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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.
St. John Lutheran Church, corner of Route 99 & Strecker Rd., Monroeville, is holding Saturday evening non-traditional worship services every Saturday at 5 p.m.  Dress is casual.
Free Community Breakfast held monthly on the 2nd and 4th Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, Sandusky, (next to The Care & Share Building) from 9 – 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.
The Salvation Army-Port Clinton Service Unit is now accepting applications for the “Tools for School Program”.  This program will assist local families in need of school supplies and book bags.  Applications for this program can be picked up at The Salvation Army Office, The Sutton center, JFS, Ida Rupp Library, Oak Harbor Library and Genoa Library.  Completed applications should be dropped off at The Salvation Army Office, Suite #800 at The Sutton Center.
3rd Annual Bismark Community Center Festival 5K Run/Walk taking place on Sunday, August 24th at the Bismark Community Center, 5582 Bismark Rd., Bellevue, with registration & check-in at 8 a.m. and race starting at 9 a.m.  $15 pre-registration before August 12th (non-refundable) & includes t-shirt or $20 registration fee after August 12th/Race Day.  Awards presented at 10:30 a.m. and also door prizes (must be present to win).  For more information call Courtney Schloemer @ 419-681-0572.
Norwalk St. Paul Booster Association’s Reverse Raffle & Chicken B-B-Q takes place on Saturday, August 23rd at St. Paul Social Hall, 31 Milan Ave., Norwalk.  Meals served from 5 – 7 p.m. and ticket drawings begins at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $100 donation each with the Grand Prize $20,000.  650 tickets will be sold & winners need not be present.
Serving Our Seniors “Carts for a Cause” at Kreimes Cardinal Grocery, 317 E. Washington St., Sandusky.  Cost is $10 per ticket.  Winner receives a 1 Minute Shopping Spree (restrictions apply).  The drawing taking place on Friday, August 22 and grocery run on Saturday, September 20 at 7:30 a.m.  Stop by Kreimes Cardinal Grocery and buy your ticket with 100% of the proceeds going to Serving Our Seniors.
Got Glass?  Christie Lane Industries is offering FREE Class Recycling in August to any Norwalk/Sandusky Bar, Restaurant, Marina or Winery that is able to fill at least (2) 95-Gallon Carts per week.  CLI will provide collection carts to the first 10 takers – or can simply pick up your glass in cardboard boxes & recycle those too.  As part of a glass recycling initiative by the Ohio EPA, CLI was awarded grant money in order to recycle at least 100 tons of glass this year.  Interested?  Call 419-541-1635 to get on the route!
   

August

1st Fri. “Stuff the Bus” with School Supplies for our public & parochial school children!  School supplies may be dropped off at the Norwalk Board of Education Office, 134 Benedict Ave., from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Distribution of supplies on Wednesday, August 13th at the Salvation Army Building from 5 – 7 p.m.  Register at Salvation Army August 5th from 5 – 7 p.m. and August 6 from 10 – 12 noon.
1st Fri. Gaming Day, all ages, at the Huron Public Library, Williams St., from 12 – 3 p.m.  Registration required by calling the Library @ 419-433-5009.
1st & 2nd Fri. & Sat. Basket Festival takes place in Berlin Heights Friday starting at 3 p.m. with an open market, food & arts & crafts vendors open; 7 p.m. Basket Festival Queen’s Contest on the Main Stage and live entertainment at 8 p.m.  Saturday at 9 a.m. 5K Race & Fun Run, 10:15 Kiddie Tractor Pull; 11 a.m. Baby Contest; 1:30 Parade; 8 p.m. live entertainment.  Great family fun!
2nd Sat. 2nd Annual Chris Smith Memorial Golf Scramble at Woussickett Golf Course, Sandusky.  Entry fee $75 per person & includes steak dinner, rigatoni, sides, hot dogs, beer/water & prizes.  This fundraiser was put in place as a way to acquire funds for graduating Perkins High School Seniors in the form of the Chris Smith Memorial Scholarship.  For more information call Dave Kessler @ 419-366-3060.
2nd Sat. Huron H-Team presents “Night at the Races” at Mesenburg’s Plaza Place, 545 Cleveland Rd., West, Huron, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and races beginning at 8 p.m.  Buy a horse $20 each; sponsor a race $125 & includes 1 horse; admission ticket $25 per person & includes dinner & 3 beer or wine tickets.  For more information call Rick Schaffter @ 419-656-6618.  Proceeds to benefit H-Team, Huron Football Scholarship Fund and Huron Athletic Boosters.
