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!

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**3-30-15–VAVA VOOM Senior Theatre troupe presents “Follies-VA VA VOOM, A Tribute to Women”, a powerful musical revue celebrating the female spirit. Its irresistible music, glamorous costumes, humorous skits and electrifying dance numbers create an extravaganza you won’t forget. Music includes “Puttin on the Ritz”, “How to Handle a Woman”, “I Just Want to be a Star” and many more beloved songs. The story line follows six women as they leave their present day lives behind and strike out to audition and hopefully be chosen as performers in the Follies. WHEN: TH May 28 @2pm,FRI May 29 @2 pm, Sat May 30 @2 pm AND 7 pm. WHERE: Barberton Grange, 9400 NE 72nd Ave. in Vancouver. Tickets are $10 at the door or call 1-503-314-0299 and online at  http://www.elderaudience.com/va-va-voom-troupe/  

**3-30-15–Come to MUSIC IN THE WOODS (Mary’s Woods, that is)…SUNDAY, APRIL 26 at 2pm, hear MOUSAI REMIX, an award-winning string quartet of Oregon Symphony members whose music has been described as “Fierce, beautiful, perfectly balanced, utterly charming….Beethoven and Bartok like you’ve never heard them.” WHERE: Holy Names Chapel on the second floor of Mary’s Woods historic Provincial House, at 17400 Holy Names Drive, in Lake Oswego. **Complimentary refreshments are served in the auditorium following each concert and include the opportunity to meet the artists. Complimentary parking is available in Mary’s Woods upper lot, just off Hwy 43, near the Holy Names Heritage Center. A shuttle bus will be available to transport concert goers to and from the Provincial House. TICKETS $15 More info at http://maryswoods.com/announcements/2014-2015-music-in-the-woods-concert-series/ or contact Janice McGuire at (503)675-2052 or jmcguire@maryswoods.com.

**3-30-15–Meeting a great need! Registered Dental Hygienist JERRI HOLBROOK offers 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/

**3-30-15–NANCY DOWNIE gets terrific reviews for her programs, playing HAMMERED DULCIMER and NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTES. You’ll hear historical and “old time” tunes, as well as more contemporary fare, along with anecdotes about the background and culture of the songs, and details about her instruments. PLUS, get a “mini-lesson” on the hammered dulcimer if you wish. NANCY DOWNIE is available to TRAVEL too. http://www.elderaudience.com/nancy-downie-certified-music-practitioner/

**3-30-15–Make time to see NEW CENTURY PLAYERS OF MILWAUKIE’S new production of Agatha Christie’s “WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION”, a fast-paced courtroom drama that keeps us guessing to the end. WHEN: May 1-17, evenings at 7:30pm and Sunday Matinees at 3pm. WHERE: MASONIC TEMPLE LODGE, 10636 SE Main st in Milwaukie. Senior Tickets $12. More info and tickets: http://www.newcenturyplayers.org/witness-for-the-prosecution.html

**3-30-15–JILL HEARING encourages you to “Rock to the Oldies” with her KARAOKE and SINGALONG sessions! This retired nurse of 35 years decided “when I grow up I want to be a musician.” JILL’s music sessions span tunes from the 20’s through the 60’s. Laura E., Executive Director at Homewoods on the Willamette wrote. “…(Jill) 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. This is a no-fail activity with many positive benefits the biggest of which is community building.” Learn more about JILL HEARING http://www.elderaudience.com/jill-hearing-rock-to-the-oldies/

**3-30-15–Mentioning this again, as it sounds so fun! Comedy and Variety show performer LEAPIN’ LOUIE LICHTENSTEIN rolls into the Clinton Street Theatre for three family-friendly SATURDAY MATINEES, APRIL 18, MAY 2, and MAY 9 at 1pm. See LEAPIN’ LOUIE‘S “cutting-edge” physical comedy, cowboy lasso and whip tricks, juggling, 6 foot unicycle, and lots of audience participation. LOCATION: 2522 SE Clinton (SE 26th and Clinton in Portland)Tickets $12. OR, invite LEAPIN’ LOUIE LICHTENSTEIN to bring one of his extremely popular programs to you. He has special pricing for senior facilities! Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/leapin-louie-comedy-variety-shows/

**3-30-15–NEW LISTING!! I am pleased to share the news that JAZZ Vocalist LYNN ROSS has become listed on ElderAudience. LYNN is a longtime professional whose music spans the 30’s to the 70’s–tunes from the Great American Songbook as well as pop songs, all accompanied by digital music tracks–perfect for dining, listening and/or dancing! She has a HUGE repertoire–be sure to see some of the titles at her listing, and take a moment to listen to to the samples she has at her own website. She is has a terrific voice and gets wonderful reviews. **LYNN DOES NOT CHARGE TO ENTERTAIN! She does gratefully accept donations, especially if she needs to travel far.** Her availability right now is Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the day, or evenings at 7pm on other days. Read about LYNN ROSS and invite her to perform for you:  http://www.elderaudience.com/jazz-vocals-with-lynn-ross/

**3-30-15–Book THE WESTERNAIRES, a delightful Womens Line Dancing Troupe, to entertain you! Get a taste of Western, Cha Cha, Roaring Twenties, Conga, Waltz dancing plus humor! THE WESTERNAIRES are setting up their summer schedule for July, August and September, so don’t delay! Contact Betty at 503-227-2003 or bettymer@comcast.net Learn more about them: http://www.elderaudience.com/westernaires/

**3-30-15–REMINDER about this FREE CLASSICAL CONCERT! PORTLAND WIND SYMPHONY presents its Spring Concert on SATURDAY, APRIL 4 at 7pm at Portland State University’s Lincoln Performance Hall, 1620 SW Park ave. The program includes works by Sousa, Holst, Arturo Marquez and others. More info at  http://www.pcws.org 

