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Fisher-Titus Medical Center team up with Norwalk Park & Rec and Huron County Public Health to Sponsor Community Program “Couch to 5K”

 This free, 9-week training plan will help participants prepare for their first 5K run/walk, or get them back into a healthy routine.  Meetings will take place at predetermined locations twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-7pm.  It will run from Sept. 26th through Nov. 21st.   Incentives will be provided and will depend on participation rates and completion of the 7th Annual Turkey Trot on Thursday, Nov. 23rd at Perkins High School.  For more information, contact Niki Cross at 419-663-6775, ext. 1026 or email at

 The Salvation Army- Norwalk Corps is host Second Harvest Food Bank’s FREE Farmers Markets

The Farmers Markets will be the 3rd Thursdays of the month, July 20, August 17,  September 21 and October 19.   Starting at 10am – Noon or until supplies are exhausted.  Households must be income eligible and will be served first-come, first-served. Recipients must bring picture ID.
The Markets will be held in the parking lot of The Salvation Army, 55 Whittlesey Ave, Norwalk.  Only street parking is available.  For more information call 419-668-4090.

Vermilion VFW Post 7576, Poorman Rd., Vermilion – Every Friday night Fish Fry & more! Open to the public from 5 – 8 p.m.
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.
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
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 health.
Four county Recovery will be holding meetings Monday evenings beginning at 7pm, and Thursday mornings beginning at 10am for those struggling with addiction and their families. 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.
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!
New Day Family Resource Center in Sandusky is holding Joseph’s Pantry the 3rd Saturday of each month from 11am-2pm. 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.

The 3rd Wednesday of each month April through September the AMVETS will host a car show. Located at 1517 State Rte. 60 Vermillion, Ohio from 5:30 – 8pm.  There will also be 50/50 drawings, door prizes, food and $1 draft beers.  1st beer or pop are FREE.

For more information contact Tom Miller at 216-347-0117 or

Erie Metro Parks-   Edison Woods Controlled Deer Hunt Lottery Drawing 

A lottery drawing will be for adults only for a deer gun hunt during a portion of the statewide deer gun season November 27th through December 1st 2017.  The hunt will take place in sections of Edison Woods MetroPark in Berlin Hts, OH  from 1/2 hour before sunrise to noon.

Interested adult (18+) hunters may apply by mailing a pieces of paper to:
ATTN:  Tara Nagaich  Erie Metro Parks  3910 Perkins Ave  Huron, OH 44839

Please include a $5 application fee of either cash or check made out to Erie MetroParks.  Applicants need to clearly print their name, address, phone, birth date and whether you are mobility impaired or not on a piece of paper with “Edison Woods Controlled Deer Hunt”  labeled at the top.  The letter must be postmarked by October 6th 2017.  Check our the website at

For more information call Tara Nagaich at Erie MetroParks 419-625-7783 ext 236 OR email her at

 Sandusky Farmer’s Market every Saturday from May through October 8am – noon

Located on the corner of Hancock and East Market.  Local goods for over 20 years

 Imagine Norwalk 2017

The Norwalk Arts Council situated in Norwalk’s Historic District brings you art by leading the Imagine Norwalk this year.  Eight dates are planned to showcase the arts in Norwalk’s Historic Business District.  This year’s Imagine Norwalk will present a variation of the arts such as live music, painting, sculpting, dancing, foods and shopping.  Shop local and support the Norwalk Historic District while socializing with a neighbor, an old friend or fellow community member.  Come and help bring the song of our community alive.

If you would like to participate in Imagine Norwalk, contact the Norwalk Art Council by email  or call 419-921-6790.

Imagine Norwalk Dates:  July- 7th & 21st   August- 4th & 18th   September- 15th   October- 27th

 Norwalk Park and Recreations-  Pickleball on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:30-11:30am

Try something new this month. Pickleball court time at the Ernsthausen Recreation Center.  Cost is FREE for members and $30 for a 10 visit punch card for all others.   Join in on the fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.  This paddle sport is for all ages and skill levels.  The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn.

