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Camas-Washougal events for week of Aug. 8-15

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Camas Library Board: The Board of Trustees will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 8, in Meeting Room A of the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas.

Washougal City Council: The Council will meet for a workshop at 5 p.m. and for a regular meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 12, at Washougal City Hall, 1701 “C” St., Washougal.  For more information, visit

Camas School District Board of Education: The Board will meet at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 12, in the Dennison Board Room at the Zellerbach Administration Center, 841 N.E. 22nd Ave., Camas. For more information, visit


Camas Public Library: Preschool Storytime for children ages 3 to 5 years will be held at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 10, and Tuesday, Aug. 13. Slavic storytime (in Russian and Ukrainian) will begin at 10:15 a.m., Monday, Aug. 12. Korean storytime will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12. Tiny Tots Storytime will be held at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 14. Baby Storytime will be held at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 15. The Community Sewing Group will meet at 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 8. Teens and adults ages 13 and older can try the virtual reality Oculus Rift or Oculus Go at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 8, at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10, at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 14, or at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15.  There will be a blood drive at the library at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 12. Storytime in the Park will be held from 11 to 11:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 12, at Forest Home Park, 640 N.W. Logan St., Camas. Origami with Yuki will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13. Mystery and Mayhem, a mystery book group for adults, will be held from 6 to 7:45 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13. Stitching in the Stacks, a drop-in embroidery group for ages 12 and older, will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 14, in the Teen Room. For more information about these programs, or to learn about other ongoing library programs, call 360-834-4692 or visit

Washougal Community Library: Family storytime, for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and children, will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 9. Struggling with your tablet or smartphone? Come to the library’s Technology Workshop: Mobile Devices Lab, where library staff will answer tablet and smartphone questions, from 4 to 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 9. Craft and Play will be held from 2 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13. Harmonica Pocket Rock-n-Read, for toddlers and young children, will be held from 2 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 14. For more information, visit or call 360-906-4860.


Attic Gallery: The gallery is showcasing “Double Vision: A Two Person Show” featuring encaustic paintings by Sheary Clough Suiter and mixed media paintings by Nard Claar, throughout the month of August. The gallery is located at 408 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. For more information, call 360-817-2415.

Second Story Gallery: The Northwest Oil Painters Guild will show their art work throughout  the months of August and September at the Second Story Gallery, located on the second floor of the Camas Public Library. The art is available for viewing during regular 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 360-834-4692 or visit second

Camas Gallery: The gallery, located at 408 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas, is showcasing steampunk-inspired art throughout the month of August. For more information, visit

Angst Gallery: The gallery presents “A Study in Blue,” a group show dedicated to all things blue: azul, cobalt, sapphire, indigo, aquamarine, turquoise, teal, cyan and more, through Aug. 24. The gallery is located at 1015 Main St., Vancouver. For more information, 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

Washougal Senior Center: Meals on Wheels provides coffee from 10 to 11:30 a.m., and serves lunch at 11:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday. The center hosts a food bank at 11 a.m., Mondays. Activities offered during the week include: cribbage, bingo, bunco, pinochle, billiards, watercolor painting and exercise classes. A breakfast fundraiser, to support Washougal Community Center activities, is held on the last Friday of each month (except November and December) from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. The cost is $5. A potluck is held on the first Friday of each month. Refuel Friday, sponsored by local churches and nonprofits, is offered from 4 to 6 p.m. every Friday. For more information, call 360-835-8113, or pick up a schedule of activities at 1681 “C” St., Washougal.


Camas High School class of 1969: The class will hold its 50th class reunion from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, at a Beer at a Time, 216 N.E. Third Ave., Camas. Cost is $5. Payment and RSVP preferred by Sept. 1. Checks should be made out CHS class of 1969 and sent to Jeanette Jester, P.O. Box 319, Washougal, WA 98671. For more information, call Jester at 360-834-2354, or email

Camas High School class of 1974: The class will hold its 45th class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 28. For more information, call Beth Hancock Cross at 360-256-8467.


Women Supporting Women: A support group for women, ages 55 and older, meets from 1:30 to 3 p.m., on Wednesdays, at Firstenburg Community Center, 700 N.E. 136th Ave., Vancouver. Led by Sandra Soleberg, this is a safe place for women to share hopes, dreams, fears, losses, living with illness, aging and loneliness. For more information, call Jana Wilson at 360-487-7025 or email jana.wilson@cityofvan

Camas Group Recovery: The group meets from 8 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 7 to 8 p.m., on Sundays, at Camas Friends Church, 1004 N.E. Ione St.

Watercolorists group: The watercolor group meets from 1:30 to 3 p.m., every Tuesday, at the Washougal Community Center, 1681 “C” St. This is not an instructed class; however, there is a group critique at the end of the session. All are welcome.


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


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.