Saturday, September 24, 2022
Sept. 24, 2022

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Try This: Night Market Vancouver, Slo Poks Car Club, Taste ’n Tunes

Five things to do this week

By , Columbian staff writer

Sunset shopping

The Night Market Vancouver will host outdoor summer markets 4:30-9:30 p.m. Friday and again on Sept. 15 in the Red Parking Lot outside O’Connell Sport Center at Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. The market features 60 local vendors, live music with a DJ and dance lessons, as well as food vendors. The entry fee is $5. Ages 12 and younger are free. Leashed pets are welcome. Tickets are available at

Sip and shine

The Slo Poks Car Club will host the Uptown Village Show and Shine from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Enter at the corner of Main Street and McLoughlin Boulevard in Vancouver. The cost is $15 to register a vehicle, plus a donation of school supplies. The show is open to hot rods, motorcycles, rat rods, custom and collector cars. Trophies will be awarded. After the car show, join the Sip and Stroll from 5-8:30 p.m., when Uptown Village businesses will offer specialty drinks and cocktails. Tickets are $35 per person at Both events are fundraisers for the Hough Foundation.

Ears and eats

Enjoy Taste ’n Tunes from 1-7 p.m. Saturday at Marina Park, 24 S. A St., Washougal. Columbia River Arts and Cultural Foundation is hosting this event as a fundraiser for Washougal’s new Performing Arts and Cultural Center at the Port of Camas/Washougal waterfront. Jim Fischer will perform at 2 p.m. and King Louie Pain will perform at 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Food vendors include Kona Ice and Kiawe Island Bistro. Buy raffle tickets for a yacht trip, hotel stay and kayak rental. Adults are $15, kids ages 3 to 12 are $5 and tots younger than 2 are free. Get tickets at Bring chairs and blankets but leave dogs and alcohol at home.

Horticultural history

Friends of Fort Vancouver will host a free garden party 4-6 p.m. Saturday in the Fort Vancouver Heritage Garden, 1001 E. Fifth St., Vancouver. Attendees can tour the garden, talk with National Park Service volunteer gardeners, purchase botanical books and enjoy a wine and beer garden. Volunteer gardeners will discuss preservation techniques from 1845 such as salting, pickling and drying. Fort Vancouver will remain open until 6 p.m. for paid admission. Get details at

Get happy

Reprise Choir presents “The Treble Tones,” a summer choral concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 401 E. 33rd St., Vancouver, featuring songs about joy, hope and love. Vocalists from the April Duvic Vocal Studio will perform between larger choral numbers. The event is free but guests are encouraged to donate to the church’s music program or bring nonperishable food items to donate to FISH of Vancouver.

… And more

For details about these and other events like the “Batty for Bats!” interpretive program at Battle Ground Lake, the Hockinson Artisan Market and the free Guess Who performance at ilani,  visit

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