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**10-12-14–THE ROBERT RICHTER DUO brings you lively FIDDLE AND GUITAR music–Celtic, Folks, Blues and all kinds of seasonal tunes with stories and AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION!  Learn more at their listing and listen to the samples. They TRAVEL WIDELY! http://www.elderaudience.com/robert-richter-duo/

**10-12-14–Think of SWING SENSATION, a TRUMPET and PIANO duo, for Holidays, Birthdays, and other events. Their sound includes “Big Band”, tunes from the Great American Songbook, Jazz, 50’s and 60’s, Broadway, Irish etc. as well as music for Mardi Gras and Valentines Day. Read about  them!  http://www.elderaudience.com/swing-sensation-trumpet-and-piano-duo/

**10-12-14–MIKE SANDS is a FOLK MUSIC SPECIALIST who performs the iconic songs of Pete Seeger, Kingston Trio, Woodie Guthrie, Peter,Paul & Mary, Joan Baez, and others. He ALSO offers a special program on Railroad songs that is quite popular. MIKE gets lots of terrific reviews. Check him out! http://www.elderaudience.com/mike-sands-folk-music-specialist/

**10-12-14–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/

**10-12-14–REMEMBER TO BOOK YOUR SANTA EARLY! ElderAudience has two Santa‘s. Arrange for your Holiday visit: SANTA BOB GANG  http://www.elderaudience.com/santa-bob-robert-gang/ and  SANTA JIM WOOD  http://www.elderaudience.com/santa-jim-jim-wood/

**10-12-14–KEIKO TWISS plays the KOTO, which is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument. She enjoys performing a variety of music on the KOTO as well as talking with the audience about the instrument and its history! Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/keiko-twiss-on-koto/

**10-12-14–Do you know about PORTLAND FLAMENCO EVENTS? They offer demonstrations of dramatic FLAMENCO dance at Portland area facilities for NO CHARGE (Sundays only). http://www.elderaudience.com/portland-flamenco-events/

**10-12-14–CHIHUAHUA DESERT brings you Western, Country, and “Borderline Fiesta” music! They can do SOLO TO FULL BAND, and they get wonderful testimonials. CHIHUAHUA DESERT is available to TRAVEL!
http://www.elderaudience.com/chihuahua-desert/

**10-12-14–Received a fabulous testimonial for Art activities leaders Tom McCarley and Jane Nash (“FUN WITH TOM AND JANE”) from Laura C. at Laurelhurst Village. She wrote: “Every month, several Residents look forward to scanning the new calendar so they can highlight which day these talented crafters will be making their appearance here at Laurelhurst Village. Our Residents enjoy engaging with Tom & Jane, appreciate the variety of crafts & creative outlets, and are always proud to present their works-of-art for others to see. As an Activities Director, I have peace of mind in scheduling with Tom & Jane, as they communicate efficiently, are consistently reliable & professional, and are even willing to schedule sessions on weekends when their schedule allows. I highly recommend this dynamic-duo in your community!” Book TOM AND JANE for your facility:  http://www.elderaudience.com/fun-with-tom-and-jane/

**10-12-14–THE WESTERNAIRES are a “senior” Line Dance group featuring many styles, including Western, Cha Cha, Conga, Waltz and even a little comedy! THE WESTERNAIRES are taking bookings for Fall 2014 and all of 2015. **They have a special Santa Claus show for month of December! http://www.elderaudience.com/westernaires/

**10-12-14–Worth repeating…Author RICHARD THOMPSON gets glowing reviews for his “TROLLEY TALKS“, illustrated presentations on the HISTORY OF PORTLAND’S STREETCARS. From Mary at Cedar Sinai Park “…a fantastic speaker…The residents were involved in his presentation as they could recall the streetcars in operation and point out familiar businesses and homes in the old black and white photos.” RICHARD is available in Portland/Vancouver and Mid-Willamette Valleyhttp://www.elderaudience.com/trolley-talks-with-richard-thompson/

