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contents July ’11 FEATURE ARTICLES

12 The Road to Recovery

Part one of a two-part series on addiction in Clark County

14 Staycation: Silverwood

The Northwest's version of Disneyland is worth the drive

16 Saving Teens from Drowning in a Sex-saturated Society

Influencing your teen to make wise relationship decisions

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18 Teen Depression & Suicide

Staycation: Silverwood

Resources for teen depression and suicide prevention

IN EVERY ISSUE

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The Road to Recovery Part one of a two-part series about addiction in C lark County

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Editor’s Notes

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Dear Dana How to make family meals a priority?

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Your Money’s Worth The art of garage sale negotiations

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Family Flicks Family film reviews of Rango and Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer

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Calendar of Events & Activities

Teens & Sex

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Teen Depression & Suicide

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EDITOR'S NOTES R-E-S-P-E-C-T

© Photo courtesy Leah Remillet

A friend I moved away from at age 10 became a constant in my life as we relayed letters back and forth through the difficult years of middle and high school, through young adulthood, marriage, and motherhood. Our lives took decidedly different paths; two years ago, she escaped an abusive marriage with hardly anything but the clothes on her back and her two young children in tow. Having moved safely from Arizona where she’d been married, back to Washington state, which she’d always called home, she’s been busy building a new life for her daughter and son. All this I knew through our newfound digital communication, but we still hadn’t actually seen each other in 20 years. Until I got the opportunity to visit Silverwood Theme Park in Coeur d-Alene, Idaho (see pg. 14), not far from Spokane, where my friend had recently purchased her own home. Circumstances finally allowed us a long awaited reunion, and over three days together we learned we had much in common. Our children played together while we compared childbirth experiences, discipline struggles and triumphs, religious beliefs, basic philosophies, our families, and understanding men—she through rediscovering dating as a single mom, and I having been married over a decade. But even with our common bonds, it’s our differences I most value about my friend. Because although I mourned with her through it all from a distance, I have never experienced living in fear of a violent husband, or any of the other horrific and personal things she’s endured in her life. And I took away from our time together a deep sense of respect for her and others who endure similar challenges. This respect was echoed as I met members of our community who struggle with and ultimately overcome drug addiction. See pg. 12 to learn about drug addiction in Clark County and help resources available.

Vancouver fa mily magazine Volume 10, Issue 7 Publisher

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Graphic Designer Courtney Freitag

Contributing Writers

Laura Ackerman, MS, MSW; Teresa Difalco Dana Greyson; Davi Nabors

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DEAR DANA

DEAR DANA

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

Dear Dana; Daddy dearest keeps complaining to me that our near college-bound busy working teens are now so out-of-sight that suppertimes are now a solo slurp of fast food and refrigerator raids. It’s true. No one eats together anymore. In this case I do actually agree that father knows best. But he’s not the one who takes responsibility for making family feasts happen. He doesn’t get involved with meal planning and prep, grocery shopping or corralling the kiddos, who act like taking time out to eat with Mom and Dad is the a pain in the you-know-where and much more so, unbelievably uncool. How do we get—Time Together Around the Table? Dear TTATT: Would you believe despite outward appearances, well over twothirds of Clark County 10th and 12th graders surveyed said they enjoy spending time with their parents? True, according to a 2008 “Healthy Youth Survey” (www.clark.wa.gov/public-health/reports/facts.html) of over 1500 Clark County teens, conducted by RMK Research Corporation. More amazing? Dear Dad is indeed on to something seriously significant. As you’re experiencing, as teens approach graduation, the frequency of family meals together usually declines. Yet, for families averaging five weekly dinners together, their teens typically get better grades, are less likely to engage in sex, smoking, substance abuse or consider suicide (“The Importance of Family Dinners IV,” www. casacolumbia. org). They’re more connected to their families, and they eat healthier even when they’re eating on their own as teens and into adulthood.

A Clark County survey of 1,500 teens shows two-thirds of 10th and 12th graders enjoy spending time with their parents. 8

When it comes to creating tempting tastes, tap into your talented teen’s motivation and imagination. What “brain food” can your teen help you concoct to make it easier to ace their test? Reward your kids’ efforts to economize on healthy meal preparation by letting them keep what they’re able to save from the family grocery budget. Find out your family’s favorite foods, and make then together. Encourage exploring the world with international cuisine and dig into food fresh from your own garden. When time’s an issue, it’s more important to cook fast, and eat slow. The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time (see Resources) is chock-full of excellent suggestions for engaging everyone in table talk. Here’s just a few interesting enough to inspire your teens to invite their friends along for the fun: • Conversation starters: (Example) Describe your dream vacation (parents may use this as an opportunity to share a piece of their pre-parenthood travels) • Name change: What would you call yourself if you could change your name? • Moral dilemmas: (Example) If someone tells you a secret and you promise not to tell, what would you do if not telling it means someone will be hurt? If regular dinner time discussions are still too difficult to pull off as often as you’d like, connect more whenever you can, on the weekends, over breakfast, when traveling together for school or extra-curricular activities, on vacation and helping with homework. It may be years (if ever) before your teens will tell you how much your family rituals made a difference. Take the leap of faith today, in whatever way you can, including drafting your well intentionedhusband to help. Eat well, listen supportively, and laugh often. Love will flow even more freely than food. A monthly VFM columnist since July 2007, Dana Greyson’s purpose is to embrace life fully, inspire others and change the world. Curious? Check out www.danagreyson.com.

Helpful Hints for Making Mealtimes Matter Dr. Stephanie Works of Vancouver’s Providence Medical Group – Mill Plain offers these five helpful hints on how to make mealtimes matter:

So, despite busy schedules, how do you get time together around the table? You decide it’s going to become a family ritual and figure out how to make it work, and you learn how to make it irresistible.

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Start. Doing something is better than doing nothing. Take baby steps from wherever you are now; make time together a priority. It doesn’t have to be grand, getting everyone together is far more important than a fancy feast. Talking, listening and observing at family meal times pre-empts problems, even if it’s over a glass of water or chatting in the line at Subway. Set an example. Realize what you eat is providing lasting role modeling for your children. What you do matters more than what you say, something to consider the next time you have another hankering for fried chicken to go. Make healthier choices, everywhere. Even fast food can be healthy; at least consider a side salad with that pizza. continued on next page


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One family participating in the “Healthy Choices”* program only had time to eat together at McDonald’s. Making consciously healthier choices there still led to 50-pound family weight loss. Learn. Most of us have much more to learn about nutrition and healthy habits. Fortunately the basics are not rocket science and expert help is readily available. (See Resources for local experts, research, and “how to” help.) Three small changes that can make a big difference: 1) 2) 3)

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Pick fresh or frozen over fried, prepared, or canned whenever possible. Drink 16 ounces of water before mealtime and you’re likely to cut caloric intake by a third. Within a half hour after meals, walk for 20 minutes. It helps keep blood sugar down, important for diabetes prevention and management.

