Evergreen Habitat for Humanity’s 10th annual Golf Tournament June 4, early bird pricing ends Apr. 3

by DIwpBacon on March 31, 2015
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Join Evergreen Habitat for Humanity (EHFH) on Thursday, June 4, as they “Build a Home in 18 Holes” at the 10th annual Golf Tournament held at the Camas Meadows Golf Course. Each hole will have an exciting game that is representative of the construction process, from selecting the family to the famous home dedication ceremony.

The format will be a 4-person scramble along with a delicious barbecue lunch and prize raffle immediately after. Register to play by this Friday, Apr. 3 to take advantage of the early bird price of $125 per player. After Apr. 3, the price to play will be $150 per player.

Through volunteer labor and tax deductible donations of money and materials, EHFH builds simple, decent houses with the help of homeowner (partner) families. Opportunities for tournament sponsorships are still available. To register or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact the office at 360-737-1759 or email Melissa Edwards at Melissa@ehfh.org. Learn more at www.ehfh.org.

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WSU Vancouver’s MBA Stakeholder Speaker Series focusses on collaborating for public safety Apr. 1

by DIwpBacon on March 31, 2015

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Representatives of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and Clark County Public Health will speak at Washington State University Vancouver‘s spring MBA Stakeholder Speaker Series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Apr. 1, in the Undergraduate Building, Room 1. This event is free and open to the public.

Sy Johnson, CEO of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center; and Dr. Alan Melnick, director of Clark County Public Health, will discuss “Doing the Right Thing: Collaborating for Public Safety.” Their joint investigation into a possible hepatitis C exposure served as a model of public/private collaboration. Learn how the two organizations worked together to achieve the best outcome for the common good.

Johnson has 12 years of experience at PeaceHealth having served as the chief financial officer, chief operating officer and chief executive officer of St. John Medical Center in Longview. He was nationally recognized in 2012 as one of Tomorrow’s Leaders by the Catholic Health Association. He has served on numerous boards and committees including the WSU Vancouver Advisory Council.

Dr. Melnick works with the Clark County Board of Health on public health policy issues affecting the community and the department. As Health Officer, Dr. Melnick has overall responsibility for controlling and preventing communicable disease, protecting the community from environmental hazards, and working with community partners to promote health and address chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, obesity and preventable cancers.

WSU Vancouver’s MBA Stakeholder’s Series brings business leaders to campus once a semester to highlight and discuss how corporations are engaging their stakeholders. To learn more about WSU Vancouver’s MBA program, visit http://business.vancouver.wsu.edu/mba.

Klineline Kids Fishing Derby Apr. 11; Special Needs Kids & Adults Derby Apr. 10

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Klineline Kids Fishing presents a fishing derby event for kids age five through 14 all day at Salmon Creek Regional Park/Klineline Pond on Saturday, Apr. 11. The $5 registration fee gets each child an event t-shirt and fishing rod and reel. A Special Needs Kids & Adults Fishing Derby is set for Friday, Apr. 10.

Register for either event online at www.klineline-kf.org. There are multiple 45-minute-long fishing slots open between 8 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Arrive 30 minutes early to receive a t-shirt and pole.

There will be lots of other fun, free things to do in the park before and after fishing, including small take home wooden projects at the Home Depot booth, an archery clinic, learn how to tie flies and cast, face painting, draw some pictures, and eat some good food. Prizes are given for largest and smallest fish caught. One bicycle will be given away each hour.

“Spring into History” for First Friday in downtown Camas Apr. 2

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The theme for First Friday in Downtown Camas is “Spring into History!”—a celebration of Camas history and the coming of Spring. The event is from 5 to 8 p.m. this Friday, Apr. 3. Wear a vintage hat or clothes or something made out of paper and get a free ticket to enter to win prizes from the merchants. Shoppers will also receive an extra ticket for every $10 spent in downtown Camas that day.

“Where can you find Camas lilies in bloom in the spring? When did our bronze girl get her new book? How did we get our big, beautiful trees on Fourth Ave? Why do we have a Prune Hill?” These are just a few of the history questions answered during the “History Hunt” activity in participating businesses. This game allows people to discover interesting Camas history and collect needed facts to be entered to win prizes from the downtown merchants. History Hunt and the evening’s activity lists can be found in participating stores, at the Downtown Camas Association (DCA) table at the Chamber of Commerce office, and at the Second Story Gallery.

Visitors can also enjoy a toilet paper toss as a tribute to the mill, guess the “Spring Eggs” jar—closest guess wins a prize, see historic photos and hear tales of early Camas from Brent Erickson, a legacy square game, live music, and more. Learn more at www.downtowncamas.org.

