Community Calendar: Chehalis Flying Saucer Party; ARTrails exhibition gallery; Borst Historic House Museum Open House


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Chehalis Flying Saucer Party

Sept. 17 at the Lewis County Historical Museum, 599 NW Front Way, Chehalis; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

VIP tickets were previously available for $65.59 (including fees) and included access to guest speakers Vince Ynzunza, Shanelle Schanz, Bob Antone, Joanne and James Clarkson, Maurene Morgan, Liminal Earth and Greg Long. The VIP ticket also included a pass to a classic flying saucer movie at McFiler’s Theatre; 20% off food at McFiler’s; an event T-shirt, a gift bag and an event poster; access to an exhibit on the influence of flying saucers at the Lewis County Historical Museum; and a one-year membership in the Lewis County Museum.

Jimmie’s Espresso 11th Anniversary Pop-Up Market

Sept. 17 at Jimmie’s Espresso, 200 S. King St., Centralia; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free entry event with drink specials served all day. A market of ephemeral suppliers will be present.

ARTrails Exhibition Gallery

September 17-25 at the historic train station, 210 Railroad Ave., Centralia; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The exhibition gallery will be open daily with workshop visits on the weekends of September 17 and 18 and September 24 and 25. The exhibition gallery and tours are free and open to the public.

Mussels and lampreys workshop

September 17 at Stan Hedwall Park in Chehalis; 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Members of the public are invited to join fish and wildlife biologists to learn more about freshwater mussels and lamprey in Chehalis Basin. Look for the Stream Team booth. This event is free and open to everyone. For more information, email [email protected]

Borst Historic House Museum Open House

September 17 at Borst Park in Centralia; 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

An open day will take place at the historical museum of the Borst house. Jean Bluhm will speak at 2 p.m. in the church of the Pioneers. Bluhm met several members of the Borst family and wrote several books about the family.

Dia De La Independencia

Sept. 17 at Centralia College’s TransAlta Common; 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

A free Latino cultural event with traditional dances, mariachi and free food. There will be various activities for children, such as balloons, face painting, a movie and more.

Cornhole and Sausage Feast

Sept. 17 at Dick’s Brewing, 3516 Galvin Road, Centralia; 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Only people aged 21 and over can attend. Early bird registration is $30 per team while day of event registration will be $40 per team. Doors open at 1 p.m. and the cornhole tournament will begin at 2 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Rob Fuller Scholarship Fund.

50th class reunion

September 17 at Riverside Golf Course, Chehalis

The WF West High School Class of 1972 holds its 50th class reunion. Send RSVP, address changes, etc., to Debbie Elder Kelley at [email protected]

Falls Prevention Week for Seniors

Sept. 20, 21, and 22 at Twin Cities Senior Center, 2545 N. National Ave., Chehalis; 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The information will be available from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday September 20; Wednesday September 21; and Thursday, September 22. Speakers will give lectures at 11:30 a.m. each of these days. Dr. J. Dolezal will speak on Tuesday, Donna Feddern of Lewis Mason Thurston Area Assistance on Aging on Wednesday, and Dr. J. Wiley on Thursday. Fall prevention equipment will be provided.


Sept. 24 at The United Methodist Church, 16 S. Market Blvd., Chehalis; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A free pet fair will be held in the Chehalis United Methodist Church parking lot. The event will feature free professional pet photography by Beast Friends, Blessings of the Animals Booth, local vendors and free fun activities. All well-behaved pets are welcome. Pets are not required to attend, come celebrate animals in the community.

Adna Grange Potato Gratin

September 24 at Adna Grange #417, 123 Dieckman Road, Adna; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The cost is $7 and includes the potato, a multitude of toppings, a salad, a beverage and a dessert.

