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March ‘16

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FEATURE ARTICLES

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Getting Centered: A Group Model for Maternal Health A brand new approach to supportive prenatal care

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Spring Break Camp Guide Local camp options for ages 4 through teen

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Herbal Remedies in Pregnancy Relief within reach

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Editor’s Notes

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The New Domesticity Carving out time to develop perseverance

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Wander Woman Getting a kick out of contra dancing

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Calendar of Events & Activities

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EDITOR'S NOTES

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Words Matter Whether you’re managing multiple Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts or simply

occasionally happen upon the comments section of an online article, there’s no denying that

social media is now influencing everything we do, from parenting to politics to cooking to

caregiving. I have valued the opportunity social media gives me to keep in touch with old friends, glean homemaking advice, get a good laugh,

and sift through various political opinions to better shape my own. My daughter will soon enter the arena of social media, but not before I’ve done my due diligence to teach her the basics of netiquette, or rather,

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civil human interaction, which sometimes seem lost on those who lose

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our online persona is an extension of, and not separate from, our values

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all decorum and dignity when obscured by a computer screen. In truth,

and principles. We’re all quick to advocate for anti-bullying campaigns, but are we practicing restraint when addressing someone online with

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whom we disagree, perhaps vehemently? We teach our kids to say

“thank you,” but are we using our online platforms to express gratitude for those we love? We bemoan a toddler’s tantrum, but do our posts resemble grown-up tirades? Not only will our children follow suit,

but our own happiness hangs in the balance. Words matter, so choose carefully.

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THE NEW DOMESTICITY

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By Julianna Lawson

TRY, TRY AGAIN

“Let’s watch Mom’s favorite episode,” my husband suggested. The girls were curled up on the couch enjoying the television adaptation of “Little House on the Prairie,” and they knew which episode Dad meant. My 10-year-old popped in Season 1 and queued up “The Richest Man in Walnut Grove.” “Why do you like it so much?” she asked me. I explained that I love the way the Ingalls family pulls together during a season of financial hardship. They could have given up, but instead they each do their part and eventually pull the family out of debt. By the end of the story, the mercantile owner is inspired by the Ingalls family’s fortitude and unity. “You know, Charles,” he reflects, “I think you must be the richest man in Walnut Grove.” Following a similar “Little House” episode that features a student reading aloud from a school textbook, we were inspired to do a little research. We found that the lines, which were taken from the 1879 “McGuffey’s Fourth Eclectic Reader,” pair well with the characteristic Ingalls family spirit: Yes, dear children, I wish to teach you the value of perseverance . . . . Whenever you fail in your attempts to do any good thing, let your motto be, - try again. It seems that today’s culture doesn’t always hold perseverance in the same regard. Modern conveniences have led us to expect a life of greater ease, instant gratification, and simple answers. If something goes wrong, there’s no need to fix it. We simply move on. If a task proves too difficult, we let someone else take over. This attitude is stealthily cropping up in the lives of our children who are accustomed to numerous screen related diversions. Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane in their book “Growing Up

Social” (Northfield Publishing, 2014) have observed that because computer and video games give our children immediate rewards, “they are not as willing to risk failure or endure boredom” in other settings. Children are more likely to give up on school work and extracurricular pursuits because success in the real world doesn’t come as quickly or easily as it does on the iPad. Yet it is actually the risk of failure and the discipline of dealing with boredom that foster the ability to overcome difficulty and develop creativity. But it takes time and hard work to step into such a seemingly insecure environment. So how can we encourage our children to branch out rather than give up? Here are a few basic ideas for building perseverance in the home. They can be approached simply or elaborately and tailored as needed, but the key to perseverance is in the first phrase of each suggestion: spend time. Spend Time in the Kitchen Food preparation is a natural, practical way to teach our children about perseverance. In a society that often turns to fast food, try slowing things down occasionally. Take, for example, making bread. The process requires time and effort, but the results are satisfying. Allow your child to knead the dough, to watch the yeast at work as the dough rises, and to appreciate the aroma that fills the house as the bread bakes. Together, see the project through to completion - from choosing the recipe to washing the dishes - and reward your little baker (and yourself!) with a thick slice of bread slathered with strawberry jam. The wait is deliciously worth it. Spend Time Perfecting an Art Addison Leitch, the late dean of a Pennsylvania college in the 1950s, once observed that the happiest students on campus were the athletes and musicians. “These were the groups who continued on next page

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voluntarily put themselves under authority.” The discipline it takes to perfect a skill—be it musical, athletic, or artistic—also requires much practice, which in turn promotes endurance, cultivates success, and leads to a greater sense of well-being.

Julianna Lawson and her husband Jamie make their home in Vancouver with their four children, ages 10 to 17. Julianna has found that homemade pizza on a Friday night is a deliciously fun way to encourage her family to work together toward a common goal . . . even though the end result is all too quickly devoured.

