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contents August ’11 FEATURE ARTICLES

12 Back to School: Packing a Healthy Lunch

Use creativity to pack healthy school lunches that kids will actually eat

16 Adopting Four-legged Family Finding the right pet for your family

20 The Road to Recovery (Addiction Series)

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Part 2 of a 2-part series on addiction in Clark County

Back to School: Packing a Healthy Lunch

IN EVERY ISSUE

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The Road to Recovery Part two of a two-part series about addiction in Clark County

10 Preserving summer's sweetness

16 Adopting FourLegged Family

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Editor’s Notes

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Dear Dana How to handle a son who wants to be a rock star?

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Your Money’s Worth Preserving summer's sweetness

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Family Flicks The Zookeeper and Kung Fu Panda 2

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Calendar of Events & Activities

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EDITOR'S NOTES Summer Fun Starts with a Healthy Lifestyle

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Last month’s Dear Dana column focused on family meals, this month we discuss packing healthy lunches for kids as they go back to school (see page 12) and our upcoming October 2011 issue will focus on family health. Why all the fuss about health, specifically a nutritious diet? We’ve all heard the statistics about obesity today, and lifelong healthy eating habits begin in childhood, at home. We eat several times a day—it’s a topic that is always relevant. And, as Count Rugen told Prince Humperdinck in “The Princess Bride,” “If you haven’t got your health, you haven’t got anything.” Quality of life begins with a basically healthy lifestyle. Once overall good habits are established, life can be enjoyed to the fullest, and the last bits of summer can be filled with whatever your family loves to do together: swimming at Lewisville Park, playing volleyball at Frenchman’s Bar, running a 5K, boating on Lake Merwin, visiting the Vancouver Farmers’ Market, walking the Discovery Trail. It all starts with the proper fuel, and the desire to enjoy all our community and region have to offer.

Nikki Klock, Editor nikki@vancouverfamilymagazine.com

Corrections: Our July 2011 issue mistakenly referred to Providence Medical Group’s nutrition expert as Dr. Samantha Weeks. Her name is Dr. Stephanie Works. Our June 2011 issue mistakenly listed the square footage of the new downtown library branch as 11,000 square feet. The correct measurement is 83,000 square feet.

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Vancouver fa mily magazine Volume 10, Issue 8 Publisher

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Teresa Difalco; Dana Greyson; Julie Landry Laviolette; Davi Nabors; Kim Seidel

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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: Ever since seeing Rush play in Ridgefield my about-tobe-sixth-grade son’s been driving me crazy with his desire to drum, to be the next Neil Peart. I’m all for it, figuring it’s good for him to try a few things out to find out what he likes. But his dad says the very idea gives him headache and it will hit our family finances even worse. What does it really cost and how do I win over my husband? – Trying to Drum Up Dad’s Support

Dear TTDUDS: While drums aren’t the most affordable instrument, they, along with bass guitars, are in high demand by most rock groups. But don’t beat yourself up over this by getting in the middle. The best way for “Neil” to win over his Dad and show he’s serious is to do his own homework. Encourage him to find out for himself specifically what his dad’s concerns are, then make his case, and ideally offer to put some skin in the game.    To find out what it takes to become a successful professional drummer, he might want to peruse professional Portland drummer Todd Bishop’s website (www.pdxdrummer. com). Bishop emphasizes, 8

“Every student should try to play at least 30 minutes per day. Serious middleand high- school students should practice 1-2 hours per day. Most great drummers practiced a minimum of 3-5 hours every day, for a period of at least several years at some point in their lives.” Cost varies. Local music stores offer rentals, rentto-buy as well as regular purchase for new and used equipment. River City Music’s Josh Schardt suggests starting simply, with relatively quiet practice pads and a set of sticks, and strongly advises lessons, saying, “Self taught is a misnomer.” Beyond that, starter kits and electronic drum sets (silent when plugged into headphones!) run more in the $400 range. Craigslist (www.portland. craigslist.org) is another easily accessible source for buying used equipment and can give you an upfront idea of what resale might look like down the road.   What would “Neil” be willing to offer to give this a go? Promise to practice daily? Pay a quarter of the cost in chores, or pitch in with his own hardearned cash?   If “Neil” wants to try before buying, consider using the drums in Camas’s Boys and Girls Club, called Jack, Will

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and Rob Club. The music rooms are free after paying a $20 membership. After it’s clear your son’s done due diligence, your husband might be swayed if convinced drumming delivers some valuable side benefits, according to Brad Boynton of Portland ‘s Rhythm Traders: 1.     It’s physically a great way to work out aggression 2.     Reading music is a practical way of learning math fractions 3.     Playing in a group grows social skills, listening and incorporating what each person brings to the group   As Steve Howe of the rock group Yes quips, “Although one can get very clever at home, progress comes a lot quicker if you step into a room with other people and start playing.” Even if it’s simply learning how to better approach his dad for support in finding his way in the world, we wish your son an upbeat experience pursuing his passions. A monthly VFM columnist since July 2007, Dana Greyson’s purpose is to embrace life fully, inspire others and change the world. Curious? Check www. danagreyson.com.


