Around Town for Feb. 1, 2018

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Nick Calais and Tami Weidert, a Camas-area couple, will celebrate their love for each other, as well as their love of the Camas community, this Friday, in downtown Camas. The couple has invited the whole community to help celebrate their wedding at an event called "A Wedding Affair to Remember." The wedding kicks off at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 2, at the Liberty Theatre in the heart of Camas' historic downtown. Camas Mayor Scott Higgins will officiate. The wedding celebration continues that evening in conjunction with the Downtown Camas Association's First Friday event. A wedding tent reception, featuring finger foods from Camas restaurants, desserts and dancing, will be set up on Northeast Cedar Street. Wedding vendors, to help attendees plan their own future events, will be set up from 5 to 8 p.m. at Journey Community Church, 304 N.E. Fourth Ave. In honor of the usual February First Friday theme, "A Chocolate Affair to Remember," participating merchants will be handing out chocolates. "Everything in regards to our wedding, minus clothes, is coming from Camas," Weidert says. (Contributed photo courtesy of Nick Calais and Tami Weidert)


Camas City Council: The council will hold a workshop at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 5, followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m., at Camas City Hall, 616 N.E. Fourth Ave.

Port of Camas-Washougal: The commission will meet at 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 5, at the port office meeting room, 24 S. “A” St., Washougal. For more information, call 360-835-2196.

Clark County Arts Commission: The commission will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 6, in the Public Service Center, sixth floor, conference room 678, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver. For more information, call 360-397-2232.

East County Fire & Rescue: The commission will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Station 91, 600 N.E. 267th Ave., Camas. For more information, call 360-834-4908.

Camas Public Library: The library board will meet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, at Camas Public Library, meeting room A, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Connie Urquhart at 360-834-4692.


Camas Public Library: Read to Cooper the dog at the library, from 4 to 5 p.m., every Tuesday and Thursday. Each session is 15 minutes long 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 student’s 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 through May. Teen Zine Club is on the first Wednesday of the month, from 3 to 5 p.m. This is for students in grades 7-12. Lego Club meets on the third Thursday of each month, 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 these and other library programs, call 360-834-4692 or visit

Washougal Community Library: The annual spring library book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2 and 3, at Washougal Town Square, 1700 Main St. The library will host a mobile devices lab from 4 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 3. The walk-in lab is held on the first Saturday and second Friday of the month. Build It! is held at 2 p.m., on the second Wednesday of the month. The library, located at 1661 “C” St., offers storytimes for toddlers and younger children at 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays and Fridays. For more information or to inquire about other library programs, call 360-906-4860 or visit


Second Story Gallery: Second Story Gallery will feature the acrylic work of Alan Rose, Feb. 2 through Feb. 24. The gallery, located at 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., on the second floor of the Camas Public Library, is open for viewing during regular 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, visit or call 360-834-4692.

Camas Gallery: The featured artist for the month of February is Jamie Morgan. Her photography will be shown at 408 N.E. Fourth Ave. The gallery will have a First Friday event from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 2. The event is free to the public. 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 is featuring “Figurative Paintings” by Arne Westerman, George Hamilton, Hilarie Coutre and Tamara Adams through Feb. 26. The First Friday reception will celebrate the wedding of Nick Calais and Tami Weidert from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 2. For more information, call 360-833-9747 or visit

Art at the Cave Gallery: The gallery is featuring “Then and Now Part 2,” a retrospective of new work by Cave Gallery founder Anne John. The gallery is located at 108 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, and open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. A first Friday event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 2. For more information, call 360-314-6506, email or visit

Art on the Boulevard: Art on the Boulevard will feature the oil paintings of Emily Schultz-McNeal beginning Friday, Feb. 2 and running through March 31. A Vancouver First Friday reception will be held from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 2. The event is free and will provide refreshments. The gallery is located at 210 W. Evergreen Blvd., Suite 300, Vancouver. For more information, call 360-750-4499 or visit


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 or visit

Camas Senior Center: The Camas seniors will be heading to Long Beach, Washington, for the annual crab feed at the Long Beach Elks Lodge, 110 Pacific Ave., on Saturday, Feb. 3. The bus ride will be $5. The cost of the meal, which includes coleslaw and bread, has not been announced because of the late start of dungeness crab season. The bus will load at Pendleton Woolen Mill in Washougal at 9 a.m. and will return by 6 p.m. Call LaRhea Steele for reservations at 360-433-6426. The Camas seniors have a new casino bus schedule. This year casino trips will alternate between Nisqually Red Wind Casino and Lucky Eagle Casino. On Monday, Feb. 19, the seniors will journey to Lucky Eagle Casino, 12888 188th Ave. S.W., Rochester, Washington. For more information or to make reservations, call LaRhea Steele at 360-433-6426.

Washougal Senior Center: The Washougal Senior Center provides coffee Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. through the 11:30 a.m. lunch, which is served 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.


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


Camas Community Education: The Camas Community Education winter 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; as well as 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

Washougal Community Education: Winter classes for adults and youth include dance, first aid/CPR/AED, language and photography. Winter 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: Toddler and Me Yoga, for children ages 18 months to 5 years, is held each Wednesday, from 10 to 11 a.m., 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 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, 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.


Beginner Beekeeping Workshop: An introductory beekeeping workshop will be held two consecutive Saturdays, Feb. 17 and 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., upstairs at the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave. The workshops are free, and registration is not required. Instructor is Susan Chernak McElroy. Bring a lunch and a journal for note taking. For more information, visit

Daughters of Neptune: The Daughters of Neptune will hold a boater-education class from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, March 10, at the Dolphin Yacht Club, 34 S. “A” St., Washougal. Lunch will be provided. Cost of the class is $25, cash only, payable at check-in. 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

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.