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October 2012 calendar

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by: LAKE OSWEGO PHOTOGRAPHERS - Mike Dederian plays Emile de Becque and Stephanie K. Leppert is Nellie Forbush in Lakewood Theatre Company's production of 'South Pacific,' continuing through Oct. 14. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 7 and 14, at the theater, 368 S. State St. in Lake Oswego. For tickets, call 503-635-3901 or order online at www.lakewood-center.org.

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• Camerawork Gallery: Peterson Hall, Linfield College Nursing School campus, 2255 N.W. Northrup Ave., Portland. Through Oct. 19: “Beauty & Wisdom,” Robbie Kaye's photo documentary of a disappearing aspect of American culture and a diminishing population of women who are part of a generation that is often overlooked: the weekly ritual of going to the “beauty parlor.” Info: 503-226-4847 (message), www.TheCameraworkGallery.org.

• “Flying Tigers: Chinese American Aviators in Oregon, 1918-1945”: Through Oct. 28, Collins Gallery, Multnomah County Central Library, 801 S.W. 10th Ave., Portland, 503-988-5123. Exhibition follows several Portland aviators: teenager Henry Wong, who built a plane in 1918 and attempted to enlist in the World War I U.S. Army Air Corps; Major Arthur Chin and Hazel Ying Lee, who distinguished themselves in service to both the U.S. and China; commercial pilot and instrument mechanic Leah Hing; and Pak On Lee, a new immigrant in 1935 who returned to China in 1941 as a member of the original Flying Tigers under the command of General Claire Chennault.

• IRCO Diabetes Support Group: 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 1 and 15 (first and third Mondays), East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave., Portland. Free, seniors 60 and older, led by RN. Info: Call IRCO Senior Services, 503-988-6073.

• Lakewood Theatre presents “South Pacific”: Performances through Oct. 14, Lakewood Theatre Company, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego. Curtain time 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sunday matinees Oct. 7 and 14. Tickets $35 adults, $32 seniors. Other discounts available for students and groups. Tickets and info: Call the Lakewood Box Office at 503-635-3901 or order online at www.lakewood-center.org.

• Mt. Hood Community College Visual Arts Gallery: 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham. Through Oct. 18: “Conversing with the Architect,” a solo exhibit by Miles Browne featuring 20 large-scale paintings investigating various processes of the natural world. Gallery hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday; closed weekends and holidays. Info: www.mhcc.edu, or contact Miles Browne at 503-491-7309 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Individuals requiring accommodations due to a disability may contact the MHCC Disability Services Office at 503-491-6923 or 503-491-7670 (TDD). Please call at least two weeks prior to the event to ensure availability.

• Sandy Actors Theatre presents “Blithe Spirit”: Performances through Oct. 7, Sandy Actors Theatre, 39181 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy, 503-668-6834. Reservations are suggested. Call 503-668-6834. Sandy Actors Theatre is wheelchair accessible and has hearing assist devices available, which can be reserved when you call for tickets. Info: www.sandyactorstheatre.org.

• Songwriter Circle with Cal Scott, Richard Moore and special guest Jon Koonce: 7 p.m. MOnday, Oct. 1, O'Connor's Vault,7850 S.W. Capitol Highway, Portland. Tickets $12 advance from brownpapertickets.com or $15 at the door. Info: Matt Miner, 503-484-8196, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mattminermusic.com.

• Wellness Workshop Series with Jacki Gethner, LMT: 10-11 a.m. Mondays, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Cost: $5 per session. Registration required; call the center.

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• Eastside Coal Hard Truth Forum: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda (near Northeast 58th and Sandy), Portland. Power Past Coal hosts a panel of experts and community members who will discuss the coal export issue. There are proposals to transport megatons of coal through Oregon and Washington en route to Asia's coal-fired plants. Learn more at this free event. Info: Bonnie McKinlay 503-705-1943, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• Exhibit at Summa Real Estate Group: 231 E. Main St., Hillsboro. Oct. 2-31: landscapes of Washington County and other works by featured artist Nate Marcel. First Tuesday reception 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, with music by singer/songwriter Jacob Westfall; hors d’oeuvres and wine served.

• Sequoia Gallery + Studios: 136 S.E. Third Ave., Hillsboro, 503-693-0401. Oct. 2 to Nov. 2: featured artists Rebecca Buchanan (mixed-media visions of home), Penny Forrest (abstract paintings) and Becky Gravenmier (jewelry). Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2. Show also includes work by 30 additional artists, and 13 on-site studios will be open during the reception. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. www.sequoiagallerystudios.org.