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YOUR MONEY'S WORTH Your Money’s

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

by Davi Nabors

Preserving Summer's Sweetness Have you ever dreamed of capturing the glorious months of summer in a crystal clear Mason jar, preserving their perfection to savor all year long? During the cold and dreary winter, you could pop off the lid and let the vibrant sunshine spill through your home like a glimmering waterfall. On special occasions, you could mail a bit of it to friends across the country, treating them to a slice of the heavenly Northwest. And during the school year, you could tuck a taste of July or August into your child’s lunch box as an inspiring reminder of summer’s freedom and fun. The possibilities are endless, and I’m delighted to report: canning wholesome goodness is not only achievable; it can also be quite affordable.

The abundant sunshine and perfect temperatures of Southwest Washington yield abundant harvests of mouth watering produce every summer. According to the Washington State University (WSU) Small Farms Team, August and September are the most plentiful of all. Sweet blueberries, blackberries, loganberries and raspberries, crisp apples and pears and juicy plums are just a few of the treasures adorning backyards and farmers’ markets right now. Crisp, fresh veggies are begging to be picked, too. The in-season selection runs from artichokes to zucchini and bushels of favorites in between. But there is only so much a mouth can devour while these goodies are ripe. To extend the savoring season, canning is an ideal solution. Many folks consider learning how to can but are too intimidated to try. I felt the same way until my mom-in-law took me by the apron and showed me the ropes. Yes, the process can be messy, but that’s half the fun. Truth be told: canning is far easier than it looks. It can be addicting, too. In the last few years, I’ve saved hundreds of dollars by filling my cabinets and freezers with scrumptious jellies, syrups, spreads and pickled produce. I’ve even gotten several of my friends hooked, too. If you’d like to give it a try, here are a handful of basics to get you started and to keep the cost down. Equipment – The BALL Complete Book of Home Preserving is one of the most popular and helpful resources for canning. It’s filled with detailed instructions and recipes for canning with and without pectin, freezing, and dehydrating foods. While it’s available at the library, I highly recommend purchasing your own copy for frequent referencing. Other essential tools specific to canning consist of reusable and consumable items: • Reusable tools include: a water bath canner, plastic funnel, jar lifter, lid lifter, jars, and ring bands for the lids. These can be borrowed, purchased new, or found at garage sales. • Consumable items consist of vacuum cap lids (the flat metal lids that fit in the ring bands atop the jars), pectin, sugar and the food you are preserving. You can save money by stock-

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ing up on these items during sales, using coupons found in pectin boxes, and by controlling the amount of sugar you use. (Note: When using a “less sugar” or “no sugar recipe,” be sure to use the pectin labeled “no sugar-needed”). • Other tools such as a ladle, large spoon, permanent marker, small pot, and kitchen towel are items you probably already have at home. Fruits and Vegetables – One of the biggest benefits of home canning is knowing exactly where your food is coming from and if it has been exposed to pesticides or is organically grown. To avoid paying top dollar for organic produce in the grocery stores, try growing fruits and veggies in your own garden, trading with friends who grow their own, selecting the finest from local U-picks and farmers’ markets. With an ounce of courage and a dash of adventure, anyone can learn to can. But don’t wait too long; this year’s harvest season will be gone before you know it. Throughout the summer and autumn months, Davi can be found in her jelly-splattered kitchen taste-testing spoonfuls of blueberry lime and tart raspberry jams. Visit www.triathlonparenting.com for a few of her favorite canning recipes.

