Longview City Info Weekly

Water System Flushing Scheduled Area #2

The City of Longview’s utility crews will be flushing water mains in the area between 33rd Avenue and Nichols Boulevard from Ocean Beach Highway to Washington Way on Friday, September 14, 2018.

  • Works will begin at 6:30 a.m. and end by 4:30 p.m.
  • Advisory signs will be posted in the area.
  • Flushing may stir up sediment that can enter residential plumbing.
  • Residents should refrain from using water while flushing is occurring.
  • After flushing, it is recommended that residents run water through an outside hose bib or in a bathtub for a short time prior to consuming water or washing clothes.

 

Free tickets to local plays and performances ready for check out on September 26

Use your Longview Public Library card to check out tickets to the Longview-Kelso

Community Concert Association, LCC Center Stage, Stageworks NW, and Columbia

Theatre for FREE! The Culture Card program has tickets available for checkout starting

September 26 for these upcoming shows:

 

Longview-Kelso Community Concert Association:

Five Sax – October 28, 2018

A modern-style international saxophone quintet performing a repertoire rooted in classical

music, venturing into American jazz, South American Latin styles and European folk

music. Adding a theatrical element, Five Sax creates a strong connection with the

audience and a spontaneous approach to making music. Imaginative programing mirroring

the diversity of its members.

 

The Gothard Sisters – November 18, 2018

The Gothard Sisters are a dynamic group of three sisters, whose impressive array of

talents have set them apart as one of the most refreshing and compelling acts in Celtic

music today. The sisters' unpredictable and theatrical flair brings a youthful splash to the

time-honored tradition of Celtic folk music, bridging the gap between modern Pop and

Folk-Rock with a sunny, optimistic style that has been described as "beautifully-arranged,

melodic-minded Celtic Folk-Pop.”

 

Center Stage LCC:

True West– November 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, and 17, 2018

LCC Center Stage Theatre presents Sam Shepard’s Tony and Pulitzer Prize-nominated

drama True West. Holed up in their mother’s California house, screenwriter Austin and

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lowlife Lee wrestle with big issues—and each other, leading to the airing of old

resentments and some unexpected twists between the two brothers.

 

Stageworks Northwest, Longview Theater:

Time Stands Still – October 26 – November 11, 2018

When photojournalist Sarah and her journalist boyfriend James come back from covering

the Iraq War, they are physically bruised and emotionally beaten, and they find

themselves examining their own relationship and way of life. Is it possible for two people

who are used to living in dangerous conditions to carve out a normal life? Can they stay

together amidst unspoken betrayals and conflicting ideals? Time Stands Still answers

these questions, while leaving unanswered qualms regarding the way America deals with

war and tragedy coverage.

 

The Columbia Theatre:

PUSH Physical Theatre’s Dracula – October 27, 2018

The classic tale of seduction, desire and madness told as you've never seen it before in an

acrobatic spectacle from the masters of motion theatre: PUSH Physical Theatre's

adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 horror novel is like nothing audiences have ever seen. A

groundbreaking, thrilling and unforgettable ride into the warped world of one of

literature's most famous villains. A Halloween Treat! **parental advisory

 

Dreamgirls – November 9, 2018

A sweeping and inspirational journey through 20th century American popular music,

DREAMGIRLS chronicles one Motown group’s rise from obscurity to superstardom.

Through gospel, R&B, smooth pop, disco and more, DREAMGIRLS explores themes of

ambition, hope and betrayal, all set in the glamorous and competitive world of the

entertainment industry.

 

39th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition – November 16, 2018

It is an annual laugh riot as the Columbia Theatre hosts the 39th Seattle International

Comedy Competition semi-finals featuring 10 comics all competing to be the “Last Comic

Standing” after 26 days, 22 shows, 18 venues, and 32 comedians from all over the U.S.,

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Canada, UK, and Japan. It’s America’s biggest touring comedy festival and you’re a part

of it. *Ages 18 and up

Tickets will be available to check out beginning September 26 and are limited and first

come first served. Patrons over 18 can checkout one pair of tickets for free per calendar

year. Come to the information desk or call 442-5300 with your library card number ready

to check out your tickets today. See the complete rules and restrictions at

http://www.longviewlibrary.org/tickets.php.

 

This program has been made possible through generous donations from the Longview

Library Foundation, and through collaborative partnerships with Stageworks Northwest

Longview Theatre,Columbia Theatre, LCC Center Stage Theatre, and the Longview-

Kelso Community Concert Association.

