The lilacs are blooming. Wildflowers are coming out in the Gorge trails. Outdoor events like the Hazel Dell Parade of Bands and the World’s Longest Garage are happening. And the wineries are ready to serve you. Celebrate our active corner of Washington State this month! Here are 28 ways to get out there:
May 1-4 – Shadowlands at Magenta Theater – The play based on C.S. Lewis memoir of his life with American poet Joy Gresham is beautifully presented at Magenta Theater in downtown Vancouver. Buy tickets here.
May 1-12 – Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens – Celebrate gorgeously hybridized lilacs at the historic Hulda Klager home in Woodland. Tour the Klager home and smell those lovely flowers. Author Jane Kirkpatrick will be at the gardens on Mother’s Day. Her new novel about Hulda Klager, “Where Lilacs Still Bloom,” will be available for purchase in the gift shop
May 2 – Weldon Wagon Road Hike with Friends of the Columbia Gorge. It’s time to explore the Gorge and see those gorgeous wildflowers! Go on a seven mile hike near Husum. Check out the Friends Web site for lots of hikes. Register here or call 971-634-2028.
May 3 – Downtown Vancouver Artwalk – The galleries, restaurants and brewpubs will be open in Downtown Vancouver. Lots of openings. Join the crowd. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
May 4 – May Day is Lei Day – Ke Kukui Foundation. Lei contest, the Royal May Day Court, Hawaiian Food, Shave Ice, and Arts & Crafts, Thomas Jefferson Middle School. 3000 NW 119th St. Vancouver, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
May 4-5 – Loyalty Days – Ilwaco. Not only does Long Beach have the World’s Longest Garage Sale (see May 24-27 below), it has the “longest consecutively running Loyalty Day celebration in the nation.” The two-day event includes a children’s parade, blessing of the fleet, oyster feed (yum!), grand parade and cowboy breakfast. This event is always the first weekend in May. Saturday schedule here. For Sunday’s schedule, go here.
May 5 – “It Happened at the World’s Fair” – Columbia Theatre, Longview – The Rainy Months Series presents plays for 3 to 9 year olds and their families. Two 6th graders take a trip to Seattle Center. But, after encountering a mysterious elevator operator they step out of the Space Needle elevator and, somehow, it’s the year 1962! Buy tickets here.
May 11 – Contra in the Couve – Put on your dancing shoes. Vancouver has a contra dance, held on the second Friday of every month at the Hazel Dell Grange, 7509 NE Hazel Dell Ave. Nan Evans will call the dance. Portland/Port Townsend band Full Circle will play with Nan Evans of Port Townsend calling. Lessons at 7:30 pm. Dance 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
May 11-12 – Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Steam Mother’s Day Special – Take a ride on the delightful Chelatchie steam train. You’ll travel from Yacolt to Moulton Falls and back. Make your reservation here. Noon and 2:30 p.m.
May 11 – Museum Collection Open House – Fort Vancouver – Explore the lives of fur trade families at Fort Vancouver on the second Saturday in May. Two tours occur during the day: one at noon and 2 p.m. Tours are limited to 15 people. Children over 10 years old are welcome. Register in advance for a Museum Collection Open House tour by calling 816-6255.
May 12 – “The Lewis and Clark Wildflower Discoveries” – The Cathlapotle Plankhouse, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge – The Second Sunday Event Series will be kicking off with a presentation by Joan Hockaday, garden historian. Guided tours of the Plankhouse and children’s activities will be available from 12-4pm. The Cathlapotle Plankhouse is a full-scale Chinookan Plankhouse located on the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.
May 14-July 2 – Lady Washington Public Tours and Excursions – Various Columbia River ports. The brig Lady Washington, the Official Ship of Washington State, and the topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain will have a seven-week tour of Columbia River ports. Visits include tours, evening sails and three-hour Battle Sails featuring booming cannons, close-quarters maneuvers, and a taste of 18th century maritime life aboard tall ships. Check here for the complete schedule and tickets.
