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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**9-21-14–THE BUNNIES ARE BACK!!! I am delighted to announce that BUNNIES IN BASKETS, a volunteer organization providing visits by “therapy” bunnies (with their human partners) to senior facilities throughout our area, have once again become listed on ElderAudience! Request a visit by these beautiful, furry creatures to your facility. http://www.elderaudience.com/bunnies-in-baskets/

**9-21-14–JOHN CANNON says of himself, “I’m ‘un-young and un-pretty’, but I’m the real deal, riding my own horses (Jake & Gus) in the back-country where I am grateful, seeing our nation’s beautiful land!” JOHN performs SMOOTH COUNTRY BLUESWONDERFUL CLASSIC COUNTRY songs, some current, and a couple originals from his own CD. He accompanies himself on rhythm guitar and has background pre-recorded instrumentals. JOHN gets SUPER reviews, and he TRAVELS!  http://www.elderaudience.com/smooth-country-blues-with-john-cannon/

**9-21-14–Invite NANCY DOWNIE to entertain you with her HAMMERED DULCIMER AND NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTES! She offers “music for all times”–historical and “old time” tunes, as well as more contemporary fare. PLUS, 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. There’s a lot more to learn about NANCY DOWNIE at her listing. She TRAVELS too. http://www.elderaudience.com/nancy-downie-certified-music-practitioner/

**9-21-14–DAVE SUING gets great testimonials for his HISTORY OF SPACE interactive presentations! Hear fascinating stories 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/

**9-21-14–THE UPTOWNERS are your “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. Many of their songs originated on the musical theater stage and become great jazz standards. You’ll hear music by the great Rogers & Hart, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and swing-era favorites of the 1940s, plus much more! THE UPTOWNERS also hve a special program of Christmas music. They TRAVEL WIDELY. Read more about them. http://www.elderaudience.com/the-uptowners-your-great-american-songbook-duo/

**9-21-14–WATERCOLOR PAINTING,”FUN AND EASY” is what instructor IRILLA SWANSON‘s classes in senior facilities are all about! She gets terrific reviews. IRILLA is available in the Portland/Gresham/ Vancouver areas as well as Woodburn and McMinnville! Learn more:
http://www.elderaudience.com/art-classes-irilla-swanson/

**9-21-14–MITCH HIDER is a delightful VAUDEVILLE style performer who is ALSO a CHAMPIONSHIP WHISTLER and Historian of Whistling. MITCH was the 1982 Whistling Competition Grand Champion and is in the National Whistlers Hall of Fame! He also SINGS, YODELS and “scats”; he does standards, jazz, show tunes,sacred, western, novelty, international and more. He does opera parody and a humorous magic show. And he 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”!  What more is there??!! MITCH is based in Eugene but travels WIDELY!  http://www.elderaudience.com/mitch-hider-whistler/

**9-21-14–Has JOE SZABO, “The Accordion Man”, played for you? JOE is a STROLLING ACCORDIONIST who 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’ll dress 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/

**9-21-14–REMINDER! Eugene’s next EMERALD VALLEY OPRY is SATURDAY, OCT 11. House band at 5pm, followed by Concert from 6-9:30. Senior tickets $5. LOCATION: Powers Auditorium, Willamette High School, 1801 Echo Hollow Rd. in Eugene. This show’s lineup includes Jerry Ott & The Glory Road Travelers (Gospel); An hour with Mary Kaye(Western Entertainer); Back Porch Soiree(Folk, Bluegrass, & Americana); and Hickory Smoked Gospel. More info: http://www.emeraldvalleyopry.com

**9-21-14–REMINDER to attend the OLD AURORA COLONY MUSEUM‘s 42nd ANNUAL QUILT SHOW running OCTOBER 10-19. Admission is $6.00 per person. Groups of 10 or more are $5.00 per person. More  info Visit the Old Aurora Colony Museum website:  http://www.auroracolony.org  or call the Museum office (503)678-5754. LOCATION: 15018 2nd St NE in Aurora.

