Around Town for May 16, 2019

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Potential customers browse through the offerings of Camas-based Shady Grove Farm on Saturday during the Camas Plant and Garden Fair in downtown Camas. The annual event featured a selection of plants, trees, garden art, supplies and more provided by a variety of local growers and vendors. Kids' activities, raffle prizes and live music were also offered.


Camas City Council: The council will hold a workshop at 4:30 p.m., Monday, May 20, 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 at 5 p.m., Monday, May 20, in the port meeting room, 24 S. “A” St., Washougal. For more information, call 360-835-2196.

Fort Vancouver Regional Library: The board will meet from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, May 20, at the La Center Community Library, 1000 E. Fourth St., La Center, Washington. For more information, call 360-906-4860 or visit

Mount Pleasant School District: The board will meet at 9 a.m., Tuesday, May 21, at Mount Pleasant School, 152 Marble Road, Washougal.

Clark County Council: The council will conduct a public hearing at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 21, at the public services center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver, in the sixth floor hearing room.

East County Fire & Rescue: The commission will meet to discuss collective bargaining issues and negotiations at 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday, May 21, at Station 91, 600 N.E. 267th Ave., Camas.

Camas Planning Commission: The commission will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 21, at Camas City Hall, 616 N.E. Fourth Ave.

Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association: The CWEDA board will meet at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 23, in the Port of Camas-Washougal office, 24 S. “A” St., Washougal.


Seniors And Law Enforcement Together: SALT will meet from 11 a.m. to noon, Monday, May 20, at 40 Et 8 Boxcar Room, 7607 N.E. 26th Ave., Vancouver. Laura Lou Pape-McCarthy will present Laughter Yoga. SALT meetings are free and open to all seniors.

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, May 20. The seniors will go to Nisqually Red Wind Casino in Olympia, 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 Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 23. Events include a meet-and-greet event 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 to tell the committee you plan to attend, email

Camas High School Class of 1974: The class will hold its 45th class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 28. For more information, call Beth Hancock Cross at 360-256-8467.


Camas Public Library: Game night for adults will be held at 6:30 p.m., Friday, May 17. Preschool Storytime will be held at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., Friday, May 17, and Tuesday, May 21. Korean Storytime will be held at 10:15 a.m., Monday, May 20. Mindfulness Workshop will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 22. Self-Care for Stress Relief will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 22. Tiny Tots Storytime will be held at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 22. Baby Storytime will be held at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., Thursday, May 23. The crochet club will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Thursday, May 23, in the teen room. 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, May 17. Friday games will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, May 17. Friends of the Washougal Community Library book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18, at Washougal Town Center 1700 Main St., Washougal, Crafternoon will meet from 3 to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 18. The book group for adults will meet from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 21. Preschool story, for children ages 3 to 6, will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 22. Build It! will meet from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 22. The library is located at 1661 “C” St., Washougal. For more information, call 360-906-4860 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


Second Story Gallery: “Big Skies and Small Wonders” will be presented through May 25, in the gallery, located on the second floor of the Camas Public Library. The dual show features expansive landscapes that form a background for three-dimensional floral stems made of polymer clay. Marilyn Slaby is the sculptor of lifelike blooms, and Mary Chant is the painter of clouds piling up on her horizons. The exhibit is on display during regular library hours, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, at 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. For more information, call 360-834-4692 or visit

Camas Gallery: For the month of May, Performing Paintbrushes will feature the works of Heidi Jo Curley and Anna Norris. Camas Gallery is located at 408 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. For more information, call 360-817-2415.

Attic Gallery: The paintings of C.W. Potzz will be shown throughout the month of May. Attic Gallery is located at 421 N.E. Cedar St., Camas.

Art at the CAVE Gallery: The gallery is featuring artist Chuck Moffitt’s “The Fantasmagorical Journey of Rainbow Giraffe” throughout the month of May. 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: A group show, “Four Seasons,” will be featured throughout May. This is a group show featuring artists Romona Youngquist, Tracy Leagjeld, Steve Hill and Yong Hong Zhong. 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, May 16, at Camas Meadows, 4105 N.W. Camas Meadows Drive. Speaker will be Roni Sasaki with EnviroMet. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for networking, and the program begins at noon. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. For more information or to RSVP, email or call the chamber office at 360-834-2472.

NatureScaping: Integrating Native Plants Into Your Landscape is the theme presented by Brad Mead, Invasive Species Coordinator with Clark Public Utilities-Environmental Service on Saturday, May 18, 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. Cost to NatureScaping members are free and a $15 fee for non-members. Cost for membership is $20 per year and $15 for seniors. For more information or to register, email or or call 360-737-1160.

Community Garden Club of Camas-Washougal: The annual plant sale will be Saturday, May 18, from 9 to 3 p.m., at Camas United Methodist Church, 706 N.E. 14th Ave., Camas. Cash and checks are accepted, no credit cards. For more information, visit or

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.Riverside Pathfinder Club: The club is hosting Riverside Dog Days 2019 on Sunday, June 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Riverside Seventh-day Adventist Church, 463 N. Shepherd Road, Washougal. Workshops will be given by dog show judge Don James. Free to attend; cost is $5 per class to enter show, $8 for workshop and class combination. Proceeds will help fund the Pathfinder Club to attend an international camporee in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. For more information, visit


Community Garden Club of Camas-Washougal: The final meeting for the 2018-19 year will be held Wednesday, May 22, and will begin at noon, at the Camas Community Center, 17618 S.E. Seventh Ave., Camas. There will be a potluck and guests are welcome. For more information, call 360-834-3003 or visit the website at

Women Supporting Women: A support group for women, ages 55 and older, will meet Wednesdays, from 1:30 to 3 p.m., at Firstenburg Community Center, 700 N.E. 136th Ave., Vancouver. Led 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.

Watercolorists group: The watercolor group meets every Tuesday from 1:30 to 3 p.m., at the Washougal Community Center, 1681 “C” St. This is not an instructed class, however, there is a group critique at the end of the session. All are welcome.

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.