May 17 – Paula Poundstone – Columbia Theatre, Longview – The Boston Globe says, “Poundstone improvises with a crowd like a Jazz musician…swinging in unexpected directions without a plan, without a net.” Buy tickets for the very funny stand-up comedian’s show here.
May 18 – “Trains, Dames and Prohibition” – Centralia - Lots happening on Saturday, May 18 with a special historic walking tour in the downtown Centralia historic district plus feature film showings and a celebration of 100 years at the Centralia Timberland Library.
May 18 – 17th Annual Mt. Adams Endurance Ride – Events for all levels of trail riders: 12-to-25 mile trail rides for beginner endurance riders to 50-75 mile divisions for the more experienced competitors.
May 18-19 – Herb, Vegetable and Sustainable Living Fair – Pomeroy Living History Farm – It’s the perfect time for a country drive out to the Pomeroy Living History Farm, which is north of Battle Ground. Thousands of plants will be for sale. There will be a farm cafe, vendors and entertainment. This is a lovely destination. Directions here.
May 19 – 49th Annual Hazel Dell Parade of Bands, Vancouver – If it’s the third Saturday in May, you can count on a whole lot of music happening in Hazel Dell. Dust off the lawn chairs..The parade route follows Hwy 99 North to 78th St., west to Hazel Dell Ave., south to 63rd St. and back to Hwy 99. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m
May 19 – “British Masters” with the SW Washington Wind Symphony –Union High School Performing Arts Center. Music by Holst, Gregson, Grainger and more. 3 p.m.
May 22 – “Finding David Douglas” – Volcano View and Brews from the Mount St. Helens Institute – Tommy O’s, 8th and Washington, Vancouver. Speaker Lois Leonard and special presentation of the new documentary movie on David Douglas, the intrepid 19th century Scot botanist who trekked through locations in Oregon, Washington, California and British Columbia. Learn about the film here. Happy hour is 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Program is at 6:30 p.m.
May 23 - “Finding David Douglas” – Volcano View and Brews from the Mount St. Helens Institute –Kelso Theater Pub, 214 S Pacific, Longview. See program description above.
May 25 – Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Wine Run Special - Travel to Moulton Falls Winery on the Chelatchie Prairie steam-powered train for some great wine. Stop at the winery for a sampling in the beautiful tasting room at the end of the ride. Noon. Buy tickets here.
May 25-26 – The Infinite Power of Music and Young Artists Concert -Vancouver Symphony Orchestra – The VSO ends the season with Prokofiev’s masterpiece symphonic salute to the Russian Prince Alexander Nevsky. The Oregon Repertory Singers perform. Also featured will be the winners of the Young Artists Competition, Andrew Yoon (piano), Megan Yip (violin) and Isabel Skau (clarinet).
May 25-27 – Clark County Wineries – Memorial Weekend – Visit the wineries of Clark County on Memorial Weekend. You’lll need to entire weekend to visit all the local wineries! Click on the Web site for a map to the 14 wineries in Clark County.
May 25-27 – Columbia Gorge Winegrowers Memorial Day Weekend Winery Open House- Wineries in the Columbia Gorge will be offering open houses for Memorial Day Weekend with huge discounts, food pairings, new releases and fun surprises. GorgeWine.com for a list of participating wineries and specials, map and hours. For a wine touring map, click here.
May 24-27 –World’s Longest Garage Sale – For more than 20 years on Memorial Weekend, the garages, yards, patios and other flat surfaces of the Long Beach Peninsula have been filled with treasures for, count ‘em, 28 miles! Get out your most comfortable shoes and lots of dollar bills.
May 31-June 2 – White Salmon Spring Festival – Rheingarten Park, White Salmon, WA Featuring entertainment, parade, food and drink, games, competitions, gear swap, and lots of family activities. Complete schedule here.
See you out there!
May 1, 2013 2 Comments
“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.” Pablo Neruda
Spring is nearly here. The weather is unpredictable, the ground soaked and cold…but our first dandelions suggest that April flowers are soon to bloom. Whether it feels like spring, or not, let’s pretend that it is here…and get out there!
