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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.
The Sandusky Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will award partial scholarships to Camp Be Wise.  Be Wise is a mathematics, science, engineering & technology camp designed to develop interest, excitement & self-confidence in girls who are entering grades 7 or 8 in the Fall of 2016.  This residential camp for 140 girls will be held from June 12 – 17, 2016.  All applicants for Camp Be Wise must be Erie County residents.  Anyone wishing more information, please contact Annmarie Flood @ 419-625-5065.  Deadline for scholarship applications is Monday, March 7, 2016.
United Way of Erie County is partnering with the Ohio Association of Foodbanks to offer free tax filing assistance for income qualified individuals through The Ohio Benefit Bank.  The free tax assistance will be available to most families with an Adjusted Gross Income of $65,000 or less.  Residents interested in making an appointment to have their taxes filed or to complete other benefit applications through the Ohio Benefit Bank can call 419-625-4672.
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.
Vermilion Domino’s Pizza is collecting water donations for the residents of Flint, Michigan.  Accepting cases of bottled water (no loose bottles, no flavored water), commercially sealed gallons of water, water filters and replacement filters.  Mass collection date is to be Saturday, February 13th.  To be delivered to Flint on Monday, February 15th.  Water can be dropped off anytime at the Vermilion Domino’s, 5329 Liberty Ave., Vermilion.
Join the Friendship Animal Protection League of Lorain County for their “Wags to Riches” Casino Night Fundraiser – Saturday, February 13th, 2016 at Tom’s Country Place in Avon.  Funds raised will benefit medical relief costs, including spay and neuter programs.  Tickets on sale now at www.friendshipapl.org.
Victory Kitchen in Sandusky is requesting donations of coats, hats, gloves, scarves, blankets and all winter clothing.  Due to the cold weather, there has been an increase in demand for these items.  All items donated will be given to those in need in our community.  Donations can be dropped off at Victory Kitchen, 1613 Hayes Ave., Sandusky.
February
12th Fri. Classroom Paddling at Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Firelands Room, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron, from 7 – 9 p.m.  Here’s your chance to see what paddling a canoe or kayak is like without getting wet and will cover safety and equipment plus go over the different paddling strokes.  There will also be a kayak simulator in the classroom so you can experience what one feels like on the water.  For ages 7+.  Registration required – Limit 20.
13th Sat. Fisher-Titus Medical Center’s “Wellness Fair with a Focus on Heart Health” at the hospital’s Snyder/White Heart & Vascular Center, from 7 – 9:45 a.m.  Talk with professionals, receive health screenings & visit exciting exhibits.  Appointment & fee required for some screenings.  To register or for more information call 419-660-2646.
13th Sat. Free Tax Preparation services available throughout greater Lorain County &  will be an opportunity for individuals to have their taxes prepared on a first come, first served, walk-in basis held at Ohio Business College & the LCCC Lorain Branch from 10 – 2 p.m.  Each event will also include financial education resources through partnerships with many local banks.  For more information on the Lorain County Free Tax Prep Coalition and a list of what to bring to your appointment or walk-in can be found at www.loraincountyfreetaxprep.org or by calling 800-275-6106.
13th Sat. The Holy Name Society of St. Joseph’s Parish in Monroeville is having a Rigatoni Dinner at the hall from 5 – 7 p.m.  $7 per person.  Carry out & homemade sauce will be available.
14th Sun. Valentine’s Day Breakfast at the Bismark Senior/Community Center, 5582 Bismark Rd., Bellevue, from 8 – 11 a.m.  Menu includes: Ham, sausage, scrambled eggs, homefries, sausage gravy & biscuits, pancakes & waffles.  Also a 50/50 drawing & donations will be accepted for the Food Bank.
14th Sun. The Merry-Go-Round Museum in Sandusky will have a minister available to perform wedding ceremonies from noon – 3 p.m. for couples wanting to marry on this most romantic day of the year!  For more information call 419-626-6111.
15th Mon. Sandusky Ski Club will meet at the American Legion, 3615 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, at 7:30 p.m.  Program for the evening will be the nominations for Ski Queen & the officers for next year.  For more information call Kim @ 419-706-0679 or www.sanduskyskiclub.com.
16th Tues. American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the following locations: Ohio Veterans Home, 3416 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, from 12 noon – 4 p.m. and also at Bowling Green State University, Firelands Campus, 1 University Dr., Huron, from 11 – 4 p.m.  Please bring your ID.
