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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 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.
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
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 firelands.com/mentalhealth.
Four county Recovery will be holding meetings Monday evenings beginning at 7pm, and Thursday mornings beginning at 10am for those struggling with addiction. 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.
The Do Good Studio is now open at 519 Main Street in Huron. The Do Good Studio is a not-for-profit store that funds different causes sponsored by the Love Runners nonprofit organization. They help meet the needs of those living in the margins. Most items are handmade. For more information visit their website here.
I Spy in the MetroParks begins on January 1st through October 31st in the Erie MetroPark. Kids can pick up a task list in the Frost Center at Osborn Park. There are 7 items. Kids will need to find each item and then take a picture next to it. After you have completed the list bring the photos back to the Frost Center and get your prize bag!
The Firelands Audubon Society is holding a student art contest. The competition is open to grades K-12 in Erie and Huron Counties. The deadline for art is April 14th. Entry forms and rules can be found at www.firelandsaudobonsociety.org
The Berlin Library will be holding Teen Trivia Tuesdays from 3-4pm every Tuesday. Ages 11-18 are welcome. Topics will include book, film, music, and pop culture trivia!
The Berlin Public Library will hold story time for children every Thursday from 10:30-11:30am. The Milan Library will also hold story time from 10:30-11:30am on Fridays.  There will be stories, songs, crafts, and SMART board activities.
New Day Family Resource Center in Sandusky is holding Joseph’s Pantry the 3rd Saturday of each month from 11-2am. 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.
FIRELANDS AUDUBON SOCIETY – BIRD CLASS, March 30-May 11, Thursdays 7-9pm, Saturdays 8-10am. Open to birders of all experience levels. Registration is required and can be done at any classroom session or by contacting firelandsaudubon@gmail.com. Fee $50. Thursday classroom sessions will be at Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Firelands Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Saturday sessions will be birding walks at various locations
 The Week of March 27th Ehove/Norwalk City Schools ABLE will be hosting new student orientation for GED preparation and/or Career and College readiness.  If you are interested in obtaining your GED or need to brush up on your skills to enter into pos-secondary education call 419-660-1825 to sign up.  The FREE Classes are hosted in Norwalk, Willard and on Ehove’s Campus. You may also email fairfaxd@norwalktruckers.net
Youth Teeball/Softball registration is currently being accepted at the Norwalk Parks & Recreation 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 members and $42 for all other out of town students.  Team practices will be starting in May and games will start the week of June 5th.
   
  March
23rd Thurs. Adventure Tots will be meeting at the East Sandusky Bay MetroPark Enchanted Cottage from 1-1:30pm to go on an adventure today! Kids will explore the nature trails with a naturalist and discover plats, animals, and all things nature! Ages 0-6 are welcome with accompanying adult. Registration is required, visit http://eriemetroparks.org/ for more info
23rd Thurs. Norwalk Catholic Schools / St Paul will be holding an open house to kick off school registration from 6:30-8pm at the Elementary School. There will be an ice cream social and tours during this time as well as history fair spotlight projects.
23rd Thurs. In honor of the Month of March being Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month the Huron County Board of Developmental Disabilities is holding a charity basketball game! The Huron County Bears (HCBDD’s Special Olympics Team) and the Huron County Celebrity All-Stars(represented by area law enforcement, public service, and business professionals) will face off at Norwalk High School in the main gym beginning at 6pm. Admission is free with a donation of canned goods or nonperishable items at the door. Proceeds will benefit Norwalk Salvation Army.
25th Sat. Get ready for spring with a bike maintenance course at the Osborn MetroPark in the Frost Center from 9-11am today! Learn the simple things that can be done to keep your bike on the road including how to deal with flat tires and simple road repairs. Registration is required, visit http://eriemetroparks.org/ for more info
25th Sat. Join the Milan Public Library from 9:30a-1:30p for Craftapalooza! Celebrate National Crafting Month and check out all the crafts that will be set up! From melt-and-pour donut soap, sharpie mugs, fleece tie pillows, and glass dome necklaces there will be something for everyone! space will be limited so please register by calling 419-499-4117. Ages 14-18 welcome.
25th Sat. The Edison Music Boosters are holding the 20th annual reverse raffle this evening at the Messenburg Plaza Place in Huron. Doors open at 5pm, dinner begins at 6pm, and drawings begin at 7pm. For ticket info call the Edison Music Department at 419-499-4652 ext 1009.
