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contents August ’10 FEATURE ARTICLES

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Million Girl Revolution Dallas Jessup Just Yells Fire

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Broadening the Image of Beauty Helping girls navigate the teen years

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Getting Back to School-Year Sleep Transitioning back to school-year sleep habits

16 Getting Back to School-Year Sleep

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Broadening the Image of Beauty

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Cover Story (see page 8)

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Editor’s Notes

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Local Business Spotlight Yeah Yeah Out Loud

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Your Money’s Worth Invest your two cents: Get big dividends

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Dear Dana Is a little positive reinforcement too much for a wife to ask?

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Calendar of Events & Activities

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Dear Dana: Positive reinforcement in relationships

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8 Million Girl Revolution

Local News Briefs The Fatal Mistake Any Parent Can Make Blog Activity of the Month

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On the the Cover: Cover: On

Editor’s Notes Could summer really be drawing to a close? Of course, the beginning of the end is bittersweet for parents of school-age kids. In June, the lazier schedule and rhythms of summer are a welcome respite from afternoons filled with homework, church, and extracurricular activities—not to mention dinner in there somewhere. Yet, children seem scarcely to know what to do with all the time that parents find so precious, and the inevitable refrain of “I’m bored” can often be heard. The first day of school, then, comes as a relief to many parents and children alike. That said, the rush to gather school supplies and adjust schedules can be overwhelming, especially in contrast to the previous months’ pace. With another school year looming, let’s take the opportunity to squeeze out every last drop of summertime. To find out all Southwest Washington has to offer, be sure to browse our calendar of events and activities (see pg. 26), and many more events online at www. vancouverfamilymagazine.com). It’s the most comprehensive calendar of family events in the area; from Jantzen Beach up to Woodland. Most events are free!

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Cover Story: Million Girl Revolution Starts in Vancouver

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In the fall of 2005, Dallas Jessup of Vancouver had no idea how many lives she would go on to touch in the next five years. She was a freshman in high school when her mother shared with her the television surveillance footage of Florida teenager Carlie Brucia’s abduction. “As I watched [the footage],” says Jessup, “I realized that that could have been anybody, that could have been me, my best friend or a thousand other teenage girls.” At home in Vancouver, several high-profile attempted and actual abductions took place in the Portland and Vancouver area where Dallas lived and went to school. Knowing that she had a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and

a second degree in Filipino Street Fighting, Jessup’s friends began to ask her about self-defense. “So I thought about it, talked to a couple of my good friends and it just kind of all came together,” says

Most kids want to make a difference but they don’t believe they can, and kids are worried about being embarrassed so they want to make sure they know how to get from point A to point B without embarrassment.

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Jessup. “Why can’t I make a video to show the 650 girls at my school how to get away? So, that can be my community service project and I can make a difference in 650 girls’ lives.”

In September 2005, along with her mother, Jessup filmed and wrote a video on self defense and safety skills. Her work would provide selfdefense instruction to her friends and would fulfill her school’s required community service project, necessary for graduation. After reading the script, an instructor asked if he could show it to a few friends that worked in the film industry. Mother and daughter agreed. Within 60 days, a professional director and film crew signed up to work on the video project. The 100 extras necessary for filming were easy to find once Jessup approached family and friends in the Vancouver and Portland area. Clackamas Community College donated the filming location and local companies donated food during the five days that it took to produce the movie. Filming took place in June of 2006.

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Cover Story: Million Girl Revolution Starts in Vancouver continued

Behind the scenes during the filming of Just

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In September 2006, the film, Just Yell Fire, a video that teaches girls ages 11-19 how to defend themselves from predators, debuted at her school. “I was not quite sure how they would receive it,” she recalls. “It was an all school mandatory thing for them to go to. I ended up getting two standing ovations. They loved it, they were cheering, and they were really proud. It was just great to have that acceptance from my peers that I go to school with every day.”

10,000 miles a month to present the concepts of Just Yell Fire in seminars across the world.

Following the film’s debut, Jessup created a non-profit organization, also called Just Yell Fire, and put the video online for free downloads. In an effort to provide free DVDs to girls without Internet access, she began fundraising efforts to absorb the extra costs. By 2007, Just Yell Fire was a very popular download on the Internet and the recipient of multiple awards. Jessup and her organization began to get national attention.

In April 2008, Jessup received the National Caring Award. During the ceremony she met another recipient, Vasanth Kuppuswamy, who was working in rural villages in India. He spoke to her of the problems India faces with the human trafficking trade.

Following the success of Just Yell Fire, Jessup created new programs and expanded the focus of her non-profit. Teen safety seminars were offered to schools, colleges, law enforcement agencies, homeless shelters and other teen focused There is no businesses. A “Train doubt that the Trainer” program Jessup is was created and changing the implemented, world. Her designed to teach program, Just coaches, educators Yell Fire is now and other community offered as a leaders the Just credit course Yell Fire safety at MIT. techniques. During the years 20072009, Jessup would travel approximately 10

In 2007, Battle Ground rock band Enation dedicated the song Permission to Dream to Just Yell Fire. They even invited Jessup to star in the music video. “It was awesome!” she says. “They are really good men and for them to donate their song and use their celebrity to help out Just Yell Fire, it was a very sweet and kind thing for them to do.”

“I had never really thought about human trafficking before that,” says Jessup. When Kuppuswamy asked her to come to India and teach the young girls how to defend themselves, she agreed. Jessup and Kuppuswamy toured 12 high schools and colleges with audiences ranging from 200 to 2,000 members. When necessary, Kuppuswamy assisted Jessup with the language barrier. “The presentations were a lot different from the United States because these girls did not even realize the problem was out there,” says Jessup. “The villages were so small that they had no idea what was going on outside of their village.” She taught them the skills necessary to fight back if someone tried to abduct them into human slavery. “Despite the cultural differences, and the different situations that girls face, defending yourself is still important no matter where you are in the world,” says Jessup.

