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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ElderAudience was inspired by the need for one central place in the Portland, Oregon area for senior living facilities to find the myriad talented people and exciting places available to serve a senior audience.

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**11-23-14–LAST CHANCE TO ENTER THIS CONTEST!! WIN A FREE PROGRAM at your facility or event (within 50 miles of Portland) by entertainers MARK AND HELENA GREATHOUSE–GREATHOUSE OF MUSIC, husband and wife Duo. Read about them. http://www.elderaudience.com/great-house-of-music/   Deadline for this drawing is MONDAY, DEC 1. To enter please send pam@elderaudience.com 1) your name 2) name of your facility, if applicable 3) location of your facility or event and 4) phone number. I will notify the winner and connect you to Mark and Helena to arrange for a mutually agreeable date/time for your free program. 

**11-23-14–DAVID RUTIEZER offers an interactive, music-filled one man variety show–different every month–that is popular in Memory care settings. DAVID is also certified as a geriatric wellness instructor: http://www.elderaudience.com/the-david-show/

**11-23-14–CHERYL SIMMERMAN SINGS (check out her truly lovely voice in her samples), plays FLUTE, and she’ll bring her KARAOKE machine with her if you like! Whether it’s OLDIES, SINGALONGS or SACRED music, CHERYL gets many fantastic reviews.  http://www.elderaudience.com/cherylls-sing-alongs-and-more/

**11-23-14–Invite Author ANGELICA “ANGEL” PILATO to share memories of her time as manager of an Air Force officers’ club in Thailand during the Vietnam War. She wrote an engaging memoir, titled “Angel’s Truck Stop”, revealing 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. Learn more http://www.elderaudience.com/angelica-angel-pilato/

**11-23-14–People can’t get enough of BARBARA CECIL‘S 50’s,60’s and Country Music! BARBARA is the lead female singer with the band Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts, but she loves to also entertain as a soloist at area senior facilities. She gets RAVE reviews for her show, with songs made famous by Patsy Cline, Linda Ronstadt,Connie Francis, The Righteous Brothers, The Supremes and many, many others. Check out 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/

**11-23-14–Passing along this lovely testimonial from Melissa at Farmington Square in Beaverton, for BETTE LONGDEN, who brings her “PROPS, PROPERLY DONE” one-woman variety show to Portland area audiences. “Bette Longden has a very friendly personality. Our residents enjoyed her visit to our community. She had a lot of unique stories to tell about her childhood and is able to relate to her audience quite well. We especially enjoyed the door prizes and stories about her props. Thank you for your time to visit our community.” Book BETTE LONGDEN:  http://www.elderaudience.com/bette-longden-variety-show/

**11-23-14–KEIL MOSES offers “EXPRESSIVE AWAKENINGS”  a program combining Storytelling, Theater, Art and Creative Writing for seniors and those with disabilities. These interactive sessions at Portland Metro area senior facilities are meant to unlock partipants’ “personal wisdom and creative voice”. Check it out: http://www.elderaudience.com/kiel-moses-expressive-awakenings/

**11-23-14–REMINDER to check out the recently listed BONNIE CHIPMAN,who is available to guide seniors in GENTLE YOGA (seated, if desired); MEDITATION; and **BELLY DANCE**! BONNIE 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/

**11-23-14–DOUG FULTON uses his background in Music Therapy as he SINGS a very wide range of familiar tunes and plays HARMONICA and guitar–music of Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Sinatra, Rogers and Hammerstein and many, many more.**DOUG ALSO teaches classes on HARMONICA along with breathing exercise.  http://www.elderaudience.com/doug-fulton-feel-good-music/

**11-23-14–BELTAINE is for fans of IRISH, SCOTTISH, and Traditional American Folk music! They play 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. “Music to get your toes tappin’!” BELTAINE travels WIDELY. Learn more:  http://www.elderaudience.com/hammered-dulcimers-with-beltaine/

