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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.
Turkey Shoot at the American Legion Post 659, St. Rt. 61, Berlin Heights, with signup at 11 a.m. and shoots begin at noon starting September 13th continuing every Sunday through November 22nd.  Prizes include $100 shoots, $50 shoots, meat & pie shoots along with 50/50 raffles.  All barrel lengths & chokes are permitted and the Post will continue to provide Winchester AA trap loads to the contestants.  Food available.
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.
New London Local Schools needs you!  Project MORE is a one on one mentoring program for students that are having difficulty with reading.  Project MORE mentors volunteer one or more times a week for 30 minutes per session. If you would like to be part of the inspiration that comes with working with these students and could volunteer 30 minutes or more once a week, call us.  Please contact Diana Schwinn at 419-929-8117, ext. 2124 or dschwinn@newlondon.k12.oh.us.
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 Monroeville American Legion is selling tickets for this years Reverse Raffle taking place on Saturday, September 12th at 3 p.m.  1st Prize $2,500; 2nd Prize $750; 3rd Prize $500.  Prizes for 1st ticket and every 10th ticket.  Donation $50 per person & includes meal & refreshments with additional guest $10 each.  Proceeds will be used towards the $10,000 + that is donated in our community every year.
September
2nd Wed. MetroPark Hikers at Osborn MetroPark, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron, at 10:30 a.m. and at 5 p.m.  Calling walkers & hikers of all abilities!
2nd Wed. The Lady Black Diamonds of the Sandusky Ski Club will meet for lunch at Berardi’s Restaurant, W. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, at 11:45 a.m.  For more information call Shirley @ 419-366-4003.
3rd Thurs. Art in the Park-Flowers and Vases at Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron, from 6 – 8 p.m.  Create your own personalized vase out of recycled glass bottles and make unique flowers from coffee filters!  Registration is required with a limit of 15.
3rd Thurs. Erie County Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at Firelands Regional Medical Center’s South Campus, Community Room, Sandusky, at 3 p.m.  This month’s speaker will be David Riley, M.D. talking about Neurology: Movement Disorders.  For more information call 419-609-9100.
3rd Thurs. Annual Bob Danhoff Classic Auto Cruise-In at the Willows at Willard, Neal Zick Rd., with registration at 4 p.m. and event from 5 – 7:30 p.m.
4th Fri. Sunset Kayak Float at East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Eagle Point, 3819 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Meet at the public boat launch for a paddle on the Bay.  Registration is required with a limit of 12.  Those who own watercraft welcome.
4th Fri. Friday, September 4th is the last day to register for the Erie Conservation District’s 62nd Annual Banquet taking place on Monday, September 14th at Caesar’s Crystal Palace, 1058 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky, with Election from 6 – 7 p.m. and Dinner served at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $15 each.  To purchase your tickets call the Erie County Conservation District @ 419-626-5211.
4th thru 7th Fri. thru Mon. 107th Firelands Labor Day Festival takes place at the New London Rec Park Friday through Monday.  Some activities include: ATV/Motocross races, parade, truck pull, sand volleyball, demo derby, tractor pull, corn hole tournament, horseshoe tournament, rides, softball tournament, kids games & fireworks on Monday.  For more information go to www.newlondonohio.com.  Cost is $7 per day adults; $4 senior citizens; 3 years & younger free. (rides & events included in price).  Gates open 7am to 9pm.
5th Sat. Car Show at the Milan Melon Festival on the A Field from 9 – 2 p.m.  $7 pre-registration or $10 day of event.  Trophies to be awarded and Dash Plaques to all registered and also to the first 100 on day of event.  Door prizes and 50/50.  All proceeds benefit the Edison Elementary PTO.
5th & 6th Sat. & Sun. Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Milan Public Library Saturday & Sunday from 9:30 – 4 p.m.
6th Sun. Edison All Class Reunion at the Colonnade Banquet Facility in the Avery Commerce Park Complex, Avery, from 7 – 11 p.m.  Free admission.  A cash bar, light appetizers and a DJ.
6th Sun. Sunday Morning Trail Run at Edison Woods MetroPark, 10186 Ceylon Rd., Berlin Hts., from 9 – 11 a.m.  Meet at the Route 61 parking lot for the morning run.  Limit 30.
