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Thursday March 16, 2017
Start: 5:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Basic Gardening Workshop

When: Thu, Mar 16, 2017 5:30PM-7:30PM
Where: St. Aidan's Episcopal
17405 NE Glisan Street
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Información en españolGrowing veggies on a budgetLearn low-cost ways to build healthy soil, plan your growing space, choose your crops, care for your growing garden, and harvest your bounty.Seed to Supper is a free five-week beginning gardening course that gives adult gardeners the tools they need to successfully grow a portion of their own food on a limited budget.

  • When: Thursdays, Feb. 16 through March 16, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Where: St. Aidans Episcopal Church, 17405 NE Glisan Street. Classes are taught indoors with possible visits to the Nadaka Community Garden.
  • Who: Open to adult participants interested in learning how to garden on a budget.

Details: Please plan to attend all five classes. Participants will receive a free gardening book, seeds and other goodies as available. Registration is required.For more information, contact:

This class is hosted in partnership by Friends of Nadaka, Outgrowing Hunger, St. Aidans Episcopal Church and Oregon Food Bank.

Saturday March 18, 2017
Start: 10:00 am
End: 2:00 pm

Free Hands-On Event

When: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 10AM-2PM
Where: Vance Park
1400 SE 182nd Avenue
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Join the work party and help us weed, plant flowers and create safe habitat for pollinators. The Water Resources Division is preparing a Pollinator Peace garden for spring education talks on pollinators.Rain or shine

  • Bring your gardening gloves.
  • Bring a snack and water bottle.
  • Refreshments and tools provided.

The garden is the fenced area, located near the futsal court. If you are interested in volunteering our would like additional information, please contact Keri.Handaly@GreshamOregon.gov.

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

1874 Zimmerman House. Click to Enlarge

Spring's Almost Here!

When: Sat Mar 18, 2016 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.

Start: 12:00 pm
End: 3:00 pm

Come Meet The Birds

When: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 12PM-3PM
Where: St. Aidan's Episcopal Church and Nadaka Nature Park
17405 NE Glisan Street
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Did you notice you only see Turkey Vultures in the metropolitan area in the spring and summer? Thats because they migrate to warmer climates in the winter, but its time to welcome them back.Welcome Back Vulture Day is filled with fun and educational activities:

  • Meet Ruby, Portland Audubons Turkey Vulture, up close (along with many of Audubons other education birds)
  • Compare your wingspan to that of a California Condor
  • Make a crafted vulture and mask
  • Play Upchuck Chuck!
  • Learn fun vulture facts
  • Find out the differences between Old and New World vultures
  • Discover why vultures are important

Were lucky to still have good populations of Turkey Vultures in Oregon. Around the world vultures are facing hazards in the wild and their numbers are dwindling. As Natures Recyclers, they play an important role in reducing diseaseand its up to us to helpParking: St. Aidan's Episcopal Church parking lot next to Nadaka Nature Park located at 17405 NE Glisan Street in GreshamFor more information about this event, contact Deanna Sawtelle at 971-222-6108 or dsawtelle@audubonportland.org.

Sunday March 19, 2017
Start: 11:00 am
End: 1:00 pm

Let's Kick Ball!

When: Sun, Mar 19, 2017 11AM-1PM
Where: Friends of the Children
424 NE 172nd Ave.
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Free! Drop-in futsal games for boys and girls in grades 3-6, from 11 am to 1 pm Sundays in the Friends of the Children gym. Rain or shine. Supervised play is provided by Active Children Portland volunteers. This activity is sponsored by the City of Gresham. A signed waiver is required to participate.Read more about the Sunday Afternoon Futsal program and print the waiver. For more information, contact Jared Hoffman, 541-921-0686.

Monday March 20, 2017
Start: 4:30 pm
End: 6:30 pm

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Mon, Mar 20, 2017 4:30PM-6:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Springwater Trail Rm
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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The Urban Forestry Subcommittee advises the City Council and staff about tree preservation, tree species for the City's street tree list and trees to be designated to the City's significant tree list.For more information about this event contact Tina Osterink, Natural Resources Planner at 503-618-2392 or Tina.Osterink@GreshamOregon.gov.

Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Join Us! Public Meeting

When: Mon, Mar 20, 2017 7PM-9PM
Where: Human Solutions Rockwood Building
124 NE 181st Ave
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For more information about the Rockwood Neighborhood Association, contact Catherine Nicewood, Rockwood President, at 503-285-6587 or rockwoodpresident@gmail.com.

