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The Chronicle-Telegram in partnership with the Salvation Army have teamed up with one goal in mind:   To Make Sure No Child feels Forgotten on Christmas Morning.

The Chronicle-Telegram started the outreach effort in 1958.

This year’s aim is to collect 8,000 toys for children in Lorain County.

The deadline for donations is Dec. 14, which allows the Salvation Army to sort and distribute the new toys.    Toys, clothes, food and cash donations may be dropped off 8am to 5pm weekdays start 11/19/18 in the lobby of The Chronicle-Telegram building located at 225 East Ave in Elyria.

A special donation day will be 9am to 2pm on Dec. 8, also in the lobby of The Chronicle

Blanket for Babies-  

Items will be donated to Pediatric Office PEDS on Wheels.  167 E. Washington St. Sandusky, OH

For donations drop-off please email StephanieBurkHart61@Yahoo.com

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
The collaborative of the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Erie and Ottawa Counties, Erie County Health Department/Erie County Community Health Center, Ottawa County Health Department, Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services, Bayshore Counseling Services and LCADA Way want to remind community members that help for opioid addiction is a phone call away.  By dialing 1-800-826-1306, those who are addicted to opioids (i.e. pain pills and/or illegal drugs), those who have been overprescribed opioids or those who have been misusing the drugs can find support.There is no shame, no guilt, only assistance.  Some people may realize their addiction, but others may not even be aware that they have an addiction.  Either way, we are urging individuals and/or family members in Erie and Ottawa Counties to call 1-800-826-1306 and be connected to treatment and intervention. To speak to a crisis counselor anonymously text 4Hope to 741741.
Vermilion Chamber’s 5th Annual Christmas Tree Lot at Tiffany’s at the Courtyard

Nov. 23rd thru Dec 23rd   

Noon – 5pm Sunday

8:30a -5:30pm Monday – Saturday    

Fresh-cut trees will be delivered Thanksgiving week to sell. Proceeds to be donated by the Vermilion Chamber to a local charity.

Scotch Pine         Fraser Fir         Fraser Fir Wreaths      Fraser Fir Crosses

All Sizes    from 5 – 9 feet

There will also be a NEW Sock Drive  (ALL sizes needed to assist the Vermilion Salvation Army) and a food drive for the Vermilion Salvation Army.

$1 off each for each non-perishable food item or new pair of socks ( up to $5.00 off)

For more information call 440-967-4477 or email vermilionchamber1@gmail.com

Downtown Sandusky Santa Claus and Cookie House Hours 2018

5:00 – 8:00pm on the following dates

Fri, Sat, Sun         November 23, 24, 25

Fri, Sat, Sun         November 30, December 1, 2

Fri, Sat, Sun         December 7, 8, 9

Fri, Sat, Sun         December 14, 15, 16

Fri & Sat Only      December 21, 22

Norwalk Area United Fund-  Kicks off of the Dine Out for the FUNd of it.

It’s that time again!  Support the United Fund and local restaurants at the same time.   A portion of the days sales will go towards the 2019  Community Campaign.

  • September 26th – Cameo At the Creek
  • October 3rd – Bluto’s
  • October 10th – East of Chicago Pizza, Norwalk
  • October 17th -Main Street Cafe, 7AM – 4PM
  • October 24th – Norwalk Eagles, 11AM – 2PM, 5PM – 8PM
  • October 31st – Wakeman Elevator, 11:30AM – 9PM
  • November 7th – Freight House
  • November 14th – Marco’s Pizza
  • November 21st – Happy Thanksgiving!
  • November 28th – Brew Pot Cafe, 11:30AM – 8PM
  • December 5th – Peans, 4PM
  • December 12th – Sidelines
  • December 19th – Jimmy’s Backyard BBQ
Insurance Services 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive  October 29th through November 20th

Bring your Non-Perishable Food items to either the Norwalk or Sandusky office.  You will receive one ticket for each item you donate.  The tickets will go into a drawing to win a $50 gift card.

Donations will be donated to The Salvation Army in Norwalk and the Victory Kitchen in Sandusky.

Sandusky Location-  816 E Strub Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870

Norwalk Location-   27 E Main St, Norwalk, OH 44857

WAMA- Secret Santa Program 

Over 10 years ago, a Secret Santa program was started for Willard Middle School students who were not going to have a joyous or merry Christmas.  Through the years, the program has grown and now helps students in grades 6-12.  Last year alone, the program was able to help 76 students have a joyous Christmas by providing them with Christmas presents.  This year the Willard Area Ministerial Association (WAMA) is sponsoring the Secret Santa Program.

