Saturday , 19 June 2021

Community Focus



Please send all future community focus events to [email protected] at least two weeks prior to the event.

DAILY EVENTS

Due to concerns over the spread of Coronavirus, many events are being cancelled or rescheduled. Please contact the event organizers to make sure your event is still taking place

MON JUNE 14

SANDUSKY LIBRARY
The Sandusky Library presents a Take and Make Craft for Father’s Day on Monday, June 14th-Saturday, June 19th. Pick up a Take and Make craft at the children’s desk.

ERIE ISLANDS LIBRARY
Erie Islands Library presents a Walking Club on June 14th at Erie Islands Library from 8:30 – 9:30 for adults. Walking is one of the best activities for staying active. Walking alone is fun but walking with others increases your motivation. Join the librarians of Erie Islands Library as we walk around downtown.

ERIE ISLANDS LIBRARY
Erie Islands Library presents Story Time on the Island on June 14th hosted by Erie Islands Library from 11:00 – 12:00 for children. Join Librarian Karen Wilhelm for a reading of the fairy tale “Jack in the Beanstalk.” This event will take place at the Lake Erie Islands Nature Center on Meecham Rd. near Put-in-Bay Rd. Kits will be available for children to grow their own beans at home.

MARBLEHEAD PENINSULA BRANCH LIBRARY
Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library presents Grab & Go Craft Kit for Adults – Summer Cross Stitch at Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library on June 14th.This week’s Grab & Go Craft Kit includes everything you need to make a summer themed cross stitch. Come in and pick one up while supplies last.

MARBLEHEAD PENINSULA BRANCH LIBRARY
Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library presents Grab & Go Craft Kit for Kids – Pets Week on June 14th. It’s Pet Week at the library! Come in and pick up a craft kit that includes everything you need to make a cute yarn pet while supplies last.

CHRISTIAN SINGLES FELLOWSHIP
The Christian Singles Fellowship presents a planning meeting on Monday, June 14th at 7pm. Meet at North Point Baptist Church on 3702 Hayes Avenue in Sandusky.

TUE JUNE 15

SANDUSKY LIBRARY
The Sandusky Library presents an Outdoor Story Time at the Park on Tuesday, June 15th at 10:00, 10:45, and 11:30 at Strickfaden Park Pavilion on 318 Bell Ave in Sandusky. Masks and social distancing will be required. Group size is limited. Each 20-25 minute story time will include a take-home activity or craft. Contact the children’s desk at 419-625-3834 and choose 4 to register.

IDA RUPP PUBLIC LIBRARY
Ida Rupp Public Library presents a Birdhouse Craft at Meals on Madison in Downtown Port Clinton on June 15th from 10:30 – 11:30 for adults. Get your creativity going with a nice little art project. Meet at M.O.M. to paint and decorate your own little bird house. Bird house and all supplies provided, while supplies last. In case of rain, join us in our community room at the library.

HURON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Huron Public Library presents a Tech Video Series release, a Take & Make Craft Kit for Adults, a Craft Day, and the Battle of the Books Introductory Meeting on June 15th. The Tech Video Series Release will cover LinkedIn Learning (online). LinkedIn Learning is the new portal for patrons to learn skills for free. Find this tutorial video on the Library’s YouTube channel. Take & Make Craft Kits for Adults Pickup will be from 9:30am-7pm.. Grab a kit and make it at home. All instructions included. This kit contains the Paint the Tail Craft, a paint-by-numbers animal canvas. Must be 16 or older to register. Craft Day: Safari Sand Art (online) will be for PreK to Grade 6. Find an instructional video starring Miss Melissa on the Library’s Facebook page @huronpl. All supplies included in the Summer Learning Program supply kit. Visit huronlibrary.org for details. The Battle of the Books Introductory Meeting will be at 6pm for students entering Grades 4 to Grade 8. Come to this meeting to learn more about the annual Battle of the Books tournament in September. Social distancing and face masks are highly encouraged. Registration is required. Call (419) 433-5009 for more information.

SANDUSKY CITY SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION
The Sandusky City Schools Board of Education will conduct a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. This public meeting will be conducted in-person at the Office of the Board of Education, 3rd floor, 407 Decatur Street, Sandusky, OH 44870.
In addition, this meeting will also be simulcast virtually via the School District’s Facebook® page and the Zoom® LINK posted below. The purpose of the Regular Meeting is to conduct any and all necessary business of the Board of Education, as identified in the attached agenda. In addition and immediately following the regular meeting, the Board of Education will meet in Executive Session for the purpose of considering appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion, or compensation of a public employee or official. In addition, the Board of Education will meet for the purpose of preparing for, conducting, or reviewing negotiations or bargaining session with public employees concerning their compensation or other terms and conditions of their employment with no formal board action.
This meeting has been called by the President of the Board of Education. Access the Zoom meeting here: https://zoom.us/j/95611755809?pwd=emkwckp3cUc2a0JaQVB5ZWRqK0s1dz09

WED JUNE 16

SANDUSKY LIBRARY
The Sandusky Library presents Outdoor Story Time at the Library on Wednesday, June 16th, 23rd, and 30th at 10:00, 10:45, and 11:00 in the Sandusky Library outdoor programming tent. Masks and social distancing will be required. Group size is limited. Each 20-25 minute story time will include a take-home activity or craft. Bring chairs and/or blankets. Contact the children’s desk at 419-625-3834 and choose 4 to register.

IDA RUPP PUBLIC LIBRARY
Ida Rupp Public Library presents Story Time with Miss Kristen on June 16th at Meals on Madison in Downtown Port Clinton from 10:00 – 11:00 for children. Join Miss Kristen at M.O.M. for some fun pet stories and a craft to bring home for your own cat or dog! In case of rain, join us in our community room at the library.

IDA RUPP PUBLIC LIBRARY
Ida Rupp Public Library presents a Pet Photo Contest on June 16th at Ida Rupp Public Library for children. Is your dog dynamite? Does your frog flip for flies? Do you have a cool cat or a hilarious horse? Enter them in our pet photo contest! Submit a photo of your precious pet to the circulation desk at the library or email it to [email protected] to enter them in our photo contest. Voting will be open until June 30. The pet who receives the most votes will win bragging rights as the best pet! And you will win a gift card to Pets Supplies Plus to pamper your prize-winning pal!

ERIE ISLANDS LIBRARY
Erie Islands Library presents a Walking Club on June 16th at Erie Islands Library from 8:30 – 9:30 for adults. Walking is one of the best activities for staying active. Walking alone is fun but walking with others increases your motivation. Join the librarians of Erie Islands Library as we walk around downtown.

ERIE ISLANDS LIBRARY
Erie Islands Library presents Words & Wine Book Club on June 16th at Duff Vineyards hosted by Erie Islands Library from 5:30 – 6:30 for adults. Share a book you have read all while enjoying a beverage of your own choosing. Even if you haven’t had time to read, you are welcome to join us to hear what others are suggesting.

HURON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Huron Public Library presents Animal Actions and Huron Historical Society Open Hours on June 16th. Animal Actions with Coach Harrington will be for Kindergarten to Grade 6. Join Coach Harrington, aka “Mr. Melissa,” for a fun, phys ed class filled with animal actions and games. Social distancing and face masks are highly encouraged. Come at 10:30 am for Kindergarten to Grade 2 and show up at 1 pm for Grades 3 to 6. Huron Historical Society Open Hours will be from 3-5pm. A volunteer will be available to assist with questions and to direct patrons to any appropriate historical materials. Call (419) 433-5009 for more information.

THU JUNE 17

SANDUSKY LIBRARY
The Sandusky Library presents Constellation Tales on Thursday, June 17th at 10:30 am. Join Gene Zajac, NASA Solar System Ambassador, for a virtual program about the stories of constellations. Registration is required on the Library’s event calendar. The link will be sent to the patron’s email on the day of the program.

IDA RUPP PUBLIC LIBRARY
Ida Rupp Public Library presents Teen Carnival Games on June 17th at Meals on Madison in Downtown Port Clinton from 1:00 – 2:00 for teens in grades 6-12. Teens are invited to play carnival games for the chance to win books & prizes! In case of rain, join us in our community room at the library.

ERIE ISLANDS LIBRARY
Erie Islands Library presents Book Folding with Sue Hartman, via Zoom hosted by Erie Islands Library on June 17th from 5:30 – 7:00 for adults. Before the Zoom meeting, stop by your library to pick up supplies (book 400-500 pages, mechanical pencil, ruler, instructions). You will need to sign up for this class ahead of time to participate in the Zoom meeting. Sue Hartman from Marblehead will demonstrate how to do book folding via Zoom. This exciting craft is fun and easy to master the technique. You’ll be able to create your own special book to display by following Sue’s pattern.

