- Senior Center, Library, Local Shops Offer Retreat From Heat
- Sweet Spot Bakery Opens Today
- Ballots Due Today
- Heat Related Cancellations
- Tuesday Tech: My Daily Drivers
Paws & Stay Bark & Breakfast beats the heat with a stock tank cooling station, plenty of shade, and doggy daycare. What about the rest of us?
Superintendent Chris Rust laughed all the way to the front office when asked if any of the school facilities might be pressed into service as cooling stations. “Don’t I wish!” he exclaimed. “A cooling system would help not only the students (during September’s hot days) but serve as a community resource in just this situation. I hope voters will support November’s upcoming Bond Measure, which includes upgrades like (cooling).”
Toledo Senior Center answered the call for relief from soaring temperatures this week: in a matter of hours, volunteers stepped up to host a cooling station for the community, remaining open until 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday this week.
Charlie says: "Luckily we (Toledo Community Library) have AC, so come on in!” Coffee, a good book, the hum of the air conditioning...what’s not to enjoy? Open regular hours: Wednesday until 7 p.m., Thursday & Saturday until 5 p.m.
Sweet Spot Bakery opens 6 a.m. today in concert with Steamboat Plaza, ready to beat the heat and get you in Back To School mode.
Steamboat Plaza proclaims: SteamBoat Plaza will be a Cool-Off Zone during this week, stop in to cool-off from the heat. We will also have Heat Wave drink specials all week. Italian Sodas, Red Bull Italian Sodas and Tea will be $.75 off thru Saturday. Don't forget we open at 6 a.m. starting (Tuesday), 8 a.m. on Saturday.
Ballots must be postmarked today or dropped in Official Ballot box outside Toledo Senior Center. Be part of the solution and cast your vote.
Sponsor a camper - Andrea says: Is anyone interested / willing to sponsoring a child to attend preschool music camp next week? We have a child who attended a past camp...but is unable to continue... would love for this kiddo to join us as they thrive in our setting, an asset to the class! Please message me if you feel you can contribute at this time.
Thank you! (Cost: $60 per child for the week)
Update: You guys! I love my community - with your combined support (and permission!) we just helped this child plus two more kiddos join camp, where they will have a wonderful week exploring music with peers, the amazing Paola Suculima De La Concha Zindel, and our sweet junior helpers! I am so excited to tell their families tomorrow (Tuesday)! Thank you, sponsors!
Back To School News:
Educator Andrea Jones posts: MAP after-school clubs for children ages 7-11 begin September 19th – December 15th! I’ve had several requests for this afterschool program schedule and I’m guessing these clubs will fill fast – reserve your child’s spot now – first come, first served! Call 503-413-0774 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
MAP After-school Club Schedule
MAP Clubs September-December (7-11 yrs)
3:00 – 5:00 PM
Tuesdays: Builders / Designers (Legos, origami, and other projects)
Wednesdays: Music Makers / Gamers (Basic rhythms and melodies, board games and puzzles)
Thursdays: Authors / Artists / Actors (Write stories, make comic books, perform skits)
Fridays: Scientists / Crafters / Inventors (hands-on experiments and projects)
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Tuesdays - Fridays: Homework Club ($5 per day)
3:00 - 6:00 PM
Mondays *Individual tutoring as available* ($15 per hour)
*The cost for each 3:00-5:00 club is $30 per month, with an additional one-time $30 registration fee. If paying $120 per club for the whole term in advance the registration fee will be waived. If registering for multiple clubs you will only be charged a one-time $30 registration fee. Each class size minimum is 4 students, maximum is 6. If a class is cancelled due to lack of enrollment you will receive a full refund. Limited need-based scholarships may be available. If you have any questions or concerns, please ask!
Heat related cancellations:
*TTM Committee: meet @ Chimi’s Family Restaurant. Details here.
Toledo Senior Center is more than pancake breakfasts:
Check it out this week while you’re escaping the heat. Nice and cool inside.
Common Ground Toledo meets 7 p.m. first Wednesdays monthly, location TBA. New members welcomed. Contact Gary Whiteside, (360)864-4036.
Mark your calendar: Toledo Cheesecake Club is holding a Savory Cheesecake Potluck 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. next Tuesday, August 8, at Camp Singing Wind. Now what’s more Toledo than cheesecake?
Tech Tuesday: My Daily Drivers
Since I first posted this perennial favorite, I’ve been asked for some of my own favorite apps & software. Here I list my Daily Drivers, including some upgrades and new additions.
Ninite Updater, $9.99/year and worth every penny, this feature works behind the scenes to keep software up-to-date without interruption or need to restart. Ninite.com is also a great place to download clean software free of ads and “stuff.”
One of my favorite deep-discount sites is Blinq.com,* and I just discovered they participate in the GiveBackBox program. New stuff arrives, old stuff departs reusing the same box and a free label you print out. Could. Not. Be. Easier.
AlternativeTo.net offers, well, alternatives to big name, often overpriced software. For instance, Adobe is “required” for reading documents ranging from public records to forms, especially on government websites. But I find Foxit Reader to be glitch-free and effective, plus you can use the Typewriter feature to make any form in a tab a fillable form. Oh, so can Adobe - for a price. This means you can skip the printer entirely.
I(heart)Radio is fast becoming my soundtrack of choice, and may replace my long-time staple music source Pandora, which keeps edging ever upward on costs. Completely free, limited to one 30-second ad when switching stations (which I mute), available on my Roku, Windows, Apple and Android.
On the mobile front: OperaVPN is a free Virtual Private Network, great for protection in public WiFi hotspots. OperaMax manages data and background apps while ensuring your privacy. The difference explained here.
What’s in your tech toolbox?
*Other online retailers such as Amazon & Asics also offer the GiveBackBox option.
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