Earth Song — Easter Song

by Pastor Ralph J. Mineo – April 22nd was the 45th annual Earth Day. The fundamental vision of Earth Day is to have a clean earth, to “stop our misuse of the planet.” On the 20th annual Earth Day, I wrote a song titled “Earth Song” based on Psalm 104. The refrain of the song is: “The earth is full of the riches of God. May the glory of God shine forever in the world.”

by Pastor Ralph J. Mineo

April 22nd was the 45th annual Earth Day. The fundamental vision of Earth Day is to have a clean earth, to “stop our misuse of the planet.” On the 20th annual Earth Day, I wrote a song titled “Earth Song” based on Psalm 104. The refrain of the song is: “The earth is full of the riches of God. May the glory of God shine forever in the world.”

Here are the verses:

1. You, O God, have created the world. You clothe the earth with glory and with majesty.

2. From the depths of my soul I praise you God. You have set the earth on the foundation of your love.

3. The oceans, the mountains, the valleys, the sea, the animals, the birds and trees, you made them all.

4. You, O God, give food for all the earth. You send the rain. You nourish all the world with your love.

5. Every day of my life, I’ll sing to God. As long as I shall live on earth, I’ll praise my God.

My favorite verse to sing is verse 3, but I’m always moved by the concepts that the earth is set on the foundation of God’s love, and, in addition to food and rain, God nourishes us with love. As the scripture says: “God is love.”

April 5th was our annual celebration of Easter, the Resurrection of our Lord. The church has been celebrating this day annually for over 2000 years! We might say that the fundamental vision of Easter is to have a clean heart, to stop our misuse of our relationship with God and with the children of God. The fundamental truth of Easter is that Jesus lived, died, and was raised from death that we might have a right relationship with God. Jesus certainly wants our hearts to be clean, restored, renewed. This happens by the power of the resurrection!

Maybe I’ll write an “Easter Song,” inspired by the “Earth Song.” The refrain might go like this: “My heart is full of the riches of God. May the glory of the God shine forever in my life.” I would certainly want to keep the structure of verse 3. It might go like this: “The healing, the wisdom, the Spirit, the grace, the peacefulness, the love and hope, you give them all.”

Of course the love of God in Christ Jesus is central to our “Easter Song.” May this be true among us, and in all the world: the love of Jesus is the foundation of our lives! Amen!

Church news for Sunday, May 3, 2015

Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist and Bairdstown United Methodist Church – Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist will celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Easter on May 6, 2015 with worship beginning at 10:15 am. Rev. Susan Kronbach will preach Jesus’ “I am” sayings from the gospel of John – this week, “I am the vine.”

Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist

Church news for Sunday, May 3, 2015

Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist will celebrate the Fifth Sunday of  Easter on May 6, 2015 with worship beginning at 10:15 am.  Rev. Susan Kronbach will preach Jesus’ “I am” sayings from the gospel of John – this week, “I am the vine.”

Sunday School for youth and adults is held at 9:15 am, and during worship following the children’s moments for elementary school age children.  Please plan to join us!

Other activities at the church this week include choir practice each Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm; a Staff-Parish Relations Committee meeting on Wednesday, 5/6 at 7:30 pm; a Trustees meeting on Thursday, 5/7 at 6:15 pm; and Church Council Thursday, 5/7 at 7:00 pm.

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Bairdstown United Methodist Church

Church news for Sunday, May 3, 2015 –

The Bairdstown United Methodist Church will be celebrating the Fifth Sunday of Easter on May 3, with worship beginning at 9:15 am.  Rev. Susan Kronbach will preach “I am the vine” – Jesus’ sayings from the gospel of John.  Sunday School class is held immediately following worship.  Please plan to join us as you are able!

