Mar 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
"Ups and Downs" Exhibit
Wed-Sat 11 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm
Merry-Go-Round Museum, 301 Jackson St. (at US 6), Sandusky
$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.
419.626.6111
merrygoroundmuseum.org

 

Apr 5, 2014 - May 26, 2014
Spring Arts Show
Sat-Sun 12-4 pm
Main Street Vermilion, 685 Main St. (SR 60), Vermilion
A collection of local artists and craftsmen working to promote the local art scene. The gallery show features fine art, photography, jewelry, wood sculpture, ceramics, pottery, and unique hand-crafted items.
440.963.0772
mainstreetvermilion.org

 

Apr 23, 2014
RISEing Entrepreneurs - Networking and Speaker Series
4-6 pm
EHOVE Career Center - Young Chef's Inn, 316 W. Mason Rd., Milan
Free
A casual networking and information session for those interested in starting their own business or just curious what it takes to be an entrepreneur. The event is hosted by a local business incubator, RISE, and the Erie County Chamber of Commerce. A successful Cleveland entrepreneur will join in to share some of his experiences. More information available here: http://conta.cc/1eouroH
419.627.7791
conta.cc/1eouroH

 

Apr 24, 2014; Apr 29, 2014; May 1, 2014; May 6, 2014; May 8, 2014; May 13, 2014; May 15, 2014; May 20, 2014; May 22, 2014; May 27, 2014; May 29, 2014
Open Public Shooting
5:30-8 pm
Camp Perry Training Site, Port Clinton
$5/adult, $2/junior
Shooters, including aspiring new shooters, who live in the Camp Perry area 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.
419.635.2141 ext. 1101
thecmp.org/3p/publicshooting.htm

 

Apr 25, 2014
Aaron Tippin
7:30 pm
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
$26/person
Tippin has released a total of nine studio albums and two compilations, with five gold certifications and one platinum certification among them. In addition, he has charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including three Number Ones: There Ain't Nothin' Wrong with the Radio (1992), That's as Close as I'll Get to Loving You (1995), and Kiss This (2000), as well as the Top Ten hits You've Got to Stand for Something, I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way, My Blue Angel, Working Man's Ph.D, For You I Will, and Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly.
877.626.1950
sanduskystate.com

 

Apr 25, 2014 - Apr 26, 2014
Cooking Class: Paris, Je T'amie!
6 pm
The Kitchen's Bounty, 3207 Campbell St., Sandusky
$65/person
High on spring's favorite flavors like asparagus, tender scallops, and luscious eggs, celebrate with true French flair! Please visit the website to register for this class.
419.502.2500
thekitchensbounty.com

 

Apr 25, 2014
Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner
12-7 pm
St. John Lutheran Church, 207 Adams St., Port Clinton
$8/dinner
Dine-in or carry-out. Dinner includes spaghetti with meatballs, salad, roll, dessert, and drink. All proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Club of Port Clinton. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child, and one community at a time.
419.707.9492
facebook.com/kiwanisclubofportclinton

 

Apr 26, 2014
28th Annual Golf Scramble
8 am shotgun start (rain or shine)
Oak Harbor Golf Club, 10433 Oak Harbor SE Rd., Oak Harbor
$240/foursome
Participation is limited to the first 36 registered foursomes. In the event of inclement weather, other activities will still proceed and rain checks will be issued to those present. Chili dogs and brats on the 19th hole. All proceeds benefit the Red Cross.
419.734.1100
redcross.org/ottawagolf2014

 

Apr 26, 2014
Annual Spring Wine Fling
12 pm
Kelley's Island Wine Company, 418 Woodford Rd., Kelleys Island
Special tastings, live music, raffles, prizes, and more.
419.746.2678
kelleysislandwine.com

 

Apr 26, 2014
Family Fishing Day
10 am-2 pm (kids only)
East Harbor State Park Lockwood Shelter Pond, 1169 N. Buck Rd., Marblehead
In celebration of Earth Day, families are invited to catch some trout released by The Ohio Division of Wildlife. Adults may fish after 2 pm.
419.734.4424 ext. 2
eastharborstatepark.org

 

Apr 26, 2014
Gardeners Fair
9 am-3 pm
Sailorway Middle School, 5355 Sailorway Dr., Vermilion
$2/person
Beautiful flowers ready for planting, garden accessories, unique garden art, a chance to win garden-related prizes, and more. All proceeds benefit Vermilion in Bloom.
440.963.0772
mainstreetvermilion.org

 

Apr 26, 2014
Go Green Arbor Day Celebration
9 am-1 pm
Sandusky Greenhouse, 620 Elm St., Sandusky
Learn all about the exciting "eco-green" improvements and how to become a Friend of the Sandusky Greenhouse.
419.627.5886
cityofsandusky.com

 

Apr 26, 2014
Historical Program
1 pm
Maritime Museum of Sandusky, 125 Meigs St., Sandusky
Free with admission to the museum
Featured program: "Boats, Trains, and the Early Days at Cedar Point" presented by Bob Speers.
419.624.0274
sanduskymaritime.org

