Try this: Log in some time in great outdoors

By Ashley Swanson, Columbian Features News Coordinator



Serendipity Players present the comedic "Fuddy Meers" through June 23 at the Serendipity Playhouse.

This weekend’s Steam Logging Show will be the final year for this event at the Pomeroy Living History Farm. Visitors can experience the sights, sounds and smells of a 1920s logging camp, with two steam donkeys, period saws, trucks and other equipment.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Pomeroy Living History Farm, 20902 N.E. Lucia Falls Road, Yacolt.

Admission: $6, $4 for children 3-11, free for age 2 and younger.

Telephone: 360-686-3537.


2. Get out!

The fifth annual National Get Outdoors Day will fill the grounds of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site with activities and ideas for motivating families to explore the outdoors. Visitors can try archery or disc golf, meet Smokey the Bear and his forest friends, learn about local hiking trails or tackle water obstacles and agility courses. Many organizations will be on hand giving demonstrations. The fort also will host a Brigade Encampment, featuring costumed re-enactors from the Hudson’s Bay Company outside Pearson Air Museum.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Where: Fort Vancouver site, 1115 E. Fifth St., Vancouver.

Admission: Free.


3. Youth festival

The annual Camtown Youth Festival, sponsored by Camas Parks and Recreation and Camas School District, celebrates all the children in town. The festival features an art show, mechanical bull ride, crafts, an obstacle course, carnival games, petting zoo, a dunk tank and demonstrations. Kids can sell or trade homemade arts and crafts or unwanted toys at a children’s flea market, with vendor spaces for $10 to $20. Vendors provide their own tables, chairs, canopy and other supplies and equipment.

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Where: Crown Park, Northeast Everett Street and 17th Avenue, Camas.

Admission: Free.

Telephone: 360-834-5307


4. Comedic confusion

Serendipity Players present the comedy “Fuddy Meers,” about the amnesiac Claire, who wakes each morning as a blank slate. Asa result, her high-strung husband Richard and her rebellious son must retell her the facts of her life. When she’s kidnapped by a limping man with a lisp claiming to be saving her from her husband’s murderous plot, Claire must sort through the mayhem. Contains language and references to substance use.

When: 8 p.m. tonight and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Serendipity Playhouse, 500 Washington St., Vancouver.

Admission: $15.

Telephone: 360-834-3588.


5. Head to the Googleplex

When middle-aged salesmen Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) lose their jobs to downsizing, Billy decides they should aim high. The two friends are improbably accepted to Google’s competitive summer internship program, despite their complete lack of technology skills. “The Internship” is rated PG-13.

Where: 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.

Cost: Varies by location.

Telephone: 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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