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See a Need, Fill a Need On one of my recent morning runs I felt compelled to stop by a homeless couple on the corner, just to offer a kind word or two. They were looking for a few bucks for bus fare and certainly looked the part of down and out. I was surprised that when we started talking, we found we had some things in common. It started with chuckling good-naturedly over the fact that none of us must have smelled too pleasant to an outsider at that moment. Then the man asked me about my running, and shared with me that in his younger days he’d been a track athlete, even making it as far as state competitions. He then went on to explain some of the circumstances that had left him and his girlfriend without the most basic of human needs. The problem of homelessness is as old as society, and as complex as the human mind and heart. While government and private organizations can provide overarching support for those in dire need, the real work starts and ends with one person simply helping another, in seemingly insignificant yet impactful ways. So, I’ll issue you a challenge similar to the one I gave my kids during our family night a few weeks ago: find someone in need and help them out—in a way that requires you to stretch out of your comfort zone a bit. Just as my daughter’s fifth grade teacher tells his class, if you’re getting a little uncomfortable and challenged with the work, it means you’re learning! With this month’s issue focusing on family health, let’s keep in mind that holistic well-being transcends calories, push-ups and numbers on a scale. The more we think outside ourselves, the happier and healthier our hearts, minds, and bodies become.

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PARENTING PERSPECTIVES By Justin Farrell and Julianna Lawson

Two local parents sound off about life, parenting, and relationships. continued from previous page

PARENTING PERSPECTIVES the truce of the battle of the sexes

As the poem goes, boys are made of “frogs and snails and puppy dog tails” and girls are made of “sugar and spice and everything nice.” While the familiar refrain is not always accurate, boys and girls definitely come in different packages. What are some of the differences in raising boys vs. girls?

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HE SAID Two kids, two genders, two worlds. That is how I would sum up the difference between raising a boy and a girl. Newton’s first law of motion states that an object in motion stays in motion. While this concept is generally applied to physics, it has been very relevant to our children as well.

With Alex, his verbal skills started later than Grace, partially due to multiple ear infections that led to getting tubes put in his ears that has helped him tremendously. He is definitely the introvert of our children, but once he gets comfortable in a setting, he will talk with no problems, albeit not at the level his sister did at the same age.

The biggest difference between the two is that for our daughter, Grace, the object that is in motion is her mouth. She started talking prior to age 2 and hasn’t stopped since. There is a significant amount of research that shows girls as young as pre-school aged having larger vocabularies and using more complex sentence structures than boys. This has definitely played out in the Farrell household. The challenge with her has been trying to get her to stop talking long enough to explain things, even when she thinks she already knows the answer. Many times my wife and I will try to explain things to her and then she will start talking and, more often than not, she does know the answer and is able to articulate it well.

Grace enjoys playing active games and has been in karate over the past year, which she loves. She has expressed interest in soccer too so she has plenty of physical outlets but it doesn’t seem to be as hard wired into her DNA for her body to be in constant motion.

For our son, Alex, the object that is in motion is his entire body. This kid has a motor that won’t turn off. This was very apparent the other night as the clock approached 10:00 p.m. and I went to check on him (an hour after he had gone to bed) and found him standing on his dresser trying to turn on a light that hangs over his bed. He is constantly on the go and loves to run, jump, explore, and throw everything. The only type of moving activity he doesn’t do much of is walk.

I am thankful for the opportunity to raise both a boy and girl. The differences thus far have been fun to watch and I think I have learned as much from them as they have learned from me.

Justin Farrell is a married father of two living in Vancouver. As a child mental health specialist, he has worked with many boys and girls in various settings and appreciates the differences they have. He writes a blog on faith, family, and fatherhood that can be found at www.courageousvancouverdad.com

SHE SAID We thought it was a given. The boys would play baseball and the girls would take ballet. So we bought baseball gloves and tutus accordingly. Looking back, I realize we made a number of assumptions. We assumed that a boy would always want to play baseball and be rough and get dirty, and that a girl would always want to dance, behave daintily, and drink tea.

communication, which is especially critical in the teen years when we want our kids to know that we’re on their side. We’ve also trained our kids to understand that boys and girls have special roles as they relate to each other. We challenge our boys to remember that they are the knights in shining armor. They are the heroes who look out for the girls—even if she happens to be a little sister. The girls, likewise, have a special role. They encourage their brothers, cheer them on, and look to them for protection—even if they happen to be made of frogs and snails and puppy dogs’ tails.

