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April 2019

TEDxPortland

April 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St.
Portland, OR United States
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$85 – $250

The 9th annual TEDxPortland event is the largest TEDx event in the nation. Speakers range from local entrepreneurs to global thought-leaders, topped with performances by Portland artists.

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Independent Bookstore Day Celebration at Vintage Books

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Vintage Books, 6613 E. Mill Plain Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98661 United States
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free

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at Vintage Books on from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Participate in a “Where’s Maisie?” search and enjoy discounts, drawings, prizes and activities. Vintage Books will also offer exclusive "day-of" merchandise created especially for Independent Bookstore Day by major publishers and authors. These limited edition, one-of-a-kind items will be available only at participating IBD bookstores, including free items, available to customers on a first come, first served basis.  

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Friends of Three Creeks Community Used Book Sale

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Three Creeks Community Library, 800 N.E. Tenney Road
Vancouver, WA 98685 United States
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The Friends of Three Creeks Community Library will hold a used book sale Saturday, April 27th in the community room of the library, 800 N.E. Tenney Road, Vancouver, Washington. Doors open at 10 a.m. for the public, and close at 5 p.m.  Hard cover and trade paper books sell for $1; paperbacks for fifty cents. Over 10,000 fiction, non-fiction, children’s books in a wide variety are offered. Proceeds of the sale of these donated books help support special library purchases…

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“Poetry Moves” celebrates its fourth year of poetry on C-Tran buses

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St.
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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Artstra's Poetry Moves program displays poems from local and regional poets in every C-Tran bus, refreshed with new poems every six-months. So celebrate the next season's poetry selections, join in a free celebration of poetry with readings from local and regional poets plus music and an interpretive dance performance, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, in the Columbia Room, Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. Light refreshments will be provided. "Retired" poem bus placards, suitable for…

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Mindfulness Workshop: Focusing on Gratitude

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Camas Public Library, 625 NE 4th Ave.
Camas, WA 98607 United States
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Join a lighthearted, participatory workshop that helps participants to locate their deeper values and create our own "Map of Mindfulness." The workshop includes guided meditation and playful art. All materials are provided and beginners are welcome. The workshop will be held at the Camas Public Library from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 29.

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Open Mic Poetry at Barnes & Nobel Featuring Shaindel Beers

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barnes & Noble Fourth Plain, 7700 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd.
Vancouver, WA United States
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April 30 is the next opportunity for you 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 Blvd. Shaindel Beers is the featured poet this time, reading from "Secure Your Own Mask." Copies are available in the store. Open mic pieces need not be related to the featured book or its author. Everyone’s welcome…

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May 2019

Port of Vancouver Public Lecture: The Fascinating World of Washington’s Public Ports

May 1 @ 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 concludes its annual lecture series from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on May 1 with "The Fascinating World of Washington State’s Public Ports." Lectures are free and open to the public and are held at WareHouse ’23 Event Space, 100 Columbia St., Vancouver. Chances are that most of what you eat, wear and use came through one of Washington’s seaports. Today, there are 75 public ports in the state’s 39 counties. Ports operate marinas, docks, airports,…

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CCHM First Thursday Speaker Series: Ridgefield’s Main Street

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Liberty Theater, 115 N Main
Ridgefield, WA 98642 United States
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As part of Historic Preservation Month, Clark County Historical Museum is taking its First Thursday Speaker Series to Ridgefield’s Old Liberty Theater on Thursday, May 2, for “Celebrate Main Street: Ridgefield.” This free event is part of the museum’s new initiative to celebrate the local businesses, architecture, and history along Clark County’s Main Streets and downtown areas. The event begins at 7 p.m. Originally called Union Ridge due to the large number of Union soldiers who came to the area…

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Singer-songwriter Claudia Nygaard and “cowboy poet” Tom Swearingen at Cafe Artichoke

May 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Artichoke Music, 2007 S.E. Powell Blvd.
Portland, WA 97202 United States
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$15

Enjoy an afternoon concert at Portland's venerable listening room Cafe Artichoke with award-winning singer songwriter Claudia Nygaard (Kerrville Folk Festival, Tumbleweed Music Festival and other competitions) and International Western Music Association Top-5 Cowboy Poet Tom Swearingen. Both are releasing new albums at this show.

