The Camas Plant and Garden Fair May 7
by DIwpBacon on May 2, 2016
The 19th annual Camas Plant & Garden Fair will return to downtown Camas on Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., bringing thousands of visitors to town to explore the offerings of local nurseries, growers, and garden artists. Customers will find a large assortment of trees, plants, flowers, garden art and furniture, planters, veggie starts, birdhouses and feeders, pottery, metal art, flowering hanging baskets, garden benches, stone art, sculptures, herbs, and more.
New features include a free potting station and an Education Spotlight Series. Younger patrons will enjoy the free petting zoo, Rhys Thomas and his Strolling Jugglemania Show, the Kids’ Zone and many garden related crafts and activities. Live music will be performed throughout the day, and Boy Scout Troop 554 will be on hand with their trusty wagons to help citizens transport their purchases as needed.
The DCA will also be hosting a raffle prize drawing with plants, trees, flowers, and more as a fundraiser for the Camas Plant & Garden Fair and scholarships for women. The items will be on display, and tickets can be purchased for $5 or three for $10 at the DCA table at the corner of Fourth and Cedar Streets on the day of the event. The winner will be drawn at 3:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.cwplantfair.org or www.fb.com/CamasPlantAndGardenFair.
WSU Vancouver to graduate 975 at 2016 Commencement May 7
Posted May 2nd, 2016
WSU Vancouver will graduate 975 students at its 2016 Commencement ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield. Chancellor Mel Netzhammer will preside, and graduating senior Shain Wright, president of the Associated Students of Washington State University Vancouver, will deliver the commencement address.
The 2016 graduates include 29 doctoral candidates in the areas of education, environmental and natural resource sciences, neuroscience, nursing and nursing practice. There are 102 master’s candidates and 844 bachelor’s candidates.
Since coming to WSU Vancouver in 2012, Wright has focused on issues related to diversity and equity. He has been passionately involved on campus, initially volunteering for Student Diversity events and later working as staff in the Student Diversity Center. Wright is graduating summa cum laude, with a double bachelor’s degree in public affairs and human development, and a certificate in case management.
Sunlight Supply Amphitheater, a covered outdoor venue, is located at 17200 NE Delfel Rd., Ridgefield. Parking and gates open at 11 a.m. The seating area opens at 11:30 a.m. Concessions will be available. Commencement is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.
First Thursday: “Human Rights in History” at CCHM May 5
Posted May 2nd, 2016
Nancy Koppelman, professor of American studies and humanities at Evergreen State College, will present “Human Rights in History” at Clark County Historical Museum’s First Thursday event this Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m. Koppelman will discuss common assumptions made about human rights, how and what affects those assumptions, and what challenges the human rights movement faces.
This presentation offers a comprehensive historical context for understanding how the idea of human rights became not only a commitment widely shared by individuals, but also an organizing ethic within and among global nations.
This program is in conjunction with the One November Morning exhibition and will take place at the Clark County Historical Museum, 1511 Main St., Vancouver. Admission is free thanks to support from Humanities Washington. Doors will open at 5 p.m. For more information, call 360-993-5679, email email@example.com or visit www.cchmuseum.org.