Shopping fun the day after Thanksgiving in downtown Camas

by DIwpBacon on November 26, 2014


Downtown Camas invites the community to a Black Friday special event the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 28. To encourage local “small box” shopping, participating merchants will have small boxes of coupons, specials, gifts, and other surprises to choose from.

In addition, free raffle tickets will be offered at each location for a chance to win a merchant holiday basket. Additional raffle tickets will be given for each $10 spent. Participating merchants include: Camas Antiques, Arktana Shoes, 4Ever Growing Kids, Navidi’s Olive Oils, Lizzabeth A, Camas Bike and Sport, Lil’ Dudes and Divas, Deja Vu Camas, Urban Style Spa and Salon and more.

At the end of the evening, shoppers can bring their receipts down to the Liberty Theater. For receipts totaling $75, the theater will give away two free tickets. For more information, visit




KGW Social Media and Digital Marketing event Dec. 2

by DIwpBacon on November 26, 2014


There’s a lot happening in the social media landscape. Algorithms change, new venues launch, users get distracted or siphoned away insta-gramming, pinning, friending, liking or following. Learn the new rules of social media at the KGW event set for Tuesday, Dec. 2 from 8 to 9:30 a.m., at 1501 SW Jefferson St. in Portland.

Frank Mungeam, newly promoted Director of Digital Content for Gannett returns to Studio A to help us make sense of the social media maze and to share what to anticipate in 2015.

To insure no one remains in the social media maze that confronts businesses today, his presentation will include an open forum discussion with plenty of time to get your questions answered. The event is sponsored by Centurylink. For further details and to register, click here.

“A Bounteous Feast of British Holiday Masterpieces” at Clark College Dec. 4


The Clark College Music Department presents Bounteous Feast of British Holiday Masterpieces, Thursday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m., in Gaiser Hall, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. The Women’s Choral Ensemble will perform Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols accompanied by harpist Kimberly Houser as well as several other seasonal selections.

The Clark College Chorale opens their portion of the program with Ubi Caritas by Durufle and Mozart’s Laudate Dominum with soprano soloist Linda Appert. The Chorale will close the concert with John Rutter’s tour de force Gloria accompanied by brass ensemble and percussion. Both choirs are directed by April Duvic.

The concert is free and open to the public. Donations for the choral programs are gratefully accepted. For more information, contact Shelly Williams at 360-992-2662 or For more information, visit

Humane Society welcomes Black Friday with a black cat adoption sale Nov. 28

The Humane Society for Southwest Washington (HSSW) is celebrating Black Friday with $5 adoption fees for black or mostly black cats Friday, Nov. 28 through Sunday, Nov. 30. All other cats, kittens, dogs and puppies are 10 percent off Friday only.

While supplies last, free doughnuts will be served at the adoption center, 1100 NE 192nd Ave. in Vancouver, and ReTails Thrift Store, located at 5000 E Fourth Plain Blvd. in Vancouver. ReTails is also offering half off the purchase of a second item, with all proceeds benefiting HSSW.

All pet adoptions include: Spay or neuter surgery, microchip ID system and national registration, vaccinations, free veterinary exam with a local participating veterinarian, animal training information and low-cost pet insurance options. Animals are always available for adoption during shelter hours, noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. For a list of all animals currently available for adoption, visit, or call 360-693-4746.



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News Briefs

  • Happy Thanksgiving from the Daily Insider

    Unknown-5The Daily Insider is grateful for many things, but most especially for our readers, without whom we wouldn’t exist. In honor of the Thanksgiving tradition, the Insider will not be published tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day, or on Friday, Nov. 28. We will return Monday, Dec. 1. Be sure to check our calendar for upcoming events. We hope you have a wonderful holiday.