8th Tues. Fisher-Titus Medical Center’s Free Blood Pressure & Glucose Screenings at the following locations: at the Berlin Public Library from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and then at the Milan Public Library from 12 noon – 2 p.m.  No appointment necessary.
 9th  Wed. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the following locations:  St. Peter Catholic Church, 430 Main St., Huron, from 12 noon – 5 p.m. and also at St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, 506 E. Main St., Marblehead, from 12 – 5 p.m.  Please bring your I.D.
9th Wed. MetroPark Hikers at Castalia Quarry MetroPark, 8404 St. Rt. 101, Castalia, at 10:30 a.m. and at 5 p.m.  Calling walkers & hikers of all abilities!
9th Wed. BGSU Firelands’ Elder College presents Breakline: songs from the 20’s and 30’s and traditional favorites in the Cedar Point Center from 1:30 – 3:45 p.m.  Event is free and open to the public.
10th Thurs. Animal Feeding Time at Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron.  Come experience how the resident reptiles and amphibians eat!
10th thru 13th Thurs. thru Sun. Caryl Crane Youth Theatre presents Disney’s Mary Poppins Thursday & Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday at 2 p.m. in McBride Auditorium, BGSU Firelands in Huron.  Tickets range from $5 to $14 and are available by calling 419-626-1950 or online at www.sanduskystate.com.
11th 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.
11th Fri. Last day to register for the Goodwill Strategic Planning Meeting taking place on Wednesday, September 16th from 4 – 6:30 p.m. at Sawmill Creek Resort, 400 Sawmill Creek Dr., W., Huron.  Please RSVP to copfer@goodwillsandusky.org.
11th & 12th Fri. & Sat. Cruisin’ by the Bay takes place in Downtown Sandusky Friday and Saturday!  This is a Charity Cruise-In & Car Show that benefits area Cancer patients.  $15 pre registration or $20 at the event.  50+ awards, DASH Plaques, goodie bags and great food & drinks!  For more information or to register go to www.cruisinbythebay.org.
11th,12th, & 13th Fri., Sat. & Sun. The Friends of the Huron Public Library’s Autumn Book Sale takes place Friday and Saturday from 9 – 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 – 4 p.m. (bag sale) at the Huron Library, 333 Williams St., Huron on the Lower Level.
12th Sat. Jason Oney Poker Run taking place with sign up at Bar 145 in Norwalk from noon – 2:30 p.m.  Registration fee $25.  Also raffle, prizes, cash winnings and live entertainment will be awarded at Barrel House Saloon, 101 W. Shoreline Dr., Sandusky. All proceeds will benefit the Jason Oney Benefit Fund.
12th Sat. Thunder for Hunger Annual Food Drive at Reb’s Bike Barn, 4281 Laylin Rd., Norwalk, with first bike out at 11 a.m. and last bike in at 4 p.m.  $20 per person plus a food donation for the Norwalk Food Bank.  2 live bands, camping, food, scavenger hunt and raffles!  BYOB – No pets – Over 21 please!  All proceeds benefit the Norwalk Food Bank.  For more information call 419-668-5148.
12th Sat. Rally to Improve Birth Pregnancy & Baby Fair at the Norwalk Reservoir from 10 – 3 p.m.  Join local parents & birth professionals advocating for evidence-based care & humanity in childbirth.
12th & 13th Sat. & Sun. Pioneer Days at Historic Lyme Village, 5001 St. Rt. 4 (between Rts. 20 & 113), Bellevue, from 10 – 5 p.m. both days.  Admission $6 adults and $4 for children ages 6-12.  There will be Frontiersmen, demonstrating pioneer craftspeople, American Rev. & Civil War Camps, one-room school sessions, kid’s activities tent, music, food and lots more!  For more information call 419-483-4949 or www.lymevillage.org.
12th & 13th Sat. & Sun. VFW Post 2529 Community Scrap Drive at the Post, 604 W. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, in the post front lot.  Will accept any metals, cans, washers, dryers or cars.  Volunteers will be available to pick-up large items.  Please call the club at 419-626-0096 for pick-up appointment.
