Back Issues: October 24, 2017

Holiday Sip & Shop returns to downtown Camas Nov. 16

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Holiday Sip & Shop is a kick-off to holiday shopping in Downtown Camas on Thursday, Nov. 16,  from 4 to 9 p.m., and a celebration of supporting local businesses for the holidays. The event features holiday shopping specials, specialty cocktail tastings, treats, holiday music, seasonal street lighting, and festive cheer throughout town.

The evening also includes a ride on a double decker bus through downtown and nearby neighborhoods sharing historic and fun facts about Camas and its homes and buildings as well as holiday music and cocktails. The bus will make loops approximately every 20 minutes, starting and ending at the Camas Hotel.

Ticket price for the event is $20 and includes the ride, 10 tasting tickets, a ticket to enter a basket raffle, and a holiday passport showing downtown specials. For every five stamps in your passport, be entered to win an “Enjoy Downtown Camas” package including an overnight stay in the beautiful Camas Hotel, dinner for two, movie tickets at the historic Liberty Theatre, and more. For more information and tickets, visit Pick up tickets and passports at the DCA table at Arktana Shoes, 415 NE Fourth Ave.


Reservations now accepted for Fort Vancouver’s Lantern Tours

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Photo by Steven Lane, courtesy of The Columbian, Steven Lane

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site has announced this season’s dates for its annual Lantern Tours at the national park. The series offers attendees an opportunity to view many of the resources of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in a different light-at night, on foot, and by candle lantern.

The Lantern Tour season runs from October through February each year. This season, the park is offering two different types of Lantern Tours: one which explores the reconstructed 19th century Hudson’s Bay Company Fort Vancouver, and another of the U.S. Army’s Vancouver Barracks.

Both Lantern Tours meet at the entrance gate to the reconstructed Fort Vancouver, 1001 E Fifth Street. All tours start at 7 p.m. Due to program length, these tours are recommended for children ages 10 and over. Reservations are $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 15 and under. To make reservations, call 360-816-6216. Payment for the tour must be made at the time of the reservation.


Symbol of Freedom event features Lt. Col. Michael Strobl U.S.M.C (ret.) Nov. 1, 2

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Symbol of Freedom event is a two-event series, designed to help educate the community of the importance of CDM Caregiving Services, a local non-profit organization that has been doing business in Southwest Washington for almost 40 years. This year’s special guest is Lt. Col. Michael Strobl (Ret.). Strobl volunteered to escort fallen soldier Lance Corporal Chance Phelps home from Iraq in 2004.

The Nov. 1, VIP event will offer an opportunity to personally meet Lt. Col. Strobl. The ability to have a quick chat, photo or autograph will be available. The next afternoon, Nov. 2, a luncheon at Warehouse ‘23 will feature motivational words from the keynote speaker.

These events are centered around Veterans Day to provide an opportunity to recognize and honor local veterans. Tickets are $60 for the luncheon, VIP tickets are $100. Tickets to attend both events are $130 each. For all the details and to purchase tickets, click here.


Halloween at Portland Children’s Museum Oct. 29 – 31

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Portland Children’s Museum will host their annual Halloween-themed days including trick-or-treating and a variety of themed activities from Oct. 29 through Oct. 31. Museum staff and volunteers will be passing out candy at Not-So-Scary Halloween, on Sunday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In order to be accessible to all families, Portland Children’s Museum will also host Candy-Free Halloween on Monday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Museum staff and volunteers will pass out glow sticks, buttons, toys, and other treats that are sugar-free for everyone to enjoy.

Activities that will take place throughout the course of the three days will include; pumpkin scavenger hunt, spooky story time, Halloween clay glazing, pumpkin squish, glow-in-the-dark painting, trick-or-treat bag decorating, and more. Costumes are encouraged.

All events and activities are free with admission. The museum is located in Washington Park across from Oregon Zoo. General admission is $10.75. Admission is $9.75 for those over 55 and military.  To learn more, visit