Learn about excavators or alpacas this weekend. Dozer Day encourages children to play in the dirt, as participants drive dozers, excavators and dump trucks with a professional operator, with proceeds benefiting children's charities. The activities run 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday at the Clark County Fairgrounds, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield. Admission is $10 to $13, $8 to $11 for seniors and ages 2 to 12, $6 for parking. http://vancouver.dozerday.org
By Karen Livingston for The Columbian
May 15, 2015 6 a.m.
Catedral Tapatia Authentic Mexican Food & Cantina is a large-scale, family-dining Mexican restaurant with an extensive menu offering traditional dishes. It also has a full bar and a place for karaoke enthusiasts.
By James Bash for The Columbian
May 15, 2015 6 a.m.
Concertos for two clarinets are few and far between. Many composers get around to writing a concerto for one clarinet, but for two? That's a rare thing. So this weekend, the Vancouver Symphony will collaborate with two virtuosos from Spain, Juanjo and Tolo Mercadal, to perform a delightful double clarinet concerto by Franz Krommer.
I am always amazed at the incredible diversity of shrubs on show in the typical Northwest neighborhood. There are so many varieties that none of us can plant every shrub available, although I know a few gardeners who would like to try. We each have to choose an assortment of plants to fit our personal taste as well as the size of our garden and our budget. The pleasant result of all these choices is that a bounty of seasonal shrubs is spread throughout many neighborhoods in the city.
Love Street Playhouse explores aging and family relationships in "On Golden Pond." Aging couple Ethel and Norman Thayer spend each summer at their home on the lake. When their adult daughter, her uptight fiancé and rebellious teenage son visit, the turbulent relationship between parents and child come to light.
Few things affect the overall look of a garden as much as color. When we walk through a garden, we comment on specific flowering trees or a wonderful daffodil meadow. When we tell someone about that garden, we often describe the colors we see in our mind's eye. Used effectively, color can help invoke the memory of a garden. Creating the personal color palette of a garden is up to the individual gardener.