Saturday , 20 October 2018

Community Focus



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

DAILY EVENTS

FRI OCT 19

Sand Art

White Star Park: Beach- Relive your summer memories and play in the sand. Bring an 8″ x 10″ picture frame and 3 pillar candles to make your own sand art masterpieces. Registration required at www.lovemyparks.com between 5:30-12:00noon

Art Fix: Heraldry *RR [ C ][ YA ]

Join us for a combined lecture and hands-on art class as we try our hand at creating our own heraldry. Ages 11-18. Registration required. Friday, 3:00PM-4:30PM Milan Library

Swiss Steak Dinner

Come out to St. John’s UCC corner of Mason & Thomas Roads Milan, OH from 4:30-7 pm for the swiss steak dinner with bake sale and white elephant sale! Ticket Prices are $10.00.

SAT OCT 20

Ohio Young Birders Club Holding Big Sit/Big Day

Central Chapter Big Day
Clear Creek and Battelle Darby Metroparks: Participants of a Big Sit hang out in a 15-foot diameter circle and try to identify the birds that they see and hear from a single location. During a Big Day, the group visits multiple locations to maximize the number of species that can be seen in a single calendar day. Supporters can donate to the OYBC by pledging an amount for every species that is seen during the event.

OUTDOOR MOVIE PARK
Located at Castalia Quarry MetroPark from 6-9 pm.

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser!

Bring your kids and/or grandkids! Buzz Lightyear & Mr. Incredible will be available for photos. Advance tickets $5, at the door $7 and all proceeds benefits Meals-on-Wheels. Located at Erie County Senior Center 620 E. Water St, Sandusky between 9-11am.

Featuring: Choice of pancake flavors:                      and:

Regular                                                 Sausage

Pumpkin Spice                                   Scrambled Eggs

Cake Batter                                         Beverage

Blueberry Topped

Haunted Library: Presented by the Teen Advisory Board [ C ][ YA ][ A ]

Can you make it through the haunted library? The Teen Advisory Board presents a fearsome floor full of scares. Come see for yourself! All ages. Saturday,12:00PM-2:00PM Milan Library

CHRISTIAN SINGLES FELLOWSHIP

Trip to Amish country located at the Norwalk Alliance Church SR 250 S Norwalk. Pack a lunch, begins at 9:15am. After shopping we will eat supper at Mrs.Yonder’s rest.  Kids welcomed.

68th ANNUAL FREEDOM FUND BANQUET DEFEAT HATE: VOTE

Speaker will be Dr. Jerome Reide. Ticket $45 adults, Youth $10. Located at castaway bay resort 1200 Cleveland rd starting 6pm. More info call 419-625-5056.

SUN OCT 21

Bird Banding

Creek Bend Farm: Join staff researcher, Tom Kashmer, as he bands fall migratory birds.  Registration required at www.lovemyparks.com between 8:00am-11:00am.

MON OCT 22

Senior Stroll

White Star Park: Beach Area- Enjoy a leisurely stroll through various parks in search of wildlife. Registration required at www.lovemyparks.com between 9:00-10:00am.

SENIOR MEN’S CLUB

Penny Nixon – ERIE COUNTY PROTECTIVE SERVICES:  held at the Senior Center, 620 Water Street, Sandusky. We start at 9:45 am and we adjourn at 11:00 am.

Milan’s Morning Moment: How to Walk Away [ A ]

Join us as we discuss How to Walk Away: A Novel by Katherine Center. Don’t let the hustle and bustle of daily life get between you and this fun, casual club! If you enjoy a good read with good company, then stop by to see if our group is the right fit for you. All are welcome. Monday, 10:00AM-11:00AM Milan Library

Navigating Your iPad [ TECH ][ A ]

Learn iPad basics, such as settings adjustment, adding and deleting apps, and more! If bringing your device, please bring all account passwords. Monday, 11:00AM-12:00PM & 6:00PM-7:00PM Milan Library

TUE OCT 23 & WED OCT 24

Full Moon Canoe Float
Decoy Marsh: Meet at Countryside Park: Main Office Experience Green Creek at night. We will paddle to the bay and discover more about the area’s history and wildlife. Participants must register with a partner. 15 years of age and older. On-line registration is NOT available. Call Main Office at 419-334-4495 to register. Meet at Park District Main Office. Registration required at www.lovemyparks.com between 6:00-9:00pm.

WED OCT 24

Sandusky County Prostate Cancer Support Group

Our next support group meeting will be at 7 PM at Pro Med Memorial Hospital. Wifes and significant others are encouraged to attend.  For more information contact Ken Missler 419 559 1171 —  Wilson Forney 419 355 8860—- Jim Piercefield 419 262 5663

BICENTENNIAL BANTER
Carousel Horses & Sandusky; presented by Sandusky Merry-Go-Round Museum 6-7 PM at the Sandusky State Theater, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. This series explores Sandusky through the ages with educational and fun historic discussions. Sandusky museums and area experts will lead the talk and a question and answer session will be held at the end. All events take place at Drinks will be available for purchase.

Full Moon Hike
River Cliff Park: Enjoy a walk under the Full Hunter’s Moon. We will discuss moon facts and folklore. Registration required at www.lovemyparks.com between 7:00-8:00pm.

