Back Issues: August 29, 2017

Oregon Air National Guardsmen deployed to Texas to provide humanitarian support

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Members of the Oregon Air National Guard’s 125th Special Tactics Squadron have been called to provide humanitarian support for Hurricane Harvey relief in Texas. Approximately 15 Oregon Air National Guardsmen departed from Portland Air National Guard Base (PANG) yesterday afternoon. The contingent consists of two teams and a command element, which is comprised of Combat Controllers and Pararescuemen. The Airfield Operations mission will be to restore airfields that are inaccessible or unusable so that supplies and rescue efforts can be flown to them. The second mission includes use of Zodiac boats and Humvees from PANG to assist rescue operations. Special Tactics Airman will also assist aviation units already at the scene with helicopter hoisting rescues as needed.

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Take Magenta Theater’s survey for a chance to win two season samplers

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Magenta Theater recently decided to undertake a strategic planning process to define the direction of the organization in future years. An essential aspect to informing this process are the thoughts of the community. Those with a few minutes to spare are asked to take an online survey now through Saturday, Sept. 2. Opinions will remain completely anonymous, to be reviewed by a third-party consultant. Participants will be entered to win two 2018 Season Samplers. These are tickets to three mainstage productions of the winner’s choice, a $120 value. To learn more and take the survey, click here.

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Presentation on tea cultivation in the Pacific Northwest Sept. 16

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

WSU Extension Clark County Master Gardeners and Clark County Public Health-Solid Waste Outreach present: Tea Cultivation in the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Pacific Park-Natural Demonstration Area, located at NE 18th St. and NE 172nd Ave. in Vancouver. Elizabeth Miller and Chris Jenkins, owners of Minto Island Tea Company, will give a presentation and discussion on cultivation, picking and processing  of Camellia sinensis in the Pacific Northwest. Tea samples will be on hand and plants will be available for sale. Attendees should bring a lawn chair and wear work clothes. The cost is free with 45 minutes of service at the demomonstration garden. No registration required. For more information, contact Erika Johnson at 360-397-6060 ext. 5738 or Erika.d.johnson@wsu.edu.

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Chor Anno in concert Sept. 16

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

 

Chor Anno, a 30-voice, professional level choir based in Vancouver but with singers from all around the northwest, returns to this area for concerts in September. Chor Anno, (Latin for “annual choir”) is made up primarily of choral directors from schools and universities from four NW states. The group meets in May for a read-through of the music, then again for three days in August for intensive preparation for the fall concerts.

This year’s Chor Anno concert is set for Sept.16, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Fourth Plain Blvd. and F Street in Vancouver. The concert starts at 7 p.m. While the suggested donation at the door is $20, Meharg is quick to point out that you may give more or less.  Families are encouraged to come, donating as they see fit.

Guests will not be asked to turn off cell phones at this concert. Instead, listeners will be shown a way to open a page that allows one scroll the lyrics of each song. 

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