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Wednesday April 19, 2017
Start: 9:00 am
End: 5:21 pm

Let's Go Walking!

When: Wed, Apr 19, 2017 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Round-trip travel: 61 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
  • Elevation gain: 190 feet
  • Suggested donation per hiker: $7

This 4.5-mile hike begins at the beautiful, new $4M-dollar Orenco Woods Nature Park. It features a network of gravel, chip, and paved trails that border wetlands, an oak savannah and a hardwood forest. As we cross five bridges, look for red-tailed hawks, great blue herons, and black-tailed deer. Check out the historic MacDonald house and then climb into a giant green apple (a sculpture reminder that this land once produced apples used for fine desserts and ciders). From this park, we will hike south to Noble Woods to explore a loop trail that crosses over gurgling Rock Creek and then goes through Douglas fir, big leaf maple, ocean spray, hazel, oaks, large cherry, and sword fern. Along the way, look for crawfish and beaver activity.Wear hiking boots and bring water and snacks. Following this hike, we will have lunch at the nearby Copper River Restaurant. For more information about this hike please contact:

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: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Bring Your Gloves!

When: Wed, Apr 19, 2017 10AM-12PM
Where: Vance Park
1400 SE 182nd Avenue
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Join the City and it's partners in celebrating Arbor Month by increasing Gresham's urban forest at Vance Park tree planting event with Friends of Trees, the City, and Multnomah County.For more information on this event contact Tina Osterink, Natural Resources Planner, at 503-618-2392 or Tina.Osterink@GreshamOregon.gov.

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

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Wed, Apr 19, 2017 6:30PM-8PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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The Design Commission is the primary advising subcommittee to the City Council on design excellence for the built environment of the city. The Commission assists in the development and application of design standards and guidelines, and will conduct hearings as necessary to ensure that proposed public and private projects achieve these standards.For more information about this event contact Jamie Thomes at 503-618-2842 or Jamie.Thomes@GreshamOregon.gov.

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

When: Wed, Apr 19, 2017 7PM-9PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Rm 3A
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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The Finance Committee advises Council on City financial matters. Finance Committee meetings take place on the third Wednesday of the month in conference room 3A from 7 - 9 p.m. at Gresham City Hall. For more information about the Finance Committee or about this meeting, contact Sharron Monohon, Budget & Financial Planning Director, at 503-618-2890 or Sharron.Monohon@GreshamOregon.gov.

Saturday April 22, 2017
Start: 9:00 am
End: 2:00 pm

Earth Day Everyday - Recycle

When: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 9AM-2PM
Where: Gresham City Hall Parking Lot
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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The City will hold its annual free recycling event in celebration of Earth Day. The recycling event is free to Gresham and Wood Village residents (businesses may only participate in recycling fluorescents).
Click here for a complete list of items accepted.We are also looking for volunteers for this year's event. Tasks may include directing traffic, handing out flyers, unloading materials from automobiles and sorting materials. Sign up today to volunteer.If you are interested in volunteering, or need more information about this event, please read more about the Earth Day recycling event.Partner event

Contact Usrecycle@greshamoregon.gov503-618-2518

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

Get Your Green On!

When: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17615 NE Glisan Street
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Looking for a way to give back this Earth Day? Join Friends of Nadaka to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park. We will be removing invasive species such as English Ivy from the 10-acre forested portion of the park. The event will start with a brief lesson on native and invasive plant species.Tools, gloves and light refreshments will be provided. Dress to work in natural areas: long pants and closed-toe sturdy shoes. Please bring a water bottle and a friend.Activities include:

  • invasive plant removal
  • litter cleanup
  • garden weeding/cleanup

Register to volunteer.For more information about this event, contact Monica McAllister at 503-956-8558 or monica@friendsofnadaka.org.

Start: 11:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

Saturday's thru October

When: Sat, Apr 22, 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.

