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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.
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.
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.
 
 September
3rd Sat. Edison Elementary PTO will be hosting a car show at the Milan Melon Festival. The show will open at 9:00am, and run through 2:00pm at the “A” Field across from Edison Elementary School. Participant entry will be located on the back side of the field. Dash Plaques will be given to the first 100 registered the day of the event. Registration will be $10 each. There will be 3 trophies awarded the day of the event, along with concessions, door prizes, and 50/50 drawings. For more information call Susan Trizna at 419-706-0425 or Chip McLaren 419-706-9941.
3rd Sat. Cub Scout Troop 208 will be holding their annual rummage sale at St. Peter Lutheran Church-243 Benedict Ave, Norwalk- from 8am-4pm today.
3rd Sat. Firelands Regional Medical Center will be offering a class on the basics of breastfeeding from 10am-noon. The class will discuss the proper techniques as well as benefits of breastfeeding. The class is $10, and registration is required. To register call 419-557-7840
3rd Sat. Christian Singles Fellowship will be making a trip to the Tiffin Flea Market today. A car pool will meet at 10am at the YMCA in Sandusky. After the flea market dinner will be at the Fortball Pizza house in Tiffin.
6th Tues. Join Dana Mickens from 6-6:45pm for a high energy work out combining Pilates, boxing and dance. The group will meet in the Erie Room of Frost Center at Osborn MetroPark- 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. The class will meet every Tuesday.
7th Wed. Norwalk Truckers HS Girls’ Golf Team will be having a fundraising diner at the Freight House in Norwalk from 11am to 9pm. Come out and support your local sports!
7th Wed. ElderCollege Fall Semester begins this afternoon in the Cedar Point Center at Bowling Green  State University Firelands College. ElderCollege promotes life long learning by offering classes for adults age 50 and beyond from all educational and socio-economic backgrounds. There are no academic requirements, and no grades or tests. Classes range from creative writing, art, history, and more. To enroll there is a $70 fee for one semester or $110 for two. For more information call Tracy DeFazio at 419-372-0617.
8th Thurs. Milan Library will be celebrating 50 years of Star Trek. Star Trek Generations will be shown with refreshments available as well as themed crafts and your chance to make your own Tribble.
8th Thurs. The Berlin and Milan Library District will be having a Literary Cosplay Costume Contest from 9:30am-7:30pm. To celebrate International Literacy Day all ages are invited to dress as their favorite character and visit either Berlin or Milan Libraries to be entered for a prize drawing.
9th Fri. Christian Singles Fellowship will be having a picnic by the lake at Lions Park on West Monroe Street in Sandusky. Hot dogs will be provided however please bring a covered dish/ desert and drinks for yourself. Bring the kids and enjoy the end of summer at the Splash Pad.
10th Sat. The All American Patriot BBQ will be at the Amherst VFW Post 1662 from 6pm-Midnight. The Dinner benefits the Patriot Hunts Organization. The Organization provides outdoor experiences for wounded warriors, and the gold star children of fallen soldiers. Tickets at $25 each and are on a limited availability. For your tickets call Abby Kastl at 440-225-8527, or online HERE.
10th Sat. Cruisin’ Willard will take place downtown from 10am-4pm today. A plane show will alos be open at the Willard Airport the duration of the cruise. Awards will be given out for several categories as well as a Pinewood Derby. Registration will open at 9am the day of being $12, each entry will include a grab bag. For those interested in the Pinewood Derby call 419-933-2081 for registration and a kit.
11th Sun. St. Peter Lutheran Church in Norwalk will holding their Rally sunday from 9:15-10:15am to bring in the new Sunday School year. All are welcome to join the festivities, crafts, and refreshments.
12th Mon. Christian Singles Fellowship will be having a planning meeting at the Columbus Ave Methodist Church in Sandusky. The meeting will begin at 7pm.
12th Mon. Milan Library will be having an evening of video games in honor of Video Game Day! Ages 13-18 are invited to enjoy a free evening playing on Xbox and Kinect systems.
14th Wed. The 20th Annual Huron Chamber of Commerce  Don Billman Memorial Golf Outing will be at Sawmill Creek. A shotgun start will be at 1:00pm. Many prizes will be available such as a new car, getaways, shopping sprees and more! All golfers will be given lunch as well as receive a $100 giftcard for Travis Mathew Accessories on-line, access to a beverage cart, and 19th hole dinner at Mulligans Pub. A single golfer is $85, and a team is $340. For more information call 419-433-5700.
15th Thur. Calling all Baby Boomers! Enjoy some fresh air and learn some archery skills. The course is for both experienced and beginner Archers ages 50 and up. Learn something new, or brush up on your skills! Registration is required, so call 419-621-4220 to get yourself registered. The class will be at The Coupling MetroPark- 11618 SR 13, Milan- please meet at the canoe equipment shed.
