Saturday, September 18, 2021
Sept. 18, 2021

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Try This: Vancouver Barracks walking tour; fundraiser concert

Five things to do this coming week

By , Columbian staff writer

Walk through history

The Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is offering free walking tours of the Vancouver Barracks from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Tours are limited to 20 participants ages 10 and up. To reserve a spot, call 360-816-6230. Tours start at the Hatheway Parking Lot at 600 Hatheway Road. Learn more at

It takes a village

Enjoy a live concert featuring the award-winning musicians of Three Together and Inversion from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Barberton Grange, 9400 N.E. 72nd Ave., Vancouver. Admission is free but donations will support Villages Clark County, a nonprofit organization that helps the aging stay in their own homes. Unvaccinated guests should wear masks. For details, call Michael Hatfield at 360-609-6628.

A bounty of books

Friends of the Battle Ground Community Library will host the Harvest Days Mini Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 1207 S.E. Eighth Way, Battle Ground. Paperbacks are 50 cents and hardcovers are $1. From 3 to 5 p.m., a whole bag of books is only $1. The sale also includes DVDs, videos and high-quality art books. For details, call 360-906-5000.

Play with ink

Vancouver Art Space at Vancouver Mall is offering a make-and-take workshop from 1-3 p.m. Saturday featuring alcohol inks — waterproof inks that dry permanently on ceramic and glass surfaces. Students will learn how to use alcohol inks on tile, creating a set of four 4-by-4-inch tile coasters, two 6-by-6-inch plaques or animal figurines. The cost is $48 per person, including supplies. See details at or call 360-787-8772.

Play ball, Italian-style

The Sons and Daughters of Italy are hosting bocce ball tournaments on Tuesdays in July in the courts behind Vancouver Elks Lodge 823, 11605 S.E. McGillivray Blvd. Play begins at 6 p.m. and everyone is welcome. For more information, call Paul at 360-521-5584.