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Community Events

Every 1st and 3rd Thursday throughout the year – OHgo hosts a Mobile food pantry, offering up free groceries including non-perishables, meat, eggs, milk, produce and more. These pantry’s will be at Churchwell Park in Sandusky from 4pm until 4:40pm, New Jerusalem Church in Sandusky from 4:50pm until 5:30pm, and then at Orlando Pace Park in Sandusky from 5:50pm until 6:30pm.

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – OHgo will be distributing free food including fresh produce, perishable food items, breads and more. They’ll be at the OHgo Warehouse in Sandusky. The truck arrives between 9:45am and 10:15am, distributing starts shortly after.

Now through the end of the month – The American Red Cross is in need of blood donations, and they are offering a $20 Amazon Gift Card to anyone who comes out to donate. For more information, or to schedule an appointment please visit RedCrossBlood.org or you can use their Red Cross Blood Donor App.

February 2024

Friday 16th – Sandusky Central Catholic School is having their Fish Fry Fridays with Lake Erie Perch from 4pm until 7:30pm at the Holy Angels Parish Hall. Dinners are $22.

Friday 16th – It’s Preschool Storytime at the Milan Public Library from 10:30am until 11am. You can listen to stories, sing, dance, and make a craft. For children ages two through five. For more information, please call 419-499-4117.

Friday 16th – It’s Music and Movement at the Norwalk Public Library from 10am until 10:30am. Develop large motor and listening skills while exercising the body and mind. For children ages 2 through 5. For more information, please call 419-668-6063.

Friday 16th – The Christian Singles Fellowship is having a Valentine’s Dinner at Out Back Steak House in Sandusky starting at 6:15pm. Contact Karson for a reservation by calling 419-433-0085. 

Friday 16th – It’s a Fish Fry dinner at the LaGrange Ohio Lions Club. Perch dinners, shrimp dinners, and hot dog dinners are all available. They come with French fries and coleslaw. Dinners are every Friday now through the end of March from 4:30pm until 7:30pm. There will also be 50/50s, and Super 50/50s with the winner drawn on March 29th. Dinners are drive-thru and cash only.

Friday 16thIt’s Duck, Duck, Goose at the Wyandot MetroPark in Huron. Join the fun between 4pm and 5:30pm and come out to see the different ducks and geese visiting the bay. Binoculars will be available to borrow. All ages are welcome, no registration is required.

Friday 16th – The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at the Sandusky High School from 9am until 2pm. For more information, or to schedule an appointment please visit RedCrossBlood.org or you can use their Red Cross Blood Donor App.

Saturday 17th – It’s the Dungeons and Dragons Club at the Norwalk Public Library from 11am until 1pm. Embark on a quest in a fantasy realm where your fate depends on the roll of the dice and the only limit is your imagination. Adventurers of any skill level are welcome. Registration is required. For 6th through 12th grades.

-12pm – 1pm. Adult Book Club. Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen.  For more information, please call 419-668-6063.

Saturday 17th – It’s the Osborn MetroPark Run! You can come out and walk or run this enjoyable 5K through the park. Meetup time for the event is at 8:45am and the run starts at 9am. This event is friendly to all ages. Kids and dogs can join too. Registration should be completed through the ParkRun website.

Saturday 17th – The Berlin Heights Public Library will be holding a talk program about President Rutherford B. Hayes. Come and hear about the historical interpretations of his legacy from 12pm until 1pm. For more information, please call 419-499-4117.

Saturday 17th – It’s Coffee & Conversations at the Huron Public library from 10am until 11am. Join the Huron Township Trustees for a little coffee and conversation at Huron Public Library! For more information, please call 419-433-5009.

Saturday 17th – The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at the Collins Church in Collins from 8am until 1pm. For more information, or to schedule an appointment please visit RedCrossBlood.org or you can use their Red Cross Blood Donor App.

Sunday 18th – It’s an All you can eat French toast, pancake, and sausage breakfast at the Wakeman Masonic Lodge. It’ll be from 9am until 1:30pm. There will also be a bake sale. Donations are accepted.

Sunday 18th – It’s an All you can eat French toast, pancake, and sausage breakfast at the Wakeman Masonic Lodge. It’ll be from 9am until 1:30pm. There will also be a bake sale. Donations are accepted.

