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Published: Thursday, 12/26/2013

Christmas cheer continues through the weekend

BY BLADE STAFF

This weekend visit Children's Wonderland, the holiday decorations at the Sylvania Heritage Museum, and view nature photography at Secor Metropark.

FRIDAY

Children’s Wonderland continues to dazzle area children and adults with its magical holiday displays. The exhibit features more than 30 scenes, train rides, and the fascinating Talking Tree. The exhibit is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Saturday. Admission is $5 for adults, children ages 3-12 $3, and seniors 65 and older $2. A pass for the Kids Zone is $5. For more information visit playsylvania.com.

SATURDAY

Take a step back into Christmases past at the Sylvania Heritage Museum, which is decked out with holiday cheer. This year the house is dressed with holiday displays according to the theme “Holidays, How Sweet They Are.” Each room of the house represents a country and its traditional holiday cookie. The Museum is open for viewing Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sylvania Heritage Museum, 5717 Main St. For information, visit www.cityofsylvania.com.

The Good, The Bad & The Blues, a funky four-piece band, will play hits from Ol’ Blue Eyes and Motown favorites. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., Treo Restaurant, 5703 Main St. For more information visit treosylvania.com.

SUNDAY

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 of Seattle; “Trees: A Photographic Celebration,” by photographer Ian Adams of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; and “A View From The Light,” by Maggi Dandar, of Curtice, Ohio. The works are on view noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday through Feb. 16, National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10001 W. Central Ave. For more information visit www.metroparkstoledo.com.

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. Admission is $3 adult residents of the Sylvania Area Joint Recreation District; $4 for non-residents, $1 for seniors, and free for children under 3. Ice-skate rentals cost $2. Tam-O-Shanter, 7060 Sylvania Ave. For times and information about passes or group rates call 419-885-1167 ext. 2 or visit http://www.playsylvania.com/programs/iceskating_open.php.



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