Back Issues: March 8th, 2017
A new workshop will provide the latest tips and information about local garbage and recycling systems tonight, Tuesday, March 14. Recycling 101 is a free, informative, after-work class that is open to the public. Those who attend and share their new recycling knowledge can help their neighborhood association earn $120. Space is limited. The class is from 6 to 7 p.m., in the Hudson building, 1st floor community room, 101 E Sixth St. For more information and to reserve a spot, contact Julie Gilbertson at the City of Vancouver’s Solid Waste Services at 360-487-7162 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ridgefield School District is celebrating Youth Arts Month in a big way this year, partnering with local businesses, organizations, the city of Ridgefield and local artists to offer an abundance of opportunities for children and the Ridgefield community to discover their creative side through art and music throughout the entire month of March. Ridgefield Community Education is offering a variety of free arts and crafts classes for the community and for kids of all ages. The classes include watercolor painting, ceramics, and block carving and printing, to name a few. Also planned are events in creative expression, providing opportunities for students to appreciate and learn music, dance, photography and storytelling. For more information, including a complete schedule of Ridgefield Youth Arts Month events, visit www.ridgefieldyoutharts.com.
World Forestry Center celebrates International Day of Forests with free day in museum and spring break activitiesWednesday, March 8th, 2017
The World Forestry Center Discovery Museum is opening its doors for free on Tuesday, Mar. 21, to help celebrate International Day of Forests. The United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/67/200 in December 2012, which declared that March 21 of each year is to be observed as the International Day of Forests.
Additionally, the Discovery Museum, normally closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the winter, will be open all days during the weeks of March 27 and April 3 to help celebrate Spring Breaks in the region.
During Spring Break weeks, the museum will highlight a different forest type and children will be given a “passport” that they can fill with stamps for each day. There will also be a “Find Sasquatch” activity encouraging visitors to explore the museum and find The Elusive Sasquatch hiding somewhere with a special prize available once he’s found. To round out the fun, a selfie station, crafts and other educational activities will be available each day. For more information, visit www.worldforestry.org or call 503-228-1367.
Student artists from throughout Southwest Washington will be recognized for their outstanding artwork at the 2017 Southwest Washington Regional High School Art Show, hosted by Educational Service District 112.
Now it its 44th year, the art show is one of the few opportunities for area art students to receive recognition and exposure for their work. The art show received 278 entries this year from high school students from throughout the six-county region of Southwest Washington.
The artwork is on display through April 7, at ESD 112, 2500 NE 65th Ave. in Vancouver. The opening reception and ceremony presentation will take place Tuesday, Mar. 14, from 5 to 7 p.m., at ESD 112. The Gallery will open at 5 p.m., and the awards program begins at 6 p.m.
Twenty pieces will receive Regional Awards and will compete against entries from around Washington state in the Annual State Superintendent of Public Instruction Art Show in Olympia in April.