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Battle Ground HealthCare fundraising breakfast Oct. 21

by DIwpBacon on October 12, 2015


10540909_374434069371380_3899434703750448447_nThe community is invited to join Battle Ground HealthCare Free Chronic Medical and Dental Clinics for its annual fundraising breakfast on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 8 to 9 a.m., at Heathman Lodge. Guests can learn about the organization and how to help make a difference.

Battle Ground HealthCare is a non-profit, faith-based organization. Its mission is to improve the medical and dental health of the community, reduce the costs of emergency room visits by managing patients with chronic care needs, and improve the overall quality of life for those in need. It services those under 300% of the poverty level.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Heather Kraft at 360-521-4906 or Heather@simplepleasuresevents.com. Learn more about Battle Ground HealthCare at www.battlegroundhealthcare.org or on Facebook, here.








Children’s Center hosts local author’s book launch and signing Oct. 23, register by Oct. 19

by DIwpBacon on October 12, 2015


Childrens-Center-logo-smChildren’s Center invites the public to a free book launch and signing for the five-time Emmy winner and Kink FM Radio’s Morning Show co-host Sheila Hamilton on Friday, Oct. 23, from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Although not a fundraiser, a portion of the proceeds of books preordered at the event will benefit the center.

Hamilton is a good friend of Children’s Center and longtime advocate for those living with mental illness. In October she will publish her first book, All the Things We Never Knew, described by bestselling author Cheryl Strayed as “A boldly beautiful page-turner about loving and losing someone with mental illness. I’ll be recommending this absorbing memoir for years to come.”

All the Things We Never Knew takes readers from David and Sheila’s romance through the last three months of their life together and into the year after his death. It details their unsettling descent from ordinary life into the world of mental illness, and examines the fragile line between reality and madness. Space is limited. Interested parties should register by Monday, Oct. 19, here.

Second annual Zombie Brewfest at Doomsday Brewing Oct. 17


It’s time for the second annual Zombie Brewfest this Saturday, Oct. 17, at Doomsday Brewing Company, 421 C St. in Washougal. The bounty of beer and food begins with more than 25 craft beers poured for sampling. Beer lovers should wear pretzel necklaces and zombie costumes to enjoy over 25 craft beers and mingle with brewers at the event.

The event runs from 3 to 10 p.m. Guests can expect the full Doomsday Brewing fall menu as well as food from Foody Blues BBQ. Local bands Guillotine Necktie and The Brinksman will perform throughout the evening.

General admission is $15 and includes five beer sample tokens, live music performances, access to food vendors, and souvenir glasses for the first 500 ticket holders. Beerfest t-shirts are available for purchase. Presale tickets are now available and include two extra beer tokens at http://zombiebrewfest.brownpapertickets.com/.

WSU Vancouver’s Business Growth MAP program receives $125,000 grant


cash_620x350Washington State University Vancouver’s Business Growth Mentor and Analysis Program has received a $125,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase & Co. The grant will fund the expansion and next phase of Business Growth MAP Alliance to include a software/technology cohort starting in January 2016.

MAP Alliance started in the fall of 2014 as a series of monthly forums on topics relevant to small business. The forums bring entrepreneurs and small businesses together with peers, faculty and business experts. The Alliance represents an expansion of Business Growth MAP, which provides student-led, pro-bono consulting projects for small businesses in the region.

With the help of the JPMorgan Chase & Co. grant, the MAP Alliance software/technology cohort will combine proven business principles with expertise to further the growth of software/technology businesses in the region. Sessions will include education, hands-on experience, mentoring, shared learning, networking and establishing a resource network. For information, contact Mistie Josephson, Business Growth MAP manager at 360-546-9533 or bgmap@vancouver.wsu.edu.


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News Briefs

  • Ty Stober’s final campaign event Oct. 15

    UnknownThe final campaign event for Ty Sober is this Thursday, Oct. 15, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at 11818 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Ste. 101. Stober is running for Vancouver City Council, Position 5. Event hosts include: Kris Greene, Esther Shrader, Former Representative Monica Stonier, Kerri Altom, Steven Kuyatt, and Marsha Manning & Peter Aller. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided. The event is free with a suggested donation of $30. Event sponsorship is $250. Those that can’t make it, can donate to the campaign here. To learn more about Stober, visit www.votety.com.

  • Clark County seeks volunteers to serve on Parks Advisory Board

    The Board of County Councilors is seeking applicants to fill four vacancies on the Parks Advisory Board. Members will serve three-year terms beginning in January. The seven-member Parks Advisory Board makes recommendations to the Board of County Councilors on issues such as the selection of design consultants, park designs and park locations, park acquisition, development and improvement,
    rules for park use, the county’s biennial parks budget, and more. Anyone interested in serving should submit a letter and resumé to Jennifer Clark, Councilors Office, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA, 98666-5000. Applications also can be faxed to 360-397-6058 or emailed to jennifer.clark@clark.wa.gov. Application deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13.

