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Wildwood Preserve hosts a New Year party, invites children to investigate snow

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This weekend Wildwood Preserve hosts a New Year party and invites children to investigate the snow, or dance the night away at the American Legion. 

FRIDAY

The American Legion Joseph W. Diehn Post is hosting a dance night with a live band and cash bar. The dance night will be held from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. with a $6 per person cover charge, American Legion, 5580 Centennial Rd. For more information call 419-882-9080 or visit sylvaniapost468.com.

SATURDAY

Children 5 to 8 can enjoy a morning of delving into the snow and wintry creatures it beholds. In Nature Detectives: Snow Science children will explore local flora and fauna through a hands-on investigative activity. The program costs $3 per person and begins at 10 a.m., Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall, 5100 W. Central Ave. To register visit www.metroparkstoledo.com or call 419-407-9700.

Wildwood Preserve hosts an informal New Year’s celebration, A New Year with Nature. The community is invited to explore ways the park’s physical and educational nature programs can assist in upholding New Year’s resolutions. Refreshments will be served. The celebration is held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall, 5100 W. Central Ave. For more information and to register visit www.metroparkstoledo.com or call 419-407-9700.

Take a step back into Christmas past at the Sylvania Heritage Museum. The historical museum, is decked out with holiday cheer. This year the home is dressed with holiday displays according to the theme, “Holidays, How Sweet They Are.” Each room of the house represents a county 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.

Straight Up Trio, a jazz band, will perform at Treo Restaurant’s One 2 Lounge. 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, who is based in Seattle; “Trees: A Photographic Celebration,” by the Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, photographer Ian Adams, who resides in Cuyahoga Falls; 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. Children under 3 are free, adult non-resident $4, adult-resident $3, ice skate rentals $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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