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Victory Kitchen 26th Annual ShoeBox Christmas 

Victory Kitchen 1613 Hayes Ave Sandusky is now accepting donations for their annual Shoebox Christmas Drive.
You can either donate items to be stuffed in wrapped shoeboxes for area children or you can stuff, wrap and deliver your own boxes.

In 2016 over 400 children in the community received Christmas gifts from donations to Victory Kitchen.  Our goal is to help even more families in 2017.  For more information or to donate please call 419-627-8732.

Sandusky Lions Club and Sandusky Lions Club Fund for the Blind of Erie County Broom Sale $4 – $12 each or buy in quantities to get a discount.  Household brooms, Large Angle and Warehouse brooms, Deck mops and much more. This is a continued fundraiser.

The Lions Club has been a stong vital non-profit community orgaization for the last 90 years.  Existing to enhance the quality of life for the visually impaired by providing eye exams, glasses, eye related treatment, travel assistance, low vision machines and white canes for persons of low-income and culturally diversified individuals of any age, in order to foster the productivity of the sight-impaired, while believing in our commitment to actively serve the community ensuring the principals of the “Knights of the Blind” are preserved.

There are also many secondary agencies and organizations that benefit from the support of the Lions Club Fundraisers.

The Brooms Sale used to be done by members going door to door in neighborhoods.  Through your support of our brooms sales, 100% of the net proceeds support local persons and organizations.

To get your Broom order form or for questions call Fred Fogle at 419-239- 3997


Vermilion VFW Post 7576, Poorman Rd., Vermilion – Every Friday night Fish Fry & more! Open to the public from 5 – 8 p.m.
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.
The Firelands Coastal Tributaries Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program is looking for monitors to collect grab samples from Pipe, Mills, Sawmill and Old Woman Creeks in Erie County.  Volunteers are also needed to test pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen, turbidity and nutrients.  For more information, contact Erie Conservation District at 419-626-5211 or go to
The American Legion post 514 in Willard invites the public to their Friday night dinners. They begin at 5:00pm and run through 7:30pm. There is also a drawing that is held at 9:00pm on Friday nights.
Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services are now offering Vivitrol, a monthly medication that blocks the feeling substance addiction gives. Vivitrol is not addictive, or a narcotic. It will not prolong or substitute opioid dependence or cause withdrawal when stopped. Those who take Vivitrol will also be enrolled in counseling.  To be eligible for the new program the addicted patient must be 18 years or age, and not taken any opioid for 7-10 days, must be seeking assistance for relapse prevention, and open to receiving counseling. To learn more about the medication-assisted treatment program, visit health.
Four county Recovery will be holding meetings Monday evenings beginning at 7pm, and Thursday mornings beginning at 10am for those struggling with addiction and their families. Meetings are held in at the Norwalk Rec Center and for more information call Rory at 614-907-1030. Meetings for current and recovered addicts are also held in Bellevue at the City council Chambers Mondays and Wednesdays at 10am and Thursdays at 6pm. Bellevue meetings for family and loved ones are biweekly in the City Council Chambers on Saturdays at 11am.
American Legion Post #547 Monroeville-  Fish Fry every Friday from 11am – 1pm and 5:30 – 8pm.
Erie County Children Services is preparing for the Christmas Season.   It takes time to prepare to help as many children and families as possible.  Last year over 280 children were given a Christmas thank the generosity of the community.

If you would like to donate to this year’s campaign you can either make a monetary donation to Erie County Children Services or you can call and get the name, age and wish list of a child and shop for them yourself.

Please call Kristen Lindsey if you are interested in shopping for a child or have questions at 419-627-5306

If you would like to give a monetary donation that is tax deductible please put in attention to: Angel Young, Erie County Children Services, 221 W. Parish St Sandusky, OH 44870.

