Tuesday , 22 August 2017

Community Focus

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

 

TUES AUG 22

Fisher-Titus Medical Center hosts support programs. Free and open to the general public. The Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22. For more information, please call the hospital at (419) 660-2117, Ext. 3112.

Get Fit Club – Yoga! Tue. Aug. 22, 6-7pm. Join yoga instructor Shannon Thomas from Open Way Yoga for an eclectic class incorporating flow between poses, traditional hatha, and yin style yoga with synchronized breath and movement. This is an all-levels class. Variations will be offered for beginners and advanced students. This class will be held outside. In case of bad weather we will have class in the Erie Room. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center Deck, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

WED AUG 23

Northwest Bank is having a Merchant Services Day on Wed. Aug. 23rd 9am – 3pm at 4455 East Liberty Avenue Vermilion Ohio. Comprehensive payment processing solutions for business. No matter how you define business success, we can help you achieve it. Complete end-to-end payment processing and information solutions. To learn more, stop by our Vermilion office on Wednesday, August 23rd from 9am-3pm.

MetroPark Hikers, Wed. Aug. 23, 10:30-11:30am. Get some fresh air and walk the trails of your MetroParks! There is always something new to learn on this guided walk. Hoffman Forest MetroPark, 5159 Huff Rd, Berlin Heights.

Wild Things – Monarch Butterflies, Wed. Aug. 23, 4-5pm. This month, learn everything about the Monarch Butterfly! We will go on a walk and look for monarch eggs and record special data to help scientists better understand this beautiful creature. Ages 6-12. Registration required. Limit 15 with accompanying adult. East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Enchanted Cottage, 4011 Cleveland Rd, Huron.

THURS AUG 24

Fisher-Titus Medical Center hosts support programs. Free and open to the general public. The Stroke Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24. For more information, please call the hospital at (419) 660-2700.

Boomers Archery, Thu. Aug. 24, 6-8pm. Time to dust off those archery skills you learned as a kid! If you’ve never shot a bow and arrow before that’s ok too! Bill teaches this class for beginners and experienced archers Ages 50+. Registration Required. Limit 10. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center Deck, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

FRI AUG 25

Morning Kayak Paddle, Fri. Aug. 25, 9-11 am. Come to the East Sandusky Bays public launch and explore the Bay with Bill our kayak instructor. No flip flops please. Ages 12+. Registration Required. Limit 12. Those with their own paddle craft welcome. East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Eagle Point, 3819 Cleveland Rd, Sandusky.

Enchanted Story Time! Fri. Aug. 25, 10:30-11:30am. Join Miss. Melissa for an interactive story time! We will read a story, make a craft, and play some games! Registration required. Limit 10. All ages with accompanying adult. East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, The Enchanted Cottage, 4011 Cleveland Rd, Huron.

Fisher-Titus Medical Center hosts American Red Cross Blood Drive from noon-5 p.m., Fri. Aug. 25 in the hospital auditorium, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. In an effort to help get donors through the process of giving blood faster, appointments can be made by going to www.redcrossblood.org. Donors are required to bring a list of medications they are currently taking and an I.D.

SAT AUG 26

Firelands Regional Medical Center offers a CPR Course for Family and Friends which will be held Sat. Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Firelands Regional Medical Center’s South Campus, 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky. This program is intended for people with no medical training who want to learn more about CPR, AED use and choking. $10/person or $15/couple. Class size is limited. To register call 419-557-7840.

Volley For Kids event! Community Youth Mentoring, formerly Big Brothers Big Sisters, is hosting their first annual volleyball tournament. Sat. August 26th, 9am, at Sandusky Bay Pavilion.  We are looking for teams of six members to sign up and play. Cost is $200 for a team of six, with a free t-shirt per player when registered by August 11th. For more information, contact Community Youth Mentoring (419) 626-8694 or email Annette Ferrell, aferrell@mentorforkidssake.com.

The Sandusky Fraternal Order of Eagles on 1235 W Perkins Ave presents “Southern Style” a country/ rock band,  on Saturday August 26th, from 7-11pm. Open to public – no admission. Full kitchen.

International Bat Night, Sat. Aug. 26, 7:30-9pm. Come get a little batty with Cheryl and Melissa! We will learn all about bats that call Ohio home as well as some from around the world. Enjoy some s’mores around a campfire while we wait for the bats to make an appearance. Registration required. Limit 15. Bring your own camp chair or borrow one of ours! Edison Woods MetroPark, 8111 Smokey Rd, Berlin Heights.

SUN AUG 27

St. Paul Lutheran Church’s WELCOME TABLE. Sun. Aug 27, 12-1:30 PM. Free meal, handicap accessible. Open to the public. Located at 2211 Mill St. in Sandusky. Call (419) 625-6800 for more info.

