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The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, offers a variety of services, programs, activities & support for patients, families and caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer’s.  Learn more at www.alz.org/nwohio or call 800-272-3900.
Humane Society of Erie County Bingo every Wednesday morning with doors opening at 8 and bingo starting at 10 at the American Legion, 3615 Hayes Ave., Sandusky. Come & join them!
Vermilion VFW Post 7576, Poorman Rd., Vermilion – Every Friday night Fish Fry & more! Open to the public from 5 – 8 p.m.
Turkey Shoot every Saturday at the Vermilion VFW 7576, Poorman Rd., with breakfast starting at 9 a.m., sign-ups at 10 a.m. and shoot starts at 11 a.m.
Vermilion American Legion Post 397 Breakfast every Sunday from 9 – 12 noon at the American Legion Post 397, 2713 St. Rt. 60, Vermilion (no holidays). Breakfast consists of eggs, hashbrowns, sausage or bacon, gravy & biscuits, and more! Cost is $5 per person and is open to the public.
Turkey Shoot at the American Legion Post 659, Rt. 61 N., Berlin Heights.  Sign-up starts at 11 a.m. & shoot begins at noon every Sunday through November 23rd.  Prizes include $100 shoots, $50 shoots, meat shoots, pie shoots & 50/50 raffles.  Open to all gauges of shotguns.  Food available for purchase.
The Erie County Board of Elections is always looking for Poll Workers…do your part for your country, state and local community and earn extra spending money in the process.  Call the Erie County Board of Elections at 419-627-7601 for more information.
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.
New London Local Schools is asking for volunteers for the Project MORE (Mentoring in Ohio for Reading Excellence) program.  If you have just 30 minutes or more to donate to help children read, New London Elementary can use you.  If interested contact Diana Schwinn at the school by calling 419-929-1586, ext. 2124.
3rd Annual Officer Andrew Dunn Sandusky Police Academy Scholarship Fund Reverse Raffle on Saturday, February 7th, 2015 at the Sandusky American Legion Post 83, 3615 Hayes Ave., with doors opening at 5 p.m., spaghetti dinner at 5:30 p.m. and reverse raffle at 6 p.m.  Only 300 tickets sold – $50 per ticket & includes 1 spaghetti dinner (additional dinners can be purchased for $10 each).  $2,500 Grand prize, 50/50 drawings, cash bar and a live auction.  For tickets or more information call Greg Hall @ 419-656-6501.  100% of proceeds go to Andy’s Scholarship Fund at the Sandusky Police Academy.
The Salvation Army, Sandusky Corps, is looking for volunteer bell ringers to sign up for the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign.  Bell ringers work two hour shifts at a variety of locations from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.  Indoor locations are available.  Shifts available from November 20th through December 24th, 2014, excluding Sundays.  If you, your business or organization is interested in being a part of the Bell Ringing Tradition, call Major Lenny Wacenske @ 419-626-3862.
Mercy Willard Foundation is selling raffle tickets for a $5,000 Island Cruise vacation or the choice of $5,000 cash.  Tickets are $20 each or six for $100 and are available in the Mercy Willard Hospital Gift Shop.  Drawing will be held at the Foundation Dinner taking place on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Kehoe Center in Shelby.  Winner does not have to be present to win.  For more information call the Foundation Office @ 419-964-5105.
EHOVE/Norwalk City Schools ABLE will be accepting new students the week of October 27th.  Classes consist of GED preparation, basic skill refreshers and English for Speakers of other languages.  Classes are located in Willard, Norwalk and on EHOVE’s campus.  Call the office for more information and to sign up for orientation @ 419-660-1825.  ABLE classes are FREE!

October

21st Tues. Art in the Park, Jewelry at Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron, at 6 p.m.  Learn the art of wire wrapping and make sea glass & bead jewelry.  $20 fee for supplies.  Pay at the door.
22nd Wed. Perkins Township 1st annual Community “Trunk-or-Treat” takes place in the rear of the Perkins Police Lot from 5 – 6:30 p.m.  The Police Dept., Perkins Fire Dept. & Perkins Highway Dept. join together for handing out Ghoulish “Treats” from the “Trunks” of the Township vehicles.  Random prize drawings – must be in costume to win drawings!  Held rain or shine.