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Feature Story: Healthy School Lunches - Creativity is Key

Healthy School Lunches Creativity is Key By Julie Landry Laviolette

Filling your child’s lunchbox with healthy, appealing foods is one challenge parents face at the beginning of every school year. To ensure your carefully-planned meals end up in your kid’s tummy and not the trash, experts say to throw in a dose of creativity. “People eat with their eyes. Children get bored, just like adults get bored. We don’t want to eat the same things every day and neither do they,” said Donna Kinney, a registered and licensed dietician/nutritionist with Gordon Food Service, which supplies food to school cafeterias around the U.S. and Canada. Before you make another turkey on wheat, think of the alternatives. To break out of the sandwich rut, try a wrap, says Catherine Schlienger of Whole Foods Market, a chain of natural food stores. “Sometimes kids won’t like wheat bread because it’s brown, but they won’t mind it in a wrap,” she said. To up the nutrition content, aim for more nutrient-dense foods. Schlienger suggests carrot sticks or sugar snap peas instead of chips; sliced fresh fruit instead of jelly on a peanut butter sandwich; and hummus with veggies or whole wheat pita in place of macaroni and cheese. Getting finicky kids to try new foods can be half the battle, she said. Her suggestion: have a “blind” taste test, which Whole Foods uses at kids’ events. “We get them to try a weird looking veggie or a fruit they’ve never heard of,” Schlienger said. “Then the kids vote on their most favorite or least favorite.” Experts say properly filling kids tummies will be reflected at report card time.

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“A good balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat makes them more attentive,” Kinney says. “Their mental capacity is going to be more acute and they’re going to have a more sustainable attention span because they have more energy.” What are kids most lacking? Calcium, Kinney says. “Parents should increase dairy products and make sure their kids are getting adequate exercise,” she says. “Typically kids don’t meet the standards.” When packing lunches, parents should not only be mindful of what goes in it, but how it’s packed.

“In hot climates, even transporting food home from the grocery can put it in the danger zone,” Kinney says, if it’s not kept at a safe temperature. Use ice packs and insulated bags to keep cold lunches at proper temperatures. Freeze water bottles or juice pouches to help keep other items chilled. Enlist children in the choosing and preparation of foods to get them excited about eating a variety of foods.

“Get kids in the kitchen with mom making the foods or packing up lunch with dad,” Schlienger said. “If they’re involved in making it, they will be proud and want to try it.” Mom Tami Pahl said including kids Jacob, 10, and Alana, 7, in the decision-making process helps keep complaints and waste down. “Alana loves to eat and cook, so I’m encouraging her to cook more at home with us,” Pahl said. If the family makes a fruit salad, Alana will wash the produce, then both kids will take stems off cherries and use butter knives to slice bananas and strawberries. Pahl said she likes to send lunches to school because she can offer her kids a variety of healthy foods. When Pahl’s husband, Howard Agress, packs school lunches, he includes items such as fruit salad, baby carrots, grape tomatoes and all-natural yogurt. This year, the family plans to add more hot meals. Pahl said she can pack an insulated Thermos food container with homemade meatballs and spaghetti, chicken soup or black beans and rice.

“You have to be inspired through the school year, by reading cookbooks or looking up recipes on the Internet,” Pahl said. “You have to keep it fresh.” Kinney says starting healthy eating patterns now can be a valuable lifelong lesson. “It promotes optimal health, growth and intellectual development now,” she said. “Down the road, it can help prevent chronic problems such as stroke, heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis.” Julie Landry Laviolette is a mom of two and a freelance writer. continued on next page

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Feature Story: Adopting Four-legged Family

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Our family’s rollercoaster adventure into pet adoption started two autumns ago, when our two daughters wanted to dress up as Humane Society volunteers for Halloween. I felt impressed by their creativity at ages 5 and 9, but I wasn’t surprised because they love animals–and we didn’t own a pet. Two years and many visits to the local Humane Society later, we adopted, surrendered, and re-adopted the same dog from this top-notch organization. It’s still heartbreaking to recall the process we experienced, but we learned many valuable lessons. In the beginning, we felt enthusiastic about adopting a pet, but we weren’t clear about the dramatic changes a two-year-old, energetic black lab/border collie mix would bring to our home. Our first night with the 50-pound Manni proved disastrous; my husband, who has experience with dogs, was working late. In her excitement, our new dog spent the first hour jumping all over furniture and running from room to room, as we nervously watched, unsure how to handle her. The girls and I decided to take her for a walk, mistakenly thinking exercise would calm her. A firsttime dog owner, I found Manni walking me, dragging me down the sidewalk, and pulling my arms in all directions. My daughters tried to jog along, as Manni attempted to chase birds, squirrels, other canines, cars, and anything else that moved. continued on next page

