Hazel Dell’s 51st Anniversary of the Parade of Bands

The Wild, Wild West will be rolling through Hazel Dell for the 51st anniversary of the Parade of Bands on Saturday, May 16th, 2015 beginning at 10:30am. The parade will be led by Grand Marshal Retired Clark County Sheriff Garry Lucas.

Start the day off early with a trip to Station 61 in Hazel Dell, for the Lion’s Club annual Pancake Breakfast. Tickets are available at the event, $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for seniors and children (under 5 is free). Breakfast will be served from 7 to 10am.

After the bellies are full, find your spot on the parade route. Rain or shine, bands from all over the area will be striking a cord, rocking the tunes, and entertaining the sidewalk sitting audience like never before. You’ll see students from all over… Centennial High, Mountain View, Columbia River, Moses Lake, and so many more. And Discovery Middle School, winner of last year’s Battle of the Bands is back!

Join the fun on the Hazel Dell Parade of Bands Facebook page, where you’ll see great pictures from last year, and have the chance to connect with the many local sponsors of this epic event.

The Parade of Bands attracts tens of thousands cheering spectators each year… mark your calendars, you’ll want to be one of them!

Hike It Baby | Once a Month Hike for Parents & Kiddos

Calling all moms and dads who enjoy getting out and about with their little ones. If this describes you, then Hike It Baby is a great match. This is a once-a-month hike for parents with little ones to get outside and moving.  Starting May 20th (from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm) get on the trail along the Washougal River Greenway Trail.

This free hike is is a reoccuring event the 3rd Wednesday of the month and meet at Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy.

Therapeutic Associates’ owner and physical therapist Lindsay Palisca is a contributor to the Hike It Baby website and also participates in the monthly hikes. Palisca will be on hand to answer any questions moms may have about their postpartum aches and pains and will even do a complimentary screening.

Hike It Baby was founded by Shanti Sosienski-Hodges to alleviate her post-partum depression following the birth of her son. The group has since grown to over 50 branches across the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.hikeitbaby.com.

Kick Off Date:
Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Event Meeting Location:
Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy
3180 N.E. 3rd Avenue
Camas, WA

Be sure to dress for the weather and bring water, snacks and supplies for the little ones.

A Day of Fiber Arts & Fun at White Oak Alpacas

Come join Sheared Delights on May 16th and 17th, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, for a day of fiber fun and education. This is White Oak Alpacas‘ big barn event with alpaca fun, fiber, fleece, roving and yarn for sale. Come meet the amazing creatures that produce the fiber that so many love to spin and knit. At this FREE event you can shop the wares from a variety of vendors, watch spinners spin, watch demos from local artisan crafters, and maybe get a kiss from one of the friendly alpacas.

This is event is great fun for the whole family. Free admission and parking.

Who is going to be there?: Humming Angels Alpacas, Alpacas At Paradise Pointe, Blizzard Yarn & Fiber, Urban Wolves Fiber Arts Shop, For Vancouver Knitting Guild, Vancouver Handspinners, Twist & Turnings with Sari Peterson, Wheels-Looms-Tools with Dave & Sondra Matteson, Needlefelting with Juneko Martinson and Knitting & Fiber with Melinda VerMeer Designs.

About White Oak Alpacas
White Oak Alpacas started many years ago with a dream of someday owning a little piece of rural land to retire on, away form the hectic rush of the city. In March 1999, we moved to the country and started building our home while improving the ranch to bring our first alpacas to their new home.  In May we bought our first girls, a maiden and a pregnant female.  We agisted (boarded) the girls nearby until the pastures and barn ready for them.  March 2001 was the dream became a reality as we brought our little herd home along with five other animals that would be agisted by us for another family.  Two years later we had thirty alpacas on the ranch with eleven crias (baby alpacas) born under our care. Now White Oak Alpacas is a thriving 30 acre ranch with alpacas a plenty.

Event Location
39908 NE 12th Ave
Woodland, WA  98674
Click Here for Directions

7th Annual Hike on the Dike

West Columbia Gorge Humane Society is holding its seventh annual Hike on the Dike, plus 5K and 10K on May 30th, 2015 from 10am to 2pm.

The walk begins and ends at Pendleton Woolen Mills in Washougal. The route heads east along the dike to the entrance of Captain William Clark Park, and loops back for a total of just under 3 miles of fantastic scenary.

The 10K run takes off at 10:30am, the 5K at 11:15am, and the walk at 11:30am. Walkers are welcome to stop in at the shelter which is located en route!

The first 50 registrants can receive a free dog microchip on site, and the first 250 paid participants will receive a WCGHS Bag of goodies. The minimum pledge is $25 per participant. Children aged 16 and under can participate for free with a paid adult. You can register online at wcghs.org or print the application and send it in to the shelter. But, don’t stop at registering yourself… put together a team!

There are many ways to support the shelter. If you can’t make the walk, consider making a donation, or join Riverview Bank, Grocery Outlet, MudBay, and Squeeze and Grind by being a sponsor at the event!

West Columbia Gorge Humane Society is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill shelter, established in Washougal in 1994. Programs and services are supported largely by volunteers and donations. Take this opportunity to get outside for some fresh air, and help our feline and K9 friends!