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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 Regional Medical Center invites you to our free nutrition/weight management support group held every Thursday throughout 2016 from 7 – 8 pm at Firelands South Campus. The support group is led by Ted Fox, M. Ed, PC-CR.Topics of discussion include: Making Time for Ourselves , Slowing Down and Being Mindful , Preparing for Social Gatherings , Diminishing Discouragement , Hunger and Cravings, Sabotaging Thoughts, Taking this Show on the Road: Eating Out, Believing in Yourself , Managing Plateaus, Building Confidence , “I’ll Try That Once I Reach My Goal”, Saying “No” to the “Food Pushers” , Transitioning to the Rest of Your Life.
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 Do Good Studio is now open at 519 Main Street in Huron. The Do Good Studio is a not-for-profit store that funds different causes sponsored by the Love Runners nonprofit organization. They help meet the needs of those living in the margins. Most items are handmade. For more information visit their website here.
The Kids Care Clubs and The Volunteer Center of Erie County have paired with Buckeye Broadband and will be collecting food donations through December 3rd for local families in need. Collection boxes are located at several local businesses including Perkins and Sandusky Police and Fire Departments, Buckeye Broadband on Market Street, Mathews Ford, Kasper Toyota, Victory Honda, Miracle Ear, Cardinal Grocery, Firelands Association of Relators, and Howard Hanna Port Clinton.
The Lake Shore Railway Association will be running “Christmas Express” trains on Friday and Saturday nights between November 25th and December 10th. The rides depart from the train station in Wellington hourly. Guests will be treated with hot chocolate, sleigh bells, and maybe even a visit from a North Pole visitor. Tickets will be $15 for adults and $10 for kids and seniors, more information about tickets and times are available here.
Santa’s in the House in Exchange Park downtown Vermilion beginning Saturday, November 26th. Saturday December 3rd, Saturday December 10th, and Saturday December 17th he will be available from 4-6pm.
The 3rd annual Christmas Tree Lot opens up November 25th and will remain open through December 23rd. Monday – Thursday and Saturday hours are 8:30am-5:30pm, Friday’s hours are 8:30am-7pm. Scotch Pine, Blue spruce, and Fraser Fir trees in al sizes will be available. Receive a $1 off your tree for each pair of socks or non-perishable food item you donate. For more information call 440-967-4477. All proceeds go to local charities
December
6th Tues. The Milan Public Library Cine-Elf Theater will be showing a Muppet Christmas Carol from 3:30-5:30pm this afternoon.
7th Wed. Victory Kitchen is collecting donations through the 22nd for Shoebox Christmas. The Shoebox Christmas is for children in the community, last year over 360 kids were given gifts. For more information on how to donate call 419-627-8732. Gifts will be handed out on December 23rd.
8th Thurs. Erie MetroParks will be holding Art in the Parks-Wreaths this evening from 6-8pm at Osborn Metropark in the Frost Center. Deck your halls with wreaths and swags! Ages 16 and up are welcome, and must pre-register. All supplies will be included, but space will be limited. Call 419-625-7783 ex221 to register
8th Thurs. Join the Willard Library for an evening full of live holiday music beginning at 6:30pm. There will be local musicians including a 4 piece brass group. Refreshments will also be served.
9th Fri. There will be a kids night out from 5-8pm at the Osborn MetroPark in the Frost Center in Huron this evening. Kids ages 4 and up are welcome from a night of activities, crafts, and fun. Dinner will be provided. Registration is required and space is limited! Call 419-625-7783 ex221 to register
9th Fri. There will be new student orientation will begin the 19th through the 23rd for ABLE classes. ABLE is designed to help with GED preparation, college and career readiness, learning to read/write/comprehend the English language, or even help with homework. Classes are available in Norwalk and Willard, however distance education opportunities may be available. For more information call 419-660-1825.
10th Sat. Firelands Regional Medical Center will be offering a Siblings Course from 10-11:30 am. The class is designed to help prepare soon to be older brothers or sisters for the arrival of a new baby. Children will get a tour of the nursery, make a gift for the baby, and practice handling newborn life-like dolls. Adults will tour the labor and delivery rooms as well as the recovery area. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The event is $10 per family, to register call 419-557-7840.
10th Sat. Vacationland Federal Credit Union will be holding their 5th annual toy drive at the Sandusky Mall from noon-3pm. New toys for all ages are welcomed, and there will be free activities and photo ops for children. Toy and Monetary donations will also be accepted through the 9th at VLFCU branches in Sandusky, Huron, and Norwalk. Donations benefit local families through Erie and Huron county Department of Jobs and Family Services.
10th Sat. The Austin Yaworsky Spaghetti Dinner Benefit put on by Western Reserve FFA today from 5-8pm at the Western Reserve HS Auditoria. Austin was born with Cerebral Palsy and has always been able to work on the farm with his dad, but he needs an ActionTrack wheelchair to continue his duties and be more independent. There will also be a Chinese raffle and cake walk.
