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MHCC Planetarium Sky Theater, Mars Up-Close & a Lunar Eclipse: Tue Apr 01, 2014 6-9PM

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MHCC Planetarium Sky Theater, Mars Up-Close & a Lunar Eclipse: Tue Apr 01, 2014 6-9PM. 3 showtimes. Info here!
Mars, up close
MHCC Planetarium website

Mars Up-Close & a Eclipse

When: Tue Apr 01, 2014
Show Times: 6PM, 7:15PM, 8:30PM
Where: Mt Hood Community College
Planetarium Sky Theater
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR
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Admission $2. MHCC students are admitted free.
The Sky Theater is wheelchair accessible.

Mars Up-Close & a Lunar Eclipse
Join us for a tour of the night sky where you'll whiz through universe from the comfort of your seat!

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.

Senior Healthy Hikers: Columbia River Renaissance Trail Hike: Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:30AM-5PM

04/03/2014 - 8:30am
04/03/2014 - 5:00pm
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Senior Healthy Hikers: Columbia River Renaissance Trail Hike: Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:30AM-5PM. Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:30AM-5PM
Where: Columbia River Renaissance Trail
Meet at: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pwy
Gresham, OR
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This is a 4.2-mile round-trip hike that starts at the old Historic Fort Vancouver Visitor Center. The trail winds through Fort Vancouver's Officers Row and downtown Vancouver and connects to the Columbia River waterfront. Historic sites along the way include Fort Vancouver, Pearson Airport, Providence Academy and Esther Short Park. We will stop at a restaurant for lunch at the end of the hike, but bring along water and a snack for the trail.

  • Round-trip travel: 41 miles
  • Suggested donation per rider: $5
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Elevation gain: About 100 feet

Free, Spring Birds Identification Class: Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:30-9PM

04/03/2014 - 7:30pm
04/03/2014 - 9:00pm
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Spring Birds Identification Class. Join us for a course in identifying spring migrants and summer breeders: Apr 03, 2014 7:30-9PM. Info Here!

Learn About Our Local Birds

When: Thu Apr 03, 2013 7:30-9PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, OR
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Backyard Bird Class
You're invited to attend a free spring bird class and learn to identify year-round residents arriving in our yards and parks.

Spring brings thousands of migrating birds to our region; some stay to nest and others pass through. Get ready for great spring birding action with this crash course in identifying spring migrants and summer breeders.

Metro naturalist James Davis will show slides, play some easy bird songs and simplify what seems like a confusing variety of birds to many beginners.

Calling Franklin High Alumni, Final Shows In Old Auditorium: Apr 04-06, 2014 2/7PM

04/04/2014 - 5:00am
04/06/2014 - 5:59am
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Calling Franklin High Alumni, Final Shows In Old Auditorium `Sound of Music`: Apr 4-12, 2014 7PM. Info here!

The Sound of Music "Live"

When: Apr 04-06, 2014
Fri-Sat: 7PM, Sun 2PM
Where: Franklin High School
5405 SE Woodward St
Portland, OR
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Tickets available at the door. Adults $12, Students/Seniors $5

Are You A Franklin High Alumni?
Whether you're an alumni of not, Portland's Franklin High drama department invites you come enjoy one more show in old auditorium before the major renovation of the school begins in 2015.

Teacher Josh Forsythe and the student cast are in rehearsals. There’s nothing quite like the energy and excitement of live theatre. Come see the kids perform and support our alma mater. See you there!

Sign-up! Free, Rain Garden 101 Workshop: Sun Apr 06, 2014 1-5PM

04/06/2014 - 1:00pm
04/06/2014 - 5:00pm
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Free Rain Garden 101 Workshop. Learn the how-to of constructing your own rain garden. Sun Apr 06, 2014 1-5PM. Info here!

Learn how-to construct your own rain garden!

When: Sun Apr 06, 2014 1-5PM
Where: Hollydale Elementary
505 SW Birdsdale Drive
Gresham, OR
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Free Workshop
Learn how to build your own rain garden! We’ll 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!