Encourage your child to take up a sport, instrument, or art class, and then help him follow through on the daily practice it takes to develop that skill. Our children may also be inspired by the upcoming Summer Olympics. As a family, learn about the athletes through the extended Olympic coverage. Cheer them on and point out the sacrifices it took to get them to this place. Encourage your child in her own pursuits as she witnesses the rewards of perseverance. Spend Time Working Toward a Common Goal Find something that your family can work toward together. Set a realistic, attainable goal and join forces to see where perseverance and teamwork can take you. This might take the form of saving up for a family vacation, creating a family video, landscaping the yard to add a new play structure, or training to participate in a marathon. Encourage one another when the going gets tough, and when frustration, discouragement, and even failure threaten to steer you off track, remember your family mantra and try, try again.

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Wander Woman

EXPLORING HIDDEN GEMS oF SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON By Afton Nelson

Getting a Kick out of Contra Dance This month I travelled way out of my comfort zone— all the way to the Hazel Dell Grange for their monthly Contra in the Couve—and I brought my family with me. Contra dance is a type of folk dancing, similar to square dancing, with a caller who calls out moves and lively music to dance to. However, instead of forming squares with your partner and another couple, you and your partner stand across from each other in long lines. Together you move down the line by dancing a series of repeating steps that the caller teaches before each dance.

were fantastic. You won’t meet a friendlier bunch of people. We felt welcome and encouraged the entire time.

We arrived at 7:30 pm for the thirty-minute lesson that precedes each dance, and filled out green name tags that identified us as newbies. Red tags are reserved for the seasoned pros. There seemed to be plenty of first timers, just like us, so my three boys, Ethan (18), Jonah (13) and Isaac (11), our 13-year-old friend Laura, and my husband and I didn’t feel out of place at all.

Our missteps were overlooked and our feeble efforts were warmly encouraged. We were not perfect by a long shot, but we had a blast trying to get all the steps right. And as Laura observed, “laughing at our own mistakes made it fun.”

To my surprise and delight, contra dancing was loads of fun, the family enjoyed it, and the regulars we met at the Grange

Initially, my boys were afraid that they would be the youngest dancers there. Turned out, they were. But, once the practice was over and the dance started, all of us were swooped onto the dance floor. No sitting on the sidelines for us!

One of my boys’ biggest fears was that they would have to dance with “old people,” and I could understand their concern. However, once they got dancing, it didn’t seem to matter who their partner was. They were all smiles. Isaac even announced, “I thought it was going to be

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Go to VancouverFamilyMagazin e.com to see more photos of m y contra dance adve nture and let me know whe re I should explore next ! horrible, but it was really fun. I wouldn’t change anything about it.” In fact, when I said it was time to leave, Isaac asked to stay and dance one more song. Ethan said, “I didn’t want to go and was kind of dreading it all day. But it was not as bad as I thought.” He, along with the others, loved the live music, especially the fiddle. The style of music, which includes bluegrass, Celtic, and Appalachian is upbeat and toe-tapping. According to their website, Contra in the Couve has some of the best bands and callers in the region at their dances. If you decide to try contra dancing, wear soft soled shoes. Leather is great, but sneakers work fine too. Dress in layers continued on page 12

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Wander Woman: Getting a Kick Out of Contra Dance (cont’d)

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as the dances are active, and you’ll get a workout and warm right up. Swishy skirts add to the fun, but are not required. The important thing is that you are comfortable and dressed to move. Laura thought contra dancing would be perfect for kids who were 12 years old and up, but depending on maturity, younger kids might enjoy it too. To make the evening even more of a hoot, bring another family with children so there are partners in their age ranges, but don’t worry if you don’t have partners for everyone. Part of the fun is dancing with more experienced dancers and learning the steps. Contra dance taught us all that doing new things and stepping out of our comfort zones can result in great discoveries. Isaac, who can’t wait to go again admitted that it was out of his comfort zone, but his brother Jonah one-upped him and said, “It made me not have a comfort zone.” Get out there and try something new with your family this month!

Afton Nelson is a wife and mother of three boys, a writer who loves exploring the Pacific Northwest with her family and a new fan of contra dance. Get to know her better at www.aftonnelson.com.

Contra in the Couve Hazel Dell Grange: 7509 NE Hazel Dell Ave., Vancouver • www.contra-van-wa.org Dances are held the 2nd Friday of each month. The lesson begins at 7:30 pm and dancing takes place from 8 pm-11 pm. Admission is $7. $5 for under 12 and over 65 years. For more information, great tips, rules and etiquette check out the Chattahoochiee Country Dancers website at www.contradance.org/html/new_dancer_info.php.

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Feature: Getting Centered: A Group Model for Maternal Health

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Entering the world of parenthood means instantly facing a flood of choices and decisions. Whether it’s birthing location options, birthing style choices, or decisions on what type of prenatal care works best with your preferences and overall values, pregnancy can be a time full of excitement as well as information overload. Because of that, many parents are looking for a support system that they can have in place for the long haul. Enter: Centering Healthcare Institute.

