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March 2014 calendar

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Mask & Mirror Community Theatre presents “Sylvia” — Performances through March 16, 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. Curtain time 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: www.MaskAndMirror.com

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Author Night with Willy Vlautin — 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 (doors open at 6:45), Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St., Oregon City. Free. Meet the Portland author of “The Free,” “The Motel Life,” “Northline” and “Lean on Pete.”

Let's Talk About Your Computer — By appointment Tuesday mornings, March 4 and 18, computer lab at Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St., Portland. Free individual tutoring sessions with Computer Tutor John Lucas. Registration required; call the Hollywood Senior Center, 503-288-8303.

Sequoia Gallery + Studios — 136 S.E. Third Ave., Hillsboro, 503-693-0401. Reception 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, for featured artists Fran Richards, oil paintings inspired by her world travels; Jane Vanderzanden, acrylic wildlife paintings; and Beth O’Mahony, ceramic “Life Totems.” Exhibit ends March 28. 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. Tuesday-Saturday. www.sequoiagallerystudios.org

Summa Real Estate exhibit — 231 E. Main St., Hillsboro. Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 4. Featured artist: Victor Pirtle, fabric art. Singer/guitarist Dan Abrahamson performs at the opening.

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Power of the Pen Series — 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, Courtyard Fountains, 1545 S.E. 223rd Ave., Gresham. David DeHart will be reading from “Mystic Wolf,” his Alaska-based adventure novel, and from “Collision of Forces,” his latest spy thriller, set in Istanbul. Reserve a place by calling 503-667-4500.

Prime Timers Dining Club — Wednesday, March 5, 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

Snowflakes and Stitches Shop Hop — March 5-15, free event designed to encourage the art of quilting, at 10 local independent quilt shops in Southwest Portland, west to Hillsboro and south to the McMinnville and Salem areas. All shops are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday during this event. Some shops are open extended weekday hours and Sunday. Info: Website StitchesShopHops.com, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on Facebook.com/StitchesShopHops

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Aging in Place — 10-11 a.m. Thursday, March 6, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Learn how to remain in your home longer and safer. Regina Ford, aging in place specialist, discusses how to prevent falls, tips on making your home more accessible and how specialists canprovide guidance. Free; donations appreciated. Registration required; call or visit the senior center.

Elevated Readers Book Club — 6:15-8 p.m. Thursday, March 6, Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St., Oregon City. Free. March title: “The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic — and How it Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World.” Info: Email Betty at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

First Thursday free music series — Noon-1 p.m. Thursday, March 6, Student Union at Mt. Hood Community College,, 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham. Back from recording their first release in Cuba, Machete Men, composed of musical all-stars, will rock the Student Union with music en espanol. Free parking, no permit required.

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March First Friday Film — 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 7, Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. Free. “The Greenest Building,” an award-winning film exploring sustainabity from the viewpoint that the greenest building is the one already built.Film producer Jane Turville will lead the discussion following the film showing. Presented by the Oregon City Public Library, 503-657-8269.

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Classical Music For Everyone — 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 9, Holocene, 1001 S.E. Morrison St., Portland. “The Marriage of True Minds: a Celebration of LGBTQ Composers and Marriage Equality.” Ages 21 and over. Admission $10 (minimum, sliding scale donation suggested). Info: Christopher Corbell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Scrapbook Club — 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 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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Author's talk by Ann Littlewood — 7 p.m. Thursday, March 11, Another Read Through, 3932 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland. Littlewood, of Portland, will talk about her path from zookeeper to mystery writer. Website: www.anotherreadthrough.com

Beaverton Historical Society presentation — 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, Beaverton History Center, 12412 S.W. Broadway St., Beaverton. Free. Program: “ The Civil War: This Country's Most Devastating War,” by Maj. Mike Tamerius, NW Civil War re-enactor. Admission $2 at the door; society members get in free. Beaverton History Center is open Tuesday and Thursday noon to 4 p.m. Info: 503-430-0106, website HistoricBeaverton.org

Hearing loss presentation and screening — Presentation at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, screening at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St., Portland. Free. Info: Call the Hollywood Senior Center, 503-288-8303.

“Writer's Block” presentation — 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, The Northwest Writers & Publishers Association and Tualatin Public Library present Carolyn J. Rose and Mike Nettleton, who will speak from 7-8 p.m. Free for NWPA members or students under 18, $10 charge for guests, members’ guests $5. Info: www.northwestwriterspublishers.weebly.com or call Veronica Esagui at 503-913-6006.

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Let's Talk About Your Computer — By appointment at 9:30, 10:30 or 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, March 12 and 26, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Free individual tutoring with Computer Tutor John Lucas. Registration required; call the senior center to sign up.

Mask & Mirror Community Theatre community meeting — 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, Tualatin Heritage Center, 8700 S.W. Sweek Drive, Tualatin. Free and open to anyone who enjoys theater, music and camaraderie with others who enjoy the same. Guest speaker: Damon Jones from Actors in Action, who will offer advice about agents. Refreshments include a baked potato bar and a variety of beverages including non-alcoholic Irish Coffee, hot cocoa, tea and sodas. Info: www.MaskAndMirror.com or email Gary Romans at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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“Blues in the Books” with the Rae Gordon Trio — 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St., Oregon City. Free concert.

