This Try: EcoFair fetes Earth Day

By Ashley Swanson, Columbian Features News Coordinator



Clark Public Utilities’ StreamTeam will host the 14th annual Earth Day Celebration with an EcoFair. The fair will feature hands-on activities, a live birds of prey show by the Portland Audubon Society, nature talks and walks, children’s programs by OMSI, and booths from more than 40 organizations and businesses.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

Klineline Pond, Salmon Creek Regional Park, 1112 N.E. 117th St., Vancouver.




The EcoFair is one of many options for getting out and about this weekend.

2. Tea, coffee and beer, oh, my!

Drink This! sets the stage for21 beverage makers to come together for an evening to show off their craft through live demonstrations and special tastings of drink and food. The event will include five wineries, five breweries, four coffee roasters, one soda pop maker, a tea blender and a kombucha maker. There will be a walking map at every location; tasting fees may apply.

When: 4 to 9 tonight.

Where: Along Main Street, from Sixth to 24th streets, Vancouver.

Admission: Free, tasting fees may apply.


3. A literary romance

Magenta Theater presents “Shadowlands,”the love story of C.S. Lewis, Oxford academic and author of “The Chronicles of Narnia,” and American poet Joy Davidman. Secure in his convictions about God, Lewis finds those feelings shifting when Joy and her young son, Douglas, enter his life.

7:30 tonight and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Magenta Theater, 606 Main St., Vancouver.

$12 to $15, with discounts for seniors, students and groups.

Telephone: 360-635-4358


4. A lilac by any other name …

The annual Lilac Days celebration opens this weekend at the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens. The event celebrates the legacy of lilac hybridizer and gardener Hulda Klager. Visitors can tour the historic 1880s Victorian farmhouse and gardens where multiple lilac varieties will be in bloom. There will be a display of historic tea sets inside the home, along with a gift shop, lilac plants for purchase and tours.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens, 115 S. Pekin Road, Woodland.

$2, free for children 12 and younger.

Telephone: 360-606-7359.


5. Tom Cruise stars in ‘Oblivion’

Set on a future Earth ravaged by decades of war, Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) is a security repairman stationed on the evacuated planet, tracking down the last of the alien scavengers. When his mission is two weeks away from completion, Jack rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft, triggering a chain of events that throws into question everything Jack thought he knew about the world. “Oblivion” is rated PG-13.

Battle Ground Cinema, 1700 S.W. Ninth Ave., Battle Ground; Cinetopia Mill Plain, 11700 S.E. Seventh St.; Cinetopia Vancouver Mall 23, 8700 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive; various Regal Cinema locations.

Admission: Varies by cinema.

Battle Ground Cinema, 360-666-7200;Cinetopia, 360-213-2800 Cinetopia Vancouver Mall 23, 360-448-4100; Regal Cinemas, 800-326-3264.


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