Olympic Club Oktoberfest

Sept. 24 at the Olympic Club, 112 N. Tower Ave., Centralia; 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Olympic Club will host a party to celebrate Oktoberfest with live music featuring Cavort Celtic from 1-3:30 p.m., The Pine Hearts from 4-6:30 p.m. and Waking Bear from 7-10 p.m. Doors open at noon and all ages are welcome.

Adna Grange Bingo

September 24 at Adna Grange #417, 123 Dieckman Road, Adna; 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Doors will open at 3:00 p.m. with games held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Raffles and giveaways will be held. $5 for three cards.

Guardians of the Faith Gospel Music Concert

Sept. 25 at Mt. View Baptist Church, 1201 Belmont Ave., Centralia; 3 p.m.

The Keepers of the Faith, a gospel music group from Puyallup that has been active for over 20 years, will perform at a concert at Mt. View Baptist Church in Centralia. The group, which consists of five singers, has a unique style that brings together “the deep flavor of the South Island, a taste of old but good and the soul of men and women saved in the genre of Southern Gospel Quartet Music”.

Work group

September 27 at the Chehalis River Discovery Trail, 1545 Goodrich Road, Centralia; 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Chehalis River Basin Land Trust will organize a work party to remove invasive plants from areas near the trail. Water, snacks and other cold drinks will be provided. Volunteers are asked to bring their own water bottle, dress appropriately for the weather, and bring sturdy work shoes and gloves. Gardening tools will be available but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own hand tools. Potential volunteers are asked to RSVP by emailing [email protected] or calling the Land Trust office at 360-807-0764. During the RSVP, volunteers are asked to provide their name, contact information and the number of people in their group.

Lewis County Career Fair

Sept. 27 at Centralia Outlet Mall, 2000 Haviland St., Centralia; 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Job seekers can participate for free. The employer registration fee is $50 for members and $100 for non-members.

From veterinarian to veterinary cafe

Oct. 6 at Toledo Senior Center, 150 Coal St., Toledo; 9am

Meeting on the first Thursday of every month, this informal gathering of veterans is a partnership between Assured Hospice and the Toledo Senior Center. For more information, call 360-864-2112.

autumn market

October 6-8 at The Shed, 516 Spooner Road, Chehalis; Oct. 6: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Oct. 7 and 8: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The announcement for the event said the market would sell “pumpkins, gourds, rosehip wreaths, signs, candles, potpourri, antiques, primitives, farmhouse-inspired decor, she poured clever cocktail infusions and more!” Shoppers can also visit Hickory Sticks at 283 Rogers Road in Chehalis during the same hours for “another great fall market.”

harvest market

October 8 at the Jester Auto Museum, 321 Hamilton Road, Chehalis; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The public is invited to shop with more than 50 merchants and artisans. The event is organized by Gemini Events.

Parkinson’s support group

Oct. 13 at the Church of the Nazarene, 1119 W. First St., Centralia; 1 p.m.

Held on the second Thursday of the month, this support group is made up of people living with Parkinson’s disease and their family members. Come share ideas, support each other, learn together and build community. For more information, contact Stuart Bailey by calling 360-807-4336 or emailing [email protected] For more information and resources about Parkinson’s disease, contact APDA Northwest by visiting, emailing [email protected], or calling 206-695-2905.

Brown Mortuary Pumpkin Decorating and Costume Contest

Oct. 22 to Brown Mortuary, 812 Westlake Ave., Morton; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Pumpkins and decorating materials will be provided to participants. Prizes will be awarded for the best categories of pumpkins and costumes. Snacks will be provided.

night of magic

October 22 The LOFT, 547 NW Pacific Ave., Chehalis; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Lewis County Seniors Council will host this event to benefit seniors programs and enrichment opportunities. The event will include a professional magic show by magician Jeff Evans, a catered dinner, a silent auction and a “dessert dash”. General admission tickets will cost $80 each while VIP tables are available for $700. VIP tickets include a table reserved for your group, “table magic” performed next to the table, and drink tickets for the bar without a host on site. Tickets can be purchased at


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