Community Calendar: Centralia Chehalis Vintage Auto Club’s 55th Harvest Swap Meet; ARTrails of Southwest Washington Studio Tour; More


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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. For more on the Lewis County Genealogical Society, visit


Centralia Chehalis Vintage Auto Club’s 55th Harvest Swap Meet

Sept. 24 and 25 at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This swap meet will feature a selection of vintage autos for sale, car parts, manuals, antiques, collectibles, motorcycles, tractors and more.

Admission is $5, Children ages 12 and under free. Call 360-273-6961 for more information.


ARTrails of Southwest Washington Studio Tour

Sept. 25 and 26 at art 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.


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 premier 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. Free parking. 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


Girls Night Out

Oct. 2 in downtown Centralia

Start at The Station Coffee Bar, pay $5 to get a list of participating businesses. Visit every stop on the list to see specials and earn a chance to win a drawing for one of the downtown business gift baskets. For an additional amount, purchase a limited edition Girls Night Out tote.

Masks are required. A portion of funds raised will go to Hope Alliance, and additional donations will be collected. For more information, call 360-736-4333.


Train Show and Swap Meet

Oct. 9 and 10 at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Lewis County Model Railroad Club’s show and swap meet will host over 160 tables of vendors representing all scales and interests of model railroading, according to the club’s Facebook. For more information, email