Community calendar, August 3 edition

Vancouver Goes to the Movies: Doors open at 5 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 4. Join the Clark County Historical Museum as Historian and Chairman of the Historic Preservation Commission Andy Gregg presents “Vancouver Goes to the Movies.” Gregg will detail Vancouver’s cinematic history since 1897. General admission is $5, seniors and students are $4, and children under 18 are $3. It is free for CMHC members, veterans, and active duty military personnel. It will take place at the CCHM, 1511 Main St., Vancouver. For more information, contact the museum at 360-993-5679 or [email protected]

Clark County Fair: August 5-14. Join area residents as they return from the Clark County Fair. It will include carnival rides, hot dog and burger contests, a baby beauty contest, a science show, a reptile exhibit, and a wide variety of foods. It will be held at Clark County Fairgrounds, 17402 NE Delfel Road, Ridgefield. For more information, go online to clarkcofair.com.

Pomeroy Farm Days: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. the first weekend of each month until August. Join Pomeroy Farm as they host an Open Farm Weekend, which includes I-spy activities for kids, farm animals, artisans and vendors. Parking and admission are free, but a donation is encouraged. Pomeroy Farms is located at 20902 NE Lucia Falls Road, Yacolt. For more information, call 360-686-3537.

Dragon Boat Races: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 6. Paddle for Life Dragon Boat Races will return to the Ridgefield waterfront. Come watch community and club teams paddle a 250-meter course to the finish line at the event that supports local Clark County charities. The event will take place at the waterfront at the west end of Pioneer Street in Ridgefield.

Ridgefield First Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 6. Visit City Days at Davis Park at North Main Avenue and Mill Street to learn all about the city of Ridgefield and the work they do in the community. The Ridgefield Farmer’s Market and First Saturday vendors will be in Overlook Park at Main Avenue and Pioneer Street.

Ridgefield Forest Fair: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, August 6. Join the Ridgefield Art Association as they organize a new festival that includes dancers from the Northwest Classical Ballet, a parade and 30 artisan booths. Bigfoot Mojo Band and Reckless Kompany will provide music. There will be an open mic between sets. The Ridgefield Lions Club will also provide food. It will be held at Abrams Park, 400 Abrams Park Road, Ridgefield. More information can be found online at ridgefieldartassociation.com/events.

Meeting of all the schools of La Centre: from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday August 7. Join former students of La Center High School for an all-school reunion. All classes are invited and welcome. There will be a buffet available for $18. It will be located at Summit Grove Lodge, 30810 NE Timmen Road, Ridgefield. For more information, contact Judy Chipman at [email protected]

Battle Ground Seniors Luncheon: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, August 8. Join the Battle Ground elders for their monthly luncheon. Lunch will be provided by Detroit Pizza. The event takes place at the Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St., Battle Ground. For more information, call Sharon Wodtke at 360-953-3278 or email [email protected]

Rotary Club of Lewis River: 7 a.m. Tuesday, August 9. Join the Rotary Club of Lewis River as members Linda Allen and Gail Haskett tell people about new membership ideas. It will be held at the Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St., Battle Ground. For more information, email Sue Coates at [email protected]

Garden maintenance: 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9. Join WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller as he discusses how and when to harvest vegetables for the best taste and longer shelf life. The event is free. To register, go online to tinyurl.com/2p88bcer. The meeting ID is 7756056320 and the password is 12345. For more information, call Gary Fredericks at 360-577-3014, ext. 3 or email [email protected]

Mad Hatter’s: 11:30 a.m. Friday, August 12. Join the Battle Ground seniors for Mad Hatter’s at Rocky’s Pizza, 1901 W. Main St., Battle Ground. For more information, call Sharon Wodtke at 360-953-3278 or email [email protected]

Fire & Grace: 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 12. The musical duo Fire & Grace, with Edwin Huizinga on fiddle and William Coulter on guitar, will play for one night at the Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield. They will play folk tunes, classical compositions, tango, Celtic ballads and uptempo foot-stompers. Tickets are $27 including service charge and can be purchased online at oldlibertytheater.com/events or by calling 360-887-7260. The Old Liberty Theater is located at 115 N. Main Ave., Ridgefield.

