Volunteers needed at the Battle Ground Chamber firework stand
The Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce seeks volunteers to help sell fireworks at its firework stand. It is one of the Chamber’s biggest fundraisers. Interested parties should call to sign up this week, because Chamber staff will be selling fireworks next week. The stand will be in the Gardner Center parking lot next to Battle Ground Cinema beginning Saturday, Dec. 27. Hours are noon to 9 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Dec. 29, and noon to 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 30 and Wednesday, Dec. 31. For more information and to sign up, call 360-687-1510, or stop by the Chamber office, 1419 W Main St., Battle Ground.
Be alert for landslides and debris flows this weekend
With heavy rain and flooding projected for the weekend, the community is encouraged to know landslide warning signs. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for many areas of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington from Saturday afternoon through Monday afternoon. Areas like bases of steep hillsides, canyon bottoms, road cuts, and places where landslides have previously occurred are particularly hazardous and should be avoided. Residents are asked to watch for signs like trickles of falling debris or mud, listen for sounds like trees cracking that might indicate land movement. Track this flood watch here: http://1.usa.gov/13kPitw. Learn more about landslide hazards and preparedness at http://bit.ly/landslidehazards.
Kids deliver thanks and sweets to ER staff at PeaceHealth Southwest
This weekend members of The Junior Joy Team and Hough Elementary’s Leadership Team will hand-deliver notes of appreciation for the care and kindness those working in the PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Emergency Department show the community every day. The Happy Packets have notes handwritten by Hough kids, along with a chocolate kiss and jolly rancher. Doctors, nurses and staff in the Emergency Department take care of the community when it needs it the most. The Joy Team wants to say “thank you.” Learn more about the Joy Team at www.thejoyteam.org.
Sherri McMillan hosts fundraiser 5k for those displaced from Courtyard Village Apartments Dec. 21
, owner of Northwest Personal Training,
has posted on her Facebook page that she is organizing an informal 3-mile run/walk at 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 21
, starting at Torque Coffee Roasters, 501 Columbia St., to help those being forced out of their homes at the Courtyard Village Apartments. There will be no medals, T-shirts, or timing. A suggested donation of $10 can be paid the day of the event. Click here
for the original article.
The “Great O Antiphons” at the Proto-Cathedral of St. James Dec. 21
This year’s holiday concert by In Mulieribus explores music inspired by the Great O Antiphons of Advent, a series of seven ancient antiphons designated for Vespers during the last seven days before Christmas. The concert will be held this Sunday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m., Proto-Cathedral of St James, 218 W 12th St. in Vancouver. Tickets are $25 for premium seating; $20 for general admission; $15 for students and seniors. For the full story, click here.
Leadership Clark County hosts information session Jan. 13
a;sdijLeadership Clark County (LCC) will hold a free information session Tuesday, Jan. 13 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Educational Services District 112, 2500 NE 65th Ave., Vancouver. The session is an opportunity for candidates to learn more about the program, ask questions and hear from alumni about their experiences. There is no cost to attend. RSVP by January 9 to firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-567-1085. Click here for the original article.
New Year’s Eve at the Hoosegow Dec. 31
The community is invited to celebrate New Year’s Eve at The Hoosegow Wednesday, Dec. 31. The prime rib dinner and benefit concert will include an unlimited dessert bar and beverages, four drink tickets, and Champagne toast with party favors. Tickets are $120 per couple and $75 single if purchased prior to Thursday, Dec. 25. The event is a benefit for the Clark County Veterans Community Garden. Click here for the original story.
Ugly sweaters welcome at Caps N’ Taps Dec. 20
Those in need of one more opportunity to wear their hideous Christmas sweaters this season are encouraged to do so at Caps N’ Taps from 5 p.m. to close on Saturday, Dec. 20. Wear an ugly sweater down to Caps N’ Taps and get $1 off all draft and wine the entire night as well as a raffle ticket to enter into the drawing for some Caps N’ Taps gear. Last minute Christmas shoppers can pick up pre-wrapped growlettes with gift cards for $10 plus the amount of the card. Caps N’ Taps is a local taproom and bottle shop specializing in 20 rotating taps, over 100 specialty bottled brews, and regional wines. Learn more at www.capsntapscamas.com.
Vancouver’s New Year’s Eve at the Hilton Dec. 31
Vancouver’s New Year’s Eve at the Hilton is the city’s premiere event as the community gets ready for 2015. Ring in the New Year in the beautiful Discovery Ballroom. The Nu Wavers: The Best of the 80s and More will be the featured entertainment along with special guests Beat Frequency (from NBC’s “The Voice”). MEGA Music Entertainment will keep the dance floor thumping and a special performance by Rebecca Palmer from the Aerial Muse Collective. Click here for the full story.