New Day Family Resource Center in Sandusky is holding Joseph’s Pantry the 3rd Saturday of each month from 11am-2pm. Items available from Second Harvest Food Bank and other donations, to benefit you must bring photo ID and proof of Erie County Residence(bill, mail addressed to you, receipt, etc.). The Center also offers Stay and Play for children of the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Monday of the month from 5:30-7pm and the 2nd and 4th Monday from 11am-12:30pm. Kids are welcome to enjoy many different toys and books. The diaper pantry is also open during these times, but appointments are necessary. Prayer and devotions take place Monday- Thursday beginning at 9:30am as well. For more information about these programs or a full program offerings, schedule a center tour, to donate items or volunteer call 419-626-8730.
Erie Metro Parks-   Edison Woods Controlled Deer Hunt Lottery Drawing 

A lottery drawing will be for adults only for a deer gun hunt during a portion of the statewide deer gun season November 27th through December 1st 2017.  The hunt will take place in sections of Edison Woods MetroPark in Berlin Hts, OH  from 1/2 hour before sunrise to noon.

Interested adult (18+) hunters may apply by mailing a pieces of paper to:
ATTN:  Tara Nagaich  Erie Metro Parks  3910 Perkins Ave  Huron, OH 44839

Please include a $5 application fee of either cash or check made out to Erie MetroParks.  Applicants need to clearly print their name, address, phone, birth date and whether you are mobility impaired or not on a piece of paper with “Edison Woods Controlled Deer Hunt”  labeled at the top.  The letter must be postmarked by October 6th 2017.  Check our the website at

For more information call Tara Nagaich at Erie MetroParks 419-625-7783 ext 236 OR email her at

Norwalk Public Library in the month of November
The library will be closed Thursday November 23rd and Friday November 24th for Thanksgiving.
Storytime 11:00am
Every Thursday morning.  This program is open to children ages 0-5 years and their caretakers. Each week will be  different stories and activities.
Berlin Heights Public Library-

Teen Trivia Tuesday-   3pm – 4pm 
Teens ages 11-18  are welcome at Berlin for a battle of wits! Test your knowledge of book, film, music, and other pop culture related trivia.

Thursday- Story Time 10:30 – 11:30am
Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and SMART Board activities.

 Norwalk Park and Recreations- 

Pickleball Open Play: Perkins Family Gymnasium, Mondays & Thursdays from 9:30am – 11:30am.  Punch cards available at the Ernsthausen Center.

Looking for Lifeguards-  The Norwalk Park and Rec is hiring for lifeguards.  Scholarships are available for those interested in taking the Lifeguard Training Class.  A Lifeguard Training class is scheduled for Sundays in December, the 3rd through the 17th.  If you’re looking for a rewarding job with a flexible schedule and a great work environment, contact Mary Church at the rec at 419-663-6775 Ext 1030

Insurance Service Thanksgiving Food Drive-  October 30 – November 20, 2017

Insurance Service invites you to help out by donating non-perishable food items to benefit those in need in our surrounding community this holiday season.  Drop off good items at either Office:
Norwalk Office, 27 E. Main St   OR   Sandusky Office, 816 E. Strub Rd.

Donations will go to:  The Salvation Army in Norwalk and Victory Kitchen in Sandusky.

To show our appreciation for your donations, Insurance Services will give you one ticket for EACH item that you donate.  The tickets will go into a drawing to win a fabulous gift basket (one at each office) full of goodies.

Milan Public Library-   

Tuesdays-  Twist & Shout 10:30am- 11:00am
Swing by the library and groove at our interactive dance party for little ones and their caretakers.

Fridays-  Story Time 10:30am – 11:30am
Join us for stories, songs, crafts and SMARTboard activities.

Erie MetroParks- 

Mondays-  Walk It Out 5-6pm     Take a nature walk with one of our instructors at designated trails.  See website for current week’s location.

Tuesdays-  Get Fit Club 6-7pm     Zumba is not only a workout it’s a party.  Get ready to dance and have some fun with instructor Patricia Cromer. Please bring a yoga mat.  Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room 3910 Perkins Ave. Huron.

Wednesdays-  MetroPark Hikers 10:30am – 11:30am    Do you enjoy the great outdoors?  Let’s go for a hike with  our guide.  Check the website for this week’s location.