Ninth annual Harvest Days Festival Poster Competition closes Apr. 30

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The Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce has announced a call for entries for the ninth annual Harvest Days Festival Poster Competition. In an effort to create a wider base of community involvement, the Chamber is extending this opportunity to all interested individuals who wish to see their artistic work displayed throughout southwest Washington. The winning entry will be used to promote the activities of the entire Harvest Days Festival and its events.

The Harvest Days 2015 Festival Commemorative Poster competition is open to all artists, professional and non-professional in the Battle Ground and Southwest Washington area. The poster should reflect the atmosphere of the City of Battle Ground and Harvest Days. This year’s theme: “Forever In Bloom; Harvest Your Dreams!”

Colors and original compositions are all up to the individual artists. The artwork will be used extensively in promoting Harvest Days, including commemorative posters, brochures, and the official program. The deadline to enter is Thursday, Apr. 30. For more information and submission guidelines, visit www.battlegroundchamber.org.

 

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News Briefs

  • Leadership Clark County hosts reception to introduce new executive director

    leadershipclarkcountyLeadership Clark County (LCC) invites alumni, current class members, supporters and prospective candidates to a community reception on Thursday, Apr. 16, to meet the organization’s new Executive Director, Angel Escobedo. The free event will be held in the Skybox Restaurant at Big Al’s, 16615 SE 18th St. in east Vancouver, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. with remarks starting around 5:45 p.m. Light appetizers and beverages will be provided. There is no cost to attend, but RSVPs are required by Wednesday, Apr. 15, to Dave Cole at dave@swwpic.org or 360-901-1516. Partners in Careers is sponsoring the reception.

  • Author Carolyn J. Rose speaks at the next presentation at Clearwater Springs Apr. 2

    Whodunnit-Intro-Logo-whodunnit-34876168-1866-1083Author Carolyn J. Rose will present “No Substitute for Murder” at Clearwater Springs Assisted Living this Thursday, Apr. 2, from 3 to 4 p.m. Rose, author of No Substitute for Murder and more than a dozen other mysteries, will share the elements of the classic “whodunit.” She’ll talk about the importance of characterization, the motives that drive her fictional characters to kill, and the task of creating a pool of possible suspects to complicate the plot. She’ll also discuss the responsibility of the writer to play fair with readers by providing clues that allow them to “play along” with the sleuth. This presentation is open to the public and free of charge. Clearwater Springs is located at 201 NW 78th St., in Hazel Dell. Call 360-546-3344 to RSVP or for more information.

  • Free workshop at Nexus Chiropractic Apr.9

    imagesNexus Chiropractic is inviting the community to a free workshop on Thursday, Apr. 9, from 7 to 8 p.m. Janell Chandler, Doctor of Chiropractic, will share how NeuroSpinal Corrective chiropractic care will benefit individuals and entire families. The program addresses how the structure of the spine and body effect the connection of the nerves controlling a person’s entire being. Dr. Chandler has a special interest in helping pregnant moms and little ones in order to build a healthier, more sustainable, more connected community. Nexus Chiropractic is located at 12214 SE Mill Plain, Ste. 101, Vancouver. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/nexuschiro.

  • 2015 Congressional Art Competition now accepting submissions

    WA03Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler‘s 2015 Congressional Art Competition has kicked off and is now open to all high school students, grades nine through 12, who either reside or attend school in Southwest Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. The winner of the competition will have his or her artwork displayed for one year in Washington, DC’s U.S. Capitol Building Corridor. The winner will also receive free airfare for themselves and one guest to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Washington, DC. The deadline for entry is April 17. For complete details, guidelines, and submission forms, visit http://herrerabeutler.house.gov/assistingyou/artscompetition.htm.

  • 2015 Women of Distinction award winners announced

    women-of-distinction-560wFour women were honored for making a difference in the lives of others at Washington State University‘s seventh-annual Women of Distinction celebration. This year’s winners (pictured from left) are: High School Woman of Distinction: Brittany Curtiss; WSU Vancouver Student Woman of Distinction: Kia Calderon; Community Woman of Distinction: Jennifer Cullison and Amy Holmes.

  • First Thursday Lectures Series looks at the history of the Vancouver Chamber of Commerce

    1426728772_11051784_10153105971471328_106144230655147349_oThe Clark County Historical Museum (CCHM) will present “Big Ideas, Boosterism, and Business: A History of the Vancouver Chamber of Commerce.” this Thursday, Apr. 2. This talk, in conjunction with the First Thursday Lecture series, will explore the 125-year history of the Vancouver Chamber. Resident historian Bradley Richardson will give this lecture. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for children under 18, and free with a museum membership. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the lecture will start at 7 p.m. Click here for the full story.