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Feature Article: Broadening the Image of Beauty

Broadening the image of beauty by Davi Nabors, LMHC, NCC

Adolescence is often the most challenging and sometimes gut-wrenching time of any girl’s life. Riding a rollercoaster of physical and emotional changes, girls place incredibly high importance on being accepted by others, and they strive frantically to achieve society’s illusive standard of beauty. In search of approval, impressionable young ladies embrace brightly smiling, super-skinny fashion models and actresses as their role models. Never mind that those digitally enhanced images are typically the result of a dangerously unhealthy or unattainable lifestyle. When adolescent girls discover they cannot measure up, self esteem tends to plunge into a lonely, downward spiral. Depression, eating disorders, high risk behavior and a host of other serious problems often result. On a positive note, national and international attention to this tragic epidemic has gained momentum, and girls’ lives and perceptions are being restored. In her latest book, Secrets Girls Keep: What Girls Hide (and Why) and How to Break the Stress of Silence, Carrie Silver-Stock discusses eating disorders and other frightening issues that girls face, but are too ashamed to share with others. Silver-Stock can relate to the pain and exhaustion of protecting those secrets. As a teen, she personally struggled with depression and anorexia. “I believe the expectation for girls to be thin has been around for some time,” she says. “Unfortunately, our culture has become more and more sexualized especially in the last 10-15 years. So, where a few generations ago might have watched American Bandstand, now kids watch MTV, which features very sexual content at times. Our technological advances have also created a fast paced visual culture where kids are seeing more images, videos, multi-media, etc.” Silver-Stock’s vision and hope is to help girls break the silence and support one another as they overcome teenage challenges. On an international level, the Dove Campaign for Real

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Feature Article: Broadening the Image of Beauty (continued) continued from page 12

studies consistently show that parents have one of the strongest influences on how their daughter values herself. What we say and what we do on a day-to-day basis will likely have a significant, longterm impact. Therefore, it’s important to first, examine our own values about beauty and body image, and second, learn ways to bring out the genuine best in our children. Silver-Stock suggests the following considerations for parents in regards to cultivating a healthy body image in children: 1.  Whatever age your children are, they watch and listen to what you say and how you act. Parents need to be alert to how they model body image for their kids. Do they put themselves down or make comments about the body image of others? Do they put pressure on their children to look a certain way? Are parents modeling and incorporating healthy body image for their children?  It’s important for parents to teach kids how to have healthy bodies.  This means eating a balanced diet, exercising, sleeping regularly, etc. 2.  Monitor what your kids watch on TV, movies, magazines.  Many of the mainstream media has sexualized images or even airbrushed models that portray an inaccurate picture of how girls and boys look and act. Don’t be afraid to talk about or discuss what they are seeing.  Use open ended questions to facilitate more dialogue.  3.  Watch your child’s words and actions. Do they feel comfortable in their own body? Do they have healthy eating habits? Do they ever talk about their weight as a problem? Are they constantly checking themselves in the mirror? If you see drastic changes in your child’s

behavior or patterns you are concerned about, don’t be afraid to address it by either discussing it with a professional or bringing it up to your child. Your daughter is paying attention. In addition, mothers and fathers alike can stress health and fitness rather than diet and thinness. As a family, work together to make healthy choices when planning menus or eating out. Focus on foods that add nourishment not empty calories. And get outside and play. Be active, ride your bikes, take a hike, weed the garden, or let the dog take your family for a walk. Finally, if you watch TV, occasionally do it together. Take time to point out celebrities who are rail-thin and share thought-provoking observations like, “I wonder how much time she spends worrying about her weight.” Or “I wonder why the media portrays such unrealistic images of girls as the norm.” Moms and dads, teach your daughter to love herself on the inside and out. Affirm her strength and resiliency when she faces adversity. Help her to develop her talents and natural gifts and to use them to make a difference in other people’s lives. Encourage her to try a wide range of activities, to discover more of her strengths and abilities, and to celebrate her distinctively special value. I believe Moriah Smith, a beautiful and highly accomplished, teenage ballet dancer from Battle Ground, states it most eloquently, “You were created to be you and only you. So don’t conform to the image of the world. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so look in the mirror and behold you are beautiful.” Davi Nabors is a Battle Ground licensed counselor, parenting coach, and motivational speaker. She can be reached at davi@triathlonparenting.com and www. triathlonparenting.com.

Mothers and fathers alike can stress health and fitness rather than diet and thinness. As a family, work together to make healthy choices when planning menus or eating out.

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Feature Article: Getting Back to School-Year Sleep

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Slow and Steady

With fall on the horizon, supply lists have been checked off, overgrown locks trimmed, and backpacks filled to the brim. But if kids haven’t transitioned back to school-year sleep habits, they’re not ready for the first day.

Kids depend on a regular sleep schedule, so don’t wait until the last day of summer to dig out the alarm clock. Rising early after months of sleeping in can shock little bodies and leave kids in a daze during the critical first weeks of school.

Trading summer’s relaxed sleep schedule for a school-year routine is an important part of back-to-school prep, says Dr. Roslinde Collins, medical director of the Sleep Center at Vermont’s Rutland Regional Medical Center. Reestablishing an earlier time for lights-out helps ensure that kids get the rest they need to shine at school. Kids who get their required 9-12 hours of nightly slumber are primed for schoolyear success. Proper rest helps children learn and retain information, because memories are incorporated during REM sleep. If a late summer bedtime lingers into the school year, kids will be subject to grouchiness, inattentiveness, or worse. “Chronically sleep-deprived children often exhibit symptoms of hyperactivity and can even be diagnosed with ADHD,” says Collins. Don’t expect kids to fall back into their school-year sleep habits without some help. While you can’t make them celebrate summer’s end, you can plan for brighter mornings and happier days with some advance preparation. 16

Instead, give them time to adjust to the new schedule. Beginning a week before the first day, wake kids 15 minutes earlier in the morning, and move bedtime earlier by the same amount of time. Continue adjusting both wake-up and bedtime by 15 to 20 minutes per day until both are appropriate for their school-day schedule.   Early to Bed, Early to Rise During the transition, adjust both bedtime and wake-up time. Hitting the sack early isn’t enough, says Collins; kids won’t be tired enough to fall asleep at an earlier hour unless they’re also waking earlier in the morning. Once they’re up, let the sun shine in—fling open curtains to expose them to morning light, and serve breakfast in the brightest spot in the house. They’ll be awake in no time, and the light will reset their internal clock to help them fall asleep earlier at night.

curtains to block out late-summer rays and limit stimulating television and video games. Spend time winding down as a family with books and other quiet activities. Stay in the Groove Kids’ bodies and brains depend on consistency, so aim to keep bedtimes in check even on weekends and school breaks. Collins recommends keeping school vacation bedtimes no more than an hour later than normal. Sleeping in on weekends is a reality of our sleep-starved culture, but it’s no substitute for good everyday habits. A general rule of thumb: “If kids have to sleep in more than two hours later than normal on weekends, they’re probably not getting enough sleep during the week,” says Collins. When it comes to sleep, kids are not little adults. “Parents often wonder why it’s hard to get their child up and ready for school after eight hours of sleep. They’re not done sleeping yet!” says Collins. Good school-year snooze habits can make this year their best yet. A native of Southwest Washington, Malia Jacobson is a freelance writer and mom of two well-rested children.