An Evening with Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits [ A ]

Join us for an evening with Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits (O.R.B.S) – one of Ohio’s top paranormal teams! Learn about paranormal research with documented evidence including photos, videos, and audio clips. Wednesday, 7:00PM-9:00PM Milan Library

THE CORNERSTONE CHORALE & BRASS

A WIDELY ACCLAIMED PROFESSIONAL TOURING ENSEMBLE, WILL PRESENT A NEW CONCERT PRODUCTION, 6:30 pm at ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH, 503 COLUMBUS AVE., SANDUSKY, OHIO. THE PROGRAM FEATURES A UNIQUE AND POWERFUL COMBINATION OF TRADITIONAL CHORAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC WITH NARRATION – WOVEN TOGETHER WITH NEWLY COMPOSED MUSICAL SUPPORTING THEMES.  THE 2018 CONCERTS OFFER A UNIQUE FAITH EXPERIENCE REFLECTING ON ARCHIBALD MACLEISH’S FAMOUS WORK DESCRIBING THE JULY 1969 APOLLO 11 MOON LANDING:  “TO SEE THE EARTH AS IT TRULY IS,…IS TO SEE OURSELVES AS RIDERS ON THE EARTH TOGETHER: BROTHERS [AND SISTERS] IN THE ETERNAL COLD. ” NEW YORK MUSIC CRITIC KEN SMITH WROTE OF CORNERSTONE  IS THE CREATION OF ITS CONDUCTOR,  DR. BRUCE VANTINE . THE 30 ARTISTS INCLUDE EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL PERFORMERS FROM ACROSS THE UNITED STATES.   BRUCE VANTINE’S CORNERSTONE CHORALE & BRASS  HAS MORE THAN 460 PERFORMANCES TO ITS CREDIT AND IS CURRENTLY ON ITS 19TH TOUR INCLUDING CONCERTS IN 20 CITIES IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES.  NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS REQUESTED.

THUR OCT 25

Book Bites: The War That Saved my Life [ C ]

Readers ages 8-12 are welcome to join us for a snack and chat about a great book.  Please pick up a copy of Kimberly Brubaker Bradley’s The War That Saved my Life at the front desk. Thursday, 3:00PM-4:00PM Berlin Library

Perler Palooza [ YA ]

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. Thursday, 3:00PM-4:00PM Berlin Library

American Red Cross Blood Drive [ A ]

The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give Blood.™ The American Red Cross will be holding a BLOOD DRIVE at the Milan Public Library. Please stop by to donate blood anytime between 1:00PM – 6:00PM. For more information about donating blood, call 1-800-589-2286. Thursday, 1:00PM-6:00PM Milan Library

SUN OCT 26

Blood Drive at Firelands Regional Medical Center

From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The blood drive will be held at South Campus, 1912 Hayes Ave., in the Education classroom (first floor). Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call 419-557-7523.

CHRISTIAN SINGLES FELLOWSHIP

Last Bike and Bible fun night at Karson’s home 1401 Berlin Rd. Huron, sloppy joes provided. Please bring dish! Starting at 6:15. Kids always welcomed

MON OCT 27

Bellevue Eagles Annual Craft

Vendor show Saturday, 9am till 3 pm. Free admission, lunch available, door prizes
every 1/2 hour, 50/50 raffle. process to benefit scholarship program. over 30 venders and crafters. something for everyone. contact  Pam Sieselfor more info at: 419-681-2065

SANDUSKY COMMUNITY BABY SHOWER

There will be door  prizes, raffles, brunch provided healthy pregnancy tools and resources, and safe sleep demonstration.  Also each family will get baby gift bags. Space is limited and you must rsvp. Located at Sandusky Community Church of the Nazarene 1617 Milan Rd. between 10am-1pm.

Spooktacular Halloween Party [ C ]

Dress up in your favorite costumes for our

Children’s Halloween Party for ages 0-12. Play fiendishly fun games, enjoy an assortment of crafts, and nosh on terrifyingly tasty treats. Saturday, 11:00AM-1:00PM Milan Library

4th Annual St. Peter Spooktacular 5K and Kids Fun Run

Grab your favorite costume and get ready for a scary good time. The St. Peter Spooktacular 5K and Kids Pumpkin Fun Run , presented by Sandusky Wellness, is back and bigger and better than ever. Registration is only $20 for the 5K, or $10 for the Kids Fun Run and both include a commemorative race t-shirt. Prizes are also awarded in the 5K for the overall top male and female winners, and the top three runners in each age group (8 years and under, 9 years, 10 years, 11 years, 12-13 years, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and older). All Kids Fun Run participants will receive a free treat bag. Costumes are welcomed and encouraged for all participants. Registration at 8am , 5k run 9am, kid run 10am. To register, or to learn more about this fun event, log on to StPeter5K.com.

DOGGY PLAY DATE

Come on and enjoy a fun day with your or foster dogs at Conway Dog Park between 11am-1pm.

