Friday Night Movies in the Park 2015

A family movie night together can be a wonderful way to spend a Friday night. But to spend it under the stars in the park…now that is a memorable evening. The City of Vancouver is proud to present the 2015 Friday Night Movies in the Park series! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to your local park and enjoy big screen entertainment. All movies are family friendly. Come early to participate in pre-movie activities.

Event Time:
Pre-movie activities begin at 7:00 PM
Movies start at dusk.

Event Dates and Location:

July 10, 2015: Annie…It’s a Hard Knock Life
LeRoy Haagen Park
NE 9th St, W of NE 136th Ave
Vancouver, WA

July 17, 2015: Big Hero 6
Fruit Valley Park
3200 Fruit Valley Road
Vancouver, WA

July 24, 2015: The Boxtrolls
Marshall Park
1015 E. McLoughlin
Marshall Community Center
Vancouver, WA

July 31, 2015: Muppets Most Wanted
John Ball Park
23rd & Kauffman
Vancouver, WA

August 7, 2015: Jungle Book
Fisher Basin Community Park
SE 192nd Ave & SE Mill Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA

August 14, 2015: Jurassic Park
Fort Vancouver
Parade Ground
Vancouver, WA

Cool Corvettes on a Hot Day

This will get your motor running. Head out to Corvette Day, Saturday June 27, from 10AM to 3PM as local Corvette collectors will share their treasures at the Battle Ground Market car show. While you’re at the Market, you could also enjoy a live cooking demo in the Backyard Bounty with Chef Marta Pan or ‘chill’ to the music of guest Naomi T.

The market is known for loads of fresh local produce, meat, eggs, flowers, and plants; plus arts and crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities and more.

The Battle Ground Village Outdoor Market is located at SE Grace Ave and Rasmussen Blvd. in Battle Ground.

Editor Note: Sadly, that is NOT my car pictured. :)

Recycle Arts Festival Celebrates 10 Years!

The fabulously popular Recycled Arts Festival celebrates a decade of giving new life to landfill-bound items June 27th from 9am to 6pm and 28th from 10am to 4pm, 2015. Esther Short Park will come alive with vendor booths, demonstrations, music, family fun, and more!

Over 150 artists will be displaying their work, from clocks to journals, rugs to metal garden art, purses to sculptures. It is no exaggeration to say, there is something for everyone at this festival!

This award-winning annual event is a great place not only to shop for unique items, but also to get informed. Ask questions. Inquire. Learn how to minimize your carbon footprint, the A to Z’s on recycling and composting, and all about the local groups, businesses, and organizations that make a difference every day. Become a Green Neighbor, Visit the Environmental Services booth, find out about, the Habitat for Humanity Store, and the Clark Public Utilities Stream Team. You’ll find the WSU Master Gardeners, Zeb’s Wish Equine Sanctuary, Furry Friends, and Must Love Dogs NW.

Tin Man is the honorary guest of the year, and he needs a heart! Come vote on the winning heart, and let the kids make him one in the Children’s Tent.

Bring school supplies for the The Children’s Sharing Project, which distributes them to Clark County students in need. Bring you own reusable drink container and maybe you’ll win an awesome prize, courtesy of Waste Connections.

Oh my goodness, so much to do and so much to see! Even Eartha the Clown and Heather Pearl the Stilt Walker will be there!

The main stage will be hosting a variety of talent from The Floating Glass Balls and their beachgrass tunes, to the Eccentric Juggler. Music and fun performances will entertain throughout the weekend.

Come for a few hours, or make a weekend out of it, but beware… once you visit this festival, you’ll question yourself before throwing anything in the trash!


Fort Vancouver Regional Library BookFest ’15!

Calling all book lovers. Join in the excitment of BookFest ’15…it is bigger, better, and more exciting than just any old used book sale.

Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation is hosting a giant two-day used book sale with over 15,000 books. Come find terrific titles for yourself, the kids in your life, and your favorite reading buddy. There will be plenty of free parking available onsite. Books will be bargain priced at $1 for trade paperbacks and hardbacks and $.50 for mass market paperbacks. Books will be added continually throughout the sale, so there is always something new to find.

Proceeds from this book sale will be used to support Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL) District’s Summer Reading Program.

About FVRL

Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation supports excellence for the future of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District. FVRL Foundation’s focus is to extend the reach and enhance the depth of public library services to the more than 380,000 residents of Southwest Washington. Programs they support include: R.E.A.D. (Reading Encouragement Advances Development), “Hello Baby” Book Bags, Bookmark Contests, Adult and Teen Literacy Programming and much more.

Event Dates:
June 26th and 27th

Event Time:
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Event Location:
Fort Vancouver Regional Library District Headquarters
1007 E. Mill Plain Blvd.
Vancouver, WA