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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.
Amherst Sportsman Club is having Shoots every Sunday now thru March with doors opening at 8 a.m.  Event includes $2 meat shoots as well as money shoots from $3 to $5.  Also prize raffles and 50/50 raffles.  Donuts & lunch available.  The club is located at 47980 Cooper Foster Park Dr., Amherst.  For more information call 440-984-3456.
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.
Head Start Program is enrolling children for the 2014-2015 program year.  Willard’s Head Start Center is located at 1530 S. Conwell St.  Part-Day AM session is 8 – 11:30 and the PM session is 1 – 4:30.  Children have to be three years of age & families have to meet the income eligibility requirements.  Please call 419-935-6481 or stop by the Head Start Office for more information.
From now through Spring 2015, the Huron County Humane Society will be collecting “Pennies for Pets”!  Join the effort to fill an entire dog crate with change to purchase gasoline for the shelter vehicle.  This growing expense takes a gouge out of an already strained budget & will report the result in the Spring 2015 issue of The Paw Print.  Donate your pennies today!  Want to donate a gas card or make a donation towards filling up the shelter van?  Please mail your gift to HCHS, attention: Gas for Shelter Van, 246 Woodlawn Ave., Norwalk.  The HCHS is a 501 c 3 non-profit and donations are tax deductible.
VacationLand Federal Credit Union will be awarding $3,000 in scholarships to 2015 high school graduates.  Eligibility is based on the applicant being a primary account holder of a regular or minor account with VLFCU.  To qualify for one of the $500 scholarships, the student member must be a senior in high school, plan to participate in post-secondary studies at a professional, vocational or academic institution and submit a completed application which will be accepted through April 15, 2015.  Applications available at all four of the VLFCU’s branches in Sandusky, Norwalk and Vermilion.  For more information call 419-625-9025.
With cold weather here, Victory Kitchen is in need of winter hats, gloves, coats, scarves, coveralls, sleeping bags and blankets.  Please drop off any items Monday through Friday 9am – 3pm at Victory Kitchen, 1613 Hayes Ave., Sandusky.
EHOVE/Norwalk City Schools ABLE is offering a free 14 week program at EHOVE’s Adult Career Center.  Learn skills needed to change your life and “Step Up” to better paying jobs.  Program will focus on quick remediation in basic skills that may lead to a scholarship towards training for an EHOVE industry credential of your choice which may then lead to another scholarship toward earning an associate degree at BGSU Firelands.  Call or email today; class size is limited @ 419-499-5279 or kdickman@ehove.net.
The Edison Music Booster Reverse Raffle tickets are on sale now!  Each ticket includes meals for 2 adults, entry to the raffle on March 21st and a chance to win $10,000!  All proceeds support the Edison Music Department.  If interested in purchasing tickets, volunteering or donating anything please contact Mrs. Denise Reilly at Edison High School @ 419-499-4652.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles #2875 is hosting a Reverse Raffle for the Erie County Humane Society.  Only 125 tickets will be sold and cost is $20 per ticket.  The raffle takes place on March 15th at 2pm at the Eagles Club, 2902 Cleveland Rd., W., Huron.  Also raffles & drawings throughout the afternoon as well as a cash bar.  You do not have to be a member of the club to win & do not need to be present to win.  For more information or tickets call Judy @ 419-366-5042.
The Sandusky Branch of the American Association of University Women will award partial scholarships for “Camp Be Wise.”  This is a mathematics & science camp designed to develop interest, excitement and self-confidence in young women who are entering grade 7 or 8 in the fall of 2015.  All applicants for Camp Be Wise must be Erie County residents.  Camp will be held from June 14th thru 19th, 2015.  Anyone wishing more information call Annmarie Flood @ 419-625-5965.  Deadline for scholarship application is March 7, 2015.
     
    MARCH
2nd Mon. The Children’s Department of Norwalk Public Library will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with Read Across America from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Each child who attends will receive a book courtesy of First Book of Huron County and a tote bag courtesy of the Norwalk Public Library.  Refreshments provided.  Program is free and open to everyone.  For more information call 419-668-6063.
2nd Mon. Sandusky Ski Club meeting at the American Legion, 3615 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, at 7:30 p.m.  Program will be the annual Ski Queen & King contest.  For more information call James @ 419-271-1134 or www.sanduskyskiclub.com.
