Funtime Fest

Kids play on a bounce house during the 2018 Funtime Festival in Napavine.

Thursday, July 18

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

Lewis County Community Conversations presents “Alone in the Wilderness” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church at 506 S. Washington Ave., Centralia. The program is sponsored by the Fire Mountain Chapter Fellowship of Reconciliation and Veterans For Peace Rachel Corrie Chapter 109. The event will focus on Dick Proenneke, who in 1968 decided to leave civilization and live in the wilderness of Alaska.

Chehalis Music in the Park continues with headliner Bryan White and opener The Randy Linder Band. The concerts start at 6:30 p.m. for the opening act, and 7:45 p.m. for the opener. Admission is free; bring a chair or blanket. No alcohol allowed, but there will be concessions and you can bring your own food and drink.

Chris Guenther plays Jeremy’s Farm to Table starting at 6:30 p.m. Jeremy’s is located at 576 W Main St, Chehalis. This is a no cover event and 21 and over show.

The Lewis-Mason-Thurston Area Agency on aging has scheduled a series of community forums — including two in Lewis County — to seek input on the development of a four-year “Area Plan.”

The agency includes representatives from the three member counties and plans programming and services for older adults, adults with disabilities and their caregivers. 

The second of two Lewis County forums is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 18 at the Packwood Senior Center at 12931 U.S. Highway 12 in Packwood. 



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, July 19

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,



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


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, July 20

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

The Cowlitz Prairie Grange will serve a pancakes and eggs or biscuits and gravy breakfast, featuring blueberry pancakes, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Cowlitz Prairie Grange at 5184 Jackson Highway in Toledo. Proceeds to go hall maintenance. Cost is $5 per person. 

Centralia’s Music in the Park is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at George Washington Park. The Dmitri Matheny Group, featuring Milo Petersen on guitar, Phil Sparks on bass, D’Vonne Lewis on drums and Dmitri Matheny on flugelhorn, will perform. 

Women Owning Woodlands Chainsaw Safety and Maintenance Workshop 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Stihl NW Facility at 251 N. Hamilton Road in Chehalis. Cost is $15 per household. The workshop is designed for women interested in learning about power tool maintenance. For more information and to register, go to

Women’s Self-Defense Class from Kim’s Taekwon Do, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chehalis Masonic Temple at 123 W. Main STreet in Chehalis. Wear sweatpants and a T-shirt. Classes are presented by eighth-degree Grand Master Cheryl French and sixth-degree Grand Master Nancy Hull. The class is free but donations are accepted for the Human Response Network. Pre-registration is encouraged. Call 360-273-2089 or 360-789-3802 to register.

The Napavine Funtime Festival runs all day. This is a community event to honor Princess Napawinah, the Native American princess Napavine was named for. The weekend includes lawnmower races, a car show and more highlight this festival that has brought people together in Napavine for years. Come gather for a community breakfast and take in the sights and sounds of the parade that winds down Napavine’s main street. More events are planned through the weekend. Come be a part of the festivities! Info:

The 3rd Annual Show Your Ride Carshow returns to Centralia. This free event includes food and drinks from local food trucks, a kids area of matchbox car racing, coloring contest, and face painting, and members of the BackFire Band are back to rock the afternoon. The event takes place 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cooks Hill Community Church, 2400 Cooks Hill Road.

Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel invites you to get caught up in American classic Southern rock featuring 38 Special. Doors open at 7 p.m., the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25. Info: 800.720.1788.

Rails to Ales returns to Mt. Rainier Railroad. Enjoy an afternoon of summer fun, craft beer, trains, food and entertainment. Trains depart at noon and again at 4:30 p.m. Space is limited, these popular train rides do sell out. Be sure to reserve tickets in advance. Tickets include the roundtrip train ride, beer tasting tickets, souvenir mugs, refreshments, and museum admission. This event is exclusively open to passengers 21 years of age or older. The Mt. Rainier Railroad Depot is located at 54124 Mountain Highway E, Elbe. Info: 888.STEAM.11.

Big Rigs, Late Models, Hobby Stocks and Legends 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 age 6-10 and free for children 5 and younger. South Sound Speedway is located at 3730 183rd Avenue SW.

Rochester’s Gate Community Club’s annual blueberry pancake breakfast is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 20 at the Historic Gate Schoolhouse at 16925 Moon Road SW in Rochester. 

The breakfast includes pancakes with blueberries from the River Blues Farm, eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee. The breakfast also includes a raffle. 

Tickets cost $6. Children under 4 and local firefighters eat for free. Raffle tickets cost $1 each or 6 for $5. More than 70 items will be raffled off, including tickets to theme parks and sporting events, firewood, gift certificates and more. 

Proceeds will benefit the upkeep of the Gate Schoolhouse. 

For more information, contact Michael and Kelli Langer at 360-273-8143.



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



Sunday, July 21

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

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

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