Local seniors invited to free buffets, weekend events March 2-4

March 3 marks the 81st anniversary of The Star-Spangled Banner‘s becoming the national anthem of the United States. To celebrate, Kamlu Retirement Inn-Vancouver, an independent retirement community located at 1000 N.E. 82nd Ave., invites local seniors to its free “Star-Spangled Buffet” at noon on March 2. The buffet includes a carving station, shrimp, breads, and beverages. All those who RSVP will receive a complimentary marionberry pie. To RSVP, call 360-695-9281.

The Bedford, 13303 S.E. McGillivray Blvd., also welcomes seniors to its free “Star-Spangled Weekend” events. The Bedford will host a BBQ with hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, and apple pie at noon on Friday, March 2. The Bedford will also host an ice cream social at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, and a waffle bar at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 4. To RSVP, call The Bedford at 360-891-6898.