More News: Kirkpatrick gives free author talk, Adventist holds free AFib class.

COURTESY PHOTO - The ghost weasel of Gresham.

Explore Gresham's wild side at exhibit

Discover the wild neighbors that share Gresham's city spaces during a presentation from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Gresham Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave.

See photos and videos taken in Gresham by local photographer and biologist Caz Zyvatkauskas, including the first known picture of the "Ghost Weasel of Gresham." In addition, learn to answer questions like what does a beaver smell like, and how do lamprey build their nests.

The presentation is supported by the city of Gresham and the Johnson Creek Watershed Council. For questions, contact Katie Holzer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-618-2377.

Any businesses looking for great employees?

Business owners and managers are invited to a "job fair" to connect employers with good workers aged 16 to 21 who have intellectual disabilities. A consortium of seven school districts and the Multnomah Education Service District are looking for work experiences for these students that are inclusive and meaningful.

The experiences allow students to discover their skills, interests and preferences for potential future community employment. A business and student panel will discuss some successful work experiences. The event is from 9-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at MESD, 11611 N.E. Ainsworth Circle, Portland. RSVP Jodi Johnson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kirkpatrick gives free author talk

The Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation is hosting bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick in a free author chat at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Hogan Cedars Elementary School, 1770 S.E. Fleming Ave. Books will be available for purchase and Kirkpatrick will sign them.

Kirkpatrick will focus on her newest book, "All She Left Behind," about an Oregon frontier woman in the 1870s who longs to become a doctor.

Adventist holds free AFib class

Adventist Health Portland will hold a free panel discussion with Dr. Fawaz Alhumaid and Dr. Brian Moyers about atrial fibrillation (AFib), a condition that causes an irregular or quivering heartbeat that can indicate damage to the heart's "electrical" system. It can lead to blood clots, stroke and heart failure.

AFib is the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm, affecting more than 2.7 million Americans. The specialists will talk about AFib and take questions.

The class will be 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, Amphitheater C, Adventist Medical Center, 10123 S.E. Market St. For additional information and to register visit:

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