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Friday, March 1, 2024
March 1, 2024

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Try This: Gargantuan garage sale; drum circle; poetry open mic

Five things to do this week

By , Columbian staff writer

Bring on the bargains

Northwest’s Largest Garage Sale will be Saturday at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield. Browse among 600 indoor vendors selling vintage goods, antiques, new and used items, furniture, jewelry, clothing, household goods and garden art. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., admission is $7. Early admission at 7 a.m. is $20. Kids under 12 are free. Parking is $6 cash. Get details at www.nwgsales.com or call 360-907-5919.

Light on your feet

Van City Ballroom is hosting beginners’ dance lessons and social dancing 7-10 p.m. Saturdays at 9212 N.E. Highway 99, Suite 110, Vancouver. A 45-minute lesson starts at 7 p.m. followed by social dancing until 10 p.m. A different dance will be taught each week. No registration or partner is necessary. Proof of vaccination is required. The cost is $10 per person or $5 for students. Call 360-907-4694 for details or visit vancityballroom.com.

Pick up the beat

The Traveling Day Society is hosting a community drum circle from noon to 3 p.m. Friday in the upper parking lot of All Saints Episcopal Church, 2206 N.W. 99th St., Vancouver. The circle will be drumming continuously for all three hours. Anyone is welcome to join for any length of time. Hoop drums and sticks are available or bring your own flute or drum. Participate in the drumming or just come to listen. Call 360-573-8106 with questions.

Tracing the past

Clark County Historical Museum’s Speaker Series continues at 7 tonight with “From Pacific Shores to Columbia River Banks: Historical Traces of the Chinese Community in Vancouver, Washington” by Dr. Xiuyu Wang. The in-person event is at 1511 Main St., Vancouver. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $5; seniors and students are $4; kids under 18 are $3; and it’s free for museum members, veterans and military personnel. Get details at cchmuseum.org or call 360-993-5679.

Poetry party

Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic celebrates National Poetry Month with Clark County Poet Laureate Armin Tolentino at 7 tonight at Art at the Cave, 108 E. Evergreen Blvd. Tolentino is the author of the poetry collection “We Meant to Bring It Home Alive.” There’s a $5 suggested donation to attend. Attendees can share an original poem, read another’s work or simply listen. For more details, email Christopher Luna at christopherjluna@gmail.com.