Monday, November 29, 2021
Nov. 29, 2021

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Try This: History on Tap, Spruce the Couve, farm tour

Five things to do this coming week


The shady side

Clark County Historical Museum concludes this year’s History on Tap series at 7 tonight at the Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St., Vancouver, with “Campfire Tales: Monster from the Couve Lagoon.” Historians Pat Jollota, Brad Richardson and Jeff Davis will explore the darker side of Clark County with haunting accounts and tales of vice and crime. Tickets ($15 in advance, $18 at the door) can be bought at the theater box office or at Doors open at 6 p.m. Proof of vaccination is required to attend.

Rake it in

At 9 a.m. Saturday, the city of Vancouver and Vancouver’s Downtown Association are organizing “Spruce the Couve” in honor of Make a Difference Day. Volunteers will remove litter and leaves throughout downtown Vancouver. Volunteers should wear masks, long pants and closed-toe shoes and bring water bottles, gloves and rakes. Get details and register at or call 360-258-1129.

Hazelnut haven

WSU Clark County Extension Small Acreage Program is offering a guided tour of Baurs Corner Farm, 4316 N.W. 169th St., Ridgefield, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. See the farm’s sustainably grown hazelnuts, dahlias, chickens and fruit trees, as well as its compost bins, barns, hedgerow and riparian buffer strip. Tickets are $10 (plus fees) per household. Register at or call 564-397-5729. All visitors must wear masks.

Fire and art

From 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Hidden House Market, 100 W. 13th St. in downtown Vancouver, will host an evening of food, drink and art with “I Am Enough,” a one-person art exhibit featuring works made as creative therapy for anxiety and depression. The event includes a performance by “fire bender” Garrett Wilkins. Admission is free. Food and beverages are available to buy. Attendees must wear masks. Call 360-281-8951 for details.