Around Town for Jan. 18, 2018

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Barista Ellie Metzner and Hidden River Roasters owners David Metzner, Aaron Baldwin (left to right) and Brandon Pasa (not pictured) participated in a soft opening of the one-year old company's new cafe-roastery during the Downtown Camas Association's First Friday festivities, Jan. 5. Hidden River Roasters, 536 N.E. Fifth Ave., will officially open on Friday, Jan. 19. In addition to organic, direct trade coffee from Costa Rica, Honduras, Peru, Mexico and Kenya, the cafe-roastery will have hot chocolate, chai lattes, Italian sodas and apple juice. Scones, muffins, cookies and gluten-free brownies, made by Kimberly Koch, owner of Truly Scrumptious, of Camas, will also be available to purchase. For more information, call 888-661-6612, email or visit


Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association: The CWEDA board will meet Thursday, Jan. 18, at 3:30 p.m., at Excelsior High School, 1401 39th St., Washougal. For more information, call 360-607-9816 or visit

Washougal City Council: The council will hold a workshop Monday, Jan. 22, 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. 22, 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 Councilors: The board will conduct a public hearing Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 10 a.m., at the Public Services Center, 1300 Franklin St., BOCC hearing room, sixth floor, Vancouver. For more information, contact Colete Anderson at 360-397-2280 ext. 4516 or email or Jose Alvarez at 360-397-2280 ext. 4989 or email at

Washougal School District: The board will meet Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m., in the Washougal School District board room, 4855 Evergreen Way. For more information, call 360-954-3000.

Friends of the Washougal Library: The Friends will meet Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Washougal Community Library, 1661 “C” St. For information, visit

Camas City Council: The council will hold a two-day workshop Friday, Jan. 26, and Saturday, Jan. 27, at Lacamas Lake Lodge, 227 N.W. Lake Road, Camas.


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 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 7-12. Lego Club meets 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 for more activities.

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


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 seniors will be making their annual trip to Long Beach, Washington, for the crab feed on Saturday, Feb. 3. A bus will load at the Pendleton Woolen Mill parking lot, 2 Pendleton Way, Washougal, by 9 a.m. and return by 6 p.m. Charge to ride the bus will be $5. Because of the late start for the dungeness crabbing season, cost for the dinner is unknown. For more information, call LaRhea Steele at 360-433-6426. The seniors 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.

Seniors and Law Enforcement Together: SALT will meet Monday, Jan. 22, from 11 a.m. to noon, at the Camas Police Department, 2100 N.E. Third Ave. Guest speaker will be Korri Nelson, who specializes in senior fitness.


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-Washougal Chamber of Commerce: The chamber’s monthly luncheon will be Thursday, Jan. 18, at Camas Meadows, 4105 N.W. Camas Meadows Dr. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., and the program will begin at noon. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for guests. RSVP by email to or call the chamber office at 360-834-2472.

Daughters of Neptune: The Daughters of Neptune is a 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

NatureScaping Wildlife Botanical Gardens: The group will meet on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon, at CASEE Center, building B, room 205, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. The topic for January is Intro to Perennial Agriculture, presented by Eve Hanlin, a landscape designer, garden mentor and owner of Evelyn’s Garden. There is no fee for NatureScaping members and $15 for non-members. Membership per year is $20, and $15 for seniors. For more information or to register, call 360-737-1160 or email or

Community Garden Club of Camas-Washougal: The club meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Camas Community Center, 1718 S.E. Seventh Ave., at 1 p.m. The speaker for the Wednesday, Jan. 24, meeting is Charles Bennett, and the topic will be “Gardening to Save the Pollinators.” Refreshments will be served and guests are welcome. For more information, call 360-834-3003.

Groundhog Dinner: The 29th annual groundhog dinner will be Saturday, Feb. 3, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Washougal United Methodist Church, 4020 “M” St., across from Washougal High School. Cost is $9.50 for adults, and children under 12 is $5. The menu consists of “John Sinden” sausage (groundhog) patties, mashed potatoes, sausage gravy, coleslaw, applesauce, green beans, biscuits, beverage and dessert. Take out is available, and 10 percent of proceeds go to the Inter-Faith Treasure House.

100+ Women Who Care Clark County: The group will hold its first meeting Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m., at Salud! Wine Bar, 224 N.E. Third Ave., Camas. There will be a social hour before the meeting from 5 to 6 p.m. For more information, visit


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 Lake 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.