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Community Events

 

Going on now through October 31st – An Unnatural History Game at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. This exhibit examines Native American Legends and Stories of the Grassman, the Dogman of Defiance, and other creatures. It’s also featuring artwork by Dan Chudzinski curator of the Mazza Museum at the University of Findlay. You can also create your own mythical creature through a game available on their website.

 

The Stuff the Bus Erie County Committee is asking for the community’s assistance to help provide hundreds of backpacks and school supplies to students within our local school districts. The program has expanded this year to include students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Businesses can also support this effort by becoming a drop-off location. Supply donations as well as monetary donations are accepted. The campaign will continue until August 2nd.

For more information, call Heather Gilchrist at 419-625-9025 or visit vlfcu.org.

 

The Norwalk Arts Center is inviting you to help with their renovation efforts for the Norwalk Theatre. They are offering a Winner’s Choice raffle with prize destinations of the Tennessee Whisky Adventure, Broadway in Chicago, Key West, or NASCAR driver for a day. Raffle tickets are $20, or 3 for $50 dollars. The winner will be drawn Saturday August 7th at the conclusion of their Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre. Tickets are on sale now.

Visit norwalkartscenter.org for more information.

 

The Erie County Board of Developmental Disabilities is in need of care providers and they are asking the community for caring individuals to become direct service professionals. In doing so, you can play a meaningful role in the lives of those with disabilities. For more information about becoming a care provider, please call the board at 419-626-0208 or visit their website.

 

Going on now through August 13th – Submissions are accepted for 419 SINGS. The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts and United Way of Hancock County are inviting vocalists and bands from the 419-area code to submit a short sample of their music for a chance to participate in the 419 Sings virtual talent competition sponsored by First National Bank. For more information, or to submit, go to LiveUnitedHancockCounty.org/419sings.

 

July 2021

 

Monday 26th – Sandusky Library’s First Chapter Book Club. Listen to the first chapter of a children or teen book LIVE at 3pm. A wide range of authors and genres will be offered to showcase items in the collection. Programs available to Facebook and recordings are also available on YouTube after the event.

 

Monday 26th – It’s the Sandusky Library’s bedtime story. It’s a new bedtime story each Monday for kids of all ages to enjoy starting at 7pm. Available on Facebook or you can watch a recording on YouTube after the event.

 

Tuesday 27th – It’s the Movies by the Bay Series on the Jackson Street Pier! Movies start at 7pm. This week’s movie is Inside Out.

 

Tuesday 27th – The Willard City Park will have SandTown playing Motown and oldies during their Tuesday evening concert series playing from 7pm until 9pm.

 

Tuesday 27th – It’s the 2021 Gazebo Concert Series. Concerts will be held in the Washington Park Gazebo, in downtown Sandusky.

This week’s concert is the Pantasia Steel Drum Band starting at 7pm.

Concerts are free. For more information, contact Susan Sartor at 419-202-9502.

 

Tuesday 27th – Come join DJ Pitcher as he teaches skateboarding 101, teaching basic tricks and techniques to youths to help them get comfortable on a skateboard. This will be a six-week pilot program every Tuesday from 12:30pm until 1:30pm at the Skate Park on Meigs Street. Participants must bring their own skateboard and are encouraged to wear helmets, elbow and kneepads. Please no open toe shoes. Registration fee is $15.

 

Tuesday 27th – The North Coast Young Professionals are hosting YP Week 2021! Today’s event: Keynote Lunch starting at 11:30am and speaker at 12pm at the Sandusky Yacht Club. Open to all individuals under the age of 45 who work or reside in the Lake Erie Shores and Islands region. Focused on providing the opportunity to network, learn, and socialize in a relaxed and professional environment

For more information, visit the North Coast Young Professionals Facebook page.

 

Wednesday 28th – The Huron County Veteran Service Office is having a meet and greet at the Copper Top Bake Shop in Sandusky from 9am until 1pm. You can stop by the shop to address VA claims, and veteran-related concerns or issues and might have or simply chat with the staff. Free patriotic merchandise is available to show your support of veterans. For more information, call Cary Ashby at 419-668-4150.

 

Wednesday 28th – The North Coast Young Professionals are hosting YP Week 2021! Today’s events: Coffee Chat – Women in Leadership starting at 8:30am at BGSU RAAM and Happy Hour Entrepreneurship at the Paddle Bar stating at 5pm. Open to all individuals under the age of 45 who work or reside in the Lake Erie Shores and Islands region. Focused on providing the opportunity to network, learn, and socialize in a relaxed and professional environment

For more information, visit the North Coast Young Professionals Facebook page.

