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

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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!)

Source: Space.com

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.

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

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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
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.

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

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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

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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)friendsofnadaka.org or 503-956-8558

Art In The Heart of the City; Gresham Arts Festival: Sat Jul 18, 2015 9AM-5PM.

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Art In The Heart of the City; Gresham Arts Festival: Sat Jul 18, 2015 9AM-5PM. More than 150 talented artists plus a Guinness World Record Event. Info here!

Art In The Heart of the City

The City of Gresham presents the 2015 Gresham Arts Festival on Saturday, July 18, the biggest festival in 14 years. More than 150 talented artists plus a Guinness World Record Event. It's a day filled with "Look at that!" art, music, food and community, turning the city's historic downtown into a giant art gallery.

There's fun for all ages on the third Saturday in July

Gresham becomes a giant outdoor gallery and stage for the Gresham Arts Festival, a regional event celebrating art, culture and music.

More than 140 talented artisans will fill the streets of historic downtown Gresham 9AM to 5PM Saturday, July 18.

This family-friendly event is free and includes art for sale, live music all day, cultural performances, free children’s arts and crafts, and unique shops and restaurants in the downtown core.

At the heart of the Gresham Arts Festival is the showcase of fine artisans. Art for sale includes pottery, photography, beadwork, watercolors, textiles, glass, wood, oil paintings, garden art, recycled art, and much more. People meet the artists behind the work.

Rockwood Farmers Market, Farm Fresh Produce: Fri Jun 26, 2015 3PM-7PM

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. Info here!

Farm Fresh Produce!

When: Every Friday 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. The Market is a collaboration of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s Interfaith Food & Farms Partnership and the Rockwood Co-op.

Visit the Rockwood Farmers Market website or Facebook page.

Gresham Farmers' Market brings fresh produce, crafts and more: Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:30AM-2PM

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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
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.

Gresham Saturday Market: Sat Jun 27, 2015 9AM-3PM

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Gresham Saturday Market: Saturday's thru Sep 26th 9AM-3PM. A vibrant marketplace offering a rich mix of regional produce, handcrafts, art, unique gifts, fresh food and live music. Info here!

Rain or Shine Event

When: Sat thru Sep 26, 9AM-3PM
Where: 440 NW Burnside Rd
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

The Gresham Saturday Market offers a rich mix of regional, farm-grown goods, handcrafted products, fine art, unique gifts, fresh food and live music.

Located in the NE corner of the Gresham KMart parking lot bordered by Eastman Pky and NW Burnside Rd

Free! Ten Toe Express Walk - Overlook-Mississippi-Williams Loop: Sat Jun 27, 2015 9AM-11AM

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2015 Ten Toe Express. 16 Neighborhood Walks throughout inner-city Portland. FREE! Thursdays @ 6PM ~ Saturdays @ 9AM. Join the fun. Info Here!

Overlook-Mississippi-Williams Loop

When: Sat Jun 27, 2015 9AM-11AM
Meet: Overlook Park
N. Overlook Blvd and Massachusetts Ave
Get Map!
Cost: Free

Overlook-Mississippi-Williams Loop
Stroll through a few great neighborhoods undergoing changes as we see and hear about new parks, developments and a recent transportation safety project.
Saturday, June 27 - 9am
Thursday, August 6 - 6pm
Meet: Overlook Park, intersection of N. Overlook Blvd and Massachusetts Ave.
4 miles or 8,000 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!

Become a Nadaka Nature Park Ambassador, Informational Meeting: Mon Jun 29, 2015 6PM

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Become a Nadaka Nature Park Ambassador, Informational Meeting: Mon Jun 29, 2015 6PM, St Aidans Espicopal Chruch 174th & NE Glisan, Gresham OR. Info here!

About Nadaka Nature Park
Nadaka Nature Park is a designated 12-acre natural area with a .5 mile walking loop, tall trees, native plants, grassy meadow plus a Community Garden and Nature Based Play area. Visit Nadaka Nature Park, 176th & NE Glisan St, Gresham OR

More Info
Contact Monica McAllister, Naddaka Nature Park Coordinator, 503-956-8558 or email monica@friendsofnadaka.org. Visit friendsofnadaka.org.

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