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“Remembering Jamie Dickman” A Benefit Concert and Memorial will be held on Friday, March 14th starting at 6pm at the Kalahari Convention Center, 7000 Kalahari Dr. Sandusky. There will be live music from Remembering Venice and DJ Jimbo Rocko. Tickets are $10 at the door. All proceeds will go towards the wife and children of Private James A. Dickman. There will be other ways to donate at the events including raffles, purchasing memorial t-shirts and more. The event will close with a candle-lit ceremony.
The Bellevue Public Library will be presenting Basic Computer Classes: Mouse Skills and Basic Keyboarding on Monday, March 3rd at 10:00 a.m. Become familiar with using the mouse and learn simple word processing features. Registration by Thursday, February 27 is required, 419-483-4769.
The Sandusky Library presents COOKBOOK CLUB: IRISH COOKING on Monday, March 3rd at 6:30 p.m. Cathy Steffenhagen will be the discussion leader. Participants can pick a recipe from the chosen cookbook(s) to bring and share. A discussion will follow the tasting. Please bring a copy of the recipe you choose.
The Sandusky Library presents BEDTIME MATH on Tuesday, March 4th at 6:30 p.m. Join us in your pajamas for a math adventure! We will explore numbers and shapes using tangrams, dominoes, and more. Ages 5-10 years.
The Sandusky Library presents YOGA BASICS & BEYOND on Tuesday, March 4th at 6:00 p.m. Johnnie Leonhardt will be the presenter. This Yoga workshop series includes mindful movements and stretches to improve muscle tone, strength, and flexibility. Yoga can help strengthen your back and core. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel. Registration is required.
The Bellevue Public Library will be presenting Yarn Club at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4th. This will be held for beginning or experienced people interested in knitting, crocheting, or sewing. For more information, call 419-483-4769.
Firelands Regional Medical Center will be offering the next Happiest Baby on the Block parenting class on Tuesday, March 4 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm at Firelands Regional Medical Center’s South Campus, 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky. The Happiest Baby on the Block is based on the techniques of world-renowned pediatrician, Dr. Harvey Karp. Dr. Karp has been featured on Good Morning America, The Dr. Phil Show, ABC World News Tonight, CNN, and numerous national radio programs. The Happiest Baby program is a national curriculum and is taught by a certified instructor. Among the essential information offered to participants, parents will be taught a step-by-step approach to quickly soothe the fussiest baby. The methods are designed to increase sleep, parental confidence, and family harmony while decreasing stress, frustration, and exhaustion that many times are present when parents are adjusting to the changes a new baby brings. Through the generous donation of Firelands Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, this program is free of charge to participants. Pre-registration can be made by calling Firelands Regional Medical Center at 419-557-7840, or 1-800-342-1177, ext. 7840. Parents will receive a take-home kit (DVD or VHS, and CD) valued at $40.00.
Firelands Regional Medical Center will be offering a four-week Childbirth Preparation class on the following dates: Wednesday, March 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 6 to 8:30 pm. Childbirth Preparation classes are held at Firelands Regional Medical Center, South Campus, 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky. 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. Childbirth classes are taught by experienced obstetrical nurses from Firelands Regional Medical Center with a clinical background focused on contemporary childbirth methods. It is recommended that this course be taken during the last trimester of pregnancy and that expectant mothers select a class that ends at least three weeks before their due date. The cost for the class is $35 per couple. No one will be refused this course due to inability to pay. The Foundation for Firelands provides funding to make this program possible. To register, call Firelands Regional Medical Center at 419-557-7840.
Join Firelands 55+ Club on Wednesday, March 5 for Morning Coffee from 8 - 10 am. Morning Coffee will be held at Firelands Regional Medical Center’s South Campus, Community Resource Room. The following screenings will be available: Free Blood Pressure Screening, Free Blood Sugar Screening, Cholesterol Screening for $7.00 and a Total Lipid Profile for $17.00 (12-Hour Fast.) Appointments are not necessary for the health screenings. For more information about Morning Coffee please call 419-557-7722.
