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Calendar: October 2011

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• Broadway Rose Theatre Company presents 'I Love Your Because': Performances through Oct. 16, Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave., Tigard. Romantic musical comedy offers a contemporary look at love and dating in New York City. Showtimes at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays and on Saturdays, Oct. 8 and 15. Tickets start at $28 for adults, with $20 tickets available for ages 6-25. For tickets, visit www.broadwayrose.org, or call the box office at 503-620-5262.

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• Hypnosis workshops - 'Weight Loss, Health and Fitness': Four weeks starting Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Intuitive Hypnosis, 2429 SW Vermont St, Portland. Debbie Taylor-Lilly' presents four two-hour classes each Tuesday in October. Choose either the evening workshop (7 to 9 p.m.) or the daytime workshop (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Tuition: $275. Registration and info: 503-312-4660 or www.intuitivehypnosisportland.com/weight-loss-workshop.ph.

• Sequoia Gallery + Studios: 136 S.E. Third Ave., Hillsboro, 503-693-0401. Oct. 4-29: Featured artists Carolyn Pettitt, textured wall art created with latex paint; Mia Hocking, abstract collages featuring found materials; Beth O'Mahony, ceramic and mixed media sculptures of birds. Opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Website: www.sequoiagallerystudios.org

• Thrift Store Special: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Fill a bag for $5, any items. Cost: $1 suggested donation to Hollywood Senior Center.

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• Ensemble concert to benefit the Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson St., Portland. Orchestra musicians present a benefit concert, 'PCSO Dissected.' Free admission; donations will be requested. Reserve your seat This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or make a donation. Info: 503-234-4077 or www.columbiasymphony.org.

• Prime Timers Dining Club: Wednesday, Oct. 5, Heidi's Restaurant, 1230 N.E. Cleveland Ave. (off Burnside), Gresham, 503-667-4200. Singles age 50 and up are invited to the club's monthly meeting. Social time at 6 p.m. followed by ordering from a special dinner menu at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is Dutch treat. Info: Contact Pat at 503-936-5861 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more info on other October activities, check the Website at www.PrimeTimersDiningClub.com

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• 'A Touch of Well Arts' fundraiser: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland. Annual benefit for Well Arts Institute, a 10-year-old arts-in-healthcare nonprofit, includes silent auction, raffles, performances music and food. Tickets $20; proceeds support writing workshops for people facing life-altering health issues, and theater performances of those stories. Info: 503-459-4500, www.wellarts.org.

• Art On Broadway Gallery: 12570 S.W. Broadway, Beaverton. Reception 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, for 12 westside artists taking part in the 2011 Portland Open Studios self-guided tour Oct. 8-9 and Oct. 15-16. Tour guides will be available for purchase the night of the reception. This special exhibit, which cele3berates the gallery's first anniversary, runs through Oct. 29. Gallery hours 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Info: 503-601-3300 or artonbroadway.net.

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• Baby Boomers Social Club dance: 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, Red Lion Convention Center, 1021 N.E. Grand Ave., sixth floor, Portland. First Friday dance features live music by the Kooltones, back by popular request. Cost: $8 members, $12 non-members. www.babyboomerssocialclub.com

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• Brothers of the Baladi: 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, The Woods, 6637 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., Portland, 503-890-0408. Benefit performance for the 10th annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days Foundation, with Negara and featured dancers Fanina and Jewels. Tickets $10 at the door. All Donations Appreciated. Age 21 and older.

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• Introduction to Brain Fitness: 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Learn about a series of classes on brain fitness that starts Oct. 17. Cost: $1 suggested donation (eight-week series is $44 per person). Call the senior center for more info or to register.

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• Powerful Tools for Caregivers: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 12 to Nov. 16 (six weeks), Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Learn how to reduce your stress as a caregiver. Cost: $25 suggested donation to help defray the cost of the book. Call the senior center for more info and to register.

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• Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, Cover to Cover Books, 6300 N.E. St. James Road, Suite 104B,

Vancouver, Wash., 1-360-993-7777. Featured reader: John Amen, Pedestal Magazine founder/editor. Event held every second Thursday

• LIEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance Program) signup day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Get assistance with energy bills as the weather turns colder. Appointments only; call the center to find if you are eligible and to schedule an appointment. Cost: $1 suggested donation to Hollywood Senior Center.

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• Movie Matinee - 'The Beaver': 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Mel Gibson plays a toy company CEO who begins using a beaver hand puppet to help him open up to his family. Jodie Foster directs and co-stars this dark comedy. Rated PG-13. Suggested donation $1. Come early to enjoy pizza, salad and a soft drink for $2. Movie will be shown with subtitles at 1 p.m. Oct. 21.

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• Poetry reading: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, Moonstruck Chocolate Café, 45 S. State St., downtown Lake Oswego, 503-697-7097. Joan Maiers hosts this event featuring poets Joseph A. Soldati, Dave Jarecki and Ron Talney, who will read from their latest books. Free and open to the public. Abundant, accessible parking. Arrive early to order beverages and chocolates for enjoying this event. Info: www.moonstruckchocolate.com

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• Bingo: 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Play bingo, socialize and maybe win prizes. Cost: $1 suggested donation to Hollywood Senior Center.

• Brain Fitness Series, eight-week program: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Oct. 17 through Dec. 12, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Learn mental exercises to keep your brain fit. Cost: $44 per person, payable to instructor at first class. Call the center for more info and to register.

