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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.
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.
Goodwill offers Electronics Recycling! Drop off your unwanted electronics (working or not) to your local Goodwill Store. Some electronics include: computer monitors, keyboards, computer towers, speakers, mice, routers, VHS, CD’s, DVD’s, cassettes, all batteries, cell phones, home phones, any household electronics, appliances, radios and more. For more information go to www.goodwillsandusky.org.
The Norwalk Public Library features FREE weekly programs such as Tween and School Age activities on Tuesdays after school, Preschool Story Time on Wednesday evenings and Toddler Time on Thursday mornings.  Call the Norwalk Library for more details @ 419-668-6063.
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 ErieConserves.org
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 firelands.com/mentalhealth.
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 fammilies. 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.
The Firelands Audubon Society is holding a student art contest. The competition is open to grades K-12 in Erie and Huron Counties. The deadline for art is April 14th. Entry forms and rules can be found at www.firelandsaudobonsociety.org
I Spy in the MetroParks begins on January 1st through October 31st in the Erie MetroPark. Kids can pick up a task list in the Frost Center at Osborn Park. There are 7 items. Kids will need to find each item and then take a picture next to it. After you have completed the list bring the photos back to the Frost Center and get your prize bag!
The Milan Library holds Twist & Shout for children every Tuesday 10:30 – 11:30am.  Little ones can enjoy and interactive dance party with their caretakers.
The Berlin Library will be holding Teen Trivia Tuesdays from 3-4pm every Tuesday. Ages 11-18 are welcome. Topics will include book, film, music, and pop culture trivia!
The Berlin Public Library will hold story time for children every Thursday from 10:30-11:30am. The Milan Library will also hold story time from 10:30-11:30am on Fridays.  There will be stories, songs, crafts, and SMART board activities.
New Day Family Resource Center in Sandusky is holding Joseph’s Pantry the 3rd Saturday of each month from 11-2am. 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.
FIRELANDS AUDUBON SOCIETY – BIRD CLASS, March 30-May 11, Thursdays 7-9pm, Saturdays 8-10am. Open to birders of all experience levels. Registration is required and can be done at any classroom session or by contacting firelandsaudubon@gmail.com. Fee $50. Thursday classroom sessions will be at Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Firelands Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Saturday sessions will be birding walks at various locations.
 Youth Teeball/Softball registration is currently being accepted at the Norwalk Parks & Recreation Department for all students living in and out of Norwalk. Children 5 years old through six grade are welcome to register.  Cost is $32 for Norwalk City residents, Norwalk students and Ernsthausen members and $42 for all other out of town students.  Team practices will be starting in May and games will start the week of June 5th.
 The Huron County Department of Job & Family Services Spring Hiring Fair will be held on Wednesday, April 26th from 1:00p.m. to 3:30p.m. at the Huron County Fairgrounds. This event is open to the public. Interested job seekers may pre-register for the Huron County Hiring Fair via the link available on the website and/or facebook page. For more information about Huron County Department of Job and Family Services, visit their website at http://www.huroncountydjfs.org
 The Huron County Department of Job & Family Services is looking for employers and 14-24 year olds for summer employment opportunities funded through the 2017 Ohio Youth Works and CCMEP TANF Programs. The term runs from May 1, 2017 – September 30, 2017. Youth must be Huron County residents and meet eligibility requirements which are set forth in the agency’s Prevention, Retention & Contingency (PRC) plan and CCMEP TANF Program. All interested employers and youth can either pick up or request an application packet from the Huron County – Ohio Means Jobs Center located on Shady Lane Drive in Norwalk, Ohio. Please call 419-668-8126 extension 3335 if you have questions or need additional assistance.
 The Kiwanis Club of Sandusky is having their 15th Annual Golf Scramble at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course.  Registration should be complete by May 1st to receive “Early Bird” cost. After May 1st, the cost is $280 per team ($70 per person). Tee time is 8am, cash prizes will be awarded, hole prizes, door prizes plus your fee includes cart, refreshments and a steak dinner.  Proceeds benefit Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library – a Kiwanis Club project contributing books to area children.  For more information or to sponsor the event, contact Tony Cummings at 419-625-1894.
