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Winona Ryder as Lydia in Beetlejuice. Wino forever!

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Nick Carter. I totally danced in my room singing to Backstreet Boys!

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I would come home from school and take a nap so I would never miss Dr. Kylie on Marcus Welby, M.D.

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Aquarius Kids Born January 20 – February 18 By Sue Lovett Aquarian kids come into the world bright-eyed and bushytailed. Constantly looking around, they are curious and friendly. At times they seem to be in a world of their own — so make sure you have their attention before addressing them. They have “selective hearing” even as toddlers. Above all, they love everyone. Other children follow them and they all play nicely together. They include everyone in their special circle. They are curious about many things, but not always sensible. Thomas Edison, an Aquarian, once sat on eggs to see how the chickens could hatch them. They are popular leaders who like to “belong” and love to participate in organizations such as reading groups at the library, special tours to the zoo, gardens, museums, etc. They are fascinated with computers, iPods, and gadgets of all kinds. They walk with one foot in the future.

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Smile, Toledo

Frosty fun Area kids enjoyed the return of snow!

Fiona and Vista Ellison, ages 6 and 8, of Waterville, improvised while sledding in Utah

Myles Morrison, 18 months, and Sebastian Pavon, 4, of Sylvania

Young Toledoans showed off their toothy (and toothless!) grins

Charlie, 4, Mack, 1, and Harrison, 3, Skeels, of Maumee

Madden DeWood, 1, Toledo

Aliyah Smith, 6, West Toledo

Rosa Vasquez and her granddaughter Isabella Vasquez, age 3, of Toledo

Bake off Kids enjoyed lending a helping hand around the kitchen Ayva Marie, 2, Perrysburg

Staying warm by the fireplace: Elijah, 7, Autumn, 5, and Savanah, 5, Lynch, of Point Place

Jocelynn Haas, 5, and Taylor Haas, 3, of Toledo

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Sylvania elementary students have reason to celebrate. The new, state-of-the-art Central Trail Elementary building opened on January 11 after over a year of construction. Tim Swartz, architect at the award-winning SSOE Group, designed the building with the environment in mind: it sports geothermal heating and uses natural lighting to save money while accentuating the structure's beauty. The original Central Elementary, located on bustling Central Avenue, was too small to accommodate its growing student body. The new, 72,557 square foot building boasts five classrooms per grade, and was built to accommodate another room per grade — plenty of room to grow. Visit Sylvania Local Schools's website for more details. 4321 Mitchaw Rd., Sylvania. 419-824-8610. www.sylvania.k12.oh.us. —JS

Go green

In the glow Black lights bring out the inner glow of hyper-color Tyrannosaurus, swashbuckling pirates, and fierce dragons at Sylvania Playland's new Indoor Mini Glow Golf center. In addition to their year-round-access indoor playground with swings, bounce houses, and 9,000 sq. feet of leg room, the new mini golf area will give children 12 and under fun in glowing environments. Owner Melissa Radkov says the indoor playground "helps kids burn off energy year round," and there are plans to add an arcade to the mix. Plus, they offer mini glow golf packages for parties, making it a great venue for this chilly month! Open Monday-Thursday, 10am-8pm; Friday & Saturday 9am-9pm; Sunday 10am-8pm. Playground admission $5.50-$12.75, golf $7-$10. 3620 Centennial Rd., Sylvania. 419-517-9094. www.sylvaniaplayland.com. —EH

Spoonful of sugar Before England exported Supernanny, they gave us Mary Poppins, who taught us words like "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" and made us dream that one day we too might have our sitter take flight with an umbrella. Introduce your children to this classic tale (and to the joy of big musical productions) when the stage version of Mary Poppins arrives at the Stranahan Theatre this month. The show, based on the 1964 film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, recreates the story of the magical nanny who changes the lives of her young charges forever. Tuesday, February 26 to Sunday, March 3, with 2pm and 7:30pm showings Saturday, and 1pm and 6:30pm showings Sunday. Tickets $28-$63.Stranahan Theatre, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. 419-381-8851. www.marypoppins.com. —AO

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The area's green-thumbs will be heading to Woodward High School for the Toledo Botanical Garden's 9th annual Seed Swap on Saturday, February 23. The event draws a thousand gardeners each year, who trade packets of seeds and host workshops, teaching amateurs how to get their plant on. Children can take a tour of Woodward's green house while parents navigate the “fun organized chaos” and attend talks on everything from bee keeping to garden design. “[It’s] a fun atmosphere with our community gardeners and an opportunity [for people] to plan their gardens,” says Marna Cousino, market and events manager for the Toledo Botanical Garden. Attendees receive five free tickets on arrival, plus additional tickets with any seeds they brought, which can then be spent on additional seed packets. Noon-3pm. Free entry. Woodward High School, 701 E. Central Ave. 419-720-8714. www.toledogarden.org. —EH

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The Toy Box at Scoots manager Emily Servais near a shelf of classic wooden toys

Unique toys on tap

Fun the old-fashioned way is the goal at The Toy Box at Scoots. The Perrysburg shop, known previously for children’s shoes, shifted focus in 2012, now specializing in battery-free toys perfect for developing “creative thinking. “These are toys kids won’t outgrow,” owner Leslie Chapman promises. “We go to the New York Toy Fair each January, and look for non-commercial based toys. No Barbies or Batmans here!” Baby shower shoppers will love the selection, from silver banks to burping cloths to bibs, as well as the handcrafted booties that line the store window (“Our best seller,” notes manager Emily Servais). The eco-friendly musical instruments, puzzles, alphabets and farm sets are sure hits, as are the Play Box for Kids stickers that turn everyday household items into toys. One wall features a wide choice of hair bows, barrettes, and decorated headbands, and all kids will find favorites among the wooden trucks, trains and animals, kites, face art kits, and recycle kits. The shop also features wall art by local artist Stephen Fowler, as well as cards, notepads, and bookmarks a shopper might want to keep for herself. Saturday morning story times and craft projects extend the fun! The Toy Box at Scoots, 206 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg. Hours: Monday 11am-5pm, Tuesday thru Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm. 419-872-7547. www.shopscoots.com —CH

Sugar and spice and everything nice

When Amy Schacht and her son Anderson, who was 11 at the time, dusted off after a fun day creating sand art — pouring the grains into odd-shaped containers — she thought the craft might be the basis for a future business. Her son had a better idea: “I would never pay for this, but if you filled these containers with candy, that would be cool!” he told her. The idea for Schacht’s Sugar Shop was born.   At the Sugar Shop, aspiring “edible art” creators choose from 3 dozen different shaped clear containers, including alien heads, peace signs, hearts, and others (ranging from $1-$6), and then fill the containers with any mix of the 150 available sugar flavors. Popular flavors include root beer, blue raspberry, and extreme sour, but the shop also has gourmet flavors (cappuccino, peach cobbler), and even sugar-free options for the health-conscious. Don’t have a sweet tooth? Choose instead to paint ceramics from 2 Art Studio (the two businesses share space). —EM 122 W. South Boundary, Perrysburg. 419-260-0090. www.in2artstudio.com and www.facebook.com/In2ArtStudio. Open Tuesday & Wednesday 11am-8pm; Thursday & Friday 11am-5pm; Saturday 11am-4pm (call in advance in case of private parties).

