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**4-15-14–THIS N’ THAT…Be sure to check out recently listed Historian/Author DR. TRACY J. PRINCE who presents Historical Slide Shows on a variety of topics including Native American Art, Portland’s Historic Goose Hollow neighborhood, and Buried Gulches, Creeks and Lakes of Old Portland–and more! http://www.elderaudience.com/historianauthor-tracy-j-prince/
**CREATE SOME FUN AND MAGIC WITH A MAGICIAN! Check out the MAGICIANS category on ElderAudience: http://www.elderaudience.com/category/magicians/ **One man band performer WILL SPILLETTE combines all kinds of music–especially from the 20′s-40′s, with a rapport gained from his experience as a coordinator in an Alzheimers/dementia facility. He’s gotten some great reviews, too! http://www.elderaudience.com/william-spillette-one-man-band/

**4-15-14–Entertainers KIM & TERRY CAMPBELL get terrific reviews with shows featuring Vocals, plenty of HUMOR, and themes ranging from Country, to Patriotic, to Christmas, 50′s Sock Hop, and more–plus each time they visit is a new one! They can fashion a program to meet your needs,and they TRAVEL. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/kim-n-terrys-musical-show/

**4-15-14–Have you visited the GEEZER GALLERY? It features works by older artists and is engaged is lots of exciting collaborations around our community. “Geezer Gallery is intended to be provocative. We want to provoke conversation and new ways of thinking about what it means to be an aging or “older” person in today’s world.” Geezer Gallery is located at 600 NW Naito Pkwy, Suite E, in Portland. Hours are by appointment Monday through Friday. Call (503)244-0441 to arrange a visit!  http://www.geezergallery.com/

**4-15-14–Announcing the 2014 Lineup for PORTLAND’S FREE NOONTIME SHOWCASE (“You bring lunch–We entertain you”) Portland Center for the Performing Arts offers a series of FREE noontime performances (45-60 minutes) of professional-quality entertainment!  WHERE: Indoors in the Rotunda of Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 SW Broadway in downtown Portland (October – May) or Outdoors on SW Main Street between SW Broadway and SW Park Avenue (June – September)  MONDAY, MAY 12: Brooklyn Street Jazz; WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4 Jolly Tars (Canadian Royal Navy Jazz Quartet); WEDNESDAY, JULY 9 Marti Mendenhall Jazz Vocals; WEDNESDAY, JULY 16 Zimba, South African Marimbas; WEDNESDAY, JULY 23 Pendulum Aerial Artistry; and WEDNESDAY JULY, 30 The Stomptowners Celtic Music & Dance. More info at: http://www.pcpa.com/events

**4-15-14–PORTLAND CIVIC THEATRE GUILD’S play reading for May is the Broadway Musical “SIDE SHOW”, a show that Vincent Canby of the New York Times called “A fascinating mix of old-fashioned Broadway and sharp contemporary sensibility”. In the early 1920′s Daisy and Violet, twin sisters literally joined at the hip, joined a carnival and quickly became headliners. Their journey to stardom and struggle to achieve fame, fortune and happiness is the story of “Side Show.” WHEN: TUESDAY MAY 6 at 10 am the lovely Old Church, located at 1422 SW 11th (at Clay)in downtown Portland. Tickets are $8 and include coffee and light refreshments. More info at http://www.portlandcivictheatreguild.org

**4-15-14–WELL ARTS partners with the Portland Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Alumnae Society Inc to present “Jump at the Sun” a performance of ORAL HISTORIES collected from three generations of Portland African American women. WHEN: May 2-11, Fridays at 7:30 and Saturdays at 2pm. WHERE: Portland Actors Conservatory, 1436 SW Montgomery Street in Portland.SENIOR TICKETS $5  See http://www.wellarts.org or call 503-459-4500 for ticketing information.

