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4 Friday, August 19, 2011 West Seattle Herald Marlee Marlin to raise funds at Providence MountSt. Vincent Academy Award winning actress Marlee Matlin made a name for herself this year by raising the most money in one day as a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice. This Oct. 12 she will help Providence Mount St. Vin- cent raise money for the seniors who l've there. Her family learned when she was 18 months old she had lost her hearing. "Ms. Matlin is such an amaz- ing person in the way that she communicates and the passion she exhibits that Providence Mount St. Vincent Foundation is excited to have her speak at our Legacy Community Lun- cheon about 'Listening with your heart,'" said Molly Swain, head of the organization's fundrais-- ing efforts. "The power of being present to one another and truly listening is important, especially to older adults and those with disabilities. Ms. Matlin will talk about listening with your heart, overcoming obstacles and reach- ing for your dreams. As she often says, "The only thing I can't do is hear.'" Matlin became the young- est recipient of the Best Actress Oscar at age 21 for her role in Children of a Lesser God. She has appeared in numerous other movies and television shows, including this year's Celebrity Apprentice, where she was a finalist. In 2008 she competed on Dancing with the Stars. Matlin will be joined at the luncheon by Seattle native and Photo from Cynthia Flash Media Services Academy Award winning actress Marlee Matlin will appear at Providence Mount St. Vincent in West Seattle. acclaimed composer Mateo "Matt" Messina. He will share his family's experience with Providence Mount St. Vincent, affectionately known as "The Mount," and his mother's jour- ney through Alzheimer's disease. Mateo will also perform musical selections from his television and film compositions, such as pieces from the popular film, Juno. The 9th annual fundraising luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel, 1400 6th Ave., Seattle. Cost is $50 per person and reservations are required. Guests will be invited to make a donation to support residents and programs of Providence Mount St. Vincent. Donors who give $250 or more will be invited to attend a private reception with Matlin immediately following the luncheon and will receive an autographed copy of her best- selling memoir, I'll Scream Later. For reservations or information, call 206-938-6242 or 206-938- 6194, email legacyluncheon@ providence.org, or visit www. providence.org/themount. 1 CENTER Vernon wowed crowd with 'The Illusion of Elvis' By Patrick Robinson With dozens of "Thank you very much" phrases and a parade of familiar Elvis Presley hits Danny Vernon wowed a capacity crowd at the Providence Mt. St. Vincent Summer Concert with his show The Illusion of Elvis on Friday, Aug. 12. Vernon and his wife Marsha per- form with a minimal set up but have maximum impact. She proud- ly announced, mid-show that Ver- non has been selected as one of ten Elvis tribute acts across the nation to get the seal of approval from Elvis Presley Enterprises. Recently he won sixth place in a competi- tion in which more than 38,000 competed to be the best Elvis act. Vernon splits his show into two parts, beginning with early 1950's Elvis and then after a break, during which Marsha (who sings backup during his act) sings some familiar golden hits, he comes back out as the Elvis of the late 1960's. In classic style Vernon, whose vocal timbre is amazingly simi- lar to Presley himself, wooed the ladies by giving them hugs, scarves and even a Hawaiian lei at one point. Performing against an expert- ly recorded sound track of Elvis' greatest hits, Vernon gyrates and plays guitar, swiveling his hips and recreating the dynamic perfor- mance style of Presley himself. Familiar West Seattle face Deanne Sposari was there and said, "He puts on such a great show I'd love to see him at Summerfest, if they could handle it. I saw him last year and if he comes again next year I'll be there." Part of the show was a very well stocked classic car show includ- ing vehicles from a wide range of years. Next in the concert series is Friday, August 19: Cheryl Serio- "'Vintage jazz, pop and cabaret" It's our lOth Anniversary! Everythil thru August - Landscaping Materials Sand ,1/4 - Paver Base ' Rocks - pea gravel, deeo lav 7/8th & l&lt2 washed, 5/ crushed & river ;: Mulch. Cedar Grove Compost, Certified Organic "MooDoo" Bark : medium, fine and dark fine - Specialty Soil Mixes - Garden mix - Veggie & mower Turf Mix - New Lawn or Reseed Custom mix. For any need - Sod/sdal order - Patrick Robinson can be reached at pr@robinsonnews.com. Considering " Sellzng? 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Great food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. Special activities just for kids. 5:00 p.m.m7:30 p.m. Dinner: 5:30 p.m.--7:30 p.m. Live Music: 6:00 p.m.--7:30  IDENCE Mount St. Vincent