Julianna Lawson and her husband, Jamie, live in Vancouver where they are raising their four children, ages 8 to 15. They delight in the many “frogs and snails” and “sugar and spice” moments that take place in their home

Fifteen years, two boys and two girls later, we’re getting the bigger picture. Sure, our boys like to toss a baseball around. But they’ve also exhibited other interests over the years, such as bird watching and cooking. And sure, our girls like to drink tea and choreograph dance numbers. But they also like to catch snakes and shoot hoops. It used to be that boys were expected to be made of “frogs and snails and puppy dogs’ tails” and girls were made of “sugar and spice and everything nice.” Our society has changed much over the last century. In many ways, we have benefited from these changes. Children are given a wider range of opportunities, and they’re not necessarily expected to stick with traditional, gender-specific activities. However, it’s also important to embrace the differences. In our home we have “girls’ nights” or “boys only” events from time to time. I believe these moments strengthen sibling ties and help the children bond uniquely with the respective parent. This paves the way for open

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YOUR MONEY'S WORTH

Your Money’s

WORTH By Pamela Swearingen

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Grandma’s Financial Advice Recently I had the opportunity to chat with a group of Clark County grandmothers about money. Their knowledge represents the special sort of wisdom gathered from living rich and full lives. In addition to their combined marriage experience totaling hundreds of years, these ladies also have a combined family total of 58 grandkids and 13 great-grandkids. Similar to the words of that old E.F. Hutton television ad, “When these ladies talk, everyone listens.” So what did I ask these grande dames of North Clark County? “If you could speak directly to a young family just starting out today, what is the best financial advice you could give them?” Their responses were honest, simple and refreshingly to the point.

• Open savings accounts: Almost without exception, the very first thing the ladies said was to start saving now and save a little every day. Waiting until you are older is much too late. Waiting until you feel you have enough money to put away is also probably too late. If you want to have any savings to live on later in life, the time to start saving is right now.

It’s important to have a savings account for the family, but also an account for each child. Teach the child to save from a very young age. They will thank you for it later.

• Avoid credit traps:

• Spend time as a family: Last but certainly not least, these wise ladies wanted the younger generation to know that spending time together as a family is also a great way to save money. Instead of sending each family member in different directions with their own spending money, take the time to eat dinners at home together or play a game one evening instead of rushing off to the movies. You can save money and strengthen your family bond all at the same time. That is definitely a win-win situation. Abraham Lincoln once said “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.” Certainly the financial advice of grandmothers reflects the wisdom earned from the life of their years. The question is whether the younger generation is ready to learn from the wisdom of those who have gone before.

Pamela lives in Battle Ground with her family and two chiweenies. She would like to thank the ladies who graciously answered all of her many money questions. You can find Pamela writing about books, homes schooling and simple living at www. LavishBookshelf.com.

A big concern with the grandmothers was the overuse of credit cards and payday loans. As one lady said, “If you don’t have the money, then just plain don’t buy it.” With the U.S. national average for credit card debt totaling more than $7000 per family, these ladies certainly have a very valid worry when it comes to younger families.

• Find ways to be thrifty: In order to save money while also avoiding credit pitfalls, it’s important to develop a frugal lifestyle. The ladies were full of ideas on how to achieve a simpler way of living without going completely crazy. One idea was to share toys with friends and neighbors, since kids always seem to have too many toys. Another suggestion was to limit birthday and holiday gift giving down to a reasonable limit. It really is not necessary to buy everything on a child’s list.

Abraham Lincoln once said “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count,

it’s the life in your years.”

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Feature Article: Are Convenience Foods Inconvenient for Your Health? By Brooke Strickland

continued from previous page But with convenience food products such as frozen TV dinners, prepared mixes, canned soups, or other microwaveable foods, there is often a lack of quality, wholesome nutrition. Convenience products tend to have higher sodium and saturated fats, very little fiber, and are generally nutrient-deficient. Using too many of these can be a hazard to healthy living.

