Community Calendar


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.

BG Memorial Day Ceremony: 11 a.m.-noon, Monday, May 27, Battle Ground Veterans Memorial at Kiwanis Park, 422 SW Second Ave., Battle Ground. Honor the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who have lost their lives in service to the county for a reading of the 31 Battle Ground residents who have died in service. For more information, visit

Lewis River Rotary Club meeting: 5:45-7 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St., Battle Ground. This is an open club meeting to discuss youth projects from Creating Friendships for Peace and Rock Solid. For more information, contact Marta Carminato at

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

Dogpaw Off-leash Dog Parks fair: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, June 8, Dakota Memorial Dog Park, 1515 NE 164th Ave., Vancouver. Support Dogpaw at its first fundraising event, which will feature vendors such as groomers, trainers and more. The volunteer-run and donor-funded organization cares for multiple off-leash dog parks across Clark County. For more information, visit

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

Rocky’s Pizza Birthday Bash: 6:30 p.m.-midnight, Friday, June 21, Rocky’s Pizza & R Bar, 1901 W. Main St., Battle Ground. Celebrate Rocky’s 80th birthday with food, live music and giveaways. All ages are welcome, and a limited number of tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, visit

"Wizard of Oz" Summer Reading Kick-Off: 3-4 p.m., Thursday, June 27, La Center Community Library, 1411 NE Lockwood Creek Road, La Center. Celebrate the start of the summer reading program with a “Wizard of Oz”-themed party featuring costumes, activities, crafts and more at the library. For more information, visit

Intro to Leatherwork for Teens: 2-4 p.m., Thursday, June 27, Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 SE Eighth Way, Battle Ground. Students in sixth to 12th grade are invited to learn leatherworking basics from Swallowtail Leather at the library. Participants will have the option to create a bracelet, keychain or bookmark. Online registration is required at between June 1-20.

Intro to Leatherwork for Adults: 4-6 p.m., Thursday, June 27, Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 SE Eighth Way, Battle Ground. Adults are invited to learn leatherworking basics from Swallowtail Leather at the library. Participants will have the option to create a bracelet, keychain or bookmark. Online registration is required at between June 1-20.

Merwin Day of Fishing for kids with disabilities: 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., Saturday, July 13, Merwin Fish Hatchery, 111 Merwin Village Court, Ariel. Enjoy a day in nature and bring children with disabilities to fish. Volunteers will be available to provide support and ensure everyone has a great time. Fishing gear will be provided for free. Register online at by Friday, June 24.

Miss Teen La Center North County Pageant: 7 p.m., Saturday, July 20, La Center Middle School, 2001 NE Lockwood Creek Road, La Center. The annual scholarship pageant is accepting applications from girls who have completed sixth grade, ages 12-18. Applicants who live or go to school in La Center, Ridgefield, Woodland, Battle Ground, Amboy or Yacolt are eligible. For more information or entry forms, contact Linda Tracy at

BGHS Class of 1974 50th reunion: Friday-Sunday, July 26-28. Join fellow Tigers from the Class of 1974 for their 50th reunion. Festivities will begin with a cruise-in from 4-8 p.m., Friday, July 26, Alderbrook Park, 24414 NE Westerholm Road, Brush Prairie. Then reminisce under the stars with classmates at 4 p.m., Saturday, July 27, 28748 NE 172nd Ave., Battle Ground. Registration is required to attend the party. The final evening of celebration will run from 2-5 p.m., Sunday, July 28, Lewisville Park at the Oak Shelter. For more information and registration, visit