NEWS BRIEFS: Register for Columbia River Gorge talk
Meet author Laura O. Foster and learn about the history of the Columbia River Gorge in a free talk from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at the Gresham Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave. The author of "Columbia Gorge Getaways" will also share travel options for no or low-cost adventures, in the water, on the trails, in the towns and in the museums and historic neighborhoods. Registration is required. Call 503-988-5123 for more information.
Thinking of going solar?
Learn why solar is a smart choice for Oregon homes and businesses at a free workshop from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, July 17, at the Troutdale Library, 2451 S.W. Cherry Park Road. Nonprofit group Solar Oregon will discuss how solar works in Oregon's climate and what solar technologies are available and how they fit into your overall energy use. You can learn how to assess your site for solar energy and how financial incentives and tax credits can cover up to 80 percent of the cost. Solar Oregon will discuss ownership, leasing, power purchase and financing options. Registration is required. Call 503-988-5123 for more information.
Forest Grove welcomes car enthusiasts
See a variety of classic and sports cars at the 45th-annual Forest Grove Concours d'Elegance car show from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 16, on the campus of Pacific University, 2043 College Way.
The car show, hosted by the Forest Grove Rotary Club, is honoring 100 years of Lincoln Motors cars and will feature pre- and post-war Lincoln vehicles and other classes of automobiles. Tickets are available at the gate for $7-$20, or they can be purchased in advance for $5-$17. Call 503-357-2300 or email forestgroveconcours.org for more information.
Enjoy coffee with a cop
Sit down with officers from the Gresham Police Department and enjoy some caffeine during Coffee with a Cop from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 13, at Boyd's Coffee Shop, 19730 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
The event offers a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the police department's work in Gresham's neighborhoods. Engaging with the public is a priority for the department, and want to address any concerns while seeking collaborative ways to address them.
The officers participating at Coffee with a Cop events are volunteering and not on duty.
Learn about naturescaping for pollinators
Join Gresham resident and native bee expert Celeste Ets-Hokin for a fun and free informative talk about choosing plants to support pollinators at your home.
The event will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at Main City Park, 219 S. Main Ave.
Finance and Budget Committee seeks members
The city of Gresham's Finance and Budget Committee is recruiting two people to fill current vacancies.
Appointees serve three-year terms and meet about once a month, and all applicants must be Gresham residents.
The duties of the committee members include representing citizens on the annual budget review process, alongside Gresham City Council, and providing recommendations and updates to city investment and financial policies and budget adjustments.
Some of the current members have backgrounds as financial advisors, auditors, small business owners, real estate and development, banking, government and management.
To apply for the vacancy, or for more information, visit www.greshamoregon.gov/Finance-Committee/.