MON AUG 28

Milan Public Library’s Milan’s Morning Moment: Truly Madly Guilty [ Adult Services ] August 28  |  Monday  |  10:00am – 11:00am. Milan’s Morning Moment is geared towards ladies wishing to relax at the beginning of the week with a good book and even better friends. We get together and discuss our monthly selection over coffee and muffins. All are welcome. This month’s pick is Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty. Books are available at the desk – make sure to ask for details.

Park P.A.L.S (Preschoolers Actively Learning Science) – Give a Hoot about Owls! Mon. Aug. 28, 10:30-11:30am. Let’s learn about owls! What do they say? What do they eat? Where do they sleep? Join Miss. Melissa and read a story, make a craft, and go for a walk! Ages 3-6 with an accompanying adult. Registration required. Limit 15. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

Milan Public Library’s Google It: “Keep”ing It Real [ Technology ] August 28  |  Monday  |  11:00am – 12:00pm. Google’s Keep app is far more than just a simple note keeping program. Learn how to use it to complement everything from daily tasks like grocery shopping to much broader projects like budget planning.

Milan Public Library’s Sock Monster Make-&-Take Craft *Registration Required [ Children’s Services ]. August 28  |  Monday  |  1:00pm – 2:00pm. Bring your own socks or use one of ours as we make adorable sock toys to take home. Design your own adorable monster, and make it come to life! This program is designed for children ages 6-12.

Milan Public Library’s Google It: “Keep”ing It Real [ Technology ] August 28  |  Monday  |  6:00pm – 7:00pm. Google’s Keep app is far more than just a simple note keeping program. Learn how to use it to complement everything from daily tasks like grocery shopping to much broader projects like budget planning.

Walk It Out – Summer Wrap Up Event! Mon. Aug. 28, 6:30-7:30pm. Join us for raffle prizes, drinks, snacks and relaxing walk through the meadows to wrap up the summer! Local first responders will also be in attendance. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center Deck, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

TUES AUG 29

Fisher-Titus Medical Center offers breastfeeding class for expectant mothers. Participants will learn tips and techniques for more successful and effective breastfeeding along with the benefits it provides to both mother and baby. Class 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29 at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. Pre-payment required. For more info and to register, call Fisher-Titus Medical Center at (419) 660-2646.

Get Fit Club – Yoga! Tue. Aug. 29, 6-7pm. Join yoga instructor Shannon Thomas from Open Way Yoga for an eclectic class incorporating flow between poses, traditional hatha, and yin style yoga with synchronized breath and movement. This is an all-levels class. Variations will be offered for beginners and advanced students. This class will be held outside. In case of bad weather we will have class in the Erie Room. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center Deck, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

WED AUG 30

MetroPark Hikers, Wed. Aug. 30, 10:30-11:30am. Enjoy a walk in the park with a guide! There is always something fun to learn about your MetroParks! Osborn MetroPark, 3910 Perkins Ave, Frost Center Deck, Huron.

Milan Public Library’s A Day at the (Slinky) Races *Registration Required [ Children’s Services ] August 30  |  Wednesday  |  3:00pm – 4:00pm. Celebrate Slinky Day with us! Bring your favorite slinky or use one of ours, and race it down the main stairs in Milan. Popcorn will be served! Ages 4-14 welcome. Registration required.

Fisher-Titus Medical Center offers Heartsaver CPR training from 4-8 p.m. Wed. Aug. 30 at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. Participants will learn CPR, breathing, resuscitation techniques, and choking response techniques. Pre-payment is required. To register or for more information, call Fisher-Titus at 419-660-2646.

Milan Public Library’s Teen DIY: Morse Code Bracelets [ Teen Services ] August 30  |  Wednesday  |  6:00pm – 7:00pm. Create a bracelet with a secret message that only you or your closest confidant know! Made with a variety of beads of different colors and sizes, this craft can be enjoyed by boys and girls alike. Materials provided. Ages 13-18.

Kayak Fishing, Wed. Aug. 30, 6:30-9pm. Join kayak instructor Bill for a fishing excursion on the Huron River. Bring your fishing gear and your favorite bait, not too much though as we’ll be using kayaks. No flip flops please. A fishing license is required. Ages 12+ Registration required. Limit 12. Those with their own paddle craft are welcome to attend. Coupling MetroPark, 11618 SR 13, Milan.

Sandusky County Park District Mothing. August 30; 9:30-11:00pm. Creek Bend Farm: Wilson Nature Center. Let’s learn more about the pollinators of the night!  Come to the marsh for close-up viewing of these fuzzy-bodied cousins of the butterflies.  Mosquitoes will also be active, please wear long-sleeve shirts and pants.  Please bring a flashlight. ALL PROGRAMS REQUIRE PRE-REGISTRATION AT WWW.LOVEMYPARKS.COM OR 419-334-4495.

THURS AUG 31

Ottawa County Family & Children First Council recognizes NATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY, Thurs. Aug 31st at 1PM. On the lawn of the Ottawa County Courthouse, Council members and public officials unveil the 19 people who lost their lives to the opioid epidemic from Oct. 2015 to Jan 2017. This ceremony is in efforts of the council’s commitment to help “Reduce substance abuse to protect the health, safety, and quality of life for all, especially children”. Open to the public.

