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The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, offers a variety of services, programs, activities & support for patients, families and caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer’s. Learn more at www.alz.org/nwohio or call 800-272-3900.
Humane Society of Erie County Bingo every Wednesday morning with doors opening at 8 and bingo starting at 10 at the American Legion, 3615 Hayes Ave., Sandusky. Come & join them!
Vermilion VFW Post 7576, Poorman Rd., Vermilion – Every Friday night Fish Fry & more! Open to the public from 5 – 8 p.m.
Turkey Shoot every Saturday at the Vermilion VFW 7576, Poorman Rd., with breakfast starting at 9 a.m., sign-ups at 10 a.m. and shoot starts at 11 a.m.
Vermilion American Legion Post 397 Breakfast every Sunday from 9 – 12 noon at the American Legion Post 397, 2713 St. Rt. 60, Vermilion (no holidays). Breakfast consists of eggs, hashbrowns, sausage or bacon, gravy & biscuits, and more! Cost is $5 per person and is open to the public.
The Erie County Board of Elections is always looking for Poll Workers…do your part for your country, state and local community and earn extra spending money in the process. Call the Erie County Board of Elections at 419-627-7601 for more information.
The Community Prevention Partners are offering free drug test kits to parents in the community. The drug test kits are free & can be picked up anonymously at the following locations: Huron County General Health District, 180 Milan Ave., Norwalk from 8 – 4:30 p.m., anytime at the Fisher-Titus Medical Center Emergency Room, Mercy Hospital Emergency Room and the Bellevue Fire Department. Only adults over 18 years of age can pick up drug test kits.
Goodwill offers Electronics Recycling! Drop off your unwanted electronics (working or not) to your local Goodwill Store. Some electronics include: computer monitors, keyboards, computer towers, speakers, mice, routers, VHS, CD’s, DVD’s, cassettes, all batteries, cell phones, home phones, any household electronics, appliances, radios and more. For more information go to www.goodwillsandusky.org.
The Norwalk Public Library features FREE weekly programs such as Tween and School Age activities on Tuesdays after school, Preschool Story Time on Wednesday evenings and Toddler Time on Thursday mornings.  Call the Norwalk Library for more details @ 419-668-6063.
13th Annual Baumann Auto Group Big Charity Raffle!  The Bauman Auto Group dealerships and 20 charities will be selling $5 raffle tickets for a chance to win a new 2015 vehicle!  100% of every ticket sold will go to the charities!  The winning ticket will be drawn at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 at Baumann Ford Genoa, 22110 W. St. Rt. 51, Genoa.  For more information, to purchase tickets or for the list of charities, go to http://baumannautogroup.com/section/car-dealer/charity-raffle.
Time to spring clean your closets and get rid of clothes you no longer wear!  Bismark Senior Community Center, 5582 Bismark Rd., Bellevue, will take your gently used clothing – baby, girls, boys, men & women – all sizes and see that it goes to area non-profit organizations.  Items can be dropped off at the Bismark Center during the month May on Wednesday evenings between 6 and 8 p.m. or call 419-935-1934 for more information.
     
    May
28th Thurs. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 428 Tiffin Ave., Sandusky, from 1 – 6 p.m.  Please bring I.D.
28th Thurs. On this Day in History at Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Firelands Room, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron, from 2 – 3 p.m.  Enjoy a hot beverage while learning about events that happened locally and around the world.  Feel free to research on your own and share what you found!
29th Fri. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the following locations: Firelands Regional Medical Center, 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, from 11 – 5 p.m., Milan Public Library, E. Church St., from 11 – 3 p.m. and also at Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, from 2 – 6 p.m.  Please bring I.D.
29th Fri. Root Beer Canoe Float at the Coupling MetroPark, 11618 St. Rt. 13, Milan, from 6 – 9 p.m.  Meet at the public canoe launch at the Coupling to kick off the official paddling season with a trip on the Huron River.  Afterwards enjoy a root beer float at the depot.  Those who own their own paddle craft are welcome to attend.  Ages 10 & up.  Registration required – Limit 20.
30th Sat. Disabled American Veterans / Huron County Chapter 62 “1 Mile Walk/5K Walk/Run” with registration starting at 6am and event at 7am behind Main Street School with finish at the Veterans Memorial on Shady Lane Dr., Norwalk.  Early registration (thru May 14th) $22 with race day $25.  All participants receive a t-shirt on race day.  Also live entertainment, refreshments, prizes and give aways.  To register or for more information call Daniel @ 419-668-3239.  You can also register at Bar 145, 230 Milan Ave., Norwalk.
