Hear historic stories

The Gresham Historical Museum will hold its Museum Story Corner from 1-2 p.m. the first Saturday of each month, beginning Sept. 7, at the museum.

The program is geared toward children up to sixth grade who are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Each event features a storyteller, and children will receive a storybook and museum coloring book.

Daniel Stevens, the first storyteller, tells tales as varied as his attire. He is one of many Gresham citizens whom the Gresham Historical Society videotaped.

The Oct. 5 event will feature Utahna Kerr, a retired registered nurse who restored a log cabin on her property and has given school presentations on historical artifacts.

The museum is at 401 N. Main Ave., Gresham. For more information, call Carol Nielsen-Hood at 503-260-8468.

Wood Village hosts health fair for families

Wood Village is hosting its annual Healthy Kids’ Fair on Saturday, Sept. 7, at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, 24800 S.E. Stark St. in Gresham.

The event will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is supported by Mount Hood Medical Center Foundation. Children and families can get a $6 bike helmet in toddler to adult sizes. There will be car seat safety checks by an on-site technician. Also, old car seats can be dropped off for recycling.

Local authorities will display a police car, fire engine, ambulance and helicopter.

There also will be a 50-foot bouncy course, martial arts demos, games and activities, including a teddy bear clinic, where kids can bring in their favorite animal for repairs and learn how to perform a high-tech surgery on a stuffed bear.

Golf event aims to double donations

In response to an urgent need to keep an emergency shelter for homeless families open an extra month this coming winter, Dennis’ 7 Dees hopes to double the amount of money raised through its annual golf tournament on Thursday, Sept. 12.

Last year’s Dennis’ 7 Dees Charity Golf Tournament raised $57,000 for Human Solutions, which provides housing and other services for homeless and low-income families in East Portland and East Multnomah County. This year, as the golf tournament’s sponsor, Dennis’ 7 Dees hopes to raise $100,000.

This year’s tournament is at Langdon Farms Golf Course, 24377 N.E. Airport Road in Aurora. Shotgun start is at 7:30 a.m. with awards and a check presentation at 12:30 p.m. For more details about the event, visit

Free self-defense class for teen girls

Fairview Police department is offering a free, hands-on self defense class for teenage girls 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.

To register by Sept. 27, call the Fairview Police Department at 503-674-6200.

Priority will be given to Fairview residents and children of parents who work in Fairview.

Attendees are required to sign a waiver and release prior to the training.

The class will be held at Fairview City Hall’s council chambers, 1300 N.E. Village St.

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