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STUFF THE BUS ERIE COUNTY is looking to provide 500 backpacks to local students in need. The backpacks will be distributed to children entering grades K-5 at Sandusky City, Perkins Township, Edison, Margaretta, Vermilion, and Sandusky Central Catholic Schools.  For more information on how to receive a backpack, please contact your local school district.

Area businesses and organizations are encouraged to support this initiative by becoming a donation drop off site, conducting an internal collection, or making a monetary contribution.  Interested organizations should contact United Way office at 419-625-4672 for details.

Residents can participate by donating new backpacks and school supplies now through August 6th at any of the public drop off locations.  A list of needed supplies and collection sites is posted on the “Stuff the Bus Erie County” Facebook page or can be downloaded from http://www.vlfcu.org

The campaign will conclude during a wrap up event on August 12th from 1:00 to 4:00pm inside Sandusky Mall.  There will be character appearances and activities for the kids.

 The Salvation Army- Norwalk Corps is host Second Harvest Food Bank’s FREE Farmers Markets

The Farmers Markets will be the 3rd Thursdays of the month, July 20, August 17,  September 21 and October 19.   Starting at 10am – Noon or until supplies are exhausted.  Households must be income eligible and will be served first-come, first-served. Recipients must bring picture ID.
The Markets will be held in the parking lot of The Salvation Army, 55 Whittlesey Ave, Norwalk.  Only street parking is available.  For more information call 419-668-4090.

 

Norwalk Community- Stuff the Bus

Reaching out to those in need within the Norwalk community. School supplies are for students attending Norwalk City and Norwalk Catholic Schools.  Supply lists can be found on the school’s websites.

School Supply Collection:  August 4th 7:30am until 4:00pm   

Drop off unused school supplies at Norwalk Board of Education Office-  134 Benedict Ave, Norwalk, OH

Registration for Supplies:  July 31st 10:00am – 12:00pm   &  August 2nd  5:00pm – 7:00pm

Proof of eligibility is required.  Sign up at Salvation Army 55 Whittlesey Ave, Norwalk, OH

Distribution of Supplies: August 9th 5:00pm – 7:00pm at Salvation Army

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 Willard City Parks & Huron County Community Library are hosting Yoga in the Park in conjunction with the Library’s Mind, Body & Sole Program.  Join us Saturday mornings from 9-10am.  We will meet by the Showmobile off the 542 Main Street entrance.  The Showmobile is located behind the Depot Building.

Please bring a mat or beach towel, water and sun glasses. For more information call Janet at 419-933-1654 or stop by Willard Memorial Library. In case of wet conditions the classes will be canceled.

The following Saturdays:     JULY 8th ,15th & 22nd           AUGUST 19th

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/mental 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.
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!
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.

 MILAN-BERLIN LIBRARY DISTRICT REVEALS JULY 2017 EVENTS

Starting on International Rock Day, July 1st, we’ll be hiding rocks decorated with inspirational messages at both libraries.  Find one, take a photo of it, and then share on social media.  Remember to use the hashtag # mbldrocks  After you share your photo, take the stone and hide it in the community where someone else can find it.  Let’s show the world how much kindness (and the library) rocks!

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

Tuesdays- Berlin Public Library hosts Teen Trivia Tuesday (ages 11-18) from 3-4pm.  Berlin Battle of Wits. Test your knowledge of book, film, music, and other pop culture related trivia!

Thursdays- Berlin Public Library has Story Time, songs, crafts and SMART Board Activities from 10:30-11:30am

Fridays- Milan Public Library has Story Time, songs, crafts and SMART Board Activities from 10:30-11:30am

 AMVETS POST 22 CRUISE IN YOUR CLASSIC CAR OR MOTORCYCLE.

The 3rd Wednesday of each month April through September the AMVETS will host a car show. Located at 1517 State Rte. 60 Vermillion, Ohio from 5:30 – 8pm.  There will also be 50/50 drawings, door prizes, food and $1 draft beers.  1st beer or pop are FREE.

For more information contact Tom Miller at 216-347-0117 or tmiller67@yahoo.com

 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT NORWALK RESERVOIR EVERY WEDNESDAY at 6:30pm 

The summer concert series showcases local musician and is FREE to the public.   Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on.   Come out and enjoy an evening of music and fun.

The concert series runs through August 16th.

 2017 Party at the Plaza every Friday from 5pm – 9pm at Schade-Mylander Plaza in Sandusky, OH

June 16 through August 11 featuring local bands.

 2017  Gazebo Concert Series every Tuesday at the Washington Park Gazebo Sandusky, OH

The final August 8th concerts will begin at 7pm

 Sandusky Farmer’s Market every Saturday from May through October 8am – noon

Located on the corner of Hancock and East Market.  Local goods for over 20 years

 Huron Soil and Water Conservation District 

You can now place your prepaid order for fish to stock your pond.  The order form is on the website at www.huronswcd.com  Deadline to order is September 12, 2017.

The mission of the Huron Soil and Water Conservation District is to help landowners with the development and protection of the county’s natural resources to enhance the quality of life in Huron County.  We will provide the best quality soil and water technical assistance to help landowners use our natural resources while protecting the environment against degradation.

