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April 17

Ovation: Ethos' 15-Year Anniversary Gala

Ethos believes that all kids, regardless of socioeconomic status or geographic location, deserve access to music education. We provide music lessons, multicultural performances, summer camps, after-school programs and workshops to more than 7,000 underserved kids throughout Oregon each year. This year marks Ethos’ 15th year, and we will be celebrating this milestone at our annual gala event at The Governor Hotel in downtown Portland on April 17th. The event will feature both silent and live auctions and performances by Ethos students. Our auctioneer is Kelly Russell and Portland personality Tony Starlight will emcee the event. All proceeds from this event will directly fund our music education programs.

April 18

Third Friday Baby Boomers Social Club

Couples and Singles, Boomers come out to have fun with their peers. Ron Cowen DJ will be playing our favorites and taking requests. Gateway Elks has lots of free parking, good dance floor, good food and prices. If you want to have dinner they requests you make reservations, dinner served 5:30 - 8 PM, 503-255-6535 bar food 8:30 to 11PM

59th Annual River of Gems Show

59th Annual River of Gems Show presented by Willamette Agate and Mineral Society. There will be rocks, gems fossils, mineral and jewelry from around the world. Friday is dedicate to school children. Saturday is a treasure hunt for kids under 12. There is a kid's corner with many games. Many creative craft demonstrators including gold mining. There is also an oral auction on Sunday. Fun or the whole family

April 19

59th Annual River of Gems Show

59th Annual River of Gems Show presented by Willamette Agate and Mineral Society. There will be rocks, gems fossils, mineral and jewelry from around the world. Friday is dedicate to school children. Saturday is a treasure hunt for kids under 12. There is a kid's corner with many games. Many creative craft demonstrators including gold mining. There is also an oral auction on Sunday. Fun or the whole family

3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt for Acceptance of All Abilities / Special Needs Egg Hunt and Resource Fair

Come join us for a FREE inclusive afternoon of acceptance and fun from 1 PM – 4 PM on Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at McKenzie Stadium in Vancouver, WA! WHO: Our 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Resource Fair and afternoon of Eggstra fun Entertainment and Acceptance is open to those with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities or special needs of any type and their families. WHERE: McKenzie Stadium, 2205 NE 138th Avenue, Vancouver, WA (behind Evergreen High School) WHEN: Saturday, April 19th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Gates & Resource Fair open at 1:00 PM. First hunt to start around 2:15 PM. Hunt times depend on age. There is an optional area for those with wheelchairs or walkers or who need extra time. COST: FREE - Donations appreciated but not required. There will be a Silent Auction to help support this event. THEME: Acceptance for All. Come be an Ambassador for Acceptance of ALL Abilities. This fun community event invites you to come as you are and let your light shine. HOSTS: Autism Empowerment is hosting. We are happy to be in partnership with Miracle League of Vancouver and Innovative Services NW. COMMUNITY RESOURCE AREA: In 2013, we had 25 cross-disability providers exhibiting around the stadium to support youth, adults and families in attendance. Get Connected! Become Empowered! ENTERTAINMENT: Egg Hunt, Photos with Easter Bunny, Special Guests, Balloon Twister, Magician, Portland Aquarium, Oregon Mermaids, Face Painting, Martial Arts Demo, Angry Birds Game, Pinewood Derby Racing, Rojo the Llama, Therapy Pony and more. SILENT AUCTION: Over 50 items for bid including Travel, Theater, Amusement, Celebrity, Golf & Gift Baskets PLEASE Pre-Register Online (lines can be long otherwise) - www.AutismEmpowerment.org http://www.autismempowerment.org/news-events/easter-egg-hunt-acceptance-2014/ WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP? We still need volunteers and sponsors for this fabulous event! Contact John Krejcha at egghunt@autismempowerment.org or via phone at (360) 852-8369.

April 20

59th Annual River of Gems Show

59th Annual River of Gems Show presented by Willamette Agate and Mineral Society. There will be rocks, gems fossils, mineral and jewelry from around the world. Friday is dedicate to school children. Saturday is a treasure hunt for kids under 12. There is a kid's corner with many games. Many creative craft demonstrators including gold mining. There is also an oral auction on Sunday. Fun or the whole family

