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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**11-20-15–This N’ That…Like a CELTIC sound? Check out thes two listings: CELTIC TRILL is a well-loved Flute and Harp Duo that performs Celtic, light Classical, Sacred, Broadway, Contemporary, American, *Holiday music, and other worldwide favorites. http://www.elderaudience.com/celtic-trill-flute-and-harp-duo/ BELTAINE is another great group that plays Celtic and traditional music featuring hammered dulcimer, guitar,accordion, flute, marimbula, drums and vocals–including singalongs. *They will vary their size according to your goals and budget, too. One reviewer wrote about them: “…You can’t help but tap your toes and clap your hands!” http://www.elderaudience.com/hammered-dulcimers-with-beltaine/

**11-20-15–GREAT WAYS TO SAVE if you’d like to see ARTISTS REPERTORY THEATRE‘s upcoming production of the “uplifting family classic” THE MIRACLE WORKER, that runs DEC 8-JAN 3 on their Alder Stage at 1516 SW Alder in Portland! **PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN for the first preview performance on TUESDAY, DEC 8 at 7:30pm (Purchase tickets at door only) OR attend the WED DEC 23 11 am Matinee at a special price of $35 (instead of $48) by using Promo Code elderaudience when purchasing tickets. NOTE: The discount will be reflected up after you insert the promo code, towards the end of the transaction. http://tickets.artistsrep.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=5143  ALSO!! There are BIGGER discounts for groups of 10+. More info from Sarah Bills at (503)241-9807.

**11-20-15–Lovers of Rock n’ Roll will enjoy BAD MOTOR SCOOTER 7.0, a Rock n’ Roll Band that plays music from the 50’s to the 90’s. Among the familiar song titles at their listing: Ain’t No Sunshine; Sweet Home Alabama; Brown Eyed Girl; Pretty Woman; Suzie-Q; Heart of Gold; and Some Kind of Wonderful. Jessica at Brookdale Fisher’s Landing wrote “Our residents raved about your music all day…they really really loved your sound…” Read more about BAD MOTOR SCOOTER 7.0 http://www.elderaudience.com/bad-motor-scooter-rock-n-roll-band/

**11-20-15–WORDS OF PRAISE came in recently for performer KAREN KURZAWA, whose “SONGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME” program was a hit among Retired Associates of Portland State University (RAPSU) members. Representative Larry C. wrote: “…
Karen Kurzawa performed an exceptional program for over 40 RAPSU (Retired Associates of Portland State University) members. Karen totally enchanted our audience, who greatly enjoyed participating in singing along with Karen. I highly recommend Karen’s sparkling personality, tremendous knowledge, choice of songs, empathy, explanations, and (especially) beautiful voice for older audiences, regardless of their demographic (e.g., Alzheimer’s, assisted living, mentally active.) I especially appreciated her immediate rapport with our audience. Karen engaged their participation throughout her 50-minute program.” Invite KAREN KURZAWA to entertain: http://www.elderaudience.com/karen-kurzawa-songs-my-mother-taught-me/

**11-20-15–”Multi-talented” describes MITCH HIDER–He’s an International Champion Whistler, Historian of Whistling, AND a VAUDEVILLE STYLE performer 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, using a table of hats and props. MITCH is based in Eugene, but he travels a fair amount. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/mitch-hider-whistler/

**11-20-15–Highly Praised entertainment for your WESTERN DAYS, FIESTA, AND COUNTRY WESTERN EVENTS…Think of CHIHUAHUA DESERT! This group ranges from Solo to Full Band, mixing “South of the Border” classic tunes with Traditional Country Western music. They get superb reviews, and they TRAVEL. Take a moment to click on a sample: http://youtu.be/Mm1TIdjxsjc Read more about CHIHUAHUA DESERT: http://www.elderaudience.com/chihuahua-desert/

**11-20-15–This is the time of year with lots of bell-ringing–jingle bells, silver bells…get in the act by inviting MONICA BARBER to bring BELL CHOIR, SINGALONG AND RHYTHM BAND activities to your facility or event. These sessions are highly interactive, fun, and especially popular in Memory Care settings. MONICA‘S repertoire includes tunes from the Roaring Twenties, 30’s and 40’s Musicals, Old Favorites, Folk songs, Spirituals Country, Rock-n-roll, and more. http://www.elderaudience.com/monica-barber/

**11-20-15–It’s been a while since I mentioned ART GOODMAN who is a longtime favorite at senior facilities, with his “One Man Band” shows. With guitar, keyboard, vocals and full background sounds, ART brings you Old Favorites, swing, ballads, jazz, blues, rock, Gospel, folk, Spanish,and holiday music. He’ll takes requests, has lots of experience in Memory Care settings, can stroll room to room, and he TRAVELS WIDELY! Invite ART GOODMAN to entertain:  http://www.elderaudience.com/art-goodman-one-man-band/

**11-20-15–Invite HENNA HEMPHILL to who bring her Traditional Egyptian BELLY DANCE performances to your facility or event! HENNA also offers BELLY DANCE “mini”-lessons, cultural presentations, and more. Be sure to check out the video samples at her listing. HENNA HEMPHILL is available to travel. http://www.elderaudience.com/bellydance-with-henna/

