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Festival of Balloons | June 23-25, 5:45 am Launch

The fun-filled Festival of Balloons in Tigard begins Friday, June 23rd and lasts through Sunday.  The hot air balloons are definitely the featured attraction of the festival, but there’s more to see and do. Get down to Cook Park early each morning to experience the spectacular hot air balloons as they launch (weather permitting) and dot the morning sky. Spend the afternoon shopping at the craft and business vendor booths. Don’t miss the Festival of Cars presented by Landmark Ford Lincoln on Sunday. Of course, it wouldn’t be the festival of balloons without the ever impressive Night Glow presented by Walmart on Friday and Saturday nights; the Rogue Beer Garden, live music on the Main Stage presented by Grocery Outlet- King City; Funtastic carnival fun center, cotton candy, and a whole lot more!

To learn more, or to buy tickets, visit http://www.tigardballoon.org/#day-one

Strawberry Short Course Festival | June 24, 10 am-2 pm

This is a free all-ages community event on the Gresham Campus with short courses on fun topics, booths from local organizations, entertainment, and kids’ activities. Free strawberry shortcake cupcakes will be served!

Z100 will be DJing all day! FREE Planetarium shows, BINGO, FREE Cosmetology services, Penny’s Puppet Show’s and much more!

There are interesting topics available for everyone!

Classes are free! Take a look at the course schedule, plan ahead and register online early to reserve your spot! With more than 30 booths–there’s something for everyone!

To learn more, visit https://www.mhcc.edu/Strawberry-Short-Course-Offerings/

Gresham Campus
26000 S.E. Stark St.
Gresham, Oregon 97030

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Lung Love Cancer 5K Run/Walk | June 24, 9 am

Move with purpose! Help raise awareness and support for lung cancer. Join us to help those diagnosed, at risk and the people who love them in their fight against lung cancer. Unite those impacted in your community by participating in the third annual Lung Love Run/Walk Portland. This event is a 5k through Laurelhurst Park with a 1-mile option (Strollers are welcome).

When: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Where: Laurelhurst Park – 3756 SE Oak Street – Portland, OR 97214

Time: On-site registration begins at 7:30am. The 5k starts at 9:00am and it is an untimed event.

Online Registration prices are below:

Child (4 years and under): Free

Youth (5 to 12 years): $15

Adult (13 years and older): $30

Lung Cancer Survivor: Free

To register online, visit: https://secure3.convio.net/lca/site/TRR/WalkMap/General/873155702?pg=utype&fr_id=1211

 

Camas Farmer’s Market | June 21 3 pm – 7 pm

Come see what new vendors and farmers are bringing to the Camas Farmer’s Market this week!  Come to sample some great foods, and shop at some great vendor booths. It’s a great idea for dinner.

The market has a variety of local produce, plants, and food. Located at 4th Avenue in front of the Library, in downtown Camas. From 3 pm – 7 pm.

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Great baked good by Truly Scrumptious.

Dan Coursey for Mayor Campaign Kickoff | June 21 @ 6 pm

Wednesday, June 21st, 6pm-8pm for the Dan Coursey Campaign Kickoff for his race for Washougal Mayor.

Special Guest Speaker Eileen Quiring, Clark County Board Councilor. Also, State Representatives Liz Pike and Vicki Kraft, and others will be in attendance. Come visit with your neighbors, old friends, new friends, and make your concerns and support known.

Food, beverages, information and great conversation provided.

Location: Port of Camas-Washougal Building, 24 S A St, Washougal, WA

Summer Used Book Sale | June 22-24

Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation’s summer used-book sale, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 22–24, 2017. Library Hall, downstairs at FVRL District Headquarters, 1007 E. Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98663. More info: http://fvrlfoundation.org/ or www.facebook.com/FVRLFoundation. Free parking! Over 20,000 books! Help us recycle—please bring your own box or bag!

Recycled Arts Festival | June 24-25 10 am-4 pm

The Recycled Arts Festival inspires people to see things considered trash in new ways, as 150 artists create sculptures, artworks and more using at least 70 percent recycled materials. It’s part of the festival’s mission to educate the community about waste reduction, reusing and recycling. The festival will also feature art activities for children, live music from local bands, the sculpture garden, food carts and more.

