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

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

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

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ElderAudience was inspired by the need for one central place in the Portland, Oregon area for senior living facilities to find the myriad talented people and exciting places available to serve a senior audience.

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**5-25-15–”[CHUCK PAR-DUE] stole the show and the hearts of our residents with his Frank Sinatra program…” wrote Corbin at Farmington Square in Beaverton. CHUCK sings (Sinatra style) and plays trumpet (Harry James style), bringing back the Golden Age of the Big Bands. He has gotten numerous tremendous reviews for his Sinatra tribute performances all across America–He has even played for three US presidents! Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/chuck-par-due-singer-and-trumpet/

**5-25-15–“RELIVING RADIO” PRESENTER DICK KARMAN says “Any day is a Radio day!” He is well loved for his programs about old time radio–they include a collection of antique radios, clips of old radio drama, comedy, news, etc., along with sheets of radio “trivia”. Projected images of the radio performers and other memories of the time accompany the audio to bring back the magic of a bygone era. Invite DICK KARMAN to bring “Reliving Radio-The Way Radio Was”  to you. He TRAVELS WIDELY and gets marvelous reviews! http://www.elderaudience.com/reliving-radio-with-dick-karman/

**5-25-15–Book a MAGICIAN!  http://www.elderaudience.com/category/magicians/

**5-25-15–As a young woman, Author ANGELICA “ANGEL” PILATO was the 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-angelpilato/

**5-25-15–“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!” These are the words of JOHN CANNON, a singer of “SMOOTH COUNTRY BLUES”–WONDERFUL CLASSIC country songs. He accompanies himself on rhythm guitar and has background pre-recorded instrumentals. JOHN gets many truly splendid reviews, and he travels!  http://www.elderaudience.com/smooth-country-blues-with-john-cannon/

**5-25-15–Invite KEIKO TWISS to introduce you to the beautiful, soothing sounds of the KOTO–a traditional Japanese instrument. She enjoys playing a variety of music as well as chatting with listeners about the instrument and its history! Read about KEIKO TWISS: http://www.elderaudience.com/keiko-twiss-on-koto/

**5-25-15–Actress and ONE-WOMAN SHOW performer CYNTHIA SCHWELL has a special adaptation of her program for MEMORY CARE audiences! Her show “Family Stories & other Guests” features audience interaction, storytelling and humor. Be sure to check out CYNTHIA‘s lovely reviews at her listing and then contact her. CYNTHIA SCHWELL
http://www.elderaudience.com/cynthia-schwell/

**5-25-15–LONNIE WIIG has shared memories of the Civil Rights era struggles with many audiences. 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 longtime member of Toastmasters for Speaking Professionals) who engages audiences and has gotten some great reviews. Read more about him: http://www.elderaudience.com/lonnie-wiig-presenter/

**5-25-15–Have you read about BENNIE (Pat) PATRIDGE? He began his singing career in the 1940’s as a child in California, where he appeared in movies, then 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/

**5-25-15–Like FIDDLE AND GUITAR Duos? 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. Be sure to click on some of the great music samples at ROBERT RICHTER DUO‘s listing! http://www.elderaudience.com/robert-richter-duo/

**5-25-15–PIANIST and former Long Term Care Administrator MONTE WATTERS earns effusive words of praise, such as these from Corbin at Farmington Square:  “…If you haven’t had the privilege of having MONTE WATTERS play at your facility, then you are MISSING OUT!!!…” MONTE travels WIDELY and is also great for Memory Care settings. http://www.elderaudience.com/monte-watters-pianist/

**5-25-15–Some SENIOR FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS to check out…
STONE CLIFF INN http://www.elderaudience.com/the-stone-cliff-inn-oregon-city/ SALTY’S ON THE COLUMBIA http://www.elderaudience.com/saltys-on-the-columbia/ REEDVILLE CAFE in Hillsboro http://www.elderaudience.com/reedville-cafe/

**5-25-15–I always smile when I say the name of this group…the PICKLED PEPPERS KITCHEN BAND is a group of 5 professional women who sing and play guitar, banjo, ukulele, washboard, washtub and percussions! You’ll hear 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/

