Remodeled Homes Tour June 4 & 5

by DIwpBacon on May 27, 2016
Photo courtesy of Remodelers of Clark County.

Photo courtesy of Remodelers of Clark County.

The Columbia Credit Union Remodeled Homes Tour, produced by the Building Industry Association and presented by Contract Furnishings Mart and DeWils, is showcasing four whole-home transformations on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5. Homes are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

Tourists can explore homes and meet the remodelers. Remodelers of Clark County members will be on hand at each home to answer questions and offer insight. Featured projects in this year’s tour include:

  • Renew Creations – Camas
  • A.C.T. Builders, LLC – East Vancouver
  • A.C.T. Builders, LLC – North Vancouver
  • Doriot Construction – Lakeshore

Directions to each home will posted on Friday, June 3, at the Remodeled Homes Tour website. Admission is $10. Children under 13 are free. Tickets are available at each home, or online at







Port of Camas-Washougal reveals 2016 summer Riverside Concert lineup

by DIwpBacon on May 27, 2016


The Port of Camas-Washougal has revealed its 15th annual concert series lineup planned for Monday, July 4 and Saturday, Aug. 13, at Marina Park, 24 South A St, Washougal. “The Riverside Summer Concert Series has continued to grow in popularity, and each year brings more new faces and families,” says David Ripp, executive director.  “With a delicious variety of food vendors, games for children and great entertainment, it’s a family-friendly destination the port is proud to sponsor.”

Monday, July 4, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., the Tracey Fordice Band opens. At 8:30 p.m., 5 Guys Named Moe will perform, followed by fireworks at 10 p.m. On Saturday, August 13, 6 to 7 p.m., Rocket 88 opens, followed by headliner Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts from 8 to 9:30 p.m.

The Port of Camas-Washougal is located on the beautiful Columbia River. Marina Park offers a clear view of Mt. Hood to the east and spectacular evening sunsets to the west. In addition to the walking path, there are picnic tables, shade trees, and a deck overlooking the marina. For more information about the concert series, go to or visit the events page for the Port of Camas-Washougal.

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Mill Creek Pub hosts fundraiser for Rocksolid Teen Center June 6

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Mill Creek Pub will be donating a portion of their sales (excluding happy hour and to-go orders) to Rocksolid Community Teen Center on Monday, June 6, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Guests must inform their server that they are there in support of Rocksolid.

There will be entry for door prizes including a $100 gift certificate for Mill Creek Pub, $75 gift card to Main Street Floral, a carpet cleaning from North County Carpet Cleaner, and more. Face painting will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Rocksolid is a non-profit after school program serving fifth through 12th grade students. For more information about the program or this event, contact Lori Lindberg, Rocksolid board president at 360-600-1438 or Marcy Sprecher, Rocksolid executive director at 360-771-5519.

Tickets on sale for “The Hallelujah Girls” at Magenta Theater

Photo courtesy of Magenta Theater.

Photo courtesy of Magenta Theater.

Accomplished national film and commercial actor Thomas Zalutko makes his theater debut in Magenta Theater’s main stage production of The Hallelujah Girls, opening Friday, June 10. Zalutko plays Bobby Dwayne Dillahunt, the former high school boyfriend of Sugar Lee Tompkins (played by Jennifer Thoreson).

Hilarity abounds when a group of feisty females decide to shake up their lives. After the loss of a dear friend, the women realize time is precious, and if they’re going to change their lives and achieve their dreams, they have to do it now.

Evening shows start at 7:30 p.m. and are scheduled for June 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24. Matinees begin at 2 p.m. on Saturdays, June 18, and 25. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door, and can be purchased at

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