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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**9-1-14–PLEASE BE SURE TO SET pam@elderaudience.com AS A “SAFE” ADDRESS IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK! THIS WEEK WHEN I SENT OUT MY ELDERAUDIENCE UPDATE A LARGE NUMBER OF THE EMAILS BOUNCED BACK AS THOUGH YOUR COMPUTER SEES THAT ADDRESS AS SPAM. THANKS FOR WHATEVER YOU CAN DO ON YOUR END TO ASSURE MY NEWS UPDATES GET THROUGH TO YOU!

**9-1-14–The WESTERNAIRES LINE DANCERS want you to know they have a special HOLIDAY SHOW to bring to you! They’ll be dancing to ALL CHRISTMAS MUSIC **with COMEDY ADDED**. “A great afternoon’s entertainment” Contact Betty at (503)227-2003 or  bettymer@comcast.net http://www.elderaudience.com/westernaires/

**8-31-14–LONNIE WIIG is a gifted speaker and presenter of “Our Toad Suck Summer”, a program about his experiences in the South during the height of Civil Rights struggles. LONNIE was present to hear Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. He is available for NO CHARGE in the Portland Metro area, and his schedule is flexible! Be sure to read the two very good testimonials about his program. http://www.elderaudience.com/lonnie-wiig-presenter/

**8-31-14–EXPRESSIVE AWAKENINGS is an innovative program offered by KEIL MOSES, that combines Storytelling, Theater, Art and Creative Writing for seniors and those with disabilities. These interactive sessions at Portland Metro area senior facilities are meant to unlock partipants’ “personal wisdom and creative voice”. Check it out:  http://www.elderaudience.com/kiel-moses-expressive-awakenings/

**8-31-14–Fans of Irish, Scottish and Traditional American Folk music? Invite BELTAINE to play HAMMERED DULCIMERS, guitar, accordion, flute and other instruments. They do singalong tunes too! BELTAINE offers a DUO to QUINTET, based on your budget and theme. “Music to get your toes tappin’!” BELTAINE travels WIDELY. Learn more:  http://www.elderaudience.com/hammered-dulcimers-with-beltaine/

**8-31-14–Looking for a MAGICIAN? There’s a category for that! http://www.elderaudience.com/category/magicians/

**8-31-14–Planning a PARTY or themed event? Think of CRAIG BROWN! He is a widely experienced DJ and PARTY HOST who provides Props and Costumes and can involve Residents and Staff with fun music, line dances and table activities! He’ll also lead game shows and karaoke and will work with your theme. He’s great for anniversaries, birthdays,and New Years. PLUS, he rents Juke Boxes and even Photo Booths! CRAIG BROWN travels WIDELY throughout the Northwest.  http://www.elderaudience.com/high-fidelity-entertainment-craig-brown/

**8-31-14–Tap dancing troupe THE SKYLARK TAPPERS bring you classic and contemporary styles of tap dancing,  from musical theatre to African, traditional tap, swing, and even comedy pieces! You’ll see great photos of their dancing when you click on their website. SKYLARK TAPPERS are available to perform at senior facilities on evenings and weekends. Contact them!  http://www.elderaudience.com/the-skylark-tappers/

**8-31-14–BARBARA CECIL is the lead female vocalist with the well known band Johnny Limbo and The Lugnuts. She ALSO loves to sing 50′s, 60′s and Country Music solo for senior audiences,and it shows in the great reviews she gets! Listen to her version of “Top of the World”:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e_VLwaEHXE  Invite BARBARA CECIL to entertain you. She TRAVELS. http://www.elderaudience.com/barbara-cecil/

**8-31-14 RICHARD THOMPSON gives illustrated presentations on the HISTORY OF PORTLAND’S STREETCARS. He gets great testimonials for his “TROLLEY TALKS” 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/