  • Mt. Bachelor delays more lift openings due to inclement weather

    images-2Mt. Bachelor will alter its planned operating schedule this week due to an unexpected shift to warm and wet weather through Thanksgiving Day. Recent heavy rain and high humidity have taken a toll on the mountain’s snowpack, and soft and saturated snow conditions are preventing the resort from preparing most of its terrain for public opening. Additional rain and wind are expected late Wednesday through Thursday evening. For more information and the complete list of changes, visit

  • RTC board holds regular meeting Dec 2

    The next Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council (RTC) Board of Directors meeting will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m., in the 6th floor Training Room of the Clark County Public Service Center. The agenda for the upcoming meeting is available here. Links are provided to all available agenda documents. Copies of these materials will be available at the meeting. Those wishing to make public comments may view policies online and choose to make them in person or submit them directly to:

  • Learn how to maintain a healthy “Soil Food Web” with the Master Gardner Foundation of Clark County Dec. 2

    Unknown-4Join the Master Gardner Foundation of Clark County for an informative presentation with Joan Veach who will speak about maintaining a healthy “Soil Food Web.” The lecture is set for Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., at the CASEE Center in Bldg. B, Room 202/205 located at 11104 NE 149 St., Brush Prairie. Veach will introduce her audience to a complex world where bacteria form the foundation of an intricate ecosystem that has been termed The Soil Food Web. She has been a Master Gardener since 2007, and a Master Composter/Recycler since 2008. The event is free and no registration required. For more information, visit

  • Evergreen Public Schools seeking citizens to serve on Instructional Materials Committee

    Unknown-3Evergreen Public Schools is looking for three citizens to serve two-year terms on the district’s Instructional Materials Committee (IMC). All three citizens must have at least one child enrolled in one of the district’s elementary or secondary schools. All applicants must reside within the Evergreen School District. Interested citizens should submit their name and address to the district office by calling Kaye Chamberlain at 360-604-4005 or emailing Applicants will receive a biographical data form to fill out and submit by Friday, Dec. 5, which will be forwarded to the Evergreen Public Schools’ Board of Directors for evaluation.

  • Clark County Thanksgiving Weekend Wine Tour Nov. 28 – 30

    verres-rainbow-Hi-def-1-e1391377122960Wine lovers are invited to a Clark County Thanksgiving Weekend Wine Tour this Friday, Nov. 28 through Sunday, Nov. 30. Enjoy the beauty of Clark County while exploring 19 Southwest Washington wineries and two tasting rooms. Purveyors will have something special on hand such as light appetizers, live music, and more. Most wineries are open from noon to 6 p.m. but hours may vary, so check with the participating wineries you wish to visit. For more information, visit

  • Grand opening of Woodland Action Thrift Store this week

    grand-openingThe grand opening of the nonprofit Woodland Action Thrift store will run now through Saturday, Nov. 29. The new thrift store will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 am to 6 pm, and Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 6 pm. The community thrift store will help to support the Woodland Action Center, a food bank and community service center for Woodland and nearby areas. For more information, visit the Woodland Action website at or call 360-225-9998.

  • Christmas Festival of Lights opens this Friday

    LK_FOLCHAPELSince 1988, The Grotto‘s Christmas Festival of Lights has become a must-see holiday tradition celebrating the true meaning of Christmas. Known as the World’s Largest Christmas Choral Festival, The Festival of Lights features five choirs each night from throughout the Pacific Northwest, totaling more than 160 choirs, choral groups and special guests. The festival opens Friday, Nov. 28. The Grotto is located at NE 85th and Sandy Blvd. in Portland. Click here for the full story.

  • Beaujolais party at Niche this evening

    images-1According to French law, the current year’s release of Beaujolais Nouveau may not be released any earlier than the third Thursday of November. In honor of this fine tradition, Niche is hosting it’s own Beaujolais Release Party. Join them this afternoon, Nov. 26 beginning at 4 p.m., as they celebrate this year’s vintages of Beaujolais Nouveau and past vintages of Cru Beaujolais which can be purchased by the glass or bottle. French cheeses and other delectables will be available for purchase.

  • Holiday bazaar at Touchmark Village Dec. 3

    HolidayBazaar-bannerTouchmark at Fairway Village invites the public to its poinsettia sale Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Delivered fresh from the nursery, the plants come in a rainbow of colors including red, burgundy, pink and white. Purchases benefit the Friends of Hospice Southwest Washington. The plants range from $7 to $26. On Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., shoppers can get a head start on their holiday shopping at the annual Touchmark holiday bazaar. There is no charge to attend, and more than 30 vendors will be offering a variety of unique, handmade items. Touchmark is located at 2911 SE Village Loop in east Vancouver.

