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2018 Portland area Holiday Activity Guide. Fun for the entire family! Storybooklane, Train rides, Christmas ships, Colorful lights, 300 Tuba Concert on the Square and much more. Info here!

Rockwood Neighborhood Association Nov 2018 Meeting: Mon, Nov 19, 2018 7PM-9PM

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Rockwood Neighborhood Association Nov 2018 Meeting: Mon, Nov 19, 2018 7PM-9PM. Public Meeting, Join Us!. Info here!

Public Meeting, Join Us!

When: Mon, Nov 19, 2018 7PM-9PM
Where: Human Solutions Rockwood Building
124 NE 181st Ave.
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Agenda

  • 7:00 p.m. Call to Order
  • 7:05 p.m. Approve minutes of June 18, 2018
  • 7:10 p.m. Update on Rockwood Rising
    Josh Fuhrer, Gresham Redevelopment Commission Executive Director (Where the old Rockwood Fred Meyer was or where Burnside and Stark Cross on Stark Street)
  • 7:40 p.m. Discussion on Vance Park Master Plan and Animal Shelter
    Rebecca Stavenjord, Chief of Staff to Commissioner Lori Stegmann, District 4
    Jamie Waltz, Deputy Director, Multnomah County
    (The board sent a letter to the Multnomah County Commissioners and asked them to think about moving the animal shelter to Rockwood and maybe partnering with OSU and offer classes for Veterinarian Techs.)
  • 8:10 p.m. Discussion on more East County Involvement
    Eddy Morales, East County Rising
  • 8:25 p.m. Election of Officers
    Catherine Nicewood – President, Donna Dionne – Secretary/Treasurer
  • 8:40 p.m. Citizen Comment
  • 8:50 p.m. Discussion on translation of meeting minutes and signs in Spanish
  • 8:55 p.m. Update on 740 SE 182nd development (Yamhill Street 224 apartments)
  • 9:00 p.m. Adjourn

For more information about the Rockwood Neighborhood Association, contact Catherine Nicewood, Rockwood President, at 503-285-6587 or rockwoodpresident@gmail.com.

Gresham Redevelopment Commission Nov 20, 2018 Meeting: Tue, Nov 20, 2018 4PM-6PM

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Gresham Redevelopment Commission Nov 20, 2018 Meeting: Tue, Nov 20, 2018 4PM-6PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Tue, Nov 20, 2018 4PM-6PM
Where: 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 3:00 pm Gresham City Council 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.

City of Gresham Design Commission Meeting: Wed, Nov 21, 2018 6:30PM-8PM

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City of Gresham Design Commission Meeting: Wed, Nov 21, 2018 6:30PM-8PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Wed, Nov 21, 2018 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 Amanda Lunsford at 503-618-2235 or Amanda.Lunsford@GreshamOregon.gov.

Thanksgiving, A Time To Be Grateful - A Time For Sharing

Thanksgiving, A Time To Reflect - A Time For Sharing. Info here!
Serving warm food, warm smiles

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on everything you’ve been given, and be grateful for all that you have.

Take the time to give thanks for all that’s good in your life -- and give to others who may not share the same good fortune this Thanksgiving.

Give from the heart

Help brighten the holiday for someone in need.

  • Donate time or money to a local charity or food pantry
  • Donate a Thanksgiving basket to a neighbor in need
  • Volunteer at a local soup kitchen or homeless shelter
  • Deliver Thanksgiving meals to housebound seniors

Volunteer this holiday, and share the season!

Have a safe Thanksgiving weekend.

Freeze the Grease, Save a Bundle. Keep Fats Out Of The Pipes

Freeze the Grease, Save a Bundle. Keep Fats Out Of The Pipes. Info here!

Simple Solution. Big Reward.

After big holiday meals, no one likes to be stuck doing the clean-up. But if you aren't careful with leftover gravy, pan drip-pings and sauces a grease-clogged drain could ruin your holiday and cost you a bundle.

When fats, oils and grease are poured down the drain, they stick to the inside of pipes causing messy sewer backups and expensive cleanup and repair.

The solution:
Pour the grease into a can, freeze it, and toss the can in the trash!

Portland 34th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Pioneer Courthouse Square: Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:30PM-6:30PM

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Portland 34th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Pioneer Courthouse Square: Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:30PM-6:30PM

Portland 34th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Pioneer Courthouse Square: Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:30PM-6:30PM. Come and Join the Fun!. Info here!

Come and Join the Fun!