**11-23-14–For local History buffs…RICHARD THOMPSON gives illustrated presentations on the HISTORY OF PORTLAND’S STREETCARS. He gets great testimonials for his “TROLLEY TALKS” and he is available in the Portland/Vancouver area as well as Mid-Willamette Valley. Read about him: http://www.elderaudience.com/trolley-talks-with-richard-thompson/

**11-23-14–JOE SZABO is the “The Accordion Man”–a STROLLING ACCORDIONIST who plays and SINGS a wide variety of songs–Italian (“That’s Amore”, “O Solo Mio”, “Arrivederchi Roma”), Irish/Celtic (“Danny Boy”, “My Wild Irish Rose”), German, Love Songs, Movies & Musicals,Patriotic, Western, Luau, Oktoberfest, other Holidays, etc. He comes in COSTUME to suit the occasion. **Ask JOE about his SINGING TELEGRAM Servce! 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/

**11-22-14–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 very well suited in Memory care settings. When my father was alive, he loved participating in her Bell Choir sessions!  http://www.elderaudience.com/monica-barber/

**11-22-14–The lively ROBERT RICHTER DUO (FIDDLE AND GUITAR) TRAVELS WIDELY, playing FOLK, BLUES, CELTIC, as well as all kinds of SEASONAL music. They get super testimonials. Be sure to listen to the samples when you check out their listing: http://www.elderaudience.com/robert-richter-duo/

**11-22-14–Multi-talented LAILA MURPHY is a professional SINGER, FLUTIST, and PIANIST! She sings tunes from Broadway Shows (South Pacific, Sound of Music, Showboat and others), performs Classical Flute pieces, and she plays Piano. LAILA has had leading roles in Musical shows in our area. One activity director wrote: “…Laila warms the room when she walks in the door.” Read about LAILA MURPHY and invite her to entertain you: http://www.elderaudience.com/laila-murphy-singer-and-flute/

**11-22-14–Invite Certified LAUGHTER YOGA LEADER LAURA LOU-PAPE MCCARTHY to lead a LAUGHTER YOGA session! Laughter is Therapeutic and LAUGHTER YOGA cultivates playfulness and joy as it increases oxygen to the brain and heightens body awareness. LAURA LOU has a background in theatre and circus clowning.  She offers Tai Chi Basics and Chair Yoga too! Be sure to read her wonderful testimonials.
http://www.elderaudience.com/laughter-yoga-tai-chi-laura-lou/

**11-22-14–Planning a PARTY or themed event? 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/

**11-22-14–Speaker LONNIE WIIG presents of “Our Toad Suck Summer”, a program about his experiences in the South during the height of Civil Rights struggles. LONNIE was present to hear Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s  “I Have a  Dream” speech. He is available for NO CHARGE in the Portland Metro area, and his schedule is flexible! Be sure to read the two very good testimonials about LONNIE’S program. http://www.elderaudience.com/lonnie-wiig-presenter/

**11-22-14–Personal Trainer BELINDA BALOGH brings BABY BOOMER FITNESS SOLUTIONS right to your door! She says: “It is about keeping your body moving through your daily life with strength and confidence, which you can find at any age!” BELINDA specializes in exercise for mature bodies, and she brings her fitness programs to YOUBalance Enhancement, Strength Training, Fall Prevention, Bone Density Improvement, Core Strengthening, Flexibility & Body Awareness, Pain Reduction, Hip/Knee/Shoulder Replacement, Cardiovascular Health, and more. This is all done in a fun, safe, and professional environment for INDIVIDUALS AND SMALL GROUPS. She travels BETWEEN PORTLAND AND WILSONVILLE. Give her a try!! http://www.elderaudience.com/boomer-fitness-solutions-belinda-balogh/