13th Sun. 11th Annual Miniature Golf Scramble at Goofy Golf in Sandusky starting at 11 a.m.  Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children.  Also door prizes.  For more information call Terri @ 419-621-0324.  Proceeds benefit Erie County CASA Program.
13th Sun. Kay Kuhl Benefit Horse Show at the Huron County Fairgrounds in Norwalk starting at 9 a.m.  For more information, including list of classes, find on Facebook at Kay Kuhl, benefit show.
13th Sun. Train Rides at the East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Eagle Point, 3819 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky.  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.
13th Sun. Soar Like An Eagle 5K at East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Eagle Point, 3819 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky.  Day of race registration for the 5K begins at 1:30 p.m. and race starting at 2:30 p.m.  Cost is $15 per person.
13th Sun. Firelands Symphony Summer Series in the Arboretum, James McBride Arboretum, 1 University Dr., Huron, from 4 – 5:15 p.m.  Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a free musical concert featuring the Olympic Brass Quintet.  Rain venue – Cedar Point Building, BGSU Firelands.
13th Sun. Chicken BBQ at the St. Stephen United Church of Christ, 905 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, from 11:30 – 1 p.m.  Cost is $10.  Drive-thru service or eat in the shelter.  10% of dinner profit will be given to the community & will benefit the Sandusky Prescription Ministry.
14th Mon. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the following locations:  Church of The Nazarene, 1617 Milan Rd., Sandusky, from 2 – 7 p.m. and also at the Congregational United Church of Christ, 205 Main St., Castalia, from 1 – 7 p.m.  Please bring I.D.
14th Mon. Fall Migration Hike at Edison Woods MetroPark, 10186 Ceylon Rd., Berlin Hts., from 8 – 10 a.m.  Go on a walk & look for migrants that are heading south for the winter!  Bring binoculars.
14th Mon. Evening Bike Ride at DuPont Marsh, 1805 River Rd., Huron, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Meet at the parking lot for a ride in the country.  Limit 20.
14th Mon. Last day to register for the Huron County Veterans BBQ Lunch at the Huron County Veteran Service Office taking place on Friday, September 18th starting at 12:30 p.m.  If you are able, please bring a small side or bag of chips to share.  The office will provide the table setting, drinks and meat.  You are welcome to bring your own drinks and a chair.  To RSVP call 419-668-4150.
15th Tues. Morning Kayak Paddle from 9 – 12 noon at the East Sandusky Bay MetroPark Eagle Point, 3819 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky.  Meet at the public boat launch for a paddle on the Bay.  Registration required – Limit 12.  Those who own their own watercraft welcome.
16th Wed. MetroPark Hikers at The Coupling MetroPark, 11618 St. Rt. 13, Milan, at 10:30 a.m. and at 5 p.m.  Calling walkers & hikers of all abilities!
16th Wed. Archery Basics at The Coupling MetroPark, 11618 St. Rt. 13, Milan, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Meet at the picnic area near the canoe equipment shed for archery class.  Ages 8+ with registration required.  Limit 10.
16th thru 20th Wed. thru Sun. Norwalk Tractor Supply Pet Adoptions for Pet Appreciation Week Wednesday through Sunday.  All pet appreciation week events are open to the public and pets!  For more information call Tractor Supply in Norwalk @ 419-668-8266.
17th Thurs. Dog Walk at Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center Deck, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron, from 6 – 7 p.m.  Take your favorite furry friend for a walk through the park!  Dogs must be leashed.
17th thru 20th Thurs. thru Sun. Lake Erie Arts & Film Festival (LEAFF) takes place Thursday through Sunday with 4 screening locations: The State Theatre, Columbus Ave. in Downtown Sandusky, at the former Calvary Temple, Odd Fellows Hall and Artisans Recovery Center all one block from the State Theatre.  The mission of LEAFF is to provide a platform to educate and promote aspiring independent filmmakers, artists and musicians pursing a career in the visual arts in the Great Lakes Region.  For more information call 419-626-1347 or www.lakeeriefilm.org.
17th thru 20th Thurs. thru Sun. Caryl Crane Youth Theatre presents Disney’s Mary Poppins Thursday & Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday at 2 p.m. in McBride Auditorium, BGSU Firelands in Huron.  Tickets range from $5 to $14 and are available by calling 419-626-1950 or online at www.sanduskystate.com.
