Saturday, March 1, 2014
Red & Ruby play March 7
Red & Ruby make their return to Paul Blackburn’s House Concert series on Friday, March 7, at 7 p.m. Vocalist LaVon Hardison teams up with swing guitarist Vince Brown for a spirited romp through the roots of jazz and the blues in the 1930s, ‘40s, and beyond. Hokum Pokum — the musical duo of Madame Betz Oslund and Ben Bonham — open the show, performing long-forgotten gems that are right up your alley. 401 Montello, Hood River, 541-387-4011.
Dancing at Elks March 6
The Hood River Elks Club welcomes on Thursday, March 6, the Simcoe Boys Band playing country-western and swing music dancing. Dancing will begin at 7 p.m. and admission is $8. Event is 21-and-over only. Dinner is available before the dance at 6 p.m. (cost of dinner includes dance admission). Elks Lodge, 304 Cascade Ave., Hood River. For more information call 541-386-1507.
Second Saturday Dance March 8
First Second Saturday Country Dance of the new year is Saturday, March 8, at 7 p.m. at the Rockford Grange, Barrett Road in Hood River. The caller will be Ned Leager and the band will be Fiddlegrass. Dance lessons will begin at 7 p.m. All ages welcome. No partner required. Family-friendly. All dances walked through first time.
Enjoy an evening of country squares, contras, circle dances and a few waltzes. Admission is $6 for members, $7 for non-members, $1 for youth and students. Please bring snack treats for break time. Call Keith Harding at 541-352-7550 or Tom Hons at 541-386-5771 for further information.
Body Vox returns March 1
Body Vox 2 returns to Columbia Center for the Arts on Saturday, March 1, for two performances, 2 and 7:30 p.m. in the theater. Bodyvox 2 is a dynamic, powerful and exceptionally talented group of dancers emerging as “…a tight ensemble of skilled performers.” This brand-new touring show will include Jamey Hampton's touching “The Obliged,” which tells the story of a couple’s last dance, “The Bunny,” an unforgettable bunny hunt that only BodyVox could dream up, and “Scare Myself,” an athletic feat of partnering and dance that recalls the innocence and promise of youth and love. Opening the show for this dynamic dance group are Columbia Gorge Dance Academy Company dancers. Don’t miss this opportunity to see this professional dance company up close and personal.
Tickets for the show are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors and are available at Columbia Center for the Arts, Waucoma Bookstore and online at columbiaarts.org.
Trail Lovers movies March 12
Hood River Area Trail Stewards presents Trail Lovers Double Feature Film Night on Wednesday, March 12, at 6:30 (kid friendly) and 8:30 p.m. (21 and over) at Skylight Theatre in Hood River. Outdoor trail adventure films Notbad and Arrival will be shown. $10 donation at the door benefits HRATS.
Groove Dance plays March 1
The Groove Dance Project features keyboardist Tim Mayer and friends — the band focuses on high-energy, up-tempo blues/soul/rock material that’s perfect for dancing. Don’t miss them at Naked Winery on Saturday, March 1, from 7-10 p.m. Naked Winery, 102 Second St., Hood River; 800-666-9303.
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The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge