Country Calendar

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Community Events

  

May is mental Health Month. 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.

 

Registration is open for Healthy Kids Running Series, which is a 5 week running program in the spring and fall for kids in pre-k through 8th grade. Races will take place at Sofios Park in Norwalk. Registration cost is $40 and covers the cost of all 5 weeks on the series. For more information, and to register online please go to HealthKidsRunningSeries.org.

 

Now through Tuesday 31st – Willard’s Trinity Lutheran Church is holding a Food Drive. They are looking for items including: canned fruits and vegetables, pasta, snack size chips, canned soups and more. The food drive is sponsored by Premier Bank of Willard and food items can also be dropped off at the bank. Free meals will also be served on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Church.

   

May 2022 

   

Now through Sunday 29th – It’s the Rise Above: Tuskegee Airmen & WASP Exhibit. It’ll be at the Lakeside Schoolhouse at Lakeside Chautauqua. With hours each day, there are plenty of opportunities to go and see the fully functional mobile movie theater with showings of Rise Above, an original short. The dynamic 160-degree panoramic screen creates the feeling of soaring in the sky. 

   

Friday 27th – The Christian Singles Fellowship is having their Bike & Bible Night at 6:15pm at Karson’s home. Dinner will be Barbecued ribs. Bring a covered dish or dessert and pop to share. Bring the kids for some physical and spiritual exercise. For more information, call Karson at 419-433-0085. 

    

Friday 27th – It’s the Veteran’s Barbeque sponsored by the Huron County Veteran Service Office. Veterans and their spouses are invited to the Expo building at the Huron County fairgrounds from 11am until 1pm.

 

Friday 27th – Come and Kayak with the Birds with Erie MetroParks. It’s at The Enchanted Cottage in Huron from 5pm until 7pm. Paddle around the Sandusky Bay and search for some migratory birds that may still be in the area. For ages 12 and up. Registration is required. 

  

Saturday 28th – 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. 

   

Saturday 28th – It’s the Dungeons & Dragons Club at the Norwalk Public Library design a unique character and embark on an epic quest with fellow adventurers. No experience is required. For grades 6 through 12. Registration is required for this event. For more information, please call 419-668-6063. 

   

Sunday 29th – It’s the Avon Lake Towne Center’s Cruise Nights! The Car show starts at 4pm and goes until dusk. All makes and models are welcome, and there’ll be food and music! 

    

Sunday 29th – It’s Edison Woods BioBlitz with Erie MetroParks. Come out to Edison Woods Metro Park from 9:30am until 11 am. Find, photograph, and document all kinds of wildlife with park naturalists. For ages 13 and up, registration is required.  

    

Sunday 29th – The Brownhelm Historical Association is having their Brownhelm Memorial Day Parade. It’ll be on Claus Road by the Brownhelm Cemetery starting at 1:30pm. The Amherst American Legion will be leading “the Shortest Parade in Town” followed by the Brownhelm 4-H Club, antique cars, tractors and more! 

  

Tuesday 31st – It’s “What is… The Best Book Club Ever” at the Norwalk Public Library starting at 4:30pm. To join in the discussion and Jeopardy-style trivia contest, please read Pony by R.J Palacio and This Way, Charlie by Caron Levis. These books are available in the Children’s Room. For grades 4 through 8. Registration is required for this event. For more information, please call 419-668-6063. 

  

Tuesday 31st – It’s Taste Buds: Chicken Sandwich Face-Off at the Milan Public Library from 6pm until 7pm. Sample a variety of popular chicken sandwiches and decide which reigns supreme! Registration is required for this event. For more information, please call 419-499-4117. 

  

June 2022 

  

Wednesday 1st – At the Berlin Public Library it’s a Middle School Pizza Party from 3pm until 4pm. Come and enjoy an afternoon filled with pizza, Perler Bead crafts, and PS4 gaming as we celebrate the last week of school and the start of the summer. For more information, please call 419-499-4117. 

    

Wednesday 1stIt’s Adult Craft Day at the Norwalk Public Library starting at 11am. In June, experiment with tissue paper bleeding on canvas. Registration is required. For more information, please call 419-668-6063. 

   

Wednesday 1st – The Huron County Humane Society is hosting bingo on the first Wednesday of each month at the Norwalk Eagles in Norwalk. Doors open at 4:30pm with bingo starting at 5:30pm. There will be cash prizes and hot sandwiches and snacks will be sold as well. It’s open to the public for adults 18 and up. 