Engage your kids in the fun. Make healthy eating a family game. Challenge your children to see who can come up with the tastiest vegetable dish using only spices, or who can make a meal incorporating all food groups.

Dr. Works focuses on overall family health, and works with both youth and parents. *Healthy Choices is based on the Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health (WATCH) Clinic at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, check www.ucsfbenioffchildrens.org/clinics/watch for more info.

Resources Community Education and Programs •

Clark County Public Health’s website offers healthy affordable eating tips and recipes and local farmer’s market info: www.clark.wa.gov/public-health/living/ eating.html

Check local health care facilities (Kaiser, Legacy Salmon Creek, Providence, Southwest Washington Medical) for their healthy living programs and resources

Strategies, Recipes and More •

The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time, by Laurie David, Maryellen Baker and Kirstin Uhrenholdt (Grand Central Life & Style, 2010)

Special thanks to our local experts: • Sharon Pesut, Executive Director, Community Choices • Tricia Mortell, MPH, RD / Program Manager, Chronic Disease Prevention, Clark County Public Health • Dr. Stephanie Works DO, MPH, Providence Medical Group in Vancouver

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YOUR MONEY'S WORTH Your Money’s Worth

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

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by Davi Nabors Yard, rummage and garage sale treasures abound in the summer, ripe for the picking and negotiating. While garage sale shopping may seem pointless and cheap to some, to others it is a genuine form of art, much like sculpting or dancing. Frugal aficionados use a particular style, finesse and rhythm to negotiate rock bottom prices on newly discovered gems. Yet their techniques can be mastered by just about anyone willing to learn and have a little fun.

Style As with most hobbies, dressing appropriately can make all the difference in your performance. Take swimming, for instance. Would Michael Phelps attempt to break a world record while wearing overalls and gardening boots in the swimming pool? Of course not. He’d likely wear a technologically advanced swim suit that allows him to glide through the water. The same logic applies to garage sale bargaining. To gain the competitive edge in negotiating, leave your fancy shoes, blingy accessories, and luxury automobiles at home. Instead, drive an old rig, wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, and accessorize with a friendly smile. Sellers are more likely to offer better deals to those who dress down.

Finesse Before engaging in head to head negotiations, it’s helpful to spark a relationship with your competitor. Be friendly as you walk up their driveway. Then take an initial walk-through of the merchandise, gathering desired items as you go. Start a collection of treasures in a space near the seller and notice as she suppresses a grin watching you take interest in the things once near-and-dear-to-her-heart. You are now in prime position to begin wheeling and dealing.

Rhythm

Know your Limits and Have Fun! Setting limits ahead of time is a smart way to shop wisely and efficiently. Just as you would with traditional retail shopping, do your research before you spend. Check out Craig’s List and eBay to determine maximum prices you’d be willing to pay for certain pre-owned items. Some sellers have no idea how to price their stuff, so keep a keen eye out for surprises. To hit the most sales while using the least amount of gas, map out a maximum strike zone by checking out the local paper or Craig’s List ads before leaving home. “Where else can you make your money stretch so far?” asks Heather Johnson, a teacher at Firm Foundation Christian School who won a national teacher environmental award for garage sale-ing. Small Steps for Big Change gave $1,500 to Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on behalf of Johnson this Spring. They recognized the positive impact she’s made on her local environment by using second-hand purchases to furnish her home, wardrobe, and classroom. Johnson’s enthusiasm for garage sales is vibrant and contagious, “It’s amazing what you can find for a fraction of the original cost. Then you feel so proud of yourself for getting such a deal! Like my vacuum for 50 cents, or pretty much three-fourths of my closet for $2 or under, or my road bike that was in beautiful shape for $10.” Whether you’re following a carefully devised route or are simply planning to brake spontaneously at eye-catching sales, put on your shopping shoes, and get ready to have fun perfecting your negotiation moves. As Johnson quips, “You never know what you’ll find! It’s like the cheapest store ever with endless possibilities.” Davi Nabors is a writer, parenting coach and married mom of two. Visit her at www.triathlonparenting.com.

Once you have prepared your pile of treasures, it’s time to dance your way to a deal. Start by pointing to the goods and asking, “How much for the pile?” Let’s say the seller responds, “$100.” You may reply by confidently saying, “Oh, I was only wanting to spend $50.” Pause. Then begin to put back the items you can live without. (Ultimately, the person who is willing to walk away from a given item will have the upper hand in the negotiation). As you take items away, the seller may stop you and offer a lower price, or she may wait for you to finish your adjustments. Then ask, “How much are you willing to take for this new pile?” Continue the exchange until a mutually desired figure is reached. If the seller won’t budge and you really want the item, leave your name and number for them to call if it does not sell by end of day. Closing time desperation may motivate them to significantly lower the price, particularly if you have not burned bridges by insulting them during the negotiations.

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Before engaging in head-to-head negotiations, it's helpful to spark a relationship with your competitor.

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The Kohl’s Car Seat Community Outreach Program Why Car Seat Outreach? A properly used car seat reduces the risk of death by 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers. Yet studies show as much as 73 percent of car seats are incorrectly installed or do not fit the child properly. Together with Kohl’s and ACTS Oregon, the Tom Sargent Safety Center at OHSU Doernbecher is launching a yearlong car seat outreach program to help reduce the number of children exposed to improper car seat use. Each month, certified child passenger safety technicians will check car seats for correct installation, damage, recalls, and size/age appropriateness. Car seats are available due to a generous donation from Kohl’s. These events are free to the general public.

Learn how to properly install your child’s car seat, Saturday, July 16.

What:

Bring your car seats in your family vehicle for inspection to ensure they are being used correctly and properly installed. Replacement car seats may be available to families, when deemed necessary. Proof of financial assistance, i.e. WIC, Oregon Health Plan etc. and valid Oregon ID are required.

Where:

Clackamas Kohl’s Department Store: 8500 SE Sunnyside Road, Clackamas

When:

Saturday, July 16, 2011, car seat check up 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Learn More!

To find out when and where a car seat check up event is happening in your community, please visit the OHSU Children’s Safety Center website:

www.ohsu.edu/childsafety

We are pleased to announce Evergreen Pediatric Clinic will open a second office in the Salmon Creek area in 2011! New location in the Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Office Building. We will continue to offer the same excellent care at our current location near Southwest Washington Medical Center.

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Feature Story: Addiction in Clark County (Part one of a two-part series)

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ROAD to RECOVERY part one of a two-part series on addiction in Clark County

by Nikki Klock

There was a time in Jason Graves’s life when it seemed things couldn’t get much worse. He’d been struggling with substance addiction most of his life, and was trying to keep up with newborn twin daughters while his girlfriend at the time was also actively using drugs. Little did he know, however, that the worst was yet to come. When he found one of his twin daughters dead from SIDS, his mental health coupled with his lifelong addictions spiraled out of control. “I had [Post-traumatic Stress Disorder] and severe depression after that,” he recalls. “And then I lost custody [of my living daughter] because I couldn’t stay clean.” The story of drug addiction affecting families of every economic status, race, and gender is not new, and drug use among adults seems to be going strong, despite efforts on the part of public schools and other programs to combat it. According to The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), in 2001, 16 percent of adults ages 26-34 (common child rearing age) reported having used illicit drugs within the past year, compared to 12 percent in 1998.

