Itching for bargains
The Downtown Alley Flea Market happens from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month through October in the alleyway next to Kindred Homestead Supply, 606 Main St., Vancouver. Browse among 20 vendors selling vintage wares and antiques, handmade goods, clothing and accessories, jewelry, candles, soap and original art, all while live music plays. For a list of vendors, visit www.kindredhomesteadsupply.com.
A stitch in time
The Clark County Quilters Guild is hosting the annual Quilters’ Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Salmon Creek United Methodist Church, 12217 N.E. Highway 99, Vancouver. Quilters and crafters will find fabric, patterns and books, craft items and quilting tools including rotary cutters and mats at bargain prices. Look for the Easter gnomes; door prizes will be awarded. Learn more at clarkcountyquilters.com.
Coming up roses
Master Rosarian Dr. Rich Baer will give a free presentation about the myths of rose gardening at the Fort Vancouver Rose Society, 7-9 p.m. tonight at St. Luke’s-San Lucas Episcopal Church, 426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver. Baer will offer a session on pruning climbing roses. Katherine Fry will also speak about mason bees. The rose society will award door prizes, including a mason bee house. The public is welcome. Learn more at fortvancouverrosesociety.org.
Pacific Stageworks Theater Company will host The Spring Swing Thing Gala at 7 p.m. Friday at the Providence Academy Ballroom, 400 E. Evergreen Blvd., Suite 105. The Ne Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra will play the swingin’ music of the 1920s and ’30s while guests dance, dine and drink for a cause. The evening includes dinner and an auction. Tickets are $50 per person or $80 per couple, on sale at pacificstageworks.org.
The Washougal Community Senior Center, 1681 C. St., Washougal (behind the library and city hall) hosts a free weekly painting group from 2-5 p.m. Tuesdays. Artists are invited to work on new projects and get support from other painters. Those who work in a range of media — watercolor, acrylics and oil — are all welcome. For more information, contact Stephanie Chamberlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.