**5-25-15–FREE DAYTIME CONCERT! Support young musicians in our community and enjoy a FREE concert by the BRAVO Youth Orchestra on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3 at 11 am, at the 5th Avenue Cinema, 510 SW Hall st in Portland (on PSU campus). “BRAVO transforms the lives of underserved youth through intensive classical music instruction emphasizing collaboration, promoting self-confidence, and creating a community where children thrive.” More information at http://oregonbravo.org/

**5-25-15–FREE Jazz! Attend this concert celebrating PSU Jazz Director of Jazz Studies Charley Gray, featuring Portland State University Jazz Ensemble, PSU Alumni Special Guests, and the Portland Jazz Orchestra. WHEN: Monday, June 1 at 7:30pm WHERE: Lincoln Performance Hall, 1620 SW Park ave (Room 175) in Portland. FREE and open to the public

**5-25-15–WE HAVE A WINNER! The lucky winner of 2 free tickets to SANDY ACTORS THEATRE comedy “Suite Surrender” is Maril Rueck, Activity Coordinator at The Heights at Columbia Knoll. The play should be really fun, so I encourage you to try to see it! Synopsis: “It’s 1942 and the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel is under siege as two of Hollywood’s biggest divas vie for the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and one pampered little lap dog round out this fall-down-laughing riot of a comedy. An all-out love note to those wonderful farces of the 30’s and 40’s.” SUITE SURRENDER runs June 5-28, FRIDAY AND SATURDAYS at 7:30pm and SUNDAYS at 3pm. Senior Tickets $12. Location: 39181 Pioneer Blvd in Sandy (behind the Ace Hardware) Venue Fully Accessible, and Hearing Assisted Devices are available! Reservations recommended. (503)668-6834 http://www.sandyactorstheatre.org

**5-25-15–Folk Music presenter MIKE SANDS has a special program of Railroad Songs. He gets suberb reviews: “…it was incredible. In addition to being well paced and musically rich, Mike brings a degree of scholarship and passion to the performance that ought to reach as wide an audience as can possibly find him. His program engages an audience on so many levels. History, Popular Culture, Music, Community. He held us all for the entire performance. I wish it had been longer.” “…well-organized, informative, and entertaining. He presents songs that feature human aspects of U.S. railroad history, from the Irish and Chinese who worked as laborers to famous railroad figures” “…I would recommend Mr. Sands’ programs to anyone desiring an educational and entertaining program.” Read more about MIKE SANDS and invite him to entertain! http://www.elderaudience.com/mike-sands-folk-music-specialist/

**5-24-15–The charming and friendly MARKETPLACE AT RAINDANCE RANCH is a “unique country shopping experience” that gets lovely reviews! In addition to local food, art, gifts, holiday items and llama yarn, they provide a covered picnic area. And their friendly LLAMAS are always ready to be fed! Wheelchair and Walker accessible, too.
http://www.elderaudience.com/rain-dance-marketplace-in-newberg/

**5-24-15–REMINDER!  Swing to the Golden Age of Big Band Sounds with 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/

**5-24-15–Are you going to this FREE event? PORTLAND WIND SYMPHONY’S next concert is SUNDAY, JUNE 7 at 3pm. Location: Lincoln Concert Hall at PSU, 1620 SW Park ave in Portland. PORTLAND WIND SYMPHONY is a 45 piece group of brass, winds and percussion performing traditional and contemporary wind ensemble compositions. This last concert of the season will be under the baton of guest conductor Dr.Christopher Chapman, Director of Bands for the Oregon State University Department of Music. The progam includes music by Arturo Marquez, Aaron Perrine, John Philip Sousa, Gustav Holst and others. http://www.elderaudience.com/portland-wind-symphony/

**5-24-15–You can’t help but feel good when listening to these samples by BODACIOUS, a lively group with roots in Blues, Rock & Roll, and Zydeco-Cajun-Irish-German music: http://bodaciouslive.com/albums.php  Their core trio includes a guitar, piano, WASHBOARD,  accordion and vocals. Invite BODACIOUS to entertain you! They TRAVEL! Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/bodacious/

