Kelso Girls Softball is hosting a fundraiser Friday night at the Kelso Theatre Pub, featuring the “funniest cop in America,” Michael Mancini. Doors open at 8 pm and the show starts at 9 pm on Friday. All proceeds will help with field renovations and facility upgrades.
The Storefront Theatre company debuts this weekend at their new venue at the Three Rivers Mall in Kelso, presenting a dinner theatre production of the Off-Broadway musical “The Fantasticks.” Curtain is 6:30 pm Friday and Saturday evening, along with a 2 pm Sunday matinee. Their ticket office at the Mall is open from 3 to 7 pm weekdays, and from 2 to 5 pm on Saturday.
The Rising Star Productions performance of “Seussical the Musical” continues this weekend at Kelso High School. Performances are planned for Friday and Saturday night, each weekend through the 30th. Curtain is 7:30 pm Friday and Saturday night, also with a 2 pm Saturday matinee. Tickets are available at the door.
The Loves Street Playhouse in Woodland presents a melodrama called “No Opera at the Opry House Tonight,” with performances starting at 7:30 Friday and Saturday night, also running each weekend through May 8th. The Loves Street Playhouse is located at 126 Loves Street in Woodland; tickets are available at the door.
The Longview School District is holding a surplus property sale on Saturday, running from 8 am until 4 pm on Saturday at 410 Industrial Way, located right behind McCormick Tire. This is a cash-only sale, with no deliveries, you must take your purchases home with you. Call 575-7177 for more information.
This Saturday is Pride Day in Castle Rock, with a cleanup of downtown planned from 8 am to 1 pm on Saturday. Volunteers will need to register at the Castle Rock Senior Center, located at 222 Second Avenue SW in Castle Rock.
The WSU Master Gardeners will be holding a free tomato plant giveaway on Saturday at Kelso True Value Hareware and Marine, running from 10 am until noon. They’ll also have people on hand to offer help with other gardening questions.
Safe Kids Lower Columbia is presenting a Sports Safety Day, running from 10 am until 2 pm on Saturday at the Longview Fire Department main station on Commerce Avenue. They’ll have all kinds of free stuff for the kids, and weather-permitting, the LifeFlight helicopter will be on display.
Historic Preservation Month kicks on Saturday in downtown Longview, starting at 10 am at The Merk, at Commerce and Broadway. The R. A. Long Jazz Band will perform, and this year’s Historic Preservation Awards will be presented. Activities are planned for each of the first four Saturdays in May.
The third annual Regional Senior Connections Fair is set for Saturday at the Cowlitz County Expo Center, running from 10 am to 3 pm. They’ll have presentations on senior safety issues, live entertainments and other information. Admission is free.
The Cowlitz Community Farmer’s Market continues this weekend, running into October. They’ll have fresh produce, plants, crafts, baked goods, eggs, live entertainment, and other fun. Hours are 9 am until 2 pm on Saturday. They’ve got a new location this year, in the open area next to the horse barn on 7th Avenue, on the Expo Center grounds.
The Rainier Marina Market opens on Saturday in downtown Rainier, and will run through December 19th. They’ll have produce, herbs, plants, hand-crafted garden furniture, clothing, soaps, jewelry and other specialty items for sale. The Rainier Marina Market is located at 115 East A in Rainier, next to the Bank of America.
The Kelso Bridge Market opens on Sunday, running through October at a new venue in West Kelso. The Bridge Market will now be located on the lawn next to the Catlin Rotary Spray Park, at 10 Northwest 8th Avenue. Hours are 10 am until 3 pm each Sunday through October.
The Kaleidoscope Concert will be presented on Sunday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Longview at 3 pm on Sunday. This year’s concert will feature selections of classical, opera, tango, and Broadway show tunes. Free-will donations will be accepted, with proceeds going to the Children’s Justice and Advocacy Center.