  • Annual College and Career Fair at Camas High School Oct. 21


    Camas High School‘s Annual College and Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the gymnasium. Workshops will be presented from 6 to 7:25 p.m. in various locations throughout the building. The evening will end with breakout sessions led by college representatives from 7:30 to 8 p.m. The fair allows students and parents to talk with representatives from more than 50 colleges and technical schools in a college fair setting in the gym, learn more about post high school planning resources, and what students can do during high school to prepare for the next steps, and more. Click here for a list of participating schools and organizations. All high school students (grades nine through 12) and parents are encouraged to attend this event.

  • Recent Battle Ground Recycling Day event largest ever in Clark County

    10309_492009424183006_1909195117_nThe Green Neighbors Recycling Day event last Saturday at Battle Ground High School set a record for participation. More than 800 people dropped off 1,100 pounds of block foam, 6,000 pounds of Freon appliances, 9,800 pounds of scrap metal, 14,000 pounds of tires, 17,000 pounds of electronic waste and 18,400 pounds of household hazardous waste during the four-hour event. About 700 pounds of donated food also was collected for the North County Community Food Bank. “This was a hugely successful event,” says Sally Fisher, senior environmental outreach specialist with Environmental Services. “We had more people drop off items in the first hour of this event than we did during last year’s entire event.” The Battle Ground Recycling Day was the final of nine events this year. Future events will be held in 2016, and residents will be notified when times, dates and locations have been set. More information is available on the county website at clark.wa.gov/recycle/disposal/selfhaul.html.

  • VSO Chamber Series presents a Piano Extravaganza Oct. 18

    c013The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series kicks off its fifth season at 3.p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18, at Kiggins Theatre. Piano Extravaganza will feature Northwest favorites: Cinda Redman, Lena Vozheiko-Wheaton, Kathy Edsill-Charles, Kathryn Hobbie and Dr. Michael C. Liu. As part of this innovative program of piano virtuosi, the audience will be treated to two-piano groupings and even a rousing conclusion of all five pianists (each from Vancouver) playing at the same time on the same stage. Click here for the original story.

  • Society of Washington Artists hosts fall Art Show and Sale Oct. 16 and 17

    phantom (00000002)The Society of Washington Artists is celebrating its 53rd year in existence next weekend with a professionally judged Fall Art Show and Sale at the award winning H.H. Hall Building at 10000 NE Seventh Ave. in Vancouver. Public viewing and sales are Friday, Oct. 16, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free. The Artist Reception and Award Ceremony is Saturday, Oct. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m.; awards are presented at 7 p.m. Guests can enjoy food and beverages, and live music. Click here for the full story.

  • “Swing More 24!” raises over $6,000 for Parks Foundation

    IMG_3127-e1444336722230-1024x536Two weeks ago, the community shared in the collective generosity of Give More 24, Southwest Washington’s day of online giving. The Parks Foundation participated by holding the first-ever “Swing More 24!” From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Parks Foundation supporters perched on swing sets in Vancouver, Ridgefield, Camas, Washougal, and Clark County. They engaged with the people who use parks every day, and encouraged friends and family to show support by donating. Altogether, swingers and supporters raised $6,480, nearly double raised last year. Click here for the full story.

  • “Dixieland on the Columbia River” benefit for Friends of the Carpenter Oct. 17

    80BD8078-F4F8-4078-AEEB-20E22FF01FFEFriends of the Carpenter (FOC) will host its annual dinner and auction on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 5:30 to 10 p.m., at the Hilton Vancouver, 301 W Sixth St. Tickets are $75 per person; a table of 10 can be purchased for $650. “Dixieland by the Columbia River” features live music, two silent auctions and a live auction. The silent auction includes over 100 items including gift baskets, wood-working items, and more. Live auction items include a “Christmas Markets on the Danube”cruise from Dec. 5 through 12, 2016 from Budapest to Nuremburg. A comprehensive list of live and silent auction items is available on-line at friendsofthecarpenter.org. Event tickets can be purchased on-line at www.friendsofthecarpenter.org or at the FOC office, 1600 W 20th St.

  • Former Miss USA speaks at Daybreak’s fall luncheon Oct. 13

    FB LOGODaybreak Youth Services is hosting a fall Luncheon and Community Conversation on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Lunch is served at noon with the program and community conversation to follow. Former Miss USA Tara Conner is the guest speaker. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at: www.daybreakyouthservices.org or by calling 360-635-4120. Conner nearly lost her crown in 2006 when reports surfaced about her underage drinking, drug use and self-destructive behaviors. Today, she is a Public Advocacy Consultant for Caron Treatment Centers, as well as a face and voice of long-term recovery. Click here for the full story.

  • Sports Authority opens Hazel Dell store, grand opening celebration Oct. 17

    692027_112_COMING_SOON_-_TEMPLATESports Authority, one of the largest full-line sporting goods retailers in the United States and Puerto Rico, invites the community to a grand opening celebrating its newest location in Vancouver on Saturday, Oct. 17. The new store is located at 8002 NE Sixth Ave. in Hazel Dell. Starting at 8 a.m., the first 100 customers in line will receive a $20 instant Sports Authority cash card. The 101st-200th customers in line will receive a $10 cash card. U.S. Women’s Soccer midfielder Megan Rapinoe will be on site from 1 to 2:30 p.m.  Find the original article, here.

