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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 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.
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.
Four county Recovery will be holding meetings Monday evenings beginning at 7pm, and Thursday mornings beginning at 10am for those struggling with addiction. Meetings are held in at the Norwalk Rec Center and for more information call Rory at 614-907-1030. Meetings for current and recovered addicts are also held in Bellevue at the City council Chambers Mondays and Wednesdays at 10am and Thursdays at 6pm. Bellevue meetings for family and loved ones are biweekly in the City Council Chambers on Saturdays at 11am.
The Do Good Studio is now open at 519 Main Street in Huron. The Do Good Studio is a not-for-profit store that funds different causes sponsored by the Love Runners nonprofit organization. They help meet the needs of those living in the margins. Most items are handmade. For more information visit their website here.
I Spy in the MetroParks begins on January 1st through October 31st in the Erie MetroPark. Kids can pick up a task list in the Frost Center at Osborn Park. There are 7 items. Kids will need to find each item and then take a picture next to it. After you have completed the list bring the photos back to the Frost Center and get your prize bag!
The Firelands Audubon Society is holding a student art contest. The competition is open to grades K-12 in Erie and Huron Counties. The deadline for art is April 14th. Entry forms and rules can be found at www.firelandsaudobonsociety.org
The Berlin Library will be holding Teen Trivia Tuesdays from 3-4pm every Tuesday. Ages 11-18 are welcome. Topics will include book, film, music, and pop culture trivia!
The Berlin Public Library will hold story time for children every Thursday from 10:30-11:30am. The Milan Library will also hold story time from 10:30-11:30am on Fridays.  There will be stories, songs, crafts, and SMART board activities.
New Day Family Resource Center in Sandusky is holding Joseph’s Pantry the 3rd Saturday of each month from 11-2am. Items available from Second Harvest Food Bank and other donations, to benefit you must bring photo ID and proof of Erie County Residence(bill, mail addressed to you, receipt, etc.). The Center also offers Stay and Play for children of the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Monday of the month from 5:30-7pm and the 2nd and 4th Monday from 11am-12:30pm. Kids are welcome to enjoy many different toys and books. The diaper pantry is also open during these times, but appointments are necessary. Prayer and devotions take place Monday- Thursday beginning at 9:30am as well. For more information about these programs or a full program offerings, schedule a center tour, to donate items or volunteer call 419-626-8730.
 
February
24th Fri. Huron County Youth Soccer Club registration is now open for the 2107 Spring Recreational Soccer season. Registration is open through March 1st. Players must have turned 3 by 1/1/17 but must not have turned 14 prior to 1/1/17. Registration is $35 and can be done online at www.HCYSC.org
24th Fri. Calvin’s Love Bibles for Babies “Celebrating Calvin’s Love” raffle benefit will be from 7-9pm this evening at the Norwalk Alliance Church. The event is being held by Calivn Frado’s family in remembrance of Calvin who was born into heaven on Feb. 24th, 2016. The family has started Bibles for Babies as each child is a blessing from God and strives to give each family with a young child a children’s bible. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25, all proceeds go towards the foundation. Raffle items include a Norwalk Furniture custom leather chair, 50′ 4k tv, a miniature perry’s monument sculpture, $100 cash and more. Tickets can be purchased at Ewell & Associates, Sherri’s Coffee House, and Christian Robert’s Salon all located in Norwalk. For more information visit www.calvinslove.com
24th Fri. Join Erie MetroParks for Enchanted Story Time from 10:30-11:30am. Come enjoy interactive story time with puppets, finger plays, and more! All ages are welcome with an accompanied adult. Story Time will take place at the Cottage- Osborn MetroPark at the Enchanted Cottage. Registration is required- call 419-625-7783.
25th Sat. The Huron Athletic Boosters and Foster Chevrolet present A Night at the Races – Run for the Roses at the Mesenburg Plaza Place in Huron. Doors open at 5:30, dinner begins at 6pm and the derby races will start at promptly 7pm. Tickets are $25, $50 for couple and include a buffet style dinner and the opportunity to bid on all horse races, heads or tails 50/50, and auction items. Tickets can be purchased online at www.huronboosterclub.com or by contacting AMy Springer at aspringer3@aol.com. This event benefits the Huron Athletic Booster club, athletic scholarships, and all Huron Tiger athletic teams.
