Community Calendar: Overdose Awareness Day; Mineral Days; Live Trout Pond


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The ElimiNATION Awareness Tour

Aug. 30 at Gather Community Services, 727 N. Tower Ave., Centralia; 1 to 7 p.m.

There will be free screenings, counseling and care coordination for Hepatitis C. Free box lunches, duffle bags and hygiene products will be provided. 

Overdose Awareness Day 

Aug. 31 at George Washington Park in Centralia; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is part of the ElimiNATION Awareness Tour and will include free health Hepatitis C testing. There will also be lunch, speakers, and a resource fair. A NARCAN training and distribution will be hosted by Gather Community Services. 

Mineral Days

Sept. 3 at Mineral

The event will include a parade at noon, followed by food and vendors, Mineral town history at the American Legion building from 2 to 6 p.m., a fish tank for children to fish for trout to take home and a movies in the park event showing an Avengers movie at 8 p.m. 

Live Trout Pond

Sept. 3 at the Lions Den Kid Zone, 113 E. Front St., Mineral; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A live trout pond will be held at the Mineral Lake Lions Den Campground. The event is being put on with cooperation from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Mossyrock Trout Hatchery. The event will feature several hundred fish in a 3,000 gallon tank. Equipment will be supplied to help them “hook the big one” and there will be volunteers available to bait hooks and give instruction. Every child will have the opportunity to catch two to three fish to take home. Fishing will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. and resume from 1 to 3 p.m. so families can watch the Mineral Community Parade at noon. 

Trail Work Party

Seminary Hill Natural Area in Centralia; 9 a.m.

The public can help improve the trails of Seminary Hill while enjoying sandwiches, hot drinks and other refreshments.

The Little  Falls Market

Sept. 7 at The Little Falls Market in Vader;  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The public is invited to check out the market.