Monday , 27 February 2017

Community Focus

Please send all future community focus events to community@basbroadcasting.com at least two weeks prior to the event.

FRI FEB 24
Firelands Regional Medical Center American Red Cross Blood Drive. Fri. Feb. 24th, 12:00-5:00pm. All donors will receive a $5.00 Amazon gift card via email. To make your appointment visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767. Located at
South Campus, 1912 Hayes Ave Sandusky.

Firelands Regional Medical Center Counseling & Recovery Services of Huron County is hosting an open house for its Willard branch on Fri. Feb. 24th, 3 – 5 p.m. The open house will take place inside Mercy Willard Hospital.

The Huron Playhouse is seeking to cast 15 members for its 2017 Acting Company. Productions include: The Fantasticks, Next to Normal, 12 Angry Jurors, and Peter and the Starcatcher. Auditions are accepted either through attendance at the annual Southeastern Theatre Conference Spring Professional Auditions or by video submission. The Playhouse accepts video auditions consisting of 16-bars, less than one-minute contemporary monologue (either dramatic or comedic), and a short segment of movement. Submissions are due by Fri. Feb. 24th. Please email your video along with your head-shot and resume to: artisticdirector@huronplayhouse.com.

SAT FEB 25
Firelands Regional Medical Center will be offering a CPR Course Sat. Feb. 25th, 9am – 12pm. This program is designed to prepare people to provide CPR in a safe, timely and effective manner to adults, children and infants. This program is intended for people with no medical training who want to learn more about CPR, AED use and choking. Cost is $10 per person or $15 per couple. Located at Firelands Regional Medical Center’s South Campus. To register call Firelands Regional Medical Center at 419-557-7840.

St. John Lutheran Church in Port Clinton hosts a Spaghetti Dinner, Sat. Feb. 25th, at 4:30-7pm. Dinner and live music, carry out dinner available. $5 for pre-sale, $8 at the door. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Sponsored by Port Clinton High School and DECA. For tickets, call (419) 734-2147.

LIGHT UP AMHERST FUNDRAISER. Sat. Feb. 25th, 8pm (doors open at 7:00 p.m). Comedy night will kick off with Amherst native and funny-guy, Bob Slatt followed up by respectively, local and nationally known comedians, Bill Squire and Tom Foss. Tickets are $30 per person which includes 1 drink ticket, 1 ticket for popcorn, and opportunities to pay to play fun and unique games, a 50/50 drawing, and more! Located at the historic Amherst Cinema in downtown Amherst. For tickets contact Main Street Amherst at 440-984-6709 or online at www.mainstreetamherst.org/tickets.

SUN FEB 26
Sandusky Central Catholic School will host a preschool through grade twelve Open House on Sun. Feb. 26th from 10 am to 1 pm. Stop out and tour our campus, meet with teachers and administrators, and learn more about enrollment and financial aid options. There will be a pancake breakfast fundraiser, as well as a Scholastic Book Fair. If you have any questions, please call 419-626-1892.

The monthly meeting of the Johnson’s Island Civil War Round Table is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 26 at Carmie’s, 2460 S. St. Rte 231 at 3 pm. Dee Bresler will present “Northern Generals’ Wives of the Civil War”. Members and guests may dine following the meeting. All are welcome.

MON FEB 27
Milan Public Library’s Morning Moment – All My Puny Sorrows in Adult Services. Mon. Feb. 27th, 10:00am – 11:00am. This casual book club setting might be just what you need. Join us as we enjoy coffee, muffins, and the love of a good book. Take time for yourself as we read All my Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews. Books are available at the desk. All are welcome.

Milan Public Library presents Streaming Devices & You: Film and TV Options in the Digital Age in Technology. Mon. Feb. 27th, 11:00am – 12:00pm. Intrigued by the world of Rokus, Fire Sticks, and casting, but not sure where to start? We’ll cover the basics about what options are available via streaming devices, and how you can utilize them as part of your viewing routine.

