- Toledo Lions Club: Turkey Bingo Returns Tonight *
- National Weather Service: Morning Fog, Weekend Outlook *
- Cowlitz-Lewis Fire District #20: WSDOT Update Lacamas Creek Bridge *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Leaf Exchange *
- Today: Toledo Food Bank, Lions Turkey Bingo, Grange Music Night *
- Weekend Outlook: Forest School Feast, Holiday Artists Market *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
It’s here! Turkey Bingo Fundraiser @ THS by Toledo Lions Club
It's Turkey Bingo Time! One can of food for each card up to three cards. Or $1.00 a card up to 3 cards. Why not bring a bag of food? It all goes to the Toledo Food Bank and helps feed your neighbors in need!
Open 6 - 9 PM.
National Weather Service: Dense Fog This Morning
- Friday - Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 49. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
- Friday Night - Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Light and variable wind.
- Saturday - A 30 percent chance of rain after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51. Light south wind.
- Saturday Night - Rain likely, mainly after 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 39. South wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
- Sunday - A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51.
- Sunday Night - A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
- Monday - A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47.
Cowlitz-Lewis Fire District #20: Update from Colin Newell/WSDOT on the Lacamas Creek Bridge Replacement
"Our Contractor expects delivery of the new steel for the shaft construction by early next week. With that, they will be assembling the steel to install in the shafts next week. With the size and amount of steel this is going to take them a few days. They will be restarting drilling the rest of the shafts the week of December 2nd. So with all this, we’re getting back to work on the bridge.
At this point, a revised schedule we received from the Contractor last Friday identifies the Bridge would be complete mid to late May. However, please note we haven’t completed our review of the schedule and are looking for opportunities to move the opening date up sooner"
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Leaf Exchange November 23
Today: Toledo Community Food Bank open
Toledo Community Food Bank added a new distribution opportunity - doors will be open 6 - 8 PM on 3rd Wednesdays monthly, in addition to the regularly scheduled 2nd & 4th Fridays 11 AM - 1 PM. Please pass the word!
Contact City Hall to drop off pantry staples & non-perishables during the work week.
Especially appreciated are personal grooming items including ladies sanitary supplies & TP, baby food & formula, diapers, & pet food - really.
If you’re looking for a great part-time volunteer opportunity, speak with the crew about getting involved. Only a few hours a month, and it’s good for the heart.
*Walk N’ Knock December 7, 2019.
Tonight: Courage to Change Al-Anon AFG meets 7 PM Friday at Toledo Presbyterian Church, 312 Augustus
And: Cowlitz Prairie Grange Music Night
18th Annual Holiday Artist's Market 11/23-11/24 from 10 AM - 5 PM at the MAC.
We have been busy with knitting, felting, sewing, canning, painting, drawing, taking photos, carving, dyeing, beading and crafting...lots of cool gifts ready to sell. Mark your calendar! Always the Saturday & Sunday BEFORE Thanksgiving.
Local artists/craftsmen making gifts for the holidays. Come by and buy from your friends & neighbors.
*Saturday evening holds a special attraction for those in the know.
7 PM - Don’t miss out!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Lewis County Water Alliance - We are a citizens group in Randle, WA fighting to keep Crystal Geyser from bottling and exporting our water. Our goal is to protect our water and environment for our families, our farms, our fish, and our future.
Update: Lewis County Water Alliance has received so much support from other towns & regions seeking to halt commercial water interests that Washington Water Alliance has been created.
*Special thanks to Deanna Busdieker, who condensed posts & threads into a shared folder: Link here.
Updated several times daily. The Other Toledo is committed to supporting our upriver neighbors in their challenge to preserve this precious natural resource. After all, we all live downstream.
Wendy Carolan: Lewis County Kinship Support Group
There are many of us out here raising grandkids or other family members.
Join us as we share support and resources.
TES PTO invited: ISO Girl Scout Leaders
Toledo is looking for Girl Scout leaders. One person doesn’t need to be in charge, multiple people can lead a troop and split responsibilities. Let myself (Tina Lyon) or Kelly Schey know if you are interested or have questions.
The Cat's Meow Spay, Neuter & Adoption Project: Drive For New Clinic
We want to do more for the community!
Fixing 120 cats a month is not enough...we want to do 120 a week!
We NEED a spay/neuter facility in Lewis County.
If every person whose life we've touched would donate just $5 a month...or sign up with smile.Amazon and igive.com, we could have one up and running by this time next year!
Here's how: www.catsmeowsnap.org/join-us
Thank you for helping us help kittens & cats of SW Washington and the people who care for and love them!