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After our walk/run, Manni literally threw up from overexcitement in front of the girls, who then burst into tears with fright. In frustration, we stayed in my bedroom, held hostage, as the dog ran around, until my husband returned to our rescue. The next morning, I felt angry and wanted to return Manni. My husband and youngest asked me to make the decision, but my oldest felt devastated when I took her back like I was returning a blouse that didn’t fit. She cried, “My worst nightmare has come true!” She had a pet one day, and the next day her dog was gone. But, our story has a happy ending: Today we’re proud owners of Manni. She’s brought us a lot of joy–and challenges. Your family can avoid pet “nightmares” by following some basic guidelines from the Humane Society and learning from others along the way to successful pet ownership. 1-Consider your family’s lifestyle. The most important factor to think about is your family’s lifestyle. This takes careful thought and honesty that benefits animals and families. Many people come in to an animal shelter or a pet store with an idea about what they want to adopt or buy. Yet, their idea may be appropriate to their situation, or it may not. Have an open mind when looking for a pet. During the adoption process at most Humane Societies, potential owners are required to spend time with an adoption counselor and the animal they’re interested in. The potential adopters complete an application with a staff member. This can be a hurdle for some families, and some people may find it intrusive. Keep in mind that there is such a small window of opportunity to get to know a person before they take a pet

home. The Humane Society wants to make sure it’s a good match. Answering the lifestyle questions is especially important. For example, our family is active, so we believed Manni would be an excellent companion for walking and hiking. Yet, we didn’t realize Manni’s deep pool of energy, and the immense time and effort required to properly train her (more on this later).

If you’re serious about pet adoption, research a breed’s general personality and nature and think about how the animal would fit into your family’s life. In some cases, a cat provides a better match than a dog for families working long hours or going away frequently. Many humane societies also offer small animals, including birds, rats, guinea pigs, and even fish, for adoption. Upon arrival to the shelter, all animals are carefully observed to ensure they’re adoptable. Children are a huge factor in the lifestyle equation. Humane Societies can determine if a particular pet would fit the ages of your children. Humane Societies want to work with you and your family to find a good match. If they don’t, the animal and your family will be at a disadvantage. Other lifestyle factors to consider include: your dwelling (whether your home or apartment is fitting for a particular pet); continued on page 18

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Get Involved The Humane Society for Southwest Washington, located at 1100 NE 192nd Ave., Vancouver, cares for between 10,000 and 13,000 homeless and abused animals every year. Help is always needed and can come in many continued from page 16 cash or food donations, volunteer time, or even purchasing items from the Paws-N-Claws Thrift forms, including Store, which celebrated its grand reopening in July. The store is located at 3200 NE 52nd, at St. John’s Blvd., Vancouver. Shopping hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Visit www.southwesthumane.org for more information.

health (whether any family members have allergies or other considerations); and other household pets (whether a new pet will get along with your other animals.)

first year is the most expensive, as you purchase basic supplies, from dishes to leashes, and pay for veterinary care to maintain your pet’s health.

Know the money/time commitment

After I returned Manni to the Humane Society, an education director took Manni into her home as a “foster mom.” She shared insight into Manni’s personality, and advised us to give her a lot of exercise. “A tired dog is a happy dog” has become a family motto.

Those first few weeks with a new pet are “the honeymoon period.” It’s pure excitement then, but people forget that the pet will continue to always need something–obedience training, attention, and so much more. A nominal fee is paid for the adoption, which covers food, shelter, medications, and other costs. With each adoption, the adopter signs a contract stating that he/she will spay/neuter and license the animal, as well as provide vaccinations and veterinary care. When you adopt a pet, you’re making a huge decision about your time and cash. Dogs and cats can live as long as 15 to 17 years. Birds live up to 30 years. That’s a lengthy period, so it’s important to think beyond the shortterm excitement to the long-term commitment. There’s no way around it–pets cost money. Among the supplies, food, treats, and basic veterinary care, dogs will run about $500 to $600 a year, and cats will add $350 to $500 to your budget. The

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Before we re-adopted Manni about a month later, we took more time to plan for our purchases and re-evaluated how we would handle her energetic personality. My husband and I create a weekly schedule for Manni’s walks and trips to the dog park to make sure she gets regular, extensive exercise.

Train your pet

As a family, we also took Manni through a basic obedience class with a certified professional dog trainer and animal behavior specialist. The organization offers classes for all ages and stages at little or no cost. I highly recommend these courses as a way to learn more about your pet and how to better manage their behaviors in loving and effective ways. Just like parenting, we dedicate ourselves every day to guide and protect our pet.

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With caring people at the Humane Society, we feel like we have friends to support us with advice and information.

Volunteer

Volunteering at your Humane Society is another excellent way to become acquainted with furry friends. Volunteers can walk, play, groom, bathe, and simply spend time with animals. Your children can get a head start on loving and caring about our animal friends. Kim Seidel is a professional writer and mother of three.