POWER IN NUMBERS CenteringPregnancy is a team approach to prenatal care that works to engage patients through peer support, skill-building, and goal setting. The group health care model allows patients the opportunity to talk about important health topics with not only their provider, but with other women at the same stage of pregnancy. Appointments are generally about two hours and allow women to check in with their clinician, measure their vitals and weight, and then relax with a group of about eight to twelve women to discuss relevant and timely topics. The group setting allows women to talk about issues that impact their health as well as the health of their babies and families. It’s a space where they can freely ask questions, get advice, build comradery, and share experiences with one another. Photo courtesy of Kate Fields, CNM

Centering Healthcare Institute is a nonprofit organization that works through two models: CenteringPregnancy (prenatal care) and CenteringParenting (well-woman and well-baby care). Here,

we’ll discuss more about the prenatal portion of the program.

Expectant mothers (and one mother whose baby had already arrived!) in Vancouver attend their last CenteringPregnancy group session in November 2015.

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The Vancouver Clinic, in collaboration with PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. There are currently seven CNMs participating and to date, 94 women have completed the program. Kate Fields, one of the CNMs in the program explains, “The program offers education about pregnancy, labor, delivery, newborn care, postpartum adjustment, and more, but it’s not a class. We have a basic curriculum we like to cover so women leave with valuable information, but the groups are very interactive and facilitative. Each group is different due to the different women in the groups.” Fields elaborates, “Women enjoy the support they find in each other and are more prepared for labor and delivery. They get to know each other very well and develop friendships. They’re empowered to take care of their pregnancy and health, and this provides them with the tools to be a better parent!” In addition, the CenteringPregnancy model recognizes that traditional prenatal care models often leave fathers with little support during the months of pregnancy, so the program makes sure that men can also find support with other dads in the groups. Fathers are able to see that their partner isn’t alone in her symptoms and feelings and that they don’t have to be alone either. The group meetings help bring fathers back into the prenatal care picture. continued on page 16


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Feature: Getting Centered: A Group Model for Maternal Health (cont’d) continued from page 14

BENEFITS OF THE CENTERING MODEL

“A GREAT SUPPORT SYSTEM”

Fields shares that the Centering model has been linked to decreased prematurity rates, increased rates of breastfeeding, and fewer women with postpartum depression. “The women in the groups form lifelong friendships and often have reunions and playdates together after the group ends. The groups also communicate using social media and many have private Facebook pages for questions, sharing photos of their babies, and more.”

Venessa Bush, a mother of six, says she had never had a midwife before and decided she wanted to use one during her last pregnancy. After finding out about the program she said, “I wanted the support. Just being with other people that were going through the same thing as you, you learn things—even me, when I was preparing for my sixth child. You hear about other experiences from other women, and I could also share things that I had been through with other first time moms. You don’t feel so lost or so alone - it’s a great support system.” The appointments became something that Bush looked forward to. She got to have time just for herself (a rarity in itself) where she was able to snack on yummy foods and chat with her new friends about life and things that were going on during their pregnancies.

She goes on to say, “Many patients are concerned that the groups are scheduled for two hours, and that it’s too long. During traditional prenatal care, there is time checking in and waiting, then about 10-15 minutes of actually seeing the provider. Imagine if those two hours were spent with your provider! The face to face time that group participants have with their provider is twice or three times as much.” And since the visits are scheduled in advance, there is time to schedule childcare, rearrange work schedules, and set aside time for partners to come to the appointments if they wish.

Vancouver mom Brianna Ryan with her son, Owen, at a CenteringPregnancy group reunion in January 2016, planned by the women in the group so they could meet each other’s babies.

Brianna Ryan, a first time mom that gave birth in November, wasn’t sure if she wanted to participate in the program at first. After talking with a midwife about it, she decided to give it a try, and shares, “I was surrounded by other moms. There was no judgment, and I could talk to other

“Go into it with an open mind and an open heart. Whether it’s your first or sixth child,

women about my worries and concerns. Even now, I’m still in touch with some of those women. It’s really cool.” She goes on to say, “It helped me through a lot. I would definitely do it again, in a heartbeat!” Bush offers this advice for women who are pregnant and new to the program: “Go into it with an open mind and an open heart. Whether it’s your first or sixth child, just go and enjoy other women and enjoy being pregnant. You get two hours of your own time! It’s not only a point of information, but it also gives women a safe place to talk about anything. It won’t leave that room.” Ryan’s enthusiasm for CenteringPregnancy is just as strong. When asked what she would tell other pregnant women considering the program, Ryan says it simply: “Totally do it!”

A lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, Brooke Strickland is a full time freelance writer and social media specialist. She is also the co-author of “Hooked on Games,” a book about technology and video game addiction. When taking a break from writing, she can be found reading a historical fiction book, trying out a new recipe in the kitchen, or spending time with her husband and two kids. Visit her website at brookestrickland.org. Expectant mother Venessa Bush holds CenteringPregnancy classmate Kassandra Shelton’s baby, Grayson, at their last group session in November 2015.

