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Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Oct. 3, 2023

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Try This: Fun and Flamingos, King’s Kruz-In, Ridgefield’s Day of Festivals

Five things to do this week

The Columbian

The silver screen

Clark County Historical Museum’s Speaker Series continues at 7 tonight with “Vancouver Goes to the Movies,” at 1511 Main St., Vancouver. Historian Andy Gregg details Vancouver’s movie-going history from the Palace Theater’s opening in 1909 to the Kiggins Theatre today. Gregg also explores the rise and fall of the single-screen theater and how movies bridge social and racial divides. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $5, seniors and students are $4, kids under 18 are $3 and veterans and military personnel are free. Get details at 360-993-5679 or cchmuseum.org.

Flock to it

Summer Fun and Flamingos” returns to downtown Camas 5-8 p.m. Friday. Wear flamingo-inspired clothing to win prizes and enjoy flamingo-themed games and crafts, art gallery receptions, after-hours shopping, dining specials and live music. Play “What Does the Flamingo Say?” in downtown businesses and try your hand at flamingo water races, flamingo plinko and flamingo croquet. For details, visit facebook.com/camasfirstfriday.

Country roads

Nashville in the Northwest, 5-10 p.m. Friday at La Uva Fortuna, 16712 N.E. 219th St., Battle Ground, is a songwriters’ festival that brings together emerging musical artists from Nashville, Tenn., and the Pacific Northwest. The evening starts at 5 p.m. with cocktails, beer and wine, followed by the concert at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door starting at 6:30 p.m., while supplies last. All ages are welcome. Food and drinks can be purchased from La Uva Fortuna. For more details, email justin@justinklump.com.

King of car shows

The 19th annual King’s Kruz-In is 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Glenwood Community Church, 12201 N.E. 72nd Ave., Vancouver. The family-friendly car show is known for its large turnout of rods, classics and customs, live bluegrass music and barbecue lunch. The fee to enter a car is $15. Entrants and spectators are asked to bring nonperishable food items for Vancouver’s FISH food pantry. For details, call 360-571-3300.

The best fests

Ridgefield’s Day of Festivals is 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. It features three events: Ridgefield First Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Overlook Park and Davis Park with a farmers market and artisan vendors, Paddle for Life Dragon Boat Races from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Ridgefield waterfront, and the Ridgefield Art Association Forest Fair from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Abrams Park featuring art for sale, live music, food, a tiny parade, a tiny garden contest and a beer and wine garden. All events are free and C-Tran will offer a free shuttle bus between the event locations.