Around Town for Jan. 25, 2018

PUBLIC MEETINGS

Camas City Council: The council will hold its annual two-day planning retreat starting at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, and at 9 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 27, at Lacamas Lodge, 227 N.W. Lake Road, Camas.

Camas Public Library: The library board will meet Thursday, Feb. 1, at 6:30 p.m., at Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave. For more information, call 360-834-4692.

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 7-12. 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 these and other library 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. The annual spring library book sale is Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2 and 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Washougal Town Square, 1700 Main St. 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 and other library programs, 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 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. There is a $5 fee to ride the bus. Because of the late start for the dungeness crabbing season, the cost for the dinner is unknown. For more information, call LaRhea Steele at 360-433-6426. The seniors travel 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

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 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 www.100womenclarkcounty.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, and host speakers at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. 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 will feature the acrylic work of Alan Rose beginning 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 www.secondstorygallery.net 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, Feb. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m., which is free to the public. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 360-817-2415 or visit www.camasgallery.com or Facebook.com/CamasGallery.