July 28, 2022
This Issues Topics:
Antique Fest • Book ‘N’ Brush • Centralia Downtown Association • Centralia Outlets • Centralia School District • Chehalis Centralia Railroad & Museum • Community Mediation Center • Drone Rentals • Honey Bucket • Master Recycler Composters • Midway RV Park and Convenience Store • Night Market • Quiznos • Riverside Golf Club • SW Washington Fair
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Book ‘N’ Brush

Book ‘N’ Brush celebrating 53 years in business – we are where all sorts of magic is contained! We offer new books, art supplies, children’s toys, greeting cards and gift items. New  offerings include Beverly Hartz vintage boutique jewelry and vintage handcrafted items. Come in to see many one-of-a-kind art pieces. Join us and many other downtown businesses in Historic Downtown Chehalis for ChehalisFest with local author book signing events and sidewalk sales.


Blue Skies Drone Rentals

Washington has some of the best weather and outdoor views.  These can be highlighted by the use of drones. The newest DJI Matrice 30 takes great photos and video whether you use it for inspection or just pure fun.  This magnificent view of Mt Rainier with the Skookumchuck Wind Farm in the foreground is just amazing. For more information visit www.blueskiesdroneshop.com, call, 844-474-8833, or email [email protected]

Centralia Outlets

Excited for Back To School?  Save BIG at the Centralia Outlets!

Find classic styles at Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store.  The Children’s Place carries adorable dresses, backpacks, lunch boxes and basic school uniforms.

Find great savings on teen clothes at Aéropostale.

Check out the latest cool clothes at Gap Factory and Volcom.  Discover game changing sportswear at HanesBrands, Under Armour and Nike Clearance Store. 

For Back To School, find name brands you love at the Centralia Outlets!

Centralia School District

School is out, but summer school is in session! Over 700 Centralia students are participating in summer school this year, K-12.  Summer learning is important to growth, and we know the investment in learning this summer will help our students’ success in the future. 

We are busy preparing for the coming school year!  Oakview elementary is being painted, the playground area is being rebuilt at Washington Elementary, a new greenhouse is being constructed at the high school, new carpet being laid at the middle school, and much more.  In addition, we are enhancing security to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

Part of preparing for the new school year is making sure every student has school supplies. The district is thankful for the annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive and the time and effort contributed to make it happen.  Special thanks to the sponsors, Althauser Rayan Abbarno; United Way of Lewis County, the Centralia Community Foundation; the City of Centralia; and Dick’s Brewing Company. Please consider donating at Wal-Mart on August 5, 6 or 7th.  Supplies will be collected Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Every donation, big or small, helps ensure every student has the tools they need for learning!  Your generosity is appreciated!

Chehalis Centralia Railroad & Museum

Stationary Escape Room Dinner Trains Chehalis Centralia Railroad & Museum

In response to popular demand, the Chehalis Centralia Railroad has adapted to the current situation by offering stationary summer events “On the Train….At the Depot.”  While our track is in repair, the Chehalis Centralia Railroad is offering five days of Escape Room activities.

According to our local Escape Room artist, the passengers are given clues to help stop the pretend “runaway train” on this irregular railway operation. This interactive adventure gives all passengers a role in the investigation. Like all of us have learned over the past two years, our Railroad has had to temporarily pivot for fundraising events. The static, non-moving event is held at 2pm for $40 without dinner and 5pm for $65 that includes a 3-course dinner served for the passengers. Choose your entrée of Italian Lasagna or Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo when you reserve your seats online. Dates are August 27, September 10, and October 8.  Tickets are on sale now at SteamTrainRide.com.  Seating is limited to 52 passengers on each train. Tables of four passengers are given an assigned suitcase where they will find a key or clue to help get the engineer “back on track.”

Antique Fest

The Antique Fest is August 5th, 6th, & 7th in Historic Downtown Centralia sponsored by the Centralia Downtown Festivals Association.  There will be antiques, repurposed, prims, salvage, vintage, mid century, and rusty junk.  Live music and  sidewalk sales throughout downtown.  Event hours are Friday, early buy from 3-7pm, Saturday 10-6pm, and Sunday 10-3pm.  Save the dates and Come Junkin’s in Historic Downtown Centralia!

Community Mediation Center

Community Mediation Center will be holding their next 40 hour Basic Mediation Training, September 19th, 2022 through October 1st, 2022. Class will be held in the evenings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and both Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The training is open to anyone that has interest in volunteering as a mediator or simply wants to learn more about conflict resolution skills and communication. For more information, visit communitymediationcenters.org or call 360-623-8061.

Honey Bucket

Honey Bucket, a home-grown WA business, is now one of the industry’s most highly regarded portable sanitation and site services companies. We are renowned for our high-quality customer service and clean, safe restrooms. With over 50 years of experience, we have been at the forefront of many industry innovations. We are an employee-owned company that provides quality products and services and a fulfilling workplace where employees can grow professionally. 

“By using us, building contractors can expect the best and most reliable service for their employees on-site, and event organizers will have a worry-free experience,” says Lee Hines, Territory Manager, “our goal is to provide a clean and pleasant experience for our users so they can be more productive on their worksite or continue to enjoy the event they are attending.”

