Back Issues: November 14, 2017

ilani captures 24 awards since April opening

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

ilani, a premier gaming and entertainment destination in Southwest Washington, has garnered two dozen awards since opening this past April. Developed by Salishan-Mohegan LLC, in collaboration with the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, ilani has attracted gaming aficionados from all along the I-5 corridor and is poised to continue its streak of good luck. With a new event center slated to open in 2018, the destination will enhance its offerings with a state-of-the-art facility for hosting meetings, conventions and some of the best entertainment in the Pacific Northwest. “Open for less than seven months, ilani has clearly made an indelible impression on the local community and our guests,” says Kara Fox-LaRose, president and general manager of ilani. “We are honored to be counted among the best casinos in the region, and we are excited about our evolving offerings.”

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Talk on behavioral health strategy for youth this afternoon

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Eric Bruns, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington, will give a free public lecture at WSU Vancouver today, Wednesday, Nov. 15. His topic is “Mental and Emotional Wellness for All: Practical Approaches to Building an Effective Public Behavior Health Strategy for Youth.” Events begin with a reception at 4 p.m., in Dengerink Administration Building; the talk begins at 4:50 p.m. Bruns will address innovative, real-world strategies to help public, child-serving systems, including new strategies to maximize positive effects on children with behavioral health needs and their families.

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Ridgefield Elementary Schools’ Holiday Bazaar Dec. 2

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Both elementary schools in the Ridgefield School District will hold their annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m., to 2 p.m., at View Ridge Middle School. The bazaar will take place during the city of Ridgefield’s annual Hometown Celebration. All goods will be created by students at both schools. The bazaar, which is student-led, gives students a fun and educational experience by providing them an opportunity to create products and learn to market and price them in a real marketplace environment. Products will include handmade crafts and non-perishable goodies, all priced at $20 or less.

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Columbia Dance presents The Nutcracker Dec. 15 – 18

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Columbia Dance brings the beloved holiday classic The Nutcracker to the stage with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning costumes, and thrilling choreography. Over 70 local dancers present the story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they set out on a magical journey. This production, now in its 20th season, is appropriate for audience members of all ages.

Six performances will be given, in the Royal Durst Theatre, located on the campus of the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, 3101 Main St. Show times are Friday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.; and Monday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for adults; $15 for seniors and students, $10 for children ages 12 and under. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit www.columbiadance.org.

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