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May 2016

Spring Shoes Fundraiser

Erie County Dog Pound, 2900 Columbus Ave., Sandusky


May 11, 2016 - Jul 15, 2016

Help raise funds for the Erie County Dog Pound by donating your new or gently worn, used shoes. Paired shoes need to be tied together. All proceeds collected will benefit Third World Countries and provide their Medical Fund with a contribution of .40 cents per pound. Their goal is 2,500 pairs.

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Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial Observation Deck Tours

Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, 93 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay


May 21, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016

10 am-6 pm

$5/adult (17 yrs and older)

Established to honor those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie, during the War of 1812, and to celebrate the long-lasting peace between Britain, Canada, and the U.S. The Memorial, a Doric column rising 352 ft. over Lake Erie, is situated five miles from the longest undefended border in the world.

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Round House Bar Live Entertainment

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


May 25, 2016 - May 31, 2016

May 25: Bob Gatewood (2 pm): May 26: 3 and Out (9 pm); May 27: Mad Dog (2 pm), Killer Flamingos (9 pm); May 28: Mad Dog (2 pm), Paul Franks (6:30 pm), Killer Flamingos (9:30 pm); May 29: Mad Dog (2 pm), Paul Franks (6:30 pm), Wild Lama (9:30 pm); May 31: Captain Sweet Shoes (9 pm)

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Air Gun Range Open Shooting

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

419.635.2141 ext. 1101

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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Beer Barrel Saloon Live Entertainment

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


May 26, 2016 - May 30, 2016

May 26: The Menus (9:30 pm); May 27: Jamison (2 pm), Venyx (5:30 pm), The Menus (9:30 pm); May 28-29: Bob Gatewood & Calabash (2 pm), Venyx (6 pm), The Menus (9:30 pm); May 30: Jamison (3 pm).

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Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council 4th Thursday Art Walk

Various downtown locations, Port Clinton


May 26, 2016; Jun 23, 2016; Jul 28, 2016; Aug 25, 2016; Sep 22, 2016; Oct 27, 2016

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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Knit One, Crochet, Too!

Sandusky Library, 114 W. Adams St., Sandusky


May 26, 2016; Jun 23, 2016; Jul 22, 2016; Aug 25, 2016

10:30 am-12 pm

Join the company of other knitters and crocheters.

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Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival

Water Works Park, Port Clinton


May 26, 2016 - May 30, 2016

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


The 36th annual Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival gets underway at picturesque Waterworks Park (Perry Street) on the shores of beautiful Lake Erie in Port Clinton. An array of free live concerts, kids fishing derby, parade, educational programs and activities, carnival rides, and more than 130 vendors from around the nation help make this event one of Ohio's premier outdoor weekend celebrations. Never in short supply, delicious food and beverages will be enjoyed by all. This is the perfect summer kick-off!

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Mr. Ed's Port Clinton Live Entertainment

Mr. Ed's Bar & Grille, 225 W. Lakeshore Dr. (SR 163), Port Clinton


May 26, 2016 - May 29, 2016

9:30 pm

May 26-27: Splendid Chaos; May 28-29: Rumor Mill

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Open Mic Night

Chateau Tebeau Winery, 525 SR 635, Helena


May 26, 2016


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