Tuesday March 21, 2017
Start: 4:00 pm
End: 6:00 pm

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Tue, Mar 21, 2017 4PM-6PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1331 NW Eastman Pky
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The Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) meets as needed on the third Tuesday of the month immediately following adjournment of the 3 p.m. Gresham City Coucnil meeting.Meeting start time varies.GRDC meetings allow necessary Rockwood-West Gresham Urban Renewal business to be dealt with, such as budget adoption, grant awards, public hearings, resolutions, etc.For more information, please contact Cecille Turley, Urban Renewal Program Technician, at 503-618-2545 or Cecille.Turley@GreshamOregon.gov.

Wednesday March 22, 2017
Start: 11:30 am
End: 1:00 pm

Join Us!

When: Wed, Mar 22, 2017 11:30AM-1PM
Where: Gresham Armory
544 NE Division Street
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The 2017 State of the City Address will be a luncheon co-hosted by the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce.Lunch reservations ($25 each) and free seat reservations (no lunch included) are available.Register to attend.For more information about this event, contact Jessica Harper, Assistant to the Mayor, at 503-618-2584 or Jessica.Harper@GreshamOregon.gov.

Start: 6:30 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Free, Hand-On Workshop

When: Wed, Mar 22, 2017 6:30PM-9PM
Where: Lao Buddhist Center
17676 SE Foster Road
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Come to Lao Buddhist Center to learn about pollinators. Join Johnson Creek Watershed Council and East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD) for a free workshop, and check out a recently planted native plant meditation garden at the Lao Buddhist Center. Gardens are pollinated by a variety of insects that help flowers set seed and help fruit & vegetable plants produce an edible harvest. Mostly familiar with European honey bees, few of us realize the numerous flies, beetles, moths and butterflies that might literally be at our doorsteps, providing critical pollination services. In this workshop you will learn about the different kinds of pollinators that might be living in your garden, discover a plant palette to help attract and support pollinators, and go beyond the bloom to consider ways to provide shelter, water, nesting, and overwintering sites.Register online.For more information about this event, contact Alexis Barton at 503-652-7477, ext. 102 or alexis@jcwc.org.

Sunday March 26, 2017
Start: 11:00 am
End: 1:00 pm

Let's Kick Ball!

When: Sun, Mar 26, 2017 11AM-1PM
Where: Friends of the Children
424 NE 172nd Ave.
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Free! Drop-in futsal games for boys and girls in grades 3-6, from 11 am to 1 pm Sundays in the Friends of the Children gym. Rain or shine. Supervised play is provided by Active Children Portland volunteers. This activity is sponsored by the City of Gresham. A signed waiver is required to participate.Read more about the Sunday Afternoon Futsal program and print the waiver. For more information, contact Jared Hoffman, 541-921-0686.

Monday March 27, 2017
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Mon, Mar 27, 2017 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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The Planning Commission advises City Council on long-range, comprehensive planning and land use issues within the city.For more information on this event contact Tammy Richardson, Planning Technician at 503-618-2401 or Tammy.Richardson@GreshamOregon.gov.

Tuesday March 28, 2017
Start: 9:00 am
End: 5:00 pm

Beautiful Views!

When: Tue, Mar 28, 2017 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Round-trip travel: 45 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Elevation gain: 175 feet
  • Suggested donation per hiker: $5

The Canemah Bluff Natural Area is nestled in the historic Canemah neighborhood above the Willamette River in Oregon City. There are beautiful views of the Willamette River, including Willamette Falls on this 3-mile hike. We should see birds, white oak and madrone woodlands, and maybe even some wildflowers. Our trail has a variety of surfaces, some paved, some graveled, some grassy, and some just dirt and rock. Hiking boots are recommended. We will have lunch at Lil Cooperstown Bar and Grill. Bring water and a snack for the trail. For more information about this hike please contact Dana or Doug Duval at 907-230-6543 or danakol24@aol.com.Senior Healthy Hikers asks that participants be 50 or older. A couple wishing to hike is welcome if one member of the couple is 50 or better.Pets are not permitted on our hikes or walks.Senior Healthy Hikers member guidelines

Saturday April 1, 2017
Start: 9:00 am
End: 1:00 pm

Saving Our Streams

When: Sat, Apr 01, 2017 9AM-1PM
Where: Troutdale Police Station
234 SW Kendall Ct
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Learn to Naturescape Naturescaping is the practice of designing (or redesigning) your landscape so that it reduces water use and decreases stormwater runoff while saving you time, money and energy. This introductory workshop introduces the core concepts of naturescaping, and also explores:

  • Pollution prevention through the reduction/elimination of chemical use.
  • How native plants naturally resist pests & tolerate drought conditions while attracting native birds, butterflies and other beneficial pollinators to your garden
  • Basic site planning principals, and many other great natural gardening & design tips.

