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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 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 Spirit of America’s Story – The Wall, a volunteer non-profit organization.  “Help Us Build the Wall to Honor our men & women in uniform service who support & defend our freedom and way of life both here & abroad.”  Go to www.spiritofamericasstory.com for more information and to donate or call 419-631-7049.
13th Annual Baumann Auto Group Big Charity Raffle!  The Bauman Auto Group dealerships and 20 charities will be selling $5 raffle tickets for a chance to win a new 2015 vehicle!  100% of every ticket sold will go to the charities!  The winning ticket will be drawn at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 at Baumann Ford Genoa, 22110 W. St. Rt. 51, Genoa.  For more information, to purchase tickets or for the list of charities, go to http://baumannautogroup.com/section/car-dealer/charity-raffle.
The Berlin Heights Basket Festival is having a Little Price & Princess contest.  Boys & girls in the Edison School District ages 3-6 are eligible to enter and is limited to 15 boys and 15 girls.  Interviews will be on Saturday, August 1st.  For more information and registration forms go to www.basketfestival.com.
Huron County Fair Office is now open from 9 – 5 Monday through Friday.  Open class entries are due by Friday, July 31st.
July
30th Thurs. Berlin Public Library’s Superhero Showcase: Kid Friendly Film Screening from 2 – 4 p.m.  There will be a showing of one of Disney’s heroic, hit films.  Refreshments will be provided.  Rated PG.
31st Fri. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Firelands Regional Medical Center, 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, from 12 noon – 5 p.m.  Please bring your I.D.
31st Fri. Monroeville Public Library’s “Summer Reading Finale with Magician Gordon Russ” from 11 – 12 noon.  Gordon and his trusty friend Super Bear have traveled the USA in search of smiles, laughs and fun.  Then celebrate the end of the summer reading with magic, adventure, food & fun!  Prizes will be drawn and winners will be notified the following week.  Last chance to enter the drawing is 5 p.m. 
31st Fri. Milan Public Library’s “Happy Birthday, Harry Potter” event from 11:30 – 12:30 p.m.  Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday at the library by playing Harry Potter games and enjoying Harry Potter-themed snacks.  Don’t forget to wear your best wizard gear and clothing!
31st Fri. The Global Big Latch takes place August 1st through 7th to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding and the need for global support.  The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action organizes World Breastfeeding Week.  They will host their own event and identify opportunities for on-going support at Battery Park, 701 East Water St., Sandusky, from 10 – 11:30 a.m.  For more information on this event call Judy at the Erie County Health Dept. @ 419-626-5625, ext. 150.
31st & Aug. 1st Fri. & Sat. Council for Christie Lane “Huge Rummage Sale” at Avery Commerce Park (old Bass outlet store), 11001 U.S. 250, Milan, Friday & Saturday from 9 – 3 p.m.  Books, tools, furniture, kitchen items, clothes, toys & more by donation only.  Refreshments & baked goods also available by donation only.
August
1st Sat. Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce 22nd Annual Classic Car Show from 10 – 3 p.m. in downtown historic Port Clinton.  Cars, trucks & bikes from virtually every era & every make will be on display on Madison Street.  Vehicle registration $10 with Dash plaques given to the first 100 cars at check-in.  Also 50/50 drawing and door prizes.  For more information call the Chamber @ 419-734-5503 or www.portclintonchamber.com.
1st Sat. “Fun Across the Galaxy” Convention at Castaway Bay in Sandusky from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.  Event is hosted by Padawan’s Playground, a noon-profit interactive Children’s Museum.  Tour private collections of Star Wars artifacts, memorabilia, life size characters, hands-on educational exhibits and much more!  Pre-sale tickets $8, at the door $10, kids 3 & under free and limited VIP passes $40 and includes tour, free s-shirt, free gift.  For more information call 567-283-5005.
1st Sat. The Global Big Latch takes place August 1st through 7th to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding and the need for global support.  The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action organizes World Breastfeeding Week.  They will host their own event and identify opportunities for on-going support at the following locations: Baines Softball Park, Austy Shadle Dr., Norwalk, at 9:15 a.m. and also at the Clyde Community Park, 246 South St., Clyde, at 10 a.m. by the shelter house near the Fair Street entrance.
1st Sat. Tribute to Trey “Sporting Clay Shoot” at WR Hunt Club, Clyde, starting at 9 a.m.  Event is $50 per person for 50 clays, $75 for 100 & includes T-shirt & lunch or $10 for lunch only.  Also a $10 gun raffle.  For more information or to pre-register call 419-547-8550.  Proceeds raised go to Make a Wish – CureSearch for Children’s Cancer.
