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 7 p.m., in the Public Service Center, sixth floor conference room 678, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver. For more information, call 360-397-2232.
Camas Public Library: The library board will meet Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave. For more information, call 360-834-4692.
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. Simply Write, a writer’s support group, will meet Nov. 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Book 2 Art Club will meet Thursday, Nov. 29, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Page Turners, for fourth through sixth graders and their adult, is the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., October through May, at Lacamas Lake Lodge, 277 N.E. Lake Road. Galactic Alliance, for teens in middle and high school, meets at 4:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month, from September to April. The Crochet Club meets every Thursday, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., in the teen room. The English Conversation Group meets Tuesdays, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Teen Zine Zone meets the first Wednesday of the month, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Story Explorers meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., from October through May. This program is for second and third graders and their adult. For more information about these programs or to learn about other library programs, call 360-834-4692 or visit ci.camas.wa.us/index.php/camaspubliclibrary.
Washougal Community Library: Baby and toddler storytime, for children ages 0 to 36 months, will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 30. Friday Games will be held on Friday, Nov. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. Do-It-Yourself Wreath Making will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. Technology Workshop: Mobile Devices Lab will be Saturday, Dec. 1, from 4 to 5 p.m. Crafternoon will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. Trivia Night will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 54?40′ Brewing Company, 3801 S. Truman Road, No. 1, Washougal. The new adult book group, Books and Brew will be held at 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3, at 54?40′ Brewing Company. The book for December is Kindred by Octavia Butler. Build it!, a Lego event, will be held Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 3 to 4 p.m. The library is located at 1661 “C” St. For more information or to learn about other library programs, call 360-906-4860 or visit fvrl.org.
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 email@example.com or visit mealsonwheelspeople.org.
Camas Senior Center: The Camas seniors’ monthly casino trip will be held Monday, Dec. 17, and go to Lucky Eagle Casino in Rochester, 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.
ART GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS
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 secondstorygallery.net
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 camasgallery.com or Facebook.com/CamasGallery.
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 atticgallery.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at artatthecave.com.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, look up “Jazzercise Camas” on Facebook or visit jazzercise.com.
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.
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@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
CLUBS AND GROUPS
Preservation Beekeeping Club: The club will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave. Meetings are free, and all bee lovers are welcome to attend. For more information, visit preservationbeekeeping.com/beeclub.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.