2nd Sat. Attica Police Department & other various Public Safety & County Agencies will host a “Safety Fair” at the Attica Knights of Columbus, Heyman Dr., Attica, from 10 – 2 p.m.
2nd Sat. Woodstock Music & Arts Festival to benefit Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River South Rd., Elmore, from 10 a.m. until midnight.  This rain or shine festival features a juried fine arts show and two stages of live music & eight bands performing throughout the day.  Also includes a vintage car show and two food courts.  General admission tickets are $25 in advance with lawn chairs or blankets welcome.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.woodstock.org or call 419-862-3182.
2nd Sat. 21st Annual Port Clinton Chamber Jerry Lippus Memorial Classic Car Show on Madison Street in Historic Downtown Port Clinton.  Check-in for car show starts at 8:30 a.m. and show times from 10 – 3 p.m.  Vehicle registration $10 per vehicle & all vehicles must be registered to park in the car show area.  Professional judging from 10 – noon & trophies will be awarded. Event is free to the public.  Also DJ playing from 10 – 3 p.m. and 50/50 drawing every hour starting at 11 a.m.  For more information or to register call the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce @ 419-734-5503.
3rd Sun. Annual Chicken B-B-Q at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 2712 Mason Rd., Milan, from 4 – 7 p.m.  Half Chicken portion meal $8, Quarter Chicken portion meal $6 and Half Chicken portion only $4.50.  Rain or shine!  Carry out available.
3rd Sun. Vermilion Chamber presents Concerts in the Park featuring a Tribute show to Willie Nelson & Friends from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in Victory Park at the Gazebo.
3rd Sun. Kelly Miller Circus will be at the Huron County Fairgrounds in Norwalk at 2 p.m. and again at 5 p.m.  Event is sponsored by the Monroeville Elementary PTO & Friends of the Public Library.  You can purchase your tickets at the Monroeville Public Library, Monroeville Village Offices and Norwalk Chamber of Commerce.
3rd Sun. Berlin Township Conservation Club’s Annual Family Fun Day & Gun Raffle from 12 noon – 4 p.m. at the Conservation Club, 12217 Chapin Rd., Berlin Heights.  They will raffle 20 guns, host tip boards, Canadian raffles, children’s contests and more.  Back To The Wild will host a demonstration.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Boy Scouts and Back To The Wild.  For tickets or more information call Rusty @ 419-577-8852.
4th thru 8th Mon. thru Fri. “SIBility Works Summer Camp”, presented by Ability Works, Inc., takes place Monday thru Friday at 4405 Galloway Rd., Sandusky, from 9 – 2 p.m. daily.  This exciting experience allows teenagers with developmental disabilities to start talking about the future after high school with their siblings.  Enjoy games, crafts, discussions, guest speakers, a canoe expedition, beach party, Cedar Point trip & more!  Cost is $100 for the first person & $50 per sibling for the whole week.  For more information or to register call 419-626-1048 or download an application at www.ability-works.com.
5th Tues. City of Sandusky’s “National Night Out – Touch-a-Truck” family fun free event at the Paper District Marina, 611 W. Shoreline Dr., Sandusky, from 4 – 9 p.m.  Hands on learning experience for children & young at heart to explore over 50 large trucks, heavy machinery, classic cars, variety of boats, emergency vehicles & more!  Event also represents “America’s Night Out Against Crime” with a focus on crime prevention throughout neighborhoods and the community.  Entertainment includes: The Balloon Man, Life Flight, Ronald McDonald, Remax Hot Air Balloon, face painting, bounce houses, dunk tank & more!
5th Tues. Firelands Regional Medical Center’s Healthcare Provider CPR Certification Course from 8 – 11:30 a.m. at the hospital’s South Campus in Sandusky.  Course is for medical professionals & students beginning course work in healthcare professions only.  Class fee $50 per person.  Registration is required by calling the hospital @ 419-557-6740.
6th Wed. Pack up your lawn chairs and the family & head out to Shelter #4 at the Norwalk Reservoir for the FREE Summer Concert Series with “Sandtown.”  A concert takes place every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
7th Thurs. Mercy Willard Hospital’s Laboratory Screening & Wellness Fair at the Shelby Senior Center, Gamble St., Shelby, from 7 – 10 a.m.  Appointment is not required.  For more information, including cost, call Rachel Buurma @ 419-964-5119.
