Spring Into History

First Friday in Camas: Spring Into History

The theme for April’s First Friday event in Downtown Camas is “Spring Into History!” a family-friendly celebration of Camas history and the coming of spring, with activities that explore Camas history in a fun way and also welcome spring to downtown. The event, hosted by the Downtown Camas Association, is happening in shops and businesses all over downtown Camas and at the Camas Public Library from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 7—with s’mores roasting sponsored by iQ Credit Union.

You’ll want to play the “Guess About Camas” history game in participating businesses, which allows players to discover interesting historical tidbits about Camas history. Collect all the facts and be entered to win win prizes from the downtown merchants. Game sheets and the evening’s activity lists can be found at the Downtown Camas Association table in Journey Church (304 N.E. 4th) and at participating businesses. Other activities:

  • Two Rivers Heritage Museum will share historic artifacts and photos of Camas & Washougal and will also have items for sale, including handmade rugs made from Pendleton wool selvages, originally woven on its 1890s traveling loom.
  • Mill historians will show us why the Camas mill is unique and showcase items from the mill, including videos. You can even make your own paper at the Mill Interpretive Center, 401 NE Adams.
  • Book signing for “Lillie’s Jasper.” Meet the author Diane Green-Hartley and hear about the Gold Star Mother Pilgrimage, a little known part of WWI history.
  • Art show and silent auction hosted by Friends of Camas Arts at Journey Church in support of the Camas High School Integrated Arts & Academics Program.
  • Art shows and receptions at Attic Gallery, Camas Gallery, and Second Story Gallery at the Camas library.
  • Ribbon cutting and opening celebration for Rushing Waters Professional Properties.
  • Natalia’s Cafe will be “Going Back to the ’50s!” Open until 8 p.m. with special prices: hamburger, fries and a soda for $4.99; hot dog, fries and soda for $3.99; milkshakes for $2.50; and malts $2.99.
  • Georgia Pacific toilet paper toss to win paper products as a tribute to the mill
  • Taste the candy that was invented the same year Camas was founded
  • Donate toward the Hidden Bronze Bird Project and get a chance to win the “Bronze Egg.” Any donation gets a ticket to win prizes; donate at least $5 and pick an egg from the basket—one of the eggs comes with a prize: a dinner, movie, and cupcakes package in downtown Camas.
  • Guess the “spring eggs” jar—the closest guess wins a prize
  • Kids’ spring crafts

More information on Camas history can be found at http://www.downtowncamas.com/dca/history/. For more complete information about this—and other—First Friday events in downtown Camas, visit http://downtowncamas.com/events-and-festivals/first-fridays/april-first-friday-spring-into-history-2017/ or www.facebook.com/camasfirstfriday.

First Friday in Camas: Spring Into History

The theme for April’s First Friday event in Downtown Camas is “Spring Into History!” a family-friendly celebration of Camas history and the coming of spring, with activities that explore Camas history in a fun way and also welcome spring to downtown. The event, hosted by the Downtown Camas Association, is happening in shops and businesses all over downtown Camas and at the Camas Public Library from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 7—with s’mores roasting sponsored by iQ Credit Union.

You’ll want to play the “Guess About Camas” history game in participating businesses, which allows players to discover interesting historical tidbits about Camas history. Collect all the facts and be entered to win win prizes from the downtown merchants. Game sheets and the evening’s activity lists can be found at the Downtown Camas Association table in Journey Church (304 N.E. 4th) and at participating businesses. Other activities:

  • Two Rivers Heritage Museum will share historic artifacts and photos of Camas & Washougal and will also have items for sale, including handmade rugs made from Pendleton wool selvages, originally woven on its 1890s traveling loom.
  • Mill historians will show us why the Camas mill is unique and showcase items from the mill, including videos. You can even make your own paper at the Mill Interpretive Center, 401 NE Adams.
  • Book signing for “Lillie’s Jasper.” Meet the author Diane Green-Hartley and hear about the Gold Star Mother Pilgrimage, a little known part of WWI history.
  • Art show and silent auction hosted by Friends of Camas Arts at Journey Church in support of the Camas High School Integrated Arts & Academics Program.
  • Art shows and receptions at Attic Gallery, Camas Gallery, and Second Story Gallery at the Camas library.
  • Ribbon cutting and opening celebration for Rushing Waters Professional Properties.
  • Natalia’s Cafe will be “Going Back to the ’50s!” Open until 8 p.m. with special prices: hamburger, fries and a soda for $4.99; hot dog, fries and soda for $3.99; milkshakes for $2.50; and malts $2.99.
  • Georgia Pacific toilet paper toss to win paper products as a tribute to the mill
  • Taste the candy that was invented the same year Camas was founded
  • Donate toward the Hidden Bronze Bird Project and get a chance to win the “Bronze Egg.” Any donation gets a ticket to win prizes; donate at least $5 and pick an egg from the basket—one of the eggs comes with a prize: a dinner, movie, and cupcakes package in downtown Camas.
  • Guess the “spring eggs” jar—the closest guess wins a prize
  • Kids’ spring crafts