**11-20-15–Interested in learning PAINTING, DRAWING, CERAMICS, WEAVING AND OTHER CRAFTS? Check out these two ElderAudience listings: Tom McCarley and Jane Nash offer“FUN WITH TOM & JANE” ARTS AND CRAFTS SESSIONS http://www.elderaudience.com/fun-with-tom-and-jane/ and Irilla Swanson leads “WATERCOLOR PAINTING-FUN & EASY” http://www.elderaudience.com/art-classes-irilla-swanson/

**11-20-15–Just love their name…BELLOWS & SQUAWK is a duo that sing, play accordion, saxophone and kazoo! They entertain with “unique interpretations of neglected gems from the American Songbook, plus Jazz,Swing and humor”. Leanr more http://www.elderaudience.com/bellows-squawk/

**11-20-15–Come to the WILLAMETTE RADIO WORKSHOP’S HOLIDAY RADIO HOUR as part of Portland Civic Theatre Guild’s Readers Theatre, on TUESDAY, DEC 1 at Portland’s Old Church, 1422 SW 11th. Willamette Radio Workshop ushers in the spirit of the holidays with a selection of stories presented in the style of old time radio! Enjoy complimentary refreshments at 10 am, followed by the play at 10:30. Tickets are $8 at the door. http://www.elderaudience.com/portland-civic-theatre-guild-first-tuesday-readers-theatre/

**11-20-15–Passing along news of a special deal on tickets to see NEW CENTURY PLAYERS production of a hilarious and heartwarming comedy, “GLORIOUS!: The True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the Worst Singer in the World” that runs JANUARY 8,9,15,16,21,22,23 at 7:30pm and JANUARY 17 and 24 at 2pm. Senior Tickets $10, IF PURCHASED BEFORE DECEMBER 5. Location: Black Box Theater at Rex Putnam High School, 4950 SE Roethe Rd in Milwaukie. Tickets and more info: http://www.newcenturyplayers.org

**11-20-15–Have you entered this drawing?? Win a free program at your *PORTLAND/VANCOUVER AREA* facility or event by ElderAudience listed CHERYLL SIMMERMAN, who gets glowing reviews for her Vocals (beautiful voice), Singalongs, Karaoke, Flute and more. CHERYLL sings oldies tunes from the 1920’s-40’s as well as sacred music and hymns. http://www.elderaudience.com/cherylls-sing-alongs-and-more/ TO ENTER: Please send to pam@elderaudience.com 1) your name; 2) name of facility or program; 3) location of facility or program; and 4) a phone number, just in case. I will confirm the winner and connect you with CHERYLL to arrange for a mutually agreeable date and time for your free entertainment. DEADLINE FOR THIS CONTEST: TUESDAY DECEMBER 1

**11-20-15-“ILLINOIS” DOUG TRACY is a Folklorist and Troubadour Musician (Banjo and Guitar) who combines entertainment with history in a unique way…he travels WIDELY, sharing historic SONGS and STORIES from the era of Abe Lincoln. Listen to DOUG’S song “Three Cheers for Abe n Andy” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LlNlhXnjuU  Read about “ILLINOIS” DOUG TRACY and invite him to perform http://www.elderaudience.com/illinois-doug-tracy/

**11-20-15–Here’s someone who helps keep Portland weird! :-)LEAPIN’ LOUIE LICHTENSTEIN has travelled all over the world presenting Old-fashioned Comedy Variety Shows–with fancy lasso work, juggling, high unicycle and comedy, his programs also feature lots of audience participation. Louie (aka David Lichtenstein) wants you to know that he has special lower pricing for senior facilities. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/leapin-louie-comedy-variety-shows/

**11-19-15–REMINDER ABOUT THIS GREAT DEAL!!  1/2 Off TICKETS to see “Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus” Live! the one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up 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. WHERE: Portland’s Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway WHEN: FRIDAY, DEC 4 at 8pm; SAT, DEC 5 at 4pm & 8pm. Purchase REGULAR PRICED $55 TICKETS FOR HALF PRICE ($27.50*) Use Promo Code MARS to access this discount 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.

**11-19-15–Listen to this great sample from NEW HORIZONS BIG BAND https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Krh8P8VGMoE They are a super choice for your next party or dance! Hear familiar hits from Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Xavier Cugat, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Stan Kenton and others. *AVAILABLE EVENINGS, WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS* Read more about NEW HORIZONS BIG BAND: http://www.elderaudience.com/new-horizons-big-band/

**11-19-15–Maybe it is time to cuddle up with some bunnies!! THUMPER THERAPY bunnies are brought to you by Activity Director Tami Ingram, and they are hugely popular. In addition to the “warm and fuzzy” cuddling, Tami‘s sessions about her rabbits are very informative. Invite them for a visit. http://www.elderaudience.com/thumper-therapy-bunny-rabbits/

**11-19-15–*You are invited* to the West Coast Premiere of an exhibit of original works by CHARLES ADDAMS, beloved cartoonist and New Yorker cover artist. “Charles Addams: Family and Friends” runs THROUGH DEC 13, THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS 4-8 pm and SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS Noon-4pm at Cerimon House, 5131 NE 23rd ave in Portland. See 52 original pen & inks by Charles Addams, creator of “The Addams Family”. The collection features beloved New Yorker mag drawings from the 30’s through the 80’s as well as drawings from his own published works. Gift shop on site with lots of spooky and delightful Addams themed books and gifts! SUGGESTED DONATION for SENIOR ADMISSION is $8. Large groups may also make a reservation by writing: reservations@cerimonhouse.org