Sandusky Cultural Center
The gallery opens on September 10 with Increasing Origami, the latest in our mind-bending, international exhibitions of paper folding organized by Guest Curator, James Ward Peake. Increasing Origami will take place from September 10 through October 15, 2017All programs at Sandusky Cultural Center are free and open to the public. For more information check out the website at  or go to 2130 Hayes Avenue Sandusky, OH 44870
Milan-Berlin Library District  September 2017 reoccurring events


 Milan  10:30 – 11:00am  Twist & Shout–  Swing by Milan Library and groove at our interactive dance party for little ones and their caretakers.

Berlin Hts.  3 – 4pm Teen Trivia-  Teens ages 11-18 are welcome at Berlin for a battle of wits.  Test your knowledge of book, film, music, and other pop culture related trivia.

STORYTIME 10:30 – 11:30am       Thursdays at  Berlin Heights Library   &    Fridays at Milan Public Library      Join us for stories, songs crafts and SMART Board activities.

22nd-24th Fri- Sun 2017 Main Street Port Clinton Homecoming Festival

Friday  5pm – 11pm            Saturday  11am – 11pm       Sunday  11am – 3pm

There will be something for everyone.  For more information and a schedule of events go to

22nd Fri Huron Garden Club to Tour Cedar Point Gardens

The Huron Garden Club will tour Cedar Point Gardens.  The club will meet for lunch at Quaker Steak and Lube (at Cedar Point causeway entrance) at 11AM, then go to Cedar Point parking lot and meet up with those who just want to do the tour at 1PM

Those wishing to tour only, meet up at the dinosaur in the parking lot at 1PM.   Please call Janet to make reservation 614-285-2158.

22nd- 24th Fri- Sun Norwalk Masonic Center- All events will take place at 319 E. Main St. Norwalk and Carry-Out will be available at both meals.

22nd Spaghetti Dinner 5-7pm 
Cost for Adults is $10 and Children $5
Dinner will include Spaghetti, Salad, Dessert and Beverage.  There will also be a Bake Sale, to help raise money for a new roof.

23rd Car Show & Bake Sale    12 – 4pm 

24th All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast 8am – Noon
Cost for this event is Adults  $6  Children $3

23rd Sat Fisher Titus Medical Center Race & Walk 8:30AM at Summit Motorsports Park 1300 State Rte. 18 Norwalk

Support heart health in our community by competing in a 5K Run or non-competitive two mile Walk.  Both are at the exciting Summit Motorsports Park.  The Fisher-Titus RACE & WALK for Healthy Hearts raises awareness and funds to improve the cardiovascular health of our community through education and programs for heart and stroke patients. All proceeds stay local to support our community.

For more information on this event visit

23rd Sat Christian Singles Fellowship- Singles Trip to Jamie’s Flea Market 10:30am

Carpool meet at Karson’s Home on Berlin Rd Huron. Dinner at the Pitt 39090 Liberty Ave Vermilion.  Bring the kids too.

23rd Sat 1st Annual Huron County Area Veterans Council Four-Person Golf Scramble  9am Shotgun Start at Sycamore Hills Golf Course Norwalk, OH

Entry Form Deadline is 9/11/2017 with full payment $160 per team includes cart and meal

  • In Honor/Memory $50  Signage at Registration
  • Hole Sponsor  $100  Signage on designated Hole and recognition in the golf program
  • Birdie Sponsor $300 Includes one team admission and Signage on their cart & Program
  • Eagle Sponsor  $500  Includes two team entries, Signage on the carts, recognition in the golf program and Signage on a designated hole
  • Ace Sponsor   $1000  Includes three team entries, Signage on the carts, recognition in the golf program and Signage on a designated hole and signage on the Beverage Cart.

HCAVC provides assistance for local Veterans.  Our objective is to represent the affiliated veteran’s organizations by coordinating and harmonizing their activities in the promotion of the interests of all veterans and families of the community.

Any Questions Call Mindy at 419-677-3385

23rd Sat Fisher-Titus Medical Center Childbirth Education Class is held 9-11:30am 

Expectant parents can prepare for the birth and care of their newborns during this informative childbirth education class at Fisher-Titus Medical Center.  The class covers topics such as: signs and stages of labor, breastfeeding vs bottle feeding, car seat safety and basic newborn care.

