Around Town for May 24, 2018

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Adults peruse and purchase a variety of titles during the Friends of the Washougal Library book sale, Friday, May 18, in Washougal Town Square. Proceeds from the sale, which continued Saturday, May 19 and included vinyl records and children's books, will go to Washougal library programs and a future new library.


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: The City Council will hold a workshop Tuesday, May 29, at 5 p.m., followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m., in Washougal City Hall, 1701 “C” St. A special City Council meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 31, to interview applicants for the vacant City Council Position 4.

Camas School District: The board will meet at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 29, in the Camas School District office, 841 N.E. 22nd Ave. For more information, call 360-335-3000.

Clark County Council: The council will hold a work session at 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 30, in the council’s sixth floor hearing room at the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver. The purpose of this work session will be to hear from experts and stakeholders regarding cannabis to evaluate the current moratorium on marijuana establishments in unincorporated Clark County. For more information, call Lindsey Shafar, senior policy assistant, at 360-397-2232.


Second Story Gallery: Now through May 26, the “High Fiber Diet” exhibit will feature fiber arts. Beginning Friday, June 1, the gallery will feature the pastels of Catherine Snyder. 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 is the featured artist throughout May. Bev Birdwell will be the featured artist beginning Friday, June 1, and there will be a First Friday event from 5 to 8 p.m. Camas Gallery, 408 N.E. Fourth Ave., 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 is 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 is featured at Art at the Cave Gallery throughout May. The works of William Park, Michael Smith, Bill Leigh and Anne John are among the artists whose art is on display. 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: The gallery is featuring “Wandering,” a solo show by Tracy Leagjeld, throughout May. Art on the Boulevard is located at 210 W. Evergreen Blvd., Suite 300, Vancouver. For more information, call 360-750-4499 or visit


Camas Public Library: The 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 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. For more information, call 360-834-4692 or visit

Washougal Community 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


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.

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, or to become a volunteer, 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


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: 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 options include a kindness camp and Shape NW. Adult classes include yoga, flower arranging and Weight Watchers. Senior programs are Enhance Fitness, Tai Chi and Tum Pai. Summer events will include the Camtown Youth Festival, 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, 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 child. Early bird pricing is 10 percent off through June 30. Classes are Mondays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Camas Community Center, 1718 S.E. Seventh Ave., Camas. Register online at For more information, contact Erika at or visit


Free meals for veterans: Veterans are invited to enjoy a free breakfast or lunch Thursday, May 24, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Smitty’s Restaurant, 1816 N.E. Third Ave., Camas. This event is sponsored by VFW Post 4278 and Smitty’s Restaurant. On Sunday, June 10, at 1:30 p.m., a flag retirement ceremony will be held in Marina Park, 24 S. “A” St., Washougal.

Evening of Elegance Dinner and Silent Auction: An evening filled with dining, dancing and donating will be held on Thursday, May 24, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Columbia Ridge Senior Living, 2300 W. Ninth St., Washougal. The annual fundraiser will benefit the Washougal Senior Association and Meals on Wheels. The cost of dinner is $35. To purchase tickets, call 360-835-8113.

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.


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 each Monday from 2 to 4 p.m., at 418 N.E. Fourth Ave., Suite 104, Camas. For more information, call 408-985-9412.

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.

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.