 

Tuesday Night is Teen Night at the Library

Teen Tuesdays are back at the Longview Library! We kick off on September 18 with a painting project making Faux Stained Glass to decorate your bedroom or home. Each Tuesday features a different DIY project, game, or movie. Teens are invited to come to any or all of the events, no need to register in advance or have a library card. Our teen events are open to all middle and high schoolers, are free, and usually have snacks!

 

Teen Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

September 18 – Faux Stained Glass
September 25 – Tin Can Lanterns
October 2 – Movie Night (open to all ages)
October 9 – Horror Book Discussion
October 16 – Tell-Tale Heart Escape Room
October 23 – Pumpkin Carving
October 30 – Little Monster Mash (open to all ages)
November 6 – Movie Night (open to all ages)
November 13 – DIY Printed Scarf
November 20 – Game Night
November 27 – Fuse Beads
December 4 – Movie Night (open to all ages)
December 11 – Yule Ball (open to all ages)

 

Finding Credible Information Online

The Longview Public Library is offering a free class on October 1, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. that will cover how to best search the Internet for information you want to find. You’ll get tips on what websites to use, what questions to ask, and how to sort through the results to identify credible information. You do not need to bring a computer, laptop, or mobile device. Limited spots available and registration is required.

Contact the Longview Public Library at 360.442.5300 to sign up, or for more information about the class.

 

 

Current recruitments at the City of Longview 
Information Technology Analyst (Network): $4,901.00 - $6,303.00 per month. Open until filled with the next review of applications the week of 9/17.

Engineer: $5,451 - $7,763 per month, plus excellent benefits. Open until filled with first review of applications the week of 9/17/18.

Engineering Specialist: $24.50 – 31.55 Hourly. Open until filled with the next review of applications the week of 9/17.

Recreation Leaders (part-time before and after school: Various positions, apply online. Open until filled.

Utility Systems Supervisor: $4,736 - $6,089 per month, plus excellent benefits. Open until filled with first review of applications the week of 9/17/18.

Transit Dispatcher: $21.96 - $28.16 per hour, plus excellent benefits. Open until filled with first review of applications the week of 9/17/18.

Transit Operators (Casual/on-call) - RiverCities Transit: Salary range: $21.14 per hour (Casual Operator), $18.65 per hour (Casual Operator Trainee Pay). Open until filled.

Entry Level Police Officers: $32.12-$41.56 per hour, plus excellent benefits. Continuous recruitment.

Lateral Police Officers: $5,860 - $7,203 per month, plus excellent benefits. Continuous recruitment.

Fire Intern Opportunity: Firefighter internship training program. Acquire hands on experience and learn the required skills and techniques to become a career firefighter. $300/month stipend. Continuous recruitment.

To view and apply for these postings, visit the website www.mylongview.com, and look under employment opportunities. 

 

Believe in the ability to change our community! Volunteer!

BE THE CHANGE you seek in our community. Change the way you look at the world by

working for positive change in your own hometown. Devote some time volunteering on one of

Longview’s many boards or commissions!

 

Longview’s boards and commissions enable inspired people to contribute in meaningful ways to

our city for the enrichment of the community as a whole. At the end of this year, several terms

on our boards and commissions will end and need to be filled. In addition, other vacancies can

occur during the year. This is a perfect time to find your niche and make a positive, lasting

contribution for the future of Longview’s next generations.

 

Visit the boards and commissions webpage under the “Your Government” tab at

www.mylongview.com to view current and upcoming vacancies, apply, and learn more about

specific boards. If you’ve previously applied, just log in to view or update your current

application. If you’ve never applied, create an account and choose the boards you are eligible for.

You may apply even if there are not vacancies for a board that you are interested in; your

application will be kept in the event there is a resignation during the year.

 

Applications for upcoming vacancies will be accepted through October 31, 2018, but may also

be submitted year-round and will be kept on file.

 

September Koth Gallery Show at Longview Public Library

From September 3rd through September 28th the Koth Memorial Gallery at Longview Public Library will host a broad selection of oil and watercolor paintings, for viewing or purchase, by artists Krista Mead and Leslie Pogue. Krista and Leslie will also host a public reception for their show on September 10th from 4:00pm until 6:00pm in the Koth Memorial Gallery.

Additionally, artist Jerome Makinster will be displaying artwork in the Koth Memorial Gallery glass case for the month of September.

