Back Issues: October, 2016

Clark College hosts information sessions for New Bachelor of Applied Science program

Monday, October 31st, 2016

BASAMClark College is hosting two information sessions for community members and prospective students to learn about the college’s new Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management program. Presentation topics include program goals, curriculum, costs, and how to enroll. The sessions will be held Tuesday, Nov. 1, and Thursday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m. in Gaiser Hall, Room 213. The program is a two-year, career-oriented degree that combines technical, academic, and professional management courses. It prepares those with an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) or Associate in Applied Technology (AAT) degree to enter their respective career fields with a bachelor’s degree that provides the managerial knowledge and expertise to meet industry demand. For more information or to apply, visit

The next WEO meeting looks at women’s business resources Nov. 16

Monday, October 31st, 2016


The Women Entrepreneurs Organization of SW Washington (WEO) presents a panel sharing women’s business resources in the Vancouver area. Featured speakers are: Mistie Josephson of WSU’s MAP program, Excecutive Director of Vancouver’s Downtown Association Lee Rafferty, and Jeannet Santiago of the Small Business Resource Center at the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce.

The meeting includes a full dinner, member spotlight presentations, philanthropy and more. Registration is $44.50 in advance for members, and $49.50 for visitors. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at The Heathman Lodge, 7801 NE Greenwood Dr. Register for the November meeting here:

The Women Entrepreneurs Organization of Southwest Washington is an association of women business owners who meet to share knowledge, to network and to support one another in business endeavors. Learn more at

First Friday in downtown Camas: “Thankful for Pie” Nov. 4

Monday, October 31st, 2016


The November First Friday in downtown Camas is a celebration of a favorite dessert with a variety of activities to create a small town, family-friendly, fall feel. Visitors this Friday, Nov. 4, will enjoy holiday shopping, fall dining options, art shows, pie, and more. Activities include:

    • Pie tastings in participating businesses–vote for a favorite pie and be entered to win prizes from the merchants
    • Pie walks and Pie raffle
    • Kids’ autumn crafts and painting with The Paint Roller
    • Gratitude Wreath – Pick up paper leaves in participating locations, write one thing you are thankful for on each leaf, and add the leaves to the Community Gratitude Wreath. Each leaf earns a ticket to win prizes
    • 4Ever Growing Kids will be giving away free hats to the first 100 kids in honor of its third anniversary
    • Art shows at Camas GallerySecond Story Gallery and Attic Gallery,
    • Roasting marshmallows for s’mores will be at fourth and Birch streets, weather permitting

Holiday shopping will be gearing up in a big way and all the restaurants will have warm, comforting fall food options. Participation and activity lists for the evening will be available at the Downtown Camas Association‘s table in Journey Church starting at 5 p.m.

Distinctively Home holds benefit shopping day for Rocksolid Nov. 2

Monday, October 31st, 2016


Distinctively Home is having a special holiday shopping day that will benefit Rocksolid Community Teen Center this Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Appetizers and libations will be served from 4 to 8 p.m. There will also be a raffle with various prizes including a gift basket from Distinctively Home. Ten percent of all sales will be donated to the teen center.

Rocksolid provides a place for kids that is safe and fun with adult supervision and good peer support to affect lives and influence the future choices and good decisions for teens. The after school program is set up for fifth through 12th grade students in the Hockinson and Battle Ground School Districts.

Opened since 2008 in the Battle Ground Village, Distinctively Home features unique home decor, accent furniture, gifts, wine and interior design services. It has a wide variety of artwork, mirrors, lamps, benches, cabinets, buffets, tableware, wine accessories, candles and candle-holders, tablecloths, tapestries and more. For more information about the event, call Distinctively Home at 360-723-5570 or Rocksolid at 360-885-2181.