Youth Briefs: 01-10-13 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 January 2013 10:05
Time to stock up on Thin Mints and Tagalongs
Girl Scouts in the Wood County area are taking cookie orders for their annual sale.
Cookies offered include Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalong, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos and Savannah Smiles.
There is new packing for all the cookie boxes, which highlight the skills girls learn through the Girl Scout Cookie Program.
There are two new additions to the product line this year - Girl Scout snack bars that come in two varieties, Double Dutch and Tagalongs.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-run business in the world. By participating in the program, girls develop life-long skills that increase their self-confidence and add new dimensions to their lives. Through the program, girls are presented opportunities to learn goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. Additionally, girls help earn their own way and contribute to the troop/group and council support, as all Girl Scout Cookie Program proceeds stay in the community.
For more information contact the Toledo Girl Scout Center at (419) 243-8216 or (800) 860-4516. The Web site is

Spring into theater classes
Horizon Youth Theatre is offering four spring classes starting on Saturday.
They are:
• Acting for Beginners (grades 1-2; Saturdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m.)
• Fairy Tale Theatre (grades 3-5; Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
• Reader's Theatre (grades 6-8; Sundays, 5:30 to 7 p.m.)
• Performing Shakespeare (grades 9-12; Sundays, 4 to 5:30 p.m.)
The classes will meet once a week for eight weeks, through the beginning of March. The classes will cost $40.
If you have a student interested in participating or would like more information, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Yak about 'We've Got A Job' at Tuesday's book discussion
"We've Got A Job" by Cynthia Levinson is the January book for the Snack & Yak Book Discussion.
Snack & Yak meets Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Bowling Green Middle School. The book group is open to all area sixth through eighth-graders and is a partnership between the BGMS and Wood County District Public Library.
Multiple copies are available at the Children's Place desk at the library. For more information call the Children's Place at (419) 352-8253.

Learn winter survival skills
PERRYSBURG - An Introduction to Winter Survival Program will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the W.W. Knight Preserve's educational classroom.
The program, for youth ages 10 to 13, will allow attendees to make a winter survival kit, get useful information, and then to go out into the preserve to gain experience in how to act in a cold weather emergency. There is a $10 fee for the program.
A program designed to help Boy Scouts earn their Mammal Study Merit Badge will be held Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. at the W.W. Knight Preserve's Friends' Green Room.
The program will allow scouts to complete the requirements for mammal study. For more information, contact naturalist Jim Witter at (419) 661-1697 ext. 201 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
To register for these Wood County Park District programs, visit or call (419) 353-1897.

Symphony family series features Toledo Ballet
TOLEDO - Costumed characters, fantastic young guest artists and storybook narration to music are part of the Toledo Symphony Family Series, which starts Sunday.
The family series is designed to introduce the entire family, both young and young-at-heart, to the beauty and excitement of classical music. Themed concerts feature educational and entertaining classical repertoire combined with fun visuals and audience interaction.
The Toledo Symphony teams up with the Toledo Ballet for the second concert of the ProMedica Family Series.
The Toledo Ballet will be featured in the program and in the pre-concert activities in the lobby beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Peristyle. There will be a small dance demonstration.
Tickets are $10 for children and $25 for adults.
For more information, call the box office at (419) 246-8000 or visit

Count birds at Magee Marsh
OAK HARBOR - Kids ages 8-12 are invited to come to Magee Marsh on Saturday to the annual Christmas Bird Count 4 Kids.
Each family will be a part of a small birding team and will count all of the birds that they see or hear. Prior to going out, the kids will be given a short talk on how to use binoculars, which will be provided, and what birds they might expect to see.  
The kids will be outside for about 90 minutes, so they should dress for the weather. When they come back in, each team will report its findings to the group. A pizza lunch will be served.
Back to the Wild will be on hand with some live birds to show.
Each participant will receive a certificate and the winning team will receive prizes. The event starts at 9 a.m. at the Bird Center at Magee Marsh and runs until about 2 p.m.
To register call (419) 898-0960, ext. 31. Magee Marsh is located at 13229 W. Ohio 2.

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