APRIL
 April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Erie County Children Services is hosting events at surrounding library’s throughout the month of April focusing Foster Parenting and frequently asked questions.  You are encouraged to bring a sack lunch and learn about becoming a Foster Parent.  FAQ and information sharing session are from Noon until 1pm the following days and locations: April 5th – Sandusky City Library, April 12th – Huron City Library, April 19th – Milan Library, April 26th – Berlin Heights Library.  More information available at eriecountychildrenservices.com
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.  To report suspected child abuse or neglect in Huron County, call 419-663-KIDS.  The number is toll-free and reports can be made anonymously.
25th Tues. New Day Family Resource Center will be holding a CHAIRity Auction today at Ceasar’s Crystal Palace. Doors open at 5pm, dinner begins at 5:30pm with the auction starting at 6pm. Guests will have the opportunity to bid of custom made, repurposed, decorated chairs along with a Chinese auction. Chinese auction tickets are a $1 each or 12 for $10. A deal can also be purchased as a dinner and 12 auction tickets for $25. For tickets call 419-626-8730.
25th Tues. Firelands Audubon Society, partnering with Black River Audubon Society will host world renowned birder and conservationist Bernie Masters, who will share his adventures of birding in over 100 countries, at the Ritter Public Library in Vermilion from 7 until 9pm.  His new book “No Finish Line” will be available for purchase.
25th Tues. The Norwalk Rotary Club present the 18th Annual Pizza Bake-off at Norwalk High School from 4:30 until 7pm.  Tickets are available at the door with adults $10 and children $5 (10 and younger).  Pizza will be available from six great pizza parlors plus raffles and more!  All proceeds benefit Rotary’s “Caring For Kids” Programs.
25th Tues. Christie Lane Industries’ Senior Night fundraiser is happening at McDonald’s on Benedict Avenue in Norwalk from 5 until 8pm.  Dine-In or Drive Thru and a percentage of the sales will be donated in support of Christie Lane Industries’ Senior Programming.
26th Wed. Firelands Regional Medical Center will be having their luncheon club at the Sandusky Yacht Club with speaker Donna Green from the OSU Extension office.  The topic will be The Magic & Mystery of Your “Gut” Bugs – learn how they affect your overall health, including your immune system and even your weight.  Buffet from 11 until 12:30pm, presentation at 12:30pm.  Cost is $18.  Reservations recommended – call 419-557-7840.
27th Thurs. Berlin Public Library will be hosting an afternoon of Perler bead crafting from 3 until 4:30pm.  Use colorful beads to create magnets or key chains in your favorite 8 bit style shapes.  Materials provided – ages 12-18.
27th Thurs. Time to dust off those skills you learned a s a kid or learn a new skill while having fun at Boomer’s Archery from 6 until 8pm at the Osborn MetroPark, Shelter #4.  Registgration is required and this event is designed for ages 50 and older.
27th Thurs. Area residents are invited to participate in a Free Skin Cancer Screening from 4 until 7pm at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center Firelands Regional Medical Center, Tyler Street in Sandusky.  Appointments are required and can be made by 419-557-7410.
28th Fri. Join the Sandusky Police Department for “Shakes Smoothies & Coffee with A Cop” at Live Aloha, 125 W Market Street in Sandusky from 10 until Noon.  Join your neighbors and Police Officers for smoothies, coffee and conversation!  No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in your neighborhood!
28th Fri. Enchanted Story Time will take place from 10:30 until 11:30am at the Enchanted Cottage at the East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Cleveland Road in Huron.  Enjoy an interactive story time with puppets, finger plays and more!  A fun activity will accompany each story.  All ages with accompanying adult are welcome.  Registration required.  Limit 15.
28th Fri. Spring is in the air and it is time for a Wildflower Stroll at the Edison Woods MetroPark in Berlin Heights from 6 until 7pm!
28th Fri. The Huron Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting at 1pm at the Huron Library, Williams Street in Huron.  The topic will be Structures For Floral Arrangements.  The Presenter will be Daniel Stober of Danielion Greenhouse.  For more information call 419-588-2169.
