Saturday, December 3, 2022
Dec. 3, 2022

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Try This: Venardos Circus, spring concert, Salmon Creek Farmers Market

Five things to do this week

The Columbian

Under the big top

Venardos Circus is offering shows at Vancouver Mall, 7800 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive, every day through June 19. The complete performance schedule is available at, as are tickets ($25 for adults, $15 for kids under 12 and free for babies under 1). Created by former Ringling Bros. ringmaster Kevin Venardos, each performance features animal-free circus acts in a Broadway musical-style format. Pre-show entertainment begins an hour before showtime.

Find your thing

Kindred Homestead Supply hosts the Downtown Alley Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month in the alley next to the store. The market features vendors selling vintage wares and antiques, handmade goods, clothing and accessories, jewelry, candles, soap and original art. The market will continue through October. Get details at

History hunt

The Police Activities League of Southwest Washington and Clark County Historical Museum present The Amazing History Race scavenger hunt at 9 a.m. Saturday. Teams can have up to four people and compete at two levels of difficulty: History Buffs or Hardcore Historians. Team registration includes T-shirts, medals and an after-race picnic. Tickets run $35 to $80. Learn more and register at

Sing a song

The Clark College Concert Choir presents its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 401 E. 33rd St., Vancouver. Admission is free, though donations are welcome. The choir will perform pop arrangements of “True Colors” and “Lovely Day” and the more traditional “Sure on This Shining Night” by Lauridsen. They will also sing Byron J. Smith’s Gospel piece “He’ll Make a Way,” an arrangement of Shawn Kirchner’s “Bright Morning Stars” and Jake Runestad’s “Nyon Nyon.” For more details, visit

Market fresh

The Salmon Creek Farmers Market will be open at the Salmon Creek Grange, 1900 N.E. 154th St., Vancouver, every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Oct. 4, with holiday events on Oct. 25 and Dec. 13. The market features more than 30 local vendors selling produce, berries, veggies, fruit, plants, fresh-cut flowers, farm-raised meats, eggs, honey, coffee, tea, kombucha and crafts by local artisans. Learn more at

… And more

For more information about other upcoming events, including the Camas-Washougal Historical Society Plant Fair and Clark College’s production of Terrence McNally’s “It’s Only a Play,” see event listings at