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Group seeks food donations

Members of the Rainier Junior/Senior High School chapter of the the RHO Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society are collecting donations for the HOPE food bank in Rainier.

Anyone who would like to help is asked to contact club adviser Andrew Demko at 503-556-4215.

Cinema of Horrors is open

The Cinema of Horrors, a Halloween event featuring two haunted houses, takes place this month at the old Three Rivers Mall theater, 351 Three Rivers Drive, Suite 116, Kelso.

Hours are from 7 to 11 pm. Friday and Saturday and from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday, Oct. 27-31.

The cost ranges from $10 to $20 per person.

Along with the haunted houses is a clown scare zone, fair foods, a pumpkin carving booth, photo opportunities, haunted merchandise, trick-or-treat nights and more.

The family friendly event is for all ages, but organizers recommend it for people 13 years old and older. Younger attendees can participate in non-scary trick-or-treat nights.

The event is presented by Treadway Events and Entertainment; and KUKN, KLOG and The Wave radio stations.

For details, visit www.CinemaOfHorrors.com.

Emergency Support Shelter offers support group

A free 12-week support group for survivors of sexual abuse or assault is being offered.

The Emergency Support Shelter's Hope Project sexual assault victim advocacy program provides a safe space for survivors to learn about healthy coping skills, receive support during their healing process and to connect with others.

To sign up or for details, call Stacey at 360-3703-3762, extension 4 or email staceys@esshelter.co­m.

Salvation Army needs food items

The Salvation Army needs donations of canned food items, boxed dinners and canned meat for the upcoming holiday season.

Donations can be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays at The Salvation Army, 1639 10th Ave., Longview.

All donations stay in the Longview-Kelso area.

For details, call social service director, Kayla Jacobson at 360-423-3990, extension 209.

Learn how to care for bees

A four-week workshop on beekeeping sponsored by the Washington State University Extension office will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 23, 25, 30 and Nov. 1, at the Cowlitz County Training Center, 1942 First Ave., Longview.

The workshop is designed to introduce beekeeping to novice beekeepers and provide a comprehensive refresher course for experienced apiculturists.

Topics include bee biology, equipment, seasonal management requirements, identification and management of pests, and honey removal and processing.

The cost is $40 per person, which includes one additional family member for free. Class size is limited to 30 people.

For details or to register, contact Lisa Huckleberry at 360-577-3014, extension 0, or huckleberryl@co.cowl­itz.wa.us.

RAL Alumni group holds annual meeting

The annual meeting of the R.A. Long High School Alumni Association starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Room 115 at R.A. Long High School, 2903 Nichols Blvd., Longview.

Access to the room is from Lilac Street. Go past the district administration office (on the left) and the business office (on the right) to the parking lot closest to the high school cafeteria.

Enter through the door going into the main building, take a right at the first hallway and go to the end of the hallway. The classroom is the last door on the right.

An alternate entrance is the entrance into the main building nearest the gym by the cafeteria. Parking is available in that area. Follow the hallway to the building turning right at the cross hall, then a right into the classroom. Directional signs will be posted outside and inside the building.

The meeting consists of speakers RAL associate principal Lacey Griffiths, who will offer a video of the 2017 Doug O'Connor Jack Camp; and principal Rich Reeves, who will discuss the homeless students enrolled at the high school. Their presentations will be followed by the annual treasurer's report, annual reports by officers and committee chairpeople, a discussion of the business conducted for the last year and potential future business. The meeting culminates with an election of officers for the upcoming year, with an opening on the board that also will need to be filled.

The meeting is open to anyone who attended R.A. Long High School, whether a graduate or not, or anyone who has an interest in the association.

For details or questions, contact association secretary M. Helene Watson at 360-430-6275 or helene43@comcast.net­; association president Mike Chess at 360-425-9635; or send an email through the group's website, www.ralongalumni.org.

Help clean up Gerhart Gardens

Volunteers are needed to help clean up the park at Gerhart Gardens from 8 am. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25.

