Saturday , 24 June 2017

Community Focus

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SAT JUNE 24

Lularoe Clothing Palooza to benefit Addy Fitzthum. Sat. June 24, 9am-2pm at the Erie County Fair Grounds. Event benefiting a 7 year old girl and her family from Sandusky. She has an un-diagnosed medical condition that has her seeking treatment from Rainbow Babies, Cleveland Clinic, Columbus and Cincinnati Children’s Hospitals. Call (419) 307-5610 or e-mail dawnjarrett1980@gmail.com for more info.

Christian Singles Fellowship trip to Cleveland Zoo, 10am. Carpool meet at Karson’s home at 1401 Berlin Rd. Huron. Bring sack lunch. Admission is $16 for adults and $9 for kids. Will stop for dinner on the way back at Golden Corral. (419) 433-0085.

Fisher-Titus Medical Center’s Autism Spectrum Kids program (ASK) and Premiere Theater in Norwalk bring families and children with autism and other disabilities a showing of the movie “Cars 3.” The movie will be a “sensory friendly” film. Sat. June 24th, 10 AM at Premiere Theater, 50 Theater Drive, Norwalk. Cost per ticket is $5.75. Call (419) 660-2544 for more info.

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.

Milan Public Library’s Ohio’s Canals: An Engineering Endeavor Still Traced in Ohio’s Landscape [ Adult Services ] June 24, Sat. 12 – 1pm. In 1825, Ohio began constructing its complex canal system, which effectively opened Ohio to world commerce. Discover just how the miles of channels throughout the state irrevocably altered Ohio’s place in history.

TRAIN RIDES! Sat. June 24, 1-3pm. Erie Metro Live Steamers will have miniature steam-powered engines available to pull passengers through the park! All rides are weather dependent. East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Eagle Point, 3819 Cleveland Rd, Sandusky.

Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center the GOLF SCRAMBLE on Sat. June 24th at Saw Mill Creek Golf Course in Huron. Proceeds benefit North Coast Patient Services Fund which provides local support for:  Financial assistance for patients in need with transportation, medications, etc;  Complementary care programs such as art therapy, massage therapy, and yoga for patients, survivors, and caregivers; and  Education for patients, survivors, and caregivers. For more info call (419) 609-2850.

Experience nature through hands-on activities, live animal presentations and more during GROVEFEST: Nature at the Grove on June 24 at Spiegel Grove, the grounds of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. Free. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Crafts and activities for kids, live animal presentations Toledo Zoo and Back to the Wild wildlife rehabilitation center of Castalia. Food available for purchase or a donation. South Creek Clydesdales horse-drawn wagon rides with guides. Wagon rides $3 for adults, $1 for kids ages 6-12 and free for kids age 5 and younger. Tentative schedule of events:

  • 10 a.m. – Booths with activities and food open. Wagon rides will be available until 2 p.m.
  • 11 a.m. – Back to the Wild will give a live animal presentation.
  • 11:30 a.m. – Walking tour of the grounds.
  • Noon – Rimelspach Farms will give a corn-grilling demonstration.
  • 12:30 p.m. – Walking tour of the grounds.
  • 1 p.m. – Toledo Zoo will give a live animal presentation.
  • 1:30 p.m. – Walking tour of the grounds.
  • 2 p.m. – Booths close.

Visitor parking is off-site only. For parking information, visit rbhayes.org or call 800-998-7737.

SUN JUNE 25

WELCOME TABLE at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sandusky, 12-1:30pm. Free meal, open to the public, handicap accessible. Call (419) 625-6800 for more info.

MON JUNE 26

Milan Public Library’s Morning Moment: The Book That Matters Most [ Adult Services ] June 26, Mon. 10-11am. Milan’s Morning Moment is a book discussion served with a side of muffins and gourmet coffee. Join us this month as we discuss The Book that Matters Most by Ann Hood. Pick up a copy, today, at the library!

Milan Public Library’s Goodreads: A Bookworm’s Best Friend [ Technology ] June 26, Mon. 11am-12pm AND 6-7pm. The world’s largest site dedicated to devoted readers and book recommendations. Hear directly from your favorite authors; meet fellow fiction lovers from around the globe; join in-depth discussions on the latest bestsellers; and much more.

WALK IT OUT – AROUND DOWNTOWN MILAN! Mon. June 26, 6:30-7:30pm. Walk around downtown Milan and discover the birthplace of Thomas Edison! Drinks and snacks will be provided. Meet at the Gazebo.