  • Vancouver Rotary Foundation Festival of Trees kicks off the holiday season

    14836_170843968165_7911042_nThe 19th annual Vancouver Rotary Festival of Trees will kick off the holiday season on Thanksgiving Weekend with community events, entertainment and viewing of holiday trees at the Vancouver Hilton and Esther Short Park. The lavishly decorated trees will be featured at the festival culminating with a raffle of the trees with gifts, cash, and a Seahawks extravaganza package on Sunday, Nov. 30. Raffle tickets are $5 each and available at the festival. Click here for the full story.

  • First ever $500 Shop Local contest on now through Nov. 29

    525-600x321The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Columbia Credit Union, have coordinated the first ever “Shop Local” Customer Appreciation contest. Right now, until Saturday, Nov. 29 (Small Business Saturday) patrons can shop at any one of over 45 local small businesses to become entered to win a $500 gift card. For the original article, click here.

  • Registration open for the Hot Buttered Run Nov. 30

    hot-buttered-run-5k-2-26c4030614d619daRegistration is now open for the annual Hot Buttered Run and Kids Kandy Kane Race on Sunday, Nov. 30, sponsored by Energy Events. Participants can choose between a 12K run or 5K walk/run and enter the kids, ages three through seven, in the 1K event. Entry costs range from $8 to $50. The runs start and end at Esther Short Park. Click here for the full story.

  • American Atlas: A reading by storyteller Rob Katsuno at Angst Gallery Dec. 1

    Unknown-1Portland Playhouse, Clark County Poet Laureate Christopher Luna, Angst Gallery, and Printed Matter, Vancouver present American Atlas: A Reading by storyteller Rob Katsuno at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at Angst Gallery. American Atlas depicts an Asian American conformist struggling to form his identity. Katsuno’s storytelling employs humor to explore the intersection of multiculturalism and America’s aspirational culture. He has performed locally at Tommy O’s, Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic, and Back Fence PDX. For more information, visit

  • 18th District lawmakers schedule Dec. 6 town hall meeting in Battle Ground


    Senator Ann Rivers, Representative Liz Pike and Representative Brandon Vick are inviting 18th District citizens to join them Saturday, Dec. 6 for a town hall meeting in Battle Ground. The three lawmakers are hoping to hear from the public about issues and priorities as they prepare for the 2015 legislative session. The town hall meeting will be held at City Hall, 109 SW First St. in Battle Ground from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. People not able to attend are encouraged to contact Sen. Rivers at 360- 786-7634 (Olympia); Rep. Pike at 360-210-4534 (Camas); or Rep. Vick at 360-210-7070 (Camas). The 2015 legislative session begins Jan. 12 in Olympia.

  • Vancouver Chamber partners with “Be a Santa to a Senior ” program Dec. 5

    109721851The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) has partnered with the three entities in Clark County coordinating the “Be a Santa to a Senior” program: Home Instead Senior Care, Meals on Wheels and Prestige Care. This partnership centers on local seniors who may not receive a gift this holiday season. The community is asked to choose a senior/gift to bring to the Friday, Dec. 5 GVCC Holiday Heroes Luncheon. Click here for the full story.

  • Twelfth annual Run for the Hungry Nov. 27

    Unknown-2Individuals, families and friends are invited to Gateway Church’s 12th annual Run for the Hungry, a 5k walk/run through the streets of Washougal, on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 27. Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. at Washougal High School, 1201 39th St., and the run starts from Fishback Stadium at 8 a.m. rain or shine.  Advance registration is $20 dollars for individuals eleven and older, $15 for youth ages three through 10; and free for those under three. Competitive team registration has closed. A donation of nonperishable foods will be accepted in lieu of cash, but T-shirts will be given only to paying registrants. For further details and to register, visit

  • Seats filling up for Winter Tea at the Marshall House Dec. 7

    rh-06232014-3945The Marshall House invites the community to a Winter Tea Saturday, Dec. 7, at 10:30 a.m.; the 2 p.m. seating is full. The event will feature live music, historic re-enactors, and both sweet and savory treats. The cost is $35 per person. Space is limited and reservations are required. The Marshall House is located at 1301 Officers Row, Vancouver. To make a reservation, contact Julie Kummer at 360-693-3103 or buy tickets online at