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Go: Jurassic Quest, Junk Queens Country Christmas, Grape-ful Women’s Wine and Toys

By , Columbian News Assistant
Published: November 15, 2019, 6:00am
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Jurassic Quest, at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds Nov. 15-17, is a realistic dinosaur event with dinosaur exhibits, a walking dinosaur show, dinosaur tours, dinosaur cinema, a science station, and dinosaur rides. (Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds)
Jurassic Quest, at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds Nov. 15-17, is a realistic dinosaur event with dinosaur exhibits, a walking dinosaur show, dinosaur tours, dinosaur cinema, a science station, and dinosaur rides. (Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds) Photo Gallery

1. Dino-mite

To see dinosaurs that are as close to real as possible (without the danger of becoming a dino-snack), visit Jurassic Quest, Nov. 15 to 17 at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield. This is the country’s largest and most realistic dinosaur event with dinosaur exhibits, a walking dinosaur show, dinosaur tours, dinosaur cinema, science activities and art stations. Kids can snuggle with baby dinosaurs, try their skill at a fossil dig, get their faces painted, play in the dinosaur bounce houses, or ride on the back of a life-size dinosaur. Hours are 3 to 8 p.m. Nov. 15, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 16 and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 17. Tickets are $22 for kids and adults or $20 for seniors. VIP passes for unlimited rides and activities are $36. Parking is $6 cash. www.jurassicquest.com/events/vancouver-wa

2. Restored and revived

One person’s junk is another person’s treasure — especially if that junk has been lovingly restored and given a second life at the Junk Queens Country Christmas sale, 3 to 8 p.m. Nov. 15 ($8 admission) and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16 ($2 admission) in the South Hall at Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield. This shopping event features vendor booths bursting with primitives, antiques, country collectibles, steam-punk items, vintage goods, and one-of-a-kind upcycled and repurposed items — a treasure hunter’s paradise where shoppers can make serious headway on the holiday gift list. “Make & Take” classes will be offered on Nov. 16 for an extra $5 at the door, or free with the donation of a new backpack, blanket or toy. Parking is $6 cash. www.clarkcoeventcenter.com

3. Love at first sight

As Chuck Klosterman said, “Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.” Surround yourself with artistically expressed love at the Society of Washington Artists Fall Exhibit and Sale, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 16 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 17. This professionally judged show and sale showcases a wide variety of art media and disciplines, from paintings and sculptures to glass works, fiber art and ceramics. New this year is an Artists’ Bazaar where savvy shoppers can pick up fine art prints, cards and gifts. The show will be held in the newly remodeled Bradford Room at Vancouver United Church of Christ, 1229 N.E. 68th St. in Hazel Dell. There will be an artists’ reception and an awards brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 16. 503-449-3580 or societyofwashingtonartists.com

4. Festive farm frolic

Christmas is coming early to Pomeroy Farm, 20902 N.E. Lucia Falls Road, Yacolt, when families are invited to enjoy Christmastime at the Farm. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16 or 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17, visitors can take Christmas card photos against the backdrop of misty, pine-covered hills and rolling green pastureland. The farm, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Properties, will be decked out in holiday finery with photo ops at the barn, outbuildings (complete with an antique farm truck) and 1920 log house. Inside the log cabin, Santa will be waiting to help capture card-worthy moments. Families can use their own cameras or cellphones to snap pics, or bring their own photographers. The cost is $5 for adults or $3 for kids 3 to 11; tiny tots 2 and under are free. 360-686-3537 or www.pomeroyfarm.org

5. Making spirits bright

Help make a homeless child’s holiday a little brighter with the Grape-ful Women’s Wine and Toys Event, 3 to 6 p.m. Nov. 17 at Salud! Wine Bar, 224 N.E. Third Ave. in downtown Camas. This annual event — now in its seventh year — is a toy and gift drive for the homeless children served by Open House Ministries, ranging in age from infants to older teens. The evening includes wine tasting and chef-prepared small plates, a silent auction and live music by Avi Haviv. The cost to attend is $15 plus an unwrapped new toy (board games, art supplies, dolls, books, toy cars and trucks, building blocks, sporting goods or crafting materials) or a gift card to Walmart, Target or Fred Meyer. (No toys or games that promote fighting or violence, please.) 360-521-8378 or www.facebook.com/GrapeFulWomen/

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