Lighted fire trucks roll Dec. 14 to 16

The annual Hood River County fire departments’ lighted truck Christmas parade will take place Dec. 14 in Odell and Pine Grove, Dec. 15 in Parkdale and Dee, and Dec. 16 on the West Side and Hood River, each night from 6-9p.m.

Entertainment Update for Dec. 12

Star Wars party at Moth; Tracy Klas at CEBU; more

Entertainment Update for Dec. 9

Rob Guidera at White Buffalo; Chic Preston Trio at The Pines; more

Entertainment Update for Dec. 5

Voci Choir plays Dec. 4; Secret Salsa meets Dec. 11; more

Entertainment Update for Dec. 2

Groove Project celebrates new Christmas CD; shows Dec. 6, 13; Jazz at Butler Building Dec. 11; more

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Parisian Americana artist Eric John Kaiser makes stop in HR

About a year ago, Eric John Kaiser released his album “Idaho,” which is a collection of songs he wrote while staying at a hotel near the Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, and then went back to Portland to record it.

HRV senior organizes concert for Tanzania outreach

Olivia Newcomb raises funds to support her work for a school and orphanage

A senior at Hood River Valley High School, Olivia Newcomb is in the last stretch of a two-year effort to bring Full Circle Learning (FCL) to Your Sisters, an orphanage for girls and the Dinka School in Tanzania, Africa.

Entertainment Update for Nov. 28

Groove Project celebrates new Christmas CD, shows Dec. 6, 13; Holiday Open House at Discovery Center Dec. 5; more

Entertainment Update for Nov. 25

Kit Garoutte at The Pines; ‘World’s Finest’ at River City; more

The Ale List: Double Mountain’s IRA prevails in Oregonlive voting

The Oregonian newspaper’s online service, Oregonlive.com, gives kudos to local brews in its own recent ranking, and now, readers’ on-line voting:

Film festival features young farmers’ movement

Gorge Grown Food Network and the Rockford Grange present the Greenhorn’s Up Up! Film Festival, a series of independent films and shorts that explore the questions of farmland, access, rural livelihoods and sustainability of people and place, at the Rockford Grange Dec. 11.

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Doing what it takes to be the ‘Finest’

My theory that all bands, music and interviews in the world are somehow linked together was further confirmed when a press release from Portland jam-banders World’s Finest landed in my in-box earlier this month.

Overlapping ‘Pray for Snow’ parties happen Saturday

Three “Pray For Snow” parties happen Saturday in Hood River County: Mt. Hood Meadows, Oak Street Pub, and Springhouse

Entertainment Update for Nov. 21

Ural Thomas, more River City; Trio Subtonic at CEBU; more

Entertainment Update for Nov. 18

Chris Stewart at The Pines; Jazz at Butler Building Nov. 20; Acoustic Guitar Summit Nov. 20; more