Community Calendar: 7th Annual Free Seed Exchange; 38th Annual Winter Carnival; Miss Lewis County

7th Annual Free Seed Exchange

March 5 at the Library of Toledo; all day

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, participants are asked to register in advance at the library. Registration will be open Wednesday and Thursday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. or Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Plan to drop off seed donations (2020 or newer) when registering. This year there will be a selection of self-service cafeteria-style seeds.

38th Annual Winter Carnival

March 5 at White Pass Ski Resort; all day

Visit for a full schedule of events.

Auto show and sales show

March 5 at Moose Lodge, 1400 Grand Ave., Centralia

Raffle tickets to vote for the cars will be sold for $1 each and will be drawn for prizes. Proceeds will go to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. More than 20 local merchants will be present at this event.

Miss Lewis County

March 5 at Centralia High School Center for Performing Arts, 813 Eshom Road, Centralia; 7 p.m.

Five young women will compete for the title of Miss Lewis County in this scholarship contest.

Tickets will go on sale soon.

Rainy Daze Quilting Guild

March 8 at Twin Cities Senior Center, 2545 N. National Ave., Chehalis; doors at 6 p.m., meeting at 6:30 p.m.

New members are welcome. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month.

Income Tax Help for Volunteers

March 9, 12, 13 and 14 at Mossyrock Grange Hall, 152 Isbell Road, Mossyrock

Free tax preparation for seniors and low-income people. Bring income papers. This program will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 9, 12 and 14 and from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on March 13.

Riverside Fire Authority Meeting

March 9 at Station 2 Headquarters, 1818 Harrison Ave., Centralia; 5 p.m.

These meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.

Working group for parents of children with disabilities

March 9 at the Jensen Memorial Event Center, Veterans Memorial Museum at 100 SW Veterans Way; 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

This class is held on the second Wednesday of each month through May by Reliable Enterprises and Lewis County Public Health and Social Services. Topics include preparing for graduation and other transitions, social security, employment supports, and more.

Register by calling organizer Shawna Haller at 360-520-9299 or email [email protected]

Lewis County Cemetery District No. 1 Monthly Meeting

March 9 at the Cemetery Office, 407 Cowlitz Road, Winlock; 7 p.m.

These meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month.


March 12 at Adna Grange, 123 Dieckman Road, Chehalis; doors at 3 p.m., games from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Ladies lunch

March 14 at the Church of the Nazarene Meeting Hall, 1119 W. First St., Centralia; 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The cost is $15. All women are invited to this “Safe and Sound” presentation by Sheriff Rob Snaza and an inspiring talk by Vancouver writer Linda Reinhardt. Invite friends and make reservations.

Email [email protected], call Kay at 360-269-2449 or call Val at 360-748-4722. The program is sponsored by Centralia-Chehalis Christian Women’s Connection.

Cybersecurity lunch

March 16 at Jeremy’s Farm to Table, 576 W. Main St., Chehalis; 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

All are invited to the second Lewis County Economic Alliance Cybersecurity Presentation with guest speaker and cybersecurity expert JT Mundi of Kodenum, Inc.

Visit to register.

Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet

March 18 at the Washington Hotel, 545 N. Market Blvd., Chehalis; Social hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and program at 7 p.m.

Per person reservations are $50, or groups can sponsor a table for $350. RSVP by Jan. 17 by contacting the chamber at 360-748-8885 or visiting

Christy J. Olson