Try This: Season sets on market

By Ashley Swanson, Columbian Features News Coordinator



This is the last weekend to find that perfect vegetable at the Vancouver Farmers Market, as the market draws to a close on another season. It’s the season for pumpkins, nuts, apples, corn and mushrooms, along with locally made baked goods, food and crafts. Keep an eye out for the special harvest and holiday markets that will pop up in late November.

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Along Sixth and Esther streets, downtown Vancouver.

Telephone: 360-737-8298.


The farmers market is among many options for getting out and about this weekend.

Art show

The Society of Washington Artists presents the Fall Exhibit and Sale, featuring the work of 125 members of all ages, skill levels and mediums. Discover art from oil paintings to pen and ink drawings. The Society of Washington Artists is one of the oldest arts organizations in Clark County. The artists’ reception and awards ceremony will be from 6 to 8 tonight, with music by David Hu.

When: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today.

Where: Harley Hall Building, 10000 N.E. Seventh Ave., Vancouver.

Admission: Free.



How many ounces of apple cider will 8,000 pounds of apples make? Visitors can help press Cedar Creek Grist Mill’s barrels and barrels of apples into homemade cider for tasting and to take home. The popular Apple Cider Pressing will run until all the apples are gone. There is a requested $3 donation per bottle of cider.

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

Where: 43907 N.E. Grist Mill Road, Woodland.

Admission: Free, donations accepted.

Telephone: 360-225-5832.


Bats, bugs and zoo animals, oh my

Washington State University Vancouver professor Christine Portfors will host an annual Bat Talk for children and their families to learn about the role bats play in the ecosystem and dispel some popular myths about them. Meet live bats and participate in hands-on activities.

When: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., Vancouver.

Admission: Free.


The Bug Chicks will bring their love of creepy crawlies to the Water Resources Education Center. Entomologists Kristie Reddick and Jessica Honaker will teach families about the world of insects, spiders and other arthropods.

When: 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Water Resources Education Center, 4600 S.E. Columbia Way, Vancouver.

Admission: Free.

Telephone: 360-487-7111.


The animals at the Oregon Zoo will also be full of “Howloween” fun, as costumed trick-or-treaters are invited to join a scavenger hunt, with candy prizes and treats for the zoo’s residents. The event is suited for ages 3 to 11.

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

Where: Oregon Zoo, 4001 S.W. Canyon Road, Portland.

Admission: $11.50; $10 for ages 65 and older; $8.50 for ages 3-11. Free for ages 2 and younger.

Telephone: 503-226-1561


‘The Counselor’

A materialistic lawyer known only as the Counselor (Michael Fassbender) is pulled into the world of drug trafficking to earn some quick cash for his upcoming wedding to Laura (Penélope Cruz). Things spin out of control when the Counselor attaches himself to the mysterious couple Reiner (Javier Bardem) and Malkina (Cameron Diaz). “The Counselor” is rated R.

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.