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Save the Date: Halloween fun for all; imbibing around Vancouver

By , Columbian Features News Coordinator
Published: October 24, 2015, 5:50am

Camas Parks and Recreation hosts a night of fun-filled activities for a Family Halloween Night, with carnival games and prizes, a costume contest and fall crafts designed for ages 2 through 12. The costume contest begins at 8:15 p.m., and the full event runs 6:30 to 9 tonight at Liberty Middle School, 1612 N.E. Garfield St., Camas. Admission is two cans of nonperishable food items. 360-834-5307 or

Five new businesses will be stops on the Drink This! tour from 4 to 9 p.m. today. Visitors can see the new Heathen Brewing Feral Public House, Donnell’s Bar, Salmon Creek Outfitters, Simple Solitude and Trap Door Brewing. This self-guided tour celebrates craft beverages and their makers, with six stops in Uptown and seven in downtown Vancouver. Guides are available at each venue and the website. Admission is free. Tasting fees may apply, with some locations 21 and older.

The 34th annual Halloween Fun Fest is a Battle Ground community celebration. Costumed kids can visit locations with the paper jack-‘o-lantern in the window along Main Street, east of state Highway 503, to collect candy. Fright Night offers a free community Halloween party for kids from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 30 at Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St., Battle Ground. Admission is free. 360-687-1510 or

The Denton Delinquents will live shadowcast the cult-classic movie “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” for Halloween. There will be a costume contest, activities and props for purchase starting at 10 p.m. Oct. 31 at Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St., Vancouver. It is an all-ages show, but the movie is rated R, so parental discretion is advised. Tickets are $10; $2 or $8 for props.

Clark College will host the annual community celebration of music, dance and tradition, Educating the Seventh Generation: Celebrating Indigenous Cultures. The evening begins with Indian tacos at 5 p.m. Nov. 6, followed by a performance by the Kaleinani Hula School and a presentation by Isaac Trimble. The welcome address and powwow grand entry begin at 6 p.m., with drumming and dancers in regalia. Vendors will be selling arts and crafts throughout the evening at Clark College’s Gaiser Student Center, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Admission is free. 360-992-2617 or

As part of its new exhibit on native beadwork, Clark County Historical Museum will host a free screening of the documentary “A Thousand Voices” at 11 a.m. Nov. 7 at the Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St., Vancouver. This documentary builds from thousands of voices to present shared history of New Mexico’s Native American women and their impact on preserving their culture. 360-993-5679 or

Ridgefield will celebrate its local wineries during the Wine and Chocolate Gratitude Festival. There will be a chocolate-cooking demonstration, chocolate and wine tasting, live music, an apple cider-making station — visitors are asked to bring their own apples — and a gratitude graffiti project 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 7 in Overlook Park, Pioneer Street and Main Avenue, Ridgefield. Admission is free, $5 for wine tasting glass, 50 cents for tasting tokens, for those 21 and older.