Monday , 23 October 2017

Community Focus



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

 

MON OCT 23

Erie County Senior Center October 23 – Annette Ferrell – BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS. Program start at 9:45 am and we adjourn at 11:00 am. Located at 620 Water St. Sandusky.

Walk It Out, Mon. Oct. 23, 5-6pm. How big can Sycamore trees get? What do they look like? Where do they grow? Find out and walk it out with naturalist, Cheryl! The Coupling MetroPark, 11618 SR 13, Milan.

OPEN AUDTIONS FOR THE MICKEY MOUSE CLUB CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Mon. Oct. 23, 5–8 pm. All roles available. McBride Auditorium, BGSU Firelands campus, Huron. Call 419.372.0732, email carylcraneyouththeatre@gmail.com or visit: http://www.firelands.bgsu.edu/ccyt.

Sandusky Library’s BOOK DISCUSSION
A STAR FOR MRS. BLAKE by April Smith. Mon. Oct. 23, at 6 p.m. An emotionally charged historical novel based on the Gold Star Mothers. Cora Blake never dreamed she’d go to Paris. In the summer of 1931, she is invited to travel to France with hundreds of other Gold Star Mothers, courtesy of the U.S. government, to say goodbye to their fallen sons, American casualties of World War I who were buried overseas. Along the way, the women will forge lifelong friendships as they face a death, a scandal, and a secret revealed.

Sandusky Library’s PHOTOSHOP (18 YEARS AND UP)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, AT 6:00 P.M.
Learn the basic components of Adobe Photoshop, including how to edit an image, color correction, layers, and more for graphic design. After completion of this class and tour, you will be eligible to schedule time to use the Visual Recording Studio and Editing Studio. 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.

Bellevue Society for the Arts Auditions, Mon. Oct 23 & Tue. Oct. 24. Auditions for the Christmas comedy, “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol,” will be at 7 p.m. at 205 Maple Street, Bellevue. Roles are available for four women, one girl, and one boy. All ages and races considered. British accents are preferred, but not required. Be prepared to read from the script and sing a bit. Bellevue Society for the Arts does not offer union contracts or cast understudies. All performers are volunteers. Performances are Thursday and Friday, December 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, December 23 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. in The Hirt Theater at 205 Maple Street, Bellevue. Visit bellevuearts.net. Like Bellevue Society for the Arts on Facebook. Follow Bellevue Society for the Arts on Twitter and Instagram.

TUES OCT 24

Get Fit Club – Pilates! Tue. Oct. 24, 6-7pm. Debbie Burrow, Pilates instructor, will lead you through a workout to help emphasize proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance! Please bring a yoga mat. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

Firelands Audubon Meeting, Tue. Oct. 24, 7-9pm. Program to be announced. Please check our website for more details, firelandsaudubonsociety.org. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Firelands Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

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.

WED OCT 25

MetroPark Hikers, Wed. Oct. 25, 10:30-11:30am. Go on a guided hike with Bill and explore the trails of The Coupling MetroPark! The Coupling MetroPark, 11618 SR 13, Milan.

Boomers Kayak Paddle, Wed. Oct. 25, 2-4pm. Come for an afternoon paddle on the Huron River with Bill our Kayak instructor and enjoy the fall colors. No flip flops please. Ages 50+ Registration required. Limit 12. Those with their own paddle craft are welcome to attend. The Coupling MetroPark, 11618 SR 13, Milan.

Just About Horses and Donkeys, Wed. Oct. 25, 6-7pm. Increase your horse/donkey knowledge and get hands on experience with them.  Learn about health, safety, grooming and more.  Participants will get to interact with and brush a horse. Ages 8+ (adults too!) Preregistration required by Oct.  24. Limit 8. Please wear closed toed shoes. The Barnyard, 3819 Perkins Ave, Huron.

THURS OCT 26

Boomers Archery, Thu. Oct. 26, 6-8pm. Time to dust off those archery skills you learned as a kid! If you’ve never shot a bow and arrow before that’s ok too! Bill teaches this class for beginners and experienced archers Ages 50+. Registration Required. Limit 10. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center Deck, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

FRI OCT 27

Enchanted Story Time! Fri. Oct. 27, 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.

