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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
Camp Gems is sponsored by the American Association of University Women – Lima Branch and Ohio Northern University provides and opportunity for 7th and 8th grade girls to overcome math and science anxiety by enjoying math and science related activities.  In addition, the camp provides an opportunity for girls to overcome societal pressure in search of a non-traditional career….engineering.  Campers will have the opportunity to meet other girls from around the country, gain self-confidence through hands-on activities and experiments while enjoying other camp activities such as swimming and sports.  The camp takes place at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio July 10th – 13th 2016.  The Sandusky branch of AAUW is offering partial scholarships to Camp Gems.  Anyone wishing more information about Camp Gems may call Annmarie Flood at 419-625-5065.  Deadline for applications is May 20, 2016.
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.
Firelands Regional Medical Center will host free Breastfeeding Clinics on Monday, May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 11:30 – 12:30pm at Firelands South Campus.  This is a free clinic open to the public to assist breastfeeding mothers with answering breastfeeding questions or concerns and to offer breastfeeding support.
Firelands Regional Medical Center will be offering a 4 week Childbirth Preparation class Wednesday, May 4, 11, 18, & 25 from 6 to 8:30pm.  Childbirth preparation classes are held at Firelands South Campus.  Participants will learn breathing patterns and relaxation exercises to be used during labor and delivery.  Induction of labor, medication and anesthesia options, caesarian birth and recovery will also be discussed.  The cost is $35 per couple.  No one is refused this course due to inability to pay.  To register, call Firelands Regional Medical Center at 419-557-7840.
April
29th Fri. Sandusky Police K-9 unit invites you to join them for lunch or dinner and dessert (10am – 9pm)at The DQ Grill & Chill, 5th Street and Cedar Point Drive in Sandusky.  10% of net sales goes to the K-9 unit for operation.
30th Sat. Join Norwalk Trucker Baseball as they Strikeout Cancer from 10am until Noon at Norwalk High School Baseball Field.  Chinese Raffles, 2 – 50/50 Raffles, Corrigan’s Kettle Corn, Concession Stand and more!  All proceeds benefit the Evan Minor and Ralph Hafner families.
30th Sat. Firelands Regional Medical Center will host Boot Camp for New Dads at Firelands Regional Medical Center’s South Campus from 9am until Noon.  The workshop offers fathers-to-be a chance to talk with experienced dads and learn how to confidently engage and relax with their future infants.  Veteran dads will share tips on how to calm a crying baby, swaddle and infant, change a diaper and more.  To register, please call 419-627-4416 or go to bootcampfornewdads.org
30th Sat.  The Huron County Master Gardeners will offer an introduction to square foot gardening from 10 until Noon.  Also, as part of a national grant, Huron County Medical Reserve corps will provide square foot gardening starter kits to 45 families living in food deserts.  The kit includes a 4X4 container, special soil mixture, weed barrier, Square Foot Gardening book, growing guide, trowel and gardening gloves.  Classes are free and open to the public and will be held at 180 Milan Avenue in Norwalk.  To register and to find out if you qualify for a free kit, call 567-244-3249.
30th Sat. Celebrate Migratory Birds at Old Woman Creek Reserve, Cleveland Road, East in Huron.  This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the International Migratory Bird Treaty; protecting birds and their habitats.  Events begin at 7:45am and continue throughout the day.  For more information and to reserve your spot on some canoe trips,  call 419-433-4601.
May
1st. Sun. A Tea Luncheon, desserts and a silent auction benefitting Abigail Pregnancy Center is happening at the Norwalk Eagles Club on Cline Street.  Mousie Mae’s vintage style review will be the afternoon’s entertainment and those in attendance will receive a free framed photo of the days events and all guests will be entered in the door prize drawing.  Extra entries awarded for: Dressing up or dressing Victorian, wearing a hat, wearing gloves, donating a can of formula, package of size 2, 3 or 4 diapers.  Cost is $15 for adult, $10 for children and 12 an under are free.  For more information contact Abigail Pregnancy Services or go to friendsofabigail.com
1st Sun. Greenwich Neighbors United will be holding a square dance fundraiser 5:00pm-8:00pm at Bronson Conservation Club. There will be a professional caller, cake walk, and prize raffles. Tickets are $15.00 per couple, or $8.00 for a single participant. For more information call 419-706-3997.