**5-24-15–Have you eaten at The HIGHCLIFFE PUB and Eatery in Oregon City? In addition to serving delicious lunches and dinners (with marvelous desserts), they have a Happy Hour and ALSO a fun “Trivia Night” every Tuesday at 7pm! **PRINT OUT** HIGHCLIFFE’S ELDERAUDIENCE LISTING PAGE and present to your server for 15% off your meal! http://www.elderaudience.com/the-highcliffe-oregon-city/

**5-24-15–If you love first-rate LIVE THEATRE…Sign Up to be An Artists Rep Flasher! ARTISTS REPERTORY THEATRE in Portland usually offers a couple of performances within each show’s run for $10 “FLASHER” seats to those who are on their Flasher email list. These are tremendous savings! To get on that list, email Artists Rep’s Box Office at boxoffice@artistsrep.org and write “Flasher sign up” in the subject line. That’s all there is to it! Learn more about Artists Repertory Theatre: http://www.artistsrep.org/

**5-21-15–YOU ARE INVITED to a FREE EVENT…“Keeping Seniors Safer”, a Panel Discussion on: Scams, ID Theft and more; Veteran’s Benefits; Elder Law; Power of Attorneys; and Advanced Directives, on THURSDAY, MAY 28 from 6-7:30pm at The Springs at Sherwood. Q&A following guest speakers. Light refreshments! Location: The Springs at Sherwood, 15677 SW Oregon St on Sherwood. Please call (503)625-9481 to save a seat.

**5-17-15–Prepare to be wowed…Check out this sample of the song “When He Speaks” from 1SPIRIT GOSPEL TRIO: http://youtu.be/e_1wAyNwxSQ 1SPIRIT earns praise wherever they go. They travel WIDELY! http://www.elderaudience.com/1spirit-southern-gospel-music/

**5-17-15–Bring in CHIHUAHUA DESERT for lively Fiesta and traditional Country Western Music! Tremendous reviews, and they travel widely, too!  http://www.elderaudience.com/chihuahua-desert/

**5-17-15–Visit the WORLD FORESTRY CENTER“It will Change the Way You Look at Trees!” Located in Washington Park, the World Forestry Center and its DISCOVERY MUSEUM offer 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-forestrycenter/

**5-17-15–Are you a fan of BRAZILIAN or CLASSICAL GUITAR? ALLEN MATHEWS is a well regarded 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. Learn more about ALLEN MATHEWS  http://www.elderaudience.com/allen-mathews-classical-guitarist/

**5-17-15 “MUSIC MAN” BRUCE UNDERWOOD was called a “One man party” by Julie K. at Providence ElderPlace! BRUCE is 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 Portland and Mid-Willamette Valley. BRUCE *also* plays a very new instrument called the Handpan, which has been in existence for under twenty years. Be sure to check out titles (just a sampling) of familiar songs that are in BRUCE’s repertoire. http://www.elderaudience.com/music-man-bruce-underwood/

**5-17-15–Are you familiar with SUSAN PATTERSON? She is is a published POET who reads her poetry (“thoughtful, uplifting and easy to understand”) and gives talks on the HISTORY AND BREWING OF TEA. SUSAN is a weekly guest on a podcast-radio show from England. Read the lovely comments on her work, and then invite SUSAN PATTERSON to your next TEATIME!  http://www.elderaudience.com/susan-patterson/

**5-17-15–If you are in Washington County or on Portland’s West side, I urge you to check out JOE SZABO, “The Accordion Man”. JOE 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! Read about JOE, and see his video sample:
http://www.elderaudience.com/joe-the-accordion-man/

**5-17-15–Former KGON and KISN Radio DJ CHAD HAMILTON can be your Emcee or DJ for a dance, anniversary party or other events! He enjoys interacting with the audience and will present music suited to your theme. Jessie F. at Marquis Centennial wrote: “I would highly recommend him to DJ your parties!” Learn more about CHAD HAMILTON
http://www.elderaudience.com/chad-hamilton-dj-and-emcee/