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Make sure to include fresh fruits and vegetables in tandem with convenience items. For example, if a microwaveable macaroni & cheese dinner is on the menu, then be sure to serve a side of steamed broccoli or a fresh-cut peach or cup of berries. In your haste, it’s easy to forget to make meals well-rounded and wholesome. It’s very important to make each meal as well-balanced as possible.

Mistake #2: Buying unhealthy convenience items.

Sure, those greasy, high fat potato chips look and taste amazing, but they aren’t a healthy option. Neither are the foods that boast high cholesterol or high fats. If you simply don’t like to cook or don’t have time to cook, make sure to buy convenience items that contain whole grains, are low in saturated fats, and have no trans-fat. In addition, make sure that they aren’t high in sodium and aren’t packed with processed sugars. continued on page 14

The 1950s traditional image: mom is dressed in heels with freshly-applied lipstick, her hair perfectly sprayed into place. She stands over the stove with a smile on her face, ready to serve a home-cooked meal to her family. Today, that image is a rarity. More often, you’ll see an exhausted mom coming home from the office with takeout in her hands while the family gathers around the TV instead of the dinner table. Sometimes, parents might just grab a frozen pizza out of the oven or pop in a microwave dinner because it’s fast, easy, and requires very little effort. continued on next page

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There has been a controversy for decades over microwave oven dangers with people worrying that they cause radiation or zap any nutritional content in food. While the FDA cites that microwave cooking doesn’t reduce the nutritional value of foods any more than conventional cooking does, other sources say that microwaves allow carcinogens to leak into the food. This subject is still being debated, but it’s important to remember that all cooking will destroy at least some of the nutrient value of foods. The only way to get the full nutritional value of food is by eating it raw. For some people, the debates of microwaves, the benefits (and for some, the necessity) of living gluten-free, or for those who are trying to lose weight by eating healthier, moving away from convenience foods has become the norm. For Trish Brittenham, a wife and working mom to two daughters, convenience foods were commonplace in their house. But once she and her husband started feeling bogged down by extra weight and fatigue, they decided to make a change to their diet and lifestyle. She began researching and trying different things, but nothing was making a difference until they decided to get all of the fake food out of their house. They stopped eating gluten of any kind, processed sugar, and processed food, cut out fast food trips, and started eating mostly organic foods like fruits, vegetables, meats, nuts, and some top quality dairy products. Looking back, Brittenham doesn’t really see the benefits of convenience items. She says, “We both work full time and it was hard to make time for cooking and preparing real foods, but we were determined to do it and now it’s easy. My family’s health is so much more important than the convenience of a quick dinner.” Because of her lifestyle change, she has lost 75 pounds and migraines that she has lived with for her

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whole life have disappeared almost completely. Her family has also reaped the benefits. Her husband has lost 50 pounds, and their kids ages 4 and 7, sleep better and haven’t been sick in almost two years. Brittenham believes that eating wholesome, real food has strengthened their immune systems. Jonathan Burton is another local parent who has made the switch away from convenience foods. Growing up, his mother believed in eating whole foods and he can’t remember a time that he ate a pre-packaged meal. She taught him to cook from scratch, but once he started college he discovered that for a couple of bucks, he could buy convenient prepackaged, single-serving meals. Later, after his doctor told him that he had high cholesterol and his weight was a problem, he decided to make a change. Burton says, “Over the last three months I’ve been eating less bread, less meat and I like to make two meals a day that consist solely of raw vegetables. I have a new juice blender and I pack it full with mostly vegetables with a little fruit . . . I find now after three months of my diet change that I crave my vegetable drinks. When I have them, I feel great, when I don’t I feel hungry and lethargic.” When it comes to nutrition, do your homework. Research, ask questions, and experiment with new cooking techniques. Whatever you decide to do – convenience foods or not – the health of you and your family is important.

A lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, Brooke Strickland is a full time freelance writer who recently co-authored her first book. When taking a break from writing, she can be found in a cozy chair with a book, or on the Oregon coast with her two beautiful daughters, husband, and two dogs.