**9-21-14–I just received a lovely testimonial about JASS TWO PLUS ONE  “Hot Swing Jazz” Trio, from Fred H., a resident at Creekside Living in Beaverton: “Pam, is Jass Two Plus One on your list? They were here last night and they are awesome. All middle age men. One played soprano Sax, there was a guitar and a bass fiddle. They all had professional careers, the bass played was a member of the Hollywood Symphony, the sax player started at age 4 on radio in New York, taught music for years. The guitar player played background on sound for movies, etc. But what an evening. They played for 90 minutes. They were invited to come back, so here is hoping!” Click on JASS TWO PLUS ONE‘S listing and learn all about them. They are truly first-class performers! They TRAVEL too.  http://www.elderaudience.com/jass-two-plus-one-hot-swing-jazz/

**9-21-14–NEXT ELDERAUDIENCE CONTEST! WIN A FREE performance at your facility or event by GAIL RASMUSSEN, who presents R&R MUSIC (as in “Relax and Re-create pleasant memories”). GAIL is a very talented vocalist who performs JAZZ and Popular Standards from the 1930’s to the 70’s. She has sung at several local jazz clubs around town in addition to the Elsie Stuhr Center. She provides her own background music, and has a repertoire of 75 songs including Holiday music.   http://www.elderaudience.com/gail-rasmussen/   CONTEST OPEN TO SENIORS AND SENIOR FACILITIES IN PORTLAND/VANCOUVER, SOUTH TO MCMINNVILLE, AND NORTHEAST TO WASHOUGAL. DEADLINE for this contest is FRIDAY, Oct 3. To enter, please send to pam@elderaudience.com 1) your name; 2) phone number; 3)your location; and 4) mention GAIL RASMUSSEN (I am running several contests and want to keep them all straight). I will notify the winner and connect you to Gail Rasmussen to redeem your free program. Date and time of the program will be mutually decided based on her availability.

**9-21-14–CONGRATULATIONS to Lisa O., Life Enrichment Director at The Springs at Carman Oaks in Lake Oswego, for winning a free performance by IN CAHOOTS VOCAL QUARTET in the latest ElderAudience contest!  Invite IN CAHOOTS to entertain at your facility or event.  http://www.elderaudience.com/in-cahoots-vocal-quartet/

**9-21-14–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 has performed in 6 countries and all over the US!  In his programs at senior facilities, ALLEN enjoys discussing his music and composers with the audience, in addition to playing. He is available in the Portland/Vancouver area.
http://www.elderaudience.com/allen-mathews-classical-guitarist/

**9-21-14–There is still time to catch SANDY ACTORS THEATER‘s production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest”. It runs through OCT 5, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3pmSENIOR TICKETS are $12. Location is 39181 Pioneer Blvd in Sandy, behind the Ace Hardware. For tickets, call the box office at (503)886-6834.  http://www.elderaudience.com/sandy-actors-theatre/

**9-21-14–“Musical Humorist” TIMOTHY PATRICK has TEN different fun, interactive shows featuring songs, stories, jokes, sing-a-longs and projected images built on themes. Examples are “On the Horse”, “Aging to Perfection”, “Hootenanny!”, “L.O.V.E.”, and “Seasons Greetings”. He gets super testimonials and TRAVELS WIDELY! Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/timothy-patrick-musical-humorist/

**9-20-14–Have you clicked on the sidebar picture ad (the ads are on the right side of ElderAudience.com, above the categories) for KAY HANSEN? She sings and plays old American songs–many of them with a Western flavor–on her guitar and she Yodels! You’ll hear interesting background about the music, sing along, and even learn to do a bit of yodeling yourself! KAY gets great reviews too.  Listen to her music samples when you check out her listing. She is available mainly in the Portland/Vancouver area. Invite her to entertain: http://www.elderaudience.com/kay-hansen-western-singer-and-guitarist/

**9-20-14–UPDATE!! I just learned the special ELDERAUDIENCE prices to see famed comedian WILL DURST have been LOWERED.The Oregonian called WILL DURST “the thinking man’s comic.” See his new show, BOOMERAGING: From LSD to OMG! WHEN: WEDNESDAY SEPT 24, 8pm and THURSDAY SEPT 25, 8pm. The New York Times calls WILL DURST, “quite possibly the best political comedian working in the country today.” http://www.willdurst.com/ LOCATION: Portland’s Alberta Abbey Theater, 126 NE Alberta st. TICKETS are regularly $20, **but USE THE PROMOTION CODEElderonline or by phone to get them for new LOWER price of $15. (OR, for GROUPS OF 8+, use the promotion code “Eldergroup” to get tickets for new LOWER price of $14).** Purchase online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/835887 (when you order, click on the blue “password or discount code” link and enter the promotion code) OR call Sara Seeman at (503)473-9390 and be sure to mention the proper code.