 

Wednesday 28th – The Huron Public Library is hosting their Real Reads: Nonfiction Book Club at 3pm. Join this monthly book club featuring nonfiction books and biographies.  This month’s book is Good Talk by Mira Jacobs. Books are available at the Library and registration is required.

From 3pm until 5pm the Huron Historical Society Open Hours. A volunteer will be available to assist with questions and to direct patrons to any appropriate historical materials.

For more information, visit huronlibrary.org or call 419-433-5009.

 

Wednesday 28th – Off Trail with Erie MetroParks. Erie MetroParks is excited to bring you their new podcast “Off Trail.” Enjoy some educational topics and catch a few laughs along the way. Hang out with park naturalists and the marketing guy as Erie MetroParks talks about nature and how it’s connected to your daily lives. Check it out every Wednesday.

 

Wednesday 28th – Free Kids Summer Camp is back with Camp Marshmallow at the Sandusky Mall. Meetings will be every Wednesday from 11am until noon in the center court. Kids will learn about camping, nature, and the great outdoors! There will be hands-on activities and take-home fun kits, and kids will also receive a free Camp Marshmallow water bottle, drawstring bag, and name badge.

Forest Friends: Jennifer Bucheit from Old Woman’s Creek will talk about outdoor animals, their habitats, eating habits, and movements.

Pick up a registration card at the security booth/information center in the Sandusky Mall.

 

Wednesday 28th – Hope and Healing: Providing Support to the Faith Based Community after Covid-19 is a 6 part series presented by the Regional Recovery Consortium Stigma Team. Beginning with Increasing Awareness on July 28th starting at noon and again at 6pm. Registration is required. For more information please visit rootsofprevention.com/events.

 

Thursday 28th – It’s Storytime at the Norwalk Public Library! Every Thursday at 11am, children up to the age of 5 can explore a new theme with picture books, educational activities and small crafts. Registration is required. Stop by the desk or call 419-668-6063 to reserve your spot.

 

Thursday 29th – It’s the Huron Farmer’s Market every Thursday through October 14th. It’ll be at the Huron Boat Basin from 3:30pm until 6:30pm. Sosa’s Taco Bus will be there too. Stop by, shop, eat, and enjoy the community. For more information, go to the Huron Farmer’s Market’s Facebook page.

 

Thursday 29th – The North Coast Young Professionals are hosting YP Week 2021! Today’s events: Coffee Chat – The Next Generation of VPs starting at 8:30am at Mylander Pavilion and Trivia Night at Small City Taphouse starting at 5:30pm. Open to all individuals under the age of 45 who work or reside in the Lake Erie Shores and Islands region. Focused on providing the opportunity to network, learn, and socialize in a relaxed and professional environment

For more information, visit the North Coast Young Professionals Facebook page.

 

Thursday 29th – Erie MetroParks has created a “Nature Plugged In” Facebook group for adults to learn about what is happening in Erie MetroParks. A weekly video will be uploaded based on topics that you are most interested in. Join the Facebook group by signing up online and help Erie MetroParks create this new online community. For more information go to eriemetroparks.org.

 

Friday 30th – The North Coast Young Professionals are hosting YP Week 2021! Today’s events: Coffee Chat Your Image in the Workplace at 9am at 1826 Photographic and the Regional Mixer Toasty at Twin Oast. Open to all individuals under the age of 45 who work or reside in the Lake Erie Shores and Islands region. Focused on providing the opportunity to network, learn, and socialize in a relaxed and professional environment

For more information, visit the North Coast Young Professionals Facebook page.

 

Friday 30th – Its Music & Movement at the Norwalk Public Library! Music & Movement is every other Friday at 11am. Shake, shimmy, spin, and twirl with the children’s librarians. Through song and dance kids between the ages of 2 and 5 are encouraged to get silly and let that energy out. Registration is required. Stop by the desk or call 419-668-6063 to reserve your spot.

 

Friday 30th – The Christian Singles Fellowship is having a Bike & Bible Night at 6:15pm, with meet up at Karson’s home. Barbeque chicken will be provided. Bring a dish, salad or dessert, pop and the kids for some physical & spiritual exercise.

For more information, call Karson at 419-433-0085.

 

Friday 30th – It’s the last day to submit artwork or photos to the Huron Public Library’s online Community Art Gallery Contest. Create some artwork or photography with the theme: Tails & Tales. Artwork should be submitted online.

For more information, visit huronlibrary.org or call 419-433-5009.

