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Organization meetings for Aug. 17

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. 18

Gresham Breakfast Lions Club - 6:45 a.m., M and M Restaurant, 137 N. Main Ave. An international community service group that participates in a variety of projects. 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..

Kiwanis Club of Troutdale - 7 a.m., Shirley's Tippy Canoe, 28242 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. The Troutdale Kiwanis Club performs many community service projects in East Multnomah County to help serve children. Visit troutdalekiwanis.org for information.

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.

Brown Bag Lunch with the CEO - Noon, Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce, 701 N.E. Hood Ave. Join chamber CEO Alison Hart and the Resource Team for an informal hour of questions and answers. Bring your brown bag lunch. Call 503-665-1131 or visit greshamchamber.org for information.

Soroptimist International of Gresham - Noon, Gresham Elks Club, 3330 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.

Red Cross Mobile Blood Drive - 3 to 8 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gresham stake, 3600 S.E. 182nd Ave. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.

Hoodview Amateur Radio Club - 6 p.m., Red Sunset Park, 2403 N.E. Red Sunset Drive. Learn about becoming an amateur radio operator and meet other enthusiasts at this picnic. For more information, visit wb7qiw.org.

Friends of Powell Butte Nature Park - 7 p.m., Powell Butte Nature Park, caretaker's cottage adjacent to the parking lot, Southeast 162nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard, Portland. Meetings are open to all. Call Louise Shorr at 503-823-6131.

FRIDAY, AUG. 19

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., Garden of Hope, 3990 S.E. First Place. A networking opportunity for members and guests of the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce. Call 503-665-1131 or visit greshamchamber.org for information.

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.

SATURDAY, AUG. 20

Sanctuary Church Food Pantry - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sanctuary Church, 3101 S.E. Orient Drive. East County residents in need of food supplies may obtain an emergency food box. The food pantry is open the first and third Saturday of every month. For more information, call 503-663-9146.

American Legion Post 30 - 2 p.m., Legion Hall, 150 W. Powell Blvd. A service organization open to all veterans. Call 503-481-7172 for more information.

Country Cut-Ups Square Dance Club of Boring - 7:30 p.m., Boring Barn, 13987 S.E. Richey Road. A square-dancing club that invites families, couples and singles to dance. For more information, call the barn at 503-663-4298.