Young & Restless

Kid-friendly activities that you’ll enjoy too.

Life-Size Clue at the Library

Do you have a preteen who needs to get a Clue? Why not take them to the Life-Size Clue game at the Vancouver Community Library from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26? This is the second time this has evening of whodunnit fun for tweens has been offered; there was a Life-size Clue game last Saturday as well. The Jan. 26 Life-Size Clue is the last one planned for a while—but if there’s a lot of interest, it might become a regular thing!

When you arrive, you’ll notice that the entire Children’s Program Room has been transformed into a large-as-life game board. Tweens will become the characters in the game, moving themselves around the “board” as play progresses. Costumes are welcome. (Parents, by the way, are also welcome to participate—and we know you want to!) There’s a literary twist to the game, as well, because all of the characters and props are drawn from children’s books and media. For example, players will try to figure out if the killer was Newt Scamandar at Camp Half-Blood with the lightsaber…or Nikki Maxwell at Hogwarts with Thor’s Hammer. Tweens will put their budding detective skills to the test to find out how Mr. Body met his sticky end.

For more information about this and other programs at the Vancouver Community Library, call 360-906-5000 or visit The Vancouver Community Library is located at 901 C St. in downtown Vancouver, and the Children’s Program Room is in the Children’s Section on Level 3. All library events and programs are free and no registration is required.

Race for Warmth

The third annual Race for Warmth, a 5k walk/run and 10k run to benefit Operation Warm Heart, will be held Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Clark Public Utilities downtown location at 1200 Fort Vancouver Way. Registration is available online now at www.raceforwarmth.com and includes a long-sleeve performance shirt, a race bag, and admission to an after-run party with free snacks and fun adult beverages! The fun run/walk is hosted by Clark Public Utilities in partnership with Area Heating & Cooling and other local businesses. Every $30 registration for the event (or $40 on the day of the race) will help raise funds for local families in financial crisis struggling to pay winter heating bills. Over the past two years, more than a thousand warm-hearted participants raised over $56,000. All the registration fees go straight to people in need.

Starting at 8:30 a.m. with a free kids’ fun run for ages five to eight, the Race for Warmth will include a 10k timed race at 9 a.m. and a 5k run/walk at 9:15 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for the top three finishers in each category and all participants in the kids’ race will receive a prize. The 10k race route will take runners and walkers through the historic Fort Vancouver and along the Columbia River. The 5k route loops through the downtown area. Dozens of PUD volunteers will line the routes as course marshals and flaggers keep racers safe and on track.

Since its creation in 1985, Operation Warm Heart—generously funded by donations from Clark Public Utilities customers and employees—has provided nearly $2.4 million to about 11,000 customers in financial crisis. The donor-funded program helps families in need who may not qualify for other government programs. Donations can be made year-round at any Clark Public Utilities location or by calling 360-992-3000.

Vietnamese New Year Festival

The Year of the Rooster is about to begin, and the Vietnamese Community of Clark County invites you to celebrate this auspicious year during their biggest annual cultural event, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.mm. on Saturday, Jan. 21. The event is free and open to the public, and will include live music, performances from local and professional artists, traditional dances, children’s activities, Vietnamese food, and more. The family-friendly festival will be held at Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School, 2921 Falk Rd. in Vancouver.

The Vietnamese lunar new year celebration is a huge annual festival in Vietnam known as Tết Nguyên Đán (or Tết for short). The phrase means “the first morning of the first day,” and it’s the most important celebration of Vietnamese culture during the entire year.

The Vietnamese Community of Clark County works to support the local Vietnamese American community and enrich Clark County’s multicultural heritage. To learn more, visit www.vncc.org.

A Charlie Brown Christmas at Boomerang

Bring the kids to Boomerang on Friday, Dec. 23, for a free showing of A Charlie Brown Christmas. There will be complimentary cookies and popcorn, a family sing-along with favorite Christmas carols, and a tree decorating contest. The kids can hang out in Boomerang’s real, honest-to-goodness treehouse, while the adults sip a hand-crafted espresso drink or browse around the store looking for last-minute gifts (check out Boomerang’s massive art display, with all original artworks priced at just $100). There’s plenty to see in the store, from jewelry and home furnishings to smaller décor items and books.