28th Fri. First Congregational United Church of Christ, Columbus Avenue in Sandusky, will host a spaghetti Dinner from 5 until 7pm.  Tickets purchased before the event at $9 for adults and $6 for children.  Tickets purchased at the door are $9.50 and $6.50.  Carry-out is available and jars of sauce will be available.  The menu includes: spaghetti with home-made sauce, tossed salad, Italian bread, dessert and beverage.  a 50/50 drawing and “bucket auction” will be also be held.
29th Sat. The Eleonore Rocks 5K will take place today in Willard. The race will benefit the Eleonore Rocks Foundation, a group that comforts sick children and their families by donating quality rocking chairs to neonatal intensive care units to hospitals. For more information about the race visit www.ERocks5K.com, for more information about the foundation visit www.EleonoreRocks.org.
29th Sat. Christians Singles Fellowship is having a Spring Amish Country Trip.  Carpool at the Norwalk Alliance Church, SR 250 in Norwalk at 10am.  Pack a lunch, Supper after shopping at Mrs. Yoders.
29th Sat. The Foundation for Firelands presents Around The World in 60 Sips; a wine tasting charity event to enhance patient care.  The event starts at 6:30 at Plum Brook Country Club.  Tickets are $100 and include: Authentic food tastings paired with specialty wine tastings from around the world, blind tastings & reverse raffle tickets.  You may RSVP by calling 419-557-7150 or go to foundationforfirelands.com/salute  Proceeds will benefit Heart Care at Firelands Regional Medical Center.
29th Sat. Erie Metro Live Steamer will have miniature steam-powered engines available to pull passengers through the West Sandusky Bay MetroPark in Huron.  Enjoy a Train Ride from 1 until 3pm!
29th Sat. Firelands Regional Medical Center will be offering a CPR Course for family and friends from 9am until Noon at the South Campus.  This program is designed to prepare people to provide CPR in a safe, timely and effective manner to adults, children and infants and is intended for people with no medical training.  You will learn about CPR, AED use and choking.  Cost is $10 per person or $15 per couple.  Class size is limited.  To register call Firelands Regional Medical Center at
419-557-7840.
29th Sat. Milan Public Library presents Superhero Day!  Community members of all ages are invited to celebrate a late National Superhero Day with crafts, games, and activities from 11 until 1 in the Milan Community room.  This program is free and open to the public.  Attendees are encourages, though not required to dress as their favorite superheroes.  No costume?  Young heroes in training can craft their own, complete with capes, masks wrist cuffs and shield.  All materials will be provided.
30th Sun. The Huron River Joint Fire Department is having their Annual Chicken Barbeque from 11am until sold out.  Carry-out is available.
30th Sun. In honor of Earth Day, Erie County Solid Waste Management District, Erie MetroParks, Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District, Erie County Heath Department and Old Woman Creek etc. are sponsoring and Earth Day Extravaganza from 11 until 4pm at Osborn Park, including local government, non-profit and community organizations’ informative displays and more!
May
 
The Norwalk Park and Rec Department will offer a  summer coed kickball league for students entering 4-9th grade.  Instead of a bat and ball, kids kick, catch, throw and dodge an 8″ playground ball. Meaning that anyone can join in and have a great time, regardless of ability or experience!   Two separate divisions will be offered, 4-6th and 7-9th grade. Early registration is currently being accepted at the Park & Recreation Department for all students living in and out of Norwalk.  Cost is $32 for Norwalk City residents, Norwalk students, and Ernsthausen members, and $42 for all other out of town students.  Team practices will be starting in May and games will start the week of June 5th  
Firelands Regional Medical Center offers Free Community Health Series dealing with memory and dementia, including brain health, diagnostic methods, memory screening, research, therapies and support resources.  Thursday, May 4th – How a neuropsychologist looks at dementia and what this profession can do to assist in diagnosis and treatment.  Thursday, May 11th – How a neurologist looks at diagnosing dementia, treatments and services available.  Thursday, May 18th – Alzheimer’s Disease Update.  Participants can choose to attend one or all days of the lecture series.  Registration is required by calling 419-557-7410.
