Community Calendar: Burger and Brew Night Fundraiser; Lego Club; Free Tax Service; Chamber Forum


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Burger and Brew Night Fundraiser

March 4 at Bub’s Pub, 1326 Harrison Ave., Centralia; 4 to 6 p.m.

This event is to raise money for the Centralia High School senior prom and graduation. There will be a $20 burger basket with fries and a beer with $10 going to the fundraiser. 


Learn Run Serve

March 4 in Centralia; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This is a free training for first-time candidates running for local office. Attendees can learn about building a platform, what to run for, how to file, voter outreach, campaign finance and more. Guest speakers include former Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman, Lewis County Auditor Larry Grove, former member of the White Pass Board Joe Fenbert, former state Rep. Richard DeBolt, Chad and Coralee Taylor of the Silver Agency and Brittany Voie of Voie Hype. The event will be hosted by Centralia Mayor Kelly Smith Johnston and Port of Centralia Commissioner Julie Shaffley. To register, email 


Lego Club

March 4 at the Vernetta Smith Chehalis Timberland Library, 400 N. Market Blvd., Chehalis; 2 p.m.

There will be legos to play with. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 


Fellowship in Unity Al-Anon Family Group Meeting

March 7 at Unity Church, 800 S. Pearl St., Centralia; 6 p.m.

This is a 12-Step Program for families and friends of alcoholics. 


Free Tax Service

March 8 at the Mossyrock Grange Hall, 152 Isbell Road, Mossyrock; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This event offers free volunteer income tax assistance for seniors and those with low incomes. 


Lewis County Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

March 9 at the Church of the Nazarene, 1119 W. First St., Centralia

This group is for community, conversation and to review developments in therapies for Parkinson’s. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Stuart Bailey at 360-280-9194.


Chamber Forum

March 9 at O’Blarney’s at the Gibson House, 221 N. Tower Ave., Centralia; 11:30 a.m.

There will be a presentation on Women in Business from the Economic Alliance of Lewis County. There will be a sneak peek for the Women in Business Seminar the following week. The doors open at 11:30 a.m. with the forum beginning at noon. Admission is open to the general public with a $5 beverage and sitting fee. The buffet lunch is $17. Those who want lunch should arrive early. 


Deep Brain Stimulation For Parkinson’s Event

March 9 at the Church of the Nazarene, 1119 W. 1st St., Centralia; 1 to 2:30 p.m.

This event is a joint effort by the Chehalis Parkinson’s Support Group and Boston Scientific. The event is in-person and potential attendees can register at Specialists will answer questions about Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease. 


Free Choir Performance

March 9 at the Corbet Theater, 600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia; 7 p.m.

The Centralia College and Continuing Education Choir will present their winter concert, directed by Cheryl Gorton. The event will feature the W.F. West choir, directed by Angela Gilbert and performing several selections. There will also be several small ensembles performing their songs from the most recent area solo/ensemble competition. The concert is free.


Dodgeball Tournament 

March 10 at NW Sports Hub, 701 Allen Ave., Centralia;  6 p.m.

This fundraiser is to help raise money to help fund free events for Lewis County children and families, provide scholarships, and support youth programs. Five players per team with a $500 entry fee. Sign up at 


Free Tax Service

March 11 at the Mossyrock Grange Hall, 152 Isbell Road, Mossyrock; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This event offers free volunteer income tax assistance for seniors and those with low incomes. 


Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser

March 11 at Dick’s Brewery, 3516 Galvin Road, Centralia; 11:30 a.m.

Entry is $25 and there will be a random drawing to determine teams. Top three teams will receive prizes. There will be five rounds of cornhole and a silent auction. 


Pet Treat Tasting

March 11 at the Tractor Supply Company, 1050 NW Maryland Ave., Chehalis; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This event will give pets the chance to sample a variety of pet treats available at the Tractor Supply Company. Attendees will also have the chance to have their pets vaccinated. Teh veterinarian will be available from 1:30 to 3 p.m.


Ladies Night by Gemini Events

March 11 at Vintage Grand Room, 545 N. Market Blvd., Chehalis; 3 to 8 p.m.

Those 21 and over can come get a drink from the champagne bar at the Vintage Grand Room during which there will be a shopping experience featuring over 20 vendors. Once finished, participants can grab a map listing participating businesses offering special deals and explore the businesses of Downtown Chehalis. The event is free but drinks must be purchased. Proceeds from the bar will be donated to the United Way of Lewis County and Experience Chehalis.


Tenino Young-at-Heart Theatre Benefit Concert

March 11 at the Evergreen Playhouse, 226 W. Center St., Centralia; 6:30 p.m.

Tenino Young-at-Heart Theatre will host a benefit concert featuring Irish musical group Rattlin’ Bog on Saturday, March 11. The group consists of May Louis Milnes and Bob, Eileen, Isaac and Theresa McKenzieSullivan. The proceeds will go to the theater’s building fund. There will be raffle baskets, drinks, tasty snacks and pass the hat. 


