Community Calendar: Miss Lewis County Scholarship Program Annual Meeting; Law Enforcement Forum on New Laws Pertaining to Police; Spaghetti Dinner and Bake Sale


Miss Lewis County Scholarship Program Annual Meeting

Aug. 24 at the Newaukum Grange, 104 Brown Road. E., Chehalis; 6 p.m.

All board member positions are available and will be voted on at this annual meeting of the Miss Lewis County Scholarship Program board. This meeting is open to the public. 

Law Enforcement Forum on New Laws Pertaining to Police

Aug. 25 at Adna Grange, 123 Dieckman Road, Chehalis; 7 p.m.

Law enforcement officers will share their views of laws pertaining to police tactics that went into effect on July 25 in Washington, including a ban on chokeholds and the restriction of deadly force. There will be an opportunity for the public to ask questions. 

Spaghetti Dinner and Bake Sale

Aug. 27 at the Bucoda Community Center, 101A E. Seventh St., Bucoda; 6 p.m.

Proceeds will go to Steve and Laura Purcell who lost their home in Bucoda to a house fire on July 30. Spaghetti, garlic bread, salad and pie will be served. $10 per person, family of four costs $30 with a $5 for anyone beyond that. Contact Lou Ann Hoffman at 360-736-6717 for more information.

Friends of the Winlock Library Book Sale Fundraiser

Aug. 28 at 300 NE First St., Winlock; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Books will be sold by donation. Proceeds will go to the Winlock Timberland Library. Call 360-785-3461 for more information. 

Cornhole Tournament

Aug. 28 at the Riverside Golf Club, 1451 NW Airport Way, Chehalis; Registration open at 12 p.m. Tournament 1 to 4 p.m.

Twin Cities Cornhole Club and Community First Auto Center are hosting a cornhole tournament at the Riverside Golf Club to benefit the Lewis County Forgotten Children’s Fund, which gives Christmas presents to underprivileged families. The cost to enter is $25.

Chehalis Chapter Rocky Mountain Elk

   Aug. 28 at the Jester Auto Museum and Event Center, 321 Hamilton Road, Chehalis; 4 p.m.

Tickets must be reserved in advance, none will be sold at the door. 

For more information or to purchase a ticket, contact Sandy Yanish at 360-508-0234 or email 

V-J Day Commemoration 

Sept. 2 at the Masonic Memorial Park, 455 North St. SE, Olympia in front of the Spanish War memorial; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Sacajawea chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are sponsoring this free V-J day event to honor WWII veterans. There will be speakers including local mayors, Tumwater councilwoman Debbie Sullivan and a keynote speaker from JBLM. Attendees should bring their own chair. 

Rust or Shine Car Show and Music Festival

Sept. 5 at the Veterans Memorial Museum, 100 SW Veterans Way, Chehalis; 9 a.m.

This is the 6th annual “Rust or Shine” show; funds are raised for the Veterans Memorial Museum and all kinds of vehicles — rusty or shiny — are welcome. Pre-registration is $15 per car with the ability to order a T-shirt for $15. Day-of registration is $20 a car and $20 for the T-shirt. Contact the museum at 360-740-8875 for details.

Lewis County Cemetery District #1 Monthly Meeting 

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

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

Writers Conference

Sept. 10 and 11 at Centralia College

New and seasoned writers alike can learn from Friday’s master classes, Saturday’s keynote speakers or both at this conference. Until Sept. 7, participants can choose one day for $90 or both days for $160 or pay $110 for one day at the door. Boxed lunches are included and proceeds will benefit scholarships through the Centralia College Foundation. Register at

Obstacle Course 

Sept. 11 at 600 Cinebar Road, Cinebar; 8:30 to 11 a.m.

Bethel Church and Huntting’s Pumpkin Patch and Haunted Forest will host a 5K obstacle course to benefit the Lewis County Gospel Mission. Funds raised will go toward an addiction recovery program, employment resources and on-site counseling for mission guests. For tickets, go to

Nursery and Orchard Farm Tours

Sept. 11 at Burnt Ridge Nursery, 432 Burnt Ridge Road, Onalaska

Several events will be held throughout the day including tours, fruit sampling and a question and answer session. For tickets and more information, visit