Sandusky Park District County’s Nature Art: Pincone Wreath. October 27; 6:00-8:00pm. At Creek Bend Farm: Wilson Nature Center. Bring your supper to the park for an evening of fun creating your own masterpiece! Our first project will be a painted pine cone wreath. All supplies provided. $10 fee. Registration Required. For more info call 419-334-4495.

Haunted Prison Tours, Fri. Oct. 27, 7:30-8:30pm. Did you know Osborn MetroPark used to a be a prison farm? Join Cheryl and Melissa on a behind the scenes tour and learn about the history of the prison farm as well as some of creepy happenings that have occurred here! You will also listen to recordings of paranormal activity that was recorded right here! Drinks and snacks will be provided. Suitable for all ages. Registration required. Limit 30. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

SAT OCT 28

Sandusky Library’s INTRODUCTION TO GENEALOGY
Saturday, October 28, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Ron Davidson and Dorene Paul, Sandusky Library, presenters
Learn the basics of researching your family history using historical records and online resources. You will have “hands on” time to learn about genealogy sites on the internet, including Ancestry.com (Library Edition), Family Search, and others.

Sandusky Library’s OHIO AND WORLD WAR I:  RECONSTRUCTING YOUR ANCESTOR’S MILITARY SERVICE RECORDS
Saturday, October 28, from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Eric Johnson, Ohio Genealogical Society, presenter
Although the majority of military service records were destroyed by fire in 1973, your ancestors did come home with a copy of their service records. This lecture will cover how to find those documents.

Sandusky Park District County’s Spooktacular in the Park after Dark. October 28; 6:00-9:00pm; at White Star Park. Come have a little Halloween fun as we open the “creepy cabin”, have a bonfire and wagon rides. This is a FREE family fun event. All ages welcome Registration Required. For more info call 419-334-4495.

Bellevue Police Dept. K9 Fundraiser, Sat. Oct. 28. The Bellevue Area Chamber of Commerce will host this reverse raffle with a chance to win $10,000 at the Bellevue VFW. Doors open at 6, dinner and raffle at 6:30, music from The Van Dells at 8pm. Catering by Bone Boys BBQ. Tickets available at Cook & Associates, Chamber of Commerce, Bellevue Beverage Center & ACE Hardware. Call 419/483-2182 for info.

SUN OCT 29

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, Sun. Oct. 29, 7:30am-1:30pm, Sandusky High School cafeteria. $7 per ticket, which will also admit one child 10 or under. Purchase your tickets from a Kiwanis member or email president@sanduskykiwanis.org. Proceeds will benefit the Sandusky Imagination Library and other community projects supported by the Kiwanis.

Halloween Hustle 15K, 5K and Kids Dash, in Sandusky on Sun. Oct. 29, beginning and ending at Ghostly Manor. The Kids Dash begins at 10 a.m., the 5K starts at 8:30 a.m. and the 15K begins at 8:00 am. Awards and customized Halloween Hustle finishers medals will be given to each adult participant who completes the course. All Kid Dashers receive a trick-or-treat bag and a youth t-shirt, as well as a pumpkin at the finish line. After party at Ghostly Manor, 3319 Milan Rd immediately following the race. For more info and to register today, CLICK HERE or EMAIL.

4th ANNUAL OCTOBERFEST
Sun, Oct. 29, 12-5pm. Featuring Ed Kilmczak Family Band. Dinner available, German Cuisine; homemade pierogies, bratwurst & more. 50/50’s, and raffles. Open to the public. Located at Amvets Post #17, 307 Putnam St. in Sandusky. Call (419) 626-6974 for more info.

MON OCT 30

Erie County Senior Center October 30 – Dave Pigman – Financial Elder Abuse Investigator. Program start at 9:45 am and we adjourn at 11:00 am. Located at 620 Water St. Sandusky.