These are just a small amount of the great activities and programs Erie MetroParks offers.   For a full list of programs or events go to the website

Fisher Titus Medical Center-  Childbirth Education Classes  Registration & Pre-Payment Required
Saturdays  November 4th through Nov. 18th  9 -11:30am
Thursdays November 30th through December 14th
Expectant parents can prepare for the birth and care of their newborns during this informative childbirth education class.  The class covers topics such as: Signs and stages of labor, breastfeeding vs. bottle feeding, car safety and basic new born care.For more information or to register, call Fisher Titus Medical Center at 419-660-2646.
 17th Fri Willard’s 30th Annual Parade of Lights 6:30pm

Line Up 5-6pm at Willard High School
Parade Route:  Perry to Myrtle Ave to Woodland Ave

For information or Parade Entries Please Contact Linda Walton, Parade Chairman 419-631-2615

FREE STONE SOUP Start serving at 6pm until it’s gone at the Huron County Community Library Willard Branch.  Soup will be served in the Library Annex

Sponsored by: The Willard Area Chamber of Commerce and WBA   Celebrating the 100th Year Centennial “Proud to Call Willard Home” Theme  “Patriotic Christmas”

17th Fri Norwalk Public Library- Music & Movement 10:30am

Shake out the sillies with us every other Friday. Open to children ages 0-5 and their caretakers.

17th Fri Milan Public Library-  More than Words: Local Author Spotlight with Karen Henry Clark 3:30-5:30pm

Join us as local author Karen Henry Clark discusses her hobbk and writing process.  Karen’s beautifully moving picture book, Sweet Moon Baby: An Adoption Tale, chronicles a baby’s journey from her birth parents in China to her adoptive parents on the other side of the world.

17th Fri Basic Life Support CPR offered at Fisher-Titus Medical Center 

Class will be from 1-5pm.   Pre-payment is required.

For more information call 419-660-2646

17th Fri Coffee Connection hosted by Huron Schools and City of Huron 8:30 – 9:30am at The Donut Shop

A series of informal public engagement opportunities for area residents.  Huron City Manager Andy White and Huron Schools Superintendent Dennis Muratori began offering citizens Saturday morning forums, outside of formal board sessions, known as Coffee Connections in 2013.

In an effort to improve the efficiency of public services, Coffee Connections provides a platform for ongoing dialogue between the city manager, school officials, and the community.  Participants will hear updates from both school and city believe a collaborative culture of open ended feedback serves the greater food of the entire community. White will provide those in attendance with an update on projects taking place throughout the city wile Muratori will provide an update on district finances, and seek input on programming and facilities.  Those interested in discussing topics relevant to the city or schools are encouraged to attend the session.

Coffee and pastries will be served.  The session is open to everyone.

For more information, contact Dennis Muratori at 419-433-1234 ext 5026

18th Sat Monroeville Rod & Gun Club Steak Feed 5-8pm

All you can eat steak dinner being served at the Monroeville Rod & Gun Club on Peru Center Road South.

Open to the public

Donations will be accepted and appreciated.

18th Sat Haugland Learning Center 2nd Annual Puzzle Party 12 -3pm

FREE Family Event

You’re invited to join the party!  Haugland Learning Center, a Non-Public K-12 Charter School serving the educational and behavioral needs of students with Autism, is hosting their 2nd Annual Puzzle Party:  an all-inclusive event for children with Autism.
Come learn what Haugland learning Center has to offer.  There will be food, crafts, games, and fun for all ages and ability levels. Connect with families and learn more about local services and agencies.

Location:  514 Jackson St, Sandusky, OH   Parking available. Questions or comments call Heather Reau at 614-602-6486

18th Sat Christian Singles Fellowship- Singles Trip to Hatville Market Place 10am

We will meet and carpool from Karson’s home on Berlin Rd at 10am.   Pack or buy a lunch, but for supper we will be eating at the Hatville Kitchen. You’re welcome to bring the kids too.