8th Fri. Norwalk High School Class of 1984 “The Party Before the Party” at Casa Fiesta, Milan Rd., Norwalk, at 7 p.m. on the patio (weather permitting) & inside if raining.
9th Sat. Norwalk High School Class of 1984 “30 Year Class Reunion” at Eagle Creek Golf Club, 2406 New State Rd., Norwalk, from 6 – ?  $15 at the door and golf outing Saturday morning for those who are interested.  To RSVP call Chris @ 419-541-1050.
9th Sat. 6th Annual Auto Show at the First Assembly of God, 927 South Main St., Willard, from 9 – 2 p.m.  Entry for the car show $10 or the equivalent in canned goods and spectators may enter for free and are encouraged to bring canned goods for the Willard Food Bank.  Trophies awarded at 2 p.m.  Door prizes awarded throughout the afternoon.
9th Sat. “Help Me Beat Cancer,” a Benefit for Bryan Laney, at The Mancave, 2059 Tiger Rd., Norwalk, starting at 3 p.m. and food available (Perch dinners, pulled pork dinners & beverages) at 4 p.m.  Cost is $12 per person or $20 per couple.  Live music starts at 7 p.m. and raffles beginning at 8 p.m.  You can also camp out for $5 per camping area!
9th Sat. Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for Miriamem Harold Hawk at the Norwalk Eagles from 3 – 10 p.m.  Dinner served from 4 – 7 p.m. & includes spaghetti, salad & dessert & cash bar.  Adults $6 and children 10 & under $3.  Also raffles, 50/50, silent auctions, live auctions, DJ from 3 – 6 p.m. and live music from 6 – 10 p.m.  Event is open to the public.  Help support Miriamem with her fight with Cancer.   For more information call Karen @ 419-577-4425.
9th Sat. Nicholas R. Darr 3rd Annual Memorial Scholarship Poker Run with registration starting at 9 a.m. at the Clyde Moose with bikes out at 11 a.m., back by 3 p.m. and dinner at 4 p.m.  $20 per rider includes: 1 Poker hand, chicken dinner & band.  $500 best poker hand, 50/50 & raffles.  For more information call Dennis @ 419-334-2891.
9th & 10th Sat. & Sun. St. Joseph 54th Annual Festival Saturday with an adult night out with cards & other games of chance, beer garden, wing fry baskets, musical entertainment & more.  Sunday annual Chicken BBQ Dinner, talent show at 2 p.m.; kiddie tractor pull at 4 p.m.; Reverse Raffle at 6 p.m.  Also a silent auction, food & dessert vendors along with other raffles.
9th & 10th Sat. & Sun. Lorain County Kennel Club will be hosting back to back Dog Shows & Obedience Trials Saturday & Sunday in Henrietta Township at 49979 St. Rt. 511, about 5 miles outside of Oberlin.  This various breed judging event begins at 8 a.m. each day & continues through the day until Best in Show selection is awarded late in the afternoon.  Admission for spectators is free; however, there will be a $5 carload daily parking charge.  Food & dog related concessions will be available at the show for purchase.
10th Sun. Fly-In Pancake Breakfast at the Ortner 164 Airport, 9620 St. Rt. 60, Wakeman, from 8 – 12 noon.  Served will be all the pancakes you can eat, sausage, eggs, coffee & orange juice.  Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children under 12.  Proceeds from this event support EAA Chapter 50 Scholarships & Boy Scouts Aviation Merit Badge programs.
10th Sun. Live with the Friends free Jazz Concert featuring “Eric Everett Ensemble” at the Huron Public Library, Williams St., at 2:30 p.m. 
10th Sun. Vermilion Chamber presents Concerts in the Park featuring Solid Brass Sextet w/ Joe Price from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in Victory Park at the Gazebo.
10th Sun. The Ugandan Orphans Choir will be at Calvary Temple, corner of Columbus & Washington in downtown Sandusky starting at 6 p.m.  You will enjoy traditional African song & dance as well as help support children in need all around the world.  For more information call 419-626-3523.
10th Sun. Monroeville Model Railroad Group Community Open House at 3 S. Main St., Monroeville, from 11 – 4 p.m.
10th Sun. Ortner Airport and the Experimental Aircraft Association of Ohio are hosting an “All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast” at the airport, Rt. 60 North, Wakeman, from 8 – 12 noon.  $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 & under.  This event benefits the Boy Scouts of America Aviation Merit Badge programs & student aviation scholarships.
