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!


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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**10-8-15–How many musicians do you know who play a live CALLIOPE? You know, that instrument that is “As American as Baseball and Apple Pie”MATT NEILL will bring his LIVE CALLLIOPE ENTERTAINMENT to your facility or event, with music from the era of showboats and the circus, through the 1950’s! (He also plays piano and organ) Read more about him: http://www.elderaudience.com/live-calliope-matt-neill/

**10-8-15–As you plan Parties and Dances for Holidays, Reunions and other occasions, think of asking DJ CHAD HAMILTON to Emcee. He is a former Radio DJ for stations KGON and KISN and local night clubs with a HUGE repertoire that includes Oldies, Country and Top 40 tunes. CHAD provides his own lighting and sound equipment–can work with any theme–and he TRAVELS! Jessie F. from Marquis Centennial wrote “…The music was spot on for our theme and he really interacted with the audience, which was a mix of all ages! I would highly recommend him to DJ your parties!” Read more about CHAD HAMILTON: http://www.elderaudience.com/chad-hamilton-dj-and-emcee/

**10-5-15–Has STANDARD TIME JAZZ DUO entertained you? A resident at Irvington Village ElderPlace remarked about them: “…This is definitely a winning combo.” Professional Vocalists Judy Malings & Brian Hart (who also plays piano) have a HUGE repertoire of familiar songs from the 30’s to today that they perform in a “classy and elegant jazz” style. They bring their own high quality sound system too. See the long list of song titles at their listing, and listen to some wonderful song samples at their own website: http://www.elderaudience.com/standard-time-jazz-duo/

**10-5-15–Are you following the recent news from  the ACTIVITYCONNECTION.COM resource for activities professionals http://www.activityconnection.com ? In addition to their Halloween-based games and crafts instructions, right now they are also offering a FREE membership for their paid subscribers to the “Touch & Tell” app that helps seniors and families create narrated family photo albums. http://www.activityconnection.com/touch-tell-intro/ It’s the only computer and mobile app in the world to let you and your residents take a photo, touch it to add narration, and collaborate with friends and family to create beautiful stories. Learn more at ACTIVITYCONNECTION.COM http://www.activityconnection.com

**10-4-15–He gets the highest praise! Pianist MONTE WATTERS is a former long term care administrator who travels WIDELY, entertaining at many senior facilities, including Memory Care settings. One reviewer wrote: “…If you haven’t had the privilege of having MONTE WATTERS play at your facility, then you are MISSING OUT!!!…” Read more about MONTE WATTERS and invite him to play for you. http://www.elderaudience.com/monte-watters-pianist/

**10-4-15–IRILLA SWANSON is a longtime artist and teacher who offers “WATERCOLOR PAINTING, FUN & EASY” classes at senior facilities in the Portland/Vancouver area as well as in Woodburn and McMinnville. Read about her: http://www.elderaudience.com/art-classes-irilla-swanson/

**10-4-15–Have you dined at THE STONECLIFF INN in Oregon City? It is a really beautiful restaurant in a stunning setting “Nestled amid the old growth, in a backdrop of cliffs and huge basalt boulders”, and serves excellent Northwest inspired cuisine for lunch and dinner. Check it out and plan an outing for a meal there! Did you know that THE STONECLIFF INN was a featured backdrop for the movie “Twilight”? Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/the-stone-cliff-inn-oregon-city/

**10-4-15–JUDITH “SPARKY” ROBERTS has one of the more unusual offerings on ElderAudience. She presents SPARKY SHOWS, variety programs that can include novelty acts, puppets, poetry, songs and monologues. In addition, this longtime actor, director and teacher coordinates IMROV PLAYSHOPS (with “no lines to remember, just spontaneous fun!”) and BEHIND THE MASK talks about Shakespeare or aspects of Theatre. **Fun fact: JUDITH’s unique foot-puppet act was performed on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and featured in international magazines, in books, and in Ripley’s Believe-It-Or-Not! JUDITH “SPARKY” ROBERTS is based in Eugene but will consider traveling. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/judith-sparky-roberts-sparkyshows/

