Annual Sip & Stroll event nets $18,000 for Hough Foundation
The Hough Foundation has announced that this year’s Sip & Stroll fundraising event netted $18,000. The foundation partners with philanthropic, business, civic, academic, and faith partners to provide Hough Elementary students, their families and the Hough Community continuing opportunities for scholastic, physical, and social growth. It provides early access to the tools needed for a healthy community that lays the groundwork for improving the lives of children and families.
Volunteers have attempted to retrieve the green “Sip & Stroll Location” signs. If a sign was missed, contact the foundation at 360-992-7060 for pick up.
Battle Ground City Manager John Williams earns state award
Battle Ground City Manager John Williams has received the Award for Skill in Intergovernmental Cooperation from the Washington City Manager’s Association (WCMA). The award, announced at last week’s WCMA conference, recognizes Williams’ significant success in representing the City’s agenda and policies at the local, state, and federal levels. Mayor Shane Bowman, who nominated Williams for the prestigious award, cited several examples of his efforts and successes. One such case involved a state mandate that required, by 2018, 100% of city-owned vehicles operate with only non-petroleum based fuels such as electricity or bio-fuels. Also cited in the Mayor’s nomination was Williams’ work with federal legislators and agencies and with local jurisdictions. Williams was recognized, along with other DCWA partners with the Governor’s Smart Communities Award for outstanding achievement in creating livable and vibrant communities.
Nine Inch Nails comes to Sleep Country Amphitheater this Friday
Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden are teaming up for a North American tour that hits Sleep Country Amphitheater on Friday, Aug. 29, with special guest Death Grips. It is the 20th anniversary of both band’s breakthrough albums: Nine Inch Nails released The Downward Spiral and Soundgarden released Superunknown on March 8, 1994. Tickets range from $37.70 to $116.85. For more information, visit www.sleepcountryamphitheater.com.
The Warm Reception Band performs at Concerts on the Lawn in Ridgefield Aug. 27
Summer concerts are not quite over in Clark County. Concerts on the Lawn presents an evening with The Warm Reception Band this Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Occasions by Abacus, 24415 NE 10th Ave. in Ridgefield. Admission is $5. The band features six horns and performs the cool sounds of funk, soul, motown, pop, swing, and more. The concert runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Crestline Elementary ribbon-cutting Aug. 27; Governor Jay Inslee to speak
Evergreen Public Schools invites the community to the the official dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly rebuilt Crestline Elementary at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27. Governor Jay Inslee and City of Vancouver Mayor Timothy Leavitt will join Evergreen School Board members, staff, students and community members in opening the school at 13003 SE Seventh St. in Vancouver. Tours will be given immediately following the ceremony. For the full story, click here.
First annual Art at the Barn features works by Liz Pike and Sarah Bang Aug. 30
Local artists Liz Pike and Sarah Bang are joining forces for a unique art show from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30. The first annual Art at the Farm event will showcase each of their unique styles in oils and acrylics in an open air event on Pike’s Shangri-La Farm, 26300 NE Third St. in Camas. Art will be on display for show and sale. There is no cost to attend. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. For more information, visit www.lizpikeart.com.
#30Days30Ways contest begins Sept. 1
September is the 11th annual National Preparedness Month and CRESA will launch its annual social media game, 30 Days, 30 Ways, on September 1. Players are given a daily challenge at 7 a.m. each morning. Players may submit replies to each of the tasks involved throughout the month to either Facebook, Twitter, commenting on the 3O Days Blog or by email. Click here for the full article.
Dive into the second annual “Pooch Plunge” at the Marshall Center pool Sept. 1
Bring your four-legged friend to the Marshall Community Center pool for the second annual Pooch Plunge on Monday, Sept. 1. There are two scheduled swims this year: Dogs 25 lbs. and under can swim from noon to 1:30 p.m.; dogs of all sizes can swim from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Admission to the Pooch Plunge is $5 per dog, cash or check only. Click here for the full story.
Labor Day Steam Train Specials at the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad
The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad presents a Steam Labor Day Special this Saturday, Aug. 30 and Sunday, Sept. 1, in Yacolt. Departure times are noon and 2:30 p.m., from the station, NE Railroad Ave. The train will run to Moulton Falls, through a 330 foot solid rock tunnel with a stop at Moulton Station to visit Yacolt Falls. Tickets cost $20 for adults; $15 for youth ages five through 12; $13 for youth ages two through four; two and under are free. Seniors ages 60 and over are $19. Guests should arrive 30 minutes prior to departure. The Chelatche Prairie Railroad runs May through December with regularly scheduled “specials.” Track work, car and locomotive maintenance, and running the train is all run by volunteers. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.bycx.com. Follow them on Facebook, here.
