Amphitheater Northwest welcomes Aerosmith July 28

by DIwpBacon on July 27, 2015


1410989460000-living-colour-01Aerosmith takes the stage with opening band Living Colour on Tuesday, July 28, at Amphitheater Northwest, 17200 NE Delfel Rd. in Ridgefield. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased online here. The concert begins at 8 p.m.; parking lots open at 5:30 p.m.

Aerosmith has sold over 150 million albums worldwide and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are the recipients of countless awards including four Grammys, eight American Music Awards, six Billboard Awards and 12 MTV Video Music Awards.

Grammy award winning Living Colour formed in the mid-80s, rising to fame with their debut album Vivid. After splitting in 1995, Living Colour reunited in 2001 going on to release CollideøscopeWhat’s Your Favorite Color?, and Everything Is Possible: The Very Best of Living Colour. For more tour details, click here.









Country Financial Friday Night Movies presents “Muppets Most Wanted” July 31

by DIwpBacon on July 27, 2015



Country Financial Movies in the Park continues Friday, July 31 at 7 p.m. with Muppets Most Wanted at John Ball Park. This is the third film in the free series which runs every Friday through Aug. 14 at different parks around the City of Vancouver.

Muppets Most Wanted stars Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and many favorite Muppets characters. While on a grand world tour, the Muppets find themselves wrapped up in a European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick. Watch the trailer here.

John Ball Park is located in the Hough neighborhood at 2299 Kauffman Ave. Blankets or lawn chairs are recommended. Visitors can bring their own food or purchase dinner from one of several food vendors at the park. Smoking and alcohol are not permitted in the park. For more information about the series, click here.


Public invited to celebrate 30 years of Children’s Sharing Project July 30


10460452_982675361754450_2969314946771926995_nClark County residents are invited to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Children’s Sharing Project, a volunteer-led nonprofit that supports local children and families with school supplies and holiday gifts.

Participants can come by the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, for an ice cream social money-raiser and school supply drive. Entertainment will include opportunities to drop the following elected officials into a dunk tank: Sheriff Chuck Atkins, Auditor Greg Kimsey, Councilor Tom Mielke, Assessor Peter Van Nortwick and Clerk Scott Weber.

School supply donations will go to the Fruit Valley Family Resource Center. In 2014, 300 students received school supplies and 1,400 children received holiday gifts. To donate, mail checks to Children’s Sharing Project, c/o Community Services, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000, or give online at

Kiggins Theatre hosts Harry Potter’s 35th Birthday Bash July 31 – Aug. 2


The Harry Potter 35th Birthday Bash, presented by IQ Credit Union, invites fans and new readers of all ages to celebrate with a “magical” weekend event featuring all eight Harry Potter films running from Friday, July 31 through Sunday, Aug. 2 at Kiggins Theatre. Passes range from $40 to $65 and are available at Dave’s Killer Magic Shop, 1707 Main St. in Vancouver.

Festivities include: Hunt for Deathly Hallows, Magical Photo Booth, Professor Trelawney’s Popcorn Predictions, Dobby’s Dance Party and appearances by many witches and wizards from Hogwarts. A special menu, filled with concoctions like Butter Beer, Mrs. Weasely’s Bacon Sandwiches, and treats off the Hogwart’s Express trolley, is offered by the Vancouver Downtown Association.

Vancouver Community Library will also hold events throughout the week, culminating in a costume contest and parade. For a listing of library events, click here. For more information including a schedule of showtimes, visit


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  • Tour de Cure raises nearly $400,000 to help stop diabetes

    f130fc95bee079eca1af3126f5188fe5More than 500 riders and volunteers took part in the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure, presented by Fred Meyer. The event raised nearly $400,000 for diabetes research, education and advocacy. Cyclists of all ages rode through Washington and Yamhill Counties covering five to 100 miles in an effort to raise awareness and funds critical to stopping the epidemic rise of diabetes in the community. In Oregon and Southwest Washington over 400,000 people have diabetes and an additional 1.1 million have pre-diabetes. For more information, visit

  • Clark County Green Business Morning Blend networking event July 30

    1383966_595584783833916_1937484128_nClark County’s Green Business Morning Blend networking event happens this Thursday, July 30 from 8 to 9 a.m., at New Season’s Market – Fisher’s Landing, 2100 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver. Participants get the opportunity to discuss green business efforts in a relaxed setting. This event is open to all Green Business Program participants and any individuals who have an interest in “greening” their own business. Coffee and snacks are provided. To register for this free event, click here. To learn more, visit

  • Port of Vancouver holds public hearing for supplemental budget July 28

    vL5IxPCkThe Port of Vancouver USA is holding a public hearing for its 2015 supplemental budget on Tuesday, July 28. The hearing is part of the regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners meeting, which begins at 9:30 a.m., at the port’s administrative office, 3103 NW Lower River Rd., Vancouver. The proposed supplemental budget can be viewed at or by contacting the port at 360-693-3611 or Copies are also available at the July 28 hearing. For more information, visit

  • Moonlight and Motorcars benefits Fort Vancouver National Trust Aug. 1

    4602EE4F5F92B332E19F19D2E5F655B5The Fort Vancouver National Trust presents a new, unique event: Moonlight and Motorcars. A fundraiser to support the education, preservation and celebration of the community’s history, is Saturday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m., at the O.O. Howard House, 750 Anderson St. This 1930s themed event offers live music and beautiful vintage cars on display provided by exhibitors of the Columbia River Concours d’Elegance. Visitors can expect a speakeasy-style garden party, era appropriate food and drink, and a live auction. Tickets are $125 per person and may be purchased at or by calling 360-992-1808. For more information, read the full article here.