Sunday Assembly Portland - Featuring Anne Weiss

Multi-genre singer/songwriter Anne Weiss will be the keynote speaker at Sunday Assembly Portland on Easter morning. Sunday Assembly Portland is a secular congregation whose events are patterned after church services but have no religious content. Their Easter morning event, held at the Mission Theater in northwest Portland at 11:00, offers a non-religious alternative to traditional Easter Sunday church services. The charter for Sunday Assembly Portland includes three main principles: Live better. Help often. Wonder more. Each gathering addresses those principles through singing and live music, fellowship, and an inspirational talk by an engaging guest speaker. Combining contemporary folk, blues, acoustic funk, gospel music, and smatterings of classical phrasing and Latin rhythms, Anne Weiss is known for her enormous bluesy voice, great guitar chops, and striking stage presence. www.anneweiss.com Sunday Assembly is a global network of congregations started by two British comedians who envisioned a church-like organization friendly to believers and nonbelievers alike. The Sunday Assembly movement has since spread across the U.K. and Australia, and to many major cities in the United States. www.sundayassembly.com Sunday Assembly Portland, founded in 2014, offers the communal music and fun of a church gathering, but with the deliberate absence of any religious or supernatural content. Citing a strategy of “radical inclusion”, the group seeks to build community that is friendly to all, including those whose lack of religious belief may cause them to feel alienated in a typical church setting. portland.sundayassembly.com

April 24

Sweet Everythings! A FUNdraiser for FUN!

Elevation Youth Ensemble, a local non-profit theater arts group invites you to attend their spring FUNdraising event Thursday, April 24th 5:30-7:30pm at 27960 SW Canyon Creek Road, Wilsonville inside the New Life Fellowship Church building. The “Sweet Everythings” FUNdraiser includes cupcake decorating & craft FUN for kids ages 6-14 and shopping FUN for the adults. A unique variety of vendors will be on site with their products to sell with at least 20% of all sales donated to Elevation Youth Ensemble. Do your shopping for upcoming events and holidays such as Mother’s Day, Graduation, Weddings, Father’s Day and Birthdays and help this local nonprofit grow! Vendors include; Premier Jewelry, Urban Cowgirl Soy Candles, Handcrafted wood décor, Mary Kay Beauty Products, DeMarle At Home, Tupperware, doTerra Essential Oils, Thirty One (purses) and Be So Happy lotions & soaps. The event is free and light refreshments will be available for a small donation. Please RSVP by calling Volunteer Chair, Cindy Bahl @ 503-344-6506, or for more information about the event.

April 25

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason Family Band

Internationally acclaimed musicians Jay Ungar and Molly Mason have long been celebrated as an acoustic duo that brings out the heart and soul of American folk music in their deeply-moving performances. Their Grammy Award-winning and Emmy-nominated compositions combine vocal harmony with the rhythmic energy of fiddle, ukulele and guitar. The Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band also features Ruth Ungar and Mike Merenda, who bring a second generation of compelling vocals and musical talent to the stage for a fourfold force that audiences adore.

Book Sale

The Friends of the Tigard Public Library will be having a Used Book Sale on Friday, April 25, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday, April 26, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Sunday, April 27, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the Burgess Community Meeting Room of the Tigard Public Library at 13500 SW Hall Blvd. Available items will include books, CD’s and DVD’s. Proceeds will be used to support library programs, projects and materials. For more information, please visit the Friends’ website: www.tigardlibraryfriends.org Note that children’s books range in price from 20 to 50 cents, and a coupon for a free paperback book is available at the library’s circulation desk.

April 26

Book Sale

The Friends of the Tigard Public Library will be having a Used Book Sale on Friday, April 25, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday, April 26, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Sunday, April 27, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the Burgess Community Meeting Room of the Tigard Public Library at 13500 SW Hall Blvd. Available items will include books, CD’s and DVD’s. Proceeds will be used to support library programs, projects and materials. For more information, please visit the Friends’ website: www.tigardlibraryfriends.org Note that children’s books range in price from 20 to 50 cents, and a coupon for a free paperback book is available at the library’s circulation desk.

Southwest Washington Special Education Conference and Resource Fair

The Southwest Washington Special Education Conference and Resource Fair will be held Saturday, April 26th, 2014 from 9 am to 4 pm at Prairie High School. The conference is designed to provide resources to families of children/young adults with special needs regardless of age (birth - 21) or nature of disability (mild-severe). The conference welcomes parents, grandparents, guardians, children, young adults, and the professionals that serve students/families with disabilities. We encourage all in the Southwest Washington region to attend, including those in the Portland Metro area, Clark County, and ESD 112. The conference will provide concurrent sessions/workshops, a keynote speaker, an exhibit hall, and a children's activity area. The conference is FREE for attendees.

