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Cleveland Artifact Machine

Sandusky Cultural Center, 2130 Hayes Ave. (SR 4), Sandusky


Apr 10, 2016 - May 15, 2016

1-4 pm


The Sandusky Cultural Center provides educational and entertaining exhibits that stimulate an interest in the fine arts. They provide a focus for multicultural awareness and introduce complex issues and challenging concepts. The featured exhibit is Cleveland Artifact Machine. The Gallery is closed on Saturdays, school holidays, vacations, "snow days", etc.

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Spring Migration

Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor


Apr 30, 2016 - May 15, 2016



Discover why visitors flock from all over the world to enjoy spring migration at Ohio's only National Wildlife Refuge. Free, open-air tram tours, over ten miles of trails, and a seven-mile, self-guided wildlife drive are offered daily.

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May 2016

Air Gun Range Open Shooting

Camp Perry CMP Competition Center, 1000 Lawrence Dr. (off SR 2), Port Clinton

419.635.2141 ext. 1101

May 5, 2016; May 10, 2016; May 12, 2016; May 17, 2016; May 19, 2016; May 24, 2016; May 26, 2016; May 31, 2016

5-8:30 pm

$5/adult, $2/junior (high school students)

Shooters, including aspiring new shooters, are invited to do practice shooting at the Camp Perry 80-point, 10-meter air gun range is fully equipped with electronic targets that accommodate air rifle, air pistol, or National Match Air Rifle shooting. Instructors and shooting equipment are available at the range.

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Blue Goose Bus Tour

Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor


May 5, 2016; May 7, 2016 - May 8, 2016; May 14, 2016 - May 15, 2016

1-4 pm


Join a ranger and enjoy behind-the-scenes access to closed areas of the refuge complex. Destinations vary depending on wildlife use and activity. Reservations required.

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Cinco de Mayo Party

The Erie Social Shuffleboard Club & Bar, 5686 E. Harbor Rd. (163), Marblehead


May 5, 2016

Featuring food and drink specials.

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Community Prayer Breakfast

German's Villa, 3330 Liberty Ave., Vermilion


May 5, 2016

7:45-9 am


Join the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce and Vermilion Ministerial Association for breakfast and fellowship. Please call to make a reservation.

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Open Mic Night

Chateau Tebeau Winery, 525 SR 635, Helena


May 5, 2016; May 12, 2016; May 19, 2016; May 26, 2016


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Ottawa Tram Tour

Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor


May 5, 2016 - May 10, 2016; May 13, 2016

9:30 am, 11 am, 12:30 pm, 2 pm, and 3:30 pm


Enjoy the scenery and birds along the refuge hiking trails while riding on the refuge tram. These one hour tours depart from the Visitor Center. First come, first served.

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Pt. Pelee Birdwatching, Canada

Jet Express, 3 N. Monroe St., Port Clinton


May 5, 2016; May 12, 2016

7:45 am-6 pm

$85/adult, $42/child (age 12 and under)

Enjoy a scenic 40-mile Jet Express cruise across Lake Erie to downtown Leamington, Ontario Canada. This self-guided tour and adventure is a unique opportunity to experience spring migration on the northern shore of Lake Erie. Reservations required. A valid U.S. Passport is required. Please have birth dates and passport numbers when making reservations.

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Yoga & Meditation

Firelands Church, 2929 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Port Clinton


May 5, 2016; May 12, 2016

5:30 pm (Meditation), 6 pm (Yoga)

$10/Yoga; $2/Meditation

Gentle Yoga class with Linda Green. Bring a mat and wear loose, comfy clothing.

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