Free Tax Service

March 12 at the Mossyrock Grange Hall, 152 Isbell Road, Mossyrock; noon to 6 p.m.

This event offers free volunteer income tax assistance for seniors and those with low incomes. 


Free Tax Service

March 13 at the Mossyrock Grange Hall, 152 Isbell Road, Mossyrock; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This event offers free volunteer income tax assistance for seniors and those with low incomes. 


Luncheon and Fellowship for Women

March 13 at the Church of the Nazarene, 1119 W. First St., Centralia; noon to 1:30 p.m.

This event is for women of all ages. There will be two presentations. Attendees are encouraged to invite a friend and make early reservations by calling Kay at 360-269-2449 or Val at 360-748-4722 or by emailing 


Pacific Northwest Chamber Orchestra Free Concert

March 13 at the Corbet Theater, 600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia; 7 p.m.

The Pacific Northwest Chamber Orchestra will present a concert entitled “The Planets of Outer Space” on Monday, March 13 at 7 p.m. The concert will be at Centralia College’s Corbet Hall. 

Dr. Joshua Friedlander will conduct the 55 member orchestra during the performance. The orchestra will perform a variety of pieces, including selections from “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Apollo 13,” “Star Trek” and Holst’s “The Planets.” This is a free concert. Masks are recommended but not required.


Winlock Cemetery District Public Meeting

March 14 at 407 Cowlitz Road, Winlock; 7 p.m.

The public is invited to this meeting. Meetings take place on the second Tuesday of each month. 


Women in Business Seminar 

March 15 at The Vintage-Washington Hotel, 545 N. Market Blvd., Chehalis; 1 to 3 p.m.

The keynote speaker at this Economic Alliance of Lewis County-sponsored event will be former Washington state Governor Christine Gregoire. The panel of local speakers will include Coralee Taylor of The Chronicle and the Silver Agency, Amanda Singleton of Rainier Connect, Suzie Swope of Gurl GOne Green Professional Blogger and Samantha Magnuson of LC Coffee and Nomad Outfitters. The cost of attendance is $10 and attendees can pre-register by calling 360-748-0114. 


Internet Safety Community Forum

March 15 at the Centralia College Transalta Commons, 600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia; 6 p.m.

This is a free workshop for parents and guardians. There will be a presentation by childhood advocate and education consultant Katey McPherson. A Q&A session will follow the workshop. The event will cover what parents should know about the impacts of screen time on developing brains, peer relationships and social-emotional development. The event will have a specific focus on youth mental health and digital safety. 


Noxious Weed Identification Class

March 17 at the Onalaska Fire Department, 1733 Main Ave., Onalaska; 5 to 7 p.m.

There will be a class on how to identify noxious apiaceae weeds. It will cover the topic of identifying giant hogweed vs native cow parsnip, poison hemlock vs water hemlock, and wild carrot and chervils so that attendees can address them appropriately. Those who attend can earn two pesticide credits for free. Attendees are encouraged to preregister as space is limited. 

The meeting will also be available on Zoom at The meeting ID is 849 2649 7119. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Danika Davis at


Run Amok Irish Running Club 5K Dash

March 18 at Dick’s Brewery, 3516 Galvin Road, Centralia; 9 a.m.

Check-in begins at 9 a.m. and the race begins at 10. The cost is $30 for a long sleeve shirt and $15 for no shirt. Children 10 and under are free, though shirts can be purchased. The fee for the day of entry is $20 with no shirt. Register online at 


Spring Open House at the Memorial Park

March 18 at Mill and Mills Funeral Home, 5725 Littlerock Road SW, Tumwater; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Attendees can meet the staff, tour the memorial park and funeral home. There will be refreshments. 


Lewis County AAUW Used Book Sale

March, 23, 24 and 25 at the Moose Lodge, 1400 Grand Ave., Centralia; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Book prices will drop every day with the best selection of books on March 23. On March 25 books will be $5 per bag all day. The proceeds are used to fund college scholarships and other educational opportunities for women. 


Family Resource Fair

March 25 at the Morton Elementary School Gym, 400 W. Main Ave., Morton; 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

There will be information on infant and child CPR, booths, free raffle drawings, games, a photography session, free books and a fire truck. Free diapers can be reserved for pick up at the event by parents who are expecting or have a baby up to 18 months old by calling 360-496-3749 by March 17. There will be parenting health tips from Jason Whitney, ARNP, FNP-C and Dr. Travis Podbilski. 


Stationary Dinner Train

March 25 at the Chehalis Centralia Railroad and Museum, 1101 SW Sylvenus St., Chehalis; 5 p.m.

Attendees will be able to have a three-course dinner with musical entertainment aboard renovated 1920s dining cars and can choose between roasted chicken with potatoes or Fettuccine Alfredo. Tickets are $66 and are available at Attendance is limited to 48 guests.