**5-17-15–Passing along news of yet another superb testimonial for recently listed Certified Music Therapist LISA PETERSON…Former co-worker Linda M. wrote in part: …She has an energetic personality that attracts the listener to join her in music. She has an infectious smile, a warm heart, boundless energy, and is filled with positive vibes!…” Read LISA PETERSON’s listing to learn what all the praise is about: http://www.elderaudience.com/connections-music-therapy-lisa-peterson/

**5-17-15–REMINDER!  Attend the OREGON PRO ARTE‘s next chamber music concert on SATURDAY, MAY 30 at 7:30pm, at the Chapel at Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst, 17400 Holy Names Drive, in Lake Oswego. The program includes works by Verdi and Schumann as well as a world premiere of a composition by Erik Schmauss. Senior Tickets $10 http://oregonproarte.org/tickets/  

**5-17-15–IRILLA SWANSON gets lovely reviews for the art classes she offers at senior facilities. She leads “WATERCOLOR PAINTING, FUN & EASY” in Portland/Vancouver areas as well as Woodburn and McMinnville. She wants you to know that she makes the classes FUN, RELAXING, and ENERGIZING, and that they are for ALL levels of painters. Learn more about IRILLA SWANSON: http://www.elderaudience.com/art-classes-irilla-swanson/

**5-17-15–SOON! 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/

**5-17-15–Author, Filmmaker and Speaker SIG UNANDER has a new presentation on “The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906″ (The story of the only major city destroyed by earthquake and fire). He uses compelling archival photographs taken during and after the disaster and dramatic narratives of firefighters and soldiers who battled the fires, and ordinary citizens who lived through it. Thie program is about one hour and includes a Q & A session. Invite SIG UNANDER to give this presentation, or the others mentioned in his listing.  http://www.elderaudience.com/sig-unander-speaker/

**5-17-15–DAVID RUTIEZER is certified in geriatric wellness, and offers an interactive, music-filled one man VARIETY SHOW*different every month*–It is well suited to MEMORY CARE settings. Read more about DAVID RUTIEZER: http://www.elderaudience.com/the-david-show/

**5-17-15–Pleased announce another season of FREE NOONTIME “BROWN BAG” LUNCHTIME entertainment–Portland’5 offers a series of FREE events. Next up is an outdoor concert of the ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY BAND on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3 at NOON, at SW Main st and SW Park in Portland. Check out the whole schedule of FREE events here: http://www.elderaudience.com/portland5-noontime-showcase/

**5-17-15-Interesting and different! PAMMIE PAYNE is a longtime Veterinary Technician who shares her various exotic creatures with you! PAMinals VISITING ANIMALS program includes 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/

**5-17-15–BELTAINE brings you IRISH, SCOTTISH and traditional American Folk Music–This group plays HAMMERED DULCIMERS, guitar, accordion,flute and other instruments, and they do Singalong tunes too! BELTAINE offers a Duo to Quintet based on your budget and theme. One reviewer wrote: “What a treat! Their music is refreshing, fun and engaging. You can’t help but tap your toes and clap your hands!” BELTAINE travels WIDELY. Read more: http://www.elderaudience.com/hammered-dulcimers-with-beltaine/

**5-17-15–When was the last time you asked The SKYLARK TAPPERS to perform? This adult tap company has a repertoire of both classic and contemporary styles–Musical Theatre,Traditional tap, Big Band, African, Swing, and Comedy pieces. Available EVES and WEEKENDS only. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/the-skylark-tappers/

**5-17-15–It doesn’t get any more convenient than this…Personal Trainer BELINDA BALOGH brings her fitness programs TO YOU! She specializes in exercise for mature bodies, of any age. BALANCE 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.  Give her a try!   http://www.elderaudience.com/boomer-fitnesssolutions-belinda-balogh/

**5-17-15–Invite the BENNION FAMILY SINGERS to perform! They sing a capella harmonies from Disney, Broadway, Hymns, and Barbershop tunes. NO CHARGE–THEY ARE VOLUNTEERS! Read about them and listen to a sample. http://www.elderaudience.com/bennionfamily-singers/

