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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!
Free Community Yoga – Every Wednesday from noon – 1 p.m. at Open Way Yoga, 607 Main St., Huron, now through end of May.  This is a complementary class led by students in the Open Way Yoga teacher training program.  All ability levels will be accommodated.  Style & content vary week to week.  For more information go to openwayyoga.com or email openwayyoga@gmail.com.
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 Erie County Board of Elections is always looking for Poll Workers…do your part for your country, state and local community and earn extra spending money in the process. Call the Erie County Board of Elections at 419-627-7601 for more information.
The Community Prevention Partners are offering free drug test kits to parents in the community. The drug test kits are free & can be picked up anonymously at the following locations: Huron County General Health District, 180 Milan Ave., Norwalk from 8 – 4:30 p.m., anytime at the Fisher-Titus Medical Center Emergency Room, Mercy Hospital Emergency Room and the Bellevue Fire Department. Only adults over 18 years of age can pick up drug test kits.
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.
Project Leadership of Huron County is challenging & encouraging everyone in the listening area to support Project Leadership’s class of 2016’s community project.  Our particular group is aspiring to assemble a Huron County Law Enforcement Memorial at the Shady Lane Memorial Park and are counting on the support of the community to ensure this project will be a success.  Any donation, whether it be labor, materials or monetary, will be recognized permanently alongside the memorial.  Please send to: Seth Fry, c/o Project Leadership, P.O. Box 302, Norwalk, OH  44857.
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
Registration for youth teeball and softball is currently being accepted at the Norwalk Park & Rec Department for all students living in and out of Norwalk.  Children 5 years old through six grade are welcome to register.  Cost is $32 for Norwalk City residents, Norwalk students and Ernsthausen member and $42 for all other out of town students.  Team practices begin in May and games will start the week of June 6th.
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.
Willard American Legion post 514 is selling raffle tickets for a gun raffle. The drawing will be October 22nd. Tickets are $10 each of 6 for $50. Please see the post to purchase.
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.
Norwalk St. Peter Lutheran Church-243 Benedict Ave- will be holding Vacation Bible School beginning June 13 at 9:00am, classes run through the 17th. Grades 4-6 are welcome, registering early is recommended to assure supplies will be available. Registration forms can be found in the church narthex, online at elca.org, or you can call 419-668-2856.
The Milan Museum will have FREE admission the second Sunday of every month until December. They are open Sunday from 1:00pm-5:00pm.
The Vermilion AMVETS post 22 will be holding Cruise in With That Classic car show from 5:00pm-8:00pm on the third Wednesday of the month through September. There will be 50/50 drawings, raffles and door prizes, food, $1 draft beers and more. For more information call Tom Miller at 216-347-0117.
“Boost Your Skills” class will begin July 11th and run through August 31st. The free class will run two days a week and will boost students’ skills to be able to get into their desired EHOVE program. Classes will be Monday and Wednesdays from 3:30pm-5:30pm. Participants will be given their Work Keys retest for free. To sign up or for more information call 419-499-4663 ext.280.
June
 
29th Wed. Join Norwalk Public Library at 7pm for Family Book Club! Our book is The BFG by Roald Dahl. There will be a group discussion, crafts, and snacks. There will also be a drawing for 4 free tickets to the movie! All ages are welcome. *Sign up Required.*
30th Thurs. Join Norwalk Public Library at 11am for Ready, Set, Read! The theme will be fun books and games. We’ll be reading stories, playing some games, and singing some songs. *Ages 0-5*
30th Thurs. Registration is due today for Playtime Pals at the Norwalk Rec Center. Children who are walking through age of 34 months are invited to enjoy interactive learning and explore motor skills, muscle movement, coordination, and cognitive development through various activities. One adult for each enrolled child. Classes will be Fridays, July 8-29th at 10:00am through 10:45am. Member registration fee is $18, all others are $22. Call or visit the Norwalk Rec to register.
July
3rd Sun. Today is the registration deadline for the Project Wild Senior Summer Camp. Students who will be starting grades 4-8 in the fall are welcome. The camp will help develop awareness, knowledge, skills, and responsible behavior towards wildlife and the environment. The camp will be held at Veteran’s Memorial Lake Park Clubhouse, but to register call or stop in to the Norwalk Rec Center. Member registration fee will be $100, all others $112.
