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04 / 10
Start: 5:00 pm
Start: 04/10/2014 - 5:00pm
End: 04/12/2014 - 5:59pm

The Sound of Music "Live"
When: Apr 10-12, 2014
Fri-Sat: 7PM, Sun 2PM
Where: Franklin High School
5405 SE Woodward St
Portland, OR
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Tickets available at the door. Adults $12, Students/Seniors $5
Are You A Franklin High Alumni?
Whether you're an alumni of not, Portland's Franklin High drama department invites you come enjoy one more show in old auditorium before the major renovation of the school begins in 2015.
Teacher Josh Forsythe and the student cast are in rehearsals. There’s nothing quite like the energy and excitement of live theatre. Come see the kids perform and support our alma mater. See you there!

Start: 6:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm

Albertina Kerr, Louise Home, Gresham campus

Renovation of Louise Bldg
When: Thu Apr 10, 2014 6-7PM
Where: Albertina Kerr Center
Meeting at Chapel
876 NE 162nd Av
Portland OR
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You're Invited
Plan to attend this informative meeting at Albertina Kerr's Gresham campus as their staff outlines Phase II. Improvements include changes to parking, circulation and landscaping, in addition to renovation and expanion of the historic Louise building.
Background
The Louise Home, 722 NE 162nd Ave, is now the Gresham campus for Albertina Kerr Centers for Children, a mental and emotional health service center. Built in 1925, the Georgian Revival styled building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987, more than 70 years after it became the property of the Pacific Coast Rescue and Protective Society, which would later become Albertina Kerr.

04 / 11
(all day)
Start: 04/10/2014 - 5:00pm
End: 04/12/2014 - 5:59pm

The Sound of Music "Live"
When: Apr 10-12, 2014
Fri-Sat: 7PM, Sun 2PM
Where: Franklin High School
5405 SE Woodward St
Portland, OR
Get Map!

Tickets available at the door. Adults $12, Students/Seniors $5
Are You A Franklin High Alumni?
Whether you're an alumni of not, Portland's Franklin High drama department invites you come enjoy one more show in old auditorium before the major renovation of the school begins in 2015.
Teacher Josh Forsythe and the student cast are in rehearsals. There’s nothing quite like the energy and excitement of live theatre. Come see the kids perform and support our alma mater. See you there!

04 / 12
End: 5:59 pm
Start: 04/10/2014 - 5:00pm
End: 04/12/2014 - 5:59pm

The Sound of Music "Live"
When: Apr 10-12, 2014
Fri-Sat: 7PM, Sun 2PM
Where: Franklin High School
5405 SE Woodward St
Portland, OR
Get Map!

Tickets available at the door. Adults $12, Students/Seniors $5
Are You A Franklin High Alumni?
Whether you're an alumni of not, Portland's Franklin High drama department invites you come enjoy one more show in old auditorium before the major renovation of the school begins in 2015.
Teacher Josh Forsythe and the student cast are in rehearsals. There’s nothing quite like the energy and excitement of live theatre. Come see the kids perform and support our alma mater. See you there!

Start: 11:00 am
End: 12:45 pm

Gresham Historical Society. Click to view.

Let's Go Walking!
When: Sat Apr 12, 2014 11AM-12:45PM
Where: Meet at Gresham History Museum
410 N Main Av
Downtown Gresham
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Come tour Historic Downtown Gresham, and learn about its historic buildings and homes, historic graves and trees, some historic local figures, and about the shops that used to line Main Ave. Tours weave throughout Historic Downtown Gresham, are fast paced, and will cover around a mile of mostly flat level ground.
Tours leave at 11:00AM sharp, rain or shine, and are free. Donations are always accepted and much appreciated. Parking is available in the lot behind the museum.

04 / 13
Start: 1:00 pm
End: 2:00 pm

When: Sun Apr 13, 2014 1-2PM
Where: Meet at Main City Park
Spring Water Corridor entrance
Gresham OR
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Tour Gresham's Pioneer Cemeteries
Join us for a walk through history as we wind our way through Gresham's Pioneer Cemeteries.

