Columbia Dance Company presents excerpts from “Swan Lake” next weekend

by DIwpBacon on March 26, 2015


Columbia Dance Company performs their diverse repertory program, Columbia Dance Presents! featuring alumn Steven Goforth in excerpts from Swan Lake. This classical ballet story, set to Tchaikovsky’s lush score, has inspired Artistic Director Jan Hurst to fill the stage with selected excerpts from Act I and Act II.

Swan Lake tells the tale of Odette – a beautiful maiden transformed into a swan by an evil curse, and the prince who swears his enduring love for her.

Performances begin next Friday, Apr. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Royal Durst Theater, 3101 Main St., Vancouver. Additional performances will be held on Saturday, Apr. 4, at 2 and 7 p.m. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students. Children ages 12 and under are $10. To purchase tickets, click here. For more information, visit



The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a free, informational meeting about its Reserve Deputy program

by DIwpBacon on March 26, 2015


The Clark County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Deputy program (CCSO) serves as an integral component of the Sheriff’s commitment to serve the citizens of Clark County. CCSO Reserves are commissioned and sworn volunteer Deputies, who perform a variety of functions in their capacity.

The program is ideal for professional adult men and women who are interested in serving their community in a unique and important way, but are not able to commit to a career in full-time law enforcement. The CCSO Reserve Deputy program is also an opportunity for those interested in a full-time career in law enforcement, and want to explore this career while maintaining another profession. The meeting will be on Monday, Mar. 30, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the West Precinct, 505 NW 179th St., Ridgefield.

Attendees can learn about the program, Reserve Deputy academy and the testing process. There will be a limited number of study guides available for purchase at the meeting, cost is $10. The guide provides examples of questions on the Reserve Deputy written test. Bring exact payment to purchase a study guide. The written test will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 11. To RSVP for the orientation or for more information, visit

Washington Wine pairings this evening at Flutes and Rocks in downtown Camas


Those planning to stop by Flutes & Rocks Lounge in downtown Camas this evening, Mar. 26, will find them celebrating Washington State Wine Month. From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., guests can enjoy a special selection of food and Washington wine parings. Featured pairings include:

Whites: Wild Meadows Chardonnay, Waterbrook Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay paired with soft white cheeses, crackers, grapes, apples, and honey roasted walnuts.

Reds: Expedition Merlot and Cabernet, and Browne Cabernet paired with tomato and basil bruscetta crostini, pork shoulder, pickled beet and bean salad and charcuterie plate with crackers.

The evening is $35. For more information and to reserve a spot, call 360-954-5981. Flutes and Rocks Lounge is located at 500 NE Fourth Ave. A website is still in the works, but details about the lounge can be found at Just A Girl In Camas.

Register now for Spring Break youth golf camps at Camas Meadows


Spring Break is just around the corner and Camas Meadows Golf Course is offering three day youth golf camps from the Washington Youth Golf Academy (WYGA). The camps offer an introduction to golf and covers all aspects of the game including woods, irons, chipping, tutting, golf etiquette and course management. Camp schedules are:

Junior Camp (Age six through 12) – Monday, Apr. 6 through Thursday, Apr. 8, from 9 to 11 a.m.
Teen Camp (Age 13-17) – Thursday, Apr. 9 through Saturday, Apr. 11, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Camp cost is $99. All attendees will receive WYGA camp memorabilia, and all equipment is provided. Sessions meet at the Driving Range. For more information and to sign up, call the Camas Meadows Pro Shop at 360-833-2000. Camas Meadows is located at 4105 NW Camas Meadows Drive. Learn more at


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News Briefs

  • Kansas comes to the Clark County Fair Aug. 7, tickets go on sale this Saturday

    safe_image.phpThe Clark County Fair has announced that Kansas will perform the first of its four concerts planned during the run of the Fair this August 7 through 16. The concert is set for opening night, Friday, Aug. 7, inside the Wolf Grandstands. Tickets range from $25 to $35, and go on sale this Saturday, Mar. 28, at and Kansas is a world renowned band that has sold millions of albums and appeared on the billboard charts for more than 200 weeks. For reserved seats, order online and the concert ticket price includes admission to the Clark County Fair (day of concert only). The concert starts at 7 p.m. For more information, visit

