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Riverview Community Banks presents ‘Springtime in Paris,’ Share’s annual gala, on Saturday, Apr. 25, from 5:30 to 10 p.m., at Hilton Vancouver, 301 W Sixth St. Tickets are now available for purchase at early bird prices: $130 per couple of $650 for a table of 10; early bird ticket prices are available until Monday, Feb. 16. The Gala features dinner, casino-style gaming and both silent and live auctions.
A featured item in the live auction is a new, five-foot, Kawai Grand Piano, Model GM-10K, in French Mahogany with matching bench. The piano has a list price of $17,195. It comes with a 10 year (transferable) warranty on all parts and labor, free delivery and tuning. Those unable to attend the auction may still bid on this item via proxy; contact Kim Hash at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-952-8227. The silent auction will include 60+ items including gift baskets, trip packages and gift certificates. A comprehensive list of live and silent auction items will be available at www.sharevancouver.org in March.
Event tickets can be purchased on-line at www.sharevancouver.org. Sponsor packages are still available for $7,500, $5,000, $2,500, $1,000 and $500; table sponsorships are $1,500. For sponsorship package details or to donate auction items, contact Hash at 360-952-8227 or email@example.com.
The Ridgefield Public Schools Foundation (RPSF) received a $10,000 donation from LSW Architects and a $5,000 donation from WRK Engineers, both Vancouver-based organizations, in a small ceremony at the district office on Tuesday morning. The donations will help the foundation continue its mission of providing support to teachers, students and classrooms throughout Ridgefield School District. Both companies gave their donations in the district office with Superintendent Nathan McCann, Paul Lewis and Tim Shell, President and Secretary of the RPSF, respectively, in attendance. “These moments demonstrate the vibrancy and vitality of the Ridgefield community,” says Dr. McCann. “These two companies stand as examples of corporate models, giving back to public institutions to encourage good work and increase student learning.” For more information, visit www.ridgefieldpsf.org.
A weight loss program offered by PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center has been ranked the No. 2 Best Weight-Loss Diet in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Diets of 2015. The program, created by HMR Weight Management Services (HMR), focuses on integrating diet, physical activity, and healthy lifestyle skills through weekly coaching. PeaceHealth Southwest’s HMR program, Weight Loss for Life, provides healthy, flavorful meals that assist dieters in shedding pounds. However, just as important are the group meetings that are a requirement of the program. To learn more about the Weight Loss for Life program, call 360-514-2500, or visit www.peacehealth.org/southwest/services/weight-management/wlfl. Read more about HMR’s inclusion in the Best Diets ranking here.
While parents enjoy an evening of Valentine’s Day romance, their kids can experience the nighttime wonders of the Oregon Zoo during its annual “I Love the Zoo” overnight. The camp, for kids ages seven through 13, runs from 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, to 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, and features guided tours, animal visitors and a chance to go behind the scenes.
“Many kids today feel disconnected from wildlife and nature,” says Grant Spickelmier, the zoo’s education curator. “And what better time than Valentine’s Day to open your heart to the natural world?”
Campers should bring a sleeping bag, pajamas and their sense of adventure. Cost is $48, which includes dinner, an evening snack and continental breakfast. To register or for more information, visit www.oregonzoo.org/events/i-love-zoo-overnight>.