11th Mon. Introduction to Microsoft Word at the Huron Public Library, Williams St., from 2 – 3:30 p.m. or 6 – 7:30 p.m.  Basic computer skills & registration required.  To register or for more information call the Library @ 419-433-5009.
12th Tues. Firelands Habitat for Humanity Application Workshop at the Firelands Habitat for Humanity Office, 7602 Milan Ave., Sandusky, at 10:30 a.m.  To RSVP call 419-621-7818.
14th Thurs. Mercy Willard Hospital’s Laboratory Screening & Wellness Fair at the hospital, Neal Zick Rd., from 7 – 10 a.m.  Appointment is not required.  For more information, including cost, call Rachel Buurma @ 419-964-5119.
14th & 15th Thurs. & Fri. Operation Maple Bacon, a 53 mile trek across Lake Erie from Ontario, Canada to Cleveland to raise money for Cancer & Autism Research.  Donations can be made at www.sehs.net/maplebacon.
15th & 16th Fri. & Sat. Garage Sale at the Erie County Board of DD School Gym, 4405 Galloway Rd., Sandusky, Friday & Saturday from 9 – 3 p.m. both days.  Proceeds to benefit Erie County Board of Developmental Disabilities Self-Determination Group.
15th thru 17th Fri. thru Sun. Appetite for the Arts Event takes place at the Port Clinton International Airport Friday through Sunday.  Three days of great art, children’s activities, food & music will fill the huge new hangar behind the Liberty Aviation Museum.
16th Sat. Sandusky Catholic Community Summer Fest from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. at the school, 410 West Jefferson St., Sandusky.  Family fun all day long including:  food, kid’s games, bingo, beer & wine, BBQ chicken dinner, $5,000 grand prize raffle & live entertainment at 7 p.m.
16th Sat. Upscale Birdhouse Craft for adults at the Huron Public Library, Williams St., at 10 a.m.  Registration required by calling the Library @ 419-433-5009.
17th Sun. 18th Annual Fisher-Titus Auxiliary’s Classic Car Show at the hospital’s South Parking Lot, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk, from 1 – 4 p.m.  Goody bags & dash plaques for the first 125 entrants, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, refreshments, entertainment and more!  Cars, trucks, tractors & motorcycles welcome!  All proceeds benefit the Fisher-Titus Auxiliary.  Event held rain or shine and black top parking.
17th Sun. Vermilion Chamber presents Concerts in the Park featuring Summer of ’65 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in Victory Park at the Gazebo.
17th Sun. 2nd Annual Blessing of the Pets at Fields United Methodist Church, 34077 Lorain Rd., North Ridgeville, at 7 p.m.  Bring your dog, cat, bunny, hamster or any pet that is part of your life.  Please bring a donation of food, toy, cat litter, or monetary donation to help support the animal ministries of the Friendship Animal Protective League of Lorain County and the Love-a-Stray organization of Avon.  For more information call the church @ 440-327-8753.
20th Wed. Pack up your lawn chairs and the family & head out to Shelter #4 at the Norwalk Reservoir for the FREE Summer Concert Series with “Dan Robertson.”  A concert takes place every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
20th Wed. Walk with a Doc – Tips for Healthy Pets at Veteran’s Memorial Lake Park, North Entrance, Old State Rd., Norwalk, at 6:30 p.m. with Dr. Anna O’Donnell, Veterinarian from Mapleview Animal Hospital.  Walkers are encouraged to bring their dog & learn about how important walking is to their own health and that of their four-footed friends.
21st Thurs. Celebrating and Honoring our Veterans at the Prayer Path behind Zion Lutheran Church, 930 Main St., Huron, at 6:30 p.m.  Join everyone for this special day at the Christian Center & Prayer Path as we honor all branches of service and those missing in action.  Speaker is Retired Major Harold D. Dye.  The Vacationland Band will perform, along with singer Virginia Mamere.  All are welcome – service men & women, family and community.
21st Thurs. Mercy Willard Hospital’s Education Department will offer the American Heart Association’s Healthcare Provider CPR course from 5 p.m. – 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 per person.  Registration limited.  To register call Rachel Danhoff at 419-964-5119.
21st 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.