3rd Tues. Open House at the Erie County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Galloway Rd., Sandusky, from 7:30 am – 4:30 pm.  Learn about services, meet the staff and enjoy activities for all ages.  For the schedule of events, log onto ErieCBDD.org.
3rd Tues. Monroeville, Norwalk & Wakeman United Fund’s Dine Out for the FUNd of It at Bar 145.  Help the United Fund & support community restaurants at the same time.  A portion of the day’s sales will go towards the annual Community Campaign to help 29 local programs and grants.
3rd Tues. Last day to register for the PERI (Public Employee Retirees, Inc.) Huron County Chapter 87 meeting taking place on Tuesday, March 10th at the Norwalk Eagles Club, Cline St., Norwalk, (use back doors) with doors opening at 11:30 a.m. and meeting at 12 noon.  Speaker will be Dave Painter, Ohio Dept. of Insurance.  Cost of the luncheon $10 per person.  Please RSVP by calling Darryl @ 419-668-1090 or e-mail darryl1042@yahoo.com
4th Wed. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Norwalk VFW, Milan Rd., Norwalk, from 11:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Bring I.D.
5th Thurs. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Mills St., Sandusky, from 2 – 6 p.m.  Please bring I.D.
5th Thurs. Firelands Regional Medical Center Auxiliary’s Book Fair at the hospital’s Main Campus, Sandusky, from 8 – 4 p.m.  Event features a wide variety of new books offering a selection of premium quality hardcover books at wholesale prices!  Proceeds from the book fair will benefit hospital projects and patients.
5th Thurs. Lorain County Farm Bureau invites Lorain County businesses & community leaders, as well as interested residents to attend a special pipeline issues briefing at Lorain County JVS, 15181 St. Rt. 58, Oberlin at 7 p.m.
6th Fri. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Huron River Joint Fire Department, Monroe St., Monroeville, from 1 – 7 p.m.  Please bring I.D.
6th Fri. Lorain County Beekeepers Association Beginning Beekeepers Class at the First United Church of Christ, Oberlin, with registration starting at 6:30 with class from 7 – 9 p.m.  Cost is $50 & includes one year membership to LCBA with a monthly newsletter.  For more information go to www.loraincountybeekeepers.org.
6th Fri. Clubhouse Lake Perch Fish Fry at the VOL Clubhouse, 3780 Edgewater, Vermilion, with dinner from 5:30 – 8 p.m. and music & dancing from 7 – 9 p.m.  Platter includes cole slaw, french fries, roll, coffee & dessert.  $11 Perch Sandwich or $15 choice of dinner platter (Perch, Shrimp, Chicken or combo of 2).  Tickets available at the door.  BYOB with pop/wash available for sale.
6th Fri. Attica Knights of Columbus All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry or Chicken Fingers Dinner at the Attica K of C Hall, Heyman Dr., from 5:30 – 7 p.m.  Adults $9 and children $6.  Carry out available and open to the public.
7th Sat. Groton Township Firefighters Association’s 5th Annual All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner at the Groton Township Fire Dept., 9414 Portland Rd. (2 miles east of St. Rt. 269), from 5 – 7:30 p.m.  Adults $10 and children 12 & under $5.  Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Northwest Ohio and the Groton Township Firefighters Association.
7th Sat. Chili Cook-Off, supporting the Relay for Life of Norwalk, at the Knights of Columbus, 254 W. Main St., Norwalk, from 5 – 8 p.m.  $10 (includes 12 samples, choice of hot dog or brat & bottled water) and kids $5 (10 & under includes 5 samples, hot dog or brat & bottled water).  Family friendly fun with live entertainment, raffle baskets, 50/50 and more!  All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Norwalk.  For more information call Kathy @ 419-668-8039 or go to relayforlife.org/Norwalk.
7th Sat. South Amherst Firemen’s Association’s annual “Steak Fry Dinner & Dance” with dinner from 5 – 7:30 p.m. and dancing from 8 – 11 p.m. at the New Russia Twp. Hall, 46300 Butternut Ridge Rd., Oberlin.  Tickets $20 per person.  Beer, wash provided, BYOB.  21 & older!  For tickets call John @ 440-986-5901 & leave message.
7th Sat. The Singing Men of Ohio University will be at St. Paul Episcopal Church, 87 West Main St., Norwalk, at 7 p.m.  The Singing Men of Ohio is a collegiate level performance group available by audition to male students of all majors at Ohio University.  For more information call the Edison Music Boosters or Edison Band Director, Denise Reilly @ 419-499-4652, ext. 1009.
