FYI, March 12





AAUW VANCOUVER BRANCH, 10 a.m. at Shorewood Apartments Community Room, 5555 E. Evergreen Drive. Erin Harwood, small acreage program coordinator at the WSU Clark County Extension, will speak on the “Challenges of Small Acreage Farming.” Vistors are welcome. * Carol, 360-693-5605.

42-PLUS SINGLES, international potluck with emphasis on The Philippines, call for details and RSVP. * 360-737-1219.

42-PLUS SINGLES, dancing, 9 p.m. at Orchards Tap, 10514 NE Fourth Plain Road. * 360-737-1219.


FUN CRAFTS, 1 to 6 p.m. at the Minnehaha Grange, 4905 N.E. St. Johns Road. Knitting and crafts. Refreshments provided. * Elinor, 360-798-2303.

42-PLUS SINGLES, walk at 2 p.m. Call hot line for RSVP and more information. * 360-737-1219.



DIVORCE WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN, 8 a.m. at Heart Connections, 305 W. 16th St. Taught by a financial adviser, an attorney, a mediator and a counselor, $45. Workshop addresses the legal, financial, emotional and social aspects of divorce. * 360-448-8833,

REFUGE VOLUNTEER TRAINING — REFUGE GUIDES, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, 28908 N.W. Main Ave. Join staff and volunteers to see how you can enjoy the tranquility of nature while helping others enjoy the refuge. RSVP required. * Josie, 360-887-4106 or

JAPANESE CULTURE FESTIVAL, 1 to 6 p.m. at Washougal High School, 1201 39th St., Washougal. Traditional kendo exhibitions, Tai Ko Drummers, modern and classic Japanese signing, origami teaching, Japanese cultural information, manga, goldfish catching game, Dance Dance Revolution and a Japanese bazaar. $3 per adult; $1.50 for children younger than 12, and free for senior citizens and children under the age of 5.

FAMILY MOVIE SERIES, 2 p.m. at Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C N.E. Tenney Road. Three Creeks Community Library will host “It’s Showtime!“ a family-fun movie series for all ages. Popcorn and punch will be provided. * 360-571-9696.

GOLDEN NOTE CAFE, 6 to 8 p.m. at Luepke Center, 1009 E. McLouglin Blvd. $3 per person. Join us for an evening of musical entertainment and light refreshments. Co-sponsored by Courtyard Village Vancouver. * Kelly, 360-487-7055.


GARDENING ON A SMALL PLOT, 6 to 8 p.m. at Vancouver Adventist Church, 9711 N.E. St. John’s Road. Kendra Pierce, master gardener from the Urban Farm School will give tips on how to maximize space for a fruit and vegetable garden. Donations accepted at door. *



17TH ANNUAL CLAUDIA SWANSON DOERNBECHER BRUNCH, the Claudia Swanson Chapter of The Friends of Doernbecher will be hosting their 17th-annual brunch and auction at the Vancouver Hilton. The event includes brunch, Easter baskets and a silent auction. The Doernbecher hospital patient speaker is Connar Oberst along with his mother, Susan Oberst. Tickets are $30 and available thru Keela Stumpf. * 360-921-3139.

YOGA FOOD DRIVE, 1 to 2:15 p.m. at Balasana Yoga and Fitness Studios, 8802 N.E. Fifth Ave. Free one-hour yoga class with donation of food for local food banks. * 360-635-6688.

PIANO FOR FOUR HANDS CONCERT, 3 p.m. at The Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver, 4505 E. 18th St. Fundraiser for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the church. Piano virtuosos Michael Liu and Kate Hobbie will perform. Minimum $10 donation. Light refreshments served. Child care available with advance notice. * Register, 360-693-4715, More information, 360-735-7278, ext. 17, or 360-695-1891.


HOUGH MARDI GRAS, 6 p.m., Saturday, March 20, Shorty’s Nursery, 10006 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd. Special performance by Five Guys Named Moe, hors d’oeuvres provided, cash bars. Must be 21 to attend. $40, $50 for reserved seats. All proceeds benefit the Hough Family Services Center. * Kate, 360-992-7060 or


DESCENDENTS OF VERTERANS OF WWII ITALIAN CAMPAIGN: Veterans and families will tour Italy and the American battlefield cemeteries to honor combat soldiers who gave their lives during World War II. Call for dates and infomation. * 561-865-8495, 14130 Nesting Way, Suite C, Delray Beach, FL, 33484, Attention Sy Canton.

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