Today through Sunday is the big spring event for the area – The 51st Annual Home and Garden Show at NW Sports Hub in Centralia. There’s something for everyone in this event. They have 80+ vendors this year and easy parking. $2.00 for Adult entry and free parking. Saturday hours are 10-5 and Sunday, 10-4.
Gardeners can enjoy presentations by Ciscoe Morris (3 p.m. Saturday) and other gardening gurus. Homeowners can get information on Solar power from Kirk Haffner, owner of South Sound Solar. LeMay’s Mobile Shredding truck will on site Sunday between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
On Sunday Home Depot brings their Kids Workshops at 1 p.m. and Jeff Evans brings his magic show at noon. Vendors vary from home remodel solutions to gardening resources, from Real Estate Agencies to local resources for homeowners. Several garden places set up show and sell plants at the show, which is convenient.
For the gardeners there are also some great local nurseries to visit after you take in the Home and Garden Show:
- Pioneer West – 710 N. Tower (Centralia)
- Dirty Thumb Nursery – 1580 State Route 6 (Past Adna)
- Adna Floral – 132 Bunker Creek Road (Adna)
- Kaija’s – 623 NW State Ave. (Chehalis)
- DeGoede Bulb Farms – 409 Mossyrock Rd. (Mossyrock)
It’s that gardening time of year so get outside and enjoy the fun!
Quote of the Week:
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. – Leonardo da Vinci
Happenings this Week:
Tonight through April 24th: The Evergreen Playhouse will be presenting “Deathtrap,” its next play in the 2015-16 season. Performances will be April 8-10, 14-17 and 21-24. Times are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. on Sundays and 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays. The Ira Levin tale, Broadway’s longest running thriller, is so full of twists and turns that director Amber Roal calls it, “A roller coaster twisting through a carnival fun house full of screams of delight and terror.” Audiences will have to hold onto their seats and buckle up for the ride of their theatrical lives with this non-stop show.
Tickets for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances are $10 for adults or $8 for students. They are available at the door or through www.evergreenplayhouse.com. Thursday shows are pay what you can. Proceeds from the April 14 performance will be distributed evenly among the actors. The theater is located at 226 W. Center St., Centralia.
Saturday, April 16th: Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital celebrates National Child Abuse PREVENTION Month with a Spaghetti Feed and Silent Auction on Saturday, April 16th at the Chehalis Moose Family Center located at 1400 Grand Avenue. Dinner is from 5-7pm, along with the silent auction. Entertainment will provided by Chris Guenther and Friends. Admission is by donation. For more information, call 360-748-0692. Proceeds will benefit the Children’s Assault Intervention Program at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.
Saturday, April 16th: The Northwest Wind Symphony’s spring concert, “English Fare,” takes place Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Corbet Theatre at 7pm. This final concert of NWWS’s 25th season reminds us of the roots of our American wind music heritage. The music is entirely British, including a solo by NWWS’s own Rich Pasko, trombone. Tickets $12 general admission at door or Book n Brush. Please visit http://www.northwestwindsymphony.org/spring-concert-english-fare/
Our friends at The Old Farmer’s Almanac say next week will be cool with showers. At the popular Weather Underground say the weather will warm up Sunday to 81 and Monday to 89. It’s hard to believe the 80 degree forecast but we can always hope!