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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.
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: 03-27-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 27 March 2014 09:33
Read, then see 'Mary Poppins'
The Children's Place of the Wood County District Public Library is hosting a book discussion on "Mary Poppins," which will be staged by Bowling Green High School students later this month.
Novel Chit Chats will discuss the 1934 novel by author P.L. Travers on April 7 at 7 p.m. The adult and youth discussion group will be joined by members of the high school musical's cast and crew.  
Multiple copies of the novel and its audio recording are available at the Children's Place desk.
For more information, contact the Children's Place at 419-352-8253.

Attention, peeps: Enter diorama contest at Way
PERRYSBURG - The 4th annual Way Library Peeps Diorama Contest is coming up at the Way Public Library.
Build a diorama using Peeps (the popular Easter treat) of any shape and color in a standard size shoe box or other comparably-sized item.
The theme could be recreating a favorite scene from a book or movie, or re-enacting current or historical events. All characters in the scene must be played by Peeps.
Contestants must be between ages 11-15 years old. There is a limit of one entry per contestant.
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.
Nutty Eric Litwin is the cat's meow PDF Print E-mail
Written by DEBBIE ROGERS Sentinel Staff Writer   
Thursday, 27 March 2014 09:01
Eric Litwin (Photos provided)
Forget about snuggling up in bed to read Eric Litwin's books out loud with your child, then watching him drift off to dreamland.
Sing those books. Dance them. ROCK them!
The children's author and performer, known for four books in the "Pete the Cat" series, is this year's Literacy in the Park headliner. Put on annually by Bowling Green State University, the event will feature signings and performances by Litwin, arts and crafts and other activities. The free program is April 5 at the Stroh Center.
Litwin said he has no plans to write any more of the popular "Pete the Cat" books, but he is coming out with a new picture book series, starting with "Bedtime at the Nut House," to be released this fall.
"The new books are musical and fun. It's about a family called the nuts and they're actually nuts," said Litwin, who added that book two is already in the works, along with two early-readers. "This series is fun. It's just great fun."
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