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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**4-18-15–REMINDER! Plan on attending NORTHWEST SENIOR THEATRE’s SPRING, 2015 Show: “COLORFUL MELODIES”, featuring tunes including Blue Skies, A Purple Cow, Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue, Yellow Submarine and lots of music from Rodgers, Hammerstein and Berlin. Plus Dancing, Comedy, and Merriment! WHEN: Wed, May 20; Thurs, May 21; Fri, May 22; and Sat, May 23. All performances start at 2:00 p.m. It is Open Seating so come early–It fills up fast! $5 donation appreciated. Location: Alpenrose Dairy Opera House, 6149 SW Shattuck Rd. in Portland.**If you are coming as a group by bus or van please arrive by 1:30 and let Betty know in advance by calling (503)227-2003 or bettymer@comcast.net   http://www.elderaudience.com/northwest-senior-theatre/ 

**4-13-15–Fascinating! “ILLINOIS” DOUG TRACY is a Folklorist and Troubadour Musician (Banjo and Guitar) who travels WIDELY, sharing historic songs and stories from the era of Abe Lincoln! Listen to this sample song of his, “Three Cheers for Abe on Andy” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LlNlhXnjuU Read more about “ILLINOIS” DOUG TRACY and invite him for a program: http://www.elderaudience.com/illinois-doug-tracy/

**4-13-15–“PROPS, PROPERLY DONE!” is the name of the One-woman Variety show that BETTE LONGDEN presents at senior facilities. BETTE’S show includes stories, humor, audience interaction, and of course, PROPS. Lately, BETTE has even been competing in stand-up comedy events! Read about her and invite her to perform. http://www.elderaudience.com/bette-longden-variety-show/

**4-13-15–If you have lovers of Classical Guitar and Brazilian music, invite ALLEN MATHEWS to perform. ALLEN is a local college and private instructor of Classical Guitar, and he specializes in BRAZILIAN music. He has lived, studied and performed in Rio de Janeiro and played throughout the US and internationally! In his programs at senior facilities he enjoys interacting with the audience and discussing the background of composers and the music he plays. Read about ALLEN MATHEWS

**4-13-15–LAUGH your way into Springtime…have CERTIFIED LAUGHTER YOGA LEADER LAURA LOU PAPE-MCCARTHY bring you some LAUGHTER YOGA sessions! LAUGHTER YOGA cultivates playfulness and joy as it increases oxygen to the brain and heightens body awareness. LAURA LOU‘s background in theatre and circus clowning adds to the fun. She also teaches Tai Chi Basics and Chair Yoga too! Be sure to read her super testimonials. http://www.elderaudience.com/laughter-yoga-tai-chi-laura-lou/

**4-13-15–I love the name of this group…PICKLED PEPPERS KITCHEN BAND is a group of 5 professional women who sing and play guitar, banjo, ukulele, washboard, washtub and percussions. They entertain with Folk and Country music, including songs by Pete Seeger, John Denver, Tom Paxton and others. Be sure to click on their music samples at their listing, read the recent terrific review, and then contact them for a program. **They are mainly available Friday evenings and Weekends.

**4-13-15–IRILLA SWANSON is a highly experienced teacher and professional artist who offers ART CLASSES“WATERCOLOR PAINTING, FUN & EASY” at senior facilities in the Portland/Gresham/Vancouver/ areas as well as Woodburn and McMinnville. She gets great reviews for her FUN, RELAXING, and ENERGIZING classes. IRILLA’S classes are for ALL levels of painters. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/art-classes-irilla-swanson/

**4-13-15–FREE EVENT! ElderAudience listed entertainer DAVID RUTIEZER (“THE DAVID SHOW”) is also a published poet. He presents his poems as part of National Poetry Month on SUNDAY, APRIL 19 at 7pm, at Holy Names Heritage Center. 17425 Holy Names Drive in Lake Oswego (2 miles south of George Rogers Park on Highway 43) Sponsored by Peregrine Literary Series, which showcases writers, artists and musicians who work expresses the Pacific Northwest spirit and heritage.**Canned food goods will be collected for the Marylhurst University Food Pantry. Read about DAVID RUTIEZER and invite him to perform his Music-filled One Man VARIETY SHOW show at your facility: http://www.elderaudience.com/the-david-show/

**4-13-15–A few upcoming events at Portland’s LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE (0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd in Portland)…**THURSDAY, APRIL 23 at 7:30pmLewis & Clark’s Wind Symphony and Percussion Ensemble present their Spring Concert in Evans Auditorium. Tickets $5-$10.(https://t.e2ma.net/click/qrtwh/eyy3ng/28ey2b)**TUESDAY, APRIL 28 at 7pmFREE Senior Fiction Reading. Hear readings of original works of fiction by senior students from the Advanced Fiction Writing course in Frank Manor House. Refreshments will be provided. (https://t.e2ma.net/click/qrtwh/eyy3ng/emhy2b)**TUESDAY APRIL 28 at 7:30 pmJAZZ NIGHT with Lewis & Clark jazz combos in Evans Auditorium. Tickets $5-$10 (https://t.e2ma.net/click/qrtwh/eyy3ng/ueiy2b)

**4-13-15–SWING STREET DANCING FRIENDS invites you to a WEDNESDAY  AFTERNOON dance at the Oregon City Pioneer Community Center, 615 5th st in Oregon City on WED APRIL 29 from 12:45-3:00 pm. $5 admission. Hear the SWING STREET DIXIELAND BAND which will include Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz and the Latin rhythm dances. More info: http://www.swingst.com or call (503)769-5598 

**4-13-15–Are you familiar with the CONCHORDS CHORALE? This group which consists of 50 singers, perform about ten concerts each year at senior facilities and churches, on a “FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED” basis. PLUS, they have several smaller groups (trios, quartets, etc.) who are available to entertain you. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/conchords-chorale/

**4-13-15–REMINDER to attend  NEW CENTURY PLAYERS OF MILWAUKIE‘S new production of Agatha Christie’s “WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION”, a fast-paced courtroom drama that keeps us guessing to the end. WHEN: May 1-17, evenings at 7:30pm and Sunday Matinees at 3pm. WHERE: MASONIC TEMPLE LODGE, 10636 SE Main st in Milwaukie. Senior Tickets $12. More info and tickets: http://www.newcenturyplayers.org/witness-for-the-prosecution.html

**4-13-15–REMINDER to check out recently listed JAZZ Vocalist LYNN ROSS, a longtime professional whose music spans the 30’s to the 70’s–tunes from the Great American Songbook as well as pop songs, all accompanied by digital music tracks–perfect for dining, listening and/or dancing! LYNN has a HUGE repertoire–be sure to see some of the titles at her listing, and take a moment to listen to to the samples she has at her own website. She is has a terrific voice and gets wonderful reviews. **NO CHARGE! Lynn does gratefully accept donations, especially if she needs to travel far.** Her availability right now is Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the day, or evenings at 7pm on other days. Read about LYNN ROSS and invite her to perform for you: http://www.elderaudience.com/jazz-vocals-with-lynn-ross/

