December 5: New Participant Orientation

Thursday, Dec. 5, 10-11am, FREE! Call 503-288-8303 to register. (1st Thursday of every month)

Are you new to Portland? Or new to Hollywood Senior Center? Join us for this informal monthly session to learn what the center offers and how you can get involved. Meet staff members and volunteers who can answer questions and help you navigate one of Portland’s best resources for older adults.

December 3: Beaumont Jazz Ambassadors

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 12:30-1:30pm, FREE! Call 503-288-8303 to register.

The Beaumont Middle School Jazz Ambassadors play a variety of swing-band music, including favorites like “St. Louis Blues,” “Katie” by Sammy Nestico, “American Patrol,” “Big Noise from the North Pole,” “Little Brown Jug,” and more. Cynthia Plank, Portland public School band teacher, leads this group of talented middle school students.

November 22: Friday Movie Matinee “The Biggest Little Farm”

Friday, November 22, 1pm| ADMISSION: $1 suggested donation to Hollywood Senior Center. Doors open at 12:30pm: no need to register, but seating is limited to 35 people-first come, first served, via a numbered seating system. Friday, Dec.6 at 1pm-See it with subtitles. LUNCH DEAL: Enjoy a pizza lunch with your movie! Lunch is served at 11:30am. Pizza, salad and drink only $2.00. One additional slice for $1, while they last.

Documentarian John Chester and his wife Molly work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles.

November 20: From Marching Bands to Big Bands: The Story of Early Jazz

Wednesdays, Nov. 20 & Dec. 18, 1-2pm|Free, but donations welcome for presenter. Call 503-288-8303 to register.

Join music historian Gordon Neal Herman for parts two and three of this three-part series (Oct. 16, Nov. 20, & Dec. 18), which traces how the combining of marching bands and ragtime gave rise to Dixieland jazz, and how the big bands grew out of the dance band movement’s discovery of jazz. Come to one or both presentations.