MARBLEHEAD PENINSULA BRANCH LIBRARY
Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library presents a Stuffed Animal Sleepover on June 17th at Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library from 4:30 – 6:00 for children. Kids and their adults visit the library for a quick craft activity and a special story time with one of their favorite stuffed animals. Once the story time is finished, the kids leave their stuffed animals behind at the library to enjoy a fun sleepover! The next morning the kids and their beloved stuffed animals are reunited at 10:30 for a yummy breakfast and slideshow of the animal adventures from the night before. Registration is required for this program.

HURON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Huron Public Library presents Online Storytime LIVE, an Earth Friendly Animal Craft, and The Book Exchange Group on June 17th. Online Storytime LIVE with Miss Melissa will take place at 1pm on Facebook. Join in and watch Miss Melissa read a story and sing some songs LIVE from the Library’s Facebook page @huronpl. The Earth Friendly Animal Craft will be at 5pm for Grades 7 to 12. Make a project from an array of animal-themed crafts that use reusable and recycled materials. Social distancing and face masks are highly encouraged. Registration is required. The Book Exchange Book Group will begin at 6pm. Join this monthly book club featuring popular and eclectic books. Books are available at the Library. This month’s book is Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield. Social distancing and face masks are highly encouraged. Registration is required. Call (419) 433-5009 for more information.

FRI JUNE 18

MARBLEHEAD PENINSULA BRANCH LIBRARY
Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library presents a Downtown Marblehead Walking Tour on June 18th at Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library from 9:30 – 11:00 for adults. Are you interested in learning more about the beginnings of Marblehead? Come join us for a walking tour full of interesting facts and stories right down Main Street. This tour is approximately 1.5 miles and takes about an hour. The terrain covered includes sidewalks and paved streets. Group size is limited to 9 and registration is required.

SAT JUNE 19

CHRISTIAN SINGLES FELLOWSHIP
The Christian Singles Fellowship presents a Singles Trip to the Toledo Zoo on Saturday, June 19th. Meet at 10:30am at North Point Baptist Church on 3702 Hayes Avenue in Sandusky to Carpool. Bring a sack lunch. We will eat a picnic lunch upon arrival at the Zoo. Afterwards, we will eat dinner at a Toledo area restaurant.

SUN JUNE 20

FREMONT LIONS CLUB
Fremont Lions Club will resume its Annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, June 20 at the Fremont Eagles Hall parking lot, 2570 W. State St. in Fremont. It will be a drive-through and pick-up only event from 8:30-12:30 pm. The cost is S$7.00 a meal and will include ham, eggs, pancakes and a beverage. Tickets are available from members of Fremont Lions Club or by calling Greg at 419 332 8445 or 567 201 9913 or may be purchased upon arrival.

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NON-DATED EVENTS

SANDUSKY COMMUNITY CELEBRATIONS COUNCIL
Members of the Sandusky Community Celebrations Council have been watching the developments closely for guidance of events and festivals for the summer of 2021. Planning has been taking place with careful consideration for those who want to come to Sandusky to Celebrate and get back to some normal activities. We invite you to start your summer with the Sandusky Gazebo Concert Series- 2021, sponsored by the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. Concerts will be held in the Washington Park Gazebo, downtown Sandusky and are free of charge, weather permitting.

2021 Gazebo Concert Series Schedule

Tuesday, June 29 at 7:00pm Seajamz 7

Tuesday, July 6 at 7:00pm Kordupel-Culter Polka Band

Tuesday, July 13 at 7:00pm J-Markz

Tuesday, July 20 at 7:00pm Dana Dorsey and the Blue Notes

Tuesday, July 27 at 7:00pm Pantasia Steel Drum Band

Tuesday, August 3 at 7:00pm North Coast Big Band

Tuesday, August 10 at 7:00pm Erie County O.S.U. Alumni Band

 

We also invite you the Annual Stars and Stripes July 4th Celebration sponsored by CIVISTA Bank. This event will be held Sunday, July 4, 2021 from, 10:00am until 4:00pm. Again, this event will be held free of charge in Downtown Sandusky Washington Parks.

2021 Stars & Stripes July 4th Celebration Schedule

Sunday, July 4

10:00am- Sandusky Middle School 7th grade Band

10:30am- Sandusky Middle School 8th grade Band

11:00am- Sandusky High School Blue Notes Jazz

12- noon- Sandusky Marching Band and Children’s Bicycle Parade

1:00pm- TBA

2:00pm- Ed Klimczak

The Fourth Annual Boy with the Boot 5k walk/run will take place prior to the Stars and Stripes Festival at 8:30 a.m. The race is sponsored by the Sandusky Recreation Department and is the third race of the 2021 #RUNDUSKY Race Series. This year the 5k route will start at the Boy with the Boot fountain and connect to the Sandusky Bay Pathway for over half of the course and finish back at the fountain in Washington Park. Registration is available at www.runsignup.com/bwtb

The Children’s Bicycle Parade will have a few changes this year in that the children can again decorate their bikes on the north side of the courthouse lawn and follow the Sandusky Marching Band through the downtown Sandusky streets. This year, the parade will continue past the gazebo into the intersection of Washington and Columbus Avenue where parents can collect their children and bikes. The marching band will continue left on Columbus Avenue to the grassy area on the east side of the courthouse lawn where they will perform, while spectators will remain behind the designated cones off area. The music and watching the children will be an added bonus as we celebrate the day.

Music, food, booths and concessions stands will be featured as we celebrate the July 4th holiday. There will be more added activities from various Sandusky groups after our event comes to a close and maybe even some fireworks to top off the day. Let’s continue to stay healthy and safe as we celebrate the wonderful community we live in.

For more information or questions regarding the Sandusky Community Celebrations Council, please call Susan Sartor at 419.202.9502 or e-mail Jason Werling at [email protected]

SANDUSKY SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS
The Summer Park Program is baaaack!!! We continue to provide quality traditional and non-traditional programming for our youth during out-of-school time. This year’s seven-week program will visit six parks on a daily basis and provide lunch to participants. The program will include visits from OHgo, Sandusky Artisans Recovery Community Center. OSU SNAP-Ed, Erie Conservation District, TAPfit for youth and more! Camp limit: NO LIMIT Ages: K to 12th Grade. Fee: FREE, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Dates: Monday through Friday, June 14 – July 30. Locations and Times: 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. These programs will take place at Foxborough Park, Churchwell Park, Huron Park Central Park, Wightman-Wieber Park, and Lions Park.

SANDUSKY SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS
In memory of Momma Collins, Blue Streak supporter and Sandusky Recreation Board Member. Events include 40 yd. and 60 yd. dash for ages 2-5 and 60 yd. dash, 100 meter, 200 meter, 400 meter and 800 meter runs for ages 6-13. Softball throw and long jump are offered to ages 2-13. ON the day of the meet, registration is from 5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. and the track meets will start at 5:30 p.m. Camp is sponsored by the Sandusky High School Athletic Boosters and Sandusky Recreation. Track meets will be held on Monday(s) and the following Tuesday will be held as the Rain Date.
Time: Pre-registration from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Meets start at 5:30 p.m.
Location: SHS Track at Strobel Field
Fee: FREE
Ages: 2 to 13
Dates: 4 Track Meets: Monday(s)
June 7th (June 8th Rain Date)
June 14th (June 15th Rain Date)
June 21rd (June 22nd Rain Date)
June 28th (June 29th Rain Date)

SANDUSKY SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS
Many levels for many ages including Tiny Tots for the little ones, Tumbleweeds for not-so-little-ones and Progressive classes incorporate all skill levels. All sessions instructed by Rose Gold Gymnastics and are held at the Erie County Fairgrounds Building 1.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Tiny Tots (18mo-3yrs) Dates: Monthly, June 7th—July 1st or July 5th—July 29th
Tuesdays & Thursdays Time: 12:00-12:30 p.m. Fee: $40
Wednesdays only Time: 6:15-6:45 p.m. Fee: $30
Tumbleweeds (3-5 yrs) Dates: Monthly, June 7th—July 1st or July 5th—July 29th
Mondays & Wednesdays Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Fee: $50
Tuesdays & Thursdays Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Fee: $50
Wednesdays only Time: 5:15-6:15 p.m. Fee: $40
Progressive Levels (5 yrs & up) Dates: Monthly, June 7th—July 1st or July 5th—July 29th Fee: $60
Session 1: Mondays & Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 a.m. Session 4: Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Session 2: Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00-10:00 a.m. Session 5: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Session 3: Mondays & Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 a.m. Session 6: Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Session 7 or 8- Wednesdays only 4:15-5:15 or 6:45-7:45 p.m. Fee: $50
Three-day Gymnastics Camp Dates: August 16-18
Progressive (5 yrs & up) Time: 9:00-11:00 a.m. Fee: $50
Tots (ages 3-5) Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Fee: $40