Berlin Public Library presents STEM Spectacular – Circuits in Children’s Services. Mon. Feb. 27th, 3:30pm – 4:30pm. Join us in Berlin for fun and exciting activities focusing on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This month, we’ll be making light-up circuit valentines!

Milan Public Library presents Streaming Devices & You: Film and TV Options in the Digital Age in Technology. Mon. Feb. 27th, 6:00pm – 7:00pm. Intrigued by the world of Rokus, Fire Sticks, and casting, but not sure where to start? We’ll cover the basics about what options are available via streaming devices, and how you can utilize them as part of your viewing routine.

TUES FEB 28
The Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28. For more information, please call the hospital at (419) 660-2117, Ext. 3112.

Berlin Public Library presents Twist & Shout Tuesday in Children’s Services. Tues. Feb. 28th, 10:30am – 11:00am. Swing by Berlin and groove at our interactive dance party for little ones and their caretakers.

WED MARCH 1
WONDERFUL WATERCOLORS, Wed. March. 1, 9:30am-12:30pm. Anyone can create your own watercolor painting by following step by step demonstration by watercolor artist and teacher Clela Neale. $60 for a 4 week session or $15 per class. Register by contacting Clela at 440-371-5637 or clelasart@gmail.com. A supply list will then be provided by the instructor. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Firelands Room, 3910 Perkins

METROPARK HIKERS, Wed. March 1, 10:30-11:30am. Go on a guided walk and enjoy the sights and sounds of your MetroParks!  East Sandusky MetroPark, Eagle Point.

THURS MARCH 2
The Sandusky City Board of Education will meet Thurs. March 2nd at 8am. Meeting called by the President of the Board of Education to hold an executive session discussion on employment and compensation of a public employee.

SAT MARCH 4
Firelands Regional Medical Center will host Boot Camp for New Dads at Firelands Regional Medical Center’s South Campus on Sat. March 4th, 9 a.m. to noon. The workshop offers fathers-to-be a chance to talk with experienced dads and learn how to confidently engage and relax with their future infants. Veteran dads will share tips on how to calm a crying baby, swaddle an infant, change a diaper and more. To register for this group, please call Jonathan Waugh at 419-627-4416 or for further information, visit bootcampfornewdads.org.

The Sandusky/Firelands Chapter of PFLAG will have a social outing on March 4th at 1 PM. The event will be held at Mr. Smith’s Coffee House. This is an event for casual conversation. All are welcome. PFLAG promotes the health and well being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons, their families, and friends through advocacy, education, and support.

PROJECT FEEDERWATCH, Sat. March 4, 10-11am. Project FeederWatch is a winter-long survey of birds. The data collected helps scientists track movements of winter bird populations. take a short walk back to The Coop and do our very own data collection to submit! Registration required! Limit 10. East Sandusky Bay MetroPark.

Spaghetti Benefit for Project Share. Sat. March 4th, 4:30-7pm. Donation only. Carry-out available. Valet parking available. Located at Grace Lutheran, 203 S. Washington St., Castalia.

SUN MARCH 5
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH, Sun. March 5, 10-11am. Project FeederWatch is a winter-long survey of birds. The data collected helps scientists track movements of winter bird populations. We will take a short walk back to The Coop and do our very own data collection to submit! Registration required! Limit 10. East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Eagle Point.

MON MARCH 6
PARK P.A.L.S. (Pre-Schoolers Actively Learning Science) – THE ALPHABET IN NATURE, Mon. March 6, 10:30-11:30. Let’s learn our ABC’s! Can we find something in nature with each letter of the alphabet? We will read a story, make a craft, and go for a walk (weather dependent). Ages 3-6 with an accompanying adult. Registration required. Limit 15. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

METROPARK HIKERS, Mon. March 6, 5-6pm. Let’s walk the trails and explore your MetroParks! Edison Woods MetroPark in Berlin Heights.