**10-12-14–BOB EATON is a MAGICIAN with 40+ years of experience! He promises plenty of audience interaction, and he can do either stage OR strolling magic. He TRAVELS!  http://www.elderaudience.com/bob-eaton-magician/

**10-12-14–Take an outing to the Puppet Museum! Visit PING PONG’S PINT SIZED PUPPET MUSEUM at the Olde World Puppet Studios, located at 906 SE Umatilla st in Portland. Museum Admission is FREE (donations appreciated). Open THURSDAY – SUNDAY 2pm-8pm  http://www.elderaudience.com/ping-pong-pint-size-puppet-museum/

**10-12-14–Enjoy an evening of wonderful classical music by OREGON PRO ARTE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA in the Chapel at Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst on SAT, OCT 25 at 7:30pm. Hear works by Mozart, Grieg, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Richard Strauss. Tickets $15 at the door. Address: 17400 Holy Names Drive in Lake Oswego. More info:  http://www.oregonproarte.org

**10-11-14–Catch the next Play Reading presented by Portland Civic Theatre Guild’s Readers Theatre: “THE DANCE AND THE RAILROAD” by David Henry Hwang is a haunting and powerfully affecting work about two Chinese artists and their fellow railroad workers in the American West in 1867. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 at The Old Church in downtown Portland, 1422 SW 11th (11th and Clay). Complimentary refreshments at 10 am followed by play reading at 10:30. Tickets $8 at the door. www.portlandcivictheatreguild.org

**10-11-14–I just received a strong testimonial for newly listed SINGALONG leader JILL HEARING, from Laura E., the Executive Director at Homewoods on the Willamette in Milwaukie. Here’s an excerpt from what she wrote about JILL‘s monthly Karaoke nights there: “…It has turned out to be something that draws quite a crowd and has a lot of devoted, repeat attenders. Jill’s presence is supportive and fun without being overpowering. She has a lot of energy and knows how to draw people in by encouraging them…” Read more about JILL HEARING and invite her to bring her singalong sessions (Jazz, Swing, Pop, Gospel, Patriotic, Holidays and more)  plus Karaoke, to your facility:  http://www.elderaudience.com/jill-hearing-rock-to-the-oldies/

**10-11-14–You should read the excellent reviews for LONNIE WIIG, a gifted speaker and presenter of “Our Toad Suck Summer“, a program about his experiences in the South during the height of Civil Rights struggles. LONNIE was present to hear Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.  He is available for NO CHARGE in the Portland Metro area, and his schedule is flexible!   http://www.elderaudience.com/lonnie-wiig-presenter/

**10-11-14–SPECIAL ELDERAUDIENCE DISCOUNT to see THOM BRAY as Charles Dickens in his one man Holiday show, “A Christmas Carol“! WHEN: Monday, Dec.21, 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/

**10-11-14–LEAPIN’ LOUIE  LICHTENSTEIN is known around the world for his COMEDY VARIETY shows. LOUIE (a.k.a. David Lichtenstein) traveled to 28 countries last year with his fancy lasso work, juggling, high unicycle, comedy and audience participation. He has SPECIAL PRICING FOR SENIOR FACILITIES, and he gets super reviews!  http://www.elderaudience.com/leapin-louie-comedy-variety-shows/

**10-11-14–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/

**10-11-14–When was the last time you had a visit by MOUNTAIN PEAKS THERAPY LLAMAS? They are easygoing, “DoveLewis-certified” therapy llamas (and now alpacas!) who visit senior communities in the Portland/Vancouver area, and they come “dressed” for every occasion! VERY POPULAR! Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/mountain-peak-therapy-llama/

