There are several things going on around the area today, starting with today’s Community Conversation lecture at Lower Columbia College. History instructor Courtney Shah will be today’s lecturer, presenting a talk titled “Gender and the Civil Rights Act.” The free lecture will start at noon in the Wollenberg Auditorium at the Rose Center for the Arts.
Fibre Federal Credit Union is hosting a Bingo fundraiser in support of Community Home Health and Hospice, starting at 6:30 this evening at the Kelso Eagles. You can save $5 on the entry fee by pre-registering; they will also have prize giveaways and raffles. Call 575-5725 or 414-4205 for more information.
The Kelso High School Drama Club is opening up a musical comedy called “Wagon Wheels West,” being presented this weekend and next weekend in the KHS Auditorium. Showtimes are at 7 pm tonight and Saturday, along with a 2 pm matinee on Sunday. Performances are also planned next Friday and Saturday nights. Contact the Kelso High School office for ticket information.
Environmental historian Joshua Howe is the next featured artist in the Northwest Voices Literary Series, coming in tonight for an after-hours reading at the Longview Public Library, followed by a writing workshop tomorrow at LCC. Howe is an assistant professor of history and environmental studies at Reed College in Portland; his latest book is titled “Behind the Curve: Science and the Politics of Global Warming.” Howe has a wide-ranging background in education and in life, also working as a journalist in a variety of outdoor fields. This evening’s reading will start at 7 pm in the Longview Library, and then tomorrow’s writing workshop will run from noon to 1 pm in the Wollenberg Auditorium. Both events are free and open to all.