Entertainment Update for July 9

‘Dreams’ at Mt Hood Winery

Mt. Hood Winery is celebrating its 5-year anniversary on Saturday, July 12, from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Come enjoy fine wine, food and art from featured local artist Mary Rollins and live music from the band Key Of Dreams from 1-4 p.m. Mt. Hood Winery, 2882 Van Horn Drive, Hood River; 541-386-8333.

‘3 Speed’ at The Pines

This week at The Pines:

Friday, July 11, 6-9 p.m.; The 3 Speed Trio features Ed Dietrich on bass, Dave Henehan on guitar, and Tim Ortlieb on drums. The group has found a voice playing jazz standards and modern rock tunes with a contemporary jazz twist. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

Too Slim returns July 16

Top NW rock-blues band Too Slim and the Taildraggers return to Hood River for a free all ages mid-week summer concert on Wednesday, July 16, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the parking lot next to Boda’s Kitchen on Oak Street. Boda’s Kitchen, 404 Oak Street, Hood River, (541) 386-9876.

Elks potluck, dance July 17

A potluck and dance happens at the Elks Lodge on Thursday, July 17, starting at 6 p.m. Bring your favorite CD or mp3’s and dance to the lodge’s high quality sound system. Admission is $3 donation. Event is 21 and over only. Elks Lodge, 304 Cascade Ave., Hood River. For more information call 541-386-1507.

Adopt-A-Dog fundraiser July 12

Come out and enjoy “Canine PAWsibilities” Demo Day - a fundraiser for Hood River Adopt A Dog and a veritable three-ring circus of dog activities. Dog handlers will be on site at York Hill Farm, 5170 York Hill Drive, Hood River, on Saturday, July 12 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with dogs demonstrating sheep herding, nose work, and agility. Well-behaved, leashed family dogs are welcome to attend (but can not participate). Bring a lawn chair and a donation - $5 suggested, but any amount will do. It'll be a tail-wagging good time!

Tracy Klas at White Buffalo

Dynamic singer/songwriter Tracy Klas will share the stage with Jeff Caroll at White Buffalo's complimentary wine tasting event on Thursday, July 10, from 6-8 p.m. White Buffalo Wines, 4040 Westcliff Dr., Hood River; 541-386-5534.

Lavender DAZE returns

The 10th annual Lavender DAZE festival returns to Hood River Lavender Farm on July 19 and 20. Festival hours Saturday are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Featuring music, a Ladybug release party and children's activities by Teacher Janet, the weekend promises to be fun-filled. Over 30 craft and food vendors will be onsite. Bring blankets and chairs, no dogs on the property, please.

Music lineup Saturday: 10 a.m.-Noon MacMillan, McAlexander & Bell Trio; 12:30-3:30 p.m. Moe Dixon

4-7 p.m. Barlow Road

Sunday: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Victor Johnson

Noon-2 p.m. Pete Krebs & Portland Playboys

2:30-5 p.m. Richard Tillinghast & Onehum

Hood River Lavender Farm, 3801 Straight Hill Road, Hood River; www.lavenderdaze.com

Volcanic celebrates 4 years

Volcanic Bottle Shoppe's fourth anniversary party is coming up on Saturday, July 12, with live music starting at 4:30 p.m. Positive Light Productions will be on hand to add a festive atmosphere to the music all night long. The lineup includes: 4:30 p.m. - Matt Messier and Ryan McAlexander; 6:30 p.m. - Amber and the Pale Ales; 8:30 p.m. - SmudgePot 9:30 p.m. - DJ Liggo; 10:30 p.m. - SmudgePot. No cover charge, 21 and over only. Volcanic Bottle Shoppe, 1410 12th St., Hood River; 541-436-1226.

Music at Lost Lake July 12

Big Ron and Medium Ben perform at Lost Lake Resort on Saturday, July 12, from 7-9 p.m. Visit lostlakeresort.org for more information.