Monday 19th – The Erie County Health Department and Sandusky City Schools are holding a community event from 8am until 8pm at Sandusky Intermediate School on Hayes Ave. offering a variety of services and resources for residents. There will be free medical and dental screenings, information about job opportunities, community resources, and options for immunizations. Individuals ages 12 and up who receive covid or flu shots between noon and 6pm will receive a $100 gift card. For more information, please call 567-867-5174.

Monday 19th – The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at the First United Methodist Church in Norwalk From 1:30pm until 7pm For more information, or to schedule an appointment please visit RedCrossBlood.org or you can use their Red Cross Blood Donor App.

Tuesday 20th – The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at the First Presbyterian Church in Huron from 1pm until 6pm. For more information, or to schedule an appointment please visit RedCrossBlood.org or you can use their Red Cross Blood Donor App.

Tuesday 20th – High Quality Hangs at the Norwalk Public Library from 4pm until 6pm. Compete in a coloring contest and play Nintendo Switch or tabletop board games. Registration is required. For 6th through 8th grades. For more information, please call 419-668-6063.

Tuesday 20th – The Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio is holding a drive-thru mobile food pantry at Willard Parks and Rec from 3pm until 5pm.

Tuesday 20th – It’s the Essential Pantry at the First Baptist Church in Vermilion, from 11am until 1pm and then from 5pm until 6:30pm. They provide basic, essential items free of charge for people who can’t afford them. Those items include toothbrushes and toothpaste, razorblades, soap, shampoo, feminine hygiene products and more. The pantry is every third Tuesday of each month. You can find more information on their Facebook page

Tuesday 20thIt’s Stay and Play at the Milan Public library from 10am until 10:45am. Use music and movement to engage in play that helps foster early learning. For children ages one through four.

– 4pm – 4:30pm. Crafternoon. For kindergarten through 3rd grade. For more information, please call 419-499-4117.

Tuesday 20th – It’s the Stitch Niche Crochet Club at the Huron Public Library starting at 3pm. Do you love to crochet or would you like to learn how? Meet up and share current yarn projects, get help from Library staff, or just enjoy being in the company of other crafters. Bring a project or start a new one. Supplies will be provided.

– 4pm. Virtual Author Talk. Hell of a Book by Jason Mott.

– 6pm. Chess With Paul Sherwood. All ages and abilities are welcome. For more information, please call 419-433-5009.

Wednesday 21st – The Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio is holding a drive-thru mobile food pantry at Brookside High School in Sheffield from 4:30pm until 6pm.

Wednesday 21st – It’s the Adult Book Club at the Norwalk Public Library from 4:30pm until 5:30pm. To participate in discussion, read Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen. Books are available at our Main Desk.

– 4:30pm – 5:30pm. Catch the Sun. After listening to a reading of The Sun Shines Everywhere, create suncatchers and experiment with rainbows in a jar. Registration is required. For kindergarten through 2nd grades. For more information, please call 419-668-6063.

Wednesday 21st – It’s time to Dine out for the FUND of it with the Norwalk Area United Fund at the Pizza Post. A portion of the proceeds for the night will be donated to the United Fund’s 2024 Campaign “Give S’more.”

Wednesday 21st – It’s the Adult Book Club at the Milan Public Library from 6:30pm until 7:30pm. February’s selection is The Finder of Forgotten Things by Sarah Loudin Thomas. Books are at the help desk. All are welcome! For more information, please call 419-499-4117.

Wednesday 21st – It’s Stay and Play Time at the Huron Public Library from 10:30am until noon. Families with babies and toddlers are invited to the children’s play area for a read aloud story, followed by a chance to play with the Library’s STEAM cart of educational toys.

– 4pm. STEAM Team. For kindergarten through 2nd grades.

– 4pm. STEAM Team 2.0. For 3rd through 6th grades.

– 5:30pm. Real Reads Book Discussion group. Never Give Up: A Prairie Family’s Story by Tom Brokaw. This group discussion is off-site at Jim’s Pizza Box. For more information, please call 419-433-5009.

Thursday 22nd – The Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio is holding a drive-thru mobile food pantry at the Lorain High School from 4pm until 5:30pm.