22nd Wed. Firelands Regional Medical Center’s Healthcare Provider CPR Certification course at the hospital’s South Campus, Sandusky, from 8 – 11:30 a.m.  Course is for medical professionals & students beginning course work in healthcare professions only. Class fee $50 per person.  Registration is required by calling the hospital @ 419-557-6740.
22nd Wed. Monroeville, Norwalk & Wakeman United Fund’s “Dine Out for the FUNd of It” at Los Buenos Amigos, Norwalk!  Help the United Fund & support our community restaurants at the same time.  A portion of the day’s sales will go toward our annual Community Campaign to help 29 local programs & grants.
22nd Wed. “Taking the Next Step,” an informational program for adults interested in beginning or resuming their college education, at BGSU Firelands Cedar Point Center, Huron, at 7 p.m.  For more information call 419-433-5560.
23rd Thurs. The Spirit of ’76 Museum in Wellington is looking for good volunteers to share their love of history with visitors and now offering docent classes for leading museum tours to those who are interested.  Classes will be held at 7 p.m. at the museum in Downtown Wellington.  Registration is NOT required.  For more information call 440-225-1021.
24th Fri. Spaghetti Dinner at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 431 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, from 5 – 7 p.m.  Menu includes: Spaghetti with homemade meat sauce, tossed salad, Italian bread, dessert & beverage.  Tickets purchased before the event are $8 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets purchased at the door are 50 cents more.  Carry out & jars of spaghetti sauce will be available.  A bake sale & bucket auction will be held in conjunction with the dinner.  For more information call 419-625-8105.
24th & 25th Fri. & Sat. Roll it Forward Rummage Sale at Avery Commerce Park, north of Milan, from 9 – 3 p.m. both days.  Sale benefits the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
25th Sat. KLS Equine Rescue, Inc. presents Halloween Family Fun Night & Rescue Horse Benefit at Kandi-Land Stables, 5414 Tiffin Ave. (Rt. 101), Castalia, from 6 – ?  Events include:  Horse & pony rides, haunted hayride at dusk, pumpkin bowling, face painting, Chinese auction, games for all ages, miniature golf, home cooked food & more!  Free admission & open to the public.  All proceeds go to the care of the rescue horses.
25th Sat. Bronson’s Haunted Corn Field at the Bronson Norwalk Conservation Club, 295 Townline Rd. 131, Norwalk, from 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.  $7 at the gate.  Open to the public.  Event supports Norwalk High School Art Club.
25th Sat. Firelands Regional Medical Center’s Sibling Class at the hospital’s Main Campus in Sandusky from 10 – 11:30 a.m.  Course is designed to prepare older brothers or sisters, between the ages of three and eight, for the arrival of a new baby.  $10 per family fee.  Register online by visiting the calendar of upcoming events at firelands.com.
25th Sat. “Monsters on Main” in Uptown Norwalk!  Many events including: Superhero Parade at 12 noon, Trick-or-Treat from merchants from 12 noon – 2 p.m., NHS Art Club face painting (50 cents), fall family photo spot, pizza & popcorn (50 cents each) and more!  Join the Uptown Merchants to celebrate Monsters on Main!  For more information call 419-660-8696.
25th Sat. United Methodist Women’s Society of Field’s United Methodist Church’s Annual Fall Roast Beef Dinner in the church Fellowship Hall, 34077 Lorain Rd., North Ridgeville, with 2 serving times – 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. for the family-style dinner.  Tickets are $12 adults; $8 children 8-12; $5 children 4-7 and free for ages under 4.  Reservations ARE required by calling the church office @ 440-327-8753.  Proceeds support a variety of projects from church improvements to Missions to scholarships & more.
25th Sat. All young ghouls & goblins are invited to come downtown Port Clinton to trick-or-treat from 1 – 3 p.m.  Just look for the pumpkins in participating business’ windows & the orange & black balloons!  For more information call Main Street Port Clinton @ 419-734-5503.
25th Sat. Erie Metro Live Steamers will host a public run of their hobby ride-on railroad at the East Sandusky Bay Eagles Point Park, 3819 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky, from 11 – 4 p.m.  Event is free and open to the public.
25th Sat. Square Dance at Bellevue High School from 7 – 9 p.m.  All those who enjoy or would like to learn how to square dance are encouraged to attend.  Charles Schwochow and the STG Band from Fremont are calling the dance.  Tickets are $8 presale or $10 at the door.  For tickets call 419-484-5086.  Proceeds to raise funds for school’s the Bell & Show Choir.