 

Apr 26, 2014; Oct 4, 2014
Home Based Business Show
10 am-4 pm
Sandusky Mall, 4314 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
If you're looking for a second income or some unique gifts, you won't want to miss this event.
419.625.8574 ext. 121
sandusky-mall.com

 

Apr 26, 2014
Huron Lions Wine Tasting Poker Run
1-5 pm
Various locations
$20/person, $35/couple
The five participating wineries are: D & D Smith, Matus, Quarry Hill, Vermilion Valley, and the final destination is Paper Moon where food will be provided and 50/50 drawings will be held. Visit each of the five wineries and pick up a poker chip. At Paper Moon, turn in your chips and pick out your hand. The best poker hand in both the men's and women's division wins. Please call for details and reservations.
419.433.2327

 

Apr 26, 2014
Lakeside Spring Cleanup Day
9 am
Lakeside Chautauqua, 236 Walnut Ave., Lakeside
Free
Volunteers work together to helo improve the overall appearance of the Lakeside grounds during this one-day event. Please RSVP by Mon, Apr 21.
866.952.5374
lakesideohio.com

 

Apr 26, 2014
Pop Up Talent
6-10 pm
Port Clinton Elk's Lodge, 231 Buckeye Blvd., Port Clinton
$40/single; $70/couple
Featuring The Naked Bacon Band, a fun-filled night showcasing local celebrity talent--you never know what might "pop up." Sponsored by Leadership Ottawa County Class of 2014 to support United Way's Pop-Up Adventure Play Program. Tickets available at Mary's Blossom Shoppe in Port Clinton, Danbury Zoning Department in Marblehead, Oak Harbor Chamber in Oak Harbor, and The Crafty Needle in Elmore.
419.734.6120

 

Apr 26, 2014
Sandusky's Annual MS Walk
9 am
Erie County Senior Center, 620 E. Water St., Sandusky
Your participation means you will be working to support programs, services, and research sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and that makes a huge difference to the people who must fight MS every day of their lives. Register today or at the Erie County Senior Center the day of the walk.
216.503.4183
MSohiowalk.org

 

Apr 26, 2014
Volunteer Day
9 am-12 pm
Old Woman Creek, 2514 Cleveland Rd. E (US 6), Huron
Join the staff to improve OWC habitats by maintaining the native flower beds and rain garden, removing invasive species, and assisting with the annual spring beach clean-up.
419.433.4601
oldwomancreek.org

 

Apr 27, 2014
Antonio Pompa-Baldi
3 pm
Firelands Campus Theatre, Huron
$15/adult
A piano concert in memory of Elinor Sidner.
sanduskyconcert.com

 

Apr 27, 2014
Earth Day Extravaganza
11 am-4 pm
Osborn MetroPark, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron
Free
Join in the fun! There will be live music, demonstrations, crafts, food, games, contests, and more.
419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

Apr 27, 2014; Jun 29, 2014; Jul 13, 2014; Jul 27, 2014; Aug 10, 2014; Aug 24, 2014; Sep 7, 2014; Sep 21, 2014; Sep 28, 2014
Great Lakes Largemouth Series
5 am check-in; launch at safe light; 2:30 weigh-in
West Harbor Public Ramp, 1955 NE Catawba Rd., Port Clinton
The fastest growing "largemouth only" bass fishing team tournament series on the Great Lakes. Visit the website to register or receive more information to participate. Spectators are encouraged to stop out on tournament day for the weigh-in.
614.361.5548
greatlakeslargemouthseries.com

 

Apr 27, 2014 - Jun 1, 2014
SINTER - Recent Work in Clay
Sun-Fri 1-4 pm
Sandusky Cultural Center, 2130 Hayes Ave. (SR 4), Sandusky
Free
419.625.1188
sanduskyculturalcenter.org

 

Apr 24, 2014; Apr 29, 2014; May 1, 2014; May 6, 2014; May 8, 2014; May 13, 2014; May 15, 2014; May 20, 2014; May 22, 2014; May 27, 2014; May 29, 2014
Open Public Shooting
5:30-8 pm
Camp Perry Training Site, Port Clinton
$5/adult, $2/junior
Shooters, including aspiring new shooters, who live in the Camp Perry area 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.
419.635.2141 ext. 1101
thecmp.org/3p/publicshooting.htm

 

May 1, 2014
Antinori Wine Dinner
6:30 pm
Ciao Bella Ristorante Italiano, 3880 Harbor Light Landing Dr., Port Clinton
Reservations required. Please visit website for more information.
419.734.2426
ciaobellaohio.com

 

May 1, 2014; Aug 7, 2014
Bonsai 101 with Director, Rod Noble
10 am
Schedel Arboretum & Gardens-Leo Pelka Bonsai Shelter, 19255 W. Portage River S Rd., Elmore
$12/person, $10/Schedel members
Discussion of history, general principles, care, watering, tools, and techniques for the beginner. Includes a demonstration of how to select, style, pot and wire a pre-bonsai plant into a specimen bonsai. Fee includes admission to the gardens until 4 pm.
419 862.3182
schedel-gardens.org