**8-31-14–Invite some SCOTTISH DANCERS to perform! ELDERAUDIENCE has TWO different SCOTTISH DANCE troupes listed: Check out both of them! PORTLAND SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERS http://www.elderaudience.com/portland-scottish-country-dancers/  and SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERS-SW WASHINGTON  http://www.elderaudience.com/scottish-country-dancers-sw-washington/

**8-31-14–Do you know about Tom McCarley and Jane Nash? They’ll bring their popular “FUN WITH TOM AND JANE” Arts and Crafts activities to your senior facility. Jenn at Regency Park wrote: “Don’t fail to contact them…I had residents participate that I could NEVER get to do art!” Learn more:  http://www.elderaudience.com/fun-with-tom-and-jane/

**8-31-14–Can’t recall if I’ve passed along this nice testimonial (if I did, it bears repeating!)  I received for the RAIN DANCE MARKETPLACE in Newberg–Activities Director Nancy B. of Hearthstone of Beaverton wrote: “Just to let you know residents of Hearthstone of Beaverton had a wonderful journey to “Rain Dance Marketplace”–Candace of Rain Dance was truly hospitable. We sat outside after shopping and watched the llamas. Very fun!” Take an outing to the RAIN DANCE MARKETPLACE and enjoy a unique country experience, with local art, gifts,and food, along with a covered picnic area and friendly LLAMAS! Learn more:  http://www.elderaudience.com/rain-dance-marketplace-in-newberg/

**8-31-14–Invite BODACIOUS to entertain you with CAJUN, original, and cover tunes. Their core trio includes guitar, piano,WASHBOARD, accordion and vocals. “Groovy Gumbo from our pantry of Blues, Rock&Roll, Jazz and Zydeco-Cajun-Irish-German influences” They TRAVEL! Read about BODACIOUS and listen to their music samples.  http://www.elderaudience.com/bodacious/

**8-31-14–SINATRA TRIBUTE ARTIST (singer and trumpet player) CHUCK PAR-DUE has performed for Presidents! His vocal are in he Frank Sinatra style, and trumpet playing like Harry James. CHUCK  sometimes entertains with his wife Cheryl Morris, who is a former vocalist with the Harry James Orchestra. TERRIFIC REVIEWS! CHUCK PAR-DUE is Portland based but available to TRAVEL! http://www.elderaudience.com/chuck-par-due-singer-and-trumpet/

**8-31-14–MEG GRAF  truly is a multi-talented performer who is based in Eugene but she TRAVELS when she can. She plays PIANO, ACCORDION,CELTIC HARP, VIOLIN, VIOLA,FLUTE,CLARINET,SAXOPHONE, HAMMERED DULCIMER AND VARIOUS ETHNIC INSTRUMENTS! Learn more about her and invite her to your facility or event.  http://www.elderaudience.com/meg-graf/

**8-31-14–Be sure to check out the STORYTELLERS category! These talented performers will hold your attention with delightful tales for EVERY occasion. Among them are ANNE PENFOUND http://www.elderaudience.com/anne-penfound-storytelling-by-word-of-mouth/ ANNE RUTHERFORD  http://www.elderaudience.com/anne-rutherford-storyteller-and-songs/ and KEN IVERSON http://www.elderaudience.com/ken-iverson-storyteller/   STORYTELLERS category http://www.elderaudience.com/category/storytellers/

**8-31-14–Check out these upcoming events at THE WORLD FORESTRY CENTER: Make it to the  LUMBERJACK BREAKFAST on SUNDAY, SEPT 7 Enjoy pancakes with a loaded toppings bar, eggs, sausage and bacon. While you chow-down, the Radio Disney AM 1640 Road Crew will be providing entertainment, music, games, trivia and prizes! Two Seating Times Available: 9am – 10:30am and 11am – 12:30pm. Tickets $10 if AARP or World Forestry Center Member. or $13 regular. https://www.tickettomato.com/event.php?event_id=2492  **SATURDAY SEPT 27 is FREE DAY at the Forestry Center’s DISCOVERY MUSEUM. Get your FREE ticket:  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/?no-ist **WED OCT 22 is WORLD FORESTRY CENTER’S SENIOR DAY, when Admission is only $3 for those 62+ along with family, friends and peers.Explore the World Forestry Center Discovery Museum with interactive and fun exhibits that engage visitors to learn about forests and environmental stewardship. Visitors can take a simulated white water raft ride, try their smoke jumping skills, or see the forests from a bird’s-eye-view on the canopy bridge. PRE-REGISTRATION is encouraged (503)488-2129. WORLD FORESTRY CENTER is located at 4033 SW Canyon Rd. in Portland. http://www.worldforestry.org