We'll visit some of Gresham's historically significant graves and learn a little about the lives of those within them.
The tour group will meet at the Spring Water Corridor entrance into Main City Park. From there the group will walk a short distance to the Pioneer Cemeteries.
The tour is absolutely free. Donations are always welcome and very much appreciated.

04 / 14
04 / 15
04 / 16
Start: 6:00 am
Start: 04/16/2014 - 6:00am
End: 04/20/2014 - 6:59am

St Aidans Episcopal, Gresham OR

Celebrate Holy Week
St Aidan's invites you to celebrate Holy Week in an open and supportive community. We especially welcome people who may feel uncomfortable or unwelcome in a church

Holy Week Schedule

  • Spy Wednesday, April 16Church open for prayer at 5:30 p.m.; Stations of the Cross, 6:00 p.m.
  • Maundy Thursday Liturgy, April 17Church open for prayer at 6:30 p.m. Watch at the Altar of Repose through 9:00 p.m.
  • Good Friday Liturgy, April 18Church open for prayer at 12 Noon; Stations of the Cross, 6:30 p.m.
  • The Great Vigil of Easter, Sunday, April 20Church open for prayer at 6:00 a.m. There is NO 8 a.m. Eucharist on Easter Day.
  • Festal Eucharist for Easter Day, Sunday, April 20The Sunday of the Resurrection, 10:00 a.m. Flowering of the Cross
Start: 8:30 am
End: 5:00 pm

Let's Go Walking!
When: Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:30AM-5PM
Where: Coyote Wall - Labyrinth Hike
Meet at: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pwy
Gresham, OR
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This will be a five-mile hike in the Columbia River Gorge, east of White Salmon, Wash. We should see wildflowers and beautiful views of the river and mountains. Please bring a lunch to eat along the trail. There is a new trailhead here with ample parking and restrooms. You will need hiking boots and long pants, as there are ticks and poison oak along the trail. This area is exposed to the gorge, so be prepared for both wind and sun.

  • Round-trip travel: 120 miles
  • Suggested donation per rider: $12
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Elevation gain: Approximately 1,200 feet
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Weed Watcher Workshop
When: Wed Apr 16, 2013 6-7:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Barlow Trail Room
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Weed identification class
Invasive plants are a major problem for the environment and the economy. They damage property and crowd out native plants that local wildlife rely on for food and shelter. Join us for a free workshop focusing on Early Detection Rapid Response (EDRR) for invasive weeds. Learn to identify these invaders and where to report them before they become a problem.
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.

04 / 17
(all day)
Start: 04/16/2014 - 6:00am
End: 04/20/2014 - 6:59am

St Aidans Episcopal, Gresham OR

Celebrate Holy Week
St Aidan's invites you to celebrate Holy Week in an open and supportive community. We especially welcome people who may feel uncomfortable or unwelcome in a church

Holy Week Schedule

  • Spy Wednesday, April 16Church open for prayer at 5:30 p.m.; Stations of the Cross, 6:00 p.m.
  • Maundy Thursday Liturgy, April 17Church open for prayer at 6:30 p.m. Watch at the Altar of Repose through 9:00 p.m.
  • Good Friday Liturgy, April 18Church open for prayer at 12 Noon; Stations of the Cross, 6:30 p.m.
  • The Great Vigil of Easter, Sunday, April 20Church open for prayer at 6:00 a.m. There is NO 8 a.m. Eucharist on Easter Day.
  • Festal Eucharist for Easter Day, Sunday, April 20The Sunday of the Resurrection, 10:00 a.m. Flowering of the Cross
04 / 18
(all day)
Start: 04/16/2014 - 6:00am
End: 04/20/2014 - 6:59am

St Aidans Episcopal, Gresham OR

Celebrate Holy Week
St Aidan's invites you to celebrate Holy Week in an open and supportive community. We especially welcome people who may feel uncomfortable or unwelcome in a church