1st Sat. Bike & Dog Wash and a Poker Run, to benefit the Humane Society of Erie County, at Rockin’ Horse Ranch, 8315 Milan Rd., Sandusky, with Poker Run sign up from 9 – 11 a.m.  Cost is $20 per person or $25 per couple.  Also raffles, 4-wheeler raffle, biker games & much more!  For more information call 419-624-8739.  Adoptable Pets on-site!
1st Sat. Milan-Berlin Library District presents a special event & book signing for Hurricane Hill Road by inspirational author Cherry King at the Milan Public Library at 12 noon.  Event is free and open to the public.
1st Sat. Western Reserve Stuff the Bus takes place from 9 – 12 noon at the Village Park in Wakeman.  Help kids in need with school supplies!  If you can’t make it, please drop off supplies at the Wakeman Library.
1st & 2nd Sat. & Sun. St. Joseph Monroeville’s 55th annual Parish Festival Saturday & Sunday.  Saturday is the Adult Night Out from 6 – 11 p.m.  BBQ wing baskets by B&B Chicken with music by Carlyle Smith & amateur Euchre tournaments beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Sunday Chicken/Rib BBQ from 11 – 7 p.m. with carry out available.  Also a large silent auction, kiddie tractor pull (registration at 3:30), games, quilt raffle, bingo & other fabulous food & games of chance, music & much more!
2nd Sun. St. John’s U.C.C. Annual Chicken BBQ from 4 – 7 p.m. at the church, 2712 Mason Rd., Milan.  Half chicken portion meal $9, Quarter chicken portion meal $7 and half chicken portion only $5.50.  Rain or shine.  Carry out available.
4th Tues. Huron County Horse Royalty Quartermania at the VFW Post 2743, 140 Milan Ave., Norwalk, with doors open at 5 p.m. and event starting at 6 p.m.  Cost is $5 & includes your first paddle with additional paddles can be purchased for $1.  There will be a food booth, Chinese raffle and 50/50.  Come support the contestants for the 2015 Huron County Horse Fair Royalty.  For more information call Angie @ 419-706-9512.
4th Tues. Fisher-Titus Medical Center’s Just Walk, a Walk with a Doc Program, with Dr. Vicki Brown, Family Medicine, at Veterans Memorial Lake Park, North Entrance, Shelter 1, Old State Rd., Norwalk, with a talk on Immunizations – Facts & Myths, at 6 p.m. and walk immediately follows.
4th Tues. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Sandusky Mall, Milan Rd., from 1 – 5 p.m.  Please bring your I.D.
4th Tues. Maximizing Your Lifetime Social Security Benefit Seminar at Sheri’s Coffee House, 27 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk, from 6 – 7:30 p.m.  Event is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited.  RSVP is recommended by calling Steven @ 419-706-6813.
6th Thurs. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Mills St., Sandusky, from 2 – 6 p.m.  Please bring your I.D.
7th Fri. Sandusky State Theatre presents A Night of Comedy featuring comedian Bill Boronkay & headliner Mark Knope at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $12 and can be ordered & print online at sanduskystate.com or call 419-626-1950.
7th & 8th Fri. & Sat. Berlin Heights Garden Club Flower Show at the First Congregational Church, 5 East Main St., in the Fowler room Friday from 3 – 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 – 6 p.m. during the annual Basket Festival in Berlin Heights.
8th Sat. 7th Annual Auto Show at the First Assembly of God, 927 South Main St., Willard, from 9 – 2 p.m. with trophies awarded at 2 p.m. and door prizes awarded thought the afternoon.  Entry fee $10 or the equivalent in canned goods.  Spectators are free but are encouraged to bring canned goods for donation.  All proceeds to benefit the Willard Food Bank.  For more information call the church @ 419-935-1495.
8th Sat. Cancer Benefit for Kimberly Aguilar Charity Softball Tournament at Baines Field in Norwalk.  All proceeds go to Kimberly.  For more information call 567-224-3160.
8th Sat. Huron County Master Gardener Peggy Case will offer a workshop on flower arranging from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Huron County Administration Building, 180 Milan Ave., Norwalk.  Participants will need to bring their own plant materials & containers.  For questions or to register call Barb Czerwony @ 419-663-4103.
9th Sun. A Scholarship Fundraiser to benefit Firelands Positive People – Sunset Bay Cruise aboard the Goodtime I, 109 W. Shoreline Dr., Sandusky, from 4 – 6 p.m. (boarding at 3:30 p.m.).  $20 donation.  Snacks, DJ and a cash bar.  For tickets call Joe @ 419-625-0936 and are available at the door at 3:30 p.m.
9th Sun. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Wesley Lodge, 510 Central Ave., Lakeside, from 10 – 3 p.m.  Please bring your I.D.
10th Mon. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Sandusky Mall from 3 – 8 p.m.  Please bring your I.D.
14th Fri. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Firelands Regional Medical Center, 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, from 12 noon – 5 p.m.  Please bring your I.D.