**3-30-15–REMINDER! Plan on attending NORTHWEST SENIOR THEATRE’s SPRING, 2015 Show: “COLORFUL MELODIES”, featuring tunes including Blue Skies, A Purple Cow, Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue, Yellow Submarine and lots of music from Rodgers, Hammerstein and Berlin. Plus Dancing, Comedy, and Merriment! WHEN: Wed, May 20; Thurs, May 21; Fri, May 22; and Sat, May 23. All performances start at 2:00 p.m. It is Open Seating so come early–It fills up fast! $5 donation appreciated. Location: Alpenrose Dairy Opera House, 6149 SW Shattuck Rd. in Portland.**If you are coming as a group by bus or van please arrive by 1:30 and let Betty know in advance by calling (503)227-2003 or bettymer@comcast.net   http://www.elderaudience.com/northwest-senior-theatre/ 

**3-30-15–The Husband and Wife Duo GREAT HOUSE OF MUSIC (Mark and Helena Greathouse) just shared with me this sample from a recent show, “You Do Speak English, Don’t You?”–a Dance and Accordion Cabaret about their early years of marriage and Czech-American relationships. It features original songs and humorous stories. Take a peek: https://youtu.be/S7CckpVBV7I Invite GREAT HOUSE OF MUSIC to bring one of their programs to you: http://www.elderaudience.com/great-house-of-music/

**3-30-15–GRESHAM READERS THEATRE presents a reading of “Waiting for Godot”, Samuel Beckett’s absurdist play, directed by Sara Fay Goldman and featuring veteran Portland actor Tobias Andersen. Since its premiere in 1953, “Waiting for Godot” has been voted the most significant English language play of the 20th century. WHEN: MONDAY, APRIL 20 at 7pm WHERE: Gresham Chapel and Evening Event Center, 257 SE Roberts Avenue in Gresham. Tickets are $9.00 at the door. More info: http://www.elderaudience.com/sandy-actors-theatre/


**3-30-15–Invite LONNIE WIIG to share memories of the Civil Rights era struggles. He was fortunate to be present to hear Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. deliver his “I Have a Dream” speech. LONNIE is a very skilled speaker (a member of Toastmasters for Speaking Professionals) who engage audiences. Read more about him:

**3-30-15–NEW HORIZONS BIG BAND of Tualatin plays familiar hits and Big Band Jazz, in the style of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Xavier Cugat, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Stan Kenton and much more. They are great for Concerts, Dances, Fund Raisers, and Marketing events. Portland/Vancouver area, Mid-Willamette Valley and the Oregon Coast. **They are available EVENINGS, WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS. Learn More: http://www.elderaudience.com/new-horizons-big-band/

**3-30-15–BENNION FAMILY SINGERS perform a capella harmonies from Disney, Broadway, Hymns, and Barbershop tunes, (and they also 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/

**3-30-15–Personal Trainer BELINDA BALOGH specializes in exercise for mature bodies, of any age. She brings her fitness programs to your doorBALANCE ENHANCEMENT, STRENGTH TRAINING, FALL PREVENTION, FLEXIBILITY IMPROVEMENT, PAIN REDUCTION, CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH, and more–even for those with Hip/Knee/Shoulder replacements. She works with INDIVIDUALS and SMALL GROUPS, traveling between PORTLAND and WILSONVILLE. Try her out! http://www.elderaudience.com/boomer-fitness-solutions-belinda-balogh/

**3-29-15–“Let Your Creative Juices Unfurl…” Join other adults who enjoy knitting, painting, sculpting, drawing, crochet–whatever you choose to do, on WEDNESDAYS Noon-2pm at Friendly House in the Pearl, 1542 NW 14th. FREE (donations appreciated) Learn more: http://www.friendlyhouseinc.org/calendar/

**3-29-15–SWING SENSATION is TRUMPET AND PIANO DUO playing music from the Great American Songbook, Big Band hits, Standards, 50’s & 60’s tunes, Jazz, Country, Holiday songs and more! They can shape their program to suit your theme. Available weekdays after 3:30, as well as evenings and weekends. Listen to some samples here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H00js_k2H10 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EFJmZWCpEc Read more about SWING SENSATION and invite them to play! http://www.elderaudience.com/swing-sensation-trumpet-and-piano-duo/

**3-23-15–More FREE events in April brought to you by Oregon City Library…**FRIDAY, APRIL 3 at 6:30pm, see the film “Pedal-Driven“, which transports viewers to the pristine forests above Leavenworth, Washington, where extreme mountain bikers came into conflict with the United States Forest Service over the use of public lands. This film examines the shared philosophies of stewardship and sustainability from both sides and, ultimately, offers examples of the ways in which opposing factions can find common ground in defense of the lands that belong to us all. WHERE: End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington st in Oregon City. http://www.orcity.org/library/first-friday-film-series **THURSDAY, APRIL 9 at 7pm, Hear JOHN WILLIAMS, Marketing Director for Inkwater Press (a division of First Books), will be at the library to give you all the tools and guidance you need to “become your own successful publisher.” WHERE: Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St in Oregon City. http://www.orcity.org/library/event/publishing-john-williams;**THURSDAY, APRIL 23 at 7pm, hear NEW OREGON POET LAUREATE PETER SEARS and POET ANDRES BERGER-KISS in one spell-binding evening of poetry. http://www.orcity.org/library/event/peter-sears-and-andres-berger-kiss

**3-23-15–“EMMY is tops!”…That is what Chris N., Life Enrichment Director at Whitewood Gardens recently wrote about EMMY HOROWITZ,who sings 60’s Classics and Jazz Standards. “…Emmy has sung at our community several times and the residents just love her. She combines excellent vocal skills, jazz and pop standards, and a very engaging and lively personality to create a fun and entertaining ambiance that our residents truly enjoy. We are happy to bring her to Whitewood Gardens each month. Emmy is tops!” EMMY sings tunes made famous by Dusty Springfield, Dionne Warwick, Frankie Valli, The Supremes, The Shirelles and others. Read more about her and invite her to perform for you! http://www.elderaudience.com/emmy-horowitz-sings/

**3-23-15–Invite the superb 1SPIRIT GOSPEL TRIO to sing for you. They get stellar reviews. Here is a sample, of the song “When He Speaks” http://youtu.be/e_1wAyNwxSQ 1SPIRIT GOSPEL TRIO travels WIDELY! http://www.elderaudience.com/1spirit-southern-gospel-music/