The Sandusky Library presents KNIT ONE, LIBRARY, TOO! on Wednesday, March 5 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Join the company of other knitters and crocheters on the first and third Wednesday each month. New to the craft? We’ll help you learn!
The Sandusky Library presents COMPUTER ESSENTIALS on Thursday, March 6 from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Learn basic computer parts, how to use a mouse and keyboard, and about Microsoft Windows.
The Sandusky Library presents SCIENCE AND STORIES: WEATHER WATCHING on Thursday, March 6 at 1:30 p.m. This once a month program is for children ages 3-7 with an adult. We will read books on a science topic and have time for hands-on fun with a variety of science explorations. Homeschool families are welcome! (Ages 3-7 years)
Keeping Your Brain Active/Healthy, 10:00 a.m., on Thursday, March 6th at the Bellevue Public Library. Marilyn Ward, from the Alzheimer’s Association, explains how certain lifestyle habits may contribute to healthy aging and decrease the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. This program will focus on simple lifestyle modifications that can have a positive impact on one’s health. Call 1-800-272-3900 to register.
The Sandusky County Park District presents Puddle Jumpers: Skunks! Thurs, March 6, 10am, White Star Trail by the Tracks, 4899 C.R. 65, Gibsonburg. Ages 5 and younger should dress for walking the trails and learn everything you ever wanted to know about this woodland creature. Registration required by calling 419-334-4495.
Rappin’ Readers will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 6th at the Bellevue Public Library. Kids ages 9–12 will discuss this month’s title, The Chicken Doesn’t Skate by Gordon Korman. Pizza and pop will be served. Information, 419-483-0422.
An Introduction to Facebook will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the Bellevue Public Library. Class demonstrates how to use Facebook. Patrons with a Facebook account already should bring their username and password. Information, 419-483-4769.
The Sandusky Library presents THE BLUE STREAKS AND LITTLE GIANTS: MORE THAN A CENTURY OF SANDUSKY AND FREMONT ROSS FOOTBALL on Saturday, March 8th at 2:30 p.m. Author Vince Guerrieri will discuss his book about the long and great rivalry between these two high school football teams. Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing.
Huron Chamber of Commerce presents...”Celebrate with Huron, A Stroll Down Memory Lane” on Saturday, March 8th. Reminisce with old friends, community awards will be presented, Las Vegas-style casino gaming, giant raffle and more. Tickets are $30 pre-sale. You can RSVP by March 5th by calling 419.433.5700. PUBLIC CORDIALLY INVITED. Member Showcase & Cocktails 6:00 pm followed by Mesenburg’s Famous “Showboat” Prime Rib Dinner.
Downloading eMedia will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Bellevue Public Library. Review of the Library’s eMedia site, borrowing and downloading titles, and requesting titles not yet available to borrow. For more information call 419-483-4769.
Firelands Regional Medical Center will be hosting Stork Express on Saturday, March 8 from 9 to 11 am at Firelands Main Campus, 1111 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky. Stork Express is a free program designed to give pregnant women the opportunity to start on paperwork that is required during their hospital stay. During the program, each participant will review and sign the necessary paperwork, watch the required safety video and take a tour of the OB Department. Stork Express helps to cut down on the amount of paperwork during admission, allowing the focus to be on the birthing process. It also provides mom-to-be and her spouse/support person the opportunity to meet a nurse from the OB Department and ask any question that may be lingering as their exciting day approaches. Any mom-to-be that is at least 34 weeks into her pregnancy is welcome to attend. A spouse/support person is also welcome and is encouraged to participate. The Foundation for Firelands provides funding to make this program possible. To register for a session of Stork Express, please call 419-557-7840.
The Sandusky County Park District presents Bird Feeder Banding, March 8 & March 22, 8:00 am, Park Office, 1970 Countryside Place, Fremont. Join Park District researcher, Tom Kashmer, in observing frequent bird feeder visitors in the winter. Travel to private property around the marshes of Sandusky Bay. In indoor comfort, view a ‘window on wildlife’ and learn about bird banding research as you watch the process up close. The facility is accessible and all ages are welcome. Time may vary based on weather conditions. Registration required by calling 419-638-1027.