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The following are a few of the pets available for adoption at Humane Society for Southwest Washington. If one of these have already been adopted by the time your family visits The Humane Society, rest assured that others will still be looking for good homes!

Miss Daisy

Breed: Coonhound, Treeing Walker Mix Gender: Female Age: 7 years Bio: Miss Daisy is a very sweet and gentle girl, and she would love a quieter house to live in. Her forever home will also need a fenced yard to keep her safe, as she's a hound and she loves to sniff around!

Socks

Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier/ Boxer Gender: Male Age: 3 years Bio: Socks sadly came to the shelter as a stray and his family

never came looking for him. He is a very sweet boy that is looking for a home to call his own. He would love to go to a family with a 6 foot fully fenced yard to keep him safe and secure. If you have any female dogs at home or children, please bring them in to make friends first. Socks will also need to go to a home with no kitties.

Mojo

Breed: Brown and White Tabby Gender: Male Age: 10 years Bio: Mojo came to the shelter as a stray and is now waiting for the perfect family to come along and give him the life he always dreamed of. He would like a slow introduction to any new furry friends he might be living

with, just so he has time to acclimate. Mojo would prefer a home with children over the age of 14 since he does not like to be held a lot.

Doug

Breed: Chihuahua Mix Gender: Male Age: 5 years Bio: Doug is an outgoing, friendly boy who needs a home with kids over the age of 6 and a chance to get used to his new family, including other animals he would live with. Doug does have some hair loss, but don't let that deter you, it has been improving daily.

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

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

By Nikki Klock For many, the lights, sounds, and thrill of gambling are fleeting. They play the game, most likely lose some money with a few laughs to show for it, and go back to real life. But for others, gambling is not just an occasional form of entertainment, it’s a dangerous and destructive way of life.

Just for Fun “Dave” (name changed) is a Clark County husband and father who, up until four years ago, had been gambling “for fun” most of his life. “I started gambling at a very early age,” he recalls. “I used to sneak away in high school and play poker . . . It was not a problem because everybody thought it was a recreational, OK thing.” His parents, whom he now suspects may have gambling problems themselves, enjoyed gambling-based vacations throughout his life—a tradition he continued with his own family, even as his finances and relationships suffered. “It was a very secretive type of situation,” he says. “Realistically, my wife didn’t even understand.”

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or addiction. Questions include, “Have you ever committed, or considered committing an illegal act to finance gambling?” and “Have you ever considered self-destruction or suicide as a result of your gambling?” Problem gamblers often exhibit less extreme behaviors as well, such as losing time from work or school due to gambling or simply gambling longer than planned. “When it boils down, there’s no win big enough,” Dave says.

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A Different Kind of Addiction Chris Thompson, a counselor with Community Services Northwest (CSNW) who has worked with problem gamblers, including Dave, for 5 years, says problem gambling is different from other addictions. “It is a skewed reality,” he says. “[Problem gamblers think] ‘My gambling is a solution to my problems.’” Fantasies of a dream world of success, a lack of physical limits (such as an overdose of narcotics), and the lack of evidence (such as smells and other physical manifestations associated with substance abuse) are just a few of the other differences between typical substance abuse/addiction and gambling addiction. This can lead to a greater sense of guilt, as there are no substances to cloud the judgment. “This is a very shame based disease,” says Thompson.

A Call for Help Dave’s pivotal moment came four years ago, when, on an anniversary trip to Las Vegas with his wife, he found himself losing big time. Angered by his losses, he snapped, taking his rage out on his wife physically. “I came home and knew I had some kind of a problem,” he says. So he staged his own intervention and called a gambling hotline. Gambling addicts seeking help for themselves (rather than by court orders or family confrontation) is common, says Thompson. Most of his clients are self-referred, and therefore often enter with a positive mindset toward seeking help. Still, Thompson

says, “Gamblers tend to minimize their own sobriety.” While a recovering substance abuser will often proclaim their length of sobriety proudly, Thompson has found that recovering problem gamblers can have a hard time celebrating the little successes. This puts them at risk of relapse, unless they stick to counseling plans designed to treat many facets of the personality. In addition to problem gambling counseling services, Dave participated in CSNW group and individual therapy sessions to address other setbacks, including his anger issues, as well as attending GA meetings. While GA is separate from CSNW, the two organizations have the same overall purpose. “I look at it as a three-legged stool,” Thompson says. “Counseling, group counseling, and GA.”

A Way of Life

I look forward to the future.