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Most parents agree that parenting is a rewarding, but daunting task that sometimes requires an additional viewpoint.

As a human development student myself, I was curious if I was potential parent-coaching material, so I tried an online quiz. My feedback said, “Chances are you have already done some coaching, but have not called it ‘parenting coaching.’” I was surprised when further research disclosed I could become a parenting coach in as little as one week! However, before hanging out my sign, I decided to check with the experts. Nabors and Krout confirmed that one must have a counseling license to offer professional counsel. Nabors has met national and state requirements for licensing and credentialing. She also holds a Masters of Education degree. Krout says, “Parenting coaches go through extensive training and classes in order to be ‘certified.’ I have my Bachelor’s in Child Development for example, but on top of that I became a certified parenting coach so I could learn how to better serve the parents who in turn help their children.” Angela H. and her husband, both of Portland, sought the help of coach Krout because they had some concerns about their son’s behavior with his peers. Angela admits, “We had a lot of arguing and chaos in the house—not treating each other respectfully—and she helped us through all of this too!” Of Krout, Angela adds, “She has an incredible way of getting kids of all ages engaged. She brought lots of great games, activities and books during her sessions with us. Then she would leave us with great ideas on what we can all work on together. Her follow up with my husband and I was fantastic. She gave us great, honest feedback in a very loving manner. It was so great to bring in the help of someone outside of our family as it allows you to see things so differently.” Camas residents, “Kelly,” who prefers not to be named, and her husband sought the help of Krout when their son “John” began bullying other students. Kelly explains, “With Keri’s help we figured out that it started when our youngest child was born. John was seeking attention, just the wrong way. Keri went with us to a meeting at school where we met with the principal, school counselor, and John’s homeroom teacher. John was pretty much given a last chance contract. If the behavior didn’t stop he would be suspended in one of various ways.” After the meeting, Krout talked with John and his parents to make sure everyone understood the plan of action. Kelly relates, “Then she [Krout] proposed a ‘special day’ with each of his parents. She set in motion having John choose

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Feature Article: 12 Ways to Work Your Workout

We all know

that maintaining a healthy body weight and exercising regularly are good ways to prevent chronic health problems such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese and only 20 percent meet the physical activity guidelines for both aerobic and musclestrengthening exercise. Clearly, there’s a disconnect between what we know is good for us and what we actually do. Take heart! Statistics aside, there are ways to beat the odds. Make a commitment to becoming fit, stick to a plan, and most importantly, take a long-term view of your health. Think about what you’re modeling for your kids. Start slowly and don’t expect a miracle in three weeks. If you need support and encouragement, join a local gym. Here are 12 surefire tips to start your workout routine and keep it on track.

1. Baby steps first.

Promise yourself a brisk 15-minute walk on your lunch hour each day, or a 20-minute yoga DVD while the baby’s napping. Start with something you know you can manage, and grow from there.

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2. Beware the Shortcut Charlatan. You can’t use “vibration technology” in effortless 10-minute sessions to jiggle flab into a beach-ready bikini body. The quicker you’re able to develop immunity to such outlandish claims, the quicker you can get to the real business of getting fit. View your health and fitness as a creative lifelong endeavor, rather than a phase.

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6. Scale back. Resist the urge to weigh yourself

every day. Sure, you want a concrete way to track the pounds being siphoned away in your sweat. But for most people, losing more than 1 to 1½ pounds per week is unrealistic. Senn says progress is more accurately tracked by getting a regular body fat measurement (easily obtained at most gyms). In addition, he recommends keeping an accurate log of your workouts as “a great way to see where you’re making progress, and where you might need to modify what you’re doing.” Hop on the scale only weekly (or even monthly) to get a better sense of weight loss and avoid discouragement.

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4. Precision counts.

It’s easier to work toward a goal that’s detailed and specific. So “I’ll exercise more,” becomes “I’ll bike five miles, three times a week.” Amy Carroll, full-time insurance agent and mother of two, has been going to the gym regularly for almost four months. She says, “My long-term goal is to be the weight that is on my driver’s license. I have mini goals to shoot for along the way . . . [and] currently have hit my first goal of losing 15 pounds!”

