Updated: January 25, 2018

Free Dental Services For Kids Offered At Owens
The Owens Dental Hygiene program, in collaboration with the Toledo Dental Society, will offer a day of free dental services for children ages 6 months to 18 years with limited or no access to care.
The event will take place on Friday, February 2 from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the college’s Dental Hygiene Clinic,m located on the second floor of the Health Technologies Hall on the Toledo-area Campus.
Held each February in conjunction with National Children’s Dental Health Month, Give Kids a Smile Day pro-vides free oral health education, screening and treatment services to children from low-income families across the country. Owens dental hygiene second-year students, faculty and alumni, and area dentists will be conducting dental services, which will include dental education and screening, X-rays, oral prophylaxis (cleanings), limited restorations and dental sealants. In addition, first-year students from the health programs will provide educational presentations for parents and children.
Owens’ program also offers dental services to area residents through its Dental Hygiene Clinic. The 20-chair clinic is staffed by dental hygiene students and supervised by licensed dental professionals at Owens, and appointments are available during the fall and spring semesters for a $30.00 fee.
Individuals interested in receiving free dental service are encouraged to contact the College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic at (567) 661-7294 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 7294. Appointment reservations must be made prior to the event.

Model Railroad Club Announces Open Houses
The Blissfield Model Railroad Club, 109 E. Adrian St., Blissfield, Mich., will offer a winter series of open house events on the third weekend of every month in January through April on Saturdays and Sundays, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
After four years of intense construction, the large HO-scale model railroad has been completed; although, as on any model railroad, modifications are always underway.
Multiple trains will be operating continuously on the railroad layout during the open houses, with trains running on three different levels.
Model railroaders, train enthusiasts, rail fans, seniors and children of all ages are invited.
Admission is free, but donations to the building fund are appreciated. For more information, visit or Blissfield MRC on Facebook.

Great Lakes Museum Features Kitty Smoke
The National Museum of the Great Lakes will host The Adventures of Kitty Smoke and Her Friends: The Exhibit at the museum through Wednesday, February 28.
The Adventures of Kitty Smoke and Her Friends is a delightful story about a Great Lakes tugboat, Kitty Smoke, and her amazing comeback. It features 22 illustrations that have been professionally framed to preserve this incredible story.
The children’s book, published by the museum, is a product of the imagination of Alexander B. Cook, a longtime supporter and former board chairman of the Great Lakes Historical Society, which owns and operates the National Museum of the Great Lakes.
“On this, the 49th year that Cook has painted the society’s annual holiday card, we were thrilled to be able to publish this artistic snapshot of the Great Lakes maritime industry,” said Christopher Gillcrist, executive director of the museum.
PNC Bank provided a grant to publish Kitty Smoke and enable the museum to facilitate field trips and/or outreach programs to underserved children across the community. The book will be sold only at the National Museum of the Great Lakes, with all proceeds supporting the organization.
“The Great Lakes make up the largest body of fresh water on the planet and they have a significant impact on Northwest Ohio,” said Bill McDonnell, PNC regional president of Toledo. “This book helps children understand how the Great Lakes enable our economy to thrive.”
“At this time, more than 30 programs have been scheduled around the community,” Gillcrist added. “An NMGL educator will facilitate the outreach programs and leave a copy of Kitty Smoke behind at each location for more children to enjoy.”
The National Museum of the Great Lakes is located at 1701 Front St., Toledo. Admission to the exhibit is included with regular museum admission. For more information, visit

Half-Off Coupons Facilitate Affordable Fun
The Toledo Zoo is offering a half-off admission coupon through Friday, March 2 that is redeemable on visits within the same time period.
Guests must present the coupon (printed or digital) at the entry gate to receive the discount. The coupon is not valid with any other offers and does not apply to groups of 20 or more.
Details, including a full listing of all the zoo’s fun and affordable events, are available at

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