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Save the Date: Theater, game nights and Valentine’s fun in February

By , Columbian News Assistant
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See “Steel Magnolias” at Love Street Playhouse Feb. 15 through March 3.
See “Steel Magnolias” at Love Street Playhouse Feb. 15 through March 3. Photo Gallery

Feb. 1-16: If you’re a fan of the 1990s British TV series, “Jeeves and Wooster,” based on the witty P.G. Wodehouse books, you’ll need to see “Jeeves Takes a Bow” at Magenta Theater, 1108 Main St., Vancouver. The play follows the comedic exploits of dimwitted but lovable man-about-town Bertie Wooster and his exceedingly brainy valet, Jeeves.

Feb. 7: Clark County Historical Museum, 1511 Main St., Vancouver, kicks off Black History Month with “NAACP Generations: Vancouver NAACP Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow,” featuring conversations at 7 p.m. with Vancouver NAACP presidents and Jane Elder Wulff, author of “First Families of Vancouver’s African American Community.” Admission is $5, seniors and students are $4, children are $3. 360-993-5679 or

Feb. 7: Bid on handmade quilts and luxe entertainment packages at the Clark County Quilters Auction starting with a silent auction at 6 p.m., followed by a live auction at 7 p.m. at Adventist Community Church, 9711 N.E. St. Johns Road, Vancouver. Admission is free.

Feb. 8-24: See all the Oscar-Nominated Short Films at the Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St., Vancouver. Animation, live action and documentary short films will be shown over the course of two weeks, many of which can’t be seen except at designated theaters. Admission is $7 advance, $10 day of show, or a $30 punch card is available for all showings.

Feb. 8: Adults and teens ages 12 and up can join Vancouver’s Second Friday Game Night to play any of 30 modern and classic board and card games. Pizza, snacks and drinks are all provided at City Bible Church, 14311 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver.

Feb. 8-9: Stock up on reading material for cozy winter evenings at the Friends of Washougal Community Library’s Winter Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at Washougal Town Square, 1700 Main St., Washougal. Proceeds benefit the building fund for a brand new Washougal library.

Feb. 9. Join Friends of Trees to plant trees near Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church, 426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver. Arrive at 8:45 a.m. for a light breakfast before planting at 9 a.m. Dress for outdoor work; gloves and tools provided. Afterward, enjoy a free lunch. Sign up at 503-595-0213 or

Feb. 9: Give the Earth some love at the Water Center’s Second Saturday, “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Explore ways to reduce waste and make Valentine’s Day cards using recycled materials at 4600 S.E. Columbia Way, Vancouver. 360-487-7111 or

Feb. 10: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Music Series goes “Back to the Movies” at 3 p.m. in the Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St., Vancouver. Hear live accompaniment to silent films while sipping beer or wine and munching on popcorn. Tickets are $25 or $10 for students at

Feb. 10: Treat your special someone to a Valentine’s Food and Wine Pairing at 6 p.m., featuring English Estate wines, dinner from Pasta Gigi’s and live music by Katya Williams. The cost is $65 per person at English Estate Winery, 17806 S.E. First St., Vancouver. RSVP to

Feb. 11: The Noir Nights film series pairs a classic film noir with wines inspired by the movie. 1948’s “Raw Deal,” starring Dennis O’Keefe and Raymond Burr, starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St., Vancouver. Movie tickets are $10 and the wine tasting is $5.

Feb. 13: At the next Science on Tap, “Sex, Relationships and Technology,” sex educator Dr. L. Kris Gowen examines whether dating apps and “scientific” matches have changed how we fall in love. Tickets are $9 in advance, $10 at the door of the Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St., Vancouver. or

Feb. 14: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a pedal-powered tour of Vancouver’s finest craft breweries during a CouveCycle Valentine’s Tour. By-the-seat prices are discounted Feb. 14 to $20 per seat, or take advantage of the February special and book a group of 14 for $250. 360-831-8687 or

Feb. 15-March 3: Love Street Playhouse, 126 Loves Ave., Woodland, presents a 10-year revival of one of its most popular plays, “Steel Magnolias,” about a group of Southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor. Tickets are $20 at

Feb. 16 and 17: Sip some of the region’s finest wines paired with tempting chocolate treats during a self-guided Wine & Chocolate Pairing tour from noon to 5 p.m. on both days (though hours may vary at individual wineries). For a list of participating wineries, visit

Feb. 22-24: Wizard World Portland brings thousands of costumed fans to the Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland, to celebrate pop culture and shop for original art and collectibles. Hours vary each day and tickets range from $39.99 to $79.99.

Feb. 26: The Vancouver Watershed Alliance hosts the monthly Food and Film Series from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. See a documentary followed by a discussion and enjoy free pizza. February’s film is “Oil and Water.” 360-852-9189 or

Feb. 27: See a free showing at 7 p.m. of “Soundtrack for a Revolution,” at Old Liberty Theater, 115 N. Main Ave., Ridgefield, followed by a discussion with local jazz legend David Watson about the powerful music of the American civil rights movement.