Around Town for July 5, 2018

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Ballet Papalotl -- authentic Mexican culture and folklore dancers from Portland -- entertained the crowd at the Southwest Washington Tamale Festival Saturday, June 30, in downtown Washougal. The Southwest Washington League of United Latin American Citizens presented the family-friendly event.


Washougal City Council: The council will hold a workshop at 5 p.m., Monday, July 9, followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m., in Washougal City Hall, 1701 “C” St., Washougal.

Clark County Councilors: The council will meet Tuesday, July 10, at 10 a.m., in the Clark County Public Service Center, sixth floor hearing room, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver. For more information, call Rebecca Messinger, 564-397-4305.

Clark County Cemetery District No. 1: The board will meet Tuesday, July 10, at 4:30 p.m., at the cemetery office 26700 N.E. Robinson Road, Camas. Business will include trash issue and insurance.

C-Tran Board of Directors: The board will meet at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 10, in the Vancouver Library Columbia Room, 901 “C” St., Vancouver. For more information, call 360-696-4494 or TTY 360-695-2760.

Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association: The CWEDA board will meet Thursday, July 12, at 3:30 p.m., in the Port of Camas-Washougal office meeting room, 24 S. “A” St., Washougal.


Camas Public Library: Alex Zerbe will present family friendly action comedy on Tuesday, July 10, at 2 p.m. West Columbia Gorge Humane Society will host “Caturday Adoption” Saturday, July 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Forever Young Book Group will meet Thursday, July 12, from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Meetings are held at Starbucks, 3401 N.E.192nd Ave., Vancouver. For more information, call 360-834-4692 or visit

Washougal Community Library: “Tuesdays Rock!,” a creative and interactive program for children of all ages, will be held on Tuesday, July 10, from 2 to 3 p.m. The program will feature Kaleidoscope Creation. The mobile devices lab will be held from 4 to 5 p.m., Friday, July 6, and again on Thursday, July 12. The Books and Brew book club will meet Monday, July 9, from 6 to 7 p.m., at 54°40′ Brewing Company, 3801 S. Truman Road, No. 1, Washougal. This month’s book is “The Pearl That Broke Its Shell” by Nadia Hashimi. Trivia Night for adults will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 11, at 54°40′ Brewing Company. The Knightstream, for ages 5 and up, will be held Wednesday, July 11, from 2 to 3 p.m., at the library. The library, located at 1661 “C” St., offers story times for toddlers and younger children at 10:30 a.m., every Wednesday and Friday. For more information, or to learn about other library programs, call 360-906-4860 or visit


Second Story Gallery: For the month of July, the photography of Dennis Allison will be on display. The gallery, located at 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas, on the second floor of the Camas Public Library, is open for viewing during regular library hours, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. For more information, visit or call 360-834-4692.

Camas Gallery: The paintings of Kobie Moore will be on display for the month of July. There will be a First Friday event on July 6 from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Camas Gallery, 408 N.E. Fourth Ave. Located in downtown Camas, 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: Beginning July 6, Attic Gallery will have its second annual local artists invitational exhibit. A First Friday opening reception will be held Friday, July 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. Attic Gallery is located at 421 N.E. Cedar St., Camas. For more information, call 360-833-9747 or visit

Art at the Cave Gallery: The July show is called “Feminae Consequat,” and features the works of Alessandra Genovese, Anara Gillock and Jenny Olsen. The gallery, located at 108 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, is 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: Mitch Baird has a solo show at the gallery through July 28. Art on the Boulevard is located at 210 W. Evergreen Blvd., Suite 300, Vancouver. For more information, call 360-750-4499 or visit

Art at the Farm: Local artists Liz Pike and Sarah Bang are holding a two-day art show Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8, at Shangri-La Farm, 26300 N.E. Third St., Camas. For more information, call 360-281-8720.


