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Community Events

 

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”.

 

Now through December. The Huron County Veteran Service Commission is offering any Huron County veteran, surviving spouse, Gold Star families, and a guest free admission and transportation to the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus. The trips are on the second Wednesday of every month. Reservations must be made by calling 419-668-4150.

  

Going on now through August 31st – The American Red Cross is in need of blood donations as supplies have shrank nearly 20% in recent weeks. Anyone who donates by the end of the month will be entered to win gas for a year and will also receive a $10 e-gift card to a merchant of choice. You can get more information at rcblood.org/fuel.

 

Now through September 4th – The Vermilion Art Guild is presenting their “Splash on the Lake” art show featuring paintings, photography, jewelry, ceramics and more! It’ll be at 685 Main Street in Vermilion from 10am until 4pm Mondays through Thursday and from noon until 4pm on Fridays through Sundays.

 

Now through September 5th – It’s the Shipwrecked Flea Market! Going on each weekend throughout the summer come visit the Shipwrecked Flea Market, across the street from Monsoon Lagoon. There will be lots of booths, stands, and more than 40 vendors. For more information, please call 419-341-4285 or visit their Facebook page.

 

August 2022 

 

Monday 15thIt’s Movies by the Bay at the Jackson Street Pier in Sandusky. Starting at 7pm this Monday’s movie will be Rock Dog. Movies by the Bay are sponsored by the Wightman-Weiber Celebration Safety Fair & Kids Fun Festival Committee. 

  

Monday 15th – At the Milan Public Library it’s the Planner Society: Altered Paperclips from 6pm until 7pm. Use Scraps to turn bland, ordinary paperclips into beautiful, giftable stationary accessories. Registration is required. For more information, please call 419-499-4117. 

 

Monday 15th – At the Huron Public Library it’s the Mystery Book Group at 7pm. Discuss a variety of mystery books from authors around the world. Books are available at the Library. This month’s book is Death by Dumpling, by Vivien Chen. For more information, please call 419-433-5009. 

  

Tuesday 16th – At the Huron Public Library its Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia at 6pm. For more information, please call 419-433-5009. 

 

Tuesday 16th – At the Milan Public Library it’s the Toddler Drive-In from 10:30am until 11:30am. If you can’t get to the drive-in this summer with your toddler, no problem! Come to the library where you and your little one can create your own “car” out of a box, and then stay for an animated children’s book on the big screen. There will be popcorn and juice boxes. For children ages 2 through 4. Registration is required. For more information, please call 419-499-4117. 

 

Tuesday 16th – It’s the Essential Pantry at the First Baptist Church in Vermilion, from 11am until 1pm and then from 5pm until 7pm. 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 will be every third Tuesday of each month. You can get more information at their Facebook page.

 

Tuesday 16th – It’s Market in The Park at Suhr Park in Norwalk featuring lots of local artisans, crafters, farmers, bakers, food trucks and live music.  It’ll be from 4pm until 7pm on the first and third Tuesday of each month now through October. For more information, please call 419-362-8858. 

   

Wednesday 17th – At the Huron Public Library its Real Reads Nonfiction Book Club at 3pm. Join this monthly book club featuring nonfiction books and biographies. Books are available at the Library. This month’s book is On Tyranny (Graphic Edition) by Timothy Snyder.  

-3pm – 5pm. Huron Historical Society Open Hours. For more information, please call 419-433-5009. 

  

Wednesday 17th – The Second Harvest Food Bank is having a Mobile Food Pantry at Brookside High School in Sheffield from 4:30pm until 6pm. 

 

Wednesday 17th – At the Milan Public Library it’s the Adult Book Club: All the Little Hopes from 6:30am until 7:30pm. Don’t let summer slip by without taking time for yourself and this captivating read. This month, join for a discussion about All the Little Hopes by Leah Weiss. The books are available at the front desk. No registration is required, and all are welcome. For more information, please call 419-499-4117. 

 

Thursday 18th – At the Huron Public Library it’s the Book Exchange Book Group at 7pm. Join this monthly book club featuring popular and eclectic books. Books are available at the library. This month’s book is Gone to the Woods by Gary Paulsen. For more information, please call 419-433-5009. 

