Try This: Take a shot at weekend fun

By Ashley Swanson, Columbian Features News Coordinator



Join the adventures of Robin Hood as he stays one step ahead of the sheriff of Nottingham in his quest to right the wrongs of greedy Prince John. Will he be able to stop the prince from marrying the beautiful Maid Marian? “Robin Hood” is presented by Christian Youth Theater through June 5.

When: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. today.

Where: Washougal High School’s Washburn Performing Arts Center, 1201 39th St., Washougal.

Admission: $12; $9 for children and seniors. Ticket prices are $2 more at the door.

Telephone: 360-750-8550.

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The production of “Robin Hood” is one of several events taking place this weekend. Others include a winery tour and a tour of vintage airplanes.

Honor veterans

Fort Vancouver’s Memorial Day service will feature the Washington Army Reserve’s 2nd Brigade, 95th Division and 204th Army Reserve Band to honor the veterans at the Clark County War Memorial at the Vancouver Barracks on Fort Vancouver Way. Speakers at the event include Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt, Col. Mark Snyder and Col. Fred Aronow, a decorated Vietnam veteran. There will also be a Memorial Day 1860s cannon salute at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the parade ground near the O.O. Howard House.

When: 11 a.m. service, 1:30 p.m. cannon salute Monday.

Where: Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, 1001 E. Fifth St., Vancouver.

Admission: Free.

Telephone: 360-816-6230.

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Tour local wineries

Eleven Clark County wineries are opening their tasting rooms to visitors during the Memorial Day weekend wine tour. Wineries will offer samples of pinot noir, pinot gris and other cool-weather varieties, in addition to their new releases for the season. Contact individual wineries for additional information on hours, special events and music.

When: Noon to 5 p.m. today, Sunday and Monday. Hours may vary by winery.

Where: Select Clark County wineries. See website for full list and map.

Cost: Nominal tasting fee might apply.

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Try the pilot’s seat

Explore Pearson Air Museum’s collection from a different angle on Open Cockpit Day. Settle into several of Pearson’s vintage aircraft and get a sense of these planes from the pilot’s perspective. Children ages 8 to 17 may participate in free airplane rides on a first-come, first-served basis, weather permitting. Parent or legal guardian must be present to give written permission.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Where: Pearson Air Museum, 1115 E. Fifth St., Vancouver.

Admission: $7; $5 for seniors, active military members and students ages 6-17; free for children 5 and younger. $22 for families, which includes two adults and as many as four children.

Telephone: 360-694-7026.

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Everybody was ‘Kung Fu’ fighting

In “Kung Fu Panda 2,” Po (voiced by Jack Black) is living his dream as “The Dragon Warrior,” enjoying peaceful days with his friends and fellow kung-fu masters, The Furious Five — Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey — until a formidable villain arrives on the scene and seeks to conquer China and destroy kung-fu. Po and The Furious Five must journey across China to face this new threat. “Kung Fu Panda 2” is rated PG.

When: Showtimes vary.

Where: Battle Ground Cinema, 1700 S.W. Ninth Ave., Battle Ground; Cinetopia, 11700 S.E. Seventh St., Vancouver; various Clark County Regal Cinemas locations.

Admission: Varies by theater.

Telephone: Battle Ground Cinema, 360-666-7200; Cinetopia, 360-213-2800; Regal Cinemas, 800-326-3264.

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