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MG offers workshops

Cowlitz County Washington State University Master Gardeners members are offering free online workshops via Zoom or by phone. Students must have a Zoom account and can sign up for one at

To take the courses, visit Meeting ID: 775 605 6320. Password: 12345. To dial in, dial 1-253-215-8782. Meeting ID: 775 605 6320#. Password: 12345.

For help or details email Gary Fredricks at or call 360-577-3014 ext 3.

The schedule

6 Sept: Midday. Have a deer resistant garden. Master gardener Michele Thomas will discuss what plants can be grown to deter deer and ways to deter deer from eating the landscape.

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13 Sept: Midday. Cultivation of Garlic. Gardener Billie Bevers will talk about how and when to plant garlic and why, how to care for garlic and how to harvest garlic.

20 Sept: Midday. Put your garden to bed. Master gardener Art Fuller will discuss the steps required to put the garden to bed for fall. He will provide successful tips to reduce next year’s work and ensure next year’s harvests are successful.

27 Sep: Midday. control moles. Master Gardener Bryan Iverson will discuss the most effective mole removal techniques, what works and what products don’t get results.

RA Long class of 1955 meets

Members of the RA Long High School Class of 1955 meet at 11:30 am on September 7 for their monthly luncheon at the Scythe Brewing Company, 1217 Third Ave., Suite 150, Longview.

Contact Gloria Sanders at 360-846-0678 for details.

Group offers dance classes

Members of dance group R Square D offer weekly classes at Kelso Senior Center, 106 NW Eighth Ave., Kelso.

Classes take place on Wednesdays, starting September 7th, with plus classes for experienced dancers starting at 6:30pm and beginner classes starting at 7:30pm. The first two lessons are free for beginners.

Couples, singles and young people are welcome.

For details, including cost, please contact Chris at 360-425-6260.

Register for free webinars

Free webinars sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association will be held in September.

To register for the courses listed below, visit and click REGISTER next to the courses.

7 Sep: 12-1pm, Healthy living for the brain and body – tips from the latest research.

9 Sep: 1-2:30pm, Understanding and Responding to Behavior in Dementia.

12 Sept: 12-1:30 p.m., Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

12 Sept: 13:30-15:00, Effective Communication Strategies.

14 Sept: 2-3pm, Effective Communication Strategies.

20 Sept: 9-10:30 am, Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

20 Sept: 12-1:30 p.m., dementia talks.

21 Sept: 12-1.30pm: Managing Money – A Nurse’s Guide to Finance.

26 Sept: 11:00-12:30, dementia talks.

27 Sep: 1-3:30pm, Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s.

Genealogy group meets

“Making Sense of the Supplemental Census” is the topic of Janet O’Conor Camarata at the September 8 Lower Columbia Genealogical Society Zoom meeting.

Camarata is an active genealogist in South King County, Washington. She has been involved in genealogical research for 30 years.

The meeting starts at 18:30 for announcements and visits. Camarata’s lecture begins at 7 p.m

The public is invited to the free session. To get the zoom link, email

KHS class ’54 meets for lunch

Members of the Kelso High School Class of 1954 are invited to the monthly group luncheon on September 9 at 11:30 am at Kelso-Longview Elks Lodge No. 1482, 900 Ash St., Kelso.

For details call Marie at 360-636-0648.

Submit entries for the flower show

Kelso Garden Club is hosting its annual Journey Through the Highlands flower show in conjunction with the Hilander Festival on September 10th at Tam O’Shanter Park.

Local residents are invited to submit their summer blooming flowers, plants for foliage or floral design between 8:30am and 9:30am on September 10th. Visit, click on Highlander Festival, then click on Journey Through the Highlands. ” for the floral foliage and submission schedule. Judging starts at 10:00 am. Ribbons will be awarded for placement and entries should be removed by 4:00 p.m

In addition, Kelso Garden Club members will be present to assist with registration and offer information on club activities.

MM class of ’62 plans reunion

Members of the Mark Morris High School class of 1962 hold their 60th reunion on September 10th and 11th.

The celebrations begin with a taco bar on September 10th at the Shamrock Bar and Grill, 1131 15th Ave., Longview. A picnic will be held on September 11 at Rasmussen Beach Park 266-272 N. Hendrickson Drive, Kalama.

Some classmates are still missing. Anyone with information on those listed here is encouraged to text 360-430-7355 or email

Ron Bender, Terry Brandon, Mary Lou Casey, Leona Culkins, Chuck Downer, Karin Fiscola, Sandra Gaebe, Rick Garrity, Toni Glasco, Ada Gover, Aline Gover, Charlotte Louise Halborm, Dave Hall, Loyd Hansen, Betty Hatch, Doyle Johnson, Ed Jones, Allen Kidder, Roberta Lahde, Gerald Lanham, Carolyn Manary, Dan Martin, Richard Morris, Robert Morse, Georgia Mrkvicka, Donald Nelson, Sharon Overstreet, Viola Pakalns, Alma Jean Pratt, Karen Sverdrup, Deward Tewalt, Robert Thiery and Janice Wilmot.

