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Thursday May 31, 2012
Start: 7:30 am
End: 8:30 am

When: Thu, May 31, 2012 7:30AM-8:30AM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17500 NE Pacific St
Gresham, OR
Get map!
Cost: Free

Greet the Morning
Join Jim Labbe with the Audubon Society of Portland and Lee Dayfield with Friends of Nadaka for a morning stroll through Nakada Nature Park in West Gresham on Thursday, May 31st at 7:30AM.
We’ll explore the natural and human history of this unique neighborhood nature park and learn about efforts afoot to expand the park, improve access and environmental interpretation, and enhance its wildlife habitat. We’ll also begin the documenting of bird species inhabiting the park and discuss the value of urban natural areas to avian biodiversity.

Saturday June 2, 2012
Start: 8:30 am
End: 2:00 pm

Every SaturdayNow thru October!
When: Every Saturday, 8:30AM-2PM
Where: NW Miller & Third St
Historic Downtown
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Fresh & Local
Shoppers will find all-natural meats and cheeses, fresh-picked produce, nursery stock and fresh-cut flowers, hand-crafted jewelry, soaps, artwork, and much more. Live music and food are always part of the market.
Located on Northwest Miller Avenue between Second and Third Street 8:30AM to 2PM each Saturday now through Oct. 27.

Start: 9:00 am
End: 11:00 am

Oregon Park to Lone Fir
When: Sat, Jun 2, 2012 9AM-11AM
Meet at: NE Oregon and 30thSW corner of Oregon Park
Portland, OR
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Cost: Free!
Let's Go Walking!
Join us on another great Ten Toe Express walk throughout inner-city Portland sponsored by the Portland Bureau of Transportation. The Ten Toe Express program is a series of guided walks held Thursdays at 6PM and Saturdays at 9AM from May 10th through September 13th. Download your 2012 Ten Toe Express schedule here.
Each easy and informal Ten Toe Express walk explores the area neighborhood, architecture and unique history. Walk takes about 2 hours, cover 2-4 miles and are open to all ages and skill levels.

Sunday June 3, 2012
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

When: Sunday Jun 3, 2012 7-9PM
Where: Linnemann Station
Springwater Corridor Trailhead
18200 W Powell Loop
Gresham OR
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You're Invited
Join Portland Audubon and City of Gresham naturalists for a walk along the newest section of the Gresham-Fairview Trail between Division and Powell. This nighttime walk will focus on the American bitterns that breed in the large wetland just off the trail, as well as some owl calling and identification. Dozens of other songbirds and waterfowl are likely to be seen. Meet at Linnemann Station on the Springwater Trail.
No registration required.
More Info
Contact Laura Guderyahn, 503-618-2246 or Laura.Guderyahn@GreshamOregon.gov

Monday June 4, 2012
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

The PleiadesMHCC Planetarium website

Summer Sky Highlights
When: Mon Jun 4, 2012Show Times: 7:00PM and 8:15PM
Where: Mt Hood Community College
Planetarium Sky Theater
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR
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Admission $2. MHCC students are admitted free.The Sky Theater is wheelchair accessible.
Summer Sky Highlights
Summertime provides many amazing opportunities for observing the evening sky. Learn about the “Summer Sky Highlights and the Transit of Venus” in the final sky show of the academic year. Planetarium director Pat Hanrahan will show visitors how to locate the planets and prominent constellations, star clusters, galaxies and nebulae. He will also review the recent solar eclipse that was visible from Oregon.
Final show
Last show this school year. Planetarium shows will return next fall.

All shows are presented under a realistic representation of the night sky, featuring the latest galactic, stellar and planetary images.
Visitors are encouraged to ask questions during each 45-minute program. Children are welcome to attend.

