First Friday goes retro for 1980s-style game night

Poker tour, ‘mobile paint party,’ art receptions planned for July 5 celebration in downtown Camas

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Calling all children of the 1980s: the upcoming First Friday celebration in downtown Camas will take you straight down memory lane.

The 14th annual Camas Poker Tour and game night, which kicks off at 5 p.m., Friday, in downtown Camas, features a host of 1980s themed games and crafts, including a Rubik’s Cube challenge; ’80s trivia “mix and match” game, Plinko and more.

Journey Church will host an open mic night from 6 to 8 p.m. during the First Friday celebration, and attendees dressed in 1980s clothes will get extra chances to win prizes donated by downtown Camas merchants.

Sponsored by Camas Antiques, the annual Poker Tour has “players” collecting cards from participating merchants throughout the First Friday event, trying to collect one of the five highest hands.

Art receptions are a regular part of the Downtown Camas Association’s First Friday celebration, and this month is no exception. The Attic Gallery will host a “locals only” show featuring artists from the Camas-Washougal area; Camas Gallery is showcasing sunflower-themed oil paintings by its featured July artist, Liz Pike, a former Camas City Council member and former state legislator; and the Second Story Gallery, above the Camas Public Library, will showcase paper artists Muriel Wheatley and Levi Greenacres.

Other July First Friday offerings will include airbrush face painting by mandi Moon artistry and The Paint Roller, a mobile paint party for children.
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