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Passin’ Notes at the Cruise-In

Sisters Destyni and Tessa of the duo Passin’ Notes will perform at noon Sunday, Aug. 18, at Troutdale’s annual downtown classic car Cruise-In.

Passin’ Notes are known to dress up and sing a mix of tunes from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. They perform at car shows, festivals, special events, theaters and theme parks. The duo will have CDs for sale at the car show.

Performing since she was 4 years old, Destyni has taken part in several theatrical groups. She has been the lead singer for the Oregon Coast Lab Band and has sung at New York’s Carnegie Hall. From competing as a Teen Idol to spending time with family and friends, Destyni’s dream is to perform on Broadway.

Younger sister Tessa also loves to sing, but her true passion is acting. A natural entertainer, she has performed in more than 50 shows, and can’t wait to see what’s next. She is aspiring for a lifelong career as a performer.

Stop and smell the flowers

The Petal Pusher Garden Club invites the public to its annual flower show from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Gresham Regional Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave.

Gardeners and non-gardeners will have the opportunity to see floral and horticultural exhibits produced by members of the club and talk shop with experts in the gardening field.

There is no admission charge for the show.

For more information, email Colleen Foster at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Glendoveer hostsBig Screen on the Green

Glendoveer Golf & Tennis will host a free movie on the driving range, an event dubbed “Big Screen on the Green,” Wednesday, Aug. 28.

“Madegascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” will be featured as the first-time event’s premiere movie at 14015 N.E. Glisan St. The fun begins at 6 p.m. with face painting, balloon art, children’s golf, music, food vendors and kids ZumbAtomis. At dusk, approximately 7:45 p.m., the movie begins.

Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Also, guests are encouraged to bring one new school supply for the KGW School Supply Drive.

Celebrate a Gresham horse hospital

Columbia Equine Hospital will host its annual open house and celebrate its 30th anniversary from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at 27841 S.E. Orient Drive, Gresham.

The event will feature a vendor fair, live demonstrations, a painted pony, presentations, barbecue, photo booth, raffle, and prizes and kids’ activities.

Horses available for adoption through South Equine Options will be on site.

For more information, call 503-663-1515 or visit columbiaequine.com.

Lewis and Clark faced conflict in the Gorge

Passing through the Cascades and Long Narrows of the Columbia River Gorge in 1805-1806, the Lewis and Clark expedition faced difficulties that forced the explorers to make important decisions.

According to William L. Lang, professor emeritus of history at Portland State University, those decisions affected the men in surprising ways.

Lang presents “Conflict at the Cascades: Lewis and Clark in the Columbia River Gorge” Tuesday, Aug. 27, at McMenamins Edgefield’s history night, hosted by Oregon Encyclopedia.

Free and open to all ages, the presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.

Those attending are encouraged to bring a donated can of food for SnowCap Community Charities.

Lang is the founding director of the Center for Columbia River History and the founding editor of Oregon Encyclopedia.

McMenamins Edgefield is at 2126 S.W. Halsey St. in Troutdale.

Senior center hosts luncheon

For a second year, Gresham Senior Center is partnering with Courtyard Fountains Retirement Community to offer Puttin’ on the Ritz, a fall fashion show and luncheon benefit for the senior center.

The event is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Courtyard Fountains, 1545 S.E. 223rd Ave., Gresham. Puttin’ on the Ritz features a lunch of chicken Caesar salad, soup, bread and dessert with live music playing in the background.

Afterward, a parade of senior models will sport the latest fashions from the Dress Barn and Glass Butterfly, as well as clothing from Norma Jean’s Closet.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased weekdays at Gresham Senior Center, 600 N.E. Eighth Ave., Gresham.