Youth Briefs: 02-07-13 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 February 2013 10:51
577 classes focus on music and art
Body: Make a valentine and a Mona Lisa at 577 Foundation
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 project class for 3 to 4 year olds with an adult.  The leader is Carol Jambard-Sweet and the limit is 14 per class.
The classes are Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The fee is $5 per child.
Create something special for a sweetheart on Tuesday. On Feb. 19, visit the rain forest and see what kind of animals are there. Birds in the winter is the focus of Feb. 26's class.
• Jodie Defoe will teach two art history classes.
The Renaissance period is the topic on Feb. 17. Learn about Michelangelo, DaVinci and Raphael. The art project will be a version of the Mona Lisa.
Impressionism will be discussed Feb. 24. Learn about Degas, Renoir, Cezanne and Cassatt. The art project will be created using the pointillist technique.
The classes are from  2 to 3 p.m. and are geared to first through fourth-graders. There is a limit of 10 and the fee is $7.

Sign up for tennis, dodgeball
Beat the winter blahs with some indoor programs offered by Bowling Green Parks and Recreation.
Youth Tennis Clinics for ages 4 to 6 will be held Thursdays from Feb. 14 through March 14 from 6 to 6:45 p.m. in the Veterans Building in City Park. A class for ages 7 to 9 will be held from 7 to 7:45 p.m. The cost is $26.
The Bowling Green Community Tennis Association will hold an introductory tennis skills clinic for children ages 4 through 9.  
This five-week clinic will cover the fundamentals of tennis as well as develop motor skills relating to the sport.  Foam tennis balls will be used and free loaner rackets are available.
Parents and children work one-on-one during this five-week class with the help of lead instructors.
The Bowling Green Community Tennis Association will lead the clinic.
An After School Dodgeball Frenzy for children ages 8-12 will be held at the Bowling Green Community Center Fridays from Feb. 15 through March 22 from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. The cost is $27 for residents and $35 non-residents.
Teams, consisting of third through sixth-graders, will be randomly assorted every week. A weekly drop-in rate of $6 may be considered if numbers permit.
A supervisor will be on hand to officiate and supervise all participants. Soft, gator-skin dodgeballs will be used.
Spaces are limited. Call (419) 354-6223 for more information or to register.

Young Rep combines 'Wonderful Life,' 'Peter Pan'
TOLEDO - The Toledo Rep's Young Rep production of "It's a Wonderful Neverland" will be staged later this month.  
Directed by Eileen Eddy, this production is billed as a clever blend of "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Peter Pan" with a pinch of music. It's geared for children ages 7 through 13.
Performances are Feb. 22 and 23 at 7 p.m., with a matinee on Feb. 24 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children, and can be purchased by calling the Rep box office at (419) 243-9277, or visiting online at  

Kohl's honors kid volunteers
Nominations for outstanding young volunteers for the 2013 Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program are being accepted through March 15.
Kids ages 6 to 18 can apply at, and nominators must be 21 years or older. Through the program, Kohl's will award more than 2,300 young volunteers more than $425,000 in scholarships and prizes to reward kids who have made a positive impact on their communities.
Two nominees from each of the more than 1,100 Kohl's stores nationwide will win a $50 Kohl's gift card.
More than 200 of the store winners will win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward post-secondary education.
Ten national winners will be awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships for post-secondary education, and Kohl's will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner's behalf.  
The Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program is part of Kohl's Cares, Kohl's philanthropic program focused on improving the lives of children.
Since the program began in 2001, Kohl's has recognized more than 17,000 kids with more than $3.4 million in scholarships and prizes.
To learn about last year's winners, visit

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