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The 31st FREE Community Thanksgiving Dinner provided by Holy Angels Catholic Church and Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (Sandusky) will be served Thanksgiving Day, November 28th. The dinner will be served at the Holy Angels Catholic Church, 428 Tiffin Avenue. beginning at 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. This dinner is open to any Erie County resident/family. Each Family will also receive a free bag of groceries to take home. Carry-out meals may be picked up begin at 11:30 a.m. There also will be home delivery available for shut-ins beginning at 11:30 a.m. For information call 625-3698 or 625-2112 up to Wednesday, November 27th; On Thanksgiving Day call 625-3698 after 9: a.m. Free transportation can be arranged.
There will be a FREE Thanksgiving Day Dinner at the Elks Lodge, 120 E. Adams St. Sandusky, starting at 2pm open to everyone. For more information call 419-625-8261
Come and see The Ohio State Marching University Marching Band Friday, November 29th at 7:30pm at Kalahari Resort, Rt. 250 Sandusky. You can also purchase tickets at Musician’s Alley and Loris Printing in Sandusky, Family Eye Care Center in Huron or online at www.eriecountybuckeyes.com. The concert is sponsored by the O.S.U. Alumni Club of Erie County.
The Christian Singles Fellowship will be attending the Christmas Lighting Ceremony at 6pm at Washington Park in Downtown Sandusky. Meet at the Gazebo. Afterglow will follow at 7:30pm at the Lunch Box, 154 Columbus Ave. Sandusky.
The Fourth Annual Jessie Schenk Memorial Turkey Chase 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, November 30th at 10:00 a.m. beginning and ending at the Catawba Island Club Fitness Center located at the corner of Beach Club Rd. & NW Catawba Rd, Catawba Island, Ohio. This fun family event is a mostly flat course on the scenic CIC Golf Course and raises funds for the Jessie Schenk Scholar/Athlete Memorial Scholarship which helps graduating Port Clinton seniors to continue their education. Applications and more information is available on line at jessiesturkeychase.yolasite.com
A Model Train and Toy Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 1st, at the Erie County Fairgrounds, 3110 Columbus Avenue in Sandusky. The show is sponsored by the Firelands Society of Model Railroaders and will have many vendors offering all track gages, parts, books and toys . Admission is $5 for adults and free for those under 18 or active duty military personnel. More information about the show can be found at www.fsomr.com or by calling Rick at 419-318-0980.
Join Gregory Surfield, MD, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon of Firelands Physician Group, as he offers an evening full of Gifts, Glitz & Glam to get you in the holiday spirit. This free, fun-filled evening will be held on Wednesday, December 4 from 5 – 7 pm in the atrium of Firelands Regional Medical Center Professional Center I, 701 Tyler Street, Sandusky. At 6 pm Dr. Surfield will present on face procedures including dermal fillers & laser procedures and at 6:30 pm there will be a live Radiesse® injection. The event will also feature Nia® skin care products 20% off; Latisse® 10% off; Micro Laser Peel buy 2 get 1 free; products for sale by a variety of vendors including: Tyler Street Boutique, Shops at Sawmill Creek, Scentsy, Paparazzi Jewelry, Solutions Salon & Spa, Kalahari Spa, Sandusky State Theater, Celebrating Homes, Premier Designs, Origami Owl, Lilla Rose and Miche Purses; as well as gift certificate specials and raffle prizes with a $250 grand giveaway. Complimentary hors d’oeuveres and wine tasting will be available. To register for the event or for more information, call 419-557-5541. To learn more about Dr. Surfield, visit FirelandsPhysicianGroup.com or SurfieldPlasticSurgery.com.
The Sandusky Library presents, KNIT ONE, LIBRARY, TOO on Wednesday, December 4 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 Humane Society of Erie County presents their Holiday Gala-Wine Tasting on Friday, December 6th from 6pm – 8:30pm at the Merry Go Round Museum in Sandusky. Tickets are $30. Enjoy wines from local Wineries, Hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, Chinese raffles, carousel rides and more great entertainment. Tickets will not be available at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets contact the HSEC at 419-626-6220.
The Sandusky Library presents, FOLLETT HOUSE MUSEUM HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE on Friday, December 6 / 10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. The Museum will be decorated in all its holiday splendor by Kirk Miller Floral Designs. We invite you to join us for our daytime celebration. Starbucks™ coffee and cookies will be provided.
