Celebrate Father’s Day At The Toledo Zoo
This Father’s Day, bring dad to meet the Toledo Zoo’s animal dads, including Batu the white-cheeked gibbon, Marty the polar bear, Boomer the orangutan and Silvio the mongoose lemur.
The Father’s Day celebration includes free admission for all dads accompanied by their child(ren) and fun, dad-friendly games throughout the zoo’s main plaza.
Visitors can also treat dad to a special barbecue lunch, prepared by the catering staff in The Lodge. Lunch prices include admission to the zoo and member discounts apply. Seating for the barbecue lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. Reservations are required. Additional information, including pricing, menu and online reservation procedures, can be found at or by calling (419) 385-5721, ext. 6001.

Kids’ Art Camp Offered At First Presbyterian
First Presbyterian Church, 611 Farnsworth Rd., Waterville, will offer an Art Camp for grades K-6 on Monday through Friday, June 19-23, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The cost is $5.00 for the week, which includes supplies. Projects include glass, clay, watercolor painting and more. RSVP by Monday, June 12 to or (419) 878-2806.

Summer Day Camp Offered At Good Grief NWO
Good Grief of Northwest Ohio will host a three-day Summer Day Camp experience for grieving children ages 6-18 in its Holland program space on Tuesday through Thursday, June 20-22 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Activities will feature visits from the Toledo Zoo and Imagination Station, plus a drum circle, yoga and art activities to help grieving children learn positive ways to cope with grief and loss.
Attendees do not need to be current Good Grief participants to attend, but preregistration is required.
To save a place, call (419) 360-4939 or e-mail For more information, visit

Kids History Day Camp Set At The Wolcott
The Wolcott 2017 History Day Camp will be held at the Wolcott Heritage Center, 1035 River Rd., Maumee, Monday through Friday, June 26-30 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The camp is designed for children going into 3rd through 6th grades
Different daily experiences including games, music, stories and preparing old-fashioned snacks will be featured. Attendees will create many take-home projects, experience daily life in the 1800, spend a day with Guest Native American Interpreter Taylor Moyer, and explore transportation with activities in the historic Train Depot and caboose. Additionally a visit to the farmhouse to try weaving and learn about production of textiles with guest weaver Ruth Hasselman is planned. A presentation by MVHS curator, Kathy Dowd will talk about the layers of clothing that comprised the fashion in the early days. Throughout the week, students will gain an understanding of the United States’ symbols and patriotism.
The cost is $175 per child. Register online at

Summer Safari Camps Offered At The Toledo Zoo
The Toledo Zoo Summer Safari Camps are weeklong day camps offered for ages 4-15.
Camp topics range from learning all about Australia in Critters Down Under and Journey Through the Outback, to participating in the ZooMazing Race and creating animal-tastic masterpieces in Wild Artist.
Older kids (ages 11-15) can spend time working as junior zookeepers or even venture out with zoo biologists for a hands-on project in Conservation Explorers.
Camps run through Friday, August 11.
For more information or to register, visit

Free Ice Cream Offered For Helmet-Wearing Kids
Area children could receive free ice cream for wearing a helmet while cycling, skateboarding or rollerblading. Officers from Maumee, Toledo Area Metroparks, Waterville, Waterville Township, Whitehouse and the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office who observe children wearing helmets may reward them with a coupon that entitles the recipient to a $1.00 ice cream cone or $1.00 off another purchase. Ice cream stores and participating police agencies are listed on the coupon.
Reward coupons end on Labor Day, Monday, September 4. Ice cream rewards for wearing a helmet was the initiative of Judge Gary Byers and is funded by Byers and the staff of the Maumee Municipal Court.

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