Community Calendar: Spring Youth Fair; Mother’s Day Craft/Bazaar; Spaghetti Feed Preschool Fundraiser


Spring Youth Fair

April 29, 30 and May 1 at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds

Parking and admission are free on Friday, April 29 and throughout the fair for kids ages 5 and below. Saturday/Sunday parking costs $5 and admission is $5 per day for anyone age 13 or older, $4 per day for ages 6 through 12. Entries are open on April 26 from 4 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit


Mother’s Day Craft/Bazaar

April 29, 30, Hope Grange, 118 Antrim Road, Winlock; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Proceeds to benefit Small Acts of Kindness, for Winlock community holiday baskets.  Contact Carolyne Nixon 360-520-0772 or Debbie Dobosh 360-304-0068 for more information and table rentals.


Spaghetti Feed Preschool Fundraiser

April 29, Community Presbyterian Church of Onalaska, 288 Carlisle Ave, Onalaska; 6:30 p.m.

The Community Presbyterian Church of Onalaska Preschool is holding its First Annual Spaghetti Feed and Silent Auction to help raise funds to expand and refurbish its playground into an outdoor classroom. $10 per person.


Gate Community Club Plant Sale

April 30 at the Historic Gate City Schoolhouse, 16925 Moon Road SW, Rochester; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Proceeds from the plant sale will be used for improvements of the historic schoolhouse.


Spring Fling

April 30, Logan Hill Grange, 105 Hewitt Road, Chehalis; 1 to 5 p.m.

Clap your hands, stomp those feet, dance to that fine blue grass of the Dills Family Band. There will be music, hot dogs, potato chips, home-baked beans, cookies and beverages for $10 per person. No charge for children 12 and under. Call 253-302-1955 or email for more information.



April 30 and May 1 online

Lewis County AAUW is in its sixth year of providing original short films directed by and about women. For a donation of $10, films can be accessed online during a 48-hour period beginning 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 30. Proceeds support Hope Alliance and scholarships for Lewis County Women. Buy tickets online at


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, 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 and the tunes played will be from common American music genres like bluegrass, western, 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, 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.


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