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enjoy being pregnant.” – Venessa Bush

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Vancouver Parks and Recreation FCC Teen “Survivor” Camp Location: Firstenburg Community Center, 700 NE 136th Ave, Vancouver WA 98683 Phone Number: 360-487-7001 ext 8 Ages: 11-15

Days/Times: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am-6 pm Cost: $160/$182 Description: #104828. Join us for a fun and engaging week off from school making new friends while swimming, playing awesome games, cool crafts and field trips on Tuesday and Thursday. This camp reinforces healthy active living, positive self-image, leadership, collaboration and good decision making. Structured camp activities are from 9 am-4 pm. Please go online at www.cityofvancouver. us/camps to view the daily activity schedule and to complete the required Participant Information Form.

Vancouver Parks and Recreation Spring Adventures Youth Day Camp Location: Marshall Community Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98668 Phone Number: 360-487-7100 Ages: 6-10 Days/Times: Monday-Friday, 7 am-5:30 pm Cost: $156/$179 Description: #104029. Have your child connect with nature and their day camp friends in a fun and creative way with Vancouver Parks and Recreation Youth Day Camps! During camp kids will engage in swimming, games, sports, crafts and a Tuesday field trips to Safari Sam’s that will reinforce a healthy lifestyle, positive identity, leadership, teambuilding, good decision making and strong values. Structured camp activities are from 9 am-4 pm. Please go online at www.cityofvancouver.us/camps to view the daily activity schedule and to complete the required Participant Information Form. continued on page 20

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Portland Children’s Museum Spring Break Camp 2016

Ages: 8-12 Days/Times: Monday-Friday, 10-11:30 am

Location: 4015 SW Canyon Road, Portland

Cost: $150

Phone Number: 503-223-6500

Description: Vancouver’s own ROCK U is offering a Beginning Guitar Camp for Kids this Spring Break! The camp curriculum will include: strumming techniques, chords, basic rhythms, beginning music reading, awesome riffs, and a whole bunch of great songs! Included in the cost is the Hal Leonard Guitar for Kids, Method and Songbook. No experience is necessary - just have your child bring a guitar and a great attitude! Go to www.rockurocks.com for more details and to register.

Ages: 4-6 Days/Times: March 21-25, 9 am-2 pm. Cost: $225 (non-member); $192 (member) Description: Get ready to fill Spring Break with creativity and adventure! Our Art and Nature Day Camps connect kids with their inner artists and investigators for a great day camp experience. Explorations and projects made with clay, paper, paint, and natural materials will be led by our talented teaching artists. Spend your week with us getting into art and nature!

ROCK U Beginning Guitar Camp Location: ROCK U, 311 E Reserve St., Vancouver, WA 98661 Email: rockuvancouver@gmail.com

Days/Times: M-Th, 10 am-3 pm (early drop off and late pick up available for an additional $5/hour) Cost: $245 Description: Enjoy springtime on the ranch and spend spring break with us during our spring break horse camp! The week is packed with fun-filled horse activities. Campers will get to learn about horses and horse care, ride twice daily, make crafts, and play fun games on horseback!

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Feature: Herbal Remedies in Pregnancy

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By Nikki Klock

From heartburn to muscle soreness to insomnia, the laundry list of uncomfortable or even painful symptoms of pregnancy is long. Our little bundles of joy are no doubt worth the discomforts, but relief from many of these irritations is often within reach with the help of simple herbs. “I love herbs because they are gentle, natural and that’s where many of our medicines were made,” says Clark County midwife Mary Bernabe. “You can grow them yourself and make salves, tinctures and teas and you know exactly what’s in them.” Below is a list of herbal remedies that Bernabe recommends, and which have been approved by the BabyCentre Medical Advisory Board as safe to use in moderation during pregnancy, along with associated cautions posted by BabyCentre. Please consult your physician before using any of these herbal remedies.

Herbal Remedies in Pregnancy Herb

Remedies

Reason for Caution in Pregnancy

“Great for circulation and varicose veins,” says Bernabe. “I’ve used it to stop bleeding when the rare time someone bleeds too much at a birth. Good for blood pressure.”

May cause diarrhea if used in large quantities in cooking.

Chamomile

Great for sleep and calming moms and babies. Good for colic and fussiness. “It grows wild here and is easy to make a tea out of,” says Bernabe. “Make sure it’s in a place that isn’t sprayed for weeds.”

May cause irritation and allergic reactions when used as a cream on the skin. Excessive use may stimulate the nervous system and cause insomnia.

Echinacea

Boosts the immune system, is great for viral infections. Take in caps or tea. Easy to grow in the Pacific Northwest. For kids as well as adults.

Small doses are safe in pregnancy, but only use for up to seven days.

Safe as a diluted essential oil in small doses, and can be added to steam inhalation to relieve sinuses.