**10-11-14-Do you need a band of ANY size? The CARROLL RAAUM SWING ORCHESTRA is an 18-piece Big Band playing the best of Big-Band music from the 20’s to today! They can TAILOR THEIR BAND (size and instruments) to your needs and event, have affordable rates, and they get great reviews. Listen to a sample: http://www.portlandbigband.com/repertoire.html  Learn more:  http://www.elderaudience.com/carroll-raaum-swing-orchestra/

**10-11-14–Plan to attend this season’s play readings at READERS THEATRE GRESHAM (all readings at 7pm Monday evenings at the Gresham Chapel & Event Center, 257 SE Roberts Ave in Gresham. Tickets $9 at the door). First up is the two character comedy, “A Coupla White Chick Sitting Around Talking” by John Ford Noonan, on MONDAY OCT 20. FUTURE play readings include Gore Vidal’s satire,”Visit to a Small Planet” on MONDAY NOV 17; CP Taylor’s bittersweet comedy “And a Nightingale Sang on MONDAY JAN 19, 2015; Beth Henley’s tragic comedy “Crimes of the Heart”on MONDAY FEB 16,2015; Neil Simon’s dark drama with comic undertones, “The Gingerbread Man” on MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2015;Samuel Becket’s famous absurdist play “Waiting for Godot” on MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015; and “Painting Churches” on MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015. More info: http://www.sandyactorstheatre.org 

**10-10-14–FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED ON A FEW FREE TIX TO HALLOWEEN THEMED SHOW! Storyteller ANNE PENFOUND and “Duo Artemisia” singing sisters Diana Tracy and Kathleen Wilkins present “Down Among the Dead Men”, evenings of scary fun–with stories and songs to send a shiver up your spine and make your toes curl :-) WHEN: OCT 24,25 and 31 at 8pm. WHERE: Hipbone Studio, 1847 E. Burnside st. in Portland. Tickets $15 in advance at brownpapertickets.com/event/860442 or $20 at the door (cash or check only) Oct 25 show is benefit for PEO educational projects. Costumes optional–There will be a PRIZE each evening for the best Halloween costume! Light REFRESHMENTS will be served. The venue is wheelchair friendly, please let them know in advance so they can arrange the seating.(503)238-1203 or email annepenfound@gmail.com ***I HAVE 4 FREE TICKETS TO GIVE AWAY FOR EACH OF 2 SHOWS–OCT. 24 AND OCT. 31 (not Oct 25)** TO REQUEST tickets send your NAME,PHONE NUMBER, AND PREFERRED SHOW DATE to pam@elderaudience.com. I will confirm with you if they are available and arrange for you them to be held in your name for pick up the evening of the show.

**10-5-14–A ringing endorsement for THE MELLOW TONES singing Duo! Mandi L. of Assumption Village in Portland wrote of their recent program: “The Mellow Tones performed for us at Assumption Village Assisted Living Facility and we couldn’t have been happier with their performance! They were so good with the residents and socialized during their performance which was nice for residents; their music choice was also wonderful. They are both extremely talented people and we were so happy to have them! We can’t wait to see them again! Thank you Mellow Tones!” Book the MELLOW TONES for your facility or event. They TRAVEL WIDELY: http://www.elderaudience.com/the-mellow-tones-singing-duo/

**10-5-14–When was the last time ART GOODMAN entertained you? He is a ONE MAN BAND (see the pic!) who can stroll room to room or set up a full sound show with background music. Hear Jazz, Ballads, Swing, Old Favorites, Blues, Gospel, Holidays, and more. He takes requests too! ART GOODMAN travels WIDELY! Be sure to check out his song samples and contact him to play at your facility or event. http://www.elderaudience.com/art-goodman-one-man-band/