Treatment works. Recovery is possible. Extraordinary things happen.

Treatment Works The good news, however, is that treatment is available, and it works. This is the message that Forrest Sippey, Clinical Director of Helping Professionals Wellness Center in Battle Ground wants to convey, not only to those who desperately need help, but to society at large. “Treatment works,” says Sippey, who has been a social worker for ten years. “Recovery is possible. Extraordinary things happen.” The message is a simple but important one when it comes to overcoming the stigma surrounding drug use, and continuing to make various treatment programs available.

The Hard Work Begins Once an individual enters treatment, whether outpatient or residential, the hard work begins, and patients who are also parents have additional challenges. “The parents who come into recovery have a huge amount of guilt for their past action,” says Brandy Whitney, Clinical Director for Lifeline Connections in Vancouver. “Working through that is part of recovery.” Located within the Clark County Center for Community Health, Lifeline Connections provides inpatient and outpatient treatment options for substance abuse disorders, mental illness, and “Co-Occurring”—a combination of the two. The inpatient unit functions dorm-style, with common dining and group therapy areas. This is where things started to turn around for Graves.

Available Therapies and Resources Detoxification is often the first step toward recovery, and should be medically supervised. “Drugs and alcohol change the brain chemistry,” says Whitney. “I relate it to heart disease and diabetes.” Withdrawal symptoms such as hallucinations, nausea and vomiting, heart palpitations and sleep disorders need medical management. Once the body has rid itself of toxic chemicals, full-scale individual treatment plans can be developed and executed. Graves was ready to make this continued on next page

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change three years ago. After undergoing detoxification and inpatient treatment, he found housing through Oxford House, which provides self-run, self supported, addiction recovery houses throughout the country, and participated in many types of therapies designed to treat the whole person—drug addictions, mental illnesses, social problems, family relationships, and more. One such therapy that Graves underwent to resolve the trauma he’d experienced, is called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR. Through a series of guided eye movements and recollection of traumatic events, patients “process completely the experiences that are causing problems, and include new ones that are needed for full health” (see www.emdrnetwork.org). One of Lifeline Connections’s newer medical addiction options is a prescription medication called Suboxone, developed for individuals dependent on opioids. The drug works by blocking opiates in the body, so if an individual uses opiates while on the medication, their body goes into withdrawal. Lifeline Connections even offers an outpatient deaf addiction program for the hearing impaired.

Recovery Support Understanding the process and progress of drug addiction recovery is vital for every member of a functioning community. “Addiction is everyone’s problem,” Sippey says. “Every one of us is affected every day by addiction.” Everyone is positively affected, then, by treatment options and ongoing resources remaining available. Many specialized support groups exist through private and public organizations. For a comprehensive list of community services available, visit www.clark.wa.gov/ alcohol-drug/index.html.

Jason Graves now lives a quiet life compared to his riotous past, attending school to become a diesel technician, and raising his daughter, of whom he regained custody, and a son of a previous girlfriend, whom he adopted. “Recovering addicts are blessed for the fact that we’re enlightened,” he says. “We can cherish the little things. We can be happy that we get to see our kids . . . We don’t take that for granted.” Nikki Klock is the married mother of two daughters and the editor of Vancouver Family Magazine.

Recovering addicts are blessed for the fact that we're enlightened. We can cherish the little things.

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Feature Story: Staycation: Silverwood

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Silverwood Photo courtesy of Silverwood Theme Park

by Nikki Klock Residents of Eastern Washington and have been enjoying Silverwood Theme Park for over 20 years, with more Southwest Washington families discovering this Northwest gem every year. Silverwood Theme Park, the Great Northwest’s version of Disneyland, is a mere 6-hour drive from Vancouver. And the park delivers a vacation that would be worth twice the drive, even with gas prices continuing to soar.

beautiful gardens to enjoy. No outside food or drink is allowed in the park, but there are many snack and food options throughout the park, including a full service restaurant. Stroller and wheelchair rentals are available. Hotel accommodations nearby are plentiful, or for campers, a full hookup RV park and campground is located directly across the street from the park.

Located just north of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, the park was opened to the public in 1988, on a much smaller scale than the 200- acre amusement and water park it is today. Thrilling roller coasters to rival those in larger parks in the U.S. have been added over time, and in 2003, Boulder Beach Water Park opened, attracting visitors to two full-size parks for one price.

Fun Meets Education

Safety First Safety is a priority for all of the 1200 partand full-time employees at Silverwood. Each morning before the park opens, ride mechanics can be found inspecting roller coasters and rides, while award winning lifeguards practice life-saving techniques in case of emergency in Boulder Beach. “Guest safety is number one,” says Denny Higdon, Director of Maintenance at Silverwood. “And you get some pretty great sunrises from the top of the coasters.”

In May, before the park opens daily for the summer, science students and teachers from four states and Canada converge at Silverwood to measure, create, discover, and learn through science competitions and workshops, based “Guest safety is on the physics and science of roller coasters and other park attractions. number one,” says

Denny Higdon, Director of Maintenance at Silverwood. “And you get some pretty great sunrises from the top of the coasters.”

Family Friendly There’s something for everyone at Silverwood, from kiddie rides where even toddlers can ride without an adult, to thrill rides not intended for the faint of heart, and every comfort (or intended discomfort) level in between. For break times, there is plenty of shade, seating, and

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Scarywood Since 2009, Silverwood has transformed each October into Scarywood, with haunted twists on attractions.

Schedule and Rates

Silverwood and Boulder Beach are both open June through September (hours vary), with the “dry” park also open weekends in May and in October for Scarywood. One-day passes are $41.99 for adults, and $21.99 for children ages 3-7 and seniors ages 65 and up. Two-day passes are $66.99 for adults and $34.99 for children and seniors. Three-day passes can be purchased online only at www.silverwoodthemepark.com for $93.99 for adults, and $48.99 for children and seniors. Parking costs an additional $4. All prices include admission to both Silverwood and Boulder Beach, and exclude tax. continued on next page

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continued from previous page For more information about Silverwood Theme Park, visit www. silverwoodthemepark.com. Nikki Klock is the married mother of two daughters and editor of Vancouver Family Magazine.

