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Try This: Saturday in the Park Pride; waterfront concert, free Friday movies

Five things to do this weekend in Clark County

By , Columbian staff writer

Pride of Vancouver

Vancouver USA Pride presents Saturday in the Park Pride, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Esther Short Park. The event features live entertainment, food vendors, raffles and giveaways, an artisan market and booths with information from groups and businesses that support the LGBTQ community. Learn more at vanusapride.org. From 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, join the VancouBears at the seventh annual Pride Tea Dance on the patio at Heathen Feral Public House, 1109 Washington St., Vancouver. This annual dance is fundraiser for the Queer Youth Resource Center.

Territory folks

Amboy Territorial Days is 3 to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Territorial Park, 21400 N.E. 399th St., Amboy. It kicks off with a car show from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday with a $10 entry fee per vehicle. It continues on Saturday and Sunday with artisan vendors, food vendors, a beer garden, live music, a silent auction, a painted rock scavenger hunt, a kids’ zone, a reptile show, log show and bingo. The parade, “Logs and Lawnmowers” is at 10 a.m. Saturday. On Sunday, watch lawnmower races from 1 to 3 p.m. Learn more at tdays.org/schedule-of-events.html.

River rock

Vancouver’s Waterfront Park is the place to be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays from today through Aug. 10 for Vancouver’s free Waterfront Concert Series. Arrive early for dinner at one of the restaurants along the waterfront or bring a picnic to enjoy during today’s performance by Curtis Salgado. Boat owners can also enjoy concerts from the water. Pay to park in one of the waterfront’s privately owned lots or park on the street, which is metered on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. but is otherwise free. Learn more at cityofvancouver.us/parksrecculture/page/summer-concert-series.

Screen on the green

Start your weekend with Free Friday Night Movies, shown at parks throughout Vancouver every Friday through Aug. 18. Arrive at 7 p.m. to enjoy activities before the movie begins. The big screen comes to life at dusk with blockbusters like “Wakanda Forever,” “Strange World” and “Super Mario Bros.” All movies are closed captioned. Friday’s movie is “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” (rated PG) at Bagley Community Park, 4607 Plomondon St., Vancouver. For the full schedule, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/Movies.

Movies and munchies

La Uva Fortuna Farms, 16712 N.E. 219th St., Battle Ground, offers Movies in the Vines every Friday through Sept. 1. Gates open at 7 p.m. and movies start at dusk. Bring blankets and low-backed chairs for seating on the lawn. Wood-fired pizza, wine and cider are available to buy (no outside food allowed). To buy tickets ($3.50 for ages 5 and up) and see a complete schedule, visit lauvafortuna.com. Friday’s movie is “The Princess Bride” (rated PG).

… And more

For more details about these and other events — like the Clark County Historical Museum’s “Behind the Scenes: Museum Collection Show and Tell,“ the Downtown Alley Flea Market and Farm Days at Pomeroy Farm — visit events.columbian.com.