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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!
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 openwayyoga.com or email openwayyoga@gmail.com.
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.
Project Leadership of Huron County is challenging & encouraging everyone in the listening area to support Project Leadership’s class of 2016’s community project.  Our particular group is aspiring to assemble a Huron County Law Enforcement Memorial at the Shady Lane Memorial Park and are counting on the support of the community to ensure this project will be a success.  Any donation, whether it be labor, materials or monetary, will be recognized permanently alongside the memorial.  Please send to: Seth Fry, c/o Project Leadership, P.O. Box 302, Norwalk, OH  44857.
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 ErieConserves.org
Registration for youth teeball and softball is currently being accepted at the Norwalk Park & Rec Department for all students living in and out of Norwalk.  Children 5 years old through six grade are welcome to register.  Cost is $32 for Norwalk City residents, Norwalk students and Ernsthausen member and $42 for all other out of town students.  Team practices begin in May and games will start the week of June 6th.
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 firelands.com/mentalhealth.
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.
“Boost Your Skills” class will begin July 11th and run through August 31st. The free class will run two days a week and will boost students’ skills to be able to get into their desired EHOVE program. Classes will be Monday and Wednesdays from 3:30pm-5:30pm. Participants will be given their Work Keys retest for free. To sign up or for more information call 419-499-4663 ext.280.
Arts in the Park kicks off July 30th and will take place every Saturday until August 6th from 9:30am-11:30am at Sofias Park in Norwalk. Students entering 1st-6th grade are welcome. Norwalk City School Art Teachers have planned a fun project or each week. There is no registration fee, but it is asked that you register by the Sunday before the class. To do so call 419-663-6775 extension 24.
July
29th Fri. Join The Milan Museum for a movie in the courtyard. Bring the family out to enjoy the fresh air, free popcorn and watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens(PG-13). The free movie will begin around 9:00pm, at dusk.
29th Fri. The Sandusky State Theater and Sandusky City School’s Great Lakes Visual and Preforming Arts Academy  presents “Mirror Image A Real Enchanted Musical” tonight at 7:30pm. General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children and can be ordered and printed online a sanduskystate.com ,stop in the Box Office at 107 Columbus Ave in Sanduksy, or call 419-626-1950 Monday through Friday 10am-5pm.
29th & 30th Fri. & Sat. The Shiloh-Cass-Bloominggrove Firefighters Association will be holding the 50th Annual Fireman’s Ox Roast. There will be lots of great food, live music and events. Friday night “Little Texas” will be playing from 8:30pm-10:00pm followed by fireworks, and “Three Minute Echo” will preform from 8:00pm-11:00pm Saturday night. A garden tractor pull will take place at 10:00 am on Saturday, and a pedal tractor pull Saturday at 11:00 for ages 3-8. A parade will make its way through beginning at 7:00pm. It will all take place at the Shiloh Fire Station on 603. For more information call Jeff at 419-545-0073 or Paul at 419-571-4071.
29th & 30th& 31st Fri., Sat., & Sun. The Wakeman Firefighters Festival kicks off Friday night and will be open all weekend. Friday will feature a movie in the park, Saturday Emily Keener will be preforming, and Sunday will feature a parade and water fight. All the fun will take place at the Wakeman Eagles. If you have any questions, call 440-574-3210.
30th Sat. The Huron County Master Gardener Volunteers are presenting “Herbs’ the Word, growing and cooking with herbs” from 10:00am-11:30am at the Fisher-Titus Medical Center Jennings Auditorium in Norwalk. Space is limited, so call 419-660-2928 to register. The class is free and open to the public.
30th Sat. Firelands Regional Medical Center will be hosting a safety day for children entering Kindergarten from 9:00am-3:30pm at Hancock Elementary School-407 Decatur Street, Sandusky. Children will learn lessons about what to do in a fire and other emergencies, stranger danger, and animal,water and home safety. At the end of the day each child will receive a t-shirt, certificate, and bicycle helmet.
31st Sun. The Margaretta Firefighters Association’s annual chicken bbq will begin today at 11:00am. Meals will be served at the Fire Station until food runs out. An adult meal is $9.00, children are $5.00, and chicken only is $6.00. Carry out will be available. The Fire Department sits at 113 South Ave, Castalia Ohio 44824.
