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Events calendar: May 2013

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by: PHOTO: CRAIG MITCHELLDYER - Sara Catherine Wheatley stars in 'Always ... Patsy Cline,' now playing at the Broadway Rose Theatre Company. See May 1 listing for show details.

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Art On Broadway Gallery: 12570 S.W. Broadway St., Beaverton, 503-601-3300, website http://artonbroadway.net. May 1-June 1: exhibit of contemporary work featuring blown glass by Susette Wilson and paintings by Nikki Dilbeck. Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Gallery hours 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

Broadway Rose Theatre Company presents “Always … Patsy Cline”: Performances through May 19, New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave., Tigard. This musical tribute to the beloved country singer is back at the Broadway Rose by popular demand after its sold-out run in 2009. Showtime 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays and Saturdays, May 4, 11 and 18. Tickets start at $30. Tickets and info: 503-620-5262, www.broadwayrose.org

Diabetes Support and Education Group: 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie, 503-653-8100.

Lilac Days 2013: Through Mothers' Day, May 12, 15 S. Pekin Road, Woodland, Wash. Tour the gardens and the historic 1880s Victorian farm home of lilac hybridizer Hulda Klager. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; $2 admission, children under 12 free. Lilac plants available for purchase, gift shop, grounds are wheelchair friendly. Historic home does not have wheelchair access but video tour of the home are in the wheelchair-friendly Historic Potting Shed. No pets permitted in gardens. Info: Call Catherine at 1-360-606-7359. Website: www.lilacgardens.com

Museum of Contemporary Craft: 724 N.W. Davis St., Portland, website cal.pnca.edu/e/588. • Through June 1: “CounterCraft: PSU's Program in Art and Social Practice in Residence,” free to museum members, $4 general admission. • Through Sept. 21: “Object Focus: The Bowl, Part 1.” Free for museum members, $4 general admission. • Through June 2: “Critical Art Ensemble: A Temporary Monument to Global Inequality,” featuring a proportional scale diagram representing relative wealth based on population quintiles. Free.

Prime Timers Dining Club: Wednesday, May 1, M&M Restaurant and Lounge, 137 N. Main Ave., Gresham, 503-665-2626. Single adults 50 and older are welcome. 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

Washington County Museum exhibits: 120 E. Main St., Hillsboro, 503-645-5353, www.washingtoncountymuseum.org. - May 1-June 2: book arts exhibit. - Through June 30: “Americans All: The Bracero Program in Washington County.” - Through May 31: “Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe.” - 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 younger get in free.

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Mt. Hood Community College First Thursday Concert: Noon-1 p.m. Thursday, May 2, guitarist/vocalist Mariano De Orbregoso performs in the Student Union (formerly the College Center), 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham. Mariano is from a Peruvian lineage of musical fame, the son of a famous composer. He will be accompanied by guitarist Masud Tahmassbi with a special guest performance by Peru’s vocal icon, Connie Bieberbach. Free admission, free parking at the college.

Triangle Productions! presents “Ari-Maria”: May 2-26 (no show May 5), at The Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza, 1785 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Portland. Billed as a modern Greek tragedy, this musical is about the 20th century's most famous Greeks: Aristotle Onassis and Maria Callas. All seats reserved. Ticket prices $15-$35. For tickets and performance times, call 503-239-5919 or visit www.tripro.org.

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Lakewood Theatre Company presents “La Cage Aux Folles”: May 3-June 9, Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake OSwego. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 7 p.m. Sundays, May 5, 12 and 19, and 2 p.m. Sundays, May 12, 26 and June 2 and 9. Tickets $35 adults, $32 seniors. Info: 503-635-3901, www.lakewood-center.org

Movie Matinee: “Lincoln”: 1 p.m. Friday, May 3, Trenton Terrace Community Room, 4720 N. Trenton St., Portland. Free; donations appreciated. No registration needed.

Portland Center Stage presents “The People's Republic of Portland”: May 3-June 16, Gerding Theater at The Armory, 128 N.W. 11th Ave., Portland. World premiere of writer/performer Lauren Weedman's one-woman show. Curtain time 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays and selected Saturdays and at noon Thursdays. Tickets start at $34, rush tickets $20, sold via phone (503-445-3700) or online at www.pcs.org.

