Monday, September 20, 2021
Sept. 20, 2021

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Try This: Movies in the park, art fest, National Night Out

Five things to do this week

By , Columbian staff writer

Little art on the prairie

Fern Prairie Art Fest is a two-day juried art show and sale in the gardens at Shangri-La Farm from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The event features original paintings in oils, acrylics and watercolor, pastels, mixed media, pottery, ceramics, glass, jewelry, wood and metal. Park at Grove Field Airport, 632 N.E. 267th Ave., or take free shuttle service. For details, visit

Park perks

Vancouver Parks and Recreation offers free movies every Friday night through Aug. 27 at a different Vancouver park. Family-friendly, closed captioned movies begin at dusk. Bring blankets and chairs. Friday’s movie is “The Croods: A New Age” (PG) at Fort Vancouver Historic Site, 612 East Reserve St., Vancouver. Learn more at

Oil conservation

Art at the CAVE, 108 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, welcomes the Northwest Oil Painters Guild for its annual show, “Cave Paintings,” with 80 paintings on display through Saturday. The show is judged by Kevin Weaver, director of Art on the Boulevard. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Learn more at

Onward and upward

Camas Parks and Recreation is hosting two free movie nights in Crown Park, at the intersection of Northeast Everett Street and Northeast 15th Avenue in Camas. At 9 p.m. Friday, see Pixar’s “Onward” (PG), about brothers who go on a quest to spend more time with their dad. At 8:30 p.m. Aug. 20, see Disney’s live action “The Lion King” (PG). Bring blankets, chairs and a picnic, or buy dinner from Top Burger across the street. Sorry, no pets.

Get out

Join Battle Ground’s National Night Out, featuring free family activities and entertainment from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 3 in Kiwanis Park, 422 S.W. Second Ave., Battle Ground. Enjoy free barbecued hot dogs prepared by the Battle Ground Police Department and Fire District 3. The event is sponsored by Prevent Together: Battle Ground Prevention Alliance and the city of Battle Ground. Learn more at