December 1, 2023

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Community Calendar: Craft Bazaar; Acoustic Music Jam; Dueling Pianos

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The Shed Christmas Market

Dec. 1, 2 and 3 at The Shed, 516 Spooner Road, Chehalis

The Christmas market will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. To reach The Shed, take Exit 77 on Interstate 5 and head west on state Route 6 for about 7 miles before turning right on Spooner Road and follow the signs to The Shed. 

Craft Bazaar

Dec. 2 and 3 at Moonstang Creations, 569 Twin Oaks Road, Chehalis; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There is no fee for this event. 

2022 Mossyrock Garden Club Look-A-Rama

Dec. 2 and 3 at Mossyrock Grange Hall, 152 Isbell Road, Mossyrock

The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. The event will feature toys, crafts, poinsettias, candy and baked goods, custom wreaths, swags and arrangements, a silent auction and a raffle. A luncheon will be served on both days. Free cake and coffee will be available. Proceeds go to benefit the Mossyrock High School Scholarship Program. 

Merry Christmas Bazaar

Dec. 2 and 3 at the Onalaska Fire Hall, 1733 state Route 508, Onalaska

The bazaar will be held on Dec. 2 from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 with Santa making an appearance from 3:30 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Santa appearing from noon to 3 p.m. Food vendors, handmade soap and candles, baked goods and more will be available. A soup and sandwich lunch will be available as well. 

Acoustic Music Jam

Dec. 2 at the Faith Baptist Church, 436 Coal Creek Road, Chehalis; 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This event is sponsored by the Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association and is open to acoustic musicians of all ages and abilities. The event features all kinds of old time, bluegrass, Celtic, Scandinavian, Cajun and other music genres. The jam is free and open to the public and one does not need to be a member to attend. 

Best Life Massage Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

Dec. 2 at Best Life Massage, N. National Ave., Suite #11, Chehalis; 11 a.m.

The Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce is holding a grand opening ribbon cutting for Life Massage. As part of the event, there will be refreshments and a raffle drawing for two massages.

Beers For Deer

Dec. 2 at Dick’s Brewery, 3516 Galvin Road, Centralia; 5:30 p.m.

The Mule Deer Foundation’s Chehalis Valley Blacktail Chapter is hosting this event. 

Dueling Pianos

Dec. 2 at The Loft, 547 NW Pacific Ave., Chehalis; 6 p.m.

The Adaline Coffman Guild for Seattle Children’s Hospital will present the event to benefit uncompensated care. Individual tickets are $100, while tickets for a table of eight are $1,000. Sponsorship packets are available starting at $500.

Christmas on Magnolia

Dec. 2 and 3 at the Lewis and Clark Event Center, 117 W. Magnolia St., Centralia

This event will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. Centralia’s Christmas Market will include artisans offering hand-thrown pottery, woodwork, jewelry, textiles, organic goods, live music and more. 

White Christmas

Dec. 2, 3, 9, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 4,10, 11 and 18 at 2 p.m.; at The Evergreen Playhouse, 226 W. Center St., Centralia; 7:30 p.m.

The Evergreen Playhouse presents White Christmas. Adult tickets are $18 while tickets for students and seniors are $15. 

Boistfort Lions Club Walk N’ Knock

Dec. 3 at the Boistfort; 10 a.m.

Volunteers will go to houses on routes and pick up food and donations and take them to the food bank. For more information on how to volunteer, call 360-269-2079.

Breakfast With Santa

Dec. 3 at the Moose Family Center, 1400 Grand Ave., Centralia; 8 to 11 a.m.

Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, apple sauce, juice, coffee and hot chocolate will be served at this fundraiser for Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. Santa will arrive at 8:30 a.m. Suggested donation for adults is $7, children ages 4 through 12, $4. Free for kids under 3-years-old. Wreaths for sale by Lewis County Work Opportunities. Bring your own camera. 

Friends of the Chehalis Library Annual Book Sale

Dec. 3 at the Vernetta Smith Timberland Library, 400 N. Market Blvd., Chehalis; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Friends of the Chehalis Library is hosting its annual book sale after the Santa Parade. Books of all genres and for all ages will be available. All proceeds from this sale are given to the library and fund programs throughout the year. Specially designed high quality cloth book bags will also be available for purchase. 

Holiday Charity Bazaar

Dec. 3 at the Centralia Community Church of God, 3320 Borst Ave., Centralia; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please use the east entrance near the gym. Proceeds support Health and Hope Medical Clinic. 

Salkum Community Quilters Holiday Bazaar

Dec. 3 at the Salkum Fire Hall, 2495 U.S. Highway 12, Salkum; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $7.50 and will include either razor clam chowder or potato soup as well as garlic bread, dessert and coffee or juice. Baked goods, holiday items, home crafted items, fabrics, collectibles, quilted items, specialty gift items, sewing machines and viking embroidery machines will be available. This event is sponsored by the Salkum Community Quilters. For more information, call Pat Conley at 360-985-0813.

Boistfort Valley Here Comes Christmas Craft Fair

Dec. 3 at the Baw Faw Grange, 995 Boistfort Road, Curtis; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This event is being held to benefit the Baw Faw Grange’s Raise the Roof fund. There will be craft vendors, a raffle and a holiday dessert silent auction. More information can be found at the Baw Faw Grange Facebook page. For vendor information, email [email protected]. 

Black Lake Bible Camp Christmas Extravaganza

Dec. 3 at the Black Lake Bible Camp, 6521 Fairview Road, Olympia; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Holiday bazaar and childrens’ carnival.

72nd Annual Santa Parade

Dec. 3 in Downtown Chehalis; 11 a.m.

The theme of the parade will be “The Night Before Christmas.” The Grand Marshal will be Riverside Fire Authority Chief Michael Kytta. 

Christmas Movie Classics

Dec. 3 at McFiler’s Chehalis Theater, 558 N. Market Blvd., Chehalis; 12 p.m.

“Santa Claus is Coming To Town,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty the Snowman” will be shown at McFiler’s Chehalis Theater during this free movie event. Free popcorn will be served and attendees can wear Christmas pajamas. Lunch specials for kids, soft drinks, food and beverages will be available for purchase. 

Elf on the Shelf: Downtown Chehalis

Dec. 3 in Downtown Chehalis; 2 to 4 p.m.

After the Santa Parade people can get get pictures with a living elf at participating shops in Downtown Chehalis. The elf will be at Book ‘n Brush at 2 p.m., Bartel’s at 2:30 p.m., Totally Pawsome at 3 p.m. and Brusnwig’s at 3:30 p.m.

Pulled Pork and Bingo Night

Dec. 3 at Trinity Rebekah Lodge, 111 W. Washington St., Napavine; 4 to 6 p.m.

This event is sponsored by the Rebekahs and features drawings, prizes, raffles and snacks. Dinner is $15 and bingo is $10. Each additional playing pack is $5. 

Cruising to Santa

Dec. 3 and 4 in Packwood

Sponsored by the Packwood Improvement Club. This event includes a bazaar, dinner, drive thru and a tree lighting. 

Westminster Bells Christmas Celebration

Dec. 3 and 4 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 349 N. Market Blvd., Chehalis and Harrison Square Presbyterian Church, 1227 Harrison Ave., Centralia. 

The Westminster Bells will be performing a concert. This is the 34th season the Westminster Bells has performed concerts, and its first since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The concerts will be on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Chehalis and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at Harrison Square Presbyterian Church in Centralia. 

Community Advent Walk

Dec. 4 in Randle

This event includes a hayride and the Christmas story. Refreshments will be available. This event is sponsored by the Church of the Nazarene.