Bigfoot, Butterflies, Monsters & Humans at Vintage Books

There’s a lot going on this weekend at Vintage Books, Southwest Washington’s largest independent bookstore. First off is the book release party for Laurel Gale’s new middle grade novel, “Monster, Human, Other,” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23. Gale will be reading from the book, discussing it, and answering questions. She’ll be available to

Boots & Bow Ties

The Mount St. Helens Institute, a nonprofit organization with the mission to promote stewardship of the earth through science, education, and exploration of volcanic landscapes, will host its fourth annual Boots & Bow Ties Dinner and Auction Fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Hilton Vancouver. But this is no ordinary cocktail-attire affair: after you

“Harvest Gold” Neil Young Tribute Band at Magenta Theater

Neil Young will be at the Magenta Theater this weekend—or at least, he’ll be there in spirit as part of Harvest Gold, Southwest Washington’s premier Neil Young tribute band will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, laying down everything from the acoustic moods of Young’s “Harvest” album to the garage-band-extraordinaire sound of the

Doggie Dive!

Is your pup ready to take the plunge? Find out on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Lake Shore

Arts & Culture Summit

Do you have something to say about the arts in Clark County? Or maybe you’re an artists, and

Shred It at Whole Foods!

A free document shredding event hosted by Clark County Green Neighbors is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Mill Plain Whole Foods Market, 815 S.E. 160th Ave. Clark County residents are invited to bring financial statements, invoices, personal documents, medical bills, pay stubs and tax records for shredding and

Love at First Crepe Book Signing at C’est la vie

Drop in to C’est la vie French Café & Crêperie any time from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, for a book signing with local author Heidi Renee Mason. She is celebrating the release of her latest mystery novel, “Love at First Crepe.” Life becomes complicated for the main character, an easygoing

Close Encounters 40th Anniversary

The Liberty Theater in downtown Camas is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Close Encounters of the Third Kind

1950s Swing Dance at Pearson

Dust off your saddle shoes and join local nonprofit Friends of Fort Vancouver at their Swing Back to

BridgeTown Swing Weekend

The Portland Swing Dance Club brings BridgeTown Swing to the Couve with four days of dancing, competitions, and workshops

North Bank Beer Week, Sept. 22-30

North Bank Beer Week—happening from Friday, Sept. 22, to Saturday, Sept. 30—is a celebration of Southwest Washington beer.

Backyard Birding Workshop

Come learn more about your backyard friends—the feathered kind, that is—during the Backyard Birding workshop at Columbia Springs

Tamale Festival Needs Tamale Masters

The Southwest Washington Tamale Festival is coming to downtown Washougal from 1 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct.

ROAR Storytelling: Love

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

Volcano Views & Brews: Foraging Edible Mushrooms

It’s almost time for another Volcano Views & Brews, the North Bank’s popular series that combines those seemingly unalike yet both iconically Northwestern things, volcanoes and beer. This next installment—sponsored by the Mount St. Helens Institute—will be held on two dates in two locations: Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Fort Vancouver Artillery Barracks, and Thursday,