 

 Huron County Community Library- Wakeman Branch

This year’s summer reading program theme is Build a Better World.  Stop at any Huron County Community Library location and register through July 15th. All you have to do is READ to win fabulous prizes

Storytime Mondays at 10:30am July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 31st at the library and on July 24th it will be at Dalton Park Preserve, 5171 State Rte 303 in Wakeman

Kids can have lunch with a librarian and a craft on Wednesdays from 12pm-2pm July 5th, 12th, 19th at the library and on the 26th it will be at Dalton Park Preserve, 5171 State Rte 303 in Wakeman

 

Fisher-Titus Medical Center   272 Benedict Avenue Norwalk, OH

FTMC hosts many support programs.  All support groups are FREE and Open to the public.

The Breastfeeding Support Group will meet from 11am – Noon  on Tuesdays July 4, July 11, July 18 and July 25.  Call 419-660-2117, Ext 6491

The Caring and Sharing Cancer Support Group.  Please call 419-660-2637 for dates and times.

The Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet at 3:30pm Tuesday, July 25th For more information call 419-660-2117 Ext. 3112

The Stroke Support Group will meet at 2pm Thursday, July 27th.  For more information call 419-660-2700

 

 Imagine Norwalk 2017

The Norwalk Arts Council situated in Norwalk’s Historic District brings you art by leading the Imagine Norwalk this year.  Eight dates are planned to showcase the arts in Norwalk’s Historic Business District.  This year’s Imagine Norwalk will present a variation of the arts such as live music, painting, sculpting, dancing, foods and shopping.  Shop local and support the Norwalk Historic District while socializing with a neighbor, an old friend or fellow community member.  Come and help bring the song of our community alive.

If you would like to participate in Imagine Norwalk, contact the Norwalk Art Council by email norwalkaac@gmail.com  or call 419-921-6790.

Imagine Norwalk Dates:  July- 7th & 21st   August- 4th & 18th   September- 15th   October- 27th

 Milan Public Library presents MOVING PICTURES: A Film Series

The Milan Public Library invites community film lovers to Moving Pictures, a film series featuring thematically challenging narrative and documentary films on select Monday nights  ( July 10, July 24, & July 31) this summer, starting at 5:30pm, in the Milan community room. These films are FREE and open to the public.

Seed extinction and the plight of seed keepers.  (Seed: The Untold Story, July 10), The end of anti-miscegenation laws (Loving, July 24), and The struggle for universal education for women around the globe (Girl Rising, July 31)

Find descriptions of all four films, along with trailers and specific showtime information, on the library website’s Moving Pictures page: http://bit.ly/mbldmovingpictures

 Childbirth Education Classes at Fisher-Titus Medical Center.  Every Thursday July 20-August 3 6:30pm – 9pm at 272 Benedict Avenue, Norwalk,OH

Expectant parents can prepare for the birth and care of their newborns during this informative childbirth education class at FTMC.  The class covers topics such as: signs and stages of labor, breastfeeding vs. bottle feeding, car seat safety, and basic newborn care.  Pre-payment is required.  For more information and to register, call Fisher-Titus Medical Center 419-660-2646

 Norwalk Park and Recreations-  Pickleball on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:30-11:30am

Try something new this month. Pickleball court time at the Ernsthausen Recreation Center.  Cost is FREE for members and $30 for a 10 visit punch card for all others.   Join in on the fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.  This paddle sport is for all ages and skill levels.  The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn.

 Erie Metro Parks- Get Fit Club Yoga Every Tuesday in August from 6-7pm at Osborn Metro Park, Frost Center Deck,3910 Perkins Ave. Huron

Join Yoga instructor Shannon Thomas for Open Way Yoga for an eclectic class incorporating flow between poses, traditional hatha, and yin style yoga with synchronized breath and movement.  This is an all-level class. Variations will be offered for beginners and advanced students.  This class will be held outside. In case of bad weather, class will be in the Erie Room.

 
 
JULY
17th- 21st Mon. – Fri

 Fisher-Titus Medical Center Dance and Performance Camp 10:30 – Noon daily

Dance and Performance Camp is a week-long dance camp culminating with a recital featured at “Ask Evening at the Arts” Children will learn themed, structured dance routines that are fun and educational.  This program is designed for children ages 5-10 with Autism spectrum disorders,  Down syndrome, sensory disorders, developmental, and neurological disorders.

Registration is required and fees apply.  Call Lindsey Esker at 419-663-1975 Ext. 3040 for more information.

18th Tues

Erie MetroParks- Get Fit Club  Tai Chi 6-7pm

Join Dana Mickens for this gentle form of exercise that can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance.  This class will be taught outside, unless there is bad weather and we will move inside.  Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron

18th Tues.

 Milan Public Library- Disney on the BIG Screen: The Emperor’s New Groove [G]

Revisit fan-favorites from Disney’s Renaissance and post-Renaissance and post-Renaissance Era animated films.  See them on the big screen, and introduce them to the little ones in your family! Watch kids fall in love with unforgettable characters like Genie and listen to the moving music that made these all so much more than your average “cartoons.” This week features The Emperor’s New Groove.