**11-19-15–I am picturing CLASSICAL & BRAZILIAN GUITARIST ALLEN MATHEWS creating the perfect musical mood at mealtime or in concert, in the presence of twinkling lights and festive wreaths…Check out one of his samples: http://www.allenmathews.com/classical-guitar-videos/ ALLEN has studied and performed througuout the world. His programs at senior facilities include background or recital format, as well as informal discussions about the guitar, music and composers. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/allen-mathews-classical-guitarist/

**11-19-15–Another lovely testimonial has come in for “SPOKEN WORD” PRESENTER JAMES HIPSHER, this time from Lisa M. at Edgewood Point Arbor Memory Care. She wrote: “…They just loved him. He has such expression and his poetry tells wonderful stories. He touched our residents lives, by bringing sunshine and laughter to the Arbor. Thanks Jim! we look forward to next time.” JIM is skilled in the (nearly) lost art of RECITING LONG POEMS FROM MEMORY rather than reading them, and he has won many Poetry Slam competitions! He gets fantastic reviews, and he visits senior facilities for no charge. Learn about JIM HIPSHER: http://www.elderaudience.com/james-hipsher-poetry/

**11-14-15–Maybe you’ve noticed the sidebar ad with the smiling gentleman in the straw hat?? (the sidebar “click-through” ads are all on the right side of each page of the ElderAudience site) MATT NEILL brings his LIVE CALLIOPE 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) The calliope is “As American as Baseball and Apple Pie”–great for Patriotic Holidays, Old Fashioned Country Fair themes, and more. MATT NEILL travels widely too! http://www.elderaudience.com/live-calliope-matt-neill/

**11-14-15–An idea whose time has come: Registered Dental Hygienist JERRI HOLBROOK brings MOBILE DENTAL CLEANINGportable 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 in Third World countries as a volunteer with her father, an oral surgeon, offering hygiene and dentistry. Learn more about MOBILE DENTAL CLEANING, a private, very affordable service! http://www.elderaudience.com/mobile-dental-cleanings/

**11-14-15–Be sure to read the excellent reviews for STANDARD TIME JAZZ DUO (professional vocalists Judy Malings & Brian Hart, who also plays piano)! In the words of a resident at Irvington Village Elderplace, “This is definitely a winning combo.” At their listing you’ll see their LENGTHY list of familiar song titles. (some great song samples at their own website too) STANDARD TIME JAZZ DUO is known for performing in a “classy and elegant jazz style”, and they bring their own high quality sound system. Check them out! http://www.elderaudience.com/standard-time-jazz-duo/

**11-14-15–Click on the SENIOR FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS category as you plan your outings: http://www.elderaudience.com/category/senior-friendly-restaurants/

**11-14-15–“MUSIC MAN” BRUCE UNDERWOOD is called a “One Man Party” by Julie K. at Providence ElderPlace. BRUCE is a longtime pop singer who offers programs ranging from Top 40, Rock, Country, and Motown to Holiday music for St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day, July 4th, and Christmas. He uses backing tracks and Karaoke to entertain at senior facilities in Portland and the Mid-Willamette Valley.  He *also* plays a very new instrument called the Handpan, which has been in existence for under twenty years. There is a long list of song titles at BRUCE’S listing. And if you go to his own website from there, you can listen to music samples–a great one is “Paper Moon”. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/music-man-bruce-underwood/

**11-14-15–What a fun combination of talents…BONNY CHIPMAN leads seniors in BELLY DANCE, YOGA, AND MEDITATION. Destiny at Van Mall Retirement wrote “…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 (these can be done in chairs too!) Available in Portland/Vancouver area (sorry, not outlying areas):  http://www.elderaudience.com/bonny-chipman-wellness/

***11-14-15–Contact the PROVIDENCE HOSPITAL STAGE BAND to invite them to play at YOUR facility. Hear the sounds of the Big Bands from the 40’s along with music from the 60’s, 70’s and more. This non-profit band gratefully accepts donations, but there is NO SET CHARGE. Check out their listing and be sure to listen to the music sample too: http://www.elderaudience.com/providence-hospital-stage-band/

**11-14-15–Take a moment to enjoy a musical sample from “ACCORDION MAN”  JOE SZABO:  http://joeszaboaccordionman.com/video.html  He 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 in COSTUME 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! http://www.elderaudience.com/joe-the-accordion-man/

**11-14-15–After a 35 year nursing career, Retired nurse JILL HEARING decided “when I grow up I want to be a musician”–and she is! JILL says that in her programs she “engages the audience, encouraging them to participate through singing, clapping, toe-tapping, and–for the more adventurous–even steppin’ out to the tunes.” Her range includes Vocal Jazz, Blues, Crooners, Swing, Pop, Gospel and Hymns, Christmas, Patriotic, and Themed events, spanning the decades of the 1920’s through the 1960’s–songs from Frank Sinatra, Etta James, Bing Crosby, and Elvis! JILL brings a karaoke system, incorporates vocal performance, and can also play the piano. It is SINGALONG time, not just a solo performance. Read more about JILL’S extensive musical experience, read the splendid review, and invite her to entertain: http://www.elderaudience.com/jill-hearing-rock-to-the-oldies/

**11-14-15–Thinking of seeing some great theatre? Take advantage of great SAVINGS on PORTLAND CENTER STAGE-GERDING THEATRE AT THE ARMORproductions! Be sure to check out this season’s lineup at http://www.pcs.org/ then **Use the promo code “VIPGROUP” when purchasing tickets to save $10 off each adult ticket online at www.pcs.org or through the box office at (503)445-3700. Valid on all performances in the 2015-2016 season. Subject to availability. **Save even more by bringing a group of 10+ seniors to a performance! For group tickets, call (503)445-3700 or email Mandym@pcs.org.

