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Events in Camas-Washougal for the week of Aug. 15-21

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Camas City Council: The Council will meet for a workshop at 4:30 p.m. and for a regular meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 19, at Camas City Hall, 616 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. For more information, contact the City Clerk’s office at 360-817-1591, or visit

Port of Camas-Washougal: The Port’s Board of Commissioners will hold a regular meeting at 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 19, in the Port Meeting Room, 24 S. “A” St., Washougal.

Camas Planning Commission: The Commission will hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Camas City Hall, 616 N.E. Fourth 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. 17, and Tuesday, Aug. 20. Slavic storytime (in Russian and Ukrainian) will begin at 10:15 a.m., Monday, Aug. 19. Korean storytime will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19. Tiny Tots Storytime will be held at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 21. Baby Storytime will be held at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 22. The LEGO Club will be held from 4 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15. The Friends and Foundation of the Camas Library will meet from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15. Game Night for Adults will be held at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 16. Simply Write: Revised Edition, a group for people who love to write, will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17. The SRP Opus Instrument Zoo will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17. Teens and adults ages 13 and older can try the virtual reality Oculus Rift or Oculus Go at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 21, and at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22. Storytime in the Park will be held from 11 to 11:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 19, at Crown Park, 120 N.E. 17th Ave., Camas. An all-ages book swap, where participants can bring home as many books as they bring to swap with others, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 21, in meeting rooms A and B at the library. 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. 16. A book group for adult readers will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 20. For more information, visit fvrl.librarymar or call 360-906-4860.


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 center is planning its annual trip to Long Beach, Washington, for the annual kite festival. The group will depart on a bus at 8:30 a.m., from the back lot of the Pendleton Woolen Mill, in Washougal. The cost is $5 and will be collected on the bus. To make a reservation, call Dee at 360-335-8884 or Larhea Steele at 360-904-4274.

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.


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 angstgal


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.


Community Garden Club of Camas-Washougal: The club will meet and have an end-of-summer potluck at noon, Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Camas Community Center, 1718 S.E. Seventh St., Camas. Refreshments will be served and guests are welcome. For more information, call 360-834-3003 or visit gardenclubofcamaswash

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