Monday April 24, 2017
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Mon, Apr 24, 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 April 25, 2017
Start: 9:00 am
End: 5:00 pm

Let's Go Walking!

When: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Round-trip travel: 120 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Elevation gain: 750 feet
  • Suggested donation per hiker: $12

We will do an approximately 3.5-mile out-and-back hike in the city of Mosier, visiting the Pioneer cemetery, Mosier Falls, and a view of the Columbia River. With a little luck, we should be able to view wildflowers such as balsam root, lupine, cryptantha, and bachelors buttons, among others. Please pack a lunch, as we will be eating at the Mosier City Park. As always this time of year, wear long pants and boots and bring a walking stick.There will be poison oak, ticks, and possibly snakes present.For more information about this hike please contact Bob Criteser at 503-807-1160 or bocr41@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

Wednesday April 26, 2017
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Seeking Volunteers

When: Wed, Apr 26, 2017 6PM-7:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Rm
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Get involved in the City of Greshams Natural Resources Program by volunteering! Volunteers are needed May through June to conduct weekly bird surveys in natural areas and urban sites around the city. This is open to anyone with an interest in birds and an attention to detail. Part I - Inroduction to bird surveying

  • Review survey protocol
  • Basic bird identification tips

Part II - Bird Identification Field Training with a professional from The Audubon Society. Additional details provided at the first training event. The surveys take an average of two hours per week for a minimum of three weeks. The data helps the City of Gresham be a better steward of our beloved natural areas and further understand the role of urban habitats.Contact Ashlyn Teather at 503-618-2383 or Ashlyn.Teather@GreshamOregon.gov

Thursday April 27, 2017
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:30 pm

Seeking Volunteers

When: Thu, Apr 27, 2017 6PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Springwater and Oregon Trail Rms
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Weeds we all have them. Come learn how to identify the most common garden and landscape weeds along with some of the other more notorious plant invaders of the region. We will walk you through how these aggressive plants take over in your yard and provide some simple yet effective tips that will help you get the upper hand without turning to synthetic herbicides.This workshop is provided by East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD).Register for this event.For more information about this event, contact Ashlyn Teather at 503-618-2383 or Ashlyn.Teather@GreshamOregon.gov.

Saturday April 29, 2017
Start: 11:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

Saturday's thru October

When: Sat, Apr 29, 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.

Sunday April 30, 2017
Start: 11:00 am
End: 1:00 pm

Let's Kick Ball!

When: Sun, Apr 30, 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.

Tuesday May 2, 2017
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

When: Tuesday, May 02, 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 May 3, 2017
Start: 5:27 am

Grab Your Bike, Join the Fun!

When: Sat, May 13, 2017 10AM-2PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Bring your bike and have fun at our Bike Rodeo course, while also learning and practicing the rules of the road. Travel through five stations to learn basic bike safety and ride an obstacle course to test your bike-handling skills.In addition, have your bike checked out for safety, your helmet adjusted with Legacy Healths Trauma Nurses Talk Tough program, and learn ways to extend your bicycle trips by using the bus or MAX. Read more about Bike Month events in Gresham.For more information, contact Jay Higgins at 503-618-2215 or Jay.Higgins@GreshamOregon.gov.

Start: 4:00 pm

When: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 4PM-5PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Rm 3A
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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The Youth Advisory Committee is composed of students from all Gresham-area high schools. Their primary focus is to ensure Gresham youth are engaged locally and that their voices are heard at the City.For more information about this event contact Jessica Harper at 503-618-2584 or Jessica.Harper@GreshamOregon.gov.

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

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Wed, May 03, 2017 6:30PM-8PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Rm
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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The Design Commission is the primary advising subcommittee to the City Council on design excellence for the built environment of the city. The Commission assists in the development and application of design standards and guidelines, and will conduct hearings as necessary to ensure that proposed public and private projects achieve these standards.For more information about this event contact Jamie Thomes at 503-618-2842 or Jamie.Thomes@GreshamOregon.gov.

