Try This Season sets on market
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This is the last weekend to find that perfect vegetable at the Vancouver Farmers Market, as the market draws to a close on another season. It’s the season for pumpkins, nuts, apples, corn and mushrooms, along with locally made baked goods, food and crafts. Keep an eye out for the special harvest and holiday markets that will pop up in late November.When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.Where: Along Sixth and Esther streets, downtown Vancouver.Telephone: 360-737-8298.Web: http://vancouverfarmersmarket.comThe farmers market is among many options for getting out and about this weekend.Art showThe Society of Washington Artists presents the Fall Exhibit and Sale, featuring the work of 125 members of all ages, skill levels and mediums. Discover art from oil paintings to pen and ink drawings. The Society of Washington Artists is one of the oldest arts organizations in Clark County. The artists’ reception and awards ceremony will be from 6 to 8 tonight, with music by David Hu.When: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today.Where: Harley Hall Building, 10000 N.E. Seventh Ave., Vancouver.Admission: Free.Web: http://societyofwashingtonartists.comApple-tasticHow many ounces of apple cider will 8,000 pounds of apples make? Visitors can help press Cedar Creek Grist Mill’s barrels and barrels of apples into homemade cider for tasting and to take home. The popular Apple Cider Pressing will run until all the apples are gone. There is a requested $3 donation per bottle of cider.When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.Where: 43907 N.E. Grist Mill Road, Woodland.Admission: Free, donations accepted.Telephone: 360-225-5832.Web: cedarcreekgristmill.comBats, bugs and zoo animals, oh myWashington State University Vancouver professor Christine Portfors will host an annual Bat Talk for children and their families to learn about the role bats play in the ecosystem and dispel some popular myths about them. Meet live bats and participate in hands-on activities.When: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.Where: Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., Vancouver.Admission: Free.Web: http://events.vancouver.wsu.edu/event/bat-talkThe Bug Chicks will bring their love of creepy crawlies to the Water Resources Education Center. Entomologists Kristie Reddick and Jessica Honaker will teach families about the world of insects, spiders and other arthropods.