**9-20-14–ATTENTION SENIOR FACILITIES IN HILLSBORO, FOREST GROVE OR WESTERN BEAVERTON! Hillsboro School District’s Mariachi Una Voz MARIACHI BAND has a performance on SUNDAY, OCT 26 in the late afternoon and is available to add a performance for seniors in the same geographic area at 1:30 or 2pm that day. They do request compensation for their bus driver and bus travel ($50) and would appreciate a small donation to their scholarship fund. https://www.facebook.com/hsdmariachiunavoz/info  If your facility is located in the above area and you are interested, please contact the Band Director, Dan Bosshardt, at (503)844-1160 ext 5615 or bosshard@hsd.k12.or.us

**9-20-14–REMINDER! This promises to be a fun show: “UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH THE KINGS” on Friday Sept 26th from 7-9 pm. See Michael Knight as MICHAEL JACKSON and Marks Stevenz as ELVIS PRESLEY! LOCATION: Chinese Village Restaurant, 520 SE 82nd ave in Portland. Tickets are $15 online at eventbrite.com or $20 at the door. **If can’t make it to the show, invite Mark to bring his award-winning ELVIS TRIBUTE performance to you!  http://www.elderaudience.com/elvis-tribute-artist-mark-stevenz/

**9-20-14–REMINDER to make it to THE WORLD FORESTRY CENTER: SATURDAY SEPT 27 is FREE DAY at the Forestry Center’s DISCOVERY MUSEUM. Get your FREE ticket:  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/?no-ist   **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 

**9-17-14–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/

**9-17-14–REMINDER!  Check out RECENTLY LISTED Singer/entertainer GARY ROBERTS,  who presents THE GARY ROBERTS SHOW, filled with Classic Standards, Country, Folk and Rock music.  GARY had a professional career as a Folk and Rock singer/musician in the Chicago area for many years. For programs at senior facilities he uses pre-recorded band and orchestral tracks plus his acoustic guitar. Audiences will enjoy favorites made famous by FRANK SINATRA (MY WAY; NEW YORK, NEW YORK; THE LADY IS A TRAMP; FLY ME TO THE MOON, etc.); ELVIS PRESLEY (DON’T BE CRUEL; ALL SHOOK UP); TONY BENNETT (I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO); RAY CHARLES (GEORGIA ON MY MIND); JOHNNY CASH ( FOLSOM PRISON BLUES) as well as tunes made famous by DEAN MARTIN, NAT”King”COLE, SAMMY DAVIS JR., THE BEATLES, PETER, PAUL AND MARY, SIMON & GARFUNKEL, and DON MCLEAN. GARY ROBERTS is available in Portland/Vancouver and Mid-Willamette Valley area.  http://www.elderaudience.com/the-gary-roberts-show/  

**9-17-14–REMINDER ABOUT THIS NEWLY LISTED  singer on the scene who is no stranger to senior facilities–you may know EMMY HOROWITZ as a licensed massage therapist who works with senior residents. But she ALSO is a professional vocalist with a lovely voice, who wants to share her gift of song with you. She sings 60’s Classics and Jazz Standards–songs like “I’m in the Mood for Love”; “The Nearness of You”; “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore”; “Baby It’s You”; “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”; and “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me”, which were performed by artists like Dusty Springfield, Dionne Warwick, Frankie Valli,and The Supremes. EMMY brings her own portable PA system and other equipment. As she establishes herself in this new role of singer for senior facilities, she is offering to perform as a VOLUNTEER–NO CHARGE! (She will eventually charge a fee, though) Read more about EMMY HOROWITZ and invite her to sing for you: http://www.elderaudience.com/emmy-horowitz-sings/

**9-17-14–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

**9-15-14–Singer CHERYLL SIMMERMAN will bring along her Karaoke machine if you’d like, to help with Singalongs of “Oldies” tunes from the 1920’s to the ’40’s and Sacred Hymns. Plus she plays Flute! Listen to this sample that shows off her lovely singing voice. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiFl-l8_WAk   Invite CHERYLL SIMMERMAN, (who gets terrific reviews) to entertain at your facility:
http://www.elderaudience.com/cherylls-sing-alongs-and-more/

**9-15-14–Check out DR. ROY TORLEY, PhD., a “GENTLEMAN SCIENTIST” who gets super reviews for his presentations (with visuals) on lots of scientific topics, from Oregon Geology, to Volcanoes, Crystals, Wind Energy, and even Orchids.  http://www.elderaudience.com/roy-torley-gentleman-scientist/

