WSU Vancouver’s 25th Anniversary Community Celebration on the Quad Sept. 6
WSU Vancouver invites the community to its 25th Community Celebration on the Quad Friday, Sept. 6 from 3 to 8 p.m. Presented by IQ Credit Union, this is the first of many anniversary observations set for 2014/2015. C-Tran will provide bus service to campus (#19) beginning at 2 p.m. The event features live music, tours, photo booths, a book reading, and more. Several local favorite food vendors will be on site. Click here for the full story.
Tiny House tour with Dee Williams Sept. 6
Meet Dee Williams, nationally-acclaimed Tiny House advocate and author of The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir, at Vintage Books on Saturday, Sept. 6. Tour a tiny house in the parking lot from 2 to 3 p.m., then attend a reading and Q & A session about The Big Tiny from 3 to 4:30 p.m. This event is presented in partnership by Vintage Books and Clark County Environmental Services-Green Neighbors Program. For the full story, click here.
National trial counts Sept. 9 through 14
Vancouver Parks and Recreation and the City of Vancouver are seeking volunteers to help count local trail users this September as part of the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project. This year’s trail counts will occur from 5 to 7 p.m. from Tuesday, Sept. 9 through 11, and from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13 and Sunday, Sept. 14. A list of paths and trails can be found here. Click here for the full story.
Opening reception for the newest exhibit Sept. 4
Visit the Clark County Historical Museum (CCHM) to view its latest exhibit, Food for Thought: Clark County’s Food History. An opening reception is set for Thursday, Sept. 4 from 5 to 9 p.m. as part of First Thursday Museum After Hours. A lecture by guest curator and WSUV professor Candice Goucher will start at 7 p.m. Admission is $4 per person, $3 for seniors; $2 for youth; and free for CCHM members and military personnel.
Nine Inch Nails comes to Sleep Country Amphitheater this Friday
Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden are teaming up for a North American tour that hits Sleep Country Amphitheater on Friday, Aug. 29, with special guest Death Grips. It is the 20th anniversary of both band’s breakthrough albums: Nine Inch Nails released The Downward Spiral and Soundgarden released Superunknown on March 8, 1994. Tickets range from $37.70 to $116.85. For more information, visit www.sleepcountryamphitheater.com.
The Warm Reception Band performs at Concerts on the Lawn in Ridgefield Aug. 27
Summer concerts are not quite over in Clark County. Concerts on the Lawn presents an evening with The Warm Reception Band this Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Occasions by Abacus, 24415 NE 10th Ave. in Ridgefield. Admission is $5. The band features six horns and performs the cool sounds of funk, soul, motown, pop, swing, and more. The concert runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
First annual Art at the Barn features works by Liz Pike and Sarah Bang Aug. 30
Local artists Liz Pike and Sarah Bang are joining forces for a unique art show from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30. The first annual Art at the Farm event will showcase each of their unique styles in oils and acrylics in an open air event on Pike’s Shangri-La Farm, 26300 NE Third St. in Camas. Art will be on display for show and sale. There is no cost to attend. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. For more information, visit www.lizpikeart.com.
#30Days30Ways contest begins Sept. 1
September is the 11th annual National Preparedness Month and CRESA will launch its annual social media game, 30 Days, 30 Ways, on September 1. Players are given a daily challenge at 7 a.m. each morning. Players may submit replies to each of the tasks involved throughout the month to either Facebook, Twitter, commenting on the 3O Days Blog or by email. Click here for the full article.
Dive into the second annual “Pooch Plunge” at the Marshall Center pool Sept. 1
Bring your four-legged friend to the Marshall Community Center pool for the second annual Pooch Plunge on Monday, Sept. 1. There are two scheduled swims this year: Dogs 25 lbs. and under can swim from noon to 1:30 p.m.; dogs of all sizes can swim from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Admission to the Pooch Plunge is $5 per dog, cash or check only. Click here for the full story.
Labor Day Steam Train Specials at the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad
The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad presents a Steam Labor Day Special this Saturday, Aug. 30 and Sunday, Sept. 1, in Yacolt. Departure times are noon and 2:30 p.m., from the station, NE Railroad Ave. The train will run to Moulton Falls, through a 330 foot solid rock tunnel with a stop at Moulton Station to visit Yacolt Falls. Tickets cost $20 for adults; $15 for youth ages five through 12; $13 for youth ages two through four; two and under are free. Seniors ages 60 and over are $19. Guests should arrive 30 minutes prior to departure. The Chelatche Prairie Railroad runs May through December with regularly scheduled “specials.” Track work, car and locomotive maintenance, and running the train is all run by volunteers. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.bycx.com. Follow them on Facebook, here.
