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by: CONTRIBUTED - 'All Greek To Me - Eros, Agape, Philia,' by Becky Hawley, is featured in the art show/play preview that the Wyeast Artistsns Guild and Sandy Actors Theatre will present this month. See Feb. 6 listing for details.

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Band Geeks!— Performances through March 2, Broadway Rose Theatre Company, New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave., Tigard. The Broadway Rose presents this upbeat musical comedy at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. matinees Sundays and on Saturday, Feb. 8, 15, 22 and March 1. Tickets start at $30 adults; discounts available for groups and youths. For a full listing of show performances or to order tickets, visit www.broadwayrose.org or call the box office at 503-620-5262.

“The Mousetrap — Through Feb. 16, Lakewood Theatre Company at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego. Performances of the Agatha Christie murder mystery continue at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Reservations: 503-635-3901 or online at www.lakewood-center.org

WLLC Gallery — West Linn Lutheran Church, 20390 Willamette Drive, West Linn. Through Feb. 15: work by 18 local artists around the theme “Always Being Made New … God's work. Our hands.” Gallery open Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., additional hours Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.Admission free. Info: 503-656-0110. Website: wllc.org.

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Brain Games — 10:30-11:45 a.m. Mondays, Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24, The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie, 503-653-8100. Drop-in fee $2. Exercise your “mental muscle” while having fun. Led by Barbara Hemingway, a speech/language pathologist with 30 years of experience teaching cognitive skill development.

OMSI Science Pub-Portland — 7-9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, Hollywood Theater, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Portland. Program: “The Limited Scope of Conscious Awareness: Insights from Psychology and Neuroscience,” with Dr. Ed Awh, psychology professor at the University of Oregon. Open to ages 21 and older or minor with adult. No RSVP or scientific background required. Suggested cover charge $5. Info: omsi.edu/sciencepubportland

Songwriter Circle — 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, O'Connor's Vault, 7850 S.W. Capitol Highway, Multnomah Village in Portland. Veteran Portland singer-songwriters Cal Scott and Richard Moore welcome Jack McMahon to their bimonthly circle. Tickets $12 in advance online at songwritersmcmahon.brownpapertickets.com or $15 at the door. Seating is very limited.

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Foot care clinic — 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 4 and Feb. 18, The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie, 503-653-8100. Fee: $30. Appointment required; call the center.

Senior law clinic — Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 4 and Feb. 18, The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie. Free. For an appointment, call Abby Kennedy, 503-653-8100.

Sequoia Gallery + Studios — 136 S.E. Third Ave., Hillsboro, 503-693-0401. Feb. 4-28, featured artists: Christine Johnson, jewelry created from Oregon beach stones; Lee Wiren, luminescent photographs on metal; Royce Kugler, oil paintings of Northwest wildlife. Reception 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4. Show also includes work by 30 additional artists and 13 on-site studios will be open during the reception. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tueday-Saturday. www.sequoiagallerystudios.org

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Diabetes Support and Education Group — 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie, 503-653-8100. In “Disarming Diabetes With Knife and Fork,” Dr. John Gobble demonstrates how food preferences improve your metabolism, reduce inflammation and improve insulin sensitivity. His wife, Lynn, will show some healthy recipes from her new cookbook, “Plant Based Recipes and Meal Options.”

Power of the Pen Series — 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, Courtyard Fountains, 1545 S.E. 223rd Ave., Gresham. The public is welcome to join residents of Courtyard Fountains for wine and hors d’oeuvres followed by 2 p.m. reading and book signing by local author Dan Oliver, who will offer insights into “The Dust of Old Dole Road,” his autobiographical journey from poverty to peace. Reserve a place by calling 503-667-4500 at least two days before the event. Series continues the first Wednesday of each month through April.

Prime Timers Dining Club — Wednesday, Feb. 5, M&M Restaurant and Lounge, 137 N. Main Ave., Gresham, 503-665-2626. For single adults 50 and older. 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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First Thursday free music series — Noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, Student Union at Mt. Hood Community College,, 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham. Mike Prigodich, musician/composer, will perform his original compositions, joined by Reinhardt Melz, drummer, and Damian Erskine, bassist. The public is welcome to attend. Free parking, no permit required.