**4-13-15–Have you visited the TWO RIVERS HERITAGE MUSEUM? Located in Washougal, Washington across from the Pendleton Store, (about half an hour from Portland) the MUSEUM offers a fascinating look at the area’s history: Native American artifacts and antique baskets, antiques and memorabilia including dolls and toys, household furniture, kitchen gadgets, books, clothing, tools, mining, logging, and other items from East Clark County, Camas and Washougal’s historic business and pioneer heritage. Plus, more than 6000 photographs and 200 oral histories of pioneering families of East Clark County. See the Carriage House building with buggy, sleigh, blacksmith display and local industry artifacts. Browse books on local history by local authors in the Museum store. SENIOR ADMISSION only $2. Guided Tours available too! More info: http://www.elderaudience.com/two-rivers-heritage-museum/ 

**4-13-15–Attend PORTLAND CIVIC THEATRE GUILD’S next daytime Play Reading on TUESDAY, MAY 5 at 10 am! It’s the Broadway musical, “Baby”a play that follows three couples as they deal with the painful, rewarding, and agonizingly funny consequences of becoming parents. Location: The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th (at Clay) in Portland. Tickets are $10 at the door and include complimentary coffee, tea and light refreshments. www.portlandcivictheatreguild.org

**4-13-15–I recently received two super testimonials for Magician DAN BURNS. Here are excerpts: Laura M. at The Springs at Sunnyview wrote: “…We had a huge crowd for Dan Burns and our residents loved him! His show was interactive, comical, and full of surprises. The residents gasped more than once at the magic tricks he performed and the best part of all was the bunny!..” Mandie K. at Avamere Court in Keizer shared: “…he was wonderful! He was so enthusiastic and involved a lot of the residents in the magic acts, as well as getting them all to participate. They all had a really fun experience…” Learn more about MAGICIAN DAN BURNS and invite him for a program: http://www.elderaudience.com/dan-the-magic-man/

**4-13-15–Here’s the lineup for the SATURDAY, MAY 9th EMERALD VALLEY OPRY show in Eugene! Urban Monroes (Original & Traditional Bluegrass); Billy McCoy (Great Country); Monroe Street (Americana); Timothy Patrick (Acoustic Humorist); and Gumbo Grove (‘Folk-Fueled Fungrass’) House band at 5:15 followed by concert from 6-9:30pm. Location: Powers Auditorium, Willamette High School, 1801 Echo Hollow Rd. in Eugene. Senior tickets $5. Info: (541)688-0937 http://www.emeraldvalleyopry.com

**4-12-15-Author, Poet, and Expert on Tea SUSAN PATTERSON invites you to celebrate Poetry Month with her on SUNDAY, APRIL 26 at 2pm, at “Tea’s Me”, located at 1601 B SE River Road in Hillsboro. http://teasme.net/ Enjoy a scrumptious tea-time along with a reading of SUSAN’S world famous tea poetry. EACH GUEST receives a table top, hard back edition of SUSAN’S book, “Musings With a Cuppa-The Poetry of Tea”! $25 admission. Call (503)547-8617 to reserve. OR, have SUSAN present one of her fascinating TEA POETRY programs at your own facility or event! Learn more about SUSAN PATTERSON http://www.elderaudience.com/susan-patterson/

**4-12-15–Wow!! Read what one audience member (Robert V.,who resides at Glenmoore Senior Living) wrote about a recent performance by the NEW HORIZONS BIG BAND: “I’m a 96 year old resident at Glenmoore Senior Living Center where your band played for us last Saturday. During my lifetime I experienced listening to bands such as Tommy Dorsey,Glenn Miller, Les Brown et al. I just want to say that your band took me back so realistically to the past that it was the same as a live performance from one of those mentioned above. Your band’s professionalism was so outstanding it brought tears to my eyes in remembrance of the times they starred in the past. I can’t thank you enough for one of the most enjoyable evenings of entertainment I’ve had in many, many years. I know I speak for each of the senior residents of Glenmoore. We are still talking about that great performance by your band. Again my thanks and deepest appreciation for your great performance here andfor bringing back so many fond memories.”  Learn more about NEW HORIZONS BIG BAND, and check out some of the many music samples I have added for them:  http://www.elderaudience.com/new-horizons-big-band/ 

**4-12-15–OREGON CARE PARTNERS wants you to know that they offer FREE CLASSES (and Free CEU’s) for caregivers NOW UNTIL JUNE 30. These are open to professional and direct care staff including RNs, LPNs, CNAs, CMAs, Social Workers, Pharmacists, Physicians, Health Care Administrators as well as FAMILY MEMBERS! Both ONLINE and IN-PERSON classes are available. Topics covered include MEDICATION MGT; CARING FOR PERSONS WITH ALZHEIMERS AND RELATED DEMENTIAS; STRATEGIES TO MANAGE CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS; and ALZHEIMERS LEADERSHIP TRAINING. More info: www.OregonCarePartners.com

**4-7-15–STUMPTOWN STAGES presents “SOUL HARMONY”, a musical that tells the story of the birth of R&B Music. APRIL 16-MAY 3, Thurs/Fri/Sat @ 7:30 PM, Sat/Sun @ 2 PM. Location: Brunish Theatre, Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 SW Broadway in Portland “In the late 40s an unlikely partnership between a young Jewish woman and a dynamic black male vocal group gave birth to a new genre of music that would ignite a generation, R&B! Soul Harmony reveals their rise to music nobility and the role they and their music played in challenging segregation in the South.” Get a 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. http://www.elderaudience.com/stumptown-stages-musical-theatre/ 

**4-6-15–Are you familiar with KEITH TAYLOR? He is a truly extraordinary talent, specializing in RAGTIME and EARLY AMERICAN piano. Classically trained–including in Paris–and with a background as a composer as well as a performer, KEITH travels a wide circuit (he lives on a ranch near Baker,Oregon), making it over the mountains on the 2ND WEEKEND of most months. One of the most interesting aspects of KEITH’S programs is that he can bring OLD-TIME SILENT MOVIES and a projector, and plays ragtime music to accompany the movies! Learn more about him and be sure to listen to the samples. His playing is fantastic! http://www.elderaudience.com/keith-taylor-ragtime/

**4-6-15–They are WELL LOVED, and so very VERSATILE!! KIM and TERRY CAMPBELL both sing, and TERRY plays guitar. They offer MANY varied musical programsWestern, Country, Love Songs, Patriotic, 50’s “Sock Hop”, Holidays and more. All with HUMOR! Be sure to check out their music sample and read the GLOWING reviews at their listing. KIM n’ TERRY are based in the Portland/Vancouver area but will also TRAVEL to the COAST. http://www.elderaudience.com/kim-n-terrys-musical-show/