**5-17-15–Everything’s coming up…strawberries! Plan to attend OLD AURORA COLONY MUSEUM’S Aurora Colony Historical Society STRAWBERRY SOCIAL on SUNDAY, JUNE 28 from Noon to 4pm. Yummy strawberry desserts, live bands, new museum exhibits, quilting and spinning demonstrations! Senior admission $9. The Museum is located at 15018 Second St NE, in Aurora, 30 minutes south of Portland. Visit the Museum Tuesday-Saturday 11 am-4pm and Sunday noon-4; More info: http://www.elderaudience.com/old-aurora-colony-museum/

**5-17-15–The folks at TWO RIVERS HERITAGE MUSEUM in Washougal (1/2 hour from Portland) want you to know about two upcoming fun events: PLANT FAIR on Sunday, June 7th from 10am to 4pm, and HERITAGE DAY AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL on Saturday, September 19th from 11:30 to 5pm. If you can’t make it to these, be sure to plan a visit to this fascinating place highlighting the history of pioneering families in East Clark County–antiques, memorabilia, histoirc photgraphs, old buggy, blacksmith display and more…Senior admission to museum is only $2. Guided tours can be arranged too! http://www.elderaudience.com/two-rivers-heritage-museum/

**5-11-15–GARY ROBERTS is a Folk and Rock musician who spent many years playing clubs in Chicago. He sings and plays acoustic guitar along with pre-recorded band and orchestral tracks. Hear Classic Standards and Country music, in addition to Folk and Rock, including songs made famous by SINATRA, ELVIS PRESLEY, TONY BENNETT, RAY CHARLES, JOHNNY CASH, THE BEATLES, PETER,PAUL & MARY, and others. GARY says “My goal is audience involvement; everyone has a ball!” Be sure to check out some of the song titles in his listing. GARY ROBERTS travels throughout the Portland and Vancouver and the Mid-Willamette Valley area. http://www.elderaudience.com/the-gary-roberts-show/

**5-11-15–There no such thing as too much laughter…CERTIFIED LAUGHTER YOGA LEADER LAURA LOU PAPE-MCCARTHY brings LAUGHTER YOGA sessions to senior facilities. 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 *also* teaches Tai Chi Basics and Chair Yoga! Be sure to read her great testimonials. http://www.elderaudience.com/laughter-yoga-tai-chi-laura-lou/

**5-11-15–What a great service! 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, very affordable service!  http://www.elderaudience.com/mobile-dental-cleanings/

**5-11-15–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/

**5-11-15—-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/

**5-11-15–One Woman Show entertainer BETTE LONGDEN performs her “PROPS, PROPERLY DONE”, a collection of skits and stories, with audience interaction and humor, at senior facilities. She recently won second place in a local standup comedy competition! Invite her for a program. http://www.elderaudience.com/bette-longden-variety-show/

**5-11-15–ARTISTS REPERTORY THEATRE presents the comedy THE LIAR, about which the Wall Street Journal wrote: “I laughed so hard that I was sore the next day…Mr. Ives has come up with a play in which the laughs flow freely and joyously.” WHEN: MAY 26-JUNE 21 WHERE: Artists Rep Alder Stage, 1516 SW Alder in Portland. **PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN first preview performance TUESDAY MAY 26 at 7:30pm! ALSO, SPECIAL ELDERAUDIENCE DISCOUNT on an 11 am matinee show on Wednesday, June 10 **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

**5-11-15–Check out this music sample for the TRUMPET AND PIANO DUO called SWING SENSATION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H00js_k2H10 They perform tunes from the Great American Songbook, Big Band sound, Standards, 50’s & 60’s, Jazz, a little Country and Theme Parties (Mardi Gras, Valentine, Irish tunes, Broadway, BB-Q’s, Holidays, and Birthday Parties). SWING SENSATION is available weekdays after 3:30, evenings and weekends. http://www.elderaudience.com/swing-sensation-trumpet-and-piano-duo/