Start: 6:30 pm

When: Wed, May 03, 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 Joe Walsh, Senior Manager, Neighborhood Prosperity & Youth Engagement, at 503-618-2372 or Joe.Walsh@GreshamOregon.gov.

Thursday May 4, 2017
Start: 8:00 am
End: 5:00 pm

Let's Go Walking!

When: Thu, May 04, 2017 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Gothic Churches and Public Art in Downtown Portland

  • Round-trip travel: MAX light rail
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Elevation gain: Minimal
  • Suggested donation per hiker: All-day MAX ticket is $5 or $2.50 for seniors

This three-mile walk showcases Gothic churches and public art in downtown Portland. We will begin by walking through the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church, one of the finest examples of Victorian Gothic architecture in the United States. The sanctuary features stained-glass windows designed by David Povey and a magnificent carved pipe organ as its centerpiece. From here we will head to the Park Blocks to view 10 more churches and public art that includes Dale Chihuly's "Red Tree" glass sculpture, "Brush Strokes" by Roy Lichtenstein, "Eye of Orion" by Manuel Izquerdo, and the sculptures of Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, and the Winter Column. Bring water and snacks and pack a sack lunch to eat at the Antoinette Hatfield Hall.Please arrive early to sign in so that we can all be ready to board MAX at City Hall at 9:18 am. For more information about this hike please contact Colleen Willmert at 503-475-2214 or colleen.willmert@comcast.net or Ruth Cummings at 503-926-4840 or cummings0465@frontier.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, May 04, 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.

Start: 6:00 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Become A MentorChange a Child's Life

When: Thu, May 04, 2017 6PM-7:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Are you looking for a fun and meaningful way to give back to the community? Consider becoming a mentor and change a child's life for the better. Simply spending time with a young person once a week after school or on weekends helps kids build social and emotional skills, keep better relationships with family and peers and lowers the risk for drug or gang involvement. Plus, it's fun! You can help a kid by spending just a few hours a week doing activities you already enjoy. Family of Friends is a family-style mentoring program. We primarily enroll kids in elementary school and match them with a mentor family, couple or individual for year-long mentoring relationships (with the option to continue longer). We are currently looking for mentors who want to mentor a child in the Gresham area.Please contact Allison Yoder at 503-351-5805 or ayoder@family-of-friends.org to sign up for an orientation and to learn more about Family of Friends mentoring. Visit the Family of Friends website for more information.

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

Learn About Our Native Plants

When: Thu, May 04, 2017 6:30PM-9PM
Where: St. Aidan's Episcopal Church and Nadaka Nature Park
17405 NE Glisan Street
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Explore the benefits of gardening with native plants. Discover the Portland areas most common native plant communities, learn which species do well together and get tips to help them thrive. A slide show will highlight their unique features and desired growing conditions so you can decide which plants will work best in your own yard. Register for this workshop online. This class is hosted in partnership by Friends of Nadaka, East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, and St. Aidans Episcopal Church.For more information about this event contact Katie Meckes at 503-222-7645 or katie@emswcd.org

Saturday May 6, 2017
Start: 8:30 am
End: 2:00 pm

Saturday's thru October

When: Sat, May 06, 2017 8:30AM-2PM
Where: Downtown Gresham at NW 3rd Street and NW Miller Avenue
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The Gresham Farmers Market is a community gathering place where you can stroll, shop and listen to live music. The market offers shoppers fresh, local produce, meats, cheeses, flowers, crafts, fresh food and live music. Dont forget to bring your bag or basket from home.For more information about the Gresham Farmers' Market contact us at 971-303-2248 or info@greshamfarmersmarket.com, or visit the Gresham Farmers' Market website.