Boomerang, which calls itself a “Generosity Shop,” is different type of social business and nonprofit organization. A staff of volunteers (including the baristas!) operate as an upscale donation and retail center with a unique spin on charitable giving. Boomerang accepts donations of quality (and tax-deductible) items, then sells the items at reasonable prices in order to raise money for local worthy causes. Since opening in 2015, Boomerang been able to “give back” over $70,000 to the local community. To learn more, visit www.boomerangvancouver.com.

Reindeer Village

Reindeer Village sounds like a winter wonderland, doesn’t it? Well, Reindeer Village NW isn’t far off the mark…it’s a place where you can savor the season with your family in a parklike setting. It’s an hour-long, outdoor tour over lighted gravel and cedar-chip paths, through winter woods and into hidden, magical settings.

You and your children can follow the elves to Candyland and enjoy a holiday treat, find Fairyland, see a musical light show, peek into a hobbit house and other enchanted spaces—and you might event find the house where Santa Claus lives when he’s in town. He might be there and ready for photos! Wrap up your experience with a visit to the hot cocoa and hot cider bar, where you can make your own custom cocoa creation. You can also make your own ornament to take home as a mememto of your time in Reindeer Village.

Dress warmly and bring rain gear if that’s what’s in the forecast. There are only a limited number of guests allowed in Reindeer Village each day, so your experience will be special and serene. Tickets are $10 per person, adult or child, and are available online by clicking here. Reindeer Village is only open for five days, Dec. 17-21, so get your tickets soon. It’s located in the Vancouver Dog Park BPA Substation at the intersection of N.E. Ross St. and N.E. 15th Ave., where you can park and take a shuttle to the village. All tours are held in the early evening.

Winter Break Movies at Camas Library

Winter break may be only two weeks long, but it can seem like an eternity…fortunately, the Camas Public Library is all set to go with winter break movies. Bring your restless kids for some PG-rated fun and free popcorn. The movies—which all start at 2 p.m.—will projected on the library’s big screen and everyone gets free popcorn! Here’s the line-up:

  • Monday, Dec. 19: The Jungle Book—a boy raised in the jungle goes on a journey to find others of his kind, in this 2016 live-action version. Based on the books by Rudyard Kipling. Running time: one hour, 45 minutes.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 21: Finding Dory—Dory, the forgetful blue tang, sets off on an epic adventure to find her family in this sequel to Finding Nemo. One hour, 37 minutes.
  • Friday, Dec. 23: The BFG —when a young girl crosses paths with a mysterious Giant, she’s launched on an adventure filled with magic and wonder. Based on the book by Roald Dahl. One hour, 55 minutes.

The Camas Public Libary is located at 625 N.E. Fourth Ave. in downtown Camas. For more details, visit the website by clicking here, or check out the library’s Facebook page.

Winter Break Aviation Camps

Pearson Field Education Center will host half-day winter break camps for youth in grades one through four. Kids will test their aeronautical skills at the whirly-gig table, and engineer structures with clothespins and craft sticks. Some other activities include building a wave bottle and making it rain in a jar.

The first session will run from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Dec. 20, through Friday, Dec. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon. The second session will run from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Dec. 27, through Friday, Dec, 30. The cost is $40 per day or $140 for four consecutive days. You can register your child for one or more days; classes will be capped at 20 students.

Register by calling 360-992-1815. Pearson Field Education Center is at 201A East Reserve St. in Vancouver, near Fort Vancouver.  Pearson Field Education Center delivers experiential, aviation-based science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs for youth. It is open every Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for kids and families to enjoy free activities such as glider building, flight simulation, and other educational aviation fun.