As the needs of children grow, the program needs help from people like you to make the Secret Santa Program touch as many lives as possible.   Any help is greatly appreciated!  The need is ever growing.

Monetary gifts can be sent to :   WAMA- Secret Santa Program
c/o  Kevin Garrett
514 Euclid St.
Willard, OH 44890

Make checks payable to: WAMA Secret Santa Program.

Thank you for helping the children of Willard!

Firelands Regional Medical Center “STOP the Bleed”

Firelands Regional Medical Center is offering a course titled “Stop The Bleed,” designed to train employees and volunteers how to stop bleeding in emergency situations.  Participants can learn not only how and where to apply a tourniquet, but also gets hands on practice packing and applying pressure to open wounds on a mannequin.  For more information, contact Education Specialist Marisa Munafo BSN, RN at (419) 557-7523

Lorain & West Virginia Railway’s Santa Train

November 23rd, 24th, 25th & 30th   December 1st, 7th & 8th

It’s exciting to have Santa visit the railroad again this year.  Enjoy complimentary, hot chocolate in the vintage railway station, which is decorated for the season, then board the train for a short ride and a chance to visit Santa.

On Fridays (Nov.23, Nov 30, and Dec. 7) trains will depart at 6, 7, and 8 p.m.

On Saturdays (Nov. 24, Dec. 1, and Dec. 8) trains will depart at 1, 2,3,4,6, 7 and 8 p.m.

New to 2018 will be a Sunday (Nov. 25) train.  That train will depart at 1,2,3, and 4 p.m.

·         All children under 12 receive a reindeer bell

·         Train rides will last approximately 50 minutes.

·         The train will travel about 1.5 miles north, then back up to the station where we departed from, for a  round trip of about 3 miles.

·         Adult tickets are $15

·         Children tickets are $10 (All children under 12 require a ticket)

·         Senior tickets are $10 (60 and over)

For more information and tickets, visit https://www.lwvry.org/santa-trains

Izaak Walton League 2018 Turkey Shoot 8am

EVERY SUNDAY September 2nd through November 25th

Cash and Meat Prizes       Stock Guns Only

Located on Peru West Section Line Rd.  Monroeville, OH

Norwalk Area United Fund    The Getting Ahead Experience  A commitment to your future. 

14 week workshop  10:00AM – 12:30PM on Tuesdays &  Thursdays from September 13th – December 13th.

Participants will investigate:
Realities of conditions in the community and how they impact you
Some of the “hidden rules” of the economic classes for getting ahead
Skills that give you confidence to do what it takes to get ahead
How to build resources and make connections at home and at work
Ways to deal with change and create stability in your life

In addition to the standard Modules, we asked participants what other topics they
would like to learn more about in the workshops.

These include:
Mental Health/Wellness
Parenting/Relationships
Financial literacy
Banking
Goal Setting
Education
Cooking/healthy eating
Job skills

Norwalk Firefighters IAFF Local 1199 are selling Fire Department commemorative Coins. Pictured on one side of the coin is the current fire station built in 1912 and on the other the new station which is currently under construction.  The coins are made in the U.S. and are $10 each.

Coins can be purchased at Schild’s IGA, Millers Grocery, Fireland Federal Credit Union, Sherri’s Coffee House or by stopping into the Norwalk Fire Department.

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 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.
American Legion Post #547 Monroeville-  Fish Fry every Friday from 11am – 1pm and 5:30 – 8pm.
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.
Norwalk Public Library-

Thursdays- Storytime 11:00am

Children ages 0-5 and their caretakers are welcome to come in for story time every week.  There will be stories and activities.

 Berlin Heights Public Library-

Mondays- Story Time 6-7pm (Starting Sept 10th)
Join us for stories, songs, crafts and SMART Board activities.

Tuesdays-  Teen Trivia –   3pm – 4pm 
Teens ages 11-18  are welcome at Berlin for a battle of wits! Test your knowledge of book, film, music, and other pop culture related trivia.

Milan Public Library-   

Tuesdays-  Twist & Shout 10:30am- 11:00am
Swing by the library and groove at our interactive dance party for little ones and their caretakers.

Fridays-   Story Time 10:30am – 11:30am
Join us for stories, songs, crafts and SMARTboard activities.

