The entire family is invited to these events, which encourage learning opportunities on a variety of topics and interaction among multiple generations. Pick up a copy of the Lakesider newspaper for more information and locations for each program, or visit

Friday, June 27

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Curious Critters: From Portraits to Picture Books

Author and Sigma Pro photographer, David FitzSimmons, will his show his mesmerizing animal portraits

and discuss how he turned them into an award-winning children’s picture book.

Friday, July 11

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Back to the Wild

See animals, such as bald eagles, owls and hawks, and learn about the work of this wildlife rehabilitation and nature education center


Friday, July 18

10:30-11:30 a.m.

A Visit with Dr. Seuss

George Frein, PhD, portrays Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss


Friday, July 25

10:30-11:30 a.m.

 LEGO Robotics (pre-registration required)

Join representatives from STEMs for Youth (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)

to build and operate a LEGO robot


Friday, August 1

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Solar Viewing

Learn facts about the sun and then, weather permitting, view the sun using a solar telescope provided by members of the Toledo Astronomical Association.


Friday, August 8

10:30-11:30 a.m.

The Art of Children’s Literature

Representatives from the Mazza Museum, the world’s largest museum of original artwork by children’s book illustrators, will present about the collections in the museum. The program includes a puppet show based on the book A Sick Day for Amos McGee and an art project where participants can design their own bookmark used mixed media techniques.

The Family Discovery Programs are supported by Otterbein North Shore Senior Lifestyle Community.