“Particles on the Wall: Art and Science Exploration of Hanford and the Nuclear Age”: May 3-June 14, Ecotrust Building (second floor), 721 N.W. Ninth Ave., Portland. Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility will host the first-ever Oregon showing of a multidisciplinary exhibit exploring the impact of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Friday May 3. Exhibit open to the public weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sundays 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: www.oregonpsr.org, 503-274-2720.

Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, First United Methodist Church, 1838 S.W. Jefferson St., Portland; and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, Good Shepherd Community Church, 28986 S.E. Haley Road, Boring. Program: Strauss' Four Last Songs and Elgar's Symphony No. 2, E-flat major, Op. 63. Tickets $30 adults, $25 seniors, $10 students (12 and older), $5 children (under 12), available online at www.columbiasymphony.org, by phone at 503-234-4077 or sold at the concert beginning one hour before the performance.

What's New About Nutrition? Noon-1 p.m. Friday, May 3, Two Rivers Loaves & Fishes meal site, Charles Jordan Center, 9009 N. Foss Ave., Portland. Learn more about how to make simple and nutritious meals extra delicious. Free; donations appreciated. Registration required; call Hollywood Senior Center, 503-288-8303.

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Free skin cancer screening: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, Oregon Health & Science University, Center for Health & Healing, 16th floor, 3303 S.W. Bond Ave., Portland. Pre-registration required; call 503-494-6705.

Furball fundraiser: 6-10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, Portland Art Museum. The nonprofit spay/neuter program Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon hosts its 15th annual benefit, “Mew York, Mew York,” featuring a 1960s “Mad Men” style cocktail party. Tickets available at feralcats.com, general admission $75 in advance or $100 at the door. Sponsorship tickets with reserved seating are $125 each or $1,000 for a table of eight.

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Lyra vocal ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia: 7 p.m. Sunday, May 5, Oregon Episcopal School campus, 6300 S.W. Nicol Road, Portland. The St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church Coulter Concert Series presents the ensemble, which will perform chants of the Russian Orthodox Church and folk songs from Russia.

Jim Beatty Jazz Band: 3:30-7 p.m. Sunday, May 5, JB's Lounge at the Red Lion Jantzen Beach, 909 N. Hayden Island Drive, Portland. Dance to the band's music as Beatty celebrates 60 years in the music business, including 45 years in Portland. Cost: $10 at the door. The band includes Jim Beatty, clarinet and soprano sax; Pat O'Neal, trombone, David Duthie, bass; Dave Johnson, guitar; Reece Marshburn, piano; Sam Foulger, drums; and Marianna Thielen, vocals. For reservations, 503-978-4554.

Mt. Hood Pops Orchestra: 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5, Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham. Program: “Pops in Spring,” featuring Copland's “Hoedown,” Kander's “New York, New York,” Ravel's “Pavanne” and Gershwin's “Crazy for You,” plus performances by winners of the Pops' student concerto competition. Tickets $15 adults, $10 students and seniors, $45 for families. Info: 503-669-1937, www.MtHoodPops.org

"Plants Designers Dig!!!” plant sale: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, Mittleman Jewish Community Center, 6651 S.W. Capitol Highway, Portland. Landscape designers select their favorite plants, share growing tips and create winning combinations for your garden. Hosted by the Association of Professional Landscape Designers-Oregon Chapter. Benefits community college scholarships, Habitat for Humanity Student Landscape Design Contest and the Mittleman Community Therapy Pool. Website: www.apldoregon.org

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Science Pub-Bagdad Theater: 7-9 p.m. Monday, May 6, 3702 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Portland. Topic: “The Science of Being Happy andProductive at Work.” Cover charge $5. Monthly event open to all ages. No RSVP or scientific background is required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge. Info: omsi.edu/sciencepubportland.

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The Barn Birds: Jonathan Byrd and Chris Kokesh in concert: 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, Secret Society, 116 N.E. Russell St., Portland. Tickets $15 advance from www.ticketfly.com or $20 at the door. Event produced by Matt Miner Presents http://mattminermusic.com.

Learn about the Benefits of Hypnosis: 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 7, Hollywood Senior Center, 820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Free presentation by certified hypnotherapist Katie Ramseur. Registration required; call or visit the senior center. Donations appreciated.

