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Events calendar for July 23

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 24

Adult Group Bike Ride - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Main City Park, 219 S. Main Ave. This series of free, moderately paced adult group bicycle rides will explore the area between Gresham, Troutdale and the Sandy River as well as East Portland. Bike rides range from 15 to 25 miles. The group will travel at around 13-15 mph and stop for coffee, bakery sweets or ice cream somewhere along the route. Riders are encouraged to arrive 10 minutes early; the group leaves at 10 a.m. sharp from Gresham's Main City Park. For more information, call Bud Rice at 503-667-0683.

East Portland Exposition (EPO XPO) - 10 a.m., Ed Benedict Community Park, Southeast Powell Boulevard and 102nd Avenue, Portland. EPO XPO, co-sponsored by all 13 East Portland neighborhoods, is a multicultural event and features both traditional and contemporary performances as well as numerous exhibitors, food and free activities for children and families. Visit epoexpo.org or call 503-761-0222.

Health Fair and Open House - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Regency Gresham, 5905 S.E. Powell Valley Road. The Lions Mobile Health Screening Unit will offer screenings for visual acuity, glaucoma, blood pressure, hearing, diabetes and cholesterol. Call Dawn Hilsabeck at 503-665-1151 for information.

Soil Superheroes at Blue Lake - 1 to 5 p.m., Blue Lake Regional Park, 20500 N.E. Marine Drive, Fairview. Discover how worms help plants, beetles beat bad bugs, fungi fertilize soil and how other wild creatures can help your garden grow. For ages 3 and up; adult supervision is required. Parking $5 for cars, $7 for buses and free for bicycles and pedestrians. No registration is necessary. Hosted by Metro.

TUESDAY, JULY 26

Oxbow Adventures: River Birds and River Bugs - 10:30 a.m. to noon, Oxbow Regional Park, 3010 S.E. Oxbow Parkway. Enjoy the day watching creatures in the Sandy River and those that soar above. 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 payable at event (bring small bills). No charge for adults and infant siblings. Advance 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.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27

Horseless Carriage Club of America National Tour - 1:30 to 4 p.m., downtown Troutdale. The Horseless Carriage Club of America is leading a tour through the Columbia River Gorge area and expects to make a stop in Troutdale for a visit. The public is invited to see the cars and talk with the owners. Visit hcca.org or call 503-663-4040.