Buy books at CR library sale
The Friends of the Castle Rock Library will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in the back room of the library at 137 Cowlitz St., W., Castle Rock.
Hardbound books are 50 cents each, paperback books are 25 cents each, children's books are 25 cents and 10 cents each, VHS videos are 25 cents each and DVDs are 50 cents each.
For details, call 360-274-6961.
Walk and talk with local leaders
In recognition of April being Move More Month, the public is invited to walk and talk with local leaders starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Elks Memorial Building at Lake Sacajawea, 2121 Kessler Blvd., Longview.
Representatives from the Longview City Council, Cowlitz County Commissionrs and the Port of Longview Commision will chat with walkers about issues important to them.
All levels and paces of walkers are welcome. Healthy treats and coffee will be served.
The event is sponsored by the Junior Officer Advisory Group of the U.S. Public Health Service in partnership with Longview Parks and Recreation and Cowlitz On the Move.
Pomona Grangers meet Apil 21
The next meeting of the Cowlitz Pomona Grange is Saturday, April 21, at the Catlin Grange Hall, 205 Shawnee St., Kelso.
A potluck begins at 6:30 p.m. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. The Pomona Grangers project for April is Hugs in a Mug. Pencils, cards, small games and puzzle books are needed.
Messy art day at LV library
Children from babies through 6 years old and their "grown-ups" are invited to a morning of messy art starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21, in the auditorium of the Longview Public Library, 1600 Louisiana St., Longview.
Children and their grown-ups should be prepared to get messy and make art with their bare hands and feet. They will paint, print and sculpt.
Registration is not required.
For details, call the library at 360-442-5300.
Free Soup’s On lunch in Kelso
A Soup's On event takes place Saturday, April 21, at the Kelso First Baptist Church, 214 S. Fourth St. (the corner of South Fourth Avenue and Vine Street), Kelso.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The free lunch is served between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
In addition, people in need can pick out clothing from a "clothes closet." Everything is free.
For details, call the church at 360-423-2513.
Dance fundraiser for booster club
My Shining Star, a father and daughter dance fundraiser sponsored by the Kelso High School class of 2022 Booster Club takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in the Commons Area at Kelso High School, 1904 Allen St., Kelso.
The cost is $30 for each father and daughter with an additional $10 charge for each additional daughter.
Prospective attendees can email the names of the fathers and daughters, phone number and email with a check payable to KHS Boosters Club 2022 c/o April Smith, 499 Williams Finney Road, Kelso, WA 98626.
Once registrations are received, email confirmations will be sent.
For details, call April at 360-957-2270 or send an email to email@example.com.
Free shred day April 21
A Free Shred Day hosted by Fibre Federal Credit Union takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until the trucks are full) Saturday, April 21, at 812 12th Ave., behind the main branch of Fibre Federal Credit Union.
Residents are invited to bring up to three 10-ream paper boxes of documents and have them professionally shredded.
Donations of non-perishable food and monetary donations for area food banks will be accepted.
LCSKC sponsors car seat clinic
A Lower Columbia Safe Kids Coalition car seat clinic takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue, 701 Vine St., Kelso.
Attendees can get their car seats checked for free by a certified car seat technician. Parents and guardians should bring a car seat they are using, their child or children, photo ID and proof of low-income status (if a new car seat is needed or desired) and cash to pay for a new seat ($15 donation). New car seats are for residents of Cowlitz or Wahkiakum counties only.
For details, contact Brandi Ballinger at 360-575-6280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library hosts biz info panel
People interested in staring a small business are invited to a Small Business Information Panel from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, at the Longview Public Library, 1600 Louisiana St., Longview.
Attendees can get answers to questions about starting and growing a small business including planning, zoning, permitting, financing, training, marketing and more.
Representatives from the City of Longview, SCORE Vancouver, Lower Columbia College, the Kelso/Longview Chamber of Commerce, the Red Canoe, Fibre Federal Credit Union, The Daily News and more will be available.
Each panel member will describe what the department or organization he or she belongs to does, or can do. Attendees will then be able to ask questions.
Entrepreneurs and small business owners can find more help in the Small Business Hub at the library.
The print collection emphasizes Start Ups, Finances and Management and Growth. The Small Business Research databases can help identify competitors, supply sources, sales prospects, demographics and industry trends, according to a press release from the City of Longview. Using the database also can help people create printable business and financial plans. Information on local activities, classes and contacts also can be found in the Small Business Hub.
Anyone with questions or who would like to tour the space and resources, call Elizabeth Partridge at 360-442-5321.
For details, call the library at 360-442-5300 or visit longviewlibrary.org.
Three-day $6 sale at hospital
The Friends of St. John are holding a three day $6 sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24 and 25, and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the cafeteria at PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center, 1600 Delaware St., Longview.
Some "show stopper" items will be available from $1 to $15.
Cash, credit and debit cards, and payroll deduction will be accepted for payment.
Money raised benefits the Friends of St. John scholarship program and medical center projects.
For details, call Kathy Davis at 360-751-1048.
Construct a simple watering system
Washington State University Extension Master Gardener Dixie Edwards will explain how to construct an inexpensive sprinkler system that can help reduce water use, save time, use less labor and control weeds and that can be used for watering a vegetable garden, hanging baskets, plants in pots on porches and more.
The free class takes place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in the Cowlitz County Event (Expo)Center, 1900 Seventh Ave., Longview.
For details, call Gary Fredricks at 360-577-3014, extension 3.
