“Three Days of Aloha” this weekend in Esther Short Park
“Three Days of Aloha” is set for this weekend from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., in the Pacific Northwest and the final two days will be at Esther Short Park, downtown Vancouver. Guests can enjoy a Hapa Haoli Hula competition at 5 p.m. Friday, July 25, and a 5k Aloha walk/run and Hoìke Hawaiian Fesitival Saturday, July 26. The festival will feature Keiki events, traditional Hawaiian games, nose flute making, and more. Arts, crafts, and food vendors will round out this two day long outdoor festival which is now considered the third largest annual event at Esther Short Park. The event benefits the Ke Kukui Foundation. For more information, visit www.hawaiianfestival.com.
Arts Commission calling for entries for two-dimensional art show
The Clark County Arts Commission announces an open call for two-dimensional art to hang in the Sixth-Floor Gallery in the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. The pieces would be on exhibit from October through December. Interested artists can send four JPEG images representative of a larger body of work ‒ at least eight pieces ‒ and a unifying theme title to email@example.com by Friday, Aug. 1. Works will be juried, and artists notified by Friday, Aug. 8. To be eligible to participate, artists must live or work in a studio in Clark County. For questions, contact Rebecca Anstine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vancouver receives positive state audit
The City of Vancouver recently received a positive audit from the Washington State Auditor’s Office of its 2013 financial records, grant management and compliance with laws and regulations. The audit concentrated on accountability and compliance with state laws and regulations and City policies and procedures. The State Auditor also issued a clean and unmodified opinion on the financial condition of the City, which included a thorough consideration of the internal control structure of the City’s financial reporting.
Asphalt repairs begin next week in Camas
Beginning the week of Monday, July 28, the City of Camas will begin asphalt repair work on NW Lake Road. The stretch between NW Everett Street to NW Sierra will undergo base repairs, a full width grind of the existing surface, and then capped with an asphalt lift. This work is anticipated to take the majority of the work week. NW 18th/NW Fargo Loop from NW Division to NW 18th Street will also undergo area base repairs. The area will be signed, and traffic will be flagged. Residents should expect minor delays.
Clark County Habitat for Humanity store celebrates grand opening today and Saturday
The Clark County Habitat for Humanity Store (HFH) has opened in its new location at 10811 SE Mill Plain Blvd. Spending most of July preparing the new retail space, the HFH Store welcomes the public to its Grand Opening this weekend. The two day celebration kicks off Friday, July 25 with a ribbon cutting ceremony from 9 to 9:15 a.m. Weekend Warriors live radio broadcast will be on site, on Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m. to noon. Also on Saturday, BIA will host a remodelers garage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Regular store hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Country Financial Friday Movies in the Park continues with “The Goonies” tonight, July 25
The City of Vancouver has announced the schedule for Country Financial Friday Movies in the Park held every Friday for six consecutive weeks and this evening, July 25, will be The Goonies, at Marshall Community Center , McLoughlin Blvd. near Clark College. These free movies begin at dusk. Food vendors will offer a wide selection of meals, snacks, and beverages. Blankets and sand chairs are recommended. Barbeques, smoking and alcohol are prohibited, unless in designated areas (no alcohol may be brought into the park). Dogs on a leash are welcome. For more information, click here.
Dine at The Original Taco House July 30 to support Daybreak Youth Services
Join Daybreak Youth Services
at The Original Taco House
in Vancouver on July 30
and August 20
anytime from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
and half of your purchase will be donated to support summer programs for teens in treatment. Don’t forget to tell the server: “I am here to support Daybreak.”
The Original Taco House is located at 10820 NE Coxley Dr., Vancouver. For more information about Daybreak Youth Services, visit www.daybreakinfo.info.
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Book sale at the Camas Public Library today and Saturday
Held in conjunction with the Camas Days Festival, the Camas Public Library will hold a booksale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. this weekend. The library is located at 625 NE Fourth Ave. in downtown Camas. For further details, visit www.ci.camas.wa.us.
Workshop on “HECM 4 Purchase” program Aug. 6
Those 62 or older who are thinking of buying a new home are invited to a workshop on the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) 4 Purchase Loan at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6, at the Building Industry Association, 103 E 29th St. in Vancouver. The HECM 4 Purchase is a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured home loan that allows seniors to use the equity from the sale of a previous residence to buy their next primary home in one transaction. Featured presenter is Edward Frankel, HECM 4 Purchase specialist. For further details and to register, call 360-597-4314.
