The Friends of the Kelso Library are holding a Used Book Sale on Friday, Saturday and Monday at their space in the Three Rivers Mall. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm each day, with a “clearance day” planned for Monday. Proceeds from the sale will help to support Kelso Library programs.
Stageworks Northwest opens a comedy dinner theater production, running through the 26th at the Rutherglen Mansion. “Till Death Do Us Part” is being presented on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; your admission ticket will include the show, along with dinner from the restaurant. Call the Rutherglen Mansion at 425-5816 for reservations and show tickets.
The annual Ladies of the Lake Quilt Guild “Quilts for All Seasons” quilt show is being held on Friday and Saturday at the Youth and Family Link building at 907 Douglas in Longview. Jane Reed is this year’s featured quilter, along with demonstrations, door prizes, vendors, a “country store” and raffles. Hours are 10 am to 4 pm each day.
Billed as “Southwest Washington’s fastest and prettiest race,” the annual Harvest Classic 10K-5K Run and Walk is planned for Saturday morning. The first gun goes off at 8:30 tomorrow morning, with the LifeWorks building on New York Street serving as the start-finish line. This event is organized each year by the Longview Early Edition Rotary, helping to support the Help Food Warehouse and Rotary service programs. Volunteers are also needed to help out with the event; contact Colleen Dean at Lower Columbia CAP, call 425-3430, extension 282.
The first-ever Castle Rock Community Garden Harvest Festival is planned for Saturday at their facility next to the North County Recreation Complex. Last weekend’s storm destroyed most of their corn maze, but they still plan to have other games, a farmer’s market, vendor booths, and other fun. The Harvest Festival runs from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, and admission is free.
The 12th annual “Runway to Recovery Breast Cancer Survivors Fashion Show” is planned for tomorrow at the Cowlitz County Expo Center, an even that supports the St. John Foundation and the renovations of the PeaceHealth Breast Center. That facility is now being remodeled, and will re-open in the spring as the “Kearney Breast Center.” The Fashion Show and Luncheon opens at 11 am on Saturday, with the main program going from noon until 2. Call 414-7900 for ticket information.
The Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser in support of Matthew Renaud is set for tomorrow evening at the AWPPW Hall on 15th Avenue in Longview. Family members and friends are working to raise money to sent Renaud to Portugal for a stem cell treatment that may help him regain the ability to walk. Renaud lost that ability after a spinal injury several years ago. This is expected to run from 5 to 10 pm, with Raeann Phillips also performing a solo show. Call 636-0908 if you’d like to help out.
The Clatskanie Health and Safety Fair is set for Saturday, running from 10 am to 2 pm at the Clatskanie Public Utility District headquarters on the Columbia River Highway. They’ll have a number of displays and demonstrations, free gun locks and other free fun. A number of prize giveaways are also planned.
The Cowlitz Community Farmers Market is open on Saturday from 9 am until 2 pm in the parking lot on 7th Avenue across from the Fairgrounds. The market runs through October. The Northwest harvest season is still in high gear, so all kinds of great fresh fruits and veggies are available.
The “Go&Be&Do,” series continues; 12-week series about going into the community and making a difference will continue through November 24th. This week, the topic is “Heal Me,” with Mike Jackson speaking on the Gospel of Matthew. The church is located at 30th and Pacific Way in Longview.
Jamaican-born Huntley Brown will bring his “Musical Ministry” to Longview on Sunday, performing at 4 pm Sunday afternoon in the Wollenberg Auditorium at LCC. Offerings will be accepted at the door, with the proceeds helping to support the Three River Christian School.
Catch the Downtown Farmers Market on Sunday, set up in the parking lot at 15th and Broadway, across from the Longview City Hall. Along with the fresh flowers, hanging baskets, and handmade crafts, they’ll have beets, onions, carrots, zucchini and other local fresh produce this weekend. Hours are 10 am to 3pm on Sunday.