Community calendar: Week of July 28


Community events

HOPE Dementia Support: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 28 on Facebook Live and YouTube Live. Join international dementia expert, Joao Partel Araujo, for “Answers with Experts,” presented by Koelsch Communities. He will talk about challenges shared by real people caring for a family member or client with dementia. Contact Benjamin Surmi for the link and more information at 360-526-6201.

Second Chance Companions: Starting at noon on Wednesday, July 28 until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 1 via The 19th Great Balls of Fur Virtual Auction supports the animal shelter based in Battle Ground. Bids will be collected online.

Clark County Sheriff Hiring Event: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 28 at the Clark County Event Center, 17402 NE Delfel Road, Ridgefield. Join an informative hiring event with a chance to view demonstrations and meet different units, including the enforcement division, marine unit and SWAT.

Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries: 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 29 on an online platform. Join Eric Ode for a free poetry writing workshop. You’ll need a computer, tablet or phone to participate. Register at

Motorsports and Tuff Truck racing: 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 30-31 at the Clark County Event Center and Fairgrounds. Motorsports and Tuff Truck racing will return to the grandstands as part of the Family Fun Series. Doors open for the monster trucks event at noon on Sunday, Aug. 1 at the fairgrounds. Reserve your tickets at

Cowlitz County Master Gardeners: noon on Tuesday, Aug. 3 via Zoom. Join Jennifer Mendoza, WSU Master Gardener and Cowlitz County noxious weed coordinator, for a discussion on controlling the top 10 noxious weeds. There’s no need to register for the free workshop. Log into the meeting with meeting ID 775 605 6320 and password 12345. For help, contact Gary Fredricks at or 360-577-3014 ext. 3. 

La Center Saturday in the Park: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 31 at Sternwheeler Park, 100 East 4th St., La Center. Misty Mamas will perform bluegrass, country and folk music for free during Saturdays in the Park. All ages are welcome to attend. Visit the Saturdays in the Park Facebook page for more information.

La Center reunion: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1 at the La Center High School on Northeast Highland Avenue in La Center. The annual all-school reunion is open to all attendees of La Center High School. A lunch buffet will be available for purchase. RSVP at

Showing of ‘Underdog’: 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2 at Horseshoe Lake. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for a free outdoor showing of “Underdog.” Community members can also enjoy a “fly ball dog race,” bouncy house, adopt-a-dog event, farmers market and $5 dinner hosted at the park shelter. Find more information at

Ridgefield National Night Out: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3 at Abrams Park, 400 Abrams Park Road, Ridgefield. National Night Out is a community event to promote police-community partnerships to make local neighborhoods safer. Come grab a free hot dog dinner and chat with Ridgefield police officers. Ridgefield Neighbors Watch, a classic car show, vendor booths, an orienteering course and music are all part of the event’s lineup.

BG National Night Out: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3 at Kiwanis Park, 422 SW 2nd Ave., Battle Ground. Join Battle Ground police officers and Fire District 3 firefighters to celebrate National Night Out. Activities include free hot dogs, entertainment, information and prizes. Learn more at Battle Ground’s National Night Out Facebook page.

Public meetings

La Center City Council: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 28 via CivicWeb portal. Join the meeting by visiting

Battle Ground City Council: 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2 via Zoom. Log onto Zoom at or call 1-253-215-8782, then enter the meeting identification number 6112135077. Agendas can be found on the city of Battle Ground’s website.

Woodland City Council: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2 via live stream at An agenda will be available before the meeting at the same website previously listed.

Woodland School Board: 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 28 at the Woodland High School Library, 1500 Dike Access Road, Woodland. Agenda items include setting substitute teacher pay rates for the 2021-2022 school yearand reviewing a contract with the district’s food service program.


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