Sandusky Cultural Center 2018-2019 Season

October 21 – November 25  Gary Spinosa, Sculptor of Mysteries  & Jeff Yost, Painter of Atmosphere

January 13 – February 17   The Persistence of Surrealism

February 24 – March 31  You are Standing on a Prehistoric Ocean

April 28 – May 26  Two or Three:  Diptych/Tritych

All programs at Sandusky Cultural Center are free and open to the public.    Please note that the final Sunday of each exhibit, patrons are permitted to claim work they have purchased; consequently, the exhibit is open for viewing but may not be complete.

For more information, to become a member or to give a supporting contribution you can call 419-625-1188.   Business hours are 1- 4pm Sunday through Friday. You can also visit the website at http://www.SanduskyCulturalCenter.org

Wellington’s Herrick Memorial Library

Wednesdays 3:00 – 4:00pm  “Read To Putter” – Children spend 15 minutes reading a book or story to the library’s friend Putter and build their reading skills at the Herrick Memorial Library.  Putter is a registered therapy dog that absolutely adores listening to a good story. He does not mind if the child makes a reading mistake. Putter visits us on Wednesdays through the month of May.    Stop in or call the library at 440-647-2120 to save your reading spot.

City of Sandusky- NexXt Level Fit Academy  8am

Kicking off the next level of Pier Pressure.   The free workouts for the community each Saturday morning at 8am.  Start out at Schade-Mylander Plaza.

This is open to all ages, but please your furry friends at home.  Workouts will vary each week depending on fitness center and instructor assigned to each morning.  Participants must sign a waiver before joining the program.

For more information call Sandusky Recreation at 419-627-5833

Erie MetroParks- 

Mondays-  Walk It Out 5-6pm     Take a nature walk with one of our instructors at designated trails.  See website for current week’s location.

Tuesdays-  Get Fit Club 6-7pm     Zumba is not only a workout it’s a party.  Get ready to dance and have some fun with instructor Patricia Cromer. Please bring a yoga mat.  Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room 3910 Perkins Ave. Huron.

Wednesdays-  MetroPark Hikers 10:30am – 11:30am    Do you enjoy the great outdoors?  Let’s go for a hike with  our guide.

Check the website for this week’s location.

These are just a small amount of the great activities and programs Erie MetroParks offers.   For a full list of programs or events go to the website  http://www.eriemetroparks.org/programs/

Willard Enrichment Center’s   SHHHH Don’t Tell Escape Rooms 

Find the Clues         Solve the Puzzles      Escape the Room…..    IF You Can

Now open Tuesday – Friday 2 – 9pm            Saturday & Sunday  Noon – 9pm

Text the word reservation to 567-224-7464

Minimum group size 4 for $50, then $10 each extra person

Willard Enrichment Center is located at 315. E. Tiffin St. Willard, OH

Norwalk Parks and Rec

YOUTH BASKETBALL – early registration is now being accepted for children 5 years through sixth grade.  Registration is open to all students. Cost is $32 for Norwalk City residents, Norwalk City School students, or  Ernsthausen Community Center members, and $42 for out of town students.

Traveling Basketball – The Parks & Recreation Dept. will be offering a coed traveling basketball league for students in 7-9th grade. This league will be set up so that teams may compete against other local teams. Any  child who lives in Norwalk and the surrounding area are eligible to register with the Norwalk Parks &   Recreation Department. Registration forms can be found at the Ernsthausen Recreation Center, or www.norwalkrec.com. Cost is $32 for Norwalk City residents, Norwalk City School students, or Ernsthausen
Community Center members, and $42 for out of town students.

High School Basketball – The Norwalk Park and Rec. will be offering a high school basketball league to area students again this year. Students are responsible for forming their own teams. All paperwork and fees must be turned in by November 30th. Registration packets can be picked up at the Rec. center front desk or downloaded off the website. For more information contact Stacie @ 419-663-6775 x1028.

FRIDAY FUN NIGHT – will start on Friday, October 5th from 6-8:00PM. Parents drop the children 4th
-6th  grade off for a night of fun activities and contests just for students and their friends. Activities vary but may include:

Roller Skating, Kickball, Dodgeball, Swimming, Minute-to-Win it, Karaoke & Dance music, and
discussions from our Impact topics (after school program). Cost is $5.00 per student per night or Pre-paid card  $25 for 6 visits.
Registration will start Sept. 17
*ALL STUDENTS MUST BRING IN A GRADE CARD THEIR FIRST TIME FOR PROOF OF AGE
*ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVEAN EMERGENCY MEDICAL FORM COMPLETED BY PARENT/GUARDIAN
PRIOR TO ATTENDING

ADULT GROUP SWIMMING – ‘A Progression to Endurance’ is a program offering adults the opportunity to participate in swim team simulated practices with an emphasis on increasing endurance. This setting is for  those who have experience in swimming but just need a boost and motivation that a coach and fellow  swimmers can provide. Group class will be held on Tuesdays starting October 30 from 7-8:00 P.M. For more  information visit, www.norwalkrec.com.

