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Jeff Carrell at Rivertap
Live music coming up at Rivertap:
Friday, Aug. 31: Local musicians Jeff Carrell and Kenny Olsen jamming on covers and more, 7-10 p.m. Rivertap, 703 E 2nd St, The Dalles, 541-296-7870.
Three Rivers Dulcimer Society meets Sept. 15
Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer players from the region will jam at Maryhill Museum of Art on Saturday, Sept. 15. Drop-in and hear them play throughout the day. Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer players from Tri-cities and Estacada are expected - bring your dulcimer and join in. Free with museum admission. Maryhill Museum of Art, 35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale, Wash.; 509-773-3733.
Eagle Creek Fire program Sept. 14
The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum presents award-winning photographer/photojournalist Jurgen Hess for “The Eagle Creek Fire – Its Place in Time, Ecology & History” Friday, Sept. 14. Tickets for the 6 p.m. dinner and program are $15; the 7 p.m. program only is $5. The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 541-296-8600; www.gorgediscovery.org.
Create Hogwarts School Supplies
Time to stock up on school supplies! Saturday, Sept. 1, is the first day of the Hogwarts school year. Visit the Hood River Library at 2 p.m. to make a wand, design pair of Spectrespecs, and get sorted into a Hogwarts’ house to start the school year right.
Open to Hogwarts students just starting or returning to school. This program is for kids (in 4th grade or higher) and teens.
This program is free and open to the public and aimed toward teens and adults. For more information, please contact the Hood River County Library District at 541-386-2535, email@example.com, or visit their website at http://hoodriverlibrary.org.
Tango at Maryhill Sept. 1
A festive evening of tango on Saturday, Sept. 1, with the Columbia Gorge as a backdrop will engage your senses and transform your spirit. Beginning, novice and more experienced dancers are invited to take a lesson at 6 p.m. followed by dancing until 9 p.m. Come with a partner or solo. Light refreshments included. Cost: $7 members / $10 non-members. Maryhill Museum of Art, 35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale, Wash.; 509-773-3733.
Kay Floria at The Pines
Coming up at The Pines:
Kay Floria & Randy Bell, Friday, Aug. 31, 6-9 p.m.
Kay Floria on keyboard and vocals and Randy Bell on cajon. Listen to these two play blues, jazz and soulful ballads. Her style is reminiscent of the women blues artists from the 40s and 50s. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.
ACT plays at HRAD open Sept 7
Three one-act plays take to the ACT stage at the Hood River Adult Center, Sept. 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door with food and beverages available on the deck before the performances of “Brick and Bertha,” “Adam, Eve and The Chicago Cubs,” and “Judgment Call.” A “Talk-Back” question and answer session follows the performances.
Hood River Valley Adult Center, 2010 Sterling Pl, Hood River, (541) 386-2060.
Author Fischer visits Sept. 7
Waucoma Bookstore is hosting local Hood River author Nancy Richardson Fischer for a book signing to celebrate the release of “When Elephants Fly,” on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5-8 p.m. “One of the most heartwarming young adult novels of the year, ‘When Elephants Fly’ shows that how we choose to live our lives matters, and that there are some battles worth fighting even if it means losing yourself.”
Nancy Richardson Fischer is a graduate of Cornell University, a published author with children’s, teen and adult titles to her credit, including Star Wars titles for Lucas Film and numerous athlete autobiographies, such as Julie Krone, Bela Karolyi and Monica Seles. She lives in Hood River. Waucoma Bookstore, 212 Oak St., Hood River; 541-386-5353.
McManus at HR Library Sept. 4
The Hood River Library will host Jackie McManus, author of “The Earthmover’s Daughter,” on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. Jackie McManus was born in Stanley, Wisc., where she now resides after living for over 20 years in Washington State. She has published in several magazines including “The Gorge Literary Journal.”
“The Earthmover’s Daughter” is a compilation of poems where loss and grief are fused with vulnerability and strength. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Hood River County Library District at 541-386-2535, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their website at http://hoodriverlibrary.org
Bluenami at Zim’s Sept. 1
Coming up at Zim’s:
Friday, Aug 31: Take Two w/ Ted Horwitz & Al Hare, 7-10 p.m.
Saturday, Sept 1: Blunami! Strong R&B sounds, 7-10 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept 4: Tues Taps & Tunes w/ Al Hare & Kenny Olsen 7-9 p.m. Zim’s Brau Haus, 604 E 2nd St., The Dalles, 541-296-2368.
Pavement Ends play Aug. 30
Pavement Ends is playing at the Sandbar Cafe on Thursday, Aug. 30, from 6-9 p.m. Expect blues, rock and more from Dennis Harvey, John Durkan and Alex Viramontes. Sandbar Cafe, Event Site, Hood River Waterfront.
Schifter at Hood Crest
Vocalist and guitarist Henry Schifter plays Hood Crest Winery on Sundays from 3:30-5:50 p.m. Hood Crest Winery, 1900 Orchard Road, Hood River, 541-716-0140.
‘Blues’ kicks off CGOA season
On Sept. 7 and 9, the CGOA Jazz Collective Big Band presents a pair of concerts called “Just the Blues,” featuring special guests Ernie Sterno and the Blind Drunks, a blues trio made up of Ben Bonham, Jeff Minnick and Don Campbell. Between the Jazz Collective and Ernie Sterno, the concert will highlight both powerful large ensemble versions of the blues — made popular by such writers as Doc Severinsen, Sammy Nestico and Buddy Rich — but more intimate blues by such artists as Eddy Clearwater and Little Walter.
Coming soon: “Write Your Own Blues” and have your lyrics performed at the concert. Visit CGOA Facebook page for information.
Performances are Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. Wy’east Middle School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20 Adults, $15 for CGOA Members, $5 kids 10-17 and free for kids under 10. Tickets and more info at gorgeorchestra.org.
Open Mic at White Buffalo
On Thursday, Aug. 30, it’s the monthly Open Mic at the White Buffalo where local and visiting talents mingle. Willy & Nelson will be hosting. Music starts at 7 p.m. White Buffalo Winebar & Bistro. 4040 Westcliff Drive. Hood River.
Katie Pearlman returns Sept. 2
Singer-songwriter Katie Pearlman returns to the Griffin House on Sunday, Sept. 2, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Pearlman has been busy the last few months. She has just written a song for Kelly Clarkson’s upcoming album, had a hit song with “Gryffin,” and performed at the 2018 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival.
Organizers are expecting this coming concert to be extra special, as Pearlman will be accompanied by her grade school music teacher, Dennis Castanares, who she cosmically ran into playing a show while visiting Hood River. Advanced tickets at www.eventbrite.com.