March 1 – First Friday in Camas – Find the Lucky Leprechaun/Go Green Event Start your celebration of St. Patrick’s Day early by finding leprechauns hiding in downtown Camas shops. An cco friendly, Go Green Fashion Show will be hosted by and at Diamonds & Rust Gift Shop on 4th Street next to the Liberty Theater. Molly Malone’s Irish Dancers and more! 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
March 1 – First Friday Artwalk in Downtown Vancouver – Artist KC Madsen will be hosting a reception at Vancouver’s City Hall from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the galleries will have their new exhibits on display. Check out Angst, Aurora, Art on the Boulevard (7th anniversary), Dunbar’s Fine Art and Design Studio (inside the Academy), Gallery 360, Heritage Gallery, North Bank Gallery, Nouspace Gallery, The Hidden Courtyard, Rand Jewelers and Erik Runyan Jewelers. Click here for a printer friendly map
March 1-2, 7-9 – Rent – Clark College – The acclaimed Broadway musical will be performed at Clark College.
March 7-31 (various, specific dates) – Razor Clam Digs - Long Beach Peninsula and other locations- Plan to clam! Go here to read a past ZEST blog post on clamming. For dates and details read the official WDFW announcement. And mind the rules!
March 8 – Ryan Stiles and Friends Night of Improv - Columbia Theatre in Longview – Ryan Stiles of Two and a Half Men and Comedy Central will bring his improv show to the beautiful Columbia Theatre. 8 p.m.
March 8-31 - Proof - Serendipity Players presents the Pulitzer Prize and Tony award winning play, “Proof,” by David Auburn. 500 Washington Street in Vancouver. Various times.
March 10 – SW Washington Wind Symphony Concert – Union High School Performing Arts Center, 6201 NW Friberg-Strunk Street, Camas. The wind symphony will present 20th century American composers including Bernstein, Ticheli and Clifton Williams. Free! 3 p.m.
March 10 – Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition – This annual competition is a joy to watch with 10 extraordinarily talented and poised young artists competing for scholarships and performance opportunities with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Emceed by Jessica Martin, Executive Producer of OPB’s Oregon Art Beat. A delightful and cost-free way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Trinity Lutheran Church, 309 NW 39th Street in Vancouver. Check here for a ZEST blog post about the 2010 VSO Young Artist Competition. 1 p.m.
March 10 – Deadline for reserving Girl Rising screening ticket. See March 17 below.
March 15-16 - 18th Annual Peninsula Quilt Guild Show – Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum – Head to the coast to see the annual quilt show by local fabric artists. The museum is always great destination in Ilwaco.
March 16 – St. Patrick’s Day Tea – Pomeroy Living History Farm – Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a high tea at the farm. Prepaid reservations are required. Check out the menu and cost here. Tea time is noon.
March 16 – Junior Symphony of Vancouver Spring Concert – Join Southwest Washington’s young classical musicians as they present an Irish-themed program at Faith Center Church, 10702 NW 117th Street in Vancouver to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Details here. 7:30 p.m.
March 16-17 – Vancouver Farmers Market - Hurray! The Vancouver Farmers Market opens on March 16 at Esther Short Park. Saturdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. One of ZEST’s very first blog posts (in 2009!) was about picking out bouquets at the Farmers Market. Check it out here.
March 17 – Girl Rising Special Screening – The new documentary Girl Rising will be shown at Regal City Center 12 in downtown Vancouver IF enough reservations are made by March 10 for the film. Girl Rising is a groundbreaking film, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, which tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries, written by 9 celebrated writers and narrated by 9 renowned actresses. Go to http://gathr.us/screening/1470 to view the trailer and reserve your seats for the local showing. 7:30 p.m.
March 18 – Annual Women’s History Month Luncheon at the Clark County Historical Museum in Vancouver. Guest speaker is “Calamity” Jan Pierson, co-author of “Prohibition, Prostitution and Presbyterian Pews.” How could you go wrong with a title like that?! Call (360) 993-5679 to reserve your ticket. 11 a.m. book signing followed by lunch and a talk.