Park P.A.L.S (Preschoolers Actively Learning Science) – Sneaky Snakes! Mon. Oct. 30, 10:30-11:30am. Let’s learn about snakes! Why do they stick their tongue out? Can they hear? Can they smell? Join Miss. Melissa and read a story, make a craft, and go for a walk! Ages 3-6 with an accompanying adult. Registration required. Limit 15. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

Walk It Out, Mon. Oct. 30, 5-6pm. Let’s go on a nature walk with naturalist, Cheryl! Have fun while we look for local wildlife, and we will stop at the bird feeders to see what birds we can spot! East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Wyandot Meadows, 5401 Cleveland Rd West, Sandusky.

TUES OCT 31

SANDUSKY CITY-WIDE LEAF COLLECTION
The City of Sandusky Department of Public Works will begin city-wide leaf collection on October 31ST. For questions, contact the Department of Public Works (419) 627-5829. To view an interactive map of collection zones and dates, CLICK HERE.

Get Fit Club – Pilates! Tue. Oct. 31, 6-7pm. Debbie Burrow, Pilates instructor, will lead you through a workout to help emphasize proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance! Please bring a yoga mat. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

WED NOV 1

METROPARK HIKERS
Wed. Nov. 1, 10:30-11:30am. Do you enjoy the great outdoors? Let’s go on a hike with Bill and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature! East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Eagle Point, 3819 Cleveland Rd, Sandusky.

THURS NOV 2

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

Falls And Balance Clinic, Thur. Nov. 2. The Therapy Department at Parkvue Community will host the clinic to determine overall fall risk at 12:30 pm. This is a free event and will take place in the multi-use room at Parkvue Place Apartments. Please call 419.621.1900 for more information.

FRI NOV 3

CHURCH MINI-BAZAAR & LUNCH
Fri. Nov. 3rd, 10am-2pm. Sandwiches, salads, soup and pie. Annual nut sale, baked goods, hand crafted items, scrubees. Located at Trinity United Methodist Church, 214 E. Jefferson St., Sandusky.

NATURE ART-WATER LOTUS
Nove. 3; 6-8pm at Creek Bend Farm; Wilson Nature Center. Bring your supper to the park for an evening of fun creating your own masterpiece with
water lotus seed pods. All supplies provided. $10 fee. Registration required at www.lovemyparks.com.

SAT NOV 4

CPR COURSE
Sat. Nov.r 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at FRMC South Campus, 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky.This program is intended for people with no medical training who want to learn more about CPR, AED use and choking. $10 per person or $15 per couple. Class size is limited. To register call 419-557-7840.

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.

ROAST BEEF DINNER
Sat. Nov. 4th, 4-7 PM. Slow cooked roast beef, homemade mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, fresh salad bar, dinner roll & choice of homemade dessert. $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 years old and under. Located at Congregational UCC of Castalia, 205 Main St.

Gatsby Gala, Sat. Nov. 4, 5:30pm. Dinner buffet, jazz musical entertainment, games of chance and raffles for a variety of door prizes. General admission at the door is $12.50 per person. A table for eight can be reserved in advance for $130 through the Immaculate Conception Church parish office. A reserved table includes admission for eight guests, sparkling wine, hors d’oeuvres, and party favors. 21 and over. For more info call 419-483-3417.

DANBURY TWP. FIRE DEPARTMENT 5TH ANNUAL FEATHER PARTY
Sat. Nov. 4th. Doors open at 6:30 PM, raffle starts at 7 PM. Plenty of Fowl to raffle. Door prizes, 50/50, refreshments. There will be turkey, steak, ribs, slabs of bacon and more as raffle prizes. Located at Station 2 at 150 S. Bridge Rt. 269. For more info call 419-798-5219.

HIKE UNDER THE BEAVER MOON
Nov. 4; 7:30-9pm, Creek Bend Farm. Experience nature after dark, search for owls and learn about the moon. Registration required at www.lovemyparks.com.

FULL MOON NIGHT HIKE
Sat. Nov. 4, 9-11pm. We’ll meet up with Bill for a walk on the Quarry trails under a full moon. Feel free to bring a flash light to help light your way. Castalia Quarry MetroPark, 8404 SR 101, Castalia.