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Karen Medina's dance experience stretches back 30 years, but it wasn't until she connected with the Lucas County special needs community that she shaped her business — and her life — forever. “I realized that dance doesn't have to be the perfect show — it really goes back to how it makes you feel,” she says. For the past three years, young adults with special needs have found an outlet for creativity and physicality with help from Medina, a local dance instructor. Medina works in coordination with the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities and Harbor’s Quest Program, coaching a group of 23 individuals in her Victory Dance classes, sessions that allow dancers with special needs to find freedom, and joy, in music and movement. Though Medina had no previous personal experience with individuals with special needs, she says these classes have revitalized the idea of dance for her. She explains that she is not only impacting the lives of her dance students, but that they are having a huge impact on her. “Every week I'm humbled,” she says. Though Medina recently had to move her classes to an interim location at the Collingwood Arts Center, she says the temporary stresses do not affect the dancers' spirit. “As long as I have music and a place, these kids will come,” she says. And even during this

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transitional period, Medina is optimistic about her goals for the classes. She wants to set up a non-profit organization to give the idea room to grow, and plans to reach out to others in the special needs community. In the future, Medina hopes to have a wheelchair class, a class for hearing-impaired school age children, and a class for those with sensory impairment. Anyone interested in getting involved with Medina's Victory Dance classes can contact her directly for information at pro-danceco@bex.net.

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Socializing for support

The Epilepsy Center of Northwest Ohio is offering two programs to help children and teens with epilepsy connect with one another this month. “Story Hour with Grandma”: children in kindergarten thru 5th grade can mingle while parents connect and share trials and triumphs in a support group. Saturday, February 9 at 10 am at The Epilepsy Center of Northwest Ohio, 1545 Holland Rd., Maumee. “Coffee Beans and Teens”: Megan, a 22-year-old Center volunteer with epilepsy, will lead an open discussion where teens can discuss their experiences and issues with the illness. Saturday, February 23 at 1 pm at Biggby Coffee, 306 W. Dussell Dr., Maumee. To sign up,call Karen at 419-867-5950 x212. www.epilepsycenter.org.

Karen Medina, back right corner, and her Victory Dancers find freedom and joy in dance


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Mission: Delivering a competent,

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Accreditation: Awarded full

college preparatory curriculum as well as honors courses for the superior academic student to develop critical thinking and creativity skills necessary for acceptance into selective colleges.

Children’ s Discovery Center

a daycare and education provider for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years Seven area locations. 419.872.4510. www.childrensdiscoverycenters.com

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Christian principles in a quality Catholic environment.

Goal: Providing comprehensive

academic programing based on sound

world-renowned Reggio Emilia approach,” says Kristin Tansel, director of CDC Harbor Town in Perrysburg. “We have a child-directed emergent curriculum that is a wonderful way for children to learn about the world.”

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15 hours of in-service training annually.

Stepping up: Five of CDC’s seven

locations meet the “Step up to Quality” standards set by the state of Ohio.

Christ the King School

a Catholic school for students in preschool through grade 8 4100 Harvest Ln. 419-475-0909. www.cktoledo.org

Mission: “We work with parents to develop children who will serve their communities,” says Principal Joe Carroll. Tools: State-of-the-art technology

supports a strong curriculum. Special features include new science lab, K-8 Spanish, Power of the Pen, and Latin classes in the middle school.

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Emmanuel Christian School

a K-12 private education school 4607 West Laskey Rd. 419-885-3558. www.emmanuelbaptist.com

Mission: To assist the Christian fam-

ily by providing students with Godly, loving training that inspires them to exemplify Christ and attain academic excellence.

Cool perks: Sports, arts as well as AP and other accelerated classes.

Character counts: “It is our goal

that students graduate from our college-prep school and live according to the truth of the scripture,” says Bob Flamm, head administrator of Emmanuel Christian School. “We strive to develop the whole person, with a sense of patriotism, spirituality and high academicism.”

Franciscan Acad emy of Lourdes University

pre-school through grade 8

5335 Silica Dr., Sylvania. 419-885-3273. www.fraciscanacademy.org

Motto: Simply Inspiring! International flair: The Academy

is known for a culturally-diverse student body — more than 20 countries of origin are represented!

Success: Students earn 90-plus

percentile scores in math, science and language arts.

national habitat by The National Wildlife Foundation and houses bunnies, turtles, snakes, birds, etc. Children will learn math, science, spelling and empathy for animals.

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active in projects such as visiting the elderly and aiding the homeless and hungry in our community.

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Awards: Was given the 2009 Lourdes

nationally-accredited preschool and kindergarten

College S.A.V.E. Organization's EcoSchool award, and is a Step Up To Quality 3-Star Center, the highest rating available

4650 W. Bancroft St. 419-536-6503. www.gatewaypre-k.com

Goal: "We teach to the individual,"

says Dan O'Connor, owner and business manager. "We believe early childhood should be a time of fun, warmth, security, exploration, and discovery."

Making the grade: Two star

Developing minds: Gateway's curriculum focuses on social and emotional development, physical development, language arts, math, science and social studies.

Growing Minds Learning Centers

Huntington Learning Center

6638 Centers Dr., Spring Meadows Shopping Center, Holland. 419-867-4000. www.huntingtonhelps.com

Mission: To give every student the

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Going green: Growing Minds Learn-

1 Discovery Way (at Summit and Adams St.). 419-244-2674. imaginationstationtoledo.org

Opportunities to learn: Many

offerings are available including Little Kidspace, science story time, hands-on exhibits and camps. Station offers “camp-ins,” field trips, workshops, professional development, energy resources and science videos to teaching professionals.

Outreach: Numerous outreach pro-

grams are designed to meet the needs of children in the community, from individual classroom experiences to entire community centers.

best education possible, through the perfect blend of personalized attention and privacy of tutoring.

Program: HLC prepares a personalized learning plan for each student, in subjects from algebra to physics, and for tests from SAT to AP exams. Certified and trained tutors offer enrichment programs and test-taking strategies.

daycare and preschool for ages six weeks through 12 years that enriches with core values of environmentalism

a hands-on science museum that will let visitors live, feel, and see the wonders of science

Making the grade: Imagination

tutoring and test prep for students K-12, college age and adults

member of Step Up to Quality, Ohio's voluntary quality rating system.

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Imani Learning Academy

a tuition-free charter school for grades K-8 728 Parkside Blvd. 419-536-5374. www.ilacougars.org

Freedom to learn: “We provide a safe environment and create a culture that lets kids feel free to learn,” says Principal Thomas Gladieux. Community: “We want to expand our

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Tech savvy: Every classroom has its

own iPad, with a Smart Board to go with it, and at least two computers. If that’s not enough, there is an Apple computer lab for the student body and staff to enjoy.

