Longview City Info Weekly

NW Voices Presents Author Peter Rock

Come join us for the first NW Voices event of 2019 on Wednesday, February 27 featuring

author Peter Rock. The author of ten works of fiction will present a film screening of Leave

No Trace based on the book My Abandonment from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at LCC in Health

& Science Building 101 and a reading at the Longview Public Library beginning at 7:00 p.m.

in the Magazine Reading Room.


Peter Rock was born and raised in Salt Lake City. He is the author of the novels SPELLS,

Klickitat, The Shelter Cycle, My Abandonment, The Bewildered, The Ambidextrist,

Carnival Wolves and This is the Place, and a story collection, The Unsettling. Rock attended

Deep Springs College, received a BA in English from Yale University, and held a Wallace

Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University. He has taught fiction at the University of

Pennsylvania, Yale, Deep Springs College, and in the MFA program at San Francisco State

University. His stories and freelance writing have both appeared and been anthologized

widely, and his books published in various countries and languages. The recipient of a

Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, an Alex Award and

others, he currently lives in Portland where he is a Professor in the English Department at

Reed College. The film adaptation of My Abandonment, entitled Leave No Trace, directed by

Debra Granik, premiered at Sundance and Cannes and was released in June 2018. Rock’s

latest work, The Night Swimmers, will be published in March of 2019.


All events are free and open to the public. Northwest Voices is funded by the Longview

Public Library and Lower Columbia College, Friends of the Longview Library, Longview

Library Foundation, and the LCC Foundation.


February Koth Gallery Show at Longview Public Library

The Koth Memorial Gallery at Longview Public Library will be displaying a variety of

artwork created by Lower Columbia College art students from February 1 through February

28. LCC students and staff will also host a reception for this show on February 5, from 3:00

p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Koth Gallery.


Contact Daniel at 360.442.5307 for more information about the Koth Memorial Gallery at

Longview Public Library.


Heart & Sole 5K/10K Run

Bring the family to our Heart and Sole Walk/Run. Enjoy our community coming together to

promote happy, healthy families. Proceeds benefit the City of Longview Teen Program. 


February 9, 9:00AM

Elks Memorial Building, Lake Sacajawea

10K:    $25/person with shirt, $15/youth 12 & under

             $15/person no shirt, $5/youth 12 & under


5K:        $20/person with shirt, $15/youth 12 & under

$10/person without shirt, $5/youth 12 & under



Glimmer & Glow Father Daughter Ball

Make special memories this year at our 24th annual signature event ~ The Glimmer & Glow Dance! This event includes special

surprises, yummy refreshments, lively dance music from Twin City DJ and a treasured take home gift. A professional photographer

will start taking pictures 30 minutes prior to each session's start time. (Not included in event fee). Pre-registration is required, no tickets

sold at the door. No refunds or transfers for this event and cost is per person.


Four sessions available:

Friday, February 22, 7:00 p.m., Saturday, February 23, 4:00p.m., Saturday, February 23, 7:00p.m., Sunday, February 24, 5:00PM

McClelland Arts Center

951 Douglas Street



The Big Day Wedding & Event Expo

Many couples today are busy with careers and family while planning their big day. With that in mind, we are pleased to

offer our newest local community event “The Big Day Wedding & Event Expo.”  We plan to provide a venue for brides,

families, friends and planners to connect with local vendors who can provide services and products as a part of their big day.

Attendees will have an unforgettable day of shopping, complimentary samples, a fashion show, useful DIY tutorials, and prize drawings.


This event is designed to meet and even exceed the expectations of the planning team! Not only is it about connecting the

newly engaged in our community with the offerings available to them, it will also provide the combined experience of shopping,

entertainment, and fashion all under one roof!


March 2, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

McClelland Arts Center

951 Douglas Street

$5/person at the door

Call 360-442-5400 or visit mylongview.com/recreation to sign up!



Free in-person Tax Preparation Service

The knowledgeable volunteers of the AARP Tax Aide program will once again be offering free tax help at the library starting

on Saturday, February 2. Assistance is first come, first served--no appointment necessary--Fridays, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays,

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through April 13. Note: No new returns will be started after 3 p.m.


AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation to anyone of any age especially if you are 50 or older or can’t afford pad tax preparation.


Visit the Tax Aide website for a list of documents to bring with you:



The Longview Public Library and WordFest offer writing workshop series in 2019

In partnership with WordFest, the Longview Public Library will offer an eight week series of writing workshops for the public

in early 2019.


Participants will have the opportunity to share and discuss their writing in terms of basic elements of good storytelling, including

how to open one's story, introducing and developing characters, plotting a story, creating dramatic dialogue, and more.