Watch “Captain America”outdoors at WSU Vancouver this Thursday
Washington State University Vancouver will show Captain America: The Winter Soldier at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, in the outdoor amphitheater. The movie and snacks are free. The event is open to the public. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted to support the Cougar Food Pantry. Captain America is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, gunplay and action. The run time is 136 minutes. WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N. E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th St. exit from either I-5 or I-205, or via C-Tran bus service. Parking is free after 7 p.m.
Fourth annual CouvFest NW Aug. 28 – 30
The CouvFest NW is Vancouver’s annual summer music festival featuring live, local, and original performances at Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver. Three days of free concerts begin Thursday, Aug. 28 and run through Saturday, Aug. 30. Now in its fourth year, the event features over 30 bands performing on alternate stages to minimize downtimes. There will be food carts and other vendors throughout the day, and people will have the opportunity to meet the bands after each live set. Click here for the full story.
Register now for H-RoC’s next “Cocktails & Conversation” Sept. 18
H-RoC will host the next “Cocktails & Conversation” discussion Thursday, Sept. 18, in the upstairs dining room at The Grant House, 1101 Officers Row in Vancouver. This quarterly event features topics and speakers designed to encourage and support our community’s women leaders. September’s topic is “Can Women Have It All?” Seating is limited to the first 25 guests; interested parties should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.h-roc.org. For the full story, click here.
Anime enthusiasts converge in Vancouver Labor Day weekend
Celebrating twelve years of anime and Japanese culture, Kumoricon is back for its biggest year yet. Thousands of people will gather together for a convention that will span two hotels in downtown Vancouver: The Hilton Vancouver and the Red Lion Hotel at the Quay. Kumoricon is a celebration of all things anime and manga. Popular examples are Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, Ponyo, Speed Racer, and Pokémon. The event features games, dances, panels, guest speakers, cosplay and more. Festivities begin Friday, Aug. 29 and run through Monday, Sept. 1. Tickets are available at the door only and are $25 for Friday and Monday; $35 for Saturday and Sunday; and $55 for a three day pass. Participants must have photo identification. For more information, visit www.kumoricon.com.
Clark County Arts Commission extends deadline for Lifetime Achievement Award to Sept. 15
The Clark County Arts Commission is accepting nominations of local artists to be considered for the organization’s second annual Lifetime Achievement Award. The original Aug. 29 deadline to submit nominations has been extended to Monday, Sept. 15. The award formally recognizes an artist who lives in Clark County and has made a significant contribution to the field of arts and culture. The selection committee will be comprised of current commission board members. Click here for the original story.
Nonprofit Excellence Awards Sept. 11
Local nonprofit organizations and businesses will be honored Thursday, Sept. 11 at the Nonprofit Excellence Awards sponsored by the Nonprofit Network Southwest Washington. The awards reception, which is presented by Columbia Credit Union, will be held from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Heathman Lodge, 7801 NE Greenwood Dr. in Vancouver. Tickets are $20 per person. For more information and registration details, visit www.nonprofitnetworkwa.org or call 360-735-7110. For the original story, click here.
CCHM welcomes new executive director Sept. 5
The Clark County Historical Society is inviting the community to meet the museum’s new executive director, Katie Anderson. The event will be held Friday, Sept. 5 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the John Stanger House on the grounds of the Jane Weber Evergreen Arboretum at 9215 SE Evergreen Highway in Vancouver. Light refreshments crafted with heirloom fruits and vegetables from the Arboretum’s gardens, will be served along side local breads, wines, and cheeses. For more information and to RSVP, contact CCHM by email or phone at 360-993-5679. Click here for the full story.
Standup paddleboard athletes come to Washougal for SUP Salmon Classic Aug. 31
Professional and recreational Standup Paddleboard (SUP) athletes from around the region and the world will take to the waters of the Columbia River for the SUP Salmon Classic Paddleboard Race, Sunday, Aug. 31, at Captain William Clark Park, Cottonwood Beach, in Washougal. The races, sanctioned by the World Paddle Association (WPA), will begin at 9 a.m. and include an 8-mile Long Course for professional level racers, a 4-mile Short Course for recreational boarders and a 2-mile youth and novice course just for fun. For the original story, click here.
Go Ready! Back-to-School Readiness Festival Aug. 27
The Vancouver Public Schools
(VPS) wants all its students to be ready to learn on the first day of school. That’s why the district’s Family-Community Resource Center team is hosting a new event designed to help students and families prepare. Go Ready! Back-to-School-Readiness Festival
will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27
, at the Boys & Girls Club, 4040 Plomondon Rd. in Vancouver. This event is free and open to all VPS students and their families. Click here
for the original article.