- Heat Wave Continues - Local Cool Spots
- Washington State Fire Wire: Updated Fire Danger By Counties
- More Foods Recalled: Fresh Foods Added
- MAP Enrichment Programs: Annie Jones Thanks CSW, Shares Experiences
- Today: Blood Moon Full Eclipse Streaming Online
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Pet-sitting for family today.
Coolest Spot In Town: Toledo Senior Center shares their A/C with all overheated folks.
Biz hours daily 9 AM - 3 PM. Contact Diana, (360)864-2112.
While you’re relaxing check out this month’s Silent Auction, ending July 31. Link here.
Plus: Toledo Community Library open until 7 PM Wednesday, 5 PM Thursday & Saturday.
Nice & cool.
Weather.gov links heat map and heat index.
Washington State Fire Wire update Thursday, July 26, 2018:
FIRE DANGER - WASHINGTON STATE:
With the addition of Wahkiakum County, all but 5 of Washington's counties are now in "High" to "Extreme" wildfire danger. The continuation of hot, dry weather presents the likelihood that fire danger will continue to escalate in those counties that are not already had the highest levels of potential.
KATU News warns: RECALL ALERT:
Annie Jones of MAP enrichment programs says: Thank you Brian and Joanne Dennis for hosting four weeks of MAP day-camps at Camp Singing Wind! It was the perfect place for these camps which were only possible because of your generous sharing of your space with our community!
She goes on to say: Today was the last day of our last MAP camp for this summer. I really enjoyed facilitating these four weeks of day camps for children at Camp Singing Wind! Kids had a blast and so did facilitators / mentors! As an unexpected bonus I found my own time spent at the camp to be rich and life-changing in ways I had not expected.
As my own girls grow and as MAP programs evolve I’m always observing what does and doesn’t “click”. I try to stay open to flex and change direction as appropriate
to meet the reality of the needs I observe. To be honest, at times that means I feel lost. But I try to remember some advice a favorite professor once gave me - that the best of life is lived getting lost and found.
After observing children interacting with nature, with each other and with mentors in nature this summer I am inspired. It is one thing to say “kids need to play outside” or wish for more recess time at school but I too easily slip into the indoor-comfort-norm mindset in which we expect children to be content to learn in a classroom or at the kitchen table with a packet of homework. Some children can learn that way, sometimes. But “Nature deficit disorder” is a real thing. Children need to connect with nature - it is their biological birthright. This past four weeks I observed children as they were free to explore, discover, engage and show respect and kindness with minimal guidance. I was reminded of my summers spent counseling years ago at summer camps and how different it was at the time from my role as a behavior support aide in traditional classrooms, even though we had children diagnosed with some of the same behavior challenges at camp. This month we had a mix of children all over the spectrum of “behaviors” at camps. One week a “shy” child who didn’t know anyone and was clearly uncomfortable came out of her shell by the second day of camp and at the end of the week said she didn’t want to leave her new friends, nor they her. One week staff observed a child begin the week by taking on a classically negative role, complete with poor sportsmanship, “whining”, and hints of bullying behavior but by end the week the same child was genuinely telling his winning opponent “good game!” and giving piggyback rides to younger children tired of trekking. One week a child with an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis led a group of new friends on a treasure hunt that he designed - and they all loved it! So many stories - in just a four day week, three hours per day children experienced something enriching and meaningful.
My new goal is to get more kids out in nature. I’m looking forward to discovering where the next steps on this unknown path lead! Lost and found - and especially in the stillness between - is where the best of life is.
Today: Space.com has the scoop on how to watch the “Blood Moon” total lunar eclipse online.
Several sources will be streaming live, and The Weather Channel will compile the best views from a range of sites to play back around 1 PM.
Begins around 11 AM Pacific Time, and lasts about an hour and three-quarters.
Not Strictly Toledo2: A Second Time Around Thrift Store benefitting Lewis County Senior Centers announces: Friday 7/27, all clothing will be $5 per bag and all other merchandise will be 50% off!
Today: Toledo Food Bank open 10 AM - 1 PM second & fourth Fridays behind City Hall.
Watch for flyers on upcoming Labor Day Weekend Garage Sale including location & donations accepted.
Tonight: Courage To Change Al-Anon AFG meets 7 p.m. Fridays at Toledo Presbyterian Church, 312 Augustus
Also Tonight: Cowlitz Prairie Grange Jam Night 7:00 p.m. second, fourth and fifth Fridays. Performers and supporters welcome. Donation at door. Contact email@example.com or (360) 266-7055.
Postponed: Toledo First Baptist Church reports:
Ladies Paint Night scheduled for this Friday, July 27, is postponed due to illness. It will be rescheduled!
Heads Up: Toledo First Baptist Church will be hosting...
Come for an evening of food, laughter, and fun! The food will all be good, the mystery is which course will you get certain items. For all ages!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
July 30 - Aug 3: Children's Theatre Workshop @ Morgan Arts Centre; Friday Show 7 PM
August 10-12: Mt St Helens Bluegrass Festival 34th Annual @ Toledo High School
August 25-26: Cowlitz Prairie Grange 54th Annual Gas Show & Threshing Bee
September 1-3: Toledo Food Bank Labor Day Garage Sale. (360)269-7001 or (360)269-2443
September 22: Esther Borte’s 3rd Annual Walk in the Park
September 28-30: Camp Singing Wind Hosts 11th Permaculture Convergence
Citizens for Great Toledo Schools ISO* campaign contributions for this school bond
Toledo Thursday Market PDF vendor forms. $10/week, handmade & homegrown.
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