SANDUSKY SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS
Did you know that there is a poet inside of you just waiting to put pencil to paper and change the world? Think Amanda Gorman. Statistics show that writing poetry helps develop your cognitive growth, organizational abilities, and the power to influence others through persuasion. In short, creative writing powers the brain. Come join Jennifer Ashburn, writing workshop instructor with 30 years of experience, on Mondays for 6 weeks, one hour a day, as we learn to compose limericks, cinquain, lyric poems, haiku, free verse and then dazzle an audience with a poetry slam. Lunch will be provided.
Class size limit: 10 Ages: 8 and up Location: The Rec Room at 222 Meigs Street Fee: $15
Dates: Mondays, June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19 Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

SANDUSKY SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS
Instructor Carly Dahs makes learning Spanish incredibly fun through the use of songs, games, crafts, stories and more! Learning a second language is never a bad idea. Children who have learned a foreign language show greater cognitive development in mental flexibility, creativity, reasoning, and problem-solving.
Class size limit: 10 Ages: 8 and up Location: The Rec Room at 222 Meigs Street Fee: $25
Dates: Thursdays, June 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22 Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

SANDUSKY SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS
Sandusky High School Golf Coach, Dave Colatruglio will provide instruction on all facets of the popular sport of golf including allocated time for rounds of golf throughout the week. Golf clubs are available for use from clubhouse.
Class size limit: 10
Ages: 8 to 14
Fee: $20 per session
Dates: Session 1– FULL Session 2– June 14-17 Session 3— June 21-24
Time: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Location: Mills Creek Golf Course

SANDUSKY SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS
Join Sandusky High School coach Sarah Franklin and players for a 3-day tennis camp! Campers will work on the development of basic tennis skills. The camp will also stress agility drills and sportsmanship. Please wear tennis shoes and bring a tennis racquet. Racquets will also be provided.
Ages: 5-8 years old Class size limit: 20 Location: Battery Park Tennis Courts Fee: $15
Dates: Wednesday, June 30, Thursday, July 1 and Friday, July 2. Times: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

SANDUSKY SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS
Kids will be able to experience sailing in the bay while learning the benefits of living on the shores of Lake Erie. The program, hosted by the Sandusky Junior Sailors, aims to help make participants more comfortable on the water and to feel proud of where they live.
Class size limit: 12 Location: Sandusky Sailing Club Time: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Dates: Grades K-2: Tuesday, July 6 or Monday, July 19
Grades 3-5: Wednesday, July 7 or Tuesday, July 20
Grades 6-8: Thursday, July 8 or Wednesday, July 21
Check out the Sandusky Junior Sailors’ 2021 DISCOVER BOATING program from June 7-11 at www.sailsandusky.org

SANDUSKY SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS
Miss Mookie is back with a new and exciting genre of dance! Join her as she teaches Industry Hip Hop: Youth 8-years-old and up will key into their energy for six weeks by expressing themselves and their personalities through their movement. These sessions will include dancing to upbeat songs to the latest trends.
Class size limit: 15 Ages: 8 and up Location: The Rec Room at 222 Meigs Street Fee: $15
Dates: Tuesdays, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10 Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

SANDUSKY SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS
Come join DJ Pitcher in this six week pilot program as he instructs our youth about basic techniques that will get them comfortable on a skateboard. Participants will also learn basic skateboarding tricks, or simply a trick, which is a maneuver performed on a skateboard while skate-boarding. Skateboarding tricks vary greatly in difficulty. Participants must bring their own skate-board. Clothing should be comfortable. Sneakers/Tennis Shoes required. No open toe shoes allowed. Headgear, elbow and knee pads are suggested.
Class size limit: 10 max. Ages: 8 to 16 Location: Skate Park at 222 Meigs Street Fee: $15
Dates: Tuesdays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 3, 10 Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

SANDUSKY LIBRARY
The Sandusky Library presents their Summer Reading Program for children and teens: Tails and Tales. Registration begins on June 1. Sandusky Library’s program has gone virtual with Beanstack. Families can register online, and activities begin the week of June 14. Children and teens will earn badges by completing activities, reading books, and more. Badges will virtually be exchanged for tickets to earn prizes. After registering online, children and teens can pick up a lanyard at the children’s desk and then for completing activities and reading for a certain time period, their virtual badge can be exchanged for a real button at the children’s desk. Questions? Contact the children’s desk at 419-625-3834 and choose 4.

SANDUSKY LIBRARY
The Sandusky Library presents their weekly events during the month of June. The First Chapter Book Club will take place Mondays at 3:00 p.m. on Facebook Live on June 7, 14, 21, 28. Bedtime Stories will take place Mondays at 7:00 p.m. on Facebook and YouTube on June 7, 14, 21, 28. Saturday Stories will take place Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. on Facebook Live on June 5, 12, 19, 26.

SANDUSKY LIBRARY
The Sandusky Library presents Preview of Grab-and-Go Activity Bag on Facebook Live. Join a children’s staff member each week on Facebook LIVE at 2:00 on Fridays to view what will be in the upcoming week’s Grab-and-Go Activity Bag for the Summer Reading Program.
June 11: Sea Creatures
June 18: Birds and Insects
June 25: Dinosaurs

IDA RUPP PUBLIC LIBRARY
We are excited to announce that we are partnering with the Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce’s Meals on Madison (M.O.M.) to bring great summer reading events to Port Clinton for 2021! Even though indoor gathering restrictions have been lifted, let’s enjoy the great summer weather by gathering at M.O.M.! Watch and listen to performers, make crafts together, and discuss some terrific books. We invite all our community members to join us at any of these events. In addition, there will be displays, crafts and more at each of our locations in Port Clinton, Put-in-Bay and Marblehead. The theme for this year’s summer reading is Tails and Tales. Our events, crafts and contests will coordinate with this theme. Our Summer Challenge kicks off June 1 and runs through July 31. Participate, track your activity, and be eligible for our grand prize drawing!

MARBLEHEAD PENINSULA BRANCH LIBRARY
Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library presents Find the Tails Scavenger Hunt June 1st at Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library for all ages. Hidden throughout the library are different animal tails. Use the checklist to find them all by June 30th! Turn in your checklist for a chance to win a gift card! One entry per person, please!

HURON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Huron Public Library presents a Summer Learning Program. Registration for the Huron Public Library’s Summer Learning Program for preschool, children, tweens, teens begins on Monday, June 7 at 10 am. Registration for adults begins on Friday, June 4 at 10 am. Due to safety considerations, some programs have a limited capacity this year. Be sure to check out huronlibrary.org for all the details!

HURON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Huron Public Library presents Huron Stories: Community Journals. Starting this summer, the Library wants YOU to write your own tales in our NEW community journaling experiment. Each journal will have a special topic– from Library Recommendations and Self-Portraits, to Huron Memories and Recipes. Check out one that is interesting to you! These journals will eventually be filled with the thoughts and creative energy of our community and placed on our Library shelves for others to check out and enjoy. Find the display in the main lobby this summer.

HURON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Huron Public Library presents an Online Community Art Gallery Contest. Share your artwork with the community in our virtual art gallery for a chance to WIN! Create some art or take some photos with the Summer Learning Program theme: Tails & Tales. Patrons will vote on their favorites. Send a picture of your art or photography to [email protected], along with the name of the piece, the artist’s name, and the medium. Open to teens and adults.

HURON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Huron Public Library presents Art in the Gallery In June, the Library’s Gallery will feature the photography of the Firelands Shutterbug Photography Club.

HURON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Huron Public Library presents 2021 National Teen Video Challenge. This video contest is open teens ages 13-18. Create a short video that shows your unique interpretation of the 2021 CSLP theme: Tails & Tales. Five winners will receive: a $200 cash prize and $50 worth of summer reading materials for their library. Videos accepted from Tuesday, June 1 through August 6.

FISHER-TITUS HOLDING PEDIATRIC VACCINE CLINICS
On Saturdays, beginning May 22, Fisher- Titus will be holding COVID-19 vaccine clinics for those aged 12-18 at Fisher-Titus Pediatrics, 282 Benedict Avenue, Suite B, Norwalk. First doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be administered, and second dose appointments will be made when scheduling the first dose. A parent or guardian must be present at the appointments to sign consent forms. Appointments are required by calling 419-668-9409. In addition, drive through clinic appointments are available for those aged 12 and up at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Clinics are held Mondays from 10 am – 6 pm and Wednesdays from 8 am – 4 pm. To schedule an appointment for the drive through clinic, visit FisherTitus.org/coronavirus, call 419-660-2646 between the hours of 8 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday, or just show up – no appointment is needed. To learn more about Fisher-Titus, please visit FisherTitus.org.