People who want to help should show up at the park off Tennant Way in Longview early in order to be registered by 8 a.m. Volunteers will be provided safety equipment and will be given a safety briefing before picking up garbage, elevating tree limbs, removing brush and opening up visuals site lines in the park.

Folks from the Longview Parks Department, Cowlitz Foot Patrol, the Veterans Integration Program and Housing Opportunities of Southwest Washington also will help.

For details, call Longview Parks and Recreation at 360-442-5400 or visit www.mylongview.com.

Child screenings for youngsters

Free developmental preschool screenings for 3- to 5-year-olds who have not yet entered kindergarten take place for residents in the Kelso School District on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Catlin Elementary School, 404 Long Ave., Kelso.

Birth to 3-year-old screenings also are available. Call the number below for details.

Children will be screened in hearing, vision, speech/language, social/emotional, life skills, concepts and motor skills. Results are confidential.

Appointments are required.

For details or to make an appointment, call 360-501-1593

Learn about after-school programs

The Youth & Family Link After-School Programs will participate in the annual Lights on After-School, an nationwide celebration of after-school programs, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at Youth & Family Link, 907 Douglas St., Longview.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the activities offered in after-school programs throughout the community and where the programs are held.

In addition, a free 45-minute magic show will be presented by Presto the Magician.

The event is a collaboration among Youth & Family Link, Longview Parks and Recreation and the YMCA of Southwest Washington.

For details, call 360-423-6741 or email link@linkprogram.org.

Bakers needed for fundraiser

Bakers are needed to make 120 bite-size treats containing some form of chocolate for the 18th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza set for Friday, Oct. 27, at The Charlotte House in Cathlamet.

For details, call Susan at 360-795-6401.

Get a burger before Kelso home game

Hamburger feeds sponsored by Knights of Columbus members take place before the Kelso Hilander home football games from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 2200 Allen St., Kelso.

The menu at each gathering includes hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken patties or hot dogs with baked beans, potato salad, chips, a brownie and a choice of soda, coffee or tea.

The cost is by donation. Proceeds will benefit youth activities and charities.

Free parking will be offered at the church so people can eat and walk to the game.

Harvest Fest at Kelso Senior Center

A Harvest Festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Kelso Senior Center, 106 N.W. Eighth Ave., Kelso.

Vendors, free games, a costume contest and more will be featured.

For details, email harvestfestcowlitz@gmail.com.

Make a Difference Day in Woodland

Woodland High school students have been working with the city to promote community pride and youth awareness leading up to Make a Difference Day set for Saturday, Oct. 28.

Teams of adults and students will work on community service projects throughout the city.

In addition, residents can get rid of household items and organic yard waste on that day at the City Shop, 38404 Lakeshore Drive; or get rid of household hazardous waste such as paints, pesticides, auto products, pool chemicals, toxic products, cleaning products, flammable material and car batteries in the east side parking lot at Safeway, 1725 Pacific Ave.

Sign up for the Pumpkin Pi run

Start the Halloween celebration with the Pumpkin Pi 3.14 mile run/walk at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28.

The all-age event begins in the covered shelter area at Willow Grove Park, 7235 Willow Grove Road, Longview.

Pumpkin pie will be served after the race.

The cost is $15 per person. Shirts are available for $10 each and must be ordered by Friday, Oct. 20.

To register, call or stop by Longview Parks and Recreation, 360-442-5400, 2920 Douglas St., Longview; or register online at mylongview.com/recreation.

Stella Lutheran Chapel Harvest Fest is Oct. 28

The Stella Lutheran Chapel annual Harvest Fest takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the chapel, 124 Sherman Road, Longview.

The public is invited.

The festivities include a dinner, silent auction and a raffle The menu includes bratwurst and sauerkraut, potatoes au gratin, green beans, bread, dessert, coffee and cider for a $12 suggested donation. Tickets are available at the door.

