- TES Musical Review
- Christmas Tea @ Presbyterian Church Today
- Toledo Food Bank, toys & clothing collection sites
- Weekly Calendar
- Tech Tuesday
PSA: Toledo schools closures via Facebook, radio and TV. Download the PDF link on District FB page listing all media outlets including flash alerts.
Low temps and chance of snowfall later this week.
TES Musical Review: 324 students belted it out last night at Toledo High School gym, the only venue in town big enough to house the Jingle Bell Jukebox Musical, and still it was standing room only.
Mr Stavig wrapped up the evening’s performance by leading the audience in Silent Night. Possibly my favorite Christmas production to date.
December Coffee House included some familiar voices and one new to me. Mr Gaul’s student art provided the ideal backdrop for performers. Dinner featured tomato soup and cheese zombies.
Jeremy Cook ushered us in on piano, followed by Thomas Campbell. Dakota Robbins offered up a soulful rendition of We All Want What We Ain’t Got, plus favored standby Sweet Child of Mine. Josie Williams, slated for Saturday’s Pick N’ Roll fundraiser for boys and girls basketball Saturday night ($10/$15 at the door) played piano and sang Hey Jude, then picked up her ukulele for Stay With Me. Raven Nyberg and Emily Tyner, accompanied by smartphone musical backup, sang the Christmas duet Baby It’s Cold Outside. Thomas Campbell returned to the stage with his trademark humor, this time setting up three volunteers as, well, suckers, before getting serious with Dvorak’s Brave New World on piano.
Tiana Berg, a capella, wowed the room with Christmas song Mary Did You Know, then “made a fool of myself” with I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas. Mason Gaul and Tyler Crawford entertained with vocals and acoustic guitar. A delightful skit about a Christmas Elf who came to stay rounded out the evening, one more set with 2 vocalists plus guitar concluded another great Coffee House evening.
Today: Toledo Presbyterian Women will be hosting their Annual Christmas Tea at the church, 312 Augustus, beginning 1:00 p.m. The community is invited to attend. Program, music and refreshments are included.*
*There’s a less than 10% chance of precipitation, and the chance of a special guest appearance for this event.
Science: While you’re gazing skyward, EarthSky.org reports: On the nights of December 11 and 13, 2016, you might see some meteors as the 2016 Geminid meteor shower picks up steam.
Steamboat Plaza says: Stop by for your favorite coffee and be sure to bring nonperishable goods for the (Toledo) food bank and you get .50 off your drink.
Other Toledo Food Bank collection sites around town include Toledo Market Fresh, Riverview NAPA/Deli/Hardware & Feed, ToledoTel, City Hall and Timberland Bank.
City Hall collects toys and clothing as well through Friday, December 16. Timberland Bank features their Giving Tree, featuring anonymous gift requests for children in the greater Toledo area. A few opportunities remain before Friday deadline to fulfill a Giving Tree wish.
Gallery 505 Artists Co-op December theme “Holiday Gifts Under $100.” Tuesday - Saturday 1-5 p.m. For handcrafted, heirloom quality gifts sure to be treasured for generations.
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Today: ToledoTel’s Bingo Daily Number link here.
Reminder: 5 cans/$5 = 1 raffle ticket for 40” Visio HDTV. All proceeds benefit Toledo Food Bank.
Wednesday: No Park Board meeting this month.
Toledo Park Board meets 3 p.m. second Wednesdays monthly in City Chambers. Contact Toledo City Hall for special accommodations or cancellations at (360)864-4564.
Cowlitz Prairie Grange 6:30 p.m. meeting is a potluck second Wednesdays, cake-and-ice-cream affair fourth Wednesdays. Grange Hall at 5180 Jackson Highway. Contact Sandy Bickar, (360)864-2601.
Thursday: No Planning Commission meeting this month.
Toledo Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. third Thursdays monthly in City Chambers. Contact Toledo City Hall for special accommodations or cancellations at (360)864-4564.
Friday: Path of Hope Al-Anon AFG meets 7 p.m. weekly at Toledo Presbyterian Church, 312 Augustus.
Toledo Senior Center Community Christmas Dinner and Entertainment Saturday. Doors open 4 p.m., dinner served 5 p.m. Dinner $10.63/under 60yo ($3 suggested donation/60+). Music by The Classics $7. Reservations required.
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Saturday: Toledo Indian Boys and Girls Basketball Teams present...
Monday: Toledo Food Bank open 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. behind City Hall. Closed Friday this week.
Also Monday: City Council meeting 6 p.m. at Town Hall. Public invited. Contact Toledo City Hall for special accommodations or cancellations at (360)864-4564.
Reminder: Toledo School District’s regular monthly Board of Directors meeting will be held 6 p.m. Monday, December 19, 2016 at Toledo Middle School Library.* The public is invited to attend.
Monthly agendas are available online at the District website, as are minutes of past BOD meetings.
*Toledo School District regularly held Board of Directors meetings convene monthly 7 p.m. third Thursdays at Toledo Middle School library unless schedule conflicts arise.
A Grey Area Computer Repair is on Facebook here.
Lifehacker posts Top 10 Ways To Speed Up Old Technology. File under Savings if new tech doesn’t find its way under your Christmas tree this year.
From MoneyTalksNews, 10 Strategies to Save Big Bucks on Amazon. Some are familiar, some you didn’t know about.
PCMag offers 17 Hidden Roku Tricks For Streaming Success to get the most out of your free Roku from ToledoTel. What, you didn’t know about that?
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Everyday Heroes: Envisioned as a local September 11 observation recognizing lesser-known acts of kindness and heroism. Send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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