Around Town for May 31, 2018

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4278 members Jerry Haxby, Chuck Farrell and Sarah Aktepy, accompanied by her service dog, Violet, (from left to right) enjoy refreshments after participating in a Memorial Day ceremony, Saturday, May 26, at the Fern Prairie Cemetery. Memorial Day ceremonies were also held Monday, May 28, at the Camas and Washougal cemeteries.


Washougal City Council: 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 in Washougal City Hall, 1701 “C” St.

Camas City Council: The council will hold a workshop Monday, June 4, 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, June 4, at 5 p.m., in the port office meeting room, 24 S. “A” St., Washougal. For more information, call 360-835-2196.

Clark County Arts Commission: The commission will meet Tuesday, June 5, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., sixth floor, conference room 678, Vancouver. For more information, call 360-397-2232 or visit

Clark County Council: The council will hold a public hearing Tuesday, June 5, at 6 p.m., in the councilors hearing room, sixth floor, Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver, to consider amendments to the Clark County Code on the sale of fireworks. For more information, contact Jon Dunaway, Fire Marshall, at (564) 397-4116.

East County Fire & Rescue: The commission will meet Tuesday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m., at Station 91, 600 N.E. 267th Ave., Camas.

Camas Public Library: The library board will meet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 7, at Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave. For more information, call 360-834-4692.


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. Make Me, a drop-in craft opportunity for sixth- to 12th-graders, will be held Tuesday, June 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. 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 mobile devices lab will be held Saturday, June 2, and Friday, June 8 from 4 to 5 p.m. On Monday, June 4, from 6 to 7 p.m., Books and Brew, the new adult book group, will meet 54?40′ Brewing Company, at 3801 S. Truman Road, No. 1, Washougal. The book for the month of June is “Everything I Never Told You,” by Celeste Ng. The Tween Read-Aloud group will meet Tuesdays, June 5, 12 and 19, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The group will read The Twits by Roald Dahl. 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: 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: 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: Attic Gallery’s June exhibit will feature landscape paintings by a variety of gallery artists through Saturday, June 30. There will be a first Friday reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Attic Gallery is located at 421 N.E. Cedar St. For more information, call 360-833-9747 or visit

Art at the Cave Gallery: A duel showing entitled “Mirrors,” featuring the art of Chas Martin and Melissa, will be at The Cave. A Vancouver First Friday event will be held June 1 from 5 to 9 p.m. 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 will have a solo show beginning Friday, June 1, until Saturday, July 28. There will be an open reception during Vancouver’s First Friday on June 1, from 5 to 9 p.m. 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: 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 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


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.

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 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, and a Kids and a Canvas 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 children’s parade, Family Fun Fridays 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 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