The event is made possible in part by a grant from Thrivent Financial for a Thrivent Action Team Project.

For details, call 360-636-2032 or visit https://www.facebook.com/stellachapelwa/.

Stop by St. Stephen's for hospitality on Halloween

People trick-or-treating in the Old West Side neighborhood are invited to stop by St. Stephen's Episcopal Church at 22nd Avenue and Louisiana Street, Longview, from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31, for a smile; a warm welcome; to use the restroom; get some candy, juice or water; to sit and rest on a clean dry chair; or perhaps get some duct tape or safety pins to repair torn costumes.

For details, call Mary at 260-560-5272.

Rescued Paws closing its doors Oct. 31

The no-kill pet rescue group, Rescued Paws, is closing its thrift shop at 1240 Commerce Ave., on Tuesday, Oct. 31.

The store has been operating for nearly two years. Customers were able to buy low-cost and donated pet-related items and were offered cats and dogs they could adopt. Once the business closes, the group will offer animals at other sites around the area at adoption events. Those events will be posted in the newspaper.

Until Oct. 31, the store is open from noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

All of the group's pets are in foster care in private homes. Pets offered for adoption have been spayed or neutered, have all shots needed for their age and have been microchipped. The animals receive veterinarian care as needed. Dogs go with their new owners with harnesses and leashes.

Adoptable animals are listed on the group's website www.rpaws.petfinder.com. They also are listed at petfinder.com and adoptapet.com. Cats are shown at Petco in the Triangle Center.

To contact the group, email rpaws@hotmail.com or call 360-673-7373 and leave a message.

Rainier Garden Club gathers

Darrel Whipple and Chelsea Chandler will discuss "Gardening to Attract Birds" at the 9:30 am. Wednesday, Nov. 1, meeting of the Rainier Garden Club.

The program includes a slide show of native plants and a number of native birds that are attracted to them and to bird feeders.

The meeting takes place in the social hall of the United Methodist Church, First and C streets, Rainier.

Guests are welcome.

The group meets the first Wednesday of each month, except January. Membership is $10 per year.

For details, call club president Kathy Rinck at 503-556-1451, email rainiergardenclub970­48@gmail.com or search for Rainier Garden Club on Facebook.

Donate blood to American Red Cross

Several American Red Cross Blood Drives take place locally in November.

All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Anyone who is at least 17 years old, weighs at least 110 pounds and is in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.

• Kelso: 1-6 p.m. Nov. 8, Barnes Elementary School (in the bus), 401 Barnes St.

• Longview: 1-6 p.m. Nov. 1, 8 and 15, Church of the Nazarene, 814 15th Ave.; 1:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 and 14, YMCA of Southwest Washington, 766 15th Ave.; and 12:30-5 p.m. Nov. 14, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Longview Stake, 900 11th Ave.

Castle Rock Senior center plans activities

Anyone age 55 or older is invited to join the Castle Rock Senior Center.

A lifetime membership is $5. Activities, newsletters, friendship and more are offered. The center is at 222 Second Ave. S.W., Castle Rock.

Several activities are planned for November.

• Every Monday: 10 a.m.-noon, cinnamon rolls and coffee served to the public; suggested donation: $1.50.

• Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8 a.m. yoga class designed for senior citizens; 9:30-10:30 a.m., exercise class.

• Every first and third Tuesday: 1-3 p.m., Write Your Life Story class.

• Every Wednesday: noon, senior nutrition meal offered by CAP, suggested donation is $3, call 360-636-2118 by Monday each week for reservations; 1-3 p.m., paper tole classes.

• Every Thursday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., quilting projects; 7 p.m., pinochle.

• Every Friday: noon lunch by reservation only; call 360-636-2118 by Monday for reservation.

• Every Saturday (except Nov. 4): 1-3 p.m., bingo.

• Saturday, Nov. 4: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Christmas in November sale.

