Clark County Food Bank’s annual Taste & See event Oct. 3
Clark County Food Bank’s annual fundraising event Taste & See will be held on Friday, Oct. 3, at 6502 NE 47th Ave. in Vancouver. Tickets are $125 and table sponsorships are still available for $1500. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m. and the event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Registration closes tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 1.
The food bank welcomes the public into its warehouse and distribution center to provide an intimate look at the innovative ways they are working to alleviate hunger and its root causes in our community. Community members are invited to come enjoy Pacific Northwest foods, wines and craft beer.
As a grower, gleaner and supplier of foods to 29 local hunger relief organizations, Clark County Food Bank is the critical link between food and people in need. In 2012, CCFB distributed 5 million pounds of food, a 29% increase over 2011. Partner organizations distribute 10,000 food boxes per month to more than 25,000 homes in Clark County, with children and teenagers making up 40% of those that are fed. For further details and to register, click here.
Silver Buckle Ranch hosts sixth annual Fall Festival Oct. 4
Silver Buckle Ranch will host its six annual Fall Festival from 1 to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 4. The festival is a fun event for the whole family. Admission and parking are free. The ranch is located at 152nd Ave. and 119th St. in Brush Prairie.
For $5 children can get a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch (while supplies last), ride a horse and get a wagon ride. A variety of other family-friendly activities are planned, including a potato slingshot, apple cider press, and hay scramble.
Silver Buckle Ranch focuses on serving youth in Clark County through ranch and equine-related activities. All programs foster interaction with horses and instructors teaches young people vital life skills. A core program is Ranch Hands, which is a structured, progressive course where they learn to care for and ride horses. In the process, they learn respect for selves and others, self-confidence, the value of achieving personal goals, and responsibility–all while having fun in a safe ranch setting. For additional information on the festival, find the event on Facebook here.
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KGW named Station of the Year
KGW was named Television Station of the Year by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters at its annual conference held Saturday, Sept. 27. The station has earned the title for 11 of the last 12 years. The prestigious award recognizes outstanding journalism and public service throughout the entire year. KGW.com was recognized as best television website. KGW earned eight other “Awards of Excellence” for its journalism both on air and online, more than any other Portland television station. For the full article, click here.
Red Cross Southwest Washington Chapter welcomes new executive director
Dennis Rugg has been named executive director of the American Red Cross Southwest Washington Chapter. He will oversee day-to-day chapter business, volunteer engagement, community partnerships and fundraising in Pacific, Wahkiakum, Cowlitz, Clark, Skamania and Klickitat counties. Click here for the full story.
WSU Vancouver kicks off Disability Awareness Month with State Rep. Cyrus Habib Oct. 2
WSU Vancouver will host events aimed to challenge social stereotypes and explore the diverse experiences of people with different abilities in honor of Disability Awareness Month in October. State Rep. Cyrus Habib of Washington’s 48th District is the keynote speaker for the kickoff celebration. The free, public event is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Firstenburg Student Commons. For the original story, click here.
FVRL kids book sale Oct. 2 – 4
Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation (FVRL) will host a used book sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, through Saturday, Oct. 4. The sale will be held in the downstairs library hall of the FVRL District Headquarters Building, 1007 E. Mill Plain Blvd. Nearly 10,000 books will be bargain priced at $1. Proceeds from the book sale will be used to support library programs and services provided by the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District. For more information, call the Foundation Office at 360-699-8846 or email email@example.com. Sale information is also available at www.fvrl.org and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FVRLFoundaion.info.
Family workshop offers fun for the whole family Oct. 4
Join the Master Composter/Recyclers to learn all about the joys and wonders of worm composting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct 4. This family-friendly workshop will teach the care and feeding of red worms and how they can help turn fruit and vegetable scraps from the kitchen into food for your garden or houseplants. The class is $35 and includes a fully functioning worm bin complete with red worms to take home. If you don’t want a bin and worms, the cost is free. Children should be at least five to participate. The workshop will take place at Center for Agriculture, Science and Environmental Education in Brush Prairie. Pre-registration is required for all workshops. For more information and to register, visit www.columbiasprings.org/mcr/workshops.
Art on the Boulevard features the works of Yer Za Vue, First Friday reception Oct. 3
Yer Za Vue is the featured artist at Art on the Boulevard for October. She has garnered numerous local and national awards. Meet the artist at a First Friday reception from 5 to 9 p.m. next Friday, Oct. 3. The event includes complimentary light refreshments, live music, and a chance to see the artist at work. Since 2006, the artist has been teaching animation, illustration and on-location painting at The Art Institute in Portland. Click here for the full story.
AFP panel and luncheon: “Women in Philanthropy Today” Oct. 3
“Women in Philanthropy Today” will be presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Oregon & Southwest Washington Chapter (AFP) on Friday, Oct. 3. Doors open at 11 a.m. Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by the program from noon to 1 p.m. The event will be held at the Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon St. in downtown Portland.Aggie Sweeney, CFRE, President and CEO of Collins Group, will moderate a panel discussion about the influential and growing role of women in philanthropy. Click here for the full story.
Tickets now available for VSO’s 36th “Season of Stars” Oct. 4 and 5
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) kicks off its 36th “Season of Stars” with a musical tribute to water this Saturday, Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. Both performances are at Skyview Concert Hall. Tickets are $35 general admission; $30 seniors; $10 students with ID; $50 for reserved seating, and can be purchased online here. A pre-concert discussion on the music and composers will be offered one hour before each concert. For the full story, click here.
“The Women of Lockerbie” premiers at “Magenta Theater” Oct. 3
Magenta Theater presents The Women of Lockerbie, written by Deborah Brevoort and directed by Melissa Barnick. Performances run Friday, Oct. 3 through Sunday, Oct. 18, with evening showtimes at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $13 to $16 and are available online at www.MagentaTickets.com/Tickets. Group discounts are also available. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. For more information, visit www.magentatheater.com. Click here for the full article.