**11-14-15–Are you familiar with KEIKO MATSUO? She plays the LEVER HARP–also known as a Celtic Harp–bringing relaxing mealtime music or pleasant background music for other events! Her broad 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 a FLUTIST. She TRAVELS too! http://www.elderaudience.com/keiko-matsuo-lever-harp/

**11-14-15–Head to the EMERALD VALLEY OPRY  in Eugene for their SAT DEC 12 show! Performers include Back Porch Soiree; Mike and Carleen McCornac; Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising; Acoustic Good news; and Jimmy Bobby Band. Houseband begins 5:15 with concert from 6-9:30pm. Senior admission only $5, but $1 off admission with donation of non-Perishable food or personal item or toy! LOCATION: Powers Auditorium, Willamette High School, 1801 Echo Hollow Rd in Eugene. http://www.emeraldvalleyopry.com

**11-14-15–CONGRATS to Valerie K. at Mcloughlin Place in Oregon City for winning a free TEA TIME presentation by ElderAudience listed SUSAN PATTERSON! Invite SUSAN, who is a published poet, for some “tea-time” entertainment–she gives a fascinating talk on the HISTORY and FACTS OF TEA, along with her world famous poetry. Read about her: http://www.elderaudience.com/susan-patterson/

**11-14-15–Happy to share that GAIL HAND (“POWER OF LAUGHTER”) has once again become listed on ElderAudience.com. GAIL is a MOTIVATIONAL HUMORIST and LAUGHTER YOGA Leader who has worked with more than 100 senior communities since 2004. When she visits, she offers Laughter Yoga exercises and companionship with her little chihuahua dogs Zippy and Zoe! GAIL is also highly regarded for her professional development sessions for staff. She offers discounts for frequent bookings, and she travels widely. “Laughter overcomes hardening of the attitudes” :-) Learn more:

**11-14-15–WONDERFUL testimonial just received for MISS BEHAVINS‘ womens vocal trio…Randi G., Life Enrichment Director at Redwood Heights Assisted Living in Salem wrote: “Miss behavins were so great! Our residents loved that they were dressed up. Their voices are beautiful! They have to be great when a family member of the facility thinks the performers are singing to something that is recorded :-) Everyone had a great time.” Read about MISS BEHAVINS and invite them to entertain you with Oldies from the 40’s, Big Band, and Swing tunes with pre-recorded background music. http://www.elderaudience.com/missbehavins-vocal-trio/

**11-14-15–See ARTISTS REPERTORY THEATRE’S production of “BROOMSTICK”, the Northwest Premiere of a critically acclaimed “fairytale-twisted yarn of delightful humor and spine-tingling suspense” that runs through Nov 22! Location: 1515 SW Morrison in Portland. Artists Rep also offers GROUP DISCOUNTS! More info: http://www.elderaudience.com/artists-repertory-theatre-2/ http://www.artistsrep.org/

**11-14-15–Congrats to Bev S., a volunteer with City of Vancouver 50+ Trips program, for winning 2 free tickets to SANDY ACTORS THEATRE‘s upcoming comedy, “ARTICHOKE”. This “touching and funny play offers a warm-hearted glimpse into the lives of a Canadian farm family coming to grips, at last, with a long-standing internal crisis” runs now THROUGH DEC 6, FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS at 7:30pm and SUNDAYS at 3pm. Senior Tickets $12 at the door or online at http://www.sandyactorstheatre.org. WHERE: 17433 Meinig Ave in Sandy (behind Ace Hardware)

**11-14-15–OLD AURORA COLONY MUSEUM invites you to “Celebrate the Holidays with Wine and Chocolate” on SAT DEC 5 & SUN DEC 6 from 11am to 5pm. TICKETS FOR TWO at special price of $39 if purchased in advance, lets you sample Oregon wines and gourmet chocolates. Live music by HEARTSTRINGS (ElderAudience listed Nancy Downie is part of this duo) on SAT DEC 5. PLUS, with your tickets you will receive $15.00 in “Aurora Bucks” good toward wine, food, and merchandise at participating merchants.  Purchase tickets and learn more: http://auroracolony.com/wp/wine-chocolate-walk-2/?utm_source=Wine+Walk+2015+%231+announcement&utm_campaign=2015+Wine+Walk+%231&utm_medium=email

**11-14-15–Catch these FREE DAYTIME music events at Portland State University’s Lincoln Performance Hall (room 75), 1620 SW Park ave: OREGON GUITAR QUARTET plays on THURSDAY, NOV 19 at NOON; and OPERA SCENES on THURSDAY, DEC 3 at NOON. More info: http://music.pdx.edu/calendar/

**11-13-15–Words of praise just came in for Magician DAN BURNS:“… Dan put on a fantastic show that entertained all of my folks. If you are an AD, you know that this is difficult to do! Especially with residents at different stages in their disease. Dan engaged one on one with almost every person there, and made everybody feel special…” Read more about DAN BURNS and invite him to entertain: http://www.elderaudience.com/dan-the-magic-man/  

