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The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, offers a variety of services, programs, activities & support for patients, families and caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer’s. Learn more at www.alz.org/nwohio or call 800-272-3900.
Humane Society of Erie County Bingo every Wednesday morning with doors opening at 8 and bingo starting at 10 at the American Legion, 3615 Hayes Ave., Sandusky. Come & join them!
Vermilion VFW Post 7576, Poorman Rd., Vermilion – Every Friday night Fish Fry & more! Open to the public from 5 – 8 p.m.
Turkey Shoot every Saturday at the Vermilion VFW 7576, Poorman Rd., with breakfast starting at 9 a.m., sign-ups at 10 a.m. and shoot starts at 11 a.m.
Vermilion American Legion Post 397 Breakfast every Sunday from 9 – 12 noon at the American Legion Post 397, 2713 St. Rt. 60, Vermilion (no holidays). Breakfast consists of eggs, hashbrowns, sausage or bacon, gravy & biscuits, and more! Cost is $5 per person and is open to the public.
The Community Prevention Partners are offering free drug test kits to parents in the community. The drug test kits are free & can be picked up anonymously at the following locations: Huron County General Health District, 180 Milan Ave., Norwalk from 8 – 4:30 p.m., anytime at the Fisher-Titus Medical Center Emergency Room, Mercy Hospital Emergency Room and the Bellevue Fire Department. Only adults over 18 years of age can pick up drug test kits.
Goodwill offers Electronics Recycling! Drop off your unwanted electronics (working or not) to your local Goodwill Store. Some electronics include: computer monitors, keyboards, computer towers, speakers, mice, routers, VHS, CD’s, DVD’s, cassettes, all batteries, cell phones, home phones, any household electronics, appliances, radios and more. For more information go to www.goodwillsandusky.org.
The Norwalk Public Library features FREE weekly programs such as Tween and School Age activities on Tuesdays after school, Preschool Story Time on Wednesday evenings and Toddler Time on Thursday mornings.  Call the Norwalk Library for more details @ 419-668-6063.
The Firelands Coastal Tributaries Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program is looking for monitors to collect grab samples from Pipe, Mills, Sawmill and Old Woman Creeks in Erie County.  Volunteers are also needed to test pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen, turbidity and nutrients.  For more information, contact Erie Conservation District at 419-626-5211 or go to ErieConserves.org
The American Legion post 514 in Willard invites the public to their Friday night dinners. They begin at 5:00pm and run through 7:30pm. There is also a drawing that is held at 9:00pm on Friday nights.
Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services are now offering Vivitrol, a monthly medication that blocks the feeling substance addiction gives. Vivitrol is not addictive, or a narcotic. It will not prolong or substitute opioid dependence or cause withdrawal when stopped. Those who take Vivitrol will also be enrolled in counseling.  To be eligible for the new program the addicted patient must be 18 years or age, and not taken any opioid for 7-10 days, must be seeking assistance for relapse prevention, and open to receiving counseling. To learn more about the medication-assisted treatment program, visit firelands.com/mentalhealth.
Four county Recovery will be holding meetings Monday evenings beginning at 7pm, and Thursday mornings beginning at 10am for those struggling with addiction and their fammilies. Meetings are held in at the Norwalk Rec Center and for more information call Rory at 614-907-1030. Meetings for current and recovered addicts are also held in Bellevue at the City council Chambers Mondays and Wednesdays at 10am and Thursdays at 6pm. Bellevue meetings for family and loved ones are biweekly in the City Council Chambers on Saturdays at 11am.
The Firelands Audubon Society is holding a student art contest. The competition is open to grades K-12 in Erie and Huron Counties. The deadline for art is April 14th. Entry forms and rules can be found at www.firelandsaudobonsociety.org
I Spy in the MetroParks begins on January 1st through October 31st in the Erie MetroPark. Kids can pick up a task list in the Frost Center at Osborn Park. There are 7 items. Kids will need to find each item and then take a picture next to it. After you have completed the list bring the photos back to the Frost Center and get your prize bag!
The Berlin Library will be holding Teen Trivia Tuesdays from 3-4pm every Tuesday. Ages 11-18 are welcome. Topics will include book, film, music, and pop culture trivia!
The Berlin Public Library will hold story time for children every Thursday from 10:30-11:30am. The Milan Library will also hold story time from 10:30-11:30am on Fridays.  There will be stories, songs, crafts, and SMART board activities.