Only use for short periods. Undiluted oil on your skin may cause irritation. Don’t swallow the essential oil, as it may upset your stomach.

Good for circulation and works well with other herbs. Warming and soothing for colds and flus. “I use ginger in the elderberry syrup I make for my kids,” says Bernabe.

Large amounts may cause blood thinning, so avoid if you have a history of miscarriage or have any vaginal bleeding during your pregnancy. Excessive amounts may cause abdominal discomfort, heartburn and itchiness. Don’t have more than about three teaspoons of grated root ginger a day.

Cayenne Chili

Eucalyptus

Ginger

May cause nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, allergic reactions, breathlessness, heartburn, constipation, mouth ulcers, headache, dizziness, insomnia and disorientation.

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Herb Lavender

Peppermint

Remedies

Reason for Caution in Pregnancy

Lavender can be used in diffusers, teas, cookies, soda, and baths. “I use lavender in epsom salt baths for ladies who need more magnesium,” says Bernabe.

Do not use if you are taking drugs for a heart condition, or antacid medication for heartburn. Can lower blood pressure, making you feel faint.

Good for upset stomach or gas, and for babies with colic.

May cause heartburn, nausea, vomiting and allergic reactions, including skin irritation, when the oil is used on skin. May be a heart stimulant.

Red Raspberry Leaf

“Red raspberry leaf is my favorite for pregnancy,” says Bernabe. “I’ve been using this one for 43 years. It’s high in calcium and a great uterine tonic and birth preparer.” It also strengthens ligaments and uterus. Simply strip raspberry leaves from your plants, dry them and crumble them up in a tea. Although BabyCentre warns against taking red raspberry leaf before 32 weeks, Bernabe says she’s never seen it start labor or cause contractions. “It’s an all-around great herb for women.”

May stimulate the womb (uterus), and cause miscarriage or premature labour. In large doses, it may lengthen your labour. Do not use if you have previously had a caesarean, have placenta praevia, bleeding in late pregnancy, are expecting twins, or if you have anemia or high blood pressure. Do not use if you are taking iron tablets.

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Do not use if you are taking drugs for heart complaints or antacid medication for heartburn.

For information about herbal remedies to avoid during pregnancy and labor, visit www.vancouverfamilymagazine. com/herbal-pregnancy.

Nikki Klock has been the editor of Vancouver Family Magazine since 2006. She is an avid reader and a homeschooling mother of two daughters.

Read more about the uses of herbs: “Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year” by Susan Weed (Ash Tree, 1996) “Health from God’s Garden: Herbal Remedies for Glowing Health and Well-Being” by Maria Treben (Healing Arts Press, 1987) Find hundreds of herbs for purchase, plus tutorials and recipes at www.mountainroseherbs.com.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Calendar March ‘16

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1 TUESDAY

Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action at Portland Children’s Museum, 4015 SW Canyon Rd., Portland. Jump into an actionpacked family adventure at the museum’s new traveling exhibit. Get your family moving with creative adventure scenes and an “Action Star Training Center.” Try out surfing, snowboarding, and kung fu in imaginative surroundings. Scramble your way through a climbing canyon and make your flycycle flap its wings. Test your balance, strength, coordination, and endurance in many funfilled ways. This exhibit runs through May 15. Cost: $10.75. 9 am-5 pm Song, Story and Sensory at Art ala Carte, 9120 NE Vancouver Mall Loop #130, Vancouver. Join Miss Shelly every Tuesday morning for songs, sensory projects and stories! Each week is a different theme. Program is $8 per toddler. Feel free to stay longer into open studio to continue exploring. Older siblings may participate in open studio for the $11 rate. Ages 18 mo-4 years. 9:30 am-11 am Terrific Tuesday: STEAM Maker for 5-9 Year Olds at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. Explore science, technology, art, engineering and math. 4-5 pm

2 WEDNESDAY

Boomerang Kids’ Story & Craft Time at 808 Main St., Vancouver. Free stories, fun and activities in Boomerang’s awesome indoor kids’ play area. 10-10:30 am Storytime at Kazoodles at 13503 SE Mill Plain Blvd. #B-3, Vancouver. Stories, songs and fun for preschoolers. 10:30 am

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Spanish Storytime at Camas Public Library, 625 NE 4th Ave., Camas. Infant through 5 years. 11-11:30 am Slime Science at The Mall Library Connection, 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Dr., Ste. 285, Vancouver. You are living in a world of slime - at work and at play, at the dinner table and at the park. Slime is all around us. Learn more by cooking up a batch of your own. Ages 6-12. 3-4 pm Crafternoon at Kazoodles, 13503 SE Mill Plain Blvd. #B-3, Vancouver. Drop in to make a different craft each week. This week: DIY Mazes. Cost: $2 per child. Ages 4 and up. 3-5 pm Wonderful Wednesdays: STEAM/Maker for 9-12 Year Olds at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. Explore science, technology, engineering, art and math and create with Makerspace activities. Parent participation is optional. 4-5 pm

