Meetings and events in the Gresham area
Tax help — Noon to 5 p.m. every Wednesday until April 15, Gresham Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave. Free individualized tax preparation assistance will be provided by trained AARP volunteers. Please bring photo identification, documented proof of Social Security number and last year's return, as well as any current tax documents. Sign up for an appointment at Gresham Library or call 503-988-5123.
Everybody Reads — The Multnomah County Library picked Tommy Orange's "There, There" for its Everybody Reads program. Local branches holding discussions include: 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, the Rockwood Library, 17917 S.E. Stark St.; and 6:30-7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, Fairview-Columbia Library, 1520 N.E. Village St.
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 at 5 p.m. Free. Call 503-669-8610 for more information.
Estate sale- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 26 and Thursday Feb 27 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, The Village Retirement Center, 4501 W. Powell Blvd., Apt. 31. Proceeds go to the Village Foundation. Patio, kitchen items and bedroom, living room and dining room furniture and more.
Centennial apartments meeting — 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday March 3, Rosewood Initiative, 16126 S.E. Stark St. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare is planning a 71-unit complex of affordable apartments at 164th Avenue and Powell Boulevard. Learn about the plans for Centennial Place Apartments and get questions answered.
Power of the Pen — 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, Courtyard Fountains, 1545 S.E. 223rd Ave. Michelle Lynae, author of the children's book "How's Your Heart Today?" will discuss her book about feelings. Call 503-667-4500 to RSVP or for more information.
Aromatherapy workshop — 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 7, Gresham Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave. Experts from Yiwen Yoga will lead a free workshop on aromatherapy. The class is for adults and registration is required. Call 503-988-5123 for more information.
Free Park Parking — Thursday, March 19, 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.
Citizenship classes — 12:30 to 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 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 to 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.
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.
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 Thursdays of each month, Gresham Elks Lodge, 3330 N.E. Division St.
Sandy Chapter, NW Steelheaders — 7 to 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 to 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 to 10:30 p.m. first, fourth and fifth Saturday nights, 13987 S.E. Richey Road, Boring. Dance classes are held from 7:30 to 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.
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group — 1 to 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 to 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.
Clutterers Anonymous Meeting — 5:30 to 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 to 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 to 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 to 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.
Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Fridays — 7:30 to 9 a.m. Fridays, Fairlawn Community Center, 3457 N. E. Division St. Everyone welcome.
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 to 9 p.m. first Wednesday and 7 to 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 to 8 p.m. first Tuesday; 3 to 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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