**4-6-15–BENNIE (Pat) PATRIDGE began his singing career in the 1940’s as a child in California, where he appeared in movies, performed with Count Basie’s band, and was a regular at Hollywood’s legendary Rag Doll Nightclub! With a voice influenced by Frank Sinatra,  Johnny Mathis, Harry Belafonte, Nat “King”Cole, Tony Bennett, and others, he presents his show, “BEN’S MUSICAL SMILES”–featuring music from Broadway, “Oldies but Goodies”, Rhythm and Blues, Gospel and Christian music. Pat Travels Widely! Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/bens-musical-smiles-with-bennie-pat-patridge/

**4-6-15–Do you enjoy German/Bavarian food and fresh baked pastries? Head to the charming OTTO AND ANITAS’S BAVARIAN CAFE in SW Portland’s Multnomah Village for lunch or dinner. They have room for larger groups in their banquet room. I recommend Anita’s Black Forest Cake or anything she bakes! Also, the schnitzels, as well as Chef Otto’s famous Dill Pickle Soup (!)Print out their ElderAudience listing page and present to your server for a FREE CUP OF SOUP! http://www.elderaudience.com/otto-and-anitas-bavarian-restaurant/

**4-6-15–Be sure to click on the DANCERS category on ElderAudience.com (the categories are listed in alphabetical order on the right side of the ElderAudience site, below the picture sidebar ads): http://www.elderaudience.com/category/dancers/ You’ll find dancers in a variety of styles–Flamenco, Tap, Scottish Country, Western Line, Peruvian, and even Belly dance!

**4-6-15–INVITE the MINIDOKA SWING BAND to perform at your facility or event! This not-for-profit band, comprised of 17 local musicians and 4 outstanding vocalists, is named after the Minidoka Internment Camp near Twin Falls, ID where Japanese Americans from the Portland and Seattle area were interned during WWII. The band remembers the music that was popular inside the camps and during WWII. Three of the MSB band musicians were former camp internees and several of the musicians had family members interned. Hear some of the favorite Big Band swing tunes of the 40’s along with other great tunes from the 30’s through the 60’s. “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, “My Funny Valentine”, “Blue Moon”, “All of Me”, “You Came A Long Way from St. Louis”, “Theme from New York New York” and many more. MINIDOKA SWING BAND are   are VOLUNTEERS–NO CHARGE, BUT DONATIONS GREATLY APPRECIATED! Check out music samples at their listing too! AVAILABLE EVES AND WEEKENDS ONLY, in the PORTLAND/VANCOUVER AREA More info: http://www.elderaudience.com/minidoka-swing-band/

**4-6-15–Folk and Rock musician GARY ROBERTS spent much of his music career playing clubs in Chicago. He sings and plays acoustic guitar along with pre-recorded band and orchestral tracks. Hear Classic Standards and Country music, in addition to Folk and Rock, including songs made famous by SINATRA, ELVIS PRESLEY, TONY BENNETT, RAY CHARLES, JOHNNY CASH, THE BEATLES, PETER,PAUL & MARY, and others. “My goal is audience involvement; everyone has a ball!” Be sure to check out some of the song titles in his listing. GARY ROBERTS travels throughout the Portland/Vancouver and the Mid-Willamette Valley area. http://www.elderaudience.com/the-gary-roberts-show/

**4-6-15–Make a day of it! Come to the 2015 OREGON ADULT BAND FESTIVAL on SATURDAY, APRIL 25 in the Fine Arts Auditorium of Canby High School, 721 SW 4th ave in Canby (30 minutes south of downtown Portland), The event runs from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm with performances by 7 bands, including Shoreline Concert Band from Seattle, The Oregon Brass Society from Eugene, Beacock Music Concert Band, Beaverton Community Band, PCC Community Wind Band, Portland Gay Symphonic Band, and host Portland Wind Symphony. Admission only $5! Top it off with a visit to the St Joseph’s Winery, Pheasant Run Vineyards, Old Aurora Colony, and Aurora antique stores, all nearby. More information on Band Festival schedule from pcws.org@gmail.com

**4-5-15–See what Corbin at Farmington Square in Beaverton meant about SINATRA TRIBUTE ARTIST AND TRUMPETER CHUCK PAR-DUE when he wrote: “…This man stole the show and the hearts of our residents with his Frank Sinatra program, taking them all back to an era filled with lounge music and big band swing…” Invite CHUCK PAR-DUE to entertain you:  http://www.elderaudience.com/chuck-par-due-singer-and-trumpet/

**4-5-15–The HIGHLY PRAISED Duo called CELTIC TRILL (Flute and Harp Duo) perform in the Portland/Vancouver area as well as Newberg, Mt Angel, and Troutdale. Listen to this great music sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIkyDZu4VJs&sns=em Invite CELTIC TRILL to play for you! http://www.elderaudience.com/celtic-trill-flute-and-harp-duo/

**4-5-15–Listen to the lovely, soothing sounds of the KOTO–a traditional Japanese instrument, as performed by KEIKO TWISS. She enjoys playing a variety of music as well as chatting with listeners about the instrument and its history! Read about KEIKO TWISS: http://www.elderaudience.com/keiko-twiss-on-koto/

**4-5-15–WILL SPILLETTE sings songs from the 20’s-40’s, as well as country, jazz, folk, HOLIDAY songs, early rock tunes, and HYMNS! He produces a “One-Man Band” sound using electric and acoustic guitars along with a Boss RC-300 Loopstation. With a background as a program coordinator for an Alzheimers/dementia facility, WILL really connects with his audience. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/william-spillette-one-man-band/

**4-5-15–The reviews are stellar for RAY BROWN, who gives presentations on the creation of our Constitution and Bill of Rights. He delivers a rousing rendition of Patrick Henry’s speech ( “Give me liberty, or give me death!”) in Colonial era dress! RAY, a former history teacher, has appeared all over the country as part of his Walk Across America, including at Mount Rushmore. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/ray-brown-son-of-liberty/

**4-5-15–“RELIVING RADIO” PRESENTER DICK KARMAN is renowned for his programs about old time radio–he brings his collection of antique radios to display, along with sheets of radio “trivia”. DICK‘S program was so entertaining that Joanne S. from Southside Church of Christ in Lebanon wrote : “….We laughed and cried together as we remembered radio the way it was…We will most certainly have Dick back in the future.” Read about DICK KARMAN and book him for your facility or event:

**4-5-15–SUNSET TRAFFIC JAM JAZZ BAND delivers lively Dixieland Jazz to get your toes tapping! They play TUBA, DRUMS, TROMBONE, CLARINET, TRUMPET, WASHBOARD,  and PIANO, and they sing too. PLUS, they tell “family friendly” jokes. Lisa from Friendsview Retirement Community wrote “…Nobody wanted the night to end!” You can hear SAMPLES at their listing. Contact SUNSET TRAFFIC JAM JAZZ BAND to play at your PORTLAND/VANCOUVER area facility or event: http://www.elderaudience.com/sunset-traffic-jam-jazz-band/

**4-5-15–JOHN CANNON is an unassuming singer who 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!” Invite JOHN to bring you his “SMOOTH COUNTRY BLUES”–WONDERFUL CLASSIC country songs. He accompanies himself on rhythm guitar and has background pre-recorded instrumentals. JOHN gets fantastic reviews, and he travels! http://www.elderaudience.com/smooth-country-blues-with-john-cannon/ 

**4-5-15–Northwest History Buffs!! OLD AURORA COLONY MUSEUM invites you to “REMEMBER EMMA”, a celebration of the life and times of Emma Wagner Giesy in 1800’s Oregon. Award winning writer Jane Kirkpatrick created a historical fiction trilogy titled “Change and Cherish” that captures the essence of Geisy, a spirited young woman who matures into the matriarch of her family. “19 years old, pregnant and in the wilderness of Washington Territory with a group of grizzled scouts and her husband for company-this is just part of the story of Emma Wagner Giesy…” WHEN: SATURDAY, MAY 9 WHERE: OLD AURORA COLONY MUSEUM, 15018 2nd st NE in Aurora. Book signing at 10:30 am; tour the Museum’s exhibit “Why Not Willapa?”, that focuses on the band of scouts from Bethel, Missouri, and their adventures in Washington Territory that almost led to the founding of a colony near Willapa Bay instead of the French Prairie. In the afternoon, Author Jane Kirkpatrick gives a talk on Emma Wagner Giesy and other women featured in her historical novels at the 100 year-old Aurora Presbyterian Church just across the street from the Museum. Join other Emma fans and history buffs for the popular “Walk with Emma” historical walking tour of Aurora led by Old Aurora Colony Museum Curator Patrick Harris. At the end of the tour visitors will gather at Emma’s grave site in the Aurora cemetery. The day concludes with a reception for Jane Kirkpatrick at the historic Zimmerman House just a few steps up from the Museum on Liberty St. Visit with Jane and enjoy appetizers, wines, and other refreshments. Tickets $35.00 per person: http://www.auroracolony.org/old/aurora/calendar_event/remembering_emma-_and_other_women_of_jane_kirkpatricks_novels/ Contact the Museum Office: info@auroracolony.org or 503-678-5754 for further information 

**4-5-15–THERE IS STILL TIME TO CATCH THIS! SANDY ACTORS THEATRE presents the comedy MORNINGS AT SEVEN! It runs through April 26, FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS at 7:30pm and SUNDAYS at 3pm (NO PERFORMANCE ON EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 5); Senior tickets $12. *EXTRA matinee on SAT 4/25 at 3pm, which is a benefit for Sandy Action Center-$3 off ticket price with donation of 2 nonperishable food items! LOCATION: 39181 Pioneer Blvd in Sandy (behind the Ace Hardware) Venue Fully Accessible, and Hearing Assisted Devices are available! Info http://www.sandyactorstheatre.org 

**4-5-15–REMINDER!! ARTISTS REPERTORY THEATRE presents Arthur Miller’s THE PRICE,  “a gripping and moving drama by one of America’s most influential  playwrights”  through APRIL 26 on the Mainstage at 1516 Alder st in Portland.  Buy tickets: (503)241-1278 or http://www.artistsrep.org  OR BRING A GROUP (10+) and get a 20% DISCOUNT. Group Sales contact: Devin McCarthy at (503)241-9807 ext. 101 or DMcCarthy@artistsrep.org Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/artists-repertory-theatre-2/ 

**3-31-15–Enjoy IRISH, SCOTTISH and traditional American Folk Music brought to you by BELTAINE! This group plays HAMMERED DULCIMERS, guitar, accordion,flute and other instruments, and they do Singalong tunes too! BELTAINE offers a Duo to Quintet based on your budget and theme. One reviewer wrote: “What a treat! Their music is refreshing, fun and engaging. You can’t help but tap your toes and clap your hands!” BELTAINE travels WIDELY. Read more: http://www.elderaudience.com/hammered-dulcimers-with-beltaine/

**3-31-15–Beautiful and unusual! LUCIANA PROANO is a PERUVIAN dancer and percussionist who performs in gorgeous handmade costumes. She ALSO leads senior YOGA and movement classes. Check out BOTH her listings and invite her to share her talents at your facility: http://www.elderaudience.com/senior-yoga-with-luciana-proano/

**3-31-15–The reviews for Folk Music presenter MIKE SANDS (with a special program of Railroad Songs) say it best: ” …it was incredible. In addition to being well paced and musically rich, Mike brings a degree of scholarship and passion to the performance that ought to reach as wide an audience as can possibly find him. His program engages an audience on so many levels. History, Popular Culture, Music, Community. He held us all for the entire performance. I wish it had been longer.” “…well-organized, informative, and entertaining. He presents songs that feature human aspects of U.S. railroad history, from the Irish and Chinese who worked as laborers to famous railroad figures” “…I would recommend Mr. Sands’ programs to anyone desiring an educational and entertaining program.” “Truly enjoyed.” Read more about MIKE SANDS and invite him to entertain! http://www.elderaudience.com/mike-sands-folk-music-specialist/

3-31-15–JT WISE BAND plays Americana music and “good time rock” with singing harmonies! You have the option of 3, 4 or 5 musicians–acoustic music with guitars and mandolin and/or electric guitar music with drums. They focus on songs from late 1960’s, (such as the Grateful Dead), and some originals–many about the Pacific Northwest! JT WISE BAND:  http://www.elderaudience.com/jt-wise-band/

**3-30-15–VAVA VOOM Senior Theatre troupe presents “Follies-VA VA VOOM, A Tribute to Women”, a powerful musical revue celebrating the female spirit. Its irresistible music, glamorous costumes, humorous skits and electrifying dance numbers create an extravaganza you won’t forget. Music includes “Puttin on the Ritz”, “How to Handle a Woman”, “I Just Want to be a Star” and many more beloved songs. The story line follows six women as they leave their present day lives behind and strike out to audition and hopefully be chosen as performers in the Follies. WHEN: TH May 28 @2pm,FRI May 29 @2 pm, Sat May 30 @2 pm AND 7 pm. WHERE: Barberton Grange, 9400 NE 72nd Ave. in Vancouver. Tickets are $10 at the door or call 1-503-314-0299 and online at  http://www.elderaudience.com/va-va-voom-troupe/  