**10-4-15–Come to a fun STORYTELLING EVENT called “WHAT WAS THAT?”, an evening of Humorous Tales, featuring active storytellers from Portland Storytellers Guild, on SAT NOV 14 from 7:30-9:30pm at Portland’s Hipbone Studio, 1847 E. Burnside. Purchase tickets online for $10 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2293853 or at the door for $12. More information: http://www.portlandstorytellers.org/

**10-4-15–A few FREE DAYTIME music events you may want to attend this fall at Portland State University’s Lincoln Performance Hall (room 75), 1620 SW Park ave : ADAM LaMOTTE, violinist, conductor and early music specialist plays in recital on THURSDAY, OCT 22 at NOON; ETHAN SPERRY AND THE PSU CHOIR PERFORM on THURSDAY, NOV 5 at NOON; SARAH KWAK (violin),NANCY IVES (cello) & SUSAN CHAN (piano) perform on THURSDAY, NOV 12 at NOON; OREGON GUITAR QUARTET plays on THURSDAY, NOV 19 at NOON; and Attend OPERA SCENES on THURSDAY, DEC 3 at NOON. More info: http://music.pdx.edu/calendar/

**10-4-15–As a child in the 1940’s he began his career as a singer, and even appeared in movies; later he performed with the great County Basie’s Band and regularly appeared at the legendary Rad Doll Nightclub…I am referring to BENNIE (Pat) PATRIDGE! 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/

**10-4-15–BAD MOTOR SCOOTER 7.0 is  Rock n’ Roll Band  that plays lots of tunes from the 50’s into the 90’s, including “Pretty Woman”; “Suzie-Q” ;”Sweet Home Alabama”; “Honky Tonk Woman”; and “I Saw Her Standing There.”  Jessica P.,  Activities Director  at Brookdale Fishers Landing wrote...“Our residents raved about your music all day after the benefit on Thursday. Although our crowd is an older and less active crowd then you guys might be used to, they really,really loved your sound. Thank you so much for being part of our event!” Read about BAD MOTOR SCOOTER 7.0 and invite them to entertain. They travel too!  http://www.elderaudience.com/bad-motor-scooter-rock-n-roll-band/

**10-4-15–The WILLAMETTE HERITAGE CENTER in Salem invites you to “stroll through
the history of the Willamette Valley.” The five-acre campus is home to fourteen historic structures. Plan a visit to tour some of the structures, including three of the oldest frame houses still standing in the Pacific Northwest. The Lee House and the Methodist Parsonage were built in 1841 to house members of the Methodist Mission to Oregon (1834-1844). The Boon House was the residence built by Oregon Trail travelers John D. and Martha Hawkins Boon and family in 1847. Today the houses host a variety of exhibits from period rooms to hands-on galleries that look at the lives and livelihoods of Mid-Willamette Valley residents of the past. Make time for TEA or LUNCH at the Mission Mill Café, too! Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/willamette-heritage-center/

**10-4-15–Lovers of IRISH, SCOTTISH AND TRADITIONAL AMERICAN FOLK Music will enjoy the performances of BELTAINE! This group plays HAMMERED DULCIMERS, guitar, accordion, flute and other instruments, PLUS they do Singalong tunes! 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/

**10-4-15–The SKYLARK TAPPERS has a wide-ranging repertoire of TAP DANCE to you, including classic and contemporary styles of 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/

**10-4-15–Some FREE Musical events coming up at Portland’s Lewis & Clark College! Location: 0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd. Parking is FREE on evenings and weekends. SUNDAY, OCT 25 at 7:30pm, attend ORCHESTRA concert at Agnes Flanagan Chapel https://t.e2ma.net/click/az06i/eyy3ng/eyeoec; TUESDAY, OCT 27 at 8pm attend the annual JAMES W. ROGERS CONCERT: RAISING SPIRITS, with Lewis & Clark faculty and student Choirs and Wind Symphony https://t.e2ma.net/click/az06i/eyy3ng/ajgoec Location: Agnes Flanagan Chapel; WEDNESDAY, OCT 28 at 7:30pm, attend FACULTY CHAMBER PLAYERS CONCERT at Agnes Flanagan Chapel https://t.e2ma.net/click/az06i/eyy3ng/qbhoec

