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