Business briefs for May 8, 2012

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Soroptimists to serve strawberry shortcakes at New Seasons Market this weekend

Several members of Soroptimist International of Camas/Washougal plan to serve strawberry shortcakes this weekend, to help raise money for domestic violence prevention programs.

The fundraising effort will occur Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m. The desserts will feature freshly made New Seasons Market shortcake, covered with strawberries and topped with organic whipped cream. The shortcakes will cost $4 each.

Proceeds will be divided among several domestic violence shelters, including the Bradley-Angle House, Clackamas Women and Children’s Services, Domestic Violence Resource Center, Raphael House of Portland, the Salvation Army West Women’s Shelter, the YWCA-Yolanda House and the YWCA Clark County SafeChoice Shelter.

The participating New Seasons locations include the market at Fisher’s Landing Marketplace, 2100 S.E. 164th Ave., Vancouver. For more information, call 760-5005 or visit

Washougal Swap & Shop seeks additional vendors

An assortment of new and used merchandise, including crafts, collectibles, clothing and home furnishings, are available at the Washougal Swap & Shop Flea Market.

The new venture, organized by Eric DeRoos, got underway Saturday, and will continue every Saturday through summer, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the east lot next to BiMart, 3003 Addy St., Washougal. Interested vendors can call DeRoos at 852-4923.

Lowe’s to host mother-daughter project

Daughters — ages 5 and older — will have an opportunity to practice their building skills as they construct planter boxes.

The free event will be held Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Lowe’s, 18801 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver. Some of the planter boxes will be donated to the Evergreen Habitat for Humanity “Women Build” program.

“Women Build” organizes teams of all-female volunteers to build a home for an eligible Clark County partner family. For more information, contact Melissa Edwards at 737-1759 or or visit

K’Syrah Catering, Wine and Bistro to host ‘Girls Night Out’ Wednesday

Women in business will be celebrated during a “Girls Night Out” at K’Syrah Catering, Wine and Bistro.

The event, set for Wednesday, from 5 to 8 p.m., will include wine, cocktails, complimentary appetizers, chocolate samples, prizes and an opportunity to meet more than 11 women who own or operate unique local businesses. They offer handbags, chocolate truffles, natural skin care, photography, candles, fitness and massage.

Admission will be free. K’Syrah Catering, Wine and Bistro is located at 316 N.E. Dallas St., in downtown Camas. For more information, call 833-9429 or visit