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Try This: Lucky Lager talk; ‘A teacher goes to war’ lecture; fun in nature

Five things to do this week

By — Monika Spykerman
Published: February 22, 2024, 6:04am

Feeling Lucky

Clark County Historical Museum kicks off its 2024 History on Tap season at 7 p.m. today at the Kiggins Theatre with historians Tyler Castle and Pat Franco presenting “History a-Brewin’: Lucky Lager Untapped.” The program celebrates the 90-year history of the Lucky Lager Brewing Company through marketing campaigns and memorabilia. Before the main event, the audience is invited to see tidbits of history, some true and some fake in “A History and a Lie,” followed by Clark County Trivia. Tickets are $5 at kigginstheatre.com or $10 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tour of duty

Retired Vancouver teacher, author and historian Jeff Dacus presents “A Teacher Goes to War” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Clark County Historical Museum, 1511 Main St., Vancouver. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the free lecture. Dacus will discuss his book, “Desert Storm Marines: A Marine Tank Company in the Gulf,” the story of young Washingtonians called into service for Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Dacus is also the author of “Fighting Corsairs: The Men of Marine Fighting Squadron” and “Perceptions of Battle: Washington’s Victory at Monmouth.” Learn more at cchmuseum.org.

Footprints and fauna

Vancouver Water Resources Education Center offers “Animal Tracking Basics: Life Along the Water’s Edge,” from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. Registration is required at cityofvancouver.us/events/animal-tracking-basics-life-along-the-waters-edge/. Students will learn how to interpret the clues left behind by common wildlife. Class is outside, rain or shine, and best for ages 10 and older. Class requires walking off-trail. For details, email vanwrec@cityofvancouver.us or call 360-487-7111.

Just peachy

Journey Theater presents “James and the Giant Peach, Jr.,” with performances Friday through March 2 at the Joyce Garver Theater, 1500 N.E. Garfield St., Camas. Shows are 7 p.m. Friday and March 1 and at 2 p.m. Saturday and March 2. Adults are $19, youth ages 2 to 18 and seniors over 62 are $16. All tickets are $2 more at the door. Get more details and buy tickets at journeytheater.org.

Something fishy

Columbia Springs, 12208 S.E. Evergreen Highway, Vancouver, will host a Nature Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. February’s theme is “For the Love of Salmon” featuring a day of hands-on science and nature experiences exploring the life cycles of salmon as well all salmon’s significance to our region. This event is designed to be engaging for curious people of all ages. The next Nature Fun Day is March 23. Questions? Visit columbiasprings.org.

… And more

For more details about these and other events — like the country-Western jam session at the Barberton Grange, The Historical Trust’s presentation about Washington state’s connection to George Washington and the Watershed Alliance’s Food and Film series — see Page B6 or events.columbian.com.