RockSolid Community Teen Center

Teen Takeover at Rocksolid Teen Center

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 will be hot, cheesy pizza donated by Detroit Pizza, along with complimentary juice, water, or soda. Interactive inflatable games and obstacle from Bounce ‘N Battle will be set up in the gymnasium. The teens will be able to take home a keepsake photo from VIP Photo Booth. “Fear Factor” winners will receive prizes. Teens should bring their student IDs for age verification. Questions? Call Rocksolid at 360-885-2181. The event is sponsored by lots of local businesses, including Total Merchant Concepts, Chappelle’s Towing, Morton’s Stoves, Pools & Spas, iQ Credit Union, and Shannon Wyman/Legions Realty broker.

Rocksolid Community Teen Center offers a safe place after school for fifth through 12th grade students in the Battle Ground and Hockinson School Districts (although all teens are welcome). The teen center provides caring mentors which help with homework, play games, make crafts, teach life skills, offer free healthy snacks, contribute to community service projects, and much more for only $20 a year per student. Rocksolid is located in the lower level of Bethel Lutheran Church at 12919 N.E. 159th St. in Brush Prairie. To learn more, contact Executive Director Marcy Sprecher at marcy@rocksolid-teen.com.

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 will be hot, cheesy pizza donated by Detroit Pizza, along with complimentary juice, water, or soda. Interactive inflatable games and obstacle from Bounce ‘N Battle will be set up in the gymnasium. The teens will be able to take home a keepsake photo from VIP Photo Booth. “Fear Factor” winners will receive prizes. Teens should bring their student IDs for age verification. Questions? Call Rocksolid at 360-885-2181. The event is sponsored by lots of local businesses, including Total Merchant Concepts, Chappelle’s Towing, Morton’s Stoves, Pools & Spas, iQ Credit Union, and Shannon Wyman/Legions Realty broker.

Rocksolid Community Teen Center offers a safe place after school for fifth through 12th grade students in the Battle Ground and Hockinson School Districts (although all teens are welcome). The teen center provides caring mentors which help with homework, play games, make crafts, teach life skills, offer free healthy snacks, contribute to community service projects, and much more for only $20 a year per student. Rocksolid is located in the lower level of Bethel Lutheran Church at 12919 N.E. 159th St. in Brush Prairie. To learn more, contact Executive Director Marcy Sprecher at marcy@rocksolid-teen.com.

RockSolid Summer Concert at Moulton Falls

Come to Moulton Falls Winery at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19, to hear live music from Amber Sweeney and local band The Exquisite Taste of Plain Water, who will be performing at a fundraiser for RockSolid Teen Center. This is a family-friendly event and all ages are welcome! You can listen to music and enjoy food from Moulton Falls’ full-service kitchen (including wood-fired pizzas and quesadillas). If you’re 21 and over, you can sample some of Moulton Fall’s delicious wine, sangria, and cider made from local fruit. Event tickets are $10 each, available at rocksolid-teen.com. There will be also be raffle tickets for sale with tempting prizes from local merchants.

Rocksolid Community Teen Center offers a safe afterschool hang-out for fifth through 12th grade students in the Battle Ground and Hockinson School Districts. The teen center offers free healthy snacks and provides mentors who help with homework, play games, make crafts, teach life skills, and join the teens community service projects. The teen center is hoping to raise enough funds to update its multipurpose room, where they host guest speaker presentations and show educational-based programs and entertaining movies. Learn more about RockSolid Community Teen Center at rocksolid-teen.com.

To learn more about Moulton Falls Winery—which offers live music and wine tasting every weekend all summer long—visit moultonfallswinery.com. The winery is located at 31101 N.E. Railroad Ave. in Yacolt.

Be a Santa to a Senior

Home Instead Senior Care invites you to get into the spirit of the season with its Be a Santa to a Senior program. Look for purple Christmas trees at businesses around town—purple is the color that signifies a movement by local and national organizations to raise awareness of elder abuse, to prevent and ultimately put a stop to the exploitation of elderly people. Each “ornament” on the purple Christmas trees is a tag listing items needed or wanted by a local senior. Pick a tag and purchase the items, then bring the wrapped or unwrapped gift—with the identifying tag attached—back to the business where you got the tag. You can take as many tags as you like! The deadline to return tags is Dec. 15.

