Community Calendar: Overdose Awareness Day; mineral days; Live trout pond

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The Elimination Awareness Tour

Aug. 30 at Gather Community Services, 727 N. Tower Ave., Centralia; 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

There will be free screenings, counseling and care coordination for Hepatitis C. Free lunch boxes, gym bags and hygiene products will be provided.

Overdose Awareness Day

August 31 at George Washington Park in Centralia; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is part of the EliNATION Awareness Tour and will include free health tests for Hepatitis C. There will also be lunch, speakers and a resource fair. NARCAN training and distribution will be organized by Gather Community Services.

Mineral days

September 3 at Mineral

The event will include a parade at noon, followed by food and vendors, mineral town history at the American Legion building from 2-6 p.m., an aquarium for kids to fish for trout to take home, and a movie in the park showing an Avengers Movie event at 8 p.m.

Live trout pond

Sept. 3 at Lions Den Kid Zone, 113 E. Front St., Mineral; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A live trout pond will be held at Mineral Lake Lions Den Campground. The event is organized with the cooperation of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Mossyrock Trout Hatchery. The event will feature several hundred fish in a 3,000 gallon tank. Equipment will be provided to help them “hook the big ones” and volunteers will be available to bait hooks and give instructions. Each child will have the opportunity to catch two to three fish to take home. Fishing will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and will resume from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. so families can watch the Mineral Community Parade at noon.

Trails Working Group

Seminary Hill Natural Area in Centralia; 9am

The public can help improve the trails of Seminary Hill while enjoying sandwiches, hot drinks and other refreshments.

The little Falls Market

September 7 at Little Falls Market in Vader; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The public is invited to check the market.

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