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Cowlitz Valley Moose Lodge: Renee and Friends, 7-10 pm (Kitchen opens at 6 pm with food available for purchase.), April 13, 921 Washington Way, Longview; need not be a Moose member to attend. Tickets: $15 per couple paid in advance at the Moose Lodge which opens at 3 pm Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays;$10 per person at the door (opens at 6 pm). Details: 360-430-7330..


Antidote Tap House: 5:30-7:30 pm every Wednesday, Wine Wednesday with CloudShine; $4 for nine-ounce pours of wine; beer, cider, cocktails, food available. 1335 14th Ave., Longview. 360-232-8283.

Cowlitz Valley Old-Time Music Association: Country and bluegrass music, open mic program and dancing. 6-8 pm April 1 and 15, Catlin Grange, 205 Shawnee, N. Kelso. Info: 360-423-3138.

Scooter’s Bar and Grill: 6-9 p.m. Sundays, music. 1107 N. Pacific Ave., Kelso. 425-2223. Search for Scooter’s Bar and Grill on Facebook.

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Columbia Theater Association for the Performing Arts 2021-2022 Classic Film Series takes place one Thursday a month at 2 and 7 pm through May 26 at the theatre, 1231 Vandercook Way, Longview. The cost is $8 per person. Tickets are available on the theatre’s website at

Apr 14: “Inherit the Wind.” A 1960s drama starring Spencer Tracy, Gene Kelly, and Dick York.

May 5: “The Lady Vanishes.” A 1938 Alfred Hitchcock mystery starring Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave.

May 26: “Funny Face.” A 1957 musical/comedy/romance starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire.


Sponsored by Fiber Federal Credit Union, the Rainy Months Series is a live performance series for young families that is held on select Sunday afternoons during the rainy months of February through April and takes place at the Columbia Theater for the Performing Arts, 1231 Vandercook Way, long view. Tickets are $10 per person or a family pack of four tickets for $30. Tickets:, 360-575-8499.

Apr 10: 2 p.m. “The Fantastick Patrick.” Fantastic Patrick combines situational improvised comedy with a backdrop of tricks and stunts.


The St. Helens, Ore., concert series takes place in the park next to the city’s historic courthouse. Free parking on Riverfront off Cowlitz Street. Pets welcome that are well behaved and have a good attitude. No bikes, skateboarding or rollerblading allowed inside the permitted area. No outside alcohol allowed either. Bags will be checked. Big Cart Food and Brew and 503 Distilling will provide adult beverages.

Music runs from 6 to 8:30 pm Thursdays. Search for 13 Nights on the River on Facebook or visit

June 2: Curtis Salgado, blues.

June 9: Gabriel Cox, rock and blues.

June 16: Patrick Lambs’ Hit Machine Dane.

June 23: Funktown PDX, get down.

June 30: Bon Bon Vivant, authentic New Orleans.

July 7: Sweetwater Band, country hits.

July 14: Radio Rockit Band, 1970s,1980s and 1990s hits.

Jul 21: Hit Machine, local favorite dance band.

July 28: Bluewave Band, Journey Tribute.

Aug. 4: Catherine Loyer with Strawberry Roan.

Aug. 11: The Great Salsa Band.

Aug. 25: Macy Gard Band, high energy pop band.


Appelo Archives Center: Historic exhibitions of the Naselle-Grays River area. Hours 10 am to 4 pm Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 am-2 pm Saturdays or by appointment. 1056 State Route 4, Naselle. 360-484-7103;

This wood-turned vessel by new Broadway Gallery member Brent Knott is on display at the gallery. Knott is one of the April featured artists.

Broadway Gallery, contributed

Broadway Gallery: April featured artists are Sandra Yorke, watercolor and acrylic paintings from her September United Kingdom travels and Brent Knott, woodworking. Both are new gallery members. Artists works are on display all month along with other local cooperative gallery members. Meet the featured artists from 5:30 to 7 pm on First Thursday, April 7. Live music and refreshments will be provided. The gallery extends a call to artists for new memberships. Artisan cards, masks, jewelry, books by local authors, pottery, sculpture, glass, metal, photography, wearable art and more available. Shop the fourth Local Saturday of each month to receive a free gift. Regular hours: 11 am-4 pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays. 1418 Commerce Ave., Longview. 577-0544.,

Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum: Fire exhibit through March features photos, objects and stories surrounding many of the fires that shaped and changed the North Beach Peninsula communities. The exhibit includes the 1915 Nahcotta fire, the 1936 Ilwaco High School fire, the Keystone Cannery fire, Sid’s Market fire in the 1960s and the 2006 fire that swept through Ilwaco’s fire hall. Throughout all the disasters, members of the mostly volunteer fire departments reacted quickly and successfully, according to a press release from the museum. Permanent exhibits on Lewis and Clark and the Columbia River, an 1890 railroad car and a model of the old train that ran up the Long Beach Peninsula. Hours: 10am-4pm Wednesdays-Saturdays. Free admission. 115 SE Lake, Ilwaco. 360-642-3446; columbia

Cowlitz County Historical Museum: Hours: 10am-4pm Tuesdays-Saturdays. Donations accepted. 405 Allen St., Kelso. 577-3119.

Koth Memorial GalleryHours: 10am-8pm Mondays-Wednesdays, 10am-5pm Thursdays-Saturdays, closed Sundays. Longview Public Library, 1600 Louisiana St., Longview. Daniel: 360-442-5307.

Lelooska Foundation and Cultural Center: 11 am-3 pm Thursdays, museum and gathering hall open. To register for an in-person visit, go online to Timed reservations are required to be compliant with COVID-19 regulations. No more than 40 people allowed in the museum at one time and no more than 10 people allowed in the gathering hall at one time. Because of several high risk individuals in the community, masks and social distancing are required, according to the foundation website. People interested in receiving access to the virtual school field trips, can register at

Lower Columbia College Forsberg Art GalleryHours: 3-6 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 am-1 pm Wednesdays. In Rose Center for the Arts art gallery at the college, 1600 Maple St., Longview. 360-442-2510;

Rainier Oregon Historical MuseumHours: noon-4 pm Saturdays (except holidays), third floor of City Hall, 106 W. B St., Rainier. Old photos or items people would like to share or donate to the museum are welcome. Old photos can be scanned and originals returned to owners. 503-556-4089, 360-751-7039, [email protected]

River Life Interpretive Center at Redmen Hall/Central SchoolHours: 2-4 pm Saturdays and Sundays. Masks required and social distancing rules will be observed. 1394 State Route 4 (Ocean Beach Highway). 360-795-3007, leave a message; or [email protected]

Tsuga Gallery: Features more than 30 local artists’ work, including paintings, photography, sculpture and jewelry. 70 Main St., Cathlamet. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

Wahkiakum County Historical Society Museum: Extensive logging, fishing and cultural displays. 1923 locomotive outside. Hours: 1-4 pm Saturdays-Sundays through September, or by appointment. 65 River Street, Cathlamet. 360-849-4353.

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