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Looking for ways to beautify your home and garden? South Thurston County's largest home and garden show will gather over a hundred vendors this weekend, at The 14th annual Nisqually Valley Home and Garden Show at Yelm High School. The two-day event will be held from 9am-4pm on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1st. Admission is free. You'll find the latest in home improvements trends, remodeling ideas and outdoor living. You can also attend dozens of presentations by home and garden experts. For more information, call 360-458-6608.
A May Day Plant Sale will be held this Sunday, May 1st, from 9am-3pm, at the Gate School House located at 16925 Moon Road SW in Rochester. Proceeds will help maintain the Historic Gate School House and grounds.
Don't miss a Family Fun Day this Sunday, May 1st, from 11am-4pm, at the NW Sports Hub in Centralia. This event will feature activities for all ages, including carnival games, bounce houses, prizes and more. Magician Jeff Evans will have a magic show at 12pm. Enjoy cotton candy, hot dogs and popcorn. Tickets are available at the door and cost $20 for a family of 5 or $5 per person. Proceeds will help support Camp Cispus scholarships. Find out more on Facebook: Family Day In Honor of Ben, Maddy, & Sam.
If you have no health insurance, or a high deductible and can't afford to see doctor, there is help! Every Tuesday night, a faith inspired ministry staffed with volunteer doctors and nurses is available for urgent care and basic health care services. Health and Hope Medical Outreach is a walk in clinic that's open Tuesday night, from 5:30-8:30pm at NW Pediatrics on Cooks Hill Road, across from the hospital in Centralia.
The Spring Youth Fair will be held Friday, April 29th through Sunday, May 1st at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds. Exhibits are open to all youth, including; Livestock, Art, Science, Food, Photography and much more. Enjoy fair food and the midway! Tickets are available at both Shop N' Kart locations. For more information, head to springyouthfair.org.
The annual Packwood Mountain Festival will be held on April 29th-May 1st. Enjoy live music, games, crafts, exhibits, vendors and much more. The central location for this year's festival is the White Pass Country Museum on Highway 12.
Onalaska High School Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) students will be presenting two Carlisle Lake projects to the community on Tuesday, May 3rd at 6pm. The meeting, hosted by the Onalaska Alliance, will be held at the Onalaska Science Center which is located off of 6th Street next to the elementary school. The students have designed and begun the construction of 16 exercise stations which will be spread evenly around the trail at Carlisle Lake. For more information, call 360-978-4018.
A Drought Tolerant Gardening Seminar will be held on Saturday, May 7th, from 10-11am at the Salkum Timberland Library Demonstration Garden located at 2480 Highway 12. Drought tolerance refers to the degree to which a plant adapts to arid or drought conditions in landscapes and is an important consideration in plant selection. Learn what plants can stand up to drought conditions. The seminar is sponsored by the WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners.
Lewis County Solid Waste is having another Tire Recycling Event on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 12-14th, from 9am-2pm, at the parking lot at the south end of the SWW Fairgrounds. Passenger and light truck tires, on or off the rim, will be accepted for free. Call 1-800-749-5980 for more information.
The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive will be held on Saturday, May 14th. It's simple, fill up a grocery bag with nonperishable food items and then leave that bag or bags for your letter carrier to pickup. Items that are needed include; cereal, peanut better, rice and canned goods, like soup, vegetables, and pasta. Food collected will stay in our community. The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers.
The Toledo Lions Club is having their third annual Kid's Fishing Derby on Saturday, May 14th, from 8am-1pm at South Lewis County Park in Toledo. The event is for those 14 and under. Registration is $10 per vehicle. Children taking part in the derby will need to obtain a $1 derby wristband from the weigh-in station. All proceeds will go to a Toledo Lions Club outdoor recreational scholarship. The derby will run rain or shine.
A Quilt Show will be held on Saturday, May 14th, from 7am-4pm at the Salkum Fire Hall located at 2490 Highway 12. The show will feature a number of quilts for sale, along with fabric and quilting supplies and a bazaar. Breakfast will be available from 7am-noon. Proceeds will benefit the SOMMA Food bank and the Salkum Fire Department. For more information, call 360-985-0813.
Relay For Life of Lewis County starts on Friday, May 20th at 4pm, at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds. Relay For Life is the world's largest fundraising event to end cancer. Teams and individuals are invited to get involved. Head to relay.acsevents.org.
The WSU Lewis County Master Gardener 2016 Plant Sale will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 21st and 22nd at the Expo Hall at the SWW Fairgrounds. The event features thousands of plants, all grown by Master Gardeners, including; 40 varieties of tomato plants, annuals, perennials, vegetable starts, berries, herbs, shrubs, native plants and much more. That's Saturday, May 21st from 9am-4pm and Sunday, May 22nd from 10am-3pm at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds.
A Composting Basics Workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 25th, from 6-8pm, at the WSU Lewis County Meeting Room, located in the basement at the Chehalis Courthouse. If you want to learn how to compost, this workshop is for you. Pre-registration is required. Call 360-740-1216 for more information. The workshop is sponsored by the WSU Lewis County Master Gardener's.
The Chehalis Eagles 8th annual Car Show and Shine will be held on Saturday, June 11th, from 9am-3pm. The show is open to all vehicles, finished or unfinished. Registration is $20 per car. The event will feature dash plaques for the first 75 vehicles. Trophies will be presented at 2:30. The Chehalis Eagles lodge is located at the corner of Market and 20th in Chehalis. Registration starts at 8am. Call 360-219-3344 for more information.
The Washington State Domestic Violence Hotline provides crisis intervention and safety planning, as well as referrals to community programs across Washington that provide services to those experiencing domestic violence. You can call the hotline at 1-800-562-6025 or head to wadvhotline.org.
Meetings for the National Alliance On Mental Illness are Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 pm at the Lewis County Senior Center, and Thursdays from 2:00-3:30 pm at the Centralia First United Methodist Church on Washington Avenue in Centralia. These meetings are exclusively for adults living with mental illness, and offer support for daily challenges. For more information, contact Debbie at 785-9668 or Melissa at 736-2073.
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