THE WORKS: OHIO CENTER FOR HISTORY, ART, & TECHNOLOGY
As a member of the Blue Star Museum program, The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology is offering FREE admission to the nation’s active duty military and their families, from May 15, 2021 through Labor Day, September 6, 2021. Free admission is offered to those actively serving in the United States Military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard Active Duty and Reservists, National Guardsman regardless of status, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card in order to be able to visit The Works at the free rate. Blue Star Museums include children’s museums, art, science, and history museums, zoos, gardens, lighthouses, and more, and hail from all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The current list of participating can be found by visiting www.arts.gov/national/blue-star-museums.

TIFFIN SENECA FARMERS MARKET
The 2021 season of the Tiffin Seneca Farmers Market kicks off May 15th 9am-1pm. The market will occur on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month from May until October and is located on South Washington Street between Perry and Market streets.This year, the market is launching new programs to make fresh food more accessible for all local residents. SNAP/EBT cards, WIC Farmers Market Vouchers, Senior Farmers Market Vouchers, and regular credit cards will all now be accepted at the market through the brand new Market Bank program. Also available this year is Produce Perks, a fruit and vegetable incentive program that provides a $25 match on SNAP/EBT and P-EBT purchases. This means that any amount spent with SNAP/EBT or P-EBT, up to $25, will be matched dollar for dollar. Customers wishing to use their SNAP/EBT funds or credit cards can expect to visit the Market Bank to redeem tokens to shop the market. To learn more about the Tiffin Seneca Farmers Market and specifically about the Market Bank, visit and subscribe at www.tiffinsenecafarmersmarket.com/. If you are interested in becoming a vendor or have questions, you may contact the Farmer Market Manager, Kirsten Ameling, at [email protected]

DAY ON THE WILDSIDE
The Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District in cooperation with Winous Point Marsh Conservancy; ODNR Division of Wildlife, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invite youth in the 5th-8th grades to spend “A DAY ON THE WILD SIDE.” The camp will be held on Thursday, July 22, at the Winous Point Hunt Club in Port Clinton from 8:15 – 4:00 p.m. Participants will have an opportunity to learn many different outdoor skills in a safe and fun environment. Some of the activities include: archery, bird banding, fishing, canoeing, shooting, importance of habitat, and the history of the Winous Point Hunt Club, North America’s Oldest Hunt Club! Cost to attend “A DAY ON THE WILD SIDE” is $20 and is limited to 60 participants. If you are interested in attending, please call 419-898-1595 or go to Ottawa SWCD’s website at www.ottawaswcd.com to download the registration form.

2021 HURON ROTARY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
After evaluating 21 applications, the Huron Rotary Club has chosen four Huron High School Seniors as recipients of the 2021 $1,250 Huron Rotary Scholarships. The club will also be giving a $1,250 scholarship to a Huron school district resident studying at Bowling Green State University’s Firelands Campus. That recipient will be chosen by BGSU at a later date.

Walker Blevins is a member of National Honor Society and a National Merit Finalist scoring 34 out of 36, placing him in the top 1% of scholars nationwide. He participated in Model United Nations and was selected for Buckeye Boys State. Walker is involved in Team Leadership Corps and Academic Challenge. He has completed five AP courses and three college courses while in high school. Walker is captain of the varsity Soccer team, earned two varsity letters for Cross Country, and served as a mentor for aspiring young athletes. He has 40+ hours of volunteer service for OHgo’s mobile food pantry, and has volunteered at the Ohio Veterans Home, and other organizations. Walker will be attending The Ohio State University where he will major in engineering or medicine. He is the son of Roger and Jennifer Blevins.

Andrew Hardy has a 3.9 grade point average and is involved in Teen Leadership Corps, Superintendent’s Cabinet, and National Honor Society. While a high school student Andrew has completed five AP classes and six college classes. He received an award for Policy Speech and Debate and was selected for Buckeye Boys State. Andrew has accumulated over 50 hours of community service through St. Peter’s Church, Younglife, tutoring fellow students in Spanish and algebra, North Force Sports Camp, the Foundation for Firelands Hospital, and others. Andrew will attend The Ohio State University where he will major in biology as a pre-med student. He is the son of Trey and Heather Hardy.

Luke Lagando has a 4.0 grade point average and an ACT score of 34 making him a National Merit Scholar. He has completed three AP courses and five college courses. Luke Is a member of National Honor Society, was an attendee at Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership, a Koinonia Retreat Leader, and selected for Buckeye Boys State. Last year he was a member of the Academic Challenge Team. Active in the Huron High School athletic program, Luke has lettered in football, basketball, and tennis. His community service includes painting houses for the Youth Elect Service Program, decorated homeless shelters for Cherry Street Mission, and helped OHgo’s Project Happy Christmas and the First Presbyterian Church’s Soup Kitchen. During the pandemic he helped his twin cousins with their sixth grade virtual lessons! Luke has been admitted to The Ohio State University where he will pursue a degree in biomedical engineering, hoping to learn how to use 3-D printing to produce human organs. Luke is the son of Jake and Olivia Lagando.

Abigail Miller played on Huron High School’s 2020 Division III Volleyball State Championship team! She has completed one AP course and nine college courses while a high school student. Abi has volunteered her time to Calvary Baptist Church, Safety Town, STAR Camp, and others. After her sister was diagnosed with cancer in 2013 Abi has given many hours in volunteer service to help childhood cancer patients. She and her sister have made more than 500 care packages for children in cooperation with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and University Hospitals. She held a fundraiser in cooperation with Alex’s Lemonade Stand to raise more than $300 for pediatric cancer research. Abi and her sister are in the process of launching a non-profit organization, Pinky Toes Productions, to raise awareness and sponsor fundraisers and events in support of children battling cancer. In addition, Abi has tutored children, worked on blood drives, rang the bell for the Salvation Army, and helped with OHgo’s Project Christmas. She has been admitted to Cleveland State University where she will major in biology and health sciences in preparation for a career as a pediatric oncologist. Abigail is the daughter of James and Rhonda Miller.

OHSAA FOOTBALL OFFICIATING CLASS
Did you know there is a shortage of football officials? Cedar Point’s Sports Force Park, Sandusky is the location of the next OHSAA Football Officials Course. The class will be Tuesdays & Thursdays starting June 22nd and ending July 21st from 6 to 9PM. The football class is taught by Lee Paden, Bay Area Officials Association’s licensed instructor. Those interested should text/call Lee at 440-320-3317 / email [email protected] or Greg Bartemes at 419-366-2532 / email [email protected] The cost is only $65. Get involved in the game by becoming a licensed official!

26TH ANNUAL BEGINNER BEEKEEPING CLASS
The Lorain County Beekeepers Association is proud to announce the 26th Annual Beginner Beekeeping Class on March 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th. These classes will be from 7-9pm at Life Church on 1033 Elm Street in Grafton Ohio. The cost for this program is $50 and this includes a 1 year LCBA Memebership and a monthly email newsletter for you and other family members living at the same address. Books will be available for an additional $23 fee during classes. There will be a Bonus Class- Fall Wrap on September 10th from 7-9pm at Life Church on 1033 Elm Street in Grafton, Ohio. Go to the LCBA website to download the class registration form: www.loraincountybeekeepers.org.

MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION
The Margaretta Board of Education regular meeting that is scheduled for June 28th at 6:30pm will be an in-person meeting at the MES gym to follow health and safety procedures due to the current health crisis.

MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION
The Margaretta Board of Education regular meeting that is scheduled for July 19th at 6:30pm will be an in-person meeting at the MES gym to follow health and safety procedures due to the current health crisis.

5TH ANNUAL FRIENDS OF 2083 FOUNDATION GOLF SCRAMBLE
Please join us in honoring SPD Officer Andrew Dunn at the 5th Annual Friends of 2083 Foundation Golf Scramble on Saturday, July 10th at Woussickett Golf Course on 6311 Mason Road in Sandusky. This event is in honor of the 10th Anniversary of Andrew’s “End of Watch”. Registration begins at 7:30am and Shotgun Start begins at 8:30am. You must fill out a registration form in order to attend this event. It will cost $320 for each team. Entry fees will NOT be accepted at the door. The entry fee includes gold, a cart, lunch, and all beverages (including beer), dinner (hog roast/BBQ) and prizes! There will be hold prizes, a 50/50 drawing, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies. Need to purchase extra dinner tickets or order carry out for dinner? Contact Greg Hall at 419-656-6501. Tickets are $12 each or 2 for $20. Registration is limited to the first 30 teams. The deadline to register is July 2nd.