Berlin Public Library’s Perler Palooza [ Teen Services ]August 31  |  Thursday  |  3:00pm – 4:00pm. Join us for an afternoon of Perler bead crafting. Use colorful beads to create magnets or keychains in your favorite 8-bit-style shapes. Materials will be provided. Ages 12-18.

Boomers Archery, Thu. Aug. 31, 6-8pm. Time to dust off those archery skills you learned as a kid! If you’ve never shot a bow and arrow before that’s ok too! Bill teaches this class for beginners and experienced archers Ages 50+. Registration Required. Limit 10. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center Deck, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

SAT SEPT 2

Firelands Regional Medical Center is offering a Breastfeeding Basics education class on Sat. Sept. 2, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Held at FRMC’s South Campus, 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky. The class teaches new parents the benefits of breastfeeding and how to successfully breastfeed their baby. Cost is $10. Register online by visiting classes and events at firelands.com or by calling 419-557-7840.

SUN SEPT 3

Rojo presents I’VE CHANGED Stage Play. Sun. Sept. 3, 5pm. Powerful story of four women dealing with their hurts, hang ups, and habits. $25 general admission/ $50 VIP. tickets available at the Rojo Ticket Line: (513) 278-8066. Located at Faith Memorial in Sandusky.

TUES SEPT 5

Firelands Regional Medical Center will be offering the next Happiest Baby on the Block parenting class on Tues. Sept. 5 from 12:30- 2:30 p.m. at FRMC’s South Campus, 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky. Parents will be taught a step-by-step approach to quickly soothe the fussiest baby. Free of charge. Register online by visiting the classes and events at firelands.com or by calling 419-557-7840.

Get Fit Club – Pound! Tue. Sep. 5, 6-7pm. Join Jennifer Hartman, POUND instructor, in this new workout that is sure to get you toned up and rockin’ out! Lightly weighted drumsticks will be provided so you don’t just listen to the music, but become it! Please bring a mat, towel and water. Registration required. Limit 25. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

The Seneca County Genealogical Society will be meeting on Tues. Sept. 5, in the Frost-Kalnow Room of the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library at 7 pm.  The program will be “The Tiffin Seneca Public Library’s New Look”;  a tour given by Trinity Lescallett, the Adult Services Manager of the Tiffin Seneca Public Library. The public is welcomed to attend.

WED SEPT 6

MetroPark Hikers, Wed. Sep. 6, 10:30-11:30am. Let’s go on a guided walk! We will explore the trails of this beautiful MetroPark. The Coupling MetroPark, 11618 SR. 13, Milan.

Full Moon Kayak Float, Wed. Sep. 6, 9:30-11:30pm. Meet up with Bill for a paddle on the Huron River by the light of the full moon. No flip flops please. Ages 12+. Registration required. Limit 12. Those with their own paddle craft are welcome to attend. The Coupling MetroPark, 11618 SR 13, Milan.

THURS SEPT 7

Boomers Archery, Thu. Sep. 7, 6-8pm. Time to dust off those archery skills you learned as a kid! If you’ve never shot a bow and arrow before that’s ok too! Bill teaches this class for beginners and experienced archers. Ages 50+. Registration Required. Limit 10. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center Deck, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

FRI SEPT 8

The 32nd Annual Woollybear Golf Outing, Fri. Sept. 8th Willow Creek Golf Club 8:30am Golf Scramble! $75/golfer gets you hearty breakfast, lunch and steak dinner, BEER, Soda, water, 18 holes of golf, golf cart and goody bag. Beverage carts will keep you well hydrated throughout the day! 18-holes & shot gun start! Prizes over $100,000 in cash prizes! Hole in one, Chance to win cars, vacation, woods or irons! 1st Place $1000, 2nd Place $500…50/50 raffles and Chinese Raffle. Contact vermilionchamber1@gmail.com or 440-967-4477.

Campfire Cooking, Fri. Sep. 8, 5-7pm. Join Cheryl and Melissa for dinner around a campfire! We will be making campfire pizzas and s’mores. Registration required. Limit 15. Bring your own camp chair or borrow one of ours! East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Eagle Point, The Coop, 3819 Cleveland Rd, Sandusky.

Northern Ohio INDIE FILM FESTIVAL. Fri. Sept. 8, 5-11:30 PM. Northern Ohio’s award winning Indie Film makers together for a night of horror, sci-fi, comedy, parodies, and exploitation films. Featuring films of: Cyclops Movies, LegacyVerse Productions, R.A.K. Films, and more. Mature ages event. Free and open to public. Located at Castaway Bay in the Captain’s Room (3rd floor). 2001 Cleveland Rd. West Sandusky.

SAT SEPT 9

Train Rides! Sat. Sep. 9, 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, 3819 Cleveland Rd, Sandusky.