Norwalk Area United Fund “Basket Basics Project”  

What is Basket Basics? 
This Board Lead project was designed to help those who “Fall through the cracks” It is a project to fill Baskets/Bags with personal & household items for individuals and families in need who would never ask.  We give baskets out all year including Christmas time

How are Families Identified?
Families are identified and referred to the program by our United Funded Board & Agencies, local businesses, area schools, Fisher Titus home care and others. Baskets are packed specifically for the needs of referred families.  They are then delivered by our Board Members and Volunteers.

 

Call or Bring in the following items any time of the year:

Bath-Hand Soap        Scrbby/Loofah         Shampoo     Conditioner      Deodorant       Lotion     Powder

Shaving Cream      Razors/blades       Hair Items     Toothpaste     Q-Tips      Baby Items     Laundry Soap

Cleaning Supplies     Paper Towels      Toilet Paper     Tissues     Dish Soap     Dish Towels     Oven Mitts

Sponges       Straws       Sugar-Free Gum       Greeting Cards      Tape      Gloves     Scarves      Socks

NOVEMBER

 
19th Mon Berlin Public Library-   Crochet 101    4-5pm

Join us as we continue to learn new stitches and crochet terms. It’s never to late to join us! Ages 9-12.

19th Mon Huron Public Library-  

4:30pm OR 6:30pm  Children’s Craft:  Decorative Holiday Treats. Grade K-6

7:00pm  Mystery Book Club-  Look Again by Lisa Scottoline

19th Mon Milan Library-  Throwback Night   6 – 7pm

Join us for a evening sure to bring the nostalgia. There will be plenty of snacks, games, and music from the past to jog your memory! Ages 13-18.

20th Tues Concord Care Celebrates National Peanut Butter Fudge Day  10am – 4pm

Come tour the Concord Care Center and to show thanks, receive some peanut butter fudge.

Open to the Public

Located at 620 W. Strub Rd.  Sandusky, OH

20th Tues Milan Public Library- Tabletop Takeover! Board Game Night 6 – 7:30pm

Board games have changed a lot since the days of Monopoly! Drop by the library to check out some new classics like Catan, Takenoko, or Elder Sign

21st Weds Milan Public Library-

11:00AM-12:00PM    Adopted: A Youth Roundtable Discussion with Margaret Clark

We invite international adoptees ages 12-18 to join us for an informal question and answer session with fellow adoptee Margaret Clark. In this roundtable discussion, comfortably speak with Margaret and peers about some of the unique challenges faced by international adoptees. Margaret is a senior at the College of Wooster, and was adopted from China. Refreshments will be served.

1:00PM-2:30PM  Children’s Thanksgiving Party 

Rest and relax before the big day. Watch Free Birds and make a special Thanksgiving place mat. Popcorn will be served.

21st Weds Herrick Memorial Library- Read to Putter 3 -4pm

Putter visits the library to listen to children as they read.  The children can spend 15 minutes reading a book or story to  the library’s friend Putter and build their reading skills.

Putter is a registered therapy dog that absolutely adores listening to a good story.   He does not mind if the child makes reading mistakes.  Stop in to reserve a reading spot or call the library at 440-647-2120

23rd& 24th Fri& Sat Agricultural Heritage of Huron County’s Roll It Forward Rummage Sale

Come out the Avery Commerce Park and bring a BIG bag with you.

Everything is $5.00 per bag

23rd Fri Holiday Brrrzaar & Brew 2-4pm 

Inside Adams Junior High Cafeteria, The Great Lakes Visual & Performing Arts Academy from SHS will present a Festival of Wreaths Fundraiser and student performances.  Theme Bring Joy to the World

Students will perform at the Tree Lighting Ceremony 5 – 6:30pm

23rd Fri The Annual 2018 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Sandusky 6pm

Washington Park in Downtown Sandusky

There will be introductions, Welcome, Dedication Prayer, SHS Brass Ensemble,  and SHS A Cappella Choir for the countdown to lights

Santa will arrive at approximately 6:30pm

After Santa’s arrival there will be refreshments & Cookies

Museum of Carousel Art & History will be open 5-8pm with FREE admission and $1 carousel rides

Follet House open 6-8pm  with FREE admission visit the museum’s Christmas Splendor

The Popcorn Wagon, Gyro Cart, The Pop N Kernal, Funnel Cakes & Java Sensations/Let’s Go Nuts will be available to purchase goodies

Masonic Temple Open House: Corner of Wayne & Washington Streets.  Cookies, warm beverages and tours of the temple 6:30 – 8pm

Sandusky State Theatre will present a FREE Movie: The Polar Express following the Tree Lighting Ceremony.

