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Community Events

 

Now through December 31st – The village of New London will be transformed in the “The Magical Village of WhoLondon.” Don’t miss strolling through the village to take in all the fun decorations and visit the businesses for fun themed activities and specials and all events are free to the public. Thanks for this event goes to the New London Community Club, Fisher Titus Medical Center and the local businesses. 

 

Going on now until Christmas Eve! Its Victory Kitchen’s 30th Annual shoebox Christmas! They are accepting donations of shoeboxes for boys and girls ages 12 and under. They are also accepting monetary donations. Donations can be dropped off at their location on Hayes Avenue in Sandusky. For more information please call 419-627-8732 or visit them on Facebook @FreeHotMeals.

 

Fisher-Titus is hosting a low cost community health screening event on Wednesday December 8th. It’ll be from 7am until 9am in Wakeman. Some of the screenings they are offering are: blood analysis, prostate specific antigen, thyroid test, vitamin D, and hemoglobin A1C. For more information, or to schedule an appointment please call 419-660-2646.

 

Now through through Sunday December 12th – Come see the Santa Train at The Lorain & West Virginia Railway in Wellington. You can help support this volunteer operated non-profit organization and join for a short train ride in the seasonally decorated 19502 era passenger cars. Santa will be there too, giving a bell to each child. For more information, and tickets visit http://www.lwvry.org. 

 

It’s the Willard Christmas Festival of Lights. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in December starting on the 10th. It’ll be in Willard City Park from 6:30pm until 10pm. Please enter off Laurel Street, City Park Drive will be closed to traffic during the event.

 

On the First Saturday of Each month. Be Strong Uniforms & Learning Center is offering a Free CPR class, Friends & family Community CPR Training. Classes start at 9am, at their location on Whittlesey Avenue. Pre-Registration is required for this event. More information can be found on their website at BeStrongNorwalk.com.

 

Going on every month, now through December 2022. The Huron County Veteran Service Commission is offering any Huron County veteran, surviving spouse, Gold Star families, and a guest free admission and transportation to the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus. The trips are on the second Wednesday of every month. Reservations must be made by calling 419-668-4150.

 

The Erie County Board of Developmental Disabilities is in need of care providers and they are asking the community for caring individuals to become direct service professionals. In doing so, you can play a meaningful role in the lives of those with disabilities. For more information about becoming a care provider, please call the board at 419-626-0208 or visit their website.

 

December 2021 

 

Thursday 2nd – Erie MetroParks has created a “Nature Plugged In” Facebook group for adults to learn about what is happening in Erie MetroParks. A weekly video will be uploaded based on topics that you are most interested in. Join the Facebook group by signing up online and help Erie MetroParks create this new online community. For more information go to eriemetroparks.org. 

 

Thursday 2nd – At the Huron Public Library its Elf on the Shelf through the 23rd. Search for their special scout elf: The Very Hungry Caterpillar! You can try to find him each day as he hides throughout the Library. Check in at the Circulation Desk when you find him to earn a small prize. For preschool through grade 5. 

-4pm – 5:30pm. It’s the LEGO Builders club: Drop-In, for Kindergarten through grade 6. Drop in anytime between 4pm and 5:30pm to build a creative masterpiece. Last drop-in time is at 5:15. Registration is encouraged. For more information, please call 419-433-5009. 

 

Friday 3rd – At the Huron Public Library its Elf on the Shelf through the 23rd. Search for their special scout elf: The Very Hungry Caterpillar! You can try to find him each day as he hides throughout the Library. Check in at the Circulation Desk when you find him to earn a small prize. For preschool through grade 5. 

-10am 12pm. Free Health Screenings. Free information and health screenings from Firelands Regional Medical Center. This session includes free blood pressure tests and information about breast health for both men and women. For more information, please call 419-433-5009. 

 

Saturday 4th – The Sandusky Library is hosting their Saturday Stories at 11am. Listen to a picture book LIVE. Programs are available on Facebook and many of the recordings are also available on YouTube after the event. For more information call 419-625-3834 or go to their Facebook page. 

 

Saturday 4th – At the Huron Public Library its Elf on the Shelf through the 23rd. Search for their special scout elf: The Very Hungry Caterpillar! You can try to find him each day as he hides throughout the Library. Check in at the Circulation Desk when you find him to earn a small prize. For preschool through grade 5. 

