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Try This: ‘Trash to Treasure’; ‘Clue’; ‘The Samurai Code’

Five things to do this week

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Waste not

The “Trash to Treasure” exhibit at Art at the CAVE, 108 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, features sculptures by Recycled Arts Festival artist Bill Leigh created from objects discarded at local transfer stations. Each artwork for sale contains at least 75 percent recycled materials. The exhibit opens Friday and can be seen from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays until Jan. 29, with an artist’s reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 22. Learn more at artatthecave.com.

Enjoy something bubbly

The Amazing Bubble Man kicks off Columbia Play Project’s Wiggles and Giggles series at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St., Vancouver, part of a series of kid-friendly shows on the second Saturday of each month through April. See square bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, fog-filled bubbles and people inside bubbles. Tickets are $10 for ages 3 and up at kigginstheatre.com. Adults must show proof of vaccination and masks are required for all attendees.

Get a clue

The classic board game Clue inspires Camas’ First Friday event this month. Help solve “The Case of the Missing Cupcakes.” Winners get cupcakes and other prizes. Dress as your favorite Clue character, see “Clue” at the Liberty Theatre, enjoy after-hours shopping and art gallery shows while kids do Clue-themed crafts. Get an activity list at Journey Church, 304 N.E. Fourth Ave., starting at 5 p.m. Friday. The event wraps up at 8 p.m. Get more details at downtowncamas.com.

Block by block

The Portland Japanese Garden, 611 S.W. Kingston Ave., Portland, presents an exhibit of antique Japanese woodblock prints running from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Jan. 30 (except Tuesdays) in the Pavilion Gallery. The display features the work of two masters of the form who created exquisitely rendered pieces toward the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The exhibit is included with admission, $18.95 for adults, available at japanesegarden.org.

Live by the code

The Camas Public Library presents a Zoom seminar by author and speaker Lori Tsugawa Whaley at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, “The Samurai Code: How Bushido Changes Lives.” Bushido is the code of ethics practiced by ancient Japanese samurai warriors, a code Tsugawa Whaley relied on during recovery from a traumatic brain injury. The event is free but registration is required at EventBrite or by calling 360-834-4692. A link will be emailed to participants on Jan. 11.

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