TUES JUNE 27

Milan Public Library’s Disney on the Big Screen – The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Rated G  [ Children’s Services ] June 27, Tues. 2-4pm. Revisit fan-favorites from Disney’s Renaissance and post-Renaissance era animated films. See them on the big screen! This week features The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided.

Fisher-Titus Medical Center hosts  The Alzheimer’s Support Group. Free and open to the general public. Will meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 27. For more information, please call the hospital at (419) 660-2117, Ext. 3112.

GET FIT CLUB – INSANITY! Tue. June 27, 6-7pm. Join instructor, John Hartman, for a workout full of cardio conditioning and total-body strength drills. This workout is designed for all fitness levels! Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

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.

WED JUNE 28

METROPARK HIKERS, Wed. June 28, 10:30-11:30am. Put your walking shoes on and let’s go on a walk at Osborn MetroPark! Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center deck, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

Milan Public Library’s Teen Design: Map Your World [ Teen Services ] June 28, Wed. 5 – 7pm. Want to make your own elaborate Marauder’s Map? Or maybe you just want to map out a real-life place? Put any world on paper and learn to make your own map to keep your favorite places close to you. Materials provided – just bring your imagination! Ages 14-18.

FRI JUNE 30

ENCHANTED STORY TIME, Fri. June 30, 10:30-11:30am. Come enjoy an interactive story time at The Cottage with puppets, finger plays and more! All ages with accompanying adult.  Registration required. Limit 15. East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, The Enchanted Cottage, 4011 Cleveland Rd, Huron.

Fisher-Titus Medical Center will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive from noon-5 p.m., Friday, June 30 in the hospital auditorium, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. 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.

Christian Singles Fellowship Bike & Bible Night, 6;15pm, meet at Karon’s home at 1401 Berlin rd. in Huron. $3 for veggie lasagna. Bring salad/dessert & pop to share. Night of physical and spiritual exercize. Kids welcome. Ask Karson for bike is needed. (419) 433-0085.

SAT JULY 1

Archery Club, Sat. July 1, 9-11am. Archery instructor Bill will be holding archery lessons for those who have finished the archery basics program. Ages 7+. Registration required. Limit 10. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center Deck, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

The Milan Public Library invites men, women, and children of all ages to look to history for inspiration with Bright Ideas: Thomas Edison Comes Alive at the Library – a living history performance chronicling the inventor’s life – on Sat. July 1, from 1-2pm, in the Milan Children’s Department. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

Archery Basics, Sat. July 1, 1-3pm. 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. July 1, 3:30-5:30pm. 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 JULY 2

Sandusky Park District County’s Puddle Jumpers: Let’s Go Fishing, July 2; 2:00-3:00 at White Star Park. Ages 2-5 years old.  Let’s go fishing! Come out and play in the Doug Haubert wetlands. We will learn about fishing safety, how to fish, what they eat, and hopefully catch some real live fish!

Sandusky Park District County’s Tree Huggers: Dragons July 2; 2:00-3:00 at White Star Park. Ages 6-12 years old.  Wear some shoes that can get wet to track down some colorful and fast-flying dragons! Nets will be provided, bring a bug box if you have one.

MON JULY 3

The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to join our community in celebrating Independence, on Mon. July 3, along the Portage River, in downtown Oak Harbor at 5:00pm. Food vendors, entertainment, giant inflatables, the royal duck race, 50/50 drawings, glow necklaces and a beer tent. Also illuminated with the most spectacular fireworks display around! Admission and parking are free. Looking for volunteers to help clean up on Tues. July 4th from 7:30am – 9:30am. If you can help please come to the riverfront on Mill Street Monday morning. Visit our website at www.oakharborohio.net or call 419-898-0479.

TUES JULY 4

31st Annual Sandusky Old Fashioned Stars and Stripes Celebration, Tue. July 4, 10am-4pm. Join Erie MetroParks and other vendors in downtown Sandusky to celebrate the 4th of July! Stroll downtown Sandusky’s scenic streets where you’ll enjoy games, food vendors, and family friendly activities. Washington Row & Columbus Ave, Sandusky.

4th of July LAWN SOCIAL at Flat Rock United Methodist Church. Food, cold drinks, root beer floats available in front of the church during the parade 12-2pm. Mini art show, face painting, and parade by Flat Rock Care Center at 3pm.

