FOWCL plan a book sale
Friends of Woodland Community Library will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, June 15, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Woodland Community Center, 782 Park St., Woodland (across from Woodland Middle School and next to the Woodland Community Library).
Children's book prices range from 25 cents to $1 each.
Mass market books will be 50 cents each. Hard cover and trade paperback books will cost $1 each, and DVDs and CDs will be two for $1.
New at this sale are hundreds of paranormal paperback books, note organizers.
Money raised will go toward library activities and support of a future library.
For details, call the library at 360-225-2294.
Free Soup’s On lunch in Kelso
A Soup's On event takes place Saturday, June 16, 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.
Kalama Lions host Father’s Day Breakfast
The 21st Annual Father's Day Breakfast hosted by Kalama Lions Club members takes place from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, June 17, at the Kalama Community Building, 126 N. Second St., Kalama.
The cost is $7 per person. Children 3 years old and younger can eat for free.
The menu includes French toast, pancakes, sausage, spiral ham, biscuits and gravy, eggs to order and strawberries.
A door prize of a chainsaw will be given away.
Longview School District sponsors summer meals
The Longview School District is sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program for children. Free meals will be available to children attending Longview schools who are 18 years old and younger.
Supervised activities will be offered at Kessler and Northlake elementary schools. For details on the activities, call Longview Parks and Rec at 360-442-5400.
For details on the food program or to volunteer to help, call the Longview School District Nutrition Office at 360-575-7172.
The Summer Food Service Food Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
• Archie Anderson Park (Alabama Street between 21st and 22nd avenues): noon-12:15 p.m. lunch and 2-2:15 p.m. snack; Monday-Fridays June 18-29 (closed July 2-6) and July 9-Aug. 17.
• Columbia Valley Gardens Elementary School (2644 30th Ave.): 8:30-8:45 a.m. breakfast and noon-12:15 p.m. lunch Mondays-Fridays, July 9-27.
• Kessler Elementary School (1902 Kessler Blvd.): 8:30-8:45 a.m. breakfast and noon-12:15 p.m. lunch Mondays-Fridays, June 18-Aug. 17 (closed July 4).
• Longview Teen Center (2121 Kessler Blvd.): 3-3:15 p.m. snack; Mondays-Fridays, June 18-Aug. 17.
• Monticello Middle School (1225 28th Ave.): noon-12:15 p.m. lunch, Mondays-Fridays, July 9-27.
• Northlake Elementary School (2210 Olympic Way): 8:30-8:45 a.m. breakfast and noon-12:15 p.m. lunch; Mondays-Fridays, June 18-29 (closed July 2-6) and July 9-Aug. 17.
• Olympic Elementary School (1334 30th Ave.): 8:30-8:45 a.m. breakfast and noon-12:15 p.m. lunch Mondays-Fridays, July 9-27, and Tuesdays-Thursdays, Aug. 7-16.
• St. Helens Elementary School (431 27th Ave.): noon-12:15 p.m. lunch, Mondays-Fridays, July 9-27.
Free estate Q&A at library
An information session on the ins and outs of planning estates led by estate planning attorney Brian Bault of Walstead Mertsching begins at 6 p.m. Monday, June 18, at the Longview Public Library, 1600 Louisiana St., Longview.
Information will include protecting assets, designating beneficiaries, and passing belongings on to family or other people.
The free presentation open to the public is for informational purposes.
For details, call the library at 360-442-5300 or visit www.longviewlibrary.org
Free bus ride to Ilani casino
Freedom Bus Tours is offering a free bus ride to the Ilani casino in La Center on Monday, June 18.
The bus will leave the Three Rivers Mall parking lot at 9:50 a.m. sharp and will return from the casino at 2 p.m.
People interested in going must call Judy or Dianne at 360-785-3188 to reserve a seat.
Public invited to quilters meeting
Ladies of the Lake Quilt Guild members will meet Monday, June 18, in the basement of the Educational Building at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2218 E. Kessler Blvd, Longview.
A social time starts at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m.
Karen Haines of the Peninsula Quilt Guild will discuss the Quiltsmart method of quilting and show a selection of quilts made using Quiltsmart patterns. She also will demonstrate the methods. For details on Quiltsmart, visit www.quiltsmart.com.
Guests are welcome. Non-guild members are asked to pay a $5 admission fee.
For details, call Lesley Ness at 360-423-7542.
Free canning classes at Bob's
Free canning classes take place in June and July in the HomeWorld Department at Bob's Sporting Goods, 1111 Hudson St., Longview.
Terri Emrich and Helen Redmond will lead the classes from 5 to 7 p.m. the following Tuesdays.
• June 19: Pickling, Quick Pickling and Fermenting
• June 26: Tomatoes and Salsa
• July 10: Preserving Meat, Poultry and Seafood
• July 17: Preserving Veggies, Beans and Soups
• July 24: Drying and Dehydrating Fruits and Vegetables
For details, call 360-425-3870 or visit www.bobsmerch.com (and then click on events).
Retired educators meet at Somerset
Retired educators are invited to meet Tuesday, June 19, in the social room of the Somerset Retirement Apartments, 2025 Tibbetts Drive, Longview.
Topics include the June state convention and minigrant feedback from Clarence Blaine and Noel McRae.
This will be the last retired educators meeting until Sept. 18.
A continental breakfast of beverages, fruit and rolls will be available at 9:30 a.m., with the meeting taking place from 10 to 11 a.m.
Retired public employees meet
Members of the Retired Public Employees Council of Washington will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, at the Longview Country Club, 41 Country Club Drive (off Pacific Way), Longview.
Summer O'Neil is the guest speaker. She is the campaign manager for Erin Frazier who is running for the Washington State House of Representatives in the 19th District.
