Community Calendar


“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Battle Ground Drama Club: 7 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, May 16-18, Battle Ground High School, 300 W. Main St., Battle Ground. Watch Battle Ground High School’s rendition of the Shakespeare play and support the drama club. Tickets are available at the door or online at

Senior Lunch and Learn: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, Battle Ground Senior Center, 116 NE Third Ave., Battle Ground. Learn about preparing for the unpredictability of life, hosted by Battle Ground Senior Citizens. Sign up by contacting Sharon Wodtke, 360-953-3278.

Veteran’s Lunch Club meeting: 11:30 a.m., Friday, May 17, The Prairie Tavern, 14925 NE Caples Road, Brush Prairie. Monthly meeting for the Battle Ground Senior Citizens Veterans. Participants are responsible for their own meal cost. Contact Sharon Wodtke,, for more information.

BG Community United Methodist Church highway cleanup: 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, May 18, Battle Ground Community United Methodist Church, 10300 NE 199th St., Battle Ground. Volunteers are invited to the church’s inaugural Adopt-A-Highway cleanup for Highway 503 stretching from Northwest Onsdorff to Northeast 132nd Avenue. Participants will meet in the church parking lot before traveling to the highway. For more information, email, or call 360-687-2542.

Friends of La Center Community Library book sale: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, May 18, La Center Community Library, 1411 NE Lockwood Creek Road, La Center. Raise funds for the library at the pop-up book sale, hosted by Friends of La Center Community Library. Only cash will be accepted at the sale. For more information, visit

Sustainable Landscaping workshop: 1-2 p.m., Saturday, May 18, Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 SE Eighth Way, Battle Ground. Learn about sustainable landscaping, which can thrive without pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, from WSU Clark County Extension master gardener Janis McBride. For more information, visit

Hazel Dell Parade of Bands: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 18, Fire District 6 station, 8800 NE Hazel Dell Ave., Vancouver. The 58th Parade of Bands will proceed down Northeast Hazel Dell Avenue before turning at Northeast 63rd Street toward Northeast Highway 99. Parade entries are open until May 10. For more information, visit

Rain Garden workshop: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Monday, May 18, Woodland Community Library, 770 Park St., Woodland. Learn how to plan and build a native plant oasis that uses rainwater from WSU Clark County Extension master gardener coordinator Gary Fredricks. For more information, visit

Lewis River Rotary Club meeting: 7-8:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 21, Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St., Battle Ground. This is an open club meeting to discuss Hanenkratz and the Shelter Box project, which aids families in rebuilding after disasters. For more information, contact Marta Carminato at

Battle Ground Community Education Spring Festival: 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, Lewisville Intermediate Campus, 406 NW Fifth Ave., Battle Ground. Meet class instructors, visit with local artists and learn about summer safety from local agencies at the annual spring festival. Kona Ice will offer shaved ice at the event. For more information, visit, or call 360-885-6584.

Columbia Kids Preschool & Sprouting Seeds benefit concert: 7 p.m., Friday, May 31, Battle Ground United Methodist Church, 10300 NE 199th St., Battle Ground. Support the preschool and Sprouting Seeds program while listening to musicians Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter play instruments. Proceeds will benefit the school’s educational programs and facility maintenance. Purchase tickets at

Bingo at Hockinson High School: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, May 31, Hockinson High School commons, 16819 NE 159th St., Brush Prairie. Kick off Hockinson Fun Days playing Bingo with a $50 cash prize. Bingo cards are available for purchase at $1 for two cards. Concessions and dinner options will be available for purchase. For more information, visit

Fire District 3 pancake breakfast: 7-11:30 a.m., Saturday, June 1, Fire District 3 station, 17718 NE 159th St., Brush Prairie. Celebrate Hockinson Fun Days with an all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes and eggs. Admission is $7 per person or $25 per family. Proceeds from the breakfast will be donated to a local family in need. For more information, visit

Hockinson Fun Days Parade: 12 p.m., Saturday, June 1, Hockinson High School, 16819 NE 159th St., Brush Prairie. The annual parade with cars, floats and bands will begin at Hockinson High school and end at Northeast 182nd Avenue and Northeast 164th Street. Parade roads will close at 11:30 a.m. For more information, visit

Hockinson Country Fair Carnival: 10 a.m.-noon, 1-3:30 p.m., Saturday, June 1, Hockinson Community Center, 15916 NE 182nd Ave., Brush Prairie. Participate in carnival games, win prizes and browse local vendors during the Hockinson Fun Days carnival. For more information, visit

Ridgefield Big Paddle: 9 a.m., Saturday, June 1, Ridgefield Waterfront, Mill Street, Ridgefield. Paddle along Lake River during the 13th annual Big Paddle. Activities including live music, food and outdoor games will be available at the waterfront for those wishing to stay on land. Preregistration to join the event flotilla is required. For more information, visit

Listen Line Sunshine State of Mind fundraiser: 5:30 p.m., Saturday, June 1, Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St. Participate in an evening of food and festivities for mental health. Proceeds will benefit Listen Line. Purchase tickets online at Call 888-214-3133 for more information.

Friends of Ridgefield Community Library book sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, June 1, Ridgefield Community Library, 210 N. Main Ave., Ridgefield. Browse used books and raise money for the library at the fundraiser sale, hosted by Friends of Ridgefield Community. For more information, visit

Pomeroy Farm Days Kid Fest: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, Pomeroy Farms, 20902 NE Lucia Falls Road, Yacolt. Browse local vendors, shop the children’s market and tour the farm’s historic buildings during the annual Farm Days event. Admission and parking are free, but a $3 donation per person to the nonprofit farm is suggested. For more information, visit

Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington luncheon: Noon, lunch social, 12:30 presentation, Thursday, June 6, Salmon Creek United Methodist Church, St. Paul Room, 12217 NE Highway 99, Vancouver. Guest speaker Cheri Baur will discuss 19th-century fabric and fashion. Visitors should bring their own lunch. Call Pepper Kim, 360-901-0176, for more information.

Community Foundation 40th Anniversary Celebration: 6-8:45 p.m., Thursday, June 6. Cowlitz Ballroom, 1 Cowlitz Way, Ridgefield. The Community Foundation of Southwest Washington will celebrate its 40th anniversary with an evening of music, food and entertainment while discussing its future plans for the region. Purchase tickets at

Pine & Maple night market: 4-9 p.m., Saturday, June 15, Pine & Maple Boutique, 713 W. Main St., Suite 107, Battle Ground. Browse gifts, baked treats and art from local vendors at the night market. Over 20 vendors will be available at the venue. For more information, visit