  • Confluence in the Classroom connects youth to the Columbia River

    c467748a-974c-46dd-83f1-fe9412404270This year, Native artists and tradition keepers worked with students at eight schools in Oregon and Washington to create meaningful projects about the Columbia River system. It happened through Confluence in the Classroom.  280 students and community members from the towns of Lyle, Wishram and Dallesport, gathered on land preserved by Friends of the Columbia Gorge to create an image of a salmon. Teacher Ann Scott helped organize the community-wide event in collaboration with Art for the Sky and artist Daniel Dancer. To learn more, read the full story here.

  • City of Battle Ground seeks members for Park Advisory Board

    3aThe City of Battle Ground is seeking applicants to fill two open positions on the city’s Park Advisory Board. The board’s Youth Representative position is open to students aged 14 to 18 residing within the city’s urban growth boundary. This position’s term is for two years from September 2015 to June 2017. The second available position is open to residents, property owners, or business owners within the city’s urban growth boundary. The term of office is three years; this position’s term will expire in December 2016 and will then be open for reappointment to a subsequent 3-year term.

    Those interested in being considered should complete a Boards & Commissions Application, available on the City’s website at or by contacting City Hall at 360-342-5004. For more information, contact Parks & Recreation Director Debbi Hanson at 360-342-5385 or by email at

  • Papa Murphy’s to participate in this year’s Day of Service


    Papa Murphy’s, the world’s leading take ’n’ bake pizza franchise, has announced that the company will participate in Clark County Connects fourth annual Day of Service event on Saturday, Sept. 12. The county-wide initiative is designed to bring communities together through service that fosters a sense of community pride and also provides non-perishable food donations to Share. Papa Murphy’s team members will work alongside more than a thousand volunteers to complete county-wide clean-up projects and provide non-perishable food items to food banks across the county.

  • Call to vendors for the Columbia River Concours d’ Elegance & Car Show Aug. 2

    rh-08042014-4863-1The deadline for food and beverage, commercial, and arts and crafts vendors interested in outdoor booth space at 2015 Columbia River Concours d’Elegance & Car Show is Thursday, July 30. Vendors specializing in history-related and/or automotive-related products are especially encouraged to apply. The Columbia River Concours d’Elegance is a high end car show featuring cars that are from the year 1975 or older and preserved or restored to original factory specifications. Domestic and Foreign cars and motorcycles will be on display in the front lawns of the homes along historic Officers Row. The show runs Sunday, Aug. 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (primary food service time is lunch). Vendor applications and guidelines are available at

  • Space and location planning workshop for nonprofits July 29

    UnknownThose who want to learn how to get ahead of their nonprofit’s space needs are welcome to attend a workshop on planning for space and location on Wednesday, July 29. In the current “hot” real estate market nonprofits must address their space challenges head on to ensure their facilities are stable, affordable and healthy workplaces. Presented by MotiveSpace, this session will explore topics including the changing real estate market, how to negotiate with landlords or partners, and strategies to ensure an organization is maximizing its renter/mortgage dollars. The workshop takes place from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Clark County Food Bank, 6502 NE 47th Ave. Registration is $30 for Nonprofit Network members; $40 for nonmembers. Register on line at: or visit for instructions on registering by mail.

  • Port of Ridgefield secures $7.8 million for rail overpass

    Rail Overpass Phase  GraphicPlans for a rail overpass on Pioneer Street in Ridgefield to allow safe passage for motorists and pedestrians between Ridgefield’s downtown and the waterfront are coming to fruition. In late June the Washington State Senate passed a $15 billion transportation budget that included funds for the completion of the third and final phase of the project. The rail overpass will bring many benefits to Ridgefield including improved, safer access to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and a future jobs center at Millers’ Landing. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2016, with project completion in late 2017. Click here for the full story.

  • Innovative Services NW receives Neurodevelopmental Center designation

    Innovative-Services-NWInnovative Services NW (Innovative) has been selected by the Washington State Department of Health as one of two new Neurodevelopmental Centers (NDCs). Innovative is the only designated NDC in Clark County. Neurodevelopmental Centers are community, non-profit organizations that provide evaluation, diagnosis, coordinated treatment planning, and specialized therapy to children from birth to 21. Innovative’s Pediatric Therapy will now be able to network with other NDCs statewide to share information and opportunities for training and education, assuring that the children and families we serve receive state of the art services and information. Click here for the full story.

  • Columbia Gorge International Film Festival August 6 – 16

    tiny-Locust-art-Cosmonaut-639x1024The Columbia Gorge International Film Festival (CGIFF) will bring fresh cinema talent to venues in Clark County from Thursday, Aug. 6, through Sunday, Aug. 16. Now in its eighth year, CGIFF is a grassroots festival with an international scope. The festival will present approximately 250 films and screenplays from over 30 countries around the globe in all categories, genres and lengths. All screenings and special events will take place in a variety of venues including the Washburn Auditorium in Washougal High School, the Camas Library, and the Fort Vancouver Community Library. For additional information, visit