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Join a discussion about the 1964 Christmas flood; learn to reduce household waste at a library event and more civic happenings

COURTESY PHOTO: CLAUDIA WOLFF FOR UNSPLASH - Come to the reduce waste event at the Grreshm Library on Saturday, Jan. 18, and swap books, clothing, holiday decor. Learn to make your own cleaning products and more. See the listing for details.

Events

Reduce Your Waste Festival — 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, Gresham Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave. Join the city of Gresham and Green Minded Gresham to reduce waste and reuse things. Events include clothing, book and holiday decor swap; make your own green cleaner and recycled art; learn how to save money with food waste prevention and reduce waste with easy, at-home ideas. For more information, contact Shaunna Sutcliffe at 503-618-2694 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Citizenship Classes — 12:30-2 p.m. Sundays from Jan. 19 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.

1964 Flood Discussion — 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, Sam Cox Building, Glenn Otto Community Park, 1102 E. Historic Columbia River Highway. The Troutdale Historical Society invites people who experienced the Christmas flood of 1964 to come and give their account of the event. The group wants to record the memories of witnesses for their files. The 1964 flood reshaped the Sandy Riverbank. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Free Park Parking — Monday, Jan. 20, 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.

American Association of University Women — 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, Heidi's Restaurant, 1230 N.E. Cleveland Ave. Annual luncheon meeting featuring speaker Aaron Smith, an estate planning and elder law attorney. RSVP to Martha Manske at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-666-4220 by Tues. Jan 21.

Climate Change Convo — 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, Columbia Grange 267, 37493 N.E. Grange Hall Road, Corbett. Portland State University instructor David Osborn will lead a discussion on climate change. Admission is $5. This Conversation Project event is presented by Oregon Humanities. Snacks provided. 

Everybody Reads — The Multnomah County Library has picked Tommy Orange's "There There" for Everybody Reads. Local branches holding discussions include: 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Gresham Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave.; 6:30-7:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the Troutdale Library 2451 S.W. Cherry Park Road; 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.

Citizenship Classes — 12:15 to 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 except January, which will be the second Wednesday. 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.

Support Groups

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group — 1-2:30 p.m. second Thursday and fourth Wednesday of each month, Primrose Room, Gresham Senior Center, 600 N.E. Eighth St.

Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregiver's Support — 1-2:30 p.m. fourth Wednesday of each month, Trinity Lutheran Church, 507 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham. For more information, contact Jeanette Vice at 503-666-4305.

Better Breathers Club — 2 p.m. fourth Monday of each month, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, 24800 S.E. Stark St. Support group for people with lung issues. For more information, contact Ron McMahan at 503-512-8066.

Citizens United to Rehabilitate Errants (CURE) — 6:30 p.m. first Monday of each month. Abundant Life Church, 17241 S.E. Hemrich Road, Damascus. Leave a message for Will at 503-757-7762 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Clutterers Anonymous Meeting — 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Gethesemane Lutheran Church, 11560 S.E. Market St., Portland. A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope to solve common problems of cluttering, hoarding and procrastination. Call 503-544-2146 or 503-674-8893 for more information.

PACT — 7-8:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday of each month, First Baptist Church, 224 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham. Parents of Addicted Children Together is a support group for families dealing with addiction. For more information, call Gary Swoboda at 503-810-1441.

Grief Support — Trinity Lutheran Church, 507 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham. Sponsored by Mt. Hood Hospice. No charge, but registration is required. For more information, call Hayley Cron at 503-668-5545.

Low Vision Support Group — 1-2 p.m. first Tuesday of each month, Gresham Senior Center, Primrose Room, 600 N.E. Eighth St. For more information, call Cyndy Smith at 503-721-6771.

Overeaters Anonymous — 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, St. Henry Catholic Church Parish Hall, Room 7, 346 N.E. First St., Gresham. For more information, call Margie at 253-222-5654.

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.

Government

Rural Fire District No. 10 — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, Station 76, 30300 S.E Dodge Park Blvd. Board of directors meeting.

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.

To have your meeting or event listed on the community calendar, send information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least two weeks before the event takes place.


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