**11-22-14–NEW HORIZONS BIG BAND of Tualatin plays familiar hits and Big Band Jazz, in the style of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Xavier Cugat,etc., to Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Stan Kenton and much more. Great for Concerts, Dances, Fund Raisers, and Marketing events. In addition to the Portland/Vancouver area, they will TRAVEL to the Mid-Willamette Valley and the Oregon Coast.**AVAILABLE EVENINGS, WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS. LEARN MORE: http://www.elderaudience.com/new-horizons-big-band/

**11-22-14–Bring on the TAP DANCERS! ElderAudience has two tap dancing troupes listed. Check out both of them: PORTLAND TAP CONNECTION gets rave reviews from staff and residents at local senior communities. Learn more about them: http://www.elderaudience.com/the-portland-tap-connection/ The SKYLARK TAPPERS entertain with classic and contemporary styles of tap dancing, from musical theatre to African,traditional tap, swing, and comedy pieces. They are available to perform at senior facilities during evenings and weekends. http://www.elderaudience.com/the-skylark-tappers/

**11-22-14–Take a listen to this great sample of COWBOY music from musician DOM FRANCO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ2edjTI450&feature=youtu.be Even though DOM plays Hawaiian Steel Guitar, he wants you to think of him for other types of music too–like Cowboy and Country Western tunes, along with Hymns, contemporary Christian music (and yes, Hawaiian Luau’s)! Julie, Marketing Director at Gilman Park wrote: “…He was fabulous!” Read more about DOM FRANCO and invite him to perform. http://www.elderaudience.com/dom-franco-steel-guitar/

**11-22-14–Entertainers KIM and TERRY CAMPBELL both sing, and TERRY plays guitar. You should read the stupendous reviews this couple receives for their many varied musical programs–Western, Country, Love Songs, Patriotic, 50’s Sock Hop,Christmas and more. All with HUMOR! Plus, KIM AND TERRY take requests. They are based in the Portland/Vancouver area but will also TRAVEL to the Coast.
http://www.elderaudience.com/kim-n-terrys-musical-show/

**11-22-14–PORTLAND CIVIC THEATRE GUILD presents its December play reading of “OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS” a delightful comedy about a single Italian American guy from Jersey, his parents, grandparents and Sunday dinner. It is the perfect kickoff to the holiday season. TUESDAY, DEC 2. **Event begins at 10 am with complimentary refreshments followed by the play reading at 10:30.** Location: The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th (11th and SW Clay in Portland). Tickets $8 at the door. http://www.portlandcivictheatreguild.org.

**11-22-14–Actress and One-woman show performer CYNTHIA SCHWELL wants you to know she has a special adaptation of her program for MEMORY CARE audiences! Her show “Family Stories & other Guests”, features audience interaction, storytelling and humor. Grace, who works in Memory Care at Farmington Square wrote: “Cynthia connected very well with the residents to which they responded happily. Everyone was settled in the audience & at attention to an hour long show. It was wonderful.” Brooke at Russellville Memory Care wrote: “It was amazing how comfortable, confident & appropriate Cynthia was in interacting with our residents. They were highly responsive & expressive.This show really meets the needs of the memory care wing.” Learn more about CYNTHIA SCHWELL   http://www.elderaudience.com/cynthia-schwell/

**11/22/14–SPECIAL ELDERAUDIENCE DISCOUNT to see the MUSICAL version of the Holiday Classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life”, from Stumptown Stages! Based on the beloved 1946 film, this heart-warming original musical returns for a third season to tell the story of George Bailey! Take the journey with George through his childhood dreams, his midlife disappointments and his discovery of how one life can make a difference and touch the hearts of so many! The show runs DEC 11-28, (THURS/FRI/SAT @ 7:30PM, SAT/SUN @ 2PM). SAVE ON SAT OR SUN MATINEE TICKETS! ($26 versus $45) Call (503)381-8686 and mention ELDERAUDIENCE OR mention ELDERAUDIENCE at the DOOR to get $26 MATINEE tickets. Location: Portland’5 Brunish Theatre at Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 SW Broadway Portland (between SW Broadway & SW Main St) http://www.stumptownstages.org

