Community Calendar: Mother's Day Market; Rainy Daze Quilt Guild; Master Gardener Plant Sale


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Mushroom Club

May 3 at WSU Extension office, 17 SW Cascade St., Chehalis; 6 p.m.

The SW WA Mushroom Club (SWMS) invites everyone to its general membership meeting.

Renowned mycologist Daniel Winkler will speak. In his presentations he combines his stunning photography with a blend of entertaining stories and scientific information. His topic is “Edible Spring Mushrooms in the Pacific Northwest,” with special focus on Boletes. Daniel has an international reputation, is a prolific author and researcher and a delightful guide.


Acoustic Music Jam

May 6 at Faith Baptist Church, 436 Coal Creek Road, Chehalis; 10 a.m. to noon

Join the Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association (WOTFA) for an open acoustic music jam. The jam is open to all ages and ability levels from beginning to advanced and the tunes played will be from common American music genres like bluegrass, old time, western, Celtic, Gospel and Cajun tunes. Folks don’t have to be a member of WOTFA or even a musician to attend the jam.  Call 360-791-5185 for more information.


Mother's Day Market

May 7 at Jesters Auto Museum, 321 Hamilton Road, Chehalis; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There will be over 50 vendors to shop from at this Gemini Events market. Admission and parking are free. Visit for more information.


Mother’s Day Bingo

May 8 at 1993 S. Market Blvd, Chehalis; 2 to 4 p.m.

The Chehalis Eagles are hosting bingo for Mother’s Day. There will be 11 games at $1 per game, for the first 10 games and $3 for the final game. There will be a $10 bundle for the first game available at the door. The final game is a separate purchase. Folks could win a hanging basket or select a kids prize. There will be a $300 blackout prize during the final game.


Rainy Daze Quilt Guild

May 10 at the Twin Cities Senior Center, 2545 N. National Ave., Chehalis; 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The meeting for the Rainier Daze Quilt Guild will welcome new members. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month.


Riverside Fire Authority Meeting

May 11 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

May 11 at the Jensen Memorial Event Center, Veterans Memorial Museum at 100 SW Veterans Way; 5:30 to 7 p.m.

This class is hosted 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

May 11 at the cemetery office, 407 Cowlitz Road, Winlock; 7 p.m.

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


Centralia Athletics, Activities & Facilities Foundation Auction

May 13-15 online; 5 p.m. Friday through 3 p.m. Sunday

The Centralia Athletics, Activities & Facilities Foundation invites all to participate in an online auction. Login at or contact Jeff Thummel at 360-266-7366 for more information.


Boistfort Valley Spring Fest

May 14, Baw Faw Grange, 995 Boistfort Road, Curtis; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The 13th Boistfort Valley Spring Fest will have an indoor/outdoor art and craft fair, plant sale, hot lunch, and lots of pies and other desserts for sale. There will also be a raffle, featuring a handmade queen size quilt and also a spring photo booth.

Come out to the beautiful Boistfort Valley and stock up for your garden this year. Contact if interested in a vendor application.


Master Gardener Plant Sale

May 21, 22 at Southwest Washington Fairgrounds Blue Pavilion; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

The Master Gardeners’ Annual Spring Plant Sale is back, and provides a selection of over 1,000 tomato plants, including many heirloom varieties. Other plants include annuals, perennials, herbs, shrubs, trees and more.

Call 360-740-1216 or visit for more information.