Small town, big fun
Celebrate Camas’ community spirit during Camas Days on Friday and Saturday in downtown Camas. Browse the street fair with artisan vendors and a food court from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. both days. Enjoy wine, microbrews and live music from 5-11 p.m. both days. The Kids’ Street is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. both days. Watch the Kids’ Parade at 12:15 p.m. on Friday and see the Grand Parade at 11 a.m. on Saturday, followed at 1 p.m. by bathtub races in front of City Hall. For details, contact the Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce at 360-834-2472 or email@example.com.
Visit Vancouver Waterfront Park at 695 Waterfront Way for the Vancouver Waterfront Summer Concert Series, free concerts from 6-8 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 12, rain or shine. Friday’s featured band is Conjunto Allegre. Attendees should bring blankets and lawn chairs. Arrive early for dinner at one of the restaurants along the waterfront or bring picnic fare to enjoy during the show. Boat owners are also welcome to enjoy the show from the water.
Not in Kansas
Metropolitan Performing Arts presents a twist on “The Wizard of Oz” with the darker tones of the Netflix series “Stranger Things.” Performances will be offered at 6 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Metropolitan Performing Arts, 6403 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students, seniors and military and $5 for Arts for All/SNAP members. Get more details and buy tickets at metropolitanperformingarts.org.
Vancouver Bicycle Club hosts Ride Around Clark County from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Routes start and finish at Bike Clark County, 1604 Main St., Vancouver. Choose one of four routes: Century (100 miles, $65), 89er (89 miles, $65), Metric (62 miles, $55) and Lacamas Loop (32 miles, $45). Food, mechanical assistance and other support will be offered along all routes. Proceeds will support Bike Clark County, Clark County Food Bank and Share House. Register at vbc-usa.com. Day-of-race registration opens at 6 a.m. Helmets are required.
The city of La Center presents Saturdays in the Park, a free concert series in the amphitheater at Sternwheeler Park, 100 E. Fourth St., La Center. Concerts are offered every Saturday through Aug. 6. All performances begin at 6 p.m. Bring chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner and enjoy live music. The Fleetwood Mac tribute band Gold Dust is playing Saturday. The Credence Clearwater Revival tribute band Fortunate Son will play July 30 and Les Cellar Rats will play hits of the ’80s on Aug. 6.