**11-7-15–Jazz Vocalist LYNN ROSS is a longtime professional musician whose repertoire spans the 1930’s to the 70’s–she sings tunes from the Great American Songbook as well as Pop songs, all accompanied by digital music tracks–perfect for dining, listening and/or dancing! Check out some of the titles at her listing, and be sure to listen to the samples she has at her own website. Think you’ll agree that she has a wonderful voice–plus she gets very strong reviews. **NO CHARGE! LYNN does gratefully accept donations, especially if she needs to travel far.**Her availability right now is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the day, or evenings at 7pm on other days. Read about LYNN ROSS: http://www.elderaudience.com/jazz-vocals-with-lynn-ross/

**11-7-15–He comes with the highest marks—Praise abounds for Pianist (and former long term care administrator) MONTE WATTERS! He travels WIDELY, entertaining at many senior facilities, including Memory Care settings. Hear music from the 30’s to today: Swing,Pop,Standards,Blues, Country, Romantic, Gospel and Holiday tunes. Take a listen to some of MONTE‘S samples! http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/montewatters Invite him to perform: http://www.elderaudience.com/monte-watters-pianist/

**11-7-15–Bring in a your own personal trainer who specializes in exercise for mature bodies :-) BELINDA BALOGH works with individuals and small groups, offering assistance with BALANCE, STRENGTH TRAINING, FALL PREVENTION, FLEXIBILITY, PAIN REDUCTION, CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH, and more–even for those with Hip/Knee/Shoulder replacements. She COMES TO YOU, with specialized attention, privacy, and convenience!! BELINDA travels between PORTLAND and WILSONVILLE. Try a session or two!  http://www.elderaudience.com/boomer-fitness-solutions-belinda-balogh/

**11-7-15–They have limited availability, but I encourage you to see if you can get the LEIKARRINGEN SCANDINAVIAN DANCERS to perform for you! This is a troupe of children in several age groups who perform dances from Nordic countries, such as the “Shoemaker Dance”, the Vava Vadmal (a “Weave” dance from Sweden), and Rorospols from Norway. LEIKARRINGEN DANCERS are available for just a *FEW* engagements at senior facilities in PORTLAND METRO area, mostly on Tuesday evenings and weekend afternoons. NO CHARGE, but donations cheerfully accepted! Read about them: http://www.elderaudience.com/leikarringen-scandinavian-dancers/

**11-7-15–“One Woman Band” is a way to describe ELIZABETH WISLER, who plays a special ROLAND FR8X ACCORDION that produces a full sound including voices, instruments and drums! She has a HUGE 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’S listing. She travels WIDELY! http://www.elderaudience.com/elizabeth-wisler-music-around-the-world/

**11-7-15–This performer goes way back :-)..As a child in the 1940’s BENNIE (PAT) PATRIDGE 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…With a voice influenced by Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, Harry Belafonte, Nat “King” Cole, Tony Bennett, and others, BENNIE presents his show, “BEN’S MUSICAL SMILES”–featuring music from Broadway, “Oldies but Goodies”, Rhythm and Blues, Gospel and Christian music. He Travels Widely! Learn more:

**11-7-15-–Not your typical entertainment!! James Stugart presents ICEovationCustom ICE SCULPTURES with a chainsaw or chipped with a chisel–he’ll replicate from a photo, drawing, or concept of what you are envisioning for that perfect ice sculpture to fit your special occasion. Beautiful and distinctive! Learn more:  http://www.elderaudience.com/iceovation-ice-sculptures/

**11-7-15–Have you heard one of SIG UNANDER‘s inspiring presentations? He is a very popular SPEAKER who’s latest presentation is on “The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906″. SIG 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! http://www.elderaudience.com/sig-unander-speaker/

**11-7-15-–If you have fans of Folk, Celtic, Blues and Seasonal Music, invite the ROBERT RICHTER DUO to bring their FIDDLE AND GUITAR program to you, along with stories and audience participation. Click on the samples at their listing. ROBERT RICHTER DUO travels WIDELY.  http://www.elderaudience.com/robert-richter-duo/

**11-7-15–Looking for a band for dances or parties? Check out the CARROLL RAAUM SWING ORCHESTRA. They are an 18-piece Big Band that plays the best of Big Band Music from the 1920’s to today. They want you to know that they can TAILOR THE SIZE AND INSTRUMENTS in the BAND to suit your needs. They have affordable rates, and get positive reviews. Listen to a sample: http://www.portlandbigband.com/repertoire.html Learn more about CARROLL RAAUM SWING ORCHESTRA http://www.elderaudience.com/carroll-raaum-swing-orchestra/

**11-7-15–Take a trip without leaving home…MARY KNIGHT presents “Armchair Travel” sessions. She has visited numerous countries and is eager to share her colorful slides, history and anecdotes from these travels. See presentations on Germany, France England,Austria, Scotland, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, as well as the city of Venice, plus Castles,Palaces, and Gardens. MARY has a background in advertising, public relations, freelance writing and public speaking, and she is pleased to bring her programs to your facility for NO CHARGE! **Available on Portland’s West Side, Beaverton and Tigard. (Please provide a microphone) http://www.elderaudience.com/armchair-travel-with-mary-knight/  

