First Thursday at New Seasons: Mad About March today from 4 to 7 p.m.
Celebrate March with New Seasons Market at Fisher’s Landing tonight, Mar. 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. Every First Thursday, New Season’s hosts a store-wide party. This month features a wine tasting of Vancouver’s own Burnt Bridge Cellars, samples from more than 30 vendors including the famous classic blue from Rogue Creamery. Guests can attend a free “Make Your Own Terrarium” class from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Special guest Peter Yeates will perform live Irish music in the deli seating area from 5 to 7 p.m. February’s First Thursday was cancelled due to the inclement weather. New Seasons is located at 2100B SE 164th St. in Vancouver. For more information, visit www.newseasonsmarket.com.
The Chancellor’s Seminar Series welcomes the Murrow Interview tomorrow
The Chancellor’s Seminar Series welcomes the Murrow Interview
this Friday, Mar. 7,
from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Dengerink Administrative Building at WSU Vancouver
. The Murrow Interview is an innovative series of conversations with influential figures and newsmakers. Lawrence Pintak
, founding dean and professor for The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at WSU Pullman, will interview Dan Fletcher
, co-founder of Beacon, a startup that connects readers and writers to fund journalism. The pair will discuss where the news business is headed in the new digital universe. The program will be a one-on-one interview taped in front of a live audience. It will be shot live-to-tape and will air on the WSU Murrow Public Media network (NWPR and WSU PBS stations), and possibly others in the region. The event is free, but interested parties are asked to RSVP. To learn more and to register, visit murrowinterview.wsu.edu
Vancouver Public Schools earns national award
Vancouver Public Schools’ (VPS) Jump Start program was named one of 15 first-place Magna Award winners. The awards are given by education magazine American School Board Journal, published by the National School Boards Association (NSBA), a not-for-profit organization representing state school board associations and local school board members. The annual awards recognize best practices in school district leadership. Jump Start, a free summer program, provides academic and developmental activities to give incoming kindergarten students the skills to begin learning on the first day of school. In 2013, Jump Start served a total of 600 students district wide. The program was supported in part by a $75,000 contribution from the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools. As an award recipient, VPS and the Jump Start program will be spotlighted in the March/April 2014 issue of American School Board Journal.
Dutch Bros. Coffee’s Feb. 14 Dutch Luv day breaks record
This year, Dutch Bros. Coffee’s Feb. 14 “Dutch Luv Day” tipped the scales with 233,401 pounds of food collected — a 14 percent increase over last year’s total — for food banks across seven states. All 215 Dutch Bros. Coffee locations participated, offering customers drink specials in exchange for minimum canned food contributions. Vancouver franchises supported the Clark County Food Bank. Dutch Bros. Coffee is the country’s largest privately held, drive-through coffee company, with over 200 locations and over 2,000 employees in seven states. For more information, visit www.dutchbros.com.
Troubleshooting workshop for small businesses Mar. 13
Patricia Zamboni Coash, owner of Aushi Mizani (a professional productivity company) will host a Business Brainstorming event at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 13 at Southwest Washington Surplus, 2519 NE Fourth Plain Way in Vancouver. Coash wants to bring local business owners and managers together for focused and creative collaboration; resulting in a brainstorm session that aims to solve local business issues. Topics range from employee productivity to marketing and cash flow problems. The event is free and open to the public. Interested parties can register by emailing email@example.com.
23rd annual Paddy Hough Parade: “Go Green!” Mar. 17
The 23rd annual Paddy Hough Parade takes place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, Monday, Mar. 17. Beginning at Hough Elementary School on 1900 Daniels St., it wends its way around the uptown area and finishes back at the school. Families and children are encouraged to come and enjoy what has become a Vancouver tradition. The theme of this year’s parade is “Go Green!” Retiring Hough Elementary teacher Mina Milligan will be Grand Marshal. For the full article, click here.
“The Art of Pastel” show continues this month at Art on the Boulevard, artists reception this Friday
This month Art on the Boulevard will have the official reception for its “The Art of Pastel” show, which features four very talented artists, Elizabeth Ganji, Steve Hill, Marilyn Hocking and Christy Perrine. The show features a multitude of different subject matters, each of them beautifully painted. To view the show online, visit www.artontheboulevard.org. The reception will be held this Friday, Mar. 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. The event includes complimentary light refreshments, live music, and a chance to meet the artists. The event was originally set for February’s First Friday, but was rescheduled due to the weather. For further information, contact the gallery at 360-750-4499, or visit www.artontheboulevard.org. Find them on Facebook, here.
Female models needed for Couve Couture Spring Fashion Show, apply by Mar. 14
Female models are needed for the 2014 Couve Couture Spring Fashion Show happening at 7 p.m. on April 12, at The Red Lion at the Quay in Downtown Vancouver. The deadline to apply is Friday, Mar. 14, and auditions will be held Sunday, Mar. 16. Approved applicants will be contacted prior to the auditions with location information. Models will be donating their time in exchange for the priceless experience of a full runway show. Potential models must be 5’8″ to 6′ tall, and wear size 0 to 8. Professional experience is not required, but it is definitely a plus. For the full story, click here.
Riverview promotes Daniel Cox to Chief Credit Officer
Riverview Community Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Riverview Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ GSM: RVSB), has announced the promotion of Daniel Cox to executive vice president and chief credit officer by the board of directors. A Clark County native, Cox graduated Summa Cum Laude from WSU Vancouver with a finance degree. He is also an honor roll alum of the Pacific Coast Banking School. An active mentor in our local schools, Cox is also a Past Treasurer and Endowment Chair for the Washougal Schools Foundation and Past Board Member of Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce. For more information about Riverview Community Bank, visit www.riverviewbank.com.