Cinco De Mayo Fiesta at the Eagles

CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA at the North Baltimore Eagles
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Dinner served from 4:00 ‘til Gone

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2 beef burritos, beans and rice 8.00

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ODOT District Two Weekly Construction Update – May 1

Some older projects are completed and some new projects are commencing. I – 75 could be a mess at any given moment…

ODOT District Two Weekly Construction Update – May 1

Lucas/Wood Counties 

1. Interstate 75: Widening
Wood & Hancock Counties (170-14, 199-14, 237-14 & 3000-14):
Through 2016, southbound I-75 is reduced to two lanes from US 20 to I-475 in Perrysburg. Through November, from 7pm until 6am, single lane restrictions are possible on I-75 between the I-75/I-475 interchange in Perrysburg to CR 99 in Hancock County.  Through Saturday, May 2, overnight from 7pm until 6am, I-75, between SR 18 and CR 99, will be reduced to one lane for shoulder work.  Through 2016, 11-foot lane width restrictions are in place on I-75 between US 20 in Perrysburg to CR 99 in Hancock County.  Through December, Township Road 101 in Hancock County, between CR 220 and TR 142, will be closed for bridge work over I-75.  Project complete: October 2017.  All work is weather permitting.

2. Interstate 75: Widening *UPDATE*
Lucas County (485-14, 536-14):
Project to widen I-75 from I-475 in Toledo to I-280.  Through July 2018, single lane overnight restrictions are possible on I-75, from I-475 in Toledo to I-280 for traffic shifts.  Motorists are advised of traffic pattern changes in this work zone.

Through fall 2016, one lane of I-75 traffic is maintained in current northbound lane and one lane of traffic is relocated to southbound I-75 and separated by barrier wall.

Effective tonight, at 9pm through Friday, May 1, at 6am, lane restrictions are possible on southbound I-75 from I-280 to Lagrange Street.  Intermittent short term ramp restrictions are possible on North Expressway Drive.

On Monday, May 4, through May 2017, the Polish Village Overpass will be closed for bridge work.  Detour: North Expressway Drive; Stickney Avenue; South Expressway Drive.

The following ramps are closed:

·         Through November 2016, the ramp from northbound I-75 to Phillips Avenue (Exit 206) is closed.  Detour: south Expressway Drive (Exit 207); Stickney Avenue; North Expressway Drive.

·         Through June 2016, the ramp from southbound I-75 to Philips Avenue (Exit 206) will be closed.  Detour: North Expressway Drive (Exit 207); Stickney Avenue; South Expressway Drive.

·         Through June 2016, the ramp from Phillips Avenue to northbound I-75 is closed.  Detour: Manhattan Boulevard; Lagrange Street; South Expressway Drive.

·         The ramp from North Cove Boulevard to westbound I-475 is permanently closed.  Detour: Central Avenue; Detroit Avenue; Phillips Avenue.

·         The ramp from eastbound I-475/northbound I-75 to Jeep Parkway is permanently closed.  Detour: Philips Avenue (Exit 206); Detroit Avenue; Berdan Avenue.

·         Through July 2016, the ramp from northbound I-75 to Jeep Parkway (Exit 205A).  Detour: Berdan Avenue (Exit 205B); Detroit Avenue.

·         Through July 2018, the ramp from Jeep Parkway to southbound I-75.  Detour: Berdan Avenue.

·         Through July 2018, the ramp from Willys Parkway to northbound I-75.  Detour: Berdan Avenue; Detroit Avenue; Philips Avenue.

·         Through July 2018, the ramp from southbound I-75 to Willys Parkway (Exit 205A).  Detour: Detroit Avenue (Exit 203B).

Local Streets:

Through July, expect lane restrictions on Phillips Avenue at I-75 and on Lagrange Street at I-75 for bridge work.

Through June 2016, Jeep Parkway from Central Avenue to Berdan Avenue is closed.  Central Avenue; Detroit Avenue; Berdan Avenue.

Through July 2018, Willys Parkway from Pioneer Lane to Jeep Parkway is closed.

Project complete: July 2018.  All work is weather permitting.

3. Interstate 75: Pavement Rehabilitation
Lucas County (268-14):
Through July, I-75, from the I-75/475 split in Toledo to the Anthony Wayne Trail, is reduced to two lanes. Through April, Oakwood Avenue, between Wells Street and Grove Place, will be closed for bridge work.  Seek alternate route.  Through July 2016, the following ramps will be restricted or closed:

·         The interchange ramp from eastbound I-475 to southbound I-75 is reduced to one lane.