16th Tues. Please attend the Norwalk Robotics & Engineering Department (NERD) Exhibition event at the Norwalk High School Cafeteria starting at 6 p.m. Learn the rules & strategies, watch a competition, drive the robots and support our Truckers Nerd Nation!  Also a Fundraising Spaghetti Dinner starting at 5 p.m. Eat in or carry out available.  Cost is a donation.
16th Tues. Willard High School will host a College Credit Plus meeting for all parents & students in grades 6-11 who are interested in learning more about the option of earning College Credit while in high school beginning at 7 p.m.  Representatives from BGSU Firelands & North Coast State College will be present to provide information & answer any questions you may have regarding College Credit Plus.
17th Wed. Monroeville, Norwalk & Wakeman United Fund’s “Dine Out for the FUNd of It” at Pizza Post in Norwalk!  Help the United Fund & support our community restaurants at the same time!  A portion of the day’s sales will go towards the annual Community Campaign to help 29 local programs & grants.
17th Wed. MetroPark Hikers at DuPont Marsh/Huron River Greenway North, 1805 River Rd., Huron, at 10:30 & 5 p.m.  Let’s hike the trails and explore your MetroParks with a fun group!  No pets please!
17th Wed. Bike Maintenance & Repairs at Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Firelands Room, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron, from 7 – 9 p.m.  Now’s your chance to get the old bike in your garage or shed going again.  Learn how to do simple repairs yourself & be ready for spring.  Ages 10+.  Registration required.  Limit 20.
17th Wed. The Firelands Historical Society meeting takes place in the Laning-Young room, 9 Case St., Norwalk, at 7 p.m.  The program will be the “Norwalk Story.” This presentation narrates the 1959 taped story of what was happening in Norwalk at that time & will visit with the mayor, businesses, factories and schools.  The meeting is open to anyone interested in the topic or history.
18th Thurs. Art in the Park-Kids Class-for the Birds at Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron, from 6 – 8 p.m.  Have the winter blues? Come out for a night of fun to make bird feeders & a set of your very own wings!  Ages 6-12 with accompanying adult.  Registration required.  Limit 15.
18th Thurs. American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Erie County Building, 2900 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, from 9:30 – 2:30 p.m.  Please bring your ID.
18th Thurs. Huron Garden Club’s Second Thursday Seminar at the Huron Library, 333 Williams St., Huron, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Speaker, Barbara Wagner, will talk about plant propagation.  Other garden clubs are invited!  Refreshments will be served.
18th Thurs. Bellevue Rotary Club’s Annual All-You-Can-Eat “Pizza Blast” at the Bellevue High School Cafeteria from 5 – 7 p.m.  Stay for the Winter Band Concert immediately following!  Adults $10, $6 Senior (60+), $8 students (grades 6-12), $5 children (grades K-5) with 4 & under free.  $30 same family maximum!  Get your tickets from any Rotary Club member or will be available at the door.
20th Sat. Sandusky/Firelands Chapter of PFLAG meeting at Mr. Smith’s Coffee House, 140 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, at 1 p.m.  Board members will be there at 12:30 p.m. if individuals would like to set up support services.  For more information or questions, email at sanduskypflag@gmail.com.
20th Sat. Berlin Heights Cub Scout Pack 236, “3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off” at the Berlin Township Fire Department, 12101 Rt. 61, Berlin Heights, from 5 – 8 p.m.  Tickets are $7 & include chili, all the fixings, dessert, bread & drink and can be purchased by calling Kim @ 419-357-6030, or at the door.
20th Sat. Free Tax Preparation services available throughout greater Lorain County &  will be an opportunity for individuals to have their taxes prepared on a first come, first served, walk-in basis held at Elyria Library West River Branch from 10 – 3 p.m.  Each event will also include financial education resources through partnerships with many local banks.  For more information on the Lorain County Free Tax Prep Coalition and a list of what to bring to your appointment or walk-in can be found at www.loraincountyfreetaxprep.org or by calling 800-275-6106.
20th Sat. Hero’s Dance at the Sandusky Area YMCA, Perkins Ave., Sandusky, from 6 – 8 p.m.  Dance the night away which will include a DJ, refreshments & quality time with family & friends!  Event is for all ages, free for YMCA members and only $10 for non-members.  For more information and to register go to sanduskyareaymca.org.
