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Try This: Raptors tailgating; Junior Market; Hockinson Fun Days

Five things to do this week

By , Columbian staff writer

Tailgate party

Downtown Ridgefield will host four Tailgate Nights to support the Ridgefield Raptors baseball team 4-6 p.m. Saturday, as well as June 25, July 16 and July 28. Gather in the skate park, 108 N. Third Ave., for music and games and to meet mascot Rally the Raptor and Raptors players. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant or get take-out from a food truck. C-Tran will offer free bus service to and from the ballpark at Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex. For details, visit

Fun and profit

More than 100 kids ages 6 to 16 from around the region will showcase their entrepreneurial skills at the Junior Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Vancouver Farmers Market, at the west end of Esther Short Park, 605 Esther St. Kids will sell homegrown and handmade products. The market is in partnership with the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and Lemonade Day, a nonprofit organization that encourages entrepreneurship.

All the colors

“Unicorns and Rainbows” is the theme for First Friday, 5-8 p.m. Friday in downtown Camas. Enjoy a sticker scavenger hunt, games and crafts, art shows, live music and after-hours shopping. Pick up your sticker passport at Journey Church, 304 N.E. Fourth Ave., then search for Eunice the Unicorn in local businesses. Dress in rainbow colors or wear a unicorn costume and get entered to win prizes. For more information, visit or call 360-216-7378.

Hometown pride

Hockinson Fun Days kicks off with bingo 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, followed by skits 8-10 p.m. at Hockinson High School. On Saturday, Fire District 3 hosts a pancake breakfast from 7-11:30 a.m. Saturday’s festivities continue with a Fun Days Parade at noon, a Marketplace Bazaar and Country Fair Carnival from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hockinson Community Center, and a car show with live music at Elim Church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn more at

Old fashioned fun

The Parkersville Heritage Foundation is hosting the first Parkersville Day from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Parker’s Landing Historical Park, 24 S. A St., Washougal. Activities include a Chinookan blessing and storytellers in period clothing. Families can enjoy Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and play old-time games like wheelbarrow races, ring toss, bean bag toss and croquet. See student artwork inspired by the park’s heritage trees and hear the high school brass band. Get details at

… And more

For more information about these and other events such as Farm Days at Pomeroy Farm, Clark County Historical Museum Speaker Series and the Elks Lodge Retro Prom, see our events calendar.

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