2nd Mon. Both Milan and Berlin Public Libraries kick off “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” to encourage parents to read 1,000 books to their children to promote early literacy skills and spark an early love of reading. Stop in to register and pick up an information packet.
3rd. Tues. Firelands Regional Medical Center will be offering the next Happiest Baby On The Block parenting class from 6 until 8pm at the South Campus.  Register online by visiting the classes and events at firelands.com or by calling 419-557-7840.
4th Wed. Join Firelands Regional Medical Center 55+ Club for morning coffee from 8 until 10am.  Morning Coffee is held at Firelands South Campus, Community Resource Room.  Screenings available include: Free Blood Pressure, Free Blood Sugar, Cholesterol Screening for $7 and Total Lipid Profile for $17 (12-hour fast).  Appointments are not necessary.
4th Wed. May the 4th be with you! Channel you inner Jedi and join the Milan Public Library for the showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens from 4:30pm-7:00pm.Wear your favorite gear and be entered in a prize drawing. There will be a make your own pool noodle lightsber, along with popcorn during the movie. Ages 13-18, movie rated PG13.
4th Wed. Firelands Regional Medical Center Medical Records Release of information will relocate to the main entrance near the financial counselor’s offices, as of May 4th. The new location provides easier access to patients. To request medical records, please call the request line at 419-557-7435. To learn more about Firelands Regional Medical Center, please visit firelands.com.

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Fri., Sat.& Sun. “Calendar Girls” will be onstage at the Harlequins Coach House Theater in Sandusky May 6th-15th on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. May 6, 7, 13, and 14 are at 8:00pm and May  8th and 15th will be at 2:00pm. Tickets can be purchased online at HarlequinsTheatre.org or at the door for $12 per ticket. For more information please call 419-621-1311.
7th Sat. The Edison Athletic Booster Club is hosting a Steak Feed at the Berlin Heights Conservation Club, Chapin Road in Berlin Heights from 5:30pm – 10pm.  Dinner will be served from 6pm – 8pm.  Carry-out is available, entertainment and beer (must be 21 to dine in).  2 Tickets for $25.00 or 1 ticket for $15.00.  Tickets are available at Edison High School or from any Booster board member.
7th Sat. The “Live Your Dream Foundation”, in honor of fallen firefighter James “Jamie” Dickman, is having a Wing-A-Thon from Noon until 4pm at the Brass Pelican Varsity Club on Perkins Avenue in Sandusky.  All you can eat wings and drinks – $20 per person.  Dine In Only.  For tickets, call 419-202-0713 or 419-350-2318.  Tickets are limited.
7th Sat. Monroeville Rod and Gun Club, Peru Center Road South,  is having and All You Can Eat Steak Feed from 4:30 – 8pm.  Donation only.  Open to the public.
7th Sat. Milan-Berlin Library District invites children and special women in their lives to celebrate Mother’s day with a tea party at the Milan Public Library 11:00am-12:30pm. Attendees can look forward to crafts, conversation, and tea with light refreshments. Space is limited, registration is required. Call 419-499-4117 to reserve your spot. Those attending are encouraged, but not required to wear their Sunday best.
7th Sat. Milan and Berlin Public Libraries will be giving away free coming books to every visitor, while supplies last, in honor or Free Comic Book day.
7th Sat. Firelands Rails to Trails will be hosting a wild flower walk from 10:00am until noon to teach about the native spring wildflowers along the trail. The trail is generally flat with gradual grades and is handicap accessible. It is suggested to wear comfy shoes and bring a camera.
10th Tues. Firelands Regional Medical Center Counseling & Recovery Services is offering a free mental health first aid training for residents of Erie and Ottawa Counties from 8am – 5pm at The Chapel, Galloway Road in Sandusky.  Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour course that teaches a person how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis.  The training helps a person to identify, understand and respond to signs of addictions and mental illness.  Register by May 6th by calling 419-557-5177.  Space is limited.
10th Tues. Teens ages 13-18 are invited to Berlin Public Library for Teen Trivia Tuesday. Test your knowledge of books, film, music, and other pop- culture trivia in a battle of the wits!