4th Mon. Erie MetroParks will be downtown Sandusky celebrating Stars&Stripes beginning at 10:00am! Stoll down the scenic streets and enjoy games, food, and family activities. Become a part of the growing tradition!
7th Thurs. Join the Norwalk Public Library at 11am for Ready, Set, Read! The theme will be Music and Movement. Join us for a fun dance party for little ones and their caretakers. *Ages 05*
8th Fri. The Elyria and Chestnut Ridge Relay For Life Teams will be featuring the band Indian Creek, at Eddies Club, 1433 Lowell Street in Elyria, at 8pm. There will be a $5 charge that will go to Relay for Life.
8th Fri. Christian Singles Fellowship will be hosting Picnic At The Lake beginning at 6:15pm. Hot dogs will be provided, but it is asked you bring a covered dish to share and drinks for yourself. Bring the family and stay to watch the Huron River Fest fireworks at 10:15pm!
9th Sat. New London Reservoir will host Rockin’ on the Rez Concert today beginning at 2:00pm and play through 10:30pm, followed by fireworks. Tickets will be $1- each, cash and card accepted. Campsites will be available while they last. To reserve a spot or for more information call 419-929-8609.
9th Sat. It’s All 4 The Kids Scholarship Fundraiser will be at the Vermilion Amvets Post-1571 St. Rt. 60. Wine Tasting begins at 4:30pm, and a murder mystery & dinner begins at 6:00pm. Tickets are $35 each, and can be purchased at the Vermilion Amvets Post. For more information call 440-541-7855.
9th Sat. Bikers Against Abused and Neglected Children will be holding a Christmas In July toy run. Registration begins at 10:00am, and will be open until 1:00pm. There will be free coffee, donuts, and pancakes befire the run. For a single rider registration is 1 toy at a $15 value or $15, a couple is a toy valued at $20, or $20. The run begins at MHRD, and ends at Knucklhead’s Saloon. For more information search “BAANC Christmas in July Toy Run” on Facebook. Visit B.A.A.N.C. Foundation “Bikers Against Abused and Neglected Children” on Facbeook.
9th Sat. The Norwalk Area Garden Tour will begin at 10:00am today and run until 4:00pm. It will be self-guided, and feature 6 locations in the Norwalk area. Tickets can be purchases at Sheild’s IGA Supercenter, and The Firelands Museum and will be $10 each. For more information about the tour call 419-668-1415.
9th Sat. The Sandusky Roller Girls are holding a poker run July 9th. Registration will begin at 10:00am at Rockin Horse Saloon.  Kick stands up at 12:00pm and last bike in at 5:00pm.
Registration is $20 for driver and vehicle  $5.00 for passenger.  There will be a 50/50 drawing, several raffles including a 100 gift certificate for a tattoo.  All vehicles are welcome.  A portion of proceeds to benefit Erie County Humane Society.
10th Sun. There will be a guided historic tour today beginning 1:00pm at Norwalk’s Woodlawn Cemetery Public Mausoleum. Local historian Henry Timman will be there as a guide. If you have any further questions call 419-668-1122.
12th Tues. Join the Norwalk Public Library at 11am for Library Olympics! We will be holding our own Olympics right here at the Library. Join us for some awesome activities with prizes. *Grades K-5* *Sign up is required!!*
14th Thurs. Join Norwalk Public Library at 11am for Ready, Set, Read! The theme will be Wacky Olympics. We will be doing some awesome activities including a bean bag toss and crab walking competitions. *Ages 0-5*
14th Thurs. Drips and Dribbles Painting Class beings July 14th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Osborn Metropark;Frost Center-Firelands Room in Huron. Bring a bottle of wine and your favorite glass and enjoy painting at sunset masterpiece. All painting supplies will be included, registration is $32.03, cards accepted).Please register no later than today, ages 21 and up.
15th Fri. Join Norwalk Public Library at 11am for the End of Summer Reading Party! Join us for a party for all people who participated in summer reading! We’ll have free food, fun, and activities. All ages welcome.
