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Listening Session, Homelessness: Thu, May 16, 2019 6:30PM-8PM

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Listening Session: Homelessness: Thu, May 16, 2019 6:30PM-8PM. Info here!

When: Thu, May 16, 2019 6:30PM-8PM
Where: SALT Academy
333 North Main Ave.
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City Council and staff will host the second of four community conversations in 2019 on homelessness. This 1.5-hour forum will provide an opportunity for the City to report on current homeless programs and projects and gather input from community members during the open discussion period.

Read more about Council Listening Sessions and submit a question in advance.

For more information about this event, contact Teresa Hall at 503-618-2871 or Teresa.Hall@GreshamOregon.gov.

TriMet schedules paper ticket exchanges, Troutdale Library: Tue May 21, 2019 3:30PM-6:00PM

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TriMet schedules paper ticket exchanges, Troutdale Library: Tue May 21, 2019 3:30PM-6:00PM. Exchange for new Hop FastPass. Info here!

Switch to the Hop Fastpass

When: Tue May 21, 2019 3:30PM-6:00PM
Where: Troutdale Library
2451 SW Cherry Park Rd
Troutdale, OR
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The regional transit agency is ending paper and mobile tickets.
Source: The Gresham Outlook, May 01, 2019

TriMet is phasing out paper and mobile tickets but giving riders several opportunities to exchange the ones in their possessions for equal value on a Hop Fastpass card.

The regional transit agency is hosting a series of events in its service district where exchanges can be made. The next one is Tuesday, May 14, from 3:30PM to 6:00PM at the Troutdale Library, 2451 SW Cherry Park Rd, Troutdale.

Unvalidated, foil-stamped tickets and passes can be exchanged in person In person at the TriMet Ticket Office located in Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 5:30PM.

Unvalidated mobile tickets are also accepted.

The deadline for exchanges is Dec 31, 2019. You can learn more at https://trimet.org/fares/ticketexchange.htm

Mt Hood Pops Orchestra: Celebrating Spring: Sun, May 26, 2019 3:30PM-5PM

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Mt. Hood Pops Orchestra, Celebrating Spring: Sun, May 26, 2019 3:30PM-5PM. Info here!

Sounds of Spring

When: Sun, May 26, 2019 3:30PM-5PM
Where: Mt. Hood Community College Theater
26000 SE Stark Street
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Mt. Hood Pops Orchestra presents Celebrating Spring, with guest conductor Ian Kerr. This concert will feature:

  • Hebrides Overture, by Mendelssohn
  • A Trumpeter's Lullaby, by Anderson
  • Symphony No. 104, movement 3, by Haydn
  • St. Louis Blues, by William C. Handy
  • Duke Ellington medley, arr. by Custer
  • Stars and Stripes Forever, by Sousa
  • Plus, performances by the winners of orchestra's student concerto competition

For more information, visit the Mt. Hood Pops Facebook page or contact the orchestra at 503-669-1937 or mhpotickets@gmail.com.

City of Gresham Earth Day 2019 Recycling Event: Sat, Apr 20, 2019 9AM-2PM

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City of Gresham Earth Day 2019 Recycling Event: Sat, Apr 20, 2019 9AM-2PM. Earth Day Everyday - Recycle. Info here!

Earth Day Everyday - Recycle

When: Sat, Apr 20, 2019 9AM-2PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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The City will hold its annual recycling event in celebration of Earth Day. This event is free to Gresham and Wood Village residents (businesses may only participate in recycling fluorescents).

Items that can be recycled or donated

Volunteer

We are also looking for volunteers for this year's event. Tasks may include directing traffic, handing out flyers, unloading materials from automobiles and sorting materials.

Sign up to volunteer.

More information

Free household hazardous waste collection events:

Metro 2019 Neighborhood Collection Schedule

  • May 04 - Gresham City Hall, 9AM-2PM
  • May 18 - Mt Hood Community College, Lot N, 9AM-2PM
  • Jun 15 - Gresham City Hall, 9AM-2PM

Free Gardening Course, Seed to Supper. A beginner's guide to low-cost vegetable gardening: Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:30PM-8:30PM

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Free Gardening Course, Seed to Supper. A beginner's guide to low-cost vegetable gardening: Thursday's Feb 21-Mar 21, 2019 6:30PM-8:30PM. Sign-Up Here!

Free Low-Cost Gardening Course

When: Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: St Aidan's Episcopol Church
17405 NE Glisan St
Gresham, OR
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Healthy gardening on a budget
Seed to Supper is a free, 5-week course offered by the Oregon Food Bank and hosted by Friends of Nadaka Nature Park that teaches participants how-to garden on a budget. In this interactive class, participants gain new knowledge and skills to be able to start a garden and grow some of their own food. Participants receive free instructional booklets and seeds with the course to help them get started, as well as some hands-on practice in Nadaka's Community Garden. Topics include:

  • Garden site and soil development
  • Garden planning
  • Planting a garden
  • Caring for a growing garden
  • Harvesting and using garden bounty

Learn low-cost ways to build healthy soil, plan you growing space, care for your growing garden and harvest your bounty!

** Registration is required for this event. Please sign up using this Seed to Supper Registration Form. Contact info@friendsofnadaka.org with any questions. Participants are expected to attend all five classes. Please sign up, and share with friends!

This course will be taught in English. If you are interested in attending a Russian- or Spanish-led course, please contact info@friendsofnadaka.org

Wilkes School Holiday Bazaar: Sat Dec 01, 2018 9AM-4PM

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Wilkes School Holiday Bazaar: Sat Dec 01, 2018 9AM-4PM. Come and Join the Fun! Info here!

Get your shopping done early!