**3-30-15–Come to MUSIC IN THE WOODS (Mary’s Woods, that is)…SUNDAY, APRIL 26 at 2pm, hear MOUSAI REMIX, an award-winning string quartet of Oregon Symphony members whose music has been described as “Fierce, beautiful, perfectly balanced, utterly charming….Beethoven and Bartok like you’ve never heard them.” WHERE: Holy Names Chapel on the second floor of Mary’s Woods historic Provincial House, at 17400 Holy Names Drive, in Lake Oswego. **Complimentary refreshments are served in the auditorium following each concert and include the opportunity to meet the artists. Complimentary parking is available in Mary’s Woods upper lot, just off Hwy 43, near the Holy Names Heritage Center. A shuttle bus will be available to transport concert goers to and from the Provincial House. TICKETS $15 More info at http://maryswoods.com/announcements/2014-2015-music-in-the-woods-concert-series/ or contact Janice McGuire at (503)675-2052 or jmcguire@maryswoods.com.

**3-30-15–Meeting a great need! Registered Dental Hygienist JERRI HOLBROOK offers MOBILE DENTAL CLEANINGS–She travels to YOU with her portable dental unit, performing regular dental cleaning along with complete tissue & restoration evaluation, oral cancer screening, deep cleaning-soft tissue management and sealants. JERRI has 30+ years experience. MOBILE DENTAL CLEANINGS is a private, and very affordable service! http://www.elderaudience.com/mobile-dental-cleanings/

**3-30-15–NANCY DOWNIE gets terrific reviews for her programs, playing HAMMERED DULCIMER and NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTES. You’ll hear historical and “old time” tunes, as well as more contemporary fare, along with anecdotes about the background and culture of the songs, and details about her instruments. PLUS, get a “mini-lesson” on the hammered dulcimer if you wish. NANCY DOWNIE is available to TRAVEL too. http://www.elderaudience.com/nancy-downie-certified-music-practitioner/ 

**3-30-15–JILL HEARING encourages you to “Rock to the Oldies” with her KARAOKE and SINGALONG sessions! This retired nurse of 35 years decided “when I grow up I want to be a musician.” JILL’s music sessions span tunes from the 20’s through the 60’s. Laura E., Executive Director at Homewoods on the Willamette wrote. “…(Jill) draws quite a crowd and has a lot of devoted, repeat attenders. Jill’s presence is supportive and fun without being overpowering. She has a lot of energy and knows how to draw people in by encouraging them. This is a no-fail activity with many positive benefits the biggest of which is community building.” Learn more about JILL HEARING http://www.elderaudience.com/jill-hearing-rock-to-the-oldies/

**3-30-15–Mentioning this again, as it sounds so fun! Comedy and Variety show performer LEAPIN’ LOUIE LICHTENSTEIN rolls into the Clinton Street Theatre for three family-friendly SATURDAY MATINEES, APRIL 18, MAY 2, and MAY 9 at 1pm. See LEAPIN’ LOUIE‘S “cutting-edge” physical comedy, cowboy lasso and whip tricks, juggling, 6 foot unicycle, and lots of audience participation. LOCATION: 2522 SE Clinton (SE 26th and Clinton in Portland)Tickets $12. OR, invite LEAPIN’ LOUIE LICHTENSTEIN to bring one of his extremely popular programs to you. He has special pricing for senior facilities! Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/leapin-louie-comedy-variety-shows/ 

**3-30-15–Book THE WESTERNAIRES, a delightful Womens Line Dancing Troupe, to entertain you! Get a taste of Western, Cha Cha, Roaring Twenties, Conga, Waltz dancing plus humor! THE WESTERNAIRES are setting up their summer schedule for July, August and September, so don’t delay! Contact Betty at 503-227-2003 or bettymer@comcast.net Learn more about them: http://www.elderaudience.com/westernaires/  

**3-30-15–The Husband and Wife Duo GREAT HOUSE OF MUSIC (Mark and Helena Greathouse) just shared with me this sample from a recent show, “You Do Speak English, Don’t You?”–a Dance and Accordion Cabaret about their early years of marriage and Czech-American relationships. It features original songs and humorous stories. Take a peek: https://youtu.be/S7CckpVBV7I Invite GREAT HOUSE OF MUSIC to bring one of their programs to you: http://www.elderaudience.com/great-house-of-music/

**3-30-15–GRESHAM READERS THEATRE presents a reading of “Waiting for Godot”, Samuel Beckett’s absurdist play, directed by Sara Fay Goldman and featuring veteran Portland actor Tobias Andersen. Since its premiere in 1953, “Waiting for Godot” has been voted the most significant English language play of the 20th century. WHEN: MONDAY, APRIL 20 at 7pm WHERE: Gresham Chapel and Evening Event Center, 257 SE Roberts Avenue in Gresham. Tickets are $9.00 at the door. More info: http://www.elderaudience.com/sandy-actors-theatre/


**3-30-15–Invite LONNIE WIIG to share memories of the Civil Rights era struggles. He was fortunate to be present to hear Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. deliver his “I Have a Dream” speech. LONNIE is a very skilled speaker (a member of Toastmasters for Speaking Professionals) who engage audiences. Read more about him:

**3-30-15–BENNION FAMILY SINGERS perform a capella harmonies from Disney, Broadway, Hymns, and Barbershop tunes, (and they also 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 the Portland/ Vancouver area or beyond (if travel expenses reimbursed.) http://www.elderaudience.com/bennion-family-singers/

**3-30-15–Personal Trainer BELINDA BALOGH specializes in exercise for mature bodies, of any age. She brings her fitness programs to your doorBALANCE ENHANCEMENT, STRENGTH TRAINING, FALL PREVENTION, FLEXIBILITY IMPROVEMENT, PAIN REDUCTION, CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH, and more–even for those with Hip/Knee/Shoulder replacements. She works with INDIVIDUALS and SMALL GROUPS, traveling between PORTLAND and WILSONVILLE. Try her out! http://www.elderaudience.com/boomer-fitness-solutions-belinda-balogh/

**3-29-15–“Let Your Creative Juices Unfurl…” Join other adults who enjoy knitting, painting, sculpting, drawing, crochet–whatever you choose to do, on WEDNESDAYS Noon-2pm at Friendly House in the Pearl, 1542 NW 14th. FREE (donations appreciated) Learn more: http://www.friendlyhouseinc.org/calendar/

**3-29-15–SWING SENSATION is TRUMPET AND PIANO DUO playing music from the Great American Songbook, Big Band hits, Standards, 50’s & 60’s tunes, Jazz, Country, Holiday songs and more! They can shape their program to suit your theme. Available weekdays after 3:30, as well as evenings and weekends. Listen to some samples here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H00js_k2H10 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EFJmZWCpEc Read more about SWING SENSATION and invite them to play! http://www.elderaudience.com/swing-sensation-trumpet-and-piano-duo/ 

