- Toledo Police Officer Busts A Move
- TES PTO: Kids Garden Thriving
- Morgan Arts Centre: Summer Art Camps Almost Full
- MAP: Musikfeen Highlights, Day Camp Classes Expanded
- Toledo Youth Cheer: Thanks To Supporters
- Youth Soccer: Signup Dates
- Starts With A Bang: Pluto - Planet Or Not?
- Today: Mighty Fine Seniors, Park Board, Cowlitz Prairie Grange
- Thursday: Toledo Thursday Market Opens
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Mike took time out of his lunch hour to check my tire pressure, and says they can replace my Made In USA Cooper tires when it’s time.
Long-time Toledo Police Officer Randy Pennington tells this story last Friday:
I so love interacting w little kids on positive things as a cop...sooo there is a song popular with kids from you tube called the apple pen song...crazy silliness w a guy dancing around.....kind of like a sesame street thing...my grandaughter Karlee been trying to teach Grandpa the moves...and words. So i said hey grandpa can come to your class in uniform and sing it..you wouldn't dare grandpa..oh a challenge....so Wednesday, in full uniform i went to Toledo Elem School, into her classroom...Teacher said Karlee your grandpa is here..she looks up with pleading eye and face turning redder by the second whispering no grandpa...all eyes on karlee and grandpa and i bust a move singing the Apple Pen song....kids loved it....that night we went out for grandma’s birthday dinner..grandma asked Karlee were you embarrassed..Karlee said a little but is ok cause now I am famous...famous why? My grandpa is the cop that knows the apple song....
Gotta love it...
He added: Many have asked about the song and dance..here ya go https://youtu.be/Ct6BUPvE2sM
Brooke Sellards Acosta via TES PTO posted: The school garden is growing like crazy...and so are the weeds! We could use your help to get caught up. There are some very kid-unfriendly weeds around the blueberry bushes including thistle, quackgrass and bindweed.
If you have an hour to spare, come down to the garden and pull some weeds! Any questions, comment here. Thanks!
Di Morgan wrote: Morgan Arts Centre's camps are starting to fill...is your child enrolled yet? Picasso week #1 is full, waiting list started. Picasso week#2 has a few spaces left. Children's Theater Workshop is almost full. Yes, these camps start in 2 months. www.morganartscentre.com
MAP Enrichment Programs shared:
Musikfeen toddler playgroup update May 7: Today the toddlers got their “Musikfeen take home kits” for the spring term - They enjoyed trying on their backpacks and exploring the contents!
After our music circle the toddlers went on a special sensory walk exploring through their feet soft and hard, scratchy and smooth... “Again, again!” They walked the path over and over for about 20 minutes, each time bringing new awareness of sensations, learning and giving language to their experiences. A few held hands, helping each other into and out of the water bucket at the end of the path to wash then dry one another’s feet with towels. Such a fun activity for learning to take turns, walk in a line and help each other! Did you know that going barefoot can actually help us to learn and grow healthy bodies and brains? Check out this article:
What are your favorite places to walk barefoot?
Plus: MAP day-camp adventures in July are filling fast! Two camps were filled and waitlisted already so we’ve added more staff to keep staff/child ratios low.
Message or email email@example.com for a flyer, registration form or more info!
MAP enrichment programs
Jill Davis with Toledo Youth Cheerleading shared: We would like to say THANK YOU to 2018 sponsors. So far they include: Wilcox & Flegel, Inc., Ritchie Bros. Auction, ToledoTel, Gee Cees, Inc., and Betty's Place!
Heads up: Sarah Layton announced Toledo Youth Soccer Registration Dates...you can also register online at www.lcysa.net
Local astrophysicist & author Ethan Siegel warned: You Won’t Like The Consequences Of Making Pluto A Planet Again, saying “There are some out there who are desperate to save Pluto’s planetary status, and would be willing to open the floodgates and bestow planethood on every moon, asteroid, and ice ball out there that’s massive enough to be round. There are others who spend 100% of their time looking down at their feet on whatever world they’re considering when it comes to planethood, and to them, everything with enough mass will be a planet. But for the rest of us, where you are in the Universe…” See More
Today: Charlie says:
TOLEDO COMMUNITY LIBRARY NOW HAS A SELECTION OF BLU-RAYS…
STOP IN AND CHECK IT OUT!!
Page Turners Group meets last Wednesday monthly to discuss selected books. This month’s choice:
MAY 30TH 1:30PM
(Copies of novel available at front desk)
Check out their slick new website: http://www.toledocommunitylibrary.org/
Open Wednesday until 7 PM, Thursday & Saturday until 5 PM.
