There’s a special Halloween Blood Drive planned for Friday afternoon and evening in Kelso, and making a donation could help you with your Halloween fun. The American Red Cross Blood Drive will run from 2 to 7 pm today at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, located at 402 Crawford Street in Kelso. All “presenting donors” will receive a free ticket to the Clark County “Scare Grounds” Haunted Houses. Call 360-759-1729 to set up an appointment, or go to redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code “Gloriadei.”
Down in Woodland, the Love Street Playhouse wraps up a production of the classic “Dial M for Murder,” running through Saturday. Curtain each night at the Love Street Playhouse is at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available through the Love Street Playhouse website.
Local writers and artists have just through Saturday to get the final touches on their entries for the 2016 Salal Review, the award-winning arts magazine published each spring by Lower Columbia College. Original short stories, essays and poems MUST be submitted by 10/31 to be considered for the 2016 edition, which will be published in May. Get full details on the entry process by going to the LCC web page, or you can call 442-2630.
This Saturday in St. Helens, they’re holding the 24th annual Children’s Fair, running from 10 am to 4 pm at St. Helens High School. Organized by the Kiwanis Day Breakers, the Children’s Fair is intended as an interactive event for kids of all ages, offering free activities while parents gather information on services available in town. Entertainment is scheduled through the day, along with puzzles from OMSI, puppet shows, clowns, reptile displays and a lot more. It’s free, and you can bring the whole family.
The 10th annual Service of Remembrance and Healing is set for this Sunday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Longview, celebrated by Mother Kathleen Patton and the congregation. The Columbian Choral Ensemble and the Lower Columbia Threshold Choir will perform, there will be a short message from the pastor, and then candles will be lit in memory of those who have been lost. Offerings will be collected, with all of those proceeds going to Community Home Health and Hospice.