Community Calendar, Jan. 11 edition

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Creative cardmaking class: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Join the Battle Ground Senior Citizens for a creative cardmaking class. It will be held at the Battle Ground Senior Center, 116 NE Third Ave., Battle Ground. The group makes homemade greeting cards every other month. For more information, call Sharon Wodtke at 360-953-3278 or email swodtke@comcast.net.

Mad Hatter’s: 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 13. Join the Mad Hatter’s at Los Pepe’s at Battle Ground Village. Participants are responsible for their own meal costs. Los Pepe’s is located at 1207 SE Rasmussen Blvd., Battle Ground. For more information, call Sharon Wodtke at 360-953-3278 or email swodtke@comcast.net.

Bingo: 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14. Join Battle Ground Elks Lodge No. 2589 for a game of bingo. Members and guests are welcome. It will be held at 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. on Monday, Jan. 16. Join the Battle Ground seniors for crafts at the Battle Ground Senior Center, 116 NE Third Ave., Battle Ground. For more information, call Sharon Wodtke at 360-953-3278 or email swodtke@comcast.net.

Happy Hoppers Square Dancers: Lessons from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16 at the Washington Grange, 7701 NE Ward Road, Vancouver. Cost is $5 per person at the door. For more information visit happy-hoppers.com or call Gil Shoemaker at 360-450-7029.

Lewis River Rotary: 7 to 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at the Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St., Battle Ground. Join the Lewis River Rotary Club as Kendra Laratta discusses making life shifts using her job as the impetus. Lewis River Rotary meets from 7 to 8 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month and from 5:45 to 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Guests are welcome. For more information, email lewisriverrotaryclub@gmail.com or call Sue Coates at 360-798-5196. 

Bunco: 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20. Join the Battle Ground seniors for a game of bunco. The cost to participate is $5. For more information, call Sharon Wodtke at 360-953-3278 or email swodtke@comcast.net.

Book and Movie Club: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23. Join the Battle Ground seniors for their first book/movie club event as they focus on Harper Lee’s “To kill a Mockingbird” at the Battle Ground Senior Center, 116 NE Third Ave., Battle Ground. For more information, call Sharon Wodtke at 360-953-3278 or email swodtke@comcast.net.

Bingo: 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28. Join Battle Ground Elks Lodge No. 2589 for a game of bingo. Members and guests are welcome. It will be held at 907 SE Grace Ave., Battle Ground. For more information, call Mel Sanders at 360-687-1230.

Race for Warmth: Kids race begins at 8:30 a.m. with other events to follow on Sunday, Jan. 29. The ninth annual Race for Warmth timed 10k run and 5k walk/run will raise awareness and funds for Operation Warm Heart, a Clark Public Utilities customer-funded program that helps families in financial crisis pay heating bills. A free race for children ages 3 to 8 years old will kick off the event. Registration is encouraged but not required. The run will start and finish at the Clark Public Utilities downtown location at 1200 Fort Vancouver Way in Vancouver. Registration is $30 and includes a long-sleeve performance shirt and race bag. Pre-registration is recommended and available online through midnight on Jan. 28 at raceforwarmth.com. Same-day registration begins at 7 a.m. and runs until 8:30 a.m. The cost for same-day registration is $40 and there is no guarantee that a shirt and race bag will be included.

Industry fair: 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16. Employers are invited to participate in the Battle Ground Public Schools Industry Fair at Battle Ground High School, 300 W. Main St. Businesses in and around Clark County can reserve a table at the free event that draws hundreds of students, families and community members who are actively seeking career opportunities or wanting to learn more about local employers. Businesses interested in hosting a table at the educational evening at Battle Ground High School should sign up at bit.ly/3sbywMi. Contact Career Guidance Specialist Kevin Doyle at 360-885-6598 or doyle.kevin@battlegroundps.org with questions.



Battle Ground Toastmasters: The Battle Ground Toastmasters work to improve communication skills and have fun doing it. Join the group in person or via Zoom from noon to 1:15 p.m. on Tuesdays at Legions Realty, 717 W. Main St., Suite 126, Battle Ground, or online at bit.ly/3OeTbIy.

Battle Ground Lions Club: 7 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday of the month at Old Town Burger and Breakfast. Join the Battle Ground Lions Club for fun and volunteer opportunities. Old Town Burger and Breakfast is located at 813 W. Main St., Battle Ground.

Bliss Yoga (Lewisville): 6 to 7:15 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Tukes Valley school stage, Mondays from 6 to 7:15 p.m. and Fridays from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Lewisville Campus gymnasium stage area, 406 NW Fifth Ave., Battle Ground. Classes will include gentle poses to increase strength, balance, flexibility, relaxation and meditation. To register for Wednesday classes, contact Battle Ground Community Education at 360-885-6584. To register for Monday and Friday classes, contact Fran at 360-903-8912 or email fran.olinger@gmail.com. Learn more online at blisstotaltherapy.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 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Thursday at the mobile home park at 300 SW Seventh Ave. in Battle Ground.  The meeting starts with a weigh-in. If you want to lose weight sensibly, TOPS has you covered. For more information or for directions, 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: 1 to 3 p.m. every Monday. Join HOPE in a support group for individuals caring for people with all types of dementia. The event will be hosted in person at Mallard Landing Assisted Living, 813 SE Clark Ave., Battle Ground, and through Zoom. To get the Zoom link, call 360-513-5754 or email alwayshopeinfo@gmail.org.

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 meeting ID 8092456202, and enter password 311397, if applicable. For more information, call 503-348-5330.

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