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Cover Story: Million Girl Revolution Starts in Vancouver continued continued from page 10

In 2008, Jessup was approached by a publishing company wanting her to write a book about herself and Just Yell Fire. She turned the offer down. “I told the publisher that I did not want to write that book because I did not think it was beneficial to my audience,” she says. “Everything, most everything, that is necessary to know about what I do is on the website, people have already read it, they hear it all the time, what kids need is a 'how-to’ guide book. I saw that there was a need for this book, through all the presentations that I do. There are anywhere from 2-10 girls that come up to me after, saying say they want to help the elderly, homeless animals, help feed the hungry, etc. They want to make a difference and if they believe they can make a difference, everyone can.” The publisher agreed to have her write a how-to book for youth activism, later entitled Young Revolutionaries Who Rock, published in 2009. It contains solid advice, examples of different youth activists, and different causes and routes that teens can take to get involved and change the world. “Most kids want to make a difference but they don’t believe they can, and kids are worried about being embarrassed so they want to make sure they know how to get from point A to point B without embarrassment,” says Jessup. “That’s what this book is there to show them, how to pick a cause and how to follow through with it.” In March 2010, Jessup testified in front of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Tom Lantos Commission on Human Rights. She was speaking on the behalf of Just Yell Fire; to help put a stop to predators and modern day slave traders and to educate the young women ages 11-19 about how to defend themselves. She explained that the Just Yell Fire solution to this problem was to empower the young

women of the world through self defense skills. “It is the teenage girl on the front lines of human trafficking who becomes the hero; who will put the end to human trafficking in this generation,” says Jessup. She offered a realistic solution that would include a 5-hour training course in self defense, danger avoidance and getaway skills that would be offered to each girl, every year of attendance in high school. She explained that most teenage girls attend high school and this would provide the most effective way to reach the largest majority of young women and save the most lives. Shortly after her appearance before the Congressional Committee, two San Diego teenagers were abducted and killed. Shortly afterwards, California senator Christine Kehoe contacted Just Yell Fire for information about their program, including Jessup’s testimony at the Congressional Committee, and used it to write a bill. Senate Bill 1290 would allow self-defense training to become a mandatory part of the standard physical education program for students in grade 7-12. “The bill has already passed the first two levels to make self-defense mandatory in every school from seventh grade to the senior year in California,” explains Maggie Jessup, Dallas’s mother. “Every school has safety week every year. The way many schools are doing it is to have the girls watch the film in health class and then that week in P.E., they learn the moves.” There is no doubt that Jessup is changing the world. Her program, Just Yell Fire is now offered as a credit course at MIT. Just Yell Fire spans across 45 countries. With over 1,200,000 downloads and ship-outs of the video, the nonprofit agency still offers the free download and DVDs today, and proves true its tagline, The Million Girl Revolution. “The best part of my job is definitely the girls,” Jessup says. “After a presentation, girls know how to fight back, they are excited, cheering and clapping which means there are less girls out there to become victims.” Melissa Lindberg is a freelance writer, educator, speaker and writing coach. She lives in Battle Ground with her husband and three sons. She is available at melissalindberg@q.com.

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By Melissa Lindberg Kathy Carpenter knows the power of an inner cheerleader from her own childhood. Growing up with the last name Failes, Kathy was often teased by her peers, chanting “Kathy Failes” in a negative use of her own name. Upset, she went home to her father and explained the trouble she was having at school. He wisely told her, “just tell them your middle name is Never. It worked. When you meet Kathy (Failes) Carpenter, it is quite obvious that the advice of her father was the catalyst to her empowered approach on life. As a mother of two, Carpenter cheered her daughters through the academic and athletic activities that they participated in during their school years. Her voice could always be heard calling from the sidelines to support the efforts of her kids and their teams. Kathy’s official “Yeah, Yeah” cheer originated during an intense soccer tournament involving her youngest daughter. Continual cheering during the demanding schedule of 2-3 games per day, over a three-day period, cost Carpenter her voice. By the end of the tournament, all she could shout was “Yeah, Yeah.” At the conclusion of the tournament and the awarding of second place medals for her daughter’s team, the team returned the “Yeah, Yeah” cheer to Carpenter and the other parents. At this moment, “Yeah, Yeah” became Carpenter’s trademark with team members, family and friends. When anyone heard it called out in the crowd, they knew that Carpenter was there, cheering the team on to victory. After the girls went away to college, it seemed that Carpenter’s “Yeah, Yeah” days were

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over. Transitioning into her role as an “online mom,” she began learning new text and email acronyms. One day she created her own special acronym, “Y-Y-O-L” (Yeah! Yeah! Out Loud!), using her trademark cheer in text and email messages enabled her children to “hear” her voice over the Internet. Following her daughters departure to college, a special request arrived from a close family friend. He wanted Carpenter to attend his “mom weekend” at college as his adopted mom. His request led her to realize the importance of recognized cheerleaders and how her trademark “Yeah, Yeah” could play a role in helping other children to discover their inner cheerleader. Carpenter had never imagined herself to be a children’s author but slowly the special moments in her own life began to evolve into the Yeah! Yeah! Out Loud! program. The main characters, Hur-Ray© and Kiddazy©, offer a message of encouragement, positive selfesteem and paying forward to the success of others. The more she thought about the concept, the more convinced she became to share it with others. In 2004 she began to move from idea to reality. The result is a self esteem program designed to empower kids ages 3-8. “Yeah! Yeah! Out Loud!” (YYOL) is designed for young children, yet offers a universal message of community and positive self esteem that is fit for all ages. The program can be used in a classroom, at a church or in the individual home with equal success. The YYOL kit includes a Hur-Ray (the sun) and Kiddazy (the daisy) puppets, a picture book, online access to a variety of downloadable crosscurricular documents that enhance the learning

experience, a YYOL folder for storage of the documents and an YYOL tote. The story line begins with the enthusiastic support and cheering of Hur-Ray as he watches and encourages the growth of a flower seed, which grows into Kiddazy (the flower). Once grown, Kiddazy acknowledges the support of Hur-Ray and in turn encourages the growth of the flower seeds that are also growing in the area. In February 2010, YYOL received the Dove Foundation seal of approval for family entertainment Children and adults understand and recognize the power of Hur-Ray and the lessons learned by Kiddazy, easily understanding the connection of parent (educator, coach, and team leader) to child, and the value of supporting one another through positive reinforcement. The Yeah! Yeah! Out Loud! kits are available for purchase online at www. yeahyeahoutloud.com. YYOL has been translated into German and Spanish, and HurRay and Kiddazy can be seen on the televised program Krysta’s Kingdom on KTV (check local listings). YYOL Workshops and training seminars are available. To schedule a seminar for your organization, contact Carpenter by calling 866-Its-YYOL (866-487-9965), or visiting www. yeahyeahoutloud.com. Melissa Lindberg is a freelance writer, educator, speaker and writing coach. She lives in Battle Ground with her husband and three sons. She is available at melissalindberg@q.com.

