Back Issues: October 18, 2017

Arts commissioners seeks new county poet laureate

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Clark County Arts Commission is accepting applications for a resident who will serve as the next Clark County Poet Laureate. The commission is seeking an experienced poet to share his or her passion for the literary form with the community.

This two-year position includes public speaking engagements, teaching, open mic readings and a stewardship in the Poetry Moves program sponsored by C-Tran and the nonprofit Arts of Clark County.

The Clark County Poet Laureate position is voluntary, but the commission is seeking funding for the program. Applications are at http://www.artsofclarkcounty.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Poet_Laureate_Application.pdf.

Applications must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, Nov. 1. Submission instructions are included with the application. All applicants will be notified of the commission’s selection by Nov. 15.

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Halloween Show at Magenta Theater Oct. 27 and 28

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

When Magenta Theater’s former house band left in 2013 to pursue non-theatrical music opportunities, Artistic Director Jaynie Roberts vowed that one day Magenta would have another band. The theme of desiring a band runs through the script of Dead Beats, except in this fantastical tale, it is Professor Frankenvalley who wants one to participate in the Transylvania Music Festival.

The hostess throughout the show is Frau Bloomer, a rather unfortunately featured woman with a penchant for speaking in a severe Austrian/German accent, interspersed with the occasional French word. The ever-present servant, Algore, houses more than secrets in his hump, and Cyril the Monster complements the band with his enviable finger-snapping. Created by the professor using ‘this, that and the other’ picked up in the local cemetery.

The band plays a variety of Halloween-appropriate songs and there is family-friendly banter to accompany the numerous dance numbers.  The only real thing missing is a lead singer for the band.  And that’s what Frau Bloomer plots throughout the show, only to be foiled by an unexpected visitor.

Performances are Oct. 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, and $15 at the door (as available). For more informtation and tickets, visit http://www.MagentaTickets.com/tickets.

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Divine Consign hosts Bunco Night for Assistance League of Southwest Washington Oct. 19

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Divine Consign, Vancouver’s nonprofit furniture restoration store that donates proceeds to local charities, is hosting another fun night of Bunco this Thursday, Oct. 19. Tickets are $20 per person and include bunco, food and beverage. All proceeds from the event will benefit Assistance League of Southwest Washington (AL).

AL is a nonprofit, all-volutneer organization dedicated to providing programs and services to enrich and improve the quality of life in the community.

Guests will enjoy an evening featuring delicious snacks, wine and prizes. The event is from 6 to 9 p.m. at Divine Consign, 904 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. Interested parties can make a reservation by emailing assistanceleaguesswa@gmail.com, and then paying at the door.

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Historical novelist Jane Kirkpatrick discuss latest novel Oct. 21

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

On Saturday, Oct. 21, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center, widely-known and cherished historical novelist Jane Kirkpatrick will be discussing stories and characters of the Pacific Northwest. In Kirkpatrick’s most recent novel, Jennie Pickett Parrish is a natural healer, but her dream to become a doctor in 1870’s Oregon puts her at odds with the world around her. As she struggles to keep her dream alive, she finds that the road to fulfillment winds past love, heartache, and plenty of surprises along the way. Following the presentation at 1 p.m., Kirkpatrick will sign copies of her most recent book, All She Left Behind, which will be available for sale at the Friends of Fort Vancouver book store in the Visitor Center.

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