Community Calendar, Nov. 16 edition

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Teen mental fitness: 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Join Prairie High School as they hold a teen mental fitness parent education and resource night, which will feature discussions on how to support teens who suffer from depression, anxiety and substance use disorders. Refreshments and child care will be provided. Prairie High School is located at 11311 NE 119th St., Vancouver. For more information, email richter.amanda@battlegroundps.org, jennifer.kirby@cityofbg.org or brown.chris@battlegroundps.org. 

Dangers of fentanyl: 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Join the Ridgefield community as the Clark County Sheriff’s Office presents information on the dangers of fentanyl. It will be held at the performing arts center at Ridgefield High School, 2630 S. Hillhurst Road. For more information, contact Joe Vajgrt at joe.vajgrt@ridgefieldsd.org. 

Bunco: 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18. Join the Battle Ground seniors for a game of bunco. The event costs $5. 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. 

Holiday craft night: 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18. Join the Battle Ground Parks and Recreation Department to make wreaths. Supplies and instructions will be provided. Pre-registration is required and wreaths will cost $25 each. It will be held at the Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St., Battle Ground. To pre-register, call 360-342-5380. 

Holiday gift sale: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. Join the Friends of Woodland Community Library as they hold a holiday gift sale, which includes used books, knitted and quilted items, Dickens Village pieces, gift baskets, model cars and trains, Christmas decorations and other decor items. Sales will help fund the Woodland Community Library and support a future library. The sale will be at the VFW Hall, 434 Davidson Ave., Woodland. For more information, call 360-225-2294. 

Craft day: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21. Join the Battle Ground seniors for an afternoon of arts and crafts. 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. 

Holiday tree lighting celebration: 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2. Join the Battle Ground community as they celebrate during the annual tree lighting celebration at the Battle Ground Community Center. There will be live music and caroling with the Battle Ground High School choir. Santa Claus will make a grand entrance on a Fire District 3 engine. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also greet children at the center. There will be holiday cookies and hot cocoa as well. Admission is free. The Battle Ground Community Center is located at 912 E. Main St., Battle Ground. For more information, call 360-342-5380. 

Holiday party and auction: 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2. Join ilani for the Southwest Washington Contractors Association’s “Old Hollywood” holiday party and auction. Scholarships will be awarded and fundraising will take place for the SWCA’s construction career program. ilani is located at 1 Cowlitz Way, Ridgefield. For more information, go to swca.org/featured-events-list or contact Christine Miller at 360-694-7922. 

Winter market: 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. Join the Ridgefield Church of the Nazarene for its winter market, which will feature vendors, food carts, a photo booth and a gift basket raffle. It will be held at 747 Pioneer St., Ridgefield. For more information, contact Maria Swinger-Inskeep at swingerkeep@hotmail.com. 



Battle of Lights: Saturday, Dec. 3 to Wednesday, Dec. 21. Join the Battle Ground community for the annual Battle of Lights as residents decorate their homes for the holiday season. A prize will be awarded for the best decorated home. Houses will be judged on creative use of lights, unique design, outstanding story and theme, and presentation. The event is free to participate in. Registration will run through Dec. 1. Winners will be announced on Dec. 22. For more information, contact Alisha Smith at alisha.smith@cityofbg.org or call 360-342-5004. 

La Center Christmas celebration: 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4. Join the city of La Center as they hold a tree lighting ceremony and other festivities, like a coloring contest sponsored by the Lions Club. The event will be held near city hall at 210 E. Fourth St., La Center. For more information, contact Maria Swinger-Inskeep at 360-263-8663 or mswingerinskeep@ci.lacenter.wa.us. 

Holiday party: Doors open at 11 a.m., lunch served at noon on Monday, Dec. 12. Join the Battle Ground Senior Citizens as they host its second annual holiday party, where Santa will appear. Donations are suggested but not required. It will be 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. 

Chair based yoga: 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14. Join the Battle Ground Senior Citizens as they host chair based yoga. It will be held at the Battle Ground Senior Center, 116 NE Third Ave., Battle Ground. The event is held every other month.  For more information, call Sharon Wodtke at 360-953-3278 or email swodtke@comcast.net. 

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 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83132948019?pwd=RW1IZ2xDcTFCdllXZWkwNTgzK0htdz09. 

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 fran.olinger@gmail.com. Learn more online at   blisstotaltherapy.com. 

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 egtm.org. 

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