18th Fri. Friday, September 18th is the last day to register for the Clean Water Contractor Training held at the Perkins Township Services Center taking place on Wednesday, September 23rd from 8:30 – 1 p.m.  Cost to attend is $15 & includes catered lunch.  Learn tips from the experts on managing your site to save you time and money.  Space is limited to the first 30 registrants. For more information or to register call the Erie Conservation District @ 419-626-5211.
18th & 19th Fri. & Sat. National Child Safety Program will provide free FBI quality fingerprints & photographs for children Friday from 3 – 7 p.m. and again on Saturday from 10 – 4 p.m. at Premier Toyota Scion, Cooper Forest Park Rd., Amherst.
19th Sat. Miller Boat Line 5K & 1 Mile Family Fun Walk at Put-In-Bay with race beginning near The Boathouse Restaurant downtown.  Proceeds benefit Mother of Sorrows Church.  For more information go to www.millerferry.com.
19th Sat. Outdoor/Indoor Community Yard Sale at the Willard Senior Enrichment Center, 315 E. Tiffin St., Willard, from 8 – 12 noon.  Features household, furniture, crafts, baby, toys & much more!  Snack bar open from 9 – 1 p.m.  For more information call 419-933-4701.
19th Sat. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Catawba Township Hall, 3307 North West Catawba Rd., Pt. Clinton, from 8 – 1 p.m.  Please bring I.D.
19th Sat. North Ridgeville’s 2nd Annual CROP Hunger Walk/5K Run at South Central Park with registration from 8 – 9 a.m. and walk/run starting at 9 a.m.  Pre registration $25 & includes T-shirt or $30 day of event with no T-shirt.  You can find the registration form at www.fieldsumc.org under events or call the church office @ 440-327-8753.
19th Sat. Norwalk Kiwanis Monte Carlo at Norwalk Furniture, 100 Furniture Pkwy., Norwalk, from 7 – 10 p.m.  Tickets are $40 each & includes appetizers and $150 in funny money to start, live auction at 9:30 p.m. (funny money only).  A cash bar with wine and beer.  There will be slot machines, Blackjack, Poker, Texas Hold ’em and more!  Tickets available at Huron County Chamber of Commerce, Battles Insurance, Beauty Vault in Monroeville and Danielion is in Bloom in Wakeman.
19th Sat. Grease & Glamour Classic Car Show at Foster Chevrolet, Hayes Ave., Sandusky, from 11 – 3 p.m. with registration starting at 9 a.m.  Also 50/50 raffles, prizes, Dash Plaques to first 100 cars.  All proceeds benefit Safe Harbour Domestic Violence Shelter.  Event is in association with Remember Cruisin’ and the Corvette Club.
19th Sat. Gaymont Nursing Center & Huron County Humane Society’s “5K Run / Walk” at Gaymont Nursing Center, 66 Norwood Ave., Norwalk, with registration at 8 am and race starting at 9 am.  Pre-registration by September 11th is $15 (gift included) or $18 race day (gift included while supplies last).  Also awards.  Bring out your furry friends for a run or leisurely walk & join in the fun as we raise money for the Huron County Humane Society’s Dog Park.  Many prizes for people & dogs!
20th Sun. Townsend Township Fire Department is having a Benefit Breakfast Buffet for the Tim & Joni Molesky Family from 9 – 1 p.m. at the Township Town Hall, corner of St. Rt. 20 and Hartland Center Rd., Collins.  Menu includes: pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage links and patties, fried potatoes, biscuits & gravy.  All proceeds will go to the Molesky Family.  Please come out and show your support.
20th Sun. Breakfast Buffet at the Monroeville Knights of Columbus Hall, Peru Center Rd., from 8 – 12 noon.  Adults $7, children $3 and under 6 free.  Open to the public.
20th Sun. Pork Chop Dinner at the Zion United Church of Christ, 13525 E. Twp. Rd. 175, Bellevue, from 11:30 – 1 p.m.  Dinner includes pork chops, parsley potatoes, green beans, jello salad, homemade pie & beverages.  Adults $10 and children 12 & under $6.
