Community Calendar, May 17 edition


Kindy Club Night: 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 18. La Center Elementary School will host a Kindy Club Night for its incoming students. Students and parents will work on activities that will prepare students for school. Kindergarten registration for the upcoming school year is open. 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 at 700 E. Fourth St.  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.

Battle Ground High School Drama Club: 7 p.m. on May 18-20. The Battle Ground High School drama club is pleased to present “Wonderland: Alice’s Rock and Roll Adventure.” Doors open to The Lair at Battle Ground High School at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and are available at the door (cash only). There will be sign language interpretation available for the show on Thursday, May 18. Runtime is about 90 minutes with a 12-minute intermission. For tickets online,

Bunco: 1 to  3 p.m. on Friday, May 19. Join the Battle Ground Senior Citizens group for bunco at the Battle Ground Senior Center at 116 NE Third Ave. in Battle Ground. For more information, email Sharon Wodtke at or call 360-953-3278.

Hazel Dell Parade of Bands: 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 20. The 57th annual Hazel Dell Parade of Bands will include 25 local bands, parade floats, classic cars and more. Several roads will be closed for the parade. Starting at 8 a.m., Hazel Dell Avenue will be closed from 78th to 99th streets. At 10 a.m., 63rd Street from Hazel Dell Avenue to Highway 99 will be closed, along with Highway 99 from 63rd Street to 79th Street. Highway 99 will reopen at 1 p.m. For more information, contact co-chairman Brad Lothspeich at 360-600-6355 or co-chairman Shelly Palmer at 360-608-0854. More information is available online at

Used Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 20. The Friends of the La Center Library are sponsoring a Pop-up Book Sale that will feature fiction, nonfiction and children’s books for sale. The prices are $1 for hardback and large paperback books and $.50 for small paperback books. The proceeds will benefit library programs for all ages. The sale is at the La Center Community Library located at 1411 NE Lockwood Creek Road, La Center. For more information, call Patty Somdalen at 360-263-3484 or text 360-798-7502.

Book and a movie: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, May 22. Join the Battle Ground Senior Citizens group for a book and a movie at the Battle Ground Senior Center at 116 NE Third Ave. in Battle Ground. This month’s book will be “The Woman Who Smashed the Code” by Jason Fagone. For more information, email Sharon Wodtke at or call 360-953-3278.

Lewis River Rotary Club Meeting: 5:45 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23. Join the Lewis River Rotary Club for its meeting. Visitors are welcome to attend. The meeting will take place at the Battle Ground Community Center at 912 E. Main St. For more information, contact Sue Coates by email at or call 360-798-5196.

Amboy Memorial Day Ceremony: 10 a.m. on Monday, May 29. The event is hosted by The American Legion Tum Tum Post 168 of Amboy and will feature full military honors and an after-ceremony lunch provided by the North County Lions. This is a patriotic, family-friendly event for any and all to come and participate in. The event will be located at Territorial Park in Amboy at 21400 NE 399th St.

Daughters of the Pioneers Meeting: 12:30 p.m. on June 1. Potluck starts at 12 p.m. They will have an officer installation. Member Pepper Toelle Kim will briefly discuss the “(Her)Story: Founders, Leaders, and Visionaries” exhibit about the 100-year anniversary of women’s suffrage in the U.S. Potluck will begin at noon in the brick room and the meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m.. The group regularly meets the first Thursday of most months at the Battle Ground Community Center. Call Pepper Kim, 360-901-0176.

La Center Spring Cleanup: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 3. The City of La Center will be hosting their spring cleanup and shred day at the La Center High School parking lot. They ask that no larger than a 20 gallon trash can be brought for shredding. Ammunition, asbestos, biological waste, business waste, containers over 5 gallon size, electric vehicle batteries, explosives, marine flares, medical sharps and smoke detectors will not be allowed. La Center High School is located at 725 NE Highland Road in La Center.

Vacation Bible School: 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, June 26 to Thursday, June 29. Join Bethel Lutheran Church for “Stellar VBS: Shine Jesus’ Light.” It will be held at the church, which is located at 12919 NE 159th St. in Brush Prairie. The Vacation Bible School will feature teamwork-building games, songs, Bible learning activities and more. It is open to pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students. For more information, call 360-892-4231.

Miss Teen competition: 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 15. The Miss Teen La Center Scholarship Program, which has been renamed to the Miss Teen La Center North County Scholarship Program, will hold its competition at La Center Middle School at 2001 NE Lockwood Creek Road. The program has expanded its competition to include Woodland, Battle Ground, Yacolt and Amboy. Contestants can contact Linda Tracy at for more information or an application packet.

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


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