Winter Break Performing Arts Workshops for Kids & Teens

It’s almost time for winter break, and what are you going to do with your kids? If it doesn’t seem like there’s already enough drama in your house, why not sign them up for some theater arts workshops with the Metropolitan Performing Arts Academy? There are lots of classes to choose from, for kids, teens, and young adults. Led by industry professionals, these winter break workshops offer students a safe, educational and downright fun alternative to YouTubing or playing 3,000,000 consecutive hours of Minecraft. (Parents: I know you know what I’m talkin’ about, here.) Here’s a look at what your restless kids can do:

  • Young Actor’s Workshop, ages six to 12, Dec. 19-21, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.: fast-paced instruction for stage acting, from improv to Shakespeare.
  • Musical Theatre Audition, ages 13 to 20, Dec. 19, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. (ages 10-12 can audit the class): spend an afternoon with Portland’s most sought-after musical theatre audition coach. Learn about the process, how to pick a song, and how to stand out during an audition. Participants will sing and receive personal feedback.
  • Monologue & College Prep, ages 13 to 20, Dec. 20, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.: perfect your monologue for that upcoming theatre or college audition. Delve deep into character work to create honest, believable characters.
  • Hip Hop & Waacking, ages 13 to 20, Dec. 21, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.: to waack means “to strike with force.” This progressive class will include hip hop, waacking/punking technique, stage and camera performance skills, choreography, and freestyling.
  • Dance Boot Camp, ages six to 12, Dec. 27-29, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.: students will rotate through a full morning of dance and choreography featuring jazz, ballet, modern/contemporary, hip hop and tap for beginning and intermediate levels.
  • Dance Boot Camp, ages 13 to 18, Dec. 17-29, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.: same as above

For more information or to register, visit www.metropaa.org.

Christmas Party with C’est la Vie & Riverside

Soirée Supper Club/C’est la Vie and Riverside Performing Arts are partnering to throw one delicious, entertaining community Christmas party on Saturday, Dec. 17. Drop by any time from 1 to 4 p.m. for dance classes, cookie decorating, wine and cheese tasting, pictures with Santa, musical performances by Riverside’s Youth Dance Company and Theatre Troup, Christmas crafts, and an ugly sweater contest.

The party—which is free and open to the public—will be held at 1307 N.E. 78th St. in the Hazel Dell area of Vancouver, where Riverside Performing Arts and the C’est la Vie French bistro and creperie are both located, with free parking on-site. Here’s the schedule of events:

  • 1 to 1:15 p.m.: opening performance by Youth Dance Company, Theatre Troupe & Preschool
  • 1:30 to 3:30:  free pictures with Santa
  • 1:30 to 3:50: free dance and drama classes for ages two to 8+ (tap shoes available)
  • 1 to 3:45 p.m.: ugly Christmas sweater contest
  • 1:30 to 3:50 p.m.: Christmas crafts
  • 3:30 to 3:55: closing performance by Youth Dance Company, Theatre Troupe & Preschool

Soirée Supper Club & Catering was started by Keri Buhman in 2015 (and if you’ve been to C’est la Vie, then you’ve already got a taste of Buhman’s offerings). C’est la Vie is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and also includes a shop with hard-to-find French culinary items. Buhman, a native Couvie, is an experienced and well-traveled sommelier who trained (and later taught) in New Zealand and has served as head sommelier at a five-star resort in the Maldives.

Gingerbread Workshops

Nothing says Merry Christmas like thick slabs of gingerbread slathered in frosting and candy and made to look like a wintry holiday cottage, am I right? Or gingerbread cookie cutouts in myriad festive shapes, with globs of icing and Red Hots, candy cane bits, and chocolate chips for edible decoration…either way, you can indulge your kids’ sweet teeth at two upcoming workshops: Gingerbread Fun at 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Woodland Community Center or Gingerbread Houses at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, at the La Center Community Library.

No registration is needed for either workshop, both of which are completely free. All materials will be provided, as well as step-by-step instructions. The Gingerbread Fun workshop in Woodland is for kids ages five to nine. (Warning: they will get sticky.) The Gingerbread House workshop in La Center is for preschoolers ages three to six, kids ages five to nine, and preteens ages nine to 12. (Yup, they’ll get sticky, too.)

