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Download the Wilkes East Neighborhood Summer 2021 Newsletter here!

Download the Wilkes East Neighborhood Summer 2021 Newsletter here! Wilkes East Neighborhood, Gresham Oregon USA. Diversity, Harmony, Community- Together 'WE' can make a difference.

Summer 2021 Newsletter

"Diversity, Harmony, Community -
Together 'WE' can make a difference!”


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Summer 2021 Newsletter

Inside This Issue:

  • Trackers, Never Lose Stuff Again
  • New Special Needs Adult Program
  • Wilkes East Land-Use Update
  • Saving 267 Trees; Shaull Woods
  • Meet City Councilor Dina DiNucci

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CANCELED. Sunday Futsal 2020: Sun, Mar 15, 2020 5PM-7PM

03/15/2020 - 5:00pm
03/15/2020 - 7:00pm
Etc/GMT-8
Sunday Futsal 2020: Sun, Mar 15, 2020 5PM-7PM. Let's Play Futsal! Info here!

Let's Play Futsal!

When: Sun, Mar 15, 2020 5PM-7PM CANCELED
Where: Friends of the Children Gym
424 NE 172nd Ave.
Get Map!

Indoor Sunday Futsal youth recreation is open to all students in grades 6-12 on Sunday from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Friends of the Children gym.

  • Free
  • Open to boys and girls in grades 6-12
  • Learn new skills, make new friends, play futsal
  • Participants must bring a signed waiver to play
  • Adult supervision and mentorship provided by Active Children Portland volunteers

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

Futsal flier and waiver

Read more about Sunday Futsal.

CANCELED. Sunday Futsal 2020: Sun, Mar 22, 2020 5PM-7PM

03/22/2020 - 5:00pm
03/22/2020 - 7:00pm
Etc/GMT-8
Sunday Futsal 2020: Sun, Mar 22, 2020 5PM-7PM. Let's Play Futsal! Info here!

Let's Play Futsal!

When: Sun, Mar 22, 2020 5PM-7PM CANCELED
Where: Friends of the Children Gym
424 NE 172nd Ave.
Get Map!

Indoor Sunday Futsal youth recreation is open to all students in grades 6-12 on Sunday from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Friends of the Children gym.

  • Free
  • Open to boys and girls in grades 6-12
  • Learn new skills, make new friends, play futsal
  • Participants must bring a signed waiver to play
  • Adult supervision and mentorship provided by Active Children Portland volunteers

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

Futsal flier and waiver

Read more about Sunday Futsal.

Sunday Youth Futsal 2020: Sun, Feb 02, 2020 5PM-7PM

02/02/2020 - 5:00pm
02/02/2020 - 7:00pm
Etc/GMT-8
Sunday Youth Futsal 2020: Sun, Feb 02, 2020 5PM-7PM. Let's Kick Ball!. Info here!

Let's Kick Ball!

When: Sun, Feb 02, 2020 5PM-7PM
Where: Friends of the Children Gym
424 NE 172nd Ave.
Get Map!

Indoor Sunday Futsal youth recreation is open to all students in grades 6-12 on Sunday from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Friends of the Children gym.

  • Free
  • Open to boys and girls in grades 6-12
  • Learn new skills, make new friends, play futsal
  • Participants must bring a signed waiver to play
  • Adult supervision and mentorship provided by Active Children Portland volunteers

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

Futsal flier and waiver

Read more about Sunday Futsal.

City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Frenchman's Bar Park to Vancouver Lake Park Walk: Wed, Feb 19, 2020 9AM-5PM

02/19/2020 - 9:00am
02/19/2020 - 5:00pm
Etc/GMT-8
City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Frenchman's Bar Park to Vancouver Lake Park Walk: Wed, Feb 19, 2020 9AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking! Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Wed, Feb 19, 2020 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

  • Distance: 5.5 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Elevation gain: 10 feet
  • Trail conditions: Paved path
  • Round-trip travel: 45 miles
  • Suggested donation per rider: $5

We will begin this walk at Frenchmanâs Bar Park near Vancouver Lake on the Columbia River. In addition to the river, views of Sauvie Island and the mouth of the Willamette are visible. The paved path to Vancouver Lake Park is adjacent to fields where Sandhill cranes and Canada geese are usually gathered, and if the weather is clear, there are Cascade mountain views. The path passes the Vancouver Lake Rowing Club facility, then continues to the lake and beach. After a stop at the restrooms, we will return on the same route.

Bring water and snacks for the trail. Comfortable walking shoes should be fine. Lunch will be at Feral Public House in Vancouver.

For more information about this hike please contact Linda Matthews at 503-766-9443 or lindaraematthews@gmail.com.

Senior Healthy Hikers asks that participants be 50 or older. A couple wishing to hike is welcome if one member of the couple is 50 or better.

Pets are not permitted on our hikes or walks.

Senior Healthy Hikers member guidelines

Sunday Indoor Futsal 2020: Sun, Feb 23, 2020 5PM-7PM

02/23/2020 - 5:00pm
02/23/2020 - 7:00pm
Etc/GMT-8
Sun Futsal 2020: Sun, Feb 23, 2020 5PM-7PM. Let's Play Futsal! Info here!

Let's Play Futsal!

When: Sun, Feb 23, 2020 5PM-7PM
Where: Friends of the Children Gym
424 NE 172nd Ave.
Get Map!

Indoor Sunday Futsal youth recreation is open to all students in grades 6-12 on Sunday from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Friends of the Children gym.