**11-16-14–This N’ That… **JT WISE BAND for “good time rock & singing harmonies”  http://www.elderaudience.com/jt-wise-band/** ACCORDIONIST ELIZABETH WISLER with one-woman band sound: Italian, French, Spanish, Latin, German, Greek, Jazz standards, popular 20’s to 40’s tunes, light classical and HOLIDAY music. http://www.elderaudience.com/elizabeth-wisler-music-around-the-world/ **SMOOTH COUNTRY BLUES WITH JOHN CANNON, who gets super reviews http://www.elderaudience.com/smooth-country-blues-with-john-cannon/ **Highly praised IRILLA SWANSON leads WATERCOLOR PAINTING,”FUN AND EASY classes at senior facilities http://www.elderaudience.com/art-classes-irilla-swanson/**GARY ROBERTS sings and plays tunes made famous by FRANK SINATRA, ELVIS PRESLEY, TONY BENNETT, RAY CHARLES AND JOHNNY CASH, NAT “KING” COLE, PETER,PAUL&MARYhttp://www.elderaudience.com/the-gary-roberts-show/**

**11-16-14–Looking for something DIFFERENT? Check out the many possibilities in the SPEAKERS category on ElderAudience http://www.elderaudience.com/category/speaker-miscellaneous/

**11-16-14–Get in the Holiday spirit as GORDON NEAL HERMAN presents a seasonal multimedia presentation: “Christmas with with Bing Crosby” WEDNESDAY DEC 10 at 1pm, at Portland’s Friendly House, 1737 NW 26th (at Thurman). Admission $7 for Friendly House members, and $9 for others.  More info at (503)228-4391 **ALSO: Invite GORDON NEAL HERMAN to bring one of his many fascinating presentations to your facility or event. The topics he offers range from the popular Big Band leader Glenn Miller, to the Story of the American Marching Bands, Ragtime, Jazz Legend Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Miles Davis, Count Basie, George Gershwin, Rodger and Hammerstein and more! http://www.elderaudience.com/herman-gordon-neal/

**11-16-14–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/

**11-16-14–This is an expecially good time of year to listen to GOSPEL music. So invite the superb 1SPIRIT GOSPEL TRIO to sing for you. They travel WIDELY! http://www.elderaudience.com/1spirit-southern-gospel-music/

**11-16-14–BODACIOUS plays CAJUN, original, and cover tunes. Their core trio includes guitar, piano, WASHBOARD (!), accordion and vocals. “Groovy Gumbo from our pantry of Blues,Rock&Roll,Jazz and Zydeco-Cajun-Irish-German influences” They TRAVEL! Read about BODACIOUS and be sure to listen to their fun music samples. http://www.elderaudience.com/bodacious/

**11-16-14–Are you in the EUGENE/SPRINGFIELD area? See  “The New Shakespeare Showcase” (“a cavalcade of scenes and monologues, full of passions and hilarity, with enough variety to please any taste.”) presented by the Fools Haven & Academy of Arts and Academics on SAT DEC 6 at 7pm, at the Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main st. in Springfield. Senior Tickets $6, available at the door, or at  http://www.WildishTheater.com or by phone  (541)868-0689.

**11-16-14–Here’s a great review I just received for *newly listed* DJ/Emcee CHAD HAMILTON! http://www.elderaudience.com/chad-hamilton-dj-and-emcee/ “Chad Hamilton DJ’d our Halloween party at Centennial and made it a huge success! He brought all his own sound and lighting equipment, set up promptly, and gave us a great show! The music was spot on for our theme and he really interacted with the audience, which was a mix of all ages! I would highly recommend him to DJ your parties!” Jessie F., Activities Director, Marquis Centennial, Portland

