Hot Summer Nights: 5:30 p.m. on July 22, July 29, Aug. 12 and Aug. 19 at Horseshoe Lake. Join the Woodland community as they celebrate its yearly Hot Summer Nights and Movies in the Park events, which will include beach volleyball, car shows, and a dinner from the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Movies will play at 9 p.m. each night. More information can be found online at ci.woodland.wa.us/community/page/hot-summer-nights-movies-park.
Lighted kayak parade: 9 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, July 22. Join the Woodland community as they decorate their kayaks, paddleboards, and canoes with lights as part of the town’s Hot Summer Nights and Movies in the Park events. It will be held at Horseshoe Lake Park on Park Road in Woodland. For more information, go online to facebook.com/events/747193466329974/?ref=newsfeed.
Equestrian safety: 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 23. Join the staff at Battle Ground Lake Park as senior park aide Mindy Lahti-Phillip teaches people how to ride horses safely on trails. The event is located at 18002 NE 249th St., Battle Ground. For more information, visit parks.wa.gov/472/Battle-Ground-Lake.
Miss Teen La Center Scholarship Pageant: 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 23. La Center will hold its annual Miss Teen La Center Scholarship Pageant for girls ages 13 to 18. The event is open to girls from Ridgefield as well. It will be held at La Center Middle School, 2001 NE Lockwood Creek Road, La Center. For more information, contact Linda Tracy at email@example.com.
Mushrooms for health and medicine: 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 23. Join Dr. Lorinda Sorensen as she shows off samples of mushrooms and teaches people how they can be used medicinally. It will be held in the back of Battle Ground Healing Arts, 408 E. Main St., #101, Battle Ground. For more information, call 360-340-9293.
Elks bingo: 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 23. Join the Battle Ground Elks Lodge No. 2589 for a game of bingo. Members and guests are welcome. The Elks Lodge will return back to its regular schedule of twice a month starting in August. The lodge is located at 907 SE Grace Ave., Battle Ground. For more information, call Mel Sanders at 360-687-1230.
Our Days: 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 29 for the parade, and 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 30 for the 5K. Join the La Center community as they celebrate the Our Days Steamboat Festival, which will include a parade on Friday followed by the movie Dumbo at Sternwheeler Park afterwards. The next day will start with a 5K run at 8 a.m., a car show at Holley Park at 10 a.m., and a beautiful baby contest at Holley Park at 11:30 a.m. More information can be found online at lacenterourdays.com or on the Facebook page, facebook.com/LaCenterOurDaysCelebration.
Used book sale: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 30 and 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday, July 31. Join the Friends of the La Center Community Library for its biggest book sale of the year. The event will feature fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books for sale. Hardbacks are $1 and pocketbooks are 50 cents. On Sunday, the prices are $2 for a small bag of books and $5 for a large bag. Bags will be provided at the sale. Proceeds will benefit library programs for all ages. The sale is located at 1411 NE Lockwood Creek Road, La Center. For more information, call Patty Somdalen at 360-263-3484 or text 360-798-7502.
Clark County Fair: Aug. 5 to Aug. 14. Join residents of the area as the Clark County Fair returns. It will include carnival rides, hot dog and hamburger eating competitions, a baby beauty contest, a science show, a reptile exhibit, and a large variety of foods. It will be held at the Clark County Fairgrounds, 17402 NE Delfel Road, Ridgefield. For more information, go online to clarkcofair.com.
Ridgefield Forest Fair: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6. Join the Ridgefield Art Association as they host a new festival which includes dancers from Northwest Classical Ballet, a parade, and 30 artisan booths. Bigfoot Mojo Band and Reckless Kompany will provide music. There will be an open mic between sets. The Ridgefield Lions Club will provide food as well. It will be held at Abrams Park, 400 Abrams Park Road, Ridgefield. More information can be found online at ridgefieldartassociation.com/events.
La Center All School Reunion: 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7. Join former La Center High School students at an all school reunion. All classes are invited and welcomed. There will be a buffet available for $18. It will be located at the Summit Grove Lodge, 30810 NE Timmen Road, Ridgefield. For more information, contact Judy Chipman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pomeroy Farm Days: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first weekend of every month through August. Join the Pomeroy Farm as they host an open farm weekend, which includes I-spy activities for kids, farm animals, artisans and vendors. Parking and admission is free, but a donation is encouraged. Pomeroy Farms is located at 20902 NE Lucia Falls Road, Yacolt. For more information, call 360-686-3537.
Opus School of Music: Through Friday, Aug. 19. The Opus School of Music in Ridgefield will hold its summer session, which will feature pre-K classes, as well as private and group music lessons. There will be a musical theater from Aug. 1 to Aug. 5 and bucket drumming/marimba from Aug. 15 to Aug. 19. Opus is located at 414 Pioneer St., Ridgefield. For more information, call 360-887-8770.
Pig Jam: 5 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10. Join the Battle Ground community for a Pig Jam, which will serve a large, roasted barbecue pig while an AC/DC tribute band plays. Food is $24, and includes three different plates, each with a quarter pound of meat and a side. Attendees can listen to the band’s performance for free. The event will be held at the Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St., Battle Ground. To get tickets, go to tinyurl.com/md3t2db. For more information, call Sherie Szubski at 425-698-3236 or email email@example.com.
Experience Ridgefield: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10. Join the Ridgefield community as they partake in their annual carnival, Experience Ridgefield, which features a game truck, a bounce house, potato sack races, and local food and craft vendors. It will be held at the Ridgefield Administrative and Civic Center, 510 Pioneer St., Ridgefield. For more information, contact Joe Vajgrt at 360-619-1305 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Pawcific fundraiser: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17. Join Furry Friends at the organization’s 14th annual auction, which will benefit the organization and assist with medical needs for cats. It will be held at the Heathman Lodge, 7801 NE Greenwood Drive, Vancouver. Information for the event can be found online at event.auctria.com/e2e28386-7fef-4503-a983-6231139ab5eb.
Battle Ground Lions Club: 7 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday of the month at Old Town Burgers and Breakfast. Join the Battle Ground Lions Club for fun and volunteer opportunities. Old Town Burger is located at 813 W. Main St., Battle Ground.
Bliss Yoga (Lewisville): 6 to 7:15 p.m. on Wednesdays, 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 email@example.com. Learn more at blissyogafran.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOPE Dementia Support Group Battle Ground: 6 to 8 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, 813 SE Clark Ave., Battle Ground, and through Zoom. To get the Zoom link, call 360-513-5754 or email email@example.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 meeting ID 8092456202, and enter password 311397 (if applicable). For more information, call 503-348-5330.
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