Community Calendar: Leaf Exchange and Styrofoam Recycling; Annual Fall Bazaar and Lunch; Turkey Bingo


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, 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.


Mineral’s Thanksgiving Event

Nov. 20 at the Legion Building, 108 Front St., Mineral; 3 to 6 p.m.

There is no cost for the meal, but donations will go toward the Mineral “Ole Time” Christmas event. Dinner will consist of turkey, stuffing, green beans, cranberries, a roll and pie. Volunteers are still needed. To help out, visit


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.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov. 24 at Harrison Square Presbyterian Church, 1227 Harrison Ave., Centralia; 4 to 6 p.m.

Sign the whole family up for this free meal at Delivery is available upon request.


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-Through or Delivery 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. Free loaf of sweet bread while supplies last.


Thanksgiving Meal

Nov. 25 at Gather Church’s walk-up window, 100 S. Rock St., Centralia; 2 to 5 p.m.

Free meal includes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, cranberry sauce, rolls and pumpkin pie. To volunteer, call 360-827-0264.


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 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.