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Second annual Columbia Adventist Academy Summer Cruise-In July 27

Friday, July 25th, 2014


The second annual Summer Cruise-In is set for this Sunday, July 27, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Columbia Adventist Academy, 11100 NE 189th St. in Battle Ground. Admission for spectators is a can of food for the Clark County Food Bank. Vehicle registration is $10 and begins at noon. All makes and models are welcome and the first 50 cars will receive dash plaques and goodie bags.

In addtiton to the car show, visitors can enjoy family friendly entertainment, carnival style games and displays from local law enforcement. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from numerous vendors.

Columbia Adventist Academy is a Christian school that fosters a safe and open environment in which every student may explore and nurture their faith. Proceeds from the Cruise-In will benefit the academy’s Class of 2016. For further details, visit

“Three Days of Aloha” this weekend in Esther Short Park

Friday, July 25th, 2014

IMG_0735.186123915“Three Days of Aloha” is set for this weekend from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., in the Pacific Northwest and the final two days will be at Esther Short Park, downtown Vancouver. Guests can enjoy a Hapa Haoli Hula competition at 5 p.m. Friday, July 25, and a 5k Aloha walk/run and Hoìke Hawaiian Fesitival Saturday, July 26. The festival will feature Keiki events, traditional Hawaiian games, nose flute making, and more. Arts, crafts, and food vendors will round out this two day long outdoor festival which is now considered the third largest annual event at Esther Short Park. The event benefits the Ke Kukui Foundation. For more information, visit

Free tree identification walk July 29

Friday, July 25th, 2014


The community is invited to attend a free tree walk and basic tree identification workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 29. The walk will begin near the playground at Marshall Park, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd., and continue to the grounds of Clark College and back. The workshop will focus on basic tree terminology and how to identify both native and common ornamental trees.

This learning event is part of Tree Talk, a series of free educational workshops all about trees presented by Vancouver Urban Forestry, a program of Vancouver’s Department of Public Works. Pre-registration is requested. Participants should wear walking shoes and suitable clothing for outdoor weather conditions.

For more information or to register, call 360-487-8308 or email For information about upcoming Urban Forestry events, including future TreeTalk workshops, visit

Two fundraisers in August for the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Site of Battle Ground’s future Veterans Memorial. Click on the photo to see the plans!

Generous contributions from individuals, local organizations and businesses are helping to make the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial a reality with a planned groundbreaking in Battle Ground’s Kiwanis Park in March 2015. The names of twenty-seven local veterans, who died in service to country, will be engraved on the wall of the memorial. Two upcoming events provide an opportunity for individuals to contribute:

Thursday, Aug. 7 – Girls’ Night Out Bunco Party
This is the 3rd annual Bunco party – an evening of fun, dinner, refreshments and prizes, with all the proceeds to benefit the Veterans Memorial Project. Admission is $20 presale, through July 31 or $25 at the door.

Saturday, Aug. 23 – Fairgrounds Park Flea Market
Located in Fairgrounds Park in Old Town Battle Ground, this flea market is a unique buying and selling event bringing one-of-a-kind garage sale and retail items together. Sellers pay a $20 registration fee per vehicle and all proceeds benefit the project.

For more information about the project, including the names of veterans; the memorial design; event information; and how you can contribute, visit or contact Parks & Recreation Director Debbi Hanson directly at 360-342-5385 or at