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In Every Issue: Your Money’s Worth: Invest Your Two Cents: Get Big Dividends

Read each month as Battle Ground mother, Davi Nabors, coaches us on the art of penny pinching.

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invest your Businesses that genuinely value their customers are easy to spot and a pleasure to frequent. Savvy business owners understand the value of a satisfied customer and actively solicit feedback (both positive and negative) while aiming higher to please. As a consumer, taking the extra time and effort to express your personal opinions can pay off in many valuable ways.

Inquiring Minds Will Pay to Know Restaurants The next time you have a particularly enjoyable or miserable experience while dining out, ask to speak to the manager on duty. Managers have the power to make necessary changes and offer free desserts or complimentary meals to

cents: get BIG dividends.

show their appreciation for candid feedback. If you’re the type who shies away from face to face confrontation, jot your compliments or complaints on a comment card and leave it with the hostess. Don’t forget to include your contact information if you are hoping to receive compensation or a reply. Retailers From fast food chains to grocery stores and other retailers, companies are eager to know how their products and service measure up. Scan the bottom of register receipts, to find invitations to complete a brief telephone or internet survey. Survey opportunities typically expire in less than a week, so be sure to act right away. For taking time to share your perspective, rewards may include valuable coupons, free items or special services during your next visit. Manufacturers Major manufacturers also wait with open ears. The next time you discover your favorite candy bar has shrunk again within its deceptively large packaging, or you find yourself drooling over the latest granola bar variety, let the manufacturers know how you feel. Email, call or write to customer service through the contact information on the product’s package or label. You will be asked for the product’s production or bar code, so keep that

handy if it’s available. At the end of your correspondence, politely ask if coupons are available. Don’t assume that they will be offered automatically. Hotels This may sound a little creepy, but one of the latest trends in hotel and resort customer care involves monitoring the online musings of overnight guests. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, disgruntled guests who tweet or post a comment on a hotel’s Facebook page may be pleasantly surprised by the response they receive. To get the front desk’s attention before you even check in, locate the hotel’s Twitter or Facebook account before your visit and post a comment that says you are looking forward to your stay. Once you are there, if you have a complaint, be specific in your explanation of the problem and use the hotel’s unique handle or Twitter name. Likewise, if you’ve experienced something extra special during your visit, posting detailed compliments may be met with VIP service, as well. If nothing else, it’s bound to brighten someone’s day. Davi Nabors is a Battle Ground mother of two boys. Visit her website at www. triathlonparenting.com.

Many grocery receipts contain opportunities to complete a survey, allowing consumers to share their perspectives on products and service. Rewards, coupons and free items can be offered for completed surveys.

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In Every Issue: Dear Dana

DEAR DANA

Dear Dana is a regular, interactive feature in Vancouver Family Magazine. Each month, mediator Dana Greyson tackles tough questions with insightful advice and suggestions.

Dear Dana, Sometimes I could just use a little positive reinforcement. And sometimes, on my way out the door, I could use a little objective assessment… to make sure nothing’s showing that shouldn’t, like spinach between my teeth, a size that looks too small, or baby goop stains on my shirt. Whenever I ask, my husband rolls his eyes and sighs, and then ignores me. Am I. . . -Asking Too Much?

feedback, you’re probably not going to be too thrilled if he points out your button’s popping (because you put on 10 pounds). He probably knows that. If on the other hand, you really want to know you’re ready to rock-and-roll with a flawless appearance, does he feel safe enough to point out a popping a button, or will he be concerned you’re going to get upset with him if he does? Tough dilemma even for a man who wants to be a supportive partner. How to help?

Dear ATM, An old cliché may help here: “Insanity is the act of doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.” Your question’s not a crazy one; it’s a common one.

Offer clarity. Let him know what you need—a compliment, or total honesty, and why. Remember to thank him when he does help you in a way that works for you. It’s one of the best ways to encourage him in the future, as well as simply appreciating and recognizing his effort.

Since you continue to get the same result from your husband, what can you do different? Here are a couple options:

Consider his capability. Is he capable of offering either positive feedback or a genuine check? Is it something he’s done well before? If he is capable, and not delivering, it’s worth a chat to discover why that’s changed. Is it something he has time to do properly when he’s asked? Or do your timing and his timing not mesh? Most likely, since you’re the one asking for help, you’ll need to check in with him on how to time your requests better. If he’s not capable, then is he coachable? If he’s not coachable, then yes, you probably are unrealistic to expect his support in that respect. Remember there are some other excellent reasons you married him, and love him for who he is.

 Help your husband help you  Look elsewhere  Look inside Help your husband help you You say you’re looking for positive reinforcement. You also say you’re looking for an objective assessment. If you’re about to pop a button because you put on 10 pounds since you last wore that blouse, if you really want positive

Get help elsewhere If he’s not capable, not coachable or doesn’t have time, where else can you get the help you need? A friend? A neighbor? Family? A colleague? Take the initiative to find a more reliable resource. A quick fix, if you’re willing to be more satisfied with fast food than soul food, check out “How to Fish for a Compliment” at www.ehow.com/ how_2202522_fish-for-compliments.html. Look inside When all else fails, help yourself. Heck, even if all else doesn’t fail—are you looking outside for what’s missing inside? What can you do to feel more confident, more self-reliant? Can you give yourself a little extra time to check yourself out? Do you have a usable set of mirrors to give yourself a total 360-degree review (a much cheaper option than ongoing spousal dissatisfaction)? If it’s not really a realistic assessment you’re seeking, and you’re really just fishing for compliments, why is that important to you? How can you find that sense of selfcontinued on next page

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confidence, appreciation of what a wonderful person you are, inside yourself? Focus on when you’ve felt your best, your most confident, radiant self. What can you do to recapture “that loving feeling”? If you’ve never felt it, or are feeling stuck on how to reconnect with it, find someone you trust that can help you discover or rediscover your best self. Is that a close friend, through your faith, from a good book, a workshop, or a counselor? “We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?  Actually, who are you not to be?” —Marianne Williamson Find and appreciate that wonderful person inside yourself, and enjoy the journey. If your husband can help, that’s a bonus worth celebrating. If not, do it for yourself, as you’re the only one who’s there to help, 24/7. Email your questions for Dana to dana.greyson@gmail. com. Visit her websites at www.xandparent.com and www. positivechangemediation.com.

