Lavender DAZE returns
The 10th annual Lavender DAZE festival returns to Hood River Lavender Farm on July 19 and 20. Festival hours Saturday are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Featuring music, a Ladybug release party and children's activities by Teacher Janet, the weekend promises to be fun-filled. Over 30 craft and food vendors will be onsite. Bring blankets and chairs, no dogs on the property, please.
Music lineup Saturday:
10 a.m.-Noon MacMillan, McAlexander & Bell Trio
12:30-3:30 p.m. Moe Dixon
4-7 p.m. Barlow Road
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Victor Johnson
Noon-2 p.m. Pete Krebs & Portland Playboys
2:30-5 p.m. Richard Tillinghast & Onehum
Hood River Lavender Farm, 3801 Straight Hill Road, Hood River; www.lavenderdaze.com
‘Power Trio’ at River City July 26
The Bonneville Power Trio features Ben Bonham (The Hapa Hillbillies, Junebug Boys) Ryan McAlexander (Bigfoot Band) and Tim Ortlieb (Django’s Cadillac, Barlow Road). “They play ‘old wave’ and bluesabilly — it’s a bit like The Clash, Chuck Berry and The Rolling Stones got together for a weekend back in 1979 and cut a record.” Catch them at River City Saloon on Saturday, July 26, starting at 10 p.m. River City Saloon, 207 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-387-2583.
‘Pale Ales’ at Sandbar cafe
Local band Amber and the Pale Ales will be playing on Saturday, July 19, at the Sand Bar Café. Music starts at 6 p.m. Spruce Baugher’s ‘70′s Harmony Roadshow Ride happens every Thursday this summer from 6-8 p.m. at the Sandbar Cafe on the Hood River waterfront. Enjoy your favorite classic acoustic folk-rock and more.
Lincoln Bros. at Marley’s Corner
The Lincoln Bros. play roots-inspired original songs and gems from the country, blues and gospel traditions. With Mike Lindberg on vocals and guitar, and Mark Reynolds on vocals, guitar, bottleneck guitar and mandolin, The Lincoln Bros. pay tribute to the great songwriters of the past with new music and tasteful covers. Catch them at Marley's Corner on Saturday, July 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. Marley’s Corner, Scottish Pub & Drive-Thru, 1216 C Street, Hood River; 541-386-0153;
‘Memeloose’ author visits July 28
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center presents an author booksigning on Monday, July 28, from 9-11 a.m. Author E.F. Winters will be signing copies of her book, “Memeloose” at the Discovery Center’s Columbia River Trading Company museum store, 5000 Discovery Drive, in The Dalles.
The book is based on a true story from the 1840s of a Native American boy taken from home near Mt. Shasta and sold into slavery on the Columbia. Historic characters including Dr. John McLoughlin, Reverend Henry Perkins and Chief Kamiakin enrich this tale of a boy’s coming-of-age adventures while his faithful dog travels the Pacific Northwest searching for him. One reader said, “It is a boy and dog story unlike any other.”
‘Woolf’ auditions July 27-28
Columbia Center for the Arts and CAST Theater announce auditions for Edward Albee's 1963 Tony Award-winning play “Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Auditions are being held in the theatre on July 27 and July 28 at 6 p.m. Callbacks are July 29 at 6 p.m. Show opens Oct. 9. Auditions will be a cold reading from the script. Parts of the script are available at Columbia Center for the Arts.
“Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf” is considered one of the top ten American productions of all time. This play is an ensemble piece at its best. There are four characters: Martha, George, Honey and Nick. Martha: 40's, 50's (bold, boisterous and boozy); George: 40's, 50's (intellectual, language-loving and volatile); Honey: 20's, 30's (mousy, plain); Nick: 20's, 30's (well put-together, good looking). For more information please contact Deborah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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