Pre-payment and registration are required.  For more information or to register call 419-660-2646

24th Sun St. Paul Lutheran Church Welcome Table 12 – 1:30pm

Everyone welcome to enjoy a free meal. Handicap accessible.  The meal will be served at St. Paul Lutheran Church at the corner of Mills & Perkins Ave., Sandusky

Further info call church office 419-625-6800

25th Mon Norwalk Public Library- Guest Author Melinda Carver 7pm

Open to all ages

26th Tues Want to learn Modern Square Dancing?

Lessons are starting and will take place at Pleasant Elementary in Norwalk on Tuesday evenings from 7 – 9pm.  The Sept. 26th and Oct. 3rd Classes are FREE

Good times, fun, make new friends, all ages and individuals welcome.

For more information call: 419-681-4394

27th Weds Norwalk Public Library- Camp Out at the Library  7pm

All families are welcome

29th- Oct 1 Fri – Sun JUBILEEGO Arts and Music Festival


Taking place at Indian Trails Campgrounds in New London, OH

For more information go to

29th Fri Fisher-Titus Medical Center hosts American Red Cross Blood Drive

Fisher-Titus Medical Center will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive from Noon – 5pm in the hospital auditorium, 272 Benedict Ave, Norwalk.   In an effort to help get donors through the process of giving blood faster, appointments can be made by going to Donors are required to bring a list of medications they are currently taking and an ID

30th Sat New London Recreational Parks and WKFM/K96  Country Road Music Fest at New London Reservoir Campground

Tickets $10   Beer Tent and Food Vendors

2 – 3:30pm   USA Country
3:30 – 4pm   Ava Rowland
4 – 5:30pm   Matt Goodrich
5:30  – 6pm  Ava Rowland
6  –  8pm      The DeVault Ridge Band
8 – 10pm       Monica Robins and the Ninja Cowboys

30th Sat First Congregational United Church of Christ Community Breakfast 9 – 11am

The FREE community breakfast will be served in the lower level of the church. (Enter from the rear elevator entrance or the Boys & Girls Club door)  All are welcome!

30th Sat Benefit Poker Run and Chicken BBQ for Ethan Collins 

The event will be held at Fraternal Order of Eagles #2869  29 W. First Street New London,OH

Registration starts at 1:00pm

Chicken Dinner Served from 6 – 8pm

Band- Low Rider 8:30pm

Cash Prize for best and worst hand.    50/50    Door Prizes    Raffles


Ethan was paralyzed from the neck down when a tree fell on his vehicle while driving from New London to Akron in May of 2017.   All proceeds will go to help pay for medical expenses


30th Sat Christian Singles Fellowship- Bike & Bible, Fun Night  6:15pm

Meet at Karson’s House on Berlin Rd Huron.  Corn & BBQ Chicken provided.  Bring a salad/dessert and pop to share.  Bring the kids too for a night of physical & spiritual exercise. Need a bike?  Contact Karson at 419-433-0085


2nd Mon Erie MetroParks- Walk It Out 5-6pm

Walk it out with a naturalist.  Hoffman Forest MetroPark is beautiful this time of year.  Enjoy the colors of autumn and learn something new from the Naturalist.
Hoffman Forest MetroPark is located at 5159 Huff Rd. Berlin Heights

3rd Tues Erie MetroParks- Get Fit Club 6-7pm
Debbie Burrow, Pilates instructor, will lead you through a workout to help emphasize proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. Please bring a yoga mat.At Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room 3910 Perkins Ave. Huron, OH
3rd Tues Want to learn Modern Square Dancing?

Lessons are starting and will take place at Pleasant Elementary in Norwalk on Tuesday evenings from 7 – 9pm.  The Sept. 26th and Oct. 3rd Classes are FREE

Good times, fun, make new friends, all ages and individuals welcome.

