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Two writing workshops benefit the Ridgefield Community Library

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015


Two writing workshops are being offered this week as fundraisers for the Ridgefield Community Library. “It’s Your Life: Write,” will be held over a four-week period and costs $50 for the entire series. Each session will last one hour.

The daytime workshop: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., begins Wednesday, May 27 and ends on Wednesday, June 17. The evening workshop: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., begins on Thursday, May 28 and ends on Thursday, June 18. Both will be held at Ridgefield Community Library 210 N Main Ave., Ridgefield.

In four weekly one-hour sessions, attendees will learn about the variety of possibilities for conveying stories (memoir, family biography, historical fiction, and more), how to make words come to life on the page. Participants will leave the workshop with both the inspiration and tools to tell a captivating life story for any audience. For more information, contact Sean McGill at 360-887-8281 or

West Columbia Gorge Humane Society hosts seventh annual Hike the Dike May 30

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015


Join West Columbia Gorge Humane Society (WCGHS) for the seventh annual Hike on the Dike on Saturday, May 30, to help raise money for a local no-kill humane society in Clark County. Participants can register online now at or on-site the day of the event. The cost is $25.

The 2015 Hike on the Dike features a 2.77 mile walk along the Columbia River and benefits West Columbia Gorge Humane Society, a volunteer driven, non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and ending unnecessary euthanasia of all healthy or treatable companion animals and finding them permanent, loving homes. This year a 5k and 10k run will be added as well.

The 10k run will begin at 10:30 a.m., the 5k run will begin at 11:15 a.m. and the walk will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Pendleton Woolen Mills located at 2 Pendleton Way in Washougal. Onsite participant registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the registration tent in the parking lot at Pendleton Woolen Mills. This year’s walk will feature over 20 on-site vendors; microchip service free for the first 50 registered participants, High Expectations Dog Training demonstrations, a police K-9 demonstration as well as food and raffle prizes.

Annual fundraiser breaks record for Humane Society

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

landingpageOver 1,000 people attended the 25th Anniversary Walk/Run for the Animals earlier this month. The event, spearheaded by co-chairs Scott Campbell of Waste Connections, Inc. and Kim Capeloto of Riverview Community Bank, collected over $150,000 for the Humane Society of Southwest Washington. For the first time, three teams’ fundraising efforts exceeded $10,000 in support of the animals. This year’s top fundraising team is The Big Meoski ($11,495); the top individual fundraiser is Scott Campbell ($3,840). To learn more about the Humane Society, visit

Workshop on photographing nature with a Smartphone June 4

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015


WSU Extension Clark County Master Gardener and Clark County Environmental Services Presents: “Photograph Nature in Your Garden with Your Smartphone” on Thursday, June 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Pacific Park Natural Garden Demonstration Area located at NE 18th St. & NE 172nd Ave., Vancouver.

Take great nature photos in your own backyard – with a smartphone. Learn about basic photography design and composition principles, like cropping, lighting, point of view, and depth of field. Attendees will also be introduced to a free smartphone photo app called Snapseed. Download the app onto smartphones from iTunes (Apple) or Google Play (Android) prior to the class because it will be needed during the training.

Immediately following the workshop, participants will provide 45 minutes of service in the demo gardens so dress appropriately for the weather. Tools will be provided, but bring a pair of garden gloves. Cost is free with 45 minutes of service at the garden. No registration necessary. For more information, contact Erika Johnson at 360-397-6060 x 5738 or