Veterans Day Parade

A family holds up a vintage photo of a WW1 soldier in honor of 100 years since the end of the war in downtown Chehalis.

Saturday, Nov. 9

Centralia Massacre 100th Anniversary Events: 

10 a.m. until 2 p.m. — Lewis County Historical Museum open, featuring display on Centralia Massacre

10 a.m. until 4 p.m. — A historical display will also be open to the public from Nov. 9 to 11 at 622 North Tower Ave. in Centralia. The display will feature the history of the American Expeditionary Force during World War I.

1 p.m. — Wesley Everest Peace March/Political Art Display, starting in George Washington Park.


The WSU Lewis County Master Recycler Composter volunteers have scheduled two leaf exchange events this month to allow people who don’t want their fall leaves to pass them on to someone who does. The events will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 9 and 23 at the Lewis County Central Solid Waste Transfer Station at 1411 S. Tower Avenue. 

The Raise for Rowyn Benefit Barrel Race is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m Nov. 9 at Stewart’s Arena & Stables at 11109 Vail Road SE in Yelm. Classes include peewee, open, youth, senior and medals. Funds will help Raise for Rowyn help families who have lost a child. 

The Chehalis Tribal Loan Program’s annual fundraiser is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Lucky Eagle Casino in Rochester. Individual tickets cost $75. A table of eight costs $600. The event includes a feast of traditional foods, a dessert dash, a silent auction and raise the paddle and a keynote address from musician and storyteller Swil Kanim. 

Honoring Veterans with Pie & Ice Cream Social and music by the Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association.  4pm to 6pm in the Kitchen Hall of the Adna Grange.  The Grange is located at 123 Dieckman Road, Chehalis, WA (in Adna).  

Comedy Night, 8 p.m. Riverside Golf Club at 1451 NW Airport Way, Chehalis. Tickets are available on Brown paper Tickets

The CD Woodbury Trio Performs 9 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 at the Main Street Bar at Lucky EAgle Casino. The band performs blues and Americana music. Must be 21 or older. Seating is first come, first served. 

Morton’s Roxy Theater presents “Command Performance — USO Show,” a 1940’s-style variety show with skits, singers, laughs and the Sound of Swing Big Band. The performance takes place at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at The Roxy Theater at 233 West Main Ave. in Morton. Tickets cost $15 for general audience, $10 for veterans and $7 for students and children. For more information, call 360-496-0541 or email Tickets are available online at

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

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



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, Nov. 10

Centralia Massacre 100th Anniversary Events

1 to 4 p.m. — A historical display will also be open to the public from Nov. 9 to 11 at 622 North Tower Ave. in Centralia. The display will feature the history of the American Expeditionary Force during World War I.

11 a.m. Author Tom Copeland, who wrote ‘The Centralia Tragedy of 1919; Elmer Smith and the Wobblies, will speak at the Centralia Train Depot.

2 p.m. IWW executive board member David Tuck will speak at the Centralia Train Depot. 

7 p.m., — musical performances by Lina Allen, Jess Grant, and Ryan Harvey at the Centralia Train Depot. 


Veterans Day Parade, begins at 3 p.m. in downtown Chehalis. Military entries will be placed at the front of the parade. The parade route is along Market Boulevard between Main and Division Streets and down Pacific Avenue between Front Street and Park Street.

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,


Monday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day

Veterans Day Recognition/Ceremony, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. with a lunch at noon at Village Concepts, Woodland Village of Chehalis at 2100 SW Woodland Circle, Chehalis. Cost is free for veterans, $10 for non-military. Menu includes country-fried steak with gravy, chicken in a lemon garlic sauce and a dessert.

Washington State Parks do not require a Discover Pass on Veterans Day, one of the organization’s fee free days. For more information, go to

10:30 a.m — American Legion will gather to honor veterans and the signing of the Armistice to end World War I on Nov. 11, Veterans Day. That assembly will take place at George Washington Park in Centralia.The Centralia High School band will be on hand for a performance.


Centralia Massacre 100th Anniversary Events

10 a.m. until 4 p.m.— Lewis County Historical Museum open, featuring display on Centralia Massacre. The exhibit will be up until Nov. 16.

10 a.m. until 4 p.m. — A historical display will also be open to the public from Nov. 9 to 11 at 622 North Tower Ave. in Centralia. The display will feature the history of the American Expeditionary Force during World War I.

12:30 p.m. — Larry Brown, president of the Washington State Labor Council will speak either at 622 North Tower Ave. in Centralia or just down the street in front of the old IWW hall, depending on the weather.

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. — Meet and Greet with IWW members at Centralia Train Depot.

3 p.m. to 5 p.m. — Official introduction to “Wobbly Organizing” at the Centralia Train Depot 


Trivia Night with host Jimmy Haight at 6 p.m. at McFilers, 543 NW Pacific Avenue, Chehalis. McFilers hosts trivia at 6 p.m. every Monday. The event includes 50 general trivia questions. Teams of 6 or less are welcome. Winning teams get a $25 McFilers gift certificate. All ages until 11 p.m.

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


Public Agencies

Lewis County Commission, 10 a.m., BOCC board room, second floor, Lewis County Courthouse, agenda available at, 360-740-1120

Chehalis City Council, 5 p.m, City Hall council chamber, 350 N. Market Blvd., Chehalis, agendas available at, 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, 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



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,

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 or visit

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

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