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Events calendar for March 16

The Gresham Outlook welcomes calendar notices for weekly public events and support group meetings in East County. To submit an item, simply send the information to Dateline, The Gresham Outlook, P.O. Box 747, Gresham, 97030; e-mail 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, MARCH 17

Water-wise Gardening Workshop - 3:30 p.m., Snow-CAP Community Charities, 17805 S.E. Stark St. Learn how to effectively water your garden at this free, Metro-sponsored workshop. Save on your water bill and prolong the life of your plants by not overwatering, which is a common error. To register, call Kari James at 503-674-8785, ext. 37, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Adult Basketball - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sweetbriar Elementary School gym, 502 S.E. Sweetbriar Lane, Troutdale. Pick-up games of basketball for adults ages 18 and up. The gym is closed on school holidays. Free.

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.

Michael Allen Harrison Concert - 7 to 9 p.m., Gresham United Methodist Church, 620 N.W. Eighth St. Pianist Michael Allen Harrison is performing at this fundraiser for My Sister's House, a faith-based transitional housing program for women and children. Tickets are $25. Call 503-665-1026 for information.

FRIDAY, MARCH 18

Cherry Blossoms Senior Bingo - 1:15 to 3:15 p.m., East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave., Portland.

Friday Night Magic - 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays, 4th Street Brewing Co., 77 N.E. Fourth St. Local magician Brian Proctor performs every Friday night at 4th Street Brewing. Visit BrianProctorMagic.com or 4thStreetBrewing.com for information.

Friday Night Basketball - 7:30 to 9 p.m., Walt Morey Middle School gym, 2801 S.W. Lucas Drive, Troutdale. Basketball games for ages 12 to 17 years, supervised by Troutdale police. Participants must be dressed to play basketball or will not be permitted in the gym. The gym is closed on school holidays. Free, but bring identification.

SATURDAY, MARCH 19

Beautify the I-205 Multi-use Path - 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Interstate 205 path at Southeast Schiller Street and 94th Avenue, Portland. Join Friends of Trees for a planting event along the Interstate 205 multi-use path. This is a three-year project to plant thousands of trees and native plants from Marine Drive all the way to the city of Gladstone. Arrive by 8:45 a.m. to register and enjoy coffee and breakfast treats. Gloves, tools and guidance provided. Participants under age 18 only permitted with waiver; bring the completed waiver to the event. For more information, call Andrew Land at 503-282-8846, ext. 18, or visit FriendsofTrees.org.

MAXaction Spring Break Cleanup - 9 a.m. to noon, Lifegate Baptist Church, 208 S.E. 148th Ave., Portland. SOLV volunteers will clean trash on East Burnside Street between 122nd and 162nd avenues. Bring a bucket, litter grabber, work boots and work gloves; a vest and some buckets and pickers will be available, and extra supplies are always welcome. Call Kim Breckel at 503-823-4550 or visit solv.org to register or for more information.

Gresham Masonic Lodge Open House - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 58 W. Powell Blvd. Participants will include Unique Weddings and Events, Barclay Event Rentals, Clackamas Romano's Macaroni Grill, Spellbound Productions, Uncommon Invites, Soho Smooth, Rick Phillips (Minister), JBlooms, The Groom's List, White Glove Photography and Cupcake Heaven. For further details, e-mail Susan Pender at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Intro to Backyard Chicken Keeping - 10 a.m. to noon, Zenger Farm, 11741 S.E. Foster Road, Portland. Craig Clark, chicken expert from the Eastside Egg Cooperative, will teach the basics of backyard chicken keeping, covering raising chicks, shelter, feed, municipal regulations and chicken breeds. The workshop will include a slideshow in the farmhouse and a tour of the Zenger Farm flock and its mobile coop. Cost is $25. Visit zengerfarm.org or call 503-282-4245 to register.

'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Movie Screening - 2 p.m., Borders Books and Music, Gresham Station, 687 N.W. 12th St. Children, ages 8 to 12, are invited to view 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' and celebrate the release of a sequel, which opens March 25.

Northwest Flyfishers Gear Swap and Garage Sale - 2 p.m., Glenn Otto Park, Sam Cox Building, 223 Buxton Ave., Troutdale. Free admission, and all kinds of new and used gear will be for sale. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Don Kozacek at 503-661-3144.