The Humane Society of Cowlitz County will be set up at the Three Rivers Mall on Friday and Saturday, open from 11 am to 4 pm in the old Fibre Federal Credit Union space. All of the animals available for adoption will be micro-chipped, and most dogs and cats will be spayed or neutered. Get more information on the Humane Society website
The 9th class of the R. A. Long High School Hall of Fame will be inducted Friday evening, with 13 new individual members going in, along with the 1950 football team. The induction ceremony will start at 5:30 pm on Friday on the Dana Brown Mainstage in the R. A. Long Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public; the school’s archive room will be open following the induction ceremony.
The annual Special Olympics Breakfast is planned for Saturday morning at the Faith Family Church facility in Longview, going from 8 to 11 am. They’re located at the corner of 38th and Ocean Beach Highway, and this event is open to everyone.
Bring the old bats, cleats, skis or other sports gear down to the McClelland Arts Center on Saturday, as Longview Parks and Recreation hosts a Sports and Outdoor Swap Meet and Sale. If you have sports and outdoor equipment or gear that’s still in good shape, you can bring it down to sell or swap. 8-foot tables can be rented, with a maximum of two tables per family. No guns, knives or weapons are allowed. Hours are 10 am until 2 pm on Saturday. Pre-registration is required, so call Parks and Rec at 442-5400.
The 37th annual Rotary Relays will be held Saturday at Longview Memorial Stadium, kicking off the local track and field season. Nine high schools from Washington and Oregon will be taking part. Field events state at 10:30, and then the track events will start at noon.
The 5th annual Cowlitz Gamers for Kids Video Game Show is planned for Saturday at the Three Rivers Mall, running from 10 am to 5 pm. This will be held in the old Big 5 space, next to Macy’s, with all of the old-school games of your youth set up for play. They’ll have raffles, a silent auction and prize competitions. Vendors will also be selling and trading games, consoles and memorabilia. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Child and Justice Advocacy Center.
Up in Toledo, the Vernal Equinox Art Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Morgan Arts Centre, open from 10 am to 5 pm each day. More than 25 local artists will be on display, they’ll have plants and bulbs for sale, along with several specialty food vendors. Get more details on the Morgan Arts Centre website.
Head on back to the days of bouffant hairdos and Brylcreem as “Kit and the Kats” perform Saturday night at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. The trio will be performing Doo-Wop hits from the ’50’s and ‘60’s at Saturday night’s show, which will start at 7:30 pm. Contact the Columbia Theatre box office for ticket information.
There’s a Community Vegan-Vegetarian Potluck Dinner and Program planned for Saturday evening at the Youth and Family Link building in Longview. Rob Henderson will be speaking on the benefits of a plant-based diet, and every guest will also receive a bottle of doTerra Wild Orange essential oil. If you plan to attend, you’re asked to bring a vegan or vegetarian dish to share. The doors will open at 6 pm on Saturday.
The Longview-Kelso Community Concert Association announces the return of this series to the local area, also moving from the Columbia Theatre to the Rose Center for the Arts. Billed as a “Greek Guitar Master,” Pavlo will kick off this year’s Community Concert series, starting at 3 pm on Sunday. You can get tickets for this event only, or find out about the whole five-show series by calling 636-2211. More information is also available by going to www.lkcca.org.