42-PLUS SINGLES happy hour, 4 p.m. at Applebee’s, 12717 S.E. Second Circle. * 360-737-1219.

PROFESSIONALLY SPEAKING TOASTMASTERS, learn public speaking skills at 7 a.m. at Park Plaza Tower Addition, 201 N.E. Park Plaza Drive, Suite 165. * Mark McDaniel, 360-521-5163,


HOPE BATTLE GROUND AL-ANON, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Community Baptist Church, 490 S. Parkway, Battle Ground. * 360-693-5781.


LUNCH BUDDY INFORMATION SESSION: Find out about having lunch with an elementary school child once a week for 45 minutes through the Lunch Buddy program. An information session will be held noon to 12:45 p.m. Thursday at Vancouver Public Schools, Robert Bates Center for Educational Leadership, 2921 Falk Road. * Barbara Nordstrom, 360-313-4725,

HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL, with games, prizes, cake walk and more, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Barberton Grange, 9400 N.E. 72nd Ave. Free, all ages welcome. * 360-254-2463.

VANCOUVER EAGLES DINNER AND HALLOWEEN PARTY, 6 p.m. Friday at the lodge, 107 E. Seventh St. Country-style barbecued pork ribs, mashed potatoes and gravy, southern style green beans, salad, biscuit and dessert, $7. Halloween party to follow with prizes for best costume for ladies, men and couples; karaoke with Ruth Fox. * 360-693-8119.

FARRAR’S BISTRO OPEN HOUSE, to celebrate the restaurant’s second anniversary, specials all day long from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at 12514 N.W. 36th Ave. Combined open house with Rinnovo Spa and Westside Pilates fom 6 to 8:30 p.m. * 360-571-7005,

OASIS CLASS ON LEWIS AND CLARK: Learn about the expedition through reading and discussion with instructor James “Tucker” Jackson. Four-week class runs from 1:30 to 2:30 Wednesdays starting Oct. 28 at the Marshall Community Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd., $43 plus a $12 book fee. * 360-487-7015.

STITCHERY GROUP, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 S.E. Eighth Way, Battle Ground. Weekly drop-in group for all ages. * 360-687-2322.

KNITTING CLASS, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the La Center Community Library, 1402 E. Lockwood Creek Road. Drop-in program for new and experienced knitters. * 360-619-1800.

KNITTING GROUP, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Vancouver Mall Community Library, 8700 N.E. Vancouver Mall Dr. Drop-in program for new and experienced knitters. * 360-892-8256.

CHILDREN’S HARVEST FESTIVAL, 4 p.m. Wednesday at Washougal Community Library, 1661 C St., Washougal. Crafts, games and snacks. * 360-835-5393.


RESTAURANT BENEFIT: Roots Restaurant, Lapellah and 360° Pizzeria will donate 100 percent of lunch and dinner proceeds on Wednesday to the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington. *

PUBLIC ESTATE SALE, to benefit Soroptimist International, which helps women, children and the community, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 5301 Plomondon St, No. E20. *

FOOD DRIVE, to benefit the Lewis River Mobile Food Bank. The mobile food bank will be accepting food donations as well deliver food boxes from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Fire District 10 parking lot, 37604 N.E. 119th Ave., La Center; Nov. 8 at the First Independent Bank, 305 N.W. Pacific Highway, La Center; Nov. 15 at the Amboy Middle School parking lot; Nov. 22 at the Yacolt Primary School parking lot. People in need can also sign up for future deliveries at these events. * 360-263-5763 or e-mail

SWEET NOVEMBER DESSERT AUCTION: Live and silent auctions of desserts and more, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at St. James Catholic Church, 218 W. 12th St. $25 includes two glasses of wine and hors d’oeuvres. * Ginger, 360-887-3010.

BENEFIT CONCERT, by the Misty Mamas at 3 p.m. Nov. 8 at the First Congregational Church, 1220 N.E. 68th St. $10, $5 for children. Proceeds will benefit a roof repair project. * 360-573-3848, 360-693-7981, 360-693-1476.