Clark County Events – October

First Friday Night Market in Downtown Vancouver When: Friday, October 5, 2018 – 5:00pm to 9pm Where: 806 and 808 Main St Your opportunity to ‘Eat, Drink and Shop local,’ Vancouver’s Night Market brings creativity and great art together joined with live music and inspiration for an adventurous retail evening. The Night Market Vancouver is a FREE and FUN evening for ALL AGES. Stop by 806 and 808 Main St in Downtown Vancouver every First Friday of the month.   VDA’s First Friday Downtown When: Friday, October 5, 2018 – 5:00pm Where: Vancouver Arts District Every first Friday of the month throughout the year, participating art galleries, merchants and restaurants in downtown Vancouver open their doors to celebrate opening night

Clark County Events – September

Reading in the Wild Storytime and Nature Series When: Thursdays through September 20th 2018, 10am-11am Where: Water Center (4600 SE Columbia Way) If you have young kids who like to be outside and like stories, then you need to check out Reading in the Wild. The City of Vancouver’s Water Resources Education Center offers a free, outdoor reading series for kids, from 3 to 6 years old, called Reading in the Wild. The program connects fun stories with nature activities. They read, and your little ones explore! Sit under a tree, listen to a story, then roam around the garden to play with plants, rocks, water or critters in the dirt. Vancouver First Friday When: August 3rd (and ongoing throughout the

Clark County Events – August

Summer Movie Express – Dollar Movies are Back When: August 7th through 22nd at 10:00 am (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) Where: Regal Cinemas (Hazel Dell and SE 164th locations) Cost: $1 per Entry   Looking for low-cost ways to entertain your kids this summer? Check out the Regal Cinemas $1 movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in July and August. Check out the full schedule of movies below: July 17th and 18th – The LEGO Ninjago Movie and Ferdinand July 24th and 25th – The Secret Life of Pets and Alvin and the Chipmunks July 31st and August 1st – The Lego Batman Movie and Trolls August 7th and 8th – Minions and The Boss Baby August 14th and 15th – Paddington

Clark County Events – July 2018

Camas Farmers Market When:  Wednesdays June 6, 2018 – October 3, 2018 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm Where: Between the library and City Hall in historic Downtown Camas Watch chef demos, get healthy living and gardening information, enjoy kids’ activities, and experience live local music every Wednesday at the Camas Farmers’ Market. Freshly harvested seasonal produce, flowers, natural products, and a wide variety of prepared and hot foods fill the market. Fill your basket, grab dinner and relax on the library lawn.   Vancouver Farmers’ Market When:  Weekends from March 17, 2018 – October 28, 2018. Saturdays: 9:00am to 3:00pm; Sundays: 10:00am to  3:00pm. Where: Next to Esther Short Park at 6th and Esther in Downtown Vancouver The Vancouver Farmers Market

Clark County Events – June 2018

Ridgefield’s Big Paddle When: June 2, 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM Where: 111 W Division St., Ridgefield, WA 98642 Cost: $5, $20 for a group of six. There’s something for everyone at Ridgefield’s Big Paddle, a flotilla of kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards, and more covering a five-mile, two-hour tour along Lake River. The trip will wind through the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and on to the confluence with the Columbia River.  Register online before the event or the morning of the event. In addition to the float, there will be guided birding tours, hands-on activities, live music, food carts, beer garden, vendors, obstacle course, scavenger hunt, and much more! For more information, click here.   Vancouver America Marathon &

Selling in the Spring

Selling in the Spring We all know what the calendar says, but if the recent sun of sunny days is any indication, Spring may finally be here. While the home buying season hasn’t had a break over the last few years, now is the time when it really starts rolling. What can you do to make your home stand out? Putting up a “For Sale” is obviously a good start, but before you do that, here are a some steps you can take to catch the eye of a potential home buyer for your home. Tidy Up The Yard Curb appeal, first impressions, and putting your best foot forward. Time-tested good advice, or overused cliches? It doesn’t really matter because

Clark County Events – May 2018

Lilac Days at Hulda Klager Gardens When: April 21, 2018 – May 13, 2018, daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: 115 S. Pekin Road, Woodland, WA 98674 Cost: $3 Every year for three weeks, the Hulda Klager Gardens hold Lilac Days, allowing visitors to buy lilacs, visit the 1880’s Victorian Klager home, and peruse the gift shop for lilac-inspired items. From their website: “The Gardens and historic buildings have been lovingly maintained by the Hulda Klager Lilac Society, a nonprofit volunteer organization. The Society fully funds the care and upkeep of the historical site from the proceeds of Lilac Days, dues and donations. With the help of our volunteers and members, the Society continues to carry on the work

Buying in a Low Inventory Market

There’s no doubt about it: the housing market in Clark County is definitely leaning toward the homesellers right now. Which means the competition for buy a home is getting more intense. However, there are some things that can give a homebuyer an edge when looking for a home in such a tight housing market. Get pre-approved Unless you have duffel bags full of money at your disposal, you will be getting a home loan. Start the process right away by getting pre-approved, even if you haven’t started looking for a home. It takes time to get all of the necessary documents together for pre-approval, and it also gives you a great idea what you can afford. Once that step

Clark County Events – April 2018

Easter Egg Hunt at Esther Short Park When: March 31, 10-11 a.m. Where: Esther Short Park, 605 Esther St., Vancouver Cost: Free Activate Church will be presenting a free Easter egg hunt at Esther Short Park the day before Easter, with more than 15,000 eggs. There will be three time slots for various ages: Up to the three years will start at 10 a.m., children four to six or with special needs will start at 10:20 a.m., and seven and over will begin at 10:40 a.m. There will also be face painting, balloon animals, a bouncy house and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Click here for more information. Clark County Quilt Show When: April 5-7 – Thursday 10 a.m.

Clark County Events – March 2018

Washington State Horse Expo When: March 2-4 Times: Friday Noon to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and a Saturday Night Extravaganza at 7 p.m. Where: Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, Address: 17402 NE Delfel Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642 Price: Click here for ticket information Get along little dogie to the largest show of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. The Washington State Horse Expo will feature exhibits, stage shows, rider fashions, and other vendor booths for the equine enthusiast. The exhibit is for all levels of riders, for those who just want to learn more about the care and upbringing of horses, or those who just love horses! For more information: wastatehorseexpo.com