**11-16-14–Invite Peruvian Dancer LUCIANA PROANO to present her unusual program of PERUVIAN DANCE in beautiful, handmade costumes. She ALSO is available to lead SENIOR YOGA and Movement classes. LUCIANA has been a Yoga Instructor for 30 years, with experience guiding seniors and those with ailments. Learn more about LUCIANA’s Peruvian dance performances http://www.elderaudience.com/luciana-proano-peruvian-performer/ and her Senior Yoga instruction: http://www.elderaudience.com/senior-yoga-with-luciana-proano/

**11-16-14–FREE DAYTIME HOLIDAY CONCERT! Portland Wind Symphony performs Sunday, Dec. 7 at 3 pm in Lincoln Performance Hall at PSU. 1620 sw park Guest conductor Joseph Accuardi leads the band in a “Theomusicology” program featuring Alfred Reed’s *Russian Christmas Music*, *O Magnum Mysterium* by Morton Lauridsen, Debussy’s *Engulfed Cathedral* ,William Schumann’s *When Jesus* *Wept* and holiday favorites by Leroy Anderson. The program is free and open to the public. More information at http://www.pcws.org

**11-15-14–PLAN AHEAD AND SAVE! This sounds so fun! See a “brassy, nostalgic,upbeat 1940’s musical revue” called IN THE MOOD, on TUESDAY, MARCH 3 at 2pm and 7;30pm at Portland’s Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway. Celebrating its twentieth annual national tour, In The Mood recreates the swing era with sizzling choreography, sassy costumes and over 40 unforgettable songs performed live on stage, like “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (of Company B),” “In The Mood,” “Tuxedo Junction,” “Sing, Sing, Sing” and more. Come hear the music that moved the nation’s spirit and helped win a war! HOLIDAY GIFT SPECIAL: $10.00 OFF IN THE MOOD TICKETS! Use promotional code “MOOD” at the Portland’5 Box Office and online to get $10.00 off In the Mood tickets in price levels 1-3. **Offer valid through November 30 or while supplies last, on select seats.** BUY TICKETS: http://neweratickets-t.neolane.net/r/?id=t4d0e7cfd,3d95971b,3d9962bc

**11-15-14–NANCY DOWNIE entertains with her HAMMERED DULCIMER AND NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTES! She offers “music for all times”–historical and “old time” tunes, as well as more contemporary fare. PLUS, you’ll hear anecdotes about the background and culture of the songs, learn details about her instruments, AND have a “mini-lesson” on the hammered dulcimer if you wish. NANCY gets wonderful reviews. There’s a lot more to learn about NANCY DOWNIE at her listing. She TRAVELS too.
http://www.elderaudience.com/nancy-downie-certified-music-practitioner/

**11-15-14–REMINDER to check out the newly listed PAMMIE PAYNE, who brings her PAMinals VISITING ANIMALS program to senior facilities within 60 miles of Portland. This longtime Veterinary Technician shares her various exotic creatures including 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. Read more: http://www.elderaudience.com/paminals-visits-with-animals/

**11-15-14–More RAVE REVIEWS for “RELIVING RADIO” PRESENTER DICK KARMAN! Here’s a bit of what Joanne S., from Southside Church of Christ in Lebanon had to say about him: “We had Dick Karman come for our Senior Appreciation Luncheon…I was very pleased with his professionalism even before we met him in all our e-mail communication. He seemed willing to go the extra mile to make the program enjoyable and entertaining for our group of about 50 seniors. He brought his collection of antique radios for display as well as a couple of sheets of trivia about radio to put on the tables for discussion during the meal….We laughed and cried together as we remembered radio the way it was…We will most certainly have Dick back in the future.” Book DICK KARMAN for your facility or event: http://www.elderaudience.com/reliving-radio-with-dick-karman/

**11-15-14–TIME TO BOOK YOUR SANTA! ElderAudience has two Santa’s. Arrange for your Holiday visit: SANTA BOB GANG http://www.elderaudience.com/santa-bob-robert-gang/ and SANTA JIM WOOD http://www.elderaudience.com/santa-jim-jim-wood/   