Meals on Wheels: Lunches, prepared by The Meals on Wheels People, are served at 11:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday, in the Washougal Community Center, at 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’ monthly casino trip will be to Nisqually Red Wind casino in Olympia, Washington, on Monday, July 16. Cost is $5. For reservations or more information, call LaRhea Steele at 360-433-6426.

Washougal Senior Center: The Washougal Senior Center provides coffee from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and Meals on Wheels serves lunch at 11:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday. On Mondays, at 11 a.m., the center hosts a food bank, and then at 1 p.m., there is a “hand and foot” clinic. At 10 a.m., on Mondays and Wednesdays, the center hosts an exercise class, which also is held in Camas at 10 a.m. on Fridays. Billiards is played at 1 p.m., on Tuesdays and Thursdays. At 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, the center hosts “Music with Jeffree,” and at 11 a.m. on Thursdays, “Music with Gabe.” The watercolor class is held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. On Wednesdays, there is an exercise class at 10 a.m., gift bingo at 11 a.m., and regular bingo at 1 p.m. On Thursdays, the tai chi class (held in Camas) begins at 9:30 a.m. The center also hosts pinochle at 1 p.m. on Thursdays.


Lost and Found Cafe: Meals are served to the community at 6 p.m., each Thursday, 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 Washougal facility. For more information, call Janice Butzke at 360-210-5666 or email


Camas Community Education: The Camas Community Education has a wide variety of summer camps, including Art Van-Go Drawing and Paints, Chefs in Training, Early Learning classes, Glee Club: “Broadway,” Star Wars, Sew Fun, Stop Motion animation, Robotics/Tech, safety camps, Jordan Kent skills and soccer. For more information, call 360-833-5544 or 360-833-5548, stop by 841 N.E. 22nd Ave., Camas, or visit

Washougal Community Education: Summer classes for adults and youth include dance, first aid/CPR/AED, language and photography. 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: Weekly tennis summer camps continue through Aug. 24. For more information, call 360-834-5307 or register online at Summer classes include a variety of martial arts training, Tiny Tots Tumbling and Pee Wee Super Sports for preschoolers, toddler yoga and a “Kids and a Canvas” painting class. Summer camp options include a kindness camp and Shape NW class. Adult classes include yoga, flower arranging and Weight Watchers. Senior programs are enhance fitness, tai chi and tum pai. Summer events include Movies in the Park, Camas Days kids’ parade, Family Fun Friday and the Summer Concert Series. For more information on any classes offered by Parks and Recreation, call 360-834-5307, visit or stop by Lacamas Lake Lodge at 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.

Imagination Yoga: Toddler & Me Yoga is available Wednesdays, from 10 to 11 a.m. Kindness Camp, an imagination yoga adventure, will have two sessions. Session 1 is July 16 through 20, and Session is Aug. 13 through 17. Both sessions are from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $150 for one child, add $130 per week. Early bird pricing is 10 percent off through June 30. Classes are Mondays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Lacamas Lake Lodge, 227 N.E. Lake Road, Camas. Register online at For more information, contact Erika at or visit or


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

Downtown Camas Association: A First Friday celebration will be held Friday, July 6 from 5 to 8 p.m., and will feature Camas Poker Tour and Game Night. The Camas Car Show will be held Saturday, July 7, from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Picnic in Color will be held Sunday, July 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in downtown Camas, during Camas Days.


NatureScaping: Art in the Garden will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, July 8. The event is co-sponsored by NatureScaping of S.W. Washington and the Clark County Chapter of The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon, and will be held at CASEE Center, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie.

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., on the third Tuesday of the month, also at Zion Lutheran. The Tuesday evening meeting features guest speakers. 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 painting skills. The group meets from 2 to 4 p.m., each Monday, at 418 N.E. Fourth Ave., Suite 104, Camas. For more information, call 408-985-9412.

To submit new Around Town notices or provide updated information, email, call 360-834-2141, fax 360-834-3423 or send via U.S. mail to 425 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas, WA 98607. The deadline is 10 a.m. each Monday.