5. Personalize it. One-on-one time with a personal trainer can help demystify the vast array of techniques and equipment. Portland based personal trainer Brandon Senn claims that many people don’t stick with a fitness program because they’ve chosen a “cookie cutter routine.” He says, “Many people don’t understand what they’re doing and why.” A personal trainer can help you create a flexible and diversified program. Most can also provide advice regarding nutrition and weight management.

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A workout partner with similar goals can foster some healthy competition. You don’t need to coordinate every workout, but check in with your buddy regularly to compare notes. Choose a person who won’t let you off the hook too easily if you miss your workout.

11. Mix it up.

8. Use bribery and blackmail. Reward yourself in

12. Get inspired. Look for someone who makes you think, “If

some small way for completing your workout. Sometimes all it takes is the thought of a post-workout shower at the gym, uninterrupted by small children pounding on the door. If you’re more motivated by penalty than reward, agree to buy your workout buddy lunch if you miss more than two sessions in a row. Post your intentions on Facebook.

9. Remember your physics.

A body at rest tends

to stay at rest, while a body in motion tends to keep moving. This goes for your body too. When unforeseen schedule challenges arise, do a brisk 20-minute walk or jog rather than ditch your workout completely. Adopt a “something is better than nothing” attitude. Missed workouts pile up quickly, while your feet get more comfortable on the ottoman.

10. Avoid the blame game.

You ate a huge piece of cake after your daughter’s birthday party, and now you feel like your workout was all for naught. Allow yourself a specific amount of time to indulge in guilt (no more than 15 minutes!) and move on. Emphasis on move. And don’t try to compensate for those cake calories by doubling your workout time. Forget the “sugar debt” and keep moving. continued on next page

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Try something new when you feel stuck in your routine. Carroll says she loves her Zumba class, but also uses the elliptical, some weight machines, and some free weights. She adds, “I just started doing some basic kick boxing stuff at home and I have enjoyed that too.”

she can do it, so can I.” Whether it’s the restaurant blogger who shed 90 pounds, or the 90-year-old who still walks 3 miles a day, let your “hero” spur you on.

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Little Cups and Grownups Story time at 3000 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver, Ste 107. 10:30 am

Funtastic Friday at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. Projects for ages 6-11 exploring all kinds of fibers: puppets, masks, paper making, and more. 3-5 pm

Games! at Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C NE Tenney Rd., Vancouver. Drop in and choose from an assortment of classic board games, card games, RPG and TCG’s or bring your own. Grades 4-12 welcome. 4-6 pm

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Santé Mama Parent Support Group, free every Wednesday at Fisher’s Landing New Seasons Market, 2100B SE 164th Ave., Vancouver. 10 am

Teen ‘Scape at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. Play Rock Band or Kinect, eat snacks, and hang out. 3-5 pm Clark County Historical Museum Haunted Walking Tours of Downtown Vancouver. Did you know that ghosts have been sighted in the downtown building you walk past after work each evening? Have you heard tell of the mischievous mister who haunts the basement of the museum? Bring your goosebumps and a trusty flashlight for our haunted walking tours of downtown

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Magenta Theater Company, presents “The Importance of Being Earnest.” (See Oct. 2) 7:30 pm

Thriller Night at Kids Club Fun & Fitness, 13914 NW 3rd Ct., Vancouver. For ages 4-12. Cost: $14.95 per child. This is a drop off event where kids in the 6-12 age range will have the opportunity to dress up like a zombie and learn the “Thriller” dance and swim in the pool. In addition, all children attending will have access to the Jungle and gymnastics room, activities, and more. Meal/snack options available. 6:30-10:30 pm

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Family Story Time at Camas Library, 625 NE 4th Ave., Camas. Thirty minutes of stories, music, fingerplays, movement, and fun for ages 3-5 and parents. 10:30 & 11:30 am

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Kazoodles Toys Stories and Songs for Preschoolers. Free every Tuesday at 13503 SE Mill Plain Blvd. #B-3, Vancouver. 10:30 am

Vancouver, best for those 13 and older. The tours begin at the museum at 1511 Main St., Vancouver every Friday and Saturday in October. Reservations and prepayment are required, and space is limited to 15 people per tour. Call 360-993-5679 or email info@ cchmuseum.org to reserve your spots and to prepay the $10 admission fee ($8 for current CCHS members). 6 & 8 pm

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energy waste. Kids can make electrical safety buttons and everyone can learn more about programs and services Clark Public Utilities offers to use electricity and water wisely. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 1-3 pm Little Cups and Grownups Story time. (See Oct. 8) 10:30 am

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Games! at Three Creeks Community Library. (See Oct. 1) 4-6 pm

Explore the beauty of nature and wonders of our eco-region at Birdfest Nature Festival, SW Washington’s signature fall festival, at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.

