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Read 'There There' and attend a library discussion, park free at Oxbow and Blue Lake and more

PMG FILE PHOTO - Celebrate Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 17, with free parking at Oxbow, Blue Lake and other Metro parks. See listing for details.

Events

Library Performance — 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, Rockwood Library, 17917 S.E. Stark St. Celebrate Black History month with a free performance. It includes interactive poetry, live music, visual art and more to prompt sharing experiences and discussion about community and growth.

Free Park Parking — Monday, Feb. 17 and Thursday, Feb. 20. Oxbow Regional Park, 3010 S.E. Oxbow Parkway, and Blue Lake Regional Park, 21224 N.E. Blue Lake Road. Free parking at these and other Metro parks.

Everybody Reads — The Multnomah County Library picked Tommy Orange's "There There" for Everybody Reads. Local branches holding discussions include: 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, the Rockwood Library, 17917 S.E. Stark St.; 6:30-7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, Fairview-Columbia Library, 1520 N.E. Village St.

Sandy Delta Planting Party — 9 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Feb. 23, Sandy River Delta Park, off exit 18 on Interstate-84. Plant native trees. Dress for the weather and closed toe shoes, bring water bottle. Training, snacks and gloves provided. For more information contact Samantha at 503-226-1565, ext. 245 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Donate books, CDs — 9 a.m to 3 p.m. Monday Feb. 24 through Wednesday, Feb. 26, St. Henry Catholic Church, 346 N.W. First St. Donate books, DVDs, CDs and other media to the parish for a used book sale to be held Saturday, Feb. 29, and Sunday, March 1.

History Pub — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 25, Blackberry Hall, Edgefield Resort, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. Kevin Gorman, executive director of Friends of the Columbia Gorge talks about the Gorge's history and how technology might help keep the Gorge pristine. All ages. Doors open 5 p.m. Free. Call 503-669-8610 for more information.

Citizenship Classes — 12:30-2 p.m. Sundays through March 22, Gresham Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave. Experts from Mission: Citizen will help people with the process of becoming a citizen in this free series of classes, which are taught in English. Prepare for the citizenship interview and study U.S. history and government for the exam. Registration not required. Call 503-988-5123 for more information.

Citizenship Classes — 12:15-3:15 p.m. Sundays through March 22, at the Rockwood Library, 17917 S.E. Stark St. Learn about the process of becoming a citizen in a free 12-session series of classes. Volunteers from SOAR Legal will help prepare folks for the citizenship interview and test. Registration is not necessary. For more information, call 503-577-9984.

Interfaith Vigil for Peace and Tolerance — 6:30-7:30 p.m. first Tuesday of each month, Gresham Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave. All are welcome. Sponsored by the Baha'i Faith of Gresham.

Community Taize Gathering — 6:30-7:15 p.m. first Sunday of each month, St. Luke the Physician Episcopal Church, 120 S.W. Towle Ave., Gresham. Fashioned after the ecumenical Taize services in France, gathering includes silence, songs, sacred words and stillness. All are welcome. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Club meetings

Mt. Hood Republican Women — 11:30 a.m. every second Wednesday, Elmer's Restaurant, 1590 N.E. Burnside Road. Join members for a discussion open to all. For more information, contact Clarice Moss at 503-658-5227 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mt. Hood Quilt Guild — 7 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, Mountainview Christian Church, 1890 N.E. Cleveland Ave., Gresham. The guild promotes the art and education of quiltmakers and quilting techniques, patterns and history. Visit mthoodquiltguild.org for more information.

American Legion Post 30 of Gresham — 7 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, Gresham Elks Lodge, 3330 N.E. Division St. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

VFW Gresham United Post No. 180 — 6:30 p.m. third Wednesday of each month, 219 N.W. First St., Gresham. Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month.

Rotary Club of Gresham — Noon Wednesdays, Gresham Elks Lodge, 3330 N.E. Division St., Gresham.

Rockwood Kiwanis Club — 12:10 p.m. Wednesdays, Abby's Pizza, 21255 S.E. Stark St., Gresham. Call 503-740-3541 for more information.

Rotary of the West Columbia Gorge — 7:30 a.m. Thursdays, Mt. Hood Room, McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale.

Gresham Breakfast Lions Club — 7 a.m. Thursdays, M&M Restaurant and Lounge, 137 N. Main Ave. For details, call Tom Slyter at 503-358-1313.

Soroptimist International of Gresham — noon, second, third and fourth Thursday of each month, Gresham Elks Lodge, 3330 N.E. Division St.

Sandy Chapter, NW Steelheaders — 7-9 p.m. first Wednesday of each month, Sam Cox Building, Glenn Otto Community Park, 1102 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. Guests welcome. For more information, call Steve Rothenbucher at 503-257-0039.

Kiwanis Club of Damascus-Happy Valley — 7-8 a.m. Wednesdays, Pub 212 and Restaurant, 20400 S.E. Highway 212, Damascus.

Kiwanis Club of the Columbia Gorge, Troutdale/Corbett — 6 p.m. first Thursday of each month, Sam Cox Building, Glenn Otto Community Park, 1102 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. Visit columbiagorgekiwanis.org for more information.

Country Cut-Ups Square Dance Club — 7-10:30 p.m. first, fourth and fifth Saturday nights, 13987 S.E. Richey Road, Boring. Dance classes are held from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays. First class is free, $5 per person after that. For details, call Marc at 503-502-8478.

Prime Timers Dining Club — 6 p.m. first Wednesday of each month. Singles age 50 and older are invited to enjoy dinner and start new friendships at the Prime Timers' monthly meeting. Visit PrimeTimersDiningClub.com or call Pat at 503-936-5861 for more information.

Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) — Gresham Chapter 0983, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Clear Creek Church, 4100 S.E. 182 Ave. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. For more information, call Nancy at 503-761-1566.

Taking Off Pounts Sensibly (TOPS) Fridays — 7:30-9 a.m. Fridays, Fairlawn Community Center, 3457 N. E. Division St. Everyone welcome.

Government

City Charter Review — 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, Conference Center, Gresham City Hall, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway. Every eight years the city reviews and updates its charter. For more information and to view the current City Charter visit greshamoregon.gov/City-Charter/.

Centennial School Board — 7 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, District Office, 18135 S.E. Brooklyn St.

Fairview City Council — 7-9 p.m. first Wednesday; 7-9 p.m. third Wednesday; Fairview City Hall Council Chambers, 1300 N.E. Village St.

Gresham-Barlow School Board — 7 p.m. typically every first Thursday, Council Chambers, Public Safety and Schools Building, 1331 N.W. Eastman Parkway.

Gresham City Council — 6-8 p.m. first Tuesday; 3-5 p.m. third Tuesday; Gresham City Hall Council Chambers, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway.

Mt. Hood Community College Board of Education — 6:30 p.m. third Wednesday, dates sometimes vary, Board Room, MHCC, 26000 S.E. Stark St.

Troutdale City Council — 7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday, Kellogg Room, Police Community Center Building, 234 S.W. Kendall Court.

Reynolds School Board — 7 p.m. fourth Wednesday, most meetings in the Multipurpose Room at Reynolds High School, 1698 S.W. Cherry Park Road. March meeting at Reynolds Middle School, 1200 N.E. 201st Ave., Fairview.

Wood Village City Council — 6 p.m. second Tuesday generally; Wood Village City Hall Council Chambers, 23335 N.E. Halsey St.

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