The Sandusky Library presents, LEGO BUILD & DISPLAY on Saturday, December 7 / 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. We’ll supply the LEGOs and plenty of space to build. You supply your architectural skills to make your own creation which will be on display for the community to see! (All ages)
The Sandusky Library presents, FAMILY MOVIE: MONSTERS UNIVERSITY on Saturday, December 7 / 2:30 p.m. Rated (G, Disney/Pixar, 2013; 104 mins. Join us for a free family movie. Doors open 15 minutes prior to show time. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
The Holy Angels 23rd Annual “Christmas Cookie Walk” will be held on Saturday, December 7th from 9:30AM to 11:30AM in the school gym. Tables will be stretched out with all kinds of festive Christmas Cookies and Candy made by the members of the parish. Cookies can be purchased for $5.00 a pound and candy can be purchased for $4.50 a pound. Please use the Pearl Street Entrance. If any questions contact Shirley Alt 419-626-1634.
The Wee People Santa Shop will be held on Saturday, December 7th from 11am – 4pm at the Christ Episcopal Church, 120 Ohio St. Huron. Children 8 and under ca shop in secret for their parents and siblings. Santa will be on hadn and his elves will assist the kids with their shopping and wrapping. There will also be crafts and collectables and lunch from 11 – 2.
On Saturday December 7, 2013 at 4:15pm Santa’s friends from the Portage District Fire Department will be guiding him through the streets of the village as he announces his arrival and opens the 2013 Holiday Season. At 4:45pm the large Village Christmas tree located at Adolphus Kraemer Park will be magically lit by Santa. Then each child will have the opportunity to share their Christmas wish list with Santa at the Portage Fire Station. After their visit with Santa the children will then receive hot cocoa and a cookie and design their own packaging for their special gifts from Santa’s Secret Shop. The children will be able to shop for two (2) free gift items for their loved ones from Santa’s Shop which will be located upstairs in the fire station. These activities will be available from 5pm-7pm. This year, we will be collecting items and monetary donations to help the Ottawa County Holiday Bureau. The Bureau served 189 families in the BCS area last year and is in need of the following items: canned/boxed foods, hats, gloves, socks, toiletries, bath products, and paper products. All cash donations will help them to purchase items that are not donated. There will be a representative from the Holiday Bureau present for collection. Please help support this great organization, and provide a Happy Holiday Season for all! Santa will also be at the Log Cabin from 6pm-8pm on Dec 14th & 21st. For more information, please contact the office at 419-898-0479.
Area residents are invited to participate in a Complete Metabolic Profile Screening on Saturday, December 7 from 7:30 to 9:30 am at the office of Kuns Family Medicine, 101 South Washington, Castalia. Screenings include: Complete Blood Count with Metabolic & Lipid Panel (No Eating or Drinking for 12 Hours – Water Allowed – includes liver and kidney function studies, fasting blood sugar, thyroid, cholesterol, HDL/LDL and triglyceride levels along with a complete blood count.) - $45, Hemoglobin A1C - $25 and PSA - $30. Cash or check only. Pre-registration is required for the labwork. To register, call 419-557-7840.
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The Humane Society of Sandusky County presents Pet Photos with Santa Claus on Saturday, December 7th at Rural King from Noon – 4pm and Sunday, December 8th at Tractor Supply from Noon – 4pm. Pets, children and adults are welcome. All proceeds to benefit the Humane Society of Sandusky County.
The Shoes for Tots Fundraiser benefiting the Sandusky Firefighters will be held on Sunday, December 8th from Noon – 4pm at the Sons of Amvets Post 17, 307 Putnam St. Sandusky. There will be a cornhole tournament, 50/50 raffles and door prizes every hour. Sandwiches and beverages will be available. For more information contact the Amvets at 419-626-6974. This event is sponsored by the Sons of Amvets Squadron 17.
Bring in the New Year with 'Resolution Ride 2014' on the North Coast Inland Trail. The Flatlanders Bicycle Club will be sponsoring an organized ride on New Year's Day. Don't worry, you will not be alone on the bike trail: last year's inaugural ride drew 50 people. Cyclists, runners, and walkers are invited on New Year's Day, 1/1/14 at 10:00am to meet at the parking lot of Grace Community Church, Smith Rd, Fremont. Road courses will be offered for cyclists of 5, 10, and 20 miles, much of the ride will be on the bike trail. For more information, contact Judy or David at Fremont Cycle and Fitness, 419-332-4481.
2013 LEAF COLLECTION PROGRAM! Leaves should be placed on the boulevard, not in the street. They should be beside the curb, preceding the first scheduled pickup day in your particular zone. If leaves are raked ahead of the designated scheduled pickup, they may be placed near the street, and then raked to the curb/shoulder the day before the first scheduled pickup day.