Watch “Captain America”outdoors at WSU Vancouver this Thursday
Washington State University Vancouver will show Captain America: The Winter Soldier at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, in the outdoor amphitheater. The movie and snacks are free. The event is open to the public. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted to support the Cougar Food Pantry. Captain America is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, gunplay and action. The run time is 136 minutes. WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N. E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th St. exit from either I-5 or I-205, or via C-Tran bus service. Parking is free after 7 p.m.
Fourth annual CouvFest NW Aug. 28 – 30
The CouvFest NW is Vancouver’s annual summer music festival featuring live, local, and original performances at Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver. Three days of free concerts begin Thursday, Aug. 28 and run through Saturday, Aug. 30. Now in its fourth year, the event features over 30 bands performing on alternate stages to minimize downtimes. There will be food carts and other vendors throughout the day, and people will have the opportunity to meet the bands after each live set. Click here for the full story.
Register now for H-RoC’s next “Cocktails & Conversation” Sept. 18
H-RoC will host the next “Cocktails & Conversation” discussion Thursday, Sept. 18, in the upstairs dining room at The Grant House, 1101 Officers Row in Vancouver. This quarterly event features topics and speakers designed to encourage and support our community’s women leaders. September’s topic is “Can Women Have It All?” Seating is limited to the first 25 guests; interested parties should RSVP to email@example.com. For more information, visit www.h-roc.org. For the full story, click here.
Anime enthusiasts converge in Vancouver Labor Day weekend
Celebrating twelve years of anime and Japanese culture, Kumoricon is back for its biggest year yet. Thousands of people will gather together for a convention that will span two hotels in downtown Vancouver: The Hilton Vancouver and the Red Lion Hotel at the Quay. Kumoricon is a celebration of all things anime and manga. Popular examples are Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, Ponyo, Speed Racer, and Pokémon. The event features games, dances, panels, guest speakers, cosplay and more. Festivities begin Friday, Aug. 29 and run through Monday, Sept. 1. Tickets are available at the door only and are $25 for Friday and Monday; $35 for Saturday and Sunday; and $55 for a three day pass. Participants must have photo identification. For more information, visit www.kumoricon.com.
Nonprofit Excellence Awards Sept. 11
Local nonprofit organizations and businesses will be honored Thursday, Sept. 11 at the Nonprofit Excellence Awards sponsored by the Nonprofit Network Southwest Washington. The awards reception, which is presented by Columbia Credit Union, will be held from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Heathman Lodge, 7801 NE Greenwood Dr. in Vancouver. Tickets are $20 per person. For more information and registration details, visit www.nonprofitnetworkwa.org or call 360-735-7110. For the original story, click here.
CCHM welcomes new executive director Sept. 5
The Clark County Historical Society is inviting the community to meet the museum’s new executive director, Katie Anderson. The event will be held Friday, Sept. 5 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the John Stanger House on the grounds of the Jane Weber Evergreen Arboretum at 9215 SE Evergreen Highway in Vancouver. Light refreshments crafted with heirloom fruits and vegetables from the Arboretum’s gardens, will be served along side local breads, wines, and cheeses. For more information and to RSVP, contact CCHM by email or phone at 360-993-5679. Click here for the full story.
Standup paddleboard athletes come to Washougal for SUP Salmon Classic Aug. 31
Professional and recreational Standup Paddleboard (SUP) athletes from around the region and the world will take to the waters of the Columbia River for the SUP Salmon Classic Paddleboard Race, Sunday, Aug. 31, at Captain William Clark Park, Cottonwood Beach, in Washougal. The races, sanctioned by the World Paddle Association (WPA), will begin at 9 a.m. and include an 8-mile Long Course for professional level racers, a 4-mile Short Course for recreational boarders and a 2-mile youth and novice course just for fun. For the original story, click here.
Go Ready! Back-to-School Readiness Festival Aug. 27
The Vancouver Public Schools
(VPS) wants all its students to be ready to learn on the first day of school. That’s why the district’s Family-Community Resource Center team is hosting a new event designed to help students and families prepare. Go Ready! Back-to-School-Readiness Festival
will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27
, at the Boys & Girls Club, 4040 Plomondon Rd. in Vancouver. This event is free and open to all VPS students and their families. Click here
for the original article.