How Children Learn Best
Thursday, November 10
Learn how to tap into any child’s full learning potential with a presentation by internationally renowned researcher and psychology professor Dr. Angeline Stoll Lillard. Dr. Lillard is the author of Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius, and will present scientific data to support the call for evidence-based learning in a way that is easily comprehendible for teachers as well as parents. Her research compares how traditional learning methods fall short and the practices developed by physician Maria Montessori continue to be proven more effective. 7pm. West Side Montessori Bancroft Campus, 7115 Bancroft St. 419-866-1931. www.wsmctoledo.org
1 TUESDAY Partners in Fun Tie Dye – Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun and help create beautiful art projects. Thanksgiving is around the bend, so tie dye some beautiful turkeys. For ages 3-4yrs old with an adult. Register online.10-11am. $5. 577 Foundation, 577 East Front St., Perrysburg. 419-872-0305. www.577foundation.org
2 WEDNESDAY Toddler Trails – This outdoor, multi-sensory nature play and exploration program runs the first Wednesday of each month. Designed for ages 18 months to 3 years, and their adult companions. Register toddlers only. 10am & 11:30am. Wildwood Preserve, 5100 W. Central Ave. 419-407-9700.
We the People – Students will have a blast learning about the three branches of government, the First Amendment, presidential elections, democracy, the judicial process and more in this all-new musical review that brings American Civics lessons to life. Barreling through a variety of musical styles including rock, rhythm-and-blues and hip-hop, We the People instills American pride in audiences of all ages, and, perhaps, might even inspire them to get involved and make a difference. Wednesday, 10am & 12:15pm; Thursday, 10am. Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd. Sylvania. 1-800-878-3210.
5 SATURDAY Epworth UMC Harvest Bazaar – Get a jump on holiday shopping at this fall and holiday fine arts and crafts bazaar. 50 local and regional artisans will have their works featured. In addition, there will be a silent auction, card party and live entertainment. Lunch will be served at 11am. Presold tickets only. 9am-4pm. Epworth United Methodist Church, 3077 Valley View Dr. 419-531-4236. www.epworth.com
Oak Grove School Open House – Calling children of all ages, the 1890s Oak Grove School is open for you to enjoy. See how much education changed in the last 100 years when you meet a school marm dressed in period clothing, slide into a desk to work on a slate board or crack open a McGuffey reader. Just remember to behave. Discipline must be strict when dealing with eight grades in one building. 10am. Wildwood Preserve, 5100 W. Central Ave. 419-407-9700.
A Celebration of Dance featuring “The Nutcracker” – Bring the little ones for this open house with crafts, games and dancing and meet members from The Toledo Ballet. The dancers will highlight selections from the perennial holiday favorite “The Nutcracker.” Come share this wintry, magical story with others! 11am-12pm. Toledo-Lucas County Public Library Main Branch, 325 North Michigan St. 419-259-5207. www.toledolibrary.org
Sweaters, Sweets and Santa – Sweaters, blouses, skirts and dresses will be on sale for $1-5. The event benefits Project Dignity. Money raised will be used to buy new socks and underwear for children. Christmas-themed gifts, decorations and a bake sale will also be offered at minimal prices.10am-2pm. Pilgrim Church,1375 Sylvania Ave. 419-478-6012.
15th Annual Dia De Los Muertos The Sofia Quintero Art & Cultural Center will celebrate this spiritual and cultural holiday with the 15th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Fundraiser at the Erie Street Market. Proceeds from the event benefit after school programs and youth classes at The Center as well as the several community gardens it oversees. The evening will be full of great entertainment, art and traditional Mexican cuisine. 6-11pm. $35 advance/$40 door. Erie Street Market, 237 South Erie St. 419-241-1655.