19th Weds

 Wakeman Park and Recreation Committee and  Wakeman Friends of the Library Present Wakeman’s own Emily Keener 6-7:30pm

Wakeman songstress and The Voice finalist Emily Keener will perf0rm at the Wakeman Community Park.  Light refreshments will be served.  This performance is part of the Village of Wakeman’s summer concert series.

19th Weds

Erie MetroPark Hikers- 10:30 – 11:30am

Let’s go hike the trails and enjoy the summer air.  There is always a chance to see local wildlife along the way.  Huron River Path MetroPark  1805 River Rd, Huron

19th Weds

 Milan Public Library- 

3:00- 4:00pm Kids in the Kitchen:  Homemade Potato Chips – Registration Required Ages 5-12

Stop by the library for this hands on cooking program and learn how to make some tasty and easy snacks.

6:30 – 7:30pm Adult Book Club: The Lost Wife

Time to come in from the heat and kick back with a good book.  This month, join us for our discussion about Alyson Richman’s The Lost Wife.  Books are available at the front desk.  No registration is necessary, and all are welcome

 

20th Thurs

 Fisher-Titus Medical Center  at 272 Benedict Avenue, Norwalk

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Offered at Fisher-Titus 8am – 4pm

This is a Renewal class for healthcare professionals. Participants must have a CPR card. Pre-Payment is required.  To register or for more information call 419-660-2646

 

“Treatment Options for Patients with Kidney Failure”   1-3pm

Kidney disease does not go away. Instead, it usually gets worse over time and eventually can turn into kidney failure. The good news is there are treatment options available for patients with kidney failure.

Kristi Schultz, a registered nurse from Fresenius Kidney Care Mansfield, will present “Treatment Options for Patients with Kidney Failure”   Registration is required.

Call 419-775-1731 to register or for more information

20th Thurs.

 Berlin Public Library 

3:00 -4:00pm  Kids in the Kitchen:  Homemade Potato Chips – Registration Required

Stop by the library for this hands on cooking program and learn how to make some tasty and easy snacks.

6:30 – 7:30pm Adult Book Club: The Lost Wife

Time to come in from the heat and kick back with a good book.  This month, join us for our discussion about Alyson Richman’s The Lost Wife.  Books are available at the front desk.  No registration is necessary, and all are welcome

20th Thurs

Erie MetroPark- Boomers Archery 6 – 8pm  Ages 50+ Registration Required Limit 10

Time to dust off those archery skills you learned as a kid. If you’ve never shot a bow and arrow before that’s ok too. Bill teaches this class for beginners and experienced archers.  Osborne MetroPark, Frost Center deck 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron

21st & 22nd Fri. & Sat.

Norwalk Public Library-   Friends of the Library Book Sale Fri. 9am-4pm Sat. 9am-1pm

The book sale will be outside the library (weather permitting).  Friends of the Library members are invited to  a preview day on Thursday from 4-6pm.

21st Fri

 Erie MetroParks Boomers Kayak Paddle 1 -3pm  Ages 50+ Limit 12 registration Required

Come and enjoy the East Sandusky Bay in a kayak with Bill our Kayak instructor.  No Flip Flops please.   Those with their own paddle craft are welcome to join us.   East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Eagle Point, 3819 Cleveland Rd. Sandusky.  Meet at the canoe launch.

21st Fri

Fisher-Titus Medical Center Basic Life Support CPR Training Class 1 – 5pm

Pre-Payment is required.  To register or for more information, call the hospital at 419-660-2646

21st Fri.

Norwalk Public Library- End of Summer Reading Party 2pm All Ages

You did it! Celebrate the end of a great Summer with snacks, games and live local music with Great Grandpa Beebe.

21st Fri

Milan Public Library-  Mad Science: Fire and Ice Special Event 2:00 – 2:45pm

Explore concepts of matter and pressure at this highly interactive program.  Kids will have the chance to defy gravity with columns of air and experience a series of really “cool”  (get it?) dry ice experiments- including shivering quarters, giant burps, bubbling potions, and more.

 

22nd Sat.

 Mickey Mart Sunshine Foundation is hosting a benefit for Troy Scott of Milan from 4:00pm – 8:00pm at the Sandusky Eagles Aerie #444 on Perkins Ave. Sandusky, OH 

There will be a taco bar, door prizes, 50/50 raffles, other contests and it is all to support a great cause.   For tickets please call Mary at 440-965-4300

Troy Scott recently had a double lung transplant after suffering from Hard Metal Lung Pneumoconiosis that was caused by poor working conditions at his employer.  He has been unable to work and his wife is the sole provider for their family.  The benefit will be helping the family recover financially and is sponsored by Mickey Mart Sunshine Foundation.

22nd Sat

 The GATHERING Of Community for Prayer…Hope…Healing!  10am – 7pm Washington Park in Downtown Sandusky

Churches, Community & Law Enforcement Coming Together to MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

This year’s music by Christian choirs, Praise & Worship Teams, Gospel Singers, Rap, Hip Hop, Rock n Roll, Drama & Dance.  Come join Pastors as they share the word and former addicts give their testimonials of what God has done in their lives.

