More than 100 hand-crafted works of fabric art will be on display Friday and Saturday at the Ladies of the Lake Quilt Show, “Quilting for the Art of It.” This will run from 10 am to 4 pm both days at the Youth and Family Link building, located at 907 Douglas Street in Longview. Along with the quilts on display, there will be quilting demonstrations, “Make-and-Take” projects, books, displays and a raffle for a special quilt. Proceeds will go to Youth and Family Link.
The New Faces of Nashville concerts continue Friday night at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, as Cookin’ Country 105.5 brings in Drake White and his “Livin’ the Dream” show. Come and see “tomorrow’s stars today” this Friday night at the Columbia Theatre, starting at 7 pm. Go to Bob’s Sporting Goods for advance tickets, or go to kukn.com for ticket information.
A “cheeky” comedy called “Nana’s Naughty Knickers” is the 2016 season opener for Stageworks Northwest, wrapping up this weekend at the Longview Theatre on Commerce Avenue. Showtimes are 7:30 pm Friday and Saturday nights, along with a 2 pm Sunday matinee. Get ticket information and learn about the rest of the 2016-2017 season by going to stageworksnorthwest.org; tickets are also available at the door, one hour before curtain.
A student-directed and produced 2-person comedy called “Jerry Finnegan’s Sister” is being presented this Friday and Saturday night on the Dana Brown Mainstage at R. A. Long High School, with the curtain set for 7:30 pm each night. This production will be helping to raise funds for future Mainstage productions. Tickets are available at the R. A. Long ASB Office, or at the door; dessert will also be served at the intermission.
The R-Square-D Dance Club invites you to come and celebrate Oktoberfest Weekend, with dancing Friday and Saturday at the Rose Valley Grange. Dancing goes from 7:30 to 10 pm Friday night, a Garage Sale opens at 9 am on Saturday, and then the dancing starts at 4:30 pm, going into the night. A German dinner will be served at 7:30 pm Saturday night, followed by dancing and a breakfast at 8:30 Sunday morning. It’s open to all, with all-event or individual-event admission available.
Out west of town, they’re celebrating “Columbia River Country Days” in Wahkiakum County, with events around the county both Friday and Saturday, capped off by the Grays River Covered Bridge Dinner Saturday night. Get information from the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce.
The 37th annual Longview Early Edition Rotary Harvest Classic 5K/10K Run and Walk happens Saturday morning on the streets of Longview, starting and finishing at the Life Works building, located at 904 New York Street. The 10K will start at 8:30, followed by the 5K at 8:45. There’s also a Pee Wee Fun Run at 9:45. Get more information on the Longview Harvest Classic Facebook page.
The Kelso Senior Center is putting on a Fall Festival Garage Sale on Saturday, opening at 9 am at the facility in West Kelso. The Senior Center is located in the old Catlin Hall, located at 108 Northwest 8th in Kelso.
They’re kicking off the 2016 pumpkin season this Saturday at the Pomeroy Living History Farm, located on Lucia Falls Road, just a few miles outside of Yacolt. Pumpkin Lane will be open from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and from 11 am to 4 pm on Sunday each weekend through October. There’s a mile-long hayride with more than 100 “Pumpkin People” along the route, a hay bale maze for the kids, games, animals and a lot more. The event will help to support the non-profit living history museum and its programs. Find out more at pomeroyfarm.org.
The Republican candidate for Governor is scheduled to be in Kelso on Saturday, making a campaign visit to the Pacific Barber Shop in Kelso. Bill Ammons says that Bill Bryant is coming in at noon on Saturday, and should be available for questions and answers. Ammons says that he’s also working to get incumbent Governor Jay Inslee in for a visit later in October.
The month-long “Spirit of Halloweentown” Festival opens on Saturday in St. Helens starting with the St. Helens Halloween Parade at 4:30 pm, and ceremonial Pumpkin Lighting in the Courthouse Plaza at 7:30. The Haunted House in the 2C’s Vendor Mall Building will be open from 5 pm to midnight each weekend through Halloween, with VIP Tours available from midnight to 1 am. Events are planned each weekend through Halloween.
The 14th annual North County Recreation Association Fundraising Dinner and Auction is set for Saturday night, ripping it up with “The Roaring 20’s.” This is being held at Parker’s Steak House, just off exit 49 in Castle Rock. No-host cocktails open at 4 pm, followed by dinner and the auction from 5:30 to 9 pm. Proceeds will help to support the North County Recreation Complex.
There’s a Scappoose Bay Cleanup planned for Saturday, with volunteers being sent out to numerous locations via kayak, canoe and standup paddleboard. The cleanup will go from 8 am until 1 pm, and from 1 to 3 pm, they’ll be planting native plants at the Marina Campground. Gloves and equipment will be provided. Call 503-397-7904 to RSVP.
The Cowlitz Community Farmers Market continues on Saturday through October, offering fresh produce, baked goods, honey and more from 9 am until 2 pm on Saturdays and Tuesdays in the 7th Avenue parking lot, across from the County Fairgrounds.
The Saturday Farmer’s Market in Clatskanie goes from 10 am until 2 pm through October 8th at Cope’s Park on the Clatskanie River.
The 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Southwest Washington takes place Sunday morning at Lake Sacajawea, with registration opening at 11 am. A ceremony is planned at noon, and then the two-mile Walk will start at 12:30. More information is available on the Walk to End Alzheimer’s web page.
Settled in at a new venue, the Kelso Bridge Market runs from 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday at the Three Rivers Mall, right next to the southwest entry.