Bike Helmet Giveaway! Transportation Safety Fair and Bike Rodeo: Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:30AM-2:30PM

09/26/2015 - 11:30am
09/26/2015 - 2:30pm
Bike Helmet Giveaway! Transportation Safety Fair and Bike Rodeo: Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:30AM-2:30PM. Info here!

Helmet Giveaway, Bike Rodeo

When: Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:30AM-2:30PM
Where: Gresham Arts Plaza
401 NE Second St
Gresham, OR
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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.

Helmet Giveaway

  • 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.

Bike Rodeo

  • 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.

More Info
For information or to volunteer at this event contact Sandra Doubleday at 503-618-2816 or

Gresham Farmers' Market brings fresh produce, crafts and more: Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:30AM-2PM

09/26/2015 - 8:30am
09/26/2015 - 2:00pm
Gresham Farmers' Market brings fresh produce, crafts and more: Saturdays, May-October 8:30AM-2PM. Info Here!

Saturdays May thru October!

When: Every Saturday, 8:30AM-2PM
Where: NW Miller & Third St
Historic Downtown
Gresham, OR
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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.

Bring the Kids to the 33nd Annual Teddy Bear Parade, Historic Downtown Gresham: Sat Sep 26, 2015 10AM-12PM

09/26/2015 - 10:00am
09/26/2015 - 12:00pm
Bring the Kids to the 33nd Annual Teddy Bear Parade, Historic Downtown Gresham: Sat Sep 26, 2015 10AM-12PM. Sponsored by the Soroptimists, the Teddy Bear Parade celebrates the 'Child in All of Us' with floats from local merchants, service organizations, schools, neighborhood groups and individuals. Participants will be carrying teddy bears or will be dressed in bear costumes! Info here!
Annual Teddy Bear Parade

Bring a Bear, Donate a Book!

When: Sat, Sep 26, 2015 10AM-12PM
Where: Historic Downtown Gresham
(See route below)
Gresham OR
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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.

Click here to participate!

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.

Magical treat for skywatchers! Stunning Supermoon Lunar Eclipse, Tonight: Sun Sep 27, 2015 7PM

09/27/2015 - 5:00pm
09/27/2015 - 9:00pm
Magical treat for skywatchers! Stunning Supermoon Lunar Eclipse Coming: Sun Sep 27, 2015 7PM. It Won't Happen Again Until 2033. Info Here!

Not Again Until 2033!

When: Sun Sep 27, 2015 5PM-9PM
Where: The Eastern Night Sky
Above Your House
(Gather friends and have a party!)


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.

WENA Board Meeting: Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:30PM-8PM

09/28/2015 - 6:30pm
09/28/2015 - 8:00pm
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 Sep 28, 2015 6:30PM-8PM
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:

Upcoming Meetings

  • Oct 26, 2015
  • Nov 16, 2015
  • Dec 28, 2015 (No meeting)

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

Endless Summer Cruise-In, Downtown Gresham: Wed Sep 30, 2015 4PM-7:30PM

09/30/2015 - 4:00pm
09/30/2015 - 7:30pm
Endless Summer Cruise-In, Downtown Gresham every Wednesday (June thru Sept) 4PM-7:30PM. Info here!

See the Cars, Enjoy the Fun!

When: Wednesday's 4PM-7:30PM
(June thru September)
Where: Billy Bob's Hot Rod Cafe
333 North Main Av
Downtown Gresham
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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.

Perseid Meteor Shower Annual 'Shooting Star' Show, Best Viewing Aug 12-13, 2015

08/11/2015 - 12:00am
08/14/2015 - 5:00am
Perseid Meteor Shower: Annual Show Hits The Night Sky This Week, Aug 12-13, 2015
Sky Map. Click to enlarge

This Summer's Biggest
Show Is In The Sky!

When: Aug 12-13, 2015 12AM-Dawn
Where: Northeast Sky,
25' degrees above horizon

Grab a lawn chair and a blanket -- and watch the show!

The annual August Perseid meteor shower probably ranks as the all-time favorite meteor shower of the year. This major shower takes place during the lazy, hazy days of summer, when many families are on vacation. And what could be more fun than watching this summertime classic? The 2015 Perseid meteor shower will happen from July 13 to August 26, with activity peaking around August 12 and 13.

This year should be an especially good year for Perseids since the new moon on August 14, 2015 will not come out until after sunrise.

No matter where you live, the 2015 Perseid meteor shower will probably be at its best on the nights of August 12-13 when the shower peaks. Try the nights before and after that, too. Before dawn viewing is best. You'll often see 50 to 100 meteors per hour. They radiate from a point in the constellation Perseus the Hero, and are typically fast and bright meteors frequently leaving persistent trails. Each year, the Perseid's combine with the Delta Aquarid meteor shower to produce the year’s most dazzling display of shooting stars! (Tips for best viewing below.)

Free! Join us at the 5th Annual Nadaka Community Festival: Sat Aug 22, 2015 Noon-3PM

08/22/2015 - 12:00pm
08/22/2015 - 3:00pm

Everyone is invited to the 5th Annual Nadaka Community Festival, Sat Aug 22, 2015 Noon-3PM. 17600 NE Glisan St, Gresham OR. Free hot dogs while they last, fun activities for children and families, live music and dancing. Free Interpretive Nature Walk with the Audubon Society of Portland Sat Aug 22, 2015 9-10AM. Interested in volunteering? We would love your help! Contact Monica, Nadaka Coordinator, at monica(at) or 503-956-8558

Wilkes East Neighborhood, 2015 Summer Meeting: Mon Aug 24, 2015 7PM

08/24/2015 - 7:00pm
08/24/2015 - 9:00pm
Wilkes East Neighborhood, 2015 Summer Meeting: Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:30PM. Everyone's invited! Join your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference! Albertina Kerr - Louise Room, 722 NE 162nd Av. Info here!

When: Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:00PM-9PM
(New location!)
Where: Albertina Kerr
Louise Room
722 NE 162nd Av
Gresham, OR
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Neighborhood Meeting, Everyone's Invited

Join Your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference!

Save the date
Be sure to save Monday, August 24th at 7PM for the Wilkes East Neighborhood 2015 Summer Meeting. The meeting will be held at Albertina Kerr - Louise Room, 722 NE 162nd Av, Gresham OR. Get map!

Guests & Topics
New apartment complex, 165th & NE Halsey; Metro Gang Enforcement neighborhood update, Rockwood update; Our Oregon, economic and social fairness; Neighborhood news and updates

Who should attend?
This meeting is open to all residents and businesses in the Wilkes East Neighborhood!

Be Part Of Your Community. Plan To Attend.

Back-to-School IMMUNIZATION CLINIC, Wallace Medical Concern: Thu Aug 27, 2015 3PM-6PM

08/27/2015 - 3:00pm
08/27/2015 - 6:00pm

All schools & childcare providers require
proof of immunizations!

Your neighborhood clinic, The Wallace Medical Concern hosts

All schools & childcare providers require proof of immunizations! Back to School IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: Thu Aug 27, 2015 3PM-6PM. Info here!


The Rockwood Building, 124 NE 181st

note from your school for the immunizations only clinic.

Free w/Oregon Health Plan (familycare/care oregon) card
Fee: Immunizations are charged at $21.95 per immunization


The Wallace Medical Concern also offers full care
for families and can provide exams and pediatric services.

Please let us know if your child needs a longer appointment!

Wallace Medical Concern
124 NE 181st Suite 103
Gresham, OR 97230

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