Equestrian Events

Josie Hamilton and her horse Jo compete in the keyhole event during equestrian activities at the Southwest Washington Fair.

Saturday, Aug. 17

The Southwest Washington Fair runs 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.

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



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.


Sunday, Aug. 18

Bingo, doors open 5 p.m., bingo starts 6:30 p.m., Forest Grange, 3397 Jackson Highway, Chehalis

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



Young Adult Biblio Babble Book Club, 1:30-3 p.m., Book ‘n’ Brush, 518 N. Market Blvd., Chehalis, 360-748-6221 or Booknbrush@gmail.com

A Girl & a Gun, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Centralia Rifle Club, 908 Johnson Road., Centralia, bring ammo, firearm, eye and ear protection, www.agirlandagun.org, 360-978-4338


Support Groups

GriefShare, a video seminar focusing on helping people who have lost a loved one, 12:30-2 p.m., Shoestring Valley Community Church, 104 Frase Road, Onalaska, 360-870-2782, http://svcchurch.com/griefshare/


Monday, Aug. 19

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


Public Agencies

Lewis County Commission, 10 a.m., BOCC board room, second floor, Lewis County Courthouse, agenda available at http://goo.gl/agwWM, 360-740-1120

Chehalis City Council, 5 p.m, City Hall council chamber, 350 N. Market Blvd., Chehalis, agendas available at http://ci.chehalis.wa.us/meetings, 360-345-1042

Lewis County Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board, 4 p.m., 156 NW Chehalis Ave., Chehalis, 360-740-7151

Lewis County Solid Waste Disposal District, 1:30 p.m., Lewis County Commissioners meeting room, Lewis County Courthouse, 360-740-1451



Centralia Bridge Club, noon, Unity Church, 800 S. Pearl St., Centralia, 360-748-1753, hraj@localaccess.com

Synergy Networking Group, 8:45 a.m., Chehalis Denny’s, all welcome


Support Groups

Grandparents as Parents, 6-8 p.m., 420 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia, 360-736-9391, ext. 298 or 1-877-813-2828

Support for mothers, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Bethel Church, for mothers with children pregnancy through 6 years old, sponsored by Chehalis MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), 360-520-3841 or 360-864-2168, email chehalismops@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/chehalismops

Support Groups

NAMI Lewis County Family Support Group, 5 p.m., Fiddlers Coffee, 1220 Mellen St., Centralia, upstairs at the big table.


Tuesday, Aug. 20

Health and Hope Medical Outreach, free medical clinic, 5:30-8 p.m., Northwest Pediatrics, 1911 Cooks Hill Road, Centralia, for those whose income is less than 200 percent of the poverty level, 360-623-1485

 Square dance lessons, Prairie Steppers, 7-9 p.m., Oakview Grange, 2715 N. Pearl St., Centralia, first lesson free, then $2.50 each, single and couples welcome, 360-748-6948 or 360-273-4884

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

Community Farmers Market, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Boistfort Street, Chehalis, chehalisfarmersmarket.com


Public Agencies

Centralia City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall, 118 W. Maple St., Centralia, 360-330-7670

Lewis County Planning Commission, 6 p.m., Lewis County Courthouse, 360-740-1146, http://goo.gl/1a1Zb

Lewis County PUD Commission, 10 a.m., PUD auditorium, 345 NW Pacific Ave., Chehalis, 360-748-9261 or 1-800-562-5612



Centralia Bridge Club, 6:30 p.m., Unity Church, 800 S. Pearl St., Centralia, 360-748-1753, hraj@localaccess.com

Two Town Tuners, 7 p.m., Lewis and Clark Hotel, 117 W. Magnolia St., Centralia, tuners.groupanizer.com

Mount St. Helens Patchwork Quilters, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Lewis County Historical Museum, 599 NW Front St., Chehalis, 360-880-5134

Toastmasters 1290, noon-1 p.m., Hanson Building board room, Centralia College, 360-820-2771

Salkum Community Quilters, 9 a.m.-noon, Salkum Fire Department, 2495 U.S. Highway 12, Salkum, 360-985-0813


Support Groups

Survivors of sexual assault/abuse, for people who speak Spanish, 5:30-7 p.m., 125 NW Chehalis Ave., Chehalis, sponsored by Human Response Network, 360-748-6601

Second Chance/Lewis County Brain Injury Support Group, 5 p.m., call 360-864-4341 or 360-983-3166 for meeting location

Al Anon, Fellowship in Unity, 6-7 p.m., Unity Center, 800 S. Pearl St., Centralia, 360-669-6352.

NAMI Lewis County Connection Recovery Support Group, 5:30-7 p.m., Twin Cities Senior Center, 2545 N. National Ave., Chehalis, 360-880-8070

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