New Day Family Resource Center in Sandusky is holding Joseph’s Pantry the 3rd Saturday of each month from 11-2am. Items available from Second Harvest Food Bank and other donations, to benefit you must bring photo ID and proof of Erie County Residence(bill, mail addressed to you, receipt, etc.). The Center also offers Stay and Play for children of the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Monday of the month from 5:30-7pm and the 2nd and 4th Monday from 11am-12:30pm. Kids are welcome to enjoy many different toys and books. The diaper pantry is also open during these times, but appointments are necessary. Prayer and devotions take place Monday- Thursday beginning at 9:30am as well. For more information about these programs or a full program offerings, schedule a center tour, to donate items or volunteer call 419-626-8730.
January
21st Sat. Milan Public Library will be holding a Cyber Safety Day from 10-11am. Discussions about the internet, smart phones, and online video games will be held. Snacks will also be provided.
21st Sat. There will be a barbeque chicken dinner benefit for Jacob Lipstraw in the Oak Harbor High School Cafeteria fro 5-8pm. Jacob was a survivor in a fatal car accident near Green Springs in October. The dinner will be a $10 donation that will go towards paying for medical bills, lost wages, recovery/treatment, and travel to Cleveland for his family as he is still in the ICU. Tickets can be purchased at Family Hair Center (212 W. Water St. Oak Harbor). If you would like to donate drinks, desserts, or time at the dinner contact Katlyn at 419-707-1862.
21st Sat. Christian Single’s Fellowship will be meeting at the YMCA in Sandusky to carpool to the Fremont Skating Rink and then a diner at Wang’s Buffet. Skating is $3 a person, and all are invited.
21st Sat. There will be a lasagna dinner and silent auction benefit this evening for Megan Braun from noon-4 at the Victory Church in Fremont-2051 Oak Harbor Road. Megan has been diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a tissue disorder that affects heart, nerves, kidneys, eyes, and other vital organs. The raised funds will help cover her treatment in February, she will spend the month in the hospital and undergo several surgeries. Tickets can be purchased at the door, adult are $8 and $5 for kids.
23rd Mon. Park P.A.L.S. (Pre-schoolers actively learning science) will be meeting today from 10:30-11:30am at the Osborn MetroPark in the Frost Center! Squirrely Squirrels will be the topic of discussion. Ages 3-6 are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. There will be a story, craft, and outdoor walk(weather dependent). Registration is required.
23rd Mon. The Milan Public Library will be holding two classes today on eReaders and mobile devices and how to check out ebooks, audiobooks, and more with your library cards. The first class will be from 11a-12pm and the second from 6-7pm. Registration is required, space is limited. You must have a valid library card in good standing.
24th Tues. Erie County Children Services will be hosting Foster and Adopt Classes beginning today from 5-8pm at Erie County Department of Job and Family Services-212 West Parish Street, Sandusky. To register or for more class dates, call Tina Kruega at 419-627-4484.
25th Wed. Join the Sandusky Library for Pages and Pups at 4pm! Children will be able to pick a book and practice reading to one of the visiting therapy dogs. Children will also be able to pick a book to take home with them. Children K-3rd grade are welcome.
26th Thurs. The Berlin Public Library will be hosting a DIY class for teens to make their own Harry Potter House Scarves. Materials for Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin houses will be provided.
26th Thurs. There will be an art in the park class for kids ages 6 and up today at the Osborn MetroPark in the Frost Center from 6-8pm. Kids will be making blow-paint monsters using paint and straws! Registration is required.
27th Fri. Enchanted Story Time will take place from 10:30-11:30am at the East Sandusky Bay. Enjoy interactive story time at the Cottage with puppets, finger plays, and more! All ages are welcome, adults must accompany children. Registration is required.
28th Sat. There will be a Chili Cook Off today from 5-8pm at the Norwalk VFW for Norwalk Relay For Life. Adult tickets are $10 and children are $5, tickets include samples, hot dog or bratwurst, and a bottled water.
29th Sun. The 7th annual Model Train Show & Swap Meet of the Norwalk & Western RR Eastern Division will be today from 10am-3pm at the German Villa in Vermilion. Admission is $5 for 10 and over. There will be model trains of all scales, supplies, historical items, books/videos/dvds, operating layouts and displays, Thomas the Tank Engine items- lunch will also be available.
30th Mon. MetroPark Hikers will meet today at the Edison Woods MetroPark from 5-6pm. Enjoy the beauty of winter and our MetroParks.
30th Mon. Teens are invited to the Milan Public Library for Oodles of Noodles, an instant ramen tasting. Try more than just the cup of noodles you buy at the store, there will be a variety of noodles from across Asia to try and rate!
February
6th Mon. Join Erie metroParks at the Osborn MetroPark for Parl P.A.L.S. (preschoolers actively learning about science) from 10:30-11:30am! Today’s topic will feature groundhogs. What do they eat? Where do they live? What is ground hog day? Kids will be read a story, make a craft, and take a walk(weather depending). Ages 3-6 are welcome with an accompanying adult. Registration is required, call (419) 625-7783 to register.
