Around Town for Oct. 11, 2018

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June Halliday, of JJ Entertainers, provides face-painting services at the Camas Farmer's Market. Jim Healey (not pictured), also with JJ Entertainers, demonstrated his balloon artistry skills at the Oct. 3 market.


Clark County Parks Advisory Board: The board will meet on Friday, Oct. 12, from noon to 2:30 p.m., at Luke Jensen Sports Park in the Bud Van Cleve Community room, 4000 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver.

Camas City Council: The council will hold a workshop Monday, Oct. 15, at 4:30 p.m., followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m., in Camas City Hall, 616 N.E. Fourth Ave.

Port of Camas-Washougal: The port commission will hold a public meeting Monday, Oct. 15, 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, Oct. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Stevenson Community Library, 120 N.W. Vancouver Ave. For more information, call 360-906-5011 or visit

Mount Pleasant School District: The board will meet Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 9 a.m., at Mount Pleasant School, 152 Marble Road, Washougal.

East County Fire & Rescue: The commissioners will meet Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m., at Station 91, 600 N.E. 267th Ave., Camas.


Camas Public Library: Author Ellie Alexander will be at the library Thursday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m. Camas Wellness Festival is Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All sessions are free and pre-registration is strongly suggested. 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 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 Friday, Oct. 12, from 4 to 5 p.m. The adult book group will meet Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 6 to 7 p.m. The book to be discussed is The Little Sister by Raymond Chandler. Baby and toddler storytime, for children ages 0 to 36 months, will meet Friday, Oct. 12, 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: “Storytime,” shows art through Nov. 30, created by a six-member fiber arts group that takes inspiration from published bestsellers to create art with a bookish bent. The group is made up of artists Linda Reinert, CarolAnne Olson, Hedda Wright, Judith Phelps, Mary Kay Price and Dianne Kane. They will have multiple activities tied to books and their art over the course of the 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 October will be Rob Blackaby. 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 through Oct. 27. 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, 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, and goes 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.


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.


Chelatchie Prairie Railroad: The Steam All Leaves Special will be Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13 and 14. The train departs at noon and 2:30 p.m. from the train station in Yacolt, Washington. Arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure. Tickets are $20 per person, $19 for seniors, $15 for children 5 to 12, and $13 for children 2 to 4. Babies up to age 2 are free. To buy tickets, visit or call 360-686-3559.

Riverside Christian School: The 28th annual Apple Festival will be Sunday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Riverside Church, 463 N. Shepherd Road, Washougal. There will be more than 25 vendors participating in this yearly event. For more information, call 360-835-5600 or visit

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 at Camas-Washougal Thanksgiving Dinner Fund 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.

City of Camas: The city is accepting applications to fill the mayoral vacancy. The deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 26, at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Pete Capell, city administrator, at 360-834-6864 or email


Camas-Washougal Aviation Association: CWAA will have a general meeting Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Parker Street Camas-Washougal Fire Station 42. Speaker will be East County Fire & Rescue Chief Mike Carnes. There will be a potluck at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting will follow at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 8 p.m., Trunk and Treat will be at the Grove Field parking lot, 632 N.W. 267th Ave., Camas. For more information, call Kent Mehrer at 206-619-0860 or email at or Terah Brice at 360-562-5082 or email at

NatureScaping: Bats: Our Backyard Buddies will be presented on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon, at CASEE Center, Building B, Room 205, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie, Washington. Brandon Burger, from Backyard Bird Shop, will speak on interesting bat facts and more. Cost is free for NatureScape members and $15 for non-members. To become a member, cost is $20 per year and $15 for seniors. For more information or to register, email or or call 360-737-1160.

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

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., 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.