What’s happening in your community (updated Dec. 14)

NEWLY POSTED: Cookie Bake-Off, Dec. 17

Wood County District Public Library  will hold its community Holiday Cookie Bake-Off Monday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. 

The event is open to bakers and tasters as well.  For more information , call the Wood County District Public Library’s Adult Services department at 419-352-5050.

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NEWLY POSTED: Library presents Christmas movie double bill, Dec. 21

The Children’s Place of the Wood County District Public Library will be showing a Christmas movie double feature on Friday, Dec. 21.  Come at 10 a.m. to see your favorite Muppets retell Charles Dickens’ Christmas classic. Come at noon to enjoy the humorous tale a young girl trying to make Christmas magical in the hotel where she lives.

For more information, contact the Children’s Place at 419-352-8253.


NEWLY POSTED:  Homeschool hangout at library set for Dec. 19
The Children’s Place of Wood County District Public Library is collaborating with local homeschool families to host a “homeschool hangout” each month at the library.

 This month’s “homeschool hangout” will be on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 1-3 p.m.

Students of all ages and their parents/guardians are welcome to participate in this friendly get-together, with opportunities for conversation, resource sharing, and play. As hosts, the Children’s Place shares a variety of board games, as well as a Wii gaming system.

For more information, contact the Children’s Place staff at 419-352-8253.


Toledo Jazz Orchestra performs Ellington Nutcracker, Dec. 15

The Toledo Jazz Orchestra with dancers from the Toledo School for the Arts will present the Duke Ellington-Billy Strayhorn Nutcracker Suite, Saturday, Dec. 15, at 8 p.m. in the Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St., Toledo.

The music from the original Duke Ellington Orchestra album was later expanded and adapted into the “Harlem Nutcracker” by Dave Berger.

Inaddition to the Nutcracker, the Toledo Jazz orchestra will play music arranged for the Airmen of Note and Army Jazz Ambassadors, as well as arrangements by Gordon, Godwin, Tom Kubis, and Rob McConnell and classics from the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

Tickets are $28 and $38 and $5 for students. Call 419-242-2787 or visit www.toledojazz.org.


Mrs. Claus to visit library, Dec. 16

Mrs. Claus will visit the Wood County District Public Library to share songs and stories with families in the Children’s Place on Sunday, December 16, at 2 p.m. Don’t forget your camera! Please contact the Children’s Place at 419-352-8253 with any questions.


Help Me Grow playdate, Dec. 17

Parents and caregivers with young children are invited to the December Help Me Grow playdate at the Children’s Place of the Wood County District Public Library on Monday, Dec. 17 from 10 to 11 a.m.  This session, open to everyone, offers stories, playtime, and community support resources. For more information, contact the Children’s Place staff at 419-352-8253.


Schooner Farms to celebrate winter solstice, Dec. 20-23

Schooner Farms is hosting a Winter Solstice Luminaria Walk, Go for a night time walk around the Serpent Mound lined with 1,000 luminaries and Lavender Labyrinth on evenings surrounding the winter solstice. The celebration will be held Thursday, Dec. 20 through Sunday, Dec. 23 with two time slots each evening,  5:30-7 and 7:30- 9 p.m. Enjoy a bonfire afterwards.  Infinite Zen Food Truck will have warm and tasty treats. For more information go to the website.

Schooner Farms, 14890 Otsego Pike Weston.  Call for more information, 419-261-0908.  A limited number of tickets are available.

To order tickets go to https://schoonerfarms.ticketleap.com.

Youth basketball league registration open through Dec. 28

Registration for the youth basketball leagues at the Bowling Green Community Center is open.  Participants ages 5-12 may register for this league.  Divisions will be split by grades.  This is a very popular program and everyone is encouraged to register before the Dec. 28 deadline.  Prior to the league, participants are asked to attend one of the following skills assessment dates:
Grades K-4: 12/11, 12/12, 12/18, 12/19 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Grades 5-6: 12/11, 12/12, 12/18, 12/19 6:30-7:30 p.m.

League practices begin the week of Jan. 7 and the winter season runs through March 2.

To register, call 419-354-6223 or visit www.bgohio.org/parks