The Library opens late at 10am and closes late at 6pm for the Huron Public Library’s Holiday Open House. 

-10am. Chess with Paul Sherwood. Learn how to play or practice your skills. All ages are welcome. 

-10:30am. Firelands Shutterbugs Photography Club. Learn from others and share successes and failures. Beginners and experts are both welcome. 

-3pm. Live music with The Eric Everett Jazz Ensemble. 

-5pm. Live music with The Moorhens. 

-3 – 6pm. Holiday Open House. Join the Library for caricatures, face painting, music, refreshments, prize drawings, holiday crafts, and more! 

For more information, please call 419-433-5009. 

 

Saturday 4th – Be Strong Uniforms & Learning Center is hosting a Free CPR Class- Friends & Family Community CPR Training Starting at 9am at their location on Whittlesey Avenue. Pre-registration is required for this event. For more information, please visit BeStrongNorwalk.com. 

 

Saturday 4th – It’s Huron Winter Fest at the Huron Boat Basin and on Main Street. It’ll be from 1pm until 6pm. Santa will arrive to begin the festivities at 2pm. Winter Fest will be filled with Food Trucks, shopping at Santa’s Market, story time, carriage rides, cookie decorating, and Elsa and Anna will be bringing Olaf. Also new this year there will be fireworks. 

 

Saturday 4th – The Erie County Board of Developmental Disabilities is hosting a Drive-thru Santa event. It’ll be on Galloway Road from 10am until noon. There will be festive holiday displays and music from Bradley Hoffman. Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves will also be there! For more information, please call 419-502-4131. 

 

Saturday 4th – It’s the Veteran of the Year Award Banquet presented by the Huron County Area Veteran Council. It’ll be at the VFW in Bellevue with cocktail hour starting at 4:30pm. This event is open to the public. Dinner is $25 per person or free for all veterans who RSVP & attend. 

 

Saturday 4th – it’s Olde’ Fashioned Christmas from 4pm until 7pm in downtown Oak Harbor. Santa will arrive at 4pm and will be escorted by Portage District Fire Trucks to the Log Cabin to visit with children. There will be Secret Santa Shopping, cookies and cocoa, free horse and carriage rides, a Christmas light drive and more! 

 

Sunday 5th – At the Huron Public Library its Elf on the Shelf through the 23rd. Search for their special scout elf: The Very Hungry Caterpillar! You can try to find him each day as he hides throughout the Library. Check in at the Circulation Desk when you find him to earn a small prize. For preschool through grade 5. 

-1pm. Chess with Paul Sherwood. Learn how to play or practice your skills. All ages are welcome. For more information, please call 419-433-5009. 

 

Monday 6th – Sandusky Library’s First Chapter Book Club. Listen to the first chapter of a children or teen book LIVE at 3pm. A wide range of authors and genres will be offered to showcase items in the collection. Programs available to Facebook and recordings are also available on YouTube after the event. 

 

Monday 6th – It’s the Sandusky Library’s bedtime story. It’s a new bedtime story each Monday for kids of all ages to enjoy starting at 7pm. Available on Facebook or you can watch a recording on YouTube after the event. 

 

Wednesday 8th – Off Trail with Erie MetroParks. Erie MetroParks is excited to bring you their new podcast “Off Trail.” Enjoy some educational topics and catch a few laughs along the way. Hang out with park naturalists and the marketing guy as Erie MetroParks talks about nature and how it’s connected to your daily lives. Check it out every Wednesday. 

 

Wednesday 8th – It’s the B-C-S Senior Center’s Holiday Luncheon at the Oak Harbor High School. From 11am until 1:30pm. There’ll be music, food, and fellowship. You can RSVP by calling 419-898-6210. 

 

Wednesday 8th – At the Norwalk Public Library it’s a Christmas Party starting at 5pm. Save the Date for Norwalk Public Library’s Christmas Party. There will be lots of activities for people of all ages. For more information, please call 419-668-6063. 

