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Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth: Ancient Near Eastern Art from American Collections”: Aug. 31 to Dec. 22, Willamette University’s Hallie Ford Museum of Art, 700 State St., Salem. A showcase of 64 ancient works, created thousands of years ago in the Fertile Crescent, an area stretching from Turkey to Iran, often called “the cradle of civilization.” and will be the sole venue for this important collection of cultural treasures. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays. General admission $3, seniors and students pay $2, children under 12 admitted free; admission is free on Tuesdays. Info: Call 503-370-6855 or visit willamette.edu/arts/hfma.

gallery 6 pdx: 131 N.E. Sixth Ave., Portland, 503-206-7280. Through Sept. 29: “Playing With a Full Deck,” a project billed as the largest collection of original art collaborations (collage and mixed media) using playing cards. Now in its third year, the project includes more than 238 participating artists and 2,000-plus playing cards. First Friday opening 5-8 p.m. Aug. 2. Gallery open Friday-Sunday noon-5 p.m. Off-hour viewings available; call 503-297-4262.

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Sequoia Gallery + Studios: 136 S.E. Third Ave., Hillsboro, 503-693-0401. Sept. 3-27, featured artists: Martin Conley, stylistic wood sculptures in their natural shapes; Bonnie Beal, watercolor paintings depicting her travels; and Chung hee Choi, Chinese-style paintings on rice paper depicting Oregon scenes. Reception 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Website: www.sequoiagallerystudios.org

Summa RE: 231 E. Main St., Hillsboro. First Tuesday opening 6-8 p.m. Sept. 3 for featured artist Joanne Licardo, an oil painter. Hors d’oeuvres, wine and musical entertainment by guitarist Andrew Grade. Info: Call Linda Holland, 503-956-5604.

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Mask & Mirror Community Theatre auditions: 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Sept. 4-5, at Raleigh Hills School, 5225 S.W. Scholls Ferry Road, Portland. Mask & Mirror is seeking actors, singers and dancers for the musical melodrama “No, No, A Million Times No, or Only a Farmer’s Daughter!” which will be performed in Tigard Nov 8-24. Singers should bring sheet music in the correct key for their voice and come prepared to sing 16 bars from a musical comedy. An accompanist will be provided. A short dance routine will be taught at audition. Audition details at www.MaskandMirror.com/auditions or email Gary Romans at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Prime Timers Dining Club: Wednesday, Sept. 4, M&M Restaurant and Lounge, 137 N. Main Ave., Gresham, 503-665-2626. Single adults 50 and older are welcome. Social time at 6 p.m. 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.. Website: www.PrimeTimersDiningClub.com

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ArtReach Gallery: First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1126 S.W. Park Ave., Portland. Sept. 5-29: “Five O’Clock Shadows: An Art Exhibition Describing Form with Paint and Pigment” by the Westside Art Guild art critique group. Public reception 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5. Regular gallery hours 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The Geezer Gallery: 600 N.W. Natio Parkway, Suite E, Portland, 503-244-0441, www.geezergallery.com. Sept. 5-28: new works by Portland printmaker Mary Pacios. First Thursday artist reception 6-9 p.m. Sept. 5.

Hula dance classes for 55 and older: 9:30-11 a.m. Thursdays, Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26, at Light Of Life Lutheran Church, 7390 S.W. Grabhorn Road, Aloha. Taught by Lisa Chang of Hula Halau 'Ohana Holo'oko'a. The class takes new students at the first session of each month. Cost: $50 registration and $40 per month for weekly lessons. There is also a uniform requirement (students wear purple T-shirts and skirts). Info: Call 971-227-8354 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Website: www.hulaaloha.org

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Elsie Stuhr Center Harvest Bazaar: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, Elsie Stuhr Center, 5550 S.W. Hall Blvd., Beaverton. All proceeds will benefit the Elsie Stuhr Advisory Foundation, which funds facility improvements and sustains and expands fitness and recreational programs for seniors. In addition to offering a shopper’s paradise, the center will provide baked goods and beverages from the Farm House Café. A Sizzling Hamburger Barbecue will be served each day from 11:30a to 1:30p and live music will send listeners’ toes a tappin’. Cost of the BBQ is $6 per person. Buy raffle tickets ($5 each) to enter to win an iPad mini, Kindle Fire or 32-inch TV; $1 tickets enter you to win a handmade quilt. Tickets available at the Center now through Saturday. The drawing will be held end of day Sept. 7. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win.