·         The interchange ramp from northbound I-75 to westbound I-475 is reduced to one lane.

·         The ramp from Detroit Avenue to southbound I-75 is closed.  Detour: Monroe Street; Michigan Avenue; SR 25.

Additional ramp closures will be announced.  Project complete: July 2016.  All work is weather permitting.

 4. Interstate 475/U.S. Route 23: Interchange Upgrade
Lucas County (184-14):
Lane restrictions are possible at the interchange of I-475/US 23 from Central Avenue to N. Holland Sylvania Road.  Through April, lane restrictions are possible on Blossman Road, between Moffet Road and Plainview Drive for bridge work.  Traffic will be maintained by flaggers.  Project complete: December.  All work is weather permitting.

5. Interstate 475: Bridge Widening *UPDATE*     

Lucas County (251-13 & 235-14): Effective tonight, from 7pm through Friday, May 1, at 6am, the ramp from westbound Dussel Drive and eastbound Salisbury Road to northbound I-475 will be closed for bridge deck pour.  Detour: southbound I-475; US 24 (Exit 4).  Through July, the ramp from Airport Highway to southbound I-475 is closed for bridge repair.  Detour: I-475; Central Avenue (Exit 13). Through May 2016, overnight from 8pm until 6am, lane restrictions are possible on I-475, between Angola Road and Salsibury Road/Dussel Drive.  11-foot lane width restrictions are in place on I-475, between Angola Road and Salsibury Road/Dussel Drive.  Through June 2016, lane and shoulder restrictions are possible on the Ohio Turnpike (I-80/I-90) at the I-475 bridge.  Through June, Manley Road at the Ohio Turnpike Bridge is closed.   Project complete: June 2016.  All work is weather permitting.

6. Interstate 475: Noise Wall Installation

Lucas County (314-14): Through May, weekdays from 10am until 4pm, and on Saturday’s from 7:30am until 4pm, eastbound I-475, between Corey Road and Talmadge Road, is reduced to one lane for post installation.  Through June, shoulder restrictions are possible on I-475, from Corey Road to Woodley Road, for noise wall installation.  Overnight lane restrictions on I-475 will be announced.  Project complete: June.  All work is weather permitting. 

7. Interstate 475: Bridge Deck Replacement
Lucas County (480-14):
Through August, overnight from 9pm until 6am, single lane restrictions are possible on I-475 at Bancroft Street for bridge replacement.  Through August, expect shoulder restrictions on I-475 at Bancroft Street for bridge repair. Though July, Bancroft Street at I-475 is closed for bridge replacement.  Detour: Holland-Sylvania Road; Dorr Street; McCord Road.  Project complete: August.  All work is weather permitting.

8. U.S. Route 20: Holland Sylvania Road & Reynolds Road Intersection Improvements
Lucas County (145-14 & 252-14):
 Through June, lane restrictions are possible on Central Avenue from Fairbanks Avenue to Reynolds Road for median installation.  Additionally, through June, expect lane restrictions on Holland-Sylvania Road, between Huntingfield Boulevard to Bonsels Parkway for median installation.  Through June, intermittent lane restrictions are possible at the intersection of Central Avenue and Reynolds Road for safety improvements.  Project complete: July.  All work is weather permitting.

9. State Route 2: Anthony Wayne Bridge Project  *UPDATE*

Lucas County (58-13): Through November, the Anthony Wayne Bridge is closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.  Detour: Oak Street; Fassett Street; Miami Street; I-75; Anthony Wayne Trail (Exit 201B); Monroe Street; Summit Street.  Through June, Miami Street between Nevada Street and Greenwood Avenue, is closed for bridge work.  Detour: Fassett Street; Oak Street. Effective Monday, May 4 through Friday, May 8, Yondota Street, between Stratton Street and Greenwood Avenue, will be closed for bridge work.  Detour: Nevada Street; Utah Street; Greenwood Avenue.   Project complete: December.  All work is weather permitting.