TUES MARCH 7
Help Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Raise Funds to Save Children on IHOP’s National Pancake Day Fundraising Event Tues. March 7th, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with select markets extending event hours until 10 p.m. Help reach the goal of $3.5 million for IHOP’s 12th annual National Pancake Day® fundraising effort benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals! Get more info at 310-376-6600 or at sorlando@willscom.com

GET FIT CLUB – PILOXING, Tue. March 7, 6-7pm. Join instructor Dana Mickens for a high energy workout combining standing Pilates, boxing, and dance! Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, Huron.

WED MARCH 8
WONDERFUL WATERCOLORS, Wed. March. 8, 9:30am-12:30pm. Anyone can create your own watercolor painting by following step by step demonstration by watercolor artist and teacher Clela Neale. $60 for a 4 week session or $15 per class. Register by contacting Clela at 440-371-5637 or clelasart@gmail.com. A supply list will then be provided by the instructor. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Firelands Room, Huron.

METROPARK HIKERS, Wed. March 8, 10:30-11:30am. Let’s walk the trails and explore your MetroParks! Edison Woods MetroPark, Berlin Heights.

THURS MARCH 9
The Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce will be teaming up with the Port Clinton High School to host a Job Fair on March 9th. Chamber Employers with open positions will be attendance. Please come dressed professionally and bring multiple copies of your resume. This free event is open to the public from 2:45pm to 4:30pm and will take place in the Port Clinton High School Gymnasium. For more information please Call 419-734-5503.

The Sandusky High School Class of 1941 will meet for lunch, Thurs. March 9, at Berardi’s Restaurant on Perkins Ave. For more information call (419) 627-8673. Listen to WLEC 1450 AM for weather cancellations.

ART IN THE PARK- COASTER CRAFT, Thu. March 9, 6-7pm. Make your own coasters for your home! Feel free to bring 4 of your own 4”x4” picture, otherwise we will provide photos.  Ages 16+. Registration required. Limit 15.  Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room,  Huron.

SAT MARCH 11
ARCHERY CLUB, Sat. March 11, 9-11am. This program is for those who have finished our archery basics program. Ages 7+. Registration required. Limit 10. Osborn MetroPark, Shelter 4, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

ARCHERY BASICS, Sat. March 11, 1-3pm. Come and learn from a certified Archery instructor how to shoot a bow and arrow. This serves as a program for novices or as a refresher course. Ages 7+. Registration required. Limit 10. Osborn MetroPark, Shelter 4, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

ARCHERY BASICS, Sat. March 11, 3:30-5:30pm. Come and learn from a certified Archery instructor how to shoot a bow and arrow. This serves as a program for novices or as a refresher course. Ages 7+. Registration required. Limit 10. Osborn MetroPark, Shelter 4, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

SUN MARCH 12
Saturday Night Fever the Musical will be appearing at the Sandusky State Theatre on Sun. March 12th at 4 PM. Tickets are $30 – $50 plus fees and on sale now! They can be purchased at The Sandusky State Theatre Box Office, or online at sanduskystate.com. To charge tickets by phone call 419.626.1950 or 877.626.1950. The Box Office is open Monday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM. For more information, visit www.cami.com<http://sanduskystate.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=517f63033fb76e58fbfd8d841&id=740736cdc9&e=1c57a57f0f>

FULL MOON NIGHT HIKE, Sun. March 12, 8-10pm. Come and walk the trails of Edison Woods MetroPark under the light of a Full Moon and see what wildlife we might find. Edison Woods MetroPark, Berlin Heights.

MON MARCH 13
METROPARK HIKERS, Mon. March 13, 5-6pm. Spring is approaching! Come celebrate with a walk in a park. East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Wyandot Meadows, Huron.

TUES MARCH 14
GET FIT CLUB – PILOXING, Tue. March 14, 6-7pm. Join instructor Dana Mickens for a high energy workout combining standing Pilates, boxing, and dance! Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, Huron.

