Around Town for Dec. 13, 2018

Patsy Dobbek, of Portland (left), and Tina Stauss, of Washougal (right) -- friends since the 1990s -- participate in a holiday wreath making workshop Dec. 1, in the Washougal Community Center. The Friends of the Washougal Library provided the wreath frames, greenery and ribbons.

PUBLIC MEETINGS

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 cweda.org.

Clark County Parks Advisory Board: Board members will hold a public hearing Friday, Dec. 14, from noon to 2:30 p.m., at Luke Jensen Sports Park in the Bud Van Cleve Community Room, 4000 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver.

Camas City Council: The council will hold a workshop Monday, Dec. 17, 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 a public meeting Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 5 p.m., in the port meeting room, 24 S. “A” St., Washougal. For more information, call 360-835-2196.

Mount Pleasant School Board: The board will meet Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 9 a.m., at Mount Pleasant School, 152 Marble Road, Washougal.

Clark County Council: The council will hold a public hearing at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 18, in the councilors hearing room, sixth floor, in the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver.

Fort Vancouver Regional Library: The board will meet Monday, Dec. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Columbia Room at Vancouver Community Library, 901 “C” St., Vancouver. For more information, call 360-906-5000 or visit fvrl.org.

East County Fire & Rescue: The commissioners will meet Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 6:30 p.m., at Station 91, 600 N.E. 267th Ave., Camas.

LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Camas Public Library: Simply Write, a writer’s support group, will meet Thursday, Dec. 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cookie decorating will take place Friday, Dec. 14, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Advanced sign up is required. The Art of Momoir: Stories that Resonate will take place Saturday, Dec. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. Forever Young Book Group will feature favorite young adult authors and will meet Thursday, Dec. 20, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Make Me will meet Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 3 to 5 p.m. Read to Cooper, the dog, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Each reading session is 15 minutes. For more information, or to learn about other library programs, call 360-834-4692 or visit ci.camas.wa.us/index.php/camaspubliclibrary.

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. 14. Teen Night is Friday, Dec. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday games are Friday, Dec. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. Crafternoon is Thursday, Dec. 13, and Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. The technology workshop: mobile devices lab is Friday, Dec. 14, from 4 to 5 p.m. Build it! is Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 3 to 4 p.m. The Adult Book Group will meet Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 6 to 7 p.m. The library is located at 1661 “C” St. For more information, call 360-906-4860 or visit fvrl.org.

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 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.

ART GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS

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 secondstorygallery.net.

Camas Gallery: The featured artist for the month of December is 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 camasgallery.com or Facebook.com/CamasGallery.

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 atticgallery.com.

Art at the CAVE Gallery: The featured artists for the month of December are Kathi Rick and John Tylczak, at Art at the CAVE Gallery, 108 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver. For more information, call 360-314-6506, email info@artatthecave.com or visit artatthecave.com.

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.

CLASSES

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.

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

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 adminassistant@cwchamber.com.

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

NatureScaping: Information about 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 info@naturescaping.org or marlene52ns@gmail.com 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 meditationbuddhismstudygroup@gmail.com.

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.

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