**10-4-15–You are invited to “A GHOSTLY GATHERING” of STORIES AND MUSIC with ElderAudience listed storyteller ANNE PENFOUND and Duo Artemesia (singing sisters), on FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, OCT 30 and 31 from 8-10PM, at Portland’s Hipbone Studio, 1847 E. Burnside. “Celebrate Halloween with stories and song that will chill your bones and send tingles up and down your spine.” Tickets are $15 purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com/events/2359037 or $20 at the door (cash or check only) COSTUMES OPTIONAL–a prize for the best costume each night for those who like to dress up for Halloween! OR invite ANNE PENFOUND to bring one of her masterful storytelling programs to YOU: http://www.elderaudience.com/anne-penfound-storytelling-by-word-of-mouth/

**10-4-15–NEW LISTING! Singer Songwriter SHEP GOLD plays acoustic guitar and performs many of his original songs along with some familiar Folk and Pop tunes–some from Gordon Lightfoot and Cat Stevens, as well as the song “Edelweiss” from the musical, The Sound of Music. SHEP is available to travel, and his schedule is flexible. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/shep-gold-singer-songwriter-with-acoustic-guitar/

**10-4-15–FREE AFTERNOON CONCERT! Lovers of classical music will want to attend OREGON SINFONIETTA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA‘s Fall Concert at 3pm on SUNDAY, NOV 1 at Sunnyside Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 10501 SE Market st in Portland. The program features Elgar’s Concerto for Cello in E. and and Sibelius Symphony No. 2 in D. FREE admission, with donations greatly appreciated. More info: http://www.elderaudience.com/the-oregon-sinfonietta-community-orchestra/

**10-4-15–OREGON PRO ARTE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA invites you to its Fall Concert, “Music from the Dark” on SATURDAY, OCT 10 at 7:30pm, in the Kaul Auditorium at Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd in Portland. Program includes music by Mozart, Schubert, Gounod and von Weber. Senior tix $10, available at the door or online atoregonproarte.org  http://www.elderaudience.com/oregon-pro-arte-chamber-orchestra/ 

**10-4-15–See OUR TOWN before the run ends! This play stands the test of time…see Thornton Wilder’s classic drama “Our Town”, presented by PORTLAND CENTER STAGE, GERDING THEATER AT THE ARMORY ! It runs through October 11. Check their listing to learn about a special offer for $10 off per ticket! http://www.elderaudience.com/portland-center-stage-gerding-theater-at-the-armory/  

**10-4-15–More COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS AVAILABLE!! Excited to pass along this generous offer for *Seniors who follow ElderAudience*, from FRIENDS OF CHAMBER MUSIC…A limited number of FREE TICKETS are available to hear the Shanghai Quartet & Wu Man, pipa (traditional Chinese lute) on FRIDAY, OCT 16 at 7:30pm, at Reed College’s Kaul Auditorium, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd in Portland. TO REQUEST TICKETS: Please email pam@elderaudience.com with 1) your name; 2) NUMBER OF TICKETS YOU’D LIKE; 3) a phone number, just in case. **I WILL CONFIRM WITH YOU IF TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE and arrange for you to pick them up at Will Call just prior to the concert. …About the Shanghai Quartet and Wu Man: “Renowned for its passionate musicality, impressive technique and multicultural innovations, the Shanghai Quartet’s elegant style melds the delicacy of Eastern music with the emotional breadth of Western repertoire, allowing it to traverse musical genres including traditional Chinese folk music, masterpieces of Western music and cutting-edge contemporary works. The world’s premier pipa virtuoso, leading ambassador of Chinese music, and “the artist most responsible for bringing the pipa to the Western World” (LA Times), Wu Man has carved out a career which gives this ancient instrument a contemporary role in the music world.” “Brilliantly original and inarguably gorgeous.” The Washington Post   More info  http://focm.org/concerts-events/2015-16-season/shanghai-quartet-with-wu-man-pipa/3142/ 

**10-4-15–Still time to get in on this CONTEST!! Win a FREE ENTERTAINMENT session at your facility or event, by the humorously named BELLOWS & SQUAWK, a duo who sing, play accordion, saxophone and kazoo! You’ll hear their “unique interpretations of neglected gems from the American Songbook, plus Jazz, Swing and humor”.  http://www.elderaudience.com/bellows-squawk/  **This contest is open to seniors and senior facilities in the PORTLAND/VANCOUVER area.** To enter, please send topam@elderaudience.com 1) your name; 2) name of senior facility, if applicable; 3) your location; 4) phone number; and 5)also PLEASE mention BELLOWS & SQUAWK, as I am running a lot of contests and can’t always keep them straight!  DEADLINE: FRIDAY, OCT 9. I will confirm with the winner and connect you to BELLOWS & SQUAWK so you can arrange a mutually agreeable date/time for your free program.

