Around Town for Sept. 6, 2018

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Above: Coach Mike Bemis instructs girls from the Camas and Washougal high school swim teams during an early morning practice Aug. 24. Both swim teams will compete at a regional meet at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Cascade Athletic Club, 16096 S.E. 15th St., Vancouver, against swimmers from Evergreen, Heritage, Union and Mountain View high schools.


Camas Public Library: The library board will meet Thursday, Sept. 6, at 6:30 p.m., in the 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, Sept. 10, 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, Sept. 10, in the Camas School District office, 841 N.E. 22nd Ave. For more information, call 360-335-3000.

Clark County Council: The councilors will hold a public hearing Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. in the Public Services Center, councilors hearing room, sixth floor, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver. For more information, call Marlia Jenkins at 564-397-4405.

Clark County Cemetery District #1: The board will hold a meeting Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 4:30 p.m., at 26700 N.E. Robinson Road, Camas. Agenda items include DNR and insurance.

C-Tran: The board will meet at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the Vancouver Library Columbia Room, 901 “C” St., Vancouver. For more information, call 360-696-4494 or TTY 360-695-2760.

Washougal Planning Commission: The commission will have a work session Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 5:30 p.m., in Washougal City Hall, 1701 “C” St.

Washougal School District: The board will hold its regular business meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 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 create 2019 calendars on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The repair cafe is Saturday, Sept. 15, from noon to 2 p.m. 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 meets the first Wednesday of the month, from 3 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 360-834-4692 or visit

Washougal Community Library: Baby and Toddler storytime, for children ages 0 to 36 months, is Friday, Sept. 7, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Books and Brew will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10, at 54?40′ Brewing Co., 3801 S. Truman Road, No. 1, Washougal. The September book is “The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid” by Bill Bryson. Civics is Fundamental: Political Literacy, Fake News and Personality Politics, for teens adults and seniors, will meet Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. The library, located at 1661 “C” St., offers storytimes for toddlers and younger children at 10:30 a.m., every Wednesday and Friday. For more information, or to learn about other library programs, call 360-906-4860 or visit


Second Story Gallery: During the month of September, the watercolors and oils of Mary Alred and Julie Ann Smith 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: Cheryl Mathieson is the featured artist for the month of September. 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 The gallery will be hosting a Plein Air Event, Friday, Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Attic Gallery: The paintings of Jean Schwalbe will be featured at Attic Gallery through Sept. 29. A First Friday event will be held Sept. 7, from 5 to 7 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: “Stories that MIGHT be True” is the title of the First Friday exhibit Sept. 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. The gallery, located at 108 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 360-314-6506, email 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

Camas Senior Center: The annual bus trip to Mount Angel, Oregon, for Oktoberfest, will depart at 9 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, from the Pendleton Woolen Mill parking lot. There is a $5 fee for the bus trip. Call Dee Boelter at 360-335-8884 or call or text LaRhea Steele at 360-904-4274 to make reservations. The Camas seniors’ monthly casino trip will be held Monday, Sept. 17, 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, 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.


Downtown Camas Association: The Plein Air & Art Event will be Friday, Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Girls Night Out will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, from 5 to 9 p.m., in downtown Camas. 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.


Fort Vancouver Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution: The daughters will meet Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 11 a.m., at the Smith-Reynolds American Legion, 4607 N.E. St. James Road, Vancouver. Prospective members are invited. Genealogical research help is available. Contact Sue Mills at 360-573-5445 or for more information.

NatureScaping: Introduction to Backyard Bird Song will be Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon, at CASEE Center, Building B, Room 205, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. Cost is free for NatureScape members and $15 for non-members. To become a member, cost is $20 or $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.