Around Town for Oct. 25, 2018

Are you a fan of Stephen King's "It"? The owners of a Halloween-tastic home at 918 N.E. Fourth Ave., in downtown Camas, seem to be. Check out the home's front yard decorations for a scary good time this Halloween season.

A Halloween inspired sign points the way to a few scary sites at a highly decorated home in Camas, at 918 N.E. Fourth Ave.


Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association: The CWEDA board will meet Thursday, Oct. 25, at 3:30 p.m., at the Port of Camas Washougal, 24 S. “A” St., Washougal. For more information, call 360-607-9816 or visit

Clark County Council: The council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 10 a.m., in the councilor’s hearing room, sixth floor, Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver.


Camas Public Library: 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, call 360-834-4692 or visit

Washougal Community Library: NaNoWriMo Come Write-in kick off party is Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 7 p.m. Baby and toddler storytime, for children ages 0 to 36 months, will meet Friday, Oct. 26, 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


Second Story Gallery: “Storytime,” now being shown through Nov. 30, is 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 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 October is 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 are 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 through Oct. 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, Nov. 19, and goes 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.


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 closed for the season, and will reopen in March 2019. 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.


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

Chelatchie Railroad: The annual headless horseman steam excursion is Saturday and Sunday, October 27 and 28. The train will depart at 9:30 a.m., noon and 2:30 p.m. from the train station in Yacolt, Washington. Arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure, and reservations are recommended. Ticket prices 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 purchase tickets, visit or call 360-686-3559.

Bethel Community Church: How to Survive the Holidays, Grief for Holidays, will be Friday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m., at Bethel Community Church, 1438 B St., Washougal.

Portland Spirit: The Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler will make its annual trip from Cascade Locks to Portland on Saturday, Nov. 3. It will leave Cascade Locks, Oregon, at 8 a.m. For more information or to register, call 503-224-3900.

Friends of Hospice Southwest Washington: The friends are taking orders for poinsettias now through Tuesday, Nov. 13. The 32nd annual fundraiser benefits southwest Washington hospice and palliative care patients and their families. For more information or to place an order, visit the website at

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.

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.


Preservation Beekeeping Club: The club will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Venersborg School House, 24309 N.E. 209th St., Battle Ground. Meetings are free, and all bee lovers are welcome. For more information, visit

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.