Save the Date: Race out to antique show, Lunar New Year’s celebration

By Ashley Swanson, Columbian Features News Coordinator



Get out of the house and do a bit of treasure hunting at the Clark County Antique and Collectible Show, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. There will be 250 vendors offering items such as collectible toys, period lighting, estate jewelry and sports memorabilia at the Clark County Event Center, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield. Expert appraisers will be on hand to identify and evaluate pieces brought to the show, at $7 per item. Admission is $6 for both days, and $6 for parking. 503-282-0877 or

Join the celebration with the Vietnamese Community of Clark County at its biggest cultural event of the year: the Lunar New Year’s Festival. There will be multiple performances, lion dances, artists, children’s activities and Vietnamese food. The festival will mark the Year of the Rooster at 1 p.m. today at Roosevelt Elementary School, 2921 Falk Road, Vancouver. Admission is free. 360-882-7411 or

Skyview High School Drama presents “The Bold, The Young and The Murdered,” a murder-mystery revolving around a failing soap opera. The executive producer gives the squabbling cast an ultimatum: complete one episode overnight or the show dies. But when the director ends up murdered, it seems like his threat might actually come true. The production runs 7 p.m. Jan. 26-28 at Skyview High School, 1300 N.W. 139th St., Vancouver. Tickets are $5, $4 for students. 360-936-8640 or

The Wine and Food Society of Clark County and the Clark College Foundation will host their annual Robert Burns Supper at 5 p.m. Jan. 28 at the college’s Columbia Tech Center Campus, 18700 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver. A fundraiser for the Foundation Scholarship in Viticulture and Culinary Arts, the event includes a Scottish inspired dinner, dessert dash and a Scottish toast, plus a performance by the Fort Vancouver Pipe Band. Tickets are $75 per person, $550 for table of 8. 360-991-7333 or

The Race for Warmth benefits Operation Warm Heart, a program that helps families with limited income pay their electric bills. The run features a 10K run and 5K walk/run through downtown Vancouver and along the waterfront, along with a free kids race. Day-of race regi stration opens at 7 a.m. Jan. 29, with the kids run beginning at 8:30 a.m. followed by the main race starting at 9 a.m. at Clark Public Utilities, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Registration is $30.

Historic Venersborg Schoolhouse hosts its annual Seed Swap and Giveaway from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 29, with the community invited to bring seed saved from last year’s harvest to swap and share. For those with no seeds to share, donations to the North County Food Bank encouraged — or bring a dish for the informal potluck to share at the schoolhouse, 24309 N.E. 209th St., Battle Ground. 360-904-1669 or

The Banff Mountain Film Festival brings its selection of award-winning films to Vancouver at 7 p.m. Feb. 3-4 at the Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St., Vancouver. Subjects range from exploring new landscapes and remote cultures, to adventuring and adrenaline-fueled sports. Tickets are $20, with $36 for a two-night pass.

Get Bold Events hosts a free Super Bowl 5K at 10 a.m. Feb. 5 at Hantwick Park, 23100 N.E. Hantwick Road, Yacolt. Finisher medals will be offered, along with refreshments and pancakes, plus a raffle by IQ Credit Union. 360-666-9185 or

Nationally acclaimed comedienne and author Anita Renfro will give a “Galentine’s Day” performance, as ladies celebrate ladies with candy-bar buffet and a live comedy show. Renfro’s recent video of her singing everything a mother says to her children to the tune of “The William Tell Overture” went viral online. She will take the stage at 1 p.m. Feb. 11 at Living Hope Church, 2711 N.E. Andresen Road, Vancouver. Tickets are $20.