7th Sat. Sandusky’s Bay Area Soccer League is taking registrations for its Spring 2015 Saturday League.  Program is open to youth whose birthdays are between August 2000 and July 2011.  Cost is $35 per child with a multi-child discount offered.  You can register at Osborn Park from 9 – noon or register online through March 8th at www.bayareasoccerleague.com.
8th Sun. Breakfast at the Bismark Senior/Community Center, 5582 Bismark Rd., Bellevue, from 8 – 11 a.m.  Menu includes ham, sausage, scrambled eggs, homefries, sausage gravy & biscuits, pancakes & waffles.  Also a 50/50 drawing and donations will be accepted for the Food Bank.
8th Sun. Monroeville St. Joseph’s Holy Name Society is having a Breakfast Buffet from 8 – 12 noon.  Menu includes scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, sausage gravy & biscuits, ham, buttermilk pancakes, coffee and orange juice.  Cost is $7 for adults, children under 12 $3 and under 6 free. 
9th Mon. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the following locations:  Church of the Nazarene, Milan Rd., Sandusky, from 2 – 7 p.m. and also at St. Paul Lutheran, South Church St., Marblehead, from 12noon – 5 p.m.  Please bring I.D.
10th Tues. Firelands Regional Medical Center’s Healthcare Provider CPR Certification Course at the hospital’s South Campus, Sandusky, from 8 – 11:30 a.m.  Course is for medical professionals & students beginning course work in healthcare professions only.  Class fee $50 per person.  Registration required by calling 419-557-6740 or firelands.com.
11th Wed. Firelands Regional Medical Center’s HeartSaver First Aid & CPR/AED Course at the hospital’s South Campus, Sandusky, from 8 – 1 p.m.  Class fee $90 per person.  For more information or to register call the hospital @ 419-557-6740.
11th Wed. Monroeville, Norwalk & Wakeman United Fund’s Dine Out for the FUNd of It at East of Chicago Pizza, Norwalk.  Help the United Fund & support community restaurants at the same time.  A portion of the day’s sales will go towards the annual Community Campaign to help 29 local programs and grants.
11th Wed. Last day to register for the PERI Huron County Chapter 87 Seminar regarding an OPERS Connector (insurance) Readiness Seminar taking place on Thursday, March 19th at Huron County Job & Family Services, 185 Shady Lane Dr., Norwalk, from 1 – 3 p.m.  Reservations are required as space is limited.  To register call Sharon @ 419-668-0815.
13th Fri. Clubhouse Lake Perch Fish Fry at the VOL Clubhouse, 3780 Edgewater, Vermilion, with dinner from 5:30 – 8 p.m. and music & dancing from 7 – 9 p.m.  Platter includes cole slaw, french fries, roll, coffee & dessert.  $11 Perch Sandwich or $15 choice of dinner platter (Perch, Shrimp, Chicken or combo of 2).  Tickets available at the door.  BYOB with pop/wash available for sale.
13th Fri. Lorain County Beekeepers Association Beginning Beekeepers Class at the First United Church of Christ, Oberlin, with registration starting at 6:30 with class from 7 – 9 p.m.  Cost is $50 & includes one year membership to LCBA with a monthly newsletter.  For more information go to www.loraincountybeekeepers.org.
13th Fri. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Firelands Regional Medical Center, 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, from 12 noon – 5 p.m.  Please bring I.D.
14th Sat. Firelands Regional Medical Center’s Complete Metabolic Profile Screening at the hospital’s Main Campus, Sandusky, from 7 – 10:30 a.m.  Cash or check only.  Pre-registration required for labwork.  To register or for more information call the hospital @ 419-557-7840.
14th Sat. Seeing Green Reverse Raffle, benefiting Serving Our Seniors, at Mesenburg’s Plaza Place, Cleveland Rd., W., Huron, with doors opening at 5 p.m.  $2,500 grand prize but every ticket wins a prize!  Only 250 tickets sold.  Great food, 50/50 and side raffles and “Swag Bags” for all.  For tickets or more information call Sarah at Serving Our Seniors @ 419-624-1856.  100% of the proceeds benefit Serving Our Seniors.
