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Camas-Washougal events for the week of Oct. 10-17

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Washougal City Council: The Council will hold its annual planning session follow-up meeting from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. The Council also will hold a workshop at 5 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in the Washougal City Council Chambers at City Hall, 1701 “C” St., Washougal. For more information, visit

Camas School District Board of Education: The Board will meet at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 14, in the Dennison Board Room at the Zellerbach Administration Center, 841 N.E. 22nd Ave., Camas. For more information, visit


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. 11 , and Tuesday, Oct. 15. Slavic storytime (in Russian and Ukrainian) will begin at 10:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14. Korean storytime will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14. Tiny Tots Storytime will be held at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16. Baby Storytime will be held at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. The Community Sewing Group for people who love to sew and create projects to benefit others, and who can bring their own sewing machine or serger and other sewing items, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. The Simply Write group for adults who love to write will from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. Game Night for Adults, an event for adults age 18 and older who want to meet new people and play board games, will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. The library will host “National Coming Out Day: Our Stories” with the storytelling group Our Bold Voices, in celebration of individual LGBTQ “coming out” stories and journeys from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. Bloodworks Northwest will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, with appointments available at under sponsor code 2982. Story Explorers, a book discussion group for children in second and third grades, and their accompanying adult, will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14.  The English Conversation Group, a casual gathering of English as a second language speakers, will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15. STEAM Storytime, for children in kindergarten and first grade, will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15. An introductory workshop on mindfulness, with the topic “Mindful Listening,” will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Oct. 16. The League of Women Voters, with special guests Camas Mayor Shannon Turk and Camas City Administrator Pete Capell, will present an informational seminar about how to choose a candidate, how to decide on an initiative and where to seek reliable news sources during election season from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16. The LEGO Club will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. 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. 11. Family Storytime for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and children will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. Baby Storytime for ages 0 to 18 months will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17. The Books and Brew book club for adults will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at 54°40′ Brewing Company, 3801 S. Truman St., Washougal. A technology workshop for people struggling to understand their tablet or smartphone will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. A book group for adults will discuss this month’s selection, “Dandelion Wine” by Ray Bradbury, from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15. For more information, visit or call 360-906-4860.


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 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 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. 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. 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.


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 at 7 p.m., 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

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


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


Streamside Planting with Native Plants: The Small Acreage Program, co-sponsored by the Washington State University Clark County Extension and Clark County Public Works Clean Water Program, will host a “Streamside Planting with Native Plants” workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the 78th Street Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver. As most rainfall west of the Cascade Mountains occurs between October and May, the fall here remains the best time to start planting trees and other vegetation. The fall and winter rain helps plant roots establish, making plants more resistant to our dry summer conditions. Planting in fall also helps keep streams healthy, said Clean Water Commissioner Brendan Addis: “Water bodies benefit from plants. Trees shade rivers and lakes, keeping water cool which better supports aquatic life. Shrubs and grasses stabilize slopes and slow down stormwater runoff before it enters our water bodies, filtering out harmful pollutants.”  Addis will teach a class on streamside and riverside planting at La Center Middle School and along the East Fork Lewis River on Oct. 13. Registration for the Oct. 19 class in Vancouver costs $10 per person and class size is limited. To register or for more information, visit, call 564-397-5729 or email

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.