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Try This: Haunted walking tours, Girlfriends Run/Walk, ilani food fest

Five things to do this week

By , Columbian staff writer

A spooky stroll

The Clark County Historical Museum, 1511 Main St., Vancouver, offers haunted walking tours at 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays in October, when tour-takers can learn what haunts the buildings and streets of downtown Vancouver and hear peculiar tales of local history. Guides will lead groups of 25 people age 10 and older on mile-long tours of Main Street. Tickets are $18 at or call 360-993-5679.


The ilani Wine & Food Fest runs Friday through Sunday on the first floor of ilani’s parking garage. The event features wine tastings, chef demonstrations, a Bloody Mary and Bubbles Brunch and a cigar and bourbon tasting. Ticket prices vary per activity. The festival is limited to 500 people. Proceeds benefit the Northwest Wine & Food Society and the Ridgefield Lions Club. Visit for pricing and the event schedule or call 877-464-5264.


Hear from the Washington State University Vancouver library archivist at 7 p.m. tonight as he relates tales about Depression-era gangster, Alvin “Creepy” Karpis. Admission to the Clark County Historical Museum for this Speaker Series event is $5, $4 for seniors and students, $3 for children under 18. Proof of vaccination is required to attend. The presentation is also viewable at For details, call 360-993-5679.

Run away

The Why Racing Events is hosting the Girlfriends Run/Walk, a 6K, 10K and half marathon on Sunday at Vancouver Waterfront Park, 695 Waterfront Way, to raise money for breast cancer programs and services in Southwest Washington. The race begins at 9 a.m. but attendees should arrive at 8:30 a.m. Registration costs range from $30 to $95. Get details at or call 360-314-4682.


The Salmon Creek Lions are hosting free paper shredding and a food drive from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Chuck’s Produce in Salmon Creek, 2302 N.E. 117th St. Bring documents to be shredded as well as donations of nonperishable food for the Clark County Food Bank. For details, visit or call 360-798-1850. The Fort Vancouver Lions will also offer free paper shredding and a food drive from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 16 at Mill Plain United Methodist Church, 15804 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd.