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Story corner offers second event

The Gresham Historical Museum is hosting its Museum Story Corner from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at 401 N. Main Ave.

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.

For more information, call Carol Nielsen-Hood at 503-260-8468.

Bless your pets at

St. Aidan’s on Oct. 6

St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in Gresham is opening its doors to dogs, cats, birds, fish and all other kinds of beasts for its annual blessing of the animals service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6.

The event is held in commemoration of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

Volunteers and representatives from Canine Companions for Independent Living and other animal welfare organizations will be on hand with their furry creatures to be blessed during the service.

They will talk about their programs afterward during coffee time.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend the blessing with their furry, feathered and scaly pets.

For more information, call Mark Jones, program coordinator, at the church office, 503-252-6128.

‘Be the boss’ seminar set for Oct. 16

The Metro East Employer Council will host a seminar called “It’s OK to be the Boss” Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Gresham City Hall’s Springwater Trail Room.

The motivational seminar led by Grant Axtell is geared toward managers, supervisors and leaders.

Participants will learn popular myths about managing people; identify ways to effectively manage their teams and avoid the “ management trap”; implement an action plan to immediately impact how they manage their employees; and write worksite and job performance expectations.

To register, contact Peter Sutton at 503-669-8465 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The cost is $40 per person or $30 per person for a group of three or more, with payment due by Friday, Oct. 11.

‘Oregon Field Guide’ celebrates 25 years

“Oregon Field Guide,” Oregon Public Broadcasting’s longest running local production, is celebrating 25 years on the air with a one-hour retrospective anniversary special at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, on OPB TV.

On Thursday, Oct. 10, the 25th season premiere episode will feature the biggest expedition in “Oregon Field Guide” history to the largest known glacier cave system in the lower 48 states, located on the northwest face of Mount Hood.

The episode will begin at 8:30 p.m. on OPB and repeat on Sundays at 1:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Zombie golf to support Reynolds senior party

Dress like a zombie and join the whacking dead on McMenamins Edgefield golf course to raise funds for the Reynolds High School graduating senior class of 2014 all night senior party. The Zombie Open Golf tournament, put on by parents of the Senior All Night Planning Committee, starts on the green at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27.

At $25 per person ($50 gets you a chauffeured ride to and from Edgefield), the goal is to stay “alive” through every hole as you evade zombies. Don’t want to golf? Be a zombie, and join the hunt for golfers on the course. Non-golfing zombies pay $10 (makeup included).

Beginning to advanced players are welcome. Participation is limited and players must be 21 and over.

Interested in volunteering, sponsoring a hole or donating for a raffle prize? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to RHSSANP.org.