Huntting's Pumpkin Patch

A sign leading to the corn maze at Huntting's Pumpkin Patch is on display Tuesday afternoon near Cinebar.

Saturday, Oct. 12

Model Railroad Club Sponsors Train Show

The Lewis County Model Railroad Club is sponsoring their Fall Model Train Show and Swap Oct. 12 and 13 at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds. 

This is an all scales show with items from Z scale to G scale plus Tinplate, Toy Trains, and collectibles. Multiple operating layouts will be on display and probably LEGO Trains.

More than 160 tables are available for sellers.

On Saturday only, admission to the Lewis County Historical Museum, home of the Lewis County Model Railroad Club layout, is free. 

At the fairgrounds, the 15-foot by 52-foot layout will be open and operating. Organizers recommend attendees go to the show first and then visit the museum before it closes at 4 p.m. The museum is located next to the train tracks in downtown Chehalis, 599 NW Front Way. The show is located at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds Blue Pavilion building. 2555 N. National Ave., Chehalis. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is still just $5 per person. Children 10 and under free. One half of the admissions go directly to the Lewis County Historical Museum. For more information, go to 360-985-7788.

Boo-coda Events

Bucoda Scary-Nights Haunted House: Oct. 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 30, 31 and Nov. 1, from 7 to 11p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, from 7 to 10 p.m. Halloween week. It will be located in the Bucoda Haunted Gym, 403 N. Nenant St., Bucoda. The cost is $12 for general admission and $20 for a VIP ticket.

Boo-coda Hearse Procession and Viewing will take place starting at 11:30 a.m. Staging will begin at 10 a.m. with staging. The procession, similar to a parade, will begin at 11:30 a.m.

The Boo-coda Vendor Fair will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12, 19 and 26.


1919 Centralia Tragedy Chronicled in Documentary Film at Chehalis Theater

A century ago, Northwest cities roiled with labor unrest, strikes, and gunfights, but no more so than in Lewis County when on Nov. 11, 1919, the Centralia Tragedy rocked the region and drew attention nationwide. That cauldron of radicalism and violence is chronicled in the documentary film “Labor Wars of the Northwest.” The screening scheduled for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  is the first of several events, sponsored by the Lewis County Historical Museum and the Thurston-Lewis-Mason Labor Council, commemorating the centennial from Nov. 11, 1919. Tickets, available for purchase at the door, are priced at $7 for the public, and free for students with identification. Following the film, Northwest historian David Jepsen, who wrote and edited “Labor Wars,” will lead a discussion and answer audience questions. “Labor Wars of the Northwest” examines labor conflict in the context of a decades-long struggle that began with the arrival of the railroads in the 1880s and permeated throughout the region. It shines new light on tragedies like the Centralia Tragedy and the Seattle General Strike. For information call the Lewis County Historical Museum at 360.748.0831.


The Violet Prairie Grange has scheduled a free presentation to teach gardeners how to get rid of pesky bugs and diseases using “smart soil nutrition.” The workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday Oct. 12 at Violet Prairie Grange, located at 17910 Violet Prairie Road-just off Old Highway 99. Gary Kline, a 40-year organic nurseryman, who represents Nutri-Culture Northwest at and BLOSSOM Consulting Services will lead the discussion.If you have any questions, call Jan at 360-273-9987 or

The Lewis County Master Gardeners will offer Gardening For Everyone from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Centralia College’s Washington Hall.  The doors open at 8:30 a.m.  Classes being offered this year include The best fruit and nut trees for Lewis County, presented by Michael Dolin of Burnt Ridge Nursery, art in the garden, spiders, growing and harvesting mushrooms, growing orchids, firewise gardening, controlling weeds and drought tolerant plants. All classes are free to the public. For more information, contact the Lewis County Master Gardeners at 360-740-1216.

Ghost Walk/Supernatural Historical Folly and Dark Market takes place at the Centralia Historic Railway Station. The Dark Market featuring bizarre, odd and unique items and runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., the Ghost Walk is noon to 10 p.m. Ghost hunter Ross will make an appearance. The station is located at 201 Railroad Ave. The event is hosted by the Centralia Downtown Festival Association. Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets.

Seedpod Farm hosts their Harvest Festival & Craft Fair. This family-oriented event will include pressing cider-tomatoes by the box, honey tasting, and other fun fall activities for kids. In addition to the various activities, local vendors and artisans will be selling preserves, soaps, textiles and other crafts. Live music by the Prairie Fire Band will be featured at the event. The festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The farm is located at 2330 Howard Ave., Centralia.

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

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

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, Oct. 13

The Autumn Music Fest at the Roxy Theater in Morton brings together soloists and ensembles from local churches for an inspirational musical program. This event starts at 4 p.m. at the Morton Roxy Theater in the heart of downtown. Admission is by donation.

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, Oct. 14

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

Centralia-Chehalis Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m., 10th. Church of the Nazarene Meeting room, 1119 W. First Street, Centralia. 


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,

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., Fiddlers Coffee, 1220 Mellen St., Centralia, upstairs at the big table.


Tuesday, Oct. 15

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,

Square Dance Lessons, Cougar Squares, 7-9 pm, Salkum Firehall in Salkum, first lesson free then by small donation, family friendly fun, all ages welcome, 360-736-8907 or 360-269-7519



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., location posted online at

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, 8 a.m., at Centralia College, TransAlta Commons Building, Rm 105C, 360-330-2072



Centralia Bridge Club, 6:30 p.m., Unity Church, 800 S. Pearl St., Centralia, 360-748-1753,

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

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


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

Amputee support group, 1:30 p.m. Prestige Post Acute and Rehabilitation Center, Centralia. Open to the public. No charge.

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