Battle Ground Village Outdoor Market

Cutest & Ugliest Dog Contest

—The family- and pet-friendly Outdoor Market at Battle Ground Village invites you to the Dog Days of Summer, a special event happening on Saturday, Aug. 1, when the market will hold contests for the cutest—and the ugliest!—dogs on the North Bank. If you don’t have a cute (or ugly) dog or cat and you really, really want one, there will also be a pet adoption event happening at the market on Aug. 1. Last but not least, there will be a special visit from the absolutely adorable Buttons the Pony, who normally resides at Silver Buckle Ranch (a great place to take riding lessons—visit www.silverbuckleranch.org for more information).

As usual, the market will be packed with produce from local farmers, wares fashioned by North Bank artisans, and live music. The market is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday through Sept. 26. Visitors will find fresh local fruits and vegetables, meat, eggs, flowers, plants, arts and crafts, baked goods, delicious prepared food, home and garden gifts and accessories, live entertainment, and children’s activities.

Battle Ground Village is a collection of shops, restaurants, and residences located near the intersection of S.E. Grace Ave. and S.E. Rasmussen Blvd. If you’re hungry or thirsty after the market ends, you can always visit the excellent Northwood Public House & Brewery, Uncle D’s Wood-fired Pizza, Pasta Gigi’s, or Emanar Cellars—and they’re all easy to get to, because they’re all located right in Battle Ground Village. For more information, visit www.BGVillage.com, e-mail bgvmarketboss@gmail.com or call 360-888-5700.

Old-Time 4th at Battle Ground Market

The Outdoor Market at Battle Ground Village will be open on the Fourth of July with some good, ol’ fashioned Independence Day fun for you and your family. The market will be especially festive on Saturday with free goodies for the kids and an open mic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All ages are welcome to bask in the spotlight; bring your instrument, your props, your costumes and your big ideas to the stage to revel in your 15 minutes of fame.

As usual, the family- and pet-friendly market will be packed with summer produce from local farmers, wares fashioned by North Bank artisans, and live music. The market is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday through Sept. 26. Visitors will find fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, meat, eggs, flowers, plants, arts and crafts, baked goods, delicious prepared food, home and garden gifts and accessories, live entertainment, and children’s activities.

Battle Ground Village is a collection of shops, restaurants, and residences located near the intersection of S.E. Grace Ave. and S.E. Rasmussen Blvd. If you’re hungry or thirsty after the market ends, you can always visit the excellent Northwood Public House & Brewery, Uncle D’s Wood-fired Pizza, Pasta Gigi’s, or Emanar Cellars—and they’re all easy to get to, because they’re all located right in Battle Ground Village. For more information, visit www.BGVillage.com, e-mail bgvmarketboss@gmail.com or call 360-888-5700.

Car Show at Battle Ground Market

The Battle Ground Village Outdoor Market is celebrating dads a week early with a custom car show on Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be Father’s Day cardmaking for kids (in PLENTY of time for Father’s Day!) and live music with one of the world’s best acoustic guitarists, Terry Robb (whom you can also see in concert at the Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield on June 20).

The pet-friendly Battle Ground Village Outdoor Market happens every Saturday in Battle Ground Village at the intersection of S.E. Grace Ave. and Rasmussen Blvd. in Battle Ground. The market always features lots of fresh, local produce, plants, handmade goods, entertainment, and fun stuff for kids and families. For more information, click here.

Battle Ground Village Outdoor Market

fe932b8f-3668-49f8-b5b8-f87f35617da3The family- and pet-friendly Outdoor Market at Battle Ground Village is revving up for a bountiful summer season. Opening day is Saturday, May 2, and the Village will be packed with produce from local farmers, wares fashioned by North Bank artisans, and live music from vocalist and guitarist Silky Mayer. The first 50 visitors will receive a free Market Bag filled with coupons, freebies, and other goodies.

The market is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday from May 2 through Sept. 26. Visitors will find fresh local fruits and vegetables, meat, eggs, flowers, plants, arts and crafts, baked goods, delicious prepared food, home and garden gifts and accessories, live entertainment, and children’s activities.

Battle Ground Village is a collection of shops, restaurants, and residences located near the intersection of S.E. Grace Ave. and S.E. Rasmussen Blvd. If you’re hungry or thirsty after the market ends, you can always visit the excellent Northwood Public House & Brewery, Uncle D’s Wood-fired Pizza, Pasta Gigi’s, or Emanar Cellars—and they’re all easy to get to, because they’re all located right in Battle Ground Village. For more information, visit www.BGVillage.com, e-mail bgvmarketboss@gmail.com or call 360-888-5700.

Celtic Muse at the Outdoor Market

Celtic Muse is bringing its dulcet sounds to the Battle Ground Village Outdoor Market on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (that’s a lotta harpin’). This harp duo has been soothing North Bank listeners since 1995 with “music to gentle the spirit and gladden the heart.” Celtic Muse’s broad repertoire includes celtic music, Nordic and Scandinavian tunes, light classical music, Medieval and Renaissance music, and original songs composed by the duo. To create their signature sounds, they use two Celtic harps, Finnish zithers, flutes, penny whistles, recorders, and light percussion. To hear (or purchase) one of Celtic Muse’s many albums, go to www.cdbaby.com/group/celticmuse.

 

Celtic Muse at the Outdoor Market

CelticMuseCeltic Muse is bringing its dulcet sounds to the Battle Ground Village Outdoor Market on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (that’s a lotta harpin’). This harp duo has been soothing North Bank listeners since 1995 with “music to gentle the spirit and gladden the heart” (according to legend—er, actually, the Celtic Music website). Celtic Muse’s broad repertoire includes celtic music, Nordic and Scandinavian tunes, light classical music, Medieval and Renaissance music, and original songs composed by the duo. To create their signature sounds, they use two Celtic harps, Finnish zithers, flutes, penny whistles, recorders, and light percussion.

Harpists Valerie Blessley and Jennifer Pratt-Walter are sought-after performers at a variety of events, including weddings, private parties, graduation celebrations, memorial services, and of course Celtic cultural events (book them now for your elegant St. Paddy’s Day party!). Blessley and Pratt-Walter also offer harp lessons in the Grandjany technique, and Blessley additionally teaches Perhojoki-style Kantele (it’s OK; we don’t know what that is, either). Pratt-Walter  plays harp for hospice and home health patients. To hear (or purchase) one of Celtic Muse’s many albums, go to www.cdbaby.com/group/celticmuse.

Editor’s note: we heard Celtic Muse perform Christmas music at the Camas Public Library a couple years ago. It was so marvelous that we bought two CDs, “Northern Light” and “Merry and Bright,” which we have played endlessly and still enjoy.