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Calendar, June 2012

Calendar items for July are due by 5 p.m. June 15. Email listings to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Photos also may be emailed in jpg format.

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• The Jim Beatty Band: 3:30 to 7 p.m. Sundays, June 3 and July 1, Red Lion Jantzen Beach Hotel and #8232; JB Nightclub and Lounge, 909 N. Hayden Island Drive, Portland. Clarinet/sax player Beatty, celebrating 45 years in Portland and 60 years in the music business, appears with his eight-piece band featuring himself along with Wayne Travillion, cornet; Pat O'Neal, trombone; David Duthie, bass; Dave Johnson, guitar; Reece Marshburn, piano; Sam Foulger, drums; and Marianna Thielen, vocals. Admission $10 per person at the door. For reservations, call 503-978-4554.

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• Senior Forum for Collaborative Stories - Movie Discussion: Noon to 2:45 p.m. Monday, June 4, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Showing of the movie 'I Am' and discussion. Free. Info: Contact John Dougherty at 503-244-7638 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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• Sequoia Gallery + Studios: 136 S.E. Third Ave., Hillsboro, 503-693-0401. June 5-30 featured artists: Fran Richards, landscape and abstract oil paintings of other worlds; Jose Smolensky, sensuous hand-carved wood sculptures; and Gayle Pedemonte, oil paintings inspired by the Oregon rural landscape. Opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 5. 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 5 p.m. Tuesday- Saturday. www.sequoiagallerystudios.org

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• Prime Timers Dining Club: Wednesday, June 6, Francis Xavier's Restaurant, 1933 N.E. 181st Ave., Portland, 503-666-1957. Singles age 50 and up are invited. Be there at 6 p.m. for social time followed by ordering cinner at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is Dutch treat. Info: Call Pat at 503-936-5861 or email Pat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Website: www.PrimeTimersDiningClub.com

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• Pioneering Mobile Money in Afghanistan: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7, Mercy Corps Action Center: 28 S.W. First Ave., Portland. Mercy Corps hosts an evening with Shainoor Khoja. Currently a business consultant with Better Business Enterprise Ltd., Khoja has expertise in Corporate Social Responsibility, impact investing, and strategies to engage 'bottom of the pyramid' (BOP) consumers. Info: 503-896-5002.

• Art On Broadway: 12570 S.W. Broadway St., Beaverton, 503-601-3300. June 7-30: 'Art for the Man Cave,' an exhibit honoring Dad and featuring acrylic paintings by member artist Stephen Kekule. Free reception 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 9. Gallery open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Website: artonbroadway.net.

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• Container Gardening Demonstration: 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, June 8, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Enjoy a talk and demonstration from a certified horticulture expert and a Master Gardener. Suggested donation $1. Call for more info.

• Movie Matinee - 'Joyful Noise': 1 p.m. Friday, June 8, 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. Friday, June 15.

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• Stamp Camp: For all ages (anyone under must be accompanied by an adult) and #8232;Saturdays, June 9, 10 a.m. To 1 p.m., and July 7, 2-5 p.m., Tualatin Public Library Community Room and #8232;, 18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave., Tualatin. Make four unique greeting cards. Cost: $12 supply fee for one student, or two for $20 with the family and/or friend discount, due at the beginning of class. Discount limited to one per friend or family member. Call the library at 503-691-3074 or sign up online at www.tualatinlibrary.org and click on the event in the calendar.

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• Beaverton Historical Society: monthly meeting: 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, Beaverton History Center, 12412 SW Broadway St., Beaverton, 503-430-0106, www.historicbeaverton.org. Program: 'The Way Radio Was, the Last 100 Years.' Dick Karman, a fan of radio for more than 50 years, will highlight the history of radio in Oregon as well as the 'network hook-ups' that gave us radio as we came to know it 60 years ago.

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• Open house at The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Oregon: 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, The institute, which offers adults a year-round curriculum of classes and lectures in the humanities, sciences and social sciences, welcomes residents of Portland and surrounding areas to a free open house social. Event includes a 6 p.m. lecture, 'An Introduction to A Child of Our Time,' by Linda Hathaway Bunza, director of the Columbia Research Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Linda Hathaway Bunza. Info: 503-412-3653 or 1-800-824-2714.

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• The Elder Journey - A VIEWS Conversation on Aging: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 15, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland. Join other older adults for a conversation offered by the nonprofit organization VIEWS (Volunteers Involved for the Emotional Well-being of Seniors). Learn the 7-step Model of Successful Aging. Be part of a discussion about finding joy and meaning. Talk about some of your concerns. Receive resources and ideas. Call Melissa at VIEWS, 503-261-6175, for free registration.

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• Portland Gay Men'sChorus - 'Summer of Love, Music of The Beatles': 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland Center for the Performing Arts, on Broadway in downtown Portland. Tickets start at $16; available at buy.pdxgmc.org or 503-226-2588.

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• Poetry readings: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 17, Moonstruck Chocolate Café, 45 S. State St., Lake Oswego, 503-697-7097. Regional poets Cathy McGuire and Scot Siegelread work from their latest books. Hosted by Joan Maiers. Free and open to the public; bring two items for the food bank.

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• Alzheimer's Disease: Know the 10 Warning Signs - Early Detection Matters: 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, June 18, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Free discussion by Chris Nelson, program coordinator for the Alzheimer's Association Oregon Chapter. Call for more info.

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• Engaging with Adult Children, a Conversation on Aging: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, community room at Silvercrest, 1865 N.E. Davis St., Portland. Join other older adults for a conversation offered by the nonprofit organization VIEWS (Volunteers Involved for the Emotional Well-being of Seniors). Relationships with children change as we age. Examine current problems and foster greater understanding between generations. Be part of a discussion about relationships with adult children. Talk about some of your concerns. Receive resources and ideas. Call Brenda with Silvercrest at 503-236-3208 for free registration.

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• Movie Matinee - 'The Vow': 1 p.m. Friday, June 22, 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. Friday, June 29.

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• Monthly dance at the Al Kader Shrine Center: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 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; 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, and free parking. Info: 503-684-6143.

• 'The Strings of Summer' concert: 4 p.m. Sunday, June 24, Tabor Heights United Methodist Church, 6161 S.E. Stark St., Portland. Pianist Sandra Hyslop and soprano Leslie Garman join violinist David Ewart in an afternoon of festive music with dances, gigues, and ballads from the British Isles to the Hungarian Dances of Brahms and the Rondo Capriccioso of Saint-Saens. Also on the program is a patriotic salute to America by John Philip Sousa and Irving Berlin. The audience will be invited to participate and a very special surprise musical tribute is planned. The community is invited to this extraordinary summer concert. Reception following. Suggested donation $5. Info: www.taborheightschurch.org

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• The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease: 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, June 25, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Free presentation by Chris Nelson, program coordinator for the Alzheimer's Association Oregon Chapter. Call for more info.

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• Hearing Presentation: 11 a.m. To noon Wednesday, June 27, Café Center Loaves and Fishes meal site, 1501 N. Hayden Island Drive No. 29, Portland. Bring your questions and curiosity as a hearing health professional explains hearing loss and the components of hearing aids and their potential benefits. Learn about options for better hearing and the questions to ask when shopping for a hearing aid.Cost: $1 suggested donation. Info: North Portland Senior Services, 503-943-5662.