18th Sat VFW Auxiliary Post #2529 Craft Show 10am -4pm

Auxiliary will be serving lunch and will also have a bake sale all at a reasonable cost.

The Public is welcome.

The event will take place at VFW 604 W. Perkins Ave. Sandusky, OH

19th Sun St Paul Luthern Church Welcome Table 12- 1:30pm

Welcome Table FREE meal at 2211 Mill St. Sandusky, OH

Everyone is invited to partake of the free meal and it is handicap accessible.

For more information call the church at 419-625-6800

19th Sun Huron County Sheriff K9 Spaghetti Lucheon Fundraiser 12 – 4pm

$10 Donation for Adults and $5 Donation for Students  *Carry-Outs Available*
Location: Bronson Conservation Club 295 Townline Rd 151, Norwalk, OH

Spaghetti Dinner, Chinese Auction, and a Bake Sale.
All profits made will go to buying, caring for, training and Maintenance for our county’s K-9’s

19th Sun Fremont Model Train Show & Swap Meet  10:00am – 3:00pm  at
Fremont Community Recreation Complex 600 St. Joseph St, Fremont. OH
Admission for 10 and over is $5Model Trains- All Scales          Model Railroad Supplies           Books            ToysFREE Parking        Operating Layouts and Displays       Thomas the Tank Engine itemsLunch Available for purchase
 19th Sun American Legion Post 83 and VFW Post 2529 present Stein Hospice’s Wings for Warriors 12pm – 4pm at the AMVETS Post 17 located at 307 Putnam St.  Sandusky.

Join us at Wings for Warriors and enjoy ALL-YOU-EAT wings and beer for only $20.  Throughout the event, there will be many opportunities to win great prizes such as, meat boards, raffle baskets, or a beautiful Adirondack chair-painted in Americana theme by the Perkins High School Art students.

Stein Hospice veteran volunteers and staff will be recognizing and pinning the veterans who are in attendance.  All proceeds from this event directly benefit the Veteran patents of Stein Hospice.

For more information about our Veterans Program/Wings for Warriors event or to purchase event tickets, please visit or call Stein Hospice at 419-625-5269.

19th Sun Pancake Breakfast Benefit for Dennis Nebergall 7am – 11am

Breakfast made by the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Dept will be served at the North Fairfield American Legion Post 706

Dennis was diagnosed with Stage 4 Oral Cancer in September of 2017. He has had many treatments and his condition is terminal. All benefits will go toward Dennis’ medical expenses.

For questions or more information call Tab at 419-706-5360 or Amy Gahring at 419-744-2020

20th Mon Norwalk Public Library- W.A.S.P. Presentation 6pm

Join us for this amazing presentation of the story of the Women Air Force Service Pilots.  25,000 women applied and only 1,076 were chosen.  We will have special guest Thelma Miller, a Norwalk Native, who was one of the tales of the women who flew for “God, Country, and the Thrill of it all.”

20th Mon Milan Public Library-

3:30 – 4:30  STEM Spectacular     Join us for fun and exciting activities focusing on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This month we’ll be making our own lava lamps.

5-7pm  Cupcake Wars   Registration Required
Channel your inner Gordon Ramsay with a cupcake war against friends.  Teams will choos special ingredients to create literary or pop culture inspired cupcakes that will wow the judges’ taste buds.  The winning team will win a tasty prize.  Ages 13-18

21st Tues Coffee Connection hosted by Huron Schools and City of Huron 8:30 – 9:30am at Gathering Grounds Coffee Shop

A series of informal public engagement opportunities for area residents.  Huron City Manager Andy White and Huron Schools Superintendent Dennis Muratori began offering citizens Saturday morning forums, outside of formal board sessions, known as Coffee Connections in 2013.

In an effort to improve the efficiency of public services, Coffee Connections provides a platform for ongoing dialogue between the city manager, school officials, and the community.  Participants will hear updates from both school and city believe a collaborative culture of open ended feedback serves the greater food of the entire community. White will provide those in attendance with an update on projects taking place throughout the city wile Muratori will provide an update on district finances, and seek input on programming and facilities.  Those interested in discussing topics relevant to the city or schools are encouraged to attend the session.

