Around Town

Events in Camas-Washougal for the week of Jan. 30 to Feb. 6

PUBLIC MEETINGS

Camas City Council: The Council will hold a workshop at 4:30 p.m. and regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, 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. 4, at Station 91, 600 N.E. 267th Ave., Camas. For more information, visit ecfr.us.

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

Washougal Park Board of Commissioners: The Board will hold its regular meeting at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Washougal City Hall, 1701 “C” St., Washougal.

LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Camas Public Library: Baby Storytime will be held at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30. Preschool Storytime for children ages 3 to 5 years will be held at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, and at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4. Korean Storytime will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3. Tiny Tots Storytime will be held at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5. The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, with appointments available at redccrossblood.org under sponsor code “camaslibrary” or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767), and walk-ins are also welcome. The Bee Club will meet to discuss beekeeping techniques, philosophy, activism and more from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. The Youth Advisory Council (YAC), a teen volunteer group that meets on the first Monday of the month to work on projects and help plan teen programs at the library, will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3. The library will offer one-on-one technology help from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4. The English conversation group will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4. The library will offer 15-minutes “Read to the Dog” sessions from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4. The No. 2 Readers book discussion group for adults, which mainly reads literary fiction, will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4. The mindfulness group will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Feb. 5. AARP will offer free tax assistance to walk-ins from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5. The Teen Zine Zone will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 and Thursday, Feb. 6. The Page Turners, a book discussion group for students in fourth to sixth grades, will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m Thursday, Feb. 6. For more information, call 360-834-4692 or visit camaspubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar.

Washougal Community Library: Preschool Storytime for ages 3 to 6 will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30. Toddler Storytime for ages 18 to 36 months will meet from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31. Baby Storytime for ages 0 to 18 months will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5. The library will host a “Digitize It!” event for people to scan photos and documents all day Saturday, Feb. 1. A Saturday Morning Mix-Up event for ages 6 and younger and their caregiver with reading, writing, talking, singing, playing and science and technology activities will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. Chair Yoga will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. A technology workshop to help people understand their mobile devices will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. “Build it,” a place for children ages 5 to 12 and their caregiver to play with LEGO bricks, blocks, boxes and other STEM materials, will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5. For more information, visit fvrl.librarymarket.com/events/upcoming or call 360-906-4860.

CLUBS AND GROUPS

Groundhog Dinner: The 31st annual Groundhog Dinner, with 10 percent of proceeds benefiting Family Promise of Clark County, will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Washougal United Methodist Church at 39th and “M” streets in Washougal. The menu includes “John Sinden” secret recipe sausage patties, mashed potatoes, sausage gravy, coleslaw, biscuits, applesauce, green beans, dessert and beverages. Take out orders are available. The cost is $9.50 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and younger. 

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.

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@cityofvancouver.us.

ART GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS

Attic Gallery: 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 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 storygallery.net. 

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