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Celebrate women's suffrage, volunteer for the census, support music for kiddos and more

COURTESY PHOTO: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS. PHOTO PUBLISHED IN THE TIMES-DISPATCH: RICHMOND, VA., FEBRUARY 28, 1915, P. 10. FROM THE ADÈLE GOODMAN CLARK PAPERS, SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND ARCHIVES, VCU LIBRARIES. - Celebrate 100 years of women getting the vote at an event at the Gresham Library.

Celebrate 100 years of women voting

A Gresham event is planned to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote.

Hosted by the American Association of University Women Gresham Area Branch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Gresham Public Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave., the day will be filled by a multi-event program.

There will be a parade in period costumes, short skits, displays, light refreshments and more. The event is free for all to attend.

Library calls for census volunteers

The Multnomah County Library is looking for volunteers to help library patrons complete the 2020 census online. The once-per-decade count determines where federal services and dollars go and how many representatives a community gets in Congress.

Volunteers will answer questions and help folks fill out the form. The library is especially looking for bilingual volunteers in the following languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian, Somali and Arabic. There will be a 90-minute training, then a one or two-hour shift per week or every other week in April and May.

Volunteers are needed at the Fairview-Columbia, Gresham, Rockwood and Troutdale Libraries.

For more information visit multcolib.org.

Hunter education courses offered

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering hunter education classes throughout the state including two dates in East Multnomah County. The cost is $10. Hunters under 18 years old must take a class and classes are recommended for all new hunters.

The first class is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Portland Gun Club, 4711 S.E. 174th Ave. Students in this field day class must complete an online course or workbook and bring proof of completion. Field Day instruction includes a review of course topics, Oregon hunting regulations, ethics, conservation, firearm safety field exercises, a live-fire exercise and a 60 question written exam

The second class is from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at the same location.

Support kids' music

Michael Allen Harrison and Julianne Johnson will perform at a fundraiser for the Gresham Salvation Army's children's music program on Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Salvation Army's Gresham complex at 473 S.E. 194th Ave. Doors open at 5 p.m. for a silent auction, hors d'oeuvres will be served starting at 5:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $25 per person. For tickets call 503-661-8972, Ext. 414 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Tickets will also be available at the door, but seating is limited.

Local arts groups receive grants

Two East County theater groups each received a $1,494 grant from The Oregon Arts Commission designed to provide operating support for arts organizations statewide.

Eastside Theater Company in Gresham, and World Stage Theatre in Troutdale both got the grants.

The grants are directed at arts groups with budgets less than $150,000 and have held nonprofit status for at least two years. They must provide ongoing, sustained artistic programming and outreach programs.

City charter under review

Every eight years, the city of Gresham reviews the City's Charter, which is essentially the city's "constitution." It is the framework for how the Gresham city government operates.

A committee will be hosting a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at the Gresham City Hall conference center, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway. Community participation in this meeting will provide guidance for the committee as it goes through the review process. For more information on the project and to access the current City Charter visit: greshamoregon.gov/City-Charter/.


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