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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
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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.

City of Gresham, Public Safety Committee Nov 2015 Meeting: Tue Nov 24, 2015 6PM-8PM

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City of Gresham, Public Safety Committee Nov 2015 Meeting: Tue Nov 24, 2015 6PM-8PM. Info here!

Get Involved, Make a Difference

When: Tue Nov 24, 2015 6PM-8PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Rm
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
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The Public Safety Committee advises Council on matters related to public safety, including police, fire and life safety, with a goal for Gresham to become one of the safest cities in the state.

More info
Contact Rebecca Danner at 503-618-2313 or Rebecca.Danner@GreshamOregon.gov.

City of Gresham, Council Roundtable Meeting Nov 2015: Tue Nov 24, 2015 3PM-5PM

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City of Gresham, Council Roundtable Meeting Nov 2015: Tue Nov 24, 2015 3PM-5PM. Info here!

Get Involved, Make a Difference

When: Tue Nov 24, 2015 3PM-5PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Room 3A
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
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Council Roundtable meetings are informal sessions for Councilors to discuss issues of interest on a monthly basis. Council members suggest their own agenda for the meetings, leaving enough time for open, informal dialogue. No public comment is taken during these meetings. Contact the City Recorder for more information: 503-618-2697.

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It's Parade Day Portland! Macy's Holiday Parade, Downtown Portland: Fri Nov 27, 2015 9AM

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It's Parade Day Portland! Macy's Holiday Parade, Downtown Portland: Fri Nov 27, 2015 9AM. Rain or Shine. Parade Route Map and info here!

  Come on Out, Join the Fun!  

Macy's Holiday Parade

When: Fri Nov 27, 2015 9AM
Where: Downtown Portland
Get Parade Route Map!

Let's Have a Parade!
We love a classic come Christmastime, and this longtime Portland favorite rarely disappoints. So grab the kids, bundle-up and join the fun!

Join the excitement of My Macy's Holiday Parade in Downtown Portland featuring inflatable floats, local marching bands and nearly 500 costumed characters! It's a great day-after-Thanksgiving event that's fun for the whole family!

Parade Day Forecast:
  Sunny, Cold and Breezy!
  Low 27'
  High 43'

What’s not to love about Macy's Holiday Parade? Claim your sidewalk space. Bring your folding chair and blanket. And don't forget the coffee and hot cocoa. Bundle-up. Parade day weather will be sunny, clear and cold with breezy east winds. Lows mid-20's. Highs low 40's. See you at the parade!

Visit Macy's website for details.

2015 Macy's Portland Parade Route Map
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2015 Tree Lighting & Sing-a-long on the Square: Fri Nov 27, 2015 5PM-7PM

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Tree Lignting, Pink Martini. Portland OR

Pioneer Courthouse Square
31st Annual Tree Lighting

When: Fri Nov 27, 2015 5PM-7PM
Where: Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 SW 6th Ave
Portland OR
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Join the Celebration & Sing-A-Long!
Join the thousands of Portlanders as we gather at the Square to celebrate the official start to the holiday season by lighting the spectacular 75ft Tree provided by Stimson Lumber Company. This year’s 31st annual event will feature a holiday sing-a-long curated by Thomas Lauderdale with members of Pink Martini, The Pacific Youth Choir, The von Trapps, and more. Download a copy of this year’s songbook here!. Arrive early for best viewing.

See you at the Square!

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