Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association: The CWEDA board will meet Thursday, Jan. 24, at 2:30 p.m., in the Port of Camas-Washougal office, 24 S. “A” St., Washougal.
Camas City Council: The council will hold an all-day council planning conference Friday, Jan. 25, beginning at 1 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 26, beginning at 9 a.m., at Lacamas Lake Lodge, 227 N.W. Lake Road, Camas.
Washougal City Council: The council will hold a workshop Monday, Jan. 28, 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. 28, at 5:30 p.m., in the Camas School District office, 841 N.E. 22nd Ave., Camas.
Camas Public Library: Simply Write, a writers’ support group, will be held Thursday, Feb. 14, 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 3:30 to 5 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 ci.camas.wa.us/index.php/camaspubliclibrary.
Washougal Community Library: Voluntary Simplicity, a five-part series designed to teach about and discuss simpler ways of living, will continue on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 10:30 a.m. Baby and toddler storytime, for children ages birth to 36 months, will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 25. Friday games will be held on Friday, Jan. 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. Build it! will take place from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30. Saturday games is on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. Stuffed animal sleepover is Tuesday, Jan. 29, through Wednesday, Jan. 30. The library is located at 1661 “C” St. For more information, call 360-906-4860 or visit fvrl.org.
Seniors And Law Enforcement Together: SALT will meet Monday, Jan. 28, from 11 a.m. to noon, in the meeting room at the Camas Police Department, 2100 N.E. Third Ave. The meeting topic is fall prevention and home safety.
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 email@example.com or visit mealsonwheelspeople.org.
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: 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. Monday, Jan. 28, features an exercise class in Camas at 9:45 a.m. The center hosts a food bank Mondays at 11 a.m., followed by cribbage at 1 p.m. On Tuesday, Jan. 29, there will be an exercise class at 9:45 and Music by Jeffree. The center will host a food bank at 11 a.m., and there will be watercolors at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday features an exercise class at 9:45 a.m., and bunco at 1 p.m. On Thursdays, the tai chi class (held in Camas) begins at 9:45 a.m. 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. Cost is $5. The center also hosts pinochle at 1 p.m. on Thursdays. Friday, Jan. 25, a pancake breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. An exercise class (held in Camas) begins at 9:45 a.m. on Fridays. Billiards begin at 3 p.m. and Refuel Friday is from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
ART GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS
Second Story Gallery: January’s artist is Jennifer Neal, and she is showing her mixed media, watercolor and acrylic artwork. Second Story 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 secondstorygallery.net.
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 Facebook.com/CamasGallery.
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 atticgallery.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit artatthecave.com.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, look up “Jazzercise Camas” on Facebook or visit jazzercise.com.
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.
Black Pearl on the Columbia: There will be an open house at the Black Pearl on the Columbia, 51 S. First St., Washougal, from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 27. For more information, visit blackpearlonthecolumbia.com or email email@example.com.
Washougal United Methodist Church: The 30th annual groundhog dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, at Washougal United Methodist Church, 39th and “M” streets, across from Washougal High School. Cost is $9.50 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Ten percent of proceeds will support Treasure House.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Rose at email@example.com.
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.
CLUBS AND GROUPS
100+ Women Who Care Clark County: The group will hold its first meeting of the year at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, Grains of Wrath Brewing, 230 N.E. Fifth Ave., Camas. There is an optional social hour before the meeting, from 5 to 6 p.m. For more information, contact Deanna Rusch at 360-980-1261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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., ste. 104, Camas. For more information, call 408-985-9412.
To submit new Around Town notices or provide updated information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, 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..