Photographer to present ‘The National Park Service at 102: Views from the West’ at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

On Aug. 25, the Friends of Fort Vancouver and Fort Vancouver National Historic Site invite visitors to celebrate the 102nd birthday of the National Park Service with a special presentation given by nature photographer and former national park ranger Marv Binegar. “Nature photography has been a passion and an avocation of mine for over forty

La Bottega brings Italian deli-style vibe to Main Street

With nearly 30 years of restaurant expertise under their belts, Lisa and Peter Dougherty set out on a business adventure to own and operate their own restaurant. The couple met while working at a restaurant, where Lisa was a server and Peter was a cook that had just finished culinary school. They moved to Vancouver

Design nature play spaces for even the smallest yard

Garden columnist Eve Hanlin is a landscape designer and professional plant nerd in the Clark County, Wash., area. She has a knack for low-maintenance landscapes that serve a greater purpose. Her ultimate goal is to help others foster their passions for the botanical world and live healthier, more sustainable lifestyles. Visit her website, www.GardensByEvelyn.com for resources,

RISING FROM THE ASHES

Columbia Gorge fires are sparking opportunities for progress on the North Bank. There are many organizations in the Columbia River Gorge looking out for the the health of its environment, the lives of its people and the prosperity of its businesses. After a monumental event like the recent Columbia Gorge fires that engulfed the Eagle

Writers’ Workshop with Barbara Herkert: Picture Book Biographies

Vintage Books invites you to join us for a mini writers’ workshop with author Barbara Herkert at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12, where she’ll be discussing “Crafting a Life: The Art of Writing Picture Book Biographies.” Herkert’s newest title, “A Boy, a Mouse and a Spider,” illustrated by Lauren Castillo, is a biography about

A Totally 80s Midsummer Night’s Dream

Washougal High School invites you to enjoy a contemporary twist on a 421-year-old classic: William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The Washougal High School Theater Arts Department is giving the play a totally awesome makeover by setting it in the 1980s. (Hint: there’s a reason they were called the Awesome 80s. IT’S BECAUSE THEY WERE

A Visual History of Bonneville Dam: Book Signing at Vintage Books

Vintage Books, Southwest Washington’s largest independent bookstore, is hosting local author Pat Barry for a special book reading

Mill Creek Pub Honors Veterans

Mill Creek Pub is celebrating its sixth anniversary by honoring veterans! The popular restaurant and taproom in Battle Ground will celebrate its sixth year in business from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 11, with a special breakfast where Veterans and active duty military dine for free. The restaurant won’t be serving its usual

Teen Takeover at Rocksolid

Rocksolid Community Teen Center invites all teens in the 5th-12th grades to attend “Teen Takeover,” a just-for-teens event to be held from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, at Rocksolid in Brush Prairie. For only a $5 entry fee, teenage guests will enjoy a special evening of food, fun, and hanging out. There

Open Studios Tour

The fifth annual Clark County Open Studios Tour showcases the beautiful and distinctive works of 53 local artists

Ghost Town Poetry & “Poeming Health” Workshop

Enjoy a warming evening of wine and words at the next Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Night, where

Empty Bowls Project

It’s almost time for the second annual Empty Bowls Project. Those who attend the Thursday, Nov. 9, fundraiser

Thanksgiving Tea & Tour at Pomeroy Farm

The Gathering Place at Pomeroy Farm invites you to celebrate the season of thankfulness with a cozy, autumn-themed