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


Site Strategies to Reduce Energy Demand - 10 a.m. to noon, Portland Water Bureau Water House, 1616 N.E. 140th Ave., Portland. This training provides information on best outdoor management practices that can reduce demand for energy indoors through sustainable landscape design, construction and operations and maintenance. Students will be able to employ various vegetated (shading and wind blocks) and non-vegetated strategies (cool pavements and roofs) to reduce energy demand inside the building considering macro- and microclimates. Cost is $35. Advance registration required; visit or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Adult Basketball - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sweetbriar Elementary School gym, 502 S.E. Sweetbriar Lane, Troutdale. Pick-up games of basketball for adults ages 18 and older. The gym is closed on school holidays. Free.

Elks Bingo - 6:30 p.m., Gresham Elks Lodge, 3330 N.E. Division St. Members and guests welcome. For more information, call 503-666-1805.


Cherry Blossoms Senior Bingo - 1:15 to 3:15 p.m., East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave., Portland.

Bingo Night Fundraiser - 6:30 to 9 p.m., Gordon Russell Middle School, 3625 E. Powell Valley Road. This fundraiser for Wolfpack Athletics will help send its teams to international all-levels in Los Angeles. There will be dinner from Olive Garden and seven games of bingo. Tickets are $11 for adults and $6 for children ages 13 and younger. Call Shauna at 971-533-0128 or visit

Friday Night Magic - 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays, 4th Street Brewing Co., 77 N.E. Fourth St. Local magician Brian Proctor performs every Friday night at 4th Street Brewing. Visit or for information.

Friday Night Basketball - 7:30 to 9 p.m., Walt Morey Middle School gym, 2801 S.W. Lucas Drive, Troutdale. Basketball games for ages 12 to 17 years, supervised by Troutdale police. Participants must be dressed to play basketball or will not be permitted in the gym. The gym is closed on school holidays. Free, but bring identification.


Beautify the I-205 Multi-use Path - 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Interstate 205 and Southeast Fuller Road, Portland. Join Friends of Trees for a planting event along the Interstate 205 multi-use path. This is a three-year project to plant thousands of trees and native plants from Marine Drive all the way to the city of Gladstone. Arrive by 8:45 a.m. to register and enjoy coffee and breakfast treats. Gloves, tools and guidance provided. Participants younger than 18 only permitted with waiver; bring the completed waiver to the event. For more information, call Andrew Land at 503-282-8846, ext. 18, or visit

2011 Land-Use Forum - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Holiday Inn, 25425 S.W. 95th Ave., Wilsonville. Oregonians In Action is hosting this forum to look at Measure 49, land-use bills in the Legislature and news from around the state. Seating is limited. RSVP by calling 1-888-LAND-USE or visiting

Rummage and Bake Sale - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lynchwood Church of God, 3818 S.E. 174th Ave., Portland. There will be many bargains and great food.

Gardens of Eatin': Basic Vegetable Gardening - 10 a.m., Drake's 7 Dees, 16519 S.E. Stark St. Want to grow organic food but not sure how? Learn how to plant edibles in the correct spot and season, how to prep the soil and manage pests without toxic methods. Call Lynn Snodgrass at 503-546-8206 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information.

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