Mill Creek Pub in Battle Ground is an especially enthusiastic supporter of the Be a Santa to a Senior program, and you can find a big purple tree in the restaurant’s waiting area. According to Mill Creek’s owner, Russell Brent, his restaurant’s guests hold the record for donating the most gifts. For more information about Be a Santa to a Senior, visit www.beasantatoasenior.com. To see Mill Creek Pub’s menu and hours, visit millcreekpub.com.

While you’re in Battle Ground, you might also consider donating a the Rocksolid Community Teen Center’s Coat Drive for Kids. Drop off new or gently used winter coats to the teen center—located at 12919 N.E. 159th St. in Brush Prairie—by Sunday, Nov. 27. To learn more about Rocksolid, which provides a safe place for local teens to hang out after school, visit rocksolid-teen.com.

Rocksolid Teen Center Open House

After celebrating its 15th year this past Monday, Sept. 12, Rocksolid Community Teen Center will host an Open House for teens and parents to come check out the program and facility from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15. And how’s this for incentive: free pizza!

Guests will get a free slice of pizza (donated by Detroit Pizza in Battle Ground) and a soft drink. If you and your teens think Rocksolid is cool (or maybe “sick,” depending on current teen jargon—and a note to old people: “sick” is a good thing), then you can register with Rocksolid on the spot and get a free t-shirt, too. Seriously, free pizza AND a free t-shirt? That’s TOTALLY sick, AIR?! IKR!

Rocksolid serves local fifth through 12th grade students, offering a free healthy snacks, homework help, mentors, life skill lessons, air-hockey, pool tables, gymnasium for activities and much more. The teen center is a safe hang-out for students from the Battle Ground and Hockinson School Districts, although teens from anywhere are welcome if they can sort out their own transportation. For Battle Ground and Hockinson students, transportation is provided by most of the local schools. Rocksolid’s hours are 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. every weekday and the follows the Battle Ground School District schedule for early release and closure dates. Registration is only $20 a year for teens to participate.

Rocksolid relies on grants, business and private financial support to keep the program running and available at such a low cost. Check out the website at www.rocksolid-teen.com or Facebook page @RocksolidTeenCenter for more details about the program. For further information, call Executive Director Marcy Sprecher or Manager Jessica Rudisill at 360-885-2181.

Rocksolid Teen Center Open House

After celebrating its 15th year this past Monday, Sept. 12, Rocksolid Community Teen Center will host an Open House for teens and parents to come check out the program and facility from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15. And how’s this for incentive: free pizza!

Guests will get a free slice of pizza (donated by Detroit Pizza in Battle Ground) and a soft drink. If you and your teens think Rocksolid is cool (or maybe “sick,” depending on current teen jargon—and a note to old people: “sick” is a good thing), then you can register with Rocksolid on the spot and get a free t-shirt, too. Seriously, free pizza AND a free t-shirt? That’s TOTALLY sick, AIR?! IKR!

Rocksolid serves local fifth through 12th grade students, offering a free healthy snacks, homework help, mentors, life skill lessons, air-hockey, pool tables, gymnasium for activities and much more. The teen center is a safe hang-out for students from the Battle Ground and Hockinson School Districts, although teens from anywhere are welcome if they can sort out their own transportation. For Battle Ground and Hockinson students, transportation is provided by most of the local schools. Rocksolid’s hours are 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. every weekday and the follows the Battle Ground School District schedule for early release and closure dates. Registration is only $20 a year for teens to participate.

Rocksolid relies on grants, business and private financial support to keep the program running and available at such a low cost. Check out the website at www.rocksolid-teen.com or Facebook page @RocksolidTeenCenter for more details about the program. For further information, call Executive Director Marcy Sprecher or Manager Jessica Rudisill at 360-885-2181.

RockSolid Community Teen Center Celebrates 15th Anniversary

To help RockSolid celebrate, the Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce will host its Business After Hours event at the teen center that night—and you don’t have to be a Battle Ground Chamber member to attend and take advantage of networking opportunities. In addition, a commemorative gift will be given to the family of RockSolid’s founder, Gene Foster, who has passed away but left a caring legacy for hundreds of local teens.