   

Wednesday 1st – At the Huron Public Library it’s the Huron Historical Society Open Hours from 3pm until 5pm. For more information, please call 419-433-5009. 

    

Wednesday 1st – It’s Pancakes and sausage for Pyrotechnics at Bistro 163 in Port Clinton. It’ll be from 5pm until 7pm drive through only. Proceeds to benefit the Port Clinton Area Fourth of July Celebration 

    

Thursday 2ndAt the Milan Public Library it’s the Teen Advisory Board from 6pm until 7pm. Is there a certain program you would love to attend at the library? Do you have suggestions for how to improve the library’s teen area or programming? Join the new teen librarian, Katrina, at the Teen Advisory Board Meeting and share your ideas on how to improve the library and plan future programming. For more information, please call 419499-4117. 

   

Thursday 2nd – It’s StoryTime at the Norwalk Public Library starting at 11am. Listen to a selection of picture books and take part in outdoor activities. For ages 0-5. For more information, please call 419-668-6063. 

  

Friday 3rdAt the Huron Public Library its Firelands Free Health Screenings from 10am until 12m. Firelands offers free screenings, including blood pressure tests, information about breast health, and assistance scheduling mammograms. For more information, please call 419-433-5009. 

   

Saturday 4th – Be Strong Uniforms & Learning Center is hosting a Free CPR Class- Friends & Family Community CPR Training Starting at 9am at their location on Whittlesey Avenue in Norwalk. This event happens the first Saturday of Every month. Pre-registration is required for this event. For more information, please visit BeStrongNorwalk.com. 

     

Saturday 4th – At the Huron Public Library it’s Chess with Paul Sherwood starting at 10am. Learn how to play or practice your skills. All ages are welcome.  

-At 10:30am. It’s the Firelands Shutterbugs Photography Club. Share photo successes and failures. Beginners and experts are both welcome. For more information, please call 419-433-5009. 

   

Saturday 4th – The Bronson Norwalk Conservation Club is having a Rib Cook Off at Miller’s Market from 11am until 5pm. It’s to help raise funds for the building of a new dam to better serve all guests and members. Any and all donations are appreciated. 

    

Saturday 4th – The Brownhelm Historical Association is having a gravestone cleaning workshop at the Rugby Cemetery in Vermilion from 9am until 12pm. Participants will learn how to properly clean headstones. The training will be led by BHA’s Cemetery Restoration Crew. For more information, please call 419-656-2958. 

   

Sunday 5th – It’s the Avon Lake Towne Center’s Cruise Nights! The Car show starts at 4pm and goes until dusk. All makes and models are welcome, and there’ll be food and music! 

    

Monday 6th – At the Huron Public Library registration begins at 10am for the Summer Learning Program for adults. For more information, please call 419-433-5009. 

  

Monday 6th – It’s the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Golf Outing at the Catawba Island Club. Check-in begins at 9am with a shot gun start at 10am. The cost is $140 per player and includes green fees, golf cart, box lunch and dinner. 

    

Monday 6th – At the Milan Public Library it’s the Teen Summer Drink Cover Craft from 6pm until 7pm. Join in and make fruit colored Perler Bead drink covers that will get you ready for summer fun outdoors. For more information, please call 419-499-4117. 

   

Monday 6thAt the Milan Public Library from 6pm until 7:30pm it’s the Planner Society: DIY Ephemera Journal. Create a custom journal to hold all your paper-crafting ephemera (stickers, tip-ins, tucks, etc.) Registration is required. For more information, please call 419-433-4117. 

   

Tuesday 7th – 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. 

   

Friday 10th through Sunday 12th – The Norwalk Arts Center teen theatre will be performing “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” For more information, please call 567-743-9343. 

   

June 11th through July 30th – Artists Open Studio is hosting the Accessible Expressions Ohio 2022 touring exhibit. You can stop in each day from 10am until 2pm to enjoy the show and get a cup of coffee. AEO is a statewide exhibition and tour of 2D and 3D works by artists with disabilities all over the state of Ohio. The artworks in this tour will also be available for purchase through Art Possible. 

   

Saturday 11th – It’s the Do Good with Chipotle fundraiser for the Margaretta Firefighter Association. It’ll be at 4318 Milan Road Unit 2 in Sandusky from 4pm until 8pm. 33% of the events sales will be donated to the cause. 

   

Saturday 11th 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 12th – It’s the Avon Lake Towne Center’s Cruise Nights! The Car show starts at 4pm and goes until dusk. All makes and models are welcome, and there’ll be food and music! 

