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Spring Shoes Fundraiser

Erie County Dog Pound, 2900 Columbus Ave., Sandusky


May 11, 2016 - Jul 15, 2016

Help raise funds for the Erie County Dog Pound by donating your new or gently worn, used shoes. Paired shoes need to be tied together. All proceeds collected will benefit Third World Countries and provide their Medical Fund with a contribution of .40 cents per pound. Their goal is 2,500 pairs.

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Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial Observation Deck Tours

Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, 93 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay


May 21, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016

10 am-6 pm

$5/adult (17 yrs and older)

Established to honor those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie, during the War of 1812, and to celebrate the long-lasting peace between Britain, Canada, and the U.S. The Memorial, a Doric column rising 352 ft. over Lake Erie, is situated five miles from the longest undefended border in the world.

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Yoga on the Beach

East Harbor State Park Beach, 1169 N. Buck Rd. (SR 269), Marblehead


May 28, 2016 - Sep 3, 2016

Tues, Thurs, and Sat 8:30 am

$7 donation to United Way

Gentle, all-levels yoga with instructor, Donna Lueke. Bring a towel or blanket.

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Marblehead Lighthouse Tours

Marblehead Lighthouse, 110 Lighthouse Dr., Marblehead

419.734.4424 ext. 2

May 30, 2016 - Sep 5, 2016

11am-4 pm


Built in 1821, the Marblehead Lighthouse is an active navigational aid to the oldest lighthouse in continuous operation on the Great Lakes. Climb 77 circular steps to the top. Tours every 15 minutes to the top of the Marblehead Lighthouse, with the last tour beginning 15 minutes before closing time (weather permitting). Lighthouse may be closed during periods of rain, storms, high winds or severe weather.

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June 2016

Jim Siemer Lake Erie Watercolors Exhibit

James A. Rhodes State Office Tower, 30 E. Broad St., Columbus

Jun 1, 2016 - Jun 30, 2016

Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm


Jim Siemer is an artist from Columbus, Ohio whose family built a cottage on Middle Bass Island in 1983. Jim was inspired by the beauty of the Lake Erie islands area and paints watercolors featuring many of the region's coastal treasures. Prints of Jim's watercolors are available in gift shops and galleries in Port Clinton, Put-in-Bay, Catawba Island, Marblehead, Vermilion and on Middle Bass Island.

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The Amazing Grape Race

Wineries along the Lake Erie Shores & Islands Wine Trail


Jun 1, 2016 - Jun 30, 2016

Visit wineries along the Lake Erie Shores & Islands Trail in Northwest Ohio. Have your card signed by all the participating wineries to receive a complimentary gift and a chance to win additional prizes. Please visit website for more details.

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Ghost Walks with Victoria

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


Jun 18, 2016 - Oct 31, 2016

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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Lake Erie Love Giveaway


Jun 21, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016

Do you love Lake Erie Shores & Islands? Show it by displaying a Lake Erie Love window decal on your home, auto, or business. If spotted during random street searches you could win Lake Erie Love swag items! Get your free decal at the Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Centers located on US 250 in Sandusky and SR 53 in Port Clinton.

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Beer Barrel Saloon Live Entertainment

Beer Barrel Saloon, 324 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay


Jun 24, 2016 - Jun 30, 2016

Jun 24: Jamison (1 pm), Wally & the Beavs (5:30 pm), The Sly Band (9:30 pm); Jun 25: Danger Bros. (2 pm), Wally & the Beavs (6:30 pm), The Sly Band (9:30 pm); Jun 26-30: Chad Peifer (2 pm), Kenny Kidd (5:30 pm), Mustang Sally (9:30 pm)

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The Boathouse Live Entertainment

The Boathouse Bar and Grill, 218 Hartford Ave., Put-in-Bay


Jun 26, 2016 - Jun 30, 2016

Jun 26-27: COD (8:30-11 pm), Jun 28-30: James Ranke (8-11 pm)

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