VanTalks, May 24

VANTalks—like TED Talks, only better because it’s in Vancouver—is the North Bank’s annual forum for sharing innovation, ideas, and ingenuity. It’s your chance to see inside the growing ecosystem of innovators, disrupters, professionals, and social entrepreneurs who are Southwest Washington’s agents of change. The next VANTalks will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May

ROAR: Fierce Female Storytelling

ROAR is a bi-monthly storytelling event that showcases seasoned storytellers, improvisers, writers, slam poets, and surprise guests, with

VSO Chamber Series: City Girl

See the classic silent film “City Girl” with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, while reclining in cushy seats at the beautifully restored Kiggins Theatre. This performance is the second to the last in the VSO’s 2016-2017 Chamber Music Series and features a live ensemble of soloists conducted by

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

If you missed “Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary” at the Kiggins Theatre, don’t fret—it’s playing at the Liberty Theatre in downtown Camas at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, and again at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 21. This film celebrates the groundbreaking music of jazz legend John Coltrane. Chasing Trane is the definitive

Alex Ashley, Kara Hess at the Old Liberty

Alex Ashley is a Pacific Northwest local who’s what’ known in musician circles as a “triple threat”: he’s that powerhouse combination of singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. He’s described by the Cascade Radio Group as “bringing fresh eyes and old soul to the gritty realities of life and love lost” through his songwriting and musical talents.

Mount St. Helens at the Fort

On Saturday, May 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center, U.S. Forest Service Monument Scientist Peter Frenzen will discuss his work at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. The May 18, 1980, eruption of Mount St. Helens leveled more than 200 square miles of forest and captured the imagination of

Giving Out Loud: Stories of Generosity

The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington recently launched a community-wide storytelling project titled Giving Out Loud. The project

Be a “Bark Ranger” at the Fort

On Saturday, May 20, at 10 a.m., Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will host a new “Bark Ranger”

Spring Cleaning: Recycling Day in Battle Ground

A free Green Neighbors Recycling Day event in Battle Ground is a great opportunity for Clark County residents

The Music Man

Based on Meredith Willson’s six-time Tony-Award-winning musical comedy, The Music Man Jr. features some of musical theater’s most iconic songs and a story filled with wit, warmth and good old-fashioned romance. The Music Man Jr. is family entertainment at its best—a bold, brassy show that will have the whole town atwitter (so to speak). In

Spring Shopping Celebration in Camas

It may not feel like it after a couple days of cool temperatures and Northwest-style drizzly rain, but

Pink Glow at the Hilton

Pink Glow is a party with a purpose: to benefit the Pink Lemonade Project, a local nonprofit organization which supports those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. This gala evening—starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 20—is Pink Lemonade’s signature fundraising gala, and the evening includes a live auction, dynamic entertainment, silent auction packages,

Sheared Delights Alpaca Fiber Festival

The owners of White Oak Alpacas invite you to their beautiful alpaca farm near Woodland for the annual Sheared Delights Alpaca Fiber Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21. The festival is completely free, and the public is welcome to this day of fiber fun and education.