16th – 20th Tuesdays Firelands Regional Medical Center will be offering a 6 week program focused on weight management through lifestyle change.  The program will be held Tuesdays from 8 until 9am at the Cancer Center Meeting Room of the University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky.  Cost is $30 for the general public, $20 for Firelands Regional Medical Center employees and includes needed materials.  Space is limited.  Call 419-557-7410 to register.
1st – 7th Mon. – Sun. The Norwalk Public Library is hosting Children’s Book Week with fun and games in the Children’s Room to celebrate.  For more information, go to the Norwalk Library’s Facebook page.
1st Mon. “Walk It Out With A Policeman” from 6:30 – 7:30pm at the Erie County Health Department, Superior Street in Sandusky.  Join a local policeman for a walk and talk including water and snacks!
1st Mon. Milan Public Library is hosting “What’s Cooking? Cravings” from 6 until 7pm featuring Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings.  Explore the foods she loves most along with those of her friends and family.  Find the recipes in Teigen’s book that pull at their own heartstrings and bring it in to share.
2nd Tues. Osborne Metropark and Pilates Instructor, Debbie Burrow, present Get Fit Club – Pilates from 6 until 7pm at the Osborn Metropark Frost Center.  Please bring a yoga mat.
2nd Tues. The Norwalk Public Library is hosting a Lego Day for children to create and build with their friends.  Legos are provided.  All ages are welcome.
3rd Wed. Join Firelands 55+ club on the first Wednesday of every month for morning coffee from 8 until 10am at Firelands Regional medical Center’s South Campus, Community Resource Room.  Screenings that will be available are blood pressure (free), blood sugar (free) and total lipid profile ($17 and 12-hour fast).  No appointments are necessary for the health screenings.  for more information about Morning Coffee, please call 419-577-7722.
3rd Wed. Blast Off: Galaxy of the Guardians, Vol. 1 Recap Screening will take place at the Berlin Public Library from 5 until 7pm.  The movie is rated PG-13.
3rd Wed. Walk and enjoy the sights and sounds of the local wildlife at Edison Woods Metropark from 10:30 until 11:30am.
4th, 5th, 6th Thurs., Fri., Sat. The United Methodist Women are sponsoring their Annual Spring Rummage Sale, Thursday/Friday from 9am until 7pm and Saturday, 9am until 2pm at Norwalk first United Methodist Church, W Main Street.
4th Thurs. The Vermilion chamber of Commerce and the Vermilion Ministerial Association invite you to the Vermilion community Prayer Breakfast from 7:45am until 9am at German’s Villa.  cost is $7 and includes a wonderful breakfast catered by German’s Villa.  This is a great community event bringing together City Officials, businesses and citizens for a morning of great fellowship and a special program/guest speaker organized by the Vermilion Ministerial Association.  Please RSVP to the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce.
4th Thurs. The Milan Public Library presents: May The 4th Be With You – a day to for children of all ages to celebrate Star Wars with a showing of The Force Awakens and a storm trooper shooting gallery, as we as young padawan-friendly crafts like DIY pilot licenses, galaxy slime, pool noodle light sabers and Yoda and Leia headbands.
4th Thurs. Celebrate Star Wars Day at Osborn Metropark with crafts and games from 6 until 8pm.  Limit 20.
5th Fri. The Norwalk Public Library will be making Koi Windsocks all day in the Children’s room to celebrate the Japanese Holiday, Children’s Day. This event is running all day.
5th Fri. Christian Singles Fellowship is having a Naturewalk at Seldon’s Folly, Rt. 6 West in Huron with the after glow at Huron Berardi’s.
6th Sat. Serving Our Seniors is having their Annual “Shindig” with host, Jimmy O’Neil at McCormick Middle School, Ohio Street, in Huron.  Doors open at 1pm.  Enjoy live music featuring the best of the 60’s & 70’s performed by local “celebrities”, Police Officers and more.  Tickets are $20 and are available at Serving Our Seniors, Boalt Street in Sandusky.  Tickets will NOT be available at the door for this event.  Tones of raffles and refreshments prepared by EHOVE Culinary Arts students after the show.  Proceeds benefit Serving Our Seniors’ work to stop financial elder abuse in Erie County.  Contact Serving Our Seniors for more information.
