Fall Junk Bonanza: Vintage Market at the Clark County Event Center Oct. 9 – 11

by DIwpBacon on October 5, 2015


The Junk Bonanza, for 10 years a must-shop market destination for serious vintage lovers, will come to the Clark County Event Center in Ridgefield this weekend for its second-ever expansion outside of Minnesota. Merchandise is predominantly 40 years old or older, or created using items of that age. Juried vendors offer an amazing trove of furniture, decor, jewelry, textiles and apparel; each chosen specifically for their quality and mix. Event highlights include:

  • Free hourlong workshops each day
  • Appearances by “hand made expert,” Jo Packham
  • “Get Lucky” $25 vendor coupon giveaways all day Sunday.

The event runs Friday, Oct. 9, through Sunday, Oct. 11. General admission is $10 per day and can be purchased at the door with cash only. ATMs available on site. Order online at www.kinassauer.com/collections/junk-bonanza. Parking is $6 per day.








WSU Vancouver’s fall Chancellor’s Seminar Series focusses on sleep Oct. 9

by DIwpBacon on October 5, 2015


Find out what you don’t know about sleep at Washington State University Vancouver‘s Chancellor’s Seminar Series, “Sleep Matters: How Sleep Affects Learning, Decision-Making and Health from Adolescence to Adulthood.” The event will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in the Firstenburg Student Commons.

Sleep experts Gregory Belenky and Catherine Darley will take turns at the podium. Belenky is a research professor at WSU Spokane where he launched the Sleep and Performance Research Center. He will share the effects of reduced and displaced sleep on cognitive performance and health, ranging from simple reaction time to complex decision making. Darley, who opened the Seattle-based Institute of Naturopathic Sleep Medicine in 2003, will discuss how sleep impacts adolescent learning and share research conducted on school start times and student performance.

Held twice a year, the Chancellor’s Seminar Series provides a forum for thoughtful perspectives and the exchange of ideas on timely topics. It is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, business leaders, elected officials and community members to discuss a topic of current interest. Tickets are $25 and include lunch, lecture and parking. For more information and to purchase tickets, click on the ad in the right column or call 360-546-9589.

Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce launches new networking event Oct. 13


On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce will host a new networking event from 5 to 7 p.m., at WooBox, 810 Main St., 2nd floor. “Industries Quarterly” is designed to focus on one sector at a time. The first event is dedicated to the Digital Technology industry. Everyone involved within the industry, as well as those that play a supporting role, are encouraged to attend.

The Industries Quarterly event is also a time to interface and establish relationships with local lawmakers, and movers and shakers. The featured guest list includes State Senator Annette Cleveland, who serves on the Energy, Environment and Technology Committee, and Sandra Towne, Digital Technology IPZ Administrator for the City of Vancouver.

The cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Each guest will receive a color sticker that identifies them as “Industry,” “Government,” “Support” or “Other.” This event is sponsored by CheQitout, a brand new eCommerce digital technology company in downtown Vancouver. RSVPs are requested  for “Industries Quarterly: Digital Technology” online at www.vancouverusa.com.

Giving Portland-Vancouver 4 million smiles during Positive Attitude Month


In conjunction with World Smile Day, held annually on October 2, The Joy Team is launching a four-week campaign for happiness that seeks to bring four million smiles to Portland and Vancouver, and leave someone $1,000 richer. The 2nd annual Think Happy Rally is a one-of-a-kind rally to encourage positive thinking.

The rally began last Friday, and runs through October 25, during Positive Attitude Month. There are 19 messages altogether: 16 in Portland and three in Vancouver. A pdf of the locations can be found here, and a Google map of all locations can be found here.

To participate, interested parties can go to each sign, take a selfie with the message and post them on Facebook.com/thinkHAPPYrally, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ThinkHappyRally. The first 40 people to complete the Rally by doing those three things will get a Think Happy Rally t-shirt and bag of goodies with gifts from the message sponsors.

Fun prizes will be given out randomly throughout October and everyone who completes the Rally by October 25, will be entered in a drawing for one of two grand prizes: $1,000 cash and their name on a Joy Team billboard of their choice in December. Anyone can join the Rally and there’s no fee to enter.


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News Briefs

  • Fall Harvest Tea Oct. 10

    TeaInviteGraphic All are welcome to a Fall Harvest Tea this Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Red Cross Community Room in Fort Vancouver. The event will feature live music, historic re-enactors, both sweet and savory treats, and a selection of Harney & Son’s Fine Teas. Reservations are required and can be made for the 10:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. seating time. The cost is $35 per person. The Red Cross Community Room is located at 605 Barnes Rd. Space is limited so reserve a spot today by purchasing tickets online here. For questions, contact Natalie Hantho at 360-992-1808 or natalie.hantho@fortvan.org.

