Community Calendar: Chehalis Flying Saucer Party; ‘Odd Hours, No Pay, Cool Hat’ documentary screening; Potato bake 


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Chehalis Flying Saucer Party

Sept. 22 and 23 in Downtown Chehalis; event and speaker times vary

Hosted by the Lewis County Historical Museum, City Farm Chehalis and both McFiler’s Chehalis Theater and Bar & Restaurant, skeptics and believers alike are invited to attend the Chehalis Flying Saucer Party. Speakers include paranormal investigators and the Northwest Flying Saucer Film Festival will also be held. For a full schedule of events, locations and to purchase tickets, visit  


Potato bake 

Sept. 23, Adna Grange #417, 123 Dieckman Rd., Adna; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

 The potato plus a variety of toppings, including sour cream, real bacon, chili, broccoli, butter, cheese sauce, tomatoes, shredded cheese, jalapenos, black olives and spring onions, plus salad, beverage and dessert for just $7.  Serving begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m.  


‘Odd Hours, No Pay, Cool Hat’ documentary screening 

Sept. 23, Centralia College in the Southwest Washington Flexible Training Center, 807 W. Pear St., Centralia; 1 p.m. 

Riverside Fire Authority will host a free screening of the NVFC documentary “Odd Hours, No Pay, Cool Hat,” on Saturday, Sept. 23. 

The documentary is about 90 minutes long and will start directly after a brief welcome and introduction at 1 p.m. Staff will be on site until 4 p.m. 

“We are pleased to partner with Chehalis Fire Department, Lewis County Fire District 6, and Lewis County Fire District 5 and hope to have other Lewis County agencies join us — and extended the invitation beyond our county,” organizers stated in a news release. “We will have area fire chiefs on hand to welcome everyone and hope to have a representative from John Deere to thank for sponsoring the documentary and volunteer fire service all over the country.” 

Apparatus will be on site and personnel will have time for persons who would like additional information about volunteering.


Sharon Grange centennial anniversary celebration

Sept. 23 at the Sharon Grange, 912 S. Bank Road in Oakville; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Featuring live music from The Country Four and More, a barbecue, games and more, community members are invited to the Sharon Grange’s centennial anniversary celebration. To attend, RSVP either by email at or by calling Sharon Grange Lecturer Debbie Hill at 360-490-4988.


Chehalis-Centralia Airport master plan update open house

Sept. 26 at the Chehalis-Centralia Airport Scott Crossfield Terminal, 880 NW Airport Road in Chehalis; 5 to 7 p.m.

Chehalis-Centralia Airport staff are holding the first of three open houses to gather public input while they update the airport’s master plan, which governs the airport’s short-, medium- and long-term development plans. For more information, visit and click the “master plan” tab at the top right-hand corner of the website. 


Chehalis Farmers Market 

Sept. 26 at Boistfort Street in Downtown Chehalis; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Chehalis Farmers Market is on Tuesdays.


Bingo night

Sept. 26, Adna Grange #417, 123 Dieckman Rd., Adna; 6-8 p.m. 

Regular Bingo, three specials, blackout, and three boards for $5. Then, a game of Progressive Bingo with a four board limit at $5 each. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the games go from 6 to 8 p.m.  Refreshments, 50/50, and a raffle drawing will be available.


“Fly into Fall” fashion show

Sept. 27, The Kodiak Room, 225 Sussex Ave. W. in downtown Tenino; 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Attendees are invited to “Fly into Fall” at the fashion show hosted by Iron Works Boutique and the Sandstone Cafe, where they can also enjoy live music performed by local musician Buddy Price, a gift, wine and a dinner catered by the Sandstone Cafe. Tickets to the show are $40 and seating is limited. To purchase tickets, visit the Iron Works Boutique, located at 224 Sussex Ave. W. in downtown Tenino or call 360-870-2715 or 360-264-5228. 


Interment ceremony for unclaimed remains 

Sept. 28 at Pioneer Cemetery, 2000 S. Market Blvd. in Chehalis; noon 

The Lewis County Coroner’s Office, in partnership with John Panesko and the Pioneer Cemetery, will hold an interment service for unclaimed cremated decedents at noon on Thursday, Spet. 28 at the Pioneer Cemetery in Chehalis. The public is invited to attend. Parking will be available across the street from the cemetery at the Eagles Club.  


Women’s self defense class 

Sept. 28 at Toledo First Baptist Church, 1278 WA-505, Toledo; 6 to 8 p.m. 

A free self defense class for women and girls of all ages, sizes and physical abilities. This class is the eighth part of a series, but attendance at previous sessions is not required. 

Questions, comments, concerns, positive remarks, etc. can be directed to Audrey Herschberger at