When: Fri, Nov 23, 2018 5PM-6:30PM
Where: Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR
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The day after Thanksgiving, thousands of Portlanders will gather at the Square to celebrate the lighting of the spectacular 75' Douglas-fir tree provided by Stimson Lumber Company.

Join us for a community sing-a-long curated by Portland’s own Thomas Lauderdale, with members of Pink Martini and friends. Limited edition holiday songbooks will be available at the event or for download on our website. Pre-show entertainment begins at 5pm.

With a big tree, over 14,000 colorful lights and Portland’s largest community sing-a-long, this is an event you won’t want to miss!

Strobe lights will be used during this event.

City of Gresham Fri Night Basketball 2018: Fri, Nov 23, 2018 6PM-10PM

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City of Gresham Fri Night Basketball 2018: Fri, Nov 23, 2018 6PM-10PM. Let's Hoop It Up! Info here!

Let's Hoop It Up!

When: Fri, Nov 23, 2018 6PM-10PM
Where: H.B. Lee Middle School
1121 NE 172nd Ave.
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Middle school and high school youth can attend free basketball practice, skill building and game play on Friday nights at H.B. Lee Middle School, 1121 NE 172nd Ave.

  • Open to boys and girls in grades 6-12
  • Learn new skills, make new friends, play basketball.
  • Adult supervision and mentorship provided by the Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC).
  • Sponsored by the City of Gresham.

Schedule

  • 6-8 p.m. for grades 6-8
  • 8-10 p.m. for grades 9-12

Registration form

For more information, visit our basketball page or contact Coach Michael Magnum at 503-975-2929.

City of Gresham Spirit of Christmas 2018, Arts Plaza: Sat, Nov 24, 2018 5PM-6:30PM

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Spirit of Christmas 2018: Sat, Nov 24, 2018 5PM-6:30PM. Come and Join the Fun!. Info here!

Come and Join the Fun!

When: Sat, Nov 24, 2018 5PM-6:30PM
Where: Arts Plaza
401 NE Second St.
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The 27th Annual Spirit of Christmas tree lighting one of the communitys most popular events rings in Greshams holiday season with a family-friendly program that includes music, photos with Santa, refreshments and the lighting of the 60-foot Ponderosa pine on the Arts Plaza.

Watch for fun activities beforehand in Historic Downtown in the afternoon leading up to the tree lighting festivities on the Arts Plaza.

For more information, contact Event Coordinator Shannon Chisom at Shannon.Chisom@gmail.com or 503-750-3785.

Read more about the Spirit of Christmas event.

City of Gresham Sat Night Basketball 2018: Sat, Nov 24, 2018 8PM-12AM

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City of Gresham Sat Night Basketball 2018: Sat, Nov 24, 2018 8PM-12AM. Let's Hoop It Up!. Info here!

Let's Hoop It Up!

When: Sat, Nov 24, 2018 8PM-12 am
Where: Friends of the Children
424 NE 172nd Ave.
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Middle school and high school youth can attend free basketball practice, skill building and game play on Friday nights at Friends of the Children at 424 NE 172nd Ave.

  • Open to boys and girls in grades 6-12
  • Learn new skills, make new friends, play basketball.
  • Adult supervision and mentorship provided by the Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC).
  • Sponsored by the City of Gresham.

Schedule

  • 8:00 - 10:00 pm for grades 6-8
  • 10:00 pm - 12:00 am for grades 9-12

Registration form

For more information, visit our basketball page or contact Coach Michael Magnum at 503-975-2929.

Downtown Gresham Shop Small Business Saturday 2018: Sat, Nov 24, 2018 6AM-10PM

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Small Business Sat 2018: Sat, Nov 24, 2018 6AM-10PM.  Info here!

When: Sat, Nov 24, 2018 6AM-10PM
Where: Throughout Gresham
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Black Friday? No, Shop Small Saturday! Support your local businesses of Gresham on November 24. Stay tuned for a list of participating businesses in the Gresham area. Visit the Gresham Chamber of Commerce for more information.

Why do we shop small?

  1. Small and local businesses give back more to your community. According to Civic Economics, "On average, 48% of each purchase at local independent businesses is recirculated locally, compared to the less than 14% of purchases at chain stores."
  2. Small businesses make a major economic impact in our City. According to the SBA, since 1990, small businesses have added 9 million jobs. The more you shop local, the more local job opportunities will increase.
  3. Small businesses create a sense of community. Check out the City's Spirit of Christmas event. Events like this are made possible because of participating local Gresham businesses.

For more information about this event, contact Shelley Write at 503-665-1131 or shelleyw@greshamchamber.org.

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