30th Sat. Sandusky Lions Club’s “Running with Lions” 10K Race at Battery Park, downtown Sandusky.  This is a 10K (2) Person Relay, 10K Individual & 1 Mile Fun Run.  Registration at 8 a.m.; Fun Run at 8:45 a.m. and 10K at 9 a.m.  Proceeds to benefit Lions Sight Conservation Projects.  Forms & race information can be found at Sandusky Lions Club 10k/2-person 10k relay/1 mile fun run.
30th Sat. Monroeville Public Library’s Saturday Movie Matinee at 11 a.m.  Sit back, relax and enjoy a free family friendly movie at the Library.  All ages welcome.  Refreshments will be provided.  For movie title information call 419-465-2035.
30th Sat. Huron County Master Gardener Volunteers “Eat Your Yard,” a day of gardening workshops, from 9 – 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 21 Firelands Blvd., Norwalk.  Event will feature keynote speaker Dr. Mark Miller PHD speaking on edible landscaping.
30th Sat. Sarah Gardner Donation Fundraiser at Bierkeller Pub, Southwest St., Bellevue, from 4 – 8 p.m.  $15 per person & includes food & door prizes and entertainment.  Proceeds to raise funds to assist in medical bills from Sarah’s accident in March, 2015. 
30th Sat. Relay for Life of Norwalk “Always-Hope for a Cure” is having a hot dog, brat and bake sale in front of the Norwalk Walmart from 11 – 5 p.m.
30th & 31st Sat. & Sun. Fallen Riders Memorial Fund 3rd Annual Car & Bike Show at Fox Cycles, 1011 Fremont Ave. (St. Rt. 6), Sandusky.  Bike Show Saturday from 12 – 5 p.m. with judging at 3:30 p.m. and car show Sunday from 12 – 5 p.m. with judging at 2:30 p.m.  Entry fee $10 donation. Trophies for 1st & 2nd places in each class on bike, car & truck with People’s choice trophy for each class.  Also 50/50 raffles, beer tent, live music and a swap meet.  Food available.
30th & 31st Sat. & Sun. Discover Sailing Open House to benefit United Way of Erie County Saturday and Sunday at Harbor North Marina, Huron.  Sailboat rides for the whole family – suggested donation $10/person, free refreshments and other family activities!  First Sail at 10 a.m. and last sale at 4 p.m. on both days!  No reservations required.  To learn more call the United Way of Erie County @ 419-625-4672.
31st Sun. Townsend Township Firefighters Association is having a Pancake Breakfast at the Townsend Township Town Hall, Collins, from 8 – 1 p.m.  Menu includes pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage and potatoes.  Please come and help support your local fire department!
31st Sun. No Child Should Live in Fear & Bikers Against Abused & Neglected Children’s “Owen Barker Memorial Scholarship Poker Run” at Knucklehead Saloon, Huron, with all bikes leaving Knucklehead Saloon following the Blessing of the Bikes at 11:30 a.m.  1st place over $1,000 in cash & prizes!  $20 per person with passengers $5 each.  Also live entertainment throughout the day! 
     
    June
1st Mon. Walk with a Doc at the Huron River Greenway North, 1805 River Rd., Huron, at 6:30 p.m. with Dr. SheaLynne Baus. Event is free and open to the public. 
3rd Wed. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Norwalk VFW, 140 Milan Ave., Norwalk, from 11:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Please bring I.D.
4th Thurs. Firelands Regional Medical Center’s Erie County Parkinson’s Support Group takes place at the hospital’s South Campus, Community Resource Room, Sandusky, at 3 p.m.  Speaker will be Kathryn Wilson, CNS, MSN, and Center for Neuro-Restoration Clinical Nurse Specialist. For more information call 419-609-9400.
5th Fri. Imagine Norwalk event taking place in Downtown Norwalk from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.  Art, music, distinct dining and unique retail throughout historic downtown Norwalk.
5th, 6th & 7th Fri., Sat. & Sun. Friends of the Huron Public Library’s Spring Book Sale Friday and Saturday from 9 – 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 – 4 p.m. (Bag Sale) at the Huron Library, 333 Williams St., Huron, on the lower level. 
