Workshops

CANCELED. City of Gresham Passport Day 2020: Sat, Mar 14, 2020 9AM-2PM

03/14/2020 - 9:00am
03/14/2020 - 2:00pm
Etc/GMT-8
City of Gresham Passport Day 2020: Sat, Mar 14, 2020 9AM-2PM. Info here!

Apply For A Passport

When: Sat, Mar 14, 2020 9AM-2PM CANCELED
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Planning a trip abroad? Take the first step and apply for or renew your U.S. passport.

The City is offering an opportunity on Saturday, March 14, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Gresham City Hall.

Be sure you bring all required documents and checks or money orders with you. Visit GreshamOregon.gov/Passports for detailed information on requirements and fees.

For additional information, contact us at 503-618-2460.

CANCELED. Wild Gresham: Sat, Mar 14, 2020 11AM-12PM

03/14/2020 - 11:00am
03/14/2020 - 12:00pm
Etc/GMT-8
Wild Gresham: Sat, Mar 14, 2020 11AM-12PM. Info here!

Nature In Gresham

When: Sat, Mar 14, 2020 11AM-12PM CANCELED
Where: Gresham Library
385 NW Miller Ave.
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Why do owls dance in Johnson Creek? What do frog eggs feel like? What is the Gresham ghost weasel?

Join our Natural Resources team and learn about the wild animals that call Gresham home at this family friendly event! There will be hands-on activities and a presentation of photos and videos of animals in Gresham from a City biologist and a local wildlife photographer.

For more information, contact Katie Holzer at 503-618-2377

City of Gresham Friday Night Soccer 2019: Fri, May 17, 2019 4PM-6PM

05/17/2019 - 4:13pm
05/17/2019 - 6:00pm
Etc/GMT-8
City of Gresham Friday Night Soccer 2019: Fri, May 17, 2019 4PM-6PM. Free, Drop-in Soccer Program. Info here!

Free, Drop-in Soccer Program

When: Fri, May 17, 2019 4PM-6PM
Where: Eastside Timbers and Thorns Soccer Complex
4710 SE 174th Ave.
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The City offers a free, drop-in soccer program for youth on Fridays from 4:00-6:00 pm at the Eastside Timbers and Thorns Soccer Complex.

Details

  • Open to all individuals in grades 6-12 and participants over the age of 18
  • Meet new friends, play soccer and showcase your skills
  • Participants must bring a signed waiver to play
  • Games are played in turf fields
  • Must have appropriate shoes to play
  • No metal cleats allowed
  • Adult supervision provided by City of Gresham

This event is sponsored by the City of Gresham.

Read more about community Friday night soccer.

For more information, contact Ricki Ruiz at 503-583-0771 or Ricardo.Ruiz@GreshamOregon.gov.

Free Workshop, Creating an Edible Landscape: Sat, May 18, 2019 9AM-11:30AM

05/18/2019 - 9:00am
05/18/2019 - 11:30am
Etc/GMT-8
Free Workshop, Creating an Edible Landscape: Sat, May 18, 2019 9AM-11:30AM. Info here!

Garden Anywhere!

When: Sat, May 18, 2019 9AM-11:30 am
Where: St. Aidan's Episcopal Church
17405 NE Glisan St.
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This free workshop gives insight and tools for thoughtfully incorporating edible plants into your landscape from annual veggies and herbs to perennial berries and fruit trees.

This workshop will include:

  • Design tips
  • Building fertile soil
  • Water conservation
  • Native plants
  • Edible fruits and nuts
  • Beneficial insects

Youll walk away ready to assess your site and make a plan for a beautiful and delicious landscape.

Register in advance.

For more information about this event, contact Brandi Boersma at 503-935-5364 or brandi@emswcd.org.

City of Gresham Friday Night Soccer 2019: Fri, May 24, 2019 4PM-6PM

05/24/2019 - 4:00pm
05/24/2019 - 6:00pm
Etc/GMT-8
City of Gresham Friday Night Soccer 2019: Fri, May 24, 2019 4PM-6PM. Free, Drop-in Soccer Program. Info here!

