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Weekend Events–9/13-15/13

Posted on 13th September 2013 at 16:07

Comedians Adam Norwest and Cory Michaels are putting on a benefit show on Friday night at the Axis sports bar in downtown Longview. They’re looking to raise money to help the DesArmo family of Castle Rock, following the tragic death of one daughter and serious injuries to another. The show starts at 7:30 pm Friday night.

Check out the skills of Kelso High School students at an open house that runs from 4:30 to 7 pm at the high school, showing off the Geometry in Construction park model home that was built in the last school year. Bids on that home are also being accepted through October 31st.

Stageworks Northwest is putting on a rollicking comedy called “The Great American Trailer Park Musical.” Showtimes at the Longview Theatre on Commerce Avenue are at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, and at 2 pm on Sunday. This show runs on weekends through the 29th. Get tickets through the Stageworks Northwest website.

Pacific Stageworks is putting on a production of the Gilbert and Sullivan comic operetta “The Mikado” at the Love Street Playhouse in Woodland, with shows at 7:30 pm Friday and Saturday night; they’ll also have matinees at 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Call 360-213-5174 for ticket information.

The kids can get down and dirty in Saturday’s “Lil’ Squatches Fun Run,” being held at the Toutle River RV Park. This a miniature version of the Ash Kicker Adventure Run that’s held in May, and will feature obstacles, mud, foam and other fun. Proceeds from the event will help support 29 different schools across Cowlitz County; kids will get custom T-shirts and a goodie bag for singing up. Go to the Bigfoot Community Events website for more details.

The 6th annual “Dogapawlooza” celebration is set for this weekend at the Cowlitz County Expo Center, billed as “the best fun on four paws.” They’re going to have all kinds of competitions, demonstrations and other events for your canine friend. Admission is free, but there could be a charge to take part in certain challenges.

Get an inside look at the Longview Police Department at an open house that’s planned for this Saturday, running from 10 am to 2 pm. Tours will be conducted, and they’ll also have special displays on a wide variety of subjects.

New Hope Cancer Recovery’s 7th Annual “Cruise for the Cure” Car Show is planned for downtown Longview on Saturday. Registration starts at 8:00 am, and then the show will run from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. There’s a Pancake Breakfast, Music, Entertainment, Raffle drawings, Silent auction, Street vendors, and a Cancer Survivor’s Walk. Some of New Hope’s proceeds will be given to Community Home Health & Hospice and some will be given to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

Upriver in Columbia City, they’re holding a big community-wide celebration. There’s a strawberry pancake breakfast at the historic Caples House, a book sale at the Library, a quilt show and other fun. They’ll also have a bake sale, a silent auction, a car show and other fun. Things get started at 8 am on Saturday.

Learn how to make the Norwegian flatbread called Lefse in a special class that’s being held Saturday morning at the Sons of Norway Lodge on Catlin Street in West Kelso. The class starts at 9 am, and is limited to a dozen people. Call 423-1847 to get signed up.

Jerry Kelly will be talking about the rewards of being involved in the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program at this month’s meeting of the Lower Columbia AARP, starting at 12:30 Saturday afternoon at the Kelso Senior Center. They’ll also have drawings for a door prize.

The annual Jeans and Jewels fundraiser for LifeWorks is set for Saturday night, being held at their facility on New York Street in Longview. It runs from 6:30 to 9 pm, with a theme of “Rio de Janeiro” at this year’s soiree. Go to the LifeWorks website for ticket information, or call 577-9093.

The Cowlitz Community Farmers Market is open on Saturday from 9 am until 2 pm in the parking lot on 7th Avenue across from the Fairgrounds. The market runs through October. The berry season is pretty much over, but the Northwest harvest season is still in high gear, so all kinds of fresh fruits and veggies are still available.

The “Go&Be&Do,” series continues, with Rick Cawthorn, the food services coordinator at Community House focusing on food needs in the local area. The 12-week series about going into the community and making a difference will continue through November 24th. The church is located at 30th and Pacific Way in Longview.

There’s a golf tournament to benefit Kelso Boys Basketball planned for Sunday at the Three Rivers Golf Course, with a shotgun start set at 1 pm. Call Dan Gillihan at 360-601-8632 for registration information.

Catch the Downtown Farmers Market on Sunday, set up in the parking lot at 15th and Broadway, across from the Longview City Hall. Along with the fresh flowers, hanging baskets, and handmade crafts, they’re expecting to have beets, onions, carrots, zucchini and other local fresh produce this weekend. Hours are 10 am to 3pm on Sunday.