Around Town for Feb. 21, 2019

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Recipients of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Washington District 6 youth essay awards gather after a ceremony at the Camas Community Center. Camas-Washougal honorees included Gabriel Eaton, Kristen Kim, McKenzie Dewey and Dylan Van Horn. Washougal High American Sign Language teacher Tami Grant and Kalama Middle School teacher Melissa Wilson were recognized as "Teachers of the Year." (Contributed photos courtesy of Shannon Van Horn)


Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association: The CWEDA board will meet Thursday, Feb. 21, at 3:30 p.m., in the Port of Camas-Washougal office, 24 S. “A” St., Washougal.

Washougal City Council: The council will hold a workshop Monday, Feb. 25, at 5 p.m., followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m., in Washougal City Hall, 1701 “C” St.

Camas School District: The board will meet Monday, Feb. 25, at 5:30 p.m., in the Camas School District office, 841 N.E. 22nd Ave.

Clark County Council: The council will hold a public hearing Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m., in the sixth floor hearing room, at the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver. For more information, call Laura Henry Slye at 564-397-4777.

Washougal Planning Commission: The commission will have a work session Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 5:30 p.m., in council chambers at Washougal City Hall, 1701 “C” St.

Washougal School District: The board will meet Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 6:30 p.m., in the district board room, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal.


Camas Public Library: The vegan meetup for adults is Saturday, Feb. 23, at 11:30 a.m. Leap into Science meets Monday, Feb. 25, at 10:30 a.m. Space is limited, register early. Clark College information session is Monday, Feb. 25, from 6 to 7 p.m., in meeting room A. Book to Art Junior is Thursday, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. For more information about these programs, or to learn about other ongoing library programs, call 360-834-4692 or visit

Washougal Community Library: The Adult Book Group will meet Tuesday, March 19, from 6 to 7 p.m. Baby and toddler storytime, for children ages birth to 36 months, will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 22. Friday games will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22. Build it! will take place from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27. The library is located at 1661 “C” St. For more information, call 360-906-4860 or visit


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, March 18, and go to Nisqually Red Wind Casino in Olympia, 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.


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


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


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.


Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce: The chamber luncheon will be held Thursday, Feb. 21, at Camas Meadows, 4105 N.W. Camas Meadows Drive. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for networking, and the program begins at noon. Speaker is Lori Reed from Reed Creative. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. RSVP by email to or call the chamber office at 360-834-2472.

Refuel Washougal: Free meals are served from 4 to 6:30 p.m., each Friday, at the Washougal Community Center, 1681 ā€œCā€ 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


Camas-Washougal Aviation Association: The February general meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 21, at Camas-Washougal Fire Station 42, 4321 N.W. Parker St., Camas. A potluck will be at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. For more information, call or email Kent Mehrer at 206-619-0860 or

Friends of Washougal Community Library: The friends will meet Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Washougal Community Library, 1661 “C” St. For more information, call 360-906-4860.

Community Garden Club of Camas-Washougal: The club will meet Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 1 p.m., in the Camas Community Center, 1718 S.E. Seventh Ave. Speaker will be Laura Heldreth, who will have a presentation on hell-strip gardening. Refreshments will be served and guests are welcome. For more information, call 360-834-3003.

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.