The Heidelberg University-Community Chorus presents “Sing to Me,” at 7pm Sat. Nov. 4, in the First Lutheran Church sanctuary, 300 Melmore St., Tiffin. The 75-voice chorus brings together Heidelberg University students and faculty and members drawn from Tiffin and surrounding communities to presents concerts of choral music twice annually in addition to performing excerpts of Handel’s “Messiah” as part of Heidelberg’s Christmas concert. The fall concert is free and open to the public. A goodwill offering will be collected.

SUN NOV 5

1st ANNUAL KENDRA’S HOUSE CHILI COOK OFF. Sun. Nov. 5th, 12-4PM. Enter your chili to win prizes. Competitors must register by Oct. 28, 2017 to kendrashouse7@gmail.com or call (419) 656-9074. $20 per chili entry. Free to taste, Bake sale, silent auction, face paint, paint pumpkins, and more. All proceeds help pay for an indoor arena. Located at 4317 State Route 269 S. Kendra’s House is a nonprofit “Safe” home for teen girls. For more info go to KendrasHouse.org.

BABIES IN THE PARKS
Nov. 5; 1:00-1:45pm, The Woods at the Luscombe Farm. 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. Dress for the outdoors. Registration required at www.lovemyparks.com.

PUDDLE JUMPERS-CAMOUFLAGE
Nov. 5; 2:00-3:00pm, The Woods at the Luscombe Farm. Designed for children 2-5 years of age. Dress to be the best at hiding in the woods. We will talk about how camouflage helps different animals, see how many hidden animals you can find and play a game of camouflage! Registration required at www.lovemyparks.com.

TREE HUGGERS-CAMOUFLAGE
Nov. 5; 2:00-3:00pm, The Woods at the Luscombe Farm. Designed for children 6-12 years of age. Dress to be the best at hiding in the woods. We will talk about how camouflage helps different animals, see how many hidden animals you can find and play a game of camouflage! Registration required at www.lovemyparks.com.

MEDAL OF HONOR DINNER
Sun. Nov. 5th, 6 PM. Dinner tickets are $50 each. Funds go to help build the Military Memorial Pathway at 3900 Block of N. Summit St. To contribute buy a Remembrance Pin, Wooden Nickel, an ad in the Medal of Honor Program, and more. Proper attire recommended. Located at the Radisson, 3100 Glendale. For more info call (419) 270-2655.

MON NOV 6

WALK IT OUT
Mon. Nov. 6, 5-6pm. Take a walk through the prairies with Bill! Edison Woods MetroPark, 8728 Mason Rd, Berlin Heights.

TUES NOV 7

GET FIT CLUB-ZUMBA!
Tue. Nov. 7, 6-7pm. Zumba is not only a workout it’s a party! Get ready to dance and have some fun with instructor Patricia Cromer. Please bring a yoga mat. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

WED NOV 8

METROPARK HIKERS
Wed. Nov. 8, 10:30-11:30am. It’s getting colder, but that doesn’t mean we have to slow down! We will go on a hike with Bill and explore the trails of the Edison Woods prairie! Edison Woods MetroPark, 8728 Mason Rd, Berlin Heights.

HAPPIEST BABY ON THE BLOCK PARENTING CLASS
Wed. Nov. 8 from 6 -8 p.m. at FRMC South Campus, 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky.Among the essential information offered to participants, parents will be taught a step-by-step approach to quickly soothe the fussiest baby. The methods are designed to increase sleep, parental confidence, and family harmony while decreasing stress, frustration, and exhaustion that many times are present when parents are adjusting to the changes a new baby brings. Free of charge to participants. Register online by visiting the classes and events at firelands.com.

THU NOV 9

TALES TO TRAILS
Nov. 9; 10-10:45am, Creek Bend Farm: Wilson Nature Center. Join us at the Wilson Nature Center for storytime, crafts and adventure. Toddler to pre-school. Registration required at www.lovemyparks.com.

Clyde Exchange Club Annual Spaghetti Dinner, Thu. Nov. 9. The Clyde Exchange Club will sponsor their annual Spaghetti Dinner, from 5 – 7pm at First United Methodist Church, 510 W Maple Avenue, Clyde. The dinner will include homemade spaghetti sauce, salad, garlic bread, drink and homemade desserts. The price includes all-you-can eat. The highlight of the meal will be the delicious homemade secret sauce of Jeff Lemmon. The local National Honor Society members will be hosting the dining room for the event. Exchange Club members will be preparing and serving the meal. All proceeds from this dinner will be donated to local charities. Tickets are available at the door, from any Clyde Exchange Club, or by calling Jeff Lemmon at 419-547-9825.