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• Health Chat Grocery Tour: Cruising with the Diabetes Educators: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, (second class starts at 7:30 p.m.), Hank's Thriftway, 661 S.E. Baseline Road, Hillsboro. Free 90-minute presentation presented by Tuality Healthcare. Info and registration: 503-681-1700, www.tuality.org.

• IRCO SHIBA Program: 9 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave., Portland. The Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) Program uses trained volunteers to help people with Medicare make health insurance decisions. SHIBA volunteers can help you select a Medicare prescription drug plan, find out if you’re receiving all possible benefits, compare supplemental health insurance policies, evaluate your need for long-term care insurance, file an appeal or insurance complaint. For appointments, call Leslie at 503-988-6073.

• Prime Timers Dining Club: Wednesday, Oct. 3, M&M Restaurant and Lounge, 137 N. Main Ave., Gresham, 503-665-2626. Singles ages 50 and older are invited to the club's monthly meeting. Social time at 6 p.m. followed by ordering dinner from a special menu at 6:30. Dinner is Dutch treat. Info: Call Pat at 503-936-5861 or email Pat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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• First Thursday performances at Mt. Hood Community College: Noon-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, MHCC College Center, 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham. Musical groups Sneakin’ Out and Skip Von Kuske will open the First Thursday series. Free. The series continues monthly through June 2013. Website: www.mhcc.edu/gresham

• League of Women Voters registration booth: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Make sure you are registered to vote. Free; donations appreciated.

• Powerful Tools for Caregivers: six weekly classes 10-11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Oct. 4 to Nov. 15, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Free; donations appreciated. Registration required; call the center.

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• Art on Broadway Gallery: 12570 S.W. Broadway St., Beaverton, 503-601-3300, artonbroadway.net. Oct. 5-27: “Composition is Key,” artists' exhibit of three-dimensional and wall art; and “Swedish Rhapsody — Paintings of Sweden's Countryside” by Gretha Lindwood. Reception 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, with complimentary wine and refreshments.

• Mark J benefit concert: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Gresham Chapel, 257 S.E. Roberts Ave., Gresham. Event also includes silent auction and finger foods. Proceeds benefit My Sister's House. Admission $10 at the door. Info: 502-260-3479 or 503-666-7273. Website: www.mysistershouse.net

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• F. E. A. S. T. (Food, Education, Agriculture Solutions Together): 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, Sunnyside Community Church, 16444 S.E. Highway 212, Damascus. A community gathering and free noon meal to talk about the local food systems, access to healthy food and how we can best work together to identify a vision, create a common language and learn local information important to our community & region as we plan for our future. Bring a pot of soup or salad to share, if you can. Bread, drinks and dessert provided. Led by the Oregon Food Bank and funded by grants from the city of Damascus and the Kaiser Permanente Health Initiatives Fund. Advance registration recommended. RSVP by calling Lisa Gibson at 503-658-8545 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

• Financial Planning Day: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, The Portland Building, 1120 S.W. Fifth Ave., Portland. Free event will feature Certified Financial Planners and members of the Financial Planning Association who will volunteer their time and expertise to work with local residents one-on-one to address important financial issues. Workshops on a variety of financial planning issues will be held every hour. Free online registration is available at www.FinancialPlanningDays.org/Portland or by calling toll-free at 877-861-7826. Walk-ins are also welcome.

• Gifts Art Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, Calvin Presbyterian Church, 10445 S.W. Canterbury Lane, Tigard, 503-639-3273. Indoor fine arts show and sale will showcase more than 60 juried Oregon artists sharing their woven works, watercolors, oil and acrylic paintings, ceramics, jewelry, fabric, wood and metal arts. Highlights include artist demonstrations, live music and a fashion show (Saturday only). At 7 p.m. Saturday, Portland musicians Matt Carr, Mark Davey, Ward Griffiths, Jon Hughes, Sean Holmes and Fred Stickley come together for an evening of gospel, blues, Latin and traditional jazz. Tigard resident and award-winning weaver John Beard will demonstrate Ravenstail weaving during the Jazz Weave concert. A Meet the Artists reception and art sale follows at 8 p.m. Admission to the show, concert and reception is free. Gourmet desserts will be for sale. Donations and a percentage of art sales will benefit local mission projects. Info: www.calvinpresbyterian.org.

