FYI, Feb. 18
Thursday, February 18, 2010
FORT VANCOUVER LIONS CLUB, meeting at noon, Bill’s Chicken and Steak House, 2200 St. Johns Blvd. Speaker Victoria Racz, General Manager of the Oregon Chamber Players Junior Symphony of Vancouver. • Roy, 360-608-3043.
42-PLUS SINGLES, happy hour, 4 p.m., Dodge City, 4250 E. Fourth Plain Blvd. • 360-737-1219.
NORTH CLARK HISTORICAL MUSEUM MEMBERSHIP MEETING, 6 p.m. North Clark Historical Museum, 21416 N.E. 399th St., Amboy. For members and museum friends, potluck and silent auction at 6 p.m.; program begins at 7 p.m. • 360-247-5800.
FREE HEALTH SCREENING, at the Diabetes Expo Fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland. Free diabetes, glaucoma, blood pressure, vision and hearing screenings. • Register, 503-736-2770, 888-342-2383, email@example.com.
VANCOUVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS TOUR, 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Bates Center for Educational Leadership, 2921 Falk Road. Superintendent Steven Webb will host a patron tour; guests will visit Hazel Dell Elementary School and Vancouver Home Connection/Virtual Learning Academy. Lunch prepared by Culinary Arts students will be available for $4. • RSVP, 360-313-4720.
TEEN SCAPE, 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Vancouver Community Library, 1007 E. Mill Plain Blvd. Weekly program for ages 12-19, with snacks and video games. • 360-695-1566.
TEEN MANGA BOOK DISCUSSION, 3:30 p.m. Friday, Ridgefield Community Library, 210 N. Main Ave., Ridgefield. For ages 12-19. This month: “Mu Shi Shi” by Yuki Urushibara. • 360-887-8281.
GAME NIGHT, 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Washougal Community Library, 1661 C St., Washougal. Informal group for role-playing games including Dungeons and Dragons, Call of Cthulu and GURPS. • 360-835-5393.
SOCIAL MEDIA, LOCAL PROFIT, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, 951 Officers Row. Learn how social media can make a difference in your bottom line. Speakers: Dotty Scott, Premium Websites; Rinatta Paries, Social Media Marketing Coach. • 360-450-6045. Register, http://www.socialmedialocalprofit.com.
BOOK SIGNING, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Crown Books, 8700 Vancouver Mall Drive, No. 204. Lisa Grace, author of “Angel in the Shadows,” an alternative to the Twilight series. • Todd, 727-364-6880.
INQUIRING MIND PROGRAM, 7 p.m., Saturday, Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 S.E. Eighth Way, Battle Ground. “Here’s to the Women: Stories & Images of Washington’s Women,” an Inquiring Mind program for all ages led by Dr. Linda Allen. • 360-687-2322.
DARE TO DOWNSIZE, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Rudy Luepke Center Stage, Marshall Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd. Work through emotional and sentimental attachments and create a personal plan to decrease clutter. $15. • 360-487-7100.
LITERATURE AND HISTORY IN THE COLUMBIA RIVER BASIN, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Tex Rankin Theater, 1115 E. Fifth St. Teacher workshop to introduce educators to poets, novelists and essayists who have written about the social and ecological transformation of the Columbia River Basin, from the 1930s to the present. Presented by the Center for Columbia River History. • 360-258-3289.
INTERNATIONAL DANCE POTPOURRI, sponsored by the Southwest Washington Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. 7 p.m. Saturday, Luepke Community Room, 1009 McLoughlin Blvd. $7. • Geri, 360-834-3757.
INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE POTPOURRI, 7 p.m. Saturday, Luepke Community room, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd. Folk dance for everyone, instruction provided. No partner necessary; bring comfortable shoes. $7. • 360-834-3757, http://vancouverusa-scd.org.
WASHINGTON OLD-TIME FIDDLERS, open house acoustic jam with dancing and refreshments at 7 p.m. Saturday at Fishers Grange, 814 N.E. 162nd Ave. All acoustic string instruments are welcome. Donations accepted. • 360-693-6888.
HEARTS FOR HAITI, 3 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, 125050 N. Jantzen Drive, Portland. Bands, silent auction, food, beer and wine. $10 donation at door, all proceeds go to Partners in Health. Family time, 3 to 6 p.m.; 21 and over after 7 p.m. • 503-421-6951.
BENEFIT DANCE, doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, at The Commons at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 3000 N.W. 119th St. $20. Funds will provide scholarships for local children to participate in physical arts programs. • 360-699-7150.
JAZZIN’ IT UP, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, The Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive. Benefit auction, dinner and concert featuring Grammy-nominee Janice Scroggins. All proceeds support Daybreak’s Vancouver drug and alcohol treatment program for teens. $75 per person, $600 for a table of ten. • 360-635-4120, firstname.lastname@example.org.