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Events calendar: June 2011

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• Prime Timers Dining Club: Wednesday, June 1, Heidi's Restaurant, 1230 N.E. Cleveland Ave., Gresham. Singles age 50 and up are invited to the club's monthly meeting. Be there at 6 p.m. for social time 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.. For info on other June activities, visit www.PrimeTimersDiningClub.com  

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• Well Arts Institute Presents 'Bittersweet,' Stories of Food, Family and Love: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2, and 3 p.m. Saturday, June 4, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Written by Hollywood Senior Center elders, performed by professional actors. Tickets $10; call Well Arts at 503-459-4500 or visit www.wellarts.org.

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• Baby Boomers Social Club dance: 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 3, Red Lion Convention Center, 1021 N.E. Grand Ave., sixth floor, Portland. First Friday dance features live band De Nada. Cost: $5 members, $10 non-members. More info online at www.babyboomerssocialclub.com

• Geezer Gallery one-year anniversary: Exhibit June 3-27, artists' reception 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 3, 7710 S.W. 31st Ave. in Portland's Multnomah Village. The nonprofit Geezer Gallery celebrates its first year with an evening of art, live music and wine. Featuring two academy-trained lifetime artists and agency art directors from Portland: Stephen Graham, master of transparent media illustrating in watercolor; and Guy Boster, who paints acrylics inspired by Eastern art and Chinese painting. Info: 503-244-0441, www.geezergallery.com

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• Art On Broadway Gallery: Exhibit June 4-27, artist's reception 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 12570 S.W. Broadway St., Beaverton. Opening of 'Oregon Inside and Out,' exhibit of still-life and landscape oil paintings by member artist Linda J. Baker. Free. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 503-601-3300.

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• Clackamas Repertory Theatre Play Reading Series: 'On the Mountain' by Christopher Shinn, 3 p.m. Sunday, June 5, Osterman Theatre, Clackamas Community College, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. The monthly series, Sundays at Three, presents work by contemporary American playwrights. Tickets $6, available online at www.clackamasrep.org or at the box office in the Niemeyer Center. Info: 503-594-6047.

• Celebrate 'Reveralicious': 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 5, Deerfield Village, 5770 S.E. Kellogg Drive, Milwaukie. Food and entertainment. Call Debra at 503-653-4064.

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• AARP Drivers' Safety: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Cost: $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members. Call the center to register.

• 'Swingin' with Dean Show': 7 p.m. Thursday, June 9, Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams, Oregon City, 503-657-8269, www.orcity.org/library. Dean Paul Ratzman, a seasoned entertainer, plays piano, trumpet, trombone and delivers smooth Sinatra-like vocals. Repertoire includes tunes from the '40s, '50s and '60s. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Seating is limited. Regular library services will not be available during the program.

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• Conversation on Coping with Life Transitions: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 10 St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 11229 N.E. Prescott St., Portland. The non-profit organization VIEWS (Volunteers Involved for the Emotional Well-being of Seniors) will lead this conversation on staying engaged with life. Did you know that one in five older adults suffers from problems with medications or alcohol and may not know it? Feeling depressed is not a necessary part of aging. Learn the difference between signs of chronic disease, a possible drug interaction and normal aging. Call Jillian at 503-261-6175 for free registration.

• Movie Matinee - 'Conviction': 1 p.m. Friday, June 10, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Rated R. 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. June 17.

• Portland Metro Concert Band: Spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 10, Horner Performing Arts Center, David Douglas High School, 1400 S.E. 130th Avenue (between Stark and Division streets), Portland. The program includes a variety of music for the concert band, with a bit of classical (Rossini), a bit of American (Gershwin), contemporary band music and a march or two. Free and open to the public.

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• Viking Pancake Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 12, Norse Hall, 111 N.E. 11th Ave., Portland, norsehall.org, 503-236-3401. Enjoy our famous all-you-can-eat pancakes, served with scrambled eggs, sausage links, seasonal fruit, orange juice, coffee or tea. Adults pay $6, children ages 5-12 $3, children under 5 free. Children are invited to a story hour at 10 a.m.  

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• Brain Fitness: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 13, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Introductory presentation to an eight-week program centered on brain fitness. Discussion on the brain and its abilities including the benefits of mental exercise with examples. Free.

