Featured Stories

Other Pamplin Media Group sites


August Calendar

Calendar items for September are due by 5 p.m. Aug. 15. Email listings to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

1

Beaverton First Friday, "Cruisin' Broadway" — Friday, Aug. 1, registration begins at 4 p.m., car show hours 5-8 p.m., enter on Hall and Broadway Street, downtown Beaverton. Classic, muscle cars and hot rods, all cars welcome. Live music, refreshments. Donations benefit the Beaverton Historical Society. Info: 503-430-0106.

"The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" — Through Aug. 17, Deb Fennell Auditorium, 9000 S.W. Durham Road, Tigard. The Broadway Rose Theatre Company continues its 2014 season of brass ‘n’ sass with this boot stompin’ musical comedy. Opening night Friday, Aug. 1, performances continue at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays and on Saturdays, Aug. 9 and 16. Tickets start at $30 for adults; 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.

Brooklyn Rail Yard exhibit — New exhibit continues through the end of 2014, Oregon Rail Heritage Center, 2250 S.E. Water Ave., Portland. Learn about the important history of the Brooklyn Rail Yard, one of the largest rail yards in Portland. For hours and other info, visit www.orhf.org

"Dinosaurs Unearthed” — Through 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

Downtown Vancouver Walking Tours — 2014 series continues Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 29. Walks start at noon on Fridays at 9 a.m. Saturdays, meeting at ending at various locations. Sponsored by Clark County Historical Society. Individual tickets $5 for society members, $7 non-members. Info and reservations: 1-360-993-5679, www.cchmuseum.org.

Magenta Theater Company presents "Becky’s New Car" — Performances Aug. 1-16 at 606 Main St., Vancouver, Wash. Curtain time 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, and 2 p.m. Aug. 9 and 16. Tickets $13 to $16, available online at MagentaTheater.com. Advanced reservation highly recommended.

Mt. Hood Jazz Festival — Friday-Saturday, Aug. 1-2. Festival starts with Friday night Round Robin Jazz in several Historic Downtown Gresham restaurants and cafes; continues Saturday at Gresham Center for the Arts Plaza, 401 N.E. Second and Third streets (see Aug. 2 listing for schedule). Info: www.mthoodjazz.org

PDX Broadsides concert — 7-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Suite 13, Portland, 503-644-0043, http://library.cedarmill.org. Experimental piratical geek fusion; free.

"The 39 Steps" — Lakewood Theatre Company, performances through Aug. 17 at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego. Suspenseful romantic comedy based on Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 movie. Four actors play more than 100 characters. Curtain time 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Aug. 3, 10 and 17. Tickets $32 adults, $30 seniors, discounts for students and groups. Tickets and info: 503-635-3901, www.lakewood-center.org

2

BAM! Books Adapted to Movies: "If I Stay" by Gayle Foreman — 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Suite 13, Portland, 503-644-0043, http://library.cedarmill.org. Free.

Mt. Hood Jazz Festival — Saturday, Aug. 2, Gresham Center for the Arts Plaza, 401 N.E. Second and Third streets, gates open at 11:30 a.m., music starts at noon. Schedule: Noon-1 p.m., Back to Portland All-Stars; 1:15-3:15 p.m., Bobby Torres Latin Jazz Ensemble; 3:30-5:30 p.m., Billy Haynes; 5:45-7:45 p.m., Pete Christlieb and Linda Small Quintet; 8-10 p.m., SoulCity. Tickets $15 advance, students $10, available at www.mthoodjazz.org, www.tickettomato.com and Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce, 701 N.E. Hood Ave., Gresham. Bring your blankets and chairs. No food or alcohol brought into site. Food vendors and beverages available at the festival. Check the festival website for Friday Round Robin events and other info.

3

Mahrajan (Arab Festival) — 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, Portland Community College Sylvania campus, Performing Arts Center lobby and courtyard, 12000 S.W. 49th Ave., Portland. The largest celebration of Arabic culture and heritage in Oregon turns 5 years old this summer. Arab cuisine, arts and crafts, henna painting, cooking demonstrations, art show live music, dancing, children's activities, raffle. Alcohol and tobacco free. Hosted by the Arab American Cultural Center of Oregon (www.araboregon.org) and sponsored by the PCC Sylvania campus and Oregon Health & Science University. Entrance donation of $5 includes three raffle tickets; individual raffle tickets are available for purchase on site for $2 each. Free parking in lots 10 and 11. Info: www.araboregon.org.