MILLER BOAT LINE
Active U.S. Military Personnel & American Veterans will receive FREE passenger fare aboard Miller Ferry to Put-in-Bay or Middle Bass Island on Saturday, May 29 through Memorial Day, May 31 with military ID. Also, we expect our new passenger/vehicle ferry, the Mary Ann Market, to arrive this year. She will travel from Lakes Superior & Huron, into Detroit River, then into Lake Erie toward her home port of Put-in-Bay, Ohio.

PORT CLINTON DOWNTOWN IMPROVEMENT GRANT APPLICATIONS
Main Street Port Clinton is pleased to announce that Downtown Improvement Grant applications are available for downtown businesses and building owners. The focus of the Downtown Improvement Grant is to provide financial support to downtown business owners and downtown property owners to improve their property, positively influence economic growth, and enhance aesthetic appeal. These grants are made possible because of the success of Main Street’s fundraisers, specifically the Walleye Festival. Since 2013, $125,000 has been awarded to downtown property owners and business owners. Main Street Port Clinton is striving to promote, preserve, and improve downtown historic Port Clinton as a vibrant center for businesses, entertainment, and cultural activities for residents of the community and visitors to our area. For more information about the Downtown Improvement Grant, please contact the Main Street Port Clinton office at 419-734-5503 or you can pick up grant applications at 110 Madison Street. Deadline to submit application is August 27, 2021.

SANDUSKY LIBRARY
The Sandusky Library presents a Virtual Reading Challenge: Mindfulness. Join this Beanstack Challenge from May 1 to May 31 to learn about becoming a more mindful person. Check the Library’s event calendar to receive the link to the challenge.

SANDUSKY LIBRARY: SERVICE HOURS UPDATE
The Sandusky Library presents their new open hours:
Monday 10:00-6:00
Tuesday 10:00-6:00
Wednesday 10:00-6:00
Thursday 10:00-6:00
Friday 10:00-5:00
Saturday 10:00-5:00
Follett House Museum tours are available by appointment and are limited to groups of six. Curbside service is available by phone appointment. Call 419-625-3834 to set up an appointment.

SANDUSKY LIBRARY
The Sandusky Library presents their new digital service: Kanopy. Sandusky Library cardholders now have access to Kanopy, a video-streaming platform dedicated to thoughtful and thought-provoking films. Kanopy offers movies, documentaries, Great Course along with Kanopy Kids for younger patrons. Sandusky Library cardholders can access 10 checkouts per month in Kanopy. To set up an account, check the Library’s website to connect to Kanopy.

HEIDELBERG HYBRID MUSIC & THEATRE SUMMER CAMP
The Heidelberg University School of Music & Theatre Summer Camp is pleased to announce that this year’s camp has been upgraded. Previously, the camp was planning to offer high school students (grades 8-12) a hybrid camp experience of four days virtual and one day in-person. But in accordance with state and local guidance and due to increased vaccination rates in Ohio and Seneca County, the camp is replacing its original plans with an in-person, two-day on-campus experience on June 17 and June 18 only. Campers will still have the opportunity to customize their schedule by choosing up to two tracks among choir, band and theatre, and a number of elective seminars. The camp experience will culminate with a performance at the East Green Amphitheatre on June 18. All safety protocols will be strictly enforced during the campers’ time on campus. Heidelberg music and theatre faculty members Jon Waters, Greg Ramsdell, Carol Dusdieker Stephen Svoboda, David Cotter and Tracy will be the instructors for all of the courses and tracks. On-campus housing will not be available, so those who are traveling from a distance should consider making arrangements for accommodations at a local hotel. The registration deadline for this year’s camp is Friday, May 24. Cost is $275 for campers and includes tuition, meals (lunch both days and dinner on Friday), a camp T-shirt and a Heidelberg face mask. Registration and additional information are available at www.heidelberg.edu/SMTCamp or by emailing Tracy at [email protected]

COMMUNITY GARAGE SALES
The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce is coordinating the Annual Village wide Garage Sale Days in Oak Harbor, OH on June 4 & 5, 2021. A complete list of sales will be available at the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce and the Oak Harbor Public Library, and also on www.oakharborohio.net starting Wednesday June 2, 2021. If you would like to place your sale on the list, there is a $3.00 minimum donation and we must receive your information by Tuesday June 1, 2021. If you have any questions, please call the chamber office at 419-898-0479.

IDA RUPP PUBLIC LIBRARY
Ida Rupp Public Library presents Picnic Plans from May 24th through May 29th for adults. Get your BBQ on with some great recipes, games and decorations!

MILAN-BERLIN LIBRARY DISTRICT
Members of the Milan-Berlin Library District Board of Trustees are excited to announce construction on a new community room for the Berlin Heights Public Library will begin in 2021. This new facility will be added to the rear of the existing building. It will be a place for the library to host educational and entertaining events and for community groups to gather. Like the similar room in Milan, this room will be available via reservation during and after library hours. Construction was generously funded by the Hinman Foundation. Plans for the addition are currently available for viewing at Berlin Public Library.

HAVE FUN & SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE CHARITY
Main Street Port Clinton’s Walleye Festival Committee would like to invite your organization or business to volunteer at the 40th annual Walleye Festival over Memorial Day weekend. Again this year we are offering non-profit organizations and businesses the chance to raise money for their favorite charity by bartending in our Entertainment Tent over the weekend. Your organization/business can run a 50/50 during your time slot and will also receive all tips at the bar. This is a great way to generate extra funds for your organization or charity while having an enjoyable time at the Walleye Festival! We encourage you to invite family/friends to come down and support you. Please call Main Street Port Clinton at 419-734-5503 for all of the details and available shifts.

SANDUSKY RACE SERIES THRID SEASON
The City of Sandusky’s Recreation Department, Firelands Regional Health System and North Shore Running Store are partnering with eight race events in the city to promote outdoor recreation for residents and visitors. Participation in the #RUNDUSKY Race Series promotion is free, but participants must register for each race independently, prices and registration availability depend on each race. Those who participate in four of the eight races will be given a #RUNDUSKY Race Series hoodie. Each participant who finishes five, six, seven, or all eight of the races will be entered into a drawing for a race package. The package will include a gift certificate for running gear and free entry to area races. The #RUNDUSKY 2021 Race Series includes the following events:

All for Abs Glow Walk/Run
Mills Creek Golf Course, 1933 Mills Street
Saturday, June 12 at 9:30 p.m.
Registration: https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Sandusky/AllforAbs5k
$30 Supports the Abigail Bastien Scholarship Fund and includes t-shirt and finisher medal


Boy with the Boot 5k
Washington Park at the Boy with the Boot Statue
Sunday, July 4 at 8:30 a.m.
Registration: https://runsignup.com/bwtb
$20.00 includes dry-wick t-shirt and finisher medal


Rush to the Crush 5 Miler
Firelands Winery, 917 Bardshar Road
Sunday, August 22, 2021
Registration: COMING SOON


Blue Streak Pride 5k
Strobel Field
Saturday, September 25 at 9 a.m.
Registration: COMING SOON


Save your Pumpkins 5k,
Battery Park
Saturday, October 9 at 9 a.m.
Registration: COMING SOON


Humane Society of Erie County 5k
Sandusky Fire Station, 300 W. Market Street
Saturday, November 6 at 9 a.m.
Registration: COMING SOON


The Race before the Game
Saturday, November 27 at 8:30 a.m.
Cameo Pizza at Central Park


Registration: www.runsignup.com/dotblock2021. Participation in the promotion is FREE and anyone interested can download a #RUNDUSKY entry card at www.ci.sandusky.oh.us/departments/recreation/index.php. For questions contact Sandusky Recreation 419.627.5833 or [email protected] Follow www.facebook.com/SanduskyRec and Twitter @SanduskyRec for updates.

LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE 2021
The City of Sandusky is excited to announce the Love Where you Live, 2021 Community Clean-up & Beatification Series! We are calling all residents and businesses to come out and show your community pride! Our third event will be Neighborhood Clean-ups. Running now until October, Dick Brady, Commission President and Dave Waddington, City Commissioners, have scheduled various neighborhood clean-ups for one hour every other Saturday. May 22nd will be Orlando Pace Park, June 5th will be Jaycee Park and the Wightman Wieber Pavilions, June 19th will be the Downtown Waterfront and Shelby Street Boat Launch, July 10th will be the Amvets ball fields, area streets, Cholera Cemetery, and Sprau Park. July 24th will be Lions Park and surrounding streets, August 7th will be Farwell Park/Cedar Point Drive, August 21st will be Huron Park/Greenhouse, September 11th will be Central Park/Monroe Street, September 25th will be the City Underpasses and the Tiffin Avenue underpass, and October 2nd will be Pipe Creek. We encourage all residents and businesses to come out and get involved! If you have any questions about these programs, please contact the Department of Public Works at (419) 627-5829 or the City Commission office at (419) 627-5850.If you have any questions about these programs, please contact the Department of Public Works at (419) 627-5829 or the City Commission office at (419) 627-5850.

ELYRIA COUNTRY CLUB GOLF CLASSIC
Elyria Country Club presents The Golf Classic on July 19th at 41625 Oberlin-Elyria Road in Elyria. Shotgun Start will be at 12pm. The cost will be $175 per person. (Space is limited to 72 golfers – Sign up a complete foursome when registering.) The price includes golf, a cart, lunch, beer, water, and pop on course. (There will be 2 riders per cart).

PORT CLINTON WALLEYE FESTIVAL RIDE TICKETS
Advance Ride Tickets for the 2021 Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival are now on sale. Each ride ticket is $40 and good for the entire Walleye Festival weekend. The Walleye Festival will run from Thursday, May 27 to Monday, May 31. Quantities are limited so please buy them early. Each Advance Ride Ticket enters you to win a $100 gift card. Two gift cards will be given away. The deadline to purchase Advance Ride Tickets is Thursday, May 27 at 5:00pm. Please make checks payable to Main Street Port Clinton. You can purchase the Advance Ride Tickets at the Port Clinton Chamber/Main Street Port Clinton located at 110 Madison Street.

SANDUSKY PIER PRESSURE FITNESS PROGRAM
The City of Sandusky’s Recreation Department and Firelands Regional Health System is proud to announce the return of a FREE and weekly fitness program for area residents and those visiting the city. Pier Pressure will be a fitness meetup EVERY Saturday at 8am from May through September at the Schade-Mylander Plaza at the foot of Columbus Avenue. Each week participants will have the opportunity to stretch, learn light calisthenics and walk or run at their own pace along Sandusky Bay. Participants will be introduced to three of Sandusky’s fitness centers and will have the opportunity to learn more about each trainer and facility. All of the fitness centers/trainers are located in the city limits and include Tim Dorsey Fitness (1st Saturdays), Zumba with Mel (4th Saturdays), NexXt Level Fit Academy (3rd Saturdays), and CrossFit Sandusky (2nd Saturdays). The program is also available to visitors to the area to welcome them to Sandusky with a quick workout in the historic, waterfront downtown on Sandusky Bay. Participants can start off their healthy weekend with a workout and then a stop at the Sandusky Farmer’s Market on E. Washington Row starting in June! The program is open to all ages, but participants should leave their four-pawed friends at home. A waiver must be signed by each participant prior to the workout and waivers can be signed electronically online at www.runsignup.com/pierpressure2021. For questions contact Sandusky Recreation 419.627.5833 or [email protected]

IDA RUPP PUBLIC LIBRARY EXPANSION OF HOURS
The Ida Rupp Public Library has extended service hours at all three locations. Beginning on Saturday, May 1, the extension brings the reduced hours of the past year closer to pre-pandemic hours. Ida Rupp Public Library in Port Clinton will be open on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10am until 5pm. On Tuesday and Thursday patrons may use the library from 10am until 8pm. The Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library and the Erie Islands Library will be open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10am until 2pm and on Tuesday and Thursday from 3pm until 7pm. The district will offer a new way to pick up holds via self-service lockers that will be installed at all locations later this spring or early summer, Faust said. The self-service holds lockers will be available for patrons to access 24/7 — even outside of library hours — and are completely new to Ida Rupp Public Library. The libraries are located in Port Clinton at 310 Madison Street; Marblehead Peninsula Branch at 710 W. Main Street and Erie Islands Library located at 281 Concord in Put-in-Bay.

BIRCHARD PUBLIC LIBRARY
Birchard Public Library has a variety of virtual programming at all four locations. All programs are free, but some require registration.  For more information or to register for a program, call 419.334.7101, or visit www.facebook.com/birchardpubliclibrary/ or www.birchard.org and click on an event. New programs, events and activities are being added each week. We are open regular hours, but we still offer curbside pickup of library materials and activity kits for those who prefer not to enter the building. All Birchard library locations will be closed May 30th and May 31st, Memorial Day Weekend.

BIRCHARD PUBLIC LIBRARY- FREMONT
Birchard Public Library of Fremont presents Free Craft Kits for Kids: Mondays in May. Kids! Pick up a new take-home craft kit each Monday at the main library while supplies last.

BIRCHARD PUBLIC LIBRARY- GIBSONBURG
Birchard Public Library of Gibsonburg presents Go Green Learning Kit, Pick up the May activity kit with a spring theme geared for preschoolers while supplies last. Borrow the book, “Lola Plants a Garden,” by Anna McQuinn when you pick up a kit.

BIRCHARD PUBLIC LIBRARY- GIBSONBURG
Birchard Public Library of Gibsonburg presents Pose and Play Thursdays in May at 11:00 a.m. on Facebook. Join Mrs. M to learn a basic yoga pose and a fingerplay.  

BIRCHARD PUBLIC LIBRARY- WOODVILLE
Birchard Public Library of Woodville presents From My Backyard:  A Facebook LIVE Event Mondays in May at 7:00 pm. Join librarian Rene in her backyard as she shares life on the farm via Facebook LIVE.

5TH ANNUAL FRIENDS OF 2083 FOUNDATION GOLF SCRAMBLE
Please join us in honoring SPD Officer Andrew Dunn at the 5th Annual Friends of 2083 Foundation Golf Scramble on Saturday, July 10th at Woussickett Golf Course on 6311 Mason Road in Sandusky. This event is in honor of the 10th Anniversary of Andrew’s “End of Watch”. Registration begins at 7:30am and Shotgun Start begins at 8:30am. You must fill out a registration form in order to attend this event. It will cost $320 for each team. Entry fees will NOT be accepted at the door. The entry fee includes gold, a cart, lunch, and all beverages (including beer), dinner (hog roast/BBQ) and prizes! There will be hold prizes, a 50/50 drawing, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies. Need to purchase extra dinner tickets or order carry out for dinner? Contact Greg Hall at 419-656-6501. Tickets are $12 each or 2 for $20. Registration is limited to the first 30 teams. The deadline to register is July 2nd.

THE WORKS: THE ART OF WORLD TEXTILES
The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art, & Technology presents a new art gallery exhibition titled “The Art of World Textiles” on display April 15 through July 2, 2021. The official opening for the exhibit will be April 17 from 1:00-4:00 p.m., when guests can ask questions and hear more about textiles and the stories behind them. This gallery was assembled by Cynthia Cunningham Cort, a textile specialist and scholar who has spent years in India studying the structure and design of handmade textiles. She has brought together highlights of her personal collection of textiles from around the world. The gallery features brocades, embroideries, and resist-dyed fabrics from Asia, South America, the Middle East, and Africa. “The Art of World Textiles” is sponsored by The Energy Cooperative. Denison University is the 2021 Main Gallery Sponsor. The Art Gallery is free and open to the public. Reserve tickets online in advance at www.attheworks.org/tickets. Guests are asked to stay 6 feet apart while visiting the Art Gallery. The Gallery is open during current operating hours at The Works, Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-Noon and 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Learn more at www.attheworks.org.

SANDUSKY GOES BIG ON WATERFRONT PROGRAMMING
Have you ever daydreamed about listening to a concert while being able to watch a sunset on Sandusky Bay? How about a family picnic while watching a movie on the Great Lawn of the Jackson Street Pier? The city and its partners are excited to announce amenities coming to the enhanced Jackson Street Pier this summer. At a city commission meeting, the City Commission approved purchases of an LED Digital Screen and a Performance Stage. Numerous Sandusky anchor institutions stepped up to make these amenities a reality, and released details of future purchases to be made. The Civista Bank Ice Skating Rink will debut this November. The Mylander Pavilion, named after George Mylander and the Mylander Foundation, will become an open-air or heated space for community and private events. The Erie County Community Foundation Stage will bring concerts and live events to the waterfront. The Firelands Regional Health System LED Screen will bring the newest movies and cult classics to both children and adults. A lead gift was provided by the Sandusky Bicentennial Commission, with remaining funds of the 2018 year going towards ensuring large scale, unifying events would continue in the Sandusky community. The city and its partners look forward to creating events that are entertaining, inclusive, diverse and fun for the entire community and surrounding region. Programming is set to begin in July of 2021, adhering to COVID guidelines as they are at the time. Stay tuned for more details.