Kids Unlimited

after school and summer programs for grades K-8 3891 Martha Ave. 1-800-269-1432. www.kidsunlimitedacademy.org

Goal: Kids Unlimited Academy is

K-8 charter school

824 Sixth St. 419-705-3411. www.hollingworthschool.com

Mission: Providing personalized support to accelerate academic growth with schoolwide differentiated educational activities. Satisfaction: 94% of parents feel that their child is receiving a good education at LHSTG, based on a March 2012 survey. Parental involvement: “We have a

responsibility to provide services at a high level,” says Head of School Terrence Franklin. “We also have high expectations for our students and desire our parents be partners in their child’s education and development.”

Lial Catholic School

committed to providing the best learning environment possible for students to perform at the highest levels.

Catholic elementary school for students beginning with readiness (4 and 5 year olds) to middle school (13 year olds)

Individual learning plans: Each

5700 Davis Rd., Whitehouse. 419-877-5167. www.lialschool.org

student is trained on how to assess their strengths and weaknesses by helping to create and manage their own Personal Plan for Progress. They can reflect on their own personal aspirations and talk about areas of strength or areas for improvement.

open to all: “We service ALL children, even those with special needs.”

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Mission: Caring community focusing on Gospel values in formation of the whole child What’s different:  Students work at

their own pace in multi-age groupings in open spaces for interaction among classrooms. Campus sits on 96 wooded acres. Voice and private piano lessons dur-


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Maumee Valley Country Day School

an independent, co-educational college prep school for early childhood to grade 12

1715 South Reynolds Rd. 419-381-1313. www.mvcds.com

Philosophy: Students’ passions are nurtured through experiential, individualized education.

Passport required: Winterim, a

month-long high school experiential learning program, includes on-campus courses, off-campus professional experiences, and international travel. “We had groups studying cultures in Thailand and Turkey this year,” says Head of School Gary Boehm.

Cool alumni: Michelle Rhee, founder of Students First Advocacy Group, was on Time’s 100 Most Influential People list; Phil Griffin, MSNBC president.

Mercy Autism Services

autism intervention program from birth to age 12 3521 Briarfield Blvd., Maumee. 419-794-7259. www.mercyweb.org

Goal: To offer a customized and indi-

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Unique programs: Respite events on weekends provide parents with three to four hours of free time while kids play.

Montessori Day School

school for children 18 months to kindergarten

5559 West Bancroft St. 419-537-7011. www.montessoriday.com

Goal: “Children love to learn,” says

Directress Joy Perozek. “We provide purposeful activities for our students, but they don’t think of it as ‘work.’ Our program is a great foundation for further education.”

Loving learning: Children work alone

or in groups in five areas: cultural, mathematics, sensorial, language, and practical life according to individual work plans. Teachers guide children toward concentration, independence, and confidence.

Cool extras: Foreign language classes and flexible scheduling.

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Our Lady of Perpetual Help School

grades K-8 Catholic school and parish 2255 Central Grove. 419-382-5696. www.olphschooltoledo.org

Mission: Development of the whole child, through faith, academic formation, and Christian values, to live out the Gospel message. Working parent bonus: Children can enter extended care as early as 7 am, and can stay after school as late as 5:45 pm. Fit for all: OLPH School offers accelerated math and science courses grades 7 & 8, while also offering a learning disability program.

3535 Sylvania Ave. 419-475-9359. www.nda.org

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To register: 419.885.3558 or email lwilson@ecstoledo.org

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e = mc2 Penta Career

Center

grades 10-12 with a focus on career and technical programs 9301 Buck Rd., Perrysburg. 419-666-1120. www.pentacareercenter.org

Fast track: “[Penta] gives students a

jump start on planning for their future careers, whether that’s in construction or medical training, and it gives them an edge in the workplace,” says Monica Dansack, public relations coordinator.

Student talk: “For students to leave their high school and come here, it’s a mature decision, so our students have a lot of focus and maturity,” Dansack says.

Cool alumni: Ben Richmond, famous lighthouse painter and owner of Richmond Galleries, studied commercial art at Penta.

Professional Skills Institute

providing professional medical skills to adults of all ages 1505 Holland Rd., Maumee. 419-720-6670. www.proskills.com

Diverse: Professional Skills Institute

welcomes students from many diverse backgrounds and experiences. It is an ideal size that encourages individual student success in a positive learning environment.

Life prep: Professional Skills Institute

takes pride in its complete preparation of its graduates and welcomes those prospective students who are interested in learning more about the challenging and rewarding medical field.

Student successes: Upon graduating from one of PSI’s rigorous programs, students will receive a diploma and then be immediately eligible to work in medical offices, clinics and hospital billing departments.

Regina Coeli School

Catholic school for students in pre-school through grade 8 600 Regina Pkwy. 419-476-0920. www.regina-coeli.org

Motto: Regina Coeli: A Heavenly Place to Learn

Mission: Regina Coeli will serve,

develop, support and challenge children to live out the Gospel message in service to the church and our changing society.

Trend setters: The school is putting student health first — their policy is no pop or power drinks allowed at lunch.

Homework help: Students can call a

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St. Francis de Sales High School a Catholic all-boys college-preparatory school for grades 9 through 12 2323 W. Bancroft St. 419-531-1618. www.sfstoledo.org

School Motto: “Be who you are and be that well.”

Unique program: Admissions

Director Rick Michalak says, “We have drop-in tutoring in our Achievement Center, and our Achievement Center is open on Sunday 5-8pm. Students can enroll in classes for high school and college credit, and take advantage of our electronic library of 800,000 titles.”

Special offerings: Four-year art

program and 20 AP (advanced placement) classes, including Latin literature!

St. John’ s Jesuit High School and Academy

providing a Jesuit college preparatory education for young men grades 6 through 12 5901 Airport Hwy., 419-865-5743. www.sjjtitans.org

Motto:  Service as a man for others. Incredible stats: More than 70%

of SJJ students participate in athletics. SJJ gives 25,000 hours to food banks, schools, and nursing homes, is one of the first schools to provide iPads to their

students, and in 2012 had four National Merit Scholars and six Commended Scholars.

Goal: “We desire to develop Christian

leaders,” says Chris Alexander, public relations director at SJJ, “We want every student to meet their full potential and to develop Christian leaders. Each student achieves his greatest potential in a diverse Christ-centered atmosphere distinguished by academic success .”

St. Joseph School and St. Joseph Preparatory Academy

Catholic school for students pre-school through grade 8

112 W. Broadway, Maumee. 419-893-3304. www.stjosephmaumee.org

Mission: To help students model the

life and teachings of Jesus Christ in their everyday lives. Prep work: Middle schoolers works in partnership with Central Catholic High School, with a focus on project-based learning, which involves in-depth investigation of real-world problems. All students grades 6 through 8 work with an iPad Touch and have access to an Apple Mac Book.

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St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Preschool

a private Catholic preschool for ages four and five

4201 Heatherdowns Blvd. 419-381-1775 ext. 132. stpatrickofheatherdowns.org

Book smarts: St. Pat’s uses a kinder-

garten reading curriculum for the preschool. “By the time our students enter kindergarten, they are already reading,” Kravetsky says.

