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Try this: Parade of Bands, spring art show and sale

Five things to do this week

By Monika Spykerman, Columbian staff writer
Published: May 16, 2024, 6:05am

Go marching in

The Hazel Dell Salmon Creek Business Association’s Parade of Bands will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. This year’s theme is “The Power of Music.” The popular parade starts at Fire District 6, 8800 N.E. Hazel Dell Ave., Vancouver, and winds through town with spectators lining the roads. This is Hazel Dell’s 58th annual parade, featuring 25 local bands, parade floats, classic vehicles, youth groups and horses. To see a complete map of the parade route and get additional details, visit hdscba.org.

Affair of the art

The Society of Washington Artists Spring Show and Sale is noon to 7 p.m. today and Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Vancouver United Vancouver United Church of Christ, 1220 N.E. 68th St., Vancouver. The show is one of the largest in Southwest Washington, showcasing the work of fine artists throughout the area. Visitors will see original paintings, sculpture and photography. Admission is free. For more details, email info@swavancouver.com. Learn more about the society at swavancouver.com.

Feeling Blue

Southwest Washington Wind Symphony will present “Tributes,” 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Union High School’s Performing Arts Center, 6201 N.W. Friberg-Strunk St., Camas. Patrick Murphy from the University of Portland will conduct the 55-member symphony and pianist Julia Hwakyu Lee in George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” in honor of the song’s 100th anniversary. The program also includes John Philip Sousa’s “Sesquicentennial Exposition March,” written for the 150th anniversary of America’s independence, and Dwayne Milburn’s “Fantasy on American Folk Songs.” Admission is free. Learn more at swwindsymphony.org.

All keyed up

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Music Series final concert of the season is “Classical Keys” featuring artist-in-residence Orli Shaham at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 4300 Main St., Vancouver. The program includes Joseph Haydn’s “Piano Concerto in D Major,” Hob XVII:11, and Mozart’s “Divertimento in D major,” K136, as well as “Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor,” K466. Shaham is the soloist and conductor, leading the orchestra from her seat at the keyboard. Tickets ($25 general admission and $10 for students) are available at vancouversymphony.org.

Training day

Southwest Washington Model Railroaders will host 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. Admission is free, although donations are accepted. The basement is accessed via stairs.

… And more

For more details about these and other events — like game day at Covington Historic House, high school productions of “A Midummer Night’s Dream, “The Lightning Thief” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” or the bird language workshop at the Water Resources Education Center — visit events.columbian.com.

Julia Hwakyu Lee’s name has been corrected in the story.