Around Town for Jan. 3, 2019

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Children enjoy playing with balloons and bubbles after the clock struck noon, Monday, Dec. 31, in the Camas Public Library. More than 360 people attended the "Noon Year's Eve" dance party, which also included crafts and snacks.


Camas City Council: The council will hold a workshop Monday, Jan. 7, at 4:30 p.m., followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m., at Camas City Hall, 616 N.E. Fourth Ave.

Port of Camas-Washougal: The port commission will hold a public meeting Monday, Jan. 7, at 5 p.m., in the port meeting room, 24 S. “A” St., Washougal. For more information, call 360-835-2196.

East County Fire & Rescue: The board will meet Monday, Jan. 7, at 6:30 p.m., at Station 91, 600 N.E. 267th Ave., Camas. There will be a special board meeting for fire commissioners, Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 2 p.m., at Station 91.

Clark County Council: The council will conduct a public hearing Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 10 a.m. in the hearing room, sixth floor, Public Services Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver. For more information, contact Jose Alvarez at 564-397-4898.

Clark County Cemetery District #1: The district will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 4:30 p.m., at 26700 N.E. Robinson Road, Camas. For more information call 360-833-9176.

C-Tran: The board will meet Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 5:30 p.m., in the Columbia Room at Vancouver Library, 901 “C” St., Vancouver.

Washougal School District: The board will meet Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 6:30 p.m., in the district board room, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal.

Camas Public Library: The library board will meet Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave. For more information, call 360-834-4692.


Camas Public Library: Simply Write, a writers’ support group, will be held on Thursday, Jan. 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 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., on the fourth Monday of each month, from September to April. The Crochet Club meets every Thursday, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., in the Teen Room. The English Conversation Group meets on Tuesdays, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Teen Zine Zone meets on the first Wednesday of the month, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Story Explorers meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., October through May. This program is for second- and third-graders and an accompanying adult. Read to Cooper the dog on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Each reading session is 15 minutes in length. Make Me!, a drop-in craft opportunity for students in grades six through 12, is held on the last Tuesday of the month in the Teen Room. For more information about these programs, call 360-834-4692 or visit

Washougal Community Library: Voluntary Simplicity, a five-part series designed to teach about and discuss simpler ways of living, will begin on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 10:30 a.m. Registration is required and will close 30 minutes before the first class, at 10 a.m., Jan. 5. A book group for adults will meet at 54? 40′ Brewing Company, 3801 S. Truman Road, No. 1, Washougal, on Thursday, Jan. 10, from 6 to 7 p.m. Baby and toddler storytime, for children ages 0 to 36 months, will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 4. Friday games will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Jan. 4. Crafternoon will be held on Thursday, Jan. 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. Build it! will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 3 to 4 p.m. 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, Jan. 21, 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: The Washougal Senior Center provides coffee from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and Meals on Wheels serves lunch at 11:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday. On Mondays, at 11 a.m., the center hosts a food bank. At 1 p.m. each Monday, there is a “hand and foot” clinic. At 10 a.m., on Mondays and Wednesdays, the center hosts an exercise class, which also is held in Camas at 10 a.m. on Fridays. Billiards is played at 1 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. At 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, the center hosts “Music with Jeffree,” and at 11 a.m. on Thursdays, “Music with Gabe.” The watercolor class is held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. On Wednesdays, there is an exercise class at 10 a.m., gift bingo at 11 a.m., and regular bingo at 1 p.m. On Thursdays, the tai chi class (held in Camas) begins at 9:30 a.m. The center also hosts pinochle at 1 p.m. on Thursdays.


Second Story Gallery: January’s artist is Jennifer Neal. She will show mixed media, water colors and acrylics. Second Story Gallery 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

Art at the CAVE Gallery: Featured artists for the month of January will be Erin Dengerink, Don Gray and Jason Mayer, at Art at the CAVE Gallery, 108 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver. For more information, call 360-314-6506, email or visit the website at


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


Jazzercise Camas: Individuals are invited to try Jazzercise at no cost at Virtuosity Performing Arts Studio, 240 N.E. Third Ave., Camas. Jazzercise Camas also is offering free classes for young women, ages 16 to 21, in VEGA. For more information, or to see a class schedule, call Lisa Ackerman at 360-980-0022, email, look up “Jazzercise Camas” on Facebook 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.


Refuel Washougal: Free meals are served from 4 to 6 p.m., every 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: On the third, fourth and fifth Sundays of each month, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 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.


Preservation Beekeeping Club: The club will meet Saturday, Jan. 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave. Meetings are free and for anyone who loves bees. For more information, visit

Daughters of the American Revolution: The Fort Vancouver Chapter will meet Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 11 a.m., in the Smith-Reynolds American Legion, 4607 N.E. St. James Road, Vancouver. Delegates will be nominated. Prospective members are invited and genealogical research help is available. For more information, contact Sue Mills at 360-573-5445 or email at

Soroptimists International of Camas-Washougal: Soroptimist International of Camas-Washougal meets at noon on the first Friday of each month at Zion Lutheran Church, 824 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. The group also meets at 7 p.m., on the third Tuesday of the month, also at Zion Lutheran. The Tuesday evening meeting features guest speakers. The Soroptimists’ mission is to help women and girls. Call Gail at 360-260-7879 for more information.

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 they can 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.

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.