Around Town for May 17, 2018

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The Camas Plant & Garden Fair, held Saturday, May 12, included "flowers," made from glass and welded steel, by Bill Zuelke, owner of Bill's Art Glass, of Portland. There were also vendors selling trees, vegetable starts, hanging baskets, fountains and wind chimes at the annual event.


East County Fire and Rescue: The commission will meet for a special board meeting Thursday, May 17, at 5 p.m., in the City of Camas council chambers, 616 N.E. Fourth Ave. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss possible consolidation efforts.

Camas City Council: The council will hold a workshop Monday, May 21, at 4:30 p.m., followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m., at Camas City Hall, 616 N.E. Fourth Ave.

Fort Vancouver Regional Library: The board of trustees will meet Monday, May 21, from 6 to 8 p.m., at La Center Community Center, 1000 E. Fourth St. For more information, call 360-906-5000 or 1-888-546-2707 or visit

Port of Camas-Washougal: The port commission will hold a workshop at 4 p.m., Monday, May 21, regarding art funding, followed by a regular meeting at 5 p.m., in the port office meeting room, 24 S. “A” St., Washougal. For more information, call 360-835-2196.

Friends of the Washougal Library: The Friends will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, in the Washougal Library, 1661 “C” St. For more information, visit

Washougal School District: The board will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, in the Washougal School District board room, 4855 Evergreen Way. For more information, call 360-954-3000.

Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association: The CWEDA board will meet Thursday, May 24, 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

Washougal City Council: Interviews for Council Position 4 will take place at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 31, during a special city council meeting in city hall, 1701 “C” St.


Camas High School “All-Class 50+” Reunion: The Camas School 50th alumni will host a catered lunch on Saturday, Aug. 25, for all former students whose classes graduated in 1968 or earlier. Class representatives will contact the alumni from each class to provide information and registration forms. Alumni who have not received registration forms by Thursday, May 31, should contact Kooky Ritter Helland at 360-835-3251, Patty Noble Smith at 360-609-5232 or Jance Anderson at 360-835-8206. Registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 10, and the cost is $25 per person.


Camas Public Library: Adult game night is Friday, May 18, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Make Me is a drop-in craft opportunity for students in sixth to 12th grades, and will meet from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 22. Forever Young book group meets every second Thursday at Starbucks on 192nd Avenue, near QFC, from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Great Decisions discussions are held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month, now through June. The Crochet Club meets on Thursdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Young Adult room. The Bee Club meets the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon. The English Conversation Group meets Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Read to Cooper, the dog, at the library, from 4 to 5 p.m., every Tuesday and Thursday. Each Read to Cooper session is 15 minutes long and advanced sign-up is required. For more information on these and other library programs and classes, call 360-834-4692 or visit

Washougal Community Library: The Friends of the Washougal Library spring book sale is Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Washougal Town Square, 1700 Main St., Washougal. A bag sale will be held on Saturday from 4 to 5 p.m. All proceeds will help build a new Washougal library. 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


Second Story Gallery: Now through May 26, the exhibit will be called High Fiber Diet, and will feature fiber arts. 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: Wayne Herndon will be the featured artist throughout the month of May. 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: The gallery will be featuring floral paintings of Barbara Benedetti Newton (oil paintings), Kathy Beckman (acrylic paintings), Angela Ridgeway (metal works), Janey Belozer (pastel paintings) and Chuck Schomaker (acrylic paintings) until Saturday, May 26. Attic Gallery is located at 421 N.E. Cedar St. For more information, call 360-833-9747 or visit

Art at the Cave Gallery: Escape from Audubon will be featured at Art at the Cave Gallery throughout the month of May. The works of William Park, Michael Smith, Bill Leigh and Anne John are just a few of the artists whose art is on display. 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: The gallery is currently featuring “Wandering,” a solo show by Tracy Leagjeld, throughout the month of May. The gallery is located at 210 W. Evergreen Blvd., Suite 300, Vancouver. For more information, call 360-750-4499 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 are planning an overnight stay at Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Canyonville, Oregon, on Thursday, June 14. The cost of the room is $114 paid in advance, group rate. There will be bingo, keno, slots, table games, swimming and other activities. For more information or to make reservations, contact LaRhea Steele at 360-433-6426 before May 30. 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 May, 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., 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 (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: Applications are now being accepted for volunteers to help with the Summer Reading Program. Adults and teens, at least 13 years old, will be seated at the registration table in the children’s library. Volunteers must submit an application by Monday, June 11. For more information, contact Ellen Miles, programming and outreach coordinator, at or call 360-834-4692, ext. 4703.

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


PeaceHealth webinar, Lessons from stroke survivors: During this free webinar, set for noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, online participants will learn five important lessons from stroke survivors. The featured speaker will be Louise Jenkins, MSN, a career nurse leader in emergency medicine and stroke care. To sign-up, visit

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

Washougal Community Education: Spring 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: Summer classes include a variety of martial arts classes, Tiny Tots Tumbling and Pee Wee Super Sports for preschoolers, toddler yoga, Kids and a Canvas paint class. Summer camp class include a kindness camp and Shape NW Summer Camps. Adult classes include yoga, flower arranging and Weight Watchers. Senior programs are Enhance Fitness, Tai Chi and Tum Pai. Coming this summer is Camtown Youth Festival, Movies in the Park, Camas Days kids parade, Family Fun Friday, and the Summer Concert Series. For more information on any of these classes or other classes offered by Parks and Recreation, 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: Toddler & Me Yoga is 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, and both sessions are from 9 a.m. to noon, 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


Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce: The chamber’s monthly luncheon will be Thursday, May 17, 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 will be Nina Carlson from Northwest Natural. Cost is $20 for members, and $25 for guests. RSVP by email to or call the chamber office at 360-834-2472.

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.


Camas-Washougal Aviation Association: CWAA is meeting Thursday, May 17, for a 6:30 p.m. potluck followed by a 7 p.m. business meeting, at Kent Mehrer’s hanger, 26419 N.E. 10th St., Camas.

NatureScaping: Landscaping with Native Plants will be presented Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to noon, at CASEE Center, Building B, Room 205, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. It will be presented by Anna Kate Martin, Watershed Projects Coordinator at Clark Public Utilities. For NatureScaping members, the cost is free, for non-members, it’s $15. To become a member, it’s $20 for the year, and $15 for seniors. To register or more information, email or or call 360-737-1160.

Community Club of Camas-Washougal: The club meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Camas Community Center, 1718 S.E. Seventh St. There will be no speaker on Wednesday, May 23; however the public is welcome to attend. This will be the last meeting before summer. The next scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, Aug. 22. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 360-834-3003.

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.