• Colette Vacations Slideshow: 1 p.m. Monday, June 13, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Enjoy a slideshow highlighting an upcoming tour to New England in December.

• Introduction to Brain Fitness-Cognitive Skills Program: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 13, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Suggested donation $1. Learn a little bit about the brain and do a mental fitness exercise. This is an introduction to an eight-week series running June 20 to Aug. 15 that is geared toward mental fitness exercises. Series costs $44 per person.

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• Conversation on Talking with Your Doctor: 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, Friendly House, 1737 N.W. 26th Ave., Portland. The non-profit organization VIEWS (Volunteers Involved for the Emotional Well-being of Seniors) will lead this conversation on staying engaged with life. Have you ever been anxious or frustrated by a doctor's visit in which your needs were not met? Are you in charge of your health care? Let's talk about what it would take to feel that you and your doctor are part of the same team. Call Jillian at 503-261-6175 for free registration.

• Overlap Cooking: 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, June 15, June 22 and June 29, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Learn how to purchase a limited number of ingredients to use in a variety of ways. Suggested donation $1.

• Understanding Heart Disease: 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Presented by Heart Centers of America. Suggested donation $1.

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• Conversation on Staying Engaged in Life: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16, Thelma Skelton Loaves and Fishes, 3925 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., Portland. The non-profit organization VIEWS (Volunteers Involved for the Emotional Well-being of Seniors) will lead this conversation. What is the difference between sadness, depression, and grief? Learn from others and yourself how to help make the 'dark' days a little brighter. Call Jillian at 503-261-6175 for free registration.

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• Baby Boomers Social Club dance: 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 17, Windows Skyroom and Terrace at Red Lion Convention Center, 1021 N.E. Grand Ave., sixth floor, Portland. Cost: $5 members, $10 non-members. www.babyboomerssocialclub.com

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• Meet authors Jean Sheldon and Dr. Veronica Esagui: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 18, Singer Hill Café, and #8232;623 Seventh St., Oregon City. 503-913-6006 or 503-523-8723 and #8232;. Free and open to the public. Mature themes, ages 14 and older. The authors are releasing their new books: Sheldon's 'Flowers for her Grave' and Esagui's 'Diary II-Braving a New World.'

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• Sandy Actors Readers Theatre presents 'I Never Sang for My Father': 7 p.m. Monday, June 20, Gresham Historical Society Museum (Carnegie Library building) 410 N. Main Ave., Gresham. Tickets $8, available at the door. Info: Call Tim Park at 503-869-6183 or visit www.sandyactorstheatre.org.

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• Baby Boomers Social Club dance: 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 24, Refectory, 1618 N.E. 122nd Ave., Portland. Cost: $5 members, $10 non-members. www.babyboomerssocialclub.com

• Movie Matinee - 'How Do You Know': 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 24, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. 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 12:30 p.m. July 1.

• TGIFF Social and Dance: 7:30 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 24, Norse Hall, 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 to 8:30 pm. Then dance to the big band sounds of The Pranksters till 11 p.m. Admission $8. 

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• The Jack Vernon Walk to Silence Tinnitus: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 25, Willamette Park, Southwest Macadam Avenue and Nebraska Street south of downtown Portland. This fundraiser for the American Tinnitus Association's research grant program includes a physical walk and an online walk, the latter continuing through the end of June. Join the online walk at walk.ata.org.

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• Brain Fitness: 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 26, Hollywood Library meeting room, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St., Portland. 503-799-2582. Discover four easy steps to improve your brain health. Free. Website: www.brain-buzz.com

• Monthly dance and concert at the Al Kader Shrine Center: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 25100 S.W. Parkway Ave., Wilsonville, 503-684-6143. Dance or just listen to the John Bennett Dance Band and special guest vocalist Marky Mason. Admission $10 per person at the door. Net proceeds to benefit the Shriners Oriental Band. No-host bar light dining menu, cabaret-style seating, large dance floor, free parking.

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• 'Sentimental Journeys' concert: 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, June 27, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Free.

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• Recycle Day: 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. A representative from Clean to Green will be at the center to pick up your old batteries, light bulbs, cell phones and other hard-to-recycle items. Bring them here and drop them off. Free.

• Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning: 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, Hollywood Library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St., and #8232;Portland, and #8232;503-988-5391. With attorney and author Richard Schneider. Visit www.multcolib.org for directions and more info.