14th Sat. A Night for Wishes at Williams on the Lake, 787 Lafayette Rd., Medina, from 7pm – 12 midnight.  Tickets $25 each & includes appetizer buffet and draft drinks.  Cash bar available.  Also 50/50 raffle and auction items.  For more information call 330-241-4308 or to purchase tickets e-mail anightforwishes.wix.com/fundraiser.  Proceeds from this event benefit “A Special Wish Foundation,” a non-profit organization that grants wishes to children with life threatening illnesses.
15th Sun. Breakfast Buffet at the Monroeville Knights of Columbus Hall, Peru Center Rd., from 8 – 12 noon.  Adults $7, children $3 and under 6 free.  Open to the public.
16th Mon. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the following locations: Grace Lutheran Church, South Washington St., Castalia, from 2 – 7 p.m. and also at St. John’s United Church of Christ, West Mason Rd., Milan, from 2 – 7 p.m.  Please bring I.D.
16th Mon. Sandusky Ski Club meeting at the American Legion, 3615 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, at 7:30 p.m.  Program will be candidates night..  For more information call James @ 419-271-1134 or www.sanduskyskiclub.com.
17th Tues. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Sandusky Central Catholic School, West Jefferson St., Sandusky, from 10 – 3 p.m.  Please bring I.D.
18th Wed. Monroeville, Norwalk & Wakeman United Fund’s Dine Out for the FUNd of It at Casa Fiesta.  Help the United Fund & support community restaurants at the same time.  A portion of the day’s sales will go towards the annual Community Campaign to help 29 local programs and grants.
18th Wed. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at St. Peter Catholic Church, Main St., Huron, from 12 noon – 5 p.m.  Please bring I.D.
20th Fri. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Milan Public Library, Church St., Milan, from 11 – 3 p.m.  Please bring I.D.
20th Fri. Lorain County Beekeepers Association Beginning Beekeepers Class at the First United Church of Christ, Oberlin, with registration starting at 6:30 with class from 7 – 9 p.m.  Cost is $50 & includes one year membership to LCBA with a monthly newsletter.  For more information go to www.loraincountybeekeepers.org.
20th Fri. Clubhouse Lake Perch Fish Fry at the VOL Clubhouse, 3780 Edgewater, Vermilion, with dinner from 5:30 – 8 p.m. and music & dancing from 7 – 9 p.m.  Platter includes cole slaw, french fries, roll, coffee & dessert.  $11 Perch Sandwich or $15 choice of dinner platter (Perch, Shrimp, Chicken or combo of 2).  Tickets available at the door.  BYOB with pop/wash available for sale.
21st Sat. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at The Lodge at Sawmill Creek, Sawmill Dr., Huron, from 12 noon – 4 p.m.  Please bring I.D.
24th Tues. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Edison Middle School, Center St., Berlin Heights, from 2 – 7 p.m.  Please bring I.D.
25th Wed. Monroeville, Norwalk & Wakeman United Fund’s Dine Out for the FUNd of It at Mia Famiglias, Uptown Cafe.  Help the United Fund & support community restaurants at the same time.  A portion of the day’s sales will go towards the annual Community Campaign to help 29 local programs and grants.
26th Thurs. Firelands Regional Medical Center’s Healthcare Provider CPR Certification Course at the hospital’s South Campus, Sandusky, from 8 – 11:30 a.m.  Course is for medical professionals & students beginning course work in healthcare professions only.  Class fee $50 per person.  Registration required by calling 419-557-6740 or firelands.com.
26th Thurs. Sandusky Ski Club will celebrate March birthdays at the Wonder Bar on the square in Milan at 6:30 p.m.  For more information call Gary @ 440-897-9296 or www.sanduskyskiclub.com.
27th Fri. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the following locations:  Fisher-Titus Medical Center, Benedict Ave., Norwalk, from 12 noon – 5 p.m. and also at Firelands Regional Medical Center, 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, from 12 noon – 5 p.m.  Please bring I.D.
27th Fri. Clubhouse Lake Perch Fish Fry at the VOL Clubhouse, 3780 Edgewater, Vermilion, with dinner from 5:30 – 8 p.m. and music & dancing from 7 – 9 p.m.  Platter includes cole slaw, french fries, roll, coffee & dessert.  $11 Perch Sandwich or $15 choice of dinner platter (Perch, Shrimp, Chicken or combo of 2).  Tickets available at the door.  BYOB with pop/wash available for sale.