The Sandusky County Park District presents HIKE for the Health of It: Sat, March 8, 9am, Doug Haubert Wetland at White Star, 1330 C.R.66, Gibsonburg. No registration needed. Just show up and walk with Naturalist Linda.
Join the Humane Society of Sandusky County for a Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday March 9, (snow date March 16th) from 11:30am -1:30pm at the American Legion, Buckland Ave. Fremont. Dine in or carryout will be available. For tickets contact the HSSC animal shelter and Jenesis Salon. Tickets at the door are: Adults $10, Kids5-10 $5,Under 5 eat free Pre sale: Adults $9 & Kids5-10 $4.
Firelands Regional Medical Center will be offering the Healthcare Provider CPR Certification Course on the following dates: Monday, March 10 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Wednesday, March 19 from 8:00 am to 11:30 am and Thursday, March 27 from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. The classes will be held at Firelands Regional Medical Center’s South Campus, 1912 Hayes Avenue. This Healthcare Provider Course is for medical professionals and students beginning course work in healthcare professions only. The class fee is $50 per person. Those attending will learn adult, child, and infant CPR in cases where there are either one or two rescuers and Obstructed Airway Management for adults, children, and infants. Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training is also included. The Foundation for Firelands provides funding to make this program possible. Registration is required and can be made by calling Firelands Regional Medical Center at 419-557-6740.
The Firelands Habitat for Humanity Information Meeting will be held on Monday, March 10th at 10:00 AM. This meeting will take place at the Huron County Jobs and Family Services Main Conference Room, 185 Shady Lane, Norwalk. To RSVP, call 419-621-7818.
Firelands Regional Medical Center will be sponsoring a HeartSaver First Aid and CPR/AED Course on Wednesday, March 12 from 8 am to 1:00 pm. This course will be held at Firelands Regional Medical Center South Campus in the Education Room, located on the first floor at 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky. This course is ideal for anyone who needs to know the basics of first aid and be certified to perform CPR and AED. The course also addresses health and safety issues and blood-borne disease protection. The class fee is $90.00 per person. Payment must be received one week prior to the start of the class. The Foundation for Firelands provides funding to make this program possible. For more information or to register, please call Firelands Regional Medical Center at 419-557-6740.
The Firelands Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will sponsor a Book Fair on Thursday, March 13 from 8 am – 4 pm at Firelands Main Campus, 1111 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky. Featuring a wide variety of new books offering a selection of premium quality hardcover books at wholesale prices! There will be something for everyone with dozens of titles to choose from among New York Times Best Sellers, award-winning children's books, educational/reference books, popular cookbooks, and an assortment of gift items. Cash, checks, and most major credit cards will be accepted. Proceeds from the book fair will benefit hospital projects and our patients.
The Volunteer Center will be hosting a Purse Auction fundraiser on Friday, March 14th at the Sandusky Yacht Club. 50 unique purses each with a special prize inside will be up for grabs! Guests can bid on purses while enjoying a delicious buffet dinner, dessert and beverage. 50/50 drawings and a cash bar will also be available. Doors open at 5 pm, dinner served 6-8 pm, prize drawings begin at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $30. and must be purchased in advance. Please call 419-627-0074 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to order yours!
The Endowment Fund for Norwalk City Schools is very excited to announce their 13th annual gala “An Elegant Evening for the Arts”, presented by Fisher-Titus Medical Center, which will be held at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 15, 2014. The event begins with a hors d’oeuvres reception & art exhibit at 7:00 PM, where the evening’s entertainment follows at 8:30 PM. Performance Painter, David Garibaldi, will present his “Rhythm and Hue” music-driven-art show, creating original paintings to music. Mr. Garibaldi was a finalist on America’s Got Talent 2012. For more information on the event, contact gala chairpersons Gretchen Gerken at (419) 668-2165 or Jennifer Evans at (419) 668-1469.
Firelands Regional Medical Center will be offering a Breastfeeding Basics education class on Saturday, March 15 from 10 am until 12 pm. The class will be held at Firelands Regional Medical Center’s South Campus, 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky. The class is designed to teach new parents the benefits of breastfeeding and how to successfully breastfeed their baby. The cost for this course is $10.00 – (No charge with coupon). The Foundation for Firelands provides funding to make this program possible. To register, please call Firelands Regional Medical Center at 419-557-7840.