Through counseling, Dave realized that gambling, rather than just being fun and games, had been a deep seated part of his personality his whole life. “It became my lifestyle,” he says. “I’m just a very high risk individual.” Driving too fast, taking business risks, mistreating his loved ones—all were a part of his overall gambling way of life. Once he recognized that, big changes could be made to heal himself and his relationships. While trust, especially from his wife, continues to take the longest to restore, Dave has left the dream world, and now has his feet planted firmly on the ground. “I feel totally different now than I have most of my life,” he says. “I look forward to the future.” Nikki Klock is the married mother of two daughters and the editor of Vancouver Family Magazine.

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FAMILY FLICKS

A New Monthly Family Movie Review Column by Teresa Difalco

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NEW IN THEATERS The Zookeeper

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I had high hopes for this movie, who wouldn’t? Talking animals + zoo + loveable comic actor = fun! And in the right editing hands, it probably would be. However, “The Zookeeper” falls short.

The plot is Boy Loses Girl, Wants Girl Back. Griffin, the zookeeper, is rejected by his model girlfriend in the opening scene. Five years later he’s still moping and when she appears again— as a guest at a far-fetched week-long wedding—the animals of Franklin Park Zoo decide to come clean. They can talk, and they tell Griffin they can help him get his girl.

The problem, then, is that the girl the boy’s chasing is unbearably superficial. There’s no reason to root for them, nor any plausibility to their coming together. And that, plus some inappropriate and gratuitous humor, is most of the movie. There are some funny gags, I did laugh out loud at times. Kevin James can fall down and roll with the best of them. And in the end, the guy gets the right girl, the animals get good caretakers, and everyone likes the zoo. I think there were less painful routes, though, to get there. The PG rating is for suggestive humor, and language. (Two examples: Venom, the reptile keeper, asks Griffin to fish in his pants pocket for his keys, and Bernie the Gorilla slowdances with a young woman in a bar. Necessary? Funny, even? No.) Theater Release: 7/8/2011; Rated PG - Comedy; 104 minutes.

Kung Foo Panda 2 “Kung Fu Panda” was successful in large part due to its beautiful animation, strong story line and great casting (Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, in key roles). That, plus its breathless action sequences and smart comic timing made a great movie, which is reason enough to see its sequel, “Kung Fu Panda 2.” Much in the sequel is familiar: the animation, again, is beautiful, Jack Black is as endearing as ever, and the supporting cast is terrific. The central conflict this time is Po’s inner struggle to resolve questions about his past, set into action by a repressed memory that is triggered when he encounters his new nemesis, Lord Chen. Lord Chen, an evil peacock, has much in common with Po though they have responded to life circumstances in very different ways. The fabulous Furious Five—Po’s fellow warriors—are all back and have their hands full with Lord Chen, whose evil pack of wolves is stealing metal from all the villages to make a superweapon. Lord Chen is formidable, and Po cannot defeat him until his questions are answered and he has achieved inner peace. As in the first "Kung Fu Panda," serious issues—Po’s

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That’s not a bad plot, and the animals are cute. Well, Bernie the gorilla isn’t cute. Bernie has some deep psychological wounds and a really creepy voice that might be better addressed in a different sort of movie. And some of the cute animals give Griffin advice that he really shouldn’t take (but does). Marking his territory, for instance.

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questions about his past and biological parents, for instance—are tempered nicely with humor. The scenes between Po and his adoptive father Mr. Ping are both funny and poignant. The dialogue between them is wonderful. The ending, however, disappointed my 9-yearold, who wanted to see more resolution concerning Po’s biological parents. Parents should be prepared to discuss this subject matter—adoption and child-parent separation—with younger viewers. The PG rating is for violence in the battle and martial art scenes, and for the mature nature of some of the issues addressed. Blu-Ray and DVD release: TBA; Rated PG; 91 minutes. Grade: B+ Teresa 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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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: 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

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 Regal Summer Movie Express at Regal Cinema Stadium 11, 9010 NE Hwy 99, Hazel Dell. Family matinees for $1 per person. See pg 29 for schedule. 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 Leapin’ Louie at Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C NE Tenney Rd., Vancouver. 11 am 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

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Reptile Man at the 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 Creature Feature at Vancouver Mall Community Library, 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Dr., Suite 285, Vancouver. 7 pm

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9010 NE Hwy 99, Hazel Dell. Family matinees for $1 per person. See pg 29 for schedule. 10 am Tom Question Show at Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C NE Tenney Rd., Vancouver. 11 am The Curt Show 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 Reptile Man at 1411 NE Lockwood Creek Rd., La Center. 6:30 pm