The festival runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 24 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25 at Esther Short Park 

West Eighth and Columbia streets Vancouver, WA
 
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The Recycled Arts Festival features art from materials most have trashed.

 

Alpenrose Dairyville Returns | All Summer

Oregon’s oldest family-owned dairy is bringing back a time honored annual tradition celebrating summer and the community it has called home since 1916 with the opening of Dairyville on Sunday, June 4.

The annual celebration dating back to 1956 offers families a wholesome activity every Sunday of the summer until Aug. 27 with the opportunity to explore the Pioneer Exhibit, Dairyville School, post office, Great Western Bank, and model train display. Visitors can also take a peek into the confectionary and, of course, no visit would be complete without stopping by the Ice Cream Parlor for a delicious scoop of Alpenrose ice cream.Dairyville remains free for the public and opens every Sunday from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. through Aug. 27.

Location: 6149 SW Shattuck Road, Portland, OR

To learn more visit www.alpenrose.com

2017 Camas High School Graduation | June 16 @ 7 pm

The Class of 2017 will be honored at their graduation ceremony on Friday night, which begins at 7 pm at Doc Harris Stadium. Tickets are required for entry.

Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale | June 16 + 17 from 9 am-5 pm

Used book sale for Washougal Library
Hardcover $1.00 Softcover $0.50
Children’s Corner
$3.00 bag sale Saturday 4-5 pm
Help the Friends raise money for a larger library.

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Camas Little League Family Fun Day | June 17 @10 am

Sat, June 17, 10-2:30, Forest Home Park. Closing Ceremonies, Team Picnics, Equipment Exchange, Turn in uniforms, and a really fun carnival!

All-Stars

Aaron Geigenmiller, of the Camas Reds, competes with a Cascade Little League team.

Eco-Blitz at Steigerwald Lake NWR | June 17 All day

At the Eco-Blitz, scientists, families, and community members will work together to get an overall count of the plants, animals, fungi, and other organisms that live at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The event is free and open to all ages. No experience is necessary! Volunteers will receive brief training on using the iNaturalist app and experts will be on hand to help identify species.

Registration is required. Snacks and beverages are provided!. You can sign up for one or more walks. Free water bottle for participants who register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/steigerwald-lake-nwr-eco-blitz-tickets-33912550351?aff=eac2

7:30am-9:30am Birding
7:30am-9:30am Tracking/Mammal
10:00am-12:00pm Insect
12pm-2:00pm Reptiles and Amphibians
12pm-2:00pm Plants
8:30pm-10:30pm Bat

Where: Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Washougal, Wa 98671
When: Saturday June 17th, 7:30am-10:30pm (time shifts of various species identification groups given at registration)
What to Bring:
• Water bottle
• Sunscreen, bug repellent and a hat
• Good walking shoes
• Dress for the weather
Event Hosted By: Columbia Gorge Refuge Stewards and the US Fish and Wildlife Service

Alpenrose Dairyville Returns | All Summer

Oregon’s oldest family-owned dairy is bringing back a time honored annual tradition celebrating summer and the community it has called home since 1916 with the opening of Dairyville on Sunday, June 4.

The annual celebration dating back to 1956 offers families a wholesome activity every Sunday of the summer until Aug. 27 with the opportunity to explore the Pioneer Exhibit, Dairyville School, post office, Great Western Bank, and model train display. Visitors can also take a peek into the confectionary and, of course, no visit would be complete without stopping by the Ice Cream Parlor for a delicious scoop of Alpenrose ice cream.Dairyville remains free for the public and opens every Sunday from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. through Aug. 27.

Location: 6149 SW Shattuck Road, Portland, OR

To learn more visit www.alpenrose.com

There are some fun events this week!

Liberty Theatre Turns 90!

