• Thursday, October 28th 5-7pm-- Join WLKR at Mad River and NKP Railroad Museum in Bellevue. The community trick-or-treat will be happening through the train yard!

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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 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.
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.
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 American Legion in Berlin Heights begins their weekly Turkey Shoots on Sunday, September 11th and will continue weekly on Sundays through November 20th. Signup starts at 11 and shooting begins at noon. Prizes include $100, $50, meals, pies, and 50/50 drawings. All barrel lengths and chokes are permitted, and the Post will provide trap loads to the contestants. Food will be available from the Sons of the American Legion.
Firelands Regional Medical Center is looking for new volunteers! There are several areas in need of help including the gift shop, patient and guest relations, information desk, and clerical to name just a few. The opportunity is open to high school students and above. For more information call 419-557-7460.
Sharpnack Ford will be holding their Coats and Cans event through the month of October. Coats and winter clothing as well as canned goods. Clothing items will be donated to the Willard Salvation Arms and the canned goods will go to the Willard Area Food bank. When you donate Sharpnack will preform a free vehicle inspection including tire checks, battery tests, coolant temperature readings, wiper blade checks and fluid inspections! No appointments are needed but if you have questions call Cathy Cronenwett at 419-935-4571.
There will be meetings Monday evenings beginning at 7pm, and Thursday mornings beginning at 10am for those struggling with addiction. Meetings are held in at the Norwalk Rec Center and for more information call Rory at 614-907-1030.
26th Wed. The Milan Museum will be holding Gobble Till you Wobble throughout Saturday, November 5th! Registration deadline is November 3rd and is $15. There will be three sessions, one from 10-11am, the second from 11:30-12:30pm, and the last being from 1-2pm. You will have the opportunity to make your own burlap placemat for Thanksgiving feasts using paint, stencils, and your handprint! Drink Tumblers will be available to decorate as well. All materials will be provided. To Register call 419-499-2968
26th Wed. Huron National Honor Society will be holding “Pint Size Hero” Blood Drive from 2-7pm at the Woodlands Intermediate School. To register visit www.redcross.org/ and search zip code 44839 and select October 26th Blood Drive.
26th Wed. There will be a fall festival and flea market at the Firelands Montessori Academy- 329 Ohio Street, Huron- from 5-7pm today. The community is welcome to enjoy live music, food vendors, face painting and fun for the whole family. Those dressed in costumes are welcome to join in the parade at 6:30pm. Admission is $1 per person, and funds benefit the FMA scholarship fund.
27th Thurs. The Firelands Historical Society will be hosting an evening of “Spirits at the Museum” from 6-8pm at the Firelands Museum. There will be a guided tour featuring “mystery in history.” Tickets are $5 for non-members, $3 for members and can be purchased in advance at the Huron County Chamber of Commerce in Norwalk. Refreshments will be served.
28th Fri. There will be a historical tour of Osborn MetroPark with a haunted twist. There will be paranormal recordings played that were recorded throughout the park as well as discussion about the park being an old prison farm. Drinks and snacks will be provided and all ages are welcome. Registration required.
28th Fri. There will be a pot luck with the Christian Singles Fellowship group at the Venice Road Baptist Church. Hot Dogs will be provided but it is asked you bring a covered dish or dessert as well as a beverage. A hay ride will run through the evening.
28th Fri. The Huron County Master Gardeners invites the public to attend Merry Gardening, a seminar focusing on landscape design, high value veggies, and the legends and lore of Christmas plants. Merry Gardening will be from 9am-2:45pm on Saturday November 5th at the First Presbyterian Church in Norwalk. Registration is due today and is $25. The fee includes lunch. for information about registering call 419-677-6674.
28th Fri. The Huron Garden Club will have their monthly meting beginning at 1pm at the Huron Library. Officer nominations  and a Christmas Tree workshop will be the main focus. Discussion and tips will be given on how to over-winter plants as well. For more information call 419-433-2661.
29th Sat. There will be an end of summer clean up at the Pelton Park in Sandusky today. Gloves and trash bags will be provided.
29th Sat. A Halloween Archery Shoot will take place at Coupling MetroPark on SR 13 in Mialn from 1-4 today.  Come dressed as your favorite archer, superhero, or any costume and have fun target shooting and playing games. All ages are welcome, and snacks will be provided however registration is required.
29th Sat. KLS Equine Rescue will be hosting a Halloween Family Fun Day from 10a-4p at A & A Stables (formerly Kandi-Land Stables) in Castalia today. Games, Hayrides, Pumpkin Painting, pony rides, prizes and food will be just a few of the activities available. There is no entry fee, however each activity has a small charge. All proceeds benefit the rescue horses.
