Community calendar, Nov. 15, 2023 edition


Going from WE to ME: noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, Battle Ground Senior Center, 116 N.E. Third Ave. Join the Battle Ground Senior Citizens group for a special presentation. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Sharon Wodtke at 360-953-3278 or by emailing

TOPS open house: 10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16, Battle Ground Mobile Estates, Community Office Building, 300 SW Seventh Ave. Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) is hosting an open house. The organization has been helping people lose weight sensibly since 1948. Members meet weekly for a private weigh-in and meeting after. People can also attend meetings, same time, to see what TOPS is about. Contact chapter leader Lori, 360-601-2236, for more information.

Free Holiday Eating Nutrition Support: 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 18, Studio 312, 312 NE First Ave. Suite 101, Battle Ground. Studio 312 is hosting a free holiday eating nutrition support class where people can learn to balance favorite holiday foods in a way that does not sacrifice their health or weight. Pre-register at Contact Brooke Seiber,, for more information.

Music Theater International’s Urinetown: The Musical: Friday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, Prairie High School, 11311 NE 119th St., Brush Prairie. The Prairie High School theater department is presenting this satire on modern times. Go to for ticket information. The 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 showing will feature American Sign Language interpretation.

Fargher Lake Grange Bazaar: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, Fargher Lake Grange, 37813 NE Wiehl Road, La Center. The bazaar will feature local vendors. For more information, contact Vickie Gilmour, 360-263-3509.

NatureScaping class on Mason bees: 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, CASEE Center, Building B, Room 205, 11104 NE 149th St., Brush Prairie. The class will focus on native Mason bees and how to attract and maintain the pollinators, hosted by Brigg Franklin, master composter/recycler and Mason beekeeper. Fees are $15 for non-members, Naturescaping members free. To register for classes, or for more information, email or

Ridgefield Lions tree lot: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 24, Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex, 3101 S. Hillhurst Road, Ridgefield. The Christmas tree lot hosted by the Ridgefield Lions Club will be open until all trees are sold. Trees include Douglas, grand and noble firs. Other supplies include plain and decorated wreaths, garland and swag.

2023 Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration: 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St. The City of Battle Ground will kick off the holiday season at its 34th annual holiday tree lighting. The event is free. After the lighting the Fire District 3 Engine and Battle Ground Police Department will escort Santa and Mrs. Claus into the Community Center to greet children. There will be holiday music and cookies and hot cocoa donated by Summit View Church.

La Center Christmas Festival: Friday, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Dec. 3, La Center. Events include a Santa Stride 5K run/walk; tree-lighting ceremony, gingerbread contest, coloring contest, pictures with Santa, band and choirs. Go to to see the entire list of activities.

Coffee with the Chief: 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 4, Dev’s Coffee Bar Battle Ground, 316 E. Main St., Battle Ground. People can meet with Fire District 3 Chief Scott Sorenson. He specifically wishes to hear from residents why they did not did not approve a fire levy lid lift in the August election.

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

HOPE Dementia support group meetings: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. every Thursday in the hall at St. Philip Catholic Church at 430 Bozarth Ave. in Woodland. For more information, contact Sharon Redd by emailing

Battle Ground Lions Club: 7 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday of the month at Old Town Burger and Breakfast, 813 W. Main St., Battle Ground. Join the Battle Ground Lions Club for fun and volunteer opportunities.

Ridgefield Lions Club: Breakfast meeting — 6:45 to 8 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Rosauers Supermarket Coffee Shop, 101 S. 47th Ave., Ridgefield. Business meeting — 6:30 to 8 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Ridgefield Administrative and Civic Center, 510 Pioneer St., Ridgefield. Go to for more information.

Toastmaster meetings: 7 p.m. every Tuesday online. Toastmasters hold 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 log in 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): 10:45 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 private weigh-in. For more information or for directions, call Lori at 360-601-2236.

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 take place at 17901 N.E. 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 easy-going yoga, Wednesday is body-weight exercises, Thursday is balance and flexibility, and Friday is a mix of favorite exercises of the week. To find classes, visit For more information, call 877-427-4788, or email

Virtual Professional Connections weekly meeting: 11:45 a.m. every Monday. Meet like-minded professionals and network with others in similar career fields. 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.