16th Sat. July 16th There will be an open speed show beginning at noon at the Huron County Fairgrounds in Norwalk Ohio. This event benefits Rough Rider’s 4-H Group out of Huron County and will be held rain or shine. There will be a $3 fee per class, $5 per $100 class, and $2 grounds fee per horse. A food booth will be open and there will a cake walk/ raffle and a 50/50 drawing as well. For more information please contact Cathy Moyer440-935-040, Sharon Szabo 419-929-8660, or Tricia Baker419- 921-6116.
16th Sat. Christian Singles Fellowship has planned a canoe trip. Everyone should meet at 10:30am at the Norwalk Alliance Church where a carpool will leave and head to Loudonville. Each person is $20. Bring a lunch, and dinner will be at Der Dutchman Restaurant in Bellville. Bring the whole family! For questions or more information call Karson at 419-433-0085.
17th Sun. Chestnut Ridge and Elyria Relay for Life Teams are hosting a gold scramble at the Brentwood Golf Club in Elyria at 1:30pm with a shot gun start. Lunch, a rib dinner, 18 holes of golf and cart will be $65 per golfer, as well as prize giveaways though the day.
22nd Fri. BGSU Firelands will be hosting Life After High School from 8:00am-9:30am in the North building. The class will allow students and parents to explore schools and majors, and learn how to ask the right questions. This event is free and open to the public.
22nd Fri. Join The Milan Museum for a movie in the courtyard. Bring the family out to enjoy the fresh air, free popcorn and watch The Polar Express(G) to celebrate Christmas in July! The free movie will begin around 9:00pm, at dusk.
27th Wed. The Cancer Services annual gold outing and four man scramble will be today.  Registration begins at 10:00 am. There will be a shot gun start at noon. $95 a person, or $380 for a group of four. Prices includes 18-holes of golf, lunch, dinner, hole prizes, beverages, and lots of fun. For more information call 419-626-4548.
29th Fri. Join The Milan Museum for a movie in the courtyard. Bring the family out to enjoy the fresh air, free popcorn and watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens(PG-13). The free movie will begin around 9:00pm, at dusk.
29th & 30th Fri. & Sat. The Shiloh-Cass-Bloominggrove Firefighters Association will be holding the 50th Annual Fireman’s Ox Roast. There will be lots of great food, live music and events. Friday night “Little Texas” will be playing from 8:30pm-10:00pm followed by fireworks, and “Three Minute Echo” will preform from 8:00pm-11:00pm Saturday night. A garden tractor pull will take place at 10:00 am on Saturday, and a pedal tractor pull Saturday at 11:00 for ages 3-8. A parade will make its way through beginning at 7:00pm. It will all take place at the Shiloh Fire Station on 603. For more information call Jeff at 419-545-0073 or Paul at 419-571-4071.
August
5th Fri. Ohio Flags Of Honor kicks off this evening at the Shady Lane Memorial Park in Norwalk tonight at 7:00pm, however it is asked you by there no later than 6:30. The Ceremony will begin promptly at 7:00pm. The event will run all weekend, with Saturday being a family fun day(11:00am-5:00pm) and Sunday being a closing ceremony beginning at 2:00pm. The Ohio Flags of Honor can be found online at ohioflagsofhonor.com. For more information call 419-668-4140.
6th Sat. The 56th Annual St. Joseph Festival kicks off this evening with adults night out from 6:00pm-11:00pm.Expect to have an evening full of great food, drinks, music, and an amateur Euchre Tournament-registration from 6:00pm to 7:15pm. The Festival continues on Sunday from 11:00am-9:00pm with fun for the entire family.
7th Sun. There will be a guided historic tour today beginning 1:00pm at Norwalk’s Woodlawn Cemetery Public Mausoleum. Local historian Henry Timman will be there as a guide. If you have any further questions call 419-668-1122.
13th Sat. The Attica Independent Fair will be holding KIDS Day. The Attica Police Department will be providing free child finger printing/ photo cards. Safety materials and gun locks will also be provided to families with an important message from Eddie Eagle. Willard Mercy Hospital will hand out free child sized bicycle helmets as well.