Monarch Release, Sat. Sep. 9, 3-4pm. Last month we searched for Monarch eggs with Melissa to raise in our nature center. This month we will be tagging the butterflies and releasing them to start their journey to Mexico! Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

Leadership Erie County presents ERIE COUNTY HONOR FLIGHT, Sat. Sept. 9. The flight will depart from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. There is space for 25 Veterans. Each Veteran must have a guardian and both must complete an application. For more info & to apply go to their Facebook: LEC Honor Flight or call (419) 376-7980. To donate call (937) 564-2541.

SUN SEPT 10

Go Take a Hike – Explore What’s New! Sun. Sep. 10, 2:59pm. Along with guided walks there will be music, entertainment, food, children’s games & activities unique to the park.  We will discover the children’s forest & new outdoor living space.  The amphitheater will feature Dr. Foster Brown from Cleveland MetroParks.  Free family event. Osborn MetroPark, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

MON SEPT 11

Park P.A.L.S (Preschoolers Actively Learning Science) – Turtlely Awesome! Mon. Sep. 11, 10:30-11:30am. Let’s learn about turtles! Where do they live? What do they eat? How long can they live? Join Miss. Melissa and read a story, make a craft, and go for a walk! Ages 3-6 with an accompanying adult. Registration required. Limit 15. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

Walk It Out, Mon. Sep. 11, 5-6pm. Walk it out with a naturalist! We will take a walk and learn about various wildlife at Edison Woods MetroPark! Edison Woods MetroPark, 8728 Mason Rd, Berlin Heights.

TUES SEPT 12

Morning Paddle on East Sandusky Bay, Tue. Sep. 12, 9-11am. Come to the East Sandusky Bay public launch and explore the Bay with Bill our Kayak instructor. No flip flops please. Ages 12+. Registration Required. Limit 12. Those with their own paddle craft welcome.  East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Eagle Point, 3819 Cleveland Rd, Sandusky.

Get Fit Club – Pound! Tue. Sep. 12, 6-7pm. Join Jennifer Hartman, POUND instructor, in this new workout that is sure to get you toned up and rockin’ out! Lightly weighted drumsticks will be provided so you don’t just listen to the music, but become it! Please bring a mat, towel and water. Registration required. Limit 25. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

WED SEPT 13

MetroPark Hikers, Wed. Sep. 13, 10:30-11:30am. Join us for a guided walk at Edison Woods! Edison Woods is the largest MetroPark in the Park District so you can get familiar with the trails and see what this beautiful park has to offer! Edison Woods MetroPark, 8728 Mason Rd, Berlin Heights.

 

Huron Chamber of Commerce 21st Annual Golf Outing. Wednesday, September 13th. Thunderbird Golf Course. Shotgun Start @ 1:00pm. ALL ARE WELCOME!!

Boomers Paddle, Wed. Sep. 13, 4-6pm. Meet up with Bill for a paddle on the Huron River! No flip flops please. Ages 50+ Registration Required. Limit 12. Those with their own paddle craft welcome. State Route 6 & River Road, Huron. Meet at the Huron boat ramp.

Just About Horses and Donkeys, Wed. Sep. 13, 6-7pm. Increase your horse/donkey knowledge and get hands on experience with them.  Learn about health, safety, grooming and more.  Participants will get to interact with and brush a horse. Ages 8+ (adults too!) Preregistration required by Sep. 12. Limit 8. Please wear closed toed shoes. The Barnyard, 3819 Perkins Ave, Huron.

THURS SEPT 14

Art In The Park – Canvas Wall Hanging, Thu. Sep. 14, 6-8pm. Paint 3 small canvases, glue them together, and create a beautiful piece of art for your home! Ages 16+. Registration required. Limit 15. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

SAT SEPT 16

Archery Club, Sat. Sep. 16, 9-11 am. This program is for those who have finished our archery basics program. Ages 7+. Registration required. Limit 10. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center Deck, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

Archery Basics, Sat. Sep. 16, 1-3 pm. Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow with Bill!  This is a program for all levels of archery experience. Ages 7+. Registration required. Limit 10. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center Deck, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

Archery Basics, Sat. Sep. 16, 3:30-5:30 pm. Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow with Bill!  This is a program for all levels of archery experience. Ages 7+. Registration required. Limit 10. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center Deck, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

 

SUN SEPT 17

Berlin Township Conservation Club Annual Chicken BBQ. Sun. Sept. 17, 11:00am – 2:00pm. Menu: 1/2 chicken, scalloped potatoes, cole slaw, applesauce, roll, dessert, beverage or byob. Tickets: $10 for ages 11 and up. $5 for ages 4-10. Free for ages 3 and below. Carry-out available. Tickets are limited. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door on bbq day, but purchase early to guarantee your meal! Located at 12217 Chapin Rd., Berlin Heights. Call Sandy at 419-588-2598.

MON SEPT 18

Walk It Out, Mon. Sep. 18, 5-6pm. Let’s get outside and get moving! Walk the trails with a naturalist and ask any questions you may have about nature! We will also learn about local Bald Eagles and stop at the observation deck to see if one flies over! East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Eagle Point, 3819 Cleveland Rd, Sandusky.

