Community Calendar: Chamber of Commerce Forum on Lewis County Rural Housing Update; Super Fun Run (Walk and Roll)


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Winlock Cemetery District Public Meeting

April 12 at 407 Cowlitz Road, Winlock; 7 p.m.

The public is invited to this meeting. Meetings take place on the second Wednesday of each month. 


Riverside Fire Authority Governance Board

April 12 at the Riverside Golf Course, 1451 Airport Road, Chehalis; 9 a.m.

The meeting will include a workshop and regularly scheduled board business. People who need special accommodations are requested to call Stephanie Slorey, the board secretary, at 360-736-3975 prior to the meeting date posted, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. There will also be a regularly scheduled board meeting at 5 p.m. at the Riverside Fire Authority Headquarters, located at Station 2, 1818 Harrison Ave. in Centralia. 


Coffee and Conversation

April 12 at Mills and Mills Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 5725 Littlerock Road SW, Tumwater; 10 a.m.

This is a monthly discussion on the benefits of pre-planning. Attendees can meet staff, tour the memorial park and gain knowledge about pre-planning for end of life expenses. For more information, email 


Lewis County Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

April 13 at the Church of the Nazarene, 1119 W. First St., Centralia

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 on 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. 

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. It seeks to raise money for Centralia school libraries. Attendees are asked to dress up as their favorite book character and bring their whole family. Registration for the event is free and includes prizes for the 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

Wait Until Dark By Frederick Knott

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

Tickets are $15. 


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.


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. 


The Silent Comedy

April 19 at The Juice Box, 216 S. Tower Ave., Centralia; 7 to 10 p.m.

The Silent Comedy is a rock and roll band. Joshua and Jeremiah Zimmerman are brothers who grew the band. 


Earth Day Celebration

April 21 at the Nature Nurture Farmacy, 176 NE School St., Chehalis; 1 to 5 p.m.

This is a free, kid-friendly event. There will be live music, a plant sale, art, baked goods, garden demos, mini goats, free seeds, a raffle and more. 


Peter Pan-Based Ballet

April 21, 22 and 23 at the Centralia High School Performing Arts Center; 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday

The Centralia Ballet Academy will premier a brand new ballet based on the classic story of Peter Pan. All tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at the door or at For questions, call or text 360-623-9010.