Community Calendar, March 15 edition


Property tax exemption event: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 17. Join property tax exemption specialists from the Clark County Assessor’s Office to get more information and enroll in the county’s property tax relief program. The event will be held at La Center City Hall at 210 E. Fourth St. To schedule an appointment at the event, call 564-397-2391 or email Walk-ins also are welcome. Homeowners should bring their photo ID, a federal tax return, W-2 and/or 1099, and any deduction documentation. 

Bunco: 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 17. Join the Battle Ground Senior Citizens group for bunco at the Battle Ground Senior Center at 116 NE Third Ave., Battle Ground. The cost to participate is $5. For more information, email Sharon Wodtke at or call 360-953-3278.

Attracting birds and watershed health: 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 18. NatureScaping Wildlife Botanical Gardens will host a presentation on attracting birds and watershed health. Antonya Pickard, with the Backyard Habitat Certification Program, will discuss how to build habitat areas, hedgerows, rain gardens and various birds. It will take place at the CASEE Center, Building B, Room 205 at 11104 NE 149th St. in Brush Prairie. NatureScaping members can attend for free. The cost for non-members is $15. A yearlong membership is $25 or $15 for seniors. To register for the class or for more information, email or, or call 360-737-1160.

Craft day: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, March 20. Join the Battle Ground Senior Citizens group for craft day at the Battle Ground Senior Center, 116 NE Third Ave., Battle Ground. For more information, email Sharon Wodtke at or call 360-953-3278.

Kiwanis Club meeting: 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 23. Join the Kiwanis Club for its meeting at the Kiwanis Park building at 400 SE Second Ave., Battle Ground. It will feature a potluck dinner and dessert. The club meets on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at the Kiwanis Park building.

Woodland Way 5K: 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 25. Join the Woodland Middle School’s running club as students put on a 5K open to the community. The run will start at Woodland Middle School’s gymnasium at 755 Park St., Woodland. Registration costs $15 for adults, $10 for children and is free for children under the age of 5. A family pass is available for $50. Registration includes snacks and raffle entries. All proceeds benefit the running club. To register, go online to

Book and a movie: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, March 27. Join the Battle Ground Senior Citizens group for a book and a movie at the Battle Ground Senior Center, 116 NE Third Ave., Battle Ground. For more information, email Sharon Wodtke at or call 360-953-3278.

Career fair: 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday, March 30. Woodland Public Schools and the Port of Woodland will host a CareerReady Woodland career fair. Local employers will be able to speak with students at Woodland High School. Businesses are invited to send representatives at no cost to attend the event. Any business interested in attending can contact Deborah Wornick at the Port of Woodland at 360-225-6555 or by email at Wornick will register the business and provide additional details.

La Center kindergarten registration: Kindergarten registration in La Center for the upcoming school year will open April 10. Children must turn 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, to enter kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year. Registration is available online at or at the elementary office between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Parents and guardians must bring their child’s immunization record and a copy of their legal birth certificate. People are asked to register their children as early as possible. La Center Elementary School will also host Kindy Cub Nights for incoming students. They will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. on April 20 and May 18. Either night can be attended.  Students and parents will work on activities that will prepare students for school.

Lilac Days: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily from Saturday, April 22 through Sunday, May 14. The Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens will host Lilac Days in Woodland. The theme this year is “hats from the past” and collections will be on display in the new barn museum and in the historic house. The Klager house will also reopen this year. Guests can sign up at the gardens for tours of the house from 1 to 4 p.m. Photos and memorabilia of Hulda Klager and her family will be on display at the barn museum. There will be a quilt raffle fundraiser as well. The annual plant sale features lilacs and the gift shop will have lilac-themed items available. Admission to Lilac Days is $5 for adults. Children 12 and under can enter for free. The Lilac Gardens are located at 115 S. Pekin Road in Woodland.

Creative cardmaking class: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10. Join the Battle Ground Senior Citizen group for a creative cardmaking class at the Battle Ground Senior Center, 116 NE Third Ave., Battle Ground. The event is held every other month. For more information, email Sharon Wodtke at or call 360-953-3278.

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. 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 Learn more online at

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

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 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Thursday at the mobile home park at 300 SW Seventh Ave. in Battle Ground.  The meeting starts with a weigh-in. If you want to lose weight sensibly, TOPS has you covered. For more information or for directions, 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 For more information, call 877-427-4788 or email