If you have a local event coming up, email the details to You can also fax it to 360-423-1554 or mail/bring it to 1130 14th Avenue, Longview WA 98632. Contact information is required. Emailed text is our preferred format. At least two weeks notice is highly recommended. We reserve the right to include events as space and time allow.


Until Further Notice:R Square D Square Dance Club meets monthly at Kelso Senior Center, 106 NW 8th Avenue in Kelso. For more information, including dance days and times, go to

Until Further Notice:Help Warehouse, a program of Lower Columbia CAP, is asking for donations of paper bags. CAP uses 600 bags each month for its USDA Commodities program, a federally funded food supplement program for low-income families and seniors. The commodities are bagged and delivered to 14 distribution sites in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties on the third Tuesday of each month. Paper bags can be dropped off at the CAP building, 1526 Commerce Avenue in Longview, Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. For more information, call CAP at 360-425-3430 extension 252 or visit

Until Further Notice:Additional event information from the City of Longview can be found at



Use your Longview Library card to check out tickets to see local theater productions for free. Tickets will be available for upcoming programs by Stageworks Northwest and the Columbia Theatre. Tickets are first come first served!!



The Volunteer Group at the Kelso Train Depot is welcoming aboard new volunteers willing to help staff the depot during business hours.

There are three four-hour shifts at the train depot every day of the week.

Anyone 21 years of age and older are welcome to volunteer.

Applications for depot volunteering are available for pick-up at the train depot.

If you have any questions, please contact Ron Baker,Train Depot Volunteer Training Coordinator at 423-6015.
















Al-Anon Public Service Announcement

If you are concerned about someone else’s drinking, Al-Anon Family Groups can help you do something about it.

Give yourself the gift of Al-Anon, it is free and confidential.

Today, many Al-Anon members, regardless of age or relationship to the alcoholic, are finding serenity despite a friend or family member with an active drinking problem.

For information about Al-Anon meetings in this area call:

1-888-425-2666 or go to




Rainier Little League 
2020 Registration open 
for all divisions 
January 6th – February 14th

*  Registration Packets will be available in the HPE office.  (They may also be returned to the HPE office and a RLL board member will collect them)
*  Open registration will be held at the Rainier Little League Snack Shack located at Rainier City Park:
January 18th 11a.m. – 3 p.m.
January 21st 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
February 1st 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
February 4th 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Mandatory Minors and Majors Divisions skills assessments date and time TBD.  Please look for this information to be coming soon if you have a child in those divisions.

Questions / Comments / Concerns?  

A living history reenactment of Rainier and Northwest History. Step back in time to the year 1853. Come to the 10th Annual Rainier Revisited hosted by the Rainier Jr./Sr. High School History Club- A chapter of the National History Club.  The event takes place at Beaver Homes Grange on Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM.

Admission is: donation based or a can of food for HOPE (a local food bank)

For more information contact a club member or Mr. Demko, History Club Advisor at Rainier Jr. Sr. High School Emaill:

The Greater Portland Regional History Bee and Bowl will be at RJSHS in Rainier, OR on Saturday, February 1st.   If there is an adult who would like to volunteer as a reader or timer contact Marshall Mullins at the National History Bowl or Mr. Demko





P.O. Box 1218 Longview, WA 98632 (Mailing)
1639 10th Avenue, Longview, WA 98632

Office:  (360) 423-3990  | Fax: (360) 423-0592

Serving: Kelso/Longview

Worship & Service Opportunities ♦ Family Social Services ♦  Hope House Motel

♦Summer Camp   ♦ Youth Programs ♦Senior Programs ♦ Women’s Programs ♦ Men’s Programs

♦ Emergency Disaster Services


The next session of the AARP Smart Driver class will be Tuesday and Wednesday February 4th and 5th at the Longview Senior Center, 11-11 Commerce from 11 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. It includes a refresher course on driving skills, changes in traffic laws and more. This is classroom only. You’ll receive a certificate at the end of the course that qualifies drivers over age 55 for a discount on their auto insurance. Cost is $20. AARP members only $15. Call the Longview Senior Center at 360-636-0210 to register. Space is limited.




