Community Calendar: Centralia School District Spring Strings Concert; Book Sale; Dance Festival Northwest


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Centralia School District Spring Strings Concert

March 17 in the Centralia Performing Arts Center; 7:30 p.m.

All the Centralia School District strings students will be sharing the music they’ve been preparing since January.


Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet

March 18 at Hotel Washington, 545 N. Market Blvd., Chehalis; Social hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and program at 7 p.m.

Reservations per person cost $50, or groups can sponsor a table for $350. RSVP  by contacting the chamber at 360-748-8885 or visiting


Dance Festival Northwest

March 19 at Centralia College’s Corbet Theater; 7 p.m.

Tickets are available online at, in person at 437 N. Market Blvd., Chehalis and at the door if available.

Seating will be at half capacity and masks are required. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $15 for seniors (62 and older), students, military and children or $20 to livestream or download the performance digitally.

For more information, call 360-748-4789.

Riverside Fire Authority Meeting

March 23 at Station 2 headquarters, 1818 Harrison Ave., Centralia; 5 p.m.

These meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.


Book Sale

March 23 through 26 at the Lewis County Mall in Chehalis; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

Proceeds of this annual gently-used book sale go to the American Association of University Women Lewis County chapter.

Those wishing to donate used books may call 360-736-2147 or 360-262-3499. Masks are encouraged.


Superhero Fun Run

March 26 at Fort Borst Park; 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This fun run, walk or roll is free to enter. It will be hosted by Kiddin’ Around and the Centralia Prevention Coalition. Kids and families of all ages are welcome to come dressed as their favorite superhero to raise money for the Centralia Athletics and Activities Facilities Foundation. Register at Prizes will be awarded to those who raise the most money.


New Parent Fair

March 26 at the Morton Elementary School gym; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This free fair will include infant CPR instruction and parenting tips. A photographer will be set up for family or pregnancy photos. There will also be activity booths, door prizes and snacks.

Those who call Louise at 360-496-3344 to RSVP by March 18 will receive a free packet of diapers.


Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet

March 26 at the Jester Auto Museum and Event Center, 321 Hamilton Road, Chehalis; 4 p.m.

This is the Chehalis chapter Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s 30th annual banquet and auction. 

For ticket information, contact Sandy Yanish at 360-508-0234 or go to

Onalaska 26th Annual Scholarship Dinner and Auction

March 26 at the Onalaska High School Gym; Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Dinner ticket prices are $20 or $15 for kids ages 10 and under. Tickets are available at the door or by calling Linda Sabin at 360-262-3735. Proceeds will go to the graduating class of 2022.


Lazy H.K. Bar Winter Series Rodeo

March 26 at 365 Schoen Road, Silver Creek; gates open at 5 p.m., riding starts at 6 p.m.

Admission costs $10, kids 5 and under are free. Bring your own drinks and snacks. Underage drinking is not allowed. Dogs are not allowed. Follow signs for contestant and spectator parking. All riders must check in before 5 p.m., entrants can call Beau Shelton at 360-870-1515. Open riders pay $100, bovice and steer riders pay $45. Bring exact change.


Lewis County Grange Contests

April 1 at the Oakview Grange; 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Entries will be accepted April 1 for grangers and non-grangers in many different categories, including arts and crafts, photography, quilts, baked goods, sewing, knitting, crocheting and many others. For more information contact Donna at 360-669-9246. Participants can pick up their items at 2 p.m. April 2.


Riverside Fire Authority Meeting

April 13 at Station 2 headquarters, 1818 Harrison Ave., Centralia; 5 p.m.

These meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.


Workgroup for Parents of Children With Disabilities

April 13 at the Jensen Memorial Event Center, Veterans Memorial Museum at 100 SW Veterans Way; 5:30 to 7 p.m.

This class is hosted on the second Wednesday of every month until May by Reliable Enterprises and Lewis County Public Health and Social Services. Topics include preparing for graduation and other transitions, social security, employment supports and more. Register by calling organizer Shawna Haller at 360-520-9299 or email


Lewis County Cemetery District #1 Monthly Meeting

April 13 at the cemetery office, 407 Cowlitz Road, Winlock; 7 p.m.

These meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month.