Thursday 22ndIt’s Storytime at the Norwalk Public Library from 10am until 10:30am. Encourage a love of reading and learning with the library as they introduce your little one to books, rhymes, and songs. For children up to age 5. For more information, please call 419-668-6063.

Thursday 22nd – It’s the Second Harvest Food Bank’s 2024 Harvest for Hunger Campaign kickoff event at the Second Harvest location from 4pm until 6pm. They will be talking about information regarding the collection and distribution of funds and food. You can meet with staff and learn how you can help Second Harvest with their goals. For more information, please call 440-434-2444 or go to SecondHarvestFoodBank.org

Thursday 22nd – It’s the Girls Who Code Coding Club at the Huron Public Library starting at 4pm. Interested in coding and making new friends? Join GWC! This club aims to close the gender gap in science and technology by teaching computer skills to girls in a supportive environment. Boys may also register. Participants should attend all dates. For 6th through 9th grades. For more information, please call 419-433-5009.

Thursday 22nd – The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at the Erie County Commissioners in Sandusky from 8:30am until 2pm. For more information, or to schedule an appointment please visit RedCrossBlood.org or you can use their Red Cross Blood Donor App.

Friday 23rd – The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at Firelands Health in Sandusky from 11am until 5pm. For more information, or to schedule an appointment please visit RedCrossBlood.org or you can use their Red Cross Blood Donor App.

Friday 23rd – Sandusky Central Catholic School is having their Fish Fry Fridays with Lake Erie Perch from 4pm until 7:30pm at the Holy Angels Parish Hall. Dinners are $22.

Friday 23rd – It’s Preschool Storytime at the Milan Public Library from 10:30am until 11am. You can listen to stories, sing, dance, and make a craft. For children ages two through five. For more information, please call 419-499-4117.

Friday 23rd – It’s a Fish Fry dinner at the LaGrange Ohio Lions Club. Perch dinners, shrimp dinners, and hot dog dinners are all available. They come with French fries and coleslaw. Dinners are every Friday now through the end of March from 4:30pm until 7:30pm. There will also be 50/50s, and Super 50/50s with the winner drawn on March 29th. Dinners are drive-thru and cash only.

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th – It’s the North Coast Building Industry Association Home & Remodeling Show at the Emerald Event Center in Avon. Hours for the event are from 9am until 5pm on Saturday and 10am until 3pm on Sunday. You can come out and connect with top professionals and learn tricks for your home projects. Admission and parking for this event are free.

Saturday 24th – It’s the Osborn MetroPark Run! You can come out and walk or run this enjoyable 5K through the park. Meetup time for the event is at 8:45am and the run starts at 9am. This event is friendly to all ages. Kids and dogs can join too. Registration should be completed through the ParkRun website.

Saturday 24th – The Christian Singles Fellowship is having a swimming get together at the Norwalk Recreation Center starting at 3pm. They’ll be having dinner at East of Chicago Pizza afterwards. For more information, please call 419-433-0085. 

Saturday 24th – The Milan Public library is holding a presentation about the Tuskegee Airmen: Heroes of the 332nd Fighter Group from noon until 1pm. The program will cover the history and policies related to these young American Heroes. For more information, please call 419-499-4117.

Sunday 25th – The Norwalk Eagles Club #711 is holding a pancake breakfast fundraiser for the Ohio State School for the Blind. It’ll be from 8am until noon. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 5 and under. The menu includes an omelet station, French toast, sausage, potatoes, biscuits and gravy, coffee, and juice.

Monday 26th – Its Milan’s Morning Moment at the Milan Public Library from 10am until 11am. This month’s selection is With Love from London by Sarah Jio. The books are available at the library.

– 11am – noon. Intro to Hoopla BingePasses. For more information, please call 419-499-4117.

Monday 26th – It’s Twist and Shout at the Berlin Height Public Library from 10:30am until 11am. Dance, sing, and play instruments with your friends at the library! This program is intended for children under 5 and their caregivers. 

– 3pm – 3:30pm. Mellow Mondays. For ages 8 through 14. For more information, please call 419-499-4117.

Monday 26th – The Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio is holding a drive-thru mobile food pantry at Ely Stadium in Elyria from 4pm until 5:30pm.

Monday 26th – It’s Mahjong Mondays at the Huron Public Library starting at 11:30am. Join local players for a friendly game. Beginners are welcome.

