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This is the 27th year of the Thayer Family Dealerships Christmas Dreams Program, which assists families with Christmas gifts for children here in Wood County.

Bowling Green State University Student Cole Harbour helps Surya Vela, 5, make a craft during the inaugural City Park Winter Spark Holiday Market and Festival located at the Bowling Green City Park Saturday. The craft area at Needle Hall was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club.

Maria Simon talks to kids at the Wood County District Public Library Thursday morning during storytime. The in-person storytimes resumed this week at the Bowling Green and Walbridge branches, for the first time indoors since March 2020 and the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Walbridge sto…

Dancers with Julie’s Dance Studio entertain Thursday evening at the Stroh Center during halftime of the Bowling Green State University women’s basketball game. The kids were dancing part of “The Nutcracker … All Jazzed Up,” which will open Friday and run through Sunday at Owens Community Col…

James Daly, 10, left, and Cameron Holmberg-McKeever, 11, run through a mud puddle during the Haunted Mile event at the Bowling Green Community Center Saturday afternoon. The event, hosted by Bowling Green Parks and Recreation, was held at their obstacle course trail.

Rowan Lucio, 7, right, looks on while sitting in the driver’s seat of a garbage truck with Grady Yunker, 2, Friday morning in the parking lot of the Wood County District Public Library during a “touch a truck” event hosted by the City of Bowling Green. Kids could explore seven city work vehicles.

Members of the Toledo Dental Society will provide free dental care for children of families who can not afford it. This is the 18th year that Northwest Ohio dental professionals are volunteering their time for a program called Give Kids a Smile.

Children take part in the Little Tykes Demo Derby at the Wood County Fair Friday night. Kids squared off inside their battery powered plastic rides, bumping their way around a small area in front of the grandstands.

Newlove Realty’s Blake Mahlman slides into home plate safely ahead of Rotary Exchange Club relief pitcher Wade Bradford at the plate during the fifth inning of the PeeWee City League tournament championship game Monday at Carter Park in Bowling Green. The Rotary Exchange Club team defeated t…

Brock Eichenauer crosses an intersection during a safety town class at Kenwood Elementary in Bowling Green last week. The two week program, hosted by the Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department, taught kids basic safety education focusing on pedestrian, bicycle and recreational safety.

The Wood County District Public Library’s Children’s Place is partnering with the Japan Foundation Outreach Initiative of BGSU for a Family Origami Workshop on Wednesday at 10 a.m. The program will be held on the Carter House front porch, 307 N. Church St., directly behind the library.

Join the Wood County District Public Library’s Children’s Place for a virtual discussion of “Pax” by Sara Pennypacker on July 12 at 6 p.m.

PERRYSBURG — Way Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program begins on Monday and runs through July 31. The program, which includes activities for children ages 0 to 12 and for teens ages 13-17. This summer’s theme is “Tails and Tales,” a happy celebration of animals and animal stories.

Take a tour through the world’s largest collection of original artwork by children’s book illustrators. Join the Wood County District Public Library and the University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum in a virtual tour of the Museum on May 26 at 11 a.m.

Youth soccer players dot the intramural fields on the campus of Bowling Green State University Sunday. Teams from throughout Ohio and Michigan were in Bowling Green over the weekend for the annual Bowling Green Spring Soccer Challenge.

Ryan Wichman, a member of Wood County Plays, second from left, and local officials broke ground last week for the new Perrysburg inclusive playground at Rotary Community Park. Wood County Plays has raised $800,000 to build the park, which will have equipment that all children of all abilitie…

Gavin Scarberry uses a toothbrush while learning how to properly clean teeth at the dental practice of Alexis Klassen & Associates in Bowling Green Tuesday morning. Office members welcomed students of Sleek Academy for a day of hands-on dental education. The students from rotated through…

Hortencia Perez watches as her students, Catherine Jaytho and Barrett Rood, look over stuffed animals at First United Methodist Child Learning Center in Bowling Green Friday morning. Teachers and students at FUMCLC built a zoo in their gym, creating exhibits using found objects. Exhibits inc…

PEMBERVILLE — Normally the Pemberville Children’s Theatre Workshop would have auditions in May for their summer play — a longstanding tradition for the past 13 years — and several hundred kids have taken the stage in the opera house.

FREMONT — Due to coronavirus, KidsCollege, an annual week-long summer kids program at Terra State Community College, is canceled.

FINDLAY — The University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum will be taking kids on a virtual adventure every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. with Mazza Museum’s Virtual Storytime videos.

Susan B. Anthony and Votes for Women Celebration

Why do some people need glasses and others don’t? Are there planets orbiting around stars other than the sun and could they harbor life? Kids’ Tech University at Bowling Green State University is designed to let kids explore scientific concepts through hands-on activities as they discover mo…