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Events calendar: May 2014

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Beaverton City Library Spring Book and Media Sale — April 30 to May 3, library lobby and conference room, 12375 S.W. Fifth St., Beaverton. “Grow Your Mind” is the theme of the fourth annual sale. Members-only preview sale April 30. Sale continues 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday May 1; 10-5:30 Friday, May 2; 10-2 Saturday, May 3. All unsold books at noon Saturday will be half-price.

Broadway Rose Theatre Company presents “The Bikinis” — Performances through May 18 at the Broadway Rose New Stage, 2850 S.W. Grant Ave. in Tigard. Evening performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturdays, matinees at 2 p.m. Sundays, and on Saturdays, May 3, 10, and 17. Tickets start at $30 for adults, with discounts available for groups and youth. For a full listing of show performances or to order tickets, visit www.broadwayrose.org or call the box office at 503-620-5262.

First Thursday free music series — Noon-1 p.m. Thursday, May 1, Student Union at Mt. Hood Community College,, 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham. Dave Friesen, world-renowned bassist/composer, will perform original compositions and jazz standards (davidfriesen.net). Free parking, no permit required.

Milagro presents “Learn to be Latina” — May 1-31, Milagro Theatre, 525 S.E. Stark St., Portland. This winner of the first Great Gay Play Contest lampoons everything from pop culture to cultural identity. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets $15 to $26, available at 503-236-7253 or online at www.milagro.org

“The War to End All Wars: A WWI Centennial in Oregon City” — Free exhibit continues through May 24 at the Stevens-Crawford Heritage House museum, 603 Sixth St. in Oregon City. Displays commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War, including personal souvenirs, ammunition, uniforms, models, medals, and relics of combat brought home by the soldiers of Clackamas County. Open noon-4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Last guided tour begins at 3:30 p.m. Info: Clackamashistory.org or 503-655-2866. See the Stevens Crawford House in detail in a 2-minute online video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kidIlE_Clkc

by: TRIUMPH PHOTOGRAPHY - Geoffery Simmons as Joe and Carmen Brantley-Payne as Queenie in Lakewood Theatre Companys production of Show Boat. See May 2 listing for details.

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Beaverton Historical Society First Friday Event — 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 2, Beaverton History Center, 12412 S.W. Broadway, Beaverton. The historical society will serve light refreshments. Enjoy the official First Friday band, Riverside Northwest, at West and Broadway. Admission: $2 suggested donation, members free. Phone: 503-430-0106. Website: HistoricBeaverton.org

Foot Care Clinic — Every Friday and Wednesday of the month, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland. Nurse-run clinic includes foot soak, toe nail trim and file, foot massage, callous and corn sanding/smoothing, and reduction of thick fungal nails. Cost: $30. For appointments and more information, call 503-288-8303.

Introduction to tai chi 1 and tai chi 2 — Friday, May 2, 1 p.m. (tai chi 1) and 2 p.m. (tai chi 2), Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. First level is for people who have never taken tai chi, level 2 for those who have taken some. Instructor Candace Herrill will conduct the classes May 9 to Aug. 1; monthly fee is $20, or $50 for 12 weeks. Registration required; sign up at the senior center.

Lakewood Theatre Company presents "Show Boat" — May 2 to June 8, Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego. Curtain time 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday-Saturday and on Wednesday, May 21; 7 p.m. Sundays, May 4, 11, 18 and June 1; matinees at 2 p.m. Sundays, May 11, 18, 25 and June 1 and 8, and Saturday June 7. Tickets and info: 503-635-3901 or online at www.lakewood-center.org

Mask & Mirror presents “Over the River and Through the Woods” — May 2-18, The Stage at Calvin Church, 10445 S.W. Canterbury Lane, Tigard. Joe DiPietro's story of the Cristano and Gianelli grandparents of Hoboken, N.J. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets $12 adults; $10 seniors, students, military; $5 children 10 and under. Reservations: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-333-1139.

Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra — 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, First United Methodist Church, 1838 S.W. Jefferson St., Portland. Concert repeats at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham. Program: “Bon Bons and Bratwurst,” featuring works by Berlioz, Ysaye, Sarasate and Beethoven. Tickets available at 503-234-4077, www.columbiasymphony.org or at the door one hour before the performance. Adults $35, seniors $30, students $10, children $5. General seating.

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Kentucky Derby fund raiser — 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 3, Parkrose Chateau, 3141 N.E. 148th Ave., Portland. Join the fun with music by Cowboy Dennis, lunch and a costume contest with the theme "Dress for the Derby." Cost: $5 per person. Tickets available at the Hollywood Senior Center, 503-288-8303. Proceeds benefit the senior center.

