- Election Day Jitters
- High School Poinsettia Fundraiser, Food Drive
- MAP Classes, Silk Dyeing Workshop
- LewCo Budget Meeting, Master Gardener Speaks, Book Signing In Vancouver Wednesday
- Toledo High School Hosts Veterans Assembly, Winterfest Meeting Thursday
- Veterans Day (Friday) Closures
- Veterans Day (Saturday) Events
- Tech Report: All Over The Board
Lewis County Tribune posted: Don’t forget to vote! Remember to mail in your ballot or drop it in one of the 14 official drop box sites in Lewis County before 8 p.m. Nov. 7 (today).
Check http://results.vote.wa.gov/results/current/lewis/ after 8 p.m. Nov. 7 to see preliminary results for this election.
Toledo High School’s Rene’ Ketchum announces the popular annual Poinsettia fundraiser at THS. Orders due by November 16. Cost is $17.00. Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Also from Toledo High School:
THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE
NOW UNTIL MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20
HELP FEED OUR LOCAL FAMILIES
Collect Non-Perishable Food Items in your advisory class from now until November 20
Items collected will go to local families for Thanksgiving Dinner
Boxed Stuffing Mix Vegetable Oil Instant Coffee
Instant Mashed Potatoes Boxed Mac & Cheese Sugar
Jars or packets of Turkey Gravy Cake or Brownie Mix Dried Beans
Canned Yams Powdered Drink Mixes Jars of Peanut Butter
Cranberry Sauce Mayonnaise Jars of Jam or Jelly
Canned Veggies Canned Soups Jello or Pudding Mix
Graham Crackers Tin Foil or Foil Baking Pans Pie Crust Mix
Cornbread Mix Salt & Pepper
Canned Fruit Pie Filling Napkins or Paper Towels
Canned Pumpkin Pie Filling
In response to the reader who asked, Toledo’s Food Bank spokesperson says: In the past we have had residents purchase the meals & bring in the "gift card" for us to pass out to the clients. Works out quite nicely!
Toledo Market Fresh IGA has gift certificates available through December 25.
Consumer Reports posted an article Thursday: Kidde Recalls More Than 40 Million Fire Extinguishers. It’s not the first time...
By the way, you DID test and/or swap out your smoke alarm batteries when you set your clocks back last Sunday, right? RIGHT?!!
Andrea Jones, MAP Enrichment Programs, says: We have just a couple spots left in “Musikfeen”, our music and sensory playgroup for toddlers (ages 0-3 years) and their caregivers. This group will run Jan.-Mar. and will meet Wednesday afternoons @ 1:30-2:15. Is one of these spots yours? Message me with any questions or to reserve a spot for you and your little one!
Winter term focus clubs (Jan-Mar after-school 3-5:00) are almost full! Sign up now to reserve your child’s spot:
Tuesday - science & art / 2 spots
Wednesday - music & math / 3 spots
Thursday - comic creators and hand-crafters / FULL, waitlisted
*Other MAP enrichment program openings include:
Musikfeen - guided music and sensory playgroup for toddlers and caregivers / 3 spots
Piano lessons: FULL, waitlisted
Tutoring: as available, please request time/day
Check out MAP Enrichment Programs locally on Facebook.
Enjoy Di's of Morgan Arts Centre's fabulous hospitality
Instruction from Fiber Artists Joan Hitchcock and Sue Wachter
Come away with:
At least 1 finished Silk Vest OR Scarf
Information and skill to create more silk dyed art at home.
Silk Vest $90.00
Silk Scarf $35.00 (make extra scarves starting at $15.00 each)
Contact Di at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need to come a little later than 9:00 let Di know.
For more info order to order online https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3089701
Today: Election Day - ballots must be postmarked November 7, or deposited in the free ballot drop box between Toledo Senior Center & Head Start buildings.
Wednesday: From my email inbox, this next request for your participation (costs nothing, means everything)...
Budget hearing meeting on Wednesday in the Old Court House Basement. The budget will be discussed for the Senior Centers. Time is...Noon to 2 pm.
Can Toledo (and other Senior Centers) count on you for the show of strength needed to keep the doors open?
What would your mother say?
Vision:Toledo shared Common Ground Toledo’s link and invitation:
Linda Bird-Sonne, a member and devoted volunteer of Common Ground Toledo, has an upcoming presentation that the public is invited to attend.
She writes: Aloha
This poster...has details regarding the upcoming presentation on Drought Resistant Perennials.
Remember, there will be a spread of delicious food afterwards courtesy of the Friendly Neighbor's Garden Club. They open up one meeting a year with a presentation and food to the public.
Mahalo (...thank you)..Linda
Here is some information to help you get connected to this event:
Friendly Neighbors Garden Club of Chehalis
11 a.m. Wednesday November 8, 2017
Lewis County Fire District 6 headquarters, 2123 Jackson Highway, Chehalis 98532
Info: (360) 748-6189
Toledo Senior Center’s Mighty Fine Seniors meet 1 p.m. second Wednesdays monthly following lunch to discuss the business side of things. Contact Diana, email@example.com or call (360)864-2112 for details.
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.
Toledo’s own astrophysicist Ethan Siegel will be at Kiggins Theatre in Vancouver to promote his latest book Treknology 7 - 9 p.m. Wednesday, hosted by Science on Tap - Oregon & Washington.
Thursday: Toledo High School will host an all-school assembly to observe Veterans Day beginning 9 a.m., open to the community.
This event will serve as the kick-off to local commemorations, including Senior Center Second Saturday Breakfast, Presbyterian Church annual Bake Sale, and Veterans Day Ceremony at noon Saturday in front of Toledo’s Wall of Honor, schedule details To Be Announced.
*Immortalize your family’s Armed Services member past or present with an engraved brick to add to Toledo’s Wall of Honor. Applications available at downtown businesses, or download PDF from Toledo Lions Club here.
Winterfest Meeting 6:30 p.m. November 9 at Morgan Arts Center. Join us in making Toledo Christmas Town again.
Veterans Day Closures Friday include:
- Toledo Schools & District Offices
- Post Office
- Senior Center
- City Hall
- Toledo Food Bank
Closed Saturday to observe Veterans Day:
- Timberland Bank branches
- Toledo Senior Center Second Saturday Breakfast
- Morgan Arts Centre - Dyeing With Di (& Sue Huddleston Wachter)
- Presbyterian Church Annual Bake Sale
- Kemp Olson Park & Toledo Wall of Honor Ceremony
- Toledo Community Library
- State & National Parks - Free Saturday
Heads up: Toledo Schools ACT 2-Hour Late Start Monday November 13
Tech Report: All Over The Board
According to The Telegraph: iPhones are autocorrecting the letter 'i' to an incomprehensible symbol. It stated: Apple's support service on Twitter was flooded with users looking for a solution to the problem. Apple has offered a workaround to the bug but has yet to release a full update to fix it.
On that note, Lifehacker warns: Why You Still Shouldn’t Download iOS 11 on an Older iPhone.
Cultofmac offers this tip: How to squeeze more battery life out of iPhone X. Hint: Think 1950’s television. Seriously.
Tech Republic reports: 66% of US cities are investing in smart city technology... adding:
A report from the National League of Cities shows that US cities are incubators for new technology, and a sharing economy is a major part of the plan for many municipalities.
Well, how about that?
Hate trying to enforce warranties when things break? This columnist confidently recommends LifeProof phone covers as rugged & durable. BUT when a second case sustained a charging cover latch issue, they readily shipped another one, no questions asked, for $6.48 S&H.
To answer your next question, we’ve buried more than a few reputedly tough phone cases. What’s your go-to accessory brand?
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