KAMA holds the 1st Autumn Festival

Members of the recently formed nonprofit Kalama Artists and Makers Association (KAMA) are hosting their first of an annual fall arts festival on October 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Peter D. Totef Memorial Park, 175 S. First St., Kalama.

The park is just off exit 30 of I-5 northbound. Parking is available on the street.

Visitors to the festival will be able to buy “unique, one-of-a-kind artistic Christmas gifts,” according to the organizers.

There will be baked goods for sale. There will be a raffle and KAMA will have a booth where people can learn more about the association and become a member.

The group is also looking for artists and makers in various media to be vendors at the festival. The application can be found at Application deadline is September 10th.

According to a press release from the organizers, the Kalama Artists and Makers Association is a non-profit arts association formed to encourage, support and promote artisans in the city of Kalama. They seek to highlight the rich diversity of artists in the community and make Kalama a preeminent destination for unique artwork in the Pacific Northwest.

Clothing, accessories needed for children

Bill Ammons from Castle Rock collects socks and underwear for children in need, along with school supplies and coats.

Ammons noted in a voicemail that approximately 14,000 pairs of socks were collected last year and he hopes this year the community will help exceed that goal. In addition, underwear is a much-needed piece of clothing for children. The goal is to fill a 20-foot dry box with clothing and supplies.

For details on where to drop off items, call Ammons at 360-274-7811. He also accepts cash to purchase needed items.

Save the date for the harvest festival

The first Downtown Longview Harvest Festival will be held in downtown Longview on October 22 from 10am to 7pm.

The family-friendly event is a fundraiser for the Longview Downtowners. The group serves as the Downtown Longview Business Association to “invest in staff, facilities, business recruitment, support and more,” according to the website

Activities include a free concert, street dance, red neck truck show, beer garden, costume contest, vendors, chili cookoff, cake eating contest, pumpkin carving contest, face painting, petting zoo, magic show, bubble man, balloon animals , photo opportunities and more.

The event is sponsored by Longview Downtowners, Cowlitz Economic Development Council, KUKN/KLOG/The Blitz, Fiber Federal Credit Union, Katie Dilinger Life Mortgage, Antidote Tap House, Copies Today/Speedy Litho, Nippon Dynawave and more.

Event information will be updated regularly at

Rent a life jacket

Safe Kids Lower Columbia is reminding the public of the Life Jacket Loaner Board program and that life jackets are available at popular county swimming and recreation areas.

Once the life jackets are ready, users are asked to return them to the notice boards.

The “rental boards” have life jackets ranging in size from toddlers to adults.


willow grove: one at the jetty and two at the swimming areas.

castle rock: one at the jetty and one at Camelot.

forest: one at the boat launch and one at the swimming area at Horseshoe Lake Park; one at the boat dock on S. Pekin Road; one in Goerig Park; one at Austin’s Point; and one at Martin’s Bar.

Library is looking for muralists

An artist is being sought to paint a mural in the children’s section of the Kalama Public Library. The library received a donation from Kalama residents George and Janet Harris for an original, hand-painted mural featuring children, items specific to the Kalama community, and a reference to children’s author Lois Lenski, an associate of the Newbery Medal-winning author and illustrator of picture books and children’s literature. George Harris knew Lenski and admired her work. Several of Lenski’s picture books are available in the library. The mural must also be colorful and inspirational for children.

The budget for the mural is $5,000. The area to be built on is around 612 square meters.

Details and all application information are available at

The artist will be chosen on September 26th. The project runs on October 3rd and must be completed by October 28th.

Anyone with questions is encouraged to call the library at 360-673-4568 or email

CHHH offers bereavement support

Several in-person grief groups sponsored by Community Home Health & Hospice are held at the James Avery Grief Center, 1000 12th Ave., Longview.

Youth groups require prior registration and parents or legal guardians must remain on site while their children are with their group. Parents are encouraged to attend the parents’ group, which is offered concurrently with the children’s group. The parent group can be helpful but is not a requirement.

The schedule

Admission form for children: 18-19:30 on the first and third Thursday of the month.

day group (for adults): 13:00-14:30 on the first and third Wednesday of the month.

evening group (for adults): 6-7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

For details on the groups and to register, call the grief coordinator at 360-703-0300 or email

Contact Nancy Edwards at 360-577-2544 or

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