“Shadows in the Sun: Healing from Depression and Finding the Light Within” — 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Suite 13, Portland. Local author Gayathri Ramprasad shares her literary memoir of the story of her 30-year battle with depression. Free. Info: 503-644-0043, http://library.cedarmill.org

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Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra — 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham. Program: “Bon Bons and Bratwurst,” featuring works by Berlioz, Ysaye, Sarasate and Beethoven. Tickets available at 503-234-4077, www.columbiasymphony.org or at the door one hour before the performance. Adults $35, seniors $30, students $10, children $5. General seating.

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Science Pub-Hollywood Theater — 7-9 p.m. Monday, May 5, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Portland. Topic: “The Mystery of Terroir in Oregon: The Relationship of Geology, Soils and Climate to Wine.” Suggested cover charge $5. Presented by OMSI. 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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Art Walk First Tuesday — 5-8 p.m. Tuesday May 6, Washington County Museum, 120 E. Main St., Hillsboro. Stroll through downtown Hillsboro and take in art at several locations, from the museum to the Walters Center to Sequoia Gallery to Summa Real Estate. Info: 503-645-5353 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Singer-pianist Judy Dwyer — Noon Tuesday, May 6, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Dwyer will play and sing her own material along with old standards to celebrate Older Americans Month. Free. Call the center for more info.

Sequoia Gallery + Studios — 136 S.E. Third Ave., Hillsboro, 503-693-0401. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. May 6-30 featured artists: Anne Tullar Ferguson, oil paintings inspired by spring; Dawn Corey Kelly, watercolor and oil figurative paintings of people. Reception 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 6. www.sequoiagallerystudios.org

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Foot Care Clinic — Every Wednesday and Friday of the month, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland. Nurse-run clinic includes foot soak, toe nail trim and file, foot massage, callous and corn sanding/smoothing, and reduction of thick fungal nails. Cost: $30. For appointments and more information, call 503-288-8303.

Prime Timers Dining Club — Wednesday, May 7, Francis Xavier's Restaurant, 1933 N.E. 181st Ave. (1 block north of Halsey), Portland, 503-666-1957. 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

St. James Foot Clinic — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday, St. James Church, 1315 S.W. Park Ave., downtown Portland. Call for appointment: 503-227-0856. Bring two towels; $35 first visit, $30 subsequent visits.

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Stumptown Stages presents "Ain't Misbehavin'" — Preview 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, show continues May 9-25, Portland5 Brunish Theatre at Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 S.W. Broadway,

Portland. Curtain time 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Tickets at the box office., 800-273-1530, online at www.stumptownstages.org

triangle productions! presents “The Jim Pepper Project” — May 8-31, The Sanctuary@Sandy Plaza, 1785 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Portland. This play with music features the songs of Jim Pepper, an Oregon-born (Salem) Native American from the Kaw/Creek tribes who was known to be the first artist to fuse jazz with Native American chants. His song “Witchi Tai To” reached the top 100 pop chart in 1969. Info: Don Horn at 503-239-5919 or www.tripro.org

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Oregon Children’s Theatre presents “Fancy Nancy: The Musical” — May 10 to June 1, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, Portland. West Coast premiere of the play based on the book by Jane O’Connor. ecommended for ages 4 and older. Show times 2 and 5 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets $18-$30 for adults, $15-$26 for children (group rates also available). Box office: 503-228-9571 or TicketMaster (503-790-ARTS or www.ticketmaster.com). On the web: www.octc.org

Second Saturday Work Party — 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 10, Tualatin River Wildlife Refuge, 19255 S.W. Pacific Highway, Sherwood. Help clear invasive plants from the public trails. Meet in the parking lot and wear work clothes and boots, bring gloves and a water bottle. Water and tools will be provided. If you can’t stay for the duration, just help out for any amount of time. Please RSVP Mary French at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Senior Pancake Breakfast — 9-11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Free. SIgn up at the senior center.

Senior Health Forum — 1:45-4 p.m. Saturday, May 10 (registration at 1:30 p.m.), Elsie Stuhr Center, 5550 S.W. Hall Blvd., Beaverton. The Beaverton Senior Citizens Advisory Committee is organizing a presentation featuring Sally Edwards of the Oregon Alzheimer's Association, who will speak on "Dementia Resources and Support After Diagnosis" and "Dementia and the Driving Dilemma." RSVP at 503-526-2595.

