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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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