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Events calendar for Aug. 6

The Gresham Outlook welcomes notices for weekly public events and support group meetings in East County. Send information to Dateline, The Gresham Outlook, P.O. Box 747, Gresham, 97030, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least 10 days before the event or meeting.

SUNDAY, AUG. 7

Water Wonders at Blue Lake Park - 1 to 5 p.m., Blue Lake Regional Park, 20500 N.E. Marine Drive, Fairview. Explore how water helps plants and creatures thrive, and how to protect it from pollution. Discover activities such as lake creature explorations, water critter origami, water cycle card making or fishy potato stamp printing. Suitable for ages 3 and older; adult supervision is required. Meet next to the water spray ground inside Blue Lake Regional Park. Free. Parking costs $5 for cars, $7 for buses and is free for bicycles and pedestrians. For more information, call 503-234-3000. Hosted by Metro.

TUESDAY, AUG. 9

Oxbow Adventures: Junior Ranger Day - 10:30 a.m. to noon, Oxbow Regional Park, 3101 S.E. Oxbow Parkway. Become a Junior Ranger by learning how to protect and preserve Oxbow Regional Park. Suitable for ages 5-10. Meet at the Alder Shelter; arrive at the park entrance by 10:15 a.m. to get to the area on time. Cost is $2 per participating child, payable at event; no charge for adults and infant siblings. Advance registration is required; call 503-797-1650, option 2.

Gresham Eagles Pinochle - noon, Fraternal Order of Eagles, 117 N.E. Roberts Ave. For more information, call 503-667-3019.

Gresham Senior Writers Club - 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Gresham Senior Center, 600 N.E. Eighth St. Call 503-826-1619 for more information.

Creative Writing Group - 1 p.m., First Baptist Church, 224 W. Powell Blvd. Join other aspiring writers for critique and guidance in writing for fun or publication. Call 503-665-2159.

Ice Cream with a City Councilor - 2 p.m., Damascus Dairy Queen, 20205 S.E. Highway 212.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10

Historic Preservation Workshop - 5:30 to 7 p.m., Corbett Grange Hall, 37493 Grange Hall Road, Corbett. The Historic Preservation League of Oregon hosts this community workshop for participants to learn about the basic principles of historic preservation and its practical applications to local resources, learn about funding opportunities for historic places and explore preservation strategies for local properties that may be endangered or in need of rehabilitation or adaptive reuse. A discussion of National Scenic Area regulations and the View Point Inn will follow the presentation. There is a $5 suggested donation. Visit historicpreservationleague.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..