6th Sat. 2nd Annual Provider Palooza & Family Fun Fest hosted by the Erie County Board of Developmental Disabilities from 10 – 2 p.m. at 4405 Galloway Rd., Sandusky.  It is an opportunity for the community to meet staff of the Board & learn about the many services available in our community for families and individuals with developmental disabilities.  Tour Fire Trucks and Police Cars, play games, enjoy refreshments and see exhibits for Back to the Wild and Sandusky Children’s Museum.  FREE and fun for all ages!
6th Sat. Cleveland VisionWalk, benefiting the Foundation Fighting Blindness, at the Cleveland MetroParks – Edgewater Park, (Upper Edgewater area), Cleveland, with registration at 9 a.m. and walk starts at 10:30 a.m.  To participate or support the VisionWalk, visit www.FightBlindness.org/ClevelandVisionWalk.
6th Sat. American Heart Association Huron and Erie County Heart Walk at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Norwalk.  Bring your family & friends to this fun event and raise funds to help fight heart disease and stroke!  For more information call 419-740-6181.
6th Sat. Milan Public Library’s “A Musical Twist” from 10 – 1 p.m.  Put your creative talents to work with this fun, easy teen craft!  Upcycle old CD’s with scratch art using paint, creating any design your mind desires!  Ages 12-18 and materials will be provided.
6th Sat. “How to Conquer Bullying” at 1 p.m. at the Sandusky Mall Center Court with Britain Bennett, Miss Michigan High School America and Perkins High School student.  Britain will discuss how anyone can be a victim of bullying…but anyone can conquer bullying!  Picture opportunities and autograph signing following the program.
8th Mon. Walk with a Doc at the Castalia Quarry MetroPark, 8404 St. Rt. 101, Castalia, at 6:30 p.m. with Dr. Brett Kuns and Dr. Bryan Kuns.. Event is free and open to the public. 
8th thru 11th Mon. thru Thurs. Free 30 Hour OSHA General offered by BWC, hosted by the Huron County Chamber of Commerce, takes place at the Huron County Chamber of Commerce, 10 West Main St., Norwalk, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (30 minute lunch break & lunch provided).  $100 deposit per person is required.  Once your employee attends all 4 classes a refund of $50 per person will be mailed to your company.  To register call the Chamber @ 419-668-4155 or Chamber@HuronCountyOhio.com.  This class will not count towards the Industry Specific Safety Program requirements.
9th Tues. Blood Pressure & Glucose Screening at the Berlin Public Library from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and also at the Milan Public Library from 12 noon – 2 p.m.  No appointment necessary.
11th Thurs. Willard Memorial Library’s Family Program – “Howl @ the Moon with a Hero Tune” at 3 p.m.  Tom Sieling, widely acclaimed singer & songwriter from Newfield, New York, will perform a free family program.   Show consists of fun, humorous and very participatory songs guaranteed to engage all ages!  For more information call the Library @ 419-933-8564.
12th Fri. Sandusky State Theatre presents A Night of Comedy featuring comedian Corey Alexander and headliner Mike Conley at 8 p.m.  For more information, including tickets, call the State Theatre @ 419-626-1950 or www.sanduskystate.com.
13th Sat. Run the Rock 5K Run at the Castalia Quarry, Rt. 101, west of Castalia, with registration starting at 8 a.m. and Run at 9 a.m.  $15 with free T-shirt to runners who register by June 1st or $15 race day with no t-shirt.  For more information call Erie MetroParks @ 419-625-7783, ext. 221 or www.eriemetroparks.org.
13th Sat. Norwalk First Baptist Church presents “The Anything and Everything Kid Sale” at the church from 9 – 12 noon.  If it’s anything for kids, sell it or shop at the sale!  Open to the public and admission is a non-perishable food item that will be donated. 
13th Sat. It’s Daddy’s Day – Father’s Day Crafting for Kids at the Milan Public Library from 10:30 – 12 noon.  Children in preschool through fifth grade are welcome as we read a story or two about dads and make a special craft just for yours!
14th Sun. The Pump Bar & Scarlett O’Hair will be hosting the “Mighty Moms Benefit” from 2 – 6 p.m. at The Pump Bar & Grill, corner of St. Rt. 4 and Strub Rd., Sandusky.  Benefit will feature DJ Jeff from Rock & Roll Express and all proceeds will go to help with medical expenses for two area moms, Marge Derr and Yvonne Paramore who are currently battling stage 4 Lung Cancer.  Tickets are $12 and available at Scarlett O’Hair.