10. State Route 295: Culvert Replacements *NEW WORK*

Lucas County: Effective Monday, May 4, from 7am through Friday, May 22, at 3pm, SR 295 will be closed between Doran Road and Archbold-Whitehouse Road for multiple culvert replacements.  Detour: US 24; SR 64.  All work is weather permitting.

11. McCord Road: Underpass Construction *MCCORD ROAD CLOSES FRIDAY*

Lucas County (236-14): Through September 2016, northbound McCord Road, between North Mall Drive/Hall Street and Spectrum Drive, is closed.  Detour: Airport Highway; Holland Sylvania; Angola Road.  Through April, southbound McCord Road, between North Mall Drive/Hall Street and Spectrum Drive, is reduced to one lane for traffic maintenance.  On Friday, May 1, through September 2016, southbound McCord Road, between Spectrum Drive and North Mall Drive/Hall Street will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.  Project complete: November 2016.  All work is weather permitting.

12. Various Routes: Bridge Painting *UPDATE*
Lucas County (8027-14):
 Through May, the right turn lane from southbound Summit Street (SR 51/65) to Oliver Street may be restricted for bridge painting.  Suggested alternate route: Clayton Street.  Work on Miami Street (SR 65) and on US 24 near Fallen Timbers will be announced.  Project complete: December.  All work is weather permitting.

13. U.S. Route 6: Pavement Reconstruction and Bridge Work
Wood County (170-14):
Effective Thursday, May 7, at 9pm through Friday, May 8 at 5am, US 6, between County Home Road and SR 25, will be closed for beam installation.  Detour: eastbound US 6:  southbound I-75; Cygnet Road (Exit 171); northbound I-75. Detour westbound US 6: northbound I-75; SR64/SR105 (Exit 181); southbound I-75.  Through October, US 6, between SR 25 and Dunbridge road, is reduced to one lane in each direction.  Lane widths are restricted to 11ft in this work zone.  Through October, the ramp from southbound I-75 to eastbound US 6 is closed.  Detour: westbound US 6; SR 25.  Work complete: October.  All work is weather permitting.

14. U.S. Route 6:  Resurfacing and Bridge Work *NEW PROJECT*
Wood County (434-14):  Effective Thursday, April 30, through May, US 6, between SR 199 and New Rochester Road will be reduced to one lane for bridge work.  Traffic will be maintained by automated signal.  Effective Monday, May 11, through August, US 6, between Rudolph Road and Klopfenstein Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction for bridge repair.  Additional lane restrictions on US 6, between SR 199 and Rudolph Road will be announced.  Project complete:  September.  All work is weather permitting.

15. State Route 65: Resurfacing
Wood County (587-14):
Through August, daytime intermittent lane restrictions are possible on SR 65, between SR 235 to SR 64 for resurfacing.  Lane width restrictions of 10.5 feet are possible in this work zone.  Traffic will be maintained by flaggers.  Project complete: August.  All work is weather permitting.

16. State Route 65:  Slope Repair *NEW PROJECT*

Wood County (119-15):  On Monday, Monday, May 11 through May, intermittent lane restrictions are possible on SR 65, between Weston Road and Benschoter Road, for preconstruction work.  Effective Monday, June 1, through September, SR 65, between Weston Road through Benschoter Road, will be closed for slope repair.  Detour: SR 235; US 6; SR 65.  Project complete: September.  All work is weather permitting.

17. State Route 281: Bridge Replacement

Wood County (442-14): Through May, SR 281, between SR 25 and Solether Road, is closed for bridge replacement. Detour: SR 25; US 6; SR 199. Project complete: June.  All work is weather permitting. 

18. State Route 420: Safety Improvements

Wood County (423-14): Through July, northbound SR 420, between SR 163 and Libbey Road, is reduced to one lane for widening.  The left turn lane from southbound SR 420 to Libbey Road is permanently closed.  Motorists use the newly built turnaround. 11-foot lane width restrictions are in place on northbound SR 420.  Project complete: July.  All work is weather permitting.

19. Gypsy Lane Road: Bridge Repair   

Wood County (1093-14): Through July, Gypsy Lane Road over I-75 is reduced to one lane for bridge repair.  Traffic is maintained by automated signal.  Project complete: July.  All work is weather permitting.  

