Reading in the Wild Storytime and Nature SeriesVancouver WA family activities Real Estate

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 year) 5-9 pm

Where: Downtown Vancouver and Participating Merchants

Cost: Free

On the first Friday of the month, be sure to head to downtown Vancouver. It comes alive with art and music, and participating merchants and restaurants stay open late with special events and live music.

Not sure where to start? Fortunately the Vancouver Downtown Association has provided a guide and map to the evening’s events! visit Vancouver Downtown Association First Friday Downtown for the current Hot Sheet.

For more information visit Vancouver Downtown Association online.

New Farmers Market at Franklin StreetVancouver WA Farmers Market Real Estate

When: Wednesdays through September 26th, 10am-2pm

Where: Plaza outside the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin Street

Cost: Free

The public is invited to shop for farm-fresh food and regional products when the Franklin Street Farmers Market opens Wednesday, July 11, in the plaza outside the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin Street.

The market will operate from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM each Wednesday through September 26.

Eight to 12 vendors who regularly have booths at the Saturday Farmers Market near Esther Short Park will participate. Products will include produce, flowers, berries, honey, roasted nuts, coffee and bakery items. Local food trucks also will be parked nearby.

Whipple Creek Trail Maintenance Work Party

When: September 15th, October 20th, and November 17th from 9am-12pm

Where: 17202 NW 21st Ave

Clark County Parks is looking for volunteers to assist in their upcoming Whipple Creek Trail Maintenance work events.

Volunteers are asked to meet in the large parking lot at 17202 NW 21st Ave prior to the start time. Volunteers should wear clothing appropriate for the weather, don’t mind getting dirty, bring closed-toe shoes, and water to drink. If you have tools to share such as rakes, shovels, hand pruners, gloves, wheelbarrows, etc. please bring them. No power tools will be able to be used.  Volunteers will be cutting back brush, spreading gravel, clearing trails, and removing invasive plants.

If you are interested in volunteering, sign up HERE.

If you are under the age of 18 and would like to volunteer, you must have a parent or guardian fill out the Clark County Parks Volunteer Program Parental/Guardian Consent form and bring it to the event.


Other Local Events in September

September 8th from 11am-5pm: Experience Ridgefield Community Carnival. More Information.

September 22nd: National Public Lands Day  More information.

August-December on Saturdays: Explore Aviation at Open Saturdays, Pearson Field Education Center. More information.

September 22nd: Summer Beach Cleanup at Frenchman’s Bar. More information.

Weekends March – October: Vancouver Farmers Market. More information.

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