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Bodyvox world premiere of 'Horizontal Leanings': May 1-4 at the Newmark Theatre of the Portland Center for the Performing Arts. Part of the company's 10th anniversary season, a full evening of BodyVox's imaginative creations, accompanied by a score that includes the premiere of new music performed live by Third Angle New Music Ensemble. Tickets $12 to $40. Tickets and information: 503-229-0627 or www.bodyvox.com

Broderick Gallery: 814 S.W. First Ave., Portland, 503-224-4020. 'Harmony in the Arts,' two events in collaboration with the Portland Chamber Orchestra: May 1, First Thursday art opening of oil paintings by Liz Gill Neilson and artwork by David Robinson; 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 22, preview party and talk focusing on the orchestra's May 24 performance of Beethoven's 'The Creatures of Prometheus' (see May 24 listing). Neilson's work will be projected above the orchestra at the concert. Gallery Web site: www.broderickgallery.com

The Golden Gallery at Beaverton Lodge: 12900 S.W. Ninth St., Beaverton, 503-646-0635. Through May 26, 'An Experimental Life,' works by Suzan Mayer. Opening reception 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 6. Free admission. Info: www.beavertonlodge.com/goldengallery/

Museum of Contemporary Craft and #8232;: 724 N.W. Davis St., Portland. Through May 11: 'Framing the Art of Jewelry.' May 1-31: 'Gifts from the Garden,' show opening 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 1. Through July 23, 'Generations: Ken Shores.' May 23 to Aug. 10, 'Glass,' a site-specific installation by Melissa Dyne.

Providence Milwaukie Hospital Gallery: 10150 S.E. 32nd Ave. (second floor), Milwaukie. Through June 9, vibrant 'bright art' oil paintings by Stephanie Lockerbie Gillette.Info: www.providence.org/pmh

Sixth Avenue Street Fair in Old Town/Chinatown: 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 1, Northwest Sixth Avenue between Burnside and Hoyt streets, Portland. Free. Eclectic street fair with farmers' market, skate exhibition, showcase of neighborhood entertainment, prize giveaways and art gallery shows. Visit portlandmall.org for specific show times and other information.

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New Century Players presents 'A Midsummer Night's Scream': 6:30 p.m. May 3 and 9 plus 11 a.m. Mother's Day brunch at The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie. Interactive murder mystery dinner theater by Rose Richards. Tickets $40. Info: www.newcenturyplayers.com and #8232; or 503-367-2620.

West Linn Community Chorus: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 4, Agnes Flanagan Chapel at Lewis and Clark College, Portland 'A Slice of the American Pie,' two featuring a variety of music by American composers such as Irving Berlin and Aaron Copland. Free admission for adults over 64 and children 12 and under. Info: www.westlinncommunitychorus.org

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Oregon Children's Theatre, 'Einstein is a Dummy': May 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18, show times Saturdays at 2 and 7 p.m., Sundays at 2 and 5 p.m., Winningstad Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, Portland. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Sign-interpreted performance at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 10. Tickets $19 to $24 for adults and $16 to $20 for children and seniors. Box office: 503-228-9571 or through TicketMaster (503-790-ARTS or www.ticketmaster.com). General info: www.octc.org.

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Jazz Jams: 7 to 10 p.m. Mondays, May 5, 12, 19 and 26, Clackamas Community College, 19600 South Molalla Ave., Oregon City (Niemeyer Center, LeRoy Anderson Room 119). Free. Info: CCC Music Department, 503-657-6958, ext. 2434.

'Suitable for Framing' exhibit: May 5-29, public window gallery of the Justice Center in downtown Portland, Southwest Second and Madison. Seniors from Portland Parks and Recreation's Senior Recreation program showcase their artwork. Info: www.portlandonline.org.

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Estate Planning Made Easy: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, Southwest Community Center, 6820 S.W. 45th Ave., Portland, 503-823-2840. Registration is requested for Course No. 256405 held in Poolside Room AII. To register, visit www.portlandparks.org/register/Activities/ActivitiesDetails.asp?ProcessWait=N and aid=4362 and From=fas or contact by phone.

Prime Timers Dining Club: Wednesday, May 7, Heidi's Restaurant, 1230 N.E. Cleveland Ave., Gresham, 503-667-4200. For singles age 50 and up. Social time at 6 p.m. followed by ordering from a special dinner menu at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is Dutch treat. Info: Pat, 503-668-5066 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For details on other April activities, visit http://hometown.aol.com/primetimersdning/myhomepage/family.html

Seasoned Adult Enrichment Program, 'Mapping the West': 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, Clackamas Community College Harmony campus, 7616 S.E. Harmony Road, Milwaukie (Room 191). Robert Hamm, a local collector of historic maps, will trace the development of the West, including Oregon. Info: call June Routson, 503-786-3856.