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Santé Mama Parent Support Group at New Seasons Market. (See Oct. 2) 10 am Story Time at Steamers and Screamers, 8400 NE Vancouver Mall Loop #105, Vancouver. 11:30 am

10 THURSDAY

Origami After School at Ridgefield Community Library, 210 North Main Ave., Ridgefield. Kids and teens join Sensei Lois to learn the ancient secrets of origami folding. 3:30-4:30 pm

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5 SATURDAY

Birdfest Nature Festival at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and downtown Ridgefield. No admission charge to the refuge during Birdfest and all events except for special tours are free. To reach Birdfest, just take Ridgefield exit 14 from I-5 and follow the signs. Children’s activities in downtown Ridgefield will include guided bird and nature walks, raptor displays, craft stations, and more. Visitors can enjoy bird and nature tours and presentations by regional experts who will share fun facts and information. A traditional salmon bake will be held Sunday afternoon with complimentary samplings. Food booths will be open throughout the weekend. For more information and a schedule of events, go to www.ridgefieldfriends.org. 8 am-5 pm Old Apple Tree Festival at 112 Columbia Way, Vancouver. The oldest living apple tree in the Northwest is 1867years young and ready to celebrate with live music, children’s activities, apple cider pressing, scarecrow contest, tree workshops, apple tree cuttings, and more. This is a free, family-friendly event commemorating the rich history of Vancouver and the region. For information visit www. cityofvancouver.us/urbanforestry or call 360487-8308. 11 am-3 pm

Magenta Theater Company, presents “The Importance of Being Earnest.” (See Oct. 2) 2 pm Steamers and Screamers Dinner and a Movie. Weekly family movie night at 8400 NE Vancouver Mall Loop #105, Vancouver. Cost: $20 per family (2 adults, 2 kids), includes dinner. Play area admission sold separately. 5 pm Clark County Historical Museum Haunted Walking Tours of Downtown Vancouver. (See Oct. 4) 8 pm

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Birdfest Nature Festival. (See Oct. 5) 8 am-4 pm

7 MONDAY

Explore! at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. Weekly science, math and art activities for preschoolers. Program repeats on Thursdays at 11 am. 2 pm

8 TUESDAY

Kazoodles Toys Stories and Songs for Preschoolers. (See Oct. 8) 10:30 am

11 FRIDAY

Family Story Time at Camas Library. (See Oct. 4) 10:30 & 11:30 am Funtastic Friday at Vancouver Community Library. (See Oct. 4) 3-5 pm

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The Kids Cooking Corner Annual Fundraiser at 5206 NE 78th St., Vancouver. Join Whole Foods Chef Brian Stafford and Lapellah’s David Mork as they prepare a Harvest Dinner. Learn how the KCC continues to teach children valuable life skills. Cocktail hour starts at 4 pm with a silent auction. Dinner will be served at 5 pm. Tickets are $45 each, or $450 for a table of 8. To purchase tickets visit www. thekidscookingcorner.com. 4 pm Steamers and Screamers Dinner and a Movie. (See Oct. 5) 5 pm

Explore! at Vancouver Community Library. (See Oct. 7) 2 pm

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Kazoodles Toys Stories and Songs for Preschoolers. (See Oct. 8) 10:30 am Little Cups and Grownups Story time. (See Oct. 8) 10:30 am Games! at Three Creeks Community Library. (See Oct. 1) 4-6 pm

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Santé Mama Parent Support Group at New Seasons Market. (See Oct. 2) 10 am

