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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 Sandusky Eagles Club, 1235 W. Perkins 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.
Turkey Shoot at the American Legion Post 659, Rt. 61 N., Berlin Heights.  Sign-up starts at 11 a.m. & shoots begin at noon starting September 7th and continuing every Sunday through November 23rd.  Prizes include $100 shoots, $50 shoots, meat shoots, pie shoots & 50/50 raffles.  Open to all gauges of shotguns.  Food available for purchase.
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.
The Norwalk Park & Rec has team packets available for anyone who would like to organize an Adult Softball team or Flag Football team for Fall leagues.  There will be Softball divisions for Men’s, Women’s and Coed.  For more information call Joe Lindenberger at 419-663-6775, ext. 22.
18th Annual Huron Chamber of Commerce Don Billman Memorial Golf Outing at Sawmill Creek Golf Club in Huron on Wednesday, September 10th with registration at 12 noon and a 1 p.m. Shotgun Start.  Cost is $85/person or 1 Team $340 or register by Friday, September 5th $75/person or 1 Team $300.  For more information call the Huron Chamber of Commerce @ 419-433-5700.
   

August

29th, 30th & 31st Fri., Sat. & Sun. 10th Annual Perch, Peach, Pierogi & Polka Festival in Downtown Port Clinton, starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, 11 – 9:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday.  Enjoy Lake Erie Perch Sandwiches or dinners, hot pierogies, pizza, polish sausage & delicious peach cobbler!  Big tent, live bands, ice cold beer, music, food, dance & fun!  Cover charge $3 and kids are free.
29th thru Sept. 1 Fri. thru Mon. 106th Annual Firelands Labor Day Festival taking place Friday through Monday at the New London Recreation Park.  Daily gate prices Saturday thru Monday:  adults $7; senior citizen (age 62 & over) $4; under 3 is free.  Pre-Sale 3 Day passes available.  Rides included.  For more information or schedule go to www.newlondonohio.com.
30th Sat. Bay View Police Association’s Annual Pig Roast at Terry’s Tavern in Bay View with the dinners served at noon for $8 with all the fixings.  Some events include:  Golf cart parade at 11:30 a.m., Corn Hole Tournament at 1pm, Dunk a Pig – Cops in the Dunk Tank at 2pm, Duck race in the bay at 4 pm, gift raffles, 50/50 raffles, gun raffle tickets being sold and entertainment.  Proceeds raised will be used to buy equipment for the Bay View Police Dept., along with doing functions for the children.
30th Sat. Outreach Community Free Dinner at Grace Episcopal Church, 315 Wayne St., Sandusky, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. in the Mary Simpson Room.  All are welcome to join in for food and fellowship.
30th thru Sep. 7th Sat. thru Sun. Tent Revival at the Highest Praise Church, 3409 St. Rt. 224, Willard, Saturday, August 30th thru Sunday, September 7th at 7 p.m. each night with guest preachers nightly.  Live Christian Music and more.  For more information call Pastor Sharon Kilgore @ 567-224-3403.
 31st  Sun. Vermilion Chamber presents Concerts in the Park featuring the Wind Jammers Band from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in Victory Park at the Gazebo.
     
   

