The Kelso High School Drama Club is presenting a hilarious musical called “Wagon Wheels West,” running this weekend and next weekend. Showtimes in the KHS Auditorium are 7 pm on Saturday, along with a 2 pm Sunday matinees. Performances are also planned for next Friday and Saturday night.
On the LCC Center Stage at the Rose Center for the Arts, two Texas-themed one-act comedies will be presented each weekend through June 14. Curtain for “Laundry and Bourbon” and “Lone Star” is set for 7:30 pm Friday and Saturday night. Tickets are available at the Rose Center box office, or at the LCC Student Services Center.
Mark Morris High School senior Victoria Campbell is presenting a classical piano recital Friday evening, which is also intended as a fundraiser for Community House on Broadway. The recital is set to being at 7 pm at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church at 22nd and Louisiana in Longview.
Ms. Wheelchair Washington, Evelyna Castro, is trying to get to the national competition later this year, and will be involved in a fundraising event planned for Friday evening at ZoJo’s Coffee on 14th Avenue in Longview. This event will run from 5 to 7 pm on Friday.
The Stageworks Northwest production of the classic musical comedy “9 to 5” continues each weekend through June 8th at the Longview Theatre on Commerce Avenue. Performances are set for 7:30 pm Friday and Saturday nights, along with a 2 pm Sunday matinee. Tickets are available through the Stageworks Northwest website, or at the door.
Youth and Family Link on Douglas Street in Longview is holding a free “Friday Family Night,” going from 6:30 to 8 pm. The whole family is invited to come down for open gym time, arts and crafts, movies, play time or other activities. It’s free to attend, but you do need to pre-register by calling 423-6741.
The second and final distribution of cardboard for this year’s Longview Cardboard Boat Regatta is set for Saturday at the National Guard Armory on Vandercook Way in Longview. Things get started at 10 am, and you’ll also be able to officially register for this year’s race. Be sure to bring gloves and wear long-sleeve shirts to avoid paper cuts, and have something to tie down your load.
The 6th annual Spring Fling is planned for Saturday in downtown Kelso. More than 40 different vendors will be set up, selling jewelry, art, beads, leather work and other hand-crafted items. This will be held on the corners at Allen Street and South Pacific Avenue, running from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday. Admission is free.
The Lewis and Clark Bowmen are holding their first-ever Camo Classic 3-D Shoot, going on Saturday and Sunday at a location on Barnes Drive near Castle Rock. Competition is planned in several age groups, both Saturday and Sunday. Get registration details at Bob’s Sporting Goods in Longview.
Boy Scout Troop 516 is holding a fundraising rummage sale on Saturday, going from 10 am to 3 pm at the Methodist Church at 30th and Pacific Way.
Saturday morning at Lake Sacajawea, the ARC of Cowlitz County and the “Buddy Club” are sponsoring “United Differences: A Walk for Respect.” Registration at the Lions Shelter starts at 8:30 am, and the Walk for Respect itself will begin at 10. Call 577-9093 for additional information.
There’s a special fundraiser planned on Saturday at the Kelso Eagles, looking to support Jim Rivenes and his family as he battles cancer. The doors open at 11 am, with a pasta and salad bar open from noon to 7 pm. They’ll also have a sundae bar, fun activities for the kids, raffles and a bake sale. Call 360-261-0034 for tickets.
The second annual Clatskanie Elementary School Auction is planned for Saturday, working to raise money for activities and trips for the Clatskanie school kids. The theme is “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” is the theme of the auction, with all wide variety of items up for bid. The doors at the CES will open at 6 pm on Saturday, and the live auction will start at 7 pm.
The High Step Dance Academy presents a special Pink Floyd-themed “dream ballet” on Saturday night at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, also featuring excerpts from Romeo and Juliet and pre-school dancers. The show is at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, starting at 7 pm Saturday night.
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 Tuesday through October.
The Downtown Longview Farmers and Artisans Market is open on Sunday, going from 10 am to 3 pm at 15th and Broadway in downtown Longview. They’ll have all kinds of hand-made crafts, specialty foods, flower baskets and other items for sale. Hours are on Sunday. Find out more by calling 957-2515.