**8-31-14–CHERYL SIMMERMAN can bring her KARAOKE machine with her if you like! She has a truly lovely SINGING voice, and she also plays the FLUTE. Whether it’s OLDIES, SINGALONGS or SACRED music, CHERYL gets many fantastic reviews. Be sure to check out her music samples too.  http://www.elderaudience.com/cherylls-sing-alongs-and-more/

**8-31-14–How about some FLAMENCO dancers?? PORTLAND FLAMENCO EVENTS will entertain you with the Spanish art of FLAMENCO dance. NO CHARGE.  Portland area.  http://www.elderaudience.com/portland-flamenco-events/

**8-31-14–REMINDER! Put these in your calendar! PORTLAND CIVIC THEATRE GUILD FIRST TUESDAY READERS THEATRE has great play readings lined up for its 2014-2015 Season. Readings are presented at The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Avenue (at Clay). COFFEE at 10:00 AM and PERFORMANCE at 10:30AM. Tickets only $8. OCT 7: The Gin Game by D.L. Coburn; NOV 4: The Dance and the Railroad by David Henry Hwang;DEC. 2: Over the River and Through the Woods by Joe DiPietro; January TO BE ANNOUNCED: *Fertile Ground: A City Wide Festival of New Works* ; FEB 3: A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur by Tennessee Williams; MARCH 3: Chills and Laughter: A Double Header–The Guild pairs two one acts: Sorry Wrong Number by Lucille Fletcher and Murder at Twickam Vicarage by David Ives; APRIL 7: Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies; MAY 5: A Musical Treat Directed by Adair Chappell (single tickets to this are $10) More info about PORTLAND CIVIC THEATRE GUILD  http://www.portlandcivictheatreguild.org/

**8-31-14–FREE DESSERT WITH YOUR MEAL at the lovely RIVERSHORE BAR AND GRILL in Oregon City! RIVERSHORE is known for casual dining on delicious food with a relaxing view of the Willamette River–inside or out, on their covered deck. They can accommodate large parties for special occasions, too.
PRINT OUT RIVERSHORE’S ELDERAUDIENCE listing page and present it to your server to enjoy FREE DESSERT with your meal!  http://www.elderaudience.com/rivershore-bar-and-grill-oregon-city/

**8-31-14–SOON! Attend this year’s PORTLAND MINIATURE SHOW! It is SEPTEMBER 13 & 14 in a NEW location: The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 1000 NE Multnomah st in Portland. See the fabulous showcase of dollhouse miniatures on exhibit and for sale. Great for all ages, and accessible for wheelchairs and scooters.Tickets $7. Close to Max lines and plenty of parking close by. Learn more:   http://www.elderaudience.com/portland-miniature-show/  **IF YOU MISS THE PORTLAND SHOW then plan a special outing to next spring’s SEATTLE MINIATURE SHOW, set for SAT MARCH 7 10am-5pm and SUN MARCH 8 10am-4pm LEARN MORE: http://www.SeattleMiniatureShow.com

**8-31-14–REMINDER! Visit TWO RIVERS HERITAGE MUSEUM in Washougal, Washington (less than half an hour from Portland)! It is steeped in history, with art, antiques and memorabilia from East Clark County, Camas and Washougal’s historic business and pioneer heritage. Open from Tues  through Sat 11am to 3pm, and admission for SENIORS is ONLY $2.**Upcoming Special event  SATURDAY SEPT 6 ANNUAL HERITAGE DAY with Free Museum Admission, tours, Ice Cream Social, Hot Dogs, Lemonade, Special Exhibits and Demonstrations. **You can also SCHEDULE TOURS on other days by calling the TWO RIVERS HERITAGE MUSEUM at (360)835-8742.  http://www.elderaudience.com/two-rivers-heritage-museum/

