Around Town for Feb. 7, 2019

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Camas Public Library: The library board of trustees will meet Thursday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m., in meeting room A at the Camas Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave. For more information, call 360-834-4692.

Clark County Parks Advisory Board: The board will meet Friday, Feb. 8, from noon to 2 p.m., in the Bud Van Cleve Community Room at Luke Jensen Sports Park, 4000 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver.

Washougal City Council: The council will hold a workshop Monday, Feb. 11, at 5 p.m., followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m., in Washougal City Hall, 1701 “C” St.

Clark County Cemetery District No. 1: The board will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 4:30 p.m., at 26700 N.E. Robinson Road, Camas. For more information, call 360-833-9176.

Camas School District: The board will meet Monday, Feb. 11, at 5:30 p.m., in the Camas School District office, 841 N.E. 22nd Ave., Camas.

Clark County Council: The council will hold a public hearing Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 10 a.m., in the sixth floor hearing room, at the Public Services Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver.

C-Tran: The board will meet Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 5:30 p.m., in the Columbia Room at Vancouver Library, 901 “C” St., Vancouver.

Washougal School District: The board will meet Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 6:30 p.m., in the district board room, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal.


Camas Public Library: Simply Write, a writers’ support group, will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14. Page Turners, for fourth- through sixth-graders and an accompanying adult, is held on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., October through May, at Lacamas Lake Lodge, 277 N.E. Lake Road. Galactic Alliance, for teens in middle and high school, meets at 4:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month, from September to April. The Crochet Club meets every Thursday, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., in the teen room. The English Conversation Group meets from 12:30 to 2 p.m., on Tuesdays and all ages and skill levels are welcome. Teen Zine Zone meets from 4 to 5:30 p.m., on the first Wednesday of the month. Story Explorers, a program for second- and third-graders and their accompanying adult, meets at 6:30 p.m., on the second Wednesday of the month, from October through May. Read to Cooper, the dog, is held from 4 to 5 p.m., every Tuesday and Thursday, and each reading session is 15 minutes long. “Make Me!,” a drop-in craft opportunity for students in grades six through 12, is held from 4 to 5:30 p.m., on the last Tuesday of the month, in the Teen Room. For more information about these programs, or to learn about other library programs, call 360-834-4692 or visit

Washougal Community Library: Friends of the Washougal Community Library book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, and Saturday, Feb. 9, at Washougal Town Square, 1700 Main St., Washougal. Baby and toddler storytime, for children ages birth to 36 months, will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 8. Friday games will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8. Build it! will take place from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13. Saturday games will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23. The library is located at 1661 “C” St. For more information, call 360-906-4860 or visit


Seniors And Law Enforcement Together: SALT will have a spaghetti luncheon on Monday, Feb. 18, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Liberty Middle School cafeteria, 1612 N.E. Garfield St., Camas. Doors open at 10:15 a.m. Lunch is free and for seniors only.

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 Camas seniors’ monthly casino trip will be held Monday, Feb. 18, and go to Lucky Eagle Casino in Rochester, Washington. The cost is $5. For reservations or more information, call 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 on Mondays at 11 a.m. Activities offered during the week include: cribbage, bingo, bunco, pinochle, billiards, watercolor painting and exercise classes. A breakfast fundraiser, to support Washougal 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.


Second Story Gallery: The Southwest Washington Watercolor Society has 24 artists showing art with the theme, “From the Heart.” through March 30, at the Second Story Gallery. The gallery, located on the second floor of the Camas Public Library, is open during 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 360-834-4532 or visit

Camas Gallery: The gallery is featuring the art of Gary Watson, an artist, author and wildlife activist, through the month of February. Camas Gallery is located at 408 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. For more information, call 360-817-2415.

Attic Gallery: The paintings of Mike Smith will be on display through the month of February. Attic Gallery is located at 421 N.E. Cedar St., Camas. For more information, call 360-833-9747 or visit

Art at the CAVE Gallery: The gallery is featuring “Aqueous,” an exhibit showing water through various perspectives, as well as the works of Theresa Biagioli, Robert Bickel, Steve Eichenberger, Michael Smith, Alder Suttles, Ann John, Kath Rick and Sharon Svec through Feb. 23. Art at the CAVE Gallery is located at 108 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver. For more information, call 360-314-6506, email or visit

Art on the Boulevard: Don Bishop’s show “Horizons” continues through March 30. Art on the Boulevard is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, and is located at 210 W. Evergreen Blvd., Suite 300, Vancouver. For more information, call 360-750-4499 or visit


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.


Refuel Washougal: Free meals are served from 4 to 6:30 p.m., each Friday, at the Washougal Community Center, 1681 “C” St., Washougal. The event is open to the community. For more information or to volunteer, email Pam at or Rose at

Riverside SDA Church: From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the third, fourth and fifth Sundays of each month, Camas-Washougal residents in need can stop by the church, located at 463 N. Shepherd Road, Washougal, to receive free food and clothing. For more information, call 360-835-3114.


Fort Vancouver Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution: The daughters will meet Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 11 a.m., at the Smith-Reynolds American Legion, 4607 N.E. St. James Road, Vancouver. All prospective members are invited, and genealogical research help is available. Contact Sue Mills at 360-573-5445 or

General Federation of Women’s Club (GFWC): The group will meet Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m., in the Camas Police Department, 2100 NE Third Ave. This international service organization serves Camas and Washougal. For more information, contact Susan Bennett at 916-330-7932 or

NatureScaping: Loving Lavender will be presented by Mary Jones, owner of Scented Acres Lavender Farm, on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon. The class will be held in CASEE Center, Building B, Room 205, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. The class is free for NatureScaping members or $15 for non-members. To become a member, the cost is $20 per year, $15 for seniors. To register for classes or for more information, email or or call 360-737-1160.

Buddhism Study Group: The meditation and Buddhism study group meets every third Wednesday from 1:30 to 3 p.m., at the Cascade Park Community Library near Firstenberg Center in Vancouver. All those interested in meditation and the study of Buddhism as a life philosophy are welcome. For more information, email

Watercolorists group: Watercolorist and teacher Nancy Ryan offers watercolorists a place where to receive feedback, support, encouragement and camaraderie while improving their painting skills. The group meets from 2 to 4 p.m., each Monday, at 418 N.E. Fourth Ave., Suite 104, Camas. For more information, call 408-985-9412. The group invites all water media artists to a workshop with Ruth Armitage April 22 through 25 in the Columbia Room at Springhill Suites by Marriott, 1421 S.E. Tech Center Drive, Vancouver. For more information about this workshop, email Rita Bingham, or visit

To submit new Around Town notices or provide updated information, email, call 360-834-2141, fax 360-834-3423 or send via U.S. mail to 425 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas, WA 98607. The deadline is 10 a.m. each Monday.