Back Issues: March 24, 2017

Bubbles & Bunco benefits YWCA and Soroptomist International of SW Washington tonight

Friday, March 24, 2017


YWCA Clark County and Soroptimist International of Southwest Washington are co-hosting and benefiting from a night of food, drinks, and shopping tonight, Friday, March, 24. For just $25, players will receive unlimited bunco play, abundant appetizers, delicious desserts, a complimentary beverage, and the chance to win cash prizes.

There is also a terrific Bubbles & Bunco raffle basket. A $10 investment could return a bounty of products and gift certificates. It’s all on display at Divine Consign including 2 each $25 Lularoe gift cards, pampering products from Mary Kay and AVON, a $50 Visa cash card, home goods from Princess House, a Briar Bonnet, Kember’s Gluten Free mixes, a Silpada silver necklace, Young Living Essential Oils, a $25 Amazon gift card and much, much more.

Raffle tickets are only $10 and available to purchase at YWCA Clark County or Divine Consign. Participants need not be present to win. Bubbles & Bunco is tonight from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Divine Consign Furniture, 904 Main St. For more informaiton and to register, visit or call 360-906-9155.


Preview Day at WSU Vancouver April 1

Friday, March 24, 2017


Prospective Cougs are invited to WSU Vancouver’s Preview Day at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 1. Guests will learn about WSU Vancouver’s academic programs, the application process, financial aid and scholarships, campus life and more. There will also be campus tours beginning at noon. Tours will meet at the Firstenburg Family Fountain.

An admissions seminar will provide a campus overview, as well as admissions requirements and how to apply. Representatives from student organizations will share information about recreational and co-curricular activities, and student ambassadors will give insight into campus life, academics and student support services. Members of WSU Vancouver’s staff and faculty will be on hand to answer questions.

Demonstrating the “how-to” of college affordability, an A-Z Paying for College workshop will cover options for paying for college including loans, grants, waivers and scholarships. Financial aid experts will be on hand to answer individual questions. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP to


Battle Ground receives $25,000 grant for Computer Integrated Manufacturing at PHS

Friday, March 24, 2017

Grant_Photo_3 Battle Ground Public Schools has received a $25,000 grant to purchase new equipment for Prairie High School’s Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) class. The grant is from Project Lead the Way, a non-profit organization that provides hands-on curricula in the fields of computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. “The CIM class provides a unique opportunity to prepare students for their next step after high school,” says Cindy Arnold, the district’s director of career and technical education.”This class bridges engineering design with a more traditional shop class, which provides excellent training for the skills required by modern manufacturing jobs.” The $25,000 grant will be used to purchase a new CNC mill and robotic arm bundle, ensuring that the classroom is properly outfitted to fully take advantage of the curriculum.


Paintings by Don Gray at Anstine Sixth Floor Gallery through May, artist reception April 7

Friday, March 24, 2017


The paintings of Vancouver artist Don Gray will be on display in the Rebecca Anstine Gallery throughout March, April and May. A reception honoring Gray is slated for 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 7, at the gallery on the sixth floor of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. The event is sponsored by the Clark County Arts Commission. It is free and open to the public.

Gray has exhibited his work in museums and galleries across the country since 1977. As a young artist, Gray found inspiration in his surroundings growing up in rural Oregon. The exhibit at the Rebecca Anstine Gallery shows Gray’s enduring love of landscape, color and composition, as well as his joy of painting. Learn more about Gray and his work by visiting his website at

The Rebecca Anstine Sixth Floor Gallery was named in honor of Rebecca Anstine, a local artist and founding curator of the public exhibit space in the Public Service Center. She served as a Clark County Arts Commission board member. The Anstine Gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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