ElderAudience is the place for Activities Directors at senior living facilities in Oregon and SW Washington to locate a wide range of entertainment, outings and other activities to meet the needs of their residents.

ElderAudience ALSO helps seniors and their families find great entertainment for special occasions such as anniversaries, birthdays and reunions!

ElderAudience is not a booking agency – We invite you to BROWSE THE CATEGORIES AT RIGHT (beneath the Picture Ads) or use the Search function to locate entertainment and activities. *Click on any listing to see more information.* When you find listed performers or activities you’d like to know more about, you are free to contact them directly and make whatever arrangements work best for you. Check back often, as we are adding more talent and other offerings all the time!

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**12-18-14–Author and Grief Counselor LINDA ROSS SWANSON offers FREE talks about LEGACY LETTERS and WISDOM WILLS (for the privilege of selling her book, “Wisdom Under the Bridge: The Prophets from Skid Row”).  She also offers workshops on “Creating the Gift of You: Legacy Letter Writing.” Read more about her: http://www.elderaudience.com/linda-ross-swanson/

**12-18-14–I hope you will take a look at the friendly face in the sidebar ad for CALLIOPE ENTERTAINMENT on ElderAudience (those picture ads appear on the right side of the site, above the CATEGORY listings). it belongs to MATT NEILL, who brings you music “from the era of showboats and the circus through the 1950’s.” The Calliope’s volume is adjustable for the occasion, and can be played indoors or out. It is “As American as Baseball and Apple Pie!” Great for country fair themes, patriotic holidays, etc. MATT will travel widely, too. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/live-calliope-matt-neill/

**12-18-14–NEW CENTURY PLAYERS Theatre troupe has two excellent plays in their Winter/Spring lineup: First is Arthur Miller’s drama, ALL MY SONS, that runs March 13, 14, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 at 7:30 PM and March 22 and 29 at 2 PM. Senior Tickets $12. Location: Rex Putnam Blackbox Theatre, 4950 SE Roethe Rd in Milwaukie. Then see Agatha Christie’s thriller, WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION that runs May 1, 2, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 at 7:30 PM and May 10 and 17 at 3 PM. Senior Tickets $12. Location: Milwaukie Masonic Lodge, 10636 SE Main St in Milwaukie. More information at http://www.NewCenturyPlayers.org or (503)367-2620

**12-18-14–TOM McCARLEY and JANE NASH bring their “FUN WITH TOM AND JANE” Art Activities to senior facilities in the Portland/Vancouver area. These experienced instructors (accomplished artists themselves) get super reviews for the varied crafts and creative arts activities they lead for every level of artist. One activity director wrote :“…I had residents participate that I could NEVER get to do art!” Learn more about FUN WITH TOM AND JANE: http://www.elderaudience.com/fun-with-tom-and-jane/

**12-18-14–PABLO GRABIEL is a former activities director who specializes in memory-stimulating music activities and customizing music for any themed programs or special events. Typical programs include “Name that Tune”,”Tour of Composers” to “Tour of the Decades”, “Gershwin”, ”Cole Porter”, all holidays and seasonal programs. PABLO GRABIEL is Portland-based but TRAVELS widely! Read more about him and be sure to check out his music samples: http://www.elderaudience.com/pablo-grabiel/

**12-18-14–The quirkily named “BAD MOTOR SCOOTER 7.0″ Rock and Roll Band plays Baby Boomer music, especially tunes from the 50’s to the 80’s that is very danceable! Here are some of the familiar titles in their repertoire: Ain’t No Sunshine; Born on the Bayou; Brown Eyed Girl; Johnny B Good; Pretty Woman;Grapevine; Suzie-Q;Wonderful Tonight; Some Kind of Wonderful; Sweet Home Alabama; Hard Days Night; I Saw Her Standing there; and Margaritaville. Read more about BAD MOTOR SCOOTER 7.0 http://www.elderaudience.com/bad-motor-scooter-rock-n-roll-band/

**12-18-14–BODACIOUS describes its music as a “Groovy Gumbo from our pantry of Blues, Rock&Roll, Jazz and Zydeco-Cajun-Irish-German influences”. Their core trio includes guitar, piano,WASHBOARD, accordion and vocals. Invite BODACIOUS to entertain you with CAJUN, original, and cover tunes. They TRAVEL! Read about BODACIOUS and be sure to listen to their music samples. http://www.elderaudience.com/bodacious/

