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Go: ‘Whale Rider’; Project Cinderella; Couve Clover Run

The Columbian
Published: March 22, 2019, 6:00am
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Dress in your snazziest green and come out to join the fun at the Couve Clover Run March 24. Contributed photo
Dress in your snazziest green and come out to join the fun at the Couve Clover Run March 24. Contributed photo Photo Gallery

1. Whale tale

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas, will offer a free showing of “Whale Rider” (PG-13) the acclaimed 2002 family drama set in New Zealand. Pai, an 11-year-old Maori girl, believes she is destined to be chief — an honor given only to boys. Pai must master a legendary feat to prove her worthiness. The movie starts at 11 a.m. March 23 with free popcorn. Afterward, stroll through the shops, restaurants and galleries in charming downtown Camas 360-834-4692 or

2. Fairy tale fashion

The Evergreen High School National Honor Society, in collaboration with 11 other high schools, is hosting Project Cinderella from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 23 at 14300 N.E. 18th St., Vancouver — a clothing swap and sale for students who need formal attire for proms, recitals or weddings. Anyone is welcome to browse through more than 1,300 dresses and suits, as well as shoes and purses. Dresses are $10, or bring a gently used dress to donate in exchange for a free one. There will be changing rooms, a photo booth, on-site hairdressers and costumed princesses and princes to make it a royal event. 360-909-1403

3. A pirate’s life for me

Set sail for Metropolitan Performing Arts’ free 30-minute play, “Peter Pan and Annabelle,” at 5 p.m. March 22, at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver — and at 10 and 11 a.m. March 23 at Vancouver Barnes & Noble, 7700 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd. Annabelle is a wannabe pirate who aims to join Captain Hook’s crew; she’d rather grow up and have swashbuckling adventures than stay a kid. She visits Neverland and matches wits with Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, the Lost Boys and Smee. This original one-act play stars young actors in MPA’s Broadway Jr. program. 360-975-1585 or

4. I’ll be Bach

Bach in the Subways is a worldwide celebration of the music of German composer J.S. Bach, whose 334th birthday was March 21. Noted Portland pianist and organist Christopher Schindler joins the party with a free “Bach on Keyboards” concert 2 to 5 p.m. March 23 at First Congregational UCC Church, 1220 N.E. 68th St., Vancouver. The program has a drop-in format, so Bach aficionados can listen to as much or as little of the concert as time permits. Schindler will play several preludes and fugues, a partita, the Italian Concerto, various organ chorale preludes and the Goldberg Variations.

5. Green legs and scram

Celebrate a late St. Patrick’s Day in festive green while running or walking three, seven or 10 miles in the Couve Clover Run, with $5 from each registration fee going to local charities; kids 17 and under race for free in the three-mile run/walk. The run starts and finishes in downtown Vancouver at Main Event Sports Grill, 800 Main St. The racing begins at 9 a.m. March 24, but arrive at 8:30 a.m. to get revved up and ready to go. Afterward, refuel at Main Event’s post-race party with food and Northwest brews. Registration includes shirts, medals, awards and Irish music. 360-574-7292 or