Community Calendar, Feb. 23 edition

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Running Start Night: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23. The Running Start program allows eligible juniors and seniors to earn credits at Clark College while fulfilling their high school graduation requirements. For more information, call 360-992-2078 or go to clark.edu/runningstart. 

Unveiling of disc golf course: 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23. Join the Hockinson Meadows Community Park as they unveil the construction of a new 18-hole disc golf course. Attendees will be given the opportunity to ask questions and submit comments. Registration can be found online at clark.wa.gov/public-works/hockinson-meadows-community-park. Those who don’t register can listen in by calling 1-408-418-9388 and entering the meeting number 24842499390 and the password “park” when prompted. For more information, contact Troy Pierce at 564-397-4403 or email troy.pierce@clark.wa.gov. 

Town hall meeting: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24. Join 17th District Rep. Vicki Kraft for a virtual town hall meeting to discuss the 60-day session that ends March 10. To join the Zoom meeting, go online to tinyurl.com/17thDistrictTownHall. 

Elks bingo: 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26. Join the Battle Ground Elks for a game of bingo. All members are welcome and can bring guests. Bingo will be held at the Battle Ground Elks Lodge No. 2589, 907 SE Grace Ave., Battle Ground. For more information, call Mel Sanders at 360-687-1230.

(Her)Story: Rebel Women of Clark County: Doors open at 5 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 3. Join the Clark County Historical Museum as April Buzby presents “(Her)Story: Rebel Women of Clark County,” which details the lives of Elizabeth Jane Herrington Irwin and Mary Ellen Bates, two women who served in WWI and WWII. General admission is $5, seniors and students are $4, children under 18 are $3, and the event is free for CCHM members, veterans, and active-duty military personnel. Guests are encouraged to arrive early, as seating is limited. Proof of vaccination is required. The event is at the Clark County Historical Museum, 1511 Main St., Vancouver. For more information, contact the museum at 360-993-5679 or outreach@cchmuseum.org. 

Happy Hoppers Beginner Square Dance Lessons: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 3 and Monday, March 7. Join Happy Hoppers in square dancing lessons for beginners. Cost is $5 per person. Masks and proof of vaccination are required. Lessons will be held at 7701 NE Ward Road, Vancouver. For more information, contact Gil Shoemaker at 360-450-7029 or go online to HappyHoppers.com. 

Running Start Night: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 10. The Running Start program will allow eligible juniors and seniors to earn credits at Clark College while fulfilling their high school graduation requirements. For more information, call 360-992-2078 or go to clark.edu/runningstart. 

North Clark Historical Museum annual quilt show: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 27. The North Clark Historical Museum will host its annual quilt show at the museum located at 21416 NE 399th St., Amboy. For more information, call 360-247-5800 or email museumnch88@gmail.com.

Happy Hoppers Beginner Square Dance Lessons: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, April 25. Join Happy Hoppers in square dancing lessons for beginners. Cost is $5 per person. Masks and proof of vaccination are required. Lessons will be held at 7701 NE Ward Road, Vancouver. For more information, contact Gil Shoemaker at 360-450-7029 or go to HappyHoppers.com. 

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 egtm.org. 

Battle Ground Rotary Club meeting: 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday at 715 E. Main St. in Battle Ground.

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. 

Silver & Fit virtual fitness classes for seniors: 10 a.m. every weekday. Join Silver & Fit for free fitness classes for seniors. Monday is low impact cardio, Tuesday is easygoing yoga, Wednesday is body weight exercises, Thursday is balance and flexibility, and Friday is a mixer of favorite exercises of the week. To find classes, visit facebook.com/SilverandFit. For more information, call 877-427-4788 or email silverandfitonfacebook@ashn.com. 

HOPE Dementia Support Group: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. every weekday. Join HOPE in a support group for individuals caring for people with all types of dementia. To register and receive the Zoom link, call 360-513-5754 or email classy.camper@gmail.com. 

Virtual Professional Connections weekly meeting: 11:45 a.m. every Monday. Come meet like-minded professionals and network with others in your field. To join, go to zoom.com, click on Join a Meeting, enter 8092456202, and enter password 311397 (if applicable). For more information, call 503-348-5330.



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