Fall Harvest Tea Oct. 10
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 email@example.com.
Medication take back event collects more than 2,000 pounds of pills
More 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
Last 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
The 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
Community 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
To 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
This 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
Clark 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 360-397-6058. Application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23.
Candidate Forum Oct. 8
The 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 email@example.com.
Annual Apple Festival Oct. 11
Riverside 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
The 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Glover and her campaign, visit www.lindaglover.com.
Oktoberfest Fundraiser for Bart Hansen Oct. 7
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
Camas 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
The Nonprofit Network of SW Washington is hosting Board Connect +, Wednesday, Oct. 14. In 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
A 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
A 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 email@example.com by Monday, Oct. 5. For more information, visit www.hourimpact.org.