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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.

 

Going on Now Through December 1st – Erie County Children Services is preparing for the Christmas season and is asking for the community’s help to donate Christmas gifts. Gifts can be dropped off at the Erie County Job and Family Services Department in Sandusky. For more information please call 419-627-5305.

 

Going on every month, now through December 2022. The Huron County Veteran Service Commission is offering any Huron County veteran, surviving spouse, Gold Star families, and a guest free admission and transportation to the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus. The trips are on the second Wednesday of every month. Reservations must be made by calling 419-668-4150.

 

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.

 

On the First Saturday of Each month. Be Strong Uniforms & Learning Center is offering a Free CPR class, Friends & family Community CPR Training. Classes start at 9am, at their location on Whittlesey Avenue. Pre-Registration is required for this event. More information can be found on their website at BeStrongNorwalk.com 

 

Now through November 6th. Artists’ Open Studios is holding their 17th Annual Art exhibit on Main Street in Norwalk. Celebrating local and staff artists. Gallery hours are 10 to 6 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 to 4 on Fridays, and 10 to 2 on Saturdays.

 

October 2021  

 

Friday 22nd – It’s Monster Maul at the Sandusky Mall! Diverse Pumpkin scavenger hunt. Pick up your Scavenger Hunt activity sheet at center court. Go around the mall and match all of the pumpkins on your sheet with its match on the store windows. Complete the sheet and receive a Big Boo Bag of goodies. Go to Sandusky-Mall.com for more information.

 

Friday 22nd – At the Norwalk Public Library It’s Music & Movement starting at 11am. Shake, shimmy, spin, and twirl. Through song and dance, kids are encouraged to get silly and let that excess energy out. For ages 2-5. Registration begins two weeks before the event. 

 

Saturday 23rd – 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 23rd – 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 23rd – The Sandusky Knights of Columbus will be hosting their 1st Annual 5K Race/Walk at Battery Park in Sandusky. Pre-Registration starts at 8am, the race begins at 9. All proceeds are going to the Abigail Stork Bus Project and Heartbeat of Sandusky. For more information, please call 419-202-4391. 

 

Saturday 23rd – The Christian Singles Fellowship is having an Amish Trip with a carpool meet up time of 9:30am at Norwalk Alliance Church Parking Lot. Plan to pack or buy a lunch. After shopping dinner at Mrs. Yoders Restaurant in Mt Hope. For more information, please call Karson at 419-433-0085. 

 

Saturday 23rd – It’s the second Annual BHA Clambake at the Historic Brownhelm School in Vermilion from 5pm until 6:30pm. The clambake will be a drive-thru again this year to pick up your order. Catering by Pogie’s Catering in Amherst. Dinners are $40 and include a dozen clams, a handful of mussels, New England clam chowder, grilled lemon-herbed chicken breast, corn-on-the-cob, red-skinned potatoes, coleslaw, a roll and butter. 

 

Sunday 24th – The Izaak Walton League 2021 Turkey Shoots are happening at 3116 Peru West Section Line Road in Monroeville with gates opening at 8am. Cash and meat prizes and stock guns only. 

 

Monday 25th through Friday 29th – It’s Monster Maul at the Sandusky Mall! This week is Caring Is Sharing Canned Food Drive. Bring in any canned food items to the mall office to benefit the Salvation Army. All donations up to $500 will be matched. Go to Sandusky-Mall.com for more information.

 

Monday 25th – 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 25th – At the Huron Public Library it’s the Teen Library Council on Zoom, starting at 4pm. For grades 7 through 12. Accepting new applicants! Teens interested in volunteer work can bring their thoughts to these monthly Zoom meetings. For more information, please call 419-433-5009. 

 

Monday 25th – At the Norwalk Public Library its Fid Aid Basics for Adults. Starting at 6pm. Prepare for those unexpected emergencies by reviewing First Aid basics with local RN Beth Schnellinger. Please register for this event. 

 

Monday 25th – 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 26th – Clyde Gardens Place is holding a Halloween trunk or treat event going from 5:30pm until 7pm on Coulson Street in Clyde. With A-Z Entertainment & DJ Swiss. Best Employee Costume! Best trunk prize! Best decorated pumpkin prize! 

 

Tuesday 26th – At the Huron Public Library its Trick or Reading all day for children ages 3 and up. Volunteers will read Halloween books at different locations throughout the library and distribute treats. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. Registration is required. For more information, please call 419-433-5009. 

 

Wednesday 27th – You can help the Norwalk Area United Fund with “Dine Out for the FUNd of it!” A portion of the sales will go towards the 2022 Community Campaign to help local programs and grants. Dine out and support your community restaurants at the same time! 

Come on out to the Freight House in Norwalk. 

 

Wednesday 27th – 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 27th – At the Norwalk Public Library It’s a Halloween Party starting at 4pm. It’s an evening filled with terrifying treats, creepy crafts, and spooky science experiments. A prize will be given out for the most creative costume. For ages 0-12. Registration is not required. 

 

Wednesday 27th – At the Huron Public Library STEAM Team on the Go Kit Pickup, for kindergarten through grade 6. Each STEAM Team on the Go Kit contains supplies for an at-home challenge. This month features the Spooky Science Kit. Pick up kit during operating hours. Registration is required. 

-3pm. Real Reads Nonfiction Book Club. Join this monthly book club featuring nonfiction books and biographies. Books are available at the library. This month’s book is Spook by Mary Roach. Registration is required. 

-3pm until 5pm. Huron Historical Society is having open hours. 

-6:30pm. Euchre Night. Join pickup games. Please bring a deck of cards if possible. For more information, please call 419-433-5009. 

 

Thursday 28th – At the Norwalk Public Library it’s Storytime, starting at 11am. Explore a new theme with picture books, educational activities, and small crafts. For ages 0-5. Registration begins one week before the event. 

 

Thursday 28th – 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 28th – At the Huron Public Library its Girls Who Can Code Coding Club from 4pm until 5:30pm. For grades 3 through 5. Each session begins with some hangout time and snacks, followed by a coding lesson. Boys may also register. Registration is required. For more information, please call 419-433-5009. 

 

Friday 29th – At the Huron Public Library its Friday Movie Marathon. Catch all movie marathon featuring all three Hotel Transylvania movies (Rated PG). For more information, please call 419-433-5009. 

 

Friday 29th – The Christian Singles Fellowship is having an October Outing Potluck & Camp fire starting at 6:30pm at Karson’s home. Brats will be provided, please bring a covered dish or dessert to share. For more information, please call Karson at 419-433-0085. 

 

Saturday 30th – 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 30th – 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. 

 

Sunday 31st – It’s the Opening Ceremony celebrating all the improvements of McGuan Park at 12pm. This will include the ribbon-cutting of the all new All-Abilities Playground.

 

Sunday 31st – It’s Kipton Community Church’s 2nd Annual Trunk-or-Treat. It’ll be at 511 Church Street in Kipton from 4pm until 7pm. There will be a food truck, lots of candy, games and activities, a photo booth, and contests for best costume and truck displays. This family friendly event is open to the public. Come for the candy, costumes, and fun.

 

Sunday 31st – CLI & Kenilee Lanes Nightmare Before Christmas Fundraiser! It’ll be at Kenilee Lanes in Norwalk from 4pm until 7pm. $100 per lane gets you bowling, pizza, and a viewing of Nightmare Before Christmas for up to 6 people. 100% of profits go to Kenilee Wheelchair Accessibility Project.

 

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.