**3-23-15–These words of praise bear repeating: 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 a hugely talented PIANIST and has a background as a long term care administrator. He TRAVELS WIDELY and is also great for Memory Care settings. http://www.elderaudience.com/monte-watters-pianist/

**3-23-15–The ROBERT RICHTER DUO travels WIDELY, bringing you SINGING, FIDDLE and GUITAR! They play Folk, Blues,Celtic and lots of seasonal music. Plus, they tell stories and encourage audience participation. Think of them for birthdays, anniversaries, and family celebrations in addition to senior facility entertainment. Lots of great music samples at his listing! http://www.elderaudience.com/robert-richter-duo/

**3-23-15–Planning an EXTRA SPECIAL SPECIAL PARTY or MARKETING EVENT? Consider the SANDY DENNISON TRIO! SANDY brings her stellar voice (plus Piano,Vibes and Drums) and a HUGE repertoire of songs–Jazz, Broadway, Dixieland, Swing and more to wow your audience! These are First-rate, professional musicians. Can also do DUO or QUARTET! Read all about them. http://www.elderaudience.com/sandy-dennison-trio/

**3-23-15–MONICA BARBER travels to local senior facilities, leading interactive BELL CHOIR, SING-ALONGS AND RHYTHM BAND activities. Her music spans Old Favorites, tunes from the Roaring Twenties, 30’s and 40’s Musicals, Folk songs, Spirituals, Country and Rock-n-roll. MONICA‘s programs are great in Memory Care settings. My father, who had Alzheimers disease, loved participating in her Bell Choir sessions! http://www.elderaudience.com/monica-barber/

**3-23-15–What an intriguing combination of talents!! BONNY CHIPMAN leads seniors in GENTLE YOGA (seated, if desired); MEDITATION; and **BELLY DANCE**! BONNY 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 BONNIE CHIPMAN http://www.elderaudience.com/bonny-chipman-wellness/

**3-23-15–“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/

**3-23-15–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/

**3-23-15–JUDITH “SPARKY” ROBERTS presents SPARKY SHOWSVariety 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/

**3-23-15–As you look ahead to parties, dances or special celebrations, think of CRAIG BROWN! This widely experienced DJ and PARTY HOST provides Props and Costumes and can involve Residents and Staff with fun music, line dances and table activities! He’ll also lead game shows and karaoke and will work with your theme. He’s great for anniversaries, birthdays, and New Years. PLUS, he rents Juke Boxes and even Photo Booths! CRAIG BROWN travels WIDELY throughout the Northwest. http://www.elderaudience.com/high-fidelity-entertainment-craig-brown/

**3-23-15–The PORTLAND STORYTELLERS GUILD is sharing a LOT of upcoming events worth attending. Here are a couple of FREE ones that caught my eye: SUN APRIL 12 from 2-3pm, hear CHETTER GALLOWAY‘s “Tale of a Few Tricksters” at the Tualatin Heritage Center, 8700 SW Sweek Drive in Tualatin. Chetter Galloway is a storyteller whose focus is on African and African-American tales. Originally from Suffolk, Virginia, he now calls Portland, Oregon home. Chetter is an accomplished interpreter of living history and has also worked as a museum curator and educator, developing educational outreach programs for schools. THURSDAY, APRIL 16 at 7pm, hear JUDITH BLACK present “Sweet, Sour & Sassy: Stories of Modern Womanhood” at Garden Home Library, 7475 SW Oleson Rd in Portland. The Chicago Tribune wrote “Judith Black’s audience hangs on every word.” Judith Black excels in the retelling of history from new perspectives, tickling familial dysfunction, and ironic explorations of aging. Featured on such stages as the Montreal Comedy Festival, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Art Museum of Cape Town, she has appeared ten times at the National Storytelling Festival, and is the winner of storytelling’s most coveted prize, the Oracle Award. More information on these and other storytelling events, go to http://www.portlandstorytellers.org/

**3-23-15–There’s a ROCK N ROLL BAND listed on ElderAudience with a distinctive name: BAD MOTOR SCOOTER 7.0 (!) They target their sound to “Boomers” and others who love rock music from the 50’s and beyond. Some of the familiar songs they perform include Brown Eyed Girl; Johnny B Good;Pretty Woman; Suzie-Q; Sweet Home Alabama; Hard Day’s Night; Margaritaville; and Stand by Me. Check them out! http://www.elderaudience.com/bad-motor-scooter-rock-n-roll-band/

**3-23-15–DOM FRANCO wants you to know he is tuning up his HAWAIIAN GUITAR for Luau’s and other events this Spring and Summer! He SINGS in many styles–Hawaiian, Western Swing, Big Band Hits, Oldies and Gospel. He’s gotten terrific reviews when he performs–read the testimonials and listen to the music samples at DOM’s listing, then contact him to entertain you: http://www.elderaudience.com/dom-franco-steel-guitar/

**3-23-15–How about some SINGALONGS, KARAOKE, AND EVEN FLUTE MUSIC?? Vocalist CHERYLL SIMMERMAN has the “Voice of an angel and the heart of one as well” according to other musicians who have entertained alongside her at senior facilities. CHERYLL lends her lovely, soothing voice to “oldies” from the 30’s to the 40’s and Sacred Music, and she also plays the flute. She also is available to play her flute and sing at memorial services and in hospice situations. Be sure to check out CHERYLL’S music samples and great reviews in her listing, too! http://www.elderaudience.com/cherylls-sing-alongs-and-more/

**3-22-15–Bring on some TAP DANCERS! The SKYLARK TAPPERS is an adult tap company with a repertoire of both classic and contemporary styles–Musical Theatre, Traditional tap, Big Band, African, Swing, and Comedy pieces. They are available to dance at Portland/Vancouver area senior facilities EVES and WEEKENDS only. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/the-skylark-tappers/

**3-22-15–DR. ROY TORLEY is a “GENTLEMAN SCIENTIST”, with an extensive science background including study of volcanoes, Oregon geology and geophysics. He offers a wide variety of PowerPoint presentations, including Oregon Geology; Volcanoes; Crystals; Wind Energy Technology; Clouds; Oceans; Halos and Rainbows; Northern Lights; and Orchids. ROY gets terrific reviews. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/roy-torley-gentleman-scientist/

