Planning for the future: Attorney Margaret Madison Phelan will present a seminar on how to protect the home and family from catastrophic illness and nursing home expenses, 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Register, location: 360-696-2069.
Business After Hours: This event offers an opportunity for business professionals to network in a social setting from 5 to 7 p.m. at Elite Care at Sylvan Park, 2410 N.E. 112th Ave., Vancouver. Sponsored by Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. $10 members; $20 others. Register: 360-694-2588.
Marketing workshop: Vancouver SCORE will present a workshop, Smart Marketing for Success, from 9 a.m. to noon at SCORE, 4001 Main St., Suite 220, Vancouver. The class will be led by SCORE volunteer Ava Stevens. $55. Register: http://conta.cc/1dyGsHJ.
Home foreclosure prevention: The Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program will offer a free foreclosure prevention and information seminar from 6 to 7 p.m. April 1 at 1409 Franklin St., Suite 101, Vancouver. The foreclosure process will be explained, and information about accessing free legal services will be offered. Jacky Sabin, program coordinator, 360-334-4007.
Employment law update: Attorney Linda Frischmeyer will offer a brown-bag employment law lunch discussion from 8 to 10 a.m. April 3 at the Landerholm law offices, 805 Broadway, Suite 1000, Vancouver. Topic: semiannual employment law update. $45 per person, includes continental breakfast. Register: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call 360-816-2475.
Free tax help: 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, and the taxpayer must bring acceptable proof of Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number for every person on the tax return. Trained AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will offer assistance with personal income tax returns at:
o Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St.;
o Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C E. Tenney Road;
o Cascade Park Community Library, 600 N.E. 136th Ave.;
o Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 S.E. Eighth St., Battle Ground;
o Marshall Community Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd.;
o 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.