Community Calendar: Dirty Thumb Nursery Ribbon Cutting; Greens on Gold Grand Opening; Visiting Nurses Customer Appreciation and Donation Day


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Dirty Thumb Nursery Ribbon Cutting 

March 28 at Dirty Thumb Nursery, 1580 state Route 6, Chehalis; 12 p.m.

New owners Jena and Kyle Asleton will be present for the celebration and will be offering roses at a special price. Refreshments will be served. 


Greens on Gold Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

March 31 at Greens on Gold, 1039 S. Gold St., Centralia; Noon

This is a ribbon cutting for the cannabis dispensary Greens on Gold. The event is only for those ages 21 and over. There will be a taco truck on site from La Placita Restaurant and Kitchen. Owner Dick Watckins and staff will be present for the celebration. 


Northwest Regional Competition Triple Crown Spring Contest

March 31 to April 2 at 146 Middle Fork Road, Chehalis

This event is sponsored by the Farriers Association of Washington State. This will be the first of three competitions. Cost will be $100 for current students, $150 for novices, $200 for intermediates and $250 for the open class. Registration will close on Friday, March 24. Registration can be done at Carl Via will be the judge and clinician. The host hotel will be the Holiday Inn Express in Chehalis. Rooms are $150 each and the hotel can be contacted at 360-740-1800. 


Visiting Nurses Customer Appreciation and Donation Day

April 1 at Visiting Nurses Stores in Chehalis and Centralia

There will be sales, giveaways, food and more. 


Friends of the Winlock Timberland Library Fundraising Book Sale

April 1 at 300 NE First St., Winlock; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The proceeds of the book sale go to support the Winlock Timberland Library and its programs. All book sales are by donation only. Only correct change is accepted so shoppers are asked to bring appropriate funds.  During the sale, donations of used books in good condition will be accepted. Donations of magazines and pamphlets will not be accepted. 


Walk A Mile In Their Shoes

April 1 at Centralia Tigers Stadium near Fort Borst Park in Centralia; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Hope Alliance is inviting community members to “Walk a Mile in Their Shoes” to raise awareness of issues surrounding domestic violence, abuse, sexual assault and other forms of violence. In addition to a one-mile walk around the Centralia track, the second annual event will include an Easter Egg hunt and an appearance from the Easter Bunny. The event is free to attend, though volunteers will accept donations for the Hope Alliance, a nonprofit serving survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Attendees are encouraged to show their support by wearing teal. For more information, visit the Hope Alliance’s website at or call 360-748-6601. 


Trivia at Dick’s Brewing Company

April 1 at Dick’s Brewing Company, 3516 Galvin Road, Centralia; 5 p.m.

Teams are limited to five people each. Pizzas will be available from Mountain View Wood Fired Pizza.


Southwest Washington Mycological Society Meeting

April 4 at Lewis Fire District 6 Station 61, 2123 Jackson Hwy., Chehalis; 6 p.m.

The Southwest Washington Mycological Society is inviting community members to attend its next meeting and hear from the mycologist Daniel Winkler, who the club describes as a “distinguished guest.” Winkler will be sharing his knowledge of edible mushrooms in the Pacific Northwest with his new book “Fruits of the Forest - Handbook to Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest.” He will discuss the identification, collection, preparation and storage of choice edible mushrooms as well as the different habitats and seasonality of mushrooms. Winkler will also share “fungal fun”and facts from his ethno-mycological research and “mushroaming” adventure travels.


Acoustic Music Jam 

April 7 at the Faith Baptist Church, 436 Coal Creek Road, Chehalis; 10 a.m. to noon

The Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association will host the event. The event is free and open to the public. People of all ages and abilities are welcome to attend. Attendees do not need to be members of the Washington Old Time Fiddlers. For more information, call 360-791-5185.


Gardening for Everyone

April 8 at Centralia College - Washington Hall, 600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This is a Master Gardener event. There will be multiple workshops offered during different sessions throughout the day. The first session will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m., the second session from 10:45 to 12:15 p.m. and the third session from 12:45 to 2:15. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, contact Jason Adams, program coordinator, WSU Lewis County Gardeners at 360-740-1216 or


Free Tax Service

April 8 at the Mossyrock Grange Hall, 152 Isbell Road, Mossyrock; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This event offers free volunteer income tax assistance for seniors and those with low incomes. 


Easter Egg Hunt

April 8 at Sticklin Funeral Chapel, 1437 S. Gold St., Centralia; 11 a.m.

The Easter Bunny will arrive at 10:50 a.m. and attendees are encouraged to bring their cameras. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 360-736-1388. 


Free Tax Service

April 9 at the Mossyrock Grange Hall, 152 Isbell Road, Mossyrock; noon to 6 p.m.

This event offers free volunteer income tax assistance for seniors and those with low incomes. 


Free Tax Service

April 10 at the Mossyrock Grange Hall, 152 Isbell Road, Mossyrock; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This event offers free volunteer income tax assistance for seniors and those with low incomes. 


The Lilies of the Field

April 10 at the Church of the Nazarene Meeting Room, 1119 W. First St., Centralia; 12 to 1:30 p.m.

This event is a women’s spring luncheon. Attendees are encouraged to come early for parking and group seating. There will be a speech by professional speaker and author Lois Williams of Lacey. Attendees are encouraged to invite a friend and make reservations. To make a reservation, send an email to or call Kay at 360-269-2449 or Val at 360-748-4722.