Around Town for March 7, 2019

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Downtown Camas Association volunteer Amanda Whitcombe applies a green mustache onto a young boy's face at Journey Church on Friday during DCA's First Friday event. "Go Green" was the theme of the event, which featured art projects, kids' crafts, a "Lucky Leprechaun" search and ribbon-cuttings for local businesses, plus an appearance from Eartha the Clown and her cockatoo Major.


Camas Public Library: The library board of trustees will meet Thursday, March 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.

Washougal City Council: The council will hold a workshop Monday, March 11, 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, March 11, at 5:30 p.m., in the Camas School District office, 841 N.E. 22nd Ave.

Clark County Cemetery District No. 1: The board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, March 12, at 4:30 p.m., at 26700 N.E. Robinson Road. For more information, call 360-833-9176.

C-Tran: The board will meet Tuesday, March 12, at 5:30 p.m., in the Columbia Room at Vancouver Library, 901 “C” St., Vancouver.

Washougal School District: The board will meet Tuesday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m., in the district board room, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal.


Camas Public Library: Preschool Storytime is Friday, March 8, and Tuesday, March 12, at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Simply Write: Revised Edition will be held Saturday, March 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. Slavic Storytime will be held Monday, March 11, at 10:15 a.m., followed by Korean Storytime at 11 a.m. Tiny Tots Storytime is held Wednesday, March 13, at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Stitching in the Stacks, a drop-in embroidery group for ages 12 and older, is Wednesday, March 13, at 3:30 p.m. Baby Storytime is Thursday, March 14, at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. For more information about these programs, or to learn about other ongoing library programs, call 360-834-4692 or visit

Washougal Community Library: Baby and toddler storytime, for children ages birth to 36 months, will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, March 8. Friday games will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, March 8. Build it! will take place from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 13. The book group, Books and Brew, for adults, will meet Thursday, March 14, from 6 to 7 p.m., at 54?40′ Brewing Company. Chalk Art Fun! will be held Saturday, March 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Spring Gardening Series: Worm Bins will be held Saturday, March 9, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Crafternoon will be held Tuesday, March 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. A spring pottery workshop will be held at Washougal High School on Wednesday, March 13, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Next Chapter of Life: Alzheimer’s Awareness will be held Tuesday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. The library is located at 1661 “C” St. For more information, call 360-906-4860 or visit


Washougal High School Class of 1999: The class will be holding its 20-year reunion June 21 through 23. Events include a meet and greet on Friday, a reunion dinner on Saturday and a family fun picnic on Sunday. The committee is looking for members who don’t have social media or who don’t often check social media. For more information or would like to attend, email


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, March 18, 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: Meals on Wheels provides coffee from 10 to 11:30 a.m., and serves lunch at 11:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday. The center hosts a food bank on Mondays at 11 a.m. Activities offered during the week include: cribbage, bingo, bunco, pinochle, billiards, watercolor painting and exercise classes. 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. The cost is $5. A potluck is held on the first Friday of each month. Refuel Friday, sponsored by local churches and nonprofits, is offered from 4 to 6 p.m. every Friday. For more information, call 360-835-8113, or pick up a schedule of activities at 1681 “C” St.


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


Second Story Gallery: The Southwest Washington Watercolor Society has 24 artists showing art with the theme “From the Heart” through March 30 at the Second Story Gallery. The 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: Allan Jeffs is the featured artist throughout the month of March. Camas Gallery is located at 408 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. For more information, call 360-817-2415.

Attic Gallery: “A Touch of Green” is the theme for the month of March at Attic Gallery. The 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 is featuring the work of Ryan Kelly, assistant professor of ceramics and foundations at Western Washington University, who puts his own spin on decorative spin on Toby Jugs, which are face mugs. 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” continues 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


NatureScaping: Basic Fruit Trees 101, presented by Steve Hiestand, owner of Pruning Pro, will be held Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to noon. The class will be held at CASEE Center, building B, room 205, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie, Washington. The cost for the class is no charge for members or $15 for non-members. The cost to become a member is $20 per year or $15 for seniors. To register or for more information, email or or call 360-737-1160.

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.


Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce: The chamber luncheon will be held Thursday, March 21, at Camas Meadows, 4105 N.W. Camas Meadows Drive. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for networking, and the program begins at noon. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. RSVP by email to or call the chamber office at 360-834-2472.

Refuel Washougal: Free meals are served from 4 to 6 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, 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.


Fort Vancouver Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution: Members will meet Tuesday, March 12, at 11 a.m., at Smith-Reynolds American Legion, 4607 N.E. St. James Road, Vancouver. The program is SALT, Senior and Law Enforcement Together. Prospective members are invited. Genealogical research is available. Call Sue Mills at 360-573-5445 or email her at

General Federation of Women’s Club (GFWC): The group will meet Wednesday, March 13, at 7 p.m., in the Camas Police Department, 2100 N.E. Third Ave. This international service organization serves Camas and Washougal. Refreshments are served. For more information, contact Susan Bennett at 916-330-7932 or

Camas Group Recovery: The group meets Tuesdays, from 8 to 9 p.m., and Thursdays and Sundays, from 7 to 8 p.m., at Camas Friends Church, 1004 N.E. Ione St.

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: 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. The group invites all water media artists to a workshop with Ruth Armitage April 22 through 25 in the Columbia Room at Springhill Suites by Marriott, 1421 S.E. Tech Center Drive, Vancouver. For more information about this workshop, email Rita Bingham, or visit

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.