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by: PHOTO: OWEN CAREY - Chase Klotter (left) plays Edmund, Matthew D. Pavik is Aslan and Cecily Overman is the White Witch in the Oregon Childrens Theatre production of 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.' See Jan. 19 listing for show details.Calendar items for February are due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15. Email listings to editor@boomnw.com.

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• “Coming Home: Voices of Return and Resettlement, 1945-1965”: Exhibit continues through March 31 at Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, locally curated exhibit traces the reestablishment of the Japanese American community in Oregon after World War II and examines the injustices of wartime relocation. Additional programming and events will be featured; call 503-224-1458 or visit www.oregonnikkei.org for program dates and times.

• Sequoia Gallery + Studios: 136 S.E. Third Ave., Hillsboro, 503-693-0401. Through Feb. 1: “My Favorite Things,” annual all-member show featuring a variety of media by 34 artists. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. www.sequoiagallerystudios.org

• Washington County Museum: Hillsboro Civic Center, 150 E. Main St., Hillsboro, 503-645-5353, www.washingtoncountymuseum.org. Through May 31: “Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe.” Through June 30: “Americans All: The Bracero Program in Washington County.” Museum hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission free to museum members, $6 adults, $4 children. Children age 3 and under get in free.

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• Fireside Gallery at Mt. Hood Community College: In the Student Union (formerly the College Center), 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham. Jan. 2-30, “Sometimes a Great Notion,” landscape paintings by Kendra Larson. Free and open to the public. Gallery hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Parking is free all days, all times. People requiring accommodations due to a disability should contact the Disability Services office at 503-491-6923 or 503-491-7670 (TDD). Call at least two weeks prior to attending.

• Prime Timers Dining Club: Wednesday, Jan. 2, Heidi's Restaurant, 1230 N.E. Cleveland Ave., Gresham, 503-667-4200. Single adults 50 and older are welcome at the club’s monthly meeting. Social time at 6 p.m. followed by ordering from a special dinner menu at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is Dutch treat. Info: Call Pat at 503-936-5861 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Website: www.PrimeTimersDiningClub.com

• VIEWS Wants Your Views: Monday through Friday all month, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. VIEWS (Volunteers Involved for the Emotional Well-Being of Seniors) wants to hear from you about discussion topics for the agency's future conversations. A VIEWS survey will be available so that you can share your thoughts. Look for the VIEWS Comment Box in the senior center lobby. The center is closed Tuesday, Jan. 1 (New Year's Day), and Monday, Jan. 21 (for Martin Luther King Jr. Day).

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• Square dance lessons: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, Oak Grove Community Club, 14496 S.E. Cedar, Milwaukie. This class is the beginning of a series of mainstream beginners’ square dance lessons. Families, couples, and singles are welcome. Continuing weekly lessons will be $5 for adults, $2 for under 18 and $10 flat fee for families. Call 503-289-0889 for more information. Lessons are open for new students through Jan. 17.

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• Art On Broadway Gallery: 12570 S.W. Broadway St., Beaverton. Jan. 5-Feb. 2: “Dare to be Square,” featuring 1-foot-square works in a variety of media by award-winning local artists. Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5; complimentary wine and refreshments. Gallery open Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 503-601-3300 or artonbroadway.net.

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• O-Shogatsu Japanese New Year’s Festival: Noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, Portland Japanese Garden, 611 S.W. Kingston Ave., Portland. Entrance to O-Shogatsu is included with garden admission ($9.50 adults, $7.75 seniors 62 and older, $7.75 college students with ID, $6.75 ages 6-17). Info: 503-223-1321 or apanesegarden.com/events/celebrations/new-year.

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• OMSI Science Pub-Portland: 7-9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne, Portland. “Nature vs. Nurture: A Story of Adoption, Reunion, Neuroscience and Shock Therapy” with Larry Sherman, professor of biology and senior scientist at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. No RSVP or scientific background needed; just bring your curiosity, sense of humor and appetite for food, drinks and knowledge. Suggested cover charge $5. Info: OMSI, 503-797-4517, www.omsi.edu.

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• Beaverton Historical Society monthly presentation: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, Beaverton History Center, 12412 S.W. Broadway St., Beaverton, 503-430-0106, www.historicbeaverton.org. Free. Program: “An Evening with Abraham Lincoln,” featuring well-knwn Lincoln portrayer Steve Holgate of Portland.

• Healthy Aging Seminar — How to Communicate Effectively With Your Doctor: 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 8, The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie, 503-653-8100.

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• Mask & Mirror Community Theatre public play reading and discussion: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, Tigard Public Library, 13500 S.W. Hall Blvd., Tigard. This month: “Dearly Beloved.” The public is invited to listen, join the discussion after the readings, or to volunteer to read one of the roles by contacting Pat Romans at 503-524-2058. More info: www.MaskAndMirror.com or call Gary Romans at 503-524-2058.

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• Mt. Hood Community College First Thursday Concert: Noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, the Janice Scroggins gospel group performs in the Student Union (formerly the College Center), 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham. Free admission, free parking at the college.

