Summer events call to students

With summer in full swing, students have the opportunity to attend events on the WSU Vancouver campus and in the surrounding community. Also, a variety of books, movies, and other at-home activities vie for the free time of students. Likewise, not every student is on break; many are working or taking summer courses. For such students, the times and dates of events can be a greater influence on their decisions when taking into account either attending events, deciding to start reading a new book or to start watching a new show on Netflix.

One location that has served as a location for summer relaxation for years is Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver. The park itself has a play structure, as well as an area near the bell tower where people can cool off in water feature or simply relax and watch the comings and goings of park visitors throughout the day. Starting July 10 and going until August 14, every Thursday evening in Esther Short Park from 6-8 p.m. will be the “Riverview Six to Sunset” concert series with a different band playing each week. The first Friday of every month, downtown Vancouver’s galleries, businesses, and restaurants are also host to celebrating the openings of various art shows across the city. The park also hosts the Vancouver Farmers Market and its local vendors, performance artists and other attractions. The market takes place right next to Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver, on Saturdays from 9am-3pm, and from 10am-3pm on Sundays

Summer fun is not only to be found in Vancouver. There are plenty of events happening on the WSU Vancouver campus hosted by the school, as well as events happening in other places. The Spanish club works to put on various events for all students on campus to attend, regardless of whether they speak Spanish or not. A list of these events is available on the club’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/spanish.club.5815. The Office of Student Involvement is also planning multiple trips throughout the summer for students to take part in. Events that range from outdoor soccer, white water rafting, and hiking through local trails. A list of all of the events hosted by OSI can be found at www.facebook.com/wsuvosi/events

These are not the only things happening in the Vancouver area, though.  For those interested in finding other events in and around the local area they can go to www.visitvancouverusa.com/things-to-do/events/ to get a full list of events. Events happening both on and off campus that involve WSU Vancouver, its staff or its students are reported on the university’s website, at events.vancouver.wsu.edu/.

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