Youth Briefs: 07-09-15


Teen swim in Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS — Teen swims, for ages 10 to 17, are being offered every Friday from 9 to 10:50 p.m. at the
swimming pool, 17604 Bridge St.
The cost is $2 per person.
Meet Historic Heroes of Ohio
Actors from Horizon Youth Theatre will role play heroes from Ohio’s history in the Children’s Place of
the Wood County District Public Library Friday at 10:30 a.m.
Families are invited to meet and learn about many Ohio heroes, including Tecumseh, Harriet Beecher Stowe,
Thomas Edison, the Wright Brothers, Annie Oakley, and more inspired from the book “Heroes of Ohio: 23
True Tales of Courage and Character” by Rick Sowash.
For more information about this program or about the library’s Youth Summer Reading Program, “Every Hero
Has a Story,” contact the Children’s Place at 419-352-8253.
Stuffed animal sleepover
Children are invited to bring a stuffed animal to the Wood County District Public Library for a special
program on Friday at 5 p.m.
Kids will create a superhero costume for their stuffed animal, share bedtime stories and tuck their
animals in to sleep over at the library.
Families will leave by the time the library closes at 6 p.m. Families are invited back the next morning,
Saturday, at 9:30 a.m. for donuts.
Kids will pick up their superhero stuffed animals and find out all about their sleepover adventures at
the library.
Youth ages 11 and older, with parent/guardian permission, can help out with the program on Friday from
4:30 p.m. until after library hours at 8:30 p.m. Sign-up/permission forms with details are available in
the Children’s Place.
For more information about this program or about the library’s Youth Summer Reading Program, “Every Hero
Has a Story,” contact the Children’s Place at 419-352-8253.
Watch Monday Morning Movie
The Children’s Place at the Wood County District Public Library is offering Monday Morning Movies, with
popcorn, all summer beginning at 10 a.m.
On Monday, it’s story of an ordinary boy who finds out that he’s not so ordinary, while he and his
friends attend an airborne school fit for superheroes.
For more information, contact the Children’s Place at 419-352-8253.
Ward off villains with Super Cool Chemistry
ROSSFORD — Awesome reactions are guaranteed when potions are concocted during a chemistry program at the
Rossford Public Library, 720 Dixie Hwy.
Sponsored by the Toledo Section of the American Chemical Society, the program will be held Wednesday at
1:30 p.m.
The event is part of the library’s Youth Summer Reading Program, “Every Hero Has a Story.” For more
information, call 419-666-0924.
Pizza, pages club meets
PERRYSBURG — The Pizza and Pages Book Club meets July 17 at 7 p.m. in the Mercy Family Activity Center at
Way Public Library.
“Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam” by Cynthia Kadohata will be discussed.
For more information, contact Adria Pugh at 419-874-3135.
‘Dear Edwina,’ featuring youth cast, on stage in Toledo
TOLEDO — The Toledo Repertoire Theatre is presenting the first Young Rep musical of the summer, “Dear
Edwina, Junior,” featuring performers who are between the age of 7 and 13.
Edwina is a precocious tween who lives in the small town of Paw Paw, Michigan. She gives out advice on
life and love from her garage with her friends from the neighborhood.
When a talent scout from Kalamazoo Advice-A-Palooza Festival visits, all the kids want to prove Edwina is
“the best!”
All performers are ages 7-13.  “Dear Edwina, Junior” will be performed July 16, 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. and
July 19 at 2:30 p.m.
Ticket prices are $5 for students 13 and under and $10 for adults. Tickets may be purchased by calling
the Rep at 419-243-9277 or online at
All performances will be held on the 16 10th Street stage. “Dear Edwina, Junior” is directed by Phillip
Benson in his Rep directing debut.
Music direction is by Jill Reinstein, and choreography by Kayla Young. The book and lyrics are by Marcy
Heisler and music is by Zina Goldrich.
Summer ‘rep ed’ classes start   
TOLEDO — The Toledo Repertoire Theatre summer programs will begin in July.
There will be two sessions at the Center for Performing Arts at the University of Toledo scheduled for
July. The first session will be held on July 20-24 with the theme “All That Jazz!”
The second session will be held on July 27-31 with the theme “Beach Boys … And Girls.” The sounds of
summer will be performed in the style of the “Beach Boys” with surfer songs for boys and girls.
All classes are geared for ages 7-16 and will meet Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Students should wear appropriate shoes (no flip-flops) and bring a packed lunch, drink, snack and a
All sessions will end with a performance showcase on Fridays for family and friends.  
Make a reservation by calling the Rep or fill out the form on the website,

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