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• Movie Matinee — “Beasts of the Southern Wild”: 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Rated Pg-13. Suggested donation $1. Come early to enjoy pizza, salad and a soft drink for $2. Movie will be shown with subtitles at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18.

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• Turkish classes orientation session: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, Rosegarden Turkish American Cultural Center, 1426 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Portland. Orientation for students who will enroll in beginners classes (starting Jan. 12) and intermediate classes (starting Jan. 14) in Turkish. Class fee is $150. Info: 503-234-2167 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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• Stay Sharp with Brain Fitness Presentation: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Discover four easy steps to improve the health of your brain. Includes a fun discussion with examples of brain games and why they work.

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• Coping With Hearing Loss 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Jan. 15, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Dr. Alisa Weinzimer, audiologist, will discuss the challenges unique to hearing loss and what you can do about it. Free; donations to the center appreciated. Registration required; call or visit the center. The center is closed Jan. 21 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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• William Stafford Birthday reading: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, Milagro Theatre, 525 S.E. Stark St., Portland. Los Porteños writers group hosts the free multilingual event to commemorate the life and work of Oregon's renowned poet laureate and well-known pacifist, who died in 1993 at age 79. Several writers will share their original poetry and prose written in response to Stafford. Audience members are encouraged to bring their favorite William Stafford poem to share. Info: www.milagro.org or 503-236-7253.

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• Gary Ogan in concert with Dave Captein on bass and special guest Mel Kubik: 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, O'Connor's Vault, 7850 S.W. Capitol Highway, Portland. Tickets $10 advance from ogankubik.brownpapertickets.com or $15 at the door. Info: Call Matt Miner, 503-484-8196, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit mattminermusic.com.

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• Senior SNAP/food stamps outreach: 11 a.m.-noon Friday, Jan. 18, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. A representative from the Senior Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will answer questions about eligibility and nutritional support services available for seniors. Free; donations to the center appreciated. The center is closed Jan. 21 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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• “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”: Jan. 19-Feb. 17, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, Portland. Oregon Children's Theatre production; recommended for ages 6 and older. Performances at 2 and 5 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $18-$30 adults, $15-$26 children (group rates available). Box office: 503-228-9571 or TicketMaster (503-790-ARTS or www.ticketmaster.com). Website: www.octc.org.

• Sequoia Gallery + Studios “Create Art Sale”: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 136 S.E. Third Ave. (in the Sequoia classroom), Hillsboro, 503-693-0401. Surplus and used art supplies for sale. Proceeds help fund community art classes. www.sequoiagallerystudios.org

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• Celebrate William Stafford's 99th birthday: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, Moonstruck Chocolate Cafe, 45 S. State St., downtown Lake Oswego, 503-697-7097. Local authors featured in the collection “Home Address” will honor the memory of Oregon's beloved poet laureate. Hosted by Joan Maiers. Free and open to the public. Bring a poem written by Stafford to share.

• Snowshoe lesson and tour: 8:25 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, on Mount Hood. Offered by The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie, 503-653-8100. For ages 11 through adult. No prior experience necessary. Cost: $69 for North Clackamas district residents, $74 for non-residents.

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• Fertile Ground Festival of New Work 2013: Jan. 24-Feb. 3, presented by the Portland Area Theatre Alliance. Nearly 90 acts of creation in theater, dance and multidisciplinary arts presents throughout the city; check website or Festival Guide for locations. All ticket info at www.fertilegroundpdx.org. Individual event tickets sold through each producer. Festival passes $50.

• Healthy Aging Seminar — How to Prevent Diabetes: 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24: The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie, 503-653-8100.

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• Movie Matinee — “Touchback”: 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Rated PG-13. Suggested donation $1. Come early to enjoy pizza, salad and a soft drink for $2. Movie will be shown with subtitles at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1.

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• William Stafford celebration: 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, Holy Names Heritage Center, 1 block east of the Mary's Woods entrance off Highway 43, Lake Oswego, 503-607-0595. Contributors to “Honoring Our River” will celebrate the memory of the late William Stafford, Oregon's beloved poet laureate. Hosted by Joan Maiers.

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• Brain Fitness Games: 1:30-2:30 pm. Monday and Wednesdays, six weeks, beginning Jan. 28. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Brain fitness class with a variety of games designed to enhance memory and cognitive skills. Easy and fun way to exercise the brain. Socialize and learn more. Call for details.

• Conversation on Aging — Bridging Life Transitions: 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday, Jan. 28, The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie, 503-653-8100. Led by VIEWS (Volunteers Involved in the Emotional Well Being of Seniors).

• OMSI Science Pub-Hillsboro: 7-9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, Venetian Theatre & Bistro, 253 E. Main St., Hillsboro. “Eye on the Wild: Conservation Photographer Suzi Eszterhas.” No RSVP or scientific background needed; just bring your curiosity, sense of humor and appetite for food, drinks and knowledge. Suggested cover charge $5. Info: OMSI, 503-797-4517, www.omsi.edu.

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• Clearing the Clutter! 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Jan. 31, The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie, 503-653-8100. Presented by Beth Giles, owner of NW Organizing Solutions.