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Try This: Fishing, festivals and plant fairs

Five things to do this week

By Monika Spykerman, Columbian staff writer
Published: May 5, 2022, 6:02am

Fish tales

The Columbia Springs Fishing Festival begins today and culminates in a Fishing Celebration 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Battle Ground Lake State Park, 18002 N.E. 249th St., Battle Ground. Visit www.columbiasprings.org to register. The event will include activity stations, fishing games, casting practice, fish art, expert presentations, science and nature games and tackle giveaways. Participants will be entered to win a rod and reel set. Purchase dinner from Ash Woodfired Pizza. Attendees who don’t have a Discover Pass will need to pay a $10 parking fee.

Spring fling

Ridgefield will host a Spring Festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Overlook Park, 113-131 S. Main Ave., followed by a 7:30 p.m. concert at Old Liberty Theater, 115 N. Main Ave., featuring guitarist Claude Bourbon. Enjoy a kids’ craft station with pool-noodle ponies and flower crowns, see the Ridgefield Art Association’s spring art show, hear live music, see a maypole dance and eat free cake pops. The Ridgefield Garden Club will also host a plant sale at Abrams Park, 400 Abrams Park Road.

Green scene

The Camas Plant & Garden Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday features 100 nurseries, growers and garden artists. Find trees, plants, flowers, garden art and outdoor furniture, planters, veggie starts, birdhouses and feeders, hanging baskets and herbs throughout downtown Camas. Scout Troop 554 will be on hand with wagons to help customers transport their purchases to cars. Garden experts will be on hand with free advice. Kids will enjoy garden crafts and the Strolling Jugglemania Show.

Art party

The new La Casita Multicultural Center, 205 E. 16th St., Vancouver, invites the community to attend an open gallery 6-10 p.m. tomorrow, in conjunction with downtown Vancouver’s First Friday Art Walk. See original art, enjoy salsa music and dancing, watch live ceramics demonstrations and try hands-on art projects. Come back 2-6 p.m. Sunday for a family celebration with more music, dancing, food and art. Admission is free. For details, call Josephine at 360-953-4297.

Musical interlude

The Vancouver Symphony Chamber Orchestra will perform live 3 p.m. Sunday at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics’ Royal Durst Theater, 3101 Main St.. The orchestra will perform works by Mozart, Haydn, Puccini, Tchaikovsky and Foote. The concert will highlight Rachel Rencher, principal flute, and Dan Partridge, principal horn. Tickets are $25, $10 for students. Buy tickets at vancouversymphony.org or 360-735-7278.

For details about other events, including the “Reunite the City” scavenger hunt, Kindred Homestead Supply Art Swap and First Friday events in Vancouver and Camas, see our events calendar.