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“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.

First Friday, Book Signing at Burnt Bridge

There’s always something delightful happening at Burnt Bridge Cellars in downtown Vancouver, and First Friday, Nov. 4, is no exception. Guests at the beautiful tasting room will enjoy live music by David Tutmark, a classical guitarist who widely performs in the Pacific Northwest. Coming from a background in electric guitar and rock, David began studying classical guitar at Portland State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in classical guitar performance. Between 2012 and 2015 alone, Tutmark gave over 300 performances—and now you can be lucky enough to listen while sipping an award-winning glass of Burnt Bridge wine.

While you’re there, you’ll want to see the marvelous mixed media works by Vicki McArdle and Rosana Berdichevsky. McArdle incorporates twigs, branches, recycled silk and fiber, matals and stones in her work, woven together with grasses from all over the world. Berdichevsky works with colors through paper, crayons, color pencils, canvasses and brushes while creating a college of textures and patterns.

Naturally, you’ll need nibbles to go with your wine, and Class Cooking will satisfy your cravings with a selection of small plates, including pinchos morunos (spicy pork kebabs) with asparagus and aioli, individual paellas (rice, chicken, shrimp and clams), a melon, chorizo and artichoke salad, a cheese and salami board, and pastel de chocolate (chocolate, orange and almond cake).

If you wake up on Saturday morning and feel like you need more wine (and really, who doesn’t?) come back any time from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, for a book signing with local author Heidi Renee Mason, who has just released her second book, “Goodnight, Sweetheart.” Copies of the book will be available to purchase on site. To learn more about Mason, visit heidireneemason.wordpress.com.

Book Signing at Vintage Books

Vintage Books will be hosting a book signing and Q&A with local authors Pamela Deane Stanek, Carolyn J. Rose, and Don Weston at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10. These talented writers will be signing their books and speaking about the writing life and the journey to self-publication.

Deane Stanek is the Vancouver-based author of “The Byers Avenue Bunny Club” and “The Translation of Max,” the story of a mother’s struggle to help her son through the trauma of schizophrenia. Weston is a local mystery author living in Portlan. He writes thrillers and hard-boiled mysteries with a sense of humor. He also writes a blog on writing and getting publishing called I Love A Mystery. Rose is the author of the “Subbing Isn’t for Sissies” series, as well as the Catskill Mountains mysteries (“Hemlock Lake” and “Through a Yellow Wood”). Other works include “An Uncertain Refuge,” “Sea of Regret,” “A Place of Forgetting,” and five novels written with her husband, Mike Nettleton.

There’s no charge to attend. Vintage Books is located at 6613 E. Mill Plain Ave. in Vancouver. They will host another book signing on Sept. 6 featuring Dee Williams and her book, “Tiny House: A Build-It-Myself Memoir,” as well as offering tours of Dee’s tiny house.

Book Signing at Vintage Books

Vintage Books will be hosting a book signing and Q&A with local authors Pamela Deane Stanek, Carolyn J. Rose, and Don Weston at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10. These talented writers will be signing their books and speaking about the writing life and the journey to self-publication.

Deane Stanek is the Vancouver-based author of “The Byers Avenue Bunny Club” and “The Translation of Max,” the story of a mother’s struggle to help her son through the trauma of schizophrenia. Weston is a local mystery author living in Portlan. He writes thrillers and hard-boiled mysteries with a sense of humor. He also writes a blog on writing and getting publishing called I Love A Mystery. Rose is the author of the “Subbing Isn’t for Sissies” series, as well as the Catskill Mountains mysteries (“Hemlock Lake” and “Through a Yellow Wood”). Other works include “An Uncertain Refuge,” “Sea of Regret,” “A Place of Forgetting,” and five novels written with her husband, Mike Nettleton.

There’s no charge to attend. Vintage Books is located at 6613 E. Mill Plain Ave. in Vancouver. They will host another book signing on Sept. 6 featuring Dee Williams and her book, “Tiny House: A Build-It-Myself Memoir,” as well as offering tours of Dee’s tiny house.

Book Signing at Little Cups & Grownups

Take one mischevous-but-adorable black doggy, lots of books and children, and really good coffee, and what do you have? You have a book signing and reading with children's author and illustrator Dawn Marie Hooks and her dog, Cookie, at Little Cups & Grownups, a popular "play cafe" in East Vancouver. The fun begins at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, when Hooks will arrive to read and sign books, with Cookie in tow and ready to be petted by lots of tiny hands. Three of Cook's books ("Can Kate See?" "Visits with Grandpa," and "Oh, Cookie!") will be available to purchase, and proceeds from sales will benefit Reece's Rainbow Foundation, a nonprofit that funds adoptions of Down Syndrome children.

Battle Ground-based children's clothing retailer Twig & Sprout will also be on hand with kids' clothing giveaways and other goodies. For the grown-ups, you can enjoy a blended espresso drink, hot or iced tea, chai, or an Italian soda and any one of the café's salads, sandwiches, paninis, or wraps—to be consumed in relative peace while your child plays in the charmingly decorated and well-stocked-with-toys play area.

There's no charge to attend this event, but admission into the play area is $4 per child, and your little ones should be wearing socks. For more details, visit www.littlecupscafe.com.

Dog Day at Little Cups & Grownups

Take one mischeivous-but-adorable black doggy, lots of books and children, and really good coffee, and what do you have? You have a book signing and reading with children's author and illustrator Dawn Marie Hooks and her dog, Cookie, at Little Cups & Grownups, a popular "play cafe" in East Vancouver. The fun begins at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, when Hooks will arrive to read and sign books, with Cookie in tow and ready to be petted by lots of tiny hands. Three of Hooks' books ("Can Kate See?" "Visits with Grandpa," and "Oh, Cookie!") will be available to purchase, and proceeds from sales will benefit Reece's Rainbow Foundation, a nonprofit that funds adoptions of Down Syndrome children.

Battle Ground-based children's clothing retailer Twig & Sprout will also be on hand with kids' clothing giveaways and other goodies. For the grown-ups, you can enjoy a blended espresso drink, hot or iced tea, chai, or an Italian soda and any one of the café's salads, sandwiches, paninis, or wraps—to be consumed in relative peace while your child plays in the charmingly decorated and well-stocked-with-toys play area.

There's no charge to attend this event, but admission into the play area is $4 per child, and your little ones should be wearing socks. For more details, visit www.littlecupscafe.com.