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Volunteer! Gateway Green Park Planting Event: Sat, Jan 11, 2020 8:45AM-1PM

01/11/2020 - 8:45am
01/11/2020 - 1:00pm
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Volunteer! Gateway Green Park Planting Event: Sat, Jan 11, 2020 8:45AM-1PM. Info here!

Join Your Neighbors

When: Sat Jan 11 2020 8:45AM-1PM
Where: Gateway Green Park
Gateway Transit Center
1249 NE 99th Ave
Portland, OR
(I-205 Multi Use Path north to the park)
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(No access from I-205. Park is only accessible by bike or foot traffic)

Volunteers Needed!
Your help is needed at this work party where we will be removing weedy introduced plants and planting native trees and shrubs at the newly developed Gateway Green! Gateway Green offers 25 acres of bike adventure fun. Opening in 2017 and offering a variety of bike trail options, we are excited to be part of the multi-partner efforts to help revegetate the forested slope that borders the eastern edge of this area.

Please arrive by 8:45am to sign-in and enjoy some breakfast treats and coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. The planting starts at 9:00am. We provide gloves, tools, and planting guidance -- all you need to do is show up dressed for the weather wearing sturdy shoes or boots, and be ready to have fun!

Please note: this park is only accessible via the I-205 Multi-Use Path. There is an approximately 10 - 15 minute walk from the Gateway Transit Center. Volunteers are encouraged to bike to the planting or take public transportation to the transit center and walk from there. Thank you for supporting an alternative approach to arriving at this community event!

Under age 18? A signed youth waiver is required for you to volunteer: www.friendsoftrees.org/youthwaiver. We ask that youth 15 years and younger are accompanied by an adult.

This event is in partnership with Friends of Gateway Green and Portland Parks & Recreation with support from REI.

More Info
Please contact Jenny, Pablo, and Carey at (503) 595-0213 or email volunteer@friendsoftrees.org if you have questions or need any further information. We look forward to seeing you out there!

Sunday Futsal 2020: Sun, Jan 12, 2020 5PM-7PM

01/12/2020 - 5:00pm
01/12/2020 - 7:00pm
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Sunday Futsal 2020: Sun, Jan 12, 2020 5PM-7PM. Let's Kick Ball! Info here!

Let's Kick Ball!

When: Sun, Jan 12, 2020 5PM-7PM
Where: Friends of the Children Gym
424 NE 172nd Ave.
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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.

Volunteer! MLK Day Planting Event, Nadaka Nature Park & Garden: Mon, Jan 20, 2020 8:45AM-1PM

01/20/2020 - 8:45am
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Volunteer! MLK Day Planting Event, Nadaka Nature Park & Garden: Mon, Jan 20, 2020 8:45AM-1PM. Info here!

Join Your Neighbors

When: Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:45AM-1PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park & Garden
17615 NE Glisan St
Gresham, OR
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MLK Day of Service
Join this special event on a Monday to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's legacy of service and justice by planting trees! We are excited to be hosting this work party where we will be removing weedy introduced and planting native trees and shrubs at Nadaka Nature Park. Nadaka Park is a 12 acre park that serves the diverse residents of East County with a community garden, natural play area, and picnic shelter, providing important access to nature.
Please arrive by 8:45am to sign-in and enjoy some breakfast treats and coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. The planting starts at 9:00am. We provide gloves, tools, and planting guidance -- all you need to do is show up dressed for the weather wearing sturdy shoes or boots, and be ready to have fun!

Under age 18? A signed youth waiver is required for youth to volunteer: www.friendsoftrees.org/youthwaiver. We ask that youth 15 years and younger are accompanied by an adult.

This event is in partnership with Friends of Nadaka Nature Park and with support from the Nature Conservancy and the Boeing Company.

More Info
Please contact Jenny, Pablo, and Carey at (503) 595-0213 or email volunteer@friendsoftrees.org if you have questions or need any further information. We look forward to seeing you out there!

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

12/22/2019 - 5:00pm
12/22/2019 - 7:00pm
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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.

Volunteer! Friends of Trees, Nadaka Nature Park Work Party: Sat Nov 23, 2019 9AM-1PM

11/23/2019 - 9:00am
11/23/2019 - 10:00pm
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Volunteer! Friends of Trees, Nadaka Nature Park Work Party: Sat Nov 23, 2019 9AM-1PM. Gloves, tools and refreshment provided. 176th & NE Glisan, Gresham. Info here!

Volunteers Needed!

When: Sat Nov 23, 2019 9AM-1PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park & Gardens
(Meet at Picnic Shelter)
17615 NE Glisan St
Gresham Or 97230
Get Map!

Join Your Neighbors!
We are teaming up with Friends of Trees to so some major habitat restoration work at Nadaka!

We need help removing invasive weeds and planting hundreds of young native trees and shrubs throughout the park. Please arrive by 8:45am to sign-in and enjoy some breakfast treats and coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.

We provide gloves, tools, and planting guidance. Please dress for the weather!

See ya there!

