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**9-29-14–PORTLAND WIND SYMPHONY opens its 27th season with a FREE concert featuring the works of Bernstein, Ives, and more! SATURDAY, OCT 18 at 7pm, at PSU’s Lincoln Performance Hall, 1620 SW Park ave. More information: (503)285-7621 or  http://www.pcws.org

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

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

**9-28-14–KEIKO MATSUO plays the LEVER HARP, also known as the Celtic Harp. She has a broad repertoire that includes Classical, Celtic, Jazz, and even pops. Originally from Japan, Keiko has a music degree from the
US,  and for five years she has played harp as a volunteer at Providence Hospital. Think of her for soothing mealtime music, background during special occasions, and for HOLIDAYS!  She can team up with a flutist for
special events, and she TRAVELS!  http://www.elderaudience.com/keiko-matsuo-lever-harp/

**9-28-14–Invite Peruvian Dancer LUCIANA PROANO to present her unusual program of Peruvian dance in beautiful, handmade costumes. She ALSO is available to lead SENIOR YOGA and Movement classes. LUCIANA has been a Yoga Instructor for 30 years, with experience guiding seniors and those with ailments. Learn more about LUCIANA‘s Peruvian dance performances   http://www.elderaudience.com/luciana-proano-peruvian-performer/ and her Senior Yoga instruction:  http://www.elderaudience.com/senior-yoga-with-luciana-proano/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

**9-28-14–Take a trip to Europe without leaving home! MARY KNIGHT offers “Armchair” travel presentations with colorful slides, accompanied by a bit of history and entertaining anecdotes. “Visit” Germany, France, England, Austria, Scotland, Switzerland and more! NO CHARGE. A senior herself, MARY KNIGHT is only available on Portland’s West Side, Beaverton and Tigard.  http://www.elderaudience.com/armchair-travel-with-mary-knight/

**9-28-14–LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE in Portland is sponsoring a FREE Environmental Symposium “Nature Vs. Humanity” on TUESDAY, OCT 14 at 7pm, at the Ecotrust Natural Capital Center, 721 NW 9th Avenue in Portland.  For a complete schedule of events and speakers, visit  http://go.lclark.edu/envs/symposium.

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

**9-28-14–Are you in LANE COUNTY or the MID-WILLAMETTE VALLEY? There are geographic categories for you. You’ll find listings for entertainers and presenters who are EITHER based in your area OR who are willing to TRAVEL to your area.   LANE COUNTY  http://www.elderaudience.com/category/lane-county/  MID-WILLAMETTE VALLEY  http://www.elderaudience.com/category/mid-willamette-valley/

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

**9-28-14–Pleased to announce a NEW LISTING! “ROCK TO THE OLDIES: A SING-A-LONG” vocalist JILL HEARING is a former nurse who has been involved in music her whole life–including piano lessons, choirs, directing children’s choirs, singing KARAOKE! She’s enjoyed doing Karaoke with residents at Homewoods on the Willamette, and is now looking forward to bringing her SINGALONG program to other facilities. Jazz (Sinatra,Bing Crosby,Elvis), Blues, Swing, Pop, Gospel, Patriotic, and Holiday and more. JILL HEARING will travel too. Read more:  http://www.elderaudience.com/jill-hearing-rock-to-the-oldies/

**9-28-14–Be sure to click on the SENIOR FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS category when you plan your outings. Some of these places feature special ElderAudience promotions. If you visit a restaurant you think should be listed on ElderAudience, I’d love to hear about it!  http://www.elderaudience.com/category/senior-friendly-restaurants/

**9-28-14–Plan to attend this season’s play readings at READERS THEATRE GRESHAM (all readings at 7pm Monday evenings at the Gresham Chapel & Event Center, 257 SE Roberts Ave in Gresham. Tickets $9 at the door). First up is the two character comedy, “A Coupla White Chick Sitting Around Talking” by John Ford Noonan, on MONDAY OCT 20. FUTURE play readings include Gore Vidal’s satire,”Visit to a 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

**9-28-14–WHATEVER occasion you plan (holidays, mealtime background music, special events, theme days), keep ACCORDIONIST ELIZABETH WISLER in mind! ELIZABETH has an almost unlimited range of styles she can play on her special Roland FR8X virtual accordion that produces a one-woman band sound: Italian, French, Spanish, Latin, German, Greek, Jazz standards, popular 20’s to 40’s tunes, light classical and HOLIDAY music. Check out some of her many samples, then contact ELIZABETH WISLER for a program. She TRAVELS WIDELY!  http://www.elderaudience.com/elizabeth-wisler-music-around-the-world/

**9-28-14–I have just posted some new pics of Arts & Crafts specialists “FUN WITH TOM AND JANE” Tom McCarley and Jane Nash on their listing. These 2 professional artists (she’s a mural painter and he’s a potter) are also accomplished intructors for all ages and level of artists and crafters. A Memory Care resident artist said of them: “I look forward to them coming. Being with Tom and Jane makes me feel young, with-it and better about myself.” Activity Director Jenn K. wrote: “They are great about tailoring the needs of the residents to the specific craft so that all can join in. I had residents participate that I could NEVER get to do art!” Read more about Tom McCarley and Jane Nash’s FUN WITH TOM AND JANE:  http://www.elderaudience.com/fun-with-tom-and-jane/

**9-28-14–LAST CHANCE TO ENTER THIS 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.

**9-28-14–REMINDER to check out this new listing! 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/

**9-23-14–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/

**9-21-14–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. NOTE: You will be added to Bunnies In Baskets’ ListServ. They cannot guarantee that you will be contacted or visited.  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–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–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/ 

**9-20-14–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–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–**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–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–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–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–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–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

 

 

 

 

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