Community Calendar: Lewis County COVID Memorial Service; 7th Annual Free Seed Swap; 38th Annual Winter Carnival


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Lewis County COVID Memorial Service

March 2 at the Centralia United Methodist Church; 12 p.m.

Bells will be rung at this Ash Wednesday service in memory of the more than 224 lives lost to COVID-19 in Lewis County over the pandemic. For more information, call Pastor Vangie at 360-736-7311 or 360-556-3278.


7th Annual Free Seed Swap

March 5 at the Toledo Library; all day

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendees are asked to sign up at the library in advance. Sign ups will be open on Wednesday and Thursday from 12 to 4 p.m. or Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Plan to drop off seed donations (2020, or newer) when signing up. There will be a self-serve, cafeteria-style seed selection this year.


38th Annual Winter Carnival

March 5 at White Pass Ski Area; all day

Visit for a full schedule of events.


Car Show and Vendor Fair

March 5 at the Moose Lodge, 1400 Grand Ave., Centralia

Raffle tickets to vote for cars will be sold for $1 each and will be drawn for prizes. Proceeds will go to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. Over 20 local vendors will be at this event.


Miss Lewis County

March 5 at the Centralia High School Center for Performing Arts, 813 Eshom Road, Centralia; 7 p.m.

Five young women will compete for the title of Miss Lewis County at this scholarship pageant.

Tickets will go on sale soon.


Rainy Daze Quilt Guild

March 8 at the Twin Cities Senior Center, 2545 N. National Ave., Chehalis; doors at 6 p.m., meeting at 6:30 p.m.

New members are welcome. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month.


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

March 9, 12, 13 and 14 at the Mossyrock Grange Hall, 152 Isbell Road, Mossyrock

Free tax preparation for seniors and folks in the low income category. Bring income papers.

This program will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 9, 12 and 14 and from 12 to 6 p.m. on March 13.


Riverside Fire Authority Meeting

March 9 at Station 2 headquarters, 1818 Harrison Ave., Centralia; 5 p.m.

These meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.


Workgroup for Parents of Children With Disabilities

March 9 at the Jensen Memorial Event Center, Veterans Memorial Museum at 100 SW Veterans Way; 5:30 to 7 p.m.

This class is hosted on the second Wednesday of every month until May by Reliable Enterprises and Lewis County Public Health and Social Services.

Topics include preparing for graduation and other transitions, social security, employment supports and more. Register by calling organizer Shawna Haller at 360-520-9299 or email


Lewis County Cemetery District #1 Monthly Meeting

March 9 at the cemetery office, 407 Cowlitz Road, Winlock; 7 p.m.

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


Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet

March 18 at Hotel Washington, 545 N. Market Blvd., Chehalis; Social hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and program at 7 p.m.

Reservations per person cost $50, or groups can sponsor a table for $350. RSVP by Jan. 17 by contacting the chamber at 360-748-8885 or visiting