FYI, March 1





TOPS WA 952, Weigh-in 6:30, meeting at 7 p.m., Hazel Dell Estates Clubhouse, 1709 N.E. 78th St. * Fran, 360-573-8855.

BOULEVARD KIWANIS, 7 a.m. at Elmer’s Restaurant, 7105 N.E. 40th St. Svetlana Ruth from the YWCA Safe Haven will speak. * Cindy, 360-891-0908.

CLARK COUNTY NEWCOMERS, 10 a.m., The Quarry, 415 S.E. 177th Ave. Monthly coffee. * 360-883-1437.

RUG BRAIDERS’S OPEN HOUSE, 1 p.m., 4610 N.E. 138th Place. This first open house is aimed at starting a Clark County group. The experienced, the novice and the curious are welcome. RSVP appreciated. * 360-892-0686.

VANCOUVER AUDUBON SOCIETY, Birding class at 6:45 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m., Clark County Genealogical Society, 717 Grand Blvd. Program: “Feathered Architects: The Fascinating World of Bird Nests.” Idie Ulsh will speak about bird’s nests and share photos. * 360-695-3116.

TOPS WA 1129 WOODLAND, Weigh-in at 9 a.m. and meeting at 9:45 a.m., Woodland Community Center, 782 Park St., Woodland. * Marilyn, 360-713-4821.

OREGON ARCHAEOLOGY SOCIETY, 7 p.m. general meeting, 7:45 p.m. lecture at OMSI, 1945 S.E. Water Ave., Portland. Dr. Douglas Wilson, National Park Service, will speak about the earliest history of the Pacific Northwest including excavations at the Chinook Middle Village and the old pioneer salmon cannery town of McGowan. Free to the public. * 503-727-3507.

COAL-FREE WASHINGTON-SOUTHWEST, 7 p.m., First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1220 N.E. 68th St. Local group has joined a statewide campaign to close the state’s only coal plant and promote renewable alternatives. *

MOUNTAIN VALLEY GRANGE, 7 p.m. * Elinor, 360-798-2303.

RIDGEFIELD AMERICAN LEGION POST 44, 7 p.m., 327B Pioneer St., Ridgefield. All active military, veterans and their families are welcome. Ridgefield Police Chief Carrie Greene will outline the community’s emergency and disaster response plan. Post provides assistance in filing for VA benefits, serving our community and more. * Bob Ford, 360-887-8351.


ADULT BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Memorial Health Center, Suite 202, 100 E. 33rd St. * Hospice Southwest, 360-696-5100.

ADULT CPR, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Southwest Washington Red Cross, 3114 E. Fourth Plain Blvd. Hands-on skills training prepares students to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults. $35 * 360-693-5821, 1-888-434-1966.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Innovative Services NW, 9414 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd. Information and support for caregivers of adults with cognitive/physical illnesses. Agenda: Spring and your loved one: ideas and tools for caregivers. Free respite care provided-Please call two days in advance to arrange. * 360-750-7026.


OPEN HOUSE, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Pacific Crest Academy, 324 N.E. Oak St. Classrooms will be open from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Check-in at the meeting room in the main office. * 360-834-9913.

TEEN PODCAST WORKSHOP, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Ridgefield Community Library, 210 N. Main Ave. For teens age 12-19. Learn how to make a podcast, bring your ideas and your friends. Recording equipment and snacks provided. * Ann, 360-887-8281.

VANCOUVER WOMEN’S CONNECTION, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Royal Oaks Country Club, 8917 N.E. Fourth Plain Road. Sue Hartley will show how to turn trash into treasure. Local authors Sharon Bernash Smith and Linda Reinhardt will also speak. Brunch and program, $16. Complimentary childcare provided. No denim please. * RSVP by Feb. 26, Colleen 360-887-0522; Lola 360-254-0324;

FREE TAX HELP FROM AARP TAX-AIDES, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, First Baptist Church, 108 W. 27th St. Photo ID is required and you must bring original issue Social Security card or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number card for each person listed on your tax return. Please bring a copy of last year’s return, amount of real estate taxes paid and all tax-related information. Free electronic filing for basic forms is provided by Tax-Aide. *

POT OF GOLD DANCE, featuring Lee Nicholas Band. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, $4 at the door, Firstenburg Community Center 50 and Better Program, 700 N.E. 136th Ave. * 360-487-7015 or


JEFF CLAYTON BENEFIT CONCERT, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Battle Ground High School Cafetorium, 400 W. Main St. $5 tickets at the door. Donations greatly appreciated. Proceeds will benefit the Battle Ground High School Jazz Band, which will participate in the Swing Central competition in Savannah, Georgia.

ORCHARDS YMCA CHILD CARE SILENT AUCTION, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Orchards YMCA Child Care, 10401 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd. Suite 201. Silent auction and talent show to benefit scholarship fund. Free admission; donations welcome. * 360-213-0051.

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