Around Town for July 26, 2018

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Jerry and Mary Sauer, of Camas, are the grand marshals of the Skamania County Fair and Timber Carnival, scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 14, through Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Skamania County Fairgrounds, in Stevenson. The Sauers, former owners of Excavator Rental Services LLC (ERS), in Camas, and current owners of Your Party & Event Center, in East Vancouver, will ride in the fair's parade and be recognized at the opening ceremonies. For more information, visit (Contributed photo provided courtesy of Jerry and Mary Sauer)


Camas Public Library: The library board will meet Thursday, Aug. 2, at 6:30 p.m., in the library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave. For more information, call 360-834-4692.


Camas Public Library: Book 2 Art Club will meet Thursday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m. Unleash Your Creative Side, for kids ages 4 and up, will be held Friday, July 27, from 2 to 4 p.m., on the front lawn. The Friends and Foundation of the Camas Library book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, July 27, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 28. The Crochet Club meets every Thursday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the teen room. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Teen Zine meets the first Wednesday of the month from 3 to 5 p.m. 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 July 31, from 2 to 3 p.m. The program will feature a Harry Potter birthday celebration. “Saturdays Rock!” will be held July 28, and will feature BreakOut Kit for older children, teens and adults. 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. During the months of August and September, the watercolors and oils of Mary Alred and Julie Ann Smith 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. The featured artist for the month of August is Mark E. Jordan. There will be a First Friday event on Aug. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. 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: Attic Gallery will have its second annual local artists invitational exhibit. The paintings and ceramics of Terri Axness will be on display from Friday, Aug. 3, through Saturday, Sept. 1. There will be a First Friday reception on Aug. 3, 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. A juried show featuring the works of Michele Collier, Jessica Damsky, Kayla Griffin, Cynthia Heise, Anne John, Clarice Keegan, Ryan W. Kelly, Meredith Lewis, Marc M. McVey, Ruth Ross, Sally Sellers, Noah Alexander, Iaac Stein, Dale Strouse and Samyak, Yamauchi. The title of the show is Sin. 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

River Art Fair: The second annual River Art Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4, at 1705 S.E. Washougal River Road. For more information, visit


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 annual senior center tour bus trip to Long Beach, Washington, for the Kite Festival will be on Friday, Aug. 24. The bus will depart from Pendleton Woolen Mill, in Washougal, at 8:30 a.m. A shopping trip to Black Buggy will be made on the way back. There is a $5 fee and reservations are required. Call or test LaRhea Steele at 360-904-4274 or Dee Bretag at 360-335-8884. The Camas seniors’ monthly casino trip will be to Lucky Eagle casino in Rochester, Washington, on Monday, Aug. 20. 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

Two Rivers Heritage Museum: The museum is seeking volunteer docents for four-hour shifts to welcome and tour guests, a social media manager and board secretary. For more information, contact Lois at 360-835-5449. The museum is open Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., throughout the month of October. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 seniors, $2 for students and free for children under the age of 5. For more information about the museum, visit


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 Musical Theater Camp is Monday through Friday, July 30 to Aug. 3, from noon to 4 p.m. This class is for kids ages 6 and up, and is for beginners with little or no experience. 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 its second session Aug. 13 through 17. This session is from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $150 for one child, add $130 per week. 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


East County Fire & Rescue: ECFR is hosting an open house and sundae bar Sunday, July 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Station 91, 600 N.E. 267th Ave., Camas.Downtown Camas Association: Picnic in Color, a new event, will be Sunday, July 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Northeast Cedar Street and Northeast Fourth Avenue. For more information, visit

Parents Night Out: Free childcare, with a limit of 20 children, is being offered on Friday, Aug. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 1206 N.E. Birch St., Camas, for all Camas-Washougal parents. Reservations are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, for children ages 6 months to 12 years. To reserve a spot for your child, call 360-834-3281.

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.


100+ Women Who Care Clark County: The group will hold its next meeting Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 6 p.m., at Salud! Wine Bar, 224 N.E. Third Ave., Camas. There will be an optional social hour from 5 to 6 p.m. For more information, 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., 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.