Community Calendar: Mossyrock Blueberry Festival; Antique Fest; Winlock Pickersfest


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Antique Fest

Aug. 5 through 7 in Downtown Centralia; Fri: 3 to 7 p.m., Sat: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be an outdoor vintage flea market that will include “vintage, shabby, mid century, industrial, antiques, collectibles, salvage, repurposed, live music, sidewalk sales throughout downtown, and more.”


20th Annual Pickersfest Music Festival

Aug. 5 through 7 at Winolequa Park near Winlock

The Washington Acoustic Music Association will host the Pickersfest Music Festival where headliners, including Pearl Django, The Portland Radio Ponies, String Theory, Sunny South and Choroloco, will play for attendees while teaching free festival workshops on a variety of instruments. Music jams and open mic opportunities will also be held. Food will be available with proceeds going to support the Winlock Youth Baseball organization. Camping is $10 per night and attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs for seating. For more information, contact Marv Sobolesky at 360-880-4273.


Packwood Music in the Park

Aug. 6 at Packwood Community Park, 12935 Highway 12, Packwood; 6 to 8 p.m.

The public is invited to watch Stationary Stones for family friendly live music. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be on sale. For questions, call Jan Grose at 360-494-4007.


Mossyrock Blueberry Festival

Aug. 6 and 7 at the Mossyrock City Park, 202 Ajlune Rd., Mossyrock; Opens 9 a.m. both days.

A pie eating contest will be held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 6 and Tony Braanco will perform live music from 6 to 10 p.m. A fireworks show will take place at 9 p.m. on Aug. 6. A “Show and Shine” car show and two Civil War reenactments will take place on both days.


Movies in the Park

Aug. 11 at Recreation Park, Chehalis; 7 p.m.

“Raya, The Last Dragon” will show at dusk. Popcorn, snacks and water will be available. Attendees are asked to bring blankets and chairs for a comfortable viewing.


Onalaska Volunteer Firefighters’ Association Inaugural Car Show

Aug. 13 at LCFD #1 Main Station, 1733 state Route 508, Onalaksa; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The show will feature rods, customs, classics, special interest cars, fire trucks and motorcycles. There will also be Chicago pin-up girls. T-shirts will be available and raffles will be held. A biscuits and gravy breakfast will take place at 7 a.m. and a Fireman Chili Lunch will be held at 11:30 a.m. There is a $50 early bird drawing for pre-registration. Trophies will be presented at 2 p.m. Must be present to win. For more information, contact Vicky at 360-508-6804, Kathy at 360-520-9098 or email


Steve Stinson Legacy Family Forest Field Day

Aug. 13 at Heitzmann/Laulainen Tree Farm, 1309 King Road, Winlock; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This “out in the woods” educational event will be run by Washington State University  Extension and will include classes on a variety of topics, including  Chainsaw Safety and Maintenance, Forestland Taxes, Hazard Tree Assessment, Small-Scale Sawmills and Noxious Weed Control. The cost is $20 per person or $30 per family of two or more before 5 p.m. on August 5. After August 5, the cost increases by $10. Registration and payment can be done by mail or online. Go to for more information.


First Responders Appreciation Day

Aug. 13 at The Twin Cities Church of Christ, 502 E. Plum Street, Centralia; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Twin Cities Church of Christ  502 E. Plum St. Centralia will be sponsoring a First Responders Appreciation Day for all Police Officers, Fire Department Personnel and Ambulance Drivers. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and pop will be served. For questions, email Bonnie Smiley at


40th Anniversary Packwood Timberland Library

Aug. 13 at the Packwood Timberland Library, 109 Main Street West, Packwood; 11 a.m.

A live entertainment, interactive kids show with ventriloquism and musical comedy will take place at 11 a.m. Folk songs of the 1960s and 1970s will take place at 1 p.m.