Habitat’s annual “Raising the Roof” benefit breakfast Sept. 9

by DIwpBacon on September 1, 2015


It is not too late to join Evergreen Habitat for Humanity (Habitat) at its eleventh annual “Raising the Roof” benefit breakfast at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Hilton, 301 W Sixth St. in Vancouver. This hour long program is a chance to hear what Habitat will be working on in the upcoming year and hear directly from families on how our program has changed their lives. Additionally, Habitat will honor its annual award recipients:

Ray Johnson Award: Linda Reid
Volunteer of the Year Award: Dennis Mathews
Community Partner of the Year Award: Community Foundation for Southwest Washington.

Jim Mains and Gary Bock are the emcees and Carla Feltz, Family Community Resource and Engagement Coordinator at Washington Elementary, is the keynote speaker. For more information on the breakfast and to RSVP, contact Melissa at 360-737-1759 or melissa@ehfh.org.








“Watermarks” opens at Art on the Boulevard, First Friday reception Sept. 4

by DIwpBacon on September 1, 2015


On First Friday, Sept. 4, Art on the Boulevard opens up a new show featuring Fay Kahn, MaryJane Larson and Denise McFadden. “Watermarks” showcases the unique watercolor styles of all three of these artists. Its a beautiful show featuring a diverse range of subject matter.

To preview all 43 paintings in the show, visit www.artontheboulevard.org  and click on “Upcoming Events,” then click on “Visit the Exhibition.”

The opening reception is Sept. 4, from 5 to 9 p.m.. Visitors can and enjoy some complimentary light refreshments and visit with the three artists. To see a complete list of happenings for First Friday, find the Vancouver’s Downtown Association’s September Hotsheet, here.



An evening with Jack Graves for First Thursday September 3


Burgerville_Webslider_No-Text-copy-3The Clark County Historical Museum’s First Thursday event this Thursday, Sept. 3, hosts a town hall style discussion with Jack Graves, chief cultural officer of Burgerville. Find out how Burgerville not only has served up fast food throughout its history but has made sustainable business practices a significant part of their brand.

Doors open at 5 p.m., and the lecture starts at 7 p.m. Visitors are invited to come early to explore the museum’s associated exhibit Food for Thought: Clark County’s Food History, which features artifacts, documents and images from our collection that illustrates the shifting landscape of food in the region.

Price: Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for children under 18, and free with a museum membership. For more information, visit www.cchmuseum.org, call 360-993-5679, by email info@cchmuseum.org.

Clark County recovery forum Sept. 5 at Clark College


Clark County’s Substance Abuse Advisory Board (SAAB) will host the Clark County Recovery Forum on Saturday, Sept. 5, at Gaiser Hall, Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way. The event marks National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. A free barbecue dinner starts at  4:30 p.m. or while supplies last, and the forum runs from 6 to 8 p.m.

This year’s theme is Join the Voices of Recovery! Visible, Vocal, Valuable! The event celebrates Clark County residents who have been affected by addiction and made steps toward long-term recovery. Three local people will share their stories of recovery in hopes of encouraging others.

The forum is an opportunity to learn about the realities and challenges of helping another person into the recovery process and the local resources that make recovery possible. Board of County Councilors Chair David Madore will read the Clark County proclamation for Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.

Chris Attaway, Dallas Wyatt and the Heathman Lodge will be honored with appreciation awards in recognition of their generosity, compassion and dedication to improving the lives of people in recovery. To attend, contact Cyndi Smith 360-397-2075 ext. 7835 or cyndi.smith@clark.wa.gov.


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News Briefs

  • Eric for Port campaign hosts third Educational Series event Sept. 16

    Eric Labrant The Eric LaBrant campaign for Vancouver Port Commission will look at the Port’s disaster preparedness when it hosts the third installment in its Educational Series at 5:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 16Mark Johnston, president of the Vancouver Firefighters Union, will discuss “Public Safety: Will the Port Be Ready” at Cellar 55, 1812 Main St. The evening will feature light fare, thanks to Jo Foody and a no­ host bar. LaBrant is running for Port of Vancouver Commissioner, District 2. The event is free to attend but donations are welcome. To learn more about LaBrant, visit www.ericforport.com.

  • Third annual St Vincent de Paul Friends of the Poor 5k Sept. 26

    blankFootprintPostcardtSz The third annual St Vincent de Paul Friends of the Poor 5k Walk/Run is Wednesday, Sept. 26, beginning at the Proto-Cathedral of St James the Greater, 218 W 12th St. Proceeds benefit Vancouver/Camas St Vincent de Paul societies, one of the largest food pantries in Clark County providing food, clothing, rent assistance, utility assistance, emergency shelter, gas, and transportation assistance to residents in need. The timed 5k run begins at 9 a.m., and the 5k walk begins at 9:05 a.m. Awards and refreshments kick off at 10 a.m. For more information, and to register, visit www.svdpusa.net/walk/1203.

  • Election notice for ESD 112 Board of Directors


    The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction has announced the Call of Election Notice for Educational Service District 112 (ESD) Board of Directors. The election will fill positions 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7 for a four-year term on the ESD 112 Board for beginning January 2016 through January 2020. Declaration of Candidacy forms for the position may be obtained from the Administrative Resource Office, Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA, 98504-7200 (360-725-6132/Fax:360-753-4201) or Educational Service District 112-Attention: Terri Tangalin-Piedra, Administrative Assistant to the Board of Directors, 2500 NE 65th Ave., Vancouver, WA, 98661 (360-952-3317/Fax:360-750-9706).

