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May 2014

Free Fishing Days

Various locations in Ohio


May 3, 2014 - May 4, 2014

All Ohio residents are invited to take the opportunity to experience Ohio's fantastic fishing without purchasing a fishing license.

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Kentucky Derby Cruise

Various locations, Kelleys Island


May 3, 2014


The Goodtime I will depart Sandusky at 3:30 pm and depart Kelleys Island at 7:30 pm. There will be a DJ on board as well as a cash bar. Call to reserve your ticket today.

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Kentucky Derby Party

Chez François/Touché Wine Bar, 555 Main St., Vermilion


May 3, 2014

5 pm

Featuring specials on Makers Mark Mint Juleps and flights of small-batch Kentucky Bourbons. In addition, Chef John D'Amico will feature a four-course "Derby" menu for $36.95. Put on your derby hat and join in the fun!

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March for Babies 2014

Shoreline Park, 701 E. Water St., Downtown Sandusky


May 3, 2014


A three mile walk through downtown Sandusky to raise awareness for prevention of prematurity, birth defects, and infant mortality. Registration begins at 8:30 am; walk begins at 10 am.

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Mother-to-Mother Sale

St. John Lutheran Church, Adams & 2nd sts., Port Clinton


May 3, 2014

9 am-12 pm

$.50 or a canned good donation

Great deals on gently used children's clothing, gear, and accessories. Sponsored by the Port Clinton Women's Club.

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Movie: The Pirates Movie

Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky


May 3, 2014

10:30 am & 2:30 pm


Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Ottawa County Family Fun Fair

Bataan Memorial Elementary School, 525 W. Sixth St., Port Clinton


May 3, 2014

10 am-1 pm


For all families with children ages infant to age eight. Fun hands-on activities for kids, free food and drinks, and a variety of vendors with helpful information for parents.

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A Bordeaux Wine Dinner

Chez François/Touché Wine Bar, 555 Main St., Vermilion


May 4, 2014

5 pm

$150/person (tax & gratuity not included)

The evening will begin with a pre-dinner tasting featuring a diverse selection of Bordeaux appellations with a focus on the outstanding 2010 vintage. The dinner portion features seven well chosen wines with a focus on the outstanding 2010 vintage with one wine from seven appellations throughout Bordeaux.

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High School Nationals

Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, 1300 SR 18, Norwalk


May 4, 2014

8 am-8 pm

$10/adult; children 12 and under are free

Summit Motorsports Park provides the safe, appropriate venue for students to "run their wheels off," all under the direct supervision and guidance of trained and experienced staff.

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Hike the Dikes: Warblers!

Magee Marsh Sportsmen's Migratory Bird Center, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor


May 4, 2014

9 am


Walk takes you into areas of Magee Marsh and Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge that are usually closed to the public. Attend three hikes and earn a hickory walking stick.

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