6th Sat. The American Cancer Society Lorain County Relay For Life team Night Owl Angels is having a bake sale from 10am until 4pm at Carlisle Township Flea Market, 430 Oberlin-Elyria Road.  100% of the proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.
6th Sat. The Norwalk Library will be showing Diary of A Wimpy Kid in the Children’s Room at 1pm – all ages are welcome.
6th Sat. Firelands Regional Medical Center will host Boot Camp for New Dads at Firelands Regional Medical Center’s South Campus from 9am until Noon.  The workshop offers fathers-to-be a chance to talk with experienced dads and learn how to confidently engage and relax with their future infants.  Veteran dads will share tips on how to calm a crying baby, swaddle and infant, change a diaper and more.  To register, call Jonathan Waugh at 419-627-4416.
6th Sat. The 1st Annual ABILITY WORKS BOWLING TOURNAMENT is happening from 1 until 4pm at Star Lanes, Cleveland Road in Sandusky.  Cost is $25 per person including 3 games, pizza and pop.  **If you or your business would like to sponsor the event, sponsor a person to bowl or donate raffle items, call Kristy Ferback at 419-656-1492, Shelley Miller at 419-370-8521 or Cathy Lizzi at Star Lanes at 419-626-2413.
6th Sat. The Sandusky/Firelands Chapter of PFLAG will have a social outing at 6pm at Casa Real, 3307 Milan Road, Sandusky.  All are welcome to attend.  PFLAG promotes the health and well being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons, their families, and friends through advocacy, education and support.
7th Sun. Kayak the East Sandusky Bay and go birding from a different point of view with the Erie Metroparks.  Spring migration will be at its peak!  This event is from 8 until 10am and everyone 16 and older is invited.  Registration required, no flip flops please.
8th – 13th Mon. – Sat. The Norwalk Library will be having a special craft downstairs for all the patrons to make and take home to the special women in their lives.
8th & 10th Mon. & Wed. Norwalk Public Library is having Genealogy Night at 6pm both nights.  The Firelands Genealogical Society is hosting a special 2 part class to introduce you to researching your family history.  One sign up is for both nights to discover where your family came from.
8th Mon. Block Headz! LEGO Club is happening from 3:30 to 4:30pm.  Each session features a design theme as well as time to free build.  May’s theme is Star Wars.
8th Mon. Walk It Out with a Naturalist and let the smell of the forest.  Join an Erie Metropark Naturalist for a walk and talk through Sheldon’s Marsh from 6:30 until 7:30pm. Snacks will be provided.
9th Tues. The Norwalk Library invites you to spend an hour playing video and board games with your friends.  This monthly event starts at 4:30 and is open to children in grades K through 5.
9th Tues. Firelands Regional Medical Center will be hosting Pediatric Orthopedic Clinics from 1:30 – 6pm.  Staffed by a Board Certified Pediatric Specialist from Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Specialty Clinics are held in the Firelands South Campus Outpatient Clinic, Hayes Avenue in Sandusky.  To schedule and appointment, call 1800-377-3117.
9th Tues. Firelands Regional Medical Center will be offering the next Happiest Baby On The Block parenting class from 6 until 8pm at Firelands Regional Medical Center’s South Campus, Hayes Avenue in Sandusky.  The Happiest Baby On The Block is a national curriculum and is taught by a certified instructor.  Among essential information offered to participants, parents will be taught a step-by-step approach to quickly soothe the fussiest baby.  This program is free of charge.  Register online at firelands.com or call 419-557-7840.
10th Wed. It’s a Full Moon Kayak Float on the Huron River under the full moon for ages 12 and up from 9 until 11pm.  Limit 11 however, those with their own paddle craft are welcome.  Meet at the Coupling MetroPark, SR 13 in Milan.