21st Sun. The Berenstain Bears Live! at the Sandusky State Theatre for one show at 3 p.m.  Tickets are $20 – $35 with a $3 discount for children ages 2-10 and seniors.  Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office, online at sanduskystate.com or by calling the Theatre @ 419-626-1950.
21st Sun. Breakfast Buffet at the Monroeville Knights of Columbus Hall, Peru Center Rd., from 8 – 12 noon.  Adults $7, children $3 and under 6 free.  Open to the public.
21st Sun. Full Moon Night Hike at DuPont Marsh, 1805 River Rd., Huron, from 7 – 9 p.m.  Walk the pathways & trails of the park under the light of the full moon while looking & listening for the local wildlife.  No pets please.
21st Sun. American Legion Post 547 Monroeville is having a speech based scholarship Oratorical Contest with the intent of developing a deeper knowledge & appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school students.  It is open to all high school students, including those who are home schooled.  Students have an opportunity to earn substantial scholarship money by participating in the contest.  For more information contact Tony Moore at 314-707-2264 or tonymoore0001@gmail.com.
23rd Tues. American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 428 Tiffin Ave., Sandusky, from 1 – 6 p.m.  Please bring your ID.
23rd Tues. Firelands Audubon Society – The Nature Conservancy’s Coastal Programs at Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Firelands Room, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron, at 7 p.m.  Tara Baranowski, TNC’s Lake Erie Coast & Islands Project Manager, will discuss how TNC’s work benefits birds and other wildlife.
24th Wed. Monroeville, Norwalk & Wakeman United Fund’s “Dine Out for the FUNd of It” at Pizza Hut in Norwalk!  Help the United Fund & support our community restaurants at the same time!  A portion of the day’s sales will go towards the annual Community Campaign to help 29 local programs & grants.
24th Wed. MetroPark Hikers at Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center Deck, 3910 Perkins Ave., Sandusky, at 10:30 and 5 p.m.  Let’s hike the trails & explore your MetroParks with a fun group!
24th Wed. Winter Wednesday Family Fun Night at the Milan Library from 5 – 7 p.m.  There will be various board & card games for families to drop in and enjoy together.  Tacos & beverages will also be provided.  Spots are limited and registration is required.
24th Wed. The Milan-Berlin Library District will host free AARP Tax-Aide Services for low to moderate income taxpayers, with special attention to seniors over 60, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in the Milan Public Library.  Spots are limited and registration is required.  Interested parties should call the Library @ 419-499-4117 to make an appointment.
 25th Thurs. American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Huron Public Library, 333 Williams St., Huron, from 1 – 6 p.m.  Please bring your ID.
25th Thurs. Animal Feeding Time at Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.  Watching a snake eat is an experience of a lifetime!  Come help feed our resident reptiles and amphibians.
25th Thurs. Firelands Regional Medical Center’s Healthcare Provider CPR Certification Course at the hospital’s South Campus, 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, from 1 – 4:30 p.m.  Course is for medical professionals & students beginning course work in healthcare professions only.  Class fee $50 per person.  Registration is required by calling the hospital @ 419-557-6740.
25th Thurs. Family Chili Cook-Off at the Milan Library from 5 – 6:30 p.m.  Sign up to prepare a batch of chili to be judged by special guests from the community.  There will also be an audience vote.  The winning family will earn a gift card for Jim’s Pizza Box.  Registration is required!
26th Fri. American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Firelands Regional Medical Center, 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, from 12 noon – 5 p.m.  Please bring your ID.
27th Sat. Huron County Chamber of Commerce “15th Annual Home & Business Show” at Norwalk Middle School, 64 Christie Ave., Norwalk, from 10 – 4 p.m.  Free demonstrations and the Norwalk United Fund Lunch counter available.  Free admission!
27th Sat. Dinner/Benefit for Scott Halladay at the Norwalk VFW Post 2743 from 4 – 9 p.m.  Funds are being raised to help support Scott & his family as he is battling Polymyositis, a rare disease attacking his muscles and is rendering him unable to work & support his family.  For more information visit Halladay Helpers on Facebook or email HalladayHelpers@gmail.com.