 

Thursday 9th – Erie MetroParks has created a “Nature Plugged In” Facebook group for adults to learn about what is happening in Erie MetroParks. A weekly video will be uploaded based on topics that you are most interested in. Join the Facebook group by signing up online and help Erie MetroParks create this new online community. For more information go to eriemetroparks.org. 

 

Thursday 9th – The Norwalk Arts Center presents Bingo at the Milestone Event Center in Norwalk. It’s the second Thursday of every month at 6pm with doors open at 5:30pm. There will be a cash payout. Ages 18 and up are welcome. Refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages will be for sale. All proceeds to benefit the Norwalk Arts Center. 

 

Friday 10th and Saturday 11th – The Jackson Street Pier & Downtown Sandusky will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland sponsored by the Erie County Community Foundation. There will be ice skating, a small business holiday market, festive, live music, and more! Christmas ales and food trucks will also be available for you to enjoy. 

 

Saturday 11th – The Sandusky Library is hosting their Saturday Stories at 11am. Listen to a picture book LIVE. Programs are available on Facebook and many of the recordings are also available on YouTube after the event. For more information call 419-625-3834 or go to their Facebook page. 

 

Monday 13th – Sandusky Library’s First Chapter Book Club. Listen to the first chapter of a children or teen book LIVE at 3pm. A wide range of authors and genres will be offered to showcase items in the collection. Programs available to Facebook and recordings are also available on YouTube after the event. 

 

Monday 13th – It’s the Sandusky Library’s bedtime story. It’s a new bedtime story each Monay for kids of all ages to enjoy starting at 7pm. Available on Facebook or you can watch a recording on YouTube after the event. 

 

Wednesday 15th – Off Trail with Erie MetroParks. Erie MetroParks is excited to bring you their new podcast “Off Trail.” Enjoy some educational topics and catch a few laughs along the way. Hang out with park naturalists and the marketing guy as Erie MetroParks talks about nature and how it’s connected to your daily lives. Check it out every Wednesday. 

 

Thursday 16th – Erie MetroParks has created a “Nature Plugged In” Facebook group for adults to learn about what is happening in Erie MetroParks. A weekly video will be uploaded based on topics that you are most interested in. Join the Facebook group by signing up online and help Erie MetroParks create this new online community. For more information go to eriemetroparks.org. 

 

Saturday 18th – The Sandusky Library is hosting their Saturday Stories at 11am. Listen to a picture book LIVE. Programs are available on Facebook and many of the recordings are also available on YouTube after the event. For more information call 419-625-3834 or go to their Facebook page. 

 

Saturday 18th – Daughters of the American Revolution are asking you to Honor Our Veterans Graves with Wreaths across America. For more information, please call 419-681-1023. 

 

Sunday 19th – It’s the Santa Hustle Cedar Point 5K, Half Marathon and Kids Dash happening in downtown Sandusky. Starting at 9am. Thousands of Santas will hit the streets of Sandusky during this 10th annual 5k. The Santa Hustle has also partnered with the Teen Leadership Corps and an organization dedicated to helping promote leadership and altruism in our youth. 

 

Monday 20th – Sandusky Library’s First Chapter Book Club. Listen to the first chapter of a children or teen book LIVE at 3pm. A wide range of authors and genres will be offered to showcase items in the collection. Programs available to Facebook and recordings are also available on YouTube after the event. 

 

Monday 20th – It’s the Sandusky Library’s bedtime story. It’s a new bedtime story each Monday for kids of all ages to enjoy starting at 7pm. Available on Facebook or you can watch a recording on YouTube after the event. 

 

Wednesday 22nd – Off Trail with Erie MetroParks. Erie MetroParks is excited to bring you their new podcast “Off Trail.” Enjoy some educational topics and catch a few laughs along the way. Hang out with park naturalists and the marketing guy as Erie MetroParks talks about nature and how it’s connected to your daily lives. Check it out every Wednesday. 

 

Thursday 23rd – Erie MetroParks has created a “Nature Plugged In” Facebook group for adults to learn about what is happening in Erie MetroParks. A weekly video will be uploaded based on topics that you are most interested in. Join the Facebook group by signing up online and help Erie MetroParks create this new online community. For more information go to eriemetroparks.org. 