11TH ANNUAL VINE & DINE

Vine and dine is all about the animals but will have plenty of fun for the owners as well. There will be abundant appetizers, wine/beer/ale tasting, silent auction, live auction, bonus raffles and grand prize drawing. Tickets are $40.00 per person and you can get them buy going online at https://huroncountyhumanesociety.ticketleap.com/2018. Located at Norwalk Custom Order Furniture, 100 Furniture Pkwy,. Norwalk special event hall between 6-9pm. Special musical guest will be The Divots.

SUN OCT 28

“Elizabeth Keckley, Mary Todd Lincoln’s Dressmaker”

This event  will be presented by Elizabeth Washington of the Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center, Findlay, Ohio at TJ Willies of Tiffin at 4 pm. Dinner for those who wish will follow at 5 pm.

Sons Of AMVETS

The 5th annual Octoberfest sponsored by Matthews Ford start 12-5pm. There will be raffles, 50/50s, German cuisine, family band and other entertainment. Located at 307 Putnam st, Sandusky ohio.

Ohio Young Birders Club Holding Big Sit/Big Day

NW Chapter Big Sit Secor Metropark: Participants of a Big Sit hang out in a 15-foot diameter circle and try to identify the birds that they see and hear from a single location. During a Big Day, the group visits multiple locations to maximize the number of species that can be seen in a single calendar day. Supporters can donate to the OYBC by pledging an amount for every species that is seen during the event. Between 1-5pm.

Bird Banding
Creek Bend Farm: Join staff researcher, Tom Kashmer, as he bands fall migratory birds. Registration required at www.lovemyparks.com between 8:00am-11:00am.

KIWANIS CLUB

All you can eat pancake breakfast. $7 per ticket, 1 child age 10 and under eat free with each purchased ticket! Located at Sandusky High School between 7:30am-1pm.

MON OCT 29

SENIOR MEN’S CLUB
Michael Brumbaugh – MICHAEL BRUMBAUGH COMPANY: Held at the Senior Center, 620 Water Street, Sandusky. We start at 9:45 am and we adjourn at 11:00 am.

STEM Spectacular [ C ]

Join us for fun activities focused on science, technology, engineering and math. This month we will making catapults and checking out the new STEM cart. Monday, 3:00PM-4:00PM Milan Library

DIY Travel Watercolor Palette (Planner Peeps Society) *RR [ YA ][ A ]

Create your own travel watercolor kit with eyeshadow palettes and your own favorite color schemes. Materials provided. Registration required. Monday,  6:00PM-7:30PM Milan Library

TUE OCT 30

A Quiet Place | Rated PG-13 (Screen Gems) [ A ]

A family must navigate their lives in silence to avoid mysterious creatures that hunt by sound. Knowing that even the slightest whisper or footstep can bring death, Evelyn (Emily Blunt) and Lee (John Krasinski) are determined to find a way to protect their children at all costs while they desperately search for a way to fight back. Tuesday, 6:00PM-8:00PM Milan Library

THURS NOV 1

The Amherst Lions Club

Their 10th annual Lasagna Dinner fundraiser at Amherst Junior High School from 4:30 to 7:00pm.  Tickets are $10.00 each, 3 and under free.  The meal includes meat or vegetable lasagna, tossed salad, roll, dessert and beverage. Dine in or take-out available. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit Valor Home of Lorain County that provides transitional housing for male veterans, and Project Lifesaver of Lorain County, a program that assists safety forces to quickly locate individuals with autism, Alzheimer’s or other dementia, who have wandered away from home and become disoriented and lost. A free art exhibit will also be on display of posters created by the Amherst Junior High School students of Ms. Staci Peltz’s art classes. These posters are the first round competition of the Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Free vision screenings, particularly for young children, will be available.  No reservations needed and no dinner purchase required.  The Lions will also be collecting unwanted, used eyeglasses, including sunglasses. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Amherst Lions or Steele Leo Club members. Tickets will also be available at the door but reservations are encouraged by calling 440-396-5431, or by email at: amherstohiolions@gmail.com.

LORAIN COUNTY BUSINESS EXPO
The Lorain County Chamber of Commerce announces 4th Annual Business Expo, held at Tom’s Country Place in Avon from 3:00pm – 7:00pm. The aim of the EXPO is simple- to provide exhibitors and attendees an opportunity to network, collaborate, learn about and promote Lorain County businesses. This year’s Expo is sure to be a great success with over 650+ expected in attendance. The Business Expo will feature over 110 exhibitors.

SAT NOV 3

CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST DINNER

Castalia congregational ucc roast beef dinner serving 4-7pm. $10 adults, $5 children. We look forward to seeing you!  Located at 205 Main St Castalia Ohio.

Ohio Young Birders Club Holding Big Sit/Big Day

The Ohio Young Birders Club (OYBC) will be holding their 12 th annual statewide conference. This year’s conference will be held at Grange Insurance Audubon Center in Columbus. The conference includes presentations by student members, a keynote address by a regional, national, or international youth conservation leader, and field trip outings. For those who are interested in learning more about OYBC or if you know a fledgling young birder who might be interested in joining the OYBC, visit ohioyoungbirders.org or call statewide coordinator Laura Guerard at 419-898-4070 ext. 203.

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PARISH FALL FUN NIGHT

This year guests will “travel” to the “Islands of Wonder” to enjoy the nuances of “An Evening in Polynesia”! Guests will be transported to Polynesia as they experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of the.  A progressive raffle will take place which allows ticket holders 5 chances to win monetary prizes of up to $2,000.00.  Another major prize, which will remain a mystery, will also be awarded.  Tickets for the progressive raffle and the mystery prize are available prior to the event in the parish office as well as during the party. General admission at the door is $12.50 per person.  Or for a little added luxury, a table for eight can be reserved in advance for $130 through the Immaculate Conception Church parish office.  A table reservation will include tropical cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and party favors. Age 21 and over. If you would like more information regarding the Immaculate Conception Evening in Polynesia ticket sales and raffle ticket sales, please feel free to contact the parish office at 419-483-3417.  This exciting event will take place on Saturday in the Immaculate Conception School Gymnasium beginning at 5:30pm.

3RD ANNUAL BEER, BACON & BUCKEYE WALK

The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 3rd Annual Vermilion Beer, Bacon & Buckeye Walk.  This event will bring a great deal of awareness to all of the businesses that are participating.  Patrons will purchase tickets and be given a map of all the participating businesses.  As shoppers stroll through the beautiful downtown area they can stop and see what your business offers, all the while collecting delicious treats along the way.  Even though your business may not be in the downtown area you can still participate by setting up a table.  Just let us know and we will make the arrangements to partner with a downtown business.  Vermilion Chamber members are free; non-members will be $25 per business (space is limited). Each sample of craft beer and/or bacon appetizers you give away you will sign or initial corresponding number/business name on the map.  Patrons who get their map signed/initialed by all participating business will be placed in a drawing for the gift basket.  Please make sure you are giving away your sample only to a patron wearing the Vermilion Chamber wrist band.  Individuals under the age of 21 will have a different color wrist band to denote underage. We are asking for an item or gift certificate from your business to go into the gift basket.  The only other cost to a participating business will be the bacon and/or craft beer sample you will be giving away. Some examples of giveaways could be maple bacon donuts, chocolate covered bacon, mini BLTS, anything that contains bacon, craft beer samples etc.  Be as creative as you like.  This is your time to “SHINE” as a business and to promote your business.  Include your business information to insure return customers. We have sold 150 tickets so far.  Please call the Vermilion Chamber office at (440) 967-4477, fax (440) 794-6692, or email vermilionchamber1@gmail.com by October 20th, 2018.  Let us know at that time if you will need us to make arrangements for a space to set-up if not located downtown.  Please help us in our partnership to bring more business to the City of Vermilion! 11-4pm

TIFFIN ART GUILD

Carol Hoffman Exhibit Opening 4 to 6 pm

TUES NOV 6

BONSAI CLUB
6:30 PM at Osborn Park Frost Center. Soil Night-Pie & ice cream night-nominations & elections for Club Officers, door prizes. Visitors and new members welcome. For more info call (419) 271-0717.

TIFFIN ART GUILD

Basic Drawing Session 1 – 6 to 8:30 pm

THUR NOV 8

FOR YOUR HEALTHKidneyCare365: An Introduction to Kidney Disease

Support Groups Thursday, Nov. 8, 1 – 3 p.m. Registration required. Call 844-441-3444 or register on-line.

SAT NOV 10

VINE & DINE
Huron County Humane Society’s 11th annual Vine & Dine from 6-9 pm. Musical entertainment, dinner, wine tastings, beer/ale tastings, silent auction, live auction, bonus raffles, and final grand prize drawing. Located at the Norwalk Custom Order Furniture Special Events Hall.

TIFFIN ART GUILD

2nd Saturday for Students 10 am to Noon

SUN NOV 11

MODEL TRAIN SHOW

Norwalk & western RR bring this event to you at the Ehove Career Center, 316 west mason rd Milan Ohio, between 10am-3pm. Admission is $5 for 10 years old and older. We will have over 175 model trains of all sizes. Open membership available, call 419 706 8038 for more info.

MON NOV 12

MAKE A VET SMILE DAY

Stefano Dental is hosting free dental services for veteran’s on Mon Nov. 12….giving back to the military  including dental x-rays, exams, cleanings, fillings, root canals, and extractions. Services are provided on a first come, first basis. For more information, go to www.stefanodental.com.

TUE NOV 13

TIFFIN ART GUILD

Basic Drawing Session 2 – 6 to 8:30 pm

WED NOV 14

BICENTENNIAL BANTER
Stories & History of Sandusky’s Downtown Shoreline; presented by the Sandusky Library 6-7 PM at the Sandusky State Theater, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. This series explores Sandusky through the ages with educational and fun historic discussions. Sandusky museums and area experts will lead the talk and a question and answer session will be held at the end. All events take place at Drinks will be available for purchase.

SAT NOV 17

EIRE COUNTY CHRISTMAS KICKOFF

Come help children in Eire county who have been effected by the opioid epidemic . Musical talent is brought to you by Tight Wadd and the Xperience. Free appetizers, 50/50, raffles, silent auction and more! Presale tickets are $10, at the door tickets are $15. Event starts at 7pm and is located at Barrel House Salon 101 E. Shoreline Dr. Sandusky.

