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Local events calendar for Aug. 24

THURSDAY, AUG. 25

Elks Bingo - 6:30 p.m., Gresham Elks Lodge, 3330 N.E. Division St. Members and guests welcome. For more information, call 503-666-1805.

FRIDAY, AUG. 26

Plant Explorations at Blue Lake Park - 1 to 5 p.m., Blue Lake Regional Park, 20500 N.E. Marine Drive, Fairview. Learn how seeds travel, stems sprout, plants grow or how flowers make fruit in a beautiful children's garden. Enjoy fun activities such as potato printing, bookmark making, flower origami and leaf rubbings. Suitable for ages 3 and older; adult supervision is required. Parking is $5 for cars, $7 for buses and free for bicycles and pedestrians. For more information, call 503-234-3000. Hosted by Metro.

Around the Campfire at Oxbow: Stillway and Bonham - 8 to 9 p.m., Oxbow Regional Park, 3010 S.E. Oxbow Parkway. This lively duo mixes up a delightful blend of vintage musical styles, including ragtime, swing and traditional Hawaiian tunes. Campfire shows are open only to overnight campers. Pets are not allowed. For more information, call 503-797-1650, option 2. Hosted by Metro.

SATURDAY, AUG. 27

Rain Garden Workshop - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hollydale Elementary School, 505 S.W. Birdsdale Drive. The city of Gresham is offering a free rain garden workshop to give residents the technical information and practice to build their own rain gardens at home. Refreshments will be provided. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-618-2657 to register.

Guide Dogs for the Blind Graduation - 1:30 p.m., 32901 S.E. Kelso Road, Boring. The public is invited to attend this graduation for men and women who have completed the program at Guide Dogs for the Blind. Visit guidedogs.com or call 503-668-2100 for information.

Bully Proof Workshop - Noon to 1 p.m., Gresham Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave. Master Jeong, chief instructor at Best Taekwondo Academy in Gresham, will teach children how to cope with bullying and learn life skills that help children understand and resolve conflict peacefully. Free. Call 503-492-5522 or visit bestTKD.com for information.

Plant Explorations at Blue Lake Park - 1 to 5 p.m., Blue Lake Regional Park, 20500 N.E. Marine Drive, Fairview. Learn how seeds travel, stems sprout, plants grow, or how flowers make fruit in a beautiful children's garden. Enjoy fun activities such as potato printing, bookmark making, flower origami and leaf rubbings. Suitable for ages 3 and up; adult supervision is required. Parking is $5 for cars, $7 for buses and free for bicycles and pedestrians. For more information, call 503-234-3000. Hosted by Metro.

Around the Campfire at Oxbow: Bears - 8 to 9 p.m., Oxbow Regional Park, 3010 S.E. Oxbow Parkway. Join author, artist and tracker Linda Jo Hunter for lively bear tales collected from years of tracking and guiding people to see bears in the wild. Campfire shows are open only to overnight campers. Pets are not allowed. For more information, call 503-797-1650, option 2. Hosted by Metro.