Learn how to alleviate pain naturally

A Renaissance Health Center for Natural Medicine is holding an open house from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at 130 N.W. Miller Ave., Gresham.

The event will focus on natural pain relief for conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic pain, migraines, neurological conditions, auto and work injuries, and cancer pain.

The center promotes healing and pain control without the use of opiates, save for severe cases.

Thursday’s open house will feature live music, healthy snacks, drawings for free prizes and treatments, demonstrations by practitioners and goodie bags for the first 100 people.

For more information, call 503-665-2344.

Third Thursdays feature creative locals

Authors, poets, visual artists and musicians are connecting with the public at the Gresham History Museum at Third Thursday Studios.

The next one will be held from 6:30-8:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the museum. Stevan Allred will read from his new book, “A Simplified Map of the Real World.” He also will read from “The Idjit’s Guide to Intuitive Master of Newtonian Physics.”

Light refreshments will be served. Tickets begin at $18 per person, with packages for multiple tickets and seniors.

For more information, call Cindy Passannante at 503-658-5646 or visit

Events to celebrate breast cancer survivors

Trinity Lutheran Church is hosting a free luncheon celebrating breast cancer survivors as part of Worship in Pink, a health program promoting breast cancer awareness. The luncheon is at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the church, 507 W. Powell Blvd., in Gresham.

Guest speaker Becky Olson from Breast Friends of Oregon will discuss finding passion through adversity. To register, call 503-665-3197. It is free and open to the public.

Church services celebrating breast cancer survivors, survivors of all cancers and those who have died from the disease will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, and 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13.

Worship in Pink provides informational materials to congregations and community organizations about risk factors and the critical role of early detection in saving lives. It takes place in October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Worship in Pink is presented by Legacy Health and Susan G. Komen Oregon and Southwest Washington.

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