All retired and soon-to-be retired state public employees are invited to the meeting and for lunch at noon.
For details, call Judy DeVoe at 360-261-2780.
Support local school gardens
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, June 20-Aug. 15, fresh harvested goods from all 18 school gardens in the Longview and Kelso areas will be sold at Northlake Elementary School, 2210 Olympia Way, Longview.
Produce also will be sold from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 22 and 29.
The public can purchase fresh-picked fruits, vegetables and flowers. They also can meet the garden rabbits and "see why kids are crazy about growing their own food."
Money raised supports the local school gardens program.
For details, send an email to email@example.com or call 360-431-6725.
Kickoff set for Alzheimer’s walk
Teams of walkers are invited to register in advance and attend the kick-off for the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the Canterbury Inn, 1324 Third Ave., Longview.
After registering, walkers are welcome to stay for the 6:30 p.m. presentation, "Living Well With Dementia."
The walk takes place Saturday, Sept. 22, at Lake Sacajawea. Registration for folks who did not register in advance begins at 9 a.m. The walk starts at 10:30 a.m.
In addition, resources will be available for families, caregivers and professionals touched by dementia.
According to a press release, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event that raises awareness and money for Alzheimer's care, support and research.
For details, call 360-423-2200.
Lots to do at CR Senior Center
Anyone 50 years old 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 May.
• Every Monday: 10 a.m.-noon, cinnamon rolls and coffee served to the public; suggested donation: $1.50.
• Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8:15-9:15 a.m., yoga class; 9:30-10:30 a.m., exercise class.
• Every first and third Tuesday: 12:30-3 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.
• Every Thursday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., quilting projects; 7 p.m., pinochle, everyone welcome.
• Every Friday: noon lunch by reservation only; call 360-636-2118 by Monday for reservation.
• Every Saturday: 1-3 p.m., bingo.
• Thursday, June 21: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., commodities distributed; must have valid punch card.
Pajama Bowl benefits Special Olympics
The third annual Pajama Bowl takes place from 5 to 8 p.m Friday, June 22, at the Triangle Bowl, 700 Triangle Center, Longview.
The cost is $20 per bowler. Door prizes and raffles will be held throughout the evening. Money raised benefits the Longview, Kelso Special Olympics.
Clatskanie quilt show canceled
The Clatskanie Quilt Show committee has decided to cancel the 2018 quilt show because of lack of support.
The "giftables" will be sold in the Country Boutique at the Clatskanie Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 30. Proceeds from the sales will go to the "Share the Warmth" program through the PUD.
MM class of ’68 plans reunion
Members of the Mark Morris High School class of 1968 will hold their 50-year class reunion the weekend of Aug. 17 and 18.
On Friday, Aug. 17, classmates will have a casual gathering in the Sports Bar at the Red Lion Hotel, 510 Kelso Drive, Kelso.
At 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, the reunion takes place in the ballroom of the Red Lion.
Organizers are looking for missing addresses for several classmates. Anyone with information on these people is asked to call Pam Logsdon (Wicht) at 206-915-8342 or Bobbi Tressler (Klingberg) at 360-751-4600.
Missing classmates are James Armstrong, Brian Bell, Gregory Brooks, Patrick Butler, Rick Chapman, Sharon Clements, Cheryl Cram, Maren Davidson, Richard Groom, Ron Hawthorne, Lynette Hays, Dale Hibl, Robin Huntala, Robert F. Hunt, Patsy Hutchins, Mary Ingram, Carol Jones, Gregg Jones, Leta Leggett, Vicky McBeain, Mary Montoya, Susan Quackenbush, Jeanne Reynolds, Clinton Rippee, Natalie Shaver, Patricia Smith, Rose Smith, Rebecca Spillers, Joe Timmreck, Jean Van Haverbeke, Betty Waddell, Sandra Wesley, Rachel Williams and Warren Williams.
Borrow a life jacket
The Longview Fire Department reminds the public about the Life Jacket Loaner Board program and that life jackets are available at popular swimming and recreation areas around the county.
Once done with the life jackets, users are asked to return them to the boards.
The “loaner boards” have life jackets in sizes for infants to adults at the following locations:
• Willow Grove at the boat launch and by the swimming area
• County Line Park
• Castle Rock boat launch
• Horseshoe Lake
• Merwin Dam
If anyone notices no life jackets on a Life Jacket Loaner Board, they should call 360-442-5501 so the life jackets can be replaced as soon as possible.
Relay team needs bean bag chairs
The Cancer Crushers/Key for the Cure Relay for Life team needs bean bag chairs.
One of the team's responsibilities at the August Relay for Life is the Teen Tent where any teens participating in the walk can hang out, eat and watch movies.
Anyone who has a bean bag chair they would like to donate for the event can drop it off between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at Three Rivers Christian School, 2441 42nd Ave., Longview.
Project Read 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. Tutors specifically are needed who can help between 5 and 8 p.m. for learners who work during the day.
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, call Elizabeth Partridge at 360-442-5321.
Take yoga at senior center
Yoga classes taught by PJ Enbusk take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays and Fridays at the Kelso Senior Center, 106 N.W. Eighth Ave., Kelso.
Attendees should wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water.
The classes are free to Kelso Senior Center members and cost $1 per class for non-members.
For details, call the center at 360-232-8522.
Book helps ID tree species
"What Tree Is That?" is a book offered through the Arbor Day Foundation to help people identify trees through a simple step by step process.
What to look for in tree shapes; arrangement of the leaves; differences in the leaf stalks and specific characteristics of fruit, flowers, bud and bark are explored in the book.
To obtain a full color book, send name, address and $5 for each book to What Tree Is that?, Arbor day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska city, NE 68410. An online interactive version also is available at arborday.org.
— The Daily News