Parking Change
Parking permits are required and may be purchased for $3 at ticket kiosks located by the flagpoles (north parking) and gym (south parking). (Violators will be ticketed)

Tuesday June 5, 2012
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 7:30 pm

This is a Bright Idea!
When: Tue Jun 5, 2012 6-7:30PM
Where: Gresham Public Library
385 NW Miller Av
Gresham, OR
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Free Solar Workshop
Solar Gresham is hosting free solar workshops at the Gresham Public Library in historic downtown. Led by the nonprofit Solar Oregon, the workshops will cover the basic technology, benefits and cost of solar. Imagine Energy will be available to answer questions about installation and products. Umpqua Bank will also be on hand to share information on financing opportunities.
RSVP below. The workshops provide a great opportunity to learn more about solar, whether you’re interested in having it installed at your home or just wanting to learn more about this form of renewable energy.
Solar Gresham is a new program offered through July 31. It offers homeowners solar at up to 80% or more off the cost.

Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Board Meeting, Public Welcome

When :Tue Mar 6, 2011 6:30-8PM
Where: Margaret Scott Elementary School
14700 NE Sacramento
Portland OR
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Agenda

  • Committ reports
  • Columbia Slough Watershed Council Presentation

More Info?
Contact Joyce Ley at 503-257-4761 or via email: quiltjoys@gmail.com for more information or visit wilkes.eastportland.org.

Thursday June 7, 2012
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Historic Hawthorne
When: Thu, Jun 7, 2012 6PM-8PM
Meet at: St Stephen's Catholic Church1112 SE 41st
Portland, OR
Get Map!

Cost: Free!
Let's Go Walking!
Join us on another great Ten Toe Express walk throughout inner-city Portland sponsored by the Portland Bureau of Transportation. The Ten Toe Express program is a series of guided walks held Thursdays at 6PM and Saturdays at 9AM from May 10th through September 13th. Download your 2012 Ten Toe Express schedule here.
Each easy and informal Ten Toe Express walk explores the area neighborhood, architecture and unique history. Walk takes about 2 hours, cover 2-4 miles and are open to all ages and skill levels.

Saturday June 9, 2012
Start: 8:30 am
End: 2:00 pm

Every SaturdayNow thru October!
When: Every Saturday, 8:30AM-2PM
Where: NW Miller & Third St
Historic Downtown
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Fresh & Local
Shoppers will find all-natural meats and cheeses, fresh-picked produce, nursery stock and fresh-cut flowers, hand-crafted jewelry, soaps, artwork, and much more. Live music and food are always part of the market.
Located on Northwest Miller Avenue between Second and Third Street 8:30AM to 2PM each Saturday now through Oct. 27.

Tuesday June 12, 2012
Start: 5:30 pm
End: 7:00 pm

When: Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:30PM-7PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, OR
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Meet the Artists
Join us at Artist Reception for the annual Jurried Art Exhibit. Artists will be onsite to answer questions regarding their exhibit pieces. Artwork is for sale and the Juried show awards prizes based on categories.
This free event is open to the public and features live entertainment by local musicians and refreshments.
For more information contact Teresa Hall at Teresa.Hall@GreshamOregon.gov.

Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:30 pm

Coalition of GreshamNeighborhoods
When: Jun 12, 2012 7PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Room
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Public welcome
The Coalition of Gresham Neighborhood Associations was formed to provide structure and support for the leadership of Gresham's neighborhood associations, enabling more effective cooperation among neighborhood associations in order to achieve desired outcomes. Goals of the Coalition include providing a public forum for the review and evaluation of issues and problems, providing education and information on specific areas such as land use, and providing a unified voice for the neighborhood associations.
The Coalition meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 7:00PM

Start: 7:16 pm

Weed Watcher Workshop
When: Tue Jun 12, 2012 7PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
SpringwaterTrail Room
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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What spring weeds cause problems here? Help us fight off Gresham’s weedy invaders by participating as a Weed Watcher.
The Spring Weeds workshop will cover milk thistle, bull thistle, Scotch thistle, yellow archangel, shining geranium, morning glory, garlic mustard, Russian knapweed and Tree of Heaven.
Free workshop. No RSVP required
Help us fight off Gresham’s weedy invaders by participating as a Weed Watcher in our Early Detection, Rapid Response Program. By familiarizing yourself with problem weeds in our area, you can help us stop these plants in their tracks.
All you have to do is attend one (or all) of our free invasive weed ID classes and use your new plant ID skills to alert us to weeds in Gresham. With your help, we can keep our city and homes weed free.

