Saturday, November 27, 2021
Nov. 27, 2021

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Try This: BirdFest & Bluegrass, Pumpkin Pageant, Handmade Market

Five things to do this week

By , Columbian staff writer

Tweets and twangs

Saturday’s BirdFest & Bluegrass event, “Back to the Refuge,” is a partnership between downtown Ridgefield and the Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge that includes virtual and in-person activities like hikes, crafts and a Pickers’ Festival. Enjoy bluegrass performances around town from noon to 5 p.m. and vendors in Overlook Park at South Main Avenue from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn more at or call 360-887-9495.

Pumpkins and princesses

Wear a Disney-themed costume to see artfully carved and decorated pumpkins in downtown Camas during the annual Pumpkin Pageant, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Vote for your favorite pumpkin and enjoy art shows, kids’ crafts, giveaways, treats, games and prizes. Shops will be open late. See for details or call 360-216-7378.

Hufflepuff highjinks

Pacific Stageworks presents “Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic,” a comedic riff on the world of a well-known wizard, playing Friday through Oct. 30 at the Terrell-Everest Theater in the RS Medical Building, 14001 S.E. First St., Vancouver. Tickets, $5 to $20, are on sale at For details, call 360-777-7502. Masks required, regardless of vaccination status.

The right to fight

The Historic Trust presents “Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in WWII,” an exhibit at the Artillery Barracks, 600 Hatheway Road, Vancouver, on display from Friday to Jan. 15. Viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and until 7 p.m. Fridays. The cost is $10 for adults or free for children 12 and under. For details, visit or call 360-992-1800. Masks are required to view the exhibit.

Handmade hoopla

Get started on holiday shopping at the Handmade Market, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Salmon Creek Grange, 1900 N.E. 154th St., Vancouver. The market will feature local artisans and small-business owners selling handcrafted items. Shoppers will also enjoy door prizes every hour, games and swag bags for the first 50 attendees. Contact Myhriah Young for details at