Even if you decide to enlist the help of a contractor, youll have the framework to make decisions and effectively communicate the vision you have for your yard. Class will visit a nearby naturescaped project to see design principles in action. Youll receive a comprehensive workbook to help you get started.

Start: 11:00 am
End: 2:00 pm

Join Us, See The Designs

When: Sat, Apr 01, 2017 11AM-2PM
Where: Sunrise Center
18901 East Burnside Street
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Come gather to sample delicious, diverse foods from local vendors and provide comment on the City's Rockwood Rising Project. For more information about this event, contact Emily Bower at 503-618-2416 or Emily.Bower@GreshamOregon.gov.

Tuesday April 4, 2017
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

When: Tue, Apr 04, 2017 6PM-8PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Regular Council meetings allow necessary City business to be dealt with, such as citizen recognition, citizen advisory committee reports, bid awards, resolutions, ordinances, public hearings, etc. Regular Council meetings are streamed live on the City's website at GreshamOregon.gov/Videos.For more information contact the City Recorder at 503-618-2697. Read more about Council meetings.

Wednesday April 5, 2017
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm

When: Wed, Apr 05, 2017 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Rm 3A
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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The Citizen Involvement Committee advises the Council on the development, implementation and maintenance of programs designed to facilitate citizen involvement, engagement and to foster a deliberative process between residents and the City. For more information contact Aaron Abrams at 503-618-2482 or Aaron.Abrams@GreshamOregon.gov.

Thursday April 6, 2017
Start: 9:00 am
End: 5:00 pm

Let's Go Walking!

When: Thu, Apr 06, 2017 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Round-trip travel: MAX light rail
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Elevation gain: minimal
  • Suggested donation per hiker: All-day MAX ticket is $2.50 for seniors; $5 for non-seniors

The historic Irvington area is one of Portlands most beautiful neighborhoods. More than 75 homes have been designated as historically significant, ranging from Mediterranean mansions to English cottages to Prairie Craftsmansome having been turned into B&Bs.Irvington is an early example of a streetcar suburb; it contains the largest, most diverse, and intact collections of Queen Anne, Arts and Crafts, and Colonial Revival style residences in the city of Portland, as well as the state of Oregon. In 2010, Irvington was designated an historic district and was added to the National Register of Historic Places.Our walk will be about 3.5 to 4.0 miles long, with a chance to view many of the historic homes and at least eight heritage trees. Its a flat and comfortable walk, but you may wish to bring some water and a snack. We have also arranged for a guided tour of the Westminster Episcopalian Church, where the pew cushions are hand needlepoint(ed) and they match the beautiful stained glass windows. Finally, we will stop at the Broadway Grill and Brewery to satisfy our hunger and quench our thirst. For more information about this hike please contact Steve or Micky Solcz at 503-367-8483 or steve.solcz@gmail.com.Senior Healthy Hikers asks that participants be 50 or older. A couple wishing to hike is welcome if one member of the couple is 50 or better.Pets are not permitted on our hikes or walks.Senior Healthy Hikers member guidelines

Start: 3:00 pm
End: 5:00 pm

Senior Assistance

When: Thu, Apr 06, 2017 3PM-5PM
Where: Gresham City Hall Conference Center
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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The East County Caring Community engages individuals and organizations committed to serving the needs of residents in East County. This includes community groups, faith-based organizations, educational stakeholders, economic and workforce development, health care partners, local law enforcement, human and social service providers, regional government and legislative partners, organizations working to increase access to parks and green spaces, and many others. For more information about this meeting, contact Joe Walsh at 503-618-2372 or Joe.Walsh@GreshamOregon.gov.

Sunday April 9, 2017
Start: 11:00 am
End: 1:00 pm

Let's Kick Ball!

When: Sun, Apr 09, 2017 11AM-1PM
Where: Friends of the Children
424 NE 172nd Ave.
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Free! Drop-in futsal games for boys and girls in grades 3-6, from 11 am to 1 pm Sundays in the Friends of the Children gym. Rain or shine. Supervised play is provided by Active Children Portland volunteers. This activity is sponsored by the City of Gresham. A signed waiver is required to participate.Read more about the Sunday Afternoon Futsal program and print the waiver. For more information, contact Jared Hoffman, 541-921-0686.

Monday April 10, 2017
Start: 12:26 pm

Neighborhood Assn Board Meeting
When: Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:30PM-8PM
Where: Simmons' Foster Care
17104 NE Oregon St
Portland, OR
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Board meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Monday each month 6:30PM
For more information please contact: info@wilkeseastna.org
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  • May 08, 2017
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Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Mon, Apr 10, 2017 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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The Planning Commission advises City Council on long-range, comprehensive planning and land use issues within the city.For more information about this event contact Tammy Richardson, Planning Technician at 503-618-2401 or Tammy.Richardson@GreshamOregon.gov.