 

Apr 24, 2014; Apr 29, 2014; May 1, 2014; May 6, 2014; May 8, 2014; May 13, 2014; May 15, 2014; May 20, 2014; May 22, 2014; May 27, 2014; May 29, 2014
Open Public Shooting
5:30-8 pm
Camp Perry Training Site, Port Clinton
$5/adult, $2/junior
Shooters, including aspiring new shooters, who live in the Camp Perry area 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.
419.635.2141 ext. 1101
thecmp.org/3p/publicshooting.htm

 

May 1, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015
Privy to History: Civil War Prison Life Unearthed
Tues-Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes & Buckland aves., Fremont
$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.
419.332.2081 ext. 217
rbhayes.org

 

May 1, 2014; Jun 5, 2014; Jul 3, 2014; Aug 7, 2014; Sep 4, 2014; Oct 2, 2014
Sandusky Art Walk
5-8 pm
Various downtown locations, Sandusky
Unique art from 30+ artists, gourmet dining or great bar food options, and eclectic shopping.
419.627.9964

 

May 2, 2014 - May 3, 2014
15th Annual Put-in-Bay Spring Fling Customer Appreciation Party
12-9 pm
Island Club, Put-in-Bay
Join over 1800 people for two days of free food and beverages, live entertainment, and start the season off right. Many island businesses offer great discounts for party attendees. Must have lodging reservations to participate.
419.285.7427
putinbayspringfling.com

 

May 2, 2014
A Gala: 2014
7 pm
Port Clinton High School Performing Arts Center, 821 S. Jefferson St., Port Clinton
$8/person
The Ballet School, under the direction of Mary Ann Snider, presents a showcase of collections performed by middle school and high school ballet students, as well as all of the jazz and tap students of all ages. This event is open to the public. Please call for ticket information.
419.635.6106

 

May 2, 2014
An Evening with Melissa Manchester
8 pm
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
$30-125/person
Sponsored by Key Bank, in partnership with Terra State Community College. VIP ticket includes complimentary pre-show cocktails and appetizers, dinner, concert seating of your choice, and a CD of the evening's concert.
877.626.1950
sanduskystate.com

 

May 2, 2014 - May 4, 2014; May 9, 2014 - May 11, 2014
Angel Street
Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm
Harlequins Theatre, 414 Wayne St., Sandusky
$10/person
This Victorian thriller focuses on a seemingly normal couple, the Manninghams. Is the handsome Jack Manningham a caring husband - or is he discreetly trying to drive his young wife Bella into insanity under the guise of kindness? It takes an extraordinarily dedicated Scotland Yard detective, the aptly named Inspector Rough, to unravel this delightfully twisted thriller.
419.621.1311
harlequinstheatre.org

 

May 2, 2014; Jun 6, 2014
Brown Bag Science Friday
12-1 pm
Old Woman Creek NERR, 2514 Cleveland Rd. E (US 6), Huron
419.433.4601
oldwomancreek.org

 

May 2, 2014; Jun 6, 2014; Jul 3, 2014; Aug 1, 2014; Sep 5, 2014; Oct 3, 2014; Nov 7, 2014; Dec 5, 2014
First Friday Fundraiser
10 am-5 pm
Tre Sorelle Cioccolato, 634 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
The first Friday of each month will be dedicated to the community. 10% of the sales on the first Friday will be split between a school and a community organization. Jan 20 (NOTE this is not on the 1st Friday): Port Clinton/Wightman-Wieber Foundation, Feb 7: Sandusky Central Catholic/Stein Hospice, Mar 7: Huron/Firelands Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, Apr 4: Edison/Victory Kitchen, May 2: Margaretta/Care & Share, June 6: Norwalk/Boys & Girls Club, July 3 (NOTE this is not on the 1st Friday): Norwalk Catholic/Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Aug 1: Firelands Christian Academy/Erie Residential Living, Sept 5: Danbury/Ability Works, Oct 3: Firelands Montessori/Serving Our Seniors, Nov 7: Perkins/Piggyback Foundation, and Dec 5: Sandusky/CASA.
419.502.2462
tresorelleonline.com

 

May 2, 2014 - May 3, 2014; May 9, 2014 - May 10, 2014; May 16, 2014 - May 17, 2014; May 23, 2014 - May 24, 2014; May 30, 2014 - May 31, 2014; Jun 6, 2014 - Jun 7, 2014; Jun 13, 2014 - Jun 14, 2014; Jun 20, 2014 - Jun 21, 2014; Jun 27, 2014 - Jun 28, 2014
Live Music
6-9 pm
Paper Moon Vineyards, 2008 SR 60, Vermilion
Live music featuring a variety of artists. Please check the website for hours and schedule of performers.
440.967.2500
papermoonvineyards.com

 