18 FRIDAY

Family Story Time at Camas Library. (See Oct. 4) 10:30 & 11:30 am Funtastic Friday at Vancouver Community Library. (See Oct. 4) 3-5 pm Teen ‘Scape at Vancouver Community Library. (See Oct. 4) 3-5 pm Westfield Vancouver Family Fun Days every third Friday at 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Dr., Vancouver. Stories, snacks, and crafts, free and open to the public. 5 pm

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Come and Play on Saturday at Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C NE Tenney Rd., Vancouver. Arts, crafts, games and more. 10 am-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. October theme: Public Power Month. Help commemorate Clark Public Utilities’ 75th anniversary by enjoying an Electri-City safety demonstration and learn tips about how your family can outsmart

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Krafternoon: Monster Madness for ages 5-11 at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. See how creative you can get with a hodge podge of odds and ends, this and that, miscellany, and scraps. This month, we’ll create a monster using recyclables. 3-5 pm

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Mo Willems Party at Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C NE Tenney Rd., Vancouver. Come celebrate all things Elephant, Piggie, Pigeon, and Mo. 2-4 pm

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Monster Mash at Kids Club Fun & Fitness, 13914 NW 3rd Ct., Vancouver. For ages 4-12. Cost: $14.95 per child. This is a drop off event where kids are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes and participate in Halloween activities and games. Kids will also have access to the Jungle play area, gymnastics room, dodgeball, and more. Meal/ snack options available. 6:30-10:30 pm

21 MONDAY

Clark County Historical Museum Haunted Walking Tours of Downtown Vancouver. (See Oct. 4) 8 pm

Little Cups and Grownups Story time. (See Oct. 8) 10:30 am

19 SATURDAY

Explore! at Vancouver Community Library. (See Oct. 7) 2 pm

22 TUESDAY

Kazoodles Toys Stories and Songs for Preschoolers. (See Oct. 8) 10:30 am

Games! at Three Creeks Community Library. (See Oct. 1) 4-6 pm

Horrorgami at The Mall Library Connection, 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Dr. Ste 285, Vancouver. Let Origami expert Yugi teach you the art of turning paper into spooooooky shapes. For children 8-14; registration is required and begins Saturday, October 12. Call 360-906-5106 to register. 9-10 am

Punkin’ Master Class at Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 SE 8th Way, Battle Ground. Teens, do you have what it takes to create a Master Punkin’ using only a hot glue gun and felt? Bring your creative talent to help decorate some awesome Jack-O-Lanterns the challenge is on! 4-6 pm

Jane Austen Festival at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. Calling all Janeites and Austen lovers! In honor of the 200th anniversary of the publication of “Pride and Prejudice,” join us for three movies, two talks, and a day of celebrating all things Jane. 10 am-6 pm

23 WEDNESDAY

Come and Play on Saturday at Three Creeks Community Library. (See Oct. 12) 10 am-12 pm

Santé Mama Parent Support Group at New Seasons Market. (See Oct. 2) 10 am Story Time at Steamers and Screamers, 8400 NE Vancouver Mall Loop #105, Vancouver. 11:30 am

Teddy Bears! Teddy Bears! at Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C NE Tenney Rd., Vancouver. Learn to make a teddy bear in this sewing workshop for the whole family. Bring up to one yard of soft fabric such as flannel or corduroy (no fake fur, it’s too hard to sew), ribbon or lace for a collar, buttons or sewn on fabric patches for eyes, stuffing, sewing equipment machine if you have one (there will be a couple available for use), pins, scissors. 1-4 pm “Things That Go Bump In the Night” at Cascade Park Community Library, 600 NE 136th Ave., Vancouver. Kids come costumed and create creepy crafts. 3-4:30 pm Steamers and Screamers Dinner and a Movie. (See Oct. 5) 5 pm Clark County Historical Museum Haunted Walking Tours of Downtown Vancouver. (See Oct. 4) 8 pm

