Here are some of the events, activities, exhibits and performances in The Outlook's coverage area for this week

PMG FILE PHOTO  - A World War II exhibit the East County Historical Organization installed in the Heslin House bedroom in Fairview includes posters, ration books and other memorabilia focused on the Homefront. Tours available every third Saturday. See listing for details. To list an arts-, entertainment-, or activity-related event in the weekly Out & About calendar on Tuesday, please email details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than the previous Thursday.


Gresham Eagles Mardis Gras Fundraiser — 4-9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, Gresham Eagles Lodge, 117 N.E. Roberts Ave. New Orleans style party with Cajun dinner, Zydeco dance lessons, the New Iberians Zydeco Band and Wild Bill's Casino games. Come in costume or receive masks and beads at the door. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door and can be purchased at or the St. Henry Church office, 346 N.W. First St. Proceeds benefit Zarephath Kitchen and Pantry. For more information, visit

Country Cut-Ups Square Dance Club — 7-10:30 p.m. first, fourth and fifth Saturday nights, 13987 S.E. Richey Road, Boring. Dance classes are held from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays. First class is free, $5 per person after that. For more info, call Marc at 503-502-8478.

Book events at Maggie Mae's Kids Bookshop — 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, storytime for ages 1-3 with an adult; 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, for ages 1-6 with an adult. Maggie Mae's Kids Bookshop, 43 N.W. Third Ave., Gresham. For more information, visit

Book Events at Books Around the Corner — 40 N.W. Second St. 4-5 p.m. First Wednesdays Writers Group; 4-5 p.m. First Fridays Historical Fiction Book Club; 6-7 p.m. Second Tuesdays Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club; 4:30-5:30 p.m., Second Thursdays Teen Book Club; 6-7 p.m. Second Fridays Nonfiction Book Club; 6-7 p.m. Second Wednesdays Book Talk Book Club; 6-7 p.m. Third Thursdays Page Turner Book Club; 6-8 p.m. Third Saturdays Silent Book Club; 6-7 p.m. Fourth Thursdays Horror Book Club; 6-7 p.m. Last Wednesdays Fiction Addiction Book Club; Check website calendar for True Crime Book Club and Cookbook Club. Free. Visit for more information.


2020 Vision — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays Monday, Feb. 10, through Thursday, April 9, city of Gresham Visual Arts Gallery, Public Safety & Schools Building, 1331 N.W. Eastman Parkway. The city of Gresham's latest art exhibition as described in its prospectus: "When we hear 2020, we may be thinking about the fresh beginning of a new decade. Or maybe it brings to mind the clarity that comes with perfect eyesight. Whatever your 2020 Vision, show us what will be coming into focus for you this year, whether it is something you imagine for the future, something that has become clearer in hindsight, or something in between." An artist reception will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday evening, Feb. 20, followed by an artist talk by Mel Lindsay, professional artist, art teacher and Gresham Art Committee member, on "How Have Artists Envisioned and Interpreted 'Future' Throughout History? Free. For more information, visit

Heslin House Museum — House tours noon to 4 p.m. every third Saturday, 30 Main St., Fairview. The East County Historical Organization has installed a new World War II exhibit in the bedroom including posters, ration books and other memorabilia focused on the Homefront. For more information, visit or call 503-618-0946.

Harlow House Museum — 1-3 p.m. Sundays, 726 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. The home was built in 1900 on what was known as the Harlow Farm by Fred Harlow, son of Troutdale founder Capt. John Harlow. The house is relatively unchanged from the day it was built. Visit or call 503-661-2164 for more information.

King of Roads Exhibit — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Troutdale Historical Society Barn Exhibit Hall, 732 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. Call 503-661-2164 for more information.

Zimmerman Heritage Farm — noon to 4 p.m. every third Saturday, 17111 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Gresham. "Vases and Valentines" exhibit features designs in Depression Glass, Carnivale Glass, and pottery from Roseville, Hull and van Briggle on vases pulled from the house's collection for the first time. Also featured is the contents of a traveling trunk found in the house, which belonged to Isobel Zimmerman's uncle, Andrew McCall, on exhibit for just a few more months. Admission is a $5 suggested donation. Visit for more information.


The Hoppy Brewer — 328 N. Main Ave., Gresham. 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, live music with Bob Voll; 6:30-8:30 p.m, Beer Event with Hopworks Brewing. Free. For more information, visit or call 503-328-8474.

The Bronx Bar — 23705 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Wood Village. Live music 7:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 20-22. Free. Visit or call 503-489-6555 for more information.

M&M Restaurant and Lounge — 137 N. Main Ave, Gresham. 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21 and 22, live music with Fare Game Band. Free. Visit "M&M Restaurant & Lounge" on Facebook or call 503-665-2626 for complete schedule

Spud Monkey's — 17312 N.E. Halsey St., Portland/Gresham. Live music on Fridays. Free. For more information, call 503-492-3880.

Spinella's Off the Wall — 436 N. Main Ave., Gresham. 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, live music with Dalton Huxley; 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, Sonny Hess; For more information, visit or call 503-492-0800.

Gresham Senior Center — 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, live music with Boothill Express playing country tunes. Potluck dinner precedes music at 5 p.m. Cost is $5. From noon to 3:30 p.m. the last Sunday of the month, the center hosts the NW Jamboree. Jam with the group or just listen. Set-up begins at 11:30 a.m. Gresham Senior Center, 600 N.E. Eighth St. For more information, call 503-988-4870 or visit

Spot On Sports Pub — 209 N. Main Ave., Gresham. Visit Spot on Sports Pub on Facebook or call 503-328-6155 for more information.

Edgefield Live Music Series — McMenamins Edgefield Winery Tasting Room, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale, 7-9 p.m. All shows are free, for those age 21 and older. Visit for more information.

- Tuesday, Feb. 18: Thomas Murdick

- Wednesday, Feb. 19: Charlotte McCaslin

- Thursday, Feb. 20: Matt Brown

- Friday, Feb. 21: Wanderlodge

- Saturday, Feb. 22: McDougal

- Sunday, Feb. 23: Swingali

- Monday, Feb. 24: Groovy Wallpaper with David Langenes

- Tuesday, Feb. 25: Warren Floyd

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