Toledo Symphony Concert Band at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. 2 to 3:30 p.m. July 4 on the lawn of the historic Hayes Home. Admission is free. Bring a chair or blanket. Civil War reenactors will punctuate the performance of the “1812 Overture” with cannon fire. Located at Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues. For info, call 419-332-2081, or visit rbhayes.org

WED JULY 5

MetroPark Hikers, Wed. July 5, 10:30-11:30am. Come out and enjoy the summer weather! Edison Woods MetroPark, 10186 Rt. 61 Rd, Berlin Heights.

THURS JULY 6

The Firelands Parkinsons Disease support group, Thurs. July 6,  at 3:00 PM in the South Campus of Firelands Regional Medical Center. Held in the cafeteria in the lower level, open to anyone who has Parkinsons, is a caregiver or just wants to become familiar with this debilitating disease. This will be a general open meeting to discuss programs and to share with one another our experiences with this disease, and aid in managing it. No cost. For more info, call 419 625 3005 or Email  Acm5054@aol.com

Kayak Fishing, Thu. July 6, 7-9pm. Join Bill on a fishing excursion on the Huron River! Bring your favorite bait and fishing pole (minimal gear is best!). Kayaks will be provided. 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. The Coupling MetroPark, 11618 SR 13, Milan.

FRI JULY 7

Ice Cream Social! Fri. July 7, 1-3pm. Come cool off with a sweet treat! Build your own sundaes and enjoy an afternoon at the MetroParks. Available while supplies last. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

Boomers Archery, Fri. July 7, 6-8pm. Bill teaches this class for beginners and experienced archers. Ages 50+. Registration Required. Limit 10. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center Deck, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

Christian Singles Fellowship hosts a picnic at Lake Front Park in Huron, 6:15pm. Hot dogs provided, bring a covered dish or dessert and soda/water. Swimming available. AG River Fest Fireworks at 10:15pm. Call (419) 433-0085 for more info.

Bellevue Society for the Arts announces July 7’s “Star Spangled Cabaret” at 7 p.m. Featureing funny, patriotic, and traditional songs and Broadway standards performed by some new and familiar BSA personalities. Includes a meal or an appetizer & dessert bar. Tickets are $20 each. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 419-484-2787.

Bascom Fire Foundation – Firefighters Festival. Friday, July 7th at 7:00 p.m. is the Bascom Fire Bad Axe Run/Walk. Beginning at 5:00 this Saturday, July 8th … you’re invited to drive on over to Meadowbrook Park in Bascom for delicious home-cooked food, refreshments, and “My Social Uniform” performing live in the beer garden.

SAT JULY 8

Sandusky Park District County’s Mystery Kayak Trip, July 8; 7:30-9:30pm at Decoy Marsh: Meet at Park District Main Office. Enjoy a kayak trip to a mystery location.  You know where you’re going when you get there! Meet a Park District Main Office.  Participants must have their own kayak.

SUN JULY 9

Full Moon Kayak Float, Sun. July 9, 9:30-11:30pm. Join Bill, kayak instructor, 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, OH.

MON JULY 10

Walk It Out – With A Police Officer! Mon. July 10, 6:30-7:30pm. Join a Castalia Police Officer for a walk and talk around the village of Castalia. Water and snacks will be provided. Meet at the Margaretta High School parking lot, 209 Lowell St, Castalia.

Christian Singles Fellowship is having a PLANNING MEETING, 7pm, at Methodist Chruch (2401 Columbus Ave.) in Sandusky. Come help them plan. Call (419) 433-0085 for more info.

TUES JULY 11

The Erie County Department of Job and Family Services will be offering the preservice classes required to become a licensed foster/adoptive family.  Classes are set to begin July 11, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at 221 W. Parish St Sandusky, OH  44870.  To register call Tina M Krueger MA 419-627-4484 or email to Tina.Krueger@jfs.ohio.gov.

Get Fit Club – Tai Chi! Tue. July 11, 6-7pm. Join Dana Mickens for this gentle form of exercise that can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance. This class will be taught outside, unless there is bad weather and we will move inside. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

Fisher-Titus Medical Center offers a 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 will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 11 at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk.

Pre-payment is required. For more information and to register, call Fisher-Titus Medical Center at (419) 660-2646.

WED JULY 12

MetroPark Hikers, Wed. July 12, 10:30-11:30am. Did you know the Castalia Quarry was once an active quarry? Take a walk with us and view the remnants in the limestone cliffs! Castalia Quarry MetroPark, 8404 SR 101, Castalia.

