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Try this: Spring Makers Market, Vancouver Chocolate, Coffee and Tea Fair, ‘Common Ground’

Five things to do this week

By Monika Spykerman, Columbian staff writer
Published: April 18, 2024, 6:07am

Flowers and finds

Dennis’ 7 Dees Vancouver Garden Center, 10006 Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, is hosting a Spring Makers Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday featuring 25 artists. Handmade, botanically focused ceramics, jewelry and art will be sold among the nursery’s spring flowers. Landscape designers will be on hand to offer advice. Entry is free and snacks and drinks are available to buy. The day includes free workshops such as how to make seed bombs, smudge sticks and moss art. Paid workshops are candle making and kokedama (plants rooted in moss balls). Call 360-892-7880 to learn more.

Music that matters

Members of the Music Teachers Association of Clark County will perform a benefit concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 309 W. 39th St., Vancouver. The program, which includes works by Mendelssohn, Johann Strauss, Scarlatti, Schubert, Purcell and Rachmaninoff, will raise scholarship funds for college music majors. The selections include works for piano, violin, viola, cello, clarinet and voices. Admission is a suggested donation of $20, though any amount is welcome and no donations are required to enjoy the concert. For more details, visit mtacconline.org.

Sip and sample

The third annual Vancouver Chocolate, Coffee and Tea Fair is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at The Gathering Place, 2500 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver. Guests can sample Northwest-made chocolate, freshly brewed coffee and premium teas and meet the artisans who make them. The fair includes live demonstrations and door prizes throughout the day. Admission is free. Learn more at gatheringchurch.com/chocolate.

Spring bling

Bridge Island Arts and Vintage will host the Garnish Jewelry Swap from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Give old jewelry new life by trading it for new-to-you pieces. Drop off old, new, used, unused or broken jewelry to Bridge Island Arts and Vintage, 1902 S.E. Sixth Ave., Camas, through Friday. Then come back on Sunday to pick out new jewelry pieces. Items to swap include necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, belts, buckles, beads and buttons. Store hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Learn more at bridgeisland.com.

Go underground

The Liberty Theatre and the Camas Farmers Market will offer a showing of “Common Ground” at 11:30 a.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. The documentary is the sequel to “Kiss the Ground,” which inspired the United States Department of Agriculture to put $20 billion toward soil health. With personal stories from those on the front lines of the food movement, “Common Ground” unveils the web of money, power, and politics behind the food system. Tickets are $10 and 10 percent of all proceeds will be donated to the Camas Farmers Market.

… And more

For more details about these and other events — like the Craft and Plant Sale at Cascades Presbyterian Church, free walk-in demonstrations at Orion Fencing and exhibit of 1800s cloth dolls at Covington House — see events.columbian.com.

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