• Sandy Actors Theatre 'Readers Theatre, Gresham': 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, reading of Neil Simon's 'The Sunshine Boys,' at the Gresham Chapel and Evening Event Center, 257 S.E. Roberts Ave., Gresham. Tickets $8, available at the door. Full season passes at $50 available at the first performance or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Info: call Tim Park, 503- 869-6183 or visit www.sandyactorstheatre.org.

• Scalp and Hair Care Presentation: 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Cost: $1 suggested donation to Hollywood Senior Center.

• VIEWS Conversation - Engaging with Adult Children: 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday, Oct. 17, Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie. The nonprofit organization VIEWS (Volunteers Involved for the Emotional Well-being of Seniors) will provide a free discussion about relationships with adult children. Talk about some of your concerns. Receive resources and ideas. Call 503-653-8100 to register.

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• Estate Planning - Strategies to Protect Your Family: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, Zimmerman Community Center, 1542 N.W. 14th Ave., Portland, 503-224-4636. Registration appreciated by calling 503-241-1215.

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• 'Introduction to Zen Meditation' workshop: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, Mt. Hood Hospice, 39641 Scenic St., Sandy. Led by ordained Soto Zen priest Domyo Burk of Dharma Rain Zen Center in Portland. No experience is necessary; the workshop will be perfect for people interested in starting a meditation practice. Free. To register, call Emilie at 503-997-3193.

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• 'The Mature Clergy Brain - A User's Guide': 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, St. Francis of Assisi, 8818 S.W. Miley Road, Wilsonville (Charbonneau district exit off Interstate 5). Join Roger Anunsen of mindRAMP for an overview of what mature clergy can and should do to protect their brains and prepare their minds for tomorrow's service to their communities. Presented by NW Senior Resources. Info: David Wilder, 503-246-2325, or Nancy Raske, 503-680-9407.

• '¡Viva la Revolución! A Celebration of the Day of the Dead': Oct. 20 to Nov. 13, Milagro Theatre, 525 S.E. Stark St., Portland. Curtain time: 7:30 p.m. preview Thursday, Oct. 20; 8 p.m. opening night Friday, Oct. 21; performances continue at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets $15 to $30; discounts for students, seniors, groups of 15+ and advance purchases. Tickets and info: www.milagro.org or 503-236-7253.

• A Will Is Not Enough: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Suite 13, 503-644-0043.

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• Kiku Matsuri: Ikebana International Chrysanthemum Exhibition: Oct. 22-23, Portland Japanese Garden, 611 S.W. Kingston Ave., Portland, 503-223-1321. Included with garden admission.

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• Monthly dance at the Al Kader Shrine Center: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, the Shrine Center, 25100 S.W. Parkway Ave., Wilsonville. and #8232;Dance or just listen to The John Bennett Dance Band. Special guest artist: Dave Evans, sax and clarinet. Admission $10 per person at the door. Net proceeds to benefit the Shriners. No-host bar and light dining menu, cabaret-style seating, free parking. Info: 503-684-6143.

• 'Nosferatu' screening: 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, Tabor Heights United Methodist Church, 6161 S.E. Stark St., Portland, 503-232-8500. The first Dracula film - filmed in Germany in 1921 and starring Max Schreck - will be presented with live pipe organ accompaniment by Christopher Nordwall. Admission is by free-will offering.

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• Estate Planning For Retirement - What You Need to Know: 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 25, Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 S.W. Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville, 503-682-3727. Registration requested by phone or Internet for this free activity No. 3674. Website: www.ci.wilsonville.or.us.

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• Estate Planning For Your Family: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, Southwest Community Center, 6820 S.W. 45th Ave., Portland, 503-823-2840. Registration is requested for this free course No. 359817. Visit www.portlandparks.org/register.

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• Estate Planning - Preparing For Your Family's Future: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, Sherwood Public Library, 22560 S.W. Pine St., Sherwood, 503-625-6688. Presented by Richard B. Schneider, co-author of 'A Will Is Not Enough in Oregon.'

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• Boo Norsk: A Norwegian Halloween: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, Norse Hall, 111 N.E. 11th Ave., Portland, norsehall.org, 503-236-3401. For the youngsters. Wear a costume and join us for food, fun, games, pumpkin decorating and maybe even a visit from the Norse Hall Troll. Free.

• Movie Matinee - 'The Adjustment Bureau': 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Romantic adaptation of Philip K. Dick's classic sci-fi short story 'Adjustment Team,' starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt. Rated PG-13. Suggested donation $1. Come early to enjoy pizza, salad and a soft drink for $2. Movie will be shown with subtitles at 1 p.m. Nov. 4.

• TGIFF (Thank Goodness It's Fourth Friday) Halloween Dance: 7:30 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 111 N.E. 11th Ave., Portland, norsehall.org, 503-236-3401. The Oslo Lounge opens at 7:30 pm. Socialize for a while or take a dance lesson with Mary Ann Carter from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Then dance to the big band sounds of The Pranksters until 11 p.m. on one of the finest ballroom dance floors in Portland. Admission $8.

• Wills Clinic: 3:45 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Free legal counsel on your will or Oregon Advance Directive. Cost: $1 suggested donation to Hollywood Senior Center. Call Legal Aid Services to register, 503 224-4086.