The Three Rivers Mall kicks off its “Reel Pop-Up Movies” this weekend, with free screenings of “Spiderman II,” “Jurassic Park” and “The Mummy.” They’ll also have matinee screenings of “Despicable Me.” This will be near the SW corner of the mall, and you can get the current movie schedule on www.threeriversmall.com, or on the TRM Facebook page.
The Toutle Valley VFW Auxiliary is holding a Garage Sale and Silent Auction, going from 8 am until 6 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at the VFW Hall on Hansen Road in Toutle. There will be “no pricing” on any of the items; you’ll be able to donate what you think is right for the purchase. Proceeds will help local veterans and their families.
Youth and Family Link continues with its Family Open Gym Nights on Friday, running from 6:30 to 8 pm. You’re invited to bring the whole family down for movies, crafts, bingo and other fun. Youth and Family Link is located at 907 Douglas Street in Longview.
There are actually three events planned for this weekend at the Elochoman Marina in Cathlamet, including the Wooden Boat Festival and the Buzzard Breath Chili Cookoff, which have been moved from other days. The Fall Fishing Frenzy Salmon Derby starts on Saturday morning, and will run until Sunday, September 7th. Derby tickets are available at the Elochoman Slough Marina office, at Vista Park, and at the Bank of the Pacific branches in Cathlamet and Naselle.
The Wooden Boat Show will run Saturday and Sunday in the Marina, starting at 10 am on Saturday. Along with the boats that will be on display, they will be talks about local history, poets, clinics on boat restoration and a “rubber ducky race” at 2 pm on Saturday. Sunday will have a “farewell parade” of the wooden boats at noon.
The Buzzard Breath Chili Cookoff will also be held at the Marina on Saturday, with teams competing to make the “Best Chili.” Also marking the change in this event, there will be a special pot of Clam Chowder made, as well. Public tasting is planned from 3 to 5 pm on Saturday, at a price of $7 a bowl.
The final Music on the Mountain Concert is planned for Saturday evening up at the Johnston Ridge Volcano Observatory Amphitheater, featuring Longview native Daniel Kirkpatrick and his band, “the Bayonets.” The free concert runs from 6:30-8:30 pm, and the Lions will be selling food and adult beverages.
A little further down the mountain, the Friends of Galileo Astronomy Club will be teaming up with Cowlitz County Tourism to host “An Evening with the Stars!” at the Hoffstadt Bluffs Visitor Center. This is an open stargazing event that is scheduled to run from 8 pm to Midnight on Saturday. Club members will be setting up telescopes for viewing of celestial delights, or you can bring your own scope or binoculars for viewing. This is also a free event, but it is weather-dependent.
The 11th annual “Cruise to the Country” car show and shine is set for Saturday at the Amboy Territorial Days Park, with pre-registration planned from 11 am until 1 pm on Friday at the park. Breakfast starts at 7 am on Saturday, and then the show starts at 9. Proceeds benefit local veterans programs.
Come to the Cowlitz Community Farmer’s Market and find produce, plants, crafts, baked goods, eggs, entertainment, and fun! Come on down and join the fun there’s something good for everyone! Hours are 9 am until 2 pm on Saturday in the parking lot on 7th Avenue, across from the Cowlitz County Fairgrounds.
The Downtown Longview Farmers and Artisans Market is open from 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday at 15th and Broadway in downtown Longview . Along with the locally grown produce, they’ll have all kinds of hand-made crafts, specialty foods, flower baskets and other items for sale. Find out more by calling 957-2515.
The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Central Labor Council invites local union members and their families to their annual Labor Day Picnic, which is scheduled to go from 11 am to 4 pm at the Toutle River RV Resort, just off exit 52 of I-5, three miles north of Castle Rock. You can bring the kids and a dish to share; they’ll have swimming, kids’ games, live music and a giant croquet tournament. Contact the CWCLC for more information.