Coffee and pastries will be served.  The session is open to everyone.

For more information, contact Dennis Muratori at 419-433-1234 ext 5026

23rd Thurs 12th Annual Military Thanksgiving Family Feast Set for CVI 12pm Hosted by The Jones Family and the Chefs Garden Farms.

The Thanksgiving Dinner is for active military on Thanksgiving Day.  Doors open at 11:30am and the meal served at Noon at the Culinary Vegetable Institute (CVI) 12304 State Route 13 aka Mudbrook Rd. Milan, OH.

Active members of the military and their immediate families are invited to share in a FREE traditional Thanksgiving spread, including roast turkey with all the trimmings.  Families are encouraged to attend, even if their military member is unable to participate.

To reserve a table, call Barb Jones at 419-656-8371 or email no later than November 20th.  Seating is limited and reservations are required.  T

24th Fri Christian Singles Fellowship- Christmas Lighting Ceremony 6pm Washington Park Downtown Sandusky.

We will meet for the lighting ceremony at the Gazebo.  Then about 7:30pm we will go to Texas Roadhouse for supper. Make sure you bring the kids for some Christmas Cheer.

24th Fri Ohio State Marching Band Concert at Kalahari to Benefit Scholarship Fund 7:30pm

The concert has been a tradition that the Erie County Ohio State Alumni Assoc. has sponsored since 1971.  Every 4 years the band stays overnight in Sandusky on the way to the big game Saturday in Ann Arbor.  The concert is a fundraiser for the Erie County Alumni Club’s Scholarship Fund. Scholarships are awarded to area high school and current college students who will attend The Ohio State University.

The concert will take place in the Kilimanjaro Convention Room inside Kalahari Sandusky

Tickets can be purchased for $20 and $30 at Musicians Alley in downtown Sandusky,  Loris Printing at 2111 Cleveland Rd. Sandusky, and  In Huron at the Family Eye Care Center.
You can also purchase tickets online at

24th Fri Fisher-Titus Medical Center hosts American Red Cross Blood Drive 9am – 1pm

FTMC will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive in the hospital auditorium, 272 Benedict Ave, Norwalk.   In an effort to help get donors through the process of giving blood faster, appointments can be made by going to

Donors are required to bring a list of medications they are currently taking and an I.D.

25th Sat Berlin Township Conversation Club Square Dance and More 6:30 – 10pm

Admission is $10 for ages 12 and over            12 and Under are free

BYOB and Snacks, Coffee, Lemonade & Pretzels will be provided

Berlin Twp Conservation Club 12217 Chapin Rd., Berlin Hts.

26th Sun Edge Futbol Club 2nd Annual Craft Fair 10am – 2pm 

We will have a variety of craft vendors.     Free admission.  The event will take place at 607 Main St. Huron, OH

If you have any questions please call Sara at 440-570-9831

26th Sun Townsend Township Fire Department Breakfast Buffet 8am – 1pm

Breakfast will be served at the Townsend Township Town Hall, located at the corner of Hartland Center Rd and US Rte 20.  The Menu includes 4 kinds of pancakes, sausage patties and links, bacon, fried potatoes, scrambled eggs, and biscuits & gravy.

Donations will be accepted

27th Mon Norwalk Public Library-

Best Book Club Ever 4:30

Every month, grades 3-5 are invited to explore an amazing book with games, discussion and fun.  The next month’s book is  unboxed at each book club- can you guess what we’ll read next?  Here’s a hint: this novel about a robot  is the first in a new series and 98% of readers on Google love it, and we think you will too.  Stop by the Children’s Room to pick up your copy today.

