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Gresham Toastmasters — 6:30 a.m., Elmer’s Restaurant, 1590 N.E. Burnside Road. Learn how to be a better speaker and to be more confident in front of an audience. For more information, visit greshamtoastmasters.freetoasthost.org or call George Miller at 503-666-9278.

Governmental Affairs AM — 7:30 a.m., Adventist Medical Center, 10123 S.E. Market St., Portland. A networking meeting for members and guests of the East Portland Chamber of Commerce. Lore Wintergreen, an EPAP Advocate, and Nick Sauvie, of ROSE Community Development, will speak about the East Portland Action Plan. For more information, call 503-788-8589 or visit eastportlandchamberofcommerce.com.

I Take the Lead — 7:30 a.m., Banaka & Brown Artisan Bakery, 835 N. Main Ave. Build your business by generating professional business leads and referrals. Visit itakethelead.com.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) — 7:45 a.m., Gresham Manor, 2895 S.E. Powell Valley Road. Weigh-ins from 7:15-7:45 a.m., and the meeting is from 7:45-8:45 a.m. For more information, call 503-665-8078.

Columbian Garden Club — 10 a.m., Corbett Fire Hall, 36930 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett. A club that promotes interest and activity in the beautification of homes and gardens. For more information, call Shirley Knittle at 503-695-6572.

Overeaters Anonymous — 10:30 a.m., St. Henry Catholic Church, 346 N.W. First St. All welcome. Call 503-665-9129 or visit sthenrygresham.org for more information.

Mt. Hood Republican Women — 11:30 a.m., Francis Xavier’s Restaurant, 1933 N.E. 181st Ave. For more information, call Clarice Moss at 503-658-5227.

Gresham Rotary Club — Noon, M&M Restaurant, 137 N. Main Ave. A worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Visit clubrunner.ca/Gresham for information.

I Take the Lead — Noon, Chu’s Eatery, 17110 S.E. Powell Blvd., Portland. Build your business by generating professional business leads and referrals. Visit itakethelead.com.

Rockwood Kiwanis Club — Noon, Abby’s Pizza, 21255 S.E. Stark St. For more information, call George Riley at 503-661-6754 or Sandy Christoffer at 503-789-0961.

Government Affairs Committee — Noon, Rivermark Community Bank, 225 E. Burnside Road, Gresham. Formulating the chamber’s legislative agenda to include education, land use and environment issues, transportation, economic development and government regulartions and taxation. Call 503-665-1131 or visit greshamchamber.org for information.

Historic Downtown Gresham Kiwanis — 5:30 p.m., M&M Restaurant, 137 N. Main Ave. A community volunteer group that supports the youth of East Multnomah County with its projects. Visit hdgkiwanis.org for information.

Friends of the Boring Station Trailhead Park — 7 p.m., Boring-Damascus Grange, 27861 S.E. Grange St., Boring. An advocacy group for the Boring Station Trailhead Park.


Gresham Breakfast Lions Club — 6:45 a.m., M&M Restaurant, 137 N. Main Ave. An international community service group that participates in a variety of projects. For more information, call Kent Carter at 503-522-6997.

Optimist Club of Gresham — 7 a.m., Heidi’s of Gresham, 1230 N.E. Cleveland Ave. The Optimists conduct positive service projects in their communities aimed at providing a helping hand to youth. Contact President Bob Hollingsworth at 503-407-3387.

West Columbia Gorge Rotary Club — 7 a.m., McMenamins Edgefield, Barley Room, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

I Take the Lead — 7:30 a.m., Park Place Coffee, 1288 S.E. 182nd Ave. Build your business by generating professional business leads and referrals. Visit itakethelead.com.

Gateway Area Business Association — noon, 740 S.E. 106th Ave., Portland. French Chef Robert Bradley of Loaves and Fishes and Linda Robinson of Gateway Green will speak. For more information, call 503-256-3910, ext. 1, or visit gabanet.com.

Soroptimist International of Gresham — Noon, Gresham Elks Club, 3330 N.E. Division St. A worldwide organization for women in management and professions, working through service projects to advance human rights and the status of women. Visit sigresham.org for information.

Kiwanis Club of Troutdale — 6 p.m., Shirley’s Tippy Canoe, 28242 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. Visit troutdalekiwanis.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information.

Oregon Equestrian Trails, Mt. Hood Chapter — 6 p.m., M&M Restaurant, 137 N. Main Ave. Equestrians in the Mount Hood/East County area who want to see Oregon remain a place where trail riders are welcome. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. after dinner. For more information, call Barb Adams at 503-695-3399.

Mental Illness Support Group for Family Members — 6:30 p.m., Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, Cascade Room, 23800 S.E. Stark St. A drop-in group for family members of people who have a mental illness to share their stories and find support. No registration needed. For information, call Nancy at 503-665-5481. Sponsored by NAMI of Multnomah County.

Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease Support Group — 7 p.m. People with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers can benefit from the shared experiences of others in a supportive environment. Open to patients, caregivers, family members and friends. Free and meets on the second Thursday of the month. Call April at 503-665-8846 or Donna at 503-805-2478 for information and meeting locations.

Oregon Association of Parliamentarians, Mt. Hood Chapter — 7:30 p.m., St. Luke the Physician Episcopal Church, 120 S.W. Towle Ave. OAP teaches, promotes, and disseminates the philosophy and principles underlying the rules of deliberative assemblies. Visit parliamentarians.org/or.


Connect with Success AM — 7 a.m., Office Depot, 2205 N.E Burnside, Gresham. A casual networking experience to meet more than 100 other Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce members and potential members. Call 503-665-1131 or visit greshamchamber.org for information.

Gresham Earlyrisers Kiwanis Club — 6:45 a.m., M&M Restaurant, 137 N. Main Ave. The Earlyrisers club is a service group dedicated to changing the world, one community and one child at a time. For more information, contact Dick Vaughn at 503-760-2106.

AM Business Connection — 7:30 a.m., Oregon City Acupuncture, 619 Madison St. Ste. 110, Oregon City. North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce members gather at a different business for networking and events. Free, and a continental breakfast is provided by the host business. Call 503-654-7777 or visit yourchamber.com for information.

Good Morning Damascus — 7:30 a.m., Clackamas County Fire District No. 1, Station 7, 10921 S.E. 172nd, Happy Valley. A business-networking event for Damascus-area businesses. For more information, call Mary Wescott at 503-658-3183 or visit gmdamascus.org.

Celebrate Recovery — 6 p.m., Good Shepherd Community Church, 28986 S.E. Haley Road, Boring. A 12-step recovery program based on Christian values. Child care available; must be 18 years of age or older. For information, call 503-666-8501 or visit goodshepherdcc.org.

Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue Support Group — 6:30 p.m., Gresham Wellness Center, 333 S.E. 223rd Ave., Suite 206. Come meet others and share ideas, resources and information in a supportive atmosphere. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-661-1302.


Daughters of the American Revolution, Oregon Trail Chapter — 10 a.m., Courtyard Fountains, 1545 S.E. 223rd Ave. A service organization, part of a national society, that promotes the preservation of American heritage and history, education and patriotism. For more information, visit rootsweb.com/~orotcdar.