Happenings & Hotspots

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Watch the Eclipse at Fort Vancouver

On Monday, Aug. 21, a solar eclipse will cross the continental United States for the first time in 38 years. National parks across the country are planning special eclipse-viewing events, including Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. You can come to the fort to view the eclipse safely—and for free!

Though the park is usually closed on Mondays, the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors are welcome to view the eclipse from the vantage point of the park’s Parade Ground or Great Meadow. Throughout the event, national park rangers will be roving the park grounds to answer questions. The eclipse will begin at 9:06 a.m. and will end at 11:38 a.m. The Couve isn’t in the path of totality, but it is very close! Visitors to Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on the day of the eclipse will see the moon cover 99% of our view of the sun. The period of 99% totality will occur at 10:19 a.m.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Friends of Fort Vancouver bookstore at the Visitor Center will also be open. Eclipse viewing glasses, which allow their wearers to look at the eclipse safely, will be for sale. At the bookstore, artist Lillian Pitt will launch her exclusive new line of “Eclipse Over Warm Springs” jewelry and masks. At 11:30 a.m., as the eclipse ends, Confluence Project Historian Mary Rose will present “Plunge into Darkness: Historical Eclipses that Crossed the Pacific Northwest,” a special lecture on the history of eclipses in our region. This talk will also take place at the Visitor Center.

The Fort Vancouver Visitor Center  is located at 1501 E Evergreen Blvd. in Vancouver and free parking is available in the adjacent lot—although additional parking may be provided at other locations for this event. Other park facilities (including the reconstructed fort and Pearson Air Museum) will remain closed.

Note to eclipse viewers: It’s never safe to look at the sun except for the brief total phase of a solar eclipse (“totality”), when the moon entirely blocks the sun’s bright face, which will happen only within the narrow path of totality. The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters such as “eclipse glasses” or handheld solar viewers that meet the ISO 12312-2 international standards for such products. Learn more about viewing the eclipse safely at https://www.nps.gov/articles/eclipsesafety.htm.

Walk & Talk: Free Walking Tours with the Fort Vancouver Trust

The Fort Vancouver National Trust has announced a new summer’s end tradition: the Summer Walk & Talk, a weeklong series of free tours and talks about local history, Aug. 21-27. Walk and Talk will kick off with the Aug. 21 solar eclipse in front of Eatery at the Grant House on Officer’s Row.

Scheduled tours include the Post Cemetery, Providence Academy, Officers Row and the West Barracks, and the chance to be a kid again with the activities at the Pearson Field Education Center. A botanical tour of historic 19th Century plants will be scheduled adjacent to a film presentation on Scottish botanist, David Douglas, on Sunday, Aug. 27. These are free events and tours, but an email RSVP to tours@fortvan.org is required to guarantee a spot. The complete calendar of events, times, and links to RSVP for each activity may be found at fortvan.org/freetours.

On the morning of Aug. 21, observation of the solar eclipse will be organized in the parking lot across from Grant House at the Fort Vancouver Historic Site. Free eclipse glasses will be provided to the first 100 people to RSVP. Beginning at noon, the Fort Vancouver Tapestry will be on display every afternoon for the entire week at the Artillery Barracks building. Local historian and author, Jeff Davis, will present military history talks and Spirit Tours in the evenings.

To sign up for the free tours, RSVP to tours@fortvan.org indicating the tour(s) selected, the time(s), and number attending. The Trust will send a confirmation, which guarantees the spot. Dress to walk, have good shoes, plenty of fluids, and a thirsty curiosity! To learn more about the Trust, visit fortvan.org or follow them on Facebook.

Above image: the beautiful Marshall House, all lit up for a summer’s evening

“Bark Ranger” Dog-Friendly Walking Tour of Fort Vancouver

On Saturday, Aug. 19, at 10 a.m., Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will host a new “Bark Ranger” walking tour program. This free, ranger-led tour, designed for visitors and their dogs, will discuss the history of dogs at Fort Vancouver and Vancouver Barracks, as well as the overall history of the site. The tour will also highlight how to explore the park safely with pet dogs.

The tour will begin outside of Pearson Air Museum, 1115 E. 5th St. The shorter first leg of the tour will cover a distance of about a half-mile on a paved trail with little incline, and will discuss the history of dogs during the site’s Hudson’s Bay Company period. The optional second leg of the tour will cover an additional distance of about three-quarters of a mile with a moderate incline, and will discuss the history of dogs during the U.S. Army period.