  • Information on how to get help with addiction
  • Blessings Tables (Free Gifts)
  • Food Vendors
  • Fun for Children thru Adults

Prayer from 10am – 12pm  followed by Music from 12pm – 7pm

For more information & flyers http://www.thegatheringcommunity.org

22nd Sat.

 Mayhem at Main Street Beach 12pm – 9pm

A FREE community event brought to you by the Vermillion Chamber of Commerce with live entertainment on the Boardwalk,  a Beverage Cabana (Beer, Wine, Water & Pop), Cornhole tournament (Cash Prizes) Cook-out with Susie’s Café and the Vermilion Lion’s Club, Vermilion YMCA Water Safety Demos & Face painting, Vermilion Salvation Army with their kettle and a surprise visit from Santa (Of course he is vacationing in Vermilion that weekend)

Full event details call 440-967-4477 or visit http://vermilionchamber.net/mayhem-at-main-street-beach/

22nd Sat.

 Christian Singles Fellowship The Power Team 7pm at Beulah Beach

6101 W Lake Rd. Vermilion Freewill offering AG Pizza House Huron

 22nd Sat.

 

Amvets Post 17 and Sons of Amvets Post 17 are holding a Reverse Raffle

Located at the Erie County Fairgrounds, Building #1 Sandusky, OH.  Doors open at 6pm and Dinner will be served at 6:30pm.   Tickets are $100 Donation.   Ticket includes 2 Dinners, Beer and Wash Provided.  Admission is by Ticket Only. No one under 21 will be admitted. Half of proceeds will be donated to American Freedom Lodge for Disabled Veterans.

Grand Prize- $8,000   2nd- $1,000     3rd- $500     4th- $300      5th- $200

For more information call Nick Sarr- 419-656-0954  OR  Eric Scherer- 419-366-3856

22nd Sat

 Fisher Titus Medical Center Sibling Education Class  10 – 11:30am

Children can learn about life with a new brother or sister at a Sibling Education program.  In addition to teaching children about the impact a newborn has on family life, the class also teaches brothers and sisters basic new born care.

Pre-payment is required.   To register or more information call 419-660-2646

22nd Sat.

The Vermilion Fire Company is having a Pancake Breakfast from 8:30am until 1pm at station #1, Ohio Street in Vermilion.  Cost is a donation and the breakfast features pancakes, sausage, orange juice, coffee and milk.

 

 22nd Sat.

Willard Enrichment Center- County Wide SHOP HOP Poker Run 10am – 4pm

All Vehicles  &  All Ages Welcome.  1 County –  8 Cities – 7 Cards   Also 50/50 and Auction

$20 Registration for Adults     $10 Under 18 (Entered in Drawing)    $15 Early Registration

Lunch 1pm – 4pm will be included with Registration.   Start and End at the Willard Enrichment Center. For more information and to register call 419-933-4701

 

23rd Sun.

 Edison Memorial United Methodist Church Ice Cream Social 3-5pm

Free Ice Cream Social and open to the public.  The event will be outside on the Church St. lawn.

23rd Sun.

 St. Paul Lutheran Church is hosting Welcome Table Free Meal 

Everyone is welcome and it is handicap accessible. The meal will be served from 12:00pm Noon until 1:30pm at 2211 Mill St. Sandusky.  For more information call 419-625-6800

24th Mon

Fisher-Titus Medical Center Basic Life Support CPR Training Class 4 – 8pm

Pre-Payment is required.  To register or for more information, call the hospital at 419-660-2646

24th Mon

Berlin Public Library- Leading on the BIG Screen:  Dead Poets Society 12-2pm [PG]

Going along with the theme of building a better world, this summer’s movie screenings will showcase displays of leadership.  This week features Dead Poets Society, a movie about an inspiring teacher, breaking boundaries and encouraging his students to reach for their dreams.  Sit back, relax and enjoy this inspiring story.   Suggested for Teens

 

24th Mon

 Milan Public Library

10:00- 11:00am  Milan’s Morning Moment: Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

End your July on a positive note, and join us at our morning book discussion group.  Copies of Dinner at Homesick Restaurant by author Anne Tyler are available at the circulation desk.  All are welcome at this book club where muffins and coffee go hand-in-hand with great conversation.

11:00am- 12:00pm Google It: What Are All These Apps?

“Google It” is a series of classes exploring the ins-and-out of a number of Google’s free software programs.  This session will feature an overview of some of Google’s most popular apps and their uses.

5:30 – 7:30pm  Moving Pictures:  Loving [PG-13]

“Moving Pictures” is this summer’s film series featuring emotionally evocative films that touch on often times challenging themes.  Loving chronicles the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court’s historic 1967 decision.

