Around Town for Feb. 8, 2018

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Children from Camas and Vancouver personalize Valentine's cards during a "Sweetheart Social," on Saturday, Feb. 3, at The ARC of Southwest Washington. "Special Celebrations," a parent-run group that provides support and events for families with special needs, hosted the Valentine's celebration. All ages and abilities are welcome to attend the group's activities. For more information, visit


East County Fire and Rescue: The board of commissioners will hold a strategic planning meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8. A policy workshop will be held on Thursday, Feb. 22, also at 6 p.m. Both meetings will be held 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, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave. For more information, call 360-834-4692.

Clark County Parks Advisory Board: The board will meet from noon to 2:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9, in the Public Works Operations Center, conference room B-1, 4700 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver.

Washougal City Council: The council will hold a workshop at 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 12, followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m., at Washougal City Hall, 1701 “C” St.

Camas School District: The board will meet at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 12, at the Camas School District office, 841 N.E. 22nd Ave. For more information, call 360-335-3000.

C-Tran Board of Directors: The board will meet at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the Vancouver Library Columbia Room, 901 “C” St., Vancouver. The board also will hold a board workshop at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 16, at the Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Dr., Vancouver. For more information, call 360-696-4494 or TTY 360-695-2760.

Clark County Cemetery District No. 1 Fern Prairie Commissioners: The commissioners will hold a regular meeting at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the cemetery office, 26700 N.E. Robinson Road, Camas. For more information, call 360-833-9176.

Washougal School District: The board will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the Washougal School District board room, 4855 Evergreen Way. For more information, call 360-954-3000.


Camas Public Library: For those who love to sew, knit or crochet, Sit and Stitch will meet by the fireplace every Saturday in February and March, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. The adult monthly game board night is Friday, Feb. 16, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. 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. Club K3 is held on the third Wednesday of the month at 3 p.m. A book swap for kids and teens will be held Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 3 to 5 p.m. Learn about the resources our community has to offer on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 6 p.m. 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 library will host a mobile devices lab from 4 to 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9. 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 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 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. Attic Gallery is located at 421 N.E. Cedar St. 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. 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 through March 31. The gallery is located at 210 W. Evergreen Blvd., Suite 300, Vancouver. For more information, call 360-750-4499 or visit

Caffe Piccolo: Caffe Piccolo has opened a new exhibit featuring the watercolors of Laura K. Bray through March 31. Caffe Piccolo is located at 400 N.E. Fourth Ave.


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 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.


Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce: The chamber’s monthly luncheon will be held Thursday, Feb. 15, at Camas Meadows, 4105 N.W. Camas Meadows Drive. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., and the program will begin at noon. Featured speakers will be Washougal Mayor Molly Coston and Camas Mayor Scott Higgins. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for guests. RSVP by email to or call the chamber office at 360-834-2472.

Beginner Beekeeping Workshop: An introductory beekeeping workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on two consecutive Saturdays, Feb. 17 and 24, 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

NatureScaping: NatureScaping is hosting Get to Know Your Camera on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon. The introductory level photography class is presented by Carla Christian, of Carla Christian Photography. The class is at CASEE Center, Building B, Room 205, 11104 N.E. 149th St., in Brush Prairie, Washington. Fees for the class is free for NatureScaping members or $15 for non-members. Membership per year is $20 and $15 for for seniors. For more information or to register, call 360-737-1160 or email or

Love at the Cross Ministries: Love at the Cross is hosting United We Stand, a Black History Month event, on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 10:30 a.m., at 436 N. Shepherd Road, Washougal. This event celebrates the contributions of black Americans in U.S. History. A soul food lunch will be provided, and donations are accepted. All are welcome.

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

Refuel Washougal: Free meals are served every Friday, from 4 to 6:30 p.m., 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.


Fort Vancouver Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution: The group will meet Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 11:45 a.m., at the Smith-Reynolds American Legion, 4607 N.E. St. James Rd., Vancouver. Lunch will be available at 11:40 a.m. Prospective members are invited. Genealogical research help is available. For more information, call Sue Mills at 360-573-5445 or email

Columbia Gorge Refuge Stewards: The stewards will hold their annual membership meeting Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 54-40 Brewing, 3801 S. Truman Road, Washougal. The public is invited to attend.

Women Entrepreneurs Organization of Southwest Washington: WEO will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 5:30 p.m., at Warehouse 23, 100 Columbia St., Suite 102, Vancouver. Featured speaker is Selena Maestas. Cost is $49.50 in advance for members and $54.50 for visitors, and includes buffet, dessert, coffee, tea, tax and a tip. To register, visit

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., and hosts a speaker, on the third Tuesday of the month, also at Zion Lutheran. 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 skills. The group meets each Monday from 2 to 4 p.m., at 418 N.E. Fourth Ave., Suite 104, Camas.