Events abound in East County
Urban Weeds — 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday March 6, online. East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District presents free workshop on taming weeds in your garden. For more information and to register, visit: emswcd.org/workshops-and-events/upcoming-workshops/.
Chamber Coffee Chat — 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, online. The West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce will host Wood Village City Manager, Greg Dirks. March 17, Nolan Young from Fairview. For link, visit westcolumbiagorgechamber.com.
What is Democracy? — 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, online. Multnomah County Library hosts an exploration of democracy presented by founder of Civics for Adults. Registration required. Visit: bit.ly/3aXeixc for more information and to register.
Spring Pruning — 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 13, 219 S. Main St. at the Resource Center for the Japanese Garden and Greenhouse. Free. Garden director shares tips on pruning in spring. For more information visit: greshamjapanese garden.com/happenings.
Free Metro Parking — Thursday, March 18, Oxbow Regional Park, 3010 S.E. Oxbow Parkway and Blue Lake Regional Park, 21224 N.E. Blue Lake Road.
Most of these government meetings are being held online. Please visit the groups' web page for links to the online meeting and instructions if you want to comment.
Centennial School Board — 7 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, District Office, 18135 S.E. Brooklyn St.
East County Issues Forum — 3-5 p.m. first Thursday every month, Gresham City Hall, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway.
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 — 10 a.m. first and third Tuesdays via Zoom. Visit greshamoregon.gov for instructions on how to give testimony or view meetings.
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.
Wood Village City Council — 6 p.m. second Tuesday generally; Wood Village City Hall Council Chambers, 23335 N.E. Halsey St.
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 — Meetings are suspended until further notice. Thanks for your patience. For more information, contact Ron McMahan at 503-512-8066.
Caregiver Support — 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Connect with others caring for loved ones. Hosted by Mt. Hood Hospice. Visit mthoodhospice.com to get link for meeting.
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.
Complicated Circumstances and Grief — 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, via Zoom. Support for grieving when there were challenging relationship dynamics, abuse or other special circumstances.Hosted by Mt. Hood Hospice. Visit mthoodhospice.com to get link for meeting.
Living with Grief — 2-3:30 p.m. Mondays, via Zoom. Help with processing the death of a loved one. No group Feb. 15. Hosted by Mt. Hood Hospice. Visit mthoodhospice.com to get link for meeting.
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.
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.
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 for new beginners start once a year in September and classes are $5 per class. For details, call Robert at 503-791-7779.
West Columbia Gorge Chamber — 8 a.m. Wednesday mornings. Different speaker weekly. Link to the virtual gathering is available on the group's web page at westcolumbiagorgechamber.com
Many club meetings, support groups and government meetings have been canceled, postponed or are being held virtually because of restrictions over the spread of the novel coronavirus. Please check with the organization to see what arrangements have been made for your group.
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