FYI, March 17




VANCOVER FLUTE CLUB invites all interested flute players to join. * Matt Doran, 360-573-7779.

COLUMBIA GORGE WOMEN’S ASSOCATION SCHOLARSHIPS, applications due by March 19. Forms may be picked up at the Clark College Office of Financial Aid in Gaiser Hall, the Camas Public Library or the Washougal Public Library. To request forms:, or mail Education Chair, CGWA, P.O. Box 572, Camas, WA 98607. Estimated amount is $500.

FRASIER MEMORY BOOK COMMENTS: Vancouver USA Singers seek comments and photos to make a memory book for Ron Frasier, conductor, and his wife, Donna, pianist. The two are retiring after the a concert in May. Comments due by April 30. Vancouver USA Singers, P.O. Box 1842, Vancouver, 98668;; 360-567-6294.


VANCOUVER TOASTMASTERS, 6:30 to 7:40 a.m. at Central Park Burgerville, 2200 E. Fourth Plain Blvd. Improve your listening, speaking, mentoring and leadership skills., 360-624-4478,

CAMAS-WASHOUGAL ROTARY, 7 a.m., Fairgate Inn, 2213 N.W. 23rd Ave., Camas. 360-606-4960,

CASCADE PARK KIWANIS, breakfast meeting, 7:30 a.m. at IHOP, 2900 S.E. 164th Ave. Program: Gift Tree Owners Craig Bowen and Esther Diez - Special Plaque Presentation. P. Downey, 360-892-0407.

BOW TIE SCRAPPY QUILTING CLASS, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Barberton Grange, 9400 N.E. 72nd Ave. $20. Instructor: Marilyn Bevans. 360-256-2664.

VANCOUVER SPANISH CONVERSATION GROUP, noon to 2 p.m., Mexico Lindo, 7900 E. Mill Plain Blvd. Beginners, intermediate and advanced Spanish speakers welcome. 360-696-4498.

42-PLUS SINGLES, happy hour, 4 p.m. at Paul’s Restaurant, 1800 Broadway St. 360-737-1219.



NAMI CLARK COUNTY SUPPORT GROUP, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at NAMI Clark County Office, 2801 Fort Vancouver Way. For those needing a safe and confidential environment to meet to discuss their mental health issues. 360-695-2823.

FAMILIES ANONYMOUS, 7 p.m. at Orchards United Methodist Church, 11000 N.E. Fourth Plain Road. A free self-help program for people concerned about drug abuse and behavior problems of a relative or friend. 360-835-1066 or 360-991-8826.



FREE TAX HELP FROM AARP TAX AIDE, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 108 W. 27th St. Photo ID is required and you must bring original issue Social Security card or ITIN 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.

CARITAS QUILTERS, offering quilters of all levels an area and equipment to use from 1 to 4 p.m. at 4610 N.E. 138th Place. The group sells or donates its projects to purchase items for the needy. Jeanne LaViollette, 360-892-0686.

SEARCHING THE INTERNET, 2 to 4 p.m. at Vancouver Community Library, 1007 E. Mill Plain Blvd. Learn three ways to move around on the Internet. Please complete Introduction to the Internet first or have equivalent experience. 360-695-1566.

ESL CONVERSATION GROUP, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 S.E. Eighth Way, Battle Ground. Children’s activities provided. 360-687-2322.

FOUNDATIONS OF INVESTING SEMINAR, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 9901 N.E. Seventh Ave., Suite A102. Learn the basics of the stock and bond markets and getting started on financial planning. No cost, but reservations are required. 360-573-6604,


NUTRIENTS FOR LIFE, 1 to 4 p.m. March 27 at The Academy, 400 E. Evergreen Blvd., No. 307. Learn how to naturally manage digestion problems, strengthen the immune system, lose weight, and improve overall health; $25, pre-registration required. 360-695-3118.

GENEALOGY SEMINARS, “Out on the Web: What is New on the Internet,” 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday; “ Out of the Mainstream: Hidden Sources and Records,” noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 18300 N.E. 18th St. Taught by Barbara and Hal Hovorka. Barbara Hovorka taught at Portland Community College for more than 15 years. Classes are free; a small charge covers the cost of handouts. 360-944-5773.



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


BENEFIT DINNER, 6 p.m. at the Eagles Lodge, 107 E. Seventh St. Pork chops, mashed potatoes and gravy, veggie, biscuit, salad and dessert. $8. Prepared and served by CB Club.Karaoke to follow by Ruth Fox. 360-693-8119.

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