  • Free
  • Open to boys and girls in grades 6-12
  • Learn new skills, make new friends, play futsal
  • Participants must bring a signed waiver to play
  • Adult supervision and mentorship provided by Active Children Portland volunteers

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

Futsal flier and waiver

Read more about Sunday Futsal.

City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Stone Creek Golf Course Hike: Tue, Feb 25, 2020 9AM-5PM

02/25/2020 - 9:00am
02/25/2020 - 5:00pm
Etc/GMT-8
City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Stone Creek Golf Course Hike: Tue, Feb 25, 2020 9AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking! Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Tue, Feb 25, 2020 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

  • Distance: About 3.5 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Elevation gain: About 190 feet
  • Trail conditions: Well-maintained wood-chipped path and paved streets
  • Round-trip travel: 24 miles
  • Suggested donation per rider: $3

This hike takes an urban trail around Stone Creek Golf Course. We will go up and back on a couple side streets through a neighborhood to add a little extra distance to the hike. Part of the Stone Creek Trail is along Highway 213. The trail then wanders around a housing area by the golf course and along Beaver Creek. The trail could be muddy in places if there has been a lot of rain.

We will stop at a local restaurant for lunch. Bring water and snacks for the trail. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

For more information about this hike please contact Becky Tripp at 503-754-2851 or trippr2016@comcast.net.

Senior Healthy Hikers asks that participants be 50 or older. A couple wishing to hike is welcome if one member of the couple is 50 or better.

Pets are not permitted on our hikes or walks.

Senior Healthy Hikers member guidelines

Sunday Futsal 2019: Sun, Dec 22, 2019 5PM-7PM

12/22/2019 - 5:00pm
12/22/2019 - 7:00pm
Etc/GMT-8
Sunday Futsal 2019: Sun, Dec 22, 2019 5PM-7PM. Let's Kick Ball! Info here!

Let's Kick Ball!

When: Sun, Dec 22, 2019 5PM-7PM
Where: Friends of the Children Gym
424 NE 172nd Ave.
Get Map!

Indoor Sunday Futsal youth recreation is open to all students in grades 6-12 on Sunday from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Friends of the Children gym.

  • Free
  • Open to boys and girls in grades 6-12
  • Learn new skills, make new friends, play futsal
  • Participants must bring a signed waiver to play
  • Adult supervision and mentorship provided by Active Children Portland volunteers

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

Futsal flier and waiver

Read more about Sunday Futsal.

City of Gresham Open Play Outdoor Futsal: Wed, Aug 14, 2019 4:30PM-7:30PM

08/14/2019 - 4:30pm
08/14/2019 - 7:30pm
Etc/GMT-8
City of Gresham Open Play Outdoor Futsal: Mon, Aug 14, 2019 4:30PM-7:30PM. Let's Kick Ball!. Info here!

Let's Kick Ball!

When: Mon, Aug 14, 2019 4:30PM-7:30PM
Where: Vance Park
1400 SE 182nd Ave.
Get Map!

Middle school and high school youth and adults can attend the free Open Play Outdoor Futsal every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30 - 7:30 pm at the Vance Park futsal courts, located at 1400 SE 182nd Ave.

  • Open to youth in grades 6 - 12 and adults
  • Play futsal for free, make new friends and win raffle items each time you play
  • Sponsored by the City of Gresham

Schedule:

  • 4:30 - 6:00 pm for youth in grades 6 - 12
  • 6:00 - 7:30 pm - for Adults

For more information please contact Jesus Valdez at Jesus.Valdez@GreshamOregon.gov or Ricki Ruiz at Ricardo.Ruiz@GreshamOregon.gov or 503-618-2213.

Free! Ten Toe Express Walk - Cully Neighborhood and Park Loop: Sat, Jun 22, 2019 9AM-11AM

06/22/2019 - 9:00am
06/22/2019 - 11:00am
Etc/GMT-8
2019 Ten Toe Express. 16 Neighborhood Walks throughout inner-city Portland. FREE! Thursdays @ 6PM ~ Saturdays @ 9AM. Join the fun. Info Here!

Cully Neighborhood and Park Loop

When: Sat, Jun 22, 2019 9AM-11AM
Meet: West side of
NE 55th and Going St
Get Map!
Cost: Free!

Cully Neighborhood and Park Loop
Saturday June 22  – 9 AM
Thursday August 8  – 6 PM
Meet:  West side of NE 55th and Going
2.0 hours
3.5 miles or 7,000 steps
Walk to Thomas Cully Park from Rigler School, after a visit to the businesses along NE 42nd Avenue.
Note: Relatively flat with many streets without sidewalks

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 2nd through September 14th 2019.

Each easy and informal Ten Toe Express walk explores the area neighborhood, architecture and unique history. Walk takes about 2 hours, cover 3.5 - 4.5 miles and are open to all ages and skill levels. Did we mention it's free!

Take TriMet!
For your convenience, all walks begin and end along TriMet routes. Use TriMet’s Trip Planner (click here) or call 503-238-RIDE (7433) for help in finding the right bus, train, or streetcar for you.

For more details, contact Rich Cassidy: rich.cassidy@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-6051.

For even more guided walks, check out NeighborWalks. NeighborWalks is a collaborative community walking program brought to you by AARP Oregon, City of Portland Bureau of Transportation and Oregon Walks. See the full schedule here.

(2019 Ten Toe Express schedule below this break)

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