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

Saturday's thru October

When: Sat, May 06, 2017 9AM-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: 1:00 pm
End: 2:00 pm

When: Sat, May 06, 2017 1PM-2PM
Where: Main City Park
219 S. Main Ave.
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Join the City of Gresham and Johnson Creek Watershed Council for a guided tour of the public demonstration garden. We will meet near the Coho shelter.The Garden showcases the types of plants that are great for northwest gardens that also support our local wildlife and pollinators. Local resident and native bee expert, Celeste Ets-Hokin, will speak about the bees in our gardens and the myriad of benefits they provide and work that they do.ContactJohnson Creek Watershed Council

Start: 1:30 pm
End: 2:30 pm

Come Learn About Our Valuable Little Friends

When: Sat, May 06, 2017 1:30PM-2:30PM
Where: Main City Park
219 S. Main Ave
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Learn about the many fascinating and bee-utiful native bees that live in Gresham and the plants that support them. Local bee expert, Celeste Ets-Hokin, will speak about the bees in our gardens and the myriad of benefits they provide and work that they do.

  • Refreshments Provided
  • Seating provided in the Coho shelter

Contact Keri Handaly, 503-618-2657 or Keri.Handaly@GreshamOregon.gov

Sunday May 7, 2017
Start: 11:00 am
End: 1:00 pm

Let's Kick Ball!

When: Sun, May 07, 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.

Start: 3:30 pm
End: 5:30 pm

Live Concert

When: Sun, May 07, 2017 3:30PM-5:30PM
Where: Mt. Hood Community College Theater
26000 SE Stark Street
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The Mt. Hood Pops Orchestra presents "Pops in Spring," a concert featuring the following:

  • Green Fields, arr. Ployhar
  • New York, New York, by Kandar
  • Sleeping Beauty Waltz, by Tchaikovsky
  • El Cumbanchero, by R. Hernández Marín
  • Carmen - Suite (Intermezzo, Danse Bohème), by Bizet

Purchase tickets online.For more information about Mt. Hood Pops, visit the Mt. Hood Pops website or call 503-669-1937.

Monday May 8, 2017
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Neighborhood Assn Board Meeting
When: Mon May 08, 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
Upcoming Meetings

  • Jun 12, 2017
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  • Aug 14, 2017
  • Sep 11, 2017
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SEEKING BOARD MEMBERS
Are you motivated, passionate, creative?

Help shape our neighborhood. Join the Board. Become a Member-at-Large. No experience required -- just the desire to make our neighborhood a better place. Click here for details!  "Together WE can make a difference!"

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

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Mon, May 08, 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 May 9, 2017
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

When: Tue, May 09, 2017 6PM-9PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Center
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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The City of Gresham Budget Committee will hold a public meeting to review and approve the proposed budget for fiscal year 2017-18. If needed, follow-up meetings will be announced at this meeting. Public participation is encouraged. For more information, contact Sharron Monohon, Budget and Financial Planning Director, at Sharron.Monohon@GreshamOregon.gov or 503-618-2890.

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

Public Welcome. Get Involved!

When: Tue, May 09, 2017 7PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Rms 2A & 2B
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 May 10, 2017
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 6:30 pm

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Wed, May 10, 2017 6PM-6:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Center
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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The Gresham Redevelopment Commission Budget Committee (GRDCBC) is responsible for recommending a budget to the Gresham Redevelopment Commission for the upcoming fiscal year 2017-18. Public participation is encouraged.For more information, contact Sharron Monohon, Budget and Financial Planning Director, at Sharron.Monohon@GreshamOregon.gov or 503-618-2890.

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

When: Wed, May 10, 2017 6:30PM-9PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Center
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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If the budget is not approved at the first meeting on May 9, 2017, the City of Gresham Budget Committee will hold a public meeting to review and approve the proposed budget for fiscal year 2017-18. Public participation is encouraged. For more information, contact Sharron Monohon, Budget and Financial Planning Director, at Sharron.Monohon@GreshamOregon.gov or 503-618-2890.

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

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Wed, May 10, 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.

