Community Calendar: Mother’s Day Market; Rainy Daze Quilt Guild; Master gardener Selling plants

To add upcoming events to the community calendar, email reporter Daniel Warn at [email protected]

mushroom club

May 3 at WSU Extension Office, 17 SW Cascade St., Chehalis; 6 p.m.

The SW WA Mushroom Club (SWMS) invites everyone to its General Membership Meeting.

Renowned mycologist Daniel Winkler will speak. In his presentations, he combines his stunning photographs with a mix of entertaining stories and scientific information. His subject is “Edible Spring Mushrooms in the Pacific Northwest”, with particular emphasis on boletes. Daniel has an international reputation, is a prolific author and researcher, and a charming guide.

Acoustic music jam

May 6 at Faith Baptist Church, 436 Coal Creek Road, Chehalis; 10 a.m. to noon

Join the Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association (WOTFA) for an open acoustic music jam. The jam is open to all ages and ability levels, from beginner to advanced, and the tracks played will be from common American musical genres like bluegrass, old time, western, Celtic, gospel, and Cajun tunes. People don’t have to be a WOTFA member or even a musician to attend the jam. Call 360-791-5185 for more information.

mother’s day market

May 7 at the Jesters Auto Museum, 321 Hamilton Road, Chehalis; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There will be more than 50 vendors to shop at this Gemini Events market. Admission and parking are free. Visit for more information.

Bingo for Mother’s Day

May 8 at 1993 S. Market Blvd, Chehalis; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Chehalis Eagles are having a Bingo for Mother’s Day. There will be 11 games at $1 per game, for the first 10 games and $3 for the final game. There will be a $10 package for the first game available at the door. Final game is a separate purchase. People could win a hanging basket or select a prize for the kids. There will be a $300 ban prize in the final game.

Rainy Daze Quilting Guild

May 10 at Twin Cities Senior Center, 2545 N. National Ave., Chehalis; 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The Rainier Daze Quilt Guild reunion will welcome new members. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month.

Riverside Fire Authority Meeting

May 11 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

May 11 at the Jensen Memorial Event Center, Veterans Memorial Museum at 100 SW Veterans Way; 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

This course is hosted 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

May 11 at the Cemetery Office, 407 Cowlitz Road, Winlock; 7 p.m.

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

Centralia Athletics, Activities & Facilities Foundation Auctions

May 13-15 online; 5 p.m. from Friday to Sunday 3 p.m.

The Centralia Athletics, Activities & Facilities Foundation invites everyone to participate in an online auction. Log on to or contact Jeff Thummel at 360-266-7366 for more information.

Boistfort Valley Spring Festival

May 14, Baw Faw Grange, 995 Boistfort Road, Curtis; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The 13th Boistfort Valley Spring Festival will feature an indoor/outdoor arts and crafts fair, plant sale, hot meal, and plenty of pies and other desserts for sale. There will also be a raffle, with a handmade quilt and a springtime photo booth.

Come to the beautiful Boistfort Valley and stock up for your garden this year. Contact [email protected] if you are interested in a vendor application.

Master gardener Selling plants

May 21 and 22 at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds Blue Pavilion; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

The annual Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale is back and offers a selection of over 1,000 tomato plants, including many heirloom varieties. Other plants include annuals, perennials, herbs, shrubs, trees and more.

Call 360-740-1216 or visit for more information.

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