**3-23-15–“EMMY is tops!”…That is what Chris N., Life Enrichment Director at Whitewood Gardens recently wrote about EMMY HOROWITZ,who sings 60’s Classics and Jazz Standards. “…Emmy has sung at our community several times and the residents just love her. She combines excellent vocal skills, jazz and pop standards, and a very engaging and lively personality to create a fun and entertaining ambiance that our residents truly enjoy. We are happy to bring her to Whitewood Gardens each month. Emmy is tops!” EMMY sings tunes made famous by Dusty Springfield, Dionne Warwick, Frankie Valli, The Supremes, The Shirelles and others. Read more about her and invite her to perform for you! http://www.elderaudience.com/emmy-horowitz-sings/

**3-23-15–Invite the superb 1SPIRIT GOSPEL TRIO to sing for you. They get stellar reviews. Here is a sample, of the song “When He Speaks” http://youtu.be/e_1wAyNwxSQ 1SPIRIT GOSPEL TRIO travels WIDELY! http://www.elderaudience.com/1spirit-southern-gospel-music/

**3-23-15–These words of praise bear repeating: Corbin at Farmington Square wrote: “…If you haven’t had the privilege of having MONTE WATTERS play at your facility, then you are MISSING OUT!!!…” MONTE is a hugely talented PIANIST and has a background as a long term care administrator. He TRAVELS WIDELY and is also great for Memory Care settings. http://www.elderaudience.com/monte-watters-pianist/

**3-23-15–The ROBERT RICHTER DUO travels WIDELY, bringing you SINGING, FIDDLE and GUITAR! They play Folk, Blues,Celtic and lots of seasonal music. Plus, they tell stories and encourage audience participation. Think of them for birthdays, anniversaries, and family celebrations in addition to senior facility entertainment. Lots of great music samples at his listing! http://www.elderaudience.com/robert-richter-duo/

**3-23-15–Planning an EXTRA SPECIAL SPECIAL PARTY or MARKETING EVENT? Consider the SANDY DENNISON TRIO! SANDY brings her stellar voice (plus Piano,Vibes and Drums) and a HUGE repertoire of songs–Jazz, Broadway, Dixieland, Swing and more to wow your audience! These are First-rate, professional musicians. Can also do DUO or QUARTET! Read all about them. http://www.elderaudience.com/sandy-dennison-trio/

**3-23-15–MONICA BARBER travels to local senior facilities, leading interactive BELL CHOIR, SING-ALONGS AND RHYTHM BAND activities. Her music spans Old Favorites, tunes from the Roaring Twenties, 30’s and 40’s Musicals, Folk songs, Spirituals, Country and Rock-n-roll. MONICA‘s programs are great in Memory Care settings. My father, who had Alzheimers disease, loved participating in her Bell Choir sessions! http://www.elderaudience.com/monica-barber/

**3-23-15–What an intriguing combination of talents!! BONNY CHIPMAN leads seniors in GENTLE YOGA (seated, if desired); MEDITATION; and **BELLY DANCE**! BONNY has worked for years at a senior facility’s life enrichment department. A testimonial I received for her said, in part: “…Our residents look forward to a class with Bonny and are excited to watch their lives improve from the time spent in her class…” Read more about BONNIE CHIPMAN http://www.elderaudience.com/bonny-chipman-wellness/

**3-23-15–“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/

**3-23-15–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/

**3-23-15–JUDITH “SPARKY” ROBERTS presents SPARKY SHOWSVariety 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/

**3-23-15–As you look ahead to parties, dances or special celebrations, think of CRAIG BROWN! This widely experienced DJ and PARTY HOST 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/ 

**3-23-15–There’s a ROCK N ROLL BAND listed on ElderAudience with a distinctive name: BAD MOTOR SCOOTER 7.0 (!) They target their sound to “Boomers” and others who love rock music from the 50’s and beyond. Some of the familiar songs they perform include Brown Eyed Girl; Johnny B Good;Pretty Woman; Suzie-Q; Sweet Home Alabama; Hard Day’s Night; Margaritaville; and Stand by Me. Check them out! http://www.elderaudience.com/bad-motor-scooter-rock-n-roll-band/

**3-23-15–DOM FRANCO wants you to know he is tuning up his HAWAIIAN GUITAR for Luau’s and other events this Spring and Summer! He SINGS in many styles–Hawaiian, Western Swing, Big Band Hits, Oldies and Gospel. He’s gotten terrific reviews when he performs–read the testimonials and listen to the music samples at DOM’s listing, then contact him to entertain you: http://www.elderaudience.com/dom-franco-steel-guitar/

**3-23-15–How about some SINGALONGS, KARAOKE, AND EVEN FLUTE MUSIC?? Vocalist CHERYLL SIMMERMAN has the “Voice of an angel and the heart of one as well” according to other musicians who have entertained alongside her at senior facilities. CHERYLL lends her lovely, soothing voice to “oldies” from the 30’s to the 40’s and Sacred Music, and she also plays the flute. She also is available to play her flute and sing at memorial services and in hospice situations. Be sure to check out CHERYLL’S music samples and great reviews in her listing, too! http://www.elderaudience.com/cherylls-sing-alongs-and-more/

**3-22-15–Bring on some TAP DANCERS! The SKYLARK TAPPERS is an adult tap company with a repertoire of both classic and contemporary styles–Musical Theatre, Traditional tap, Big Band, African, Swing, and Comedy pieces. They are available to dance at Portland/Vancouver area senior facilities EVES and WEEKENDS only. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/the-skylark-tappers/

**3-22-15–DR. ROY TORLEY is a “GENTLEMAN SCIENTIST”, with an extensive science background including study of volcanoes, Oregon geology and geophysics. He offers a wide variety of PowerPoint presentations, including Oregon Geology; Volcanoes; Crystals; Wind Energy Technology; Clouds; Oceans; Halos and Rainbows; Northern Lights; and Orchids. ROY gets terrific reviews. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/roy-torley-gentleman-scientist/

**3-22-15–REMINDER to check out recently listed “MUSIC MAN” BRUCE UNDERWOOD, a longtime pop singer whose programs range from Top 40, Rock, Country, and Motown to Holiday music for St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day, July 4th, and Christmas. He uses backing tracks and Karaoke to entertain at senior facilities in the Portland and Mid-Willamette Valley. BRUCE *also* plays a very new instrument called the Handpan, which has been in existence for under twenty years. See the list of titles (just a sampling) for familiar songs that are in BRUCE’s repertoire. Julie K. from Providence ElderPlace Gresham calls BRUCE a “one man party”! Read more about “MUSIC MAN” BRUCE UNDERWOOD http://www.elderaudience.com/music-man-bruce-underwood/ 

