Around Town for Aug. 9, 2018

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East County Fire and Rescue (ECFR) fireman shows a group of youngsters where a tank of air goes on a fire engine while on a tour of the truck during the annual East County Fire and Rescue open house, Sunday, July 29. ECFR recently adopted a resolution for a proposition to be submitted to voters Nov. 6, authorizing the district to restore its 2018 regular property tax levy to $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed valuation for collection in 2019 to establish a 6-percent limit factor for the following five years.


Clark County Parks Advisory Board: The board will meet Friday, Aug. 10, from noon to 2:30 p.m., at the Luke Jensen Sports Park in the Bud Van Cleve Community Room, 4000 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver.

Washougal City Council: The council will hold a workshop at 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 13, followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m., in Washougal City Hall, 1701 “C” St.

Camas School District: The board will meet at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 13, in the Camas School District office, 841 N.E. 22nd Ave., Camas. For more information, call 360-335-3000.

Clark County Cemetery District No. 1: The district will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 4:30 p.m., at the cemetery office, 26700 N.E. Robinson Road, Camas. For more information, call 360-833-9176.

C-Tran: The board will meet at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14, in the Vancouver Library Columbia Room, 901 “C” St., Vancouver. For more information, call 360-696-4494 or TTY 360-695-2760.

Washougal School District: The board will meet for a regular business meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14, in the Washougal School District board room, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal. For more information, call 360-954-3000.


Second Story Gallery: During the months of August and September, the watercolors and oils of Mary Alred and Julie Ann Smith will be on display. The gallery, located at 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas, on the second floor of the Camas Public Library, is open for viewing during regular library hours, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. For more information, visit or call 360-834-4692.

Camas Gallery: Featured artist for the month of August is Mark E. Jordan. Located in downtown Camas, the gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 360-817-2415 or visit or

Attic Gallery: Attic Gallery will have its second annual local artists invitational exhibit. The paintings and ceramics of Terri Axness will be on display until Saturday, Sept. 1. Attic Gallery is located at 421 N.E. Cedar St., Camas. For more information, call 360-833-9747 or visit

Art at the Cave Gallery: A juried show featuring the works of Michele Collier, Jessica Damsky, Kayla Griffin, Cynthia Heise, Anne John, Clarice Keegan, Ryan W. Kelly, Meredith Lewis, Marc M. McVey, Ruth Ross, Sally Sellers, Noah Alexander, Iaac Stein, Dale Strouse and Samyak, Yamauchi. The title of the show is Sin. The gallery, located at 108 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 360-314-6506, email or visit


Camas Public Library: The Forever Young Book Group will meet Thursday, Aug. 9, from 6 to 7:45 p.m., at the Starbucks on 192nd near QFC. Music Bonanza is Saturday, Aug. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. The Crochet Club meets every Thursday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the teen room. The English Conversation Group meets Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Teen Zine meets the first Wednesday of the month from 3 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 360-834-4692 or visit

Washougal Community Library: “Saturdays Rock!” will be held Aug. 11, and feature 3D printing. Teen night, for ages 12 to 18, is Friday, Aug. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. The library, located at 1661 “C” St., offers storytimes for toddlers and younger children at 10:30 a.m., every Wednesday and Friday. For more information, or to learn about other library programs, call 360-906-4860 or visit


Meals on Wheels: Lunches, prepared by The Meals on Wheels People, are served at 11:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday, in the Washougal Community Center, at 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 or visit

Camas Senior Center: The annual senior center tour bus trip to Long Beach, Washington, for the Kite Festival will be on Friday, Aug. 24. The bus will depart from Pendleton Woolen Mill, in Washougal, at 8:30 a.m. A shopping trip to Black Buggy will be made on the way back. There is a $5 fee and reservations are required. Call or text LaRhea Steele at 360-904-4274 or Dee Bretag at 360-335-8884. The Camas seniors’ monthly casino trip will be to Lucky Eagle casino in Rochester, Washington, on Monday, Aug. 20. Cost is $5. For reservations or more information, call LaRhea Steele at 360-904-4274.

Washougal Senior Center: The Washougal Senior Center provides coffee from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and Meals on Wheels serves lunch at 11:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday. On Mondays, at 11 a.m., the center hosts a food bank, and then at 1 p.m., there is a “hand and foot” clinic. At 10 a.m., on Mondays and Wednesdays, the center hosts an exercise class, which also is held in Camas at 10 a.m. on Fridays. Billiards is played at 1 p.m., on Tuesdays and Thursdays. At 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, the center hosts “Music with Jeffree,” and at 11 a.m. on Thursdays, “Music with Gabe.” The watercolor class is held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. On Wednesdays, there is an exercise class at 10 a.m., gift bingo at 11 a.m., and regular bingo at 1 p.m. On Thursdays, the tai chi class (held in Camas) begins at 9:30 a.m. The center also hosts pinochle at 1 p.m. on Thursdays.