**8-28-14–ELDERAUDIENCE DRAWING FOR 2 FREE TICKETS to see Sandy Actors Theatre’s production of Oscar Wilde’s farcical comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest”! The show runs SEPT. 12-OCT. 5, Fri and Sat at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3:00pm. LOCATION: Behind Ace Hardware at 39181 Pioneer Blvd in Sandy. SENIOR TICKETS $12. (503)668-6834.   http://www.sandyactorstheatre.org  **ENTER TO WIN 2 TICKETS ** by sending to  pam@elderaudience.com  1) your name and 2) phone number (just in case) BY FRIDAY, SEPT 5. I will contact the winner and let you know how to reserve your choice of date and claim your tickets.

**8-25-15–Fans of FLAMENCO GUITAR? Classical/Flamenco Guitarist JAMES MANUELE performs a wide variety of music, from Classical to Movie themes, Spanish, Romantic and more. He ALSO shares his instrument collection and enjoys discussing the composers and the history of their music. He has a lot of samples at his listing. JAMES MANUELE is available to travel too. http://www.elderaudience.com/james-manuele/

**8-25-14–CYNTHIA SCHWELL is a longtime actress and drama teacher who presents a ONE WOMAN SHOW called “Family Stories and Other Guests” featuring audience interaction, storytelling and humor!  http://www.elderaudience.com/cynthia-schwell/

**8-25-14–NEW HORIZONS BIG BAND of Tualatin plays familiar hits and big band jazz, in the style of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Xavier Cugat, etc., to Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Stan Kenton and much more. Think of them for Concerts, Dances, Fund Raisers, and Marketing events. In addition to the Portland/Vancouver area, they will TRAVEL to the Mid-Willamette Valley and the Oregon Coast (travel expenses apply).  **AVAILABLE EVENINGS, WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS. LEARN MORE:  http://www.elderaudience.com/new-horizons-big-band/

**8-25-14–ElderAudience has an award-winning ELVIS Tribute Artist…MARK STEVENZ  enjoys entertaining as ELVIS PRESLEY at local senior facilities.  Invite him to perform for you: http://www.elderaudience.com/elvis-tribute-artist-mark-stevenz/

**8-25-14–REMINDER about the recently listed MARY HUTCHENS and MIKE HUTCHENS!  They portray (in period costumes) the historical figures GEORGIANA PITTOCK and her Chauffeur,  H. Hawkinson. GEORGIANA PITTOCK and her husband Henry endured the Oregon Trail and were major figures in early Portland history. Two story sessions are available: The first covers the years 1845-1907, and the second from Mrs. Pittock’s last years, 1908-1918. MARY AND MIKE have presented their fascinating and popular programs many times to a variety of audiences since 2007. Available in Portland/Vancouver area as well as Mid-Willamette Valley and northern Oregon Coast.  Read about them:  http://www.elderaudience.com/mary-hutchens-georgiana-pittock/

**8-25-14–The BENNION FAMILY SINGERS perform a capella harmonies from Disney, Broadway, Hymns, Barbershop tunes and have a special Christmas program. NO CHARGE–THEY ARE VOLUNTEERS! Read about their fascinating story, listen to a sample, and invite them to entertain you.  They are available in Portland/Vancouver area, OR beyond (if travel expenses reimbursed.)  http://www.elderaudience.com/bennion-family-singers/

**8-25-14–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 BLUES–WONDERFUL 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/

**8-25-14–DICK KARMAN says “Any day is RADIO DAY!” Bring the ever-popular DICK KARMAN and his RELIVING RADIO: THE WAY RADIO WAS programs to your facility. 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/