North Clackamas Arts Guild Spring Art Show and Sale

The North Clackamas Arts Guild (a non-profit organization) is presenting it's "Spring Art Show and Sale" at the Gladstone Christian Church - 305 E. Dartmouth St. The show is free to attend. There will be door prizes for the attending public. You will find many wonderful paintings on display by members of the Guild. The paintings will be for sale, as will prints and cards. In conjunction with the Show, the Guild is holding it's spring membership drive. As a member you could enter paintings in this show, and participate in the many benefits of the North Clackamas Arts Guild through out the year. More information on the Guild can be found at ncartsguild.com. Feel free to attend a Guild meeting - 2nd Tuesday of the Month - see our website for location on River Road.

"Swing Into Spring"

“Swing Into Spring” Event Nurtures Mental Health Care Help You are invited to help grow hope for those in need. Join with fellow supporters of the Northwest Catholic Counseling Center (NCC) to help raise funds for mental health care. This annual event will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Riverside Golf and Country Club, 8105 NE 33rd Drive, Portland, OR. The evening runs from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The “Swing into spring” benefit includes dinner, music and raffle prizes. Tickets are $35 each. Reserved tables of eight are $250. All proceeds are committed to providing professional mental health services to all, regardless of faith or finances. Tickets may be purchased online at www.nwcounseling.org or by calling 503-253-0964. The Compassionate Heart Award will be presented to Mercedes Loprinzi. Sponsors of the fundraiser include ClearStar and Providence Health & Services. Alpha Broadcasting is the media sponsor. For 28 years, the nonprofit independent NCC has offered therapy, educational classes and psychiatric medication management for people regardless of financial resources. NCC is one of few organizations offering a sliding scale for mental health services. Nearly 45% of its clients are uninsured. The majority receive some subsidization of counseling fees. All donations are tax-deductible.

Women's Golf Kickoff

EWGA, the world's largest organization for amateur women golfers, is holding its Portland Chapter 2014 Kickoff with a presentation and breakfast buffet April 26 at Charbonneau Golf Club. Come learn about the organized golf events, clinics and instruction, leagues, tournaments and networking Portland EWGA has to offer!

Our Community Salutes

You are invited to attend the third annual Our Community Salutes ceremony, recognizing high school seniors throughout the Portland/Vancouver area who plan to enlist in the armed services after graduation. Our Community Salutes is truly an all-community effort, with a vocal performance by Vancouver Police Officer Rey Reynolds, musical support from the 204th Army Band and color guard presentation by Veterans of Foreign Wars. We are also honored to welcome guest speakers Army Colonel David Johnson, head of I Corps public affairs at Joint Base Lewis-McChord; Dr. Steven Webb, Vancouver Public Schools superintendent; Tim Leavitt, Vancouver mayor; Schuyler Hoss, SW Regional Representative to Governor Jay Inslee and Washington 3rd District Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler. A cake and ice cream reception will follow the ceremony.

April 28

Not the Stoic 22oz bottle Release Celebration!

Not the Stoic 22oz bottles for sale, draft pours, artisan cheese & beer pairings, delightful culinary specials & more!

April 29

Portland Community College 17th Annual Job Fair at Cascade Campus

Portland Community College 17th Annual Job Fair at Cascade Campus Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11 am – 3pm Cascade Campus Gymnasium 705 N Killingsworth St. Free and open to all job seekers Find out more: www.pcc.edu/cascadejobfair Come network with employers representing a variety of industries. Be one of the first 100 people to sign up on the day of the Job Fair and receive a free professional profile photo. Free day of fair seminars: • 11:30 Résumé Writing with Kristina Turney, Professional Recruiter • 12:30 Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies author Joshua Waldman • 1:30 Career Coach Barbara Barde • 2:00 Interview Tips with Toastmasters • 2:30 Networking Whisperer, Cleon Cox author of The 50 Most Asked Questions from the Newly Unemployed

May 02

Oregon Mandolin Orchestra Spring Concert

Founded in an effort to revive the beauty and popular impact of this turn-of-the-century art form, the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra gives eclectic and unique performances that highlight the historically-rich and dynamic sounds of the mandolin family. This spring concert features a riveting selection of music to welcome and celebrate the season, with Music Director & Conductor Brian Oberlin and selected members of the orchestra.

