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Free! Rock the Block Festival 2015: Fri May 29th 3PM-8PM, Sat May 30th 10AM-4PM

05/29/2015 - 3:00pm
05/29/2015 - 8:00pm
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Free! Rock the Block 2015, Celebrate Our Story: Fri May 29, 2015 3PM-8PM, Sat May 30, 2015 10AM-4PM. Info here!

Join the fun on the plaza!

When: Fri May 29, 2015 3PM-8PM
          Sat May 30, 2015 10AM-4PM
Where: Plaza del Sol
18535 SE Stark St
Gresham OR
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Everyone's Invited!
Join us May 29th & 30th for Rock the Block, an engaging, family-oriented community celebration.

  • Fri May 29
    Free! Feast of Nations 6:30PM
    Farmers Market 3PM-7PM
  • Sat May 30
    Kids Parade 12PM
    Free! Kids Lunch 12:30PM

Are you coming out to the Rock the Block Kids Parade on Saturday, May 30th at noon? Special guests include Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith, author Mitchell Jackson, SEI Drumline and Dancers, Rojo and Smokey the Therapy Llamas, Portland Farmers Mobile Bike Market and many more! Each child participating will receive a rainbow hand kite, balloon, lei, t-shirt, backpack and a book!

Rock the Block provides a forum for the community to connect to youth activity and resource providers in the area and thrive on an ongoing basis. Festival Poster

Read more about Rock the Block as well as event volunteer opportunities.

Gresham Saturday Market: Sat May 30, 2015 9AM-3PM

05/30/2015 - 9:00am
05/30/2015 - 3:00pm
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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
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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! Harvest Share Market Days, Highland Elementary: Wed Apr 22, 2015 3PM-5:30PM

04/22/2015 - 3:00pm
04/22/2015 - 5:30pm
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Harvest Share Market Days, Highland Elementary: Wed Apr 22, 2015 3PM-5:30PM

Free Fresh Produce!

When: Wed Apr 22, 2015 3PM-5:30PM
Where: Highland Elementary
295 NE 24th St
Gresham, OR
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Under Cover, Rain or Shine!
Through a partnership with the Oregon Food Bank, the SUN Program at Highland Elementary School provides free fruits and vegetables to the community on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Everyone in the community is invited to shop at the market and receive free produce -- there are no income verification or identification requirements. Bring reusable shopping bags if you have them!

Event flyer - English

Get to know Nadaka Nature Park! Fun 'Walk and Talk' Tour: Sat Apr 25, 2015 10AM-12PM

04/25/2015 - 10:00am
04/25/2015 - 12:00pm
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Get to know Nadaka Nature Park! Fun "Walk and Talk" Tour: Sat Apr 25, 2015 10AM-12PM. Info here!
Nadaka Nature Park, Gresham OR
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Enjoy Nature in the City!

When: Sat Apr 25, 2015 10AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17600 NE Glisan
Gresham, OR
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A Rain or Shine Event

Visit the Park!
Get to know Nadaka Nature Park! This 10-acre forest in northwest Gresham was saved from development for many decades because it served as a day camp for the Camp Fire Organization. Today Nadaka is a city park that provides an island of native habitat and a place for the community to access and learn about nature. Join us for a fun "Walk and Talk tour" to learn the park’s story, restoration challenges and successes, how to identify common native plants and spot spring time invaders, and the top 10 scary weeds to watch out for.

This event is free and suitable for all ages.

Senior Healthy Hikers: Irvington Neighborhood Walk: Tue Apr 28, 2015 9AM-3PM

04/28/2015 - 9:00am
04/28/2015 - 3:00pm
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Senior Healthy Hikers: Irvington Neighborhood Walk: Tue Apr 28, 2015 9AM-3PM. Info here!

Beautiful Historic Irvington

When: Tue Apr 28, 2015 9AM-3PM
Where: Irvington Neighborhood
Meet at: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pwy
Gresham, OR
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Suggested donation per hiker: Adult ticket $5; Honored Citizen (65+) $2
This 3.5-mile loop tours one of Portland's most beautiful historic neighborhoods. More than 75 homes have been designated as historically significant, ranging from Mediterranean mansions to English cottages to Prairie Craftsman homes. We plan to tour two of the three most popular historic bed and breakfast homes in the area–the Queen Anne-style "Lion and the Rose" and the Greek Revival-style "White House." Lunch will be at the Cadillac Café on Broadway.

  • Round-trip travel: By MAX
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Elevation gain: 300 feet
  • Suggested donation per hiker: Adult ticket $5; Honored Citizen (65+) $2

This easy walk is along city sidewalks that, in some places, are cracked and uneven, requiring that we all watch our step.

Get your Garden On and meet new friends! Neighborhood Plant Swap: Sat May 02, 2015 9-10AM

05/02/2015 - 9:00am
05/02/2015 - 10:00am
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Neighborhood Plant Swap! Sat May 02, 2015 9-10AM Eastrose Fellowship, 1133 NE 181st Ave Gresham OR. Bring plants, seeds, books, decor and tools and swap for great things you'll find.

