- NWS Seattle: 5 Day Outlook
- Mt St Helens Institute: Snowpack On Mountain This Year
- KATU: Students Worldwide Skip Class To Demand Action On Climate
- Toledo School District: Sunscreen Up, Surveyors Begin Work
- USDA: New Youth Ag Website, Safe Food During Bomb Cyclone
- Washington State Library: Professional Development Grants
- Ethan Siegel: This Is Why The Multiverse Must Exist
- Today: THS Pep Dinner & Bingo
- Weekend Outlook: Grange Breakfast, WSU Workshop - Blueberries, Boater Class
- And Beyond: 2 Hour Toledo Schools ACT Late Start, City Council
- High School Sports: March 2019
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
It was a day for lessons in life and death. As we walked the paths at school we found signs of spring, pops of color and new life! This little one sat with this flower for a long while after the others had moved on. “Let’s not touch it” she whispered to me as I got close. Then “Maybe just touch it very gently...”
Meanwhile another child discovered the carcass of a bird. “Isn’t this a marvelous discovery?!” “But where have it’s eyes gone?” As the children surrounded the carcass and wondered about it Farmer Brian reminded them about germs, showed them how to safely handle the carcass and held a short and sweet burial ceremony thanking the animal for the lessons in life and death.
National Weather Service Seattle WA: Next 5 Days
Mount St Helens Institute explained:
We usually look at the Mount St. Helens snow pack at this time of year to try and predict what summer access will look like. Sure feels like there's a lot of snow out there, huh? Actually, looking at the data, it's pretty middle of the (snow) pack. 2019 data is the dotted red line. A review of the June Lake SNOTEL data (south side of St. Helens at about 3700'), the average snow pack from 2004-2018 for March 12th is 88.5" and we're at 105" in 2019, so a bit above average. Six of the past 14 years had more snow, and 8 had less. The chart only reflects data since 2014 (because it would be too busy to show all of that data), but the last two years had more snow at this point, 2016 had a big dump of snow in the 3rd week of March, and 2014 and 2015 were historically pretty wimpy. Anyhow, thought you'd find this interesting.
Link to June Lake SNOTEL website: https://wcc.sc.egov.usda.gov/nwcc/site?sitenum=553
KATU News alerts:
Students worldwide are planning to skip class Friday and take to the streets to protest their governments' failure to take sufficient action against global warming.
Toledo School District revealed:
Toledo Middle School posted:
7th Graders preparing for Monday’s Science Fair! We hope to see everyone at 6.
TES PTO boasted:
TES PTO reminder:
USDA Celebrates National Ag Day with New Youth Website
USDA Offers Food Safety Tips for Areas Affected by "Bomb Cyclone"
Washington State Library recommended:
CHECK IT OUT! We've updated our Professional Development grants making it much easier to apply to send library staff to conferences, workshops or seminars, or to bring professional training to your library. https://www.sos.wa.gov/…/gran…/professional-development.aspx
Toledo’s own Ethan Siegel penned: This Is Why The Multiverse Must Exist
“This picture, of huge Universes, far bigger than the meager part that’s observable to us, constantly being created across this exponentially inflating space, is what the Multiverse is all about. It’s not a new, testable scientific prediction, but rather a theoretical consequence that’s unavoidable, based on the laws of physics as they’re understood today. Whether the laws of physics are identical to our own in those other Universes is unknown.
If you have an inflationary Universe that’s governed by quantum physics, a Multiverse is unavoidable. As always, we are collecting as much new, compelling evidence as we can on a continuous basis to better understand the entire cosmos. It may turn out that inflation is wrong, that quantum physics is wrong, or that applying these rules the way we do has some fundamental flaw. But so far, everything adds up. Unless we’ve got something wrong, the Multiverse is inevitable, and the Universe we inhabit is just a minuscule part of it.”
Skeptical about the Multiverse? You’re not alone. After all, how can you be confident that something must exist if the experimental, measurable, or observational evidence that’s required to validate its existence isn’t located within our observable Universe? It’s a reasonable thought, but there are ways to know something that go beyond verifying the exact phenomenon we’re looking for. This is why theoretical physics is so powerful: it not only allows you to draw conclusions about things you have not yet observed, but about things you cannot observe at all.
Come find out how, and learn why the Multiverse really must exist.
