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"Ups and Downs" Exhibit

Merry-Go-Round Museum, 301 Jackson St. (at US 6), Sandusky


Mar 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014

Wed-Sat 11 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm

$6/adult, $5/senior, $4/child; children 3 and under are free

"Ups and Downs" is an exhibition to connect carousels and family recreation from the early 1900s to present. Featuring antique merry-go-round animals, this display examines how carving factories would create the different animals like several menagerie elk, created by various carousel manufacturers. A jumping giraffe will take the stage during the exhibit, as will a wolf, lion, and tiger.

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Privy to History: Civil War Prison Life Unearthed

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes & Buckland aves., Fremont

419.332.2081 ext. 217

May 1, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015

Tues-Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm

$7.50/adult, $6.50/senior, $3/child (age 6-12)

Northwest Ohio is home to the only Union Army Civil War prison specifically designed to house captured Confederate officers. Johnson's Island Civil War Prison continues to reveal tantalizing details about the war and the men who fought and died. This exhibit focuses on additional information learned through archaeological evidence discovered since the 1965 publication of "Rebels on Lake Erie," the seminal history of the prison written by Charles E. Frohman. Numerous artifacts recovered from the site in recent years are on display.

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Yoga on the Beach

East Harbor State Park Beach, 1600 N. Buck Rd., Marblehead


May 24, 2014 - Aug 30, 2014

Tues, Thurs, and Sat 8-8:45 am


The gentle yoga class, with instructor Donna Leuke, will accommodate all levels of experience, including beginners, and all ages from youth through seniors. Attendees should bring a beach towel or a blanket, as traditional yoga mats do not work well on the sand. A portion of all proceeds are donated to United Way of Ottawa County.

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The Splendor of Lake Erie Exhibit by Local Artists

Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center-West, 770 S.E. Catawba Rd. (SR 53), Port Clinton


Jun 1, 2014 - Sep 30, 2014

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-7 pm, Sat 9 am-7 pm, Sun 10 am-6 pm

Featuring local artists Rosemary Schramm of Port Clinton, Barbara Radebaugh of Catawba Island, Jim Siemer of Middle Bass Island, and Celeste Mycoskie of Put-in-Bay.

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Summer Ghost Walks with Victoria

Marshall Inn Bed & Breakfast, 204 Monroe St., Port Clinton


Jun 21, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014; Jun 21, 2015 - Oct 31, 2015

7 & 8 pm


Walk with your guide, Victoria, through old Port Clinton as she recounts tales of romance, history, mystery, and ghosts in the area. Call ahead for reservations.

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Stuff the Bus

Sandusky Mall, 4314 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky

419.625.8574 ext. 121

Jun 27, 2014 - Aug 15, 2014

Mon-Sat 10 am-9 pm, Sun 11 am-6 pm

Donate school supplies to benefit Erie County children. Sponsored by United Way of Erie County, Vacationland Federal Credit Union, Ohio Business College, The Volunteer Center, and Sandusky Mall. See customer service for further details.

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Vermilion Arts Guild's Summer Art Show

Main Street Vermilion, 685 Main St. (SR 60), Vermilion


Jul 25, 2014 - Sep 7, 2014

Fri-Mon 12-4 pm

Featuring local artists and fine craftsmen.

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Lakeside Photography Show

Hoover Auditorium Lobby,115 W. Third St., Lakeside


Jul 29, 2014 - Aug 16, 2014

Gate fee applies: $19.75/adult, $13.75/child (age 12-18)

The Photography Show features several award categories including "Best of Show" and viewers of the exhibit will vote for "Popular Preference." visit the website for entry rules and forms.

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2014 Corsair Nationals & Rendezvous

Lake Erie, Put-in-Bay

Jul 31, 2014 - Aug 3, 2014

Hosted by the Inter-Lake Yachting Association's Bayweek Regatta, a top-notch event in North America. The event is open to all Corsair-built trimaran models, and racing and cruising divisions will be formed as registration details progress. Check the website for updated information.

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Senior Sail Regatta



Jul 31, 2014 - Aug 3, 2014

I-LYA Sail Boat Regatta, an island tradition for more than 100 years begins on Monday morning for three days. Races are held early each morning off island's western shore.

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