– 2:45pm. After School Gaming Club.

– 4pm. Teen Library Council. For 7th through 12th grades.

– 7pm. Mystery Book Group. New members are always welcome. For more information, please call 419-433-5009.

Monday 26th – It’s Paint Pouring at the Huron Public Library from 6pm until 7pm. Create a unique piece of canvas art with acrylic paint and pouring techniques. Registration is required. For more information, please call 419-668-6063.

Tuesday 27th – Its Trivia Night with the Huron Public Library AT the Glass Bar from 7pm until 8:30pm. Join the library at The Glass Bar for pub trivia and themed cocktails.

-6pm – 7pm. Pete the Cat Party. Boogie on the groovy dance floor, craft cat ears, enjoy a special StoryTime, find Pete’s missing buttons, and paint a picture with shoes. This event is for families. For more information, please call 419-668-6063.

Tuesday 27thIt’s Stay and Play at the Milan Public library from 10am until 10:45am. Use music and movement to engage in play that helps foster early learning. For children ages one through four.

– 4pm – 4:30pm. Winter Bingo. For kindergarten through 3rd grade. For more information, please call 419-499-4117.

Tuesday 27th – It’s Family Storytime at the Huron Public Library starting at 6:30pm. All ages are welcome. These story times engage your little ones in a variety of ways that stimulate the development of early literacy skills through books, flannel boards, songs, stories, and much more. For more information, please call 419-433-5009.

Tuesday 27th – The Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio is holding a drive-thru mobile food pantry at the Galion School campus from 4pm until 5:30pm.

Wednesday 28th – It’s time to Dine out for the FUND of it with the Norwalk Area United Fund at Bluto’s Home Town Tavern. A portion of the proceeds for the night will be donated to the United Fund’s 2024 Campaign “Give S’more.”

Wednesday 28th – It’s the Kids Best Book Club Ever at the Norwalk Public Library from 4:30pm until 5:30pm. To participate in discussion and trivia games, read The Dark Lord’s Daughter by Patricia C. Wrede. Books are available in the Children’s Room. Registration is required. For 4th through 7th grades. For more information, please call 419-668-6063.

Wednesday 28th – It’s the Teen Cooking Challenge at the Huron Public Library. Kits can be picked up all day during operating hours. Registration is required. For 7th through 12th grades.

– 10am OR 11am. Babies and Toddler Time.

– 1:30pm. Preschool Storytime. For children ages 3.5 to 5 without a caregiver.

– 2pm. Virtual Author Talk. Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott.

– 6:30pm. Euchre night. Please bring a deck of cards if possible. For more information, please call 419-433-5009.

Thursday 29thIt’s Storytime at the Norwalk Public Library from 10am until 10:30am. Encourage a love of reading and learning with the library as they introduce your little one to books, rhymes, and songs. For children up to age 5. For more information, please call 419-668-6063.

Thursday 29th – It’s an Author Talks at the Milan Public Library from 6:30pm until 7:30pm. Helen Marketti will be discussing her recent book The Long & Winding Phone. For more information, please call 419-499-4117.

Thursday 29th – The Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio is holding a drive-thru mobile food pantry at Oakwood Park in Lorain from 4pm until 5:30pm.

Thursday 29th – It’s an All day long Leap Day celebration at the Huron Public Library. Leap day activities will be spread out throughout the library for children to do. (The Leap Day craft kit is also tied into this event.)

– 4pm. Girls Who Code Coding Club. Boys may also register. Participants should attend all dates. For 6th through 9th grades. For more information, please call 419-433-5009.

Thursday 29th – OHgo is hosting a pop-up pantry at Foxborough Park in Sandusky from 4pm until 5pm.

Community Organization News and Info

The Enrichment Centers for Huron County are asking for caring individuals to sponsor meals for seniors in Huron County. Your donation of $25 will provide hot meals to a senior for a week. If you would like to help sponsors a senior or seniors you can send a check to the Enrichments Centers of go to their website SFAConnection.org and click on the donate button.

Oberlin Community Services are now allowing people to have more control with their weekly choice food pantry. The in-person choice pantry runs from 1:30-3:45 p.m. each Friday at 285 S. Professor St., Oberlin. Drive-up food distributions, featuring pre-built food boxes, are held from 1:30pm until 5pm. on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 440-774-6579. 

