A parody of “B-grade 1930’s detective movies” opens this weekend on the Center Stage at Lower Columbia College, as they present “Bullshot Crommond.” The curtain on this hilarious show goes up at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday night. Performances continue Thursday through Saturday over the next two weekends, as well. Tickets will be available at the Rose Center box office.
The Mainstage Theatre production of a musical comedy murder mystery called “Curtains” opens tonight on the Dana Brown Stage at R. A. Long High School. Showtime is 7:30 pm Friday and Saturday night. Tickets are available at the door.
The first-ever Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot is set for Saturday at the Cowlitz Public Shooting Range, on Toutle Park Road, north of Castle Rock. All shooters are welcome, using center-fire rifles shooting at 100-yard targets. The Turkey Shoot runs from 9 am until 2 pm, with the prizes being handed out at 3 pm. Call 274-7559 if you have questions, or go to the Cowlitz Game and Anglers website.
Down in Cathlamet, the Holiday Gift Fair runs from 10 am to 4 pm at the St. James Family Center. They’ll have a variety of hand-made gifts available for purchase, including jewelry, paintings, collectibles, antiques and Pat Talbot’s teddy bears.
Following the Holiday Gift Fair, the “Festival of Trees” will run from 4:30 pm until dusk in downtown Cathlamet. Along Main Street, you’ll be able to enjoy music and lights, you can bid for specially-decorated trees, and get pictures with Santa. Admission is free.
Up in Toledo, the 13th annual Holiday Artists Market is planned for Saturday and Sunday. More than two dozen local artists will be selling beadworks, food items, clothes, jewelry, clothes and other specially-made items. They’ll also have live music, starting at 7:30 pm on Saturday. Everything is being held in the Morgan Arts Centre, on Plomondon Road, just off Highway 505 in Toledo.
Kalama’s 15 year-old baking phenom will be the featured guest at a Vegan-Vegetarian Community Potluck that’s planned for Saturday evening at the Youth and Family Link building on Douglas Street in Longview. Robert Ahrens will talk about his Kalama Sourdough Bread, which he makes with only three ingredients. The potluck begins at 6 pm on Saturday; you’re asked to bring a plant-based dish; they’re also asking for a small donation to help with expenses.
There’s a comedy show planned for Saturday night at the Axis Sports Bar on Commerce Avenue in Longview, looking to raise money for the family of Thad Roberts of Kelso. Roberts died in September, in a kayaking mishap on the Lewis River. The show will feature Todd Armstrong and Richie Stratton, and will start at 7:30 Saturday night.
The 31st annual Jumbo’s Memorial Toy Run is planned for Sunday, with dozens of motorcycles and riders expected to be bringing toys for the benefit of kids throughout Cowlitz County. Jumbo’s Toy Run will depart the Kelso Elks Lodge on Grade Street promptly at 1 pm, and will eventually conclude at that same location. You need a donation of $10 or a new toy to be able to take part. Call 578-2002 or 749-3495 if you have any questions.