Hot Summer Nights: 5:30 p.m. Friday, August 12 at Horseshoe Lake. Join the Woodland community as it celebrates its annual Hot Summer Nights and Movies in the Park events, which will include beach volleyball, car shows and a Veterans of Foreign Wars Dinner. Movies will air at 9 p.m. every night. More information can be found online at ci.woodland.wa.us/community/page/hot-summer-nights-movies-park.

Bingo: from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 13. Head to Battle Ground Elks Lodge #2589 for a game of bingo. All members and guests are welcome. It will be held at Battle Ground Elks Lodge, 907 SE Grace Ave., Battle Ground. For more information, call Mel Sanders at 360-687-1230.

Craft Day: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, August 15. Join the Elders of Battle Ground for an afternoon of arts and crafts. It will be held at Battle Ground Senior Center, 116 NE Third Ave., Battle Ground. For more information, call Sharon Wodtke at 360-953-3278 or email [email protected]

Preserving your food: noon on Tuesday, August 16. Join WSU Master Food Preserver Greg Lassila as he discusses various methods for preserving your garden’s harvest, as well as the correct techniques and resources to use when canning food. The event is free. To sign up, go to tinyurl.com/2p88bcer. The meeting ID is 7756056320 and the password is 12345. For more information, call Gary Fredericks at 360-577-3014, ext. 3 or email [email protected]

Bunco: 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, August 19. Join the elders of Battle Ground for a game of bunco. It will be held at Battle Ground Senior Center, 116 NE Third Ave., Battle Ground. For more information, call Sharon Wodtke at 360-953-3278 or email [email protected]

Hot Summer Nights: 5:30 p.m. Friday, August 19 at Horseshoe Lake. Join the Woodland community as it celebrates its annual Hot Summer Nights and Movies in the Park events, which will include beach volleyball, car shows and a Veterans of Foreign Wars Dinner. Movies will air at 9 p.m. every night. More information can be found online at ci.woodland.wa.us/community/page/hot-summer-nights-movies-park.

Art in the Park: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 20. Join the Battle Ground Art Alliance which showcases handmade arts and crafts by local artists. Participants will also be able to make macaroons for children. It will be held at Kiwanis Park, 422 SW Second Ave., Battle Ground. For more information, go online to bgartalliance.org.

Seed registration: noon on Tuesday, August 23. Join WSU Master Gardener Alice Slusher as she explains how to collect and store seeds for next year and beyond. The event is free. To sign up, go to tinyurl.com/2p88bcer. The meeting ID is 7756056320 and the password is 12345. For more information, call Gary Fredericks at 360-577-3014, ext. 3 or email [email protected]

Bingo: from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 27. Join Battle Ground Elks Lodge #2589 for a game of bingo. All members and guests are welcome. It will be held at Battle Ground Elks Lodge, 907 SE Grace Ave., Battle Ground. For more information, call Mel Sanders at 360-687-1230.

Extend your garden season: noon on Tuesday, August 30. Join WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller as he talks about extending the growing season into fall, how to cover crops, and winter gardening. The event is free. To sign up, go to tinyurl.com/2p88bcer. The meeting ID is 7756056320 and the password is 12345. For more information, call Gary Fredericks at 360-577-3014, ext. 3 or email [email protected]

Pig Jam: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, September 10. Join the Battle Ground community for a Pig Jam, which will serve up a big roast barbecue pig while an AC/DC tribute band performs. The food is $24 and includes three different plates, each with a quarter pound of meat and a side. Participants can listen to the band’s performance for free. The event will take place at the Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St., Battle Ground. To get tickets, go to tinyurl.com/md3t2db. For more information, call Sherie Szubski at 425-698-3236 or email [email protected]

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