23rd Fri Christian Singles Fellowship- Christmas Lighting Ceremony 6pm

Meet at the Washington Park in downtown Sandusky.  After the tree lighting, dinner will be at Texas Road House.   Kids are welcome too.

23rd Fri Edison Lady Charger Alumni Basketball Game 6:30pm

Lady Charger Alumni will play against the current team in the Edison High School Gym.

No set admission fee.  Donation are happily accepted

Baskets and other items will be raffled off and baked goods will also be sold

ALL proceeds will benefit OHgo’s Project Happy, which delivers Christmas presents to local families in need.

ALL attendees are welcome to bring a shoe box full of gifts to be donated to local children.

For more information call or text 419-577-8960

24th Sat Huron Library

*10:00am. Chess, all ages, all abilities welcome.

(419)433-5009

24th Sat Herrick Memorial Library- Teen Gaming Day 1-4pm

Teen & Tween gaming event will take place in the Community Room of the library. Ages 10 -17, can spend the afternoon after Thanksgiving playing some of the library’s board games and video games with their friends.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite games to share with the group.

Register at the library or call 440-647-2120

24th Sat Light Up Norwalk in Downtown Norwalk 4 – 7pm

Santa Claus at New Direction

Cookie Decoration and Crafts at the Chamber of Commerce

Story Time at Duncan & Co.

Live Nativity at First Baptist Church

Letters to Santa and Carriage Rides at Nature Knows

Smores at Berry’s

Hot Chocolate, Music and Vendors at 38 Seminary

Touch a Truck

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Cameo Food Truck

Firelands Museum Open

Live Music   5-6pm Bella Burdella at Nature Knows
5-7pm  Becky Boyd and Michael Bay at 16 West

24th Sat The City of Sandusky’s Dot the i, Block the M Walk/Run  7:30pm

Walk or Run through Downtown Sandusky  on Ohio State/Michigan Rivalry Morning.   Two different courses for each supporting team.

This event benefits United Fund of Erie County

Pre-Registration is $25 entry go to:

http://www.runsignup.com/Race/OH/Sandusky/DotBlock2018

Day of Event Registration and Packet Pick-Up: 7:30am

Start of Run/Walk: 8:30am

For more information contact 419-627-5833 or email jwerling@ci.sandusky.oh.us

25th Sun Norwalk Masonic Center All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast 8am – Noon

Carry-outs will be available

Cost is $6

26th Mon Milan Public Library- 

10-11AM  Milan’s Morning Moment: The Secret Life of Bees

Don’t miss out on this month’s Morning Moment selection, The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Join us for a cup of coffee, muffins, and good conversation. Copies of this month’s book are available at the library circulation desk.

11:00AM-12:30PM & 6:00PM-7:30PM  Online Learning With Lynda.com 

From beginner photoshop classes to advanced coding advice – Lynda.com offers continually updated avenues of education for everyone. Access FREE with your library card.

26th Mon Berlin Public Library- Book Bites: Sideways Stories From Wayside School  3PM-4PM 

Readers ages 8-12 are welcome to join us for a snack and chat about a great book.  Please pick up a copy of Louis Sachar’s Sideways Stories From Wayside School at the front desk.

26th Mon Huron Library-

*4:30 Geek Out Squad:  Computer Coding. Grades 3 to 6

(419)433-5009

26th Mon Huron County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society’s Member Help Session 7:00pm

The group will meet in the Laning- Young Research Center at 9 Case Ave. Norwalk, OH.  The program will be an informal Member Help Session.

Bring your questions and/or brick walls to work on casually with members.

WIFI Available.   For more information visit http://www.hcc-ogs.org or visit us on Facebook.

27th Tues Milan Public Library-  STEM Spectacular 3 – 4pm

Join the fun activities focused on science, technology, engineering and math. This month we will face engineering challenges using cups, craft sticks, and cubes.

29th Thurs Herrick Memorial Library (Wellington)- Writer’s Group 6-7:30pm

The Wellington Writers Group meets every other Thursday at the Herrick Memorial Library.  Join this group if you have a passion for writing in all venues.  Bring samples of your writing to share with the group.  New members are welcome.