**3-22-15–REMINDER to check out recently listed “MUSIC MAN” BRUCE UNDERWOOD, a longtime pop singer whose programs range from Top 40, Rock, Country, and Motown to Holiday music for St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day, July 4th, and Christmas. He uses backing tracks and Karaoke to entertain at senior facilities in the Portland and Mid-Willamette Valley. BRUCE *also* plays a very new instrument called the Handpan, which has been in existence for under twenty years. See the list of titles (just a sampling) for familiar songs that are in BRUCE’s repertoire. Julie K. from Providence ElderPlace Gresham calls BRUCE a “one man party”! Read more about “MUSIC MAN” BRUCE UNDERWOOD http://www.elderaudience.com/music-man-bruce-underwood/

**3-22-15–Head to Eugene’s EMERALD VALLEY OPRY on SAT APRIL 11 to hear: The Trammels (Country Gospel); Billy Pollard (Gospel & Ragtime Piano); Taylors Crossing (Country Acoustic);and Willamette HS Bands. WHEN: House Band at 5:15 and Concert 6-9:30pm. Senior Tickets $5. WHERE: Powers Auditorium, Willamette High School, 1801 Echo Hollow Rd in Eugene. http://www.emeraldvalleyopry.com

**3-22-15–ARTISTS REPERTORY THEATRE presents Arthur Miller’s THE PRICE, “a gripping and moving drama by one of America’s most influential playwrights” MARCH 31-APRIL 26 on the Mainstage at 1516 Alder st in Portland. **PAY WHAT YOU CAN” first preview performance on TUESDAY, MARCH 31 at 7:30 pm! ALSO, SPECIAL ELDERAUDIENCE DISCOUNT on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 11 am matinee. USE “ELDERAUDIENCE” PROMOTION CODE ONLINE OR MENTION ELDERAUDIENCE ON PHONE ORDERS. ($5 fee per order applies) Buy tickets: (503)241-1278 or http://www.artistsrep.org  OR BRING A GROUP (10+) and get a 20% DISCOUNT. Group Sales contact: Devin McCarthy at (503)241-9807 ext. 101 or DMcCarthy@artistsrep.org Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/artists-repertory-theatre-2/

**3-22-15–Yet another GLOWING review for “TROLLEY TALK” presenter RICHARD THOMPSON…this one from Heather W., Adult Service programmer at Garden Home Community Library, who wrote: “…The event was more successful than I dreamed – we had standing room only (64 attendees). I highly recommend Richard as a presenter…He’s a professional and an engaging speaker with a great digital presentation. He answered questions and even got new information from some of the attendees. Everyone I spoke to after the program enjoyed it thoroughly.” RICHARD is the author of several books on old trolleys and he has become quite popular for his illustrated presentations on Oregon’s “rich electric railway history.” He is available in Portland and Mid-Valley areas. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/trolley-talks-with-richard-thompson/

**3-22-15–Lovers of IRISH and FOLK Music will want to know about CURTIS SMITH–He sings and plays guitar, with 60’s era songs from the Clancy Brothers and Peter,Paul & Mary, as well as contemporary Irish artists such as Celtic Thunder. He likes to bring you “upbeat, rowdy songs that would typically be performed in an Irish pub”. He’ll tell the “back story” of his music, and he aims to “recreate the energy of the Folk Revival Movement of the 1960’s Ireland and US.” Click on some of his samples here https://soundcloud.com/curtis-h-smith Learn more about CURTIS SMITH: http://www.elderaudience.com/curtis-smith-irish-scottish-american-folk-tunes/

**3-22-15–Compliments are flowing for IN CAHOOTS VOCAL QUARTET! Jessie F., Activities Director at Marquis Centennial just wrote to me: “…They were so perfect for our “Spring Fling” event! They sounded amazing, interacted with the audience, looked terrific, and were very easy to communicate with. They really made the event memorable.”  Invite IN CAHOOTS to sing for you! http://www.elderaudience.com/in-cahoots-vocal-quartet/

**3-16-15–Bring in a STORYTELLER! There are lots of presenters listed on ElderAudience  in the STORYTELLERS category, who tell stories–humorous, informative, touching… Check them out! http://www.elderaudience.com/category/storytellers/

**3-16-15–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! They TRAVEL WIDELY. Read more about THE UPTOWNERS http://www.elderaudience.com/the-uptowners-your-great-american-songbook-duo/

**3-16-15–Had a meal at THE HIGHCLIFFE PUB & EATERY in Oregon City? It is located in a lovely historic building and features a big and varied menu (“Not Your Mom’s Grilled Cheese”, Pastrami Reuben, Salads, Soup, Fish and Chips, etc., and wonderful desserts. They have space for special events too. Open for Lunch, Dinner and Happy Hour. **Print out the listing page for THE HIGHCLIFFE and present to your server for 15% off your meal!  http://www.elderaudience.com/the-highcliffe-oregon-city/

**3-16-15–BARBARA CECIL is a 50’s, 60’s and Country Music performer who receives *stupendous reviews* for her entertainment at senior facilities, singing songs made famous by Patsy Cline, Linda Ronstadt, Connie Francis, The Righteous Brothers, The Supremes and many,many others. In her other professional music career, BARBARA is the lead female singer with the well known band Johnny Limbo and The Lugnuts. Listen to 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/

**3-16-15–The MULTI-TALENTED musician MEG GRAF is a well-loved performer who is based in Eugene but she TRAVELS to the Portland area a fair amount. She plays PIANO, ACCORDION,CELTIC HARP, VIOLIN, VIOLA, FLUTE, CLARINET, SAXOPHONE, HAMMERED DULCIMER AND VARIOUS ETHNIC INSTRUMENTS! An activity director’s testimonial said, in part “…after 8+ years of relying on Meg, I can only say that she is a true diamond who will go out of her way to make the seniors happy.” Learn more about MEG GRAF http://www.elderaudience.com/meg-graf/

