Community Calendar for the week of Sept. 15


Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington meeting: 11:30 a.m. potluck lunch, 1 p.m. meeting, Thursday, Sept. 16 at the Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St. The Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington, Ft. Vancouver Chapter #19 will hold its regular meeting. Chapter President Jayne McCarley will discuss researching family through DNA. Attendees are asked to bring a salad or dessert if they participate in the potluck. For more information, contact Pepper Kim at 360-901-0176.

Furry Friends auction: Wednesday through Saturday, Sept. 15-18 online. For the nonprofit’s 13th annual online auction, those interested can bid on items, like a beach getaway valued at $1,050 or a hand-carved white jade cabbage valued at $500. All funds collected go directly to the cats and kittens at the Furry Friends no-kill, animal shelter. To view the full list of auction items beforehand, go online to

Bunco: 1 to 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17 at the Battle Ground Senior Center, 116 NE Third Ave., Battle Ground.

Museum Day: Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Clark County Historical Museum, 1511 Main St., Vancouver. This event, hosted by Smithsonian magazine, allows for anyone with a Museum Day ticket to gain free entry into participating museums and cultural institutions across the country. Find out more information at

Mental health first aid: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18 at La Center Evangelical Church, 111 E. 5th St., La Center. Trainer Curtis Miller, in collaboration with La Center United, will provide young adults mental health and suicide prevention training through the Youth Mental Health First Aid USA program. The free training lasts about eight hours. It will address unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health issues in adolescents. Lunch will be provided. Contact lacen with any allergies or dietary concerns. Those interested can sign up for the workshop at

Ridgefield High School reunion: 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Tri-Mountain Golf Course, 1701 NW 299th St., Ridgefield. The Ridgefield class of 1980 and class of 1981 will hold its 40th class reunion. Contact or 206-713-0847 for questions or more details.

Senior center craft day: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 20 at the Battle Ground Senior Center, 116 NE Third Ave., Battle Ground.

Anniversary celebration of Amboy church: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Amboy United Brethren Church building, 21416 NE 399th St., Amboy. North Clark Historical Museum will celebrate the 111th anniversary of the church with an open house, tours, exhibits, and a short program at 2 p.m. There will also be outdoor activities, pie and ice cream. Quilt raffle tickets for the “Prairie Sampler” quilt made by the Chelatchie Quilters will be available and a reprint of the mid-century UB Ladies Aide Cookbook will be available for purchase. This is the museum’s annual fundraiser. Masks will be required inside the building. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. For more information, call 360-247-5800 or email

Perennial, bulb and seed swap: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Wildlife Botanical Gardens, 11000 NE 149th St., Brush Prairie. The fifth annual event hosted by NatureScaping and WSU Extension Clark County Master Gardeners encourages participants to gather excess potted plants, as well as extra seeds and bulbs to bring to the event. Perennials and bulbs should be potted or be in sturdy plastic bags, and fresh collected seeds need to be in individual envelopes or in baggies organized by variety. Viable store bought seed packets are also welcome. People should label items as best as possible with the botanical or common name, size, bloom time, plant height and information including whether the plants like sun or shade, or wet or dry climates. All plants should be well watered and pest free. Invasive plants are not allowed. Participants should bring cardboard boxes, flats or grocery bags to take plants home. For more information, email or call 360-737-1160.