27th Sat. Free Tax Preparation services available throughout greater Lorain County &  will be an opportunity for individuals to have their taxes prepared on a first come, first served, walk-in basis held at LCCC Lorain Branch from 10 – 2 p.m.  Each event will also include financial education resources through partnerships with many local banks.  For more information on the Lorain County Free Tax Prep Coalition and a list of what to bring to your appointment or walk-in can be found at www.loraincountyfreetaxprep.org or by calling 800-275-6106.
27th Sat. Firelands Regional Medical Center “Free Breast Cancer Screening” at the Firelands Women’s Health & Wellness Center, 703 Tyler St., Suite 152, Sandusky, from 9 – 12 noon and is targeted for individuals who are uninsured or underinsured.  Appointments for the screenings can be made by calling 419-557-7840.
27th Sat. Firelands Regional Medical Center’s CPR Course for Family & Friends takes place at the hospital’s South Campus, 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, from 9 – 12 noon.  Cost is $10 per person/$15 per couple.  Class size is limited.  You can register online by visiting the calendar of upcoming events at firelands.com or call 419-557-7840.
28th Sun. Fremont Model Train Show & Swap Meet at the Fremont Community  Recreation Complex, 600 St. Joseph St., Fremont, from 10 – 3 p.m.  Model trains – all scales, operating layouts & displays, model railroad supplies, Thomas the Tank Engine & more!  Admission $4 for 10 & over.  Lunch available.    For more information call 419-706-8038.
29th Mon. Hoppy Leap Year!  Let’s celebrate the leap year at Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Will learn about animals that leap & hop & make a craft!  Ages 3-8 with an accompanying adult.  Registration required.  Limit 15.
29th thru 2nd Mon., Tues. & Wed. Firelands Regional Medical Center Auxiliary’s “Out-of-the-Box Shoe Sale” at the hospital’s Main Campus, 1111 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, from 7 – 5 p.m. each day.  Shop the latest in shoes for healthcare workers or office worker.  Proceeds make it possible for the Auxiliary to purchase equipment for the hospital.
March
1st Tues. Monroeville, Norwalk & Wakeman United Fund’s “Dine Out for the FUNd of It” at Bar 145 in Norwalk!  Help the United Fund & support our community restaurants at the same time!  A portion of the day’s sales will go towards the annual Community Campaign to help 29 local programs & grants.
3rd Thurs. American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2211 Mills St., Sandusky, from 2 – 6 p.m.  Please bring your ID.
3rd Thurs. Career Fair at EHOVE Career Center, 316 Mason Rd., W., Milan, from 4 – 6 p.m.  200 open positions, 50 employers from all industries, onsite interviews, free workshops and enter for a chance to win a free iPad!  All jobseekers welcome! Event is sponsored by EHOVE Career Center & Goodwill.  For more information call 419-625-4744 or www.goodwillsandusky.org.
4th Fri. The Attica Knights of Columbus will be serving an “All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry or Chicken Tenders Dinner” at the K of C Hall, 11 Heyman Dr., Attica, from 5 – 7 p.m.  Dinner includes: Baked potato or French fries, coleslaw, apple sauce, bread & drink.  Adults $9, children $6 with 4 and under free.  Open to the public.
5th Sat. Free Tax Preparation services available throughout greater Lorain County &  will be an opportunity for individuals to have their taxes prepared on a first come, first served, walk-in basis held at the LCCC Main Branch from 10 – 3 p.m.  Each event will also include financial education resources through partnerships with many local banks.  For more information on the Lorain County Free Tax Prep Coalition and a list of what to bring to your appointment or walk-in can be found at www.loraincountyfreetaxprep.org or by calling 800-275-6106.
6th Sun. 26th Annual Western Reserve Toy & Collectible Show at Western Reserve Elementary School, U.S. Rt. 20, West of Wakeman, from 9 – 3 p.m.  Admission $2 with children under 12 free accompanied by an adult.  Lunch available.  For more information call Rich @ 419-668-4521.  Event is sponsored by the Western Reserve Ruritan Club.
6th Sun. The Townsend Township Fire Department in Huron County is having a “Pancake Breakfast Buffet” from 8 – 1 p.m. at the hall, corner of U.S. 20 & Hartland Center Rd in Townsend Township.  This will be the last breakfast in the old Town Hall.  Menu includes: Pancakes, sausage patties & links, bacon, fried potatoes, scrambled eggs & biscuits & gravy.  Donations will be accepted at the door.
7th Mon. American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at St. Paul Lutheran, 541 South Church St., Marblehead, from 12 noon – 5 p.m.  Please bring your ID.