Wednesday June 13, 2012
Saturday June 16, 2012
Start: 8:30 am
End: 2:00 pm

Every SaturdayNow thru October!
When: Every Saturday, 8:30AM-2PM
Where: NW Miller & Third St
Historic Downtown
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Fresh & Local
Shoppers will find all-natural meats and cheeses, fresh-picked produce, nursery stock and fresh-cut flowers, hand-crafted jewelry, soaps, artwork, and much more. Live music and food are always part of the market.
Located on Northwest Miller Avenue between Second and Third Street 8:30AM to 2PM each Saturday now through Oct. 27.

Start: 9:00 am
End: 1:00 pm

Nadaka Nature Park, Gresham OR

Summer Clean-Up Event
Volunteer opportunity
When: Sat, Jun 16, 2012 9AM-1PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
175th & NE Pacific St
Gresham OR
Get Map!

Wilkes East Neighborhood has received a Metro Nature in Neighborhood grant for improvements in Nadaka Nature Park which requires matching volunteer hours so your support is needed and greatly appreciated. See you at the park!

Clean-up info
Be prepared to get a little dirty and to have fun by supporting and volunteering with Friends of Nadaka and Wilkes East Neighborhood Association in their efforts to restore this natural area by removing invasive underbrush and ivy from Nadaka Nature Park, part of the Columbia Slough Watershed.

Rain or Shine! Come dressed for weather and help improve Nadaka Nature Park. Bring working gloves & a water bottle if you have them. Volunteer as long as you can. Coffee, juice, water & refreshments provided by Wilkes East Neighborhood.

Start: 9:00 am
End: 11:00 am

Historic Stark & Belmont
When: Sat, Jun 16, 2012 9AM-11AM
Meet at: Milepost P4 at the corner of SE Stark and SE 61st Av
Portland, OR
Get Map!

Cost: Free!
Let's Go Walking!
Join us on another great Ten Toe Express walk throughout inner-city Portland sponsored by the Portland Bureau of Transportation. The Ten Toe Express program is a series of guided walks held Thursdays at 6PM and Saturdays at 9AM from May 10th through September 13th. Download your 2012 Ten Toe Express schedule here.
Each easy and informal Ten Toe Express walk explores the area neighborhood, architecture and unique history. Walk takes about 2 hours, cover 2-4 miles and are open to all ages and skill levels.

Start: 10:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

1874 Zimmerman House. Click to Enlarge

Let Summer Begin

When: Sat Jun 16, 2012 10AM-3PM
Where: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

A lasting vestige of East Multnomah County's agricultural roots
A delightful 1874 Victorian farmhouse
Take a step back into history at the Zimmerman House, a Victorian era farmhouse, built in 1874 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This beautiful farmhouse is a perfect reflection of typical Columbia River dairy farm life in the late 1800s. The Zimmerman Heritage Farm is a unique cultural education and recreational resource that is being created for the benefit of the public on a 5.98-acre historic site in Gresham, Oregon.

Thursday June 21, 2012
Start: 5:30 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Join in the fun inHistoric Downtown Gresham.
Free, family-friendly celebration of music, food, drink and art, every third Thursday through August from 5:30 - 8:00PM.
Wine tasting, local artisans, live music, and extended shopping hours.

Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Exploring Mt. Tabor
When: Thu, Jun 21, 2012 6PM-8PM
Meet at: SE 60th & Salmon
Portland, OR
Get Map!

