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THURSDAY, MARCH 2
    Women’s retreat sponsored by Salem Evangelical Church, first of three consecutive days, Best Western Agate Beach Inn, 3019 N. Coast Hwy, Newberg 97365. Theme is “Anchored in Christ Through Prayer.” Featured speaker is Michelle Lind, a pastor’s wife from Northwood Christian Church in Springfield, a mother of five and a special education teacher.  503.385.7578 or megandunkin@hotmail.com or salemec.com
FRIDAY, MARCH 3
    1 to 5:30 p.m., Annual Sportsmen’s Trade Show, followed by 6 p.m. banquet, Good Shepherd Community Church, 28986 SE Haley Road, Boring, 97009. The trade show portion of the event  offers displays and information from local hunting, fishing and sports businesses, iand is free to the public.  Tickets for the banquet go on sale Feb. 10, with a suggested donation.  The banquet features unusual game from the area; featured speaker this year is Alan Robertson of TV’s Duck Dynasty.  503-784-2101 or 503-663-5050 or goodshepherdcc.org
    Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God’s Oregon Garden Getaway for women in ministry, first of two consecutive days, The Oregon Garden, 879 W. Main St., Silverton 97381. Theme is “Shine.” Featured speaker is  Teri Herndon, an ordained minister whose husband is a pastor in the Assemblies of God’s Northern California/Nevada District. 503-393-4411 or oregonag.org
    7 p.m., MCO Productions presents the musical Hadassah, the story of Esther, first of six performances this month  Performances tonight, Saturday at 7 and Sunday at 3 are at  Northside Community Church, 1800 N. Hoskins St., Newberg 97132.  Also at 7 p.m. March 10 at the Elsinore Theater, 170 High St. S.E., Salem 97301. Then returning to Newberg at 7 p.m. March 11 and  3 p.m. March 12 at Rock Point Church, 4301 N. College St. All Newberg shows have free admission; tickets to the Salem performance are $15.  mcoproductions_sherri@hotmail.com
    Next Level seminar presented by Pastor Robert Ryder, first of two consecutive days, Ryder Ministries, 10607 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie 97222. 503-652-2650 or ryder.org
    7 p.m., Journey Theater Arts Group presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr., first of five public performances, Alpenrose Opera House, 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road, Portland 97221.  Also at 7 p.m. March 4 and 10 and 2 p.m. March 11 and 12.  Advance tickets $14 adult, $10 youth and senior citizens, or $9 each for groups of 10 or more, except for “family day’ show on March 4 with all tickets $10 in advance.  Tickets for all show are $4 more if purchased at the door.  Also special school-day performances at 9:30 and 11:45 a.m. March 8, 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, MARCH 4
    Upward Trails ministry hike along the Cazadero Trail that runs along state Hwy 224 southeast of Portland.  A 5-mile level outing, starting at the high trestle near Eagle Creek going north. 503-668-8950 or upwardtrails.com
    6 to 8 p.m., Fourth annual Celebration Benefit Dinner for Ambassdor Ministries, 5100 N.W. Neahahnie Ave., Portland 97229. 503-692-2900 or craigdemo777@gmail.com
SUNDAY, MARCH 5

      9 a.m. to 5 p.m. , “Hands-On” Gardening Workshops for parents and kids,  Vancouver Community Adventist Church, 9711 St. Johns Road, Vancouver, Wash.  98665. Lynn Hoag of SunCountryGardens.com will show how to grow nutritious, healthy, healing and tasty produce. Separate class for kids and follow-up classes all summer.  Bring a brown bag lunch, garden rake and shovel. Handouts provided. Donations welcome. For reservations more information, email marilyn.puccinelli@gmail.com, phone 360-609-1461, or go to www.SunCountryGardens.com.