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Open auditions for the musical “Oliver!” will be held at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 17 and 18 at Bellevue Society for the Arts, 205 Maple Street, Bellevue. “Oliver!” is sponsored by Mel & Jeanie Miller & Family and Bill & Scherl Koch & Family. “Oliver!” is a British musical, with music, lyrics and book by Lionel Bart. It is based upon the novel “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens. The musical stage version tells the tale of an orphan boy who dares to ask for more food at the workhouse where he and his fellow orphans are treated horribly. Those auditioning are asked to prepare a song from the show. CD accompaniment will be permitted. There will also be readings from the script, and a simple dance audition. Please bring clothes and shoes that allow movement. Visit bellevuearts.net. Like Bellevue Society for the Arts on Facebook. Follow @BSftA on Twitter.
The Sandusky County Park District presents Meet Me at the Cabin: Pioneer Toys, Tues, March 18, 5pm, White Star Park Log Cabin, 5013 C.R. 65, Gibsonburg. Spend some time in the 1850's cabin learning about toys of that era & make one to take home. Registration required by calling 419-334-4495.
In celebration of Diabetes Alert Day, Fisher-Titus Medical Center’s Certified Diabetes Educators will offer free blood sugar screenings, blood pressure screenings, risk assessments and the latest diabetes information. Appointments not needed, just drop in between 7-9 a.m. Wednesday, March 19. Screenings will be done in the Shady Lane Café in the Fisher-Titus Patient Pavilion located off Fisher-Titus Parkway, Norwalk.
Join Firelands Regional Medical Center on Thursday, March 20 at 5:30 pm for a community health program on digestive health. Matt Kwiatkowski, pharmacist with Firelands Regional Medical Center, will discuss the latest information on probiotics and fiber and how the combination makes for good digestive health. Fun information about healthy dips made with yogurt will be presented by Heather Chapman. The program will be held at Sandusky, 529 E. Water St., Sandusky. Cost of the program is $18 per person and includes dinner. Call 419-557-7410 by March 14 to register.
Fisher-Titus Medical Center will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive from noon-5 p.m., Friday, March 21 in the hospital auditorium, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. In an effort to help get donors through the process of giving blood faster, appointments can be made by going to www.redcrossblood.org. Donors are required to bring a list of medications they are currently taking and an I.D.
The Sandusky County Park District presents Endangered Species, Fri, March 21, 9:30-11:30am, North Coast Inland Trail, 240 S. Main, Lindsey. Gather at the picnic shelter for a short discussion of Ohio’s endangered species. We’ll hike the trail as we continue a Q & A about additional species, habitats, and how-to-help. No registration required.
The Friends of the Vermilion River Watershed invite you to their Ninth Annual Open House/Free Exhibit Showcase on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Vermilion on the Lake Historic Community Center also known VOL Club House, in Vermilion, Ohio. Parking is free. This is a time to bring your cameras and a place to relax in doors while overlooking Lake Erie. Food and drink will be available to help defray costs of the show. Have a bite to eat on the wonderful renovated heated lake view porch on Lake Erie’s waters edge and view the surroundings for miles around.
The Sandusky Lions Club along with the Perkins High School Band will be hosting their annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 22nd from 7am – 1:00pm. This event will take place at St. Paul Lutheran Church on the corner of Mills St. and Perkins Ave. Cost for this event is $6 for 5 years and older. They will also have an indoor garage sale, bake sale and children’s games.
Children can learn about life with a new brother or sister at a Sibling Education program offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 22 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. In addition to teaching children about the impact a newborn has on family life, the class also teaches brothers and sisters basic newborn care. To register for the class, or for more information, call the hospital at (419) 660-2646.
St. Stephen's Kiddie College will host an Open House for potential new students and their parents Monday March 24 from 6-7pm. All are welcome to visit the classrooms, meet the teachers, and pick up registration forms for the 2014-15 school year. Classes will be offered for children aged 3-5. For info, call the Kiddie Kollege office at 419/624-1814.