Convenience: “We are an all-day,

everyday program,” says Michelle Kravetsky, development/marketing director. “We also provide morning and afternoon latchkey services.”

Have faith: Children are instilled with Catholic beliefs in a positive environment; teacher to student ratio is one to 14.

St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Elementary

a private Catholic school for kindergarten thru eighth grade

Prep: “When our students leave St. Pat’s, they are ready for college-prep high school,” says Michelle Kravetsky, development/marketing director. Play ball (or run!): St. Pat’s offers

a variety of organized sports, including baseball, basketball, soccer, track, cross country, volleyball, and golf.

St. Pius X School

Catholic elementary school for preschool to grade 8 2950 Ilger Ave. 419-535-7688. www.saint-pius.org

Motto: We believe in you. Cool classes: St. Pius X offers Latin

for 7th and 8th graders, Spanish for kids from preschool to grade 8, pre-algebra for grade 7, and algebra for grade 8, as well as enrichment programs Power of the Pen and Science Olympiad.

About community: “We are blessed

to have such wonderful families who support our mission,” says Principal Sue Richardson.

St. Ursula Academy

4201 Heatherdowns Blvd. 419-381-1775 ext. 132. school.stpatrickofheatherdowns.org

An all-girls, Catholic, college preparatory school serving for grades 6-12

Commitment: Students are encour-

4025 Indian Rd., Ottawa Hills. 419-531-1693. www.toledosua.org

aged to grow and develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally and socially in a faith-centered environment.

Mission: Since 1854, St. Ursula has been

educating young women to develop their

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Impressive numbers: 100% col-

lege acceptance; 14 AP and 16 honors courses; leadership opportunities in over 40 clubs.

Recognized nationally: National

and state championship-winning athletic teams, nationally recognized fine arts program and nationally recognized Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Team.

Summit Academy free nonprofit schools for students

with ADHD, autism spectrum and related disorders 1853 South Ave., 419-385-5730 703 Phillips Ave., 419-476-0784 2913 S. Republic Blvd., 419-476-7859 www.summitacademies.com

Message: Any child can learn given

Sylvan Learning Center

tutoring program for students 4 to adult 7131 Spring Meadows Dr. West, Holland. 419-867-1331. tutoring.sylvanlearning.com

Mission: “We make sure all academic

programs are within our students’ reach. We first test students to pinpoint their skill gaps, and each student then receives an individualized tutoring program,” explains Tamara Callejas, the Center coordinator.  

Tech savvy: SylvanSync was recently

launched, which allows students to use iPads for reading/math and delivers results in real time, which can then be viewed on the MySylvan website.

Extras: Besides tutoring, Sylvan offers ACT, SAT, GED, and military testing preparation, as well as summer camp programs.

The Knight Academy

the right environment.

a tuition-free public school for grades 4-8

Kicking it: Summit Academies use the

110 Arco Dr. 419-720-4444. www.theknightacademy.org

“whole child” approach to education, which includes the use of therapeutic martial arts to improve social skills, self control, and self confidence.

Linked in: Classrooms are integrated

with the latest instructional technology with a web-based curriculum.

Motto: A public school with a private school atmosphere.

Homework help: The school year runs from mid-August until mid-June, and school days are from 8am-4pm — the longer day allows for an hour of Academic Assist, where students work on homework with access to any teacher individualized instruction.

Tech savvy: Smart boards are in every classroom, as well as an instant alert system.

Surprise offering: Foreign languages including Chinese.

The Maritime Academy of Toledo

nautically-themed school grades 5-12 803 Water St. 419-244-9999. www.maritimeacademy.us

Mission: Provides “cadets” with mari-

time courses such as Water Rescue and Maritime Skills, in a school rated “excellent.”

Unique programs: The Leadership Corps Elective course will give cadets training in leadership skills.

Academic Prep: Cadets earn a high

school diploma and can take advantage of after school test prep, college prep, and post-secondary college credits.

Toddlers School

an educational child care for infants through grade school children 806 Star Ave. 419-693-7550 ext.211 www.toddlersschools.com

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A new look: They have been excel-

ling in the Step up to Quality program. Their main goal is to provide quality educational care with lower ratios in the classroom.

All-in-one: The learning curriculum

is developmentally appropriate for every age. They offer a kindergarten readiness program, preschool, onsite ODJFS daycare application assistance, certified teachers, video monitored surveillance, hot meals, transportation, secure entrances, free grade-school tutoring, and even match competitors rates.

Toledo Public Schools

providing a rigorous curriculum for students in preschool-high school 420 E. Manhattan Blvd. 419-671-8263. www.tps.org

Looking ahead: Toledo Public School District is in the middle of a historic transformation, “Building for Success.” It includes the offering of neighborhood elementary schools, innovative use of technology for staff and students alike, and expanded course offerings and training for 21st century jobs. Opportunity driven: TPS now offers

Toledo Christian School

a private, non-denominational Christian school for preschool-grade 12 2303 Brookford Dr. 419-389-8700. www.toledochristian.com

Motto: “Building strong minds and strong faith.” Best extracurricular: 2012 state champions for girls’ relay track team.

high school classes to seventh and eighth graders who want to challenge themselves and earn credits towards high school graduation.

Going virtual: High school students can

now take classes online, giving students the opportunity to take courses that may not be offered at their own school, but that are offered at another. This community-based learning ensures that every student, no matter their location, gets an equal chance at a better education.

Meet the grade: “We have an out-

standing academic structure. Most of our students attend four-year colleges right out of high school. In fact, the average GPA for the class of 2012 was a 3.3,” reveals Greg Gettum, director of development.

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Toledo Public 2 Schools Career e = mc and Technology Department giving high school students the opportunity to train for their careers early on 420 E. Manhattan Blvd. 419-671-8301. www.tps.org

Education that works: Through career technology, students learn to be responsible, to adapt and to show initiative in their learning. Training for success: “The Ohio

Department of Public Services lists the top 50 in-demand jobs; we have offerings for students in those areas so that they can be prepared, no matter the field they go into,” says Daphne Willis, department director. “These jobs are in high demand, and because of this jump-start program, students have a better chance of entering these fields straight out of school.”

Mission: “Our goal is to develop leadership, promote personal growth, further career development and encourage community involvement,” Willis says.

Toledo School for the Arts

tuition-free, arts-integrated charter school grades six thru 12 333 14th St. # 4. 419-246-8732. www.ts4arts.org

Goal: “We believe that students learn

better through a creative process. If they’re excited about the arts and we integrate art into geometry, then that creates energy and excitement about learning,” explains Lindsay Williams, assistant to the director.

Kid talk: TSA encourages students to “try different things and be different,” so the atmosphere is “very accepting.” Williams says that the kids often joke “It’s nice being at a school where we’re not the freaks!” Cool alumni: Crystal Bowersox, musician and American Idol runner up; Brian Slayman, Broadway dancer (including the musical Wicked).