May 2, 2014 - May 4, 2014
Progressive Catawba Island Boat Show
Fri 12-6 pm, Sat 10 am-6 pm, Sun 11 am-5 pm
Catawba Island Club, 4235 E. Beachclub Rd., Port Clinton
Free
10th Annual Catawba Island Boat Show is free and open to the public. The show features displays of over 80 boats, on land and in-water plus 20 exhibitors offering boating services, real estate, and waterfront lifestyle products.
440.899.5009
catawbaislandboatshow.com

 

May 2, 2014 - May 4, 2014; Jul 18, 2014 - Jul 20, 2014; Sep 19, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014; Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014
Sports Card, Coin, Stamp, and Collectible Show
Fri-Sat 10 am-9 pm, Sun 11 am-6 pm
Sandusky Mall, 4314 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
Find those rare coins and collectibles you've been looking for.
419.625.8574 ext. 121
sandusky-mall.com

 

May 2, 2014
The Art of Plating
7 pm
Culinary Vegetable Institute, 12304 SR 13, Milan
$125/person (plus tax and service fee); gratuity is not included
Featuring Chef Antonio Bachour and Chef Bradley Kilgore. Expect phenomenal cuisine, stunning presentation, only the best ingredients possible, and interaction with these top chefs. This dinner will go far beyond our traditional "Earth to Table Dinner" concept.
419.499.7500
culinaryvegetableinstitute.com

 

May 3, 2014
Cause An Effect: A Benefit for Back to the Wild
4-8 pm
Chipotle, 4318 Milan Rd., Sandusky
Make dinner a selfless act by joining in this fundraiser to support Back To The Wild. Come into the Sandusky Chipotle on Milan Rd., present the flyer, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier and they'll get 50% of the proceeds.
backtothewild.com/BTTWChipotle.pdf

 

May 3, 2014 - May 4, 2014
Free Fishing Days
Various locations in Ohio
All Ohio residents are invited to take the opportunity to experience Ohio's fantastic fishing without purchasing a fishing license.
419.621.1402
watercraft.ohiodnr.gov/

 

May 3, 2014
Kentucky Derby Cruise
Various locations, Kelleys Island
$25.50/person
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.
800.446.3140
goodtimeboat.com

 

May 3, 2014
Kentucky Derby Party
5 pm
Chez François/Touché Wine Bar, 555 Main St., Vermilion
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!
440.967.0630
chezfrancois.com

 

May 3, 2014
March for Babies 2014
Shoreline Park, 701 E. Water St., Downtown Sandusky
Donation
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.
419.534.3600
marchforbabies.org

 

May 3, 2014
Mother-to-Mother Sale
9 am-12 pm
St. John Lutheran Church, Adams & 2nd sts., Port Clinton
$.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.
419.960.9156

 

May 3, 2014
Movie: The Pirates Movie
10:30 am & 2:30 pm
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
Free
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
877.626.1950
sanduskystate.com

 

May 3, 2014
Ottawa County Family Fun Fair
10 am-1 pm
Bataan Memorial Elementary School, 525 W. Sixth St., Port Clinton
Free
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.
419.898.3688

 

May 4, 2014
A Bordeaux Wine Dinner
5 pm
Chez François/Touché Wine Bar, 555 Main St., Vermilion
$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.
440.967.0630
chezfrancois.com

 

May 4, 2014
High School Nationals
8 am-8 pm
Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, 1300 SR 18, Norwalk
$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.
419.668.5555
summitmotorsportspark.com

 

May 4, 2014
Hike the Dikes: Warblers!
9 am
Magee Marsh Sportsmen's Migratory Bird Center, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
Free
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.
419.898.0960
friendsofmageemarsh.org

 

May 4, 2014
Mother's Day Tea
1 pm
Historic Lyme Village, 5001 SR 4, Bellevue
Reservations are required. Please call for more information.
419.862.3828
lymevillage.org

 

May 4, 2014
RootsMagic Workshop
1-4 pm
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont
Free
Workshop led by software author Bruce Buzbee.
419.332.2081
rbhayes.org

 

May 5, 2014
Cinco de Mayo Cruise
Goodtime I, 101 W. Shoreline Dr. (Jackson St. Pier), Sandusky
Enjoy a unique cruise with Mexican cuisine, fiesta music, and margarita specials!
800.446.3140
goodtimeboat.com

 

May 6, 2014 - May 15, 2014
Biggest Week in American Birding
Hours vary
Festival Headquarters: Maumee Bay Lodge & Conference Center, 1750 State Park Rd. #2, Oregon
Fees vary.
The "Biggest Week" is one of the premier birding events in the country, offering some of the best birding North America has to offer, planned during the peak of spring songbird migration in the "Warbler Capital of the World". The 10-day festival features workshops, guided birding activities, half-day birding bus tours, keynote speakers and more. Visit the website for registration information, a full schedule of activities, and rates.
419.898.4070
biggestweekinamericanbirding.com

 

May 6, 2014
Blessing of the Fleet
11 am
Fox's Dock, Downtown Put-in-Bay
Free
Since the ancient mariners, villages have gathered to bless the fishing and transportation vessels each spring to keep their friends and loved ones safe while on the water. Ferry boats, water taxis, rescue vessels, commercial watercraft, and medical helicopters servicing Put-in-Bay will be blessed for the 2014 season by clergy representing the island's three congregations. Put-in-Bay School Choir will perform and coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies will be served on the dock.
419.285.2832
visitputinbay.com