 

Friday 30th – It’s the Remember Cruisin’ Car Club Car Show! Going on from 4pm until 8:30pm, come see this charity car show in the beautiful downtown Sandusky parks. The event will feature a 50/50 drawing, dash plaques for the first 100 cars, trophies, cash door prizes and more. There is a charge to enter the show, and each show will have a sponsor and a beneficiary.

 

Saturday 31st – The North Coast Young Professionals are hosting YP Week 2021! Today’s events: Paint, Plant, Play from 8am until 12pm at the Sandusky Market and a Regional Mixer at the Sandy Ridge Winery. Open to all individuals under the age of 45 who work or reside in the Lake Erie Shores and Islands region. Focused on providing the opportunity to network, learn, and socialize in a relaxed and professional environment

For more information, visit the North Coast Young Professionals Facebook page.

 

Saturday 31st – The Sandusky Library is hosting their Saturday Stories at 11am. Listen to a picture book LIVE. Programs are available on Facebook and many of the recordings are also available on YouTube after the event. For more information call 419-625-3834 or go to their Facebook page.

 

Saturday 31st – It’s the Summer Jam at the Huron Boat Basin starting at 6pm presented by K96, WLKR and WLKR Classic! There’ll be live music featuring Colin Dussault’s Blues Project, great food including Steinmetz Giant Perch, GessWho Taco, and Kona Ice. Norwalk Knockerball and Henry’s Shoppe will also be there. And K96 and WLKR will be giving prizes out all night!

 

Saturday 31st – Vermilion’s All Washed Up Driftwood Contest Returns. Featuring artwork made from driftwood, this event drew more than 50 artists and 800 visitors in 2019. It’ll be from 10am until 3pm in Exchange Park in downtown Vermilion. The event is hosted by the Vermilion Arts Guild and will also have a 50/50 raffle and chances to win the artworks. There will be prizes for 1st place, runner up and honorable mention.

 

Saturday 31st – It’s the Sandusky Farmers Market! Enjoy fresh, local produce, food trucks, fresh flowers, handmade, home-grown, local farmers, bakers, artisans and crafters, plants and more. Every Saturday June through October from 8am to 12pm in downtown Sandusky. Sponsored by Firelands Regional Medical Center.

 

Saturday 31st – Join the American Red Cross in the Spirit of football! Stop out at the Sandusky Mall for the annual Cleveland Browns Blood Drive from 11am to 4pm in Center Court. Every donor receives a Browns T-Shirt and a chance to win Browns Memorabilia. Call the Red Cross for an appointment or visit Sandusky-mall.com for more information.

 

August 2021

 

Sunday 1st – The North Coast Young Professionals are hosting YP Week 2021! Today’s events: Mindfulness Yoga at 10am at the Sandusky Jackson Street Pier and Brunch at Moseley’s Public House from 11am until 1pm. Open to all individuals under the age of 45 who work or reside in the Lake Erie Shores and Islands region. Focused on providing the opportunity to network, learn, and socialize in a relaxed and professional environment

For more information, visit the North Coast Young Professionals Facebook page.

 

Sunday 1st – Norwalk’s historic Woodlawn Cemetery is offering its free guided walking tours again this year. Starting at 1pm at the public mausoleum on Woodlawn Avenue near the main entrance. Local historian Henry Timman will be leading the tours.

For more information, contact Mr. Timman at 419-668-1122.

 

Sunday 1st – The Sunday Farmers Market in Downtown Port Clinton is every other Sunday through October 10th from 9am-2pm behind the Meals on Madison Stage. Come Eat, Shop, Drink, & Play in Port Clinton!

 

Monday 2nd – Sandusky Library’s First Chapter Book Club. Listen to the first chapter of a children or teen book LIVE at 3pm. A wide range of authors and genres will be offered to showcase items in the collection. Programs available to Facebook and recordings are also available on YouTube after the event.

 

Monday 2nd – It’s the Sandusky Library’s bedtime story. It’s a new bedtime story each Monday for kids of all ages to enjoy starting at 7pm. Available on Facebook or you can watch a recording on YouTube after the event.

 

Tuesday 3rd – It’s the Movies by the Bay Series at the Sandusky Bay Pavilion with Touch-A-Truck night! Movies start at 7pm. This week’s movie is Cars.

 

Tuesday 3rd – It’s the 2021 Gazebo Concert Series. Concerts will be held in the Washington Park Gazebo, in downtown Sandusky.

This week’s concert is the North Coast Big Band starting at 7pm.

Concerts are free. For more information, contact Susan Sartor at 419-202-9502.

