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Lewis County Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

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

This group is for community, conversation and to review developments in therapies for Parkinson’s. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Stuart Bailey at 360-280-9194.


Chico’s Outlet Wardrobe Rewards Event

April 13 at Chico’s Outlet, 1312 Lum Road, Centralia; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

While shopping at the sales event, attendees can enter to win a raffle gift basket. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.


Chamber of Commerce Forum: Lewis County Rural Housing Update

April 13 at O’Blarney’s at the Gibson House, 221 N. Tower Ave., Centralia; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Chamber forum will discuss rural housing. The event will open its doors at 11:30 a.m. with the forum beginning at noon and lasting approximately one hour. The event is open to the public with a $5 beverage and sitting fee. The buffet lunch costs $17. Space is limited. Those who want lunch should arrive early. 


Swing Dancing

April 13 at The Juice Box, 216 S. Tower Ave., Centralia; 6 to 9 p.m.

Basic beginners class will be from 6:30 to 7 p.m. The entry fee is $7. Children under 12 can dance for free.


Wait Until Dark By Frederick Knott

April 14 at the Roxy Theater, 233 W. Main Ave., Morton; 7 p.m.

Tickets are $15. 


Easter Egg Hunt

April 15 at the Peace Lutheran Church, 2071 Bishop Road, Chehalis; 10 a.m.


Super Fun Run (Walk and Roll)

April 15 at Fort Borst Park in Centralia; 10 a.m. 

This event is put on by Kiddin’ Around and the Centralia Prevention Coalition and seeks to raise money for Centralia School Libraries. Attendees are asked to dress up as their favorite book character and bring their whole family. The event is free to register for and includes prizes for most money raised. Children of all ages and abilities are welcome. To register go to For more information, email 


Rose Care and Pruning

April 15 at Providence Place Demonstration Garden, 350 SE Washington Ave., Chehalis; 10 a.m.

This is a Master Gardeners event. Attendees can learn some basic rose care and how to prune for healthier, happier blooms. For more information, contact Jason Adams, program coordinator, WSU Lewis County Gardeners at 360-740-1216 or email


Bigfoot - Real or Hoax?

April 15 at McFiler’s Chehalis Theater, 558 N. Market Blvd., Chehalis; 1 p.m.

Vince Ynzunza and Tyler Bounds will present on the Bigfoot hoax by Rant Mullens in the 1920s near Mt. St. Helens and his subsequent rivalry with hoaxer Ray Wallace. A pop-up museum display and photo-ops will be on site during this event. All proceeds benefit the Lewis County Historical Museum. Tickets are $20.


Wait Until Dark By Frederick Knott

April 15 at the Roxy Theater, 233 W. Main Ave., Morton; 2 p.m.

Tickets are $15. 


Dinner and Bingo

April 15 at the Napavine Trinity Rebekah’s Lodge, 111 W. Washington St., Napavine; 4 p.m.

The cost to attend is $25 and includes a ham and scalloped potatoes dinner with a drink and desert. Attendees will also be given two bingo card packs. There will be raffles and 50/50 drawings. Dinner is at 4 p.m. and bingo begins at 6 p.m.


Keiper’s Cards Trade Night

April 15 at Keiper’s Cards, 320 N. Tower Ave., Suite 104, Centralia; 4 p.m.

All are welcome to bring their personal card collections to make trades with each other.


A Gala For The Arts

April 15 at Corbet Theatre, 600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia; 6 p.m.

The reception will begin at 6 p.m. and will include festive drinks and hors d’oeuvres. The performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. All profits will be donated to the Corbet Theatre enhancements fund. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors, students, children and military members. Tickets can be purchased at or at the Southwest Washington Dance Center’s dance studio. For more information, call 360-748-4789.


Five Days in the Enchantment Lakes Area

April 15 at the White Pass Country Museum, 12990 U.S. Highway 12, Packwood; 7 p.m.

This is a free presentation that is open to the public and will include Gary Hird and his daughters. For more information, call 360-494-4007 or 360-494-4031.

DJ THAT GUY Free Music Event

April 15 at The Juice Box, 216 S. Tower Ave., Centralia; 7 p.m.

This event is a free night of music that is open to the public and welcomes all ages. There will be new menu food options. 


Spring Vendor Blender by Gemini Events

April 15 and 16 at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1909 Gold St., Centralia; 10 a.m.

Visitors can shop from over 100 vendors in the Grandstand Building of the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds. There will be food trucks and free entertainment for children from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days. The event will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 15 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 16. Admission is $2 per person and parking is free. Children 17 and under can enter for free. 


Smoke and Mirrors

April 16 and 23 at The Juice Box, 216 S. Tower Ave., Centralia; 4 p.m.

This event includes a three course dinner and murder mystery theater. The dinner is catered by Occasions DB. The murder mystery is written and directed by Twin Cities Rotary members. Cost of attendance is $40 per person.