**3-22-15–Yet another GLOWING review for “TROLLEY TALK” presenter RICHARD THOMPSON…this one from Heather W., Adult Service programmer at Garden Home Community Library, who wrote: “…The event was more successful than I dreamed – we had standing room only (64 attendees). I highly recommend Richard as a presenter…He’s a professional and an engaging speaker with a great digital presentation. He answered questions and even got new information from some of the attendees. Everyone I spoke to after the program enjoyed it thoroughly.” RICHARD is the author of several books on old trolleys and he has become quite popular for his illustrated presentations on Oregon’s “rich electric railway history.” He is available in Portland and Mid-Valley areas. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/trolley-talks-with-richard-thompson/

**3-22-15–Lovers of IRISH and FOLK Music will want to know about CURTIS SMITH–He sings and plays guitar, with 60’s era songs from the Clancy Brothers and Peter,Paul & Mary, as well as contemporary Irish artists such as Celtic Thunder. He likes to bring you “upbeat, rowdy songs that would typically be performed in an Irish pub”. He’ll tell the “back story” of his music, and he aims to “recreate the energy of the Folk Revival Movement of the 1960’s Ireland and US.” Click on some of his samples here https://soundcloud.com/curtis-h-smith Learn more about CURTIS SMITH: http://www.elderaudience.com/curtis-smith-irish-scottish-american-folk-tunes/

**3-22-15–Compliments are flowing for IN CAHOOTS VOCAL QUARTET! Jessie F., Activities Director at Marquis Centennial just wrote to me: “…They were so perfect for our “Spring Fling” event! They sounded amazing, interacted with the audience, looked terrific, and were very easy to communicate with. They really made the event memorable.”  Invite IN CAHOOTS to sing for you! http://www.elderaudience.com/in-cahoots-vocal-quartet/

**3-16-15–Bring in a STORYTELLER! There are lots of presenters listed on ElderAudience  in the STORYTELLERS category, who tell stories–humorous, informative, touching… Check them out! http://www.elderaudience.com/category/storytellers/

**3-16-15–THE UPTOWNERS call themselves the “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. They perform many songs originating on the musical theater stage that became great jazz standards. Hear music by the great Rogers & Hart, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and swing-era favorites of the 1940s and more! They TRAVEL WIDELY. Read more about THE UPTOWNERS http://www.elderaudience.com/the-uptowners-your-great-american-songbook-duo/

**3-16-15–Had a meal at THE HIGHCLIFFE PUB & EATERY in Oregon City? It is located in a lovely historic building and features a big and varied menu (“Not Your Mom’s Grilled Cheese”, Pastrami Reuben, Salads, Soup, Fish and Chips, etc., and wonderful desserts. They have space for special events too. Open for Lunch, Dinner and Happy Hour. **Print out the listing page for THE HIGHCLIFFE and present to your server for 15% off your meal!  http://www.elderaudience.com/the-highcliffe-oregon-city/

**3-16-15–BARBARA CECIL is a 50’s, 60’s and Country Music performer who receives *stupendous reviews* for her entertainment at senior facilities, singing songs made famous by Patsy Cline, Linda Ronstadt, Connie Francis, The Righteous Brothers, The Supremes and many,many others. In her other professional music career, BARBARA is the lead female singer with the well known band Johnny Limbo and The Lugnuts. Listen to BARBARA’S version of “Why do Fools Fall in Love”  http://youtu.be/cHbMN15NAPU  Read more about BARBARA CECIL: http://www.elderaudience.com/barbara-cecil/

**3-16-15–The MULTI-TALENTED musician MEG GRAF is a well-loved performer who is based in Eugene but she TRAVELS to the Portland area a fair amount. She plays PIANO, ACCORDION,CELTIC HARP, VIOLIN, VIOLA, FLUTE, CLARINET, SAXOPHONE, HAMMERED DULCIMER AND VARIOUS ETHNIC INSTRUMENTS! An activity director’s testimonial said, in part “…after 8+ years of relying on Meg, I can only say that she is a true diamond who will go out of her way to make the seniors happy.” Learn more about MEG GRAF http://www.elderaudience.com/meg-graf/

**3-15-15–Mark your calendars…OREGON SINFONIETTA invites you to its final concert of the season on SUNDAY afternoon, MAY 17 at 3pm, at the Sunnyside Adventist Church, 10501 SE Market st in Portland. The program will include Tchaikovsky Symphony #4 and the Piano Concerto by Robert Schumann, featuring a student soloist. FREE! http://www.elderaudience.com/the-oregon-sinfonietta-community-orchestra/

**3-15-15—-So much variety in one entertainer! MITCH HIDER is a VAUDEVILLE style performer who is ALSO a CHAMPIONSHIP WHISTLER and Historian of Whistling. He was the 1982 Whistling Competition Grand Champion and is in the National Whistlers Hall of Fame! MITCH also SINGS, YODELS and “scats”; his repertoire includes standards, jazz, show tunes, sacred, western, novelty, and international music. PLUS, he presents opera parody, a humorous magic show, and plays ukulele, harmonica, drums and other novelty instruments. He uses a table of hats and props. He once whistled with “Bertha the Harmonica-Playing Elephant”! MITCH is based in Eugene but Travels WIDELY! http://www.elderaudience.com/mitch-hider-whistler/

**3-15-15–YOURS AND OURS TRIO performs romantic vocal duets and triosproviding their own piano or keyboard accompaniment and sound system when needed. They sing songs from the “Great American Songbook”, Romantic Ballads, music from the 20’s through the 60’s, and share the occasional joke! Michelle at Columbia Ridge Senior Living wrote:  “…They are on our list to invite back again!” http://www.elderaudience.com/yours-and-ours-trio/

**3-15-15–Author ANGELICA “ANGEL” PILATO shares memories of her time as manager of an Air Force officers’ club in Thailand during the Vietnam War. Her engaging memoir, titled “Angel’s Truck Stop”, reveals a woman’s struggle to fit into a man’s world–The young Captain Pilato was warned her assignment was in a war zone “unfit for a woman.” The book has been described as hilarious and at times, heart-wrenching. Invite ANGELICA PILATO to speak about those days. Learn more http://www.elderaudience.com/angelica-angel-pilato/

**3-15-15–They will put a Spring in your step this Spring…OREGON OLD TIME FIDDLERS are available WHEREVER you are in the Northwest. They play “the music grandpa and grandma used to listen and dance to” Contact them for a program at your facility or event: http://www.elderaudience.com/oregon-oldtime-fiddlers/ 