3 THURSDAY

Music and Movement for Ages 0-6 at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. Movement and music activities including dance, shakers, parachutes and scarves for ages 0-6 and their caregivers. 10-10:30 am Explore! Program for 3-6 Year Olds at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. Hands on STEAM program exploring science, technology, engineering, art and math. Parent participation required. 11 am-12 pm Dr. Seuss Birthday Party! at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. Get loose with Seuss. Celebrate Theodor Seuss Geisel’s 101st birthday with The Harmonica Pocket. Sing some Seuss, help the Whos and

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hear the history of Horton. For ages 0-9 years. 11 am-12 pm Dr. Seuss Birthday Party! at Ridgefield Community Library, 210 North Main Ave., Ridgefield. Get loose with Seuss. Celebrate Theodor Seuss Geisel’s 101st birthday with The Harmonica Pocket. Sing some Seuss, help the Whos and hear the history of Horton. For ages 0-9 years. 4-5 pm Family Storytime at La Center Community Library, 1411 NE Lockwood Creek Rd., La Center. Listen, play, sing, dance, and maybe even craft your way through a storytime for children ages 0-6 and their family. 6:30-7:30 pm Kiggins Theatre Comedy Night at 1011 Main St., Vancouver. Monthly stand-up comedy showcase featuring talented comedians who know just how to tickle your funny bone. Tickets $10 per person. All ages are technically welcome, but parental guidance is heartily recommended since some of the themes and material are mature. For more details, visit www.kigginstheatre.net. 8-10 pm

4 FRIDAY

Explore! Program for 3-6 Year Olds at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. (See Mar. 3) 10:30-11:30 am Portland Children’s Museum Free First Friday at 4015 SW Canyon Rd., Portland. 4-8 pm Vancouver Downtown Association First Friday. Every first Friday of the month throughout the year, participating art galleries, merchants and restaurants in downtown Vancouver open their doors to celebrate opening night of various art exhibits. Live music and citywide receptions continued on page 28

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5 SATURDAY

10th Annual Children’s Festival at Vancouver Mall, 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Dr., Vancouver. Free family event with live music from Eric Herman and the Thunder Puppies, free face painting, balloon art, and bounce house, dance and vocal performances, prizes, games, activities, and more. 10 am-3 pm Come and Play on Saturday at Three Creeks Library, 800-C NE Tenney Rd., Vancouver. Arts, crafts, games, and mystery activities. Drop in and see what fun awaits you. Ages 3-12. 10 am-12 pm Open Saturday at Pearson Field, 201 E Reserve St., Vancouver. Pearson Air Field is open to the public from 1 to 5 pm every Saturday, featuring a free educational program provided by Pearson Field Education Center, the Flight Simulator lab, vertical wind tunnel, a glider-building station, historic airplanes on-site for viewing, collections on display, and educational programs to propel students of all ages into the wonderful world of flight. Experience the “Golden Age of Aviation” at the Northwest’s first airport, and one of the oldest continuously operating airfields in the country. 1-5 pm

6 SUNDAY

Caspar Babypants Coming for Kazoodles’ 10th Birthday to Kiggins Theater, 1011 Main St., Vancouver. You’ve no doubt heard his music on the CD player at Kazoodles. Now you can hear this kid-friendly singer live. This concert will benefit the Children’s Center. Caspar Babypants, Chris Ballew, first hit the musical scene as a member of the Presidents of the United States of America in the 1990s. Then, in 2002, he recorded an album of traditional children’s songs for the nonprofit Program for Early Child Support. It wasn’t until 2008 that he began digging up nursery rhymes and folk songs in the public domain. These songs, passed down through the generations, were the basis for his first fulllength Caspar Babypants album, “Here I Am.” That was the first of 10 albums. Join us for a fun time! Tickets available at Kazoodles for $10. (Kids under 1 are free). 3 pm

7 MONDAY

Music and Movement for Ages 0-6 at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. Movement and music activities including dance, parachutes, shakers, and scarves for ages 0-6 and their caregivers. 10:30-11 am Chinese Storytime at Camas Public Library, 625 NE 4th Ave., Camas. Ages infant through 5 years. 10:30-11 am Vancouver Chess Club at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. Drop in for informal chess games. All ages and abilities are welcome. 4-7:45 pm

Page Turners at Camas Public Library at Camas Public Library, 625 NE 4th Ave., Camas. For kids in 4th grade and up and their parents. Borrow a special copy of the book from the library, you both read it, you both come to the meeting, and then you get to keep the book for free. Sign-up required. Snacks and an activity, too. 6:30 pm