  • “Boots & Bites” benefit for Silver Buckle Ranch Sept. 12, early bird pricing ends Sept. 4

    Silver_Buckle_Poster_rev3The community is welcome to join the Silver Buckle Ranch for a great evening featuring a BBQ, auction, and music by the Jessie Leigh Band. “Boots & Bites” is set for Saturday, Sept. 12, from 5 to 9 p.m. Silver Buckle Ranch is located at 11611 NE 152nd Ave. in Brush Prairie. Silver Buckle Ranch focuses on serving youth in Clark County through ranch and equine-related activities. Tickets are $30 per person if purchased on or before Friday, Sept. 4 and $35 afterward. Tables for eight are also available. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.silverbuckleranch.org or call 360-260-8932. Click here for the full story.

  • Magenta Theatre moves to larger location on Main St.

    Magenta_M_Google-Profile-ImageMagenta Theater and Artistic Director Jaynie Roberts announce that Magenta will be leaving its current location at the conclusion of its 13th Season in December 2015. It will debut its 2016 Season in a new location: 1108 Main Street in Vancouver. Magenta’s final show in its current space will be The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, directed by Amanda Goff and running November 19 through December 19, 2015. Click here for the full story.

  • Nonprofit Excellence Awards Sept. 8

    NP_NEA_DailyInsider_ad-copyLocal nonprofit organizations and businesses will be honored on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the Nonprofit Excellence Awards sponsored by the Nonprofit Network Southwest Washington. The awards reception, which is presented by PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Foundation, will be held from 5 to p.m. at the Heathman Lodge, 7801 NE Greenwood Dr. Additional sponsors are Vancouver Energy, and Riverview Community Bank. Cost for the reception is $20 per person. For more information, including a list of finalists and registration details, visit www.nonprofitnetworkwa.org or call 360-735-7110.

  • Red Cross blood drives planned in remembrance of Sept. 11

    911day-blogThe American Red Cross is partnering with 9/11 Day of Service to offer individuals a chance to help others and commemorate the events of Sept. 11 by giving blood or platelets or volunteering their time with the Red Cross. Those who would like to observe the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance by donating blood or platelets are encouraged to make an appointment. For more information and donation locations, visit www.redcrossblood.org/donation-centers/pnw. Click here for the full story.

  • Master Gardener Foundation hosts presentation on pesticides at home this evening

    Unknown-1The Master Gardener Foundation‘s monthly educational meeting is at 7 p.m. tonight, Sept. 1. Master Gardener Cindy Withrow will present “Alternatives: Reducing Pesticides in the Home Landscape.” Pesticide use affects human health, the environment and non-target organisms. Cindy will talk on the definition and garden uses of pesticides, how incorporating Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies can reduce their use, concluding with examples of IPM in action. The free, public meeting will be at the CASEE Center, Bldg B, Rm 202/205, 11104 NE 149th St., Brush Prairie. To learn more about the foundation, visit www.mgfcc.com.

  • CRESA’s annual preparedness contest kicks off today

    971519_578744305503608_1678107243_nSeptember is the 11th annual National Preparedness Month and this year’s national theme is “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” Beginning today, Tuesday, Sept. 1CRESA launches the sixth year of the huge online social media game called the 30 Days, 30 Ways Preparedness Challenge. Game rules can be found at www.30days30ways.com. Players are given a daily challenge at 7 a.m. each morning. Winners will be selected and rewarded with gift cards to Amazon. Click here for the full story.

  • YWCA Clark County begins new volunteer training on Sept. 3

    imagesNew volunteer applications are currently being accepted for the upcoming volunteer training cycle, which begins this Thursday, Sept. 3. YWCA Clark County volunteers are partners in the mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Opportunities include providing advocacy and support to survivors of sexual assault, representing the best interests of abused and neglected children in the court system, and supporting the safety and healing of families experiencing domestic violence. YWCA is especially interested in expanding the number of volunteers with the Sexual Assault Program. Application, interview and pre-registration for fall training is required. To learn more about volunteering and obtain application materials, visit www.ywcaclarkcounty.org or contact Nichole Peppers at npeppers@ywcaclarkcounty.org or 360-906-9112.

  • Register now for NWABA’s third annual fundraising breakfast Sept. 22

    VFO15_Banner_Web967x365Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) is hosting its third annual fundraising breakfast on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Presented by Riverview Community Bank, “Vision for Opportunities” allows guests the opportunity to interact with athletes and volunteers, listen to powerful testimonials, and more, all while enjoying a delicious meal. The fundraising breakfast will be at the Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon St. in Portland. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. and the program runs from 8 to 9 a.m. To learn more and to register, visit www.nwaba.org, and click on the event banner. Those interested in becoming a table captain can call 360-448-7254 or email development@nwaba.org.

  • Columbia Tech Center Movies in the Park cancels “Desipicable Me” due to rain, presents “Back to the Future” Sept. 4


    Due to rain in the forecast, this evening’s showing of Despicable Me at the Columbia Tech Center Park has been canceled. It will not be rescheduled. Join the City of Vancouver and Columbia Tech Center for a free showing of Back to the Future next Friday, Sept. Sept 4. Pre-movie activities start at 7 p.m. and the movie starts at dusk. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs and snacks. There is plenty of free, off-street parking right next to the park. Columbia Tech Center Park is located on Columbia Tech Center Dr., south of Mill Plain Blvd. in east Vancouver.