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Try this: Local Authors Book Fair; Jurassic Camas; “Imagination”

Five things to do this week

By Monika Spykerman, Columbian staff writer
Published: February 29, 2024, 6:00am


The Local Authors Book Fair is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Clark County Historical Museum, 1511 Main St., Vancouver. Meet 18 new and well-known local authors representing a broad range of genres, including Pat Jollota, Jeff Davis, Russell Mickler, Patty Grasher, Donna Sinclair and Gina Mercado. Admission is free. This event is in conjunction with downtown Vancouver’s First Friday Art Walk. Visit cchmuseum.org for more details or contact the museum at 360-993-5679 or outreach@cchmuseum.org.

Winding up

The Southwest Washington Wind Symphony will perform colorful, zany music by contemporary composers at “Imagination,” 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Union High School Performing Arts Center, 6201 N.W. Friberg-Strunk St., Camas. The 55-musician concert band will perform “Xerxes” by John Mackey, “Overture to an Endless Summer” by Kara Williams and “Welcome to the Imagination World” by Daisuke Shimizu. Learn more at swwindsymphony.org.


Dinosaurs are coming to downtown Camas from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday during “Jurassic Camas.” Shops, galleries and restaurants will be open late to welcome people to Camas’ monthly First Friday event. Enjoy live music around town, sales and discounts and crafts for kids. Complete the Jurassic Camas Quest passport for a chance to win a two-night stay at the Jurassic Retreat in Washougal. Learn more at downtowncamas.com.

Lights out

Love Street Playhouse presents the thriller “Wait Until Dark,” showing through March 10 at 126 Loves Ave., Woodland. In 1944 Greenwich Village, blind woman Susan Hendrix is imperiled by con men in her own apartment. Susan discovers that her blindness might be the key to her escape, but she must wait until dark to play out the conclusion. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday as well as March 7, 8 and 9, with 2 p.m. shows on Saturday, Sunday and March 10. Tickets are $25 at lovestreetplayhouse.com.

Trains, planes and bridges

The Philanthropic Educational Organization will offer a presentation “When Vancouver Missed the Boat: Those Who Kept Vancouver from Growing,” at 6 p.m. Monday at the Clark County Historical Museum, 1511 Main St., Vancouver. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. and the presentation begins at 6 p.m. Historian and author Pat Jollota will discuss Vancouver’s development from early endeavors to bringing a railway to town to battles over bridging the Columbia River. Buy tickets ($15) at www.cchmuseum.org. Proceeds benefit women’s educational scholarships.

… And more

For more details about these and other events — like Enspire Arts’ “Celebrate the Arts” concert, the Sons of Norway monthly brunch and a night of comedy at Vancouver Elks Lodge with Mary Gallagher — visit events.columbian.com.