The Norwalk and Huron Public Libraries are participating in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Children from birth until age 5 can receive a free book each month. Visit ohioimaginationlibrary.org to enroll your child today!

The Erie County Board of Developmental Disabilities is in need of care providers and they are asking the community for caring individuals to become direct service professionals. In doing so, you can play a meaningful role in the lives of those with disabilities. For more information about becoming a care provider, please call the board at 419-626-0208 or visit their website.

The Norwalk Public Library is seeking AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers. They wish to become an AARP Tax-Aide site in the future but they need volunteers to make it happen. No prior tax knowledge is needed, anyone with a passion for helping others is welcome to join them with this. For more information, please call 419-668-6063.

Girl Scout Troops are open and you’re invited to join for FREE virtual events! Go to gsneo.org/join to join Girl Scouts or to register for an event and watch your girl’s confidence and self-esteem boost as she makes a difference not only in her community, but the world!

Victory Kitchen in Sandusky is providing hot meals for breakfast and lunch, prepared fresh daily, for patrons to take home.  Along with the hot food, they are providing one bag of food per adult and child, each.  If you would like to make a donation, monetarily or product, please call 419-627-8732 and speak with a staff member.  Thank you for your continued support and God Bless!

The Huron County Sheriff’s Office is implementing Project Lifesaver. Which is a project designed to protect and locate missing persons who have wandered from their homes. Through the use of a wristband with a unique radio frequency. They will monitor the program and participants, oversee battery replacement, and insure the system is operating properly. For more information please call the Huron County Board of Developmental Disabilities 419-668-8840.

Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio is looking for donations to help get food into the hands of those who need it as well as volunteers to sort and re-pack food, help on-site distribution, office work and more.  Go to secondharvestfoodbank.org to donate online and to learn more information.  To find programs that help families at risk for hunger in every community, click on the Charity Directory.  Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio is and Equal Opportunity Provider.

The Huron Historical Society is proud and excited to announce the release of Explore Huron History, an interactive digital platform of historical photographs and videos of Huron from its archive. The website includes annotated photos and videos allowing viewers to test their knowledge of local history. Brought to you by support from grants and donors. Visit their website thehuronhistoricalsociety.org.

Health and Wellness/Covid-19 Information

Family Health Services has a full-scale primary care office inside Sandusky City Schools. Your child can get wellness visits, return-to-school notes, sports physicals, immunizations and more without leaving the building. Information to schedule you student can be found at the Sandusky City Schools website under the families tab.

The Erie County Board of Developmental Disabilities is in need of care providers and they are asking the community for caring individuals to become direct service professionals. In doing so, you can play a meaningful role in the lives of those with disabilities. For more information about becoming a care provider, please call the board at 419-626-0208 or visit their website.

The Huron County Board of Mental Health and Addiction Services’ goal is to decrease stigma associated with mental health and to provide services and support for those who need them.  To be linked with local supports and services please call 419-681-6268 or the Huron County Crisis Hotline at 800-826-1306 or text 4HOPE to 741-741. The Board wants to remind anyone who may be struggling that “you are not alone; you matter, and don’t give up”.

The Huron County Support Line is a free, non-judgmental, non-emergency support line available to every person in the county.  Individuals can call to get support and learn about available mental health and recovery resources. The Support Line is staffed by behavioral health professionals who are trained to help. The Support Line is staffed 7 days a week, 8am until 10pm. Call 567-743-7155.

Huron County’s Peer Wellness Center is a welcoming and compassionate place to connect and is available to help anyone looking for recovery resources, answers to questions, peer support and more.  Call 567-743-7130 or drop by in person at 2 Oak Street in Norwalk.

Brightview Sandusky is a comprehensive addiction treatment center where they provide outpatient services, including treatment and care for patients battling substance use disorder. They incorporate medication as a treatment alongside individual and group counseling, group therapy, social service support and more. They have caring staff who answer the phones 24 hours per day. If you or a loved one has questions about treatment options, you can walk into the center or call 888-502-4571.

The Animal House Sober Club First Steps Recovery Meeting happens every Wednesday at 7pm and is an open recovery meeting for ANYONE ready to start their journey! The Animal House Sober Club is located in Bellevue and is a safe sober club that hosts functions each day of the week.