 

May 6, 2014
Goodwill Career Fair
12-4 pm
Erie County Fairgrounds, 3110 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
Bring your resume and meet over 50 Northern Ohio employers at the Goodwill Career Fair! Attend workshops on resume writing, interviewing, and how to dress to impress. Onsite interviews will be held for health care, sales, retail, HR, manufacturing, banking, teachers, and hospitality ranging from full and part time positions, to seasonal work.
419.625.4744
goodwillsandusky.org

 

May 6, 2014 - May 9, 2014
Live Television Taping Event: RFD-TV's Mollie B Polka Party
1-9 pm
Sawmill Creek Resort, 400 Sawmill Creek Dr. W (off US 6), Huron
RFD-TV's Mollie B Polka Party, invites the public to a LIVE television taping event May 6-9, 2014 in Huron, Ohio. Mollie B Polka Party and guests in attendance will be taped for future shows to be aired on RFD-TV. The host hotel and venue is the Sawmill Creek Resort. Local bands from Ohio and neighboring Midwest states will be featured throughout the four days of dancing and music from 1-9 pm daily.
419.433.3800
rfdtv.com/story/24980384/join-mollie-b-in-huron-ohio

 

Apr 24, 2014; Apr 29, 2014; May 1, 2014; May 6, 2014; May 8, 2014; May 13, 2014; May 15, 2014; May 20, 2014; May 22, 2014; May 27, 2014; May 29, 2014
Open Public Shooting
5:30-8 pm
Camp Perry Training Site, Port Clinton
$5/adult, $2/junior
Shooters, including aspiring new shooters, who live in the Camp Perry area 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.
419.635.2141 ext. 1101
thecmp.org/3p/publicshooting.htm

 

May 7, 2014; May 14, 2014; May 21, 2014; May 28, 2014; Jun 4, 2014; Jun 11, 2014; Jun 18, 2014; Jun 25, 2014; Jul 16, 2014; Jul 23, 2014; Jul 30, 2014; Aug 6, 2014; Aug 13, 2014; Aug 20, 2014; Aug 27, 2014; Sep 3, 2014; Sep 10, 2014; Sep 17, 2014; Sep 24, 2014
Fun Night
5 pm
Summit Motorsports Park, 1300 SR 18, Norwalk
$7/person
Looking for something different to do with your friends mid-week? Take your ride for a spin at Summit Motorsports Park. Open to everyone.
419.668.5555
summitmotorsportspark.com

 

May 8, 2014 - May 10, 2014; May 16, 2014 - May 18, 2014
"A Grand Night for Singing"
Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm
Playmakers Civic Theatre, 604 W. 6th St., Port Clinton
$15/person
This musical revue is a romantic journey from young infatuation to the touching complexities of commitment, the joys of parenthood, and the power of enduring love. It features over 30 songs from beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals.
419.734.5044
pcplaymakers.org

 

May 8, 2014
Goodwill Career Fair
12-4 pm
Fremont Recreation Complex, 600 St. Joseph St., Fremont
Bring your resume and meet over 50 Northern Ohio employers at the Goodwill Career Fair! Attend workshops on resume writing, interviewing, and how to dress to impress. Onsite interviews will be held for health care, sales, retail, HR, manufacturing, banking, teachers, and hospitality ranging from full and part time positions, to seasonal work.
419.625.4744
goodwillsandusky.org

 

Apr 24, 2014; Apr 29, 2014; May 1, 2014; May 6, 2014; May 8, 2014; May 13, 2014; May 15, 2014; May 20, 2014; May 22, 2014; May 27, 2014; May 29, 2014
Open Public Shooting
5:30-8 pm
Camp Perry Training Site, Port Clinton
$5/adult, $2/junior
Shooters, including aspiring new shooters, who live in the Camp Perry area 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.
419.635.2141 ext. 1101
thecmp.org/3p/publicshooting.htm

 

May 9, 2014 - May 11, 2014; May 16, 2014 - May 17, 2014
"Oliver!" Musical
Fri-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2:30 pm
The Hirt Theatre at Bellevue Society for the Arts, 205 Maple Street Bellevue
$12/adult (18+), $10/senior (60+), $8/child
With music, book and lyrics by Lionel Bart, "Oliver!" is adapted from Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist. The musical stage version tells the tale of an orphan boy who dares to ask for more food. Produced by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.
419.484.2787
bellevuearts.net

 

May 9, 2014
A Nashville Songwriter Round
8 pm
The Listening Room at OurGuest Inn & Suites, 220 E. Perry St., Port Clinton
$10 plus 2-drink minimum
Featuring Clay Evans, Erin Thomas, and Ron Miller.
419.734.7050
thelisteningroompc.com

 

