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Events calendar for March 23

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 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

Kelly Creek Neighborhood Restoration Event - 9 a.m. to noon, East Gresham Community Park, Greenway Drive. Previous volunteer groups have removed English ivy and Himalayan blackberry from this streamside area. Volunteers will replace the weeds with a variety of native plants to improve wildlife habitat and reduce streamside erosion, and add bark dust to keep new weeds down and soil moisture in. Dress for the weather; this event will still happen if it's raining. Wear rain gear, warm layers and old shoes or boots. Some gloves will be available, but bring your favorite pair if you have one. Water and light refreshments will be provided. Meet at East Gresham Community Park at the north end of Greenway Drive. RSVP to Jamie Stamberger at 503-618-2793 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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

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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.