**11-7-15–Are you familiar with highly praised musician DOM FRANCO? He plays Hawaiian Steel Guitar–Book him for *Hawaiian Luau’s* as well as for COWBOY and COUNTRY WESTERN music, HYMNS and contemporary Christian music. Here’s a link to a great sample of DOM’s music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ2edjTI450&feature=youtu.be  Read more about DOM FRANCO http://www.elderaudience.com/dom-franco-steel-guitar/

**11-7-15–STUMPTOWN STAGES presents THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL, a companion to the original The Great American Trailer Park Musical–just as much of a “cat-fightin’, sun-worshippin’, chair-throwin’ good time-—but with tinsel and Keg Nog.” RUNS DECEMBER 10-DECEMBER 27 at Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, Brunish Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway Ave in Portland.**SPECIAL ELDERAUDIENCE DISCOUNT ($26 versus $45) on Saturday or Sunday matinee performances! 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. More info: http://www.stumptownstages.org/#!great-american-trailer-park-christmas/c1oyn

**11-7-15–Attend this FREE DAYTIME CONCERT! PORTLAND WIND SYMPHONY invites you to St. Anne’s Chapel at Marylhurst University, 17600 Pacific Highway just south of Lake Oswego on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6 at 2pm. Featured is the narrated “Night Before Christmas”, along with music by John Williams, Percy Grainger, Alfred Reed, and a suite from The Nutcracker Ballet. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted. More information is available at www.pcws.org

**11-7-15–Visit the WILLAMETTE HERITAGE CENTER in Salem! “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!  Special rates for adults, senior and student groups of 10 or more. Groups receive special docent led tours of the Early Settlement Houses, Thomas Kay Woolen Mill or both. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/willamette-heritage-center/ 

**11-7-15–Have you looked at the recently added listing for DAVID COOLEY?  He presents a “PLAY IT AGAIN SAM” PIANO BAR SHOW  (solo) as well as a “Swingin’ Hearts & Rockin’ Souls” Vegas style show backed by the 2-7 piece David Cooley Band. DAVID is a very versatile, longtime pianist/vocalist influenced by SINATRA, ELVIS, HANK WILLIAMS, NEIL DIAMOND, LOUIS ARMSTRONG, THE BEATLES, and 70s-80′s music. He offers many themes including Patriotic, Holiday, Movies & Broadway, 50’s Sock Hop, Classic Country, Rock’n’Roll, and Old Time Piano Bar material. Check out his listing and be sure to click on the link for music samples. DAVID COOLEY travels! http://www.elderaudience.com/david-cooley-play-it-again-sam/

**11-7-15–REMINDER! Attend this Holiday Musical! VA VA VOOM TROUPE presents “A Christmas to Remember” telling the funny story of how Santa Claus finds himself single again after hundreds of years being married to Mrs. Claus.  :-) WED,TH,FRI DECEMBER 9,10,11 with shows at 2pm PLUS a 7pm show on FRIDAY DEC 11. Location: Vancouver Performance Center at Barberton Grange, 9400 NE 72nd ave in Vancouver. Tickets $10 at the door. More info at http://www.vavavoomtroupe.com or (503)314-0299 

**11-3-15–Kitty Collins and Luke Moore are THE MELLOW TONES. They offer vocals from “the Golden Age of voices from yesteryear”–songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Dean Martin, Patsy Cline, Ella Fitzgerald and others. As a young woman, Kitty Collins sang with a big band along with Mel Torme! In addition to singing, she plays keyboard and they have pre-recorded big band music for dances. Connie R., from Rose Schnitzer Tower wrote, “…They were a fun couple which drew a sizable attendance, and all enjoyed listening and singing…We’d like them to come back again.” Invite the MELLOW TONES to entertain. They travel too! http://www.elderaudience.com/the-mellow-tones-singing-duo/

**11-1-15–Husband and wife duo Mark and Helena Greathouse comprise GREAT HOUSE OF MUSIC–their shows include Accordion, Song and Dance in Cabaret style, using costumes and props! Holly at Country Meadows Village wrote: “Great House of Music came to my facility today and were very entertaining! My residents LOVED Helena’s outfit changes and especially loved when she explained the history behind her first traditional outfit. Their use of props was refreshing and welcome–not many entertainers take the time to incorporate fun props anymore! They are a very cute couple and fun to watch!” Read more about GREAT HOUSE OF MUSIC and invite them to entertain: http://www.elderaudience.com/great-house-of-music/

**11-1-15–Time to line up a visit from SANTA, if you haven’t already!

**11-1-15–With the recent buzz about water being found on Mars, consider inviting the VERY popular HISTORY OF SPACE presenter DAVE SUING, to bring a presentation to you. He gets glowing reviews for his sessions, where audiences learn about the beginning of N.A.S.A., the Apollo Moon Missions and various astronauts, and play a fun “space trivia” quiz. Plus, DAVE shows a short dvd with video of moonwalks. DAVE SUING Travels WIDELY!   http://www.elderaudience.com/dave-suing-history-of-space/ 

**11-1-15–I’ve just updated the music sample link for THE UPTOWNERS, who call themselves the “Great American Songbook Duo”–Check this out to get an idea of their great vibe… http://carrierambo.com/media/listen/ Vocalist Carrie Rambo and Jazz Pianist Bill French have an extensive repertoire of familiar songs (be sure to see the titles at their listing as well as the lovely reviews). THE UPTOWNERS travel widely and have flexible schedules. Invite them to entertain! http://www.elderaudience.com/the-uptowners-your-great-americansongbook-duo/ 

**11-1-15–Get in the Holiday spirit by attending OREGON PRO ARTE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA’S concert, “Rhapsody in Blue” on SATURDAY, DEC 12 at 7:30pm. Location: Warner Pacific U. McGuire Auditorium, 2219 SE 68th ave in Portland. Senior Tix $10 at door or online at http://www.oregonproarte.org  On the program is music by Mozart, von Suppe, Gershwin, and special seasonal encores!  

