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Try This: ReLit Festival, Ridgefield Multicultural Festival, Labor Day Car Show

Five things to do this week

By — Monika Spykerman
Published: September 1, 2022, 6:02am

Light it up

Columbia Springs is hosting the ReLit Festival through Sept. 28. Salvaged items that have been made into lamps will be on display and for sale in locations around downtown Vancouver. Take a free tour and offer bids on the lamps you like. The program culminates at 6 p.m. Sept. 28, with “Compositions and Kilowatts,” an evening of music at Columbia Springs, 12208 S.E. Evergreen Highway, Vancouver. Tickets range from $5 to $20. Kids younger than 12 are free. Visit one.bidpal.net/relit/welcome to get a map for the lamp tour and buy tickets for the concert.

A close brush

Celebrate Art!” will bring art to the streets of downtown Camas from 5-8 p.m. Friday. Activities include live music and dance performances, artist demonstrations, plein air painting from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with an evening display at Camas Gallery, art receptions, games with prizes and “From Art to Finish,” in which artists begin a piece and eventgoers add their own touches. Other activities include the “Choose Your Favorite Art” passport game, a downtown mural tour and kids’ crafts. Visit downtowncamas.com.

A rich heritage

The city of Ridgefield presents the Ridgefield Multicultural Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Overlook Park featuring music, dance, artisan vendors and food. This year’s theme is “Dance.” Melao de Cuba will perform at 11 a.m. with salsa dance teachers. Also see Titlakawan Aztec dancing, Pa’akai Hawaiian dancing, Scottish country dancers and Vancouver Ballet Folklórico. Try barbecue, Hawaiian shaved iced and other food trucks. For more details, visit ridgefieldwa.us/event/first-saturday-september/.

Vroom with a view

The 40 et 8 society of American veterans and service members will host its annual Labor Day Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the 40 et 8 Château, 2809 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver. Drop by to see classic cars and other custom vehicles in mint condition; enter your own roadster for $20; funds support the 40 et 8 and its various charity projects. Admission is free. Food will be available. To learn more, email office@voiture-99.com or call 360-574-8461.

HAM it up

The owners of Gather Arts and Naty’s Candles have joined forces to create the Hockinson Artisan Market, an outdoor vendor market to showcase the work of local makers and small business owners. The Hockinson Artisan Market (known as “HAM” with its flying pig mascot, Ham Hawks) is at the corner of Northeast 182nd Avenue and Northeast 159th Street, across from the Hockinson Market in the parking lot of the community center. The market will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and again Sept. 17. To learn more, visit hockinsonartisanmarket.com or facebook.com/HockinsonArtisanMarket.

… And more

For more details about these and other events such as Beaches Summer Cruisin’ at Portland International Raceway, the Fort Vancouver Rose Society’s annual in-house rose show and the “Nuts About Squirrels” program at Battle Ground Lake State Park, visit events.columbian.com.