Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Some TECHS Spring 2012 Service Projects

Some Spring Service and Volunteer Hour Opportunities for 
TECHS Students and Parents

Saturday, 24 March 2014
UT "Big Event"

We did this last year and dug a community garden in North Toledo.
We were done by about 2 PM.

Please note this project is the same day as the POL contest in Columbus.

Saturday, 14 April 2014
City-wide Litter Clean-up
  • We are trying to get 100 kids and parents to sign up for this one
  • 2-5 PM
  • Free t-shirt and wrist band (local businesses are offering discounts if you wear this shirt)
  • Bags and gloves provided
  • Free food afterward (Vito's)
  • Email me or sign-up in Nissen's Room

Check out their website.

Saturday, 21 April 2014
Global Youth Service Day

Last year we cleaned up and mulched Highland Park.

There was a big picnic at the Toledo Zoo afterward.
I don't have any details yet.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Charles Dickens and Authors!Authors!

Charles Dickens Lecture
In observance of the Bicentennial Birthday of the late Charles Dickens (1812-2012), please join scholar Dr. Melissa Valiska Gregory for an informative talk which focuses on the enduring popularity of Dickens’ famous novels, while exploring his journalism and literary collaborations from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday, February 20 in the McMaster Center at Main Library, 325 Michigan St.
In observance of the Bice
Dr. Gregory , Ph.D, is an Associate Professor as well as the Honors Advisor for the University of Toledo’s English Language and Literature Department. She specializes in 19th century British literature and has published articles on both Victorian poetry and the novel. Dr. Gregory has edited and introduced three of Charles Dickens’ collaboratively written Christmas stories for Hesperus Press—The Wreck of the Golden Mary (2006), Somebody’s Luggage (2006), and Dr. Marigold’s Prescriptions (2007)—and has also coauthored an original brief biography of Dickens (2008).
Also, enjoy a special exhibit in Main Library’s Humanities department titled 200 Years of Dickens: Author of Social Reform . This display, on view now through March 31 , focuses on “Dickens’ London” and the author’s history as a reformer and social activist.
This program is FREE and open to the public.  Be sure to check out materials on Dickens at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

Authors! Authors!
This year's series is really strong. Check it out here.