You don’t HAVE to bring your dog if you don’t want to, but dogs are welcome on this tour. Dogs on the tour should be friendly with other dogs and people and up-to-date on vaccines. Participants with dogs must bring waste bags, food and water as necessary, and a leash no longer than six feet. In case of inclement weather, this tour may be rescheduled (although it’s predicted to be fair and sunny). Check www.nps.gov/fova, or the park’s Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FortVancouver/) or Twitter pages (@FtVancouverNPS) for updates.

Above image courtesy of the National Park Service at Fort Vancouver

Train Robbery on the BYCX

Did you know that the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad gets robbed several times a year, the trains stopped and boarded by marauding bandits with faces hid behind neckerchiefs? The passengers are frisked and their valuables purloined. Fortunately, the brigands are always brought to justice when the sheriff comes to town, the passengers’ treasures returned and peace restored.

But seriously, the Chelatchie Prairie train robberies are all fun and games, a family-friendly show staged for the pleasure of ticket-holding passengers. The Yacolt-based railroad is hosting two Train Robbery weekends this summer, the first one on Saturday, Aug. 19, and Sunday, Aug. 20. Trains depart at noon and 2:30 p.m. from the station at 207 N. Railroad Ave. in Yacolt. Passengers on these trains will be part of the action as “train robbers” board the train and pretend to make off with your coins and jewelry. Will the sheriff arrive in time to capture the thieves? All signs point to “yes,” but you never know! After the faux-robbery, the train will make a stop at Moulton Station to see Yacolt Falls—and to allow passengers to have their photos taken with the robbers.

Plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure to allow sufficient time to pick up your tickets and board the train. Tickets are $20 per person, $19 for seniors, $15 for children five to 12, and $13 for little ones two to four. Babies up to age two are free. To buy your tickets and reserve your spot on this popular and scenic train ride, visit www.bycx.com or call 360-686-3559.

Improv at the Magenta

Magenta Improv Theater (MIT) presents a night of sidesplitting fun with a new host, Tony Provenzola, in his Solo Hosting Debut (yes, that deserved to be capitalized). Magenta’s homegrown improvisational team is absolutely guaranteed to fill the the theater with hoots, howls, giggles, chortles, chuckles, wheezes, and full-on belly laughs. MIT is always family-friendly, which means its safe to bring your kids AND your grandparents! The air-conditioned building will keep audiences cool while personal temperatures soar with the laughter.

The next show is at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19. Tickets are $10 per person in advance, and they’re also available for $12 at the door (until they run out, that is). To purchase tickets now, click here. Magenta Theater is located at 1108 Main St. There’s no reserved seating available; you’ll just have to wrestle with the other improv-lovers to get the best ones. To learn more about upcoming events at Magenta (like the staged reading of “The Sleeper,” on Sept. 9), visit www.magentatheater.com or “like” them on Facebook.

Above image: the 2017 MIT troupe in a candid moment

RockSolid Summer Concert at Moulton Falls

Come to Moulton Falls Winery at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19, to hear live music from Amber Sweeney and local band The Exquisite Taste of Plain Water, who will be performing at a fundraiser for RockSolid Teen Center. This is a family-friendly event and all ages are welcome! You can listen to music and enjoy food from Moulton Falls’ full-service kitchen (including wood-fired pizzas and quesadillas). If you’re 21 and over, you can sample some of Moulton Fall’s delicious wine, sangria, and cider made from local fruit. Event tickets are $10 each, available at rocksolid-teen.com. There will be also be raffle tickets for sale with tempting prizes from local merchants.

Rocksolid Community Teen Center offers a safe afterschool hang-out for fifth through 12th grade students in the Battle Ground and Hockinson School Districts. The teen center offers free healthy snacks and provides mentors who help with homework, play games, make crafts, teach life skills, and join the teens community service projects. The teen center is hoping to raise enough funds to update its multipurpose room, where they host guest speaker presentations and show educational-based programs and entertaining movies. Learn more about RockSolid Community Teen Center at rocksolid-teen.com.

To learn more about Moulton Falls Winery—which offers live music and wine tasting every weekend all summer long—visit moultonfallswinery.com. The winery is located at 31101 N.E. Railroad Ave. in Yacolt.

Spartan Sprint Comes to the ‘Shoug

The Reebok Spartan Sprint is a obstacle racing series held in locations around the world, and it is coming to Washougal on Saturday, Aug. 19! Men and women of all ages and athletic abilities will compete for the title at Washougal MX Park, located at 40205 N.E. Borin Rd. in Washougal. The race is three to five miles, containing 20 to 23 obstacles to overcome, and plenty of mud to help or hinder you. Forty minutes is the fastest time possible—or is it? If you think you can’t do it, you’re wrong. Get to the starting line and show yourself what you are capable of!

