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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, and canned soups. Free meals will also be served on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Church.

 

May 2022 

  

Friday 20thCelebrate World Bee Day at Erie MetroParks! Come learn about different bee species, taste some local honeys, and make a bee hotel. For ages 6 through 12 and registration is required. It’ll be at Osborn MetroPark Frost Center from 5pm until 6pm. 

 

Friday 20th – It’s Music & Movement at the Norwalk Public Library starting at 11am shake, shimmy, spin, and twirl. Through song and dance, kids are encouraged to get silly and let that excess energy out. For children ages 2 through 5. For more information, please call 419-668-6063. 

   

Friday 20th – Norwalk is having a Hometown Hero dedication ceremony and community celebration at Suhr Family Park. This event will include presentations by local veteran organizations, live music by Townline 26 and food trucks. Feel free to bring lawn chairs. 

  

Saturday 21st – The Firelands Community Cat Coalition is hosting their first annual fundraiser! It’s “The Cat’s Meow” All 80’s Purrom. It’ll be at the Norwalk Elks starting at 7pm. Tickets are $30 per person. There will also be a silent auction, DJ, liquor pull, dancing, desserts, drinks, and more! Proceeds go towards helping community cats! 

  

Saturday 21st – At the Huron Public Library it’s Chess with Paul Sherwood. Learn how to play or practice your skills. All ages are welcome. For more information, please call 419-433-5009. 

    

Saturday 21st – It’s Discover Aviation Day at the Lorain County Regional Airport, presented by the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1252. This free family event will run from 9am until 2pm rain or shine. There will be a pancake breakfast from 9am until noon, and Free Young Eagles airplane rides for children ages 8 through 17. For more information, call 440-305-1695 or visit EAA1252.org. 

   

Saturday 21st – It’s the International Tea Day Social at the Berlin Public Library from 11am until 1pm. Celebrate International Tea Day with the latest MLBD Pop-Up Café event – an all-ages tea party! Sample a variety of hot and iced teas and beverages, as well as tea-infused snacks and treats. For more information, please call 419-499-4117. 

  

Saturday 21st – It’s MetroPark Makers – Tie Dye with Erie MetroParks. It’ll be at the Osborn MetroPark Erie Room from 1pm until 2pm. Come out and learn different tie dye patterns and dye your own bandanas. Feel free to bring something to tie dye. For children ages 6 through 12 and registration is required.  

  

Saturday 21st – There is a fundraiser for the Basket Festival at the Berlin Township Hunters & Farmers Conservation Club from 4pm until 8pm. There will be a 50/50 raffle, items for auction, food vendors, and live entertainment by Evan Hoffman.   

  

Saturday 21st – The Firelands Aero Club is having a Pilot Cook-Out at the Norwalk-Huron County Airport from 11am until 2pm. Fly on out to enjoy a classic cook-out. Burgers, hot dogs, and drinks will be served. The cost is donation only. 

 

Monday 23rd – It’s Adult Craft Night at the Norwalk Public Library starting at 6pm get an introduction to fabric stamping with stencils and tea towels. Registration is required for this event. For more information, please call 419-668-6063. 

    

Monday 23rd – At the Huron Public Library it’s the Girls Who Can Code Coding Club, for grades 6 through 8 from 4pm until 5:30pm. Registration is required. 

-4pm. Teen Library Council on Zoom, for grades 7 through 12. Teens interested in volunteer work can bring their thoughts to this monthly Zoom meeting. 

-6:30pm. At the Huron Public Library, it’s “The Beatles at Shea Stadium: The Beginning of Stadium Rock.” Dave Schwensen presents the story of this historical concert through commentary and interviews. For more information, please call 419-433-5009. 

   

Monday 23rd – It’s Milan’s Morning Moment: The Story of Arthur Truluv at the Milan Public library from 10am until 11am. Take a break from your garden and dig into this month’s Morning Moment selection, The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg – a story of an unlikely friendship that develops in a cemetery. Take a journey and open your heart to this powerful novel. Join for a cup of coffee, muffins, and good conversation. Copies of this month’s book are available at the library circulation desk. For more information, please call 419-499-4117. 

   

Monday 23rd – It’s the FREE Library Digital Movie Services at the Milan Public Library from 11am until 12pm. Learn about your FREE digital movie options with your Milan-Berlin library card. For more information, please call 419-499-4117. 

  

Monday 23rd – It’s the Teen Book Club: When You Trap A Tiger at the Milan Public Library from 6pm until 7pm. Are you a teen that loves to read? Come join and have a snack while discussing the latest book selection. May’s book selection is When You Trap A Tiger by Tae Keller. For more information, please call 419-499-4117. 

     

Monday 23rdIt’s Park Pals: Turtely Awesome with Erie Metro Parks. It’ll be at the Osborn MetroPark Frost Center from 10:30am until 11:30pm. Celebrating World Turtle Day with a story reading, feeding the turtles in the nature center and craft making. For children ages 3 through 6. Registration is required and kids must be accompanied by an adult.  

   

Tuesday 24th – It’s evening disc golf with Erie MetroParks at Osborn MetroPark from 6pm until 8pm. Come out and Play 9-holes of the Osborn MetroPark Disc Golf Course in small teams. Ages 8 and older. Registration is required. Discs are provided but feel free to bring your own. 

 

Tuesday 24th – Wreaths Across America’s Mobile Education Unit is coming to Schild’s IGA in Norwalk. They’ll be there from 10am until 4pm. There will be a commemorative wreath laying event at 11am as well as activities for the whole family. For more information, please call 419-681-1023. 

  

Tuesday 24th – It’s Crafternoon at the Norwalk Public Library from 4pm until 4:30pm. Join with your friends and craft a cool take home craft. For children in grades kindergarten through 3rd grade. For more information, please call 419-499-4117. 

   

Wednesday 25th 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. 

 

 Wednesday 25th – With the Huron Public Library it’s the STEM Team: Nature Scavenger Hunt at Lake Front Park starting at 4:30pm. For kindergarten through grade 6. Visit the park and explore all the subjects of STEAM with Miss Melissa! Registration is required. 

-3pm – 5pm. Huron Historical Society Open Hours.  

-6pm. Euchre Night, for teens and adults. For more information, please call 419-433-5009. 

   

Wednesday 25th – 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. For teens ages 11 through 18. For more information, please call 419-499-4117. 

   

Wednesday 25th – Second Harvest Food Bank will be having a mobile food pantry at the Galion School Campus in Galion from 4pm until 5:30pm. 

  

Thursday 26th – Its StoryTime at the Norwalk Public Library starting at 11am explore picture books, educational activities, and small crafts. For children up to age 5. For more information, please call 419-668-6063. 

   

Thursday 26th – At the Huron Public Library it’s the Girls Who Can Code Coding Club, for grades 3 through 5 from 4pm until 5:30pm. Registration is required. 

-6:30pm. Sip & Paint with Diane Reinhart. Registration is required. For more information, please call 419-433-5009. 

    

Thursday 26thSecond Harvest Food Bank will be having a mobile food pantry at the Lorain High School in Lorain from 4:30pm until 6pm. 

  

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 29thIt’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 31stIt’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. 

  

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.