Around Town for Sept. 13, 2018

Allan Jeffs


Clark County Parks Advisory Board: The board will meet on Friday, Sept. 14, 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, Sept. 17, 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, Sept. 17, 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, Sept. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 S.E. Eighth Way. For more information, call 360-906-5011 or visit

Mount Pleasant School District: The board will meet Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 9 a.m., at Mount Pleasant School, 152 Marble Road, Washougal.

Clark County Council: The council will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m., in the Public Services Center, 1300 Franklin St., sixth floor hearing room, Vancouver. For more information, email or call 564-397-4454.

East County Fire & Rescue: The commissioners will meet Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m., at Station 91, 600 N.E. 267th Ave., Camas.


Camas Public Library: The repair cafe is Saturday, Sept. 15, from noon to 2 p.m. The monthly adult board game night is Friday, Sept. 21, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Big kids library sleepover is Saturday, Sept. 22, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sign-up is required. 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: All libraries in the Fort Vancouver Regional Library system will be closed Thursday, Sept. 13, for staff training. The technology lab for mobile devices will be Friday, Sept. 14, from 4 to 5 p.m. A gardening workshop featuring lasagna gardening with Eve Hanlin will be Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Civics is Fundamental: Voting & Expanding Your Circle of Influence will be Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. The adult book group will meet Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 6 to 7 p.m. The featured book is Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan. 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 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

Attic Gallery: Attic Gallery is featuring the paintings and ceramics of artist Jean Schwalbe. 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 September exhibit. 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 Sept. 13 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.


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.


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


Chelatchie Prairie Railroad: Steam weekend will be Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16. The train will depart at noon and 2:30 p.m. from the station in Yacolt, Washington. Tickets are $20 per person, $19 for seniors, $15 for children ages 5 to 12, and $13 for children ages 2 to 4. Babies up to 2 are free. To buy tickets or to reserve a spot, visit or call 360-686-3559.

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.


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.

Camas-Washougal Aviation Association: CWAA will meet Thursday, Sept. 20, for a 6:30 p.m. potluck followed by a 7 p.m., business meeting at Kent Mehrer’s hangar, 26419 S.E. 10th St., Camas.

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.