Community Calendar, March 16 edition

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Genealogical Society family tree webinar: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16. Join the Clark County Genealogical Society for the Legacy Family Tree Webinar, “Try to Stump Professional Genealogist Craig Scott,” where participants can ask questions to test his genealogical and historical knowledge. Questions must be submitted in advance to geogg@legacyfamilytree.com prior to the event. Non-members are welcome too. It will be held both online at ccgs-wa.org and in-person at 3205 NE 52nd St., Vancouver. In-person attendees must wear masks. For more information, go to ccgs-wa.org. 

La Center Class of 2022 auction: March 17 through March 20. The La Center High School Class of 2022 will host an online auction to raise funds for their Safe and Sober Graduation Night party, which the school hosts annually. Items include a Mod Pizza coupon for four people, tools, and free rounds of golf. The auction can be found online at tinyurl.com/2knfnycj. 

Bunco: 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 18. 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 ​​swodtke@comcast.net. 

NatureScaping Soil Basics: 4 p.m. on Friday, March 18. Join Cowlitz County Master Gardener Art Fuller as he partners with the Camas Library to teach about the building blocks of what makes a good fertilizer and how to have a successful garden. The event is free, but donations can be given online at naturescaping.org. To register, go online to tinyurl.com/6ewu84z3. For more information, email info@naturescaping.org or marlene52ns@gmail.com, or call 360-737-1160. 

Tree sale: 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 19. The Clark County Farm Forestry Association will host a tree seedling sale. Prices will be $1, $2, or $3 depending on the tree. It will be held at the Albertson’s parking lot, 2108 W. Main St., Battle Ground. For more information, call Gene Jones at 360-263-3168 or Bob Brink at 360-686-3524. 

Craft day: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, March 21. 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 ​​swodtke@comcast.net. 

Growing blueberries: Noon on Tuesday, March 22. Join WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller as he demonstrates how to successfully grow blueberries. The event is free. To join, go online to tinyurl.com/2s3yhdj2. The meeting ID is 7756056320 and the password is 12345. For more information, call Gary Fredericks at 360-577-3014 or email garyf@wsu.edu. 

Genealogical Society family tree webinar: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23. Join the Clark County Genealogical Society for the Legacy Family Tree Webinar, “Get ‘Grammin’ Your Family History,” where participants can learn how to use Instagram to research their family history. It will be held both online at ccgs-wa.org and in-person at 3205 NE 52nd St., Vancouver. In-person attendees must wear masks. For more information, go to ccgs-wa.org. 

Furry Friends Spring Auction: March 25 to March 27. Furry Friends, a nonprofit that provides care for cats in Clark County, will host an online auction to raise money for the animals and the various operations they need. The auction can be found online at tinyurl.com/2p9ybb37. For more information, call Diane Stevens at 360-931-4948. 

Bingo: 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 26. Join Battle Ground Elks Lodge No. 2589 for a game of bingo. All members and guests are welcome. It will be held at the Battle Ground Elks Lodge, 907 SE Grace Ave., Battle Ground. For more information, call Mel Sanders at 360-687-1230.

North Clark Historical Museum annual quilt show: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 27. The North Clark Historical Museum will host its annual quilt show at the museum located at 21416 NE 399th St., Amboy. For more information, call 360-247-5800 or email museumnch88@gmail.com. 

Plant propagation in the garden: 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 26. Join WSU Master Gardener Roxanne Nakamura as she shows how to make cuttings of woody materials and soft growth on herbs. The class is held in-person and the address will be given upon registration. Attendees will be able to take herbs home after cutting. Enrollment is limited to 10 people and costs $10. All attendees must register and pay online at plant-propagation.cheddarup.com.

Free interviewing skills class: Noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29. The Clark County Toastmasters will host a free class on how to nail your next job interview. The class will be held on Zoom at tinyurl.com/CCTC2021-22. For more information, email the Clark County Toastmasters at vppr-9527@toastmastersclubs.org. 

Growing strawberries: Noon on Tuesday, March 29. Join WSU Master Gardener Billie Bevers as she presents how to properly grow strawberries. The event is free. To join, go to tinyurl.com/2s3yhdj2. The meeting ID is 7756056320 and the password is 12345. For more information, call Gary Fredericks at 360-577-3014 or email garyf@wsu.edu. 

Genealogical Society family tree webinar: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30. Join the Clark County Genealogical Society for the Legacy Family Tree Webinar, “Family Stories in 30 Minutes or Less,” where participants can learn three different story projects that take less than 30 minutes, helping to strengthen family bonds across generations. Non-members are welcome. It will be held both online at ccgs-wa.org and in-person at 3205 NE 52nd St., Vancouver. In-person attendees must wear masks. For more information, go to ccgs-wa.org. 

La Center kindergarten registration: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays at the La Center Elementary School office, 700 E. Fourth St., or online at lacenterschools.org. Kindergarten for La Center children starts on April 11. Parents are strongly encouraged to register beforehand. Children must turn 5 years old on or before Aug. 31. Parents must bring a copy of their child’s immunization record and birth certificate. Kindy Club Nights will also be hosted from 5 to 6 p.m. on April 21 and May 19 in the La Center Elementary School cafeteria. The events help prepare incoming students.

Happy Hoppers beginner square dance lessons: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday through April 25. Join Happy Hoppers in square dancing lessons for beginners. Cost is $5 per person. Masks and proof of vaccination are required. Lessons will be held at 7701 NE Ward Road, Vancouver. For more information, contact Gil Shoemaker at 360-450-7029 or go to HappyHoppers.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 silverandfitonfacebook@ashn.com. 

HOPE Dementia Support Group: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. every weekday. Join HOPE in a support group for individuals caring for people with all types of dementia. To register and receive the Zoom link, call 360-513-5754 or email classy.camper@gmail.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 8092456202, and enter password 311397 (if applicable). For more information, call 503-348-5330.




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