Celebrate the Marshall Center’s 50th birthday with fun, free activities May 30

by DIwpBacon on May 26, 2015

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The City of Vancouver’s Marshall Community Center is turning 50 this year and the community is invited to celebrate with fun, free activities from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 30. Current Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt, plus former mayors Bruce Hagensen and Royce Pollard will attend the celebration. The mayors will be joined by Vancouver City Councilmembers and other community stakeholders for a ribbon cutting at 1:30 p.m., followed by storytelling with local historian and former City Councilmember Pat Jollota.

The Marshall Community Center, located at 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd., will be free of charge to the community all afternoon. Visitors can take a splash in the pool, try various sports activities in the gym, get moving with fitness demonstrations, explore your artistic side with pottery demonstrations, or just chill in the SPOT teen center. They can also find out about everything the Vancouver Parks and Recreation Department has planned this summer and take advantage of special discount offers.

Check in for public swims begin at 11 a.m. Wristbands for free public swims will be available one hour prior to the each of the free swims and space is limited. For more information, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/familyfunday, or contact the Marshall Community Center at 360-487-7100 ext. 0, or parksrec@cityofvancouver.us.

 

 

 

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Community Foundation Luncheon June 2

by DIwpBacon on May 26, 2015

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The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington is hosting its 2015 Annual Luncheon on Tuesday, June 2, at the Hilton Vancouver. The event will begin with some social time before transitioning into the lunch and awards presentation from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tickets to the non-fundraising event are $50 per guest and are available for purchase online at www.cfsww.org or by calling 360-694-2550.

The awards ceremony will honor Bob and Sharon Lewis, the 2015 Philanthropists of the Year, for their transformational financial contributions and community service. In addition, local law office Pabst Holland & Reynolds, PLLC will receive the Friend of the Foundation award in recognition of the firm’s professional support in promoting philanthropy throughout southwest Washington. David and Diane Difford will also receive a Lifetime of Giving Award to acknowledge the noteworthy, long-term investments the couple has made in community philanthropy.

This year’s program will feature a keynote by Lynda Coates, a speaker and trainer with Communication Across Barriers, a national consulting firm that works to improve opportunities for people in poverty. She was born into poverty and homelessness herself and became the first person in her family to graduate from high school. With the help of mentors and resources, Coates was able to further her education and earn a Master’s Degree in communications. Learn more at www.cfsww.org.

Two writing workshops benefit the Ridgefield Community Library

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Two writing workshops are being offered this week as fundraisers for the Ridgefield Community Library. “It’s Your Life: Write,” will be held over a four-week period and costs $50 for the entire series. Each session will last one hour.

The daytime workshop: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., begins Wednesday, May 27 and ends on Wednesday, June 17. The evening workshop: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., begins on Thursday, May 28 and ends on Thursday, June 18. Both will be held at Ridgefield Community Library 210 N Main Ave., Ridgefield.

In four weekly one-hour sessions, attendees will learn about the variety of possibilities for conveying stories (memoir, family biography, historical fiction, and more), how to make words come to life on the page. Participants will leave the workshop with both the inspiration and tools to tell a captivating life story for any audience. For more information, contact Sean McGill at 360-887-8281 or smcgill@fvrl.org.

 

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