From 11 am to 1 pm today at Lower Columbia College, the “Veteran’s Voices Club” will be set up in the lower level of the Student Center, setting out “Thank You” cards that you’ll be able to fill out, and which will then be sent to local veterans. Vet Corps Coordinator Brian Bales says that this is a great way to say “thanks” to local veterans, showing your appreciation for what those people have done. Veteran’s Voices is also partnering with Beacon Hill Elementary School through this month, conducting a Care Package Drive for troops stationed in Afghanistan. Call 442-2346 if you need more information or if you’d like to help out.
LCC Economics instructor Jim Franz is the featured speaker at this week’s Community Conversation lecture, presenting a talk entitled “The Art of Social Science: Why You Can’t Prove a Theory to be True, or Why Economists Have So Many Hands. The free lecture starts at noon in the Wollenberg Auditorium at the Rose Center for the Arts.
The annual Salvation Army Doll Tea is set for today at the Calvary Community Church in Longview, going from 11:30 am to 2 pm. The theme for this year’s event is “Somewhere Over the Rainbow. You’ll be able to view these extravagantly decorated dolls, have a cup of tea and enjoy a treat, free of charge. At 2 pm, High Tea will be served, and the winning dolls in five categories will be auctioned off. The categories are Best of Theme, Best Workmanship, Most Lovable, Most Beautiful and Best Dressed Barbie. Other donated collectible dolls will also be auctioned off. The remaining dolls will be donated to the Salvation Army Christmas Center, along with all of the proceeds from the auction. Calvary Community Church is located at 2655 38th Avenue in Longview.
Today and tomorrow, the Beaver Valley Grange holds its Fall Bazaar and Rummage Sale, a benefit for hospice and youth soccer. Hours are 10 am to 4 pm each day. Refreshments will be available for purchase; the Beaver Valley Grange is located on Larson Road, about three miles west of Rainier.
The Lower Columbia Professionals are holding a fundraising Bunco Night tonight, looking to raise money for the LCP Scholarship Fund. This is being held at the Longview Eagles, located at 1526 12th Avenue in downtown Longview. The doors will open at 5, and the first roll is set for 6 pm. Along with the Bunco competition, they’ll have raffles, food and beverages. Contact the Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce to get signed up.
A special program on the history of Longview Fibre is planned this evening at the Cowlitz County Historical Museum in Kelso, followed by a repeat presentation tomorrow afternoon. Historical writer David Wilma is going to talk about his new book on the history of the Longview Fibre Company; he’ll be presenting information about the iconic mill on the Longview waterfront, along with early images connected to the company. Tonight’s program is set for 7 pm, followed by tomorrow’s presentation at noon. Both events are free and open to all.