The Woodland Community Center is located at 782 Park St., right next door to the Woodland Community Library. The La Center Community Library is located at 1411 N.E. Lockwood Creek Rd. For more information about these and other Fort Vancouver Regional Library District events and workshops, visit www.fvrl.org.

CRESA Presents Home Alone at the Kiggins

Nothing says Christmas like…HOLY COW! Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) is sponsoring a free showing of the holiday classic Home Alone at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Kiggins Theatre. This is one in a series of Disaster Movie Nights (tagline “Lights, Camera, Disaster!”) hosted by CRESA to raise awareness about disaster preparedness…while having a bit of fun and munching on really good hot buttered popcorn. Home Alone isn’t exactly a disaster movie (unless you’re the ill-fated burglers who want to break into Kevin McAllister’s house) but it is good fun and—in case someone really does try to break into your house—you might want to note that nifty trick with the iron.

It’s hard to believe, but 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the film’s original release. It stars Macaulay Culkin as McAllister, plus hilarious turns by Daniel Stern, Joe Pesci, Catherine O’Hara, John Heard, and Kieran Culkin. The movie, which was written by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus, is rated PG and has a running time of one hour and 43 minutes. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for this film. The movie is free, but be sure and thank the Kiggins by purchasing something yummy from the concession stand in the lobby, or something festively alcoholic from the gorgeous Marquee Lounge upstairs. For more information, visit www.kigginstheatre.net.

Cocoa & Storytelling at the Water Center

Families are invited to join the Water Center in wrapping up its 20th anniversary year with a special Second Saturday cup of hot cocoa and an afternoon of fables and lore by popular local storyteller, Will Hornyak. Hornyak will entertain and inspire all ages with stories about water and the natural world at this free event from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Water Resources Education Center, 4600 S.E. Columbia Way. It’s free to attend! Bring your own mug or travel cup for your free hot cocoa.

December’s Second Saturday will focus on seasonal crafts and making gifts out of recycled materials along with learn experiences. Leap into a fascinating frog-tongue investigation or explore what it’s like to be a creature of the night. Investigate the properties of water with pennies and paper clips. Paint a holiday-themed rock to take home or hide for others to find, and post about it on the Vancouver Rocks facebook page.

Vancouver’s Water Resources Education Center opened its doors in February 1996 in concert with the adjacent Marine Park Water Reclamation Facility. Since that time, more than 750,000 have passed through those doors to learn about water, explore wetlands, count critters, share Second Saturday activities, enjoy festivals, and attend important functions in the community room overlooking the Columbia River. The Water Center’s general hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/watercenter or call 360-487-7111.

Washougal Lighted Christmas Parade

The City of Washougal and the Downtown Washougal Association are teaming up to kick off the holiday season with the annual Tree Lighting and Lighted Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8. The parade will run along Main Street and end at Reflection Plaza, where the tree lighting will take place at 6:30 p.m. Come early to find a parking spot as this community tradition has grown more and more popular over the years, and now draws parade-watchers from all over the North Bank.

Lighted entries come from local clubs, businesses, organizations, and individuals. Each entry runs the gamut from complicated and sophisticated to simple but amusing. Awards are given for Best Use of Lights, Best Use of Music and Santa’s Choice. (It’s a toss-up, really, as to who has more fun: the parade participants or those who are lining the streets to watch.)

During and after the parade, spectators can enjoy complimentary cookies, hot cocoa, and coffee. Entertainment will include the Washougal High School X-Tet Chorus. The Downtown Washougal Association will welcome attendees with coupons for special holiday offers from local merchants, plus a special gift. Santa Clause himself will be there as the guest of honor, arriving at the end of the parade to hand out candy canes and to pose for photographs. Plan on coming early or staying late to enjoy a meal at Hearth Wood-fired Bistro, a pint of craft brew at Amnesia Brewing, or to sample the California rolls at The Sushi Joint.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

The Liberty Theatre in downtown Camas aims to make your holiday a whole lot Grinchier with three showings of the 2000 film, “Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas.” The movie, which stars Jim Carrey as the all-green lead and is narrated by Anthony Hopkins, is rated PG and has a running time of one hour and 45 minutes. Popcorn, ice cream, nachos, beer and wine are all available for purchase in the lobby and can be eaten in the theater.