20th Sun. A Time of Prayer & Healing at Huron Community Prayer Path, 930 S. Main St., (St. Rt. 13), Huron.  Opening service of prayer & praise at 2 p.m. with individual prayer & healing stations at 2:30 p.m. followed by a time of closing hymns & prayers.  Come & go as your time allows and is held rain or shine.  For more information call Tom @ 419-271-5271 or huronprayerpath.com.
21st Mon. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at St. Johns United Church of Christ, 2712 West Mason Rd., Milan, from 2 – 7 p.m.  Please bring I.D.
21st Mon. Sandusky Ski Club meeting at the American Legion, 3615 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, at 7:30 p.m.  For more information call Kim @ 419-706-0679 or www.sanduskyskiclub.com.
22nd Tues. Firelands Audubon Potluck Picnic at Osborn MetroPark, Shelter 3, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron, from 6 – 8 p.m.  Bring a dish to share with main course meat & beverages provided.  After dinner there will be a nature walk.
22nd Tues. National Voter Registration Day at the Berlin Public Library and also at the Milan Public Library from 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Have you recently turned 18, moved or just haven’t had time to register to vote?  Stop by the library to fill out your voter’s registration form.
23rd Wed. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at BGSU Firelands Campus, Huron, from 11 – 4 p.m.  Please bring I.D.
23rd Wed. MetroPark Hikers at DuPont Marsh/Huron River Greenway North, 1805 River Rd., Huron, at 10:30 a.m. and at 5 p.m.  Calling walkers & hikers of all abilities!
23rd Wed. Fisher-Titus Medical Center’s Wellness Walks with Dr. Mohamed Swedeh, Pulmonary Medicine, talking about Asthma & the Importance of Exercise at Veterans Memorial Lake Park, North Entrance, Clubhouse, Old State Rd., Norwalk, with talk at 6 p.m. and walk immediately follows.
24th Thurs. This Day in History at Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Firelands Room, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron, from 2 – 3 p.m.  Guest speaker, Ed Boose, will be speaking about crinoids to cameos!  Learn about local history and see actual artifacts found in this area.  Registration appreciated.
24th Thurs. Sandusky Ski Club will celebrate September birthdays at Damon’s Restaurant Meigs St., Sandusky, at 6:30 p.m.  For more information call Daria @ 419-239-8545.
25th Fri. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the following locations: Firelands Regional Medical Center, 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, from 12 noon – 5 p.m. and also at the Milan Public Library, Church St., Milan, from 11 – 3 p.m.  Please bring I.D.
26th Sat. 35th Anniversary for Old Woman Creek Reserve on Estuaries Day from 10 – 4 p.m.  Guided tours of the research laboratories, naturalist-led hikes along the trails, a canoe tour of the estuary and local artists will display & sell their Old Woman Creek inspired art.  Enjoy live music, refreshments & art.  All events are free and open to the public.
26th & 27th Sat. & Sun. Pioneer Harvest Fall Festival at the Bronson Norwalk Conservation Club, 295 Townline Rd. 151, Norwalk, Saturday from 10 – 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 – 4 p.m.  Many events including: Civil War Campsite & demos with cannon firing & camp laundress, hay rides, petting zoo, classic cars, live music, kid’s game area 10 & under; silent auction to benefit “Gods Little Critters,” food vendors & more!  Something for everyone!  $5 for adults; $1 for kids 6-15; free kids 5 & under.  Show your Military badge & get in free.  For more information call Toni @ 419-577-3200.
27th Sun. 1-Mile Walk for the Animals 2015 at Nickel Plate Beach in Huron with proceeds to benefit the Humane Society of Erie County.  Check-in begins at 10 a.m. with walk starting at 10:30 a.m.  Bring your well-mannered dog on a leash and you do not need to own a dog to participate!  Snacks provided for all participants (dogs included).  Sponsorship forms can be picked up in the lobby of the HSEC. To walk without sponsors, cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 16.  For more information call 419-626-6220.
27th Sun. Full Moon Kayak Float at The Coupling MetroPark, 11618 St. Rt. 13, Milan, from 9 – 11 p.m.  Meet at the public boat launch for a paddle on the Huron River under a full moon.  Registration required with a limit of 12.  Those who own their own water craft welcome.
