Around Town for Jan. 31, 2019

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Camas City Council: The council will hold a workshop Monday, Feb. 4, 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 meet Monday, Feb. 4, at 5 p.m., in the port meeting room, 24 S. “A” St., Washougal. For more information, call 360-835-2196.

Clark County Arts Commission: The commission will meet Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 5:30 p.m., in room 698 of the service center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver.

East County Fire & Rescue: The board will meet Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m., at Station 91, 600 N.E. 267th Ave., Camas.

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.


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 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 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 and Saturday, Feb. 7 and Feb. 8, at Washougal Town Square, 1700 Main St., Washougal. Voluntary Simplicity, a five-part series designed to teach about and discuss simpler ways of living, will hold its last session at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 2. Baby and toddler storytime, for children ages birth to 36 months, will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 1. Friday games will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1. Build it! will take place from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6. Saturday games will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23. The new adult book group will meet at 54?40′ Brewing Company, 3801 S. Truman Road, No. 1, in Washougal, from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7. Trivia night will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6. 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, 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. Mondays feature an exercise class in Camas at 9:45 a.m. The center hosts a food bank at 11 a.m., followed by cribbage at 1 p.m., on Mondays. On Tuesdays, there will be an exercise class at 9:45 a.m., a food bank at 11 a.m., and a watercolor art class at 1:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, the center 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. Also on Fridays, an exercise class (held in Camas) begins at 9:45 a.m., billiards begin at 3 p.m., and Refuel Friday is held from 4 to 6 p.m.


Second Story Gallery: Beginning Feb. 1 and running through March 30, Southwest Washington Watercolor Society will have 24 artists showing art with the theme of “From the Heart.” 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

Camas Gallery: The gallery will feature the art of Gary Watson through the month of February. Watson is an author and an artist. There will be a First Friday event held from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1. 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. The gallery will host a First Friday event featuring Smith’s art and Leslie McMillian’s silver and gold leaf Kanazawa jewelry, from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1. 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 will feature “Aqueous,” an exhibit showing water through various perspectives, through Feb. 23, and showcase the works of Theresa Biagioli, Robert Bickel, Steve Eichenberger, Michael Smith, Alder Suttles, Ann John, Kath Rick and Sharon Svec. 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” will open on Friday, Feb 1, and continue 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.


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 collected will support the Inter-Faith 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 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.


Preservation Beekeeping Club: The club will meet from 10: 30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, upstairs at the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave. For more information, visit

100+ Women Who Care Clark County: The group will hold its first meeting of the year at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 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, call Deanna Rusch at 360-980-1261 or email

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., ste. 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.