25 FRIDAY

Family Story Time at Camas Library. (See Oct. 4) 10:30 & 11:30 am Funtastic Friday at Vancouver Community Library. (See Oct. 4) 3-5 pm Teen ‘Scape at Vancouver Community Library. (See Oct. 4) 3-5 pm “Discover the Unspooky Side of Bats” at Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 SE 8th Way, Battle Ground. Kids and families, join WSU Biology professor, Christine Portfors, as she dispels popular folklore and explains the beneficial role bats play in nature with stories and crafts. 5:30-6:30 pm Harvest Party at Clark County Family YMCA, 11324 NE 51st Cir., Vancouver. Free to the public. Activities will include a photo booth, face painting, games, prizes, wackiest costume contest, crafts for kids and more. 6-8 pm

Clark County Historical Museum Haunted Walking Tours of Downtown Vancouver. (See Oct. 4) 8 pm

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Santé Mama Parent Support Group at New Seasons Market. (See Oct. 2) 10 am

28 MONDAY

Explore! at Vancouver Community Library. (See Oct. 7) 2 pm

Story Time at Steamers and Screamers, 8400 NE Vancouver Mall Loop #105, Vancouver. 11:30 am

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31 THURSDAY

Kazoodles Toys Stories and Songs for Preschoolers. (See Oct. 8) 10:30 am

Trick or Treat Story Time at La Center Community Library, 1411 NE Lockwood Creek Rd., La Center. Come dressed in costume. 10-11 am

Little Cups and Grownups Story time. (See Oct. 8) 10:30 am

Halloween Masquerade at Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 SE 8th Way Battle Ground. For kids ages 3-10 years old. Come as you are or in costume for Halloween stories, songs, and crafts. Be sure to “Trick-or-Treat” the Battle Ground Village after the program. 2-3 pm

Games! at Three Creeks Community Library. (See Oct. 1) 4-6 pm Haunting Autumn Tales at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. Hear readings of ghost stories and chilling tales to match the chill in the air. 6:30 pm

Clark County Historical Museum Haunted Walking Tours of Downtown Vancouver. (See Oct. 4) 8 pm

26 SATURDAY

Spooky Fun at Ridgefield Community Library, 210 North Main Ave., Ridgefield. Spooky crafts, stories, games, and treats! 10 am-12 pm Shakespeare Bites at Ridgefield Community Library, 210 North Main Ave., Ridgefield. Enjoy a shortended version of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” in this debut readers’ theater performance. 2-4 pm Steamers and Screamers Dinner and a Movie. (See Oct. 5) 5 pm Spooktacular! at Kids Club Fun & Fitness, 13914 NW 3rd Ct., Vancouver. For ages 4-12. Cost: $22.95 per child. This is a drop off event. Kids are asked not to wear Halloween costumes. 4-6-year-olds will have a great time in their own Fun House (not scary), play glow in the dark games, have a spooky snack and more. 6-year-olds and up will have a Haunted House, Frankenstein’s Workshop, Mad Scientist Laboratory, spooky snack and glow in the dark games. This will be spooky but not terrifying. Meal/snack options available. 6-9 pm

advertiser index Camps, Parties & Entertainment East West Martial Arts......................................7 Kids Cooking Corner......................................11 Kidspace.........................................................15 Mountain View Ice Arena................................23 Naydenov Gymnastics...................................13 Steamers and Screamers...............................19

Health Adventure Dental..............................................5 Evergreen Pediatrics........................................7 Minnehaha Dental..........................................19 PeaceHealth Southwest...................................2 SeaMar...........................................................23 Under the Sea Dentistry for Children.............17

Financial iQ Credit Union.................................................3

Legal Schauermann, Thayer, Jacobs, Staples & Edwards PS.....................................9

Fitness Bikram Yoga...................................................25 East West Martial Arts......................................7 Mountain View Ice Arena................................23 Naydenov Gymnastics...................................13 Pulse Dance Studio........................................23 YMCA Clark County.......................................32 Yoga Hot Spot................................................15

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

Resources Celebrate Me Foundation.................................5 SeaMar...........................................................23 Washington Early Achievers...........................17 Vancouver-Clark Parks & Rec..........................3 Restaurant Steamers and Screamers...............................19 Schools Children’s Day-Care Centers............................5 St. Andrew Christian Preschool......................19 SW WA Catholic Schools...............................21 Vancouver Montessori School........................25

Retail Kazoodles.......................................................17 Spanky’s.........................................................15 Superkids Resale.............................................5 Westfield.........................................................21

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