Around Town for Dec. 14, 2017

PUBLIC MEETINGS

Fort Vancouver Regional Library

The board will meet Monday, Dec. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Vancouver Community Library, 901 “C” St., Vancouver. For more information call 360-906-5000 or 1-888-546-2707. or visit the website at www.fvrl.org.

Camas City Council

The council will hold a workshop Monday, Dec. 18, at 4:30 p.m., followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m., at Camas City Hall, 616 N.E. Fourth Ave.

Port of Camas-Washougal

The Port commission will meet Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 5 p.m., at the port office meeting room, 24 S. “A” St., Washougal. For more information, call 360-835-2196.

East County Fire and Rescue

The commission will meet Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m., at Station 91, 600 N.E. 267th Ave., Camas. For more information, call 360-834-4908.

Clark County Board of Commissioners

The commissioners will hold a public hearing Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m., in the commissioners hearing room, sixth floor, Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver.

ART GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS

Camas Gallery

The gallery’s featured artist for the month of December is Matt Gibson. Camas Gallery, at 408 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas, is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit www.camasgallery.com or call 360-817-2415.

Attic Gallery

The Attic Gallery, located at 421 N.E. Cedar St., Camas, is featuring new works by gallery artists. The exhibit will run throughout the month of December. For more information, visit www.atticgallery.com or call 360-833-9747.

Gallery 360

Gallery 360 invites the public to Deck the Halls. Gifts of art are available from more than 50 artists. Deck the Halls will run now until Dec. 27. Gallery 360 is located at Slocum House, Mosaic Arts Alliance, 605 Esther St., Vancouver.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Mondays. For more information, call 360-693-7340 or visit www.gallery360.org.

SENIOR CITIZENS

Meals on Wheels

Lunches, prepared by The Meals on Wheels People, are served Monday through Thursday, at 11:30 a.m., in the Washougal Community Center, 1681 “C” St., Washougal. Meals on Wheels home delivery is available Monday through Friday. Volunteers are needed. For more information, call 360-210-5666, email janice.butzke@mealsonwheelspeople.org or visit www.mealsonwheelspeople.org.

Camas Senior Center

The Camas seniors group travels to the Red Wind Casino on the Nisqually Indian Reservation in Thurston County, Washington, on the third Monday of each month. The bus leaves at 7 a.m., and returns by 5 p.m. The next trip is Monday, Nov. 20, and the bus will load at Pendleton Woolen Mill, 2 Pendleton Way, Washougal. For more information, or to reserve your spot for the casino trip, call LaRhea Steele at 360-433-6426 or 360-904-4274.

Washougal Senior Center

The Washougal Senior Center provides coffee Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. through lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m. by Meals on Wheels. On Monday, at 11 a.m., the center hosts a food bank, and at 1 p.m., a “hand and foot” clinic. On Monday and Wednesday, at 10 a.m., the center hosts an exercise class. On Friday, at 10 a.m., the class will be held in Camas. Billiards is played on Tuesday and Thursday, at 1 p.m. Music with Jeffree will be held on Tuesday and Music with Gabe is on Thursday, at 11 a.m. The watercolor class will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday. On Wednesday, there will be an exercise class at 10 a.m., gift bingo at 11 a.m., and regular bingo at 1 p.m. On Thursday, the tai chi class (held in Camas) begins at 9:30 a.m. The center also hosts pinochle at 1 p.m. on Thursday.

LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Camas Public Library

Read to Cooper, the dog. Cooper will be at the library every Tuesday and Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. Each session is 15 minutes and advanced sign-up is required. The Simply Write: Critique Group meets every fourth Tuesday of the month at 4:30 p.m. Story Explorers, a new book discussion group for second- and third-graders and the students’ adult, meets every fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Sign up in the library. Club K3 is held on the third Wednesday of the month at 3 p.m. Page Turners, for fourth- through sixth-graders and parents, is held on the first Tuesday of the month, from September to May, at 6:30 p.m. It is located at Lacamas Lake Lodge, 277 N.E. Lake Road, Camas. The Any Book Club meets every fourth Monday at 4 p.m., now until May. Teen Zine Club is on the first Wednesday of the month, from 3 to 5 p.m. This is for students in grades 7 through 12. Lego Club is held on the third Thursday of each month, at 4 p.m. The Pokemon Club meets every second Thursday at 4 p.m. The library, located at 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas, hosts weekly baby and family storytimes, in English, Russian and Spanish. For more information on any of these programs, call 360-834-4692 or visit www.ci.camas.wa.us/index.php/camaspubliclibary.

Washougal Community Library

The adult book discussion will be Tuesday, Dec. 19, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This month’s book is Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. Build It! is held the second Wednesday, of the month at 2 p.m. The library, located at 1661 “C” St., offers storytimes for toddlers and younger children on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 360-906-4860 or visit www.fvrl.org.

VOLUNTEERS

Lost and Found Cafe

Meals are served to the community on Thursdays, at 6 p.m., at the Zion Lutheran Church social hall, 824 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. Volunteer cooks are needed. For more information, call Inter-Faith Treasure House Executive Director Nancy Wilson at 360-834-4181.