Ottawa/Sandusky/Seneca Counties

20. State Route 2: Mine Remediation
Ottawa County (27-13): 
Through June, SR 2, between SR 163 and SR 53, is reduced to one lane in each direction for mine remediation.  Additionally, at this time, the ramp from southbound SR 53 to westbound SR 2 is closed.  Detour: SR 53; SR 163.  Project complete: June.  All work is weather permitting.

21. State Route 53: Safety Improvement Project

Ottawa County (468-14): Through May, intermittent single lane restrictions are possible on SR 53 between Wilcox Road and S. Wonnell Road for safety improvements. Project complete: June.  All work is weather permitting.

22. U.S. Route 6: Bridge Painting *NEW PROJECT*
Sandusky County (96-15
): Effective Monday, May 11, through May, US 6/5th Street, at US 20 will be reduced to one lane for bridge painting.  Ramp closures will be announced.  Project complete: October.  All work is weather permitting.

23. U.S. Route 6: Bridge Repair 

Sandusky (49-15): Through May, US 6, between CR 294 and TR 298, is closed for bridge repair.  Eastbound detour: SR 510; SR 412; SR101; SR 269.  Westbound detour: SR 269; SR 101; US 20.  Project complete: August. All work is weather permitting.

24. State Route 12: Bridge Rehabilitation 

Sandusky and Seneca Counties (433-14): Through May, SR 12 over Wolf Creek between Seneca County Line Road and Sullivan Street in Bettsville will be closed for bridge rehabilitation. Detour: SR 635; US 6; SR 53.  Additional restrictions will be announced.  Project complete: August.  All work is weather permitted.

25. State Route 412: Culvert Repair 

Sandusky County (324-14):  Through June, SR 412 between US 20 and SR 510 is closed for culvert repair.  Detours: US 20; SR 510.  Additional restrictions will be announced. Project complete: July.  All work is weather permitted.

26.  State Route 18: Resurfacing

Seneca County (20-15): Through May, intermittent lane restrictions are possible on SR 18 between CR 32 and the Seneca/Sandusky county line. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers.  Project complete: June.  All work is weather permitted. 

27. State Route 67: Bridge Repair *UPDATE*

Seneca County (21-15): Through June, lane restrictions are possible on SR 67 between South Township Road 17 and East Township Road 42, south of Melmore for finish work.  Project complete: June.  All work is weather permitted.

28. State Route 587 : Culvert Replacement *NEW PROJECT*

Seneca County (55-15): Effective Monday, May 4, through May, SR 587 between CR 18 and TR 112, will be closed for culvert replacement.  Detour: US 224; US 23; SR 18. Project complete: May.  All work is weather permitting.

Williams/Fulton/Henry Counties

29. State Route 281: Culvert Replacement

Henry County (442-14): Through June, SR 281, between CR 10 and SR 109, is closed for culvert replacement.  Detour: SR 108; SR 18; SR 109.  All work is weather permitting.

30. County Road 424: Stone Arch Replacement *PROJECT COMPLETE*  
Henry County (607-12):
CR 424, between SR 109 and TR 6C, is open. Work impacting traffic CR 424 is now complete. 

District Wide  

31. Various Routes: Guardrail & Electrical Maintenance  

District Wide (1071-14 & 1076-14): Through December, intermittent lane restrictions are possible district wide for guardrail and electrical maintenance.  Project complete: December. All work is weather permitting.

A NEW SHOW starts at the Virginia Theater TONIGHT

The Virginia Theater in Downtown North Baltimore is starting another new movie run.

The Virginia Theater in Downtown North Baltimore is starting another new movie run.

NEW SHOWING:  Starts May 1

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.