**3-15-15–Mark your calendars…OREGON SINFONIETTA invites you to its final concert of the season on SUNDAY afternoon, MAY 17 at 3pm, at the Sunnyside Adventist Church, 10501 SE Market st in Portland. The program will include Tchaikovsky Symphony #4 and the Piano Concerto by Robert Schumann, featuring a student soloist. FREE! http://www.elderaudience.com/the-oregon-sinfonietta-community-orchestra/

**3-15-15—-So much variety in one entertainer! 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/

**3-15-15–YOURS AND OURS TRIO performs romantic vocal duets and triosproviding their own piano or keyboard accompaniment and sound system when needed. They sing songs from the “Great American Songbook”, Romantic Ballads, music from the 20’s through the 60’s, and share the occasional joke! Michelle at Columbia Ridge Senior Living wrote:  “…They are on our list to invite back again!” http://www.elderaudience.com/yours-and-ours-trio/

**3-15-15–Author ANGELICA “ANGEL” PILATO shares memories of her time as manager of an Air Force officers’ club in Thailand during the Vietnam War. Her engaging memoir, titled “Angel’s Truck Stop”, reveals a woman’s struggle to fit into a man’s world–The young Captain Pilato was warned her assignment was in a war zone “unfit for a woman.” The book has been described as hilarious and at times, heart-wrenching. Invite ANGELICA PILATO to speak about those days. Learn more http://www.elderaudience.com/angelica-angel-pilato/

**3-15-15–They will put a Spring in your step this Spring…OREGON OLD TIME FIDDLERS are available WHEREVER you are in the Northwest. They play “the music grandpa and grandma used to listen and dance to” Contact them for a program at your facility or event: http://www.elderaudience.com/oregon-oldtime-fiddlers/

**3-15-15–OTTO AND ANITA’S BAVARIAN CAFE is a charming place for LUNCH or DINNER in SW Portland’s Multnomah Village. Treat yourself to Schnitzel (pork or chicken), blackened salmon, and more, as well as Chef Otto’s signature Dill Pickle Soup and Anita’s scrumptious homemade desserts (my favorite is the Black Forest cake)!  They have room for groups too. Read more: http://www.elderaudience.com/otto-and-anitas-bavarian-restaurant/

**3-15-15–THE PORTLAND TAP CONNECTION wants you to know that entertaining seniors in their specialty! Invite them to bring “the glitter of sequins and sparkle” to your facility–They have their own dance floor and sound system, if needed–and they can customize their show to include various themes such as: Broadway Jazz; Golden Oldies; Latin Rhythms; Country Stompin’; Patriotic Pride; Seasonal Serenades; and Giggles and Gags. Janice from Chehalem Springs Senior Living wrote: “The Portland Tap Connection is a gold mine for activity directors…” Read more about PORTLAND TAP CONNECTION and watch a sample of their show:  http://www.elderaudience.com/the-portland-tap-connection/

**3-15-15–One of the Sidebar Ads on ElderAudience (on the right side of each page, above the CATEGORY listings) is for RAY BROWN, “SON OF LIBERTY”. RAY is a HISTORY PRESENTER who TRAVELS WIDELY, bringing programs on the Declaration of Independence, the forming of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to senior facilities–all in “period-correct” colonial attire! He gets terrific reviews, too. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/ray-brown-son-of-liberty/

**3-15-15–When was the last time you visited THE WORLD FORESTRY CENTER“It will Change the Way You Look at Trees!” Located in Washington Park, the Center and its DISCOVERY MUSEUM offers educational and entertaining ways to learn about the importance of forests and trees in our lives, as well as environmental sustainability. Visitors can take a wet-free raft ride, see the forest from a bird’s-eye-view, learn about different people who work in the forest, and “travel” to Russia, China, South Africa and Brazil to discover how those regions are utilizing their forests and the challenges they face. **New Reduced Admission Prices! In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, Admission prices have been reduced to $5.00. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/world-forestry-center/

**3-15-15–What a combination! LAILA MURPHY is a professional singer of BROADWAY FAVORITES, and she also plays CLASSICAL FLUTE and piano. Invite her to bring her uplifting program to you–she’ll sing “Some Enchanted Evening” from South Pacific, “Climb Every Mountain” and “The Sound of Music” from The Sound of Music, “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess, “Memory” from CATS and “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man” from Showboat. Her FLUTE repertoire includes music by Bach, Handel,Gershwin and others. LAILA MURPHY has had lead roles in musical theatre around town, she’s lively and interactive, and audiences love her. Learn more, and be sure to click on her music samples at her listing: http://www.elderaudience.com/laila-murphy-singer-and-flute/

**3-15-15–PORTLAND CIVIC THEATRE GUILD’S next daytime PLAY READING is TIME STANDS STILL by David Margulies. “A female photo journalist returns from Traq where she observed and recorded horrific events and is faced with the difficulty of adjusting to a normal life” WHEN: TUESDAY, APRIL 7. Event begins at 10 am with complimentary refreshments followed by reading at 10:30. Tickets $8 at the door. LOCATION: The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th in Portland. More info: http://www.elderaudience.com/portland-civic-theatre-guild-first-tuesday-readers-theatre/

**3-15-15-Plan to go! Swing to the Golden Age of Big Band Sounds with The CONCHORDS CHORALE at its show, “Steppin’ Out at the Copa” on SUNDAY, JUNE 7 at 3pm, at Portland’s Old Church, 1422 SW 11th ave in Portland, Senior tickets $10. More info at http://conchordschorale.org/ 

**3-14-15–Are you in Washington County or Portland’s West side? JOE SZABO, “The Accordion Man”, is a STROLLING ACCORDIONIST who both plays and SINGS a wide variety of songs–Italian (“That’s Amore”, “O Solo Mio”, “Arrivederchi Roma”), Irish/Celtic (“Danny Boy”, “My Wild Irish Rose”), German, Love Songs, Movies & Musicals,Patriotic, Western, Luau, Oktoberfest, other Holidays, etc. He comes in COSTUME to suit the occasion. **Ask JOE about his SINGING TELEGRAM Service! He prefers performing on Portland’s Westside and Washington County. Learn more about him, and see his video sample:  http://www.elderaudience.com/joe-the-accordion-man/

