CALENDAR OF EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Calendar August ‘17
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Ventriloquist Vikki Gasko Green at Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C NE Tenney Rd., Vancouver. Join ventriloquist Vikki Gasko Green for an entertaining show filled with magic, and lots of audience participation that encourages reading, writing, no bullying, language, and geography. 11 am National Night Out in Yacolt. BBQ, root beer floats, fun and games at Yacolt Town Park, sponsored by the Town of Yacolt. Dunk Tank, Tug of War and other activities. This is a family event. No dogs allowed at this event. 6-8 pm
Photo Credit: City of Vancouver, Water Resources Education Center
MAKE a Better World at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. This summer, make something that benefits the community. Each month we’ll focus on a new project to donate to a community organization. This month we
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will make prosthetic hands for Enabling the Future. 6:30-7:30 pm
Kids Story and Craft Time with Grandma Marilyn at Boomerang, 808 Main St., Vancouver. “Grandma Marilyn” sits with the children on the floor, in the Boomerang Library and dramatizes a book with the little ones. The book reading is followed by a kid’s craft adventure. Moms sit nearby and enjoy a “barista-drawn” coffee. 10 am Creature Feature Reptile Zoo Reptiles at La Center Community Library, La Center. A fascinating, interactive and educational reptile program for all ages. 10:30-11:30 am Science in the Park at Esther Short Park, Columbia St., Vancouver. A special learning treat awaits families who enjoy
Vancouver’s Noon Concert Series. Prior to and during the Noon Concert, children can try hands-on crafts and experiments, all designed for fun and learning about water, nature and the environment. This year’s theme is Taking Care of our Changing Planet. 11 am-1 pm Playshop! at Kazoodles Toys, 13503 SE Mill Plain Blvd. #B3, Vancouver. Join us for new activities each week. Today’s theme is Outdoor games: make and play games in the great outdoors. $2. 11 am Imagine Home Realty, LLC Noon Concerts at Esther Short Park, W. 8th and Columbia St., Vancouver. This is a great way to add musical inspiration to your work week. Bring your friends and family down to Esther Short Park on Wednesdays throughout July and August, grab a spot on the lawn, and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and sounds of summer. Parking is available at the Vancouver Center Garage at 601 Columbia St. This week’s line up: Three Together. Free. 12-1 pm Creature Feature Reptile Zoo Reptiles at Woodland Community Center, 782 Park St., Woodland. (See Aug. 2) 1-2 pm
The Water Resources Education Center’s weekly Reading in the Wild Series is a popular event for children ages 3-6.
Camas Farmer’s Market at 4th Ave, between Everett and Franklin, Camas. Come to nibble or shop ’til you drop. A variety of local produce, plants, and food all from local vendors. 3-7 pm
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Boredom Busters: Build a Bot at The Mall Library Connection, 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Dr., Ste. 285, Vancouver. Build a 3-dimensional bot from recycled materials. 3-4 pm The Music of Okaidja Afroso at Washougal Community Library, 1661 C St., Washougal. With song, instruments and dance, Okaidja combines a spicy fusion of spirited Ghanaian music with diverse cross-cultural influences. For families with kids ages 3-12. 4-5 pm Guided Walks at Columbia Springs,12208 SE Evergreen Hwy., Vancouver. Each guided walk consists of an easy stroll or tour with themes like plants, animals, geology, local history and our fish hatchery. Walks occur on the first and third Wednesdays of the month through October. All ages. No registration required, spots available first come, first served to the first 30 visitors. All guided walks meet at the SWIFT Classroom at Columbia Springs. For upcoming walks and their themes: www.columbiasprings. org/events. $5 suggested donation. 5:30-6:30 pm
Reading in the Wild: Story and Nature Series at City of Vancouver Water Resources Education Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver. The City of Vancouver’s Water Resources Education Center offers this outdoor reading series continued on page 28
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