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“Alice in Wonderland”: 2 and 6:30 pm June 4, Columbia Theater Association for the Performing Arts, 1231 Vandercook Way, Longview. Dancers with the Higher Ground Dance Studio in Longview present Alice’s adventures when she follows the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole and discovers herself in a world of her own. Choreographed by Michaelyn Steiner and Sara Sanders. Tickets: $18 for people 12 to 64 years old and $14 for children 3 to 11 years old, and senior citizens 65 years old and older. Available at the theater box office (11:30 am-5:30 pm Mondays-Fridays), by calling 360-575-8499 or visiting

Cowlitz Valley Moose Lodge: Renee and Friends, 7-10 pm (Kitchen opens at 6 pm with food available for purchase.), May 25, 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.

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Cowlitz County Farmers’ Market: 9 am-2 pm Saturdays through Oct. 29, and 9 am-2 pm Tuesdays through Sept. 13 across the street from the Cowlitz County Event (Expo) Center, 1900 Seventh Ave., Longview. Attendees are asked to park in designated area and keep pets on a leash. 360-957-7023.

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: 6-8 pm May 20, country and bluegrass music, open mic program and dancing. Catlin Grange, 205 Shawnee, N. Kelso. 360-423-3138.

Kalama Harbor Lodge (McMennamins): 7-10 pm May 25, music by Chris Margolin, alternative Americana. 215 Hendrickson Drive, Kalama. 360-673-9209.

Oregon Way: 7 pm every Wednesday, open jam night hosted by Steelhead. 446 Oregon Way, Longview. 360-577-5773.

Roland Wines: 1-3 pm May 21, music by composer and international concert guitarist Ross Thompson. He started studying guitar when he was 13 years old. He has a master’s and post graduate degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music an the Royal College of Music in London. His principal guitar teachers were David Tanenbaum and Carlos Bonnell. Thompson has more than 25 years of experience as a classical guitar instructor. He is the author of 26 volumes of original guitar solo works including chamber music and six match studio recordings. 1106 Florida St., Longview. 360-846-7304.

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

Teri’s Restaurant: 6-8 pm May 21, music with Dick King and Bill Booth. 3225 Ocean Beach Highway, Longview. 360-577-0717.

Sarah Hagen: 3 pm May 22, Birkenfeld Theatre, 75 S. Nehalem St., Clatskanie. Canadian pianist Sarah Hagen presents a “Wonder Women” performance of compositions by female composers including Sonata in E flat major by Marianne von Auenbrugger, Nocturne OP. 69 1 by Agathe Backer Grondahl and Adagio Op. 26 No. 10 by Louise Farrenc. Tickets: $15 per person for adults, $10 per person for students and senior citizens 60 years old and older, and $8 per person for children. Available online at or at the door the day of the performance (The ticket booth opens at 2:30 pm) Information: Elsa, 503-728-3403.

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.

July 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.

This ceramic flower by Broadway Gallery May featured artist Noel DatinMcDonald is on display at the gallery.

Broadway Gallery, contributed

Broadway Gallery: May guest artists are Laurie Michaels, paintings; and Noel Datin McDonald, ceramics. Join guests artists for First Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 pm the first Thursday of every month to listen to music and enjoy refreshments. Artists works are on display all month along with 40 local cooperative gallery members. 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 am-6 pm Thursdays. 1418 Commerce Ave., Longview. 577-0544.,

Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum: “Grand Hotels of the North Beach Peninsula” opens April 8 and runs through July 9. The exhibit highlights the major hotels built on the Long Beach Peninsula to provide extravagant entertainment, grand accommodations and service and food, according to a press release from the museum. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the resort industry began on the North Beach Peninsula with large resorts such as The Sea View House, Hackney Cottage, Portland, Breakers, Driftwood and Long Beach; and smaller hotels such as Harvest Home, Gables and Shagren’s Hotel. The hotels would advertise in the Oregonian or the Oregon Journal to entice visitors. During this time, some families would stay up to three months during the summer, sometimes bringing along the family cow or a horse and buggy. Transportation from Portland was via steamers such as the TJ Potter which would dock in Ilwaco where it would be met by the train or local carriages, wagons or buggies. The exhibits are supported in part by the Pacific County Lodging Tax Fund and the City of Long Beach Lodging Tax Fund. 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: 10 am-4 pm Wednesdays-Saturdays. Free admission. 115 SE Lake, Ilwaco. 360-642-3446;

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

Koth Memorial Gallery: “Originals,” a group of colorful art created by abstract artist Scott McRae is on display through May 31 in the gallery on the lower floor of the Longview Public Library. Hours: 10 am-6 pm Mondays-Thursdays, noon-4 pm Fridays and Saturdays, closed Sundays. Longview Public Library, 1600 Louisiana St., Longview. Daniel: 360-442-5307.

Lower Columbia College Forsberg Art Gallery2022 Student Art and Design Show, June 2-15, with a reception from 4:30 to 6 pm June 2. Show celebrated LCC student artists across all mediums. Cash presented to students at 5 p.. June 2 reception. Hours: 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 Museum: Hours: 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,

River Life Interpretive Center at Redmen Hall/Central School: Grand Ol’ Flag patriotic exhibit runs from June 11 through Aug. 28. The exhibit will reflect the history of flags and their meanings. It will also include service memorabilia, uniforms, etc. Hours: noon-4 pm Fridays-Sundays. 1394 State Route 4 (Ocean Beach Highway). 360-795-3007, leave a message; or

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