• Tuesday, Nov. 14: 11 a.m., PowerPoint presentation by Judy Smith who will show pictures of a travel trip she took recently; noon, potluck lunch.

• Thursday, Nov. 16: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., commodities distributed; must have valid punch card.

Fibre/KapStone retirees meet

Ben Nolen, supervisor of River Cities Paratransit, is the guest speaker at the 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, meeting of the Western Federation of Retirees Local 3 (Fibre/KapStone Retirees, Hourly and Salary) in the AWPPW Hall, 724 15th Ave, Longview.

For details, call Patti Huggins 360-261-3086.

Free knit and crochet project

The public is invited to knit or crochet squares to be combined into blankets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays starting Nov. 2 at the CAP Community Arts Workshop, 1526 Commerce Ave., Longview.

Free knitting and crochet classes will be taught at the workshop by fiber artist Cat Walquist. Brightly colored yarns, threads, needles and crochet hooks have been donated for the project.

People can drop in anytime between the designated hours.

For details on participating in the project or donating to the Community Arts Workshop (CAQ) Blanket Project, email capartsworkshop@gmail.com or call Cat at 360-425-3430, extension 306.

New parenting class begins

Holland, a new, free, eight-week parenting class for parents of children with special needs takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Nov. 1, at Life Works, 906 New York St., Longview.

Parents of children with special needs will meet in a small group setting to share their stories, learn about the grief process, understand the importance of taking care of themselves and learn about the resources available in the community to help parents on their journey, notes information submitted to The Daily News.

For details, contact Lacey Cairns at 360-425-5494 or laceycairns@lifeworkswa.org.

Apply to join the sheriff’s reserve unit

The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications to join the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Reserve Unit.

Applicants must be at least 21 years old, have a valid driver's license, high school diploma or GED, and pass a physical and a written test as well as an in-depth background investigation, oral interview, polygraph, and psychological exam.,

Applications can be picked up in person at the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office, 312 First Ave. S. No. 124, and must be completed and submitted by Wednesday, Nov 1.

For details, email Deputy Jordan Spencer at spencerj@co.cowlitz.wa.us.

Attend a free sock hop

The public is invited to a free sock hop takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the American Legion, 1250 12th Ave., Longview.

The evening's festivities include food, games, a 50/50 raffle and perhaps a visit from "Elvis."

View or buy fishing tackle 

The fall meeting for the Northwest Region of the National Fishing Lure Collectors Club will be held from 9 a.m. until closing (usually about noon) Nov. 4 in the ballroom of the Red Lion Hotel, 510 S. Kelso Drive.

Vintage fishing tackle will be on display and for sale. Club members offer free appraisals and/or auction of collectible items.

The public is welcome. Admission is $5.

For details, call show host Monte Martinsen at 360-274-8045.

Eat dinner and dance

A dinner and dance sponsored by the Harlequin Dance Club, takes place from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Kelso-Longview Elks lodge, 900 Ash St., Kelso.

The cost is $28 per person.

For details, call David Walworth at 360-423-1599.

Enter student calendar contest

A new local public education campaign targeting storm water pollution, Cowlitz Clean Waters, is sponsoring its first of an annual student calendar contest.

Public, private and home schooled middle school students (sixth through eighth grade) within Cowlitz County are encouraged to create art work or write a haiku or short poem depicting ways to prevent storm water pollution and to keep Cowlitz County waters — including the Cowlitz, Coweeman and Columbia rivers, and Lake Sacajawea — clean, states a press release from the city of Longview.

Students whose art and poetry are selected for the calendar will receive Amazon gift cards, with a grand prize value of $350. The contest entry form and rules can be found online at https://cowlitzcleanwaters.org/contest.

The deadline for submission is Tuesday, Nov. 7.

For details, call Van McKay at the city of Kelso, at 360-577-3323.