**8-25-14–ElderAudience has a small SENIOR FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS category. Some of them have special PROMOTIONS OR DISCOUNTS–check them out! http://www.elderaudience.com/category/senior-friendly-restaurants/

**8-25-14–Have you been to the AURORA COLONY MUSEUM lately? Fascinating place steeped in history–NOW THROUGH SEPT 28, see the Exhibit “A Summer Reunion: 1874-2014–The Aurora Colony and the Oregon Trail”. SENIOR ADMISSION to the Museum is $5. Tour groups welcome. More info at  www.auroracolony.org  or (503)678-5754

**8-25-14–MONICA BARBER travels to local senior facilities, leading interactive BELL CHOIR, SING-ALONGS AND RHYTHM BAND activities. Hear Old Favorites, Music from the Roaring Twenties, 30′s and 40′s Musicals, Folk songs, Spirituals, Country and Rock-n-roll. MONICA‘s programs are very well suited for those with memory issues. When my father was alive, he loved participating in her Bell Choir sessions!  http://www.elderaudience.com/monica-barber/

8-25-14–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

**8-25-14–Like to perform or help with productions? VA VA VOOM Senior Theater Troupe is beginning rehearsals for the production of “Not Your Grandma’s Christmas”. AUDITIONS are being held at the Barberton Grange, 9400 NE 72nd Avenue, Vancouver on Tuesday, September 2 and Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 11:00 am. Looking for singers, performers, accompanists (keyboard and other instruments), back stage helpers, stage manager, dressers, set workers, and all talents related to the performing stage. Rehearsals are every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM until show time. SHOW DATES: Thursday, November 20, 2014 – 2:00 PM; Friday, November 21, 2014 – 2:00 PM; Saturday, November 22, 2014 – 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM Please call (360)546-5855 for a place on the audition schedule.  http://www.elderaudience.com/va-va-voom-troupe/

**8-24-14–OREGON OLD TIME FIDDLERS are available wherever you are in the Northweat. 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/

**8-24-14–PORTLAND TAP CONNECTION has special programs for your HOLIDAYS! They offer themed shows for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the winter Holidays. These are complete variety shows with singing, special treats, and not just tap dancing but ballet and hula, too. Some dates still open for all of these, so contact PORTLAND TAP CONNECTION now! Call Brandi Walters at (503) 998-3292, or email portlandtapconnection@gmail.com   http://www.elderaudience.com/the-portland-tap-connection/

**8-24-14–SOUTH RIVERSIDE KIWANIS to present their Musical Revue for you! They bring lighting, backdrop, sound system and costumes, with a fun lip syncing show of favorites from the Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby,Elvis Presley and a grand finale of “Give My Regards to Broadway” from their 15+ member cast. NO CHARGE, but donations go to the Kiwanis’ support for Doernbecher Hospital and Kiwanis Kids’ summer camps. The SOUTH RIVERSIDE KIWANIS are available to do a show for senior facilities in the PORTLAND/VANCOUVER area on the third Thursday of each month. Invite them! http://www.elderaudience.com/south-riverside-kiwanis-revue/

**8-24-14–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/

**8-24-14–See a FREE FILM, titled “I AM” sponsored by Oregon City Public Library on FRIDAY, SEPT 5 at 6:30 pm. LOCATION: End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St in Oregon City. “Director Tom Shadyac travels the world with two questions: what is wrong with our world and what can we do about it. What he learns is inspirational and life changing.”

