Wednesday, June 4, 2014
‘Massive Snowflake’ at Trillium
Miss Massive Snowflake is returning to Hood River on Friday, June 13, to play at the Trillium Cafe. On the band’s fourth album “So Sweet,” Shane de Leon weaves stories of heartbreak, loss of trust, family, and social media into eight songs that take us through an exploration of how love can sometimes walk a fine line of pain. Trillium Cafe, 207 Oak St., Hood River, 541-308-0800.
Moe Dixon at The Pines
“Moe Dixon is best known for his ability to create an energy that brings people together through song. His magical performances are highlighted by masterful guitar playing and powerful vocals.” Catch him at The Pines on Friday, June 6, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.
Norris at White Buffalo
Polly Norris will bring a soulful bouquet of country, blues and reggae to the White Buffalo on Thursday, June 5, starting at 5:30 p.m., with complimentary tastings from Cabernet Creek of Parkdale. White Buffalo Wines, 4040 Westcliff Drive, Hood River; 541-386-5534.
TL Arts Fest at new location
Trout Lake Festival of the Arts is scheduled for July 12-13, in its new location at Trout Lake School, 2310 Highway 141, Trout Lake, Wash. Featuring 55 juried artists displaying fine art, live music, live glass blowing, children's art activities, literary corner, local food and drink. Free parking and admission. For more information visit troutlakefestivalofthearts.com or call 509-395-2294.
Elks potluck and dance June 12
The Hood River Elks Club invites you to a potluck dinner and dance on Thursday, June 12, at 6 p.m. There will be a sound system available to play your favorite dance CDs, so bring the music you like and bring a friend. Donations accepted for the Elks building fund ($3 suggested). Elks Lodge, 304 Cascade Ave., Hood River. For more information call 541-386-1507.
Junebug Boys play June 7
“The Junebug Boys pick, stomp and shout their way through the old-timey songbook, with bluegrass, hokum, fiddle tunes and country blues. Based in Hood River, this all-star band brings a fresh traditional sound to the Columbia River Gorge. Their wide variety of acoustic instruments and voices make for a fun and unique listening experience.” Catch them live on Saturday, June 7, 7 p.m. at the house concert series at 401 Montello, Hood River; 541-387-4011.
‘Landslide’ plays Maupin
Singer-songwriters James Konopasek from Mosier and Mark Malefyt, from Maupin, have joined forces in a newly formed duo — Rockslide. Catch them on Saturday, June 7, at 3 p.m. at Imperial River Company, 304 Bakeoven Road, Maupin, for an after-party show for the Poker Run & Bike Rally. Enjoy an eclectic mix of folk, soft rock, blues and country, plus, a few tunes from Konopasek’s debut CD release “Twisted Country People.” No cover charge.
‘Water’ is the theme for ‘Gorge Artists Create’ show
“Gorge Artists Create” is The Dalles Art Center’s open juried show held each August. This year, the theme is “Water.” Our lives, occupations, entertainment, and recreation are all dependent on, or intimately linked with, water. Think “outside the pond!” This popular show is open to residents of the Mid-Columbia area. Cash prizes for first, second and third place will be awarded as well as People’s Choice. Submissions will be accepted July 15-26, Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. A non-refundable $10 entry fee is requested per submitted piece. There is a maximum of three submissions per artist.
Brothers Gow at River City
Based out of San Diego, Brothers Gow is an eclectic mix of rock, funk, and reggae: expect original music and covers of Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, Adele and Stevie Wonder tunes. “Combine the bands energetic stage presence with powerful vocal harmonies, complex arrangements, ripping guitar solos and the band’s awe-inspiring light show, and you get the recipe for a truly memorable concert experience.” Catch the show on Tuesday, June 3, at the River City Saloon. River City Saloon, 207 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-387-2583.
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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