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Community information fair returns May 28

Learn about community programs at the seventh annual East Gresham Community Information Fair from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, at Greater Gresham Baptist Church, 3848 N.E. Division St.

Hosted by Kelly Creek Neighborhood Association with support from Historic Southeast and Powell Valley neighborhood associations, the free event will feature 25 family friendly exhibits, raffle tickets for prizes including a children’s bike, chair massages, hot dogs and refreshments.

Learn about public safety, neighborhoods, community gardens, parks, schools, natural resource protection, recycling, resources for seniors, personal safety, business assistance, city codes, volunteer opportunities and more.

For more information, visit GreshamOregon.gov/Neighborhoods.

Dinosaurs roar to life at OMSI

Go face-to-face with animatronic dinosaurs and complete skeletons in Dinosaurs Unearthed, OMSI’s summer exhibition, opening Friday, May 23.

Roam through naturalistic indoor landscapes and challenge your understanding of how your favorite dinosaurs lived and looked during prehistoric times.

Using the latest in fossil evidence, find out why scientists now understand that some dinosaurs are the ancestors of modern birds.

Each of the 15 life-like animatronic dinosaurs has been custom designed and handcrafted for the exhibition by a team of “paleo-artists” to best represent how each species actually looked and sounded.

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is at 1945 S.E. Water Ave., Portland. For more information, call 503-797-4000 or visit omsi.edu. Tickets are $13 for adults; free to members; and $9.50 for children 3-13 or seniors 63 and older. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. After June 14, summer extended hours are 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day.

WWII Navy nurse, author speaks to military officers

A 91-year-old Navy nurse will speak on her experiences in World War II, recorded in her new book, to members of the Portland Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) at their June 3 meeting.

Social time begins at 5 p.m. with dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Monarch Hotel, 12566 SE 93rd Ave., Clackamas.

Margaret (Peggy) Lutz, was selected as the Woman Veteran of the Year at the Oregon Women Veterans’ Conference 2014.

Her book, “Never Salute with a Broken Garter,” is about her WWII experiences. Also at the meeting, the 2014-15 chapter officers will be installed.

There is a charge of $26 for the MOAA dinner. Deadline for reservations is 11 a.m. on May 29.

For more information, visit www.moaaportland.org or contact Lt. Col. Boyd Yaden, USAF (Ret), at 503-650-9506 or b.yaden@comcast.net.

Head out to see, cut flowers

Fields at Elk Pass Nursery, 39100 S.E. Lusted Road, Boring, are open noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 1 and 8. Patrons may cut their own flowers, order divisions for fall planting or just enjoy the beauty of the fields.

The bloom is weather dependent, so call ahead to make sure the peonies are open. For more information, call 503-663-0419.

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