 

Monday 27th – Sandusky Library’s First Chapter Book Club. Listen to the first chapter of a children or teen book LIVE at 3pm. A wide range of authors and genres will be offered to showcase items in the collection. Programs available to Facebook and recordings are also available on YouTube after the event. 

 

Monday 27th – It’s the Sandusky Library’s bedtime story. It’s a new bedtime story each Monday for kids of all ages to enjoy starting at 7pm. Available on Facebook or you can watch a recording on YouTube after the event. 

 

Wednesday 29th – Off Trail with Erie MetroParks. Erie MetroParks is excited to bring you their new podcast “Off Trail.” Enjoy some educational topics and catch a few laughs along the way. Hang out with park naturalists and the marketing guy as Erie MetroParks talks about nature and how it’s connected to your daily lives. Check it out every Wednesday. 

 

Thursday 30th – Erie MetroParks has created a “Nature Plugged In” Facebook group for adults to learn about what is happening in Erie MetroParks. A weekly video will be uploaded based on topics that you are most interested in. Join the Facebook group by signing up online and help Erie MetroParks create this new online community. For more information go to eriemetroparks.org. 

 

Community Organization News and Info

 

Victory Kitchen in Sandusky is providing hot meals for breakfast and lunch, prepared fresh daily, for patrons to take home.  Along with the hot food, they are providing one bag of food per adult and child, each.  If you would like to make a donation, monetarily or product, please call 419-627-8732 and speak with a staff member.  Thank you for your continued support and God Bless!

 

Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio is looking for donations to help get food into the hands of those who need it as well as volunteers to sort and re-pack food, help on-site distribution, office work and more.  Go to secondharvestfoodbank.org to donate online and to learn more information.  To find programs that help families at risk for hunger in every community, click on the Charity Directory.  Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio is and Equal Opportunity Provider.

 

Girl Scout Troops are open and you’re invited to join for FREE virtual events! Go to gsneo.org/join to join Girl Scouts or to register for an event and watch your girl’s confidence and self-esteem boost as she makes a difference not only in her community, but the world!

 

Huron County is participating in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Children from birth until age 5 can receive a free book each month. Visit ohioimaginationlibrary.org to enroll your child today!

 

The Monroeville Public Library is offering a home bound delivery service for residents of the Monroeville Local School District. Please call the library to sign up at 419-465-2035.

 

The Huron Historical Society is proud and excited to announce the release of Explore Huron History, an interactive digital platform of historical photographs and videos of Huron from its archive. The website includes annotated photos and videos allowing viewers to test their knowledge of local history. Brought to you by support from grants and donors. Visit their website thehuronhistoricalsociety.org.

 

Health and Wellness/Covid-19 Information

 

Fisher-Titus will be holding COVID-19 vaccine clinics for those ages 12-18 at Fisher-Titus Pediatrics on Saturdays. First doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be given and second dose appointments will be made when the first appointment is scheduled. A parent or guardian must be present at the appointments. Appointments are required by calling 419-668-9409.

 

Fisher-Titus is offering drive-through vaccine clinics for anyone ages 12 and up at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Clinics are held Mondays from 10am until 6pm and Wednesdays from 8am until 4pm. To schedule an appointment for the drive through clinic visit fishertitus.org/Coronavirus or call 419-660-2646.

 

The Huron County Support Line is a free, non-judgmental, non-emergency support line available to every person in the county.  Individuals can call to get support and learn about
available mental health and recovery resources.

 

The Support Line is staffed by behavioral health professionals who are trained to help. The Support Line is staffed 7 days a week, 8am until 10pm. Call 567-743-7155.

 

Mental Health and Recovery Board of Erie & Ottawa County COVID CareLine is here to help anyone feeling stressed out in our world today.  Call 1-800-720-9616.

 

Huron County’s Peer Wellness Center is a welcoming and compassionate place to connect and is available to help anyone looking for recovery resources, answers to questions, peer support and more.  Call 567-743-7130 or drop by in person at 2 Oak Street in Norwalk.

 

The Animal House Sober Club First Steps Recovery Meeting happens every Wednesday at 7pm and is an open recovery meeting for ANYONE ready to start their journey! The Animal House Sober Club is located in Bellevue and is a safe sober club that hosts functions each day of the week.