May 2, 2014 - May 4, 2014; May 9, 2014 - May 11, 2014
Angel Street
Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm
Harlequins Theatre, 414 Wayne St., Sandusky
$10/person
This Victorian thriller focuses on a seemingly normal couple, the Manninghams. Is the handsome Jack Manningham a caring husband - or is he discreetly trying to drive his young wife Bella into insanity under the guise of kindness? It takes an extraordinarily dedicated Scotland Yard detective, the aptly named Inspector Rough, to unravel this delightfully twisted thriller.
419.621.1311
harlequinstheatre.org

 

May 9, 2014
Electrifying Strings Concert
7 pm
Port Clinton High School Performing Arts Center, 821 S. Jefferson St., Port Clinton
$20/adult, $10/students and seniors
Mark Wood, the Emmy-winning composer and founding member of Trans-Siberian Orchestra is coming to Port Clinton City Schools to work with the orchestra program, then perform with them during this concert. His goal is to "ignite their passions and inspire students to open their minds and unlock their potential." Tickets are available at the door.
419.734.2147 ext. 7
www.pccsd.net

 

May 9, 2014
Fancy Nancy - The Musical
7 pm
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
$10-18/person
Fancy Nancy and her friends, Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show, "Deep Sea Dances." Nancy is positive, that's fancy for 100 percent sure, that she and Bree will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn't the one she wanted?
877.626.1950
sanduskystate.com

 

May 2, 2014 - May 3, 2014; May 9, 2014 - May 10, 2014; May 16, 2014 - May 17, 2014; May 23, 2014 - May 24, 2014; May 30, 2014 - May 31, 2014; Jun 6, 2014 - Jun 7, 2014; Jun 13, 2014 - Jun 14, 2014; Jun 20, 2014 - Jun 21, 2014; Jun 27, 2014 - Jun 28, 2014
Live Music
6-9 pm
Paper Moon Vineyards, 2008 SR 60, Vermilion
Live music featuring a variety of artists. Please check the website for hours and schedule of performers.
440.967.2500
papermoonvineyards.com

 

May 9, 2014
Ohio State Day at Cedar Point
11 am-9 pm
Cedar Point, 1 Cedar Point Dr. (off US 6), Sandusky
Enjoy a special one-of-a-kind day of fun, entertainment, networking, and family time for The Ohio State University alumni and their guests at the Best Amusement Park in the World!
419.627.2350
cedarpoint.com

 

May 10, 2014
10th Annual Marblehead Bank 5K Daisy Run/Walk
8 am registration, 9 am run/walk
Marblehead VFW, 421 W. Main St., Marblehead
$15/pre-register, $18 race day
This is an out and back course that is very scenic with several small hills that wind past the natural habitat of the Lakeside Daisy with water stops included. Awards given in 14 age groups as well as overall top make and female runners and walkers. Race will be held rain or shine with no refunds. All proceeds benefit Danbury Twp. Police Department and Marblehead Police Department.
419.798.4471

 

May 10, 2014
5th Annual Ohio's Largest Corn Hole Tournament
12-5 pm
Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center, 439 Loraine Ave., Put-in-Bay
Free
Compete for cash and prizes. Entry is free with over $2,000 in cash and prizes including a $500 first prize, weekend getaway packages, Jet Express tickets, dinner packages and more.
419.285.7427
putinbayresort.com

 

May 10, 2014
Birding Old Woman Creek Reserve
7 am-9:30 pm
Old Woman Creek, 2514 Cleveland Rd. E, Huron
To celebrate the "Biggest Week in American Birding" Old Woman Creek will host birding activities all day. Discover which birds are using the different habitats of the reserve and which ones are migrating through. Guided hikes, bird birding, birding by canoe, and more. Please call for more information.
419.433.4601
oldwomancreek.org

 

May 10, 2014; Jun 14, 2014; Jul 12, 2014
Carousel Story Time
10 & 10:30 am
Merry-Go-Round Museum, 301 Jackson St. (at US 6), Sandusky
$1/person
Take a break and enjoy a little family fun at the Merry-Go-Round Museum's "Carousel Story Time." Spend quality time with your children, take a carousel ride, and listen to a great story.
419.626.6111
merrygoroundmuseum.org

 

May 10, 2014
Cedar Point's Opening Day
10 am-10 pm
Cedar Point Amusement Park, 1 Cedar Point Dr. (off US 6), Sandusky
It's all about new and exciting experiences for family in 2014! Two new rides will greet you at the World's Best Amusement Park: Pipe Scream and Lake Erie Eagles.
419.627.2350
cedarpoint.com

 

May 10, 2014
Classroom Boating Course
8 am-5 pm
Huron Lagoons, 100 Laguna Dr., Huron
$5/person
This boater safety education classroom course is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and fulfill Ohio's boater education requirement. Please call to register.
419.433.3200
watercraft.ohiodnr.gov/

 

May 10, 2014
Community Day: Meet the Artists
10 am-2 pm
Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River S. Rd., Elmore
Free
Featured demonstration by Jan Pugh, Packer Creek Pottery, creating her famous majolica ceramics on the pottery wheel. Shop for unique hand-crafted items, fun activities for the family, and meet the artists of the Garden Argosy Gift Shop. Bring your mom for the perfect Mother's Day outing.
419.862.3182
schedel-gardens.org

