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February 2019

Woodcarver Adam McIsaac Featured at Camas-Washougal Historical Society Presentation

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Camas Police Station Community Room, 2100 N.E. Third Ave
Camas , WA 98607 United States
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Adam McIsaac, carver and artist for the new Gathering Place at Washuxwal, will be the featured speaker at the Camas-Washougal Historical Society presentation on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m. at the Camas Police Station Community Room. The Gathering Place is an outdoor pavilion being constructed at the Two Rivers Heritage Museum by the CWHS to help bring history to life through storytelling and serve as a unique backdrop to host educational and community programs. The structure will be constructed with…

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All-Ages Book Swap

February 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Trade your used books with others, and take home as many as you bring. Saturday, Feb. 23 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas.

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Book Launch for “Message from the Vessel in a Dream” by Christopher Luna

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Like Nobody’s Business, 904 N.W. 23rd Ave.
Portland, OR 97210 United States
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The public is invited to the Portland book launch party for "Message from the Vessel in a Dream," the first full-length volume of poetry by Christopher Luna, Clark County's first poet laureate and the founder of Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Night. The launch party is at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, at Like Nobody's Business, 904 N.W. 23rd Ave., Portland. See complete information on www.facebook.com/Like-Nobodys-Business-374224373317716/.   Luna’s first full-length volume of poetry spans 20 years, and favors prose poetry and…

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Local Authors at Three Brothers Vineyard

February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Three Brothers Vineyard and Winery, 2411 N.E. 244th St.
Ridgefield, WA 98642 United States
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Wine, food, and fiction. Enjoy wine and food specials while 10 local authors share stories and sign books. Authors include Heather Ames, Laurel Gale, Ashley Hayden, Traci Hilton, Mollie Hunt, Heidi Renee Mason, Gretchen McLellan, Carolyn J. Rose and Sheryl Scarborough.

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Open Mic at Barnes & Noble with Featured Poet, G.L. Morrison

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barnes & Noble, Vancouver Plaza, 7700 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd.
Vancouver, WA United States
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Feb. 26 is the next opportunity to read your three-minute piece of writing to a friendly audience, or just be a part of that audience, at the monthly 7 p.m. open mic at Barnes & Noble Vancouver, 7700 N.E. Fourth Plain. G.L. Morrison is the featured poet this time, reading from "Chiaroscuro Kisses." Open mic pieces need not be related to the featured book or its author. Attendees are also invited to peruse the store's café and large poetry magazine and…

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WSUV Creative Writers Speaker Series

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Jan. 16 to April 11
WSU Vancouver, 14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave
Vancouver, WA 98686 United States
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Washington State University Vancouver's Creative Writers Series features six creative writers and scholars, who will speak at WSU Vancouver on six Wednesday nights between Jan. 16 and April 10. The speakers represent a variety of literary genres and fields, from poetry to creative nonfiction and publishing. Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Some authors will have books available for purchase. All the speaker events are free and open to the public. Each talk begins at 6 p.m.…

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Soundtrack for a Revolution

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Liberty Theater, 115 N Main
Ridgefield, WA 98642 United States
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Attend a free showing of the documentary "Soundtrack for a Revolution," with discussion to follow the film in celebration of Black History Month. This film will get you singing with the powerful music of the American civil rights movement – the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in paddy wagons and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality. These songs evolved from slave chants, from the labor movement, and especially from the Black…

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March 2019

Port of Vancouver Lecture Series

March 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Warehouse ’23, 100 Columbia St #102
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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The Port of Vancouver USA kicks off its annual Lecture Series in March with presentations about maintaining our federal marine highway — the Columbia-Snake River System — and Washington's wheat and barley industry, a key economic driver for the most trade-dependent state in the nation. Lectures are free and open to the public and are held at Warehouse ’23 Event Space, 100 Columbia St., Vancouver. Lectures take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The schedule is: March 6: “Maintaining our…

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Providence White Caps: The Memoir of a St. Joseph’s Nurse

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Clark County Historical Museum, 1511 Main St.
Vancouver, WA United States
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$3 – $18

As part of Women’s History Month, Clark County Historical Museum will hold a talk Thursday, March 7, with Judith Jacobs Litchfield, author of the 2017 memoir “Providence White Caps: The Diary of Bernice Lorang, RN.” Litchfield’s book recalls the story of her aunt, Bernice (Lorang) Bartel, who enrolled in the registered nurse program at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Vancouver during World War II. This presentation, titled “Providence White Caps: The Memoir of a St. Joseph’s Nurse,” is part of the…

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No More Summit

March 8 @ 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Hilton Vancouver Convention Center, 301 W. Sixth St.
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$125

