Friday , 28 April 2017

Community Focus

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


ENCHANTED STORY TIME, Fri. April 28, 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, Huron.

WILDFLOWER STROLL, Fri. April 28, 6-7pm. Spring is in the air! Let’s get out and enjoy nature as it wakes up from a long winter nap! Edison Woods MetroPark, Berlin Heights.

Join the Sandusky Police Department for “Shakes, Smoothies, and Coffee with a Cop.” 10am-12pm. 125 West Market Street, Sandusky. Ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know your local law enforcement.

The First Congregational Church of Christ will hold a spaghetti dinner. 5-7pm. Tickets purchased before the event are $9 for adults and $6 for children, tickets purchased at the door are 50 cents more. A 50/50 drawing and a “bucket auction” will be held at this event. Call 419-625-8105 for more information. 431 Columbus Avenue in Sandusky.

6th Annual Chocolate and Wine Walk Saturday April 29, 11am—5pm. Call the Vermilion Chamber office at (440) 967-4477, fax (440) 794-6692, or email by April 13, 2017. Let us know at that time if you will need a table at Tiffany’s Flowers at Old Town Hall.

TRAIN RIDES! Sat. April 29, 1-3pm. 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, Sandusky.

Tiffin Columbian Athletic Boosters will host a reverse raffle at Camden Falls. Starts art 7pm. Tickets are $75. Prizes are $3000, $1000, $500, and a 43 inch TV. Call 419-448-5224 for more information.

The 2017 Aids walk will take place in Toledo, OH. You can participate in the 5K run, 5K walk, 1-mile stroll or a 20 mile bike ride. This year’s tri-city walk/run/ride is among the largest HIV/AIDS awareness event in Ohio. Aids  Walk Ohio helps raise funds and awareness to support HIV/AIDS medical care and treatment, HIV prevention, and a variety of other services like primary care, and behavioral health counseling. Located Ottawa park. To register, or for more information, visit

The Port Clinton Kiwanis Club is hosting the “Starry Night Live and Silent Auction.” Located at the Port Clinton Yacht Club. All proceeds will benefit the STARR Project, this includes bringing educational programs to high school students throughout the country. Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are $20. For more information, call Diane Belden at 419-967-0650.

The 6th annual Chocolate and Wine Walk will be from 11am-5pm. Only 400 tickets are available. Vermilion Chamber members are free, non-members are $25 per person. Call 440-967-4477 for more information.

The First Congregational Church of Christ will hold a free community breakfast. 9-11am. 431 Columbus Avenue. Served at the lower level of the church. All are welcome.

The 12th annual Home Run for the Homeless will be on April 29th. Help raise awareness for homelessness in Lorain County by participating in a 5K or 1 mile family walk. Located at the Sprenger Stadium.  Register at Located at 2009 Baseball Blvd., Avon OH.

EARTH DAY EXTRAVAGANZA! Sun. April 30, 11-4pm. In honor of Earth Day, Erie County Solid Waste Management District, Erie MetroParks, Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District, Erie County Health Department, and Old Woman Creek, etc. are sponsoring an Earth Day Extravaganza, including local government, non-profit and community organizations’ informative displays and more! Ongoing activities include: Recycled Art Contest, Rain Barrel Clinic, Archery, Bee Keeping Demos, Green Shopping, Children’s Play Area and Food Vendors. Osborn MetroPark, Huron.

Learn how to get the most out of RootsMagic Genealogy and Family History Software at a special workshop. Located at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museum. 12-5pm. You must register. Please call 419-332-2081 for more information.


Free health screenings and morning coffee will be hosted by Firelands Regional Medical Center. 8-10am. Free blood pressure screenings, blood sugar screenings, and a total lipid profile ($12) will be available. Call 419-557-7722 for more information.

The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce and the Vermilion Ministerial Association will host a prayer breakfast from 7:45-9am. The cost is $7. This event aims to bring citizens together for fellowship and there will be a guest speaker. Please RSVP to the Vermilion Chamber or get more information at 440-967-4477.

The Firelands Regional Medical Center will provide “Baby and Me” classes for non-walkers from 9-10:30am. Learn fundamental communication with your young child with professional guidance. There is no cost to take this class but space is limited. Call 419-557-7076 to pre-register.

