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Norwalk Park and Rec- For more information and fees visit the website at

Regular Summer hours will be Mon – Sat Noon until 6:45PM      Sun Noon until 5:45PM


Summer Youth Volleyball– For students entering 1st through 6th grade next fall. Grades will be divided into separate divisions.  Each division will have five clinic sessions on Tuesday mornings beginning June 5th.  Early registration discount ends May 27th

Summer Swimming Lessons– Next session of swim lessons will start June 18th.  Morning and evening lessons will be available. Mornings to be held Monday through Thursday for all levels and evenings on Mondays & Wednesdays. Registration will be June 8th at 5:30pm for members and June 9th for all others.

Youth Tennis– Grab your racquet and come learn and enjoy this popular sport played by all ages.  Instructed by the talented Audrey Rose. Two sessions will be offered. See website listed about for more details.

Youth Pickleball– This is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. It combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.  Two sessions will be offered. See website for more details.  Students should bring a water bottle to each class.  **Equipment will be provided**

Stingrays Summer Swim Team– This program is designed for swimmers 6-18 years old. It is designed to not only increase your child’s competitive nature but also raise their self-esteem. Pre-requisite skills required.  ***Must be a member***   There will be an AM Session and PM Session   Question directed to Mary Church at 419-663-6775 ext. 1030

Sandusky Neighborhood Clean-Ups

Neighborhood clean-ups will be held on the 2nd Saturday of each month for the
each of the Sandusky Neighborhood Initiative Areas. During these clean-up days,
each neighborhood will have access to a dumpster to dispose of unwanted goods.
General clean-up days will be held on the 4th Saturday of each month to address
hotspots identified by members in the community .
Clean-ups will begin at 9:00 am unless otherwise noted. Donuts, coffee and water
will be provided.
For more information call 419-627-5730.


Saturday, May 12th-    Cove District Dumpster Day & Neighborhood Clean-Up

Friday, May 25th-        SCCS Spring Service Day Downtown Waterfront – Marina’s & Parks

Saturday, May 26th-   Hotspot Clean-Up: City City Underpasses

Saturday, June 9th-     1st – 5th Street Dumpster Day & Neighborhood Clean-Up

Saturday, June 23th-   Hotspot Clean-Up  To Be Determined


Norwalk Firefighters IAFF Local 1199 are selling Fire Department commemorative Coins. Pictured on one side of the coin is the current fire station built in 1912 and on the other the new station which is currently under construction.  The coins are made in the U.S. and are $10 each.

Coins can be purchased at Schild’s IGA, Millers Grocery, Fireland Federal Credit Union, Sherri’s Coffee House or by stopping into the Norwalk Fire Department.

The Friends of 2083 Foundation 4-Person Golf Scramble  

Come join us in honoring SPD Officer Andrew Dunn July 21, 2018 at Woussickett Golf Course 6311 Mason Rd. Sandusky, OH

4 man Golf Scramble with Hog Roast BBQ. First 36 Teams.

Cost is $320 per team before July 7th. $360 a team after July 7th.

No entries will be accepted after July 16th or at the door.

Team entry includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, lunch, dinner (hog roast/BBQ) all beverages including draft beer. There will be all kinds of raffle prizes and live music at the dinner.

All checks made out to Friends of 2083. For non golfers dinner ticket are available for $20 each or $35 per couple.

Contact Jeff Hippley for golf questions 419-503-0575 or Greg Hall 419-656-6501 for General questions. Mathews Ford has graciously agreed to be the Main Event Sponsor and all hole in one prize Sponsor.