$4.00 – regular 2D movies; all ages

MOVIE SHOWTIMES:

Friday        7:00

Sat  1:00  |  4:00  |  7:00

Sun  1:00  |  4:00  |  7:00

Tues & Thurs    7:00

CHECK OUT THIS PREVIEW:

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A spoonful of nutrition education: the benefits of cooking with your child

We have fallen into this trap of consuming highly processed, pre-packaged foods that we can’t be so sure that kids know where different foods come from…

by Courtney Klebe, Bowling Green State University Dietetic Intern Food and Nutrition Graduate Student

My name is Courtney Klebe and I am from South Lyon, MI. I am a Bowling Green State University (BGSU) graduate student studying nutrition in hopes to becoming a registered dietitian! I am currently a BGSU dietetic intern as well. I inspire to work in a hospital as a pediatric dietitian once I complete my Master’s degree in May of 2016. Other than talking about nutrition, I enjoy running, snowboarding, cooking, exploring new recipes on Pinterest and spending time with my family!

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According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in teens in the past 30 years (1). Social media has done a great job on increasing physical activity and proper nutrition with children by providing more and more programs related to health, nutrition and exercise being implemented in schools across the nation to promote healthier lifestyles in children. But what else could be done to decrease this epidemic? Why don’t we trace it back to the beginning: let’s try cooking from scratch!

Cooking 101:

Cooking is a practical way to teach kids basic skills around the kitchen and can also be used as an academic learning tool for your child. Measuring ingredients, reading recipes and learning about what is in a recipe gives children a chance to enhance their math, reading and nutrition knowledge and skill! Actual cooking experiences and eating food with peers, accompanied by cognitive learning, may provide a promising approach to nutrition education, especially for younger children (2). Home cooking skills may be important because they enable an understanding of what a healthy diet is and it empowers individuals to exercise control over their diet (2). We have fallen into this trap of consuming highly processed, pre-packaged foods that we can’t be so sure that kids know where different foods come from. It is important to include kids in the cooking process to educate them about the foods they eat, their health benefits and where their food comes from. It is true that cooking with kids is very time consuming and can be stressful, but the short and long term benefits are worth it!

How to start cooking with your kids:

The best meal time to start cooking with your kids is dinner. This is the time when families are usually all together at home and preparing a meal with everyone is easiest. There are plenty of ways in which you can get your child more involved in the cooking process(3). Some ways include:

  1. Preparing ingredients: Kids can learn how to handle multi-tasking by gathering a variety of ingredients around the kitchen to prepare for cooking. While gathering different ingredients you can educate your kids on the importance of each ingredient and how it can help them grow! For example, if an ingredient calls for milk, educate them on the importance of drinking milk to help them build strong bones. This is also the time to emphasize safety in the kitchen as kids will see you chopping and slicing different foods.
  2. Measure and pour: Kids can watch you measure and mix ingredients, while you can educate them on what different portion sizes look like. For example, explaining the terms “cup, teaspoon, tablespoon” etc. As they get older, let them measure and pour ingredients and count on their own!
  3. The cooking process: Teaching kids the importance of stirring ingredients can be a great education session in science. Kids can learn how to incorporate air into some ingredients and learn what happens when you mix different items together.
  4. Cleaning up: Teaching kids basic cleaning skills is a great way to get them prepared for when they leave the nest! This is a great time to demonstrate proper cleaning and educating the importance of why dishes need to be washed.
  5. Serving sizes: Kids can learn about proper portions as they build their plate for dinner. Using the MyPlate as a guide is a great way to educate kids on proper portions.

A fun recipe to try with your kids:

Apple Oatmeal Muffins (4,5)

1/2 cup milk, non-fat

1/3 cup applesauce

1/2 cup flour, all-purpose

1/2 cup quick-cooking oats (uncooked)

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 apple (tart, cored & chopped)

Apple Oatmeal Muffin

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
    2. Place 6 cupcake holders in baking tin.
    3. In a mixing bowl, add milk and applesauce. Stir until blended.
    4. Stir in flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon. Mix until moistened (do not over mix).
    5. Gently stir in the chopped apples.
    6. Spoon into cupcake holders.
    7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
    8. Cool in pan 5 minutes before serving.