**10-31-15–RECENTLY LISTED 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/  

**10-31-15–Master STORYTELLER KEN IVERSON has special programs for different seasons and holidays…he writes that his THANKSGIVING themed show includes “laughter and tugs at the heart as the stories all touch on memories most of us have tucked away. From the festive dinner where everything goes wrong, yet it ends up being so right; the mother who follows her intuition and learns much; to a story of immigrants and their first Thanksgiving in their new country and the surprise that changes everything. This is a great show for seniors and for families too.” For CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS Ken says “In celebrating Christmas I have chosen wonderful stories that most people have never heard. Most are older stories, with a few newer ones included too. All of these tales capture the spirit of Christmas, of giving, and receiving and gathering to celebrate…” And as you look further out on your calendars to next Spring, think of KEN for his ST. PATRICK’S DAY programs which are so popular that they book up quickly! “…My celebration of all things Irish includes many stories that weave from laughter to tugs at the heart to disbelief at what the Irish will sometimes do, and say!..Everybody needs a good laugh and this show fills the bill!” Invite KEN IVERSON to tell stories: http://www.elderaudience.com/ken-iverson-storyteller/  

**10-31-15–Have you come across this listed SPEAKER on ElderAudience? BOB ROBINSON is a longtime Sports Writer and the Author of 4 books on OREGON SPORTS HISTORY, including the Portland Trailblazers’ Title Season; Blazer player Bill Walton; Golf in Oregon; and Oregon Sports Stories. Read about BOB and invite him to share his fascinating Oregon sports stories! NO CHARGE. http://www.elderaudience.com/bob-robinson-speaker-oregon-sports-history/

**10-31-15–Take a moment to check out this sample of the SEYMOUR BAKER BAND performing the old rock tune, “Bye Bye Love”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQ5S5qTeqyU&feature=youtu.be  This Duo are long time performers who sing and play songs of James Taylor, Paul Simon, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and more, along with HYMNS and contemporary church music. SEYMOUR BAKER BAND travels! http://www.elderaudience.com/seymour-baker-band/

**10-31-15–Have you had a program by WILL SPILLETTE? He has experience coordinating programs at a Memory Care facility, where he would often entertain residents. WILL sings songs from the 20’s-40’s, along with Country, Jazz,Folk, HOLIDAY songs, early Rock tunes, and HYMNS! He engages listeners with jokes and shares tidbits about the artists and songs. His “One-Man Band” sound is created by electric and acoustic guitars plus a Boss RC-300 Loopstation. Check out his listing, read his reviews, then invite WILL SPILLETTE to entertain you. http://www.elderaudience.com/william-spillette-one-man-band/   

**10-25-15–The lead female singer for the much loved well-known local group, JOHNNY LIMBO AND THE LUGNUTS is ElderAudience listed BARBARA CECIL, who performs a blend of 50’s, 60’s and Country music. She is a dynamo! Check out her version of “Mr. Postman” to learn why she is such a hit at local senior facilities: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Mfi7zslb0o
Contact BARBARA CECIL to entertain you. http://www.elderaudience.com/barbara-cecil/

**10-25-15–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 has a deep, resonant voice–he sings CLASSIC COUNTRY SONGS, “SMOOTH COUNTRY BLUES”, while accompanying himself on rhythm guitar with background pre-recorded instrumentals. He gets truly wonderful reviews–be sure to read them at his listing. JOHN CANNON also TRAVELS! http://www.elderaudience.com/smooth-country-blues-with-john-cannon/

**10-25-15–Some SENIOR FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS to consider as part of an upcoming outing…MEDLEY TEA & CAFE offers a wonderful assortment of delicious breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea items. Print out their ElderAudience listing and present to your server to get a 10% discount! http://www.elderaudience.com/medley-tea-cafe/ OTTO & ANITA’S BAVARIAN CAFE  http://www.elderaudience.com/otto-and-anitas-bavarian-restaurant/    draws raves for authentic German fare along with scrumptious house made pastries. They are open for Lunch Tuesday through Friday and Dinner Tuesday through Saturday, and they have a banquet room available to seat larger groups. Print out their ElderAudience listing and present to your server to get a free cup of Otto’s famous “dill pickle soup” (when ordered with an entree); and longtime family-owned REEDVILLE CAFE in Hillsboro features breakfast ALL DAY, lunch, dinner, and splendid desserts (their dessert chef trained at Papa Haydn’s in Portland) 7 days a week http://www.elderaudience.com/reedville-cafe/ in Hillsboro.