24th Mon

 Erie MetroParks-  Walk It Out at NOMS Fitness Center 6:30 -7:30pm

We are going to beat the heat and enjoy a walk around the indoor track. Water and snacks will be provided. Meet outside the Fitness Center, NOMS, 2500 W. Strub Rd. Sandusky

24th – 26th Mon. – Weds

 Erie MetroParks-  Sandusky Greenhouse Camp- In Your Own Backyard 12:30 – 2:30pm

Brought to you by popular demand, this camp is held in collaboration with the Sandusky Greenhouse, Sandusky Recreation Department, Erie MetroParks and Master Gardeners of Erie County.  Your child will learn about plants native to his or her own “backyard”.  Campers will create a mini garden, take a field trip to Washington Park, and tour the Sandusky Greenhouse. Snacks every day  Grades 2-5.  Registration Required. Contact the Sandusky Recreation Dept at 419-627-5886.  Class size limit minimum 5, maximum 15.   Sandusky Greenhouse 601 Franklin St, Sandusky  Cost:  Resident $10.00, Non-resident $15.00

25th Tues

Berlin Public Library- Two Scoops of Fun: Ice Cream Social 6:00-7:00pm

There’s nothing better on a sizzling hot day than an ice cold treat shared with friends and family.  Come celebrate Hot Fudge Sundae day with us at our all-ages ice cream social.  Ice Cream and Toppings provided.

25th Tues

Erie MetroParks- Get Fit Club  Tai Chi 6-7pm

Join Dana Mickens for this gentle form of exercise that can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance.  This class will be taught outside, unless there is bad weather and we will move inside.  Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron

25th Tues

Northern Ohio Family Practice  “Christmas in July” Open House  located at 257 Benedict Ave Bldg. C Ste 1 Norwalk, OH

The office will be open to the public from 6-8pm.  Physicians and staff members will be there to meet and greet.  They will also give tours of the office.

As we all know Christmas is about giving,  so there will be a Silent Auction with all proceeds going to Norwalk United.  The proceeds will help to furnish much needed items for children as they prepare to go back to school in the Fall of 2017.  The purchase of book bags, school supplies, socks, coats, etc…. will make a difference in a child’s life and impact their start of their school year.

If you would like to donate items (no item is too big or small) to be auctioned off or have any further questions,  call Tina Brown, CMA at (419) 668-1101

 

25th Tues

 2:00-4:00pm Disney on the Big Screen: Tarzan, [G]

Revisit fan-favorites from Disney’s Renaissance and post-Renaissance and post-Renaissance Era animated films.  See them on the big screen, and introduce them to the little ones in your family! Watch kids fall in love with unforgettable characters like Genie and listen to the moving music that made these all so much more than your average “cartoons.”  Popcorn and refreshments will be served.

 

26th Weds

 Erie MetroParks-

10:30 – 11:30am MetroPark Hikers     Take a walk along the Huron River and see the gorgeous, large Sycamore Trees.  The Coupling MetroPark, 11618 SR 13, Milan

1 – 2pm Wild Things- American Bald Eagles    Welcome to a new series of programs called Wild Things.  This month learn about the American Bald Eagle.  We will go on a walk and stop at the overlook to see how many Eagles we can spot.  We will also do other fun activities to learn about the Bald Eagle.  Ages 6-12.  Registration Required Limit 15 with accompanying adult.  East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Eagle Point, 3819 Cleveland Rd, Sandusky.

6 – 7pm  Just About Horses and Donkeys    Increase your horse/donkey knowledge and get hands on experience with them. Learn about health, safety, grooming and more. Participants will get to interact with and brush a horse.  Ages 8+ (Adults Too)  Preregistration Required by July 25th.  Limit 8.  Please wear closed toed shoes.  The Barnyard, 3819 Perkins Ave, Huron

27th Thurs

Berlin Public Library- Perler Palooza 3:00 – 4:00pm

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

27th Thurs

Erie MetroParks Watercolor for Beginners-  Butterflies Are Free  10 – 11:30am Registration Required.  Limit 7  Ages 18+

Learn basic watercolor painting techniques with Stephanie Kramer as you paint a beautiful butterfly.  Cookies and lemonade provided  Osborn MetroPark , Frost Center, Firelands Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.

27th Thurs

 Erie County Senior Center Ice Cream Social 4 – 7pm

$6.00 Includes:  Hot Dog or Coney Dog, Chips, Beverage and Ice Cream Sundae or Banana Split

Sponsored by the Senior Center Auxiliary

28th Fri

Fisher Titus Medical Center at 272 Benedict Avenue, Norwalk

Community Blood Screening    7 – 9am in the Hospital Auditorium

Available Screenings Include:

  • Blood Analysis, $45 ( Includes Complete Blood Count (with differential), Basic Metabolic Panel, Lipid Panel, Hepatic Profile
  • Lipid Profile and Fasting Glucose, $15 (Includes Total Cholesterol, Fasting Glucose, HDL, LDL, and Triglycerides)
  • A1C Blood Screening, $20
  • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) $25
  • Thyroid Test (TSH) $20
  • Colon-Rectal Home Screening Kit $4
  • Home Needle Disposal BD Clipper $2

12 Hour fasting is required for the Blood Analysis and Lipid Profile/Fasting Glucose.  Space is limited and registration is required.  Registration begins June 27th and is available until July 26th until appointments are filled.  To register or more information call 419-660-2646

 

 American Red Cross Blood Drive 12 – 5pm in the Hospital Auditorium at 272 Benedict Avenue, Norwalk

In an effort to help get donors through the process of giving blood faster, appointments can be made by going to http://www.redcrossblood.org Donors are required to bring a list of medications they are currently taking and an I.D.