City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Pearl District to Pittock Mansion Walk: Tue, Nov 26, 2019 9AM-5PM

11/26/2019 - 9:00am
11/26/2019 - 5:00pm
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City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Pearl District to Pittock Mansion Walk: Tue, Nov 26, 2019 9AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking! Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Tue, Nov 26, 2019 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Distance: 5 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Elevation gain: 800 feet
  • Trail conditions: Sidewalks, paths and staircases; some steep uphill and downhill walking
  • Round-trip travel: TriMet MAX and street car
  • Suggested donation per rider: TriMet fare required

We will take MAX from Gresham City Hall to downtown Portland, where we will transfer to the northbound streetcar to the Pearl District where the walk begins. After walking through the Pearl District, we walk uphill on Summit Avenue to climb a 160-step staircase followed by a 131-step staircase. Continuing uphill we will enter the Pittock estate and spend some time wandering the mansion grounds enjoying views of downtown Portland, the Willamette and Columbia rivers and Cascade peaks, if the weather is cooperative. We will stop for lunch at a local restaurant on the way back.

Bring snacks and water. Sturdy walking/hiking shoes are recommended.

Please purchase MAX fare before meeting at Gresham City Hall.

For more information about this hike please contact Linda Mathews at 503-766-9443.

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

City of Gresham Sat Night Basketball 2019: Sat, Nov 30, 2019 8PM-12AM

11/30/2019 - 8:00pm
12/01/2019 - 12:00am
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City of Gresham Sat Night Basketball 2019: Sat, Nov 30, 2019 8PM-12 am. Let's Hoop It Up! Info here!

Let's Hoop It Up!

When: Sat, Nov 30, 2019 8PM-12 am
Where: Friends of the Children
424 NE 172nd Ave.
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Middle school and high school youth can attend free basketball practice, skill building and game play on Saturday nights at Friends of the Children at 424 NE 172nd Ave.

  • Open to boys and girls in grades 6-12
  • Learn new skills, make new friends, play basketball.
  • Adult supervision and mentorship provided by the Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC).
  • Sponsored by the City of Gresham.

Schedule

  • 8:00 - 10:00 pm for grades 6-8
  • 10:00 pm - 12:00 am for grades 9-12

Registration form

For more information, visit our basketball page or contact Coach Michael Magnum at 503-975-2929.

Spirit of Christmas 2019: Sat, Nov 30, 2019 5PM-6:30PM

11/30/2019 - 5:00pm
11/30/2019 - 6:30pm
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Spirit of Christmas 2019: Sat, Nov 30, 2019 5PM-6:30PM. Come and Join the Fun! Info here!

Come and Join the Fun!

When: Sat, Nov 30, 2019 5PM-6:30PM
Where: Arts Plaza
401 NE Second St.
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The 28th Annual Spirit of Christmas tree lighting â one of the communityâs most popular events â rings in Greshamâs holiday season with a family-friendly program that includes music, photos with Santa, refreshments and the lighting of the 60-foot Ponderosa pine on the Arts Plaza.

Watch for fun activities beforehand in Historic Downtown in the afternoon leading up to the tree lighting festivities on the Arts Plaza.

For more information, contact Sasha Konell at Sasha.Konell@GreshamOregon.gov.

Read more about the Spirit of Christmas event.

Free! Ten Toe Express Walk - Kelly Point Park and the Rivergate Trail: Sat Sep 14, 2019 9AM-11AM

09/14/2019 - 9:00am
09/14/2019 - 11:00am
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2019 Ten Toe Express. 16 Neighborhood Walks throughout inner-city Portland. FREE! Thursdays @ 6PM ~ Saturdays @ 9AM. Join the fun. Info Here!

Kelly Point Park and the Rivergate Trail

When: Sat Sep 05, 2019 9AM-11AM
Meet:  Northernmost parking lot
inside Kelly Point Park
N Lombard and Marine Drive
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Cost: Free!

Kelly Point Park and the Rivergate Trail 
Thursday August 22  – 6 PM
Saturday September 14  – 9 AM
Meet:  Northernmost parking lot inside Kelly Point Park, N Lombard and Marine Drive
2.0 hours
3.5 miles or 7,000 steps
Visit the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette rivers and walk among the tall black cottonwoods to the Rivergate Trail and back.
Note: Relatively flat with paved and unpaved trails

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)

Volunteers Needed. Nadaka Nature Park, SOLVE Clean-Up: Sat Sep 21, 2019 9AM-12PM

09/21/2019 - 9:00am
09/21/2019 - 12:00pm
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Volunteers Needed. Nadaka Nature Park, SOLVE Clean-Up: Sat Sep 21, 2019 9AM-12PM. Tools, gloves, coffee, and snacks will be provided. Sign-up here!

Come Lend A Hand!

When: Sat Sep 21, 2019 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park & Garden
(Meet at picnic shelter)
17615 NE Glisan St
Portland OR
Get Map!

Join Friends of Nadaka, SOLVE, and your neighbors in restoring a healthy habitat at Nadaka! We will be picking up litter and removing invasive plants. Tools, gloves, coffee, and snacks will be provided.

Register online at HERE!

More Info
Contact 503-956-8558 or email info@friendsofnadaka.org

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