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"Ups and Downs" Exhibit

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

419.626.6111

merrygoroundmuseum.org

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

rbhayes.org

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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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

800.441.1271

shoresandislands.com

Jun 1, 2014 - Sep 30, 2014

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm, Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 10 am-2 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

877.376.5531

marshallinn.com

Jun 21, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014; Jun 20, 2015 - Oct 31, 2015

7 & 8 pm

$8.50/person

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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September 2014

Fall Yoga with Mary Leahy

Bodi N Balance, 3936 Harbor Light Landing Dr., Port Clinton

330.858.1890

bodinbalance.com

Sep 1, 2014 - Nov 27, 2014

Mon 9:45-10:45 am, Wed 10-11 am

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Fall Harvest Activities

Burnham Orchards, 8019 SR 113, Berlin Heights

419.588.2138

burnhamorchards.com

Sep 20, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014

Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, Sat-Sun 11 am-5 pm

Daily activities include: the Great Corn Maze Adventure - over a mile of trails and 260,000 corn stalks to challenge you, a pumpkin patch - walk through the patch and select the pumpkins of your choice, and pick your own. Additional weekend activities include: hayrides through the orchard, face painting, balloon making, and more.

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Drawn In

Sandusky Cultural Center, 2130 Hayes Ave., Sandusky

419.625.1188

sanduskyculturalcenter.org

Sep 21, 2014 - Sep 26, 2014; Sep 28, 2014 - Oct 3, 2014; Oct 5, 2014 - Oct 10, 2014; Oct 12, 2014

Sun-Fri 1-4 pm

Featured exhibit: Drawn In. Drawing is one of the oldest forms of human expression, with evidence for its existence predating that of written communication. Drawing is often exploratory, with considerable emphasis on observation, problem-solving, and composition. An unusual feature of Drawn In is a number of collaborative works in which two or more artists have worked on the same finished piece.

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"Designing a Backyard Grocery Store" Gardening and Plant Weekend Getaway

McKenna's Inn Bed & Breakfast, 5714 E. Pittsburgh St., Port Clinton

419.341.6033

Sep 22, 2014; Sep 29, 2014; Oct 6, 2014; Oct 13, 2014; Oct 20, 2014; Oct 27, 2014; Nov 3, 2014; Nov 10, 2014; Nov 17, 2014; Nov 24, 2014; Dec 1, 2014; Dec 8, 2014; Dec 15, 2014; Dec 22, 2014; Dec 29, 2014; Jan 5, 2015; Jan 12, 2015; Jan 19, 2015; Jan 26, 2015; Feb 2, 2015; Feb 9, 2015; Feb 16, 2015; Feb 23, 2015; Mar 2, 2015; Mar 9, 2015; Mar 16, 2015; Mar 23, 2015; Mar 30, 2015; Apr 6, 2015; Apr 13, 2015; Apr 20, 2015; Apr 27, 2015; May 4, 2015; May 11, 2015; May 18, 2015; May 25, 2015; Jun 1, 2015; Jun 8, 2015; Jun 15, 2015; Jun 22, 2015; Jun 29, 2015; Jul 6, 2015; Jul 13, 2015

9:30 am-6 pm

$99

Event includes a brief lecture and hands-on session on organic garden design, hands-on instruction on how create a space to raise chickens, assortment of plants and seeds, entries for prizes, food, beverages, and more. Reservations required as space is limited.

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Arts at Grace: Inspirations From Nature...Art From My Heart

Grace Episcopal Church, 315 Wayne St., Sandusky

419.625.6919

gracesandusky.org

Sep 22, 2014 - Sep 26, 2014; Sep 29, 2014 - Oct 3, 2014; Oct 6, 2014 - Oct 10, 2014; Oct 13, 2014 - Oct 16, 2014

Mon-Fri 10:30 am-3 pm

Free

Featuring local artist, singer, and songwriter Rosemary Schramm.

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Autunm Begins Kayak Float

The Coupling MetroPark, 11618 SR 13 Milan

419.625.7783

eriemetroparks.org

Sep 23, 2014

1 pm

Meet at the canoe landing for a paddle on the Huron River. One paddler per kayak, must be age 11 or older and must know how to swim. Registration required; limit 12.

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