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Oct. 17, 2021

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Try This: Farm tour; watercolor show; choir concert; Furry Friends fundraiser; symphony gala

Five things to do this week

By , Columbian staff writer

Farm fancy

Tour eight Clark County farms from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday during the free, self-guided Harvest Celebration Farm Tour. Farms will be open to the public for animal petting, U-pick vegetables and flowers, hayrides, live music and photo ops with alpacas. Participants can meet local farmers and purchase farm products. To see a map of participating farms, visit

Watercolor wonders

The Southwest Washington Watercolor Society will host its fall exhibition from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Marshall House, 1301 Officers Row, Vancouver. See 90 watercolor and water-media artworks in the building’s West Parlor. Artists’ demonstrations will be on the front lawn both days. Admission is free. Visitors must wear masks, regardless of vaccination satus. For details, see

A time to sing

Chor Anno presents “Resilience,” an in-person concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Vancouver’s United Church of Christ, 1220 N.E. 68th St., Vancouver. The choir comprises 32 singers and choral directors from Clark County, the Northwest and beyond who travel to Vancouver for this annual performance. Admission is free and donations are welcome. Proof of vaccination is required to attend. See the complete concert program at

Just fur fun

“Meowy Poppins” is Furry Friends’ annual auction fundraiser, with online bids being accepted for vacation and entertainment experiences, winery tours and tastings, gift certificates to local eateries, gift baskets, handcrafted artisan wares and pet items. Bid at until 9 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds cover Furry Friends’ veterinary costs and operating budget. For details, email or call 360-993-1097.

Good cause gala

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s fundraising gala, “Resiliency Through the Arts,” blends in-person and virtual performances from noon to 9 p.m. Friday. An online auction opens at noon and the show begins at 6 p.m. featuring music by Mozart, Dvorak and Chopin. The event will be livestreamed for free at For tickets ($100) to the in-person performance at the Hilton Vancouver, call 360-735-7278.