MON NOV 19

TIFFIN ART GUILD

Monthly Meeting 7 pm Nov 20 Basic Drawing Session 3 – 6 to 8:30 pm

THUR NOV 22

10th FREE Community Thanksgiving Dinner

On Thanksgiving Day, there will be a FREE Thanksgiving Dinner available to ALL. The dinner will be held between 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the Woodmore High School Cafeteria located at 633 Fremont St. Elmore, OH. The menu includes: turkey, mashed potatoes & gravy, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, dinner roll, Homemade pumpkin pie & desserts of all kinds. It is put on and sponsored by local churches, businesses, community organizations, and many volunteers. Last year, there were over 400 in attendance and we expect 500 this year. Everyone is welcome, so come for the joy in community, fellowship and a wonderful meal! For those who are able, there will be collections for canned goods to support our local food pantries and unwrapped toys to give to Anyone who would like to donate their time for this event, please contact Robin Hindall at: teaministries@yahoo.com.

FRI NOV 23

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Friday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Walk-ins welcome as schedule permits. Call 1-800-733-2767 for an appointment.

MON NOV 24

Sandusky’s Pregame Tradition

The chance to run/walk O-H and I O returns in 2018 to downtown Sandusky for fans of the Scarlet and Gray. And there’s even a block M route for those supporting the Maize and Blue. The unique street grid of Sandusky gives Buckeye and Wolverine fans a pregame event for the second annual Dot the i, Block the M walk/run. Online Registration available here: https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Sandusky/DotBlock2018

Participants start at Central Park near Cameo Pizza and begin their GPS at the start of the race. The course will include markings and signs along the way until participants finish the 4-5 mile walk or run. Aid stations will include water and hot chocolate as the participants cheer and jeer each other on their respective routes. Those ‘Dotting the i’ will have a photo finish as they put on a Sousaphone to cap off their achievement. Finishers of both courses will receive a finisher medal provided by Buckeye Broadband.

Bring the kids as this is a family-friendly event. Children will be given a “Dot-to-Dot the i” or “Dot-to-Block the M” to follow the route while walking with family.

Awards will be given for the first male and female finishers from each course as well as most-spirited fan for each team.

All preregistered participants will receive a long-sleeved shirt, finisher medal, and be treated to an after-party for the race.  The after party will also serve as a pre-party for The Game as Ohio State and Michigan face off for one of the country’s best rivalries.

The event benefits the United Way of Erie County. Event begins at 8am.

MON NOV 26

ADULT LOTTERY HUNT
An annual lottery drawing held for adults only for a deer gun hunt November 26th through November 30th. The hunt will take place in sections of Edison Woods MetroPark in Berlin Heights, Ohio, from ½ hour before sunrise to noon. Interested adult (18+) hunters may apply. Applicants need to clearly print their name, address, phone number, birth date and whether you are mobility impaired on the letter with the words “Edison Woods Controlled Deer Hunt” labeled at the top. The letter must be postmarked by October 5th 2018 and include a $5 application fee to qualify. Mail to: Erie MetroParks, ATTN: Tara Kauffman, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron, Ohio 44839 with a $5 application fee of either cash or check (made out to Erie MetroParks). For more info visit: https://eriemetroparks.org/hunt/

THUR DEC 1

TIFFIN ART GUILD

Holiday Art Boutique 10 am to 3 pm & Kids Crafts

THUR DEC 8

TIFFIN ART GUILD

2nd Saturday for Students 10 am to Noon

WED DEC 26

JIM BRICKMAN 22ND HOLIDAY TOUR
Piano sensation brings “A Joyful Christmas” to Cleveland at Severance Hall at 7:30 pm. Delivering the sounds and spirit of the season with carols, classics, and original songs. Bring your family, friends, or that special someone to celebrate the faith, love, and togetherness that we value the most this time of year and share it with the celebration of “A Joyful Christmas”. For tickets visit JimBrickman.com/tour.

SAT April 6

READ LOCAL BOOKFAIR

Calling all local authors!!! This event provides a showcase for local writers, connects authors with interested readers, provides networking for authors, educates the public on the writing process, offers an inside look to publishing, and gives readers an opportunity to purchased signed books. For all critera and rules please visit www.sanduskylib.org. Deadline is February 1, 2019. 10:30am-12:30pm – Author Panel 1-3pm – Book Fair.

 

NON-DATED EVENTS

A CALL FOR ARTISTS – HOLIDAY ART BOUTIQUE – TIFFIN ART GUILD

A CALL FOR ARTISTS – The Tiffin Art Guild & Gallery in Tiffin OH invites you to enter the 3nd Annual Holiday Art Boutique which will be held on Saturday, December 1 from 10 am to 3 pm.   This show will be held in our gallery in downtown Tiffin at 130 S Washington St, near the Empire Restaurant. This art show is a great opportunity for artists to display and sell their work when the Christmas shopping season is underway. There will be a parade in town that morning which will bring many shoppers to town. We will have free make and take crafts for children available from 11 am to 1 pm. For more information email tiffinartguild@att.net or call Jill Groves 419 902 7966  Entry forms are available on the website tiffinartguild.org & Facebook:  Tiffin Art Guild  419 443 0478

TICKET RAFFLE

WIN A 2019 ERIE COUNTY  DOG LICENSE $1.00 EACH AND 6 FOR $5.00 All proceeds benefit our medical fund for our dogs at our shelter. Tickets on sale oct 22-nov 30th 2900 columbus ave Sandusky.