WED MARCH 15
WONDERFUL WATERCOLORS, Wed. March. 15, 9:30am-12:30pm. Anyone can create your own watercolor painting by following step by step demonstration by watercolor artist and teacher Clela Neale. $60 for a 4 week session or $15 per class. Register by contacting Clela at 440-371-5637 or clelasart@gmail.com. A supply list will then be provided by the instructor. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Firelands Room, Huron.

The Sandusky High School Class of 1941 will meet for breakfast, Wed. March 15 at 9AM, at Berardi’s Restaurant on Perkins Ave. For more information call (419) 627-8673. Listen to WLEC 1450 AM for weather cancellations.

METROPARK HIKERS, Wed. March 15, 10:30-11:30am. Spring is approaching! Come celebrate with a walk in a park. East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Wyandot Meadows, Huron.

SAT MARCH 18
All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner Sat. March 18th, 5–8pm. Benefit Edison Chargers High School Bowling Teams. Located at Norwalk Masonic Temple. Cost: $10 per person

MON MARCH 20
METROPARK HIKERS, Mon. March 20, 5-6pm. Take a walk through the woods and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature! Hoffman Forest MetroPark, Berlin Heights.

TUES MARCH 21
GET FIT CLUB – PILOXING, Tue. March 21, 6-7pm. Join instructor Dana Mickens for a high energy workout combining standing Pilates, boxing, and dance! Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, Huron.

WED MARCH 22
WONDERFUL WATERCOLORS, Wed. March. 22, 9:30am-12:30pm. Anyone can create your own watercolor painting by following step by step demonstration by watercolor artist and teacher Clela Neale. $60 for a 4 week session or $15 per class. Register by contacting Clela at 440-371-5637 or clelasart@gmail.com. A supply list will then be provided by the instructor. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Huron.

METROPARK HIKERS, Wed. March 22, 10:30-11:30am. Take a walk through the woods and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature! Hoffman Forest MetroPark, Berlin Heights.

THURS MARCH 23
ADVENTURE TOTS, Thu. March 23, 1-1:30pm. Let’s go on an adventure! Kids will explore a nature trail with a naturalist and discover plants, animals, and all things nature! In case of cold or bad weather we will stay inside and play! Ages 0-6 with an accompanying adult. Registration required. Limit 10. East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, The Enchanted Cottage, Sandusky.

Bellevue’s 4th Annual POWER OF THE PURSE presents an evening of fun, food, and fashion. Thurs. March 23rd, 5-8pm. Featuring designer purse silent auctions, raffles, side boards, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. All proceeds benefiting towards the community. $20 tickets at the advanced sale; $30 tickets at the door. Located at the Bellevue VFW. Tickets available at The Medicine Shoppe, Bellevue Beverage Center, and Twin Lakes. For ticket sales or questions call/text (419) 217-4308 or (419) 217-7123.

BOOMERS ARCHERY, Thu. March 23, 6-8pm. Time to dust off those skills you learned as a kid or learn a new skill while having fun! This class is for beginners and experienced archers. Ages 50+. Registration required. Limit 10. Osborn MetroPark, Shelter 4, Huron.

SAT MARCH 25
BIKE MAINTENANCE, Sat. March 25, 9-11am. Come and learn the simple things you can do to keep your bike on the road. This is the perfect class for novices! We will cover flat tires and simple on the road repairs to get you home. Ages 10+. Registration required. Limit 20. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, Huron.

CLASSROOM KAYAKING, Sat. March 25, 1-3pm. So you want to learn how to kayak, but you don’t want to look foolish on the water or struggle in front of strangers? Good news! This class is taught in a dry classroom with no water! You will gain experience with paddling gear, strokes, and rescues with the aid of our kayak simulator. Ages 12+. Registration required. Limit 20. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Huron.

