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IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH
    IF Gatherings for women, viewing a major women’s ministry conference in Austin, Texas, held at about 1,000 churches and other locations nationally including about 30 sites in this part of the Northwest and at varying dates and times In Oregon at press time, IF Gatherings were planned in Eugene, Springfield, Hood River, Sweet Home, Sherwood, Wilsonville, Beaverton, Tigard, Hillsboro, McMinnville, Lake Oswego, Woodburn, Portland, Milwaukie, Grsham, Salem, Turner, Albany and Rockaway Beach. In southwest Washington, IF Gathering showings are planned in Camas, Ridgefield, Brush Prairie, Longview and Ocean Park. ifgathering.com
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1
    9:30 a.m., Portland AM Aglow with speaker John Mark Pool, New Hope Community Church, 11731 S.E. Stevens Road, Happy Valley 97086.  Pool is co-founder of Word to the World Ministries and ministers prophetically internationally. portlandamaglow@
gmail.com
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2
    Generation Unleashed youth conference, first day of three-day weekend event, City Bible Church’s Rocky Butte campus, 9200 N.E. Fremont St., Portland 97220. Theme is “As It Is in Heaven.” 503-255-2224 or www.generationunleashed.com
    7:30 p.m., Looking for America Tour Part II with Switchfoot and Relient K in concert, McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St., Portland 97209. $32.50 advance, $37 day of show.; VIP $60.crystalballroompdx.com or switchfoot.com/tour
    7:30 p.m., George Fox University theatre department presents the Stephen Sondheim musical Sunday in the Park with George, first of final four performances, Wood-Mar Auditorium on the Newberg campus.  Also at  7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 and 4 and 2 p.m. Feb. 5.  $14 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and George Fox alumni, and $8 for students and children younger than 12. 503-554-2632 or theatre.georgefox.edu
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3
    Upward Trails ministry cross-country ski outing to Trillium Lake near Mount Hood.  A 5- to 6-mile trek. 503-522-7205 or upwardtrails.com
    6:45 to 8:45 p..m, Foundations of Life Conference presented by Foundations of Truth Ministries, first of two consecutive days, Calvary Community Church, 2655 38th Ave, Longview, Wash. 98632. Continues from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Theme is “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by God Himself.” Featured speakers are Chris Ashcraft, science teacher at a Christian school near Seattle and adjunct professor at Northwest University; Patrick Nurre of the Seattle-based ministry Northwest Treasures, and Paul Taylor, director of Mount St. Helens Creation Information Center. Free admission. 503-728-2045, 503-395-7851 or Foundationsoftruth.org
    Evening, IF Gathering for women (see listing above under “In February and March”), first of two consecutive days, Calvary Community Church, 2717 NE Third Ave., Camas, Wash. 98607.  https://register.ifgathering.com/event/ifeast-clark-county-washington
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4
    Upward Trails minsitry hike on the Ruckel Creek Trail in the Columbia River Gorge.  A 4- to 6-mile trek. 503-718-7774 or upwardtrails.com.
    9 to 11 a.m., Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision brunch, Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, 4040 Sunset Drive, Lake Oswego. Featured speaker is Chris Palusky, vice president of humanitarian and emergency affairs at World Vision, who will discuss his agency’s response to Syria’s humanitarian crisis. This complimentary brunch is open to both women and men. www.cwwov.org
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Compassion Rockwood mini-clinic, Knova Learning, 740 S.E. 182nd Ave., Portland 97233. Local churches and Compassion Connect collaborate to offer limited free medical and dental care on a first-come, first-served basis. compassionconnect.webconnex.com/compassionnetwork.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5
    Super Bowl Sunday. This afternoon is the 51st anniversary NFL championship game, telecast from Houston, Texas. Some churches will sponsor special viewing parties.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6
    Global Legacy Conference, first of two consecutive days, New Horizons Church, 2705 NE Destiny Drive McMinnville, 97128 Global Legacy is Bethel Church of Redding, Calif.’s relational network of revival leaders. It exists to connect and encourage revivalists everywhere in every type of career or vocation to see the Kingdom of God advance. 503-472-4970 or inewhorizons.org
    11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Amy Stoner speaking at luncheon sponsored by Vancouver chapter of Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship in America, Home Town Buffet, 7809-B N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive, Vancouver, Wash. 98662. Stoner directs Healing Hearts ministry in Portland and ministers in healing, deliverance and prophecy.  She is former director of a women’s shelter. $9.50. 503-536-3608 or www.fgbmfamerica.org
