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August 2019

Mystery Author Christine Carbo Discusses National Park-Themed Novels

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Visitor Center, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, 1501 E. Evergreen Blvd.
Vancouver, WA United States
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Popular novelist Christine Carbo, who bases her stories in National Parks, will be at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center, 1501 E. Evergreen Blvd., at 1 p.m. Aug. 24 for a talk about her fictional thrillers based in Glacier National Park and the surrounding communities. Her fiction has many ties to the Pacific Northwest; hear how she frames her storylines about visitors, rangers and local communities as they interact with wildlife and the natural habitat of the park. After her talk,…

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Garden Party in Historic Fort Vancouver Garden to Honor 103 Years of the National Park Service

August 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fort Vancouver Historic Garden, 1001 E. Fifth St.
Vancouver, WA 98661 United States
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The Friends of Fort Vancouver invite the public to enjoy a summer's evening in the Fort Vancouver garden from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at a Garden Anniversary Party honoring the 103rd birthday of the National Park Service. The free celebration includes music and tours of the garden. The Friends of Fort Vancouver will have heirloom seeds harvested from the garden for sale that evening and a small selection of related items from the Friends’ Bookstore, including some keepsakes…

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Miller Family Free Day at the Portland Art Museum and Sunday Parkways Green Loop

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park St.
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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Sunday, Aug. 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Miller Family Free Day at the Portland Art Museum. Families are invited to join an afternoon of fun as the streets in front of the museum and its outdoor courtyards become one of several activity hubs for a special Sunday Parkways route highlighting the possibilities of a future Green Loop — a bold new concept of the Portland Central City 2035 Plan that envisions a linear park that connects nearly…

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September 2019

Campfires and Candlelight at Fort Vancouver

September 7 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Facility Building, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, 405 E. Fifth St.
Vancouver, WA United States
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Take a stroll back through time during Campfires & Candlelight, Fort Vancouver’s most popular living history event. From 4 to 10 p.m., costumed reenactors will portray residents of Fort Vancouver and Vancouver Barracks from the 1840s through the 1940s. Come at dusk and see volunteers dressed in historically accurate garb as they cook meals by lanternlight. Ask them about daily life in the 19th Century while your kids amuse themselves, 1840s-style, with Hoop Trundling and the Game of Graces. Free.…

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Sturgeon Festival

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Water Resources Education Center, 4600 S.E. Columbia Way
Vancouver, WA 98661 United States
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The Water Resources Education Center’s annual Sturgeon Festival will bring a splash of excitement to kids of all ages with a live reptile show, fish dissections, birds of prey and hands-on activities. This free event offers opportunities for the family to learn about the special fish, plants and animals living in and around the Columbia River. The festival is sponsored by the City of Vancouver’s Water Resources Education Center and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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It’s a Blast: Summer on the Mountain — Free Monthly Events at the Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center

September 28 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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June 22, 2019, July 27, September 28
Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center at Coldwater, Milepost 43.3, State Route 504
Toutle, WA 98649 United States
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Volcano exploration and fun for everyone every 4th Saturday of the month at the Mount St. Helens Science and Leaning Center at Coldwater. All are welcome for guided hikes and strolls, science geo-caching, volcano arts and crafts, the explosive Trashcano and so much more. Guided "Winds of Change Trail" walk will be on the hour every hour. Guided "Hummocks Trail" hike in the afternoon. Trashcano demonstrations and science activities all day. This event is free and open to the public.…

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October 2019

October Second Saturday at the Water Center: Creatures of the Night

October 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Water Resources Education Center, 4600 S.E. Columbia Way
Vancouver, WA 98661 United States
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The October Second Saturday at the Water Resources Education Center, 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 12, will be focused on "Creatures of the Night." Kids should come dressed as their favorite animals and celebrate spooky creatures. Kids will learn about nocturnal critters as volunteers shine a light on traits and adaptations that allow animals to adapt to the night. This is a free event at the Water Resources Education Center, 4600 S.E. Columbia Way, Vancouver. Children must be accompanied by…

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