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Calendar: July 2013

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Broadway Rose Theatre Company presents “Cats”: Through July 21, Deb Fennell Auditorium at Tigard High School, 9000 S.W. Durham Road, Tigard. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays and Saturday, July 13 and 20. Tickets start at $30. Visit www.broadwayrose.org or call the box office at 503-620-5262.

Downtown Vancouver Walking Tours: Noon-1 p.m. every Friday through Aug. 30; tours begin at various locations around downtown Vancouver. Sponsored by the Clark County Historical Museum. Individual tickets $5 for members and $7 for non-members, available at the museum up to an hour before the tour starts. Info: Call 360-993-5679, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit http://www.cchmuseum.org/events/walking-tours/

Music Mondays in Gresham: 6:30 p.m. Mondays in July, Center for the Arts Plaza, 401 N.E. Second St., downtown Gresham. Free. Bring chairs for sitting in the plaza. Schedule: July 1, Wayne Richards and Southern Nights (country storyteller and Americana music); July 8, Undercover Band (danceable top 40); July 15, Sonny Hess (upbeat blues originals and standards); July 22, Alphabeticians for children starts at 6 p.m., followed by Kris Deelane and Sharp Little Things (full band with Cajun flavor); July 29, Picante (five-member jazz band). Series continues Mondays in August. Website: www.gcfta.org

by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Dee Wagoner's colored pencil drawings honoring extinct North American birds are featured in the July show at Sequoia Gallery + Studios in Hillsboro. See July 2 listing for details.

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Sequoia Gallery + Studios: 136 S.E. Third Ave., Hillsboro, 503-693-0401. July 2-Aug. 2 featured artists: Paula Smith-Danell, wearable art ornamented with inherited objects; Dee Wagoner, colored pencil drawings honoring extinct North American birds; and Doug Pettitt, nature themed photos. Reception 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 2. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Website: www.sequoiagallerystudios.org

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Art on Broadway Gallery: 12570 S.W. Broadway St., Beaverton, 503-601-3300. July 5 through Aug. 2: Oregon Society of Artists “Rose Show” featuring work by 10 notable artists. Reception 6-9 p.m. Saturday, July 13. * July 5 through Aug. 3: exhibit of collage work by Susan Schenk. Reception 6-9 p.m. Saturday, July 13. Schenk will give a free artist demonstration 1-3 p.m. Sunday, July 21. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Website: artonbroadway.net

Red, White & Blue Ice Cream Social: Noon-1 p.m. Friday, July 5, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Join the center for some post-Independence Day fun. Free, but registration required; call or visit the senior center. Donations appreciated.

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Beaverton Historical Society monthly presentation: 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, Beaverton History Center, 12412 S.W. Broadway St., Beaverton. Free. Program: “What’s in a Name?” featuring John Terry, a member of the Oregon Geographic Names Board. 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

Building Your Own Media Empire: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, Tualatin Public Library, 18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave., Tualatin. Joanne McCall will speak at 7 p.m. in this presentation by the library and the Northwest Writers & Publishers Association. Info: www.tualatinoregon.gov/library

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Engaging with Adult Children, a Conversation on Aging: 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, Friendly House, 1737 N.W. 26th Ave., Portland. Join other older adults for a Conversation on Aging on Engaging with Adult Children, offered by the nonprofit organization VIEWS. Relationships with children change as we age. Examine current problems and foster greater understanding between generations. Talk about some of your concerns. Come see how helpful a discussion with peers can be. Call VIEWS at 503-261-6175 for free registration.

Prime Timers Dining Club: Wednesday, July 10, Heidi’s Restaurant, 1230 N.E. Cleveland Ave., Gresham, 503-667-4200. 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

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Hula dance classes for 55 and older: 9:30-11 a.m. Thursdays, July 11, 18 and 25, at Light Of Life Lutheran Church, 7390 S.W. Grabhorn Road, Aloha. Taught by Lisa Chang of Hula Halau ‘Ohana Holo’oko’a. The class takes new students at the first session of each month. Cost: $50 registration and $40 per month for weekly lessons. There is also a uniform requirement (students wear purple T-shirts and skirts). Info: Call 971-227-8354 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Website: www.hulaaloha.org

Knitting & Crocheting Gathering: 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 11, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Meet other people who love to knit and crochet or are new to this needlework. Free; donations to the senior center appreciated. Registration required; call or visit the center.

Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s: 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 11, Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayand Ave., Portland. Open to the public. Interactive workshop presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. Free; donations to the Hollywood Senior Center appreciated. Register at the senior center, 503-288-8303.

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Movie Matinee — “Quartet”: 1 p.m. Friday, July 12, Trenton Terrace Community Room, 4720 N. Trenton St., Portland, and at the Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Suggested donation $1. Movie watchers at the Hollywood Senior Center also can enjoy pizza, salad and soft drink for $2.

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Buffalo Grass Art Society Annual Art Show and Sale: 1-5 p.m. Sunday, July 14, Mountain Park Recreation Center, 2 Mt. Jefferson Terrace, Lake Oswego, 503-635-3561. Free admission plus treats and jazz with piano and bass.

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Chuck Par-Due and the Mike Curtis Jazz Project: 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday, July 19, Gateway Elks Lodge, 711 N.E. 100th Ave., Portland. Featuring the Big Band sounds of Harry James and Frank Sinatra, with special guest vocalist Cheryl Morris. Dinner before hand by reservation only (exact hours menu items to be announced). Tickets $15.

Understanding Causes and Treatment of Neuropathy: 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 19, Trenton Terrace Community Room, 4720 N. Trenton St., Portland. Chiropractor Dr. Mark Gabriel will give a free lecture about understanding the causes and treatment of neuropathy. Free; donations to the Hollywood Senior Center appreciated. Register at the center, 503-288-8303.

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Al Andalus Ensemble: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20, Beaverton Library Auditorium, 12375 S.W. Fifth St., Beaverton. The ensemble will perform live flamenco dance, palmas, guitar and ney (Middle Eastern flute) music, and singing during the program of “The Arab Roots of Flamenco.” All tickets $9. Info and tickets online at www.musicinsmallspaces.org. Ensemble website: www.andalus.com

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Tabor Heights Concert Series presents the White Salmon Jazz Ensemble: 4 p.m. Sunday, July 21, Tabor Heights United Methodist Church, 6161 S.E. Stark St., Portland. The 17-piece ensemble will play a mix of swing tunes, jazz and contemporary, along with old favorites. The band donates its proceeds to local schools in support of music programs for high school students and to send student musicians to jazz band camps. Free-will offerings accepted. Reception following. Website: www.taborheightschurch.org

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Book Club: 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 23 (every fourth Tuesday), Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayand Ave., Portland. Donations appreciated. Info: Call North Portland Senior Services, 503-943-5662.

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Learn About Funeral Pre-planning: 1-2 p.m. Thursday, July 25, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Presented by funeral director Ryan Pinkham. Free; donations to the senior center appreciated. Registration required; call the center.

Men’s Caregiver Support Group: 1 p.m. Thursday, July 25 (fourth Thursday of every month), Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Building 2, second floor, above Devers Eye Clinic, 1040 N.W. 22nd Ave., Portland. Led by Howard Shapiro, for men who are caring for their wives or other family members through various health conditions,such as cancer, stroke, heart or dementia. Listen and share the challenges of being a male caregiver. Free; 503-413-8791, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Movie Matinee “Silver Linings Playbook: 1 p.m. Friday, July 26, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Suggested donation $1; enjoy pizza, salad and soft drink for $2.

Oregon International Air Show: Friday-Sunday, July 26-28, Hillsboro Airport. General admission and premium seating options available now. Several limited discounted ticket options are on sale through 5 p.m. July 19. Info and tickets online at www.oregonairshow.com.

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NW Book Festival: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 27, Pioneer Courthouse Square, corner of Southwest Sixth Avenue and Morrison Street, downtown Portland. Fifth annual event open to the public. Info: www.nwbookfestival.com