Toledo Volleyball Club teaches the sport of volleyball 8 to 18 2901 Key St., Maumee. 419-794-4656. www.toledovolleyballclub.com

Trinity Lutheran School

preschool-8th grade school and church 4560 Glendale Ave. 419-385-2301. www.trinityvikings.org

Mission: “Educating for eternity. Once

you know about Trinity you will want your student at Trinity,” says Principal Jim Landskroener.

Tech savvy: Trinity Lutheran boasts smart boards, computer labs, classroom computers, iPads for grades six through eight, and AppleTV. Play ball: Soccer for grades kindergarten

and up, basketball grade 2 and up, and track and volleyball grades 4 and up.

Whitmer High School

a comprehensive high school with college-prep and career training classes 5601 Clegg Dr. 419-473-8402. www.wls4kids.org

Enriched programming: Honors and AP courses, 15 career training programs including engineering technology and biomedical science,  and 50 extracurricular activities, including Youth for Christ, Latino Club, and Harry Potter group. The arts: Whitmer students take top

awards at art shows. The auditorium, renovated in 2007, is a showcase venue for theatre productions and concerts.

Cool alumni: United States Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman; actress Adrianne Palicki, currently starring in G.I. Joe Retaliation.

Westside Montessori for 13 months to grade eight 7115 W. Bancroft St. 419-866-1931. www.montessoritoledo.org

Mission: “[Montessori education] is about weaving together the child’s interests and strengths while also helping to develop those areas that aren’t as strong. Children are free to explore what they’re interested in, and like adults, when we’re interested, we pay much closer attention!” says Anne Spenny, admissions director. Teacher talk: “Teachers are so deliberate about what they’re exposing the students to,” Spenny says.  

Serving it up: Toledo Volleyball Club is a club dedicated to teaching everything volleyball. Skill levels include beginning to advanced level. private lessons, Strength & Jump Training in addition to local and travel teams available. Individual Skill Camps & TeamClinics in summer and fall.

Travel: Middle schoolers travel to Washington, D.C. and around the state of Ohio every other year.

Prestigious Alumni: All Americans

career opportunities for grades 9 - 12

Ellen Herman, Lauren Paolini & Ashley Schatzle; Sarah Florian former Captain of the Junior National Team; Rachelle Hagerty 2005 Gatorade Player of the year; Ashley Frazier-2012 NCAA Senior Class Award Finalist.

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Technology Center

5719 Clegg Dr. 419-473-8339. www.washloc.k12.oh.us

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Experience:  Gaining job experience is difficult in today’s economy, especially when most jobs require “prior experience.”  In addition to their academic classes, students in the career tech programs participate  in a “School to Work” program.  That way they never have to hesitate to complete the dreaded “Previous Experience” section on their job application.

Community:  Stop by Whitmer CTC for

an oil change, a gourmet lunch or a haircut!  All of these services are offered by students, under the supervision of a certified instructor, for you to enjoy and for them to gain experience in their career field.

Young Men and Women For Change a monthly one to two day boot camp behavior modification program

567-277-5352 or 419-340-9858. www.youngmenandwomenforchange.com

Goal: To educate and empower young

people from 4 years old to grade 12 to become productive, responsible and law abiding citizens

Additional offerings: One on one

individualized services to help children and parents

Why it works: “YMWFC gives children

an idea of the consequences of negative choices and the benefits of making positive ones,” says Atanya L. Hayes, head administrator. “Being in the program and hearing our speakers guides our youth onto the path to making positive choices.”

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Getting a handle on my handles

Mother Mayhem battles with the bulge By Mary Helen Darah

I wrapped, detangled lights, removed caked-on frosting from one contented Corgi who ventured into a post-holiday filled hefty bag, performed Biblical miracles by feeding a guest list that had an unexpected growth spurt, imbibed and feasted. Now the same society that wanted me to shop until I drop hours after giving Thanksgiving gratitude for all I have, expects me to miraculously lower my cholesterol, drop some pounds and lose my Spanx for the New Year. Even worse as I try to get a handle on my “handles,” Cupid’s revenge (a.k.a. Valentine’s Day) pops up on the calendar. Gratuitous chocolate consumption is always a part of this glorious holiday. Although heart-shaped cards full of sentiment are nice, nothing says “I love you” like a brownie with powdered sugar and sprinkles. I try. I really do, but there has never been a baked good I have met that I didn’t bond with immediately. Also, I have to get over the first few days of some pretty high octane psychological “stuff,” the first being the “I am going to eat every carb in sight today because tomorrow I begin as the healthier me” mentality. This state of mind usually lasts about three weeks. Once I get beyond that negative behavior the “What? You’re telling me I can’t have that? Well, I’ll show me!” phase kicks in. This usually ends with the realization that  I can’t zip my calves into my chic knee high boots and that I find it necessary to hold my upper arm when waving goodbye so I don’t flab someone to death. This year I decided to be “hip” as I lost my hips and calculate my food consumption with an “app” on my phone. I tracked my caloric intake and found out at the end of day one that if I were a 6’7”, 278 pound male I stayed within my boundaries. I guess as a 5’10”-ish female I didn’t hit the mark. Cranberry muffins are a wonderful mood booster and after consuming one (OK fine, two … and a 30

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half), I shooed the dust bunnies off the VCR and busted out a kick boxing tape. I nearly killed the dog with my first back kick. I decided that maybe it would be better and safer to hit the floor and work the abs. The combination of having a canine with two inch legs that rejoices in the rare moments when you are at eye level and trying to detect the source of origin for the stains in my carpet (which is right up there with trying to identify road kill) rendered the floor routine ‘not a success.’ The tapes that followed consisting of various models and celebrities breathing seductively (while I sounded like I was giving birth without an epidural) and clad in skin-tight leotards didn’t make the cut either. I settled for a Bollywood dance workout. I am happy to report that I have the “feed the chickens” and “elephant” moves down, but I have a long way to go before I find my “inner Indian.” I have been trying to eat more fruits and veggies as well. I just don’t understand why blueberry Pop Tarts don’t count as a fruit serving. I also purchased a pedometer. FYI: there are 85 steps from the couch to the TV, 153 from my desk to the bathroom and 56 from the back door to my car. Another helpful tip is to visualize how you want to look. It beats laying on your bed trying to stuff yourself into your jeans. Crazy diet plans have been around for centuries. In 1087, William the Conqueror of England was upset because his girth kept him from riding his horse. His brilliant plan of action to shed unwanted pounds was to substitute food for alcohol. He died from falling off his horse. I am so proud of my daughter who shed pounds not by eating grapefruit, swallowing a tapeworm or drinking 12 glasses of lemonade a day with cayenne and maple syrup, but by doing something radical. She ate healthy and exercised. Who ever heard of such a thing?!


