Community Calendar: Business After Hours; Earth Day Task Force; fishing derby

To add upcoming events to the community calendar, email reporter Daniel Warn at [email protected]

Business after hours

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

Enjoy an evening of networking, food, drink, fun and prizes with the Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce, hosted by Sticklin Funeral Chapel.

Earth Day Task Force

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

The Chehalis River Basin Land Trust will organize a work team for Earth Day. People will work to clean up and restore sections of the trail and vegetation that were damaged by flooding last winter. Bring work gloves and sturdy shoes. Some gardening tools and gloves will be available.

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

fishing derby

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

Everyone is invited to participate in a fishing tournament organized by the Lions Club. There will be draws 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

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 Station Coffee Bar and Bistro at 120B S. Tower, during the event period for a guide to promotions and pricing. You will also be provided with a bag to fill with goodies along the way. The cost is $5, with a portion going to Hope Alliance.

Take advantage of the free limousine service during the event. For more information, visit 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 more about invasive weeds and the importance of riparian trees from guest speakers. Help eliminate invasive Italian arum and replant 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 [email protected]

Check Out Chehalis’ Earth Day Cleanse

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

Discover Chehalis is hosting a community cleanup event for Earth Day and attendees can participate for as long as they want. Check in at the Lewis County Historical Museum and sign up for one of the cleanup activities. Raffle tickets will be exchanged for full bags filled with trash. Call 360-345-1738 to register by April 14 and receive a free Experience Chehalis Earth Day t-shirt.

Baked potato

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

Lunch is $7 and will include a potato, toppings, drink, 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 Wednesdays 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 children 5 and under. Saturday/Sunday parking is $5 and admission is $5 per day for anyone 13 or older, $4 per day for ages 6-12. Registration is open on April 26 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit

Gate Community Club Plant Sale

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

Proceeds from the sale of the plants will be used to improve the historic school.

spring fantasy

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

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, dance to that beautiful blue grass from the Dills Family Band. There will be music, hot dogs, chips, homemade baked beans, cookies and drinks for $10 per person. Free for children 12 and under. Call 253-302-1955 or email [email protected] for more information.


April 30 and May 1 online

Lewis County AAUW is in its sixth year of producing original shorts directed by and about women. For a $10 donation, the films can be viewed online for a 48-hour period beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 30. Proceeds support Hope Alliance and Lewis County Women’s Scholarships. Buy tickets online at

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