Community Calendar, June 22 edition


Surplus sale: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 23. The Ridgefield School District will hold a surplus sale featuring bookshelves, desks, file cabinets, shelving, Chromebooks, desktop computers, projectors and other miscellaneous classroom supplies. It will be held at the Ridgefield Administrative and Civic Center, otherwise known as the RACC, at 510 Pioneer St., Ridgefield. For more information, go online to or call Neil Brinson, director of maintenance and operations, at 360-619-1390.

Concert: 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, June 23. Head over to the Fat Moose Bar and Grill in Woodland for a free concert featuring the Nash Brothers and the Rob Leines Band. The Nash Brothers will open the show from 6 to 8 p.m. and will be followed by a performance by the Rob Leines Band from 8 to 10 p.m. Fat Moose is located at 1382 Lewis River Road in Woodland. 

Amateur radio field day: Noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 25. Join the Clark County Amateur Radio Club as they demonstrate how amateur, or ham, radios operate. The event is at SEH America, 3900 NE 112th Ave., Vancouver. For more information, call 360-989-9268 or go to 

Used book sale: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 25. Join the Friends of the La Center Community Library, who will sponsor a pop-up book sale that will feature fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books. Hardbacks and large paperbacks are $1 and pocketbooks are 50 cents. The proceeds will benefit library programs. The sale will be held at the La Center Community Library, 1411 NE Lockwood Creek Road. The sale may be canceled or postponed due to rainy weather. For more information, call Patty Somdalen at 360-263-3484 or text 360-798-7502.

Elks bingo: 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 25. Join the Battle Ground Elks Lodge No. 2589 for a game of bingo. Members and guests are welcome. The lodge is located at 907 SE Grace Ave., Battle Ground. For more information, call Mel Sanders at 360-687-1230.

Birds of Battle Ground Lake: 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 25. Join the staff of Battle Ground State Park as Interpretive Volunteer Simone Williams presents the different birds that can be found at the park. The event is located at 18002 NE 249th St., Battle Ground. For more information, visit 

Barbecue Competition: June 25 and 26. Join the Ridgefield community at ilani for a barbecue competition hosted by famous barbecue chefs Lynnae Oxley and Rick Browne. The competition will be judged by famous chefs like Robert Irvine and Kevin Bludso. ilani is located at 1 Cowlitz Way, Ridgefield. For more information, call 877-464-5264. 

Tips for easy gardening: Noon on Tuesday, June 28. Join WSU Master Gardener Dale Wheeler, who will discuss tips for those who physically have trouble gardening. To join, go to Enter the meeting ID 7756056320 and password 12345. For more information, call Gary Fredricks at 360-577-3014, ext. 3 or email

Yacolt Rendezvous Days: July 1 to June 4. Join the Yacolt community as they celebrate their annual Rendezvous Days. The event will feature a 5K or 10K run or walk during the Bigfoot Fun Run on July 2 and July 3, a kickball tournament with a family or competitive division at 6 p.m. on July 1, and a block party on July 2. There will also be a backroads event, which will feature pizza on July 1 and July 2. It will end with a parade at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 4. For more information, call Yacolt Town Hall at 360-686-3922 or email People can sign up for the Bigfoot Run at The Bigfoot Run will start at 202 W. Cushman St., Yacolt.

Battle Ground Lake Owls: 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 2. Join the staff at Battle Ground Lake Park as Columbia Springs volunteer and CIG Interpretive Guide Ellen M. Wilson discusses the adaptations of local owls and four species you can find in Southwest Washington. The event is located at 18002 NE 249th St., Battle Ground. For more information, visit 

Native plant ID walk: 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 9. Join the staff at Battle Ground Lake Park as a Master Gardener and NatureScaping volunteer takes participants on a one-mile walk around the lake to observe a variety of plant species that contribute to the park’s ecosystem. Capacity is limited to 20 people. Participants are encouraged to sign up in advance by calling 360-687-4621. 

Our Days Steamboat Festival: Saturday, July 9 for citywide garage sales; 7:30 p.m. on July 29 for parade followed by a movie in the park. Other events on July 30 include a 5K, vendors, car show, beer garden, bingo, beautiful baby and kid zone. Join the La Center community for its Our Days Steamboat Festival. The parade will start at La Center Middle School, 2001 NE Lockwood Creek Road, and end at Fifth and Cedar streets. The events on July 30 will be located at Holley Park, 1000 E. Fourth St., La Center. For more information, call Wendy Chord at 503-860-5973 or email 

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

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 is located at 813 W. Main St., Battle Ground.

Bliss Yoga: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Fridays in the Woodin Creek Room of the Battle Ground Community Center, 910 E. Main St. Classes will include gentle poses to increase strength, balance, flexibility, relaxation and meditation. For more information, or to register, contact Fran at 360-903-8912 or email 

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 

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 For more information, call 877-427-4788 or email 

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

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, click on join a meeting, enter meeting ID 8092456202, and enter password 311397 (if applicable). For more information, call 503-348-5330.