**5-11-15–Listen to this sample from the FLUTE and HARP DUO called CELTIC TRILL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIkyDZu4VJs&sns=em Be sure to read their stellar reviews, too! Invite CELTIC TRILL to play at your facility or event in Portland/Vancouver area  as well as Newberg, Mt. Angel and Troutdale. http://www.elderaudience.com/celtic-trill-flute-and-harp-duo/

**5-11-15–CHERYL SIMMERMAN gets fantastic reviews for her programs. She SINGS (check out her truly lovely voice in her samples), plays FLUTE, and she’ll bring her KARAOKE machine with her if you like! Her range includes OLDIES, SINGALONGS and SACRED music. Learn more about CHERYL SIMMERMAN http://www.elderaudience.com/cherylls-sing-alongs-and-more/ 

**5-11-15–THE PORTLAND TAP CONNECTION brings “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 tap dance 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-tapconnection/

**5-11-15–ACCORDIONIST ELIZABETH WISLER‘s has an amazing array of musical 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. Be sure to click on some of the many musical samples at her listing. ELIZABETH WISLER travels WIDELY! http://www.elderaudience.com/elizabeth-wisler-music-around-the-world/

**5-11-15–THE ACTIVITY CONNECTION.COM reminds you they offer subscribers as many as 10 new SLIDE PRESENTATIONS every month, designed to be watched on wide screen tv’s–everything from short stories for people with dementia, to Discuss & Recall activities, to inside looks at “Stars of the Month”. Learn more: http://www.activityconnection.com/

**5-11-15–OREGON OLD TIME FIDDLERS bring you toe tappin’ fiddle music, 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/

**5-11-15–Are you familiar with “POP MUSIC HISTORIAN AND DJ” JIM PRITCHARD? He shares 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/

**5-11-15–YOU ARE INVITED…to Marjorie Stewart Community Senior Center in Sherwood for WEDNESDAY DANCES, every Wednesday from 1:30-3:30 at 21907 SW Sherwood Blvd in Sherwood.  Live music by Easy Street Band. Enjoy coffee/tea and light snacks! Admission $5. More info from Thressa Caulkins at (503)625-5644 

**5-11-15–Just received a super review about GREAT HOUSE OF MUSIC–(Helena and Mark Greathouse) from Holly at Country Meadows Village in Woodburn. She wrote: “Great House of Music came to my facility today and were very entertaining! My residents LOVED Helena’s outfit changes and especially loved when she explained the history behind her first traditional outfit. Their use of props was refreshing and welcome–not many entertainers take the time to incorporate fun props anymore! They are a very cute couple and fun to watch!” Invite GREAT HOUSE OF MUSIC to your facility: http://www.elderaudience.com/great-house-of-music/

**5-10-15–PORTLAND CENTER STAGE presents “THE LION”, Winner of London’s prestigious Off-West-End Award for “Best New Musical” and a 2015 Theatre World Award. The Lion is a powerful true story of love, loss, family loyalty and the redemptive power of music. Hailed as “the best new musical” by The Huffington Post and “absolutely the best original musical of the year” by London’s The Stage, writer/performer Benjamin Scheuer (winner of the ASCAP Cole Porter Award for songwriting) shares his gripping coming-of-age tale. WHERE: Portland Center Stage, Gerding Theatre at the Armory, Ellyn Bye Stage. 128 NW Eleventh ave in Portland. WHEN: now through June 14. General Performance Times: Evenings: Tuesday – Sunday at 7:30 p.m.; MATINEES: Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m.; Thursdays at NOON. http://www.pcs.org/lion/ ***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

**5-10-15–Here’s the lineup for the SATURDAY, JUNE 13 Emerald Valley Opry show: Little Sisters (Old Country& Gospel); Horse Crazy (Cowgirl Band); Big Mountain Country (Traditional Country);XtraMile (Country Rock Duo);and Tatiamo (Folk). Houseband at 5:15, with concert 6-9:30pm. Senior admission $5. Location: Powers Auditorium at Willamette High School, 1801 Echo Hollow Rd. in Eugene. More info: (541)688-0937 http://www.emeraldvalleyopry.com 