  • Medication take back event collects more than 2,000 pounds of pills

    11222306_1225797650780693_1898763797049893083_nMore than 1,000 Clark County residents dropped off medications at four locations throughout Clark County late last month. The Sept. 26 medication take back was the largest in Clark County. More than 2,000 pounds of pills, 200 pounds of syringes and 40 pounds of inhalers were collected. In addition, nearly 600 pounds of recyclables were diverted from the landfill and more than 60 pounds of medications were given to the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington. The event was sponsored by PREVENT!, along with Clark County Environmental Services, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Vancouver Police Department, Battle Ground Police Department, Kaiser Permanente, PeaceHealth and Prevent Together-Battle Ground Prevention Alliance. Medication collections aim to curb teen prescription drug abuse and keep medications out of our water.

  • Party City donates art supplies to Vancouver PAL

    Party_City_supplies_1Last Friday, the Vancouver Police Activities League (PAL) received a donation of over $3200 worth of art supplies from Party City. Due to limited storage space for Vancouver PAL, the supplies will be shared with the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Washington. “These art supplies will really help us add new creative elements to our after school programs and we truly appreciate Party City reaching out to Vancouver PAL with this generous donation, says Vancouver PAL Executive Director Jenny Thompson.” Vancouver PAL serves youth of all ages with mentored and structured recreational and educational activities and is the primary youth crime prevention program for the Vancouver Police Department. For more information, visit www.vancouverpal.org.

  • CCHM’s fourth annual Haunted Walking Tours run Fridays and Saturdays through October

    PrintThe Clark County Historical Museum’s (CCHM) fourth annual Haunted Walking Tours are reanimating Fridays and Saturdays this October, excluding Halloween. The “spook-tacular” trips are at 7 and 9 p.m. each day, and are $10 per person for the public and $8 for CCHM members. Individuals 13 years of age and older are encouraged to bring their curiosity and a flashlight for some of the most authentic thrills around. Reservations are limited, go quickly, and pre-payment is required. Click here for the full story.

  • Columbia River Mental Health unveils new clinic with open house reception Oct. 8

    12038084_990352041016582_1224928384087132437_nCommunity members are invited to attend an Open House Reception next Thursday, Oct. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m., for the new Columbia River Mental Health Service (CRMHS) clinic located at 9105 Hwy 99 in Hazel Dell. The event will provide light refreshments and is free and open to all community members. Guests will be able to take tours of the clinic, meet clinical and support staff, and learn about offered services.For more information, visit http://crmhs.org. Click here for the full story.

  • Clark PUD offers free coffee Oct. 6

    coffee-with-beansTo mark national public power week, Clark Public Utilities (PUD) is hosting a customer appreciation coffee cart from 7 to 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at its Operations Center. Customers are invited to stop by the utility’s Orchards location at 8600 NE 117th Ave. to start their Tuesday with a free coffee drink. Coffee cart will be located outdoors near the main lobby entrance, facing 117th Ave. Clark PUD is a customer-owned public utility that provides electric service to more than 183,000 customers throughout Clark County.  For more information, visit www.clarkpublicutilities.com.

  • Sarah Webb reads at Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Oct. 8

    UnknownThis month’s Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic is at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8, at Angst Gallery. Featured guest reader is Sarah Webb. A former Vancouverite, Webb now lives in the Texas Hill Country with her hound dog Rex, and reads frequently in Oklahoma and Texas. Her poetry collection Black (Virtual Artists Collective, 2013) was selected as a finalist for the 2014 Oklahoma Book Award and the 2014 Writers’ League of Texas Book Award. She served as Poetry Editor for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s interdisciplinary journal Crosstimbers for many years, and is presently a member of the editorial committee for All Roads Will Lead You Home and a co-editor of Just This, a magazine of the Zen arts. Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic nights are hosted monthly by Clark County Poet Laureate Christopher Luna and Toni Partington. Angst Gallery is located at 1015 Main St. For further details, click here.

  • Bicycle and pedestrian advisory group offers opportunity to serve

    images-1Clark County is seeking applicants to fill seven positions on the 13-member Clark Communities Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. Volunteer service is a four-year term. Residents living anywhere in Clark County can apply. People with experience and expertise in advocating for biking, walking, transit, active transportation, mobility issues, public speaking or serving on boards and commissions are encouraged to apply. The committee serves as an advisory group on matters relating to bicycle and pedestrian planning, funding and implementation of the county’s bicycle and pedestrian master plan. Applicants should submit a resumé and letter of interest to Jennifer Clark, Board of County Councilors, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000. Applications also may be emailed to jennifer.clark@clark.wa.gov or faxed to 360-397-6058. Application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23.