Free, Drop-in Soccer Program

When: Fri, May 24, 2019 4PM-6PM
Where: Eastside Timbers and Thorns Soccer Complex
4710 SE 174th Ave.
Get Map!

The City offers a free, drop-in soccer program for youth on Fridays from 4:00-6:00 pm at the Eastside Timbers and Thorns Soccer Complex.

Details

  • Open to all individuals in grades 6-12 and participants over the age of 18
  • Meet new friends, play soccer and showcase your skills
  • Participants must bring a signed waiver to play
  • Games are played in turf fields
  • Must have appropriate shoes to play
  • No metal cleats allowed
  • Adult supervision provided by City of Gresham

This event is sponsored by the City of Gresham.

Read more about community Friday night soccer.

For more information, contact Ricki Ruiz at 503-583-0771 or Ricardo.Ruiz@GreshamOregon.gov.

City of Gresham Friday Night Soccer 2019: Fri, May 31, 2019 4PM-6PM

05/31/2019 - 4:00pm
05/31/2019 - 6:00pm
Etc/GMT-8
City of Gresham Friday Night Soccer 2019: Fri, May 31, 2019 4PM-6PM. Free, Drop-in Soccer Program. Info here!

Free, Drop-in Soccer Program

When: Fri, May 31, 2019 4PM-6PM
Where: Eastside Timbers and Thorns Soccer Complex
4710 SE 174th Ave.
Get Map!

The City offers a free, drop-in soccer program for youth on Fridays from 4:00-6:00 pm at the Eastside Timbers and Thorns Soccer Complex.

Details

  • Open to all individuals in grades 6-12 and participants over the age of 18
  • Meet new friends, play soccer and showcase your skills
  • Participants must bring a signed waiver to play
  • Games are played in turf fields
  • Must have appropriate shoes to play
  • No metal cleats allowed
  • Adult supervision provided by City of Gresham

This event is sponsored by the City of Gresham.

Read more about community Friday night soccer.

For more information, contact Ricki Ruiz at 503-583-0771 or Ricardo.Ruiz@GreshamOregon.gov.

Sewing and Mending Workshop: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 10AM-12PM

10/28/2017 - 10:00am
10/28/2017 - 12:00pm
Etc/GMT-8
Sewing and Mending Workshop: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 10AM-12PM. Info here!

When: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 10AM-12PM
Where: Rockwood Library
17917 SE Stark St.
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Do you have clothes and other fabrics that need mending? Bring them to this workshop and learn how to repair them. Volunteers experienced in sewing will demonstrate how to repair items and then provide guidance while you repair your own. Sewing machines and hand-sewing supplies will be available, but if you want something specific for your repair (like matching thread, button, zipper, etc.), please try to bring those supplies.

For more information about this event, contact Lyndsey Runyan at lyndseyr@multco.us or 503-988-5123.

Nadaka Nature Park Forest Plant Walk: Sat May 14, 2016 10AM-12PM

05/14/2016 - 10:00am
05/14/2016 - 12:00pm
Etc/GMT-8
Call All Plant Nerds, Gardeners, and Nature Lovers! Nadaka Nature Park Forest Plant Walk: Sat May 14, 2016 10AM-12PM. Info here!
Nadaka Nature Park
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Plant nerds, gardeners, and nature lovers

When: Sat May 14, 2016 10AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
(Meet at the picnic shelter)
17615 NE Glisan St
Gresham OR
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Join Monica McAllister, Friends of Nadaka, Ivy Watson, City of Gresham Natural Resources Program, and Heather Buley from the Backyard Habitat Program for a fun and educational plant walk through the 10 acre forest at Nadaka Nature Park.

Whether you want to explore nature with your kids, find out what native plants you can grow in your backyard (and which weeds you should kick out), or learn the difference between epigynous and hypogynous flowers, this walk and talk will have something for you.

Dress for the weather and for exploring in natural areas. Refreshments provided.