EARLY VOTING

The Erie County Board of Elections absentee/in-person early voting days and hours for the weeks of October 15 th and October 22 nd are: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. When mailing ballots back to the Board of Elections, please take them into the post office to ensure that the ballots are postmarked. Please call the Erie County Board of Elections office at 419-627-7601 for additional information or questions.

TIFFIN ART GUILD

Carol Hoffman Exhibit (NOV 3- DEC 1)

EIRE COUNTY BOARD

The Erie County Board of Elections absentee/in-person early voting days and hours for the week of October 10th are: Wednesday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. When mailing ballots back to the Board of Elections, please take them into the post office to ensure that the ballots are postmarked. Please call the Erie County Board of Elections office at 419-627-7601 for additional information or questions.

FIRELANDS REGIONAL HEALTH

Firelands Regional Health System is pleased to announce that they have received federal awards from the Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA) to help in the opioid crisis that is effecting not only Erie County, but the entire state of Ohio. Firelands Regional Medical Center was awarded $750,000 over three years under the Rural Health Opioid Program.  The main goals and objectives of this project is to increase the identification of individuals with opioid use disorder, increase engagement in treatment, increase retention in treatment, and decrease fragmentation of care within the community. To learn more about the behavioral health program at Firelands Counseling & Recovery Services, please visit firelands.com/mentalhealth

GRAND OPENING – “THE BLACK & WHITE SHOW”

An Art Competition, Open House & Exhibition

Open House: October 6, 2018 from 4 to 6 pm

Exhibition continues through October 27

Location: Tiffin Art Guild, 130 S Washington St, Tiffin OH 44883

Tiffin OH – Area artists have created in black, white & shades of grey for this popular exhibition. These works of art have been judged and will be on display beginning October 6 at the Tiffin Art Guild & Gallery, 130 S Washington St. Awards will be presented at 5 pm. To continue the theme, attendees to the Open House are asked to wear black and white.  Light refreshments will be served.

The Exhibit will continue after the Open House until October 27 during regular TAG Gallery hours of Noon to 4 pm Wednesday through Saturday.

Meet-Ups

Mondays, Oct. 8 – Dec. 3, 6-7 p.m. Free, 9-week training plan to culminate with the Jingle Bell Run on Dec. 8 in Sandusky. For more information, contact Niki Cross at419-663-6775, ext. 1026, or ncross@norwalkoh.com.

Diabetes Self Management Education Program

Physician referral required. Fees apply. For information, call 419-660-2596

Free Blood Pressure Screenings (Based on staff availability)

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fisher-Titus Home Health Center 28 Executive Dr., Norwalk Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fisher-Titus Family Medicine 2114 State Route 113 East, Milan, Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. – Noon Fisher-Titus Family Medicine 187 W. Main St., New London

Berlin Public Library  |  Mondays  |  6:00PM – 7:00PM

Story Time  [  Children’s Services  ]

Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and SMART Board activities.

Milan Public Library  |  Tuesdays  |  10:30PM – 11:00PM

Twist & Shout  [  Children’s Services  ]

Swing by Milan Library and groove at our interactive dance party for little ones and their caretakers.

Berlin Public Library  |  Tuesdays  |  3:00PM – 4:00PM

Teen Trivia Tuesday  [  Teen Services  ]

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!

Milan Public Library  |  Fridays  |  10:30AM – 11:30AM

Story Time  [  Children’s Services  ]

Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and SMART Board activities

TECH TUTOR
Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 p.m. at Sandusky Library. Drop by for a quick session with one of our Tech Tutors who can:
– help you use your tablet, smartphone, iPad, or laptop
– use the features on your online Library account to renew items and place holds
– search the Library catalog or databases and download eBooks, audiobooks, movies, or music
(you can do this with Hoopla, too!)
– search the internet or set up an email account
– use the features on the Ohio Means Jobs website
– get started with Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
First Tuesday of each month at 9:30 am. Located at St. Stephen United Church of Christ, 905 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky. For more info call Jane at (419) 624-1171.

ERIE COUNTY EARLY STAGE TRANSITIONS GROUP
For persons experiencing mild memory loss. Third Tuesday of each month at 11 am. Located at Sandusky Community Church of the Nazerene, 1617 Milan Ave., Sandusky. For more info call Brenda at 1-800-272-3900.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
Fourth Tuesday of each month at 9:30 am. Located at Carriage House, 175 Shady Lane Dr., Norwalk. For more info call Stephnaie at (419) 660-2681.

