Monday, January 30, 2023
Jan. 30, 2023

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Try This: ‘Hunchback’; Christmas at the farm; ‘A Christmas Carol’

Five things to do this week

By , Columbian staff writer

Cathedral capers

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Music Series returns to Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St., Vancouver, at 7 tonight. The performance features Lon Chaney in the 1923 film “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” accompanied by live music as it would have been heard in the 1920s. The score is arranged by pianist Rodney Sauer and performed by Stephen Shepherd on violin, Dieter Ratzlaf on cello, Steve Bass on clarinet and Bruce Dunn on trumpet. Tickets are available at Adults are $25 and students are $10. Get details at or 360-735-7278.

Make a memory

Pomeroy Farm invites you to take family photos during Christmastime at the Farm from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Snap holiday card photos, meet Santa, enjoy a hot drink from Bluum Coffee and shop at the holiday vendor market. Santa Claus will be on site from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. Admission is $5 for adults or $3 for kids ages 3 to 11. No pets except for service animals are allowed on the farm grounds. Cards and cash are accepted for admission, but some vendors may take only cash. Learn more at

Tune in

Listen to Re-Imagined Radio’s “Hearing Voices,” a radio presentation featuring true historical tales told by the people who lived them. These compelling stories, drawn from the Clark County Historical Museum’s oral history collection, include “Living with Chief Joseph,” “Working the SPS Railroad” and “The Russians Arrive.” KXRW.FM and KXRY.FM will broadcast the program at 1 p.m. Monday. It will later be available to listen to for free at

Jazz it up

The Clark College Jazz Band presents its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Gaiser Student Center on the main campus at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. The concert features pieces written by guest composer and percussionist Michele Fernández showcasing the Union High School Jazz Band. Fernández is a prominent name in big band composing in Cuban styles and her works are performed in major venues around the country. Admission to the concert is free but donations to the Clark College Music Department are welcome at the door.

No humbug

Battle Ground High School presents “A Christmas Carol” today through Saturday at The Lair performance venue, 300 W. Main St., Battle Ground. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with curtains up at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 per person, available online or cash at the door. This production, an original adaptation by drama director Stephan “Cash” Henry, explores Scrooge’s backstory: how he came to meet and become partners with Jacob Marley, his disdain for love and marriage and his anger at the system of workhouses and prisons. Get tickets at

… And more

For more details about these and other events — like Vancouver School of Arts and Academics’ presentation of “Once Upon a Mattress,” the Vancouver Farmers Market Fall Harvest Market and CooperCon at the Kiggins Theatre — see