7th Tues. Join the Erie MetroPark Get Fit Club at the Osborn MetroPark Frost Center for Zumba! Instructor Galia Hilbert will be dancing the winder away with an upbeat work out from 6-7pm. It is asked you bring a yoga mat and water.
8th Wed. Firelands Regional Medical Center will be hosting Firelands Luncheon Club today to focus on heart health. The meeting will be at the Sandusky Yacht Club-529 East Water Street, Sandusky. The lunch buffet ($18) will be open from 11am-12:30pm with presentation beginning at 12:30pm. Registration is suggested, call 419-557-7840 to do so.
9th Thurs. There will be a pediatric orthopedic clinic in Sandusky at the Firelands Regional Medical Center from 1:30-6pm in the South Campus outpatient clinic. There will be Board Certified Pediatric Specialists from Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospitals. Appointments are needed, call 1-800-377-3117.
9th Thurs. Art in the Park hosted by Erie MetroParks will be held this evening at Osborn MetroPark in the Frost Center from 6-8pm. Tonight’s feature will be string art! Learn how to align pintacks on a canvas and connect them with string to make a beautiful wall decoration. Registration is required, to do so call (419) 625-7783.
11th Sat. Join the  Milan Museum for a Valentine Candy Crush and make your own candy jar! Materials will be provided, including candy. Registration is $15. There are 3 sessions, one from 10-11am, the second from 11:30am-12:30pm, and the third from 1-2pm. For more information or to register call 419-499-2968.
11th Sat. Erie MetorParks will be holding Archery Basics from 1-3pm and 3:30-5:30pm. A certified instructor will be there to show you the proper techniques for shooting a bow and arrow. The class is suggested for beginners or those wanting to freshen up their skills. Archers will be meeting at the Osborn MetroPark in Shelter 4.
12th Sun. The Bismark Senior/Community Center will be holding their monthly breakfast from 8-11:30am. Ham, sausage, scrambled eggs, homefries, and sausage, pancakes, and waffles will be served. During the breakfast there  will also be a 50/50 drawing and donations for the food bank will be accepted.
13th Mon. There will be a bike maintenance course at the Osborn Metro Park in the Frost Centre from 7-9pm. Learn what you can do to keep your bike wheelin’ on. Flat tires will be covered and other simple fixes to get you home. Registration is required, call 419-625-7783 to do so.
16th Thurs. There will be a Boomers Archery course at the Osborn MetroPark this afternoon from 6-8pm. Join certified instructors to brush up on your skills, or learn new ones. Beginners as well as experienced archers over 50 are welcome. Registration is required, to do so call 419-625-7783.
18th Sat. Join the Sandusky Library for Tooth Fair Frenzy today beginning at 2:30pm. February is national Children’s Dental Health Month and we want to celebrate. Kids will participate in stories, games, and a special take home craft. Suggested for ages 3-6 years.
19th Sun. Monroeville Knights Of Columbus will be holding a breakfast buffed from 8am until noon. Adults are $7, children are $3, and those under 6 are free. The Knights Of Columbus Hall in located on Peru Center Road.
21st Tues. Dance your way towards spring with the Get Fit Club Zumba Night at the Osborn MetroPark. Join instructor Galia Hilbert from 6-7pm for a night of fun and exercise. Please bring your own yoga mat and water.
22nd Wed. Head into the Sandusky Library for pages and pups starting at 4pm today! Children can practice their reading by reading aloud to one of the many therapy dogs. They will also be able to pick a book to take home. Suggested for k-3gr students.
24th Fri. Calvin’s Love Bibles for Babies “Celebrating Calvin’s Love” raffle benefit will be from 7-9pm this evening at the Norwalk Alliance Church. The event is being held by Calivn Frado’s family in remembrance of Calvin who was born into heaven on Feb. 24th, 2016. The family has started Bibles for Babies as each child is a blessing from God and strives to give each family with a young child a children’s bible. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25, all proceeds go towards the foundation. Raffle items include a Norwalk Furniture custom leather chair, 50′ 4k tv, a miniature perry’s monument sculpture, $100 cash and more. Tickets can be purchased at Ewell & Associates, Sherri’s Coffee House, and Christian Robert’s Salon all located in Norwalk. For more information visit www.calvinslove.com
24th Fri. Join Erie MetroParks for Enchanted Story Time from 10:30-11:30am. Come enjoy interactive story time with puppets, finger plays, and more! All ages are welcome with an accompanied adult. Story Time will take place at the Cottage- Osborn MetroPark at the Enchanted Cottage. Registration is required- call 419-625-7783.