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There's Something For Everyone This July 4th Weekend!

07/01/2016 - 6:00am
07/04/2016 - 6:59am
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There's Something For Everyone This July 4th Weekend! Sunshine, Rodeo's, Blues Music, and Fireworks Fireworks Fireworks. Details here!

Sparks Will Fly As We Celebrate Our Nation's Birthday!

Fireworks
July 4, 2016
Best Fourth of July fireworks

St Paul Rodeo
July 1-4, 2016
30 miles SW of Portland
Watch fearless cowboys and cowgirls ride bucking broncos, rope and wrestle steers, and even ride bulls at the St. Paul Rodeo. Also enjoy a barbecue, carnival, art show, and nightly fireworks. Schedule.

Mollalla Buckaroos Rodeo
July 1-4, 2016
30 miles SSE of Portland
Molalla Buckeroo: Rodeo competition, a carnival, barbecue, live music, dancing and fireworks (nightly following rodeo). Various times Wednesday-Saturday. Visit molallabuckeroo.com for schedule. Molalla Buckeroo Grounds, 815 Shirley St, Molalla; $8-$17; or 503-829-8388

Waterfront Blues Festival
July 1 - 4, 2016
Portland Waterfront
Waterfront Blues Festival features over 75 performers on four stages, plus fireworks on July 4th, at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on the Willamette River. Visit their website for schedule and details.

Fourth of July at the Fort
July 4, 2016, All day!
10 miles north of Portland
Independence Day At Fort Vancouver includes music and activities at noon and fireworks at 10:05 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.

Nadaka Nature Park Forest Plant Walk: Sat May 14, 2016 10AM-12PM

05/14/2016 - 10:00am
05/14/2016 - 12:00pm
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Call All Plant Nerds, Gardeners, and Nature Lovers! Nadaka Nature Park Forest Plant Walk: Sat May 14, 2016 10AM-12PM. Info here!
Nadaka Nature Park
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Plant nerds, gardeners, and nature lovers

When: Sat May 14, 2016 10AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
(Meet at the picnic shelter)
17615 NE Glisan St
Gresham OR
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Join Monica McAllister, Friends of Nadaka, Ivy Watson, City of Gresham Natural Resources Program, and Heather Buley from the Backyard Habitat Program for a fun and educational plant walk through the 10 acre forest at Nadaka Nature Park.

Whether you want to explore nature with your kids, find out what native plants you can grow in your backyard (and which weeds you should kick out), or learn the difference between epigynous and hypogynous flowers, this walk and talk will have something for you.

Dress for the weather and for exploring in natural areas. Refreshments provided.

More Info
For information or to RSVP contact Ivy Watson at 503-618-2383 or ivy.watson@greshamoregon.com

Wilkes East Neighborhood Association Board Meeting: Mon May 02, 2016 6:30PM-8PM

05/02/2016 - 6:30pm
05/02/2016 - 8:00pm
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Board Meeting, fourth Monday monthly. Wilkes East Neighborhood, PO Box 536, Fairview OR 97024. Diversity, Harmony, Community -- Together we can make a difference

Neighborhood Assn Board Meeting

When: Mon May 02, 2016 6:30PM-8PM
(postponed from Apr 25, 2016)
Where: Simmons' Foster Care
17104 NE Oregon St
Portland, OR
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Board meetings are scheduled for the 4th Monday each month 6:30PM
For more information please contact: info@wilkeseastna.org

Upcoming Meetings

  • May 23, 2016
  • Jun 27, 2016
  • Jul 25, 2016

BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED
Are you motivated, passionate, creative?

Help shape our neighborhood. Join the Board. Become a Member-at-Large. No experience required -- just the desire to make our neighborhood a better place. Click here for details!  "Together WE can make a difference!"

Wilkes East Neighborhood
PO Box 536
Fairview, OR 97024

Join Us! MLK Day of Service at Nadaka Nature Park: Mon Jan 18, 2016 9AM-12PM

01/18/2016 - 9:00am
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Join Us! MLK Day of Service at Nadaka Nature Park: Mon Jan 18, 2016 9AM-12PM. Info here!

Give Back to Your Community

When: Mon Jan 18, 2016 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
(Meet at the picnic shelter)
17615 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR
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MLK Day of Service at Nadaka!
Join Friends of Nadaka this MLK Day of Service to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park and give back to the community. We will be removing invasive species such as English Ivy from the 10 acre forested portion of the park.

Tools, gloves, and light refreshments will be provided. Dress to work in natural areas: long pants, warm cloths, and closed-toe sturdy shoes. Please bring a water bottle and a friend!

There are two locations for parking:

  • St Aidan's Episcopal Church parking lot, west of Nadaka Nature Park located at 17405 NE Glisan Street Gresham, OR 97230
  • Nadaka Nature Park north entrance, 176th & NE Pacific St. You may park in the neighborhood and follow the path through the forest to get to the picnic shelter

City of Gresham, Community Development and Housing Subcommittee Meeting Nov 2015: Thu Nov 19, 2015 6PM-8PM

11/19/2015 - 6:00pm
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City of Gresham, Community Development and Housing Subcommittee Meeting Nov 2015: Thu Nov 19, 2015 6PM-8PM. Info here!

Get Involved, Make a Difference

When: Thu Nov 19, 2015 6PM-8PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Springwater Trail R
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
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The Community Development and Housing Subcommittee advises the City Council on community development and housing goals, policies and budgets.

More info
Contact Laurie Wells at 503-618-2404 or Laurie.Wells@GreshamOregon.gov.

