July Family Briefs

Press Staff Writer

Car Show planned
        A car show will be held Sunday, July 31 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Stony Ridge Community Park, 5705 Oak St. The entrance to the park is on Stony Ridge Road, off SR 20.
        There is a $5 registration fee to participate. The event will also include food trucks, music by Cruisin’ Zeake, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle to benefit the Stony Ridge Park.
        For more information, call Christine at 419-779-7543.
Museum to present children’s program
        The National Museum of the Great Lakes will host “Capt. Scupper’s Songfest: Maritime Music and Movement,” Monday, July 18, at 10:30 a.m.
        This new, small-group activity, presented by Sing into Reading, was developed with children ages 0-6 in mind. During the class, little ones will spend 30 minutes exploring maritime themes through music and movement with a parent or caregiver, followed by open play in the museum’s “Port of Play,” and exploration of the museum galleries.
        The class is limited to 20 kids and their grownups. Additional classes will be offered on Aug. 22 and Sept. 19. Admission is $5 for NMGL members and $15 for non-members, which includes museum-only admission for one adult and child.
        The National Museum of the Great Lakes is located at 1701 Front St., Toledo. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit nmgl.org
Free concert
        The Wood County Museum will host a free concert featuring live music on the east wing porch of the historic County Home building on Thursday, July 21 at 6 p.m.
        The new event, “Music at the Museum,” will feature three bands, including Todd Elson & Ryan Brown at 6 p.m., Toraigh at 7 p.m. and Corduroy Road at 8 p.m.
        Concertgoers are asked to bring chairs or blankets for lawn seating.  Food trucks will also be onsite. The museum will be open for self-guided tours as well.
        “Music at the Museum” is sponsored by Liesel Traister, Dolores Black, Michael and Theresa Marsh, Lynn and Betty Wineland, Edwin and Irma Wolf, Farmers & Merchants State Bank and through anonymous support.
        For more information about museum events, visit woodcountyhistory.
Walbridge Library to host program
        Join the Wood County District Public Library and the Wood County Park District for a program on “Fascinating Freshwater Mussels” on Friday, July 29 at 1:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Walbridge Library, 108 N. Main St.         Families will learn more about local freshwater mussels from Naturalist Craig Spicer and get to know about their place in our local ecosystem in this informative and engaging talk.
        Registration is required. To register, call 419-352-8253, email woodkids@wcdpl.org or register online at wcdpl.org.
Girls Hub Chairs at Imagination Station
        If you could tell your story, what would it be? In many cases it’s a roadmap of where you’ve been and where you hope to go.
        Through July 20, the inspiration and artistic stories of local young women will be displayed at Toledo’s Science Center.
        Girls Hub is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering. Arts and Math) summer program for girls and young women ages 12-17 that offers a dedicated workspace in design and construction, plus a mentorship program. This program through Women of Toledo teaches girls/young women how to use power tools and how to be the change they want to see in the world.
        This year’s project was “Building Our Seats at the Table.” Each of the 21 participants built and designed a chair so that they will always have a seat at the table. Each chair is unique to its designer and carries themes like Unity, Home of the Brave and Family.
        “My chair is meant to share a message – that women can do as much or even more than men,” Amamree, 14, said. “Building my chair gave me confidence, accountability, empowerment and satisfaction. Never let anyone tell you what you can or can’t do, unless it’s your mother, then I can’t help you there. If you want something to happen, work for it.”
        Girls Hub’s Fearless Builders will celebrate completing the program on Wednesday, July 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the KeyBank Discovery Theater. All are welcome.
        Imagination Station is located at 1 Discovery Way, Toledo. Visit imaginationstationtoledo.org for more details.
Funding awarded
        The Wood County Protective Services Unit, a division of the Department of Job and Family Services, will receive $110,576 in incentive funding from the State of Ohio.
        The funding is being given to 58 counties who met 95% compliance or more in two critical practice areas. Wood County achieved 95% in timely investigations and 99% in the composite visitation score for required face-to-face visits with children and parents. This achievement demonstrates the agency staff’s diligent focus on casework activities necessary to address the safety, permanency and well-being of the children of Wood County.
        For more information, contact Sandi Carsey, Protective Services Administrator, Wood County Job and Family Services, at 419-352-7566 or Sandi.Carsey@jfs.ohio.gov.


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