Fall Festival of the Arts — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, Glenn Otto Community Park, 1102 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. Free. The city celebrates its creative vibrancy with the fifth-annual festival featuring demonstrations of creative techniques by local artists, local authors, a silent auction, Kids' Art Zone, and food, wine and craft beer for sale. This year's featured artist is Donna Erwin, owner of Columbia River Gallery in downtown Troutdale. A portion of artists' proceeds this year will benefit the Alzheimer's Association. Visit fallfestivalofthearts.com.
"Exploring the Autumn Sky" — 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, and Friday, Sept. 27, Mt. Hood Community College Planetarium Sky Theater, 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham. Planetarium opens its new season early this year as Director Pat Hanrahan will help spectators learn how to find some of autumn's constellations, cover the status of current space missions and discuss an unexpected asteroid that recently swung within 45,000 miles from Earth. Admission is $5 for adults; MHCC students and children younger than 17 are $2. Visit mhcc.edu/planetarium/.
37th Annual Teddy Bear Parade — 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 28, downtown Gresham starting at East Hill Church, 701 N. Main Ave. Sponsored by Soroptimist International of Gresham, the popular parade returns to Gresham with fun for all ages in downtown Gresham. All participants and spectators are encouraged to bring their teddy bears in this celebration of children in the community. Visit sigresham.org/teddybearparade/
Weekly Cruise In — 3-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through September, Main Avenue and Fifth Street in downtown Gresham, next door to East Hill Community Center. The Pharaohs Street Rodders welcome all to enter their classic cars and the public is invited to view. Car registration is $10. Raffle and 50/50 too.
Bingo — Doors open at 5 p.m. every Thursday, Gresham Elks Lodge No. 1805, 3330 N.E. Division St. Early bird games start at 6:30 p.m., followed by regular games at 7 p.m. Call 503-666-1805 for more information.
Book events at Maggie Mae's Kids Bookshop — 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, storytime for ages 1-3 with their favorite adult; 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, for ages 1-6 with their favorite adult. Maggie Mae's Kids Bookshop, 43 N.W. Third Ave., Gresham. For other events and information, visit maggiemaesbooks.com.
Book Events at Books Around the Corner — 40 N.W. Second St. 6-8 p.m. first Fridays local art showcase; 4:30-5:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m. second Wednesdays Teen Book Club; 6-7 p.m. third Thursdays Mystery/Thriller Book Club and 7-8 p.m. last Wednesdays Readers Choice Book Club. booksaroundthecorner.com.
Heslin House Museum and Historic Jail — Noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday, 60 Main St., Fairview. Exhibit features posters and other memorabilia focused on the home front during World War II. Free admission. Visit www.echohistory.org for more information.
Harlow House Museum — 1-4 p.m. Sundays, 726 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. The home was built in 1900 on what was known as the Harlow Farm by Fred Harlow, son of Troutdale founder Captain John Harlow. The house is relatively unchanged from the day it was built. Visit troutdalehistory.org or call 503-661-2164.
King of Roads Exhibit — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Troutdale Historical Society Barn Exhibit Hall, 732 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. Call 503-661-2164 for more information.
Zimmerman Heritage Farm — Noon to 4 p.m. every third Saturday, 17111 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Gresham. Exhibit features a look at Isobel Zimmerman and the contents of a traveling trunk. $5 suggested donation. Visit www.echohistory.org for more information.
The Hoppy Brewer — 328 N. Main Ave., Gresham. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, Beer Event with Boneyard. 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, live music with Plutons Organ Trio. Free. Visit oregonshoppyplace.com or call 503-328-8474 for more information.
The Bronx Bar — 23705 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Troutdale. Live music 9-11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. For more information, call 503-489-6555.
Northwest Jamboree — 12-3 p.m. last Sunday of every month, Gresham Senior Center, 600 N.E. Eighth St., Gresham. Enjoy dancing and old-time music every month. Coffee and cookies included. Call Donna at 503-880-1707 for more information.
Spinella's — 436 N. Main Ave., Gresham. 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, live music with Night Folk; 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, Kenny Lavitz. Visit spinellasoffthewall.com/?page_id=823
Edgefield Live Music Series — McMenamins Edgefield Winery Tasting Room, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale, 7-9 p.m. All shows are free, for those age 21 and older.
- Tuesday, Sept. 17: Ben Larsen
- Wednesday, Sept. 18: Michael Berly
- Thursday, Sept. 19: Folkslinger
- Friday, Sept. 20: JT Wise Band
- Saturday, Sept. 21: Tara Velarde
- Sunday, Sept. 22: Kris Deelane Sun Celebrations
- Monday, Sept. 23: Groovy Wallpaper with Rob Wynia (of Floater)
- Tuesday, Sept. 24: Swingali
- Wednesday, Sept. 25: Crystal Lariza
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