Free! Friday Night Youth Basketball, HB Lee Middle School: Fri Nov 20, 2015 6-10PM

11/20/2015 - 6:00pm
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Free! Friday Night Youth Basketball, HB Lee Middle School: Fri Nov 20, 2015 6-10PM. Info here!

Let's Hoop It Up!

When: Fri Nov 20, 2015 6-10PM
Where: H.B. Lee Middle School
1121 NE 172nd Av
Gresham, OR
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Middle school and high school youth in grades 6-12 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

More Info
Contact Coach Michael Magnum at 503-975-2929

Free! Rain Gardens 101 workshop, $200 Incentive for Gresham residents: Sat Nov 21, 2015 9AM-1PM

11/21/2015 - 9:26am
11/21/2015 - 1:00pm
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Free! Rain Gardens 101 workshop, $200 Incentive for Gresham residents: Sat Nov 21, 2015 9AM-1PM. Info Here!
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Saving Streams, Creating Habitat

When: Sat Nov 21, 2015 9AM-1PM
Where: Troutdale Community Police Bldg
234 SW Kendall Ct
Troutdale, OR
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Learn how to build your own rain garden! Explore the critical role rain gardens can play in urban stream restoration, and how they add beautiful landscaping to your yard at the same time.

You will learn how to assess your site to determine the best location and size, calculate impervious surfaces, determine soil suitability, choose appropriate plants, and how to maintain your new rain garden. You will also receive a comprehensive manual that guides you through all the steps in constructing your rain garden. Where possible, workshop includes a short tour of a nearby rain garden.

Register here! Spaces available: 14 (of 40 max as of Nov 16th)


Rain Gardens
A rain garden is a sunken garden bed that captures stormwater runoff from hard surfaces like rooftops, sidewalks and driveways, and allows it to soak back into the ground naturally. They are planted with hardy, native perennials that filter pollutants commonly found in stormwater runoff. This helps reduce the overall amount of runoff and pollution that gets into our streams, and maintains the natural hydrology (the movement and distribution of water in the area, as it would be under natural conditions) so streams don’t go dry during the hot summer months.

If you are a resident of Gresham, you may be eligible for our $200 Rain Garden Incentive!

Why build a rain garden?
When a landscape is covered in natural vegetation, most rainfall soaks into the ground. As we start adding roofs, driveways, sidewalks, and streets to the landscape, much of the rainfall can’t soak into the ground anymore. This can create a lot of problems for people and for our streams.

Rain gardens hold stormwater runoff and allow it to soak into the ground naturally. This prevents pollution from entering our local streams and wetlands, and helps recharge our groundwater. By planting a rain garden with native plants, you can create a beautiful, low-maintenance and drought-tolerant landscape feature, while also providing habitat for beneficial wildlife. You can see examples of stormwater-managing features in the Rain Garden gallery

Zimmerman Heritage Farm Tours: Sat Nov 21, 2015 Noon-4PM

11/21/2015 - 12:00pm
11/21/2015 - 4:00pm
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Zimmerman Heritage Farm. A delightful Victorian era farmhouse built in 1874. A lasting vestige of East Multnomah County's agricultural roots. Gresham OR. Fairview-Rockwood-Wilkes Historical Society. Info here!
1874 Zimmerman House. Click to Enlarge

Autumn on the Farm

When: Sat Nov 21, 2015 Noon-4PM
Where: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd
Gresham, OR
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A delightful 1874 Victorian farmhouse
Take a step back into history at the Zimmerman House, a Victorian era farmhouse, built in 1874 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This beautiful farmhouse is a perfect reflection of typical Columbia River dairy farm life in the late 1800s. The Zimmerman Heritage Farm is a unique cultural education and recreational resource that is being created for the benefit of the public on a 5.98-acre historic site in Gresham, Oregon.

Reynolds School District 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Banquet: Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:30P

11/21/2015 - 5:30pm
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Reynolds School District 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Banquet: Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:30PM. Info Here!

Reynolds School District 2015
Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

When: Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:30PM
Where: Gresham National Armory
544 NE Division St
Gresham OR
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The Reynolds School District is proud to announce the 2015 class of inductees to the Athletics Hall of Fame:

  • Clem “Spaz” Hancock (1960 – 1997)
  • Jim Miller (1968 – 1972)
  • Steve Raze (1986 – 1990)
  • Sue Tuggle (1981 – 1985)
  • The 1989-90 Reynolds Boys Soccer Team

(Inductee details below page break)

This year’s banquet will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at the Gresham National Guard Armory. The evening will begin with a no-host social and silent auction at 5:30pm, followed by a sit-down dinner. After dinner is served, the inductees will be introduced and recognized for their tremendous contributions to the Reynolds School District athletics program. This year’s major banquet sponsors are Barclay Events and the Skyland Pub.

Tickets for this year’s banquet are $30 per plate, with reserved tables of eight available for $240. Tickets may be purchased online at: www.reynolds.k12.or.us/rhs/reynolds-school-district-athletic-hall-fame-class-2015

For more info contact Shauna Stanfill at: rhs_athleticboosters@yahoo.com

City of Gresham, Planning Commission Meeting: Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:30PM-9PM

11/23/2015 - 6:30pm
11/23/2015 - 9:00pm
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City of Gresham, Planning Commission Meeting: Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:30PM-9PM. Info here!

Get Involved, Make a Difference

When: Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:30PM-9PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Springwater Trail Room
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

The Planning Commission advises City Council on long-range, comprehensive planning and land use issues within the city.

More info
Contact Tammy Richardson at 503-618-2401 or Tammy.Richardson@GreshamOregon.gov.

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