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Organization meetings 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

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 or visit ogblc.org.

Optimist Club of Gresham - 7 a.m., Heidi's of Gresham, 1230 N.E. Cleveland Ave. Adult volunteers join Optimist Clubs to 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. .

West Columbia Gorge Rotary Club - 7 a.m., McMenamins Edgefield, Barley Room, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. For information, e-mail 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. A club that participates in community service and youth-oriented projects. Call Steve Abels at 503-669-1894 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.

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.

Red Cross Mobile Blood Drive - 1:30 to 7 p.m., St. Henry Catholic Church, 346 N.W. First St. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.

Mental Illness Support Group for Family Members - 6:30 to 8 p.m., Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, Administrative Building, Cascade Room, 23800 S.E. Stark St. A drop-in group for family members of people who have a mental illness to share their stories and find support. No registration needed. For information, call Lin at 503-492-1229. Sponsored by NAMI of Multnomah County.

Portland Citywide Landlord Forum - 6:30 p.m., East Portland Neighborhood Office, 1017 N.E. 117th Ave., Portland. The topic is 'The Full Moon Effect: Crazy But True Stories.' Call 503-823-3505 or visit portlandonline.com/oni for information.

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.

Hoodview Amateur Radio Club - 7:30 p.m., Mt. Hood Community College, Room 1001, 26000 S.E. Stark St. Learn about becoming an amateur radio operator and meet other enthusiasts. For more information, visit wb7qiw.org.

FRIDAY, MARCH 18

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., Fairview City Hall, 1300 N.E. Village St. 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, MARCH 19

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.