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Cinco de Mayo celebration: 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 8, Holladay Park Plaza, 1300 N.E. 16th Ave., Portland Performing in the Plaza's Penthouse Lounge will be one of the areas most popular mariachi bands, Mariachi Los Palmeros. Light Mexican appetizers and refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. RSVP by May 2 to 503-280-2216 or 1-800-777-5517.

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Movie Matinee - 'The Kite Runner': 1 p.m. Friday, May 9, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland. Based on the best-selling novel depicting chaos-filled life in Afghanistan through the eyes of a character who is followed from childhood to an adult who returns to his homeland. Movies also shown with captions the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 9:30 a.m. for people with hearing impairment. Info: 503-288-8303.

Portland VegFest: Keynote speech at 7 p.m. Friday, May 9, festival continues from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 10, Benson High School, 546 N.E. 12 Ave., Portland. Oregon's biggest annual vegetarian festival spotlights eco-friendly, healthful cuisine. Features nationally renowned authors and activists, acclaimed chefs and more than 60 commercial exhibitors and non-profit groups offering free food samples and information on nutrition, cooking and environmental sustainability. Admission $5 each day. Free admission for children 10 and under. For handicapped access, call 503-853-6994. Sponsored by Northwest VEG, www.nwveg.org.

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Estate Planning Made Easy: 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 10, Mt. Scott Community Center, 5530 S.E. 72nd Ave., Portland, 503-823-1654. Registration is requested for Course No. 262471 held in the auditorium. To register, visit www.portlandparks.org/register/Activities/ActivitiesDetails.asp?ProcessWait=N and aid=4362 and From=fas or contact by phone.

Festival of the Birds: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10, Sellwood Park, just south of Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge in Portland. Join the Audubon Society of Portland, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and city of Portland for a celebration of migratory birds. Free. Events include guided bird walks, children's activities, story telling and live music, interactive displays and birds of prey. Info: www.audubonportland.org.

Women's Day of Wellness: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, Legacy Good Samaritan Breast Health Center, Building 2 (lower level), 1040 N.W. 22nd Ave., Portland. Event includes brunch, speakers and information booths on a variety of topics. Free, but pre-registration required; call 503-335-3500.

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Mother's Day brunch: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 11, Oregon Zoo, Cascade Crest Banquet Center. Buffet includes seasonal fruits, assorted pastries and muffins, scrambled eggs, potatoes O'Brien, bacon and sausage, omelets, French toast, pastas, salads and the desserts. Reservations required, Call 503-525-4299.

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Oregon Chautauqua program: 2 p.m. Monday, May 12, Odd Fellows Retirement Community, 3102 S.E. Holgate Blvd., Portland. Jeni Foster will discuss the folk music that served as a soundtrack and emblem for the golden era of railway travel in a program titled "Magic Carpet Made of Steel: Songs of America's Railroads." Info: 503-872-1251.

'We Need to Talk': 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 12, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland. AARP Oregon offers this seminar4 on practical tips to help families cope when it may be time for an older driver to give up the keys to his/her car. Free; $1 donation requested. Pre-register at 503-288-8303.

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Estate Planning Made Easy: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, Montavilla Community Center, 8219 N.E. Glisan St., Portland, 503-823-4101. Registration is requested for Course No. 262372 held in the multi-use room. To register, visit www.portlandparks.org/register/Activities/ActivitiesDetails.asp?ProcessWait=N and aid=4362 and From=fas or contact by phone.

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'New Zealand - A South Seas Jewel': 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, Scottish Rite Center, (1512 S.W. Morrison St., Portland. A documentary-style travel adventure film narrated in person by filmmaker Rick Howard. For info or to buy tickets, call 503-241-2575, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.worldtravelfilms.com

Seasoned Adult Enrichment Program, 'South American Travels with Gary': 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, Clackamas Community College Harmony campus, 7616 S.E. Harmony Road, Milwaukie (Room 191). Gary Cole shares photos of his recent trip to South America. Info: call June Routson, 503-786-3856.

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Greener Homes and Gardens Expo: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 18, Portland EXPO Center. A benefit for the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Cost: $3 suggested donation. Info: www.GreenerHomesAndGardens.com or 503-231-4848.

18th Annual Reach the Beach: Saturday, May 17. American Lung Association of Oregon bicycle takes participating cyclists on a ride to Cape Kiwanda on the Oregon Coast. Five routes available from Corvalis, Portland, Salem, Amity and Grand Ronde, plus a 35-mile mountain bike course from Grand Ronde. Open to everyone. First-time and experienced cyclists welcome. Riders will raise money to benefit the American Lung Association of Oregon. To register, visit www.ReachTheBeach.org. Regular registration is $35 (must be postmarked by May 2). The extended online registration is $45 (prior to May 12). Day-of-event registration is $60. All participants must also raise a minimum of $50. Info: www.ReachTheBeach.org or 503-459-4508.

