Back Issues: April 4th, 2017

Alcohol Inks workshop April 18

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

https---cdn.evbuc.com-images-29940710-199327779288-1-originalVancouver Art Space is hosting an alcohol inks workshop on Tuesday, April 18. Alcohol inks are an acid-free, highly-pigmented, and fast drying medium to be used on non-porous surfaces. Mixing colors can create a vibrant marbled effect. Participants can choose from four projects: Four tile coasters, a 5 x 12 tile plaque, a coffee mug, or a bottle. Instruction, materials, and supplies are provided. Registration is $40 to $45. The class is from 10 a.m. to noon at Vancouver Art Space, 2701 NE 114th Ave. Ste. 3 in Vancouver. For more information and to register, click here.

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Annual Shindig Concert and Dance to benefit the Veterans Memorial April 14

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

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The fourth annual Country Shindig Concert & Dance to benefit the Veterans Memorial will be held on Friday, April 14, from 6 to 10 p.m., at the Battle Ground Community Center. The event, presented by Columbia Credit Union, features local favorite Branded Band. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, as will raffle tickets for prizes such as private wine tastings, a weekend at the beach, gourmet baskets and more.

The Veterans Memorial, located in Battle Ground’s Kiwanis Park was dedicated on November 11, 2015. The names of 31 honored veterans, local Battle Ground service members who died in service to our country, are engraved on its walls. The memorial was fully funded by donations, evidence of the community’s steadfast commitment to honoring those who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces and those who died protecting our freedom. Visit the memorial online at www.cityofbg.org/veteransmemorial.

Pre-sale tickets for the 21 and older event are $10 per person or pay $15 at the door. Purchase pre-sale tickets at the Battle Ground Community Center, located at 912 E Main St. in Battle Ground, or online through the Parks Foundation of Clark County at www.parksfoundation.us/countryshindig.

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WSU Extension Clark County’s next On the Road Tour April 20, register by April 13

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

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The WSU Extension Clark County Master Gardener On the Road Tours will be a fun day for gardeners and pet lovers too. Reservations are now open for “Birds, Bees, Blooms, and Fish,” slated for  Thursday, April 20 , from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The first stop is Kaija’s Garden and Pet, an old -fashioned feed store and nursery in Chelahis. The business was established in 1947 and offers many items for both indoor and outdoor gardens. The next stop is In Centralia, at Pioneer West Garden and Pet Center. They have pets and fish, bee equipment, and a large variety of citrus. The last stop is at Lael’s Moon Nursery. Tourists can peruse over a thousand plants, including rare varieties.

Tourists are on their own for lunch at Berry Fields Cafe. Registration for the event is $30, and must be done by Thursday, April 13. For more information and to sign up, visit http://bpt.me/2894237. For questions, contact Erika Johnson at 360-397-6060 x 5738 or erika.d.johnson@wsu.edu.

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Homeless but not Hopeless art exhibit at Fort Vancouver Community Library opens this afternoon with artist discussion

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

homeless1Artwork by people who have experienced homelessness will be on display at the Fort Vancouver Community Library starting today, Tuesday, April 4, and running through Tuesday, May 16. The artwork is done by artists who have experienced homelessness, yet continue to bring joy and hope to others through the visual arts. Artist Mandi Vee will discuss her art and share her story at a reception this afternoon from 3:30 to 6 p.m. The library is located at 901 C St.

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