Fisher-Titus Medical Center, Huron County WIC services and Help Me Grow offer The Happiest Baby on the Block course. For parents-to-be, and parents/caregivers of babies, age birth to 4 months, provides information on techniques to help calm and comfort babies. Held from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Wed. July 12 at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. For more info and to register, call the hospital at 419- 660-2117 extension 6560.

Just About Horses and Donkeys, Wed. July 12, 6-7pm. Learn about health, safety, grooming and more.  Participants will get to interact with and brush a horse. Ages 8+ (adults too!) Preregistration required by July 11. Limit 8. Please wear closed toed shoes. The Barnyard, 3819 Perkins Ave, Huron.

Sandusky County Park District: Bees! July 12; 7:00-8:00pm Creek Bend Farm: Wilson Nature Center. Join our resident bee keeper, Kelly O’Connor as she shares some basics about bee keeping.

THURS JULY 13

The Sandusky High School Class of 1941 will meet for lunch on Thurs. July 13 at Danny Boy’s on Milan Rd. in Sandusky. Family members invited. For more info call (419) 627-8673. Listen to 1450 AM WLEC for weather cancellations.

100+ Women Who Care in Erie County meeting-Thurs. July 13, 2017, at Sandusky Yacht Club. Check in at 5:30pm. Members will gather quarterly for 1 hour to nominate, present and select a local non-profit organization to receive this impactful donation. Members will write their $100 check to the selected organization. With 100 women, that $10,000 will be presented to the chosen local organization. For more info, go to www.100WomenWhoCareInErieCounty.com.

Sandusky County Park District: Babies in the Parks: Wildflower Stroll. July 13; 7:00-7:45pm North Coast Inland Trail: Walter Avenue. Bring a stroller as we wind down the day with an evening stroll, looking at the plants and wildflowers of the North Coast Inland Trail. Pajamas optional!  Designed for children birth to 2 years of age and their adult companions.  Little ones will get to use all their senses to discover more about their surroundings.

SAT JULY 15

Christian Singles Fellowship hosts a CANOE TRIP, 10:30 AM. Carpool leaving from Alliance Church in Norwalk and going to Loudonville. $20 each, pack/buy lunch. Dinner at Der Dutchman. Kids welcome. Call (419) 433-0085 for more info.

Train Rides! Sat. July 15, 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.

Sandusky County Park District: Winous Point Tour July 15; 8:30am-12:00pm. Creek Bend Farm: Wilson Nature Center. Get a close up look at shorebird banding then take a tour of Winous Point, the oldest continuously operating duck hunt club in North America. Meet at Park District Main Office.

Sandusky County Park District: Nature Play July 15; 2:00-3:00pm Creek Bend Farm. An unguided play date with nature. We provide loose structure and a safe place to engage with the natural wonders in our parks. Dress to be outside.

SUN JULY 16

Sandusky County Park District: Tram on the Trail July 16; 1:00-3:00pm. Meet at Creek Bend Farm. Enjoy a ride on the North Coast Inland Trail in the Park District Tram. This is an open-air tram so the ride may be chilly, a light jacket is suggested.

MON JULY 17

Fisher-Titus Medical Center is offering a Pediatric CPR and First Aid course from 4-10 p.m. Mon. July 17 at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. Participants will learn how to recognize and treat pediatric emergencies until advanced medical personnel arrive. Pre-payment is required. To register or for more info, call Fisher-Titus at (419) 660-2646.

Walk It Out – With A Naturalist! Mon. July 17, 6:30-7:30pm. Come learn about the sights and sounds at Eagle Point with an Erie MetroParks Naturalist! Water and snacks will be provided. East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Eagle Point, 3819 Cleveland Rd, Sandusky.

TUES JULY 18

Get Fit Club – Tai Chi! Tue. July 18, 6-7pm. Join Dana Mickens for this gentle form of exercise that can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance. This class will be taught outside, unless there is bad weather and we will move inside. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

Sandusky County Park District: Back to Basics July 18; 7:00-8:00pm. Creek Bend Farm: Wilson Nature Center. Learn more about essentials oils and their uses.  Everyone will get to make their own and take them home! Program fee $10.00

WED JULY 19

MetroPark Hikers, Wed. July 19, 10:30-11:30am. Let’s go hike the trails and enjoy the summer air! There is always a chance to see local wildlife along the way. Huron River Path MetroPark, 1805 River Rd, Huron.

THURS JULY 20

Fisher-Titus Medical Center Advanced Cardiac Life Support Renewal class for healthcare professionals from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Thurs. July 20 at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. Participants must have a current CPR card. Pre-payment is required. To register or for more information, call Fisher-Titus at (419) 660-2646.