Celebrate the 90th Birthday of the opening of the Liberty Theatre in Camas, which took place on June 14, 1927. To celebrate the occasion, the movie theatre will host a special screening of “The Princess Bride” from 1987, rated PG, the 30th anniversary of the film. The show begins at 5:30 pm. There will be free Liberty commemorative posters and some swag for the first 100 guests. Visit www.camasliberty.com for more information.

Camas Farmer’s Market

Wednesdays, June thru October 4, 3-7 pmCome to sample some great foods, and shop at some great vendor booths. The market has a variety of local produce, plants, and food all from local vendors. The market is located on 4th Avenue in front of the Camas Library.

Flag Day at Fort Vancouver

June 14 from 5-7 pm @ Fort Vancouver Historical Site

Address: 1001 E. Fifth St. Vancouver, WA

Celebrate our country’s stars and stripes during the 23rd annual Flag Day at Fort Vancouver. The ceremony is held at the historic bandstand across from the Grant House, complete with National Anthem, a Flag History Quiz that pits fifth graders versus Clark County mayors, the mayors’ patriotic tie contest and a Declaration of Independence Skit.

After the ceremony, there will be more activities, including a tour and flag etiquette at different activities stations, with snacks, water and flags available for attendees.

2017 Camas High School Graduation

The 2017 commencement ceremony begins at 7 pm at Doc Harris Stadium.

Camas Little League Family Fun Day

Sat, June 17, 10-2:30, Forest Home Park. Closing Ceremonies, Team Picnics, Equipment Exchange, Turn in unis, and a really fun carnival!

Alpenrose Dairyville Returns

Oregon’s oldest family-owned dairy is bringing back a time honored annual tradition celebrating summer and the community it has called home since 1916 with the opening of Dairyville on Sunday, June 4.

The annual celebration dating back to 1956 offers families a wholesome activity every Sunday of the summer until Aug. 27 with the opportunity to explore the Pioneer Exhibit, Dairyville School, post office, Great Western Bank, and model train display. Visitors can also take a peek into the confectionary and, of course, no visit would be complete without stopping by the Ice Cream Parlor for a delicious scoop of Alpenrose ice cream.Dairyville remains free for the public and opens every Sunday from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. through Aug. 27.

Location: 6149 SW Shattuck Road, Portland, OR

To learn more visit www.alpenrose.com

Portland Opera Presents: Man of La Mancha

June 9 @ 7:30 pm to Saturday, June 17

The great American musical that won five Tony Awards® on Broadway will inspire you and lift your spirits!

Starring Grimm’s Reggie Lee as Sancho Panza. Author Miguel de Cervantes is about to go before the Spanish inquisition.

In this play-within-a-play, he invites his fellow prisoners to “enter into his imagination.” Assuming the character of Don Quixote, he engages them all in a tale of chivalry, undoing wrongs, and bringing justice to the world. With songs like “The Impossible Dream,” it remains one of the most enduring—and endearing—works of American musical theater.

To learn more, visit www.portlandopera.org

July First Friday (Downtown Camas)

A fun celebration of dogs on July’s First Friday! July 7th, 5-8pm. Doggie talent show with prizes and new this year, a parade sponsored by Miss Nola’s Cafe with a Mardi Gras theme in honor of the Barkus Parade at Mardi Gras! How fun! There will be Cajun Zydeco music as well by The Mudbugs from 5:30-7:30pm compliments of Miss Nola’s!

Vendors, kids’ crafts with a mardi gras dog theme, a dog breed guessing activity in participating businesses, and more! There will also be a dog and owner look-alike contest! Bring your favorite pooch (leashes required) and make a fun night of it! Parade and music sponsored by Miss Nola’s Cafe and talent and look alike contests sponsored by Naturally Healthy Pet in Downtown Camas.

The Camas Car Show!

Saturday, July 8, 2017, 4-8:30pm – It wouldn’t be summer in Camas without the Annual Camas Car Show!  Come downtown to check out all the classic and custom cars while local merchants celebrate the height of summer throughout town!

Camas Days

For two full days in July (21 -22), Camas celebrates with a parade, music, street vendors, a wine & microbrew street, and kid’s activities. Crafts and food court: 10am-8pm. Wine, microbrew and music: 5-11pm.