  • Celebrate Halloween with the VBMA Oct. 17

    halloween at the chateauThe Vancouver Barrack’s Military Association will be hosting its fourth annual Halloween Party and Fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m Saturday, Oct. 17, at the 40 et 8 Chateau. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door for adults, $5 for youth over seven. Those under seven are free. The family friendly event features dinner, a presentation by local author Jeff Davis, live DJ playing Halloween favorites, dancing, costume contest, and more. There will be $1 and $5 dollar raffles and silent auction. Click here for the full story.

  • Vancouver School of Arts and Academics celebrates 20 years Oct. 16


    Vancouver School of Arts and Academics is celebrating 20 years on Friday, Oct. 16To kick off the celebration, the dance program is organizing a concert featuring several alumni who currently dance, choreograph and teach professionally. Performing alumni include Eowyn Emerald Barrett (2003), Felicia Garcia (2003), Brent Luebbert (2007), Laura Aschoff (2007), and Franco Nieto (2004).  A dance choreographed by Spenser Theberge (2004) will be performed by current VSAA dancers. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.arts.vansd.org.

  • Women Entrepreneurs Organization meets Oct. 21

    2015OctWEOhomeThe Women Entrepreneurs Organization of SW Washington will present Vicki Norris of RestoringOrder.com as the keynote speaker at the October meeting. Norris will share the areas needed to be addressed in any business to increase order, credibility, and profits. Spotlight speakers are Jodell Hinojosa, Jo Foody Catering, LLC and Jayme Hayward, Skincare by Jayme. The monthly meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 5:30 p.m., at Heathman Lodge.  Advance registration is $44.50 for members; $49.50 for visitors, and includes buffet, dessert, coffee, tea, tax & tip. To learn more and to register, visit www.weowa.org.

  • Patron tour to feature Marshall, Walnut Grove Elementary Schools Oct. 30

    School BusOn Friday, Oct. 30Vancouver Public Schools Superintendent Steve Webb will host his first patron tour of the 2015-2016 school year. The tour will provide an in-depth look at the dynamic learning opportunities at Marshall and Walnut Grove elementary schools. The tour starts at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 1 p.m. Afterward, guests have the option of enjoying a student musical performance and a delicious lunch prepared by culinary arts students. Lunch is available for $4 per person. Everyone is welcome, but space is limited. To sign up, call Sue Knable at 360-313-4720 or email susan.knable@vansd.org. Click here for the full story.

  • Cash Back Day at Beaches Restaurants benefits local libraries Oct. 13

    12079677_10153703151367495_4200484794336905164_nBoth Beaches Restaurants locations will host a 50% Cash Back Day on Tuesday, Oct. 13. For every customer that mentions the “Library,” “FVRL Foundation,” or “Library Foundation” to their server while ordering, Beaches will donate an amount equal to 50% of that guest’s total check back to FVRL Foundation to help support reading and outreach programs at FVRL libraries. As an extra incentive for this event, guests can hand the server a special entry form to be entered into a drawing to win dinner for two at Beaches and a certificate for a one-night stay at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Vancouver. Find the full article, here.

  • Democratic Debate Watch Party in Vancouver Oct. 13

    UnknownThe first Democratic Debate hosted by CNN will take place in Las Vegas, NV on Tuesday, Oct. 13. A viewing party hosted by local Bernie Sanders supporters will be held at the ILWU Local 4 Union Hall at 1205 Ingalls St., Vancouver. The party starts at 6 p.m. Information will be available for anyone wanting to learn more about Sanders’ record and platform. For more information and to register to attend, visit www.berniesanders.com.

  • Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce launches new networking event Oct. 13

    1226On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce will host a new networking event from 5 to 7 p.m., at WooBox, 810 Main St., 2nd floor. “Industries Quarterly” is designed to focus on one sector at a time. The first event is dedicated to the Digital Technology industry. Everyone involved within the industry, as well as those that play a supporting role, are encouraged to attend. The featured guest list includes State Senator Annette Cleveland, who serves on the Energy, Environment and Technology Committee, and Sandra Towne, Digital Technology IPZ Administrator for the City of Vancouver. Click here for the full story.

  • Nonprofit Network of SW Washington hosts Board Connects+ Oct. 14

    istock_green_handsThe Nonprofit Network of SW Washington is hosting Board Connect +Wednesday, Oct. 14In a social atmosphere like speed dating, representatives from eight to 12 Clark County nonprofits will be available for an introductory conversation with individuals looking to learn about organizations in which they may like to share their talents by serving on a nonprofit board, committee, or special project while also giving back to our community. The event will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Cellar 55, 1812 Washington St. Attendance costs $15 and covers registration and appetizers. Click here for the full story.