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Camas-Washougal events for the week of March 12-19

PUBLIC MEETINGS

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

East County Fire and Rescue Board of Commissioners: The Board will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at Station 91, 600 N.E. 267th Ave., Camas. For more information, visit ecfr.us.

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

Port of Camas-Washougal: The Port’s Board of Commissioners will hold a regular meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, in the Port Meeting Room, 24 S. “A” St., Washougal. For more information, visit portcw.com/commission.

ART GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS

Attic Gallery: The gallery will host “The Hamiltons,” an exhibit honoring the late Portland artists Satsuko and George Hamilton, parents of artist Earl Hamilton, through March. The exhibit, which is thanks to Earl Hamilton and his two brothers, will include paintings by both artists, some of which have never been seen by the public. 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 will show the work of Camas artist Liz Pike throughout the month of March. The gallery is located at 408 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. For more information, visit camasgallery.com.

Second Story Gallery: The gallery will feature a fabric art exhibit by the Art Quilt Group with the theme “Four Square & Beyond,” through March. Fabric artists taking part include elinor peace bailey, Lorna Crawford, Abbie Dick, Dianne Kane, Kathy McLaughlin, Sandi Miller, Barbara Neill, Judith Phelps, Kathy Powell, Patricia Rushford, Jane Walgren, Jane Wolfe and Beverly Woodard. The gallery is located on the second floor of the Camas Public Library at 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., in downtown Camas, and is open 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 Camas library has canceled all public events, programs and outreach through March 31 in response to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 risks to the public. For more information, call 360-834-4692 or visit camaspubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar.

Washougal Community Library: The Washougal library has canceled all public events, programs and outreach for two weeks, beginning Friday, March 13, in response to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 risks to the public.For more information, visit fvrl.librarymarket.com/events/upcoming or call 360-906-4860.

CLUBS AND GROUPS

Clark County Quilters: To protect members from the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the Clark County Quilters guild has cancelled its general meeting on Thursday, March 12, as well as its planned workshops with Krista Moser. Clark County Quilters, a nonprofit that supports and encourages quilting activities, has more than 400 members throughout Clark County. General meetings are typically held the second Thursday of each month, September through June, at Adventist Community Church, 9711 St. Johns Road, Vancouver. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. Non-member fees cost $10 per meeting. For more information, visit clarkcountyquilters.com.

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.

Fort Vancouver Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution: The group will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, at the Smith-Reynolds American Legion, 4607 N.E. St. James Road, Vancouver. Pat Jolatta will present “History of Women in Vancouver.” Prospective members are invited. Genealogical research help is available. For more information, contact Sue Mills at 360-573-5445 or suessearch@comcast.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 Spring Classes: Camas Parks and Recreation has released its Spring 2020 Program Guide and will offer a variety of classes and events, including a Spring Break camp, a co-ed flag football league, “kids and canvas” painting events, Busy Bees preschool; Kidz Love Soccer, kung fu classes for children, teens and adults; yoga classes; tai chi and cane defense for seniors; Weight Watchers; casino and cultural tours for seniors; and an Easter Day egg hunt. For more information or to register, visit register.cityofcamas.us; register in person at Lacamas Lake Lodge, 227 N.E. Lake Road, Camas; or call 360-834-5307. Follow on Facebook at facebook.com/camasparksandrecreation to see new classes added after the program guide’s publication.

Women’s Self Defense: Camas Parks and Recreation will host a women’s self-defense class, taught by Camas Tai Chi & Kung Fu instructor Sifu Paco, from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 21, at Lacamas Lake Lodge, 227 N.E. Lake Road, Camas. The class is for ages 16 and older, or for ages 13 to 15 with an adult. The class is free, with a suggested cash donation to benefit Soroptimists International of Camas-Washougal. Participants will learn how to be physically and verbally assertive, basic self-defense skills, increased awareness and how to not be a victim. All fitness levels are welcome and participants should dress in stretchy, comfortable clothes. To pre-register, which is required, visit register.cityofcamas.us 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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