Community Announcements 07.30.14

Town Crier

Vader holding City-Wide Yard Sale on Saturday

Vader will be hosting its annual City-Wide Yard Sale this Saturday and residents who wish to take part in the sale may still do so.

Made up of dozens of residents holding their own yard sales on the same day, participation is on an at-will basis, and last year’s participants took home an average of $100 apiece in sales. Shopping is expected to begin at 8 a.m., and the Vader Park Board will make a showing with hotdogs for sale.

For more information, or to get your home marked on the event map, contact organizer Judy Costello at (360) 295-3036.

CR Baptists to hold regular Cowboy Church

Castle Rock Baptist Church will be hosting Cowboy Church the last Saturday of every month, starting this weekend.

Scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m., this event is free to all those who wish to experience country, bluegrass, traditional and contemporary music, as well as fellowship. Singers are also needed for those wish to perform.

Come walks the trail with the Lord and check our Cowboy Church. For more information, call Hal at (360) 274-7705, or visit the church at 221 Front Ave. NW.

CRPD ready for National Night Out

The Castle Rock Police Department is inviting the community to their free barbeque and bicycle rodeo Aug. 5 at Castle Rock Elementary School from 6 to 9 p.m.

Known as National Night Out Castle Rock PD will be celebrating this event along with agencies from around the country to promote crime prevention activities, the strengthening of community relations, and the encouragement of neighborhood camaraderie.

For additional information, contact Dianne Swanson with the Castle Rock CARE Coalition at (360) 636-2565 or visit them online at

Mukana Marimba to Perform at Salkum Summer Garden Party

The musical ensemble Mukana Marimba will perform at the Salkum Timberland Library as part of the Library’s Summer Garden Party, Thursday, Aug. 7 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Mukana Marimba plays music in the style of the Shona people of Zimbabwe on a full set of seven marimbas (similar to large wooden xylophones) played with mallets. The soprano instruments make bright singing tones while the bass and baritone marimbas create deep bouncy beats. A set of gourd shakers called “hosho” provides accompaniment. The instruments, colorful dress and high energy of the players make Mukana fun to watch as well as to hear. To learn more, visit

The Summer Garden Party is Salkum Timberland Library’s major event of the season. Refreshments will be provided by Friends of the Salkum Timberland Library.

The Salkum Timberland Library and the Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden are both located at 2480 US Highway 12. For more information, please contact the library at (360) 985-2148 or go to

Gospel concert this Saturday in Chehalis

The Chehalis Seventh-Day Adventist Church will be hosting a Community Gospel Concert this Saturday starting at 6 p.m., and all community members are welcome to attend.

This free, non-dominational event will feature singers from multiple local churches under the direction of Bill Cries, while the audience will be given chance to sing as well.

For more information, call (360) 748-4330, or visit the church at 120 Chilvers Rd., in Chehalis. You can also find them online at