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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 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!
Free Community Yoga – Every Wednesday from noon – 1 p.m. at Open Way Yoga, 607 Main St., Huron, now through end of May.  This is a complementary class led by students in the Open Way Yoga teacher training program.  All ability levels will be accommodated.  Style & content vary week to week.  For more information go to or email
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
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.
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.
Willard American Legion post 514 is selling raffle tickets for a gun raffle. The drawing will be October 22nd. Tickets are $10 each of 6 for $50. Please see the post to purchase.
Firelands Regional Medical Center invites you to our free nutrition/weight management support group held every Thursday throughout 2016 from 7 – 8 pm at Firelands South Campus. The support group is led by Ted Fox, M. Ed, PC-CR.Topics of discussion include: Making Time for Ourselves , Slowing Down and Being Mindful , Preparing for Social Gatherings , Diminishing Discouragement , Hunger and Cravings, Sabotaging Thoughts, Taking this Show on the Road: Eating Out, Believing in Yourself , Managing Plateaus, Building Confidence , “I’ll Try That Once I Reach My Goal”, Saying “No” to the “Food Pushers” , Transitioning to the Rest of Your Life.
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
The Milan Museum will have FREE admission the second Sunday of every month until December. They are open Sunday from 1:00pm-5:00pm.
The Vermilion AMVETS post 22 will be holding Cruise in With That Classic car show from 5:00pm-8:00pm on the third Wednesday of the month through September. There will be 50/50 drawings, raffles and door prizes, food, $1 draft beers and more. For more information call Tom Miller at 216-347-0117.
The American Legion in Berlin Heights begins their weekly Turkey Shoots on Sunday, September 11th and will continue weekly on Sundays through November 20th. Signup starts at 11 and shooting begins at noon. Prizes include $100, $50, meals, pies, and 50/50 drawings. All barrel lengths and chokes are permitted, and the Post will provide trap loads to the contestants. Food will be available from the Sons of the American Legion.
27th- 29th Tues.- Thurs. Beginning today and running through the 29th at the United Fund Office a Professional Clothing Swap will be open from 9am-4pm. You’ll be able to drop off any unwanted professional clothing items-such as dresses, suits, dress shirts, jackets, slacks, shoes, and accessories- and take what you like! At the end of Thursday any remaining items will be donated to the Clothing Bank. If you would like more info or have questions, call 419-668-0269.
28th Wed. Rock Sober Feast with Michael McDermott will be at the Sandusky State Theatre beginning at 6pm this evening. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased at the Sandusky State Theatre Box Office. The event benefits the Genesis By The Lake Recovery Center.
29th Thurs. Author Mary Newman will be hosting Edible Flowers at the Milan Library from 6:30-7:30pm. Edible flowers: A Global History illustrates how to prepare and eat soups, salads, desserts and drinks with flowers.
29th Thurs. The Huron County Library will be hosting Author Trevor Zahara, the author of “Confessions of an OSU Usher” Trevor will be talking about the rich tradition and sharing some of the most humorous, unusual, and captivating experiences. The presentation will begin at 6pm.
30th Fri. Red Cross will be holding a blood drive from 11am-3pm at the Milan Library.
30th Fri. Bike and Bible Fun Night with Christian Singles Fellowship will meet at Karson’s House- 1401 Berlin Road in Huron. Barbecued Chicken and Corn will be provided but please bring a side or dessert to share, and drinks. Bring the kids for good food and great physical, and spiritual exercise.
30th Fri. St. Peter Senior Youth Group from Norwalk will be holding their annual rummage sale in the fellowship hall from 9am-3pm. The church is located at 243 Benedict Ave. in Norwalk. All items are purchased by donation only.
30th Fri. There will be a revival with Rev. C.E. Boot from Hillsdale Michigan at the Apostolic Fellowship Church in Plymouth at 6:30pm. There will be a nightly revival through October 2nd. Everyone is welcome and there will be refreshments afterwards. For more information or questions call 740-358-6743.
1st Sat. The Lift Your Leg and Run K-9K and craft show will be at the Norwalk Reservoir from 9am-5pm today. There will be a 9K and 5K run/walk as well as raffle baskets, auctions, food vendors, music, crafts, and more! Registration opens at 8am day of and the race will begin at 9am. For more information call Tammy at 419-681-5328. This event is hosted by the Paws for Balls Relay for Life Team benefitting the American Cancer Society. Dogs are welcome in all activities!
1st Sat. A benefit for Austin Martin will be held at the Monroeville Rod and Gun Club beginning at 1pm today. Austin was severely injured in a Motocross accident in June. A Chicken dinner will be served as well as a silent and live auction, raffles and 50/50 drawings, horseshoes and cornhole, music and kids games. A Cornhole tournament will begin at 2pm, and live auction at 6pm. To donate items or volunteer contact Ben Martin at 419-606-0073 or Calie Montgomery at 567-224-1693.
1st Sat. There will be a color wave/ run today at the Norwalk Veteran Memorial Reservoir. There will be 4 separate race times, 11:00am, Noon, 1:00pm, and 2:00pm. The course will be about one mile(2 kilometers). During the run there will be areas with paint powder attacks with bright colors. All four groups of runners will be painted.
1st & 2nd Sat. & Sun. Erie MetroParks will be holding Harvest Happenings at Osborn MetroPark in Huron from 11a-5p. There will a children’s pedal pull, tractor & engine display, a Back To The Wild display, pony rides, live music, food an more. Bring the family an enjoy the outdoors!
2nd Sun. An Afternoon of Inspiration and Hope with Imagine a Drug Free Task Force will be from noon until 3pm today. Registration begins at the Fisher-Titus Patient Pavilion begins at noon with a rally that will head down Shady Lane Drive to the Ernsthausen Preforming Arts Center. There will be an hour of recovery stories and inspiration at the Center as well as resources to become a part of the community solution.
