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Organization meetings for Aug. 10

The Gresham Outlook welcomes calendar notices for weekly public events and support group meetings in East County. To submit an item, send the information to Dateline, The Gresham Outlook, P.O. Box 747, Gresham, 97030; email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or fax it to 503-665-2187 at least 10 days before the event or meeting.

THURSDAY, AUG. 11

Gresham Breakfast Lions Club - 6:45 a.m., M and M Restaurant, 137 N. Main Ave. Troutdale-based bronze sculptor Rip Caswell will be the guest speaker. For more information, call Kent Carter at 503-522-6997.

Optimist Club of Gresham - 7 a.m., Heidi's of Gresham, 1230 N.E. Cleveland Ave. The Optimists conduct positive service projects in their communities aimed at providing a helping hand to youth. Contact President Ed DeSantis at 503-516-6969 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

West Columbia Gorge Rotary Club - 7 a.m., McMenamins Edgefield, Barley Room, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

I Take the Lead - 7:30 a.m., Park Place Coffee, 1288 S.E. 182nd Ave. Build your business by generating professional business leads and referrals. Visit itakethelead.com or call 503-691-9909 for information.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) - 7:45 a.m., Green Tee Mobile Estates Recreation Hall, 900 N.E. Francis Ave. For more information, call 503-492-7854.

Gateway Area Business Association - 11:45 a.m., Izzy's Pizza, 1307 N.E. 102nd Ave., Portland. The guest speakers will talk about five common pitfalls for the small business employer. For more information, call 503-256-3910, ext. 1, or visit gabanet.com.

Brown Bag Lunch Series - Noon, Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce, 701 N.E. Hood Ave. Join Tristan Whitehead of the city of Gresham's GREAT Business program for an informal question-and-answer session. Bring your brown bag lunch. Call 503-665-1131 or visit greshamchamber.org.

Kiwanis Club of Troutdale - Noon, Shirley's Tippy Canoe, 28242 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. Visit troutdalekiwanis.org for information.

Soroptimist International of Gresham - Noon, Gresham Elks Club, 3330 N.E. Division St. A worldwide organization for women in management and professions, working through service projects to advance human rights and the status of women. Visit sigresham.org for information.

Oregon Equestrian Trails, Mt. Hood Chapter - 6 p.m., M and M Restaurant, 137 N. Main Ave. A group for individuals from all over the state who share a common love of horses and trail riding, and who want to see Oregon remain a place where trail riders are welcome. Dinner at 6 p.m., followed by meeting at 7 p.m.

Young Onset Parkinson's Disease Support Group - 7 p.m. People with Parkinson's disease and their caregivers can benefit from the shared experiences of others in a supportive environment. Open to patients, caregivers, family members and friends. Free and meets on the second Thursday of the month. Call April at 503-665-8846 or Donna at 503-805-2478 for information and meeting locations.

FRIDAY, AUG. 12

Gresham Earlyrisers Kiwanis Club - 6:45 a.m., M and M Restaurant, 137 N. Main Ave. The Earlyrisers club is a service group dedicated to changing the world, one community and one child at a time. For more information, contact Dick Vaughn at 503-760-2106.

Connect with Success AM - 7 a.m., Smith Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2420 N.E. Fairview Ave. Hosted by the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce. It will be followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony at ABC Academy, 3445 S.E. Hillyard Road. Call 503-665-1131 or visit greshamchamber.org for information.

Good Morning Damascus - 7:30 a.m., Cornerstone Funeral Services, 18625 S.E. Bakers Ferry Road, Boring. Business networking for Damascus-area businesses. For more information, call Mary Wescott at 503-658-3183 or visit gmdamascus.org.

Celebrate Recovery - 6 p.m., Good Shepherd Community Church, 28986 S.E. Haley Road, Boring. A 12-step recovery program based on Christian values. Child care available; must be 18 years of age or older. For information, call 503-666-8501 or visit goodshepherdcc.org.

Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue Support Group - 6:30 p.m., Gresham Wellness Center, 333 S.E. 223rd Ave., Suite 206. Come meet others and share ideas, resources and information in a supportive atmosphere. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-522-7303.