Around Town for March 8, 2018

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Eartha the Ecological Clown and "Major," her Moluccan cockatoo, delight children and adults during the First Friday festivities held March 2, at Journey Church, in downtown Camas. Eartha, 71, of Portland, legally changed her name to Eartha Ever Green, nine years ago. She said Major, 32, could live to be 80 or older. Columbia Springs, Waste Connections, the Washington State University Master Gardener program and the Camas High School "Green Team" also participated in the "Go Green" themed event, organized by the Downtown Camas Association and merchants.


Second Story Gallery: Second Story Gallery features the photography of Daniel Ionashku through Saturday, March 31. 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 or call 360-834-4692.

Camas Gallery: Camas Gallery will feature the paintings of Heidi Jo Curley and Tom Relth throughout the month of March. Camas Gallery is located at 408 N.E. Fourth Ave. 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 be “All About Horses” for the month of March. The works of Janey Belozer (pastel paintings), Carol Grigg (watercolor and mixed media paintings), Mike Smith (oil paintings) and Anna Wiancko-Chasman (clay and stick sculptures) will be featured. Attic Gallery is located at 421 N.E. Cedar St. For more information, call 360-833-9747 or visit

Art at the Cave Gallery: The gallery is currently featuring “Reflect,” a group exhibit showing the works from three Portland-based artists, Abra Ancliffe, Brandi Kruse and Yoshihiro Kitai. The gallery is located at 108 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, and 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: Art on the Boulevard features the oil paintings of Emily Schultz-McNeal now through March. The gallery is located at 210 W. Evergreen Blvd., Suite 300, Vancouver. For more information, call 360-750-4499 or visit

Caffe Piccolo: Caffe Piccolo has opened a new exhibit, featuring the watercolors of Laura K. Bray, now through March 31. Caffe Piccolo is located at 400 N.E. Fourth Ave., in downtown Camas.


Camas Public Library: For those who love to sew, knit or crochet, the “Sit and Stitch” group will meet by the fireplace from 1 to 5:30 p.m., on Saturdays throughout March. Read to Cooper, the dog, at the library, from 4 to 5 p.m., every Tuesday and Thursday. Each session is 15 minutes long and advanced sign-up is required. Holocaust Studies will be held Fridays, March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 20 and 27, at 1 p.m., and presented by retired Camas High School teacher Hannelore Tweed. Healthy aging classes will be held Saturday, March 10 at 10:30 a.m., and the topic is History of the Human Diet and What it Says About Healthy Aging. The monthly board game night for adults is Friday, March 16, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information on these and other library programs and classes, call 360-834-4692 or visit

Washougal Community Library: Mobile Devices Lab will be held Friday, March 9, from 4 to 5 p.m. Poetry Music, Where Words and Music Meet, will be Tuesday, March 13, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Build It!” is held at 2 p.m., on the second Wednesday of the month. The library, located at 1661 “C” St., offers storytimes 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


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 have a new casino bus schedule. This year, casino trips alternate between Nisqually Red Wind Casino and Lucky Eagle Casino. For the month of March, the seniors will journey to Nisqually Red Wind in Olympia, Washington. For more information, or to make reservations, call LaRhea Steele at 360-433-6426.

Washougal Senior Center: The Washougal Senior Center provides coffee from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday. Meals on Wheels serves lunch at 11:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday. At 11 a.m., on Mondays, the center hosts a food bank. At 1 p.m., on Mondays, there is a “hand and foot” clinic. At 10 a.m., on Mondays and Wednesdays, the center hosts an exercise class (this class 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 will be 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.


Camas Public Library: The library board will meet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 8, at Camas Public Library, Meeting Room A, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Connie Urquhart at 360-834-4692.

Washougal City Council: The city council will hold a workshop at 5 p.m., Monday, March 12, followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m., at Washougal City Hall, 1701 “C” St.

Camas School District: The school board will meet at 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 12, at the Camas School District office, 841 N.E. 22nd Ave. For more information, call 360-335-3000.

Board of County Councilors: The board will conduct a public hearing at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 13, at the Public Service Building, Councilors Hearing Room, sixth floor, 1300 Franklin Street, Vancouver.

Clark County Cemetery District 1: The cemetery district will meet at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 13, at the district office, 26700 N.E. Robinson Road, Camas. For more information, call 360-833-9176.

C-Tran Board of Directors: The board will meet at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 13, 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 school board will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 13, in the Washougal School District board room, 4855 Evergreen Way. For more more information, call 360-954-3000.


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: The 2018 Camas co-ed flag football season begins in May, and practices are in April. To be a part of flag football, register online at Deadline is Friday, March 23. Cost to join is $50. Youth indoor soccer is also beginning. Register online at For more information on any of these classes or any other classes the parks and recreation offer, 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.

Imagination Yoga: Imagination Yoga is a nationally recognized yoga program. Erika Levy, a certified Imagination Yoga teacher, introduces kids to yoga through “imaginative associations” through adventure stories such as taking children to the jungle, outer space, swamps and back in time. Classes are Mondays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Lacamas Lake Lodge, 227 N.E. Lake Road, Camas. Register online at The first class is free; $12 per child (drop-in), three classes for $33 or five classes for $55. Starting Wednesday, March 7, classes will be held at Dance Evolution, 334 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. For more information, contact Erika at or visit the website or


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


Daughters of Neptune: The Daughters of Neptune will hold a boater-education class from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, March 10, at the Dolphin Yacht Club, 34 S. “A” St., Washougal. Lunch will be provided. Cost of the class is $25, cash only, payable at check-in. 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

Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce: The chamber’s monthly luncheon will be Thursday, March 15, at Camas Meadows, 4105 N.W. Camas Meadows Drive. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., and the program will begin at noon. Featured speaker is Cliff Gilmore. Cost is $20 for members, and $25 for guests. RSVP by email to or call 360-834-2472.

Clark County Music Teachers Association: The association is having a workshop Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 1206 N.E. Birch St., Camas. The topic is American Composers from Copland to Ellington, and will feature pianist Dr. Matthew Cooper, DMA, MM. To register or to get price information, contact Elena Vozheiko-Wheaton at 360-859-3396 or email her at

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 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.


Fort Vancouver Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution: The group will meet Tuesday, March 13, at 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

NatureScaping: NatureScaping is hosting Natural Pruning, Saturday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to noon. This class is presented by Allen Wilson, retired professor of landscape horticulture. The class will be held at CASEE Center, Building B, Room 205, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. Fees for this class is free for NatureScaping members or $15 for non-members. Membership per year is $20 and $15 for seniors. To register or more information, call 360-737-1160 or email or

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., and hosts a speaker, on the third Tuesday of the month, also at Zion Lutheran. 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.

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.