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December 2019

Historic Trusts hosts “Sisters of Providence: A Pilgrimage of Service and Dedication”

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fort Vancouver Watfront Park, 111 SE Columbia Way
Vancouver, WA 98661 United States
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free

The Historic Trust is hosting a pilgrimage over time and place recreating the arrival of the Sisters of Providence in Vancouver. A two mile walk “in their footsteps” marks the historical moments in their journey that changed the face of the Pacific Northwest. Participants will travel on foot from the wharf area at Fort Vancouver Waterfront Park to Fort Vancouver to the site of the St. James Mission and the Sisters’ first building through the U.S. Army barracks to the…

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The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights, Nov. 29 to Dec. 30

December 8 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00pm, repeating until December 30, 2019

The Grotto, 8840 N.E. Skidmore St.
Portland, OR United States
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$6.50 – $12.50

The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights is open from Nov. 29 through Dec. 30, and is open every day except Christmas Day from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  The Festival of Lights is a walk-through event and visitors can expect to walk approximately one quarter mile. All entertainment areas are either indoors or fully tented but visitors should dress for the weather. Approximately 2.2 million lights adorn the trees and pathways for a truly magical experience. Continuous family entertainment in The Grotto’s plaza…

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Outdoor Art Walk at Columbia Springs, Dec. 9-14

December 9 @ 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00am, repeating until December 14, 2019

Columbia Springs, 12208 S.E. Evergreen Highway
Vancouver, WA 98683 United States
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free

Artist Erin Dengerink, in collaboration with Columbia Springs, will create a series of temporary sculptures on the trails, on view to visitors Dec. 9 to 14. Made mostly of rocks and ice, the artwork will slowly transform. The ice will turn to water, while the rocks will remain. The rocks themselves will be placed to mimic a river bed or pond, with colorful stones. Dengerink's goal is to help visitors see the trail in a new way, with art that…

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The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights, Nov. 29 to Dec. 30

December 9 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00pm, repeating until December 30, 2019

The Grotto, 8840 N.E. Skidmore St.
Portland, OR United States
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$6.50 – $12.50

The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights is open from Nov. 29 through Dec. 30, and is open every day except Christmas Day from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  The Festival of Lights is a walk-through event and visitors can expect to walk approximately one quarter mile. All entertainment areas are either indoors or fully tented but visitors should dress for the weather. Approximately 2.2 million lights adorn the trees and pathways for a truly magical experience. Continuous family entertainment in The Grotto’s plaza…

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Outdoor Art Walk at Columbia Springs, Dec. 9-14

December 10 @ 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00am, repeating until December 14, 2019

Columbia Springs, 12208 S.E. Evergreen Highway
Vancouver, WA 98683 United States
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free

Artist Erin Dengerink, in collaboration with Columbia Springs, will create a series of temporary sculptures on the trails, on view to visitors Dec. 9 to 14. Made mostly of rocks and ice, the artwork will slowly transform. The ice will turn to water, while the rocks will remain. The rocks themselves will be placed to mimic a river bed or pond, with colorful stones. Dengerink's goal is to help visitors see the trail in a new way, with art that…

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The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights, Nov. 29 to Dec. 30

December 10 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00pm, repeating until December 30, 2019

The Grotto, 8840 N.E. Skidmore St.
Portland, OR United States
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$6.50 – $12.50

The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights is open from Nov. 29 through Dec. 30, and is open every day except Christmas Day from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  The Festival of Lights is a walk-through event and visitors can expect to walk approximately one quarter mile. All entertainment areas are either indoors or fully tented but visitors should dress for the weather. Approximately 2.2 million lights adorn the trees and pathways for a truly magical experience. Continuous family entertainment in The Grotto’s plaza…

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Outdoor Art Walk at Columbia Springs, Dec. 9-14

December 11 @ 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00am, repeating until December 14, 2019

Columbia Springs, 12208 S.E. Evergreen Highway
Vancouver, WA 98683 United States
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free

