Updated: August 16, 2022

Maritime-Themed Music Supports Early Reading Skills

The National Museum of the Great Lakes will host another Capt. Scupper’s Songfest: Maritime Music and Movement on Monday, August 22 at 10:30 a.m.

The small-group activity, presented by Sing Into Reading, was developed especially with children ages 0-6 in mind. During the class, little ones will spend 30 minutes exploring maritime themes through music and movement with a parent or caregiver, followed by open play in the museum’s “Port of Play” and exploration of the museum.

Each Capt. Scupper’s Songfest class is limited to 20 kids. An additional class will be offered on Monday, September 19.

Registration is $5.00 per class for NMGL member children and $15.00 per class for nonmember children (nonmember price includes museum-only admission for one adult and child). Capacity is limited, so advance registration is encouraged.

For additional information, visit or call (419) 214-5000.

LCCS Plans Safety Fair In Downtown Toledo

Lucas County Children Services (LCCS) will sponsor a Safety Fair on Saturday, August 27, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Lucas County Conference and Learning Center, 711 Adams St., with additional activities and displays in the adjacent surface parking lot. The event is free and open to the public.

Food trucks and other vendors will be on-site, along with children’s activities. LCCS will also hold drawings to give away home safety kits, which include a first aid kit, smoke and CO2 detectors, a fire extinguisher and other items.

Family Fun Fishing Derby Planned In Waterville

The Waterville Rotary Club and city of Waterville are hosting a Family Fun and Fishing Derby on Saturday, September 17 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Waterworks Park.

Registration is underway for youths ages 6-14 and is open to the first 60 to sign up. Fishing begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 10:00 a.m., and prizes are available for two age groups for most fish caught and longest fish. The grand prize is a bicycle.

Bring your own rod and tackle if available. Bait will be provided.

In addition to prizes, youths will be treated to games and activities by the Anthony Wayne Community YMCA, a local K-9 unit presentation, pizza and refreshments.

To sign up, visit the municipal building at 25 N. Second St. or call (419) 878-8100 by Friday, September 9.

RiverFront Studios Hosts Kid-Friendly Activities

RiverFront Studios, 36 N. Third St., Waterville, is offering kids’ programs for ages 3 to 17.

A preschool music program is offered for ages 3-5. For more information, visit

The After School Art Series offers in-depth 60-minute art classes in three- to four-week workshops that will allow students to better sharpen their art skills and have practice in several mediums, including drawing, oil pastel, painting and clay. Each class meets once per week. Ages 7-11 meet on Tuesdays, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and ages 12-15 meet on Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Makers Mondays are offered throughout the school year from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. These workshops are for kids ages 6 and up to come in and make one-of-a-kind creations in 60 minutes. Projects will include clay, paintings and crafts. Attendees can sign up for just one session or all of them.

Kids’ Paint Shop takes place once a month on Saturdays from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Kids age 6 and older will have fun creating an awesome painting in 90 minutes.

For more information on all activities, including session topics, pricing and to register, visit

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