Vermilion VFW Post 7576, Poorman Rd., Vermilion – Every Friday night Fish Fry & more! Open to the public from 5 – 8 p.m.
The Community Prevention Partners are offering free drug test kits to parents in the community. The drug test kits are free & can be picked up anonymously at the following locations: Huron County General Health District, 180 Milan Ave., Norwalk from 8 – 4:30 p.m., anytime at the Fisher-Titus Medical Center Emergency Room, Mercy Hospital Emergency Room and the Bellevue Fire Department. Only adults over 18 years of age can pick up drug test kits.
The Firelands Coastal Tributaries Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program is looking for monitors to collect grab samples from Pipe, Mills, Sawmill and Old Woman Creeks in Erie County.  Volunteers are also needed to test pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen, turbidity and nutrients.  For more information, contact Erie Conservation District at 419-626-5211 or go to
The American Legion post 514 in Willard invites the public to their Friday night dinners. They begin at 5:00pm and run through 7:30pm. There is also a drawing that is held at 9:00pm on Friday nights.
Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services are now offering Vivitrol, a monthly medication that blocks the feeling substance addiction gives. Vivitrol is not addictive, or a narcotic. It will not prolong or substitute opioid dependence or cause withdrawal when stopped. Those who take Vivitrol will also be enrolled in counseling.  To be eligible for the new program the addicted patient must be 18 years or age, and not taken any opioid for 7-10 days, must be seeking assistance for relapse prevention, and open to receiving counseling. To learn more about the medication-assisted treatment program, visit health.
Four county Recovery will be holding meetings Monday evenings beginning at 7pm, and Thursday mornings beginning at 10am for those struggling with addiction and their families. Meetings are held in at the Norwalk Rec Center and for more information call Rory at 614-907-1030. Meetings for current and recovered addicts are also held in Bellevue at the City council Chambers Mondays and Wednesdays at 10am and Thursdays at 6pm. Bellevue meetings for family and loved ones are biweekly in the City Council Chambers on Saturdays at 11am.
American Legion Post #547 Monroeville-  Fish Fry every Friday from 11am – 1pm and 5:30 – 8pm.
New Day Family Resource Center in Sandusky is holding Joseph’s Pantry the 3rd Saturday of each month from 11am-2pm. Items available from Second Harvest Food Bank and other donations, to benefit you must bring photo ID and proof of Erie County Residence(bill, mail addressed to you, receipt, etc.). The Center also offers Stay and Play for children of the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Monday of the month from 5:30-7pm and the 2nd and 4th Monday from 11am-12:30pm. Kids are welcome to enjoy many different toys and books. The diaper pantry is also open during these times, but appointments are necessary. Prayer and devotions take place Monday- Thursday beginning at 9:30am as well. For more information about these programs or a full program offerings, schedule a center tour, to donate items or volunteer call 419-626-8730.
Norwalk Public Library LIVE MUSIC MONDAYS

Join us on select Mondays for Live Music in the library. Browse our collections while you enjoy these local acoustic sets.

Check the library website and Facebook Page for dates and times

 Berlin Heights Public Library-

Tuesdays-  Teen Trivia –   3pm – 4pm 
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.

Thursday-   Story Time 10:30 – 11:30am
Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and SMART Board activities.

Milan Public Library-   

Tuesdays-  Twist & Shout 10:30am- 11:00am
Swing by the library and groove at our interactive dance party for little ones and their caretakers.


Story Time 10:30am – 11:30am
Join us for stories, songs, crafts and SMARTboard activities.


Wellington’s Herrick Memorial Library

Wednesdays 3:00 – 4:00pm  “Read To Putter” – Children spend 15 minutes reading a book or story to the library’s friend Putter and build their reading skills at the Herrick Memorial Library.  Putter is a registered therapy dog that absolutely adores listening to a good story. He does not mind if the child makes a reading mistake. Putter visits us on Wednesdays through the month of May.    Stop in or call the library at 440-647-2120 to save your reading spot.

Huron County Community Library-

Willard location  6 West Emerald St
Greenwich location  4 New St.
North Fairfield location  5 East Main St
Wakeman location  33 Pleasant St

Libraries Rock your Mind Body and Sole!  Exercise your mind and your body through fitness and discovery at the Huron County Community Library June 4 through Aug 4 with our Mind, Body, and Sole Program! You can also pick up a log at any Huron County Community Library location June 4-August 4 and receive prizes for reaching fitness milestones.  There will be a 5K starting at the Willard Memorial Library Annex on August 4th.

