Community calendar, Oct. 25 edition


Game Day: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25,  Battle Ground Senior Center, 116 N.E. Third Ave. Join the Battle Ground Senior Citizens group for a game day event at Battle Ground Senior Center. For more information, contact Sharon Wodtke at 360-953-3278 or by emailing

Howl-o-ween Pooch Parade and Pet Costume Contest: 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St. Battle Ground Parks and Recreation is hosting its second annual Pooch Parade and Pet Costume Contest, featuring pets and costumes.

Fall Bazaar and Craft Show: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, Saturday, Oct. 28, North Clark County Historical Museum, 21416 N.E. 399th St., Amboy. Vendors will offer hand-crafted items such as signs, jewelry, potholders and much more. The museum will also be open during the event. There will be a quilt raffle with tickets available for $1 each. For more information, contact 360-247-5800, or email

Ridgefield High School theatre presents Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”: Showings: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m. Friday Nov. 3, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door on performance days and can be purchased in advance online at

I Paw’d it Forward Haunted Maze and Raffle: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, The Rusty Barn Estates, 1402 S.W. 20th Ave., in Battle Ground. Proceeds benefit I Paw’d it Forward, a non-profit animal rescue organization whose mission is to make sure no animals are left behind.

Bethel Bazaar: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 12919 N.E. 159th St., Saturday, Oct. 28, Brush Prairie. Bethel Lutheran Church is hosting a bazaar featuring hand-crafted goods from local vendors, a quilt raffle and free coffee and cookies. Go to for more information.

Pop-up children’s museum: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, Artillery Barracks at Fort Vancouver, 600 Hatheway Road in Vancouver. The Historic Trust will host its free pumpkin party. The event features a morning of play and exploration with the Columbia Play Project. Activities include hands-on experiences, mini-pumpkin launching and glow-in-the-dark giveaways. Costumes are encouraged.

Clark Public Utilities StreamTeam tree planting: 9 a.m. registration, Saturday, Oct. 28, location and details upon pre-registration. Help restore critical habitat with the StreamTeam as they celebrate their hard-working volunteers on national Make a Difference Day. The event will include on-site training and all tools and trees will be provided. Volunteers are encouraged to dress for the weather and bring reusable water bottles and mugs. There is no cost to participate, but registration is required. Visit for information and registration links.

College and career fair: 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30, Prairie High School commons, 11311 NE 119th St. in Vancouver. Students and families from all schools and districts are invited to attend Battle Ground Public Schools College and Career Fair. This event is free and open to the public.

Halloween Fright Night: 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31, Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St. Battle Ground Parks and Recreation is hosting the free, family-friendly event, which will feature Halloween themed games, prizes, a trunk-or-treat and candy.

Master Gardener online workshop: 12 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. The online workshop will focus on how to plant, grow and harvest popular herbs along with preserving, storing and using the herbs hosted by WSU Master Gardener Carolyn Winchell. Workshop attendees will need a ZOOM account, to join the meeting, visit Meeting ID: 775 605 6320 Password: 12345 Phone Call: +1 253 215 8782, 775 605 6320#

Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington Chapter #19 Meeting: 12 p.m. lunch social, 12:30 p.m. meeting start time, Thursday, Nov. 2, Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main Street. Brad Richardson, executive director of the Clark County Historical Museum, will discuss development and advocacy guidelines for historical preservation. For more information, call Pepper Kim, 360-901-0176.

Holiday Bazaar: 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St. The Battle Ground Community Center is bringing together local crafters and artisans in the second annual holiday bazaar. It will feature over 45 vendors from throughout the area. Admission is free. Go to for more details. 

Ladybug Bazaar: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4, Battle Ground High School gym, 300 W. Main Street. GFWC-Battle Ground will be sponsoring the event with proceeds benefiting community service projects.

Christmas Bazaar: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4, Word of Grace Bible Church, 1317 NW 12th Ave., Battle Ground. Word of Grace Bible Church will be holding the third annual Christmas Bazaar with all handmade items and raffle items.

Coffee with the Chief: 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 6, Founder’s Mercantile and Coffee, 317 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.

Holiday Craft Night — Holiday Gnome Project: 6 p.m. Nov. 10, Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St. People ages 16 and over are invited to create holiday gnomes. The Parks and Recreation staff has taken care of all the details, including designing the craft and gathering supplies, and they will be on hand to provide guided instruction to the crafters. Pre-registration is required. It costs $25 for a gnome kit. Reserve a spot at

Clark County Republican Women Salute to Veterans: 5:30 p.m. social hour, 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St. The program will feature Brig. Gen. Donna Prigmore Ret., Col. Jeff Yeates, Chief Warrant Officer Joe Kent Ret. and the Young Marines Color Guard. Dinner and drinks will be served. Advanced registration is required, clarkcountyrepub

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.

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.

Bliss Yoga: 9 to 10:15 a.m. on Tuesdays and from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays at the BG Holistic Hub and Apothecary, 314 N.E. First Ave., suite 101, in Battle Ground; 6 to 7:15 p.m. on Mondays and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Fridays at 7614 N.E. 279th St. in Battle Ground. Classes include gentle poses, meditation and relaxation. Classes help increase strength, balance and flexibility. All levels are welcome. Call 360-903-8912 to register or pop in.

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

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.