Subscribe for 17¢ / day


Cowlitz Valley Moose Lodge: Renee and Nighttime Friends, 6-10 p.m. July 18, 921 Washington Way, Longview; doors open at 6 p.m. Need not be a Moose member to attend. Limited number of advance tickets: $10, available at the Longview Senior Center, 1111 Commerce Ave.; $15 at the door; money raised benefits senior center programs. Details: Danni or Jana, 460-636-0210.

Longview Senior Center: Line dance lessons 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 1111 Commerce Ave., Longview. 360-636-0210.


Cowlitz County Farmers’ Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through October, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, May through October, across the street from the Cowlitz County Event (Expo) Center 1900 Seventh Ave., Longview.

Cowlitz Valley Old-Time Music Association: Country and bluegrass entertainment and open mic program. 7 p.m. July 9, Catlin Grange, 205 Shawnee, N. Kelso. Acoustic and electric instruments, donations at door; info: 360-578-7818.

Farmers’ Market: 3-6 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 1, Elochoman Marina, 500 Second St., Cathlamet. 360-849-9401;

School Gardens Produce Sale: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 15, 5-7 p.m. Aug. 22 and 29, Nortlake Elementary School, 2210 Olympia Way, Longview; fresh produce harvested from all 18 school gardens in the Longview-Kelso area sold in one spot; money raised goes to support the local school garden programs.


July 12-14: Kalama Community Fair and Parade;

July 12-15: Toledo Cheese Days with classic car show and parade;

July 14-15: Clamshell Rail Road Days at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, Ilwaco;, 360-642-2400

July 18-22: Columbia County Fair and Rodeo, St. Helens, Ore.; columbiacountyfairgr¬

July 18-22: SandSations, Long Beach;, 360-642-2400

July 19-21: Castle Rock Fair, parade, vendors, youth activities, music and more, Castle Rock Fairgrounds;

July 20-21: Bald Eagle Days in Cathlamet;

July 21: Solid Rock Cruisers Car Show, Calvary Community Church, Longview; 360-577-1807; search for Solid Rock Cruisers — Cowlitz County on Facebook

July 21: Music in the Gardens on the Long Beach Peninsula;, 360-642-2400

July 25-28: Cowlitz County Fair and Rodeo, Cowlitz County Fairgrounds, Longview;

July 27-29: Finnish-American Folk Festival, Naselle;

July 28-29: Annual Long Beach Northwest Professional Rodeo Association (NPRA) Rodeo, Peninsula Saddle Club, Long Beach;, 360-642-2400

June 30: 9 a.m.-3 p.m, 28th annual Clatskanie Cruisers Heritage Days Car Show, Clatskanie City Park, 300 Park St.

July 31-Aug. 4: Clatsop County Fair, “Life is Fair,” Clatsop County Fair and Expo Center, Astoria;;


Flowers and Fluff: Bob Nelson Jazz Trio (Bob Nelson, guitar; Beau Wood, bass; Bill Comin, drums), 6-8:30 p.m. July 13. 45 E. Columbia River Highway, Clatskanie. 503-728-4222.

Lexi’s Pizza Pub: Bob Nelson Jazz Trio (Bob Nelson, guitar; Beau Wood, bass; Bill Comin, drums),6-9 p.m. July 12. 1613 West Side Highway, Kelso. 360-575-1960.

Longview Eagles: karaoke, 8-11 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. DJ every other Saturday. 1526 12th Ave., Longview. 360-425-1444.

Longview Elks Lodge No. 155: 8-11:30 p.m. Karaoke With Kyle Harbaugh, July 13, 900 Ash St., Kelso.

Mary’s Bar and Grill: 8-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kyle Harbaugh, every Thursday, 4503 Ocean Beach Highway, Longview. 360-751-1368.

River Mile 38 Brewing: The Creston Line, 5-8 p.m. July 14 on the Crow’s Nest Stage. 285 Third St., Cathlamet. 360-355-4662.

Scooter’s Bar and Grill: Alotta Music plus karaoke, 9 p.m. Saturdays. 1107 N. Pacific Ave., Kelso. 425-2223.

Teri’s Restaurant: live music 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. 3225 Ocean Beach Highway, Longview. 360-577-0717.


“Shanghaied in Astoria”: July 12 through Sept. 1, 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. matinees Sundays, July 22, Aug. 5 and Aug. 19, 129 Bond St., Astoria, Ore. Directed by Ashley Mundel, choreograhped by Kristin Samuelson. Tickets: $20 for front row seats, all other seats are $15 for adults and $10 for children; also $10 Fridays where all seats are $10. Tickets available 24/7 at


The free concert series is held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at Martin Dock at Lake Sacajawea.

The series showcases regional and national performers featuring a variety of music genres.

The series is sponsored by Kirkpatrick Family Care, City of Longview Parks and Recreation, Red Canoe Credit Union, Cascade Networks by Wave, Elfin Services Inc, Longview Orthopedic Associates, Longview Recycling, the Cowlitz PUD and KLOG/KUKN/The Wave.

July 19: Eagle Eyes (Eagles tribute band)

July 26: Ants in the Kitchen (1970s era funk, blues and soul)

Aug. 2: Cash’d Out (Johnny Cash tribute band with special guest RaeAnn Phillips)

Aug. 9: Tiller’s Folly (Celtic bluegrass and Americana)

Aug. 16: Burlington Rail (classic country and rock and roll)


The free concerts begin at 7 p.m. on the lawn at Waikiki Beach in the park at 244 Robert Gray Drive, Ilwaco.