May 03

Sophisticated Beads Spring Jewelry Show

Sophisticated Beads spring jewelry show will be Saturday, May 3rd. The event is from 10am to 5pm at the Monarch Hotel, 12566 SE 93rd Avenue, Clackamas, OR. Refreshments, prizes and relaxing shopping experience await guests. Find the perfect gift for that special person for Mother’s Day or unique treasures for yourself! The Sophisticated Beads collection is handcrafted with semi-precious stones accented with a vibrant assortment of gems and sterling silver. Beads On a Mission - One of our specialty jewelry lines include bracelets in which 10% of the proceeds goes to five cancer foundations. Our new collection this year helps support women in Nepal with an empowering story. We also support Nairobi tribal women in Kenya by purchasing their beads. Stop by and see our large selection of other beautiful pieces with interesting stories and designs to add to jewelry collections. This is our 8th year designing for the Rose Festival Court Princesses. They have wore our designs for Queen Coronations, Grand Floral Parades and Knighting Ceremonies. Stop by and purchase your own exclusive pair of earrings designed for a Queen! Our collection is sold at the downtown Hilton and other stores in Oregon. (503) 250-2589 or visit www.sophisticatedbeads.com.

May 04

Identity Bootcamp: Just Who Do You Think You Are?

Milagro, with support from Oregon Humanities, will provide three significant conversations that will complement the May production of Enrique Urueta’s Learn to be Latina (http://bit.ly/PYQY67), a raucous comedy about a talented young Lebanese American woman who's told she must pretend to be Latina and straight if she wants to succeed in the world of pop music stardom. Learn to be Latina: Identity Bootcamp will provide a unique opportunity to engage in conversations with artists, scholars and talent agents, who negotiate the subject of identity in different ways. SUNDAY MAY 4th: Just Who Do You Think You Are? In Learn To Be Latina, Hanan is re-invented. She changes her name, learns a little Spanish and whole new cultural framework from which to talk about herself, raising questions about the mutability of identity. Visiting playwright Enrique Urueta will lead the conversation with guest scholars about his inspiration for this work, how artists reflect identity in their works, and how true life provides examples of transformed identities. In art as in life, how is identity accepted, ascribed or re-created? How does it impact how we are treated or treat others? With: Enrique Urueta, playwright; Valerie A. Francisco-Menchavez, Ph.D. Assistant Professor in Sociology, University of Portland; Victor I. Cazares, founding member of new theater house. The series takes place on Sundays following the 2pm matinee performances (approximately 4pm) and starts with a reception that then evolves into our conversations. Local leaders and scholars will provide an initial exploration of the topics and then the discussions will open up to audience questions and commentary and more conversation! All Three Conversations Will Be Moderated By Vicente Guzman-Orozco, a local writer, performer and self-described “artivist” whose personal and collaborative projects frequently touch on the intersections of immigrant, youth and LGBT rights. The other questions that will launch our conversations are: SUNDAY, MAY 11: Star Maker Machinery According to the play’s record executives, Hanan is “fiercely talented” and “hot, hot, hot”. The only thing keeping her from super stardom is her ethnic identity which she must change if she wants to achieve fame and fortune. Is it as calculating and manipulative as the play makes it out to be? Are we, as consumers, part of the problem? With: Kathryn C. Oleson, Professor of Psychology at Reed College; Eryn Goodman is Casting Director at Cast Iron Studios since 2005; David Cress an award winning media producer. SUNDAY MAY 18: It's a Girl! Mary tells Hanan, “Identity is whatever you choose to perform at any given time.” When we change gender appearance, how does it transform our relationship with others? With: Kate Bredeson, D.F.A., is a theatre historian and a dramaturg; Kevin Cook aka Poison Waters, is a Drag Queen Community Leader; Hannah Kosstrin, Ph.D., is a dance scholar situated at the intersection of dance, Jewish, and gender studies.

Rieke Art Fair & Cinco de Mayo Celebration

The sixth annual Rieke Art Fair on Sunday, May 4, 2014 is a chance to buy paintings, photography, jewelry, clothing, stationary and more from local, professional artists. Again this year, parents from Cesar Chavez K-8 School in North Portland will join us to prepare food traditional to the Cinco de Mayo (Fifth of May) celebration of Mexican heritage. The fair coincides with Opening Day of the Hillsdale Farmers Market, creating a day of community-building, artistic expression and cultural celebration not to be missed. Art classes for $15 each will be offered all day, giving kids an opportunity to make a special craft they can take home – just in time for Mother’s Day. Rieke students will sell their craftwork. Musicians and thespians will also perform. Overall fair proceeds benefit the Rieke PTA, which pays for technology instruction; a Science educator who supports Science enrichment and integration of instruction with the school’s Outdoor Classroom; teacher grants and a food pantry that is sending children from a dozen Rieke families home with non-perishable meal items every weekend. Prospective art vendors please contact Leslie Bradley at riekeartfair@gmail.com.

