Health & Wellness

Lets Go Walking! Saturday Family Walks, Greater Gresham Area: Aug 13, 2011 9AM-10:30AM

08/13/2011 - 9:00am
08/13/2011 - 10:30am
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Saturday Family Walks, Greater Gresham Area: Aug 13, 2011 9AM-10:30AM. Info here!
Saturday Family Walks, Greater Gresham

When: Sat, Aug 13, 2011 9AM-10:30AM
Where: Greater Gresham area
Meet at Gresham City Hall
(Next to MAX station)
1333 Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Lace Your Shoes, Let's Go Walking!
The Gresham Regional Center Transportation Management Association hosts free monthly Saturday Family Walks in Gresham.

Bring the Family
Family Walks start at 9AM sharp on the Gresham City Hall Plaza next to the MAX station, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water. These family walks will cover a couple of miles at a pace suitable for families.

The walks will take about 1.5 hours and return to the same starting location.

Explore the area between Gresham, Troutdale and the Sandy River. Adult Group Bicycle Ride: Aug 14, 2011 10AM-1PM

08/14/2011 - 10:00am
08/14/2011 - 1:00pm
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Explore the area between Gresham, Troutdale and the Sandy River, Adult Group Bicycle Ride: Aug 14, 2011 10AM-1PM. Info here!
Adult Bike Ride, Gresham / Troutdale

When: Sun Aug 14, 2011 10AM-1PM
Where: Greater Gresham area
Meet at Main City Park
219 S. Main Ave
Gresham, OR
Get map!

Adult Fun!
This series of free, moderately-paced adult group bicycle rides will explore the area between Gresham, Troutdale and the Sandy River as well as East Portland. Bike rides range from 15 to 25 miles. The group will travel along at around 13/15 mph and stop for coffee, bakery sweets, or ice cream somewhere along the route.

Free! Ten Toe Express Walk - Historic Hollywood, Old and New: Aug 18, 2011 6PM-8PM

08/18/2011 - 6:00pm
08/18/2011 - 8:00pm
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Free! Ten Toe Express Walk - Historic Hollywood: Aug 18, 2011 6PM-8PM. Come explore old and new architecture in the heart of the Hollywood district and the surrounding neighborhood with its charming bungalows dating from the inter-war years. Info here!
Hollywood Theater, 1923. Click to enlarge

View Hollywood's Architecture

When: Thur, Aug 18, 2011 6PM-8PM
Meet: NE 41st & Sandy Blvd
(Next to the Hollywood Theatre)
Portland, OR
Get Map!

Cost: Free!

Join the fun
Come explore old and new architecture in the heart of the Hollywood district and the surrounding neighborhood with its charming bungalows dating from the inter-war (1920's-30's) years.

This 2-hour leisurely walk will explore the many hidden delights and old-world craftsmanship of this historic east side neighborhood.

Free Event, Edgefield Country Gardens Tour hosted by SnowCap: Aug 18, 2011 10AM-1PM

08/18/2011 - 10:00am
08/18/2011 - 1:00pm
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Free Event, Edgefield Country Garden Tour. Hosted by SnowCap Community Charities. Grow your own produce! Novice and experienced gardeners will love this tour: Aug 18, 2011 10AM-1PM. Info here!
Edgefield Country Gardens, Troutdale OR

When: Sat Aug 18, 2011 10AM-1PM
Where: McMenamins Edgefield Hotel
(Meet at: SnowCap Community Charities)
2126 SW Halsey St
Troutdale, OR
Get map!

Now 'This' is a Garden!
Join us for a free tour of McMenamins Edgefield Country Gardens hosted by SnowCap Community Charities.

This tour is provided as part of SnowCap's series of monthly workshops designed to give novice and experienced gardeners information on growing your own produce.

Sign-Up Now for the Twenty-Second Annual PAL Sports Camp, Ages 8-14: Jun 20-24, 2011

Sign-Up Now for the Twenty-Second Annual PAL Sports Camp, Ages 8-14: Jun 20-24, 2011. Info here!

When: June 20-24, 2011 8:45AM-2:30PM
Where: Marshall High School
3905 SE 91st Ave
(behind Eastport Plaza)
Portland, OR
Get map!

Police Activites League of Greater Portland

Join the Fun!
The Police Activities League invites kids, ages 8-14 to attend the twenty-Second Annual PAL Sports Camp. Local police officers, high school and college coaches from the surrounding area will work together to make the camp a unique experience for youth. Officers and coaches will work with campers to develop specific sports skills and foster good sportsmanship.

Cost is $50 per child. Reduced rates of $25 are available for families who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program during the school year. Transportation available upon request.

Saturday Family Walks, Greater Gresham Area: May to October 2011

Saturday Family Walks, Greater Gresham Area: May 14th to October 8th 2011. Info here!

When: Sat, May-Oct 9AM-11AM
Where: Greater Gresham area
Meet at Gresham City Hall
(Next to MAX station)
1333 Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, OR
Get map!

Let's Go Walking!
Bring the family. Free monthly Saturday walks around the greater Gresham area, May to October 2011, 9AM to 11AM.

