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

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


Apr 1, 2015 - Jan 4, 2016

Tues-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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May 2015

Lake Erie Love Giveaway


May 19, 2015 - Aug 30, 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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Live Entertainment

Mojito Bay Tiki Bar, 389 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay


May 22, 2015 - May 31, 2015

8 pm

May 1-2: Jamison Charles, May 8-9: James Ranke, May 15: Jamison Charles, May 16: The Gryphons, May 17: Russ Baum & Huck Finn, May 22-23: Brad Moore, May 24: Flyin' Jays, May 25: Allie Busold, May 26-27: Jerry Sprague, May 28: Allie Busold, May 29: Jamison Charles, May 30: James Ranke, and May 31: Jamison Charles. All dates and times are subject to change and are weather permitting.

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Yoga on the Beach

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


May 23, 2015 - Sep 5, 2015

Tues, Thurs, and Sat 8:15-9 am

$5 donation to United Way

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Live Entertainment

The Round House Bar, 60 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay


May 25, 2015 - May 29, 2015; May 31, 2015

9 pm-1 am

May 1-2: Ollie's Pool Party, May 3: Paul Franks, May 8-9: Sparks to the Rescue, May 10: Paul Franks, May 14-15: Up Next, May 17: Twinpfunk, May 22: Killer Flamingos, May 25: Up Next, May 26: Scott Paris, May 27: Captain Sweet Shoes, May 28: Bar Pilots, May 29: Tricky Dick, and May 31: Tricky Dick.

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Marblehead Lighthouse Tours

Marblehead Lighthouse, 110 Lighthouse Dr., Marblehead

419.734.4424 ext. 2

May 26, 2015 - May 29, 2015; Jun 1, 2015 - Jun 5, 2015; Jun 8, 2015 - Jun 12, 2015; Jun 15, 2015 - Jun 19, 2015; Jun 22, 2015 - Jun 26, 2015; Jun 29, 2015 - Jul 3, 2015; Jul 6, 2015 - Jul 10, 2015; Jul 13, 2015 - Jul 17, 2015; Jul 20, 2015 - Jul 24, 2015; Jul 27, 2015 - Jul 31, 2015; Aug 3, 2015 - Aug 7, 2015; Aug 10, 2015 - Aug 14, 2015; Aug 17, 2015 - Aug 21, 2015; Aug 24, 2015 - Aug 28, 2015; Aug 31, 2015 - Sep 4, 2015

Mon-Fri 12-4 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). Museum is opening during all lighthouse tours and entry is free. Lighthouse may be closed during periods of rain, storms, high winds or severe weather.

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Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council 4th Thursday Art Walk

Various downtown locations, Port Clinton


May 28, 2015; Jun 25, 2015; Jul 23, 2015; Aug 27, 2015; Sep 24, 2015; Oct 22, 2015

5-8 pm


Along with the GPCAAC, art galleries, restaurants, and other businesses will support the monthly trek. Opening receptions will be held at many of the galleries, along with refreshments and music. Various restaurants and businesses will provide a musical interlude, as well as hosting an artist, as patrons wander from one art stop to the next.

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Live Entertainment

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


May 28, 2015 - May 30, 2015

9:30 pm

May 1-2: Venyx, May 8-9: Nashville Crush, May 15-16: Pfreak Show, May 21: Menus, May 22-24: Menus, May 28: Bright Light Band, and May 29-30: Mustang Sally.

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Open Public Shooting

Camp Perry Training Site, 1000 Lawrence Dr. (off SR 2), Port Clinton

419.635.2141 ext. 1101

May 28, 2015

5-8:30 pm

$5/adult, $2/junior

Shooters, including aspiring new shooters, are invited to take advantage of a new opportunity to do practice shooting on Tue and Thurs evenings at the Camp Perry Marksmanship Center air gun range. 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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Sushi Demo & Wine Pairing

Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River S Rd., Elmore

419.862.3182 ext. 117

May 28, 2015

6 pm


This "how-to" demo with Chef Fayerweather includes history of sushi and sashimi, sushi vocabulary and other sushi-related topics, and the inner workings of Asian culture. Sample three amazing sushi rolls along with select wines from Wine Trends. Wine will be available by the bottle as well. The gardens will open at 5 pm for attendees to wander and enjoy. Space is limited; reservations required.

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