Entertainment update

Jan. 8, 2011

Jenny Sutter' reading Jan. 8-9

Please join CAST on Jan. 8, at 7:30 p.m. and/or Jan. 9, at 2 p.m. for Wine and Word - a staged reading of "Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter," by Julie Marie Myatt. These two performances are being offer at Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave. in Hood River. There is no charge for admission but donations are appreciated. In the play, Jenny Sutter, a US marine who lost part of a leg in a suicide bombing, is just back from Iraq. Her two small children have been living with Jenny's mother. But Jenny is not ready to go home. She feels guilty about the circumstance of her injury, and she wonders how her family will see her now. The play is a kind of tutorial for what many Americans face today, but it's not a downer, nor is Jenny's disability treated morbidly. The play portrays a critical aspect of a war that's not over yet. Military personnel are encouraged to attend.

Jazz trio plays House Concert

Casey, Connell & Skye, an acoustic jazz trio (bass, mando, guitar) looks to be one of the Northwest's acoustic gems. Come enjoy what Guitar Player Magazine calls "A fabulous 'seminar' on quietly building drama." Join them on Saturday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m., at Paul and Kristen's, 401 Montello, Hood River; 541-387-4011.

Heart & Hammer play Jan. 8

It's the Second Saturday Showcase at Springhouse Cellar, Jan. 8, with Portland's premier folk band Heart and Hammer. Music is from 7-9 p.m. and there is no cover charge. Visit www.heartandhammer.com for more. Springhouse Cellar, 13 Railroad Ave, Hood River; 308-0700.

Green Drinks meet Jan 11

Gorge Owned Business Network welcomes all Gorge residents to Columbia Center for the Arts on Tuesday, Jan, 11, from 6-8 p.m. for the first Gorge Green Drinks of 2011. "Daughters of Earth/In Our Hands," the Art Gallery's latest installation, will provide the catalyst for conversations on global and local issues related to food and water security. Featured artists include Cathy Stever, Janet Essley, Peny Wallace and mother-daughter artists Julia Zweerts Brownfoot and Judi Kane. $5 donation.

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