Back Issues: October 11, 2017

FVRL Foundation’s 2017 Authors and Illustrators Dinner and Silent Auction Nov. 8

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Rebecca Skloot, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, will be the featured speaker at Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL) Foundation‘s annual Authors & Illustrators Dinner & Silent Auction on Wednesday, Nov. 8. The event is at the Hilton Vancouver from 5 to 9:30 p.m.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks has been translated into more than 25 languages, was made into an HBO movie starring Oprah Winfrey, and was featured as a best book of 2010 by more than 60 media outlets, including Amazon’s Best Book of the Year, National Public Radio Best of the Bestsellers, Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and many others.

Tickets are $85 each, and tables for 10 are available for $850. There are also a limited number of tickets available for a private reception with Skloot for $50 per person. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit  www.fvrlfoundation.org.

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Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic features Washington State Poet Laureate Oct. 12

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic will feature special guest, Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall on Thursday, Oct. 12. Marshall has invited WA 129 contributors to join him in reading their contributions to the book and forthcoming digital version.

Selected from thousands of submissions by Washington poets, WA129 features the overwhelming talent of the state’s writers. Honoring Washington’s 129 years of statehood, this anthology features 129 Washington poets, some published for the first time. Each poem beautifully describes a deep felt connection to Washington through poems of cherished hometowns, Washington’s wondrous landscapes, racial divisions and cultures, experiences only found in this great state, and a variety of other topics.

Hosted by Christopher Luna and Toni Partington of Printed Matter Vancouver, Open Mic begins at 7 p.m., at Angst Gallery, 1015 Main St. Food and libation will be available for purchase from Niche Wine Bar. Learn more at www.printedmattervancouver.com.

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Data breaches and identity theft at the next Business Growth MAP Alliance forum Oct. 18

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Learn how to protect businesses from data breaches and identity theft at WSU Vancouver’s upcoming Business Growth MAP Alliance forum. It will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Oct. 18, at the Pacific Continental Bank Community Room, 101 E Sixth St., Vancouver.

Bob Gregg, former CEO of ID Experts, will discuss key ways for small businesses to protect sensitive information from prying eyes and hackers. Gregg is an expert in the prevention, remediation, and restoration of privacy data breaching for corporations and government agencies.

The forum is open to all. Register online at business.vancouver.wsu.edu/bgmap and click the link “Upcoming events.” Admssion is $10 per person in advance or $15 per person at the door. There is no cost for students with a valid WSU student ID.

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Alzheimer’s Association hosts town hall Oct. 12

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Alzheimer’s Association, Washington State Chapter is hosting a Town Hall in Vancouver on Thursday, Oct 12, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. This event is one of 15 being held across Washington and Northern Idaho to educate community members on the Washington State Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias.

The State Plan will help public and private sectors organize to address the growing population of diagnosed individuals in Washington. It addresses meeting the needs of caregivers, reducing stigma associated with dementia, raising awareness, increasing availability and affordability of long-term services, and it also supports increasing the quality and availability of paid aides.

“These town halls are an effort to continue the attention of state officials to the importance of addressing the challenges of better supporting people with Alzheimer’s and those who care for them.” says Executive Director Bob Le Roy. The town hall will be held at the Health Education Center at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, 400 NE Mother Joseph Pl. The event is free and no prior registration is required.

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