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On a roll for rainbow (03-13-14) PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 13 March 2014 11:19
At top, Sam Alt (middle), 7, makes a choice on a bowling ball as Same Wiles (left), 5, gets ready for his bowl during the first annual Roll-A-Rainbow fundraiser for the Rainbow Cooperative Preschool.
At center, Andice Gibson, 6, bowls during the first annual Roll-A-Rainbow fundraiser for the Rainbow Cooperative Preschool.
At bottom, Maddie Evans (right), 5, watches a bowl as Same Wiles (left), 5, looks on during the first annual Roll-A-Rainbow fundraiser for the Rainbow Cooperative Preschool in Bowling Green, Ohio.
(Photos: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
Take art classes, shape pottery, make music at 577 Foundation PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 13 March 2014 09:46
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.
• Explore concept of opposites through music, literature and art in "Arts Adventures-Opposites" on March 26 from 10 to 10:45 a.m.
This is for ages 2-5 and an adult.
The leader is Carrie Chalfin. Class limit is 10. The fee is $10.
• Drawing fun with Mr. Picasso is for children in grades two through seven.
Local artist Roy Wilson, as Mr. Picasso, will help youth develop drawing and compositional skills.  Explore nature and cartooning themes.
Bring a No. 2 pencil, eraser and 12x18 drawing pad.
Classes are March 21 and 28; April 4, 11, 18 and 25, and May 2, 9 and 16 from 3:55 to 5 p.m. The fee is $45.
Legopolooza at library PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 March 2014 09:34
Families are invited to the monthly Legopalooza program at the Children's Place of the Wood County District Public Library on Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m.  
The library staff will share its Lego collection along with books for creative ideas and stories.
Cinemark at the Woodland Mall has donated several free passes to "The Lego Movie," that will be raffled off at the program.  
For more information, contact the Children's Place at 419-352-8253.

Toys, trains on display
The Greater Toledo Toy and Train Show is Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Student Health and Activities Center at Owens Community College.
The show features 250 dealers varying in expertise in trains and toys from all eras: plastic, tin, diecast and pop culture. Free appraisals and repair advice on site will be offered as well as original parts for sale. Many famous layouts and exhibits will be operating all day long, including:
• Must-see-to-believe operating "LEGO Big City" layout presented by the Michigan Lego Users Group (This was the holiday Lego exhibit at the Henry Ford Museum.)
Tween activist talks 'Girl Culture' at BGSU PDF Print E-mail
Written by DEBBIE ROGERS, Sentinel Staff Writer   
Thursday, 06 March 2014 09:35
Madison Kimrey. (Photo provided)
Madison Kimrey is quite comfortable talking about early preregistration for teen voters, demanding a meeting with the North Carolina governor and speaking to Al Sharpton on MSNBC.
She's 12.
The tween, who lives in Burlington, N.C., calls herself an activist, suffragette and feminist. Her main cause is working to restore voter pre-registration for 16 and 17-year-olds in her home state, then making a case for it at the national level.
"It's going to happen eventually, if I'm 60 before it happens," Madison said in a phone interview from North Carolina earlier this week. "Honestly, I just want to get early pre-registration back in my state. But my big goal is to get a federal law passed."
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014 15:15
Youth Briefs: 2-27-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:24
Skype with Monica Carnesi

Families are invited to a special "Paws for Reading" Skype visit with author/illustrator Monica Carnesi at the Wood County District Public Library Children's Place on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Every year on the first Wednesday of March, LitWorld, an advocacy campaign for the human right of literacy, calls worldwide attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories. Carnesi, originally from Brazil, is one of several authors willing to participate via Skype visits with classrooms and libraries around the world.  The Children's Place contacted Carnesi as her award-winning picture book "Little Dog Lost: The True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic" was a good fit with "Paws for Reading," a weekly library program featuring Ben, a registered therapy dog, who listens to young readers.
Carnesi lived in Bowling Green in the 1990s while her husband was a graduate student at Bowling Green State University. She frequently used the library and is currently working as a public librarian in Pennsylvania.
"Little Dog Lost" is her debut picture book. "Sleepover with Beatrice & Bear" will be coming out this summer. For more information about Carnesi, see her website For more information about this program, contact the Children's Place at 419-352-8253.
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