The LCC Symphonic Band performs Friday night, presenting a wide ranging concert of both recent and older classical music pieces. Curtain in the Wollenberg Auditorium at the Rose Center for the Arts is set for 7:30 pm. Admission is free for LCC students and employees.
An English satire called “Cloud 9” continues this weekend in the Center Stage Theatre at LCC’s Rose Center for the Arts, going through June 8th. Curtain each night is set for 7:30 pm. Tickets are available at the Rose Center Box Office, prior to each performance.
“Rock Students” from the Shekinah Christian Center will be putting on a “Night in the City” auction and dinner on Friday night, helping to raise money to send those kids to youth camp. Award-winning pianist David Buker will perform and there’s a Hawaiian-themed menu, along with the silent auction and raffle. Things get starts at 7 pm at the Shekinah Christian Center on 3rd Avenue in Longview.
The 5th annual “I Topped the Rock” fun run will be going off at 10 am Saturday morning, starting and ending at Castle Rock Middle School. The “Little Rocket Run” for kids age 7 and younger is also planned to start at 11. The event is a benefit for the Castle Rock PTO, which serves all three school levels in Castle Rock.
The 23rd annual Ethnic Support Council International Festival will be held on Saturday, celebrating the diversity of our community with dance, food and vendors from around the world. Things get starts at 9 am with the “Human Race” Diversity Walk, and then the Festival itself will start at 10. Remember that this year’s International Festival is being held at Mark Morris High School; admission is free.
The second distribution of cardboard for this year’s Longview Cardboard Boat Regatta will be held in the old Sears store at the Three Rivers Mall, starting at 10 am on Saturday. Be sure to bring gloves, along with materials for securing your load.
Head out to Rose Valley for a bargain hunt on Saturday, as the 19th annual All Community Garage Sale is held. More than 40 families are taking part; maps will be available at the H & I Grocery and at the Carrolls Country Store. Donations to help pay for the maps will help support the Lower Columbia School Gardens projects at Rose Valley and Carrolls Elementary Schools.
The second annual Kalama Blues-Chocolate-Wine Festival is set for Saturday night at the Kalama Community Building, going from 7 to 10 pm. Homemade chocolate will be on the menu, along with fine wine and craft beers. Three blues bands will also perform. The festival is helping to raise money to support the Community Building; tickets are available in advance at the Kalama City Hall, or will be available at the door.
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 Fairgrounds. The market runs through October. This week, local senior citizens will be able to pick up vouchers that will help pay for veggies, fruits and herbs being sold at the market.
The Downtown Farmers Market is settling into its new location on Sunday, heading to the parking lot at 15th and Broadway, across from the Longview City Hall. Along with the fresh veggies, flowers, hanging baskets, fresh veggies, plant starts and handmade crafts, strawberries are expected to be in this weekend, and they’ll also have belly dancers performing. Hours are 10 am to 4pm on Sunday.
There’s a piano recital planned for Sunday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Longview, featuring students of Karla Dudley. This Spring Recital will start at 6 pm on Sunday, and admission is free.