Kristi Schultz, a registered nurse from Fresenius Kidney Care Mansfield, will present “Treatment Options for Patients with Kidney Failure” from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, July 20 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. Registration is required. Call 419-775-1731 to register, or for more information

Boomers Archery, Thu. July 20, 6-8pm. 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.

Expectant parents can prepare for the birth and care of their newborns during this informative childbirth education class at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Covers topics such as: signs and stages of labor, breastfeeding vs. bottle feeding, car seat safety and basic newborn care. Classes held from 6:30-9 p.m. Thurs. July 20-Aug. 3. Pre-payment is required. For more info. and to register, call Fisher-Titus Medical Center at (419) 660-2646.

FRI JULY 21

Boomers Kayak Paddle, Fri. July 21, 1-3pm. Come and enjoy the East Sandusky Bay in a kayak with Bill our Kayak instructor. No flip flops please. Ages 50+. Registration Required. Limit 12. Those with their own paddle craft are welcome to join us. East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Eagle Point, 3819 Cleveland Rd, Sandusky. Meet at the canoe launch.

Fisher-Titus Medical Center will offer a Basic Life Support CPR training class from 1-5 p.m. Friday, July 21 or from 4-8 p.m. Monday, July 24 at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. Pre-payment is required. To register or for more information, call Fisher-Titus at (419) 660-2646.

SAT JULY 22

Sibling Education program offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 22 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. In addition to teaching children about the impact a newborn has on family life, the class also teaches brothers and sisters basic newborn care. Pre-payment is required. To register for the class, or for more information, call the hospital at (419) 660-2646.

MAYHEM AT MAINSTREET BEACH in Vermilion Sat. July 22nd, 12-9pm. Corn hole tournament with prizes, face painting, water safety demos, cook-out and free live music. Beverage cabana (beer, wine, soda, water) on the grounds.

Amvets Post 17 & Son’s of Amvets Post 17 hosts a REVERSE RAFFLE, Sat. July 22, at 6pm. Includes 2 dinners, beer & wash. Donation: $100 per ticket. Admission by ticket only. 21 & over. Grand prize – $8,000, with 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th money prizes. Half of proceeds to American Freedom Lodge for Disabled Veterans. Located at Building #1 Erie County Fair Grounds in Sandusky. For more info call (419) 366-3856.

Christian Singles Fellowship’s POWER TEAM, 7pm, Beulah Beach (6101 W. Lake Rd. in Vermilion). Freewill offering AG Pizza House in Huron. Call (419) 433-0085 for more info.

SUN JULY 23

1st Annual Synergy Club Bowling Fundraiser sponsored by the Self-Advocates of Erie County. Sun. July 23rd at 3-6pm. Help them raise money for their yearly trip to the Synergy Conference. Includes bake sale, raffle tickets (winners drawn in August),  50/50 raffle, and bowling. $20 for 3 hours of bowling, shoe rental, and pizza & pop. Located at Cedar Lanes on Cleveland Rd. Sandusky.

Sandusky County Park District: SQM July 23; 4:00-6:00pm. Wolf Creek Park; North Entrance. Assist the Park District with this ongoing research opportunity on the Sandusky River.  Participants will be collecting macro-invertebrates to help determine the health of the river.

MON JULY 24

Erie County Senior Center’s Picnic Day & Hat Day (Bring your favorite hat) July 24, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm. $3.50 donation if over age 60. $5.00 for all others.

Walk It Out – At NOMS Fitness Center! Mon. July 24, 6:30-7:30pm. We are going to beat the heat and enjoy a walk around the indoor track! Water and snacks will be provided. Meet outside the Fitness Center, NOMS, 2500 W. Strub Rd, Sandusky.

TUES JULY 25

Fisher-Titus Medical Center hosts support programs All support groups are free and open to the general public. The Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 25. For more information, please call the hospital at (419) 660-2117, Ext. 3112.

Get Fit Club – Tai Chi! Tue. July 25, 6-7pm. Join Dana Mickens for this gentle form of exercise that can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance. This class will be taught outside, unless there is bad weather and we will move inside. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

WED JULY 26

MetroPark Hikers, Wed. July 26, 10:30-11:30am. Talk a walk along the Huron River and see the gorgeous, large Sycamore trees! The Coupling MetroPark, 11618 SR 13, Milan.