**5-4-15–THIS N’ THAT…Learn about Author ANGEL PILATO of “ANGEL’S TRUCK STOP” http://www.elderaudience.com/angelica-angel-pilato/ ; “GENTLEMAN SCIENTIST” DR. ROY TORLEY http://www.elderaudience.com/roy-torley-gentleman-scientist/ ; SPARKY ROBERTS OF SPARKY SHOWS http://www.elderaudience.com/judith-sparky-roberts-sparkyshows/ ; and the FIDDLE/VIOLIN category http://www.elderaudience.com/category/fiddle-2/

**5-4-15–Have you heard one of RICHARD THOMPSON‘s  “TROLLEY TALKS“?  He gives fascinating illustrated presentations on PORTLAND  STREETCARS History. He gets great testimonials for these programs and he is available in the Portland/Vancouver area as well as Mid-Willamette Valley. Read about him: http://www.elderaudience.com/trolley-talks-with-richard-thompson/

**5-4-15–Take a trip to Europe without leaving home!  MARY KNIGHT give “Armchair” travel presentations with colorful slides, along with 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/

**5-4-15–Pleased to announce that MEDLEY TEA & CAFE now has a prominent “click-through” sidebar Ad on the right side of each page of ElderAudience. (The ad shows a mouth-watering plate of tea foods!) Plan an outing at MEDLEY for breakfast, lunch or special afternoon tea at this totally charming cafe in SW Portland’s Multnomah Village. Everything at Medley is one-of-a-kind. Each teapot, each tea cup, and each tea cozy is unique. Pick your own teapot and cup when you order; All of the tea cups and pots on display on the china cabinets are for sale, too! Be sure to print out the discount offer at MEDLEY’S listing http://www.elderaudience.com/medley-tea-cafe/

**5-4-15–Take a Sentimental Journey–with MEG GRAF! She plays multiple instruments, including Celtic Harp, Piano, and Accordion. Multiple styles; Solo or can team up with other musicians; Bedside Celtic harp music…Based in Eugene, but she does travel! Peter M. at Cascade Manor in Eugene calls MEG GRAF “a true diamond who will go out of her way to make the seniors happy…classical piano, ragtime, or anything in between…” Be sure to click on MEG‘S delightful music samples at her listing and invite her to perform: http://www.elderaudience.com/meg-graf/ 

**5-4-15–Here are just a few of the interesting upcoming FREE events sponsored by Oregon City Public Library… WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17 at 11 am enjoy “SERIOUS FUNNY JUGGLING WITH CURTIS CARLYLE” at Pioneer Community Center, 615 5th st in Oregon City; WEDNESDAY, JULY 15 at 11 am see the BORDER COLLIES INTERNATONAL K-9 TEAM at Pioneer Community Center, 615 5th st in Oregon City. More info on these and other events sponsored by Oregon City Public Library at http://www.orcity.org/calendar?category=All&department=19 

**5-4-15–Learn why Maril at The Heights at Columbia Knoll wrote about RAY AND REBECCA HARDIMAN: “Wow – what talented musicians!…Can hardly wait to have them back!” Check out some of their samples:  http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/rebeccahardiman1  REBECCA is a Jazz Vocalist who performs favorite jazz standards–reminiscent of Ella Fitzgerald and the 1940’s era, accompanied by her husband Ray on piano! They also perform Christian music, as well as music for HOLIDAYS, and they travel! Invite REBECCA AND RAY HARDIMAN to entertain you: http://www.elderaudience.com/ray-rebecca-hardiman-favorite-jazz-standards/

**5-4-15–Are you familiar with the listings in these categories? SACRED-HYMN-GOSPEL MUSIC http://www.elderaudience.com/category/sacred-hymn-gospel-music/
MAGICIANS http://www.elderaudience.com/category/magicians/
SPEAKERS http://www.elderaudience.com/category/speaker-miscellaneous/
STORYTELLERS http://www.elderaudience.com/category/storytellers/
SENIOR FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS http://www.elderaudience.com/category/senior-friendly-restaurants/
CONTACT ON SHORT NOTICE-OK http://www.elderaudience.com/category/contact-on-short-notice-ok/ 

