Manage personal finances: Angela Dockum, financial adviser with Waddell & Reed, will discuss how to take control of personal finances, 6:30 p.m. at Waddell & Reed, 16219 S.E. 12th St., Suite 203, Vancouver. A light dinner will be served at 6 p.m. * Register: firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-694-1266, ext 131.
Home foreclosure prevention: The Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program hosts a free foreclosure prevention and information seminar from 6-7 p.m. 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.
Leadership Clark County: Information meeting 5:30 p.m. for candidates interested in learning more about the community leadership program and applying to enter the Class of 2015, in Community Room at Clark Public Utilities, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Free. * Reservations: email@example.com or 360-567-1085.
Financial workshop: Vicki Fitzsimmons of Edward Jones Investments presents a free seminar, “Tax Fee Investing,” 5:30-6:15 p.m. at 9901 N.E. Seventh Ave., Suite A102, Vancouver. Discussion on the features, benefits, tax law implications and three ways to purchase municipal bonds. * Register: Debra, 360-573-6604.
Employment law: Attorney Linda E. Frischmeyer will hold a brown bag employment law lunch discussion, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Landerholm law offices, 805 Broadway, Suite 1000, Vancouver. Topic: “Communicating with Employees about Work Restrictions and Disability Accommodation.” Cost is $20, cash or check at the door. * Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call 360-816-2475.
Business After Hours: Meet business professionals in a social setting for networking, 5-7 p.m. at Elite Care at Sylvan Park, 2410 N.E. 112th Ave., Vancouver. Sponsored by Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. Cost: $10 members; $20 others. * Register: 360-694-2588.
Planning for the future: Attorney Margaret Madison Phelan will present a seminar on how to protect your home and family from catastrophic illness and nursing home expenses, 10 a.m. to noon March 25. Free. * Location, necessary reservations, 360-696-2069.
Smart marketing workshop: Vancouver SCORE will present a workshop, Smart Marketing for Success, 9 a.m. to noon March 26 at SCORE office, 4001 Main St., Suite 220, Vancouver. The class will be led by SCORE volunteer Ava Stevens. Cost, $55. * Register: http://scorevancouver.org/training/, 360-699-1079.
Fee 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 age 60 and older, is available from AARP Tax-Aide through April 15. Photo ID is required for the taxpayer present and must bring 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 http://aarp-tax-aide-sw-washington.org
The Columbian welcomes submissions about Clark County residents or businesses as well as 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.