- Toledo Schools Snow Make-Up Days March 1 & 2
- Cowlitz Tribe Qwalesti Celebration March 3 Replaced By Spiritual Ritual
- On Cyberbullying: February 28 Is Pink Shirt Day
- Today: Page Turners, Paint Night, Toledo Investment Group
- Thursday: Razor Clam Harvest Opens, Full Moon, Gallery 505 First Look/Opening
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Toledo School District posted: Reminder that Toledo Schools will be in session on March 1 and 2 to make up for days lost to snow.
One reader asks: Is this posted on the school website? I looked earlier and did not see it, for some a district website is the place to look for pertinent school information.
Answer: Our website is undergoing renovations to make it more user friendly. We’ll post here (Facebook) and also continue to use the auto dialer to keep families informed.
From the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, this somber news & an invitation:
The Cowlitz Tribe Qwalesti (eulachon smelt) Celebration, originally scheduled for this Saturday March 3rd, is postponed. There has been little sign of the Qwalesti Nation’s return to the Cowlitz River this year.
In place of the celebration, Cowlitz spiritual leaders will gather at Gerhart Gardens park to offer prayers, drumming and calling to the Qwalesti, so the smelt people will know they are respected by the Cowlitz people. All who wish to attend this prayer and calling are welcome to attend.
Date: March 3rd, 2018
Place: Gerhart Gardens Park, 200 Freedom Way, Longview, WA 98632
Late-breaking news - Dave Friend aka Mr Organic at Friendly Organics (Sidney, BC) writes:
I would like to draw your attention to a fantastic cause aimed at preventing cyber bullying. Bullying is something that should not be tolerated in a civilised society and although social media is great at bringing people together, it does allow for a minority individuals to bully. Over the month of February, and throughout the year, CKNW Kids' Fund's Pink Shirt Day aims to raise awareness of these issues, as well as raise funds to support programs that foster children’s healthy self-esteem. Bullying is something that can impact on an individual well into their adult life.
If you are a user of twitter everytime you send a nice tweet and include #PinkItForward, Coast Capital have agreed to donate $1 to Pink Shirt Day in support of bullying prevention programs. So let us all do our bit to prevent cyber bullying and support a great charity.
Lets all go pink on 28th Feb and get involved
BTW they have a thought-provoking video on kids & dirt, microbes versus antibiotics, & more.
Today: Toledo Youth Baseball posted ”Babe Ruth sign ups on Wednesday February 28th at 6pm at the batting cages. Trying to get enough kids signed up for 2 teams. Please let me know if you have any questions. No fees are due yet.”
Brooke Sellards Acosta posted: Does your business or family want to support Toledo Youth Baseball? There are a couple ways to show your pride. I have attached forms to become a signboard and/or team sponsor. Family signboards are $200 the first year and $100 each year after that to renew. Message me if you are interested.
Signboard Form 2018.pdf
- Toledo New Life Food Distribution 10 AM - Noon
- Page Turners Book Group meets 1:30 PM at Toledo Community Library.
- Paint Night 6 PM at Morgan Arts Center
Thursday: Washington Dept of Fish & Wildlife affirmed: Razor clam digging is approved for Mocrocks beach this Friday and Saturday, March 2-3. See details at https://wdfw.wa.gov/news/feb2718a/
EarthSky reveals “The upcoming full moon – on the night of March 1, 2018, is the first of two full moons for the month of March. The second full moon – coming up on March 31, 2018 – will be called by the name Blue Moon.”
From Farmers Almanac, Full Moon Names:
- Full Worm Moon – March As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins.
- The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night.
- The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation.
- To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter.
What Little I Know: Frog chorus around the year-round & wet-season ponds is an amphibian Tinder at full volume all night long.
WOOD IS GOOD: Gallery 505 kicks off March’s exhibition Thursday, March 1, 2018 featuring locally made and hand crafted art. First Look/Opening Night events offer meet & greet between artists and art lovers plus an opportunity to see what’s new.
Visit http://www.artgallery505.com/ for details.
Also on Facebook.
Pre-register by March 1 (Thursday) to reserve your spot for the popular free Know Your Soil, Soil Testing Class slated for March 6, says LC Solid Waste Recycling Coordinator Melanie Case.
Plus: Our Lewis County Master Recycler Composter volunteers teach how to fold newspapers into planting pots that can just be transplanted into the ground, because the newspaper will decompose.
Using eggshells is a great idea, too!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Free: 7 PM March 6 at Toledo High School - Music Mania '18 concert that will include drama, band and choir.
More Fun: Toledo High School’s incomparable Mr T Pageant returns 7 PM March 8. Be amazed at the talent, innovation, and sheer hilarity guaranteed to knock the rust off your funny bone.
Comedy Night Toledo Youth Baseball Fundraiser March 17 At Donna’s Place.
For Teens: Applications are now being accepted for summer Ecology Youth Corps work, and must be received by April 6. Earn $11.50/hour for a 4-week session during either early or late summer session. Details and application online at www.ecology.wa.gov/eyc. Deadline April 6.
Foraging: Washington Dept of Fish & Wildlife affirmed: Razor clam digging is approved for Mocrocks beach this Friday and Saturday, March 2-3. See details at https://wdfw.wa.gov/news/feb2718a/
Fun: Toledo Senior Center hosts their Fifth Annual Ladies Tea April 8. Tix now on sale $20. Hurry, these sell out fast!
Your continued support is critical as Lewis County Seniors move into their first year as a self-supporting non-profit entity. Toledo Senior Center aims to keep the lights on with monthly breakfasts, community meals, classes and special events.
Check out their 2018 Calendar of Community Events.
For The Kids: Brooke Sellards Acosta asks “Does your business or family want to support Toledo Youth Baseball? There are a couple ways to show your pride. I have attached forms to become a signboard and/or team sponsor. Family signboards are $200 the first year and $100 each year after that to renew. Message me if you are interested.”
Signboard Form 2018.pdf
For The Future: TES PTO Kids Garden is looking for garden sponsors, which ensures the continuation and improvement of this awesome program. If your family or business is interested, the form is below.
* Garden Sponsor Form 2017-18.docx
For The Future: Toledo Middle School PTO's posted: If you would like to help support our efforts to bring more laptops to Toledo Middle School please read this and spread the word. You can donate here. Thank you for your support of our kids.
Full details posted in 02.23.2018 Friday Column.
Finally: Vision:TOLEDO announces Sign up forms for (2018) Cheese Days Parade and vendor booths. Full information about the parade can be found here:
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