  • The works of photographer Darryl Lloyd at Second Story Gallery through April, artist reception Apr. 3

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPhotographer Darryl Lloyd will be featured at Second Story Gallery in April with his show titled “Guardians of the Columbia: Landscapes of Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens.” An artists reception will be held in conjunction with Camas’ First Friday, this Friday, Apr. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. Second Story Gallery is upstairs at the Camas Public Library, 625 NE Fourth Ave. Lloyd’s show will continue through Saturday, April 25 during the library’s regular hours. Click here for the original story.

  • Reception at FVRL Foundation for local artist Tom Relth Mar. 31

    oThe Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation is hosting a reception for Vancouver artist Tom Relth on Tuesday, Mar. 31. The event will feature a discussion by the artist, wine from Burnt Bridge Cellars, treats from Simply Sweets, and musical entertainment from local guitarist Patrick Meyer. The reception will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m., in the Foundation’s offices at the FVRL District Headquarters building, 1007 E. Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver. Learn more about Tom Relth and his art at http://www.relth.org/. Click here for the original story.

  • YWCA Clark County begins new volunteer training Apr. 2

    21313_1086569758026655_879934189469628778_nNew volunteer applications are being accepted for the upcoming volunteer training cycle. YWCA Clark County volunteers are partners in the mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The programs of YWCA Clark County offer opportunities for volunteers to support survivors of abuse, neglect and oppression. Application, interview and pre-registration for spring training is required. To learn more about volunteering at YWCA Clark County as well as application materials, visit ywcaclarkcounty.org or contact Nichole Peppers at npeppers@ywcaclarkcounty.org or 360-906-9112.

  • Clark College’s Mature Learning program celebrates its 42nd anniversary Apr. 1

    Fall14_Explorations_PRESSClark College’s Mature Learning program, a part of the college’s Economic & Community Development (ECD) division, celebrates its 42nd anniversary with a symposium that showcases its health and wellness classes and explores the latest developments in alternative or complementary health. The half-day event is being held at Clark College at Columbia Tech Center on Wednesday, Apr. 1, from 9 a.m. to noon. There is a $10 registration fee to attend. Find the full story here.

  • Washington Timbers Spring Camp Apr. 6 through 9

    WA Timbers Spring Break CampAll players ages five to nine are invited to: “Train Like a Pro” with professional soccer player and Washington Timbers Junior Academy Director Kat Tarr from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Apr. 6 through Thursday, Apr. 9. The cost is $75 for the entire week and includes a camp T-shirt. Using her experience playing in professional leagues in Germany and United States, Coach Tarr understands the need for demonstration and has brought in staff with high-level college and professional playing experience to work side by side with each player. Visit www.washingtontimbers.com/academy for more information.

  • Columbia Dance Company presents excerpts from “Swan Lake” this weekend

    SwanColumbia Dance Company performs their diverse repertory program, Columbia Dance Presents! featuring alumn Steven Goforth in excerpts from Swan Lake. This classical ballet story, set to Tchaikovsky’s lush score, has inspired Artistic Director Jan Hurst to fill the stage with selected excerpts from Act I and Act II. Performances begin next Friday, Apr. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Royal Durst Theater, 3101 Main St., Vancouver. Additional performances will be held on Saturday, Apr. 4, at 2 and 7 p.m. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students. Children ages 12 and under are $10. To purchase tickets, click here. For more information, visit www.columbiadance.org.

  • Register now for Spring Break youth golf camps at Camas Meadows

    WYGALogoBigSpring Break is just around the corner and Camas Meadows Golf Course is offering three day youth golf camps from the Washington Youth Golf Academy (WYGA). The camps offer an introduction to golf and covers all aspects of the game including woods, irons, chipping, tutting, golf etiquette and course management. Camp cost is $99. All attendees will receive WYGA camp memorabilia, and all equipment is provided. Find the whole story here.

  • Representatives Lynda Wilson and Paul Harris host telephone town hall Apr.1

    UnknownRepresentatives Lynda Wilson and Paul Harris, both R-Vancouver, will host a telephone town hall on Wednesday, Apr. 1, from 6 to 7 p.m. They invite all 17th Legislative District residents to join them for an hour-long community conversation on state legislative issues. To participate, residents can call 360-588-5068. If listeners have questions during the call they can press the star (*) key on their telephone keypads. Residents unable to participate, or with questions before the event, can contact Wilson by calling her Olympia office at 360-786-7994. Harris can be reached at his Olympia office by calling 360-786-7976.

  • WSU Vancouver hosts panel discussion on race, policing, and justice Apr. 3

    pr-bbbThe community is invited to attend a panel discussion, “Black, Brown and Blue: Diverse Perspectives on Race, Policing and justice,” at 1 p.m. Friday, Apr. 3, at WSU Vancouver. Recent police killings of people of color have led to protests and demonstrations across America, raising larger questions related to racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system. Five panelists who view these issues from a variety of lenses will discuss the root causes of these disparities, their consequences and how to move forward. Click here for the full story.