Holy Week Schedule

  • Spy Wednesday, April 16Church open for prayer at 5:30 p.m.; Stations of the Cross, 6:00 p.m.
  • Maundy Thursday Liturgy, April 17Church open for prayer at 6:30 p.m. Watch at the Altar of Repose through 9:00 p.m.
  • Good Friday Liturgy, April 18Church open for prayer at 12 Noon; Stations of the Cross, 6:30 p.m.
  • The Great Vigil of Easter, Sunday, April 20Church open for prayer at 6:00 a.m. There is NO 8 a.m. Eucharist on Easter Day.
  • Festal Eucharist for Easter Day, Sunday, April 20The Sunday of the Resurrection, 10:00 a.m. Flowering of the Cross
04 / 19
(all day)
Start: 04/16/2014 - 6:00am
End: 04/20/2014 - 6:59am

St Aidans Episcopal, Gresham OR

Celebrate Holy Week
St Aidan's invites you to celebrate Holy Week in an open and supportive community. We especially welcome people who may feel uncomfortable or unwelcome in a church

Holy Week Schedule

  • Spy Wednesday, April 16Church open for prayer at 5:30 p.m.; Stations of the Cross, 6:00 p.m.
  • Maundy Thursday Liturgy, April 17Church open for prayer at 6:30 p.m. Watch at the Altar of Repose through 9:00 p.m.
  • Good Friday Liturgy, April 18Church open for prayer at 12 Noon; Stations of the Cross, 6:30 p.m.
  • The Great Vigil of Easter, Sunday, April 20Church open for prayer at 6:00 a.m. There is NO 8 a.m. Eucharist on Easter Day.
  • Festal Eucharist for Easter Day, Sunday, April 20The Sunday of the Resurrection, 10:00 a.m. Flowering of the Cross
Start: 9:00 am
End: 2:00 pm

Annual Earth Day Recycling
When: Sat Apr 19, 2014 9AM-2PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, OR
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Bring your recyclables to Gresham City Hall, Sat April 19th 9AM to 2PM
Earth Day Recycling. Rain or Shine!
The City's annual recycling event is free to Gresham and Wood Village residents (businesses may only participate in recycling fluorescents). Or, take your items to a year-round recycler. Contact Metro Recycling at 503-234-3000 for location and material information.
Be an Earth Day Volunteer
The City needs volunteers for this event. Volunteers can help direct traffic, unload and sort materials or pass out recycling information. There are two shifts to choose from: 8 to 11:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Or you can volunteer for the entire day! Contact Nick Isbister by April 7 to sign up at 503-618-2206 or Nick.Isbister@GreshamOregon.gov.
Collection Items

  • Rigid plastics/clean plastic bags (not accepted in curbside recycling)
  • Block Styrofoam / clean and dry
  • Paper ONLY shredding (two bags per household)
  • Fluorescent tubes and bulbs / boxes available at city hall
  • Cell phones and smart phones
  • Batteries (three-pound limit per household)

No Electronics or Hazardous Waste
The City does not accept electronics or hazardous waste at the Earth Day recycling event.

Start: 11:00 am
End: 12:45 pm

Gresham Historical Society. Click to view.

Let's Go Walking!
When: Sat Apr 19, 2014 11AM-12:45PM
Where: Meet at Gresham History Museum
410 N Main Av
Downtown Gresham
Get Map!

Come tour Historic Downtown Gresham, and learn about its historic buildings and homes, historic graves and trees, some historic local figures, and about the shops that used to line Main Ave. Tours weave throughout Historic Downtown Gresham, are fast paced, and will cover around a mile of mostly flat level ground.
Tours leave at 11:00AM sharp, rain or shine, and are free. Donations are always accepted and much appreciated. Parking is available in the lot behind the museum.

Start: 12:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm

1874 Zimmerman House. Click to Enlarge

Smell The Flowers

When: Sat Apr 19 2014 Noon-4PM
Where: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd
Gresham, OR
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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.