4

Blood pressure screening — 9:45-11:45 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, and Tuesday, Aug. 19, The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie, 503-653-8100.

Music Man Larry Sherrill — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4 and 18, The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie, 503-653-8100. Sherrill will be DJ and play requests from the 1930s through the 1960s. Bring a list of your favorites.

5

Foot care clinic — 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5 and 19, The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie, 503-653-8100. Fee $30, appointment required.

Senior Law — Tuesday, Aug. 5 and 19, The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie, 503-653-8100. Appointment required for half-hour consultation with volunteer elder law attorneys; call 503-794-8040.

Scavenger Hunt — 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, meet at the front steps of Chapman School, facing Wallace Park, 1445 N.W. 26th Ave., Portland. Free and open to the public. Life by Design's Salon: The Boomer Connection series presents an outdoor activity involving clues to help us find art objects in the park related to significant life events. We will recall our childhood, recreation activities, community, and other important dates in this fun and challenging search. Optional stop for ice cream as we head home. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for meet-up details. More info: 971-722-6634, www.pcc.edu/climb/life

Sequoia Gallery + Studios — 136 S.E. Third Ave., Hillsboro, 503-693-0401. Through Aug. 29: "Around Hillsboro" show features works created by local artists depicting the area in and around the city. Opening reception 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5. Prizes will be awarded artists for People’s Choices at the end of the opening reception. 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 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. www.sequoiagallerystudios.org

Trolley Talks — 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Suite 13, Portland, 503-644-0043, http://library.cedarmill.org, Free. Author/historian Richard Thompson explores Oregon's rich electric railway history.

6

Diabetes Support and Education Group — 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie, 503-653-8100.

Mask & Mirror Singers chorale concert — 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, Celebration Center at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 10445 S.W. Canterbury Lane, Tigard. Members of the church will host an ice cream social Immediately after the one-hour concert. Both events are free, but donations are encouraged and will be split between Mask & Mirror Community Theatre and Calvin Presbyterian Church. Mask & Mirror Community Theatre is a nonprofit performing company. Info: www.MaskAndMirror.com or email Gary Romans at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Prime Timers Dining Club — Wednesday, Aug. 6, Heidi's Restaurant, 1230 N.E. Cleveland Ave., Gresham, 503-667-4022. 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.

8

Drop-In SAGE Bridge Group — 3-5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8 and 22, Friendly House, 1737 N.W. 26th Ave., Portland. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults and their friends and allies are invited to a casual drop-in bridge group the second and fourth Friday of each month. All skill levels welcome- tutors are on hand to teach beginning players. Info:, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-224-2640.

Ice cream social and Beach Bum Day — 12:30-1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie, 503-653-8100. Dress like a beach bum and win a free banana split or sundae; $2 lets your build your own creation with a trip through the ice cream and topping line. Proceeds benefit the center's nutrition program.

William Byrd Festival — Aug. 6-24, Portland. Cantores in Ecclesia presents 17th annual festival featuring choral masterpieces by the great Renaissance composer. The opening concert, “Hear the voice and prayer:” English anthems by Tallis, Byrd and the younger generations, is at 7:30 pm. Friday, Aug. 8. The final concert, “Born to honour so great a teacher,” sacred songs by Tallis and Byrd, is at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24. Both concerts will take place in St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, 1112 S.E. 41st Ave., Portland. The complete festival schedule is available online at www.byrdfestival.org.

9

Book signing — 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, Jan’s Paperbacks, 18095 S.W. Tualatin Valley Highway, Aloha.Local science fiction and fantasy authors Sheron McCartha and D. Wallace Peach will sign books and chat with readers.

10

Celebration of Medicare & Medicaid's 49th birthdays — 2:30-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug 10, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Free.

11

Healthy Eating Resource Fair — 2-5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Free. Registration required; call or visit the senior center.