**12-18-14–Speaker LONNIE WIIG was in attendance when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech. LONNIE is highly praised for his compelling program, “Our Toad Suck Summer” about the Civil Rights era, which he presents for NO CHARGE to audiences in the Portland/Metro area. He has a flexible schedule too! Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/lonnie-wiig-presenter/

**12-18-14–Is it on your calendar yet? Plan to attend Storyteller ANNE RUTHERFORD‘s 1-WOMAN “ALICE in WONDERLAND”! Well known ElderAudience-listed Storyteller ANNE RUTHERFORD has a 1 WOMAN SHOW (for all ages) coming up titled “Alice’s 1-Woman Wonderland: The Original Adventure”. See this solo version of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. From Red Queen to Mad Hatter, Anne brings alive over a dozen characters through her vivid vocal and physical performance, fueled by the wit of Carroll’s original text. WHEN: JAN.24, 25, 31, and FEB 1 @ 2 pm. WHERE: Multnomah Arts Center, Theater, at 7688 SW Capitol Highway in Portland. Tickets: $15 or $10 for Groups of 8 or more. Purchase tickets online at http://www.fertilegroundpdx.org INVITE ANNE RUTHERFORD to bring her gift for storytelling and song to your facility too! http://www.elderaudience.com/anne-rutherford-storyteller-and-songs/

**12-18-14–THE UPTOWNERS call themselves the “GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK DUO”. Vocalist CARRIE RAMBO sings favorite American popular tunes from the 1920’s through the 1960’s accompanied by jazz piano player BILL FRENCH. They perform many songs originating on the musical theater stage that became great jazz standards. Hear music by the great Rogers & Hart, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and swing-era favorites of the 1940s and more! THE UPTOWNERS also have a special program of Christmas music. They TRAVEL WIDELY. Read more about them. http://www.elderaudience.com/the-uptowners-your-great-american-songbook-duo/

**12-18-14–Reminder–THE BUNNIES ARE BACK!!! “BUNNIES IN BASKETS” is a volunteer organization providing visits by “therapy” bunnies (with their human partners) to senior facilities throughout our area. Request a visit by these beautiful, furry creatures to your facility. NOTE: You will be added to Bunnies In Baskets’ ListServ. They cannot guarantee that you will be contacted or visited. http://www.elderaudience.com/bunnies-in-baskets/

**12-18-14–Take a trip to Europe without leaving home! MARY KNIGHT offers “Armchair” travel presentations with colorful slides, accompanied by a bit of history and entertaining anecdotes. “Visit” Germany, France, England, Austria, Scotland, Switzerland and more! NO CHARGE. A senior herself, MARY KNIGHT is only available on Portland’s West Side, Beaverton and Tigard. http://www.elderaudience.com/armchair-travel-with-mary-knight/

**12-18-14–Are you familiar with NANCY DOWNIE? She plays HAMMERED DULCIMER AND NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTES. She offers “music for all times”–historical and “old time” tunes, as well as more contemporary fare. You’ll hear anecdotes about the background and culture of the songs, learn details about her instruments, AND have a “mini-lesson” on the hammered dulcimer if you wish. NANCY gets wonderful reviews. She TRAVELS too. http://www.elderaudience.com/nancy-downie-certified-music-practitioner/

**12-18-14–Save $10 on tickets to see PORTLAND CENTER STAGE‘S production of the 2013 Tony Award Winner for Best Play, “VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE” that runs JANUARY 10 thru FEBRUARY 8, including some NOON and 2pm MATINEES. Use the promo code “VIPGROUP” online at http://www.pcs.org/vanya (Enter the promo code and the discounted price will automatically appear when selecting seats.), by phone at (503)445-3700 or in person at the Box Office Noon to 6pm daily at 128 NW Eleventh in Portland. Offer subject to availability. Not valid with any other offers or on previously purchased tickets. **SPECIAL ELDERAUDIENCE PRICE FOR GROUPS TOO! ***Mention “ElderAudience” when booking your group of 10 or more, and your group will receive 30% off the price of adult tickets. PLUS, every 11th ticket is FREE.