25th Sat. The Huron County Chamber of Commerce Home and Business Show is today from 10-4 at the Norwalk Middle School. Over 70 area businesses will be showcased with select demonstrations through the day. Lunch will be provided by the United Fund. This event is free and open to the public.
25th & 26th Sat. & Sun. There will be a Dance-A-Thon held at the St. Paul Convocation Center beginning Saturday Evening through Sunday morning. The Dance-A-Thon is being organized by 3 St. Paul students, Caroline Parker, Sierra Mushett, and Ashley Painley,  for their senior project and to honor Caroline Parker’s father. Caroline’s Father, Ben, was diagnosed with early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease and will soon be starting a clinical trial at the Cleveland Clinic to try and slow the disease. The girls plan to donate the funds raised at the Dance-A-Thon to the National Alzheimer’s Association. The dancing begins at 7pm on March 25th and will go until 7am on the 26th. Seventh and eight graders are welcome from 7pm-11pm and high schoolers will be welcome all night. There will be raffles, tshirts, zoomba, volleyball and basketball, movies, and a dance off. Pizza, chicken sandwiches will be included in the $15 entry fee, and pop, coffee, and candy will be available to purchase. For more event information or information about donating, email sphdance7@gmail.com.
27th Mon. Milan Public Library will be offering Streaming Devices and you from 10-11am and 6-7pm. Discussions about film and TV options in the digital age will cover the world of Rokus, Fire Sticks, and several other streaming devices and how to utilize them.
28th Tues. Registration for the Sandusky River Valley Beekeeping Association beginners beekeeping class is now open. The class will be on April 1st and 8th from 12pm-5pm both days. Class size is limited so registering early is encouraged. The class is $45 per family and includes a book and 2017 membership. The class is held at 4865 County Road 175 in Clyde. For more information about the classes and registration call John at 419-668-8947 or Rich at 419-668-7386. More information also available here.
March
1st Wed. Join Erie MetroParks at the Osborn MetroPark Frost Center for Wonderful Watercolors from 9:30am-12:30pm. Create your own water color with instruction from artist Celela Neale. A single class if $15 or a 4 week session is $60. To register email Celela at clelasart@gmail.com.
1st Wed. The 2nd annual Run Your Ashes Off 5 k will be this evening at the St. Joseph Church in Monroeville. Registration and tshirt pick up will be from 4:30-5:30 in the Social Hall, with Prayer and distribution or ashes beginning immediately after. The 5k run/walk will begin promptly after the distribution of ashes. Registration forms can be found in the St. Joseph & St. Alphonsus Churches and at www.msjcs.org. Forms with check or cash can be returned to St. Joseph School Office, or put in church collection plates. All are welcome to participate, you do not have to be Catholic to receive ashes and run/walk!
1st Wed. Help Erie County Senior Center show appreciation to their volunteer drivers who deliver meals on wheels to local seniors. Drivers will caravan from the Senior Center to Washington Street and Columbus Avenue, where there will be a rally to show them how much their time and efforts are valued.
3rd Fri. The Lorain County Beekeppers Association will begin their 22nd beginner beekeeping class this evening from 7-9pm at the First Church – United Church of Christ in Oberlin. There will be 4 following classes in the program,on March 4th(Managing your hive), March 10th(pests & diseases), March 17th(swarms and prevention), March 24th(class summary). The first class will be covering beekeeping equipment. The classes are $50 and include a one year membership for you and those in your household, a monthly newsletter, and several classes in the future. Books for the classes can be purchased for an additional $23. For more information about the class visit www.loraincountybeekepers.org
4th Sat. There will be a Spaghetti dinner put on by Monroeville’s TLC from 4:30-7:30 in the Monroeville high school cafeteria. Dinner tickets are $10 each. There will also be a bake sale open and raffles running.
4th Sat. Serving Our Seniors will be holding a reverse raffle beginning at 5pm at the American Legion Pot 83 in Sandusky. Every ticket is a winner, and includes dinner and a drink as well as a ‘swag bag’.