BAYFRONT BAZAAR & BREW
What could be better than watching the Sandusky Sailing Club races from the bayfront while shopping for handmade goods, listening to live music, enjoying local food truck grub with access to area-brewed craft beers? 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. This year’s breweries include Catawba Island Brewing, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Sibling Revelry Brewing, Bait House Brewing and a wild card night later in the season.
September 12: featuring Eric Sowers and sponsored by Brady Electric

HAUNTED MANSFIELD
This year, for the first time ever, neophytes can dive headfirst into the world of the supernatural with Ghost Hunting classes at Ohio State Reformatory. Taught by expert paranormal investigator Sherri Brake, classes are $115 per person and take place at 1 and 4 p.m. Sept. 1. Students receive hands-on training in professional ghost hunting techniques, including proper protocol; how to use ghost hunting equipment, document evidence and communicate with entities; and local paranormal history and lore. After class, the group will return to the Reformatory for a private ghost hunt from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., allowing newly minted paranormal investigators to test out their newfound skills. Not for the faint of heart – or for travelers under age 13. New this year, Ghost Hunts are presented in two categories, including the Ghost Hunt Challenge, offered for first-time hunters beginning April 14 at $70. Intermediate/Advanced hunts are $100, begin April 21 and are open to those who have attended three or more ghost hunts, walks or classes in the past. Ghost Walks are available beginning April 20 for $25/adults and $20 for youths age 13-17. Doors open at 7 and 9:30 p.m., with walks beginning at 8 and 10:30 p.m.

ERIE METROPARKS CELEBRATES 50 YEARS
Throughout 2018 Erie Metroparks will celebrate its anniversary with public events in addition to the nearly 400 programs offered to the public as part of its ongoing commitment to education and experience of Ohio’s natural resources. Follow their social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay informed about programs and events & more. For more info visit www.eriemetroparks.org.

STOP THE BLEED CLASSES
1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12. In an effort to encourage and educate bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency. $15 per person. Optional supplies, including tourniquets, will be available for purchase. Located at FRMC South Campus, 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, in the Education Room.

CITY OF SANDUSKY WINTER KICKOFF
November 23-25, 2018. Go to Sandusky2018.com.

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

Down Syndrome of Sandusky Children’s Play and Support Group Meeting.  Please join us the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6-8pm 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.

Sanduskian’s urged to “grow” their spirit for Bicentennial

The Sandusky Bicentennial celebration will pay homage once again to the city’s sesquicentennial by hosting a Beardcentennial Contest. The contest starts Saturday, September 1 (World Beard Day) and ends November 23 during the city’s Holiday Lighting Ceremony.

Categories include:

  • Best End of Year Growth: Beards grown from the first week of September to the Lighting Ceremony on November 23. Participants must take a photo at the start of growing with a print edition of a Sandusky Register from the first week of September. Pictures can be posted at the City of Sandusky Facebook Page, texted to 419.515.1089 or e-mailed to mspriggs@ci.sandusky.oh.us. Contestants will be judged on before and after beards.
  • Best Beard- Contestants judged on the best beard in Sandusky.
  • Longest Beard- Beards will be measured from chin to longest point.
  • Best Mustache- Contestants will be judged on the best mustache, with or without a beard.
  • Worst Facial Hair- Can’t grow a beard? This category is for you. Contestant will be judged on their effort of trying to grow a beard for the Beardcentennial.
  • Crowd Favorite- The audience will select their favorite from the entire contest.

The Sandusky Area Sesquicentennial Beard Contest took place in 1968 and winners received a mug for their efforts. Similar prizes will be awarded for the 2018 Beardcentennial Contest.

EIRE COUNTY CHILDREN SERVICES

We are preparing to get Christmas presents for our children. You can donated money, gifts, or even get a certain kids wish list and shop for them. Please call Kristen Lindsey for questions (419)-627-5306.

FREE ACCESS TO ONLINE EDUCATIONAL COURSES

Sandusky Library is now offering cardholders free access to online educational courses from Lynda.com.Now owned by LinkedIn, Lynda.com has been the leading provider of online learning content for 20 years. The service has more than 12,000 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. The video courses are taught by industry experts and are designed for any skill level. Lynda.com also offers more than 50 different learning paths to help users stay ahead in their current job or change careers.“It’s free to patrons, so if you have an account with us all you need is your library card number and PIN,” said Molly Carver, Executive Director, Sandusky Library.  “Through the Library’s website (sanduskylib.org) you can access Lynda.com from any location, using any device, with an internet connection.”Lynda.com courses are available for dozens of popular software and developer tools, including:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.)
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, etc.)
  • Latest versions of popular operating systems such as Windows 10, iOS, Android, Linux
  • Coding and markup languages such as C, Java, Python, Ruby, MySQL, HTML, CSS, and PHP

 

In addition, Lynda.com offers courses on business topics and personal advancement, such as:

  • Job hunting and résumé or cover letter writing
  • Business skills, communication, marketing and leadership
  • Data analysis, cloud computing, and server management
  • Creative arts including 3D animation, video editing, photography and more

“Lynda.com is a statewide initiative made available with cooperation of The Ohio Library Council, The Ohio Public Library Information Network, and the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development.  Providing Lynda.com is another way that we support the local community and small businesses in our area,” said Carver.  “Whether you want  to sharpen your skills for work or learn a new skill for personal useLynda.com can provide the instruction you need, and, it’s free with your library card.” September is National Library Card Sign-up Month. Stop in Sandusky Library for a library card start learning with Lynda.com.