    6 p.m., Vancouver Aglow monthly meeting with speaker Kathie Cassady, Shiloh Fellowship Church, 10700 S.E. 10th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98664,  Cassady is a prayer leader who has been involved with the National Day of Prayer, Franklin Graham’s Decision America tour, and in establishing a House of Prayer in the Washington State Capitol in Olympia.  She also is president of Daniel’s Prayer Ministry. 360-694-6914.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7
    9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ,PAA Day for prospective students at Portland Adventist Academy, followed by Parent Night, at the school, 1500 S.E. 96th Ave., Portland 97216  Daytime event includes free lunch and T-shirt for visiting students. Evening event answers parents’ questions about finances, scholarships, academics and spiritual opportunities. 503-255-8372, ext. 210 or 503-244-8372 or paasda.org
    11 a.m., Prayer meeting (half-hour) followed by worship and luncheon with guest speaker John Mark Pool sponsored by the Portland chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave. Portland 97266. From Louisiana-based Word to the World Ministries, Pool is part of the “Round Table of Prophets” and takes the five-fold ministry to churches across America and worldwide. $10 for required buffet; beverages included for senior citizens. 503-927-0213 or wwwfgbmfamerica.org or w2wmin.org
    Noon to 1 p.m., Start of 16-week luncheon series on The Identity Project, Sterling Communications, 14945 S.W. Sequoia Pkwy.,  No. 110, Portland 97224.  A focus on growing in a “Kingdom mindset” and walking in greater intimacy with God.  $750 advance, or $800 regular installment payment rate, for the full series; need-based scholarships available. 503-544-6166 or IdentityProject.us
    5:30 to 7 p.m., V2A Solutions’ Insider Event with Charles Mugisha and Alan Hotchkiss of Africa New Life Ministries, Colossae Church, 12244 S.W. Garden Place, Tigard 97223.  The ministry seeks to provide orphans in Rwanda with an education and spiritual development; to date,  7,000 children have been sponsored. RSVP at http://v2a.com/insider-events/
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8
    7 p.m., Live on Forever Tour with The Afters, Jason Gray and Jonny Diaz in concert, Southlake Church, 1555 S.W. Borland Road, West Linn 97068. $15 to $45.  transparentproductions.com
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9
    Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God’s Fusion conference for children and youth workers, first of three consecutive days, Peoples Church, 4500 Lancaster Drive N.E., Salem 97315. 503.393.4411 |or @oregonag.org
    7:30 p.m., “Universe of Wonder: Galaxies, Stars, Planets and Life,” the annual Dalton Lecture at George Fox University, Bauman Auditorium on the Newberg campus.  Speaker is Jennifer Wiseman, senior astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. She also directs the program of Dilague on Science, Ethics and Religion for the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Free admission.  Preceded by an additional free lecture at 3 p.m. in Wood-Mar Auditorium on “Frontiers of Astronomical Discovery: Galaxies, Dark Energy and the Search for Life.” The Dalton Lecture Series on science was named for John Dalton, a 19th century Quaker scientist. 503-554-2710 or georgefox.edu/daltonlecture
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Full-day workshop for the faith and youth services community on the problem of child sex abuse and offenders, Portland Police Bureau Traiing Center, 14912 N.E. Airport Way, Portland 97230. Co-sponsored by the police bureau, CARES Northwst, CBI Consulting, Restore Hope and Crew Janic LL. Training for staff and volunteers about sex offenders, child sexual abuse, risk management and prevention. Due to graphic content, this event is limited to those 18 or older. Also limited to the first 80 registrants. $75, includes lunch; discount offered for groups of three or more. RSVP to 503-667-1189 or 503-703-1031 or pam@restoretheirhope.com or jerilynevans@me.com
    6 to 9 p.m., Tim Tebow Foundation presents the Night to Shine prom for people with special needs, four locations: Mountainview Christian Church, 1890 N.E. Cleveland Ave., Gresham 97030; Newberg Christian Church, 2315 Villa Road, Newberg 97132; Westside Community Church, 4000 S.W. Western Blvd., Corvallis 97333; and Suburban Christian Church, 2760 S.W. 54rd St., Corvallis 97333.  Hosted tonight by more than 350 churches worldside, Night to Shine is centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. Every guest of Night to Shine enters this complimentary event on a red carpet complete with a warm welcome from a friendly crowd and paparazzi. Once inside, guests receive the royal treatment, including hair and makeup stations, shoe shining areas, limousine rides, corsages and boutonnieres, a catered dinner, karaoke, prom favors for each honored guest and more. timtebowfoundation.org
    7 p.m., Live on Forever Tour with The Afters, Jason Gray and Jonny Diaz in concert, Mountain Church, 1 E. Main St., Medford 97501.. $15 to $45.  transparentproductions.com
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11
    Upward Trails ministry hike on the wooded 1.5 miles of trails near Washington State University’s Vancouver campus, and also on the paved Salmon Creek Trail. 503-668-8950 or 503-648-9267 or upwardtrails.com.
