The Castle Rock High School FFA is holding its School Plant Sale, starting Friday and continuing on Saturday in their greenhouse at the high school. They’ll have perennials, vegetables, hanging baskets, and annuals for sale. Hours are 2:30 to 6 pm Friday, and then they’ll re-open at 9 am Saturday, and will be open until they sell out.
The 5th annual Bowl for the YMCA is set for 7 pm Friday night at the Triangle Bowl in Longview. Proceeds from the event will support the Y’s Youth and Families Scholarship Campaign. Call 423-4770 for more details.
The students of Lower Columbia College will be showing off their chops at the LCC Talent Show, set to start at 6:30 pm in the Wollenberg Auditorium at the Rose Center for the Arts. Tickets are available at the LCC Student Center, or at the door.
The King Brothers will perform at the “Home at Last” charity fundraiser for Community Home Health and Hospice, starting at 7 pm Friday night at the Cowlitz Regional Conference Center. They’ll be presenting awards for the best “rock-n-roll inspired attire,” with prizes for the Best Rock Star and Best Rock Band. Call Julie at 414-5406 for ticket information.
The Beta Rho chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha is putting on a Garage Sale on Friday, working to raise money for charitable groups that they support. The garage sale runs from 9 am to 4 pm on Friday at 3128 Louisiana Street in Longview.
Stageworks Northwest continues a production of “The Secret Garden” at the Longview Theatre on Commerce Avenue, running each weekend through May 12th. Curtain is 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, with a 2 pm Sunday matinee.
The Kalama High School production of “Seussical the Musical” will be presented this weekend, with the curtain in the Kalama High Auditorium set for 7 pm Friday and Saturday night.
Woodland High School presents the English comedy “Tom Jones” at 7 pm on Friday and Saturday night in the high school auditorium. Tickets are available at the door.
The Loves Street Playhouse in Woodland opens up a performance of the 1908 Golden Garter melodrama that’s subtitled “Is a Dead Magician Considered an Abra-Cadaver?” Curtain is 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, along with 2 pm Sunday matinees in the theatre at 126 Loves Street in Woodland.
The Lower Columbia School Gardens are putting on a Garage Sale to support the gardens at Rose Valley and Carrolls Elementary Schools; hours are 8 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday at the Rose Valley Grange Hall.
At least 18 schools from all around the area will be taking part in a first-ever event at Happy Kids Dentistry on Olympia Way in Longview, with teams of kids competing in a “street painting event. A prize of $1,000 will go to the winning school. The artistry gets started at 9 am on Saturday.
The first-ever Catlin Elementary School Spring Bazaar is set for Saturday, running from 9 am to 3 pm in the school gym on Long Avenue in West Kelso. Proceeds will help support the Catlin School PTO.
The annual Castle Rock Community Clean-Up Event is planned for Saturday, with local volunteers working on projects all around town for 8 am to 1 pm. Organizers say that projects will include, but are not limited to, things like weeding, planting flowers and litter pickup. There’s a “volunteer challenge;” those who want to take part need to register at the Senior Center, where they’ll get their assignments. The Chamber of Commerce will serve donuts and warm drinks to registered volunteers, and there’s also a free lunch at the end for those who signed up. You should bring gardening tools and gloves, along with water and proper dress for outdoor projects. Call Carolyn at 274-6603 for additional information.
This weekend’s events connected to Longview Historic Preservation Month will be focused on Longview Community Church, which is also observing its 90th birthday. Starting at 10 am ton Saturday, Pastors Harlan Gilliland and John Williams will be conducting tours of the church and its museum; they’ll also be having the ceremony to present this year’s Robert A. Long Historic Preservation Award, and they’ll be having a 90th birthday cake, served by the ’23 Club. It’s free and open to all.
The Longview Public Library continues its series of Bilingual Family Programs, bringing in the Pacific Northwest’s premier Mariachi band for a Saturday afternoon performance. “Mariachi Viva Mexico!” is scheduled to play at the Library at 1:30 pm on Saturday, with Cinco de Mayo stories to follow. Admission is free, and all are invited to come by.
At 6 pm on Saturday, they’re presenting “Uncle Charlie’s Amateur Hour” at the Castle Rock United Methodist Church. Call 274-4252 for more information.
The historic Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens are now open for their annual show, running each day through May 12th. The gardens on South Pekin Road near Woodland open each day at 10 am.
The Cowlitz Community Farmers Market continues on Saturday, open from 9 am until 2 pm in the parking lot on 7th Avenue across from the Fridays. The market runs through October.
The Downtown Farmers Market opens this Sunday in Longview. They’ll open up at 10 am on Sunday in the parking lot behind The Merk, just off 14th and Broadway in downtown Longview.
Re-live the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, with a show called “It Happened at the World’s Fair,” starting at 2 pm on Sunday, part of the Rainy Months series at the CTPA. Call 575-TIXX for ticket information.
The Columbia River Handbell Choir performs on Sunday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Longview, starting at 3 pm. Free-will donations will be accepted.