Community briefs for Aug. 15, 2019

Library to host postpartum transitions talk; 'Living on Land' course set; fire department plans open house

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Camas library to host ‘healthy postpartum transitions’ talk

Naturopathic physician Maria Russell and Priscilla Gilbert, a mental health counselor, will host a talk about healthy postpartum transitions on Thursday, Aug. 22, in Camas.

The talk will cover depression, anxiety, physiology, hormones, self-care and balance strategies as well as medications, both natural and pharmacological. The free presentation, for parents and parents-to-be, is set for 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. There is no registration required, and participants are encouraged to bring questions for the presenters.

‘Living on the Land’ course to start Sept. 5

A ‘Living on the Land’ class series, presented by the Washington State University Clark County Extension program and supported by Clark County Public Works Clean Water Program, will begin Sept. 5 and run for 12 weeks, through Nov. 21.

Over the past 16 years, nearly 500 Clark County residents have graduated from the ‘Living on the Land’ class series, which brings in local experts to teach key stewardship principles to small acreage landowners. These experts give advice on pasture management, controlling weeds, wildlife, soil health, well and septic maintenance, and more.

Classes will be held in Hazel Dell, and advance registration is required. The cost is $35 per person or $50 per family (including up to two registrants).

To register and find more information, visit or contact Teresa Koper by emailing or by calling 564-397-5729.

Fire department plans open house for Sept. 28

The Camas-Washougal Fire Department will host a free open house and health/safety fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, at Grass Valley Fire Station No. 42, 4321 N.W. Parker St., Camas.

Free lunch will be provided, and the first 100 families through the door will receive a free emergency preparedness item from NW Natural.

Families are encouraged to bring their children and friends for a fun, informative day at the fire station.

There will be activities for children, including art projects, balloon animals and face painting, as well as exhibits on health, safety and emergency preparedness from local agencies including NW Natural.

The city of Camas will post a full schedule of events, including live firefighting, CPR and fire extinguisher demonstrations closer to the date of the event.