4th Sat. There will be a Lets Speak About Drugs event from 2-8pm at Norwalk Middle School in remembrance of Emily Cooley. There will be a pizza dinner as well as a Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle and music from DJ Rob. Tickets are $8 presale, $10 at the door and shirts are $10 presale, at the door $12. For more information or to donate contact Jamie at 419-706-9275.
4th & 5th Sat. & Sun. Join Erie MetroParks for Project Feederwatch at the East Sandusky Bay MetroPark from 10-11pm. Help collect data of winter birds to track movement of winter bird migration and populations. Registration is required.
6th Mon. Head to the Sandusky Public Library for an Undercover Adventure! We’ll have a different theme each month featuring a Box Car Children book in honor of their 75th anniversary from 4-5pm. Do you have what it takes to go undercover to solve a mystery? Come follow the clues and find out!
6th Mon. Join the Milan Library for “What’s Cooking? Modern Potluck Edition” from 6-7pm. Bring your favorite dish and try some new potluck favorites.
8th Wed. Join the MetroPark Hikers at the Edison Woods MetroPark to explore and walk the trails! Hikers should arrive no later than 10:30am.
9th Thurs. The Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce and Port Clinton High School are hosting a job fair at Port Clinton High School. Students are welcome from 12:30-2:30pm and the public is welcome from 2:30-4:30pm. For more information and to register email admin@portclintonchamber.com . Registration is required.
9th Thurs. RSVP’s are due today for Shamrock Shenanigans at the Milan Museum! Join the Museum to create festive lucky keepsakes including keychains, sand art necklaces, and a leprechaun bucket to bring some extra luck your way! There are three sessions-from 10-11am, 11:30-12:30, and 1-2pm. Registration is $15.
9th Thurs. Join the Sandusky Public Library for a Garden Party beginning at 10:30! Babies and Toddlers will play in the Baby Garden while raking leaves, planting flowers, and working on garden crafts. There will also be story time!
9th Thurs. Erie Metroparks will be offering an Art in the Park session this evening from 6-7pm at the Osborn MetroPark Frost Center featuring coaster art! Learn how to make a set of customer coasters for your home! You may bring 4 4×4 photos or choose one of the provided photos. Registration is required, visit http://eriemetroparks.org/ for more info
9th Thurs. Milan Library is celebrating Teen Tech Week with 3D Holograms from 5-6pm tonight! Teens will learn how to make a 3D hologram from just their cell phone, a cd jewel case, and a few ordinary crafting supplies! Call 419-499-4117 to register.
10th Fri. The Communities for the Arts in Clyde will be presenting The Lettermen at 7:30pm. Enjoy a relaxing evening and listen to their hits “Goin’ Out Of My Head” , “The Way You Look Tonight” , “Cherish”, and “Precious and Few”. Tickets can be purchased at the Clyde Green Springs Board Office or by calling 419-547-0588.
10th Fri. The Erie County Chamber of Commerce is presenting Motown and Soul Dinner and Dance from 5-11pm at Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron. There will be a cocktail hour and networking from 5-5:45pm, a sit down dinner from 6-7:30pm, and dancing from 8-11pm. To purchase tickets and register, click HERE
11th Sat. Join Milan Library for Teen Tech Week focusing on teen typography! Discover the fundamentals of typography and how to use them to create custom stationary with handmade envelopes! The typography meeting will be from 10-11am. To register call 419-499-4117 ext 110.
9th -12th Thurs – Sun Norwalk High School will be presenting Seussical The Musical at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center. The performance is directed by Robyn Rogers and features dramatic and vocal talents of many students. The play is at 7pm on Thurs., Fri., and Sat., and Sunday will be at 3pm.
12th Sun. There will be a Full Moon Hike tonight at the Edison Woods Metropark from 8-10pm. Enjoy the trails as they are lit with moon light and see the local nocturnal wildlife.
12th Sun. The Bismark Senior/Community Center will be holding their monthly breakfast from 8-11:30am. Ham, sausage, scrambled eggs, homefries, pancakes, waffles, and sausage gravy with biscuits will be served. Donations for the food bank will be open and there will be a 50/50 drawing running as well.
11th Sat. The New London Sons of the American Legion will have their 9th annual gun raffle benefiting the Honor Buss and SAL Charities starting at noon at the New London Recreation Park. There will be 20 guns auctioned along with side raffles including meats, fishing items, knives and more. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online HERE.