Last Chance! Franklin High Alumni, Final Shows In Old Auditorium: Apr 10-12, 2014 2/7PM

04/10/2014 - 5:00pm
04/12/2014 - 5:59pm
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Calling Franklin High Alumni, Final Shows In Old Auditorium `Sound of Music`: Apr 4-12, 2014 7PM. Info here!

The Sound of Music "Live"

When: Apr 10-12, 2014
Fri-Sat: 7PM, Sun 2PM
Where: Franklin High School
5405 SE Woodward St
Portland, OR
Get Map!

Tickets available at the door. Adults $12, Students/Seniors $5

Are You A Franklin High Alumni?
Whether you're an alumni of not, Portland's Franklin High drama department invites you come enjoy one more show in old auditorium before the major renovation of the school begins in 2015.

Teacher Josh Forsythe and the student cast are in rehearsals. There’s nothing quite like the energy and excitement of live theatre. Come see the kids perform and support our alma mater. See you there!

Free! Guided Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Gresham: Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:00AM-12:45PM

04/12/2014 - 11:00am
04/12/2014 - 12:45pm
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Free! Guided Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Gresham: Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:00AM-12:45PM. Info here!
Gresham Historical Society. Click to view.

Let's Go Walking!

When: Sat Apr 12, 2014 11AM-12:45PM
Where: Meet at
Gresham History Museum
410 N Main Av
Downtown Gresham
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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.

Free! Historic Gresham Pioneer Cemetery Tour: Sun Apr 13, 2014 1-2PM

04/13/2014 - 1:00pm
04/13/2014 - 2:00pm
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Free! Historic Gresham Pioneer Cemetery Tour: Sun Apr 13, 2014 1-2PM. Info here!

When: Sun Apr 13, 2014 1-2PM
Where: Meet at Main City Park
Spring Water Corridor entrance
Gresham OR
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Tour Gresham's Pioneer Cemeteries
Join us for a walk through history as we wind our way through Gresham's Pioneer Cemeteries.

We'll visit some of Gresham's historically significant graves and learn a little about the lives of those within them.

The tour group will meet at the Spring Water Corridor entrance into Main City Park. From there the group will walk a short distance to the Pioneer Cemeteries.

The tour is absolutely free. Donations are always welcome and very much appreciated.

Free! Weed Watcher Workshop: Wed Apr 16, 2013 6PM-7:30PM

04/16/2014 - 6:00pm
04/16/2014 - 7:30pm
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Himalayan blackberry along the Springwater Trail in Gresham. Help us fight off Gresham’s weedy invaders by participating as a Weed Watcher. Free class: Wed Apr 16, 2014 6-7:30PM, Gresham City Hall, Barlow Trail Room. Info here!

Weed Watcher Workshop

When: Wed Apr 16, 2013 6-7:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Barlow Trail Room
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Weed identification class
Invasive plants are a major problem for the environment and the economy. They damage property and crowd out native plants that local wildlife rely on for food and shelter. Join us for a free workshop focusing on Early Detection Rapid Response (EDRR) for invasive weeds. Learn to identify these invaders and where to report them before they become a problem.

Free workshop. No RSVP required

Help us fight off Gresham’s weedy invaders by participating as a Weed Watcher in our Early Detection, Rapid Response Program. By familiarizing yourself with problem weeds in our area, you can help us stop these plants in their tracks.

Free! Guided Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Gresham: Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:00AM-12:45PM

04/19/2014 - 11:00am
04/19/2014 - 12:45pm
Etc/GMT-8
Free! Guided Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Gresham: Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:00AM-12:45PM. Info here!
Gresham Historical Society. Click to view.

Let's Go Walking!

When: Sat Apr 19, 2014 11AM-12:45PM
Where: Meet at
Gresham History Museum
410 N Main Av
Downtown Gresham
Get Map!

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.

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