“Second Sting- the ultimate scorpion’s tribute will be at the Chehalis Theater on Saturday, February 8th at 8pm
Enjoy a pizza and a drink from the Chehalis Theater’s full bar while rocking out to all of Scorpion’s greatest hits.
Tickets for this 21 and older event are Available at the Chehalis Theater or online at Chehalis theater dot com!”



Big Top Promotions presents The Vancouver Gun Show’ Saturday & Sunday February 8th & 9th @ the Clark County Event Center down @ the fairgrounds in Ridgefield.

Hours Saturday 9a-6p, Sunday 9a-4p

Sporting,Competition,& Personal Safety, Accessories, Training, & Much, Much More!!

Admission $10

Military $5 w ID

Under 18 Free With Adult






High Step Dance Academy will present their Hospice Benefit Dinner Show @ the Expo Center on Saturday March 21st @ 6pm. High Steps award winning dancers will be performing and raising money towards the Children’s Bereavement Program at our local Hospice Center.

Call or visit to get your dinner show tickets from High Steps Office @ 3303 Suite A , Washington Way in Longview. or 360-636-0669, Monday thru Thursday from 4p-6p. It will be a buffet dinner and tickets are sold by assigned seating. Come support your community and the dancers help children who have lost someone in their lives.

Silent Auction items will be available as are raffle tickets, which will be sold before the show @ the Expo Center.

The last day to buy dinner show tickets is Wednesday March 18th.






THE Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) is pleased to announce the Puget Sound & McKenzie River Cat Clubs are bringing  a 6 ring cat show to Longview on April 11 &12 from 10 – 4 p.m. at Cowlitz County Expo Center – 1900 – 7th Ave. Longview.  This group will have over 100 cats from 25 different breeds; they will be judged against each other to arrive at the BEST of show.  Plus a one of a kind agility experiences will be offered at this event.  Come out and see these animals race their way through a maze of different obstacles.

Gate fees General admission $5.00 – Families $10.00 and $3.00 fot seniors.  There will be no charge for parking!  Keep the cat shows local and support this cat show by attending this event.  Vendors will be on hand selling cat & human related items.  Locally made products made in the Pacific NW.  Food will be available at the facility.



– Community Home Health & Hospice is offering a free, eight-week survivors of suicide loss group in Longview. Class starts Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 3pm-5pm, at The James Avery Center, 1000 – 12th Ave., Longview, and continues weekly through March 11, 2020.

Community Home Health & Hospice offers small group support sessions focused on the profound grieving process of suicide bereavement. The group is led by experienced, licensed medical social workers. Once started, sessions are closed to allow for a safe emotional setting. Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register contact: 360.703.0300 or

Community Home Health & Hospice is offering a free, six-week grief recovery group in Longview titled Walk through Grief. Class starts Tuesday, March 31, 2020, from 1pm-3pm, at the James Avery Grief Center, 1000 12th Ave., Longview, and continues weekly through May 5, 2020.

This grief support group provides the opportunity to process grief caused by loss. This program creates a safe environment in which to look at old beliefs about grief and receive new tools to complete unresolved emotions that may still be causing pain. This group will be facilitated by a trained Grief Recovery Specialist. Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register contact: 360.703.0300 or

It’s ‘Squatch Fest 2020’ coming up Friday & Saturday January 24th-25th of the new year @ the Cowlitz County Convention Center in Longview.

Hours Friday are from 4p-9p and on Saturday 10a-8pm

Schedule of Events: Mountain Monsters Huckleberry,Jeff & Wild Bill on stage,Axe Throwing, Cornhole Tournament, Craft & Food Vendors, A Beer Garden sponsored by Antidote Tap House & Avid Cider.

Plus a Brew Mountain Beer Festival!

Explore the kids cave including Emmie Blue & The Squatcheee…and since it is ‘SQUATCH FEST’ a chance to tell all your squatch stories @ Squatch Talk!

This event brought to you by the Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce you can call them @ 360-423-8400

or you can go to to find out more!