    1 to 3 p.m., “Galentine’s Day” Celebration with Christian comedienne and author Anita Renfroe, 2711 N.E. Andresen Road, Vancouver, Wash. 98661. $20. tinyurl.com/galentinesday2017
    7 p.m., Sandi Patty and Veritas in concert on her “Forever Grateful” Farewell Tour, East Hill Church, 701 N. Main Ave. Gresham 97030. General admission $35, VIP Tickets $100. KPDQ.com/sandipatty
    7 p.m., Third season of Encore Concert series presents the Mount Hood Camerata with “Beethoven’s Piano Concert No. 5,” Mill Plain United Methodist Church, 15804 S.E. Main Plain Blvd, Vancouver, Wash. 98684.  Also performing Mozart’s Overture from “The Marriage of Figaro.” Free admission; donateions welcomed. 360-892-2421 or www.millplainmusic.org
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12
    4 p.m., Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra in concert for its 15th season, Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church, 10501 S.E. Market St., Portland 97216. Free admission. 360-773-1086 or sunnysidesymphony@gmail.com
    5:30 to 9 p.m., Salem First Nations Gathering, Morningside United Methodist Church, 3674 12th St. S.E., Salem 97302. 503-364-5013.
     6 to 8:30 p.m., Annual business meeting for Good Samaritan Ministries, at the ministry offices, 7929 S.W. Cirrus Drive, Bldg. 23, Beaverton 97008. Elecction of board members, vision-casting and a report from Executive Director Teresa Stroup, and a hot dinner. No registration required, all are welcome. 503-644-2339 or GoodSamaritanMinistries.org
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13
    11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Matthew Cummings speaking at luncheon sponsored by Vancouver chapter of Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship in America, Home Town Buffet, 7809-B N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive, Vancouver, Wash. 98662.  Cummings is an evangelist and prophetic minister who has done outreach throughout the United States, Israel and Europe.  He was part of a revival in New Meixco that brought about unity among churches within a 100-mile radius of the city of Portales. $9.50. 503-536-3608 or www.fgbmfamerica.org
VALENTINE’S DAY
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14
    Valentine’s Day. A day associated with romantic love. Trac4ed to an early Christian saint named Valentinus. Some churches will have special events.
    11 a.m., Prayer meeting (half-hour) followed by worship and luncheon with guest speaker Jerry VanWinkle sponsored by the Portland chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave. Portland 97266. A former U.S. Marine, VanWinkle will share his testimony and why he believes in God. $10 for required buffet; beverages included for senior citizens. 503-927-0213, wwwfgbmfamerica.org or w2wmin.org
    1:30 to 3:30 p.m., 17th annual Valentine Open House, Parkview Christian Retirement Community, 1825 N.E. 108th Ave., Portland. Chocolate, refreshments, gifts and prize drawings. 503-255-7160 or www.ParkviewRetirement.org
    6 to 7:30 p.m., Lebanon After 5 Connection dinner and program for women, The Lobby, 661 S. Main St., Lebanon 97355.  Theme is “Sweet Treats.”   Featured speaker and singer is Niki Davis, a home-schooling mother and grandmother from Clatskanie.  Also special presentation by Janice Jakola of Sugar Vibes Donuts in Lebanon.  $8.50.  RSVP to 541-258-6414 or 541-259-1396 or d.neve@comcast.net or NancyPinzino@comcast.net
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16
    Standards of Excellence in Short-term Missions pre-conference, Eastridge Church, 14100 S.E. Sunnyside Road, Clackamas 97015. This is held in conjunction with the Short-term Mission ConneXion conference at the church on Friday and Saturday. missionconnexion.com/short-term-mission-connexion