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8 TUESDAY

Song, Story and Sensory at Art ala Carte, 9120 NE Vancouver Mall Loop #130, Vancouver. (See Mar. 1) 9:30 am-11 am Teen Tech Month at Woodland Community Center, 782 Park St., Woodland. Craft your own circuit powered creation to challenge and amuse your friends. For teens 12-18 years. 3:45-5:45 pm Teen Book Chat at Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 SE 8th Way, Battle Ground. Join us each month to read and discuss something different. Ages 12-18 years. 5-6 pm Clark County Food Bank Repack Volunteering at Clark County Food Bank, 6502 NE 47th Ave., Vancouver. Volunteers can help sort and repackage food as long as there is food available to be repacked. No prior scheduling is required to volunteer as an individual or small family. Close-toed shoes are recommended for safety. Volunteers must fill out a volunteer registration at www.clarkcountyfoodbank. org/volunteer and bring it to any regularly scheduled repack. 5:30-8pm

Boomerang Kids’ Story & Craft Time at 808 Main St., Vancouver. (See Mar. 2) 10-10:30 am Storytime at Kazoodles Toys, 13503 SE Mill Plain Blvd. #B-3, Vancouver. (See Mar. 2) 10:30 am Spanish Storytime at Camas Public Library, 625 NE 4th Ave., Camas. (See Mar. 2) 11-11:30 am Crafternoon at Kazoodles, 13503 SE Mill Plain Blvd. #B-3, Vancouver. This week’s craft: Pipe cleaner ninjas. (See Mar. 2) 3-5 pm

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The ‘Tween Scene! Where Families Meet to Talk about Books at Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C NE Tenney Rd., Vancouver. Join a parent/child

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book discussion group for a friendly, lively discussion on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Children ages 9-12 and a parent must attend together, no younger children, please. Refreshments provided. Come to the library to pick up a copy of the “book of the month” which is yours to keep. 6-7 pm

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11 FRIDAY

Explore! Program for 3-6 Year Olds at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. (See Mar. 3) 10:30-11:30 am

12 SATURDAY

St Paddy’s for Kids at Shorty’s Garden & Home, 10006 E Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver. This free resource and activity fair for kids and families is a great way to kick off the spring planting season. Fill out your passport and get a prize at the end, participate in hands-on activities, arts and crafts, and storytime. Learn about opportunities to keep kids engaged all year round. Brought to you by Parks Foundation of Clark County. 10 am-2 pm Come and Play on Saturday at Three Creeks Library, 800-C NE Tenney Rd., Vancouver. (See Mar. 5) 10 am-12 pm Second Saturday 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. Current theme: Oceans and Estuaries. Have you ever wanted to know more about animals that live in the ocean? Discover some interesting things these animals do to attract food and protect themselves. Visit www.cityofvancouver.us/ watercenter for more details. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 1-3 pm

14 MONDAY

Chinese Storytime at Camas Public Library, 625 NE 4th Ave., Camas. (See Mar. 7) 10:30-11 am Vancouver Chess Club at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. (See Mar. 7) 4-7:45 pm

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19 SATURDAY

Boomerang Kids’ Story & Craft Time at 808 Main St., Vancouver. (See Mar. 2) 10-10:30 am

Stewardship Saturday at Columbia Springs, 12208 SE Evergreen Hwy, Vancouver. Help maintain recreational and educational facilities while having fun! This welcoming and relaxed volunteer experience features projects of every kind, to suit volunteers of every age and ability. We end the day with an activity; previous activities have included planting flower seeds to take home, weaving baskets from English ivy, building bird feeders, and guided hatchery tours. To learn more and sign up, go to columbiasprings.org/events. 9 am-12 pm

Storytime at Kazoodles Toys at 13503 SE Mill Plain Blvd. #B-3, Vancouver. (See Mar. 2) 10:30 am Spanish Storytime at Camas Public Library, 625 NE 4th Ave., Camas. (See Mar. 2) 11-11:30 am Crafternoon at Kazoodles Toys, 13503 SE Mill Plain Blvd. #B-3, Vancouver. This week’s craft: Recycled robots with Ms. April. (See Mar. 2) 3-5 pm

10th Anniversary Celebration at Kazoodles, 13503 SE Mill Plain Blvd., #B-3, Vancouver. Fun, prizes and activities all day. Details at www.kazoodlestoys.com. 9:30 am-7 pm

Read to the Dogs at Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C NE Tenney Rd., Vancouver. Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog. For children ages 5-12. 5-7 pm

Come and Play on Saturday at Three Creeks Library, 800-C NE Tenney Rd., Vancouver. (See Mar. 5) 10 am-12 pm Open Saturday at Pearson Field, 201 E Reserve St., Vancouver. (See Mar. 5) 1-5 pm

Guided Nature Hike at Columbia Springs, 12208 SE Evergreen Hwy., Vancouver. Join us for free urban adventures. Each guided “hike” will consist of an easy walk or tour with a theme, appropriate for all ages. Themes may include the fish hatchery, fungi, birds, and forest edibles. Go to columbiasprings.org/ events for this month’s theme. All ages. No registration. 5:30-6:30 pm

17 THURSDAY

Explore! Program for 3-6 Year Olds at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. (See Mar. 3) 11 am–12 pm

