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Try This: ‘Shrek the Musical,’ MLK Jr. Day; Portland Boat Show

Five things to do this week.

By , Columbian staff writer

Go green

Union High School, 6201 N.W. Friberg-Strunk St., Camas, presents “Shrek the Musical,” the Broadway adaptation of the films featuring a lovable green ogre, at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Jan. 21, and at 2 p.m. Jan. 22. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students, cash only at the door. Ticket sales begin one hour prior to showtime. Doors open for general seating 30 minutes prior to showtime. Masks are required. Learn more at

Head for the trees

Friends of Trees and the city of Vancouver need volunteers to plant 6- to 10-foot trees in central Vancouver neighborhoods at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Volunteers should arrive at Evergreen Bible Church, 9600 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, at 8:45 a.m. to sign in before heading to the planting location. Gloves and tools are provided but dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Registration is required at For more details, email

Remember the dream

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast is 8 to 10 a.m. Monday at the Hilton Vancouver Washington, 201 W. Sixth St., Vancouver. The civil rights icon, diplomat and activist Andrew Young will speak about continuing King’s legacy. Tickets start at $50. Register at Attendees must show proof of vaccination. Proceeds benefit iUrban Teen Scholarship; learn more at

Float your boat

The Portland Boat Show is happening through Sunday at the Portland Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, Portland. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Shop for fishing boats, yachts, cruisers, sport fishers and kayaks plus electronics and accessories, propellers, boat towers and boat trailers. Get details and purchase tickets ($15) at Masks are required.

A day to serve

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a national day of service. Join volunteers at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the corner of MacArthur Boulevard and North Blandford Drive in Vancouver to help the Watershed Alliance pull invasive English ivy from Blandford Canyon. Dress warmly with long pants, closed-toe shoes and a mask. Tools and gloves are provided. Requires some strenuous physical activity. Registration and a COVID-19 self-screening are required; see

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