25th Sat. EHOVE and Norwalk City Schools ABLE program will be offering the GED Ready and GED practice test from 11:30-4:30 at the Willard Learning Center (inside the United Methodist Church of Christ on Howard Street). To reserve your seat call 419-660-1825.
25th Sat. The Milan Public Library present No Money, No Beer, No Pennants – a special author event featuring writer Scott Longert and his latest work from Noon until 1pm.  This program is free and open to the public.  No Money, No Beer, No Pennants is a book about the Cleveland Indians during the Great Depression Years.
26th Sun. Perkins Township Police K9 fund Benefit – All You Can Eat Buffet & Beverage at Comfort Inn & Baci Club, Milan Road, Sandusky 11-6pm.  $10 adults, 12 & Under are free.  50/50 Raffles, K9 Thor shirts & stickers.
26th Sun. St. Paul Lutheran Church, Mills Street in Sandusky, is have a Welcome Table (free meal) from Noon until 1:30pm. Community meal, everyone is welcome, handicap accessible. For more information you may call the church at 419-625-6800.
24th, 25th, 26th Fri. – Sun. The Bellevue Society of Arts Tween Theater presents Suessical the Musical directed by Jodie Fleming-Arnold. The performance is sponsored by Cornerstone Counseling and Bellevue Kiwanis, Lions & Rotary Clubs.
27th Mon. Join the Milan Public Library from 11a-12p to learn about the library databases! Are you interested in testing out ancestry, looking for a review before a big purchase, or DIY instructions? Well look no further, learn how to access an extensive collection of online databases for free with your CLEVNET library card!
28th Tues. The Firelands Audubon Society will be presenting Birds of Honduras from 7-9am. Mary Warren will be presenting highlights from the 2015 FAS trip to Honduras at the Osborn MetroPark in the Frost Center.
29th Wed. Join the Sandusky Public Library for Pages and Pups beginning at 4pm. Children can practice reading to one of the therapy dogs and pick a book to take home with them. Students k-3rd grade are welcome.
31st Fri. 16 West (A space run by Christie Lane) located at 16 West Main Street in Norwalk is hosting “Beers and Bourbons” to benefit the Reach Our Youth Hiking Trip.  The event runs from 6 until 9pm. At your leisure, enjoy samples from Great Lakes Brewing Co., Rhinegeist Brewery, Cleveland Whiskey and more.  Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door and include 4 beer tastings and 4 bourbon tastings, appetizers and live jazz.
31st Fri. There will be Enchanted Story Time at the East Sandusky Bay MetroPark in the Enchanted Cottage from 10:30-11:30am. Come and enjoy an interactive story time with puppets, finger plays, and more! All ages are welcome with an accompanying adult.
31st Fri. Head to Edison Woods from 7-9pm this evening for Froggy Friday! Be prepared to get wet and muddy searching from salamanders and frogs! Nets will be provided but please wear clothes and shoes that can get wet and muddy. Registration is required, visit http://eriemetroparks.org/ for more info.
31st Fri. The Volunteer Center of Erie County will be holding their “Lights. Camera. AUCTION!” this evening at the American Legion (3615 Hayes Ave, Sandusky – Lower level). Doors will open at 5:30pm, with a buffet diner from 6-7:30, the night’s festivities and auctions will also begin at 6. Tickets are $20 if purchased before or $25 at the door and include 5 free raffle tickets. A reserved table with 10 place settings is $250 and included raffle tickets for each seat. There will also be a cash bar and vendor tables. Tickets can be purchased at the Volunteer Center or online at thevolunteercenter.com
  APRIL
   April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Erie County Children Services is hosting events at surrounding library’s throughout the month of April focusing Foster Parenting and frequently asked questions.  You are encouraged to bring a sack lunch and learn about becoming a Foster Parent.  FAQ and information sharing session are from Noon until 1pm the following days and locations: April 5th – Sandusky City Library, April 12th – Huron City Library, April 19th – Milan Library, April 26th – Berlin Heights Library.  More information available at eriecountychildrenservices.com
1st Sat. There will a Safe Sitter babysitting course at the Norwalk Rec center today from 9-9:30pm for teens ages 11-14. Participants will learn how to be safe while home alone and babysitting, life saving skills, and what to do in emergency situations. Lessons are through work book and hands on activities. Registration is $40 and must be completed and paid before the class. For more information call 419-663-6775 ext 1028.