 

Thursday 18th – At the Milan Public Library it’s the Hobby Hangout from 6pm until 8pm. Interested in crafting miniatures? From wargames to dollhouses to displays, miniature figures can be used in a variety of fun and rewarding activities. Beginners and experienced crafters are welcome. Supplies will be provided! Feel free to bring your own project or pick one up at the library. For more information, please call 419-499-4117. 

 

Thursday 18th – The Sandusky Mall is having a job fair for stores in the mall from 10am until 7pm. There will be in-person interviews as well as online applications will be accepted. For more information, including participating stores, please visit Sandusky-Mall.com.

 

Thursday 18th – The Second Harvest Food Bank is having a Mobile Food Pantry at Lorain High School in Lorain from 4:30pm until 6pm. 

 

Thursday 18th – It’s the Adult Book Club at the Berlin Public Library from 6:30pm until 7:30pm. Don’t let summer slip by without taking time for yourself and this captivating read. This month, join for a discussion about All the Little Hopes by Leah Weiss. Books are available at the front desk. Everyone is welcome and no registration is required. For more information, please call 419-499-4117. 

 

Thursday 18thIt’s 3rd Thursdays in Downtown Vermilion, featuring over 30 local bands playing many different genres including rock, pop, jazz, country and more! Come on out and do some shopping and grab some food. The music begins at 5pm and goes until dusk. 3rd Thursdays are sponsored by the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce. 

 

Saturday 20th – The Christian Singles Fellowship is taking a trip to the Tiffin Flea Market with a 10am carpool meet up at North Point Baptist Church. Bring a packed lunch and have dinner at an area restaurant later. Bring the kids and shop till you drop. For more information, please call 419-433-0085. 

 

Saturday 20th – It’s the 6th Annual Shiloh Car Show in downtown Shiloh from noon until 3pm. There is a $10 registration fee – proceeds will benefit local nonprofit organizations. There will be special awards, trophies, dash plaques, goodie bags, raffles, a 50/50, food, and live music with Johnny C. All years, makes and models are welcome including race cars, motorcycles, and kids power wheels.

 

Sunday 21st through Sunday 28th – Farm Credit Mid-America, Rural 1st, and the Lorain County Fair are partnering together for “Fight Hunger, Stock the Trailer” to collect non-perishable food donations in a friendly competition to help out junior fairs across Ohio. The County Fair that collects the most items will win $5000 to assist their local 4-H-ers!

 

Sunday 21st – It’s the 65th Halupki Festival at the Holy Assumption Orthodox Church in Marblehead. Admission is free and there will be free shuttle parking nearby. The Carpatho-Russian dinner begins at 11:30am, and the Eastern European ala carte starts at 2pm. There will also be live polka music, historic church tours, Herman Halupki’s Craft Fest featuring more than 35 different vendors, and more.

 

Sunday 21st – The Norwalk Public Schools Alumni Association is bringing back its All-Classes Reunion at Norwalk High School from 1pm until 4pm. There will be light snacks and beverages. This event is free and open to any former student and staff of Norwalk Public Schools. For more information, please call 419-681-5239.

 

Monday 22nd – It’s the Huron County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society meeting at 7pm. The topic of the meeting will be “An Introduction to Online Research in Alsace-Lorraine” featuring speaker Lauren E. Kuntzman, manager of the Family History and Learning Center at the Medina County District Library. The meeting will be at the Laning-Young Research Center in Norwalk. The meetings are free, and guests are welcome. 

 

Monday 22nd – It’s Movies by the Bay at the Jackson Street Pier in Sandusky. Starting at 7pm this Monday’s movies will be Sing 1 and 2. Movies by the Bay are sponsored by the Wightman-Weiber Celebration Safety Fair & Kids Fun Festival Committee. 

 

Monday 22nd – At the Huron Public Library its Medicare 101 with Bob St. Clair at 7pm. For more information, please call 419-433-5009. 

 

Monday 22ndIt’s the Back to School Bash at the Berlin Public Library from 2pm until 3pm. Join in on one last hurrah before going back to school! Come decorate pencil pouches and notebooks, as well as make backpack tags. There will be snacks, drinks, and supply giveaways! For 3rd through 6th grades, registration is required. For more information, please call 419-499-4117. 

