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"Art in the Garden" 20th annual garden tour — Noon-4 p.m. Sunday, June 1, Forest Grove (start at the Old Train Station, 1936 19th Ave., Forest Grove). Presented by Friends of Historic Forest Grove. Explore historic and modern gardens in the setting of this Washington County town. Pick up a map and head out on this self-paced, self-led tour. Pre-sale tickets $12, available at the Forest Grove Visitor’s Center, Urban Decanter, and Corner Antiques. Tickets purchased the day of the event sold at the Old Train Station; $15 adults, $7 Friends members and students with ID, children free. Website: www.historicforestgrove.org

Brooklyn Rail Yard exhibit — New exhibit continues through the end of 2014, Oregon Rail Heritage Center, 2250 S.E. Water Ave., Portland. Learn about the important history of the Brooklyn Rail Yard, one of the largest rail yards in Portland. For hours and other info, visit www.orhf.org

"Dinosaurs Unearthed” — Through Sept. 2, OMSI,1945 SE Water Ave., Portland. Exhibit of animatronic dinosaurs and complete skeletons uses the latest in fossil evidence to take a captivating look at the dinosaurs’ fascinating — and feathered — history. Tickets: $13 adults (free to members), $9.50 seniors 63-plus and youths 3-13; prices include admission to the museum. Info: 503-797-4000, www.omsi.edu

Oregon Art Beat exhibition Through June 15, Mark Woolley Gallery and Peoples Gallery at Pioneer Place, 700 S.W. Fifth Ave., third floor, downtown Portland. All the artists who have been in the Oregon Public Broadcasting TV show "Oregon Art Beat" are featured in this exhibit. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. For the performance schedule, visit http://www.opb.org/artsandlife/event/oregon-art-beat-exhibition-performance-schedule/

Peony Season at Elk Pass Nursery — Growing fields are open noon-4 p.m. Sunday, June 1, and Sunday, June 8, Elk Pass Nursery, 39100 S.E. Lusted Road, Boring. You may cut your own flowers, order divisions for fall planting or just enjoy the beauty. The bloom is weather dependent, so call ahead to make sure the peonies are open if you plan to visit June 1 to catch the early varieties. Info: 503-663-0419.

"The Playboy of the Western World" — Performances through June 22, Artists repertory Theatre, Morrison Stage, Southwest 15 and Morrison Street, Portland. Irish playwright J.M. Synge's masterpiece spurred riots when it made its 1907 premiere in Dublin in response to its then-shocking subject matter and comic depiction of the Irish peasant class. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets $25-$55, sold at the box office, 503-241-1278, or at www.artistsrep.org

Sandy Actors Theatre presents "The Fantasticks" — Performances through June 22, 9181 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. Curtain time 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $15 general admission, $12 students and seniors, $10 children under 12. Reservations: 503-668-6834. Info: sandyactorstheatre.org.

Wilsonville Festival of Arts — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 1, Town Center Park, 29600 S.W. Park Place, Wilsonville. The 15th anniversary of this free event showcasing visual, literary and performing artists. www.WilsonvilleArts.org.

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Introduction to Brain-Body Builders — 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Free. Sharpen your brain for 45 minutes with Victoria Morgan, then keep up the fun with co-instructor Maria McLaughlin in a 45-minute set that will stretch and tone your muscles. Classes start Tuesday, June 10, and continue Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-4 p.m.; $55 for 12 classes. Registration required; call or visit the senior center.

Sequoia Gallery + Studios — 136 S.E. Third Ave., Hillsboro, 503-693-0401. June 3-27: Student & Teacher Show, celebrating the inspiration students received from their instructors at Sequoia Gallery’s various art classes. Opening reception 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 3. Show also includes work by 30 additional artists and 13 on-site studios will be open during the reception. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. www.sequoiagallerystudios.org

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Art on Broadway Gallery — 12570 S.W. Broadway St., Beaverton, www.artonbroadway.net. June 4-28: carved and painted wood pieces by Peggy Harkins, abstract oil paintings by Myla Keller. Reception Saturday, June 14, 6-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

Prime Timers Dining Club — Wednesday, June 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

St. James Foot Clinic — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday, St. James Church, 1315 S.W. Park Ave., downtown Portland. Call for appointment: 503-227-0856. Bring two towels; $35 first visit, $30 subsequent visits.

