- More Snow Today
- Library Reports Successful Book N Bake Sale
- Today: City Council, Medic One, Toledo Investment Group
- Wednesday: Lioness Club, Cheesecake Club Meet
- Thursday: Toledo Tourism Group
- Friday: Senior Center Hosts Town Hall
- Tech Report: MOOC - Massive Open Online Courses
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
National Weather Service Portland OR warns: More snow expected Tuesday.
-Trace to 1 inch at the coast
-1 to 3 inches for the I-5 corridor...
Toledo Community Library spokesman Charlie Pruett reports: Toledo Community Library’s Valentines Day Book & Bake Sale was another huge success. We would like to thank everyone for helping us keep the lights on. Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated.
Not Strictly Toledo: It's Tuesday! That means it's Clinic day!
FREE CLINIC TODAY from 5:30 - 8:00pm
Located at 1911 Cooks Hill Rd. Centralia. (NW Pediatrics - West Building)
Health & Hope Medical Outreach provides FREE walk-in medical care and Mental Healthcare to the uninsured and under-insured of Lewis county and south Thurston county.
Wednesday: Health & Hope celebrates their Fifth Anniversary 7:30 - 9:00 AM Wednesday morning with Breakfast @ O’Blarney’s. Details & tix info on Facebook.
Today: Toledo City Council meets 6 p.m. today, February 20, 2018 due to federal holiday - Presidents Day Monday.
City Council meetings first and third Mondays monthly. Dates may change if scheduled on or near a federal holiday. Visit www.toledowa.us or call (360)864-4564.
Workshops & Special Meetings: Occasionally the council will hold a workshop or special meeting. Dates and times will be announced prior to meetings.
Generally they are held the same night of council meetings.
Toledo Investment Group will hold an organizational meeting 6:30 PM tonight @ Camp Singing Wind. This is a first meeting to gauge interest and discuss options. We'll be looking at a model along the lines found in this article: https://ilsr.org/do-it-yourselves-downtown-investment-cooperative-model/
All interested parties invited.
Plus: Lewis County Interlocal (Medic One) meets 7 PM third Tuesdays monthly at Toledo Fire Department. Open to the public. Visit http://www.toledofire2.com/calendar.html.
Not Strictly Toledo: Check out The Chip Guy on Facebook, follow for updated warehouse opening status Wednesdays & Saturdays.
Wednesday: Cheesecake Club - 6:30 PM February 21 will be next monthly meeting @ Camp Singing Wind.
Topic - How To Make Asian-Style Cheesecake. Jamie Cummings says: Asian-style cheesecake, sometimes called cotton cheesecake, is a combination of sponge cake and cheesecake in both taste and texture. Come show off your interpretation!
Practicing up for July’s Cheese Days Cheesecake Competition. Details on Facebook.
Plus: Toledo Lioness Club meets 6:30 PM Wednesday. New members welcome. Details on Facebook.
Thursday: Toledo Tourism Board meets again 6:30 PM February 22 @ Camp Singing Wind.
Friday: Toledo Senior Center hosts a Town Hall 5 PM - 6:30 PM Friday, February 23.
Says Carolyn Long: Please join me for a Town Hall at the Toledo Senior Center in Toledo Washington.
This is an opportunity share your concerns for Southwest Washington, and learn about what I have to offer for Washington's 3rd Congressional District. Everyone is invited, and all are welcome. Let’s work together to flip the 3rd and put people over politics!
Tech Report: MOOC, or Massive Open Online Courses
Whether seeking an accredited degree program or certification for Microsoft, Google and others, distance learning increasingly supplements or replaces conventional brick-and-mortar universities, dissolves barriers of distance and time zones, is a cost-effective option for working folks, families with young children, worker retraining, continuing education, limitless examples.
Wikipedia reports: As MOOCs have evolved, there appear to be two distinct types: those that emphasize the connectivist philosophy, and those that resemble more traditional courses. To distinguish the two, Stephen Downes proposed the terms "cMOOC" and "xMOOC"
Last March Forbes explored the future of MOOC’s, citing rapid advances in knowledge requiring ongoing education; gone are the days one relied upon a college degree as adequate to sustain a decades-long career.
In Washington State, the Center for Online Education features short lists of The Best, and The Most Affordable 4-year Universities including most of the familiar names around the state.
Coursera is one of my favorites with academic courses from Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, and hundreds more, including free courses.
Udemy is a commercial venture, likewise Coursera, … while edX, Khan Academy, and Stanford Online operate as nonprofits. OpenClassrooms features content from Google, Microsoft, IBM & ZenDesk.
Of course, if you’re seeking knowledge a bit less esoteric, YouTube provides DIY home remedies for your specific needs.
Reservations required: Toledo Senior Center Nutrition Lunch Wednesday is Salisbury Steak with mashed potatoes & gravy, baby carrots, pears & dinner roll, Friday taco salad with tortilla chips, peaches & tapioca pudding.
Nutrition Lunches are sponsored in part by Area Agency on Aging. Suggested donation $3 for those 60+ years of age. Call (360)864-2112 for details.
*ISO: Lewis County Seniors’ Second Time Around Thrift Store in search of washer & dryer for their new store at 749 S Market Boulevard, Chehalis, Washington 98532. Contact them at (360) 557-3113.
*ISO = In Search Of
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Feed: February 25 (Sunday) Toledo Senior Center serves up their Annual Clam Chowder/Potato Soup Feed. Doors open 1:00 - 4:00 PM or until sold out.
$8 includes cornbread or homemade roll plus dessert.
Fun: April 8 Fifth Annual Ladies Tea tix now on sale $20. Hurry, these sell out fast!
Your continued support is critical as Lewis County Seniors move into their first year as a self-supporting non-profit entity. Toledo Senior Center aims to meet their $700/month obligation to keep the lights on with monthly breakfasts, community meals, classes and special events.
Check out their 2018 Calendar of Community Events.
Fun: February 28 Morgan Arts Centre hosts the second Paint Night event.
Paint Nights are a great opportunity for artists from beginner to advanced to spend creative time together.
Bring friends and plan to make new ones.
Themes and planned designs will allow you either follow along or paint outside the lines resulting in each person taking home a personal masterpiece.
Add Di Morgan's incredible gift of hospitality and we are all sure to have a super experience.
Tix & details on Facebook.
Fun: Toledo High School’s incomparable Mr T Pageant returns 7 PM March 8. Be amazed at the talent, innovation, and sheer hilarity guaranteed to knock the rust off your funny bone.
Foraging: Washington Dept of Fish & Wildlife announces tentative razor clam digging dates for March & April. Click on link above.
For The Future: TES PTO Kids Garden is looking for garden sponsors, which ensures the continuation and improvement of this awesome program. If your family or business is interested, the form is below.
* Garden Sponsor Form 2017-18.docx
Finally: Vision:TOLEDO announces Sign up forms for (2018) Cheese Days Parade and vendor booths. Full information about the parade can be found here: http://www.toledolionsclub.org/assets/2018-parade-form.pdf
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