Around Town for Nov. 22, 2018

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Above, members of the Camas-Washougal Garden Club stand near the Washougal city entrance sign, where they planted hundreds of daffodil bulbs on Oct. 27. At left, the Camas-Washougal Garden Club started "Project Daffodil" in 2017, by planting 800 daffodil bulbs at the welcome signs off Highway 14 coming into Camas and Washougal. The group hopes other community members, organizations, schools and businesses will join in the daffodil project by planting bulbs near their own spaces in Camas and Washougal. (Contributed photos courtesy of Camas-Washougal Garden Club)


Camas School District: The Camas School Board will hold a budget-related workshop Monday, Nov. 26, at 4 p.m., followed by the general meeting at 5:30 p.m., at the Camas School District office, 841 N.E. 22nd Ave., Camas.

Board of Clark County Councilors: The board will hold a public hearing regarding a shoreline master program amendment and 2018 annual review and dockets amending the 20-year growth management comprehensive plan text and map, zone map and county code, Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 10 a.m., in the councilors’ hearing room on the sixth floor of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver.

Washougal School District: The Washougal School Board will meet Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 6:30 p.m., at Hathaway Elementary School, 630 24th St., Washougal.

Friends of the Washougal Library: The Friends will meet Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 6:30 p.m., in the Washougal Community Library, 1661 “C” St., Washougal.

Clark County Board of Health: There will be a public hearing Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 9 a.m., in the councilors’ hearing room on the sixth floor of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver. The board will consider revisions to a county code related to environmental public health fees.

Camas City Council: The council will hold a workshop Monday, Dec. 3, 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, Dec. 3, 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, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m., in the port meeting room, 24 S. “A” St., Washougal. For more information, call 360-835-2196.

East County Fire & Rescue: The commissioners will meet Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 6:30 p.m., at Station 91, 600 N.E. 267th Ave., Camas.

Clark County Arts Commission: The commission will meet Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 5:30 p.m., on the sixth floor of the Public Service Center, conference room 678, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver.

Camas Public Library Board: The board will meet Thursday, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m., in meeting room A at the library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas.


Camas Public Library: “Thirty Days of Kindness” continues through 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. NaNoWriMo Come Write-in meets on the veranda every Monday in November from 5 to 7:45 p.m. The 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. Do-it-yourself wreathmaking will occur from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1. “Crafternoons” will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, in December. Jeffree White’s “Rain or Shine” trio winter concert will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Washougal Community Center, 1681 “C” St., Washougal. 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

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, 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 have 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 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.


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.

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 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 or

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.


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.

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., Ste. 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.