Back Issues: August 16, 2017

Jaime Herrera Beutler to host annual Jobs Fair Aug. 21

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

 

U.S. Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler will host her seventh annual Southwest Washington Jobs Fair on Monday, Aug. 21. The fair will be held at Warehouse ‘23 in Vancouver, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

This free event will be open to all Southwest Washington residents and will include employers from a variety of industries. Over 30 employers plan to attend. For a list of employers and positions available, visit click here.

“Supporting employers to create new jobs, protecting jobs that exist, and helping those who are seeking employment have been my top priorities in Congress,” says Herrera Beutler. “While it’s positive that unemployment has decreased in our region, there are still a lot of folks I talk to who are looking for work or better-paying jobs.”

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Clark County Quilters welcomes new president for 2017-2018

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Clark County Quilters (CCQ) will kick-off their 43rd year in Southwest Washington at the first general meeting on Sept. 14. ​Leading the guild will be CCQ’s new President, Su Holmes, who will serve as the guild’s president for 2017-2018. CCQ is a non-profit corporation in Vancouver, established in 1974. The guild is supported by almost 500 members. Membership dues are $25 per year. General meetings are held the second Thursday of each month, September through June, at a new temporary location Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E Main St. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. Non-members are asked to pay $5 per meeting to help cover speaker fees.

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Coolade performs at final Riverview Six to Sunset Concert Aug. 17

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Riverview Six to Sunset Concert Series concludes this Thursday, Aug. 17, with Coolade. This concert was originally scheduled for Aug. 3, but was rescheduled due to extreme heat. Coolade plays favorite party hits from the 1960s to today. With exceptional musicianship, star powered vocals, and lots of interactive fun, their energetic performance will keep the croud dancing and entertained until the last song. Visitors can bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic dinner, or purchase food from vendors in the park. Smoking, alcohol and BBQ grills are not permitted in the park. To learn more about the series, click here.

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The Front Porch storytelling Aug. 17

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Front Porch Battle Ground is back for another round of storytelling this Thursday, Aug. 17, at from 7 to 9 p.m. The mission of Front Porch is to nurture the art of storytelling as a means to build a connected community. Admission is $5, and all ages are welcome. The theme is “To Tell the Truth.” The Hummus Hummus Middle Eastern Cuisine food truck will be on site at 6 p.m., so bring an appetite and have dinner at the Nine (Connect BG Headquarters at the old Lewisville Middle school campus in the courtyard). Guitar and vocals are by a local student artist, Deonte Conley (think Ed Sheeran). All proceeds generated by The Front Porch events go toward local charities.

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