**10-5-14–Kudo keep rolling in for MARY and MIKE HUTCHENS, who portray prominent early Oregon resident Georgiana Pittock, who endured the Oregon Trail, and her Chauffeur,  H. Hawkinson. They offer two inspiring programs about the Pittock family. Ken and Carolyn A., audience members at Forest Grove Library event wrote: “…You two were THE BEST. Ken and I both needed to wipe our eyes,and Jeanine said the same. You really touched us. This show is a keeper, It was just perfect. You have honed and smoothed and timed it all beautifully. WOW! Everyone who saw it just raved…” and Ramona D. at Rosewood Park in Hillsboro wrote: “I just wanted to drop a note to let you know what a great time my residents had with Mary and Mike Hutchens last month for our Life Long Learning Series…” MARY and MIKE HUTCHENS Travel throughout the Portland/Vancouver area, to the Mid-Willamette Valley and northern Oregon Coast. Learn more at http://www.elderaudience.com/mary-hutchens-georgiana-pittock/

**10-5-14–Invite BETTE LONGDEN to bring you her one-woman variety show“PROPS, PROPERLY DONE”, which is filled with skits, stories, humor, audience interaction and PROPS!  She is available in the PORTLAND
area.   http://www.elderaudience.com/bette-longden-variety-show/

**10-5-14–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/

**10-5-14–“Spoken Word” Presenter JIM HIPSHER was a big hit once again! Shelley T., Community Outreach Coordinator wrote: “Rose Schnitzer Manor would like to send a BIG Thank You To Jim for his presentation at our community on September 5th. Jim not only told wonderful stories, he thrilled his audience with his beautiful poetic talents as well. His presentation was delightful. We look forward to seeing Jim again in the near future. Thank you again Jim, for that wonderful event!” JIM won “Best Performance” at Pacific University’s 2012 Poetry Slam. He recites long poems from memory–Kipling,Shakespeare,Robert Frost, and more. JIM is a VOLUNTEER! Read more about him:  http://www.elderaudience.com/the-spoken-word-poetry-recitations-by-james-hipsher/

**10-5-14–Testimonials abound for the local FLUTE and HARP DUO called CELTIC TRILL! Here is a charming, lilting sample of their music:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIkyDZu4VJs&sns=em
Invite CELTIC TRILL to play at your facility or event in the Portland/Vancouver area as well as Newberg, Mt. Angel and Troutdale! http://www.elderaudience.com/celtic-trill-flute-and-harp-duo/

**10-5-14–Do you know about UNCLE YASCHA? He is a singer, musician, and storyteller who plays ACCORDION and performs “neglected gems” from the traditions of jazz, ragtime, popular standards, and tango–with humor! He also tells stories accompanied by music. PORTLAND/VANCOUVER AREA
http://www.elderaudience.com/uncle-yascha/

**10-5-14–LAUGHTER is Therapeutic!! LAURA LOU PAPE-MCCARTHY is a Certified LAUGHTER YOGA Leader. Laughter Yoga cultivates playfulness and joy as it increases oxygen to the brain and heightens body awareness. LAURA LOU has a background in theatre and circus clowning. She offers Tai Chi Basics and Chair Yoga too! Be sure to read her wonderful testimonials. Bring LAURA LOU to your facility. http://www.elderaudience.com/laughter-yoga-tai-chi-laura-lou/

**10-5-14–If you have lovers of FLAMENCO and CLASSICAL GUITAR, book JAMES MANUELE! This performer and instructor has played throughout the US and brings music ranging from classical, movie themes, Spanish romantic and more. He enjoys discussing the composers and history of the music. Interestingly, he varies the instrument he uses depending on the history of the music being performed. JAMES MANUELE is based in Vancouver but available to travel!  http://www.elderaudience.com/james-manuele/

10-5-14–It’s really fun listening to BARBARA CECIL‘S samples–she is the lead female vocalist with the well known band Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts, and she loves singing 50’s, 60’s and Country Music at senior facilities. Here she sings “Top of the World”:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e_VLwaEHXE  Invite BARBARA CECIL to sing for you. She TRAVELS. http://www.elderaudience.com/barbara-cecil/