VERMILION CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS SEEKING BOARD MEMBERS

The VCC Nominating Committee will soon meet to consider candidates to fill anticipated vacancies on the VCC Board of Directors. If you have an interest in representing your chamber colleagues as a director on this board, please let me hear from you by Thursday September 20, 2018). Just send me an email with a sentence or two expressing why you would be a good candidate. But before you do that, here are a few items you should know about.

  1. You must be a member in good standing, with dues paid current and a VCC member for at least one year.
  2. This is for a 3-year term commencing Nov. 1, 2018 until October 31, 2021.
  3. You are expected to make every effort to attend regularly scheduled and special board meetings. There are six scheduled board meetings each year  ( The exact meeting venues for 2018/19 have not yet been determined.) The meetings are held in local businesses the First Thursday every other month at 8:30am.
  4. Officers and Directors cover their own expenses associated with these meetings.
  5. From the VCC Constitution: “Qualificationsof an individual being considered for nomination as a director or officer shall include caliber of service to the community he or she represents, attendance at VCC functions, level and quality of participation on VCC committees, and, in the event that these factors shall be judged equal between persons under consideration by the Nominating Committee, length of membership in VCC shall be the deciding factor.”

Still interested? I need to hear from you by Thursday, September 20th.

If you need more information, feel free to give me a call at 440.967.4477 or via email at vermilionchamber1@gmail.com.

THIRD THURSDAY 2018

Music from 6:30 PM until sunset with lots of different musical groups performing ABSOLUTELY FREE for your browsing and listening pleasure among the shops, boutique’s and restaurants of quaint and historic downtown Vermilion, Ohio.  The festivities will again be centered at the intersection of state routes 6 and 60 downtown and extend in all directions. There’s lots of flowers and artwork to browse, a huge variety of music and fun, culminating in a great sunset over Lake Erie.  This is most certainly a family event with a little something for everyone.  There’s even a face painter for the kids on Main between Liberty and the tracks.

If you have trouble finding on-street parking, there is again, just west of town behind the police station, a large free lot within easy walking distance of the festivities. Season thirteen comes to an end with a potentially huge number of groups performing.  September will feature Motown favorites “Smooth Groove’s” return to Exchange Park, while the ever popular “Crosby, Stills and Nash” sounds of “Wyngit” gets another turn on the deck at Main Street Beach following last month’s perceived weather problems.  We also have a Harp, a Ukulele, Bagpipes, Karaoke, Barbershop, Country, Polka and even some unplugged acoustic improvisation.  Most of your other musical favorites will also be returning, with Mike Moore performing his popular “Phantom” piece at Brummer’s on Main at 7:45pm. (Pushed up 15 minutes for Fall daylight). So grab an ice cream cone and roam the streets until you find someplace to sit and listen.  Lawn chairs are recommended but not necessary and everything is within a reasonable wheelchair stroll. Bring your bike, your honey, and the kids and enjoy an old-fashioned good time away from the TV and Xbox for one night each month.  This will be it until the 2019 version revs up on May 16th of next year.  The music is varied and the fun is contagious.  Come on down and say “Hi” to your neighbors!  They’re planning on being there.

TIFFIN ART GUILD

ALL ART WORKSHOPS scheduled:

2nd Saturdays for Kids 8 to 14 – Fall Project Next session is October 13 from 10 am to Noon

Fused Glass Plate – October 11 from 6 to 8:30 pm

Basic Techniques of Drawing – October 13 from 1 to 4 pm

Paint the Puppy – Acrylic Painting – October 17 from 6 to 8 pm

Basic Drawing – 3 sessions – Nov 6, 13 & 20 from 6 to 8:30 pm

Fused Glass Ornaments – November 17 from 10 am to Noon

More Information on Website tiffinartguild.org & Facebook

BLACK & WHITE SHOW applications are available on the Website, Facebook & at the Gallery

Input dates are Sept 28th & 29th.

Grand Opening on October 6 from 4 to 6 pm

SANDUSKY LIBRARY

BABIES AND BOOKS  (suggested for birth-18 months)

Babies and their caregivers are invited to join us for rhymes, songs, books, and play. An adult is required to attend. An adult is required to attend. Begins 5:30 p.m. September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23

 

FAMILY STORYTIME (suggested for ages 2 years and up)

September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23

Families with children of all ages are welcome to come to this program full of books and songs, ending with a simple craft. An adult is required to attend. Begins 6:15 p.m.

 

TODDLER TALES (suggested for ages 18 months-3 years)

Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.  |  September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24

Toddler Tales is an interactive storytime experience that includes age-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and more An adult is required to attend.

 

STORY STOP (suggested for ages 3-6 years)

Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m.  |  September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24

Story stop includes age-appropriate stories, music, and a themed craft.  An adult is required to attend.

 

PLAY. LEARN. GROW.

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.  |  September 20, 27, October 11, 18, 25

Children birth-3 years (siblings up to age 5 are welcome) and their caregivers will have an opportunity to play with a variety of age-appropriate toys. Also, each week a different local child development and health professional will be on hand as a great resource.

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