The Southwest Washington Youth Symphony Young Musicians Summer Camp concludes on Friday with a special concert, starting at 5:30 pm in the Rose Center for the Arts at LCC. Call 430-1978 or 430-7283 for more information.
There’s a free theater workshop for local 6th-to-8th graders going on Friday at the Kelso Public Library. The workshop is titled “Let’s Make-Up,” and will focus on makeup as the foundational image for all performers. The free workshop runs from 3:30 to 4:30 Friday afternoon at the Kelso Library in the Three Rivers Mall.
The theme for the 78th annual Winlock Egg Days is “The Wonderful Egg of Oz,” being held Friday and Saturday, with all kinds of great fun planned. The first-ever “Import Tuner Car Show” runs from 5 to 9 pm on Friday, along with the Queen’s Coronation at 7. The World’s Largest Egg has been dolled up as a monument to the 12th Man and the Seattle Seahawks, and of course, there are free egg salad sandwiches being served at 11 am on Saturday, along with all of the other fun events.
For the second year in a row, the Oregon Waterfowl Festival is being held in St. Helens. The three-day event is being held at the Columbia County Fairgrounds, with goose and duck call contests, the first-ever “Fowl Film Festival,” dog-retrieving competitions and other events. They will also have a barbecue and live music Saturday night. Tickets will be available at the door.
The 8th annual “Weed Rodeo” is scheduled to get under way Saturday morning, with volunteers fanning out from the Coldwater Lake Boat Launch to track down and eradicate Scotch Broom and other invasive plants. This will begin promptly at 10 am. Volunteers that sign up for the Weed Rodeo will also be able to camp overnight in the Science and Learning Center at Coldwater, and will also be able to go on a guided hike along Johnston Ridge on Sunday.
The 3rd annual “Arts of the Mountain” event runs this weekend, with local artists, winemakers and other artisans showing off their skills in at least five different locations along the Spirit Lake Memorial Highway, starting at Silver Lake and going all the way to the end of the road at Johnston Ridge.
The “Music on the Mountain” concerts also start tomorrow evening, with an acoustic rock duo from Seattle called “Science!” kicking things off at 6:30 pm. Along with the live music in the Johnston Ridge Observatory Amphitheatre, the Kelso Rotary will be set up to sell food, beer and wine.
With a theme of “A Magical Time in Clatskanie,” the Clatskanie Heritage Days kick into high gear this weekend, with the annual Heritage Car Cruise, the Clatskanie Arts Commission Pancake Breakfast, “Pie in the Park” and other events. Things are centered around Clatskanie City Park.
The League of Women Voters of Cowlitz County is holding its annual meeting on Saturday, with Washington League of Women Voters President Kim Abel as the keynote speaker. This will start at 10 am on Saturday at the Cowlitz County Training Center, right next to the Hall of Justice. Call the League of Women Voters at 360-225-2294 for more information.
The Kelso First Baptist Church is holding a “Raise the Roof” Car Wash on Saturday, working to collect money to pay for a new roof on their building. The Raise the Roof KFBC Car Wash will run from noon to 4 pm on Saturday in the parking lot of the church, located at the corner of South 4th and Vine.
Theatre Camp at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts wraps up on Saturday, with two performances of “Hansel and Gretel,” coordinated by the Missoula Children’s Theatre. Around 60 local children will be in the cast, with performances planned at 3 and 5:30 pm at the Columbia Theatre. Call 575-8499 or contact the Columbia Theatre box office for tickets.
Washington State Parks is partnering with Tacoma Power, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office and others for the “Safety on the Water” event that’s being held up at Mayfield Lake. This is an all-family event that will run from 10 am until 1 pm at Mayfield Lake Park, located off of Highway 12 in Mossyrock.
There’s an outreach event planned for Saturday in Cathlamet, in support of the Angel Wings Rescue Animal Shelter. From 1 to 3 pm at the Thyme Street Bistro, they’re having a “Sweet Fundraiser Meet and Greet,” where you’ll be able to meet with Angel Wings staff, and you can also learn about how to support the facility. The Thyme Street Bistro is located on Main Street in Cathlamet. The number of Angel Wings Rescue is 430-8073.
Down in Scappoose, the Farmers Market is open each weekend through September. Along with fresh veggies and plants, they’re planning to sell seafood, barbecue and Seattle cheese steak sandwiches at the food court, and they’ll have live entertainment. The Scappoose Farmers Market is located next to Heritage Park off of Highway 30 in Scappoose.
The Cowlitz Community Farmers Market is open for its annual run at the County Expo Center. They will have plants, honey and other handcrafted items available for purchase. Hours in the 7th Avenue parking lot at 9 am until 2 pm on Saturdays and Tuesdays through October.
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 strawberries and raspberries, 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.