14th Sun. United Way the Sortino Way “Red, Red Wine Make Me Feel So Fine” event at Sortino’s Little Italy Ristorante, 1220 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, from 4 – 6 p.m.  Cost is $130/couple or $65/person & includes a four course meal and a bottle of red wine per couple.  Entertainment & wine raffles offered.  Seating is limited.  For tickets or more information call the United Way of Erie County @ 419-625-4672.
15th Mon. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the First United Methodist Church, 60 West Main St., Norwalk, from 2 – 7 p.m.  Please bring I.D.
15th Mon. Walk with a Doc at BGSU Firelands, McBride Arboretum, 1 University Dr., Huron, at 6:30 p.m. with Dr. Brian Baxter. Event is free and open to the public. 
16th Tues. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Ohio Veterans Home, 3416 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, from 11 – 3 p.m.  Please bring I.D.
16th Tues. Superhero Showcase: Kid Friendly Film Screenings at the Milan Public Library from 2 – 4 p.m. showing one of Disney’s recent, hit animated films.  Refreshments provided. 
 17th  Wed. Townsend Ruritan is having an Ice Cream Social at the Vickery Fire Station from 5 – 7 p.m.
18th Thurs. Friends of Harbour Town present Music in the Old Village of Harbour Town 1837 Historic District in Downtown Vermilion, Rts. 6 and 60, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Bring a chair to sit or browse through the stores as musical groups entertain you on the downtown streets, parks and lawns.   Come & enjoy!
18th Thurs. Willard Memorial Library’s “Do-It-Yourself Dog or Kitty Collars” at 6 p.m.  Make your own paracord collars for your pet!  Material will be provided.  For more information call the Library @ 419-933-8564.
18th Thurs. It’s Daddy’s Day – Father’s Day Crafting for Kids at the Berlin Public Library from 3:30 – 5 p.m.  Children in preschool through 5th grade are welcome as we read a story or two about dads and make a special craft just for yours!
20th Sat. Reverse Raffle Fundraiser, Co-Sponsored by Huron & Sandusky Lions, at the Huron Eagles, 2902 Cleveland Rd., West, Huron, starting at 6 p.m.  $50 per ticket (includes 1 meal with extra meal tickets $10 each).  Grand prize is $1,000 with smaller prizes and raffles.  Only 100 tickets will be sold.  No tickets sold at the door.  Proceeds to benefit Project Lifesaver of Erie County.  For more information or tickets call John @ 419-271-4174.
20th Sat. The United States Army Field Band – “The Volunteers” will be appearing on stage at the Sandusky State Theatre at 7:30 p.m.  The concert is free with a limit of 4 tickets per household.
20th Sat. The Platinum Angel Poker Run at the Eagles Club, 1255 Lowell St. Elyria, with sign-up starting at 10 a.m.  $20 per person or $35 a couple.  All vehicles welcome.  Music, food, raffles, 50/50 & live auction.  Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County.  For more information call 440-281-7228.
20th Sat. Last day to enter for the Relay for Life of Norwalk team “Always-Hope for a Cure Golf Scramble” at Sycamore Hills in Norwalk taking place on Saturday, June 27th with registration at 9 a.m. and event starting at 10 a.m.  Entry $40/person with each person receiving 9 holes of golf, use of a golf cart, water or soda & dinner (1/2 chicken, baked potato & baked beans).  Raffles and other prizes to be won.  To enter call Darlene Teeters @ 419-706-9788. 
20th Sat. “7th Annual Cruise for a Cure Classic Car & Hot Dog Cruise-In” at Hogue’s IGA, 855 Kilbourne St. (Rt. 18), Bellevue, with registration from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. and event from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.  $5 registration fee, goodie bags, door prizes and 50/50 drawing.  For more information call Tracy Hogue @ 419-483-2310.  All proceeds benefit Small Cell Cervical Cancer Research fund at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
22nd Mon. Tiny Royals for a Day at the Milan Public Library from 2 – 4 p.m.  Attention all princes and princesses!  Join us for crafts, stories and games all focused on young royalty.  You are encouraged to wear your fanciest royal attire – from princely crowns to princess gowns and jewelry.  Cinderella will even make an appearance!
22nd Mon. Walk with a Doc at the Commons of Providence, 5000 Providence Dr., Sandusky, at 6:30 p.m. with Dr. Richard Keller.  Please drive around back of complex to walk around the pond. Event is free and open to the public. 