Wild Things – American Bald Eagles, Wed. July 26, 1-2pm. This month, learn about the American Bald Eagle! We will go on a walk and stop at the overlook to see how many Eagles we can spot. Ages 6-12. Registration required. Limit 15 with accompanying adult.. East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Eagle Point, 3819 Cleveland Rd, Sandusky.

Just About Horses and Donkeys, Wed. July 26, 6-7pm. Learn about health, safety, grooming and more.  Participants will get to interact with and brush a horse. Ages 8+ (adults too!) Preregistration required by July 25. Limit 8. Please wear closed toed shoes. The Barnyard, 3819 Perkins Ave, Huron.

THURS JULY 27

Watercolor For Beginners – Butterflies Are Free! Thu. July 27, 10:00-11:30am. Learn basic watercolor painting techniques with Stephanie Kramer as you paint a beautiful butterfly! Cookies and lemonade provided. Ages 18+.  Registration required. Limit 7. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Firelands Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

Fisher-Titus Medical Center hosts support programs All support groups are free and open to the general public. The Stroke Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 27. For more information, please call the hospital at (419) 660-2700.

Erie County Senior Center Ice Cream Social, July 27, 4:00 – 7:00 pm. $6.00 includes: Hot dog or Coney dog, chips, beverage, and ice cream sundae or banana split.

FRI JULY 28

Enchanted Story Time! Fri. July 28, 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 will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive from noon-5 p.m., Fri. July 28 in the hospital auditorium, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. 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.

Campfire Cooking, Fri. July 28, 5-7pm. Join Cheryl and Melissa for dinner around a campfire! We will be making crescent roll wrapped hot dogs and s’mores! Registration required. Limit 15. Bring a camp chair or borrow one of ours! Edison Woods MetroPark, 8111 Smokey Rd, Berlin Heights.

Christian Singles Fellowship host Bike & Bible Night, 6:15pm. Meet at 1401 Berlin Rd. Huron. $3 for sloppy joes. Bring salad/dessert & pop to share. Kids welcome. A night of physical & spiritual exercise. Need a bike? call (419) 433-0085.

Sandusky County Park District: Girls Night Out! July 28; 7:30-10:00pm. White Star Park: Cabins. Enjoy a relaxing night out walking in the woods, learn more about owls and snacking on a campfire dessert.

MON JULY 30

Walk It Out – At The Commons Of Providence! Mon. July 31, 6:30-7:30pm. When you walk your breathing rate increases which causes oxygen to travel faster throughout your bloodstream. This helps to eliminate waste products and improves your ability to heal! Join us for a walk around the pond. Water and snacks will be provided. The Commons of Providence, 5000 Providence Dr, Sandusky.

TUES AUG 1

The City of Sandusky’s 4 Annual National Night Out TOUCH A TRUCK event, Tues. Aug. 1, 4-8PM. Explore over 80 large trucks, heavy machinery, classic cars, a variety of boats, emergency vehicles, & more! Enjoy food, face painting, bounce houses, music played by a DJ, an appearance by Ronald McDonald, & much more. Located at 611 W. Shoreline Dr.

SAT AUG 6

Vermilion Valley Vineyards’ 3rd Annual Craft and Vendor show. August 5th  from 11pm-4pm.  Set up from 9-11am in front of the winery, spots are $15 for a 10 x 10ish space. Lunch will be available for purchase.

TUES AUG 8

Firelands Regional Medical Center’s Alzheimer Support Group Annual Picnic on Tues. Aug. 8, 6 PM. Bring a covered dish. Table service, meat, buns, and beverages provided. Family members welcome. Located at the Huron River Park by the Boat Basin. RSVP to (419) 366-7528.

SAT SEPT 9

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 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.

TUES SEPT 26

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.

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.

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.

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!

Milan Public Library invites community film lovers to Moving Pictures, a film series featuring thematically challenging narrative and documentary films on select Monday nights this summer, 5:30PM, in the Milan community room. Free and open to the public. A Monster Calls, June 19, Seed: The Untold Story, July 10, Loving, July 24, and Girl Rising, July 31. More info at http://bit.ly/mbldmovingpictures

Fisher-Titus Medical Center hosts The Breastfeeding Support Group. Free and open to the general public. Will meet from 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday, June 6, June 13, June 20 and June 27. For more information, call the hospital at (419) 660-2117 Ext. 6491. June 27. For more info, please call the hospital at (419) 660-2117, Ext. 3112.

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.

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!