Learn more about this unusual but addictive race at https://www.spartan.com/en/race/detail/2339/overview. You can compete on your own or form a team. Registration rates currently range from $109 to $154. You can sign up or you can come to watch; Saturday spectator tickets $20 and parking is $10 (parking is limited so carpooling is appreciated). Register to compete or get your spectator tickets online by clicking here. You can also view or download the complete race day brochure by clicking here.

Show & Shine

The Slo Poks Car Club is cruising into Vancouver’s Uptown Village this weekend for its annual Show & Shine event. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, Main Street will be chock full of shiny classic cars, street rods, custom cars, bikes, and stand-out automobiles.

Show & Shine—on Main Street from McLoughlin to 25th St.—will include one-of-a-kind handmade trophies for participants. The fee to register a car is $15, plus school supplies to be donated to the Hough Foundation. It’s free to come and watch, and donations to the Hough Foundation (either cash or school supplies) will be enthusiastically welcomed. A portion of the event’s registration fees will also be donated to the Hough Foundation.

Show & Shine is extremely popular, so early arrival is recommended for optimum viewing pleasure. For more details or to register, call Michael at 360-281-5333 or Pete at 360-887-4576. And while you’re in Uptown Village, take a look around and visit some of Main Street’s excellent shops and restaurants, such as Main Street Vintage Home, La Bottega, The Urban Eccentric, Bleu Door Bakery, Arnada Naturals, Thirsty Sasquatch, Trap Door Brewing, Salmon Creek Outfitters, Wild Fern Boutique, Pho Haven and Vancouver Pizza Company. You might also want to stick around for the seventh annual Sip & Stroll, when you can sample the Couve’s finest wines, ciders, and craft brews.

Sip & Stroll

What’s better than sipping an alcoholic libation, strolling along the boutique-lined streets of Vancouver, and enjoying a lovely summer evening? Here’s the best part: all proceeds benefit the Hough Foundation, a local nonprofit organization that helps kids in our community cultivate self-reliance through mentoring, advocating for mental health and social services, and providing opportunities for classroom, after school, and early learning enrichment.

The seventh annual Sip & Stroll, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, will feature over 30 locations in both Uptown Village and in downtown Vancouver. Participants (21 years or older) will sample an array of fine wines, hard ciders, and craft brews at almost 30 locations while enjoying live music, shopping discounts and coupons, and light appetizers. If you get tired while walking, free shuttle service is available along the Sip & Stroll route. You can also come early for the annual Show & Shine car show, happening from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street in Uptown Village.

Self-guided tasting tours will begin and end at the Burgerville Center for Responsible Community Leadership at 1602 Main St. Parking is available on the entire block south of the start location. Top off your evening with an after-party at Low Bar, where you can sample a specialty Sip & Stroll cocktail. Tickets are available online for $30 each at www.foughfoundation.org or $40 on the day of the event. Participants will receive a commemorative tasting  glass along with a tasting map. You’ll also be able to purchase bottles of your favorite beverage at the starting location. For more information, contact Jill Campbell at 360-901-0132 or jcampbell@houghfoundation.org.

Kids Stamp & Paint with Laura K. Bray

Watercolorist and craft designer Laura K. Bray will be at Vancouver Art Space on Friday, Aug. 18, offering a one-time-only class for kids ages eight at above. “Stamp and Paint for Kids” will be held from 11 a.m. to noon. The class will show kids how to use stamps. Each student will create his or her own mini-painting—no drawing skills required! Bray will teach the kids creative ways to use stamps and acrylic paints to create a little masterpiece. The cost is $25 per person, and includes all instruction, materials, and supplies—plus each child will get to take home his or her very own stamp set to make art at home! Click here to sign up.Bray’s watercolor butterflies were recently exhibited at the Attic Gallery in Camas, where Bray lives. You can see more of her work— including stamp sets designed by Bray herself—at laurabraydesigns.com, where she blogs about her artistic life. You can also find loads of Bray’s artwork on functional items like mugs, travel mugs, tote bags, stationery, and even iPhone cases at https://society6.com/laurabraydesigns.

The Vancouver Art Space offers open studio art classes and fully catered private or corporate painting and crafting classes. Both day and evening classes are available in every age group. To learn more about the Vancouver Art Space and see what future classes and events are on the schedule, visit vancouverartspace.com. The Vancouver Art Space is located in Suite 206 on the upper level inside Vancouver Mall, 8700 N.E. Vancouver Mall Dr. in Vancouver.