Contact Daniel at Longview Public Library at 360.442.5307 for more information about the Koth Memorial Gallery at Longview Public Library.

 

Accessibility Advisory Committee seeking input on community mobility and accessibility

The City of Longview Accessibility Advisory Committee (CLAAC) is seeking your input! The

City of Longview is in the process of developing a transition plan as a component of the

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As part of that plan development, the city will identify

projects to improve mobility and accessibility throughout our community in relation to publically

provided activities, services, buildings and right of ways. Your input will assist the CLAAC in

two of its primary roles; to advise the city on issues related to accessibility and bring to city staff

attention issues related to accessibility. Thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey as

your input is very important to the CLAAC and future of the City of Longview.

 

Click on this link to take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JCBGW7Y

 

Save the Date – Extreme Machines are coming!

Saturday, September 22, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Cowlitz County Expo Center 7th Avenue Parking Field

FREE EVENT!  Fun for all ages!

Kids – young and old can come and touch the coolest vehicles in one big space. Discover the ordinary and unusual up close and personal. Fire trucks, bus, tractor, monster trucks, fork lift, log loader, street sweeper, snow plow, military vehicles, special guest OPTIMUS PRIME and the REMAX hot air balloon! Donation suggested with proceeds going to support the Longview Recreation out-of-school program scholarship fund. Event sponsors include LCCA, Cowlitz County Public Utilities Council, Cowlitz PUD, Port of Longview, United Site Services and Specialty Rents & Events.

 

Sign Up for Before and After School Programs

Do you have your before and after school childcare plans in place?  Longview Parks and Recreation offers After School programs at 5 elementary schools in Longview, and Before School program at Robert Gray.  Call 360-442-5400 for more information, or register online. Financial Assistance may be available, please call for more information.

Fall Registration is Open!

All classes & programs are now open for registration for fall!  View the new fall brochure on our website, mylongview.com/recreation, or visit our office at 2920 Douglas Street or City Hall for a copy.  Register online, in person, or over the phone at 360-442-5400. 

 

Free tickets to local plays and performances ready for check out

Use your Longview Public Library card to check out tickets to Stageworks NW, and Columbia Theatre for FREE! The Culture Card program has tickets available for checkout starting August 8 for these upcoming shows:

 

Stageworks Northwest, Longview Theater:

The Merry Wives of Windsor – September 7 – 23, 2018 The quiet little burg of Windsor isn’t big enough for Sir John Falstaff's antics and appetites, especially when he sets his lecherous sights on Mistress Page and Mistress Ford...and their money. It's a delightful battle of wits as the merry wives, with a trick or two up their respective sleeves, set out to teach both Falstaff and their husbands a lesson.

 

The Columbia Theatre:

Aureum Aerial Arts– September 15, 2018

A young academic creates a key that allows him to travel to the magical world of Aureum in a performance that seamlessly integrates compelling storytelling and characters with world-class acrobatics and aerial. An incredible original soundtrack, and high-flying technical elements that would only otherwise be possible in stadiums. Aureum promises an unforgettable experience for every audience.

Tickets will be available to check out beginning August 8 and are limited and first come first served. Patrons over 18 can checkout one pair of tickets for free per calendar year. Come to the information desk or call 442-5300 with your library card number ready to check out your tickets today. See the complete rules and restrictions at http://www.longviewlibrary.org/tickets.php.

 

Facility Rentals

If you are looking for a place to hold a family BBQ, outdoor or indoor event, call the Recreation office at 442-5400. Some beautiful areas at the lake to host your event. We also have the Teen Center (Elks Memorial Bldg.) for teen parties ages 10-18. Pool table, Foosball, Rock Wall, Wii Games, X-Box and more! Give us a call and we will book your event!

Mint Valley clubhouse or Par 3 course is a great place to rent for reunions, BBQs, retirements and more.  Call 360-442-5442 to reserve your spot today.

 

The City of Longview is accepting applications for the following boards
Golf Course Advisory Committee

Women’s Club rep

Project Longview (three positions)

Citizen/resident rep
Major employer rep
Organized arts group rep

To read more about these boards or to apply, please visit http://www.mylongview.com/index.aspx?page=780.

 

Mark your calendar for future Fun Runs

Moonlight Run – Mint Valley Golf Course

Friday – September 21, 2018

Pumpkin Pi – Willow Grove

Saturday – October 27, 2018

Turkey Trot – Lake Sacajawea

Thursday – November 22, 2018

 

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