**3-14-15–Congratulations to Caz T., from Sherwood Family YMCA–she won the latest ElderAudience drawing for 2 free tickets to SANDY ACTORS THEATRE‘S new production of the comedy MORNINGS AT SEVEN! The show should be really fun, so plan to go! It runs APRIL 3-26, FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS at 7:30pm and SUNDAYS at 3pm (NO PERFORMANCE ON EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 5);Senior tickets $12. *EXTRA matinee on SAT 4/25 at 3pm, which is a benefit for Sandy Action Center-$3 off ticket price with donation of 2 nonperishable food items! LOCATION: 39181 Pioneer Blvd in Sandy (behind the Ace Hardware) Venue Fully Accessible, and Hearing Assisted Devices are available! Info http://www.sandyactorstheatre.org 

**3-10-15–HALDEMAN’S OOM-PAH BOYS  (I love that name!) is a 3 piece band (Clarinet, Tuba, and Accordion) who arrive in Full Costume to play German “Oom-Pah” music, along with Polkas, Irish, Italian and French tunes–Beer Barrel Polka, Edelweiss, Happy Wanderer and more. Bandleader and Accordionist Lynn Haldeman frequently performs at der Rheinelander Restaurant. He is also available to play solo Accordion (“Lawrence Welk style”), with Singalongs, familiar toe-tapping tunes, and takes requests! Read more about HALDEMAN’S OOM-PAH BOYS!  http://www.elderaudience.com/haldemans-oom-pah-boys/

**3-10-15–Lately, SIG UNANDER has been bringing his inspiring presentation on WASPS, titled “FLY GALS–WOMEN AIRFORCE SERVICES PILOTS OF WW II” to area senior facilities and events. This program about the first American women military pilots in History, includes rare period photographs and profiles of individual WASPs, including Hazel Yin Lee, the first Chinese-American woman pilot who died on a dangerous mission. Another of SIG‘s programs is “RED TAIL ANGELS: BLACK PILOTS IN WORLD WAR II”, about the first black pilots to see air combat, who blazed a trail of glory in the frozen skies of Europe in the darkest days of WWII. Learn about the legendary “Tuskegee Airmen” who fought Nazi tyranny and changed history. Read more about SIG UNANDER and contact him to present one of his HIGHLY PRAISED programs for you! http://www.elderaudience.com/sig-unander-speaker/

**3-10-15–Magician STEVE PETERSON brings you his “Minor Miracles Magic”– family friendly entertainment that includes sleight-of-hand stage acts as well as strolling close-up magic! STEVE has more than 50 years experience. He is based in Corvallis, but travels from Portland to Eugene. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/minor-miracles-magic-steve-peterson-magician/

**3-10-15–I encourage you to click on some of the music samples at ACCORDIONIST ELIZABETH WISLER’s listing–she has an amazing array of styles to suit almost ANY occasion: Italian,French, Spanish, Latin, German, Greek, Jazz Standards, popular 20’s to 40’s tunes, light classical as well as HOLIDAY fare. And her Roland FR8X ACCORDION, connected to an external module, produces a “one-woman band” sound with (with voices, instruments and drum) Invite ELIZABETH WISLER to play for you. She TRAVELS WIDELY! http://www.elderaudience.com/elizabeth-wisler-music-around-the-world/

**3-10-15–Think of CHAD HAMILTON if you need an Emcee or DJ for an event! CHAD‘S background as a Radio DJ comes in handy as he interacts with the audience and presents music suited to your theme. Read about CHAD, and check the great review from Jessie F. at Marquis Centennial. http://www.elderaudience.com/chad-hamilton-dj-and-emcee/

**3-10-15–DAVE SUING is highly praised for his interactive presentations on the HISTORY OF SPACE. Hear about the beginning of N.A.S.A., the Apollo Moon Missions and various astronauts, and play a fun “space trivia” quiz. Plus, watch a short dvd with video of moonwalks. DAVE SUING Travels Widely! http://www.elderaudience.com/dave-suing-history-of-space/

**3-10-15–Invite SUSAN PATTERSON for a “Teatime” talk! 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/

**3-9-15–DAVID RUTIEZER presents THE DAVID SHOW, an interactive, music-filled Variety program that is different every month! He is certified in geriatric wellness, and he is popular in MEMORY CARE settings. Read more about DAVID RUTIEZER: http://www.elderaudience.com/the-david-show/

**3-9-15–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. Read about them! http://www.elderaudience.com/seymour-baker-band/

**3-9-15–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 is available to present workshops on “Creating the Gift of You: Legacy Letter Writing.” Read more about her: http://www.elderaudience.com/linda-ross-swanson/ 

**3-9-15–CURTIS COOPER enjoys singing (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/ 

**3-9-15–STUMPTOWN STAGES presents “SOUL HARMONY”, a musical that tells the story of the birth of R&B Music. APRIL 16-MAY 3, Thurs/Fri/Sat @ 7:30 PM, Sat/Sun @ 2 PM. Location: Brunish Theatre, Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 SW Broadway in Portland “In the late 40s an unlikely partnership between a young Jewish woman and a dynamic black male vocal group gave birth to a new genre of music that would ignite a generation, R&B! Soul Harmony reveals their rise to music nobility and the role they and their music played in challenging segregation in the South.” Get a SPECIAL ELDERAUDIENCE DISCOUNT ($26 versus $45) on Saturday or Sunday matinee performances! 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. http://www.elderaudience.com/stumptown-stages-musical-theatre/ 

**3-9-15—I just received this splendid testimonial for vocalist GAIL RASMUSSEN, who performs R & R MUSIC (which stands for Relax and Recreate pleasant memories!)…Caz T. from Sherwood Regional Family YMCA’s AOA Program wrote: “Gail Rasmussen came to the Sherwood Regional Family YMCA to entertain the AOA members at one of our quarterly socials. Gail was supberb. Through her music we travelled across the world, and even to the moon and back! She is a talented singer with an ease and welcoming personality. I would highly recommend Gail to entertain at any facility!” Read more about GAIL RASMUSSEN and invite her to sing for you. She has a repertoire of 75 songs! http://www.elderaudience.com/gail-rasmussen/ 