Silverwood Ride Highlights: • New in 2011 at Boulder Beach is Ricochet Rapids, a 20-foot diameter tube that carries tubes for up to 6 people. • The Corkscrew, moved to Silverwood from Knott’s Berry Farm in California, was the first roller coaster in the U.S. to take riders upside down, and just celebrated its 35th anniversary. • Panic Plunge, named by a local family, drops riders from 104 feet at almost 50 miles per hour, simulating free fall. •

Tremors, a wooden roller coaster that reaches 60 miles per hour and plunges through 4 underground tunnels, has been consistently ranked as one of the top ten wood roller coasters in the country by coaster enthusiasts.

• A historic train takes visitors on a 3 mile round trip through the park and into the forest, where train robbers await to pillage and plunder.

Photo courtesy of Silverwood Theme Park

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Feature Story: Saving Teens from Drowning in a Sex-saturated Society

saving teens from

DROWNING in a sex-saturated society by Davi Nabors, LMHC, NCC students continue to climb, with 54 percent having never had sexual intercourse. This trend is encouraging indeed, and parental influence appears to be playing a significant role. Contrary to popular belief, study after study shows that kids want and need guidance and advice from their parents when it comes to safely navigating the turbulent seas of their teen years. Sure, most kids won’t beg their parents to talk about these uncomfortable topics with them, but once the conversations get going, teens feel grateful and empowered to make more informed decisions. Without candid chats with their parents, kids are left to learn about life through what they pick up on TV, from their friends, and what they hear and see in society around them. When parents are willing to really listen to their children, equip them with accurate information, and openly discuss values and boundaries with them, they hand their children a moral compass that can guide them to safer waters and healthier choices.

There is no denying that our children are growing up in a culture saturated with graphic sexual images, messages, and temptations. Even the most sheltered kids are exposed to more sexual content on a daily basis than their parents were a generation ago, and the retaining walls of regulation on sexual content in the media are eroding fast. While the risk of being swept up by the perilous floods is high, statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control this year show increasing numbers of teens steering clear of the dangers. For example, the latest reports show that abstinence rates among high school

Talking to teens and adolescents about sex and other risky behaviors does not come naturally to most parents, and many choose to avoid the topic until their children bring it up. But kids need to hear from their parents earlier than most parents realize, and experts encourage moms and dads to muster the courage to take the first step with their adolescents. Here are a few ways to help bridge the gap: First, realize that you do not have to have an immediate answer to every question your child asks. Rather than trying to cover all of the bases in one heart to heart talk, ongoing conversations about timely and relevant topics are far more effective. The trick is to build a trusting, genuine relationship over time, imparting bits of wisdom and values along the way. Next, while discussion door openers can be as abrupt as your child dropping a “guess what I heard today” bomb on you during dinner, parents can initiate similar conversations continued on page 18

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with a less direct approach. Begin by helping your teen form life goals for five and ten years from now. Ask questions like, “What are things you can do to help you reach or protect those goals?” and “What are some things you might do now, as a teen, that could interfere with meeting those goals?” Help them understand the importance of thinking before they act and not giving in to the powerful emotions brought on by erratic teenage hormones. Finally, check in with your child routinely and take time to process life experiences and encounters as they develop. Revisit topics as your child gets older, adding detail and depth to discussions as they grow more mature. Open, honest and ongoing communication about sex and other risky behaviors helps to reassure teens that you can be trusted to support them through this journey. Today’s teens are particularly in need of guidance when it comes to establishing boundaries, developing refusal skills and building healthy relationships. A few points you won’t want your teen to miss:

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While it may be good manners to compromise and share, that rule does not apply to personal boundaries. Help your child establish what types of behaviors fit with their values and goals. Then help them to see that when someone pressures them to do something they don’t feel right about doing, that other person is acting selfishly. Ask, “Do you really want to be stuck in a relationship with someone who cares more about their own selfish interests than respecting your boundaries?” And, “Is trying to gain so-and so’s admiration worth compromising your values?”

Empower your teen to say, “No!” This one little word holds great protective power, yet many (particularly people pleasers and crowd followers) have trouble using it. Have fun role playing potential life scenarios, and help your teen feel comfortable with NO!

Studies show that the number one reason teens get involved sexually is to feel loved. Mistakenly believing that a physical relationship will fulfill the emotional connection they crave, teens rush into sexual relationships without truly knowing the character, values, or goals of the other person (let alone if that person has a

sexually transmitted disease or how they might handle an unwanted pregnancy). True intimacy grows by simply spending time with another person. Sex is not required and can actually stop emotional progression as the focus of the relationship becomes physical. Teens who make this distinction are less likely to make hasty relationship decisions. Teach your kids why a healthy, lifelong, loving relationship is worth the wait.

Despite intense peer pressure, provocative societal messages, the prevalence of pornography, and mass marketing using sex to sell just about every product under the sun, parents hold the key to their children’s hearts and can have a significant impact on the decisions their teens will make regarding sex and other risky behaviors. The battle for every child’s mind, heart and body is fierce, but it can be won when parents courageously lead the charge. Davi Nabors, LMHC, NCC is a married Battle Ground mom of 2 and a volunteer speaker for the AWARE Program. In the past 2 years, Davi has empowered hundreds of local teens and adolescents in Vancouver area middle and high schools to make healthy choices regarding relationships and high risk activity.

For more information and helpful resources: Aware Program, Vancouver: www.AwareProgram.net. Prevention education addressing sexual activity, substance abuse, violence and pornography in today’s youth culture. Dannah Gresh’s home for modesty and purity: www.purefreedom.org. Every Young Woman’s Battle: Guarding Your Mind, Heart and Body in a SexSaturated World, Shannon Ethridge and Stephen Arterburn (2004, WaterBrook Press). Book recommended for ages 12-17.

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Every Young Man’s Battle: Strategies for Victory in the Real World of Sexual Temptation, by Stephen Arterburn and Fred Stocker (2009, WaterBrook Press). Book recommended for ages 12-17. Just Say YES (Youth Equipped to Succeed), www.justsayyes.org. US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, www. cdc.gov/healthyyouth, or call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636).

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Feature Story: Teen Depression and Suicide

TEEN DEPRESSION

SUICIDE by Laura Ackerman, MS, MSW

In the past decade, nearly 50,000 teenage Americans have been lost to suicide. Yet, it is often considered taboo to discuss openly for fear that talking about it might put the ideas into teens’ heads. Ignoring it, however, won’t make the problem go away. On the contrary, not talking about it can allow it to fester and sometimes lead to serious consequences. Depression sees no boundaries; it affects people of all ages, races, and religions. According to national statistics, one in eight teenagers are currently depressed and one in five will experience depression before they reach adulthood. In 2007 suicide was the third highest leading cause of death for persons

Depression sees no boundaries; it affects people of all ages, races, and religions.