5 Friday Clark County Historical Museum Walking Tours. Meet at 1511 Main St., Vancouver for a guided 1-2 mile walk touring various parts of the downtown Vancouver area every Friday through Sept. 2. Cost is $2 for CCHS members, $5 for nonmembers. 12 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 Free Movie Nights at Café Sip ‘n’ Play, 3000 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver – Herbie Goes

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Bananas. 5 pm Parents’ Night Out for ages 6 weeks-12 years, at Clark County Family YMCA, 11324 NE 51st Circle, Vancouver. Theme is “Mad Science.” Safe, engaging, and exciting activities for kids as parents enjoy a night out. Cost: Members $5 per child, Non-members $7.50 per child. Early drop off available at 5 pm for an additional $2 for members and $2.50 for non-members. 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 Christian Community Theater presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The Washburn Performing Arts Center, Washougal High School, 1201 39th St., Washougal. Pre-sale Adult tickets $15. Youth, Senior and Group tickets $12. All tickets $2 more at the door. Tickets available at www. cytvanport.org. 7 pm

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6 Saturday Clark County Historical Museum Walking Tours. Meet at 1511 Main St., Vancouver for a guided 2-3 mile walk touring various parts of the downtown Vancouver. Cost is $5 for CCHS members, $10 for non-members. 9-10:30 am Home Depot Kids’ Workshop. Free, monthly hands-on, “howto” craft workshops designed for kids ages 5-12. First Saturday of each month at 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 ageappropriate 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.bycx. com for reservations, operating schedule, and more information. 12 pm and 2:30 pm Christian Community Theater presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The Washburn Performing Arts Center. (See Aug. 5) 3 & 7 pm

11, 9010 NE Hwy 99, Hazel Dell. Family matinees for $1 per person. See pg 29 for schedule.10 am Noon Concert Series and Science in the Park, at Esther Short Park, Vancouver. (See Aug. 3) 11 am-1 pm Puckett Family Magic at the Woodland Community Center, 782 Park St., Woodland. 2 pm

Free Movie Nights at Café Sip ‘n’ Play, 3000 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver – Herbie Goes Bananas. 5 pm

InBeTweens activities for ages 8-12 Wednesdays at Cascade Park Community Library (See Aug. 3) 5 pm

7 Sunday

11 Thursday

Chelatchie Prairie Railroad (See Aug. 6) 12 pm and 2:30 pm Christian Community Theater presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The Washburn Performing Arts Center. (See Aug. 5) 2 pm

9 Tuesday Café Learn and Play. Storytelling every Tuesday at Café Sip ‘n’ Play. (See Aug. 2) 10 am Regal Summer Movie Express at Regal Cinema Stadium 11, 9010 NE Hwy 99, Hazel Dell. Family matinees for $1 per person. See pg 29 for schedule. 10 am Kazoodles Toys East Side Stories and Songs for Preschoolers. (See Aug. 2) 10:30 am After-School Special for grades 4-12 at Three Creeks Community Library. (See Aug. 2) 4-6 pm

10 Wednesday Regal Summer Movie Express at Regal Cinema Stadium

Regal Summer Movie Express at Regal Cinema Stadium 11, 9010 NE Hwy 99, Hazel Dell. Family matinees for $1 per person. See pg 29 for schedule. 10 am Riverview Six to Sunset Concert Series at Esther Short Park, Vancouver. (See Aug. 4) 6-8 pm

12 Friday Clark County Historical Museum Walking Tours. (See Aug 5) 12 pm Free Movie Nights at Café Sip ‘n’ Play, 3000 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver – The Cat in the Hat. 5 pm Christian Community Theater presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The Washburn Performing Arts Center. (See Aug. 5) 7 pm

13 Saturday Clark County Historical Museum Walking Tours. (See Aug. 6) 9-10:30 am Kids Dig at Fort Vancouver. (See Aug. 6) 11 am-1 pm

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. August theme: Natural Disasters - Volcanoes, tornadoes and earthquakes are just a few. Do you know what they are? And what you should do if you were in one? This Second Saturday event will have demonstrations about these and other natural disasters.Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 1-3 pm Christian Community Theater presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The Washburn Performing Arts Center. (See Aug. 5) 3 & 7 pm Free Movie Nights at Café Sip ‘n’ Play, 3000 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver – The Cat in the Hat. 5 pm

14 Sunday Christian Community Theater presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The Washburn Performing Arts Center. (See Aug. 5) 2 pm