The summer reading program runs from June 4-July 14.  There is something for everyone! Read and earn prizes!

Pop In and Play!  Children birth through Kindergarten are invited to come play with our new collection of musical sensory toys purchased from a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Science awarded by the State Library of Ohio.  Learn how play impacts sensory development. (Wakeman)
Mon June 4, 11, 18, 25             Mon July 2 and 9  10:30 am


Eat to the Beat!  Join us for lunch and a craft on Wednesdays at 12 pm (Wakeman)

Wed June 6*, 13, 20, 27           Wed July 11

*June 6th only- Have lunch at the Dalton Nature Preserve in Wakeman and walk the Storybook Trail

Erie MetroParks- 

Mondays-  Walk It Out 5-6pm     Take a nature walk with one of our instructors at designated trails.  See website for current week’s location.

Tuesdays-  Get Fit Club 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.

Wednesdays-  MetroPark Hikers 10:30am – 11:30am    Do you enjoy the great outdoors?  Let’s go for a hike with  our guide.

Check the website for this week’s location.

These are just a small amount of the great activities and programs Erie MetroParks offers.   For a full list of programs or events go to the website

Huron Soil and Water Memorial Scholarship

The Huron Soil and Water Conservation District annually awards a $1,000.00 scholarship. Full time students entering his/her junior or senior year at an accredited four-year college or a second-year student enrolled in an associate degree program from Huron County and pursing an agricultural or natural resource course of study may apply. Eligible students are evaluated on long term goals, academic achievement, community involvement, work related experience, and financial need. More detail and applications can be found at and select the education link followed by the “click form”.  Applications must be submitted by September 7, 2018, while the recipient will be announced by October 30, 2018.



24th Thurs Berlin Public Library- Get in the Game [ Children’s Services ]  3:30 – 4:30pm

Stop by and play some games that are fun for everyone.

24th Thurs Huron Library:

*6:30pm Identifying and Preserving your Family Papers and Photos.

24th Thurs Milan Public Library- 

5:00pm-7:00pm Skittle Face, Part 3 *Registration Required [ Teen Services ]

Ever wonder what your portrait would look like made entirely of Skittles? In this three-part program, we will use pop art, color, and composition to transform your picture into a sweet work of art! Learn how to pixelate and “skittle-ize” your pictures and transfer this image onto your Skittles canvas.  Spots are limited, so be sure to sign up by calling 419-499-4117. Last day to sign up is May 9. Ages 13-18. *MUST be able to attend all three sessions.*

24th- 28th Thurs- Mon Common Grounds Summer Sale

Kick off your summer with fun and thrills by ziplining at Common Ground

Purchase any June 2018 Canopy Tour between Monday May 21st and Monday May 28th and save 30% when you use the code Summer18

25th Fri Norwalk Public Library- Friday Friends 10:30am

The Friday Friends playgroup is a great opportunity to meet other caretakers while your children play, craft, and listen to stories.

25th Fri Milan Public Library-

10:00am-3:00pm American Red Cross Blood Drive [ Adult Services ]

The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give Blood.™ The American Red Cross will be holding a BLOOD DRIVE at the Milan Public Library. Please stop by to donate blood anytime between 10:00am – 3:00pm. For more information about donating blood, call 1-800-589-2286.

25th Fri Huron Library:

*11am-12:30pm Lunch Bunch Storytime in the Park.

Held at Lake Front Park. For toddlers and preschoolers.

25th Fri Norwalk Masonic Center’s All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner 5-7pm

Dinner will include:  Spaghetti, Salad, Beverage and Dessert

Cost:  Adults – $10     Children – $5     Carry-Outs are available

Located at the corner of Old State Rd and E Main St., Norwalk, OH

25th Fri Christian Singles Fellowship Bike & Bible Night 6:15pm

Meet at Karson’s Home on Berlin Rd., Huron

Shredded Chicken provided bring covered dish/dessert, pop.

