“The Women” opens for First Friday at North Bank Artists Gallery tonight
by DIwpBacon on March 7, 2014
March is National Women’s History Month. To celebrate the contributions of women locally in the arts, the North Bank Artists Gallery is hosting a women’s only show and art talk. The group exhibit will feature the whimsical, playful, challenging, and bravely beautiful images that emerged from the creative forces of guests Anna Magruder, Joanne Licardo, Heide Davis, Mary Alayne Thomas, Carol Opie and Amelia Opie.
A First Friday artist reception will be held tonight, Mar. 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. The exhibit runs through March 29. The gallery is located at 1005 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays. For more information, visit www.northbankartistsgallery.com.
Library adds streaming video, music, audiobooks to its online collection
Posted March 7th, 2014
Fort Vancouver Regional Library District has recently purchased several new subscriptions to add to its growing collection of electronic resources for library cardholders:
Hoopla offers thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online streaming. Patrons can check out up to 12 titles a month. Once checked out, movies and television shows remain available for streaming for three days; full music albums are available for up to seven days; and audio books remain available for 21 days. Selections can be played on smartphones, tablets or computers. Hoopla use requires only an FVRL card number and is available at http://www.hoopladigital.com via browser, Android or IOS.
Freegal Movies and Television Service offers a collection of popular motion pictures and television shows, viewable on personal computers or portable devices. FVRL cardholders can select up to three items per week, with each item remaining available for streaming for two days. Each cardholder can check out a specific title once every six months. The URL to access the service is https://fvrl.freegalmovies.com; users log in with their FVRL library card barcode number. Freegal also offers free mobile apps for cardholders, available at the Apple App Store and Google Play.
The library’s video and music resources are available at www.fvrl.org: click on “Books and eContent,” then “Videos & Music.” The library’s other online offerings include ZinioTM, a no-fee collection of hundreds of electronic-format magazines — from “100 Best Cookies” to “Field and Stream” to “Yoga Journal.” Zinio is available to FVRL cardholders at http://www.rbdigital.com/fvrlwa/zinio.
Doernbecher Jazz Night tomorrow
Posted March 7th, 2014
Come enjoy some of best jazz in the Pacific Northwest at Doernbecher Jazz Night tomorrow, Mar. 8, at the Fort Vancouver High School Auditorium, 5700 E 18th St. in Vancouver. A suggested donation of $20 or more per person is tax deductible (tax code is supplied when donation is received). All show proceeds go directly to the Doernbecher hospital for children in need. Featured performing acts include the Columbia River Brass Band, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Level 1 Jazz Band, the Beacock Music Swing Band and more. Formal dress is requested, but optional. Further details can be found on a Facebook event page at bit.ly/dbjazznight.
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital at Oregon Health and Science University is one of the nation’s leading children’s hospitals. It has more than 1,000 doctors, nurses and staff all specially trained in pediatric care and dedicated exclusively to the needs of children. For more information, visit www.ohsu.edu/xd/health/services/doernbecher/index.cfm.
Tickets still available for the “Lucky Shamrock” fundraiser for ROCKSOLID Mar. 15
Posted March 7th, 2014
The community is invited to the “Lucky Shamrock” fundraiser for ROCKSOLID Community Teen Center, Saturday, Mar. 15, at the Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St. Tickets are $40 per person. The event begins with a silent auction at 5 p.m., and the live auction begins at 7 p.m. Dinner will be provided by Mill Creek Pub and includes corned beef and cabbage or chicken with macaroni and cheese, salad, dessert and wine. In addition, guests will enjoy live entertainment, games and a raffle.
The benefit is sponsored by S & T Truck Repair, Waste Connections, Total Merchant Concepts Inc., Dan’s Tractor Inc. and Riverview Community Bank. The ROCKSOLID Community Teen Center is a nonprofit organization that seeks to provide a safe, fun place for kids to go that has adult supervision and good peer support. It is located at 12919 NE 159th St., Brush Prairie. For more information and to order tickets, visit www.rocksolid-teen.com.