Neighborhood Connections: June 2014

City of Gresham: Neighborhood Connections, June 2014. Find Out What's Happening in and Around Your City. Public Safety information, Community Activities & Events, Training & Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, and more.

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Kids! Get Ready to SKIP Into Summer
Free fun and food: The City kicks off Summer Kids in the Park (SKIP), an eight-week Gresham parks and recreation program with lunch for all youth 18 or younger, provided by the Boys & Girls Clubs. Runs M-F, June 23-Aug. 15. Read more  Top

Rock the Block for One and All
We are excited to be a part of Rock the Block on Plaza del Sol in Rockwood on June 27-28. Rock the Block is the second annual celebration of Rockwood with festive food, music and dance, basketball and soccer, a kids parade and ways to connect with community resources – from bus passes to art classes. Read more  Top

Tour Tsuru Island at Japanese Festival
Celebrate the reopening of the Gresham Japanese Garden, Tsuru (Crane) Island, at Skosh ("a little") Japanese Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at Main City Park. Experience a tea ceremony, cooking demonstrations, bonsai, origami, garden tours, plant sale. Read more  Top

CAL Student Video Teaches Safe Crossing
School's out and kids are hitting the streets, parks and playgrounds. To keep them safe, the City has improved several crosswalks and shares this short video, produced by digital media students at CAL, which teaches "Push, Look, Walk and Be Safe. Watch the video  Top

'Can You ID Me?'
Gresham Police have developed a ‘Can You ID Me?’ webpage featuring pictures of suspects, witnesses and people of interest whom police have captured on video surveillance – but don’t know their identities. Information can be submitted anonymously. Read more  Top

Flooding, Fire, Quake: Get PublicAlerts
PublicAlerts connect Multnomah County residents to real-time information when it's essential to safety, such as a boil water notice or major storm alert. Most published landlines are already included; cell phone users must register their numbers with PublicAlerts. Register your cell phone  Top

Need Help Resolving Conflict?
Are you enjoying your summer? If you’re in a dispute with a neighbor, landlord or tenant, you may not be. Tera Cleland, the City's new mediation specialist at East Metro Mediation, can help you resolve your conflict and get back to enjoying summer. Free. Read more  Top

A Doggone Good Time at the Park
Now you and your pooch can enjoy a frolic at Main City Park's new off-leash area just south of the Coho picnic shelter. If you and Fido head out to play, be sure to follow the posted rules and help us make this test area a safe and tail-wagging success. Read more  Top

Boogie Woogie to Musicalu Concerts
Musicalu, the City's free summer music series on the Arts Plaza features the best of the Northwest "kindie" music scene. The first concert is Red Yarn from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 12. Rain or shine, it's time to boogie down. Read more  Top

Serve At-Risk Children in the Community
If you want to help a child in need, here’s an important opportunity. Morrison Child & Family Services is in need of therapeutic foster-parents to care for children who have experienced early childhood trauma. Contact Certifier Shelby Gatewood at 503-736-6527. Read more  Top

City Jobs, Meetings and Community Events

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Upcoming Events

Wed, Jun 18
Senior Healthy Hikers
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Thu, Jun 19
Third Thursday
5:30-8 p.m.

Sat, Jun 21
Gresham Farmers' Market
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Gresham Saturday Market
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Historic Downtown Guided Tour
11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Mon Jun 23
Summer Kids in the Park (SKIP)
M-F, various parks, see schedule
Powell-Division Open House
4-7 p.m.

Wed, Jun 25
Summer Weed ID Workshop
6-7:30 p.m.

Fri, Jun 27
Rock the Block
3-8 p.m.

Sat, Jun 28
Bike With a Cop - Springwater
9-10 a.m.
SKOSH Japanese Festival
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Rock the Block
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Mon, Jul 7
Gresham Butte Scenic View Community Forum
6-8 p.m.
Music Mondays: Shannon Tower Band
6:30-8 p.m.

Sat, Jul 12
Musicalu Kids Concert : Red Yarn
11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Thu, Jul 17
Third Thursday
5:30-8 p.m.

Sat, Jul 19
Gresham Arts Festival
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Musicalu: Pointed Man Band
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Gresham Farmers' Market
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.