Save the Date Immerse self in seasons sights sounds

first_imgIt’s time for a visit of Christmas past, as visitors can explore the holiday traditions of the 1840s during Christmas at Fort Vancouver from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Take part in wreath making, sip hot cider or take in some caroling as volunteers give peeks into the lives of residents of the Hudson’s Bay Company fort, 1001 E. Fifth St., Vancouver. Admission is $5, free for ages 15 and younger. 360-816-6232 or www.nps.gov/fovaAnd don’t forget to drop by the Marshall House, 1301 Officers Row, for an extra bit of seasonal fun from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. The historic building will be dressed for the holidays, serving hot cocoa and cider to visitors, along with an appearance by Santa Claus in the parlor. 360-992-1800 or www.fortvan.orgCatch another performance of “The Nutcracker,” featuring dancers of all ages from DanceWorks Performing Arts and Vancouver City Ballet. All proceeds from the performance will benefit the nonprofit Friends of DanceWorks, which provides scholarships for arts education. Performances begin at 2 and 7 p.m. today, 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday at Prairie High School, 11311 N.E. 119th St., Vancouver. Tickets are $16, $12 for seniors, $8 for ages 3 to 12, free for ages 2 and younger. 360-892-5664 or http://danceworksperformingarts.com/nutcrackerTouch of Class Chorale will present its winter concert program, “The Return of the Light,” featuring seasonal music from around the world. The Clark County-based community choir will give half of its concert proceeds to each concert venue’s chosen charity. Performances will take place at 2 p.m. today at Elim Lutheran Church, 15815 N.E. 182nd Ave., Brush Prairie; then at 2 p.m. Sunday at East Woods Presbyterian, 16210 N.E. 20th St., Vancouver. Finally the ensemble will perform at 2 p.m. Dec. 17 at Vancouver Church of Christ, 9019 N.E. 86th St., Vancouver. All tickets are $12 and $10 for ages 12 and younger. 210-570-7464 or http://touchofclasschorale.comThe 39th annual Ridgefield Singing Christmas Tree performance features 70 choir members sharing holiday songs on a 50-foot tree starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and Dec. 13 and 16, plus 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Ridgefield Church of the Nazarene, 747 Pioneer St., Ridgefield. Admission is free, with offerings collected during the performance going toward Compassion Ridgefield. 360-887-3576 or www.ridgenaz.orglast_img read more