National active and retired Federal Employees Association, Tualatin Valley chapter 1798: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, (meets the 1st Tuesday of each month), Ernesto's Italian Restaurant, 8544 S.W. Apple Way, Beaverton. We have a guest speaker at each meeting. Info: President Elaine Schuller, 503-625-1370; Care and concern Chair Viasta Barber, 503-524-3224; Secretary Jack Timmons, 503-533-1072.

Sequoia Gallery + Studios: 136 S.E. Third Ave., Hillsboro, 503-693-0401. May 7-31: Featured artists Linda Jerome (oil paintings of figures frozen in action), Pat Krishnamurthy (acrylic portraits of elders in the community) and Beth O'Mahony (garden sculptures made from recycled steel). Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 7. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Website: www.sequoiagallerystudios.org

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Foot Clinic: Wednesday, May 8, NW Friendly House, 1737 NW 26th Ave. (at ThurmanStreet),

Portland. Call Alberta at 503-224-2640 for an appointment. Clinic includes foot soak, trimming of nails, reduction of calluses and foot massage, along with RN expertise for diabetics and those on blood thinners. Cost: $30. Bring $30 and two medium-size towels. Sponsored by Healthy Feet RN Foot Care Services.

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Brown Bag Medication Review: Friday, May 10, Hollywood Senior Center, 820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303; appointments available between 1-4 p.m. Brown bags will be provided so you can bring your medications. Student nurses will meet with you to answer your medication questions. Free. Registration required; call or visit the senior center to make an appointment. Donations appreciated.

Movie Matinee — “Lincoln”: 1 p.m. Friday, May 10, 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. May 17.

Spring & Media Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 10-11, Beaverton City Library lobby and conference room, 12375 S.W. Fifth St., Beaverton. First-ever two-day book sale presented by The New Friends of the Beaverton City Library. Hundreds of books will be on sale, along with DVDs, CDs and more. Prices start from 75 cents to $3; some collectibles will be slightly higher. At 4 p.m. Saturday, volunteers will provide shoppers with grocery bags for $1 that they can fill during the last hour of the sale.

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Adventures in Jazz series: 6 p.m. Saturday, May 11, various venues in downtown Gresham. The Gresham/Mt. Hood Jazz Association series continues with four bands. Playing from 6-7 p.m. and 7:30-8:30 p.m. are the Tim Gilson Trio at Asian Thai Bistro, 120 N. Main Ave.; Paul Mazzio quartet (Mazzio, Gary Hobbs, George Colligan and Dave Captein) at the Hoppy Brewer, 328 N. Main Ave.; and Jeff Baker and his trio at Spinella's, 436 N. Main Ave. From 7:30-8:30 and 9-10 p.m., Better Than Street Racket plays at Sweet Betty's, 1000 N. Main Ave.

Oregon Humane Society’s Doggie Dash: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland. This blocks-long pet festival and benefit features live music, children’s activities, food vendors, doggie Frisbee clinic, canine contests, doggie fashion shows and more. The goal is to raise $450,000 for the Oregon Humane Society. Registration for the walk/run starts at 7:30 p.m; $30 pre-register, $35 day of event, free for ages 10 and younger. Info: 503-285-7722, ext. 412 or www.oregonhumane.org/doggiedash

An evening with historian Richard Etulain: 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11, Club Green Meadows, Clark County Historical Society's annual fundraiser will feature a catered dinner, silent auction, “paddle raise” and Etulain available to autograph copies of his latest book. After dinner, he will take a lively and definitive look at Abraham Lincoln and Oregon Country. Tickets $65 for current CCHS members and $75 for non-members; must be reserved in advance. Info: 1-360-993-5679.

National Train Day: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, Portland Union Station, 800 N.W. Sixth Ave., Portland. New Talgo train and historic steam engine on display along with family fun. Info: www.nationaltrainday.com

Silver Citizen Safety: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 11, Nature Interpretive Center, 15655 S.W. Millikan Way, Beaverton. Engage with local law enforcement, fire and emergency medical service representatives who will share important and beneficial ways to safeguard you and your home. In addition, hear from a company that lets you rest while it does the leg work to find the right retirement home for you. Wrap up the morning with your hostess, Kimberly Shute, Keller Williams Realty Professionals, who will share three key ways to optimally position yourself to successfully get your home sold for the highest value. Door prizes will be awarded. Register by calling Kimberly Shute, 971-227-1302, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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A Tribute to the Music of Harry James and Frank Sinatra: 7 p.m. Sunday, May 12, Bossanova Ballroom, 722 E. Burnside St., Portland. With trumpet player/vocalist Chuck Par-Due, vocalist Cheryl Morris and the 18-piece Mike Curtis Jazz Project. Tickets start at $10; age 21 and older only. Reserved tables available. Call 503-206-7630 or visit www.aftontickets.com