Registration is encourage.  To register call the library at 440-647-2120.

29th Thurs Milan Public Library-  Teen Advisory Board  6 – 7pm

Is there a certain program you would love to attend at the library? Do you have suggestions for how to improve the library’s teen area or programming? Join teen librarian Mackenzie at the Teen Advisory Board meeting and share your ideas on how to improve the library and plan future programming!

29th Thurs Berlin Public Library-    Advance Directives/Advanced Care Planning 6:30-7:30PM

Rachel Berry, BSN, RN in Education and Quality of Stein Hospice will present on making those difficult decisions many must make but not all are prepared to face. People say they want control over their medical and end-of-life care, but what if they are incapacitated and unable to make those decisions? Learn about Living Wills and other legal documents that will enable you to express your wishes.

30th Fri Herrick Memorial Library- ResCare Job Fair 10am – 3pm

ResCare of Wellington is holding a job fair at the library in the Community Room for full and part-time positions.  ResCare is excited to share an opportunity for you to help those in need to achieve their highest level of independence. ResCare LPN’s and Direct Support Professionals assist in the daily activities for the intellectually and developmentally disabled. Contact Phaedra Hess, Human Resources Specialists at 440-365-3245 or by email at Phaedra.Hess@rescare.com for more information.

30th Fri First Congregational United Church of Christ’s Spaghetti Dinner 5 – 7pm

Tickets purchased before the event are $10 for adults and $6 for children.

Tickets purchased at the door are 50 cents more.

Carry-Outs & Jars of Spaghetti Sauce will be available.

The menu includes:
Spaghetti with homemade meat sauce, Tossed Salad, Italian Bread, Dessert, & a Beverage.

A 50/50 drawing and “Bucket Auction” will be held in conjunction with the dinner.

For more information please call 419-625-8105

 
 
 
DECEMBER
 
1st Sat Erie County Board of DD 10th Annual Santa’s Workshop 9am – 12pm

FREE,   FUN      &     FESTIVE ACTIVITIES:

Crafts                           Santa & Mrs. Claus                        Milk & Cookies                         Face Painting                                   Photo Booth

Location:   4405 Galloway Rd. Sandusky, OH

Proceeds benefit Erie County DD Levy Committee

1st Sat Sandusky Lions Club Pancake Breakfast  9am -12pm

Breakfast Cost: $5 Adults    $3 Seniors/Ages 12 & Under   FREE- Ages 3 & Under

Location:   4405 Galloway Rd. Sandusky, OH

Proceeds benefit Erie County DD Levy Committee

1st Sat St. Stephen UCC Church’s Christmas Bazaar 9am – 3pm

A nice variety of vendors offering homemade items

Thirty-One  ~  Avon ~ Scentsy ~ LuLaroe ~  Rada Cutlery  ~ Pampered Chef

Paparazzi  ~  Tupperware  ~ DoTerra Oils

Jewelry ;  Decorations  ;  Crocheted & Knitted Items  & Wood Plaques

Lebkuchen Cookies ;  Christmas Resale Shop  ;   Scrip Gift Cards ; Tote Bags

Local Honey  ; Baby Blankets,  Pillows & Bibs ;   Soaps

Lunch will be available

Admission $1 to benefit food pantry for local families.

St. Stephen UCC Church 905 E. Perkins Ave. Sandusky, OH

1st Sat Huron Library:

*10:00 am. Firelands Shutterbugs Photography Club for novice to expert, learn & share.

*10:00 am. Chess, all ages, all abilities welcome.

(419) 433-5009

1st Sat The Milan-Berlin Friends of the Library will present “Homes for the Holidays” Tour 1 – 6pm

A tour including some of Milan’s historic homes.

Proceeds from the event,  will benefit the Milan and Berlin Heights libraries. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of the tour

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Milan and Berlin Heights Public Libraries.

Other Milan ticket locations are D’Vine Design, The Salvage Divas, Village Drive-thru, the Milan Wine Post and CrossTown Goods.

Tickets are also available at Naturally Country and Schilds IGA in Norwalk and Corso’s Flower and Garden Center in Sandusky. On the day of the tour tickets are available only at the Milan Library.

Prior to the tour, the Moor Hens, a Celtic music group, will perform a public concert at noon in the Milan Library lobby. Raffle items, which include gift baskets and holiday décor, will be on display in the Milan library on that day as well. The purchase of a tour ticket entitles the bearer to one free raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $1.00 per ticket or 6 tickets for $5.00. The raffle drawing will be held at 5:00 p.m. the day of the tour and winners will be notified by telephone or text.