 

Monday 22nd – At the Milan Public Library it’s Milan’s Morning Moment: The Personal Librarian from 10am until 11am. Don’t close the book on summer until you open up this month’s novel. Pick up your copy of The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict at the library circulation desk. Join us for a cup of coffee, muffins, and good conversation. All are welcome. For more information, please call 419-499-4117. 

 

Monday 22nd – At the Milan Public Library it’s the Teen Book Club from 6pm until 7pm. Are you a teen that loves to read? Come join for snacks and a discussion about this month’s book selection: Hatchet by Gary Pulson. For more information, please call 419-499-4117. 

 

Monday 22nd – Family Health Services will be at Care n Share in Sandusky from 1:30pm until 3:30pm offering screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar, and ear health checks. 

 

Monday 22nd – At the Milan Public Library its Phone Photography & Editing Basics from 11am until noon. Interested in taking better looking photos with your phone without having to pay for fancy apps? Learn basic photo composition rules, and find free, easy to use apps to help your on-the-go snapshots into wall-worthy art. For more information, please call 419-499-4117. 

 

Tuesday 23rd – The Second Harvest Food Bank is having a Mobile Food Pantry at Willard Parks & Rec in Willard from 3pm until 5pm. 

 

Tuesday 23rd – At the Huron Public Library it’s Chess with Paul Sherwood at 6pm. Learn how to play or practice your skills. All ages are welcome. For more information, please call 419-433-5009. 

 

Tuesday 23rdIt’s Tuesday Trivia at the Berlin Public Library from 3pm until 4pm. Test your knowledge of books, film, music and other pop culture related trivia! For more information, please call 419-499-4117. 

 

Wednesday 24th – At the Huron Public Library it’s the Huron Historical Society Open Hours from 3pm until 5pm.  

-7pm Euchre Night. For more information, please call 419-433-5009. 

  

Wednesday 24th – It’s Perler Palooza at the Berlin Public Library from 3pm until 4pm. Join for an afternoon of Perler Bead Crafting. Use colorful beads to create magnets or keychains in your favorite 8-bit-style shapes. Materials will be provided. Anyone ages 11 through 18 are welcome.  For more information, please call 419-499-4117. 

 

Thursday 25th – The Second Harvest Food Bank is having a Mobile Food Pantry at Oakwood Park in Lorain from 2pm until 4pm. 

 

Thursday 25th – At the Huron Public Library it’s Connecting with Your Spirit Guides with Travis Sanders at 7pm. Local medium Travis Sanders will discuss the roles our spirit guides and guardians play within our lives. Registration is required. For more information, please call 419-433-5009. 

 

Friday 26th and Saturday 27th – It’s the Bluegrass Benefit for the Central Ohio Bluegrass Association at the New London Reservoir Campground. The hours are Friday from 4pm until 9pm and Saturday from 10am until 10pm. There will be over 7 bands, campfires, picnics, bingo, pull tabs, and vendors. Also, an open mic on Friday night at 9pm. For more information, please call 419-571-4077. 

 

Friday 26th – At the Huron Public Library its Firelands Free Health Screenings from 10am until noon. Firelands offers free screenings, including blood pressure tests, information about breast health, and assistance scheduling mammograms. For more information, please call 419-433-5009. 

 

Friday 26th It’s CLI Incorporated’s 2022 Cornhole Tournament Series. It’ll be at 38 West Seminary behind Suhr Park in Norwalk from 5pm until 9pm. The cost is $25 per team or $50 per team and includes one raffle ticket. 

  

Friday 26th – It’s the 35th Annual Charity Golf Scramble for Habitat for Humanity of Ottawa County. It’ll be at Hidden Hills Golf Club with an 8am shotgun start. It’s $260 for team entry, there will be door prizes, raffles and skill prizes, hot dogs on the turn, and BBQ chicken for lunch. Please call 419-734-7074 for more questions or reservations. All proceeds will be used to build affordable homes for Ottawa County families. 

