FYI, Feb. 19





VANCOUVER PLANNING COMMISSION RETREAT, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Planning Office conference room, 1610 C St., Suite 203. * 360-487-7965.

GRANGE PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE, noon, Minnehaha Grange, 4905 N.E. St. Johns Road. Potluck followed by square dancing. * Elinor, 360-798-2303.

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.


42-PLUS SINGLES, eat out, 2 p.m., Rocky’s Pizza, 1901 Main St., Battle Ground. * 360-737-1219.

SANTA’S PACK, 3 p.m., Izzy’s Pizza, 1503 N.E. 78th St. * Rob, 360-721-7698,


FREE HEALTH SCREENING, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Diabetes Expo Fair at the 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,


HEARTS FOR HAITI, 3 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, 125050 N. Jantzen Drive. 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 served 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, 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,

NEWS @ 11 FUNDRAISER CONCERT, 6 p.m. Sunday, Kalama Community Building, 216 Elm St., Kalama. Admission is a can of food which will go to the Open House family Shelter in Vancouver. Free-will offering for bands. * John, 360-622-6694.

PAWS FOR A CAUSE: Get your animal’s portrait taken at the Southwest Washington Humane Society throughout the month of February, 1100 N.E. 192nd Ave., $50; all proceeds will be donated to the humane society. Appointments must be made with Lara Blair. * 360-834-4814,


TEEN POST-VALENTINE PROGRAM, 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Three Creeks Community Library, 880-C N.E. Tenney Road. Games, crafts and chocolate. * 360-571-9696.

DIESEL AND DUST, 7 p.m. Friday, Living Hope Church, 10702 NE 117th Ave., Brush Prarie. Custom bike and hot rod show. Guy stuff, trucks, ATVs etc. * 360-944-3905.

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.

FREE WATER TESTING, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, East Vancouver Home Depot, 330 S.E. 192nd Ave. Bring your household water into the store for a free water analysis, compliments of Kinetico Water Treatment and Home Depot. * 360-254-6289.

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,

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.

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.

NORTH CLARK HISTORICAL MUSEUM BASEMENT SALES, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, North Clark Historical Museum, 21416 N.E. 399th St., Amboy. All proceeds benefit museum maintenance and development. * 360-247-5800.

OPEN HOUSE, at VCA East Mill Plain Animal Hospital, 416 N.E. 112th Ave.; 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Treats, prizes and fun. Pets are welcome. * 360-892-0032

WASHOUGAL CLASS OF 1975 REUNION COMMITTEE MEETING, 4 p.m., Sunday, Angelo’s Pizza, 3136 N.E. Third Ave., Camas. Reunion Dates July 30-Aug 1. * Stephanie, 360-835-3884; Janice, 360-852-2040.