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Wednesday, June 7, 2023
June 7, 2023

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Try This: Parade of Bands, beach cleanup, silent auction

Five things to do this week

By , Columbian staff writer

Strike up the band

The Hazel Dell Parade of Bands will march through town from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, starting at Clark County Fire District 6, 8800 N.E. Hazel Dell Ave. The parade features high school marching bands from across the Northwest as well as floats and equestrian entries. The route (Hazel Dell Avenue, Northeast 63rd Street from Hazel Dell Avenue to Highway 99, and Highway 99 to 78th Street) will be closed to cars but open to parade-goers. Learn more at www.hdscba.org/parade.

Waggin’ train

DOGPAW, a nonprofit organization that maintains four off-leash dog parks in Clark County, will host a silent auction fundraiser 5-8 p.m. Monday at JB’s Taphouse & Grill, 2011 S.E. 192nd Ave., Camas. The evening will include raffles with prizes and auction items donated by local businesses. Learn more at www.facebook.com/DOGPAWoffleashparks.

Time for tea

Loving Them Forward will host a tea party fundraiser at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Vancouver Church, 3300 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver. Attendees have lunch while learning more about Loving Them Forward, a nonprofit organization that supports Clark County caregivers. The menu includes soup, sandwiches, quiche, scones with jam and cream, various desserts and teas. Tickets are $30 at lovingthemforward.org or 360-524-4344.

Raise the bar

The Watershed Alliance of Southwest Washington hosts monthly beach clean-ups at Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park, 9612 N.W. Lower River Road, Vancouver. Volunteers will help pick up litter along the beach from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday. Future beach clean-up dates are June 11, July 9, Aug. 3 and Sept. 10. Volunteers should dress for the weather and bring their own snacks and water. Register online at thewatershedalliance.org/events.

Go exploring

Love Street Playhouse, 126 Loves Ave., Woodland, presents the comedy “The Explorators Club” in person at the theater. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, May 26, 27 and 28 and 2 p.m. Sunday and May 29. The Arctic Institute, a bastion for old gents, has fallen on hard times. The club is the beneficiary of Tom’s large life insurance policy if he died in an accident. He didn’t. How can the club make it seem like he did? Tickets are $22 at lovestreetplayhouse.com or 800-966-8865.