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Happy Money Hits barre3 Felida

December 1st, 2015|Business, Clark County Live, Neighborhoods|

Cozy up with a good book... and great company. Join barre3 Vancouver/Felida and connect over conversation about this month's book: Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending by Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton.Happy Money is a fascinating look at the true meaning of joy, something that seems especially important during this time of year (it’s also surprisingly funny with anecdotes and witty asides). The authors have studied happiness for many years, and found that while material things often give us an initial rush of joy, the pleasure we get from experiences is more authentic and lasts longer. In some ways it sounds counter-intuitive, or at least impractical.

Race for Warmth Gives You a Warm Heart

November 10th, 2015|Blog, Clark County Live, Local Events, Non-Profit Orgs|

Join our friends at Clark Public Utilities for the Race for Warmth to support Operation Warm Heart, a Clark Public Utilities customer-funded program to help limited-income families in crisis situations who need help paying their electric bills.The 2015 event was the first annual Race for Warmth, and raised more than $20,000 for this critical assistance program. Check out the video from 2015 below.The 2016 Race for Warmth, which will be held on January 31, 2016, will feature a 10k Run, a 5K Walk/Run, a kids Fun Run, and, my personal favorite, the 'Sleep in to Stay Warm' option (where you can donate any amount and sleep in the day of the event). :) - Here's where you can Donate to help those in need (and feel good about sleeping in)!

Lough Legacy Veterans Parade Celebration

November 4th, 2015|Blog, Clark County Live, Non-Profit Orgs, People|

The Fort Vancouver National Trust will host the Annual Veterans Parade at Fort Vancouver presented by the Lough Legacy on Saturday, November 7. The parade begins at 11:00AM, rain or shine. This year marks the 29th anniversary of the community celebration honoring Veterans of all service branches.The ceremony preceding the parade, beginning at 10:00 AM on the Marshall House lawn, will feature keynote speaker Colonel Paul Fitzgerald, Commander of the 142d Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard, Portland, Oregon. Col. Fitzgerald leads over 1,000 personnel in the execution of the F-15 Eagle Aerospace Control Alert mission defending the Pacific Northwest, worldwide deployments supporting national objectives, and domestic operations activities as directed by the Governor. He is a command pilot with over 2,600 flight hours in F-15 A-D fighter aircraft, and is a member of the National Guard Association of the United States and the Allied Pilots Association of American Airlines.

Fall Festival at Scented Acres

October 8th, 2015|Blog, Clark County Live, Local Events|

Head to Scented Acres Lavender Farm on Saturday, October 17th, 2015 from 10am to 3pm for a good old-fashioned fall festival.Kids and adults alike will get the opportunity to churn butter, enjoy some freshly pressed apple cider, make ice-cream-in-a-bag, check out the antique corn-grinder at work, create a pine cone bird feeder, and find the perfect pumpkin in the patch just passed the lavender! You can even carve the pumpkin on-location. Mary's Blue Ribbon Lavender Zucchini bread and hot cocoa will be on hand to warm the belly.

5th Annual Jobs Fair Hosted by Jaime Herrera-Beutler

May 27th, 2015|Blog, Clark County, Clark County Live, People|

U.S. Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler announced that she will be hosting her fifth annual Southwest Washington Jobs Fair, as part of two events for local job-seekers.The first, a job hunting workshop, will be held on June 2nd at the Vancouver Community Library (901 C Street, Vancouver) from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and will include local human resource specialists. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion as well as individual one-on-one counseling. The panel will discuss resume building, interviewing skills, networking, and other important aspects of the job-seeking process.The Jobs Fair will be held on June 8th at the Red Lion Hotel at the Quay (100 Columbia Street, Vancouver) from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon and will include employers from a variety of industries seeking qualified candidates.

Help Clark County Plan for the Future of your Parks

February 19th, 2015|Blog, Clark County, Clark County Live, Neighborhoods, Parks and Recreation|

Clark County needs your help in setting priorities for your parks system.The county is updating its long-range Comprehensive Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan for urban and rural areas of unincorporated Clark County. This blueprint for the future will guide the purchase of land for parks and the development of parks, trails, sports fields and other amenities.Clark County is working closely with the seven-member Parks Advisory Board to update this important planning document. But we need your help in determining what amenities should be emphasized.

Veteran’s Day Parade at Fort Vancouver

November 3rd, 2014|Blog, Clark County, Clark County Live, in the couve, Live, Local Events, Neighborhoods|

On Saturday November 8th, join in and honor local veterans with this annual Department of Veteran Affairs sanctioned parade, at the Fort Vancouver National Site (612 E Reserve Street). Opening ceremony begins at 10:00 am and the parade will kick off at 11:00 am. This event is open to all.The Veterans Parade at Fort Vancouver was started 28 years ago by a group of volunteers led by Mike Harding to recognize a need in our community, a way to honor Clark County veterans. More than 100 military, veteran and civic organizations and 2,500 individuals participate in the parade.

The Holiday Classic “Yes, Virginia There is a Santa Claus” at Magenta Theater

November 3rd, 2014|Blog, Clark County, Clark County Live, in the couve, Live, Local Events, Neighborhoods|

Warm your heart and soul at Magenta Theater, with the classic tale and radio drama, "Yes Virginia There is a Santa Claus," by Andrew J. Fenady. This timeless story captures a large cast of characters as they experience  life's struggles, trials and the miracle of faith that preserves hope and the human spirit. You will spend some time with the working class O'Hanlon family and Frank Church as they face their toughest battles and search for the answer to our childhood question....is there a Santa Claus?

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