 

May 10, 2014
Erie County Master Gardeners' Annual Plant Sale
9 am-1 pm
Erie County Fairgrounds, 3110 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
Free
Need help finding what's best for your yard? Let the Master Gardeners of Erie County assist you! A variety of plants will be on sale including perennials, bulbs, grasses, shrubs, and more. Held rain or shine.
419.627.7631

 

May 10, 2014
International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD)
Dawn-Dusk
Black Swamp Bird Observatory, Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, and Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, (off SR 2), Oak Harbor
Free
IMBD is an international celebrating of the migration of songbirds between their summer and winter homes. Locally celebrate with free songbird banding demonstrations where you can see and photograph beautiful birds up close, book signings, activities for kids and bird walks on the wildlife areas.
419.898.4070
biggestweekinamericanbirding.com

 

May 10, 2014
Lakeside Annual Plant Sale
9 am
Hoover Auditorium, 115 Third St., Lakeside
Free
The Lakeside Annual Plant Sale will feature a variety of annuals, perennials, herbs, ground covers and small nursery stock for purchase. All proceeds from the Plant Sale will help to keep the Lakeside grounds beautiful throughout the Chautauqua summer season. There is no gate pass admission fee for this event.
419.798.4461
lakesideohio.com

 

May 10, 2014
Mother's Day Tea
1-3 pm
Culinary Vegetable Institute, 12304 SR 13, Milan
$25/adult, $15/child
Treat the women in your life to an elegant afternoon at The Culinary Vegetable Institute. Guests will enjoy finger sandwiches, canapes, petit fours, sweets, and an assortment of fine tea. Please call to make a reservation.
419.499.7500
culinaryvegetableinstitute.com

 

May 10, 2014
Reaction to the Creation of Plum Brook Ordnance Works 1940-41
2 pm
Sandusky Library, 114 W. Adams St., Sandusky
In a video he produced and directed, Bill Lucht will discuss the effects that the establishment of the Plum Brook Ordnance Works had on the over 150 families who, along with their farms and businesses, were displaced from the land on which the plant was built.
419.625.3834
www.sandusky.lib.oh.us

 

May 10, 2014
Take the Kids Fishing Fun Day
11 am
Shoreline Park, 411 E. Water St., Sandusky
419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

May 11, 2014
A Mother's Day Celebration
1-7 pm
Chez François/Touché Wine Bar, 555 Main St., Vermilion
$56.95/person (tax & gratuity not included)
Please visit the website for a detailed menu.
440.967.0630
chezfrancois.com

 

May 11, 2014
Mother's Day Brunch
11:30 am or 1:30 pm
Wesley Lodge, 510 Central Ave., Lakeside
$20/adult, $8/child (6-12), and children under the age of five are free.
Reservations must be made in advance with payment due at the time of registration. Please indicate the number of guests and the seating time you will be attending.
419.798.4461
lakesideohio.com

 

May 11, 2014
Mother's Day Buffet
10 am-2 pm
Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, 7000 Kalahari Dr. (off US 250), Sandusky
$26.99/adult, $10.99/child (3-12), children 2 & under are free
A Mother's Day Brunch featuring chef carved New York strip roast with jus and horseradish cream, sliced ham with honey mustard sauce, soup and salad bar, children's buffet, dessert extravaganza, and much more. Reservations encouraged. Subject to 19% taxable service charge and applicable sales tax.
419.433.5543
kalahariresorts.com/ohio

 

May 12, 2014 - May 13, 2014
Lakeside Daisy Two-day Workshop and Field Trips
9:30 am-4 pm
Lakeside Welcome Center Parking Lot, 9534 E. Harbor Rd., Marblehead
$90/person
Fee includes guest speakers, all field trips, and luncheons on Mon and Tues. Breakfast, evening meals, and hotel not included. Visit historical and botanically significant locations on Marblehead Peninsula, behind-the-scene-tour of an Alvar, and a multitude of Lakeside Daisies, one of the rarest plants in the US. Register online before Apr 10; limit 60.
419.683.8952
flora-quest.com

 

Apr 24, 2014; Apr 29, 2014; May 1, 2014; May 6, 2014; May 8, 2014; May 13, 2014; May 15, 2014; May 20, 2014; May 22, 2014; May 27, 2014; May 29, 2014
Open Public Shooting
5:30-8 pm
Camp Perry Training Site, Port Clinton
$5/adult, $2/junior
Shooters, including aspiring new shooters, who live in the Camp Perry area 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.
419.635.2141 ext. 1101
thecmp.org/3p/publicshooting.htm

 

May 14, 2014 - May 15, 2014; Jun 4, 2014; Jun 25, 2014; Jul 12, 2014; Aug 23, 2014; Sep 10, 2014; Oct 1, 2014
B-17 Rides: Yankee Lady
3-6 pm
Erie-Ottawa International Airport, 3255 E. State Rd., Port Clinton
Experience the flight of a lifetime and take a ride on a B-17 "Yankee Lady".
734.483.4030
yankeeairmuseum.org