    Lutheran Elementary Schools Tournament, first of three consecutive days, Concordia University, 2811 N.E. Holman St, Portland, 97211 Elementary schools from Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Nevada and California that are affiliated with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod participate in academic and athletic competitions. 206-228-3724 or www.cu-portland.edu
    7 p.m,. Scott Volk of North Carolina-based Together for Israel speaking, Heritage Church, 8803 N.E. 76th St, Vancouver, Wash. 98662. A Messianic Jew with two decades of experience in pastoral work, Volk’s ministry seeks “to partner with the Church for the salvation of Israel.” 360-694-7181 or togetherforisrael.org or heritagenorthwest.org
    7:30 p.m, Soheil Nasseri, internationall renowned pianist, performing in the 11th annual Bosendorfer Concert Series at George Fox University, Bauman Auditorium on the Newberg campus.  $12 general admission, $8 for senior citizens and George Fox alumni, and $6 for students and children younger than 12. 503-554-3844 or music.georgefox.edu/concerts
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17
    6 to 9 p.m., Volunteer training for Pregnancy Counseling and Information Centers of McMinnville, Lafayette and Newberg, first of four sessions this month, conference room of First Federal Saving and Loan, 111 N.E. Third St., McMinnville 97128. Continues from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 18 and 25 and 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 24.  $40 per person or $50 per couple.  503-434-4400 or 503-538-2350 or www.pregnancyhelp.info
     6:30 to 8:30 p.m., CD release party and concert by worship evangelist Shannon Butcher, IKE Box, 299 Cottage St. N.E., Salem 97301.  The title of her first-ever CD is “Royalty.” shannonmichellebutcher.com
    7 p.m., Short-term Mission ConneXion, first of two consecutive days. Eastridge Church, 14100 S.E. Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas 97015. Concludes at 4 p.m. Saturday. Plenary speakers include Brian Heerwagen of Delta Ministries; Mike and Annette Hammond, missions pastors at Grace Foursquae Church in Camas,Wash.; and Brian Stark, outreach pastor at South Hills Church in Kennewick, Wash. missionconnexion.com/short-term-mission-connexion
    7 p.m., Journey Theater Arts Group presents James and the Giant Peach Jr., first of five public performances, Ridgefield High School, 2630 S. Hillhurst, Ridgefield, Wash. 98642.  Also at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 and 24 and 2 p.m. Feb. 25 and 26.  Advance tickets $14 adult, $10 youth and senior citizens, or $9 each for groups of 10 or more, except for “family day’ show on Feb. 18 with all tickets $10 in advance.  Tickets for all show are $4 more if purchased at the door.  360-750-8550 or www.journeytheater.org
    7 to 9:30 p.m., MarriageTeam coaches training, first of five sessions this month, Church on the Hill, 2707 Maranatha Court S.E., Turner 97392. Continues from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Feb. 18 and 25 and 1 to 5:45 p.m. on Feb. 19 and 26. MarriageTeam coaching couples use proven materials and techniques to help other couples resolve issues in their marriages. To register, phone 360-450-6042 or go to marriageteam.wufoo.com/forms/z7x3k7/
    Evening, Young Adult Weekend of Worship sponsored by the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, first of two consecutive days, Holden Convention Center at Gladstone Park Conference Center, 19500 Oatfield Road, Gladstone 97027. 503-850-3500 or oregonconference.org
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18
    Upward Trails ministry ski outing on the Crosstown Trail near Government Camp on Mount Hood. The trail climbs from the Enid Lake loop to the summit ski area at the top of Government Camp.  A gentle climb through the woods and then a downhill ski run back to the Glacier View Snow Park. A 5.6-mile round trip.  503-484-7998 or upwardtrails.com.
