Back Issues: December 14, 2017

Re-Imagined Radio presents “A Radio Christmas Carol” Dec. 20

Thursday, December 14, 2017

A live performance of the radio drama A Radio Christmas Carol will take place again this year at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, at the Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St., Vancouver.

The annual performance is part of the Re-Imagined Radio project produced by John Barber, faculty member in WSU Vancouver’s Creative Media and Digital Culture Program. Admission is $8. Tickets are available at the door, or in advance through the Kiggins website.

Adapted from the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, the performance features local community actors and performers. This year, the project is partnering with Metropolitan Performing Arts, a Vancouver-based school for actors and performers. Additionally, the cast will feature Steve Becker, the new director of Vancouver’s Downtown Association, in the role of Scrooge.

“We hope this performance will be entertaining, but it will also remind us that community needs are greater this time of year,” says Barber. “We encourage everyone who attends to bring a nonperishable food, or monetary donation for the Clark County Food Bank.”


Volcano Naturalist Certification, classes to be offered in Woodland in 2018

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and Mount St. Helens Institute staff will offer the sixth year of their adult science education program in early 2018. Students in this 12-week course will have the opportunity to learn about the natural history of Mount St. Helens and southwest Washington.

Each class takes an in-depth look at a different subject, including the mountain’s eruptive history, the ecology of the blast zone, the cultural history of Mount St. Helens, and much more.

The 2018 course consists of 12 classes on Tuesdays, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Woodland Community Center from February 6 through May 5. Registration is $350. Discounts are available to Mount St. Helens Institute members and volunteers.

Registration includes books and all course materials required to become a Volcano Naturalist. Clock hours are available for teachers taking Volcano Naturalist classes. For more information and to apply, visit Registration closes January 26, 2018.


Lantern Tour at Fort Vancouver Dec. 16

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The “Lantern Tour: An Evening at the Fort” is a wonderful opportunity to experience the reconstructed Hudson’s Bay Company’s Fort Vancouver at night. As in past years, adults attending the program will carry their own candle lantern and tour with a Park Ranger through the reconstructed fort’s Counting House, Fur Store, Chief Factor’s House, Kitchen, and Bake House.

In each building, visitors will experience historical vignettes with costumed living history interpreters, including graduates of the park’s Youth Volunteer Programs. Visitors will learn what activities would have occurred during the evening hours at Fort Vancouver, and enjoy a cup of hot cider at the end of the tour.

The next tour is this Saturday, Dec. 16. Reservations for all Lantern Tours are required, and payment for the tour must be made at the time of reservation. Tourists meet at 7 p.m., at the entrance gate to the reconstructed Fort Vancouver, 1001 E Fifth St. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children.


Evergreen School Board newly elected members sworn in; elects officers for 2017-18

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Julie Bocanegra (left) and Ginny Gronwoldt are sworn in by Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey.

Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey administered the oath of office to Julie Bocanegra and Ginny Gronwoldt at last night’s Evergreen Public Schools Board meeting. Bocanegra is beginning her second full term as a District 1 School Board Director. Gronwoldt was elected to her first term as District 5 Director.

District 4 Director Todd Yuzuriha was then elected School Board President, moving from his position as Vice-President, and District 2 Director Rob Perkins will move into the role of Vice-President for the 2017-18 school year. Yuzuriha joined the school board in June 2008, and Perkins in March 2014.

Bocanegra will serve as the representative on legislative matters. School Board Directors Victoria Bradford and Gronwoldt will serve as liaisons to other boards and committees.

Established in 1945, Evergreen Public Schools (Evergreen School District 114) is the fifth largest school district in the state of Washington. The district is home to 37 schools, serving the educational needs of nearly 27,000 students. With 3,200 employees, Evergreen Public Schools is the third largest employer in Southwest Washington.