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Recent Battle Ground Recycling Day event largest ever in Clark County

Monday, October 12th, 2015

10309_492009424183006_1909195117_nThe Green Neighbors Recycling Day event last Saturday at Battle Ground High School set a record for participation. More than 800 people dropped off 1,100 pounds of block foam, 6,000 pounds of Freon appliances, 9,800 pounds of scrap metal, 14,000 pounds of tires, 17,000 pounds of electronic waste and 18,400 pounds of household hazardous waste during the four-hour event. About 700 pounds of donated food also was collected for the North County Community Food Bank. “This was a hugely successful event,” says Sally Fisher, senior environmental outreach specialist with Environmental Services. “We had more people drop off items in the first hour of this event than we did during last year’s entire event.” The Battle Ground Recycling Day was the final of nine events this year. Future events will be held in 2016, and residents will be notified when times, dates and locations have been set. More information is available on the county website at

Second annual Zombie Brewfest at Doomsday Brewing Oct. 17

Monday, October 12th, 2015


It’s time for the second annual Zombie Brewfest this Saturday, Oct. 17, at Doomsday Brewing Company, 421 C St. in Washougal. The bounty of beer and food begins with more than 25 craft beers poured for sampling. Beer lovers should wear pretzel necklaces and zombie costumes to enjoy over 25 craft beers and mingle with brewers at the event.

The event runs from 3 to 10 p.m. Guests can expect the full Doomsday Brewing fall menu as well as food from Foody Blues BBQ. Local bands Guillotine Necktie and The Brinksman will perform throughout the evening.

General admission is $15 and includes five beer sample tokens, live music performances, access to food vendors, and souvenir glasses for the first 500 ticket holders. Beerfest t-shirts are available for purchase. Presale tickets are now available and include two extra beer tokens at

Children’s Center hosts local author’s book launch and signing Oct. 23, register by Oct. 19

Monday, October 12th, 2015


Childrens-Center-logo-smChildren’s Center invites the public to a free book launch and signing for the five-time Emmy winner and Kink FM Radio’s Morning Show co-host Sheila Hamilton on Friday, Oct. 23, from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Although not a fundraiser, a portion of the proceeds of books preordered at the event will benefit the center.

Hamilton is a good friend of Children’s Center and longtime advocate for those living with mental illness. In October she will publish her first book, All the Things We Never Knew, described by bestselling author Cheryl Strayed as “A boldly beautiful page-turner about loving and losing someone with mental illness. I’ll be recommending this absorbing memoir for years to come.”

All the Things We Never Knew takes readers from David and Sheila’s romance through the last three months of their life together and into the year after his death. It details their unsettling descent from ordinary life into the world of mental illness, and examines the fragile line between reality and madness. Space is limited. Interested parties should register by Monday, Oct. 19, here.

Battle Ground HealthCare fundraising breakfast Oct. 21

Monday, October 12th, 2015


10540909_374434069371380_3899434703750448447_nThe community is invited to join Battle Ground HealthCare Free Chronic Medical and Dental Clinics for its annual fundraising breakfast on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 8 to 9 a.m., at Heathman Lodge. Guests can learn about the organization and how to help make a difference.

Battle Ground HealthCare is a non-profit, faith-based organization. Its mission is to improve the medical and dental health of the community, reduce the costs of emergency room visits by managing patients with chronic care needs, and improve the overall quality of life for those in need. It services those under 300% of the poverty level.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Heather Kraft at 360-521-4906 or Learn more about Battle Ground HealthCare at or on Facebook, here.