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« Thursday May 04, 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 or Ruth Cummings at 503-926-4840 or 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

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 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

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