“Ben Bonham is a first rate showman and accomplished player of guitar, slide guitar and ukulele. Ron Ontiveros plays upright bass, shouts a bit, carries the gear and drives the van. Let them whisk you away with their musical style which incorporates early country blues, early jazz, early western swing, early tin pan alley, late electronica, early hapa haole, early elevator and early punk rock. All with an undercurrent of irreverent humor.”

Run On Sentence album release party July 11

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Musician Dustin Hamman and his band Run On Sentence is releasing the new album “Feelings,” on Friday July 11, at Everybody's Brewing. Music starts at 9 p.m. This is the band’s third release. Critics say “The songs have great dynamic range, crouching down in quiet reverence in certain parts, ducking below the hedges to avoid the cops, and then bursting out with a parade of trumpets like the world's happiest jack-in-the-box.”

Everybody’s Brewing, 151 E. Jewett Blvd., White Salmon, Wash; 509-637-2774.

Entertainment listings can be e-mailed to jdrake@hoodrivernews.com.

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Parkdale third graders sing "12 Disaster Days of Christmas"

Welcome to your sing-able Christmas gift list. What follows is an emergency rendition of “12 Days of Christmas” – for outfitting your home or car in case of snow storm, earthquake, flood or other emergency. Read it as a simple list, or sing it to the tune of “12 Days” – you know, as in “ … and a partridge in a pear tree…” Not to make light of it, but the song is a familiar framework for a set of gift ideas that you could consider gathering together, even if the recipient already owns items such as a bunch of coats, tire chains and flashlights. Stores throughout the Gorge are stocked up on all these items. Buying all 12 days might be prohibitive, but here are three ideas for checking any of the dozen off your list (notations follow, 1-12.) The gift items needed to stay warm, dry and safe are also coded to suggest items in your abode (A) in your car (C) or both (B). 12 Gallons of Water (A) 11 Family meals (B) 10 Cans of propane (A) 9 Hygiene bags (B) 8 Packs of batteries (A) 7 Spare coats (B) 6 Bright red flares (C) 5 Cozy blankets (B) 4 Tire chains (C) 3 Flashlights (B) 2 cell phone chargers (B) 1 And a crush-proof first aid kit (B) Price ranges? Here’s a few quotes for days Three, Two, Four and Nine: n A family gift of flashlights (three will run $15-30, Hood River Supply, Tum-A-Lum) n Cell phone chargers (two will run $30-60) n Tire chains (basic set, $30, Les Schwab, returnable if unused for the winter) n Family meals ($100 or so should cover the basics for three or four reasonably well-fed days) n The home kit should be kept in a handy place near an exit, and remember that water needs to be replenished every few months. If you have a solid first aid kit already, switch out the gift idea with “and-a-sto-o-u-t- tub-for it-all …” Otherwise, it’s a case of assembling your home or car kits and making sure all members of the family know what the resources are and how to use them (ie flares and propane). Emergency situations are at worst life-threatening, at best deeply uncomfortable if you and your family are left without power for an extended period, or traveling and find yourself in a situation where you need to wait out a storm, lengthy traffic delay, or other crisis. Notes on the 12 gift ideas: 12 – Gallons of water: that’s one per person in a four-member family to last for three days, the recommended minimum to be prepared for utility outages. 11 – Easy-open packaged goods, energy bars, dried food and nuts are good things to include for nutrition. Think of what your family of four needs for three days to stay fortified and hydrated (see number 12). Can-opener also recommended 10 – If you have a propane camping stove, keep extra fuel handy. 9 – Hygiene bags: put packaged moistened towelettes, toilet paper, and plastic ties in large garbage bags (for personal sanitation) Resource list courtesy of Hood River County Emergency Management, Barbara Ayers, manager/ 541-386-1213. The county also reminds residents to Get a Kit, Make A Plan to connect your family if separated, and Stay Informed. See www.co.hood-river.or.us to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge

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