 9th Wed. Monroeville, Norwalk & Wakeman United Fund’s “Dine Out for the FUNd of It” at East of Chicago in Norwalk!  Help the United Fund & support our community restaurants at the same time!  A portion of the day’s sales will go towards the annual Community Campaign to help 29 local programs & grants.
9th Wed. American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at St. Peter Catholic Church, 430 Main St., Huron, from 12 noon – 5 p.m.  Please bring your ID.
9th Wed. The Milan-Berlin Library District will host free AARP Tax-Aide Services for low to moderate income taxpayers, with special attention to seniors over 60, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in the Milan Public Library.  Spots are limited and registration is required.  Interested parties should call the Library @ 419-499-4117 to make an appointment.
11th Fri. Lorain County Beekeepers Association’s 21st Annual Beginner Beekeeping Class takes place at the United Church of Christ, 106 North Main St., Oberlin, from 7 – 9:30 p.m. with the class on Beekeeping Equipment.  Cost is $50 & includes one year membership.  For more information go to www.loraincountybeekeepers.org.
14th Mon. Fisher-Titus Medical Center & The American Cancer Society’s “Look Good Feel Better” program taking place at the hospital in Norwalk from 4 – 6 p.m.  This program is for women undergoing Cancer treatment.  To register or for more information call 800-227-2345.
14th Mon. American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Church of the Nazarene, 1617 Milan Rd., Sandusky, from 2 – 7 p.m.  Please bring your ID.
15th Tues. American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Sandusky Central Catholic School, 410 W. Jefferson St., Sandusky, from 10 – 3 p.m.  Please bring your ID.
16th Wed. Monroeville, Norwalk & Wakeman United Fund’s “Dine Out for the FUNd of It” at Brew Pot Café in Wakeman (open 11am – 8pm) and at Pean’s Pizza in Monroeville (open 4-10pm)!  Help the United Fund & support our community restaurants at the same time!  A portion of the day’s sales will go towards the annual Community Campaign to help 29 local programs & grants.
16th Wed. Fisher-Titus Healthy Living – Walk with a Doc – “Preventing Diabetes: The Benefits of Knowing the Risks” at the Ernsthausen Recreation Center, Community Room, 100 Republic St., Norwalk, at 5:30 p.m.  The program will consist of  Dr. Jessica Rapp, Fisher-Titus Medical Care Family Medicine discussing prevention of Diabetes.
18th Fri. Lorain County Beekeepers Association’s 21st Annual Beginner Beekeeping Class takes place at the United Church of Christ, 106 North Main St., Oberlin, from 7 – 9:30 p.m. with the class on Managing your Bee Hive.  Cost is $50 & includes one year membership.  For more information go to www.loraincountybeekeepers.org.
19th Sat. Norwalk Parks & Rec, Fisher-Titus Medical Center & the Huron County Public Health’s “Safe Sitter” one-day course takes place at the Ernsthausen Recreation Center from 9 – 5 p.m.  This course teaches young teens everything they need to know to be safe when they’re home alone & babysitting.  Cost is $40 per person.  Call to reserve your spot today @ 419-663-6775, ext. 28.
19th & 20th Sat. & Sun. 31st Annual Fremont Toy Show at the Sandusky County Fairgrounds in Fremont Saturday from 9 – 4 p.m. and again on Sunday from 9 – 3 p.m.  Over 200 tables of collectible toys, Die-Cast Racing collectables & more!  Lunch available.  Admission $3 with under 10 free.  For more information call Sandy @ 419-307-5026.
20th Sun. Breakfast Buffet at the Monroeville Knights of Columbus Hall, Peru Center Rd., from 8 – 12 noon.  Adults $7, children $3 and under 6 free.  Open to the public.
21st Mon. American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the following locations: Grace Lutheran Church, 203 South Washington St., Castalia, from 2 – 7 p.m. and also at St. Johns United Church of Christ, 2712 W. Mason Rd., Milan, from 2 – 7 p.m.  Please bring your ID.
22nd Tues. Sandusky Rotary Club’s “All-You-Can-Eat Pizza Challenge” takes place at Sandusky High School from 4 – 7 p.m.  Adults $12, Seniors 65 & older $6, Children 12 & under $6.  Taste pizza from participating local restaurants & vote for your favorite!  Proceeds go to Rotary Clothes Kids.
