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Try This: Furry Friends fundraiser, Ants Ants Ants, ‘Grow Your Own Strawberries’

Five things to do this week

By Monika Spykerman, Columbian staff writer
Published: March 30, 2023, 6:00am

Kitten around

Furry Friends, a nonprofit no-kill cat rescue organization, is hosting “We Can Move Meow-tains,” its online auction fundraiser, from 6 tonight until 6 p.m. Sunday. View the auction items at auctria.events/furryfriendsspringauction. Proceeds will support the projected $50,000 cost of spay-and-neuter services during kitten season and other veterinary expenses. To learn more about volunteer opportunities or to make a donation, visit furryfriendswa.org or call 360-993-1097.

A brush with art

Pike Art Gallery, 302 N.E. Sixth Ave. in downtown Camas, hosts “Thirsty Art Thursdays” from 5 to 7 p.m. to feature live painting demonstrations by Liz Pike and Blue Bond. Complimentary refreshments will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. today. The public is also invited to visit the gallery during downtown Camas’ First Friday Art Walk on the first Friday of every month from 5 to 8 p.m. with free appetizers and beverages. For more details, call 360-281-8720 or visit lizpike.art/ART/Pike_Art_Gallery.html.

Boogie bugs

Ants Ants Ants will perform at the Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St., Vancouver, at 10 a.m. Saturday as part of Columbia Play Project’s educationally entertaining Wiggles and Giggles Series. Ants Ants Ants is a musical group that plays smart, catchy kids’ pop. There will be one more Wiggles and Giggles show at the Kiggins at 10 a.m. April 18 featuring Red Yarn’s music, dancing and puppets. Tickets are $10, available at kigginstheatre.com. Kids age 2 and under are free.

New to you

Vault 31 Bar, 316 S.E. 123rd Ave., D4, Vancouver, is hosting a clothing swap meet from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday with clothing for all body sizes and ages. Bring good condition hand-me-downs and take home some new-to-you clothes. Admission is $5 per person. Proceeds benefit “Pack Is Here,” a documentary film featuring transgender roller derby skaters. Unclaimed clothes will be donated to Q Center’s Gender Affirming Career Closet and Beyond These Walls Care Closet. Register at seedandspark.com/fund/pack-is-here to receive a free gift at the door.

Berry educational

WSU Extension Clark County Master Gardeners will offer the “Grow Your Own Strawberries” workshop from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at 1919 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver. The class provides an overview of different types of strawberries plus planting and care techniques. Each participant will take home a bare-root strawberry plant. The outdoor class requires walking on uneven ground. Registration ($10) is required at eventbrite.com/e/grow-your-own-strawberries-workshop-tickets-510908901277. For details, contact Erika Johnson at 564-397-5738 or erika.d.johnson@wsu.edu.

…And more

For more details about these and other events — like the Camas Public Library’s free centennial celebration, the auto swap meet at Portland International Raceway and the free, all-ages Columbia River Walk with the Water Resources Education Center — see  events.columbian.com.