By Karen Livingston for The Columbian
December 19, 2014 6 a.m.
Echo Donut Lounge in Washougal serves made-to-order mini-doughnuts, Paper Tiger coffee, and organic teas in a space chock-full of new and used musical accessories for sale, among other items. On Fridays, events and live music add another attraction.
"The Nutcracker": Columbia Dance presents the story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince facing down the Mouse King and embarking on a journey to the Kingdom of Sweets. 90 local dancers will perform to Tchaikovsky's iconic score at the Royal Durst Theatre, 3101 Main St., Vancouver.
Lantern Tour, 6:30 p.m. Peek into the past with a lighted lantern as costumed interpreters perform historical vignettes during a nighttime walk through Fort Vancouver's buildings. Reservations required. Fort Vancouver, 1001 E. Fifth St., Vancouver; $10, $7 for ages 10 to 15. 360-816-6232 or nps.gov/fova