No brush or foreign matter (Including limbs and other yard waste) is to be included with the leaves. Residents who participate in the city’s weekly Yard Waste Collection Program must keep leaves and yard waste separate. It is permissible to bag your own leaves. They must be placed in paper bags only and left at the curb for pickup. Vehicles should be parked off-street when leaf collection is scheduled to take place in your zone. Below is a schedule of the pickup zones and dates for collection.
Zone 1 October 31; November 1, 4, 5, 6, 27; December 2, 3, 4, 5
East of Meigs Street and Sycamore Line to the city limits, including the Cedar Point Chaussee
Zone 2 November 6, 7, 8, 12, 13; December 5, 6, 9, 10, 11
West of Meigs Street and Sycamore Line to Columbus Avenue from Water Street to the railroad
Zone 3 November 13, 14, 15, 18; December 11, 12, 13,16
West of Columbus Avenue to Camp Street from Sandusky Bay to the railroad tracks
Zone 4 November 18, 19, 20, 21, 22; December 16, 17,18, 19, 20
West of Camp Street, including the Venice area
Zone 5 October 28, 29, 30, 31; November 25, 26, 27
South of the railroad, East of Camp Street to the city limits
The Annual Holiday Drive sponsored by Norwalk Fire Department and the Huron County Department of Job and Family Services is in full swing to help families in need. New unwrapped gifts may be purchased and dropped of at the Norwalk Fire Department or the Huron County Department of Job and Family Services, Entrance C during regular business hours until December 17, 2013.
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.
A lottery drawing will be held for adults only for a deer gun hunt during a portion of the statewide deer gun season December 2nd through December 6th 2013. The hunt will take place in sections of Edison Woods MetroPark from ½ hour before sunrise to noon. Applicants must hold a current Ohio hunting license to be eligible. Successful applicants will receive a permit which is good for two hunters. Permits are not transferable. Only successful applicants will be notified. Interested adult (18+) hunters may apply by mailing a piece of paper to ATTN: Tara Nagaich, Erie MetroParks 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron, Ohio 44839 with a $5 application fee of either cash or check (made out to Erie MetroParks). Applicants need to clearly print their name, address, phone number, birth date and whether you are mobility impaired on the card with the word “Edison Woods Controlled Deer Hunt” labeled at the top. The letter must be postmarked by October 7th, 2013 and include a $5 dollar application fee to qualify. Five permits will be issued per day and each hunter may bring one licensed partner. Chosen hunters will be notified starting October 14th and must schedule their times by October 28th, 2013 or your permit is forfeited. Visit eriemetroparks.org for a full listing of lottery rules and special hunt details.
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 Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce, along with the other chambers in Ottawa County, is currently working on a new Ottawa County Directory. We are looking for photos of the area, events, landmarks, etc. We are especially in need of photos with people in them, at the Apple Festival, Fireworks, Farmer’s Markets, Easter Egg Hunt, etc. All photos must be taken in Ottawa County. You will receive photo credit in the directory, and you can send your photos to email@example.com.
The City of Sandusky is recruiting for volunteers to serve on the ADA Advisory Board and the Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority Board. Below is a brief synopsis of each Board: The ADA Advisory Board was established in 2001 to provide a self-evaluation of the services, programs, facilities, policies and procedures of the city ensuring non-discrimination on the basis of disability. This board makes recommendations for corrective measures to provide accessibility for city services, programs and facilities to persons with disabilities. The City of Sandusky has two appointments on the Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority (EMHA) Board according to the Ohio Revised Code. Members are appointed to serve a term of five years and assist with providing decent, safe and sanitary housing for low and moderate income families in Erie County. The primary function of the EMHA Board is to set policies and foster independent living for senior citizens. Completed applications can be obtained in the City Commission Clerk’s Office. The City of Sandusky continuously recruits volunteers for other city boards and commissions, and residents are encouraged to make application to serve.
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.
Sandusky Area Churches will be launching a Free Community Breakfast to residents of Sandusky/Erie County. Breakfast will be served on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, 9-11:00 a.m., and will begin on Sat. Apr. 13 in the Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church, using the glass door entrance on Jackson Street for handicapped accessibility.
Russel Simboli has had a long, hard two years battling with throat cancer. It ended up taking his voice box and both vocal cords, leaving him unable to speak. Voice technology exists but is very costly. His current treatments require frequent trips to Toledo and Cleveland. If you would be interested in helping Russell, donations can be made at any Citizens Bank Branch on behalf of the Russell Simboli Speech Fund.
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.