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Events calendar for July 9

The Gresham Outlook welcomes calendar notices for weekly public events and support group meetings in East County. To submit an item, 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, JULY 10

Rose Promenade Summer Festival - 9 a.m. to noon, Reynolds High School, 1698 S.W. Cherry Park Road, Troutdale. Nearly 800 square and round dancers are expected to bow to their partners during this three-day festival, which began Friday. Free to attend. Call Tony Haskins at 503-674-0204 for information.

Water Wonders at Blue Lake Park - 1 to 5 p.m., Blue Lake Regional Park, 20500 N.E. Marine Drive, Fairview. Explore how precious water helps plants and creatures thrive, and how to protect it from pollution. Discover activities such as lake creature explorations, water critter origami, water cycle card making or fishy potato stamp printing. Suitable for ages 3 and up; adult supervision is required. Meet next to the water spray ground inside Blue Lake Regional Park. Free. Parking is $5 for cars, $7 for buses and free for bicycles and pedestrians. For more information, call 503-234-3000. Hosted by Metro.

Vegetarian Cooking Class - 2 to 4 p.m., Seventh-day Adventist Church, Fellowship Hall, 223 S.E. Cleveland Ave. Join in for an afternoon of preparing healthy, tasty meals, recipe sharing, shopping help, cooking tips and techniques. This is an ongoing class held every second Sunday of the month.

TUESDAY, JULY 12

Oxbow Adventures: Forest Games -10:30 a.m. to noon, Oxbow Regional Park, 3010 S.E. Oxbow Parkway. Begin the summer with a laugh in an exciting day of nature games. Search for hidden objects on an 'un-nature trail,' build a mini nature park and play blindfold games in the shaded woods. Suitable for ages 5-10. Meet at the Alder Shelter (group picnic area A); arrive at the park entrance by 10:15 a.m. to get to the area on time. Cost is $2 per participating child (bring small bills). No charge for adults and infant siblings. For childcare centers and other organized groups, payment is required in advance. Park entry is $5 per car, or $7 per bus or 15-passenger vehicle. Advanced registration is required; call 503-797-1650, option 2. Hosted by Metro

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.

Free Healthy Back Demo with the Alexander Technique - 630 to 7:30 p.m., Gresham Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave. The Alexander Technique is a light-touch educational program. Certified instructor Emily Clark will help you let go of excess physical and mental tension so your body can function with ease. Call 503-505-4155 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register by Sunday, July 10.