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COURTESY PHOTO: TIAGO MURARO FOR UNSPLASH.  - Expert David Troxel discussses caring for folks with dementia in two free webinars, communication techniques on April 14 and when it's time for memory care April 21. See listing for details.

Events

Dementia Care — 3 p.m. Wednesdays April 7, 14 and 21, online. Expert David Troxel discussses dementia and COVID-19 on April 7, communication techniques on April 14 and when it's time for memory care April 21. To register for the webinars visit: PrestigeCanHelp.com.

Attracting Pollinators — 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, online. Get tips on luring essential pollinators to your urban garden. East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District presents free workshop on how to grow your own food. For more information and to register, visit emswcd.org/workshops-and-events/upcoming-workshops/.

Free Metro Parking — Thursday, April 15, Oxbow Regional Park, 3010 S.E. Oxbow Parkway and Blue Lake Regional Park, 21224 N.E. Blue Lake Road.

My Father's House Fundraiser— 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday, April 17, online. Free online presentation by this transitional shelter and job training program for unhoused families. Visit bit.ly/39i8VXX to get the free tickets.

Centennial Neighborhood Cleanup — 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday April 24, meet at Parklane Reformed Church, 16001 S.E. Main St. Pick up litter to spruce up the area. Pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, visit SOLV web site: bit.ly/2PioxUz.

Bingo — 7 p.m. Thursdays, Gresham Elks Lodge No. 1805, 3330 N.E. Division St. Lodge opens at 4 p.m. Food will be available. Masks required and social distancing observed. For more information call 503-666-1805, Ext. 0.

Government

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 — 6:30 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.

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 — Meetings are suspended until further notice. Thanks for your patience. For more information, contact Ron McMahan at 503-512-8066.

Caregiver Support — 10:30-11:30 a.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 — 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 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.

Grief Support — Noon to 1 p.m. Mondays, via Zoom. Help with processing the death of a loved one. Hosted by Mt. Hood Hospice. Visit mthoodhospice.com to get link for meeting.

Pandemic Support — 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays, online. Help for those struggling with the pandemic, 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.

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, 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. Zoom info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Auxiliary meets at 11:30 a.m. third Wednesday of every month. Zoom info email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

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