    Afternoon, Upward Trails ministry hike along the Fanno Creek Trail in Beaverton. A 3-mile level walk to see wintering waterfowl. 503-522-7205 or upwardtrails.com.
    VBS Fun Day sponsored by the Oregon conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Holden Convention Center at Gladstone Park Conference Center, 19500 Oatfield Road, Gladstone 97027. A look at programs that can be utilized in Vacation Bible Schools. 503-850-3500 or oregonconference.org
    Ministry Care retreat for pastors and other ministry leaders, first of six consecutive days, Brookside Inn,  8243 NE Abbey Rd, Carlton 97111  Led by licensed counselor Ryan Connor and life coach Calvin Habig.  Also offered this year June 4-9 and Oct. 22-27.  503-857-7501, 503-970-8449, Caringforthecalled@gmail.com
THURSDAY, MARCH 9
    Soorin Backer Ministries’ Pearls of Hope Conference, first of three consecutive days, Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites, 2525 Ashland St., Ashland 97520.  541.914.6132  or pearlsofhopeconference.com
FRIDAY, MARCH 10
    8:30 a.m. to 8:30  p.m., March Preview Day for prospective students at New Hope Christian College, 2155 Bailey Hill Road, Eugene 97405.  Campus tours, visits  to classes, a chapel service and with current students. The day concludes with a fun event presented by the college’s student life team.  $500 scholarship to the college offered to all who attend. 541-485-1780 or admissions@newhope.edu
     FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember for married couples, first of three consecutive days, Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Drive, Sunriver. Www.familylife.co
      Mission ConneXion Northwest presents The Journey Deepens, first of two consecutive days, Central Bible Church, 8815 NE Glisan St, Portland 97220.  This follow-up event to the January Mission ConneXion conference looks more closely at a wide range of questions related to potential involvement in foreign missions.  A chief objective is helping participants determine what their missions-related role should be now and in discerning their next steps.  Sessions are facilitated by experienced missions coaches and the format uses group times, individual sessions for personal reflection and small-group interaction with others on similar journeys.  To register, go to www.thejourneydeepens.com.  For more information, contact Don Parrott at donparrott@missionnext.org
    6:45 to 9:45 p.m., MarriageTeam coaches training, first of five sessions this month, U.S. Digital Outreach Center, 1400 N.E. 136th Ave., Vancouver, Wash. 98684.  Continues from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. On March 11 and 18 and 1 to 6 p.m. on March 12 and 19. MarriageTeam coaching couples help other couples resolve issues in their marriages.  To register, phone 360-450-6042 or go to marriageteam.wufoo.com/forms/
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      7 p.m., Journey Theater Arts Group presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr., first of five performances this month, Alder Creek Middle School 13801 S.e. Webster Road, Milwaukie 97267.  also at 7 p.m.  March 17 and 18 and 2 p.m. March 11 and 19.  Advance adult tickets are $14.  Youth and senior tickets are $10.  Groups of 10 or more are $9.  The “family day” performance is March 11 at 2 p.m. with all tickets $10 in advance.  Tickets for all performances are $4 more at the door.  360-750-8550 or journeytheater.org

