Events calendar for March 16
THURSDAY, MARCH 17
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.
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.