**5-4-15–Belly Dance and Yoga instructor BONNY CHIPMAN wants you to know about a special “ADAPTIVE AND INCLUSIVE” DANCE WORKSHOP she has coming up on SUNDAY, AUGUST 9 from 3:30-5:30 pm. Suggest Donation of $25. All levels, ages, genders, body types and abilities (including those with physical disabilities and/or emotional or cognitive challenges) are welcome and encouraged to participate! **Caregiver may accompany participants free of charge. Location: Artists Repertory Theatre, 15415 SW Morrison in Portland. More Info from Bonny Chipman at
(503)334-8461 or bonny.dancingyogini@gmail.com ALSO invite BONNY to bring her classes for seniors in Belly Dance, Gentle Yoga, and Meditation to YOUR facility! http://www.elderaudience.com/bonny-chipman-wellness/ 

**5-4-15–Words of Praise for the YOURS & OURS TRIO from Kathleen M. at Prestige Senior Living Beaverton Hills…“Thank you all for the fabulous show here at Prestige last Friday! The residents raved about your music and urged us to schedule you for another performance.” Learn about YOURS & OURS TRIO and book them to entertain you: http://www.elderaudience.com/yours-and-ours-trio/

**5-4-15–HELENA & MARK GREATHOUSE of Great House of Music present their DANCE and ACCORDION CABARET show of original songs and humorous stories about Czech-American relationships, “You Do Speak English, Don’t You?”, on FRIDAY, JUNE 19 and SATURDAY, JUNE 20 both at 8pm. Location: Twilight Theater Co., 7515 N Brandon Ave (at N. Lombard). Note: Theatre is not wheelchair accessible. Tickets $12 at (503)847-9838 or twilighttheatercompany@gmail.com OR, invite GREAT HOUSE OF MUSIC to bring their program to YOUR facility http://www.elderaudience.com/great-house-of-music/   

**4-27-15––BARBARA CECIL’s performances of 50’s, 60’s and Country Music earn her *stupendous reviews*–she sings 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/  

**4-27-15–Do you like Polkas,German,Irish, Italian and French tunes? HALDEMAN’S OOM-PAH BOYS is a 3 piece band (Clarinet, Tuba, and Accordion) who arrive in Full Costume to play German “Oom-Pah” music, along with 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/

**4-27-15–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. Learn about them! http://www.elderaudience.com/seymour-baker-band/

**4-27-15–Are you familiar with LEGACY LETTERS and WISDOM WILLS? Author and Grief Counselor LINDA ROSS SWANSON offers FREE talks on these topics (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/

**4-27-15–KEIKO MATSUO plays the LEVER HARP, also known as the Celtic Harp.Think of her when you’d like some soothing mealtime music or pleasant background music for other events! 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. KEIKO also plays for HOLIDAYS–plus, she can team up with a FLUTIST. She TRAVELS too! http://www.elderaudience.com/keiko-matsuo-lever-harp/

**4-27-15–Invite DAVE SUING to give one of his highly praised presentations on theHISTORY 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/

**4-27-15–GREG GARRISON gets great reviews for his programs at senior facilities. One activity director wrote “…His personality and sense of humor are part of his charm…”GREG sings and play the guitar, in the styles of COUNTRY & WESTERN, BLUES, old FOLK CLASSICS, and more. He can stroll through the room or stay put, adds background vocal and instrumental accompaniment to produce a fuller sound, AND he takes requests! Be sure to check out his music samples at his listing, then contact him for a programhttp://www.elderaudience.com/greg-garrison-singersongwriter/

**4-27-15–Do you have dances or special parties in your future? Check out the CARROLL RAAUM SWING ORCHESTRA! This 18-piece Big Band, which plays the best of Big-Band music from the 20’s to today can TAILOR THEIR BAND (size and instruments) to your needs and event. They have affordable rates, and they get positive reviews. Listen to a sample: http://www.portlandbigband.com/repertoire.html More info about CARROLL RAAUM SWING ORCHESTRA: http://www.elderaudience.com/carroll-raaum-swing-orchestra/ 

 

 

 

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