Livestock Manure Composting: 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 28. Specialists with the Washington State University Clark County Extension Small Acreage Program, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Clark Conservation District will demonstrate how to properly compost manure. They will go over how to reduce pile size, create a valuable soil amendment, reduce pests and keep water clean. The event is free but participants must register in advance online at tinyurl.com/mt88kk9n. It will be located at Serendipity Alpaca Ranch, 2630 NE 253rd St., Ridgefield. For more information, contact Terry Koper at email@example.com or call 564-397-5729.
Hot Summer Nights: 5:30 p.m. on 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.
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 Facebook at facebook.com/LaCenterOurDaysCelebration.
Backpack giveaway: 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 30. Verizon-Cellular Plus will hand out free backpacks filled with school supplies as part of its Backpack to School program. Donations will be accepted but are not required. Supplies are limited. Adults must accompany children. It will be held at 1492 Dike Access Road, Woodland, in front of Walmart. For more information, contact Merisa Saunders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Vancouver Goes to the Movies: Doors open at 5 p.m. and event begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4. Join the Clark County Historical Museum as historian and Historic Preservation Commission chair Andy Gregg presents “Vancouver Goes to the Movies.” Gregg will detail Vancouver’s moviegoing history as far back as 1897. General admission is $5, seniors and students are $4, and children under 18 are $3. It is free for CCHM members, veterans, and active-duty military personnel. It will be held at CCHM, 1511 Main St., Vancouver. For more information, contact the museum at 360-993-5679 or email email@example.com.
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.
Dragon Boat Races: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6. The Paddle for Life Dragon Boat Races will return to the Ridgefield Waterfront. Come watch community and club teams paddle down a 250-meter course to the finish line during the event which supports local Clark County charities. The event will take place at the waterfront on the west end of Pioneer Street in Ridgefield.
Ridgefield First Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6. Visit City Days at Davis Park at North Main Avenue and Mill Street to learn all about the City of Ridgefield and the work they do in the community. The Ridgefield Farmers Market and First Saturday vendors will be at Overlook Park on Main Avenue and Pioneer Street.
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.
Battle Ground senior luncheon: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8. Join the Battle Ground seniors for their monthly luncheon. Lunch will be provided by Detroit Pizza. The event is held at the Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St., Battle Ground. For more information, call Sharon Wodtke at 360-953-3278 or email email@example.com.
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.
Mad Hatter’s: 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 12. Join the Battle Ground seniors for Mad Hatter’s at Rocky’s Pizza, 1901 W. Main St., Battle Ground. For more information, call Sharon Wodtke at 360-953-3278 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fire & Grace: 7:30 on Friday, Aug. 12. The musical duo Fire & Grace, with Edwin Huizinga on violin and William Coulter on guitar, will play for one night at Ridgefield’s Old Liberty Theater. They will play folk tunes, classical compositions, tango, Celtic ballads, and uptempo foot-stompers. Tickets are $27, which include a service charge, and can be purchased online at oldlibertytheater.com/events or by calling 360-887-7260. The Old Liberty Theater is located at 115 N. Main Ave., Ridgefield.
Craft day: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15. Join the Battle Ground seniors for an afternoon of arts and crafts. It will be held at the Battle Ground Senior Center, 116 NE Third Ave., Battle Ground. For more information, call Sharon Wodtke at 360-953-3278 or email email@example.com.
Bunco: 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19. Join the Battle Ground seniors for a game of bunco. It will be held at the Battle Ground Senior Center, 116 NE Third Ave., Battle Ground. For more information, call Sharon Wodtke at 360-953-3278 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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