Cowlitz Clean Waters is a collaborative initiative of the cities of Kelso and Longview, Cowlitz County, Consolidated Drainage Improvement District No. 1, the Kelso and Longview school districts, Washington State University Cowlitz County Extension service and Lower Columbia College.

Annual VFW potluck and fundraiser set

The annual Veterans Day Potluck sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1909 and Auxiliary takes place Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Alston Corner Assembly of God Church, 25272 Alston Corner Road, Rainier.

A social hour begins at 11 a.m. Lunch begins at noon.

Members of the group will present their annual awards. A silent auction will be held. $1 paper tubes and $2 grab bags will be available.

The post will provide chili and a sandwich bar. Attendees are asked to bring a favorite salad or dessert to share.

All money raised will be used to support veterans' programs.

Grove residents meet for potluck

A Thanksgiving potluck for Willow Grove residents begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Willow Grove Clubhouse.

For details, call Lynn Huntington at 360-423-3867.

Free seminar at the library

A seminar on Selling Techniques for Small Businesses takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in the Longview Public Library, 1600 Louisiana St., Longview.

Attendees will learn how to make an appointment with prospective customers, make a plan for the sales call and how to avoid the mistakes salespeople often make. Also discussed will be how to use a SWOT analysis of a you and your competitors and how to optimize leads. Students also will learn why objectives are good and learn some proven closing techniques.

The free event is offered by the Friends of the Longview Library. All attendees may later receive free, confidential SCORE mentoring to help personalize the sales process.

To register, call the library at 360-442-5300.

To learn more about library programs, visit longviewlibrary.org.

Comcast Turkey Trot Fun Run is Nov. 23

The Comcast Turkey Trot Fun Run and Walk for all ages consisting of one lap around Lake Sacajawea begins at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 23.

Participants should meet at the Hemlock Plaza.

Prizes will be awarded for best costume, largest family participation and more.

The cost is $15 per person or $30 with a long-sleeved tech shirt if the shirt order is placed by Wednesday, Nov. 15. Organizers encourage advance registration.

Packets can be picked up between noon and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at the Longview Parks and Recreation office, 2920 Douglas St., Longview.

For details or to register, call 360-442-5400 or visit https://register.communitypass.net/reg/.

Retirees plan a Christmas party

Members of the Western Federation of Retirees Local 3 (Fibre/KapStone hourly and salaried retirees) are holding a Christmas potluck starting at noon Thursday, Dec. 7, at the AWPPW Hall, 724 15th Ave., Longview.

Ham and refreshments will be provided. Attendees are asked to bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share.

For details, call Patti at 360-261-3086.

Master Gardener training begins in January

Master Gardener volunteer training will begin Jan. 19 in the Longview/Kelso area.

Anyone who enjoys gardening can receive more than 90 hours of training covering in-depth community gardening topics from edible and ornamental plants to composting and environmental issues, from plant health care to problem identification and management, states a press release from the Washington State University Cowlitz County Extension.

The sessions will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the first and third Fridays January through June.

In return for the training, WSU Master Gardener volunteers provide educational public service to the community. The WSU Master Gardener program offers ongoing educational opportunities, time for fun and time to share gardening information along with providing horticulture information to the community, states the press release.

Orientation sessions about the program will be held in December.

For details on the program or to receive an application, call Gary Fredricks at 360-577-3014, extension 3 or send an e-mail to garyf@wsu.edu.

Altrusa group offers three scholarships

Altrusa International of Longview-Kelso has three scholarships available to college students.

• The Altrusa International Scholarship for Technical Education Students is available to students attending Lower Columbia College during the 2018-19 school year. The $1,000 scholarship is for a student in a two-year technical program in the trades, manufacturing or industrial fields.

• The $1,400 Altrusa International Scholarship is for a student attending LCC during the 2018-19 school year and is renewable for up to three additional consecutive years provided the student shows proof of satisfactory academic progress.

• The $1,000 Jane Kalahan Smith Scholarship is for a student who has an interest in the sciences, who has completed studies at LCC and who will attend a college or university for the 2018-19 school year.