March 19 – Volcano Views and Brews: Hiking Washington History – Judy Bentley, author of Hiking Washington History, speaks at Tommy O’s in downtown Vancouver. Sponsored by Mount St. Helens Institute. 6:30 p.m. (Happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
March 21 – Volcano Views and Brews: Hiking Washington History – Judy Bentley, author of Hiking Washington History, speaks at the Smokehouse Pub at the Hop and Grape in Longview. Sponsored by Mount St. Helens Institute. 6:30 p.m.
March 22-24 – 48th Annual Home and Garden Show - Centralia Southwest Washington Fairgrounds. Spring is coming! Get ready by attending this annual show.
March 23-24 – Maryhill Winery Spring Release Weekend – Enjoy entertainment, food and, of course, Maryhill’s great wines in a spectacular setting in the Gorge. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
March 23 – Iveria Georgian Dance – Columbia Theatre in Longview. Experience the acrobatic Georgian dance and rich harmonies and poignant songs from the southern slopes of the Caucasus mountains. 7:30 p.m.
March 23-April 7 – Spring Break at the World Kite Museum - Long Beach – Pack the kids up and head to the World Kite Museum in Long Beach.. “Spring fling” events for children and parents.
March 29 – 3 Leg Torso in Concert – Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, Stevenson Sponsored by the Skamania Performing Arts Foundation. Modern chamber pop music from this acclaimed Portland group. Should be a lot of fun! 8 p.m.
March 30 – All Washington State Parks are free today! From the Pacific Ocean through the Gorge, Southwest Washington has many beautiful state parks. Start with this regional parks map and end your month by visiting one of the parks for free!
See you out there!
February 27, 2013 No Comments
Assignment: Find fun birthday gifts for our two-year-old granddaughter.
Perfect Location: Kazoodles in east Vancouver.
Result: Mission accomplished!
If nominations were solicited for the happiest store in the area, Kazoodles would be at the top of the list. Filled with “kid-powered toys,” store owners Mary and Bob Sisson bundle fun and education together with high-quality products for children of all ages. They opened the original Kazoodles store in downtown Vancouver in 2006 and later moved to their current location at 13503 SE Mill Plain Blvd in east Vancouver. (Click on the photos for a larger view of the shop.)
The store is beautifully organized by age and interest. Wise advice for toy selection is readily available.
A reading corner offers children’s books and a comfy place to read. Storytimes for pre-schoolers are held on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Check the store calendar for other events like “Crafternoons.”
The store Web site offers lots of gift ideas and is organized by age and interest. Another great feature is free gift wrap. Thanks, Bob!
While the store is filled with fun and games, sometimes a shop dog just needs a nap.
Kazoodles goal is to offer toys that are stimulating, safe, well-made, and most of all, fun. Whether you have toys, games and books on your shopping list, or not, check out this charming store!
February 18, 2013 No Comments
February is here. It’s a short month with lots to celebrate – Groundhog Day, the Lunar New Year (Year of the Snake), Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, Cherry Pie Day (Feb 20) , even National Tortilla Chip Day (Feb 24 – I’m on it!) among many, many other unique days. Don’t let the dark and rain get you down. Make a pie, preferably cherry! Eat Chinese (or Korean or Vietnamese or Thai and so on) to celebrate the Year of the Snake! Buy a bag of corn chips! And get out there and explore Southwest Washington.
February 1 – A Chocolate and Wine Affair – Downtown Camas will celebrate Valentine’s Day a little early with chocolate, wine (and chocolate martinis) in local shops, restaurants and bars. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
February 1 – First Friday Art Walk – Downtown Vancouver – The galleries will have new exhibits. Restaurants and bars will be open. Don’t miss the glass blowing demonstration at Firehouse Glass at 6th and Main Street. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
February 2 – New Shanghai Circus – Columbia Theatre – Longview – A very special circus is coming to town! The circuses of China are like no other as they combine amazing feats of strength, skill and balance. Extraordinary acts will include Diablo (Chinese Yo-Yo), Bicycle Tricks, Pole Climbing, Plates Spinning, Human Top, Chair Stack and more.
February 8 – VOCA People – Columbia Theatre – Longview – This acclaimed international group features will perform more than 70 a cappella and beat box versions of popular songs.