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Tai chi demonstration and classes: free demonstration 4-30 p.m. Monday, May 13, beginning class May 15-June 5, The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie. To register, call 503-794-8092 or visit ncprd.com

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Beaverton Historical Society monthly presentation: 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, Beaverton History Center, 12412 S.W. Broadway St., Beaverton. Free. Program: “Death & Mourning Habits in the 1800s,” presented by Rebecca Ross, a Civil War re-enactor for 22 years. Free; donations to the Beaverton Historical Society are appreciated. Beaverton History Center is open Tuesday and Thursday noon to 4 p.m. Info: 503-430-0106, website HistoricBeaverton.org

Celebrate Older Americans Month: 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, Hollywood Senior Center, 820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Join the center for refreshments and the music of Judy Dwyer. The theme: Unleash the Power of Age. Free. Registration required; call or visit the senior center. Donations appreciated.

Lower Extremity Edema: 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 14, The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie,503-653-8100. Call to reserve a spot.

Making Health Care Choices for the End of Life: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie, 503-653-8100. Gretchen Brauer-Rieke, RN and certified advance care planning facilitator, presents a workshop for seniors and those with aging parents or loved ones. Fee: $15 individuals or $20 per couple; includes book and other planning materials. Call to reserve a spot.

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Senior Citizen Property Tax Deferral and Reverse Mortgages: 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie, 503-653-8100. Mitch Lambley, certified senior adviser at Home Street Bank, will present information. Call to reserve a spot.

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What's New About Nutrition? 11 a.m.-noon Friday, May 17, Hollywood Senior Center, 820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Learn more about how to make simple and nutritious meals extra delicious. Student nurses will provide tasty samples of nutritious recipes. Free. Registration required; call or visit the senior center. Donations appreciated.

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2013 Greater Portland Heart & Stroke 5K Walk: Saturday, May 18, Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland. Annual event for the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. No fees; participants are eligible for a Heart Walk T-shirt once they raise a minimum of $100. Prizes are awarded to participants who raise $100 or more. Info: Event Coordinator Stephanie Honeyman, 503-290-3481, or www.heart.org (click on “your local branch” and find “Portland Heart & Stroke Walk”).

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Moonstruck Literary Series: 6 p.m. Sunday, May 19, Moonstruck Chocolate Cafe, 45 S. State St., downtown Lake Oswego, 503-697-7097. Liz Nakazawa, editor of “Deer Drink Moon,” will read from her haiku collection and her latest project about sisters. Also featured are Judith Massee and Larry Tyle, co-authors of “Almost Twins.” Hosted by Joan Maiers. Free and open to the public. Bring two items or donations for the food bank. Arrive before 6 to select seating if ordering beverages and treats. Abundant and accessible free parking.

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Denim & Diamonds benefit auction: 6-9 p.m. Monday, May 20, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1441 N.E. Second Ave., Portland. Auction is held the day before the 19th annual The Drive Benefit Golf Tournament; proceeds support Legacy Mount Hood Breast Health Center. Auction tickets sold for $50 online at TheDrive2013.kintera.org/legacyhealth or contact Kelly Stover, event and sponsorship coordinator, at 503-413-6465 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for info.

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Science Pub-Mission Theater: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 3702 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Portland. Topic: “Hanford Hazards: Cleaning Up Nuclear Waste.” Cover charge $5. Monthly event open to all ages. No RSVP or scientific background is required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge. Info: omsi.edu/sciencepubportland.

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Movie Matinee — “Life of Pi”: 1 p.m. Friday, May 24, 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. May 31.

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Monthly dance at the Al Kader Shrine Center: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 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. 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.

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Book club: 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 28 (fourth Tuesday of every month), Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave., Portland. New club; donations appreciated. Info: Call North Portland Senior Services, 503-943-5662.