 

28th & 29th Fri. & Sat.

Shiloh-Cass-Bloominggrove Firefighters Association Inc.  is hosting it’s 51st Annual Fireman’s Ox Roast at Shiloh State Rte 603

8500 lbs of Beef   Bulk sales of meat, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Cake, and Pie at the Fire Station on Delaware St.   Other vendors and Kiddie Rides will be available.

Friday at 6:30pm Garden Tractor Pull       Saturday at 11am Pedal Tractor Pull Ages  3 – 8

LIVE MUSIC ALL SHOWS ARE FREE–   Friday Devault Ridge  8 – 11pm

Saturday Gospel- Small Town Singers 4-6pm   and  Blue Moonshine 8-11pm

Saturday there will be a parade beginning at 7pm

For more information call Jeff Burrer 419-545-0073 or Paul Brown 419-571-4071

 

28th Fri

 Milan Public Library- American Red Cross Blood Drive 11:00am – 3:00pm

The need is constant.  The gratification is instant.  Give Blood.   Please stop by the library to donate blood anytime between 11am and 3pm.  For more information about donating blood, call 1-800-589-2286

28th Fri.

 Erie MetroPark-

Enchanted Story Time  10:30 – 11:30am   Registration Required Limit 10     Join Miss Melissa for an interactive story time.  We will read a story, make a craft, and play some games. All Ages with an accompanying adult.  East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, The Enchanted Cottage, 4011 Cleveland Rd, Huron

Campfire Cooking 5 -7pm    Registration Required Limit 15      Join Cheryl and Melissa for dinner around a campfire.  We will be making crescent roll wrapped hot dogs and s’mores.  Bring a camp chair or borrow one of ours.   Edison Woods MetroPark, 8111 Smokey Rd, Berlin Heights.

28th Fri.

 Christian Single Fellowship Bike & Bible Night 6:15pm

Sloppy Joe Sandwiches for $3. Please bring salad/dessert and pop. at Karson’s Home Berlin Rd. Huron

28th Fri.

 Norwalk Park & Recreation-   7th Annual Texas Shoot Out ALL Nighter Adult Softball Tournament 

Deadline to enter is July 26th at 10am    $100 Entry Fee + $10 per game umpire fee,

GSL “D & E” teams only.  Three game guarantee.  Make Checks payable to “City of Norwalk”

To enter contact Joe at 419-663-6775 Ext. 1022 For more information on the rules and home run derby go to http://www.norwalkrec.com

29th & 30th Sat. & Sun.

 Norwalk Bicentennial Pedal Tour Check-in begins at 7:00 am.

You choose your distance or ride the full 200K along the Northcoast Inland Trail in celebration of Norwalk’s Bicentennial Celebration.  Base station/check-in will be at Lion’s Park, 99 Gallup Ave, Norwalk.  Cost is $40 (full distance riders) and $10 per day (mediocre/beginner riders) More information and forms can be found at the Ernsthausen Recreation Center front desk.  For questions, contact Niki Cross at 419-663-6775 x 1026

29th Sat.

 Summer Jam at Huron Boat Basin starting at 5pm

Great music by A Tandem Blue, Chew Dat Frawg, and Matt Goodrich.  There will be food, beverages for sale and giveaways all night.

29th Sat

 Milan Public Library-   Take Note!  Uncommon Musical Instruments 10:00-11:30am

For Uncommon Musical Instrument Awareness Day, we’re inviting guest to the library to show off instruments you might not see everyday- like the hammered dulcimer, aerophone, and more.

30th Sun

Margaretta Firefighters Association Chicken BBQ 11 am at Margaretta Fire Dept

Please come join us to enjoy a wonderful home cooked meal prepared and served by you local Firefighters.  Meal will include a half chicken, baked beans, homemade potato salad, dinner roll and drink. You may dine-in or carry-out.

Adults- $9     Children-  $5     Chicken Only $6

Thank you for your continued support

31st Mon.

 Erie MetroParks-  Walk It Out  At The Commons of Providence  

When you walk your breathing rate increases which causes oxygen to travel faster throughout your bloodstream.  This helps to eliminate waste products and improves your ability to heal.  Join us for a walk around the pond.  Water and snacks will be provided.  The Commons of Providence, 5000 Providence Dr, Sandusky.

31st Mon

 Milan Public Library- 

1:00-3:00pm     HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARRY POTTER!   

Join us in celebrating Harry’s birthday in typical wizard fashion!  A fun day of activities will include trivia, a photobooth, the ultimate Horcrux Hunt, and more.  Wizard snacks and beverages served.  Ages 11-18

Moving Pictures:  Girl Rising [PG-13]

Moving Pictures is this summer’s film documentary series featuring, emotionally evocative movies that touch on oftentimes challenging themes.  Girl Rising follows 9 girls from Haiti, Nepal, Ethiopia India, Egypt, Peru, Cambodia, Sierra Leone, and Afghanistan on their journey to education.