1 Let your partner know clearly what you need (honest opinion or a compliment [compliment only if all systems are go])

2 Show your appreciation 3 Give your partner enough time 4 Keep your expectations realistic (without resentment) 5 If you need help elsewhere, get it 6 Become more self-reliant 7 Rediscover and reinforce your self-esteem by focusing on your best qualities

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Calendar of Events & Activities

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Events are subject to change. Please contact organization directly to confirm. All library events and free and open to the public! 2 Monday FunWagon every Monday through August 16 at Eisenhower Park, 9201 NW 9th Ave., Vancouver. Free supervised arts, crafts, and active games, with a focus on adventure play and encouraging good health. Designed for ages 5-12, younger kids with parents and caregivers are invited to play too. 10 am-12 pm Puckett Family Magic at La Center Community Library, 1411 NE Lockwood Creek Rd., La Center. Through the multisensory approach of illusion, Mike encourages the one who struggles with reading as well as the avid reader to reach their full potential by reading for fun and knowledge. Designed for all ages. 10 am FunWagon every Monday through August 16 at Shumway Park, 3014 F St., Vancouver. Free supervised arts, crafts, and active games, with a focus on adventure play and encouraging good health. Designed for ages 5-12, younger kids with parents and caregivers are invited to play too. 1-3 pm 3 Tuesday Café Learn and Play Storytelling

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every Tuesday at Café Sip ‘n’ Play, 3000 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver. Songs and ABC’s for ages 5 and under. Free. 10 am Free Family Film Festival at Regal Cinema 99, 9010 NE Hwy 99, Hazel Dell. See ad on pg __ for movie schedule. 10 am FunWagon every Tuesday through August 17 at Edgewood Park, 3212 E Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver. (See Aug. 2) 10 am12 pm Kazoodles Toys East Side Stories and Songs for Preschoolers. Free every Tuesday at 13503 SE Mill Plain Blvd. #B-3, Vancouver. 10:30 am Jay Frasier at Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C NE Tenney Rd., Vancouver. Jay connects his amazing balloon sculpting, storytelling and puppetry to the fun of books and reading. 11 am FunWagon every Tuesday through August 17 at Peter S. Ogden Park, NE 83rd Ave. off of 27th St., Vancouver. (See Aug. 2) 1-3 pm Fairy Houses at Kazoodles Toys East Side, 13503 SE Mill Plain Blvd. #B-3, Vancouver. Build a fairy house out of natural materials. 2 pm 4 Wednesday Battle Ground Parks & Recreation Free Summer Playgrounds drop-in program

for youth and families with arts, crafts, games and more at Kiwanis Park, 422 SW 2nd Ave., Battle Ground. Children must be accompanied by and adult. Weekly themes: 8/4 Wet & Wild 8/11 Circus Fun 8/18 Dinosaur Daze 8/25 Summer’s Best 10 am-12 pm Free Family Film Festival at Regal Cinema 99, 9010 NE Hwy 99, Hazel Dell. See ad on pg 29 for movie schedule. 10 am FunWagon every Wednesday through August 18 at Walnut Grove Park, NE 58th Ave. and 70th St., Vancouver. (See Aug. 2) 10 am-12 pm Read and Play at Eisenhower Elementary, 9201 NW 9th Ave., Vancouver. Stories, games and fun for young children and their parents or caregivers. Parenting topics, plus Discovery Kits, in partnership with ESD112’s Parents as Teachers program. 10 am Summertime Puppet Show with Ruby’s Troupe at Café Sip ‘n’ Play, 3000 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver. Free with paid admission into play area ($2.50 for the month of August). 10 am Kazoodles Toys Stories and Songs for Preschoolers. Free every Wednesday at 575 W 8th St, near Esther Short Park. 10:30 am

FunWagon every Wednesday through August 18 at Orchards Park, 9800 NE 54th St., Vancouver. (See Aug. 2) 1-3 pm Tee shirt prints at Washougal Community Library, 1661 C St., Washougal. Bring clean, white tee-shirts and we’ll iron on a Summer Reading design. Enjoy cake and punch while you wait and listen to wonderful stories. 2 pm Charlie the Noiseguy at Vancouver Mall Community Library, 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Dr., Ste. 285, Vancouver. A shower of splashy stories and slobbery sounds for little squirts. Charlie Williams is the Noiseguy, a vocal sound impressionist who can imitate bubbles and flushes, splashes and slushes. See drippy stories come to life out of his toy box, learn to make water drips and drops and participate in this noisy nautical nonsense. 3 pm Battle Ground Parks & Recreation Free Summer Playgrounds drop-in program for youth and families at Horsethief Park, 1100 SW 24th Ave., Battle Ground. 2-4 pm Family Movies Wednesdays through September 1 at Three Creeks Community Library, 800C NE Tenney Rd., Vancouver. Popcorn and punch provided. Call the library at 360-571-9696 for movie title. 2 pm Richard Ritchey at Woodland Community Library, 770 Park St., continued on next page

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Woodland. Get a close look at some of nature’s most captivating creatures. Snakes, lizards and other exotic creatures slither through the library for an amazing show. 2 pm

Battle Ground Parks & Recreation Free Summer Playgrounds drop-in program for youth and families at Cresap Park, 1911 SE 2nd Place, Battle Ground. (See Aug. 4) 2-4 pm

5 Thursday

Fairy Houses at Kazoodles Toys Downtown, 575 W 8th St, near Esther Short Park. Build a fairy house out of natural materials. 2 pm

