Fathers Day weekend sure to delight dads of all kinds

first_imgWhat delights dad on Father’s Day? It used to be the gift of a necktie or hankie, so we’re told. And maybe a round of golf plus a beer. While there’s nothing wrong with any of that — to each dad his own, of course — here we are in the enlightened 21st century, we hope, when the real diversity of American dads has grown far past stereotypes.(Show of hands, dads yearning for Father’s Day ties? Necktie dads? Anyone?)You don’t have to go far to find all sorts of fun for Clark County dads this Father’s Day weekend. Sports and beer dads are covered as always, no problem. But so are arts-and-culture dads, sepia-toned history dads, train dads, doggy dads — and even those green, outdoorsy, make-the-world-a-better-place dads. No matter what type of dad you’ve got, there’s a local way to delight him this weekend.• Bike dad: This just in — Bike Clark County, the Vancouver nonprofit agency and shop that takes road safety seriously, has a fun side too. BCC just launched a bike rental program that aims to send you rolling around town at the affordable rate of $20 for half a day or $35 for a whole day (plus a hefty but refundable deposit). Bike Clark County’s “Community Hub” shop is at 1604 Main St. Call 360-450-7145. • Art dad: June 17 is Dad’s Day at the Gorge’s grandest, unlikeliest fine arts outpost, the Maryhill Museum of Art. Take a scenic 100-mile drive to visit chess sets from around the globe, American and European paintings, sculptures by Monet, Native American arts and crafts and a photographic history of the Columbia River Highway. On June 17 all dads get free museum admission and a free beer or other beverage with lunch at the museum cafe at 35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale. Visit www.maryhillmuseum.org.• Theater dad: Magenta Theater’s latest cultural comedy, a French farce of the swinging 1960s that’s been adapted into English, opens tonight. In “Boeing Boeing,” a Parisian playboy tries juggling Italian, German and American fiancées — three beautiful, smart airline hostesses with frequent stopovers at his apartment. What could possibly go wrong? Tickets are $22 at the theater door at 1108 Main St., Vancouver. The Magenta box office is at 360-635-4358; visit www.magentatheater.com. “Boeing Boeing” ends its run on June 30.last_img read more