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Expanding the dream

After expenditures of $4.5 million and a year of construction, West Side Montessori’s new building at 7115 W. Bancroft is set for a September unveiling — but the new space’s natural feel isn’t even the best part, says Ben Roberts, director of the campus consolidation program. “The best thing about the new facility is that

Tales and trails

Feel the magic of classic tales experienced in the real world, as the Metroparks and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library present Stories in the Park, a new series aimed at kids ages 5 through 8. Librarians read the stories, then participants head out into the park to observe story elements as a reality. On Saturday,

Flexibility for the working parent

A long day at work can feel like punishment without the right childcare to ease a busy mom or dad’s mind, and for parents who juggle late-night shifts or multiple occupations it can be even tougher. The YMCA and JCC of Greater Toledo hope to alleviate these challenges with child care options that cater to

New use for old jeans

Not many 11-year-olds can say they’ve already helped set a world record, but Erek Hansen can. Collecting 1,684 items of denim clothing for a recycling drive, Curtice, Ohio native Erek was one of the National Geographic Kids readers who helped set the record for “Largest Collection of Clothing to Recycle” in 2009. Erek, who has since

Detecting fun

Curious kids can dig deep and learn the details of how real crimes are solved, as Owens Community College presents a Crime Scene Investigator Youth Camp for ages 13 to 17, August 7 through 9. Participants will learn the skills used by professional investigators to gather evidence of foul play, from fingerprints to hair to

A whole new world

Experience wonderful phrases, a whole new world, pirate ships and more at the Toledo Symphony’s presentation of Disney in Concert: Magical Music From The Movies. The suites from popular Disney films such as The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Aladdin and Pirates of The Caribbean are performed by the Symphony and acclaimed national