Try This: Cruise in for Planters Days

By Ashley Swanson, Columbian Features News Coordinator



Columbian file photos A car cruise-in is part of the Woodland Planters Days today in downtown Woodland.

A frog jump is part of Woodland Planters Days in Woodland.

Burnt Bridge Cellars participate in the Craft Winefest at Esther Short Park, Sunday, June 23, 2013. (Steven Lane/The Columbian)

Chris Paradee The Serendipity Players present the contemporary drama "Fiction" tonight and Sunday at the Eagles Lodge in Vancouver.

John Lloyd Young, center, plays Frankie Valli, along with Erich Bergen, from left, Vincent Piazza and Michael Lomenda in "Jersey Boys."

Woodland’s 92nd annual community celebration hosts its biggest events today with the Woodland Planters Days Parade at 11 a.m. Visitors also can explore the carnival and Saturday Market; visit the firemen’s barbecue from noon to 3 p.m.; cheer on the participants of the 47th annual frog jump competition at 1:30 p.m.; enjoy the 12th annual bed races at 4 p.m.; and attend a car cruise-in at 7 p.m. followed by a concert. The festivities continue Sunday with all-day car shows and a talent contest at noon. The carnival will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

When: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. today and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Downtown Woodland, Fifth Street and Davidson Avenue; Horseshoe Lake Park, Goerig Street and Park Road; Woodland Moose Lodge, 133 Davidson Ave., Woodland.

Admission: Free.

Telephone: 360-225-9888.


Planters Days are among many options for getting out and about this weekend.

2) Discover adventure

The Vancouver Summer Adventure program will kick off with nature activities in Marshall Park. Children can learn about insects and backyard wildlife, plant a vegetable start and do nature crafts. Vancouver Summer Adventure is a partnership of numerous local organizations to provide children activities throughout the summer.

When: 1 to 3 p.m. today.

Where: Marshall Park, 1015 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver.

Admission: Free.

Telephone: 360-397-8000, ext. 7337.


3) Washington wine

The Craft Winefest of Vancouver will feature 40 wineries offering as many as 150 wines, along with microbrews from Clark County breweries, and musical performances by local bands. Today’s music lineup will be headlined by Gold Dust, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac. Kinked, a tribute to the Kinks, will be Sunday’s headliner. Proceeds from the wine festival will benefit the ARC of Southwest Washington.

When: Noon to 10 p.m. today and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.

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

Admission: $10 for ages 21 and older; $5 for a tasting glass, $1 for tasting tickets, $55 to $45 for a VIP pass.


4) A bit of ‘Fiction’

Serendipity Players presents “Fiction” by American playwright Steven Dietz about two happily married and successful writers. When Linda and Michael decide to swap writing diaries, the line between fact and fiction begins to blur. What does a woman named Abby have to do with both of their pasts?

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

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

Admission: $15, and pay what you will on Sundays.

Telephone: 360-834-3588.


5) ‘Jersey Boys’ don’t cry

Director Clint Eastwood brings the story of the Four Seasons to the movie screen. Frankie Valli (John Lloyd Young), Bob Gaudio (Erich Bergen), Nick Massi (Michael Lomenda) and Tommy DeVito (Vincent Piazza) formed the iconic vocal group, rising from New Jersey’s streets to shape the songs that influenced a generation. “Jersey Boys” 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; Regal Cinemas, various locations, Vancouver.

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.