Around Town for Nov. 8, 2018

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The 2 Rivers Bar & Grill staff go through the new restaurants "soft opening" on Oct. 25, four days before the grand opening in Washougal Town Square, in downtown Washougal. Derik Ford (right) and Michelle Ford (not pictured) own the eatery, which serves steak, salmon, salads, sandwiches and small plates.


Camas Public Library: The library board will meet Thursday, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m., at the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave. For more information, call 360-834-4692.

Clark County Parks Advisory Board: The board will meet Friday, Nov. 9, from noon to 2:30 p.m., at the Luke Jensen Sports Park in the Bud Van Cleve Community Room, 4000 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver.

Washougal School District: The board will meet Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 4:30 p.m., to discuss middle school improvement plans, followed by a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m., in the Washougal School District board room, 4855 Evergreen Way. For more information, call 360-954-3000.

Clark County Cemetery District #1, Fern Prairie: A general business meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 4:30 p.m., at the cemetery office, 26700 N.E. Robinson Road. For more information, call 360-833-9176.

Washougal City Council: The council will hold a workshop Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 5 p.m., followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m., in Washougal City Hall, 1701 “C” St.

C-Tran: The board will meet Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 5:30 p.m., in the Vancouver Library Columbia Room, 901 “C” St., Vancouver. For more information, call 360-696-4494 or TTY 360-695-2760.

Camas School District: The board will meet Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 5:30 p.m., in the Camas School District office, 841 N.E. 22nd Ave. For more information, call 360-335-3000.


Camas Public Library: Thirty Days of Kindness continues throughout the month of November. To participate, pick up a list at the library or print the list from the library’s website, and practice random acts of kindness. Return the list by Wednesday, Dec. 5, for a prize drawing. “Frankenstein, meet the real monster created by Mary Shelley,” will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10. A two-hour gratitude coaching workshop for children will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14. The Saturday Adult Craft-0-Rama will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 10. NaNoWriMo Come Write-in meets on the veranda every Monday in November from 5 to 7:45 p.m. Forever Young Book Group meets the third Thursday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information on this program, visit For more information, call 360-834-4692 or visit

Washougal Community Library: NaNoWriMo Come Write-in weekly sessions in November will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., on Tuesdays, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Saturdays. Baby and toddler storytime, for children ages 0 to 36 months, will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 9. Teen night will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16. The mobile devices lab is from 4 to 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9. Do-it-yourself book art, creating a candle centerpiece, will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13. Build it!, a Lego event, will be held from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14. The library is located at 1661 “C” St. For more information or to learn about other library programs, call 360-906-4860 or visit


Seniors and Law Enforcement Together: SALT will meet from 11 a.m. to noon, Monday, Nov. 12, at the Camas Police Department, 2100 N.E. Third Ave. The topic of this meeting is “Scams targeting seniors.” Meetings are free and open to all seniors.

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’ monthly casino trip will be held Monday, Nov. 19, and go to Nisqually Red Wind casino in Olympia, Washington. The cost is $5. For reservations or more information, call LaRhea Steele at 360-904-4274.

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. At 1 p.m. each Monday, there is a “hand and foot” clinic. At 10 a.m., on Mondays and Wednesdays, the center hosts an exercise class, which also is held in Camas at 10 a.m. on Fridays. Billiards is played at 1 p.m., 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 is 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.


Second Story Gallery: “Storytime,” an art show by a six-member fiber arts group that takes inspiration from published bestsellers to create art with a bookish bent, is showing through Nov. 30. The Storytime artists are Linda Reinert, CarolAnne Olson, Hedda Wright, Judith Phelps, Mary Kay Price and Dianne Kane. They also plan multiple activities tied to books and their art over the course of the two-month show, with information available at the Camas Library website. Second Story Gallery is open during 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, call 360-834-4532 or visit

Camas Gallery: The featured artist for the the month of November is photographer Mehrdad Shojaei. 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: Painter Tommer Gonser is the featured artist until Dec. 1. Attic Gallery is located at 421 N.E. Cedar St., Camas. For more information, call 360-833-9747 or visit

Art at the CAVE Gallery: “Clark County Open Studios Preview Exhibit” will be on display throughout the month of November, at Art at the CAVE Gallery, 108 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver. For more information, call 360-314-6506, email or visit the website at


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


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.


Chelatchie Prairie Railroad: Patriot’s weekend special is Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10 and 11. The train will depart at noon and 2:30 p.m. from the station in Yacolt, Washington. Tickets cost $16 per person, $15 for seniors, $11 for children 5 to 12, and $9 for children 2 to 4. Babies up to age 2 are free. To purchase tickets and reserve a spot or for more information, visit or call 360-686-3559.

City of Washougal: The city is hosting a community open house Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Washougal City Hall, 1701 “C” St. The topic for this open house is the Connect Washougal Grade Separation Project. This project is aimed to reconnect the community by providing a new crossing near 27th and 32nd streets.

Friends of Hospice Southwest Washington: The friends are taking orders for poinsettias now through Tuesday, Nov. 13. The 32nd annual fundraiser benefits southwest Washington hospice and palliative care patients and their families. For more information or to place an order, visit the website at

Knights of Columbus: The organization will be delivering its annual Thanksgiving dinner for seniors, shut-ins and others in need on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 22. For those who may need a meal delivered, call the Treasure House at 360-834-4181, Al at 360-835-5346 or East County Family Resource at 360-835-7802. Monetary donations are being accepted for the Camas-Washougal Thanksgiving Dinner Fund at either Riverview Community Bank in Camas or Washougal.

Camas-Washougal Community Chest: Gathering With a Purpose will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Lacamas Lake Lodge, 227 N.E. Lake Road, Camas. RSVP by Monday, Nov. 19, to or call or text Jan at 360-831-1130. For more information, visit the website at and the click on Planned Giving or call Bob Howe at 360-834-9292.

Refuel Washougal: Free meals are served from 4 to 6:30 p.m., every Friday, 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 Daughters of the American Revolution: The club will meet at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Smith-Reynolds American Legion, 4607 N.E. St. James Road, Vancouver. Prospective members are invited and genealogical research is available. For more information, contact Sue Mills at 360-573-5445 or

Camas-Washougal Aviation Association: The members will meet Thursday, Nov. 15, for election of officers at the Parker Street Fire Station, 4321 N.W. Parker St., Camas. A potluck will be at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.

NatureScaping: Composting Methods and Options will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 17, and will be presented by Pete DuBois, master composter-recycler. The class is at CASEE Center, Building G, Room 205, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. The cost is free for NatureScaping members or $15 for non-members. Membership costs $20 per year and $15 for seniors. To register or for more information, email or or call 360-737-1160.

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., on the third Tuesday of the month, also at Zion Lutheran. The Tuesday evening meeting features guest speakers. The Soroptimists’ mission is to help women and girls. Call Gail at 360-260-7879 for more information.

Buddhism Study Group: The meditation and Buddhism study group meets every third Wednesday from 1:30 to 3 p.m., at the Cascade Park Community Library near Firstenberg Center in Vancouver. All those interested in meditation and the study of Buddhism as a life philosophy are welcome. For more information, email

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 from 2 to 4 p.m., each Monday, 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.