Artist Erin Dengerink, in collaboration with Columbia Springs, will create a series of temporary sculptures on the trails, on view to visitors Dec. 9 to 14. Made mostly of rocks and ice, the artwork will slowly transform. The ice will turn to water, while the rocks will remain. The rocks themselves will be placed to mimic a river bed or pond, with colorful stones. Dengerink's goal is to help visitors see the trail in a new way, with art that…

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Weekly Honeybee Hikes for Preschoolers at Leach Botanical Garden

December 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Every Wednesday Feb. 6-Dec. 11
Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97236 United States
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$3

Bring your preschoolers to Leach Botanical Garden in Portland for a weekly garden exploration. Your little one will look for wildlife, listen to the wind and the creek, touch a thimble-berry leaf, water the Children's Discovery Garden and maybe even eat a raspberry right off the vine. Then pause while our guide reads the group a story before helping the children craft something fun. Each week is different with seasonal themes. Honeybee Hikes happen every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m.…

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The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights, Nov. 29 to Dec. 30

December 11 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00pm, repeating until December 30, 2019

The Grotto, 8840 N.E. Skidmore St.
Portland, OR United States
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$6.50 – $12.50

The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights is open from Nov. 29 through Dec. 30, and is open every day except Christmas Day from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  The Festival of Lights is a walk-through event and visitors can expect to walk approximately one quarter mile. All entertainment areas are either indoors or fully tented but visitors should dress for the weather. Approximately 2.2 million lights adorn the trees and pathways for a truly magical experience. Continuous family entertainment in The Grotto’s plaza…

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Outdoor Art Walk at Columbia Springs, Dec. 9-14

December 12 @ 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00am, repeating until December 14, 2019

Columbia Springs, 12208 S.E. Evergreen Highway
Vancouver, WA 98683 United States
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free

Artist Erin Dengerink, in collaboration with Columbia Springs, will create a series of temporary sculptures on the trails, on view to visitors Dec. 9 to 14. Made mostly of rocks and ice, the artwork will slowly transform. The ice will turn to water, while the rocks will remain. The rocks themselves will be placed to mimic a river bed or pond, with colorful stones. Dengerink's goal is to help visitors see the trail in a new way, with art that…

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The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights, Nov. 29 to Dec. 30

December 12 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00pm, repeating until December 30, 2019

The Grotto, 8840 N.E. Skidmore St.
Portland, OR United States
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$6.50 – $12.50

The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights is open from Nov. 29 through Dec. 30, and is open every day except Christmas Day from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  The Festival of Lights is a walk-through event and visitors can expect to walk approximately one quarter mile. All entertainment areas are either indoors or fully tented but visitors should dress for the weather. Approximately 2.2 million lights adorn the trees and pathways for a truly magical experience. Continuous family entertainment in The Grotto’s plaza…

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Outdoor Art Walk at Columbia Springs, Dec. 9-14

December 13 @ 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 5:00am, repeating until December 14, 2019

Columbia Springs, 12208 S.E. Evergreen Highway
Vancouver, WA 98683 United States
+ Google Map
free

Artist Erin Dengerink, in collaboration with Columbia Springs, will create a series of temporary sculptures on the trails, on view to visitors Dec. 9 to 14. Made mostly of rocks and ice, the artwork will slowly transform. The ice will turn to water, while the rocks will remain. The rocks themselves will be placed to mimic a river bed or pond, with colorful stones. Dengerink's goal is to help visitors see the trail in a new way, with art that…

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The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights, Nov. 29 to Dec. 30

December 13 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 5:00pm, repeating until December 30, 2019

The Grotto, 8840 N.E. Skidmore St.
Portland, OR United States
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$6.50 – $12.50

The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights is open from Nov. 29 through Dec. 30, and is open every day except Christmas Day from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  The Festival of Lights is a walk-through event and visitors can expect to walk approximately one quarter mile. All entertainment areas are either indoors or fully tented but visitors should dress for the weather. Approximately 2.2 million lights adorn the trees and pathways for a truly magical experience. Continuous family entertainment in The Grotto’s plaza…

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Outdoor Art Walk at Columbia Springs, Dec. 9-14

December 14 @ 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 5:00am, repeating until December 14, 2019

