Back Issues: April 10th, 2017
Friends of EOCF (Educational Opportunities for Children and Families) is holding the sixth annual Early Learning Champions Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 10, at noon at Club Green Meadows in Vancouver. They will award recipients who are chosen for their outstanding investment of time, talent and treasure in programs that support education for children ages birth to five. Community involvement is welcome and encouraged. Nominations can be made using this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8SMYXZ3 or on paper form by request at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 360-567-2701. The deadline has been extended from March 31 to April 20.
“Eggs-citing times” are in store Saturday, April 15, when the Oregon Zoo hosts its annual Rabbit Romp, a celebration of spring geared toward families. Rabbit Romp is free with regular zoo admission.
Rabbit Romp features candy “egg” hunts every 10 to 15 minutes between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Children ages three to 10 are invited to hunt for eggs, candy and prizes. (All “plastic” eggs are fully compostable Eco Eggs.) Toddlers two and under can participate in a special hunt organized especially for them. Guests should bring their own baskets to collect the treats.
Rabbit Romp festivities also include pettable animals at the Family Farm, bunny crafts, games, photo opportunities, and a chance to meet some of the Wildlife Live program’s animals at Elephant Plaza. For more information, visit www.oregonzoo.com.
The Clark County Fair has announced four concerts planned during the run of the fair Friday, Aug. 4 through Sunday, Aug. 13. Every year, the Clark County Fair seeks the top artists and award-winning bands to thrill the crowds. The series features:
- August 4: Old Dominion
- August 5: The Marshall Tucker Band
- August 6: The B-52s
- August 7: M.E. Live – Melissa Etheridge
All four will be performing live at the Excavator Rental Services (ERS) Grandstand. The “close-to-stage” reserved seats inside the ERS Grandstand include admission to the Clark County Fair (day of concert only). Concert-goers can enjoy an entire day at the fair and see these amazing concerts at night, or sit in the free grandstand area and enjoy the bands. Tickets go on sale Monday, April 17, at 10 a.m., at www.ClarkCoFair.com.
Ducklings and chicks are popular at this time of year. But handling and nuzzling them is a good way to acquire a Salmonella infection, which can cause severe diarrhea, fever and stomach pain. “Children are especially at risk of illness because they are less likely to wash their hands and have more frequent hand-to-mouth contact than adults,” says Clark County Health Officer Dr. Alan Melnick. “We suggest a trip to the zoo or a stuffed animal as a better springtime gift for your child.” Symptoms of Salmonella infection begin one to three days after exposure and usually continue for four to seven days. Although most people will recover without medical treatment, some could require hospitalization.