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Beaverton Historical Society — 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, Beaverton History Center, 12412 S.W. Broadway St., Beaverton. Program: “The Spruce Goose and how it got here: The Evergreen Museum today.” Speaker: Larry Wood, Marine Corps fighter pilot. Admission $2 suggested donation; society members get in free. Info: 503-430-0106, website HistoricBeaverton.org

“Writing, Editing, and Money: How to Make the Best of All 3” — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, Tualatin Public Library, 18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave., Tualatin. The library and the Northwest Writers & Publishers Association present Jill Kelly, a Portland writer, freelance editor and writing coach. Self-publishers, marketers, journalists, artists, authors and aspiring authors are welcome. No charge for NWPA members or students under 18; $10 for guests; $5 for members’ guests. Info: www.northwestwriterspublishers.weebly.com

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Heartwood Place Open House — 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, Heartwood Place, 2325 Boones Ferry Road, Woodburn. Be one of the first to tour Woodburn’s new $8.5 million dollar memory care facility. Heartwood Place, which will house 48 residents, features private studio style accommodations as well shared living spaces that are designed specifically for residents who have memory care issues. Refreshments will be served. Info: visit www.heartwoodplacemc.com or call 503-980-9990.

“Sell Your House Fast” — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham. Class for those who are thinking of selling their property or who have had their property on the market for a long time. Cost is $29, or $19 for seniors. To register, visit learn.mhcc.edu. For assistance, call 503-491-7572

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Senior and boomer dance — 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 15, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Enjoy live music by the Jack Trio +5, playing music from the big bands, the '70s and the '80s. Beverages and appetizers served. Cost: $5 in advance or $10 at the door.

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Garden Walking Tour — Noon Saturday, May 17, starting at the Clark County Historical Museum, 1511 Main St., Vancouver, Wash. Clark County Historical Museum tour guide Brad Richardson will be joined by tour guide Barbara Clark to present a garden-themed walking tour of the Arnada Neighborhood. Cost is $5 for museum members and $7 for non-members. Reservations required. Contact Emily O’Neal or Celeste Fleming, 1-360-993-5679 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tualatin River Bird Festival — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17, Tualatin River Wildlife Refuge, 19255 S.W. Pacific Highway, Sherwood. Family-friendly activities include a bird banding demonstration in the morning, archery and casting for fish, Audubon live bird show at noon, music, food and appearances by the blue goose. Build a bat house, birdhouse or bee board; paint a duck decoy. Children will enjoy nature themed activities and crafts. Morning bird walks starting at 5:30, 6, 6:30 or 7 a.m. More casual and family-oriented guided walks will take place later in the day. A shuttle bus will run from offsite parking lto the front door from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. More info: visit www.friendsoftualatinrefuge.org/TualatinBirdFestival or call 503-625-5944.

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Mt. Hood Pops Orchestra — 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 18, Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham. Copland's “Saturday Night Waltz,” music from “Titanic,” “Richard Rogers Portrait” and Schumann's Symphony No. 3, first movement, plus performances by winners of the Student Concerto Comperition. Single tickets $15 adults, $10 seniors/students and $45 families. Info: 503-669-1937, www.mthoodpops.org

Peregrine Literary Series — 7 p.m. Sunday, May 18, Holy Names Heritage Center, 17425 Holy Names Drive, Lake Oswego, 2 miles south of George Rogers Park, on Highway 43. Four writers recently published in the online journal VoiceCatcher (Michelle Fredette, M, Marylynne Diggs, and Wendy Thompson) will read their work. Hosted by Joan Maiers. Free and open to the public. Donations of cash or canned goods accepted for the Food Bank. Abundant, accessible parking. Info: 503-607-0595, http://www.holynamesheritagecenter.org/

Writers Mill writing group — 1-3 p.m. Sunday, May 18, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Suite 13, Portland. Free. Info: 503-644-0043, http://library.cedarmill.org

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Introduction to Stretching for Men — 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 19, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Learn how you can gain benefits from stretching, then sign up for Ellen Beaman's class, which runs June 2-23. Call the senior center for more info or to sign up.

Science Pub-Hillsboro — 7-9 p.m. Monday, May 19, Venetian Theatre & Bistro, 253 E. Main St., Hillsboro . Topic: “ Wetland Ecology.” Suggested cover charge $5. Monthly event open to all ages, presented by OMSI. No RSVP or scientific background is required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge. Info: omsi.edu/sciencepubhillsboro.

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Field trip to AARP engAGE om Community Expo — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, organized by the Hollywood Senior Center. Learn about resources for healthy aging, fall prevention, fraud protection, transportation and housing options. Registration required; maximum of 12 participants. Bring two cans of food for trhe food bank. Call the senior center for more info.

Medic Alert and Safe Return presentation — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. The Alzheimer's Association will hod an info fair about maximizing the safety of those who wander. Free. Call the center for more info.

