While you're feasting on seed catalogs and Pinterest pages, check out this 5-minute Vimeo "Age Of The Farmer" linked on Native Soil Farm's Facebook Page: https://vimeo.com/144575429 and remember to support your local food producers and school garden initiatives.
Recent headlines involving firearms invite heated debate on all aspects from public protection to gun control laws. Toledo Police Department outlines gun safety from a law enforcement view. To learn what to do and not do, visit www.toledopolice.net/gun-safety.html
Your local fire department responded to over 400 calls in 2015, the majority Emergency Medical Service (EMS) requests. This columnists' experience as a volunteer firefighter/EMT only confirmed the need for trained members. Visit www.toledofire2.com to download an application.
January 7 Gallery 505 opens with Fruits, Nuts and Veggies. Through January 30. Visit www.artgallery505.com or call (360)864-2789.
January 8 Nutrition Lunch features Shepard's Pie with chocolate cake, January 13 Beef Stroganoff over noodles. RSVP $3/over 60. Sponsored in part by Area
Agency on Aging. Also: New Synergetic exercise class Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30 p.m. Contact email@example.com or (360)864-2112.
January 8 Toledo Food Bank open 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. second and fourth Fridays monthly behind City Hall.
January 8 Cowlitz Prairie Grange Jam Night 7:00 p.m. second, fourth and fifth Fridays. Performers and supporters welcome. Donation at door. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (360)262-3696.
January 9 Senior Center Second Saturday Breakfast. Biscuits and gravy for early risers, traditional fare including AYCE pancakes for late sleepers. 7-10:30 a.m., still only $5.
January 13 Toledo Park Board meets second Wednesdays monthly 3:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers. Visit http://www.toledowa.us or call (360)864-4564.
Storytime thanks young patrons for their participation last year. New programs and presentations will be posted in this column and online. Adult Page Turners leader Harriet Whisler says: Order the January 2016 selection "Winter Garden" by Kristin Hannah from Timberland's catalog for January 28 gathering. Meets fourth Thursdays. Drop ins welcome. Contact her at (360)864-2484. Also: Volunteer in the New Year. Visit https://www.facebook.com/FriendsToledoTimberlandLibrary or call (360)864-4247.
RSVP: 2016 ARTrails Call for Artists. Deadline February 1. Visit http://www.artrailsofsww.org to download application for the 14th Annual ARTrails Event.
RSVP: Tix available now for Toledo Senior Center's Royal Tea February 14 (Valentine's Day). Ladies: dresses and hats. Gentlemen: jackets and bow ties. Limited seating. $15.
Contact email@example.com or (360)864-2112.