When: Sat Sep 19, 2015 9AM-11AM Meet: 211 SE Caruthers St Get Map! Cost: Free
Tilikum Bridge Loop
Celebrate the Tilikum Crossing bridge one week after its grand opening by joining this walk to the South Waterfront and a free aerial Tram ride for another view of this new Portland landmark.
Saturday, September 19 – 9am
Meet: 211 SE Caruthers, cul-de-sac
3 miles or 6,000 steps
Let's Go Walking!
Join us on another great Ten Toe Express walk throughout inner-city Portland sponsored by the Portland Bureau of Transportation. The Ten Toe Express program is a series of guided walks held Thursdays @ 6PM and Saturdays @ 9AM from May 07th through September 19th 2015.
Each easy and informal Ten Toe Express walk explores the area neighborhood, architecture and unique history. Walk takes about 2 hours, cover 2-4 miles and are open to all ages and skill levels. Did we mention it's free!
When: Sat Sep 19, 2015 Noon-4PM Where: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd
Gresham, OR Get Map!
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.
When: Wednesday's 4PM-7:30PM (June thru September) Where: Billy Bob's Hot Rod Cafe
333 North Main Av
Downtown Gresham Get Map!
Pharaohs Street Rodders presents Endless Summer Cruise-Ins, every Wednesday night (weather permitting) in downtown Gresham from June through September. The event features trophies, food specials and a 50/50 raffle.
When: Thu Sep 24, 2015 Show Times: 6PM, 7:15PM Where: Mt Hood Community College
Planetarium Sky Theater
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR Get Map!
Admission $5. MHCC students $2. The Sky Theater is wheelchair accessible.
Autumnal Astronomical Adventures
Join us for a tour of the night sky where you'll whiz through universe from the comfort of your seat! 2 shows starting at 6:00PM and 7:15PM.
The Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) Planetarium invites you enjoy another year of great public shows using their state-of-the-art digital star projection system.
Each show is presented under a realistic representation of the night sky, featuring the latest galactic, stellar and planetary images. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions during each program. Children are welcome to attend.
When: Friday May 29-Oct 30 3PM-7PM Where: Plaza del Sol 18535 S.E. Stark St Gresham OR Get map!
The Rockwood Farmers Market is a community-focused market featuring fresh produce from local farms in a welcoming and vibrant atmosphere. WIC, SNAP and Farm Direct coupons are accepted. Use your EBT funds at the market and we'll match the first $5 so you have even more money to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables to bring home! The Market is a collaboration of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s Interfaith Food & Farms Partnership and the Rockwood Co-op.
When: Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:30AM-2:30PM Where: Gresham Arts Plaza
401 NE Second St
Gresham, OR Get Map!
To promote bicycle safety and a healthy lifestyle and educate the community about bikes on public transit, the City is partnering with the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) to hold the annual Transportation Safety Fair and Bike Rodeo.
The ONA Constituent Association 1 has purchased hundreds of bicycle helmets to give away to children and adults who are not able to purchase new helmets.
Children must check in with a parent or guardian to pick out color and style of the helmet they want. A trained volunteer will fit the helmet, demonstrating proper fitting.
The ONA has first-hand knowledge of the importance of teaching safe biking skills to children in order to prevent severe injuries from accidents, and has fitted more than 1,500 free bicycle helmets in the Portland metro area since 2007 to promote injury prevention.
Bring Your Bike and Helmet!
Bring your bike and have it checked by a trained mechanic from Bikes for Humanity PDX.
Learn the rules of the road from Gresham bike patrol officers, and practice riding on a safety course.
The Bike Rodeo is presented by the City's Transportation Planning Division staff, volunteers, and Boy and Girl Scouts, with help from the Gresham Police.
Group Bike Ride
A group bike ride will begin at the safety information booth on the Arts Plaza, traveling through downtown Gresham to Main City Park, making a loop on the Springwater and Gresham-Fairview Trails, and returning to the Arts Plaza around 2:30 p.m.
When: Every Saturday, 8:30AM-2PM Where: NW Miller & Third St
Gresham, OR Get Map!
Fresh & Local
Shoppers will find all-natural meats and cheeses, fresh-picked produce, nursery stock and fresh-cut flowers, hand-crafted jewelry, soaps, artwork, and much more. Live music and food are always part of the market.
Located on Northwest Miller Avenue between Second and Third Street 8:30AM to 2PM each Saturday now through Oct. 25.
When: Sat, Sep 26, 2015 10AM-12PM Where: Historic Downtown Gresham (See route below)
Gresham OR Get Map!
Participants and spectators are invited to bring a new or gently used children’s book (appropriate for ages 5 to 12), for schools in the area.
Teddy Bears Everwhere
The parade will feature floats from local merchants, service organizations, schools, neighborhood groups and individuals. As always, participants will be carrying teddy bears or will be dressed in bear costumes.
For over three decades, the Soroptimists have put on this annual Fall parade to celebrate the “child in all of us” and create a tradition that helped Gresham’s “quaint and special downtown area” to thrive. In addition to the parade, the Soroptimists organize fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for scholarships for deserving women and girls in our community.
This month's highly anticipated "supermoon eclipse" will be a magical treat for skywatchers!
On Sept. 27, skywatchers throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, western Asia and the eastern Pacific Ocean region will witness a total eclipse that happens to occur when the moon looks abnormally large and bright in Earth's sky. It will be the first supermoon eclipse since 1982, and the last until 2033.
When the moon is farthest away, it's known as apogee, and when it’s closest, it's known as perigee. On Sept. 27, we're going to have a perigee full moon — the closest full moon of the year.
The moon is about 31,000 miles (50,000 kilometers) closer to Earth at perigee than it is at apogee. As a result, perigee full moons, also known as supermoons, appear about 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter in the sky than do apogee full moons (which are also called minimoons)
Total lunar eclipses — which occur when the Earth, moon and sun align, and the moon passes completely into Earth's shadow — aren't terribly uncommon: On average, any given location on Earth can expect to see one of these events every 2.5 years or so.
But it is uncommon for a total lunar eclipse to coincide with a supermoon. There have been just five such events since 1900 (in 1910, 1928, 1946, 1964 and 1982), NASA officials have said.
Portland, Oregon Timeline The eclipse will be total in Portland on Sun, Sep 27. Moonrise begins at 6:58 p.m., almost due east. Sunset will be at 6:59 p.m., so the sky will be getting dark as the moon begins its full eclipse at 7:11 p.m. The moon will be just 8 degrees above the horizon at the peak of the eclipse making this a spectacular event. The total eclipse will be at 7:47 p.m. near the midpoint of a five-hour show. That's also during a rise of the supermoon, but you'll need to wait until Mon, Sep 28 to see the year's brightest moonrise.
So pull-up a lawn chair and enjoy the sight! You won't see it again until 2033.
Wilkes East Neighborhood would like express our gratitude to the following for their generous contributions & continued support:
• Jazzy Bagels, Main St & Powell
• Parkrose Hardware, 106th & Sandy
• Growers Outlet, 162nd & Glisan
• SOLV, Bringing Oregon together
• Albertsons, 181st & Glisan
• And, all the many volunteers!