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"Ups and Downs" Exhibit

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


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

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


Jun 1, 2014 - Sep 30, 2014

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-7 pm, Sat 9 am-7 pm, Sun 10 am-6 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


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

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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August 2014

Marblehead Lighthouse Tour

Marblehead Lighthouse, 110 Lighthouse Dr., Marblehead

419.734.4424 ext. 2

Aug 18, 2014 - Aug 22, 2014; Aug 25, 2014 - Aug 29, 2014

12-4 pm


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.

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Sandusky County Fair


Aug 19, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014

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Beach Yoga

Firefly Beach Resort, 4903 Cleveland Rd. E (US 6), Huron


Aug 20, 2014; Aug 23, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014; Aug 27, 2014; Aug 30, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014

Wed 7:30-8:30 pm, Sat-Sun 8:30-9:30 am

$10/class or 10 classes for $80

The Firefly Beach Resort is located directly behind the Erie Kai Tavern, just minutes away from Sandusky. Please park in the front by the Erie Kai Tavern or in their side parking area and walk down towards the beach. Check-in for classes is under the pavilion at the top of the beach.

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Beach Yoga

Main Street Beach, Vermilion


Aug 20, 2014; Aug 22, 2014; Aug 25, 2014; Aug 27, 2014; Aug 29, 2014; Sep 1, 2014

8:30-9:30 am

Classes are free and open to the public. Donations accepted. All levels are welcome for this Hatha yoga class.

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Brown Bag Lunch Program: Music at Old Cedar Point

Sandusky Library, 114 W. Adams St., Sandusky


Aug 20, 2014

12-1 pm


Did you have an opportunity to see this documentary on the big screen? If not, here's your chance! Take a look back at the early days of Cedar Point and the evolution of leisure time and leisure time activities. Registration is not required.

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Cigar Night

Canoe Club Wine Bar, 5831 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Marblehead


Aug 20, 2014; Sep 17, 2014

7 pm

Free with cigar purchase

Shannon Marr from North Coast Cigar Connections will be on-hand for comments and questions.

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