Start 2018 by watching, partaking in or listening to these events in January:
CrossFit Fort Vancouver Championship
When: January 5-7
Where: Clark County Event Center, 17402 NE Delfel RD, Ridgefield, WA, 98642
Price: $10-$33, kids under 18 are free
Watch athletes push themselves to the limit in this three-day event. From the website: “What truly makes the CrossFit Fort Vancouver Championship unique is our commitment to the athletes. In every facet of the competition, we strive to give the athletes and their friends and family who come to support them the best competitive experience of the year.”
More Information: Visit CFV Championship
When: January 7, 8 a.m.-noon
Where: Gardener Center, 1710 SW 9th AVE, Battle Ground, WA, 98604
Greet the new year with a 10k or 5k run on the first Sunday of 2018. There is also a 1K event for younger runners and, back by popular demand, a Polar Bear Slide (and a couple of hot tubs). A t-shirt, medal, goodie bag and pancake breakfast are included in the registration. There will also be music and beer at the post party.
More information: Visit Resolution Run
When: January 11-13, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Fort Vancouver Regional Library Operations Center, 1007 E. Mill Plain BLVD, Vancouver, WA, 98663
Looking for something with a little less running? With more than 20,000 used books on hand, the FVRL Bookapalooza is a great way to restock your home library. Standard mass market paperbacks are 50 cents each while hardbound or trade publications are $1. Genres cover travel, fiction, mystery, children, reference and more. DVDs and CDs will also be sold for a $1 each. All of the money raised at this three-day event will be used for special library programs.
More information: Visit Fort Vancouver Library Foundation’s Calendar of Events
VSO Chamber Music Series: “The Mark of Zorro”
When: January 21, 3 p.m.
Where: Kiggins Theater, 1011 Main ST., Vancouver, WA, 98660
Price: $25 ($10 for students with ID)
Held at the historic Kiggins Theater, The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will open 2018 with The Mark of Zorro, a silent movie from 1920. Follow Hollywood legend Douglas Fairbanks on the screen as he protects the people from tyrannical Governor Alvarado as Zorro while the VSO performs the original score. The film was selected for inclusion in the National Film Registry in 2015.
More information: Visit Vancouver Symphony