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First Thursday free music series — Noon-1 p.m. Thursday, June 5, Student Union at Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham. The band Raz (the word comes from Persia, meaning secret) will perform. Public welcome. Free parking, no permit required.

Fleeting States Gallery — 625 N.W. Everett St. No. 111, Portland. First Thursday reception 6-10 p.m. June 5 for "Just For Geeks and Giggles," a geeky group art show. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , FleetingStates.Tumblr.com

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First Friday Film — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 6, End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City. Free showing of "The Dark Side of Chocolate: Child Trafficking and Illegal Child Labor in the Cocoa Industry." Info: 503-657-8269, www.orcity.org/library

The Play's the Thing concert — 7-8 p.m. Friday, June 6, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Suite 13, Portland. Here Comes Everybody sets Shakespeare's words to rock music. Free. Info: 503-644-0043, http://library.cedarmill.org

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Big Band salute to Harry James and Frank Sinatra — 7:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7, Gateway Elks Lodge, 711 N.E. 100th Ave., Portland. Performed by the Chuck Par-Due Duo and the Mike Curtis Jazz Project (18-piece big band), with special guest vocalist Cheryl Morris. The show features the original arrangements played and recorded by Harry James, plus arrangements by Ernie Wilkins, Thad Jones, Neal Hefti and others.Tickets $15, available at the door, cash or credit card, reservations by phone 503-255-6535.

BAM! Books Adapted to Movies — 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Suite 13, Portland. "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green. Free. Info: 503-644-0043, http://library.cedarmill.org

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Songwriter Circle: Cal Scott and Richard Moore with special guests Marv and Rindy Ross — 7 p.m. Monday, June 9, O'Connor's Vault, 7850 S.W. Capitol Highway, Multnomah Village in Portland. Hosts Scott and Moore welcome the founders of Quarterflash and the Trail Band. Discount advance tickets $12, available at http:// This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or $15 at the door. Shows often sell out. More info available from Matt Miner Presents, 503-484-8196 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Beaverton Historical Society — 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, Beaverton History Center, 12412 S.W. Broadway St., Beaverton. Program: “The History of the Oregon Maritime Museum,” presented by museum Vice President Susan Spitzer. Admission $2 suggested donation; society members get in free. Info: 503-430-0106, website HistoricBeaverton.org

"Science and Art of Self Publishing" — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, Tualatin Public Library, 18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave., Tualatin. The Northwest Writers & Publishers Association hosts Connie Carmichael Hill in a presentation for self-publishers, marketers, journalists, writers and aspiring authors. Free for association members and students under 18, $10 for guests; members' guests pay $5. www.northwestwriterspublishers.weebly.com, www.tualatinoregon.gov/library

Song Circle — 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Suite 13, Portland. Sing popular pop and folk songs of the 1960s and '70s. Singers and acoustic instrument players are welcome. Free. Info: 503-644-0043, http://library.cedarmill.org

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"Everything You Need to Know About Small Claims Court, Resolution Services and Justice Court" — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12, Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St., Oregon City. Free. Small claims court workshop presented by Clackamas WOmen Lawyers. Info: 503-657-8269, www.orcity.org/library

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Mickey & Diane with 1-2-3 Music — 7-10 p.m. Friday, June 13, Milwaukie Elks Lodge, 13121 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Milwaukie. The duo play traditional rock, jazz standards and country dance band music. No cover. Info: Mickey Stevens, 1-360-433-1771, www.facebook.com/123MusicService

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Portland Japanese Garden — 611 S.W. Kingston Ave., Portland. June 14 to July 6 in the Pavilion Gallery: Summer Art in the Garden exhibition, “Re-discovering Lacquer: 12 Artists Reinvent a Timeless Tradition.” Exhibit admission is included with garden admission ($9.50 adults, $7.75 seniors 62-plus, $7.75 college students with ID, $6.75 youths 6-17). Info: visit japanesegarden.com

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North West Fly Fishers — 7 p.m. (doors open at 6), Tuesday, June 17, 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/

