Monday , 13 August 2018

Community Focus



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

DAILY EVENTS

MON AUG 13

 

CHRISTIAN SINGLES FELLOWSHIP
Planning meeting at 7 pm, located at the Methodist Church in Sandusky. Come help plan! For more info call (419) 433-0085.

TUES AUG 14

 

FREMONT AREA WOMEN’S CONNECTION
Monthly luncheon at Anjulina’s Catering, 2270 W. Hayes Ave. Fremont at 11-1 pm. The theme is “Back in the Day” and a special invitation is extended to teachers and those who can attend in the summer months only. Mike Gilbert will provide a feature on Fremont with his vast knowledge as a teacher and historian and Terri Sevinsky from Garfield Heights, Ohio is the guest speaker. Sevinsky, an “Optimistic Pessimist” will share how she sees the sunshine through the clouds. For reservations and free child care, call 419 68 0 2251 or email  fawcluncheon@gmail.com by August 9. Any cancellations also need to be reported to Donna or Carrol. Fremont Area Women’s Connection is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

HURON LIBRARY
*Algal Blooms. 6:30 pm
(419) 433-5009.

WED AUG 15

 

HURON LIBRARY
*Susan G. Komen Breast Health Information. 10:00 am–1:00 pm
*Health Screenings by Firelands Regional Medical Center: Blood Pressure. 10:00 am–1:00 pm
*Pop Up Storytime. Ages 0-5 with caregiver. 10:30-11:30 am.
*Cover to Cover Book Group. Grades 7-8. 4:00 pm
*YarnWorks – Bring a project to knit or crochet; beginners welcome. 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
(419) 433-5009.

BICENTENNIAL BANTER
Sandusky Firsts; presented by the NAACP 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.

THURS AUG 16

 

HURON LIBRARY
*The Book Exchange: Popular and Eclectic-The Radium Girls, by Kate Moore. 7:00 pm
(419) 433-5009.

FRI AUG 17

 

CHRISTIAN SINGLES FELLOWSHIP
Picnic at the beach at 6:15 pm located at Nickel Plate Park in Huron. Hot dogs provided, bring covered dish/dessert, pop, and a swim suit. Kids encouraged to attend. For more info call (419) 433-0085.

SAT AUG 18

 

HURON LIBRARY
*Photography Club for novice to expert, learn and share. 10:00 am
(419) 433-5009.

SAMDUSKY SHORES MUSIC FEST
Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center is hosting a family-friendly open air country music festival on the shores of Lake Erie. Bring chairs or blankets. Food & beverages available for sale. Line up includes Cassadee Pope, Matt Stillwell, Jessica Hannan, Christian Kaser, & more. Gates open at 4 pm.

END OF SUMMER DINNER & DANCE
Located at the Boeckling Club in Sandusky. Dinner 5-8 pm. Music by Doctor Rovert FSGP playing timeless hits from 7-10 pm.

ANTIQUE APPRAISAL FAIR
Located at the Cooke-Dorn House, 1415 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Cooke-Dorn Museum’s Antique Appraisal Fair—learn about prized possessions and antiques from experts of Garth’s Auctions. For more info contact the Cooke-Dorn House.

SUN AUG 19

 

HALUPKI FESTIVAL
A celebration of Carpatho-Russian foods and culture, is presented each year on the third Sunday of August by Holy Assumption Orthodox Church, 114 East Main Street in picturesque Marblehead on Lake Erie. The day’s activities begin with worship at Divine Liturgy in the historic church at 10 am. The festival begins at 11:30 am with the serving of their ALL-NEW Carpatho-Russian Dinner of halupki, perohi, kolbasi, and baklava for dessert. At 2 pm, the Carpatho-Russian Ala Carte will open, featuring halupki (cabbage rolls), perohi (perogies), halushki (cabbage and noodles), kolbasi (smoked sausage), pagach (Slavic pizza), and much more. Live entertainment at 12 pm. The parish church, the oldest Orthodox church in Ohio and a historic landmark, will be open with tours for visitors. Herman Halupki’s Craft Fest, with 35 vendors selling strictly handmade items, will be on the lawn during the Festival. Fun for the kids includes a bounce and Silly Tilly the Clown. Refreshments and raffles complete the offerings. Free of charge. There is ample free parking in easy walking distance, and a shuttle bus running between parking areas and the festival grounds. For more info visit  www.holyassumptionmarblehead.org.

