Mariana Sanchez, of Tacoma, makes her way down the Willapa Trail during the annual Ride The Willapa event in 2018 near Pe Ell.

Thursday, Sept. 5

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. 

Public Agencies

Centralia Historic Preservation Commission, 5:30 p.m., council chambers, City Hall, 118 W. Maple St., Centralia



AAUW hosts “Locked in a Web: Settler, Soldier, Palestinian Schoolchild” with speaker Carol Mason. Mason is an ordained clergy in the Church of the Brethren and recently served three months in hebron with the Christian Peacemakers Team as an emergency volunteer. The event is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. at the Gathering Place at Stillwaters Estates.

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

Centralia Chehalis Vintage Auto Club, 7:30 p.m., Ramblin Jack’s Ribeye Restaurant, Napavine I-5 exit, 360-748-7390

Lewis County Voiture 83 of the 40 & 8, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. meeting, Chehalis Eagles, 1993 S. Market Blvd., Chehalis, 360-266-7055

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.


Support Groups

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

Mind, Body, Spirit: Self-Care Group, 10 a.m., Mossyrock Outreach Center, provided by Diane Hurley, 360-496-3591

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


Friday, Sept. 6

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,

Pete Holmes, star of HBO’s Crashing and Special Pete Holmes: Dirty Clean, comes to the Lucky Eagle Casino. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $45. Info: 800-720-1788.


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,

Diabetic Support Group, 10:30-11:30 a.m., The Gathering Place, Stillwaters Estates, 2800 Cooks Hill Road, Centralia, 360-748-3177 or 360-736-9679

Friday Night Live, Narcotics Anonymous, 7-9 p.m., Dayspring Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 2088 Jackson Highway, Chehalis, 360-508-6495


Saturday, Sept. 7

Bike to Brews Benefit for Lewis County children will bike through the historic westside neighborhood of Chehalis, starting at 9 a.m. at McFiler’s (and ending there) located at 543 NW Pacific Ave. All funds to benefit uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital. This isa  21-plus avent. Cost is $40 and includes a shirt, spirits and scenery. To register:

The Southwest Washington Writers Conference, presented by the Lewis County Writers Guild, benefits the Centralia College Foundation. The 6th Annual Writers Conference starts at 7:45 a.m. and will be held at the Walton Science Center of Centralia College. This year’s conference will feature New York Times bestselling author Hallie Ephron. Registration for the conference is already open. Registration is limited to the first 100 respondents. Info and to register:

Bump to Pass, Boat Races, Late Models, Tuners and Mini Stocks 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 ages 6-10 and free for children 5 and younger. South Sound Speedway is located at 3730 183rd Avenue SW.

Run For Shelter 2019 Obstacle Course Run in Cinebar is a charity fundraiser for the Severe Weather Shelter for the Homeless in the Twin Cities. The event takes place at the Huntting’s Pumpkin Patch and Haunted Forest located at 600 Cinebar Road. Check in is at 8 a.m., the run starts at 9 a.m.

Greenscaping: Pesticide Alternatives, presented by Lewis County’s Washington State University Extension, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Floral Street and South Tower Avenue, before the entrance to the Lewis County Central Transfer Station in Centralia. Learn how goats, chickens and other alternatives can help control weeds and insect pests in your garden or landscape instead of pesticides. Goats from Telegraph Farms will be clearing a section of the future demonstration site of the WSU Lewis County Master Recycler Composter and Master Gardener programs as a demonstration for visitors. The event will also include informational booths on  noxious weeds, non-toxic landscaping and cleaning tips, proper solid waste disposal and recycling. Door prizes include a compost bin and a book on gardening without chemicals. 

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

Dance, Country Four and More, 7 p.m., South Union Grange, 10030 Tilley Road, near exit 99 off I-5, 360-352-2135

Pancake breakfast, 7:30-10 a.m., Twin Cities Senior Center, $5, 206-948-2979

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

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

Chehalis’ St. Timothy Episcopal Church is hosting a blood drive and bake sale scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7.

Sign up at or call 1-800-398-7888 (reference sponsor code:  4536).  Every donor will receive a free slice of pie courtesy of the church. St. Timothy Episcopal Church is located at 1826 SW Snively Avenue in Chehalis. 


Sunday, Sept. 8

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, Sept. 9

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

Sweet Splendor, an Eddie Bauer Fall Fashion Review from Centralia Factory Outlets, is scheduled for noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene meeting room at 1119 W. First Street in Centralia. Cost is $10. The event is organized by the Centralia Chehalis Christian Women’s Connection. The event also includes speaker Gloria Law from Sechelt, British Columbia. To reserve a spot, call 360-269-2449 or 360-748-4722 or email



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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