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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.

Join new book discussion group

Lisa Langner Goss, a former Rainier High School graduate, is leading a new book discussion group in Rainier.

The group will meet at 1 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month starting May 28 at the Rainier United Methodist Church, 101 E. C St.

The book the group will discuss is "The Art of Racing the Rain," by Garth Stein.

Everyone is welcome.

Sign up for girls volleyball camp

Members of the Three Rivers Christian High School girls' varsity volleyball team will host a camp for boys and girls in second through eighth grades from 9 am. to noon, Saturday, June 9, at the high school, 2441 42nd Ave., Longview.

Youngsters do not have to be a Three Rivers Christian School student to attend the camp.

Basic volleyball skills along with more advanced skills and drills will be covered. The basics will be broken down into passing, setting, hitting and serving. For more advanced players, service receiving, hitting and transitioning, blocking and some scrimmaging will be covered.

The cost is $48 per child if registered by Monday, May 28. The cost at the door the day of the camp is $45 per child. The fee includes a free T-shirt. People who do not register before May 28 may not get the size T-shirt desired.

The form can be downloaded at https://bit.ly/2IjqNGA.

For details, call Mandy Richards at 360-431-6329 or send an email to mrichards@3riversschool.net.

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.

• Monday, June 11: 3 p.m., visit from World Peace Runners.

• Tuesday, June 12: 11 a.m., Sandy Catt will present a PowerPoint program on a 21-day raft trip down the Colorado River through Grand Canyon taken by her and her husband; noon, potluck lunch. 3 p.m. Castle Rock High School Jazz Band concert in senior center parking lot along with a choir singing some music from Broadway; bring a chair to sit on.

• Thursday, June 21: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., commodities distributed; must have valid punch card.

Get rid of that unsafe waste

A household hazardous waste mobile collection event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the PUD parking lot on Division Street behind the Wahkiakum County Courthouse in Cathlamet.

For people unable to attend, the permanent collection area is open from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays at the Waste Control Transfer Station, 1150 Third Ave., Longview.

The collection is for hazardous waste generated by residences. No business waste will be collected.

Unlabeled products, leaking containers, containers larger than five gallons, explosives, radioactive material and biological or infectious waste will not be accepted. Products should be in their original containers.

Damaged containers should be placed inside another container to contain leaks. When transporting the waste, place it in the trunk or rear of the vehicle and prevent it from tipping over or spilling.

The event is sponsored by Cowlitz County in conjunction with Wahkiakum County and the Washington State Department of Ecology, with appreciation to the Wahkiakum County PUD for volunteering use of the parking lot.

Volunteers providing educational information and traffic control are members of the Washington State University Cooperative Extension's Master Composter/Recycler and Master Gardener programs.

For details, call Waste Control at 360-425-4302.

Boating Safety Day is June 2

A Boating Safety Day takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Port of Kalama marina.

Educational booths will be available along with free vessel safety inspections.

The event is sponsored by the Port of Kalama, the Washington State Parks Boating Program, the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Department, Cowlitz Fire District No. 5, the Safe Kids Coalition and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Annual Old West Side picnic is June 2

The annual gathering of the neighbors of the Old West Side begins at noon Saturday, June 2, in the Southwest corner of Vandercook Park, 1416 21st Ave., Longview.

Anyone interested in meeting and visiting with their neighbors is welcome.

Organizer ask that attendees bring some food to share, along with their own beverages, plates and silverware. Alcohol is not permitted in the park. It also is suggested to bring folding chairs and card tables, if desired. Please do not bring pets. Children and senior citizens are welcome, but keep in mind there are no bathroom facilities.

The neighborhood picnic held the first Saturday in June started on the lawn of an Old West Side resident. It has grown enough to be moved to the park.

For details, call Gary Schmauder at 360-425-0430.

Free clothing swap at Longview library

Community members are invited to take part in a free clothing swap from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 2, at the Longview Public Library, 1600 Louisiana St., Longview.

Clothes brought to swap must be clean, free of stains and not in need of repair. Attendees unload clothing, shoes, accessories (and sometimes other household items) that no longer inspire them. They can, in the process, pick up a few items from others' collections. Anything that is left over will be donated to a local clothing charity.

People can bring as many wearable items as they want to give away and take as many items as they want home. Everything is free.

Interested people can contact Elaine via email at thequeenbee.45@gmail.com, call her at 360-644-3002

or visit the Facebook page, Cowlitz County Free Clothing Swap.

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 5: Fruits, Sauces, Syrups and Pie Fillings

• June 12: Making Jams and Jellies

• 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).

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.

Senior center plans activities

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.

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 hotel.

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 360-752-4600.

Missing classmates are James Armstrong, Charles Beeson, Brian Bell, Gregory Brooks, Donald Burge, Patrick Butler, Dave Carrier, Rick Chapman, Sharon Clements, Cheryl Cram, Maren Davidson, John Dolan, Mike Firth, Michael Fitzpatrick, Dave Gallop, Todd Gordon, Tim Grauman, 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, James Newhall, Susan Quackenbush, Jeanne Reynolds, Clinton Rippee, Arand Russell, Mac Setter, Natalie Shaver, Patricia Smith, Rose Smith, Rebecca Spillers, Joe Timmreck, Jean Van Haverbeke, Betty Waddell, Sandra Wesley, Rachel Williams, Warren Williams, Larry Willis, Donald Wilma and Eddy Wood.

— The Daily News

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