**10-4-15–FREE! Take a “KNOW YOUR CITY” walking TOUR led by A People’s History of Portland, in support of Portland Center Stage’s production of OUR TOWN, on SAT OCT 10 from noon to 1:30, beginning and ending at Gerding Theater at the Armory, 128 NW 11th avenue in Portland. A People’s History of Portland introduces Portland’s immigrant and working class heroes, celebrating our city’s social activists and movements. This tour tells Portland’s story from the point of view of – and in the words of –the Chinese, Japanese, African American, Jewish, and LGBT communities that are often left out of mainstream conversations about Portland. More info:   http://www.pcs.org/blog/item/know-your-city-tours-a-peoples-history-of-portland/

**9-28-15–I’ve always thought this is a super idea…Registered Dental Hygienist JERRI HOLBROOK brings MOBILE DENTAL CLEANING–portable dental unit to your door!! She has 30+ years experience (including with special needs patients and seniors), which she uses to perform regular dental cleaning, tissue restoration and evaluation, oral cancer screening, deep cleaning-soft tissue management and sealants. **JERRI has even travelled to volunteer with her father, an oral surgeon, offering hygiene and dentistry in Third World countries. Learn more about MOBILE DENTAL CLEANING, a private, very affordable service! http://www.elderaudience.com/mobile-dental-cleanings/

**9-28-15–Kristen V., Activities Director at Marquis Tualatin wrote this about MAGICIAN BOB EATON: “…He’s so funny and sweet! His show is very approachable, and works well with both ALF and PAR residents. He is a favorite here, and his rapport with our residents is a rare and wonderful thing.” BOB offers both Stage and Strolling magic shows, and he TRAVELS too. Read about him: http://www.elderaudience.com/bob-eaton-magician/

**9-28-15–Take a few moments to check out this fascinating clip of Folklorist and Troubador “ILLINOIS” DOUG TRACY performing a Civil War era song called “Just Before the Battle Mother” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPdimHSsxh4 The commentary and song give you a nice sample of DOUG‘S knowledge along with his lovely voice (and banjo playing). “ILLINOIS” DOUG TRACY travels WIDELY,too. http://www.elderaudience.com/illinois-doug-tracy/

**9-28-15–Here’s some of what Destiny W. at Van Mall Retirement wrote about BELLY DANCE, YOGA AND MEDITATION LEADER BONNY CHIPMAN: “…Our residents look forward to a class with Bonny and are excited to watch their lives improve from the time spent in her class. I highly recommend that Activities and Program professionals look at adding her to your weekly events.” BONNY is a certified yoga instructor and belly dancer with years of experience in wellness activities with seniors in an assisted living setting. Read more about her FUN and GENTLE activities: http://www.elderaudience.com/bonny-chipman-wellness/

**9-27-15–In case you haven’t had a chance to check out his listing yet, I encourage you to read about recently listed JIM DORMAN, “THE ACOUSTIC PEDESTRIAN”. This former JUGGLER is now a MUSICIAN, COMPOSER, SPEAKER AND WORKSHOP LEADER. He plays several instruments: Acoustic 6 and 12 string guitar;baritone guitar;“harp” guitar; and also the Japanese Koto! JIM calls himself The Acoustic Pedestrian because he’s done a lot of walking since he stopped driving in 1993 due to conditions that have severely affected his his sight, which continues to decline. Learn more about JIM DORMAN and click on the links to his website for some samples. http://www.elderaudience.com/acoustic-pedestrian-jim-dorman/