04 / 20
End: 6:59 am
Start: 04/16/2014 - 6:00am
End: 04/20/2014 - 6:59am

St Aidans Episcopal, Gresham OR

Celebrate Holy Week
St Aidan's invites you to celebrate Holy Week in an open and supportive community. We especially welcome people who may feel uncomfortable or unwelcome in a church

Holy Week Schedule

  • Spy Wednesday, April 16Church open for prayer at 5:30 p.m.; Stations of the Cross, 6:00 p.m.
  • Maundy Thursday Liturgy, April 17Church open for prayer at 6:30 p.m. Watch at the Altar of Repose through 9:00 p.m.
  • Good Friday Liturgy, April 18Church open for prayer at 12 Noon; Stations of the Cross, 6:30 p.m.
  • The Great Vigil of Easter, Sunday, April 20Church open for prayer at 6:00 a.m. There is NO 8 a.m. Eucharist on Easter Day.
  • Festal Eucharist for Easter Day, Sunday, April 20The Sunday of the Resurrection, 10:00 a.m. Flowering of the Cross
04 / 21
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Tell Us What Works, and What Could Be Even Better
When: Mon Apr 21, 2014 7PM-9PM
Where: Rosewood Initiative
161126 SE Stark St
Gresham OR
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Refreshments will be served
You're Invited!
Camassia Community Planning, a grad student group from Portland State University has partnered with the Rockwood Neighborhood Association to host an open discussion for Rockwood Area Neighbors from Wilkes East, Centennial, North Gresham, or Rockwood. We want to hear about what works in your neighborhood, and what could be even better!
Camassia Community Planning, with the support of Planning and Urban Design department of the City of Gresham, will develop Opportunity Maps, using an innovative method for analyzing and displaying the neighborhood conditions that affect community health and well-being. In order to ensure that the maps reflect the lived experiences of the residents of Gresham, Camassia would like to come to you to start a conversation about the opportunities you see in your area. Take the 5-min Survey!

04 / 22
04 / 23
Start: 10:00 am
Start: 04/23/2014 - 10:00am
End: 04/24/2014 - 10:59am

Temporary Closure
When: Wed-Thu Apr 23-24, 2014
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17500 NE Pacific Dr
Gresham, OR
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Diseased Tree Removal
The City of Gresham will be removing 5 to 6 large Douglas Firs with laminated root rot on these two days so the park will be closed to the public. The downed trees will be used in the nature based play area planned for the two acres on the South.

04 / 24
End: 10:59 am
Start: 04/23/2014 - 10:00am
End: 04/24/2014 - 10:59am

Temporary Closure
When: Wed-Thu Apr 23-24, 2014
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17500 NE Pacific Dr
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Diseased Tree Removal
The City of Gresham will be removing 5 to 6 large Douglas Firs with laminated root rot on these two days so the park will be closed to the public. The downed trees will be used in the nature based play area planned for the two acres on the South.

04 / 25
04 / 26
Start: 10:00 am
End: 1:00 pm

Nadaka Nature Park, Gresham OR

Earth Day, Every Day
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 10AM-1PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
176th & NE Pacific St
Gresham OR
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Friends of Nadaka have received grants for the development of the Nadaka Nature Park which requires matching volunteer hours so your support is needed and greatly appreciated. See you at the park!

Event info
Come out and meet your neighbors and make new friends. Join SOLVE® and Friends of Nadaka to help improve the park this Earth Day by working in the forest removing invasives and mulching trails. We will also be removing weeds from the future community garden. Be prepared to get a little dirty and to have fun by supporting and volunteering with Friends of Nadaka and Wilkes East Neighborhood Association. Refreshments will be provided for volunteers.
Click here to register yourself, your group or to learn more about this event.
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. Drinks and snacks will be provided for volunteers.

04 / 27
04 / 28
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Neighborhood Board Meeting
When: Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:30PM
Where: Simmons' Foster Care
17104 NE Oregon St
Portland, OR
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Board meetings are scheduled for the 4th Monday each month 6:30PM
For more information please contact: info@wilkeseastna.org
Upcoming Meetings

  • May 26, 2014
  • Jun 23, 2014
  • Jul 28, 2014
04 / 29
Start: 9:30 am
End: 5:00 pm

Let's Go Walking!
When: Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:30AM-5PM
Where: Lake Sacajawea Walk
Meet at: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pwy
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