Battle Ground Parks & Recreation Free Summer Playgrounds drop-in program for youth and families at Florence Robison Park, 1901 NW 9th St., Battle Ground. (See Aug. 4) 10 am-12 pm Free Family Film Festival at Regal Cinema 99, 9010 NE Hwy 99, Hazel Dell. See ad on pg 29 for movie schedule. 10 am FunWagon every Thursday through August 19 at Sifton Park, NE 131st Ave. and 71st St., Vancouver. (See Aug. 2) 10 am12 pm Read and Play every Thursdays at Orchards Elementary, 11405 NE 69th St., Vancouver. Stories, games and fun for young children and their parents or caregivers. Parenting topics, plus Discovery Kits, in partnership with ESD112’s Parents as Teachers program. 10 am Reading Buddies Thursdays in August at Cascade Park Community Library, 600 NE 136th Ave., Vancouver. Kids are invited to bring their own books (or use one of ours) and team up to read with a volunteer teen. No sign-up or pre-registration needed, and each child gets a free book to keep through the generosity of the Library Foundation. 11 am12 pm Richard Ritchey: The Reptile Man at Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C NE Tenney Rd., Vancouver. Get a close look at some of nature’s most captivating creatures. Snakes, lizards and other exotic creatures slither through the library for an amazing show. 11 am FunWagon every Thursday through August 19 at Diamond Park, NE 145th Ave. north of 28th St., Vancouver. (See Aug. 2) 1-3 pm

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FunWagon every Friday through August 20 at Ellsworth School Park, 512 SE Ellsworth, Vancouver. (See Aug. 2) 10 am-12 pm FunWagon every Friday through August 20 at Cascade Park, 13003 SE 7th St., Vancouver. (See Aug. 2) 1-3 pm Free Movie Nights at Café Sip ‘n’ Play, 3000 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver – The Lion King. 5 pm Art in the Heart. Explore 13 art galleries, a beer garden, street art and vendors, live music, restaurants, dancing, and more in downtown Vancouver. Visit www. vdausa.org for more information. 5-9 pm Evening on the Row at Fort Vancouver. Vancouver Barracks and Officers’ Row comes to life with evening activities of the time, including Waltz Through Time, 1867 Croquet, and Costume Interpreters. Free, appropriate for all ages, Fridays in August, at the grounds of the O.O. Howard House 750 Anderson St., Vancouver. For more information, call 360-816-6230 or visit www. nps.gov/fova/planyourvisit/ events.htm. 6:30-7:30 pm

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Art in the Heart. Explore 13 art galleries, a beer garden, street art and vendors, live music, restaurants, dancing, and more in downtown Vancouver. Visit www. vdausa.org for more information. 10 am - 4 pm

Oregon Chamber Players Quartet Concert, featuring music of Leroy Anderson, Faure, Stephenson, Hennessy and others. Magenta Theater, 606 Main St., Vancouver. Tickets $12, available at the door. For more information, call 1-888-OCP8788, or visit www.oregonchamberplayers.org. 7:30 pm

Clark County Fair (See Aug. 6) 10 am-11 pm Kids’ Dig at Fort Vancouver, 1001 E 5th St., Vancouver. Children ages 8-12 are introduced to archaeology by participating in a mock dig, mapping their artifact finds, and recording their data with the help of park staff and volunteers. Each 2-hour session is limited to 20 children, on a first-come, firstserved basis. Program is free, but entrance fees to visit the fort applies; $5/family, $3/adults, free for children under 15 years of age. For more information, call 360-816-6230, or visit   www.nps. gov/fova/planyourvisit/events. htm. 11 am-1 pm

8 Sunday Clark County Fair (See Aug. 6) 10 am-10 pm 9 Monday Clark County Fair (See Aug. 6) 10 am-10 pm FunWagon every Monday through August 20 at Eisenhower Park. (See Aug. 2) 10 am-12 pm FunWagon every Monday through August 20 at Shumway Park. (See Aug. 2) 1-3 pm

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10 Tuesday Café Learn and Play. Storytelling every Tuesday at Café Sip ‘n’ Play. (See Aug. 3) 10 am Clark County Fair (See Aug. 6) 10 am-10 pm Free Family Film Festival at Regal Cinema 99, 9010 NE Hwy 99, Hazel Dell. See ad on pg 29 for movie schedule. 10 am FunWagon every Tuesday through August 17 at Edgewood Park. (See Aug. 3) 10 am-12 pm Kazoodles Toys East Side Stories and Songs for Preschoolers. (See Aug. 3) 10:30 am FunWagon every Tuesday through August 17 at Peter S. Ogden Park. (See Aug. 3) 1-3 pm Bubbles and Water at Kazoodles Toys East Side, 13503 SE Mill Plain Blvd. #B-3, Vancouver. Prepare to get wet! 2 pm 11 Wednesday Battle Ground Parks & Recreation Free Summer Playgrounds at Kiwanis Park. (See Aug. 4) 10 am-12 pm Clark County Fair (See Aug. 6) 10 am-10 pm Free Family Film Festival at Regal Cinema 99, 9010 NE Hwy 99, Hazel Dell. See ad on pg 29 for movie schedule. 10 am FunWagon every Wednesday through August 18 at Walnut Grove Park. (See Aug. 4) 10 am12 pm Read and Play at Eisenhower Elementary. (See Aug. 4) 10 am Kazoodles Toys Stories and Songs for Preschoolers. (See Aug. 4) 10:30 am FunWagon every Wednesday through August 18 at Orchards Park. (See Aug. 4) 1-3 pm

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Battle Ground Parks & Recreation Free Summer Playgrounds at Horsethief Park. (See Aug. 4) 2-4 pm Family Movies Wednesdays through September 1 at Three Creeks Community Library. (See Aug. 4) 2 pm 12 Thursday Battle Ground Parks & Recreation Free Summer Playgrounds at Florence Robison Park. (See Aug. 5) 10 am-12 pm

Clark County Fair has fun for all ages. Under 7 free! Carnival, games, rides and more.