**12-18-14–Another rave review for Sinatra tribute artist and trumpeter CHUCK PAR-DUE! Corbin at Farmington Square in Beaverton wrote: “Chuck Par-Due summed up in one word…WOW!!!This man stole the show and the hearts of our residents with his Frank Sinatra program, taking them all back to an era filled with lounge music and big band swing. I highly recommend anyone given the opportunity to snag up this performer up to DO SO! he keeps the residents singing along and smiling as he adlibs through out his performance. Chuck is one show you won’t want to miss out on!” Invite CHUCK PAR-DUE to entertain you: http://www.elderaudience.com/chuck-par-due-singer-and-trumpet/

**12-18-14–Invite her to your next Teatime! So pleased to welcome back SUSAN PATTERSON to the ElderAudience resource–SUSAN is a POET AND SPEAKER ON THE HISTORY AND BREWING OF TEA. She is a weekly guest on a podcast-radio show from England and is the author of 4 books. She gets lovely reviews, too. Read more: http://www.elderaudience.com/susan-patterson/

**12-14-14–ANOTHER CONTEST! WIN A FREE SHORT PROGRAM at your facility or event  IN THE PORTLAND/VANCOUVER AREA by highly praised VETERAN FOLK MUSIC SPECIALIST MIKE SANDS. In addition to a repertoire that includes songs by the Kingston Trio, Joan Baez, Tom Paxton, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan and others, MIKE knows lots of “Railroading” songs and music by Woody Guthrie. Read about him: http://www.elderaudience.com/mike-sands-folk-music-specialist/  Deadline for this drawing is MONDAY, JAN 5. To enter please send pam@elderaudience.com 1) your name 2) name of your facility, if applicable  3) **location** of your facility or event and 4) phone number. I will notify the winner and connect you to MIKE SANDS to arrange for a mutually agreeable date/time for your free program.

**12-13-14–MITCH HIDER is a VAUDEVILLE style performer who is ALSO a CHAMPIONSHIP WHISTLER and Historian of Whistling. He was the 1982 Whistling Competition Grand Champion and is in the National Whistlers Hall of Fame! MITCH also SINGS, YODELS and “scats”; his repertoire includes standards, jazz, show tunes, sacred, western, novelty, and international music. PLUS, he presents opera parody, a humorous magic show, and plays ukulele, harmonica, drums and other novelty instruments. He uses a table of hats and props. He once whistled with “Bertha the Harmonica-Playing Elephant”! MITCH is based in Eugene but Travels WIDELY!  http://www.elderaudience.com/mitch-hider-whistler/

**12-13-14–Fascinating! DAVE SUING brings you his HISTORY OF SPACE interactive presentations. Hear about the beginning of N.A.S.A., the Apollo Moon Missions, and various astronauts, and play a fun “space trivia” quiz. Plus you’ll see a short dvd with video of moonwalks. DAVE Travels Widely! http://www.elderaudience.com/dave-suing-history-of-space/

**12-13-14–YOURS AND OURS TRIO performs romantic vocal duets and trios, providing their own piano or keyboard accompaniment and sound system when needed. See the adorable pic at their listing! YOURS AND OURS brings you songs from “Great American Songbook”, Romantic Ballads, music from the 20’s through the 60’s, and the occasional joke! Greater Portland area. http://www.elderaudience.com/yours-and-ours-trio/

**12-13-14-IRILLA SWANSON gets terrific reviews for her WATERCOLOR PAINTING,”FUN AND EASY” classes at senior facilities. IRILLA is an accomplished artist and instructor who is available in the Portland/Gresham/ Vancouver areas as well as Woodburn and McMinnville! Learn more:  http://www.elderaudience.com/art-classes-irilla-swanson/

**12-13-14–Lovers of ELVIS PRESLEY are really impressed by award-winning ELVIS Tribute Artist MARK STEVENZ. Invite MARK to perform for you. He travels widely!  http://www.elderaudience.com/elvis-tribute-artist-mark-stevenz/