27th Fri. Lorain County Beekeepers Association Beginning Beekeepers Class at the First United Church of Christ, Oberlin, with registration starting at 6:30 with class from 7 – 9 p.m.  Cost is $50 & includes one year membership to LCBA with a monthly newsletter.  For more information go to www.loraincountybeekeepers.org.
28th Sat. Christie Lane 5K Walk & Run at Christie Lane Industries, 306 South Norwalk Rd., West, Norwalk, with registration starting at 8 a.m. and race begins at 9 a.m.  $20 pre-registration & includes t-shirt (March 6 deadline) or $25 race day.  Awards.  Online registration at www.hurondd.org.
28th Sat. Pancake Breakfast, hosted by Sandusky Lions Club, assisted by Perkins High School Band & Boosters Club, takes place at St. Paul Lutheran Church, corner of Perkins Ave. & Mills St., Sandusky, from 7 – 1 p.m.  $6 per person with 5 & under free.  Proceeds to benefit Lions community projects.
29th Sun. Life Share Blood Drive at the Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 1100 Cleveland Ave., Amherst, from noon – 3 p.m.  Please bring I.D.
31st Tues. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the following locations:  Eagles, Cline St., Norwalk, from 3 – 8 p.m. and also at the American Legion, 3615 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, from 1 – 6 p.m.  Please bring I.D.
     
    APRIL
1st Wed. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the following Norwalk locations: St. Paul High School, East Main St., from 8:30 – 1:30 p.m. and also at the VFW, Milan Rd., from 11:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Please bring I.D.
3rd Fri. Clubhouse Lake Perch Fish Fry at the VOL Clubhouse, 3780 Edgewater, Vermilion, with dinner from 5:30 – 8 p.m. and music & dancing from 7 – 9 p.m.  Platter includes cole slaw, french fries, roll, coffee & dessert.  $11 Perch Sandwich or $15 choice of dinner platter (Perch, Shrimp, Chicken or combo of 2).  Tickets available at the door.  BYOB with pop/wash available for sale.
3rd Fri. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Sandusky Library, West Adams St., Sandusky, from 11 – 3 p.m.  Please bring I.D.
9th Thurs. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at BGSU, Firelands Campus, University Dr., Huron, from 11 – 4 p.m.  Please bring I.D.
10th Fri. Clubhouse Benefit Lake Perch Fish Fry at the VOL Clubhouse, 3780 Edgewater, Vermilion, with dinner from 5:30 – 8 p.m. and music & dancing from 7 – 9 p.m.  Platter includes cole slaw, french fries, roll, coffee & dessert.  $11 Perch Sandwich or $15 choice of dinner platter (Perch, Shrimp, Chicken or combo of 2).  Tickets available at the door.  BYOB with pop/wash available for sale.  Proceeds to benefit Lucy Idol Center.
12th Sun. 12th Annual Cancer Services Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser at Amvets Post 17, Sandusky, from 12 noon – 7 p.m.  Cost is $8 per person.  Also raffles, 50/50, live entertainment and more.  Drive-thru or carry out available.  Open to the public.  For more information or tickets call Cancer Services @ 419-626-4548.
16th Thurs. OhioMeansJobs Erie County’s Annual Spring Career Fair at Kalahari Convention Center, Sandusky, from 1 – 5 p.m.  Free admission for all job seekers.  Bring resumes & be prepared to interview.  There will be over 100 different employers participating!  For more information call 419-627-4475.
 18th  Sat. Sons of the American Legion Squadron 83 “Gun Raffle” at the American Legion Post 83, 3615 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, with doors opening at 4 p.m. and first drawing at 5 p.m.  Donation $10 & must have a ticket to enter.  For more information or to purchase tickets call 567-283-0042 or e-mail sal83sand@gmail.com
18th Sat. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the United Methodist Church, Heartland Center Rd., Collins, from 8 – 1 p.m.  Please bring I.D.
19th Sun. Breakfast Buffet at the Monroeville Knights of Columbus Hall, Peru Center Rd., from 8 – 12 noon.  Adults $7, children $3 and under 6 free.  Open to the public.
25th Sat. 35th annual 4-H Chicken BBQ & Benefit Auction at the Erie County Fairgrounds, Columbus Ave., Sandusky, with dinner from 4:30 – 7 p.m., silent auction from 5 – 7 p.m. and live auction at 7:30 p.m.  All proceeds will be used to benefit residents of Erie County.