Community Calendar: Lewis Conservation District Nature Walk ; Adna Fall Festival; Country Chicks Market; Onalaska Apple Harvest 2021 


Lewis Conservation District Nature Walk 

Sept. 29, just past the intersection of Jeffries Road and Glenview Lane, Chehalis; 3 to 6 p.m.

All are invited to this exploration of the completed Wisner Creek restoration project. The tour will run every 30 minutes. The trail includes a stream crossing, so attendees should wear appropriate footwear. For more information, call 360-996-4560.

Adna Fall Festival

Oct. 1 and 2 at Adna Floral, 132 B Bunker Creek Road, Chehalis; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days

This is the seventh annual rendition of this fall-themed vendor festival. The event will be held outside. Shoppers can expect to find pumpkins and gourds, farmhouse decor, jewelry, kettle corn, repurposed furniture, handmade items and much more. Admission and parking are free. 

Country Chicks Market

Oct. 1 and 2 at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Country Chicks is the premier market for savvy shoppers who love country-chic style, vintage, up-cycled or handcrafted decor and clothing. 

Entrance is $6 or $5 with a canned food donation. Free parking. Attendees under 16 enter for free. 

Onalaska Apple Harvest 2021 

Oct. 1, 2 and 3 throughout Onalaksa

Live entertainment, apple pie eating contests, vendors and booths, a parade, quilt show, cornhole tournament and much more make this fruit-focused festival a highlight in Onalaska. For more information, visit

Girls Night Out 

Oct. 2 in downtown Centralia

Start at The Station Coffee Bar, pay $5 to get a list of participating businesses. Visit every stop on the list to see specials and earn a chance to win a drawing for one of the downtown business gift baskets. For an additional amount, purchase a limited edition Girls Night Out tote. Masks are required. A portion of funds raised will go to Hope Alliance, and donations can be made. For more information, call 360-736-4333.

Apple Fun 5K Run/Walk

Oct. 2 at Carlisle Lake, Onalaska; registration opens 7:30 a.m., race at 9 a.m.

Races start at the historic smoke stack at Carlisle Lake, virtual participation is also an option. The first 100 in person or local participants will receive a custom item with a logo on it and all participants will be entered to win valuable prizes after the race(s). Virtual participants will receive a different item, which will be mailed.

For more information, registration and prices email To read about the rest of the Apple Harvest events go to

Forest Grove Cemetery Tour

Oct. 2 at the Forest Grove Cemetery, 18011 Northcraft Road SE, Tenino; 4 to 7 p.m.

A guide will take attendees through historic areas of the cemetery and introduce important figures from Tenino and Bucoda’s past. Tours will leave every 10-15 minutes. This is a fundraiser for the South Thurston Historical Society.  


Oct. 8 at McFilers, 543 NW Pacific Ave., Chehalis; 8 p.m.

Nashville-based singer/songwriter Joesph Hunter Duncan will play with local support from The Driftwood Walkers. There is a $5 cover. All ages allowed. For more information on Duncan, visit

‘Gardening for Everyone’ Classes

Oct. 9 at Centralia Christian School, 1315 S. Tower Ave., Centralia; 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Free gardening classes will be taught by the WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners including backyard composting, native plant gardening, pruning and much more. No pre-registration required. For more information call 360-740-1216 or email 

Train Show and Swap Meet

Oct. 9 and 10 at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Lewis County Model Railroad Club’s show and swap meet will host over 160 tables of vendors representing all scales and interests of model railroading, according to the club’s Facebook. For more information, email

Women’s Luncheon

Oct. 11 at the Church of the Nazarene meeting room, 1119 W. First St., Centralia; 12 to 1:30 p.m.

Have lunch, listen to an inspirational speech and see a fashion show for $15. Make a reservation by calling Kay at 360-269-2449 or Val at 360-748-4722. Program sponsored by Centralia-Chehalis Christian Women’s Connection. 

Lewis County Cemetery District #1 Monthly Meeting 

Oct. 13 at the cemetery office, 407 Cowlitz Road, Winlock; 7 p.m.

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


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