- Weather Outlook: Wildfires, Smoke, Heat Advisory Continue Through Thursday
- MAP Enrichment Programs: Forest School, Nature Program
- Billie Washington: Hopi Prophecy
- Today: Toledo Park Board, Cowlitz Prairie Grange, TFBC Open Mic & Pie
- Thursday: Gallery 505 Opening Night, Toledo Thursday Market, Dakota Robins
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
US National Weather Service Portland Oregon maintains their Heat Advisory through 11 PM Thursday for Cascade Foothills and interior portion of southwest Washington. Maximum temperatures here will reach 92 to 97 degrees daily.
Airnow.gov shares: State Air Quality Resources -
Local Air Quality Agencies - Washington
Northwest Clean Air Agency
Olympic Region Clean Air Agency
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency - Air Quality Right Now
State of Washington-Department of Ecology-Air Quality Program
Washington Smoke Information Blog
*Reminder: Lewis County Total Burn Ban effective 12:01 AM Friday, August 3, 2018
Washington State Fire Wire posted: 2018 FIRE SEASON - WASHINGTON STATE: There's nothing encouraging in this forecast…*
*This 4-and-a-half minute clip is delivered in an eerily matter-of-fact conversational tone. Please take the time to listen & watch with the same attention you would if it were preceded by an emergency alert siren.
Lewis County Tribune links InciWeb incident information system website for updates on wildfires.
MAP enrichment programs updated: What is Wood Sorrel Forest School?
We currently have 3 openings left for children ages 3-7 years Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11:30-2:30. Message with any questions or to reserve your spot!
Wood Sorrel Forest School in Toledo, WA is an early childhood program where children are allowed, encouraged and supported to play, explore and discover the natural world in a beautiful camp setting with nurturing and responsive mentors/facilitators. This is a child-led program practicing emergent curriculum with Montessori, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia influences, borrowing from both the European “Forest School” and American “Nature School” models.
A day at forest school could include:
“Campfire” songs & stories
Rolling down a grassy hill
Imitating bird calls
And so much more!
Annie Jones says: So excited about this! message me if interested!
Plus: What is MAP After-school Nature Program at Camp Singing Wind?
There are currently 5 spots left on Wednesdays and 4 spots left on Thursdays - sign up now to reserve your child’s spot!
Children who join MAP Nature Programs will explore nature at Camp Singing Wind by choosing stations such as “shelter building”, nature arts and crafts, life science, trailblazing, field games and more! The daily routine will also include a short quiet time for journaling or observing nature, each child in his or her own “magic spot” (within sight and sound of staff), and a “campfire circle” time for stories and snacks. Children will enjoy playing and developing bonds with their peers while connecting with nature and developing the confidence they need to succeed. Programs like this have been proven to improve sense of well-being, executive functioning, critical thinking, behavior challenges, communication skills, motor skills, balance and coordination.
MAP after-school nature program is from 3:00-6:00 and runs from September 5 - November 22.
*Updated Tuesday night
Toledo’s Billie Washington shared this insightful post from Joe Walker:
“We were told that we would see America come and go. In a sense America is dying, from within, because they forgot the instructions of how to live on earth. It’s the Hopi belief, it’s our belief, that if you are not spiritually connected to the earth, and understand the spiritual reality of how to live on earth, it’s likely that you will not make it.
Everything is spiritual, everything has a spirit, everything was brought here by the creator, the one creator. Some people call him God, some people call him Buddha, some people call him Allah, some people call him other names. We call him Tunkaschila... Grandfather.
We are here on earth only a few winters, then we go to the spirit world. The spirit world is more real then most of us believe. The spirit world is everything. Over 95% of our body is water. In order to stay healthy you've got to drink good water. ... Water is sacred, air is sacred. Our DNA is made out of the same DNA as the tree, the tree breaths what we exhale, we need what the tree exhales. So we have a common destiny with the tree.
We are all from the earth, and when earth, the water, the atmosphere is corrupted then it will create its own reaction. The mother is reacting. In the Hopi prophecy they say the storms and floods will become greater. To me it’s not a negative thing to know that there will be great changes. It’s not negative, its evolution.
When you look at it as evolution, it's time, nothing stays the same. You should learn how to plant something. That is the first connection. You should treat all things as spirit, realize that we are one family. It’s never something like the end. It’s like life, there is no end to life.”
~ Floyd Red Crow Westerman
Today: Toledo Community Library boasts a cool haven in a hot town. Grab a cuppa coffee or tea, a snack & your next favorite read or movie from the sale rack in comfort.
Open until 7 PM Wednesday, 5 PM Thursday & Saturday. And tell Charlie I sent you.
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Toledo Park Board meets 3 PM second Wednesdays monthly at City Hall Council Chambers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360)864-4564 for special accommodations.
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 24-26.
Grange Hall at 5180 Jackson Highway. Contact Lewis Rohrig (360)864-2744 OR Tom Boone (360)266-7055.
Toledo First Baptist Church invites:
Ready to have some amazing pie in the park? Wednesday evening, come cool off and listen to some music and eat pie. Bring a lawn chair, picnic blanket and your favorite pie to share.
See you all there.
Thursday: Gallery 505 Opening Night introduces August’s Exhibit - Rural America …
Toledo Thursday Market 3 - 7 PM featuring handmade & homegrown goods & produce …
Don’t Miss This!
Not Strictly Toledo: Toledo School District shared this post about free sports physicals this Friday, August 10. Contact (360)767-6305 for details.
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
NEW! September 9th: Bateaux Cellars Wine and Wellness, A One Day Retreat
August 9: Dakota Robins plays Riverside Golf Club
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.
Washington Smoke Blogspot For Air Quality Info
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