10th & 11th Sat. & Sun. Project Feederwatch will be meeting at East Sandusky Bay to gather data for tracking bird migration and winter populations. Space is limited, so call 419-625-7783 ex221 to register.
11th Sun. The Firelands Symphony Orchestra will be preforming their holiday Magic Family Concert beginning at 4pm at the Sandusky State Theater today. There will be a full orchestra as well as guest vocalists Connor Bogart O’Brien and Tia Karaplis. Santa and Mrs. Claus will make a special appearance.
11th Sun. The Bismark Senior/ Community Center will be having their monthly breakfast from 8-11:30am. There will be ham, sausage, eggs, home fries, sausage gravy and biscuits, pancakes and waffles. Donations will be accepted during this time and there will be a 50/50 drawing. Donations will also be accepted for Kids for Christmas- sweaters, hats, gloves, games, and toys. These items fro to the Age Exchange Program for kids in Norwalk and Willard areas and the Willard Police Department. These items can be left in the west stairwell of the community center.
11th Sun. The Monroeville Holiday Open House will be today from 11am-4pm. The Modular HO Scale Layout, Permanent O Scale Layout and Permanent N Scale Layout will be featured. There is no admission charge. The group is located at 3 South Main Street in Monroeville.
13th Tues. The Milan Public Library Cine-Elf Theater will be showing a The Santa Clause from 3:30-5:30pm this afternoon.
14th Wed. Victory Kitchen is collecting donations through the 22nd for Shoebox Christmas. The Shoebox Christmas is for children in the community, last year over 360 kids were given gifts. For more information on how to donate call 419-627-8732. Gifts will be handed out on December 23rd.
15th Thurs. Join The Milan Public  Library for Ornament Painting from 6-7pm. Registration is required, call 419-499-4117 to do so.
15th Thurs. Join Erie MetroParks at Osborn Park in The Frost Center for building Gingerbread houses! Ages 3 and up are welcome to build their very own gingerbread house out of candies, cookies, and other treats. Registration is required, call 419-625-7783 ex221 to register
15th Thurs. Drop by the Willard Library this morning from 10:30am-12:30pm and make an ornament! Materials will be provided, and a variety of options will be available. Call 419-933-8564 to register today
16th Fri. There will be a luminary walk from 5:30-6:30pm at the James McBride Arboretum- 1 University Drive, Huron. Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and walk the lit path around the pond. Upon arrival, please meet at the welcome center, no pets.
17th Sat. Join Milan Library for If You Give A Kid A Cookie from 10-11am! Kids will be able to decorate and eat their own cookies, and a hot chocolate bar will be open as well! Registration is required, call 419-499-4117
17th Sat. The Historic Lyme Village in Bellevue is presenting Christmas Across the Sea Candle Light Tour from 4-9pm this evening. Stroll though the 19th century village, tour the John Wright Mansion decorated in traditional Christmas splendor, and enjoy homemade crafts. There will be a special appearance of Father Christmas-aka Santa Clause- as well.  Admission is $5.
18th Sun. The Knights of Columbus Hall in Monroeville will be holding a breakfast buffet from 8a-noon. The Hall is located on Peru Center Road. Adults are $7, children $3 and under 6 are free. The public is welcome.
18th Sun. The Huron Community Prayer Path and Labyrinth will present “Lighting the Way” Celebration of Christmas from 6:30-8:30pm. The Labyrinth will be lighted with hundreds of luminaries for all to mediate, pray, and enjoy. There will be music and refreshments available inside. The Prayer Path is located at 930 South Main Street in Huron.
19th Mon. Discover the origin of the Christmas Tree with Erie MetorParks this evening from 5:30-6:30pm at Osborn Park in the Frost Center. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate while learning about the history of the tradition, types of trees and how to care for them.
19th Mon. There will be new student orientation beginning today through the rest of the week for ABLE classes. ABLE is designed to help with GED preparation, college and career readiness, learning to read/write/comprehend the English language, or even help with homework. Classes are available in Norwalk and Willard, however distance education opportunities may be available. For more information call 419-660-1825.
20th Tues. Victory Kitchen is collecting donations through the 22nd for Shoebox Christmas. The Shoebox Christmas is for children in the community, last year over 360 kids were given gifts. For more information on how to donate call 419-627-8732. Gifts will be handed out on December 23rd.
21st Wed. Join Berlin Public Library in celebrating International Dalek Day from 6-7pm! Come let your Whovian flag fly whether your just starting the Dr. Who series or you remember the very first doctors. All ages are welcome
22nd Thurs The Berlin Library Cine-Elf Theater will be showing How the Grinch Stole Christmas from 3:30-5:30pm
28th Wed. The Historic Lyme Village in Bellevue will be hosting A Taste Of Christmas from 1-9pm today. Tour the village and enjoy samples of traditional cooking from across the seas and pioneer America. Adult admission is $6, Children ages 4-12yrs are $4, and under 4yrs are free.
29th Thurs. Join Erie MetroParks at Osborn Park in the Frost Center for animal feeding time from 4:30-5:30pm and learn about the resident animals and their diets!