Six of the eight tour stops are within a few blocks of the library and the greatest distance from the first to the last tour stop is just over a mile. Participants can choose to either walk to the tour homes or drive to each. Milan merchants will be open extended hours during that day for additional shopping and dining opportunities.

The following stops will be included in this year’s Tour:

  1. Milan Library, 19 E. Church St
  2. Angel Welcome Bed & Breakfast, Bernie and Judy Pleunik, 2 E. Front Street
  3. Thomas Edison Birthplace, 9 N. Edison Drive
  4. William and Valerie Bettcher home, 14 N. Edison Drive
  5. Jeff and Pam Grames home, 31 E. Front Street
  6. Tim Mayles home, 67 E. Front Street
  7. White Dog Bed B&B, Rob and Patty DeLand, 128 S. Center Street
  8. Randy and Carla Rospert home, 80 S. Edison Drive

For more information contact Christine Wolf at 419-499-2123.

1st Sat Main Street Port Clinton Presents Community Christmas 2 – 6:30pm

2-5pm Activities at Local Businesses

3 – 5pm Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus

5:30pm  Lighted Tree Parade

6pm Tree Lighting Ceremony

Come out to Downtown Port Clinton for some Holiday Fun Including:

Cookies & Cocoa         Family Activities        Carols & Music     Shopping & Deals

Window Decorating Contest        &        4th Annual Chili Tasting Competition

1st Sat 2018 Huron County Area Veteran of the Year Presented by The Huron County Area Veterans Council 5pm 

Veterans, Families, and the General Public are cordially invited to attend and help honor this year’s Veteran of the Year.

Where: Bronson-Norwalk Conservation Club, 295 Town Line Rd 151, Norwalk, OH

Please RSVP no later thatn November 21, 2018. All Veterans will be free of charge. There will be a $20 charge for all NON-Veteran guests.

All attending who arrive for the Social Hour will receive one free drink ticket. If you are in need of transportation please make request when making reservations.

To secure your RSVP please call Bonnie Gfell at 419-668-4150

This is an ADULT ONLY event.   Attire will be Business Casual or Uniforms.

2nd Sun Mimosas & Mistletoe Brunch With Your Girlfriends 11am -2pm

American Legion 3615 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, OH

Doors open at 10:30am             Tickets $30

Designer Purse BINGO            Specialty Wreath Silent Auction       Brunch

All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

For more information, please contact Brian Gibson at 404-653-5830 or by email at brian.gibson@cancer.org

2nd Sun Huron Library:

*2:00- 4:00 pm. Holiday Open House- performances by Eric Everett Jazz and the Huron High School Troubadours, Daniel Jay, the Family Ventriloquist, Santa Claus, children’s activities, holiday decorations and contests.

(419) 433-5009

4th Tues Huron Library:

*10:15 am. Lapsit Storytime, ages 0-2 ½ with caregiver.

*11:00 am. Toddler Time, ages 2 ½ – 3 ½ with caregiver.

*6:00 pm. Sip and Paint: Winterscapes- watercolor painting class. Registration Required.

*6:00 pm. Game Night: Heart of Crown. Age 12 and up.

*6:30 pm. Family Storytime.

(419) 433-5009

5th Weds Huron Library:

*10:15 am. Toddler Time, ages 2 ½ – 3 ½ with caregiver.

*11:00 am. Lapsit Storytime, ages 0-2 ½ with caregiver.

*1:30 pm. Preschool Storytime, ages 3 ½ and older.

*4:30 pm. STEAM Team: Kitchen Lab. Kindergarten- Grade 2.

*6:30 pm. Rockin’ Readers Book Group, grades 3-6.

*6:30 pm-8:00 pm. Euchre Night.

*6:30 pm-8:00 pm. YarnWorks – Bring a project to knit or crochet; beginners welcome.

(419) 433-5009

6th Thurs Concord Care Invites You to Their Christmas Party 2 – 4pm

The Community is welcome to come help celebrate Christmas with the residents as they enjoy their holiday festivities.

Located at 620 W. Strub Rd. Sandusky, OH

6th Thurs Huron Library:

*4:30 pm. LEGO Lovers Afternoon. Kindergarten- Age 6.

*6:30 pm. Beginning Genealogy. Registration and supplies fee required.

