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Backyard Habitat open house set for July 16

The Friends of Tryon Creek is hosting a Backyard Habitat open house from 1-4 p.m. July 16 at a private Lake Oswego residence. Those wishing to attend can register online at tryonfriends.org, and the address will be sent to you. The open house is free and focuses on promoting wildlife habitat, stormwater management and controlling invasive species. Complimentary beer, wine and iced tea will be served and attendees can tour a newly certified yard with a rain garden.

Help at Native Plant Center

Volunteers are needed to help care for rare native plants that support regional restorative projects from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 16 and July 30 at the Native Plant Center, 2661 S.W. Borland Road in Tualatin. Summer activities include harvesting and planting native plant beds. No experience is needed. Gloves, tools, water and snack provided. Free, all ages invited. Registration is required online at oregonmetro.gov/calendar or call 503-972-8543.

Camions of Care holding packaging event

The Camions of Care team is holding a care packaging event from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 16 at First United Methodist Church, 1838 S.W. Jefferson St., Portland. The nonprofit group provides menstrual hygiene products for homeless and low income women. To learn more and to RSVP, visit the Camions of Care Facebook page.

CASA of Clackamas County holding golf tourney

Child Advocates Inc. will present the fourth-annual charity golf tournament Aug. 29 at The Oregon Golf Club, 25700 S.W. Petes Mountain Road in West Linn. The event begins with check-in and range play at 11 a.m., followed by the tournament start at 1 p.m. A barbecue dinner and raffle begin at 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for longest drives, hole-in-one and more. Mulligans can be purchased. Register online at tinyurl.com/zc6pwrr or call 503-723-0521.

Equine Outreach benefit concert set in Bend

Kurt Silva will present a benefit concert for Equine Outreach from 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 16 at Anker Farm, 61900 Anker Lane in Bend. Silva sings country, Americana and folk songs, and selections from the 1950s. Barbecued hamburgers, beverages and raffle prizes are included. Admission is a suggested donation of $10. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Tickets are available at the gate.

This charity is supported by Accent Lighting of Lake Oswego.

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