**4-15-14–DICK KARMAN presents RELIVING RADIO: THE WAY RADIO WAS at a FREE public performance on FRIDAY, MAY 2 at the Juanita Pohl Senior Center (8513 SW Tualatin Rd in Tualatin) FROM 1-2pm. DICK is enormously popular, and this is a great program will give you a chance to see why. Read more about him and invite him to YOUR facility or event. He travels WIDELY!  http://www.elderaudience.com/reliving-radio-with-dick-karman/

**4-15-14–LAUGHTER is Therapeutic!! LAURA LOU PAPE-MCCARTHY is a Certified LAUGHTER YOGA Leader. Laughter Yoga cultivates playfulness and joy as it increases oxygen to the brain and heightens body awareness. Laura Lou has a theatre and circus clowning background. She offers Tai Chi Basics and Chair Yoga too! Wonderful testimonials. Bring LAURA LOU to your  facility.  http://www.elderaudience.com/laughter-yoga-tai-chi-laura-lou/

**4-15-14–NEWLY LISTED: JOE SZABO, “The Accordion Man”,  is a Strolling Accordionist who plays and SINGS a wide variety of songs–Italian (“That’s Amore”, “O Solo Mio”, “Arrivederchi Roma”), Irish/Celtic (“Danny Boy”, “My Wild Irish Rose”), German, Love Songs, Movies & Musicals, Patriotic, Western, Luau, Oktoberfest, other Holidays, etc. He ALSO can dress in costume to suit the occasion. **Ask JOE about his SINGING TELEGRAM Service! JOE prefers performing on Portland’s Westside and Washington County. Learn more about him, and see his video sample: http://www.elderaudience.com/joe-the-accordion-man/

**4-15-14–Passing along this really wonderful testimonial for the Gospel Music Trio, 1SPIRIT: “What a blessing! we were enthralled with the music that 1Spirit brought into our community yesterday. You brought some folks to tears and goose bumps to another. My staff cannot stop “singing” your praises. Our thanks to Ken, Stan, and Jon for gracing us with the spirit of 1Spirit.” Cindy F., SpringRidge Court Assisted Living. Learn more about 1SPIRIT and have them sing for you. They TRAVEL WIDELY: http://www.elderaudience.com/1spirit-southern-gospel-music/

**4-15-14–NEW HORIZONS BIG BAND of Tualatin plays familiar hits and big band jazz –Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Xavier Cugat, etc., to Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Stan Kenton and much more. Think of them for Concerts, Dances, Fund Raisers, and Marketing events. In addition to the Portland/Vancouver area, they will TRAVEL to the Mid-Willamette Valley and the Oregon Coast (travel expenses apply). **AVAILABLE EVENINGS, WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS! LEARN MORE:  http://www.elderaudience.com/new-horizons-big-band/

**4-15-14–READERS THEATRE GRESHAM does a reading of the comedic play HEAVEN CAN WAIT (anybody recall the great movie with Warren Beattie?) on MONDAY MAY 19 at 7pm, at Gresham Chapel & Evening Event Center, 257 SE Roberts Ave. in Gresham. Tickets $9

**4-15-14–DELIVERY DRIVERS NEEDED! Store to Door is a non profit agency that provides personalized grocery shopping and delivery service for seniors and those with disabilities.It is currently seeking both paid and volunteer Delivery Drivers.They also have 5 openings for in-office volunteer Order-Takers. Learn more: http://www.storetodooroforegon.org/were-hiring/

**4-15-14–MARK YOUR CALENDARS to attend NW SENIOR THEATRE’S Spring Show, “DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?”, A variety show featuring music from from the 20′s’s 30′s, 40′s and more, plus Dancing, Skits and a Salute to early Radio! WHEN: Wed. May 14; Thurs. May 15; Fri. May 16; and Sat. May 17. All shows at 2pm. $5 admission. WHERE: Alpenrose Dairy Opera House,6149 SW Shattuck Rd. in Portland. Lots of FREE parking for buses, vans and cars. Unload buses and vans at the door. Wheelchair and walker accessible.**If you are coming as a group by bus or van it is very important you arrive by 1:30 and let Betty know in advance. More info from Betty Merrill at (503)227-2003 or bettymer@comcast.net   http://www.elderaudience.com/northwest-senior-theatre/

**4-15-14–LEAPIN’ LOUIE is known around the world for his COMEDY VARIETY shows. LOUIE (a.k.a. David Lichtenstein) traveled to 28 countries last year with his fancy lasso work, juggling, high unicycle, comedy and  audience participation. He has SPECIAL PRICING FOR SENIOR FACILITIES, and he gets rave reviews!  http://www.elderaudience.com/leapin-louie-comedy-variety-shows/

