11-22-09 Email Update for seniors and senior facilities
Greetings from Pam at ElderAudience! Here’s the weekly rundown on listings
**A FEW complimentary tickets remain for the TUESDAY 12/8 7:30 concert by the famed Takacs Quartet, at Reed College’s Kaul Auditorium. (Thanks to Friends of Chamber Music, who are listed on ElderAudience).Please e mail email@example.com as soon as possible if you know of seniors who are interested!
**NEW LISTING New listing for Public Playhouse Theatre! This non-profit theatre company in Portland invites you to share joy and laughter throughout its season, beginning with a unique, multi-media production of “A Christmas Story”, Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940′s. Shows are Th though Sat at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2pm, from 12/4-12/19.Location is CoHo Theater , 2257 NW Raleigh in Portland. Senior pricing, group discounts, and special Thursday pricing! Learn more at the Public Playhouse’s listing under Theatre, or go to www.publicplayhouse.org.
**NEW LISTING–Elvis is “alive”!! We have just listed ELVIS TRIBUTE ARTIST, SINGER MARK STEVENZ (MARK AND THE MEMPHIS KINGS)on ElderAudience. Mark is a singer who uses his amazing vocal range, looks, personality and stage presence to bring back the days of his hero, Elvis Presley to all who were fortunate enough to see Elvis perform, and also to introduce the
KING to a new generation who will become fans! Mark got his musical start when he was “discovered” a few years ago in a karoake bar, singing Elvis songs (of course). In addition to performing with his Elvis Tribute Band, MARK AND THE MEMPHIS KINGS, Mark has been a featured singer in several local musical theatre productions: Smokey Joe’s Cafe;Grease;and Jesus Christ Superstar.Contact Mark to have “The Memphis Kings” play at your facility or event–it will be an INCREDIBLE show!Elvis Tribute Artist Singer Mark Stevenz–Mark and the Memphis Kings is listed in the Music category.
**Plan an outing on Tuesday Dec. 1, to see Portland Civic Theatre Guild’s First Tuesday Readers Theatre, as they present a reading of The Road to Mecca by Athol Fugard. “After the death of her husband, Miss Helen withdrew from and alienated her tight-knit community by filling her yard with her own concrete sculptures and her house with mirrors and candles – her own “Mecca”. Her young friend, Elsa, comes to visit in response to a troubling letter from Miss Helen on the same day that Miss Helen’s long time friend and pastor visits to help her fill out an application for a move to the local Old Folks Home. A battle of wills ensues as Elsa champions Miss Helen’s artistic vision and independence while Pastor Byleveld tries to overcome his unease at Miss Helen’s ‘idolatry’ and assert his real concern for her welfare.” Directed by Chrisse Roccaro Doors open at 10am. $6 at the door, and include complimentary coffee and cookies! Located at The Old Church, SW 11th & Clay in Portland. www.portlandcivictheatreguild.org
**Free Lecture on Forests of Brazil at the World Forestry Center’s Discovery Museum, Wed Dec 9 from 4-5pm, in the Mt. Hood room.Aline Guerriera Moreira, a Fellow at the World Forestry Center’s World Forest Institute (WFI), will speak on sustainability issues of her home country, Brazil, including its struggles to mitigate deforestation while also raising living standards for impoverished communities. Brazil has long been a target of international criticism about deforestation of the Amazon, but as Moreira will explain, there is far more to forests than just the Amazon, and sustainability is not just about saving trees. Admission is free with ADVANCE RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org 503-488-2137, or $8 at the door. The Discovery Museum is located in Portland’s Washington Park.
**Don’t forget to come to “Sing A Song Of Merry Christmas”, Northwest Theatre’s variety show Dec. 9, 10, 11 AND 12TH. 2:00 P.M. each day. Fun and laughter for all!See ElderAudience’s Theatre and Holidays categories for more information.
**OASIS Education Center holds “A Celebration of PEACE and GOOD WILL” on Saturday, 12/12, beginning at 10:30 am. Included in this all day event is a lecture on “Building Peace” by John Pearson, M.D., Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility; Box lunch; and several outstanding musical performances! Fee is $35. Location is Macy’s in downtown Portland, 4th Floor, Large Classroom. For more information or to register call 503-241-3059 or go to www.oasisnet.org/portland.
**A holiday outing reminder! Pacific Crest Wind Symphony, a 34 piece group of brass, winds, and percussion musicians, are presenting a “Home for the Holidays” concert on Sunday 12/13 at 3pm, at Lake Oswego High School in Lake Oswego (2501 Country Club Rd). Groups of 10+ get half price tickets–so $5 each! More information at www.pcws.org
That’s is for now. Have a great week, and a wonderful Thanksgiving!