BOOMERS ARCHERY
Thu. Nov. 9, 6-8pm. Time to dust off those archery skills you learned as a kid! If you’ve never shot a bow and arrow before that’s ok too! Bill teaches this class for beginners and experienced archers. Ages 50+. Registration Required. Limit 10. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center Deck, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

FRI NOV 10

“Three Artisans” Art Glass Open House & Sale, Fri. & Sat. Nov. 10 & 11. Friday, 3 – 7 pm & Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm, First United Church of Christ, 1500 Tiffin Rd., Fremont (the church by the Ballville Bridge). Three local fused glass artists, Elaine Bast, Jill Groves & Fran Jackson will be on hand to present their latest artwork for sale and answer any questions. Each piece of art is original and one of a kind and will include wearable art and home décor such as vases, platters & table & wall display pieces. Stop by for a chance to start your Christmas shopping or just treat yourself to a beautiful work of art. There will be a drawing for door prizes of fused glass objects. Admission is free. For more information on this event, fused glass classes and shows, contact Jill Groves at manorridgecreations@gmail.com

Free Dental Service for Veterans, Fri. Nov. 10. Dr. Lata Stefano’s Stefano Dental office in Sandusky will be closed to the public, but opened for one day only as “Make-A-Vet-Smile-Day” from 7:30 AM to 2 PM. All veterans are welcome. Valid veteran military identification is required for services. Stefano Dental will be performing FREE dentistry for veterans, 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.

NATURE ART-LEAF ORB
Nov. 10; 6-8pm, Creek Bend Farm; Wilson Nature Center. Bring your supper to the park. For an evening of fun creating your own masterpiece of a decoupage leaf orb. All supplies provided. $10 fee. Registration required at www.lovemyparks.com.

SAT NOV 11

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

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

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

Piggyback Run. Satuday November 11. 5k run and fun run in Milan town square. The fun run will begin at 10:10 am and the 5k will follow at 10:40. There will be speakers, entertainment, food and drinks following the run. Proceeds will go back to the Piggyback Foundation to continue providing services for families and children in our community. To sign up for the race CLICK HERE. Questions about the event please contact: Amy@thepiggybackfoundation.org.

ARCHERY BASICS
Sat. Nov. 11, 1-3pm AND 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 NOV 12

ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Sunday November 12th, 8 a.m. – noon. Benefiting Edison High School Bowling Teams. $7/person. At Norwalk Masonic Temple, 319 E. Main St., Norwalk. For more info call 419.627.4558.

MON NOV 13

PARK P.A.L.S
(Preschoolers Actively Learning Science) – Tracks! Mon. Nov. 13, 10:30-11:30am. Let’s learn about animal tracks! We will discover that each animal leaves behind their own special footprint! Join Miss. Melissa and read a story, make a craft, and go for a walk! Ages 3-6 with an accompanying adult. Registration required. Limit 15. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron

WALK IT OUT
Mon. Nov. 13, 5-6pm. We will go on a nature walk and explore the wildlife at Milan Towpath MetroPark! Milan Towpath MetroPark, 99 North St, Milan.

TUES NOV 14

GET FIT CLUB-ZUMBA!
Tue. Nov. 14, 6-7pm. Zumba is not only a workout it’s a party! Get ready to dance and have some fun with instructor Patricia Cromer. Please bring a yoga mat. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

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.

WED NOV 15

METROPARK HIKERS
Wed. Nov. 15, 10:30-11:30am. Let’s get some fresh air and go on a hike with Bill! It’s always a good time in the great outdoors! Milan Towpath MetroPark, 99 North St, Milan.

