Around Town for Jan. 4, 2017

PUBLIC MEETINGS

Camas Public Library: The library board will meet Thursday, Jan. 4, at 6:30 p.m., at Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave. for more information, call 360-834-4692.

Washougal City Council: The council will hold a workshop Monday, Jan. 8, at 5 p.m., followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m., at Washougal City Hall, 1701 “C” St.

Camas School District: The board will meet Monday, Jan. 8, at 5:30 p.m., at the Camas School District office, 841 N.E. 22nd Ave. For more information, call 360-335-3000.

Clark County Board of County Councilors: The councilors will conduct a public hearing Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 10 a.m., in the councilors hearing room, sixth floor, Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver.

Clark County Cemetery District No. 1 Fern Prairie Commissioners: The commissioners will have a regular public meeting Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 4:30 p.m., in the East County Fire and Rescue Station 1 community room, 600 N.E. 267th Ave., Camas. Topics will include a new chairman, price list, tree and plant rules, accounting check, and burial containers. For more information, call 360-833-9176.

C-Tran Board of Directors: The board will meet Tuesday, Jan. 9, 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.

Washougal School District: The board will meet Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Washougal School District board room, 4855 Evergreen Way. For more information, call 360-954-3000.

LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Camas Public Library: Read to Cooper, the dog. Cooper will be at the library every Tuesday and Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. 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 until 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 through 12. Lego Club is held on the third Thursday of each month, at 4 p.m. The Pokemon Club meets every second Thursday 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 any of these programs, call 360-834-4692 or visit www.ci.camas.wa.us/index.php/camaspubliclibrary.

Washougal Community Library: Voluntary Simplicity continues until Thursday, Feb. 1. Build It! is held the second Wednesday, of the month at 2 p.m. The library, located at 1661 “C” St., offers storytimes for toddlers and younger children on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 360-906-4860 or visit www.fvrl.org.

SENIOR CITIZENS

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 janice.butzke@mealsonwheelspeople.org or visit www.mealsonwheelspeople.org.
Camas Senior Center: The Camas seniors group travels to the Red Wind Casino on the Nisqually Indian Reservation in Thurston County, Washington, on the third Monday of each month. The bus leaves at 7 a.m., and returns by 5 p.m. For more information, or to reserve your spot for the casino trip, call LaRhea Steele at 360-433-6426 or 360-904-4274.

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.

VOLUNTEERS

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 janice.butzke@mealsonwheelspeople.org.

CLASSES

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 www.camascommunityed.org.

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 www.washougal.k12.wa.us/wcer.

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 www.cityofcamas.us/parks 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 lacamasjazzercise@hotmail.com, look up “Jazzercise Camas” on Facebook or visit www.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

Fort Vancouver Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution: The group will meet Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 11:45 a.m., at the Smith-Reynolds American Legion, 4607 N.E. St. James Road, 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 at suesearch@comcast.net.

Daughters of Neptune: The Daughters of Neptune is holding a boater education class on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Dolphin Yacht Club, 34 S. “A” St., Washougal. Lunch will be provided. The cost of this class is $25 per person. 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 spaethville3@gmail.com.

Soroptimists International of Camas-Washougal: Soroptimist International of Camas-Washougal meets on the first Friday of each month at noon at Zion Lutheran Church, 824 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas, as well as on the third Tuesday, with a speaker at 7 p.m. 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. For more information, call 408-985-9412.

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 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.

ART GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS

Second Story Gallery: Second Story Gallery features Metamorphosis – Inevitable Change, the acrylic paintings of Karen Folgarelli and the clay sculptures of Chris Falkener-Lowrey, now through Jan. 22. 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 www.secondstorygallery.net or call 360-834-4692.

Camas Gallery: The featured artist for the month of January is Maria Grazia Repetto. She paints traditional and contemporary custom work. On Friday, Jan. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m., there will be a First Friday event at the gallery, 408 N.E. Fourth Ave. For more information, call 360-817-2415 or go to www.camasgallery.com or Facebook.com/CamasGallery.

Attic Gallery: Attic Gallery is celebrating two years in Camas with the works of Camas artists, Chris Fackler-Lowery, Anna Norris, Ted Norris and Mike Smith. Featured works include hand-built, pit-fired porcelain, oil paintings of Camas, wheel-thrown ceramics and watercolors. There will be an opening reception during First Friday, Jan. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m., at 421 N.E. Cedar St., Camas. For more information, call 360-833-9747 or visit www.atticgallery.com.