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Community Announcements 10.15.14

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Ryderwood Craft Fair this weekend

This weekend, Ryderwood will be holding their 10th annual Arts and Crafts Fair and area residents are invited to attend this kickoff to the local holiday bazaar season.

With vendors from around the region, and new craftspeople added each year, this gathering has grown into a full-fledged festival, with more events in the works for this year to include a Quilt Show at Pioneer Hall, Live Music at the Cafe, and a "Cruisin'" Car show up and down the "Main Drag." On top of all that, there will be door prizes, lunch fare in Community Hall, and the "nearly world famous" bake sale.

Applications for Craft Fair Vendors are available by contacting Norma at (360) 295-3672 or Don't miss your chance to be part of this big, annual event.

Castle Rock Library holding book sale

The Friends of the Castle Rock Library will be holding their regular book sale this weekend, and area are invited to come and support this vital fundraiser.

Taking place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, the sale will feature a number of books and movies at reasonable prices, all of which are being sold to support the ongoing activities of the Friends of the Castle Rock Library program. Hardcover books will be $0.50 each, paperback books will be $0.25 each, children's books will be $0.10 each, DVDs will be $0.50 each and VHS will be $0.25 each.

For more information, visit the library at 137 Cowlitz St. W., in Castle Rock, or call (360) 274-6961.

Lions to host Bingo night in Winlock

The Winlock Lions Club will be hosting a Bingo Night this Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Winlock Community Building (07 NE Kerron St., Winlock).

Open to all area residents, this night of Bingo fun will feature cash prizes. For more information, call Jeanie Emmenegger at (360) 785-4817.

Veterans' Day Parade fundraiser scheduled for this weekend

Organizers with the Lewis County Veterans' Day Parade will be holding a fundraiser auction this Saturday at St. Helens Tap House (112 Ramsey Way, Toledo) and area residents are invited to come and support this important local event.

Scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., a variety of items and services have been donated by area individuals and businesses, and proceeds from the auction will be used to help support the parade. Live entertainment also will be provided by the Backfire Band, while those wishing to have dinner during the auction are being asked to make reservations beforehand, and can call (360) 864-2700 to do so.

For more information about the auction, including how to make a donation, contact Ric at (360) 266-7005. The parade itself is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8, and more information can be found by visiting, or by calling event organizer calling April Pennington at (360) 266-7237.

Fox Theater screening 'Forbidden Planet'

The Historic Fox Theater in Downtown Centralia will be screening Forbidden Planet this coming Saturday as part of their 2014 movie series.

With show times at 2 and 7 p.m., tickets for the screening are available for $8 per person, $7 for theater members, and $20 per family (three to four persons). Additionally, Fred Beeks will be on hand to play the Fox Theatre organ before each screening. Presale tickets are available at Book 'n' Brush in Chehalis and Dorias Centralia, Holley's Place, HUBBUB, Santa Lucia Coffee and PostNet in Centralia.

For more information, contact the theater at (360) 623-1103, or visit their location at 123 South Tower Ave., in Centralia. Proceeds benefit theater restoration.

Historical Museum to host personal history speaker in Winlock

The Winlock Historical Museum will be hosting guest speaker Julie McDonald Zander this coming Sunday for a discussion on how to preserve your personal history, and area residents are invited to attend.

McDonald Zander has a background as a newspaper reporter and editor and currently operates her own personal history business, Chapter of Life. Since 1999, she has published more than 50 historical books about individuals, businesses, schools, buildings and towns, and Sunday will discuss how residents can preserve their stories for generations to come.

This workshop is free to attend and will be taking place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Olequa Senior Center (119 SW Kerron St.) on Sunday, Oct. 19. For more information, contact Dave Rubert at (360) 880-6895.

Toledo students organizing 5k for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Toledo High School FBLA will be hosting a 5k race on Oct. 25 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with proceeds used to educate students, parents and the surrounding community about the dangers of and treatments for breast cancer.

Starting at 9 a.m., the race will begin and end at Toledo High School (1242 SR 505, Toledo) and, while registration will be available the day of, interested runners are encouraged to RSVP beforehand. The entry fee will be $20 per person, while a limited number of T-Shirts will be available for an additional $10 on a first-come, first-served basis.

The price of the entry fee will also include free breakfast served by the Toledo FFA between 8 and 11 a.m. The breakfast includes omelettes and all-you-can-eat pancakes, which are also available to non-racers for $5 per person.

Additional information can be found at Those with questions or interested in registering beforehand can contact FBLA Advisor Aaron Houk at

Open house scheduled for Toledo resident's 90th birthday

Toledo resident Marceline Jones Smith will be turning 90 years old on Oct. 24 and her family is organizing an open house party for her in Centralia on Oct. 25.

Marceline has been a life-long resident of Toledo, having been one of 13 siblings, and those who wish to offer fond regards or learn more about the last 90 years of Toledo history are invited to attend.

The open house is taking place at Sharon Care Center (1509 Harrison Ave., in Centralia) from 1 to 4 p.m.

Murder mystery at Olequa Senior Center

The Olequa Senior Center is preparing to host Murder at the Abby Manor on Oct. 26, a live dinner theater inviting guests to participate in solving the mystery.

Part of the center's annual masquerade ball, advance tickets are on sale now for $6 each or $11 per couple, with tickets also available at the door for $8 each. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. and includes a dinner of chili, French bread, drinks and cookies, as well as the fun of helping the actors solve a murder. While families are welcome to attend, it is recommended children age 14 and older participate.

For advance tickets or more information, call the Senior Center at (360) 785-4325, while event organizers may be reached at (360) 749-2882 or (360) 749-4260. The Olequa Senior Center is located at 119 SW Kerron St., in Winlock.

TES planning first Harvest Party

Toledo Elementary School has announced plans to hold a Harvest festival on Oct. 31 from 5 to 8 p.m.

This will be the first such festival organized by the PTO, and area families are invited to take part in Trick-or-Treating, dinner, games, arts/crafts and a raffle with prizes to appeal to parents as well as kids! Costumes are encouraged but please leave costume weapons at home, as this is intended to be a safe, fun place for children to spend Halloween.

For more information, including how to help support this event, contact the Toledo Elementary Parent Teacher Organization at

Hazardous weather training scheduled for next month in Chehalis

The Lewis County Sheriff's Office has announced an upcoming training event for amateur and experienced weather spotters hosted by the National Weather Service.

Scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Sheriff's Office in Chehalis (345 W. Main St.), this event will seek to train weather spotters of all experiences levels how to look for and report significant weather events using amateur radio, Community Emergency Response Teams, citizen corps and law enforcement staff, among other resources.

"Spotters are needed, particularly in rural parts of Lewis County," stated the Sheriff's Office in a news release, "as well as those who have weather instrumentation, such as an anemometer."

Space for this class is limited to 40 individuals and those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP to Lewis County Emergency Management at (360) 740-1151

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