MON MARCH 27
PARK P.A.L.S. (Pre-Schoolers Actively Learning Science) – TURKEY VULTURES! Mon. March 27, 10:30-11:30am. Let’s learn about Turkey Vultures! What is the difference between a vulture and a buzzard? What do they eat? We will 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, Huron.

METROPARK HIKERS, Mon. March 27, 5-6pm. Spring is approaching! Come celebrate with a walk in a park. The Coupling MetroPark, Milan.

TUES MARCH 28
GET FIT CLUB – PILOXING, Tue. March 28, 6-7pm. Join instructor Dana Mickens for a high energy workout combining standing Pilates, boxing, and dance! Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, Huron.

FIRELANDS AUDUBON SOCIETY – THE BIRDS OF HONDURAS, Tue. March 28, 7-9pm. Mary Warren will present highlights from the 2015 FAS trip to Honduras. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Firelands Room, Huron.

WED MARCH 29
WONDERFUL WATERCOLORS, Wed. March. 29, 9:30am-12:30pm. Anyone can create your own watercolor painting by following step by step demonstration by watercolor artist and teacher Clela Neale. $60 for a 4 week session or $15 per class. Register by contacting Clela at 440-371-5637 or clelasart@gmail.com. A supply list will then be provided by the instructor. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Firelands Room, Huron.

METROPARK HIKERS, Wed. March 29, 10:30-11:30am. Spring is approaching! Come celebrate with a walk in a park. The Coupling MetroPark, Milan.

FRI MARCH 31
ENCHANTED STORY TIME, Fri. March 31, 10:30-11:30am. Come enjoy an interactive story time at The Cottage with puppets, finger plays and more! A fun activity will accompany each story. All ages with accompanying adult. Registration required. Limit 15. East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, The Enchanted Cottage, Sandusky.

The Volunteer Center of Erie County presents the 4th Annual Purse Auction. Fri. March 31. 5:30 p.m. Doors Open, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Buffet Dinner, 6:00 p.m. Festivities & Raffles Begin.
$20.00 Presale Ticket Price (5 Free Raffle Tickets)
$25.00 at Door Price (5 Free Raffle Tickets)
$250.00 Reserved Table for 10 (10 Raffle Tickets/Person)
Cash Bar ~ Vendor Tables
PURSE DRAWINGS 50/50 SILENT AUCTION BUFFET MUCH MORE!!!
Proceeds help fund the programs and projects of The Volunteer Center of Erie County!
Order tickets online: thevolunteercenter.com or at The Volunteer Center of Erie County. Auction located at The American Legion, lower level. Call 419-627-0074

FROGGY FRIDAY, Fri. March 31, 7-9pm. Be prepared to get wet and muddy as we go in search of salamanders and frogs! Wear clothes and shoes that can get wet! Nets will be provided. Registration required. Limit 15. Edison Woods MetroPark, Berlin Heights.

SAT APRIL 1
5K Run/Walk 17′, Sat. April 1. Downtown Sandusky Coarse, Fire-station start at 600 W. Market St. Registration at 8AM, Race at 9AM. Pre-registration $20 postmarked by March 10. $25 race day registration. T-shirts for the first 100 people to pre-register. Registration forms at HSEC, FB, and online. Well behaved dogs are welcome (short leashes only). Proceeds benefit the HSEC “Preventative Medications” Fund.

FRI APRIL 7
The Texas Tenors will be appearing on stage at the Sandusky State Theatre on Friday, April 7th at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $30 – $60 and are on sale now! They can be purchased & printed online at sanduskystate.com, by calling 419-626-1950 or 877-626-1950 or by visiting the Box Office at 107 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH Mon. – Fri. 10 AM – 5 PM.

WED APRIL 12
The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation are hosting a FREE Teen Summer Job Fair on Wednesday April 12th, 2017. It will be held at Oak Harbor High School and will run from 1:15pm-4:15pm. There is no cost to employers to participate, but all employers must register. If your company would like to reserve a table, please call 419-898-0479 or emailchamber@oakharborohio.net.

