Toledo news 01.08.14

Marlea Hanson

Gallery 505 January 2014 Opening Night saw more than four dozen art lovers enjoying music, wine and cheese while appraising Glass. Open 2-6 p.m., Thursday-Sunday. Visit or call (360) 864-2789.

Donations of new sports shoes, size three and up (and socks) continue for Sole2Soul. Project enables children in Haiti to attend school, preventing diseases contracted through lack of adequate footwear. Donations may be dropped at Toledo Middle or High Schools.

ToledoTel collected more than $1000 plus 500 food items for the Food Bank during their Tenth Annual Holiday Giveaway. The iPad Mini was awarded, HDTV winner was drawn at Town Council meeting Monday by Mayor Jerry Pratt. Thanks to all who participated.

Tuesday Cheese Days Committee meets 7 p.m. at the Morgan Arts Centre. Visit or call (360) 864-4ART.

Thursday Coffee House at Toledo High 7 p.m. warming up with favorite artists and rising stars plus chili n’ cheese omelet with cornbread, $3. Unbeatable!

Toledo Senior Center 2nd Saturday Breakfast 7:30-10 a.m. including endless cakes, with biscuits and gravy selling out early. Still only $5.

Next: Jan. 25 Second Time Around Rummage Sale now accepting gently used items and white elephant gifts. Help by pricing donations before drop off. Contact or call (360) 864-2112.

Feb. 3, deadline for entries to the Plomondon Independent Film Festival. Celebrating 10 years, the festival is set for Feb. 21-22.  Visit to download entry form, or call (360) 864-4ART.

Food Bank open second and fourth Fridays 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. South side of City Hall. Visit or call (360) 864-4564.

Cowlitz Prairie Grange hosts Jam Night on second, fourth and fifth Fridays 7 p.m. Performers and supporters welcomed. Donation at door. 5184 Jackson Highway. Contact or call (360) 262-3696.

Heads up: Schools, libraries, banks, post offices and government services closed Monday, Jan. 20 to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day.