Try This: Hot rods & cool art

By Ashley Swanson, Columbian Features News Coordinator



Sony Columbia Pictures Jamie Foxx, left, and Channing Tatum in a scene from "White House Down."

Northwest Street Rod Nationals Plus will present more than 1,600 striking automobiles. There will be a variety of vintage street rods, custom-built cars, restored muscle cars and classic touring cars. There will be a vintage parts swap meet, musical performances, model car display, arts and crafts, kids activities and automotive vendors.

When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield.

Admission: $14, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, free for children 5 and younger, $2 discount for active military members and seniors.

Telephone: 360-397-6180.


The street rod showcase is one of many options for getting out and about this weekend.

Rustic pleasures

Enjoy a bit of local history with your wine at the fourth annual Heisen Barn Bash. There will be historic displays on the farm’s past, tours of the homestead and current winery, and booths with local artists, farmers and crafters.

When: Noon to 6 p.m. today.

Where: Heisen House Vineyards, 28005 N.E. 172nd Ave., Battle Ground.

Admission: Free, suggested donation of $5, $3 for children.


Recycled fun

Visitors can see what happens when art and trash meet at the Recycled Arts Festival. More than 120 artists will showcase a variety of sculptures, artwork and items, created primarily from recycled or reused materials. Attendees can explore information booths about recycling programs, enjoy music and entertainment on the main stage and children’s activities by OMSI, Eartha the Ecological Clown and SCRAP. New to the event this year is the Green Living Showcase offering environmental ideas for the home from 25 vendors.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Esther Short Park, 301 W. Eighth St.

Admission: Free.

Telephone: 360-397-2121 ext. 4352.


Chasing Bigfoot

Starting from Yacolt Town Hall, the Bigfoot 5K and 10K Fun Runs will head out to backcountry roads, with each participant receiving a T-shirt and finisher’s medal. Runners should keep an eye out for an appearance by Bigfoot.

When: 8:15 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. today.

Where: Yacolt Town Hall, 202 W. Cushman St.

Admission: $30.

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Unlikely duo in “White House Down”

Harried dad and Capitol Hill security cop John Cale (Channing Tatum) manages to get an interview for a Secret Service job, while hoping to please his daughter Emily (Joey King) with a tour of the White House. After botching the interview, a bomb blast rocks the Capitol building as a group of paramilitary thugs seize the White House, trapping John with President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx). Now, John must find his daughter in the chaos with some unlikely help. “White House Down” 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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