Call for Art: Realism + Impressionism

Boomerang is looking for original art for a month-long art exhibit, “Realism + Impressionism,” featuring Northwest artists. It is open to all Northwest artists, amateur or professional. Artists will be invited from as far north as Bellingham, as far south as Medford, and as far east as Boise. Whether plein air landscape, portrait, or studio still life; whether invented, contrived, or straight visual document, Boomerang Fine Arts will exhibit 2D artworks with an eye toward the representational and the inspirational. The show will be juried on merit and craftsmanship. The exhibit, which runs through September, will be celebrated with a First Friday reception for the artists from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1. Here are other relevant details:

  • Email submission forms and photos before midnight on Friday, Aug. 18
  • Art drop-off: 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at Boomerang, 808 Main St. in Vancouver, through 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28
  • Show dates: Aug. 29-Sept 29.
  • Art pick-up: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 30
  • No application fee to submit up to five entries
  • All art sales will be split with 70% going to the artist and 30% to Boomerang. Art can also be donated, or listed Not For Sale
  • Artists should be available during the First Friday reception on Sept. 1.
  • Initial submission should be e-mailed as .jpg images in a specific format with an artist’s contact information, biographical information, and artist’s statement; click here for complete details

Elvis Double Feature at the Liberty

The Liberty Theatre in Camas is marking the 40th anniversary of the passing of the King of Rock ‘N’ Roll with a special tribute: a double feature of two of Presley’s films. His most popular film, released when he was just 26, is 1961’s “Blue Hawaii,” where he plays Chad Gates, who has just gotten out of the Army, and is happy to be back in Hawaii with his surfboard, his beach buddies, and his girlfriend. His snooty mother (Angela Lansbury) wants him to go to work at the Great Southern Hawaiian Fruit Company, but Chad is reluctant. So Chad lands a job with a tourist agency instead, and finds time to dally with such lovelies as Joan Blackman and Nancy Walters.

The second half of the double feature will be “King Creole,” released in 1958 and Elvis’ most critically well-received film. It was directed by Casablanca director Michael Curtiz and also stars Walter Matthau, Carolyn Jones, Vic Morrow, and Dean Jagger. Based on the 1952 novel “A Stone for Danny Fisher,” by Harold Robbins, the film is about a nineteen-year-old who gets mixed up with crooks and involved with two women. Presley later said the role of Danny Fisher in King Creole was his favorite. To make the film, Presley was granted a 60-day deferment from military service. Location shooting in New Orleans was delayed several times by crowds of fans.

In addition to the feature presentations, there will be a costume/impersonator contest at 6:30 p.m., in between the films. The winner of the contest will receive a $50 Liberty Theatre gift card. Liberty Theatre staff will also serve “Elvis Sandwiches” to the audience at that time—peanut butter and banana on toasted white bread.

Admission for both films is $6. Seating will be available starting at 4 p.m., with Blue Hawaii showing at 4:30 p.m., and the intermission and costume 6:30 p.m. King Creole will start 6:45 p.m., and there will be a bonus second showing of Blue Hawaii at 8:50 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the theater box office or online at camasliberty.com.

Above image: Elvis in Blue Hawaii

“Love at First Crepe” Book Signing at Burnt Bridge Cellars

Drop in to Burnt Bridge Cellars any time from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, 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 chef, when she mashes up falling in love with foiling murder plots. The Amazon best-selling Mason cleverly combines crepes, kung fu, unexpected passion, and madcap mayhem in this humorous romantic mystery.

Burnt Bridge Cellars, “Vancouver’s urban winery,” is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver at 1500 Broadway St. Established in 2010, Burnt Bridge Cellars is named after the creek that runs east-to-west through the middle of Vancouver. They craft compelling, award-winning wines in small lots from Washington’s best vineyards. Visit http://www.burntbridgecellars.com/our-wines to see what wines are available to taste or purchase from their beautiful tasting room. The tasting room will be open from 1 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, offering glass pours and bottle sales all day. Their patio will also be open to enjoy the summer breezes.

Gardening with Wildlife

WSU Extension Clark County Master Gardeners and Clark County Public Health are teaming up to present a free workshop that will help you bring all sorts of wild creatures into your yard, from bats to birds to bees to butterflies and possibly even bunnies—all of which are extremely beneficial to the health of your garden. At “Gardening with Wildlife,” Clark County Master Gardeners will teach you ways to make your landscape inviting to local wildlife. After the presentation, participants will help assemble habitat structures—bird and bat boxes—for placement at a nearby park. Bring gloves if you have them!

