Children’s Center partners with Give More 24!, hosts art activity at Chuck’s Produce Sept. 18
Children’s Center is one of many to partner with Give More 24!, and invites parents and children to drop by Chuck’s Produce any time between 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. for a fun art project with local artist Maureen Andrade. Slots will be filled on a first-come basis, and the projects are completed in about 20 minutes. Andrade is the executive director of North Bank Artists Community Project, as well as an artist and art teacher. A Children’s Center’s mental health professional will be available to answer questions. Donations to Children’s Center are welcome via Give More 24! beginning at 7 a.m. tomorrow, Sept. 18 and lasts 24 hours.
Shane Gardner announces choice for undersheriff, meet them both Oct. 3
Shane Gardner, non-partisan candidate for Clark County Sheriff, has announced his choice for undersheriff is retired Washington County Sheriff Rob Gordon. Gordon brings more than 32 years of service with the Sheriff’s Office in Washington County. He is a 1994 graduate of the FBI National Academy and in 2003 completed the Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resource Management from George Fox University and the Basic Certificate in Public Management from the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University. Join Shane Gardner and Rob Gordon for a meet and greet event at Main Event in downtown Vancouver on Friday, Oct. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. For more details, visit www.ShaneGardner.com.
Amazon Local Register visits Vancouver Farmers Market this weekend
The Amazon Local Register team will be at the Vancouver Farmers Market on both Saturday, Sept. 20 and Sunday, Sept. 21, to let local business owners try out the product first-hand and learn more about how Amazon Local Register can help them grow their business. Amazon Local Register, a service of Amazon Payments, Inc., is a mobile point-of-sale solution that allows individuals and businesses to accept credit and debit card transactions from a smartphone or tablet. Features include a robust in-app reporting system that enables businesses to quickly and easily check sales performance, sales trends, peak sales times and more. The free mobile app is available on the Amazon Appstore, Apple App Store and Google Play. The Amazon Local Register card reader and mobile app are compatible with a variety of smartphones and tablets, including Apple devices running iOS7, Kindle Fire tablets, select Android smartphones, and the new Fire phone. For more information, visit http://localregister.amazon.com/
Save the Date: 2014 Symbol of Freedom series to benefit CDM Caregiving Services Nov. 4 and 5
The Symbol of Freedom: My Enemy, My Friend is a two event series presented by Riverview Community Bank to elevate knowledge of CDM Caregiving Services. These events are centered around Veterans Day to provide a great opportunity to recognize and honor local veterans. The VIP event, set for Tuesday, Nov. 4, will offer an intimate gathering with Special Guest Speakers Brig. Gen. Cherry and Lt. Hong My. The evening on Wednesday, Nov. 5 is a dinner served at the Vancouver Hilton and will feature excerpts from My Enemy, My Friend, a story of reconciliation from the Vietnam War, as told by Brigadier General Cherry and Lt. Hong My. Click here for the original article.
2014 Share Games for Give More 24!
To help celebrate and participate in Give More 24!, Share will host The 2014 Share Games from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the Share Fromhold Service Center, 2306 NE Andresen Rd. Activities include: Stuff-a-Backpack Contest, Celebrity Hopscotch, Outdoor Bowling Tournament, Dunk Tank, HORSE, Lip Sync Battle and a Kids Veggie Derby, sponsored by Whole Foods. Plus Esoteric BBQ is bringing their food stand, with meals to purchase for lunch and dinner. Participating local celebrities include Mayor Tim Leavitt, Clark College President Bob Knight, Craig Pridemore and more. For the full article, click here.
Grand opening of Pomeroy Cellars Sept. 20
Pomeroy Cellars will host the grand opening of a brand new tasting room on Saturday, Sept. 20 from noon to 8 p.m. Admission is free and open to guests ages 21 and older. Pomeroy Cellars is located at the historic Pomeroy Farm, 20902 NE Lucia Falls Rd. in Yacolt. The afternoon festivities will include a complimentary tasting of Pomeroy Cellars’ newly released flight of wines, a bocce ball tournament, free chocolate pairings, live music and and more. Click here for the full article.
The 2014 Vision for Opportunities benefit breakfast for NWABA Sept. 24
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes invites community members to the second annual breakfast fundraiser at Multnomah Athletic Club Wednesday, Sept. 24. The 2014 Vision for Opportunities is presented by Riverview Community Bank. Doors will open at 7 a.m. and the program will begin at 7:30 a.m. There is no cost to attend, but guests will be asked to support the life changing opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired. To reserve a table, contact Carrie Scott at email@example.com or 360-448-7254. For more information, visit www.nwaba.org.
Daybreak Youth Services hosts David Sheff this evening
Daybreak Youth Services will host David Sheff for a one-day-only lecture and community conversation at 6:30 p.m. this evening, Sept. 17, at Clark College. Sheff is the New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction and Clean. Tickets are just $10 online here, or cash or check at the door. Click here for the original story.
