Youth Briefs: 05-02-13 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 02 May 2013 09:27
Volunteer for WBGU-TV's Kids Extravaganza
Youth volunteers are needed to help out at the 12th annual Kids Extravaganza, planned for May 11 at the WBGU-TV studio at 245 Troup Ave.
Help is needed with crafts, face painting, games, inflatables and other activities.
Volunteers are also need to dress as WBGU- TV's Ruby the Red-Eyed Tree Frog and the Super Why and Princess Presto characters from the "Super WHY!" program.
There are three shifts to choose from: 9:30 a.m. to noon, 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. or the entire event 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
T-shirts, water and pop will be provided for all volunteers. For those volunteers staying for the whole event, lunch will be provided by Marco's Pizza.
For more information, contact Lisa Wayne at WBGU-TV. E-mail her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (419) 372-7026.

Sarkan signs books in Toledo
TOLEDO - Children's author and Bowling Green elementary teacher Carole Sarkan will sign copies of her book "And Candy Smiled," Tuesday at the ABC Center, Educational Supplies, 3606 W. Sylvania Ave., from 2 to 8 p.m.
"And Candy Smiled," which is about Sarkan's English springer spaniel who was hit by a car and learned to live with three legs, was published last year.
The book was illustrated by Emily Christoff-Flowers.
The two women are working on a sequel about Candy.
Candy usually traveled with Sarkan to book signings, and to Kenwood Elementary for presentations. She died in March.
"Even though many people ... are grieving Candy's passing, her spirit will move on to inspire young and old," said Sarkan, who lives in Grand Rapids.
The sequel will be about overcoming grief.
"And Candy Smiled" was selected for nomination for the Caldecott Medal, a prestigious award for superior illustrations in a children's book.  
"My dog taught me a lot about life. She taught me to keep going, no matter what. She taught me that if you lose something in your life that you can bounce back by finding something else that is just as meaningful, or more," Sarkan said.

Audition for 'Fiddler,' 'Guys and Dolls Jr." at Toledo Rep
TOLEDO - Auditions for Toledo Rep's Young Rep production of "Fiddler on the Roof" will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Rep, 16 Tenth St.
Directed by Rosie Best, the Young Rep production is open to youth ages 14 to 19. Performances are scheduled July 18 to 21.  
Auditions for the Toledo Rep's Young Rep production of "Guys and Dolls Jr." will be held May 18 at 2 p.m. at the Rep.  
This production is open to youth ages 7 to 13. Performances are scheduled for Aug. 8-11. Performers will be given a cold reading and are asked to prepare 16 bars of an upbeat song.
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BGSU offers Summer Music Institute for youth
Bowling Green State University's College of Musical Arts will offer its annual Summer Music Institute program for junior high and high school students from June 16 through July 3.
The Summer Music Institute at BGSU, "Where Music Takes Flight," offers nine weeklong camps in three sessions that target the needs of young instrumentalists, recording artists and vocalists.
The institute has been hailed by the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University as "one of the best summer programs for aspiring young musicians."
Session One, from June 16-21, features Vocal Arts Camp, Double Reed Camp, String Camp and Piano Camp.
Session Two, June 23-28, features Flute Camp, Super Sax Camp, Recording Camp and Brass Camp.
The Musical Theater Camp runs from June 27 to July 3, finishing with a professional performance of "All Hands on Deck," a 1940s musical revue.
College of Musical Arts faculty members assign staff, design curriculum and hire guest artists.
This year's camp directors include Christopher Scholl, vocal arts; Bill Mathis, brass; Solungga Fang-Tzu Liu, piano; Mark Bunce, recording; Susan Nelson, double reed; Conor Nelson, flute; Matthew Daline, string; Michael Ellison, musical theater, and Jeff Heisler, Super Sax.
Among this year's guest artists are Alan Chow, professor of piano at Northwestern University, for the Piano Camp, and off-Broadway actor Jody Madaras as part of the musical theater camp.
Musical theater students perform on their own but will also have the chance to audition to be part of the finale performance of "All Hands on Deck."
Fees for the camps vary from $275 to $645 depending on the camp, housing arrangements and meals.
Scholarship funding is available.
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