15th Sat. Dreamweaver Ride for Wishes with net proceeds to benefit Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, meeting at Crossroads Tavern, 6328 US Route 20, Wakeman.  Registration starting at 9:30 a.m., last bike out at 11 a.m. and last bike in at 4 p.m.  Grand prize – 2-round trip domestic flight tickets.  Also 50/50 drawing, Chinese Raffle and more!  Pre-registration $25 per vehicle/$10 per rider.  For more information call Julie @ 419-706-4972.  All street legal vehicles welcome!
15th Sat. Noemi’s 5K Run/Walk & Kids 1 Mile Fun Run at the Norwalk Reservoir, North Entrance, with the Fun Run beginning at 8:40 a.m. and 5K beginning at 9 a.m.  $15 pre-registration (before July 31st) or $20 race day.  For more information e-mail – asmitt1024@gmail.com.  Noemi is a local woman who is currently battling a rare form of Cancer for the second time and will likely need a heart transplant.
18th Tues. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Ohio Veterans Home, 3416 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, from 11 – 3 p.m.  Please bring your I.D.
22nd Sat. Norwalk Jaycees 5th Annual Nine, Wine & Dine Charity Golf Outing at Eagle Creek in Norwalk at 3 p.m.  This is a 2-person scramble and cost is $50 per player, which includes nine holes with cart, wine tasting and dinner.  Proceeds from the event will benefit The Piggyback Foundation, which is a local charity that helps children & families who are dealing with a life-threatening illness.  For more information or to register call Sam @ 419-706-1523.
22nd & 23rd Sat. & Sun. St. Bernard’s Festival in New Washington Saturday & Sunday.  Saturday a BBQ Pulled Pork & Beef Dinner at 5 p.m., entertainment, children’s games, Cornhole Tournament & more!  Sunday BBQ Chicken & Ham with homemade dressing from 11:30 – 6 p.m., bingo from 1 – 4 p.m., entertainment, prizes, games, refreshments, drawings & more!
23rd Sun. 19th Annual Fisher-Titus Auxiliary Classic Car Show at the hospital’s Cardio Vascular Parking Lot, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk, from 1 – 4 p.m.  Registration starts at 11 a.m., Goody Bags for first 125 entrants, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, refreshments, entertainment & more!  All cars, trucks, tractors & motorcycles welcome.  Held rain or shine!  All proceeds benefit the Fisher-Titus Auxiliary.  For more information contact Volunteer Services @419-668-8101, ext. 6563.
23rd Sun. Norwalk Parks & Recreation Department’s Pool Pooch Competition from 1 – 4 p.m.  Dogs must be at least 6 weeks old to participate in the event, must be current on all vaccinations (bring records upon registration) and must be on a leash.  Fee of $10 per dog & proper paperwork.  For more information call Stacie @ 419-663-6775, ext. 28.
25th Tues. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 428 Tiffin Ave., Sandusky, from 1 – 6 p.m.  Please bring your I.D.
27th Thurs. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Huron Public Library, 333 Williams St., Huron, from 1 – 6 p.m.  Please bring your I.D.
28th Fri. Sandusky State Theatre presents the Bailey Legal Group Singer/Songwriter Lounge with The Hoke Brothers at 8 p.m. in the State Room.  Tickets are $10 general admission.  For more information or tickets call 419-626-1950 or sanduskystate.com.
28th Fri. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Firelands Regional Medical Center, 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, from 12 noon – 5 p.m.  Please bring your I.D.
29th Sat. 6th Annual Charity Friendship Food Stores “Poker Run” for motorcycles & autos at Margaritaville in Sandusky with first bike out at 11 a.m., last bike out at 2 p.m., all in by 4:30 p.m.  All participants receive a chicken dinner after the ride.  You could win $10,000 cash!  Great door prizes, 50/50 raffle, big prize raffle.  Cost is $20 per rider & $20 per passenger if purchased by Friday, August 28th or $25 per rider/passenger day of event.  Must be 18 years old to participate.  Register at your nearest Friendship Food Stores.  All proceeds benefit The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
30th Sun. 3rd Annual Wrestling Extravaganza at the Huron County Fairgrounds in Norwalk with barn doors opening at 2:30 p.m. and first bell at 3 p.m.  Event celebrates vintage style wrestling featuring characters plucked right out of the roarin’ 20’s.  Also live music, a ‘kiss on the cheek’ booth & photo booth, free door prizes, food truck & popcorn.  Tickets $10 advance or $12 online or $15 day of show with children 10 & under free with paying adult.  Tickets available at Dos Gringos Food Truck & Joshua White Tattoo Company or www.oldewrestling.com/tickets.  Partial proceeds from the event will benefit the Norwalk Area United Fund.
September
 9th  Wed. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at St. Peter Catholic Church, 430 Main St., Huron, from 12 noon – 5 p.m.  Please bring your I.D.