February 9 – Tet Festival – The Vietnamese Community of Clark County will celebrate the Vietnamese New Year at their annual Tet celebration. Music, carnival games, Lion Dance, Tet food, and more. Noon to 5 pm. Salmon Creek Elementary School in Vancouver.
February 9 – Chinese Rod Puppet Theatre – Clark County Historical Museum – Dragon Art Studio performs traditional Chinese folk tales and other stories with traditional Chinese rod puppets that are hand-crafted by the puppeteers. 2 p.m. All ages will find their performance enchanting. Happy New Year! Celebrate the Year of the Snake!
February 9-10 – Asian New Year Kite Celebration –World Kite Museum – Long Beach – The museum’s collection of Chinese hand painted kites and artifacts will be on display. A calligraphy table will be available for trying Chinese brush strokes.
February 10 – Miss Nelson is Missing! – Columbia Theatre – Longview – Children’s theater for 3-9 year olds and their families. This Rainy Months Series production offers the California Children’s Theater’s musical comedy about a teacher who pretends to be an evil substitute to show that she her students that she is a good teacher.
February 14 – Valentine’s Day Dinner at Niche – Vancouver. Lots of restaurants will be offering special dinners for Valentine’s Day including Niche in downtown Vancouver. Chef David Hickenbottom will prepare a 5-course meal and Niche will offer its popular port tasting plus an evening of wine and dark chocolate pairings for those who want an after-dinner drink or nibble. To reserve your spot at the dinner, call 360-980-8352 or check out your favorite romantic restaurant!
February 15-17 – Washington State Horse Expo – The perfect place for horse people including workshops, exhibitions and “The Extreme Cowboy Race.” Food and live music at the Buckaroo Bash on Saturday night!
February 15- March 2 – The Cemetery Club – Magenta Theater Company – Vancouver A comedy about three Jewish widows who gather at their husbands’ graves each month and what happens when one starts dating.
February 16-17 – Vancouver Symphony Orchestra – “Love Notes for Melissa” with special guest soprano Carol Walterman. Should be a romantic way to continue the romance of Valentine’s Day. Skyview High School. Music by Barber, Falla and Bizet.
February 16-17 – Valentine’s Wine and Chocolate Tour – Clark County’s many wonderful wineries will celebrate Valentine’s Day with two days of touring and tasting. Check the Web site for the list of wineries and directions. Some wineries may be open on February 15, too.
February 16-18 — Columbia Gorge Winegrowers President’s Day Weekend Winery Open House – More wine! Wineries in the Columbia Gorge will be offering open houses for President’s Day Weekend with discounts, food pairings, new releases and more surprises.
February 22-23, March 1-2, 7-9 – Rent – Clark College – The acclaimed Broadway musical will be performed at Clark College.
We’re heading toward spring! See you out there!
January 29, 2013 2 Comments
Labors of love. You can feel that sentiment when you enter the community museums of Southwest Washington. These are the spaces that preserve and celebrate the most local of histories. They tell the stories of early residents, preserve artifacts and traditions, and provide educational resources.
The Appelo Archive Center and Memorial Library is one of a number of interesting museums in the area including the Knappton Cove Heritage Center, Fort Columbia National Historic Site in Chinook, Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center at Cape Disappointment State Park, and Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco. Other nearby historical museums including the Pacific County Historical Museum in South Bend and the Northwest Carriage Museum and Willapa Seaport Museum in Raymond. This is an area rich in local museums!
The Appelo Archive Center tells the story of logging and life, with a special focus on the Finnish roots of the Naselle/Gray’s River area. It was founded by local resident Carlton Appelo, 90, who has donated many items from the collection of his family. His father, Carl Arthur (C.A.) Appelo, emigrated to the U.S. from Finland in 1906. He moved to the Deep River, WA area in 1912 and become Deep River Postmaster, a position he held until 1960.
Located on SR 4 in Naselle, about 30 minutes from the Long Beach Peninsula, the museum also serves as a visitor’s center “for those passing through the area needing assistance and a good cup of coffee,” says museum co-founder Karen Bertroch. A new cafe is opening this month in the center.
