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1st (&14th)

Broadway Rose Theatre Company presents "The Sound of Music": Performances through July 22 at the Deb Fennell Auditorium, 9000 S.W. Durham Road, Tigard. Evening performances Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., matinees at 2 p.m. Sundays, and on Saturdays, July 14 and 21. 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 Broadway or call the box office at 503-620-5262.

2nd

• The Jim Beatty Band: 3:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 1, Red Lion Jansen Beach Hotel
 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. Admission $10 per person at the door. For reservations, call 503-978-4554.

3rd

• Brain Games for Boomers: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Avenue, Portland. 503-288-8303. Learn about the brain and games that benefit it. Includes an introduction to a six-week brain training class. Free. Call for info.

3rd

Sequoia Gallery + Studios: 136 S.E. Third Ave., Hillsboro, 503-693-0401. July 3 through Aug. 3: featured artists Anne Ferguson, oil paintings; Chung Chou, Chinese-style brush paintings; Chris Johnson, jewelry created from stones collected on ocean beaches. Opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 3. 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 through Saturday. www.sequoiagallerystudios.org.

4th

Tualatin Valley Community Band: 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, Tigard High School Stadium, 9000 S.W. Durham Road, Tigard. The band, under the direction of Steve Heuser, will perform just prior to the fireworks display. There will be traditional and patriotic tunes, and even music to hop to during the annual sack races. For info about the band and coming events, visit www.tvcb.org or to "like" us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tvcb.org.

5th

"Kabuki Titus": July 5-14, outdoors at the Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza, on East Main Street between First and Seconnd avenues in downtown Hillsboro. Bag&Baggage presents a highly stylized adaptation of Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus," starring ballerina Anne Mueller and featuring a live chamber ensemble. Curtain time 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets $16 general admission. Bring blankets or folding chairs for seating. Picnics allowed; alcohol not permitted. Tickets at www.bagnbaggage.org,l 503-345-9590 or the box office at the Venetian Theatre, 253 E. Main St., Hillsboro,. Info: www.bagnbaggage.org

6th

Celebrating the Life and Art of Madeline Meza Janovec: July 6-31, The Geezer Gallery, 7710 S.W. 31st Ave., Multnomah Village in Portland. Janovec, a renowned Portland artist who died in March 2011, left the last 30 of her original monotypes to the Geezer Gallery. These pieces will be on display and open to the public for viewing and purchase for the entire month. First Friday celebration at the gallery from 6 to 9 p.m. July 6, with wine, hors d'oeuvres and music. Info: 503-244-0441, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.geezergallery.com.

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Movie Matinee – "Joyful Noise": 1 p.m. Friday, July 6, Trenton Terrace Community Room, 4720 N.Trenton St., Portland., Portland. Donations appreciated. Info: Call North Portland Senior Services, 503-943-5662.

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Concerts for a Cause presents the Renegade Stringband (bluegrass): Series kicks off at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 7 (doors open at 6 p.m.), Courtyard at Mt. Tabor, 6125 S.E. Division St., Portland. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 day of event. Suggested donation: 10 jars of baby food. Online ticket sales at www.showclix.com/events/concertsforacause/tag or buy them in person at Courtyard at Mt Tabor. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit SnowCap. Info: Call 503-772-9795.

7 th

Stamp Camp: 2 to 5 p.m. 
Saturday, July 7, Tualatin Public Library Community Room
, 18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave., Tualatin. For all ages (anyone under 15 must be accompanied by an adult). 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.

10 th

• Bingo: 1 to 2:15 p.m. Monday, July 9, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Come play bingo with guest host Jason from HealthNet, who will bring great prizes. Suggested donation $1. No registration necessary.

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Brain Fitness Training: 2 to 3 p.m. Starting Monday, July 9, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Avenue, Portland. 503-288-8303. Fun and fast-paced six-week class. Meets Mondays and Thursday for one hour. It's similar to a physical fitness class for the body, but this is a mental workout for the brain. Class size limited. Call for info.

• Memoir Writing Series 
: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, July 9, 16, 23 and 30, Tualatin Public Library Community Room
, 18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave., Tualatin. Free; registration is required. Visit www.tualatinlibrary.org and click on the event in the events calendar, or call the library at 503-691-3069. You must sign up for all four classes.

10th

• Beaverton Historical Society: monthly meeting: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, Beaverton History Center, 12412 SW Broadway St., Beaverton, 503-430-0106, www.historicbeaverton.org. Program: "Oregon's Connections to the American Civil War." Guest speaker: Frank Krone, co-founder of the Oregon Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission.

