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Try This: Planters Days, ‘Amplify,’ Juneteenth

Five things to do this week

By , Columbian staff writer

Through the years

Magenta Theater, 1108 Main St., Vancouver, presents “Same Time Next Year” through June 26. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Performance dates are tonight, Friday, Saturday and June 24, 25 and 26. The play looks at 25 years of American culture through the lives of Doris and George, who meet once a year for a romantic rendezvous. Tickets ($20) are available at

Back with a bang

Woodland will host its 100th anniversary Planters Days festival, “Celebrating 100 Years of Community,” tonight through Sunday at Hoffman Plaza, across from 100 Davidson Ave. in Woodland. The festival kicks off tonight with parades and fireworks. Other highlights include live music, bingo, a vendors’ market, a barbecue, a military vehicle display, a car show and cruise-in, a talent show, raffle drawings, bed races and the traditional frog jump. Get details at

Loud and proud

Mon Ami Cafe, 1906 Main St., Vancouver, hosts “Amplify,” a queer/BIPOC poetry and storytelling open mic event 5:30-7 p.m. every Thursday. Sign-ups begin at 5:30 p.m. Dandelion Teahouse and Apothecary, 109 W. Seventh St., Vancouver, also hosts a queer/BIPOC acoustic music open mic 3:45-5:30 p.m. on the third Saturday of every month. Sign-ups begin at 3:45 p.m. The time allotment for participants at both events is five minutes. Admission is free and refreshments are available for purchase at both locations.

Land of the free

Celebrate Juneteenth with art, music, food trucks, vendors and games from 1-7 p.m. Friday in downtown Vancouver’s Esther Short Park. Juneteenth is a federal holiday that marks when soldiers, by order of President Abraham Lincoln, went to Texas to free the last African American slaves. This free inaugural event is organized by Odyssey World International Education Services with support from the city of Vancouver and Vancouver Parks and Recreation. Learn more at

Smell the roses

The Fort Vancouver Rose Society will present its 67th rose show, “Nature’s Artistry,” on Saturday at First Evangelical Church, 4120 N.E. St. Johns Blvd., Vancouver. This is the largest rose show in the Northwest. The show is open to any nonprofessional rose grower. Entries will be accepted between 7 and 10:15 a.m., followed by judging from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The show will be open for public viewing 1-4 p.m. Learn more at

… And more

For more details about these and other events, like the Clark College Orchestra Spring Concert or the Jams and Jellies Class at Second Mile Food Hub, see event listings on Page B8 or visit

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