December 9: New Horizons Big Band Holiday Concert

‘Tis the season of music at Hollywood Senior Center! On Saturday, December 9, at 10 am, the New Horizons Big Band will perform a holiday concert. The band’s mission is to keep big band music alive for Portland audiences. This concert will feature Christmas tunes, such as “Charlie Brown’s Christmas,” Christmas Time is Here,” “Sleigh Ride,” and many other favorites. Reserve your seat by calling 503-288-8303.

The Season of Giving at Hollywood Senior Center

A shout out to all who contributed to #GivingTuesday at the Hollywood Senior Center! We raised more than $2,600 (which is 6.5 percent of our 2017 Annual Appeal goal of $40,300!) that day. Thanks so much for supporting the older adults we serve.

Don’t worry, there’s still time to send your gift if you weren’t able to participate in #GivingTuesday:

1) Online via Razoo 
2) Drop off at our front desk
3) Mail to: Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 NE 40th Avenue, Portland, OR 97211

Please note: We take cash, checks, and credit/debit cards.

Thank you for helping us reach our 2017 goal. 100% of your gift is used for direct support of HSC services for older adults in our community.

Don’t Miss Our Annual Holiday Dessert Party on December 13!

Wear your most festive holiday sweater and come celebrate the season with us at the Hollywood Senior Center’s annual HOLIDAY DESSERT PARTY on Wednesday, December 13, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Bring your holiday cheer and your sweet tooth! Join Hollywood Senior Center, Revere Court, and Airbnb for an afternoon filed with delicious treats, friendship, and live music. To sign up for this fun and festive event, please call us at 503-288-8303.

Decmber 8: Pizza Lunch and “The Glass Castle” Movie

Please join us at the Hollywood Senior Center for pizza lunch and a movie Friday, December 8. Lunch is served at 11:30 am, with ticket sales starting at 9:30 am. Lunch includes a large slice of pizza, salad, bread sticks, dessert and a beverage. Our sponsor, Glisan Care Center, also has a raffle with great prizes including local gift certificates and treats. Suggested donation: $2

At 1 pm, we’ll show THE GLASS CASTLE, starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts. A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who is an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who stirs his children’s imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. Suggested donation: $1

Please note: In December, due to the holidays, we’ll only show one movie (twice!) this month. The Glass Castle will be shown with subtitles on Friday, December 15, at 1 pm.


December 5: Beaumont Middle School Jazz Ambassadors Band

Talent is ageless and this band proves it! Please join us Tuesday, December 5, at noon for a performance by the Beaumont Middle School Jazz Ambassadors Band. The Jazz Ambassadors will play a variety of swing-band music, including favorites like “St. Louis Blues,” “Little Brown Jug,” American Patrol,” and many more. Cynthia Plank, Portland Public School band teacher, leads this group of talented middle school students. Please call 503-288-8303 to reserve your seat.

Hollywood Senior Center Writing Group Seeks New Members

The Hollywood Senior Center’s Writers Unite is seeking new members.

They are a writers’ circle open to writers in all genres, including poetry, memoir, flash fiction, short stories, novellas and prose in general.

Their 90-minute sessions start with ten minutes of spontaneous writing which we then share with one another and receive feedback on if so desired. Then whoever has a piece of writing he or she worked on during the week can share it with the group, again with helpful feedback. The atmosphere is supportive and encouraging, and is oriented toward helping novice and more advanced writers improve their craft, while having a good time. Come and join the fun!

The circle is free and meets every Thursdays from 11:00 AM to 12:30 at the Hollywood Senior Center. For more information, please call 503-288-8303. Walk-ins welcome.

November 4: Portland Opera To Go Presents THE MAGIC FLUTE

The Hollywood Senior Center is pleased to host the Portland Opera To Go performing MOZART’s THE MAGIC Flute on Saturday, November 4, from 2-3:30 pm. A Q&A will follow a 50-minute performance. Doors will open at 1:15 pm with a $5 suggested donation. Full of action, humor, true love, and hard-won triumphs, The Magic Flute is a tale of young people grappling with growing up and taking responsibility for their convictions–all wrapped up in Mozart’s gorgeous music. From the vocal fireworks of the Queen of the Night to the profundity of the wise Sarastro and simple directness of Papageno, The Magic Flute is sure to entrance audiences of all ages.

October 25: HeartMath Presentation

Reduce stress naturally and build your resiliency with HeartMath. Eva Cristina Calderon, certified HeartMath provider, will facilitate a HeartMath Presentation at he Hollywood Senior Center on Wednesday, October 25, from 1 to 2 pm. If you’re feeling stuck, deselected, or discouraged in the face of overwhelming stress, then join this workshop to learn simple scientifically validated tools to help self-regulate your body’s response to stress. To reserve your seat, please call 503-288-8303.