1st Sat. New Day Family Resource Center will be holding a craft and vendor show from 10-2 at the Ohio business College in Sandusky. There will be over 30 vendors set up, and lunch will be available. It is asked you bring a toiletry donation with admission.
1st Sat. Archery Club and Basics is happening at Erie Metroparks.  Archery Basics courses will take place from 1-3pm and also from 3:30-5:30pm.  If you have completed Archery Basics, you can attend Archery Club from 9 until 11am.  All take place at Shelter #4 at Osborne Metropark and are for 7 years and older.  Registration Required – Call Erie Metroparks.
2nd Sun. Rochester Volunteer Fire Department is having an all you can eat pancake breakfast (including scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and orange drink) at the Rochester Rod and Gun Club from 8am until 1pm.  $7 donation for adults, $5 for kids.  Take out is available.
2nd Sun. The Sandusky/Firelands chapter of PFLAG will be having a social outing at 2pm.  Meet at the Erie Social Club, East Harbor Road in Marblehead.  PFLAG promotes the health and well being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and their families and friends through advocacy, education and support.
2nd Sun. The 14th Annual Cancer Services spaghetti & meatball fundraiser will be this evening at F.O.E. 444(1235 West Perkins Ave, Sandusky) from 12-6pm. Entertainment from Johnny R and other local talent will be provided through the day as well as raffles & drawings and meat boards. The public is welcome, and drive thru service will be available. A donation of $8 per person is suggested, and reserved seating for parties of 8 or more in available. Contact Cancer Services at 419-626-4548 for more information and tickets.
2nd Sun. The Amherst Fire Department will be holding “Breakfast with the Easter Bunny” from 9-noon a the fire station (414 Church Street, Amherst). Photos with the Easter Bunny and breakfast will be available, with donation at the door.
3rd Mon. METROPARK HIKERS, 5-6pm. Spring is here! Walk the trails and look at the beautiful flowers in bloom! Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center Deck, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.
3rd Mon. The Norwalk Relay For Life is having their 5th Annual Fundraiser at East of Chicago Pizza in Norwalk.  The East of Chicago Pizza in Norwalk will be donating 50% of their sales to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life.  This includes dine in, carry out & delivery.  No flyer required.  All sales included.  Norwalk Relay For Life team members will be the wait staff for the day and are donating all dine in tips to Relay For Life.
4th Tue. GET FIT CLUB – ZUMBA!  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.
6th, 7th 8th & 9th Thurs., Fri.,  Sat. & Sun. Carol Crane Youth Theatre presents: Madagascar: A Musical Adventure.  April 6th at 7:00, April 7th at 7:30 and April 8th & 9th at 2pm in McBride Auditorium on the BGSU Firelands Campus, Huron. Adults $12, Seniors/BGSU Faculty $10, Children $8, BGSU Students $6.  for tickets, call 419-626-1950 or order online at sanduskystate.com
6th Thurs. Tumble into Spring with The Milan Museum with a day of crafting! Decorate a reusable tumbler and other fun crafts at the Milan Museum General Store. There are three sessions, the first from 10-11am, the second from 11:30-12:30pm, and the third from 1-2pm. Registration must be completed by today and is $15.
7th Fri. CLASSROOM KAYAKING, 7-9pm. So you want to learn how to kayak, but you don’t want to look foolish on the water or struggle in front of strangers? Good news! This class is taught in a dry classroom with no water! You will gain experience with paddling gear, strokes, and rescues with the aid of our kayak simulator. Ages 12+. Registration required. Limit 20. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.
8th Sat. VACATIONLAND FEDERAL CREDIT UNION EASTER EGG HUNT! 2-4pm. Join Vacationland Federal Credit Union and Erie MetroParks for one of the most exciting Easter Egg Hunts in the area!  There will be over 2,000 eggs, crafts and prizes! Dollar Dog will be onsite so bring your camera! Osborn MetroPark, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.