The National Women's Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation will host the biennial National Anti-Violence Summit. Co-hosting is No More Campaign and Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County. General registration is $125 and includes breakfast, lunch, evening reception, all keynote speakers, choice of three workshops, Resource Exhibit, networking and the film screening of "I Am Evidence" by Mariska Hargitay. For more information and to register visit www.nomoresummit.org  

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Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic features Natashia Minto

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Angst Gallery, 1015 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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The next Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic night on March 14 at Angst Gallery in downtown Vancouver, 1015 Main St., features poet Nastashia Minto. The evening begins at 7 p.m. (or 6:30 for open mic sign-ups). The LGBTQ+-friendly event is free with food and libation provided by Niche Wine Bar, 1013 Main St. A Georgia native who currently lives in Portland, Minto has performed at the Unchaste Readers Series, Neon Dream, Incite and various other reading series in the metro…

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‘US History: What Every American Needs to Know’

March 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 27, 2019

Camas Public Library, 625 NE 4th Ave.
Camas, WA 98607 United States
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"US History: What Every American Need to Know." Learn about and discuss the most important people, events and places in the country's history. Presented by local retired history teacher John Griffin.

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“Awakening from Winter’s Slumber” at Cellar 55: Wine, Art, Poetry and Live Music

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cellar 55 Tasting Room, 1812 Washington Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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Cellar 55 Tasting Room, 1812 Washington St. in downtown Vancouver, is getting ready for spring with a special event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, "Awakening from Winter's Slumber." See artwork by Grace Valentine, enjoy "Spring Equinox" poetry, and hear live music by singer/songwriter Randy Cate.

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Library Hosts “Revolutionary Reads” Series at Clark College

March 26 @ 7:00 pm
Clark College Gaiser Hall, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA United States
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Revolutionary Reads is a new annual community reading and event series from Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries to engage readers, spark dialogue and inspire world-changing ideas. This year’s series will feature three books by science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist Cory Doctorow—"Little Brother," "In Real Life," and "Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free"—as well as a series of events throughout the library district related to technology, information, and cyberculture. Cory Doctorow will deliver a keynote speech at 7 p.m. on…

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‘US History: What Every American Needs to Know’

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 27, 2019

Camas Public Library, 625 NE 4th Ave.
Camas, WA 98607 United States
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"US History: What Every American Need to Know." Learn about and discuss the most important people, events and places in the country's history. Presented by local retired history teacher John Griffin.

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WSUV Creative Writers Speaker Series

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Jan. 16 to April 11
WSU Vancouver, 14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave
Vancouver, WA 98686 United States
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Washington State University Vancouver's Creative Writers Series features six creative writers and scholars, who will speak at WSU Vancouver on six Wednesday nights between Jan. 16 and April 10. The speakers represent a variety of literary genres and fields, from poetry to creative nonfiction and publishing. Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Some authors will have books available for purchase. All the speaker events are free and open to the public. Each talk begins at 6 p.m.…

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Meaningful Movies Discussion Group: “Blood Road”

March 27 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Liberty Theater, 115 N Main
Ridgefield, WA 98642 United States
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Meaningful Movies is a documentary film discussion group that meets once a month at the Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield. The movie for March is "Blood Road." This documentary follows the journey of ultra-endurance mountain bike athlete Rebecca Rusch and her Vietnamese riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, as they pedal 1,200 miles along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail through the dense jungles of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Their goal: to reach the crash site and final resting place of Rebecca’s…

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April 2019

WSUV Creative Writers Speaker Series

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Jan. 16 to April 11
WSU Vancouver, 14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave
Vancouver, WA 98686 United States
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Washington State University Vancouver's Creative Writers Series features six creative writers and scholars, who will speak at WSU Vancouver on six Wednesday nights between Jan. 16 and April 10. The speakers represent a variety of literary genres and fields, from poetry to creative nonfiction and publishing. Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Some authors will have books available for purchase. All the speaker events are free and open to the public. Each talk begins at 6 p.m.…

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Predator: A Marine Corps Tank Company in Operation Desert Storm

April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Marshall House, 1301 Officer's Row
Vancouver, Wa 98661
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Part of the Historic Trust Military History Talks-B Company, 4th Tank Battalion, a Marine Corps Reserve Company was activated in December of 1990 to serve in Operation Desert Storm after the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in August of 1990. The company led the Second Marine Division assault into Kuwait that liberated the country. They were awarded the Navy Unit Citation for their part in the largest tank versus tank battle in Marine Corps history. This was part of the…

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Historic Trust Talk

April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Marshall House, 1301 Officer's Row
Vancouver, Wa 98661
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B Company, 4th Tank Battalion, a Marine Corps Reserve Company was activated in December of 1990 to serve in Operation Desert Storm after the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in August of 1990. The company led the Second Marine Division assault into Kuwait that liberated the country. They were awarded the Navy Unit Citation for their part in the largest tank versus tank battle in Marine Corps history. This was part of the first large scale call up of the…

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