More information on Camas history can be found at http://www.downtowncamas.com/dca/history/. For more complete information about this—and other—First Friday events in downtown Camas, visit http://downtowncamas.com/events-and-festivals/first-fridays/april-first-friday-spring-into-history-2017/ or www.facebook.com/camasfirstfriday.

Camas First Friday “Spring Into History”

The theme for April’s First Friday event in Downtown Camas is “Spring Into History!” a family-friendly celebration of Camas history and the coming of spring, with activities that explore Camas history in a fun way and also welcome spring to downtown. The event, hosted by the Downtown Camas Association, is happening in shops and businesses all over downtown Camas and at the Camas library from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April—with s’mores roasting sponsored by iQ Credit Union.

Origami demos, displays, and kids’ crafts featuring Yuki Martin will be part of this event, paying homage to the Camas paper mill and its Japanese sister cities, Hosoe-cho and Taki-Cho. Yuki, who is from a little town near Hosoe-cho, will be offering origami lessons in the lobby of Journey Community Church rom 5:30-7:30 p.m. with a special demo at 6:30 p.m. Origami by Camas resident Rachel Yang will also be on display in Journey throughout the evening.

You’ll also want to play the “Guess About Camas” history game in participating businesses, which allows players to discover interesting historical tidbits about Camas history. Collect all the facts and be entered to win win prizes from the downtown merchants. Game sheets and the evening’s activity lists can be found at the Downtown Camas Association table in Journey Church and at participating businesses. Other activities include:

  • Find out why Downtown Camas got cool in the 6os with guest Randy Curtis
  • Get “kissed”! (Hershey’s that is)
  • Play the Georgia Pacific toilet paper toss (a tribute to the paper mill)
  • Art shows and receptions at Camas Gallery, Attic Gallery, and Second Story Gallery
  • Liberty Theatre will be showing the “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” 41st Anniversary “Quote-Along” at 8 p.m. for $5
  • Book signing at Journey for “Under the Shadow of Your Wings” by Arla Jensen
  • Guess the number of “Spring Eggs” in the jar—closest guess wins
  • Find out where to find the Camas lily fields
  • Take a selfie with historic props
  • Wear a vintage hat or clothes and get a free ticket to enter to win prizes from the merchants
  • Receive an extra ticket to win for every $10 spent in Downtown Camas during First Friday
  • Live music in various downtown locations, including Birch Street Uptown Lounge and all the art galleries
  • Special sales, complimentary refreshments, and activities in many downtown businesses

Camas First Friday “Spring Into History”

The theme for April’s First Friday event in Downtown Camas is “Spring Into History!” a family-friendly celebration of Camas history and the coming of spring, with activities that explore Camas history in a fun way and also welcome spring to downtown. The event, hosted by the Downtown Camas Association, is happening in shops and businesses all over downtown Camas and at the Camas library from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April—with s’mores roasting sponsored by iQ Credit Union.

Origami demos, displays, and kids’ crafts featuring Yuki Martin will be part of this event, paying homage to the Camas paper mill and its Japanese sister cities, Hosoe-cho and Taki-Cho. Yuki, who is from a little town near Hosoe-cho, will be offering origami lessons in the lobby of Journey Community Church rom 5:30-7:30 p.m. with a special demo at 6:30 p.m. Origami by Camas resident Rachel Yang will also be on display in Journey throughout the evening.

