Around Town for March 15, 2018

PUBLIC MEETINGS

Camas School District: The board will meet for the East County electeds dinner and conversations Friday, March 16, at 6 p.m., at Excelsior High School, 1401 39th St., Washougal.

Fort Vancouver Regional Library: The board of trustees will hold a retreat on Monday, March 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C N.E. Tenney Road, Vancouver. For more information, call 360-906-5000 or 1-888-546-2707, or visit the website at www.fvrl.org.

Camas City Council: The council will hold a workshop Monday, March 19, at 4:30 p.m., followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m., at Camas City Hall, 616 N.E. Fourth Ave.

Port of Camas-Washougal: The port commission will meet Monday, March 19, at 5 p.m., in the port office meeting room, 24 S. “A” St., Washougal. For more information, call 360-835-2196.

Mount Pleasant School District: The board will meet Tuesday, March 20, at 9 a.m., at Mount Pleasant School, 152 Marble Road, Washougal.

East County Fire and Rescue: The commission will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, at Station 91, 600 N.E. 267th Ave., Camas. For more information, call 360-397-2232.

Camas Planning Commission: The planning commission will meet Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m., at Camas City Hall, council chambers, 616 N.E. Fourth Ave.

Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association: The CWEDA board will meet Thursday, March 22, at 3:30 p.m., at the Port of Camas-Washougal, 24 S. “A” St., Washougal. For more information, call 360-607-9816 or visit the website at www.cweda.org.

LIBRARY PROGRAMS

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 23, 30, April 6, 20 and 27, at 1 p.m., and presented by retired Camas High School teacher Hannelore Tweed. A healthy aging class will be held Saturday, March 17, at 10:30 a.m., and the topic is Nutrition, Digestion and Aging. Healthful Gluten-Free Living is Wednesday, March 21, at 6:45 p.m., and is presented by Daniele Della Valle NTP from Natural Grocers. For more information on these and other library programs and classes, call 360-834-4692 or visit www.ci.camas.wa.us/index.php/camaspubliclibrary.

Washougal Community Library: The adult book discussion for the month of March will be on The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner. 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 www.fvrl.org.

ART GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS

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 www.secondstorygallery.net 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 www.camasgallery.com or Facebook.com/CamasGallery.

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 www.atticgallery.com.

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 info@artatthecave.com or visit www.artatthecave.com.

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 www.artontheboulevard.org.

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.

SENIOR CITIZENS

Seniors And Law Enforcement Together: The group presents Music Therapy Monday, March 26, from 11 a.m. to noon, at the Camas Police Department, 2100 N.E. Third Ave. Guest speaker is Anne Vitort, MT-BC.

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 janice.butzke@mealsonwheelspeople.org or visit www.mealsonwheelspeople.org.

Camas Senior Center: Camas seniors will visit Bob’s Red Mill in Milwaukie, Oregon, Thursday, March 29, followed by a trip to Bob’s Whole Grain Store and Restaurant. The bus will load at Pendleton Woolen Mill in Washougal at 10 a.m. The bus fee is $5, and bring money for lunch and shopping. Call LaRhea Steele at 360-433-6426 for reservations. 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.

VOLUNTEERS

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 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: 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 https://register.cityofcamas.us. Deadline is Friday, March 23. Cost to join is $50. Youth indoor soccer is also beginning. Register online at https://register.cityofcamas.us. For more information on any of these classes or any other classes the parks and recreation offer, 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.

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 https://register.cityofcamas.us. 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 elevy@erikalevy.com or visit the website www.empressyoga.com or facebook.com/empressyoga/.

MISCELLANEOUS

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 adminassistant@cwchamber.com 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 lenaspiano@comcast.net.

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.

CLUBS AND GROUPS

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 info@naturescaping.org or marlene52ns@gmail.com.

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.

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