LCC hosts a free information evening Mar. 18, RSVP by this Friday
by DIwpBacon on March 11, 2014
Leadership Clark County (LCC) will host a free information meeting on Tuesday, Mar. 18 for candidates interested in learning more about the community leadership program and applying to enter the Class of 2015. At the free session, candidates can ask questions and hear from alumni about their experiences. The event will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Clark Public Utilities, Community Room, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way. Applications from candidates interested in joining the Class of 2015 are due by April 30. RSVP by Friday, Mar. 14 to email@example.com or 360-567-1085.
Leadership Clark County is a nonprofit, nonpartisan civic leadership development program. Founded in 1993, participants are selected through a competitive application process and gain in-depth knowledge of our community and leadership skills that will enable them to be more effective in their community involvement.
The nine-month program runs September through May and is offered annually to individuals from Clark County’s private, nonprofit and public sectors. More than 600 people have completed the program. LCC alumni serve in more than 100 organizations, using their leadership and volunteer skills to make a difference in our community.
Clark College presents two concerts, Mar. 12 and Mar. 14
Posted March 11th, 2014
The Clark College Music Department presents two spring concerts this week. “Strings Attached” is scheduled for Wednesday, Mar. 12, at 7:30 p.m., and “Brits & Pieces” will be performed Friday, Mar. 14 at 7 p.m. Both concerts will be held at Royal Durst Theatre, Vancouver School of Arts & Academics, 3101 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. The performances are free, but donations are welcome at the door.
“Strings Attached,” performed by the Clark College Orchestra, features Brett Deubner, viola soloist. Selections include Gaelic Symphony in E” by Amy Beach; Ireland the Forgotten Rite; and Harberg’s Viola Concerto.
“Brits & Pieces” is a duel concert with performances by the Clark College Concert Choir and Concert Band. The Concert Choir will perform an array of music including: Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen; two selections from Dido and Aeneas, by Henry Purcell; and Greensleeves, arranged by Ralph Vaughn Williams. The Concert Band, directed by Richard Inouye, will present music by Holst and Philip Sparke, and Sheperd’s Hey by Grainger.
For more information, visit the “Clark College Music Events” page at www.clarkcollege.edu.
County courthouse now listed on Washington Heritage Register
Posted March 11th, 2014
The state Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation last week added the Clark County Courthouse to the Washington Heritage Register. In a letter to the county’s historic preservation officer, the state historic preservation department also said it has nominated the courthouse for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.
Local architect Day Walter Hilborn designed the five-story courthouse in the Art Deco/Art Moderne style popular for public construction projects in the New Deal era of the 1930s and 1940s. General contractor for the project was the Portland business Ross B. Hammond Company, which specialized in reinforced concrete construction. The 78,000-square-foot courthouse was dedicated Nov. 29, 1941.
The courthouse was built using more than 10,000 tons of concrete, 270 tons of heavy reinforcing steel, 92,500 pounds of steel mesh in the floors and nearly 13 miles of wire for the lighting system, according to a brochure circulated at the dedication. Not only is the building architecturally important, but it is historically significant as the seat of county government in Clark County, which is the state’s oldest county.
“Party for Prosperity” at Loowit Brewing this Saturday
Posted March 11th, 2014
Loowit Brewing will host a “Party for Prosperity” from 5 to 8 p.m. this Saturday, Mar. 15. The brewery is teaming up with the Mill Plain Whole Foods to raise funds for the Whole Planet Foundation. Local band Elder Crow will perform. The event is free and all ages are welcome.
Whole Planet Foundation’s mission is poverty alleviation through microcredit in communities around the world that supply Whole Foods Market stores with products. So far, the foundation has provided microloans to over 330,000 women entrepreneurs in 59 countries.
Loowit Brewing is an award winning microbrewery and tasting room located at 507 Columbia St. in downtown Vancouver. The tasting room has a comfortable feel a beautiful wood bar top made of cedar and fir, two steel-tip dartboards and free-play arcade machines. For more information, visit www.loowitbrewing.com.