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Events calendar for June 18

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 19

Animal Activities at Blue Lake - 1 to 5 p.m., Blue Lake Regional Park, 20500 N.E. Marine Drive. Come see what creatures visit a garden and how they help it grow. Find animal footprints, see what brings butterflies and how to help birds eat better. Enjoy activities such as critter rock painting, animal origami and wildlife journaling. For ages 3 and up; adult supervision is required. Free program. Parking $5 for cars, $7 for buses and free for bicycles and pedestrians. Located next to the water spray ground inside Blue Lake Regional Park. This is a drop-in program; no registration is necessary.

MONDAY, JUNE 20

Boyd Coffee Summer Tent Sale - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Boyd Coffee Co., 19730 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Closeout merchandise including mugs, coffee accessories, greeting cards, decorations and holiday merchandise will be 30 to 50 percent off. Call 503-666-4561 or visit boyds.com for information.

Outer Powell Boulevard Project Open House - 5 to 8 p.m., Earl Boyles Elementary School cafeteria, 10822 S.E. Bush St., Portland. The Portland Bureau of Transportation, with the Oregon Department of Transportation, is developing a conceptual design plan for Powell Boulevard between Interstate 205 to 174th Avenue to identify improvements and needs over the next 20 years that will better serve traffic, pedestrians, cyclists and transit riders. People can drop by anytime between 5 and 8 p.m. to learn about the project; an overview presentation will be at 6 p.m. To request an interpreter, call 503-823-6177. For more information on the project, visit portlandonline.com/transportation/outerpowell or call Stuart Gwin at 503-823-7788.

TUESDAY, JUNE 21

Boyd Coffee Summer Tent Sale - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Boyd Coffee Co., 19730 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Closeout merchandise including mugs, coffee accessories, greeting cards, decorations and holiday merchandise will be 30 to 50 percent off. Call 503-666-4561 or visit boyds.com 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 Art Committee Reception - 5:30 to 7 p.m., Gresham City Hall, Visual Arts Gallery, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway. The Gresham Art Committee is hosting a reception for the artists in its Juried Show, which highlights the best work by local and regional artists. For more information, contact Deborah Frick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22

Boyd Coffee Summer Tent Sale - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Boyd Coffee Co., 19730 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Closeout merchandise including mugs, coffee accessories, greeting cards, decorations and holiday merchandise will be 30 to 50 percent off. Call 503-666-4561 or visit boyds.com for information.