Sandusky Library’s TECH TUTOR. Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced user, stop by and a Tech Tutor will help with your questions. One-on-one appointments are also available by calling 419-625-3834. We can 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
– Paperless resume

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/

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 held from 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays, June 8-June 22 or from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Saturdays, June 24-July 8. Pre-payment is required. For more info and to register, call Fisher-Titus Medical Center at (419) 660-2646.

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.

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.

School may be out for the summer, but Fisher-Titus Medical Center’s Pediatric Team is “in-session” ready to provide programs designed to meet a variety of children’s needs. Programs include:

  • Adapted Cooking Camp is a week-long program designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, sensory disorders, and other neurological disorders develop social skills, language skills and problem-solving abilities. Children, ages 7 and older, will learn to meal plan and cook breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack foods. 10 a.m.-noon Monday, June 19-Thursday, June 22.
  • Sensory Friendly Safety Town is an adapted version of Safety Town for children with developmental delays, Down syndrome, attention deficits and autism spectrum disorders. Children will learn how to make safe choices when crossing the street, how to take action in emergency situations, fire safety, medication safety and more. In collaboration with Norwalk Fire, Police and Rotary. 12:30-2 p.m. Monday, June 19-Thursday, June 22. Registration deadline is June 12.
  • Drawing on Strengths is an art therapy group to help children with autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorders, anxiety and other disabilities, ages 13 years and older, develop self-awareness, coping, creativity and improve relationship skills. The children’s art is displayed at “ASK Evening of the Arts!” Friday evening, July 21. 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 20, June 27, July 11 and July 18.
  • 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. Wednesdays, June 21, June 28, July 12, July 19, July 26 and August 2.
  • Fine Motor Follies is a program that helps children who are having difficulty with drawing, cutting, coloring and writing. This group works on foundational fine motor skills and can be used as a primer for the “Printing Made Easy” group. Children must have turned four years of age by March 1 to participate in this program.  9:30-11 a.m. Fridays, June 23, June 30, July 7, July 21 and July 28.
  • Printing Made Easy is a group that incorporates all of the senses to improve basic skills involved in handwriting by utilizing the “Handwriting Without Tears” program. This program is appropriate for children, ages 5-7, already doing well with coloring, cutting, and drawing but still needing help with printing skills. 12:30-2 p.m. Fridays, June 23, June 30, July 7, July 21 and July 28.
  • Creative Campers at the Movies is a week-long program designed to help children with autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, sensory disorders and other neurological disorders develop social skills, language skills and problem-solving abilities. Children, ages 6 and older, will take part in fun summer activities and crafts, centered around kids favorite movies and characters, including: Finding Nemo, Toy Story, Beauty and The Beast, Winnie the Pooh, Inside Out and more. 10 a.m.-noon Monday, June 26-Thursday, June 29.
  • Dance and Performance Camp is a week-long dance camp culminating with a recital featured at “Ask Evening at the Arts!” Children will learn themed, structured dance routines that are fun and educational. This program is designed for children ages 5-10 with autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, sensory disorders, developmental, and neurological disorders. 10:30 a.m.-noon Monday, July 17-Friday, July 21.

Registration is required and fees apply. Call Lindsey Esker at 419-663-1975, ext. 3040, or toll-free 800-589-3862, ext. 3040 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

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.

 

Fisher-Titus Medical Center hosts support programs All support groups are free and open to the general public. The Breastfeeding Support Group will meet from 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday, June 13, June 20 and June 27. For more information, call the hospital at (419) 660-2117 Ext. 6491.

 

Carrington Arts in downtown Sandusky opens it’s 10th show on June 9, 2017, titled “In The Shadows,” a group show featuring 12 artists and includes painting, photography, drawing, assemblage and collage. The show runs from June 9-July 22 and the Opening Reception is Friday, June 9 from 6-9 PM. Refreshments and light snacks will be served. and is free to the public. Located at Carrington Arts 231 West Water Street Sandusky. 419-621-7617

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.

 

2017 LOG CABIN CONCERT SERIES, Sundays 6:30-7:30pm. Come and enjoy the music and community spirit. Bring a lawn chair. Dates of each concert as follows:

June 11 –  Fostoria Lake Plains Chorus – G-Rated

June 25 – Ottawa County Bluegrass Band

July 9 – Bradley Hoffman

July 30 – Don Crozier

August 6 -Dave Ninke

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 >http://www.huronoh.org/emailmarketer/link.php?M=741&N=431&L=80&F=H< for more information.

 

Calling all crafty people to the Bayfront Bazaar & Brew. Watch the Sandusky Sailing Club races from the bayfront 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.