25th Sat. Make a Difference Day Non Food Bank Drive from 9 – 12 noon at the Monroeville United Church of Christ, 29 Chapel St., Monroeville.  Drive up and drop off items for the Huron County Non Food Bank.  Items needed are: Laundry soap, shampoo, dish soap, multi-purpose cleaner, trash bags, toothpaste, toothbrushes, bar soap, tissues, paper towels & toilet paper.
25th Sat. Racers Swap Meet at Sandusky County Fairgrounds in Fremont from 7 – 3 p.m.  Both inside & outside vendors throughout the fairgrounds.  Admission $5 for adults with those ages 12 & under free.  Food & refreshments available.
25th Sat. Bellevue Eagles Auxiliary Scholarship Fund Fall Craft/Vendor Show from 9 – 3 p.m. at the Bellevue Eagles Hall, E. Main St., Bellevue.  Lunch, door prizes and free admission.  1 extra door prize ticket with nonperishable food item for food pantry.  Open to the public.  Proceeds benefit scholarship program.
25th Sat. The Spirit of ’76 Museum in Wellington is looking for good volunteers to share their love of history with visitors and now offering docent classes for leading museum tours to those who are interested.  Classes will be held at 4 p.m. at the museum in Downtown Wellington.  Registration is NOT required.  For more information call 440-225-1021.
26th Sun. Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus 14th Annual Trick or Treat at the Healthcare Campus, 8180 W. State Route 163, Oak Harbor, from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Come Trick or Treat at the door of over 100 residents and a costume contest at 7:30 p.m.  For more information call 419-898-2851.
26th Sun. All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast to benefit Steve Smith at the Norwalk Eagles, Cline St., from 8 – 12 noon.  Meal includes sausage, hash, fruit and drink.  Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 10.  Open to the public.  Steve is fighting the fight against Bone Cancer & is currently receiving treatment.
26th Sun. Sandusky Concert Association opens its 2014-2014 season with “Robert Gruca, Classical Guitarist” at Zion Lutheran Church, 503 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, at 4 p.m.  Robert Gruca is an exciting guitarist who performs in a wide range of solo, chamber, and concerto repertoire and has toured throughout the US and Canada.  No admission charge – freewill offering will be taken to equally benefit “Back to the Wild” and “The Andrew Dunn Scholarship Fund.”
26th Sun. Welcome Table at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Mills St., Sandusky, from 12 noon – 1:30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to join for a free meal.
28th Tues. Haunted Prison Farm Tour at Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron, with 2 sessions: 6:30 p.m. and again at 7:15 p.m.  Tour the grounds & offices of Osborn MetroPark, which was previously a working prison farm for the State.  View areas not typically shown to the public & hear never before heard ghost recordings.  Registration required and limit 20 per session.
28th Tues. Trick-Or-Treat at The Willows at Willard, Neal Zick Rd., from 6 – 7 p.m.  Open to the community and non-perishable food items will be accepted to benefit the Willard Area Food Bank.
28th Tues. Huron County Department of Job & Family Services “Hiring Fair” at the American Legion Post 514, 3096 S. Conwell Ave., Willard, from 9 – 12 noon.  Various positions available, bring resumes, talk to employers, complete applications and interview on site.
28th Tues. BGSU Firelands Community Enrichment Services presents “Lake Erie’s Perfect Storm” at 1 p.m. in the Cedar Point Center of BGSU Firelands Campus in Huron.  Program details the October 26, 1916 storm on Lake Erie which sank ships and claimed several lives.  Event is free and open to the public.
29th Wed. Monroeville, Norwalk & Wakeman United Fund’s “Dine Out for the FUNd of It” at Pizza Post, Norwalk!  Help the United Fund & support our community restaurants at the same time.  A portion of the day’s sales will go toward our annual Community Campaign to help 29 local programs & grants.
29th Wed. ElderCollege & The BGSU Firelands Community Enrichment Series presents Lakes & Waterways “The Miami Erie Canal” at 1:30 p.m. in the Cedar point Center of BGSU Firelands, Huron.  Event is free and open to the public.