SATURDAY FAMILY WALKS IN GRESHAM

Saturday May 14, 2011
Saturday June 11, 2011
Saturday July 9, 2011
Saturday August 13, 2011
Saturday September 10, 2011
Saturday October 8, 2011

Details
Meet at Gresham City Hall Plaza at 9:00 AM (next to the Gresham City Hall MAX Station). All walks start at 9:00AM sharp. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water.

These Family Walks, lead by the Gresham Regional Center Transportation Management Association, will cover a couple miles at an appropriate pace suitable for families. Walks will take 1 1/2 hours and will return to the same starting location.

Garden Fresh Produce Returns! Local Farmer's Markets Reopen for 2011

Local Farmer's Markets reopen. Enjoy the freshest produce and products. Find farmer''s markets here!

Stretch your grocery dollars
at the farmer's market!

Enjoy the best produce and products, flowers, and plants starts direct from the garden.

Healthy and fresh
Farmer’s Markets are a fantastic source for fresh, seasonal, locally produced foods, and artisan products. Plus, there are activities and fun for the whole family. So come experience the market. Meet the vendors. Meet other cooks. Enjoy the freshest produce and products. Make your own statement in support of local food.

Want to grow your own vegetables?
Click here for Portland Nursery's 12-month "Veggie Calendar" planting guide.

East side Farmer's Markets

(Complete details on these area markets below)

You'll find plenty of root vegitables, braising greens and lettuces, and of course plant starts for your own vegetable garden.

Bring your reusable shopping bags and plenty of small bills, though some of the markets will trade you a credit/debit card for wooden tokens that all vendors accept, which can be easier to handle than cash. We've indicated those markets that accept Oregon Trail or other food assistant coupons - more access to good food for all.

Bike Rides for Adults and Families, Greater Gresham Area: April to September

Bike Rides for Adults and Families, Greater Gresham Area: April to September. Info here!

When: Sat/Sun, April-Sept 10AM-1PM
Where: Greater Gresham area
Meet at Main City Park
219 S. Main Ave
Gresham, OR
Get map!

Join the Fun

Adult group bike rides and family bicycle rides are all offered free of charge and sponsored by the City and the Gresham Regional Center Transportation Management Association.

RSVP not required but preferred. See schedules below.

Rockwood Building Takes Shape, Completion Fall 2011

Rockwood Building Takes Shape, Completion by Fall 2011. Project Will Bring Eight Social Services Under One Roof. Info here!
Rockwood Building, NE 181st & Couch

The Rockwood Building
Will Bring Eight Social Services Under One Roof

Making Rockwood a better place

For years the grassy vacant lot on NE 181st Ave near Burnside served only an occasional traveling carnival or Christmas tree vendor.

Now, that lot is being transformed into a Multi-Service Center to serve area
families in need.

The new three-story $17 million Rockwood Building will host eight social service providers plus a community room on the first floor, and 47 apartments on the two floors above. Fifteen of those apartments will be reserved for homeless families.

Rockwood Building Project Will Bring Eight Social Services Under One Roof. Info here!
Rockwood Building construction, 02/2011

Ground floor agencies will provide day care, employment assistance and Head Start classes, among other services. The new building is expected to be a hub for residents in and around Gresham’s Rockwood neighborhood.

Human Solutions, a social service agency with offices in Portland and east Multnomah County, is coordinating the project.

Will you be ready for a winter storm? Here's a winter checklist to help you get prepared

Will you be ready when winter's weather arrives?  Use this handy winter checklist.  Info here!
December 23, 2008, Portland OR

Cold Temperatures, Snow, Freezing Rain and High Winds are Dangerous

What will you do without lights?
How will you stay warm?
What will you eat?

Winter is quickly approaching, so now is the perfect time to start thinking about winter storm preparation. Household emergency supplies should include enough food, water and supplies to last four days without power or help.

2010, Wet and wild winter predicted

A recent story in the Portland Tribune said Portland area residents are in for a wet and wild winter according to a series of forecasts presented by members of the Oregon chapter American Meteorological Society.

Two years ago an arctic blast delivered a series of three storms that began December 14, 2008 and kept a grip on the area for over two weeks. Portland reported six days where the temperature never got above freezing with high winds, blowing snow, and numerous road closures. Portland General Electric estimated 60,000 customers were without electricity on December 21st. And, on December 23, the airport reported a whopping 10" of snow in one day making it the snowiest December on record.

BRRRrrrr

The 2010 Farmers’ Almanac claims this winter will see more days of shivery conditions: a winter during which temperatures will average below normal for about three-quarters of the nation. Western Washington, Oregon, and northwest California should expect above-normal snowfall in most places. The coldest (and snowiest) periods will occur in mid-December and mid- to late February.

AccuWeather.com Chief Long-Range Meteorologist Joe Bastardi is predicting that the worst of winter's cold and snow will be from the Pacific Northwest to the western Great Lakes. "That will put cities like Portland and Seattle colder and snowier this year".

Winter Checklists and Wind Chill Chart below the break

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