May 05

Yaron Gottfried Trio - Portland Chamber Orchestra presents Monday’s at the Mak’s

Israeli jazz pianist and composer Yaron Gottfried is previewing jazz styling’s of the Pictures at an Exhibition concert coming up in May at Jimmy Mak’s in the Pearl, May 5, 2014 at 7:00 PM. Conductor, composer and jazz pianist Yaron Gottfried is one of the most prominent musicians of his generation in Israel - a multidisciplinary musician who bridges classical, contemporary and jazz music. Gottfried’s musical interests in jazz led him to perform with major jazz artists such as Eddie Gomez, Didier Lockwood, Dave Liebman, Ira Sullivan, Randy Brecker, Georgie Fame, Kitty Margolis, Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath and many others. Single tickets are $25 for general admission, Doors open at 5:30 for cocktails and dining. Table reservations can be made by calling 503-771-3250 or (503) 295-6542

May 09

Friends of the Banks Library 2014 Plant, Book & Art Sale

Our Plant, book and art sale will include local crafts and garden art, in addition to a broad selection of plants and used books.The sale will be held at Schlegel Hall located in Sunset Park on Friday, May 9th from 2:00 until 7:00pm and on Saturday, May 10th from 9:00 until 3:00pm.Plants are coming in from local nurseries and gardeners, and will include vegetable starts, annuals,perennials, planters, herbs and trees. Books include all reading levels from early readers through teens and adults. On Saturday, Burnt Ends BBQ will be selling pulled pork sandwiches and sides and preordered chicken and rib meals (preorder through the library). Proceeds fund new books, equipment and programs such as Summer Reading for all age groups and Story Time for preschool children. Come and find a gift for Mother's Day.

May 10

Tears of Joy Theatre Presents Malika, Queen of the Cats

In Malika, Queen of the Cats, skilled puppeteers from Tears of Joy Theatre bring to life a traditional Palestinian fairy tale that simultaneously introduces audiences to Middle Eastern folk culture and reinforces the power of giving to others. Adapted from the book Sitti and the Cats by Sally Bahous, this show delves playfully into the consequences of both greed and good-deeds when Malika, queen of cats, rewards a good Samaritan for her selflessness but confounds a selfish neighbor who tries to trick her way to fortune. Be prepared for twists and turns in this fun and fantastical tale of magical cats, whirling dervishes—and even pet chickens! The performance is free, but space is limited so come early!

Plant Sale - Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County

Huge Sale! Exceptional selection and prices! Fuchsia, Colorful Hanging Baskets, Trees, Shrubs, Vegetables, Fruit, Flowers and Herbs. Unique Garden and Art vendors. Bring your carts and wagons. Proceeds support local food and garden growing education. Cash/Check/Visa/MC. Master Gardeners on hand to answer questions.

Night to Nurture: Community, Competence, Confidence

Get a group together and purchase a table of 8 for $450, or purchase tickets individually for $55/ticket. Includes beer & wine, dinner & dessert, live & silent auction. A great night to raise funds for Mother & Child Education Center, while having fun with your friends, your co-workers, a mentor or your mom (the evening before Mother's Day!), and all the new people you'll meet. Serving families in the greater Portland area since 1971, funds raised at "Night to Nurture" will help continue the offering of our classes and workshops in prenatal health, labor & delivery, newborn care, parenting, nutrition, budgeting, breastfeeding, and more at no charge; keep our pregnancy & parenting crisis lines - in English, Spanish & Russian - running 24/7; and providing emergency clothing, diapers, food/formula, and other needed supplies to more than 100 families each month.

Eastmoreland Garden Club Unit 1 Annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale

The Eastmoreland Garden Club Plant Sale offers a large variety of perennials, herbs, native plants, and organic tomato starts. Kids can enjoy our popular, free children’s gardening corner where they can pot- up their own complimentary Mother’s Day gift while you browse our great plant selections. Stop by this family-friendly event and pick up some beautiful additions for your mother’s garden. All net proceeds of this sale support local community gardens, horticultural education, and food aid programs. Spring means it’s time to share your healthy plant divisions and discarded landscape plants. If you have questions or plants you would like to donate, please contact Heidi Nichols at 503-774-6888.

