The Hub City Car Show is coming up THIS WEEKEND! This Saturday, August 24th from 9am-4pm! The Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce and the Quarter Milers Club present this annual show with car enthusiasts from all around patricipating and spectating in this beautiful car show! There will be a KidZone with bounce house, vendors of all kinds, and absolutely beautiful cars, the Mt. Dew truck will be giving out free soda, and the McDonald's Fry truck will be giving out delicious McDonald's Fries! Live95 will be broadcasting live and at 1pm we find out who will win the CLASSIC MUSTANG during the Turning of the Keys Ceremony! This Saturday, 9am-4pm, downtown Centralia!
The Chehalis-Centralia Railroad hosts dinners and rides throughout the summer! Weekends excursions are running through August 31st at 1pm & 3pm, and at 5pm each Saturday go on an extended riverview ride which features the popular Dinner Train in addition to regular seating! They do accept walkups for regular rides, but for the Dinner Train you have to reserve your spot. For more information including how to make a reservation visit steamtrainride.com.
The WSU Lewis County 4-H Food Resource Leaders are having a Hands On Water Bath Canning class at the Twin Cities Senior Center on N. National Avenue in Chehalis on August 24th, 10am-1pm on Cooking for Hands-On Pressure Canning. There will be a $25 fee to cover the cost of food for that class. For more information call (360) 740-1212 or contact Julie by email at Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org or Julie.email@example.com
Do you like Garlic? If so, come to the 2019 Washington State Garlic Festival, (THIS WEEKEND) August 23rd-25th at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds. This year the Boys and Girls Club of Chehalis is part of the fun, and there will be craft projects, an inflatable ball toss, putting green and other activities as well as several bands, local chefs showing demos on how to cook with garlic and vendors arriving by the dozen with more food than you could possibly choose from! Live entertainment, craft vendors and lots of "Garlicious" food! Visit www.wastategarlicfest.com for more information! (Page will be updated with more information as the event approaches.)
The Packwood Labor Day Flea Market is coming August 30th through September 2nd from 9am to 6pm. Scores of vendors set up shop throughout Packwood, offering wares and selling away throughout the weekend. You really never know what deals you might find in Packwood at the flea market that's been going on at least 20 years. Have stuff you want to sell? For more information, visit destinationpackwood.com/flea-market or call the visitors center at 360-492-7365.
The Rust or Shine 2019 Car Show and Music Festival is coming up Sunday, September 1st from 9am-2pm at the Veterans Memorial Museum at exit 77 off I-5. Registration begins at 8 am. Pre-Registration is $15 per car, and Registration the day of will be $20 per car. Call or stop by the Veteran's Memorial Museum today to pre-register! Over 35 handmade trophies will be handed out, and there will be a Chicago style pinup girl contest, car photo booth (with or without pinup girls), raffles and prizes, live bands playing all day long plus breakfast and lunch will be provided by Hot Mess Haul! For more information call (360) 740-8875
Ever wanted to learn how to square dance? Well you're in luck! The Prairie Steppers invite you to learn with them! First lesson night is free, and then it's just $2.50 per person per night. This is great exercise and they provide a variety of music! Lessons start Tuesday, September 10th from 7pm-9pm and run for 12 weeks! Lessons will be held at Oakview Grange on North Pearl Street in Centralia. For more information contact Larry or Andrea at (360) 273-6008 or Gretchen at (360) 736-5172!
The Twin Cities Senior Center invites you to come kick up your heels at the Friday Night Dance. Dances are the second and fourth Fridays at the Senior Center on National Avenue in Chehalis. Music is provided by the band "Swing Stuff". Dances start at 7pm and admission is $6 per person. Info 360-748-0061.
The Chehalis Eagles Auxiliary is serving up breakfast on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, and the proceeds support local charities like Pope’s Kids Place, the Boys & Girls Club and the Food Bank! For more information call (360) 520-5846
The 1919 Centralia Armistice Day Tragedy Exhibit is open and will run until November 18th, and for more information you can contact Jason at (360) 748-0831 or Board President Peter Lahmann at (360) 870-0706!