**8-24-14–You are invited to GREAT HOUSE OF MUSIC‘S Dance and Accordion Cabaret “You Do Speak English, Don’t You?”, on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 at 10:45 am (doors open & refreshments served at 10 am) at the Beaverton History Center, 12412 SW Broadway in downtown Beaverton. SUGGESTED DONATION of $2 at the door. Performers HELENA AND MARK GREATHOUSE present songs, short humorous dialogues and dance, highlighting challenges they’ve experienced as a Czech-American couple. They will also bring their show to YOUR facility. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/great-house-of-music/

**8-24-14–Just received yet ANOTHER lovely testimonial for “SPOKEN WORD BY ROTE” presenter, JAMES HIPSHER. Shannon L. of Northwest Place in Portland wrote: “Jim Hipsher was a hit at our community. He was very entertaining and friendly to all the residents and staff. It was a pleasure having him in…we will certainly have him again!” JIM recites long poems, all from memory! You’ll hear famous poets such as R.Kipling, W. Shakespeare, Robert Service, Emma Lazarus, Robert Frost, Ella W. Wilcox and more. JIM is also the winner of many Poetry Slams, including 2012 Pacific University’s “Best Performance”. Many of the poems are suitable for HOLIDAYS too–such as Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet for Valentine’s Day. NO CHARGE IN PORTLAND/VANCOUVER AREA!   http://www.elderaudience.com/the-spoken-word-poetry-recitations-by-james-hipsher/

**8-24-14–GET A JUMP ON THE YOUR HOLIDAY SCHEDULING! Check out the 2 SANTA CLAUS listings on ElderAudience. Both SANTA BOB GANG and SANTA JIM WOOD have sidebar “click-through” ads on the right side of the ElderAudience site, above the Category listings. SANTA is in high demand, so make your plans early for his annual visit!  SANTA ROBERT GANG http://www.elderaudience.com/santa-bob-robert-gang/   SANTA JIM WOOD http://www.elderaudience.com/santa-jim-jim-wood/

**8-24-14–Pianist BARBARA AMELL has asked me to pass along that she will be performing GEORGE GERSHWIN’S classic “Rhapsody in Blue” at senior facilities this fall. The program also includes famous and rare Gershwin music from the new George Gershwin revival show on Broadway, a medley of GLENN MILLER hits from the movie “Orchestra Wives,” and other vintage songs. BARBARA is available to bring this program to Portland/Vancouver area facilities in SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER, 2014. Contact her!  http://www.elderaudience.com/barbara-amell-piano-soloist/

**8-24-14–REMINDER to check out recently listed  JUDITH “SPARKY” ROBERTSwho presents SPARKY SHOWS–Variety shows with Novelty acts, puppets, poetry, songs and monologues. Her unique foot-puppet act was performed on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, featured in international magazines and on Ripley’s Believe-It-Or-Not! She ALSO conducts fun IMPROV PLAYSHOPS, with no lines to remember! PLUS, she presents “BEHIND THE MASK” talks about Shakespeare or aspects of Theatre. JUDITH “SPARKY” ROBERTS is based in Lane County, but she will travel (expenses may apply). Read about her:  http://www.elderaudience.com/judith-sparky-roberts-sparkyshows/ 

**8-18-14–Peruvian Dancer LUCIANA PROANO is now available to lead SENIOR YOGA and Movement classes at Portland area senior facilities! She has been a Yoga Instructor for 30 years, and her extensive experience includes work with seniors and those with ailments. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/senior-yoga-with-luciana-proano/  PLUS invite LUCIANA PROANO to present her beautiful, unusual PERUVIAN DANCE program with gorgeous HANDMADE COSTUMES:  http://www.elderaudience.com/luciana-proano-peruvian-performer/

**8-18-14–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/

**8-18-14–“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/ 

**8-18-14–ALLEN MATHEWS is an expert in CLASSICAL and BRAZILIAN Guitar Music! In addition to teaching at local colleges and his own private studio, ALLEN has lived, studied and performed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has performed in 6 countries and recorded an album. ALLEN doesn’t just play music, he offers INTERACTIVE PRESENTATIONS on Brazilian and Classical Guitar. Read about him and invite him to your facility!  http://www.elderaudience.com/allen-mathews-classical-guitarist/

