The Columbia Mothers of Twins Club monthly meeting: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at St. John Lutheran Church, 11005 N.E. Highway 99 Vancouver. Contact 360-573-3318 for more information.
Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington Chapter No. 19 meeting: 12:30 p.m. optional social time, 1 p.m. start time Thursday, Oct. 5, Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St., Battle Ground. Member Kathy Box will share stories of real-life adventures about her pioneer ancestors from her second recent historical book, “They Were Dreamers and Doers: Pioneer Faith in Action.” For more information, call Pepper Kim at 360-901-0176.
Candidate forum: 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue Station 26, 21609 NE 72nd Ave., Battle Ground. The League of Women Voters is hosting a candidate forum for the Battle Ground City Council Position No. 2, Battle Ground City Council Position No. 3, Battle Ground City Council Position No. 7, Battle Ground School District Director District No. 2, Fire Protection District No. 13 Commissioner Position No. 3 and Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue Commissioner Position 2 races. The forum will also be aired on government access channel CVTV, and links will be posted on cvtv.org.
Ridgefield Birdfest and Bluegrass Festival: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Carty Unit, downtown Ridgefield. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. vendor fair at Davis Park. 11 a.m. “Walk for the Wild” 5k walk starting at Overlook Park. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. bluegrass performances at various downtown locations. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. events at the refuge’s Carty Unit. Carty Unit events include opening blessing by Chinook Tribal Nation, guided tours, family activities and more. For a complete schedule of events and directions, visit ridgefieldfriends.org/birdfest-bluegrass.
Fall Fest: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 and 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, The Patch at Whalen Oaks Farms, 636 Whalen Road in Woodland. Food, beverage and craft vendors. Free parking across from the farm as well as free admission. The patch includes a large U-pick field as well as pre-picked bins. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 360-703-5606.
Used book sale: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 1411 N.E. Lockwood Creek Road in La Center. The Friends of the La Center Community Library will sponsor the last pop-up book sale of the year on the library lawn, weather permitting. Fill a small bag for $2, or fill a large bag for $5. Cash-only sale. For more information, contact Patty Somdalen, 360-263-3484 or 360-798-7502.
Fall Harvest Market and Festival: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, Yacolt Central Park, 207 Railroad Avenue in Yacolt. The market will include local vendors with food and beverage trucks, hand crafted items and more. Free pumpkins will be available for children to take home to decorate — or decorate at the event to enter into the annual Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee pumpkin contest. For more information, contact Yacolt Town Hall, 360-686-3922.
Monthly Luncheon: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, Battle Ground Community Center, 912 N.E. Main St. Lunch served at noon. For more information, contact Sharon Wodtke at 360-953-3278 or by emailing email@example.com.
Lewis River Rotary Meeting: 5:45 p.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 10, Battle Ground Community Center, 912 N.E. Main St. The Lewis River Rotary Club will meet to hear about “Tales of Change: the Tanzania Red Sweater Project.” For more information, contact Marta Carminato by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County presentation: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10 on Zoom. The presentation will be done by Renee Shepherd, a seed developer, gardener, entrepreneur, and author. For more information and to register, visit MGFCC.com.
Lady Mad Hatters: 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, Battle Ground Red Robin, 1112 S.W. Scotton Way in Battle Ground. For more information, contact Sharon Wodtke at 360-953-3278 or by emailing email@example.com.
Queen of Diamonds Bazaar: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, Matson Building, 10713 N.E. 117th Ave. in Vancouver. The Queen of Diamonds Bazaar will support the Prairie High School fall girls slow pitch softball team. Potential vendors can complete the application by going to bit.ly/PHSSlowPitchBazaar or by calling 817-966-2050 for more information.
Medicare Planning Assistance: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, Battle Ground Senior Center, 116 N.E. Third Ave. For more information, contact Sharon Wodtke at 360-953-3278 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bingo: 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturday Oct. 14, Fargher Lake Grange, 37813 N.E. Wiehl Road, La Center. Bingo cards will be available for $0.50 or three for $1. The Fargher Lake Grange Bingo event will help support its annual Halloween event. For more information, contact the Fargher Lake Grange by calling 360-263-4024 or emailing email@example.com.
Youth nature photography workshop: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Ridgefield Refuge headquarters, 28908 N.W. Main Ave., Ridgefield. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and collaborators are providing a free photography workshop for youth ages 10 to 18. Youth can bring their own cameras or use their smartphone during the workshop at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
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 bethelbrushprairie.org for more information.
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 wished to hear from residents why they did not did not approve a fire levy lid lift in the August election.
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 wished to hear from residents why they did not did not approve a fire levy lid lift in the August election.
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.