Application forms are available from high school counselors, in the LCC admission center/financial aid lobby or on the Altrusa International of Longview-Kelso website at http://bit.ly/2ysiNLo.

Complete criteria is included on the applications which must be sent to Altrusa International of Longview-Kelso and postmarked by Friday, March 23.

Recipients will be notified by mail.

For details, call Mary at 360-425-0426.

Job resources available at Longview library

The Longview Public Library and WorkSource are partnering to bring employment resources to the public and are holding monthly classes for help seeking jobs and creating resumes at the library, 1600 Louisiana St., Longview.

Space is limited to 10 students per class. Registration is required.

 First Friday of each month: Job Seeker Help, 2-4 p.m.; create a WorkSource Washington username and password; learn how to navigate the WorkSource web pages and use the resources; get hands-on practice searching for jobs and filling out applications online.

• Third Friday of each month: Write Your Resume, 2-4 p.m.; learn how to write a resume; create a resume online to access when needed; update current resume and learn how to tailor it to specific job needs.

To register, call the library at 360-442-5300.

For details call the library, visit www.longviewlibrary.com or call WorkSource at 360-577-2250.

Check out book discussion kits

More than 45 book discussion kits for people who want to start or who belong to a book club or book discussion group can be checked out with a valid library card from the Kelso Public Library, 351 Three Rivers Drive, Suite 1263, Kelso.

Each kit contains 10 to 15 copies of a single title — nonfiction, mysteries, classics and general fiction.

For details, call the library at 360-423-8110.

FISH needs volunteers

FISH of Cowlitz County needs telephone volunteers for three-hour shifts once or twice a month.

Volunteers can work from home to help people who need food, medications, dental care and other necessities.

For details, call Bob Theriault at 360-431-2937.

Volunteers needed at the train depot 

Members of the Kelso-Longview Train Depot Board invite people age 21 and older to become depot volunteers.

Depot volunteers announce arriving and departing trains, greet the public and answer questions for a range of travelers from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. seven days a week (including holidays) at the depot at 501 S. First Ave., Kelso.

Three four-hour shifts are available each day with up to two volunteers at  time. Volunteers can choose the shift that best fits their schedules and decide how often to volunteer. New volunteers are trained by veteran volunteers. Three training sessions must be successfully completed.

Applications, which include a city of Kelso background check application, are available at the depot. All completed applications should be returned to the depot.

For details, call 360-423-6015. If no one answers, leave a name, phone number and reason for the call.

TDN wants kids’ weather pics

The Daily News is looking for weather drawings for the newspaper’s Weather Page. Drawings are welcome from school classes or individuals.

To submit a drawing, stop by the office at 770 11th Ave., Longview, and pick up a form; send a self-addressed and stamped envelope to Kids’ Weather, P.O. Box 189, Longview, WA 98632; or download a form from TDN.com at http://tinyurl.com/a6ame9w.

Free program for youths

Free life skills and drug and alcohol prevention workshops are being offered through Cowlitz Tribal Health & Human Services for native and non-native young people ages 9 to 17 years. The program is called "Healing of the Canoe."

According to a press release, the program is a "great opportunity for youth to gain life skills and prevention methods infused with culturally relevant activities while engaging with age-appropriate peers."

At intake, participants must provide proof of age.

For details or to register, call Vashti Langford at 360-575-3316 or email vlangford.health@cowlitz.org.

LCC seeks host families

Host families for international students attending Lower Columbia College are needed.

Students range in age from 16 to 20 years old. They come from a variety of countries. 

Short-term to year-long hosting opportunities are available. A $650 monthly stipend will be provided to all families hosting a student for a quarter or longer.

Host families must be able to provide a private, furnished bedroom; daily meals; and transportation help to and from campus.

For details, contact the Lower Columbia College International Programs at international@lowercolumbia.edu or 360-442-2310.