HURON LIBRARY
*Chess, all ages, all abilities welcome. 1:00 pm
(419) 433-5009

FAMILY FUNDAY
Located at E. Sanduksy Bay MetroPark from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.

SANDUSKY BICENTENNIAL CONCERT
7 pm located at the Sandusky Bay Pavilion. Full orchestra, gospel choirs of Sandusky, local high school bands, fireworks finale, food & beverage vendors, & more. Rain venue: Sandusky State Theatre.

MON AUG 20

 

HURON LIBRARY
*Mystery Book Club- The Unquiet Dead, by Ausma Khan. 7:00 pm
(419) 433-5009

TUES AUG 21

 

SUMMER NETWORKING
5-7 p.m. at the Elyria Country Club in Amherst. A fun networking event to connect you with other Lorain County Chamber members during the summer months. Food & beverages provided. Cash bar. Free of cost. Register at LorainCountyChamber.com.

WED AUG 22

 

HURON LIBRARY
*Pop Up Storytime. Ages 0-5 with caregiver. 10:30-11:30 am.
*Director’s Cut: Non-Fiction Book Group – March: Books 1, 2, and 3, by John Lewis. 3:00 pm
*YarnWorks – Bring a project to knit or crochet; beginners welcome. 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
(419) 433-5009.

SAFETY COUNCIL
11:30 a.m. registration/noon meeting located at the LCCC Sptizer in Elyria. This months topic is Drug Free Work Place presented by John Wilton, BWC. Cost $20/$30 per person. Register at LorainCountyChamber.com.

WALKING TOUR: DOWNTOWN SANDUSKY, PT. 2
Located at Popcorn Wagon, E. Washington Row & Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Get outside the classroom and learn about the architecture and former life of Sandusky’s historic buildings and parks. For more info contact the Erie Co. Historical Society.

THURS AUG 23

 

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP COFFEE & CONVERSATION
Connect with caregivers & learb about local community resources. Located at The Coffee House in Norwalk. For more info call (419) 663-1975 ext. 3093.

HURON LIBRARY
*Understanding Immigration. 6:30 pm
(419)433-5009.

SAT AUG 25

 

HURON LIBRARY
*Chess, all ages, all abilities welcome. 10:00 am
(419)433-5009.

CHRISTIAN SINGLES FELLOWSHIP
Singles trip to Jamie’s Flea Market. Carpool at 10 am, meet at 1401 Berlin Rd. in Huron. After shopping you will eat dinner at The Pit restaurant in Vermilion. After dinner you are invited to swim at Felix D’s home. Kids welcome. For more info call (419) 433-0085.

PROJECT NOELLE LUAU
A free, fun filled day for kids affected by the opiod epidemic. Food, face painting, balloon characters, games, & more. Special visits by Spiderman, Batman, Ariel, and Belle. 12-5 pm at Dorn Park, 708 Bardshar Rd. in Sandusky.

SUN AUG 26

 

HURON LIBRARY
*Family Movie: A Wrinkle in Time. Families of children ages 7 and up. 2:30 pm
(419)433-5009

WED AUG 29

 

STEIN HOSPICE CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC
Registration at 10 am, lunch at 10:30 am, shotgun begins at noon. Bagpipers will lead players to the course. Dinner will be enjoyed at completion of play. $200 per player, $800 per team. This year one lucky winner will be drawn for a vacation of their choice, the options beings Asheville NC, Knoxville TN, Savannah GA. Need not be present to win. Located at Eagle Creek Golf Course in Norwalk. For more info SteinHospice.org.