WILD THINGS-WOOLY BEARS
Wed. Nov. 15, 4-5pm. Can wooly bears predict if we’re going to have a mild or harsh winter? What do Wooly Bears turn into? We will explore everything there is about wooly bears then go on a walk to find them! Ages 6-12. Registration required. Limit 15 with accompanying adult. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

THURS NOV 16

ART IN THE PARK-YARN LETTERS
Thu. Nov. 16, 6-8pm. Make your own holiday decoration by spelling “Joy” out of cardboard letters and yarn! All supplies included. Ages 16+. Registration required. Limit 15. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

FRI NOV 17

ARCHERY BASICS
Fri. Nov. 17, 7-9pm. 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.

SAT NOV 18

DOG WALKS IN THE PARK
Nov. 18; 10-11am, Creek Bend Farm; Wilson Nature Center. Dog lovers! Come enjoy your Saturday mornings out in nature with man’s best friend. We will be exploring various park with your pups. Leashes, vaccinations, and tags are required. We can’t wait to see everyone and their dogs! Registration required at www.lovemyparks.com.

WONDROUS WOODPECKERS
Sat. Nov. 18, 10-11am. Do you love to watch woodpeckers and want to learn more about them? Go on a walk with naturalist, Cheryl, and search for these wonders! Afterwards, you will receive a suet cake so you can attract these guys to your backyard! Registration required. Limit 20. East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Eagle Point, 3819 Cleveland Rd, Huron.

CROCKPOT COOKOFF, Sat. Nov. 18, 12-6pm, Knucklehead Saloon, Huron. Tasting fee $10; crockpot entry $15, which includes tasting, plus auctions and raffle items, entertainment from DJ Rob and more. Proceeds benefit area biker Candyman, a member of Bikers Against Abused And Neglected Children, who was injured in an accident Sept. 30 near Columbus. Reserve your crock pot entry to Knucklehead Saloon by Nov. 4.

SUN NOV 19

WELCOME TABLE/FREE MEAL
Sun. Nov. 19th, 12-1:30pm. Everyone invited. Located at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2211 Mills St. For more info call (419) 625-6800.

MON NOV 20

WALK IT OUT
Mon. Nov. 20, 5-6pm. We will go on a nature walk and discover the wildlife that call the Castalia Quarry home. Castalia Quarry MetroPark, 8404 SR 101, Castalia.

TUES NOV 21

GET FIT CLUB-ZUMBA!
Tue. Nov. 21, 6-7pm. Zumba is not only a workout it’s a party! Get ready to dance and have some fun with instructor Patricia Cromer. Please bring a yoga mat. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

WED NOV 22

METROPARK HIKERS
Wed. Nov. 22, 10:30-11:30am. Discover the trails of Castalia Quarry MetroPark! There are many sights to see! Castalia Quarry MetroPark, 8404 SR 101, Castalia.

FRI NOV 24

Ohio State University Marching Band concert, Fri. Nov. 24, 7:30pm at the Kalahari Resort. The Ohio State Alumni Club of Erie County is bringing in this concert, which has been a tradition in Sandusky every four years since 1971. The band stays overnight in Sandusky on the way to the big game in Ann Arbor, Michigan the next day. The concert is a fundraiser for The Erie County Alumni Club’s Scholarship Fund which awarded fifteen scholarships to area students this year. Tickets are sold locally at Loris Printing, Musician’s Alley in downtown Sandusky and Family Eye Care Center in Huron or go online to erieco.alumni.osu.edu

SAT NOV 25

HOLIDAY YOYO’S
Nov. 25; 2-3pm. Creek Bend Farm; Wilson Nature Center. Create your own fabric yo-yo ornament! We will show you how to sew the yo-yo’s then you can decide which ornaments you would like to make. Registration required at www.lovemyparks.com.

Dot The i, Block The M Walk/Run, Sat. Nov. 25. Participants start at Central Park near Cameo Pizza in Sandusky 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. 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 at noon. Proceeds from the event will benefit the United Way of Erie County. For more info or questions call 419-627-5886 or 419-627-5833. Online Registration available here:
https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Sandusky/DottheiBlocktheM

MON NOV 27

PARK P.A.L.S.
(Preschoolers Actively Learning Science) – Beware of Dinosaurs! Mon. Nov. 27, 10:30-11:30am. Let’s learn about dinosaurs! Why did they go extinct? How many were there? Join Miss. Melissa and read a story, make a craft, and go for a walk! Ages 3-6 with an accompanying adult. Registration required. Limit 15. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

