Neighborhood Connections: July 2014

City of Gresham: Neighborhood Connections, July 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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A Children's Fountain is a RAD Idea!
Bring your big, bright idea for improving city life to the Children's Fountain launch party at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 16. Free shades at the event for submitting a RAD idea. Play games, splash in the fountain and cool off with free sno-cones.. Read more  Top

Gresham Hits it Out of the Park
Have you visited a City park lately? There's lots to explore - from the Children's Fountain and Summer Kids in the Park (SKIP) rec program to the beautiful Japanese Garden at Main City Park. All the parks info is on our website. Read more  Top

Art Abounds Downtown at Festival
Get ready for the City's biggest event. The Gresham Arts Festival will light up historic downtown from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, July 19, with art, music, food and laughter. Free fun for the family. Take a peek  Top

Summer Paves Way for Roadwork
Thanks for your patience while transportation crews spiff up Gresham's streets with pavement maintenance. For daily roadwork updates, call the Maintenance Hot Line at 503-618-2888. Read more  Top

Help Make Transit Better
Help define new transit service along Powell and Division. Weigh in on alternatives at an open house Saturday, July 26, at the Gresham Library between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tell us your preferences for routes and vehicle types. Read more  Top

Fun With Purpose: National Night Out
Everyone's invited to National Night Out, when neighborhoods across the city organize cookouts, block parties and other events. Join your neighbors on Tuesday, Aug. 5, to strengthen neighborhood spirit and build strong police-community partnerships. Read more  Top

Don't Junk It - Get It Fixed for Free
A Repair Café is a unique event: Volunteers fix your broken "stuff." Our Recycling and Solid Waste staff, PDX Repair and City of Portland offer a East County Repair Café on Thursday, Aug. 14. Read more  Top

Got Design? We Want You
Join the team that decides what gets built in Gresham. The Design Commission, a citizen group appointed by City Council, reviews and approves major new development projects. The City is especially interested in applicants with backgrounds in landscape architecture, urban design or architecture. Read more  Top

Kids, Bring Your Parents to Musicalu
Musicalu, the City's free summer music series on the Arts Plaza, features the best of the Northwest "kindie" music scene. The next concerts are Saturdays July 19 and 26 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Rain or shine, it's time to shake your caboose. Read more  Top

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Upcoming Events

Wed, Jul 16
Children's Fountain Grand Opening
6-7 p.m.

Thu, Jul 17
Summer Kids in the Park (SKIP)
M-F, times vary
Third Thursday
5:30-8 p.m.

Sat, Jul 19
Gresham Farmers' Market
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Gresham Saturday Market
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Gresham Arts Festival
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Sun Jul 20
Historic Downtown Walking Tour
1-2:45 p.m.

Mon, Jul 21
Summer Kids in the Park (SKIP)
M-F, times vary
Music Mondays
6:30-8 p.m.

Wed, Jul 23
Endless Summer Cruise-In
4-7:30 p.m.

Sat, Jul 26
11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Mon, Jul 28
Music Mondays
6:30-8 p.m.

Tue, Jul 29
Senior Healthy Hikers
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sat, Aug 2
Mt. Hood Jazz Festival
Noon-10 p.m

Mon, Aug 4
Music Mondays
6-8:30 p.m.