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Maggie Mae's offers holiday gift marketplace; registration opens for Lilac Run.

Fairview's holiday wonderland

The city of Fairview is celebrating the holidays with a community festival punctuated by the annual lighting of the city's Christmas Tree.

The tree lighting, featuring Santa Claus, is set for 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec 3, at Fairview Community Park, 21600 N.E. Park Lane. The evening includes free activities with crafts, holiday music, refreshments and more.

There will be a bilingual story time with fun singalongs and winter-themed crafts at the Fairview-Columbia Library, 1520 N.E. Village St., as well as refreshments, games and photo stations for kids at Fairview City Hall, 1300 N.E. Village St.

For more information, contact Devree Leymaster at 503-674-6224 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PMG FILE PHOTO - Registration is open for the Gresham Lilac Run. Gresham Lilac Run registration opens

Registration for the 2023 Gresham Lilac Run, presented by Unitus Community Credit Union, is open.

The race will take place Saturday, April 22, with a 5K, 10K and half marathon. All proceeds will go toward the Thimbleberry Collaborative Farm, so folks will be running for a good cause. Like in previous years, the race will begin and end at Main City Park, 219 S. Main Ave., with a course that largely cruises along the Springwater Corridor Trail.

Thimbleberry is a nonprofit organization dedicated to individual, community and environmental health in East Multnomah County with affordable organic produce, access to land, educational programs and community-led events. With funds from the run, Thimbleberry will provide opportunities for the students in the Gresham-Barlow School District.

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Gresham bookshop hosts holiday bazaar

A local kids' bookshop, which is in the midst of moving to a new location, is hosting a holiday wonderland every weekend from Nov. 25 to Dec. 18.

Maggie Mae's Weekend Wonderland will be held in its new space, 50 NW First St., the former Glass Butterfly location, where they will host eight local artists/vendors for a holiday pop-up marketplace.

The shops will be open from 5-8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Some of the confirmed vendors include Craft Emporium, Shop Novel Goods, Otter and Ink Designs, Frances Waddell Art and Fox & Fern.

"We are excited to be hosting this bazaar in our new space so our community can learn and shop from local vendors we love as well as take a peek at our new location before we officially move in," said Sho Roberts, Maggie Mae's Bookshop owner. "We hope this bazaar fills a need in Gresham and our surrounding community."

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