Around Town for March 21, 2019

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Spring officially arrived Wednesday, March 20, and it's finally starting to feel and look like spring. The proof of that is flowers such as the one pictured above near Washougal Waterfront Park are starting to bloom in east Clark County. After several weeks of colder than normal temperatures and snowy conditions, the weather improved considerably with sunny skies and high temperates pushing above 60 degrees earlier this week. Enjoy that while it lasts, however -- forecasts call for rain and slightly lower temperatures this weekend.


Washougal City Council: The council will hold a workshop Monday, March 25, 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 25, at 5:30 p.m., in meeting room A at the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave. For more information, call 360-834-4692.

Washougal Planning Commission: The commission will have a work session Tuesday, March 26, at 5:30 p.m., in council chambers at Washougal City Hall, 1701 “C” St.

Washougal School District: The board will meet Tuesday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m., in the district board room, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal.

Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association: The CWEDA board will meet Thursday, March 28, a5 3:30 p.m., in the Port of Camas-Washougal office, 24 S. “A” St., Washougal.


Camas Public Library: The Cultural Film Series will be held Saturday, March 23, at 11 a.m. in meeting room A. The featured movie will be “Whale Rider.” Be the Change: Strengthening Democracy through Civil Discussion will be held Monday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m. in meeting rooms A & B. Preschool Storytime will be held Friday, March 22, and Tuesday, March 26, at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Slavic Storytime will be held Monday, March 25, at 10:15 a.m., followed by Korean Storytime at 11 a.m. Tiny Tots Storytime will be held Wednesday, March 27, at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. AARP tax help is available Wednesday, March 27, from noon to 4 p.m. U.S. History: What Every American Needs to Know will be held at noon, Wednesday, March 27. Baby Storytime will be held Thursday, March 28, 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 22. Friday games will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, March 22. Saturday games will be Saturday, March 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. Build it! will take place from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 27. Crafternoon will be held from 3 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 26. The Spring Gardening Series will feature mason bees on Saturday, March 30, at 10:30 a.m. 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, April 15. The seniors will 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: 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


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

Friends of Washougal Community Library: The friends will meet Tuesday, March 26, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Washougal Community Library, 1661 ā€œCā€ St. For more information, call 360-906-4860.

Community Garden Club of Camas-Washougal: The club will meet Wednesday, March 27, at 1 p.m. Speaker will be Verne Schanilec. Refreshments will be served and guests are welcome. For more information, visit

Women Supporting Women: Beginning Wednesday, April 10, from 1:30 to 3 p.m., a support group for women, ages 55 and older, will meet at Firstenburg Community Center, 700 N.E. 136th Ave., Vancouver. Lead by Sandra Soleberg, this is a safe place for women to share hopes, dreams, fears, losses, living with illness, aging and loneliness. For more information, call Jana Wilson at 360-487-7025 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.