When: Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:30PM-3PM
Great Family Fun!
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 1:30-3:00PM, Pioneer Courthouse Square. Downtown will pulse with the melodic sounds of big brass as over 200 tubas play in unison for the 22nd Annual Tuba Christmas Concert in the heart of downtown.
MHCC Planetarium Sky Theater, Introducing the Sky and New Digital Star Projector: Tue Dec 03, 2013 6-9PM
NGC 3606, NASA/ESA
MHCC Planetarium website
Introducing the Sky
When: Tue Dec 03, 2013
Admission $2. MHCC students are admitted free.
The Sky Theater is wheelchair accessible.
New Digital Star Projector
Join us for a tour of the night sky where you'll whiz through universe from the comfort of your seat as we demonstrate our new digital star projection system!
There are three shows this evening, with start times at 6:00PM, 7:15PM and 8:30PM.
The Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) Planetarium opens the year with more great public shows, a move to a new night and a 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.
Let's go walking
When: Thu Dec 05, 2013 9AM-5PM
This Senior Healthy Hikers (50 or older please) activity is a 3.5-mile hike starting on the Springwater Trail and continuing south on a nature trail to Butler Creek Park. Along the way, hikers will go along Binford Lake and Marpol Ridge Lake to view the resident waterfowl and wildlife. Dress appropriately for the weather. Hiking boots are recommended because the trail can be muddy. The group will stop for lunch at Cedarville Inn.
- Difficulty level: easy to moderate
- Elevation gain: nominal
- Round-trip travel: minimal
Arrive at the City Hall front desk for the “Senior Volunteers” hikes and staff will direct you to the “Liberty Lounge” for outings.
When: Sat/Sun Dec 07-08, 2013 9AM-4PM
Noble's $15 ($20 over 12 feet)
Reynolds Learning Academy (RLA) is holding its annual noble tree sale at 20234 NE Halsey, north parking lot. The sale will be held 9AM to 4PM Dec.7-8 and 14-15. Trees $15, $20 over 12 feet. The sale benefits Multnomah Youth Corps and the trades program at RLA.
Cooking Oil Recycling Event Helps Meals on Wheels
When: Sat Nov 31, 2013 10AM-6PM
Source: Portland Food and Drink.com.
In partnership with SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel, New Seasons Market, 1954 SE Division St, Portland (Ladd's Addition), is offering a environmentally friendly way to dispose of kitchen grease after the holiday. As a bonus, SeQuential Pacific will donate $1 to New Season’s Meals on Wheels campaign for every gallon of cooking oil collected.
Rain or Shine!
Macy's Holiday Parade
When: Fri Nov 29, 2013 9AM
It's Parade Day!
We love a classic come Christmastime, and this longtime Portland favorite rarely disappoints. So grab the kids, bundle-up and join the fun!
Celebrate the spirit of the season! Enjoy creative floats, talented marching bands, spirited dancers, festive costumes and community cheer. It's a great day-after-Thanksgiving event that's fun for the whole family!
Visit Macy's website for details. http://social.macys.com/believe/#/events/oregon
Gresham Historical Society. Click to view.
Let's Go Walking!
When: Sat Nov 30, 2013 11AM-12:30PM
Come tour Historic Downtown Gresham, and learn about its historic buildings and homes, historic graves and trees, some historic local figures, and about the shops that used to line Main Ave. Tours weave throughout Historic Downtown Gresham, are fast paced, and will cover around a mile of mostly flat level ground.
Tours leave at 11:00AM sharp, rain or shine, and are free. Donations are always accepted and much appreciated. Parking is available in the lot behind the museum.
Gresham’s beloved holiday
Tree Lighting, Music
Gresham's kick-off to the holiday season, the Spirit of Christmas features a free program full of fun, including musical performances by the Gresham Christmas Choir, Gresham Community Choir and Men in Black, sing-alongs, hot cocoa and treats. Santa Claus will be at the event to hand out candy canes and help light the 60-foot Ponderosa pine tree. The program gets underway at 5PM, with the tree-lighting at 6PM.
TriMet is your ticket holiday fun! Take the bus or light rail to Spirit of Christmas and other local destinations. Plan your trip at trimet.org.
Family-friendly Halloween Events at Glendoveer Golf, Rockwood Boys & Girls Club: Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:30PM-8:30PM
Free! Haunted Forest at
Cobwebs, Ghouls & Ghosts, Laser Tag and more!
Kids of ages are welcome!
The Haunted Forest at Glendoveer Golf Course, sponsored by Umpqua Bank, will have a trick-or-treat path for kids to venture down, stopping at various tables along the way to collect candy. Tables will be run by local businesses around the Portland-Metro area.
Once the trick-or-treat path is completed, kids will participate in a Laser Tag game courtesy of GameTruck LaserTag then continue down to the “Haunted Driving Range”. Upon entering the driving range, kids will have to make their way through all the cobwebs while trying to dodge ghouls and ghosts to get to a hitting spot. From there the kids will receive a golf club and tee off with a few glow-in-the dark golf balls at the GIANT ghost floating around the field.
Glendoveer Golf and Tennis wants to provide the community with a dry, safe, and fun place to get candy and participate in a few activities. Kids of all ages are welcome; Costumes are highly encouraged! (Please note: Glendoveer staff will not scare children as part of the haunted forest theme). Trick-or-Treat bags will be provided by Rose City Paving, LLC.
Contact Natalia Agarycheva, Community Outreach Project Coordinator, Glendoveer Golf and Tennis by phone at 503-253-7507 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
See the Cars, Enjoy the Fun!
When: Wednesday's 4PM-7:30PM
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.