**12-13-14–MONTE WATTERS is a former long term care administrator who happens to be a hugely talented pianist. Corbin at Farmington Square wrote:  “…If you haven’t had the privilege of having Monte Watters play at your facility, then you are MISSING OUT!!! Monte is one of the BEST entertainers out there, he interacts perfectly with the residents and executes a flawless performance with his magical hands that seem to dance along the key board, keeping the audience engaged and continuously grooving to his music.” Read more about MONTE WATTERS and invite him to play for you. He TRAVELS WIDELY and is also great for Memory Care settings too. http://www.elderaudience.com/monte-watters-pianist/

**12-13-14–Do you need a DJ/Emcee for an event? Look to CHAD HAMILTON. He has a background as a radio DJ that comes in handy as he interacts with the audience and presents music suited to your theme. Read about CHAD, and see the great review from Jessie F. at Marquis Centennial. http://www.elderaudience.com/chad-hamilton-dj-and-emcee/

**12-13-14–PAMMIE PAYNE brings her “PAMinals” VISITING ANIMALS program to senior facilities within 60 miles of Portland. This longtime Veterinary Technician shares her various exotic creatures including Insects, Arachnids, Rodents, Reptiles, Amphibians and Mammals. PAMMIE takes the utmost care to protect the safety and welfare of her animals as well as the welfare of the audience. Read more:
http://www.elderaudience.com/paminals-visits-with-animals/

**12-13-14–Are you fortunate enough to have had a visit by MOUNTAIN PEAKS THERAPY LLAMAS? They are easygoing, “DoveLewis-certified” therapy llamas (and now alpacas!) are available in the Portland/Vancouver area, and they come “dressed” for every occasion! VERY POPULAR! Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/mountain-peak-therapy-llama/

**12-13-14–Life happens…and if you find yourself in need of a presenter or performer to fill in for someone who had to cancel, remember to check the CONTACT ON SHORT NOTICE-OK category on ElderAudience. The folks listed in this category have indicated that their schedules are flexible enough to consider coming to your on short notice. No guarantees, but worth a try! http://www.elderaudience.com/category/contact-on-short-notice-ok/

**12-13-14–The MELLOW TONES (Kitty Collins and Luke Moore) recently entertained the crowd at a “Welcome Back Visitors” Bash at the Yuma County Fairgrounds in Arizona. This popular singing duo (who are pictured in a sidebar ad on the right side of ElderAudience) are back in town now and will be performing over the holidays at Golden Acres and The Heights at Columbia Knoll. Learn more about THE MELLOW TONES and invite them to sing for you!  http://www.elderaudience.com/the-mellow-tones-singing-duo/

**12-13-14–As you mull over your 2015 calendars, take a look at a couple of shows coming to town! GUYS & DOLLS, a well loved “oddball romantic comedy” runs at the Keller Auditorium MARCH 10-15. http://www.portland5.com/keller-auditorium/events/guys-dolls I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE, a brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in tv history, runs at the Keller Auditorium APRIL 7-12. http://www.portland5.com/keller-auditorium/events/i-love-lucy%C2%AE-live-stage KELLER AUDITORIUM is located at 222 SW Clay in Portland.

**12-13-14–ONE LAST REMINDER about this event! SPECIAL ELDERAUDIENCE DISCOUNT to see THOM BRAY as Charles Dickens in his one man Holiday show, “A Christmas Carol“! WHEN: Monday,Dec.22, 2014 at NOON; WHERE: The Old Church, downtown Portland 1422 SW 11th (11th and Clay) SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR ELDERAUDIENCE!  Get tickets for $10, which is $4 off the regular senior ticket price! To order, call 1-800-838-3006 and order event # 892695 and use discount code “elder” . (You may also visit www.pdxchristmas.com and follow the link to Brown Paper Tickets. Be sure to use the discount code “elder” when placing your order! ) More info: http://www.elderaudience.com/thom-bray-achristmascarol/

**12-13-14–What a combination! BONNY CHIPMAN guides seniors in GENTLE YOGA (seated, if desired); MEDITATION; AND….**BELLY DANCE**! BONNIE has worked for years at a senior facility’s life enrichment department. A testimonial I received for her said, in part: “…Our residents look forward to a class with Bonny and are excited to watch their lives improve from the time spent in her class…” Read more about BONNY CHIPMAN  http://www.elderaudience.com/bonny-chipman-wellness/