Columbia Springs, 12208 S.E. Evergreen Highway
Vancouver, WA 98683 United States
+ Google Map
free

Artist Erin Dengerink, in collaboration with Columbia Springs, will create a series of temporary sculptures on the trails, on view to visitors Dec. 9 to 14. Made mostly of rocks and ice, the artwork will slowly transform. The ice will turn to water, while the rocks will remain. The rocks themselves will be placed to mimic a river bed or pond, with colorful stones. Dengerink's goal is to help visitors see the trail in a new way, with art that…

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Clark County Neighborhood Tree Planting

December 14 @ 8:45 am - 1:00 pm
The Gathering Place, 2500 NE 78th St
Vancouver, 98665 United States
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free

Help plant trees in Clark County. Dozens of large (6-10' tall) trees will be ready Dec. 14 for planting in their new homes. Ask about receiving your own tree to plant at home. Arrive by 8:45 a.m. to sign in and enjoy breakfast snacks and coffee, tea or hot chocolate. The planting starts at 9 a.m. Friends of Trees provides gloves, tools, and guidance. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes or boots. Neighborhood volunteers will provide a…

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Forest Therapy Workshop at Columbia Springs

December 14 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on August 17, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on September 7, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on October 19, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on November 16, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on December 14, 2019 at 12:00pm

Columbia Springs, 12208 S.E. Evergreen Highway
Vancouver, WA 98683 United States
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$30

Experience a series of slow, mindful activities designed to open and engage the senses and connect you with nature in a way that invites healing interactions. This relaxing experience is hosted outdoors, rain or shine. Participants will engage in a mile of slow walking on trails and non-vigorous activity. There is a $30 per person fee for this class. Registration is limited to 15 people per workshop. Columbia Springs is a non-profit natural area and education center that relies on…

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Holly Jolly Jam at Columbia Springs

December 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Columbia Springs, 12208 S.E. Evergreen Highway
Vancouver, WA 98683 United States
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free, donations welcome

Join the Holly Jolly Trio for a sing-along jam at Columbia Springs. The historic fish hatchery will be lit up with holiday lights and we’ll have hot cocoa and treats on hand. Bring an instrument, sing some carols, or come to listen and enjoy the festivities. Come to the Visitor Center backyard — or head inside to warm up and grab some hot drinks. Columbia Springs is a non-profit natural area providing educational programming. Please consider donating at the event.

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The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights, Nov. 29 to Dec. 30

December 14 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00pm, repeating until December 30, 2019

The Grotto, 8840 N.E. Skidmore St.
Portland, OR United States
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$6.50 – $12.50

The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights is open from Nov. 29 through Dec. 30, and is open every day except Christmas Day from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  The Festival of Lights is a walk-through event and visitors can expect to walk approximately one quarter mile. All entertainment areas are either indoors or fully tented but visitors should dress for the weather. Approximately 2.2 million lights adorn the trees and pathways for a truly magical experience. Continuous family entertainment in The Grotto’s plaza…

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The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights, Nov. 29 to Dec. 30

December 15 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00pm, repeating until December 30, 2019

The Grotto, 8840 N.E. Skidmore St.
Portland, OR United States
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$6.50 – $12.50

The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights is open from Nov. 29 through Dec. 30, and is open every day except Christmas Day from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  The Festival of Lights is a walk-through event and visitors can expect to walk approximately one quarter mile. All entertainment areas are either indoors or fully tented but visitors should dress for the weather. Approximately 2.2 million lights adorn the trees and pathways for a truly magical experience. Continuous family entertainment in The Grotto’s plaza…

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The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights, Nov. 29 to Dec. 30

December 16 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00pm, repeating until December 30, 2019

The Grotto, 8840 N.E. Skidmore St.
Portland, OR United States
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$6.50 – $12.50

The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights is open from Nov. 29 through Dec. 30, and is open every day except Christmas Day from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  The Festival of Lights is a walk-through event and visitors can expect to walk approximately one quarter mile. All entertainment areas are either indoors or fully tented but visitors should dress for the weather. Approximately 2.2 million lights adorn the trees and pathways for a truly magical experience. Continuous family entertainment in The Grotto’s plaza…

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