Back Issues: February 14, 2017

Journey Theater’s “James and the Giant Peach Jr.” opens this Friday

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, James and the Giant Peach Jr. is a brand new take on this “masterpeach” of a tale. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic.

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.

The show opens at 7 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 17. Additional show times are 7 p.m. on Feb. 18, and 24; and 2 p.m., on Feb. 25 and 26. Pre-sale adult tickets are $14 per person. Youth and senior tickets are $10. Groups of 10 or more are $9. The “family day” performance is Feb. 18, at  7 p.m. with all tickets $10 in advance. Tickets for all performances will be $4 more at the door. For more information and tickets, visit journeytheater.org or call 360-750-8550.

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Commission on Aging meets Feb. 21

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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The Commission on Aging will present a summary of its fourth year of work to the Board of County Councilors at 4:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the sixth-floor Hearing Room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. The meeting will be carried live on CVTV Channel 23 and online at www.cvtv.org.

Commission members will share a progress report on the 2016 housing series and highlights of the Housing Summit. They will make recommendations about successful aging-in-place and discuss their 2017 work program, which will focus on supportive service topics.

The Commission on Aging, supported by the Board of County Councilors, is a nine-member volunteer group that implements the Aging Readiness Plan and provides leadership addressing needs of aging community members. For more information about the commission, visit www.clark.wa.gov/community-planning/commission-aging.

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NWABA’s annual dinner & fundraiser Feb. 25

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

NWABA_GameChanger_967x365Graphic_2016Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) will host the eighth annual Dinner & Auction, Game Changer on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Red Lion Jantzen Beach. Doors open at 6 p.m. Guests will enjoy entertainment, exciting live and silent auction items, a delectable meal, fine wine, powerful testimonials, and much more. Live auction items include a trip to New York City to see this year’s biggest Broadway hit Hamilton, a three-day guided Alaskan fishing trip, and a week’s stay in Hawaii. Individual seats are $125 per person or $1,250 for a table of ten guests. Individual seats and tables are still available by visiting www.nwaba.org or calling 360-448-7254.

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Annual book drive at Clark College Book Store on now

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Seuss-cat-hatClark College has chosen Vancouver’s King Elementary School as the beneficiary of its ninth annual book drive, which runs now through Tuesday, Feb. 28. This year’s book selection is Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat, a favorite among children for seven decades. Copies of the selected Dr. Seuss books are available for purchase and donation through February for $6.85 each (plus tax). Each book will include a nameplate with the donor’s name. Donors will be able to purchase books at the Bookstore or at www.clarkbookstore.com.

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