Back Issues: March 30th, 2017

City extends deadline for Parks and Recreation advisory commission vacancies

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

logo2015bThe City of Vancouver is extending the application deadline for three vacant volunteer positions on the Vancouver Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission (PRAC) to 5 p.m. Friday, April 14. This recruitment is for a one year position and a two-year position, both beginning immediately upon appointment, and a three-year position, beginning July 1, 2017. Applicants for these positions must live within the Vancouver city limits. To apply online, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/boards. To request an application or for more information, contact Amanda Delapena in the City Manager’s Office at City Hall, PO Box 1995, Vancouver, WA, 98668, amanda.delapena@cityofvancouver.us or 360-487-8605. Visit www.cityofvanouver.us/prac to learn more about the PRAC, including past meeting minutes and agendas.

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Professional Writers Series features Margaret Malone April 6

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

margaret-maloneThe Professional Writers Series at WSU Vancouver concludes next week with Margaret Malone: “One Writer’s Path.” Malone’s debut, a story collection called People Like You, was a finalist for the 2016 PEN Hemingway Award, winner of the Balcones Fiction Prize and a Best Book selection by Powell’s, the Oregonian and the Portland Mercury. She has received an Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship, has been a volunteer facilitator with the nonprofit Write Around Portland, and hosts an art and literary gathering called SHARE. Her presentation is Thursday, April 6, from 7 to 8 p.m., in the Multimedia Classroom Building, Room 6. The annual series features writers that represent a variety of literary genres and styles, from short stories and memoirs to podcasts, biography and poetry. The series is free and open to the public.

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Black Chair Project at Magenta: “Twelve Angry Jurors” this Friday

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Magenta’s “Black Chair Project” productions have become audience favorites. Each one is only for one performance, and tickets sell out fast. The next edition is this Friday, March 31. Twelve Angry Jurors is adapted by Sherman L. Sergel, and based on the Emmy award-winning television movie by Reginald Rose.

A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an open-and-shut case until one of the jurors begins opening the others’ eyes to the facts. Soon the deliberations become personal, with each juror revealing his or her own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their eyes. The jurors’ final verdict, and how they reach it add up to a fine, mature piece of dramatic literature.

The performance is produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing, and directed by Jaynie Roberts. Approximate running time is 80 minutes. Doors open at 7 p.m., the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door if available. Magenta Theater is located at 1108 Main St. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit www.magentatheater.com.

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Vancouver Lake open house April 13

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

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The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, City of Vancouver, Clark County, and the Port of Vancouver USA invite the public to the second annual open house for Vancouver Lake on Thursday, April 13, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Water Resources Education Center in Vancouver. People are encouraged to drop in any time, though there will be a brief program at 5:30 p.m., followed by a free prize drawing. There is no cost to attend.

Representatives from groups involved at Vancouver Lake will be on hand to answer questions about their work and share ways individuals can get involved in recreation or volunteering at the lake.

Among the groups attending are Sierra Club/Loo Wit Group, Vancouver Lake Sailing Club, Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, Vancouver Lake Aquatic Center, and the Vancouver Watershed Alliance. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will discuss a planned restoration project at nearby Buckmire Slough that will improve habitat for waterfowl and salmonids.

For more information about programs at Vancouver Lake or the open house, contact Vanessa Bird at the Estuary Partnership at 503-226‐1565.

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