Around Town for Nov. 15, 2018

(Contributed photo courtesy of Second Story Gallery) Artist Jennifer Neal’s “Light Meets Dark” will be on display throughout the months of December and January at the Second Story Gallery in Camas. The gallery, located on the second floor of the Camas Public Library, will hold an artist reception at a special time on Friday, Dec. 7, to help attract visitors to Neal’s “The World is Full of Beauty and Love” art show, before the Hometown Holidays festivities begin in downtown Camas later that evening. The gallery will offer music and treats as part of its “twilight” artist reception from 4 to 6 p.m., Dec. 7. Neal, a Camas artist, will unveil her bold paintings that night. Her art will be on display through Jan. 26, 2019, 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


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

Washougal City Council: The council will hold a workshop Monday, Nov. 19, at 5 p.m., followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m., in Washougal City Hall, 1701 “C” St.

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

Fort Vancouver Regional Library: The board will meet Monday, Nov. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Woodland Community Library, 770 Park St. For more information, call 360-906-5011 or visit

Mount Pleasant School District: The board will meet Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m., at Mount Pleasant School, 152 Marble Road, Washougal.

East County Fire & Rescue: The commissioners will meet Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m., at Station 91, 600 N.E. 267th Ave., Camas.

Camas Planning Commission: The commission will meet Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m., in Camas City Hall, 616 N.E. Fourth Ave.


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. Neither Wolf Nor Dog will be presented on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m. Fiber to Fabric, a Vancouver handspinners demonstration, will be Saturday, Nov. 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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. 16. Teen night will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16. The adult book group will meet Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 6 to 7 p.m. The book discussed will be My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman. Build it!, a Lego event, will be held from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 21. The library is located at 1661 “C” St. 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’ 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.


Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce: The chamber luncheon is Thursday, Nov. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Camas Meadows, 4105 N.W. Camas Meadows Drive. Speaker is Tristan Allen of the Washington Emergency Management Division. He will be discussing the emergency preparedness of the business community. Cost of the lunch is $20 for members and $25 for non-members and guests. For more information, call 360-834-2472 or email

St. John’s Presbyterian Church: Free and supervised childcare is being offered by members of St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 1206 N.E. Birch St., Camas, Sunday, Dec. 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. To register or for more information, call the church office, Tuesday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 360-834-3281. Space is limited to 20 children.

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.

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