Clark County Fair (See Aug. 6) 10 am-10 pm Free Family Film Festival at Regal Cinema 99, 9010 NE Hwy 99, Hazel Dell. See ad on pg 29 for movie schedule. 10 am FunWagon every Thursday through August 19 at Sifton Park. (See Aug. 5) 10 am-12 pm Read and Play every Thursdays at Orchards Elementary. (See Aug. 5) 10 am Reading Buddies Thursdays in August at Cascade Park Community Library. (See Aug. 5) 11 am-12 pm FunWagon every Thursday through August 19 at Diamond Park. (See Aug. 5) 1-3 pm Battle Ground Parks & Recreation Free Summer Playgrounds at Cresap Park. (See Aug. 5) 2-4 pm Bubbles and Water at Kazoodles Toys Downtown, 575 W 8th St, near Esther Short Park. Prepare to get wet! 2 pm 13 Friday Clark County Fair (See Aug. 6) 10 am-11 pm FunWagon every Friday through August 20 at Ellsworth School Park. (See Aug. 6) 10 am-12 pm FunWagon every Tuesday through August 17 at Cascade

Park. (See Aug. 6) 1-3 pm Free Movie Nights at Café Sip ‘n’ Play, 3000 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver – Chicken Little. 5 pm

make your Water Ranger button. Please note: Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 1-3 pm

Evening on the Row at Fort Vancouver. (See Aug. 6) 6:307:30 pm

Pioneer Living at Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 SE 8th Way, Battle Ground. Journey back in time with this traveling hands-on museum and learn about the day-to-day activities of our 19th century ancestors. Play with handmade folk toys, grind corn, spin wool and much more. 3 pm

14 Saturday Clark County Fair (See Aug. 6) 10 am-11 pm Kids Craft Club second Saturday of each month at Starting Grounds Church, 203 S. Parkway, Battle Ground. Free crafts will be split into two age groups: preschool and grade school. Donation-based coffee shop open for the grown-ups. Drop-ins welcome. Visit www. startinggroundschurch.com for more information. 10 am-12 pm Kids’ Dig at Fort Vancouver. (See Aug. 7) 11 am-1 pm Second Saturdays at the Water Resources Education Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver. Each second Saturday of the month, kids and their families are invited to explore a different topic through hands-on activities, games and stories. August theme: Water Ranger. Engage in waterrelated activities and show how you could use a little less water at home. When you have completed the activities, help

Free Movie Nights at Café Sip ‘n’ Play, 3000 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver – Chicken Little. 5 pm 15 Sunday Clark County Fair (See Aug. 6) 10 am-10 pm 16 Monday FunWagon every Monday through August 20 at Eisenhower Park. (See Aug. 2) 10 am-12 pm FunWagon every Monday through August 20 at Shumway Park. (See Aug. 2) 1-3 pm 17 Tuesday Café Learn and Play. Storytelling every Tuesday at Café Sip ‘n’ Play. (See Aug. 3) 10 am Free Family Film Festival at Regal Cinema 99, 9010 NE Hwy 99, Hazel Dell. See ad on pg 29 continued on page 30

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FunWagon every Tuesday through August 17 at Edgewood Park. (See Aug. 3) 10 am-12 pm

FunWagon every Wednesday through August 20 at Orchards Park. (See Aug. 4) 1-3 pm

FunWagon every Friday through August 20 at Ellsworth School Park. (See Aug. 6) 10 am-12 pm

Kazoodles Toys East Side Stories and Songs for Preschoolers. (See Aug. 3) 10:30 am

Battle Ground Parks & Recreation Free Summer Playgrounds at Horsethief Park. (See Aug. 4) 2-4 pm

FunWagon every Tuesday through August 17 at Peter S. Ogden Park. (See Aug. 3) 1-3 pm

Family Movies Wednesdays through September 1 at Three Creeks Community Library. (See Aug. 4) 2 pm

Rad Robots at Kazoodles Toys East Side, 13503 SE Mill Plain Blvd. #B-3, Vancouver. Robot fun for ages 3+, cost: $2.  Call 8230123 for reservation. 2-3 pm

19 Thursday

Northwest Antique Aircraft Association’s Fly-in at Pearson Air Museum, 1115 E. 5th St., Vancouver. Unique antique and vintage airplanes from across the country will be on display at the historic Pearson Airfield, the oldest operating airfield in the U.S. View more than 200 planes and meet the pilots, then visit the museum for a glimpse into “The Golden Age of Aviation.” Admission to fly-in: $8 adults, $5 children 6-12 (under 6 are free). Admission to museum: $7 adults, $5 children 6-17 (under 6 are free). For more information, visit www.fortvan.org or call 360-8166230. 10 am-5 pm

18 Wednesday

Battle Ground Parks & Recreation Free Summer Playgrounds at Florence Robison Park. (See Aug. 5) 10 am-12 pm

Battle Ground Parks & Recreation Free Summer Playgrounds at Kiwanis Park. (See Aug. 4) 10 am-12 pm

Free Family Film Festival at Regal Cinema 99, 9010 NE Hwy 99, Hazel Dell. See ad on pg 29 for movie schedule. 10 am

Free Family Film Festival at Regal Cinema 99, 9010 NE Hwy 99, Hazel Dell. See ad on pg 29 for movie schedule. 10 am

FunWagon every Thursday through August 19 at Sifton Park. (See Aug. 5) 10 am-12 pm

FunWagon every Wednesday through August 20 at Walnut Grove Park. (See Aug. 4) 10 am12 pm Read and Play at Eisenhower Elementary. (See Aug. 4) 10 am Kazoodles Toys Stories and Songs for Preschoolers. (See Aug. 4)

Read and Play every Thursdays at Orchards Elementary. (See Aug. 5) 10 am Reading Buddies Thursdays in August at Cascade Park Community Library. (See Aug. 5) 11 am-12 pm FunWagon every Thursday through August 19 at Diamond Park. (See Aug. 5) 1-3 pm

Battle Ground Parks & Recreation Free THURSDAY Summer Playgrounds at Cresap Park. (See Aug. 5) 2-4 pm

Rad Robots, fun for ages 3+ at Kazoodles downtown location.

Rad Robots at Kazoodles Toys Downtown, 575 W 8th St, near Esther Short Park.. Robot fun for ages 3+, cost: $2.  Call 360-6999200 for reservation. www.kazoodlestoys.com. 2-3 pm

FunWagon every Tuesday through August 17 at Cascade Park. (See Aug. 6) 1-3 pm Free Movie Nights at Café Sip ‘n’ Play, 3000 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver – Herbie Goes Bananas. 5 pm Evening on the Row at Fort Vancouver. (See Aug. 6) 6:30-7:30 pm Alzheimer’s Grandparents’ Night at PGE Park. Batter Up to Battle Alzheimer’s, hosted by PGE Park and the Alzheimer’s Association. Come out in your purple gear and watch the Portland Beavers take on the Round Rock Express. Tickets: $14 for Infield Reserved and $11 for Outfield Reserved. The Portland Beavers will donate at least $5 of every ticket purchased to the Alzheimer’s Association. Note: Offer not good at the box office. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.alz.org/oregon/in_my_ community_events.asp, or call 503-416-0201. 7 pm 21 Saturday Concours d’Elegance showcase of classic cars. View

