Democratic Debate Watch Party in Vancouver Oct. 13
The 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.
Woodland Police Chief holds community forum Oct. 7
Woodland Chief of Police Phil Crochet will host a community forum on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 6 p.m. Agenda topics will include crime statistics and information about drug usage in Woodland as compared to other area communities. Chief Crochet will also answer questions from the audience on any department related topic. The free, public forum will be held at the new Woodland High School, 1500 Dike Access Rd.
Free Clinic of SW Washington welcomes new board member
The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington welcomes Victoria King to its board of directors. King is the Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for PeaceHealth, which includes PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. She is board certified as a Nurse Executive Advanced, holds masters’ degrees in healthcare administration and nursing, and is a co-founder of the Global Nursing Conference. She is known for creating strong and enduring nursing collaboration with physicians, patients and the community. King served on a free clinic board in Woodlands, Texas for two years and also served on a YMCA board in Phoenix, AZ for two years. For more information about the Free Clinic, visit www.freeclinics.org.
Junk Bonanza at the Clark County Event Center Oct. 9 through 11
The Junk Bonanza, for 10 years a must-shop market destination for serious vintage lovers, will come to the Clark County Event Center in Ridgefield this weekend for its second-ever expansion outside of Minnesota. Merchandise is predominantly 40 years old or older, or created using items of that age. Juried vendors offer an amazing trove of furniture, decor, jewelry, textiles and apparel; each chosen specifically for their quality and mix. The event runs Friday, Oct. 9, through Sunday, Oct. 11. General admission is $10 per day and can be purchased at the door with cash only. ATMs available on site. Order online at www.kinassauer.com/collections/junk-bonanza. Parking is $6 per day.
WSU Vancouver’s fall Chancellor’s Seminar Series focusses on sleep Oct. 9
Find out what you don’t know about sleep at Washington State University Vancouver‘s Chancellor’s Seminar Series, “Sleep Matters: How Sleep Affects Learning, Decision-Making and Health from Adolescence to Adulthood.” The event will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in the Firstenburg Student Commons. Sleep experts Gregory Belenky and Catherine Darley will take turns at the podium. Tickets are $25 and include lunch, lecture and parking. For more information and to purchase tickets, click on the ad in the right column or call 360-546-9589. For the full story, click here.
Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce launches new networking event Oct. 13
On 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.
Giving Portland-Vancouver 4 million smiles during Positive Attitude Month
In conjunction with World Smile Day, held annually on October 2, The Joy Team is launching a four-week campaign for happiness that seeks to bring four million smiles to Portland and Vancouver, and leave someone $1,000 richer. The rally began last Friday, and runs through October 25, during Positive Attitude Month. There are 19 messages altogether: 16 in Portland and three in Vancouver. To participate, interested parties can go to each sign, take a selfie with the message and post them on Facebook.com/thinkHAPPYrally, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ThinkHappyRally. Click here for the full story.
Fall Harvest Tea Oct. 10
All are welcome to a Fall Harvest Tea this Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Red Cross Community Room in Fort Vancouver. The event will feature live music, historic re-enactors, both sweet and savory treats, and a selection of Harney & Son’s Fine Teas. Reservations are required and can be made for the 10:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. seating time. The cost is $35 per person. The Red Cross Community Room is located at 605 Barnes Rd. Space is limited so reserve a spot today by purchasing tickets online here. For questions, contact Natalie Hantho at 360-992-1808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Columbia River Mental Health unveils new clinic with open house reception Oct. 8
Community members are invited to attend an Open House Reception next Thursday, Oct. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m., for the new Columbia River Mental Health Service (CRMHS) clinic located at 9105 Hwy 99 in Hazel Dell. The event will provide light refreshments and is free and open to all community members. Guests will be able to take tours of the clinic, meet clinical and support staff, and learn about offered services.For more information, visit http://crmhs.org. Click here for the full story.
Sarah Webb reads at Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Oct. 8
This month’s Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic is at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8, at Angst Gallery. Featured guest reader is Sarah Webb. A former Vancouverite, Webb now lives in the Texas Hill Country with her hound dog Rex, and reads frequently in Oklahoma and Texas. Her poetry collection Black (Virtual Artists Collective, 2013) was selected as a finalist for the 2014 Oklahoma Book Award and the 2014 Writers’ League of Texas Book Award. She served as Poetry Editor for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s interdisciplinary journal Crosstimbers for many years, and is presently a member of the editorial committee for All Roads Will Lead You Home and a co-editor of Just This, a magazine of the Zen arts. Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic nights are hosted monthly by Clark County Poet Laureate Christopher Luna and Toni Partington. Angst Gallery is located at 1015 Main St. For further details, click here.
Candidate Forum Oct. 8
The Neighborhood Associations of Clark County Association will host a Candidate Forum on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Community of Christ meeting room, 400 NE 179th St. near the fairgrounds in Ridgefield. The following candidates have accepted an invitation:
- County Chair: Marc Boldt (Nonpartisan) and Mark Dalesandro (Democrat)
- County Council District 2: Chuck Green (Democrat) and Julie Olson (Republican)
NACCC provides a forum for neighborhood association leaders and members from across the county to share issues of common interest and gain from each other’s experiences. For more information, contact Doug Ballou at 360-573-3314 or email@example.com.
Annual Apple Festival Oct. 11
Riverside Christian School is hosting its 25th annual Apple Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11, on its campus at 463 N Shepherd Rd. in Washougal. There’s no admission fee, but there will be plenty of autumn delights to purchase including baked goods, and Honeycrisp apples available by the pound. Visitors can enjoy games, pony rides, a cake walk, confetti eggs, a pie eating contest and even bunnies for sale. Thirty different vendors will be on site selling everything from local arts and crafts to vegetarian burgers, nachos, and fresh apple dumplings with ice cream.
Oktoberfest Fundraiser for Bart Hansen Oct. 7
Vancouver voters are welcome to attend an Oktoberfest Fundraiser for Bart Hansen on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the Brickstone Ballroom, 105 W Evergreen Blvd. Hansen is running to retain his seat on the Vancouver City Council. Food will be provided by Mill Creek Pub. Guests will enjoy Basel Cellars Wines, beer from Mt. Tabor Brewing, and live entertainment from Lou & Lily. A suggested donation is $25. For more information about Hanson’s campaign, visit www.barthansen.com.
Camas School District offers free health screenings Oct. 7
Camas School District is offering free screenings on Wednesday, Oct. 7, for children ages birth to 21 who reside in the Camas School District. The screenings test children in hearing, vision, speech, concepts and motor development, and last about an hour. For an appointment, call 360-335-3000, ext. 77174.
Nonprofit Network of SW Washington hosts Board Connects+ Oct. 14
The Nonprofit Network of SW Washington is hosting Board Connect +, Wednesday, Oct. 14. In 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.
Re-Imagined Radio Project presents two classic radio dramas Oct. 7
A live performance of the radio dramas R.U.R. and The Fall of the City will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Kiggins Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. The combined shows will be performed by the Willamette Radio Workshop as part of the Re-Imagined Radio project at WSU Vancouver. Click here for the full story.
Commission on Aging offers presentation on hOur IMPACT Oct. 7
A time-banking program that allows community members to exchange skills and services without money changing hands will be the topic of a presentation early next month in Washougal. The program, called hOur IMPACT, was launched earlier this year by the Commission on Aging and Human Services Council. A free, public presentation about the program will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Columbia Ridge Senior Living, 2300 W Ninth St. in Washougal. Appetizers and beverages are provided. RSVP’s are requested to: Ashima Ram at 360-335-1238 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Oct. 5. For more information, visit www.hourimpact.org.