MONDAY, JAN. 28 2008
Share gala and casino night
The first of several black tie optional galas of the year is the 4th annual Share Mardi Gras Gala & Casino night in the Hilton Vancouver Washington. The swinging event begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in the Hilton Vancouver Washington.
Admission is $75 and includes gaming scrip, reports Share executive director Diane Christie.
Last year the event, which includes silent and live auctions, grossed over $183,000.
Share, founded in 1977, operates four shelters for the homeless, a traditional housing program, case management programs, and a street outreach program that provides daily meals for homeless and low income members of the community.
For further information, call Christie at 695-7658, extension 2130.
Port begins major rail project
Work is underway on the $13.7 million first phase of the Port of Vancouver’s rail access program to expand rail access to port tenants and relieve congestion on the main rail lines than run through Vancouver.
The initial segment will put new rail between Columbia Boulevard and La Farge Cement and Albina Asphalt. As a result, W 6th Street will be closed for two weeks.
Port commissioners have set an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. tomorrow, Jan. 29, in the rail project office, 1501 W 8th Street.
Washington State School for
The Washington State School for the Deaf will discuss the first phase of its ten-year master plan during a 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, meeting of the Edgewood Park Neighborhood Association in Clarke Hall in the school at 611 Grand Boulevard.
Phase one calls for replacement of several buildings with a 20,850-square-foot structure on the Evergreen Boulevard-Grand Avenue campus. Further information, call 696-2525, extension 0401.
Clark College workshop to show
Clark College officials will show current and prospective southwest Washington college students how to compete in the scholarship arena at a 7-to-9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, workshop in Gaiser Hall on the Clark College Fort Vancouver Way campus.
A list of available Clark College scholarships and scholarship application booklets for the 2008-2009 school year will be provided.
The Clark College Foundation has scholarships for nearly every major at Clark College. Awards range from $500 to $3,500 a year. For further information, go to www.clark.edu/scholarships.
Food summit group explores
A Clark County Food Summit, “Finding Food in Clark County: Growing our Local Economy” is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, in the Red Lion Hotel at the Quay.
Ken Meter, President of Crossroads Resource Center, Minneapolis, will lead panel discussions on finding access to healthy food.
The local panel consists of Allison Dennis, director of supply chain management, The Holland Inc. James Fitzgerald, manager, Clark County Food Bank, Sheila Martin, associate professor, Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies and Bill Zimmerman, owner, Bi-Zi Farms, Clark County.
The summit is sponsored by Clark County, Corwin Beverage, The Holland Inc. and the Clark County Farm Bureau. Admission is $60. For further information, call 546-9643.
Skills Center lunch and tour is Friday
The Clark County Skills Center is offering a lunch and tour of its facilities at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1.
The center is owned and operated by ten southwest Washington school districts. It provides specific technical and professional training programs to prepare students for the workforce.
The gourmet luncheon, for which a $5 fee will be charged, will be prepared by the school’s Restaurant Management/Culinary Arts program. For further information, call Jan Strickland, 604-1050.
The Vancouver City Council meets in workshop session at 4 p.m. today and will follow that with a regular session of the council that will begin at 7 p.m. The three items on the workshop agenda are as follows: discussion of downtown alcohol impact area, consideration of an interagency gang task force and discussion of a stop light traffic enforcement program involving automated cameras. The council, during its regular session, will consider a proposal to rezone city-owned property on 5th Street northwest of Pearson Field to commercial and mixed use from light industrial. The proposal would put all city-owned land in the Pearson Field area in the same zone. <> Clark Public Utilities’ commissioners meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29. <> Clark County commissioners meet in regular session at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Jan. 29. On the agenda is a discussion of the status of a memorandum of understanding with the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, spelling out working agreements between the county and the tribe’s proposed casino-resort near La Center.
CVTV programming on demand: http://www.cityofvancouver.us/cvtv/cvtvindex.asp
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