Community Calendar, March 22 edition


Kiwanis Club meeting: 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 23. Join the Kiwanis Club for its club meeting at the Kiwanis Park building at 400 SE Second Ave., Battle Ground. It will feature a potluck dinner and dessert. The club meets on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at the Kiwanis Park building.

GFWC meeting: 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 23. Join the General Foundation of Women’s Clubs for its meeting at 14208 NE 249th St. in Battle Ground. Attendees will learn how quilting can help newborn babies in Southwest Washington through cooperation with Babies in Need, a local nonprofit. GFWC is an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through community service.

Woodland Way 5K: 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 25. Join the Woodland Middle School’s running club as students put on a 5K open to the community. The run will start at Woodland Middle School’s gymnasium at 755 Park St., Woodland. Registration costs $15 for adults, $10 for children and is free for children under the age of 5. A family pass is available for $50. Registration includes snacks and raffle entries. All proceeds benefit the running club. To register, go online to

Book and a movie: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, March 27. Join the Battle Ground Senior Citizens group for a book and a movie at the Battle Ground Senior Center, 116 NE Third Ave., Battle Ground. For more information, email Sharon Wodtke at or call 360-953-3278.

Career fair: 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday, March 30. Woodland Public Schools and the Port of Woodland will host a CareerReady Woodland career fair. Local employers will be able to speak with students at Woodland High School. Businesses are invited to send representatives at no cost to attend the event. Any business interested in attending can contact Deborah Wornick at the Port of Woodland at 360-225-6555 or by email at Wornick will register the business and provide additional details.

Daughters of Pioneers meeting: 1130 a.m. for optional lunch at the Puffin Cafe at 14 S. A St. in Washougal, 12:45 p.m. for a special group tour at the Two Rivers Heritage Museum in Washougal on Thursday, April 6. Join the Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington Chapter No. 19 for its meeting. To save time at the cafe, please visit its website at to check the menu. The tour will begin when the group arrives at the museum after lunch. Fees for the museum tour are $4 for seniors 60 and over and $5 for those under 60. The group regularly meets the first Thursday of most months at the Battle Ground Community Center. For more information, call Pepper Kim at 360-901-0176.

La Center kindergarten registration: Kindergarten registration in La Center for the upcoming school year will open April 10. Children must turn 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, to enter kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year. Registration is available online at or at the elementary office between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Parents and guardians must bring their child’s immunization record and a copy of their legal birth certificate. People are asked to register their children as early as possible. La Center Elementary School will also host Kindy Cub Nights for incoming students. They will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. on April 20 and May 18. Either night can be attended.  Students and parents will work on activities that will prepare students for school.

Lilac Days: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily from Saturday, April 22 through Sunday, May 14. The Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens will host Lilac Days in Woodland. The theme this year is “hats from the past” and collections will be on display in the new barn museum and in the historic house. The Klager house will also reopen this year. Guests can sign up at the gardens for tours of the house from 1 to 4 p.m. Photos and memorabilia of Hulda Klager and her family will be on display at the barn museum. There will be a quilt raffle fundraiser as well. The annual plant sale features lilacs and the gift shop will have lilac-themed items available. Admission to Lilac Days is $5 for adults. Children 12 and under can enter for free. The Lilac Gardens are located at 115 S. Pekin Road in Woodland.

Creative cardmaking class: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10. Join the Battle Ground Senior Citizen group for a creative cardmaking class at the Battle Ground Senior Center, 116 NE Third Ave., Battle Ground. The event is held every other month. For more information, email Sharon Wodtke at or call 360-953-3278.

Battle Ground Toastmasters: The Battle Ground Toastmasters work to improve communication skills and have fun doing it. Join the group in person or via Zoom from noon to 1:15 p.m. on Tuesdays at Legions Realty, 717 W. Main St., Suite 126, Battle Ground, or online 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 and Breakfast is located at 813 W. Main St., Battle Ground.

Bliss Yoga (Lewisville): 6 to 7:15 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Tukes Valley school stage, Mondays from 6 to 7:15 p.m. and Fridays from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Lewisville Campus gymnasium stage area, 406 NW Fifth Ave., Battle Ground. Classes will include gentle poses to increase strength, balance, flexibility, relaxation and meditation. To register for Wednesday classes, contact Battle Ground Community Education at 360-885-6584. To register for Monday and Friday classes, contact Fran at 360-903-8912 or email Learn more online at

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 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Thursday at the mobile home park at 300 SW Seventh Ave. in Battle Ground.  The meeting starts with a weigh-in. If you want to lose weight sensibly, TOPS has you covered. For more information or for directions, 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: 1 to 3 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 Assisted Living, 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.


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  • Whoknows

    That's a well-rounded list of events to choose from. Thanks

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