THURSDAY, MARCH 24
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.
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.
FRIDAY, MARCH 25
Better Living Show - noon to 9 p.m., Portland Expo Center, N. Marine Drive, Portland. Free to the public, this festival at the Expo Center is designed to empower attendees to become more thoughtful consumers and lessen their impact on the environment by learning about high-performance, earth-friendly products and services. For more information, visit betterlivingshow.org. Hosted by Energy Trust.
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.
SATURDAY, MARCH 26
Swarm Catching - 10 a.m. to noon, Zenger Farm, 11741 S.E. Foster Road, Portland. Learn how to catch your own honeybee colonies. This workshop covers the biology of honeybee reproduction, when and where to look for swarms, and the skills and equipment you need to catch them. Swarm catching is a great way to build your apiary and increase the genetic diversity of your stock. The cost is $35 and registration is required. Residents of the Pleasant Valley neighborhood are offered 15 percent off, and scholarships are available to all who qualify. To learn more and register, call 503-282-4245 or visit zengerfarm.org.
Better Living Show - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Portland Expo Center, N. Marine Drive, Portland. Free to the public, this festival at the Expo Center is designed to empower attendees to become more thoughtful consumers and lessen their impact on the environment by learning about high-performance, earth-friendly products and services. For more information, visit betterlivingshow.org. Hosted by Energy Trust.
Accordion Jam - noon to 4 p.m., Shorty's Corner Café, 42600 S.E. Highway 26, Sandy. Bring your accordion, music, chair and a snack to share. Coffee will be provided. For information, e-mail Andy Jorgensen at andrew
Town Hall Meeting with State Legislators - 1 to 2 p.m., Gresham Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave. State Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, D-Gresham, and Reps. Matt Wand, R-Troutdale, and Greg Matthews, D-Gresham, will hear from residents on their comments and concerns.