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"Dressed for Life: First Ladies & Red Dress Collection" Exhibit

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, 1337 Hayes Ave., Fremont


Apr 1, 2015 - Jan 4, 2016

Mon-Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm (Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day)

$7.50/adult, $6.50/senior (60 yrs), $3/child (6-12 yrs)

More than a half dozen red dresses worn by First Ladies are displayed along with celebrity dresses from New York City's annual "Red Dress Collection" Fashion Show. The show is part of "The Heart Truth," a national awareness campaign focused on women's heart health. Included in this exhibit are dresses worn by First Ladies Pat Nixon, Betty Ford, Carolyn Harrison, Rosalyn Carter, Laura Bush, and Lucy Hayes. Celebrity dresses, by top international designers, include those worn by Robin Roberts, Heidi Klum, Emmylou Harris, and Venus Williams. A series of women's heart-health awareness programming is planned in conjunction with the exhibit.

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Lake Erie Love Giveaway


May 19, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015

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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November 2015

Lights Before Christmas

Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo


Nov 13, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016

Sun-Thurs 3-8 pm, Fri-Sat 3-9 pm (Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day)

$13/adult (age 12-59), $10/senior (age 60+), $10/child (age 2-11)

Enjoy displays containing millions of lights and many other holiday-themed attractions. Watch the dancing lights display near cheetah Valley, hear the joyous sounds of carolers on selected evenings, and visit with Santa in the Museum.

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Photos with Santa

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

419.626.8574 ext. 121

Nov 14, 2015 - Dec 24, 2015

Hours vary

Stop by for a photo with Santa.

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Have a 'Maritime' Christmas

Sandusky Bay Pavilion, 605 E. Water St., Sandusky


Nov 21, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016

5-10 pm

The museum will be fully 'decked' out inside and open winter hours for the holiday season. A temporary winter exhibit will be on display through February featuring Ice Boats and Ice fishing on Lake Erie.

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Bell Mell Tavern Live Entertainment

Bell Mell Tavern, 307 Fulton St., Port Clinton


Nov 27, 2015

7-11 pm

Nov 6: Steve Brownell (7:30-10:30 pm), Nov 13: Tim Blake & Michelle, Nov 20: Corduroy Road, Nov 27: Rusty G String.

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Cassidy and the Music

The Listening Room at OurGuest Inn & Suites, 220 E. Perry St. (SR 163), Port Clinton


Nov 27, 2015

8 pm

$10/person (plus 2-drink minimum)

Cassidy's former band, Antigone Rising, first signed a landmark deal with Starbuck's Hear Music label and Atlantic Records touring the U.S. with legends including the Rolling Stones. She recently earned a track on pop icon Demi Lovato's newest album "Confident" titled "For You."

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Catawba Inn Live Entertainment

Catawba Inn, 4112 N. Crogan St., Port Clinton


Nov 27, 2015

7-11 pm

Featuring Dave & Glenn.

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Christmas Dancing Light Show

Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, 3319 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky


Nov 27, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015

6 pm-12 am


Enjoy the sights and sounds of the dancing light show from the comfort of your warm vehicle! Tune your car radio to 99.7 FM; the light show plays every 30 minutes.

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Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Downtown, Sandusky


Nov 27, 2015

6 pm


Help kick off the holiday season in downtown Sandusky with this beautiful lighting ceremony.

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