29th Sat. The Caryl Crane Youth Theatre will have open auditions for the upcoming production of “Mickey Mouse Club Christmas Concert” from 10am-noon today in the McBride Auditorium at BGSU Firelands. There will be 3 performances for those selected-December 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Rehearsals will begin November 1st, actors must be age 6 or old by then. There will be a pre audition class at 9am but it is not mandatory.
29th Sat. Greenwich Neighbors United will be hosting a Fall Gathering and Square Dance from 6-8:30pm at the South Central Middle School. Couples tickets will be $15, single tickets will be $8. Tickets include snacks and beverages though the night. They can be purchased at the door or call 419-706-3997 to pre-purchase. Raffles will run through the evening for $20 including hind ¼ beef, front ¼ beef, and giftcards to Newswanger meats.  There will be events for children as well.
29th Sat. The First Congregational United Church of Christ in Sandusky will be offering a free community breakfast from 9-11am. Food will be served in the lower level, the community is welcome.
29th & 30th Sat. & Sun. The Willard High School Theatre will present “Pumpkin Stuffers” by Geff Moyer in the school’s auditoria. Saturday’s performance will begin at 7pm, and Sundays at 2:30pm. Seats will not be reserved. Tickets are $5 for students and $6 for adults.
30th Sun. Kiwanis Club of Sandusky will be holding their All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast from 7:30a-1pm in the Sandusky High School Cafeteria. Tickets are available at the door for $6, kids under 10 eat free. Kids 12 and under will receive a Halloween Goodie Bag while they last. Kids in costume will be entered into a prize drawing as well. Event proceeds will benefit Sandusky Imagination Library and several other local organizations.
1st Tues. Register today to find Horcruxes with the Milan Public Library! You must register early, however the event is November 3rd from 5:30-6:30pm for teens. Channel you inner Harry Potter and join your housemates on an adventure to find horcruxes.
2nd Wed. Join the Berlin Public Library for Shades of Zen: Stress Awareness Day Coloring from 3-4pm! Relax and find your zen while enjoying an afternoon of coloring in honor of Stress Awareness Day! There will be different designs, patterns, and pictures to choose from.
3rd Thurs. The Milan Museum will be holding Gobble Till you Wobble throughout Saturday, November 5th! Registration deadline is today, November 3rd and is $15. There will be three sessions, one from 10-11am, the second from 11:30-12:30pm, and the last being from 1-2pm. You will have the opportunity to make your own burlap placemat for Thanksgiving feasts using paint, stencils, and your handprint! Drink Tumblers will be available to decorate as well. All materials will be provided. To Register call 419-499-2968
3rd, 4th, & 5th Thurs., Fri., Sat. BGSU Firelands will be preforming “Bloody Andrew Jackson” in the McBride Auditorium on campus. The program is a mix of fact and fiction of the man who invented the Democratic party, pushed the Indians west, and doubled the size of our nation. Tickets are $12 for adults $10 for seniors, 8$ for students, and $6 for students with ID. Call 419-626-1950 or visit Sanduskystatetheater.com. PRODUCTION IS RATED R, FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY.
4th Fri. First Congregational United Church of Christ in Sandusky will host a Spaghetti Dinner from 5-7pm. Tickets purchased before the event at $9 for adult and $6 for children, tickets at the door will be 50 cents more. The meal includes pasta with home-made meat sauce, salad, bread, dessert, and drink. A bake sale, 50/50 drawing, and bucket auction will be held during the dinner. For more information call 419-625-8105.
4th Fri. Registration is due for DIY holiday Wreath making at the Berlin Public Library this weekend. Materials will be provided and space is limited. The class will take place from 5:30-6:30pm  on November 10th. Get in the spirit and decorate your own wreath!
4th Fri. The Edison Memorial United Methodist Church in Milan will be holding their annual turkey dinner from 4:30-7pm this evening. The dinner will include roast turkeys, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, squash, cranberry sauce, coleslaw, rolls & butter, beverage and homemade dessert. Adults are $10, children $4, kids under 4 are free. Tickets are available at the door.
5th Sat. There will be a roast beef dinner at the Congregational UCC of Castalia from 4-7pm. Adults are $10, and children 6 and under are $5. Slow roasted beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, fresh salad, rolls, and homemade dessert will be included in the tickets.
5th Sat. The Sandusky/ Firelands Chapter of PFLAG will be having a social outing at Mr. Smith’s Coffee House at 1pm. Mr. Smith’s is located on Columbus Ave downtown Sandusky.
