Blueberry Festival

The crowd fills the main the drag of vendors at the Mossyrock Blueberry Festival Saturday afternoon.

Thursday, Aug. 1

Pinochle, 5:45 p.m., Hope Grange, 118 Antrim Road, Winlock, 360-520-0772

Gather Church’s food and clothing bank is open every Thursday at 5 p.m. with a free dinner at 6 p.m. at 408 West Main Street in Centralia.

 

Public Agencies

Centralia Historic Preservation Commission, 5:30 p.m., council chambers, City Hall, 118 W. Maple St., Centralia

 

Organizations

Chehalis-Centralia Cribbage Club, 6:30 p.m., Chehalis Moose Lodge, 1400 Grand Ave., Centralia, 360-485-2852

S.T.O.P. and Swim, 7 p.m., Fort Borst Park, Kitchen 1, Centralia, 360-269-3827 or 360-736-4163

Centralia Chehalis Vintage Auto Club, 7:30 p.m., Ramblin Jack’s Ribeye Restaurant, Napavine I-5 exit, 360-748-7390

Lewis County Voiture 83 of the 40 & 8, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. meeting, Chehalis Eagles, 1993 S. Market Blvd., Chehalis, 360-266-7055

 

Support Groups

NAMI Lewis County Connections, recovery support group for adults with mental illness, 2-3:30 p.m., Mary Room, Centralia United Methodist Church, 506 S. Washington Ave., 253-468-7435

Mind, Body, Spirit: Self-Care Group, 10 a.m., Mossyrock Outreach Center, provided by Diane Hurley, 360-496-3591

GriefShare, a recovery group for those who have lost a loved one, 7-8:30 p.m., Mountain View Baptist Church, 1201 Belmont Ave., Centralia, $10, 360-827-2172

Al-Anon Family Group, 7 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 10000 U.S. Highway 12 SW, Rochester, 360-736-1049

 

Friday, Aug. 2

Mossyrock’s Blueberry Festival returns with everything blueberry. From blueberry pie to blueberry donuts, the food offerings relating to Mossyrock’s most abundant crop are plentiful. The celebration includes live music, a parade and pie-eating contests for all ages. 

Festival Schedule: Friday

Noon to 4 p.m. — Quilt Show

4-5 p.m. — The Stationary Stones

5 p.m. — Dinner at high school cafeteria

6 p.m. — Bingo at high school cafeteria

6-8 p.m. — The Newaukum River Band

9 to midnight — Chris Guenther and  the Honky Tonk Drifters

 

The Winlock Pickers’ Festival includes instructional workshops, open mics, plenty of pickin’ and grinnin’ and organized kids activities. The festival officially starts on Friday, but the jamming and camping begin on Thursday. Nestled in a beautifully wooded area, Winolequa Park is conveniently located close to Interstate 5. Food is available on the premises from the Winlock Park Board starting at noon on Friday through Sunday breakfast. The live music includes Richard Smith, The Portland Radio Ponies, Runaway Train, The Cowchips and Ash Creek. Cost is $15 per day or $25 per weekend per person. Info: winlockpickersfest.com

Antique Fest, in its 23rd year, is an antique, vintage, prim and rusty junk market hosted by over 50 local vendors and merchants in the Centralia Downtown Historic District. Come out and enjoy Antiques, repurposed items, vintage, rusty junk, music, street performers and more. The event is 3-7 p.m. Friday with early buy deals, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Info: facebook.com/AntiqueFest.

Centralia Farmers Market, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Centralia Outlet Mall, next to Vanity Fair, www.centraliafarmersmarket.org

 

Organizations

Lewis County Writers Guild, 5 p.m., Station Coffee Bar & Bistro, Centralia, http://lewiscountywriters.wordpress.com/

 

Support Groups

H.O.P.E., all addictions, 7:30-9 p.m., Heritage Baptist Church of Tenino, 1315 Sussex Ave. E., Tenino, 360-480-0592, hopedirector@hotmail.com

Celebrate Recovery, dinner 6 p.m., large group 7 p.m., small groups 8 p.m., Grace Foursquare Church, 3030 Borst Ave., Centralia, 360-736-0778, www.gracefoursquarechurch.com

Diabetic Support Group, 10:30-11:30 a.m., The Gathering Place, Stillwaters Estates, 2800 Cooks Hill Road, Centralia, 360-748-3177 or 360-736-9679

Friday Night Live, Narcotics Anonymous, 7-9 p.m., Dayspring Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 2088 Jackson Highway, Chehalis, 360-508-6495

 

Saturday, Aug. 3

Mossyrock’s Blueberry Festival returns with everything blueberry. From blueberry pie to blueberry donuts, the food offerings relating to Mossyrock’s most abundant crop are plentiful. The celebration includes live music, a parade and pie-eating contests for all ages. 

Schedule:  Saturday

7 a.m. — Pancake breakfast

9 a.m. — 5K and 8K run

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Car show

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Quilt show

11 a.m. — Parade

Noon to 12:30 p.m. — Tim Weible skydive into the park

1 p.m. — Pie eating contest

2 p.m. — BMX demonstration

2-6 p.m.—  Cheerleaders/football team community dinner in high school cafeteria

4-6 p.m. — Prairie Fire Band

7:30-11 p.m. — Decade Detour Band

9 p.m. — Fireworks show

 

Flood Valley Brewery in Chehalis presents the August edition of Highwater Hilarities with Travis Nelson hosting. Featured is Bo Johnson is featured, and Susan Jones is headlining. The event is 8-9:30 p.m. Cost is $10. Flood Valley is located at 289 NW Chehalis Ave. Info: facebook.com/FloodValley.

Super Late Model 200, Vintage Modifieds, Legends and Mini Stocks at South Sound Speedway in Rochester. Races begin at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, active military and teenagers age 13-17, $10 for children age 6-10 and free for children 5 and younger. South Sound Speedway is located at 3730 183rd Avenue SW.

The Winlock Pickers’ Festival includes instructional workshops, open mics, plenty of pickin’ and grinnin’ and organized kids activities. The festival officially starts on Friday, but the jamming and camping begin on Thursday. Nestled in a beautifully wooded area, Winolequa Park is conveniently located close to Interstate 5. Food is available on the premises from the Winlock Park Board starting at noon on Friday through Sunday breakfast. The live music includes Richard Smith, The Portland Radio Ponies, Runaway Train, The Cowchips and Ash Creek. Cost is $15 per day or $25 per weekend per person. Info: winlockpickersfest.com

Antique Fest, in its 23rd year, is an antique, vintage, prim and rusty junk market hosted by over 50 local vendors and merchants in the Centralia Downtown Historic District. Come out and enjoy Antiques, repurposed items, vintage, rusty junk, music, street performers and more. The event is 3-7 p.m. Friday with early buy deals, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Info: facebook.com/AntiqueFest.

Club Mom Children’s Clothing Bank and Exchange, 1-3 p.m., Centralia Christian Church, 1215 W. Main St., 360-736-7655

Dance, Country Four and More, 7 p.m., South Union Grange, 10030 Tilley Road, near exit 99 off I-5, 360-352-2135

Pancake breakfast, 7:30-10 a.m., Twin Cities Senior Center, $5, 206-948-2979

Open garden, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 4162 Jackson Highway, Chehalis

Tenino Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 213 Sussex Ave. W., 360-264-2317

Gather Church’s food and clothing bank is open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays at 100 Rock Street in Centralia.

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