Drums and dance
The community is invited to attend Clark College’s annual Educating for the Seventh Generation Powwow from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday in the Gaiser Student Center, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Admission is free. The grand entry is at 6 p.m. Colors retire at 10 p.m. Drummers are by invitation only but all dancers are welcome. The event includes information tables and vendors selling Native arts and crafts. For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit clark.edu/campus-life/arts-events/powwow/.
IDEAfest 2023 is Vancouver’s one-day gathering of innovators, thinkers, creatives and makers from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the Community Room at Groove Nation Performing Arts, 3000 Columbia House Blvd., Vancouver. The theme for the festival’s inaugural year is “Change … It’s Up to US!” Attendees will hear local changemakers share stories about how they’re making a difference and network with others who share a passion for making a positive impact. The cost is $18 per person and includes lunch and coffee. Register at buytickets.at/resonate2/920086.
Southwest Washington Model Railroaders is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the basement of the auxiliary building of Memorial Lutheran Church, at the corner of East 29th Street and Grand Boulevard in Vancouver. See three layouts in operation: the main 34-by-14-foot layout, the 12-by-24-foot dual-gauge layout and a shelf layout. Admission is free but donations are accepted. The basement is accessed via stairs. Learn more at trainweb.org/swwmodelrail/Index.html.
All that jazz
All Saints Episcopal Church, 2206 N.W. 99th St., Vancouver, presents “American Fusion” at 6 p.m. Saturday, an evening of music, food and a silent auction. Entertainment includes a performance by Grammy-nominated concert jazz pianist and composer Jasnam Daya Singh, as well as the Satori Men’s Chorus and the All Saints Brass Ensemble. Doors open at 6 p.m. to bid on silent auction items and enjoy light refreshments before the music begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35. To reserve tickets, call 973-800-9268 or email email@example.com.
Mum’s the word
The Vancouver Chrysanthemum Society will host its 78th annual chrysanthemum show, “Falling for Mums,” from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Hudson’s Bay High School, 1601 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver. Enter off Reserve Street. Admission is free. See prize-winning exhibition-size mums, floral arrangements, bonsai style and garden variety mums. Learn more about the National Chrysanthemum Society at mums.org or email the Vancouver chapter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
… And more
For more details about these and other events — like Camas Music Boosters Teacher Talent Showcase, Hockinson High School’s “Bad Auditions by Bad Actors” and the book signing and chocolate sampling at Bettyrose’s Chocolate and Coffee — see events.columbian.com.