Portland Bungalow Show: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 17, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at Ambridge Center, 300 N.E. Multnomah St., Portland. Tickets $10. Info: www.thePortlandBungalowShow.com

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Estate Planning for Traditioinal and Non-traditional Families: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 18, Gresham Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave., Gresham, 503-988-5387. Visit www.multcolib.org for directions and more information. Registration is not required.

26th Annual Historic Irvington Home Tour: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 18, featuring eight historic homes plus a historic bed and breakfast inn. Tickets $20. Info: www.IrvingtonHomeTour.com

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Book discussion group: 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland. This month's selection: 'The Devil in the City' by Erik Larson. Info: 503-288-8303.

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Clackamas Community College theater - 'Bus Stop': May 22 to June 1, CCC's Osterman Theatre, Oregon City. Curtain time 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 22-24 and May 29-31, plus matinees at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 1. Ticket info: call Jennifer, 503-657-6958, ext. 2356.

'Welcome to Medicare' free class: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 22, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham. Presented by Multnomah County Aging Disability Services and Mt. Hood Community College for new Medicare enrollees or those who become eligible due to receiving Social Security Disability benefits. Class also offered from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 31. Course number is HE4MC. Registration may be completed online at www.mhcc.edu and then accessing the Community Education section or by calling 503-491-7572 Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Movie Matinee - 'Becoming Jane': 1 p.m. Friday, May 23, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland. A portrayal of the surprising true story of the young Jane Austen. Info: Movies also shown with captions the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 9:30 a.m. for people with hearing impairment. 503-288-8303.

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Portland Chamber Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 24, pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m., Kaul Auditorium, Reed College, Portland. Premiere multi-media performance of Beethoven's 'The Creatures of Prometheus' includes close-ups of Liz Gill Neilson's oil paintings projected above the orchestra. Tickets $25; for students, seniors and Portland Chamber Orchestra Association members, tickets are $20. To purchase tickets, call 503-771-3250 or order online at www.portlandchamberorchestra.org.

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Moonstruck poetry reading: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25, Moonstruck Chocolate Café, 45 S. State St., Lake Oswego. Enjoy memorable words by local authors Joan Maiers, John Morrison, Ritz Moriyasu and Leah Stenson. Arrive early to order coffee and chocolate. Free and open to the public. Info: 503-697-7097.

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Northwest Senior Theatre: 'Our Hit Parade,' 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, May 28, 29 and 30, Alpenrose Dairy Opera House, 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road, Portland. Variety show of song and dance features music from the days that brought people together around the piano, phonograph and jukebox. Numbers include 'Chattanogga Choo-Choo,' 'Sunny,' 'Fine and Dandy,' 'Just in Time' and 'Music, Music.' A $5 donation is suggested. Alpenrose ice cream for sale for $1. Info: 503-227-2003.

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Wills, Trusts and Advance Directives: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29, Neighborhood House-Elm Street, 1032 S.W. Main (in the Loaves and Fishes Center), Portland, 503-295-0044. Workshop will be held in Activity Room 2. Info: www.nhweb.org.

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Portland Jazz Orchestra season finale: 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 30, Dolores Winningstad Theater at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts, 1111 S.W. Broadway, Portland. Drummer Alan Jones joins the orchestra for an evening of fresh and fun tunes by Quincy Jones and Pat Metheny. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door, available through the PDX Jazz box office (by phone at 503-228-JAZZ; in person at 133 S.W. Second Ave., Suite 420) or at TicketMaster outlets (503-224-4400). Seating is reserved; advance tickets recommended. Info: www.portlandjazzorchestra.org.

Stumptown Stages presents 'The Last Five Years': Friday, May 30, through Saturday, June 28, show time at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays , 2 p.m. Sundays, Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center (IFCC), 5340 N. Interstate Ave., Portland. Tickets $27 general admission, $25 students/seniors, $15 groups (10 or more). Tickets sold online at www.stumptownstages.com. Info: 503-381-8686.

Zoo Brew: 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 30, Oregon Zoo. Enjoy beer and ale from your favorite Northwest local breweries, fantastic food from Oregon Zoo Catering and live entertainment. Proceeds will help 'Bring Back the ROAR' of lions to the zoo. Info: www.oregonzoo.org or 503-220-2492

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Estate Planning Essentials For Everyone: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 31, Sherwood Public Library, 22560 S.W. Pine St., Sherwood, 503-625-6688. Info: www.ci.sherwood.or.us/government/departments/Library/

Looking ahead: June

55 Alive driver's safety program: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 13, and Saturday, June 14 (two-day class), Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland. Classroom refresher course teaches defensive driving techniques. Cost: $10, plus $2 requested donatioin for the facility. Pre-registration required; call 503-288-8303.

Estate Planning Made Easy: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave., Portland, 503-823-3450. Registration is requested for Course No. 258236 held in Classroom 1. To register, visit http://www.portlandparks.org/register/Activities/ActivitiesDetails.asp?ProcessWait=N and aid=4362 and From=fas or contact by phone.