    

June 13th through 17th – Stein Hospice is having their Camp Good Grief 2022 at Osborn Park in Huron from 10am until 2pm. It’s a weeklong summer day camp for children ages 5-13 who have experienced a loss. The attending children will learn about healthy coping mechanisms to help them through the healing process. For more information, please call 419-625-5269. 

   

Monday 13th – At the Norwalk Public Library starting at 2pm come out and meet the Cleveland Guardians Hot Dog Mascots Ketchup, Mustard, and Onion, who are famous for their shenanigans at Progressive Field. For more information, please call 419-668-6063. 

   

Wednesday 15thIt’s Pancakes and sausage for Pyrotechnics at Ala Carte After Hours in Port Clinton. It’ll be from 5pm until 7pm dine-in or drive-through available. Proceeds to benefit the Port Clinton Area Fourth of July Celebration. 

    

Thursday 16th – The Sandusky Police Department is presenting the 2022 Bike with The Blue event. The ride will begin at 5pm at the Shelby Street Boat Launch and go to Cobbs Ice Cream.  Don’t miss out on the free ice cream and bike helmets. There will also be a free bike giveaway. This is a half mile course with a bike safety program.  Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

   

Thursday 16th – It’s 3rd Thursday in Vermilion presented by the Vermilion Chamber. Come and see as downtown is turned into a Norman Rockwell setting of a New England Town quaintly nestled into the coast of Lake Erie as you stroll through the picturesque town. 

   

Saturday 18th – The Lorain & West Virginia Railway in Wellington will be hosting their “Old IRON Roundup.” They’ll have old machinery on display, live blacksmith demonstrations, and a train ride. Events will go from noon until 3:30pm. Tickets for the ride can be purchased on their website. Proceeds for the ticket sales go towards keeping the volunteer owned and operated historical railway operational. For more information, please call 440-647-6660. 

    

Saturday 18th – It’s Perkins Township’s Motor Madness Car & More Car Show. It’ll be at the Erie County Administration Building from 9am until 12pm. All makes, models, and years are welcome. There will also be raffles from Great Wolf Lodge, Kalahari, NAPA, Wal-Mart and more! More information can be found at their Facebook Page. 

   

Sunday 19th – It’s the Avon Lake Towne Center’s Cruise Nights! The Car show starts at 4pm and goes until dusk. All makes and models are welcome, and there’ll be food and music! 

   

Tuesday 21st – 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. 

    

Tuesday 21st – The Sandusky Police Department is presenting the 2022 Bike with The Blue event. The ride will begin at 5pm at the Sandusky Primary School and go to Dairy Frost.  Don’t miss out on the free ice cream and bike helmets. There will also be a free bike giveaway. This is a half mile course with a bike safety program.  Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

    

Wednesday 22nd – It’s the 2022 Fremont Community Cookout. Come hang out with the Fremont Police Department and enjoy a free meal and activities for the kids. It’ll be at Biggs Kettner Memorial East Side Park from 11am until 1pm. Food is available while supplies last and is first-come first-serve. 

    

 Friday 24th – LGBTQ+ Lorain County is hosting a SafeZone workshop from 8:30am until 11:30am through Zoom. SafeZone is an opportunity to learn about LGBTQ+ identities, gender and sexuality, and examine prejudice, assumptions, and privilege. The workshop is available for anyone to attend. For more information, please email director@lgbtqloraincounty.org. 

    

Friday 24th – LGBTQ+ Lorain County is having Pride Night with the Lake Erie Crushers at the Crushers’ Stadium starting at 7:05pm. Arrive early to see local drag queen Kaydence Jayne throw the first pitch. There will also be a 50/50 raffle to support LGBTQ+ Lorain County. Visit LGBTQLorainCounty.org for more information. 

   

Saturday 25thThe 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. 

   

Saturday 25th – LGBTQ+ Lorain County is hosting a Pride Picnic from 12pm until 3pm in Lorain at the Oberlin Recreation Complex. See vendors, hear music, connect with your neighbors. This event is free to attend and free giveaways will also be available. Vendors include the LGBT Community Center of Cleveland, Lorain County Children Services, Young People in Recovery and more! 

    

Sunday 26th – It’s the Avon Lake Towne Center’s Cruise Nights! The Car show starts at 4pm and goes until dusk. All makes and models are welcome, and there’ll be food and music! 

 

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.