Gresham Lions host bowl-a-thon

Bowlers of all abilities 18 and older are invited to the Gresham Lions Club’s annual bowl-a-thon beginning at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Mt. Hood Lanes, 2311 E. Powell Blvd., Gresham.

Bowlers have the option of a 11:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. tournament time, with advance registration.

The event will feature prizes, raffles and a 50-50 drawing. All proceeds will benefit vision and hearing-impaired individuals, along with others in need in East County.

For information about registration and sponsorship, call 503-349-5986.

Alternative medical clinic holds open house

Mt. Hood Natural Health, an alternative medical clinic that opened in March, will host an open house to celebrate the clinic and its patients from 4-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at 22400 S.E. Stark St., Suite 105, Gresham.

Tour the clinic, meet the practitioners, receive free demos and general advice, and enjoy refreshments.

The clinic offers acupuncture, chiropractic care, massage, naturopathic primary care and midwifery.

For information, call 503-907-0099 or visit

Gresham transportation improvements continue

The Second and Third Street intersections of Northeast Hood Avenue reopened Friday after a two-week closure for sewer construction.

Transportation improvements by the city of Gresham on Northeast Hood Avenue will continue through October with the installation of new sidewalks, enhanced street lighting and landscaping.

Funded by a grant that upgrades Hood Avenue sidewalks and streetscapes between Powell Boulevard and Division Street, the improvements will mirror the sidewalks and landscaping in front of Gresham’s Center for the Arts Plaza, 39 N.E. Kelly Ave.

For information, visit

First Friday in Troutdale will feature a booksigning

Two years ago, Julie Stewart, a retired teacher and Gresham resident, had an opportunity through the Troutdale Historical Society and Arcadia Publishing to publish a pictorial history book.

Then the new volunteer photo curator, she took on the project as a way to learn Troutdale’s history and acquaint herself with the society’s photo collection.

Stewart will sign copies of “Images of America: Troutdale” from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, in the Troutdale Rail Depot Museum, 473 E. Historic Columbia River Highway.

The book, with 200 vintage photos, costs $21.99 and touches on the county poor farm that became McMenamins Edgefield, along with fierce ice storms and floods and the Historic Columbia River Highway.

Stewart describes Troutdale as “a feisty little town that retains the can-do attitude of its ancestors.”

Chamber presents ‘Fall Foliage Studio Tour’

The West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce will hold a free, self-guided event, “Fall Foliage Studio Tour,” from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13-21 at 1515 N.E. Village St., Fairview.

View the artists’ work during gallery hours and mingle with the artists during a gala opening at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, featuring hors d’oeuvres and wine.

At the gala, guests may bid on their favorite leaf-themed art pieces and cast votes for the people’s choice award. They also may plan routes to tour artists’ studios from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 and Sunday, Oct. 21.

The exhibit will close at 6 p.m. Oct. 21 with a “cast party.”

For information, visit or call Marcia Chiaudano at 503-669-7473.

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