Youth Briefs: 04-25-13 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 April 2013 09:12
Month of 'Wonder' events kicks off Wednesday
A Youth Community Reads program will kick off Wednesday at the Wood County District Public Library.
The community kick-off for "Wonder," by R.J. Palacio, is at the Children's Place Wednesday at 4 p.m. Mayor Dick Edwards will proclaim May "Youth Community Reads Month." Participants will receive a "choose kind" bracelet and can make a bookmark to share. "Paws for Reading" will read aloud a small selection from the novel. Books will also be for sale.
"An Evening of Wonder" is set for May 15 at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, 530 W. Poe Road. Palacio will be shown on a video recording. There will be music, drama, dance and art inspired by "Wonder."
Talk about "Wonder" during the Snack & Yak program on May 21 at 2:30 p.m. at the Bowling Green Middle School.
A Novel Chit Chat will be held May 22 at 7 p.m. in the library's program room. The author will join via Skype.
There is also a "choose to be kind" pledge link on the library Web site, inspired by the book.
"Wonder" is about a fifth-grader born with a facial deformity and how he integrates into a mainstream school.
For more information call the library at (419) 352-5104.

Investigate instruments, listen to the blues at library program
Families are invited to two programs in the Wood County District Public Library Children's Place during Art Walk on Saturday.  
At 10:30 a.m., the Bowling Green State University music fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota will offer an "Instrument Petting Zoo."  Look at, listen to, and touch musical instruments; enjoy music, stories and other activities.
At 3:30 p.m., families are invited to join the Black Swamp Blues Society for blues music, stories, and activities for all ages.
For more information, contact the Children's Place at (419) 352-8253.

Safety fair is next Saturday
The Wood County Hospital's Kids Health and Safety Fair will be held May 4 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on the Wood County Fairgrounds.
The event is being held in conjunction with the Bowling Green Community Center Couch Potato 5K.
Activities and attractions include a fire safety house, car seat safety, emergency vehicles, child fingerprinting and balloons.
There will be booths and information on sun, water, animal and fire safety, handwashing, babysitting, dental health and hygiene, healthy exercise habits and healthy eating.
There will also be prizes and games. The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit or call (419) 354-8887.

Register now for 'Nature in a Nutshell' parks camp
BRADNER - The Wood County Park District is offering spots in its Nature in a Nutshell Daycamp at the Bradner Preserve.
The camps, starting at 9 a.m. and running to 3 p.m., will be held July 23 to 26 for Acorns (children 6 to 8 years old), and June 25 to 28 for Buckeyes (children 9 to 10 years old).
Campers will explore the preserve to search for critters as well as fish, canoe, and learn some outdoor basics.
Campers should be prepared to get wet and dirty, but most of all to have fun.
A snack will be provided each day. Children will also get to make a camp shirt. Participants are responsible for bringing their own lunches.
A health form must be filled out before camp.
The fee for the camp is $50. To register, visit or call (419) 353-1897.

Registration open for classes at Toledo Museum of Art
TOLEDO - Enrollment is now open for spring and summer art classes at the Toledo Museum of Art. Voted as having the Best Art Classes in a recent poll, the museum offers classes in a variety of media for all ages and levels of experience.
Offerings such as glass for teens, painting for adults and summer camps for children provide art activities for every age group. Experience levels range from beginning courses for those just starting out to advanced level classes for students looking to hone their artistic skills.
All classes and workshops are related to the works of art in the museum's collection. Students can visit the galleries to learn more about some of the museum's iconic works of art and draw inspiration that can be applied back in the studio.
The museum also provides financial assistance in order to recognize and encourage interested students. The art class tuition scholarships are awarded based on financial need and help to cover the cost of tuition fees.
Those registering for classes should note that the class withdrawal policy has changed. To view the full catalog, register and apply for scholarships, visit

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