Trillium Creek Park groundbreaking event

Damascus community members are invited to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the future Trillium Creek Park from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 16830 S.E. Anderegg Parkway.

The Trillium Creek Park began development in 2012 as a collaboration between the city of Damascus, Metro and the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District.

The park will include a playground with climbing features, walking path, picnic tables, basketball court and open play areas.

For more information, visit

MetroEast celebrates high-def channels

From noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, MetroEast Community Media, a nonprofit community television organization, is hosting a friends and family day to celebrate its recent transition to a new HD production studio, cameras and editing gear.

The event at 829 N.E. Eighth St., Gresham, will offer free hot dogs, drinks and other snacks and the opportunity to experiment with a green screen “radical surf machine.” Participants can enter a raffle for gifts bags and a change to win an iPad Mini.

The new MetroEast equipment, including a rebuilt studio, expanded digital storage and robotic cameras at the government sites where MetroEast provides meeting coverage, was funded by the Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission through annual capital funds and its community grants program.

Johnson Creek Days coming Sept. 20

Johnson Creek Days, an event offered by the Johnson Creek Watershed Council, is taking place Sept. 20-22 throughout the watershed.

Two events are planned in East County: a science talk and weed walk.

“A Geographic Perspective on Restoring Johnson Creek” will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, and the weed walk will be held 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Pleasant Valley Elementary School, 17625 S.E. Foster Blvd.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information call 503-652-7477 or visit

Participate in Philip Foster Farm’s cider squeeze

As the leaves turn color and the harvest moon grows rounder, celebrate the arrival of fall with an old-fashioned harvest festival.

The 38th annual Philip Foster Farm Cider Squeeze will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Farm, 29912 S.E. Highway 211, Eagle Creek.

The event will features crafts, food, music and history-inspired activities. Bring your own apples and press your own cider on an authentic cider press or buy apples and cider from the farm.

For more information, call 503-637-6324 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Nesbit to lead tour of old jail

At 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, Sharon Nesbit will lead a tour of the old Multnomah County Jail at Edgefield. The tour is limited to 20 people, each willing to pay $100 to see the 50-year-old jail.

The entry fee will go to the Troutdale Historical Society’s historic highway exhibit. After the jail tour, participants will receive a free beer.

For more information, email Nesbit at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

County plans Medicare informational events

The Multnomah County Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) program will offer several informational events from October to December to help residents with Medicare explore their coverage options. Because current Medicare plans will not be supplemented by plans offered through the Affordable Care Act (Cover Oregon) in 2014, SHIBA will help residents compare healthcare plans through presentations and one-on-one consultations.

Plan finder boot camps, which help people navigate the Medicare online plan finder and other tools, will begin Oct. 16. Those who prefer individual appointments, can begin registering Oct. 2.

For more information, presentation times and to register, call 503-988-3646 or visit

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