HURON LIBRARY
*Pop Up Storytime. Ages 0-5 with caregiver. 10:30-11:30 am
*YarnWorks – Bring a project to knit or crochet; beginners welcome. 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
(419)433-5009.

THURS AUG 30

 

HURON LIBRARY
*American Red Cross Blood Drive – 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm. (419)626-1641 for details.
(419)433-5009.

FRI AUG 31

 

CHRISTIAN SINGLES FELLOWSHIP
Bike & bible night at 6:15 pm. Meet ar 1401 Berlin Rd. in Huron. Shredded chicken sandwiches provided, bring covered dish/dessert. Kids welcome. For more info call (419) 433-0085.

SAT SEPT 1

 

28TH ANNUAL CHARITY RUN “CELEBRATE WESTLAKE”
5 mile run, 5k run, 5k walk, & kids fun dash. All proceeds benefit local charities. $5 off pre-registration. Race kicks off at 8:30 am. Custom race shirt for first 800 participants, free kids activities, & more. Pets welcome. Located on the grounds of University Hospital St. John Medical Center in Westlake.

TUES SEPT 4

 

BONSAI CLUB
6:30 PM at Osborn Park Frost Center. Workshop-Bonsai Styles and Basics of Wiring. Bring a plant. Visitors and new members welcome. For more info call (419) 271-0717.

FRI SEPT 7

 

WOOLLYBEAR GOLF OUTING
The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce presents the 2018 Woollybear Golf Outing Friday, September 7th held at Willow Creek Golf Club. Register and pay online today! Sells out fast! click link to pay online http://vermilionchamber.net/ All questions email vermilionchamber1@gmail.com or 440-967-4477.

SAT SEPT 8

 

HEALTHY HEARTS 5K RUN/WALK-MIRACLE MILE-KIDS’ FUN RUN
Registration at 7:30 am, race at 8:30 am. This event raises awareness and find to improve the cardiovascular health of our community through education and prevention. Fund also supports hospital programs for heart & stroke patients. Located at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk. To reigster or for more info visit FisherTitus.org/Healthy-Hearts.

3RD ANNUAL STORYBOOK BALL
6:00 pm at the Spitzer Conference Center in Elyria. We’ll take you back to an epic childhood adventure with The Little Mermaid Under the Sea. Join an evening of fun, friendship, & fundraising. Proceeds directly benefit our after school programs. For more info call (440) 985-8802.

SUN SEPT 9

 

CARRIAGE HOUSE 20TH ANNIVERSARY
1-3 pm at 175 Shady Lane Dr. in Norwalk. Join us for a tour, entertainment, door prizes, & more. For more info call (419) 668-4228.

GO TAKE A HIKE KICKOFF
Located at Edison Woods MetroPark from 3-5 pm.

MON SEPT 10

 

SENIOR MEN’S FELLOWSHIP CLUB MEETING
Tina Krueger – Erie County Adult Protecticve Services. Held at the Erie County Senior Center, 620 Water Street, Sandusky and start at 9:45 am and we adjourn at 11:00 am. For more info call 419-626-5451.

WED SEPT 12

 

WELCOME TO MEDICARE
In collaboration with the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP). For all new soon-to-be Medicare Beneficiaries. Located at Norwalk High School. For more info call (419) 660-2860.

SAT SEPT 15

 

RECOVERY WALK
5th annual, registration at 8 am, walk begins at 9 am. Join in on celebrating recovery. Recovery rally, speakers, recovery countdown, food, fun, & fellowship. Free t-shirt to the first 200 people. Located at the Sandusky Artisans Recovery Community Center in Sandusky, walk to Shoreline Park Pavilion. To register visit ArtisanRecoveryCtr.com or call (419) 621-9377.

BGSU FIRELANDS FALCON FUND RUN 5K RUN/WALK
Part of the new Huron 5k Race Series: We Run This Town, along with other popular races like the Huron River Fest 5k, & more. Event at 9 am on the cross country course that connects the campus to McBride Arboretum. All proceeds benefit student scholarships at BGSU Firelands. Visit Firelands.BGSU.EDU/5k for registration & more.