Learn how to grow fuschias
Pat Huson will discuss "How to Grow Fuschias" at the Thursday, April 26, meeting of the Longview Garden Club in Grace Lutheran Church, 2725 Dover St., Longview.
The meeting begins at 10 a.m. for club members only. Huson's talk begins at 11 a.m. and is open to the public.
Huson is a lifelong local resident who is an active member of the Kelso Garden Club and is a Master Gardener.
For details, call Laronna Tucker at 360-425-4391, visit the Longview Garden Club on Facebook or send an email to LVGardenClub2016@gmail.com.
Townwide garage sales in Ryderwood
Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28, mark the days the Ryderwood Townwide Garage Sales take place.
The event is held twice a year on the last weekends of April and August.
Maps of known sale locations can be picked up at the town Cafe, but if people "cruise the alleys," they will find more sales, according to a press release.
In addition, members of the Women's Club will hold their Super Sale at Pioneer Hall, 201 Morse St.
Coffee, drinks, snacks and a gourmet hot dog lunch will be available at the Cafe.
For details, visit ryderwood.org.
Spaghetti dinner fundraiser set
A spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit Bett and Gerry Caulfield takes place from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, 120 Powell Road, Castle Rock.
The suggested donation is $10 per person.
The event is sponsored by the St. Michael's Knights of Columbus Council 12786.
Support CPC at bazaar for moms
A Mom's Day Out Bazaar takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in the Northlake Baptist Church gymnasium, 2610 Ocean Beach Highway (the corner of Ocean Beach Highway and Pacific Avenue), Longview.
Products and services will be available from local artisans and entrepreneurs. Prize drawings will be held with prizes donated by the vendors. Raffle tickets are $1 each.
Money raised will benefit the Caring Pregnancy Center in Longview.
Visit the Caring Pregnancy Center Facebook page for updates on vendors.
Attend free biz seminar
The Longview Public Library is partnering with SCORE to bring free monthly Small Business Seminars to the library, 1600 Louisiana St., Longview.
The next seminar in the program is about starting a small business from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the library.
The seminar will cover topics needed to research and answer before considering business ownership. Attendees will begin with the perfect Elevator Pitch exercise about their concepts, then move to a discussion of entrepreneurial myths and realities. Statistics will be offered on why businesses fail and ways to avoid becoming one of the statistics. The day ends with Nuts and Bolts, a discussion on getting started in a business and a review of basic business planning.
To register for the seminar, visit www.vancouver.score.org.
The seminar is offered free to the public through support of the Friends of the Longview Library and the volunteers of the Vancouver chapter of SCORE.
For details, call the Longview Public Library at 360-442-5300 or visit longviewlibrary.org.
50th annual coin show is April 28
The Cowlitz Coin Club of Longview-Kelso is celebrating its 50th annual coin show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the AWPPW Hall, 724 15th Ave., Longview.
Admission, parking and dealer appraisals are all free.
At the show, the public can buy, sell and trade coins, currency, tokens and medals from numerous Pacific Northwest dealers.
Hourly drawings take place, along with a raffle for a half-ounce American Gold Eagle coin and five one-ounce American Silver Eagle coins. Winners need not be present to win the raffle coins.
The Cowlitz Coin Club, a member of the American Numismatic Association, is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to promoting, extending and protecting the interests of numismatics and its activities throughout the Pacific Northwest, states a press release from the club. Its goal is to foster and encourage the study of numismatics in all its forms and branches, notes a press release.
The Cowlitz Coin Club meets at 7 p.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Kelso Senior Center, 106 N.W. Eighth Ave., Kelso (adjacent to the Kelso Spray Park).
For details about club meetings, email email@example.com.
Public invited to ensemble concert
The public is invited to a concert where students of local music teachers perform instrument solos, vocal solos with piano accompaniments or piano ensembles.
Sponsored by the Cowlitz Chapter of the Washington State Music Teachers' Association the ensemble concert begins at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in the Parish Hall of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1428 22nd Ave., Longview.
For details, call CCWSMA president Karla Dudley at 360-577-1366.
Get ready for the Friendly Feud
Teams of five are invited to compete for prizes and fun at the "Friendly Feud" starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Longview Moose Lodge, 921 Washington Way, Longview.
In addition to the game of "Friendly Feud," a silent auction and raffles will be held. Food also will be available to buy.
A team of five people can enter for $100. Anyone who doesn't have a team, but would like to play can enter at the door for a $5 fee and be teamed up.
Signups are from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The "feud" starts at 6 p.m.
Money raised will benefit Cabaret Follies of Lower Columbia.
For details, call 360-703-2615 or visit https://www.facebook.com/CabaretFollies/.
Farmers Market Spring Bazaar in Clatskanie
The Clatskanie Farmers Market Spring Bazaar takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Clatskanie Middle/High School, 471 N.W. BelAir Drive, Clatskanie.
Plants, hand-crafted and homemade items, baked goods and more will be sold.
The event also includes a children's activity booth.
Learn about safety at Safe Kids Day
Safe Kids Lower Columbia is hosting a Safe Kids Day event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Youth & Family Link, 907 Douglas St., Longview.
There will be booths with activities and games. Attendees can learn health and safety tips, receive a bike helmet and participate in a bike giveaway.
The even is sponsored by Safe Kids Lower Columbia, Youth & Family Link, Red Canoe Credit Union and Fibre Federal Credit Union.
— The Daily News