**12-13-14–Check out DR. ROY TORLEY, PhD., a “GENTLEMAN SCIENTIST” who gets super reviews for his presentations (with visuals) on lots of scientific topics:  Oregon Geology,  Volcanoes, Crystals, Wind Energy,  and even Orchids. http://www.elderaudience.com/roy-torley-gentleman-scientist/

**12-13-14–BENNION FAMILY SINGERS perform a capella harmonies from Disney, Broadway, Hymns, Barbershop tunes AND have a special Christmas program. NO CHARGE–THEY ARE VOLUNTEERS! Read about their fascinating story, listen to a sample, and invite them to entertain you. They are available in the Portland/ Vancouver area or beyond (if travel expenses reimbursed.) http://www.elderaudience.com/bennion-family-singers/

**12-13-14–HURRY! In case you don’t yet have your SANTA lined up…SANTA BOB (Robert Gang) http://www.elderaudience.com/santa-bob-robert-gang/ and SANTA JIM (Jim Wood) http://www.elderaudience.com/santa-jim-jim-wood/ may have some wiggle room in their schedules to accommodate you. Contact them soon!

**12-13-14–Mark your calendars to enjoy EUGENE’S EMERALD VALLEY OPRY on SATURDAY, JANUARY 10! The lineup includes: Satori Bob (Alt-Americana); 56 Pontiac (Traditional Country/Rockabilly); Dallas & PJ McCord (Western Poet & music); Homemade Jam (Bluegrass & Folk);and Big Mountain Country (Traditional Country) LOCATION: Powers Auditorium, Willamette High School, 1801 Echo Hollow Rd in Eugene. Houseband 5:15, with Concert 6-9:30pm. Senior tickets $5. Phone (541)688-0937 http://www.emeraldvalleyopry.com

**12-13-14–That terrific resource for activity directors, THE ACTIVITY CONNECTION.com, wants you to know they are offering a FREE holiday card for you to download and print for your own use. PLUS, they are holding a 10%-off sale on lots of items. Use code DEC14 to apply the discount. Did you know you can participate in ActivityConnection.com’s forum for senior facility professionals? Examples of recent topics include: “Balancing varied levels of residents”;”Share just one game…”;”You know it’s Friday when…” LEARN ABOUT THIS AND MUCH MORE at http://www.activityconnection.com/

**12-13-14–BARBARA CECIL delights audiences with her 50’s,60’s and Country Music! She is the lead female singer with the band Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts, but she also loves to entertain as a soloist at area senior facilities. She gets RAVE reviews for her show, with songs made famous by Patsy Cline, Linda Ronstadt, Connie Francis, The Righteous Brothers, The Supremes and many, many others. Check out BARBARA’s version of “Why do Fools Fall in Love”: http://youtu.be/cHbMN15NAPU Read more about BARBARA CECIL: http://www.elderaudience.com/barbara-cecil/

**12-13-14–REMINDER! ELDERAUDIENCE DISCOUNT TO SEE MUSICAL “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE” from Stumptown Stages! Based on the beloved 1946 film, this heart-warming original musical tells the story of George Bailey– his childhood dreams, his midlife disappointments and his discovery of how one life can make a difference and touch the hearts of so many! The show runs through DEC 28, (THURS/FRI/SAT @ 7:30PM, SAT/SUN @ 2PM). SAVE ON SAT OR SUN MATINEE TICKETS! ($26 versus $45) Call (503)381-8686
and mention ELDERAUDIENCE OR mention ELDERAUDIENCE at the DOOR to get $26 MATINEE tickets. Location: Portland’5 Brunish Theatre at Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 SW Broadway Portland (between SW Broadway & SW Main St) http://www.stumptownstages.org

**12-13-14–SAVE to attend 2 fun Holiday productions at PORTLAND CENTER STAGE‘S Gerding Theater at the Armory (128 NW Eleventh in Portland): The Second City’s A Christmas Carol:TWIST YOUR DICKENS now through Dec 24, and THE SANTALAND DIARIES now through Dec 28. **SAVE $5 with code word “HOHOHO” at pcs.org or phone (503)445-3700, or in person at box office