The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, at the Luke Jensen Sports Complex at 4000 N.E. 78th St. in Vancouver. The workshop will be held in the Bud van Cleve Community Room. No registration is necessary and children ages 8 and older are welcome to attend with their parents. For more information, email Erika.d.johnson@wsu.edu or call 360-397-6060, ext. 5738.

Summer Steam Train Rides

What’s the best way to bask in the glory of a North Bank summer? Aboard a chug-chug-chugging steam train, of course! The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad will operate its Mid-Summer Steam Train rides this weekend, departing at noon and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, and Sunday, Aug. 13. With the summer’s lush greenery and wildflower blooms to delight your eyes, this train ride will offer you moving views of north Clark County’s most beautiful countryside. The steam engine will make an enchanting excursion through a 330-foot solid rock tunnel to the Heisson area with a stop at Moulton Station to visit Yacolt Falls.

All trains depart from the train station in Yacolt at 207 N. Railroad Ave. Passengers should plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure to allow sufficient time to pick up your tickets and board the train. Tickets for the steam train are $20 for adults, $19 for those aged 60 and better, $15 for children ages five to 12, and $13 for little ones ages two to four. Children under two years old are free. To purchase tickets in advance and get directions to the train station, visit www.bycx.com or call 360-686-3559.

Smokey Bear’s 73rd B-Day

On Saturday, Aug. 12, the US Forest Service, Friends of Fort Vancouver, and National Park Service will celebrate Smokey Bear’s 73rd birthday  at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center. This free event will begin at 1 p.m. A short film about Mount St. Helens’ return to life after its 1980 eruption will be shown in the Visitor Center theater. Smokey Bear-themed items will also be for sale in the Friends of Fort Vancouver Bookstore. The Friends will provide cake and lemonade as part of the celebration. Smokey Bear himself will also be in attendance.

The real Smokey Bear was saved in a wildfire in New Mexico and was first called “Hotfoot Teddy,” because his paws were badly burned when he clung to a smoking, burned-out tree. Since then, Smokey has been promoting fire safety in our public lands for several decades and has become a national icon in doing so.

The event lasts until 3 p.m. The Visitor Center is located at 1501 E. Evergreen Blvd., not far from the entrance to the restored Fort. Ample free parking is available in the lot.

Far Out Festival at Moulton Falls

Even if you’re not old enough to have been at Woodstock, you at least know that it stands for total grooviness, flower power, rock ‘n roll, tie dye, and vamped up VW vans. Don your best retro duds and hippie beads and relive the days of peace and love at Moulton Falls Winery with the Far Out Festival from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12. Live music will be happenin’ from 5 to 9 p.m. with Butterfly Breakdown, Jo & Nick, and Harvest Gold. There will also be lots of vendors on hand selling local goods.

The Moulton Falls Winery kitchen will be open and offering everything from wine and cider to appetizers to salads and freshly baked focaccia. There will be Electric Kool-Aid (sangria), Peace Pizza, and Magic Mushrooms (stuffed mushrooms—because anything that tastes that yummy is, like, totally magic, man). Try some of Moulton Fall’s legendary wood-fired quesadillas with chicken or seasoned beef, cheese, olives, green onions, and pickled peppers, served with sour cream and salsa. Food vendors will also be on site, selling all kinds of yummy treats.

The entry fee is $15 per person and includes a commemorative mug and drink tokens. For more information, and to learn more about Moulton Falls Winery—which offers live music and wine tasting every weekend all summer long—visit moultonfallswinery.com. The winery is located at 31101 N.E. Railroad Ave. in Yacolt.

Clark County Fair: Now thru Aug. 13!

The Clark County Fair—one of the country’s top-rated fairs for cleanliness, accessibility, amazingness, awesomeness, and just plain FUN–opened on Aug. 4 will be open every day until Sunday, Aug. 13. Regular admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $7 for kids ages seven to 12. Kids under six are free. In fact, you can purchase tickets online right now and avoid standing in line. Parking is $6 per vehicle. To help you plan your day at the fair, here’s the 2017 schedule, in a nutshell—or maybe in a waffle cone, whichever you prefer:

  • Wednesday & Thursday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Carnival opens at noon daily
  • Wednesday is Prime of Your Life Day (senior discounts!)
  • Thursday is Kids’ Day

Bands scheduled to perform this year are the B52s, Melissa Etheridge, the Marshall Tucker Band, and Old Dominion; buy concert tickets online by clicking here. Fair highlights include exhibits, entertainment, concerts, adorable farm animals, incredible handmade quilts, and Clark County’s finest examples of the country craftsmanship and artistry that have been the backbone of American farm life for generations. There are also several days on which reduced entrance fees are offered for families, the military, kids and seniors. For more information about everything, visit www.clarkcofair.com.

