Thursday, Oct. 10

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

Gather Church’s food and clothing bank is open every Thursday at 5 p.m. with a free dinner at 6 p.m. at 408 West Main Street in Centralia. 

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


Public Agencies

Centralia Planning Commission, 6 p.m., council chambers, City Hall, 118 W. Maple St., Centralia, 360-330-7671

Lewis County Fire District 14/Randle Fire & EMS Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m., main station, 9978 U.S. Highway 12, Randle



Bucoda Rebekah Lodge 144, 7 p.m., Bucoda Odd Fellows Community Center, 101 E. Seventh St., second floor, Bucoda, 360-736-6717

United Women in Business, 5:30 p.m., Kit Carson banquet room, Chehalis, 360-388-5252

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

Lewis County Beekeepers Association, 7 p.m., Washington Hall, Room 103, Centralia College, 360-740-1212


Support Groups

“Up From Grief,” for those grieving the loss of a loved one, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Morton Community Methodist Church, Fourth and Main, Morton, 360-330-2640

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group (Chehalis Shakers), 1 p.m., Bethel Church, Kirkland Road, Chehalis, go to left and enter at rear of church, 360-520-4889

Support Group for Parents Who Have Lost a Child, 6:30-8 p.m., house next to the Centralia Church of the Nazarene parking lot, 360-880-0041

Better Breathers Club, coping with lung disease and providing a positive impact on your health, 2-3:30 p.m., Morton General Hospital conference room, Gaye Hamstreet, 360-496-3576

“Care, Share, Heel,” support group for victims of abuse, 5:30-7 p.m., 1511 S. Gold St., Centralia, 360-219-3941

NAMI Lewis County Connections, 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

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

Al-Anon Family Group, 7 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 10000 U.S. Highway 12 SW, Rochester, 360-736-1049

A grief recovery seminar and support group will meet at Mountain View Baptist Church on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m., starting August 29. The course will end on November 21, 2019. The church is located at 1201 W Belmont Ave in Centralia. For further information contact Dr, Bruce Brier at 360-827-217, or the Church at 360-736-1139.


Friday, Oct. 11

Bucoda Scary-Nights Haunted House: Oct. 11, 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.

Oregon Trail music and dancing, open mic with Sidekicks Band, 7 p.m., Cowlitz Prairie Grange, 5184 Jackson Hwy., Toledo, 360-864-2023

Pinochle tournament, 1 p.m., Twin Cities Senior Center

Karaoke, with Jimmy Abbott, 7:30 p.m., Chehalis Eagles, 1993 S. Market Blvd. Chehalis, 360-748-7241

Centralia Farmers Market, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Centralia Outlet Mall, next to Vanity Fair,


Public Agencies

Great Rivers BHO Governing Board, 10 a.m-noon, commissioners hearing room (second floor), Lewis County Courthouse, Chehalis, 360-796-5942



Skookumchuck I.O.O.F. Lodge 129, 7:30 p.m., Bucoda Odd Fellows Community Center, 101 E. Seventh St., second floor, Bucoda, 360-736-6717

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

A Girl & a Gun, 6:30 p.m., Centralia Rifle Club, 908 Johnson Road, Centralia, bring ammo, firearm, eye and ear protection,, 360-978-4338


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, 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 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.


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.


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.

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, 1-3 p.m., 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

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