Mt. Hood Hospice grief support group for adults — 1-2:30 p.m. Mondays, Aug. 11 to Sept. 15 (excluding Labor Day), Trinity Lutheran Church, Gresham. Returnees are welcome. There is no cost for participating, but registration is required. For details on meeting times and places or for more information, contact Emilie Cartoun at 503-668-5545 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

12

Beaverton Historical Society presentation — 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, Beaverton History Center, 12412 S.W. Broadway St., Beaverton. Free. Program: Chris Becker presents “1917 Hupmobile Model N.” Learn the history of this car and the company that made it. Admission $2 suggested donation; society members get in free. Info: 503-430-0106. Website: HistoricBeaverton.org

Blood pressure screenings — 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Aug. 12-26, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Free. Register at the senior center.

"Learning the Science of Screenwriting to Improve Your Novel" — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, Tualatin Public Library, 18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave., Tualatin. Northwest Writers & Publishers Association presents a program by Mary Andonian. Self-publishers, marketers, journalists, artists, authors and aspiring authors are welcome. No charge for NWPA members or students under 18; $10 charge for guests, member’s guest $5. Info: www.northwestwriterspublishers.weebly.com or call Veronica Esagui at 503-913-6006.

Caregivers Support Group — 6-7:20 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie, 503-653-8100.

Ombudsman info presentation — 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 12, The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie, 503-653-8100. Learn what ombudsmen are and what they do.

Song Circle — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Suite 13, Portland, 503-644-0043, http://library.cedarmill.org. Adult singers and acoustic instrument players gather to sing and play popular pop and folk songs of the 1960s and '70s. Free.

13

Mask & Mirror Community Theatre play reading — 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, Tualatin Public Library, 18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave., Tualatin. Join the reading a play under consideration for possible production in one of Mask & Mirror's coming seasons. After the reading, join a discussion of the play and how you see it as a fit for Mask & Mirror and our audiences. Info: contact Pat Romans at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-524-2058. Website www.MaskAndMirror.com.

Vintage Rock for Vintage Rockers” concert series — 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, Vie de Boheme, 1530 S.E. Seventh Ave., Portland. Featuring the epic rock sounds of King Beta. Part of a fund-raising concert series presented by Villages NW, an organization working to organize neighborhood residents across the Portland area into planning groups to develop grassroots "villages." Admission $20 per person, $35 per couple, cash only, no reservations or pre-sale. Info: visit www.VillagesNW.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

15

Brain Games — 10:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 15, The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie, 503-653-8100. Learn methods to refresh your memory and remember tasks. Led by Barbara Hemingway.

19

Low vision aids presentation — 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Free. Register at the senior center.

22

SAGE summer BBQ for LGBT older adults ­— Noon-2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Friendly House, 1737 N.W. 26th Ave., Portland. Join SAGE Metro Portland for a free BBQ for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults. SAGE will serve hamburgers, hot dogs, and veggie options; music by the DJs at Wild Planet Radio. This year's theme is 1970s disco, so come enjoy music and new friends. Info: 503- 224-2640.

23

BAM! Books Adapted to Movies: "Dark Places" by Gillian Flynn — 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Suite 13, Portland, 503-644-0043, http://library.cedarmill.org. Free.

24

Monthly dance at the Shrine Center: 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 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 Marky Mason. 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.

26

Laughter Yoga demonstration — 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Free. Registration required; call or visit the senior center.

“Vintage Rock for Vintage Rockers” concert series — 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, Trails End Saloon, 1320 Main St., Oregon City. Featuring Duffy Bishop and the Chris Carlson Band, plus local

blues rock legends HiFi Mojo with Marty Henninger. Part of a fund-raising concert series presented by Villages NW, an organization working to organize neighborhood residents across the Portland area into planning groups to develop grassroots "villages." Admission $20 per person, $35 per couple, cash only, no reservations or pre-sale. Info: visit www.VillagesNW.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

27

Film Club: "Watchtower" (Turkey) — 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Suite 13, Portland, 503-644-0043, http://library.cedarmill.org. Free.

Healthy Eating — 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Presented by The Heights at Columbia Knoll. Free. Registration required; call or visit the senior center.

29

Owl Book Group — 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Suite 13, Portland, 503-644-0043, http://library.cedarmill.org. "The Meaning of Everything" by Simon Winchester. Free.