**11-13-14–WEST LINN COMMUNITY CHORUS invites you to “SNOWCAPE”, The Joyous & Gentle Sounds of Winter, on FRIDAY DEC 12 at 7:30pm and SATURDAY DEC 13 at 3pm, at Holy Names Chapel, Mary’s Woods, 17400 Holy Names Drive in Lake Oswego. Parking lot near entrance, with shuttle service to the door. Senior Tickets $10 at Door or at http://www.boxofficetickets.com     http://www.westlinnchorus.org

**11-13-14–**SPECIAL ELDERAUDIENCE DISCOUNT on MATINEE PERFORMANCES of STUMPTOWN STAGES’ “feel good” musical, “YOU’RE GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN” ! 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.Portland’s “YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN” is based on the beloved Peanuts cartoon by Charles Schulz. “With the help of his friends, the beloved Peanuts gang, Charlie Brown shares his “average” day with the audience. Filled with delightful and wonderful songs, this show is sure to prove that happiness really is two kinds of ice cream and a warm blanket. An endearing and memorable experience for the whole family.” STUMPTOWN STAGES is located at Portland’5 Brunish Theatre at Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 SW Broadway in Portland. “YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN” RUNS THROUGH DECEMBER 7. THURS/FRI/SAT @ 7:30PM, SAT/SUN @ 2PM.  http://www.stumptownstages.org

**11-12-14–JAMES MANUELE plays and teaches FLAMENCO and CLASSICAL GUITAR in our area. His music ranges from classical to movie themes, Spanish romantic and more. JAMES discusses with the audience the composers and the history of the music he performs. He varies the instrument he uses depending on the kind of music being played. The Portland Guitar Society wrote of his JAMES’ debut recording: “a reflective and immediately appealing performance.” JAMES MANUELE is based in Vancouver but available to travel! http://www.elderaudience.com/james-manuele/

**11-12-14–REMINDER!  SPECIAL ELDERAUDIENCE DISCOUNT to see THOM BRAY as Charles Dickens in his one man Holiday show, A Christmas Carol“! WHEN: Monday, Dec.22, 2014 at NOON; WHERE: The Old Church, downtown Portland 1422 SW 11th (11th and Clay) SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR ELDERAUDIENCE! Get tickets for $10, which is $4 off the regular senior ticket price! To order, call 1-800-838-3006 and order event # 892695 and use discount code “elder” . (You may also visit www.pdxchristmas.com and follow the link to Brown Paper Tickets. Be sure to use the discount code “elder” when placing your order! ) More info: http://www.elderaudience.com/thom-bray-achristmascarol/

**11-12-14–Wonderful music abounds this season…Attend OREGON PRO ARTE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA‘S fundraising gala “Winter in Vienna” on SUNDAY DEC 14 @7:30pm at the Chapel at Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst, 17400 Holy Names Drive, in Lake Oswego. Hear Haydn’s Symphony #94 “Surprise”, and works by Bach and Johann Strauss Jr. Tickets are $25 and include the Concert, a Champagne Reception, Live Auction and raffle ticket. Info: (503)570-6211 or  http://www.oregonproarte.org  

**11-9-14–Take a trip to Europe without leaving home! MARY KNIGHT offers “Armchair” travel presentations with colorful slides, accompanied by a bit of history and entertaining anecdotes. “Visit” Germany, France, England, Austria, Scotland, Switzerland and more! NO CHARGE. A senior herself, MARY KNIGHT is only available on Portland’s West Side, Beaverton and Tigard.  http://www.elderaudience.com/armchair-travel-with-mary-knight/

**11-9-14–“POP MUSIC HISTORIAN AND DJ” JIM PRITCHARD shares with you his stories of celebrities and pop music from his days as a radio DJ. AND he can also be a DJ for your event, bringing you a vast amount of music “of yesteryear”. JIM has a booming voice and great sense of humor. Read the glowing testimonial in his listing, then contact him! He TRAVELS WIDELY!  http://www.elderaudience.com/jim-pritchard-pop-music-historian-and-dj/

