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Events in Camas-Washougal for the week of Aug. 22-29

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This original "La Center Bottoms" oil painting by artist Jim Gola, which measures 34-by-36 inches, is being auctioned off to benefit the nonprofit Second Story Gallery at the Camas Public Library in downtown Camas. The painting is on display as part of the current, two-month show by Northwest Oil Painters Guild members, which runs through September. The gallery will take silent bids for the painting until 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 31. The silent-auction bid sheet can be found on an easel inside the Second Story Gallery, located on the second floor of the Camas Public Library at 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. (Contributed photo courtesy of Second Story Gallery)


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. 26, at Washougal City Hall, 1701 “C” St., Washougal. For more information, visit cityofwashou

Camas School District Board of Education: The Board will meet at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 26, in the Dennison Board Room at the Zellerbach Administration Center, 841 N.E. 22nd Ave., Camas. For more information, visit

Washougal School District Board of Education: The Board will hold a regular business meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the district office board room, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal.


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. 23 , and Tuesday, Aug. 27. Slavic storytime (in Russian and Ukrainian) will begin at 10:15 a.m., Monday, Aug. 26. Korean storytime will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26. Tiny Tots Storytime will be held at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28. Baby Storytime will be held at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 29. Teens and adults ages 13 and older can try the virtual reality Oculus Rift or Oculus Go at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28, and at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29. Wells Fargo Museum will present Kids $ense, a program about how money moves around the community today and in the past, for school-age children, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27. Make Me, a drop-in craft opportunity for students in grades 6-12, will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27. An introductory workshop on mindfulness with guided meditation will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28. Learn about Bollywood dancing, henna art and Indian culture from 2 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29. 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. 23. Saturday Games will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Aug. 24. There will be a Friends of the Washougal Community Library meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27. 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 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 August and September at the Second Story Gallery, 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, 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 at 1015 Main St., Vancouver. For more information, visit

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