**4-15-14–OTTO AND ANITA’S BAVARIAN CAFE in SW Portland’s Multnomah Village features the finest in fresh Bavarian food and WONDERFUL pastries. Home of Otto’s famous pickle soup. Banquet room for larger groups. Learn more:  http://www.elderaudience.com/otto-and-anitas-bavarian-restaurant/

**4-15-14–Invite BELINDA BALOGH to bring her fitness programs to your doorstep. The gym comes to YOU-she is a Certified Personal Trainer who works on Balance enhancements, Strength Training, Fall Prevention, Flexibility and more! Portland to Wilsonville. http://www.elderaudience.com/boomer-fitness-solutions-belinda-balogh/

**4-15-14–ANOTHER NEW LISTING!! The JT WISE BAND is your source for “good time rock and singing harmonies”. They can tailor their band to 3, 4 or 5 members to include mandolin, guitar,electric guitar and drums–plus vocals! Listen to music from the late 60′s, like the Grateful Dead and original songs. Check them out!  http://www.elderaudience.com/jt-wise-band/

**4-15-14–NEW LISTING! EXPRESSIVE AWAKENINGS is an innovative program that combines Storytelling, Theater, Art and Creative Writing for seniors and those with disabilities. Founder and lead consultant Keil Moses presents interactive sessions at Portland Metro area senior facilities to unlock partipants’ “personal wisdom and creative voice”. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/kiel-moses-expressive-awakenings/

**4-15-14–MOBILE DENTAL CLEANINGS–Registered Dental Hygienist JERRI HOLBROOK travels to YOU with her portable dental unit, to perform complete tissue & restoration evaluation and oral cancer screening, deep cleaning-soft tissue management, sealants, along with regular cleaning. JERRI has 30+ years experience. MOBILE DENTAL CLEANING is a private, and very affordable service! Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/mobile-dental-cleanings/

**4-15-14–SKYLARK TAPPERS invites you to their next show on SAT MAY 10 and SUN MAY 11 (both shows 2pm) at Portland Metro Arts, 9003 SE Stark St in Portland. This year the show features the Tappers dancing to LIVE MUSIC! Their repertoire includes both classical and contemporary styles of tap. Tickets $20 Call (503) 245-3994 or  skylarktappers@comcast.net   **ALSO, invite the SKYARK TAPPERS to come to YOU! Learn more:  http://www.elderaudience.com/the-skylark-tappers/

**4-15-14--ALLEN MATHEWS is an expert in Classical and Brazilian Guitar Music! In addition to teaching at local colleges and his own private studio, ALLEN has lived, studies and performed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  He has performed in 6 countries and recorded an album. ALLEN doesn’t just play music, he offers INTERACTIVE PRESENTATIONS on BRAZILIAN AND CLASSICAL GUITAR. Read about him and invite him to your facility!  http://www.elderaudience.com/allen-mathews-classical-guitarist/

**4-15-14–Very Pleased to announce that “Son of Liberty” history presenter RAY BROWN is once again doing his programs on the Declaration of Independence, forming of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. (all in period-correct colonial attire!) RAY BROWN travels WIDELY! Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/ray-brown-son-of-liberty/

**4-8-14--Elvis tribute artist Mark Stevenz presents “Spring Fling with Elvis!” Fri April 18,  7-9pm $10 at door Chinese Village Restaurant,  520 SE 82nd ave in Portland. To reserve a table call or email (360)690-6625 or markmemphiskings@gmail.com  Invite the award winning “Elvis” (Mark Stevenz) to entertain at YOUR facility or event:  http://www.elderaudience.com/elvis-tribute-artist-mark-stevenz/

**4-7-14–As you plan your mealtime outings, take a look at the SENIOR FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS category!  http://www.elderaudience.com/category/senior-friendly-restaurants/

**4-7-14–Harness the POWER OF LAUGHTER, by having GAIL HAND, certified Laughter Yoga Leader and  Motivational Humorist give a program, either for residents OR staff professional development! GAIL travels WIDELY, and can bring along her little chihuahas Zippy and Zoe to visit. Learn more:  http://www.elderaudience.com/the-power-of-laughter-gail-hand/

**4-7-14–PORTLAND TAP CONNECTION on your calendar yet? This tap dance group gets rave reviews from staff and residents at local senior communities. Invite PORTLAND TAP CONNECTION  to perform!  http://www.elderaudience.com/the-portland-tap-connection/

