Back Issues: October 25, 2017

Vancouver Mall to host annual Bootacular Halloween event Oct. 31

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Vancouver Mall continues its annual Halloween tradition with “Bootacular” fun on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. Guests 12 years old and younger are invited to trick-or-treat at their favorite participating Vancouver Mall stores.  After bags are filled, “spook-tacular” Halloween themed games and crafts will continue the fun on the lower level of H&M Court. 

“We’re excited to once again offer a well-lit, climate controlled, Halloween experience for our littlest of guests,” says Jessica Curtis, CMD, marketing director for Vancouver Mall.

Not all stores participate in the trick-or-treating event. Participating retailers will have a sign at their door/kiosk. Candy is available while supplies last. For more information, visit www.shopvancouvermall.com

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Groove Nation partners with Fort Vancouver High School to help kids in need

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Groove Nation Academy has partnered with Fort Vancouver High School to help them develop a dance program and dance team. Fort Vancouver is one of the most under-privileged schools in the city, with no budget for kids to have the extras that other schools in the area receive. Auditions are happening at 3 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 26, at the high school. The program will now be accredited to provide participants the opportunity to also earn credit toward their diploma to graduate on time. To learn more, visit www.grovenationdace.com.

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Volunteer opportunities for annual Day of Service Oct. 28

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Each year, volunteers across the nation gather on the fourth Saturday of October to work toward a common goal: making a difference in their community. On Saturday, Oct. 28, there will be five different volunteer opportunities in Vancouver and Clark County appropriate for large or small groups and individuals of all ages.

Vancouver’s Make a Difference Day Celebration is a great way to get active in the community, meet new people, and beautify our parks, green spaces and downtown area. Some opportunities and events include:

  • Uptown Village Clean Up & Ryan Woods Grassroots Community Award Ceremony and Clean-Up
  • “The Butt Stops Here” Park Clean Up
  • Raymond E. Shaffer Trail Building Work Party
  • Tree Planting at Leverich Park
  • LeRoy Haagen Memorial Park Clean Up

Volunteers attending any of these projects should be prepared for the weather and wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Minors will need a signed guardian consent form (available at each site or online). Volunteers are also urged to bring gloves, water bottles, hand tools and a spirit of service to the community. For more information and to participate in any of these volunteer events, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/MADD.

 

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Get vaccinated now against flu

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

With flu season likely to ramp up at any time, health officials are recommending flu shots for everyone six months and older. Flu shots are the best method to prevent flu, hospitalization, missed days of school or work and complications such as pneumonia. Flu can occur in any month, but primarily from October through May. This contagious respiratory disease kills more people in the U.S. than any other vaccine-preventable disease. “Some people delay getting a flu shot in the mistaken belief that vaccine effectiveness will wear off before winter, when flu season typically intensifies,” says Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County health officer. “You are actually better off getting the vaccine as soon as it’s available because flu season starts early some years.” For more information, see www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/index.htm.

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