(419) 433-5009

8th Sat Ken Ganley’s Toy & Food Drive for the Salvation Army  9am – 5pm

Bring your New Toys and Can Foods for The Salvation to Ken Ganley located at 226 Milan Ave, Norwalk, OH

Visit with Santa between 2 and 4pm

There will be refreshments!

8th Sat Willard Memorial Library Fundraiser 9am

Cookie Walk starts at 9am until cookies are gone.  A large variety of cookies will be available.  A Baker’s Dozen is $5

Santa Pictures with Family and Pets will be done from 9am – Noon and 1-3pm for $5

Proceeds benefit the Willard Memorial Library.  All activities will take place at the Willard Library Annex located on Myrtle Ave, Willard.

8th Sat VacationLand Federal Credit Union- Gifts for Kids Toy Drive & Holiday Party 1 – 4pm

Families in our local community are depending on the Erie & Huron County Department  of Job & Family Services for toy donations this holiday season.  You can help by dropping off unwrapped, new toys or monetary donations to any VLFCU Branch or Stefano Dental by December 8th

Come on to the Sandusky Mall on December 8th for the Toy Drive & Holiday Party.

There will be:    Face Painting         Holiday Crafts    Balloon Artist   Giveaways

and appearances by Dollar Dog

8th Sat Huron Library:

*2:00- 4:00 pm. Make Your Own Comics. Ages 12-17.

(419) 433-5009

9th Sun Bismark Senior Community Center Breakfast 8 – 11am

Breakfast will include:   Ham,  Sausage Links, Home Fries, Scrambled Eggs,  Pancakes,  Waffles, Sausage Gravy over Biscuits and more.

There will be a 50/50 drawing and donations will be taken for the local food banks.

Bismark Senior Community Center 5582 Bismark Rd.  Bellevue, OH

10th Mon Huron Library:

*6:30 pm. Christmas Trends: Christmas Decorating through the Ages- Adult lecture.

(419) 433-5009

11th Tues Huron Library:

*10:15 am. Lapsit Storytime, ages 0-2 ½ with caregiver.

*11:00 am. Toddler Time, ages 2 ½ – 3 ½ with caregiver.

*6:30 pm. Family Storytime.

*6:00 pm. Sip and Paint: Winterscapes- watercolor painting class. Registration Required.

*6:00 pm. Chess, all ages, all abilities welcome.

*6:00 pm. Game Night: Settlers of Catan. Age 10 and up.

(419) 433-5009

12th Weds Huron Library:

*10:15 am. Toddler Time, ages 2 ½ – 3 ½ with caregiver.

*11:00 am. Lapsit Storytime, ages 0-2 ½ with caregiver.

*1:30 pm. Preschool Storytime, ages 3 ½ and older.

*6:30 pm-8:00 pm. YarnWorks – Bring a project to knit or crochet; beginners welcome.

(419) 433-5009

13th Thurs Huron Library

*4:30 pm. Craft Corner. Grades 3-7.

*6:00 pm. Christmas Memories: The History of Popular Christmas Toys- Adult lecture.

(419) 433-5009

14th Fri Concord Care is Hosting an UGLY Sweater Contest 10am – 3pm

Stop in at Concord Care Center located at 620 W. Strub Rd.  Sandusky, OH for a chance to WIN their UGLY Sweater Contest.

For more information call: 419-626-5373

15th Sat Huron Library:

*10:00 am. Firelands Shutterbugs Photography Club for novice to expert, learn & share.

(419)433-5009

17th Mon Huron Library:

*4:30 or 6:30 pm. Children’s Craft: Gifts in a Jiffy. Grades K-6.

*6:00 pm. Christmas Card Workshop. Registration and supply fee required.

(419) 433-5009

19th Weds Huron Library:

*10:00 am–1:00 pm. Susan G. Komen Breast Health Information.

*10:30 am- 12:00 pm. Storytime Playdate.

* 6:30 pm-8:00 pm. Euchre Night.

*6:30 pm-8:00 pm. YarnWorks – Bring a project to knit or crochet; beginners welcome.

*7:00 pm. Socrates Café, exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences, knowing that we learn when we question. Monthly topic online.

(419) 433-5009

20th Thurs Huron Library

*7:00 pm. The Book Exchange: Popular and Eclectic-The Snow Child, by Eowyn Ivey. (off-site).

(419) 433-5009

26th Wed Huron Library:

*6:30 pm-8:00 pm. YarnWorks – Bring a project to knit or crochet; beginners welcome. (419) 433-5009

27th Thurs Huron Library:

*1:00 pm – 6:00 pm. American Red Cross Blood Drive – (419)626-1641 for details.

(419) 433-5009