DRAGONS & BACON FEST
The second annual Dragons & Bacon Fest is returning to the Paper District Marina & Amphitheatre in downtown Sandusky from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dragon Boat races include a 46-foot-long boat with 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steerperson. The races will compete in Sandusky Bay with Cedar Point to the east and the historic Sandusky Coal Docks to the west. The festival includes music, a beer garden and BACON. Registration is $1,000 per team, or $900 if preregistered by June 15th. This event is free to the public. For more info call t 419-627-5886 or 419-627-5833.

SUN SEPT 16

 

REENACTMENT OF THE COOKE FAMILY
Located at the Harlequins Theatre, 414 Wayne st., Sandusky. Three person reenactment of the Cooke family done in conjunction with Harlequins Theatre. For more info call (419) 621-1311.

MON SEPT 17

 

SENIOR MEN’S FELLOWSHIP CLUB MEETING
Bryan Edwards- Lake Erie Shores & Islands. Held at the Erie County Senior Center, 620 Water Street, Sandusky and start at 9:45 am and we adjourn at 11:00 am. For more info call 419-626-5451.

WED SEPT 19

 

BICENTENNIAL BANTER
A Reenactment by Sandusky’s Masons, also celebrating their 200th anniversary 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 SEPT 22

 

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS: JOIN TEAM SANDUSKY LIBRARY!
Battle of the Books is a literary trivia competition for students entering grades 4-8, with all the questions derived from eight pre-selected books for tweens. The Battle of the Books at 1:00 p.m. at Sandusky Library. For more information, call the Library at 419-625-3834.

MON SEPT 24

 

SENIOR MEN’S FELLOWSHIP CLUB MEETING
James M. Semon- Boats of Huron. Held at the Erie County Senior Center, 620 Water Street, Sandusky and start at 9:45 am and we adjourn at 11:00 am. For more info call 419-626-5451.

WED SEPT 26

 

WALKING TOUR: WASHINGTON PARK, PT. 2
Located at Popcorn Wagon, E. Washington Row & Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Get outside the classroom and learn about the architecture and former life of Sandusky’s historic buildings and parks. For more info contact the Erie Co. Historical Society.

TUES OCT 2

 

BONSAI CLUB
6:30 PM at Osborn Park Frost Center. Nominations for club officers-Workshop-bring a tropical tree. Visitors and new members welcome. For more info call (419) 271-0717.

SAT OCT 20

 

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

WED OCT 24

 

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.

THURS NOV 1

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

NON-DATED EVENTS

KIDNEYCARE 365
An into to kidney disease. Sept. 13th 1-3 pm. Registration required. To register call 1-844-441-3444 or visit FreseniusKidneyCare.com/class.

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
Aug. 24th from 12-5 pm, & Sept. 28th from 12-5 pm. Walk-ins welcome as schedule permits. Call 1-800-733-2767 for an appointment. Located at Fisher-Titus Jennings Auditorium.

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/

HURON LIBRARY
*August Art in the Gallery – Maritime Museum of Sandusky, Great Lakes Prints from Glass Negatives.
(419) 433-5009.

POLICE RECRUITMENT
Perkins Township Police Dept. is offering examination for the position of Patrol Officer. They offer a comprehensive benefit package, competitive pay, job training, & more. Must be 21 or older. For more info and applications visit PerkinsTownship.com/PoliceDept.

MAUI SANDS RESORT & INDOOR WATERPARK HIRING
The Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark, located on US Route 250 in Sandusky, Ohio, is currently looking to fill more than a dozen positions for Red Cross-certified lifeguards for the summer season through October 28, 2018. Many of these positions will also be available year-round. Other positions such as housekeepers and front desks clerks are also available. Call  419.621.7357, ext. 1101 for additional info.

