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Events calendar for Sept. 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 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.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 18

Gresham CROP Hunger Walk for Church World Service - 1:30 p.m., downtown Gresham. Held rain or shine, this 3.3-mile walk raises money for Zarephath Ministries' kitchen and pantry. Every walker must pre-register at Gresham United Methodist Church, 620 N.W. Eighth St. Shorter walking routes are offered. Call 503-408-6865 or visit cropwalkonline.org for information.

MONDAY, SEPT. 19

Bike Commuting 101 Workshop - Noon to 1 p.m., Gresham City Hall, Barlow Trail Room, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway. The workshop will be led by Bicycle Transportation Alliance staff and volunteers, and topics will include information on safe and legal riding; foul-weather riding; lights and rain gear; how to carry clothes, groceries and kids; dealing with helmet hair; and route-planning and maps. These presentations will be followed by a question and answer session, and an opportunity for you to receive one-on-one route-planning assistance from experienced bicycle commuters. Refreshments will be provided; feel free to bring a sack lunch.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 20

Downtown Gresham Marketing Workshop - 8 to 9:30 a.m., Gresham City Hall, Springwater Trail Conference Room, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway. Urban strategist Michele Reeves will lead downtown business and property owners and other interested stakeholders in a discussion about downtown's identity and how to publicize and market it. Contact Brian Martin at 503-618-2266 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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. For more information, call 503-665-2159.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21

Midweek Walk - 12:05 p.m., Gresham City Hall plaza, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway. Make sure you have comfortable shoes and a bottle of water. These walks cover a couple of miles at a brisk pace suitable for business attire. Walks will take 40 to 50 minutes and will return to the same starting location. Contact Sandra Doubleday at 503-618-2816.