 
AUGUST
2nd Weds  MetroPark Hikers 10:30 – 11:30 Discover the trails of your MetroPark! Hike with a guide and look for local wildlife. East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Enchanted Cottage, 4011 Cleveland Rd, Huron
4th Fri.

Erie MetroPark Mothy Night 6:30 – 8:30

Search for caterpillars and moths with Cheryl and Melissa! We will try to catch moths on sheets for easy viewing and look for caterpillars by flashlight.  Edison Woods MetroPark, Rte. 61, Berlin Heights

5th & 6th Sat. & Sun.

 57th Annual St. Joseph Festival Monroeville

Saturday -Adult’s Night Out 6-11pm  

  • Live music by Joe Pfeiffer,
  • Burgers, Brats, Fries Ice Cold Beverages,
  • 7:30pm Amateur Euchre Tournament (Registration 6-7:15pm) $10 Buy in with 50% split payback between winners

Sunday Family Festival  11am – 9pm

  • B & B Chicken Dinners or BBQ Dinners served 11am – 7pm
  • Music by Carlye Smith 4-7pm
  • Kids Tractor Pull at 4pm (Registration at 3:30)
  • Reverse raffle for $12,500 Drawing begins at 6pm, winner need not be present to win
  • Silent Auction
  • Games of Chance
  • Quilt Raffle
  • Bingo
  • Face Painting & Kids Games
  • Ice Cream, Lemonade & Cotton Candy

 

5th Sat.

 Erie MetroPark

 9am – 11am Morning Paddle Registration Required

Join kayak instructor, Bill for a morning paddle on the East Sandusky Bay. No Flip Flops please.  Ages 12+ Limit 12 people Those with their own paddle craft are welcome to join us. East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Eagle Point, 3819 Cleveland Rd, Sandusky  Meet at the Canoe Launch

5:30pm – 6:30pm  Monarch Egg Hunt Registration Required

Join Melissa as she shares her love of Monarch Butterflies with you.  We will learn about the Monarch’s life cycle and then go in search of eggs to raise in the nature center. Limit 20  Osborn MetroPark Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave Huron

5th Sat.

 11th Annual Maple City Triathlon/Duathlon 8AM at Veterans Memorial Lake Park presented by Norwalk Park and Recreation Dept. 

This is a great race for the first time triathlete & duathletes, as it is set in a non-competitive environment.  The triathlon event will consist of an 800- yard swim, 16-mile bike, 3.1 mile run.  Individuals as well as teams may compete.  The registration deadline is August 2nd.  VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!!! For more information, or to volunteer, contact Niki at 419-663-6775 Ext. 1026 or email ncross@norwalkoh.com

5th Sat.

 Four County Recovery Rally 3pm – 7pm at Bellevue Central Park 215 North Street

Local recovery groups and resources will be there; Inspirational speakers; and  live music from Kevin Obermyer, Dylan Natole, & Great Grandpa Beebe

Bone Boys BBQ, other Local vendors, activities for the kids. and more.  All donations and proceeds will go to aid local recovery efforts through Four County Recovery.   All ages and everyone is welcome.

6th Sun.

 Erie MetroPark – Intro to Kayaking 1-7pm 

Meet our kayak instructor, Bill for a level one class.  This class will cover learning to paddle and kayak safety. Bill will teach you boating regulations for kayaking, paddling strokes, self and assisted rescues, kayak carries, and hauling your kayak.  Dress to get wet! To finish this class you must do a set exit. No flip flops please Ages 12+ Limit 6 Those with their own paddle craft are welcome to attend. The Coupling MetroPark, 11618 SR 13, Milan

7th Mon.

 Erie MetroPark- Walk It Out With A Police Officer 6:30pm – 7:30pm

A Perkins Police Officer will be joining us for a walk and talk.  Water and snacks will be provided.  Strickfaden Park, 318 Bell Ave, Sandusky

8th – 10th Tues. – Thurs.

Norwalk Parks and Recreations Summer Camp  9:00am -12:00pm

CATCH kids club- Health & Wellness.  For Grades 2 – 4 Register until August 4th  Fees are $30/ $20 per additional sibling.  More information can be found online at http://www.norwalkrec.com

8th Tues

 Erie MetroPark-  Full Moon Canoe Paddle 8:30 – 11pm Registration Required

Come and meet Bill for a full moon paddle on the Huron River Ages 12+ Limit 24 Those with their own craft are welcome to attend. The Coupling MetroPark, 11618 SR 13, Milan

9th Weds

 Erie MetroPark

Hikers 10:30-11:30am Walk with a guide and get familiar with your MetroParks.  Edison Woods MetroPark, 8111 Smokey Rd, Berlin Heights

Just About Horses and Donkeys 6-7pm  Increase your horse/donkey knowledge and get hands on experience with them.  Learn about health, safety, grooming and more. Participants will get to interact with and brush a horse.  Ages 8+ (adults too) Pre-registration required by August 8th   Limit 8 PLEASE wear closed toed shoes.  The Barnyard 3819 Perkins Ave, Huron

11th Fri.