**9-27-15–Invite the OREGON OLD TIME FIDDLERS to play “the music Grandpa and Grandma used to listen and dance to.”–Lively Toe-Tappin’ fiddle tunes **WHEREVER you are in the Northwest** there are OLD TIME FIDDLERS available to entertain! Contact them for a program at your facility or event: http://www.elderaudience.com/oregon-oldtime-fiddlers/

**9-27-15–“ACCORDION MAN” JOE SZABO 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. JOE performs inCOSTUME to suit the occasion. **He is available to entertain at senior facilities and events in Washington County or Portland’s West side**. JOE also has a SINGING TELEGRAM Service! Learn more about him, and check out his video sample.  http://www.elderaudience.com/joe-the-accordion-man/

**9-27-15–Bring in some cute, furry creatures! THUMPER THERAPY bunnies
(accompanied by Activity Director Tami Ingram) will pay you a visit, for some “warm and fuzzy” cuddling. Read more about THUMPER THERAPY:

**9-27-15–ARTISTS REPERTORY THEATRE is offering reduced “Subscriber” Prices for followers of ElderAudience to attend the WED OCTOBER 21 NOON performance of “CUBA LIBRE”, featuring Music by Tiempo Libre. Location: Portland’5 Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway Ave. “The irresistible rhythms of Cuban music drive this riveting, universal story of a man caught between countries, losses and loves, and his search for freedom. Set in America and Cuba, this timely tale reverberates across politics, ambition and romance with quick-witted dialogue, joy-filled dance and Latin-fusion beats. This Broadway-scale, contemporary musical features the internationally acclaimed, three-time Grammy-nominated band Tiempo Libre with a company of 21 actors, dancers and musicians in a not-to-be-missed theatrical event.” Select “ElderAudience” when purchasing tickets online to get Subscriber price of $45 (normally $56) for the OCT 21 NOON MATINEE. http://tickets.artistsrep.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=5347 

**9-27-15–Attend a FREE concert by PORTLAND WIND SYMPHONY, in its season-opening debut of new conductor, Dr. Chris Chapman from Oregon State University, on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18 at 2pm, in Portland State University’s Lincoln Auditorium, 1620 SW Park Ave. The program features works by Mendelssohn, Persichetti, Maslanka, Boerma, and a work composed by Dr. Chapman for wind band. This event is free to the public, with Donations gratefully accepted. Full program info at www.pcws.org 

**9-27-15–Yet another testimonial just came in for the musical group NEXT OF KIN! Rebekah, Life Enrichment Director at Jennings McCall Retirement wrote: “We just finished up a performance with Next of Kin at our facility. This is the first time we have had them here, and many of our residents really enjoyed their program. One of our residents commented that they were the best entertainers we’ve ever had. So I will continue to hire Next of Kin for sure!…” NEXT OF KIN present a “Feel Good” show of “toe-tapping arrangements of classic Country and Western tunes along with many other favorites from the 20’s to the present, with songs from artists like Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Eddy Arnold, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, and Patsy Cline”. Learn more about NEXT OF KINand invite them to entertain:  http://www.elderaudience.com/next-of-kin/ 

**9-27-15–Imagine a Stephen King novel turned into a Musical!! STUMPTOWN STAGES‘ presents “CARRIE: THE MUSICAL”  running October 22-November 8, at the Brunish Theatre, Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, at 1111 SW Broadway. Based on the acclaimed horror novel by Stephen King, with music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), and lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose), CARRIE spins an epic tale of torment and revenge. The New York Times called it “A hit before it even opened!” **Special ElderAudience price** for Matinees! See STUMPTOWN STAGES‘ listing for more information.  http://www.elderaudience.com/stumptown-stages-musical-theatre/

**9-27-15–Are you going to this fall event? Celebrate the 160th anniversary of the Oregon trail journey of the future Aurora Colonists from Bethel, Missouri (1855-2015) by attending The Aurora Colony Historical Society’s 43rd annual QUILT SHOW,“New Beginnings” Enjoy the art and artistry of contemporary, vintage, and antique quilts. WHEN: OCTOBER 9-18, from 10am-4pm Daily! WHERE: OLD AURORA COLONY MUSEUM, 15018 2nd st NE in Aurora. Admission $7.50, Groups of 10+ $5.00 More info:(503)678-5754 More info at http://www.auroracolony.org 