under 24, with homicides and accidents being the leading causes. In Washington State that statistic is doubled with suicide rated as the second leading cause of deaths among young adults. This translates to over 4,000 suicides a year in America for those under 24. That means that every two hours, a young person dies from suicide. Equally alarming is that for every youth suicide, there is an estimated 100-200 youth suicide attempts. Olya Pavlishina of Integrity Counseling in Vancouver specializes in teenage issues and has ten years of experience counseling adolescents. She believes that teens and their families can be equipped with the tools needed to combat these statistics. Knowing what to look for can help identify the problem earlier and allow intervention sooner. “Adults see depression as sadness only, but it can also be manifested as anger and irritability,” Pavlishina says. She says parents often do not seek help because they have attributed their child’s moodiness to anger rather than depression. Depression is more than feeling down or sad. Normally, bad moods and irritability lessen over time, but depression lingers for days or weeks and the teen is not able to bounce back from continued on page 22

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Feature Story: Teen Depression & Suicide (continued)

Where to get help • In the event of a life-threatening emergency, dial 911 • Clark County Crisis Line: 360-696-9560 • Unite 4 Life: 360-670-9468, www.unite4life.com • Integrity Counseling: 360-356-8756 (www.integrity-counseling.com 108 SE 124th Ave., Vancouver • Mental Health Hotline: 800-343-6264 • National Hope Line Network: 800-784-2433 • Survivors of Suicide: www.survivorsofsuicide.com • Teen Line: www.teenlineonline.org continued from page 20

disappointments and setbacks. In addition to prolonged low moods or irritability, watch for behavior that indicates increased stress or withdrawal. If your kids are showing signs of stress, it may be a good time to reevaluate the schedule. Are they sleeping well, has their appetite changed, have their grades been slipping? Are you noticing a lack of interest in activities they used to enjoy? Is your teen spending less time with friends and more time alone? Does their behavior indicate any use or abuse of alcohol or drugs, including prescription and over the counter drugs? Pavlishina also warns of the effects of bullying on mental state. She believes teens are hesitant to talk about it and fear its consequences. If your teen is showing any signs of stress or depression, talk to them. It may be hard to communicate care and understanding to your teen, but open communication lines are vital to your child’s mental health and essential to your parenting relationship. Communication is especially essential for a teen suffering from depression when your child combats your inquiries with “I don’t want to talk about it.” If they don’t want to talk, but you are still concerned, seek help. Just as you would intervene if your young child stepped into a busy road, parents can and should intervene when a child may be suffering from depression. There is support for both you and your teen. Carol Hazen, mother of a teenage boy who committed suicide in Battle Ground last February reflects that she didn’t seek help because her son refused it, hiding the severity of his depression. She now urges parents to intervene if concerned, before it is too late. As well as support, your teen may need professional treatment. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), treatment is successful 60-80 percent of the time, but only 25 percent of those depressed seek or receive treatment. Prevention and timely treatment are the keys to saving our teens lives. Pavlishina asserts that individual and family counseling can provide teens and parents with the skills needed to handle depression, bullying and stress. She has seen teens emerge happier with the ability to cope and parents gain positive strategies and skills. In response to attending counseling, a mother of a 15-year-old, who chose to remain anonymous, stated, “Our family was in a desperate situation and it helped 22

to diffuse that and give all of us tools to use to bring our family closer together.” A 13-year-old client related that “counseling gave me confidence and it helped me to open up about my problems.” Aaron Chidester, founder of Unite 4 Life, has dedicated his life to combating teen suicide. With offices located in both Vancouver and Livermore, Calif., Unite 4 Life’s mission is to address the epidemic of teen depression and suicide through community education and supporting students and families. Chidester hopes to challenge the current statistics and encourage parents, teachers, and other adults to learn how to reach out to a hurting teen and show they care. A Prairie High student who also chose to remain anonymous relates how she had been successfully treated for depression and cutting behaviors, and now wanted to be able to help others. She attended a Unite 4 Life Seminar and believes she now has the tools to help others escape what she went though. Brandon Marten, pastor of Starting Grounds Church in Battle Ground relates that the church started Even1, a teen program on Friday nights, specifically give the youth a Battle Ground a safe place to gather and connect. Chidester and Marten would like to see more safe havens for the teens in our communities. They pose the question, “Will you be ready when your teens or their friends go through depression? Depression happens, suicide doesn’t have to.” Laura Ackerman has been a social worker since 1994, working directly with families and teens for 10 years. She lives in Battle Ground with her husband, two kids, horse, dog, cats, and parrot.

If your teen is showing any signs of stress or depression, talk to them. It may be hard to communicate care and understanding to your teen, but open communication lines are vital to your child’s mental health and essential to your parenting relationship.

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Feature Story: Family Flicks

A New Monthly Family Movie Review Column by Teresa Difalco

FAMILY FLICKS

NEW IN THEATERS Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer Judy Moody, her scruffy brother Stink and her grab bag of friends and hi jinx is a rite of passage for most elementary-aged girls, through Megan McDonald’s engaging series of books. She’s an irresistible character—a cranky and messy tomboy with a truckload of one-liners she somehow always gets away with—and director John Schulz, from Aliens in the Attic, casts her nicely with freckled redhead Jordana Beatty. Judy Moody has it made but doesn’t see it. Summer starts and she’s got a big adventure plan, complete with thrill points and charts, but her best friends are going to Borneo and circus camp, and her parents are going to California, leaving Judy facing a potentially bummer summer at home, alone with Stink. Enter Aunt Opal (Heather Graham in skimpy shorts), enter life. Judy sticks to the plan and the thrill points and drags her hapless friend Frank through one thrill test after another, none of them to her satisfaction, before realizing, finally, that the adventure is all in the journey. The characters are bright and bouncy and the movie has a colorful bubblegum feel to it. There are cute side plots, too, like Stink’s search for Bigfoot, and the challenge to find 3rd grade teacher Mr. Todd. That said, the movie is overdone and often implausible. But it’s summer, and there’s popcorn, and the Moodys have a really great house. For an hour and a half it’s not bad to be Judy Moody, who finally appreciates how cool some plaster of Paris, a break from parents, and a quirky aunt can be. The PG rating is for mild rude humor and language, and some questionable adult judgment. Aunt Opal damages property without consequence and lets the kids roam freely at night unsupervised. Theater Release: 6/10/2011; Rated PG - Comedy; 91 minutes. Grade: B

NEW ON DVD Rango Gore Verbinski, who directed the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy has created a fun and clever ode to the Western in his first animated film, Rango.