FRI APRIL 21
Experience the greatest music of the 60s, 70s and 80s with Decades Rewind. Fri. April 21st, 7:30 PM. A brand new theatrical concert extravaganza featuring a live 14-piece band performing medleys of hit songs spanning 30 years at the Sandusky State Theatre. Tickets are $43 & $38 and are on sale now! They can be purchased and printed online at sanduskystate.com, by calling 419-626-1950 or 877-626-1950 or by visiting the Box Office Mon. – Fri. 10 AM – 5 PM. Visit www.decadesrewind.com<http://sanduskystate.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=517f63033fb76e58fbfd8d841&id=169823effe&e=1c57a57f0f>

TUES APRIL 25
Join the Sandusky Alzheimer’s Support Group Meetings Tues. April 25, 7pm. Today’s meeting: Nutrition Tips for the Person with Dementia with Ellen Hohler, RD. Located at the Firelands Regional Medical Center in the South Campus.

TUES MAY 23
Join the Sandusky Alzheimer’s Support Group Meetings Tues. May 23, 7pm. Today’s meeting: Adult Day Care with speaker Karol Spicer, RN and Vicky Laney. Located at the Firelands Regional Medical Center in the South Campus.

SAT JUNE 3
Spring City-Wide Garage Sale. Sat. June 3rd. It’s not too early to think about turning unused items into cash! The Huron City-Wide Garage Sale I at the Huron Boat Basin. Limited spaces; first-come, first-serve. More information.<http://www.huronoh.org/emailmarketer/link.php?M=741&N=423&L=78&F=H>

TUES JUNE 27
Join the Sandusky Alzheimer’s Support Group Meetings Tues. June 27, 7pm. Today’s meeting: Into the Other Lane-Driving and Dementia with a DVD. Located at the Firelands Regional Medical Center in the South Campus.

NON-DATED EVENTS

WINTER YOGA @ SHAWNEE Tuesday evenings, 6-7pm. Current session runs through March 7th (call 419-433-8487 to join the current session). Session II runs through May 9, 2017. Registration information. <http://www.huronoh.org/emailmarketer/link.php?M=741&N=423&L=77&F=H>

Berlin Library presents Teen Trivia Tuesday’s in Teen Services. 3–4pm. 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!

WALKING @ WOODLANDS – FREE PROGRAM! Monday – Thursday on School Days, 6-7:30pm. Learn more. <http://www.huronoh.org/emailmarketer/link.php?M=741&N=423&L=77&F=H>

 

Berlin Public Library Story Time, Thursdays, in Children’s Services, 10:30am–11:30am. Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and SMART Board activities.

Milan Library presents Story Time in Children Services, Fridays, 10:30am–11:30am. Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and SMART Board activities.

 

The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Beginning in February, the Inn will “roll back” rates on its original nine rooms to their 1987 price of just $75. All Inn rooms booked weeknights (excluding holidays) will be priced at $75. Every month, throughout 2017, the Inn will feature a different special “30” promotion, celebrating the Inn’s three decades in business, including:
*   March – Guests staying three nights receive 30% off of their lodging.
*   April – Visitors are encouraged to bring three friends and enjoy 30% off of their stay in Redbud or Hickory Hollow cabin, for the perfect girlfriends getaway
*   May – There’s no better Mother’s Day gift than a gift certificate to the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, thus every $100 gift card sold comes with a bonus $30 gift card.
*   June – Visitors staying any Wednesday enjoy $30 off of their lodging.
*   July – Travelers staying on any date with the number “3” in it receive 30% off their lodging.
*   August – Anyone who has stayed at the Inn before receives 30% off of a one-night stay, Sunday to Thursday.
*   September – Guests who purchase two hours of weekday spa services enjoy 30% off of their services.
*   October – Guests can add an extra 30-minute massage to any spa treatment for only $30.
*   November – The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls is offering 30% off of any Gathering Place rental fee.
*   December – Every item in the Inn’s gift shop is 30% off

