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Calendar of Camas, Washougal events for Feb. 13-20

PUBLIC MEETINGS

Camas City Council: The Council will hold a workshop at 4:30 p.m. and regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 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 cityofcamas.us. 

East County Fire and Rescue Board of Commissioners: The Board will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Station 91, 600 N.E. 267th Ave., Camas. For more information, visit ecfr.us. 

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

Camas Parks and Recreation Commission: The Commission will hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. in Camas City Council chambers at Camas City Hall, 616 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. For more information, visit cityofcamas.us. 

Friends and Foundation of the Camas Library: The Foundation will hold a public meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at the library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. The Foundation has board member positions available. For more information, visit camaspubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar.

 

ART GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS

Attic Gallery: The gallery will feature the paintings of Camas artist Mike Smith throughout the month of February. The gallery is located at 421 N.E. Cedar St., Camas. For more information, visit atticgallery.com or call 360-833-9747.

Camas Gallery: The gallery is located at 408 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. For more information, visit camasgallery.com.

Second Story Gallery: The gallery, located on the second floor of the Camas Public Library at 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., in downtown Camas, will present the nature photography of artist Karen Stuwe through February. The “Reflections of the Pacific Northwest” show features scenes ranging from crashing waves to wildflower-filled meadows. The show continues through Feb. 29 during regular library hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. For more information, call 360-834-4692 or visit second storygallery.net. 

 

LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Camas Public Library: The library will be closed Monday, Feb. 17, in recognition of the President’s Day holiday. Baby Storytime will be held at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. Preschool Storytime for children ages 3 to 5 years will be held at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, and at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18. Tiny Tots Storytime will be held at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19. The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) will host a free Tax Aide clinic on the second floor of the library, with walk-in help available for people hoping to get help on their income taxes, from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, and again from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19. Game Night for Adults will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. The library will offer one-on-one tech help from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18. The English conversation group will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18. A mindfulness group will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19. The library is hosting a birthday party, with trivia games, door prizes and cupcakes, to celebrate the 100th birthday of the League of Women Voters group, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19. The library will host a reading with Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna for all ages from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20.  For more information, call 360-834-4692 or visit camaspubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar.

Washougal Community Library:  The library will be closed Monday, Feb. 17, in recognition of the President’s Day holiday. Preschool Storytime for ages 3 to 6 will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. Toddler Storytime for ages 18 to 36 months will meet from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14. Baby Storytime for ages 0 to 18 months will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19. A technology workshop for mobile devices will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. Saturday Morning Mix-Up for ages 6 and younger with a parent or caregiver, an event that blends reading, writing, talking, singing, playing and science/technology, will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. Chair Yoga will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. Crafternoon, a craft-making event for all ages, will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. For more information, visit fvrl.librarymarket.com/events/upcoming or call 360-906-4860.

 

CLUBS AND GROUPS

Camas United Methodist Church Mid-Winter Tea: The church will host a mid-winter tea to benefit the Camas Parks and Recreation Department’s annual “Movies in the Park” event, held every Friday in August. The tea benefit will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the church, 706 N.E. 14th Ave., Camas. The traditional English-style tea will feature food, tea, music and photos. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $10 for youth and are free for children age 6 and younger. For more information, call Marilyn at 360-904-2024.

Clark Skamania Flyfishers: The group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Camas Meadows Golf Club, 4105 N.W. Camas Meadows Drive, Camas. Jeff Perrin, owner of The Fly Fishers Place in Sisters, Oregon, will present information about modern lake fishing. The public is invited and families are welcome. The “Wet Fly Hour” is from 6 to 7 p.m., with a meeting beginning at 7 p.m.

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 gardenclubofcamaswashougal.org.

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. 

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.

SENIOR CITIZENS

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 janice.butzke@mealsonwheelspeople.org or visit mealsonwheelspeople.org. 

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.

 

CLASSES

Camas Parks and Recreation Winter Classes: Camas Parks and Recreation offers several winter classes, including yoga classes, fitness camps, tai chi, kung fu for teens and adults, and Weight Watchers. For more information, visit register.cityofcamas.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/splash.html or call 360-834-5307.

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.

 

VOLUNTEERS

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 janice.butzke@mealsonwheelspeople.org

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