Back Issues: March 27, 2017

Community Easter egg hunt April 8

Monday, March 27, 2017

Kids and families are invited to an “Easter E-G-G-stravaganza” Saturday, April 8, from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., at St. John Lutheran Church, 11005 NE Hwy 99, Vancouver. Toddlers through fifth graders and their parents are invited to participate in the free public event. The festivities will be held outside on the church grounds where the plastic eggs filled with candy will be hidden.

The church asks that you bring your own basket. Should the weather not co-operate, the hunt will move into the church. A light lunch will be provided after the hunt. Those interested in donating candy for the eggs can drop it off at the church anytime before Wednesday, April 5. For more information or questions, call 360-573-1461 or email

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Presentation on preparing for “The Big One” April 6

Monday, March 27, 2017


WSU Vancouver will host a free public presentation ThursdayApril 6, on preparing for the aftereffects of a major earthquake. The one-hour presentation will be offered at two times, 3 and 6:30 p.m., in the Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110. Raffle prizes will be given out.

Scott Johnson, emergency management division manager for Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency, will explain what to expect–and how to prepare–for a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake, A.K.A. “The Big One.”

Guests will be able to browse emergency products and learn about local resources in Dengerink Administration Building, Rooms 129 and 130. from 2 to 7 p.m. Resource vendors include American Red Cross, Big Blok, Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency, Emergency Essentials and Thrive Life. For more information, click here or contact Anne O’Neill at


Students tour Two Rivers Heritage museum for free during Spring break

Monday, March 27, 2017
Docent Marilyn Brown with museum guests

Docent Marilyn Brown with museum guests

Area students are invited to tour the Two Rivers Heritage Museum for free, with a paying adult, April 6 through 8. “This is a great opportunity for families to discover more about the rich history of our communities,” said Camas Washougal Historical Society President, Jim Cobb.

The museum features many displays including a large collection of authentic Native American basketry and stone tools, artifacts and information on local industry and businesses, antique medical implements, an old fashioned classroom, files filled with information on local families and even a 1950’s kitchen.

The Two Rivers Heritage Museum is located at 1 Durgan Street in Washougal and open March through October. Regular hours are Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Regularly, admission costs are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for students and free for children under 5 and all CWHS members. For more information about the CWHS and the Two Rivers Heritage Museum go to 


Woodland and La Center Community Libraries welcome new branch managers, Meet and Greet April 5

Monday, March 27, 2017

Jennifer Hauan


Susan Barrows











Fort Vancouver Regional Library District (FVRLD) has selected new branch managers for vacant positions in Woodland and La Center. The two positions became open when Justin Keeler, who managed both branches, was hired as the Director of FVRL’s new Outreach and Community Partnerships division.

The newest branch manager at Woodland Community Library is Jennifer Hauan, a former Senior Public Services Librarian at Vancouver Community Library who coordinated and participated in such community outreach programs as the Vancouver Downtown Association’s First Friday program, the Clark County Corrections re-entry program. She also helped facilitate Vancouver Community Library’s Job Lab and computer literacy classes.

Susan Barrows, who most recently served as the FVRL’s district-wide selector of youth materials, has been appointed as the branch manager at La Center Community Library. Barrows’ experience also includes serving as the Assistant Branch Manager at the Battle Ground Community Library, as well as supervisory roles at branches within the Multnomah County Library District.

The public is invited to visit with and welcome their new community librarians. Woodland Community Library will host a “Meet and Greet” with Hauan from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, at the library, 770 Park St. La Center will host their event for Barrows that same day from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the library, 1411 NE Lockwood Creek Rd.