Community Calendar: Hiring Fair; Turkey Bingo; The Turkey Trot


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Hiring Fair

Nov. 16 at the Holiday Inn, 730 Liberty Place, Chehalis; 12 to 4 p.m.

At least 12 companies will be recruiting at this Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce event. For more information, call the chamber at 360-748-8885.


Leaf Exchange and Styrofoam Recycling

Nov. 20 at the Central Transfer Station at 1411 S. Tower Ave., Centralia; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m

Drop off or pick up leaves and recycle clean tape-free styrofoam for free. Social distancing and masks will be required. For questions, call 360-740-1451 or email


Annual Fall Bazaar and Lunch

Nov. 20 at the Adna Grange Hall, 123 Dieckman Road, Chehalis; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; $7 soup and sandwich lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Book signing by local author James Bierce along with cards, baked goods, knitted items and much more for sale.


Crafty Creations Craft Fair

Nov. 20 and 21 at the Newaukum Grange Hall, 104 Brown Road E., Chehalis; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

Vendors will sell handmade candles, jewelry, knitted or crocheted items, glass works, clothing and more. There will be cookies, coffee and soda for vendors and guests.


Turkey Bingo

Nov. 20 at the Chehalis Eagles, 1993 S. Market Blvd., Chehalis; 4 to 6 p.m.

This annual turkey bingo, hosted by Twin Cities Rotary Club, is open to the public. There will be 11 games in total, at $1 per card for the first 10 and $2 for each card in the final blackout game. Prizes include turkeys, smaller prizes for kids and $300 for the blackout.


The Turkey Trot

Nov. 25 at Thorbeckes Wellness Center, 91 SW Chehalis Ave., Chehalis; 8 a.m.

Walk, run or trot in this 5K hosted by Althauser Rayan Abbarno, LLP that begins at Chehalis Thorbeckes. Register for $20 at any Thorbeckes location by Nov. 9 to guarantee a shirt. The cost for immediate families of any size is $35, and comes with two shirts plus $8 per extra shirt.


Drive-thru Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov. 25 at Centralia Community Church of God, 3320 Borst Ave., Centralia; 12 to 4 p.m.

Delivery is also available. Call 360-669-0743.


Christmas Island Lighting Ceremony

Nov. 27 at Maytown Assembly of God, 2920 Tierney St. SW, Olympia; 6 p.m. 

Christmas Island, a life-size nativity scene, will be lit up during this ceremony and remain free and open to the public from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. every evening following until Christmas. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights there will be goodies and warm drinks available.


Onalaska Volunteer Fire Fighters Association Bazaar

Dec. 3 and 4 at 1733 St. state Route  508; Onalaska; 12 to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Santa will be there at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Christmas trees, wreaths and bazaar items will be available for sale. For more information, contact Kim Lawrence at 360-880-5736.

Breakfast With Santa

Dec. 4 at Moose Family Center, 1400 Grand Ave., Centralia; 8 to 11 a.m.

Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, applesauce, juice, coffee and hot chocolate will be served at this fundraiser for Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. Santa will arrive at 8:30 a.m. Suggested donation for adults is $7, children ages 4 through 12, $4. Free for kids under 3. Wreaths for sale by Lewis County Work Opportunities. Bring your own camera.


Winlock-Vader Food Bank Drive n Drop

Dec. 4 at the corner of Front and Fir streets in Winlock and the Vader Assembly of God Church at 302 Sixth St., Vader; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Drive up and drop off donations. The highest priority items are personal care products such as shampoo, toothpaste and other toiletries. Monetary donations can also be made. The food bank can purchase food for as low as 10 cents per pound. For more information, call 360-880-7122.


Friends of the Winlock Library Book Sale Fundraiser

Dec. 4 at 300 NE First St., Winlock; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Proceeds support the Winlock Timberland Library. Sales by donation, change cannot be made. Attendees are asked to please wear masks. Call 360-785-3461 for more information.


Lewis County Cemetery District #1 Monthly Meeting

Dec. 8 at the cemetery office, 407 Cowlitz Road, Winlock; 7 p.m.

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


Breakfast With Santa

Dec. 11 at the Adna Grange Hall, 123 Dieckman Road, Chehalis; 9 to 11 a.m.

This breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit and a drink costs $6 for all ages. Kids’ meals will include a craft and a visit with Santa.


“Escape to the Land of Sweets” from The Nutcracker Ballet

Dec. 16, 17, 18, 19 at Centralia College’s Corbet Theater

Showtimes are Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Thursday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Friday at 1 and 5:30 p.m. the week of Dec. 16. This performance will consist of all of Act Two from the ballet and a brand new opening act. Call 360-748-4789 for ticket information.