Movie Matinee — “42: The Jackie Robinson Story” 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, Trenton Terrace Community Room, 4720 N. Trenton St., Portland. Free.

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Art On Broadway Gallery: 12570 S.W. Broadway St., Beaverton, 503-601-3300 artonbroadway.net. Through Sept. 28: guest artist exhibit by several of the 49 participating artists of the 2013 Washington County Open Studios tour. Meet and chat with the artists at a free reception from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. Gallery open Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Walk to End Alzheimer's: Sunday, Sept. 8, noon registration, walk begins at 2 p.m., Portland International Raceway, 1940 N. Victory Blvd., Portland. Start or join a team by signing up online at alz.org/walk or call Kara Busick at 503-416-0209.

Viking Pancake Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, Norse Hall, 111 N.E. 11th Ave., Portland, 503-236-3401, norsehall.org. All-you-can-eat pancakes served with scrambled eggs, sausage links, fruit, orange juice, and bottomless coffee or tea. Cost: $7 for adults, $4 ages 5-12, free for children under 5. The young ones also can enjoy a story hour at 10 a.m.

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Beaverton Historical Society monthly presentation: 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, Beaverton History Center, 12412 S.W. Broadway St., Beaverton. Free. Program: “What Was School Like in the 1860s?” Ellen Crauthers, a former homeschool teacher, portrays a pioneer teacher (Miss Elliott) from the Butteville Academy; attendees will be the “students” in her classroom. Free; donations to the Beaverton Historical Society are appreciated. Info: 503-430-0106, website HistoricBeaverton.org

Ebook Bootcamp: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, Tualatin Public Library, 18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave., Tualatin. Tom McCluskey speaks at 7 p.m. on everything you need to know about producing ebooks from a beginner’s perspective. Self-publishers, marketers, journalists, artists, authors and aspiring authors are welcome. Presented by the library and Northwest Writers & Publishers Association. No charge for association members or students under the age of 18; $10 charge for guests, members' guests pay $5. Info: www.northwestwriterspublishers.weebly.com or call Veronica Esagui at 503-913-6006.

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Mask & Mirror quarterly community meeting: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, Tualatin Historical Society, 8700 S.W. Sweek Drive, Tualatin. Free admission. Come “Kick Buns with Us to Open the Season!” as Mask & Mirror welcomes a new season of theatre, music and other opportunities to learn, enjoy and participate. Featured entertainment for the evening is a demonstration of Combat for Theatre with kids ages 6 to 18. Info: visit www.MaskAndMirror.com or contact Gary Romans at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Preventing Falls — One Step at a Time: 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 11, Hayden Island, 1502 N. Hayden Island Drive, Portland. Presented by North Portland Senior Services. Free; donations to the Hollywood Senior Center are appreciated. Registration required; call 503-288-8303.

Preventing Falls One Step at a Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Presentation by a representtive from the Oregon Health Authority. Free; donations appreciated. Registration required; call or visit the senior center.

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AARP Driver Safety: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday-Friday, Sept. 12-13, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Two-day driver safety class offered through AARP. Cost: $12 for AARP members, $14 non-members. Registration required; call or visit the senior center.

Intro to Brain Fitness: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Thinking of signing up for a brain firtness class? Don't miss this free introductory one-day workshop presented by brain fitness instructor Debra Ochoa. Donations to the center are appreciated. Registration required; call or visit the senior center.

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Living Well with Chronic Conditions: 9-11:30 a.m. Fridays, Sept. 13 through Oct. 11, Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave., Portland. Presented by North Portland Senior Services. Free; donations to the Hollywood Senior Center are appreciated. Registration required; call 503-288-8303.

Movie Matinee — “42: The Jackie Robinson Story 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 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 with subtitles at 1 p.m. Sept. 20.