• Ryusei-ha Ikebana Exhibition: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7, Portland Japanese Garden, 611 S.W. Kingston Ave., Portland. The exhibition, presented in the Garden’s Pavilion, will feature the work of students and teachers from the Portland branch of the Ryusei-ha School of Ikebana. Headquartered in Tokyo, the Ryusei-ha School is known for fostering an appreciation of traditional ikebana coupled with an adventurous approach that blurs the boundaries between flower arrangement and sculpture. Entrance to the exhibition is included with garden admission.

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• “Beauty & the Bridge” dedication ceremony: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, by the Wilsonville Fred Meyer. More than 1,000 hand-painted tiles have been installed at the Interstate 5 exit. Info online at www.ci.Wilsonville.or.us or www.WilsonvilleArts.org

• Rain Garden 101 Workshop: 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Free. Registration required; call the center.

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• Alliance for Retired Americans Forum: 2-3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Free; donations appreciated. Registration required; call the center.

• Wy'east Artisans Guild free program: 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8 (doors open at 6:30), Clackamas County Bank Theater, 38963 Proctor Blvd., Sandy, just west of the main bank entrance. Featuring Lori Ryland, a local artisan, art gallery owner and teacher, who will explain and demonstrate the cooperation between art and modern technology. Info: Call Becky Hawley at 503-668-5590 or visit loriryland.com.

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• Beaverton Historical Society monthly meeting: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, Beaverton History Center, 12412 S.W. Broadway St., Beaverton, 503-430-0106, www.historicbeaverton.org. Program: “The People, Life & Times on Tualatin Plains, Revealed Through the Writings of Alvin T. 'God Almighty' Smith.” Guest speaker: Mary Jo Morelli, a descendant of early settlers of the region and president of Friends of Historic Forest Grove. Free.

• IRCO Senior Writing Group: 10:15-11:45 a.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 9, 16, 23, and 30, East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave., Portland. Write your life story, journal writing, fiction or non-fiction. Led by published writer. Info: Call IRCO Senior Services, 503-988-6073.

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• Western American Literature: 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 11 to Nov. 15, Elsie Stuhr Center 5550 S.W. Hall Blvd., Beaverton. Noncredit course (cost: $70) presented by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of Oregon in Portland. With Professor Emeritus Richard Lewis as a guide, participants will study works including “Death Comes for the Archbishop,” “The Way to Rainy Mountain” and “Gold Rush Days” (Brett Harte), “A River Runs Through It” and various poems. College degrees, current enrollment or previous affiliation with the University of Oregon are not required to participate. Info: osher.uoregon.edu, 1-800-824-2714.

• Marv and Rindy Ross in concert with special guest Lincoln Crockett: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, Secret Society Lounge, 116 N.E. Russell St., Portland. Oregon Music Hall of Famers Marv and Rindy Ross of Quarterflash fame shape-shift into singer-songwriter mode as an acoustic duo (Marv on guitar, Rindy on sax). Singer-songwriter and mandolin wizard Lincoln Crockett opens the show. Tickets $15 advance through brownpapertickets.com or $20 at the door. Info: Matt Miner, 503-484-8196, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mattminermusic.com

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• Alliance for Retired Americans Forum: 1-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, Trenton Terrace Community Room, 4720 N. Trenton St.., Portland. Free; donations appreciated. Registration required; call the Hollywood Senior Center, 503-288-8303.

• Chronic pain support group: Noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 and 26 (every second and fourth Friday), PeaceHealth Southwest-Mill Plain Campus, Specialty Clinic, 8716 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, Wash. A partnership between PRA (a private, rehabilitation center in Portland) and PeaceHealth SW Medical Center. Info: 503-595-7785 or 1-360-514-6270.

• Movie Matinee — “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”: 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Suggested donation $1; enjoy pizza, salad and soft drink for $2. Movie shown with subtitles at 1 p.m. Oct. 19.

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• Design Matters: A Tour of Exceptional Portland Homes: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, presented by the American Institute of Architects Portland and the Center for Architecture. One of the most popular events of the annual Portland Architecture + Design Festival, this self-guided tour showcases seven Portland residences design by some of the city’s top architects. Tickets $40, available online at aiaportland.org or adfestivalpdx.com.

