The Centralia Chehalis Vintage Auto Club will host the 53rd Annual Harvest Swap Meet at the Southwest Fairgrounds in Chehalis September 21st and 22nd from 8:00am-5:00pm. There are classic cars and trucks for sale along with motorcycles, jewelry, vintage clothes, and much more. Admission is only $5.00 and children under 12 get in free.
Mount Rainier National Park will open to the public for free all day on Saturday September 22nd in celebration of National Public Lands Day! The leaves are starting to turn now and the roads are all still open.
The Friends of the Seminary Hill Natural Area will host their first-ever Autumn Work Party at the hillside forest on Saturday September 22nd from 9am-Noon. From Ivy removal to trail upkeep there are projects for folks of all ages. The Friends group will provide cookies and coffee and the Centralia Quiznos will donate free sandwiches for workers. Pull on your work boots and gloves and join them at the parking lot at Barner Drive and Locust Street at 9am. More information at 360-623-2334.
The Veterans Memorial Museum will host an event to honor and remember our Korean War Veterans and those who were prisoners of war and those still missing in action. It's free and open to the public and refreshments will be available after the event. Saturday September 22nd at 2pm at the Museum in Chehalis.
The Hospice Program of Providence Sound Home Care and Hospice is offering hospice volunteer training. Volunteers are a part of the team that helps patients at the end of their life to maintain their independence and quality of life. The first session is Wednesday September 26th 9am-4pm at the Providence office in Olympia. For an application and signup call 360-493-4689.
The Providence Medical Group and the Centralia Rotary Club will host The Healthy-Do-List, a FREE community event to learn about healthy lifestyle choices. Thursday September 27th 6pm-8pm at TransAlta Hall at Centralia College. You can sample healthy food, get lifestyle advice and take home great recipes. Bring your questions for the doctors, nurses, registered dieticians and more. Info at www.provregister.org or 360-330-8656.
The second annual Oktoberfest is coming to Packwood on Friday September 28th and Saturday the 29th. Events include the traditional keg tapping with music, beer, and food on Friday night. Saturday there will be entertainment, vendors, food, games, and more. Everyone is welcome at this family friendly event! More information at http://www.destinationpackwood.com.
The Run To Survive ZOMBIE RUN is coming to Cinebar on Saturday October 20th starting at high Noon. Get your tickets now at Huntting's Pumpkin Patch at 600 Cinebar Road. Register before October 1st to receive a T-shirt and a "Survive" or "Infected" medallion. More info at 360-269-8271 or online at www.brownpapertickets.com at "Run to Survive".
"Discover Magic This Halloween" at the Red Barn Studios in Chehalis. This special Halloween event is a benefit for the Discover Children's Museum. Wednesday October 31st (Halloween) starting at 4pm. There's face painting, games and activities for the kids and the magic show with Ben Robinson starts at 5pm. Admission is $10 adults, $5 for children BUT the kids can get in FREE if they are wearing a costume. Space is limited. Info 360-219-6525.
You are invited to learn to Square Dance with the Prairie Steppers on Tuesdays from 7-9pm. Your first lesson is free, then it's just $2.50 per person. It's all taught by nationally known caller Don Wood at the Oakview Grange, 2715 North Pearl Street in Centralia. Wear comfortable shoes. More information at 360-273-4884 or 360-736-5172.
The Senior Action Network is seeking nominations for outstanding caregivers. The 18th Annual Caregiver Recognition Awards Dinner is coming up in October and nominations are being accepted now through September 25th. The Awards Dinner will be held on October 25th at South Sound Manor. More information at 360-742-6874
The Twin City Senior Center in Chehalis hosts Acoustic Bluegrass Music the first Saturday of each month. All-level jam sessions are from 2pm-5pm. Dinner is served at 5pm and Open Mic is 6pm-8pm. More information at 360-520-7281.