Kids

Updated: March 18, 2021

Model Railroad Club Offers Open House

The Blissfield Model Railroad Club, Blissfield, Mich., will hold a reservations-only layout tour event on Saturday, March 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The large, HO-scale model railroad will be open for families and small groups of up to 10 people for 30-minute visits, scheduled on the hour and half-hour. In order to ensure a safe visit for friends and fans, masks are required and social distancing between visitors or families will be in effect.

Admission is free, but the nonprofit club does appreciate donations. There will be a door prize drawing from the individual registrations.

The club is located at 109 E. Adrian St., Blissfield, Mich. For more information and reservations, visit www.bmrr.org, www.facebook.com/BlissfieldMRC/ or call (517) 486-0404.

Easter Coloring Contest Set At Levis Commons

The Town Center at Levis Commons will offer a customer-favorite Levis Commons tradition for the 2021 Easter holiday season – the Easter Coloring Contest – with two age categories: 5 and under, and 6 through 10. Through Wednesday, March 31, families can pick up blank coloring pages during regular business hours at Starbucks-Levis Commons (right next to the mobile order pickup) or at Salvatore Capelli Salon and Day Spa, or take advantage of contactless, virtual access.

By visiting shopleviscommons.com/events (click on the Easter Bunny icon), participants can download and print the age-appropriate coloring page.

One winner in each age group will win a Levis Commons prize pack valued at $100, with prizes including Salvatore Capelli services, Starbucks swag and a Levis Commons gift card.

To enter, the completed coloring page should be submitted electronically with a scan or image e-mailed to cbest@hillpartnersinc.com or by mail to the Management Office c/o the Easter Bunny, 3201 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg, OH 43551. Submissions must be received before Wednesday, March 31. Winners will be announced on the Levis Commons page on Facebook and through www.shopleviscommons.com on Thursday, April 1.

TMA Introduces Saturday Family Art Club

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) is launching a new, free art-making program for children and their grownups, called Family Art Club, on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Designed as a way for children 10 years old and younger and their grownups to explore art together, these 45-minute workshop sessions include all the supplies needed to create a unique work of art inspired by the art and artists in TMA’s collections and special exhibitions.

While the museum is excited to welcome the public to Family Art Club, visitors’ next experience at TMA will look different. Important instructions before arrival:

Family Art Club is free, but to keep a safe capacity, advance registration is required at tickets.toledomuseum.org or (419) 255-8000, ext. 7448.

All staff and Family Art Club participants will complete a health screening upon entering, which includes completing a questionnaire and a temperature screen.

The program will be held in the Toledo Museum of Art Family Center and Classrooms, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo.

Planetarium Presents Dome From Home Club

The Lourdes University Appold Planetarium presents the Dome From Home Club. Members will experience a new show every week right from home. Nothing can really compare with the immersive experience of traveling through space in the Appold Planetarium, but watching a version formatted for your flat screen at home is the next best thing.

“The Dome From Home Club is a new STEM education offering made available free to the public because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to continue to educate and encourage curiosity, despite the restrictions created by this pandemic,” explained Laura Megeath, coordinator of the Appold Planetarium.

The club is free. For more information or to sign up, visit www.lourdes.edu/outreach/appold-planetarium.

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