Community Calendar, Sept. 14 edition

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Creative cardmaking class: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14. Join senior citizens from Battle Ground as they make homemade greeting cards. A donation of $5 is suggested, but not required. It will be held at the Battle Ground Senior Center, 116 NE Third Ave. For more information, call Sharon Wodtke at 360-953-3278 or email swodtke@comcast.net.

Bunco: 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16. 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.

South Pawcific fundraiser: 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17. Join Furry Friends at the organization’s 14th annual auction, which will benefit the organization and assist with medical needs for cats. It will be held at the Heathman Lodge, 7801 NE Greenwood Drive, Vancouver. Information for the event can be found online at event.auctria.com/e2e28386-7fef-4503-a983-6231139ab5eb.

Lasagna gardening workshop: 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 17. Join the Clark County Composter Recycler program as Pete DuBois demonstrates how to create a lasagna raised garden bed from scratch with organic materials. It will be held at the Wildlife Botanical Gardens, 11104 NE 149th St., Brush Prairie. The class is free for members and is $15 for non-members. To register, email info@naturescaping.org or marlene52ns@gmails.com or call 360-737-1160.

Bethel Lutheran Church: 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18. Join Bethel Lutheran Church as Pastor Lynne Ogren shares the story of her journey through the Holy Land in Israel. The event is free but a free-will offering will be collected to support the Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp. Child care is available for children under 5. To secure child care, parents must call 360-892-4231 to reserve a spot in the nursery. The event is open to the public. The church is located at 12919 NE 159th St., Brush Prairie. For more information, call 360-892-4231 or email blcpastor@bethelbrushprairie.org.

Craft day: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19. 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.

Putting your garden to bed: Noon on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Join WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller as he teaches people how to put a garden to bed in the fall to reduce work next year and to ensure successful crops. To join, go to wsu.zoom.us/j/7756056320. Enter the meeting ID 7756056320 and password 12345. For more information, call Gary Fredricks at 360-577-3014, ext. 3 or email garyf@wsu.edu.

Lewis River Rotary: 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Join the Lewis River Rotary Club as they host retired United Airlines 747 pilot Phyllis Cleveland, who will present the program “9/11 Over the Pacific.” It will be held at the Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St., Battle Ground. For more information, email suecoates5@gmail.com or call 360-798-5196.

Bingo: 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24. Join Battle Ground Elks Lodge No. 2589 for a game of bingo. All members and guests are welcome. It will be held at the Battle Ground Elks Lodge, 907 SE Grace Ave., Battle Ground. For more information, call Mel Sanders at 360-687-1230.

Southwest Washington Model Railroaders: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24. Join the Southwest Washington Model Railroaders as they celebrate their 50th year. There will be over 100 tables of railroad items, including models and memorabilia. It will be held at the Battle Ground High School gymnasium, 300 W. Main St., Battle Ground. It will be $10 for adults who come at 9 a.m., $5 for adults at 9:30 a.m., $3 for students, and free for children 6 years or under with an adult. COVID-19 precautions will be recognized. For more information, contact Larry Sprenkel at 360-619-8899 or email larry.sprenkel@gmail.com.

Comedy night: Doors open at 6:45 p.m., event begins at 7:30 p.m on Saturday, Sept. 24. Join the Ridgefield community as the Old Liberty Theater hosts Tyler Boeh, Katie Nguyen and Seth Allen for a night of comedy. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at oldlibertytheater.com. The Old Liberty Theater is located at 115 N. Main Ave., Ridgefield.

Controlling moles: Noon on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Join WSU Master Gardener Bryan Iverson as he talks about techniques to get rid of moles in the garden. To join, go to wsu.zoom.us/j/7756056320. Enter the meeting ID 7756056320 and password 12345. For more information, call Gary Fredricks at 360-577-3014, ext. 3 or email garyf@wsu.edu.



Gonzalo Bergara Quartet: Doors open at 6:45 p.m., event begins at 7:30 p.m on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Join the Ridgefield community as the Old Liberty Theater holds a concert for the Gonzalo Bergara Quartet, which recreates music from the 1930s. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at oldlibertytheater.com. The Old Liberty Theater is located at 115 N. Main Ave., Ridgefield.

Perennial, bulb and seed swap: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. Join Clark County Master Gardeners as they hold their sixth annual perennial, bulb and seed swap, which includes a plant sale and variety of seeds to choose from. Those who bring items to trade are expected to label their items clearly. Plants should also be well watered and pest free. It will be held at the Wildlife Botanical Gardens, 11104 NE 149th St., Brush Prairie. For more information, email marlene52ns@gmail.com or call 360-737-1160.

QuiltFest Northwest: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 through Saturday, Oct. 22. Join Clark County Quilters for the 47th annual Regional Quilt and Fiber Arts Show. It will have a “Sunshine & Roses” themed show which will feature over 300 quilts along with special exhibits and events, challenge quilts, a vendor mall, the “Diana” Cherrywood traveling exhibit, the Fort Vancouver Tapestry, and more. It will cost $8 per day or $15 for a three-day pass. Tickets for children under 12 are free and parking is $6 with cash or card. The event will be held at the Clark County Event Center, 17402 Delfel Road, Ridgefield. For more information, go online to quiltfestnw.org.

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

Bliss Yoga (Lewisville): 6 to 7:15 p.m. on Wednesdays, 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 blissyogafran.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.

Battle Ground Rotary Club meeting: 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday at 715 E. Main St. in Battle Ground.

Take off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS): 11:30 a.m. every Thursday at the Battle Ground Elks Lodge, 907 SE Grace Ave., Battle Ground. The meeting starts with a weigh-in. If you want to lose weight sensibly, TOPS has you covered. For more information, call Donna Brown at 562-355-0950.

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 are held at 17901 NE 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 easygoing yoga, Wednesday is body weight exercises, Thursday is balance and flexibility, and Friday is a mixer of favorite exercises of the week. To find classes, visit facebook.com/silverandfit. For more information, call 877-427-4788 or email silverandfitonfacebook@ashn.com.

HOPE Dementia Support Group: 6 to 8 p.m. every Monday. Join HOPE in a support group for individuals caring for people with all types of dementia. The event will be hosted in person at Mallard Landing, 813 SE Clark Ave., Battle Ground, and through Zoom. To get the Zoom link, call 360-513-5754 or email alwayshopeinfo@gmail.org.

Virtual Professional Connections weekly meeting: 11:45 a.m. every Monday. Come meet like-minded professionals and network with others in your field. To join, go to zoom.com, click on join a meeting, enter meeting ID 8092456202, and enter password 311397, if applicable. For more information, call 503-348-5330.

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