**10-5-14–ELDERAUDIENCE has TWO different SCOTTISH DANCE troupes to entertain you. Check out both! PORTLAND SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERS  http://www.elderaudience.com/portland-scottish-country-dancers/ and SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERS-SW WASHINGTON
http://www.elderaudience.com/scottish-country-dancers-sw-washington/

**10-5-14–BELTAINE is a group that TRAVELS THROUGHOUT PORTLAND and the MID-WILLAMETTE VALLEY, bringing you the sounds of HAMMERED DULCIMERSguitar, accordion, flute and other instruments. You’ll hear American Traditional and Folk, Blues, ENGLISH, IRISH and SCOTTISH music, plus sing-along tunes! They can do DUO to QUINTET, based on your budget and theme. “Music to get your toes tappin’”! Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/hammered-dulcimers-with-beltaine/

**10-5-14–Learn about LEGACY LETTERS or WISDOM WILLS…Author and Grief Counselor LINDA ROSS SWANSON wrote “Wisdom Under the Bridge: The Prophets from Skid Row”. She gives FREE talks (for the privilege of selling her book) and also offers workshops on “Creating the Gift of You: Legacy Letter Writing.” Read more about her: http://www.elderaudience.com/linda-ross-swanson/

**10-5-14–Book a MAGICIAN! Check out the MAGICIANS category on ElderAudience: http://www.elderaudience.com/category/magicians/

**10-5-14–REMINDER to check out recently listed DOUG FULTON, who sings a very wide range of familiar tunes, plays HARMONICA and guitar–Hear the music of Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Sinatra, Rogers and Hammerstein and many, many more. DOUG ALSO teaches classes on HARMONICA along with breathing exercise. He has a background in Music Therapy.  http://www.elderaudience.com/doug-fulton-feel-good-music/

**10-5-14–For lovers of Classical Music…FRIENDS OF CHAMBER MUSIC has a very full season of wonderful concerts: Salzburg Marionette Theater with pianist Orion Weiss OCT 26;Project Trio NOV 7; Pacifica Quartet DEC 8 & 9; Takacs Quartet JAN 19 & 20; Vocalist Matthew Polenzani with pianist Julius Drake JAN 28; Nordic Voices FEB 17; Jordi Savall with Hesperion XXI and guests FEB 23; Hermitage Piano Trio MAR 16 & 17; Elia Quartet APRIL 6 & 7; Celebrate Svoboda with the Martinu Quartet APRIL 16 & 17; and Chanticleer APRIL 24. LOCATIONS for this season include PSU’s Lincoln Performance Hall, Portland’s Old Church, St. Philip Neri Church, and Reed College’s Kaul Auditorium. TICKETS and more info at  http://www.focm.org  (503)224-9842

**10-5-14–AWARD WINNING STORYTELLER KEN IVERSON wants you to know he has a special  THANKSGIVING Show titled “Stop That Turkey!” with stories filled with laughter and heart. It is a lively program with some interactive stories inviting audience participation. KEN finds that those who hear his holiday stories are prompted to remember their own Thanksgiving Celebrations from times past. Read more and contact KEN IVERSON: http://www.elderaudience.com/ken-iverson-storyteller/

**10-5-14–Looking for some FIDDLERS?? No matter where you are in the Northwest, there are FIDDLERS available–OREGON OLDTIME FIDDLERS play the “the music grandpa and grandma used to listen and dance to” Contact them to entertain!  http://www.elderaudience.com/oregon-oldtime-fiddlers/

**10-5-14–In addition to being a musician, WILL SPILLETTE has been a program coordinator for an Alzheimers/dementia facility, where he entertained residents with songs from the 20’s-40’s, as well as country, jazz, folk, HOLIDAY songs, early rock tunes, and HYMNS! WILL produces a “One-Man Band” sound using electric and acoustic guitars along with a Boss RC-300 Loopstation. See the great review from Colleen at Whitewood Gardens at his listing:  http://www.elderaudience.com/william-spillette-one-man-band/