References:

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 11 Dec. 2014. Web. 21 Apr. 2015. <http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/obesity/facts.htm>.
  2. Lukas, Catherine V., and Leslie Cunningham-Sabo. “Qualitative Investigation of the Cooking with Kids Program: Focus Group Interviews with Fourth-Grade Students, Teachers, and Food Educators.” Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior: 517-24. Print.
  3. “Cooking with Kids.” org. Nemours. Web. 21 Apr. 2015. <http://kidshealth.org/parent/nutrition_center/healthy_eating/kids_cook.html>.
  4. “Apple Oatmeal Muffins.” United States Department of Agriculture. What’s Cooking? Mixing Bowl. ONIE Project – Oklahoma Nutrition Information and Education. Web. 21 Apr. 2015. <http://www.whatscooking.fns.usda.gov/recipes/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap/apple-oatmeal-muffins>.
  5. Pixabay. Web. 21 Apr. 2015. <http://pixabay.com/>.

Wood County Park District Programs May 1 – 17

Wood County Park District Programs May 1 – 17

Join Hands Day

Saturday, May 2, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Wood County Historical Center

13360 County Home Rd., Bowling Green

Help us improve our parks and preserves. Join us on this National Day of Service as we join people across the country volunteering in their communities. Please dress to work outdoors.

 

Wildflower Wednesdays

Wednesday, May 6; 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.

Bradner Preserve

11540 Timmons Road, Bradner

Nature awakens with a burst of colorful blossoms. See what’s in bloom, find out fun facts & folklore, and discover what else springs up along the trail. Dress for the weather & wet walking.

 

May Flowers Geocaching

Thursday, May 7; 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Bradner Preserve

11540 Timmons Road, Bradner

Embark on a modern treasure hunt! Learn how to use our GPS units to explore the preserve like you never have before. Dress for the outdoors and be prepared for brief self-guided exploration off trail with potentially rougher terrain. Participants should expect to walk over 1 mile.

 

Spring Mushrooms

Thursday, May 7; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

W.W. Knight Nature Preserve Friends’ Green Room

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

There’s more than morels – some are delicious, some are not, and some are dangerous. Build your skills for figuring out fungi, look for mushrooms in the woods, and maybe we’ll find a few choice edibles. You must attend on Thursday to participate in Saturday’s secret excursion.

 

Planting Natives

Tuesday, May 12; 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

William Henry Harrison Park

644 Bierley Avenue, Pemberville

The native plants that were grown in the Park District’s greenhouse are ready to plant in the parks and preserves. Tools will be provided. Dress to work outdoors and bring gloves if you have them.

 

Spring Tree I.D.

Wednesday, May 13; 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Cedar Creeks Preserve

4575 Walbridge Rd, Northwood

Want to figure out how to tell one tree from another? Learn the basics of spring tree identification on a guided walk through Cedar Creeks Preserve. Bring a camera for the many tree species that will be in bloom!

 

Native Nursery Nights

Thursday, May 14; 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Reuthinger Preserve

30730 Oregon Rd, Perrysburg

Join us on Thursday nights this summer at the Native Plant Nursery and Greenhouse at Reuthinger Preserve. Volunteers may be asked to plant, water, weed or collect seed. Dress to work outdoors and bring gloves if you have them. 

 

QuickStart Your Canoe Orientation

Saturday, May 16, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

W.W. Knight Nature Preserve

29530 White Rd, Perrysburg

Start this paddle season off right! Join instructor and naturalist Craig Spicer for this American Canoeing Association certified class to sharpen up on the basic safety and paddling skills you’ll need. Participants must meet Essential Eligibility Criteria prior to registration, provided on the program registration web

page, or by contacting Craig Spicer at cspicer@wcparks.org or (419)-661-1697, ext. 3. Participants should expect to get wet and dress for the weather. Participants must be 12 years of age or older. Cost: $15, FWCP: $10.

 

Farm Fun Saturdays – Kitchen Garden

Saturday, May 16; 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Carter Historic Farm

18331 Carter Rd, Bowling Green

Come to the farm for history, nature, and fun! Take a tour then join in on learning about and planting the old-fashioned garden. Dress for the weather and possible wet walking.

 

Friends of the Park Quarterly Luncheon

Sunday, May 17; 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Otsego Park, Thompson Stone Hall

20000 W River Rd, Bowling Green

Come enjoy lunch and a special presentation about monarch butterflies at Otsego Park.