Swede Day

Vikings rip their outer wear as they hoist each other into the air last year in Rochester during Swede Day.

Saturday, June 15

Swede Day Coming to Rochester

On Saturday,  a pancake breakfast will be served from 7-10 a.m. by the American Legion. 

The Swede Day Parade gets underway at 11 a.m. Parade grand marshals will be Susanne Hawes and June Gelvin.

Also featured at Swede Day will be outdoor vendors, free games for children and pony rides for a small fee.

A traditional Swedish lunch will be served, with a small size $5 and a large size $8. It will include meatballs, potatoes, coleslaw, homemade bread and strawberry shortcake.

Hamburgers and hot dogs with chips will be available for $5.

Live music and entertainment will be provided in Swede Hall.


Winlock Egg Day Returns

Winlock will hold its annual community festival, Egg Day, Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15, in the south Lewis County town.

Saturday’s feature event, The Egg Day parade, will be at 11 a.m.

Registration for a Kid Dash (3-9 years old) and a 3-mile run (10 and up) will be at 8 a.m. A fee is $10 for the Kid Dash and $20 for others. The kids event is at 8:30 a.m. and the 3-mile run is at 9:30 a.m.

Other events include:

• Vendor & Craft Fair, Winlock Miller Elementary, 405 NW Benton Ave.

• Plant Sale, 607 NW Kerron Ave.

• Olequa Senior Center Egg Day Breakfast, 7-10 a.m., 119 SW Kerron Ave.

• Winlock Custom Car Show, downtown, Front Street

• Free egg salad sandwiches, after the parade, Winlock Miller Elementary cafeteria

• Lewis County Fire District 15 Open House and Safety Fair, after parade, 609 W. Kerron Ave.

• Jeff Evans Magic Show, 2 p.m.

• Street Dance, 9 p.m., The Club, 318 NE First St.

Airport to Host Leap the Levee Race

The Chehalis-Centralia Airport will be holding its fourth annual Leap the Levee race at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at the airport.

Prizes will go to the top three men and women.

Also, a children’s short course run will be held at 8:30 a.m.

Participants can sign up at Raceentry.com under Leap the Levee.

All proceeds will go toward the Discover! Children’s Museum.


WSU Lewis County Master Recycler Composter program volunteers will host an open house from 10 a.m. to noon At the Central Transfer Station at 1411 S. Tower Avenue in Centralia. Topics of discussion will include the differences between homemade compost bins and store-bought composters, worm compost bins, building a hugelkultur and using unwanted materials in a garden. For more information, call 360-740-1216 or email jason.adams@lewiscountywa.gov.

A pancakes and eggs or biscuits and gravy breakfast takes place from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Cowlitz Prairie Grange No. 737 at 5184 Jackson Highway in Toledo. Blueberry pancakes will be available. Proceeds go to hall maintenance and scholarships. The cost is $5 per person.

Spotted Horse Prize Ride, Appaloosa Club, Littlerock, all breeds, first riders out 9 a.m., last riders out 10 a.m., Evergreen Sportsmen’s Club, 12736 Marksman St. SW, Olympia, $25 fee includes parking, lunch, two raffle tickets, camping $15 for weekend, 360-580-7704 or 360-628-7747

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

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

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

The Washington Old Time Fiddlers will be having a free concert from  3 to 4 p.m. at the Salkum Timberland Library, 2480 U.S. Highway 12 in Salkum. Hear local musicians of all ages play many different types of old time and bluegrass tunes such as Reels, Jigs, Schottishes, waltzes and more. For more information call 360-791-5185

Dust off your dancing boots for a Barn Bash, featuring: Chris Guenther and The Honky Tonk Drifters, the Southwest Junior Livestock Committee beer garden, and Southwest Washington Fair Association food sales (pulled-pork sandwiches, potato salad, baked beans) and a silent auction. Advanced tickets are $10 and $15 at the barn door. Children under 12 are free. The event is 7-11 p.m. at the 4-H Barn, at Southwest Washington Fairgrounds. The Barn Bash is a fundraiser hosted by Southwest Washington Fair Association to raise funds for youth premiums at the fair.

The Evergreen Playhouse presents “Steel Magnolias” starting  7:30 p.m. The play runs through June 30. For more on specific dates and times, as well as ticket information, go to evergreenplayhouse.com or call 360.736.8628.

Super Late Model 100, Hobby Stocks, Baby Grands 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 age 6-10 and free for children 5 and younger. South Sound Speedway is located at 3730 183rd Avenue SW.



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, June 16

The Veterans Memorial Museum offers free admission for Father’s Day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is located at 100 SW Veterans Way, Chehalis. Info: 360.740.8875. The free day is sponsored by the Kuehner Family in memory of Commander Karl “Bud” Kuehner.

The Evergreen Playhouse presents “Steel Magnolias” starting at 2 p.m. The play runs through June 30. For more on specific dates and times, as well as ticket information, go to evergreenplayhouse.com or call 360.736.8628.

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


Monday, June 17

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


Public Agencies

Tenino/Bucoda Community Coalition, 6-7:30 p.m., Tenino Elementary School, 360-493-2230, ext. 13



Centralia Lions Club, 6:30 p.m., Denny’s Restaurant, Centralia, 360-736-8766

White Pass Historical Society, 6 p.m., old Packwood Elementary School, Packwood

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

Chehalis-Centralia Optimists, 6:30 p.m., Twin Cities Senior Center, 360-807-4733

Fords Prairie Grange, potluck dinner 6 p.m., meeting 7 p.m., 2640 W. Reynolds Ave., Centralia, 360-304-3419 

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


Support Groups

NAMI Lewis County Family Support Group, 5 p.m., The Station Coffee Bar, 201 S. Tower Ave., Centralia, 360-880-8070


Tuesday, June 18

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

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

 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 Interlocal Organization of Fire Districts 2, 15 and 7, 7 p.m., Fire District 15 (Winlock) main station, 360-864-2366

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

Pe Ell Town Council, 6 p.m., City Hall, 360-291-3543

Southwest Washington Fair Commission, 6 p.m., Southwest Washington Fair office, 2555 N. National Ave., Chehalis

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

Twin Transit board meeting, 9 a.m., Twin Transit Administration Building, 212 E. Locust St., Centralia, 360-330-2072



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

Adna Grange, 7 p.m., 123 Dieckman Road, Adna, 360-748-6068

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

Lewis County NAMI, business meeting, 6 p.m., Vernetta Smith Chehalis Timberland Library

Chehalis-Centralia Optimists, 6:30 p.m., Twin Cities Senior Center, 360-807-4733

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

The Lewis County Genealogical Society meets at 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 2190 Jackson Highway in Chehalis. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Janet O’Conor Camarata will present “Onsite Research Far or Near? Planning for Success.”


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, 360-237-4082, 360-269-2531

Pre-diabetes/Diabetes Support Group, 10 a.m., Morton General Hospital, provided by Diane Hurley, 360-496-3591

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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