**3-9-15–One Woman Show entertainer BETTE LONGDEN recently won second place in a local comedy competition! She performs her “PROPS, PROERLY DONE”, a collection of skits and stories, with audience interaction and humor, to senior facilities. Read about her (NOTE: BETTE HAS A NEW EMAIL ACCOUNT) http://www.elderaudience.com/bette-longden-variety-show/

**3-9-15–REMINDER to catch Artists Repertory Theatre’s production of  the political thriller “The Invisible Hand” from the 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar. The show runs March 10-April 5, 2015 with a “Pay-What-You-Can” preview performance on Tuesday, March 10 at 7:30pm! Other options are an 11 am MATINEE on Wednesday, March 25, and a Saturday 2pm MATINEE on April 4. 20% DISCOUNT ON GROUPS OF 10+! LOCATION: 1515 SW Morrison in Portland. Group Sales contact: Devin McCarthy at (503)241-9807 ext. 101 or DMcCarthy@artistsrep.org  **SPECIAL ELDERAUDIENCE PRICE ($35) ON WEDNESDAY 11 AM MATINEE SHOWS! USE “ELDERAUDIENCE” PROMOTION CODE ONLINE OR MENTION ELDERAUDIENCE ON PHONE ORDERS. ($5 fee per order applies) http://www.artistsrep.org 

**3-2-15–PABLO GRABIEL is a former activities director specializing 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/

**3-2-15–FREE EVENT coming up at Lewis & Clark College (0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd in Portland)…(Parking is free after 7pm on weekdays and all day on weekends)  **Senior Art Exhibition. This year’s exhibition will feature works by more than 20 graduating art majors. The opening reception is APRIL 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. APRIL 3-MAY 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday, Hoffman Gallery. For more information on these and other LC events, go to http://www.lclark.edu/visit

**3-2-15–Enjoy the HARMONICA? DOUG FULTON uses his background in Music Therapy as he sings “FEEL GOOD MUSIC” of the last 200 years, accompanied by Harmonica and Guitar! He has a very wide range of familiar tunes–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.

**3-2-15–Have you paid a visit to the TWO RIVERS HERITAGE MUSEUM? It’s about 30 minutes from Portland, in Washougal Washington. You’ll see a huge variety of historical items–Art, antiques and memorabilia (antique dolls and toys,kitchen gadgets, clothing, 6000 photographs, and oral histories) from East Clark County, Camas and Washougal’s historic business and pioneer heritage. There’s also a Carriage House building with buggy, sleigh, blacksmith display, and more!  Stop by the Museum Store too. Senior admission to the Museum is only $2. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/two-rivers-heritage-museum/

**3-2-15–“ILLINOIS” DOUG TRACY is a Folklorist and Troubadour Musician (Banjo and Guitar) who travels WIDELY, sharing historic songs and stories from the era of Abe Lincoln! Listen to this sample song of his, “Three Cheers for Abe on Andy” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LlNlhXnjuU Read more about “ILLINOIS” DOUG TRACY: http://www.elderaudience.com/illinois-doug-tracy/ 

**3-2-15–Chalk up another terrific review for MARY AND MIKE HUTCHENS, who portray Portland historical figures Mrs. Georgiana Pittock and her Chauffeur, Mr. Hawkinson! Here’s what Lisa O. from The Springs at Carmen Oaks wrote to me: “It was an honor to host Mrs. Georgiana Pittock and her chauffeur, Mr. Hawkinson! They are particularly well-suited as character portrayers for older residents,speaking clearly and knowledgably about an especially interesting bit of Portland history. I knew they would be a hit in our independent living community, but was even more pleased at how well-received they were in our Assisted Living community. I highly recommend them.” Read more about MARY AND MIKE HUTCHENS and invite them to give a program. They TRAVEL!  http://www.elderaudience.com/mary-hutchens-georgiana-pittock/

**3-2-15–Celebrate Nature’s bounty by inviting PAMMIE PAYNE to bring her PAMinals VISITING ANIMALS program to you! 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/

**3-2-15–IRILLA SWANSON presents ART CLASSESWATERCOLOR PAINTING, FUN & EASY at senior facilities in the Portland/Gresham/Vancouver/ areas as well as Woodburn and McMinnville. She gets great reviews for her FUN, RELAXING, and ENERGIZING classes. IRILLA’S classes are for ALL levels of painters. Give her a try! http://www.elderaudience.com/art-classes-irilla-swanson/

**3-2-15–Take a listen to some of these samples by BODACIOUS, a rollicking group with its roots in Blues, Rock & Roll, and Zydeco-Cajun-Irish-German music: http://bodaciouslive.com/albums.php  Their core trio includes guitar, piano, WASHBOARD, accordion and vocals. Invite BODACIOUS to entertain you with CAJUN, original, and cover tunes. They TRAVEL! Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/bodacious/

**3-2-15–PORTLAND CENTER STAGE, Gerding Theater at the Armory 128 NW Eleventh Ave in Portland) offers a special ELDERAUDIENCE deal for senior GROUPS! See the very fun show about our favorite weird city “The People’s Republic of Portland” (March 21 – April 19, 2015); the 17th century romantic comedy “Cyrano” (April 4 – May 3, 2015); the one-man folk musical receiving rave New York reviews “The Lion” (May 2 – June 14, 2015); and the Pulitzer Prize-nominated, family mystery-drama “Three Days of Rain” (May 17 – June 21), featuring stars of the hit NBC show, GRIMM. ***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. For pricing and dates, please call Mandy Morgan at (503)445-3794 or email mandym@pcs.org  http://www.elderaudience.com/portland-center-stage-gerding-theater-at-the-armory/

**3-2-15–REMINDER to check out the newly listed PICKLED PEPPERS KITCHEN BAND, a group of 5 professional women who sing and play guitar, banjo, ukulele, washboard, washtub and percussions. They entertain with Folk and Country music, including songs by Pete Seeger, John Denver, Tom Paxton and others. Be sure to click on their music samples at their listing, read the recent terrific review, and then contact them for a program. They are mainly available Friday evenings and Weekends.  http://www.elderaudience.com/pickled-peppers-kitchen-band/   