• Pancake breakfast: 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Gateway Applebee’s 10004 N.E. Halsey St., Portland. Help support St. Jude Children’s Hospital at a pancake breakfast sponsored by Delta XI chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha. All you can eat $7.

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• Physician Corner — Advances in Cataract Surgery and Intraocular Lens Technology: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, Tuality Health Education Center, 334 S.E. Eighth Ave., Hillsboro. Free 90-minute presentation by Garrett R. Scott, M.D. Info and registration: 503-681-1700, www.tuality.org.

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• Living Well with Chronic Conditions: six-week workshop 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 19 to Nov. 30, Trenton Terrace Community Room, 4720 N. Trenton St., Portland. Free. Registration required; call the Hollywood Senior Center, 503-288-8303.

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• Geezer Gallery art sale — 100 works of art for $100 each: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20-21, hosted by PosterGarden at 630 N.W. 14th Ave., in Portland's Pearl District. Public sale is a fundraiser for the Geezer Gallery, a Portland nonprofit group that promotes the work of master-level senior artists. Dozens of artists young and old have donated 100 works to the sale to support the Geezer Gallery's mission. Info: www.geezergallery.com

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• Brothers of the Baladi benefit concert: 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, Tony Starlight’s Supper Club, 3728 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Portland, 503-288-4684 or 503-517-8584. The Middle Eastern/world music group appears with Grace Constantine and Deviant Duet in a benefit for the 11th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days. Admission $10 at the door; donations appreciated. Proceeds go to The Daniel Pearl World Music Foundation.

•Moonstruck Literary Series: 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, Moonstruck Chocolate Cafe, 45 S. State St., downtown Lake Oswego, 503-697-7097. Jana Harris reads from her latest book, “Horses Never Lie About Love” (Simon & Schuster). Hosted by Joan Maiers. Free and open to anyone who bring items for the food bank. Accessible, abundant parking. Arrive and claim seating by 6 p.m. if ordering beverages.

• Tabor Heights Annual Silent Movie Extravaganza: 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, Tabor Heights United Methodist Church, 6161 S.E. Stark St. Portland.. Chris Nordwall will provide exciting and hilarious accompaniment on the pipe organ to a collection of comedy films starring Norman Holdsworth, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Frank Terry, Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle and others. Entertainment for the whole family. Suggested donation $5. Info: 503-232-8500 or www.taborheightschurch.org

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• Living with Macular Degeneration — What You Should Know, What You Can Do: 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Free; donations appreciated. Registration required; call the center.

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• Think & Drink series: 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, The Mission Theater, 1624 N.W. Glisan St., Portland. Topic: “Future of Robotic Warfare.” Leading the discussion are General Merrill “Tony” McPeak, retired 14th chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, and Tung Yin, professor law at Lewis & Clark Law School specializing in post-9/11 national security law. Oregon Humanities’ Think & Drink series explores how technology shapes the future by looking at social movements, food, artificial intelligence and robotic warfare. Free and open to the public.

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• VIEWS Conversation — Engaging With Adult Children: 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 25, Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave.., Portland. Free. Join other older adults for a Conversation on Aging, offered by the nonprofit group VIEWS (Volunteers Involved for the Emotional Well-being of Seniors). Registration required; call the Hollywood Senior Center, 503-288-8303.

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• Chronic pain support group: Noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, PeaceHealth Southwest-Mill Plain Campus, Specialty Clinic, 8716 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, Wash. A partnership between PRA (a private, rehabilitation center in Portland) and PeaceHealth SW Medical Center. Info: 503-595-7785 or 1-360-514-6270.

• Movie Matinee — “Darling Companion”: 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Suggested donation $1; enjoy pizza, salad and soft drink for $2. Movie shown with subtitles at 1 p.m. Nov. 2.

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• Monthly dance at the Al Kader Shrine Center: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, Al Kader Shrine Center, 25100 S.W. Parkway Ave., Wilsonville. Dance or just listen to the John Bennett Dance Band, featuring John Bennett, piano; Wayne Travillion, cornet/trombone; Jim Buchmann, reeds; David Duthie, bass; Dave Johnson, guitar; and Jack Dawes, drums, with special guest vocalist Marilyn Keller. Admission $10 per person at the door. Net proceeds benefit the Shriners. No-host bar and light dining menu. Cabaret-style seating. Large dance floor, beautiful ballroom, free parking. Info: 503-684-6143.