HURON COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY
While some shelters have found the resources to manage kitten season, every shelter needs help during this time. You can take the first step toward supporting them by knowing what to do if you find kittens born to community cats in your neighborhood. If you find neonate kittens, don’t scoop them up and take them to the shelter. Watch the neonate kittens to see if the mother comes back. If you see her, it’s best to let her take care of them until they’re old enough to eat independently. If they’re younger than four weeks old, don’t consider taking them to a shelter unless mom hasn’t appeared for about 6 hours. If the kittens are older, perhaps 4-6 weeks of age, then wait a day before gathering them up. Even if you don’t find kittens in your neighborhood, the number one way to help shelters manage kitten season is to adopt a kitten or cat during the summer months when the spring kittens are old enough to be placed in homes. Not only do you save a life, but you also open up space for the shelter to care for another kitten or cat. If your home is full, you can still help by encouraging your friends and family members to adopt. You can also donate to help continue lifesaving programs.

HURON COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY
HCHS is partnering with Humane Ohio to provide transport to their low-cost spay/neuter clinic for our area residents. We are hosting a once-a-month transport. Humane Ohio picks animals up in the morning at Norwalk Walmart, transports them to their facility in Toledo, and then returns them to the Walmart in Norwalk the same evening. HCHS is handling the scheduling and accepting payment for the desired services. To cover some of the costs of providing this service, there is a $5 administrative fee added to Humane Ohio’s requested services price. We request that you prepay when your appointment is scheduled. Stray/feral/outdoor cats are welcome during the months that Humane Ohio is willing to do their surgeries. HCHS also offers live trap rentals for those interested in trapping and spaying/neutering stray and feral cats. Here are some helpful how-to tips: google how to trap a feral cat for TNR by Kitten Lady or go to www.alleycat.org/TNR. The cost through Humane Ohio is only $29 for stray/feral cats. This price includes the spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, and ear tip.

RUTHERFORD B. HAYES PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUMS
The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums presents their continued special exhibit “Ohio: An Unnatural History” at Spiegel Grove in Fremont. Regular museum hours apply. Myths and legends are how people have tried to understand the unknown. This exhibit will profile legendary creatures and spooky tales from across Ohio and look at the role of folklore in our culture. This exhibit is included with regular admission. Members are admitted for free. It will be open through Saturday, Oct. 31, 2021. Sponsored by Hanneman-Chudzinski-Keller Funeral Home. Call 419-332-2081 or visit our website at: www.rbhayes.org for more information.

ISLAND SAFE HARBOR ANIMAL SANCTUARY
Island Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary presents their Annual Fundraiser New Leash on Life on Friday, July 30th at Catawba Island Club on 4235 East Beach Club Road in Port Clinton. VIP Admission will begin at 5pm and General Admission will begin at 6pm. Please contact DeeDee Kramer at 440-724-8371 or [email protected] or Frank Kozuch Jr. at 440-503-8552 or [email protected] if you would like to donate or inquire about more information. Our mailing address is ISHAS 2021 Fundraider, P.O. Box 394, Marblehead, Ohio 43440. You can find our Go Fund Me Page at https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/new-leash-on-life-2020. Watch our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdxl9z9VbXI&t=1s.

18TH ANNUAL KIWANIS GOLF SCRAMBLE
You are invited to the 18th Annual Kiwanis Golf Scramble on May 19th of 2021! The Kiwanis Club of Sandusky is a leading service club in our area, serving the children of Sandusky and the surrounding communities. Proceeds from this event will help fund our signature project, the Erie County Imagination Library, which provides free books every month to over 2,200 Erie County children from birth to five years old, regardless of income! There are three ways you can help. First of all, you can become a Hole Sponsor for $125. As a hole sponsor, you or your business will have a sign posted at one of the holes for all our golfers to see. Your support will also be listed in our program and recognized on Facebook. You can also Sponsor a Team for $320. Sponsor a team for your business or organization and enjoy the day! Registration with payment is due by May 3rd, 2020 to insure a tee time is reserved for your team. No refunds unless the event is cancelled. Finally, you could become a Lunch Sponsor for $500. This sponsor will receive recognition in our program, signage the day of the event, recognition on our Facebook page, and a hole sponsorship. Our golfers will also appreciate your generosity! Only one sponsorship is available in this category. Boxed lunches will be made by Creative Cuisine. For additional information, please email [email protected] or call our Fundraising Chair, Tony Cummings at 419-625-1894.

HURON PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Huron Public Library is now open to the public. We ask that patrons continue to limit their time in the Library when possible. Masks are required to be properly worn in the building. Please visit huronlibrary.org to find current safety precautions and services offered at this time. In addition, the Library is now offering free Abbot BinaxNOW Home COVID-19 Test Kits available by contactless Curbside Pickup. Patrons should call the Library at (419) 433-5009 to schedule a time to pick up the tests through Curbside Pickup. Patrons also must be able to use the NAVICA mobile app through the use of a smartphone or tablet in order to administer the test. Tests are not intended to be picked up inside or administered in the Library. Please DO NOT enter the Library if you have been exposed to COVID-19 or if you are feeling ill. Library staff are also not able to discuss medical questions or assist with the use of the mobile app. Please visit huronlibrary.org and find our “COVID-19 Updates” page for more information.

HURON PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Huron Public Library presents their Online Community Art Gallery. Share pictures of your artwork or photography in our virtual Gallery on huronlibrary.org. All ages can participate. Send artwork name, artist name, medium, and picture to [email protected]

CITY OF SANDUSKY
The City of Sandusky is committed to promoting a cleaner community by offering options for yard waste disposal, see information below and check out or City website for more information; www.cityofsandusky.com/yardwaste.

YARD WASTE PICKUP
The City of Sandusky has signed into contract with Republic Services of Sandusky, Ohio to offer City residents Yard Waste Services beginning April 1st, 2021 and ending December 31st, 2021. This is an optional service offered to City residents. If you were signed up for the service in 2020, you will automatically be enrolled in the 2021 program. If you would like to discontinue service, please contact the Customer Accounting Office at (419) 627-5893. For anyone who is interested in signing up, please visit the Customer Accounting office at City Hall, 240 Columbus Ave, Sandusky, OH, Monday thru Friday 7:00am to 5:00pm or calling (419) 627-5893. A $13.10 monthly fee for this service will be added to your water and sewer bill monthly during the time of service. Your yard waste pick up day will be on Friday of each week.
Rules:
Have your yard waste at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on the day it is to be picked up. It’s highly recommended that it be placed at the curb the night before your scheduled pickup.
Your yard waste pick up day will be on FRIDAY. For the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday, your service date will be November 26th and December 24th.
Make sure the yard waste container is clearly marked YARD WASTE. Please use a 20 – 35 gallon container made of plastic, metal or fiberglass with adequate handles for lifting.
Biodegradable bags are accepted.
Yard wastes that are accepted include leaves, brush, grass, garden waste, tree material/wood up to 4 inches in diameter tied and other compost material.

AT-HOME COVID-19 ANTIGEN TESTS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership, in partnership with the Seneca County Health District and the Seneca County Emergency Management Agency, will have the BINAXNOW™ COVID-19 Ag Card Test available for free to small businesses in Seneca County. Test kits will be available for contactless pickup at their offices, located at 19 West Market Street, Suite C, beginning Monday, March 8, and available anytime 8 a.m.-5 p.m. during weekdays. The 15-minute BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Ag Card Home Test has received FDA Emergency Use Authorization for at-home testing in collaboration with eMed, a digital health solution. A trained telehealth professional then guides you through the at-home self-test via video call using the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Home Test and Abbott’s complementary NAVICA™ mobile app to enable the testing process and display BinaxNOW COVID-19 test results. The simple test procedure is performed by using a nasal swab and a test the size of credit card and is intended only for individuals suspected of COVID-19 within the first seven days of symptom onset. As well as the home test kits, a limited supply of hand sanitizer and face coverings are available at the office, and will be kept at a table in the lobby for business owners to take. Business owners are asked to provide their name, name of their business and contact information upon pick-up.

LORAIN COUNTY METRO PARKS
Spring is nearly here, and the Lorain County Metro Parks are full of changes. Visit loraincountymetroparks.com for a list of what’s happening. Or, stop by one of our parks and enjoy nature nearby.