TUES NOV 28

The Mammography Quilt Raffle will benefit the Fisher-Titus Mammography Fund. This year’s hand-quilted, queen-size “My Big Sky Home” is 90” x 108”and was quilted in memory of Chad Scheid. Tickets are a $1 donation each or 6 tickets for a $5 donation. Drawing is Tues. Nov. 28th. Winner need not be present. Two additional prizes will be awarded. Tickets will be available at Fisher-Titus Medical Center’s Benedict Avenue and Patient Pavilion Information Desks; Beauty Vault in Monroeville; both locations of Sheri’s Coffee House in Norwalk; One Little Blessing in Norwalk and When Pigs Fly in Norwalk. Scheid will be selling tickets at Schild’s IGA in Norwalk on Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.; Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more info, call 419-465-2683.

GET FIT CLUB-ZUMBA!
Tue. Nov. 28, 6-7pm. Zumba is not only a workout it’s a party! Get ready to dance and have some fun with instructor Patricia Cromer. Please bring a yoga mat. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

FIRELANDS AUDUBON SOCIETY-THE BIRDS OF NICARAGUA
Tue. Nov. 28, 7-9pm. Dr. Khalid Siddiqui will share video of his birding trip to Nicaragua. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Firelands Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

WED NOV 29

METROPARK HIKERS
Wed. Nov. 29, 10:30-11:30am. Join Bill as we walk the trails of Castalia Quarry MetroPark! Castalia Quarry MetroPark, 8404 SR 101, Castalia.

BIKE MAINTENANCE
Wed. Nov. 29, 7-9pm. Bill will teach the simple on the road repairs that you can use to keep your bike going. This is the perfect class for novices! We’ll cover tire changes and flat repairs and general bike up keep. Ages 10+. Limit 20. Registration required. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

THURS NOV 30

BOOMERS ARCHERY
Thu. Nov. 30, 6-8pm. Time to dust off those archery skills you learned as a kid! If you’ve never shot a bow and arrow before that’s ok too! Bill teaches this class for beginners and experienced archers. Ages 50+. Registration Required. Limit 10. Osborn MetroPark, Shelter 4, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

 

NON-DATED EVENTS

Bikers Against Abused and Neglected Children would like to remind everyone: Halloween is near and with all the costumes, parties, trick or treating, parents should stay vigilant and use certain safety precautions at all times. Parents, please speak to your children about trick or treat safety, such as wearing reflective clothing, never entering homes, waiting until an adult checks their treats, and never go alone.  Please be aware, that albeit fun, local scares like “Haunted Houses” should have adult supervision. Not all background their employees. You never know who is behind that mask.

I SPY IN THE METROPARKS, Jan. 1-Oct. 31. Here is a challenge for kids! There are 7 required “I Spys” throughout the Erie MetroParks. Pick up your task list at the Frost Center at Osborn MetroPark or find it at eriemetroparks.org. Then, take a picture next to each task! Once you have completed the task list, bring your photos into the Frost Center to pick up your prize bag!

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

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

Berlin Public Library, Teen Trivia Tuesday in Teen Services. Tuesdays, 3:00pm – 4:00pm. Teens ages 11-18 are welcome at Berlin for a battle of wits! Test your knowledge of book, film, music, and other pop culture related trivia! Visit http://www.milan-berlin.lib.oh.us/

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

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.

Sandusky Library’s TODDLER TALES

(suggested for 18 months-3 years). Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. | October 4, 11, 18, 25. Toddler Tales is an interactive storytime experience that includes age-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and more. An adult is required to attend. Registration is required.

Sandusky Library’s STORY STOP

(suggested for ages 3-6 years). Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. | October 4, 11, 18, 25. Story stop includes age-appropriate stories, music, and a themed craft.  An adult is required to attend. Registration is required.

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.

Sandusky Library’s PLAY. LEARN. GROW.
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. October 5, 12, 19, 26. Moms, Dads, Grandparents, and Caregivers! This five-week program is all about PLAY! 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.  An adult is required to attend. Registration is required.