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Father-Son Organ Madness! 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, Tabor Heights United Methodist Church, 6161 S.E. Stark St., Portland, 503-232-8500 (church office). From Renaissance to Ragtime organists Jonas and Chris Nordwall will raise the roof in this duel of Nordwallian magnitude. A free-will offering will be taken. Website: www.taborheightschurch.org

Peregrine Literary Series: 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 17425 Holy Names Drive, Lake Oswego, 503-607-0595. Local authors will read work published in the 2013 issue of Honoring Our Rivers. Hosted by Joan Maiers. Free and open to the public. Canned goods accepted for the food bank. Abundant and accessible parking. Website: www.holynamesheritagecenter.org

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Moonviewing Festival at the Portland Japanese Garden: 7-9 p.m. Sept. 18, 19 and 20, Portland Japanese Garden, 611 S.W. Kingston Ave., Portland. Observe the autumn tradition of O-Tsukimi, or Moonviewing, and the opportunity to experience a traditional Japanese festival in the lantern-lit Garden after hours. This annual event features a quiet evening in the Japanese Garden, a candle-lit tea ceremony in the Kashintei Tea House, live music, samples of tea and sake, seasonal foods donated by Bamboo Sushi, and dessert prepared by Chef Naoko. Entrance is $25 for garden members, $35 for non-members. Reservations required. Space is limited. Reserve online at japanesegarden.com/events or by phone at 503-542-0280.

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Learn About Windows 8.1: 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 19, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Windows 8.1 is scheduled for release soon. Will you be ready for it? Learn more in this workshop presented by computer trainer Bob Cochran. Cost: $5 suggested donation to the senior center. Registration required; call or visit the senior center.

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Forest Grove Annual Chalk Art Festival: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, Main Street in Forest Grove. Pre-registration at Valley Art, 2022 Main St., Sept. 18 or register on the day of the event, $7 for members of Valley Art, $12 for non-members. Includes one square of sidewalk and one tray of pastel chalk.

Wise Traditions Regional Nutrition & Health Conference: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, and 7 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, 8325 N.E.Airport Way, Portland. Sponsored by the Weston A. Price Foundation, the event brings together experts in the health and wellness fields to offer life-changing lectures, cooking demonstrations and interactive exhibits for all ages. Learn about holistic wellness, diets that fight chronic disease, how to raise a healthy family and more. Info and registration: 304-724-3006 or www.conferences.westonaprice.org

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Health & Wellness Fair: 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 25, Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Ave, Gladstone, 503-655-7701. Free admission. Flu shots, free blood pressure checks, many informational tables which may include demonstrations and/or presentations, screenings and free lunch. Flu vaccine cost: Most insurance accepted, no out-of-pocket cost with Medicare Part B, and without insurance $25.99.

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Falls Prevention Awareness Event: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City, 503-657-8287. One in three people age 65 and older falls each year. Come and learn about the body systems that control balance and what you can do to minimize your risk of falls while maximizing your strengths and body systems to stay living independently and healthy and free of falls and injury. Clackamas Fire District 1 will be onsite providing File of Life medical emergency cards. File of Life is a free program designed to provide pertinent medical information to responding paramedics in the event of emergencies.

Men's Caregiver Support Group: 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 (fourth Thursday of every month), Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Building 2, second floor, above Devers Eye Clinic, 1040 N.W. 22nd Ave., Portland. Led by Howard Shapiro, for men who are caring for their wives or other family members through various health conditions,such as cancer, stroke, heart or dementia. Listen and share the challenges of being a male caregiver. Free; 503-413-8791, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Movie Matinee “Won't Back Down”: 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 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. Oct. 4.

Painters Showcase: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sept. 27-28, The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club, 4805 S.W. 229th Ave., Aloha. The 40th annual art exhibit and sale includes a “meet the artists” reception from 5-8 p.m. both evenings, with wine, food and music. Free admission. Website: www.painters-showcase.com or visit the event's Facebook page, Painters Showcase of Portland.

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Friends of Historic Forest Grove Tour of Historic Homes: 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, Forest Grove. The 2013 tour, “Treasures from the Past,” features homes represents a variety of styles from American Gothic to turn-of-the-century farmhouse to mid-century post-World War II. Cost: $12 advance, $15 day of event (members and students with ID pay $7). Advance tickets sold at several Forest Grove businesses, including Urban Decanter, Corner Antiques, and the Chamber of Commerce. Tickets on sale the day of the tour from 12:30-4 p.m. at the Old Train Station, 1936 19th Ave. at the corner of Main Street in downtown Forest Grove. Ticket info: www.historicforestgrove.org

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Spanish I and II free demonstrations: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie, 503-653-8100. Meet our new Spanish instructor and get an idea of what you will be learning in class.