It should be a “colorful” Third Friday event at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, as Honey Bea Hart of Longview is accompanied by two other “Superstar Divas” in presenting the first-ever Drag Cabaret at the historic building. Showtime is 7 pm Friday night; call 575-TIXX for ticket information, or go to the CTPA web page for more information.
Stageworks Northwest presents “The Lion in Winter,” running each weekend through March 1st. The story of the dysfunctional family of King Henry II will be presented at 7:30 pm Friday and Saturday night, along with a 2 pm Sunday matinee, with all performances being held at the Longview Theatre on Commerce Avenue in Longview. Go to the Stageworks Northwest web page for more information.
The Love Street Playhouse in Woodland continues a production of the hysterical musical “Nunsense.” This rollicking comedy will be presented Friday and Saturday night at the Love Street Playhouse, located at 126 Love Street in Woodland. Curtain is 7:30 pm each night.
Each weekend through the end of this month, Gallery 505 in Toledo is hosting a Metal and Glass Artwork Show, featuring works from a dozen different local artists. Hours at Gallery 505 run from 2 pm to 6 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays. They’re located at 205 Cowlitz Street in downtown Toledo.
Friday Night Open Gym continues at Youth and Family Link on Douglas Street in Longview, starting at 6:30 pm. There is a charge of $3 per adult to take part in the open basketball sessions. Call Youth and Family Link at 423-6741 for more information.
The Marine Division of the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office is offering another day-long “Adventures in Boating” certification course on Saturday, going from 8 am to 3:30 pm. The free class is open to anyone who needs to obtain a Washington State Boaters Education Card, and this will also be the final class until after the boating season ends in September. The free class will be held at the Cowlitz County Search and Rescue building, located at 1800 Western Lane in Kelso. Call Deputy Jordan Spencer at 577-3092 for more information.
The 3rd annual Cowlitz County CASA Dodgeball Tourney gets under way around 9 am Saturday morning at the Mint Valley Racquet and Fitness Club. As many as 24 teams will vie for the title of best dodgeballers in Cowlitz County, with all proceeds helping to benefit Cowlitz County CASA.
Washington AAA is offering a refresher course on defensive driving skills, starting at 9 am on Saturday at Lower Columbia College. Participants will get practical training for traffic accident prevention, while also enhancing driver safety and confidence. Drivers 55 years and older who complete the course could qualify for an insurance discount. Call 1-800-462-3728 for more information.
Safe Kids Lower Columbia is holding a Car Seat Clinic from 10 am until 1 pm on Saturday at the Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue Main Station on Vine Street in Kelso. You can find out if you’re using your child car seat properly at this event, with a trained technician checking that installation for free. They’ll also have some new car seats available for low-income families that might have obsolete or recalled car seats.
Winter swim lessons start on Saturday at Dick Mealy Memorial Pool at Mark Morris High School. The lessons will be held each Saturday through March 28th, at a cost of $35 for 6 lessons. Sessions are offered at 10:10 am and 11:05 am. Download a registration form from the Longview Schools web page, or call 575-7709 for more information. Open Swim sessions are also offered from noon to 3 pm on Saturdays, at a cost of $3.50 per person.
The monthly “Soup’s On” community lunch is being offered this Saturday at the Kelso First Baptist Church. Doors open at 11:30 am, with lunch served until 1 pm. The Clothes Closet will also be open for those who have a need.
The “Blues are Back” Saturday night at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, a stellar show that will feature some of the hottest blues artists around. Singer and bass player Lisa Mann will be joined by Lloyd Jones and Karen Lovely for a show that will start at 7:30 pm Saturday night. Get tickets off of the Columbia Theatre web page, or call 575-TIXX for ticket information.