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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
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.)
Time to think about Summer Enrichment Program through Bittersweet Farms PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:23
Bittersweet Farms is hosting Summer Enrichment Program again this summer at two locations, Whitehouse and Pemberville.  
The Summer Enrichment Program serves campers with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Campers may attend all the weeks or they may choose to attend for a shorter amount of time.
The program includes vocational training opportunities for adolescents with autism. The program allows the individuals an opportunity to experience the activities of a farm-based community. The farm setting offers the participants opportunities for self-paced, distraction free activities that provide immediate meaning and purpose to their lives.
Scholarships are available for participants thanks to a grant received from the Marathon Classic. For more information regarding scholarships, contact Nicki Buchholz at 419-875-6986, ext. 1233.
Activities focus on physical engagement, which include creative arts, baking, bicycling, dancing, farming, gardening, hiking, memory games, music, nature activities, puzzles, relays, science projects, sports, swimming, and woodworking. Theme days, such as sports day and painting T-shirts, are included during the six weeks. These activities help to develop behavior management, language development, sensory integration, and social skills development for adolescents with autism. At the end of the program, participants have developed a sense of community, accomplishment and ownership, which are all extremely therapeutic for individuals with autism.
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.
'Toss the Tiara' during opening of 'Girl Culture' during Women's History Month at university PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:22
Little girls are invited to "Toss the Tiara: An Alternative Dress-up and Role Model Day for 3-6 Year Olds" when Bowling Green State University kicks off Women's History Month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Room 308 of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. The costumes are from careers in which women are underrepresented, such as farming and aviation.
Boys are also welcome to attend the program, which is free and open to the public.
"Girl Culture" is the theme of the university's celebration this year, with programs that explore the meaning of girlhood and the experiences of contemporary girls in the U.S.
Another event later in the month will be of special interest to "tweens" and teens.º
Keynote speaker Madison Kimrey, a 12-year-old political activist and suffragette, will present "Only Six Years until I'm an Adult: My Life as a Pre-Teen Activist," at 7 p.m. March 24 in Room 206 at the Union. Madison has worked to restore voter pre-registration for 16- and 17-year-olds in her home state of North Carolina.
For more information about other programs scheduled for March, see Friday's Lifestyles page in the Sentinel-Tribune.
Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:25
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