The Vermilion Chamber Awards Dinner and Casino Night will be held Friday March 28th from 6-11p at German’s Villa. Tickets are $40.00 a piece and include fish dinner or chicken, wine/beer/pop, and $25 in startup casino chips. Join us in recognizing the individuals and businesses in our area that go above and beyond and then try your luck at the casino. Last year a great time was had by all, we hope that you will join in on the fun this year.
Firelands Regional Medical Center will be offering the American Red Cross Babysitting Course on Saturday, March 29 from 8:30 am to 4 pm. The class will be held at Firelands Regional Medical Center’s South Campus, 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky. Young adults, age 11 years or older, will learn important safety information and responsibility guidelines when caring for younger children. A certificate of attendance will be awarded to those who complete the class. The fee for the course, which includes books and materials, is $65. Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required by calling Firelands Regional Medical Center at 419-557-7840.
The Danbury Laker Athletic Boosters are gearing up for their first annual ‘Night at the Races’. The event will be held Saturday, March 29th at the Catawba Community Hall, 3307 N.W. Catawba Road. The doors open at 5:00, dinner at 6:00 and the races begin at 7:00. This is a ’21 and over’ event. Tickets for the event are $20 and include dinner, snacks, beer and other beverages. Individuals can bet on video horse races, and there will be 50/50 raffles, as well as other raffles. Supporters can also ‘buy’ and name their own horses for $15. If your horse wins, there is a prize of $30 plus a trophy. Sponsorships and horse purchases are due by March 15th. Money collected from this event benefits the various Danbury Laker teams, to fund uniform and equipment purchases, camps and more. For more information on tickets, sponsorships, or horse purchase, please contact Bill Chapman at 419-573-2214 or Drew Davie at 419-798-4037. You can email the boosters at email@example.com and find us on Facebook.
The 3rd Annual "It's in the Bag" event will be held on Saturday March 29th at St. Mary's Reynolds Hall, 77 State Street, Norwalk. The event is a brunch, a purse themed cake contest and auction, a silent auction of purses filled with goodies, a quilt raffle and a 50/50 drawing. The event is to benefit the homeless women and their children of the Miriam House. Brunch is provided by Catering by Design. Tickets are $15 per person. Contact Roxanne Sandles at (419) 668-3073 for more information and tickets.
MYSTERY DINNER THEATRE at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, "The Mystery of Montley's Manor," Saturday, April 5 at 6 p.m. Tickets: Adults $10, Children $5 (ages 5-13), Under 5 Free. The dinner includes Spaghetti (vegetarian available), garlic bread, salad, dessert and a beverage. Call (440) 967 9886 for your reservation. As tickets are limited, no tickets will be sold at the door (no takeout meals). Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Ticket deadline: March 30. Church is located at 15617 Mason Road (for mail: PO Box 774), Vermilion, OH 44089. Public Welcome.
Sandusky’s Bay Area Soccer League is taking registrations for its Spring 2014 Saturday League. This program is open to youth whose birthdays are between August 1999 and July 2010. Register online through March 9th at www.bayareasoccerleague.com or visit us on Saturday, March 8th, 9am-Noon at the Osborn Park Frost Center.
We are asking community members, businesses, organizations, churches, etc. to show their support of the kids that we serve in our community by contributing to our Annual Bowl for Kids' Sake Campaign. This is the one time a year that we ask the entire community to donate at some level to support our mission of MENTORING KIDS' INTO A BETTER TOMORROW. We are leading up to our main bowling event on Sunday, April 6th at Star Lanes. Anyone interested in either sponsoring this event that host over 300 people, donating money or items, OR putting a team together and enjoying the fun, please contact us at (419) 626-8694. For those who sign up a team to bowl (more than 4 people) by March 7th, you will receive a FREE LARGE ONE ITEM PIZZA upon your arrival at Bowl for Kids' Sake Event on Sunday, April 6th.
