Entertainment Update for Nov. 5

Second Saturday dance Nov. 8

The Second Saturday Country Dance returns on Nov. 8, from 7-10 p.m., at the Rockford Grange on Barrett Road in Hood River. The dance caller will be Ned Leager from Portland and the band will be the Mill Creek String Band.

Dance lessons will begin at 7 p.m. All ages welcome and no partner is required. All dance steps are walked through the first time. Enjoy an evening of Country Squares, Contras, Circle dances and a few Waltzes. Admission $6 for members of the Mid Columbia Folklore Society, $7 for non-members, $1 for youth and students. Please bring snack treats for break time. Call Keith Harding at 541-352-7550 or Tom Hons at 541-386-5771 for further information.

‘Bend in the River’ screens as benefit for history museum

On Friday, Nov. 14, The Hood River County History Museum will be showing “Bend of the River,” featuring the paddlewheel that is displayed in front of the museum. The movie was filmed near Mt. Hood and on the sternwheeler MF Henderson, built by Shaver Transportation Company in 1901. The movie features Jimmy Stewart as a former outlaw turned wagon train guide. It also features Rock Hudson, Arthur Kennedy, and Julie Adams. This is the first in a series of movies made in the Gorge that will be shown in the Museum this fall and winter to raise money to repair the paddlewheel. The museum is located at 300 East Marina Drive. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the movie will start at 6 p.m.

Polecat at CEBU Lounge

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, Nov. 7, Dancehall Days, 9:30 p.m.

Dance party! This is part of the Fashion Show after-party and if you like to boogie, this is your night!

Saturday, Nov. 8 Polecat w/ Lewi Longmire & The Left Coast Roasters, 9:30 p.m.

After turning in one of the best Ruins performances of the summer, Polecat returns to Hood River with Portland legend Lew Longmire opening the show. “Formed in Bellingham, Washington in Spring 2010, Polecat has traveled all over Northwest U.S., performing over 400 shows in four years. Their unique instrumentation enables them to seamlessly blend genres including bluegrass, country, celtic, rock, reggae, and world music into their sound.” Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

Urban Tellers showcase Nov. 15

Columbia Center for the Arts presents the graduates of Portland Storytellers’ The Art of Personal Narrative workshop at an Urban Tellers showcase on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River. The showcase is the culmination of weeks of work where these people from the local community who have crafted and honed a personal story get to share it on stage.

“We’ve been wanting to expand our offerings and get a spoken word program going here in Hood River,” says Catherine Butler, program director. “People flocked to Portland Story Theater’s debut in Hood River last month and we expect this show to be a sellout.”

This group of Urban Tellers features Jackie Mcmanus, David Fox, Ann Harris, Howard Bulick, Megan Farrell, Julie Hatfield, and Mari Matthias.

Tickets are $15 and are available for purchase in advance at Columbia Center for the Arts and online at www.columbiaarts.org. For all media inquiries in reference to Urban Tellers please contact Lynne Duddy, 503-284-2226 or by email at lynne@portlandstorytheater.com.

Entertainment listings can be e-mailed to jdrake@hoodrivernews.com

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