30th & 31st Thurs. & Fri. Firelands Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will sponsor an Electronics Fundraiser Thursday & Friday from 8 – 4 p.m. at the hospital’s Main Campus in Sandusky.  Event features name brand electronics including laptops, digital cameras, portable DVD player, iPods, iPads, tablets, gaming systems & more – all at low prices.  Proceeds from this event will benefit hospital projects and patients.
 

November

1st Sat. The Mercy Willard Foundation’s 25th annual Hospital Fundraiser with this year ‘s theme “25th Anniversary Island Cruise” at the Kehoe Center in Shelby starting at 6 p.m.  Events include a live & silent auction and other activities.  Raffle tickets for the $5,000 Island Cruise vacation or the choice of $5,000 cash and drawing will be held at the dinner. (Winner does not have to be present to win).  Tickets are $20 each or six for $100.  For more information call 419-964-5105.
1st Sat. Swiss Steak Dinner at the Wakeman Congregational Church, Abbott St., from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.  $10 adults, $5 for children 3-10 and free for children under 3.
1st Sat. Norwalk St. Paul Craft Show at the St. Paul Convocation Center, Wooster St., Norwalk, from 9 – 3 p.m.  Admission $1 per person and door prizes given away all day.  Support the SPH Swim Team & start your Christmas shopping!
1st Sat. North Coast Western Dance Club is sponsoring a Halloween Party from 7 – 10:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 8820 Bender Rd., North Ridgeville.  Costume party/line dancing/two-step/fun/food/prizes.  Bring finger food snacks to share.  For more information call Ann Marie @ 440-864-3812.
2nd Sun. All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast at the Groton Township Fire Department, 9414 Portland Rd., Castalia, from 7:30 – 12:30 p.m.  Menu includes pancakes, sausage, hash browns, scrambled eggs & beverage for $8 adults and $4 for children.  Open to the public.
2nd Sun. 10th Annual Harvest of Hope at Meadowbrook Park Ballroom, 5430 West Tiffin St., Bascom, from 11:30 – 3 p.m.  All-you-can-eat Hobo Stew, chicken noodle soup, sandwiches, sides & dessert luncheon starting at 11:30 a.m., live auction at 12:30 p.m., silent auction, prayer chain, bake sale & 50/50 drawing are some featured events.  Children are able to enjoy the clowns and face painting.  Event raises money for F.A.C.T. (Financial Assistance for Cancer Treatment).
5th Wed. Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Season!  Join the Port Clinton Salvation Army at 7:30 a.m. at CIC to start the event.  Call the Salvation Army in Port Clinton @ 419-732-ARMY (2769) to schedule your “prime” bell ringing locations or for more information.
5th Wed. Monroeville, Norwalk & Wakeman United Fund’s “Dine Out for the FUNd of It” at Pean’s Pizza, Subs & Sudz (open at 4 p.m.), Monroeville!  Help the United Fund & support our community restaurants at the same time.  A portion of the day’s sales will go toward our annual Community Campaign to help 29 local programs & grants.
6th Thurs. Join the Huron County Community Library in Willard at 6 p.m. to celebrate Native American Heritage with Arrowhead history.  Local expert Dennis Myers will be on hand with his extensive collection of arrowheads from around Huron County.  He will also be discussing the local history of Archaeology digs from Huron County.  For more information call 419-933-8564.
7th Fri. The Stephen’s Ministers of Fields United Methodist Church are sponsoring a Domestic Violence Workshop in the church’s Fellowship Hall, 34077 Lorain Rd., North Ridgeville, starting at 6 p.m.  This will be an open workshop for interested members of the community to raise awareness & sensitivity to domestic violence in our lives today.  Dinner will be provided at 5:30 p.m. as part of the Workshop and seating is limited.  Call the church office @ 440-327-8753 to make your reservation.
7th Fri. All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry or Chicken Fingers Dinner at the Attica K of C Hall, Heyman Dr., from 5:30 - 7 p.m.  Adults $9 and children $6.  Carry out available and is open to the public.
8th Sat. 1st Milan Holly Run taking place On the Square in Milan with registration at 8:30 a.m. at the Milan Town Hall, Park St., with the Fun Run starting at 10 a.m. and 5K starting at 10:30 a.m.  $25 registration fee, with t-shirt guaranteed to those who register by October 23rd.  Register online at www.premierraces.com.  Also awards, food, party, live band, beverages & more!  Event is held in honor of Holly Sneider of Milan who lost her battle with cancer in 2011.  Proceeds will benefit The “Life is Good No Matter What” Foundation & was created to honor her memory.
