Around Town for Aug. 16, 2018

Children marvel at "Daisy," an American alligator held by Steve Lattanzi with Steve's Creature Feature, on Aug. 8, in the Washougal Community Center. Lattanzi has worked with exotic wildlife for more than 40 years.

PUBLIC MEETINGS

Camas City Council: The council will hold a workshop Monday, Aug. 20, at 4:30 p.m., followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m., in Camas City Hall, 616 N.E. Fourth Ave.

Port of Camas-Washougal: The port commission will hold an open public meeting Monday, Aug. 20, at 5 p.m., in the port meeting room, 24 S. “A” St., Washougal. For more information, call 360-835-2196.

Fort Vancouver Regional Library: The board will meet Monday, Aug. 20, at Ridgefield Community Library, 210 N. Main Ave., from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 360-906-5011 or visit fvrl.org.

Mount Pleasant School District: The board will meet Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 9 a.m., at Mount Pleasant School, 152 Marble Road, Washougal.

East County Fire & Rescue: The commission will meet Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 6:30 p.m., at Station 91, 600 N.E. 267th Ave., Camas.

LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Camas Public Library: The monthly board game night for adults will be held Friday, Aug. 17, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bollywood Style Dancing and Henna Tattoos for adults and teens will be held Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 6:30 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 ci.camas.wa.us/index.php/camaspubliclibrary.

Washougal Community Library: Teen night, for ages 12 to 18, will be held Friday, Aug. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. The adult book group will meet Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This month’s book is “Hillbilly Elegy,” by J.D. Vance. 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 fvrl.org.

ART GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS

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 secondstorygallery.net or call 360-834-4692.

Camas Gallery: Mark E. Jordan is the featured artist for the month of August. 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 camasgallery.com or Facebook.com/CamasGallery.

Attic Gallery: Attic Gallery is featuring the paintings and ceramics of artist Terri Axness now through Sept. 1. Attic Gallery is located at 421 N.E. Cedar St., Camas. For more information, call 360-833-9747 or visit atticgallery.com.

Art at the Cave Gallery: A juried show will feature 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 info@artatthecave.com or visit artatthecave.com.

SENIOR CITIZENS

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 janice.butzke@mealsonwheelspeople.org or visit mealsonwheelspeople.org.

Camas Senior Center: The annual senior center tour bus trip to Long Beach, Washington, for the Kite Festival will be held 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 annual bus trip to Mount Angel, Oregon, for Oktoberfest, will depart at 9 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, from the Pendleton Woolen Mill parking lot. There is a $5 fee for the Sept. 13 bus trip. Call Dee Boelter at 360-335-8884 or call or text LaRhea Steele at 360-904-4274 to make reservations. The Camas seniors’ monthly casino trip on Monday, Sept. 17, will go to the Nisqually Red Wind casino in Olympia, Washington. The 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. At 1 p.m. each Monday, 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., 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.

CLASSES

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 camascommunityed.org.

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 washougal.k12.wa.us/wcer.

Camas Parks and Recreation: Weekly tennis summer camps continue through Aug. 24. For more information, call 360-834-5307 or register online at register.cityofcamas.us. 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 cityofcamas.us/parks 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 lacamasjazzercise@hotmail.com, look up “Jazzercise Camas” on Facebook or visit jazzercise.com.

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 https://register.cityofcamas.us. For more information, contact Erika at elevy@erikalevy.com or visit empressyoga.com or facebook.com/empressyoga/.

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.

VOLUNTEERS

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 janice.butzke@mealsonwheelspeople.org.

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 for seniors, $2 for students and is free for children age 5 and younger. For more information about the museum, visit 2rhm.com.

MISCELLANEOUS

Downtown Camas Association: Shoot 360 will be held Friday through Sunday, Aug. 17-19, in downtown Camas. For more information, visit basketball.exposureevents.com/108459/hoops-360-3on3-2018-presented-by-shoot-360.

Family Promise of Clark County: Food-Art-Musical, an event to raise funds for Family Promise, a nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless and in-crisis families, will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., held Saturday, Aug. 18, 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 eastwoodspres.org/happenings. To learn about Family Promise of Clark County, visit familypromiseofclarkco.org or email Gwen Wagner at gwendolynwagner@gmail.com or Peggy McNeese at peggymcneese@comcast.net.

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 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.

CLUBS AND GROUPS

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. Topics will include the success of the steak feed and open house fly day and prepare for Wheels and Wings on Saturday, Sept. 15.

NatureScaping: The Wide World of Seeds will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 18, at CASEE Center, building B, room 205, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. Presented by Ann Amato, seedswoman, seedseller and seedress at Cistus Nursery, this class is free for NatureScaping members and costs $15 for non-members. Membership to NatureScaping costs $20 per year and $15 for seniors. To register for this class or for more information, email info@naturescaping.org or marleen52ns@gmail.com or call 360-737-1160.

Friends of the Washougal Library: The friends will meet Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Washougal Community Library, 1661 “C” St.

Community Garden Club of Camas-Washougal: The garden club will meet Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the Camas Community Center, 1718 S.E. Seventh Ave. There will be a potluck beginning at noon. Guests are welcome. For more information, call 360-834-3003.

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 meditationbuddhismstudygroup@gmail.com.

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 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.