When: Sat, Dec 01, 2018 9AM-4PM
Where: Wilkes Elementary
17020 NE Wilkes Rd
Portland, OR
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Join us at the 11th Annual Wilkes Elementary Holiday Gift Bazaar, open to shoppers from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, on Saturday, December 1st.

Featuring over 35 local vendors selling their crafts and gifts, including but not limited to Native American and Mexican artifacts, natural soaps and lotions, essential oils, jewelry, children’s books, Tupperware, pottery, candles, hand-knitted items, Scentsy, Thirty One, Paparrazi accessories, and more!

We will be raffling a Wilkes Wildcat one-of-a-kind vintage t-shirt fleece blanket and other fun items!

You don’t want to miss this one!

Wilkes East Neighborhood, 2018 Spring Meeting: Mon Mar 12, 2018 7PM-9PM

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Wilkes East Neighborhood 2018 Spring Meeting, Mon Mar 12, 2018 7PM-9PM. Everyone's invited! Join your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference! Albertina Kerr, 722 NE 162nd Av, Training Building. Info here!

Watch for these red & white Meeting Signs the week before our meeting.

Meeting Notice

When: Mon Mar 12, 2018 7PM-9PM
(New date! 2nd Monday)
Where: Albertina Kerr
Gresham Campus, Training Building
(small bldg, center north on campus)
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, November 13th at 7PM for the Wilkes East Neighborhood 2018 Spring Meeting. The meeting will be held at Albertina Kerr, 722 NE 162nd Av, Training Building (small bldg, center north on property), Gresham OR. Get map!

Guests & Topics
Speakers for the March 12th meeting include: What are you most concerned about? (audience survey), Gresham Police Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET), Mario Palmero,City of Gresham Council, Rockwood update & homeless, Waterside Apartment project update, Zimmerman House update.

Seeking Board Members.   Are you motivated, passionate, creative?
Did you know you can become a Member-at-Large at any time? Being a Board Member is a great opportunity and experience for any neighbor, whether you’ve been on a board before or you're considering the idea for the first time. No experience required. Nominate yourself. Info here! or contact any board member.

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.

The Wilkes East Neighborhood is located in the Northwest corner of the City of Gresham, Oregon, and is one of Gresham's sixteen neighborhoods. Wilkes East Neighborhood borders are roughly NE Sandy Blvd to the north, NE 181st Ave to the east, NE Glisan St to the south, and NE 162nd Ave to the west. Get map!.

Agenda

  • What are you most concerned about? (audience survey)
  • Gresham Police Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET)
  • Mario Palmero,City of Gresham Council, Rockwood update & homeless
  • Waterside Apartment project update
  • Zimmerman House update


Wilkes East Neighborhood Meeting Signs. Info here!

Watch for these red & white Meeting Signs the week before our meeting. The signs were purchased with assistance of the City of Gresham Neighborhood Grant Program, and with volunteer hours to set them out and retrieve them. Signs Now NW also made a generous contribution to this project.

Mark your calendar. See you there!

Volunteer! Nadaka Nature Park Community Planting Event: Sat Feb 10, 2018 9AM-12PM

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Volunteer! Nadaka Nature Park Community Planting Event: Sat Feb 10, 2018 9AM-12PM. Info here!

Come Lend a Hand!

When: Sat Feb 10, 2018 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
(Meet at the picnic structure)
17615 NE Glisan St
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Let's Get Dirty
Looking for a way to get outside and make a difference in your community? Join Friends of Nadaka for our Community Planting Event to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park. Volunteers will be planting native shrubs like Oregon Grape and Thimbleberry!

Register Here: https://www.solveoregon.org/opportunity/a0C1I000005PrHBUA0M call at 503-956-8558.

Tools, plants, 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!

Native plantings help filter pollutants, provide shade, and improve fish and wildlife habitat. This is a great way to meet other community members dedicated to improving local green spaces and nature!

2017 Portland Holiday Tree Lighting & Sing-a-long on the Square: Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:30PM-6:30PM

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Portland Holiday Tree Lighting.
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Pioneer Courthouse Square
Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

When: Fri Nov 24, 2016 5:30PM-6:30PM
Where: Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 SW 6th Ave
Portland OR
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Join the Celebration & Sing-A-Long!
The day after Thanksgiving, thousands of Portlanders will gather at the Square to celebrate the lighting of the spectacular 75ft Tree provided by Stimson Lumber Company. This beloved community tradition will feature a holiday sing-a-long with Thomas Lauderdale and members of Pink Martini, the NW Community Gospel Choir, and friends! With a big tree, over 14,000 colorful lights and Portland’s largest community sing-a-long this is an event you won’t want to miss! Download a copy of last year’s songbook here!. Arrive early for best viewing.

Spirit of Christmas 2017: Sat, Nov 25, 2017 5PM-6:30PM

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Spirit of Christmas 2017: Sat, Nov 25, 2017 5PM-6:30PM. Come and Join the Fun!. Info here!

Come and Join the Fun!

When: Sat, Nov 25, 2017 5PM-6:30PM
Where: Arts Plaza
401 NE Second St.
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The 26th Annual Spirit of Christmas tree lighting one of the communitys most popular events rings in Greshams holiday season with a family-friendly program that includes music, photos with Santa, refreshments and the lighting of the 60-foot Ponderosa pine on the Arts Plaza.

This free, jolly holiday event is on Saturday, Nov. 25. Watch for fun activities beforehand in Historic Downtown in the afternoon leading up to the tree lighting festivities on the Arts Plaza from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. The tree is lit at 6:00 pm.

For more information, contact Event Coordinator Shannon Chisom at Shannon.Chisom@gmail.com or 503-750-3785.

Read more about the Spirit of Christmas event.

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