Meals on Wheels

Drivers are needed for weekly and bi-weekly deliveries. Volunteers also are needed to work in the kitchen and as servers at the facility in Washougal. For more information, call Janice Butzke at 360-210-5666 or email janice.butzke@mealsonwheelspeople.org.

CLASSES

Camas Community Education

The Camas Community Education fall class schedule includes Art Van-Go Drawing and Paints, Chefs in Training, day camps, Early Learning classes, a variety of enrichment classes which include Lego building and engineering, Mad Science, My Dolly and Me dress design and tea, science olympiad; language, safety, and sports classes. For more information, call 360-833-5544 or 360-833-5548, stop by 841 N.E. 22nd Ave., Camas, or visit www.camascommunityed.org.

Washougal Community Education

Fall camps include art and clay, dance, music for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Preschool camps include animal adventures and wacky water week. Summer sports include flag football, basketball, speed and agility training camps and taekwondo. For more information, or to register, call 360-954-3040 or visit www.washougal.k12.wa.us/wcer.

Camas Parks and Recreation

Babysitting training for you, for ages 11 to 15 years, is Saturday, Dec. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Camas Community Center, 1718 S.E. Seventh Ave. Fee is $90. Register online at https://register.cityofcamas.us. The winter break camp, for ages 5 to 12 years, will have two sessions; Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 20 to 22 and Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 27 to 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Camas Community Center. Cost for one session is $90 in city; $108 for out of city with a $10 sibling discount; both sessions cost is $150 in city, $175 out of city with $10 sibling discount. Toddler and Me Yoga, for children ages 18 months to 5, is held from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesdays at Lacamas Lodge, 227 N.E. Lake Road. Cost of the class is $10 (drop-in fee), which includes one adult and one child. Each additional child costs $2. Winter camps include soccer, Kung Fu for kids, Toddler and Me Yoga, preschool sports classes, adult fitness, arts and crafts workshops, adult and pediatric first aid/CPR/AED classes, and senior programs. For more information or to register, call 360-834-5307, visit www.cityofcamas.us/parks or stop by Lacamas Lake Lodge, 227 N.E. Lake Road, Camas.

Jazzercise Camas

Individuals are invited to try Jazzercise at no cost at Virtuosity Performing Arts Studio, 240 N.E. Third Ave., Camas. Jazzercise Camas also is offering free classes for young women, ages 16 to 21, in VEGA. For more information, or to see a class schedule, call Lisa Ackerman at 360-980-0022, email lacamasjazzercise@hotmail.com, look up “Jazzercise Camas” on Facebook or visit www.jazzercise.com.

Lacamas Athletic Club

On the first Friday of each month, non-members can visit Lacamas Athletic Club, 2950 N.W. 38th Ave., Camas, free of charge. The gym offers classes, a cardio room and a weight room. For more information, call Karen at 360-834-8506.

MISCELLANEOUS

Daughters of Neptune

The Daughters of Neptune is a holding a boater education class on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Dolphin Yacht Club, 34 S. “A” St., Washougal. Lunch will be provided. The cost of this class is $25 per person. The class is open to ages 12 and older and class size is limited. This class is required to earn the Washington/Oregon Boater Education card to operate any vessel over 10 hp. For more information or to register, email Debbie at spaethville3@gmail.com.

Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce

The chamber’s holiday luncheon will be Thursday, Dec. 14, at Camas Meadows, 4105 N.W. Camas Meadows Drive. Doors will be open at 11 a.m. and the program running from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Baskets will be raffled off with the cost of tickets are $1 each. Cost for the luncheon will be $35 per person. A 48-hour RSVP policy is strictly enforced due to space concerns. RSVP by email to info@cwchamber.com or by calling 360-834-2472.

Soroptimists International of Camas-Washougal

Soroptimist International of Camas-Washougal meets on the first Friday of each month at noon at Zion Lutheran Church, 824 N.E. 4th Ave., Camas, and also the third Tuesday evening meeting with a speaker at 7 p.m. The Soroptimists’ mission is to help women and girls. Call Gail at 360-260-7879 for more information.

Watercolorists group

Watercolorist and teacher Nancy Ryan offers watercolorists a place where they can receive feedback, support, encouragement and camaraderie while improving their skills. The group meets each Monday from 2 to 4 p.m., at 418 N.E. Fourth Ave., Ste. 104, Camas. For more information, call 408-985-9412.

Refuel Washougal
Free meals are served every Friday, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Washougal Community Center, 1681 “C” St., Washougal. The event is open to the community. For more information or to volunteer to help, email Pam at pkcrafdts64@gmail.com or Rose at rose.jewell@cityofwashougal.us.

Riverside SDA Church

On the third, fourth and fifth Sundays of each month, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Camas-Washougal residents in need can stop by the church, located at 463 N. Shepherd Road, Washougal, to receive free food and clothing. For more information, call 360-835-3114.

To submit new Around Town notices or provide updated information, email aroundtown@camaspostrecord.com, call 360-834-2141, fax 360-834-3423 or send via U.S. mail to 425 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas, WA 98607. The deadline is 10 a.m. each Monday.