Back to School

Bingo & S’mores Night at Latte Da

Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar is hosting a back-to-school supply drive! If you stop by for a cup of coffee, a sandwich and a pastry, or to sample some fine wine in Latte Da’s Wine Room, you can leave new, in-the-package school supplies such as glue sticks, pencils, paper, colored markers, erasers, rulers and blunt-edged scissors in the designated drop-off area. Cash donations are also welcome. All supplies and donations will go to Lincoln Elementary.

In support of the school supply drive, Latte Da is also hosting a Bingo and S’Mores Night from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1. A donation of school supplies or a $2 contribution buys you a Bingo card so that you can play and win prizes. And did we mention gooey, chocolatey delicious s’mores toasted over Latte Da’s firepit? YES! All ages are welcome, especially kids!

Latte Da has also got a full menu featuring some of the Couve’s best sandwiches—and some of its yummiest small plates and appetizers, perfect with a glass of craft beer, cider, or fine wine. Latte Da, open most days from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., is located at 205 E. 39th St. in Vancouver and is an all-day destination for coffee, wine, light meals, and live music. Street parking is available. For more details about these and other events, visit lattedacoffeehouse.com or check them out on Facebook.

Bingo & S’mores Night

Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar is hosting a back-to-school supply drive. If you stop by for a cup of coffee, a sandwich and a pastry, or to sample some fine wine in Latte Da’s Wine Room, you can leave new, in-the-package school supplies such as glue sticks, pencils, paper, colored markers, erasers, rulers and blunt-edged scissors in the designated drop-off area. Cash donations are also welcome. All supplies and donations will go to Lincoln Elementary.

In support of the school supply drive, Latte Da is also hosting a Bingo and S’Mores Night from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1. A donation of school supplies or a $2 contribution buys you a Bingo card so that you can play and win prizes. And did we mention gooey, chocolatey delicious s’mores toasted over Latte Da’s firepit? YES! All ages are welcome, especially kids!

Latte Da has also got a full menu featuring some of the Couve’s best sandwiches—and some of its yummiest small plates and appetizers, perfect with a glass of craft beer, cider, or fine wine. Latte Da, open most days from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., is located at 205 E. 39th St. in Vancouver and is an all-day destination for coffee, wine, light meals, and live music. Street parking is available. For more details about these and other events, visit lattedacoffeehouse.com or check them out on Facebook.

S’mores Party & Musicians’ Open Mic at Latte Da

Latte Da Coffe House and Wine Bar is celebrating back-to-school season with a neighborhood s’mores party, to help you and your kids end the summer on a sweet note. Drop by any time from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5—that’s Labor Day—to toast marshmallows over Latte Da’s firepit and smoosh them together with chocolate between two Graham crackers. Mmmmmmmm, s’mores! All ages are welcome (even if you don’t have kids going back to school!).

Latte Da is also hosting its monthly Musicians’ Open Mic Night that evening, so stick around for lots of live music—or sign up starting at 6 p.m. to sing or play a song yourself! Kids are also invited to participate. The performances start at around 6:30 p.m.

Latte Da will be offering its full food and drink menu that evening—choose from delicious small plates like flatbread pizza, arancini and stuffed mushrooms, or go for one of Latte Da’s delicious sandwiches or wraps. There will also be locally made quiche and pastries, plus an array of wine and craft beer. And of course there will be yummy coffee, tea, and hot cocoa! For more details, visit lattedacoffeehouse.com.

S’mores & Music at Latte Da

Latte Da Coffe House and Wine Bar is celebrating back-to-school season with a neighborhood s’mores party, to help you and your kids end the summer on a sweet note. Drop by any time from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5—that’s Labor Day—to toast marshmallows over Latte Da’s firepit and smoosh them together with chocolate between two Graham crackers. Mmmmmmmm, s’mores! All ages are welcome (even if you don’t have kids going back to school!).

Latte Da is also hosting its monthly Musicians’ Open Mic Night that evening, so stick around for lots of live music—or sign up starting at 6 p.m. to sing or play a song yourself! Kids are also invited to participate. The performances start at around 6:30 p.m.