For more information call: 419-681-4394

4th Wed Erie MetroParks-

10:30 – 11:30am  MetroPark Hikers

Celebrate autumn with a walk at Hoffman Forest MetroPark, 5159 Huff Rd, Berlin Heights

5 – 7pm Afternoon Paddle on East Sandusky Bay

Come and explore the Bay with Bill our Kayak instructor.  No flip flops please. Ages 12+.  Register required.  Limit 12.  Those with their own paddle craft welcome.  East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Eagle Point, 3819 Cleveland Rd. Sandusky, OH.  Meet at the canoe launch.

6th Fri Erie MetroParks-  Full Moon Paddle 9-11pm

Meet up to experience the Huron River under the light of the full moon with Bill our kayak instructor.  No flip flops please.  Ages 12+  Registration required Limit 12.  Those with their own paddle craft are welcome to attend.  The Coupling MetroPark 11618 SR 13, Milan.

7th & 8th Sat& Sun Erie MetroParks-

Harvest Happenings 11am – 5pm

Don’t miss the best family festival in Erie County.  Two days of fun-packed activities for everyone.  Firelands Pioneer Power Assn. Tractor & Engine Display, children’s pedal -pull, Back to the Wild display,  Pony Rides with Ohio Horseman’s Council of Erie County, Dr. Insecta and a spider stroll, live music, food, vendors, Sandusky Children’s Museum activities, MetroParks Nature tent, hay rides and much, much more.
Taking place at Osborn MetroPark 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron

Train Rides 1-5pm

Erie Metro Live Steamers will have miniature steam-powered engines available to pull passengers through the park.  Fun for all.  All rides are weather dependent.  East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Eagle Point,  3819 Cleveland, Sandusky.

7th Sat Huron County Master Gardener Tree ID Walk and Talk  10am

Do you know the difference between a red maple and a sugar maple?  Is that a beech or a birch? What is eating that oak or lunching on that locust? Which trees are native to this area and which are introduced?
If you’re curious, join Huron County Master Gardener Volunteer Charlene Margetiak for a tree ID walk and talk, at the Huron County Land Lab 582 S. Norwalk Rd,  Norwalk, OH.  The walk will take place rain or shine.  If there is thunder and lightning,  stay home.

8th Sun Fall Classic Demo Derby 2pm

Taking place at Huron County Fair Grounds.  There will also be a swap meet that day.

8th Sun 23rd Annual Silent Alarm Parade 5:30pm 

Members of the Erie County fire department will once again gather together to commemorate the opening of Fire Prevention Week, by participation in a parade of fire and other emergency apparatus.   The parade will form at Erie County Service Center with the procession heading north along Columbus Avenue and endng at the Erie County Firefighter’s Memorial on the east lawn of the Erie County Courthouse.

A short ceremony will take place at the Memorial in remembrance of the 13 Fallen Erie County Firefighters who lost their life in the line of duty last year.

10th Tues Erie MetroParks- Get Fit Club 6-7pm
Debbie Burrow, Pilates instructor, will lead you through a workout to help emphasize proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. Please bring a yoga mat.At Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room 3910 Perkins Ave. Huron, OH
11th Wed Erie MetroParks-

10:30-11:30am  MetroPark Hikers

Go on a guided walk with Bill.  We will explore the trails of Edison Woods and walk through thte beautiful autumn colors.  Edison Woods MetroPark 10186 Rt. 61, Berlin Heights.

5-7pm Kayak Fishing

Join Bill our Kayak instructor for a fishing excursion on the Huron River by kayak. Bring your favorite pole and bait (minimal gear is best)  no flip flops please.  A fishing license is required.  Ages 12+  Registration is required. Limit 12.  Those with their own paddle craft are welcome to attend.  The Coupling MetroPark 11618 SR 13, Milan.

6-7pm  Just About Horses and Donkeys

Increase your horse/donkey knowledge and get hands on experience with them.  Learn about health, safety, grooming and more.  Participants will get to interact with and brush a horse.  Ages 8+ (Adults too) PreRegistration required by Oct 10.  Limit 8. Please wear closed toed shoes.  The Barnyard, 3819 Perkins Ave, Huron.