The family-friendly event will be Wednesday nights from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Sandusky Bay Pavilion, 605 E. Water St. in historic downtown Sandusky.

June 14: featuring The Music Room and sponsored by Vogontz Bike Share

July 12: featuring The Lance and Jerry Show and sponsored by Brady Signs

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! Held at the Sandusky Bay Pavilion located at 605 E. Water Street in downtown Sandusky, OH. For vendor questions contact Sandusky 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:

  • June 14 – The Fossil Creek Band, performing bluegrass music
  • June 28 – Fostoria Community Band
  • July 12 – CB Singers, a vocal jazz ensemble
  • July 26 – The Rev. Robert Jones and Matt Watroba, performing American Roots Music. American Roots music reflects history, social change and hopes and dreams. Genres include folk, blues and spirituals.
  • 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. 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 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

 

JOIN US FOR SUMMER READING for ALL AGES! JUNE 5 – JULY 31. Registration required, visit Registration Desk in Children’s Services (adults can also register at the Readers’ Advisory Desk). When you register, you will receive your Reading Log and a special prize. Keep track of how much time you read (or listen to a book) and activities you do by recording them on your Reading Log. Receive one prize ticket for each hour (maximum 10 tickets) and for each activity (maximum 10 tickets). Prize tickets can be placed in the prize box of your choice for a chance to win.

The Community Auction of Erie, Huron, & Richland Counties Inc. the SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM. Beginning Mon. June 12 through Fri. August 4 (except Tues. July 4) FREE MEALS are provided to children in conjunction with the City of Sandusky Recreation Department’s Summer Playground Program. Ages 18 or under. First come first serve. For locations on when and where the meals will be given, call (419) 627- 5886 or (419) 626-6540 ext. 32

Bellevue Society for the Arts’ Children’s Theatre announces auditions for “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.,” Wed. June 21 and Mon. June 26 from 6–8:30 p.m., at 205 Maple Street, Bellevue. Callbacks, if needed, will be Wednesday, June 28 from 6–8:30 p.m. Open to all children ages 7–12 in any school system (must be 7 years-of-age by June 19, 2017, and no older than 12 years-of-age by August 13, 2017). Contact: Victoria L. Bickley, Children’s Theatre director, 419-239-7469, vicbic@bex.com Brad Rowe, Press Contact & Social Media, 419-217-0478, bellevuearts@inbox.com.

Cara Croom Elite Youth Basketball Camp for girls, June 26-30 at Jackson Jr. High in Sandusky. It is the first area youth girls basketball camp, for grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th. The camp will teach exclusive skills for the courts, and also remind them about how important education is. Contact – croomc@tiffin.edu OR (419) 515-7261.

Fisher-Titus Medical Center hosts support programs All support groups are free and open to the general public. The Breastfeeding Support Group will meet from 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday, July 4, July 11, July 18 and July 25. For more information, call the hospital at (419) 660-2117 Ext. 6491.

Erie County Senior Center’s  Indoor Flea Market. July 5, 6, 7  9 am – 12 pm. 620 E. Market St.

Sandusky Park District County’s Moonlight Canoe Trips, July 8 or 9; 7:30-9:30pm at Decoy Marsh: Meet at Park District Main Office. Experience Green Creek at night.  We will paddle to the bay and discover more about the areas history and wildlife.  Participants must register with a partner.  On-line registration is NOT available.  Call Main Office at 419-334-4495 to register. Meet at Park District Main Office

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 Dance and Performance Camp is a week-long dance camp culminating with a recital featured at “Ask Evening at the Arts!” Children will learn themed, structured dance routines that are fun and educational. Ages 5-10 with autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, sensory disorders, developmental, and neurological disorders. 10:30 a.m.-noon Monday, July 17-Friday, July 21. Registration is required and fees apply. Call Lindsey Esker at 419-663-1975, ext. 3040, or toll-free 800-589-3862, ext. 3040 for more info.

Sandusky Greenhouse Camp—In Your Own Backyard, July 24-26, 12:30-2:30pm.  Held in collaboration with the Sandusky Greenhouse, Sandusky Recreation Department, Erie MetroParks and Master Gardeners of Erie County. Your child will learn about plants native to his or her own “backyard”.  Campers will create a mini garden, take a field trip to Washington Park, and tour the Sandusky Greenhouse! Snacks every day! Grades 2-5. Registration required. Contact the Sandusky Recreation Dept. at 419-627-5886. Cost: Resident $10.00, Non-resident $15.00

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.

 

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