School notes for Dec. 15, 2016

Stockings for students seeks donations

Sponsors are needed to help fill stockings for children and teens in the Washougal School District.

In past years, items were collected but founder Jenny Danley soon ran out of room in her house. This year, she is having people sponsor stockings so that these can be purchased in bulk.

It is $20 to sponsor a stocking, but donations in any amount are accepted.

Stockings will be distributed by Washougal School District teachers based on need.

To donate, go to, and look under, “Stockings for Students.” Donations can also be made via check and mailed to 865 Sunset Ridge Dr., Washougal.

Art Van-Go hosts winter camp

Camas artist Elida Field is hosting an “Art Van-Go” winter camp at her studio, 735 N.E. Sixth Ave.

Each camp is a three day “art frenzy,” with acrylic paints, collages, oil pastels, scratchboard and more.

Art will be sent home with students on the last day of class.

The camps, designed for kids in kindergarten through sixth-grade, will be held Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 19 to 21, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $125.

To register, email

‘Grow and Learn,’ groups meet at Hathaway

Families with children birth to 5 years old can join a free ‘Grow and Learn’ group at Hathaway Elementary School, 630 24th St., in the preschool development classroom.

The class meets from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays through June 7.

Classes include parent-child time, socialization, school readiness activities and snacks.

No registration is required. For more information, call Julie Jacobson at 952-3378.

‘A Radio Christmas Carol,’ will be performed

A live performance of the radio drama “A Radio Christmas Carol” will take place at 7 p.m., Dec. 21 at the Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St., Vancouver.

The annual performance is part of the Re-Imagined Radio project produced by John Barber, faculty member in WSU Vancouver’s Creative Media and Digital Culture Program. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public, with the donation of a nonperishable food item for the Clark County Food Bank.

Adapted from the Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol,” the performance features the Willamette Radio Workshop, directed by Sam A. Mowry.

“The performance by the Willamette Radio Workshop will be entertaining, but it will also remind us of problems such as hunger and homelessness, which are still with us,” Barber said. “Community needs are greater at this time of year.”

The Willamette Radio Workshop reenacts radio dramas from the golden age of radio in front of live audiences. “A Radio Christmas Carol” will feature voice actors and Foley sound artists.

Each of Barber’s Re-Imagined Radio productions begins with a live re-creation of a historic radio drama. Digital and multimedia components are added to increase opportunities for audience engagement with the narrative. For more information about the project, visit