Saturday, May 28, 2022
May 28, 2022

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Try This: ‘Messiah,’ ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,’ Santa visit

Five things to do this week


Christmas classics

The Vancouver Master Chorale will perform Handel’s “Messiah” and traditional carols with a live orchestra at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 4300 Main St., Vancouver. Admission is $25. Proof of vaccination and face coverings are required. Get details at

The Peanuts gallery

Metropolitan Performing Arts presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” at its Black Box Theater, 6403 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, as well as Dec. 17 and 18 and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, as well as Dec. 18 and 19. Masks, proof of vaccination (if over 12) or negative COVID-19 test is required. Tickets are $18 for adults or $14 for students, seniors and military. Get tickets at

Merry market

The Vancouver Farmers Market will offer its Fall Markets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 18 at the corner of Eighth and Esther streets in downtown Vancouver, along the west edge of Esther Short Park. Find seasonal produce and locally made artisan goods for your holiday table and for gift-giving. For a list of vendors, visit All attendees must wear masks.

Ho, ho, ho

Santa Claus will visit the festively decorated Marshall House, 1301 Officers Row, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Take photographs, make holiday crafts, listen to a seasonal story or enjoy family time. All children will receive goodie bags. Guests ages 5 and older must be masked. Admission is free but make reservations at Learn more at or call 360-992-1800.

Start with art

Aurora Gallery, 1004 Main St., Vancouver, is hosting its annual group show during the months of December and January. Find ornaments, dish sets, framed art and photography, jewelry, suncatchers, books, cards, glass and pottery. Gift wrapping and custom framing are offered. Some items are also available to view at For more details, call 360-696-0449.


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