FREE tax help (federal, state, and local) for taxpayers with low- and middle-incomes, with special attention to those age 60 and older, will be offered again at the Sandusky Library by AARP volunteers through the AARP Foundation, in conjunction with the IRS. Bring your Social Security card and your 2012 return. Time slots are given on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to 20 slots. You may sign up for a time slot 30 minutes prior to the start of the free tax-aide, beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Mondays and at 10:00 a.m. on Thursdays in the Terrace Level lobby. All tax returns are e-Filed (electronic filing). No business, clergy, or rental property returns are done.
The Huron County Department of Job and Family Services announces the availability of funds to assist individuals seeking employment. Funding is available to pay the cost of training or education to prepare for employment in Huron County demand occupations. Examples of individuals who have used these funds to pay for training are jobs requiring a CDL, welding certification, state tested nursing assistant (STNA), etc. Training/education dollars available for demand occupations, include, but are not necessarily limited to, customer service, skilled trades, motor vehicle operators, manufacturing, waste treatment plant operations, health services, information technology, and assemblers. Individuals who are currently unemployed or underemployed may be eligible for these funds. For more information please call Rhonda VanScyoc at 419-668-8126, ext. 3460 or visit OhioMeansJobs – Huron County office at Huron County Job and Family Services, 185 Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk.
Main Street Port Clinton is looking for new/used fishing poles for our Kids Fishing Derby that is held every year during the Walleye Festival. Over 200 children participate and many children do not have their own fishing pole. This event is a great way for children to learn about fishing and spend quality time outdoors. Main Street Port Clinton is a non-profit 501C3 charitable organization. If you are interested in donating fishing poles, please contact 419-734-5503.
Protect yourself against a newly developing phishing scam that is affecting financial institutions in this area and nationwide. People are receiving a recorded message where a random caller states that their debit or credit card is blocked, breached or information needs updated. The callers are requesting account numbers, pin numbers, etc. stating that this information is required to unlock the card to fix the problem. Please not that financial institutions will never call asking you to provide personal information out, please contact the issuing bank or credit union immediately or call the number on the back of your credit card.
Nicole Reikowski, a 2010 Norwalk St. Paul High School graduate, will bike across the United States this upcoming summer for affordable housing awareness. Please consider sponsoring her ride at: www.bikeandbuild.org/rider/7181 & follow her blog for updates and photos across the country at: www.nicolesbikeblog.wordpress.com
Just a reminder from the Humane Society of Sandusky County, remember to give your animals shelter from the elements. Also, keep an eye on their water, as they drink more in cold weather. Please think of your pets as the weather changes.
32 senior citizens, ages 60 to 95 years old, living in Vermilion to Port Clinton – and anywhere in between -- posed as “pin-ups” for a calendar wearing what appears to be their birthday suite…. All to help their peers. The “SMILES” Calendar is raising money for senior citizens in Erie County, Ohio who need, but can’t afford dental care. This was the idea of Serving Our Seniors, a not-for-profit, geriatric social service agency in Sandusky, Ohio and is using the proceeds to help older adults suffering from broken teeth, rotting teeth, and those needing a deep cleaning to save their teeth. Serving Our Senior is hoping sell 2,000 of their fun & sassy calendars for $10.00 each. 100% of the profits will be used to pay for dental care for those known by Serving Our Seniors’ needing dental care. Calendars can be purchased at www.servingourseniors.org or calling by 419-624-1856.
Victory Kitchen is in need of the following items, winter coats, hats, gloves, blankets, long sleeve shirts and sweatshirts, socks, shoes and boots. Victory Kitchen celebrated 22 years this year and couldn’t have done that without your support. Please bring all items to 1613 Hayes Ave, Sandusky, Mon-Fri from 9am - 3pm, God Bless from Pastor Walters and staff.
