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Events in Camas-Washougal for the week of Oct. 3-10

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Camas City Council: The Council will meet for a workshop at 4:30 p.m. and for a regular meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 7, at Camas City Hall, 616 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. For more information, contact the City Clerk’s office at 360-817-1591, or visit cityofca

Port of Camas-Washougal: The Port’s Board of Commissioners will hold a regular meeting at 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 7, in the Port Meeting Room, 24 S. “A” St., Washougal.

Clark County Cemetery District No. 1 Fern Prairie Cemetery: The board will hold its regular meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the district office, 26700 N.E. Robinson Road, Camas. For more information, call 360-833-9176.


Attic Gallery: The gallery will feature the work of Earl Hamilton, an Oregon artist whose abstract paintings are filled with a kind of whimsical lightness and have been described as “meditative, mystical, contemplative, energetic, bold and confident.” The gallery will host an artist reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. The gallery is located at 408 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. For more information, call 360-817-2415.

Camas Gallery: The Gallery will feature the remastered bronze sculptures of The Foundry Michelangelo, including iconic sculptures by Lorenzo Ghiglieri, Laran Ghiglieri and Frederic Remington. The gallery will celebrate its recent makeover and host an artist reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. The gallery is located at 408 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. For more information, visit

Second Story Gallery: The gallery will feature abstract paintings by Ami Brimhall and pierced pottery vessels by Linda Kliewer during “Holding/Space: Presence and Possibility,” a two-month show that runs throughout October and November. Both artists will unveil their work at a First Friday reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4. Musician Rob Lewis will perform at the Oct. 4 event, and the gallery will serve refreshments. The gallery is located on the second floor of the

Camas Public Library. Art is available for viewing 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. For more information, call 360-834-4692 or visit second

Art at the Cave: The gallery’s October’s exhibit, “Interconnected, Interwoven, Interactive,” offers a peek into the complexities of our lives and mimics the neutral tones of fall — dissecting visual information into a dark, dense color palette. The show features work by artists Pamela Chipman and Jill Falk. The gallery will host an artists’ reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. Chipman’s interactive video installation, photographs and video address sexism and gender inequality, while Falk’s paintings reveal patterns and tendencies of perception that exist both within and beyond the present moment. The gallery is located at 108 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit, email or call 360-314-6506.


Camas Public Library: Preschool Storytime for children ages 3 to 5 years will be held at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4 , and Tuesday, Oct. 8. Slavic storytime (in Russian and Ukrainian) will begin at 10:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7. Korean storytime will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7. Tiny Tots Storytime will be held at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9. Baby Storytime will be held at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. Second Story Gallery, located on the second floor of the library, will host an artist reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. The Bee Club will discuss beekeeping techniques, philosophy and activism from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Physical therapists from Camas Physical Therapy will share tips on how to live with and thrive with arthritis at a presentation from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. The library’s Youth Advisory Council, a teen volunteer group, will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7. The English Conversation Group, a casual gathering of English as a second language speakers, will meet from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8. Janice Jasinsky, a Clark College instructor, will present “The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8. The Mystery & Mayhem Book Group, a book group for adults who enjoy reading mystery novels, will meet from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8. An introductory mindfulness workshop titled, “Get to Know Your Neighbor, Kindness & Gratitude,” will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Oct. 9. A community sewing group, for people who love to sew and create projects to benefit others, will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. For more information or to learn about other ongoing library programs, call 360-834-4692 or visit

Washougal Community Library: Toddler Storytime for ages 18 to 36 months will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4. Family Storytime for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and children will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Baby Storytime for ages 0 to 18 months will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10. Build It!, a group that allows children ages 5 to 12 to develop STEM skills through play with LEGO bricks, blocks, boxes and other materials, will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. A Technology Workshop, for adults who want to learn more about their mobile devices, will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. The library will host a “literary” pumpkin decorating contest Oct. 8-30, during which patrons can bring their pumpkins decorated like their favorite literary characters to the library for a chance to win prizes. Books and Brew, a book group for adults, will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at 54?40′ Brewing Company, 3801 S. Truman Road, No. 1, Washougal. For more information, visit or call 360-906-4860.


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

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. on 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.


General Federation of Women’s Clubs Camas-Washougal: The group meets on the second Wednesday of the month. The next meeting is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Camas Police Department, 2100 N.E. Third Ave., Camas.

Community Garden Club of Camas-Washougal: The group meets at 1 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Camas Community Center, 1718 S.E. Seventh St., Camas. For more information, call 360-834-3003 or visit gardenclubof

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

Watercolorists group: The watercolor group meets from 1:30 to 3 p.m. every Tuesday, 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.

NatureScaping of Southwest Washington: NatureScaping will host “The World of Wild Edible” class on how to harvest and use wild plant parts from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 21, at CASEE Center, Building B, Room 205, 11104 N.E. 149th Brush Prairie. Classes are free for members, and cost $15 per class for nonmembers. Register at, email or call 360-737-1160.

Women Supporting Women: A support group for women ages 55 and older meets from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays, 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

Fort Vancouver Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution: The DAR chapter will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Smith-Reynolds American Legion, 4607 NE St. James Rd., Vancouver. Jeff Davis will present a program about military ghost stories. Prospective members are invited. Genealogical research help is available. For more information, contact Sue Mills at 360-573-5445 or


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

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