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Try this: Camas Plant & Garden Fair and Spruce the Couve

Five things to do this week

By Monika Spykerman, Columbian staff writer
Published: May 9, 2024, 6:03am

Mum’s the word

Enjoy a Mother’s Day brunch and artisan market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Manor Grange, 17901 N.E. 72nd Ave., Battle Ground. The Crafted Palate will offer a light brunch. Sweet Styles Company will sell floral bouquets, 50 crafters and artists will sell their wares which can be wrapped at a gift wrap booth. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Scented Acres Lavender Farm will host a Plant and Craft Fair featuring garden plants and local vendors selling handcrafted items. The lavender shop will be open and fully stocked. Learn more at facebook.com/scentedacres/.

Garden gala

The Camas Plant & Garden Fair is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Find plants, trees, flowers and garden art along Fourth Avenue and side streets in downtown Camas. New vendors include a seed farm, succulents, stained glass art, society of roses, sourdough bread and sweet confections. The Kids’ Zone is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dallas Street with free activities for children including a take-home seed sprouting kit and a petting zoo with goats and bunnies. Rhys Thomas presents the Strolling Jugglemania Show with a giant rose puppet, juggling and stilts. Get more details at cwplantfair.org.

Art affair

The La Center Arts Fair is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Holley Park Wheel Club Community Center, 1000 E. Fourth St., La Center. The event features artist booths, food vendors and kids’ activities. The Cowlitz Drummers will kick off the arts fair with a drum performance. Clark County Poet Laureate Susan Dingle will create a poem for La Center and local novelist Russell Myers will read an excerpt from his recent novel, “Miss, The Target.” Demonstrations include spray-painted art and a martial arts performance. Admission is free. Learn more at facebook.com/LaCenterArtsCouncil.

Treasure hunt

Kindred Homestead Supply hosts the Downtown Alley Flea Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month through October in the alley next to the store at 606 Main St., Vancouver. Shoppers can find everything from handmade pottery and upcycled flannels to artisan soaps, lotions and art prints as well at crocheted, knit, sewn and otherwise handmade treasures. Vendors will also sell vintage furniture and home décor with live music from Ronald Records. Kids can enjoy the bubble machine and chalk art. Learn more at kindredhomesteadsupply.com.

Clean sweep

Join Spruce the Couve, a spring cleanup in downtown Vancouver and Uptown Village from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Volunteers will clean downtown from Fifth Street to 25th Street and plant flowers in Propstra Square. Volunteers should bring water bottles, gloves, kneeling pads, trowels or other hand tools for the cleanup. Volunteers should dress for the weather and wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Register at cityofvancouver.us/events/spruce-the-couve/.

… And more

For more details about these and other events — like stand-up comedy shows at the Kiggins and UnderBar, high school productions of “The Lightning Thief” and “Night of the Living Dead” and book sale at the Camas Public Library — visit events.columbian.com.

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