NEWS BRIEFS: Volunteer at Chastain Creek
Volunteers are needed to place mulch around hundreds of native trees and shrubs that were planted this past winter along Chastain Creek.
The work party is planned from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 20, at 2145 S.W. Towle Avenue.
The Chastain Creek Tree Care Volunteer event is hosted by the Friends of Trees. The event will help ensure the highest level of plant survival through the coming dry summer months. The Johnson Creek Watershed Council, East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District Metro and the city of Gresham are all supporting the event as well.
Volunteers are asked to arrive by 8:45 a.m. to be registered and assigned to a crew. Breakfast snacks and warm beverages will be provided.
Volunteers will be provided with gloves, tools and guidance. Volunteers are asked to come dressed for the weather and to wear sturdy, closed-toe-shoes.
For more information contact Jenny at 503-595-0213.
Free joint pain class offered
Adventist Health's Aspire Orthopedic Institute will hold a free class to help people learn how to ease the pain caused by achy joints, inflammation and arthritis.
The class will run from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1. The class will cover everything from the best low-impact exercises to reduce pain, to recommended changes in diet that can reduce inflammation around the joints. Experts will address treatment options, from pain management to joint replacement surgery. The class is led by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Christopher Estes in the Columbia Willamette Room at Adventist Medical Center, 10000 S.E. Main St. Visit AdventistHealth.org/NW or call 503-256-4000 for more information and to register for the class.