LORAIN COUNTY METRO PARKS
Summer Camp registration has begun at the Lorain County Metro Parks. Your child can learn fishing, birding, survival skills, boating, and so much more. Visit loraincountymetroparks.com to register today!

LORAIN COUNTY METRO PARKS
For the latest news and virtual programs from the parks, follow Lorain County Metro Parks on Facebook. You’ll find Storytime, Yoga, Peaceful Pauses, Animal facts, and more! It’s the next best thing to visiting the parks in person!

SANDUSKY LIBRARY
The Sandusky Library presents their Virtual Children’s Programs available on Facebook and YouTube:
First Chapter Book Club: Mondays at 3:00 (Facebook only)
Bedtime Story: Mondays at 7:00
Family Storytime: Wednesdays at 10:30
Saturday Stories: Saturdays at 11:00

FOOD PANTRY
The Sandusky Church of God presents a Food Pantry every second Saturday of the month from 10-11am at 1018 West Bogart Road. This event is for everyone! Be sure to bring along some form of identification with you.

TAI CHI CLASSES AT THE SANDUSKY MALL
Every Saturday starting Feb. 6th from 9 -10 am we will be offering free Tai Chi classes in the Elder-Beerman Hallway. Master Instructor, Sifu Dennis will be instructing the class. Open to any person of age or ability. Arrive by 8:45 am. Check the Mall website for more information.

26TH ANNUAL BEGINNER BEEKEEPING CLASS
The Lorain County Beekeepers Association is proud to announce the 26th Annual Beginner Beekeeping Class on March 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th and on April 9th. These classes will be from 7-9pm at Life Church on 1033 Elm Street in Grafton Ohio. The cost for this program is $50 and this includes a 1 year LCBA Memebership and a monthly email newsletter for you and other family members living at the same address. Books will be available for an additional $23 fee during classes. March 5th’s class will cover Beekeeping Equipment, March 12th’s class will cover Managing Your Beehive, March 19th’s class will discuss the First Two Months as a Beekeeper, March 26th’s class will discuss Summer and Fall Management, and April 9th’s class will be a Members Meeting. On June 5th, there will be a Hands-On Field Day at 10am (rain or shine) at Queen Right Colonies on 43655 State Route 162 in Spencer Ohio. There will be a Bonus Class- Fall Wrap on September 10th from 7-9pm at Life Church on 1033 Elm Street in Grafton, Ohio. Go to the LCBA website to download the class registration form: www.loraincountybeekeepers.org.

FOSTORIA YOUTHBUILD
Fostoria Youthbuild accepts applications daily. We are located at the Fostoria Learning Center 342 Perry Street. Fostoria, OH our hours are from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. All students must attend Mental Toughness in order to qualify for Youthbuild. Mental Toughness is an orientation program. During this time, students learn about the Youthbuild program, work ethic, teamwork as well as meeting our partners. Attending Mental Toughness does not ensure your acceptance into Youthbuild, you must attend each day and BE ON TIME! In Youthbuild, students earn their GED or high school diploma while attaining construction and/or welding experience. They also receive leadership development, counseling, and career exploration as part of the program. Youthbuild staff are also there to assist students with basic service, such as housing, child care, and other various supportive services. Participants can be a high school student and still participate in YouthBuild! The program will run 6 months with follow up services upon completion. Each student will have the opportunity to earn a $25.00 stipend for attending GED classes, as well as earning $ 10.50 per hour for working on the construction site. Fostoria Youthbuild is open to youth both male and female between the ages of 16-24 who have not finished high school or who have dropped out of school. The Fostoria Youthbuild program is …FREE to all who qualify.
Contact us: John Page: (419) 324-5909 Kristi O’Connell: (419) 575-2024

IMAGINATION LIBRARY GRANT
Terra State Community College has been awarded a grant through the Sandusky County Communities Foundation. The foundation provides charitable donations to community organizations that aim to help to improve the quality of life for residents. The grant, which totals to $5,040, will be used to purchase over 400 books for children in Sandusky County as a part of Imagination Library. Imagination Library was started in 1995 by Dolly Parton, in an effort to distribute books to children across the U.S. and is now recognized in five countries. Children ages 0 through 5 in Sandusky County are eligible to receive one book a month, up until their fifth birthday. Books are mailed to the children at no extra cost to their families. Interested parents, guardians or family members can visit imaginationlibrary.com/ and click “Check Availability” to sign up their child.

HEIDELBERG THEATRE SEASON 2020-2021 ‘I WON’T GROW UP’
Nothing is conventional during the pandemic, but the shows must go on for Heidelberg University Theatre. Despite the challenges, ‘Berg Theatre is forging ahead with an exciting 2020-21 season, albeit with a number of safety precautions in place. This year’s season will feature five productions and “9 to 5,” a bonus holdover from last spring. Theatre students will stage Dolly Parton’s musical comedy “9 to 5,” the hilarious story of an unlikely trio of women who find friendship and revenge in their workplace in the 1970s, during Heidelberg’s commencement weekend May 13-16. Originally scheduled to conclude the Spring 2020 season, students were unable to perform “9 to 5” when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closing of Heidelberg in March. Season subscriptions are now available. Subscribers receive exclusive content, behind-the-scenes access to rehearsals, design processes and portions of the fall performances. When it is safe, subscribers will be the first to be invited to attend in-person performances. General admission cost is $50 for the five shows this season. Visit gundlachtheatre.org for additional information. Although the pandemic is limiting indoor gatherings currently, it is hoped that by the spring, the theatre will be able to seat small audiences. If that is the case, season subscribers will be offered tickets first. Additional information about all of the productions as well as subscriber information can be found at gundlachtheatre.org. You can also call the theatre box office at (419) 448-2305 for assistance.

After-School Curbside Snack Program
The Sandusky Library’s After-School Curbside Snack program will occur from 4-5pm Monday through Friday. Drive or walk from Columbus Avenue to the front entrance to pick up your child’s snack. This program is available to all children under the age of 18 regardless of financial status. Children do not need to be present to receive a snack.

KIWANIS CLUB OF SANDUSKY
The Kiwanis Club of Sandusky, the area affiliate for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, announced a name change for their signature project. Originally named the Sandusky Imagination Library, since Sandusky was the original service area, the Kiwanis Club project now serves all of Erie County and has been renamed the Erie County Imagination Library. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book delivery program gifting one book each month to pre-school (birth to 5 years old) children. These free books, delivered directly to eligible families throughout Erie County, is financially sponsored and managed by the Kiwanis Club of Sandusky and the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library. With support from local grants and area foundations, Kiwanis pays 50% of the annual fees and OGIL contributes the other 50% through its current state legislative budget allotment. These are high quality, award winning books and if the child begins receiving the books in early infancy, they will accumulate a 60-book library of their own by Kindergarten. Currently more than 2,000 children in Erie County are receiving the Imagination Library books. On-line registration is available and encouraged at www.imaginationlibrary.com For additional information, contact the Sandusky Library at 419-625-3834.

ADDICTION SUPPORT CENTER IN NORWALK
The Huron County Board of Mental Health and Addiction Services announces that Let’s Get Real of Huron County has a Peer Wellness Center providing a home for Huron County’s ALERT program and a place to receive support services for residents seeking assistance with addressing substance use issues. The Peer Wellness Center will be located in the lower level of the Board’s building located at 2 Oak Street in Norwalk and will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, with hours extended to 9:00 pm on Wednesdays. Let’s Get Real’s staff of certified peer recovery supporters will assist any Huron County resident requesting assistance with a substance use issue in identifying and connecting with treatment and recovery services. Persons experiencing substance use issues will be connected with detox, treatment, housing, and support providers. Family and friends affected by their loved one’s substance use issues will receive support and information about recovery resources. Residents can visit Let’s Get Real’s new office during office hours or can call their hotline at (980) 425-3784 [4ALERT4] any time, 24 hours a day, to access services.

Support Group For Those With Mental Health & Substance Abuse
Bayshore Counseling Services offer a free wellness and support group every Wednesday from 1:30-2:30pm, in the back room of their offices, 1634 Sycamore Line, Sandusky. Meet with a group specially designed to support people with mental health or substance use disorders. Call 419/626-9156 for info.

Support For Family & Friends of Those With Addiction Issues
Bayshore Counseling Services presents For Family And Friends every Wednesday from 5-6pm at their offices, 1634 Sycamore Line, Sandusky. They set out to educate about addiction and recovery, learn to love and support someone in addiction and recovery, and understanding family roles. Call 419/626-9156 for info.

 

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