8th Sat. There will be a fundraising benefit “Caring for Clete” at the Office Bar-11 Whittlesey Ave, Norwalk- from 4-10pm. The event will help the family offset expenses for handicap modifications needed to their home due to a critical injury to Cletus’s Spinal Cord. There will be 50/50 drawings, raffles, and live entertainment through the day featuring ‘The Real McCoy’s’ from 7-10. Donations can also be made to Croghan Colonial Bank C/O Cletus Snay.
9th Sun. The Wightman Wieber Celebrating Safety Fair & Kids Fun Festival is having an all you can eat Pancake Breakfast fundraiser from 8am until 12:30pm at the Elks Lodge, Adams Street in downtown Sandusky.  Adults $7, kids 5 & under are free.  Breakfast also includes Sausage, hash browns, orange juice, coffee and milk.
10th Mon. Join the Milan Public Library from 6-7 for Shut-Eye Sipping:  A blind beverage taste test! Teens are invited for tests their taste buds to see if they can taste a difference between generic and name brand beverages!
14th Fri. The Huron Community Good Friday Services will be held starting at 12:15pm at the First Presbyterian Church, William Street then continue with Walking The Path of Christ at 1:30pm at the Huron Community Prayer Path & Labyrinth, 930 Main Street in Huron.  For questions call: 419-239-3410 or 419-357-3361.
15th Sat. ACT – Answering The Call Together is having a Designer Purse Bingo at the Huron County Fairgrounds EXPO Building from 6 until 9pm.  Tickets are $20 and include cheese & crackers, chocolates plus chances to win designer purses, various gift baskets, 50/50 raffles and pampering at is best.  You may reserve a table for a group of 8 for $50 by calling 419-681-5722.
22nd Sat. The Milan Public Library will be holding “SPROUT!” – an Earth Day planting event today from 10:30-11:30am. Learn how to make seed jar starters then take your jar home and watch them grow! You’ll also learn the life cycles of your soon to be plants.
22nd Sat. Norwalk Parks and Rec Department is hosting a 5K run/walk & fun run today in celebration of Earth Week! The run will begin at 9pm at behind and end the Main Street School on Seminary Street. Set up will be in the gymnasium. Forms can be found at the Rec Center, early registration is $12 for the 5K and $10 for the fun run.
22nd Sat. Huron County Reach Our Youth is having its Annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser from 8 until 11am at the Norwalk VFW.  All proceeds go towards scholarships for the youth participants and volunteer mentors.  Tickets available in advance or at the door.  Call 419-6632525 for more information and tickets.
23rd Sun. The Monroeville chapter of Knights of Columbus will be holding a breakfast buffet from 8am-noon. Adult meal tickets are $7, children are $3, and under 6 eat free. The Hall is located on Peru Center Road. The public is welcome.
25th Tues. New Day Family Resource Center will be holding a CHAIRity Auction today at Ceasar’s Crystal Palace. Doors open at 5pm, dinner begins at 5:30pm with the auction starting at 6pm. Guests will have the opportunity to bid of custom made, repurposed, decorated chairs along with a Chinese auction. Chinese auction tickets are a $1 each or 12 for $10. A deal can also be purchased as a dinner and 12 auction tickets for $25. For tickets call 419-626-8730.
29th Sat.  The Foundation for Firelands presents Around The World in 60 Sips; a wine tasting charity event to enhance patient care.  The event starts at 6:30 at Plum Brook Country Club.  Tickets are $100 and include: Authentic food tastings paired with specialty wine tastings from around the world, blind tastings & reverse raffle tickets.  You may RSVP by calling 419-557-7150 or go to foundationforfirelands.com/salute  Proceeds will benefit Heat Care at Firelands Regional Medical Center.
  May
6th Sat. Serving Our Seniors is having their Annual “Shindig” with host, Jimmy O’Neil at McCormick Middle School, Ohio Street, in Huron.  Doors open at 1pm.  Enjoy live music featuring the best of the 60’s & 70’s performed by local “celebrities”, Police Officers and more.  Tickets are $20 and are available at Serving Our Seniors, Boalt Street in Sandusky.  Tickets will NOT be available at the door for this event.  Tones of raffles and refreshments prepared by EHOVE Culinary Arts students after the show.  Proceeds benefit Serving Our Seniors’ work to stop financial elder abuse in Erie County.  Contact Serving Our Seniors for more information.