15th Thurs. Milan Library will be holding a Facing Addiction with guest speaker Joey Supina from 6:30-7:30pm. September is National Recovery Month topics including recovering and living with addiction. The presentation could be life changing if you or someone you know suffers from addiction.
16th Fri. What is Paw Paw? Join Erie MetroParks and find out! The Paw Paw Tree produces an unnoticed but delicious fruit textured like a banana but the shape of a mango. Hoffman Forrest is one of the very few places the tree grows. From 5:30-6:30pm a discovery event will take place at Hoffman Forrest- 5313 Huff Road, Berlin Heights- to learn about the tree!
16th Fri. There will be a nature walk and diner at the Old 101 Quarry in Castalia with Christian Singles Fellowship. After dinner will be at the Village Pizza House on Lucas Street in Castalia. Everyone is welcome!
17th & 18th Fri. & Sat. Wing Watch will be at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge today. Bring the family for a day full of nature! Saturday features walk and talks, arts and crafts, vendors, tram tours, food and more! Sunday will focus on guided tours around Ottawa and Erie county. For more details visit their website, here.
17th Fri. Paws For The Cause 5K run/walk takes place this morning, beginning at Gaymont Nursing Center- 66 Norwood Ave, Norwalk. Registration opens at 8am and the race starts at 9am. Preregistration is $15 and includes a tshirt, day of is $18, shirt while supplies last. The course consists of paved road or sidewalks, and will have water stops and timed markers. A short course is available for non-competitors as well. All proceeds will go directly to Norwalk Police Department to help them find a new K-9.
18th Sat. The Knights Of Columbus in Monroeville will be serving a breakfast buffet this morning from 8am-noon. Adult meals are $7, children $3 and under 6 are free. The public is welcome! The Hall can be found on Peru Center Road in Monroeville.
20th Tues. The Willard Legion post #514 will be hosting a gun raffle drawing. 10+ guns will be raffled off. See the Legion Post or a member to get your ticket today. Drawing will be October 22nd.
21st Wed. Clea Stenicki will be leading Wonderful Watercolors from 9:30am-12:30pm in the Firelands room at Frost Center, Osborn MetroPark. Create your own work or follow Clea’s demonstration. You may register for a 4 week session for $60, or a onetime class for $15. To register call Clea at 440-371-5637, a supply list will be give at this time as well.
21st Wed. Join The Women In Conservation series group at the Castalia Quarry from 5:30-8pm. The quarry’s history as well as about the Geocatching opportunities that are offered will be talked about. Registration is required, call 419-898-1895 to get yourself on the list. There will be $15 fee, and dinner provided.
22nd Thurs. Art In The Park meets again this evening from 6-8pm at Osborn MetroPark. This session will focus on making wine bottle lights. Participants will learn how to turn bottles into beautiful hanging lights. All supplies are included and registration is required-call 419-621-4220. The class will be in the Erie Room at the Frost Center.
24th Sat. A Plum Brook Station Seventh Reunion for all current and former employees of the station, Glenn Research Center Associates, support contractors, and any spouses. A luncheon will be held as well as a PBS program. If you would like to have your name placed on the mailing list contact Bill Brown by mail at 3802 Windsor Bridge Circle, Huron or email at mailto:huronbill@bex.net.
25th Sun. There will be a benefit at the Norwalk Eagle’s Club from 1-6pm this afternoon for Matthew, a young man from Berlin Heights who was shot in the back with shot gun in June. The benefit meal will include salad, spaghetti, bread and desert. Children 3-5 are $5 and adults are $10. There will also be 50/50 drawings, a Chinese auction, a live auction, The Eagle Riders Jail, and a live DJ. All proceeds will go directly to covering Matthew’s medical expenses. If you are interested in donating call Carleen at 419-577-5162.
25th Sun. The Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio will be hosting the 11th Annual Generous Helpings, a culinary event benefiting Second Harvest. The event will be held at The Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio  Nordson Food Distribution Center,5510 Baumhart Road-Lorain. Tickets purchased through August 31st are $75, after that ticket price will be $81. You may purchase by phone at 440-444-0691.
29th Thurs. Author Mary Newman will be hosting Edible Flowers at the Milan Library from 6:30-7:30pm. Edible flowers: A Global History illustrates how to prepare and eat soups, salads, desserts and drinks with flowers.
30th Fri. Red Cross will be holding a blood drive from 11am-3pm at the Milan Library.
30th Fri. Bike and Bible Fun Night with Christian Singles Fellowship will meet at Karson’s House- 1401 Berlin Road in Huron. Barbecued Chicken and Corn will be provided but please bring a side or dessert to share, and drinks. Bring the kids for good food and great physical, and spiritual exercise.
30th Fri. St. Peter Senior Youth Group from Norwalk will be holding their annual rummage sale in the fellowship hall from 9am-3pm. The church is located at 243 Benedict Ave. in Norwalk. All items are purchased by donation only.