    Women of Purpose Internaational’s annual Stewardship Luncheon, Tigard Covenant church, 11321 S.W. Naeve St. Tigard 97224. 503-443-2007 or womenofpurpose.com
    9 a,m., Design Science Association meeting, Greater Portland Bible Church, 2374 S.W. Vermont St., Portland 97219.  Maureen O’Kane will speak on “Choose Life!” a look at what neighboring planets and moons teach about “the choice Jesus so desperately wants us to make.”  designsciencenw.org
    9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Willamette Sportsman Show sponsored by Jefferson Baptist Church, first of two consecutive days, Linn County Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road E., Albany. Also 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Seminars, vendors, raffles and activities. $6 for ages 13 and older, free for 12 and younger. willamettesportsmanshow.com
    6 p.m., Annual fundraising dinner and auction for Called to Rescue, Sheraton Hotel, 8235 N.E. Airport Way, Portland 97220. Theme is “What Do We Fight For?” Called to Rescue confronts the sex trafficking industry. Featured speaker, by way of video, is UFC fighter Mark Munoz, “The Filipino Wrecking Machine.” Semi-formal attire. $50. 360-356-3761 or calledtorescue.org
    7 to 11 p.m., Mission Portland Singles Network’s Valentine’s Dance, Oaks Park Dance Pavilion,7805 S.E. Oaks Park Way, Portland 97202.  Dance lesson during first hour.  Dress casual to dressy; those attending are encouraged to wear red, pink or white. $12. mpsn.org
PRESIDENT’S DAY
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20
    President’s Day. A federal, state and local holiday honoring those who have held the highest office in the nation.
    Ministers and Spouses Retreat for the Churches of God (Anderson, Ind.) of Oregon and southwest Washington, first of three consecutive days, Best Western Agate Beach Inn, 3019 Oregon Coast Hwy, Newport 97365. Theme is “Mountains, Valleys and Deserts: The Precious Gift of Each Other.” Guest speaker is Lou Foltz, professor emeritus of educational psychology at Warner Pacific College in Portland. Worship leader is Pastor Tim Irwin. 503-393-3510 or orwacog.org
    5:30 p.m., Graduate and Seminary Preview event at Multnomah University, 8435 NE Glisan St, Portland 97220. www.multnomah.edu
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21
    11 a.m., Prayer meeting (half-hour) followed by worship and luncheon with guest speaker Pastor Georl Niles sponsored by the Portland chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave. Portland 97266. Niles is pastor of the Calling Church in Camas, Wash.  He testifies of seeing many signs and wonders in the past eight years, including some instant healings.. $10 for required buffet; beverages included for senior citizens. 503-927-0213 or wwwfgbmfamerica.org or w2wmin.org
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22
    Love After Marriage intensive workshop with Paul and Sue Lavier, first of four consecutive days, Grace Chapel, 9600 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville 97070. globallegacy.com
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23
    StandUpGirl.com Foundation Gala Dinner event, The Loft at the Red Building, 20 Basin St., Astoria 97103 Standupgirlfoundation.org
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24
    9 a.m., Northwest Baptist Convention’s Eagles Retreat for children of those serving in ministry, first of two consecutive days, Northwest Baptist Center, 3200 N.E. 109th Ave., Vancouver, Wash. 98682. Concludes at 5 p.m. Saturday. 360-921-9587 or youthguy@nwbaptist.org
    13th annual Mid-Valley Men’s Conference with featured speakers Bill and Jesse Butterworth, first of three consecutive days, Salem Evangelical Church, 455 Locust St. N.E., Salem 97301. The author of more than three dozen books, Bill Butterworth was on the faculty of Florida Bible College for eight years and was director of counseling ministries at Insight for Living, the radio ministry of Chuck Swindoll, for seven years. His son Jesse, an accomplished song writer and musician, is lead pastor of Rain City Church in Bellevue, Wash. Theme for their messages is “Building Bridges”….to God, to one’s mate, to one’s children and to one another. 503-581-0102 or www.salemec.com/ministries/mens-ministries/mid-valley-mens-conference/
    Worship Northwest, first of two consecutive days, Dayspring Fellowship, 755 Lockhaven Dr NE, Keizer, 97303. Speakers and exhibits on all facets of worship ministry. Theme this year is “Pure Joy.” worshipnorthwest.com
    Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God’s Man Camp, first of three consecutive days, Camp Elkanah. 49504 state Highway 244, La Grande 97850 Speakers are Duane Pippitt, lead pastor at Redmond Assembly of God, and Mike Derrickson, worship leder at Pendleton First Assembly of God. 503.393.4411 or @oregonag.org
     6 p.m., Annual Life Change program celebration for Eugene Mission, Eugene First Church of the Nazarene, 730 W. Eighth Ave., Eugene 97402.  Theme is “Setting the Captives Free.” Dessert, refreshments and fellowship to follow. 541-344-3251 or eugenemission.org
    6:30 p.m., Fight Night with Les and Leslie Parrott, Grace Community Church, 800 N.E. Hogan, Gresham 97080. A fun event filled with humor, fresh insight, and new strategies from relationship experts on how to fight a good fight. Designed for newlyweds, “oldyweds,” seriously dating, engaged couples — anyone wanting to make a good relationship great. Light refreshments  served. $10 per person.  503-492-9966.