3rd Mon. The Milan library will be starting What’s cooking? A Cookbook Club with a meet and greet meeting tonight from 6-7pm! Bring your favorite comfort food dish to share for a pot-lucky style meet and greet. There will be discussion about how the monthly group will work and reveal next month’s cookbook selection.
3rd Mon. The Sandusky Ski Club will meet at the Sandusky American Legion at 7:30 tonight. There will be a sign up for upcoming winter trips. For more information call President Sue Deerhake at 419-967-0622.
4th Tues. Firelands Medical Center will be offering an 18 hour Medical Terminology course beginning tonight through November 1st from on Tuesday evenings from 5-7pm. The class will consist of 9 sessions and one final exam session. You do not need previous knowledge of medical terminology. There is a $150 fee and includes your workbook. Registration is required, call 419-557-6740.
5th Wed. Milan Library welcomes Jim Kleefield. From 5:30-6:30 he will be sharing real- life legends and hauntings in Ohio. Topics will include the Mansfield Reformatory and the Concord Cemetery.
6th Thurs. In honor of Mad Hatter Day, The Berlin Library will be showing We’re All Mad Here: Alice Though The Looking Glass!
7th Fri. There will be a Fall Walk at the Edison Woods on ST RT 61 in Berlin Heights with the Christian Singles Fellowship beginning at 6pm. Afterwards we will meet at the Pit Restaurant in Vermilion for dinner.
8th Sat. Firelands Regional Medical Center will be offering a Stork Express class from 9-11am at the South Campus today. The class will help pregnant women start on paperwork that will be required during their hospital stay. Each participant will complete their paper work, watch a quick video, and take a tour. Mom-to-be’s that are at least 34 weeks are welcome as well as a spouse/support person. To register call 419-557-7840.
9th Sun. Bismark Senior/ Community Center in Bellevue will be holding their first monthly breakfast from 8-11:30am. Ham, sausage, scrambled eggs, homefries, sausage gravy and biscuits, pancakes and waffles will be served. A 50/50 drawing will run and Food Bank donations will be accepted.
9th Sun. The Fall Classic Demo Derby will begin at 2pm today at the Huron County Fairgrounds. Inspection gates open at 9am. For more information call Tom at 419-744-4753.
10th Mon. There will be a planning meeting to Christian Singles Fellowship at the Columbus Ave. Methodist Church in Sandusky beginning at 7pm.
11th Tues. Blue Star Mothers of the Lake Erie Shores will be having an open house at 6pm at the VFW in Bellevue. Blue Star Mothers is a group for mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, foster mothers, female legal guardians with children currently serving or who have served in the United States Military. For more information call Barb Cook at 419-681-5832.
13th Thurs. The Norwalk PTO will be hosting a spaghetti dinner from 5-7pm during the volley-for-the-cure volleyball game. Adults will be $5, children $3, or $15 for a family of 4. A raffle and bake sale will also be open.
15th Sat. Firelands Regional Medical Center will be hosting a breastfeeding clinic from 10am to noon at the South Campus. This course if free to the public and will offer mothers answers to their questions and concerns and offer support. Certified lactation consultants will be there to address any challenges or questions and to weigh infants. For more information call 419-577-7596.
16th Sun. There will be a breakfast buffet served at the Monroeville Knights of Columbus Hall on Peru Center Road. Breakfast will be served from 8am to noon, adults at $7, children at $3 and under 6 is free, the public is welcome.
17th Mon. The Sandusky Ski Club will meet at the Sandusky American Legion at 7:30 tonight. There will be a sign up for upcoming winter trips. For more information call President Sue Deerhake at 419-967-0622.
21st Fri. Erie MetroPark will have their last canoe trip of the season today from 4-6pm! The group will meet at the Coupling MetroPark canoe launch on SR 13 in Milan. The trip will be on the Huron River with the fall colors in full affect.
21st Fri. Join the Sandusky Ski Club at the Sandusky State Theater for “Gets Spooky” featuring Micheal Shirtz Quartet. The show begins at 8pm. For more information call Pat at 419-625-0401
22nd Sat. Christian Singles Fellowship will be having an Amish Carpool Trip today. Those interested in going should meet at the Norwalk Alliance Church no later than 10am with a sack lunch. The day will be full of shopping. Afterwards dinner will be served at Mrs. Yoders Restaurant.
22nd Sat. The Pet N Pup Parade will be held on Main Street in Norwalk this morning. Judging will take place just before the parade at 10am in front of Main Street School and will lead to line up at 10:45 with parade beginning at 11am. Prizes are limited, so you must have a costume and pet to be eligible. Prizes and 2016 king and queen will be announced at the end of the parade.
28th Fri. There will be a historical tour of Osborn MetroPark with a haunted twist. There will be paranormal recordings played that were recorded throughout the park as well as discussion about the park being an old prison farm. Drinks and snacks will be provided and all ages are welcome.
28th Fri. There will be a pot luck with the Christian Singles Fellowship group at the Venice Road Baptist Church. Hot Dogs will be provided but it is asked you bring a covered dish or dessert as well as a beverage. A hay ride will run through the evening.
29th Sat. There will be an end of summer clean up at the Pelton Park in Sandusky today. Gloves and trash bags will be provided.
29th Sat. A Halloween Archery Shoot will take place at Coupling MetroPark on SR 13 in Mialn from 1-4 today.  Come dressed as your favorite archer, superhero, or any costume and have fun target shooting and playing games. All ages are welcome, and snacks will be provided however registration is required.