This 3.5-mile walk loops around Lake Sacajawea in Longview, Wash. The paved trails wind under landscaped bridges past many species of trees and flowers in bloom. We'll walk through rhododendron gardens, past two spectacular fountains, through the Frank Willis Arboretum and past the Japanese Gardens island. Watch for nine granite markers on the solar system section of this walk, and for creative squirrel crossings. Pack water and snacks for our break, and bring a lunch. We will eat our lunch in a picnic shelter along the lake. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

  • Round-trip travel: 103 miles
  • Suggested donation per rider: $10
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Elevation gain: None
04 / 30
05 / 1
Start: 10:00 am
End: 11:30 am

Gang Prevention Summit
When: Thu May 01, 2014 10-11:30AM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
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You're invited!
Join Mayor Shane Bemis, Gresham City Council, Police Chief Craig Junginger, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill and other community leaders to learn about gang activity in Gresham and our collaborative approach to improve public safety and livability.

05 / 2
05 / 3
05 / 4
05 / 5
05 / 6
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Eta Carinae. MHCC Planetarium website

Unstable Stars
When: Tue May 06, 2014Show Times: 6PM, 7:15PM, 8:30PM
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.
Unstable Stars
Join us for a tour of the night sky where you'll whiz through universe from the comfort of your seat!
There are three shows this evening, with start times at 6:00PM, 7:15PM and 8:30PM.
The Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) Planetarium opens the year with more great public shows, a move to a new night and a state-of-the-art digital star projection system.
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Each show is 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 program. Children are welcome to attend.

05 / 7
05 / 8
05 / 9
05 / 10
Start: 8:30 am
End: 2:00 pm

Opening Weekend!
Every Saturday thru October
When: Every Saturday, 8:30AM-2PM
Where: NW Miller & Third St
Historic Downtown
Gresham, OR
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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. 25.

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

The Grotto to Rocky Butte
When: Sat May 10, 2014 9AM-11AM
Meet: The Grotto parking lot
8840 NE Skidmore
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Cost: Free

The Grotto to Rocky Butte
Join a tour led by author Laura Foster through one of Portland’s most serene forested settings, climbing a nearby trail for a round trip to the historic Rocky Butte summit.
Dates: May 10 – 9AM, July 10 – 6PM
Meet: The Grotto parking lot, 8840 NE Skidmore
Distance: 4 miles or 8,000 steps
Time 2.5 hours

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 @ 6PM and Saturdays @ 9AM from May 10th through September 28th 2013.
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. Did we mention it's free!

Start: 9:00 am
End: 3:30 pm

When: Saturday, 9AM-3:30PM
Where: 440 NW Burnside
Gresham, OR
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Win a $20 market certificate
Five winner's each week. Simply sign-up for our newsletter to win!

Over 90 vendors • Local Farm Fresh Produce, Fruits & Berries • Crafts • Fine Art • Artisan Foods • Unique Services • Music • Fun
Located in the NE corner of the Gresham Kmart parking lot at Eastman Parkway and NW Burnside Road with plenty of convenient parking. Open every Saturday now through Oct. 25. Accepting SNAP and WIC.

Start: 9:00 am
End: 2:00 pm

Kid's Helmet Giveaway!
When: Sat May 10, 2014 9AM-2PM
Where: NW Miller & Third St
Historic Downtown
Gresham, OR
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Look for the Transportation Planning booth at the Gresham Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gresham is partnering with the Oregon Nurses Association to provide free children's bike helmets and bike safety information. Helmets are limited to stock on hand, and children need to be present to be fit.

Start: 11:00 am
End: 12:45 pm

Gresham Historical Society. Click to view.

Let's Go Walking!
When: Sat May 10, 2014 11AM-12:45PM
Where: Meet at Gresham History Museum
410 N Main Av
Downtown Gresham
Get Map!

Join us for a guided walking tour of Historic Downtown Gresham. The tour leaves the museum at 11 a.m. and weaves around the Historic Downtown area, covering about a mile and lasting around an hour-and-a-half. There is no charge for the tour, but donations are always welcome and very much appreciated (suggested donation is $5). Free parking is available in the lot behind the museum. Tours leave rain or shine, so if it's drizzly, grab an umbrella and come on down.

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