Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018
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Our Town Going Out

Storytelling, yarn bombing, parks programs on tap for Sylvania weekend

This weekend, enjoy a puppet show at Olander Park, partake in an art installation, and see whether the groundhog gets spooked by its shadow. 


Children are invited to join storyteller Mary Leugers and her dog Rags for Arctic Animal Antics. The morning will be filled with stories, crafts, and outdoor activities learning about animals that enjoy the cold weather. The event starts at 10 a.m. at the Gorman Nature Education Center at Olander Park, 6930 Sylvania Ave. For information, call 419-882-8313 or visit

American Legion Joseph W. Diehn Post 468 hosts a night of dancing with live music from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at 5580 Centennial Rd. There’s a $6 cover charge, and cash bar. For more information visit


Take part in the Sylvania Community Arts Commission outdoor decorating project, the Yarn Bomb. Weather permitting installation of the art will take by covering the yarn designs the horse head pitching posts that dot the sidewalks in downtown Sylvania. The group will meet at 10 a.m. at the Sylvania Historical Village, 5717 Main St. For information, visit

This week’s Travel Circle is heading to east Africa, in Safari to Tanzania, presented by Sally and Bernie Albert. This event invites park goers to enjoy some winter sports, hiking or skiing, and then heading inside for a lesson featuring a travel destination. The event starts at 1 p.m., with activities led by the Maumee Valley Adventurers, followed by a presentation at 2:15 p.m. at Metroparks Hall in Wildwood Metropark at 5100 W. Central Ave., Sylvania Township. For information, call 419-865-5795 or visit


Will we have another six weeks of brutal cold weather? Find out at the event "Oh! Groundhog!" All eyes will be on Wildwood Willie to see whether he sees his shadow, a sign that winter may continue for the next six weeks. Wildwood Metropark will also host activities and share folklore about Groundhog Day. The free event is held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Metroparks Hall, Wildwood Preserve, 5100 W. Central Ave. For more information or to register call 419-407-9706 or visit

Secor Metropark’s National Center for Nature Photography is displaying more than 70 nature photographs from three separate artists. They are: “The Owl and the Woodpecker,” by award-winning photographer Paul Bannick, who lives in Seattle; “Trees: A Photographic Celebration,” by the Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, photographer Ian Adams; and “A View From The Light,” by Maggi Dandar, who lives in Curtice, Ohio. The works are on view noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Feb. 16 at the park's center at 10001 W. Central Ave., Sylvania Township. For information, visit

All levels and ages are welcome to Open Skate at Tam-O-Shanter. The ice rink is open to the public seven days a week, including Sunday. Children under 3 are free, adult non-resident $4, adult-resident $3, ice skate rentals $2. Tam-O-Shanter is at 7060 Sylvania Ave. For times and information, call 419-885-1167 ext. 2 or visit

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