Portraits of the Portland Jazz Festival — First Thursday art reception 5 p.m. Feb. 6, Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 S.W. Broadway, Portland. Coinciding with the 11th Annual Portland Jazz Festival, portrait paintings and drawings by Portland artist Diane Russell are on display Feb. 1-March 2 in the ArtBar at Antoinette Hatfield Hall. Presented by Portland’5 Centers for the Arts and PDX Jazz.

Wy’east Artisans Guild/Sandy Actors Theatre event — 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6 (doors open at 6:45), Sandy Actors Theatre, 39181 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. The guild and theater company team up to present an art exhibit titled “It Must Be Love” with a preview performance of “Almost Maine.” After a short discussion with the artists at 7 p.m., attendees are invited to stay for the play. All donations benefit the Artisans Guild’s nonprofit public programs. Info: Vernon Groff, 503-239-4090 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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“The Dark Side of Chocolate: Child Trafficking and Illegal Child Labor in the Cocoa Industry” — 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, . End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City. First Friday Film Series presents a look at where chocolate comes from. Free admission. Info: Contact the Oregon City Library, 503-657-8269, www.orcity.org/library/

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Art On Broadway Gallery — 12570 S.W. Broadway St., Beaverton, 503-601-3300, www.artonbroadway.net. Feb. 8 to March 1: “Red — From Scarlet to Burgundy,” works of art that include various shades of red. Artists' reception 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8; free. Gallery open Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Oregon Reads 2014: “Every War Has Two Losers — 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Suite 13, Portland. Film screening and Q&A with film producer Haydn Reiss. Info: 503-644-0043, http://library.cedarmill.org/

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Beaverton Historical Society monthly presentation — 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, Beaverton History Center, 12412 S.W. Broadway St., Beaverton. Free. Program: “History of the Pittock Mansion as it Turns 100.” Free; donations to the Beaverton Historical Society are appreciated. Beaverton History Center is open Tuesday and Thursday noon to 4 p.m. Info: 503-430-0106, website HistoricBeaverton.org

Health screening and fair — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie, 503-653-8100. Wellness fair sponsored by the Milwaukie Marketplace Rite Aid includes games, prizes, refreshments and screenings for diabetes, blood prssure and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) along with an immunization check list. No reservation necessary.

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A Night of Poetry and Music — 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St., Oregon City. Free. Area poet Mick Dack and concert pianist Richard Turnoy present a poetry reading like no other. Info: 503-657-8269, www.orcity.org/library/

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Movie Matinee: “The Butler — 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St., Portland. Free. Info: Call the Hollywood Senior Center, 503-288-8303.

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Oregon Reads 2014: “Life After War— 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Suite 13, Portland. Oregon Humanities Conversation Project led by Jim Lommasson. Free. Info: 503-644-0043, http://library.cedarmill.org/

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A Valentine Concert: Romance, Birthday, Premiere — 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, Tabor Heights United Methodist Church, 6161 S.E. Stark St., Portland. Tabor Heights Concert Series presents violinist David Ewart, soprano Leslie Garman and pianist Sandra Hyslop with special guest Hugh Ewart, Oregon Symphony concertmaster emeritus, celebrating his 90th birthday. Program includes the Portland premiere performance of Jonathan Leshnoff’s “Yiddish Dance Suite” for violin and piano along with a line-up of classic favorites. Free admission, donations welcome. Info: www.taborheightschurch.org, 503-232-8500.

Peregrine Literary Series — 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, Holy Names Heritage Center, 17425 Holy Names Drive, Lake Oswego (Mary's Wood entrance on Highway 43). Henry Carlile reads from his latest book “Oregon” (Carnegie Mellon), with reflections for the William Stafford centenary celebration. Audience members are invited to bring a favorite Stafford poem or anecdote for sharing. Hosted by Joan Maiers. Free and open to the public. Bring canned goods for the Food Bank. Info: 503-607-0595.

