Garlic Fest

Lucas Howe, running The Root Cellar stand, sells garlic bulbs during the Chehalis Garlic Fest Saturday afternoon at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds.

Saturday, Aug. 24

Reggae at Riffe features the bands Sol Seed, Stay Grounded, Big Blue Van, One Dollar check, Balance Trick, Green Room, Rebel-Lion, Show Love, The Highlife Band and North Shore Band. The event takes place at Riffe Lake Campground located at 241 Osborne Road, Mossyrock. Info: riffelakecampground.com.

The Washington State Garlic Fest features all things garlic, including garlic beer, garlic smoked brisket, garlic gorgonzola fries, garlic butter and more. Several bands will grace the stages at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds to entertain the throngs of garlic lovers at the unique festival. Local chefs will also demo how to cook succulent recipes with garlic, and vendors will arrive by the dozen to offer more food than you could possibly choose from. The Boys and Girls Club of Chehalis is proud to be a part of The Washington State Garlic Festival this year. There will be craft projects, an inflatable ball toss, a putting green and other activities. Come see the live entertainment, check out the craft vendors, and try all of the Garlicious food. Info: wastategarlicfest.com

Hub City Car Show will cruise into historic downtown Centralia from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Salkum’s Brown Shack Tavern hosts the second “Blessings from Ben” fundraiser with music starting at 5 p.m. Wristbands for food and music cost $20 and all proceeds go to the family of Benjamin Eastman, III, killed last summer in Randle. The event includes a seafood boil and burger bar. The event takes place at 155 Salkum Road off U.S. Highway 12.

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

Family Fun Night, 4-7 p.m., New Beginnings Community Church, 181 Fuller Road, Salkum, free dinner, movies, crafts and games, 253-431-5532

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

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

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

Potato Bake, 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., Adna Grange 417, 123 Dieckman Road, Adna, $7 per person

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

 

Sunday, Aug. 25

The Washington State Garlic Fest features all things garlic, including garlic beer, garlic smoked brisket, garlic gorgonzola fries, garlic butter and more. Several bands will grace the stages at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds to entertain the throngs of garlic lovers at the unique festival. Local chefs will also demo how to cook succulent recipes with garlic, and vendors will arrive by the dozen to offer more food than you could possibly choose from. The Boys and Girls Club of Chehalis is proud to be a part of The Washington State Garlic Festival this year. There will be craft projects, an inflatable ball toss, a putting green and other activities. Come see the live entertainment, check out the craft vendors, and try all of the Garlicious food. Info: wastategarlicfest.com

Washington State Parks offers a fee free day to celebrate the 103rd birthday of the National Park Service. A Discover Pass is not required to visit state parks throughout Washington, as the agency celebrates the National Park Service’s 103rd birthday. Info: discoverpass.wa.gov.

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

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

End of summer party, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Centralia Community Church at 3320 Borst Avenue. The event includes food and games starting at 5 p.m. and a movie at 6:30 p.m. 

Music in the Park fundraiser for Rylee and Jessie, Toledo teens who have recently both undergone brain surgery. The event features Kaitee Carney, Mason Gaul and Tyler Crawford and takes place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 611 Cedar Street in Toledo. Donations are accepted with 100 percent of profits going to the girls’ families. 

 

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. 26

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

 

Organizations

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

 

Support Groups

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

 

Tuesday, Aug. 27

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

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

 

Organizations

Pool tournament, 1 p.m., Twin Cities Senior Center, 360-748-0061

Music, 11 a.m., Twin Cities Senior Center, 360-748-0061

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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