**3-15-15–THE PORTLAND TAP CONNECTION wants you to know that entertaining seniors in their specialty! Invite them to bring “the glitter of sequins and sparkle” to your facility–They have their own dance floor and sound system, if needed–and they can customize their show to include various themes such as: Broadway Jazz; Golden Oldies; Latin Rhythms; Country Stompin’; Patriotic Pride; Seasonal Serenades; and Giggles and Gags. Janice from Chehalem Springs Senior Living wrote: “The Portland Tap Connection is a gold mine for activity directors…” Read more about PORTLAND TAP CONNECTION and watch a sample of their show:  http://www.elderaudience.com/the-portland-tap-connection/ 

**3-15-15–When was the last time you visited THE WORLD FORESTRY CENTER“It will Change the Way You Look at Trees!” Located in Washington Park, the Center and its DISCOVERY MUSEUM offers educational and entertaining ways to learn about the importance of forests and trees in our lives, as well as environmental sustainability. Visitors can take a wet-free raft ride, see the forest from a bird’s-eye-view, learn about different people who work in the forest, and “travel” to Russia, China, South Africa and Brazil to discover how those regions are utilizing their forests and the challenges they face. **New Reduced Admission Prices! In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, Admission prices have been reduced to $5.00. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/world-forestry-center/

**3-15-15–What a combination! LAILA MURPHY is a professional singer of BROADWAY FAVORITES, and she also plays CLASSICAL FLUTE and piano. Invite her to bring her uplifting program to you–she’ll sing “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. LAILA MURPHY has had lead roles in musical theatre around town, she’s lively and interactive, and audiences love her. Learn more, and be sure to click on her music samples at her listing: http://www.elderaudience.com/laila-murphy-singer-and-flute/ 

**3-15-15-Plan to go! Swing to the Golden Age of Big Band Sounds with The CONCHORDS CHORALE at its show, “Steppin’ Out at the Copa” on SUNDAY, JUNE 7 at 3pm, at Portland’s Old Church, 1422 SW 11th ave in Portland, Senior tickets $10. More info at http://conchordschorale.org/ 

**3-14-15–Are you in Washington County or Portland’s West side? JOE SZABO, “The Accordion Man”, is a STROLLING ACCORDIONIST who both plays and SINGS a wide variety of songs–Italian (“That’s Amore”, “O Solo Mio”, “Arrivederchi Roma”), Irish/Celtic (“Danny Boy”, “My Wild Irish Rose”), German, Love Songs, Movies & Musicals,Patriotic, Western, Luau, Oktoberfest, other Holidays, etc. He comes in COSTUME to suit the occasion. **Ask JOE about his SINGING TELEGRAM Service! He 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/ 

**3-10-15–HALDEMAN’S OOM-PAH BOYS  (I love that name!) is a 3 piece band (Clarinet, Tuba, and Accordion) who arrive in Full Costume to play German “Oom-Pah” music, along with Polkas, Irish, Italian and French tunes–Beer Barrel Polka, Edelweiss, Happy Wanderer and more. Bandleader and Accordionist Lynn Haldeman frequently performs at der Rheinelander Restaurant. He is also available to play solo Accordion (“Lawrence Welk style”), with Singalongs, familiar toe-tapping tunes, and takes requests! Read more about HALDEMAN’S OOM-PAH BOYS!  http://www.elderaudience.com/haldemans-oom-pah-boys/

**3-10-15–Lately, SIG UNANDER has been bringing his inspiring presentation on WASPS, titled “FLY GALS–WOMEN AIRFORCE SERVICES PILOTS OF WW II” to area senior facilities and events. This program about the first American women military pilots in History, includes rare period photographs and profiles of individual WASPs, including Hazel Yin Lee, the first Chinese-American woman pilot who died on a dangerous mission. Another of SIG‘s programs is “RED TAIL ANGELS: BLACK PILOTS IN WORLD WAR II”, 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. Read more about SIG UNANDER and contact him to present one of his HIGHLY PRAISED programs for you! http://www.elderaudience.com/sig-unander-speaker/

**3-10-15–Magician STEVE PETERSON brings you his “Minor Miracles Magic”– family friendly entertainment that includes sleight-of-hand stage acts as well as strolling close-up magic! STEVE has more than 50 years experience. He is based in Corvallis, but travels from Portland to Eugene. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/minor-miracles-magic-steve-peterson-magician/

**3-10-15–I encourage you to click on some of the music samples at ACCORDIONIST ELIZABETH WISLER’s listing–she has an amazing array of styles to suit almost ANY occasion: Italian,French, Spanish, Latin, German, Greek, Jazz Standards, popular 20’s to 40’s tunes, light classical as well as HOLIDAY fare. And her Roland FR8X ACCORDION, connected to an external module, produces a “one-woman band” sound with (with voices, instruments and drum) Invite ELIZABETH WISLER to play for you. She TRAVELS WIDELY! http://www.elderaudience.com/elizabeth-wisler-music-around-the-world/

**3-10-15–Think of CHAD HAMILTON if you need an Emcee or DJ for an event! CHAD‘S background as a Radio DJ comes in handy as he interacts with the audience and presents music suited to your theme. Read about CHAD, and check the great review from Jessie F. at Marquis Centennial. http://www.elderaudience.com/chad-hamilton-dj-and-emcee/

**3-10-15–DAVE SUING is highly praised for his interactive presentations on the HISTORY OF SPACE. Hear about the beginning of N.A.S.A., the Apollo Moon Missions and various astronauts, and play a fun “space trivia” quiz. Plus, watch a short dvd with video of moonwalks. DAVE SUING Travels Widely! http://www.elderaudience.com/dave-suing-history-of-space/  

**3-9-15–The SEYMOUR BAKER BAND is a Duo (they can also do SOLO) of long-time performers Mark Seymour and Rex Baker, who bring vocal and guitar music from the 30’s forward, with a special focus 60’s-70’s tunes from the likes of James Taylor, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Jim Croce and others. They are available in the Portland/Vancouver and Mid-Willamette Valley area. Read about them! http://www.elderaudience.com/seymour-baker-band/

**3-9-15–Author and Grief Counselor LINDA ROSS SWANSON offers FREE talks about LEGACY LETTERS and WISDOM WILLS (for the privilege of selling her book, “Wisdom Under the Bridge: The Prophets from Skid Row”). She also is available to present workshops on “Creating the Gift of You: Legacy Letter Writing.” Read more about her: http://www.elderaudience.com/linda-ross-swanson/ 

**3-9-15–CURTIS COOPER enjoys singing (and plays guitar) in the style of ELVIS, JOHNNY CASH, ROGER MILLER, TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD and HANK WILLIAMS. In addition, he performs GOSPEL, PATRIOTIC, and HOLIDAY tunes. Check out the long list of songs at his listing. CURTIS COOPER is available to TRAVEL and you can contact him on Short Notice! http://www.elderaudience.com/curtis-cooper-singer-and-guitar/ 



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