Youth Briefs: 10-29


Falcon band headlines BGSU Young People’s Concert
The 2009-10 season of Young People’s Concerts at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts
continues Saturday with “FMB Fever!” a presentation by the Falcon Marching Band.
Beginning at 11 a.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center, the 45-minute program will
introduce audience members to the sounds of the band, directed by Dr. Carol Hayward, an assistant
professor of music education.
Admission is $1 for children and $2 for adults, payable at the center’s box office the morning of the
event. The box office will open at 10:30 a.m.
The Young People’s Concerts are recommended for children ages 5 and up, but younger music fans are also
welcome. For more information, call the box office at (419) 372-8171 or (800) 589-2224.
Eagle project collects 790 items for Pemberville pantry
PEMBERVILLE — Over 790 food items were during the Oct. 25 Pumpkin Run 5K and Gourd Walk/Run to benefit
the Pemberville/Eastwood Area Community Food Pantry.
The event was an Eagle Scout project initiated by Holden Sondergeld, a Gibsonburg teenager who belongs to
Pemberville area troop 344.
Also, over $1,000 was raised for the pantry, which is located in Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Elias Dandar won the 5k race at a time of 18.08. Brice Mendoza won the 1 mile walk/run. Both are from
There were 99 runners and 39 walkers who participated.
Teens star in local conference on nature and conservation
OAK HARBOR — The Ohio Young Birders Club will host its annual conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on
Nov. 14 at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.
Founded by the Black Swamp Bird Observatory, the statewide nature organization is a club that puts youth
in charge. In addition to the annual conference, student members of the club plan and attend monthly
field trips all over the state.
This year, the student panel planning the event selected 17-year-old Malkolm Boothroyd, from Whitehorse,
Yukon, Canada, as their keynote speaker. He will present “A Big Year and Bird Conservation.” A birder
since age 7, and an environmental activist since age 8, Malkolm has found ways to combine conservation
efforts with birdwatching adventures.
Sarah Winnicki, age 16, of Medina, will present: “For the Love of Condors, a Conservation Story.” Lukas
Padegimas, age 16, of Cleveland Heights, will present: “The Piping Plovers of Cape Henlopen.” Elliot
Miller, age 14, the master of ceremony, will also assist bird expert and author Kenn Kaufman, who lives
in Oak Harbor, with his Bird Identification Quiz.
The presentations will be followed by an afternoon field trip around the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.
Breakfast and a hot lunch are included. The event is $10 for students (ages 19 and under), and $20 for
adults over 19. It is open to the public.
For more information and to register visit or call (419) 898-4070.

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