 

Tuesday 3rd – Come join DJ Pitcher as he teaches skateboarding 101, teaching basic tricks and techniques to youths to help them get comfortable on a skateboard. This will be a six-week pilot program every Tuesday from 12:30pm until 1:30pm at the Skate Park on Meigs Street. Participants must bring their own skateboard and are encouraged to wear helmets, elbow and kneepads. Please no open toe shoes. Registration fee is $15.

 

Wednesday 4th – It’s the Dog Days of Summer! Friendship APL of Lorain County is having a meet and greet while also offering on-site adoptions at Kingston of Vermilion from 4pm until 6pm. There will also be raffle baskets, a 50/50, and the Hawaii Shaved Ice Truck. All proceeds from the raffle go to Friendship APL. Kingston of Vermilion, Visiting Angels, Angels Home Health, Hawaii Ice, and Rocky & Lela’s are proud partners for this event.

 

Wednesday 4th – The Huron County Humane Society is hosting BINGO on the first Wednesday of the month at the Norwalk Eagles 711 Hall. Doors open at 4:30pm with early bird bingo at 5:30pm, and regular bingo starting at 6:00pm, there will be cash prizes. Open to the public but participants must be 18 or older.

For more information, please call 419-663-7158.

 

Wednesday 4th – Off Trail with Erie MetroParks. Erie MetroParks is excited to bring you their new podcast “Off Trail.” Enjoy some educational topics and catch a few laughs along the way. Hang out with park naturalists and the marketing guy as Erie MetroParks talks about nature and how it’s connected to your daily lives. Check it out every Wednesday.

 

Wednesday 4th – It’s the 32nd Annual Fisher-Titus Foundation Golf Outing at the Eagle Creek Golf Course in Norwalk. Tee times between 9am and 2pm. Your participation helps fund state-of-the-art equipment, technology and renovation for one of the cardiac cath labs at the Snyder/White Heart and Vascular Center.

 

Thursday 5th – Erie MetroParks has created a “Nature Plugged In” Facebook group for adults to learn about what is happening in Erie MetroParks. A weekly video will be uploaded based on topics that you are most interested in. Join the Facebook group by signing up online and help Erie MetroParks create this new online community. For more information go to eriemetroparks.org.

 

Thursday 5th – It’s the Huron Farmer’s Market every Thursday through October 14th. It’ll be at the Huron Boat Basin from 3:30pm until 6:30pm. Sosa’s Taco Bus will be there too. Stop by, shop, eat, and enjoy the community. For more information, go to the Huron Farmer’s Market’s Facebook page.

 

Saturday 7th – Pier Pressure free Saturday morning workouts in Downtown Sandusky. Fall victim to Pier Pressure with your community and trainers from local fitness centers every Saturday morning at 8am now through September.

Participants will learn proper stretching, outdoor exercises, and can walk or run at their own pace in downtown Sandusky along the piers overlooking the Sandusky Bay and Lake Erie. Open to all ages, but please no pets.

Preregister at runsignup.com/PierPressure2021

 

Saturday 7th – It’s the 6th annual Chalk It Up event on Main Street in Vermilion! The event will be from 10am until 2pm in Victory Park featuring a display of beautiful chalk creations by local artists. Come out and enjoy some family and kid-friendly interactive opportunities as you watch the streets transform. Call 440-963-0772 or visit MainStreetVermilion.org for more information.

 

Saturday 7th – Western Reserve Schools is having a Stuff the Bus event from 10am until 2pm and the Dollar General on Route 20 in Wakeman.

 

Saturday 7th – The Sandusky Library is hosting their Saturday Stories at 11am. Listen to a picture book LIVE. Programs are available on Facebook and many of the recordings are also available on YouTube after the event. For more information call 419-625-3834 or go to their Facebook page.

 

Saturday 7th – Jason Lindsey, aka Mr. Science, a STEM educator and author will be performing shows throughout the day at the Sandusky Mall. Show times are 11am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm. For more information visit Sandusky-mall.com or call 419-626-8575.

 

Saturday 7th – It’s the 28th Annual Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce Classic Car Show. It’ll be on Madison Street in downtown Port Clinton from 10am until 3pm.

For more information, please call 419-734-5503.

