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Events

Coalition of Gresham Nieghborhood Associations — 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. Gresham City Hall, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway. Monthly meeting. For more information about the Coalition of Gresham Neighborhood Associations, contact Carol Rulla, Coalition President, at 503-663-1466 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alzheimers Communication — 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, March 12, Mt. Hood Adult Day Center, 376 N.E. 219th Ave. People with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias often lose the ability to use words and families need new ways to connect. This free workshop will teach strategies to help you communicate at each stage of the disease. To learn more or register, call 1-800-272-3900.

Sandy Delta Planting Party — 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 14, 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 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wild Gresham — 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 14, Gresham Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave. Join the city's natural resources team and learn about the wild animals that call Gresham home at this free family-friendly event. There will be hands-on activities and a presentation of photos and videos of animals in Gresham. For more information, contact Katie Holzer at 503-618-2377.

Wildlife Workshop — 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 16, Columbia Grange Hall, 37493 N.E. Grange Hall Road, Corbett. Learn how to attract wildlife to your property in free workshop led by Jon Wagner rural conservaton specialist from East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District. Register at emswcd.org/wildlifews or call 503-935-5376 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.

Tax Talk — 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, March 19, Columbia Grange Hall, 37493 N.E. Grange Hall Road, Corbett. Oregon Humanities Conversaton at the Grange features Mary Nolan leading a discussion about what makes a good tax. Admission is $5 per conversation, nobody turned away for lack of funds.

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.

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. March 11 will be a candidates forum and discussion of ballot measures. 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, at the VFW post, 219 N.W. First 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.

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.

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

Government

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.

Fire District 10 — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, Station 76, 30300 S.E. Dodge Park Blvd., Gresham. Meeting of the Board of Directors of Multnomah County RFPD No. 10.

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.

NEMCCA Safety and Information Meeting — 9:30 a.m. first Wednesday, Corbett Fire Hall, 36930 E. Historic Columbia River Highway.

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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