September

1st Mon. Last day to register for Ohio Veterans Homes “2nd Annual Island Hopper” taking place on Friday, September 19th.  $60 individual participant; $200 team of 4; $50 non-participant.  Fee includes boat passage, lunch, golfing and cart rental on Put-in-Bay.  To register call 419-625-2454, ext. 1216.  All proceeds will benefit the Ohio Veterans Home Columbarium Fund.
1st Mon. Last day to register for the Teen Leadership Corps Golf Classic at Sawmill Creek Golf Course Resort in Huron taking place on Monday, September 8th.  Registration & complementary lunch at 12:30 p.m. with a 1:30 Shotgun Start.  Cost is $125 per player ($500 team).  For more information or to register call Brian West @ 419-602-7086.
2nd Tues. Last day to register for the PERI (Public Employee Retirees, Inc.) Huron County Chapter 87 meeting taking place on Tuesday, September 9th at Norwalk Eagles Club, Cline St., with doors opening at 11:30 a.m. and meeting at 12 noon.  Cost of lunch $8.  To RSVP call 419-706-7947.
2nd Tues. Firelands Regional Medical Center’s Healthcare Provider CPR Certification Course from 8 – 11:30 a.m. in the hospital’s South Campus, Sandusky.  Course is for medical professionals & students beginning course work in healthcare professions only.  Class fee $50 per person.  Registration is required by calling 419-557-6740.
3rd Wed. Any Perkins School District first through fifth grade boy interested in joining Cub Scouts, there will be a parent & boy informational meeting/sign-up night at Furry School from 6 – 7 p.m.  Visit www.BeAScout.org for more information about scouting.
4th Thurs. Firelands Habitat for Humanity Application Workshop at the Bellevue Hospital, Burson Room, W. Main St., at 6:30 p.m.  To RSVP call 419-621-7818.
5th Fri. All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry or Chicken Fingers Donner at the Attica K of C Hall, Heyman Dr., from 5:30 – 7 p.m.  Adults $9 and children $6.  Open to the public and carry out available.  Proceeds will go to Seneca East High School Band Uniform Replacement.
5th, 6th & 7th Fri., Sat. & Sun. Friends of the Huron Public Library’s book pre-sale for Friends members only on Friday from 9 – 4 p.m.; Saturday from 9 – 4 p.m.; Sunday will be $3 per bag of books from 1 – 4 p.m.  Saturday & Sunday sale is open to the public. 
6th & 7th Sat. & Sun. Pioneer Days at Historic Lyme Village, 5001 St. Rt. 4, Bellevue (between St. Rts. 20 & 113), from 10 – 5 p.m. both days.  Events include: Frontiersmen, demonstrating pioneer craftspeople, American Revolution & Civil War Camps, one-room school sessions, kids’ activities tent, sutlers, music, food & more!  Admission $6/adults and $4/children ages 6-12. 
7th Sun. The Patriot Car & Motorcycle Show at 185 Shady Lane Dr., Norwalk, from 11 – 3:30 p.m.  $10 per show vehicle.  Dash plaques (first 100 entries), car & motorcycle trophies, live entertainment, food, door prizes & charity raffle (proceeds to Wounded Warrior Foundation).  Event brought to you by the Friends of the 945th for the Ohio Army National Guard 945th Engineer Company and the Huron County Chamber of Commerce.  For more information call 614-507-5096.
7th Sun. Chicken B-B-Q at St. Stephen United Church of Christ, 905 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, from 11:30 – 1 p.m.  $10 per person which includes 1/2 chicken, 2 sides, beverage & dessert.  Drive-thru service or eat in the shelter.  Also activities from 11:30 – 1p.m. for Rally Day.  10% of dinner profit is given to the community & will benefit Sandusky Prescription Ministry.
7th Sun. The public is invited to a free concert & art exhibit opening featuring local artist, singer & songwriter Rosemary Schramm from 4 – 6 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 315 Wayne St., Sandusky.  A reception & exhibit opening “Art From My Heart” will follow at 5 p.m. 
9th Tues. Erie County Children Services is in extreme need of caring families to be foster/adopt homes.  Current social situations have created an extreme need for loving families.  Foster/Adopt classes take place at the Erie County Job & Family Services, 221 W. Parish St., Sandusky, from 5 – 8 p.m.  To register call Tina @ 419-627-4884.