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Rango is a pot-bellied lizard who leads the dull and cushy life of a pet. But when he’s hurtled from the safety of his aquarium and family car into the middle of the Mojave Desert, life takes a drastic turn and an unlikely hero’s journey gets underway. Ill-equipped and thirsty, Rango wanders aimlessly until he stumbles into Beans, a whip smart lady lizard who gives him a ride into Dirt. Dirt is a plucky western town with bowlegged cockroaches and flamingos swaggering cowboy-style down Main Street. Their holsters clink, their spurs clatter, their worn leather chaps creak. It’s the kind of town where you can hear a pin drop when a stranger walks into the saloon. The detail in this film is fabulous. Dirt’s residents are in trouble. They’re almost entirely out of water, for one. The last reserve is in the bank vault and controlled by a shady mayor. They’re tormented by Rattlesnake Jake and his band of villains, plus a menacing red-tailed hawk. When Rango accidentally kills the hawk, he’s an instant hero. What follows is an engaging and humorous trail of corruption, greed and redemption. Rango is sophisticated enough for adults to enjoy without an excess of double entendres, and it’s playful enough for everyone. The voice casting is brilliant, beginning with Johnny Depp as Rango and ending with a Timothy Olyphant cameo as the wizened Spirit of the West. For movie buffs, there are nods to everything from High Noon to Star Wars. The PG rating is for mild language, plus some adult situations and humor. There are scenes in Dirt’s saloon, for instance, where characters smoke cigars and appear intoxicated from drinking cactus juice. And in the opening, there is some gratuitous humor with a Barbie torso. Extra from Popwatch: Rango’s riffs on classic movies: http:// popwatch.ew.com/2011/03/06/the-top-six-rango-riffs-on-classicmovies. Blu-Ray and DVD release: 7/15/2011; Rated PG; 107 minutes. Grade: ATeresa Difalco is a freelance writer in Vancouver. Her work is inspired by her movie-loving children, Anthony and Gianna. She is a strong speller, a menace at badminton and makes a passable soufflé. 

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Events are subject to change. Please contact organization directly to confirm. 1 Friday Teen ‘Scape for ages 1219 Fridays at Vancouver Community Library, 1007 E Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver. A relaxing time to kick back, have fun and meet other teens in our community. Fun-loving teens are welcome to join in on Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, food, fun and friends. 2:30-4:30 pm Portland Children’s Museum Free First Friday. Enjoy the museum free of charge, sponsored by Target. 4015 SW Canyon Rd., Portland. www. portlandcm.org. 4-8 pm Camas Car Show and Rock ‘n’ Roll Night, in historic downtown Camas. Free admission includes sock hop at Journey Community Church at 8 pm, and classic and specialty cars on display. 5-9 pm Free Movie Nights at Café Sip ‘n’ Play, 3000 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver – Sleeping Beauty. 5 pm Parents’ Night Out for ages 6 weeks-12 years, at Clark County Family YMCA, 11324 NE 51st Circle, Vancouver. Theme is “A Day at the Beach.”

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Safe, engaging, and exciting activities for kids as parents enjoy a night out. Cost: Members $5 per child, Nonmembers $7.50 per child. For more details call 360-885-9622 or email ldiaz@ymca-portland. org. 6-9 pm Friday Fun Night at Kids Club Fun and Fitness, 13914 NE 3rd Ct., Vancouver. First and third Fridays of the month, parents can drop kids ages 4-12 off for a night of fun while parents have a night out. $12.95 per child. To register, visit www. kidsclubfunandfitness.com or call 360-546-KIDS. 6:30-10:30 pm Vancouver Rodeo at the Clark County Saddle Club, 10505 NE 117th Ave., Vancouver. Tickets starting at $6 for general admission. View a full schedule of events and buy tickets at www.vancouverrodeo.com. 7 pm 2 Saturday Home Depot Kids’ Workshop. Free, monthly hands-on, “howto” craft workshops designed for kids ages 5-12. Home Depot, 8601 NE Andresen Rd., Vancouver. 9 am-12 pm Soar with Books on the first Saturday of each month at Pearson Air Museum, 1115 E 5th St., Vancouver. Includes

an age-appropriate tour of the museum, an airplane story read beneath the wings of a historic aircraft, and a craft project. Museum admission applies. Children under age 6 are admitted for free. Admission for students ages 6 to 17, seniors or active military with ID is $5. Adult admission is $7. For more information, contact Pearson Air Museum at 360-694-7026 or visit www.pearsonairmuseum. org 10 am 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. Available on a first-come, first-served basis. Program is free with paid admission into the Fort. $5/family, $3/adults, and free for children under 15 years of age. For more information, call 360-816-6230 or visit http:// www.nps.gov/fova/planyourvisit/ events.htm. 11 am-1 pm Chelatchie Prairie Railroad ride through the farmland and forests of Clark County, along the Lewis River with a stop at Big Creek Falls. Fares: Adults $15, Seniors $14, Children 5-11 years - $10; 2-4 years - $8; Under 2 – Free. Trains leave from the station located at 207 S. Railroad Ave., Yacolt. Call 360-686-3559 or visit www.

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bycx.com for reservations, operating schedule, and more information. 12 pm and 2:30 pm Community Fair to benefit the Rocksolid Teen Center at The Gardner Center on Hwy 503 in Battle Ground. Music, giveaways and a raffle. 12-4 pm Free Movie Nights at Café Sip ‘n’ Play, 3000 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver – Sleeping Beauty. 5 pm Vancouver Rodeo at the Clark County Saddle Club. (See July 1) 7 pm 3 Sunday Chelatchie Prairie Railroad (See July 2) 12 pm and 2:30 pm Vancouver Rodeo at the Clark County Saddle Club. (See July 1) 7 pm 4 Monday Ridgefield 4th of July Celebration, downtown Ridgefield. Pancake breakfast, fun run, parade, carnival, pieeating contest, performances, fireworks show and more. More information at www. ridgefield4th.com. 7 am-10 pm Chelatchie Prairie Railroad (See July 2) 12 pm, 2:30 pm, continued on page 28

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and 7 pm Independence Day at Fort Vancouver. Enjoy an all day event at Fort Vancouver National Site with live entertainment, arts and crafts, kids’ games, food and beverage vendors, all ending with a spectacular fireworks show. Admission:$5 in advance, $7 at the gate. More information at www.fortvan.org/pages/fourthhome. 12-10:30 pm Vancouver Rodeo at the Clark County Saddle Club. (See July 1) 1 pm 5 Tuesday Café Learn and Play. Free storytelling, songs and ABC’s for ages 5 and under every Tuesday at Café Sip ‘n’ Play, 3000 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver. 10 am Kazoodles Toys East Side Stories and Songs for Preschoolers. Free every Tuesday at 13503 SE Mill Plain Blvd. #B-3, Vancouver. 10:30 am BJ the Clown at Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C NE Tenney Rd., Vancouver. 11 am Puckett Family Magic at Ridgefield Community Library, 210 N. Main Ave., Ridgefield. 2 pm After-School Special for grades 4-12 Tuesdays at Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C NE Tenney Rd., Vancouver. Bring YuGiOh or Magic-the-Gathering cards, or play with library’s board games, dice, cards and puzzles. 4-6 pm 6 Wednesday Noon Concert Series and Science in the Park, Esther Short Park, Vancouver. Prior to and during every Noon Concert,

