Youth Briefs: 11-05

Register for Breakfast with Santa, Holiday Nature Crafts
Registration for two holiday programs through Bowling Green Parks and Recreation begins Monday.
Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the BG Kiwanis and Circle K Club, will be Dec. 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. at
the Wood County Senior Center.
This is a free program for children ages 5 and under.
Holiday Nature Crafts will be Dec. 19 at the Wintergarden/St. John’s Nature Preserve for ages 3-8 and is
also free. Two sessions will be offered from 9 to 10:20 a.m. or 10:40 a.m. to noon.
Participants must be registered in advance with the Parks and Recreation Department for both programs.
Call (419) 354-6223 or visit the Web site at
Participate in community storytelling at the library
Kids looking for a good adventure are invited to join the Children’s Place in reading “The Exquisite
Corpse Adventure.”
It’s an old writing game of community storytelling sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of
Congress. Jon Sciezka, popular children’s book author and National Ambassador of Young People’s
Literature, has written the first episode.
He has then passed it on to a cast of celebrated authors and illustrators who are contributing a new
episode/chapter every two weeks and will by years end bring the story to a close.
Read the first three episodes online at or visit the Children’s Place at the Wood County
District Public Library to read an updated printed copy.
Also, check out other books by the well-known creators as well as find inspiring writing prompts from
each for all grade levels.
The adventure begins with our heroes Joe and Nancy on a train rushing through the night with the sound of
a ticking time bomb.
‘Stone Soup’ stirs up gratitude
The Children’s Place of the Wood County District Public Library is featuring “Stone Soup” at its
listening center this month.
Families are invited to stop in and listen to the audio book with copies of the picture book, cook up
some great make-believe soups in the pot over the firewood, and consider all that they are thankful for
this year.
Toledo dance academy
brings ‘Narnia’ to life
MAUMEE — Dance FX Academy of the Arts will present “Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” a
two-act adaptation of the book by C.S. Lewis, on Dec. 5. The performance will be held at 2 p.m. at the
Maumee Indoor Theatre.
The adaptation choreographed by Christopher Fellows with supplemental choreography by Michelle Thayer,
Jessica Lemons and Christine Reed. Fellows is the director of the Classical Ballet Division at Dance FX
The cast of 46 includes 37 students from the academy.
Tickets for “Narnia” will be $7.50 for adults and $5 for children age 4-15. Children 3 and under are
free. Tickets go on sale Saturday at Dance FX Academy, 4730 W. Bancroft.
For more information contact Dance FX Academy at (419) 531-3077 or on the Web at