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Thursday, February 29, 2024
Feb. 29, 2024

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Try This: Parade of Homes; Salgado; model trains; safety fair; Yacolt Burn

By , Columbian staff writer

Here are five things to do this week.

No place like home

The Clark County Parade of Homes is an annual showcase of custom homes in Southwest Washington highlighting the best in home design, amenities, technology, outdoor living and imaginative use of space. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Sunday at Zephyr Point in Ridgefield, 2205 S. Hillhurst Road. Admission is $15; children 12 and under are admitted free. Tickets are valid any day, but no re-entry is allowed. Buy tickets at aftontickets.com/groparadeofhomes.

Blues and bites

Award-winning vocalist, instrumentalist and songwriter Curtis Salgado will perform with his band at Billy Blues Bar & Grill, 7115 N.E. Hazel Dell Ave., from 9-11:30 p.m. Friday. The cover charge is $15. Salgado is a seven-time winner of the Blues Music Award for Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year, most recently in 2022. He co-fronted The Robert Cray Band, has recorded nine solo albums, and has toured the country with Steve Miller and Santana. Get more details at billybluesbarandgrill.com.

All aboard

Southwest Washington Model Railroaders will celebrate its 50th year with the Great Train Swap Meet at Battle Ground High School, 300 W. Main St., from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The event features model trains and material in all scales, collectibles and memorabilia. Park for free at the North Parkway Avenue parking lot. Early-bird admission at 9 a.m. is $10. Regular admission is $5 or $3 for students. Children under 6 are admitted free. Get details at facebook.com/Southwest-Washington-Model-Railroaders-147237705342435 or call 360-737-6780.

Safety first

The Camas-Washougal Fire Department will host a free Health, Safety and Emergency Preparedness Fair at the Camas-Washougal Fire Department Station No. 42, 4321 N.W. Parker St., Camas, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Events include live firefighting and car-rescue demonstrations, CPR and fire-extinguisher demonstrations, face-painting and balloons for kids, as well as lunch for attendees. Local agencies and businesses will be on site with helpful information.

Where there’s smoke

North Clark Historical Museum, 21416 N.E. 399th St. in Amboy’s 1910 United Brethren Church, presents an exhibit about the 1902 Yacolt Burn, the largest fire in Washington’s history until the 2014 Carlton Complex fire. A program at 2 p.m. highlights the history of the fire, pioneer stories and the fire’s local impact. Visitors can also buy $1 raffle tickets for “Wild Flowers,” a quilt made by the Chelatchie Quilters. Proceeds benefit the museum. The air-conditioned museum is wheelchair accessible. Admission is free. For details, call 360-247-5800 or email museumnch88@gmail.com.

… And more

For more details about these and other events — like the Camas Girls’ Night Out fundraiser for breast and ovarian cancer, the free showing of “Samurai in the Oregon Sky” at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center and the Friends of Hospice Southwest Washington‘s Oktoberfest dinner auction — see Page B7 or visit events@columbian.com.