Tuesday April 11, 2017
Start: 3:00 pm
End: 5:00 pm

When: Tue, Apr 11, 2017 3PM-5PM
Where: Gresham City Hall Conference Center
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Policy Development meetings are informal sessions to review programs, receive progress reports on programs or projects, or to receive other information from staff. The Council periodically holds policy development meetings jointly with citizen advisory committees to discuss policy issues. For more information contact the City Recorder's Office at 503-618-2697. Read more about Council meetings.

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

Public Welcome. Get Involved!

When: Tue, Apr 11, 2017 7PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Rm
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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For more information about the Coalition of Gresham Neighborhood Associations, contact Carol Rulla, Coalition President, at 503-663-1466 or jlctr@juno.com.

Wednesday April 12, 2017
Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Wed, Apr 12, 2017 10AM-12PM
Where: Main City Park
219 S Main Avenue
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Join the City and its partners in celebrating Arbor Month by increasing Gresham's urban forest with a tree planting event. The Urban Forestry Subcommittee will be planting two Oregon White Oaks between Johnson Creek and the Main City dog park.For more information on this event contact Tina Osterink, Natural Resources Planner, at 503-618-2392 or Tina.Osterink@GreshamOregon.gov.

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

When: Wed, Apr 12, 2017 6PM-7PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Barlow Trail Rm
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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The Historic Resources Subcommittee maintains an inventory of historic landmarks in Gresham, reviews and recommends a decision on proposed actions to alter or demolish structures on the adopted inventory, and participates in special projects and events that increase public awareness or provide education on historic preservation.For more information about this event contact Ann Pytynia, Principal Urban Planner at 503-618-2859 or Ann.Pytynia@GreshamOregon.gov.

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

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Wed, Apr 12, 2017 7PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Conference Rm
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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The Gresham Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee (GRDCAC) meets as needed on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.The GRDCAC advises the Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) on the implementation of Rockwood-West Gresham Urban Renewal plans.For more information, please contact Amy Evans, Urban Renewal Administrative Assistant II, at 503-618-3208 or Amy.Evans@GreshamOregon.gov.

Friday April 14, 2017
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:15 pm

Hubble Insights and Discoveries That Have Changed Astronomy

When: Fri, Apr 14, 2017 6PM-8:15PM
Where: MHCC Planetarium Sky Theater
26000 SE Stark Street
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Tuesday shows are at 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.
New Friday shows include a matinee at 1 p.m. and an evening show at 6 p.m.
Admission is only $5.
MHCC students (with valid ID) and children 17 and under are $2.
All shows are presented under a realistic representation of the night sky, featuring the latest galactic, stellar and planetary images.
The Sky Theater is wheelchair accessible.
2016-17 MHCC Planetarium Sky Theater Schedule:

Date
Topic

Oct. 4 & 14
Wonders of the Fall Sky

Nov 1 & 4
Early Planning for the Oregon 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

Dec 6 & 9
The 13 Zodiac Constellations and Their Hidden Treasures

Jan 10 & 13
2017 Sky Preview

Feb 7 & 10
Sleeping Beauties and the White Dwarfs
(Beautiful Hubble images of stars like our sun at the end of their lives)

Feb 14
Special Valentine’s Day presentation (only one show at 6 pm)
Romancing the Universe: An Exploration of Cosmic Beauty by Will Blackmore

Mar 7 & 10
The Milky Way in All of Its Glory

Apr 4 & 14
Hubble Insights and Discoveries That Have Changed Astronomy

May 2 & 12
Black Holes, Pulsars, and Gravity Waves (Oh My!)
Will Blackmore Guest Speaker

Jun 6 & 9
This Summer’s Rare Total Solar Eclipse

Planetarium shows are generally on the first Tuesday and on the second Friday of each month (with exceptions during November and January).
More Info
For more info vist: http://www.mhcc.edu/Planetarium

Saturday April 15, 2017
Start: 11:00 am
End: 3:01 pm

Saturday's thru October

When: Sat, Apr 15, 2017 11AM-3PM
Where: Mt. Hood Community College
Parking Lot "W"
26000 SE Stark Street
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The Gresham Saturday Market is a Farmer's Market that includes many crafts, artisans, fresh flowers, plants, services, and unique offerings, plus great food and live entertainment from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.Ample on-site parking is available next to the market. For more information call 503-912-4122 or visit the Gresham Saturday Market website.

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

1874 Zimmerman House. Click to Enlarge

Hello Spring!

When: Sat Apr 15, 2016 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.

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