**9-15-14–Are you familiar with DAVID RUTIEZER?  He has been performing the interactive, music-filled one-man variety show (“The David Show”) at local senior facilities for years. DAVID has a background in music therapy and is also certified as a Geriatric Wellness Instructor. He offers a different show every month, and is popular in memory care settings! Contact him:  http://www.elderaudience.com/the-david-show/

**9-15-14–SIG UNANDER offers “Presentations that Inspire”–And he has some you may not have seen! WASPS were the first American women military pilots in history. During WWII they flew vital ferry, training and flight test missions to free up men for combat missions. With rare period photographs and profiles of individual WASPs, including Hazel Yin Lee, the first Chinese-American woman pilot who died on a dangerous mission, SIG brings “FLY GALS–WOMEN AIRFORCE SERVICES PILOTS OF WW II” to your facility or event. ANOTHER fascinating presentation from SIG UNANDER is “RED TAIL ANGELS: BLACK PILOTS IN WORLD WAR II”. Hear 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. Hear details of “Red Tail” pilots from the Northwest, including University of Oregon track star Robert Deiz, who shot down two German fighter planes. Contact SIG UNANDER to arrange for a program: http://www.elderaudience.com/sig-unander-speaker/

**9-15-14–Are you familiar with BILL NYE, “THE SCIENCE GUY”? This famous scientist, engineer, comedian, author and inventor comes to Portland to bring his special brand of pop culture science literacy on SAT OCT 25 at 7PM, at Lewis & Clark College’s Pamplin Sports Center, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd. Tickets are available in advance for $35 each (credit card only) by calling Lewis & Clark Student Activities at (503)768-7122. Tickets also will be available for purchase ($45 each; cash,check, credit/debit) and pickup at the Pamplin Sports Center at Lewis & Clark starting at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday,October 25. http://college.lclark.edu/live/events/28058-an-evening-with-bill-nye-the-science-guy

**9-15-14–Take a listen to this great sample of COWBOY music from musician DOM FRANCO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ2edjTI450&feature=youtu.be Even though DOM plays Hawaiian Steel Guitar, he wants you to think of him for other types of music too– including Cowboy and Country Western tunes, along with Hymns, contemporary Christian music (and yes, Hawaiian Luau’s)! Julie, Marketing Director at Gilman Park wrote: “…He was fabulous!” Read more about DOM FRANCO and invite him to perform.  http://www.elderaudience.com/dom-franco-steel-guitar/

**9-15-14–I was just re-reading a testimonial for Certified Personal Trainer BELINDA BALOGH. One of her clients wrote: “Because of Belinda’s help most people can’t tell that I’ve ever had a hip replacement. My right side is much stronger and pain free. Belinda is one of the most professional, well versed trainers, and caring human beings I have the good fortune to know, and I recommend her highly!”  Read more about BELINDA BALOGH, who travels to your door (Portland to Wilsonville) with expert exercise and fitness training for mature bodies!  http://www.elderaudience.com/boomer-fitness-solutions-belinda-balogh/

**9-15-14–Have you experienced STEVE HOLGATE as ABE LINCOLN?  This comment by the former member of the Board of Governors of the  National Lincoln Bicentennial Commission says it all:  “Steve Holgate is the best Lincoln in America.” STEVE HOLGATE, one of the country’s leading Lincoln portrayers, makes a 30 minute presentation on Lincoln’s life and presidency in the form of a press conference! The audience takes on the role of journalists and asks him questions. Hear HOLGATE, who bears a remarkable resemblance to our 16th President, discuss the dark years of the Civil War and the momentous decisions Lincoln made. STEVE HOLGATE as ABRAHAM LINCOLN travels widely!  http://www.elderaudience.com/steve-holgate-as-abraham-lincoln/

**9-15-14–Are you looking for some very SPECIAL ENTERTAINMENT for a party or MARKETING EVENT? Consider the SANDY DENNISON TRIO!  SANDY brings you her “velvety voice” and stellar act (DUO, TRIO or QUARTET) of Jazz, Broadway, Dixieland, Country Swing–almost 200 songs in her repertoire! Familiar titles include Fly me to the Moon; Over the Rainbow; Fascinating Rhythm; Sunny Side of the Street; Misty; Night and Day; and Moonlight in Vermont. These are first-rate musicians who get great reviews. Listen to a sample:  http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/dennison2/from/tblink  Learn more about  SANDY DENNISON TRIO: http://www.elderaudience.com/sandy-dennison-trio/