**11-9-14–Do you know about UNCLE YASCHA? He is a singer, musician, and storyteller who plays ACCORDION and performs “neglected gems” from the traditions of JAZZ, RAGTIME, POPULAR STANDARDS, AND TANGO–with humor! He also tells STORIES accompanied by music. PORTLAND/VANCOUVER AREA
http://www.elderaudience.com/uncle-yascha/

**11-9-14–KEIKO MATSUO plays the LEVER HARP, also known as the Celtic Harp. 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. Call on KEIKO for soothing mealtime music, background music during special occasions, and for HOLIDAYS!  **She can team up with a flutist for special events, and she TRAVELS!  http://www.elderaudience.com/keiko-matsuo-lever-harp/

**11-9-14–SIG UNANDER offers inspiring presentations on a number of topics, including one on WASPS, the first American women military pilots in history. With rare period photographs and profiles of individual WASPs, including Hazel Yin Lee, the first Chinese-American woman pilot who died on a dangerous mission, SIG brings “FLY GALS–WOMEN AIRFORCE SERVICES PILOTS OF WW II” to your facility or event. ANOTHER of SIG’S presentations 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 arrange for a program: http://www.elderaudience.com/sig-unander-speaker/

**11-9-14–THE UPTOWNERS is a Duo performing music from the “GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK”. Vocalist Carrie Rambo sings favorite American popular tunes from the 1920’s through the 1960’s accompanied by jazz piano player Bill French. Many of their songs originated on the musical theater stage and become great jazz standards. You’ll hear music by the great Rogers & Hart, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and swing-era favorites of the 1940s, plus much more! **THE UPTOWNERS also hve a special program of Christmas music. They TRAVEL WIDELY. Read more about them. http://www.elderaudience.com/the-uptowners-your-great-american-songbook-duo/

**11-9-14–Ask DAVE SUING to share a compelling presentation on the HISTORY OF SPACE–stories about the beginning of N.A.S.A., the Apollo moon missions, and various astronauts. Take a fun “space trivia” quiz. Watch a short dvd with video of moonwalks. DAVE SUING Travels Widely, and he gets super reviews! http://www.elderaudience.com/dave-suing-history-of-space/  

**11-9-14–Just received a great testimonial for EMMY HOROWITZ, a VOLUNTEER (for now) who sings 60’s Classics and Jazz Standards from artists like Dusty Springfield, Dionne Warwick, Frankie Valli, The Supremes and The Shirelles. Rita F. at Summerfield Estates in Tigard wrote: “We had the pleasure of listening to Emmy Horowitz entertain our residents at Summerfield Estates in Tigard today. They loved her and I hope we can get her to return soon. She sang a great selection of tunes from the past that resonate with our residents that certainly made their afternoon even better. Emmy has a melodious voice and I could tell she enjoyed herself as well as her audience. I would highly recommend her to entertain anywhere!” http://www.elderaudience.com/emmy-horowitz-sings/

**11-9-14–ElderAudience has MAGICIANS!  http://www.elderaudience.com/category/magicians/

**11-9-14–This bears REPEATING: A few months ago I started a new category called “CONTACT ON SHORT NOTICE” where you can find performers and presenters whose schedules are often flexible enough to accommodate requests with little lead time. Good to keep in mind! http://www.elderaudience.com/category/contact-on-short-notice-ok/

**11-9-14–Mark your calendars! Well known ElderAudience-listed Storyteller ANNE RUTHERFORD has a 1 WOMAN SHOW (for all ages) coming up titled “Alice’s 1-Woman Wonderland: The Original Adventure”.  See this solo version of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. From Red Queen to Mad Hatter, Anne brings alive over a dozen characters through her vivid vocal and physical performance, fueled by the wit of Carroll’s original text. WHENJAN. 24, 25, 31, and FEB 1 @ 2 pm. WHERE: Multnomah Arts Center, Theater, at 7688 SW Capitol Highway in Portland. Tickets: $15 or $10 for Groups of 8 or more. Purchase tickets online at http://www.fertilegroundpdx.org