Retails Thrift Superstore caters to crafters and DIY-ers
ReTails Thrift Stores, operated by the Humane Society for Southwest Washington (HSSW), recently opened the doors of its new thrift superstore, located at 5000 E. Fourth Plain (across from Golden Skate) in Vancouver. Now, ReTails has added Saturday crafting demonstrations to the shopping experience for the grand opening month of September. The first demonstration, Candelabra Makeovers, was held on September 6 to an enthusiastic group of crafters. For the remaining two weekends in the month, ReTails will host the following in-store demonstrations each led by a local crafting expert:
- Sept. 20, at 3 p.m. – Repurposing Thrift Store Finds
- Sept. 27, at 2 p.m. – Furniture Makeover
Proceeds from ReTails Thrift Stores supports the work of HSSW’s mission of pet adoptions, proper medical care for the community’s animals and other companion animal programs.
Storm City Roller Girls take on Willamette Kidney Thieves this Saturday
Watch the hard-hitting action on Saturday, Sept. 20, as the Storm City Roller Girls of Clark County, battle it out against the Willamette Kidney Thieves. The fight takes place at the Clark County Event Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the bout begins at 6 p.m. Parking is $6 (cash only). Tickets can be purchased for $10, at Brown Paper Tickets or at the door for $12. Storm City Roller Girls is a flat track derby league located in Clark County, that is committed to promoting the empowerment of women of all races, national origins, religious beliefs, sexual orientations and body types by creating positive athletic role models and a community-based sport for those of all skill levels. For further details, visit www.stormcityrollergirls.com.
11th annual Oktoberfest at Shorty’s Garden and Home Sept. 19
Shorty’s Garden and Home will host the 11th annual Oktoberfest celebration on Friday, Sept. 19, from 5 to 11 p.m. at its Vancouver location, 10006 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver. Proceeds from this fundraising event will benefit the Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL) Foundation, which supports the programs and services provided to local communities by the FVRL Library District. The festival features live music and dancing, Samuel Adams OctoberFest beer, and German-style food available for purchase from Beaches Catering. Advance tickets are $20, available online, here. Tickets purchased at the event will be $25. All tickets include admission to the Oktoberfest celebration and one beverage token.
Traveling Band-O-Gram bus tours for FVPS during Give More 24 event Sept. 18
The Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools’ (FVPS) traveling Band-O-Gram bus will wind around Clark County as part of the community crowdfunding event, sponsored by Community Foundation, on Thursday, Sept. 18. A specially marked bus, provided by Beaches Restaurant, will make stops at eight locations. At each stop, a live, acoustic band will walk-around and perform some tunes for about 10 minutes and collect school supplies to fill the bus. To donate to FVPS, visit bit.ly/GiveMore24FVPS at any time from at 7 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, until 7 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19. Details can be found on Facebook, here. For the original article, which includes a list of bus stops, click here.
Public Safety Complex open house honors participants in Chief for a Day program Sept. 20
Join others from the community at the 13th Annual Public Safety Complex Open House from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Clark County Public Safety Complex, located at 505 N.W. 79th St., near the Clark County Fairgrounds. The complex houses the Clark County Sheriff’s Office West Precinct, the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office, and a volunteer fire station shared by Fire Districts 6, 11, and 12. This is the culminating event of local law enforcement’s participation in the Chief for a Day (CFAD) program. The event is free and allows residents to meet local firefighters and law enforcement officials, see emergency vehicles up close, and watch auto extrications, sprinkler operation, a K-9 show, and fire extinguisher demonstration. Click here for the full story.
POW/MIA observance and monument dedication on Sept. 20
The Community Military Appreciation Committee (CMAC), a civic nonprofit organization, will be dedicating the POW/MIA Monument at the Armed Forces Reserve Center (AFRC) at 15005 NE 65th St, Vancouver on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m. The event runs in conjunction with National POW/MIA Recognition Day in the United States. Keynote speaker will be U.S. Army Col. John F. Sweeney, the commander of the 2nd Brigade 95th Division located at the Armed Forces Reserve Center. For the full story, click here.
Second annual Oktoberfest at Alderbrook Park Sept. 26 and 27
The community is invited to Alderbrook Park‘s second annual Oktoberfest from 6 to 11 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, and from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. Admission is $15 and includes a commemorative mug. Beer and wine script is $5. Evenings are for adults over 21, but families are welcome on Saturday, from noon to 6 p.m. Guests can enjoy live music and dancing under the elegant pavilion, and classic German beers and food. For the full article, click here.
Free festival celebrates Columbia River sturgeon Sept. 20
The Columbia River ecosystem and its primitive inhabitant, the sturgeon, will be honored from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the 18th Annual Sturgeon Festival held at the Water Resources Education Center, 4600 S.E. Columbia Way in Vancouver. The free, one-day festival is hosted by the City of Vancouver, with participation by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The popular event includes entertaining and educational activities for all ages. 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.
City of Camas seeks input for 2035 Comprehensive Plan
The City of Camas seeks community input as it prepares an update for the Camas Comprehensive Plan. The 2004 Plan helped lead the way for the neighborhoods, schools, parks and downtown that exist today. With help from the public, the 2035 plan will preserve what is valued most about Camas, while planning for future generations. To participate, visit the project website at www.camas2035.com.