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Dec. 6, 2023

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Try This: ¡Celebración de Primavera!, Savor Southwest Washington Wine, History talk

Five things to do this week

By , Columbian staff writer

Party primavera

¡Celebración de Primavera! is a festival for kids and adults in celebration of Latino culture from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday in the Clark College Gaiser Student Center at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. The event is free and open to everyone. Enjoy food, crafts, puppet shows, live kids’ music, a performance by Ballet Folklorico, dance lessons and a dance party. For more information, call Michelle Golder at 360-992-2543. Driving directions and parking maps are available at www.clark.edu/maps.

Chamber champions

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Music Series continues at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Royal Durst Theater at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, 3101 Main St., Vancouver. This concert includes the works of Haydn, Telemann, Chevalier de Saint-Georges and Albinoni. The orchestra will present Haydn’s “Sturm und Drang” symphony “La Passione,” along with the “Viola Concerto” by Telemann, Albinoni’s eighth “Concerto for Oboe” from “12 Concerti a cinque,” and Chevalier de Saint-Georges’s “Symphony No. 1.” Tickets ($25) are available at vancouversymphony.org.

Wine about it

Savor Southwest Washington Wine is an annual event featuring wines from Southwest Washington growers, winemakers and tasting rooms in partnership with six boutique restaurants. From noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, attendees can sample wines from 20 wineries as well as enjoy small bites and light fare in the Montage Event Space at Groove Nation Performing Arts Center, 3000 Columbia House Blvd., Suite 107, Vancouver. Tickets are $75 per person, including all wine and food, and are available at eventbrite.com.

Toe-tapping tunes

Clark County Historical Museum welcomes Sammuel Murry-Hawkins and “The Historic Music Preservation Project: Preserving Historic Music for Future Generations” for May’s Speaker Series, 7 tonight at 1511 Main St., Vancouver. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $5; seniors and students are $4; children under 18 are $3; and free for museum members, veterans and military personnel. The project is dedicated to the preservation of popular dance music published between 1880 and 1955, performed by The Ne Plus Ultra Jazz Orchestra exactly as it was heard in its heyday.

Barbershop bash

Northwest Harmony Chorus and Columbia River Chorus present the annual Sendoff Show at 2 p.m. Saturday at Vancouver United Church of Christ, 1220 N.E. 68th St., Vancouver. The groups are getting ready to sing four-part a cappella music in the barbershop style at a regional contest in Spokane. Several guest ensembles and competing quartets will also participate in the Sendoff Show, including PDX Voices, the Barbershop Harmony Society and the 2022 Evergreen District Mixed Chorus champions. Admission is free and the evening includes raffle drawings.

… And more

For more details about these and other events — like the Bethel Lutheran Church summer concert series, Repair Clark County in Battle Ground and the Spring Starts Stock-up at Second Mile Food Hub — see or events.columbian.com.

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