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Aug. 18, 2022

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Try This: Extraordinary 5K, “A Night at the Movies,” Vancouver Chrysanthemum Society

Seven things to do this week.

By , Columbian staff writer

An electrifying event

The Squires Electric Extraordinary 5K starts at 10 a.m. Saturday. Runners and walkers will follow a course along the Vancouver waterfront. The $25 fee includes a T-shirt and swag. Proceeds support The Hough Foundation. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at 695 Waterfront Way. Kids under 12 run free. Register at

Movies on ice

Mountain View Skating Academy presents “A Night at the Movies,” at Mountain View Ice Arena, 14313 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, with two shows at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday featuring student ice skaters. Performances include “Sing 2,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Grease” and “Star Wars.” Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for children 6 to 12, and free for children under 5. $40 tickets are available for groups of four. Buy tickets at

Pride for all

Everyone is invited to Summer of Pride’s Community Gathering from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Clark County Historical Museum, 1511 Main St., Vancouver. This free social mixer helps the LGBTQ+ community connect with each other through activities and resource-sharing. There will be ice breakers, “speed meeting,” games, a resource table, refreshments and a prize drawing. See details at

Mum’s the word

Vancouver Chrysanthemum Society offers rooted cuttings of hardy and exhibition chrysanthemums from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Greenhouse 5 at 78th Street Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver. Additional sales will be held on May 7 and 8, along with the Master Gardener Foundation Mother’s Day Sale. The mum sale features 14 flower forms, including varieties not available in garden centers. Mum experts will be on site to offer advice.

Greenhouse goodies

The Columbia River High School FFA Plant Sale runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Columbia River High School Greenhouse at 800 N.W. 99th St., Vancouver. Horticulture students have been growing flowers, vegetables, herbs, native plants and hanging baskets with organic soil and non-GMO seeds. Payment will be accepted by cash or check only. Get more information at 360-313-3900.

Put down roots

NatureScaping of Southwest Washington will host a Bare Root Trees, Shrubs and Perennials Sale from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Center for Agriculture, Science and Environmental Education, 1100 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. The sale features trees, shrubs, perennials, mason bees, garden photography and a raffle. Proceeds benefit NatureScaping. Members-only shopping is from 9 a.m. to noon; register at or call 360-737-1160.

Art in bloom

The Society of Washington Artists presents its spring art show and sale through Saturday at Vancouver United Church of Christ, 1220 N.E. 68th St., Hazel Dell, featuring art and a silent auction. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. today, noon to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Awards and distribution of auction items will follow a reception 5-6 p.m. Friday. Learn more at

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