News briefs for May 2
City solar energy workshop offered Saturday
Learn more about solar energy during a free Solar Gresham workshop with city of Gresham staff from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Gresham Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave.
The workshops are part of a new program, Solar Gresham, offering homeowners an easy path toward generating clean energy. The informational workshops are hosted by the nonprofit Solar Oregon and will cover the basic technology, costs, benefits and incentives for solar.
To attend a workshop call Nicole Cousino at 503-618-2485. For more information about Solar Gresham, including incentives and pricing, visit GreshamOregon.gov/SolarGresham.
Cinco de Mayo celebration planned
Gresham Manor, an independent senior retirement community at 2895 S.E. Powell Valley Road, is hosting a three-day Cinco de Mayo celebration from May 4-6.
The celebration includes a happy hour with nachos at 3 p.m. May 4, a Cinco de Mayo party at 3 p.m. May 5 and a Mexican fiesta buffet at 11 a.m. May 6. Admission to each event is free.
Call Gresham Manor at 503-667-9330.
Oxbow campground to reopen May 7
Metro Regional Government is planning to reopen the campground at Oxbow Regional Park to the public on Monday, May 7, months after Sandy River flooding and erosion washed part of the riverbank away. Campground structures close by the riverbank were removed, and the campground's amphitheater will be moved. Metro is putting together a master plan for the park to guide future development and uses. Campsites are $20 a night and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.