Saturday, May 28, 2022
May 28, 2022

Linkedin Pinterest

Try This: Children’s parade, “Newsies” and flea market

Five things to do this week

By , Columbian staff writer

Love a parade

The Children’s Culture Parade, featuring 750 students from Evergreen and Vancouver schools, begins at 10:15 a.m. Friday at Pearson Air Museum, 1115 E. Fifth St., and concludes inside Fort Vancouver’s stockades at 11:45 a.m. Festivities include costumed volunteers, remarks from Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle and music from the Vancouver Community Concert Band. Learn more at

Read all about it

Evergreen High School will present Disney’s classic musical “Newsies” through May 21 at 14300 N.E. 18th St., Vancouver. When the titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, newsies rally to fight for what’s right. Showtimes are 10:30 a.m. today and 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday, May 19, 20 and 21. Performances are three hours. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children, students and seniors. To buy tickets, call the high school at 360-604-3700.

A blooming good time

The Camas-Washougal Historical Society Plant Fair is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 14 and June 12 at the Two Rivers Heritage Museum, 1 Durgan St., Washougal. Plants for sale include Solomon’s seal, forsythia, red hellebores, violets, hostas, peonies, azaleas and rhododendrons, wildflowers and other native plants like Camas lilies. Proceeds support the historical society. To learn more, visit or call 360-980-1732.

Treasure hunt

Kindred Homestead Supply hosts the Downtown Alley Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month through October 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. Get details at

A killer musical

Metropolitan Performing Arts presents “Heathers, the Musical,” the black comedy rock musical based on the 1989 movie, through May 22 at 6403 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 7 p.m. Sundays. Saturday is Pride Night, when proceeds will be donated to the Queer Youth Resource Center. Tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for students, seniors and military. Tickets are available online at Patrons are encouraged to wear masks inside the theater.


Support local journalism

Your tax-deductible donation to The Columbian’s Community Funded Journalism program will contribute to better local reporting on key issues, including homelessness, housing, transportation and the environment. Reporters will focus on narrative, investigative and data-driven storytelling.

Local journalism needs your help. It’s an essential part of a healthy community and a healthy democracy.

Community Funded Journalism logo