Around Town for Oct. 4, 2018

Attendees of a Sept. 26, VIP opening of the Black Pearl Event Center, in Washougal, enjoy drinks, desserts and appetizers. The building, originally designed to accommodate an upscale restaurant overlooking the Port of Camas-Washougal marina, is available to book for weddings, receptions, parties, reunions and corporate events.


Camas Public Library: The library board will meet Thursday, Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m., at Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave. For more information, call 360-834-4692.

Washougal City Council: The council will hold a workshop at 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m., in Washougal City Hall, 1701 C St.

Camas School District: The board will meet at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, in the Camas School District office, 841 N.E. 22nd Ave. For more information, call 360-335-3000.

Clark County Council: The council will hold a public hearing Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m., in the councilors hearing room, sixth floor, in the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver, to discuss speed limits in select areas. For more information, call Matt Griswold, P.E., Traffic Engineering and Operations Section supervisor at Clark County Public Works, at 360-397-4372, ext. 4372, or visit

Clark County Cemetery District No. 1: The district will meet Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 4:30 p.m., at the cemetery office, 26700 N.E. Robinson Road.

C-Tran: The board will meet at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Vancouver Library Columbia Room, 901 “C” St., Vancouver. For more information, call 360-696-4494 or TTY 360-695-2760.

Washougal School District: The board will hold a regular business meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Washougal School District board room, 4855 Evergreen Way. For more information, call 360-954-3000.


Camas Public Library: Saturday Adult Craft-O-Rama will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6. Author Ellie Alexander will be at the library Thursday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m. Page Turners, for fourth through sixth graders and their adult, is held on 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 new program is for second and third graders and their adult. For more information, call 360-834-4692 or visit

Washougal Community Library: The mobile devices lab will meet Saturday, Oct. 6, from 4 to 5 p.m. The do-it-yourself book art will feature fall pumpkins on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Baby and toddler storytime, for children ages 0 to 36 months, will meet Friday, Oct. 5, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.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


Enspire Arts: Tango & Tapas is the theme for Enspire Arts first-ever celebration gala. The event will be Saturday, Oct. 13, from 7 to 10 p.m., at Black Pearl on the Columbia, 56 S. First St., Washougal. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at For more information, visit or email

Second Story Gallery: Throughout the month of October, the mixed media art of Carolyn Gunderson and friends will be on display. The gallery, located at 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas, on the second floor of the Camas Public Library, is open for viewing during regular library hours, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. For more information, visit or call 360-834-4692.

Camas Gallery: The featured artist for the the month of October will be Rob Blackaby. There will be a First Friday event from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5. 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: The abstract paintings of Earl Hamilton will be on display Oct. 5 through 27. There will be a First Friday reception on Friday, Oct. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. 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: “Politiks: The Art of Deception” will be on display Oct. 5 through 27, with a First Friday opening on Oct. 5 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Art at the CAVE Gallery, 108 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver. For more information, call 360-314-6506, email or visit the website at


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: A day trip is planned for Tuesday, Oct. 30, to Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington. The bus will depart at 7 a.m., and there is a $5 fee. Call or text for reservations to LaRhea Steele 360-904-4274 or call Dee Boelter at 360-335-8884. The Camas seniors’ monthly casino trip will be held Monday, Oct. 15, at 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.


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

Two Rivers Heritage Museum: The museum is seeking volunteer docents for four-hour shifts to welcome guests and provide museum tours, as well as a social media manager and board secretary. For more information, contact Lois at 360-835-5449. The museum is open Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., throughout the month of October. Admission costs $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for students and is free for children age 5 and younger. For more information about the museum, visit


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.


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 to the Camas-Washougal Thanksgiving Dinner Fund are accepted at either Riverview Community Bank in Camas or Washougal.

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.

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