May 11

Identity Bootcamp: Star Maker Machinery

Milagro, with support from Oregon Humanities, will provide three significant conversations that will complement the May production of Enrique Urueta’s Learn to be Latina (http://bit.ly/PYQY67), a raucous comedy about a talented young Lebanese American woman who's told she must pretend to be Latina and straight if she wants to succeed in the world of pop music stardom. Learn to be Latina: Identity Bootcamp will provide a unique opportunity to engage in conversations with artists, scholars and talent agents, who negotiate the subject of identity in different ways. SUNDAY, MAY 11: Star Maker Machinery According to the play’s record executives, Hanan is “fiercely talented” and “hot, hot, hot”. The only thing keeping her from super stardom is her ethnic identity which she must change if she wants to achieve fame and fortune. Talent agents and scholars talk about the power of the media to shape our perceptions. What does it take to become a superstar in the commercial marketplace? Is it as calculating and manipulative as the play makes it out to be? Are we, as consumers, part of the problem? With: Kathryn C. Oleson, Professor of Psychology at Reed College; Eryn Goodman is Casting Director at Cast Iron Studios since 2005; David Cress an award winning media producer. The series takes place on Sundays following the 2pm matinee performances (approximately 4pm) and starts with a reception that then evolves into our conversations. Local leaders and scholars will provide an initial exploration of the topics and then the discussions will open up to audience questions and commentary and more conversation! All three conversations will be moderated By Vicente Guzman-Orozco, a local writer, performer and self-described “artivist” whose personal and collaborative projects frequently touch on the intersections of immigrant, youth and LGBT rights. The other questions that will launch our conversations are: SUNDAY, MAY 4: Just Who Do You Think You Are? (With the playwright) In Learn To Be Latina, Hanan is re-invented. She changes her name, learns a little Spanish and whole new cultural framework from which to talk about herself, raising questions about the mutability of identity. In art as in life, how is identity accepted, ascribed or re-created? How does it impact how we are treated or treat others? With: Enrique Urueta, playwright; Valerie A. Francisco-Menchavez, Ph.D. assistant professor in Sociology, University of Portland; Victor I. Cazares A founding member of new theater house. SUNDAY MAY 18: It's a Girl! Mary tells Hanan, “Identity is whatever you choose to perform at any given time.” When we change gender appearance, how does it transform our relationship with others? With: Kate Bredeson, D.F.A., is a theatre historian and a dramaturg; Kevin Cook aka Poison Waters, is a Drag Queen Community Leader; Hannah Kosstrin, Ph.D., is a dance scholar situated at the intersection of dance, Jewish, and gender studies.

Plant Sale - Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County

Huge Sale! Exceptional selection and prices! Fuchsia, Colorful Hanging Baskets, Trees, Shrubs, Vegetables, Fruit, Flowers and Herbs. Unique Garden and Art vendors. Bring your carts and wagons. Proceeds support local food and garden growing education. Cash/Check/Visa/MC. Master Gardeners on hand to answer questions.

Pictures at an Exhibtion - Portland Chamber Orchestra

The concert presents two new and vibrant interpretations of the renowned Mussorgsky composition, led by two world class conductors. The first half, conducted by Maestro Yaacov Bergman, presents a version of Pictures at an Exhibition for chamber orchestra by Julian Yu that invokes musical color found only in chamber music. With frequent use of musical elements of Yu’s native China, it often uses metal percussion instruments (such as vibraphone, glockenspiel, bells and celesta) to give a humorous Chinese flavor to the work. The work is paired with an experimental dance video created especially for this performance in the intimate and beautiful environment of the Agnes Flanagan Chapel. The second half, led by Israeli conductor and composer Yaron Gottfried, is a version for jazz trio and chamber orchestra. The melodies and themes of Mussorgsky’s original version are dressed in new colors and inspire new forms for the jazz trio to improvise. Each movement is approached differently, while being transformed into a live, authentic encounter between classical and jazz. Jazz Trio: Yaron Gottfried, Piano David Captein, Bass Gary Hobbs, Drums The concert will be performed twice: • Friday, May 9 at 7:30 pm - Liberty Theater, Astoria • Sunday, May. 11 at 3:00 PM - Agnes Flanagan Chapel, Lewis & Clark College Single tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors, $15 for students and $5 for children.

May 16

Third Friday Baby Boomers Social Club

Couples and Singles, Boomers come out to have fun with their peers. Ron Cowen DJ will be playing our favorites and taking requests. Gateway Elks has lots of free parking, good dance floor, good food and prices. If you want to have dinner they requests you make reservations, dinner served 5:30 - 8 PM, 503-255-6535 bar food 8:30 to 11PM

May 17

Celebrate Your Passion for Marriage!