 Erie MetroPark-  Adventure Tots- 10:30 – 11am  Registration Required

Let’s go on an adventure with Miss Melissa.  We will read a story as we make our way along a nature trail. We will stop and discover any animal or plants we see along the way.  Ages 0-6 with an accompanying adult.  Limit 10 Edison Woods MetroPark, 10186 Rt. 61 Berlin Heights

12th Sat.

The Milan Museum presents Imagination Station- Energy Festival 12-4pm

FREE for Grades Pre K – 10  Students explore energy options and draw conclusions about how we can best meet our energy needs. Complete circuits, see how heat transfers and hunt down clues to discover the differences between renewable and non-renewable resources.

Located at Milan Museum Courtyard 10 N. Edison Dr, Milan, OH

12th Sat.

 Erie MetroPark-

Train Rides 1-3pm  Erie Metro Live Steamers will have miniature steam-powered engines available to pull passengers through the park. Fun for all.  All rides are weather dependent. East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Eagle Point, 3819 Cleveland Rd. Sandusky.

Perseid Meteor Shower Watch 9-11am  The Perseid meteor shower is at its peak.  Do you need a great place to watch the show? Join us and discover the stars through our telescope! Please bring a chair.  Castalia Quarry MetroPark, 8404 SR 101, Castalia.

14th Mon.

 Erie MetroPark- 

10:30 – 11:30am  Park P.A.L.S (Preschoolers Actively Learning Science) – What’s Wild   Registration Required   

How do you know if an animal is wild or domestic?  Where do they get their food? Where do they get their water?  Join Miss Melissa and read a story, make a craft, and go for a walk.  Ages 3-6 with any accompanying adult.  Limit 15 Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron

6:30 – 7:30pm  Walk It Out- With A Naturalist

Join a Naturalist from Erie MetroParks on a walk through the shady woods. Learn how to identify trees that reside there.  Water and snack will be provided.  Hoffman Forest MetroPark, 5313 Huff Rd, Berlin Heights

 

16th Weds

  Erie MetroPark

Hikers 10:30-11:30am Walk with a guide and get familiar with your MetroParks.  Milan Towpath MetroPark, 99 N. Main St. Milan

Just About Horses and Donkeys 6-7pm Increase your horse/donkey knowledge and get hands on experience with them.  Learn about health, safety, grooming and more. Participants will get to interact with and brush a horse.  Ages 8+ (adults too) Pre-registration required by August 8th   Limit 8 PLEASE wear closed toed shoes.  The Barnyard 3819 Perkins Ave, Huron

17th Thurs.

 Art in the Park- Kids Class- Crazy Acrylic Painting 6-8pm Registration Required

Paint your canvas your favorite colors, drip dish soap onto the canvas, Paint the painting, then hose it off with a water hose and see what happens.  Ages 6 – 12. Limit 20 with accompanying adult. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron

19th Sat

 Erie MetroPark-Registration Required for all 3 events

Archery Club 9-11am  This program is for those have finished our archery basics program.  Ages 7+  Limit 10 Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron

Archery Basics 1-3pm &  3:30 – 5:30pm  Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow with Bill.  This is a program for all levels of archery experience.  Ages 7+ Limit 10 Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron

 

21st Mon

 Erie MetroPark- Walk It Out- At Sandusky Mall 6:30 – 7:30pm

Let’s beat the heat and enjoy some window shopping with a walk through the mall.  Drinks and snacks will be provided. Meet at the Charming Charlie mall entrance, 4314 Milan Rd, Sandusky

23rd Weds

Erie MetroParks

10:30 – 11:30am  MetroPark Hikers-    Get some fresh air and walk the trails of your MetroParks.  There is always something new to learn on this guided walk.  Hoffman Forest MetroPark, 5159 Huff Rd, Berlin Heights

4-5pm  Wild Things- Monarch Butterflies- This month, learn everything about the Monarch Butterfly.  We will go on a walk and look for Monarch eggs and record special data to help scientists better understand this beautiful creature.  Ages 6-12 Registration Required Limit 15 with accompanying adult.  East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Enchanted Cottage, 4011 Cleveland Rd, Huron 

24th Thurs

 Erie MetroParks Boomers Archery 6 – 8pm Registration Required Ages 50+

Time to dust off archery skills you learned as a kid.   If you’ve never shot a bow and arrow before that’s ok too.  Bill teaches this class for beginners and experienced archers.  Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center Deck, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron

 25th Fri

 Erie MetroParks Registration Required for Both Events9am – 11am Morning Paddle   Join kayak instructor, Bill for a morning paddle on the East Sandusky Bay. No Flip Flops please.  Ages 12+ Limit 12 people Those with their own paddle craft are welcome to join us. East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Eagle Point, 3819 Cleveland Rd, Sandusky  Meet at the Canoe Launch

10:30 – 11:30 Enchanted Story Time  Join Miss Melissa for an interactive story time. We will read a story, make a craft, and play some games.  Limit 10 All ages with accompanying adult.  East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, The Enchanted Cottage, 4011 Cleveland Rd, Huron.