**8-18-14–LEAPIN’ LOUIE LICHTENSTEIN is known around the world for his COMEDY VARIETY shows. LOUIE (a.k.a. David Lichtenstein) traveled to 28 countries last year with his fancy lasso work, juggling, high unicycle, comedy and audience participation. He has SPECIAL PRICING FOR SENIOR FACILITIES, and he gets terrific reviews!  http://www.elderaudience.com/leapin-louie-comedy-variety-shows/ 

**8-18-14–There is an absolutely charming place to stop in for Breakfast, Lunch or Tea Time in SW Portland’s Multnomah Village: MEDLEY TEA AND CAFE–where you can choose your own dainty teacups and teapot (many are for sale too) to go along with their delicious food. SPECIAL ELDERAUDIENCE DISCOUNT!  Print out MEDLEY’s ElderAudience listing page and present it to your server to receive 10% off   http://www.elderaudience.com/medley-tea-cafe/

**8-18-14–Are you familiar with the SUNSET TRAFFIC JAM JAZZ BAND? Their mission is to “Bring Dixieland music to our audiences with excellence and enthusiasm.” They’ll get toes tapping to Bill Bailey, What A Wonderful World, Muskrat Ramble, and many more tunes. Hear tuba, drums,  trombone, banjo, clarinet, trumpet,washboard, piano and vocals. Plus humor! Be sure to listen to their samples, and invite SUNSET TRAFFIC JAM JAZZ BAND to play for you: http://www.elderaudience.com/sunset-traffic-jam-jazz-band/

**8-18-14–PABLO GRABIEL is a former activities director who specializes in MEMORY-STIMULATING music activities and customizing music for any themed programs or special events. Typical programs include “Name that Tune”,”Tour of Composers” to “Tour of the Decades”, “Gershwin”, ”Cole Porter”, all HOLIDAYS and seasonal programs. PABLO GRABIEL is Portland-based but TRAVELS widely! Read more about him:  http://www.elderaudience.com/pablo-grabiel/

**8-18-14–IRILLA SWANSON offers WATERCOLOR PAINTING classes that are FUN and RELAXING! She gets gets terrific reviews. She is available in the Portland/Gresham/Vancouver areas as well as Woodburn and McMinnville!  http://www.elderaudience.com/art-classes-irilla-swanson/

**8-18-14–JOE SZABO, “The Accordion Man”, is a STROLLING ACCORDIONIST who plays and SINGS a wide variety of songs–Italian (“That’s Amore”, “O Solo Mio”, “Arrivederchi Roma”), Irish/Celtic (“Danny Boy”, “My Wild Irish Rose”), German, Love Songs, Movies & Musicals, Patriotic, Western, Luau, Oktoberfest, other Holidays, etc. He ALSO can dress in COSTUME to suit the occasion. **Ask JOE about his SINGING TELEGRAM Service! JOE prefers performing on Portland’s Westside and Washington County. Learn more about him, and see his video sample: http://www.elderaudience.com/joe-the-accordion-man/

**8-18-14–Great TESTIMONIAL just in for the the JAZZ DUO of RAY & REBECCA HARDIMAN (she sings, he plays piano)! Maril R. at The Heights at Columbia Knoll wrote: “…all I can say is “Wow – what talented musicians!” They are terrific and their performance was enjoyed by every resident as well as our entire staff!! I give them my highest endorsement. Can hardly wait to have them back!!” RAY & REBECCA bring you FAVORITE JAZZ STANDARDS of the 40′s, made famous by Ella Fitzgerald,as well as Christian and Holiday music! They can add Bass and Drums for a full ensemble if you wish. Check out their super sample, then invite them to entertain you. RAY & REBECCA HARDIMAN also TRAVEL!  http://www.elderaudience.com/ray-rebecca-hardiman-favorite-jazz-standards/

**8-18-14–Who doesn’t like good fiddle music? The lively ROBERT RICHTER DUO (FIDDLE AND GUITAR) TRAVELS WIDELY, playing FOLK, BLUES, CELTIC, as well as all kinds of SEASONAL music. They get super testimonials. Be sure to listen to the samples when you check out their listing:
http://www.elderaudience.com/robert-richter-duo/

 

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