You’ll also want to play the “Guess About Camas” history game in participating businesses, which allows players to discover interesting historical tidbits about Camas history. Collect all the facts and be entered to win win prizes from the downtown merchants. Game sheets and the evening’s activity lists can be found at the Downtown Camas Association table in Journey Church and at participating businesses. Other activities include:

  • Find out why Downtown Camas got cool in the 6os with guest Randy Curtis
  • Get “kissed”! (Hershey’s that is)
  • Play the Georgia Pacific toilet paper toss (a tribute to the paper mill)
  • Art shows and receptions at Camas Gallery, Attic Gallery, and Second Story Gallery
  • Liberty Theatre will be showing the “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” 41st Anniversary “Quote-Along” at 8 p.m. for $5
  • Book signing at Journey for “Under the Shadow of Your Wings” by Arla Jensen
  • Guess the number of “Spring Eggs” in the jar—closest guess wins
  • Find out where to find the Camas lily fields
  • Take a selfie with historic props
  • Wear a vintage hat or clothes and get a free ticket to enter to win prizes from the merchants
  • Receive an extra ticket to win for every $10 spent in Downtown Camas during First Friday
  • Live music in various downtown locations, including Birch Street Uptown Lounge and all the art galleries
  • Special sales, complimentary refreshments, and activities in many downtown businesses

“Spring into History” Day in Camas

Spend an afternoon exploring Camas history from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. You never know what you might discover about this charming riverside mill town, home to one of the Northwest's oldest papermills as well as some of the world's most cutting-edge tech companies. Bring your smart phone for a "Photo Scavenger Hunt" that starts at the Camas Library, work your way through town to the finish line, then exchange your photos for raffle tickets. Enjoy a historical walking tour, starting at noon at Fourth and Birch, followed by an unveiling of an addition—a new book!—for the beloved bronze girl statue that sits beside a fountain. For kids, there's papermaking crafts (in honor of Camas' paper-filled history) with Georgia Pacific papermill staff starting at 1 p.m., and storytelling with local historian Virginia Warren. Share your own memories of Camas with volunteer Suzy Truitt, who'll be recording them at the Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce. Papermill artifacts will be displayed both in the library and at Camas Antiques, and special historical photos can be seen at the Camas Gallery. And don't miss the book signing with author René Carroll at Runyan’s Jewelers from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. For a more details schedule of event, view or download this flyer.

After all that activity, you'll probably be hungry, and the Downtown Camas Association invites you to stay and savor a meal in one its fine local restaurants: Harvest, Nuestra Mesa, Twilight Pizza Bistro, Mill City Brew Werks, and K'Syrah, to name a few. If you'd just like a drink (or two) and light fare (and if you're over 21), try Caps n' Taps, Birch Street Uptown Lounge, or Krystal's Champagne Lounge.

Camas First Friday: Spring Into History

The theme for Camas First Friday is "Spring Into History," and—as the name suggests—will celebrate the history of this charming riverside town. Here are some questions you might find answers to during the "History Hunt" activity: Why is the city called Camas? Where did the big trees on Fourth Ave. come from? What famous Portland man founded the mill? Collect a fact at each store you visit, and win prizes from downtown merchants.

You'll also want to visit the libary's Second Story Gallery, where you'll see art from photographer Cindy Kassab. Other family activities include mustache-making and papercrafts with photos, face painting, guessing what famous (or semi-famous) figures hail from Camas in the Legacy Squares game, estimating the number of Peeps in a jar, and a toilet paper toss in honor of the Camas Paper Mill. Wear a vintage hat or clothes and get a free ticket! Or visit Lil' Dudes and Divas children's consignment shop to have your photo taken with old-timey props. For complete information, visit this page on the Downtown Camas Association's ebsite.

Spring Into History at Camas First Friday

History will spring into action at Camas' First Friday event from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 4. The theme is "Spring Into History," and—as the name suggests—will celebrate the history of this charming riverside town. Camas is indeed one of the North Bank's treasures; it's the little mill town that transformed itself into a haven for boutique shops, restaurants, galleries, a fully restored theater and an award-winning hotel, as well as becoming the place that many high-profile tech firms call home—all while retaining a small-town feel and a sense of neighborly livability.

Here are some questions you might find answers to during the "History Hunt" activity: Why is the city called Camas? Where did the big trees on Fourth Ave. come from? What famous Portland man founded the mill? Collect a fact at each store you visit, and win prizes from downtown merchants.

You'll also want to visit the libary's Second Story Gallery, where you'll see art from photographer Cindy Kassab. Other family activities include mustache-making and papercrafts with photos, face painting, guessing what famous (or semi-famous) figures hail from Camas in the Legacy Squares game, estimating the number of Peeps in a jar, and a toilet paper toss in honor of the Camas Paper Mill. Wear a vintage hat or clothes and get a free ticket! Or visit Lil' Dudes and Divas children's consignment shop to have your photo taken with old-timey props. For complete information, visit this page on the Downtown Camas Association's ebsite.