28th Mon. Fall Migration Hike at the DuPont Marsh/Huron River Greenway North, 1805 River Rd., Huron, from 8 – 10 a.m.  Go on a walk & look for birds that are heading south for the winter!  Bring binoculars.
29th Tues. Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the American Legion, 3615 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, from 1 – 6 p.m.  Please bring I.D.
30th Wed. MetroPark Hikers at East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Eagle Point, 3819 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky, at 10:30 a.m. and at 5 p.m.  Calling walkers & hikers of all abilities!
30th Wed. Fall Colors Kayak Float at East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Eagle Point, 3819 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky, from 4:30 – 7 p.m.  Meet at the public boat launch for a paddle on the Bay.  Registration is required with a limit 12.  Those who own their own watercraft welcome.
October
3rd Sat. Jacquelyn Mayer, Miss America 1963 invites you to a patriotic program featuring Jackie’s Miss America Sisters as they have come together for the first time kicking off the World Premiere of “Celebrate America” at the Sandusky State Theatre, Columbus Ave., at 7:20 p.m.  Tickets available at the Box Office, by calling 419-626-1950 or online at sanduskystate.com.
3rd Sat. Island Wine Festival at the Put-In-Bay Winery on Put-In-Bay from 11 – 6 p.m.  Sample more than 400 foreign and domestic wines and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of good food and excellent wine.  Admission is $6 and includes a souvenir wine glass.  Sample tickets are $1 each.  Also a silent auction that benefits the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society.
3rd & 4th Sat. & Sun. 46th Annual Country Harvest of Antiques & Crafts at the Birmingham United Methodist Church, 15018 South St., Birmingham, Saturday from 9 – 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30 – 4 p.m.  There will be 110 vendors with antiques, crafts & attractions!  Adults $5 and children 10 & under free.
7th Wed. Last day to register for the Huron County Veterans Service Office WWII Veterans Luncheon taking place on Wednesday, October 14th at the VFW Post 2743, 140 Milan Ave., Norwalk, from 11 – 2 p.m.  This event is being hosted to celebrate the service of the military members who sacrificed their lives for our freedom during the WWII time period of December 7, 1941 through December 31, 1946.  If you served during this time period and would like to attend this event, please RSVP to William Thorley at 419-667-6287.
10th Sat. Fisher-Titus Medical Center’s Wellness Walks with Amanda Springer, PA, talking about Spine Camp-What You Should Know at Veterans Memorial Lake Park, North Entrance, Shelter 1, Old State Rd., Norwalk, with talk at 8:30 a.m. and walk immediately follows.
10th & 11th Sat. & Sun. Oktoberfest Festival in Downtown Put-In-Bay under the tent in DeRivera Park, corner of Delaware Ave. & Hartford Ave., Saturday from 11 – 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon – 5 p.m.  Many island restaurants serve a large variety of German food.
18th Sun. Breakfast Buffet at the Monroeville Knights of Columbus Hall, Peru Center Rd., from 8 – 12 noon.  Adults $7, children $3 and under 6 free.  Open to the public.
24th Sat. American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of Erie County at James-McBride Arboretum, 1 University Dr., Huron.  Registration & program starts at 8 a.m. and the 5K walk starts at 9 a.m.  Sign up at: MakingStridesWalk.org/eriecounty.
November
5th Thurs. Fisher-Titus Medical Center’s Wellness Walks with Dr. Sara Graham talking about Bringing Palliative Care to Norwalk at the Ernsthausen Community Center, 100 Republic St., Norwalk (use Aquatic Center entrance), at 6 p.m. and walk immediately follows.
8th Sun. Bridal Beginnings at the Huron County Fairgrounds, Expo Building, 940 Fair Rd., Norwalk, from 12:30 – 4 p.m.  Admission $3 per person.  Area vendors on-hand to help with your wedding needs!
14th Sat. Life is Good No Matter What 56.9 Escape Relay from Akron to Milan starting at 3200 W. Market St., Fairlawn, OH at 6 a.m.  A 36-man relay team covering 56.0 miles (distance from Akron to Milan) with each runner covering approximately 1.6 miles.  All runners will be transported to Milan where the 2nd annual Holly Run will be taking place at 11 a.m.  For more information go to www.lifeisgoodnomatterwhat.org.