Toledo News 12.2.15

by Marlea Hanson

Toledo News 12.2.15

Must see: Gallery 505 brings nostalgic Christmas window dressing to Toledo's main street, courtesy of local guest designers. Exhibit: Fashion and Accessories thru December 23. Unique gifts including 10-hour hats. Visit or (360)864-2789.

Vision:Toledo's Holiday Lights Contest is underway. Compete for over $1000 in fabulous prizes. Entry forms at City Hall and area businesses due December 17. Tour December 21. Visit for boundary details and more.

Also: Vision:Toledo seeking organizer for Lights In The Park. 12 campsites with electrical hookups available to put up decorations, lights, blowups, etc. for a walking tour experience. Successful candidate may consider collecting canned goods for Food Bank or other local program. Visit

Pat says: There will be a Santa mailbox at the Library where young patrons can post letters to The Big Man. Stop in and browse. Paperbacks 10 cents, hardcover 50 cents, proceeds go to library expenses.

December 3 Story Time Thursdays 1 p.m. Adult Page Turners resumes January 28. Call (360)864-4247 or visit

December 5 Toledo's Mighty Fine Seniors host their annual Christmas Bazaar 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Elementary School Gym featuring 50 booths of arts, crafts and collectibles plus cookies-by-the-ounce, door prizes and raffle. Lunch available $5. Contact or (360)864-2112.

December 5 Cowlitz Village Elders sponsor the Holiday Potlatch Bazaar 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at St Mary's Mission with hand crafted goods, native/non-native art, collectibles and more. Silent auction, door prizes and raffle plus Christmas party and free child care. Food available including traditional fare. Contact Sandy, (360)864-4057 or Deb, (360)864-7003.

December 5 Annual Holiday Walk and Knock collects non-perishable goods for Toledo Food Bank. Heads up: Food Bank distribution dates for December: 11th and 18th. Don't forget Toy Drive drop-offs at area businesses.

December 6-8 Santa's Workshop at Morgan Art Centre offers gift-making classes. Family Day 12/6, after-school makers sessions for kids12/7-8. Limited seating. Visit or call (360)864-4ART.

December 7 Town Council meeting 6 p.m. first and third Mondays at City Hall. Visit for details.

December 9 Toledo Park Board meets 3 p.m. second Wednesdays monthly at city hall. Public invited. Visit or call (360)864-4564.

Sign up now for Toledo Alumni Basketball Games January 2 plus Chili Cook-Off sponsored by Lioness Club during the games. Entry $10/person/team. On Facebook or contact Rachel, (360)749-7224.