Karen knows the history of the museum well. “Carlton has always loved history. He has been saving documents, newspapers, books, interviews, research materials, etc for years,” she shares. “The collection was stored in one of the Appelo family’s general stores in Naselle. He has always had the idea of making it available to the public. It was set up as nonprofit in 2005 with the Wahkiakum Community Foundation, then set up as an independent organization in 2010. Now almost 91, Carlton’s memories and life’s work still are an important factor in the Center’s development.”
Site Manager Samanatha Hollo is in the process of scanning the archives extensive and growing photo collection of more than 3,000 photos using PastPerfect museum software. The photos are then filed in binders for easy research and ordering by museum patrons.
The memorial library has an extensive section where people can research their families including genealogical and cemetery records. The research area includes books, newspapers and oral histories, many of which are transcribed. “Carlton has loved sitting down and talking with people and he always has a tape recorder or video camera going,” says Samantha.
The Appelo Archive also publishes books about the area including the latest title “When Logging was Logging – One Hundred Years of Big Timber in Southwest Washington.” Other books by local authors plus Pioneer Voices booklets are for sale in the shop. Books and photos can be ordered from the museum’s online store.
Along with the expansive photo collection, the diverse collection preserves the local heritage with items like a desk from the original Naselle school, the original switchboard from Deep River and a plethora of logging artifacts.
One charming exhibit includes dresses from the Appelo family and others including the wedding dress of Agnes Appelo.
The photo collection documents the rich history of the area.
The power of a local museum is felt in this gem. “The Center has certainly given the community of sense of renewed pride in their heritage of logging, their Finnish tradidtions and awareness of the importance of educating school children about their own local history,” Karen Bertroch reports. The Center sponsors the “Old Timber Loggers Reunion” on the last Saturday in January each year.
That local pride will continue as the Archive Center expands with a cafe, logging displays moved from the second to the first floor and a new exhibit on living through hard times in Washington history (on loan from the State Historical Society), which will be on display July through October 2013.
January 23, 2013 No Comments
It’s a New Year. Make a resolution to get out more and explore, of course, Southwest Washington! From the Pacific to Mt. Adams, from the Columbia to Mount St. Helens and points north, it’s all happening locally. See you out there!
January 1 – Beacon Rock State Park invites the public to kick off the New Year with a hike to the top of Beacon Rock. Ring in 2013 by connecting with nature and enjoying the beautiful views of the Columbia River Gorge! This moderate, two-mile hike will start at 11 a.m. at the Beacon Rock trailhead on Tuesday, January 1. The “First Day Hike” kicks off a year long celebration of Washington State Parks’ centennial year. For a full list of events, visit www.parks.wa.gov/events.
January 5 - Fort Vancouver Lantern Tour - A lantern tour of the Fort gives you a true sense of what the long winter nights were like for John McLoughlin and his crew. Costumed interpreters are on site for this popular event. The cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children under 15 years of age. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, call the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center at 360-816-6230
January 6 – Resolution Run – Battle Ground – The Resolution Run includes a 10K, 5K, and new 1K Cub Run. The 10K begins at 10 AM followed by the 5K at 10:05 AM and the 1K Cub Run at 10:45 AM. Runners and walkers are welcome. Registration includes a race tech t-shirt, goodie bag, and breakfast from Bone’s Steak and Chop House, beer from Laurelwood Brew Pub, and a DJ at the post-party. Starts and finishes at Battle Ground Village.
January 10-12 – Razor Clam Digs – Long Beach Peninsula – Plan to clam! Tentative digs are scheduled for:
- Jan. 10, Thursday, 5:27 p.m., -1.3 ft.
- Jan. 11, Friday, 6:14 p.m., -1.6 ft.
- Jan. 12, Saturday, 6:58 p.m., -1.5 ft.
January 12 – Drink This - Vancouver. Drink This returns to downtown Vancouver. 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. This festival promotes craft beverage makers (beer, wine, coffee, tea, soda, cider, spirits…) by inviting the public in for a special walking event to each business.
