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SATURDAY

Stargazing, a benefit for the Franny Fund, a community trust that helps pay for the uninsured medical treatment costs of Franny Cabler, a 6-year-old with cerebral palsy, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Loveland Ballroom, 320 S.E. Second Ave., $75. Tickets are available at www.frannyfund.org or at the door.

Pulse, benefit for the Children's Heart Foundation-Oregon Chapter, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Staver Locomotive, 2537 N.W. 29th Ave., $45-$100. Call 503-968-1917, or visit www.chforegon.org/pulse.html.

SUNDAY

Adopt-a-Crag at Rocky Butte, cleanup event at popular climbing location, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., meets across from the City Bible College, 9200 N.E. Fremont St. For information, call 971-235-6169, or visit www.accessfund.org/regions/aac/OR.

Fun Run for Restoration, benefit for the Friends of Trees' Neighborhood Trees and Natural Area Restoration planting programs, 8:30 a.m., Oaks Amusement Park, 7100 Oaks Park Way, $30 adult, $23 youth ages 7 to 14, free for children under 7. Call 503-282-8846, ext. 13, or visit www.friendsoftrees.org.

UPCOMING

Casino Night, fundraising event benefits Essential Health Clinic, the only free health clinic for the uninsured in Washington County, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Tuality Health Education Center, 334 S.E. Eighth Ave., Hillsboro, $75. Call 503-846-4904.

VisionPDX Grants Celebration and Forum, celebrates the first phase of VisionPDX and outreach organizations, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 14, East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave. Call 503-823-4430, or visit www.visionpdx.com.

Acoustic Blues BBQ Benefit, in support of Blues in the Schools (BITS) and the Family Holiday Food Program, 1 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Oct. 14, Sweet Home, 9004 N.E. Sandy Blvd., 21 and over. Contact the Cascade Blues Association's BITS committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit www.cascadeblues.org.

Run for the Cheetah 5k and 8k run/walk, benefits the Cheetah Conservation Fund, 7 a.m. Oct. 15, Oregon Zoo, 4001 S.W. Canyon Road. Kids must preregister by Oct. 12. Entry fees vary according to event. To register, call 503-644-6822, or visit www.runforthecheetah.org.

Fourth annual Hip Chicks Do Wine Gala and Silent Auction, fundraiser for the Portland Women's Crisis Line, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 15, Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, 5340 N. Interstate Ave., $20. Call 503-232-9751, or visit www.pwcl.org.

RESULTS ARE IN

'Fore the Children,' Human Solutions' first golf marathon at Colwood National Golf Course, raised $26,000 for its Children's Program. Twenty golfers participated in the 12-hour marathon. One golfer played 186 holes, according to Cindy Scheel, director of development and community relations for Human Solutions. 'Everyone had a wonderful time,' Scheel said. 'This proves that one person can make a difference.'

Events are free unless otherwise noted. See Page A2 for information on how to notify the Tribune about events.