Q: Is the Cat's Meow a 501(c)(3)?
A: yes, since 2011!
Visiting Hooves Miniature Therapy Horses & Bunnies:
*GoFundMe: Therapy animal Nonprofit devastated by hardships
Bateaux Cellars: Fall Events
We’ve got events galore to keep you entertained all fall and winter long.
Mark your calendars now and look out for sign up info for some of these events soon:
- Sunday 12/8, 1-5pm, Shop Local Holiday Bazaar at Bateaux!
All the events, all fall and winter!
Dancing Moon Yoga posted: Yoga Sessions Expanding In Toledo
Hello, friends! I have a couple of offerings to share with you all:
WOMEN’S GROUP: I am currently facilitating a weekly women’s yoga session in Toledo. Our focus is on feminine embodiment through a sensual fusion of vinyasa and kundalini. Our Friday morning group is currently full, but we are going to be adding a second weekly session! The new group will meet on Tuesday evenings starting in December. Interested? You can sign up for the Tuesday evening session or be added to the waitlist for Friday mornings by sending me a DM. Please feel free to ask me any questions regarding these sessions! I have been pouring my heart and soul into them and I am beyond excited to expand this work and continue sharing it with the amazing women in our community.
GENTLE YOGA: Every Monday and Wednesday morning I offer very gentle yoga at the Cowlitz Tribal Housing facility (aka The Mission or St. Mary’s) out on Jackson Hwy from 10am - 11am. These classes are sponsored by the Cowlitz Tribe and are FREE to the community! The class content has been designed with elders in mind, as this is an elders housing facility. But community members of all ages and backgrounds are welcome! I have had students in this particular class ranging in age from 7 to 92. Please DM me with any questions.
Looking Ahead: Annual Santa’s Workshop @ Morgan Arts Centre
Santa’s Workshops are taught in early December by Di & Mike Morgan at the Morgan Arts Centre, located at 190 Plomondon Rd. in Toledo, Washington.
We accept children ages 6 to 16 accompanied by a parent or adult helper.
A light snack and all materials are included.
Class size is limited to 18 so preregistration is recommended.
Pre-register by calling 360-864-4278 or e-mail email@example.com
Thru December 20: Fundraising for Foster Kids in Crisis @ Donna’s Place
November 28: Free Thanksgiving Dinner @ St. Francis Mission. RSVP 360.864.4126
November 29: Fish Black Friday For Big Rainbow Trout @ South Lewis County Park Pond
December 4: Silk Scarf Dyeing Workshop @ MAC. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
December 7: Toledo Walk N Knock 2019 benefiting Toledo Food Bank
December 7: Christmas Time In Toledo @ Toledo High School - Toledo Senior Center
December 7: Paint Night sponsored by the THS Class of 2021
December 7: Lewis County Holiday Gala 2019 @ Hotel Washington (*Helps Cat’s Meow)
December 26 - January 12: Styrofoam + Christmas Tree Recycling @ LC Transfer
Toledo Builds a High School
Information regarding the building of a new high school in Toledo, WA beginning in November, 2018. Regular updates.
Toledo Thursday Market 2019 TTM Vendor Application.
Toledo Thursday Market 2019 Application PDF link here.
Tax-deductible GoFundMe page here.
Check out Latest Earthquakes at USGS.
Pacific Northwest Seismic Network has a new Tremor Map: https://tinyurl.com/y2pcbust
Check out US Tsunami Warnings at NOAA/Weather.
Air Quality Forecast at https://airquality.weather.gov
Cliff Mass Weather & Climate Blog: https://cliffmass.blogspot.com/
Visualize wildfire smoke with NASAWorldview - https://go.nasa.gov/2T7olog
Emergency Alerts: https://www.ready.gov/alerts (concise list with links)
Lewis County Burn Restrictions lifted 09.18.2019. Check here for changes.
Keep abreast of burn bans statewide: WA Burn Bans
WDFW: Dangerous wildlife
To report poaching in progress and emergency dangerous wildlife complaints, dial 911.
For non-emergency poaching or violation reporting, or non-emergency dangerous wildlife complaints, call 877-933-9847, or submit an online report. You can also text your poaching/violation tip to 847411 (TIP411).
Dangerous wildlife incident reports
Review wolf, cougar, and grizzly bear incidents in Washington state.
Response to dangerous wildlife complaints
WDFW policy directs agency employees to respond appropriately to dangerous wildlife incidents.
Cougar Management Removal Permit Program
Cougar removals may be conducted if warranted by a human-cougar interactions or a livestock or pet depredation.
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