Around Town: Sept. 5-12

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This oil painting, titled "Through the Doorway at Steigerwald Refuge," will be auctioned during September at Second Story Gallery, located upstairs in the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. The local artist, Cheryl Mathieson, notes that this artful steel gateway is a real door into the refuge that may soon disappear while the area is closed and reworked for water flow improvements. The painting will be a reminder of how the trail system once looped through the lowlands. Mathieson is offering the artwork in a silent auction, with bids accepted through 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28. All proceed benefit Second Story Gallery. The 16-by-24-inch canvas is framed in deep bronze and can be found on an easel in the gallery, in front of artwork by 15 Northwest Oil Painters Guild artists. The Guild's two-month exhibit, "Show Your Colors," ends Sept. 28. (Contributed photo courtesy of Second Story Gallery)


Washougal City Council: The Council will meet for a workshop at 5 p.m. and for a regular meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9, at Washougal City Hall, 1701 “C” St., Washougal. For more information, visit cityof

Camas School District Board of Education: The Board will meet at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9, in the Dennison Board Room at the Zellerbach Administration Center, 841 N.E. 22nd Ave., Camas. For more information, visit

Washougal School District Board of Education: The Board will hold a regular business meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the district office board room, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal.

Clark County Cemetery District No. 1: The Fern Prairie Cemetery Board will hold its regular meeting at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the district office, 26700 N.E. Robinson Road, Camas. For more information, call 360-833-9176.

Camas Public Library Board of Trustees: The Board will hold its regular meeting Thursday, Sept. 12, in Meeting Room A at the library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas.


Camas Public Library: Preschool Storytime for children ages 3 to 5 years will be held at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 6 , and Tuesday, Sept. 10. Slavic storytime (in Russian and Ukrainian) will begin at 10:15 a.m., Monday, Sept. 9. Korean storytime will begin at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 9. Tiny Tots Storytime will be held at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11. Baby Storytime will be held at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 12. Sunrise Youth Yoga for pre-kindergarten children is set for 9 to 9:45 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, in Meeting Room B. Saturday Adult Craft-o-Rama, with a two-month project making a haunted cottage, will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, in Meeting Room A. The Bee Club will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, in Meeting Room B. Loterio, a Mexican Bingo game, will be played from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, in Meeting Room A. Story Explorers, a book group for second- and third-graders and their adult, will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9, in Meeting Room B. The library will host a blood drive at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10. The English Conversation Group will meet at 12:30 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10, on the veranda. The Mystery & Mayhem Book Group will meet from 6 to 7:45 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10. An introductory workshop to mindfulness, with guided meditations, will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, in meeting room B. The Crochet Club, for all ages and abilities, will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, 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: The library will be closed for an all-day staff training on Thursday, Sept. 12. Family storytime for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and children will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 6. Baby Storytime for ages 0 to 18 months will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11. Chair Yoga, for beginners or anyone looking for a gentle re-entry into yoga, will be held from 2 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7. A Technology Workshop for those seeking help understanding their tablets or smartphones, will be held from 4 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7. For more information, visit or call 360-906-4860.


Attic Gallery: The gallery is showcasing the work of David Allen Dunlop through September, and will host an artist’s reception from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6, during the First Friday celebration in downtown Camas. The gallery is located at 408 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. For more information, call 360-817-2415.

Second Story Gallery: The Northwest Oil Painters Guild will show their art work throughout the months of August and September at the Second Story Gallery, located on the second floor of the Camas Public Library. The 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

Camas Gallery: The gallery, located at 408 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas, will host a First Friday reception from 5 to 8 p.m., Sept. 6, to showcase the “Plein Air” artwork created by artists working in the open air throughout downtown Camas on Sept. 6. Community members can vote for their favorite pieces and the gallery will present People’s Choice Awards. The works of art will be auctioned off at the Dinner in White on the Columbia fundraiser for the Washougal Library Building Fund, on Saturday, Sept. 7. The gallery also will feature artists Anna Norris and Heidi Curley, as well as Sarah Bang and Liz Pike, doing “dual artist paintings” with the artists working on a shared painting for 15 minutes at a time, starting at 4:30 p.m., Sept. 6. For more information, visit


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., 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.

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