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Pink Lemonade Project seminar: “Genetics and Cancer”

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
West Park Community Room, 610 Esther St. Suite # 100
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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Join Pink Lemonade Project and Cory Donovan, MD for a seminar on genetics related to cancer. Dr. Donovan received her medical degree from University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, Minn. and completed her general surgery residency at OHSU in Portland. She then completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif. She is board certified in general surgery. Anyone interested in learning more about genetics related to cancer is invited to attend. Complimentary event,…

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Science on Tap at the Kiggins: Sea Turtles

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St.
Vancouver, WA United States
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$5 – $10

At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, come to the Kiggins Theatre to learn everything you ever wanted to know about sea turtles — that's the topic of the Kigggins' next Science on Tap, featuring a fascinating science talk, plus beer, wine, pizza slices, popocorn and snacks available to buy in the lobby and enjoy while you learn. Tickets are $9 in advance, $10 at the door, or $5 for students. Sea turtles are magnificent creatures that have survived 100…

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Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring John Burgess

May 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Angst Gallery, 1015 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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The next Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic event on May 9 at Angst Gallery, 1015 Main St., Vancouver, features author and poet John Burgess. The event is hosted by Christopher Luna and Toni Lumbrazo Luna of Printed Matter Vancouver. Sign ups are from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Food and libation is provided by Niche Wine Bar, 1013 Main Street. This evening is LGBTQ+-friendly and everyone is welcome to read poetry or just listen. For more information, contact Christopher Luna at christopherjluna@gmail.com or…

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Heather B. Armstrong, author of the “dooce” blog, at Powell’s Cedar Hills

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Powell’s at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 S.W. Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR United States
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From blogger Heather B. Armstrong (dooce), author of "It Sucked and Then I Cried," comes "The Valedictorian of Being Dead" — an irreverent new memoir reminiscent of "Brain on Fire" — about her experience as one of only a few people to participate in an experimental treatment for depression involving 10 rounds of a chemically-induced coma approximating brain death. Disarmingly honest, self-deprecating, and scientifically fascinating, "The Valedictorian of Being Dead" brings to light a groundbreaking new treatment for depression. Armstrong…

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Simply Write: A Writer’s Support Group

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 14, 2019

An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Camas Public Library, 625 NE 4th Ave.
Camas, WA 98607 United States
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Free

Every second and fourth Thursday of the month. Snacks provided.

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Pop-Up Magazine: Spring Issue at Portland’s Revolution Hall

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until May 14, 2019

Revolution Hall, 1300 S.E. Stark St.
Portland, OR United States
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$29

The spring edition of the acclaimed "live magazine" show, "Pop-Up Magazine," is coming to Portland's Revolution Hall on May 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. The show features Jon Mooallem (writer at large for The New York Times Magazine and author of "Wild Ones"), writer Jason Concepcion of "The Ringer," photographer Xyza Bacani, and comedian Mohanad Elshieky. These writers — along with other writers, producers, and performers — will bring brand-new multimedia stories to the stage with film, photography, sound,…

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Pop-Up Magazine: Spring Issue at Portland’s Revolution Hall

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until May 14, 2019

Revolution Hall, 1300 S.E. Stark St.
Portland, OR United States
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$29

The spring edition of the acclaimed "live magazine" show, "Pop-Up Magazine," is coming to Portland's Revolution Hall on May 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. The show features Jon Mooallem (writer at large for The New York Times Magazine and author of "Wild Ones"), writer Jason Concepcion of "The Ringer," photographer Xyza Bacani, and comedian Mohanad Elshieky. These writers — along with other writers, producers, and performers — will bring brand-new multimedia stories to the stage with film, photography, sound,…

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Ani DiFranco at Revolution Hall

May 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Revolution Hall, 1300 S.E. Stark St.
Portland, OR United States
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Grammy-winning musical artists and feminist icon Ani DiFranco will join a conversation with Cari Luna at Revolution Hall, 1300 S.E. Stark St., Portland, on Wednesday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at revolutionhall.com or by calling Ticketfly at 877-435-9849.

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Forever Young Book Group

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 19, 2019

Camas Public Library, 625 NE 4th Ave
Camas, WA 98607 United States
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Free

The Forever Young Book Group is a monthly book group at Camas Public Library for adults who love to read teen books.

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Historic Trust Talk

May 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Marshall House, 1301 Officer's Row
Vancouver, Wa 98661
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Free

When the United States entered World War II, it was the first time since the War of 1812 that the United States government and civilians feared a full-scale enemy invasion. Across the country, as military bases beefed up their security and war plans, so did civilian governments. In Portland, the city developed and implemented a comprehensive plan to combat enemy attacks, as well as implementing the changes necessary at home to support the war effort abroad. These plans included the…

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“Robots and Rocketships” Author Event at Vintage Books

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Vintage Books, 6613 E. Mill Plain Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98661 United States
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Enjoy an afternoon of "Reading Robots and Rocketships" at 2 p.m. May 18 at Vintage Books, 6613 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver. Authors Denise Kawaii and Sara Light-Waller are beaming down to Vintage Books as they each celebrate their most recent book releases. They will discuss their books and answering questions. This event is free to attend and all are welcome. Come prepared to browse the shelves for your favorite books, chat with The Queen of New Pulp and The…

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