FYI, March 16





VANCOUVERIA GARDEN CLUB, 11:30 a.m. at the Covington House, 4201 Main St. Danielle Ernest will make a presentation on Proven Winners. Betty, 360-693-0839.


TOPS WA1056, weigh-in, 8 to 9:15 a.m.; meeting, 9:30 a.m., Shilo Fellowship Church, 10709 S.E. 10th St. Nancy Minor, 360-903-4556.

FORT VANCOUVER KIWANIS CLUB, 11:30 a.m. at Bill’s Chicken and Steak House, 2200 St. Johns Blvd. Speaker: Sandy Brown, nutritionist with WSU Extension Service. F. Hannah, 360-882-0145.

42-PLUS SINGLES, food and cards, 1:30 p.m. at Round Table Pizza, 516 N.E. Thurston Way. 360-737-1219.

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

42-PLUS SINGLES, St. Patrick’s Day at Shanahan’s, 209 W. McLoughlin Blvd. Call for more info and to RSVP. 360-737-1219.



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

ADULT, CHILD AND INFANT CPR, 5:30 to 10 p.m., Southwest Washington Red Cross, 3114 E. Fourth Plain Blvd. Hands-on training prepares students to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults. $35 360-693-5821, 1-888-434-1966.

MEDICARE 101, 5:30 p.m. at 201 N.E. 73rd St. By the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors Helpline. Free and open to all.



SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASS FOR EVERYONE, 7:45 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through April 28, Marshall Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd. Enjoy Scotland’s fusion of lively rhythms and traditional dance. Partners not necessary; wear low-heeled shoes. $39. Register, 360-487-7100. Info, 360-834-3757,

STITCH WITS, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 S.E. Eighth Way, Battle Ground. Free, informal, weekly get-together. Jackie, 360-687-2322.

STITCHERY GROUP, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ridgefield Community Center, 210 N. Main Ave. Free, informal weekly drop-in get-together. Ann, 360-887-8281.

FREE TAX HELP FROM AARP TAX-AIDE, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 108 W. 27th St. Photo identification is required and you must bring original issue social security card or Individual Tax Identification Number card for each person listed on the 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.

CITIZENSHIP, U.S. HISTORY AND CIVICS CLASS, 1 to 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 1603 N. Parkway Ave., Battle Ground. Class is open to any adult interested in preparing for U.S. citizenship test or learning about the history and civics of the United States. Attendees don’t have to be eligible for citizenship. Understanding of spoken and written English language required.

KNIT-IN, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Vancouver Mall Library, 8700 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive. Volunteers will be available to teach and assist. 360-892-8256.

ESL CONVERSATION GROUP, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Cascade Park Community Library, 600 N.E. 136th Ave. Children’s activities provided. 360-687-2322.



STREISSGUTH/JACOBSEN MEMORIAL FUNDRAISER, 11:30 a.m. at Charlie’s Bistro, 1220 Main St. Special St. Patrick’s Day menu, live music and patio available. Sponsored by Clark County Fire District 6. 360-693-9998.


MARDI GRAS-THEMED DANCE AND AUCTION, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Red Cross Building, 605 Barnes St. Raise funds to help the Humane Society of Southwest Washington address the homeless pet problem in Clark County. Appetizers provided by Northwest Culinary Institute. $20.

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