Come home to Zia’s

Sunday family dinner, Italian style By Karen L. Zickes

Zia’s

20 Main St., downtown Toledo at the Docks www.ziasrestaurant.com 419-697-7138 Open Monday thru Thursday: 5pm-9pm Friday thru Saturday: 4pm-10pm Sunday: 4pm-9pm I grew up respecting dinner time as a family event, as often as that was realistically possible with six kids. Gathering around the table to share a meal together should be a time to take a break from the busy schedules of the day. It’s a time to have fun and appreciate one another’s company, even if only briefly. Upon entering Zia’s Italian restaurant, I knew this would be a dinner time we’d enjoy.

La dolce vita

THE SHORT COURSE

Kid-friendly: Yes To avoid wait: Anytime Noise level: Moderate Bathroom amenities:

Changing station in women’s restroom High Chairs? Yes Got milk? Yes, as well as chocolate milk, lemonade, Coke products, and apple, cranberry, grapefruit or orange juice Kids’ menu? Yes, and Andrew Martin the Magician entertains tableside on Sunday

I like the several, more upscale Italian restaurants around town as much as anyone, but Zia’s atmosphere immediately says “fun and festive." It’s definitely a place where you can find wonderful Italian food, and feel right at home with your family in tow. A self-proclaimed “foodie," I have always said the atmosphere of a restaurant fills me up as much as the food, and at Zia’s, your senses won’t go away hungry. They have achieved their goal of transporting you to a small Italian village. We all love calamari, and if it’s on the menu, we usually give it a try. Hands down, my family thought Zia’s had some of the best we’ve tasted. The appetizer portion was generous, and every last piece was lightly breaded and tender. You can’t beat the kids meals for children 10 and under. For only $3.95, including a drink, they have a choice of spaghetti and meatballs, fettuccine alfredo, rigatoni, cheese-filled ravioli, or grilled chicken. The fettuccine alfredo scored high points with our group. Dinners came with a large house salad, and fresh Tuscan bread with a unique olive butter spread. I loved my thick cut eggplant parmesan for $16.95.

Though not exactly traditional Italian fare, my husband’s sautéed whitefish with a lemon caper sauce, steamed veggies, and mashed potatoes for $18.95 was very  tasty.  

That’s amore!

Sunday is family day at Zia’s. It also happens to be one of the best nights for us to get out and eat as a family. According to manager Kate Monroe, they offer a great special on Sundays — a large one topping pizza, four house salads, and a bottle of Chianti for $29.95. The rectangular   pizzas are between a foot and a half and two feet long. She added that they are a popular item with summer guests, as they deliver boat side. What really got us motivated to try Zia’s on a Sunday is that our favorite local magician, Andrew Martin, does tableside magic on Sundays from 6 to 8 pm. Voted best entertainer several times by readers in Toledo Area Parent's Family Favorites, he’s also tops on our list.  

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Andrew had many new tricks we hadn’t seen before. (And we’ve seen him perform A LOT!)  After Andrew had finished performing several tricks, we were just chatting and catching up, when my oldest son, who always has a lot to say to Andrew, asked, “Can you make a hundred dollar bill appear?” We’ve never seen Andrew do that, but within seconds, he made a hundred dollar bill appear. Now THAT’S what I call magic!

Bottom Line: With great food and an atmosphere with lots of personality, Zia’s makes its mark on the Italian restaurant scene. Though families would love it any day of the week, the family meal deal and magician Andrew Martin make Sundays extra special.   Karen Zickes is a mom of three active children and freelance writer who resides in Holland, Oh. She can be reached in c/o editor@toledoparent.com .

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February2013 1 FRIDAY Give Kids A Smile Day - Oral hygiene, X-rays and fillings will be the focus of free dental appointments at Owens Community College as more than 150 area elementary and high school students’ teeth are transformed to pearly whites during the nationwide Give Kids A Smile Day. Owens’ Dental Hygiene program, in collaboration with the Toledo Dental Society, will be offering a day of free dental services for children with limited or no access to care ages six months to 18. Appointment reservations must be made prior to the event. 8am-12pm & 1-4pm. Free. Owens Community College, Health Technologies Hall, Dental Hygiene Clinic, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg. 567-661-7294. www.owens.edu

2 SATURDAY Dance Clinic for Grade School Girls The Central Catholic High School Irish Dance Team (IDT) will present a dance clinic for all grade school girls. All students who participate in the dance clinic will perform with the Irish Dance Team at halftime of the Central Catholic Lady Irish vs. Northview varsity basketball game in the Sullivan Center that evening. Game time is 7:30pm, but participants should arrive at 6:45pm if they plan to perform at halftime. Check-in at 8:15am for grades K-4, and from 12-3pm for grades 5-8 with check-in at 11:45am for grades 5-8. $25 includes an IDT T-shirt & admission to the girls’ basketball game. Central Catholic Sullivan Center, 2550 Cherry St. 419-255-2280. www.centralcatholic.org

Sylvania Northview Hosts Largest Garage and Bake Sale in Community - Sylvania Northview High School will hold its annual garage and bake sale.  Items for sale include small appliances, small furniture items, clothing, jewelry, toys, books, electronics, tools, and other household items. Proceeds will benefit Sylvania Northview After Prom, an alcohol and drug free event. 9am-3pm. Free. Sylvania Northview High School, 5403 Silica Dr., Sylvania. 419-885-7227. www.sylvanianorthview.org Angry Birds Live! - Make those angry birds come to life! Test your bird-launching abilities to take down those egg-stealing pigs. There will be a live-action fortress demolition as well as other fun Angry Birds games and snacks! Registration required. 11am-12pm. Main Library, 325 North Michigan St. 419-259-5200. www.toledolibrary.org Oh! Groundhog! - Will the ground hog see his shadow? Join the Metroparks to shake away the winter blues with funfilled activities, humorous weather lore, and a visit to Wildwood Willie’s meadow habitat. 10am. Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. 419407-9700. www.metroparkstoledo.com

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Professional Bull Riders Friday & Saturday, February 8-9 Courageous cowboys will be holding on to bucking beasts for a shot at the big leagues when the Professional Bull Riders competition lassoes the Huntington Center. Described as the “NFL of professional bull riding,” the PBR will celebrate 20 years of competition with “an adrenaline-filled thrill ride,” says senior manager of public relations Jack Carnefix. Families can watch in amazement as bulls weighing 2,000 pounds buck riders weighing less than a tenth of that — the 35 competitors risk it all while hanging on for 8 seconds at a time in the hopes of winning a spot in the PBR’s major league circuit. 7:30pm. $12 kids two to 12 / $22-$52 adult. Kids under two on a parent’s lap free. 500 Jefferson Ave. 419-255-3300. www.huntingtoncentertoledo.com—EH

3 SUNDAY Free Family Center: Toledo Area Lil’ Artists! - Kids up to age 10 participate in themed art activities in the Museum’s Family Center. Sunday, 12-5:30pm; Tuesday & Thursday, 10am3pm; Friday, 3:30-8pm. Free. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419255-8000. www.toledomuseum.org

6 WEDNESDAY Toddler Trails - This outdoor, multisensory nature play and exploration program runs the first Wednesday of each month. Parent must accompany their child at the program. Register toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years only. 10am. Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. 419-407-9700. www.metroparkstoledo.com Cont. on pg 34

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Food For Thought - Maumee Valley Country Day School presents Food For Thought, a discussion with New York Times bestselling author of Four Fish, Paul Greenburg. Event also features alumni artist Hannah Lehmann’s exhibit A Visual Exploration of Food and its History and Lou Ann Glover’s Vessels: Gatherings. 7pm. Free. Maumee Valley Country Day School, 1715 S Reynolds Rd. 419-381-1313. www.mvcds.org

7 THURSDAY The Minds of Boys & Girls: Helping Our Children Do Their Best In Life - St. Johns Jesuit High School & Academy and St. Ursula Academy & Junior Academy invite the public to a presentation by Michael Gurian, author and Co-Founder of The Gurian Institute. Gurian is a renowned social philosopher and family counselor featured on NBC, CBS and NPR. 7pm. Free. St. John’s Jesuit High School, 5901 Airport Hwy.

