first_imgThrough May 12: Lose yourself among fragrant blooms during Lilac Days, the annual monthlong event at Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens, 115 S. Pekin Road, Woodland, open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For $5, tour Hulda’s Victorian home, browse the gift shop and stroll through the gardens. Children under 12 free. 360-225-8996 or www.lilacgardens.comThrough May 5: The Society of Washington Artists Spring Art Show and Sale — the largest such show in Southwest Washington, with free admission — features 200 pieces of art and a silent auction. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. May 3 and 4, and noon to 3 p.m. May 5 at the Water Resources Education Center, 4600 S.E. Columbia Way, Vancouver. www.swavancouver.comMay 3-4: Savor gourmet taco creations and craft beer from local chefs and brewers at Tacos & Taps, 4 to 9 p.m. at the Clark County Food Bank, 6502 N.E. 47th Ave., Vancouver — plus live music, raffle prizes, a beer bottle ring toss and photo booth, all for $35 to $45; proceeds benefit the food bank. www.clarkcountyfoodbank.orgMay 4: More than 2,000 people and 800 dogs will gather at 7:30 a.m. at Esther Short Park, West Eighth and Columbia Streets, for the Humane Society for Southwest Washington’s Walk/Run for the Animals. Choose a 3-mile walk along the Columbia River or a 5K timed run through Fort Vancouver, followed by a party with Rojo the Llama, vendors and awards. southwesthumane.orgMay 4: Welcome the new season at Ridgefield’s free May Day Spring Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Overlook Park, at the intersection of Pioneer Street and Main Avenue, with a Maypole dance, a farmers market, vendors, outdoor games, scavenger hunt, art, food and wine garden. ridgefieldwa.uslast_img read more