31st Sun. The 9th Annual Car Show Hot Rod Charlie will take place at the New London Recreation Park today. There will be raffles, judged awards, door prizes, kids’ games, camping, a lotto tree, flea market and swap meet. Registration begins at 9:00am, the car fee will be $10, swap meet and flea market will be $15. The event is free to the public and will include free dinner.  For more information call Tina Brown at 1-419-366-8790.
August
1st Mon. The Huron Football Team Moms will be hosting a chicken dinner before the scrimmages on August 12th and 19th. If you wish to have a ticket for the dinner on the 12th, you need to purchase by today, August 1st. Dinner includes half a BBQ chicken, potato salad, baked beans, and a roll with butter. Tickets are only $10, to get yours call Jodi Woods at 440-935-4965.
1st Mon. Registration to receive help from Stuff the Bus for the 2016-2017 school year will be from 10:00am-noon today at the Norwalk Salvation Army-55 Whittlesey Avenue. You will need to bring proof of eligibility with you. Supplies will be distributed August 10th.
1st Mon. Registration for the Huron County Master Gardeners for the fall bus trip is due no later than today. The trip will be September 16th, to Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Over 200 works of art sit on the Park’s 30 acres so be sure to wear comfy shoes and bring a camera. The trip fee is $100. for more information contact Donna Sisson at 419-541-0561.
2nd Tues. The City of Sandusky is holding their 3rd annual National Night Out Touch A Truck family event tonight from 4:00pm-8:00pm at the Paper District Marina. There’s no admission fee and fun for the whole family. There will be a Life Flight helicopter for kids to explore, the Traveling Children’s Museum, face painting, bounce houses, food vendors, giveaways and more!
3rd Wed. Registration to receive help from Stuff the Bus for the 2016-2017 school year will be from 10:00am-noon today at the Norwalk Salvation Army-55 Whittlesey Avenue. You will need to bring proof of eligibility with you. Supplies will be distributed August 10th.
5th Fri. Ohio Flags Of Honor kicks off this evening at the Shady Lane Memorial Park in Norwalk tonight at 7:00pm, however it is asked you by there no later than 6:30. The Ceremony will begin promptly at 7:00pm. The event will run all weekend, with Saturday being a family fun day(11:00am-5:00pm) and Sunday being a closing ceremony beginning at 2:00pm. The Ohio Flags of Honor can be found online at ohioflagsofhonor.com. For more information call 419-668-4140.
5th Fri. Stuff the Bus will be accepting unused school supplies today from 7:30am-4:00pm at the Norwalk Board of Education-134 Benedict Avenue. The supplies will be distributed to families in need of assistance.
5th Fri. The Berlin Heights Garden club will be having their annual flower show today during the Basket Festival from 10:00am-6:00pm. The public is welcome to view the floral arrangements. If you would like more information call Cat at 440-965-4448.
6th Sat. The 56th Annual St. Joseph Festival kicks off this evening with adults night out from 6:00pm-11:00pm.Expect to have an evening full of great food, drinks, music, and an amateur Euchre Tournament-registration from 6:00pm to 7:15pm. The Festival continues on Sunday from 11:00am-9:00pm with fun for the entire family.
6th Sat. Faithfest 2016 starts today at 4:00pm at Roeder Racing- 3684 US Route 20, Monroeville. Big Tee aka Da Radical Praisa will be hosting, and The Machine Gun Preacher will be speaking along with many music acts. There is a $5 ticket fee, but all fees benefit various local organizations. Find Faithfest on Facebook or their website.
6th Sat. There will be lottery drawing for a youth hunt  for the Sandusky Bay MetroPark- Joseph Steinen Wildlife Area. The lottery will take place in the Frost Center at Osborn MetroPark-3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Doors will open at 8:30am, and all youth hunters or a representative for the hunter must attend a mandatory meeting beginning at 9:00am. 18 upland game permits, 7 deer archery permits, and 8 trapping permits will be drawn.
7th Sun. There will be a guided historic tour today beginning 1:00pm at Norwalk’s Woodlawn Cemetery Public Mausoleum. Local historian Henry Timman will be there as a guide. If you have any further questions call 419-668-1122.
7th Sun. The Village of New London Parks welcomes the Kelly Miller Circus. Shows begin at 2:00pm and 5:00pm. Presale tickets are being sold at The New London Village Office, Gas Depot, Gilbert Hardware, and Miller’s Market in New London.