RockSolid is an after-school program for students in fifth through 12th grades. Its mission is to provide a safe place for young people to spend time after school, to foster relationships with other teens and with caring adults in order to encourage them as they navigate the tough terrain of teenagehood. The teen center is located in the lower level of Bethel Lutheran Church at 12919 N.E. 159th St. in Brush Prairie. Learn more about RockSolid Community Teen Center at rocksolid-teen.com or call 360-885-2181.

RockSolid Teen Center 15th Anniversary

Rocksolid Community Teen Center is celebrating 15 years of being the No. 1 coolest hang-out for teens in the North Clark County area with a community party and open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8. Everyone, no matter what age, is invited to enjoy appetizers and enter to win door prizes, as well as meet some of the adults who used to hang out at RockSolid back in the day.

To help RockSolid celebrate, the Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce will host its Business After Hours event at the teen center that night—and you don’t have to be a Battle Ground Chamber member to attend and take advantage of networking opportunities. In addition, a commemorative gift will be given to the family of RockSolid’s founder, Gene Foster, who has passed away but left a caring legacy for hundreds of local teens.

RockSolid is an after-school program for students in fifth through 12th grades. Its mission is to provide a safe place for young people to spend time after school, to foster relationships with other teens and with caring adults in order to encourage them as they navigate the tough terrain of teenagehood. The teen center is located in the lower level of Bethel Lutheran Church at 12919 N.E. 159th St. in Brush Prairie. Learn more about RockSolid Community Teen Center at rocksolid-teen.com or call 360-885-2181.

Concert Fundraiser for Rocksolid Teen Center at Moulton Falls Winery

Come to Moulton Falls Winery from noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14, to hear live music from Amber Sweeney and Montgomery Jones, who will be performing at a fundraiser for RockSolid Teen Center. You can listen to music, go through the Pizza Buffet (yes, we said PIZZA BUFFET) and try some of Moulton Fall’s legendary wood-fired quesadillas with chicken or seasoned beef, cheese, olives, green onions, and pickled peppers served with sour cream and salsa.

Event tickets are $10 each. A shuttle from Gardner Center will be available for $10 each running from 3 to 4:30 p.m. for pick up and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for return. Tickets are available at rocksolid-teen.com. There will be one live auction item at the event for a Shuttled Wine Tasting Tour for eight at Moulton Falls Winery, Pomeroy Cellars, Dolio Winery & Vineyard and dessert at Galeotti’s Wine Cellar.

Learn more about RockSolid Community Teen Center at rocksolid-teen.com. To learn more about Moulton Falls Winery—which offers live music and wine tasting every weekend all summer long—visit moultonfallswinery.com. The winery is located at 31101 N.E. Railroad Ave. in Yacolt.

Mill Creek + Rocksolid

Eat or drink at Mill Creek Pub on Monday, June 6, and do two great things at once: 1) enjoy great food and drinks at one of Clark County’s most award-winning, family-friendly pubs (they’ve won Best in Clark County like, 3,000 times) and 2) support the Rocksolid Community Teen Center, a non-profit after school program which serves fifth through 12th grade students. Mill Creek Pub will donate a portion of Monday’s sales (excluding happy hour and to-go orders) to Rocksolid. Just show your server this post on your phone or other mobile device and you’ll get the ball rolling.

There will be door prizes awarded all day, including $100 gift certificates for Mill Creek Pub, a $75 gift certificate for Main Street Floral, a gift certificate for carpet cleaning from North County Carpet Cleaning and many more. A face painter will be offering free face painting for the kiddos on Monday evening from 5:30 to 7:30.

To see Mill Creek Pub’s menu, and for hours and directions, visit www.millcreekpub.com. For more information about Rocksolid Community Teen Center or to make a donation online, visit  rocksolid-teen.com. You can also call Lori Lindberg, Rocksolid board president at 360-600-1438 or Marcy Sprecher, Rocksolid executive director at 360-771-5519.

Eat at Mill Creek Pub for Rocksolid

Eat or drink at Mill Creek Pub on Monday, June 6, and do two great things at once: 1) enjoy great food and drinks at one of Clark County’s most award-winning, family-friendly pubs (they’ve won Best in Clark County like, 3,000 times) and 2) support the Rocksolid Community Teen Center, a non-profit after school program which serves fifth through 12th grade students. Mill Creek Pub will donate a portion of Monday’s sales (excluding happy hour and to-go orders) to Rocksolid. Just show your server this post on your phone or other mobile device and you’ll get the ball rolling.