**10-25-15–She has a fascinating life story to share…Author ANGELICA “ANGEL” PILATO was the manager of an Air Force officers’ club in Thailand during the Vietnam War. She wrote an engaging memoir, titled “Angel’s Truck Stop”, that recounts a woman’s struggle to fit into a man’s world…The young Captain Pilato was warned her assignment was in a war zone “unfit for a woman.” The book has been described as hilarious and at times, heart-wrenching. Invite ANGELICA PILATO to speak about those days. Learn more http://www.elderaudience.com/angelica-angel-pilato/

**10-25-15–What a combination of talents!! LAILA MURPHY not only has a gorgeous, professionally trained voice, but she ALSO plays classical FLUTE! Her VOCALS feature a lot of BROADWAY melodies such as “Some Enchanted Evening” from South Pacific, “Climb Every Mountain” and “The Sound of Music” from The Sound of Music, “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess,“Memory” from CATS, and “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man” from Showboat. Her FLUTE repertoire includes music by Bach, Handel,Gershwin and others. Be sure to click on the music samples at LAILA’S listing, including the one of her singing the lead role in Showboat!  http://www.elderaudience.com/laila-murphy-singer-and-flute/

**10-25-15–THE CAMPBELL’S (spouses KIM & TERRY)–have just about the WIDEST variety of musical themes to offer–50’s “Sock Hop”, Holidays, Love Songs, Patriotic, Western, Country, etc., and ALL with HUMOR. This Duo (singers with guitar) gets unsurpassed reviews, including from my friend Fred, resident of a local senior facility who reports to me his pleasure every time they entertain there! Be sure to check out KIM & TERRY’s music sample and the many wonderful reviews at their listing. They are based in the Portland/Vancouver area but will also TRAVEL to the Coast. http://www.elderaudience.com/kim-n-terrys-musical-show/ 

**10-25-15–Are you familiar with YOURS & OURS TRIO? They perform tunes from the Great American Songbook, especially those from the 1920’s – 1960’s. They feature Classic Standards and Romantic Ballads, bringing back musical memories, plus the occasional joke! Kathleen M. wrote to them: “Thank you all for the fabulous show here ….The residents raved about your music and urged us to schedule you for another performance.”  Invite YOURS & OURS TRIO to entertain: http://www.elderaudience.com/yours-and-ours-trio/ 

**10-25-15–LISA PETERSON is a Board Certified Music Therapist. Her programs combine GROUP MUSIC MAKING with accordion and piano, where participants listen, sing, play instruments and even dance to familiar Sing-along tunes from the 20’s- 50’s, Hymns, Patriotic and Folk songsLISA gets lovely reviews and has been described as having “an infectious smile, a warm heart, boundless energy, and filled with positive vibes!…” Invite her for a session  http://www.elderaudience.com/connections-music-therapy-lisa-peterson/ 

**10-25-15–ELIZABETH CARSON offers a fun and unusual activity that combines yoga, dance, relaxation and breath–it is called CHAIR YOGA DANCE, and she is is certified as a leader in these CHAIR-BASED “Let Your Yoga Dance” sessions. ELIZABETH explains “Dancing to music stimulates brain function, while the yoga builds strength and flexibility, increases energy and vitality. Plus, it’s fun!” Be sure to read the fine testimonials at her listing: http://www.elderaudience.com/chair-yoga-dance-with-elizabeth-carson/

**10-25-15–So delighted to WELCOME BACK to ElderAudience Swing Era Crooner & Pianist MATTHEW CASEY! With great voice and skill, MATTHEW performs “the biggest hits of the greatest generation – music by Sinatra, Nat Cole, Duke, Bing and many more.” He entertains solo OR with his Swing Duo or Trio. He gets wonderful reviews. Be sure to click on some of the musical samples at his listing, then invite him for a program: http://www.elderaudience.com/matthew-casey-swing-era-piano-and-vocals/ 

**10-25-15–Have you had a visit by PAMMIE PAYNE and her PAMinals?? She is a Veterinary Technician who shares her fun, educational program of various exotic creatures–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/

**10-25-15–Now that the rains have set in…Brighten up the darker days by asking the OREGON OLD TIME FIDDLERS entertain with toe tappin’ fiddle music! This group has fiddlers all over the Northwest, performing “the music Grandpa and Grandma used to listen and dance to.” http://www.elderaudience.com/oregon-oldtime-fiddlers/

**10-25-15–Passing along another terrific testimonial for singer EMMY HOROWITZ, who brings you 60’s Classics & Jazz Standards. Michelle K. from the Pearl at Kruse Way wrote: “I booked Emmy Horowitz for an hour session last week and I just wanted to tell you how pleased I was with her. Not only was she very punctual and professional but she has such a lovely voice and delightful personality that really came through in her performance. We cannot wait to book her again!…” Read about EMMY HOROWITZ (who ALSO has a background of providing massage services at senior facilities), check out the long list of familiar songs she performs, plus more great reviews, and invite her to do a show:  http://www.elderaudience.com/emmy-horowitz-sings/  

**10-22-15–BIGFOOT LANE is a String Band ensemble with string bass, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar and vocals. They play OLD-TIME, BLUEGRASS, FOLK, SWING/JAZZ and originals for appreciative audiences in the EUGENE area THROUGHOUT OREGON. Here’s a sample of their “White Water Rag”http://bigfootlane.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Track-4.mp3  Peter M. from Cascade Manor was absolutely glowing in his review of BIGFOOT LANE. In part, he wrote: “I have listened to so many favorable comments from the seniors where I work and who have had the chance to listen, tap their toes, slap their legs in time with and sing along with BigFoot Lane… Their music was a nice blend of voices and instruments ranging from mellow blue grass style favorites to very upbeat original compositions…” Invite BIGFOOT LANE to entertain you! http://www.elderaudience.com/bigfoot-lane/


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