**10-5-14–Enjoy a delightful Breakfast, Lunch or Tea Time at SW Portland’s charming MEDLEY TEA AND CAFE and get a SPECIAL ELDERAUDIENCE DISCOUNT! Print out MEDLEY’s ElderAudience listing page and present it to your server to receive 10% off  http://www.elderaudience.com/medley-tea-cafe/

**10-5-14–Enjoy GOSPEL music? Be sure to check out the Gospel Music Trio, 1SPIRIT. They get superb reviews, and they TRAVEL WIDELY.  http://www.elderaudience.com/1spirit-southern-gospel-music/

**10-5-14–Bring on the TAP DANCERS! ElderAudience has two tap dancing troupes listed. Check out both of them: The SKYLARK TAPPERS entertain with classic and contemporary styles of tap dancing, from musical theatre to African,traditional tap, swing, and comedy pieces. They are available to perform at senior facilities during evenings and weekends. http://www.elderaudience.com/the-skylark-tappers/ and PORTLAND TAP CONNECTION gets rave reviews from staff and residents at local senior communities.  Learn more about them:  http://www.elderaudience.com/the-portland-tap-connection/

**10-5-14–Have you heard extraordinary RAGTIME and EARLY AMERICAN pianist KEITH TAYLOR? He lives near Baker, Oregon but travels a wide circuit, making it over the mountains on the 2ND WEEKEND OF EACH MONTH (except October). KEITH is classically trained, including studies in Paris, and he teaches at Blue Mountain Community College. One of the most interesting aspects of KEITH’S programs is that he can bring OLD-TIME SILENT MOVIES and a projector, and plays ragtime music to accompany the movies! Learn more about him:  http://www.elderaudience.com/keith-taylor-ragtime/

**10-5-14–Invite BODACIOUS to entertain you with CAJUN, original, and cover tunes. Their core trio includes guitar, piano,WASHBOARD, accordion and vocals. “Groovy Gumbo from our pantry of Blues,Rock&Roll,Jazz and Zydeco-Cajun-Irish-German influences” They TRAVEL! Read about BODACIOUS and be sure to listen to their music samples. http://www.elderaudience.com/bodacious/

**10-5-14–Enjoy this great comedy! NEW CENTURY PLAYERS is presenting Neil Simon’s ODD COUPLE with a twist–this is a female version! Instead of a poker party that begins the original version, the game is Trivial Pursuit. Same great fun! WHEN:  NOV. 7, 8,14,15, 20,21 ,22 at 7:30pm and NOV 16,23 at 2pm. WHERE: Rex Putnam Blackbox Theater, 4950 SE Roethe Rd in Milwaukie. Senior tickets $12. Available online: http://www.NewCenturyPlayers.org  or call (503)367-2620

**10-5-14–Attend the “Do-Not-Miss” productions from PORTLAND CENTER STAGE, GERDING THEATER AT THE ARMORY! First up is the six-time Tony Aaward winning musical “DREAMGIRLS” which runs THROUGH NOVEMBER 2; then catch the hilarious 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play “VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE” which runs January 10-February 8, 2015. Other great productions follow through the winter and spring. SPECIAL ELDERAUDIENCE PROMOTION FOR GROUPS! ***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. Learn more  http://www.elderaudience.com/portland-center-stage-gerding-theater-at-the-armory/

**10-5-14–REMINDER! STUMPTOWN STAGES presents “110 in the Shade”, a musical based on the play The Rainmaker (Burt Lancaster starred in the movie). This is an American story, of rebuffed love and restored confidence set in the hot and drought-stricken American southwest. Things begin to heat up as a charismatic, travelling con man Bill Starbuck arrives in town promising the locals to bring rain to the drought-stricken area. 110 in the Shade runs OCT 16-NOV 2,THURS/FRI/SAT @ 7:30PM, SAT/SUN @ 2PM. LOCATION: Brunish Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway in Portland, between SW Broadway & SW Main St. **SPECIAL ELDERAUDIENCE DISCOUNT on Saturday or Sunday MATINEE shows! Call (503)381-8686 and mention ELDERAUDIENCE for $26 matinee tickets (plus service charge) OR mention ELDERAUDIENCE at the DOOR to get $26 matinee tickets. www.stumptownstages.org

