Community Calendar, March 2 edition

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(Her)Story: Rebel Women of Clark County: Doors open at 5 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 3. Join the Clark County Historical Museum as April Buzby presents “(Her)Story: Rebel Women of Clark County,” which details the lives of Elizabeth Jane Herrington Irwin and Mary Ellen Bates, two women who served in WWI and WWII. General admission tickets are $5, while tickets for seniors and students are $4 and tickets for children under 18 are $3. The event is free for museum members, veterans, and active-duty military personnel. Guests are encouraged to arrive early since seating is limited. Proof of vaccination is required. The event will be held at the Clark County Historical Museum, 1511 Main St., Vancouver. For more information, contact the museum at 360-993-5679 or outreach@cchmuseum.org. 

Daughters of the Pioneers meeting: 12:30 p.m. for optional social time, 1 p.m. for the meeting on Thursday, March 3. Join the Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington as member Louise Tucker presents “History Revealed.” The presentation will detail how the book, “Battle Ground… In and Around,” developed due to community engagement. The Daughters of the Pioneers meet on the first Thursday of most months at the Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St., Battle Ground. For more information, call Pepper Kim at 360-901-0176. 

Friends of Woodland Community Library book sale:  From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 4 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 5. The sale will be held in the lower level of the  Presbyterian Church, at 756 Park St. in Woodland, next to the library. Prices for children’s books range from 25 cents to $1. Mass market books are 50 cents.  Hardcover and trade paperback books are $1. DVDs, audio books, and music CDs are two for $1. Puzzles will also be for sale. The book sales help fund library activities and support a future library.  For information, call 360-225-2294.

Happy Hoppers beginner square dance lessons: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 3 and Monday, March 7. 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 online to HappyHoppers.com. 

Used book sale: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 5. The Battle Ground Community Library will host a “hallway sale” inside the south entrance at 1207 SE Eighth Way in Battle Ground. There will be a variety of books from nonfiction to children’s books. Hardbacks cost $1 and pocket books cost 50 cents. For more information, call 360-906-5000.

Spring Scavenger History Hunt: Monday, March 7 to Saturday, March 12. Join the Clark County Genealogical Society on a Spring Scavenger History Hunt, which celebrates the theme of “Governors from Founding Fathers to Baby Boomers.” Participants will be asked seven questions about governors from the United States or American colonies from the 16th to 20th century. Players can also research answers with online resources. Five daily cash prizes will be given to adults and to students. Grand prizes will also be given to one adult and one student. To register, go to ccgs-wa.org. Participants are encouraged to donate $10, but it is not required. 

Genealogical Society family tree webinar: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9.  Join the Clark County Genealogical Society for the Legacy Family Tree Webinar, “Hidden Treasures: Discovering Local Sources in your Irish Research.” At the event, Irish family researchers will show how to examine records for genealogical research using street directories, cemetery registers, maps, and more. For more information, go to ccgs-wa.org. 

Running Start information night: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 10. The Running Start program allows eligible juniors and seniors to earn credits at Clark College while fulfilling their high school graduation requirements. For more information, call 360-992-2078 or go online to clark.edu/runningstart. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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., La Center 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 Thursday, 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. on Monday, 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 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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