**4-7-14–RICHARD THOMPSON is the author of several books on old TROLLEYS, including “Portland’s Streetcars,” ”Portland’s Streetcar Lines,” “Willamette Valley Railways,” and ”Portland’s Interurban Railway”. He enjoys giving illustrated presentations on Oregon’s rich electric railway history for seniors in the Portland/Vancouver and Mid-Willamette  Valley area. Learn more:  http://www.elderaudience.com/trolley-talks-with-richard-thompson/

**4-7-14–PABLO GRABIEL is a former activities director who specializes in memory-stimulating music activities and customizing music for any themed programs or special events. Typical programs include “Name that  Tune”,”Tour of Composers” to “Tour of the Decades”, “Gershwin”, ”Cole Porter”, all holidays and seasonal programs. Portland-based but travels widely! Read more about him: http://www.elderaudience.com/pablo-grabiel/

**4-7-14–BETTE LONGDEN presents “PROPS, PROPERLY DONE”, one-woman variety show with skits, stories, humor, audience interaction and PROPS! She is available in the PORTLAND area. Learn more:  http://www.elderaudience.com/bette-longden-variety-show/

**4-7-14–JOHN CANNON brings you SMOOTH COUNTRY BLUES–WONDERFUL CLASSIC country songs, some current, and a couple originals from his own CD. He accompanies himself on rhythm guitar and has background pre-recorded instrumentals. He gets super reviews, and he travels!  http://www.elderaudience.com/smooth-country-blues-with-john-cannon/

**4-7-14–MOUNTAIN PEAKS THERAPY LLAMAS are easygoing, “DoveLewis-certified” therapy llamas (and now alpacas!)  who visit senior communities in the Portland/Vancouver area, and they come “dressed” for every occasion! VERY POPULAR! Learn more:  http://www.elderaudience.com/mountain-peak-therapy-llama/

**4-7-14–GREAT HOUSE OF MUSIC‘s Mark and Helena Greathouse–an International Husband-Wife Dance and Accordion Duo who perform in costume!  http://www.elderaudience.com/great-house-of-music/

**4-7-14–GAIL RASMUSSEN’s R & R MUSIC, asks you to  ”Relax and Re-create pleasant memories through Popular Vocal Standards from the 1930′s to the 70′s…” GAIL is a longtime singer who has performed locally at the Elsie Stuhr Senior Center, as well as at several jazz clubs in our area (including Tony Starlight’s Supperclub and Jimmy Mak’s). She has a large repertoire (see a partial song list in her listing!) and can perform solo or with other singers or instrumentalists–depending on your needs. Learn more:  http://www.elderaudience.com/gail-rasmussen/

**4-7-14–Great for MEMORY CARE settings…DAVID RUTIEZER presents the DAVID SHOW, an interactive, Music-filled variety program. He has a background in music therapy and is a certified geriatric wellness instructor. DAVID offers a different show each month!  http://www.elderaudience.com/the-david-show/

**4-7-14–Invite CHIHUAHUA DESERT to bring their “Borderline Fiesta” and Traditional Country Western Music to your facility or event! Solo to Full Band, for Western days themes or Spring/Summer Fiestas, CHIHUAHUA DESERT gets super reviews! They TRAVEL WIDELY!   http://www.elderaudience.com/chihuahua-desert/

**4-7-14–”ONE MAN BAND” entertainer ART GOODMAN sings,plays Guitar/keyboard/harmonica and has a HUGE repertoire including Old Favorites, Gospel, Spanish, Holiday, Blues, etc. Plus, he takes requests, and AND he can stroll room to room. ART GOODMAN TRAVELS WIDELY. Listen to his samples! http://www.elderaudience.com/art-goodman-one-man-band/

**4-7-14–Here’s a group I haven’t mentioned lately: The TONE RANGERS–a small mixed CHOIR dedicated to bringing well-known songs to seniors in a SING-ALONG format, with a special focus on folks with MEMORY issues. Wide-ranging repertoire including do Holiday music and Jewish music. Portland/Vancouver area http://www.elderaudience.com/tone-rangers-choir/

**4-7-14–LUCIANA PROANO is a PERUVIAN DANCER AND PERCUSSIONIST who performs interpretive dance to music. Expect dance, poetry, visual art and gorgeous hand-made costumes! Read about LUCIANA PROANO and invite her to your facility or event:  http://www.elderaudience.com/luciana-proano-peruvian-performer/ NOTE: LUCIANA ALSO TEACHES YOGA AT SENIOR FACILITIES! Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/senior-yoga-with-luciana-proano/

