Networking social: The Young Professionals of Vancouver will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Joe’s Crab Shack, 101 S.E. Columbia Way, for a networking event.
Society of American Military Engineers: Meeting at 11 a.m. at the Governor Hotel cardroom, 614 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland. Solomon Yim, professor of structural and ocean engineering, will provide an overview of the facilities at the Wave Research Lab and some of its projects. Reservations are required. The cost is $20 for members who make a reservation in advance, $30 for nonmembers or members who walk in and $10 for young or student members. * RSVP to Kim Seymour, KXSE@deainc.com, 503-449-0541.
Study group for human resource professionals: Southwest Washington Human Resource Management Association is offering a 12-week study group for human resource professionals in preparation for PHR/SPHR professional certification exam or to gain a broader understanding and overview of human resources management. The group will meet 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays beginning Sept. 2 at Dick Hannah Subaru at the Auto Mall. Fees range from $55 to $200. * Registration: http://www.swhrma.org and select Event Calendar and then study group link.
Landlord Study Hall: Program on how to avoid costly landlord mistakes and common tenant defenses, 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 8 at All Saints Episcopal Church Cafeteria, 4033 S.E. Woodstock Blvd., Portland. Landlord Study Hall is a free monthly forum for rental property owners to learn more about landlord-tenant law, protecting assets, creating safer neighborhoods, announcing vacancies and networking. * http://www.landlordstudyhall.com, 503-997-9035, 503-772-8825, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free financial seminars: Columbia Credit Union offers several free financial seminars. All seminars start at 7 p.m. except Estate Planning at 6:30 p.m. Budget Basics Sept. 8 at 3003 N.E. 62nd Ave.; CreditAbility Sept. 9 at 11505 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd. and Sept. 21 at 3501 S.E. 192nd Ave.; ID Theft Sept. 15 at 210 S.E. 131st Ave. and Sept. 20 at 13100 N.E. Highway 99. Estate Planning Sept. 23 at 200 S.E. Park Plaza Drive. * http://www.columbiacu.org or 360-891-4000.
Christmas Tree Fair and Trade Show: The Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association will host its 52nd annual tree fair and trade show at the Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth St. on Sept. 10 and 11. The trade show will run Sept. 10 from noon to 5 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 11. Admittance is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers.
Neil Kelly Design, Build & Remodeling free seminars: Designers teach all sessions and share trends in design, information on new materials and techniques, as well as review on the professional design/build process. The free one-hour sessions are informal in style, allowing for plenty of questions and discussion. Sept. 11 sessions at the Lake Oswego, Ore. showroom, 15573 S.W. Bangy Road, include: 9:30 a.m., kitchen and bath trends; 10:45 a.m. kitchen design and remodeling; 11:45 a.m., a Dacor appliance cooking demonstration and complimentary menu tasting; 12:45 p.m. bath design and remodeling; and 2 p.m. aging in place. Sept. 15 sessions include: 12:30 p.m. kitchen design and remodeling at the Lake Oswego location and 12:30 p.m. bath design and remodeling at the Alberta Street location, 804 N. Alberta St., Portland. Both showrooms will remain open until 3 p.m. on Sept. 11 and until 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 15 so visitors can explore kitchen and bath exhibits. * Information and schedule: http://www.neilkelly.com or 503-335-9204.
Workshops for women: Umpqua Bank is hosting a series of free workshops for women, “Lessons for Women, By Women,” regarding travel, money management and health. Julia Anderson, retired business editor at The Columbian and business voice on KXL-750 radio in Portland, will present “Your Money and Retirement,” 4-6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive. Gloria Johnson, who directs Umpqua’s Club Carefree program, which offers entertainment and travel opportunities to people over 50, will present “Healthy Habits” on Oct. 21. * Ginny Gronwoldt, email@example.com or 360-256-2174.
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