15th Wed. The North Coast Career Expo will be from 3-6 at Lyman Harbor today. The event is hosted by Goodwill, Ohio Means Jobs, and BGSU Firelands. There will be a wide range of employment opportunities.
15th Wed. Join the MetroPark Hiker for a morning walk through the East Sandusky Bay MetroPark from 10:30-11:30am. Spring is approaching which means more sights and sounds of nature to enjoy!
16th Thurs. Join the Berlin Library for a teen diy class on making your own clay monogram keycahins! Kids interested should plan to be at the library from 6-7pm.
18th Sat. There will be an all you can eat spaghetti diner from 5-9pm benefiting the Edison Chargers High School Bowling Teams. The meal will be held at the Norwalk Masonic Temple. Tickets are $10 a person.
19th Sun. There will be a breakfast buffet at the Knights Of Columbus Hall on Peru Center Road in Monroeville from 8am-noon today. Adults are $7, children are $3, and under 6 are free. The public is welcome.
20th Mon. The MetroPark hikers will be hiking at the Hoffman Forrest MetroPark in Berlin Heights from 5-6pm this evening. Relax with a brisk walk through the local nature.
20th Mon. Firelands Regional Medical Center will be holding a breast cancer outreach at the Berlin Public Library from 1-3pm. Stop by to learn more or see materials for help for you or a loved one.
21st Tues. Head to Norwalk for a night of Jukebox Bingo! If you like music and bingo, this is for you. Numbers have been replaced by songs, so instead of yelling out random numbers, you’ll tap along to popular songs while filling out a bingo card. Tickers purchased prior to the event are $21, the night of tickets will be $25. Tickets include bratwurst, coleslaw, chips, two beer tickets, and your bingo cards. Tickets can be purchased at Senior Enrichment Services(130 Shady Lane building C-Norwalk) or at Christie Lane Industries ( 306 South Norwalk Road-Norwalk). For questions call 419-541-6304.
23rd Thurs. Adventure Tots will be meeting at the East Sandusky Bay MetroPark Enchanted Cottage from 1-1:30pm to go on an adventure today! Kids will explore the nature trails with a naturalist and discover plats, animals, and all things nature! Ages 0-6 are welcome with accompanying adult. Registration is required, visit http://eriemetroparks.org/ for more info
25th Sat. Get ready for spring with a bike maintenance course at the Osborn MetroPark in the Frost Center from 9-11am today! Learn the simple things that can be done to keep your bike on the road including how to deal with flat tires and simple road repairs. Registration is required, visit http://eriemetroparks.org/ for more info
25th Sat. Join the Milan Public Library from 9:30a-1:30p for Craftapalooza! Celebrate National Crafting Month and check out all the crafts that will be set up! From melt-and-pour donut soap, sharpie mugs, fleece tie pillows, and glass dome necklaces there will be something for everyone! space will be limited so please register by calling 419-499-4117. Ages 14-18 welcome.
27th Mon. Join the Milan Public Library from 11a-12p to learn about the library databases! Are you interested in testing out ancestry, looking for a review before a big purchase, or DIY instructions? Well look no further, learn how to access an extensive collection of online databases for free with your CLEVNET library card!
28th Tues. The Firelands Audubon Society will be presenting Birds of Honduras from 7-9am. Mary Warren will be presenting highlights from the 2015 FAS trip to Honduras at the Osborn MetroPark in the Frost Center.
29th Wed. Join the Sandusky Public Library for Pages and Pups beginning at 4pm. Children can practice reading to one of the therapy dogs and pick a book to take home with them. Students k-3rd grade are welcome.
31st Fri. There will be Enchanted Story Time at the East Sandusky Bay MetroPark in the Enchanted Cottage from 10:30-11:30am. Come and enjoy an interactive story time with puppets, finger plays, and more! All ages are welcome with an accompanying adult.
31st Fri. Head to Edison Woods from 7-9pm this evening for Froggy Friday! Be prepared to get wet and muddy searching from salamanders and frogs! Nets will be provided but please wear clothes and shoes that can get wet and muddy. Registration is required, visit http://eriemetroparks.org/ for more info.