Genealogy Night  6pm

Have you ever wondered if you’re related to royalty or a great war hero?  The Huron County Genealogical Society is hosting a special two-part class to introduce you to this fascinating field of research. Sign up to participate in both sessions and discover where your family came from. (2nd Class is on Wednesday Nov. 29th)

27th Mon Milan Public Library-  

10-11am  Milan Morning Moment:  Where’d You Go, Bernadette  Ages 18+
Don’t miss out on this month’s Morning Moment selection, Where’d you go Bernadette by Maria Semple.  Join us for a cup of coffee, muffins, and good conversation.  Copies of this month’s book are available at the library’s circulation desk.

11am – 12pm & 6pm-7pm Google It Docs      Explore Google’s browser-based word processing service, which is designed to offer users the ability to access and edit files created from a wide variety of systems, including Microsoft Word.

27th Mon Fisher-Titus to offer Heartsaver First Aid/CPR Class 4-9pm 

Class will be held at FTMC 272 Benedict Ave, Norwalk.  Participants will learn CPR, breathing, resuscitation techniques, and choking response techniques. Pre-payment is required.  To register or for more information, call 419-660-2646.

 28th Tues Erie MetroParks & Firelands Audubon Society- The Birds of Nicaragua.  7-9pm

Dr. Khalid Siddiqui will share video of his birding trip ti Nicaragua.    Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Firelands, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

29th Wed Milan Public Library- The Chronicles of Narnia:  The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe  5:30 – 7:30pm

Celebrate C.S.  Lewis’ birthday at the library with an all ages screening of  The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.  Experience the exploits of Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter- four siblings who find the world of Narnia through a magical wardrobe while playing a game of hide-and-seek at the country estate of a mysterious professor.  Once there, the children discover a charming, once peaceful land inhabited by talking beasts, dwarfs, faun, centaurs, and giants that has been turned into a world of eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis.  Aided by the wise and magnificent lion, Aslan, the children lead Narnia into a spectacular climactic battle to be free of the witch’s glacial powers forever.

30th Thurs Norwalk Public Library-  Teen Time Thanksgiving Party 3pm

Grades 6-12 can play video games, eat some snacks, make crafts or just hang out at teen time.

30th Thurs Berlin Public Library-
3 – 4pm  Join us for an afternoon of Perler bead crafting.
Use colorful beads to create magnets or keychains in your favorite 8-bit-style shapes. Materials will be provided.  Ages 12-183:30 – 4:40pm  Book Bites: Holes  Registration Required
Every month, discover and discuss critically acclaimed books, all while snacking on tasty treats. Readers ages 8-12 are invited to sit down after school with one of our librarians as we talk about books sure to keep you turning page after page.  Registration required. Pick up this month’s book, Louis Sachar’s Holes, at the front desk.
 2nd Sat Friends of Willard Memorial Library Fundraiser Begins at 9am  taking place in the Library Annex.

Santa pictures with familiy and pets – cost $5

Cookie Walk- Cost $4 dozen     9am  until the cookies are gone.

Proceeds benefit Willard Memorial Library.

10th Sun Amherst Fire Department’s “Breakfast with Santa” 9am – Noon

The event will take place at the Amherst Fire Department 414 Church St. Amherst OH. Donations are accepted at the door.

 10th Sun Bismark Senior Community Center Breakfast 8am – 11:30am

Weill be serving ham, sausage links, home fries, scrambled eggs, pancakes, waffles, sausage gravy over biscuits and more.  There will be a 50/50 drawing and donations will betaken for the local food banks.  Come out to the Bismark Senior Community Center 5582 Bismark Rd, Bellevue and enjoy a good old fashioned farm breakfast.

15th Fri Huron Garden Club Christmas Party 12pm

The Christmas party will take place at the Huron Yacht Club 350 Huron St. Huron, OH

Please call 419-588-2169 for more details.

17th  Sat LIP SYNC BATTLE  You be the judge!      7PM

The door of the State Theatre 106 Columbus Ave. Sandusky, OH will open at 6:30pm,

This event is for 21 & Older.   Tickets are $10+processing fee and Available at the website  or by calling 419-626-1950

Sponsored by The Mylander Foundation, with benefits going to The Nehemiah Center & Volunteer Center