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

ETC.

Cowlitz County Farmers’ Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays April 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. May 17, Catlin Grange, 205 Shawnee, N. Kelso. Acoustic and electric instruments, donations at door; info: 360-578-7818.

“Oceans: Flamenco en Vivo”: Seattle-based flamenco artist Savannah Fuentes performs one night only, 7:30 p.m. June 4, Stageworks Northwest Theatre, 1433 Commerce Ave., Longview, as part of her West Coast tour. Tickets sold through Brown Paper Tickets at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4235892.

“Has-Been Hero”: Short comedy film by Johnny Winningham about an aging masked crimefighter, Major Justice (Bob Burgoyne), 7:30 p.m. June 8, Stageworks Northwest Theatre, 1433 Commerce Ave., Longview. Freewill donation.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

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

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

PLAYS

“Barefoot in the Park”: Neil Simon romantic comedy directed by Janeene Niemi and featuring Joshua Warwick and Michalyn Killian as newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter, a straight-arrow lawyer and his free-spirited wife. May 17-June 2, Stageworks Northwest Theatre, 1433 Commerce Ave., Longview. 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets $15/$12/$7, at www.stageworksnorthwest.org or at the door one hour before curtain. 360-636-4488.

“Proof”: David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize winning play explores the intersection between mental illness and genius as a woman struggles to care for her father under the threat of inheriting his mathematical genius and his mental illness. Center Stage Theater, Lower Columbia College, 1600 Maple St., Longview. 7:30 p.m. May 24, 25, 30, 31 and June 1; 11 a.m. May 31; and 2 p.m. June 2. Tickets: $10 per person general admission and free for students with an ID card at https://lowercolumbia.edu/theatre/.

“A Gwesty Family Thanksgiving”: Fun, crazy, family friendly production by second semester drama class at Cascade Middle School. Written by teacher Brian Jensen, the play is set in the Gwesty family home on a 2,000-acre turkey farm. All of the children return home for Thanksgiving and everyone has secrets and surprises to share. 6-7 p.m. May 29-31 at the school, 2821 Parkview Drive, Longview. Tickets: $5 per person for adults, $4 per person for senior citizens, $3 per person for children 7 to 18 years old and free for children through 6 years old.

“The King’s Meal”: Family-friendly musical written by John Henry of Longview, directed by Michael McElliott, 7:30 p.m. June 27-29, 2 p.m. June 29-30, Stageworks Northwest Theatre, 1433 Commerce Ave., Longview. All seats $5 at the door. 360-636-4488.

SUMMER CONCERTS AT THE LAKE

The free concert series is held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays starting in July 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, Red Canoe Credit Union, Cascade Networks by Wave, Longview Orthopedic Associates, Elfin Services, the City of Longview Recycling, Pacific Surgical Center, the Cowlitz PUD, KLOG/KUKN/The Wave and Realtor Mike Wallin with Keller Williams.

July 11: The Kingsmen, classic 1960s rock and roll.

July 18: Talya Lynn, 1960s and 1970s country classics sung by Loretta Lynn’s granddaughter.

July 25: Prom Date Mixtape, the ultimate live 1980s tribute.

Aug. 1: Moving in Stereo, Cars tribute.

Aug. 8: Cherry Cherry, Neil Diamond tribute.

Aug. 15: Soul Siren, the Northwest’s premiere party band.

MOVIES AT THE LAKE

Free family friendly movies begin at dusk with pre-event activities set to start at 7 p.m. starting in July. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and/or sleeping bags. Popcorn, pizza and soft drinks available for purchase. Sponsors include Fibre Federal Credit Union, Rocket 107, The Peak 98.3 and Mike Wallin (Realtor with Keller Williams).

July 26: “Goonies.”

Aug. 2: “Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse.”

Aug. 9: “Ralph Breaks the Internet.”

Aug. 16: “Marry Poppins Returns.”

WAIKIKI BEACH CONCERTS

The free concerts begin at 7 p.m. in the Waikiki Beach Amphitheater at Cape Disappointment Park, 244 Robert Gray Drive, Ilwaco.

The amphitheater has 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.

June 8: Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons, American roots music

June 22: Unit Souzou, Japanese Taiko and dance

July 13: Beltain, Celtic music

July 27: The Brownsmead Flats, bluegrass music

Aug. 10: The Winterlings, American folk music

Aug. 24: Unexpected Brass Band, New Orleans street music

EXHIBITIONS

Alcove Gallery at CAP’s Community Arts Workshop: Brightly colored canvases with enigmatic, energetic images and mystical, monochrome backgrounds for planets and wizards comprise paintings by Jeremiah Landis and Jerry Filbeck on exhibit through May 29. Regular hours: noon-3:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, in the Community Arts Workshop at CAP, 1526 Commerce Ave., Longview. Details: 360-425-3430, extension 306, or capartsworkshop@gmail.com.

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; appeloarchives.org

Broadway Gallery: Guest artists for May are Adrienne Stacey, ceramics; and Jaimie Barchus, drawings and prints. Join guest artists for First Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of every month to 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 memberships. Details can be found on the website. Regular hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. 1418 Commerce Ave. 577-0544. http://the-broadway-gallery.com, www.facebook.com/TheBroadwayGallery.

Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum: Coming Home: WWI and the American Legion Centennial exhibit runs May 18-July 6. Exhibit explores the lives and pastimes of the returning veterans and the organizations fomred to help them re-integrate with their communities. Exhibit opens May 18 with an Armed Forces Day celebration organized by members of the Don R. Grable Post No. 48 of Ilwaco. Permanent exhibits on Lewis and Clark and the Columbia River, an 1890 railroad car and a model of the old train that ran up the Long Beach Peninsula. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. $5 adults, $4 seniors older than 55, $2.50 youngsters ages 12-18, free for children younger than 12 years old. Free admission Thursdays due to sponsorship from the Port of Ilwaco. 115 S.E. Lake, Ilwaco. 360-642-3446; columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org.

Cowlitz County Historical Museum: 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. www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/museum.

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. www.lelooska.org.

Lower Columbia College Forsberg Art Gallery: Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. In Rose Center for the Arts art gallery at the college, 1900 Maple St., Longview. 360-442-2510; www.lowercolumbia.edu/gallery.

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. www.mcthreadswearableart.com.

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, kay-lynn2@hotmail.com.

River Life Interpretive Center at Redmen Hall/Central School: Skamakowa Farm and Flowers photography exhibit featuring Desiree East Craven (Backwater Farm, Puget Island) and Brian Winner (Blue Skies Farm, Puget Island) through May 26. Regular hours: noon-4 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays. 1394 State Route 4 (Ocean Beach Highway). 360-795-3007, leave a message; or fos1894@gmail.com.

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

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