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Monday April 23, 2012
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Neighborhood Board Meeting
When: Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:30PM
Where: (Contact for location)

Board meetings are scheduled for the 4th Monday each month 6:30PM
For more information please contact: info@wilkeseastna.org
Upcoming Meetings

  • May 28, 2012
  • Jun 25, 2012
  • Jul 23, 2012
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:30 pm

When: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7PM
RESCHEDULED: Aug 27, 2012 7PM
Where: St Aidan's Episcopal Church
Murdock Hall
17405 NE Glisan St
Gresham, OR
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Site acquisition for Rockwood public safety facility approved. New facility will improve police presence and services in Rockwood / West Gresham area.

You're Invited
Join us Monday April 23 Aug 27, 7PM at St Aidan's Church for a presentation by Michael Parkhurst, Senior Urban Renewal Project Coordinator, Gresham Redevelopment Commission about the new Rockwood Public Safety Facility to be built at the former Kasch's Garden Center on NE 181st. Learn all about this project. Bring your questions.

Wednesday April 25, 2012
Start: 4:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm

New Headquarter Open House

When: Wed Apr 25, 2012 4-7PM
Where: Medcure, Inc
18111 NE Sandy Blvd
Gresham, O
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You're Invited
MedCure invites the public to tour our new surgical training facility, Wednesday April 25th! Visit us at anytime between the hours of 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and take a self-guided tour. MedCure representatives will be available to answer questions and provide more information on whole body donation and how donors contribute to the advancement of medical science.
About MedCure
Founded in 2005, MedCure is a leading non-transplant tissue bank devoted to compassionate, ethical services that connect whole-body donors to medical research and education while providing innovation and opportunity for scientific medical advancements.

Friday April 27, 2012
Start: 10:00 am

Birds Galore!
When: Wed Apr 11, 2012 5PM-6PM
Where: Columbia Slough Water Quality Facility
19595 NE Sandy Blvd
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Let's do lunch
Join Metro Naturalist James Davis for a lunchtime birding tour at a hidden wetland in Gresham.
Look for songbirds and spring migrants before settling down to a delicious lunch provided by the Columbia Slough Watershed Council.
RSVP required below.

Thursday May 3, 2012
Start: 9:00 am
End: 11:00 am

Nelson Master Plan. Click to Enlarge

Garden Project Committee
When: Thu May 3, 2012 9AM-11AM
Where: St Aidan's Episcopal Church
17405 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR
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Meeting Notice
Friends of Nadaka Nelson property working group will meet May 3, 2012 9AM-11AM at St Aidan's Episcopal Church, 174th & NE Glisan. Public welcome to attend.

Friends of Nadaka and it's community partners are working to secure funding to develop the approved Nelson Master Plan which includes a community garden area, orchard, rain garden, berry patches, naturescaping and more. When complete, the Nelson properry will join Nadaka Nature Park (adjacent directly north) as a unified neighborhood park.

Saturday May 5, 2012
Start: 11:00 am
End: 12:30 pm

This is a Bright Idea!
When: Sat May 5, 2012
11AM-12:30PM
Where: Gresham Public Library
385 NW Miller Av
Gresham, OR
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Free Solar Workshop
Solar Gresham is hosting free solar workshops at the Gresham Public Library in historic downtown. Led by the nonprofit Solar Oregon, the workshops will cover the basic technology, benefits and cost of solar. Imagine Energy will be available to answer questions about installation and products. Umpqua Bank will also be on hand to share information on financing opportunities.
RSVP below.
The workshops provide a great opportunity to learn more about solar, whether you’re interested in having it installed at your home or just wanting to learn more about this form of renewable energy.
Solar Gresham is a new program offered through July 31. It offers homeowners solar at up to 80% or more off the cost.

Start: 7:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Jazz Fans Rejoice
When: Sat May 5, 2012 7PM-10PM
Where: Historic Downtown Gresham
See locations below
Gresham, OR
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No cover charge, free parking!

An Evening of Great Music
The Gresham/Mt. Hood Jazz Association is bringing back the Mt Hood Jazz Festival, launching its first Adventures in Jazz series at participating venues in Historic Downtown Gresham.
The event is free and open to the public and is supported through sponsorship. Stroll the streets of downtown Gresham, stop in at participating restaurants for a bite to eat and enjoy first-class jazz music.

Sunday May 6, 2012
Start: 9:30 am
End: 10:30 am

Nadaka Nature Park, Gresham OR

Spring Clean-Up Event
Volunteer opportunity
When: Sun, May 6, 2012 9:30AM-1PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
175th & NE Pacific St
Gresham OR
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Wilkes East Neighborhood has received a Metro Nature in Neighborhood grant for improvements in Nadaka Nature Park which requires matching volunteer hours so your support is needed and greatly appreciated. See you at the park!

Clean-up info
Be prepared to get a little dirty and to have fun by supporting and volunteering with Friends of Nadaka and Wilkes East Neighborhood Association in their efforts to restore this natural area by removing invasive underbrush and ivy from Nadaka Nature Park, part of the Columbia Slough Watershed.

Rain or Shine! Come dressed for weather and help improve Nadaka Nature Park. Bring working gloves & a water bottle if you have them. Volunteer as long as you can. Coffee, juice, water & refreshments provided by Wilkes East Neighborhood.