 

Saturday 7th – Benefit Dinner to help support Stephanie Wilson. Dinner is at 4pm at the Wakeman Eagles. There will be a 50/50 and basket raffles. Dinner is $15 and includes a BBQ pork sandwich, potato salad, baked beans, macaroni & cheese, and dessert. Cash bar/fountain pop $1. Get your tickets while they last! Contact Melony McIntosh at 419-921-4719

 

Saturday 7th – The 4C’s Preschool is hosting their 15th annual golf outing which is a major fundraiser for the preschool. It’ll be at Millstone Golf Course in New London. Each golfer will receive a door prize and a brochure highlighting all of the donors. They are also asking area businesses for help with door prizes. For more information, please contact Gayle Kovach at 440-653-0439.

 

Saturday 7th – It’s the Sandusky Farmers Market! Enjoy fresh, local produce, food trucks, fresh flowers, handmade, home-grown, local farmers, bakers, artisans and crafters, plants and more. Every Saturday June through October from 8am to 12pm in downtown Sandusky. Sponsored by Firelands Regional Medical Center.

 

Sunday 8th – It’s the 2nd annual Restore Norwalk Community Cookout starting at 2pm at Veteran’s Memorial Lake Park in Norwalk. Featuring live music, kids activities, a street market, a cornhole tournament, food vendors, a silent auction and 50/50s. For more information, check out Restore Norwalk’s Facebook page.

 

Sunday 8th – It’s the Firelands Symphony Orchestra’s Around Town Tour. Due to generous grant funding from the Erie County Community Foundation and the Huron Playhouse Fund for the Arts, all concerts are open to the public with freewill donations accepted.

Samba Joia Percussion Ensemble at the Huron Boat Basin with Arts at the Amphitheatre at 7pm.

For more information, visit firelandssymphony.com.

 

Community Organization News and Info

 

Victory Kitchen in Sandusky is providing hot meals for breakfast and lunch, prepared fresh daily, for patrons to take home.  Along with the hot food, they are providing one bag of food per adult and child, each.  If you would like to make a donation, monetarily or product, please call 419-627-8732 and speak with a staff member.  Thank you for your continued support and God Bless!

 

Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio is looking for donations to help get food into the hands of those who need it as well as volunteers to sort and re-pack food, help on-site distribution, office work and more.  Go to secondharvestfoodbank.org to donate online and to learn more information.  To find programs that help families at risk for hunger in every community, click on the Charity Directory.  Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio is and Equal Opportunity Provider.

 

Girl Scout Troops are open and you’re invited to join for FREE virtual events! Go to gsneo.org/join to join Girl Scouts or to register for an event and watch your girl’s confidence and self-esteem boost as she makes a difference not only in her community, but the world!

 

Huron County is participating in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Children from birth until age 5 can receive a free book each month. Visit ohioimaginationlibrary.org to enroll your child today!

 

The Monroeville Public Library is offering a home bound delivery service for residents of the Monroeville Local School District. Please call the library to sign up at 419-465-2035.

 

The Huron Historical Society is proud and excited to announce the release of Explore Huron History, an interactive digital platform of historical photographs and videos of Huron from its archive. The website includes annotated photos and videos allowing viewers to test their knowledge of local history. Brought to you by support from grants and donors. Visit their website thehuronhistoricalsociety.org.

 

Health and Wellness/Covid-19 Information

 

Fisher-Titus will be holding COVID-19 vaccine clinics for those ages 12-18 at Fisher-Titus Pediatrics on Saturdays. First doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be given and second dose appointments will be made when the first appointment is scheduled. A parent or guardian must be present at the appointments. Appointments are required by calling 419-668-9409.

 

Fisher-Titus is offering drive-through vaccine clinics for anyone ages 12 and up at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Clinics are held Mondays from 10am until 6pm and Wednesdays from 8am until 4pm. To schedule an appointment for the drive through clinic visit fishertitus.org/Coronavirus or call 419-660-2646.

 

The Huron County Support Line is a free, non-judgmental, non-emergency support line available to every person in the county.  Individuals can call to get support and learn about
available mental health and recovery resources.

The Support Line is staffed by behavioral health professionals who are trained to help. The Support Line is staffed 7 days a week, 8am until 10pm. Call 567-743-7155.

 

Mental Health and Recovery Board of Erie & Ottawa County COVID CareLine is here to help anyone feeling stressed out in our world today.  Call 1-800-720-9616.

 

Huron County’s Peer Wellness Center is a welcoming and compassionate place to connect and is available to help anyone looking for recovery resources, answers to questions, peer support and more.  Call 567-743-7130 or drop by in person at 2 Oak Street in Norwalk.

 

The Animal House Sober Club First Steps Recovery Meeting happens every Wednesday at 7pm and is an open recovery meeting for ANYONE ready to start their journey! The Animal House Sober Club is located in Bellevue and is a safe sober club that hosts functions each day of the week.