Thursday May 11, 2017
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

When: Thu, May 11, 2017 6PM-9PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Center
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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If the budget is not approved at the meeting on May 10, 2017, the City of Gresham Budget Committee will hold a public meeting to review and approve the proposed budget for fiscal year 2017-18. Public participation is encouraged. For more information, contact Sharron Monohon, Budget and Financial Planning Director, at Sharron.Monohon@GreshamOregon.gov or 503-618-2890.

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

When: Thu, May 11, 2017 6PM-7PM
Where: City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Meet your wildlife neighbors in Gresham! Staff from the City of Gresham, Johnson Creek Watershed Council, and local wildlife photographer, Caz Zyvatkauskas, will be presenting beautiful photos and videos of wildlife sightings in Gresham. Some are very unexpected! Bring the whole family for an evening of wildlife photographs, interactive activities, and family-friendly fun!ContactJohnson Creek Watershed CouncilJanel Hull, 503-652-7477 or janel@jcwc.org

Start: 6:00 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Become A Mentor,Change a Child's Life

When: Thu, May 11, 2017 6PM-7:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Topic: Child development and social/emotional skillsAre you looking for a fun and meaningful way to give back to the community? Consider becoming a mentor and change a child's life for the better. Simply spending time with a young person once a week after school or on weekends helps kids build social and emotional skills, keep better relationships with family and peers and lowers the risk for drug or gang involvement. Plus, it's fun! You can help a kid by spending just a few hours a week doing activities you already enjoy. Family of Friends is a family-style mentoring program. We primarily enroll kids in elementary school and match them with a mentor family, couple or individual for year-long mentoring relationships (with the option to continue longer). We are currently looking for mentors who want to mentor a child in the Gresham area.Please contact Allison Yoder at 503-351-5805 or ayoder@family-of-friends.org to sign up for an orientation and to learn more about Family of Friends mentoring. Visit the Family of Friends website for more information.

Friday May 12, 2017
Start: 5:38 am

Black Holes, Pulsars, and Gravity Waves (Oh My!)

When: Fri, May 12, 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 May 13, 2017
Start: 8:30 am
End: 2:00 pm

Saturday's thru October

When: Sat, May 13, 2017 8:30AM-2PM
Where: Downtown Gresham at NW 3rd Street and NW Miller Avenue
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The Gresham Farmers Market is a community gathering place where you can stroll, shop and listen to live music. The market offers shoppers fresh, local produce, meats, cheeses, flowers, crafts, fresh food and live music. Dont forget to bring your bag or basket from home.For more information about the Gresham Farmers' Market contact us at 971-303-2248 or info@greshamfarmersmarket.com, or visit the Gresham Farmers' Market website.

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

Saturday's thru October

When: Sat, May 13, 2017 9AM-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: 10:00 am
End: 2:00 pm

All Things City of Gresham!Check Us Out

When: Sat, May 13, 2017 10AM-2PM
Where: City Hall Parking Lot
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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How the City works for YOU...how YOU can work for the CityJoin us for a festival of fun at City Hall Check out our big rigs, ride in a police car, meet Basco, Recon and Cash, the Citys Police K9 dogs, enjoy photo opportunities for the kiddos, tackle a bicycle obstacle course at the Bike Rodeo while learning about bike safety (bring your bikes, please), and having your bike helmet fitted properly. Plus, free popcorn and raffle drawing.For more information about CityFest, contact Alexandra.Walker@GreshamOregon.govCome build a future with usAt CityFest, talk to staff about their career paths, meet with local resources to help you prepare for the workforce and learn about paths you can take toward meaningful work at the City of Gresham.View current job openingsView internship opportunitiesNot in the market for a new career?No problem. You bring the family, well bring the free, hands-on, family friendly fun.

Sunday May 14, 2017
Start: 11:00 am
End: 1:00 pm

Let's Kick Ball!

When: Sun, May 14, 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.

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