The 2nd annual “Arts and Vines” show and sale is planned for this weekend, featuring fine wines and art from all around the local area at sites from Castle Rock to the end of the Spirit Lake Memorial Highway. The opening reception runs from 5 to 8 pm at the Castle Rock Exhibit Hall. The other venues will be open from 10 am to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday. The full list of venues and offerings at each stop will be available at the Castle Rock Exhibit Hall, or by going to www.visitmtsthelens.com/arts_vines.html.
Kicking off the Heritage Days Celebration in Clatskanie, they’re holding “Flowers ‘n’ Fluff,” going from 5 to 8:30 pm Friday night in downtown. They’ll have wine tastings, free live music and a dinner of steak kabobs, roasted red potatoes, salad and dessert for sale.
There’s a “Minute to Win It” event planned for Friday night at the Kelso Christian Assembly church, located at 403 Academy. They’ll have a number of challenging tasks for you to perform, with hundreds of dollars in prizes up for grabs. Things get starts at 7 pm Friday night.
Also in connection with Heritage Days, the 23rd annual Clatskanie Cruiser Car Show runs from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday at the Clatskanie City Park.. Along with all of the classic and custom automobiles, they’re going to have live music from the King Brothers, old-fashioned burgers for sale, and you can also buy old-time soda fountain fare. Admission is free.
There’s a rummage sale planned for 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday at the Kelso First Presbyterian Church. The church is located at 215 Academy, with the sale being held on the third level. You can enter the sale from the Church Street entry. Proceeds will help fund Christian education programs through the church.
Also connected to the “Arts and Vines” show and sale, the first “Music on the Mountain” concert is planned for Saturday evening in the amphitheater at Johnston Ridge. Portland-based “Sassparilla” will present their unique form of “roots-pop” music, running from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The Lions Club will also be manning a beer and wine tent at this year’s concert series. Admission is free.
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. Along with the local strawberries, look for fresh raspberries and other produce that’s now coming in from Yakima and other northwest locations.
Catch the Downtown Farmers Market at its new location on Sunday, heading to the parking lot at 15th and Broadway, across from the Longview City Hall. Along with the fresh flowers, hanging baskets, plant starts and handmade crafts, strawberries, raspberries and other fresh produce is expected to be in this weekend. Hours are 10 am to 4pm on Sunday.