Lost and Found Cafe: Meals are served to the community at 6 p.m., each Thursday, 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 Washougal facility. For more information, call Janice Butzke at 360-210-5666 or email

Two Rivers Heritage Museum: The museum is seeking volunteer docents for four-hour shifts to welcome guests and provide museum tours, as well as a social media manager and board secretary. For more information, contact Lois at 360-835-5449. The museum is open Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., throughout the month of October. Admission costs $5 for adults, $4 seniors, $2 for students and free for children under the age of 5. For more information about the museum, visit


Camas Community Education: The Camas Community Education has a wide variety of summer camps, including Art Van-Go Drawing and Paints, Chefs in Training, Early Learning classes, Glee Club: “Broadway,” Star Wars, Sew Fun, Stop Motion animation, Robotics/Tech, safety camps, Jordan Kent skills and soccer. For more information, call 360-833-5544 or 360-833-5548, stop by 841 N.E. 22nd Ave., Camas, or visit

Washougal Community Education: Summer classes for adults and youth include dance, first aid/CPR/AED, language and photography. Sports include indoor tee ball, indoor soccer, volleyball, taekwondo and speed and agility training. For more information, or to register, call 360-954-3040 or visit

Camas Parks and Recreation: Weekly tennis summer camps continue through Aug. 24. For more information, call 360-834-5307 or register online at Yogilachi continues through Aug. 30, at 6:30 a.m., at Lacamas Lake Lodge. Summer classes include a variety of martial arts training, Tiny Tots Tumbling and Pee Wee Super Sports for preschoolers, toddler yoga and a “Kids and a Canvas” painting class. Summer camp options include a kindness camp and Shape NW class. Adult classes include yoga, flower arranging and Weight Watchers. Senior programs are enhance fitness, tai chi and tum pai. Summer events include Movies in the Park, Family Fun Friday and the Summer Concert Series. For more information on any classes offered by Parks and Recreation, call 360-834-5307, visit or stop by Lacamas Lake Lodge at 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, look up “Jazzercise Camas” on Facebook or visit

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.

Imagination Yoga: Toddler & Me Yoga is available Wednesdays, from 10 to 11 a.m. Kindness Camp, an imagination yoga adventure, will have its second session Aug. 13 through 17. This session is from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $150 for one child, add $130 per week. Classes are Mondays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Lacamas Lake Lodge, 227 N.E. Lake Road, Camas. Register online at For more information, contact Erika at or visit or


Downtown Camas Association: Shoot 360 will be in downtown Camas Friday, Aug. 17, through Sunday, Aug. 19. For more information, visit

Family Promise of Clark County: Food-Art-Musical, an event to raise funds for Family Promise, is being held Saturday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at East Woods Presbyterian Church, 16210 N.E. 20th St., Vancouver. FAM is an event for all ages and will feature food options, artisans, an all-day lineup of musicians, games and different types of auctions. For more information, visit To learn about Family Promise of Clark County, visit or email Gwen Wagner at or Peggy McNeese at

Refuel Washougal: Free meals are served from 4 to 6:30 p.m., every Friday, at the Washougal Community Center, 1681 “C” St., Washougal. The event is open to the community. For more information or to volunteer, email Pam at or Rose at

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.


Camas-Washougal Aviation Association: CWAA will meet Thursday, Aug. 16 for a 6:30 potluck followed by a 7 p.m., business meeting at Kent Mehrer’s hangar, 26419 N.E. 10th St., Camas.

NatureScaping: The Wide World of Seeds will be Saturday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon, and will be presented by Ann Amato, seedswoman, seedseller and seedress at Cistus Nursery. Cost for this class is free for NatureScaping members or $15 for non-members. Membership is $20 per year and $15 for seniors. The class location will be at CASEE Center, building B, room 205, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. To register for this class or more information email or or call 360-737-1160.

Buddhism Study Group: The meditation and Buddhism study group meets every third Wednesday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Cascade Park Community Library near Firstenberg Center in Vancouver. All those interested in meditation and the study of Buddhism as a life philosophy are welcome. For more information, email

Soroptimists International of Camas-Washougal: Soroptimist International of Camas-Washougal meets at noon on the first Friday of each month at Zion Lutheran Church, 824 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. The group also meets at 7 p.m., on the third Tuesday of the month, also at Zion Lutheran. The Tuesday evening meeting features guest speakers. 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 painting skills. The group meets from 2 to 4 p.m., each Monday, at 418 N.E. Fourth Ave., Suite 104, Camas.

For more information, call 408-985-9412.To submit new Around Town notices or provide updated information, email, 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.