Special Events & Programs

Children’s Film Festival Seattle

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Kids today face daily challenges and fears, in their home, social and academic spheres. At the same time, most of them encounter no shortage of media choices, from YouTube to games to apps. Media has a powerful influence on children, and many accomplished filmmakers have seized the opportunity to help kids overcome and find meaning… Read More

Best of Vancouver 2019

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Vancouver Family Magazine readers recently voted on their favorite local hotspots. Check out the winning businesses! Best Date Night The Heathman Lodge/Hudson’s Bar & Grill Best Children’s Clothing Denim & Frills Best Public Park Esther Short Park Best Family Night Big Al’s Best Kids’ Fun Spot Kids Club Fun & Fitness Best Toy Store Kazoodles… Read More

Head on over to Head Start

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Young children growing up in the U.S. today have unprecedented access to preschool and early intervention programs, giving them an extraordinary opportunity to succeed academically and otherwise. Our region of the country is no exception. Following the lead of many other states, Washington’s legislature has steadily expanded funding of early childhood programs since 2011. Southwest… Read More

A Community Rallies: 24 Hours of Giving in Southwest Washington

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What happens when the Southwest Washington community unites to participate in one day of giving designed to directly benefit non-profit organizations in Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania counties? For a 24-hour period on September 20, 2018 “Give More 24!” did just that, and the result was an astounding $1.3 million dollars raised all in one day,… Read More

Bit of HiStory: Christmas at the Fort

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Winter nights are long and dark in the Pacific Northwest. Before electric lights, the moon and the stars lit the countryside. Unfortunately, in the Pacific Northwest the winter skies are usually clouded over. So, against the midwinter dark, lanterns and candles glowed in the Hudson’s Bay Company Fort and the adjacent village. The fur bearing… Read More