Entertainment Update for June 15

48 Hour Film awards June 15

Join the fun on June 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Columbia Arts in downtown Hood River for film screenings and award ceremony for the 2013 Columbia Gorge 48 Hour Film Project. Presented by FoxCard Media, this screening showcases participating teams of filmmakers who on the weekend of June 7-9 had 48 hours to plan, shoot, edit and turn in a completed short film. The winning film will have successfully woven together the themes submitted by each of the five sponsors: Columbia Center for the Arts, Sheppard’s, Smiley’s Red Barn, Foxtail Cider, Ground Central Coffee Station and Mt. Defiance Fruit Company.

With the winning film receiving a $500 prize, second and third place will receive $250 and $100 respectively. In addition, winning films will be shown during the Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival. Columbia Arts is located at 215 Cascade Ave. in Hood River.

‘Vesper Geer’ screens June 21

The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles hosts a pasta bar dinner and film Friday, June 21. The dinner is a pasta bar at 5:30 p.m., followed at 6:30 p.m. by “The Life of Vesper Geer,” a 65-minute historical documentary by Michael Turner, artist-in-residence at the GeerCrest Farm and Historical Society in the Willamette Valley. Vesper Geer was the fourth-generation owner of the Geer farmstead, the oldest frame-built house in Oregon to remain in the same family. Vesper was born in that old house in 1917 and passed away there in 2010. The story of the Geer family is, in many ways, the story of Oregon. Geer’s ancestors were among the first Oregon Trail emigrants to use the new Barlow Road in 1846 to travel to the Willamette Valley.

Turner will also show the world-premier of “Musa Geer and the Goodnoe Hills,” a five-minute short film on Vesper Geer’s Aunt Musa, who was postmistress for 47 years of the Goodnoe Hills post office in Klickitat County.

Victor Johnson at Clocktower

There’s music and more at Clocktower Ales this June:

June 14 - Blue Skies for Black Hearts at 9 p.m.

June 21 - Groove Project at 9 p.m.

June 28 - Ten Thirty at 9 p.m.

Trivia Night every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

“15 Minutes of Fame” every Sunday night at 7 p.m.

Saturday nights on the patio: Victor Johnson from 6-9 p.m.

Clocktower Ales, 311 Union St., The Dalles; 541-296-2602.

Arts center volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed at the Arts Center for some June events. CAST committee members are also needed.

June 15: Awards and screening of the 48 Hour Film Project films — one usher and a bartender.

June 21: CAST staged reading of “The Clean House” — two ushers.

June 29: Reel Paddling Film Festival in partnership with Wet Planet Rafting Company — two ushers and one bartender each night

Email Catherine at volunteer@columbiaarts.org if interested.

Le Guin, Dorband visit Klindt’s in The Dalles June 15

Author and poet Ursula K. Le Guin and photographer Roger Dorband will be visiting Klindt’s Booksellers in The Dalles to discuss “Out Here,” their book featuring poems and images of Steens Mountain country on Saturday, June 15, at 4 p.m.

Le Guin has stated that she “fell irrevocably in love with the Steens Mountain region at first sight.” Since then the Portland writer has returned many times to the mountain, located in southeastern Oregon’s Harney County, finding there an "inexhaustible source for poetry and sketches."

In the book “Out Here,” Le Guin presents a collection of these poems and drawings along with color photographs of the high desert landscape by Oregon photographer Roger Dorband, a resident of Astoria, best known for his coffee table book “The Rogue, Portrait of a River.”

Nominated for the Oregon Book Award, “Out Here” depicts the beauty and tranquility of the Steens through the words of Le Guin and the lens of Dorband.

Clambake at Marley’s Corner

The Portland jazz band Clambake Combo is at Marley's Corner on the Heights on Saturday, June 22, starting at 7 p.m. for an all-ages show. No cover charge. Marley’s Corner, UK Pub & Drive-Thru, 1216 C St., Hood River; 541-386-0153; www.marleyscorner.com.

‘Dogs at Work’ to benefit Hood River Adopt A Dog

Come out to watch dogs at work and support Hood River Adopt A Dog on June 22, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., as local veterinarian and herding dog trainer Dr. Cynthia Mills will demonstrate the herding skills of her award-winning dogs, Folly, Mango and Krayken. See how amazing a very well-trained dog can be.

The event will take place at York Hill Farm at 5170 York Hill Drive in Hood River. Mills will be working her dogs in series with a herd of sheep. A $5 donation is suggested to benefit Hood River Adopt A Dog.

Hood River Adopt A Dog is the volunteer group that provides care for all shelter dogs and veterinary care and adoption services for unclaimed dogs at Hood River County’s Hukari Shelter in Odell.

‘Livin’ Tiny’ at Pint Shack

On Tuesday, June 18 at 7 p.m., join the Pint Shack in Hood River for the movie “Livin' Tiny.” This movie documents the winter travels of skiers Molly Baker and Zack Giffin and their Outdoor Research Tiny House project — living the ski-bum’s life in a 112-square-foot portable house. The Pint Shack, 105 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-7600.

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