5th Sat. Kids are invited to the Milan Public Library to build a bird feeder from 10:30-11:30am! Help your feathered friends through the winter by building and decorating bird feeders from up-cycled materials.  All materials will be provided, but please bring your own bird seed.
6th Sun. There will be a Metropark clean up at the Castalia Quarry Metropark from 1-3pm. Gloves and garbage bags will be provided for volunteers.
6th Sun. Firelands Symphony Orchestra is hosting a Night With USO starting at 4pm at the Sandusky State Theater. Perkins HS Choral, Port Clinton HS choral, Sandusky HS A Capella, and special guests vocalists from the National WW2 Museum’s Victory Belles. Call 877-626-1950 to tickets.
6th Sun. There will be a sausage and pancake breakfast from 7:30am-12:20pm at the Groton Township Hall-9414 Portland Road, Castalia. Adults are $8, children $5 and 3yrs or under are free. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, hash browns, and a beverage.
7th Mon. Imagine A Drug Free Community will be sponsoring a class on the early signs of potential behavioral issues in children beginning at 7pm at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. The session is open to parents, grandparents, teachers, caregivers, and all others who work with children. No registration is required. For more information call 419-668-8101. For parking use lot B.
8th Tues. Firelands Regional Medical Center will be offering a FREE community program about lung cancer tomography (CT) screenings from 5-6:30om this evening in the community resource room on the south campus. For more information or to register call 419-557-7410.
10th Thurs. Teens are invited to register for a DIY making Watercolor Coffee Mugs. Customize it for yourself or make a gift for the holidays! The class will take place November 17th,  from 6-7pm, but early registration is required to make sure enough supplies are provided.
12th Sat. The 3rd Annual 5K Holly Run and Walk will take place in Milan today. Registration will begin at 9am, the fun run begins at 10am and the 5K starts at 10:30am. Live music from Honeycreek will play through the day, food from Jim’s Pizza Box will be served along with the Wicked Creations Food Truck. Prizes, beer, and wine will be available, as well. Registration the day of will be $30, or you can preregister at signmeup.com/114417 by November 1st for $25 and guarantee yourself a tshirt.
13th Sun. The Fremont Model Train Show and Swap Meet will begin today at 10am at the Fremont Community Recreation Center- 600 St. Joseph St., Fremont. Trains of all sizes will be displayed as well as supplies, toys, books, operating layouts and more. Admission is $10.
13th Sun. The Bismark Senior/ Community Center in Bellevue will be holding their monthly breakfast from 8-11:30 am. Meal options will include ham, sausage, eggs, homefries, sausage gravy and biscuits, pancakes, and waffles. Donations for the food bank will be accepted during the event and there will be 50/50 drawings.
13th Sun. The Norwalk Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a Middle School Dance at the Perkins Family Gymnasium on West Monroe Street in Norwalk from 7-9pm. A permission slip is required to attend and admission is $4. For more information call 419-663-6775
14th Mon. Kick off the full moon season with a walk through Edison Woods MetroPark in Berlin Heights. The path will wander through the meadows with the moon lighting the way. The walk will be from 7-9pm.
19th Sat. Kids are invited to the Berlin Public Library to build a bird feeder from 10:30-11:30am! Help your feathered friends through the winter by building and decorating bird feeders from up-cycled materials.  All materials will be provided, but please bring your own bird seed.
20th Sun. The Knights of Columbus Hall is hosting a breakfast buffet in Monroeville from 8-noon. The hall is located on Peru Center Road. Adults are $7, kids at $3, 6 and under are free.
21st Mon. Join Erie Metroparks at Osborn Park Frost Center to learn all about the Metropark’s history. The class will begin at 5:30pm and run for an hour.
21st Mon. Girl’s Night Out Bras for a Cause at Kalahari Convention Center. Doors open at 4pm, vendor tables will be open until 8:30. Dinner begins being served at 5pm and run until 7pm. The entertainment show kicks off at 6:30.  The event benefits several local organizations. For more information visit www.girlsnightoutcharity.com
22nd Tues. Join the Get Fit Club in the Frost Center at Osborn MetroPark for Tai Chi from 6-7pm. Tia Chi targets the physical components to improve leg strength, flexibility, range of motion, and reflexes. The exercises help improve balance and prevent falls.
23rd Wed. Milan Public Library will be showing “Finding Dory” for their family screening this morning beginning at 11am!Fresh popcorn and beverages will be served while you relax before the holiday season kicks in!
26th Sat. Here come the elves! The Milan and berlin Public Libraries have gotten word from the North Pole that the elves will be returning and hiding through out BOTH libraries! They’ll sneak around until December 22nd until returning home!