Santa Parade

Girls dressed as the grinch dance along to music during the annual Santa Parade Saturday morning in downtown Chehalis.

Saturday, Dec. 7

Tenino Winterfest 2019, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tenino High School at 224 E. Sussex Avenue E., Tenino. The event features pictures with Santa and an elf, music, vendors, gift wrapping by Girl Scout Troop 41335 and raffles. The event is also a food drive benefiting the Tenino Food Bank Plus.

Ballet Theatre of Washington presents “The Nutcracker” 7 p.m. Dec. 6-7 and Dec. 13 and 2 p.m. Dec. 7 and Dec. 14. There will be a special abridged, narrated version for younger audiences offered at 6 p.m. Dec. 12. Located at the Historic Liberty Theatre, 413 North Tower, Centralia

Tickets cost $20 for adults, $15 for children and seniors. There are 100 tickets available to the Dec. 7 show available free to foster care families in Lewis or Thurston counties. Families must call and reserve their free tickets, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets can be purchased by calling (360) 623-9010 or going tobrownpapertickets.com.

Disney’s “Frozen Jr.,” 2 p.m., W.F. West High School. Tickets cost $8. “Frozen Jr.” contains songs only available in the musical theater production, and is performed by students under 18. 

“Christmas Carole: A Modern Scrooge, 7 p.m., Rochester High School, 19800 Carpenter RD. SW, Rochester Tickets cost $10 adults, $8 seniors and military, $5 students with ID

Blues performer Lisa Mann will perform for the “First Anniversary Christmas Blues Bash” starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Chehalis Theatre at 558 N. Market Boulevard. Doors open at 7 p.m. Mann will perform on bass and vocals with Jason Thomas on guitar and Willis Moss on drums. 

70th Annual Santa Parade, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in downtown Chehalis, in support of current military members and veterans.  The grand marshall will be “hometown heroes.”

Author Mickey Gunther will sign his book “Fritz and the Rat King” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Book ‘n’ Brush at 518 N. Market Boulevard.

CHICKmas, hosted by Country Chicks, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Southwest Washington Fairgrounds, 2555 N. National Avenue, Chehalis. Country Chicks and 55 vendors present their 12th annual holiday show. All things Christmas, upcycled, unique and handmade gifts and more will be available. Bring a non-perishable food item or a clean, warm blanket and get $1 off entry. Event takes place at the Blue Pavillion.

Sacajawea Guild of the Mary Bridge Brigade’s 44th annual Breakfast with Santa, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Moose Family Center, No. 1109, 1400 Grand Avenue, Centralia. All proceeds benefit Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. Breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, applesauce, fruit juice, coffee and hot chocolate. Suggested donations are $7 for adults, $4 for children 4 to12 and breakfast is free for kids 3 or under.

The Westminster Bell Choir will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Chehalis.

“Scrooge the Musical” by Leslie Bricusse, 7:30 p.m. at Centralia’s Evergreen Playhouse. Evergreenplayhouse.com. Tickets cost $12-$15. The holiday favorite follows the plot of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, in which the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption after being visited by the ghost of his former partner Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. Performances take place through Dec. 15. 

The Chehalis Theater presents “The Santa Clause,” 1 p.m. at the theater at 558 N. Market Boulevard. Tickets on eventbrite or at the door.

Highwater Hilarities with Tony Daniel at 8 p.m. at Flood Valley Brewing, 289 N.W. Chehalis Avenue. The December show features Tony Daniel, Mary Lou Gamba and Vanessa Dawn.

Club Mom Children’s Clothing Bank and Exchange, 9:30 a.m. to noon, 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

Cougar Squares, 7:30 p.m. the first Saturday of each month at the St. Francis parish hall in Toledo. 

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

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, Dec. 8

Veterans Memorial Museum World War II Veterans Dinner, 2 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Museum at 100 S.W. Veterans Way in Chehalis. Tickets cost $30 and are for sale at the museum. The event is limited to 125 seats. Call 360-740-8875.

The Westminster Bell Choir will perform a free concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Chehalis and 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at Harrison Square Presbyterian Church in Centralia. 

“Scrooge the Musical” by Leslie Bricusse, 2 p.m. at Centralia’s Evergreen Playhouse. Evergreenplayhouse.com. Tickets cost $12-$15. The holiday favorite follows the plot of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, in which the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption after being visited by the ghost of his former partner Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. Performances take place through Dec. 15. 

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

 

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, Dec. 9

Game Night, Fords Prairie Grange, 2640 Reynolds Ave., Centralia, potluck dinner 6 p.m., 360-918-1356

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

“I’ll Be Home for Christmas”  1:30 p.m. luncheon at the Church of the Nazarene Meeting Room, 1119 W. First Street, Centralia. Cost is $10.

 

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

Centralia Historic Preservation Commission, 5:30 p.m., City Hall, 118 W. Maple St., Centralia, 360-330-7695

Lewis County Board of Health, 1:30 p.m., BOCC Board Room, second floor, Lewis County Courthouse, agenda available at http://goo.gl/zKXB3, 360-740-1148

Centralia Parks Board, 5 p.m., Fort Borst Park Kitchen 2, 360-330-7662

Mossyrock Fire Department, fire commissioners, noon, main station, 137 E. Main St., Mossyrock, 360-983-3456

Grays Harbor Fire District 1, 7 p.m., Oakville Fire Hall, 360-273-6541

Lewis County Cemetery District 4, 6 p.m., Randle Fire Station annex, 360-494-4031

Napavine Planning Commission, 6 p.m., 407 Birch Ave. SW, Napavine, 360-262-3547, ext. 213

 

Organizations

Chehalis American Legion Post 22, general meeting, 4 p.m., 555 N. Market Blvd., Chehalis, 360-740-7889

Lewis County Community Network, 3-5 p.m, second floor conference room, Lewis County Public Health & Social Services Building, 360 NW North St., Chehalis, 206-719-3226

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

Centralia-Chehalis Emblem Club, 7 p.m., Elks Lodge, 1732 S. Gold St., Centralia, 360-736-5439

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

 

Support Groups

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

Lewis County Breast Cancer Support Group, 5:30 p.m., Providence Regional Cancer Clinic, 2015 Cooks Hill Road, 360-304-8472

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/chehalismop

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

 

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Cascade Mental Health Care has scheduled its sixth annual Legislative and Governmental Forum for 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 10 at Cascade’s location at 2428 West Reynolds Avenue in Centralia. The forum is open to the public.

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

 

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

Chehalis River Basin Flood Control Zone District board of supervisors meets at 1:30 p.m. in the Lewis County Commissioners hearing room on the second floor of the historic courthouse at 351 N.W. North Street, Chehalis. The purpose of the meeting is to adopt the 2020 budget and amend the 2019 budget. 

 

Organizations

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2200, 7 p.m., American Legion Hall, 111½ W. Main, Centralia, 360-736-6852

Rainy Daze Quilt Guild, 6:30 p.m., Twin Cities Senior Center, 2545 N. National Ave., Chehalis, social time beforehand at 6:15 p.m

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

Breastfeeding Coalition of Lewis County, noon-1:30 p.m., second floor, Lewis County Public Health & Social Services, 360 NW North St., Chehalis, 360-740-1234

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

Toastmasters’ Mighty 1290, noon-1p.m. Transalta Commons Room #129, Centralia College.  253-229-1173.

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, 5:30-7 p.m., 125 NW Chehalis Ave., Chehalis, sponsored by Human Response Network, 360-748-6601

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

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

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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