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Camas-Washougal events for week of Dec. 26 to Jan. 2

LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Camas Public Library: The library will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 1, in honor of the New Year’s Day holiday. The library will host winter break movies for children, teens and adults at 2 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 26-27 and Jan. 2-3. The library will host a Noon Year’s Eve party for children ages 1 to 3 — and their adults — from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with a dance party and balloon-drop at noon, on Tuesday, Dec. 31. The library will host a Noon Year’s Eve party for children ages 4 and 5 — and their adults from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with a dance party and balloon-drop at noon, on Tuesday, Dec. 31. “Make Me,” a drop-in craft opportunity for students in grades six through 12, will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31. For more information, call 360-834-4692 or visit camaspubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar.
Washougal Community Library: The library will close early, at 6 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 31, and be closed Wednesday, Jan. 1, in honor of the New Year’s holiday. Preschool Storytime for ages 3 to 6 will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26. Toddler Storytime for ages 18 to 36 months will meet from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27. Family Storytime for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and children will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28. Chair Yoga will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28. Saturday Games, a chance for all ages to play board or card games, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28. For more information, visit fvrl.librarymarket.com/events/upcoming or call 360-906-4860.
CLASSES
Yoga Meditation Workshop: The city of Camas Parks and Recreation will host a yoga meditation intention-setting workshop with a certified yoga instructor from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Lacamas Lake Lodge, 227 N.E. Lake Road, Camas. The class, for ages 15 and older, costs $15 per person. There are 25 spots available and registration is required by Monday, Dec. 30.
Camas Parks and Recreation Winter Classes: Camas Parks and Recreation has opened registration for winter classes, including yoga classes, fitness camps, tai chi, kung fu for teens and adults, and Weight Watchers. For more information or to register, visit register.cityofcamas.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/splash.html or call 360-834-5307.
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.
ART GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS
Attic Gallery: The gallery is located at 408 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. For more information, call 360-817-2415.
Camas Gallery: The gallery is located at 408 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. For more information, visit camasgallery.com.
Second Story Gallery: The gallery is hosting a two-month show by the Vagabonds, a quilting group made up of nine local artists, throughout December and January. The show, “Whispers in the Wind,” consists of 12-inch squares stitched by Ada Levins, Joanne Adams Roth, Wilma Fletcher Scott, Audrey Prothero, Karan Brooks, Sharry Olmstead, Lynn Czaban, Beverly Woodard and Val Pellens, and runs through Jan. 25, 2020. The gallery is located on the second floor of the Camas Public Library. 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 storygallery.net.
SENIOR CITIZENS
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 janice.butzke@mealsonwheelspeople.org or visit mealsonwheelspeople.org. 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. on 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.
CLUBS AND GROUPS
General Federation of Women’s Clubs Camas-Washougal: The group meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m., at the Camas Police Department, 2100 N.E. Third Ave., Camas.
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.
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@cityofvancouver.us.
Fort Vancouver Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution: The group will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Smith-Reynolds American Legion, 4607 N.E. St. James Road, Vancouver. Prospective members are invited. Genealogical research help is available. For more information, contact Sue Mills at 360-573-5445 or suessearch@comcast.net.
VOLUNTEERS
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 janice.butzke@mealsonwheelspeople.org.
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