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Brain Fair — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 15, OMSI, 1945 S.E. Water Ave., Portland. Learn about the amazing adaptive power of the brain when the largest brain fair in the country returns to OMSI. The free fair is part of Oregon Health & Science University’s Brain Awareness Season 2014. Museum admission not included. Museum admission $13 adults, $9.50 ages 3-13 and seniors 63+, free for members. Info: 503-797-4000, www.omsi.edu

Totally Gospel II concert — 7-9 p.m. Saturday, March 15, Northeast Baptist Church, 6701 N.E. Prescott St., Portland. Country gospel music by Riny Horst with guests: African gospel by Lasana Kanneh and old-time gospel made new By Don Blackwood. Free admission; come as you are. Thirty-minute open mic; sing a gospel song or give testimony. Info: 503-335-3132 or 503-281-7656.

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Mt. Hood Pops Orchestra — 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16, Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham. “March Pops” program includes works by Rossini, Schubert and Gershwin. Individual tickets $15 adults, $10 seniors/students and $45 families. Info: 503-669-1937, www.mthoodpops.org

Tabor Heights Concert Series — 4 p.m. Sunday, March 16, Tabor Heights United Methodist Church, 6161 S.E. Stark St., Portland. Annual Bach Birthday Celebration features organist Helen Hollenbeck, soprano Ruth Register, violinist Mary Rowell, Baroque trumpeter Murray Zenk, and media specialist Dennis Bridges. Bach birthday reception follows the concert. Donations accepted. Info: 503-232-8500 or www.taborheightschurch.org.

Writers Mill writing group — 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 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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Womens History Month luncheon — 11 a.m. Monday, March 17, Clark County Historical Museum, 1511 Main St., Vancouver, Wash. Program features hat designer Barbara Creager of Babette's Hatworks. Tickets sold at the museum; $40 for museum non-members, and $35 for members. Seating is limited. Reservations and prepayment must be made by March 11. Info: Celeste Fleming, 1-360-993-5679 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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North West Fly Fishers — 7 p.m. (doors open at 6), Tuesday, March 18, Sam Cox building at Glenn Otto Community Park, 1106 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. John Weinheimer of the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife makes a presentation on the best “local” fishing just across the river. 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/

Riders Club — 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St., Portland. Free. Enjoy group adventures using public transportation and learn about local discounted places to visit as Pam Monahan, RideWise outreach coordinator, discusses the many options to get around town. Info: Call the Hollywood Senior Center, 503-288-8303.

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Fly Gals! Women AirforceService Pilots in WWII — 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Suite 13, Portland. Free presentation by Sig Unander. Info: 503-644-0043, http://library.cedarmill.org

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Accessible Gardening — 10-11 a.m. Thursday, March 20, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Do you have the right garden for your space? Learn how to evaluate your garden and discover options for gardening as we age. With Regina Ford, aging in place specialist.. Free; donations appreciated. Registration required; call or visit the senior center.

Social Security Planning for Baby Boomers — 5:45-7:45 p.m. Thursday, March 20, Belmont Library, 1038 S.E. 39th Ave., 503-988-5382. Learn the answers to your questions: Will Social Security be there for me? How much can I expect to receive? When should I apply for Social Security? How can I maximize my benefits? Will Social Security be enough to live on in retirement? This informative seminar covers the basics of Social Security and reveals innovative strategies for maximizing your benefits. Free.

Third Thursday Studios presentation — 6:30-8:15 pm. Thursday, March 20, Gresham Historial Society Museum building, 410 N. Main Ave., Gresham. Presented by Gresham Center for the Arts Foundation. Program: “The Art of Animation.” Rob Bekuhrs has designed, sculpted, animated, supervised and directed for Walt Disney Studios and Oregon’s Laika Entertainment. He will share how creative, technical and artistic content leads to what we see on our screens. Individual tickets $18, available at the door, online at www.gcfta.org or by calling 503-658-5646.

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Portland Gay Men's Chorus — 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, March 22-23, Kaul Auditorium, Reed College, Portland. “Continential Divide,” also featuring the Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus. Tickets start at $15. Info: 503-226-2588 or tickets.pdx.gmc.org

Voices in Verse poetry group — 10 a.m. Saturday, March 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, March 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. With guest vocalist Marky Mason. 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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Hearing loss presentation and screening — Presentation at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, screening at 1 p.m. Friday, March 28, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Free. Info: Call or visit the senior center.

Menopause the Musical” — March 25 to April 13, Dolores Winningstad Theatre, downtown Portland. A musical parody set to classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s. Tickets and info: www.portland5.com/winningstad-theatre/events/menopause-musical

Book club — 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, March 25, Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave., Portland. Free; donations appreciated. Info: Call North Portland Senior Services, 971-285-6939.

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Film Club: “La Sirga” (Colombia) — 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 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, March 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, March 28, 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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Book Club — Noon Monday, March 31, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. This month's book: “The Namesake” by Jhumpa Lahiri. Free. Registration required; call or visit the senior center.