11th Wed. Firelands Regional Medical Center is offering Heartsaver First Aid with CPR & AED course from 8am until 1pm in the South Campus Education Room.  This course is ideal for anyone who needs to know the basics of first aid and be certified to perform CPR and AED.  The class fee is $90.  For more information or to register, call 419-557-6740
12th Sat. Berlin Public Library invites adults to join them in a patio and container gardening event with Master Gardner Mary Strayer to help save space and get creative.
13th, 14th, 15th Fri., Sat. & Sun. “Calendar Girls” will be onstage at the Harlequins Coach House Theater in Sandusky May 6th-15th on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. May 6, 7, 13, and 14 are at 8:00pm and May  8th and 15th will be at 2:00pm. Tickets can be purchased online at HarlequinsTheatre.org or at the door for $12 per ticket. For more information please call 419-621-1311.
13th Fri. Sandusky Police K-9 unit invites you to join them for lunch or dinner and dessert (10am – 9pm)at The DQ Grill & Chill, 5th Street and Cedar Point Drive in Sandusky.  10% of net sales goes to the K-9 unit for operation.
13th & 14th Fri. & Sat. Castalia Congregational Church, Main Street in Castalia, is having a Rummage Sale featuring: Baked Goods, Plants, Clothing, Holiday items and more.  Friday: 9am until 6pm.  Saturday: 9am until Noon.  Saturday is only a Buck A Bag day!
14th Sat. A Complete Metabolic Health Screening is happening from 7:30 – 9:30am at the office of Kuns Family Medicine, South Washington, Castalia.  There is some cost and pre-registration is required.  For more information, call 419-557-7840
14th Sat. The American Cancer Society will be holding their first annual Bark Fest from noon to 4:00m at the Norwalk Reservoir, 205 Old State Road. There will be music, vendors, prize raffles, photos, and more! You do not need a dog to join the fun. To register visit www.relayforlife.org/barknorwalkohio. Tickets purchased before the event are $10.00 for one dog, or $15.00 for two. If purchased at the event, they will be $15.00 for one dog, $20.00 for two. All tickets include a bandana(while supplies last).
16th Mon. Book Club for grades 1-3 will be meeting at Milan Public Library to discuss this month’s book, The Buddy Files: The Case of the Lost Boy by Dori Hillestad Butler. Enjoy snacks and be there for the reveal of the next book-of-the-month. New faces are always welcome!
17th Tue. The Huron County Master Gardeners will offer an introduction to square foot gardening from 10 until Noon.  Also, as part of a national grant, Huron County Medical Reserve corps will provide square foot gardening starter kits to 45 families living in food deserts.  The kit includes a 4X4 container, special soil mixture, weed barrier, Square Foot Gardening book, growing guide, trowel and gardening gloves.  Classes are free and open to the public and will be held at 180 Milan Avenue in Norwalk.  To register and to find out if you qualify for a free kit, call 567-244-3249.
17th Tue. Project Lifesaver of Erie County will be hosting a free memory screening from 10:00am-1:00pm at the Erie County Senior Center, 620 East Water Street, Sandusky. Screenings will include blood pressure and vision, a balance assessment, and a medicine review(please bring prescriptions to talk with a medical professional). There will be tables set up offering community resources, lunch and door prices. For more details contact Pam Straziuso at straziusteacher@aol.com.
17th Tue. Pop Culture Club will be tracing the history of Marvel comics dating back to the introduction of Timely comics in 1939. Join the Milan Public Library from 6:00pm-7:00pm.
18th Wed. Looking for something to do after work? Join a book club! We will meet at Milan Public Library to discus The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin. Stop in to pick up your copy today!
18th Wed. The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynna Reid Banks will be discussed at the Milan Public Library, children up to grade 5 are invited. Those who attend are encouraged to bring a snack as the movie will be shows following discussion.
19th Thurs. Berlin Public Library will be starting an adult book club. Meetings will be held 6:30pm-7:30pm. If you are interested please stop by the library and pick up a copy on Amanda Coplin’s The Orchardist.