SATURDAY, MARCH 11
    Upward Trails ministry outing to see Majestic Falls and other falls of the McDowell Creek area in Linn County. A 2.2-mile hike. 360-513-9244 or 503-484-7998 or upwardtrails.com
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Third annual regional conference for Shattering Stigma with Stories, Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, 4040 Sunset Dr, Lake Oswego 97035.  A focus on responding compassionately regarding mental health issues.  $40 includes lunch.  Childcare available with advance registration. 503-756-9135 or tjrolstad@gmail.com or Shatteringstigma.com
SUNDAY, MARCH 12
    5:30 to 9 p.m., Salem First Nations Gathering, Morningside United Methodist Church, 3674 12th St. S.E., Salem 97302. 503-364-5013.
THURSDAY, MARCH 16
    7 p.m., Valley-Wide Night of Praise sponsored by Mid-Valley Women for Christ, Willamette Community Church, 420 Third Ave., S.E., Albany 97321.  Featured speaker is Heather McMillan, co-leader of the family and children’s ministry of Life Bible Chuch in Harrisburg and creator of We Choose Virtues curriculum. All women welcome; childcare not provided. MidValleyWomenofChrist.org
    7 p.m., The Garden Tour with Kari Jobe and Bryan and Katie Torwalt in concert, Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 S.W. Borland Road, Tualatin 97062. Tickets $22.50 to $74.50. PremierProductions.com or KariJobe.com
FRIDAY, MARCH 17
    Northwest Baptist Convention’s MAPS (Ministry Assistant Professionals) Conference, first of two consecutive days, Vancouver, Wash. location to be announced.  509-735-4622 or 360-882-2100 or office@columbiabasinbaptist.org
    5:30 and 7:15 p.m., Islam and Christianity in Bible Prophecy, first of 11 consecutive evenings, Healing Hope Seventh-day Adventist Fellowship, 15150 N.E. Glisan St, Portland 97230. fter a decade of careful study international speaker Tim Roosenberg explains that God’s Word is not silent regarding Islam in these last days.  The study focuses on the book of Daniel, chapters 11 and 12. Light supper provided.  503-253-8595
    5:45 to 9:30 p.m., First evening of three-weekend training event sponsored by Road to Emmaus Biblical Counseling Center, Southwest Hills Baptist Church, 9100 S.W. 135th Ave., Beaverton 97008. Continues from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, then again April 21-22 and May 12-13.  $90 includes all materails, snaks and lunch on Saturdays. 503-524-8686 or www.wouthwesthills.org/adults/counseling
    Men’s Retreat with Pastor Dee Duke of Jefferson Baptist Church, first of three consecutive days, Christian Renewal Center, 22444 North Fork Road S.E., Silverton 97381. Suggested donation, $120 per person.  503-873-6743 or ChristianRenewalCenter.org
SATURDAY, MARCH 18
    Upward Trails ministry hike up the Eagle Creek Gorge.  An 8- to 10-mile hike featuring waterfalls but with some significant cliffs, so dogs on leash only.  503-718-7774 or upwardtrails.com.
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Compassion Gresham clinic, East County Church of Christ, 24375 S.E. Stark St., Gresham.  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.
    7 p.m., The Rock and Worship Roadshow with Red Collective, Steven Curtis Chapman, Francesca Battistelli, Passion, Family Forces and Jordan Feliz, the Pavlion at the Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 17th St. N.E., Salem 97301.  Speaker is Tony Wolf.   Pre-show party with Derek Minor and Urban Rescue. $10 at the door.  The roadshowtour.com
TUESDAY, MARCH 21
    Northwest Baptist Convention presents the Groups Matter Workshop with Carter Shotwell, first of two consecutive days, Northwest Baptist Center, 3200 N.E. 109th Ave. Vancouver, Wash. 98682  360-882-2100 or nwbaptist.org
    Northwest Baptist Convention’s Church Planting Basic Training, first of four consecutive days, location to be announced. 360-882-2100 or nwbaptist.org
THURSDAY, MARCH 23
    StandUpGirl.com Foundation Gala Dinner event, Rogue Valley Country Club, 2660 Hillcrest Road, Medford, 97504  Standupgirlfoundation.org

      Northwest Ministry Conference, first of three consecutive days, Overlake Christian Church, 9900 Willow Road N.E., Redmond, Wash. (near Seattle). www.nwmincon.org

FRIDAY, MARCH 24
Annual Big Lake Snow Retreat for singles, sponsored by the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, first of three consecutive days, Big Lake Youth Camp, 13100 U.S. 20, Sisters 97759.  Bring snowmobiles, cross-country skis, snowshoes, sleds and warm clothes. 541-998-3593 or 503-789-8911.
SATURDAY, MARCH 25
    Upward Trails ministry hike to see four waterfalls in the Starvation Creek area near Hood River. Also a drive to see the newly expanded section of the Columbia State Trail. 503-668-8950 or 503-648-9267 or upwardtrails.com
SUNDAY, MARCH 26
    Oregon Right to Life’s Camp Joshua pro-life leadership camp for ages 16 to 21, first of four consecutive days, Salem-area location to be announced. Keynote speake ris Alan Shlemon, who trains students to persuasively defend the unborn in their everyday interactions.  503-463-8563 or ortl.org
TUESDAY, MARCH 28
    Oregon-Pacific Nazarene District training on “Crucial Accountability,”  first of two consecutive days, Eugene First Church of the Nazarene, .727 W. Broadway, Eugene 97402. A focus on how to respond when people disappoint. . $100 for first-tie clergy, $200 for laity and $25 for repeat attenders.   503-581-3850 or orpac.org
    Marion County Community Connect, Salem First Baptist Church,
395 Marion St. N.E., Salem 97301. Scores of agencies and volunteerrs providing a wide range of services to local needy. 503-364-2285 or herm@salemLF.org or drwayne@salemLF.org
FRIDAY, MARCH 31
    Muslim ConneXion, first of two consecutive days, Southwest Bible Church, 14605 S.W. Weir Road Beaverton 97007.  missionconnexion.com
     2017 Oregon Prayer Conference sponsored by the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, first of three consecutive days, Twin Rocks Camp and Conference Center, 18705 US-101, Rockaway Beach 97136  Featured speaker is Melody Mason, author of Daring to Ask for More, with the topic “Above and Beyond.”  Those registering by March 16 receive a $25 discount.  541-367-4913 or orgcpersonalmin.netadvent.org/2017-prayer-retreat