 

Friday 26th – The Christian Singles Fellowship is having a bike and bible night at Karson’s home at 6:15pm. Barbeque chicken will be provided, please bring a covered dish or dessert and pop to share. Also bring the kids for some physical and spiritual exercise. For more information, please call 419-433-0085. 

 

Saturday 27th – At the Milan Public Library it’s Pretty/Funny: Women Comedians and Body Politics from noon until 1pm. Join as Linda Mizejewski of The Ohio State University discusses how women’s comedy has long been a prime spot for women to talk back and break taboos in mainstream popular culture. For more information, please call 419-499-4117. 

 

Saturday 27th The First Presbyterian Church in Sandusky is bringing back their free Community Breakfasts on the Second and Fourth Saturdays of each month. They will be at the Church on Jackson Street from 9:30am until 11am. More information can be found at their Facebook Page. 

 

Sunday 28th – The Erie County Farm Bureau is presenting the Classic Tractor Cruise-In from 2pm until 4pm in the Milan Square. This event is open to the public. There will also be a kids pedal pull contest, and free Toft’s ice cream while supplies last. For pre-registration, please call 440-877-0706. 

 

Sunday 28th – It’s the Bismark Senior and Community Center’s Annual Festival in Bellevue from 11am until 2pm. Lunch will be served until 1pm and includes chicken noodle soup, shredded chicken and pulled pork sandwiches, baked bean, macaroni salad, Cole slaw and dessert. Events include the car, truck, tractor, and motorcycle show, euchre tournament, live music cornhole tournament and more! For more information, please visit their Facebook Page. 

 

Sunday 28th – It’s The Rat Pack and More, live at the Norwalk Eagles Club at 6:30pm. Come out and relive the days of the rat Pack with Las Vegas’ most famous entertainers from the 1960s. Tickets are $25 or VIP for $250. Proceeds go to the Enrichment Center of Huron County.

 

Monday 29th – At the Huron Public Library it’s the American Red Cross Blood Drive from 12:30pm until 6pm. For more information, please call 419-433-5009. 

 

Monday 29th – At the Milan Public Library it’s the American Red Cross Blood Drive from 1am until 4pm. “The Need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give Blood.” Please stop by to donate blood. For more information about donating blood, please call 4-800-589-2286 FREE. 

 

Monday 29th – The Second Harvest Food Bank is having a Mobile Food Pantry at Ely Stadium in Elyria from 4pm until 5:30pm. 

 

Tuesday 30thIt’s Tuesday Trivia at the Berlin Public Library from 3pm until 4pm. Test your knowledge of books, film, music and other pop culture related trivia! For more information, please call 419-499-4117. 

 

Wednesday 31st – At the Huron Public Library it’s the Huron Historical Society Open Hours from 3pm until 5pm.  

-6pm. Getting to Know Your Smartphone. Want to know what all those settings mean? Learn how to navigate your Smartphone for everyday use. Registration is required. For more information, please call 419-433-5009. 

 

Wednesday 31st – At the Milan Public Library its Battle of the Books Practice from 6:30pm until 7pm. Battle of the Books team members will participate in a practice round for the upcoming competition. For more information, please call 419-499-4117. 

 

Wednesday 31st – The Second Harvest Food Bank is having a Mobile Food Pantry at the Galion School Campus in Galion from 4pm until 5:30pm. 

 

Wednesday 31st – It’s the Mario Kart Tournament at the Berlin Public Library from 3pm until 4pm. Young adult racers ages 11 through 18 are welcome to start your engines and compete in this Nintendo Switch Mario Kart Tournament. The winner will receive a grand prize. For more information, please call 419-499-4117. 

 

Community Organization News and Info

 

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.

 

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.

 

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!

 

Huron County is 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 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

 

The Vue Banquet & Event Center in Bellevue is holding a family support group every Tuesday. It’ll be at 6:30pm at the back entrance. These meetings will address the disease of addiction, beginning recovery, setting boundaries, handling grief, and more. “The hardest part is walking through the door, but you’ll be glad you did.”

 

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 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.

  

Mental Health and Recovery Board of Erie & Ottawa County COVID CareLine is here to help anyone feeling stressed out in our world today.  Call 1-800-720-9616.

 

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.

 

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.