9 SATURDAY Vanimal-tine’s Day! - Spend the day watching some of your favorite Zoo animals receive some great treats, and see how the Zoo shares the love on this very special day. Animals will explore their exhibits and find paper machete Valentines filled with species-appropriate treats. It’s a great source of enrichment for the animals, giving them a chance to explore their habitats and use their senses to manipulate objects and engage in naturalistic behaviors. 10:15am-4pm. The Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway St. 419-385-5721. www.toledozoo.org

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Valentine Cards and Crafts - Please stop by the craft tables and make some easy Valentine’s Day cards and crafts. The library provides all the supplies. You supply the creativity! 9-4pm. Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd., Oregon. 419-259-5250. www.toledolibrary.org Bonjour, Fancy Nancy - You’re cordially invited to attend a Fancy Nancy soiree (that’s a fancy French word for saying party). Come dressed in your fanciest outfit with plenty of accessories such as boas, bracelets, and bows. Also, dine on fancy treats and create a wonderful craft. Registration requested. 2-3pm. Holland Branch Library, 1032 South McCord Rd., Holland. 419-259-5240. www.toledolibrary.org Winterfest 2013 - Head to Whitehouse and enjoy the annual Winterfest featuring sled races, snowman building and snowball throwing contests, ice sculptures, horse and carriage rides and a 5k race. There’s also a Chili Cook-off with a live concert featuring The Wanna Bees, a Snow Ball Dance in the evening for adults only and a Kids Snow Ball at Anthony Wayne Preschool in the evening. the Kick-off parade starts at 10:30am. Visit the website for a full schedule of activities. 10:30am-11pm. Whitehouse Library, 10651 Waterville St., Whitehouse. 419-877-5383. www.whitehouseoh.gov BIG - Take a quirky and imaginative look at the size and scale of the universe. With a lighthearted storytelling style, 3D graphics, clay-animated characters and a surround musical score, BIG brings a really big subject down to earth. February 9 & 23, 7:30pm. $5 adult / $4 children and Lourdes community. Lourdes University Appold Planetarium, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. 419-517-8897. www.lourdes.edu/planetarium


Valentine’s Day Fun! - Drop in on this LOVEly day and create a Valentine to give to your sweetie! 2-4pm. Sanger Branch Library , 3030 West Central Ave. 419-259-5370. www.toledolibrary.org

10 SUNDAY Valentines Passion: Chocolate and Candlelight - Rejuvenate your passion for the outdoors and each other on this romantic, self-guided winter walk along a wooded, candle-lit trail. You and your sweetie will be provided with a lantern to help guide your way to the fire at the Lodge, where you will delight in sampling a variety of decadent chocolate desserts. Sip gourmet hot cocoa by the fire while enjoying soft music. Fee per person. Registration required. Program repeated February 12 & 14. Oak Openings Preserve, 4139 Girdham Rd., Swanton. 419-407-9700. www.metroparkstoledo.com Free Family Center: Weaving Patterns! - Kids up to age 10 participate in themed art activities in the Museum’s Family Center. Sunday, 12-5:30pm; Tuesday & Thursday, 10am3pm; Friday, 3:30-8pm. Free. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. 419-255-8000. www.toledomuseum.org

11 MONDAY Valentine’s Party! - Valentine’s Day is this week, and celebrating with hearts, fun, games, and prizes. There’ll be lots of sweets and treats to tempt one and all. Come for the “red-hot” party. Costumes, and wearing “pink” are welcome! Registration required. 6-8-pm. Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. 419-882-2089. www.toledolibrary.org

12 TUESDAY “For Me, For You, For Later” Storytime - Bring your preschooler to this three week class about saving, sharing and spending. Use stories, puppets, crafts and a play store to teach concepts like saving and making choices. Each child will receive a free financial education kit with a Sesame Street DVD, a set of bank jars and a children’s book about money. This program is made possible through a generous grant from the PNC Foundation. Registration required. Tuesdays, February 12-26, 7pm. Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd., Oregon. 419-259-5250. www.toledolibrary.org Mardi Gras Madness! - Put on your disguise, and march into the Library for a Fat Tuesday carnival celebration! You’ll be jazzed by crafts and games, but don’t forget to check your king cake for a surprise! Registration required. 6:30-7:30pm. Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman. 419-259-5270. www.toledolibrary.org Engineers Week - 2013 marks the 61st anniversary of National Engineers Week. Help celebrate Think It. Build It. Test It & Do It Again! Explore the engineering design process and discover that creativity and imagination are essential skills for an engineer. February 12-18, 10am-5pm. Imagination Station, Summit & Adams St., Downtown Toledo. 419-244-2674. www.imaginationstationtoledo.org

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MONDAY-Saturday Kindermusik Preview Class, Explore fun,

musical adventures with your child. For children ages newborn through seven years. Miss Barb’s Music Studio, 3307 N.Holland-Sylvania Rd. 419-842-8331. www.MissBarbs.Kindermusik.net

MONDAYs REFRESH Moms Group, Come enjoy a light

breakfast and be refreshed by connecting with other moms 2nd & 4th Monday each month. Open to all moms with children birth-elementary school. Childcare provided. Hope Community Church, 5650 Starr Extension, Oregon.

