Business After Hours: Meet business professionals at a networking event, 5 to 7 p.m. at Computer Guy Northwest, 3303 N.E. Minnehaha St., Suite E, Vancouver. Sponsored by Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. Cost: $10 members; $20 others. * Register: 360-694-2588.Estate planning: Attorney Margaret Madison Phelan will present a seminar on how to avoid problems with estates, 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 28. Free. Location, necessary reservations, 360-696-2069.
Home foreclosure prevention: The Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program hosts a free foreclosure prevention and information seminar from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 4 and 18 at 1409 Franklin St., Suite 101, Vancouver. The foreclosure process and timelines are explained, and homeowners are provided with information about accessing free legal services. Jacky Sabin, program coordinator, 360-334-4007.
Free tax help for low income: Free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low and moderate income of all ages, with special attention to those ages 60 and older, is available from AARP Tax-Aide Feb. 1 through April 15. Photo identification is required for the taxpayer present, along with acceptable proof of Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number for every person on the tax return. AARP Tax-Aide volunteers, trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, will offer assistance with personal income tax returns at the following sites: Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St.; Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C E. Tenney Road; Cascade Park Community Library, 600 N.E. 136th Ave.; Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 S.E. Eighth St., Battle Ground; Marshall Community Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd.; Community Housing Resource Center, 103 E. 29th St.* 888-687-2277 or aarp-tax-aide-sw-washington.org.
The Columbian welcomes submissions about Clark County residents or businesses as well as regional business events. Information must be received by noon Tuesday preceding the intended Monday publication date. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 360-735-4598.