Entertainment Update for July 19

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


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

‘Power Trio’ at River City July 26

The Bonneville Power Trio features Ben Bonham (The Hapa Hillbillies, Junebug Boys) Ryan McAlexander (Bigfoot Band) and Tim Ortlieb (Django’s Cadillac, Barlow Road). “They play ‘old wave’ and bluesabilly — it’s a bit like The Clash, Chuck Berry and The Rolling Stones got together for a weekend back in 1979 and cut a record.” Catch them at River City Saloon on Saturday, July 26, starting at 10 p.m. River City Saloon, 207 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-387-2583.

‘Pale Ales’ at Sandbar cafe

Local band Amber and the Pale Ales will be playing on Saturday, July 19, at the Sand Bar Café. Music starts at 6 p.m. Spruce Baugher’s ‘70′s Harmony Roadshow Ride happens every Thursday this summer from 6-8 p.m. at the Sandbar Cafe on the Hood River waterfront. Enjoy your favorite classic acoustic folk-rock and more.

Lincoln Bros. at Marley’s Corner

The Lincoln Bros. play roots-inspired original songs and gems from the country, blues and gospel traditions. With Mike Lindberg on vocals and guitar, and Mark Reynolds on vocals, guitar, bottleneck guitar and mandolin, The Lincoln Bros. pay tribute to the great songwriters of the past with new music and tasteful covers. Catch them at Marley's Corner on Saturday, July 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. Marley’s Corner, Scottish Pub & Drive-Thru, 1216 C Street, Hood River; 541-386-0153;

‘Memeloose’ author visits July 28

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center presents an author booksigning on Monday, July 28, from 9-11 a.m. Author E.F. Winters will be signing copies of her book, “Memeloose” at the Discovery Center’s Columbia River Trading Company museum store, 5000 Discovery Drive, in The Dalles.

The book is based on a true story from the 1840s of a Native American boy taken from home near Mt. Shasta and sold into slavery on the Columbia. Historic characters including Dr. John McLoughlin, Reverend Henry Perkins and Chief Kamiakin enrich this tale of a boy’s coming-of-age adventures while his faithful dog travels the Pacific Northwest searching for him. One reader said, “It is a boy and dog story unlike any other.”

‘Woolf’ auditions July 27-28

Columbia Center for the Arts and CAST Theater announce auditions for Edward Albee's 1963 Tony Award-winning play “Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Auditions are being held in the theatre on July 27 and July 28 at 6 p.m. Callbacks are July 29 at 6 p.m. Show opens Oct. 9. Auditions will be a cold reading from the script. Parts of the script are available at Columbia Center for the Arts.

“Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf” is considered one of the top ten American productions of all time. This play is an ensemble piece at its best. There are four characters: Martha, George, Honey and Nick. Martha: 40's, 50's (bold, boisterous and boozy); George: 40's, 50's (intellectual, language-loving and volatile); Honey: 20's, 30's (mousy, plain); Nick: 20's, 30's (well put-together, good looking). For more information please contact Deborah at deborahlanglois@gmail.com.

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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