**11-9-14–Are you on Portland’s EAST SIDE? (including Gresham,Troutdale, Boring, etc.) The SOUTH RIVERSIDE KIWANIS have a MUSICAL lip-sync REVUE with lighting, backdrop, sound system and costumes that they love presenting at senior facilities the THIRD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH. Enjoy favorites from the Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, along with a “Give my Regards to Broadway” finale. NO CHARGE, but they request DONATIONS that go to the Kiwanis’ support for Doernbecher Hospital and Kiwanis Kids’ summer camps **SOUTH RIVERSIDE KIWANIS have asked me to let you know that they are ESPECIALLY interested in finding some EAST SIDE audiences. Contact them! http://www.elderaudience.com/south-riverside-kiwanis-revue/

**11-9-14–BUNNIES IN BASKETS is a a volunteer organization providing visits by “therapy” bunnies (with their human partners) to senior facilities throughout our area. Request a visit by these beautiful,  furry creatures! Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/bunnies-in-baskets/

**11-9-14–Are you in LANE COUNTY or the MID-WILLAMETTE VALLEY? There are geographic categories for you. You’ll find listings for entertainers and presenters who are EITHER based in your area OR who are willing to TRAVEL to your area. LANE COUNTY http://www.elderaudience.com/category/lane-county/
MID-WILLAMETTE VALLEY  http://www.elderaudience.com/category/mid-willamette-valley/

**11-9-14–Have lovers of ELVIS? Book MARK STEVENZ, an award winning ELVIS PRESLEY tribute artist for your next event! He TRAVELS WIDELY. http://www.elderaudience.com/elvis-tribute-artist-mark-stevenz/

**11-9-14–EMERALD VALLEY OPRY in EUGENE features an ElderAudience-listed string band on their DEC 13 lineup! Hear BIG FOOT LANE  http://www.elderaudience.com/bigfoot-lane/ along with Country and Western bands and the Willamette High School Choir, on SAT DEC 13. Houseband at 5:15 with Concert 6-9:30pm. WHERE: Powers Auditorium, Willamette High School, 1801 Echo Hollow Rd in Eugene. Senior tickets $5, and $1 OFF ADMISSION with donation of non-perishable food item or personal item/toy. More info: (541)688-0937 or http://www.emeraldvalleyopry.com 

**11-9-14–Put on your dancing shoes! Attend one of the upcoming SWING STREET GLENN TADINA BAND public dances on WEDNESDAY afternoons at the Oregon City Pioneer Community Center, 615 5th st. in Oregon City. $5 per person. WHEN: 11/19; 11/28; 12/3; 12/10; 12/17; and 12/24 Learn more at http://www.swingst.com

**11-9-14–Fascinating! TAKE A TOUR or just visit THE OLD AURORA COLONY MUSEUM! Open TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, 11am to 4pm and SUNDAY noon to 4pm. Location: 15018 2nd st NE in Aurora. Senior admission $5. Tour groups are welcome. More information at http://www.auroracolony.org or call the Museum office 503-678-5754.   

**11-1-14–For lovers of BACH and other Baroque Music…Attend BACH CANTATA CHOIR’s upcoming special holiday concert on **FRI DEC 19 at 7:30pm. SENIOR TICKETS $20 at  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/881181  WHERE: Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, 1907 NE 45th ave in Portland. More info: http://www.bachcantatachoir.org/season-schedule.html  

**11-1-14–Get in the holiday spirit with Contemporary Jazz Piano legend DAVID BENOIT who pays tribute to Charlie Brown’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas” TV “PEANUTS” specials that began 50 years ago. WHEN: SUN NOV 30, 7:30pm WHERE: Portland’s Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway.   http://neweratickets-t.neolane.net/r/?id=t4bf51e5b,3d061604,3d0761f0  

 

 

 

 

 

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