Around Town for March 14, 2019

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Gary Scott (left) and sixth-grader Jaymes Gummerie (right) walk east on Northeast Fourth Avenue near the Liberty Theatre in downtown Camas in search of photo opportunities Monday, March 11.


Fort Vancouver Regional Library: The board will meet Monday, March 18, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C N.E. Tenney Road, Vancouver. For more information, call 360-906-5000 or visit

Camas City Council: The council will hold a workshop Monday, March 18, 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, March 18, at 5 p.m., in the port meeting room, 24 S. “A” St., Washougal. For more information, call 360-835-2196.

Mount Pleasant School District: The board will meet Tuesday, March 19, at 9 a.m., to approve a budget extension for the 2018-19 school year, at Mount Pleasant School, 152 Marble Road, Washougal.

Clark County Council: The council will meet Tuesday, March 19, at 6 p.m., in the council hearing room, sixth floor, at the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver. For more information, call Matt Griswold at 360-397-6118, ext. 4372, or visit

East County Fire & Rescue: The board will meet Tuesday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m., at Station 91, 600 N.E. 267th Ave., Camas. A special board of fire commissioners meeting will be held Wednesday, March 26, at 6 p.m., at Station 91 to review policies.


Camas Public Library: Preschool Storytime will be held Friday, March 15, and Tuesday, March 19, at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Slavic Storytime will be held Monday, March 18, at 10:15 a.m., followed by Korean Storytime at 11 a.m. Tiny Tots Storytime will be held Wednesday, March 20, at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. AARP tax help is available Wednesday, March 20, from noon to 4 p.m. U.S. History: What Every American Needs to Know will be held at noon, Wednesday, March 20. Baby Storytime will be held Thursday, March 21, 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 15. Friday games will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, March 15. Build it! will take place from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 20. Crafternoon will be held from 3 to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 16, and from 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 19. A book group for adults will meet from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 19. The library is located at 1661 “C” St. For more information, call 360-906-4860 or visit


Seniors And Law Enforcement Together: SALT will meet Monday, March 25, from 11 a.m. to noon, at Camas Police Department, 2100 N.E. Third Ave. Guest speaker, Carol Browning Whiteside, AARP volunteer leader, will discuss essential documents and legal considerations.

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. The seniors will 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 at 11 a.m., Mondays. Activities offered during the week include: cribbage, bingo, bunco, pinochle, billiards, watercolor painting and exercise classes. A breakfast fundraiser, to support Washougal Community 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., Washougal.


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


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. 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. Speaker will be Sarah Keirns with Environmental Outreach for Clark County Environmental Services. 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, 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 Aviation Association: Members will meet Thursday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m., at the Camas-Washougal Fire Station No. 42, 4321 N.W. Parker St., Camas. For more information, call Kent Mehrer at 206-619-0860, email at, call Terah Brice at 360-562-3082 or email

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 watercolor group meets every Tuesday from 1:30 to 3 p.m., at the Washougal Community Center, 1681 ā€œCā€ St. This is not an instructed class, however, there is a group critique at the end of the session. All are welcome. The group invites all water media artists to a workshop with Ruth Armitage April 22-25 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 at 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.