Back Issues: September, 2017

Annual Friends of the Poor 5k Sept. 30

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Friends of the Poor 5k is slated for next Saturday, Sept. 30. The event will help serve those in the community in need of food, clothing, and shelter. The walk/run is part of a national program coordinated by the development team at the national office of St. Vincent de Paul which also provides assistance with rent, utilities, and transportation.

The fun begins at the Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater at 218 West 12th St. in downtown Vancouver. The 5K route will take participants along the beautiful Columbia River waterfront and cross over the Highway 14 freeway, past the old apple tree and through Fort Vancouver park grounds.

The event concludes at the Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater with awards and refreshments. For more information and to register, visit www.svdpusa.net/fop.

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Columbia Credit Union Remodeled Homes Tour Sept. 30, Oct. 1

Friday, September 22, 2017

Expert advice and inspiration can be found on September 30 & October 1 at the Columbia Credit Union Remodeled Homes Tour presented by Contract Furnishings Mart and DeWils. Four projects showcase the fine craftsmanship of Remodelers of Clark County (ROCC) members. ROCC members will be on hand at each project to answer questions and offer remodeling insight. Featured projects in this year’s tour are:

  • Renew Creations – Granny Apartment in Battle Ground
  • A.C.T. Builders, LLC – Kitchen/Dining/Foyer in Vancouver
  • Scherer Enterprises – Kitchen/Multi-Function Space/Outdoor Living in Vancouver
  • Millar Construction – Whole Home Update in Ridgefield

Homes are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Directions to each home will be posted on the Remodeled Homes Tour website on Friday, Sept. 29. Admission is $10 for adults and children ages 13 and up. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased online at www.remodeledhomestour.com or at each project location on the day of the event (cash only). The Columbia Credit Union Remodeled Homes Tour is produced by the Building Industry Association.

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Second annual dining month returns to Vancouver in October

Friday, September 22, 2017

This October, Visit Vancouver USA will present Dine the Couve to local foodies and culinary tourists alike. The second annual dining month will bring together 22 original eateries from across the city to serve three items for $23 (alongside regular menu offerings), while five breweries and taprooms will offer $3 drink specials for the entire month. Participating restaurants include:

  • Niche Wine Bar & Bistro
  • Ben’s Bottle Shop
  • NOM NOM Restaurant & Grill
  • Farrar’s Bistro & Bar
  • Rally Pizza
  • Gray’s at the Park
  • Say Ciao! Tap Room & Eatery
  • The Grocery Cocktail & Social
  • Sixth Avenue Bistro
  • Heathen Feral Public House
  • Smokehouse Provisions
  • La Bottega
  • Tommy O’s Pacific Rim Bistro
  • Little Conejo
  • Uptown Barrel Room
  • Low Bar
  • Vancouver Pizza Company
  • LUXE
  • WareHouse ‘23
  • Tabor Brewing – The Pub
  • Willem’s on Main

All participating restaurants will provide diners with a three-part menu, which may include any combination of soup, salad, appetizer, entree, dessert or craft beverage. All menus for Dine the Couve will be posted online by Sept. 29 at VisitVancouverUSA.com/DineTheCouve. Use #DineTheCouve to share dining experiences on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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VSO opens 39th season with legendary violinist Anne Akiko Meyers Sept. 30, Oct. 1

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s 2017-2018 season begins with a concert featuring the return of the world’s best-selling classical recording artist, Anne Akiko Meyers, to the Skyview Concert Hall stage. She joins the orchestra, led by Music Director and world-renowned Conductor Maestro Salvador Brotons.

Meyers will perform Ravel’s Tzigane for Violin & Orchestra and Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso by Saint-Saëns. The concert begins with two Slavonic Dances by Dvořák and concludes with a showpiece for the orchestra, Rachmaninoff’s final work, the Symphonic Dances. Originally meant for a ballet, this stunning virtuoso masterwork is the only score Rachmaninoff composed in this country.

The performances are Saturday, Sept. 30, at 3 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $34 to $50, $10 for students with ID. Skyview Concert Hall is located at 1300 NW 139th St. in Vancouver. For further details and to purchase tickets, visit vancouversymphony.org or call 360-735-7278.

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