Writers Mill writing group — 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Suite 13, Portland. Free. Info: 503-644-0043, http://library.cedarmill.org/

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North West Fly Fishers — 7 p.m. (doors open at 6), Tuesday, Feb. 18, Sam Cox building at Glenn Otto Community Park, 1106 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. Regular meetings held the third Tuesday of the month September through June. Each month includes a different presentation to share info that will help make the fishing trips more productive for its members and guests. No fee to attend. For fishing reports, visit http://ffpfishingreports.webs.com/apps/blog/

Science Pub-Mission Theater — 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, Mission Theater & Pub, 1624 N.W. Glisan St., Portland. Program: “What Happened to the Trees? Deforestation, Drought and Humans: 15,000 Years of New Discoveries on Easter Island.” Open to ages 21 and older or minor with adult. No RSVP or scientific background required. Suggested cover charge $5. Info: omsi.edu/sciencepubportland

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“Red Tail Angels — 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Suite 13, Portland. film screening presented by Sig Unander. Free. Info: 503-644-0043, http://library.cedarmill.org/

Urban Excursions program — 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St., Portland. Urban Excursions provides social outings to arae locations at a discounted price. Info: Call the Hollywood Senior Center, 503-288-8303.

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Family Heirloom Arts Workshop — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St., Oregon City. Free. Learn how to preserve your family history in Lisa Kagan's workshop. Info: 503-657-8269, www.orcity.org/library/

Third Thursday Studios presentation — 6:30-8:15 pm. Thursday, Feb. 20, Gresham Historial Society Museum building, 410 N. Main Ave., Gresham. Members of the Portland Columbia Sypmohny Orchestra and 17-year-old composer Kenny Regan will explore how music is created. Presented by Gresham Center for the Arts Foundation. Individual tickets $18, available at the door, online at www.gcfta.org or by calling 503-658-5646.

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Mask & Mirror Community Theatre presents Sylvia— Opening Saturday, Feb. 22, in the theater space at Calvin Church, 10445 S.W. Canterbury Lane, Tigard. A.R. Gurney's hilarious story of a husband who brings home a dog he found in the city park, much to the dismay of his schoolteacher wife. Suitable for all ages. Performances continue through March 16 at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets $12 adults, $10 seniors, students and military, $5 ages 10 and younger. For reservations, call 503-333-1139 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . More 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. .

My Sister's House “Hoedown” fundraiser — 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, Club Paesano/Cedarville Park in Gresham. Oregon Association of Old Time Fiddlers will play and the Oakie Doakes will dance; basic lessons, games, prizes, barbecue meal from Buster's; wear your western costumes. Admission $25 at the door or call 503-665-1026 for ticket information, location and other details. Website: www.mysistershouse.net

Spaghetti dinner and Texas Hold 'em tournament — 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie, 503-653-8100. Dinner admission $7 adults, $3 children under 12; $50 buy-in for poker tournament (includes free dinner ticket and a chance at a $300 gift card).

Voices in Verse poetry group — 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Suite 13, Portland. Free. Info: 503-644-0043, http://library.cedarmill.org/

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Monthly dance at the Shrine Center — 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, The 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; Jim Buchmann, reeds; 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 meu. Cabaret-style seating, large dance floor, beautiful ballroom, free parking. Info: 503-684-6143.

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Book Club — 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 25, Bridge Meadows, 8502 N .Wayland Ave., Portland. Free; donations appreciated. Info: Call the Hollywood Senior Center, 503-288-8303.

Healthy Aging Seminar — 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie, 503-653-8100. Topic: “Everything You Need to Know About Veterans' Benefits.” Call to sign up for the seminar.

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Film Club: “Three Worlds” (France) — 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Suite 13, Portland. Free. Info: 503-644-0043, http://library.cedarmill.org/

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Men's Caregiver Support Group — 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 (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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Owl Book Group — 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Suite 13, Portland. Topic: “Behind the Beautiful Forevers” by Katherine Boo. Free. Info: 503-644-0043, http://library.cedarmill.org