The Liberty will show How the Grinch Stole Christmas during Camas’ Hometown Holidays celebration on Friday, Dec. 2. The movie begins at 8 p.m. after the tree-lighting, fireworks, and photos with Santa. The film will be shown again at 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, with a final showing at 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4. Shows before 6 p.m. are $4.50, and shows after 6 p.m. are $5.50. Ticket prices are the same for all ages.

Native American Heritage Celebration

The Water Resources Education Center and the North Bank’s Native American community will showcase regalia, song, dance and other activities at a special joint Second Saturday event from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Water Center. This free, family-friendly event, held in honor of Native American Heritage Month, will begin with a Chinook blessing, followed by traditional music and song. The highlight of the day will be the runway show, where guests can get an up-close look at the distinctive regalia (clothing and adornment) meaningful to each dancer and dance. The native dancers will share their personal stories and invite the entire audience to participate in a friendship dance. Celebrate the day with cake after the runway presentation.

This year, kids and families will also have the opportunity to hear about the Urban Native Community Network; view a 30-foot Chinook cedar canoe called Itsxut (bear); listen to stories of recent Canoe Journeys; play native games of skill and chance; paint feathers and enjoy other hands-on activities.

For more than a decade, the Water Center has observed Native American Heritage month in November by offering free activities that celebrate and recognize the countless contributions of Native Americans to our culture and society. The event also features kids’ crafts and activities and light refreshments. Visitors can also enjoy displays featuring information about the Cathlapotle Plankhouse at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, as well as exhibits of native beadwork and basketry.

The Water Resources Education Center is located at 4600 S.E. Columbia Way, just south of Highway 14. Every second Saturday of the month, the Water Center hosts a free, family-friendly day with educational activities, crafts, displays and shows designed especially for kids and their families. To learn more about the Water Center, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/watercenter or call Cory Samia at 360-487-7111.

Teen Late Night at Firstenburg & Marshall

At the Teen Late Night program—from 8 to 11 p.m. every Friday night at Firstenburg Community Center and Marshall Community Center—teens ages 11 to 18 can hang out, play ping pong, pool, video games and basketball. The program promotes the principles of trust, respect, self-esteem, consistency and integrity, and makes it possible for teens of all social and economic backgrounds to come together. Teens develop tolerance, acceptance and gain support while hanging out and having fun in a safe and positive environment. This is a free program and any teen can participate with a current student ID card or a Teen Photo ID (available for $5 from the front desk at both community centers). Teen Late Nights start in October and run throughout the school year.

Other teen activities at Firstenburg include an after-school open gym from 3 to 5 p.m. with drop-in basketball on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; use of fitness equipment from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. every day, and free, unlimited access to the game room with ping-pong, foosball, and pool tables. At Marshall, teens can hang out at the Teen Spot from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and play Xbox and Wii games, ping pong, pool, and air hockey.

You can help keep Teen Late Night going with a donation. Contact Brandon Artz at (360) 487-7014 or Demetrius Brooks at (360) 487-7014.

Reel Rock Tour & Source Climbing Celebration

Are you ready for some spine-tingling, fingernail-clinging, whatever-you-do-don’t-look-down thrills? (After this year’s election is over, that sounds like a relaxing tropical vacation, am I right?) Anyhow, if you can stand another adrenaline rush, you’ll want to get your tickets now for the 11th annual Reel Rock Tour at the Kiggins Theatre—part of The Source Climbing Center‘s fifth anniversary celebration.

Reel Rock is a collection of five electrifying climbing films showcasing the sport’s biggest stories and athletes, not to mention up-close-and-personal footage from their breathtaking, death-defying climbs. All the films deliver edge-of-your-seat action, globe-trotting exploration, big laughs, and true inspiration. To learn more about each of the films, click here.

Tickets for the festival, which starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, are $15 for The Source Climbing members or $18 general admission. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. The Kiggins will open its doors at 6 p.m. so you can find a good seat, get a pint of local craft beer or a glass of wine, and yummy, theater-style snacks.

