Youth Briefs: 05-09-13 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 09 May 2013 09:53
WBGU-TV to host Kids Extravaganza on Saturday
WBGU-TV invites the community to attend the 12th Annual Kids Extravaganza on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the studios, 245 Troup Ave.
Spend the day with WBGU-TV's own "Ruby the Red-Eyed Tree Frog," watch a puppet show by the Mazza Museum and meet "Super WHY!" characters - Super Why and Princess Presto.
Enjoy games, inflatables, crafts, face painting, entertainment and food.
Admission is free. There will be a fee for some of the activities. Marco's Pizza slices and CheezyBread will be available for $2; pop and water will be available for $1.50.

Register for Wayne library's summer reading program
WAYNE - Registration is under way for the 2013 Summer Reading Program at the library.
This year's theme is Dig Into Reading.
Kids ages 3 through fifth grade will have fun while learning about rocks, dinosaurs, archaeology/paleontology and worms. There will be a mud fight to celebrate International Mud Day for the older readers.
Weekly programs will begin in June and continue through July. Spaces are limited so early registration is recommended.
Registration forms are available at the library or may be downloaded from the library's Web site For more information, call (419) 288-2708.

Read to the Beat at Way
PERRYSBURG - Way Public Library will be presenting a music and movement program, Read to the Beat, on May 22 from 10 to 10:45 a.m.  
This is for boys and girls ages 3-6.  This program will include singable books, action songs, dances and instruments.  Youngsters will be up on their feet and moving and grooving to the music.
Register online at or call (419)874-3135, ext. 116.

Hear 'Wetlands' stories at park
"Wonderful Wetlands" is open to area families.
The Wood County District Public Library program will be held Monday at Wintergarden Park, 615 S. Wintergarden Road, from 4 to 4:45 p.m.. There will be spring wetland stories and other activities.
For more information, call (419) 352-8253.

'Build' camps in Perrysburg
PERRYSBURG - Summer camps focusing on building activities will be held at a Levis Commons educational center, Build It! Educators there strive to create an environment for kids to learn while playing with Lego, Duplo and K'nex sets.
Summer educational camps will challenge kids in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) content areas.
Many of the camps utilize stop-motion photography software that challenge kids to build the set, write the script, film the movie and produce a finished product. The robotics camp uses the Lego NXT Mindstorm robots.
Other themes are gears and gadgets, amusement park, "Minecraft" and art.
Camps begin the week of June 10 and continue through Aug. 22. For more information call (419) 690-9311 or visit

Check out Toledo Zoo's camps  
TOLEDO - The natural world of the Land Down Under comes to children this spring and summer with Australia-themed camps that match the Zoo's Wild Walkabout exhibit.
Summer Safari Camps kick off in June. These priced day camps are for campers, ages 4 to 14.
New this year, is Journey through the Outback, to learn about animals of Australia, including the zoo's own dingoes and wallabies.
Explore the world of the zoo's polar bear cubs in Polar Opposites or discover some "conservation tricks of the  trade" with Junior Field Researcher.
Additional camps include opportunities to fish the Lake Erie islands, design a fantasy zoo or become a Junior Zookeeper for a week.  
Family Snoozes invite families to camp overnight at the zoo with children (ages 5 and older). This fast-paced overnight experience includes animal interaction, keeper talks, exclusive tours, meals and more.
Sleeping accommodations vary from sleeping in the Forest Room of Nature's Neighborhood to camping in tents on zoo grounds. Each snooze has a theme that directs the animal interactions and tours.  
For more information, visit
Get a preview of the fun May 24-26, when Wild Walkabout opens to the public. Don't miss Baru, the huge saltwater crocodile or the walk-through wallaby exhibit where visitors can get close to these gentle marsupials.
The Toledo Zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends. The zoo is located on the Anthony Wayne Trail, four miles south of downtown Toledo. For more information, visit or  call (419) 385.4040.

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