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Camas-Washougal events for the week of Sept. 12-19

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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, Sept. 16, 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

Port of Camas-Washougal: The Port’s Board of Commissioners will hold a regular meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, in the Port Meeting Room, 24 S. “A” St., Washougal.

Camas Planning Commission: The Commission will hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Camas City Hall, 616 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. For more information, visit

Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries Board of Directors: The Board will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at the Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 S.E. Eighth Way, Battle Ground.


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. 13 , and Tuesday, Sept. 17. Slavic storytime (in Russian and Ukrainian) will begin at 10:15 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16. Korean storytime will begin at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 16. Tiny Tots Storytime will be held at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18. Baby Storytime will be held at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. Participants can meet new people and play new board games at Game Night for Adults, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. Sunrise Youth Yoga for pre-kindergarteners will be held from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. There will be a Jelly Bean Challenge for middle and high school students who want to identify weird Jelly Belly flavors, from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. The Simply Write: the Revised Edition group, for adults who love to write, will meet from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in the library veranda. Tech help sessions are held every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon, with the next session set for Tuesday, Sept. 17. A casual English conversation group for adults will meet from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17. STEAM Storytime, a nonfiction and crafting book group for children in kindergarten and first grade, will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17. An introductory “Letting Go” workshop on mindfulness, with guided meditations, which has wait list spots available, will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18. 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. Toddler Storytime for ages 18 to 36 months will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13. Family Storytime for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and children will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. Baby Storytime for ages 0 to 18 months will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18. A technology workshop for people struggling with their tablets or smartphones will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. A chair yoga class, designed for beginners or anyone looking for a gentle re-entry into yoga, will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. A book group for adults will discuss this month’s book, “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah, from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17. Preschool Storytime for ages 3 to 6 years will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. For more information, visit coming or call 360-906-4860.


Attic Gallery: The gallery is showcasing the work of David Allen Dunlop through September. 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 its artwork throughout 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 is located at 408 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. 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

Camas Senior Center: The center will host a bus trip to Mt. Angel, Oregon, for Oktoberfest, on Thursday, Sept. 12. The bus loads at 9 a.m. in the back parking lot of the Pendleton Woolen Mill in Washougal. The cost is $5 per person. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, call Dee at 360-335-8884 or 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. 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.

Seniors and Law Enforcement Together: The SALT group will meet from 11 a.m. to noon, Monday, Sept. 16, at Community Room, 7607 N.E. 26th Ave., Vancouver; and again from 11 a.m. to noon, Monday, Sept. 23, at the Camas Police Department, 2100 N.E. Third Ave., Camas. The September meetings will focus on changes related to age and neurological conditions; staying safe behind the wheel; and assessing driving skills with hands-on activities and assessments. SALT meetings are free and open to all seniors. Caregivers also are encouraged to attend.


Camas High School class of 1969: The class will hold its 50th class reunion from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at a Beer at a Time, 216 N.E. Third Ave., Camas. Cost is $5. Payment and RSVP preferred by Sept. 1. Checks should be made out CHS class of 1969 and sent to Jeanette Jester, P.O. Box 319, Washougal, WA 98671. For more information, call Jester at 360-834-2354, or 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.


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. The next meeting, on Wednesday, Sept. 25, will feature horticulturist Stephen Murphy, who will talk about plant propagation. Refreshments will be served, and guests are welcome. For more information, call 360-834-3003 or visit gardenclubof

Nebraska Picnic: Camas-Washougal residents who hail from Nebraska will meet for a community picnic from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at Prindle Park, 3371 Canyon Creek Road, Washougal. For more information, text or call Jan Boldt at 360-798-7406.

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.

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.

Harvest Celebration: WSU Clark County Extension will host its 21st annual Harvest Celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. The free event features nine farms showing the bounty of local agriculture and gives Clark County residents a chance to tour local farms and meet their area farmers. The farms will offer a variety of activities, including animal petting, U-pick vegetables, hayrides and photos with alpacas. To see a program guide and map, visit For more information, visit

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 jana.wilson@cityofvan


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