The workshops will be led by Alan Rose at the Longview Library for eight weeks on Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 pm, beginning

March 5. Rose coordinates the monthly WordFest gatherings, is the book reviewer for The Columbia River Reader, and hosts

the KLTV program, "Book Chat."


This program is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Call or email Elizabeth Partridge at the Longview

Public Library at 360.442.5321 or elizabeth.partridge@ci.longview.wa.us.


Depending on interest, workshop participation may be limited, so registration will be on a first come, first served basis.

Visit www.longviewlibrary.org to see other activities at the Longview Public Library. For information on WordFest, visit www.alan-rose.com.



Volunteers are Needed at Mint Valley Golf

The First Tee Program will begin this Spring - April 17 - May 22. We are looking for volunteers who would be interested in helping out our coaches. Email: russ@thefirstteesouthpugetsound.org if you are interested in joining the future of our junior program at Mint Valley!

This is a six week commitment for at least one day a week:
Tentative Dates are as follows:
Little Drivers Wednesdays 4:15 - 5:30pm
Player - Saturdays 9:00 - 10:15am
Player - Wednesdays - 5:45 - 7:00pm
Player - Thursdays - 4:15 - 5:30pm
Player - Thursdays - 5:45 - 7:00pm


Free Community Talk - Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion

Longview Public Library, Cowlitz County Historical Museum, and Humanities Washington

invite the community to an engaging conversation with Clarence Moriwaki, a member of the

Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. Mr. Moriwaki shares the story of Bainbridge

Island—the origin point of the Japanese American exclusion—to provide a human, historical

account of this national tragedy, and to ask the question: Are there parallels to what’s

happening in America now? Moriwaki uses historical images, including historical and current

propaganda, to explore the fear, racism, and failure of political leadership that led to these

unconstitutional actions during World War II, and why we must not let it happen again.


The Cowlitz County Historical Museum will have local historical artifacts available to view

before and after the presentation. Featured is a donated 1942 inventory ledger of confiscated

property of Cowlitz County citizens of Japanese ancestry.


Join us February 8 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Longview Library Magazine Room to

hear Clarence Moriwaki, Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American

Exclusion. This event is free, no registration required


On the Web: www.longviewlibrary.org or www.humanities.org/calendar-events

Questions? Elizabeth Partridge, 360.442.5321, or log on to www.longviewlibrary.org




Cowlitz Clean Waters 2019 Student “Solutions to Stormwater Pollution” video contest

Cowlitz Clean Waters, the regional public education campaign targeting stormwater pollution, is sponsoring its second annual

student video contest. The contest is open to all high school students (grades 9-12) within Cowlitz County, including public,

private and homeschooled students.


Students are invited to showcase their creativity, talent and environmental awareness by producing 30-second video public service

announcements to help promote behavior change to address stormwater pollution and clean up our waters here in Cowlitz County. 


The grand prize winning entry will receive a $500 Amazon gift card, with $250 and $150 gift cards for the second and third place

winners, respectively. Entry in the contest is free. The video contest rules and entry forms can be found online at https://cowlitzcleanwaters.org/contest


The deadline for submitting entry forms is February 28, 2019. If you have questions, you may contact Van McKay at the City of Kelso at 360-577-3323.


Cowlitz Clean Waters is a collaborative initiative of the City of Kelso, City of Longview, Cowlitz County, Consolidated Drainage

Improvement District #1 (CDID#1), Kelso School District, Longview School District, Washington State University (WSU) Cowlitz

County Extension and the Lower Columbia College.


This partnership is committed to developing a public information and education campaign to help inform the Lower Columbia region

about the impacts of stormwater runoff on our local waterways and to affect behavior changes and water quality improvements in our communities.


Free Tickets to Local Plays and Performances Ready for Check Out

Use your Longview Public Library card to check out tickets to Stageworks NW, LCC Center

Stage, and Columbia Theatre for FREE! The Culture Card program has tickets available for

checkout starting January 9 for these upcoming shows:



Curbside recycling change

Effective January 1, 2019, glass will no longer be accepted in the curbside recycling program.

It was discovered that during the collection and processing of the curbside recycling materials,

most of the glass would be crushed during the baling process. Broken glass is a huge

contamination concern and has a direct impact to Longview’s market prices. By removing glass

from the curbside program, it will reduce contamination and provide for a better marketable

material which will in turn, benefit the ratepayers of Longview.


Residents will be asked to either discard their glass bottles and jars into their green garbage

containers or to bring them directly to Waste Control for recycling.