“Come the the Table” community gathering in Vancouver’s Uptown Village July 27
“Come to the Table” happens this Sunday, July 27, from noon to 2 p.m. This free community event, put on by The City of Vancouver and the Ryan Woods Memorial Grassroots Foundation, will take place on Main Street between 19th and 20th Streets. All are welcome to come meet neighbors and listen to live music while enjoying food from the potluck, food vendors, or something brought from home. Potluck tables will be set up at the corner of Main and 20th, and Ginger Pop has generously donated plates, napkins and eating utensils. For more information, call 360-487-8641 or email Jill.Brown@cityofvancouver.us. Details can also be found, here.
Volunteers needed for Columbia River Concours d’Elegance Aug. 3; training July 26
The Fort Vancouver National Trust is seeking 150 dedicated and talented volunteers to lend a hand at one of Vancouver’s classic summer events, the Columbia River Concours d’Elegance, on Sunday, August 3. Individuals, service organizations, corporate groups and all others are encouraged to volunteer to sell and collect tickets at the gates, work as vehicle zone attendants or traffic control. For questions, contact Natalie Crippen, at 360-992-1808 or email@example.com. Volunteer shifts are just a few hours long in addition to a short training session prior to event day on Saturday, July 26. All volunteers receive free admission to the event and a parking pass. For more information about specific job descriptions and to download an application, visit www.columbiariverconcours.com/volunteer.
Free dinner and discussion on energy conservation for homeowners July 28 and 29
Homeowners are invited to a free dinner and discussion on energy conservation at Heathman Lodge. Attendees can learn how to significantly cut energy costs; about government tax programs that pay for you to improve your home; and the latest technologies to make your whole house more comfortable. Interested parties can choose to attend Monday, July 28 or Tuesday, July 29, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Menu selections include New York steak, grilled Alaskan king salmon, and grilled portobello ravioli. RSVP at 1-888-405-8689 with RSVP Code: 300100.
1860′s vintage base ball returns to Fort Vancouver July 26
After a one-year respite, the National Park Service will bring back 1860s vintage base ball to the historic Parade Ground at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. The game, played according to the rules in place in 1867, will be played by costumed staff and volunteers portraying two of the Pacific Northwest’s first baseball teams, the Occidental Base Ball Club of Vancouver and the Pioneer Base Ball Club of Portland. The nine-inning match game will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 26. Click here for the full article.
Board to examine toll-free East County Bridge proposal July 25
A special meeting of the Board of County Commissioners is set for 6 p.m. Friday, July 25, for the commissioners, community leaders and public to learn about a toll-free East County Bridge proposal. Linda Figg will introduce a proposal in the Public Service Center, sixth-floor hearing room, 1300 Franklin St. She is president and chief executive of Figg Engineering Group, a national firm with headquarters in Tallahassee, Fla. The meeting will include time for questions, but not for public comment.
A separate public hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, at the same location. The commissioners then will hear public testimony before deciding whether to arrange an advisory vote in November to gauge public support for the bridge near Southeast 192nd Ave.
Camas Days Festival this weekend
Each year during the Camas Days Festival, downtown Camas plays host to an array of family activities, live music, and great food and local wine and beer. This year, the festival is set for Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 in conjuction with the annual Ducky Derby and the Lacamas Lake Half Marathon and 5K. For detailed information, including a schedule of events, click here. Click here for the full story.
Find Waldo in Vancouver through July
Where’s Waldo? In Vancouver, of course. The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-six different local businesses and resources throughout Vancouver this July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, books, magic kits and more. There is no charge to participate, and the hunt lasts for the entire month of July. For more information, call Vintage Books at 360-694-9519. For the original story, click here.
Relay for Life of Vancouver July 26 and 27
The opening ceremony for the 26th annual Relay for Life of Vancouver kicks off at 10 a.m. this Saturday, July 26, at McLoughlin Middle School, 5802 MacArthur Blvd. in Vancouver. The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is a fundraising event that celebrate people who have battled cancer, remembers loved ones lost, and provides participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease. For more information and to register a team, visit www.vancouverrelay.org. For the full article, click here.
Leadership Clark County seeks nominations for “2014 Outstanding Alumnus”
Leadership Clark County
(LCC) is accepting nominations for its 2014 Outstanding Alumnus Award. Nominees should be LCC alums who have worked to benefit the Clark County Community and supported LCC over the past 12 months. The deadline to submit is July 28
.Nominators should submit their name and contact information, the nominee’s name and email address; and a brief description of why the nominee deserves to be recognized as this year’s Outstanding Alum. More details, and a list of LCC alumni, are available at http://www.leadershipclarkcounty.com/alumni/upcoming-awards-annual-event/