 23rd Wed. Monroeville, Norwalk & Wakeman United Fund’s “Dine Out for the FUNd of It” at Cameo at the Creek in Norwalk!  Help the United Fund & support our community restaurants at the same time!  A portion of the day’s sales will go towards the annual Community Campaign to help 29 local programs & grants.
23rd Wed. The Milan-Berlin Library District will host free AARP Tax-Aide Services for low to moderate income taxpayers, with special attention to seniors over 60, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in the Milan Public Library.  Spots are limited and registration is required.  Interested parties should call the Library @ 419-499-4117 to make an appointment.
25th Fri. Lorain County Beekeepers Association’s 21st Annual Beginner Beekeeping Class takes place at the United Church of Christ, 106 North Main St., Oberlin, from 7 – 9:30 p.m. with the class on Pests & Diseases.  Cost is $50 & includes one year membership.  For more information go to www.loraincountybeekeepers.org.
25th Fri. American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the following locations: Firelands Regional Medical Center, 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, from 12 – 5 p.m. and also at the Milan Public Library, 19 E. Church St., Milan, from 11 – 3 p.m.
25th Fri. The Attica Knights of Columbus will be serving an “All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry or Chicken Tenders Dinner” at the K of C Hall, 11 Heyman Dr., Attica, from 5 – 7 p.m.  Dinner includes: Baked potato or French fries, coleslaw, apple sauce, bread & drink.  Adults $9, children $6 with 4 and under free.  Open to the public.
26th Sat. U.S. Veterans & Patriots, Inc. “Spaghetti Dinner” at the American Legion Post 211, 31972 Walker Rd., Avon Lake, starting at 5 p.m.  $10 per person / $15 per couple.  There will be door prizes, 50/50 raffle, live music & more!  Open to the public. Tickets available at the door or call Gary @ 440-452-7531.
30th Wed. Monroeville, Norwalk & Wakeman United Fund’s “Dine Out for the FUNd of It” at the Freight House!  Help the United Fund & support our community restaurants at the same time!  A portion of the day’s sales will go towards the annual Community Campaign to help 29 local programs & grants.
April
1st Fri. Lorain County Beekeepers Association’s 21st Annual Beginner Beekeeping Class takes place at the United Church of Christ, 106 North Main St., Oberlin, from 7 – 9:30 p.m. with the class on Swarms & Prevention.  Cost is $50 & includes one year membership.  For more information go to www.loraincountybeekeepers.org.
2nd Sat. “Tool Time with the United Fund” at the Huron County Fairgrounds, Expo Center, Norwalk, from 1 – 4 p.m.  Two grand prize winners with both winners to choose one of the following: Appliances, Bosch Tool Set or Hot Tub & accessories (all valued at approx. $5,000).  Runner-up prize is a pre-selected Bosch Tool package (valued at approx. $2,500).  Grand prize pre-sale tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20.  Tickets available from any United Fund Board Members or at the United Fund Office, 2 E. Seminary St., Norwalk.  For more information call 419-668-0269.  Must be 18 to win & need not be present to win.
6th Wed. The Milan-Berlin Library District will host free AARP Tax-Aide Services for low to moderate income taxpayers, with special attention to seniors over 60, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in the Milan Public Library.  Spots are limited and registration is required.  Interested parties should call the Library @ 419-499-4117 to make an appointment.
8th Fri. Lorain County Beekeepers Association’s 21st Annual Beginner Beekeeping Class takes place at the United Church of Christ, 106 North Main St., Oberlin, from 7 – 9:30 p.m. with a Class Summary.  Cost is $50 & includes one year membership.  For more information go to www.loraincountybeekeepers.org.
17th Sun. Breakfast Buffet at the Monroeville Knights of Columbus Hall, Peru Center Rd., from 8 – 12 noon.  Adults $7, children $3 and under 6 free.  Open to the public.
24th Sun. 29th Annual Farm Toy Show at Upper Sandusky High School, St. Rt. 53, (north edge of town), Upper Sandusky, from 9 – 2:30 p.m.  100+ tables & over 30 vendors dealing in farm & construction toys, NASCAR & related memorabilia!  Admission $2 with children under 6 free.  Also a BBQ Chicken Dinner from 11 – 1 p.m. for $9 per person. (dine in or carry out & includes free entrance to toy show).  Event is presented by the Upper Sandusky FFA.