The concert series takes place in an outdoor amphitheater with limited seating. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own seating, blankets and insect repellent.

A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the concerts, unless participants are already camped in the park. The exception is the Aug. 25 concert, which occurs on a state parks “free” day.

July 28: Resolectrics; a blend of rock, rhythm and blues and folk with bluesy riffs and swampy grooves.

Aug. 11: Champagne Sunday; labeled “Pearl Jam meets Bette Midler,” the married musical duo blends grunge and pop/rock with musical theater.

Aug. 25: Moe Bowstern and Paper Eclipse puppet Company; Astoria Fisher Poet Moe Bowstern shares poetry and presents a shadow puppet performance on the life cycle of the Chinook salmon; appropriate for all audiences.


Alcove Gallery at CAP’s Community Arts Workshop: paper craft works by artists Lisa Clark, Yvette O’Neill Raynham, Sheila Girt, Heidi Bishop, Yolanda Brackman, Cat Walquist, Craig Clark and Dorothy Allen on view through July 18; reception for the artist takes place from 2 to 3 p.m. June 20. Details: 360-425-3430, extension 306 or

Appelo Archives Center: Historic exhibitions of the Naselle-Grays River area. Hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays or by appointment. 1056 State Route 4, Naselle. 360-484-7103;

Broadway Gallery: Guest artists for July are Mitzi Christensen, and John and Vicki Brigden. Join guest artists for First Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month, listen to music and enjoy refreshments. Guest artists works are on display all month along with 40 local cooperative gallery members. The gallery extends a call to artists for new membership. Regular hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. 1418 Commerce Ave. 577-0544.,

Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum: Clamshell Railroad Days, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 14 and 15; experience historic railroad lectures, model railroad layouts from regional clubs, the kids craft caboose and more. The rail car Nahcotta will be open for touring both days with members of the Nahcotta Preservation Committee onsite to talk about new findings and the ongoing preservation of the rail car. Admission: $5 and includes a souvenir pin and covers museum entrance for two days; children younger than 12 years old admitted free. 115 S.E. Lake, Ilwaco. 360-642-3446;

Cowlitz County Historical Museum: Newest exhibit is “Make Wake,” featuring a 1949 14-foot Axtell powerboat build in Kelso that is on loan from Tony Laidlaw of Idaho and some hydroplanes on loan from Jim Zonich and Mike Zonich along with the brothers’ eight-minute video of the Miss Seattle hydroplane and others that raced on the Cowlitz River. In addition, on display will be four outboard motors from the era on loan from Jerry Snyder of Oregon City. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Open until 9 p.m. first Thursday of month. Donations accepted. 405 Allen St., Kelso. 577-3119.

Koth Memorial Gallery: Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, closed Sundays. Longview Public Library, 1600 Louisiana St., Longview. Daniel: 360-442-5307.

Lelooska Cultural Center: More than 600 native artifacts from North America including dolls, moccasins and an entire fur trade store furnished to the period. Free. 161 Merwin Village Road, off Lewis River Road. Open by appointment. 225-9522.

Lower Columbia College Art Gallery: “A Weather Walked In,” an exhibit of the work of Charlie Haughey, 75, on display from July 11 to Aug. 15. Haughey shot nearly 3,000 photographs while walking as a rifleman with the 25th Infantry Division of the Army in 1968 and 1969. He put them in boxes and stored them for 45 years. After a chance encounter with producer Kris Regentin in 2012, the collection was brought out of storage and scanned. Haughey’s work has been featured in international press pieces, a fine art book of photographs and multiple acclaimed gallery showings. The images recently were licensed by Ken Burns and Florentine Films for the 17-part documentary, “The Vietnam War.” Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays. In Rose Center for the Arts art gallery at the college, 1900 Maple St., Longview. 360-442-2510;

McThreads Art Works: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. 1233 Commerce Ave., Longview. 360-261-2373.

Rainier Oregon Historical Museum: Hours: noon-4 p.m. Saturdays (except holidays), third floor of City Hall, 106 W. B St., Rainier. Old photos or items people would like to share or donate to the museum are welcome. Old photos can be scanned and originals returned to owners. 503-556-4089, 360-751-7039,

River Life Interpretive Center at Redmen Hall/Central School: Welcome Home! A Sunnier Historical Perspective of Wahkiakum County through Sept. 28. Exhibit includes creative works such as drawings, illustrations and painted portraits in mixed media of residents with historic roots in Wahkiakum County by Wahkiakum High School art students. Includes architectural renderings of historic homes and buildings by C. Thomas Middle School architecture students; big band and turn-of-the-century Broadway tunes by middle and high school band members; video visits from county locals sharing stories their stories and past family stories. Two openings held from 5 to 7 p.m. June 1 and noon to 4 p.m. June 2. Regular hours: noon-4 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays. 1394 State Route 4 (Ocean Beach Highway). 360-795-3007, leave a message; or

Stella Historical Museum: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 26, 8530 Ocean Beach Highway, Stella (10 miles west of Longview). Docents on hand to share the area’s history. Free admission, but donations greatly appreciated to help maintain the historic properties. 360-423-3860.

Tsuga Gallery: Features more than 30 local artists’ work, including paintings, photography, sculpture and jewelry. 70 Main St., Cathlamet. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

Wahkiakum County Historical Society Museum: Extensive logging, fishing and cultural displays. 1923 locomotive outside. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays May through October, or by appointment. 65 River Street, Cathlamet. 360-849-4353.

— The Daily News


Load comments