  • Representatives Lynda Wilson and Paul Harris host telephone town hall Apr.1

    UnknownRepresentatives Lynda Wilson and Paul Harris, both R-Vancouver, will host a telephone town hall on Wednesday, Apr. 1, from 6 to 7 p.m. They invite all 17th Legislative District residents to join them for an hour-long community conversation on state legislative issues. To participate, residents can call 360-588-5068. If listeners have questions during the call they can press the star (*) key on their telephone keypads. Residents unable to participate, or with questions before the event, can contact Wilson by calling her Olympia office at 360-786-7994. Harris can be reached at his Olympia office by calling 360-786-7976.

  • NWABA and Century Link Pioneers host Beeping Easter Egg Hunt Mar. 28

    Beeping_Easter_Egg_Hunt_Beeping_EggThe Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that it will be hosting a Beeping Easter Egg Hunt for children and youth who are blind or visually impaired Saturday, Mar. 28. The event will run from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Washington State School for the Blind, 2214 E 13th St., Vancouver. ”We are very excited to host this event for children with visual impairments. “In addition to the Easter Egg Hunt, participants will have the opportunity to participate in sports and learn more about our mission and programs,” says Founder/Executive Director Billy Henry. In addition to the Easter Egg Hunt, participants will receive hands on instruction in beep baseball and tandem cycling. Learn more at

  • Save the date: Kindergarten readiness event May 9

    k-ready SELF (Support Early Learning and Families) and Our Children Can’t Wait (OCCW) are hosting a one-day, five location event to encourage families to register for school prior to the end of this school year. Districts need to prepare and plan for more than 6,000 students that will enter schools in all nine districts. The free kindergarten registration and readiness event will be held Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at five following locations. Find the full article here.

  • WSU Vancouver hosts panel discussion on race, policing, and justice Apr. 3

    pr-bbbThe community is invited to attend a panel discussion, “Black, Brown and Blue: Diverse Perspectives on Race, Policing and justice,” at 1 p.m. Friday, Apr. 3, at WSU Vancouver. Recent police killings of people of color have led to protests and demonstrations across America, raising larger questions related to racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system. Five panelists who view these issues from a variety of lenses will discuss the root causes of these disparities, their consequences and how to move forward. Click here for the full story.

  • Clark County Fire District 6 hosts shoe collection drive through mid-April

    soles_4_souls_smlClark County Fire District 6 (FD6) has teamed up with a local middle school student, Teagan Carper in her attempt to collect 25,000 pair of shoes for Soles4Souls. Founded in 2006, Sole4Souls is a global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty through the distribution of shoes and clothing. Barrels have been placed for “sole collecting” at all three Fire Stations. The drive will run through mid-April. Click here for the full article.

  • CCHM’s ninth annual Women’s History Month Program: “My Life As a Cleveland Indian” Mar. 28

    37c2236081f579db306274e45cdcda62_400x400Bring a spouse, a friend, family or a date to the Clark County Historical Museum‘s ninth annual Women’s History Month Program this Saturday, Mar. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Pearson Air Museum at Fort Vancouver. Dakota Navajo journalist Jacqueline Keeler will present, “My Life as a Cleveland Indian.” Tickets are $15 general admission and $12 for museum members. Seating is limited so calling ahead to reserve tickets is recommended. Click here for the full story.

  • Superintendent Deeder to shave head for Evergreen Public Schools fundraiser Mar. 28

    Deeder and MCs-1The Evergreen School District Foundation’s (ESDF) annual gala, “Party on Park Place,” has higher stakes than usual this year. Challenging the community to raise much-needed funds to support local students, Evergreen Superintendent John Deeder has committed to shave his head if the foundation can raise $150,000. “Party on Park Place” will be held at the Vancouver Hilton on Saturday, Mar. 28. Click here for the full story.