• Ride Wise Riders Club presentation 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. A Ride Wise representative will explain the club and how it helps you get around on mass transit, including travel training, Riders Club trips and, for people new to a mobility device, learning about boarding TriMet buses and MAX cars safely. Suggested donation $1. Register by calling or visiting the senior center.

11th

• Prime Timers Dining Club: Wednesday, July 11, Heidi's Restaurant, 1230 N.E. Cleveland Ave., Gresham, 503-667-4200. Singles age 50 and up are invited. Be there at 6 p.m. for social time followed by ordering dinner 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

13th

• Grandparents Support Group – Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: 10:30 a.m. To noon Fridays, July 13 and July 27, Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave., Portland. Donations appreciated. Info: Call North Portland Senior Services, 503-943-5662.

• Movie Matinee – "The Artist": 1 p.m. Friday, July 13, 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 again at 1 p.m. Friday, July 20 (no need for subtitles – this is a mostly silent film).

15th

• Tabor Heights Music Concert Series presents the Whiskey Flats Brass Band: 4 p.m. Sunday, July 15, Tabor Heights United Methodist Church, 6161 S.E. Stark St., Portland, 503-232-8500, www.taborheightschurch.org. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with authentic brass band music of the war and surrounding years. The band, a replica of the mid-1800s American town and military bands, is dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of authentic brass band music. They perform music of the period – marches, waltzes, schottisches, quicksteps and more – in the style of the time. The nostalgic atmosphere and historical anecdotes transport listeners back to the 1800s. Audiences are welcome to attend in period costumes. Suggested donation $5.

16th

• Gary Ogan in concert with Dave Captein and Casey James: 7 p.m. Monday, July 16, O'Connor's Vault, 7850 S.W. Capitol Highway, Portland, 503-244-1690. Tickets $12 advance from brownpapertickets.com or $15 at the door. Singer-songwriter Ogan and jazz bassist Captein welcome former Portlander James, known for a long career writing hits for artists including Elton John, Jennifer Lopez and the Temptations. Info: call Matt Miner, 503-484-8196, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit mattminermusic.com.

17th

• Navigating Your Next Adventure – Managing Income in Retirement: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Suggested donation $1. Register by calling or visiting the senior center.

18th

• Brain Fitness – Exercise Your Brain to Keep it Sharp : 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, Cafe Center Loaves & Fishes meal site, 1501 N. Hayden Island Drive, No. 29, Portland. Donations appreciated. Info: Call North Portland Senior Services, 503-943-5662.

• "Hip & Knee Replacement" lecture: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, OHSU Center for Health & Healing, third floor Conference Center, 3303 S.W. Bond Ave., Portland. Free. Register by calling 503-494-1122.

21th

Gresham Art Walk: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 21, along Main Avenue in historic downtown Gresham. Eleventh annual event showcases 140 juried artists from the region displaying their original works. Also live music, cultural performances, children's arts and crafts, unique shops and restaurants. Free. Art for sale includes pottery, photography, beadwork, watercolors, glass and recycled art. Visitors get to meet the artists behind the work. Info: www.greshamartwalk.com

22th

Monthly dance at the Al Kader Shrine Center: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 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, free parking. Info: 503-684-6143.

24th

• Slow Computer Workshop – How to Keep Your Computer Running Safe and Fast: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Suggested donation $15. Register by calling or visiting the senior center.

25th

• Open Garden 2012: Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center Healing Garden, 24800 S.E. Stark St., Gresham. Please join us in the Healing Garden to celebrate the season and learn about feature plants. Guided garden tours take place every 15 minutes. Learn about volunteering in the garden. Enter to win gardening door prizes. Free. Held rain or shine. No registration required. Bring your camera to take plant pictures. Info: Teresia Hazen, coordinator of Legacy Gardens, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-413-6507; or visit www.legacyhealth.org/gardens

27th

Movie Matinee – "We Bought a Zoo": 1 p.m. Friday, July 27, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Suggested donation $1; enjoy pizza, salad and soft drink for $2.

28th

• Behind the Shoji Art and Craft Show: July 28 to Sept. 3, Portland Japanese Garden, 611 S.W. Kingston Ave., Portland. Ninth annual show features more than 35 artisans whose work is inspired by Japanese culture and aesthetics. Artist demonstrations will take place at 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Open during regular garden hours (10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 7 p.m. Mondays). Entrance included with garden admission. Info: japanesegarden.com or 503- 223-1321.

29th

Tualatin Valley Community Band free summer concert: 7 p.m. Sunday, July 29, Bishop-Scheckla Pavilion in Cook Park, 17005 S.W. 92nd Ave., Tigard. Bring your family and friends, pack a picnic basket, grab some folding chairs or a blanket and enjoy a good old-fashioned day in the park. Info: visit www.tvcb.org or to "like" us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tvcb.org.