Community Calendar: Tenino Oregon Trail Days; Packwood Airport Fly-In; ChehalisFest


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Friends of the Winlock Library Book Sale Fundraiser

July 24 at 300 NE 1st Street, 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.


Tenino Oregon Trail Days

July 23 to July 25 in Tenino; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Black powder shoot and pioneer rendezvous, rock and gem show, parade, craft vendors, Tenino Farmers Market and Pioneer Village with free family activities at Tenino Depot Museum.


Packwood Airport Fly-In

July 24 at the Packwood Airport; All day.

Shirts will be sold, proceeds will go toward airport upkeep.



July 26 to 31 in Downtown Chehalis

ChehalisFest, normally a single-day event, will return this year for a week of activities culminating in a street fair and car show on July 31. Week-long activities will include a scavenger hunt, sidewalk sales and games at participating shops. Find more information at


Paint Night by Joan and Sue’s Art Classes

July 29 at the Morton Moose Lodge, 102 First St., Morton; 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Paint your very own masterpiece. The theme of this paint night is “Great Catch.” Find tickets for $35 at Snacks and drinks provided.


Lintott-Alexander Park Benefit Party

July 30 at Lintott-Alexander Park, 1101 Riverside Road W, Chehalis; 5 to 8 p.m.; RSVP at

The Chehalis Foundation will host a “Party in the Park” to raise funds for repair and maintenance of the Lintott-Alexander Park. Entrance is $50. This event is already fully funded by a foundation donor, so 100% of the proceeds will go to the budget for the park.

Attendees can enjoy beverages, appetizers, activities and music.

Call or text Jenny Collins, executive director of the Chehalis Foundation at 360-508-6572.



United Way Annual ‘Power of the Purse’

Aug. 3 at The Barn on Jackson, 3605 Jackson Hwy, Chehalis; 4:30 p.m.

Tickets must be reserved at

United Way Lewis County hosts this event to celebrate the power of women who support the community. Single tickets cost $50, a table for eight costs $500 and includes the company/host name on display. This year’s event will feature a raffle of purse packages and accessories, the presentation of the “Woman of Distinction Award,” appetizers by Joy’s Once Upon a Thyme and more.


Free Concert

Aug. 8 at the Tenino Quarry Pool; 1 p.m.

The Olympia Symphony Orchestra will perform a mix of patriotic and Americana songs inside the drained Tenino Quarry Pool kiddie area. The concert is free to attendees, who are encouraged to bring their own seats and umbrellas for shade.


Morton Loggers Jubilee

Aug. 13 to 15 at 451 Knittles Way, Morton

Back for the 78th time, this event celebrates the history of loggers in Morton with a parade, lawnmower races, a pageant and logging show competition featuring axe throwing, tree topping, pole climbing and many other categories.

Visit for more information.


Mount St. Helens Bluegrass Festival

Aug. 13 to 15 at Kemp Olson Memorial Park, Toledo

California bands “Central Valley Boys” and “Crying Uncle” will headline. Others featured at the festival will be Oregon’s “Fern Hill,” “Kentucky Sky” from Idaho and Olympic Peninsula ensemble “FarmStrong.” The event will also include workshops, open mics and a “band scramble.” For more information, visit


Southwest Washington Fair

Aug. 17 to 22 at 1909 S Gold St, Centralia

The theme for this year’s fair is “Let’s All Go To The Fair.” The fair opens each day at 10 a.m. On Tuesday through Thursday, closing time is 10 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, it closes at 11 p.m. and on Sunday it closes at 7 p.m. 

Concerts, contests, a rodeo, local talent, vendors, fair food, carnival rides and a petting zoo and more make the fair Lewis County’s most popular event.

Learn more at

Friends of the Winlock Library Book Sale Fundraiser

Aug. 28 at 300 NE 1st Street, 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.