19th Thurs. The 15th Annual Senior Celebration will be held at the Huron County Fairgrounds. The doors open at 9:00am and lunch will be served at 11:30am. Entertainment will be provided through out the day. Tickets on sale now, $9.00 a piece.
21st Sat. The Sandusky/Firelands chapter of PFLAG will hold it’s monthly outing at Klein’s Dairy Frost, Cleveland Road in Sandusky at Noon.  Board members will be there at 11:30am if individuals would like to set up support services.  For more information, contact sanduskpflag@gmail.com
21st. Sat. 2016 Erie and Huron Counties Heart Walk will be held at Shoreline Park on Water Street in Sandusky.
21st Sat. The “Taking Back Our Streets with Hope, Faith and Love” event is happening with a march from The Hope Center in Willard to the Willard High School Football Field.  There will be resources and help for those struggling with addiction, guests speakers from police, county and city officials plus live music prayer and more.  For more information call 419-681-1040 or 419-577-9255.
21st.  Sat. Discover Aviation Day is happening at Lorain County Regional Airport, Russia Road in Elyria from 9am until 4pm.  This is a FREE, fun, educational event for the entire family featuring aircraft activities, kids activities, entertainment, unique automobiles, food and airplane ride opportunities.  Local Experimental Aircraft Association chapter volunteer pilots will sponsor free Young Eagle airplane rides for youths ages 8-17.  A parent or guardian must be present.  A $5 parking donation will be accepted.  For more information go to discoveraviationcenter.org
21st Sat. Christian Singles Fellowship is holding a Spring Amish Trip with a 10am carpool meeting at the Norwalk Alliance Church, rt. 250 South in Norwalk.  Pack a lunch or snack and after the shop dinner will be at Mrs. Yoders Amish Restaurant all you can eat buffet.
21st Sat. The Sandusky Police Department K-9 Fund is having a fundraiser at Mikey’s Froyo, Perkins Avenue in Sandusky, from 11am until Midnight.  You must mention the K9 Fund to get credit and 25% of Net Sales will be donated to the Sandusky Police Department K9 Fund.
21st Sat. Teens ages 13-18 can enjoy an afterhours game of mini-golf at the Berlin Public Library from 2:00pm-3:30pm.
23rd Mon. Come enjoy Milan’s Morning Moment at the Milan Public Library 10:00am-11:00am and discus Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain. Muffins and coffee will be served during the book discussion. Pick up a copy today at the library.
23rd Mon. Bring your library card to Milan Public Library from 2:00pm-3:00pm and say goodbye to your magazines and discover the world of digital titles through Clevnet’s collection on the free NOOK app. You must have a good standing library card and working email address to participate. Registration is required, so call 419-499-4117 ext. 110 to save your spot today!
24th Tues. Berlin Public Library invites teens 13-18 to test their knowledge of books, film, music and other pop culture topics in their Teen Trivia Tuesat from 3:00pm-4:00pm.
25th Wed. Adults are invited Berlin Public Library to say goodbye to their stacks of magazines and say hello to Clevnet’s collection or digital magazine titles on the NOOK app, free with their library card. Attendees must have good standing library card and a working email address Registration required, call 419-499-4117 ext. 100 to sign up
25th Wed. Discussion for this month’s book, Edison’s Gold by Geoff Watson, will begin at 5:00pm and run until 5:30pm at Milan Public Library. Tweens in grades 4-6 are invited. Next months book will be revealed.
25th Wed. Will you be in 4th-8th grade next year? Do you love to read? Join the Milan Public Library’s team for Battle of the Books! Parents are asked to attend a meeting with their children from 6:00pm-7:00pm to learn what the competition is all about. If you can’t attend but would like information on the team contact Mackenzie at 419-499-4117 ext. 112 or mailto:makenzie.matula@Milan-berlin.lib.oh.us.
27th Fri. It’s Bike & Bible Night at 6:15pm with the Christian Singles Fellowship.  Meet at Karson’s Home with a $3 donation for Tacos provided, bring topping chips & dessert, pop to share.
27th Fri. Milan Public Library will be hosting a blood drive for the Red Cross. Stop by between 11:00am and 3:00pm to donate. If you would like more information about giving blood, call 1-800-589-2286.