Neighborhood Connections: November 2014

City of Gresham: Neighborhood Connections, November 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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How to find us when winter weather hits
The recent icy roads and blustery winds sent the message winter is upon us. Visit our winter weather page for a comprehensive list of resources, including road operations, safety measures and tips. Read more.  Top

A faster bus trip to MHCC? Read on
Do you live or work near Division or want a faster, more direct trip to Mt. Hood Community College? Do you want to learn more about Bus Rapid Transit, a proposed fast new option for getting around? Share your ideas and concerns about better transit and development this week at two Gresham events. Read more.  Top

Find family fun at City's tree lighting
Come one, come all! Santa Claus is headed to historic downtown to light the City’s 60-foot tree during the 23rd annual Spirit of Christmas tree lighting event, free, from 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29. The Gresham Youth Advisory will collect new and gently-used blankets, socks and coats for SnowCap. Read more.  Top

Free grease kits for holiday cooking
Cooking a turkey with gravy this holiday season? Keeping cooking greases out of the kitchen sink can prevent clogged sewer pipes. The City offers tips for smart cooking and free kits for Gresham-area residents to scrape and freeze the grease. Read more.  Top

Holiday garbage schedule? Get GoCart!
With the holidays coming up, never miss a collection day. GoCart!, the City's free garbage and recycling tool, sends you personalized collection day reminders plus service alerts. Only six weeks left to be entered to win a year of free garbage service. Read more.  Top

Learn to talk through challenges
East Metro Mediation will offer the free training “Introduction to Challenging Situations, Powerful Conversations” from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16. The class teaches conflict resolution skills through coaching and hands-on practice. Read more.  Top

Help stop hunger with Fill-A-Bag drive
The annual Fill-A-Bag Program's goal is to collect more than 300,000 pounds of non-perishable food for SnowCap's pantry. Local businesses serve as drop-off sites including Gresham Ford, Riverview Community Bank and The Outlook. Watch a clip.  Top

City Jobs, Meetings and Community Events

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Upcoming Events

Wed, Nov 19
Senior Healthy Hikers
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Gresham Butte Scenic View Forum
6-8 p.m.
Powell-Division Transit Forum
6:30-8 p.m.

Thu, Nov 20
GHS: 'The Wizard of Oz'
Times vary; thru Nov 23

Fri, Nov 21
BHS: 'Anything Goes'
Times vary; thru Nov 23

Sun, Nov 23
Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra
3-5 p.m.

Tue Nov 25
Biz Boosters: Jazzy Bagels
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Thu, Nov 27
Happy Thanksgiving
City Hall closed

Sat, Nov 29
Spirit of Christmas Downtown
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Spirit of Christmas Tree Lighting
5-6:30 p.m.

Sat, Dec 06
Photos With Santa
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sun, Dec 14
Mt. Hood Pops Orchestra
3:30-5:30 p.m.