A Second Time Around Thrift Store benefitting Lewis County Senior Centers reminder:
Doing some spring cleaning and got some stuff you are looking to donate? We are accepting donations! When you donate your gently used items to A Second Time Around Thrift you help support the Lewis County Senior Centers. Our sites offer nutritional and enrichment programs for senior citizens right here in our county. Donations are gladly accepted Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Office Randy Pennington wrote:
So time for my annual safety tip and again plead with folks to adhere to it...warm weather is coming, more kids on bikes and motorcycles are going to be out...if you or a friend or family has one of these, please don’t drive with it on the mirror, it even says so on it!!
Today: Baked Potato Dinner & Bingo @ Toledo High School
Today is...World Sleep Day!
It’s also Buzzards Day, World Speech Day, and a few others.
Check out all the holidays you never heard of, at Days of the Year.
Tonight: Courage to Change Al-Anon AFG meets 7 PM Friday at Toledo Presbyterian Church, 312 Augustus.
*(Will be cancelled if snow flies)*
Lewis County Fire District #2 Toledo Washington
FIRST AID / CPR CLASS Saturday, March 16, 2019
ICYMI - Cowlitz Master Gardeners offer a Second Chance:
Where: Albertson’s parking lot, 2108 W Main St., Battle Ground.
The sale last year ended at about 11 a.m. when all trees were sold. About 11,800 trees were sold last year.
Trees in this year’s sale will be priced at $1, $2 and $3 each. Popular Douglas Fir trees will be priced at $1 each, along with Western Red Cedar, Norway Spruce and Sitka Spruce. This year’s Douglas Fir and Western Red Cedar trees will be about 18 inches tall.
Priced at $2 will be Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Ponderosa Pine, Shore Pine, Scotch Pine, Red Alder, Big Leaf Maple, Oregon Ash, Red Osier Dogwood, Pacific Willow and Red Elderberry.
Deodar Cedar, Incense Cedar, Giant Sequoia, Vine Maple and Red Flowering Currant will be offered at $3. Oregon Grape and Salal will also be available.
Need Your Boaters Card?
The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office Marine Division, will begin hosting an Adventures in Boating certification course. Classes are open to any individual who needs to obtain a Washington State Boaters Education Card. The next available class will be held on Saturday, March 16th, 2019. The class will run from 8am-3:00pm at the Cowlitz County Training Center, 1942 1st Ave in Longview. Cost for the class is FREE.
To Register: Contact Deputy Jordan Spencer via email at email@example.com. This one day class will certify you to operate a vessel in the state of Washington. Registrations fill up fast.
Reminder: All vessel operators age 59 and younger must have a Washington Boaters Education Card to operate a vessel in Washington State. For additional information and resources, check out www.boatered.org.
WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners - Free Workshop:
Blueberry Care & Hands-On Pruning
10:00AM Saturday, March 16, 2019
Providence Place Demonstration Garden
350 SE Washington Ave., Chehalis
Selection, care & hands on pruning of blueberries in the PNW
WDFW announces razor clam dates ahead of the Ocean Shores Razor Clam and Seafood Festival OLYMPIA – Razor clam diggers can return to ocean beaches for a two-day opening, Mar. 16-17, which coincides with the Ocean Shores Razor Clam and Seafood Festival in Ocean Shores, Washington (https://www.osrazorclamfestival.org).
Sunday is St Patrick’s Day: Here is the USDA’s instructions for cooking corned beef:
- Toledo School District: 2 Hour ACT Late Start at all schools
- Mt St Helens Climbing Permits go on sale Monday: https://www.recreation.gov/
- Toledo City Council Meets 6 PM
City of Toledo announcement: Planning Commission Vacancy
Toledo High School Sports - March 2019
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Vision:TOLEDO reminder: Coming soon! If you have something BIG you want to announce or share, contact Mike Morgan 360-864-4342.
Image courtesy vision:Toledo
March 23: Third Annual Seed Swap @ Toledo Community Library
March 23: Afternoon at the Easel @ Toledo New Life Assembly
March 23: Classic Meatloaf Dinner & Magic Show @ Toledo Senior Center
March 23-24: Vernal Equinox Art Fair @ Morgan Arts Centre
April 27: Fundraiser - Silent Auction & Music for Gayle Homes @ Donna’s Place
May 4: Katie’s Kids Breakfast @ Toledo High School
Toledo Builds a High School
Information regarding the building of a new high school in Toledo, WA beginning in November, 2018. Regular updates.
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