Community Calendar: Business After Hours; Earth Day Work Party; Fishing Derby


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Business After Hours

April 21 at 1437 S. Gold St., Centralia; 5 p.m.

Enjoy a night of networking, food, beverages, fun and prizes with the Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce, hosted by Sticklin Funeral Chapel.


Earth Day Work Party

April 22 at Chehalis Discovery Trail, 1545 Goodrich Rd, Centralia; 9 a.m. to noon

The Chehalis River Basin Land Trust will hold an Earth Day Work Party. Folks will be working to clean up and restore sections of the trail and vegetation that were damaged by last winter's flood events. Bring sturdy work gloves and footwear.  Some garden tools and gloves will be available.

To pre-register, email or call 360-807-0764.

Fishing Derby

April 23 at Fort Borst Park; 9 a.m. to noon

Anyone is welcome to come participate in a fishing derby put on by the Lions Club. There will be drawings for prizes in three age groups, and hot dogs will be available to eat. Everything at the event, including food, will be free.


Girls Night Out

April 23, Downtown Centralia; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

It's time to shop, dine and play in downtown Centralia for a Girls Night Out. Stop by The Station Coffee Bar and Bistro at 120B S. Tower, during the event’s timeframe for a guide to specials and prizes. A bag to fill with goodies along the way will also be provided. Cost is $5, with a portion going to Hope Alliance.

Enjoy complimentary limousine service during the event. For information, go to or call 360-736-4333.

Lewis County Stream Team Earth Day Event

April 23 at the Borst Home Museum, 2030 Borst Ave., Centralia; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Learn about invasive weeds and the importance of riparian trees from guest speakers. Take part in removing invasive Italian arum and replanting native species. Snacks, shovels and work gloves will be provided. Wear long sleeves and work boots. Connect with your community and give back to the environment for Earth Day. Families are welcome.

For more information call 360-996-4560 or email


Experience Chehalis Earth Day Clean-up

April 23, Lewis County Historical Museum, 599 NW Front St., Chehalis; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Experience Chehalis is holding an Earth Day Community Clean-up event and entrants can participate for as little of as long as they would like. Check in at the Lewis County Historical museum and sign up for one of the clean-up activities. Raffle tickets will be exchanged for full track bags full of litter. Call 360-345-1738 to register by April 14 and receive a free Experience Chehalis Earth Day t-shirt.


Potato Bake

April 23 at the Adna Grange, 123 Dieckman Road, Chehalis; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Lunch costs $7 and will include a potato, toppings, a beverage, salad and dessert.


Riverside Fire Authority Meeting

April 27 at Station 2 headquarters, 1818 Harrison Ave., Centralia; 5 p.m.

These meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.


Spring Youth Fair

April 29, 30 and May 1 at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds

Parking and admission are free on Friday, April 29 and throughout the fair for kids ages 5 and below. Saturday/Sunday parking costs $5 and admission is $5 per day for anyone age 13 or older, $4 per day for ages 6 through 12. Entries are open on April 26 from 4 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit


Gate Community Club Plant Sale

April 30 at the Historic Gate City Schoolhouse, 16925 Moon Road SW, Rochester; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Proceeds from the plant sale will be used for improvements of the historic schoolhouse.


Spring Fling

April 30, Logan Hill Grange, 105 Hewitt Road, Chehalis; 1 to 5 p.m.

Clap your hands, stomp those feet, dance to that fine blue grass of the Dills Family Band. There will be music, hot dogs, potato chips, home-baked beans, cookies, and beverages for $10 per person. No charge for children 12 and under. Call 253-302-1955 or email for more information.



April 30 and May 1 online

Lewis County AAUW is in its sixth year of providing original short films directed by and about women. For a donation of $10, films can be accessed online during a 48-hour period beginning 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 30. Proceeds support Hope Alliance and scholarships for Lewis County Women. Buy tickets online at