**12-13-14–Plan a visit to Salem’s WILLAMETTE HERITAGE CENTER! http://www.willametteheritage.org/ Take a “stroll through the history of the Willamette Valley” on a five acre campus presenting the stories and richness of Oregon’s past. **Special Holiday event 15th Annual Magic at the Mill** Dec 19-23 5:30-8pm with twinkling lights, food,music, shopping and Santa! Admission $6. OR visit at another time, to see exhibits (early settlement homes; Thomas Kay Woolen Mill; Parsonage Building; Pleasant Grove Church, and special exhibit gallery), living history interpreters, shop at stores and lunch at the cafe. Hours Mon thru Sat 10am to 5pm. Senior admission $5. GUIDED AND SELF-GUIDED TOURS AVAILABLE!  LOCATION: 1313 Mill Street in Salem. Contact Kathleen Schulte for more information at (503)585-7012 or kathleens@willametteheritage.org

**12-9-14–Looking for some soothing mealtime music or pleasant background music for special occasions? KEIKO MATSUO plays the LEVER HARP, also known as the Celtic Harp. She has a broad repertoire that includes Classical, Celtic, Jazz, and even pops. Originally from Japan, Keiko has a music degree from the US, and for years she has played harp as a volunteer at Providence Hospital. Think of KEIKO for HOLIDAY events–plus, she can team up with a FLUTIST. She TRAVELS too! http://www.elderaudience.com/keiko-matsuo-lever-harp/ 

**12-9-14–Mark your calendars to attend Gresham Readers Theatre’s play reading of “And a Nightingale Sang” on MONDAY, JANUARY 19 at 7pm! This bittersweet comedy is set in Newcastle, England from 1939 to Post WWII. $9 at the door. LOCATION: Gresham Chapel & Event Center, 257 SE Roberts in Gresham. More info at http://www.sandyactorstheatre.org  

**12-9-14–I just received a lovely testimonial for the Vocal/Piano group CABARET COLLECTIVE from Activity Director Barb L. at Harvest Homes in St. Johns: “Cabaret Collective performed at Harvest Homes a senior care facility in St. Johns recently. I now have them booked for more performances. They were fun, personable and very enjoyable. Our residents loved them and are ready for them to come back. The mix of music was perfect for all ages which we have so they are a great fit for us.” CABARET COLLECTIVE performs song medleys from different decades, along with solo tunes. They are VOLUNTEERS and are available Saturdays after 4pm and occasional Sunday afternoons. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/cabaret-collective/

**12-8-14–Add to the Magic of the Holidays! Magician STEVE PETERSON presents “Minor Miracles Magic”– family friendly entertainment that includes sleight-of-hand stage acts as well as strolling close-up magic! He has more than 50 years experience. STEVE is based in Corvallis, but travels from Portland to Eugene. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/minor-miracles-magic-steve-peterson-magician/

**12-8-14–CURTIS COOPER enjoys singing songs (and plays guitar) in the style of ELVIS, JOHNNY CASH, ROGER MILLER, TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD and HANK WILLIAMS. In addition, he performs GOSPEL, PATRIOTIC, and HOLIDAY tunes. Check out the long list of songs at his listing. CURTIS COOPER is available to TRAVEL and you can contact him on Short Notice! http://www.elderaudience.com/curtis-cooper-singer-and-guitar/

**12-8-14–ACCORDIONIST ELIZABETH WISLER does it all! She provides a one-woman band sound (voices, instruments, drum) with her Roland FR8X virtual accordion, as she performs a HUGE variety of music: Italian, French, Spanish, Latin, German, Greek, Jazz standards, popular 20’s to 40’s tunes, light classical as well as HOLIDAY fare. Read more about ELIZABETH WISLER http://www.elderaudience.com/elizabeth-wisler-music-around-the-world/

**12-8-14–Peruvian Dancer LUCIANA PROANO is now available to lead SENIOR YOGA and Movement classes at Portland area senior facilities! She has been a Yoga Instructor for 30 years, and her extensive experience includes work with seniors and those with disabilities. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/senior-yoga-with-luciana-proano/ PLUS invite LUCIANA PROANO to present her beautiful, unusual PERUVIAN DANCE program with gorgeous HANDMADE COSTUMES:  http://www.elderaudience.com/luciana-proano-peruvian-performer/