TUES SEPT 19

Get Fit Club – Pound! Tue. Sep. 19, 6-7pm. Join Jennifer Hartman, POUND instructor, in this new workout that is sure to get you toned up and rockin’ out! Lightly weighted drumsticks will be provided so you don’t just listen to the music, but become it! Please bring a mat, towel and water. Registration required. Limit 25. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

WED SEPT 20

MetroPark Hikers, Wed. Sep. 20, 10:30-11:30am. Join us on a guided walk through Eagle Point! Enjoy the sights from the observation deck. We may get to see a Bald Eagle fly over! East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Eagle Point, 3819 Cleveland Rd, Sandusky.

Archery Basics, Wed. Sep. 20, 6-8pm. Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow with Bill!  This is a program for all levels of archery experience. Ages 7+. Registration required. Limit 10. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center Deck, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

THURS SEPT 21

Wild Things – Busy Beavers, Thu. Sep. 21, 4-5pm. This month, learn about beavers! We will learn all about how a beaver eats to how they build their home. We will make our own beaver dam! Ages 6-12. Registration required. Limit 15 with accompanying adult. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

FRI SEPT 22

Adventure Tots! Fri. Sep. 22, 10:30-11am. Let’s go on an adventure with Miss. Melissa! We will read a story as we make our way along a nature trail. We will stop and discover any animal or plants we see along the way!  Ages 0-6 with an accompanying adult. Registration required. Limit 10. Osborn MetroPark, Shelter 1, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

Meat” Ohio’s Carnivores, Fri. Sep. 22, 4:30pm-5:30pm. What are carnivores? What carnivores live in Ohio? We will learn about bobcats, coyotes, and fox and what role they play in the environment! Ages 6-12. Registration required. Limit 15 with accompanying adult. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

SAT SEPT 23

The Home Depot’s FAMILY SAFETY FAIR & KIDS TREASURE HUNT. Sat. Sept. 23, 10am-2pm. Located in The Home Depot Parking Lot in Avon. Avon Fire Trucks & Smoke House, free child ID from Avon Police Dept. & Fire Dept., Flight simulator, free ice cream for the first 300 kids to complete the treasure hunt, free food, games, music, crafts, giveaways and so much more. Call (440) 937-2240.

SUN SEPT 24

The Woollybear Festival – Celebrates 45 years of entertainment. located in Downtown Vermilion, Sun. Sept. 24. Largest festival in the state. Fox 8’s Dick Goddard hosts the Woollybear Parade & Festival takes over the city. Kid race for ages 1-12 at Vermilion High School, Woollybear 500 race, Costume Contest, and Animal Look-Alike Contest. Visit www.vermilionohio.com for more information.

MON SEPT 25

Park P.A.L.S (Preschoolers Actively Learning Science) – Turn Over a New Leaf! Mon. Sep. 25, 10:30-11:30am. Let’s learn about leaves! Why do they change color? Why are they shaped differently? Join Miss. Melissa and read story, make a craft, and go for a walk! Ages 3-6 with an accompanying adult. Registration required. Limit 15. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

Walk It Out, Mon. Sep. 25, 5-7pm. Walk it out with a naturalist! We will learn history behind the Castalia Quarry and discover the wildlife that lives there! Castalia Quarry MetroPark, 8404 SR 101, Castalia.

TUES SEPT 26

Erie County Senior Center Toledo Zoo and Aquarium Trip. Tuesday, September 26. $32 for transportation and admission. Reservations required: 419-626-2560.

Get Fit Club – Pound! Tue. Sep. 26, 6-7pm. Join Jennifer Hartman, POUND instructor, in this new workout that is sure to get you toned up and rockin’ out! Lightly weighted drumsticks will be provided so you don’t just listen to the music, but become it! Please bring a mat, towel and water. Registration required. Limit 25. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

Firelands Audubon Potluck Picnic, Tue. Sep. 26, 6-8pm. Bring a dish to share. We will provide the main course meat and beverages. After dinner, we will take a nature walk in the park. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Firelands Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

Firelands Regional Medical Center Alzheimer Support Group, Tues. Sept. 26, 7 PM. CHOOSING A NURSING HOME. Speaker: Rebecca Baumgartner, BA, LSW. Located at South Campus Cafeteria, 1912 Hayes Ave. in Sandusky.

WED SEPT 27

MetroPark Hikers, Wed. Sep. 27, 10:30-11:30am. Let’s go on a guided walk and discover the Castalia Quarry! Enjoy the beautiful sights of the cliffs and sounds of nature! Castalia Quarry MetroPark, 8404 SR 101, Castalia.

Just About Horses and Donkeys, Wed. Sep. 27, 6-7pm. Increase your horse/donkey knowledge and get hands on experience with them.  Learn about health, safety, grooming and more.  Participants will get to interact with and brush a horse. Ages 8+ (adults too!) Preregistration required by Sep. 26. Limit 8. Please wear closed toed shoes. The Barnyard, 3819 Perkins Ave, Huron.