7 MONDAY Yellow Brick Road – In this new musical loosely based on “The Wizard of Oz,” Dora feels like she’s caught between two worlds: on one hand, she is expected to embrace the Latino family traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation, but she also wants to be a contemporary American teenager. Click your heels to Latino songs, learn some Spanish and discover the power of embracing multiple cultures and the true meaning of “home.” 10am & 12:15pm. Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd. Sylvania. 1-800-878-3210. www.lourdes.edu
8 TUESDAY Hooray for Homeschoolers: Bird Feeders – Not all birds migrate during the cold winter months. Explore the birds that brave the winter in northwest Ohio. Participants will make their own bird feeder out of natural materials. This feeder will help keep the birds in your backyard well-fed throughout the winter. 2pm. Side Cut, 1025 W. River Rd., Maumee. 419-407-9700. www.metroparkstoledo.com
Cloth Diapering Class – Join Tender Loving Cloth Diapers LLC. for a class designed to inform and instruct parents on this cost effective and eco-friendly ways to diaper your baby. 6:30pm. Free. Maria Early Learning Center, 4651 Monroe St. www.tlcdiapers.com
11 FRIDAY Little People Live Musical Show – No matter what December holiday you celebrate, you’ll have a great time with Eddie, Sonya Lee and Michael as they share the joys of friendship and discover the true meaning of holiday spirit. Saturday & Sunday, 1pm & 3pm. Free with Zoo admission. Toledo Zoo, 1 Hippo Way. 419-385-5721. www.toledozoo.org
Wiggle, Giggle, and Sing Out Loud
Come get your Wiggles & Giggles out with Miss Barb’s Music Studio, Inc. which offers Kindermusik. Kindermusik engages your toddler to be creative, to initiate their own ideas and to respond in their own ways. As they play instruments, sing, move and explore, they’ll uncover an engaging musical world while building self-control and communication skills! 10am. 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. 419-878-3055. www.toledolibrary.org
12 SATURDAY Gobble Til’ You Wobble! – Now your kids can get in on the fun and make great kid-friendly entrées for the family with Kids in the Kitchen. They’ll make friends and food with kids their own age, while learning the importance of cleanly food preparation. This month is Thanksgiving themed. For kids age 4-13! Limited space is available so register today. 12:30-2pm. $35-$40. Super Suppers, Progress Dr & Dixie Hwy N, Perrysburg. 419-872-6325. www.ssperrysburg.com
The Art of Autism – Learn about autism and how its affects on adults. Sherry Moyer of The University of Toledo Center for Excellence in Autism, author and artist Judy Endow, MSW and Vicki Obee-Hilty of Bittersweet Farms will speak. Reservations required. 9am-2pm. $20. Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 N. Michigan St. 419-875-6986 ext.1241.
14 MONDAY Positively Perfect Pancake Party! Flip some flapjacks and gobble some griddle cakes. Bring the whole family to a party where you’ll help cook pancakes and then have fun eating them! 7pm. Reynolds Corners, 4833 Dorr St.
15 TUESDAY Becoming a Jewelry Artisan – Under the expert instruction of Stephanie Bowie-Williams learn how to design your own unique jewelry creation. Designed for grades 6-12. Registration is required. 6:30-7:30pm. Toledo-Lucas County Public Library’s Sanger Branch, 3030 W. Central Ave. 419-259-5370.
Wee Workshop: Talking Turkeys This program is so much fun, your kids will gobble it up. Wee Workshop is a hands-on nature experience designed to cultivate your child’s love for the outdoors. Register child only. Parents accompany their 3 to 5 year old child at program. 10am. Wildwood Preserve, 5100 W. Central Ave. 419-407-9700.
19 SATURDAY Kris Kringle Village – Bring the entire family to see the giant gingerbread house featuring a fireplace, holiday wreaths and decorations and of course – candy, lots and lots of candy! The house will be constructed and decorated by students from Penta Career Center. Santa will arrive after the THE BLADE’s 24th Annual Holiday Parade and you’ll find him waiting for children to share their holiday wishes. The Village will be on display at Imagination Station from November 19-January 2nd, 2012. check website for hours of operation and prices. 1 Discovery Way, Downtown Toledo.
THE BLADE 24th Annual Holiday Parade – The holiday tradition presented by Taylor Automotive Group is committed to providing a fun, family-friendly holiday celebration to enhances the community spirit. The parade theme is “Holidays from Around the World.” Marching bands, giant helium balloons, the Distinguished Clown Corps and more will be featured in the parade.10am. Downtown Toledo. www.toledoblade.com
Calvary Women’s Ministry Annual Luncheon – The Women’s Ministry of Calvary Baptist Church will host its’ Annual Cancer Awareness Luncheon. There will be various agency representatives available to offer information on services available to Cancer patients and their families and friends.10am. Calvary Baptist Church, 702 Collingwood Blvd. 419-242-8379
25 FRIDAY North Pole Express – Bring your whole family, including visiting relatives and friends, for an exhilarating quarter-scale steam train ride aboard Engine 901 as it chugs its way around the track through a magical winter wonderland of sparkling holiday lights and festive decorations. Every weekend November 25-January 1. Fridays, 6-9pm; Saturdays, 5-9pm; Sundays, 5-8pm. $1 children/ $2 adults. Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc., 11600 CR 99 @ I-75 Exit #161, Findlay. 419-423-2995. www.nworrp.org
26 SATURDAY TSO Pops with It’s a Wonderful Christmas – This holiday season, Michael W. Smith brings the wonder of Christmas to northwest Ohio with a joyous and soulful program perfect for the whole family.8pm. $62. Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. 419-246-8000. www.toledosymphony.com
27 SUNDAY Home for the Holidays Parade and Tree Lighting – Join the Perrysburg community and get ready for the upcoming holidays with this delightful holiday parade and official tree lighting. The PAAC Community Choirs will perform during the ceremony. 4-5pm parade; 5-6pm tree lighting. Downtown Perrysburg. www.downtownperrysburg.org