Come bring the kid for a bike & bible time.

26th Sat Berlin Public Library-   Always Carry a Towel (Towel Day) *Registration Required [ Teen Services ][ Adult Services ]  11am – 12:30pm

BYOBT (Bring Your Own Bath Towel) and celebrate the works of Douglas Adams by giving it a new purpose any galactic hitchhiker would love. Towels will be cut and sewn – please keep this in mind.

27th Mon Norwalk Masonic Center’s All You Can Eat Pancake & Sausage Breakfast 8am – Noon

Cost:   Adults- $6        Children- $3   Carry-Outs are available

Served at the Masonic Center at the corner of Old State Rd & E Main St., Norwalk, OH

27th Sun Huron Library

*1:00 pm Chess, all ages, all abilities welcome.

*1:00 pm-5:00 pm Exam Cram. Grades 9-12.

28th Mon

Thank you to all the fallen Veterans for their service!

28th Mon VFW Post 2529 Memorial Day Lunchen 1pm

Immediately following the Sandusky Memorial Day Parade that goes from Ohio Veterans Home to the Oakland Cemetery.

Open to the Public and FREE

Located at VFW 604 W. Perkins Ave. Sandusky, OH

Please RSVP by May 26th by calling 419-626-0096

28th Mon Milan Presbyterian Church  Memorial Day Chicken Barbeque 11:30am until 1:30pm

1/2 Chicken and Meal  $10                               1/2 Chicken Only $5

Carry-Out will be available!

29th Tues American Red Cross Bus Blood Drive 2pm – 7pm

Come out to Sharpnack Auto Group Willard and give more life with your blood donation.  Receive a Free Tee while supplies last.

Schedule your blood donation appointment today by downloading the Blood Donor App, online at or by calling 1-800-733-2767

29th Tues Huron Library

*4:00 pm-8:00 pm Exam Cram. Grades 9-12.

*6:00 pm-8:15 pm Game Night with Hero Zone’s Matt Morgan.

29th Tues Milan Public Library-

6:00pm-8:00pm The Eagle Huntress, G (Screen Gems) [ Teen Services ][ Adult Services ]

A young girl trains to become the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter – a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries.

30th Weds Huron Library

*4:00 pm-8:00 pm Exam Cram. Grades 9-12.

*6:00 pm-8:15 pm Game Night with Hero Zone’s Matt Morgan.

*6:30 pm-8:00 pm YarnWorks – Bring a project to knit or crochet; beginners welcome.

31st Thurs Berlin Public Library- 

3:00pm-4:00pm  Perler Palooza! [ Teen Services ]

Join us for an afternoon of Perler bead crafting. Use colorful beads to create magnets or keychains in your favorite 8-bit-style shapes. Materials will be provided. Ages 12-18.

3:30pm-4:30pm  Book Bites: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane [ Children’s Services ]

Kids ages 8 – 12 are welcome to join us for a snack and a chat about a great book. Pick up Kate DiCamillo’s “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” at the front desk today.

31st Thurs Wellington’s Herrick Memorial Library- Writers Group 6 – 7:30pm

The Wellington Writers Group meets every other Thursday at the Herrick Memorial Library.  Join this group if you have a passion for writing in all venues. Bring samples of your writing to share with the group.  New members are welcome.

Registration is encouraged.   To register call the library at 440-647-2120

1st Fri Report Card A Program by Family Video

Children in grades K through College, if you have an A or multiple A’s, in core classes, you have earned a FREE movie rental.  Bring your grade card into the Norwalk or Sandusky location and get a free rental for every A.

Any questions call:
Norwalk store at 419-663-0628 or Sandusky store at 419-621-1173


1st Fri Imagine NORWALK 6 – 10pm

Art ~  Music  ~  Retail ~  Dining ~ Community

Community Luau

Charity of the Night:   Food Bank ( Bring a Can of Food )

Shop Local:   Support Norwalk Historic District while socializing with your neighbors, friends, and fellow community members.  Support local charities, too!