8th Sat. Vine & Dine Benefit for the Huron County Humane Society takes place at Norwalk Custom Furniture in Norwalk at 6 p.m.  This is an elegant evening with wine, beer & ale tastings paired with gourmet foods, scrumptious sweets, live music, silent auction, short live auction & more.
8th Sat. Seneca East High School’s 3rd Annual “So You Think You Can Sing” Vocal Talent Competition at 6 p.m. at the high school.  Event is for middle (grades 5 - 8) or high school student (grades 9 – 12).  Admission for audience members if $5 for adults & $3 for children (K-5).  Prize money & trophies will be awarded to top competitors in both age divisions. All proceeds support academic awards & functions at Seneca East.
8th Sat. Roast Beef Dinner at the Castalia Congregational United Church of Christ, Main St., from 4 – 7 p.m.  Slow roasted beef, homemade mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, fresh salad bar, roll & dessert for $10 adults and $5 for children.  All proceeds to benefit local missions & ongoing church projects.
10th Mon. Friends of the Huron County Community Library in Willard will present local author Cherry King at 6 p.m.  Cherry is a retired teacher from the area & she will discuss her latest book, “Hurricane Hill Road.” She will discuss the history in her book & her writing process.  Books will be available for purchase.
12th Wed. Monroeville, Norwalk & Wakeman United Fund’s “Dine Out for the FUNd of It” at Cameo Pizza (open 5-10 p.m.).  Help the United Fund & support our community restaurants at the same time.  A portion of the day’s sales will go toward our annual Community Campaign to help 29 local programs & grants.
15th Sat. Relay for Life Wine Tasting/Silent Auction fundraiser at D & D Smith Winery in Norwalk (across from the Armory), from 4 – 7 p.m.  Tickets are $5 each and are available by contacting Shawn or Faye @ 419-668-7651.  Proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.
19th Wed. Monroeville, Norwalk & Wakeman United Fund’s “Dine Out for the FUNd of It” at Mia Famiglias.  Help the United Fund & support our community restaurants at the same time.  A portion of the day’s sales will go toward our annual Community Campaign to help 29 local programs & grants.
20th Thurs. BGSU Firelands Community Enrichment Services presents “Shipwrecked: Reflection of a Sole Survivor” at 1 p.m. in the Cedar Point Center of BGSU Firelands Campus in Huron.  This is a presentation by Dennis Hale, the sole survivor of the sinking of the freighter SS Daniel J. Morrell which succumbed to a storm on Lake Huron in 1966 and claimed the lives of 28 crewmen.  Program is free and open to the public.
22nd Sat. Gathering of Gifts, a craft & merchandise show takes place at the Ernsthausen Community Center in Norwalk from 9 – 3 p.m.  Come & enjoy the variety of vendors offering you a wonderful way to start your holiday shopping.  Door prizes will be drawn.  For more information call Stacie @ 419-663-6775, ext. 28.

December

3rd Wed. Monroeville, Norwalk & Wakeman United Fund’s “Dine Out for the FUNd of It” at Pizza Hut.  Help the United Fund & support our community restaurants at the same time.  A portion of the day’s sales will go toward our annual Community Campaign to help 29 local programs & grants.
7th Sun. 11th Annual Tree A Rama Charity Auction at the Historic Mon Ami Restaurant & Winery, 3854 East Wine Cellar Rd., Pt. Clinton, with silent auction at 2 p.m. and live auction following at 4 p.m.  All proceeds from the auction items go to The Salvation Army Port Clinton Service Unit of Ottawa County.  For more information call Maureen @ 419-732-2769.
10th Wed. Monroeville, Norwalk & Wakeman United Fund’s “Dine Out for the FUNd of It” at East of Chicago Pizza, Norwalk.  Help the United Fund & support our community restaurants at the same time.  A portion of the day’s sales will go toward our annual Community Campaign to help 29 local programs & grants.
16th Tues. Monroeville, Norwalk & Wakeman United Fund’s “Dine Out for the FUNd of It” at Bar 145, Norwalk.  Help the United Fund & support our community restaurants at the same time.  A portion of the day’s sales will go toward our annual Community Campaign to help 29 local programs & grants.