Lay counseling sessions offered

New clients are being accepted during October at the Lay Counseling Clinic.

Ten free one-hour sessions with a trained and experienced male or female counselor will be provided. Appointments are available for individuals and couples.

To begin sessions, call Elizabeth at 360-423-6380 or 360-577-1059.

The counseling center is in the basement of Longview Community Church, 2323 Washington Way.

Project Read volunteer tutors needed

Volunteer tutors are being sought for the adult literacy program, Project READ.

Program coordinators are seeking people who can commit to one hour twice a week during regular Longview Public Library hours — 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays — to help other adults improve their literacy skills.

Anyone who is 18 years old or older, has graduated from high school or received a GED is qualified to help.

Coordinators can work around each volunteer's schedule. Volunteers are asked to make a six-month commitment, but are welcome to make a longer commitment.

Volunteer tutors are matched with adult learners to work one-on-one in the library.

Teaching materials, resources, direction, tutor training and ongoing support are provided by the library.

Training is on the computer and is self-paced at home or in the library.

For details or to sign up, call Elizabeth Partridge at 360-442-5321.

Help nonprofit paint building

A Go Fund Me Account has been established by the Friends of Skamokawa for paint for the River Life Interpretive Center (Central School/Redmen Hall) building n Skamokawa.

The two-story building first was established as a schoolhouse from 1894 to 1927.Then it was a lodge for the Order of the Redmen until the 1950s. In 1985, the building was refurbished by civic-minded residents who formed the nonprofit Friends of Skamokawa.

Since 1986, the building has been the home to the River Life Interpretive Center where historical archives are housed. Historical panel displays and exhibits reflect river life and culture.

The building is 30 feet by 50 feet. The paint, provided by Roxi's Painting of Longview, costs $16,000.

For details, email the Friends of Skamokawa at fos1894@gmail.com or call 360-795-3007.

Help students raise money

Rainier Junior/Senior High School Chapter of Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society students are raising money for their group.

To help the students, place a Schwan's order at schwans-cares.com­/c/28078.

Swim at Kelso's Gaither Pool

The fall 2017 schedule has been announced for swim lessons at Gaither Pool at Kelso High School, 1904 Allen St., Kelso.

The pool is open through Thursday, Nov. 16. No classes will be held Nov. 2

• Exercise Class/Lap Swim: 5:30-6:30 pm. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

• Rentals: 6-8 p.m. Fridays and 2-8 p.m. Saturdays; $50 per hour for up to 30 swimmers. Call the pool office at 360-501-1855 to schedule a rental.

• Admission prices: Regular, $3.50; Kelso School District staff and students, $2; senior citizens (55 years old and older) and military, $2.50; individual fall season pass, $63; senior citizen fall season pass, $58; and Kelso employees pass, $50.

Salvation Army needs meat donations for meals

The Longview Salvation Army needs beef and pork donations for its daily lunch program. In addition, turkeys and hams are needed for upcoming holiday meals.

For details, contact social services director Kayla Jacobson at 360-423-3990, ext. 209 or at Kayla.Jacobson@usw.salvationarmy.org.

Help Warehouse needs toiletries

Toiletry items are needed at the Help Warehouse to give to community members in need of hygiene products.

Items needed are bar soap (the biggest need), shampoo, feminine pads, disposable razors, laundry detergent (pods preferred) and deodorant.

Items can be dropped off from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the warehouse located in the CAP building, 1526 Commerce Ave., Longview.

Register for basketball training classes

A high level training for basketball players of all ages is offered daily at the nonprofit Roots Sports Academy, 1011 Third Ave., Longview.

Sixty- and 90-minute classes are taught by professional coaches in small groups or individual training sessions.

Players will learn the proper techniques and drills to take their games to the next level, notes a press release from the academy.

To learn more about the classes, email Scott Pisapia at scott@rootsbasketball.com.

To sign up for lessons, visit www.lvrootsacademy.org/book-online.

— The Daily News

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