**9-23-15–I just came across this delightful music sample for the ElderAudience listed IN CAHOOTS vocal quartet that I have to share! Take a moment to listen:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyEIui8X5AI  IN CAHOOTS  has won awards for their four-part a cappella harmonies. Their repertoire includes Broadway, Gospel, Holidays including Christmas and Patriotic, Pop, Love songs, and American standards from the 20’s up to today–often in classic “Barbershop” style. IN CAHOOTS gets terrific reviews, and they TRAVEL! Read more: http://www.elderaudience.com/in-cahoots-vocal-quartet/

**9-21-15–Audiences can’t get enough of presenters MARY and MIKE HUTCHENS, who portray Portland Historical figure Mrs. Georgiana Pittock (of the Pittock Mansion) and her Chauffeur, Mr. Hawkinson! Invite them to give one of their highly praised programs in FULL PERIOD COSTUME. They are available to TRAVEL too!  http://www.elderaudience.com/mary-hutchens-georgiana-pittock/ 

**9-21-15–Did you know that Oregon is home to a World Champion Whistler? MITCH HIDER was the 1982 Whistling Competition Grand Champion and is in the National Whistler’s Hall of Fame (yes, there really is one of those) and he’s traveled to Japan to officiate at a Whistling Competition–but in addition he is a VAUDEVILLE STYLE entertainer who SINGS, YODELS, and “scats” all kinds of music: 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. MITCH is based in Eugene but is available to TRAVEL!  http://www.elderaudience.com/mitch-hider-whistler/

**9-21-15–KEIKO MATSUO plays the LEVER HARP–also known as a Celtic Harp–offering relaxing mealtime music or pleasant background music for other events! Her wide-ranging repertoire 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 entertains at HOLIDAYS–plus, she can team up with aFLUTIST. She TRAVELS too! http://www.elderaudience.com/keiko-matsuo-lever-harp/

**9-21-15–DAVID RUTIEZER could be called a Renaissance man…In addition to being certified in Geriatric Wellness and a published poet, he brings his variety show, “THE DAVID SHOW” with SONG AND DANCE to senior facilities–a different show every month! DAVID’S programs are especially great in MEMORY CARE settings.   http://www.elderaudience.com/the-david-show/

**9-21-15–EMMY HOROWITZ is a Singer of 60’s CLASSICS AND JAZZ STANDARDS, who has experience not only in music but ALSO as a massage therapist at senior facilities! Her entertainment includes songs made famous by Dionne Warwick, The Supremes, Frankie Valli, and others. Listen to a wonderful SAMPLE of a familiar tune: https://soundcloud.com/emmysings4u/they-cant-take-that-away-from-me  Chris, Life Enrichment Director at Whitewood Gardens wrote: “EMMY is tops!” Read more aboutEMMY HOROWITZ and invite her for a program!  http://www.elderaudience.com/emmy-horowitz-sings/

**9-21-15–CeCe from Mt. Angel Towers wrote of DAVE SUING, HISTORY OF SPACE presenter: His presentation is great! I completely recommend his program.”  Learn 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/

**9-21-15–The PORTLAND SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERS perform in colorful kilts and tartans, as they demonstrate lively jigs and reels, and stately strathspeys. Check out a sample dance here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9dK5eeSmU4 Learn more:http://www.elderaudience.com/portland-scottish-country-dancers/

**9-21-15–Invite the MINIDOKA SWING BAND to perform! This not-for-profit band is named after the Minidoka Internment Camp near Twin Falls, ID where Japanese Americans from the Portland and Seattle area were interned during WWII. **Three of their musicians were former camp internees and several had family members interned. They play music that was popular inside the camps and during WWII–favorite BIG BAND SWING TUNES of the 40’s, and other great tunes from the 30’s-60’s. “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, “My Funny Valentine”, “Blue Moon”, “All of Me”, “You Came A Long Way
from St. Louis”, “Theme from New York, New York” and many more. MINIDOKA

**9-21-15–Not just ANY accordion…ELIZABETH WISLER plays a special ROLAND FR8X ACCORDION that produces a “One Woman Band” sound with voices, instruments and drums! She has an amazingly broad repertoire that includes Italian, French, Spanish, Latin, German, Greek, Jazz Standards, popular 20’s to 40’s tunes, light classical as well as HOLIDAY fare. Be sure to click on some of the many music samples at ELIZABETH’Slisting. She travels WIDELY! http://www.elderaudience.com/elizabeth-wisler-music-around-the-world/

**9-21-15–SIG UNANDER is a very popular SPEAKER who has a new presentation on“The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906″. He who 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. The program is about one hour and includes a Q & A session. SIG also offers several OTHER fascinating presentations, so be sure to check out his listing!

