Round ’em up, head ’em out (with an ice chest, too)

What’re you gonna do when the heat comes down? Here are a few ideas for the week ahead … news, activities and other tasty morsels …

“Classic Night at a Steakhouse” is the theme and chef Kathy Watson and Husum Riverside B&B are the team behind their next Supper Club — this weekend, Friday and Saturday nights, August 4-5. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. outside on the patio and arbor. The dinner features four courses, one of which will be filet mignon. “And of course, dessert will involve chocolate,” says Watson. Wines will be available from Maryhill Winery, and can be purchased as pairings with each course, or by the glass or bottle. Tickets are $45 a person. Reservations are available at the Husum Riverside B&B website. Reservations are available through Wednesday, Aug. 2. …

First Friday is coming, and art (along with a lot of other stuff) is still the major menu item. As usual, the Columbia Center for the Arts debuts its new show, Scenes: Photography of the Gorge. And Waucoma Bookstore is featuring local artist (and tattoo talent) Kat Carroll, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the bookstore, 212 Oak St., Hood River. Carroll, born and raised in Hood River, is an award winning mixed media and tattoo artist who has experience working on a diverse range of mediums from acrylic on canvas to pen and ink. She owns and operates Kayci Tattoo and Company and produces custom apparel, art prints, and customized kiteboards, skateboards, and surfboards. See her work here … 

Plays for Non Profits is preparing four shows for its 2017-2018 season, including Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer’s Night Dream,” directed by Lisa Roth, this month; “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, adapted by Gary Young, in December; “Lion in Winter” by William Goldman, directed by Lynda Dallman, in March 2018; and “The Blind Princess” by Bill Weiler, directed by Sullivan Mackintosh in May 2018. Proceeds benefit Gorge-area non-profits such as the Mid-Columbia Children’s Council, Columbia Gorge Peace Village, FISH and the Christmas Project. PNP is seeking sponsorship by local businesses and individuals, at $500, $250 and $100 levels. Interested? Send e-mail to Lynda Dallman, or call 541-380-3819 …

Maryhill Museum, which has air conditioning and plenty of large shade trees on its lawn, is rolling out work by 40 artists for its Pacific Northwest Plein Air Event — a show featuring subject matter from the great outdoors. It will hold a free opening reception on Friday, Aug. 4, when “fresh paintings” will be hung and available for purchase; the exhibition remains on view through Sunday, August 27. Visitors can meet artists, buy paintings and check out award selections … 

Hey, Insitu fans, guess who’s scoring big defense contracts? Well, Insitu, that’s who. According to GovconWire, the Bingen-based “Boeing subsidiary will supply the government of Afghanistan with five additional ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems under a $19.6 million order from the U.S. Navy.” …

Gorge Owned podcast series gets some national attention, according to founder and board member Becky Brun. The series, Hear in the Gorge, got a splash in the Huffington Post. The article is written by by Homer Yasui’s granddaughter, Mari, and Almost Home, the first episode in the podcast series, is featured. Gorge Grown is releasing new podcasts on the third Thursday of each month through August. The next episode will be on Woody Gutherie’s Columbia River songs and his time at the BPA, and the last one will be on Tribal in-lieu sites.

 

 

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