**10-5-14–REMINDER**WED OCT 22 is WORLD FORESTRY CENTER’S SENIOR DAY, when Admission is only $3 for those 62+ along with family, friends and peers. Explore the World Forestry Center Discovery Museum with interactive and fun exhibits that engage visitors to learn about forests and environmental stewardship. Visitors can take a simulated white water raft ride, try their smoke jumping skills, or see the forests from a bird’s-eye-view on the canopy bridge. PRE-REGISTRATION is encouraged (503)488-2129. WORLD FORESTRY CENTER is located at 4033 SW Canyon Rd. in Portland. http://www.worldforestry.org

**9-28-14–KIM and TERRY CAMPBELL both sing, and TERRY plays guitar. You should read the stupendous reviews this couple receives for their many varied musical programs–Western, Country, Love Songs, Patriotic, 50’s Sock Hop,Christmas and more. All with HUMOR! Plus, KIM AND TERRY take requests. They are based in the Portland/Vancouver area  but will also TRAVEL to the COAST.  http://www.elderaudience.com/kim-n-terrys-musical-show/

**9-28-14–“POP MUSIC HISTORIAN AND DJ” JIM PRITCHARD shares with you his stories of celebrities and pop music from his days as a radio DJ. AND he can also be a DJ for your event, bringing you a vast amount of music “of yesteryear”. JIM has a booming voice and great sense of humor. Read the glowing testimonial in his listing, then contact him! He TRAVELS WIDELY!  http://www.elderaudience.com/jim-pritchard-pop-music-historian-and-dj/ 

**9-28-14–SINATRA TRIBUTE ARTIST (singer and trumpet player) CHUCK PAR-DUE has performed for U.S. Presidents! His vocal are in the “Frank Sinatra” style, and his trumpet playing is like Harry James. CHUCK sometimes entertains with his wife Cheryl Morris, who is a former vocalist with the Harry James Orchestra. CHUCK PAR-DUE, who gets TERRIFIC REVIEWS, is Portland based but available to TRAVEL! http://www.elderaudience.com/chuck-par-due-singer-and-trumpet/

**9-28-14–Personal Trainer BELINDA BALOGH presents BABY BOOMER FITNESS SOLUTIONS. She reminds us that fitness “is about keeping your body moving through your daily life with strength and confidence, which you can find at any age!” BELINDA specializes in exercise for mature bodies, and she brings her fitness programs to YOUBalance Enhancement,Strength Training, Fall Prevention, Bone Density Improvement, Core Strengthening, Flexibility & Body Awareness, PainReduction, Hip/Knee/Shoulder Replacement, Cardiovascular Health, and more. This is all done in a fun, safe, and professional environment for INDIVIDUALS AND SMALL GROUPS. She travels BETWEEN PORTLAND AND WILSONVILLE. Give her a try!!
http://www.elderaudience.com/boomer-fitness-solutions-belinda-balogh/

**9-28-14–REMINDER! Pianist BARBARA AMELL has asked me to pass along that she has a program of GEORGE GERSHWIN’S classic “Rhapsody in Blue” and other Gershwin music to perform at senior facilities this fall. The program also includes a medley of GLENN MILLER hits from the movie “Orchestra Wives,” and other vintage songs. BARBARA is available in the Portland/Vancouver area. http://www.elderaudience.com/barbara-amell-piano-soloist/

