Around Town for Sept. 27, 2018

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Shoppers purchase fresh produce at the Camas Farmer's Market. The market's season will come to a conclusion with a Harvest Festival, from 3 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, in front of the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. The festival will include face painting, pumpkin bowling, a cookbook and gardening magazine exchange and live music.


Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association: The CWEDA board will meet Thursday, Sept. 27, 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 the website at

Camas City Council: The council will hold a workshop Monday, Oct. 1, 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. 1, at 5 p.m., in the port meeting room, 24 S. “A” St., Washougal. For more information, call 360-835-2196.

Clark County Arts Commission: The commissioners will meet Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., sixth floor, conference room 678, Vancouver. For more information, call 360-397-2232 or visit

East County Fire & Rescue: The commissioners will meet Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m., at Station 91, 600 N.E. 267th Ave., Camas.

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.


Camas Public Library: Everyone Should Learn to Code, a free stem class for teens and adults, will be Friday, Sept. 28, from 5 to 6 p.m. Hugo will be shown on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 2:30 p.m. 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 Lade 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: Baby and Toddler storytime, for children ages 0 to 36 months, is Friday, Sept. 28, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friends of the Washougal Community Library Book Sale is Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 and 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The adult book group will meet Monday, Oct. 1, from 6 to 7 p.m., at 54?40′ Brewing Company, 3801 S. Truman Road No. 1, Washougal. October’s book is Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Trivia Night is Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 6 to 7 p.m., at 54?40′ Brewing Company. 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. Beginning Friday, Oct. 5, 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: Cheryl Mathieson is the featured artist for the month of September. 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: Attic Gallery is featuring the paintings and ceramics of artist Jean Schwalbe. 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: “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

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


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


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 $5.00 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.


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: Girls Night Out is Thursday, Sept. 27, from 5 to 9 p.m. This fundraising event focuses on breast and ovarian cancer awareness and benefits the Pink Lemonade Project and the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Oregon/Southwest Washington.

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.

Chelatchie Prairie Railroad: The Harvest Run Diesel Weekend will be Friday and Saturday, Sept. 29 & 30. The train will depart at noon and 2:30 p.m. from the train station in Yacolt. Arrive 30 minutes prior to departure. Tickets are $16 per person, $15 per seniors, $11 for children 5 to 12, and $9 for children 2 to 4. Babies up to age 2 are free. To buy tickets, 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.


Preservation Beekeeping Club: The club will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave. 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.