10th Wed. Department of Job & Family Services “Huron County Hiring Fair” at the Huron County Fairgrounds Expo Building, 940 Fair Rd., Norwalk, from 1 – 4 p.m.  Bring resumes & dress in appropriate interview attire!  For more information call Karmen @ 419-668-8126, ext. 3457.
10th Wed. Firelands Regional Medical Center’s HeartSaver First Aid & CPR/AED Course in the hospital’s South Campus, Education Room on the 1st Floor, Sandusky, from 8 – 1 p.m.  Class fee $90 per person.  To register call the hospital @ 419-557-6740.
10th Wed. Huron County Department of Job & Family Services “Hiring Fair” from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Huron County Fairgrounds Expo Building, 940 Fair Rd., Norwalk.  Be prepared for an interview and bring resumes.  Event is open to the public.  For more information call Karmen Ross @ 419-668-8126, ext. 3457.
10th Wed. The Lyme Village Pioneer String Band will provide entertainment for the ElderCollege fall semester kickoff at Bowling Green State University Firelands College in Huron from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. in the college’s Cedar Point Center.  The band offers a lively performance which includes folk, gospel, country, spiritual and patriotic sings.  Event is free and open to the public.
11th Thurs. Come hear author Bob Grau at the Willard location of the Huron County Community Library at 6 p.m. with his “Five Million Steps: Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail” program. 
13th Sat. Serving Our Seniors “Mega Garage Sale Extravaganza” at the Sandusky Municipal Parking Garage, corner of W. Market & Columbus Ave., Sandusky, with public shopping starting at 10 a.m.  $25 to rent your space (equivalent of 1 parking space) call Sarah @ 419-624-1856.  Proceeds to benefit Serving Our Seniors.
13th Sat. United Way of Greater Lorain County “United We Sweat” Family Field Day at High Meadows Park at the Black River Reservation in Elyria from 10 – 12 noon.  Families are encouraged to attend together to enjoy traditional field day favorites, along with a live DJ and healthy snacks.  Event will be held rain or shine.  A detailed schedule of events can be found at www.livehealthyloraincounty.com/unitedwesweat.
13th Sat. Willard Community Library’s “Train Fest” from 10 – 5 p.m.  Relive Willard history at the Library with historical train photographs on display!  Kids can stop in the children’s department for some fun train activity sheets.  The Friends of the Library will have a Bake Sale from 10 – 2!
13th Sat. Lofton Henderson Marine Corps League’s “Steak Fry” at the Amvets Post 47, 3009 Broadway Ave., Lorain, from 4 – 7 p.m.  $20 per person with cash bar.  Also 50/50 raffle and gift raffles.  For more information or tickets call Greg @ 440-315-5985.  All of the proceeds will go towards the building of the new Marine Corps League Memorial.
13th Sat. Firelands Regional Medical Center’s Complete Metabolic Profile Screening from 7 – 10:30 a.m. at the hospital’s Main Campus, Sandusky.  Pre-registration is required for lab work.  For more information, including cost, or to register call the hospital @ 419-557-7840.
14th Sun. The Places You’ll Go 5K, Kids 1K and Canine K Fundraiser for Monroeville Spanish Club takes place at the Knights of Columbus Building, 131 S. Main St. (Peru Center Rd.), Monroeville, with registration at 8 a.m. with 5K at 9 a.m., Kids 1K at 10:30 a.m. and Canine 1K at 11:30 a.m.  Medals awarded to top 3 in each age category.  Cost is $25 for 5K, $15 Kids 1K and $20 for Canine K.  For more information call Mr. Kaczor @ 419-465-2531, ext. 1301 or go to www.monroevilleschools.org.
18th Thurs. 3rd Thursday Music, Flowers & a Sunset in downtown Vermilion from 6:30 p.m. to Sunset.  Free live music – Rock ‘n Roll; Soul; Pop; Folk; Country; Christian; Karaoke; Acoustic, Barbershop & more! Bring the family and lawn chairs or stroll the sidewalks, browse the shops & pick your favorite artist to listen to at any time.  For more information call Barb @ 440-967-9504.