24th Wed. Mercy Willard Foundation’s 17th Annual Golf Outing at Eagle Creek Golf Club, Norwalk, with golfers participating in a Scottish themed event in support of the Mercy Willard Foundation.  This is a handicap scramble with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.  Registration fee $125 per person & includes greens fee, cart, participant gift, breakfast and lunch.  Cash awards presented & proximity prizes awarded on every hole.  Golfers will participate in a few Scottish themed activities to add to the fun!  For more information call Audrey Ginter @ 419-964-5105.
25th Thurs. Tiny Royals for a Day at the Berlin Public Library from 2 – 4 p.m.  Attention all princes and princesses!  Join us for crafts, stories and games all focused on young royalty.  You are encouraged to wear your fanciest royal attire – from princely crowns to princess gowns and jewelry.  Cinderella will even make an appearance!
27th Sat. Pulled Pork Dinner Benefit for Heather at Anjuliana Catering & Banquet Hall, 2270 W. Hayes Ave., Fremont, from 12 noon – 5 p.m.  This is a fundraiser for Heather Bogle’s daughter’s trust fund.  Live entertainment, live auctioneer will auction off items, 50/50 drawings and tip ticket raffles.
29th Mon. Walk with a Doc at the Sandusky Bay Walk, meet at Battery Park, 701 E. Water St., Sandusky, at 6:30 p.m. with Dr. Christopher Parnell. Event is free and open to the public. 
     
    July
6th Mon. Walk with a Doc at Sherod Park, Coen Rd. (just off of St. Rt. 6 West), Vermilion, at 6:30 p.m. with Dr. Cassandra Nida. Event is free and open to the public. 
9th thru 12th Thurs. thru Sun. 3rd Annual Norwalk Music Festival takes place Thursday through Sunday at the Huron County Fairgrounds in Norwalk.  For a complete list of bands, go to www.norwalkmusicfestival.com.
12th Sun. Mid Summer Antiques Fest On the Square in Milan from 8 – 4 p.m.  Outdoor show, carriage rides and free admission.  Rain or shine.  For more information call Pam @ 419-499-4001.
13th Mon. Walk with a Doc at Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve, 2715 Cleveland Rd., West, Huron, at 6:30 p.m. with Dr. Niharika Juwarkar. Event is free and open to the public. 
16th Thurs. Friends of Harbour Town present Music in the Old Village of Harbour Town 1837 Historic District in Downtown Vermilion, Rts. 6 and 60, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Bring a chair to sit or browse through the stores as musical groups entertain you on the downtown streets, parks and lawns.   Come & enjoy!
18th Sat. 4th Annual Trot for Tots 5K Run & Walk at Kingston of Vermilion with registration beginning at 7 a.m. with event starting at 8 a.m.  For more information go to www.manestride.org.
20th Mon. Walk with a Doc at Lakeshore Electric Trail, 710 Cleveland Rd., West, Huron (just west of the Huron High Stadium), at 6:30 p.m. with Dr. Thomas Williamson. Event is free and open to the public. 
22nd Wed. 2015 Charity Golf Outing, benefiting Cancer Services, at Eagle Creek Golf Club, Norwalk, with registration at 10 a.m.; lunch at 11 a.m.; Shot Gun Start at 12 noon.  Cost is $95/person or $380 a foursome & includes golf, cart, lunch, dinner, plus hole prizes, beverages and lots of fun!  For more information call 419-626-4548.
     
    August
1st Sat. Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce 22nd Annual Classic Car Show from 10 – 3 p.m. in downtown historic Port Clinton.  Cars, trucks & bikes from virtually every era & every make will be on display on Madison Street.  Vehicle registration $10 with Dash plaques given to the first 100 cars at check-in.  Also 50/50 drawing and door prizes.  For more information call the Chamber @ 419-734-5503 or www.portclintonchamber.com.
1st Sat. “Fun Across the Galaxy” Convention at Castaway Bay in Sandusky from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.  Event is hosted by Padawan’s Playground, a noon-profit interactive Children’s Museum.  Tour private collections of Star Wars artifacts, memorabilia, life size characters, hands-on educational exhibits and much more!  Pre-sale tickets $8, at the door $10, kids 3 & under free and limited VIP passes $40 and includes tour, free s-shirt, free gift.  For more information call 567-283-5005.