Entertainment Update for March 22

Ceramic button and charm class

Enjoy and learn how to make buttons and pendants using ceramic clay and stamps. Art instructor Margaret Burkhart will teach how to make the impressions then glaze the work to show design at it best.

Buttons can be added to coats, vests, hats, T-shirts and much more. Pendants can be stung on leather or any cord or chain.

Supplies will be provided, but if you have something you would like to impress into the clay, bring it with you. Things that work well; rubber stamps, lace or anything that leaves an impression. Classes are April 7 and 14 at The Dalles Art Center classroom studio. Fee is $35 per student. Register by email at: thedallesart@embarqmail.com.

‘Science!’ plays March 22

Science! is an award winning acoustic duo comprised of Justin Stang and Jim Elenteny. Their recent studio debut EP includes Blind Melon’s Glen Graham on drums and their music has been featured on PBS television’s Roadtrip Nation. Critics say Science! is “riveting acoustic music ... a perfectly simple, universal and truthful roots band.” Catch them at The Pint Shack on Saturday, March 22, at 8:30 p.m. On Tuesday, March 25, it’s a double bill with Fields of May and No Rey. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. The Pint Shack, 105 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-7600.

Tony Smiley at Pheasant Valley

Pheasant Valley Winery is celebrating its 10-year anniversary party on Saturday, April 5, and will feature one-man-band Tony Smiley. He will be playing from 3-6 p.m. and there’s no cover charge. Pheasant Valley Winery, 3890 Acree Drive, Hood River; 541-387-3040.

Tess Barr CD release March 29

Local blues singer Tess Barr is excited to finally announce the long-awaited release of her new CD, “Do What You Want.” The band will be celebrating at the CD release party at Double Mountain Brewery on Saturday, March 29, from 8-11 p.m. This new CD was several years in the making and consists of 12 tracks covering a broad range of music. Most songs are originals with the exception of the Junior Wells’ song “Little By Little,” a regular in the band’s live set. Double Mountain Brewery, 8 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-0042.

‘Few Good Men' opens March 28

Aaron Sorkin’s play “A Few Good Men” comes to life this month at the Columbia Center for the Arts. This fast-paced military courtroom drama brings the talents of Jonas Grosserhode as Lt. J.G. Dan Kaffee, Blaire Carroll as Lt. Commander Galloway and Tom Butler as Lt. Col. Nathan Jessep.

When a young Marine is found dead in his bunk, two Marines in his squad are charged with his murder. Now, it’s up to a fresh-out-of-law-school naval officer who has more experience playing softball than defending clients to find out what really happened down in Cuba. What seems like an open-and-shut case has two sides playing a cat-and-mouse game of keeping secrets and exposing them. Will two young Marines accused of murder spend the rest of their lives in prison? Can a cover-up be uncovered? And, can you handle the truth?

The play runs March 28-29 and April 3-5. Proceeds for the show benefit the Columbia Center of the Arts. This production is produced by Fox-Tail Cider. Tickets will be on sale soon at Columbia Center for the Arts, Waucoma Bookstore, Mugs Coffee in Bingen, Wash. You can also purchase tickets at columbiaarts.org. Ticket prices are $18 for adults, $15 for students, seniors, and veterans. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee on April 5 at 2 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave. in Hood River.

‘Black Comedy’ in The Dalles

The Dalles Theater Company presents Peter Shaffer’s comic play “Black Comedy” March 28-29 and April 4-5, in dinner theater format, and on March 30 and April 6 at 2 p.m., presentation only, at The Dalles Civic Auditorium. Bill Fehrs directs.

Matinee prices are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, children 12 and under $8. Dinner theater tickets are $25 and include dinner by Cowboy Catering. Seating is at 6:30 p.m. Dinner theater tickets must be purchased in advance at Klindt’s Booksellers.

Groove Dance plays March 22

The Groove Dance Project features keyboardist Tim Mayer and friends — the band focuses on high-energy, uptempo blues/soul/rock material that’s perfect for dancing. Don’t miss them at Naked Winery on Saturday, March 22, from 7-10 p.m. Naked Winery, 102 Second St., Hood River; 800-666-9303.

‘Old Soul’ at CEBU Lounge

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, March 21: Blackberry Bushes Stringband, 9:30 p.m. — NW Alt. Folk String Band

“The Blackberry Bushes are a bluegrass trio who draw from these deep roots of American traditional music to create a playful and resonant sound with both twang and sophistication.”

Saturday, March 22: Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra with Robert Sarazin Blake & The Put-It-All-Down-In-A-Letters 9:30 p.m. — blues, folk, soul

“Marty O'Reilly began his musical journey as a blues guitar player, with his ear pressed close to the ancient hiss in the works of Blind Willie Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, John Lee Hooker, Charlie Patton, and Leadbelly.” Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

Entertainment listings can be emailed 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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