Washougal Art Festival

The second annual Washougal Art Festival will transform Washougal’s Reflection Plaza into a gallery of fine art from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12. The festival, organized by the Washougal Arts and Cultural Alliance, promises to be a showcase of the area’s 27 best visual artists with works of all media: paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and more. The festival showcases professional artists who will be exhibiting work to sell. This is a juried festival, and the works you’ll be able to see (and purchase!) have been judged on originality, creativity, mastery of craftsmanship, and innovative use of materials. Proceeds from the event will support local public art projects; the 2016 festival proceeds purchased “Golden Back Heron,” by metal artist Tom Jackson, which is now displayed outside Washougal City Hall. There will also be live music from performers including Wayne Havrelly, The Insanitizers, Caryn Jamieson, Tianna and the Hustle, and Jeffree White. Here’s what you can expect to see, art-wise:

  • Jewelry by Helen Brock and Toni McCarthy
  • Collage and multimedia art poetry books Christopher Luna and Toni Partington
  • Fused glass by Janet Ellis and Vicki Green
  • Watercolor, ink, colored pencil, and graphite works by Barbara Wright
  • Fiber art and photography by Marilyn Estenes
  • Mixed media art by Cyndee Starr
  • Oil on canvas paintings by Liz Pike and Shane Campuzano
  • Found object robot art by Chrissie Forbes
  • Mixed media, ink, and embroidery works by Anni Becker
  • Acrylic on canvas paintings by Kathy Beckman
  • Metal art by Tom Jackson
  • Fabric art by Abbie Dick
  • Glass, wood and metal art by Annette Jackson
  • Wood works by John Furniss
  • Watercolor and ink art by David Bartholet
  • Ceramics by Ena Shipman
  • Digital photography by Faun Scurlock
  • Paintings by Kobie Moore
  • Watercolor paintings Linda Andrews-Riggs,
  • Copper, coinage, and wood art by Matt Gibson
  • Watercolor, soft pastel, and acrylic paintings by Jean Hauge
  • Mixed media fiber art by Patricia Thompson
  • Charcoal, pencil, and acrylic works by Shane Neilson
  • Color illustrations by Tom West

But stick around, because there’s more! Head down to Marina Park, where the Port of Camas-Washougal is hosting a riverside concert. From 6 to 7 p.m., King Louie and LaRhonda Steele will begin a music-filled evening with soul, rhythm & blues. Then, local favorite Johnny Limbo & the Lugnuts will entertain the audience from 8 to 9:30 p.m., wrapping up the concert with hits from the 50s and 60s. There will be a beer garden and food vendors on the banks of the beautiful Columbia River. For more details, visit www.portcw.com.

Above image: detail from painting by Kathy Beckman

Riverside Concert in Marina Park

Saturday is expected to be beautiful, with cooler temperatures and a bit of a breeze. Why not spend Saturday afternoon exploring Washougal? There’s the popular Washougal Arts Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Reflection Plaza, featuring art for sale by almost 30 local artists. Grab a bite and a pint at Amnesia Brewing or a cup of expertly brewed coffee at Washougal Coffee Company, enjoy sushi at The Sushi Joint, pamper yourself with a beauty treatment at Glo Beauty Lounge, and browse the latest fashions at LuLu’s Boutique. (If you’re feeling adventurous, you might even get a tattoo at 3rd Heart Tattoo.)

Later in the evening, head down to Marina Park, where the Port of Camas-Washougal is hosting a riverside concert. From 6 to 7 p.m., King Louie and LaRhonda Steele will begin a music-filled evening with soul, rhythm & blues. Then, local favorite Johnny Limbo & the Lugnuts will entertain the audience from 8 to 9:30 p.m., wrapping up the concert with hits from the 50s and 60s.

There will be a beer garden and food vendors, face painting, balloon animals, games, and plenty of family-friendly fun on the banks of the beautiful Columbia River. Washougal’s riverside concerts are extremely popular, so come early to save your spot. For more details, or to learn more about the Port of Camas-Washougal, visit www.portcw.com.