 

May 14, 2014 - May 17, 2014
CAF Redtail Squadron "Rise Above" Travelling Exhibit
10 am-4 pm
Liberty Aviation Museum, 3515 E. State Rd., Port Clinton
Learn the story of the Tuskegee Airmen and see the P-51C Red Tail Mustang. Meet actual Tuskegee Airmen, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Harold Brown.
419.734.0234
libertyaviationmuseum.org

 

May 14, 2014
Firelands Symphony Orchestra's Gala Event
Sawmill Creek Resort, 400 Sawmill Creek Dr., Huron
Featuring live music, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, and auction. Come and enjoy this extraordinary evening of music and fun!
419.621.4800
firelandssymphony.com

 

May 7, 2014; May 14, 2014; May 21, 2014; May 28, 2014; Jun 4, 2014; Jun 11, 2014; Jun 18, 2014; Jun 25, 2014; Jul 16, 2014; Jul 23, 2014; Jul 30, 2014; Aug 6, 2014; Aug 13, 2014; Aug 20, 2014; Aug 27, 2014; Sep 3, 2014; Sep 10, 2014; Sep 17, 2014; Sep 24, 2014
Fun Night
5 pm
Summit Motorsports Park, 1300 SR 18, Norwalk
$7/person
Looking for something different to do with your friends mid-week? Take your ride for a spin at Summit Motorsports Park. Open to everyone.
419.668.5555
summitmotorsportspark.com

 

May 15, 2014 - May 18, 2014
20th Annual Lake Erie Walleye Fishing and Golfing Seminar Weekend
Commodore Perry Inn & Suites, 225 W. Lakeshore Dr., Port Clinton
Education with recreation, 14 hours of C.E. that you can take home and use in your practice as soon as Monday morning! Indoor and outdoor range shooting at Camp Perry will also be available. Bring your binoculars to enjoy some of the best birding.
740.344.3061
symbiosishc.org

 

May 15, 2014
A Pinot Noir Wine Dinner
6:30 pm
Chez François/Touché Wine Bar, 555 Main St., Vermilion
$115/person (tax & gratuity not included)
Featuring wines of France, California, and Oregon.
440.967.0630
chezfrancois.com

 

May 15, 2014 - May 17, 2014
Nest with the Birds
Various locations, Kelleys Island
Free
Join the Kelleys Island Audubon Society in welcoming migrating song birds to this wonderfully quiet 2,800 acre island in the western basin of Lake Erie.
419.746.2258
kelleysislandnature.com

 

Apr 24, 2014; Apr 29, 2014; May 1, 2014; May 6, 2014; May 8, 2014; May 13, 2014; May 15, 2014; May 20, 2014; May 22, 2014; May 27, 2014; May 29, 2014
Open Public Shooting
5:30-8 pm
Camp Perry Training Site, Port Clinton
$5/adult, $2/junior
Shooters, including aspiring new shooters, who live in the Camp Perry area 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.
419.635.2141 ext. 1101
thecmp.org/3p/publicshooting.htm

 

May 15, 2014; Jun 19, 2014; Jul 17, 2014; Aug 21, 2014; Sep 18, 2014
Third Thursday (Music, Flowers, & A Sunset)
6:30-9 pm
Downtown, Vermilion
Free
Over 20 musicians and musical groups perform around downtown Vermilion.
440.963.0772
mainstreetvermilion.org

 

May 8, 2014 - May 10, 2014; May 16, 2014 - May 18, 2014
"A Grand Night for Singing"
Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm
Playmakers Civic Theatre, 604 W. 6th St., Port Clinton
$15/person
This musical revue is a romantic journey from young infatuation to the touching complexities of commitment, the joys of parenthood, and the power of enduring love. It features over 30 songs from beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals.
419.734.5044
pcplaymakers.org

 

May 9, 2014 - May 11, 2014; May 16, 2014 - May 17, 2014
"Oliver!" Musical
Fri-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2:30 pm
The Hirt Theatre at Bellevue Society for the Arts, 205 Maple Street Bellevue
$12/adult (18+), $10/senior (60+), $8/child
With music, book and lyrics by Lionel Bart, "Oliver!" is adapted from Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist. The musical stage version tells the tale of an orphan boy who dares to ask for more food. Produced by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.
419.484.2787
bellevuearts.net

 

May 16, 2014 - May 17, 2014
10th Anniversary Wightman-Wieber Kidsfest Safety Celebration
Fri 7-11 pm, Sat 12-5 pm
Sandusky Bay Pavilion, 605 E. Water St., Sandusky
One canned good or nonperishable food item (Saturday only)
On Friday, bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the movie Frozen. On Saturday, enjoy free boat rides on the Goodtime I, games, crafts, food, safety information, and more.
419.627.5886
cityofsandusky.com

 

May 16, 2014
50+ Lifestyle Show
10 am-2 pm
Sandusky Mall, 4314 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
Products, services, and activities geared toward Baby Boomers and seniors.
419.625.8574 ext. 121
sandusky-mall.com