13th Fri Erie MetroParks- Adventure Tots 10:30am

Let’s go on an adventure with Miss Melissa. We will read a story as we make our way along a nature trail.  We will stop and discover any animal or plants we see along the way. Ages 0-6 with an accompanying adult. Registration required. Limit 10 Castalia Quarry metroPark, 8404 SR 101 Castalia.

14th Sat Erie MetroParks-  All Programs take place at Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron

9-11 Archery Club-  This program is for those who have finished our archery basics program.  Ages 7+ Registration required Limit 10 (On the Deck)

1-3pm Archery Basics-  Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow with Bill.  This is a program for all levels of archery experience.  Ages 7+.  Registration is required Limit 10 (On the Deck)

5-8pm Kids Night Out-  Drop the kids off with Cheryl and Melissa for a Halloween party.   We will do some experiments, make a craft, play games and have fun.  Dinner will be provided.  Costumes are welcome.  Ages 4-12.  Registration required. (In the Erie Room)

16th Mon Erie MetroParks-

10:30-11:30am  Park P.A.L.S- Quack Attack 

Let’s learn about ducks. How do their feet stay warm in cold water?  How fast can they fly?  What do they eat? Join Miss Melissa and read a story, make a craft, and go for a walk.  Ages 3-6 with an accompanying adult.  Registration required. Limit 15 Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

5-6pm Walk It Out

Why do the leaves change color in the fall?  Walk it out with naturalist, Chery, to find out.
Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center deck, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

17th Tues Erie MetroParks- Get Fit Club

Debbie Burrow, Pilates instructor, will lead you through a workout to help emphasize proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. Please bring a yoga mat.At Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room 3910 Perkins Ave. Huron, OH

18th Wed Erie MetroParks-  

10:30-11:30am MetroPark Hikers

Join us on a guided hike through Osborn Park.  Enjoy the fall colors and the crisp autumn air during this walk. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center Deck 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron

4-5pm  Wild Things- Eastern Fox Snakes

Let’s learn about snakes during this month’s Wild Things.  We will learn facts and crack myths that give snakes a bad name.  We will also meet the MetroParks education Eastern Fox Snake.  Ages 6-12 Registration Required. Limit 15 with accompanying adult. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron

19th Thurs Erie MetroParks- Art in the Park- Fall Picture Frame 6-8pm

Don’t know what to do with an old picture frame? Doll it up by giving it a fresh coat of paint, add chicken wire, then pin all of your favorite pictures and hang it on your wall. We will also make a fall banner to add a nice touch.  Bring your own picture frame if you wish, otherwise all supplies included. Ages 16+.  Registration required Limit 15. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron

20th Fri Erie MetroParks-

10am – 12pm  Morning Kaya Float On The East Sandusky Bay 

Check out the fall colors along the Bay with Bill our kayak instructor. No flip flops please.  Ages 12+    Registration required. Limit 12  Those with their own paddle craft welcome.
East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Eagle Point, 3819 Cleveland Rd, Sandusky

6-8pm Halloween Archery Shoot

Dress as your favorite archer from history or fiction and enjoy an afternoon of shooting archery.  This serves as a program for novices or as a refresher course.  Ages 7+ Registration required.  Limit 10 Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center Deck, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron

21st Sat Milan Museum

Pumpkin Palooza 5-7pm

Enjoy pumpkin decorating, pumpkin bowling, Halloween coloring murals, costume contest, caramel apples and much more.  All activities are FREE and No Registration Required.

Costume contest begins at 5:30pm for all ages in Milan Museum Courtyard

Just a bunch of Hocus Pocus 7pm

At Dusk (close to 7pm)  Hocus Pocus will be showing in the courtyard right after Pumpkin Palooza.  Enjoy extra goodies and seasonal treats.   Admission is FREE

29th Sun Sons of AmVets Post #17-   4th Annual Octoberfest sponsored by Mathews Ford  12 – 5pm

Live music from 1-5pm          Raffles     50/50’s

Dinners Available- German Cuisine- Homemade Pierogies, Bratwurst and more
The event will take place the AMVETS Post #17 307 Putnam Street Sandusky, OH 44870