Community Calendar, Dec. 15 edition


Toastmaster meetings: 7 p.m. every Tuesday online. Toastmasters holds meetings for people who want to improve their communication skills for business or career development. Meetings are on Zoom. Use meeting ID number 88000718444. Participants can login five to 10 minutes early to chat. More information can be found online at 

Take off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS): 11:30 a.m. every Thursday at Battle Ground Elks Lodge, 907 SE Grace Ave., Battle Ground. The meeting starts with a weigh-in. If you want to lose weight sensibly, TOPS has you covered. For more information, call Donna Brown at 562-355-0950. 

Columbia River Square Dancers: Lessons 6 to 8 p.m. on Sundays, dances at 7 p.m. for plus level and 8 to 9:45 p.m. for mainstream level on the first and third Friday of each month. Lessons and dances are held at 17901 NE 72nd Ave., Battle Ground. Cost is $7 per dancer. For more information, contact Dale Smith at 360-606-8849. 

Community toy drive: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through Dec. 16. North Country EMS, Yacolt Fire and Amboy Fire will collect new unwrapped toys. The toys will be donated to children in the community. The Giving Tree Program at Yacolt Primary and Amboy Middle School help coordinate the event. Collection sites include North Country EMS/Yacolt fire at 300 W. Hoag St. in Yacolt and the Amboy Fire station at 30805 NE 216th Ave. in Amboy. 

Bunco: 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17 at the Battle Ground Senior Center, 116 NE Third Ave. Come join Battle Ground seniors for a game of Bunco. 

Battle Ground Lake State Park First Day Hike: 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 1. Come to Battle Ground Lake State Park for a volunteer-led interpretive hike through the forest, where you can learn about the history and ecology of the area. At the end of the hike, coffee and doughnuts will be offered at the kitchen shelter. Make sure to bring hiking shoes for muddy terrain, wet weather gear, water and snacks. To register, call 360-687-4621 or email


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