There will be door prizes awarded all day, including $100 gift certificates for Mill Creek Pub, a $75 gift certificate for Main Street Floral, a gift certificate for carpet cleaning from North County Carpet Cleaning and many more. A face painter will be offering free face painting for the kiddos on Monday evening from 5:30 to 7:30.

To see Mill Creek Pub’s menu, and for hours and directions, visit www.millcreekpub.com. For more information about Rocksolid Community Teen Center or to make a donation online, visit  rocksolid-teen.com. You can also call Lori Lindberg, Rocksolid board president at 360-600-1438 or Marcy Sprecher, Rocksolid executive director at 360-771-5519.

 

Lucky Shamrock Dinner & Auction for RockSolid Teen Center

RockSolid Community Teen Center invites you to find your lucky four-leaf clover at the 15th annual Lucky Shamrock Auction on Saturday, March 12, with dinner catered by the Mill Creek Pub. As you might have guessed from subtle clues like “LUCKY SHAMROCK,” the evening has a St. Patrick’s Day theme, and Irish-themed costumes are encouraged (although not required, if that’s not your cup of tea).

The evening will include live and silent auctions, entertainment, the aforementioned catered meal, and specialty drinks. Tickets are $50 per person, and each table seats eight…just in case you are interested in sponsoring a table, or purchasing a table’s-worth of tickets at once and inviting friends and families. The event is also still accepting donations of goods and services for the live and silent auctions. For more information, call RockSolid Executive Direction Eddie Allen at 360-921-2908 or e-mail eddie@rocksolid-teen.com.

The event will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Battle Ground Community Center, located at 912 E. Main St. in Battle Ground. Tickets are available  by calling 360-885-2181. Proceeds raised during the evening will benefit programs at the RockSolid Community Teen Center in Brush Prairie. To learn more about this nonprofit organization, which provides support and activities for local teens, visit rocksolid-teen.com.

Lucky Shamrock Auction

RockSolid Community Teen Center invites you to find your lucky four-leaf clover at the 15th annual Lucky Shamrock Auction on Saturday, March 12, with dinner catered by the Mill Creek Pub. As you might have guessed from subtle clues like “LUCKY SHAMROCK,” the evening has a St. Patrick’s Day theme, and Irish-themed costumes are encouraged (although not required, if that’s not your cup of tea).

The evening will include live and silent auctions, entertainment, the aforementioned catered meal, and specialty drinks. Tickets are $50 per person, and each table seats eight…just in case you are interested in sponsoring a table, or purchasing a table’s-worth of tickets at once and inviting friends and families. The event is also still accepting donations of goods and services for the live and silent auctions. For more information, call RockSolid Executive Direction Eddie Allen at 360-921-2908 or e-mail eddie@rocksolid-teen.com.

The event will be held at the Battle Ground Community Center, located at 912 E. Main St. in Battle Ground. Tickets are available  by calling 360-885-2181. Proceeds raised during the evening will benefit programs at the RockSolid Community Teen Center in Brush Prairie. To learn more about this nonprofit organization, which provides support and activities for local teens, visit rocksolid-teen.com.

RockSolid Garage Sale

Looking for a bevy of bargains at the biggest garage sale this side of the Lewis River? Look no farther than the RockSolid Garage Sale. This community teen center's annual garage sale fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 30, and Saturday, May 31. RockSolid Community Teen Center, located in Brush Prairie at Bethel Lutheran Church, is a nonprofit organizaiton with the mission to provide a safe place for local young people and to foster relationships with each other and with caring adults.

A tacos-to-go food truck will be on site on Friday, May 30, providing food for hungry shoppers and donating 15% of its proceeds to the teen center. Scrumptious baked goods will also be availablle to purchase on both days. All proceeds raised by this event, which is sponsored by Thrivent for Lutherans, will go to RockSolid Teen Center. For more information—or if you've got a garage full of unwanted-but-still-sellable items that you'd like to donate to a good cause—contact Gilda Ciraulo at 360-885-2181 or rocksolidteencenter@comcast.net.