children can try hands-on crafts and experiments, all designed for fun and learning about water, nature and the environment. Themes: Jul 06 – Bubbles, Jul 13- What is so special about Water? Jul 20 - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (Is it 3R’s or 5 R’s?), Jul 27 - Natural Disasters , Aug 3 - How well do you know Washington? Wed, Aug 10  -  Fur, Skin, Scales, Shells and other Animal Coverings. For concert lineup, visit www. cityofvancouver.us. 11 am-1 pm Tears of Joy Puppet Theater at Woodland Community Center, 782 Park St., Woodland. 2 pm InBeTweens activities for ages 8-12 Wednesdays at Cascade Park Community Library, 600 NE 136th Ave., Vancouver. First Wednesday - Book Discussion, Second Wednesday – Games, Third Wednesday – Art, Fourth Wednesday - Tween Choice. 5 pm The Curt Show at Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 SE 8th Way, Battle Ground. 6:30 pm Presto the Magician at Vancouver Mall Community Library, 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Dr., Ste 285, Vancouver. 7 pm 7 Thursday Hart’s Reptile World at Cascade Park Community Library, 600 NE 136th Ave., Vancouver. 11 am Paradise of Samoa at Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C NE Tenney Rd., Vancouver. 11 am Mad Science at Washougal Community Library, 1661 C St., Washougal. 4 pm Riverview Six to Sunset

Concert Series at Esther Short Park, Vancouver. Music and food Thursdays in July. View lineup at www.cityofvancouver. us. 6-8 pm 8 Friday Teen ‘Scape for ages 12-19 every Friday at Vancouver Community Library. (See July 1) 2:30-4:30 pm Amboy Territorial Days at Territorial Park, Amboy. Carnival, live music, breakfast and parade on Saturday, and more. More information at www. amboywa.com. 3 pm Free Movie Nights at Café Sip ‘n’ Play, 3000 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver – Finding Nemo. 5 pm Evening on the Row, free at Fort Vancouver, 750 Anderson St., Vancouver. Vancouver Barracks and Officers Row comes to life with evening activities of the time, including Waltz Through Time, 1867 Croquet, and Costume Interpreters. For more information, call 360-816-6230 or visit http://www.nps.gov/fova/ planyourvisit/events.htm. 6:307:30 pm 9 Saturday 18th Annual 5K Lyle’sMyles Run/Walk for HIV/AIDS at Esther Short Park (Sixth and Columbia). Suggested donation: $10 per person ($5 for youth ages 15 and under), and $2 per leashed dog. More information at www.LylesMyles.com. 8:30 am Amboy Territorial Days at Territorial Park, Amboy. (See July 8) 8 am Stewardship Saturday community service day at Columbia Springs, 12208 SE Evergreen Hwy, Vancouver. All volunteers are welcome!

Children with parental supervision and teens under 16 with parental permission. Snacks and tools provided. Please bring sturdy shoes, appropriate outdoor work clothing, a water bottle. To sign-up or for more information, email volunteer@ columbiasprings.org. 9 am-1 pm Fourth Plain International Festival at Warrior Field, 2000 Norris Rd., Vancouver (4th Plain and Norris). Free event, featuring live music, ethnic and local foods, local arts and crafts, community mural activity, face painting, rock wall, kids’ games, and more. More information at www.4thplainfestival.com. 10 am-7 pm Kids Dig at Fort Vancouver. (See July 2) 11 am-1 pm Reptile Man at Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C NE Tenney Rd., Vancouver. 11 am Pearson Air Museum’s Second Saturday Cinema, 1115 E 5th St., Vancouver. With regular admission, visitors can enjoy a classic aviation-themed film in the museum’s Tex Rankin Theater. Adult admission is $7. Admission for students ages 6 to 17, seniors or active military with ID is $5. Children under age 6 are admitted for free. For movie schedule and other details, call 360-694-7026 or visit www.pearsonairmuseum. org. 12 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. July theme: One Bug – Two Bugs – Three Bugs – Four! Some crawl, some fly, some are pretty, some are pests, some continued on next page

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have wings and some even help plants. And they are all bugs. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 1-3 pm Professor Banjo at Vancouver Mall Community Library, 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Dr., Ste 285, Vancouver. 3 pm Free Movie Nights at Café Sip ‘n’ Play, 3000 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver – Finding Nemo. 5 pm 10 Sunday Amboy Territorial Days at Territorial Park, Amboy. (See July 8) 8 am 11 Monday Mudeye Puppet Company at La Center Community Library, 1411 NE Lockwood Creek Rd., La Center. 10:30 am 12 Tuesday Café Learn and Play. Storytelling every Tuesday at Café Sip ‘n’ Play. (See July 5) 10 am Kazoodles Toys East Side Stories and Songs for Preschoolers. (See July 5) 10:30 am The Henrik Bothe Variety Show at Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C NE Tenney Rd., Vancouver. 11 am Dragon Theater Puppets at Ridgefield Community Library, 210 N. Main Ave., Ridgefield. 2 pm After-School Special for grades 4-12 at Three Creeks Community Library. (See July 5) 4-6 pm 13 Wednesday Jay Frasier at Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 SE

8th Way, Battle Ground. 11 am Noon Concert Series and Science in the Park, at Esther Short Park, Vancouver. (See July 6) 11 am-1 pm Steve Taylor at Woodland Community Center, 782 Park St., Woodland. 2 pm

Evening on the Row, free at Fort Vancouver. (See July 8) 6:30-7:30 pm Friday Fun Night at Kids Club Fun and Fitness. (See July 1) 6:30-10:30 pm 16 Saturday

Leapin’ Louie at Vancouver Mall Community Library, 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Dr., Ste 285, Vancouver. 3 pm

Battle Ground Harvest Days at Battle Ground Village. Food vendors, parade, fun run, and more. More information at www. battlegroundchamber.org.

InBeTweens activities for ages 8-12 Wednesdays at Cascade Park Community Library (See July 6) 5 pm

Kids Dig at Fort Vancouver. (See July 2) 11 am-1 pm

14 Thursday JuggleMania at Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C NE Tenney Rd., Vancouver. 11 am Mad Science at Cascade Park Community Library, 600 NE 136th Ave., Vancouver. 11 am Riverview Six to Sunset Concert Series at Esther Short Park, Vancouver. (See July 7) 6-8 pm 15 Friday Battle Ground Harvest Days at Battle Ground Village. Food vendors, parade, fun run, and more. More information at www. battlegroundchamber.org. Teen ‘Scape for ages 12-19 every Friday at Vancouver Community Library. (See July 1) 2:30-4:30 pm Free Movie Nights at Café Sip ‘n’ Play, 3000 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver – Mary Poppins. 5 pm Parents’ Night Out for ages 6 weeks-12 years, at Clark County Family YMCA. Theme is “Ocean Wonders.” (See July 1) 6-9 pm

Chelatchie Prairie Railroad (See June 4) 12 pm and 2:30 pm Free Movie Nights at Café Sip ‘n’ Play, 3000 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver – Mary Poppins. 5 pm 1860’s Vintage Base Ball, free at Fort Vancouver Parade Ground. Bring a picnic, listen to the Whiskey Flats Brass Band, and costume interpreters play the game by the rules established in 1860. For more information, call 360-816-6230 or visit http://www.nps.gov/fova/ planyourvisit/events.htm. 6 pm    Junior Symphony of Vancouver Summer Kickoff Concert at Vancouver First Church of God, 3300 NE 78th St., Vancouver. Tickets $10 general & $8 student/ senior - available at the door. For further information call 360-696-4084 or visit www. oregonchamberplayers.org. 7:30 pm 17 Sunday Battle Ground Harvest Days at Battle Ground Village. Food vendors, parade, fun run, and more. More information at www. battlegroundchamber.org.

