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Troutdale tree lighting set for Friday

Residents in Troutdale will usher in the holidays beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, with performances by the Reynolds High School Expressions singers and the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

The event coincides with Troutdale’s First Friday Art Walk, where merchants will remain open longer into the evening for shopping and dining opportunities.

Vendors with the Troutdale Farmers’ Market will be at the square, and the Fireside Carolers and Vivance Voices will offer traditional holiday music.

Residents also are encouraged to donate a blanket, cash or nonperishable food to aid SnowCap Community Charity’s holiday efforts in East County.

Hot beverages will be available for visitors.

Troutdale’s tree lighting is sponsored by the West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce and the city of Troutdale. Beverages provided by Trader Joe’s and Frontier Communications.

Holidays at the Zimmerman House

An Evening at the Zimmerman House will take place from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 17111 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Gresham.

The historic Zimmerman House was built in 1874 and was home to three generations of the Zimmerman Family.

The family’s furnishings and personal articles remain in this two-story Victorian home.

During the second evening tour, the Zimmerman House will feature carols around the parlor piano, family recipes on exhibit and ginger snap cookies made from a family recipe.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 503-261-8078 or visiting frwhs.org or zimmermanhouse.eventbrite.com.

The suggested donation is $5 per adult.




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