**4-7-14–GENERATIONS BAND wants you to know they are VERSATILE! They are a quartet but can perform Solo, Duo or Trio to suit your needs or budget. They TRAVEL WIDELY, playing a wide variety of music, from Rock and Roll,Country, Big Band, and more. Be sure to hear the sound clips on their website, and note the huge list of songs they know!  http://www.elderaudience.com/generations-band/

**4-7-14–IRILLA SWANSON loves teaching WATERCOLOR painting at senior facilities in the Portland/Gresham/Vancouver areas as well as Woodburn and McMinnville! She receives lovely testimonials. Read about IRILLA SWANSON: http://www.elderaudience.com/irilla-swanson/

**4-7-14–JAMES HIPSHER recites poems, some of them quite long, ALL from memory! He is the winner of many poetry competitions, including 2012 Pacific University Poetry Slam “Best Performance”. Hear poems by the greats, such as Rudyard Kipling, Robert Frost, and Shakespeare, as well as ”Anon Y Mous”…JAMES can fashion a program to suit your theme or HOLIDAY, and he is a VOLUNTEER–No Charge. PORTLAND/VANCOUVER AREA. Learn more:  http://www.elderaudience.com/the-spoken-word-poetry-recitations-by-james-hipsher/

**4-7-14–Come to AN EVENING OF STORYTELLING IN THE VILLAGE! The Multnomah Arts Center in SW Portland hosts “Truth Be Told: An Evening of Storytelling in the Village” on FRIDAY, MAY 2nd, at 7:30pm. Ages 21 and up. Food and Drink available for purchase. ADMISSION BY DONATION! Location: 7688 SW Capitol Highway in Portland, (503)823-2787 http://www.multnomahartscenter.org

**4-7-14–Some FREE, NOONTIME MUSIC events at Portland State University! LOCATION: Lincoln Performance Hall, Room 75, 1620 SW Park ave in Portland. *THURSDAY, APRIL 24 at noon: PIANO PERFORMANCE RECITAL SERIES *THURSDAY, MAY 1 at noon: GUITAR PERFORMANCE RECITAL SERIES * THURSDAY, MAY 8 at noon: STRINGS PERFORMANCE RECITAL SERIES *THURSDAY, MAY 22 at noon: VOCAL PERFORMANCE RECITAL SERIES and *THURSDAY, MAY 29 at noon: BRASS AREA RECITAL SERIES.

**4-7-14–PLAN AHEAD to attend the EMERALD VALLEY OPRY in EUGENE! On SAT MAY 10, enjoy music from Corn Stalkers (Country and Rockabilly); 56 Pontiac (Traditional Country/ Rockabilly); Billy McCoy (Great Country); Willamette High School Jazz band; and Willamette High School Choir. Houseband at 5:15 followed by Concert 6-9:30pm. SENIOR TICKETS $5. LOCATION: Powers Auditorium, Willamette High School, 1801 Echo Hollow Rd in Eugene. Phone (541)688-0937  http://www.emeraldvalleyopry.com

**4-7-14–This sounds fun! Attend VA VA VOOM Senior troupe’s Spring Show, “We’re Goin’ Places!” Hear songs like “Happy Days are Here Again”, “Route 66″, “The Yellow Rose of Texas”, and “We’re Going to a Hookie Lau” plus many more. WHEN: THURSDAY MAY 22 at 2:00 PM; FRIDAY, MAY 23 at 2:00 PM; SATURDAY, MAY, May 24 at 2:00 PM and and EVENING SHOW at 7:00 PM. WHERE: Barberton Grange, 9400 NE 72nd Avenue in Vancouver. Tickets are $10.00 each. Busses are welcome as the Grange is wheel chair accessible. If you bring a bus, please CALL AHEAD so we help is available at the door. (360)546-5855

**4-2-14–See Sandy Actors Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night, or What You Will” It is a tale of mistaken identities and unrequited love–”a frivolous farce sprinkled with moments of genuine sentiment”, which runs APRIL 4-27 Fridays and Sat at 8:00pm and Sunday at 3:00pm. LOCATION: Behind Ace Hardware at 39181 Pioneer Blvd in Sandy. SENIOR TICKETS $12. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/sandy-actors-theatre/ 