8th Mon. The Huron Football Team Moms will be hosting a chicken dinner before the scrimmages on August 12th and 19th. Tickets for the August 19th dinner must be purchased by today August 8th. Dinner includes half a BBQ chicken, potato salad, baked beans, and a roll with butter. Tickets are only $10, to get yours call Jodi Woods at 440-935-4965
11th Thurs. Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) invites waterfowl hunters to participate in drawings for controlled hunting opportunities. Tonight’s drawing will be for Pipe Creek Wildlife Area, and East Sandusky Bay. Both drawings will take place at Osborn MetroPark, and registration for both will begin at 5:00pm, drawing at 6:20. Adult Participants will be required to show current, or last year’s, Ohio Wetland Stamp, or Resident Hunting License. Youth hunters will need to show Resident Youth Hunting License for this year, or last.
12th Fri. Adult Fall Sports Registration open and due by August 26th, forms for kickball, flag football, and fall softball are available at the Rec Center front desk. For more information contact Joe at 419-663-6775 ex 22.
12th Fri. Friday Fun Night will be from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Norwalk Rec Center. Kids entering 4th-6th grade are welcome for a night of fun games and contests. Activities may vary but could include roller skating, kickball, dodge ball, swimming, minute to win it games, karaoke and dance music, along with discussion topics. If this is their first time they must bring in a grade card for proof of age.
13th Sat. The Attica Independent Fair will be holding KIDS Day. The Attica Police Department will be providing free child finger printing/ photo cards. Safety materials and gun locks will also be provided to families with an important message from Eddie Eagle. Willard Mercy Hospital will hand out free child sized bicycle helmets as well.
13th Sat. The Western Reserve Elementary Stuff the Bus will begin at 9:00am today and run until Noon at the Wakeman Community Park. Stuff The Bus helps provide school supplies to local families in need. If you cannot make it to the park but still want to donate, you may drop items off at the Wakeman Library.
13th Sat. A local Perkins High School/ EHOVE student has organized “Jailbreak 5K 4 K9 and C.O.P.S.”, a 5K run and kid’s fun run for his Boy Scout Eagle Project. The run will begin and end at the Erie County Jail. Preregistration(by July 31) fee for adults is $15, race day registration is $20. Kids are $10 preregistered, and $15 the day of. Those who preregister will receive a meal and tshirt courtesy of the Boy Scouts , but those who  register the day of can purchase a meal. All proceeds benefit Erie County Sheriff’s Office K9 Fund, and C.O.P.S(Concerns Of Police Survivors). For more information about registering call 419-627-7678, registration forms can be found here.
13th Sat. The Vermilion Band Boosters will be hosting Vermilion Band Night at the Lake Erie Crusher’s Game. The Band will be preforming the National Anthem prior to the game. This is one of the largest fundraisers to help with travel expenses for the members to go to Nashville/Memphis. You can purchase tickets from the Vermilion Band Booster, students only benefit from tickets purchased through Band Boosters. The program receives $4.50 for each $9.00 ticket.
14th Sun. Hopefest will take place this evening at the Willard Hope Center. Music begins at 5:00pm, but other fun activities kick off at 3:00pm. The free concert will feature Colton Dixon, Finding Favour, and Hannah Clark. For more information call the Willard Hope Center at 419-935-8900.
13th Sat. The Sandusky/ Firelands chapter of PFLAG will be having their annual potluck picnic at Plumbrook Estates beginning at 5:00pm. Please bring a dish to share if you are able, and please no alcoholic beverages. The pavilion is located at approximately 4310 Woodridge Drive.
17th Thurs. Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) invites waterfowl hunters to participate in drawings for controlled hunting opportunities. Tonight’s drawing will be for Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, Early Teal and Goose hunt. The drawing will be held at the marsh, and registration begins at 5:00pm until 6:20pm. Please head to the beach parking lot upon arrival. Adult Participants will be required to show current, or last year’s, Ohio Wetland Stamp, or Resident Hunting License. Youth hunters will need to show Resident Youth Hunting License for this year, or last.
26th Fri. Adult Fall Sports Registration is due today, forms for kickball, flag football, and fall softball are available at the Rec Center front desk. For more information contact Joe at 419-663-6775 ex 22.
28th Sun. Annual Pool Pooch Competition will be held today from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Dogs must be at least 6 weeks old and up to date on vaccinations to participate, please bring shot records when registering. Dogs will need to be kept on a leash as well. Registration is currently open, and will include a $10 fee.