Trillium Trek will be 6-7pm. Learn about Ohio’s state wildflower, the trillium. Located at Back to the Wild, 4504 Bardshar Road in Castalia.

Community Prayer Breakfast in Vermilion. 7:45-9am. Tickets are available at the Vermilion Chamber and local Vermilion churches. The cost is $7. RSVP at 440-967-4477. German’s Villa, 3330 Liberty Avenue.

May the 4th be with you. The Milan Public Library will celebrate Star Wars Day with the showing of “The Force Awakens.” 4-7pm. All ages are welcome.


Sandusky residents can participate in a free yard waste drop-off at Barnes Nursery. 8am-5pm. Must provide proof of residency. 1630 Camp Road, Huron. Call 419-627-5893 for more information.

The Oak Harbor Chamber Foundation will hold a reverse raffle for the fireworks show in Downtown Oak Harbor. Held at the Community Market VFW Memmorial Hall on Main St. Tickets are $50, which includes a chance to win a top prize of $2500. Meal tickets are $10. Other prizes and raffles will be held. Must be 21 to attend. RSVP’s for the dinner are due April 28.

Firelands Regional Medical Center will hold “Boot Camp for New Dads.” 9am-12pm. This event is for soon-to-be fathers. Learn tips from experienced fathers and how to calm an infant. Call 419-627-4416 to register or for more information.

The first annual Ability Works Bowling Tournament will be held at Start Lanes. 1-4pm. $25 per person, includes 3 games, pizza, and soda. Sponsor a lane for $100 to have your name or business displayed on a bowling lane. Call Kristy Ferback at 419-656-1492 or Shelley Miller at 419-370-8521 or Cathy Lizzi at 419-626-2413 for more information. 2097 Cleveland Road in Sandusky.

The Sandusky/Firelands chapter of PFLAG will hold a social outing at 6pm. The group will meet for dinner at Casa Real. All are welcome. 3307 Milan Road in Sandusky.

The Sandusky/Ottawa Master Gardeners will hold a plant sale. Located at the Sandusky County Fairgrounds. 9am-1pm. Call 419-334-6990 for more information.


Sandusky residents can participate in a free yard waste drop-off at Barnes Nursery. 10am-4pm. Must provide proof of residency. 1630 Camp Road, Huron. Call 419-627-5893 for more information.

The Strides for Leadership fun walk and 5K will be promoting health and wellness in Lorain County. Online registration closes May 5 at 9am. Mail-in entries are due by May 3. Pre-registration cost is $25 for adults and $15 for children 17 and under. Race day registration cost is $30 for adults and $20 for children 17 and under. The race starts at 9am and race day registration is at 8am. Located at 2425 W. 11 St. Suite #2, Cleveland, OH. Call 216-623-9933 for more information.

Erie MetroParks will hold Birding by Kayaking. 8-10am. Go birding and kayak East Sandusky Bay. Registration is required. Limited to 11. No flip flops. Ages 16 and over. 3819 Cleveland Road, Sandusky.


The Maritime Museum of Sandusky will continue its historical program series with “Titanic and the Great Lakes.” 1pm in the museum’s auditorium. This program commemorates the loss of the Titanic. $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and children, and free to museum members.

The Milan Public Library will hold “Block Headz! Lego Club” in Children Services. 3:30-4:30pm. This program is for children of all ages. The theme will be Star Wars.


Firelands Regional Medical Center hold Pediatric Orthopedic clinics. 1:30-6pm. You can schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-377-3117. 1912 Hayes Avenue in Sandusky.

Firelands will also host “Happiest Baby on the Block” parenting class from 6-8pm. These techniques are based on world-renowned pediatrician, Dr. Harvey Karp.

The Fremont Area Women’s Connection May Luncheon will be from 11am-12:30pm. Anjulina’s Carering, 2270 West Hayes Avenue in Fremont. Cost is $12.Lisa Haley will be the guest speaker


Enjoy a full moon kayak float. 9-11pm. Paddle on the Huron River under a full moon. Ages 12 and older. Limited to 11. No flip flops.11618 SR 13, Milan. Meet at the canoe equipment shed.

Firelands Regional Medical Center will hold a pediatric cardiology clinic. Schedule an appointment by calling 419-557-7840. Staffed by a board certified physician.


