Around Town for Jan. 10, 2019

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Above, Gause Elementary School students Chase Romilly (left) Maddie Carrell (center) and George Arnerich (right) create gingerbread houses on Dec. 17, before heading into winter break. (Photos by Rene Carroll for WSD)


Camas Public Library: The library board of trustees will meet Thursday, Jan. 10, at 6:30 p.m., in Meeting Room A at the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave. For more information, call 360-834-4692.

Clark County Parks Advisory Board: The board will meet Friday, Jan. 11, from noon to 2:30 p.m., at Luke Jensen Sports Park in the Bud Van Cleve Community Room, 4000 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver.

Washougal City Council: The council will hold a workshop Monday, Jan. 14, 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, Jan. 14, 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, Jan. 15, at 10 a.m., in the councilors hearing room, sixth floor, at the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver, to consider amending a portion of the Clark County Code related to parking in front of mailboxes. For more information, contact Lindsey Shafer at 564-397-2232, ext. 4157.


Camas Public Library: Simply Write, a writers’ support group, will be held Thursday, Jan. 24, 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. 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 the first Wednesday of the month, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Story Explorers meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., from October through May. This program is for second- and third-graders and their accompanying adult. Read to Cooper, the dog, is held from 3:30 to 4:30 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 on the last Tuesday of the month in the Teen Room. For more information, or to learn about other library 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 continue on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 10:30 a.m. The adult book group 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 birth to 36 months, will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 11. Friday games will be held on Friday, Jan. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. Build it! will take place from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16. 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: Camas seniors are planning their annual trip to Long Beach, Washington, for the crab feed, to be held Saturday, Jan. 19. The bus will meet at the Pendleton Woolen Mill back parking lot at 9 a.m. A donation of $5, which includes gratuity for the bus driver, will be accepted. Reservations are needed. Call LaRhea Steele at 360-904-4274 or Dee Bretag at 360-335-8884. The Camas seniors’ monthly casino trip will be held Monday, Jan. 21, and go to Nisqually Red Wind Casino in Olympia. 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. Cribbage is played at 1 p.m., on Mondays. 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, and she is showing her mixed media, watercolor and acrylic artwork. 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

Camas Gallery: The featured artist for the month of January is David Gerton, of Camas. His medium is copper-foil, which he turns into three dimensional “paintings.” The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 360-817-2415 or

Attic Gallery: The paintings of Melissa Cole and Sharon Engel are on display through the month of January. 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: Featured artists for the month of January are 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


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 6:30 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.


Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce: The chamber luncheon will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Camas Meadows, 4105 N.W. Camas Meadows Drive. Doors will at open 11:30 a.m., for networking, and the program will begin at noon. Speaker will be Christopher P. Cline, president and CEO of Riverview Trust Company. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for guests. RSVP by email to or call the chamber office at 360-834-2472.

Camas-Washougal Aviation Association: The association will have a potluck at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, followed by a business meeting at Camas-Washougal Fire Station 42, 4321 N.W. Parker St., Camas.

NatureScaping: Elements of a Successful Landscape Design presented by Eve Hanlin, Landscape Designer, Garden Mentor and owner of Evelyn’s Garden, will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon, at CASEE Center, Building B, Room 205, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie, Washington. There is no cost for NatureScaping members or $15 for non-members. Membership fee is $20 a year or $15 for seniors. To register or for more information email or or call 360-737-1160.

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.