**9-21-15–I think I could use some of this right now :-)…ELIZABETH CARSON leads “Let Your Yoga Dance” sessions, that combine yoga, dance, breath, and relaxation set to inspirational music! ELIZABETH is trained and certified in this special technique–Class is conducted IN A CHAIR so all attendees participate. She gets great reviews for this FUN activity! http://www.elderaudience.com/chair-yoga-dance-with-elizabeth-carson/

**9-21-15–Take a moment to listen to some beautiful samples of CLASSICAL GUITARperformed by ALLEN MATHEWS: http://www.allenmathews.com/classical-guitar-videos/ALLEN is an expert in BRAZILIAN and CLASSICAL GUITAR, who teaches locally and has studied and performed throughout the world. ALLEN’S music can be in recital format OR as background, and he ALSO offers interactive, informal Classical Guitar presentations, with discussion of music and composers. He gets great reviews too!http://www.elderaudience.com/allen-mathews-classical-guitarist/

**9-21-15—Would you like to take a “mini-lesson” to learn the hammered dulcimer??NANCY DOWNIE is well-loved for her programs playing the HAMMERED DULCIMER and NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE–She performs Historical and “old time” tunes, as well as more contemporary fare. NANCY offers anecdotes about the background and culture of her songs and details about her instruments. PLUS, she’ll teach a “mini-lesson” on the hammered dulcimer if you wish. NANCY DOWNIE is available TRAVEL.http://www.elderaudience.com/nancy-downie-certified-music-practitioner/

**9-21-15–Have you visited the LLAMAS lately? Take a fall outing to the charming  MARKETPLACE AT RAINDANCE RANCH in NEWBERG! Enjoy local food, art, gifts, holiday items and llama yarn…there’s a COVERED PICNIC area, and it is wheelchair and walker accessible. And of course, feed the friendly LLAMAS! The RAINDANCE RANCH MARKETPLACE gets great reviews! http://www.elderaudience.com/rain-dance-marketplace-in-newberg/

**9-21-15-–Don’t know about you, but I find it hard not to smile when I hear lively FIDDLE music…ROBERT RICHTER DUO (Fiddle, Guitar and Vocals) brings you Folk, Blues, Celtic and Seasonal Music, along with stories and audience participation! They travel WIDELY. Be sure to listen to some of the fun samples at their listing.  http://www.elderaudience.com/robert-richter-duo/  

**9-15-15–Retired school teacher and longtime MAGICIAN DAN BURNS travels a wide area bringing “DAN, THE MAGIC MAN” shows to senior facilities. He gets great reviews for these programs, which feature lots of humor and finish with a live bunny! Learn more:http://www.elderaudience.com/dan-the-magic-man/ 

**9-14-15–He has a deep, resonant voice…lovers of CLASSIC COUNTRY SONGS will enjoy listening to JOHN CANNON perform “SMOOTH COUNTRY BLUES”. He says, “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 accompanies himself with rhythm guitar and background pre-recorded instrumentals. Be sure to read some of the many fantastic reviews he gets. JOHN CANNON also TRAVELS!http://www.elderaudience.com/smooth-country-blues-with-john-cannon/

**9-14-15–I recently received another lovely testimonial for Pianist RANDY BYRNES! Celly P. at United Methodist Retirement Center in Salem wrote “…Randy has been coming to the facility since February once a month and the residents really enjoy it! He’s a great guy, plays wonderful music…” RANDY has an interesting background that includes past occupations as a professional photographer and cellar master at a winery. His expert piano playing encompasses songs from the Great American Songbook, as well as some familiar GOSPEL tunes and Hymns. RANDY is based in Salem but able to travel. And he also enjoys playing in Memory Care settings. Check out the song titles at his listing, and follow the link to hear music samples: http://www.elderaudience.com/randy-byrnes-piano-and-vocals-popjazzstandards-gospel/

