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Events calendar for March 19

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.

SUNDAY, MARCH 20

'Gardens of Eatin': Basic Vegetable Gardening' - 1 to 2 p.m., Boring Square Garden Center, 28150 S.E. Highway 212, Boring. Want to grow organic food but not sure how? Boost your garden IQ with simple steps to success. From picking edibles for the right spot and season to prepping the soil and watering waste-free, get the skinny on weeding, managing pests and growing a bountiful garden without toxic chemicals. Plus, learn where to find plants, seeds and more tips for easy organic gardening. Led by regional gardening expert Glen Andrese. Call the garden center at 503-663-9797 to register.

Troutdale Historical Society - 2 to 4 p.m., City Conference Building, 223 Buxton Ave., Troutdale. Author Chuck Rollins will share stories and historical photos of the loggers in Bridal Veil from 1906 to 1930. People who have an old camera are invited to bring it for show and share. Free, and refreshments will be provided. Presented by the Troutdale Historical Society. Call 503-661-2164 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MONDAY, MARCH 21

City Manager Jim Bennett Farewell - 5 to 6:30 p.m., Damascus City Hall, 19920 S.E. Highway 212. The city will bid farewell to City Manager Jim Bennett, who resigned in February to take a job in Lewiston, Idaho. He became city manager in October 2007, the fifth person to hold the job since Damascus incorporated as a city in 2004. Call 503-658-8545 for information.

TUESDAY, MARCH 22

Gresham Eagles Pinochle - noon, Fraternal Order of Eagles, 117 N.E. Roberts Ave. For more information, call 503-667-3019.

Gresham Senior Writer's Club - 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Gresham Senior Center, 600 N.E. Eighth St. Call 503-826-1619 for more information.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23

Japan Disaster Relief Fundraiser - 3 to 9 p.m., Mt. Hood Meadows, 14040 Highway 35, Mount Hood. Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort is hosting a two-night fundraiser, March 23-24, to assist Mercy Corps' disaster relief efforts in Japan. The resort will offer a $15 lift ticket, which is normally $29, with $5 going to the relief fund. Mt. Hood Meadows is also accepting donations in its restaurants. Call 503-337-2222 or visit skihood.com for information.

Makani Kolonahe Hula School Benefit - 5 to 8 p.m., Burgerville Restaurant, 2975 N.E. Hogan Road. Enjoy Hawaiian hospitality at Burgerville restaurant; a portion of the proceeds will support the school's Hawaiian hula and culture programs, which are open to the community. The school's adult and child members will help serve meals and share traditional Hawaiian music and dances. Call 503-492-4159 for information.