Community Calendar: ARTrails Studio Tour; Master Gardener Plant Sale; Pioneer Church Open House


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ARTrails of Southwest Washington Studio Tour

Sept. 18, 19, 25 and 26 at studios across Lewis County

The free ARTrails self-guided studio tour is back for the 19th time on the third and fourth weekends of September. Watch for ARTrails signs across Lewis County or visit for the list of participating studios.


Plant Sale

Sept. 18 at the Master Gardener Greenhouse at Fort Borst Park; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Master Gardener Foundation of Lewis County’s fall plant sale will feature hundreds of high quality trees, shrubs and perennials all grown by local Master Gardeners. Buyers need to bring their own garden carts or wagons. Masks and social distancing required. Debit, credit cards and cash will be accepted. For more information call 360-740-1216 or visit


Laser Tag

Sept. 18 at Cooks Hill Community Church, 2400 Cooks Hill Road, Centralia; 12 to 3 p.m.

All middle and high schoolers are welcome to come play laser tag and eat pizza at this free outdoor event. Subject to change due to COVID restrictions. Contact for questions.


Pioneer Church Open House

Sept. 18 at the Historic Borst Home Museum, Centralia; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

This open house will celebrate the numerous donors and volunteers for their help in building the replica Pioneer Church at Borst Park. This is a free event.


Relay for Life of Lewis County

Sept. 18 at George Washington Park, Centralia; 2 to 10 p.m.

Sponsor or participate by walking/running a mile-long course to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s efforts to stop cancer. Support survivors and connect with community members at this free event. T-shirts will be given to those who raise $100.


Lewis County Genealogical Society Free Presentation

Sept. 21 on Zoom; social time at 6 p.m., business meeting at 6:30 p.m. presentation at 7 p.m.; for meeting link email

All are invited to this introductory presentation by archive technicians from the National Archives and Records Administration in Seattle. Technicians will teach attendees to access records online. For more on the Lewis County Genealogical Society, visit


Second Annual Knights-day Fun Run/Walk

Sept. 25 at Fort Borst Park, Centralia; registration opens 7:30 a.m., race begins at 9 a.m.; or register at

Registration for 5K or 1 mile can be done online or on race day for an extra $5. Pre-registration is $25 for 5K and $15 for 1 mile. Enter T-shirt sizes under "comments." Proceeds go to the Special Olympics and KofC Scholarship Fund. There will be awards for the place finishers in each age category.

Movies by the Dashboard Light

Sept. 25 at Veterans Memorial Museum, 100 SW Veterans Way, Chehalis; 9 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.


Adna Fall Festival

Oct. 1 and 2 at Adna Floral, 132 B Bunker Creek Road, Chehalis; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days

This is the seventh annual rendition of this fall-themed vendor festival. The event will be held outside. Shoppers can expect to find pumpkins and gourds, farmhouse decor, jewelry, kettle corn, repurposed furniture, handmade items and much more. Admission and parking are free.


Country Chicks Market

Oct. 1 and 2 at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Country Chicks is the premiere market for savvy shoppers who love country-chic style, vintage, up-cycled or handcrafted decor and clothing.

Entrance is $6 or $5 with a canned food donation. Attendees under 16 enter for free.


Onalaska Apple Harvest 2021

Oct. 1, 2 and 3 throughout Onalaksa

Live entertainment, apple pie eating contests, vendors and booths, a parade, quilt show, cornhole tournament and much more make this fruit-focused festival a highlight in Onalaska. For more information, visit


Apple Fun 5K Run/Walk

Oct. 2 at Carlisle Lake, Onalaska; registration opens 7:30 a.m., race at 9 a.m.

Races start at the historical smoke stack at Carlisle Lake, virtual participation is also an option. The first 100 in person or local participants will receive a custom item with a logo on it and all participants will be entered to win valuable prizes after the race(s). Virtual participants will receive a different item, which will be mailed.

For more information, registration and prices email To read about the rest of the Apple Harvest events go to