Neighborhood Connections: January 2015

City of Gresham: Neighborhood Connections, January 2015. 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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Restaurateur? Rockwood wants you
Get in on the Rockwood neighborhood revival and open a pizza shop, café, bakery, ethnic restaurant or other eatery at the Rockwood Exchange, the former Rockwood Community Office at SE 187th & SE Stark. Five spaces are available. Apply by Monday, Feb. 16. Learn more.  Top

Stewardship Saturdays on the trail
Grab your gloves and prepare to pull, plant and have fun. Saturdays from 9-11:30 a.m. on Feb. 7 and 14 (show some extra love) have been set aside as “Stewardship Saturdays” to prep the Gresham-Fairview Trail before the second annual Green & Clean on March 7. All ages welcome. Learn more.  Top

Flushing for drinking water quality
Crews are flushing water pipes through April to remove built-up sediments that can settle in waterlines over time. Signs in the neighborhood will let you know in advance when flushing is coming, and our website is updated daily with the flushing schedule. Learn more.  Top

Hands-on Powell-Division workshop
Join us Thursday, Feb. 12, from 6-8:30 p.m. at City Hall to weigh in on the Powell-Division Transit and Development Project, Gresham’s most important transportation project in 20 years. Attendees could win four free Oregon Zoo passes. Learn more.  Top

Be captured by raptors
What's that soaring overhead? Come learn about raptors, who are the eye in the sky over Gresham, at a free birds of prey identification class led by Metro naturalist, bird expert and fan favorite James Davis; from 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at City Hall. Learn more.  Top

Congrats to the Thornton family for winning a free year of garbage service by signing up for GoCart!, the City's new garbage and recycling reminder tool. Know when to roll out and what to put in. Be entered to win the next prize. Sign up.  Top

Green & Clean day of service is March 7
The City's second annual Green & Clean day of service is Saturday, March 7. All ages can help restore habitat along the Gresham-Fairview Trail in the beautiful Grant Butte Wetlands area. A free pizza party will follow the event. We're supporting the Johnson Creek Watershed Council's "Watershed-Wide" event, too. Green & Clean RSVP.  Top

Volunteer to make a difference
If you have a desire to help shape the future of Gresham, here’s your opportunity - volunteer for a Council Citizen Advisory Committee (arts, history, finance, design, citizen involvement, planning, natural resources). Learn more.  Top

City Jobs, Meetings and Community Events

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Upcoming Events

Tue, Jan 27
Senior Healthy Hikers
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Hands-on Henna for Teens
4-5:30 p.m.
Try Local Tuesday
4:30-6 p.m.

Raptor ID Class

6-8:30 p.m

Fri, Jan 29
Natural Areas Winter Tour
9-11:30 a.m.

Wed, Feb 4
MHCC Jazz Night Concert
7:30 p.m.

Sat, Feb 7
Stewardship Saturdays
9-11:30 a.m.
Art Sale to Benefit Japanese Garden and Gresham VFW
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Thu Feb 12
Powell-Division Community Workshop
6-8:30 p.m.
MHCC Theater Improv Show
6:30 p.m

Sat, Feb 14
Stewardship Saturdays
9-11:30 a.m.

Sat, Feb 21
MHCC "The Drowsy Chaperone"
7:30 p.m.

Sat, Feb 28
Wetland Birds in Gresham
9-11:30 a.m.

Sat, Mar 7
Green & Clean Day of Service
9-12 p.m.