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Youth Briefs: 01-23-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 23 January 2014 10:31
Tagalongs, Thin Mints on sale
The annual Girl Scout cookie program kicked off Friday. Six cookies are offered: Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos and Savannah Smiles.
The cookies, which sell for $4 a box, are made by Little Brownie Bakers.
"With every season of Girl Scout cookies, another generation of girls learns to set goals, make a plan and manage money," said Roni Luckenbill, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio CEO. "As women, they'll need to know these things whether their goal is to start a business, a family or both."
For more information on buying cookies or joining or volunteering for Girl Scouts, visit
Girl Scouts of Western Ohio serves 50,000 girl members in 32 counties throughout western Ohio and southeastern Indiana.
Puppet Pals tutoring starts again at library PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 16 January 2014 10:27
Puppet Pals, a free tutoring program for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, resumes Tuesday at the Wood County District Public Library.
Trained tutors from Bowling Green State University's Martha Gesling Weber Reading Center provide homework help, listen to and assist in reading aloud, and use puppets to encourage creative storytelling and other language skills.
The 30-minute sessions are Mondays through Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m.
Drop in to the library any time to sign up. Caregivers are expected to remain in the building during tutoring. For more information, call (419) 352-8253.
New year = new projects at 577 Foundation PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 January 2014 10:34
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.
Next week, play in the sand and make a craft. Bring a show box to the Jan. 21 program, where the focus is on fish and making an aquarium. In honor of Groundhog Day, make one on Jan. 28.
• 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 Friday and Jan. 17, 24 and 31 and Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28, and March 7 and 14, from 3:55 to 5 p.m.
The fee is $50.
Free dental care at Owens college is a reason to smile PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 16 January 2014 10:27
Owens' Dental Hygiene program, in collaboration with the Toledo Dental Society, will be offering a day of free dental services for children ages six months to 18 years with limited or no access to care. The event will take place Feb. 7 from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the College's Dental Hygiene Clinic located on the second floor of the Health Technologies Hall on the Toledo-area campus.
"Give Kids A Smile" is a national initiative by the American Dental Association, dedicated to focusing attention on the epidemic of untreated oral disease among disadvantaged children. Held each February in conjunction with National Children's Dental Health Month, "Give Kids A Smile" provides free oral health education, screening and treatment services to children from low-income families across the country.
A flurry of fun planned for Snow Ball PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 January 2014 10:32
PERRYSBURG - Way Public Library will host its ninth annual Snow Ball on Jan. 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the main level of the library.  
This free family fun night, one of the library's most popular events, is for people of all ages.
A "super cool" disc jockey will have the youngsters dancing, while miniature golf, basketball, megablocks, paper airplanes, snowman-stacking, bingo, and other fun activities will be available throughout the evening.
A variety of make-and-take crafts will be offered, as well, and refreshments will be served.
The enchanting indoor "ice skating" rink will be back, as well as the crowd-pleasing Great Way Library Snowball Fight.
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