Then, you’re invited to come to The Source Climbing Center for its official Fifth Anniversary Party from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, with product demos, a raffle, climbing contests, and a chance to try Augmented Reality Climbing. (Click here for more details about the anniversary celebration or visit sourceclimbing.com.) From 7 to 8 p.m., guests can see a slideshow about world-famous alpinist Graham Zimmerman. Plus, bring your printed Kiggins Reel Rock ticket or ticket stub to The Source Climbing Center any time during the week after the anniversary celebration and get a free day pass! Offer good through Nov. 18.

Paper Airplane Contest

Are you ready to fly? …paper airplanes, that is, at the Camas Public Library‘s “uplifting” Paper Airplane Craft & Contest, happening from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Kids and teens are invited to come and make their own paper airplanes then fly them competitively against other paper aircraft. The owner of the paper airplane with the longest flight will win a prize.

All library programs are free and no registration is necessary. The Camas Public Library is located in downtown Camas at 625 N.E. 4th Ave. For more information, call 360-834-4642 or visit www.camaslibrary.org. You can also keep up with happenings and events at the Camas Public Library on its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CamasPublicLibrary/.

 

November at Latte Da

There’s always something fun to do at Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar—and here, in one convenient place, is a list of every wonderful thing happening during the month of November. From puppies, local art, and storytelling to live music and seasonal wine tasting, Latte Da has got something for everyone—and of course there’s always good coffee and great food. For more details, read on:

  • Sunday, Nov. 6, Meet the Artist: each month, Latte Da features the work of a different local artist on its walls, which is not only fun to look at but also available for sale. November’s featured artist is Kerry Scribner, and you can meet her at 3 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 7, Musicians’ Open Mic Night: come on down and perform some music, or simply listen and enjoy. All ages are welcome to participate. Signup starts at 6 p.m., music starts around 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 11, Spoken Word Writers’ Open Mic Night: Enjoy a night of spoken-aloud poetry and short stories. Sign-ups start at 5:30 p.m .and readings start at 6 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend and perform.
  • Saturday, Nov. 12, Pups & People Dog Meet-up: Meet your two and four-legged neighbors at Latte Da’s furry, friendly get-together. Enjoy hot, homemade biscuits and gravy, or anything else from Latte Da’s morning menu. All ages are welcome and guests can buy a bandanas to benefit Must Love Dogs NW, a local dog rescue organization
  • Thursday, Nov. 17, Give Thanks and Wine: Wine tastings will be offered in Latta Da’s beautiful Tasting Room from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Four tastes are $10. Small appetizers will be provided. Bottles and glasses of the wines being tasted will be available for purchase.
  • Saturday Nov. 26, Small Business Saturday: Come out and support your favorite, local small businesses. Latte Da will serve housemade biscuits and gravy as well as its full food and drink menu, and you can get a head start on your holiday shopping with Latte Da gift certificates. Be merry knowing that every dollar you spend locally gets invested right back into the community!

Powwow at Clark College

November is Native American Heritage Month, and Clark College is hosting its eighth annual powwow and celebration of indigenous peoples, Educating for the Seventh Generation: Celebrating Indigenous Cultures, starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4. This free evening of food, music, dancing, cultural tradition and community will begin with an opening prayer and presentation by the Native American Culture Club in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux, who are protesting the proposed Dakota Access oil pipeline across sacred lands. The evening continues with a performance by the the Kaleinani Hula School at 5:30 p.m. The not-to-be-missed Powwow Grand Entry begins at 6 p.m. There will also be information tables and vendors selling Native crafts for browsing and buying. The celebration continues until 10 p.m.

Educating for the Seventh Generation references our collective responsibility to teach future generations how to preserve our resources, traditions, and customs. This event is one of four hosted annually by Clark College to celebrate the diverse cultures represented on its campus and in our community. During the evening’s celebration, Clark College will announce its new Dreamcatcher Scholarship, created to help current and future Clark College students who identify as indigenous to the Americas, Native American, or Indian.

Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way. To learn more, visit www.clark.edu.