The Berlin Public Library will host an after school showing of the animated film, “Sing!” for Children’s Services. 3-5pm. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

The Milan Public Library will host finger painting in Teen Services from 6-7pm. Registration is required. Materials will be provided. Ages 14-18.


Mother’s Day Make-and-Take craft will be held at the Milan Public Library for Children’s Services. Design and hand paint a tote bag. 3-4pm.

Castalia Congregational U.C.C. will hold a Rummage Sale. 9am-6pm. Baked goods, plants, clothing, household items, and Holiday items. 205 Main Street, Castalia, OH.


The Listening Room will present, “the great American romantic,” Edwin McCain at the Sandusky State Theatre. Tickets range from $30-$50 and are on sale now. Purchase tickets online at or call 419-626-1950 or 877-626-1950 for more information. The show starts at 8pm.

Bike Blessing and Ride. Start time is 10:30am. Join Crossroads Community Church for a non-denominational motorcycle gathering. This event is free and open to all riders and motorcycles. Bike safety will be promoted as well. Door prizes and 2 grand prizes. Call 419-750-0120 for more information. 414 Gibs Road, Norwalk, OH.

Castalia Congregational U.C.C. will hold a Rummage Sale. 9am-12pm. Baked goods, plants, clothing, household items, and Holiday items. 205 Main Street, Castalia.


Milan Public Library will hold STEM Spectacular in Children’s Services. Participate in activities focusing on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. 3:30-4:30pm.


“Kids in the Kitchen” will be hosted by the Milan Public Library in Children’s Services. In celebration of World Baking Day, the library will hold a cooking program for kids. Registration is required. 3-4pm.


Get in the Game with Children’s Services. The Berlin Public Library will provide group games that are fun for all ages. 3:30-4:30pm.

Introduction to Bullet Journaling will be held in Teen Services by the Milan Public Library. Learn of the basics of journaling and organization skills. 6-7pm.


Erie Metro Steamers will offer train rides through Erie MetroPark. 1-3pm. Enjoy miniature steam-powered engines that will pull passengers through the park. Rides are weather dependent. 3819 Cleveland Road in Sandusky.

Tap into craft beer with Fat Head’s. Discussion of the craft beer industry will take place from 12-1pm at the Milan Public Library. Must be 21 or older to attend the sampling.

Firelands Young Life Golf Scramble will start at 8:30am. $90 per golfer, $360 for a party of 4, and $25 for non-golfing spouse/guest lunch. The cost is $150 to sponsor a hole and $500 to help sponsor the event. Registration is required.

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.

There will be a free senior health and wellness fair at the Senior Center. 10am-1pm. Purchase of a lunch ticket also gets you another ticket to win various door prizes. Free health screenings are available.

A mother and daughter harp duo will perform at the Music in Parlor at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museum. 4-5pm. Tickets are $12 and seating is limited. Call 419-332-2081, ext. 238 to order your tickets.

Get fit with pilates instructor Debbie Burrow. 6-7pm. Enjoy a workout to help with postural alignment, core strength, and muscle balance. Please bring a yoga mat. 3910 Perkins Avenue in Huron.


There will be a free senior health and wellness fair at the Senior Center. 10am-1pm. Purchase of a lunch ticket also gets you another ticket to win various door prizes. Free health screenings are available.


The Berlin Public Library will hold Perler Palooza from 3-4:30pm. Participate in Perler beading to create magnets or key chains. Materials will be provided. Ages 12-18.

All veterans are invited to participate in the Tiffin Memorial Day Parade from 9-10am. The parade will start at St. Joseph Church. Please call Jody O’Millian at 567-208-8247 or Denny Burkin at 419-448-1706 for more information. You can also visit for additional information.


The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Milan Public Library. Donate blood between 11am-3pm. Call 1-800-589-2286 for more information.


The Firelands Regional Medical Center will provide “Baby and Me” classes for walkers from 9-10:30am. Learn fundamental communication with your young child with professional guidance. There is no cost to take this class but space is limited. Call 419-557-7076 to pre-register.

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.<>

The Boppin’ on the Basin Concert Season with Eddie & The Edsels will start at 7:30pm at the Huron Boat Basin Amphitheater


Experience nature through hands-on activities, live animal presentations, and more during GroveFest: Nature at the Grove. 10am-2om. Wagon rides are $3 for adults, $1 for children aged 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. Call 419-332-2081 for more information. Located at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums.

