|Youth Briefs: 09-12-13|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Thursday, 12 September 2013 09:00|
Play 'Capture the Flag'
Bowling Green middle-school students are invited to a huge "Capture the Flag" on Saturday at Wintergarden/St. John's Nature Preserve from 2 to 6 p.m.
Bowling Green Teen Central invites all sixth-eighth-graders, ages 11 to 14, to come and play. This event is free.
Pre-registration, through Bowling Green Parks and Recreation, is not required but is encouraged.
Swim event kicks off Scout registration in Fostoria area
FOSTORIA - The Girls Scouts of Western Ohio TriCo Service Unit, which includes the school districts of Elmwood, Fostoria, Lakota, North Baltimore and St. Wendelin, will hold a registration event at the Fostoria YMCA, 154 West Center St., on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The cost is $18, which includes the $15 Girl Scout registration fee and a $3 fee for swimming. Permission slips will need to be signed at the event.
No girl will be turned away due to inability to pay fees. Anyone wanting more information about Girl Scouts is invited to attend.
In partnership with 15,000 adult volunteers, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio serves over 50,000 girl members in 32 counties throughout western Ohio and southeastern Indiana. For more information, to volunteer or make a donation, call 419-348-9235 or 800-537-6241 or visit the website at www.girlscoutsofwesternohio.org.
Toledo Rep Theatre Ed classes start Saturday
TOLEDO - There is still room for more students to enroll in the Toledo Repertoire Theatre Rep Ed classes, which start on Saturday and run through Nov. 2 with the theme "Reelin' and Rockin'."
Children ages 7 to 16 are invited to participate, receiving instruction in singing, dancing, acting and theater basics.
At the end of the session, the children perform in a showcase to demonstrate to family and friends what they have learned. Classes are held at the 10th Street Theatre Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon.
Students will receive a free T-shirt on show day.
The eight-week course is $100 per student. For more information or to register, call Kathy McGovern, rep business manager, at 419-243-9277, ext. 4.
Registrations also will be taken on the day of classes, room permitting.
Perrysburg author signs 'Danger in the Hills'
TOLEDO - Author Tom Waggoner will sign copies of his children's book, "Danger in the Hills," Oct. 12 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 1430 Secor Road.
Waggoner is a resident of Perrysburg.
The book's main character is Ernie, a thoughtful groundhog whose family means more to him than anything in the world.
As a simple ground dweller, he knows very well that the world of animals is nothing less than cruel. He does all he can do to protect his mate Petunia and their kittens from the forces of nature and the things men do that defy their understanding.
When he discovers the old burrow is no longer safe for his family, he considers going back to the hills where he grew up. But the memories of what he faced there threaten to ruin their best chance for a fresh start.
Try out for children's choir
FREMONT - Auditions for the Terra Children's Choir are open to all area students in grades three through eight.
Auditions for the choir will be held on Monday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Terra State Community College.
No preparation is necessary. The audition process is intended to assess whether or not the student has the ability to sing in tune. Auditions will be completed in 5 minutes.
Rehearsals will be held on Mondays from 6:30 to 8 p.m., beginning Sept. 30.
The cost to participate is $35 per semester. This includes all fees for music and materials.
The Terra Children's Choir will perform in Terra Choral Society's annual Holiday Festival Concerts on Dec. 7 and 8 at Port Clinton Performing Arts Center and Clyde High School Auditorium.
The choir encourages proper vocal technique, an understanding of musical concepts, rehearsal and performance techniques, and basic music reading skills. The ensemble will perform age-appropriate unison, 2 part, and 3 part songs in the form of canons, songs, and partner songs.
Under the direction of interim director Jonathan Torrence this fall, the choir will also experience various cultural and folk music selections and original music created specifically for the choir. The choir seeks to promote increased self-esteem, pride and accomplishment.
Torrence is a graduate of Bowling Green State University in music education and is as a music teacher with Fremont City Schools. He is a session musician and teaches studio guitar and trumpet.
Teens/tweens series at Terra
FREMONT - The Kern Center for Community and Industrial Development at Terra State Community College is offering a "Teens/Tweens" series this fall for students in grade five and up.
The fee for each class is $39 but students who enroll in three or more classes receive a 20 percent discount. All supplies and materials are included in the cost of the class.
The schedule is:
• Handmade Paper Bead Necklaces - 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.
• Bath Scrubs - 10 a.m. to noon. on Oct. 5.
• Tie-Dying Basics - 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 2.
• Marbleized Stationary and Cards - 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 16.
• Funky Holiday Wreaths - 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 7.
To register or for more information, call 419-559-2255.
A's on report card = discount on stays at Ohio parks
Ohio State Park Lodges, including Maumee Bay State Park in Oregon, is offering a Stays 4 A's program.
It allows students with A's on their report cards to transform each A into a $10 discount off the price of a lodge room.
Other participating lodges are Salt Fork State Park Lodge in central Ohio near Cambridge, Mohican State Park Lodge in north central Ohio near Loudonville, Punderson Manor State Park Lodge in northeastern Ohio near Newbury, and Deer Creek State near Columbus.
Each A is worth a $10 discount off the published rate per room per night up to five A's or $50. Families need only show their star student's report card at check-in to earn the discount.
One report card per room may be applied for the discount, and families must present the original report card upon check-in. Blackout periods for the Stays 4 A's program apply, and the offer is based on availability. Travelers should use promotional code STAY4A.
The lodges are situated in some of the state's most picturesque and accessible locations, and all feature a variety of indoor and outdoor recreational offerings. The lodges offer a range of room choices including cottages - some pet friendly - with kitchens, living areas and bedrooms with a variety of sleeping configurations, as well as guest rooms with lofts, bunks and king and queen beds.
To reserve rooms or for more information, visit the individual web sites or www.ohiostateparklodges.com.
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