Cost: Free!
Let's Go Walking!
Join us on another great Ten Toe Express walk throughout inner-city Portland sponsored by the Portland Bureau of Transportation. The Ten Toe Express program is a series of guided walks held Thursdays at 6PM and Saturdays at 9AM from May 10th through September 13th. Download your 2012 Ten Toe Express schedule here.
Each easy and informal Ten Toe Express walk explores the area neighborhood, architecture and unique history. Walk takes about 2 hours, cover 2-4 miles and are open to all ages and skill levels.

Saturday June 23, 2012
Start: 8:30 am
End: 2:00 pm

Every SaturdayNow thru October!
When: Every Saturday, 8:30AM-2PM
Where: NW Miller & Third St
Historic Downtown
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Fresh & Local
Shoppers will find all-natural meats and cheeses, fresh-picked produce, nursery stock and fresh-cut flowers, hand-crafted jewelry, soaps, artwork, and much more. Live music and food are always part of the market.
Located on Northwest Miller Avenue between Second and Third Street 8:30AM to 2PM each Saturday now through Oct. 27.

Start: 8:30 am
End: 12:30 pm

Lend a Hand -- Get Involved in Your Neighborhood!

Seeking Guys & Gals
In order to make this event a success we need several volunteers to greet guests, direct traffic, help unload vehicles, seperate deliverables and keep the parking lot clean.

Click here to volunteer. Send us your name, contact info and job preference.

Start: 9:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Clean out the garage, clean up the yard --

Neighborhood Clean Up, Jun 23rd 9AM

the dumpsters arecoming to you!
When: Sat Jun 23, 2012 9AM-12PM*
Where: HB Lee Middle School
1121 NE 172nd Ave
(between Glisan & Halsey)
Get map!

Cost per load:
$15.00 -- Auto, small pick-up truck
$25.00 -- Trailer load, larger truck
Clean-up Info
This event is open to all Wilkes East Neighborhood residents. Get map!
Bring all your general debris and recycles to the dumpsters located in the east parking lot at HB Lee Middle School, 1121 NE 172nd Ave (between Glisan & Halsey), Saturday Jun 23rd, 9AM to 12PM (sooner if the dumspters fill-up).

You CAN bring:
You CAN recycle:
You CANNOT bring:

  • Bulky waste
  • Yard debris
  • Wood scraps
  • General "clean-up" items
  • Scrap metal
  • Cardboard
  • Electronics (e-waste)
  • Hazardous waste*
  • Chemicals, paint cans
  • Appliances, tires
  • Household garbage
  • Commercial waste
  • Florescent bulbs (any)

Volunteers Needed
We need several volunteers to greet guests, direct traffic, help unload vehicles, seperate deliverables and and keep the parking lot clean. Click here to send us your name, contact info and job preference.

A Fundrasing Event
The Wilkes East Neighborhood clean-up is WENA's only fundraising event. WENA uses these funds to support WENA activities and projects and assist Wilkes East Neighborhood residents on issues such as land use, nuisance, crime, transportation concerns, and more.

*Hazardous Waste Disposal
Wondering what to do with those old paint cans, motor oil and solvents?
Click here to visit Metro's website and find out what materials are hazardous and where and how to safely dispose of them.

Monday June 25, 2012
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm

Neighborhood Board Meeting
When: Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:30PM
Where: (Contact for location)

Board meetings are scheduled for the 4th Monday each month 6:30PM
For more information please contact: info@wilkeseastna.org
Upcoming Meetings

  • Jul 23, 2012
  • Aug 27, 2012 (Anuual Meeting)
  • Sep 24, 2012
Saturday June 30, 2012
Start: 8:30 am
End: 2:00 pm

Every SaturdayNow thru October!
When: Every Saturday, 8:30AM-2PM
Where: NW Miller & Third St
Historic Downtown
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Fresh & Local
Shoppers will find all-natural meats and cheeses, fresh-picked produce, nursery stock and fresh-cut flowers, hand-crafted jewelry, soaps, artwork, and much more. Live music and food are always part of the market.
Located on Northwest Miller Avenue between Second and Third Street 8:30AM to 2PM each Saturday now through Oct. 27.

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