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New networking event bridges gap between arts and business Feb. 17

Friday, February 5th, 2016


An inaugural Arts + Biz Quarterly Mixer will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. at North Bank Artists Gallery, 1005 Main St., Vancouver. Organized by local artist Erika Bartlett and marketing specialist Melinda Cannell, Arts + Biz is a new networking-focused organization created for the purpose of bridging the gap between arts and business in southwest Washington by fostering connections and encouraging collaboration within the community.

The events target artists of all disciplines who are interested in growing their business. Businesses and organizations that provide a service to creative professionals or have opportunities to employ the services of creative professionals are also encouraged to attend. The February mixer will include a presentation by Karen Madsen, Chair of Arts of Clark County.

Cost to attend the first event is $5 which includes light refreshments. RSVP online at or email Payments may be made in advance online or at the door. Additional information is available at:

Nominations sought for first annual Green Business of the Year award

Friday, February 5th, 2016


The Clark County Green Business program is now accepting applications for the first annual Green Business of the Year award. All businesses operating in Clark County are eligible to apply. The deadline to submit an application is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate their efforts to continually reduce their environmental impact and improve their practices over time. Applications are available online at The award will be presented during the annual Green Business Showcase on Thursday, Mar. 24, at the Artillery Barracks, 600 Hathaway Rd.

Clark County’s Green Business program recognizes and celebrates achievements of businesses that embrace environmentally friendly practices. The program provides an environmental assessment, resources and assistance to businesses seeking a structured approach to implementing green initiatives and measuring results. Learn more about the Green Business Program at

Discover the Dinosaurs at the Clark County Event Center this weekend

Friday, February 5th, 2016


Explore the mystery of pre-historic life at Discover the Dinosaurs this weekend at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. Learn, discover and have fun in this unique hands on exhibit that gives you the opportunity to actually see dinosaurs. Discover the Dinosaurs features a walk-through exhibit designed to bring you back in time to a landscape where dinosaurs lived.

Along with the animatronic dinosaurs, dinosaur replicas are featured throughout. Beyond the exhibit, additional activities are available for kids of all ages including dino- themed inflatables, dinosaurs to ride, a dino dig and gem and fossil panning.

Admission is $19 for adults 13 and over, $23 for children ages two through 12, $16 for seniors 65 and over. Parking is $6 per vehicle; cash only. The event runs 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7. The event center is located at 17402 NE Delfel Rd. in Ridgefield. To learn more, click here.

Battle Ground School’s patron tour Feb. 18, sign up by Feb. 10

Friday, February 5th, 2016

School Bus

A patron tour of Battle Ground Public Schools’ Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes at three schools is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 18. Community members and parents are invited to participate in the tour and see firsthand what students are learning in CTE classes such as welding, culinary arts, early childhood education, video game design and agriculture.

Patrons will tour CTE classes at Battle Ground and Prairie high schools as well as CASEE. The tour offers parents and members of the business community an inside look at the classrooms and students in action. It’s a great way for parents of eighth graders to learn more about the classes and CTE programs that students in the Battle Ground Public Schools district can take at Prairie and Battle Ground high schools.

The Career and Technical Education Patron tour will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It will begin at Battle Ground High School, continue to Prairie High School, and then end at CASEE. Transportation will be provided between campuses. RSVP by Wednesday, Feb. 10 to the CTE program at 360-885-5359 or