Bunco: 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 20. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parade of Bands: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 21. Join the Hazel Dell community for the return of the Parade of Bands. The parade will feature dozens of high school marching bands from across the Pacific Northwest, along with floats and equestrian entries. The parade starts at the Clark County Fire District 6 station at 8800 NE Hazel Dell Ave., Vancouver. For more information, contact Brad Lothspeich at 360-600-6355 or email email@example.com.
Used book sale: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 21. Join the Friends of the La Center Community Library for a pop-up book sale that will feature fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books for sale. Hardbacks are $1 and pocketbooks are 50 cents. Proceeds will benefit library programs for all ages. The sale is located at 1411 NE Lockwood Creek Road, La Center. The sale may be canceled or postponed if rainy weather occurs. For more information, call Patty Somdalen at 360-263-3484 or text 360-798-7502.
Elks bingo: 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 21. 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.
Rejuvenating your lawn: Noon on Tuesday, May 24. Join WSU Extension Coordinator Gary Fredricks as he explains how to maintain a healthy lawn. To join, go to tinyurl.com/2p88bcer. Enter the meeting ID 7756056320 and password 12345. For more information, call Fredricks at 360-577-3014, ext. 3 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Battle Ground kindergarten enrollment: 5 to 5:45 p.m. (for last names starting with the letters A to M) and 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. (last names starting with the letters N to Z) on Tuesday, May 24 at Captain Strong Primary; from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25 at Maple Grove Primary and Tukes Valley Primary; from 5 to 5:45 p.m. (last names A-L) and 6 to 6:45 p.m. (last names M-Z) on Thursday, May 26 at Daybreak Primary; from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 26 at Pleasant Valley Primary; from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 26 at Yacolt Primary; and from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 26 at Glenwood Heights Primary. Any child who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31 is eligible to enroll. Parents are strongly encouraged to register beforehand. Parents must bring a copy of their child’s immunization record and birth certificate. Online enrollment is available at battlegroundps.org/enroll. Captain Strong Primary is located at 1002 NW Sixth Ave., Battle Ground; Maple Grove Primary is at 610 B SW Eaton Blvd., Battle Ground; Tukes Valley Primary is at 20601 NE 167th Ave., Battle Ground; Daybreak Primary is at 1900 NW 20th Ave., Battle Ground; Pleasant Valley Primary is at 14320 NE 50th Ave., Vancouver; Yacolt Primary is at 406 W. Yacolt Road, Yacolt; and Glenwood Heights Primary is at 9716 NE 134th St., Vancouver.
Introduction to vegetable gardening: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 28. Join the WSU Master Gardeners as they host a workshop on vegetable gardening, which includes site selection, soil preparation, crop selection, pest and disease management, irrigation, and more. The event is accessible to beginners and participants are expected to dress for the weather and bring water. It will be held in Hazel Dell. An exact location will be provided upon registration. Tickets are $10. They can be bought at tinyurl.com/28kj4n43. For more information, call Erika Johnson at 360-397-6060 ext. 5738, or email email@example.com.
Escaped ornamental weeds: Noon on Tuesday, May 31. Join WSU Master Gardener and Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Coordinator Jennifer Mendoza, who will talk about how to prevent plants from becoming noxious and escaping into the wild. To join, go to tinyurl.com/2p88bcer. Enter the meeting ID 7756056320 and password 12345. For more information, call Gary Fredricks at 360-577-3014, ext. 3 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hockinson Fun Days: 5:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 3, and 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. Join the Hockinson community for the Fun Days festival. On June 3, there will be bingo from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and live performances from the Hockinson High School theater company from 8 to 10 p.m. at the high school. On June 4, Fire District 3 will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11:30 a.m., there will be a marketplace bazaar at the Hockinson Community Center from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., a parade from noon to 1 p.m., and a carnival from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. at the community center’s upper parking lot. There will also be a cruise-in and live music at Elim Church Lawn from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hockinson High School is located at 16819 NE 159th St., Brush Prairie; Fire District 3 is at 17718 NE 159th St., Brush Prairie; Hockinson Community Center is at 15916 NE 182nd Ave., Brush Prairie; and Elim Church is at 15815 NE 182nd Ave., Brush Prairie. A shuttle bus will go back and forth from Hockinson High School and Hockinson Middle School from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on June 4. For more information, call Julie Atchley at 360-241-5301.
Our Days Steamboat Festival: Saturday, July 9 for citywide garage sales; 7:30 a.m. on July 29 for parade, 8 a.m. for car show; and 10 a.m. for everything else on Saturday, July 30 for the festival. Join the La Center community for its Our Days Steamboat Festival, which will feature a parade and movies, as well as a festival the following day which includes a car show, bingo, beer gardens, and barbecue. 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 Ramco at 503-860-5973 or email email@example.com.
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 the new La Center Middle School, 2001 NE Lockwood Creek Road, La Center. For more information, contact Linda Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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