Back Issues: September 12, 2017

Port of Woodland commissioners hold regular meeting Sept. 21

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Port of Woodland Board of Commissioners will hold a regular meeting on Sept. 21, in the Cowlitz-Skamania Fire District No. 7, Conference Room, 11670 Lewis River Rd., Ariel, WA. The meeting begins at 5 p.m.

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Magenta Improv Theater Sept. 16

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Magenta Improv Theater (MIT) will present its 43rd show this Saturday, Sept. 16. Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 per person in advance or $12 at the door the night of the show (as available). Seating is general admission. This is the final performance for 2017.

In their own version of Who’s Line is it Anyway? the show features some old favorite games and a few new tricks. MIT players are adults and teens, and the shows are always clean and family-friendly. Audience participation is voluntary, and nobody will be called on unless he or she signals a desire to participate. The MIT players’ goal is simply to deliver a fun, laughter-filled evening.

Magenta Theater is located at 606 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. To learn more about MIT, Magenta Theater and upcoming productions, and to purchase tickets, visit www.magentatheater.com

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Local seniors invited to Free Day at Oregon Zoo Sept. 19

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Local seniors can reconnect with wildlife Tuesday, Sept. 19, during Senior Safari, a free day at the Oregon Zoo for anyone 65 or older. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., seniors (who may each bring along one free companion for the day) can attend animal talks, explore the grounds, and enjoy free rides on the zoo train and carousel. Throughout the day, visitors can also catch up with some honored citizens from the animal world. The Oregon Zoo has earned a stellar reputation for the exceptional and innovative care it provides its senior residents; many live far beyond the median life expectancy for their species, and some are even the oldest of their kind.

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Commission on Aging meeting Sept. 19

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The toll depression can take on an older adult’s health can be severe. Depression can complicate treatment of chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or cancer and make taking care of one’s self or seeking treatment more difficult. The next Commission on Aging meeting will focus on how to recognize the signs of depression and importance of seeing a health practitioner for treatment.

Two experts from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Southwest Washington will speak about mental health conditions that are not part of normal aging, how to identify symptoms, and what treatment options are available.

Also, Vancouver City Councilmember Alishia Topper will provide an update on the city’s affordable housing fund. The meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 4:30 p.m., in the sixth-floor Hearing Room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. It is open to the public.

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