More Info
For information or to RSVP contact Ivy Watson at 503-618-2383 or ivy.watson@greshamoregon.com

Free! Rain Gardens 101 workshop, $200 Incentive for Gresham residents: Sat Nov 21, 2015 9AM-1PM

11/21/2015 - 9:26am
11/21/2015 - 1:00pm
Etc/GMT-8
Free! Rain Gardens 101 workshop, $200 Incentive for Gresham residents: Sat Nov 21, 2015 9AM-1PM. Info Here!
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Saving Streams, Creating Habitat

When: Sat Nov 21, 2015 9AM-1PM
Where: Troutdale Community Police Bldg
234 SW Kendall Ct
Troutdale, OR
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Learn how to build your own rain garden! 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! Spaces available: 14 (of 40 max as of Nov 16th)


Rain Gardens
A rain garden is a sunken garden bed that captures stormwater runoff from hard surfaces like rooftops, sidewalks and driveways, and allows it to soak back into the ground naturally. They are planted with hardy, native perennials that filter pollutants commonly found in stormwater runoff. This helps reduce the overall amount of runoff and pollution that gets into our streams, and maintains the natural hydrology (the movement and distribution of water in the area, as it would be under natural conditions) so streams don’t go dry during the hot summer months.

If you are a resident of Gresham, you may be eligible for our $200 Rain Garden Incentive!

Why build a rain garden?
When a landscape is covered in natural vegetation, most rainfall soaks into the ground. As we start adding roofs, driveways, sidewalks, and streets to the landscape, much of the rainfall can’t soak into the ground anymore. This can create a lot of problems for people and for our streams.

Rain gardens hold stormwater runoff and allow it to soak into the ground naturally. This prevents pollution from entering our local streams and wetlands, and helps recharge our groundwater. By planting a rain garden with native plants, you can create a beautiful, low-maintenance and drought-tolerant landscape feature, while also providing habitat for beneficial wildlife. You can see examples of stormwater-managing features in the Rain Garden gallery

Bike Helmet Giveaway! Transportation Safety Fair and Bike Rodeo: Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:30AM-2:30PM

09/26/2015 - 11:30am
09/26/2015 - 2:30pm
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Bike Helmet Giveaway! Transportation Safety Fair and Bike Rodeo: Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:30AM-2:30PM. Info here!

Helmet Giveaway, Bike Rodeo

When: Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:30AM-2:30PM
Where: Gresham Arts Plaza
401 NE Second St
Gresham, OR
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To promote bicycle safety and a healthy lifestyle and educate the community about bikes on public transit, the City is partnering with the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) to hold the annual Transportation Safety Fair and Bike Rodeo.

Helmet Giveaway

  • The ONA Constituent Association 1 has purchased hundreds of bicycle helmets to give away to children and adults who are not able to purchase new helmets.
  • Children must check in with a parent or guardian to pick out color and style of the helmet they want. A trained volunteer will fit the helmet, demonstrating proper fitting.
  • The ONA has first-hand knowledge of the importance of teaching safe biking skills to children in order to prevent severe injuries from accidents, and has fitted more than 1,500 free bicycle helmets in the Portland metro area since 2007 to promote injury prevention.

Bike Rodeo

  • Bring Your Bike and Helmet!
  • Bring your bike and have it checked by a trained mechanic from Bikes for Humanity PDX.
  • Learn the rules of the road from Gresham bike patrol officers, and practice riding on a safety course.

The Bike Rodeo is presented by the City's Transportation Planning Division staff, volunteers, and Boy and Girl Scouts, with help from the Gresham Police.

Group Bike Ride
A group bike ride will begin at the safety information booth on the Arts Plaza, traveling through downtown Gresham to Main City Park, making a loop on the Springwater and Gresham-Fairview Trails, and returning to the Arts Plaza around 2:30 p.m.

More Info
For information or to volunteer at this event contact Sandra Doubleday at 503-618-2816 or Sandra.Doubleday@GreshamOregon.gov.

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