Back Issues: November, 2016

Two winter concerts at Clark College Dec. 1, 4

Wednesday, November 30, 2016














The music department at Clark College will host two concerts in early December. Both concerts will be performed at Clark College and are free and open to the public.

Clark College Women’s Choral Ensemble and Chorale will present their first performance of the year with “A Winter Evening: Snow and Stars.” Program includes Carol of the BellsIn the Bleak Midwinter, a newly composed piece by Daniel Elder titled Crystal Sky. The Chorale presents Vivaldi’s Magnificat accompanied by strings and oboes. The concert is on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at Clark College Campus

The Clark College Concert Choir and Concert Band opens their season with “The Old and the New,” on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. A highlight for the College Concert Band is the wind band classic, Scenes from the Louvre, by Norman Dello Joio. The band will also perform a contemporary instrumental orchestration of Leonard Bernstein’s, A Simple Song, from his epic musical theater work, Mass.

For complete information about all the Clark College Music Department concerts, including the orchestra, concert band, jazz ensemble, and choirs, visit


Battle Ground Christmas Tree Lighting & Celebration Dec. 2

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Battle Ground’s 27th annual Christmas Tree Lighting & Celebration in the Spirit of Giving will be held this Friday, Dec. 2, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E Main St. in the historic Old Town district.

This traditional community celebration begins outdoors with caroling led by the Battle Ground High School Jazz Choir. Santa and Mrs. Claus are scheduled to arrive about 5:45 p.m. via Fire District 3 Engine. From 6 to 7:30 p.m., the festivities move to the warmth of the community center, where children can have their pictures taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The $5 per-picture proceeds benefit the city’s Summer Playground Program.

The North County Community Food Bank will provide warm and tasty refreshments. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items or cash donations to benefit the food bank. To learn more, visit


RTC board meeting Dec. 6

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

rtcbanner-p1The next Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council (RTC) Board of Directors meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the Sixth Floor Training Room of the Clark County Public Service Center, 1200 Franklin St. in Vancouver. Copies of the agenda are available here. Materials will also be available at the meeting. For more information, contact the RTC at or visit and click on “Board of Directors” under the “Information” tab.


A Christmas Tail holiday store opens at ReTails Thrift this weekend, pictures with Santa Dec. 3 and 4

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


The Humane Society for Southwest Washington (HSSW) welcomes the return of the holiday season with two annual traditions – Pet Portraits with Santa and A Christmas Tail holiday store within ReTails Thrift Store, 5000 E Fourth Plain Blvd. in Vancouver.

On Friday, Dec. 2, from 2 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Holiday Pet Portraits will take place at ReTails Thrift Store. Digital images will be available for download the following week. Printed images are not available on site. Pet portrait sessions cost $15 and do not require an appointment. To save time, registration forms may be completed in advance by visiting

A Christmas Tail is a store within a store that features wreaths, trees, ornaments and a large variety of other holiday items. The holiday store is produced and staffed by HSSW volunteers. Both holiday programs, Pet Portraits and A Christmas Tail, help support HSSW.