Youth Briefs: 4-25-19


Authors host Books for Babies to support Austin’s Book Club
PERRYSBURG – Northwest Ohio Authors, in conjunction with Gathering Volumes, invites community members to
join them in supporting Austin’s Book Club at their Books for Babies event on Saturday in the empty lot
adjacent to Gathering Volumes, 196 E. South Boundary St.
For more information about the event, visit
Books for Babies will benefit Austin’s Book Club, a charity that provides NICU families at Toledo
Children’s Hospital with books to read to their newborns. This is often the only way these families can
spend time with their babies who are receiving life-sustaining care. Austin’s Book Club also sends each
family home with a book when their baby is discharged, encouraging early literacy.
Books for Babies begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. In addition to local authors having their books for
sale in a tent in the parking lot adjacent to Gathering Volumes, there will be raffle baskets ranging
from children’s books and games to a grand-prize basket that will contain works from local authors and a
gift certificate to Gathering Volumes.
Local children’s author Kelly Jean Lietaert will be running children’s activities.
Global Youth Empowerment Event comes to Stroh Center
Northwest Ohio is among the top in the nation for opioid addiction and youth suicides are consistently
climbing to a record high.
An empowerment message is being presented in 160 countries in the month of April to youth ages 8-18 and
all significant adult others as a catalyst for positive change. The John Maxwell Team’s Global Youth
Initiative is in its third year of sharing empowerment messages around the world helping kids and teens
become leaders and change makers.
The goal of the Northwest Ohio event, which is free to attend, is to add extreme value in four areas
including standing up against bullying, learning to fail forward toward success, developing a positive
self-image, and developing a strong personal character.
John Maxwell Team members, Patty Cavins and Nathaniel Thompson, at Higher Ground Advantage, in Bowling
Green, invite youth and all significant adult others to the Bowling Green State University Stroh Center
on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. for this empowering youth experience.
The event is free to attend, yet reserved seating is encouraged. Doors will open at 6 p.m. For more
information and to reserve seats to attend, go to
Students set to make an impression
GRAND RAPIDS — An Afternoon of Impressions is the theme for the annual piano recital presented by the
students of Lynne E. Long.
Music from the Impressionist Period will be featured including compositions by Debussy, Faure and Satie.
The program will be held at 3 p.m. on May 5 in the New Life Community Wesleyan Church, 17679 Woodburn
Students performing will be Miriam Born, Nathaniel Born, Audrey Day, Henri Day, Eliza Eberly, Kaylee
Eberly, Isabelle Godosky, Ella Hartman, Ben Hergert, Eli Hergert, Miriam Hergert, Ruth Hergert,
Gabriella Hoag, Zach Jones, Alexander Landgraf, Brooke Simon, Kendal Simon, Ethan Stahl, Olivia Weaver,
Aaron Yaney, and Madelyn Yaney.
Students receiving five-year trophies will be Kaylee Eberly, Kendal Simon, Olivia Weaver, and Aaron
Yaney, and seniors Nathaniel Born and Zach Jones will be honored.
Several duets will be presented, along with Je louerai l’Eternel sung in French by Gabriella Hoag with
piano and flute accompaniment. A reception will follow the recital in the church’s Fellowship Hall. The
public is invited to attend.
BGSU offering summer art school
The Bowling Green State University School of Art is offering a new summer studio for grades seven-12.
A 10-day Summer Studio Art Camp that will focus on Teaching Artistic Behaviors or student center teaching
rather than the traditional teacher centered. This is a fairly new concept in art education that is
producing results with students. In a TAB style studio setting the students have a lot more say in the
media and style they want to learn more about.
The teacher’s role is then to provide artistic inspiration, teach individuals technical skills in their
media of choice and provide mini lesson that would introduce students to design and related materials
they may not have experienced before. Students will also have the opportunity to learn more about
portfolio development and art school admission.
Dates are June 5-19 from 12:30-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday at the BGSU Fine Art Center. The cost for 30
hours of instruction is $150.
Register online at
For more information, email Shari Densel at [email protected] or [email protected]

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