Eggstraordinary at Cascade Park Community Library, 600 NE 136th Ave., Vancouver. “Crack” goes the egg! Come see what surprising things are hatched at our eggcellent craft party. For ages 3-12. 3-4:30 pm continued on page 30

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Open Saturday at Pearson Field, 201 E Reserve St., Vancouver. (See Mar. 5) 1-5 pm

Song, Story and Sensory at Art ala Carte, 9120 NE Vancouver Mall Loop #130, Vancouver. (See Mar. 1) 9:30 am-11 am

Teen Tech Month at Washougal Community Center, 1661 C St., Washougal. Craft your own circuit powered creation to challenge and amuse your friends. For teens 12-18 years. 6-8 pm

18 FRIDAY

Explore! Program for 3-6 Year Olds at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. (See Mar. 3) 10:30-11:30 am

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Teen Tech Month at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. Craft your own circuit powered creation to challenge and amuse your friends. For teens 12-18 years. 3-5 pm

Vancouver Chess Club at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. (See Mar. 7) 4-7:45 pm

26 SATURDAY

Chinese Storytime at Camas Public Library, 625 NE 4th Ave., Camas. (See Mar. 7) 10:30-11 am

Easter Egg Hunt at North Country Little League Park, 202 W Christy St., Yacolt. Ages pre-school to 4th grade. 9 am

22 TUESDAY

Song, Story and Sensory at Art ala Carte, 9120 NE Vancouver Mall Loop #130, Vancouver. (See Mar. 1) 9:30 am-11 am

Come and Play on Saturday at Three Creeks Library, 800-C NE Tenney Rd., Vancouver. (See Mar. 5) 10 am-12 pm

Teen Tech Month at Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 SE 8th Way, Battle Ground. Craft your own circuit powered creation to challenge and amuse your friends. For teens 12-18 years. 4-6 pm

Open Saturday at Pearson Field, 201 E Reserve St., Vancouver. (See Mar. 5) 1-5 pm

23 WEDNESDAY

Boomerang Kids’ Story & Craft Time at 808 Main St., Vancouver. (See Mar. 2) 10-10:30 am Storytime at Kazoodles at 13503 SE Mill Plain Blvd. #B-3, Vancouver. (See Mar. 2) 10:30 am Spanish Storytime at Camas Public Library, 625 NE 4th Ave., Camas. (See Mar. 2) 11-11:30 am Crafternoon at Kazoodles, 13503 SE Mill Plain Blvd. #B-3, Vancouver. This week’s craft: a cardboard house. (See Mar. 2) 3-5 pm Teen Tech Month at Ridgefield Community Library, 210 North Main Ave., Ridgefield. Craft your own circuit powered creation to challenge and amuse your friends. For teens 12-18 years. 3-5 pm

Explore! Program for 3-6 Year Olds at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. (See Mar. 3) 11 am-12 pm

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Chinese Storytime at Camas Public Library, 625 NE 4th Ave., Camas. (See Mar. 7) 10:30-11 am Vancouver Chess Club at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. (See Mar. 7) 4 - 7:45 pm

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Family Storytime at La Center Community Library, 1411 NE Lockwood Creek Rd., La Center. (See Mar. 3) 6:30-7:30 pm

Easter Day Hunt at Crown Park, NE Everett Rd. and NE 17th Ave., Camas. Over 10,000 candy and prize-filled eggs will be hidden in designated egg hunting areas for age groups 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, and 10-12. Please bring your own basket or bag. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults are not allowed in the hunting areas, except in area for ages 2-3. The Traditional Easter Bonnet and Contemporary Hat contest will take place immediately following the egg hunt. Prizes & Ribbons will be awarded. 1:30 pm

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Last Tuesday Poetry Reading at Barnes and Noble, 7700 NE Fourth Plain, Vancouver. Open poetry mic on the last Tuesday of each month, except December. Suitable for all ages. 7-8:30 pm

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Boomerang Kids’ Story & Craft Time at 808 Main St., Vancouver. (See Mar. 2) 10-10:30 am Storytime at Kazoodles Toys at 13503 SE Mill Plain Blvd. #B-3, Vancouver. (See Mar. 2) 10:30 am Spanish Storytime at Camas Public Library, 625 NE 4th Ave., Camas. (See Mar. 2) 11-11:30 am Crafternoon at Kazoodles Toys, 13503 SE Mill Plain Blvd. #B-3, Vancouver. (See Mar. 2) This week’s craft: Spiky animal ball painting. 3-5 pm

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Explore! Program for 3-6 Year Olds at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. (See Mar. 3) 11 am-12 pm Teen Tech Month at Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C NE Tenney Rd., Vancouver. Craft your own circuit powered creation to challenge and amuse your friends. For teens 12-18 years. 4-6 pm Family Storytime at La Center Community Library, 1411 NE Lockwood Creek Rd., La Center. (See Mar. 3) 6:30-7:30 pm


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