We had a fun “First for Stillwaters” event here this week! We had our first “Collectors” day on Wednesday. We had many of our residents bring their personal collections and display them for the afternoon. What fun it was to see the amazing collections of special items.
While not everybody collects something it was fun to see what was collected and to hear some of the history of these items. Here are a few photos to give you an idea of the event in case you didn’t catch it in person.
These collections are only a few of the many present on Wednesday. Many represented decades of collecting and many had very special meaning to their owners. Thanks everyone for a great first time for “Collectors” Day.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. – Maya Angelou
HAPPENINGS THIS WEEK:
Saturday, November 5th: ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’ The Historic Fox Theatre Restorations on Saturday will be showing the 1944 drama “Meet Me In St. Louis,” presented by Sticklin Funeral Chapel.
“Meet Me in St. Louis” is a classic MGM romantic musical comedy that focuses on four sisters (one of whom is the nonpareil Judy Garland) on the cusp of the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. The film spotlights the sisters’ education in the ways of the world, which includes, but isn’t limited to, learning about life and love, courtesy of the prototypical boy next door. In the end, love — accompanied by song, dance and period costumes, all in glorious Technicolor — conquers all.
Admission for the movie is $10 per person, $8 for members and $25 per family (three to four persons). Showtimes are at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Fox Theatre in downtown Centralia. Presale tickets are available locally at Book ‘n’ Brush in Chehalis, Holley’s Place, HUBBUB, Santa Lucia Coffee and PostNet in Centralia, and online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2590216.
For more information, call the Fox Theatre at (360) 623-1103. All proceeds from the event benefit the restoration of the Fox Theatre.
Saturday, November 5th: The Lewis County Historical Museum presents, Soldiers in Petticoats: The Struggles of the Suffragettes on Saturday, November 5th at 2pm, at the Museum. In this living history presentation by Tames Alan, she appears in the authentic clothing of a suffragette and presents the struggle of American women to gain the right to vote and their successful ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. A small suggested donation of $5 supports this and future education programs at the Museum. Call 360-748-0831 for more information.
Tuesday, November 8th: This is the final day to get your ballots in. Remember: Your participation in the voting process is very important.
Thursday, November 10th: Movie Night at Stillwaters Estates. This month we are honoring Veteran’s day by watching the classic “PT 109” starring Cliff Robertson. This movie is a dramatization of President John F. Kennedy’s wartime experiences during which he captained a PT Boat, took it to battle and had it sunk by a Japanese destroyer. The movie starts at 6 p.m. and we always start serving ice cream about 5:45. Join us in watching this great classic.
Wednesday, November 16th: Chamber Way Overpass Update
The Washington State Department of Transportation and the Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce invite you to attend a meeting regarding the Chamber Way overpass project.
Wednesday, Nov. 16th, 2:00 p.m.
Chehalis Holiday Inn, 730 NW Liberty Place
In addition to discussing the next steps for the project, representatives from WSDOT will solicit input from chamber members for bicycle/pedestrian access and to help minimize potential construction impacts.
WEATHER: What a lovely and typical fall week ahead! Moderate temperatures, cloudy with a bit of rain and the end of Day light Saving Time – all in one week. Enjoy your extra hour of sleep as we fall back one hour tomorrow night!