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577 Foundation offers April classes PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 10 April 2014 09:05
PERRYSBURG - Children's music and art classes are being offered at the 577 Foundation at 577 E. Front St.
Pre-registration is required for all classes at or (419) 874-4174.
• Partners in Fun is an art class for 3 to 4-year-olds with adult.  
The leader is Carol Jambard-Sweet and the limit is 14 per class.  
Classes are Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The fee is $5 per child.
This Tuesday, make room for bunnies, eggs and baskets, just in time for Easter. On April 22, celebrate Earth Day. It's almost May Day on April 29, and the class will make baskets.
• A beginner Native American flute class will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.
This class includes ownership of a hand-crafted 6-hole cedar Native American styled flute, basic instruction, handouts including fingering chart, an original and traditional song to play.
Otsego math project + heart = funds for girl fighting cancer PDF Print E-mail
Written by DEBBIE ROGERS Sentinel Staff Writer   
Thursday, 10 April 2014 08:22
Courtney Reyome poses, wearing some of the bracelets she is selling to raise money for an Otsego Elementary classmate with cancer. (Photo: Shane Hughes/Sentinel-Tribune)
TONTOGANY - An Otsego girl is hoping a bunch of rainbow bracelets brings a little light into a kindergartner's life.
Courtney Reyome, who is 11, is selling Rainbow Loom bracelets and giving the profits to the family of McKenna May, who is battling cancer. McKenna made headlines when her father refused consent in 2012 for a Make-A-Wish trip to Disney World in Orlando, Fla. The girl ended up making the trip, thanks to donations that poured in from around the country.
"She seems like a really enthusiastic little girl who just got stuck with cancer," Courtney said. "I just wanted to help her."
So far, Courtney has weaved together dozens of the popular rubber-band bracelets. She sells them for $1.50 each to family and friends - and has raised $190 so far.
"I thought that maybe it could go for gas or for a grocery bill," Courtney said. "I'm hoping that I raise a lot of money for her."
Go ahead, break it (04-03-14) PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 03 April 2014 11:58
Ken Bloom, top, with Home Depot, takes apart a vacuum during Break It and Make It with Home Depot at the Wood County District Public Library last month. The monthly hands-on program and partnership between the Children’s Place and Team Depot deconstructs, investigates and tinkers with various gadgets. At bottom, Ethan Chou, 10, takes apart a vacuum.
Youth Briefs: 04-10-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 April 2014 08:22
Princesses get pampered
Kids Count Too Inc. is hosting its second annual Princess for a Day event on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. at Bowling Green Covenant Church, 1165 Haskins Road.
This is an opportunity for girls up to age 18 to be pampered and treated like a princess for a day.
Activities include a tea party luncheon, hair and makeup design, a photo shoot, a princess outfit to keep, a DJ and dancing, and princess lessons from princess Laurel.
All foster girls can attend at no cost and it is open to other girls in the community, if they would like to purchase a ticket for $50. There is a family discount rate of $75.
Proceeds support Kids Count Too Inc. and this event.
For more information or to register, call 419-354-5437.

Bunny stories, crafts offered
Hop into the Children's Place at the Wood County District Public Library at 10:30 am on Saturday for some bunny fun.
Bunny-themed stories, songs and activities for babies and toddlers with caregivers.
For more information call the Children's Place at 419-352- 8253.
Youth Briefs: 04-03-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 03 April 2014 11:45
‘Mary Poppins’ workshops set
Two theater workshops for children ages 4 – 11 are coming up in conjunction with the BGHS All-School musical “Mary Poppins.”
The first workshop, sponsored by the All-School Musical, is called “A Jolly Holiday with Bert and Mary” and will take place on April 12 from 10 to 11:15 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center lobby. Children will make mini-kites, have tea with Mary and Bert, learn steps from a dance in the production, and act out stories with characters from the show.
The second workshop, sponsored by the Drama Club, is called “Creative Dramatics and Backstage Tour.” This workshop will take place on April 27 from 1 to 2:15 p.m. prior to the Sunday matinee in the Middle School Cafeteria. During this workshop, children will play theater games with cast members, interpret scenes from the stories of “Mary Poppins,” and take a backstage tour to learn how actors fly and magic happens. Parents are invited to join their children in the backstage tour.
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