Submitted by Downtown Camas Association

Girl Scout cookie and wine pairings, special themed birthday celebrations, clothing and flower pop-ups, jewelry trunk shows, happy hour cocktails and stress relief  products will all be featured as part of the inaugural Third Thursday event in Downtown Camas on April 15, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. These events will be held every month like First Fridays but with more of a “grown up” vibe including evening shopping, dining, sipping and special activities or happy hour menus in downtown businesses. Since April Third Thursday happens to fall on Tax Day this year, the theme will be “Tax Day Relief.”

April Third Thursday activities will include:

A Creative Twist (223 NE 4th):  “MOCK” Birthday Party– a chance to see what is offered at parties hosted here and different styles to choose from.  Parties booked this night are 20% off

Allure Boutique (407 NE 4th): Jewelry trunk show

Arktana (415 NE 4th): Extra 50% off sale racks; CloverPodiatry pop-up with foot health and shoe fit advice and shoe insert sale

Attic Gallery (421 NE Cedar): Wine, cake and live music by John Stowel for owner Tommer’s 60th B-day

Camas Antiques (305 NE 4th): Pop up shop with Brenda Calvert from Half Moon Farm

Camas Gallery (408 NE 4th): Camas Gallery Tax Relief Day–they will pay your sales tax on all purchases

Jazzercise Camas (514 NE Dallas): Free class at 7 p.m. to new customers; call 360-980-0022 to reserve spot

Lara Blair Photography (411 NE Dallas): Showcasing BLOOM portraits and doing a model call for their next creative project.

Lily Atelier (237 NE 4th): Jewelry trunk show

LiveWell Camas (417 NE Birch): Will have three Black Women owned pop-up vendors in their space: Shoebox by Ki (clothing), Asiyah Rose Candles (luxury candles), FloraNior (plants)

Naturally Healthy Pet (335 NE 5th): Naturally Healthy Pet celebrates 12 years! Drop by and Enter to Win prizes with a “12” theme including a 12-month supply of dog treats, a 12-month supply of canned food (dog or cat), 12 pounds of dog food, and more. See store for details. Free goodie bags (while supplies last).

Salud Wine Bar & Italian Dining (224 NE 3rd): Girl Scout Cookie & wine pairing for $12.

The Soap Chest (521 NE Everett): In keeping with the theme, they will feature their Stress Relief products made with their proprietary blend of essential oils. Sampling Stress Relief Blend Spritzer, Massage Oil and Bath Salts.

Tommy Os at the Camas Hotel (401 NE 4th): Cara Cara Orange Margarita drink special and Pan Seared Steelhead trout with Asian stir fry and black rice as food special.

Restaurants will be hosting special drink and food items with more details to be announced closer to the event.

“Woo-hoo! These are going to be fun!” says Carrie Schulstad, executive director of the Downtown Camas Association (DCA). “Adding more options for fun evening downtown experiences, and also encouraging shopping and dining local…these are the driving forces behind the new Third Thursday events. Every Third Thursday will offer something not typically found in the shops and restaurants such as pop-up shops, trunk shows, art shows and demonstrations, special happy hour menus and live music. This will be a perfect time to plan a date night or girls’ night out. Schedule a babysitter, grab your friends or sweetheart and come join us for the fun in Downtown Camas!”

Third Thursdays are being held each month of the year, each with a different theme. May’s Third Thursday will be on May 20 with the theme “Something Unexpected”. For more information, visit the Downtown Camas Association website.

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