FEED HUMMINGBIRDS BY HAND
Hocking Hills visitors have the one-of-a-kind opportunity for a close encounter with the illusive ruby-throated humming bird, thanks to an extraordinary program returning to Lake Hope State Park in southeast Ohio’s Hocking Hills this summer. Beginning today, July 5, park guests will have the opportunity to hand feed the state’s tiniest bird through summer’s end. The special program takes place from 1:00 to 3:00 Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at Lake Hope State Park and will run through Labor Day Weekend, concluding Sept. 2. Complete traveler information, including lodging, is available at ExploreHockingHills.com or 1-800-Hocking (800-462-5464).

TOOLS FOR SCHOOL PROGRAM
The Salvation Army-Port Clinton Service Unit is now accepting applications for the “Tools for School Program”. The Port Clinton Service Unit’s “Tools for School” program will assist all families in Ottawa County that are in need of school supplies and book bags for the 2018-2019 school year. Applications for this program can be picked up at the following locations: The Salvation Army Office, The Sutton Center, JFS, and all libraries in Ottawa County. Completed applications should be dropped off at The Salvation Army Office located in suite #800 at The Sutton Center. This program is supported by The OCRW and local donations. If interested in making a donation to this program, please send or drop off your donation at The Salvation Army-PCSU, 1834 East Perry Street, Port Clinton, Ohio 43452 or speak with Director, Maureen Saponari.

LAKE ERIE WING WATCH BIRDING FESTIVAL
September 22nd & 23rd. Located at Osborn MetroPark from 1-6 pm.

HARVEST HAPPENINGS
October 6th & 7th. Located at Osborn MetroPark from 11 am – 5 pm.

SANDUSKY GAZEBO CONCERT SERIES
Sponsored by First Presbyterian Church. Every Tuesday from June 12th – August 14th. For more info call (419) 202-9502.

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.
August 8: featuring John Davenport and sponsored by Brady Signs
September 12: featuring Eric Sowers and sponsored by Brady Electric

BICENTENNIAL BUDDIES
Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. | August 29 at Sandusky Library. Children can practice reading and choose books to take home. They can also read their favorite stories aloud to a Therapy Dog! (suggested for students in K-3rd grade)

PHOTOSHOP FOR TEENS (suggested for ages 10-17 years)
Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. | August 15 at Sandusky Library. Learn the basic components of Adobe Photoshop, including how to edit an image, color correction, layers, and more for graphic design. Registration is required as class size is limited to 4. If you do not show up within 10 minutes of the start of the class, your spot may be given to a walk-in.

SANDUSKY NEIGHBORHOOD CLEAN-UP
Neighborhood clean-ups will be held on the 2nd Saturday of each month for each of the Sandusky Neighborhood initiative areas. General clean-up days will be held on the 4th Saturday of each month to address hotspots identified by members of the community. Clean-ups begin at 9:00 am. Donuts, coffee, & water provided. For more info call (419) 672-5730.

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.

FOUNDERS’ DAY PARADE
August 18 & 19 with the Sandusky Bicentennial Parade beginning at 10 am on Aug. 18. The theme will be “Sandusky Through the Ages” and will encompass businesses, organizations, schools, sports teams, & music. All celebrating the past, present, & future of Sandusky.

OLD WOMAN CREEK ESTUARY FREE GUIDED CANOE TRIPS:
August 9 Thursday 5 to 7pm
August 18 Saturday 9 to 11am
August 23 Thursday 5 to 7pm
September 22 Saturday 10am to 4pm National Estuaries Day
For more info & to register, call 419-433-4601.

INCUYA MUSIC FESTIVAL
Cleveland hosts a Music Festival on Aug. 25 & 26. This festival celebrates the orgins, diversity, and evolution of rock music & cultural festival in the heart of downtoan Cleveland on the Malls. For tickets & more info go to InCuya.com.

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, Aug. 8, 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 FOUNDERS’ WEEKEND
August 18-19, 2018. Go to Sandusky2018.com.

RUBBER CITY JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL
Aug. 23-26, throughout downtown Akron. The free, four-day festival will be centered around the theme of “The Rhythms of Akron.” For more info visit www.rubbercityjazz.com.

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.

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