10th Wed. Firelands Regional Medical Center will be hosting a Pediatric Cardiology Clinic staffed by a Board Certified Physician, the Pediatric Cardiology Clinic will be held at the Firelands Main Campus in Sandusky.  To schedule and appointment, call 419-557-7840.
11th Thurs. The Milan Public Library will be having an after school screening of the movie: Sing! from 3 until 5pm.  This movie is rated PG.
11th Thurs. The Erie MetroPark, Osborn Metropark Frost Center is having Art In The Park – Kids Class featuring Stepping Stones from 6 until 8pm.  Make fun cement stepping stones for your backyard!  Ages 6 and up are welcome.  Registration is required, limit 15.  All supplies included.
12th Fri. The Norwalk Library invites kids up to 5 years old to come and shake out the sillies with the Children’s Department at 10:30am.
12th Fri. The Milan Public Library is having a Mother’s Day Make-&-Take Craft from 3 until 4pm just in time for Mother’s Day!  You can design and hand paint a lovable tote bag for that special mother figure in your life.
13th Sat. An all you can eat Steak Feed is taking place at the Monroeville Rod & Gun Club, Peru Center Road from 5 until 8pm. Donations accepted, open to the public.
13th Sat. Get ready for Mother’s Day by pampering yourself with DIY Manicures for girls and their moms at the Norwalk Public Library.  All supplies will be provided.
15th Mon. Park P.A.L.S. (Pre-schoolers Actively Learning Science) present Bird Nests from 10:30 until 11:30 at the Osborn MetroPark Frost Center.  Learn all about bird nests, read a story, make a craft and more.  Limit 15.  Ages 3 until 6 with an accompanying adult.
15th Mon. Walk It Out with Tai Chi is happening from 6;30 until 7:30 with Sarah Hopperton of the Erie County Health Department.  Learn a few Tai Chi movements before taking a walk – meet at Strickfaden Park, Bell avenue in Sandusky.
16th Tues. Create watercolor paintings with no paint at the Norwalk Public Library.  You will be using tissue paper on canvas to create your masterpiece.  The event starts at 4:30 and sign up is required for this event – ages K – 5
16th Tues. Get Fit Club – Pilates with Debbie Burrow, Pilates instructor is happening at Osborn MetroPark Frost Center from 6 until 7pm.  Debbie will lead you through a workout to help emphasize proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance.  Bring a yoga mat.
17th Wed. The Norwalk Public Library is having an Adult Paint Night at 6pm.  Learn how to paint a birch scene and enjoy coffee or tea.  Sign up to join in on the fun!
17th Wed. The Kiwanis Club of Sandusky is having their 15th Annual Golf Scramble at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course.  Registration should be complete by May 1st to receive “Early Bird” cost. After May 1st, the cost is $280 per team ($70 per person). Tee time is 8am, cash prizes will be awarded, hole prizes, door prizes plus your fee includes cart, refreshments and a steak dinner.  Proceeds benefit Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library – a Kiwanis Club project contributing books to area children.  For more information or to sponsor the event, contact Tony Cummings at 419-625-1894.
17th Wed. Walk the trails of the Edison Woods MetroPark with the MetroPark Hikers from 10:30 until 11:30am.
17th Wed. The Milan Public Library is having a celebration in honor of World Baking Day with “Kids In The Kitchen” from 3 until 4pm.  Kid will have the chance to make Monster Cookie Bites and Tasty Bugs.  Registration Required.
18th Thurs. The Berlin Public Library is having its monthly Adult Book Club featuring the book “Small Great Things” from 6:30 until 7:30pm.  The book is available at the circulation desk if you would like to join.
18th Thurs. Erie MetroParks presents “Adventure Tots” from 1 until 1:30pm at Pelton Park in Sandusky.  Kids will explore a nature trail with a naturalist and discover plants, animals and all things nature.  Ages 0-6 with accompanying adult.
20th Sat. Erie MetroPark Live Steamers will have miniature stem-powred engines available to pull passengers through the East Sandusky Bay MetroPark from 1 until 3pm.
