Friday, May 27, 2022
May 27, 2022

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Try This: ‘Trash to Treasure’; ‘What Insects Do and Why’; meadowscaping

Five things to do this week.

By , Columbian staff writer

A transformative experience

The “Trash to Treasure” exhibit at Art at the Cave, 108 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, features sculptures by Recycled Arts Festival artist Bill Leigh made from objects found at garbage transfer stations. The exhibit runs through Jan. 29, but Leigh will attend an artist’s reception 2-4 p.m. Saturday to discuss his creative process. Light refreshments will be served. To learn more, visit, or

A fruitful endeavor

WSU Clark County Extension Master Gardener program is offering an in-person, hands-on blueberry pruning workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the 78th Street Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver. The cost is $5. View a video at home before attending class; the video can be viewed without attending the class. Registration is required at For more details, call 564-397-5738 or email

All the buzz

Science on Tap canceled the online presentation “What Insects Do and Why” scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday due to a speaker scheduling error. For more information, visit

Words to grow by

Join Clark County Poet Laureate Armin Tolentino’s Seedlings Writing Workshop, which is intended to generate new writing in a supportive community. No previous writing experience is necessary. Recommended age for participants is 16 and older. Space is limited; RSVP at This is an indoor, in-person event at Cascades Presbyterian Church, 9503 N.E. 86th St., Vancouver. All participants must wear masks.

The grass is always greener

Clark Conservation District, Clark County Green Neighbors and WSU Extension Master Gardeners present a free Zoom class, Meadowscaping in the Home Garden, from 7-8 p.m. today. Get inspiration and tips on how to create a beautiful and beneficial meadow on your property to provide habitat for pollinators and native wildlife. Visit to learn more or register at


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