Bits & Pieces
Residents of SpringRidge Senior Living Community in Wilsonville have produced a 2019 calendar, in which seniors (ages 72-98) have posed in scenes from classic musicals.
The "SpringRidge Players" 2019 calender is for sale, and proceeds will go to youth music education through Michael Allen Harrison's Snowman Foundation.
Gayle Inman, 76, organized the project. She was inspired by residents at a German senior living community who issued a movie-themed calendar in 2014.
Musical scenes featured are from "Mary Poppins," "Phantom of the Opera," "The Wizard of Oz," "Singin' in the Rain," "The Sound of Music," "Grease," "Hello Dolly," "Annie Get Your Gun," "The Music Man," "My Fair Lady," "Oklahoma!" and "Annie."
The calendars are available for $10. Call 503-925-4143.
'Little Big Shots'
The Steve Harvey-hosted series returns this holiday season and will feature a young boy named Buddy and his Labradoodle dog pal Reagan from Gresham. Publicity says: "Buddy and Reagan do everything together, including dressing alike and going viral for their adorable 'twinning' photos! Buddy got the ultimate Christmas present when he was officially adopted by his foster parents this year."
The show airs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, on KGW (8).
World's largest blanket fort
Organizers hope to set the Guinness World Records mark for the largest blanket fort, Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Exhibit Hall E.
There'll be play time in the fort at 1 p.m. (all ages) and a dance party at 7 p.m. (21-over).
The record is 3,303 square feet and another supposedly measures 5,727 square feet, organizers say. Blanket donations are accepted, and will be donated to area homeless shelters.
The structure will be made of geodesic domes connected by blanket tunnels, hidden rooms and unique themes.
For more: www.oregoncc.org.
In Newberg, the Cameo Theatre, constructed in 1937 at 304 E. First St., has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was the city's first theater built with a sound system for talking pictures.
The property also has cool Art Deco and Streamline Moderne architectural features.