**9-14-15–Finally, after our especially dry, hot summer, Fall seems to be nearing! Time to cozy up with some TEA…Invite Speaker SUSAN PATTERSON to provide the perfect “teatime” entertainment, with her talks and poetry on the HISTORY AND BREWING OF TEA. She is a published POET and a weekly guest on a podcast radio show from England. She gets good reviews too. Learn more about SUSAN PATTERSON:http://www.elderaudience.com/susan-patterson/

**9-14-15–When they were in an assisted living setting, my parents both really looked forward to regular visits by MONICA BARBER! She brought a program of interactive BELL CHOIR, SING-ALONGS AND RHYTHM BAND activities that incorporated 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. Please check her out!http://www.elderaudience.com/monica-barber/

**9-14-15–Do you like the music of James Taylor, Paul Simon, The Beatles and Bob Dylan? Invite the SEYMOUR BAKER BAND to perform songs from these artists as well asold hymns and contemporary church music. Listen to this sample of them singing “Bye Bye Love”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQ5S5qTeqyU&feature=youtu.beSEYMOUR BAKER BAND “surely helped make our event a success!” wrote Lisa from The Springs Living in Lake Oswego. They also TRAVEL. Learn more about them!  http://www.elderaudience.com/seymour-baker-band/

**9-14-15–Take a look at this short video sample of TOM WAYNE performing in Las Vegas: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Hph2IRImTE8  TOM is a Singer and Vocal IMPRESSIONIST who has worked with major artists and celebrities over the last 60 years. His songs span the 50’s through the 80’s and include music made famous by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, The Platters, The Righteous Brothers,Smokey Robinson, Lionel Richie, and other..TOM is a master of vocal impressions (and tells stories to go along with the impressions), and he takes requests too! He TRAVELS WIDELY. Learn more about TOM WAYNE and contact him for a program!http://www.elderaudience.com/tom-wayne-singer-entertainer/

**9-14-15–Passing along this FANTASTIC DEAL!! Get HALF OFF the price of tickets to see the Smash Hit Theatrical Comedy, “MEN ARE FROM MARS – WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS”based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. THREE PERFORMANCES ONLY: Friday, Dec 4 at 8pm; Saturday, Dec 5 at 4pm; and Saturday, Dec 5 at 8pm. LOCATION: Dolores Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway in Portland **REGULAR PRICED TICKETS are $55 tickets but USE PROMOTIONAL CODE “MARS” to get them for HALF PRICE ($27.50*)! Purchase online:http://www.portland5.com/winningstad-theatre/events/men-are-mars-woman-are-venus-live OR at Portland’5 Box Office and TicketsWest outlets, OR by phone: (800)273-1530. Service charges apply.

**9-14-15–Head to Eugene for the next EMERALD VALLEY OPRY show on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10! Featured performers include Jerry Ott and Glory Road Travelers- (Gospel); Kim Taylor(Country Acoustic Trio);56 Pontiac (Traditional Country/Rockabilly); Monroe Street (Americana); and Buffalo Romeo(Americana Folk). Houseband plays at 5:15 and Concert runs 6-9:30pm. Location: Powers Auditorium, Willamette High School, 1801 Echo Hollow Rd in Eugene. SENIOR TICKETS $5. More info:http://www.emeraldvalleyopry.com 

**9-14-15—DOM FRANCO gets super reviews for his entertainment! He plays Hawaiian Steel Guitar–He’d like you to book him for *Hawaiian Luau’s* as well as for COWBOY and COUNTRY WESTERN music, HYMNS and contemporary Christian music. Click on this terrific sample of DOM’s music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ2edjTI450&feature=youtu.be   Read more about DOM FRANCOhttp://www.elderaudience.com/dom-franco-steel-guitar/ 

**9-14-15–Like bringing a nature museum to you…PAMMIE PAYNE is a longtime Veterinary Technician who shares her various exotic creatures with her PAMinals VISITING ANIMALS program! She has 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. Learn more:http://www.elderaudience.com/paminals-visits-with-animals/ 


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