Southwest Washington Human Resource Management Association luncheon Mar. 11
The Southwest Washington Human Resource Management Association will host a Vancouver luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Mar. 11, at the Royal Oaks Country Club, 8917 NE Fourth Plain Rd. Advance tickets are $25 for members; $35 for nonmembers. Tickets will also be available at the door for $35. Speaker Ineke Hurkmans, founder of Jump Movement, will present “Managing Change in Your Organization with Strategies from Jump Movement.” Click here for the full article.
WSU Vancouver invites students and families for “Noche de Familia” Mar. 6
“Noche de Familia,” an annual information night hosted by Washington State University Vancouver, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 6, in the Firstenburg Student Commons. The event is free and open to the public. Noche de Familia is an information night designed for Spanish speakers who want to learn more about WSU Vancouver’s academic programs, application process and campus life. Participants will learn about preparing for and paying for college, and common challenges they may encounter. A dinner will be served to all attendees. For more information, visit http://studentaffairs.vancouver.wsu.edu/student-diversity/noche-de-familia. WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th St. exit from either I-5 or I-205. Parking is available for free in Orange 2 lot.
Share’s “Flappers and Dappers” gala Mar. 8
Share‘s 10th annual gala, “Flappers and Dappers” takes place Saturday, Mar. 8, from 5 to 10 p.m., at the Hilton Vancouver, 301 W Sixth St. Tickets are $150 per couple; $750 for a table of 10. Twenty’s attire or black tie is preferred. The gala will feature dinner; casino style gaming including: Roulette, Blackjack, Craps and Texas hold ‘em; and both silent and live auctions. Share is a non-profit organization serving the hungry & homeless in Clark County. The spring gala is one of its primary fundraising events. For more information and to register, visit www.sharevancouver.org. For the full story, click here.
VDA expands the First Friday Artwalk Mar. 7
Vancouver’s Downtown Association (VDA) has expanded First Friday to include more opportunity to explore and enjoy all aspects of city center. In addition to the Artwalk, the VDA has created a “hot sheet” to help attendees learn more about new exhibits and where to find the ever-changing variety of options. This Friday, the public is invited to see three special spaces: Gravitate , located upstairs in the former Koplans, 1012 Washington St., Brickstone Ballroom in the top story of the Biggs Insurance Building, 105 W. Evergreen, and Divine Again + Vintique Living in the basement under Divine Consign, Ninth and Main Sts. Learn more by contacting Executive Director Lee Rafferty at 360-258-1129. For the full story, click here.
Journey Theater Arts Group presents “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” this Friday
Journey Theater will begin the fantastic tale of the street rat who became a prince in Disney’s Aladdin Jr., a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides. Performances begin this Friday, Mar. 7 and run through Mar. 16, at The Washburn Performing Arts Center at Washougal High School. Advance tickets range from $10 to $12 and can be purchased online at www.journeytheater.org or by calling 360-750-8550. Tickets for all performances will be $3 more at the door. For the full story, click here.
City of Battle Ground Fireworks Stand Permit Available by Lottery
Retail fireworks sales within the City of Battle Ground require a Fireworks Stand Permit from the City’s Community Development Department. Permit holders must be designated as a non-profit organization and be located in the City of Battle Ground or benefit the citizens of the City. Fireworks sales are allowed each year from June 28 through July 5. The City is taking applications for the one available permit which will be decided by lottery. Applications are available at www.cityofbg.org/fireworks, by contacting the Community Development Department at 360-342-5047, or at City Hall, 109 SW First St. Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 21.The lottery drawing will take place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 26, at city hall. Applicants need not be present at the time of the lottery; all applicants will be notified of the results immediately following the drawing. The lottery winner must submit a Fireworks Stand Permit Application no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27.
Magenta Improv Theater this Saturday
Magenta Improv Theater (MIT) will perform “A Night of Family-friendly Improv” at 7:30 p.m., this Saturday, Mar. 8, at the Magenta Theater, 606 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. In their own version of “Who’s Line is it Anyway?” the show will feature some old favorite games and a few new tricks. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for children age 13 and under, and are available at the door and online by clicking here. Seating is general admission. To learn more about the Magenta Theater, and to see other upcoming productions, visit www.magentatheater.com. The event is also on Facebook, here.
FVRL Foundation hosts Kids’ Used Book Sale this weekend
Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation (FVRLF) is hosting a Kids’ Used Book Sale this weekend in Library Hall at the FVRL District Headquarters (the former Vancouver Community Library building), 1007 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver. The book sale will be open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 8 and Sunday, Mar. 9. Plenty of free parking is available.The foundation will accept cash, check, debit, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. For the original story, click here.
Second Saturday at the Water Resources Education Center: The Wonders of Water
Start celebrating World Water Day a little early at the Water Resources Education Center this Saturday, Mar. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. Kids and families can participate in several fun, hands-on activities while learning about the Columbia River and other major international waterways. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The event is free and open to the public. The center also invites the community to participate in a “Walk for Water” event on World Water Day, Saturday, Mar. 22. The mission of World Water Day is to focus attention on the importance of water and advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The Water Center is located at 4600 SE Columbia Way. For more information call 360-487-7111 or visit www.cityofvancouver.us/watercenter for more details.