Celebrate Your Passion For Marriage! “Dr. Hunt and the Passion and Purpose for Marriage just blew us away. It was a fantastic program. The format was 3 talks. Each one was better than the last. The final talk was one of the most helpful and spiritually uplifting messages I have heard. My wife and I would strongly recommend this program to anyone who has a relationship they want to improve.” Make a vow to focus on your marriage sacrament this Easter Season! Plan to attend Dynamic Catholic’s Passion and Purpose for Marriage. Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 17, 2014. This unique marriage celebration event runs from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM in the church. Tickets are $25 each. They are available online at ollparish.com/marriage.html Discover key ingredients to a healthy and happy marriage! Presenter Dr. Allen Hunt talks about the five things men wish women understood about them. Then, he reveals the five things women would like men to know about women! Finally, Hunt uncovers the single most important word that any married couple needs to embrace and it’s not love! N

Celebrate Your Passion and Purpose for Marriage!

Matthew Kelly’s Dynamic Catholic Institute Presents Passion & Purpose for Marriage Celebrate your Sacrament of Marriage! Discover key ingredients to a healthy and happy marriage! Learn how to take your relationship to a whole new level! Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 17, 2014. This unique marriage event runs from 9:00 Am to 1:30 PM at Our Lady of the Lake Parish, 790 A. Avenue, Lake Oswego, OR 97034. Presenter is Dr. Allen Hunt of the Dynamic Catholic Institute. Tickets are $25 each. They are available online at ollparish.com/marriage.html

May 18

Identity Bootcamp: It's a Girl!

Milagro, with support from Oregon Humanities, will provide three significant conversations that will complement the May production of Enrique Urueta’s Learn to be Latina (http://bit.ly/PYQY67), a raucous comedy about a talented young Lebanese American woman who's told she must pretend to be Latina and straight if she wants to succeed in the world of pop music stardom. Learn to be Latina: Identity Bootcamp (http://bit.ly/1jd95SC) will provide a unique opportunity to engage in conversations with artists, scholars and talent agents, who negotiate the subject of identity in different ways. SUNDAY MAY 18: It's a Girl! Mary tells Hanan, "Identity is whatever you choose to perform at any given time." Gender identification is generally ascribed at birth but this identification may not reflect how a person feels or how they wish to be seen. Advances in science and cosmetology have made gender re-creation more achievable than ever. Scholars and drag performers will address the impact of gender mutability. What is performance identity? When we change gender appearance, how does it transform our relationship with others? With: Kate Bredeson, D.F.A., theatre historian and dramaturg; Kevin Cook aka Poison Waters, Drag Queen Community Leader; Hannah Kosstrin, Ph.D., a dance scholar situated at the intersection of dance, Jewish, and gender studies. The series takes place on Sundays following the 2pm matinee performances (approximately 4pm) and starts with a reception that then evolves into our conversations. Local leaders and scholars will provide an initial exploration of the topics and then the discussions will open up to audience questions and commentary and more conversation! All three conversations will be moderated By Vicente Guzman-Orozco, a local writer, performer and self-described “artivist” whose personal and collaborative projects frequently touch on the intersections of immigrant, youth and LGBT rights. The other questions that will launch our conversations are: SUNDAY, MAY 4: Just Who Do You Think You Are? (With the playwright) In Learn To Be Latina, Hanan is re-invented. She changes her name, learns a little Spanish and whole new cultural framework from which to talk about herself, raising questions about the mutability of identity. In art as in life, how is identity accepted, ascribed or re-created? How does it impact how we are treated or treat others? With: Enrique Urueta, playwright; Valerie A. Francisco-Menchavez, Ph.D. assistant professor in Sociology, University of Portland; Victor I. Cazares A founding member of new theater house. SUNDAY, MAY 11: Star Maker Machinery According to the play’s record executives, Hanan is “fiercely talented” and “hot, hot, hot”. The only thing keeping her from super stardom is her ethnic identity which she must change if she wants to achieve fame and fortune. Is it as calculating and manipulative as the play makes it out to be? Are we, as consumers, part of the problem? With: Kathryn C. Oleson, Professor of Psychology,Reed College; Eryn Goodman, Casting Director at Cast Iron Studios since 2005; David Cress, award-winning media producer.

