Learn about baseball and hit a homerun
Join your favorite Gresham GreyWolves players, from the local collegiate summer baseball team, for a free clinic filled with treats and fun events.
Play Ball Gresham will run from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at Main City Park, 219 S. Main Ave. No matter how experienced you are, all school-aged children are welcome to participate in the free clinic. Food and fun bags will be provided to all registered participants.
The day will end with a whiffle ball game alongside Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis.
To register, visit https://greshamoregon.gov/Play-Ball-Gresham/ by Friday, June 15.
Pitch in for library summer reading
Multnomah County Library is recruiting teen and adult volunteers for its annual summer reading program.
Summer Reading volunteers register students for the reading "game," award prizes and talk with them about the books they have read. Volunteers may also help with events, record keeping and more. They do not read to children, check out books to patrons or shelve books.
Volunteers must be in sixth grade or older in the fall, available to work two-hour weekly shifts for eight or nine weeks and have legible handwriting.
For more information or an application, visit: multcolib.org/volunteer/volunteer-summer-reading-team.
Dexter McCarty choir wins festival
The 21-member Dexter McCarty Middle School Jazz Choir took first place in the middle school category at the recent Clackamas Community College Music Festival.
The Gresham-Barlow School Board honored the group at its May board meeting.
MHCC gets $75K grant
Mt. Hood Community College received a $75,000 grant through the Gateway to College National Network to implement PDX Bridge — a local program focused on connecting East Multnomah County juvenile justice, foster and homeless youth to higher education opportunities. The two-year grant was funded by the Meyer Memorial Trust.
PDX Bridge provides students from vulnerable populations with a "bridge" from high school through the completion of their first year of college. Students can access peer mentorship and college readiness/dual-enrollment classes, college success coaching at MHCC and summer internship opportunities.
According to Children First of Oregon's 2015 report, there are 3,066 children in foster care, 5,798 homeless children, and 3,366 adjudicated youth in the Portland area. Nationally, only 10 percent of foster youth enroll in post-secondary education and only 3 percent obtain a post-secondary credential, compared to 40 percent of their peers.
Free coding camp scheduled for June
MetroEast Community Media is offering a free camp designed to "unlock the magic of coding for Rockwood youth via their passion for video games."
Tinker Bell storytime planned for library
Tinker Bell tells her story featuring Captain Hook, Peter Pan, the Lost Boys and their adventures in Neverland in a free storytime from 3-3:45 p.m. Friday, May 25, at the Troutdale Library, 2451 S.W. Cherry Park Road.
A costumed princess from Dragon Theater will give an interactive storytime, featuring props and sets.
Call 503-988-5123 for more information.
Shrinky Dink magnet making at library
Children can come to the Troutdale Library and design their own mini-Shrinky Dink magnet in a free craft session from 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30.
Artist Alex Chiu will lead the session at 2451 S.W. Cherry Park Road. Call 503-988-5123 for more information.
Make animal ear headband
Artists from Frickencute will lead youngsters in making an animal ear headband. Budding artists will be cutting out felt ears to glue or sew together and then attaching them to a headband.
Children can create a cat, mouse, bear, rabbit or fox headband in the free workshop from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Troutdale Library, 2451 S.W. Cherry Park Road.
Call 503-988-5123 for more information.
MHCC students make Oregon academic team
Mt. Hood Community College students and Rho Theta honor society officers Charity Williams and Barbra Archibeque were named to this year's All-State Community College Academic Team for Oregon.
Part of a national program organized in 38 participating states, the All-State recognition celebrates the academic excellence, leadership, and service work of top students from two-year colleges.
Archibeque will earn her associate degree in pre-medicine this spring and plans to transfer to National University of Natural Medicine.
Williams, graduating this spring from MHCC's Early Childhood Education program, plans to transfer to Portland State University to earn a bachelor's degree from the Child, Youth and Family Studies program there.
Reynolds plans 60th reunion for August
Reynolds historic first graduating class, the class of 1958, will celebrate its 60th reunion at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 19, at Heidi's Restaurant, 1230 N.E. Cleveland Ave., Gresham.
There is no charge. Folks will order off the menu. The reunion committee will show a video made for the 40th reunion.
The date was selected to fall right before the Reynolds School District opening of the new Wilkes, Fairview and Troutdale elementary schools, since most of the 1958 grads attended those schools.