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Community Announcements 04.29.15

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Friday last day for plant sale orders

Friday will be the last day to order flower pots from the Toledo Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), with pickup scheduled for Pay 7 and 8.

Proceeds from the sales will be used to support the many activities of the PTO, and those with questions may call PTO President Semra Stanley at (360) 560-4200.

Local club holding plant/baking sale

The Winolequa Garden Club will be holding their plant and bake sale this weekend in Downtown Winlock.

Scheduled for Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until they are sold out, the event will be taking place on the corner of Fir St. and Front St. (behind 1st Street Styling). All proceeds will be donated to Winlock High School for student scholarships.

Winlock says goodbye to Library Assistant Standal

Patrons of the Winlock Timberland Library are invited to a farewell party for Library Associate Becky Standal this Thursday.

Standal has accepted a position at a library in Longview and Thursday will be her last day. A celebration, including cake and Kleenex, will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the community is invited to attend.

For more information, call the library at (360) 785-3461, or visit their location at 322 NE First St. in Downtown Winlock.

Cinco de Mayo at Olequa Senior Center

The Olequa Senior Center will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo on Tuesday, May 5, with a taco dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children, with proceeds benefiting senior center programs. For more information, call the center at (360) 785-4325, or visit them at 119 Kerron St., in Winlock, during open hours.

Bike to School event at WMES

The Winlock Lions Club has announced their upcoming Bike to School event for Wednesday, May 6, to help educate local students on proper bicycle safety.

Scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at Winlock Miller Elementary School, students, with the help of parents, will bring their bicycles to school for a safety inspection by Bob's Bike Shop, of Longview, followed by safety instruction from EMTs with Lewis County Fire District 15, then a bicycle safety course. Students without access to a bicycle that day are still encouraged to participate and learn proper bicycle safety.

Parents dropping off bicycles for their kids are encouraged to do so between 8 and 9 p.m. at the school gym, and to pick them up by 4 p.m.

This event is sponsored by the Lions Club, Lewis County Fire District 15, the Winlock Police Department and Umpqua Bank, and those with questions are encouraged to call Principal Boyd Calder at (360) 785-3516.

Farmer's market to hold Mother's Day hours

The Winlock Farmer's Market will be open for special Mother's Day hours Wednesday, May 6, to allow extra time for gift-related shopping.

Normally open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the market will be extending their closing time to 6:30 p.m. on May 6, and interested shoppers and vendors are invited to participate.

The cost for a booth is $10 per week and those with questions may call Jeanie Emenegger at (360) 785-4817.

Finn Lodge hosting anniversary dinner

The Winlock Finn Lodge will be hosting its 107th year anniversary/memorial at the Hope Grange May 7 at 4 p.m.

There will be local entertainment, a light dinner furnished by the lodge combined with a 'pot-luck' and a silent auction to assist their scholarship program. All are welcome to attend, but please RSVP, if you can, by calling 360-785-0660 or e-mail Hope Grange is located at 155 Antrim Rd., Winlock.

May 8 deadline to sell at Ryderwood Craft Fair

Vendor spaces remain available to participate in Ryderwood's annual Spring Arts & Crafts Fair and Quilt Display, scheduled this year for May 15 and 16

Space is limited to 35 and prospective vendors are required to sign up by May 8. The cost is $20 for each 6 ft.-by-6 ft. space, table included. Interested vendors should contact Norma at (360) 295-3672 for an application

Annual library plant sale

The Friends of the Winlock Timberland Library will be holding their annual plant sale fundraiser Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Choose from a wide variety of seedlings, perennials, bulbs, plant divisions, houseplants, trees and shrubs. All precedes benefit ongoing programs at the library.

For more information, call the library at (360) 785-3461, or visit their location at 322 NE First St. in Downtown Winlock.

Mother's Day tea in Toledo

The Toledo Community Library will be hosting afternoon tea to celebrate Mother's Day on Saturday, May 9, starting at 1 p.m.

Guests will enjoy fancy China, tea sandwiches and desserts. Wear your fanciest clothing and be prepared to compete for the best hat of the day. Limited space is available, so call the library beforehand at (360) 864-4247 to reserve a place.

This event is free, but donations to support ongoing library programs would be welcomed.

Homeschoolers Resource Day in Winlock

The Winlock Timberland Library will be hosting Homeschoolers Resource Day Monday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and area families are invited to attend.

Organized for local homeschool students from grades 1 though 12, the day will include an introduction to the library's resources for homeschooling, as well as an opportunity to meet other students. Resources sessions have been scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., with a picnic lunch at noon.

For more information, call the library at (360) 785-3461, or visit their location at 322 NE First St. in Downtown Winlock.

TES hosting Community Math Night

The Toledo Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will be hosting their first Community Math Night on Thursday, May 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the elementary school.

This event is free and open to local families and seeks to help kids improve their math skills by playing award-winning educational games that align with common core standards.

For more information about these and other PTO activities, contact PTO President Semra Stanley at (360) 560-4200. To inquire about volunteer opportunities for Community Math Night, contact Mandy Kruger at

Lions Club announces Kid's Fishing Derby

The Toledo Lions Club has announced this year's Kids' Fishing Derby will be Saturday, May 16, with multiple prizes available from local vendors.

Scheduled to take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at South Lewis County Park (formerly Wallace Pond), the event is open to kids ages 14 and under, with prizes provided by such sponsors as Gary Loomis, Sportsman Warehouse, Farmers Insurance, Cabelas, Sunbirds, BassPro Shop, ToledoTel, and Love's.

Participants will need a wristband, available for $1 at the weigh-in station, while a $10 fee will be required for those seeking to park a vehicle at the event (no boats). Vendor spaces are also available, except food vendors, for $15 each.

All proceeds will be contributed to the Toledo Lions Club Scholarship Fund, and those with questions may call Penny Lancaster at (360) 864-4455.

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