North West Fly Fishers — 7 p.m. (doors open at 6), Tuesday, May 20, Sam Cox building at Glenn Otto Community Park, 1106 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. Regular meetings held the third Tuesday of the month September through June. Each month includes a different presentation to share info that will help make the fishing trips more productive for its members and guests. No fee to attend. For fishing reports, visit http://ffpfishingreports.webs.com/apps/blog/

Science Pub-Mission Theater — 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 3702 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Portland. Topic: “The Green Horizon: Can Green Infrastructure Address Runoff & Climate Change Challenges?” Suggested cover charge $5. Presented by OMSI. 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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Medicare Preventive Services — 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St., Portland. Free. Learn how to get the most out of your Medicare benefits, presented by Jane Hentry, certified agent. Info: Call the Hollywood Senior Center, 503-288-8303.

“The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America” — May 21 to June 15, Washington County Museum, 120 E. Main St., Hillsboro. Traveling exhibit presents 15 quilts in varying styles by artists from across the United States. Info: 503-645-5353 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Men's Caregiver Support Group — 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22 (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.

Sneak preview of “The Art of Dr. Seuss” exhibit — 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22, World Forestry Center Discovery Museum, 4033 S.W. Canyon Road, Portland. Attend this Museum by Moonlight event (21 and older only) to see the exhibit before it opens to the public. This rare glimpse into the artistic life of Theodor Seuss Geisel features rare and never-before-seen works from the 1920s to 1990s. Tickets $20 pre-sale, $25 at the door, members $10 at door. Tickets available at www.worldforestry.org

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Dinosaurs Unearthed” — May 23 to Sept. 2, OMSI,1945 SE Water Ave., Portland. Exhibit of animatronic dinosaurs and complete skeletons uses the latest in fossil evidence to take a captivating look at the dinosaurs’ fascinating — and feathered — history. Tickets: $13 adults (free to members), $9.50 seniors 63-plus and youths 3-13; prices include admission to the museum. Info: 503-797-4000, www.omsi.edu

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Voices in Verse poetry group — 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Suite 13, Portland. Free. Info: 503-644-0043, http://library.cedarmill.org

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Monthly dance at the Shrine Center — 4-7 p.m. Sunday, May 25, The 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. Guest vocalist Rebecca Kilgore. Admission $10 per person at the door. Net proceeds benefit the Shriners. No-host bar and light dining meu. Cabaret-style seating, large dance floor, beautiful ballroom, free parking. Info: 503-684-6143.

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Tualatin’s old-fashioned patriotic Memorial Day observance — 10:45 a.m. Monday, May 26, at Tualatin’s Winona Cemetery, 9900 S.W. Tualatin Road, immediately followed by a free picnic barbecue. The picnic, sponsored by the Tualatin VFW Mens Auxiliary, is held in nearby Tualatin Community Park. The honored veteran speaking at Tualatin’s observance is Joe Lipscomb, a local resident who served as a Marine on the front lines of the Korean Demilitarized Zone for 22 months. The program also includes Tualatin High School’s choral group Crimsonnairs, an opening prayer by a local pastor who is a Vietnam vet, Tualatin Police Honor Guard, and local and state officials. It closes with Taps, performed as a bugle duet, anchored by a World War II submariner. Bring chairs as no seating at Winona Cemetery. Music at the picnic is provided by Pioneer Bass.

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Book club — 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 27, Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave., Portland. Free; donations appreciated. Info: Call North Portland Senior Services, 971-285-6939.

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Film Club: “The Deflowering of Eva Van End” (Netherlands) — 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Suite 13, Portland. Free. Info: 503-644-0043, http://library.cedarmill.org

Older Americans Month celebration — 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St., Portland. Live music, cake, appetizers and other treats. Free. Info: Call the Hollywood Senior Center, 503-288-8303.

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Owl Book Group — 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 30, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Suite 13, Portland. This month's book: “Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight” by Alexandra Fuller. Free. Info: 503-644-0043, http://library.cedarmill.org

Wy'east Artisans Guild — Artists' receptioin 6:45 p.m. Thursday, May 29, Sandy Actors Theatre, 39181 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. The guild presents an art show with the theme "Time to Remember," tying in with Sandy Actors Theatre's production of the musical "The Fantastiks." A dress rehearsal of the musical will follow the artists' reception. The play opens May 30 and runs through June 22. Info: Call Vernon Goff, 503-239-4090 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Wilsonville Festival of Arts — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 10-5 Sunday, June 1, Town Center Park, 29600 S.W. Park Place, Wilsonville. The 15th anniversary of this free event showcasing visual, literary and performing artists. www.WilsonvilleArts.org.