Free tax filing assistance through the Ohio Benefit Bank will once again be available through United Way of Erie County. Thanks to a grant from the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, home of the Ohio Benefit Bank, United Way of Erie County will be able to expand tax filing services for the 2013-2014 tax season. Residents interested in making an appointment to have their taxes filed through the OBB can call 419-625-4672 to get on a list. Once volunteers and sites are arranged, we will be able to schedule appointments. Community members interested in volunteering as OBB counselors are welcome to call the United Way of Erie County at 419-625-4672. The OBB is and innovative online service that connects Ohioans with more than 20 work support programs and tax credits. Ohioans can visit sites like United Way of Erie County to file their federal and state taxes for free with a trained counselor, or they can file on their own at www.ohiobenefits.org
The Sandusky Mall, in conjunction with Ohio Business College, will be hosting a School Spirit Canned Food Drive. You can drop off your can March 1st – 31st. Receive 20 EXTRA SCHOOL SPIRIT POINTS for every donated canned or non perishable goods donated. Please bring all items to Customer Service from 10am-8pm Monday thru Saturday and Sunday 11am to 5pm or the Mall Office Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. For more information call Bobbie in the Mall Office, 419-626-8574 x121.
Are you lonely and need someone to share your day with? Please consider adopting a "fabulous feline" or a "darling doggie" from the Humane Society Sandusky County. You can see our adorable adoptable pets on the Petfinders website. They are located in Fremont, Ohio at 2520 Port Clinton Rd., just south of the Ohio Turnpike at the Fremont exit.
Firelands Physician Group and Firelands Regional Medical Center are proud to introduce a comprehensive Sports Injury Concussion Clinic. Services of the Concussion Clinic include: Preseason education and computer baseline testing, initial injury assessment/evaluation, physical therapy intervention to include vestibular and balance evaluation and treatment, athletic and academic recommendations with supervised exercise progression program and clearance for safe return-to-play sports participation. The Concussion Clinic and Sports Medicine Clinic are located at 703 Tyler Street, Suite, 352, Sandusky. Hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 1:30–4:30pm. To schedule an appointment for the Concussion Clinic or the Sports Medicine Clinic, please call 419-55-SPORT (419-557-7678)..
The American Cancer Society (ACS) announces a new and much needed resource for cancer patients in the Sandusky County area -- The Road to Recovery® program. Road to Recovery® provides cancer patients with a free ride to and from their cancer treatment and the cancer-related physician visits. For many reasons, patients are unable to meet their transportation needs. American Cancer Society Road to Recovery drivers break through this barrier by donating their time and the use of their personal vehicle to get patients to treatment. To learn more about the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program, or register for a training, contact Deborah Niese at 1-888-227-6446 x5102. To schedule a ride through Road To Recovery or to find out about all of the American Cancer Society free programs and resources for cancer patients, call 1.800.227.2345.
Set the Stage is Caryl Crane Youth Theatre’s new educational outreach program designed to offer children from the surrounding school districts the opportunity to see their first live theatrical show at no cost. The experience, which includes admission to an unabridged performance of each show in the CCYT 2012-2013 season, as well as educational and artistic interaction opportunities, will provide the initial theatre exposure a child needs to foster an interest and passion in the theatre arts for life.
Since October of 1989, Safe Harbour has provided many services to the community. Safe Harbour is now in need of Household Supplies, Paper Products, Cleaning Products, New Twin Sheets, New Towels and Wash Clothes, New Blankets, Feminine Hygiene Products, New Socks, New Night Clothes, New Slippers, New Women’s Plus Size Clothing. Safe Harbour requests New items because each resident takes whatever is given to them when they leave the shelter. Safe Harbour does not have the storage available to store used items. For further information, please call 419-626-2200 or 419-621-7785.
Down Syndrome of Sandusky Children's Play and Support Group Meeting. Please join us the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6pm to 8pm at the Sandusky Library in the Program Room. Children, parents and grandparents of all ages are welcome. Juice boxes and toys will be provided. Contact: DSOSgroup@gmail.com if any questions.
Serving Our Seniors, the geriatric social service agency that advocates for older adults to maintain their independence is in need of unwanted hearing aids that fit over-the-ear. The donated hearing aids will be refurbished and dispensed by an audiologist or hearing aid business to Erie County residents, age 60+ at a cost that is within each senior citizen’s ability to afford, without causing any financial hardship. Donate the over-the-ear hearing aid go at Serving Our Seniors, 310 E. Boalt Street, Sandusky. For more information call 419-624-1856 or 800-564-1856.