**12-8-14–Passing along this splendid testimonial for recently listed EMMY HOROWITZ! Dawn at Powell Valley wrote: “I just wanted to let you know I had Emmy sing for my memory care and it was absolutely wonderful. She sings from the heart. My residents really enjoyed her. I had them up dancing. I would highly recommend her to anyone. I already have. I had several family members present and they told me to be sure and have her back. I have already booked her for 2015.” EMMY sings 60’s classics and Jazz standards, (including tunes of Dusty Springfield, Dionne Warwick, Frankie Valli, The Supremes, and The Shirelles). She has lots of experience in senior living settings from her other work as a licensed massage therapist, AND she is happy to perform her music as aVOLUNTEER for the present time. Read more about EMMY HOROWITZhttp://www.elderaudience.com/emmy-horowitz-sings/

**12-8-14–Put on your dancing shoes! A few more chances to dance on WEDNESDAY afternoons this year at SWING STREET GLENN TADINA BAND public dances! WHERE: Oregon City Pioneer Community Center, 615 5th st. in Oregon City. $5 per person. WHEN: 12/10; 12/17; and 12/24. **ALSO–DEC. 19 @8pm attend Swing Street’s 7 Piece Swing Band at Charbonneau Country Club. Open to Public. $10 per person. DEC 31 @ 8pm Attend New Year’s Dance with 7 Piece Swing Band at Woodburn Estates Golf and Country Club. $15 per person  Open to Public Learn more at http://www.swingst.com 

**12-8-14–Hillsboro’s REEDVILLE CAFE wants me to pass along to you that they offer a SENIOR DISCOUNT (60 and over) of 20% off any entree ALL DAY WEDNESDAYS. This longtime family owned restaurant serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner every day, along with handmade desserts prepared by a chef who learned her craft at Papa Haydn’s in Portland! Enjoy a meal at REEDVILLE CAFE soon!  http://www.elderaudience.com/reedville-cafe/

**12-7-14–NEW LISTING! The SEYMOUR BAKER BAND is a Duo (they can also do SOLO) of long-time performers Mark Seymour and Rex Baker, who bring vocal and guitar music from the 30’s forward, with a special focus 60’s-70’s tunes from the likes of James Taylor, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Jim Croce and others. They are available in the Portland/Vancouver and Mid-Willamette Valley area. Check them out!  http://www.elderaudience.com/seymour-baker-band/ 

**12-1-14–Do you have fans of BRAZILIAN and CLASSICAL GUITAR? ALLEN MATHEWS, who performs and teaches Classical Guitar studies, has lived, studied and performed in Rio de Janeiro, and played throughout the US and internationally. In his programs at senior facilities, ALLEN enjoys adding to his performances by interacting with the audience about the music and composers. He is available in the Portland/Vancouver area. http://www.elderaudience.com/allen-mathews-classical-guitarist/

**12-1-14–Looking for HOLIDAY music, CHRISTIAN music, and favorite JAZZ STANDARDS reminiscent of Ella Fitzgerald and the 1940’s era? Invite RAY & REBECCA HARDIMAN to perform! REBECCA sings and RAY accompanies her on piano. Listen to some of the fantastic samples here http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/rebeccahardiman1   They TRAVEL!  http://www.elderaudience.com/ray-rebecca-hardiman-favorite-jazz-standards/ 

**11-30-14–One of a Kind! JUDITH “SPARKY” ROBERTS presents SPARKY SHOWS–Variety shows with Novelty acts, puppets, poetry,songs and monologues. Her unique FOOT PUPPET act was performed on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, featured in international magazines and on Ripley’s Believe-It-Or-Not! She ALSO conducts fun IMPROV PLAYSHOPS,with no lines to remember! PLUS, she presents “BEHIND THE MASK”talks about Shakespeare or aspects of Theatre. JUDITH “SPARKY” ROBERTS is based in Lane County, but she will travel (expenses may apply). Read about her:http://www.elderaudience.com/judith-sparky-roberts-sparkyshows/ 

**11-30-14–Any of these song titles grab you? “Hello Young Lovers”; “Fly Me to the Moon”; “Girl from Ipanema”; “On a Clear Day”GAIL RASMUSSEN is a longtime singer from Jazz Clubs who presents Popular Vocal Standards presents from the 1930’s to the 70′s. Invite GAIL RASMUSSEN to sing for you! http://www.elderaudience.com/gail-rasmussen/

 

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