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Calendar of Events & Activities (continued) continued from page 28 Café Sip ‘n’ Play. (See Aug. 2) 10 am Regal Summer Movie Express at Regal Cinema Stadium 11, 9010 NE Hwy 99, Hazel Dell. Family matinees for $1 per person. See pg 29 for schedule.10 am Kazoodles Toys East Side Stories and Songs for Preschoolers. (See Aug. 2) 10:30 am After-School Special for grades 4-12 at Three Creeks Community Library. (See Aug. 2) 4-6 pm

17 Wednesday Regal Summer Movie Express at Regal Cinema Stadium 11, 9010 NE Hwy 99, Hazel Dell. Family matinees for $1 per person. See pg 29 for schedule.10 am

“Hooked” at Columbia Springs, 12208 SE Evergreen Hwy, Vancouver. Fundraising carnival with live music and food for grown-ups. $50 per person $750 VIP package (includes 10 tickets). Purchase tickets at www.columbiasprings.org. 6-10pm Friday Fun Night at Kids Club Fun and Fitness. (See July 1) 6:30-10:30 pm

20 Saturday Clark County Historical Museum Walking Tours. (See Aug. 6) 9-10:30 am Kids Dig at Fort Vancouver. (See Aug. 6) 11 am-1 pm Chelatchie Prairie Railroad (See Aug. 6) 12 pm and 2:30 pm

23 Tuesday Café Learn and Play. Storytelling every Tuesday at Café Sip ‘n’ Play. (See Aug. 2) 10 am Regal Summer Movie Express at Regal Cinema Stadium 11, 9010 NE Hwy 99, Hazel Dell. Family matinees for $1 per person. See pg 29 for schedule.10 am Kazoodles Toys East Side Stories and Songs for Preschoolers. (See Aug. 2) 10:30 am Steve Taylor Productions at the new Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. 2 pm After-School Special for grades 4-12 at Three Creeks Community Library. (See Aug. 2) 4-6 pm

24 Wednesday

8th Annual Commissioners’ Picnic at the Port of Ridgefield. Free hot dogs, root beer floats, games and entertainment, meet Ridgefield Commissioners, learn about Port projects. More information at www. portridgefield.org. 4 pm

Chill with the Y at Clark County YMCA, 11324 NE 51st Circle, Vancouver. Open to the public. Free BBQ, music, games, activities for the entire family. 3-6 pm

Regal Summer Movie Express at Regal Cinema Stadium 11, 9010 NE Hwy 99, Hazel Dell. Family matinees for $1 per person. See pg 29 for schedule. 10 am

InBeTweens activities for ages 8-12 Wednesdays at Cascade Park Community Library (See Aug. 3) 5 pm

Free Movie Nights at Café Sip ‘n’ Play, 3000 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver – Chicken Little. 5 pm

InBeTweens activities for ages 8-12 Wednesdays at Cascade Park Community Library (See Aug. 3) 5 pm

18 Thursday

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

25 Thursday

Regal Summer Movie Express at Regal Cinema Stadium 11, 9010 NE Hwy 99, Hazel Dell. Family matinees for $1 per person. See pg 29 for schedule.10 am

19 Friday Clark County Historical Museum Walking Tours. (See Aug 5) 12 pm

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Free Movie Nights at Café Sip ‘n’ Play, 3000 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver – Chicken Little. 5 pm

21 Sunday Chelatchie Prairie Railroad (See Aug. 6) 12 pm and 2:30 pm

Regal Summer Movie Express at Regal Cinema Stadium 11, 9010 NE Hwy 99, Hazel Dell. Family matinees for $1 per person. See pg 29 for schedule.10 am

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Clark County Historical Museum Walking Tours. (See Aug 5) 12 pm Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival, at Esther Short Park. Internationally acclaimed jazz

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and blues musicians, over 200 wines, 50 fine artists and 10 local restaurants. Visit www. vancouverwinejazz.com for more information. 4-9 pm Free Movie Nights at Café Sip ‘n’ Play, 3000 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver – Muppets From Space. 5 pm

27 Saturday Kids Dig at Fort Vancouver. (See Aug. 6) 11 am-1 pm Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival, at Esther Short Park. (See Aug. 26) 4-9 pm Free Movie Nights at Café Sip ‘n’ Play, 3000 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver – Muppets From Space. 5 pm

28 Sunday Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival, at Esther Short Park. (See Aug. 26) 4-9 pm

30 Tuesday Café Learn and Play. Storytelling every Tuesday at Café Sip ‘n’ Play. (See Aug. 2) 10 am Kazoodles Toys East Side Stories and Songs for Preschoolers. (See Aug. 2) 10:30 am After-School Special for grades 4-12 at Three Creeks Community Library. (See Aug. 2) 4-6 pm

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