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Try This: Hockinson Blueberry Festival, Sunday Sounds, Summerfest

Five things to do this week.

By , Columbian staff writer

True blue

The Hockinson Main Street Team and Majestic Farms Blueberries are hosting the fourth annual Hockinson Blueberry Festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hockinson Community Center, 15916 N.E. 182nd Ave., Brush Prairie. Celebrate this year’s berry season with fresh blueberries from local farmers. Enjoy live music, flowers and plants, snacks, a pie eating contest and purchase fresh blueberries by the pint or by the flat. Berry sales begin at 9 a.m. Starting at 11 a.m., guests can enjoy music, a kids’ area, concessions, local vendors and shaded seating.

Playing around

Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” presented by Metropolitan Performing Arts, has been abridged and set in 1972 as a women’s study group travels from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., to attend the Women’s Rights March. The free play will be performed at several outdoor venues around Vancouver, starting Saturday and Sunday at 6403 Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver. Additional dates are July 22 and 23 and Aug. 12 and 13. All shows are at 6 p.m. Audiences should bring blankets, lawn chair and picnics. For more details, call Kris Heller at 360-975-1585.

Be well

Vancouver Direct Primary Care, in collaboration with the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life, presents Wellness in the Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in Esther Short Park. Find information about local gyms, healthcare and wellness providers and take an exercise class, listen to music or simply enjoy the park. Free consultations will be provided by chiropractors, massage therapists, physical therapists and alternative medicine specialists. The day’s schedule includes meditation, interval training, tai chi, salsa dancing, strength training and hula hooping.

Sounds of summer

Enjoy live music at Columbia Tech Center Sunday Sounds concerts 6 to 8 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 13 at Columbia Tech Center Park, 17701 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver. Check out the new amphitheater while enjoying an eclectic mix of music in east Vancouver. On-site vendors will have food and nonalcoholic beverages available for purchase. Bring a picnic and park for free in the field next to Columbia Tech Center Park. Sunday’s concert is the Tom Petty tribute band Petty Fever. Learn more at cityofvancouver.us/parksrecculture/page/summer-concert-series.

Meet on the porch

The Historic Trust presents the Summerfest series with live music, art, theater and poetry on the patio at the General O.O. Howard House, 750 Anderson St., Vancouver. Enjoy art demonstrations by members of the Southwest Washington Watercolor Society. Attendance is free and guests are encouraged to bring blankets and low-backed chairs for seating on the lawn. Picnics are welcome. From 6 to 8 p.m. July 19, enjoy country and blues music with Catherine Loyer and Strawberry Roan. Additional dates are July 30, Aug. 9, Aug. 20 and Aug. 26.

… And more

For more details about these and other events — like the Green Neighbors Natural Garden Tour, Ridgefield Main Street Day and Comedy on Tap at the Kiggins Theatre — visit events@columbian.com.