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.


WoollyBear Sunday will be in Downtown Vermilion. Visit for more information.


The City of Sandusky’s Recreation Department will host a free and weekly fitness program known as Pier Pressure. Pier Pressure will meet every Saturday from May to September at the Schade-Mylander Plaza. Open to all ages. The program will start on May 6. Waivers must be signed before each workout.

*1st Saturdays: Tim Dorsey Fitness

*2nd Saturdays: Sandusky Area YMCA

3rd Saturdays: NexXt Level Fit Academy.

4th Saturdays: CrossFit Sandusky.

5th Saturdays: Health and Strength Gym.

Call 419-627-5833 for more information.

Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for summer employment. Visit >< for potential employment. Job listings are posted daily. Call 419-734-5503 for more information.

Dave Spridgeon, a partner in the “Bourbon Affair of Findlay,” has announced plans for a Bourbon Bar in Downtown Tiffin. The bar will be named “The Renaissance Refined Spirits” and will have a Roaring Twenties theme, along with a wide variety of whisky, wine, and bourbon. The bar will open toward the end of the year.

The Sandusky Library will hold English as a Second Language (ESL) classes from 6-8pm. This event is for international citizens and visitors who want the practice their English speaking skills. There is no charge for this event and walk-ins are welcome.

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

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 Erie County Board of Elections absentee/in-person early voting days and hours are:

*April 29: 8am-4pm.

*April 30: 1pm-5pm.

*May 1: 8am-5pm.

Call 419-627-7601 for more information.

From April 11 to May 16, the Firelands Regional Medical Center will host “Freedom from Smoking” classes from 6-7:30pm. This is a 7-week program and there is no charge to take this class. To register for the 7-week class, please call 419-557-7840.

The Erie County Children Services is hosting events throughout the month of April which is Child Abuse and Prevention Month.  The Erie County Children Services encourages you to bring your lunch and learn about becoming a foster parent. FAQ and information sharing sessions from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

*April 26: Berlin Heights Public Library.

Firelands Regional Medical Center offers a Weight Management Program. This program will be held every Tuesday from May 16 to June 20. 8-9am at the Cancer Center meeting room. $30 for the general public and $20 for Firelands employees. Registration is required by calling 419-557-7140.

The Tiffin Columbian football and basketball programs will be hosting a mulch sail. The last day to order mulch will be April 20 and will delivered May 13. Each bag costs $3.75 and is 2 cubic feet. 13 bags equals 1 yard of mulch. Delivery is free of charge. Contact coach Lutz at or coach Kinn at for more details.

Bellevue Society for the Arts presents “Company.” May 5, 6, 12, and 13 at 7:30pm. May 7 at 2:30pm. Reservations are required and are available by calling 419-484-2787. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for senior citizens and students. 205 Maple Street in Bellevue.

Help support Police Week and Memorial Day. The Fraternal Order of Police Associates #35 will be putting up Blue Bows to honor law enforcement. Put up a Blue Bow or a Blue Porch Light to support Police Week from May 14-21. Call 410-271-2325 for more information.

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:
*   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, and a 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.

Firelands will offer childbirth education classes on April 19 and 26 from 6-8:30pm.  Preparation classes are held at Firelands Regional Medical Center, South Campus, 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky. The cost for the class is $35 per couple. It is recommended that this course be taken during the last trimester of pregnancy. Call 419-557-7840 for more information.

Firelands Regional Medical Center will be offering a six-week program focused on weight management through lifestyle change. Held on Tuesdays, March 21 through April 25 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Cancer Center Meeting Room of the University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center at Firelands Regional Medical Center. The program is supported by the Sandusky YMCA and is led by Luis Perez. $30 for the general public, $20 for Firelands Regional Medical Center employees, and includes needed materials. Space is limited. Registration is required by calling 419-557-7410.

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. Meetings 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: if any questions.

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 For more information, contact Niki Cross at 419-663-6775, ext. 1026 or

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 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!

Firelands Regional Medical Center will host “Baby & Me” classes on April 26.  These classes provide opportunity to engage your baby while having experienced developmental therapists coach you through important aspects of development such as early language development. The classes are divided between walkers and non-walkers.