Imagine NORWALK is presented by the Norwalk Arts Council

2nd Sat Shelly ~ Gillespie Pasta Dinner Benefit  5 – 8pm

Mason was born premature in June 2017. He has many health issue and a heart defect that will require surgery.  Spending a lot of time at Rainbow Babies and Children’s hospital has left the family in financial stress.

Donation $10 includes Pasta Dinner with Italian Sausage ,Desserts and Drinks

DJ      Face Painting        Many Raffles     Silent Auction

There is a Silent Auction on the Facebook Page  Mason Gillespie Benefit & Auction
Auction items can be viewed at CrossTown Goods on the Square in Milan

Dinner will be served at St Johns United Church of Christ 2712 W. Mason Rd. Milan, OH.  Any questions or you would like to make a donation please contact one of the following

Holly- 419-499-2183           Joan- 419-771-9412

Hair Depot Day Spa (Mary or Helen)- 419-483-4965




3rd Sun McGraw Lighthouse Memorial Ride In Memory of Kristi & Perry McGraw 9am

Entry Fee: $20 for single rider, $30 for doubles.

Fee includes: Chicken dinner at the Faith Memorial Pavilion, 1 entry into the raffle drawing for Prizes. Additional Raffle tickets can be purchased before, during and after the ride. Drawings will take place at 3pm or 1 hour after the ride ends.

Pre-Registered riders $15 for single rider, $25 for doubles and get a Memorial Ride T-Shirt.
Pre-Register by May 20th by sending payment to McGraw Lighthouse Memorial Ride  1148 Ottawa Drive Port Clinton, Ohio 43452

*Ride will start at the Sandusky Walmart 5500 Milan Rd. Sandusky, Ohio 44870.

*Registration starts at 9am. Breakfast will be available from 9-10:30 inside Walmart

*10:45 am Blessing of the bikes

*11am Kickstands up, ride together to the Vermillion Lighthouse. Group photo during break at lighthouse then ride together to the Marblehead Lighthouse. Group photo during break. Continue to Faith Memorial Pavilion for raffle drawings and Chicken dinner hosted by BBQ Travelers.   Music provided by Entertain Ohio

This is our 5th year we are continuing her vision in their memory. Proceeds from this ride will go directly to: The Children’s Miracle Network in partnership with Walmart of Sandusky and Cancer Services of Erie County.

Questions or Directions Call:

Angie McGraw 419-656-1457

Mary Beth Hurlburt 419-357-8575

3rd Sun Bunny Busters 4-H Club Bake Sale 11am – 3pm

The 4-H club will be at the Norwalk Walmart selling baked goods to raise money for their club.

All proceeds will help purchase new club shirts, fund community service projects, and take an educational field trip.

All items are sold by donation!  Thank  you to the community for supporting our youth!

3rd Sun Monroeville Rod & Gun Club’s Horseshoe Tournament 1pm

$12 membership fee  is required

Located on Peru Center Rd. South Monroeville, OH

Any questions call 419-483-6654

4th Mon Norwalk Public Library-  Summer Reading Begins

11am – 1pm Chris Castle will be performing

11am – 3pm Visit the Frozen Yogurt Truck

4:30pm– Best Book Ever Club- Grades 3-5 are invited to explore the “Wizzards Of Once” by Cressida Cowell with Games, Discussion and Crafts

5:30pm– Battle of the Books-  Those interested in competing on our Battle of the Books Team should plan to attend this informational meeting.  Grades 4-8 will enjoy this fun and friendly trivia challenge taking place at the Sandusky Library in the Fall.

5th Tues Huron County Community Library Drummunity (Willard Location) 5:30pm

Drummunity (Trinity Lutheran Church)  Join us in welcoming Lori Fithian of “Drummunity” to kick off “Libraries Rock!”

5th Tues Norwalk Public Library- LEGO Day  4:30pm

All ages are invited to build and compete.  All you need is your imagination.  Legos are provided.

