Try This: Día de Muertos; ‘Campfire Tales: Bride of Couvenstein,’ Quiltfest Northwest Fiber Arts Show

Marigolds and lanterns

Vancouver Ballet Folklorico is hosting a Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) ancestral celebration 4-8 p.m. Saturday in Esther Short Park, 605 Esther St., Vancouver. The event is a colorful, joyful way to remember relatives and loved ones who have died. Vancouver’s Día de Muertos event features paper luminarias, traditional Mexican dancing, music, guest artists, catrinas (elaborately dressed skeletons) and an ofrenda or altar in honor of the beloved deceased. This free, family-friendly event will take place rain or shine.

A stitch in time

“Sunshine and Roses” is the theme of this year’s Quiltfest Northwest Fiber Arts Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Saturday at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield. Admission is $8 per day; $15 for a three-day pass; and free for kids younger than 12. Parking is $6 cash. The event showcases 500 quilts. “Sunflowers for Ukraine” is a quilt sale with proceeds supporting relief efforts in Ukraine. Each day, a “Quilt of Valor” will be presented to a local veteran. The Fort Vancouver Tapestry will be on display and the event also features a vendor mall. Learn more at

Historical haunts

The History on Tap series continues at the Kiggins Theatre at 7 p.m. today with “Campfire Tales: Bride of Couvenstein.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Pat Jollota, Brad Richardson and Jeff Davis will explore Clark County’s darker side with haunting accounts and tales of vice and crime. Before the main event, the audience can guess which historical tidbits are true and false in “History and a Lie,” then the Business Over Beer team will battle for the title “King of Clark County Trivia.” Admission is $15 at or $18 at the box office, 1011 Main St., Vancouver. Get details at 360-993-5679 or

Be the change

Meaningful Movies Ridgefield presents “Climate Solutions” for school-aged children and their parents 2-3 p.m. Saturday at Ridgefield Community Library, 210 N. Main Ave., Ridgefield. Six short films showcase students speaking out, creating solutions and leading change. From 7-9 p.m. Saturday, older students and adults are invited to attend a free screening of “Climate Warriors” at the Old Liberty Theater, 115 N. Main Ave., followed by a discussion with local community leaders. Donations are appreciated. Visit

Get back to the land

WSU Clark County Extension is hosting Small Acreage Stewardship Tours of two privately owned small acreage landholdings at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday. The tour begins at 10 a.m. at 20303 N.E. Bridlewood Road, Battle Ground. Learn about composting manure, stormwater drainage and wildlife from Ashley Smithers of Clark Conservation District. Enjoy lunch at a covered bridge over Salmon Creek. The tour continues at 1 p.m. at a residential property in Vancouver with horses, goats, sheep and a pond. Learn about animal husbandry, septic systems and pond habitat. This is a free event but attendees should register at