Demolition Derby

Toledo resident Josh Levine poses with his car after winning the Tuesday night demolition derby at the Southwest Washington Fair.

Thursday, Aug. 15

The Southwest Washington Fair runs Tuesday through Sunday, showing off the agricultural roots of Lewis County. The midway lights up by night as crowds line up to be next on their favorite thrill ride, and the musical entertainment packs out multiple stages throughout the course of the week. Sample the food offerings from more vendors than you can shake a stick at. See the artful eyes and photography from people from around our region. Experience the excitement of the annual rodeo that packs the grandstands. For more information, including exhibit entry forms, prices and more, go to southwestwashingtonfair.net.

Toledo fall square dance lesson, Napavine Elementary School, 7 p.m., 360-736-8907

 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. 

Lewis County Community Conversations presents: Gender Revolution This documentary featuring Katie Couric examines the roles of science, society and culture with regard to gender, and sheds light on stories of struggle, understanding, ignorance and love. Hear kids’ honest opinions on being a boy or girl around the world; This teen boxer wants a chance to compete wearing her Hijab; Follow a transgender teens emotional journey to womanhood; In their words: how children are affected by gender issues gallery. This program will be presented from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, 506 S. Washington Ave., Centralia, WA. 98531 from 7-9 p.m. Parking lot is in back on the Oak Street side. Program sponsored by Fire Mountain Chapter Fellowship of Reconciliation and Veterans For Peace Rachel Corrie Chapter 109.

 

Organizations

Onalaska American Legion Post 508, 6 p.m. potluck, 7 p.m. meeting, Community Presbyterian Church, 288 Carlisle Ave., Onalaska, 360-266-7055

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

 

Support Groups

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

Connections, NAMI Lewis County, 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, 2:30 p.m., Mossyrock Outreach Center, provided by Diane Hurley, 360-496-3591

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

 

Friday, Aug. 16

The Southwest Washington Fair runs Tuesday through Sunday, showing off the agricultural roots of Lewis County. The midway lights up by night as crowds line up to be next on their favorite thrill ride, and the musical entertainment packs out multiple stages throughout the course of the week. Sample the food offerings from more vendors than you can shake a stick at. See the artful eyes and photography from people from around our region. Experience the excitement of the annual rodeo that packs the grandstands. For more information, including exhibit entry forms, prices and more, go to southwestwashingtonfair.net.

Karaoke, with Jimmy Abbott, 7:30 p.m., Chehalis Eagles, 1993 S. Market Blvd. Chehalis, 360-748-7241

Acoustic Jam, 6-9 p.m., Oakview Grange, 2715 N. Pearl St., Centralia, 360-278-4399

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

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

 

Saturday, Aug. 17

Andrew Landers and Mainstreet Struggleville will rock the house at City Farm Chehalis starting at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale July 15 at brownpapertickets.com or at the door for $15. City Farm Chehalis is located at 456 N Market Blvd., Chehalis.

Comedian Margaret Cho will play the Lucky Eagle Casino with doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starting at 8 p.m. Cho is an Emmy and Grammy nominee and one of Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Stand-up Comics of All Time. Tickets start at $45 and can be purchased at the casino or by calling 800.720.1788.

Chris Guenther plays a tribute show to the music of Merle Haggard 7 p.m. at Harmony Lakeside RV Park on Mayfield Lake, located at 563 State Route 122, Silver Creek. No cover. Info: 360.983.3804.

Super Late Model Twin 50’s, Hobby Stocks, Legends and “TBA” 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 ages 6-10 and free for children 5 and younger. South Sound Speedway is located at 3730 183rd Avenue SW.

Pancakes and eggs or biscuits and gravy breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Cowlitz Prairie Grange at 5184 Jackson Highway in Toledo. The price is $5 per person and proceeds go to hall maintenance and scholarships. 

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

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

 

Organizations

Washington Old Time Fiddlers’ Association, jam session and business meeting, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Cooks Hill Community Church, 2400 Cooks Hill Road, Centralia, acoustic music only, 360-785-3139

Community meal, 1-3 p.m., Rotary Riverside Park, Centralia, free, sponsored by Jesus Name Pentecostal Church, Chehalis, 360-623-9438

Citizens Climate Lobby, Lewis County Chapter, 10 a.m., Washington Hall 115, Centralia College, 360-269-7483

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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