    7 p.m., Journey Theater Arts Group presents Shrek the Musical Jr., first of six public performances, Washburn Performing Arts Center at Washougal High School, 1201 39th St., Washougal, Wash. 98671.  Also at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 and March 3 and 2 p.m. on Feb. 26 and March 4 and 5.  Advance tickets $14 adult, $10 for youth and senior citizens, and $9 each for groups of 10 or more; except for the Feb. 25 “family day” performance with all tickets $10 advance.  Tickets for all shows are $4 more if purchased at the door. Also special school-day performances at 9:30 and 11:45 a.m. March 1, at advance ticket rate of $6 each for groups of 10 to 99 or $5 each for groups of 100 or more.  School day tickets at the door $8.  360-750-8550 or www.journeytheater.org
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25
    Upward Trails ministry hike on about four miles of trails through Tryon Creek State Park in southwest Portland. A kid-friendly outing. Dogs on leashes only. 503-668-8950 or 503-648-9267 or upwardtrails.com.
    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Oregon Christian Writers’ Winter One-Day Conference, Chemeketa Community College, 4000 Lancaster Drive N.E., Salem, 97305. . Keynote speaker is author James Rubart. Theme is “Unfettered: Freeing Ourselves to Write.” $45 for OCW members, $70 for non-members; $35 for students. www.oregonchristianwriters.org
    Noon to 4 p.m., 2017 Freedom Rally sponsored by the Oregon Liberty Alliance, Oregon Convention Center, Portland. Speakers include former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Star Parker. of the Center for Rewal and Education, Congressman Scott Taylor, Star Parker and Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson. $35 for ages 17 and older, free for 16 and younger.  503-257-0444 or www.OregonLibertyAlliance.com
    “Unshakable” Marriage Workshop led by Keith Potter, Oregon Christian Convention grounds, 5605 Jubilee Drive S.E., Turner 97392. Potter is vice president of advancement at Northwest Christian University in Eugene and author of Unshakable: the Buildnig Blocks to an Enduring Marriage. $45. 503-743-2101 or oregonchristianconvention.org
    Creation Weekend with Mike Riddle of Creation Training Initiative and Answers in Genesis, first of two consecutive days, Calvary Bible Church, 560 Laneda Ave., Manzanita, 97130. Topic this morning is is “The Bible: The First Three Chapters,” and tonight it is “Aliens, UFOs and the Bible.” At Sunday services, 8:30 and 11 a.m., topic is “Genesis and End Times,” and during 10 a.m. Sunday school it is “Dinosaurs and the Bible.” At 6:45 p.m. is “Four Power Questions to Ask an Evolutionist.” 503-368-5202 or creationtraining.org
    7 to 10 p.m., Anniversary Extravaganza, a benefit for the ministry Xpose Hope, PDX Church 125 S.W. Miles St., Portland 97219. Portland, OR 97219. Xpose Hope seeks to show the love of Christ to those in the adult entertainment industry, to stem the tide of trafficking in the Northwest and to educate parents and children about safety. This is an evening of worship, dancing, and dessert. as well as gift baskets, to celebrate the first year of outreach.  For information: 971-319-4413 or xposehope@gmail.com.  For tickets, which are $15 to $25, go to: www.eventbrite.com/e/xpose-hopes-anniversary-xtravaganza-tickets-31274498868
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27
    Sixth annual RainFest Golf Challenge to benefit Salem Leadership Foundation, Salem Golf Club, 2025 Golf Course Rd S, Salem 97302. 503-315-8924 or wwwlSalemLF.org
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28
    11 a.m., Prayer meeting (half-hour) followed by worship and luncheon with guest speaker Nathan Humbyrd sponsored by the Portland chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave. Portland 97266. Humbyrd is a prophetic and healing minister from Yelm, Wash., who does outreach both in the U.S. and worldwide, including India, Africa and Mexico.. $10 for required buffet; beverages included for senior citizens. 503-927-0213 or wwwfgbmfamerica.org or w2wmin.org