THURS SEPT 28

Boomers Archery, Thu. Sep. 28, 6-8pm. Time to dust off those archery skills you learned as a kid! If you’ve never shot a bow and arrow before that’s ok too! Bill teaches this class for beginners and experienced archers Ages 50+. Registration required. Limit 10. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center Deck, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

FRI SEPT 29

Enchanted Story Time! Fri. Sep. 29, 10:30-11:30am. Join Miss. Melissa for an interactive story time! We will read a story, make a craft, and play some games! Registration required. Limit 10. All ages with accompanying adult. East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, The Enchanted Cottage, 4011 Cleveland Rd, Huron.

Vermilion Chamber Member’s The Silly Goose. Fri. Sept. 29, 4-7pm. A fun place to shop with unique gifts, including Nora Fleming, primitives by Kathy, Bottle Benders. Be sure to stop by The Silly Goose that day to pick out your favorite Nora Fleming piece and have it signed by Nora herself. Located at 657 Main Street in Vermilion.

SAT OCT 21

German’s Villa announces DRUG AWARENESS KICK OFF! On Sweetest Day, Sat. Oct. 21st. Doors open at 5:30 PM. Dinner: Honey glazes ham, chicken paprikash, red skin mashed potatoes, green means, & dessert. Cash bar. Entertainment from Vermilion’s “Smooth Groove”. Proceeds go to Let’s Get Real. $20 per person. (440) 967-1770. Located at 3330 Liberty Ave. Vermilion.

TUES OCT 24

Firelands Regional Medical Center Alzheimer Support Group, Tues. Oct. 24, 7 PM. When is it time to make the long term care decision?  Speaker: Holly Prince, MSN, RN, CNE, ANEF. Located at South Campus Cafeteria, 1912 Hayes Ave. in Sandusky.

THURS NOV 2

Lorain County Chamber of Commerce BUSINESS EXPO 2017. Nov. 2, 3:00pm – 7:00pm. Tom’s Country Place, 3442 Stoney Ridge Rd. Avon.

SAT NOV 4

BEER, BACON, AND BUCKEYE WALK. Sat. Nov. 4th, 11am-4pm. Downtown merchants will have craft beers or samples of bacon appetizers and will judge the best Ohio State spirited outfit of the day. Winner will be announced at the last stop, Quaker Steak & Lube. This event also kicks off the Chamber holiday campaign “Chamber Gives Back”. Visit VermilionChamber1@gmail.com.

SAT NOV 11

SSG JON MARTIN MEMORIAL 5K 10th ANNIVERSARY. Sat. Nov. 11, 9 AM. Online registry $18 (www.signmeup.com/120648), mail-in registry $20 (The Wounded Solders Fund 11913 Potter Rd. Bellevue OH 44811), race day registry $25. Please include name, city, age, sex, & shirt size. Dry fit tech shirts to first 300 registered. Race day registration $ packet pickup opens at 8 AM. Start & finish at Bellevue Community Center. Refreshments and door prizes. Veterans Day Ceremony following awards ceremony. For more info: (419) 515-4166, vrsaschoen@yahoo.com.

German’s Villa Craft Show. Sat. Nov. 11, 9am – 3pm. Best in show! $2 admission OR non-perishable food items to be donated to a local food pantry. Lunch concession 11am – 3pm. Call (440) 967-1770. Located at 3330 Liberty Ave. in Vermilion.

TUES NOV 14

Firelands Regional Medical Center Alzheimer Support Group, Tues. Nov. 14, 7 PM. Annual Meeting: Navigating Medicaid and Long Term Care.  Speaker: Michael Brumbaugh, JD. Located at South Campus Cafeteria, 1912 Hayes Ave. in Sandusky.

NON-DATED EVENTS

I SPY IN THE METROPARKS, Jan. 1-Oct. 31. Here is a challenge for kids! There are 7 required “I Spys” throughout the Erie 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!

Restoring Hope 5-week SUPPORT GROUP for those grieving the death of a loved one from an overdose. Limited in size and registration is required. Mondays; Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 20. 6:30-8 PM. Located at LCADA Way, Avon Lake Wellness Center. 525 Avon Belden Rd. Suite 1 in Avon Lake. To register or for more info call (440) 414-1731. Deadline to register is Sept. 27.

Milan Public Library,  Twist & Shout  in Children’s Services. Tuesdays 10:30am – 11:00am. Swing by and groove at our interactive dance party for little ones and their caretakers. Visit: http://www.milan-berlin.lib.oh.us/

Berlin Public Library, Teen Trivia Tuesday in Teen Services. Tuesdays, 3:00pm – 4:00pm. 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! Visit http://www.milan-berlin.lib.oh.us/

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.