**3-31-14–This N’That…Be sure to check out these offerings:

DOM FRANCO on STEEL GUITAR  http://www.elderaudience.com/dom-franco-steel-guitar/

WILL SPILLETTE ONE-MAN BAND  http://www.elderaudience.com/william-spillette-one-man-band/
JAMES SUING HISTORY OF SPACE PRESENTER  http://www.elderaudience.com/dave-suing-history-of-space/
SUNSET TRAFFIC JAM JAZZ BAND DIXIELAND FAVORITES http://www.elderaudience.com/sunset-traffic-jam-jazz-band/

**3-31-14–Remember to check out recently listed, multi-talented musician, LAILA MURPHY!  LAILA is a professional SINGER, FLUTIST, and PIANIST! She enjoys singing tunes from  Broadway Shows (South Pacific, Sound of Music, Showboat and others), performing Classical Flute pieces, and playing Piano. LAILA has had leading roles in shows in our area. A testimonial I just received for her says, in part:”…Laila warms the room when she walks in the door.” Be sure to read about LAILA MURPHY and invite her to entertain you:  http://www.elderaudience.com/laila-murphy-singer-and-flute/

**3-31-14–“Musical Humorist” TIMOTHY PATRICK has TEN different fun, interactive shows featuring songs, stories, jokes, sing-a-longs and projected images built on themes. Examples are “On the Horse”, “Aging to Perfection”, “Hootenanny!”, “L.O.V.E.”, and “Seasons Greetings”. He gets super testimonials and TRAVELS WIDELY! Learn more:  http://www.elderaudience.com/timothy-patrick-musical-humorist/

**3-31-14–Classically trained Soprano JOCELYN CLAIRE THOMAS is a frequent performer in opera, concert, and recitals, and a prize winning vocalist with a Masters Degree in Voice from the Peabody Conservatory. She has performed numerous roles at festivals and opera companies in the US and Canada, and she’d love to entertain at your facility or event in the Portland/Vancouver or Mid-Willamette Valley (she’ll travel up to one hour from Portland). In addition to singing opera arias, classical art songs, classical sacred works, and some musical theatre, JOCELYN can play the piano. Check out her listing and contact her for a program:  http://www.elderaudience.com/jocelyn-claire-thomas-soprano/

**3-31-14–CARROLL RAAUM SWING ORCHESTRA is an 18-piece Big Band playing the best of Big-Band music from the 20′s to today! They can TAILOR THEIR BAND (size and instruments) to your needs and event, have affordable rates, and they get great testimonials. Listen to a sample:  http://www.portlandbigband.com/repertoire.html  Learn more:  http://www.elderaudience.com/carroll-raaum-swing-orchestra/

**3-31-14–Listen to some of the sounds of BELTAINE, a wonderful group that plays HAMMERED DULCIMERS, guitar, accordion, flute and other instruments. You’ll hear American Traditional and Folk, Blues, English, Irish and Scottish,plus sing-along tunes! They can do 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/

**3-31-14–FLAMENCO AND CLASSICAL GUITARIST JAMES MANUELE has performed with local orchestras and concert series throughout the US, and teaches guitar at two colleges in our area. He presents a program with a wide variety of music, from Classical, Spanish, romantic, and movie themes, PLUS he’ll discuss his period instruments, composers, and history behind the music he plays. JAMES MANUELE is based in Vancouver, but available to travel. Check out his listing and listen to some of the samples:  http://www.elderaudience.com/james-manuele/

**3-31-14–NOW THROUGH MAY 4 at The World Forestry’s Discovery Museum, catch “Peanuts…Naturally”, a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects, and interactive stations. Visitors get a Peanuts-eye-view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain, and clouds), gardening, and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. More scientifically-oriented interactive stations allow visitors to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. Location: 4033 SW Canyon Rd in Portland. More info at  http://www.worldforestry.org

**3-31-14–MITCH HIDER just served as Master of Ceremonies at the International Whistling Championships in Japan! Not only is he a Champion Whistler himself, but he is a longtime Vaudeville style performer, and Historian of Whistling who entertains with plenty of humor. He is based in EUGENE, but will TRAVEL. Read all about him!  http://www.elderaudience.com/mitch-hider-whistler/

 

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