Longview City Info Weekly

City of Longview Recruitment Announcements

  • Deputy City Clerk: Full time position. $49,512 - $66,864 annually. Closes 8/29/19 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Fire Intern: $300 monthly. Seasonal. Continuous recruitment.
  • Golf Maintenance Specialist: $51,876 - $66,552 yearly, Closes 09/03/19 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Police Officer (Entry Level & Lateral): $68,808 - $89,028 annually. Continuous recruitment.
  • Recreation Leader (Assistant): $12.00 - $14.76 hourly. Seasonal and/or part-time position. Continuous recruitment.
  • Recreation Site Leader: $12.37 - $15.22 hourly. Seasonal and/or part-time position. Continuous recruitment.
  • Transit Operator (Casual/On Call): $18.65 - $21.14 hourly. Continuous recruitment.


​Visit www.mylongview.com to read more about the open positions and to apply.


Water System Flushing Scheduled Area #5

The City of Longview utility crews will begin flushing water mains in the areas between Tennant Way and the Columbia River from Oregon Way to the

Cowlitz River on Friday, August 9, 2019.


Work 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.


Nitty Gritty of Entity Selection        

Join us at the Longview Public Library for the next free SCORE small business seminar.


Taxes are simply a part of doing business. This seminar will serve as an explanation of various types of Business Entities allowed in Washington along with

information on how to save tax dollars. Seats are limited, be sure to register soon.


Expect a lively session with a long time tax pro, related handouts, and tips to save you time and money. Patti Thompson has 40 years of experience in tax law,

business consulting, and education seminars. She holds the US Treasury designation of Enrolled Agent and is an Oregon Licensed Tax Consultant.    


Nitty Gritty of Entity Selection

August 17, 2019

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Longview Public Library Auditorium

To register for this session, visit www.vancouver.score.org and find the class on the Take a

Workshop page. You can learn more about the upcoming seminars and other Longview Public Library programs by visiting our page at www.longviewlibrary.org or calling 360.442.5300.


Free Tickets to Local Plays and Performances Ready for Check Out on August 7

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 7 for these upcoming shows:


Stageworks Northwest, Longview Theater:

Some Enchanted Evening – September 6 – 22, 2019

Featuring the finest local talents, Some Enchanted Evening is a celebration of the greatest team of songwriters to ever collaborate, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein.

This stunning new musical tribute, featuring clever arrangements, offers the audience a glorious parade of well-known hits including tunes from The Sound of Music, The King

and I, Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, State Fair and more! Musical - Rated G – Fun for the entire family


The Columbia Theatre:

Aureum (from Halcyon Shows) – September 20, 2019

Aureum returns this year before going on national tour with a completely revamped show including more impressive aerial acts and an entire CGI world built by an award-winning

team of animators. This show, developed in residence over the summer, promises to be an unforgettable experience! Halcyon was established in 2017 with the mission of creating a

new genre in theatre known as theatrical acrobatics; which seamlessly integrates compelling storytelling and characters with world-class acrobatics and aerial.

Tickets for these shows will be available to check out beginning August 7 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 main floor desk or call 442-5300 with your library card number ready to check out your tickets today. See the complete rules and restrictions at


The Culture Card 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.


Bonsai Basics at Longview Public Library

On August 10 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. the Longview Public Library will be hosting Heather Gawlick in the Library Auditorium for a discussion and demonstration on the basics of

bonsai. Heather has been a bonsai enthusiast for about 25 years and has practiced her art in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Vancouver, Canada; and even right here in Longview.

Along with a presentation and short demonstration she will explain different styles and shapes, what sort of plant stock beginners should try, and how to start your own at home.

This program is FREE and open to the public. Registration is not required.

Contact the Longview Public Library at 360.442.5300 for more information.


Movies at the Lake!

Come to Martin's Dock at Lake Sacajawea Park in Longview for free family friendly movies! Movies begin at dusk. Pre-event activities start at 7:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, sleeping bags.

Popcorn, pizza, soft drinks available for purchase. FREE EVENT!

2019 Movie Lineup:
August 9: Ralph Breaks the Internet
August 16: Mary Poppins Returns

August 23: Goonies


Longview Public Library Featured Artist: Cheryl Hicks

The Longview Public Library and the Longview Library Foundation are excited to present the 2019 Featured Artist: Cheryl Hicks. Cheryl is originally from Texas and relocated to Longview two years ago.

She has shown her artwork across Texas and in New York, and has an extensive collection on display in the historic Monticello Hotel. Cheryl didn’t start making art until she was forty years old, but in the last

20 years she has created almost 1,000 pieces of artwork. Cheryl has an ongoing series titled, “I Just Don’t Read Like I Used To,” in which she examines the ways Pop Culture and technology have impacted our lives, especially our reading habits.


From August 6 through August 31 the Koth Memorial Gallery at Longview Public Library will display some of Cheryl’s new canvases from the “I Just Don’t Read Like I Used To” series. On August 12, 5:30

p.m. to 7:30 p.m., there will be a public reception in the Koth Memorial Gallery where you can meet Cheryl, our 2019 Featured Artist!

A special thanks to the Longview Library Foundation for making the Featured Artist program possible through their generous donations and continued support.

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



Facility Rentals

If you are looking for a place to hold a family BBQ, outdoor or indoor event, call the Recreation office at 360-442-5400. Some beautiful areas at the lake and the new RA Long Gazebo are available to

host your special day. Give us a call and we will book your event!


School is OUT and it's officially SUMMER!

We have TONS of fun classes, events, and programs happening for you this summer, from 2019 Concerts at the Lake presented by Kirkpatrick Family Care and Movies at the Lake presented by Fibre Federal Credit Union,

to Swim Dash Splash Triathlon! There are Discovery camps galore and so much more!! Check out our catalog at www.mylongview.com/recreation for all the fun things to do and have an AWESOME SUMMER!!



Interfor Family Outdoor Adventure

August 12, 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Martin’s Dock, Lake Sacajawea, Pre-register $10/person, $25/family of 3 ($13 and $30 day of event), ages 5 and up. Get the ultimate outdoor adventure all in one place! 

Rock wall, archery, kayaking, obstacle course, catapult, fishing, canoeing, an entire summer camp of fun in one sunny afternoon.  Light lunch included!


Summer 2019 Concerts at the Lake
Summer Concerts at Martin's Dock Lake Sacajawea Park at 6:00 p.m. The Longview Parks & Recreation free Summer Concert series began in 1997. It showcases top quality regional and national

performers featuring a variety of family friendly genres of music. Thanks to the support from our generous sponsors, join us for our 22nd summer. Invite your family and friends and come out for a relaxing evening,

enjoying fresh air, yummy food from our food trucks, and great music.

August 8: Cherry Cherry - Neil Diamond Tribute
August 15: Soul Siren - Northwest's premiere party band

For more info visit www.concertsatthelake.com

This free family entertainment is brought you by our sponsors Kirkpatrick Family Care, Red Canoe Credit Union, Cascade Networks by Wave, Longview Orthopedic Associates, Elfin Services,
City of Longview Recycling, Cowlitz PUD, KLOG/KUKN/The Wave and Mike Wallin, Realtor with Keller Williams


Summer Runs/Walks


$5/5K Seahawk Poker Run: Sept 8, 9:00 AM at Elks Memorial Building, Lake Sacajawea, all ages. Take a lap around the lake in all your Seahawks gear to celebrate the start of football season. 
Pick up playing cards at locations on the route, best poker hands win prizes!