January 12- March 10 – Legacy of the Columbia River Fishery Exhibit – Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum – Ilwaco. Each of the exhibit’s 12 panels explores a different theme. The museum will augment the exhibition with items from its collection including a 1903 ledger from Keystone Cannery in Ilwaco, vintage local salmon labels, photographs and antique net-making tools.
January 12 - The 3rd Annual Martin Luther King Breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Heathman Hotel in Vancouver. Featured speakers are Tony Benjamin, Former NFL player; Rosalund Jenkins, Black Educators Roundtable; Dr. Alisha Moreland-Capuia, OHSU Resident Physician and Mel Netzhammer, WSU-V Chancellor. There will also be performances by Renee Mitchell, Clairece Rosati, Yvonne Payne and Shania Watts. To purchase a ticket, click here .
January 19 – June Lake Snowshoe - Mount St. Helens Institute offers this scenic, seven-mile showshoe trip with amazing views of the south side of Mount St. Helens. Snowshoe rental is available for $15/pair -a real deal! Details here. Check out this ZEST blog post about a Christmas Day snowshoe trip to June Lake.
January 19-20 - Windless Kite Festival, Long Beach School Gymnasium, Washington and 4th St South. It doesn’t take a windy day to fly a kite. Demonstrations and competitions last two days. The Windless Kite Festival is an indoor kite flying show. It’s individuals, duos and more choreographed air routines to music.The gym is open for participant practice, demonstrations, and indoor flying lessons Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 5pm except during performance times. Admission: Donation
January 19 – Fort Vancouver Lantern Tour - See details in January 5 listing above.
January 19-20 – Vancouver Symphony Orchestra – Vancouver’s excellent symphony features a Hamlet-centered program with works by Liszt, Walton, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich plus readings by actor Kirk Mouser under the baton of Salvador Brotons. The Saturday performance is at 2 p.m. and Sunday evening’s concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Skyview Concert Hall. Individual tickets are available here.
January 19-20 - Antique and Collectible Show, Clark County Events Center. Saturday 9-6, Sunday 10-5 Admission is $6 – Good for both days. More than 400 booths of collectibles! The Clark County Historical Museum will display the exhibit ‘Road to Equality: the Struggle for Women’s Rights in the NW’ at the show.
January 20 – Bravo Concert – Cinetopia, Vancouver – 3 p.m. This concert features two classic stories: the beloved children’s book (and blockbuster movie) Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg; and Peter & The Wolf by Sergei Prokoviev – in a multi-media artistic presentation. Music, art, and drama combine to make these stories come alive. Tickets available here.
January 24-26 – Clark College Jazz Festival – Vancouver. This is the 51st year of the Clark College Jazz Festival! The Festival hosts more than 60 middle school and high school jazz ensembles in a three-day celebration of jazz. The young musicians are incredibly talented. Gaiser Hall will be THE most musical site in Clark County during this renowned festival!
January 25 – The Second City at Columbia Theatre – Longview. Laugh off the winter doldrums with the comedy improv group that has spawned many a Saturday Night Live performer. Tickets are available here.
January 25-27 - The Brautigan Unconference on Saturday, (inter)National Unpublished Writers’ Day on Sunday, and a Creative Diddy-wah all weekend. It’s happening at the Clark County Historical Museum, home to the Brautigan Collection.
January 25-27 – Razor Clam Digs – Tentative digs for the Long Beach Peninsula. See January 10-12 for details.
- Jan. 25, Friday, 5:44 p.m., +0.0 ft.
- Jan. 26, Saturday, 6:18 p.m., -0.2 ft.
- Jan. 27, Sunday, 6:50 p.m., -0.2 ft.
January 27 – The Southwest Washington Symphony Orchestra - LCC Rose Center for the Arts – Longview. Performed will be Carl Maria von Weber’s Der Freischultz Overture, Schubert’s 5th Symphony and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto #1 performed by pianist Carla McIlhany of Austin. Tickets available here.
January 28 – Old Time Loggers Reunion – Appelo Archive Center, Naselle – For loggers of every age, families of loggers, and those working in the timber industry or interested in logging. Noon to 4 p.m.
All this and much more is available in January. See you out there!
December 31, 2012 No Comments