**9-28-14–Do you know about Registered Dental Hygienist JERRI HOLBROOK of MOBILE DENTAL CLEANINGS?  She travels to YOU with her portable dental unit, performing regular dental cleaning along with complete tissue & restoration evaluation, oral cancer screening, deep cleaning-soft tissue management and sealants. JERRI has 30+ years experience. MOBILE DENTAL CLEANINGS is a private, and very affordable service!  http://www.elderaudience.com/mobile-dental-cleanings/

**9-28-14–THE GEEZER GALLERY specializes in artworks by master senior artists ages 60 and above. In addition to their gallery at 600 NW Naito Parkway suite E in Portland (visit Monday-Friday by appointment), they have installations at Artists Repertory Theatre, Mittleman Jewish Community Center, and a *special exhibit* at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) through January 4, called “MIND TO HAND”. Read about GEEZER GALLERY and plan a visit to their GALLERY or to one of their fine exhibits in the community. http://www.elderaudience.com/the-geezer-gallery/

**9-28-14–DICK KARMAN says “Any day is RADIO DAY!” DICK is HIGHLY PRAISED for his RELIVING RADIO: THE WAY RADIO WAS programs. He brings a different show each visit! Hear clips of old radio drama,comedy,news, commentary,variety, and suspense. Sound bites and stories of radio personalities, world news and history! The Audio is accompanied by projected images of the radio performers and other memories of the time. DICK KARMAN travels WIDELY:  http://www.elderaudience.com/reliving-radio-with-dick-karman/

**9-28-14–The Jazz Duo of RAY AND REBECCA HARDIMAN was a huge hit with residents and staff at The Heights at Columbia Knoll, where Maril R. wrote “…all I can say is “Wow-what talented musicians!…I give them my highest endorsement…” REBECCA sings and RAY plays piano, performing favorite Jazz standards of the 40’s (reminiscent of Ella Fitzgerald) along with Christian and Holiday music. Listen to their samples and then contact them. They TRAVEL!  http://www.elderaudience.com/ray-rebecca-hardiman-favorite-jazz-standards/

**9-28-14–MARK YOUR CALENDARS now for NORTHWEST SENIOR THEATRE‘S Winter 2014 show, “HOLIDAY HARMONIES”, an afternoon filled with music, dance, comedy and merriment. WED,THURSDAY, FRIDAY, and SATURDAY Nov, 19-22 at 2pm. Admission $5 at the door. Location: Alpenrose Dairy Opera House, 6149 SW Shattuck in Portland. **If you are coming as a group by bus or van it please arrive by 1:30 and let Betty know in advance. Learn more:   http://www.elderaudience.com/northwest-senior-theatre/

**9-28-14–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/ 

**9-28-14–For lovers of BACH and other Baroque Music…Attend BACH CANTATA CHOIR‘s upcoming concerts: SUN OCT 26 at 2pm; **FRI DEC 19 at 7:30pm (special Baroque Holiday Concert, Tickets required); SUN FEB 1 at 2pm; SUN MARCH 22 at 2pm (Lenten Concert); and SUN MAY 17 at 2pm (season Finale) LOCATION: All BACH CANTATA CHOIR concerts are held at the Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, 1907 NE 45th Avenue in Portland. Concerts are FREE (free-will offering accepted) EXCEPT for December 19. Learn more:  http://www.bachcantatachoir.org/season-schedule.html 

**9-28-14–The SOUTH RIVERSIDE KIWANIS have a MUSICAL lip-sync REVUE with lighting, backdrop, sound system and costumes that they love presenting at senior facilities the THIRD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH. Enjoy favorites from the Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, along with a “Give my Regards to Broadway” finale. NO CHARGE, but they request DONATIONS that go to the Kiwanis’ support for Doernbecher Hospital and Kiwanis Kids’ summer camps **SOUTH RIVERSIDE KIWANIS have asked me to let you know that they are ESPECIALLY interested in finding some EAST SIDE audiences (Portland East side, Gresham, Troutdale, Boring, etc.) to entertain. Contact them!  http://www.elderaudience.com/south-riverside-kiwanis-revue/ 

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