Gallery 505: Come see what we've done with ceramics, metal, wood and glass this month for "The Hard Stuff." Featuring art by Linda Allison, Marcy Anholt, Linda Eitel, Larry Kaiser, Karen Leback, Susanné Rose Maestas, Patty Misch, Juanita Moody, Mike Morgan, Vernadel Peterson, Richard Roth, Susan Roth, Linda Shepherd, Jean Stier and Pauli Wolfe.
Unique Mother’s Day gifts.
Open 1 - 5 PM Wednesday - Saturday thru May 26.
Also: Toledo Senior Center Mighty Fine Seniors meet 1:30 PM to discuss the business end of things. Lend your support to Lewis County Seniors through community meals, Second Time Around Thrift Store with donations and patronage.
Save The Date: May 12 Toledo Senior Center hosts their locally famous AYCE Pancake Breakfast 7 - 10 AM. (Or choose biscuits n’ gravy, while they last.)
Plus: Toledo Park Board meets 3 p.m. second Wednesdays monthly at City Hall Council Chambers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360)864-4564 for special accommodations.
Tonight: Cowlitz Prairie Grange 6:30 p.m. meeting is a potluck second Wednesdays, cake-and-ice-cream affair fourth Wednesdays. Getting in gear for the 54th Gas Show and Threshing Bee August 26-28. Grange Hall at 5180 Jackson Highway. Contact Sandy Bickar, (360)864-2601.
Thursday: Mother’s Day Market
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Morgan Arts Centre opened for registration April 7: It is time to sign your children up for the summer camps at the Morgan Arts Centre. Picasso week #1 & #2, & the Children's Theater Workshop.
These happen in July, they get full well before June.
If you want more information: www.morganartscentre.com
MAP Summer Camp Clubs announces: Summer day-camp registration is open!
Message me for a copy of the flyer and registration.
Last Saturday! This annual fundraiser is eagerly anticipated by local growers & gardeners.
- Who: Morgan & Judy Tjemsland, Whipple Creek Plants
- What: Blueberry plants plus other berries & more
- When: 11 AM - 3 PM next 4 Saturdays - April 21 & 28, May 5 & 12
- Where: Riverview Hardware, Cowlitz & Second Streets, Toledo
- Why: Proceeds from all sales go toward Toledo High School Varsity Girls Basketball.
This year offering 12 varieties of blueberry, Cascade Delight lingonberry, evergreen huckleberry and “some very large rhubarb” plus purple bearded iris.
Planting and growing instructions with every plant. Phone number included to help you be successful with growing them.
Watch for future dates, times and prices. We sell more than just blueberry plants, too
May 10: Toledo Thursday Market Opening Day - Mother’s Day Market
May 12: Kid’s Fishing Derby 8 AM-1:30 PM @ South Lewis County Park (Wallace Pond).
May 12-13: Morgan Arts Centre hosts 12th Annual Battle of the CowlARTZ
May 14: Toledo Girl Scout Troop Formation Night
June 29 - July 1: Resonance Restival @ Camp Singing Wind
September 22: Esther Borte’s 3rd Annual Walk in the Park
September 28-30: Camp Singing Wind Hosts 11th Permaculture Convergence
Fundraiser: To help Toledo’s Neumann family with expenses not covered by insurance in the loss of their house, visit their GoFundMe page: contact person Jadee Landry.
Toledo Community Library offers free Ukulele lessons Thursdays beginning in April. Sign up in person.
LIBRARY HOURS: Wednesdays 10-7, Thursdays & Saturdays 10-5. Phone 360-864-4247.
For The Love Of Sports: Toledo School District ISO* an Event Manager for spring sports. Duties include setting up fields, scoreboards, public address systems and supporting visiting teams and officials. Hours are afternoons and some Saturdays. $14.19/hour. Contact Grady Fallon if interested.
Also: Have you ever wanted to be a sportscaster for ESPN? Well, we have the entry-level job that could start you on that path. TSD is looking for the Voice of Toledo Indian Fastpitch. If you have a love for this sport and Toledo Indians, this is your chance. Contact Grady Fallon for more information.
*ISO = In Search Of
For The Kids: Brooke Sellards Acosta asks “Does your business or family want to support Toledo Youth Baseball? There are a couple ways to show your pride. I have attached forms to become a signboard and/or team sponsor. Family signboards are $200 the first year and $100 each year after that to renew. Message me if you are interested.”
Signboard Form 2018.pdf
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
For The Future: Toledo Middle School PTO's posted: If you would like to help support our efforts to bring more laptops to Toledo Middle School please read this and spread the word. You can donate here. Thank you for your support of our kids.
Full details posted in 02.23.2018 Friday Column.
Foundations: Steamboat Alley Paver Forms
Farmer’s Market: Toledo Thursday Market vendor forms available now.
Finally: Vision:TOLEDO announces Sign up forms for (2018) Cheese Days Parade and vendor booths. Full information about the parade can be found here:
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