Around Town for Dec. 6, 2018

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Larry Good, Wendy DelBosque and Michelle Van Tassel (from left to right) await the start of the Christmas Ships parade Saturday, Dec. 1, by the Port of Camas-Washougal marina. Kimberly Tallitsch, of Vancouver (not pictured), owns the boat, "Seoul Mate," which features an Eiffel Tower with lights. The ships' schedule, for the remainder of December, is available at


Camas Public Library Board: The board will meet Thursday, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m., in meeting room A, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. For more information, call 360-834-4692.

Washougal City Council: The council will hold a workshop Monday, Jan. 14, at 5 p.m., followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m., in Washougal City Hall, 1701 “C” St.

Camas School District: The board will meet Monday, Dec. 10, at 5:30 p.m., in the Camas School District office, 841 N.E. 22nd Ave. For more information, call 360-335-3000.

Clark County Council: The council will hold a public hearing at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, in the councilors hearing room, sixth floor, in the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver.

Washougal School District: The board will meet Tuesday, Dec. 11, to discuss the high school improvement plans, followed by a regular business meeting at 6:30 p.m., in the Washougal School District board room, 4855 Evergreen Way. For more information, call 360-954-3000.

C-Tran: The board will meet Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 5:30 p.m., in the Vancouver Library Columbia Room, 901 “C” St., Vancouver. For more information, call 360-696-4494 or TTY 360-695-2760.

Clark County Cemetery District No. 1, Fern Prairie: The district will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 4:30 p.m., at 26700 N.E. Robinson Road, Camas. Items to be discussed will be price list review, January wage increases and election of a chairman. For more information, call 360-833-9176.

Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association: The CWEDA board will meet Thursday, Dec. 13, at 3:30 p.m., in the Port of Camas-Washougal, 24 S. “A” St., Washougal. For more information, call 360-607-9816 or visit


Camas Public Library: Simply Write, a writer’s support group, will meet Thursday, Dec. 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Read to Cooper, the dog, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Each reading session is 15 minutes. Page Turners, for fourth through sixth graders and their adult, is the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., October through May, at Lacamas Lake Lodge, 277 N.E. Lake Road. Galactic Alliance, for teens in middle and high school, meets at 4:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month, from September to April. 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 Zone meets the first Wednesday of the month, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Story Explorers meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., from October through May. This program is for second and third-graders and their adult. For more information, or to learn about other library programs, call 360-834-4692 or visit

Washougal Community Library: Baby and toddler storytime, for children ages 0 to 36 months, will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 7. Friday Games will be held on Friday, Dec. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. Crafternoon will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 and Tuesday, Dec. 11, Build it!, a Lego event, will be held Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 3 to 4 p.m. The library is located at 1661 “C” St. For more information, call 360-906-4860 or visit


Seniors And Law Enforcement Together: The SALT Holiday Senior Social will be Monday, Dec. 10, from 11 a.m. to noon, at 40 et 8 Boxcar Room, 7607 N.E. 26th Ave., Vancouver. There will be light refreshments, desserts, holiday music and visiting with local law enforcement. All Clark County seniors are invited. There is no east side meeting in December.

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 Camas seniors’ monthly casino trip will be held Monday, Dec. 17, and go to Lucky Eagle Casino in Rochester, 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.


Second Story Gallery: December’s artist will be Jennifer Neal. She will show mixed media, water colors and acrylics through December and January. Second Story Gallery is open during library hours, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. For more information, call 360-834-4532 or visit

Camas Gallery: Featured artist for the month of December will be Allan Jeffs, a professional visual artist. 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: A holiday group exhibit will be at Attic Gallery throughout the month of December. 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: Featured artists for the month of December will be Kathi Rick and John Tylczak, at Art at the CAVE Gallery, 108 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver. For more information, call 360-314-6506, email or visit the website at


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


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.


Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce: The chamber luncheon is Thursday, Dec. 13, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Camas Meadows, 4105 N.W. Camas Meadows Drive. It’s the chamber’s official holiday party, and it’s open to all members and employees. Price is $40 per person, raffle tickets are $1 each. For more information, call 360-834-2472 or email

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.


NatureScaping: Native Mason Bees will be presented by Brigg Flanklin, Master Composter/Recycler and Mason Beekeeper, on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon, at CASEE Center, building B, room 205, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie, Washington. Cost for NatureScaping members is free and $15 for non-members. Membership per year is $20, and $15 for seniors. For more information or to register for his class, email or or call 360-737-1160.

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.

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

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.