Try This: Dig into parade, more

By Ashley Swanson, Columbian Features News Coordinator



The 49th annual Hazel Dell Parade of Bands will feature 22 marching bands from around Clark County. The theme is Super Heroes, with participants encouraged to dress up as fictional or real heroes. Jim Sork will be the grand marshal. Community organizations, clubs, businesses and students will be participating in the parade with floats, cars and more.

When: 10:30 a.m. today.

Where: Hazel Dell neighborhood, along Northeast Hazel Dell Avenue to Northeast 63rd Street, up Highway 99 to Northeast 78th Street.

Admission: Free.


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

Senior connections

With more than 120 exhibits offering ideas, services and resources , the 50+ Connections Expo is for empty nesters, retirees and aging parents interested in learning about living active and independent lifestyles. Topics range from health to recreation, housing to nutrition. There will also be free health screenings, presentations, prize giveaways and fashion shows.

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

Where: Vancouver Hilton Convention Center, 301 W. Sixth St.

Admission: Donations encouraged.

Telephone: 360-735-3683


Musical personalities

Husband and wife duo Mickey and Diane Stevens will perform a Music Variety Show as an array of characters. They will bring back classic eras of music as they perform a catalog of cover songs from jazz standards to classic rock.

When: 6 p.m. today.

Where: Vancouver Eagles Lodge, 107 E. Seventh St., Vancouver.

Admission: Free.

Telephone: 360-433-1771


Excavating fun

Dozer Day returns, as young builders get the chance to drive dump trucks, dozers and excavators. Children will be able to dig for treasure, crawl through industrial pipes and create things from concrete. The event also features music, hands-on activities and giveaways. The proceeds from the program will benefit local children’s charities.

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Where: CEMEX-Fisher Quarry, 192nd Avenue and Brady Road, Vancouver.

Admission: $7 to $10, $5 to $8 for seniors and children.


Go boldly with ‘Star Trek’

The USS Enterprise returns as Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and first mate Spock (Zachary Quinto) must capture a rogue Starfleet officer (Benedict Cumberbatch), who was behind the destructive attack on the space fleet’s headquarters. Problems mount when the terrorist is found hiding on the home world of the warlike Klingons. “Star Trek Into Darkness” 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 cinema.

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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