Walkers: 9-10:30am on April 26

Space is limited so pre-registration is required. Please call 419-557-7076 for more information.

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 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

Sandusky City Schools Kindergarten Registration will take place from April 24 to April 28. Appointments only take 15 minutes. Located at the Board of Education Building. Call 419-626-6940 to schedule an appointment. To register, please bring the following information: Original Birth Certificate, Immunization Records, Parent/Guardian Proof of Residency, Parent/Guardian Photo ID, Custody/Legal Documents, IEP or MFE, Previous School Information.

Edison Kindergarten registration will be May 16-18, appointments can be made as early as April 3. A child must be at least 5 years of age by August 1, 2017 to be eligible for registration. Parents must provide a birth certificate, Social Security card, immunization records, proof of residency if possible, and custody information of their child. Please call 419-499-2471, Ext. 1100 or 1101 for more information.

Parents interested in enrolling their child in Edison Little Chargers Preschool for the 2017-2018 school year may pick up an interest survey beginning May 5. Children mist be 3 years of age on or before August 1, 2017 to be eligible. Completed sheets should be returned to the Edison elementary Office by June 1, 2017. A preschool open house will be on May 5 from 10am-11am and 1pm-2pm. If you have any questions, please call the preschool office at 419-449-3000, Ext. 1109.

The Sandusky Library will offer Tech Tutors on Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 p.m. through April. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced user, a Tech Tutor will help with your questions. One-on-one appointments are also available by calling 419-625-3834.  You can get help with:

*Basic Computer Skills –  Learning to use a mouse and keyboard, computer features, searching the Internet, signing up for and using email.

*Job Search – Searching online for jobs, applying online.

Firelands Regional Medical Center will hold a four-week childbirth preparation class on May 3,10,17, and 24. 6-8:30pm. The classes will be taught by experienced obstetrical nurses. It is recommended to take these courses during the last trimester of pregnancy. $35 per couple. Call 419-557-7840 to register.

Firelands Regional Medical Center will offer free community health screenings. 10-11am. The series will focus on brain health.

*May 4: How a neuropsychologist looks at dementia and what this profession can do to assist in diagnosis and treatment.

*May 11: How a neurologist looks at diagnosing dementia, treatments, and what services are available.

*May 18: Alzheimer’s Disease update.

Call 419-557-7410 to register for 1 or all 3 of these events.

Firelands Regional Medical Center will offer childbirth classes. May 3, 10, 17, and 24. 6-8:30pm. These classes are taught be experienced nurses. This course recommended for the last trimester of pregnancy. $35 per couple.

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<> 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.

Shawnee Elementary School will host a 2-week program from June 12-15 and June 19-22 for children entering kindergarten. Pre-registration is required. Volunteer and counselor forms are also available. Please visit >< for more information.

From June 18-19, The Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure will be stopping in Hedges-Boyer Park in Tiffin, OH. Over 1500 riders will camp in the park and visit local businesses in the area.

CAMP GOOD GRIEF will offer a summer of fun for children who have experienced loss. To register, please visit or submit an application and a $10 fee to Stein Hospice attendant Kathy Failor. Register at an area near you:

*Huron: June 12-16 from 10am-2pm at Osborn Park.

*Port Clinton: July 10-14 from 10am-2pm at Lakeview Park.

*Norwalk: July 24-28 from 10am-2pm at Memorial Lane park.

*Elyria: August 7-11 from 10am-2pm at West Park.

For more information contact Kathy Failor at 419-625-5269 or

“WALK IT OUT” is a series of walking programs being sponsored by the Erie County Health Department. The goal of these programs is to inspire new healthy habits to the Erie County area. Health information will be shared by various health professional before, during, and after the health walks. There will be 16 weekly walks from May 1 to August 28. For more information, contact Jeanie Wertenbach at 419-626-5623 or

2017 Avon Heritage Duck Tape Festival. Sat. June 16-18 at Veterans Memorial Parkway in Avon.

The Ritz-Carlton in Cleveland will hold viewing parties for the rest of the Cavaliers season. There is no cover charge. Reservations are not required. Admission will be offered on a first-come first-served basis. 1515 West Third Street in Cleveland.

The “Quilt National” exhibit brings art quilts to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museum. June 3-October 15. $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for adults, and $3 for children. Call 419-332-2081 for more information.

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