Fremont Alliance Church offers Grief Share, a Bible based grief recovery support group. This DVD program covers types of loss, secondary losses & questions that occur when you lose a loved one to death. There are TWO times to choose from for the next 13-week cycle.  Tuesdays from 10am-12pm. starting May 23rd & Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm starting May 24th.  Book cost is $15. Weekly meetings are FREE at Fremont Alliance Church, 936 N. Brush St. Call 419-332-4392 for more info.

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.

Sandusky Library’s ESL (English as a Second Language) CHAT! Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Weekly conversational get-together for international and foreign speaking visitors and residents who want to practice their English with volunteer tutors. This is free and walk-ins are welcome. For more info, to schedule individual tutoring, or to become a volunteer tutor, call Sherry Hargrove at 419-625-3834.

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.

Sandusky Library’s ESL (English as a Second Language) CHAT! Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Weekly conversational get-together for international and foreign speaking visitors and residents who want to practice their English with volunteer tutors. This is free and walk-ins are welcome. For more info, to schedule individual tutoring, or to become a volunteer tutor, call Sherry Hargrove at 419-625-3834.

Join Sandusky’s Parkvue Community for Therapy Thursday Programs on the first Thursday of every month!

Fit, Flexible and Fabulous – Join us for a clinic on flexibility and coordination on Thursday September 7 at 12:30 pm in the Parkvue Place Multiuse room.  Hosted by the Parkvue Community Therapy Department. Call 419.621.1900 for information

Movement/Brain Connection – Join us for an interactive discussion highlighting how movement and exercise enhances memory and brain function, followed by a short active demonstration of simple moves you can do at home to enhance brain function.  Thursday October 5 at 12:30 pm in the Parkvue Place Multiuse room.  Hosted by the Parkvue Community Therapy Department. Call 419.621.1900 for information.

Defying Gravity: Defining your Balance – Join us for a multi station clinic with falls and balance screening to determine your overall fall risk. Thursday November 2 at 12:30pm in the Parkvue Place Multiuse room.  Hosted by Parkvue Community Therapy Department.  Call 419. 621.1900

3rd Thursday’s in Vermilion! 6:30 PM to sunset,  June 15, July 20, August 17, Sept. 21. Music will be spread throughout downtown Vermilion while you stroll the sidewalks, shop in the local stores, or if you want to bring a chair and sit and watch the bands play. Music is free, the food and fun is up to you!

Berlin Public Library, Story Time in Children’s Services. Thursdays, 10:30am – 11:30am. Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and SMART Board activities. Visit http://www.milan-berlin.lib.oh.us/

Milan Public Library. Story Time in Children’s Services. Fridays, 10:30am – 11:30am. Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and SMART Board activities. Visit http://www.milan-berlin.lib.oh.us/

OHIO MEANS JOBS AND RESUME REVIEW. First and Third Thursday each month from 10:30 a.m-12:00 p.m.  If you are looking for a job, thinking about a career change, or considering going to college or a trade/vocational school, learn how to use the Ohio Means Jobs website to create an account, assess your work skills, search for and apply for jobs, and create a resume.

Fisher-Titus Medical Center’s SMILE Group-“Sensory Motor Integrated Learning Experience” for children on the Autism Spectrum is a six-week group designed for children with autism spectrum and/or sensory disorders. This group will provide fun and structured play/learning experiences with basic social skills included. Emphasis will be on sensory and motor activities. Smile Group is for children ages 3-6 and is scheduled from 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday August 2. Registration required, fees apply. Call Lindsey Esker at 419-663-1975, ext. 3040, or toll-free 800-589-3862, ext. 3040 for more info.

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.

Walkers, birders, and wildlife enthusiasts are encouraged to participate in the Hike the Dikes program at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area and Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Hikes take place the second Saturday of each month June through September. Free & open to all ages. All walks are led by a trained & knowledgeable guide. Hike dates are June 10, July 8, Aug. 12 and Sept. 9. Begin at 9 a.m. and usually last 1-2 hours, depending on the weather. Hikes in June, and July will meet at the Sportsmen’s Migratory Bird Center at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, located at 13229 West State Route 2, Oak Harbor 43449. Hikes in August, and September will meet at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center, located at 14000 West State Route 2, Oak Harbor 43449. For more information call  419-898-0960 ext. 21 or 419-898-0014. Visit wildohio.gov for more events.

Bayfront Bazaar & Brew. Watch the Sandusky Sailing Club races while shopping for handmade goods, listening to live music with access to area-brewed craft beers! Bayfront Bazaar & Brew is a monthly event on the shore of Sandusky Bay through a partnership with the North Coast Young Professionals and the City of Sandusky’s Recreation Department. Wednesday nights from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Sandusky Bay Pavilion, 605 E. Water St. in historic downtown Sandusky.

August 9: featuring Mike Papazian and sponsored by Kelli Schwab of RE/MAX Quality Realty

September 13: featuring Eric Sowers and sponsored by Brady Electric

RESERVE YOUR SPACE TODAY! Sandusky Bay Pavilion located at 605 E. Water Street in downtown Sandusky. For vendor questions contact Sanusky Recreation 419.627.5886 or vkurt@ci.sandusky.oh.us.