  • Candidate Forum Oct. 8

    20150955e9b398058ceThe Neighborhood Associations of Clark County Association will host a Candidate Forum on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Community of Christ meeting room, 400 NE 179th St. near the fairgrounds in Ridgefield. The following candidates have accepted an invitation:

    • County Chair: Marc Boldt (Nonpartisan) and Mark Dalesandro (Democrat)
    •  County Council District 2: Chuck Green (Democrat) and Julie Olson (Republican)

    NACCC provides a forum for neighborhood association leaders and members from across the county to share issues of common interest and gain from each other’s experiences. For more information, contact Doug Ballou at 360-573-3314 or dougballou@comcast.net.

  • Annual Apple Festival Oct. 11

    imagesRiverside Christian School is hosting its 25th annual Apple Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11, on its campus at 463 N Shepherd Rd. in Washougal. There’s no admission fee, but there will be plenty of autumn delights to purchase including baked goods, and Honeycrisp apples available by the pound. Visitors can enjoy games, pony rides, a cake walk, confetti eggs, a pie eating contest and even bunnies for sale. Thirty different vendors will be on site selling everything from local arts and crafts to vegetarian burgers, nachos, and fresh apple dumplings with ice cream.

  • Brews, Beans and Jeans Fundraiser for Linda Glover Oct. 5

    11255743_870300846382241_1107748269202588695_oThe community is invited to a “Brews, Beans and Jeans Fundraiser” for Linda Glover tonight, Oct. 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Glover is running for Vancouver City Council. Guests can enjoy cold beer, hot chili, and a live performance from Brittnee Kellogg. The event will be held at Pearson Air Field Hanger B, 201 E Reserve St. The event is free with a suggested donation of $25. RSVP’s are requested to: campaign@lindagloverforvancouver.com. To learn more about Glover and her campaign, visit www.lindaglover.com.

  • Oktoberfest Fundraiser for Bart Hansen Oct. 7

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    Vancouver voters are welcome to attend an Oktoberfest Fundraiser for Bart Hansen on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the Brickstone Ballroom, 105 W Evergreen Blvd. Hansen is running to retain his seat on the Vancouver City Council. Food will be provided by Mill Creek Pub. Guests will enjoy Basel Cellars Wines, beer from Mt. Tabor Brewing, and live entertainment from Lou & Lily. A suggested donation is $25. For more information about Hanson’s campaign, visit www.barthansen.com.

  • Camas School District offers free health screenings Oct. 7

    images-1Camas School District is offering free screenings on Wednesday, Oct. 7, for children ages birth to 21 who reside in the Camas School District. The screenings test children in hearing, vision, speech, concepts and motor development, and last about an hour. For an appointment, call 360-335-3000, ext. 77174.

  • Nonprofit Network of SW Washington hosts Board Connects+ Oct. 14

    istock_green_handsThe Nonprofit Network of SW Washington is hosting Board Connect +Wednesday, Oct. 14In a social atmosphere like speed dating, representatives from eight to 12 Clark County nonprofits will be available for an introductory conversation with individuals looking to learn about organizations in which they may like to share their talents by serving on a nonprofit board, committee, or special project while also giving back to our community. The event will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Cellar 55, 1812 Washington St. Attendance costs $15 and covers registration and appetizers. Click here for the full story.

  • Re-Imagined Radio Project presents two classic radio dramas Oct. 7

    Fall-of-the-City-RUR-WebshotA live performance of the radio dramas R.U.R. and The Fall of the City will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Kiggins Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. The combined shows will be performed by the Willamette Radio Workshop as part of the Re-Imagined Radio project at WSU Vancouver. Click here for the full story.

  • Commission on Aging offers presentation on hOur IMPACT Oct. 7

    hOur-IMPACT-Time-BankingA time-banking program that allows community members to exchange skills and services without money changing hands will be the topic of a presentation early next month in Washougal. The program, called hOur IMPACT, was launched earlier this year by the Commission on Aging and Human Services Council. A free, public presentation about the program will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Columbia Ridge Senior Living, 2300 W Ninth St. in Washougal. Appetizers and beverages are provided. RSVP’s are requested to: Ashima Ram at 360-335-1238 or aram@artegan.com by Monday, Oct. 5. For more information, visit www.hourimpact.org.