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Events calendar for June 4

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; email 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, JUNE 5

Growing Catnip Naturally from Seed - 1 to 2 p.m., Gresham Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave. The class covers basic organic gardening techniques to follow in order to produce an abundant crop of catnip free of synthetic herbicides, pesticides, fungicides and chemical fertilizers. The mission of nonprofit Catink.org is to establish cats as family members too valuable to abandon. Free. For more information, call 503-928-0116 or visit catinkorg.blogspot.com.

Plant Exploration at Blue Lake - 1 to 5 p.m., Blue Lake Regional Park, 20500 N.E. Marine Drive, Fairview. Learn how seeds travel, stems sprout and plants grow, or how flowers make fruit in a beautiful children's garden. Enjoy activities such as potato printing, bookmark making, flower origami or leaf rubbings. This Metro program is for ages 3 and up; adult supervision is required. Parking is $5 for cars, $7 for buses and free for bicycles and pedestrians. Located next to the water spray ground inside Blue Lake Regional Park. No registration necessary.

TUESDAY, JUNE 7

Little Trout Play Park - 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays until June 7, Glenn Otto Park, Sam Cox Building, 1102 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. Kids can make new playtime pals while they ride tricycles, catch balls and build castles. For toddlers and children up to age 5. Cost is $1.50 per visit; bring exact change. Call Troutdale Recreation at 503-665-5175 for information.

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

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

Creative Writing Group - 1 p.m., First Baptist Church, 224 W. Powell Blvd. Join other aspiring writers for critique and guidance in writing for fun or publication. For more information, call 503-665-2159.

Gresham High School Choir Final Concert - 6:30 p.m., Gresham High School auditorium, 1200 N. Main Ave. The Gresham High School Choir's final concert will celebrate a successful year winning a number of awards, including Mount Hood Conference champions and fourth place at the state level. The final concert is open to the public. Admission is free. Donations will gladly be accepted.