8th – 9th Fri – Sat Team Peace of the Puzzle fundraiser for AUTISM SPEAKS at Mikey’s FroYo A 24 hour event from Noon Friday until Noon Saturday

Selling Autism merchandise, Puzzle Piece Cookies and  more

Taking Donations      Door Prize drawings   Raffles    and      Drawings

Team Peace of the Puzzle, a team from Northwest Ohio who is focused on raising money and awareness for autism.  This is the 4th year raising funds. Over $10,000 has been raised in 3 years.  Our team members are all touched by autism in some way.  Like and Follow us on Facebook to learn more about our group .

This fundraiser is for Austim Speaks. For more information about Autism Speaks go to their website at

Also look for us and our DUNK TANK at the 4th of July Celebration in Downtown Sandusky.

9th Sat Abigail Pregnancy Service’s Walk for Life

If you would like to sign up as a walker or donor, please go to the donor website at:

If you have any questions or would like to contact the center, please call the
Norwalk office at (419) 668-9500 or the Willard office at (419) 951-6109.

The Walk for Life event is a nice walk down Main Street and
back on the sidewalk.  There will also be free coffee from Sheri’s Coffee House, baked goods, and t-shirts on a first-come, first-serve basis to the walkers in attendance.

9th Sat Huron County Master Gardeners Fair Flower Arrangements  9 – 11am

The Huron County Master Gardeners invite you to attend a seminar on Fair Flower Arrangements on June 9 from 9 AM TO 11 AM at the Huron County Administration Building, 180 Milan Ave. Norwalk. Sue Hamlet, a certified Ohio Association of Garden Clubs  judge, will be the speaker.

Attendees should bring a completed miniature arrangement for critique. The arrangement should be smaller than five inches with violet flowers in a violet container.

Participants should also bring materials for two additional arrangements. The first is a yellow container with yellow flowers for a diagonal parallel arrangement. A parallel arrangement is a design with three or more parallel groupings of plant materials and/or other components.

The second arrangement is a red container with red flowers for a Georgian arrangement.  Georgian arrangements are stately, symmetrical and often triangular. Bring greenery and any other supplies needed for both arrangements.

Registration is due by June 6 for this free seminar.

For further information or to register contact Sue Long at 419-677-6674 or Karen Hart at 419-929-1085.  Information is also available on Facebook at Huron County Ohio Master Gardeners.

10th Sun Erie County Open Pleasure Show 9am      Judge Sherry Napier

$5 per class     70% payback if 8 or more entries

$12 per Jackpot Class pay back $40/30/20/10/5 if 10 or more entries

$5 per horse grounds fee                        $10 per stall

Trophy provided for all Leadline & PeeWee Riders
Special Gift for provided for all Generation Gap riders

NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON!  All proceeds will be donated to Erie County 4-H Horse Program.   *New Warm-up Arena

Food Onsite     50/50   and Prize Raffles

For more information check Facebook at

15th Fri Imagine NORWALK 6-10pm

Art ~  Music  ~  Retail ~  Dining ~ Community

Beach Theme

Charity of the Night:   F.I. Community House

Shop Local:   Support Norwalk Historic District while socializing with your neighbors, friends, and fellow community members.  Support local charities, too!

Imagine NORWALK is presented by the Norwalk Arts Council


19th Tues Senior Enrichment Services  JUKEBOX BINGO 6:00pm – 8:00pm

A new twist on an old favorite….it’s BINGO with a BEAT!!!

Tickets are $10 and include: (2) slices of pizza, (1) pop, and an evening of JUKEBOX BINGO.

Join us for an evening of fun, food & prizes.

Senior Enrichment Services is located at 130 Shady Lane, Building C, Norwalk, OH
For more information call 419-668-6245

29th Fri Imagine NORWALK 6-10pm

Art ~  Music  ~  Retail ~  Dining ~ Community

Military Night

Charity of the Night:   Veterans

Shop Local:   Support Norwalk Historic District while socializing with your neighbors, friends, and fellow community members.  Support local charities, too!

Imagine NORWALK is presented by the Norwalk Arts Council