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

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

Firelands Regional Medical Center offers a six-week program focused on weight management through lifestyle change.  Tuesdays, September 12 through October 17 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Cancer Center Meeting Room of the University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center at 1111 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky. $30 for the general public, $20 for Firelands Regional Medical Center employees, and includes needed materials. Registration is required by calling 419-557-7410.

 

Berlin Public Library, Story Time in Children’s Services. Thursdays, 10:30am – 11:30am. Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and SMART Board activities. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.

Milan Public Library. Story Time in Children’s Services. Fridays, 10:30am – 11:30am. Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and SMART Board activities. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.

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.

4-week Childbirth Preparation class, Wednesday, October 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Held at FRMC, South Campus, 1912 Hayes Ave. Sandusky. Participants will learn breathing patterns and relaxation exercises to be used during labor and delivery.  Induction of labor, medication and anesthesia options, Caesarian birth and recovery will also be discussed. It is recommended that this course be taken during the last trimester of pregnancy and that expectant mothers select a class that ends at least three weeks before their due date. $35 per couple. To register, call 419-557-7840.

The 39th Annual Apple Festival. Sat. Oct. 14th and Sunday Oct. 15th. A weekend filled with fun, food, and entertainment. For a schedule, list of activities, and more CLICK HERE.

American Lung Association “Freedom from Smoking” Tuesday, October 10 through November 14.  Held at FRMC Main Campus, 1111 Hayes Ave. Sandusky from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This seven-week program will assist participants to become nonsmokers in a fun, supportive way and will assist in setting a quit date and a plan to fit specific needs.  There is no cost for this class. For more information call 419-557-7683 or CLICK HERE. To register call 419-557-7840.

Fall Rummage Sale, Fri. & Sat. Oct. 13 & 14. St. Stephen United Church of Christ, 905 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky. Rummage Sale all day Friday, Bag Sale Saturday 8:30am-2pm.

HAUNTED HOUSE. Oct. 20-21st, 8- 10pm, hostes by the coast guard station in Marblehead. The price is free but a suggested canned food is asked. It’s a way for the station to give back to the community through local food pantries. This is our fifth year and it’s been a great event. Located at 606 prairie street. For more info call 937-474-4744.

Couch to 5K program. 9-week training to help participants prepare for their first 5K run/walk, or get them back into a healthy routine. Meetings take place at predetermined locations twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-7 p.m., Sept. 26-Nov. 21. Incentives will be provided and will depend on participation rates and completion of the 7th Annual Turkey Trot on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 at Perkins High School. For more information, contact Niki Cross at 419-663-6775, ext. 1026 or CLICK HERE.

Sandusky Library’s TAKE AND MAKE MONSTER CRAFTS
October 23-28. Stop by Children’s Services and choose a fun, Halloween craft! (all ages)

Bellevue Society for the Arts announces auditions for the Christmas comedy, “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol,” Monday and Tuesday, October 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. at 205 Maple Street, Bellevue. Roles are available for four women, one girl, and one boy. All ages and races considered. British accents are preferred, but not required. Be prepared to read from the script and sing a bit. All performers are volunteers. Performances are Thursday and Friday, December 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, December 23 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. in The Hirt Theater at 205 Maple Street, Bellevue.

3-WEEK WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Sat. NoV. 4, 11 and 18, from 9-11 am at the Cancer Center Meeting Room of the University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center at FRMC, 1111 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky. $30 for the general public, $20 for Firelands Regional Medical Center employees, and includes needed materials. Space is limited. Registration is required by calling 419-557-7410

4-WEEK CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION CLASS
Tuesday, November 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Held at FRMC, South Campus, 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky. Participants will learn breathing patterns and relaxation exercises to be used during labor and delivery. Induction of labor, medication and anesthesia options, Caesarian birth and recovery will also be discussed. It is recommended that this course be taken during the last trimester of pregnancy and that expectant mothers select a class that ends at least three weeks before their due date. $35 per couple. To register, visit firelands.com/classes-events.

Indoor Flea Market. November 8 & 9, 9 am till noon. Located at the Erie County Senior Center, 620 E. Water Street, Sandusky. Call 419-626-2560 for more info.

 

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