Community Calendar: Fall Community Garage Sale; Concert in Chehalis; Train Show and Swap Meet


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Concert in Chehalis

Oct. 8 at McFilers, 543 NW Pacific Ave., Chehalis; 8 p.m.

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Joesph Hunter Duncan will play with local support from The Driftwood Walkers. There is a $5 cover. All ages allowed. For more information on Duncan, visit


‘Gardening for Everyone’ Classes

Oct. 9 at Centralia Christian School, 1315 S. Tower Ave., Centralia; 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Free gardening classes will be taught by the WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners including backyard composting, native plant gardening, pruning and much more. No pre-registration required. For more information, call 360-740-1216 or email


Train Show and Swap Meet

Oct. 9 and 10 at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Lewis County Model Railroad Club’s show and swap meet will host over 160 tables of vendors representing all scales and interests of model railroading, according to the club’s Facebook. For more information, email


Women’s Luncheon

Oct. 11 at the Church of the Nazarene meeting room, 1119 W. First St., Centralia; 12 to 1:30 p.m.

Have lunch, listen to an inspirational speech and see a fashion show for $15. Make a reservation by calling Kay at 360-269-2449 or Val at 360-748-4722. Program sponsored by Centralia-Chehalis Christian Women’s Connection.

Lewis County Cemetery District #1 Monthly Meeting

Oct. 13 at the cemetery office, 407 Cowlitz Road, Winlock; 7 p.m.

These meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month.


Monthly Business Forum

Oct. 14 at O’Blarney’s Irish Pub, 221 N. Tower Ave., Centralia; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Attendance costs $5, lunch for $17. State Rep. Peter Abbarno and State Farm agent Chris Forespring will be providing an informative presentation on the new long-term care tax coming in 2022.


Fall Community Garage Sale

Oct. 16 at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds; 8 a.m. for $5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $3

Up to 300 vendor booths all indoors or under cover. This is the first sale at the fairgrounds since fall 2019 and is highly anticipated. Vendor spaces are approximately 10 by 10 feet and are still available for $45 each. For more information, call the fair office at 360-740-2655.


Harvest Market

Oct. 16 at the Jester Auto Museum, 321 Hamilton Road, Chehalis; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Free to the public. Over 55 local vendors will sell jewelry, handmade soaps, candles, food and more. Contact for vendor inquiries.


Pyrex Swap Meet

Oct. 16 at the Adna Grange Hall, 123 Dieckman Road, Chehalis; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sell or buy used Pyrex of all sorts. There is no entry fee for swap meet buyers, sellers pay $9 for a table.


Pumpkin Train Rides

Oct. 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 1101 SW Sylvenus Street; 12 and 1:30 p.m.

Pumpkin train rides cost $16 per person, ages 2 and under ride free. Warm costumes encouraged, masks required. Ages 15 and under receive a pumpkin and can participate in a costume contest. Indoor and outdoor seating available. To reserve tickets in advance, visit


Oktoberfest Celebration

Oct. 16 at the Logan Hill Grange Hall, 105 Hewitt Road, Chehalis; 1 p.m.

In celebration of the Logan Hill Grange’s thousandth meeting, bratwurst and sauerkraut, baked beans, soft pretzels, apple strudel and cider will be served. Live music will be played by the Dills Family Band.

Attendance costs $10 per adult, kids under 12 are free.


Ryderwood’s Fall Arts and Crafts Fair

Oct. 22 and 23, at Community Hall, 305 Morse St.; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Up to 30 vendors will participate in this annual arts and crafts fair. Email for a vendor application. Call Jan at 360-295-0597 for more information.


Trunks with Treats

Oct. 30 at the Veterans Memorial Museum, 100 SW Veterans Way, Chehalis; 4 to 8 p.m.

The whole family is invited to an evening of trick-or-treating among classic cars and trucks with trunks full of candy. More trick-or-treating opportunities will be available inside the museum’s gallery, which will be open to the public. According to the museum, it is the “perfect time to wear a mask.”


Movies by the Dashboard Light — Rocky Horror Picture Show

Oct. 30 at the Veterans Memorial Museum, 100 SW Veterans Way, Chehalis; 8 p.m.

The Veterans Memorial Museum shows car-themed films at this drive-in movie theater on the last Saturday of the month. First come first serve. Admission is by donation to the museum. Popcorn, drinks and food available. For more information, call 360-740-8875.


Trunk or Treat in Mineral

Oct. 31 Front Street, Mineral; 5 to 7 p.m.

Hot cider, pumpkin decorating, games and candy will be free for all ages. Donations welcome. To participate as a trunk, contact Chantell at the Mineral Market at 360-492-3237.


Trunk or Treat in Napavine

Oct. 31 at the Napavine Fire District 5 station; 6 to 8 p.m.

Sponsored by the Napavine Police Department and city hall, Napavine Fire District 5 and Let’s Play Something.

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