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rare autos including exotic cars like Ferraris and Alfa Romeos, along with antique cars such as Ford’s Model T. More than 200 cars will be parked along the scenic Officers Row in downtown Vancouver. Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 at the event, children 12 and under are free. For more information, visit www. columbiariverconcours.com. 9 am-4:30 pm Northwest Antique Aircraft Association’s Fly-in. (See Aug. 20) 10 am-5 pm Kids’ Dig at Fort Vancouver. (See Aug. 7) 11 am-1 pm Free Movie Nights at Café Sip ‘n’ Play, 3000 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver – Herbie Goes Bananas. 5 pm 1860’s Vintage Base Ball at Fort Vancouver. The first game of the season Vintage Base Ball, this gloveless game with wooden bats is played by very different rules! Bring a picnic and watch staff and volunteers recreate a game, playing by the rules established in 1860. Cheer for your favorite team, but beware... the umpire can fine the audience for “ungentlemanly” or “unladylike” behavior. Game held at ground across the street from the Grant House, 1101 Officers Row, Vancouver. Admission is free For more information call 360816-6230 or visit www.nps.gov/ fova/planyourvisit/events.htm. 6 pm 22 Sunday Concours d’Elegance showcase of classic cars. (See Aug. 21) 9 am-4:30 pm Northwest Antique Aircraft Association’s Fly-in. (See Aug. 20) 10 am-5 pm Samudra’s Birthday Party at the Oregon Zoo. An elephant-sized party for Samudra, the baby elephant. The zoo’s Elephant Plaza will be filled with a village of inflatable houses and slides for kids to play on. Keeper talks continued on next page

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and elephant enrichment activities throughout the day. Guests who really want to get into the swing of things can wear a pair of “Happy Birthday” elephant ears. Decorate-your-own-cupcakes will be available for purchase. Free with zoo admission. Visit www. oregonzoo.org or call 503-2261561 for more information. 10 am-3 pm

25 Wednesday

Charlie Hope Children’s Concert at Fusion Bubble Tea, 13503 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver. 1-2:30 pm

Kazoodles Toys Stories and Songs for Preschoolers. (See Aug. 4) 10:30 am

24 Tuesday Café Learn and Play. Storytelling every Tuesday at Café Sip ‘n’ Play. (See Aug. 3) 10 am Free Family Film Festival at Regal Cinema 99, 9010 NE Hwy 99, Hazel Dell. See ad on pg 29 for movie schedule. 10 am Kazoodles Toys East Side Stories and Songs for Preschoolers. (See Aug. 3) 10:30 am Artsy Smartsy at Kazoodles East Side, 13503 SE Mill Plain Blvd. #B-3, Vancouver. Finish summer creatively with this playshop for ages 4+. Call 823-0123 to reserve your place. 2-3 pm

Battle Ground Parks & Recreation Free Summer Playgrounds at Kiwanis Park. (See Aug. 4) 10 am-12 pm Free Family Film Festival at Regal Cinema 99, 9010 NE Hwy 99, Hazel Dell. See ad on pg 29 for movie schedule. 10 am

Battle Ground Parks & Recreation Free Summer Playgrounds at Horsethief Park. (See Aug. 4) 2-4 pm Family Movies Wednesdays through September 1 at Three Creeks Community Library. (See Aug. 4) 2 pm 26 Thursday Battle Ground Parks & Recreation Free Summer Playgrounds at Florence Robison Park. (See Aug. 5) 10 am-12 pm Free Family Film Festival at Regal Cinema 99, 9010 NE Hwy 99, Hazel Dell. See ad on pg 29 for movie schedule. 10 am

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Read and Play every Thursdays at Orchards Elementary. (See Aug. 5) 10 am

THROUGH August

Reading Buddies Thursdays in August at Cascade Park Community Library. (See Aug. 5) 11 am12 pm Battle Ground Parks & Recreation Free Summer Playgrounds at Cresap Park. (See Aug. 5) 2-4 pm Artsy Smartsy at Kazoodles Toys Downtown, 575 W 8th St., near Esther Short Park. Finish summer creatively with this playshop for ages 4+. Call 699-9200 to reserve your place. 2-3 pm

Battle Ground Parks & Rec Free Summer Playgrounds. Weekly themes through August 25. 28 Saturday Kids’ Dig at Fort Vancouver. (See Aug. 7) 11 am-1 pm Free Movie Nights at Café Sip ‘n’ Play, 3000 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver – Muppets From Space. 5 pm

27 Friday Free Movie Nights at Café Sip ‘n’ Play, 3000 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver – Muppets From Space. 5 pm

31 Tuesday Café Learn and Play. Storytelling every Tuesday at Café Sip ‘n’ Play. (See Aug. 3) 10 am

Evening on the Row at Fort Vancouver. (See Aug. 6) 6:30-7:30 pm

Kazoodles Toys East Side Stories and Songs for Preschoolers. (See Aug. 3) 10:30 am

Art

Fitness (con't)

Performing Arts

Schools

Jerred Breeden........................11

Naydenov Gymnastics............11 Salmon Creek Indoor Sports.... 5 YMCA Clark County............... 15

Metropolitan Performing Arts Academy................................ 21

Health/Medical

Leah Remillet......................... 17

Hand in Hand......................... 21 Kidspace................................. 25 Kingsway Christian Schools..... 5 La Escuela.............................. 19 Salmon Creek Christian......... 15

AHA Arts Studio........................ 5

Business Opportunities Advocare................................ 17 Arbonne.................................... 9

Dance Danceworks.............................. 5 Metropolitan Performing Arts Academy................................ 21

Events Free Family Film Festival....... 29 Kid Konsign NW....................... 3

Evergreen Pediatrics.............. 23 Legacy Health System............. 7 Mill Plain Dental...................... 32 Robert J. Sklovsky.................... 5 Southwest Washington Medical Center......................... 2 Under the Sea Kids Dentist.... 13 Women’s Clinic of Vancouver. .... 9

Parties & Entertainment

Yo Gabba Gabba.................... 13

Portland’s Children’s Museum. . 23

Fitness

Mountain View Ice Arena........ 15 Naydenov Gymnastics............11

Any Time Fitness...................... 9

Photography

Radio Radio Disney......................... 19

Retail Kazoodles............................... 13 Punky Doodlebugs................. 17 Westfield Vancouver................11

SW Washington Catholic Schools....3 St. Andrew Christian Preschool.... 15

Skin Care Arbonne.................................... 9

Sports Salmon Creek Indoor Sports.... 5

Resources DSHS (foster care)................. 21

Restaurant Hula Boy................................. 21

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