Sweet Sharings, Bring your little ones for an

hour of fun activities that will build memories together. 10am. Sweet Cheeks Pure Baby Boutique, 5577 Monroe St., Sylvania. 419-517-0506. www.puresweetcheeksbaby.com

TUESDAYs Nursing Mothers Group, These meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month (except major holidays). Nursing moms and new babies are invited to attend informal discussion about breastfeeding issues. 12:30–2pm. Toledo Hospital, 2142 North Cove Blvd. 419-291-5666. www.promedica.org

TUESDAYs & THURSDAYS

Family Center Fun, Kids up to age 10 participate in themed art activities in the Museum’s Family Center. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10am-3pm. Free. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419-2558000. www.toledomuseum.org

THURSDAYS Mother Goose Storytime, A storytime

program for 12–23 month old children. The program involves active participation and interaction between the child, the caregiver and a member of the Library staff. 9:30am and 10:30am. Free. The Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. 419-874-3135. www.waylibrary.info

Mothers’ Center of Greater Toledo,

Mothers meet for fun, food and friendship. Reliable and safe childcare provided. 9:45-11:15am. McCord Road Christian Church, 4765 N. McCord Rd., Sylvania. The group is not affiliated with the church. www.motherscenter.net

FRIDAYS Babytime, Have fun with stories, rhymes and music and discover ways to develop early literacy skills in your young child. Join us for a book program designed just for the littlest learners. Go online for each Library’s age range and registration details. Registration required. 10am. Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. 419-878-3055. www.toledolibrary.org

SUNDAYS

Free Family Time Tour, Children and their

adult partners tour works of art related to the Family Center’s weekly art project, then roll up their sleeves back at the Center for hands-on creating. 2pm & 2:30pm. Toledo Museum of Art Family Center, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000. www.toledomuseum.org

WednESDAYs mom2mom, The Toledo area’s newest moms’

group meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays every month. 9:15-11:15am. Christ the Word Church, 5432 West Central Ave. www.mom2momtoledo.com

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15 FRIDAY Baby Tours - Watch your child respond to large colorful paintings and learn ways to facilitate early visual literacy skills. Parents and caregivers with infants up to 18 months are welcome. Meet at the TMA Family Center. 6pm. Free. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000. www.toledomuseum.org

16 SATURDAY Montessori Parenting Classes: My Toddler Can Do What? - Every Saturday a Montessori-Certified Infant & Toddler Teacher answers the mysteries of toddlers. 10-11:30am. $15 per class. Lullaby Lane, 3100 Main St., Maumee. 419-866-1931. www.MontessoriToledo.org Saturday Morning Storytime Club: Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band - Club members will join the Acoustic Rooster Band today for a musical storytime full of songs, rhymes, motion, games, crafts and activities. Discover new ways to develop new early literacy skills in your young child. Registration required. 11am-12pm. Main Children’s Library, 325 North Michigan St. 419-259-5200. www.toledolibrary.org

17 SUNDAY Free Family Center: Vases and Vessels! - Kids up to age 10 participate in themed art activities in the Museum’s Family Center. Sunday, 12-5:30pm; Tuesday & Thursday, 10am-3pm; Friday, 3:30-8pm. Free. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000. www.toledomuseum.org

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18 MONDAY Toledo Astronomical Association Join the Toledo Astronomical Association and the Sylvania Branch Library for a night of star-gazing, and planet-viewing. Meet at the Sylvania Memorial Park on Garden Park Road for telescopes and fun! Registration required. 7-8:30pm. Sylvania Memorial Park, Garden Park Rd., Sylvania. 419-882-2089. www.toledolibrary.org Mad About Mo (Willems)! Celebrate the wonderful characters created by Mo Willems, including Elephant and Piggie, Knuffle Bunny and the Pigeon. There will be stories, refreshments, games and a craft. Registration required. 2-3pm. Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. 419-878-3055. www.toledolibrary.org Sensory Friendly Movies - These movies are intended to provide an accepting environment for individuals with challenges who may find it difficult to attend a movie at a traditional theater. The lights will remain on softly and the volume will be lowered. Movies will be rated PG or G and appropriate for all ages. Contact Pam after February 11 for film title. 10am. $4.50, includes a small pop and popcorn. Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee. 419-380-5126. www.lucasdd.org

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19 TUESDAY Wee Workshop: A Squirrel Life Imagine how much fun life would be as a squirrel in summer time. But, how do these hardy creatures survive the cold months? Wee Workshop is a hands-on nature experience designed to cultivate your child’s love for the outdoors. Register child only. Parent must accompany their 3 to 5 year old child at program. Registration required. 10am. Wildwood Preserve Metroparks, 5100 W. Central Ave. 419407-9700. www.metroparkstoledo.com

21 THURSDAY Fabu Fashionista: A ComplEvents Event - A mother/daughter event to help your daughter celebrate who she is! Spend time with your daughter creating a special look that celebrates her gifts and qualities. At the end of the event each mom and daughter will have an opportunity to celebrate themselves on the Fabu Fashionista runway! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to create wonderful memories together! Mothers can also be aunts, grandmas, or prominent female role models in a girls life. Registration begins January 12, 2013. Watch for details on ComplEvents facebook page! Red Willow Event Center, 5805 Woodville Rd., Northwood. 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. $35 per duo with $16 per additional daughter. 419-705-5538. www.mycomplevents.com

22 FRIDAY Alexander and the...Very Bad Day - Alexander isn’t having just a bad day—in fact, this is a terrible, horrible, no good day! In this delightful adaptation of Judith Viorst’s popular children’s series, the rather exasperating life of one of America’s feistiest characters is set to music. Alexander deals with a best friend who decides not to be a friend any more, as well as with cavities, lima beans and even kissing on TV. His struggles with life’s daily dramas entertain and educate young audiences, who readily identify with Alexander and the obstacles he encounters as they struggle to cope with their own very bad days. Shows at 10am & 12:15pm. $7.50. Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd, Sylvania. 419-824-3986. www.lourdes.edu Ceramics and Clay w/ Liz Spencer The Toledo Museum of Art’s Family Center is giving kids and their parents a new reason to say “T.G.I.F.” with an alternative that is fun, educational and accessible for the whole family. The last Friday of every month, the Family Center hosts a local artist who speaks to families with children 10 and under about their process and inspiration. 6-7pm. Free. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000. www.toledomuseum.org

23 SATURDAY Montessori Parenting Classes: Montessori Material Make & Take Every Saturday a Montessori-Certified Infant & Toddler Teacher answers the mysteries of toddlers. 10-11:30am. $15 per class. Lullaby Lane, 3100 Main St., Maumee. 419-866-1931. www.MontessoriToledo.org Family Carnival - The family will enjoy games & prizes, face painting, cake walk and a family-friendly comedy show by Tom Toombs! 12-4pm. McCord Rd Christian Church, 4765 McCord Rd., Sylvania. 419-882-6703. www.visittheroad.org

24 SUNDAY Free Family Center: Lines to Shapes! - Kids up to age 10 participate in themed art activities in the Museum’s Family Center. Sunday, 12-5:30pm; Tuesday & Thursday, 10am-3pm; Friday, 3:30-8pm. Free. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000. www.toledomuseum.org

25 MONDAY Dr. Seuss Birthday Week! - In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ Birthday, the Library invites you to come in and vote for your favorite Dr. Seuss story, make a craft, and enjoy a treat anytime during the week. February 25-March 2,12-8:30pm. Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. 419-882-2089. www.toledolibrary.org

26 TUESDAY Mary Poppins The Musical - This spectacular hit has astonished over seven million people worldwide with its pure Broadway magic. With four productions currently running on three continents, Mary Poppins is one of the biggest stage musical successes in recent years to come out of London and New York. The consummate Disney production features the irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, plus brand-new breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stage-craft to make it everything you could ever want in a hit Broadway show. So get swept up in the fun of this high-flying musical. February 26-March 2, 7:30pm. $28-$63. Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. 419-381-8851. www.stranahantheater.com

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