  • Ke Kukui Foundation hosts Hawaiian quilting classes beginning Mar. 28, drop ins welcome

    16pumwht_yelThe Ke Kukui Foundation invites the community to ongoing, Kuiki lau, or Hawaiian quilting classes at the Ke Kukui Arts and Cultural Center, 301 E McLoughlin Blvd., Ste. D in Vancouver. Classes are scheduled for Saturdays, Mar. 28,  April 25 and May 16.  All ages and skill levels are welcome. Each class is taught by Sue Bunda and runs from 10 a.m. to noon. Registration is $20 per class and a materials kit is $30. Drop-ins are welcome, but interested parties can also sign up at For more information about the foundation, visit

  • Six public forums on affordable housing throughout region

    11025238_10153131073684076_1385891024743879248_oWSU Vancouver and the Thomas S. Foley Institute‘s new Initiative for Public Deliberation, will host six open forums around the region to hear from local residents about the challenges and opportunities related to affordable housing. The forums seek to build constructive dialogue and community engagement around regional priorities. The selection of affordable housing as the initiative’s first program emerged from the results of the 500,000 Voices project, a survey conducted by the Community Foundation of Southwest Washington. Click here for the full story.

  • Bravo! Vancouver presents “Elijah” Mar. 29

    NTR_Elijah3Bravo! Vancouver Concert Series will present Mendelssohn’s Elijah Sunday, Mar. 29, at 3 p.m. The concert, conducted by Dr. Maria Manzo, features the 50-voice Bravo! Vancouver Chorale, Washington Chamber Orchestra and guest soloists. Broadway baritone Douglas Webster performs the role of Elijah. Soloists include Portland singers Scot Crandal (tenor), Valery Saul (alto) and Jocelyn Claire Thomas (soprano). Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for kids 16 and younger, and are available online or at the Bravo! Vancouver Box office: 360-906-0441. The concert takes place at Crossroads Community Church, 7708 NE 78th St., Vancouver. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit

  • Camas Student Film Festival Mar. 26

    kids-movies-1The Camas School District has announced the official program selections for its first Student Film Festival. These budding filmmakers were given the prompt: “How does technology impact education?” Interpretations and innovations abound in their short vignettes. On Thursday, Mar. 26, the community is invited to view the film submissions at Liberty Theatre, 315 NE Fourth Ave. in downtown Camas. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The program is expected to run for approximately one hour. Find the full story here.

  • Sock Hop benefit for SWEAP Mar. 27

    1dc74df4f13bfb51107578e509f74b17Southwest Washington Elder Abuse Prevention Coalition (SWEAP) is hosting a Sock Hop at the Vancouver Hilton to “shake rattle and roll” out elder abuse in Clark County on Friday, Mar. 27.  This fundraiser is an opportunity to educate, recognize and thank those who have supported SWEAP. Guests can expect a 50′s themed fundraiser, music and entertainment, a dessert dash, buffet dinner, dancing and more. Masters of Ceremonies are Jim MainsTemple Lentz and Gary Bock. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person. To learn more about SWEAP or to purchase tickets to the event, visit or email Find the full story here.

  • WSU Vancouver’s Women of Distinction honors 33 local women Mar. 26

    women-of-distinction-560wWashington State University Vancouver will celebrate 33 women who have made a difference for others at the annual Women of Distinction event. Click here to see the nominees. The celebration and reception begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 26, in Firstenburg Student Commons. The event is free and open to all registered guests. Dr. Allen Gabriel, co-founder of the Pink Lemonade Project, is the keynote speaker. Attendees are asked to bring donations of new or used business clothes for the Dress-A-Coug Clothing Drive. To RSVP and get a parking permit, visit For the full story, click here.

  • Spring Fashion Show benefits the JWR Boys & Girls Club Mar. 28

    light-color-RED-Valentino-SS-2014-2015-Collection-dressLily Atelier and Arktana invite the community to a Spring Runway Fashion Show Saturday, Mar. 28, under a temporary tent at the corners of Birch St. and Fourth Ave. in downtown Camas. The event is a benefit for JWR Boys & Girls Club. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the fashion show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the door. Each ticket is also a $20 Lily Atelier gift card, a $20 Arktana gift card, and a $20 Vancouver Vision Clinic gift card. For more information and tickets, call 360-834-9215. The JWR Club provides local youth ages six to 18 a host of after school programs, summer camps, and drop-in programs. It has a state-of-the-art technology center, music studio and art studio.