Monday May 7, 2012
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Dusty GalaxyMHCC Planetarium website

Southern Sky from Namibia
When: Mon May 7, 2012Show Times: 7:00PM and 8:15PM
Where: Mt Hood Community College
Planetarium Sky Theater
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR
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Admission $2. MHCC students are admitted free.The Sky Theater is wheelchair accessible.
The Southern Sky from Namibia
Join us as Mt Hood Community College Planetarium Director Pat Hanrahan shares stories and celestrial images from last summer's trip to Namibia in southern Africa. Near total darkness provided an opportunity to capture many incredible images from the seldom seen southern night sky.
All shows are presented under a realistic representation of the night sky, featuring the latest galactic, stellar and planetary images.
Visitors are encouraged to ask questions during each 45-minute program. Children are welcome to attend.

Parking Change
Parking permits are required and may be purchased for $3 at ticket kiosks located by the flagpoles (north parking) and gym (south parking). (Violators will be ticketed)

Tuesday May 8, 2012
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:30 pm

Coalition of Gresham
Neighborhood Associations
When: Tue May 8, 2012 7PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Room
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Public welcome
The Coalition of Gresham Neighborhood Associations was formed to provide structure and support for the leadership of Gresham's neighborhood associations, enabling more effective cooperation among neighborhood associations in order to achieve desired outcomes. Goals of the Coalition include providing a public forum for the review and evaluation of issues and problems, providing education and information on specific areas such as land use, and providing a unified voice for the neighborhood associations.
The Coalition meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 7:00PM

Thursday May 10, 2012
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Colonel Summers/Ladds Addition
When: Thu, May 10, 2012 6PM-8PM
Meet at: SE 20th & Belmont
Portland, OR
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Cost: Free!

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 at 6PM and Saturdays at 9AM from May 10th through September 13th. Download your 2012 Ten Toe Express schedule here.
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.

Saturday May 12, 2012
Start: 8:30 am
End: 2:00 pm

Every SaturdayNow thru October!
When: Every Saturday, 8:30AM-2PM
Where: NW Miller & Third St
Historic Downtown
Gresham, OR
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Opening Day Activities
Come enjoy the fabulous Gresham Farmers' Market on opening day and grab a special treat for Mother's Day. The City of Gresham will host a bicycle safety booth, where you can order a new bike helmet for just $5 and learn ways to bike safely in and around Gresham. There will also be a ribbon-cutting ceremony, free vendor gift basket drawing, live music, and a limited quantity of free helium balloons, market bags and window clings.
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. 27.

Start: 9:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Graffiti Summit

When: Sat May 12, 2012 9AM-12PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham OR
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The difference between graffiti and art is PERMISSION!
You're Invited to Attend
Graffiti hurts everyone. It causes property values to decline. Its reduces retail sales and pedestrian traffic. It attracts other forms of crime. And, it costs the city money.

2012 Graffiti Summit Agenda

  • What does it mean
  • How-to prevent it
  • How-to get rid of it

Download flyer here!

Saturday May 19, 2012
Start: 8:30 am
End: 2:00 pm

Every SaturdayNow thru October!
When: Every Saturday, 8:30AM-2PM
Where: NW Miller & Third St
Historic Downtown
Gresham, OR
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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. 27.

Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

When: Sat May 19, 2011 9:45AM-12PM
Where: Greater Gresham area
Meet at Main City Park
219 S. Main Ave
Gresham, OR
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Join the Fun
Explore downtown Gresham by bike with guide Jeff Corcoran, a member of the Gresham Transportation Subcommittee. The free ride will be completed in two phases, starting at Main City Park with a two-mile loop around East Gresham Elementary and Dexter McCarty Middle School, then returning to the park. The second phase will feature an eight-mile loop using the Springwater Corridor and Gresham-Fairview Trail. Travel on Stark, then through downtown, and return to Main City Park.
Riders should meet at 9:45AM in the parking lot at Main City Park, near the Springwater Trail. The ride will leave at 10AM, and the second phase will return to the same location approximately two hours later.

Start: 9:00 am
End: 1:00 pm

Add a rain garden!
When: Sat May 19, 2012 9AM-1PM
Mt. Hood Community College
Town and Gown Room
26000 SE Stark
Gresham, OR
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Build your own rain garden at home to help reduce water pollution and create urban habitat for birds and butterflies.
Free Workshop
This free workshop explores the role rain gardens can play in urban stream restoration, while adding beautiful landscaping to your yard. Participants will learn how to site, plan and build a rain garden. Registration is required and space is limited.

Sunday May 20, 2012
Start: 9:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

When: Sun May 20, 2012 9:45AM-12PM
Where: Greater Gresham area
Meet at Main City Park
219 S. Main Ave
Gresham, OR
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Adult Fun!
This free ride will leave at 10AM from the Main City Park parking lot in downtown Gresham. This moderately paced ride, led by the Portland Wheelmen Touring Club, will explore the area between the Gresham, Troutdale and Sandy River areas, as well as east Portland. Traveling around 15 mph for approximately 25 miles, the group will stop for refreshments along the route. The ride will return to the starting location a couple of hours later.

Monday May 21, 2012
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm

Neighborhood Board Meeting
When: Mon May 21, 2012 6:30PM
Date change
Where: (Contact for location)

Board meetings are scheduled for the 4th Monday each month 6:30PM
For more information please contact: info@wilkeseastna.org
Upcoming Meetings

  • Jun 25, 2012
  • Jul 23, 2012
  • Aug 27, 2012 (Anuual Meeting)
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