**3-1-15–Put on your calendars…a country outing! The MARKETPLACE AT RAINDANCE RANCH provides a unique country shopping experience. In addition to local food, art, gifts, holiday items and llama yarn, they provide a covered “picnic” area. Their friendly LLAMAS are always ready to be fed! Wheelchair and Walker accessible, too. Be sure to read the lovely reviews they’ve gotten!  http://www.elderaudience.com/rain-dance-marketplace-in-newberg/

**3-1-15–Make some time for healthful LAUGHTER! Lighten things up by inviting LAURA LOU PAPE-MCCARTHY, Certified LAUGHTER YOGA LEADER to lead LAUGHTER YOGA  sessions! LAUGHTER YOGA cultivates playfulness and joy as it increases oxygen to the brain and heightens body awareness. LAURA LOU‘s background in theatre and circus clowning adds to the fun. She offers Tai Chi Basics and Chair Yoga too! Be sure to read her super testimonials.  http://www.elderaudience.com/laughter-yoga-tai-chi-laura-lou/  

**3-1-15–REMINDER! WELL ARTS INSTITUTE, in partnership with United Cerebral Palsy of Portland and SW Washington present “FIERCE LOVE” written by mothers of children with CP. Over the course of a 10 week writing workshop six funny, smart women met to talk about their experiences raising their families. FIERCE LOVE is a testament to the tenacity and heart that guides many parents as they and their families make their way in this world. WHEN: TUES. MARCH 17 @ 7:30; SAT MARCH 21 @ 2pm; WED MARCH 25 @ 7:30; SAT MARCH 28 @ 2pm; WED APRIL 1 @ 7:30; SAT APRIL 4 @ 2pm WHERE: Milagro Theatre, 525 SE Stark st in Portland. Senior Tickets $5. More info: heath@wellarts.org

**3-1-15–Plan a Spring mealtime outing to the very pretty STONE CLIFF INN, overlooking the Clackamas River and Carver Bridge in Oregon City! They have a large and varied Northwest inspired menu, for lunch and dinner. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/the-stone-cliff-inn-oregon-city/

**3-1-15–“Everybody just loved you!” is what Kim O. wrote of KAY HANSEN, who sings and plays old American songs (many with a Western flavor) on her guitar. She also YODELS, encourages folks to sing along, and even gives an easy YODELING LESSON! KAY has a beautiful, lilting voice that can be heard in this sample of “Roll Along, Prairie Moon”  https://myspace.com/kayhansen30/music/songs Read about KAY HANSEN and check out her other great reviews, too. http://www.elderaudience.com/kay-hansen-western-singer-and-guitarist/

**2-24-15–THE MELLOW TONES (the singing Duo of Kitty Collins and Luke Moore) are excited to share that they have been asked to sing with the USO in Yuma, Arizona in a benefit for the Wounded Warriors Project! Read about them and invite them to perform for you!  http://www.elderaudience.com/the-mellow-tones-singing-duo/

**2-24-15–REMINDER! You can have some critters visit!  Here are some options to consider: BUNNIES IN BASKETS http://www.elderaudience.com/bunnies-in-baskets/ PAMinals http://www.elderaudience.com/paminals-visits-with-animals/ and MOUNTAIN PEAK THERAPY LLAMAS http://www.elderaudience.com/mountain-peak-therapy-llama/

**2-24-15–PORTLAND FLAMENCO EVENTS graciously offers demonstrations of dramatic
FLAMENCO dance at Portland area facilities–NO CHARGE (Sundays only) http://www.elderaudience.com/portland-flamenco-events/ 

**2-24-15–ALLEN MATHEWS is a local college and private instructor of Classical Guitar, and he specializes in BRAZILIAN music. He has lived, studied and performed in Rio de Janeiro and played throughout the US and internationally! In his programs at senior facilities he enjoys interacting with the audience and discussing the background of composers and the music he plays. Read about ALLEN MATHEWS http://www.elderaudience.com/allen-mathews-classical-guitarist/

**2-24-15–I recently received news of kind words about CHIHUAHUA DESERT that I am passing along. Janice N., from The Springs at Carman Oaks wrote to them “You played for our Father’s Day BBQ last year here at the Springs at Carman Oaks and you were awesome. I’m hoping we can get you to play for us again this year…” Read about CHIHUAHUA DESERT, who play “Borderline Fiesta” and traditional Country Western music, be sure to listen to their samples, and read the other terrific reviews! They TRAVEL WIDELY http://www.elderaudience.com/chihuahua-desert/

**2-24-15–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/ 

**2-24-15–As you plan your outings, consider a visit to the PHILIP FOSTER FARM in Eagle Creek! From April – October, Travel back in time to experience life as the Pioneers did–Costumed Interpreters lead tours of the original 1883 house, 1860’s barn and replica General Store ( stocked with toys, games, candy, household goods, books, textiles, clothing, etc. ranging from the 1800s to the early 1900s, as well as local hand-crafted items such as candles, knitted and woven goods, woodcraft items, and iron work), blacksmith shop and other buildings. The site has bus parking, modern restrooms, picnic tables, and is wheelchair accessible. The FARM also hosts a number of fun events such as a Dutch Oven Cook-off in June; Mary Charlotte’s Garden Party in July; Family History Day in August; Cider Squeeze in late September; Haunted Farm in October; and Christmas in the Country in early December. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/philip-foster-farm-national-historic-site/ 

**2-24-15–BENNIE (Pat) PATRIDGE began his singing career in the 1940’s as a child in California, where he appeared in movies, performed with Count Basie’s band, and was a regular at Hollywood’s legendary Rag Doll nightclub! With a voice influenced by Frank Sinatra,  Johnny Mathis, Harry Belafonte, Nat “King”Cole, Tony Bennett, and others, he presents his show, “BEN’S MUSICAL SMILES”–featuring music from Broadway, “Oldies but Goodies”, Rhythm and Blues, Gospel and Christian music. Pat Travels Widely! Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/bens-musical-smiles-with-bennie-pat-patridge/


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