20th Sat. Meet up for a paddle on the Huron River from 1 until 3pm.  Ages 12+, limit 11.  Those who have their own water craft are welcome.  No Flip Flops.  Meet at the Coupling MetroPark canoe launch.
20th Sat. Christian Singles Fellowship is having a Road Trip to Tiffin Flea Market.  10am carpool meet at YMCA and you pack or buy lunch.  Dinner will be at Pizza Palace for a great buffet.
20th Sat. The Milan Public Library is having “Tap Into Craft Beer with Fat Head’s” from Noon until 1pm.  See what’s on tap at the library as they host Fat Head’s Brewery and their Head of Operations, Chris Alltmont, a 1986 Edison High School graduate.  Must be 21 years of age to attend sampling.
22nd Mon. Did you know that gardening is known to help with hand strength and dexterity?  Join the Erie MetroPark Walk It Out program for a walk to the Sandusky Greenhouse for a tour of the facility. Drink and snacks will be provided.  Meet at Battery Park for the 15 minute walk to the greenhouse.
23rd Tues. Huron County Senior Enrichment Services is having their 4th round of “Smarter Than A 5th Grader” at 9:30am at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center, in Norwalk.  During the 2016-2017 School Year, Senior Enrichment Services paired local 5th graders with a local senior citizen to compete in 5 rounds of play including: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and one “Golden Oldies” category.  Interaction with children allows our older adults to relate to another generation and allows them to serve as role models for children growing into tomorrow’s adults.  This is the final championship round is made up of the top 4 students from each round, along with their winning partner.  The finalists from each school will come back and compete.  Competition is open for all to come and see.
23rd & 24th Tues. & Wed. There will be a Senior Health & Wellness Fair at the Erie County Senior Center from 10am until 1pm both days.  The Senior Center will be filled ot the brim withinformation and giveaways.  New vendors will be there each day so be sure to visit both days.  Purchase of a lunch ticket on each of the days also includes door prizes.  FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS will be held on the 23rd including memory screening, vision, hearing, blood pressure and balance assessment.
25th Thurs. The Berlin Public Library present Women In History with Mae West from 1 until 2pm.  Julie Wang Warren of Women in History will present the “Queen of the World” and step out of the pages of history to share Mae’s story.
25th Thurs. Join the Berlin Public Library for Perler Palooza from 3 until 4:30pm.  It’s an afternoon of Perler bead crafting for ages 12 – 18.  Materials will be provided.
26th Fri. The Norwalk Library invites kids up to 5 years old to come and shake out the sillies with the Children’s Department at 10:30am.
26th Fri. Enchanted Story Time is happening from 10:30 until 11:30 at The Enchanted Cottage at the Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Cleveland Road in Huron.  Enjoy an interactive story time with puppets, finger plays and more!  All ages with accompanying adult.  Registration required.  Limit 15.
26th Fri. Christian Singles Fellowship is having a Bike & Bible Night at 6:15 at the Karson’s home on Berlin Road in Huron.  $3 donation for tacos, bring a salad, chips or desert/pop.  If you need to use a bike, give Karson a call and he will lone you one.  419-433-0085.  Kids are welcome.
26th Fri. An American Red Cross Bloodmobile is happening from 11 until 3 at the Milan Public Library.
27th Sat. McGraw Lighthouse Memorial Ride in memory of Kristi & Perry McGraw will be start at the Sandusky Walmart with registration at 9am.  Breakfast will be available from 9 until 10:30 and a Blessing Of The Bikes will take place at 10:45am.  Kickstands up at 11am, ride together to the Vermilion Lighthouse.  Group photo during break at lighthouse then ride together to the Marblehead Lighthouse with group photo during break continuing to Faith Memorial Pavilion for raffle drawing and chicken dinner hosted by BBQ Travelers.  Pre-Registration is $15 for single riders, $25 for doubles and you get a Memorial Ride T-shirt.  Pre-Register by May 10th by sending payment and shirt size to : Michelle Huffman, 1148 Ottawa Drive, Port Clinton, 43452.  Like McGraw Lighthouse Memorial Ride on Facebook or call Angie McGraw at 419-656-1457 or Mary Beth Hurlburt at 419-357-8575.