 Honey Bucket offers hand-washing sinks, hand-sanitizer stations, temporary fence and crowd barricades, fully self-contained fresh-water flush restrooms and VIP trailers, luxury restroom trailers with flush toilets and sinks, portable shower trailers, and secured storage containers.

“We proudly stand behind our product and are willing to put our reputation on the line with every restroom,” continued Lee, “You will always be able to find us – just look for the bright and cheerful Honey Bucket logo.” Visit us at Honeybucket.com for more information.

Midway RV Park and Convenience Store

Midway RV Park and Convenience Store is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for your last-minute needs. We sell beer, wine, grocery items, RV parts, supplies and now we have dry firewood for sale! 

$4.95 for small and $10.95 for large. We have metered propane with no lines or wait.

Located right next door to Judy’s Country Kitchen at 3200 Galvin Rd., Centralia. (360) 736-3200

Riverside Golf Club

2022 Lewis County Amateur this August 5th-7th

Riverside Golf Club in partnership with the Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel are proud to present the 2022 Lewis County Amateur this August 5th-7th. 

The Tee Prize for the Lewis County Amateur will be an Athletic Fit FootJoy Golf Shirt.

Included in the $165 per player entry fee will be: Friday Practice Round Greens Fee, Tournament Saturday and Sunday Greens Fees, Range Balls both days, Meal tickets both days, and your entry into the prize fund. Riverside will also run an optional honeypot for $10/day. The Friday honeypot will be gross and net skins only. Saturday and Sunday honeypots will be low gross, low net, gross skins, and net skins. 

The complimentary Practice Round is Friday, August 5th. We will run an optional $10 skins game and shotgun start at 1:00pm. A putting contest and BBQ will be hosted at the practice green immediately after the practice round.

To reserve your spot, please turn in a completed entry form to the Riverside Golf Shop no later than 7:00pm on Thursday, August 4th. Entry forms can also be emailed to me at [email protected] and payment can be made by credit card over the phone. Feel free to contact Riverside Golf Club with questions via email or by phone at 360-748-8182 ext.1. Entry forms are available in the Riverside Golf Shop now so come sign up!

Introducing the only Night Market in Lewis County!

Looking for a night out on the town for shopping, drinks, music, and Silent Auction in support of Hope Alliance and more?  We’ve got your spot at the Artisan Night Market and Benefit Auction at The Loft!  Join us August 26th at The Loft in the historical downtown Chehalis.  Doors open at 4 PM for the silent benefit auction for Hope Alliance Lewis County. Swag Bags are available upon entrance with tons of goodies! Bar is open 4-9 by donation if you’re looking for a drink!

Shopping with our exclusive handpicked vendors is open at 5 pm sharp. Live music is from 5-9 pm by Mason Robert Keith Music Ft. with Raven Nyberg on Drums. Bringing your man? Don’t worry! We’ve got a man cave setup upstairs so drop him off there while you sip and shop!

Tickets are $20 and will be sold at the door. 

What does your ticket pay for?

1 Drink, Swag Bag, Entertainment, Admission, Charcuterie Board 

All Ages Welcome. 21+ for Drinks
Free Parking
Vendors Email: [email protected]

Wanting to donate to the Benefit Auction? Email: [email protected]


Quiznos in Centralia DELIVERS!

We now have Real Milkshakes too.

Order online at www.quiznos.com

Delivery Service open 10:00-8:30

Store open from 10:00-9:00.

Have it Delivered!!!!

SW Washington Fair

August 16 – 21 

Get ready for the 2022 SouthWest Washington Fair!

Country Nights and Neon Lights

Tickets can be found NOW on our website southwestwashingtonfair.org

Food, animals, carnival rides, and music! Plus, new this year is the Mullet Contest on Saturday.  Lewis County’s crown event of the summer!

WSU Lewis County Master Recycler Composters

We still have several FREE, educational and inspiring gardening workshops is coming up!   WSU Lewis County Master Gardener’s Workshops, taught by local Master Gardeners!  Pre-registration is required, call; 360-740-1212.  

August 6th, 10am: Dividing and Multiplying; Timberland Library Demo Garden, Salkum 

August 13th, 10am: Heirloom Gardening & Heirloom Seed Saving; Borst Demo Garden, Centralia

August 20th, 10am: Creating a Food Forest: Timberland Library Demo Garden, Salkum

WSU Lewis County Master Gardener Training is open to anyone with an interest in gardening, landscaping, environmental stewardship and has a willingness to make a positive impact in their community.  Contact [email protected] or the WSU Lewis County Extension Office at 360-740-1214

If you are interested in becoming a Certified Master Recycler Composter, it is easy! All you need to do is: 1) Attend six of our free workshops (virtually or in-person). 2) Complete 10 hours of volunteer service, 3) Complete six short quizzes and a final exam and 4) Take a guided tour of the Lewis County Transfer Station and recycling areas at Centralia or Morton. Be sure to stop by the “Upcycled Garden” at the North Gate Entrance to the SWWA Fairgrounds to find ideas on how to recycle in your garden.

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