18th Thurs. Mercy Willard Hospital’s Education Department will offer the American Heart Association’s Healthcare Provider CPR course from 5 – 9 p.m. in the hospital’s Schaffer Conference Center, Room 1.  Course is for participants who provide health care to patients in a wide variety of settings including in-hospital and out-of-hospital.  Course fee $40.  Registration is limited.  To register call Rachel Danhoff @ 419-964-5119.
20th Sat. All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry at the Townsend Fire Department, Heartland Center & U.S. Rt. 20, Collins, from 5 – 8 p.m.  $18 adults, $12 carry out and $6 for children 6-12 years of age.
20th Sat. Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Sandusky Walk at the Ohio Veterans Home, Sandusky, with check in at 9:30 a.m., ceremony at 10:30 a.m. and walk at 11 a.m.  There will be a 2 and 1 mile option walk.  Register online at http://act.alz.org/Sandusky2014.
23rd Tues. Firelands Regional Medical Center’s Healthcare Provider CPR Certification Course from 8 – 11:30 a.m. in the hospital’s South Campus, Sandusky.  Course is for medical professionals & students beginning course work in healthcare professions only.  Class fee $50 per person.  Registration is required by calling 419-557-6740.
25th Thurs. Willard Community Library’s “Edmund Fitzgerald: What Really Happened?  Explore a brief history of shipping on the Great Lakes that lead up to the impressive Edmund Fitzgerald at the Library at 6 p.m.  Carrie Sowden from the Great Lakes Historical Society will discuss the mystery.  For more information call 419-933-8564.
27th Sat. Need help choosing a college? A Major? A Career?  BGSU Firelands Career & Campus Visitation Day from 8:30 – 12 noon at the college in Huron.  This is designed for high school students who will be making career decisions in the next two years and will explore everything from nursing to social work, criminal justice to computer science & more!  Space is limited.  Register at www.firelands.bgsu.edu/admissions/visitation.html.  For more information call Office of Admissions @ 419-372-0607.
27th Sat. Team Gunner Faith Over Fear Poker Run to battle Leukemia at Knucklehead Saloon, 2012 Cleveland Rd., West, Huron, with registration from 10 – 11:45 a.m., bikes out at 12 noon, last bike in by 5 & dinner at 5 p.m.  $15 per rider or $20 per couple with all vehicles welcome!   Also raffles, 50/50 and a DJ.  For more information call Diane @ 574-202-1093.
28th Sun. Art of Manliness & Live Kayfabe presents another Extravaganza of Wrestling Exhibitions at the Huron County Fairgrounds, 940 Fair Rd., Norwalk, with doors opening at 2:30 p.m., bell at 3 p.m.  All ages show!  Tickets $10 presale or $12 day of show and children are free with paid adult.  This is a single day vintage variety show celebrating the sport of professional wrestling as it was presented during the roarin’ 20′s.  A portion of the event proceeds donated to the Norwalk United Fund to support their locally funded programs.  For tickets go to www.oldewrestling.com/tickets or stop by the Bellevue NAPA Store.  For more information call Justin Nottke @ 419-217-9298.
28th Sun. BNCC Pioneer Harvest Fall Festival at Bronson Norwalk Conservation Club, 295 Townline Rd. 151, Norwalk, from 11 – 5 p.m.  Some events include: Artisans & crafters, National Guard Bounce House, Civil War Campsite & demos with cannon firing, hay rides, wood carvers, classic cars, corn maze, live music, food vendors & lots more!  $5 adults, $1 for ages 6-15 & kids 5 & under free.  Show your Military badge & get in free.  For more information call Toni Gibson @ 419-557-3200.
     
   

October

4th & 5th Sat. & Sun. 23rd Annual Erie MetroParks Harvest Happenings, E. Perkins Ave., Huron, Saturday & Sunday from 11 – 5 p.m. both days.  Some events include: Firelands Pioneer Power Association Engine & Tractor Show; Sandusky Children’s Museum amazing activities; petting zoo with the Ohio Horseman’s Council of Erie Co.; pumpkin painting; food & craft vendors; demonstrations; hayrides; raffles; food.  For more information go to www.eriemetroparks.org or call 419-625-7783, ext. 221.