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Events calendar for Feb. 8

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 to 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.

THURSDAY, FEB. 9

Orchid Sales - 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, Main Lobby, 24800 S.E. Stark St. Hosted by the Volunteers Guild; proceeds benefit patient and family projects.

Heart Health Education Seminar - 6:30 p.m., Gresham Town Fair Chiropractic Center, 592 N.W. Eastman Parkway. Presented by Dr. Robert Ramsey. Free. RSVP to Michaela at 503-667-6744.

Gang Enforcement Parent Education Night - 7 p.m., Centennial High School Auditorium, 3505 S.E. 182nd Ave. The East Metro Gang Enforcement Team will help parents understand what gang recruitment looks like, what signs to look for in children and what parents can do. There will be a question-and-answer session. The event is free and no registration is required. Presented by Gresham's Youth Advisory Committee in cooperation with Centennial High School. Call Cathy Harrington at 503-618-2482.

SATURDAY, FEB. 11

Breakfast Fundraiser for Meals-On-Wheels - 8 to 11 a.m., Ambleside Loaves and Fishes Center, 600 N.E. Eighth St. The menu includes pancakes, ham, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy. Live music and raffles will also be offered. Tickets are $5 or $2.50 for ages 12 and younger. Proceeds support Meals-On-Wheels in serving seniors in Gresham. Sponsored by Local 63 of the Boeing Machinists Union.

End-of-Life Workshop for Faith Leaders - 8:30 a.m. to noon, Metro Church of Christ, 1525 N.W. Division St. Gretchen Brauer-Rieke, a certified advanced-

care-planning facilitator, will join Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries to offer the workshop, which is open to faith community leaders throughout the Portland-metro area. Copies of her book, 'In Advance: A Practical Guide to Making Your Own End-of-Life Health Care Decisions,' will be provided to participants. The cost is $20, which covers all materials and refreshments. Attendees can register at the door or in advance by calling 503-413-4137. Visit npnm.org for more information.

A Valentine for the Clackamas - 9 a.m. to noon, Boring Station Trailhead on Richey Road, Boring. Plant trees and remove blackberries to improve local streamside habitat. Tools, plants, gloves and training provided. Free. Unaccompanied minors must present a signed parental consent form. For more information or to request the permission form, call 503-558-0550. Hosted by Clackamas River Basin Council.

Gardening Clinics and Events - 10 a.m., Drake's 7 Dees, 16519 S.E. Stark St. Drake's is hosting four free clinics throughout the day, including Houseplants 101, a clinic on indoor gardening and a terrarium make-and-take. Call 503-256-2223, ext. 1, for a schedule and information.

Guide Dogs for the Blind Graduation - 1:30 p.m., Guide Dogs for the Blind, 32901 S.E. Kelso Road, Boring. Open to the public. Call 503-668-2100 for information.

Tribute to Frank Sinatra - 7 to 9 p.m., Gresham Memorial Chapel, 257 S.E. Roberts Ave. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling Ruth at 503-666-7273 or 503-260-3479. Proceeds support My Sister's House, a home for women and children in transition.




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