Firelands 55+ Club on the first Wednesday of every month for Morning Coffee from 8 to 10 a.m. starting Wednesday, February 1. Morning Coffee will be held at Firelands Regional Medical Center’s South Campus, Community Resource Room.
The following screenings will be available: Free Blood Pressure Screening, Free Blood Sugar Screening, Total Lipid Profile for $17.00 (12-Hour Fast)
No appointments are necessary for the health screenings. For more information, please call 419-557-7722.

 

Expectant parents can prepare for birth and care of their newborns during this informative childbirth education class at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Saturdays, Feb. 25 through March 11, 9-11:30a.m. The class covers topics such as: signs and stages of labor, breastfeeding vs. bottle feeding, car seat safety and basic newborn care. Located at the hospital. Pre-payment is required. For more info and to register, call Fisher-Titus Medical Center at (419) 660-2646.

The Sandusky Area Stroke Club is a support group founded to help stroke survivors and their families cope with life after stroke. Also welcome are those dealing with head injuries. We generally meet at 6:30pm on the 1st Tuesday of each month in the Community Room main floor of Firelands Regional Medical Center South Campus in Sandusky. For more information, please call Sue DuBray at 419-433-3054.

Down Syndrome of Sandusky Children’s Play and Support Group Meeting.  Please join us the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6pm to 8pm at the Sandusky Library in the Program Room.  Children, parents and grandparents of all ages are welcome.  Juice boxes and toys will be provided.  Contact:  DSOSgroup@gmail.com if any questions.

Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. through April 12, FREE tax help (federal, state, and local) for taxpayers with low- and middle-incomes, with special attention to those age 60 and older, will be offered again at the Library by AARP volunteers through the AARP Foundation, in conjunction with the IRS. Bring your Social Security card and your 2015 return. Time slots are given on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to 20 slots. You may sign up for a time slot 30 minutes prior to the start of the free tax-aide, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Terrace Level lobby, and no later than 12:30 p.m. All tax returns are e-Filed (electronic filing). No business, clergy, or rental property returns are done.

Fisher-Titus Medical Center, in conjunction with Norwalk Park & Rec and Huron County Public Health is sponsoring a Couch to 5K program. This free, 9-week training plan will help participants prepare for their first 5K run/walk, or get them back into racing. Meetings will take place at predetermined locations once a week on Tuesday evenings from 6-7 p.m., Feb. 21-April 18. Incentives will be provided and will depend on participation rates and completion of the Earth Week 5K Run/Walk on April 22, 2017. There is a registration fee to participate in the Earth Week 5K. Registration forms available on www.norwalkrec.com. For more information, contact Niki Cross at 419-663-6775, ext. 1026 or ncross@norwalkrec.com.

Firelands Regional Medical Center will be offering a four-week Childbirth Preparation class on the following dates: Wednesday, March 1, 8, 15 & 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Childbirth Preparation classes are held at Firelands Regional Medical Center, South Campus. $35 per couple. Anyone interested will not be refused for this course due to inability to pay. To register, call Firelands Regional Medical Center at 419-557-7840.

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS will be hosting a blood drive in the Sandusky area for Red Cross Month . Help save a save a life by donating blood any day from March 1 to March 15.  To sign up, contact the American Red Cross in Cleveland at  (216) 361-7523 or visit:\.

A few dates and times times for the blood drive are listed as:

*Castalia 3/6/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 203 South Washington St.

*Huron 3/9/2017: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., St Peter Catholic Church, 430 Main St.

*Sandusky 3/2/2017: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., The Chapel North Campus, 4444 Galloway Rd; 3/13/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

*Sandusky Central Catholic School, 410 West Jefferson St. and 3/13/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Church Of The Nazarene, 1617 Milan Rd.

