The Toledo Public Library will hold its annual Holiday Story Time in its Children’s Area at 3:00 pm on Saturday, December 8th. Retiring Library Director Peter Rayment will tell the story of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” Michelle Christiansen will tell a story or two, and so will Deeda Chamberlain, who works as the Children’s Librarian at the Woodburn Public Library. The Storytime will last approximately 45-minutes. Toledo Public Library, 173 NW 7th Street  336-3132.
Pig Feathers BBQ Collecting Food and Toy Donations
Contact: Becky Miller, 541-336-1833.
Pig Feathers BBQ is pleased to be helping two worthy organizations in their efforts to help local families in need. The Toledo Food Pantry has placed a collection box in the restaurant, where customers may leave items of non-perishable food. “It is our hope that while our customers are enjoying a tasty meal, they will remember that some of their neighbors are not so fortunate,” says co-owner Becky Miller. As an added incentive, on December 8, during Toledo’s Hometown Holiday, anyone who places a food donation in the collection bin at the restaurant will be entered in a drawing to win a Pig Feathers gift card.
This year, the restaurant is also once again collecting children’s toys for the Toledo Elks annual toy drive. “This is an event our customers have enthusiastically supported every year since we opened,” Becky says. The drive seeks unwrapped gifts valued at approximately $20 for infants, children, and teens. Gift tags are hanging on the tree at Pig Feathers, and gifts must be returned to the restaurant before December 15.Hours are Monday-Thursday, 11am-8pm and Friday-Saturday, 11am-9pm. Pig Feathers Restaurant, 300 S. Main Street, 541-336-1833.
Saturday, Dec 8th 2012 – 10am to 6pm
Location: Toledo Downtown with SolaLuna Gallery, Main Street Mercantile, The BeeHive and Becky Miller Studio and Gallery
Event: Hometown Holidays and Confection Convention
Join us on Saturday, Dec 8th as Toledo merchants once again present the annual Hometown Holidays celebration. This year, many merchants will be joining to create the first Homemade Holiday Confection Convention as a part of the celebration. SolaLuna Gallery and Main Street Mercantile will be serving their favorite childhood candy recipes. And they also are encouraging the community to bring their own favorite homemade candies and recipes to share with others. The BeeHive will have Candy Box projects to take and make at home. And Becky Miller Studio and Gallery will have cute and delicious chocolate mice. Shops will be open from 10am to 6pm during the event. Come by to sample candies and share your favorite stories and childhood memories. Call SolaLuna at 541-632-3236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. SolaLuna Studios, 147 N Main Street, 541-632-3236.
Main Street Mercantile Becky Miller Studio The Bee Hive
170 N Main Street 167 NE 1st 207 NE Highway 20
Gallery Michael Gibbons and Yaquina River Museum of Art welcomes you to celebrate the season on Saturday 8 from 11 am to 5 pm. Enjoy refreshments as you view the art portraying the theme “The Close and Holy Darkness.”
Gallery Michael Gibbons, 140 NE Alder Street, 541-330-2797.
Yaquina River Museum of Art, 151 NE Alder Street, 541-336-1907.
Toledo Arts Guild at Gallery Briseno
Join the Toledo Arts Guild, including metal artist Sam Briseno for a Fairy Land treat on Saturday, December 8. Frank Jones will be performing his music, and Bridget Wolfe will be reading fairy stories all surrounded by a fairy wonderland. Gallery Briseno, 404 N Main