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Weekend Events–10/31-11/2/14

Posted on 31st October 2014 at 09:01

Friday:
The Three Rivers Mall continues its “Reel Pop-Up Movies” through the weekend, with free screenings of “Goonies,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Mask,” and “E.T.” They will also have matinee screenings of “Hotel Transylvania.” This will be near the SW corner of the mall, and you can get the current movie schedule on www.threeriversmall.com, or on the TRM Facebook page.

Youth and Family Link continues with its Family Open Gym Nights on Friday, running from 6:30 to 8 pm. You’re invited to bring the whole family down for movies, crafts, bingo and other fun. Youth and Family Link is located at 907 Douglas Street in Longview.

Saturday:
The 37th annual Toy Soldier Bazaar runs from 9 am until 4 pm on Saturday at the Cowlitz County Conference Center, with this year’s proceeds helping to support Addy Jo Clifton, a local little girl who is battling cancer. Donated entrance fees will be going directly to Addy Jo and her family. Call 751-5106 for more information.

You can help out the Show and Chamber Choirs at Kelso High School by going to a Craft Fair Fundraiser that’s planned for Saturday in Gregg Hall at Cowlitz Villa in Kelso. The choirs are working to raise $30,000 to send 27 students for a special tour and performance at Disneyland. They’ll have locally-crafted gifts, jewelry, candles, baked goods and other items. Hours are 9 am to 6 pm; Gregg Hall is located at 900 Grade Street in Kelso.

The YMCA of Southwest Washington kicks off its Kids Goodtymes Program on Saturday, providing activities, games and other fun for special needs children between the ages of 6 and 13. Financial assistance is available for families that qualify. Call the Y at 423-4770 for more information.

There’s a free Water Safety Training class for families that starts on Saturday, November 1st at the YMCA in Longview. You can learn how to help yourself and others while in the water during the class. Participants will receive a 30 to 40-minute water safety swim lesson, followed by 10 to 15 minutes of free time in the Y’s Activity Pool. The classes run two Saturdays in a row, and will be offered at different times through December 6th and 13th. Call the Y at 423-4770 to get registration information.

There’s a free “Adventures in Boating” education course being offered on Saturday at the Cowlitz County Search and Rescue Building, going from 8 am until 4 pm. Call the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office at 577-3092 for registration information.

If you have some pictures that you would like to show in this year’s annual Amateur Photo Contest and Show at the McClelland Arts Center, entires are being accepted from 2 to 5 pm on Sunday, the 2nd and from 4 to 7 pm on Monday, the 3rd. The show itself starts next Friday, with an Artists Reception that evening. After that, the Photo Contest and Show will run through Sunday, the 9th. Contact Longview Parks and Rec for more information.

The annual Mist Helping Circle Fall Festival is set for this Saturday, starting at 6 pm in the Mist Grade School Gym. They’ll have a live and silent auction, a bake sale, door prizes, a quilt raffle and an entertainment program. This is the primary fundraising event for the Helping Circle, and will help to support maintenance of the Mist Cemetery, along with a scholarship program.

You can help to improve the habitat for the endangered Columbian White-Tailed Deer by heading down to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday. Volunteers are needed to help plant thousands of native trees and shrubs to help provide cover and fed for the deer, starting this weekend and going into March of next year. Get more details on the Refuge website.

It’s the last weekend for the Cowlitz Community Farmer’s Market , your last chance to come and find produce, plants, crafts, baked goods, eggs, entertainment, and other fun! Come on down and join the fun, there’s something good for everyone! Hours are 9 am until 2 pm on Saturday in the parking lot on 7th Avenue, across from the Cowlitz County Fairgrounds.

Sunday:
Play some bingo and help support the Crusaders Relay for Life Team on Sunday at the Longview Eagles, located at 1526 12th Avenue. Kids are welcome to attend the 2 pm session; they’ll start with a regular session, and will follow that with a speed session. Details are available through the Longview Eagles.

At 7 pm on Sunday, you’re invited to attend “A Service of Remembrance” at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Longview. The Columbia Choral Ensemble will be featured, along with the Lower Columbia Women’s Threshold Choir. You can come by and find space for quiet and healing. This is also a benefit for Community Home Health and Hospice. Call 414-5465 for more information.

The Downtown Longview Farmers and Artisans Market is open from 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday at 15th and Broadway in downtown Longview. Along with the locally grown produce, they’ll have all kinds of hand-made crafts, specialty foods, flower baskets and other items for sale. Find out more by calling 957-2515.