Tickets are on sale now for the Serving Our Seniors Reverse Raffle, Saturday March 4 at the Sandusky American Legion, 3615 Hayes Ave., Sandusky at 5pm.  Every ticket wins a prize and includes dinner, a drink ticket, a swag bag and a shot at the $2500 grand prize. Tickets are $50 at the Serving Our Seniors office, or visit servingourseniors.org.

I SPY IN THE METROPARKS, Jan. 1-Oct. 31. Here is a challenge for kids! There are 7 required “I Spys” throughout the MetroParks. Pick up your task list at the Frost Center at Osborn MetroPark or find it at eriemetroparks.org. Then, take a picture next to each task! Once you have completed the task list, bring your photos into the Frost Center to pick up your prize bag!

THE LORAIN COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION is preparing for their upcoming Beginning Beekeepers Class for 2017. March 341017 and 24. The class will provide info on what it takes to be a beekeeper, what equipment & supplies are needed, bee health, and etc. Registration beings at 6:30pm, class begins at 7-9pm. Cost is $50 and includes a one year membership to LCBA with a monthly newsletter. Located at First Church of Christ in Oberlin. More info can be found at www.loraincountybeekeepers.org.

Ohio’s Hocking Hills hosts a maple syrup celebration March 11-13 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Naturalist’s Cabin behind the Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center. Naturalists and costumed interpreters transport guests from the very oldest sugaring techniques to the contemporary methods used today to distill maple syrup. Visitors will get to see and taste how local maple sap is collected and boiled down to create syrup. Visitors are encouraged to explore the many trails and adventures the region offers. Detailed information is available atwww.ExploreHockingHills.com<http://www.ExploreHockingHills.com>.

The Rossford High School Drama Club under will present the Northwest Ohio PREMIERE of the 2009 rock musical, “ROCK OF AGES”, March 16th-19th. Thursday through Saturday performances will be held at 7:30pm and a 2pm Sunday matinee. The Saturday, March 18th performance will also be the RHS Drama Alumni Night Reunion. RHS Drama Alumni will receive a discounted ticket rate for that evening. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students. It is strongly suggested to make reservations in advance. Advance reservations will begin on Wednesday, February 22nd and run Mondays and Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm in the high school office. For further inquiries, please contact rhsdrama@gmail.com. Located at Rossford High School.

The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 6th Annual Vermilion Chocolate and Wine Walk. Sat. April 29th. 11am-5pm. As shoppers stroll through the beautiful downtown area they can stop and see what your business offers, all the while collecting delicious treats along the way.  Even though your business may not be in the downtown area you can still participate by setting up a table in Tiffany’s Flowers at the Old Town Hall.  Vermilion Chamber members are free; non-members will be $25 per business (space is limited). Please call the Vermilion Chamber office at (440) 967-4477, fax (440) 794-6692, or email vermilionchamber1@gmail.com by April 13, 2017.

FIRELANDS AUDUBON SOCIETY STUDENT ART CONTEST. This competition is open to all students in grades K-12 in Erie and Huron counties. Deadline is Friday April 14th.  Entry forms and contest rules can be found at www.firelandsaudubonsociety.org.

The notorious Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, OH has just announced dates for its Ghost Hunts and Ghost Walks. The reformatory also offers an overnight experience for those highly interested in the paranormal experience. Admission is $70 per person and all proceeds go to the restoration and preservation of this historical structure. To book a Ghost Hunt or Ghost Walk, visit ohiostatereformatory.org<http://www.ohiostatereformatory.org/> or by calling (419) 522-2644. Ghost Hunts are scheduled as: April 14,22; May 6,20; June 3,17,24,30; July 8,21,29; August 12,19; September 2. Ghost Walks are scheduled as: April 21,28; May 5; June 9,23; July 7,28; August 11; September 1.

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