22nd & 23rd Fri. & Sat. 3rd Annual North Coast Bluegrass by the Bay Festival takes place at the Sandusky/Bayshore KOA Campground, 2311 Cleveland Rd., East, Sandusky, Friday & Saturday.  Tickets are $20 for Friday, $25 for Saturday or $40 for both days.  Also food and vendors and camping sites available.  Proceeds will benefit Cancer Services of Erie County. For more information on the festival call 419-602-0819 or www.northcoastbluegrass.com
22nd, 23rd & 24th Fri., Sat. & Sun. Vermilion Merchants Annual Summer Citywide Sidewalk Sales Friday, Saturday & Sunday. For more information go to www.vermilionohio.com.
23rd Sat. Firelands Regional Medical Center is offering a Sibling Class at the hospital’s Main Campus, Sandusky, from 10 – 11:30 a.m.  This class is designed to prepare older brothers or sisters, ages 3 to 8, for the arrival of a new baby.  Fee $10 per family.  Register online by visiting the calendar at www.firelands.com.
23rd & 24th Sat. & Sun. Summer Festival at St. Bernard Church, 422 W. Mansfield St., New Washington, starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.  Food, live entertainment, children’s games, bingo and lots more!
23rd Sat. 5th Annual Charity Friendship Food Stores Motorcycle & Auto Poker Run starts and ends at Margaritaville in Sandusky with first bike out at 11 a.m., last bike out at 2:30 p.m. and all in by 4:30 p.m.  Participants receive a chicken dinner after the ride.  Cost is $20 per rider/$20 per passenger & must be 18 years old to participate.  Also door prizes, 50/50 raffle and big prize raffle.  Register at your nearest Friendship Food Stores.  All proceeds to benefit The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
23rd Sat. Norwalk Jaycees 4th Annual Nine, Wine & Dine Charity Golf Outing at Eagle Creek starting at 3 p.m.  This 2-person scramble is $50 per player, which includes 9 holes with cart, wine tasting, dinner & entertainment.  Proceeds will benefit The Piggyback Foundation, which is a local charity that helps children & families maintain their normal lives while one of the family members is going through a serious illness.  For more information or to register call Sam Fries @ 419-706-1523.
24th Sun. 6th Annual Festival at the Bismark Senior/Community Center, 5582 Bismark Rd., Bellevue, with lunch from 11 – 1 & includes: chicken noodle soup, chicken & pulled pork sandwiches, sides, homemade desserts.  Other activities includes a silent auction ending at 1:30 p.m. and a live auction beginning at 2 p.m., a 5K Run/Walk, pedal tractor race, kids games, iron skillet throwing contest (women only), a car & motorcycle show, live band & lots more!  For more information call Stacy @ 419-577-0828.
24th Sun. Firelands Symphony Orchestra’s Free Family Pops Concert at McBride Arboretum/Erie MetroParks, BGSU Firelands, Huron, starting at 6:30 p.m.  Bring a lawn chair or blankets (no alcoholic beverages permitted).  In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held at the Sandusky State Theatre.  For more information call 419-621-4800 or www.firelandssymphony.com.
24th Sun. Norwalk Parks & Recreation Department’s Annual Pool Pooch Competition from 1 – 4 p.m. for all those water-loving pups.  Event includes distance jumps, timed fetch contests and doggie free swim.  Dogs must be at least 6 weeks old to participate in the event, must be current on all vaccinations (please bring records upon registration) & must be on a leash.  Registration fee $10 per dog & proper paper work. 
24th Sun. Vermilion Chamber presents Concerts in the Park featuring Polka w/Ed Klimczak from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in Victory Park at the Gazebo.
25th Mon. Mercy Willard Hospital’s Education Department will offer an American Heart Association’s Heartsaver CPR & First Aid Class from 9 – 2 p.m. in the hospital’s Schaffer Conference Center, Room 2.  Course fee $50 per person and registration is limited.  To register call Rachel Danhoff @ 419-964-5119.
26th Tues. Firelands Regional Medical Center’s Healthcare Provider CPR Certification Course from 8 – 11:30 a.m. at the hospital’s South Campus in Sandusky.  Course is for medical professionals & students beginning course work in healthcare professions only.  Class fee $50 per person.  Registration is required by calling the hospital @ 419-557-6740.
27th Wed. Pack up your lawn chairs and the family & head out to Shelter #4 at the Norwalk Reservoir for the FREE Summer Concert Series with the “Grand Finale Concert” at 6:30 p.m.  This is the last one of the season!
28th Thurs. American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Huron Public Library, Williams St., from 1 – 6 p.m.  Appointments appreciated by calling the Red Cross @ 419-626-1641.
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.
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.
 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.