Thursday, Aug. 8

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. 

Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce Forum, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at O’Blarneys at The Gibson House, 221 N. Tower Avenue. The event will include a debate featuring Chehalis City Council and Port of Centralia candidates in the November election. There is a $5 sitting fee, or $17 for lunch.

Public Agencies

Centralia Planning Commission, 6 p.m., council chambers, City Hall, 118 W. Maple St., Centralia, 360-330-7671

Lewis County Fire District 14/Randle Fire & EMS Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m., main station, 9978 U.S. Highway 12, Randle



Bucoda Rebekah Lodge 144, 7 p.m., Bucoda Odd Fellows Community Center, 101 E. Seventh St., second floor, Bucoda, 360-736-6717

United Women in Business, 5:30 p.m., Kit Carson banquet room, Chehalis, 360-388-5252

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

Lewis County Beekeepers Association, 7 p.m., Washington Hall, Room 103, Centralia College, 360-740-1212


Support Groups

“Up From Grief,” for those grieving the loss of a loved one, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Morton Community Methodist Church, Fourth and Main, Morton, 360-330-2640

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group (Chehalis Shakers), 1 p.m., Bethel Church, Kirkland Road, Chehalis, go to left and enter at rear of church, 360-520-4889

Support Group for Parents Who Have Lost a Child, 6:30-8 p.m., house next to the Centralia Church of the Nazarene parking lot, 360-880-0041

Better Breathers Club, coping with lung disease and providing a positive impact on your health, 2-3:30 p.m., Morton General Hospital conference room, Gaye Hamstreet, 360-496-3576

“Care, Share, Heel,” support group for victims of abuse, 5:30-7 p.m., 1511 S. Gold St., Centralia, 360-219-3941

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

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. 9

Oregon Trail music and dancing, open mic with Sidekicks Band, 7 p.m., Cowlitz Prairie Grange, 5184 Jackson Hwy., Toledo, 360-864-2023

Pinochle tournament, 1 p.m., Twin Cities Senior Center

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

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


Public Agencies

Great Rivers BHO Governing Board, 10 a.m-noon, commissioners hearing room (second floor), Lewis County Courthouse, Chehalis, 360-796-5942



Skookumchuck I.O.O.F. Lodge 129, 7:30 p.m., Bucoda Odd Fellows Community Center, 101 E. Seventh St., second floor, Bucoda, 360-736-6717

Lewis County Writers Guild, 5 p.m., Station Coffee Bar & Bistro, Centralia,

A Girl & a Gun, 6:30 p.m., Centralia Rifle Club, 908 Johnson Road, Centralia, bring ammo, firearm, eye and ear protection,, 360-978-4338


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,

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,

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


Saturday, Aug. 10

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

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

Dress for Success, Reliable Enterprises, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., New Life Thrift Store, 1757 N. National Ave., Chehalis, 360-736-9558, ext. 149

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

Open mic Gospel of song, testimony or instrument, 5 p.m., Ethel/Silvercreek Grange, 1624 U.S. Highway 12, Ethel, 360-791-7467

Borst Open House and topic discussion, 1:30-3:30 p.m., located in the back of Fort Borst Park, Centralia, guides will be available to answer questions, 360-748-4362

Monthly Pancake Breakfast, 7-10 a.m., Toledo Senior Center, 150 Coal St., Toledo, $5, open to all, 360-864-2112, proceeds go to Toledo Senior Center

Old eyeglass collection, Centralia Lions Club, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., corner of South Pearl Street and Centralia College Boulevard, Centralia, glasses go to Northwest Lions Eyeglass Recycle Center, 360-520-6802

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.

Centralia’s Historic Borst Home will be open to visitors from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for tours. An informational program will begin at 2 p.m. covering “The Harvest Kitchen.” The school bell will ring to let visitors know the program is beginning. 



Prairie Steppers Square and Round Dance Club, Plus 7-8 p.m., Mainstream 8-10:30 p.m.,  potluck at break, Oakview Grange, Centralia, 360-736-5172 or 360-273-4884

Gluten Intolerance Group of Lewis County, 10 a.m., Providence Centralia Hospital chapel conference room, 509-230-6394,,


Support Groups

Alzheimer’s caregiver support group, 10:30 a.m-noon, Centralia First United Methodist Church, 506 S. Washington Ave., Centralia, 360-628-4980


Sunday, Aug. 11

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

Dancing, Country Four and More, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Swede Hall, Rochester, 360-352-2135

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

Alder Street Baptist Church dedication ceremony and open house, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., 1010 Alder Street, Centralia. RSVP 360-807-0548. Barbecue hotdogs and cake are provided, bring a side dish to share.

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