18 Monday Puckett Family Magic at La Center Community Library, 1411 NE Lockwood Creek Rd., La Center. 10:30 am 19 Tuesday Café Learn and Play. Storytelling every Tuesday at Café Sip ‘n’ Play. (See July 5) 10 am Kazoodles Toys East Side Stories and Songs for Preschoolers. (See July 5) 10:30 am The Alphabeticians at Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C NE Tenney Rd., Vancouver. 11 am Creature Feature at Ridgefield Community Library, 210 N. Main Ave., Ridgefield. 2 pm After-School Special for grades 4-12 at Three Creeks Community Library. (See July 5) 4-6 pm 20 Wednesday Noon Concert Series and Science in the Park, at Esther Short Park, Vancouver. (See July 6) 11 am-1 pm Mad Science at Vancouver Community Library (New location), 901 C St., Vancouver. 2 pm Little Timbre Music at Woodland Community Center, 782 Park St., Woodland. 2 pm InBeTweens activities for ages 8-12 Wednesdays at Cascade Park Community Library (See July 6) 5 pm Creature Feature at Battle Ground Community Library, continued on page 30

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1207 SE 8th Way, Battle Ground. 6:30 pm The Curt Show at Vancouver Mall Community Library, 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Dr., Ste 285, Vancouver. 7 pm 21 Thursday Angel Ocasio at Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C NE Tenney Rd., Vancouver. 11 am Sean’s Shadows at Cascade Park Community Library, 600 NE 136th Ave., Vancouver. 11 am Riverview Six to Sunset Concert Series at Esther Short Park, Vancouver. (See July 7) 6-8 pm 22 Friday Camas Days in downtown Camas. Games for kids, arts and crafts booths, and live, musical entertainment. 10 am11 pm Teen ‘Scape for ages 12-19 every Friday at Vancouver Community Library. (See July 1) 2:30-4:30 pm Free Movie Nights at Café Sip ‘n’ Play, 3000 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver – Cars. 5 pm Evening on the Row, free at Fort Vancouver. (See July 8) 6:30-7:30 pm 23 Saturday Camas Days in downtown Camas. Games for kids, arts and crafts booths, and live, musical entertainment. 10 am11 pm Kids Dig at Fort Vancouver. (See July 2) 11 am-1 pm Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Train Robbery Special (See July 2) 12 pm and 2:30 pm Artisans in Action free event at Handmade Local Market, 7702

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NE 219th St., Battle Ground. Watch artisans create their work in front of you. More information at www.handmadelocalmarket. com or call 360-576-5848. 12-4 pm Fire in the Park to benefit Share, at Esther Short Park, Vancouver. Free event includes Fire fighter competition, chili cook-off, children’s event area, NW Regional Fire Pipe & Drum Bands, fire apparatus display, Patrick Lamb performance, and more. More information at www. sharevancouver.org. 12-9 pm Jill’s Pail at Vancouver Mall Community Library, 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Dr., Ste 285, Vancouver. 3 pm Creature Feature at Washougal Community Library, 1661 C St., Washougal. 4 pm Free Movie Nights at Café Sip ‘n’ Play, 3000 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver – Cars. 5 pm 24 Sunday Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Train Robbery Special (See July 2) 12 pm and 2:30 pm 25 Monday Charlie Brown at La Center Community Library, 1411 NE Lockwood Creek Rd., La Center. 10:30 am 26 Tuesday Café Learn and Play. Storytelling every Tuesday at Café Sip ‘n’ Play. (See July 5) 10 am Kazoodles Toys East Side Stories and Songs for Preschoolers. (See July 5) 10:30 am Puckett Family Magic at Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C NE Tenney Rd., Vancouver. 11 am The Curt Show at Ridgefield Community Library, 210 N. Main

Ave., Ridgefield. 2 pm After-School Special for grades 4-12 at Three Creeks Community Library. (See July 5) 4-6 pm 27 Wednesday Noon Concert Series and Science in the Park, at Esther Short Park, Vancouver. (See July 6) 11 am-1 pm Cinda Tilgner Half-Pint Productions at Woodland Community Center, 782 Park St., Woodland. 2 pm Wild on Wildlife at Vancouver Mall Community Library, 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Dr., Ste 285, Vancouver. 3 pm InBeTweens activities for ages 8-12 Wednesdays at Cascade Park Community Library (See July 6) 5 pm 28 Thursday 3 Days of Aloha in the Pacific Northwest, at Esther Short Park, Vancouver. presented by The Ke Kekui Foundation. Events include a hula and craft workshop, Pa’ina, Hula concert and competition, and the Ho’Ike and Hawaiian Festival. Visit www.hawaiianfestivalpnw.com for details. Noiseguy at Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C NE Tenney Rd., Vancouver. 11 am Jay Frasier at Washougal Community Library, 1661 C St., Washougal. 4 pm Riverview Six to Sunset Concert Series at Esther Short Park, Vancouver. (See July 7) 6-8 pm 29 Friday 3 Days of Aloha in the Pacific Northwest, at Esther Short Park (See July 28)

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Magical Miniatures at Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 SE 8th Way, Battle Ground. 11 am Teen ‘Scape for ages 12-19 every Friday at Vancouver Community Library. (See July 1) 2:30-4:30 pm Free Movie Nights at Café Sip ‘n’ Play, 3000 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver – Milo & Otis. 5 pm Evening on the Row, free at Fort Vancouver. (See July 8) 6:30-7:30 pm 30 Saturday 3 Days of Aloha in the Pacific Northwest, at Esther Short Park (See July 28) Kids Dig at Fort Vancouver. (See July 2) 11 am-1 pm Blueberry Pancake Day at Cedar Creek Grist Mill, 43907 NE Grist Mill Rd., Woodland. Sample blueberry pancakes with blueberry syrup, take recipes for blueberry treats, and pick all the blueberries you want. 1-4 pm Free Movie Nights at Café Sip ‘n’ Play, 3000 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver – Milo & Otis. 5 pm Arc in Motion 5K/10K Run/ Walk to benefit Arc of Clark County at 6511 NE 18th St., Vancouver. More information at www.arcswwa.org. 31 Sunday Blueberry Pancake Day at Cedar Creek Grist Mill. (See July 30) 1-4 pm


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