Community Calendar, May 4 edition

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Historical speaker series: Doors open at 6 p.m., event starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5. Join the Clark County Historical Museum for its 2022 speaker series as they welcome Jim Pestillo, who will present “From Water Wagons to Private Development: A History of Vancouver Water System.” The presentation will explore the history of Vancouver’s water system and how it has evolved. It will be held at the Historic Covington House, 4201 Main St., Vancouver. For more information, call 360-993-5679 or email outreach@cchmuseum.org. 

Live music: Doors open at 6:45 p.m., showtime at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. The Old Liberty Theater will host Claude Bourbon, who is a renowned guitarist from the United Kingdom who blends jazz, Spanish, Latin, and gypsy styles. Admission is $24. Tickets can be purchased online at oldlibertytheater.com/buytickets/claude-bourbon-blues-guitarist. The Old Liberty Theater is located at 115 N. Main Ave., Ridgefield. The event is part of Ridgefield First Saturdays. For more information, call 360-887-7260. 

Ridgefield Spring Festival: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. Join the Ridgefield community for its annual spring festival during its First Saturdays event. There will be a variety of vendors, a craft station, an art show from the Ridgefield Art Association, live music from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. from Kit Garoutte, a Maypole dance at 11:30 a.m., and cake pops at noon. The event will take place at Overlook Park, 113-131 S. Main Ave., Ridgefield. For more information, call 360-887-3557. 

Shred day: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. The Battle Ground Lions Club will host a free shredding day at the Albertson’s parking lot, which allows participants to shred up to four grocery bags of documents. Donations will also be accepted to benefit the Lions Club. The Lions Club partnered with Dan’s Tractor and Keller Williams-Gabbert Group LLC for the event. Albertson’s is located at 2108 W. Main St., Battle Ground. 

Battle Ground senior luncheon: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, May 9. Join the Battle Ground seniors for their monthly luncheon. Lunch will be provided by Taco Bell. Thomas Opdahl of Opdahl Chiropractic will be the quarterly speaker. The event is held at the Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St., Battle Ground. For more information, call Sharon Wodtke at 360-953-3278 or email swodtke@comcast.net. 

Mad Hatter’s: 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 13. Join the Battle Ground seniors for Mad Hatter’s at Red Robin, 1112 SW Scotton Way, Battle Ground. For more information, call Sharon Wodtke at 360-953-3278 or email swodtke@comcast.net. 

Peace Pole Dedication: 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 14. Join the Lewis River Rotary Club as they plant a peace pole dedicated to the new roses they transplanted honoring the Citizen of the Year in Battle Ground Central Park. Battle Ground Central Park is located at 414 E. Main St., Battle Ground. For more information, contact Linda Allen at 360-607-4920.

Elks Bingo: 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. Join the Battle Ground Elks Lodge No. 2589 for a game of bingo. Members and guests are welcome. Battle Ground Elks Lodge No. 2589 is located at 907 SE Grace Ave., Battle Ground. For more information, call Mel Sanders at 360-687-1230. 

Ridgefield High School Golden Grads Social: 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 15. The Ridgefield High School classes of 1967, 1969 and 1970 will host a Sunday social, which raises funds for scholarships for the class of 2022. Hors d’oeuvres, desserts, coffee and water will be provided. Those who want soda must bring their own. Registration is $20, which will cover food and other expenses. For more information and to acquire the registration form, call Jim Rinta at 360-901-9739 or email jrinta@gmail.com, or call Anita Temme at 360-607-7987 or email anita.temme@hotmail.com. The event will be held at the Ridgefield High School Commons, 2630 S. Hillhurst Road, Ridgefield. 

Craft day: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, May 16. Join the Battle Ground seniors for an afternoon of arts and crafts with terracotta flower pots. 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. 

Ridgefield kindergarten enrollment: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17 at Union Ridge Elementary School and South Ridge Elementary School, and from 5 to 6 p.m. at Wisdom Ridge Academy (for all grade levels K-12). Any child who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 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 as well. Online enrollment is available at ridgefieldsd.org/page/boundaries-enrollment-transfers. Parents can find out which school their child will go to at gis.clark.wa.gov/gishome/property/index.cfm. Union Ridge Elementary is located at 330 N. Fifth Ave., South Ridge Elementary is at 502 NW 199th St., and Wisdom Ridge is at 5645 S. 11th St., suite A101. 

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 ​​swodtke@comcast.net. 

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, call Brad Lothspeich at 360-600-6355 or email Brad.Lothspeich@ccfd6.org. 

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. Battle Ground Elks Lodge No. 2589 is located at 907 SE Grace Ave., Battle Ground. For more information, call Mel Sanders at 360-687-1230. 

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