When: Sat May 02, 2015 9-10AM
Where: Eastrose Fellowship
1133 NE 181st Av
Gresham OR
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Come Join The Fun, Saturday May 2nd!
In an effort to connect with our community and encourage camaraderie amongst us gardeners, Eastrose Fellowship is hosting a plant swap on Saturday, May 2nd at 9 - 10 am.

Here’s how it works: pot up the extra plants in your yard and bring them over. Be sure to label plants with their name and best growing conditions. Pick up some cool new treasures for your garden. This is a fun way to introduce more diversity into your garden.

Feel free to bring these to swap: plants, seeds, tools, books, decor, mason bee houses, etc. No invasive plants please.

Join us for this fun, community affirming event!

Zimmerman Heritage Farm Tours: Sat Mar 21, 2015 Noon-4PM

03/21/2015 - 12:00pm
03/21/2015 - 4:00pm
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Zimmerman Heritage Farm. A delightful Victorian era farmhouse built in 1874. A lasting vestige of East Multnomah County's agricultural roots. Gresham OR. Fairview-Rockwood-Wilkes Historical Society. Info here!
1874 Zimmerman House. Click to Enlarge

Welcome Spring!

When: Sat Mar 21, 2015 Noon-4PM
Where: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd
Gresham, OR
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A delightful 1874 Victorian farmhouse
Take a step back into history at the Zimmerman House, a Victorian era farmhouse, built in 1874 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This beautiful farmhouse is a perfect reflection of typical Columbia River dairy farm life in the late 1800s. The Zimmerman Heritage Farm is a unique cultural education and recreational resource that is being created for the benefit of the public on a 5.98-acre historic site in Gresham, Oregon.

Free! Reptiles and Amphibians Class at Gresham Meadowlands: Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:00-11:30AM

03/28/2015 - 9:00am
03/28/2015 - 11:30am
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Free! Reptiles and Amphibians Class at Gresham Meadowlands: Sat Mar 28, 2015 9-11:30AM. Info here!

Native amphibians and reptiles

When: Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:00-11:30AM
Where: Gresham Meadowlands
Meet at cul-de-sac
end of SE Paropa Ave
Gresham, OR
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Meet us at the Gresham Meadowlands
Amphibians and reptiles represent a major component of ecosystems, and being an indicator species can tell us a lot about the health of our own environment. However, human activities have led to their decline and a disruption to the balance of our natural ecology. Meet us at the Gresham Meadowlands for an exciting and engaging class on herpetology, where we will be learning how to identify our native amphibians & reptiles, their life cycle, habitat requirements, and the monitoring techniques we apply in Gresham!

This event is free and suitable for all ages.

Senior Healthy Hikers: Larch Mountain Hike: Thu Dec 04, 2014 9AM-5PM

12/04/2014 - 9:00am
12/04/2014 - 5:00pm
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Senior Healthy Hikers: Larch Mountain Hike: Thu Dec 046, 2014 9AM-5PM. Info here!

Crisp Fall Adventure

When: Thu Dec 04, 2014 9AM-5PM
Where: Larch Mountain
Meet at: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pwy
Gresham, OR
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This is a 6.2-mile hike in old growth forest along Multnomah Creek, which is the headwaters of Multnomah Falls. We will hike around the crater in an old growth forest of Western Hemlock and Douglas Fir, some as old as 400 years.

  • Round-trip travel: 50 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate/difficult
  • Elevation gain: 1,200 feet
  • Suggested donation per hiker: $6

Hiking boots and hiking poles are recommended. Footing may be a little slippery in places. Bring a lunch to eat at the picnic tables at the top, before we start our descent back to the cars.

Enjoy some Christmas Cheer, Have your photo taken with Santa: Sat Dec 06, 2014 10AM-2PM

12/06/2014 - 10:00am
12/06/2014 - 2:00pm
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Enjoy some Christmas Cheer and have your photo taken with Santa: Sat Dec 06, 2014 10AM-2PM. Cider and cookies, card making and photos with Santa. Info here!
Gresham Historical Society. Click to view.

Photo's with Santa!

When: Sat Dec 06, 2014 10AM-4PM
Where: Gresham History Museum
410 N Main Av
Downtown Gresham
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Come Join Us!

Haven't you heard? Santa Claus is taking time out of his busy schedule to drop by the Gresham History Museum to take photos with our visitors!

The Museum will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m for photos with Santa and a Christmas Card workshop. Cider and cookies will be served.

Photo Prices:

  • 4x6 Print - $10.00
  • Digital Photo*- $10.00
  • Add Digital Photo to a Print Order - Add $3.00 (Ex. Buy 1 4x6 print, and add a digital print = $13.00)
  • Photo Button** - $5.00

*Digital photos will be emailed at the end of the day
**While supplies last

Happy Holidays!

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