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Alchemy faucet project: 7:30-9:30 p.m. September 17, Columbia Theater Association for the Performing Arts, 1231 Vandercook Way, Longview. A Seattle-based performance company for serious tap dancers 16+. The company was founded in 2012 on the principles of experimentation, entertainment and excellence, according to the theater’s website. The band became a regular on Pacific Northwest stages. Tickets: $40 and $45 per person for adults, $40 per person for seniors 62 and over and military, and $20 per person for children up to 17 years old. Tickets available at the box office (11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday), by calling 360-575-8499 or by visiting

Cowlitz County Farmers MarketOpen: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday through October 29 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through September 13 in front of the Cowlitz County Event (Expo) Center, 1900 Seventh Ave., Longview. Participants are asked to park in the designated area and keep pets on a leash. 360-957-7023.

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Kalama Farmers Market: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays and 4 p.m.-7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month until September 8 in the parking lot outside the Kalama Public Library, 312 N. First St., Kalama. Info: Look for Kalama Chamber of Commerce on Facebook.

Wine and Gastronomy FestivalSept. 15-18, Ilani, 1 Cowlitz Way, Ridgefield. For a full list of chefs, events and more, visit

Cowlitz Valley Early Music Association: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 2 and 16, country and bluegrass music, open-mic program and dancing. Catlin Grange, 205 Shawnee, N. Kelso. 360-423-3138.

Kalama Harbor Lodge (Harbour Lounge): music by Mick Overman, 7-10 p.m., Sept. 7. Overman’s music is described as bluesy folk and roll with a jazzy attitude. For more details on Overman, visit Music by David Johnson and Christopher Gray with Amy Bleu. Free, all ages are welcome. 215 N. Hendrickson Drive, Kalama. 360-673-9209.

Oak Restaurant: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. on September 8, music by Claire Beck Radio. 1020 Atlantic Ave, Woodland. 360-841-5292.

Oregon Way Tavern: open jam hosted by Steelhead, 7 p.m. on Wednesdays; 9 p.m. Karaoke, Thursday through Saturday, 446 Oregon Way, Longview. 360-577-5773.

Roland Wines: 6pm-8pm Sept. 8, blues evening with music by Kevin Selfe on guitar and vocals, Denins Lusk on organ, John Cavanaugh on bass and Alan Cook on drums. 1106 Florida Street, Longview. 360-846-7304.

Storyboard Delights: 7:30-9:30 p.m. September 3, Jazz Night, 1339 Commerce Ave., Suite 103, Longview. 360-703-6255.

“Clue on Stage”: Comic policeman. Sept. 9-Oct. 2; 7:30 p.m. from Friday to Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday. Stageworks Northwest Theatre, 1433 Commerce Ave., Longview. General admission: $18 per person, seniors/students/veterans: $14 per person, children: $8 per child. Group discounts, flexible passes available. Tickets on or in person at the box office 3-6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and one hour before the show. 360-636-4488.

Broadway Gallery: Featured artists for September are Weylan Johnson, gallery member, housescapes; and guest artist Vicki Green, glass. Join the artists for the first Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month for music and refreshments. Works by artists are exhibited throughout the month alongside 40 local cooperative galleries. Craft 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. The public is invited to celebrate the gallery’s 40th anniversary from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on September 17 with live music, refreshments and fine arts and crafts designs. No purchase necessary for the first raffle ticket. The musical lineup included Stephen Harvey from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., John S. Crocker from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Keith Hinyard from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Regular hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday. 1418 Commerce Avenue, Longview. 577-0544.,

Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum: “Grand Hotels of the North Beach Peninsula” runs until October 9th. The exhibit was reopened with a new car, the Tandem Sporting Gig (circa 1890s) on loan from Raymond Washington’s Northwest Carriage Museum. The exhibit highlights major hotels built on the Long Beach Peninsula to provide extravagant entertainment, awe-inspiring accommodations, and extraordinary service and food, according to a museum press release. 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. Hotels would advertise in the Oregonian or Oregon Journal to attract visitors. Meanwhile, some families stayed for up to three months during the summer, sometimes bringing the family cow or a horse and cart. Transport from Portland was via steamships such as the TJ Potter which would dock at Ilwaco where it would be met by train or local cars, wagons or buggies. The exhibits are funded 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 traveled up the Long Beach Peninsula. Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. FREE ENTRANCE. 115 SE Lake, Ilwaco. 360-642-3446;

Cowlitz County Historical Museum: Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Donations accepted. 405 Allen Street, Kelso. 577-3119.

Koth Memorial Gallery: Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, closed on Sundays. Longview Public Library, 1600 Louisiana St., Longview. Daniel: 360-442-5307.

Forsberg Art Gallery of Lower Columbia College: Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday. In the college’s Rose Center for the Arts gallery, 1528 Maple St., Longview. 360-442-2510;

Rainier Historical Museum of Oregon: Hours: 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday (except holidays), Third Floor of City Hall, 106 W. B St., Rainier. Old photos or items that people would like to share or donate to the museum are welcome. Old photos can be scanned and the originals returned to the owners. 503-556-4089, 360-751-7039, [email protected]

River Life Interpretive Center at Redmen Hall/Central School: The Grand Ol’ Flag Patriotic Exhibition runs until August 28th. The exhibition will reflect the history of the flags and their meaning. It will also include service memorabilia, uniforms, etc. Opening hours: noon-4 p.m. Friday to Sunday. 1394 State Route 4 (Ocean Beach Highway). 360-795-3007, leave a message; or [email protected]

Stella Historical Museum: Opening hours: 11am-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays in summer and by appointment. Historical exhibits on logging, fishing and agriculture, and more. Besides the old post office building, the museum complex includes the newly renovated forge, the material shed and the new forge building. The forge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Admission: free, but donations appreciated. 360-423-3860 or 360-423-8663.

Wahkiakum County Historical Society Museum: Extensive logging, fishing and cultural exhibits. Locomotive from 1923 outside. Opening hours: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. from Saturday to Sunday until September or by appointment. 65 River Street, Cathlamet. 360-849-4353.

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