Latte Da will be offering its full food and drink menu that evening—choose from delicious small plates like flatbread pizza, arancini and stuffed mushrooms, or go for one of Latte Da’s delicious sandwiches or wraps. There will also be locally made quiche and pastries, plus an array of wine and craft beer. And of course there will be yummy coffee, tea, and hot cocoa! For more details, visit lattedacoffeehouse.com.

Back to School Party at the Kiggins (for Parents!)

The kids are back in school…which means it’s time to PAR-TAY! The Kiggins Theatre is the pefect place to celebrate on Wednesday morning, Sept. 2, at 10:30 a.m., with a special screening of that 80s classic, Dirty Dancing. There will be mimosas and other treats for the grown-ups who are experiencing their first taste of freedom in two and half months. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Vancouver Council PTA. Just in case the 80s managed to pass you by without affording you the opportunity to see Dirty Dancing, here’s a plot summary (without spoilers):

It’s 1963 and “Baby” Houseman (Jennifer Grey) is 17 and spending her last summer with her family at a resort hotel in the Catskills before leaving for the Peace Corp. Baby doesn’t get along with her older sister, Lisa (Jane Brucker), and she’s bored by most of the older guests. However, one night Baby hears wa party going on in the employee’s dormitory and she is immediately drawn to handsome Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze), a dancer in the resort’s floor show. When Johnny’s dance partner, Penny (Cynthia Rhodes), finds herself pregnant after a fling with one of the waiters, Baby volunteers to learn her steps and take her place and dance with her love. But Baby’s father, Dr. Houseman (Jerry Orbach) doesn’t want her mingling with the low-life help and tries to put Baby “in the corner.” But nobody puts Baby in the corner…

For more details, or to see what else is playing at the Kiggins Theatre, visit www.kigginstheatre.net.

Above image: WOO-HOO! Break out the Champagne and orange juice. Seriously.

Back to School Party (for Parents!)

The kids are back in school…which means it’s time to PAR-TAY! The Kiggins Theatre is the pefect place to celebrate at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2, with a special screening of that 80s classic, Dirty Dancing. There will be mimosas and other treats for the grown-ups who are experiencing their first taste of freedom in two and half months. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Vancouver Council PTA. Just in case the 80s managed to pass you by without affording you the opportunity to see Dirty Dancing, here’s a plot summary (without spoilers):

It’s 1963 and “Baby” Houseman (Jennifer Grey) is 17 and spending her last summer with her family at a resort hotel in the Catskills before leaving for the Peace Corp. Baby doesn’t get along with her older sister, Lisa (Jane Brucker), and she’s bored by most of the older guests. However, one night Baby hears wa party going on in the employee’s dormitory and she is immediately drawn to handsome Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze), a dancer in the resort’s floor show. When Johnny’s dance partner, Penny (Cynthia Rhodes), finds herself pregnant after a fling with one of the waiters, Baby volunteers to learn her steps and take her place and dance with her love. But Baby’s father, Dr. Houseman (Jerry Orbach) doesn’t want her mingling with the low-life help and tries to put Baby “in the corner.” But nobody puts Baby in the corner…

For more details, or to see what else is playing at the Kiggins Theatre, visit www.kigginstheatre.net.

Above image: WOO-HOO! Break out the Champagne and orange juice. Seriously.

Back to School at ReTails

Back-to-school can be an expensive time of year, with classroom supply lists to fill, new outfits to buy and school fees to pay. But get ready to wag your tail, because the Humane Society’s ReTails Store can help when it comes to clothing, shoes and backpacks.

The super thrift store contains a large selection of kids and adult clothing and shoes at discount prices. In addition, every fourth item purchased is free. Shop on Saturdays and get an extra 25% discount on all clothing.

ReTails is owned and operated by the Humane Society for Southwest Washington and 100% of all proceeds help support animals in their care. ReTails is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.. ReTails is located at 5000 E. Fourth Plain Blvd. in Vancouver. To learn more, visit southwesthumane.org/retails-thrift-store.