June 20

Third Friday Baby Boomers Social Club

Couples and Singles, Boomers come out to have fun with their peers. Ron Cowen DJ will be playing our favorites and taking requests. Gateway Elks has lots of free parking, good dance floor, good food and prices. If you want to have dinner they requests you make reservations, dinner served 5:30 - 8 PM, 503-255-6535 bar food 8:30 to 11PM

July 10

Sandy Music Fair and Feast

Sandy Music Fair and Feast is a fundraiser for the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce and takes place right in the heart of downtown Sandy in the Sandy Centennial Plaza The plaza is located at 39295 Pioneer Blvd - on the corner of Hoffman and Pioneer. Doors open Thursday, July 10, 2014 – 5pm to 11:30pm Friday, July 11, 2014 – 5pm to 12:30am Saturday, July 12, 2014 – Noon to 12:30am Sunday, July 13, 2014 – 11am to 5pm Sandy Music Fair and Feast features a beer and wine garden, live music, dancing and great food concessions. There is also a Junior Talent show on Sunday. Thursday night is “Family Night” – free to attend and open to all ages. Minors are welcome to attend with a parent before 6pm all other days. The event is 21 and over after 6pm on Friday and Saturday and the cover charge is $5.00. Music performances on the main stage by Country Wide, Hit Machine, Countryside Ride, Dancehall Days and several other local bands. For more information call Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce at (503) 668-4006 or check out the event page at www.facebook.com/musicfairandfeast

July 11

Sandy Music Fair and Feast

Sandy Music Fair and Feast is a fundraiser for the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce and takes place right in the heart of downtown Sandy in the Sandy Centennial Plaza The plaza is located at 39295 Pioneer Blvd - on the corner of Hoffman and Pioneer. Doors open Thursday, July 10, 2014 – 5pm to 11:30pm Friday, July 11, 2014 – 5pm to 12:30am Saturday, July 12, 2014 – Noon to 12:30am Sunday, July 13, 2014 – 11am to 5pm Sandy Music Fair and Feast features a beer and wine garden, live music, dancing and great food concessions. There is also a Junior Talent show on Sunday. Thursday night is “Family Night” – free to attend and open to all ages. Minors are welcome to attend with a parent before 6pm all other days. The event is 21 and over after 6pm on Friday and Saturday and the cover charge is $5.00. Music performances on the main stage by Country Wide, Hit Machine, Countryside Ride, Dancehall Days and several other local bands. For more information call Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce at (503) 668-4006 or check out the event page at www.facebook.com/musicfairandfeast

July 12

Sandy Music Fair and Feast

Sandy Music Fair and Feast is a fundraiser for the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce and takes place right in the heart of downtown Sandy in the Sandy Centennial Plaza The plaza is located at 39295 Pioneer Blvd - on the corner of Hoffman and Pioneer. Doors open Thursday, July 10, 2014 – 5pm to 11:30pm Friday, July 11, 2014 – 5pm to 12:30am Saturday, July 12, 2014 – Noon to 12:30am Sunday, July 13, 2014 – 11am to 5pm Sandy Music Fair and Feast features a beer and wine garden, live music, dancing and great food concessions. There is also a Junior Talent show on Sunday. Thursday night is “Family Night” – free to attend and open to all ages. Minors are welcome to attend with a parent before 6pm all other days. The event is 21 and over after 6pm on Friday and Saturday and the cover charge is $5.00. Music performances on the main stage by Country Wide, Hit Machine, Countryside Ride, Dancehall Days and several other local bands. For more information call Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce at (503) 668-4006 or check out the event page at www.facebook.com/musicfairandfeast

July 13

Sandy Music Fair and Feast

Sandy Music Fair and Feast is a fundraiser for the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce and takes place right in the heart of downtown Sandy in the Sandy Centennial Plaza The plaza is located at 39295 Pioneer Blvd - on the corner of Hoffman and Pioneer. Doors open Thursday, July 10, 2014 – 5pm to 11:30pm Friday, July 11, 2014 – 5pm to 12:30am Saturday, July 12, 2014 – Noon to 12:30am Sunday, July 13, 2014 – 11am to 5pm Sandy Music Fair and Feast features a beer and wine garden, live music, dancing and great food concessions. There is also a Junior Talent show on Sunday. Thursday night is “Family Night” – free to attend and open to all ages. Minors are welcome to attend with a parent before 6pm all other days. The event is 21 and over after 6pm on Friday and Saturday and the cover charge is $5.00. Music performances on the main stage by Country Wide, Hit Machine, Countryside Ride, Dancehall Days and several other local bands. For more information call Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce at (503) 668-4006 or check out the event page at www.facebook.com/musicfairandfeast

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