Community calendar, Oct. 20 edition

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Pumpkin Lane at Pomeroy Farm: Every weekend in October at Pomeroy Farm, 20902 NE Lucia Falls Road, Yacolt. Take a trip down Pumpkin Lane to see pumpkin people vignettes, visit the farm animals and pick pumpkins.

Worm bin composting webinar: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20. Learn how to construct and maintain a worm bin that will turn kitchen trimmings into nutrient-rich fertilizer. Participants will be eligible to receive a worm bin, although supplies are limited. Pre-registration is required online at clark countycomposts.org/current-offerings.

Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington Chapter meeting: 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21. Come see member Chris Lasley share the story of Abigail Scott Duniway (1834-1915), detailing her 1852 Oregon Trail journey and her life as an advocate for women’s voting rights. The group regularly meets the third Thursday of most months at the Battle Ground Community Center. You can bring your own lunch for the casual visiting time before the meeting officially starts at 1 p.m. For more information, call Pepper Kim at 360-901-0176.

Council for the Homeless Annual Luncheon: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21. The Council for the Homeless will host a virtual “Making Home Possible” luncheon, where the council aims to change the trend of homelessness for veterans and others who have been homeless for extended periods in Clark County. It will talk about the Built for Zero initiative, which has gotten homeless people into stable and permanent housing, and is hosted by keynote speaker Shantae Smith. Attendees can pre-register online at councilforthehomeless.org/luncheon. The event is free.

Quiltfest Northwest: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22 and Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Clark County Event Center, 17402 NE Delfel Road, Ridgefield. The 46th annual quilt show, titled “Reflections,” will feature 300 quilts created by members of the Clark County Quilters. The event will also feature special exhibits, challenge quilts, vendors, a fashion show and more. This year’s featured quilter is Mary Arnold. She will teach a six-hour workshop on “Beginning Machine Quilting” on Oct. 22.  To register, go online to quiltfestnw.org. Enrollment will be limited to allow for social distancing. Masks are required. Admission is $8 a day or $15 for a three-day pass. Children under 12 can get in for free. Parking costs $8.

Backyard Fruit Trees Presentation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21. Learn how to grow your own fruit trees in your backyard, including what kinds of trees are easier to maintain west of the Cascades, what diseases and pests affect them, and how much time and effort is required to grow effective crops. It will be presented for free by Clark County Master Gardener Karen Palmer. Register online at wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvdO qhqTIuGtPTxlizMFtwPv_xvpI7dE6Y

StreamTeam’s MADD 2021 Celebration Raffle: Saturday, Oct. 23. Come join the Clark Public Utilities StreamTeam to celebrate Make a Difference Day (MADD), which is a national day of community service. Volunteers will have an opportunity to clean up and preserve the environment with 20 challenges people can take part in. If you complete an activity and tag @clarkpud in the photo on Instagram or Facebook and use the #MADD2021 hashtag, or email the photos to StreamTeam@clarkpud.com, you’ll be entered into a raffle to win special prizes. The list of self-led activities and more information can be found at StreamTeam.net.

Drug take back event: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Battle Ground Police Department, 507 SW First St. Bring any prescription or over-the-counter medication for safe and free disposal.

Elks bingo: 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Battle Ground Elks Chapter No. 2589 Lodge, 907 SE Grace Ave., Battle Ground. The event is open to Elks members and guests.

Lasagna garden composting webinar: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27. Learn how to grow, build and plant a raised bed garden from free, easily obtainable urban waste. No tilling or turning required. Pre-registration is required online at clark countycomposts.org/current-offerings.

Downtown Trick-or-Treating: 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29 in downtown Woodland.

Halloween Fright Night: 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29 at the Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St., Battle Ground. Join the fun at the annual free family friendly community event with games, prizes, candy, tricks and treats. To volunteer at the event, call 360-342-5385.

BG Festivals Trick-or-Treat Trail: 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29, starting at Wilco, 815 W. Main St. in Battle Ground. There will then be a trail traveling east on Main Street, ending at the Community Center, where the city of Battle Ground will host some more Halloween fun. Businesses along the trail with a pumpkin in their window will be handing out treats. Businesses that are not along the trail can participate by putting a canopy, table and candy in designated spaces near Wilco for free. Email battle groundfestivals@gmail.com to participate, or for more information.

Green cleaning webinar: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3. Learn how to make three versatile and environmentally friendly household cleaners. Participants will be eligible to receive a green cleaning kit, although supplies are limited. Pre-registration is required online at clark countycomposts.org/current-offerings.

Recycling done right webinar: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10. Become an expert recycler. Learn what items can go in blue recycling carts and what should stay out. Pre-registration is required online at clark countycomposts.org/current-offerings.

Prevent food waste webinar: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17. Learn tips for preventing and reducing food spoilage and waste. Pre-registration is required online at clark countycomposts.org/current-offerings.

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