The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums will showcase some of the region’s top musical groups this summer during its free Verandah Concert series. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating on the Hayes Home lawn and listen to a variety of groups perform TWO WEDNESDAY’S A MONTH. Each event begins with an ice cream social at 6:30 p.m.,  music at 7 p.m. If there is inclement weather, concerts could be canceled. For updates, visit rbhayes.org or call 800-998-7737. The 2017 Verandah Concert schedule is as follows:

  • Aug. 9 – Terra Brass Choir
  • Aug. 23 – North Coast Big Band

Concerts are sponsored by Fremont Federal Credit Union

CAMP GOOD GRIEF will offer a summer of fun for children who have experienced loss. To register, please visit www.steinhospice.org or submit an application and a $10 fee to Stein Hospice attendant Kathy Failor. Elyria: August 7-11 from 10am-2pm at West Park. For more info contact Kathy Failor at 419-625-5269 or kfailor@steinhospice.org

“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 jwertenbach@eriecohealthohio.org

CONCERTS IN VICTORY PARK in Vermilion. July 9, 16, 23, 30 AND August 6, 13, 20, 27. ALL of them 7-8:30pm. Free live music in the gazebo. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy local music.

CITYWIDE MERCHANT SIDEWALK SALE in Vermilion July 21-23rd AND August 25-27th. Local merchants fill their sidewalks with their wares, there is something for everyone!

WOOLLYBEAR GOLF OUTING, September 8th.

For info on any of these events, call (440) 967-4477

Fisher-Titus Medical Center hosts support programs Free and open to the general public. The Breastfeeding Support Group will meet from 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Aug. 1, Aug. 8, Aug. 15, Aug. 22 and Aug. 29. For more information, call the hospital at (419) 660-2117 Ext. 6491.

The Harlequins Community Theatre of Sandusky “The Rocky Horror Show”.  August 4, 5, 11 & 12 at 8 p.m., August 6 & 13 at 2 p.m. Held at Harlequins Coach House Theatre, 414 Wayne Street in downtown Sandusky. Guests are fully encouraged to dress in outrageous costumes. Call the box office at  (419) 626-1157 for reservations.

Sandusky’s Harlequin Coach House Theatre presents the 1970’s cult classic camp musical, “The Rocky Horror Show”, Aug. 4-13th. August 4,5, 11 & 12 at 8pm and August 6 & 13 at 2pm. Contains explicit adult content, language and sexual situations. Audience members are encouraged to dress in costume. For ticket info, visit harlequinstheatre.org or call(419)626-1157. Harlequins Coach House Theatre is located at 414 Wayne Street in Sandusky.

Bellevue Society for the Arts’ Children’s Theatre presents “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.,” Friday, and Saturday, August 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, August 13 at 2:30 p.m. in the Hirt Theater at Bellevue Society for the Arts, 205 Maple Street, Bellevue.

Milan Public Library’s The Library After Dark: Teen Lock-In *Registration Required [ Teen Services ] August 11 – 12 |  Friday – Saturday  |  8:00pm – 6:00am. Join us for an overnight event full of fun, games, and do-it-yourself projects. Register by calling 419-499-4117 on or before Monday, August 7. Call or visit the website for further details.

Expectant parents can prepare for the birth and care of their newborns during this informative childbirth education class at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. The class covers topics such as: signs and stages of labor, breastfeeding vs. bottle feeding, car seat safety and basic newborn care. Classes 9-11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Aug. 12-Aug. 26. Pre-payment required. For more info and to register, call (419) 660-2646.

The Bellevue Society for the Arts’ EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL AUDITIONS. Held Monday and Tuesday, August 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. at 205 Maple Street, Bellevue. No appointments necessary. Tentatively, the rehearsal schedule will be Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6–8 p.m., with more days added as production nears. Ages 18 and over due to adult situations and language. Please prepare an audition song in the style of the music from the show. Those auditioning will also be asked to read from the script. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings, October 20, 21, 27 and 28, 2017. All performers are volunteers.

The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce 8th Semi-Annual Village wide Garage Sale Days in Oak Harbor, on Aug. 25-26. A complete list of sales will be available at the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Oak Harbor Public Library, and www.oakharborohio.net starting Wed. August 23. If you would like to place your sale on the list, there is a $3 minimum donation and we must receive your information by Mon. August 21. For questions, call the chamber office at 419-898-0479.

Firelands Regional Medical Center offers a four-week Childbirth Preparation class on the following dates: Wednesday, September 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Childbirth Held at FRMC’s South Campus, 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky. Learn breathing patterns and relaxation exercises to be used during labor and delivery. Induction of labor, medication and anesthesia options, Caesarian birth and recovery will also be discussed. It is recommended that this course be taken during the last trimester of pregnancy and that expectant mothers select a class that ends at least three weeks before their due date. Cost is $35 per couple. Anyone interested will not be refused for this course due to inability to pay. To register, call 419-557-7840.

 

Leave a Reply