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“Let’s Talk About Hospice — 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, Gateway Elks Lodge, 711 N.E. 100th Ave., Portland (2 blocks north of Glisan Street). Are you or someone you know eligible for hospice services? How does someone get on hospice? What services are offered? What is the cost to the family? How do you know what hospice to choose? Does hospice mean “giving up”? The Gateway Elks and Mt. Hood Hospice host a presentation about the whys and wherefores of hospice services. More info: contact Emilie at 503-886-5545/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Senior Healthy Hikers: Frenchman's Bar Beachfront Walk — Wednesday, June 18, meet at 10 a.m. at Gresham City Hall, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway, Gresham. This 3-mile walk begins at Frenchman's Bar, a park about 2 miles west of Vancouver Lake. Round-trip travel: 54 miles. Suggested donation per rider: $6. Difficulty: easy. Pack a lunch, water and snacks. Info: leader Ruth Cummings, 503-926-4840, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Intensive Gardening — 7-8 p.m. Thursday, June 19, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Suite 13, Portland. Learn how to produce the most frm the gardening space you have. Free. Info: 503-644-0043, http://library.cedarmill.org

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AARP Smart Drivers Class — 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 20 and 27 (must attend both days), Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Refresh your driving skills with trained AARP instructors. Cost: $15 for AARP members, $20 non-members. Call the center to register.

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Carnegie Anniversary Art Show — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 21, Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St., Oregon City. Free. Friends of the Oregon City Library and the Three Rivers Artist Guild hosts the second annual anniversary show at Library Park. Info: 503-657-8269, www.orcity.org/library

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Monthly dance at the Shrine Center — 4-7 p.m. Sunday, June 22, 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 menu. 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, June 24, Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave., Portland. Free; donations appreciated. Info: Call North Portland Senior Services, 971-285-6939.

Medicare Preventive Services — 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Free presentation on how to make the most of your Medicare benefits. Registration required; call or visit the senior center.

Senior Healthy Hikers: McIntyre Ridge Trail Hike — Tuesday, June 24, meet at 8:30 a.m. at Gresham City Hall, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway, Gresham. About 5 miles southeast of Sandy, this hike offers views of meadows. Note: Hike might be postponed if beargrass is not yet in bloom; if postponed, another hike will be substituted. Roundtrip travel: approximately 60 miles. Suggested donation per rider: $7. Difficulty: moderate. Hiking boots recommended. Bring sack lunch, water and snacks. Info: leaders Howard and Judy Berg, 503-665-8008, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Film Club: “Tanta Agua” (Uruguay) — 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Suite 13, Portland. Free. Info: 503-644-0043, http://library.cedarmill.org

Portland Youth Philharmonic send-off concert — Noon Wednesday, June 25, Pioneer Courthouse Square, downtown Portland. Free. Before departing for Chicago to perform in the 2014 Grant Park Music Festival, the philharmonic will continue its pre-tour tradition of performing a free open-air concert in Portland.

Meet & Greet: Expressive Awakenings — 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303.Learn how to connect to your creative core; explore a variety of ways to express creativity through artistic techniques. Free. Registration required; call or visit the senior center.

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Elevated Readers Book Club — 6:15-8 p.m. Thursday, June 26, Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St., Oregon City. Free. The group will discuss "Unbroken, a World War II Story of Survival" by Laura Hillenbrand. Info: Email Betty at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How Oral Health Affects Wellness — 11 a.m. Thursday, June 26, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Free presentation. Registration required; call or visit the senior center.

Men's Caregiver Support Group — 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 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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Meet & Greet: Expressive Awakenings — 11 a.m. Friday, June 27, Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St., Portland. Free. Find out how to connect to your creative core. Explore a variety of ways to express creatively through artistic techniques. Info: Call the Hollywood Senior Center, 503-288-8303.

Owl Book Group — 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 27, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Suite 13, Portland. Selection: "Country Girl" by Edna O'Brian. Free. Info: 503-644-0043, http://library.cedarmill.org

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Hungrytown Concert — 2-3 p.m. Sunday, June 29, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Suite 13, Portland. Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson sing popular folk music. Free. Info: 503-644-0043, http://library.cedarmill.org