February 15: Girlfriend Time: Potluck Completion: Presented by Women of a Certain Age (WOACA)

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Hollywood Senior Center, Friday February 15  5:00-8:00pm by celebrating yourself and sister women of all ages. Bring a dish to share and compete for  great prizes, show off your finest china, meet women who might share mutual interests, learn about volunteering, listen to music by DJ Highlife, dance and have  lots of  fun. Please bring your best plates, cups, and cutlery.(no paper/plastic.)

$2 entrance fee with dish: $5 without dish.

Call Jacki Gethner for more info: 503-790-0974.

February 14: New Season’s Cooking Demo and Beer Tasting: Valentine’s Day Special



              Valentine’s Day Celebration!

                    Thursday February 14


2:00-3:00 pm-New Season’s Cooking Demo: Valentine Special

Join Justin & his team for a Valentine’s Day-themed demonstration involving chocolate!                                The New Seasons cooks will share a recipe & tasting of what they create.

3:00-3:30 pm-Beer Tasting

Stay for Beer Tasting “Be(er) My Valentine.

3:30-4:30-Burn off the calories you just consumed.

Enjoy Ping-Pong and other fun games.

All are invited, come and make some “Merry!”

Must register for the Cooking Demo and Beer Tasting. Please call the Senior Center at 503-288-8303.



February 7: “A Will is Not Enough” Workshop

Get practical advice about estate planning from local attorney Richard Schneider, who coauthored a book titled “A Will if Not Enough in Oregon.” This workshop covers how to safeguard your assets and healthcare wishes.  Attorney Schneider will share information about why a will is not enough for people. There are other things that need to be addressed too, such as guardianship, conservator-ship, powers of attorney, or even how to avoid probate. Learn what a Living Trust is and what people should know about it. Join us at the Hollywood Senior Center Thursday, February 7,  1:00-2:30 pm for this informative  workshop.  Please call the Center at 503-288-8303 to reserve a spot.

February 6: Technology Workshop for Seniors

The Portland Youth Builders will lead a 30-minute presentation followed by 20 minutes of hands-on activities Wednesday, February 6, 1:00-2:00 pm at the Hollywood Senior Center.  The high school students will have laptops on hand and encourage class participants to bring questions.  Topics will include: intro to to Smart Phones, Smartphone Settings and Storage, Apps you can use (Travel, Library, Movies), Senior Scams, Microsoft Office, Windows 10, and Silhouette Paper Cutter-Pop up Cards. Please call 503-288-8303 to register.

February 6: Black History Month Program: George Washington Carver

The young child known as the “Plant Doctor” tended his secret garden while observing the day-to day  operations of a 19th-century farm. Nature and nurture ultimately influenced  George on his quest for education to becoming a renowned agricultural scientist, educator, and humanitarian. Learn more about this Black Scientist of the 19th century through an interactive video at the Hollywood Senior Center, Wednesday, February 6, 11:00am- 12:00 pm. Sponsored by the Senior Learning Network. Please call the Center at 503-288-8303 to reserve a spot.

Sunday, January 27: Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group


Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia can be hard. Please join the Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group that meets Sunday, January 27, from 2:00-3:30 pm (the fourth Sunday of each. month). Find support and resources from others who understand what it takes to be a caretaker. Need more information? Please call 503-288-  8303.  Drop-Ins welcome.

February 8: Pizza and movie: The Wife


Enjoy a pizza lunch and movie for only $3.00, the best deal in Portland!

Get pizza, salad, drink and dessert for a suggested donation of $2.00. Lunch is served at 11:30 am and tickets are on sale at 9:30 am.


Wait…there’s more!

The movie The Wife will be shown Friday, February 8 at 1:00 pm. In this drama, a wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.


Two-Part Oregon History Series starting January 15

History Series:

Tuesday, January 15, 1:00-2:00 pm

“Early Willamette Valley Settlers & Settlements”

French Canadians, Scots, Irish, English, their mixed race families, a sprinkling of American  fur traders made the initial claims for land in the Willamette. Seasoned outdoorsmen knew that its terrain, climate, and soil held critical aspects for a good life. Presented at the Hollywood Senior Center by Sherry Johnston, docent at the Oregon Historical Society.


Tuesday, January 22, 1:00-2:00 pm

“Oregon Trail”

The promise of a better life in the “Second Eden” drew thousands of immigrants across 2,100 miles of rivers, prairies, mountains desert and forest. They faced births and deaths, experienced suffering and the awe of a raw wilderness. It wasn’t all hardship; there were times of music and dancing, along with young love and  deepening  family bonds. Presented  at the Hollywood Senior Center by Sherry Johnston, docent at the Oregon Historical Society.

Please call 503-288-8303 to register for one or both of the presentations.