Back Issues: September 11, 2017

Sturgeon Festival Sept. 16

Monday, September 11, 2017

Spectacular sturgeon, breathtaking birds and remarkable reptiles will be showcased at the 21st annual Sturgeon Festival this Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Water Resources Education Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way. This free family event attracts hundreds to celebrate and learn about sturgeon, a family of fish that has been in existence more than 100 million years.

Highlights include a close-up view during a fish dissection at 10:30 a.m., a live bird presentation by the Audubon Society of Portland at noon, and a captivating live reptile show presented by Steve’s Creature Feature at 1:30 p.m. Families can also enjoy kids face painting, crafts and hands-on science activities, and an interactive macroinvertebrate investigation station.

Guests are invited to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the Water Center’s outdoor lawn and picnic area during the festival. The City of Vancouver’s Water Wagon will be on site to keep everyone hydrated throughout the event. In an effort to keep waste to a minimum, guests are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles and pack lunches in reusable containers.

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Arts and Culture Summit Sept. 23

Monday, September 11, 2017

The second Arts and Culture summit will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Artillery Barracks building at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Reserve. Anyone interested in the future of the arts in the community is invited to attend.

This will be an all-day gathering of arts organizations, business leaders, local representatives, and individuals who want to see the arts thrive north of the Columbia River. Activities include fast-paced presentations, panel discussions, afternoon workshops and more.

The focus will be on generating the ideas and momentum to create much-needed venues and spaces for arts and culture activities. Particular attention will be given to buildings and infrastructure because of the number of development projects imminent or underway which may include arts and culture components.

Registration is $35 per person. The summit agenda, a complete list of speakers and panelists, and registration information can be found at artsofclarkcounty.org.

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Bravo! Northwest Chorale auditions new singers

Monday, September 11, 2017

The Bravo! Northwest Chorale announces auditions for its 25th Anniversary Concert Season. The chorale performs in concert with the Northwest Chamber Orchestra and nationally acclaimed soloists. Some paid positions are available. This season the chorale will perform three concerts in Vancouver and Portland, including: George F. Handel’s Messiah, Maurice Durufle’s Requiem and Bach, Beethoven and the Blues. Auditions will consist of a favorite song that best represents singing ability, reading music at sight and rhythm exercises, and vocal exercises to determine range and quality. To schedule an audition, contact Dr. Maria Manzo at 360-906-0441 or click the “Audition” link at www.bravoconcerts.com and complete the online audition form.

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Skippers on Hwy 99 hosts fundraiser for DOGPAW Sept. 16

Monday, September 11, 2017

The Skippers restaurant located at 6304 NE Hwy 99, is hosting a fundraiser for DOGPAW off-leash parks this Saturday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Customers that mention they wish to support the nonprofit will see 40 percent of their bill donated to DOGPAW. Skippers will have limited seating outdoors for people who would like to bring their dogs. Battle Ground High School Cheerleaders will be there to help with the fundraising. Find the event on Facebook, here.

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