National anti-violence summit comes to Vancouver Jan. 17
The National Women’s Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation (NWCAVE) will present the NO MORE Summit on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Hilton Vancouver. Three national campaigns: The Joyful Heart Foundation’s No More Campaign, V- Day’s One Billion Rising and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s Take 25 Campaign are coming together to say NO MORE to domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and all forms of violence in the United States and beyond. For the full story, click here.
The final lantern tour of 2014 at Fort Vancouver Dec. 20
This Saturday, Dec. 20, visitors to Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will take a nighttime, lantern-lit, ranger-guided journey through Fort Vancouver, 1001 E. Fifth St., Vancouver. Tours start at 7 p.m., and guests should arrive no later than 6:30 p.m. dressed for the weather. Tours last one hour and 30 minutes. The cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children under 15 years of age. This is the last tour for 2014. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center at 360-816-6230. Click here for the full story.
$1 million endowment for neuroscience caregivers honors Dr. Jay D. Miller
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Foundation has created a $1 million endowment to fund continuing education opportunities for hospital employees who care for patients with brain and spine problems, including stroke, brain tumors and traumatic head injuries. The Miller Endowment is created in honor of Jay D. Miller, M.D., a retired neurosurgeon and former Medical Center trustee. Fundraising will continue throughout 2015, culminating in the Neurosciences Gala set for Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. For more information, contact Dawn Johnston at email@example.com or call 360-514-3656.
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“The Nutcracker” presented by Columbia Dance premiers this evening
Now in its 17th season, Columbia Dance presents The Nutcracker beginning tonight, Friday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. Performances will be held at the Royal Durst Theatre, Vancouver School of Arts & Academics, 3101 Main St., in Vancouver. Additional show times are Saturday, Dec. 20, at 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 21, at 1 and 5 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 22, at 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults; $15 for seniors; and $10 for youth ages 12 and under. Click here for the full story.
Paul Montague speaks at the Battle Ground Chamber’s January General Meeting, RSVP by Dec. 30
The January General Meeting at the Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce will feature special guest speaker Paul Montague on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Montague is the executive director of Responsive Leadership Institute and has assumed the position of interim executive director of the Battle Ground Chamber. The meeting takes place at The Cedars on Salmon Creek, 15001 NE 181st St. in Brush Prairie. The deadline to RSVP is Tuesday, Dec. 30. For further details, contact the Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce at 360-687-1510 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Juggler and comedian Curtis Carlyle performs this Saturday
The Uptown Village Business Association’s “Christmas in the Village” event presents a free show by Guinness-record holding entertainer, juggler and comedian Curtis Carlyle this Saturday, Dec. 20, at Compass Church. Carlyle has traveled the world and shared the stage with some of the top acts in the world performing his indescribable and hilarious routines. The show begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information about Carlyle, including links to performance videos and more, visit http://curtshow.com/blog/?p=16.
Family Fun Night at Mountain View Ice Arena Dec. 20
Dream Big Community Center (DBCC) is offering a Family Fun Night at Mountain View Ice Arena this Saturday, Dec. 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. Both admission and skate rental are free. The arena is located at 14313 SE Mill Plain Blvd., in Vancouver. DBCC is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 2004 to help the development of young adolescents in the Portland/Vancouver area. Learn more at www.dreambigcc.org.
Final Christmas tree excursions on the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad this weekend
The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad will run its final Christmas tree specials this weekend, Dec. 20 and 21, in Yacolt. Departure times are 9:30 a.m, noon and 2:30 p.m., from the station, NE Railroad Ave. Four tickets and a Douglas Fir is $60; a Grand Fir is $70; and Noble Fir is $80. Guests should arrive 30 minutes prior to departure. Prices are $15 more Dec. 20 and 21, for the steam train. Click here for the full story.
Explore Corps Discovery Days at CCHM Dec. 20
The Clark County Historical Museum will host two Explore Corps Discovery Days this month. Youth ages eight through 12 will be guided through four fun-tastic stations ranging from a museum-wide scavenger hunt to a “tree-mendous” craft station. The last Discovery Day is set for this Saturday, Dec. 20, from noon to 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 per child ($15 for CCHS members). Pre-pay to reserve a spot as space is limited to 10 kids for each day. For further details and to register a child, call 360-993-5679 or email@example.com.