Food bank benefit Dec. 14

Barley Draught & Friends return to old St. Peter's Landmark Church in The Dalles for their third annual Christmas Concert, Sunday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m.

Entertainment Update for Dec. 10

Kay Floria, more at The Pines; Secret Salsa lesson Dec. 12; Gorge Winds Concert Band Christmas Concert Dec. 21; more

Entertainment Update for Dec. 6

Music for ‘Adopt-A-Dog’; United Way benefit Holiday Concert Dec. 7; more

‘It’s A Wonderful Life’

“I just happen to have the key …”

Entertainment Update for Dec. 3

Bunzow, more at The Pines; Museum open house Dec. 13; more

Entertainment Update for Nov. 29

Groove Project returns Dec. 14; Camero gives Trans America Bike Trail talk Dec. 9; Old Wave at Trillium Dec. 6

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Going to see a band that really gives

It’s serendipitous that I get to write about a band, during the Thanksgiving holiday no less, which actually thinks about others and makes a special point to give back to their community.

Entertainment Update for Nov. 26

Willie & Nelson at The Pines; more

Entertainment Update for Nov. 22

Cowboy Gathering returns Nov. 29; more

Ski films ‘Pretty Faces,’ ‘A Dozen More Turns’ screen Nov. 21

Ski Films presented by Columbia Center for the Arts and Cooper Spur

Columbia Center for the Arts and Cooper Spur Race team join forces to bring a night of ski films in celebration of the Snow Show, proceeds will benefit Cooper Spur Race team. The films will be shown on Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $7 for children and students 18 and under, adult tickets are $10 and available through Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave. and Waucoma Bookstore.

Entertainment Update for Nov. 19

‘Easy Boys’ at River City Nov. 26; Tess Barr at Double Mt.; more

Entertainment Update for Nov. 12

‘Old Soul’ at CEBU Nov. 15; more

Entertainment Update for Nov. 8

‘Easy Boys,’ more at River City; ‘Pale Ales’ at Naked Winery; more

Entertainment Update for Nov. 5

Second Saturday dance Nov. 8l ‘Bend in the River’ screens as benefit for history museum; more

Mount Hood Railroad’s popular The Polar Express begins holiday runs Nov. 8

“Well, are you coming?” asks the Conductor. “Where?” asks the Boy. “Why, to the North Pole, of course. This is The Polar Express!”