**9-15-14–The JT WISE BAND wants to be your source for “good time rock and singing harmonies”. They can tailor their band to 3, 4 or 5 members to include mandolin, guitar, electric guitar and drums–plus vocals! Listen to music from the late 60’s, like the Grateful Dead and original songs, many of which are about the Great Northwest. Check them out http://www.elderaudience.com/jt-wise-band/

**9-15-14–Take a look at the lineup of interesting plays being read this season by 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 Samll 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

**9-15-14–PRAISE for MONICA BARBER, who leads BELL CHOIR, SING ALONGS and RHYTHM BAND at local senior facilities! Alex G. at Mirabella Memory Care wrote: “I just wanted to give praise for Monica Barber who comes and does bells once a month for our Memory Care residents at Mirabella. She is absolutely wonderful! Even when only a couple of residents participate Monica works well with them and makes the most of it. I would absolutely recommend her to any and everyone!” Read more about MONICA: http://www.elderaudience.com/monica-barber/

**9-15-14–NEW LISTING! I am pleased that the historic PHILIP FOSTER FARM in Eagle Creek is now listed on ElderAudience! Travel back in time and experience life as the Pioneers did. Enjoy tours of the original 1883 house, 1860’s barn and replica General Store, blacksmith ship and other buildings, with costumed guides. Fun events throughout the year include the Cider Squeeze (Sat Sept 27), Foster Farm on the Oregon Trail (Sat Oct 4), and Christmas in the Country (Sat. Dec 6). PHILIP FOSTER FARM has bus parking, modern restrooms, picnic tables, and is wheelchair accessible. Plan a visit! http://www.elderaudience.com/philip-foster-farm-national-historic-site/

**9-15-14–PORTLAND CIVIC THEATRE GUILD’S READERS THEATRE kicks off its new season of daytime play readings with “The Gin Game”, by D.L. Coburn, on TUESDAY, OCT 7. This Pulitzer Prize winning play has been described by The New York Times as “A thoroughly entertaining lesson in the fine art of theatrical suspense. The closest thing theatre offers to a duel at ten paces.” The event begins at 10:00 am with complimentary refreshments  followed by *The Gin Game* at 10:30. LOCATION: The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th in Portland. Tickets are $8.00 and available at the door. More info: http://www.portlandcivictheatreguild.org

**9-15-14–NEW LISTING!  SWING SENSATION is Brad Davis on TRUMPET and Paul Paresa on PIANO. They entertain with tunes from the Great American Songbook, Big Band sound, Standards, 50’s & 60’s, Jazz, a little Country and are great for Theme Parties (Mardi Gras, Valentine, Irish tunes, Broadway, BBQ’s, Holidays, and Birthday Parties–you name it). Available in Portland/Vancouver area.  http://www.elderaudience.com/swing-sensation-trumpet-and-piano-duo/  

**9-15-14–Catch THE MELLOW TONES singing Duo at the Damascus Farmers Market on THURSDAY SEPT 25 from 3-7pm. Or invite them to sing tunes made famous by Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Vic Damone, Patsy Cline, The Carpenters, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and others. These two best friends have recorded two albums, regularly enter Karaoke contests, and they’ve even made it to the semifinals in the Portland Idol singing competition!  http://www.elderaudience.com/the-mellow-tones-singing-duo/ 

**9-8-14–LOTS going on at Portland’s LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE (0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd), and many of them are FREE!  SEPT 19, 7pm see Lewis & Clark Womens Volleyball versus Willamette U. at Pamplin Sports Center; “Reflections of a Supreme Court Practitioner”:Thomas Goldstein, one of the nation’s most experienced Supreme Court practitioners, speaks SEPT 23 at 6:30pm on Law Campus, Legal Research Center. (Advance Registration required by Sept 18); “An Evening With Poet Marilyn Chin”, Award-winning author and poet speaks on SEPT 29, 7pm in Agnes Flanagan Chapel. “Remedios: Healing in the Latino Community”. Artist and healer Eva Castellanoz discusses her work as a curandera, a Mexican traditional healer and how traditional health care can coexist with Western medical and mental health models. *Advance registration required, SEPT 30, 7-9pm in Graduate Campus, South Chapel. For more information: go.lclark.edu/events/calendar

**9-8-14–SWING STREET DANCING FRIENDS has upcoming dances!  WEDNESDAY, SEPT 20 come to the Ballroom Dance at the Pioneer Community Center in OREGON CITY from 12:45-3pm; FRIDAY, SEPT 26 dance to the Live Swing Band at Columbus Hall in SALEM. For information on Location and more go to:  http://www.swingst.com or call (503)769-5598.

 

 

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